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Kardashians

E! Isn't Paying $100 Mil, But It's Close

2/27/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Reports the Kardashians have scored $100 million from E! for 4 more seasons are NOT true ... they're only getting a measly $80 mil ... TMZ has learned. 

NBCUniversal called the $100 mil story "grossly inaccurate." But our sources connected with the network say the word "grossly" may be grossly inaccurate, because we're told best case scenario they could earn in the $80 million range (with ratings bonuses) for 3 seasons with an option for a 4th.

We're also told the deal is all-encompassing and includes all of the work the family and individuals do for the network.

And get this ... Y chromosomes are personae non gratea for the new deal. We're told Scott Disick has his own deal outside the Kardashians and Rob will only get paid per episode if he ends up on the show at all. As for Bruce -- he'll only look like a double X -- but we're told his X and Y chromosomes are not part of the deal either. 

As for why NBCUniversal put out such an unusual statement ... our sources say they don't want it out there that the cash register drawer opened in a big way, although we're told the original report definitely had over-inflated numbers.

'American Idol' Josh Gracin

Nothing to Lose in Divorce ...

But Half His Music

2/27/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It's a good thing "American Idol" Season 2 finalist Josh Gracin is a country singer -- he just got a ton of inspiration by losing half his music rights in his divorce ... which was just finalized.

According to divorce docs ... the exes divvied up their assets, and Ann Gracin is walking with a 50% stake in 24 songs Josh recorded during their 17-year marriage.

Josh will also shell out $1590/month in alimony, and $1436/month for child support. They have four kids -- and will share custody, but there's a complication. Each has a restraining order against the other, requiring them to stay at least 25 feet away.  

Interestingly, Ann was ordered to return Josh's Glock. As we reported ... Josh was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold after posting an apparent suicide threat on Facebook last August. Ann filed divorce papers the next month.

Josh's next album should be interesting.

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Khloe

It's Kardashian Ass Season Again

2/26/2015 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0225-khloe-kardashian-pants-x17With most of the country still suffering through a brutal winter, Khloe Kardashian ushered in Kardashian butt season Wednesday in Beverly Hills by sporting a pair of see-through yoga pants.

If the past is any indication, you can expect Kim, Kendall, Kourtney and even young Kylie to follow suit ... because one Kardashian butt is like a signal to all Kardashian butts to come out and play. 

Nature is a glorious thing. 

'Next Top Model' Mirjana Puhar

Lead Detective Also a Reality Star

2/26/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Americas Next Top Model Death The lead detective assigned to the murder case of "America's Next Top Model" star Mirjana Puhar ironically has a connection to the victim ... they're both reality TV stars.

Det. Norma McKee was on A&E's "The First 48" -- a docuseries about murder investigations -- back in 2011, when she was just a rookie. The episode chronicled a double-murder investigation, her first, involving a couple that was shot point blank in their car by a backseat passenger. 

McKee got her man, who is currently serving 28 years after pleading guilty to two counts of second degree murder. 

Puhar and two other people were killed Tuesday in Charlotte, NC. Police have already arrested a suspect, who has been charged with three counts of first degree murder.

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'Ice Road Truckers' Star Tim Zickuhr

GUILTY of Prostitute Kidnapping

2/25/2015 5:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ice Roads Trucker Guilty Kidnapping Prostitute"Ice Road Truckers" star Tim Zickuhr didn't convince a judge the woman he allegedly tied up and threw in a closet was not a prostitute but a flaky friend, because he was just convicted of kidnapping.

TMZ broke the story ... cops say last April Zickuhr bound a Vegas prostitute named Snow White with backpack straps and locked her in a closet ... then tried to collect a $1,000 ransom from her friend, who happened to be a LVPD cop. 

A Nevada judge wasn't buyin' what Zickuhr was selling and found him guilty Tuesday of kidnapping and extortion. The judge then threw the book at him, sentencing him to a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Zickuhr hasn't appeared on the History Channel show since 2011.

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'Next Top Model' Mirjana Puhar

Killed in Triple Homicide

[UPDATE]

2/25/2015 8:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

02025-mirjana-puhar-instagramupdate_graphic_red_bar8:45 AM PT -- Police have arrested 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel and charged him with 3 counts of 1st degree murder.

The boyfriend, Jonathan Alvarado was 23 ... and the third victim was 21-year-old Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia. Our sources say Jusmar was Jonathan's roommate and best friend. We're told Mirjana had just moved in with the guys.

update_grey_gray_barMirjana Puhar -- a recent "America's Next Top Model" contestant -- was killed Tuesday in a triple homicide at her boyfriend's home in Charlotte, NC ... TMZ has learned.

A source who was very close to Mirjana confirmed to TMZ that she was one of the 3 victims found dead in a home that belonged to Mirjana's boyfriend. The source says a friend of the couple went to the house after getting a call that gunshots were heard.

We're told the friend went into the house, saw 2 bodies -- Mirjana and the bf -- and then called police to report the killings. The friend didn't see the 3rd victim, but did see money scattered around the house.

19-year-old Mirjana was on the 21st cycle of 'ANTM' ... which aired last year. She was eliminated from the show in the 10th episode. 

Law enforcement sources tell us the preliminary investigation leads police to believe the murders were drug related -- and the victims knew the killer.  

Our Mirjana source says the young model had only been with the boyfriend for a few months.

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Jenelle Evans

Another Day

Another Arrest

2/25/2015 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Teen Mom" star Jenelle Evans spent an hour of her Tuesday behind bars in South Carolina ... busted for driving without a license.

South Carolina Highway Patrol busted Evans and booked her into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center around 3:00 PM. She posted a $237.50 bond about an hour later and was sprung. 

