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Mischa Barton Cheers to 'Hills' & New Beginnings ... Already Shooting Reboot

10/17/2018 10:02 AM PDT

Mischa Barton's already sliding into the reality TV world with an assist from her new pals, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag -- the new 'Hills' amigos are kicking off their reboot season with raised glasses in hand.

The trio grabbed dinner and drinks Tuesday night for what appears to be the start of filming for "The Hills: New Beginnings." Cameras were rolling while they dined at Bottlefish in Brentwood. 

Spencer was still holding a bottle of white wine as they continued chatting outside. Only time will tell what follows from this meetup ... fingers crossed for juicy drama -- or whatever the producers dream up for 'em.

Not too much drama though, for little Gunner's sake. Remember, Speidi are parents now.

As we reported ... Spencer says he's thrilled to have Mischa cross over to the reality of "The Hills" from "The O.C." scripted world -- something he's apparently been wanting for a long time. 

'L&HH' Star Erica Mena Arrested with Boyfriend Near ATL

10/15/2018 11:03 AM PDT
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'Love & Hip Hop' star Erica Mena was arrested this past weekend for weed, which becomes an afterthought when you hear her boyfriend was also arrested after allegedly kicking in a door to get to her during an argument. 

Erica and her BF, Clifford Dixon, were hauled off to jail Friday in Johns Creek, GA -- about 27 miles outside of Atlanta -- after someone called cops from their home to report an argument getting out of hand. Once cops arrived, they interviewed different people in the home and discovered Cliff and Erica had been fighting ... and that Cliff allegedly kicked through a bedroom door to a room in which Erica had locked herself.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, one of Erica and Cliff's roommates heard them fighting upstairs and apparently heard someone get slapped. Cops say they didn't see any visible marks on either person, but ended up busting Cliff when 2 different people reported he'd kicked through the door. He denied breaking it. 

Cliff was arrested for criminal trespass because Erica told cops the property was in her name. Meanwhile, Erica was arrested for possession of bud. 

Cops say Erica admitted smoking weed and that she had some inside her home. Cops say they found baggies of weed and possible THC wax in her bedroom and her kitchen. 

Erica was featured on season 7 of "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" ... but she'd previously been a main cast member on "Love & Hip Hop: New York." 

Kanye West Tells President of Uganda This is Going to be Like 'Jurassic Park'

10/15/2018 9:50 AM PDT
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Kanye West has big plans for Uganda ... the prehistoric kind inspired by Steven Spielberg.

Ye and Kim Kardashian West met with the President of Uganda, Yoweri K. Museveni, Monday during their trip to Africa. They chatted about tourism in Africa and it seems checking out a safari left a huge impression on Kanye ... 'cause he's got plans to turn part of Uganda into 'Jurassic Park.' His words.

Kanye also made a stunning revelation -- when the topic of their kids came up he admitted wanting 7 kids with Kim. You gotta check out her reaction. Sorry, Ye.

The President earlier in the day tweeted, "I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda's tourism and the arts."

The Prez went on ... "I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true pearl of Africa."

This meeting, of course, comes on the heels of  Kanye's meeting in the Oval with President Trump ... where the American Prez also scored a pair of Yeezys.

As we've reported ... Kanye's in Africa working on his next album. Big Sean's there too. They'll be producing music and shooting some videos during the trip.

And, while it seems like strictly business for Ye, he's brought North and Kim along for the trip too.

Originally Published -- 10/15/2018 6:54 AM PDT

Teresa Giudice Breaks Silence on Joe's Deportation With Lady Liberty Crying

10/14/2018 7:07 PM PDT

Teresa Giudice seems to have broken her silence in the wake of her husband being ordered to be deported after prison ... and it looks like she (and Lady Liberty) are heartbroken. 

The 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star shared a photo on Instagram Sunday depicting the Statue of Liberty holding its face and apparently crying. She captioned the pic with a ton of praying hand emojis -- so it's pretty clear she's referencing Joe

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This is the first post she's added to her IG since a judge ordered that Joe be deported back to Italy once he's finished with his stint behind bars. He's more than halfway done serving his 41-month prison sentence for conspiracy to commit wire and bankruptcy fraud.

As we reported ... Teresa has no plans as of now to relocate her family to Italy once Joe is deported, fearing the culture shock of an international move would do more harm than good to their 4 kids.

While some of Teresa's 'RHONJ' costars feel like she might be shedding crocodile tears over Joe's inevitable fate ... her own words (or pictures, more like) speak for themselves here.

