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Nicki Minaj, Safaree Bitter Beef ... Means Beefed-Up Security at VMAs

8/18/2018 1:00 AM PDT

The ugly war of words between Nicki Minaj and Safaree could come to a head if the exes run into each other at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, but there's a plan in place to avoid that ... TMZ has learned.

Nicki and Safaree will be at the VMAs Monday night in NYC -- she's performing and he's repping VH1 -- so both will be doing press on the carpet outside Radio City Music Hall beforehand.

It will be the first time the 2 will be in the same vicinity since Safaree claimed Nicki stabbed him and tried to kill him. She fired back, calling him a thief and a liar.

We're told people in charge of security at the event are well aware of the bad blood, and extra measures -- including more guards -- are being taken to ensure the 2 don't have any interaction ... and no nasty confrontation.

Too bad ... sounds like it would be ratings gold.

'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans Cleared in Child Abuse Criminal Investigation

8/15/2018 3:04 PM PDT

Jenelle Evans has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a child abuse investigation ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Jenelle's baby daddy, Nathan, triggered the investigation by telling cops their son, Kaiser, would repeatedly come to his house with bruises. Nathan thought the bruises were at the hands of Jenelle's husband, David Eason.

Social workers from the Dept. of Social Services visited Jenelle's home late last month and determined there was no abuse. We don't know how they determined the nature and cause of the bruises.

We've learned the Columbus County Sheriff's Office has just cleared both Jenelle and David of any impropriety.

When Nathan filed the police report, he also tried to wrestle custody away from Jenelle and refused to return Kaiser to her, but that was short-lived ... authorities ordered him to return the child to his mother.

It's not the first time this summer Jenelle has been involved in family controversy. Just last month, Jenelle brandished a handgun in a road rage incident with her other son riding shotgun.

Lindsay Lohan Sorry for 'Weak' #MeToo Comment Didn't Mean It Like That

8/12/2018 12:41 PM PDT

Lindsay Lohan is backtracking on some eyebrow-raising comments she made about #MeToo -- calling women who speak out as looking "weak" -- and is setting the record straight.

LiLo issued a statement Sunday apologizing for her remarks and any harm inflicted. She says ... "The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who champion it."

She continues ... "However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent. I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused."

The original comment came out recently in a Times interview, in which she criticized some women for coming out with their stories of sexual abuse way after the fact -- rather than address it in the moment -- and added speaking out now made strong women "look weak."

She's clearing that up now though, insisting she has "the utmost respect and admiration for the women brave enough to come forward and speak out about their experiences."

Lindsay Lohan Struts Her Stuff on Reality Show ... Shrugs Off Haters

8/9/2018 7:07 AM PDT

Lindsay Lohan isn't letting the backlash from her recent comments on the #MeToo movement keep her from doing her thing in Greece.

Lindsay was spotted Wednesday heading out to film her new MTV reality show, "Lohan Beach Club," in Mykonos. She was smiling and wearing a floral sheer dress with a Moschino belt. 

The "Mean Girls" star recently slammed the #MeToo accusers, calling them weak in an interview with The Times. But it doesn't look like the actress is too worried about her comments.

The good news ... Lindsay's back on her feet after being hobbled by a bum ankle during filming. 

The reality show, set to launch in 2019, follows LiLo as she runs her day and nightclub on the Greek isles.

Nev Schulman My Next 'Catfish' Co-Host How 'bout Cardi B?!

8/9/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Nev Schulman wants Cardi B as his next 'Catfish' co-host 'cause he likes it like that ... but landing her's a different story.

We hit up Nev on the heels of Max Joseph announcing he's leaving the show after 7 seasons as its co-host and wanted to know who's sliding next to him on MTV. Nev starts graciously and says Max is irreplaceable, but adds the show must go on.

And, with that said ... Nev's set his sights on the "Bodak Yellow" rapper. Of course, he's singing her praises, but he knows landing her is tricky for obvious reasons. No problem, he's already thinking of ways to hook her in for at least a guest hosting gig.

