Mariah Carey has gagged Nick Cannon -- but not in a good way. He's not allowed to say boo about their divorce ... or else.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Nick and Mariah's lawyers hashed out a confidentiality agreement as part of their divorce ... and it's completely one-sided.
Nick is barred from saying anything about the split. If he does, there are severe financial penalties. But Mariah has the right under the agreement to announce the split on her terms.
Nick is clearly following orders ... check out the video from NYC Thursday -- he zipped it.
Nick is allowed to say they're now living separately ... which he's already done. But he cannot say anything about the divorce.
As TMZ first reported ... the divorce is a "done deal" ... the property settlement and child custody have already been hashed out.
Drake and Rihanna
Together and Very Possibly
8/19/2014 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
So Drake and Rihanna walk into a club ... which means they were banging, right?
The former couple hit up Griffin nightclub in NYC Monday night ... and according to photogs they were there for nearly 2 hours and left at around 3 AM -- 21 minutes apart.
Eyewitnesses inside the club tell TMZ ... Drake and Rihanna had tables next to each other and were deep in conversation, flirtatious and whispering in each other's ears.
Enough evidence for you?
I Got Screwed
Buying a Mold-Infested House!
8/19/2014 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kourtney Kardashian is crying cover-up ... claiming the house she bought from Keyshawn Johnson is infested with dangerous mold that was masked by a coat of paint ... sending her family fleeing for their safety.
We're told Kourtney's decorator found the mold when he installed some fixtures.
Kourtney and the kids checked into the Montage hotel in Bev Hills Monday. The photo agency didn't get Scott Disick ... but we're told he arrived later. The family just returned from the Hamptons and decided it was too dangerous to move back into the house -- especially since Kourtney is pregnant.
Sources connected with Kourtney say she's on the attack ... ready to sue anyone who's responsible. She believes the fresh paint over what she claims is mold is the smoking gun.
We've made multiple calls to Keyshawn ... but haven't heard back.
Super Agent Scott Boras
RIPS JERRY MAGUIRE
Bromance Is Bad for Business
8/18/2014 11:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Boras -- who reps some of the biggest stars in MLB and famously negotiated Alex Rodriguez's $275 million mega deal in 2007 -- was at LAX this weekend when he told us the Tidwell-Maguire bromance in the movie is bad for business.
"The best thing you can do for a player probably is to handle that a little bit differently ... make sure he's more about decision making and what he needs to do and more about his relationship with his loved ones and your relationship is probably more of a professional one."
To quote Bob Sugar ... "It's not 'show friends' -- It's show business."
Champ is Here
8/18/2014 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brock Lesnar's appetite was still in full effect after his epic SummerSlam victory Sunday night ... so he decided to wash down John Cena with a steak dinner.
Lesnar hit up Morton's in downtown Los Angeles with Paul Heyman after becoming the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He brought his championship belts with him to dinner ... and they still have Cena's name on them!
But Lesnar didn't let his performance rest on its laurels ... he was still talking serious smack about Cena even after the match. He also drops a hint about the future of dual belts.
Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat.
Dancing Queen (GREAT VIDEO!)
8/14/2014 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Reese Witherspoon was the funnest girl in Capri, Italy Wednesday ... rocking out the way only white girls can during what looks like a wedding-related event.
Reese whipped her hair back and forth -- champagne in hand -- as she rocked out to "I Will Survive."
It's unclear how many times Anema e Core - The Tavern refilled her glass, but we're guessing several.
Judging from the video, she had enough to get footloose, but she was not "beyond."
We love Reese!
Shark Attack Victim
I'm Gonna Be in the Movies!
8/11/2014 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Everybody thinks they're a star in Hollywood ... even the guy who turned into shark bait last month.
Steven Robles showed up in Hermosa Beach, CA over the weekend at a Shark Week event ... a stone's throw from Manhattan Beach where he was attacked by a great white that struggled to free itself from a fishing line.
Robles showed off his scars and told our photog he's gotten bites from production companies ... even a documentary producer who wanted to do a flick about the incident.
Scene 1 ... Shark bites him
Scene 2 ... ???