Kim Kardashian West Slammed for Support of Death Row Inmate ... 'Slap in the Face' to Victims

10/14/2018 12:50 AM PDT
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Kim Kardashian West's tweet advocating for DNA testing that could possibly free a death row prisoner is completely disrespectful to the family of those he murdered ... so says the prosecutor on the case.

San Bernardino County D.A. Mike Ramos tells TMZ ... his office firmly stands behind the conviction of Kevin Cooper, who was found guilty of 4 murders in 1983. Cooper has maintained his innocence and even suggested he was framed.

Ramos says he has no doubt Cooper committed the horrendous killings, and claims the case against him only gets stronger each time he appeals.

As for Kim's tweet -- in which she urges California Gov. Jerry Brown to order advanced DNA testing that could settle the case once and for all -- Ramos says ... "It’s time that we start talking and 'tweeting' about the victims who were brutally murdered in the sanctity of their home."

Ramos adds ... "This latest attempt to free Kevin Cooper is nothing more than a red herring and another slap in the face of the victims and their family members who were forced to suffer a lifetime of pain."

As we reported ... Gov. Brown's office is reviewing the case, and Cooper is grateful Kim put a spotlight on his case.

Kanye and Kim Our African Safari is Awesome!!!

10/13/2018 7:38 AM PDT
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West were pretty much like any other fam visiting Africa ... except they had a phalanx of security at a five-star luxury resort.

Kim, Kanye and their brood arrived at Entebee International Airport Friday with a huge entourage.  They were shuttled to the resort where they'll be staying until October 19th.

Check out the video ... Kanye hops on the counter during check-in, as hotel staff gawks.  Enter Kim and what appears to be a nanny.  Ye swings North West in circles, and flips her before she runs back to mama.

We're told Kim is so stoked she wants to extend their stay.

Kanye is working on his next album -- they will be producing music and shooting some videos while they are there. Big Sean is at the hotel as well, most likely to collaborate with Kanye on the album.

Kanye's told us he wanted to go to Africa to "feel the energy."  He wants to record into a mic that's in the middle of nature.  

Kim & Kanye Old Bel-Air Crib Sells at Huge Loss

10/11/2018 3:53 PM PDT

Even Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Midas touch has a limit -- their old Bel-Air crib, which they sold for a whopping profit, has been sold again ... but this time at a staggering multi-million dollar loss.

You'll recall the Wests first bought the property in 2013 for $9 million. Enter Ukrainian billionaire Marina Acton in 2017, who plunked down $17.8 mil. Sweet deal for Kanye and Kim and, at the time, the most expensive sale ever in the Bel-Air Crest community.

You'll recall, they'd taken the house down to the studs and rebuilt it as a modern, minimalist home.

Acton wasn't there long ... about 7 months later she put the 10,000 square foot crib up for sale because she's pregnant and needs more space. Well, we confirmed she finally unloaded it for $14 million -- aka a loss of at least $3.8 million. Ouch.

Don't cry for Acton though ... she's worth more than $3.6 billion. Drop in the bucket.

'RHONJ' Star Kim D Teresa Doesn't Give a Rat's Ass About Joe Getting Deported

10/10/2018 3:50 PM PDT
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Teresa Giudice is a cold-hearted, good-for-nothing mom who'd rather party like a rock star than sweat about her husband Joe's pending deportation to Italy ... so claims her cast mate Kim DePaola.

The 'RHONJ' star ripped into Teresa when we spoke to her just a few hours after the news broke Joe's getting deported after he finishes serving his 41-month federal prison sentence. She doesn't have much sympathy for Joe, either ... telling us he's not a citizen, and the law's the law.

Then she went off on Teresa's alleged non-stop partying lifestyle, and joked (we think) that TG's already found a way to cash in on Joe's downfall.

Kim D's attack should come as no surprise -- they have a bitter history. Teresa once accused Kim of running a prostitution ring back in Season 8.

TMZ broke the story ... Teresa has zero plans to uproot their 4 daughters and move to Italy when their dad gets the boot, because they've made a life here and she wants to keep it that way.

Pretty sure Kim won't be delivering a homemade pan of ziti to console Teresa.

#ShotsFired 

Teresa Giudice Asked Trump for a Letter Backing Joe Request Denied!!!

