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Brandi Glanville I Got Glammed With Jess Simpson's Dad

10/1/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

brandi_glanville_joe_photo_launch2.JPGBrandi Glanville is set to appear on a new reality show -- perfect timing for a new photo shoot with a celeb photographer.

Brandi got together with Jessica Simpson's dad, Joe Simpson, to snap promo shots for "My Kitchen Rules" ... which debuts in 2017 on FOX. We're told the former 'Housewives' star really dug his recent work ... so they hooked up at his Malibu studio.

We're told Brandi and Joe ended the shoot with a champagne toast, and ... uh, whatever this is.

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Kandi Burruss Booted Off Flight Airline Admits Screwup

9/30/2016 4:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0930_kandi-burruss-and-todd-tucker_on_plane_instagramKandi Burruss is getting a half-hearted apology from Hawaiian Airlines for a computer glitch that led to her whole crew getting temporarily grounded.

Kandi blasted the airline on social media, saying she, hubby Todd Tucker and 2 friends had been booted off their Honolulu to Maui flight for no good reason. But Hawaiian Airlines spokeswoman Alison Croyle tells TMZ ... Kandi and co. were not kicked off, and the unfortunate episode was partially their fault.

Croyle says shortly after Kandi and Todd boarded flight 526, the computer revealed an issue with their boarding passes ... so, an employee asked to check their boarding passes. Everything was fine, but the employee forgot to return their passes and baggage claim tickets.

As the plane was taxiing, flight attendants reassured the couple they wouldn't have a problem claiming their luggage -- but the airline says they got "irate."

Kandi says they were told to deplane because of the commotion -- while the airline says someone in Kandi's crew demanded they be let off. Either way, they all got off and boarded another flight 45 mins later.

Aloha!

NeNe Leakes Son Gets Robbed At Her Comedy Show

9/30/2016 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0930_nene-leaks_tmzNeNe Leakes' son, Brentt, was trying to help his mom out on her tour but got robbed by an irate fan instead.

Brentt was hawking mom's merch Wednesday night when her "So Nasty, So Rude" comedy tour rolled through The Promontory in Chicago. Our PD sources tell us a customer was demanding a refund, and when the 17-year-old didn't fork it over ... the guy made off with a backpack containing Brentt's wallet and laptop.

We're told cops already have surveillance of the heist, but haven't made any arrests yet. Brentt wasn't hurt, and we're told he and NeNe are actually more pissed about losing his ID.

DMV lines are a bitch. 

'Real Housewives of Miami' Herman Echevarria Dies in Hotel

9/26/2016 1:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0926_Herman-and-Alexia-Echevarria-TMZHerman Echevarria Sr. -- ex-husband of 'RHOM' star Alexia Echevarria -- was found dead in a Miami hotel room Monday morning.

The businessman didn't show up to work and was not answering calls ... prompting his family to check on him. Police confirmed he died at the Epic Hotel. Sources tell us they believe Herman suffered a heart attack, but the coroner has yet to determine cause of death.

Herman and Alexia both appeared on 'Real Housewives of Miami' and founded Venue magazine. We're told they had separated in 2015, and recently divorced.

Still, Alexia said of her late ex-husband, "He was a family man, a hardworking businessman, dedicated to helping others and a pillar of his community that was loved by everyone who's life he touched."

Brandi Glanville Something's Fishy With Her Taxes Uncle Sam Says She Owes $112k

9/13/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0822-Brandi-Glanville-tmzAdd Brandi Glanville's name to the growing list of 'Housewives' with tax problems because Uncle Sam says she's on the hook for $112k.

The ousted 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star has been hit with a federal tax lien. The feds say she owes $29,396.35 from 2013, and $82,448.38 from 2014.

The timing is no coincidence. Brandi was promoted to a main cast member during season 3, the majority of which aired in 2013.

On the bright side ... it doesn't look like Brandi's as far in the hole as NeNe Leakes, who reportedly owes the IRS $824k, or Teresa and Joe Giudice, who are paying off a $261k tab to the state of NJ.

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Kim Zolciak Sorry, NeNe ... I'm Not Back On 'RHOA' But My Kids Are

9/9/2016 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0909-Kim-Zolciak-nene-leaks-tmzKim Zolciak isn't sure why NeNe Leakes is telling people she's coming back to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' -- 'cause she's definitely not ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Kim tell us she has not shot anything for the show, and hasn't signed on to shoot either ... contrary to NeNe's statement. 

Kim has her own show on Bravo, and we're told she doesn't see any point in returning to 'RHOA.' Funny enough, our Kim sources say her daughters, Brielle and Ariana, will actually make an appearance next season ... because they went to Sheree Whitfield's son's birthday.

As for NeNe claiming she's not coming back ... we're told producers ain't buying it, and expect to see her there front and center -- just like last season. 

'RHONY' Star's Divorce Awarded $10k/Mo. But Good Luck Collecting

9/8/2016 2:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0907-Jules-Wainstein-tmz-02Jules Wainstein got some good news in divorce court Thursday -- her estranged husband has to fork over $10,000 per month, but he's already warning her he can't afford it. 

