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'RHONJ' Star Couple Sued Virgin America Strikes Back You Absolutely Threatened to Kill Her

1/5/2017 7:38 AM PST

0105-amber-james-marchese-tmz-01Virgin America's firing back at James and Amber Marchese ... saying the 'Real Housewives' couple lied about a fight in which James allegedly choked Amber and even threatened to kill her.

Virgin has responded to the Marcheses' defamation lawsuit with a countersuit, claiming a flight attendant heard James tell Amber as they were boarding, "If you want to be on equal f****** playing fields then carry the f****** bags."

According to the countersuit, the flight attendant then saw James choke Amber, pulling her face close to him and threatening, "Bitch, if you do that again, I will f****** kill you."

According to the docs ... James then pushed Amber's face away and released his grip around her neck. A passenger also complained James appeared drunk.

James accused the flight attendant of being a fame whore who was making false allegations so she'd get attention, but according to the countersuit, the flight attendant didn't know who they were.

TMZ broke the story ... James was yanked off the flight and arrested for domestic violence. The charges were later dropped, and James claimed in his lawsuit  he and Amber did nothing to warrant getting booted from the plane.

Bethenny Frankel vs. Lawyers You Screwed Me in My Divorce

1/4/2017 1:42 PM PST
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0104_bethenny-frankel_tmz-2bBethenny Frankel got screwed in her divorce -- once by her ex-husband and once by her own lawyers -- so she claims in a new lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, back in 2011, Bethenny bought a Manhattan condo for $5 million. Jason Hoppy, her hubby at the time, suggested she put the property in a trust. She claims she wanted it held in her name alone, but went along with the trust idea and they had their lawyers draft the document.

Bethenny claims, after divorce papers were filed -- to her horror -- she discovered the trust gave Jason a 50% interest in the condo. What's more, he had the right to live there and not pay a penny in rent.

Bethenny claims the snafu made the divorce super messy and it took 3 years to resolve. 

She's suing her lawyers for $2 mil minimum.

Joanna Krupa Yo, Aquaman ... I Got Your Trident Right Here!

1/3/2017 11:17 AM PST

0103-joanna-krupa-paddleboard-sup-bikini-photosIf Hollywood's still casting for "Aquaman" they might want to look into Joanna Krupa, who looked like a superhero paddling around Miami in the tiniest possible green bikini.

The former 'Real Housewife' was a sight for sore eyes, if you can decide which way to direct your eyes -- lot o' options in these shots.

In related news, the swimwear managed to stay on even while she splashed around with a pal.

Can't win 'em all, guys.

Kordell Stewart Threatens Ex-Wife Porsha Keep My Name Outcha Mouth!!

1/1/2017 1:00 AM PST
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1229_kordell-stewart_porsha-williams_tmz_instagramKordell Stewart says he's sick and tired of his famous ex-wife, Porsha Williams, trashing him in public -- and now he's threatening her with a legal war if she EVER mentions his name in public again. 

You already know these two HATE each other ... but things heated up again this week when Kordell claimed Porsha had a role in leaking a private naked video of him to the Internet. 

Porsha accused Kordell of leaking the footage himself for publicity -- saying she had nothing to do with "Kordell 'TOOTING' his derrière to the camera for the world to see."

Kordell was PISSED -- and had his lawyers fire off a cease and desist letter to the 'Real Housewives' star demanding she quit trashing him in public.

Kordell also told Porsha to scrub her social media of ANY anti-Kordell posts that may still exist on any of her Twitter, Instagram or Facebook pages. 

If she doesn't play ball, Kordell says he won't hesitate to sue her ass immediately. 

We reached out to Porsha for comment, so far no word back. 

Ex-'RHOBH' Star Buh-Bye to Bev Hills Home ... For a Cool $1.8 Mil

12/27/2016 12:30 AM PST
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1216-marisa-zanuck-house-MLS-01Marisa Zanuck dumped her husband, Dean, in February and now she's leaving her Bev Hills pad behind too.

The former 'Real Housewives' star unloaded her home for $1,825,000, nearly $100k over asking and just one month after she listed it.

The 3 bed, 3.5 bath house -- listed by Heidi Davis -- is 2,397 sq ft with an open floor plan, hardwood floors and tons of lighting. It's also got a sweet pool and spa setup, and it's just minutes from the Franklin Canyon Hiking Trails.

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Ex-'RHOC' Star Gretchen Rossi Sued By Her Own Lawyers

12/26/2016 12:20 AM PST
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1122-gretchen-rossi-tmzGretchen Rossi may have to lawyer up somewhere else after she stiffed a law firm for hundreds of thousands of dollars ... according to a new lawsuit.

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP -- a SoCal business and family firm -- just filed suit against the ex-'Real Housewives of Orange County' star, claiming she left 'em hanging with an invoice of about $285,000 in late 2013 ... and then another for $16,000 a few months later.

Gretchen's camp tells us she hired B&C to work on a harassment case and plans to pay her unpaid balance once she collects in an unrelated legal matter.  She chalks it up to a "misunderstanding."

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Kenya Moore Matt Jordan Has No Shot Of Winning Me Back

12/15/2016 6:44 AM PST
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Kenya Moore's investing in extensive background checks for all of her future dates, after the nightmare that went down with her ex-BF, Matt Jordan

We got the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star at LAX Wednesday and she admitted she was in the dark about most of Matt's extensive rap sheet. We found out he's been arrested 4 times ... just this year. 

Kenya insists there's NO WAY they'll ever get back together, but what's interesting is ... she does say there's a way Matt can earn back her respect.