10/10/2018 10:27 AM PDT
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Teresa Giudice turned to Donald Trump right before Joe got locked up in 2016, hoping he would write a letter vouching for her husband ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the Giudices tell TMZ ... Teresa reached out to Trump several months before Joe started serving his 41-month sentence, and asked Donald to write a character letter. This was before he was elected President, but she hoped the letter would help Joe get a lighter sentence. 

Our sources say she and Trump got along while she was on the fifth season of the 'Celebrity Apprentice' in 2012, so we're told she thought she'd give it a shot. Nothing ventured, nothing gained ... but it didn't work.

We're told Trump's office -- and not Trump himself -- wrote a letter back saying he would NOT be able to do anything for her with regards to Joe. His staff wished her and her family well, FWIW. 

As you know, Trump went on to become Prez ... and Joe went on to enter a federal prison. Joe was just ordered to be deported back to Italy once he's out of prison.

Joe's crime was a federal offense, so it's at least possible Trump could pardon him. Take 2, Teresa?

Teresa Giudice Won't Move Kids to Italy ... When Joe is Deported

10/10/2018 10:12 AM PDT
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When Joe Giudice gets deported to Italy he'll have to get re-acclimated in his native country without his family ... 'cause Teresa Giudice ain't moving the kids.

Sources close to Teresa tell TMZ ... the 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star has zero interest in uprooting their 4 daughters to a country where they have no friends and have never lived. We're told Teresa says moving them outta the country would be a culture shock and completely change their lives.

What's more ... the girls just started school where they've made countless friends. Gia's 17 and is in her final year in high school. 14-year-old Gabriella and 13-year-old Milania are in middle school ... and Audriana's only 9. 

Our source says Teresa and the kids haven't visited Joe in prison in a while.

We also spoke with Wendy Feldman -- Teresa's former crisis manager -- who tells us, "I work with people every day to get them through the system. Now of course it's harder than ever with our new administration." 

Way back in January, during the 'RHONJ' reunion show, Teresa said she was open to the idea of moving to Italy if Joe was deported.

Things change.

Danielle Bregoli Catch Me On Snapchat ... Reality Show Coming

10/10/2018 4:30 AM PDT
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Danielle Bregoli is about to become the new face of Snapchat ... and this time, she doesn't have to pay to slap her image all over the place!

We've learned Bhad Bhabie signed a deal to create a 12-episode docuseries on the social media app ... it's called "Bringing Up Bhabie" and it's set to premiere later this year. 

We're told Danielle is one of the most popular celebs on the platform ... and shooting begins this month with a focus on her personal life and music career. 

Sources wouldn't disclose how much Danielle is being paid ... but we're guessing it's more than she paid for her Billboard cover ad

 

'RHOP' Star Michael Darby Back to Work ... After Sexual Assault Charges Dropped

10/9/2018 10:25 AM PDT

"The Real Housewives of Potomac" star Michael Darby is now back on camera for Bravo after his sexual assault charges were dropped ... TMZ has confirmed.

We're told Darby has been allowed to resume shooting the upcoming season of 'RHOP.' The move comes a few days after the Montgomery County State Attorney's Office decided not to prosecute him for criminal charges over an alleged incident with a cameraman.

According to court records, obtained by TMZ, prosecutors found insufficient evidence to move forward. We broke the story ... Michael was suspended from the show late last month after a cameraman claimed Mike had groped his butt.

Michael had been facing charges of felony assault and misdemeanor improper sexual contact. 

Washington Post first reported the charges were dropped.

The Situation I'm Gonna Ball Out With My Wife ... When I Get Outta Prison

10/9/2018 12:20 AM PDT
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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is planning on a life of luxury when he gets home from prison ... Exhibit A -- his wedding registry. 

The Situation is marrying college sweetheart Lauren Pesce, November 1 (he has 60 days to turn himself in) and they're asking friends and family to spare no expense when it comes to wedding gifts. 

Only the best for Mike when he's done with his 8-month sentence for tax evasion ... the Sorrentinos want a $550 blender, $500 juicer, $380 dutch oven, $375 knife set and $180 pasta press ... 'cause he'll be tired of those cheap prison meals by the time he's a free man again.

The Sitch is probably dreading his jail cot ... but there's light at the end of the tunnel, because he and Lauren are asking for a $673 down comforter and $379 ivory sheepskin rug. Super comfy. 

No more mopping floors when he gets home either ... they want a $300 robot to mop and a $400 robot to vacuum.

And, if you splurge on the $150 flatware sets (they want 3), don't expect the newlyweds to use any of it to prepare an avocado ... no, they need a special tool for those pesky fruits.

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