The 'Real Housewives of NY' star and her ex, Michael, were in an NYC court when the judge ordered him to pay the $10k for spousal and child support. She had requested $25k a month.

Michael immediately cried poverty -- his attorney says his client doesn't have any income and his credit cards have been frozen ... so he doesn't think he'll be able to make the payments.

The judge wasn't swayed. First payment's due Sept. 30. 

As for custody -- both children will stay with Jules at least until the nasty divorce battle plays out.

Kim Richards Dodges Jail Bullet

8/24/2016 1:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824-kim-richards-tmz-02Kim Richards narrowly avoided jail after blowing off her community service and AA meetings in her shoplifting case.

Kim's lawyers were in court Wednesday for a probation violation hearing ... this after she missed the deadline for completing 30 days of community service and 52 AA sessions.  

Her lawyers presented proof that Kim belatedly did most of her community service and is now up to date on AA meetings, so the judge cut her a break.

Kim stays on probation and everything must be completed by the next hearing in November.

Kim was convicted of shoplifting for stealing $600 worth of stuff from Target.

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Carlton Gebbia Carted From Club On a Stretcher

8/22/2016 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Carlton Gebbia was barely conscious while being loaded into an ambulance Friday night, and it appears alcohol is to blame ... TMZ has learned.

The 'Real Housewife of Beverly Hills' star appeared unresponsive outside Bootsy Bellows. She was eventually put into a wheelchair before paramedics arrived and placed her on a stretcher.

Sources tell us an ambulance was called to transport an unconscious female.

Multiple sources tell us they believe Gebbia's condition was caused from excessive alcohol while in the club.

It's unclear how long she was hospitalized, but sources close to the 'Real Housewife' tell us she was resting at home on Sunday.

We reached out to Carlton, so far no word back.

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'RHOC' Star Kelly Meza-Dodd My Sunset View Will Cost Ya $6 Mil

8/19/2016 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0819_kelly_dodd_mansion_launchKelly Meza-Dodd from 'Real Housewives of Orange County' is getting rid of some prime OC real estate ... and doing some high-priced flipping in the process.

Kelly's listed her 4 bedroom, 4 bath oceanside home in Newport Beach for $6.25 million. The pad is a stone's throw from Big Corona Beach and in pristine condition, hence the steep price.

Kelly and her husband bought it just a year ago for $3.575 mil, but they've sunk some dough into it ... doing a bunch of renovations. Check out what they've done to the 4,370 sq. feet of the place.

Pretty sweet, especially the view from the rooftop deck.

Kenya Moore Giving Howard Student a Second Chance

8/16/2016 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0816-kenya-moore-dj-harvard-INSTAGRAm-01Kenya Moore is making sure a Howard University student who says she got stiffed by her summer job ... has the cash she needs to keep hitting the books.

The 'RHOA' star tells us she started a crowdfunding page for De'Juae Leathers, who's supposed to be a sophomore this year, but can't fork over the dough for tuition. 

De'Juae, who's known Kenya for 5 years, is already on financial aid and scored what she thought was a paid summer internship with an ambassador for an African nation. But De'Juae says the guy hasn't cut her a paycheck.

So far, more than a quarter of Kenya's $4,270 goal on the GoFundMe page has been raised. Kenya says she's matching every dollar, so if the goal's met by Thursday's deadline, De'Juae will have enough money for next semester.

You'll recall Kenya cut a check in 2014 for $20k for Detroit Public Schools Foundation ... so it's clear education's important to her, and she's good for it

Phaedra Parks 'Bomb' Suspect/Friend Ordered to Keep His Distance

8/16/2016 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0815-phaedra-parks-TMZ-01It doesn't matter if Phaedra Parks is longtime pals with the guy accused of threatening her with a bomb ... a judge says he still has to stay away from her. 

Terence Cook, best known as the rapper, Drama ... was released on a $25,000 bond last week with strict conditions while he's out of jail -- including not coming within 200 yards of Phaedra, her office or her crew. He also has to wear an ankle monitor, and get a mental evaluation.

The tight leash comes after Phaedra told TMZ ... Drama is an old friend and former client of hers, and the whole "bomb" incident was a huge misunderstanding. She says Drama was dropping off his mixtape, not a bomb. 

As we reported, he was arrested back in July for the alleged bomb threat at Phaedra's office

Phaedra told us she was trying to help Drama get legal assistance. We've reached out to her, but no word back yet. 

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'RHOA' Kenya Moore Matt Jordan Ain't No Boss

8/15/2016 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kenya Moore has an idea of her perfect man and ex-boyfriend Matt Jordan misses the mark.

We got Kenya arriving at LAX after Matt aired their dirty laundry on Instagram and called Kenya manipulative. 

Watch ... doesn't seem like Kenya's ruling out a reunion, although 9 marriage proposals might have set her standards too high.

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