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RHOA’s Apollo Nida

Thanks a Lot, Docs ...

Can't See His Kids On Father’s Day

6/22/2015 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-phaedra-parks-apollo-nida-TMZ-01Apollo Nida had an extra sad Father’s Day, locked up in his federal prison cell ... without a single family visitor. 

Apollo’s estranged wife, Phaedra Parks didn't bring their two sons to visit him in prison on Sunday. Sources tell TMZ ... psychologists told her it wouldn't be good for 5-year-old Ayden and 1-year-old Dylan to see dad locked up -- especially because they're so young. 

The boys still showed Apollo some love, sending cards and photos of what they’ve been doing.

As we've reported, Apollo is serving an 8 year prison sentence for stolen checks and money laundering.

We’re told Phaedra hasn’t visited him once -- however, she does transfer funds to his prison books so he can make purchases while in the slammer. 

Just a guess, but he'd probably choose seeing his kids over a fresh pack of cigs.  

Claudia Jordan

Booted Off 'RHOA'

'Housewives' Dropping Like Flies

6/20/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0619-claudia-jordan-tmz-01Claudia Jordan learned the hard way not to mess with Nene Leakes …  because she's been fired ... TMZ has learned.

We’re told that producers gave her the ax this week … and she didn’t see it coming.

Jordan got a lot of face time last season by standing up to the show’s O.G. Nene Leakes. Fact is ... Kenya Moore also mouthed off to Nene, but she's earned her stripes over time.

The new season begins filming next month in ATL. Bravo hasn't decided if Claudia can come back for guest appearances.

Nene Leakes always wins.

Brandi Glanville

'Housewives' Producers will Un-Fire Her, IF ...

6/19/2015 12:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0619-brandi-glanville-tmz-01Brandi Glanville can win a reprieve from the producers of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" if she plays nice as an occasional guest ... TMZ has learned.

As we reported, Brandi got the ax Thursday after producers decided she was just too much trouble.   Brandi was difficult and erratic on the set, fighting -- sometimes physically -- with other castmates.

But sources connected with the show tell us, they are not going to immediately replace her. They're hoping Brandi views this as a "Come to Jesus," and if she comes back for occasional visits, she can prove to them she can act appropriately enough so she doesn't get in the way of production.

It mirrors what happened to Porsha Williams on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Porsha got demoted because of bad behavior, made occasional appearances afterward and rehabilitated herself enough to come back as a cast member.

It's Brandi's decision now ... she has to decide if she'll eat crow and accept a reduced role ... and presumably reduced pay.

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Brandi Glanville

DUMPED As Cast Member

On 'Real Housewives'

6/18/2015 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0618-brandi-glanville-tmz-02Brandi Glanville has gotten the ax on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ ... she's been difficult to work with and most of the girls don't want to work with her anymore. 

Several sources say the women don't feel safe around Brandi because of her frequent erratic behavior. 

One more twist ... Brandi is tight with Kim Richards, who may also be 86'd from the show. Without Kim, Brandi becomes something of a 3rd wheel.

But we're told producers are open to having her as an occasional guest, but Brandi has not committed.

'RHOA' Star Cynthia Bailey

So My Hubby Kissed a Chick

It Doesn't Make Him a Cheater

6/17/2015 3:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-cynthia-bailey-peter-thomas-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Cynthia Bailey doesn't think video of her husband kissing another woman is evidence of cheating ... seriously.

Hubby Peter Thomas had some 'splainin' to do after video surfaced of him smooching a chick in a Charlotte, N.C. bar. Peter has the standard response ... she's just a friend.

It looks romantic to us ... and everyone else, except Cynthia, who tells us it's just an innocent peck on the cheek. Check out the video and decide for yourself if it's the cheek or the smacker.

Cynthia was vague, acknowledging the video is embarrassing to her but she'll deal with Peter privately. It's unclear if that means a new ring or an ass whooping.

But she insists she's standing by her man. Hey, Hillary did, and now she's running for President.

NeNe Leakes

Look What I Have in Store

... MY OWN STORE!

6/15/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0611_nene_leaks_looking_for_space_wmNene Leakes is going the way of the KarDASHians -- and since she's already married to a black man -- that can only mean she's starting her own chain of clothing stores. 

NeNe was in Atlantic City scouting this week for retail space at The Playground ... a revamped oceanfront shopping center. We're told NeNe plans to sell her own clothing line -- NeNe by NeNe Leakes (clever) -- as well as other brands. 

Our sources say ... in addition to A.C., NeNe is eyeing locations in New York, Los Angeles and Georgia. We're told planning is in early stages and she hasn't inked any deals yet. 

Business tip: She should open a wig store and call it ... BUY WIG.

You're welcome, NeNe.

Scottie Pippen

Hottie Wife ...

Very, Very, Very Happy Life

6/11/2015 3:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0611_scottie_pippen_larsa_wife_vacation_sexy_photos_launch_2Here's another reason it's good to be 6-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen ...

Not only is his wife former "Real Housewives Of Miami" star Larsa Pippen STUPID hot ... but so are all of her friends, and guess what!? Scottie gets to take the whole bunch on vacation!

The crew all went down to the Dominican Republic recently to soak up some sun (there's none of that in Miami, right?) and we gotta say ... Scottie looks right at home with his new starting five.

Check out the pics ... even Michael Jordan might be a little jealous.