If not Cardi, Nev says he's definitely keen on getting a woman's take on the show.

TMZ broke the story ... Max will transition to life behind the camera. His final episode airs August 22.

'Catfish' Co-Host Max Joseph Quits Show!!! On to Something New

8/8/2018 10:30 AM PDT

Nev Schulman is losing his longtime TV partner and 'Catfish' co-host, Max Joseph, to life behind the camera ... TMZ has learned.

Max tells us he's quitting the MTV show -- which he helped create and co-host for 7 years -- to pursue his budding career in filmmaking. He says, "For a while now I have been straddling two careers as TV host and filmmaker and, while this level of busy-ness is a dream come true, my life can no longer sustain it."

Max adds ... "With 'Catfish' still going strong after 7 seasons, 115 episodes, 31 specials and showing no sign of slowing down, I feel it is finally the time for me to make my exit." 

Nev says he's gonna miss Max for "his ability to listen, empathize and advise" and adds ... "While selfishly I'd love to keep him all to myself, I know that unleashing the creativity and passion that he has will benefit so many of us."

Unclear if MTV is going to cast a replacement host for Max. 'Catfish' is in the middle of airing its seventh season right now. Max's final episode will air August 22 at 9 PM ET/PT.

Paris Hilton NO TV Advice for LiLo ... 'I Don't Forgive' Her, Never Will

8/2/2018 4:25 PM PDT

Paris Hilton is absolutely one to hold a grudge when it comes to Lindsay Lohan, and because of that she says there's NO chance she'll watch LiLo on MTV.

We got the reality TV OG -- as she describes herself -- and her fiance, Chris Zylka, Thursday at LAX -- and asked if she had any advice for Linds as she shoots her reality show, "Lohan Beach Club."

The couple laughed it off in unison, although Chris did have one very harsh tip for Lohan.

It's funny ... the dynamic here with Chris and Paris kinda reminds us of 2006, when Paris' pal, Brandon Davis, did all the Lindsay bashing and Paris did all the snickering. 

Old habits die hard ... kinda like that grudge, which Paris says is all about Lindsay crossing her fam.

Far as we can tell, P's referring to her bro, Barron, catching a beatdown at a 2013 party. Lindsay was accused of masterminding the attack  

Lindsay Lohan Reality Show That's a Wrap ... On My Ankle!!!

7/30/2018 2:48 PM PDT

Lindsay Lohan's new reality show with MTV is already hobbled -- 'cause its star is nursing a bum wheel.

Lindsay was in Mykonos, Greece Monday with a large brace wrapped around her right ankle and foot. It's unclear if she injured herself while filming "Lohan Beach Club" -- the new reality show MTV just announced.  

Either way, LiLo doesn't look too comfortable with the foot gear. Hard to tell if or how this might affect production on her reality show. So far, so good ... camera crews were still front and center as she made her way around the club.

Also interesting ... Linds seemed to be walking around just fine in the newly released promo for the show -- which makes us think the injury is recent, and will probably (most definitely) be included as a plot point in at least one of the episodes.

The show will follow Lindsay as she runs her club in Mykonos. Looks like she'll be limping into the office for a while.

Lindsay Lohan Watch Me Do My Biz Thang in Greece!!!

7/30/2018 9:43 AM PDT

Lindsay Lohan is snapping back to reality ... as in a new reality show, cause she's doing one for MTV.

The "Mean Girls" star will show what it's like to run her club biz when MTV launches "Lohan Beach Club" in 2019. The show will center around Lohan Beach House in Mykonos. It's the same hot spot where LiLo partied with Tiffany Trump over the weekend to raise money for victims of the massive Greek wildfires. 

MTV cameras will follow Lindsay as her team of handpicked brand ambassadors prove their expertise and ambition over the course of the season ... all set at LiLo's day and nightclub on the Greek isles.

