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'Flip or Flop' Dominates NBA as King of Ratings

1/20/2017 4:07 PM PST

0120-flip-or-flop-happy-HGTV-01We don't do ratings stories but this is interesting ... "Flip or Flop" -- despite the off-screen drama from its hosts -- annihilated Thursday's cable TV lineup to win the ratings game.

The show snagged more than 2 million viewers. #2 was an NBA game that scored 1.4 million viewers. The other NBA game was #3 at 1.2 mil.

It's definitely good news for Tarek and Christina El Moussa. Lots of people thought their TV gooses were cooked now that they're getting unhitched.  

We're told the network's mulling over whether to bring back the show for another season but clearly conflict and angst are good for business.

Stevie J Joseline's Off the Hook in Defamation Suit

1/18/2017 4:19 PM PST
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0118-stevie-j-joseline-hernandez-tmzStevie J either had a big change of heart about suing his baby mama, Joseline Hernandez ... or maybe he's just absentminded about court dates.

Stevie's defamation lawsuit against Joseline was dismissed Wednesday by a Georgia judge, because he was a no-show for a scheduled hearing. You'll recall ... Stevie sued Joseline in October after he says she continued to accuse him of molesting his daughter, which he denied.

At the time she was pregnant with their kid, but since she gave birth he's admitted being gaga over the infant, and attempted to squash all beef with Joseline.

Walking away from this lawsuit should help things.

Joseline Hernandez Done with Maternity Leave ... Back to the Club (Work)

1/17/2017 9:07 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Joseline Hernandez is getting back to work after giving birth a little over 2 weeks ago -- and while the club might be an odd job site -- her baby's definitely not going hungry.

The 'Love & Hip Hop' star -- and Stevie J's latest baby mama -- made her first club appearance at Museum Bar in Atlanta over the weekend, and took home $10k just to dance in the middle of 8 bodyguards.

Correction: we're told she also rapped a few bars and drank some champagne -- and even took a pay cut from her usual $15k appearance fee. Still, not a bad night on the job for a brand new mom.

Joseline ate well too ... she demanded shrimp and steak tacos fresh off the grill. Mama ain't playin'.

'Bachelor' Contestant Corinne Whipped Cream on the Boobs Trick ... Total Fail!!!

1/16/2017 7:07 PM PST

"The Bachelor" star/villain Corinne Olympios was at it again Monday, wearing a flasher-style trench coat while trying to seduce Nick Viall with whipped cream on her cleavage ... it didn't work at all.

Nick gets all, "I-gotta-respect-the-other-girls" on her ... totally humiliating. She was so pissed she skipped the whole rose thing.

Corinne may have a "platinum vagine" ... but still, she might wanna play a little less aggressively.


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Pauly D & Aubrey O'Day We're Coming Back to Reality ... And the Endgame is Marriage

1/13/2017 12:30 AM PST
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0111-pauly-d-aubrey-oday-instagram-01Pauly D and Aubrey O'Day are going back to their roots -- in reality TV, that is -- and now it's just a matter of who wants to air their "love."

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Pauly and Aubrey have been filming a pilot for a new reality show.

We're told a few networks have shown some interest.

As for the show ... it's about Pauly and Aubrey navigating a very rocky relationship. It's set in Vegas, where Aubrey moved to be with Pauly. And this is interesting ... the story line goes that they'll be engaged by season's end.

And we're told the good folks at Bunim/Murray Productions are behind Pauly and Aubrey's new show -- it's the company that produces 'KUWTK,' "Rob & Chyna," and "Mariah's World." That's a good start. 

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Ray J 'Celebrity Big Brother' 86'd Me for Bad Teeth!!!

1/12/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ray J has been fired from "Celebrity Big Brother" because the show was super concerned over his dental problems, sources connected with Ray tell TMZ ... but it just doesn't add up.

Our sources say producers contacted Ray's manager, David Weintraub, Wednesday and told him Ray couldn't continue because they felt he needed extensive dental work and significant recovery time.

That's the line they gave, we're told, but that makes no sense because the decision to give him the axe was made BEFORE he even saw a dentist.

We're told the show will pay Ray the balance due ... in the high 6 figures. But Ray was cruising in a very sweet ride Wednesday night and said he's still itching to get back in the house.

Sylvester Stallone's Daughters Who's Kim, Who's Khloe, Who's Kourtney?

1/12/2017 12:05 AM PST
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Sylvester Stallone's daughters dropped the mic after they were -- perhaps foolishly -- compared to the Kardashians.

We caught up with the girls -- Scarlet, Sistine and Sophia -- out with their mom, Jennifer Flavin, Wednesday at LAX, where our photog asked if there's any chance of a reality show. Check it out ... they're definitely NOT trying to keep up with you-know-who.

BTW ... ever wonder how Sly treats their suitors?