Prosecutor to Kim Richards

Here’s a Deal

You Can’t Refuse!

6/11/2015 11:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kim Richards has an opportunity to make her drunken meltdown arrest go away thanks to a pretty sweet plea deal from the prosecutor's office. 

Richards -- through a lawyer from Robert Shapiro's office -- entered a not guilty plea Thursday to charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery on a cop. The lawyer explained Richards is currently in rehab.

The prosecutor went on record with a plea deal offer for Richards ... three years probation, 30 days of community labor or 30 days county jail, 52 AA classes and payment of restitution to the victim.  

Richards was also told to stay out of the Beverly Hills Hotel ... which, considering how some stars feel about the place, isn't the worst thing in the world.

Richards was arrested on April 16 after a drunken tirade at the Polo Lounge inside the Beverly Hills Hotel. 

The arrest led to Richards checking into rehab ... 

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'RHOA' Star Cynthia Bailey

My Daughter’s Super Sweet 16

... Is A Teenage Dream

6/11/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cynthia Bailey of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is pulling out all the stops to spoil her daughter Noelle with the ultimate sweet 16 ... and of course, the entire thing is going to be televised.

TMZ has learned that Cynthia is throwing a bomb-ass birthday party for her daughter and she's getting help from celebrity event planner David Tutera. We’re told Cynthia is getting the extra help because the party will be featured on an episode of Tutera’s “CELEBrations” on WeTV.

Cynthia's inviting a couple hundred guests -- and Rev. Run's son Diggy Simmons is going to perform, along with Disney star Trevor Jackson.

The party's going down Thursday night. Check out a clip of Noelle's invitation video, which looks more like behind the scenes of a high fashion photo shoot than an invitation -- but we're pretty sure that's the point. 

Kim Richards

Forced to Ditch Her House

… Before Rehab Return

6/8/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Returning to rehab was Kim Richards' best option because she's fallen on hard times, financially ... and had to pack up and leave her house. 

After Kim's disaster of a Mexican vacay ... we're told she returned to the house she rents in the Valley -- featured on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- merely to box her belongings and put them in storage. Our sources say she could no longer foot the bill, especially with her 'RHOBH' gig so up in the air. 

Kim checked back into rehab earlier this week, and will remain there for the next 30-60 days. 

When she gets out ... there’s talk she’ll rent something smaller, like a condo, on LA’s west side. 

On the bright side of things ... Kim’s rental house was a magnet for bad luck. At least 3 people were attacked by her dog Kingsley there, and of course, there's the whole relapse thing

Change could be good.

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Brandi Glanville to Joanna Krupa

This Fish Remind You of Anything?

(Yes, I Mean Your Vagina)

6/3/2015 3:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0603-brandi-glanville-joanna-krupa-fish-fun-art-TMZ-Thinkstock-01Brandi Glanville humiliated her nemesis Joanna Krupa during a fancy L.A. dinner ... by putting a new twist on their stinky vagina war. 

Sources at celeb hot spot Craig's tell us the feuding housewives were dining at separate tables last Friday ... when Brandi uncorked a brilliant, yet smelly prank. 

We're told Brandi sent a plate of steaming hot salmon over to Joanna, and the stunt was a not-so-subtle response to Krupa's defamation lawsuit over Brandi's original lady parts insult.

Joanna was with her husband, Romain Zago, and we're told they were both upset by the rank (yet most likely tasty) joke ... but left with no issues.

Brandi dropped a mere $40 for the sesame crusted salmon. The lawsuit could cost her a helluva lot more if she loses.

Kim Richards

Dogged with Another Lawsuit

Over Pit bull

6/2/2015 4:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0602_kim_richards_and_dog_TMZKim Richards has been sued again over yet another pit bull attack at her home.

Kelly Crossley claims in a new lawsuit, she was at Kim's home last September when Kingsley the pit viciously got a piece of her. Crossley claims in the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, she suffered "grave bodily injuries."

It's the 4th alleged attack at the mouth of Kingsley. Kim's friend, 80-year-old Kay Rozario, Kyle Richards' daughter Alexia and the dog's trainer David Utter all say they were attacked by the pooch.

In Crossley's case, she says in her lawsuit Kim disavowed ownership of Kingsley, claiming the dog was owned by her cancer-ridden ex-husband Monty.

Crossley is suing for unspecified damages.

Kim Richards

Kyle and Mauricio Won't Save You Anymore

6/2/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0601_kim_richars_kyle_richards_Mauricio-Umansky_TMZKim Richards has just lost 2 of the most important people in her life, because we've learned her sister Kyle and husband Mauricio Umansky have washed their hands of her ... ironically, to save her.

Sources connected with the family tell TMZ, Kim stayed in Mexico after her daughter's wedding and was perpetually wasted. We're told in the last few days, Kyle and Mauricio had a security guard fly down to Cabo and literally force Kim onto an airplane where she returned home to L.A.

Our sources say Kim has promised to re-enter rehab, but it's not flying with Kyle and Mauricio. We're told they feel they have done what they can do to save Kim, and the only thing left is tough love.

So, Kim is no longer their problem. If she ends up on the streets, then that's what has to happen. We're told things are so bad, Kyle and Mauricio feel Kim is actually in danger of dying. But they believe the only hope is for her to realize they will not be her safety net to constantly bail her out.

Very sad.

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