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Maddie Ziegler

Diamonds Are A Girl's BFF

... On Her 13th Bday

10/5/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002-maddie-ziegler-birthday-dinner-INSTAGRAM-01Maddie Ziegler just turned 13 and if you're wondering what a kid who's starred in 3 Sia music videos and a reality show gets when they reach teen-hood ... ice, as in a pair of diamond stud earrings.

Ziegler's family surprised the "Dance Moms" star with a birthday party at their family's favorite hibachi restaurant. We're told the youngster was punked by her family and friends, who all profusely apologized saying they couldn't make it out for her birthday.

But when Maddie showed up at the restaurant ... her BFFs Nia, Kendall and Mackenzie from the show all yelled SURPRISE!!! We're told 2 dozen people were in on it, even Abby Lee Miller.

After the group sang happy birthday, they took down a cheesecake. And to top it all off she also got what every other 13-year-old out there wants ... an Apple Watch. 

Next stop for the youngsters ... L.A., where they'll be filming the new season of "Dance Moms."

When we were 13, we ate pizza and played Nintendo.

'Fast N' Loud' Host

I Got Screwed Promoting

O-O-O O'Reilly, Auto Parts ... OH!!!

10/4/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002-richard-rawlings-fast-n-loud-tmz-01"Fast N' Loud" host Richard Rawlings says he broke his back promoting a famous auto parts store and all he got was the shaft.

Rich says in a new lawsuit, he signed on with the company that does marketing for O'Reilly Auto Parts to make personal appearances and sing the virtues of O'Reilly on social media sites. Rich also owns a car shop and agreed to slap O'Reilly banners on the walls.

In return for his good work, Rich says he was promised a cool $100k.

Rich says he's been shorted by $40k and is now suing for payment.

We reached out to a rep for the marketing company. So far ... no word back. Oh!!! 

'Million Dollar Listing' Star

College Kickers Bang Mad Chicks

... Trust Me.

10/4/2015 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Before he was crushing real estate, "Million Dollar Listing" star Josh Altman was crushing ass at Syracuse ... where he says being the kicker for the football team paid off HUUUGE!

Check out the clip ... Altman says he's still friends with some of his former Orangemen teammates -- including Donovan McNabb ... who gave him a nickname he STILL uses. 

By the way, Altman's days of chasing ladies are over -- that smokin' hot blonde he's with is his fiancee.

Apparently, rich and famous real estate guys also do well with the chicks ... 

Paris, Prince and Blanket

Celebrate New Jackson Reality Show

10/3/2015 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's kids, along with other members of the family brood, showed up at a Hollywood sports bar to celebrate the premiere of the new reality show, The Jacksons: Next Generations."

We got Taryll, TJ, Taj, Paris, Prince, Blanket and Donte, in that order in the video.  

It seems Paris is hooked up with the guy she's with, and it's interesting to see 13-year-old Blanket, who has flown under the radar since her dad's death.

The show airs on Lifetime.

'Love & Hip Hop' Star

Threatens Legal Action ...

Take Down My Sex Tape Or Else!!

10/2/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1001-nikki-mudarris-tmz-01"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Nikki Mudarris claims she had no idea a recently leaked sex tape would surface and she's warning everyone who posts it to take it down ... or she'll sue.

Mudarris appears in the video with 'L&HH' co-star Mally Mall and it hit the web this week like wildfire. Nikki's lawyer threatened legal action in a letter sent to various blogs that posted the video to take it down STAT. 

Her attorney claims the video was recorded without Nikki's knowledge and reports of her speaking with Vivid about a deal for the tape are flat out lies.

Media outlets were given until 5 PM Thursday to 86 the tape from their sites.

Brandi Glanville

Smelly Vagina Suit is Bogus

It's in Krupa's Contract!

10/1/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0930_brandi-glanville_joanna_krupa_tmzBrandi Glanville has another trick up her sleeve to get the smelly vagina lawsuit thrown out ... she claims Joanna Krupa signed away her right to go after Brandi in court. 

In documents obtained by TMZ ... Brandi says Joanna's defamation suit  should be tossed, because Joanna's 'Real Housewives' contract forbids her from suing her fellow 'Housewives' cast members.

It would make sense since the heat on those shows comes from the women sniping at each other. 

Joanna was on "The Real Housewives of Miami" back in 2013 -- and, in fact, Brandi's vagina comment came on the heels of the 'Miami' reunion show. 

Brandi admits she doesn't have a copy of Joanna's contract ... but considering Brandi was on the Bev Hills edition, it's a good bet she knows what's in the fine print.

Krupa's lawyer thinks Brandi's reaching -- trying everything she can and "hope something sticks."

The Fat Jewish

Spencer Pratt Shall Deliver Me

... From My Demons

9/30/2015 9:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pizza can't solve all problems, not even for The Fat Jewish ...  because he's turning to Spencer Pratt for spiritual guidance. No, you read that correctly.