Jail records don't give much in the way of details, but Evans explained the arrested via Twitter, when she retweeted a friend who wrote, "Yall chill she paid a speeding tick 3 days late in 2013 & license was just suspended recently & she had no idea.It's cleared up It's all good."

Evans is no stranger to jail. She's been arrested for heroin possession, attacking her husband, stalking, harassment, breaking and entering, violating her restraining order, etc. She's also famous for getting busted for beating the crap out of another girl on a front lawn.    



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Bruce Jenner

Likely To Avoid Charges

Cops Say Driving 'HUA' [Head Up Ass]

2/25/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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If you're a gambler, you should bet that Bruce Jenner will NOT be prosecuted for vehicular manslaughter, because his screw up was driving HUA ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Sources familiar with investigating the fatal crash on PCH earlier this month tell us ... conventional wisdom is 60/40 AGAINST criminal prosecution. One source says it's more like 70/30.  

As for why it's looking like Bruce will not be prosecuted, our law enforcement sources say there are a variety of factors:

-- He was not under the influence

-- He was not speeding

-- He was not texting 

As one source put it, "It's more a case of HUA" ... that's cop talk for driving while head up ass.  That we're told is the view shared by cops familiar with the investigation.

The underlying offense could be following too closely or driving at a speed that isn't prudent given driving conditions.

We're told the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. investigation is pretty much complete, and after the reports are written it will be submitted to the L.A. County D.A. for review. Our sources say the Sheriff's Dept. in all probability will not make a recommendation on prosecution.

Kylie Jenner

Hysterical Girls Cry

SHE'S OUR ROLE MODEL!!!

2/24/2015 1:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022415_kylie_jenner_launchKylie Jenner vs. Malala Yousafzai ... who do teenage girls pick as their role model? It's no contest.

17-year-old Kylie did what she does best ... frittering away her day with a 3-hour nail salon appointment Monday in Bev Hills.  

Three girls waited with bated breath outside to catch a glimpse, and when Kylie surfaced they went insane.

You MUST listen to why Kylie is their role model.

Pray for America. 

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Honey Boo Boo

TLC Ultimatum to Family

Stop Pitching Yourselves, Or Else

2/24/2015 11:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Honey Boo Boo's hopes of being a pop diva may have just been shattered ... the star's former network says they'll come down on her like a ton of bricks if she releases a song.

Sources close to the family say TLC sent the family an ultimatum ... they can't work for another entertainment company until their contract with the network runs its course at the end of May.

Mama June, Honey, and the fam were in town last week shopping a reboot of their show to other networks and HBB recorded a song, "Movin' Up," with Pumpkin and Adam Barta, produced by LA On The Track.

Our sources say the network would ultimately take them to court if the family tries to make money before June. TLC has paid the entire family their money for the season that never aired, plus tutoring and health insurance.

Apparently the family isn't scared, because they've lawyered up. 

Keyshia Cole & 'Boobie' Gibson

Hugged Up At L.A. Party

... Reunited?

2/24/2015 10:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0224-gibson-keyshia-instagramOne of the most bitter celeb breakups in recent memory might be on the mend 'cause R&B star Keyshia Cole and her estranged hubby Daniel "Boobie" Gibson were out together in L.A. Monday night ... looking pretty cozy.

Keyshia and the ex-NBA star were spotted at the premiere of Keyshia Cole's new reality show "All In" and seemed to be enjoying each other's company. 

Daniel even Instagram'd a pic of the couple(?) hugged up together with a very affectionate caption that read ... "Look what I found ... full support of this Angel at her premiere."

It's a fairly shocking development considering the split was public and nasty with Keyshia previously telling TMZ Sports that Gibson had turned her off from athletes forever.

Despite the bad blood ... the two never officially divorced, making for a much smoother ride to that town called Reconciliationville. 

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Kylie Jenner

See Ya Mom

I Just Bought a $2.7 Mil House!

2/24/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner Buys Home

Kylie Jenner is 17. She's buying a $2.7 million house. FML, right?

Sources tell TMZ, Kylie has inked a deal to buy this 4,900 square foot house in The Oaks, an exclusive gated community in Calabasas.

The house -- which is a block from Kourtney and Khloe -- has a sick home theater, a pool, 5 bedrooms, an awesome kitchen, and on and on.

Kylie has made a lot of money on KUWTK. To give you an idea, we're told Scott Disick banks $4 million a season, so she's got the cash. We're told Kris Jenner is "helping her" with the purchase, but we're told it's Kylie loot.

It's a little weird that a girl who is about to turn 18 and is big on the party scene is settling for a suburban, family neighborhood, 24 miles from the action of Hollywood. Justin Bieber tried it and it didn't work out too well.

Michael Sam

Football's Still My Priority

... Despite 'Dancing' Gig

2/24/2015 7:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Sam is adamant ... his decision to join "Dancing with the Stars" does NOT mean he's giving up his NFL dreams ... saying, "Football remains my unquestioned number 1 priority."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Sam signed on to join Season 20 ... which begins next month. 

Some people have said the move is proof that Sam is throwing in the towel on his football career and wants to focus on exploiting his off-the-field fame. 

But moments ago, Sam fired back at the critics ... saying, "Football remains my unquestioned number 1 priority, however, while I continue to train and stay ready, I am ecstatic to participate in a fun, athletic competition like so many players before me have done."

"Filming this off-season is very flexible and allows me to be part of the veterans combine 3/22 if accepted or any other workouts."

"I’m looking forward to getting started with @PetaMurgatroyd and winning! Thanks for the support! #TeamSambatroyd."

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