Ray J Booted from 'Celebrity Big Brother' After Blacking Out and Claiming Neglect

1/10/2017 1:29 PM PST
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0110-ray-j-celebrity-big-brother-TMZ-02Ray J is in the hospital and enraged at "Celebrity Big Brother" for letting him suffer for days in extreme pain to the point he blacked out and he's been kicked out of the house ... TMZ has learned.

Ray has been shooting the show in the UK but 3 days ago we're told he developed "extreme tooth pain" and complained to cast members and producers.  According to sources connected to Ray J, producers initially didn't believe him and ignored his complaints.

We're told producers ordered Ray to continue shooting the show, as the pain became unbearable.

Our sources say the next day, cast members felt the situation was so bad they refused to continue shooting until Ray got medical help.  

We're told the next day a dentist came to the set, gave Ray 8 painkillers, 4 of which he was to take immediately and the remaining 4 the next morning.  

Ray woke up Tuesday in unbearable pain, took the remaining 4 pills and then pleaded for help. We're told producers agreed to take him to the hospital but on the way out of the house he blacked out.

Ray is currently at the hospital. We're told he has an abscessed tooth, a cracked filling in another tooth, and a severe gum issue.

Sources tell us he's been kicked off the show.

As we reported, the show promised him $1 million, but that seems like it's in jeopardy.

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Tarek El Moussa Files for Divorce But the Show Will Go On

1/10/2017 7:27 AM PST
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0110-tarek-christina-El-Moussa-hgtv-04Tarek El Moussa has filed for divorce from wife Christina, but we're told they are resolved to continue their show, "Flip or Flop."

According to the divorce docs, obtained by TMZ, Tarek cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for ending his 8-year marriage.

He's asking for joint custody of their 2 kids. But this is interesting ... he wants her to pay him spousal support but wants the judge to block any move she makes to collect it from him.

A source close to the couple tells TMZ, "It's civilized, or as best it can be under the circumstances. They have to make it work if they want to continue monetizing what they do."

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Vivica A. Fox 'Black Magic' Partner Bails After 'No Gays' Comment

1/9/2017 8:26 AM PST
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0109-vivica-a-fox-Jean-Claude-LaMarre-TMZ-Facebook-01Vivica A. Fox pissed off the director and producer who made her male stripper reality show possible -- Jean-Claude LaMarre is cutting ties with her after she said gay men aren't welcome at the strip shows.

Jean-Claude put Vivica in his movie, "Chocolate City" ... which led to her spinning off 'Black Magic' into a TV show. You'll recall, she was promoting the show last week on "The Breakfast Club" when she strongly objected to the suggestion gays were coming out to see her strippers.

As she put it ... "Hell no!"

Now LaMarre tells TMZ ... "The comments were out of order, and it does not represent our attitudes toward the LGBT community. All are welcomed." He added, "Vivica speaks for herself not the business or the show."

LaMarre will remain an Executive Producer on the reality show, and made it clear he wants 'Black Magic' to succeed -- he just doesn't want to work with Vivica anymore. 

Kim Kardashian Gold Chain Reaction To Robbery

1/9/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0106-kim-chain-snapchatKim Kardashian has been truer to her word than we ever thought ... the bling around her neck has taken a nosedive from 7 figures to 3.

Kim vowed after her robbery in early October she would lose the expensive jewelry for good ... jewelry that exceeded $4 MILLION for certain pieces.

So check out the necklace she's been wearing lately. Turns out it's a custom piece from XIV Karats, which sells in the $500 range.

Kim’s stylist picked up the piece during the holidays, and we're told Kanye also made the trip and scored a bunch of zodiac signs he gifted to friends.

As we previously reported ... Kim said she was done flaunting her wealth on social media.

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Stevie J Greenlit For New Penthouse Reality Show

1/8/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Stevie J is gonna have his work cut out for him ... the "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star just got the greenlight for a new reality series that will scour the U.S. & Canada for 8 fresh Penthouse cover girls.

Not a bad way to spend the work day.

The working title is "Penthouse Pets," the longtime pet name for the mag's XXX models. Filming starts in March with Stevie taking his baby mama, Mimi Faust, and Rick Ross' ex and model Brit Eady along for the ride as his "pet wranglers."

Stevie seemed pretty excited talking about it alongside Brit in the video above. Then again, who wouldn't be?

We're told each episode will hold auditions in a new city with Las Vegas, NYC, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Toronto and L.A. on the map. It's expected to air on VH1, so expect a bunch of censor bars.

'Celebrity Apprentice' Star I'm Shocked Trump's Throwing Shade

1/6/2017 1:15 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Donald Trump completely missed the point when he went after Arnold Schwarzenegger and the new 'Celebrity Apprentice' ... according to Matt Iseman.

The "American Ninja Warrior" host tells TMZ he couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the President-elect trash the show and its new honcho.

Check out the vid ... Matt not only says Donald is blind, but also gives Arnold the nod in the feud, based on his dead-on -- and diplomatic -- response to Trump.

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