The Instagram comedy curator and pizza fanatic arrived in L.A. Tuesday for a session with his new shaman and former 'Hills' star -- something our photog found hard to believe ... so he hopped the shuttle bus with FJ to get the story.

As we first reported, Pratt is shooting a new reality series, so it's most likely a stunt for the show, but still entertaining to watch.

And if Pratt's crap doesn't work ... Fat Jewish's vintage GWAR shirt should scare off plenty of demons. Just sayin'.

'Big Brother' Austin & Liz

Showmance Survives

We're In Love

9/30/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929-austin-liz-instagram-01"Big Brother" stars Austin Matelson and Liz Nolan are shattering the taboo of reality show romance ... much to the dismay of a torrent of online haters.

Austin tells TMZ when Big Brother ended ... he was flooded with messages calling him a "disgusting cheater" and "classless" for breaking up with his then-GF on TV.

For the non-fans ... Austin and Liz kicked off a relationship early in the show ... despite the fact that Austin was a taken man.  

They both got called out for the love triangle ... in one of the most awkward moments of the season.

Austin says, he and Liz are now exclusively dating, have met each other's families and Liz plans on moving from Miami to LA to be close to him.

Love is cool ... but $500k would have bought a lot of friends.

'Vanderpump Rules' Star

Sues Shoe Company ...

You Owe Me for Wearing Your Kicks

9/29/2015 6:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929-jax-taylor-tmz-01Jax Taylor is in a legal battle with a shoe company he claims agreed to pay him to wear its gear, and now he's taking them to court. 

According to legal docs ... the "Vanderpump Rules" star reached an agreement with XCALIBUR SHOES in 2014. The agreement says in exchange for endorsing the shoes, Jax would receive $20 for each pair sold in his collection. He would also be given 10% of the total net sales he generated. 

However, according to Jax, XCAL has gone sour on their end of the deal -- failing to pay him at least $25,000. He also says the bum deal has made it hard for him to find similar work ... since XCAL's competitors won't want to work with him now.

A rep for XCALIBUR had no comment. 

'Street Outlaws'

Car Shop Shot Up

9/29/2015 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929_midwest_street_cars_shooting_photos_launchThe stars of "Street Outlaws" are dealing with a real criminal situation ... after their store was left riddled with bullets.

Oklahoma City PD tells TMZ they are still on scene investigating a shooting at Midwest Street Cars -- where "8 or 9" bullet holes were left in the building.

We're told the shooting happened Monday night -- and since nobody was working -- there were no injuries.

Sources with the Discovery show tell us armed men also showed up at the home of one of the stars -- Murder Nova -- but were scared off when he went outside.  We're told there is security footage.

Cops say they don't have suspects or a motive yet.

Story developing ... 

Gary Busey

Pisses Off Ex-Agent ...

Hand Over That 'Big Bro' Money!

9/29/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-gary-busey-tmz-01Sure, Gary Busey won season 14 of "Celebrity Big Brother," but he wouldn't even have made it into the house without a talent agent who threw a Hail Mary ... so she says.

Vie Marshall claims she was brought in to work as Gary's damage control after he missed a meeting with 'CBB' producers. Marshall says she smoothed things over with show execs, ultimately getting Busey on the British show last year -- but she never got a dime. 

Marshall says Gary's manager agreed to pay for her services, and later told her Gary never signed off ... so there was no official agreement. Translation: Take a hike, lady.

She wants 10% of Gary's show earnings. It's unclear how much he made, but if Tila Tequila pulled $175k, ... safe to assume Gary made at least that much.

A rep for Gary tells TMZ, "This is an old meritless complaint that requires no further comment."

Kim Zolciak

No-Show Tonight


9/28/2015 2:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Kim Zolciak will not appear on Monday night's episode of "Dancing with the Stars," because she's unable to leave Atlanta after her medical emergency ... TMZ has learned.

As we reported, Kim flew back to Atlanta after last week's show and almost immediately went into the hospital ... she says because of a mini-stroke. We're told she had a heart procedure Friday and was released, but doctors advised her not to do anything strenuous or travel.

We're told Kim will appear on the show via FaceTime. Her long-term prognosis on the show is uncertain. 

Momma Dee

I Didn't Dine and Ditch ...

9/27/2015 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0927-momma-dee-INSTAGRAM-01Momma Dee says her arrest was just a big misunderstanding ... and she had every intention of paying her tab.

Momma Dee tells TMZ ... she was in the bathroom when the check came and everyone in her party had bounced. She says even though it was her birthday, the dinner wasn't planned specifically for her and she was just an invited guest to dinner. When she came back from the bathroom she says she was bombarded by restaurant managers and cops who claimed she was dining and ditching.

She says she was willing to pay her part of the check, but would not pay for the others and that's when she was busted.

As we previously reported ... the "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star was arrested Saturday in Milwaukee for skipping out on a $500 dinner bill.

Momma Dee spent a few hours in jail and was released after posting a $250 bail.



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