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Kenya Moore Ex-BF Has Long Ass Rap Sheet

12/12/2016 12:55 AM PST
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Kenya Moore's ex is entering Lindsay Lohan and DMX territory after racking up at least 4 arrests within the last year ... TMZ has learned. 

We obtained police docs in Georgia that show Matt Jordan's first bust came in March when he was pulled over for swerving, but got arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Next up, 2 arrests in June! The first for speeding and driving on a suspended license -- and just 2 days later he was back in cuffs for a failure to appear warrant. 

He saved the best, or worst, for last. In September, Jordan was driving past cops and allegedly shouted homophobic slurs at them. Things escalated and officers ended up firing a Taser into his back, which they say he ripped out and fled into the woods. Cops went to his car, found his ID and arrested him 4 days later for felony obstruction and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Kenya's also accused him of throwing her clothes out of her house during an argument, damaging her property, breaking into her garage and spray-painting her security cameras. Jordan was not arrested for those alleged incidents.

Jordan's recently claimed his relationship with the "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star was mostly fake, and producers just portrayed him as the crazy bf.

His rap sheet says otherwise. 

Apollo Nida 1st Pics of Fiancée From Prison Photo Shoot!

12/11/2016 12:40 AM PST
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1207-apollo-nida-married-in-jail-tmz-02Apollo Nida and his new chick celebrated their engagement by posing like a couple of kids at prom ... while he's doing hard time in a federal prison, and TMZ got the pics.

Nida slipped into his best prisoner khakis this past November during a visit from his gf-turned-fiancée -- and smiled for the camera in front of one of those backdrops you'd see at a photo studio. It's a service provided by the prison. Who knew?

As we reported, Apollo proposed to the mystery woman a few months ago. We're told 'RHOA' producers want to keep her name under wraps because she'll be part of the new season. She'll be on camera and he'll be on the phone, obviously.

1207-apollo-nida-married-in-jail-tmz-03One thing missing from the romantic shots -- an engagement ring.

Not to worry, we're told she went back for a visit last week, and this time she left with this non-sparkler, which appears to be a hair-tie/paper towel makeshift ring.

Imagine the insurance premium.

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Apollo Nida Not So Fast, Phaedra ... Your Divorce Docs Are Wack!

12/10/2016 12:30 AM PST
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1209-apollo-phaedra-tmz-2Apollo Nida refuses to accept his divorce from Phaedra Parks is a done deal, and his reason -- spelling counts.

Apollo points out his ex's legal name is Phaedra Parks Nida, but in her divorce docs it's spelled "Nita" -- ditto for the spelling of his name in those docs.

He's now filed a motion to vacate her divorce, but not only due to the typos. In the motion, obtained by TMZ, Apollo says the 'RHOA' star took advantage of the fact he's in prison. He says there was a final hearing in July, but he was never notified of it ... and therefore, the divorce should be thrown out.

TMZ broke the story ... Phaedra's unsealed docs appear to back her claim she's been single since July, but if a judge buys Apollo's side of the story ... they could be back to square one.

Let's not forget ... Apollo filed his own divorce docs.

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Phaedra Parks Apollo's Wasting Time ... Divorce a Done Deal, Like I Said

12/6/2016 12:30 AM PST
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1205-phaedra-parks-apollo-nida-breakup-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Phaedra Parks said she was officially single again, but Apollo Nida said otherwise -- now we know who was actually right ... turns out, it's all Phaedra.

Court docs unsealed Monday back up Phaedra's original claim 100% -- she's been officially single since July.

According to the docs, Apollo was served in March -- while behind bars -- and even asked the court for time to respond, which he was granted. Still, 4 months went by and he went radio silent ... so the judge went ahead and signed off on the divorce without Apollo's signature.

The docs also include a parenting plan. Phaedra gets physical custody of their 2 kids while Apollo finishes his 8 year bid. When he's out, he'll get visitation, but she gets final say over any parenting disagreements.

Apollo denied knowing anything about the divorce, and even went so far as to file his own petition last week. Clearly, he's got time to kill right now.


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Apollo Nida Phaedra Can't Divorce Me I'm Divorcing HER!

12/2/2016 7:29 AM PST
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1202-phaedra-parks-apollo-nida-tmz-01Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida are getting divorced -- for REAL this time, according to Apollo, who filed docs from prison.

Apollo filed his divorce petition in Georgia on Thursday ... requesting joint legal custody of their 2 children and an equitable split of their assets. He says they separated in June 2014 after nearly 5 years of marriage.

In the docs, he says they can no longer live together as husband and wife and the union is "irretrievably broken." He doesn't mention the fact he's doing 8 years in a federal pen for financial fraud. 

It's interesting ... Phaedra proudly told us last month her divorce was finalized, but we've never seen any docs to back that up, and Apollo told us that was news to him.

Looks like he wanted it to be over just as badly. As we told you, he's got a new fiancée.

We've reached out to Phaedra. No word back yet.

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Cynthia Bailey All Work, No Play with Boxer ... But Coupling Far from Dull

12/1/2016 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1130_cynthia-and-yau-balckwell_instagram'RHOA' star Cynthia Bailey isn't rushing into a romantic relationship with Nigerian boxer Yahu Blackwell -- right now she's only getting down with him for business.

Cynthia and Yahu, a cruiser weight boxer, were spotted at an Atlanta restaurant this week. Fans and many friends thought they were banging -- they do look good together -- but sources close to both tell us it was strictly a biz meeting.

We're told Yahu's starting a boxing app and wants access to models at The Bailey Agency for upcoming photo shoots. That was the main topic at their power lunch, but we're told there's a chance he might cameo on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' ... if their deal goes through.

Cynthia's not officially single yet -- she separated from her estranged hubby, Peter Thomas, in March. Just so ya know, Yahu.

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