This ain't the first time Lindsay's dipped her toe into reality TV. Remember, her family did "Living Lohan" for a short-lived season in 2008 -- and "Lindsay" had an 8-episode run on OWN back in 2014.

Jenelle Evans' Ex Road Rage Shows She's Dangerous ... I Want Custody of Our Kid!!!

7/25/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Jenelle Evans keeping a loaded gun in her car -- in reach of her children -- proves she's not using sound judgment as a parent and doesn't deserve to have custody ... so says her ex and 2nd baby daddy.

We spoke with Nathan Griffith -- who shares 4-year-old Kaiser with Jenelle -- and he tells us he's incredibly concerned for his kid's safety in light of Jenelle's recently aired road rage incident on "Teen Mom 2."

He believes the video shows her kids are being raised in an unstable and hostile environment ... so his fight to get custody of Kaiser is well justified.

There's also this ... Nathan actually sides with Jenelle's husband, David Eason, who berated her for following someone home and confronting them. Nathan says it could've turned into a bloodbath, which is true ... 'cause the other driver told us he was armed.

Bottom line for Nathan ... Jenelle's apparent lack of proper gun safety around her 8-year-old son tells a much bigger story -- she's unfit as a parent, and his son would be better off with him.

Sarah Palin Bristol's Gonna Kill It on 'Teen Mom' ... And I'm Here to Help!!!

7/21/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Sarah Palin's proud as heck of her daughter, Bristol, joining the cast of "Teen Mom OG" ... and doesn't rule out making an appearance or 2 herself.

We got the former Vice Presidential candidate at LAX Friday and asked about her family getting back into the reality TV biz. She tells us her daughter's going to be perfect for the show, because she has a great message ... and a good forum to tell her story now.

Palin makes it pretty clear she's not the biggest 'Teem Mom' fan, but that doesn't mean she's against being part of the show ... if Bristol needs her. And, unlike Farrah Abraham, she doesn't seem too concerned about any political bias.

The new season with Bristol fires up on MTV this fall ... so Sarah's still got some time to catch up on the storylines.

Farrah Abraham Shocked Bristol's Doing 'Teen Mom' ... Show's Not Trump-Friendly

7/20/2018 2:14 PM PDT

Farrah Abraham thinks Bristol Palin's in for a huge shock on "Teen Mom OG" because her conservative views will not be welcome around producers.

The 'Teen Mom' alum tells us she's not surprised Bristol wanted to come on board the popular MTV series -- but, she is shocked the show's producers sought her out. Farrah referred to the showrunners as the "Trump Hate Cult."

Farrah tells us she's concerned for the safety of Bristol and her family because of politics, and she's not even convinced it will make for good TV. In fact, she's not impressed at all with Bristol's story or what she'll bring to the table.

She does have a better option than Bristol in mind, though -- someone who already has experience.

Farrah Abraham I've Got a Wrestling Fantasy ... Bring On Alexa Bliss!

7/17/2018 6:35 AM PDT

Hulk Hogan. Ultimate Warrior. The chick from 'Backdoor Teen Mom.'

Yes, Farrah Abraham has dreams of becoming a professional wrestler -- and tells TMZ Sports she's got her sights set on squaring off with some of the biggest names in WWE. 

FYI, the former MTV star recently inked a deal with World Class Revolution Pro Wrestling -- but, it appears to be more of a promotional thing than an actual wrestling contract. 

Still, when we saw Farrah at the Syndicate L.A. party at Jimmy Goldstein's home on Monday night ... she seemed excited about the possibility of throwing down at some point. 

"I would probably choose Alexa Bliss or maybe the Bella Twins," Farrah said ... "I think those ladies are great."

She also claims to be a HUGE wrestling fan -- and says a match with Stone Cold Steve Austin or Hulk Hogan would be a dream come true. 

There's one WWE superstar Farrah's afraid of ... for a good reason.  

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