Michael and I Will Always Be Friends
8/7/2014 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nicole Murphy addressed her breakup with Michael Strahan for the first time today, and did her best to make it seem like there are NO hard feelings between them -- but it's kinda hard to buy what she's selling in this clip.
Nicole was grabbing lunch in L.A. after a workout when she claimed, "It's all good" ... between her and Strahan -- glossing over the fact he was blindsided by the breakup announcement, and that she had hunted him down in a hotel room to accuse him of cheating.
Nicole was also asked about her relationship with ex-NBA star Jimmy Jackson ... after their Caribbean fling last month.
She may be a reality TV star, but Nicole's got some acting chops too.
Palestinian Civilians 'Deserve to Be Dead'
... They Started It!
8/7/2014 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
12:45 PM PT -- Joan says in a statement ... she was "totally taken out of context. What I said and stand behind is, war is hell and unfortunately civilians are victims of political conflicts. We, the United States, certainly know this as 69 years later we still feel the guilt of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
She adds, "Along with every other sane person in this world, I am praying for peace."
Joan Rivers has zero sympathy for Palestinian civilians killed in the Gaza conflict because they had fair warning to get out, and didn't ... so they deserve to die.
Joan was at LAX yesterday when she doubled down on her now famous rant about Israel defending itself ... by screaming she doesn't want to hear about civilian casualties.
A sample of her rage: "They started it. We now don't count who's dead. You're dead, you deserve to be dead."
You have to see the rest. You can't accuse Joan of not having an opinion.
Are You Looking at My Ass?
Seriously, Please Look at My Ass!!
8/4/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
And the gold medal for "Camera Whoring with Your Ass Out" goes to ... Brittny Gastineau -- and this video proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Kim Kardashian's pal appeared to be several drinks in when she poured herself all over a bar at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami this weekend -- and slowly undressed while blatantly mugging for paparazzi.
The most awesome part of this video is not Brittny's ass ... but the fact everyone around her is totally ignoring her.
You know how this ends, right? With Brittny passed out, looking like she's auditioning for "Weekend at Bernie's."
Of Course We Use Drones
8/4/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The LAPD is worried the paparazzi will start using drones to shoot celebs and their homes. Turns out ... it's already happening.
We've learned a major paparazzi agency -- AKM-GSI -- has been selling drone videos of celebrity homes. Steve Ginsburg, who owns the agency, tells us he has no problem shooting the real estate but he wants nothing to do with images that include actual celebs behind their walls.
Ginsburg is clear - there is no law prohibiting his company from shooting aerial footage of homes ... even if the celebs are in the shot. But he says there would be a "huge backlash" if his or any other agency tried to hawk the footage.
Ginsburg says a photog tried to sell him drone video of Miley Cyrus in her backyard but he wouldn't bite. Miley actually spotted the drone and was pissed ... shooting the aircraft from the ground and uploading it on Instagram to show the intrusion.
Ginsburg tells TMZ, "We have the utmost respect for celebs and we stand by our word that we will not distribute any drone video capturing celebrities on public or private property."
Worst Movie Answer Ever
8/1/2014 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bryan Singer -- who has been all but vindicated in a lawsuit accusing him of sexual molestation -- had an interesting choice of movies he favors.
The "X-Men" director was at LAX Thursday where he dodged questions about the recent allegations, but did get a little chatty when asked about his favorite movies.
Given all he's going through ... he probably could have picked a different favorite director. You see where we're going here ...
As TMZ previously reported, Singer and his accuser, Michael Egan, had tentatively struck a paltry $100,000 settlement agreement ... but Egan backed out. His lawyer quit over it.
Not Full Force After Busted Ankle
7/30/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There's new hope for Harrison Ford -- 6 weeks after his infamous Millennium Falcon disaster ... he's recovered enough that he no longer looks lke a damaged droid.
Han Solo ventured out to a Starbucks not so far away (Santa Monica) today ... with a slight limp, but free from his futuristic-looking robo foot thing.
Of course, Ford broke his ankle while filming scenes aboard the Falcon for "Star Wars Episode VII." Shooting had to be rescheduled, but now Harrison says he'll be back on set "pretty soon."
Watch the vid. You can totally hear Yoda -- "Do or do not ... there is no try."