"Braxton Family Values" star Tamar Braxton is a mansion-flipping GODDESS ... just two years after buying her massive L.A. home, she unloaded the palatial digs for a $3.5 MILLION PROFIT.
Toni Braxton's lil sis bought the 11,700-sqaure-foot crib in Hidden Hills, CA with her husband -- bigwig record producer Vincent Herbert -- back in 2011 for $3.4 million. They listed the house in Oct. 2012.
Now for the kicker, the couple -- which just welcomed a newborn baby -- sold the pad earlier this year for ... wait for it ... $6.9 million!!!
Fun Fact -- the home is just a stone's throw from Justin Bieber's private community in Calabasas!
So far, no word on where the couple plans to live next.
It's the stuff that caused a war between Kobe Bryant and his parents -- a collection of the NBA star's tacky jewelry, shoes and jerseys -- and now it's officially up for auction.
A diamond-encrusted NBA Championship ring complete with the words "Bling Bling" engraved on the side ... prototypes of Kobe's shoes ... Bryant's high school jersey -- it's all up for sale.
As we previously reported, Kobe sued his mom to prevent her from selling the memorabilia ... claiming she had no ownership rights to the merchandise.
But Pamela Bryant -- along with her husband Jellybean -- fought back ... claiming Kobe had gifted the stuff to them over the years and they had every right to sell it.
Last week, the two sides hammered out a settlement agreement ... in which Kobe allowed his folks to sell off 10% of what they had originally tried to auction ... and the items are pretty interesting.
As part of the settlement, half the proceeds from 4 key items -- including Kobe's palladium 2000 All-Star ring -- will go to support one of his favorite causes: the social action campaign around the anti-bullying documentary "Bully."
She's soaking in an Atlantic City hot tub -- or at least she was this weekend. Sources tell TMZ, Bynes checked in solo at the Revel Hotel ... where she stared into her phone while surrounded by strangers in the tub.
We're told she did pose for some photos with fans -- while wearing her famous blonde wig in the jacuzzi -- but if Amanda didn't like the way she looked, she demanded they be deleted ASAP.
Here it is ... the Michael Jackson death scene ... every single shocking photo taken, from the doll he slept with, Propofol bottles, Dr. Murray's mysterious medical bag, portentous writing on the wall, old costumes ... everything.
The photos were taken by LAPD investigators on June 25th, 2009, the day Michael died. A few of these photos trickled out during Dr. Murray's criminal trial, but now they're all here in one gallery ... ALL 155.
The gallery is a fascinating window into how Michael lived ... and how he died.
For the first time in her life, Mama June splashed around in the Atlantic Ocean ... during a family vacation to Tybee Island in Georgia this week.
June posed for some Baywatch-inspired photos ... helped bury Uncle Poodle in the sand ... all while keeping an eye on Honey Boo Boo, who went crazy with an inner tube.
After the outing, June facebooked about her day in the waves ... writing, "Omg had a blast on tybee today a first time ever at a beach for pumpkin katilyn and alana and my first time going in the ocean."
What does "Gigolos" star Nick Hawk have in common with Austin Powers?? They both have a special affinity for penis pumps, baby ... YEAH!
Hawk -- an original cast member on the Showtime series who also happens to be a real-life male escort -- broke out the dong-enhancement device for his recent full-frontal photo shoot for Playgirl ... and TMZ has the pics.
No word if Hawk's penis pump is of the Swedish variety ... unlike some other people we know.
Billy Joel has parted ways with his enormous Miami mansion, TMZ has learned -- and the guy who bought it from him is a mega-mega-rich fashion mogul.
Sources close to the deal tell us, the sale went through Friday for just under $14 million. The 7-bedroom, 8.5-bath waterfront super house has been on the market since May 2012, when Billy listed the home for $14.75 million.
And the mystery buyer -- a guy named Diego Della Valle ... owner of Tod's shoes and majority shareholder in Saks Fifth Avenue. He's worth a reported $1.55 BILLION ... nearly ten times what Billy's reportedly worth ($160 million).
Billy bought the place for $13.5 million in 2006 -- but after he pays the agents' commissions, we're told the singer will actually have lost money on the deal.
Oh yeah, the house (8,881 sq. ft) is also located on Miami's exclusive La Gorce Island ... where a bunch of celebs have owned homes, including Cher and Lil Wayne.
Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson was scolded for taking his domestic violence case lightly in court ... and now we have photos of his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada's face after the crime. It's a harsh reminder of how serious it was. Is Chad getting the message?Plus, rapper J. Cole is the…