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Christina & Tarek El Moussa We Want More 'Flip or Flop' ... Bring On Season 8!

3/29/2017 9:45 AM PDT
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The only place Christina and Tarek El Moussa are going is back to flipping houses for their hit TV show -- at least that's their plan ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the show tell us Christina and Tarek are currently in talks with HGTV for a new season ... and they want to keep the production rolling, despite their divorce.

We're told reports "Flip or Flop" is dead in the water after season 7 just aren't true, and Christina isn't shopping around her own show either. The ratings are holding strong, after all.

Sources also tell us the former couple is excited for the attention the spin-offs will bring to their OG version, and that's why they're actively negotiating. 

Bottom line ... ball's in HGTV's court. So far, the network isn't commenting on season 8.

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LaVar Ball On Family Reality Show: 'It's a Hell of a Story'

3/29/2017 9:03 AM PDT

LaVar Ball says his reality show should be coming to a TV near you very soon and brags that his family has a "hell of a story" to tell. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... LaVar is pitching a reality show and a documentary around Hollywood and from what we know, there's real interest. 

LaVar appeared on "Undisputed" on FS1 this morning and expanded on the details -- saying there's zero chance anything on the show will be scripted because their real lives are already exciting enough. 

LaVar says he's a natural for reality TV. We agree. 

'American Idol' Bidding War Between FOX & NBC

3/28/2017 10:19 AM PDT
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0328-american-idol-getty-01NBC and FOX are going full bore against each other to bring "American Idol" back. 

We're told both networks have submitted bids to FremantleMedia -- which owns the show -- and a decision could come as early as this week.

Multiple sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... NBC wants the show in part to resolve a problem with "The Voice." We're told the network doesn't want to oversaturate the market with the show, which airs twice a year. We're also told Adam Levine only wants to do 1 cycle a year.

If NBC gets 'Idol,' it would rotate 'A.I.' with "The Voice" and each would air once a year.

We're also told NBC has Ryan Seacrest as the favored host the second time around, and FOX would also entertain bringing Ryan back.

Our sources say the target date for bringing 'Idol' back is either Summer 2018 or mid-season 2019.

FOX never gave up on the show ... it just became way too expensive to produce with the talent costs ... Ryan, J Lo, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. The reboot, we're told, would have a new panel of judges.

'Cash Me Outside' Girl Catch Me on the Tube, Bitches!!

3/27/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0324-danielle-bregoli-tmz-getty"Cash Me Outside" girl Danielle Bregoli has officially gone Hollywood -- we've learned she just signed a deal with a major TV production company.

We're told Danielle scribbled her John Hancock Friday for a reality show that will be loosely formatted, starring, of course, Danielle. 

Nothing's been shot, but we're told producers are so confident they're going to shop the concept and believe they can sell a series in the room. She'll have some high-powered help -- we've learned she's signed with IMG's original content department.

We broke the story ... Danielle's managers said they had been contacted by 7 production companies and 4 of them showed interest in doing a reality show with Danielle and her mom.

The 14-year-old's already given fans PLENTY of material ... first on "Dr. Phil" with her inadvertent breakout role that launched her into stardom ... followed by a slew of physical throwdowns that also included a brawl with her mom.

Material won't be lacking.

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'Cash Me Outside' Girl Happy Birthday And Nice Tattoo

3/27/2017 6:41 AM PDT
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"Cash Me Outside" girl Danielle Bregoli celebrated a big one Sunday night ... she just turned 14, and she says Dr. Phil's an "asshole" for not wishing her happy birthday.

Danielle has just about exhausted her 15 minutes, but there's no evidence her time is up. Quite the opposite, she just made a deal for a TV show and she dined at old line Dan Tana's in WeHo.

BTW ... check out the tattoo ... it's real.

'Amazing Race' Bikini Model Training with Boxing Champ ... What a Knockout!

3/26/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of the smoking hot models on "Amazing Race" knew she needed to toughen up for the show -- so she got in the ring with boxing champ Victor Ortiz

Jenn Lee (see bikini pics below) says she hooked up with Ortiz back in June to work on her strength and conditioning for the race around the world ... and it paid off in a big way. 

In fact, she's STILL training with the guy even though the show's in the can ... because, as it turns out, boxing training is great training for bikini season. 

Not that she really needed the help ... 

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Jon Gosselin I'm a Stripper Now

3/25/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0323-jon-gosselin-fa-untamed-01Jon Gosselin will make his debut as a stripper at a club in Caesars Atlantic City.

Management at Dusk Nightclub tells us ... the former reality TV star got involved through friends who are running the show -- called "Untamed Male Revue."

We're told it's burlesque-style, a la "Magic Mike" and "Thunder From Down Under." It's not a "hump your face" kind of thing.

Jon will be stripping down to his undies ... sorry ladies.

Jon's been rehearsing for a few weeks, even working out.

By the way ... the show debuts on April 1, Jon's birthday. No, not a cruel joke.

NeNe Leakes My Contract's Gotta Be Richer than Kim's

3/24/2017 9:52 AM PDT

NeNe Leakes knows 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' producers would never say how much money Kim Zolciak is getting for her comeback, but NeNe thinks it's gotta be less than her booty.

We got NeNe at LAX Thursday where she told us there's a reason she should get a bigger check. It's funny ... Kim had her own reasons for thinking she's a bigger draw.

As we previously reported ... negotiations are underway for both NeNe and Kim to return as full-time cast members on season 10. It already seems like it's gonna be worth it.

Andy Cohen Donald Trump ... The Perfect 'Real Housewife of D.C.'

3/24/2017 7:00 AM PDT
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Donald Trump has got what it takes to helm the 'Real Housewives' franchise in Washington D.C. including a tagline like all the other 'Real Housewives' out there ... according to Andy Cohen.

We got Andy at LAX on his way to film the "Love Connection" reboot and asked him about the shade he threw Trump's way over Twitter. 

Apparently Trump's not the only one checking off the 'RHODC' requirements.

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star Explosive Encounter with Cops Before Arrest

3/23/2017 10:49 AM PDT
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1:26 PM PT -- We've now obtained the police report, which says Erica told the state trooper -- after being pulled over for speeding -- she had taken 3 shots of Grand Marnier. When asked to perform a field sobriety test Erica refused. According to the report, the trooper ordered her not to drive and call a friend to pick her up. Instead, she fled and was ultimately arrested.

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Former "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Erica Dixon was damn near yanked out of her car by cops after she allegedly fled the scene of a traffic stop.

The video starts with a street scene, where Erica had just been pulled over for speeding. She says she accepted the ticket, jumped in her car and started driving, but it's clear cops believe she was still being detained and just started to flee.

You then see a cop car roar up to her car and cops then jump out to confront her.

Erica was enraged, which just ratcheted things up. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to a nearby detention center where she was cited and released.

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'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Stars Vicious Confrontation During Radio Interview

3/23/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0322-peter-thomas-matt-jordan-tmz-getty-01'Real Housewives of Atlanta' stars Peter Thomas and Matt Jordan threw everything that wasn't nailed down during a radio interview that looked more like UFC 210.

They dislike each other intensely, so it seems the interview was destined for disaster, and they did not disappoint. Matt threw a water bottle at Peter, then charged him. We're told they locked up, and Peter scored a takedown, because station staff broke it up.

It was so bad, cops were called and took an assault report from Peter against Matt.

Here's the bad news. The interview was not live and it looks like the station isn't going to air it. 

'Cash Me Outside' Girl Angry at Ex-BFF For Leaking Fight Video with Mom

3/22/2017 10:06 AM PDT
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"Cash Me Outside" girl Danielle Bergoli says video showing her getting a beatdown from her mom is the handiwork of a former bff out for revenge.

The video is graphic, showing Danielle's mom, Barbara Ann, pinning her daughter to the ground, almost like an MMA fight ... calling her a "bitch."

Sources close to Danielle's  family tell TMZ ... the video was leaked by a girl who was angry because Danielle's mom kicked her out of their home.  

We're told the video -- which first surfaced Tuesday on WorldStarHipHop -- captured an incident that occurred 1 to 2 years ago, which would mean Danielle would have been 11 or 12. We're told neither Danielle nor her mom remember what triggered the fight.

It's unclear if the video has triggered a Children's Services or police investigation.

Chuck Barris 'Gong Show' and 'Dating Game' Creator Dead at 87

3/21/2017 11:11 PM PDT
Breaking News

0322_remembering_chuck_barris_launchGame show legend Chuck Barris -- creator and host of "The Gong Show" -- died Tuesday of natural causes at his home in Palisades, NY ... according to his publicist.

In addition to starting 'Gong Show' in 1976 ... Barris had also created "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game" in the '60s. He claimed to have been a CIA assassin on the side, as chronicled in his autobiography, 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.'

The book became a movie in 2002, starring Sam Rockwell as Chuck, and was George Clooney's directorial debut.

And because TV and CIA work wasn't enough, Barris was also a songwriter! His biggest hit was 1962's "Palisades Park" ... sung by Freddy Cannon.

Chuck was 87.

He and Gene Gene the Dancing Machine (who died 2 years ago) are somewhere doing their thing again ... we hope.

#RIP

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