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Ryan Seacrest on 'A.I.' The Money's Good ... But Title is Everything

6/23/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Seacrest's "done deal" to host the reboot of "American Idol" has hit a snag ... but it's not over money.

TMZ broke the story ... Seacrest and Fremantle Media and Core Media -- the producers of "American Idol"-- have agreed on his salary ... somewhere between $10 million and $15 million, substantially less than Katy Perry's $25M paycheck but definitely not chump change -- but he wants more than a "Host" title.

Sources at Fremantle and Core tell us, Seacrest is asking for an Executive Producer credit but Fremantle is balking, and the stalemate has now lasted more than a week. It's unclear if Seacrest wants day-to-day responsibilities for producing the show -- hard to imagine since there are only 24 hours in a day.

As we reported, we know producers are interested in Lionel Richie as a judge, but we're told they won't sign anyone else until they seal the deal with Seacrest.

Stay tuned.

DeMario Jackson I'm Done with 'BiP'

6/22/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DeMario Jackson -- the guy who had oral sex with Corinne Olympios during filming of "Bachelor in Paradise" -- is done with the show. 

Sources close to DeMario tell TMZ he's suffered from anxiety over the scandal after living under a cloud of suspicion for a week. He's even started seeing a therapist. And, he's upset because his name will now forever be linked to a sex scandal, even though Warner Bros. essentially concluded he did nothing wrong.

We're told DeMario claims producers spoke to his lawyer and invited him back on the show, but he's done. Other sources dispute that he was invited back and say no decision has been made.

We're told DeMario now wants to ditch reality TV for a career as an on-air personality.

Our sources also tell us Corinne has not been invited back, and it's highly likely she will never re-appear on 'B.I.P.' or any other 'Bachelor' franchise.

Corinne Olympios Boyfriend Says I'm Stickin' with Her

6/21/2017 4:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Corinne Olympios' boyfriend does not believe she cheated on him, does not believe the Warner Bros. investigation was kosher, and will not dump her.

Jordan Gielchinsky has made it clear to friends ... he still believes Corinne that she was in a blackout state when she had oral sex with DeMario Jackson in a swimming pool during the first day of 'BIP' filming.

Jordan claims he has spoken to several cast members who back up her story, and he thinks the Warner Bros. investigation was a whitewash so the show could resume filming.

As we reported, multiple people who have seen the video say Corinne seemed fully engaged in the pool and at no time does she seem out of it.

We're told Corinne made a deal with Jordan ... she wouldn't have sex with anyone on the show. He thinks the swimming pool incident doesn't count because she was drunk out of her mind.

Jordan's also suspicious because he says Corinne's lawyer has not been able to see the tape but it was shown to DeMario's attorney. Our sources say Warner Bros. isn't sharing the video with Corinne's legal team because she's threatened legal action.

The question, is Jordan right ... or is he love blind?

Milan Christopher Reveals Monster Dong In Paper Magazine

6/21/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Milan Christopher pulled a Kim Kardashian by going full frontal in the next Paper Magazine, and it begs the question ... how does he walk around naked without getting rug burn?

The openly gay ex-"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star landed the spread for the mag, and we got the goods before they hit the paper. They're ... well, big.

Milan tells Paper ... "You know as a male music artist or man in general showing your male genitalia is so taboo in our culture -- but it's ok for Amber Rose, Kim Kardashian, or Rihanna to do it as females."

So, is he bigger than Kim? The black bar points to yes.

Corinne Olympios My Lawyer's Still Investigating After Warner Bros. Clears DeMario

6/20/2017 1:53 PM PDT

Corinne Olympios isn't ready to accept Warner Bros.' word about what went down between her and DeMario Jackson on the "Bachelor in Paradise" set, and she's continuing her own investigation.

Corinne's high-powered attorney, Marty Singer, says, "It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal investigation, would state that no wrong doing had occurred. Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard.”

Singer also points out ... it was one of the show's own producers who thought something was improper on set -- “It needs to be made crystal clear that production of 'Bachelor in Paradise' was shut down because of multiple complaints received from 'BIP' producers and crew members on the set. It was not shut down due to any complaint filed by Corinne against anyone."

Corinne has yet to say IF she's suing, and if so ... who she'd sue. She was tight-lipped in Hollywood after the Warner Bros. announcement.

'Bachelor in Paradise' Warner Bros. Concludes No Sexual Assault

6/20/2017 9:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The investigation into alleged sexual assault on "Bachelor in Paradise" is over ... and the conclusion -- no sexual assault, TMZ has learned, and the show will go on.

TMZ broke the story ... the show was put on ice after a producer claimed Corinne Olympios was so drunk she was not capable of consenting to oral sex in a swimming pool with DeMario Jackson.

Warner Bros. put the show on hold during the investigation. As we reported, multiple people who saw the video claim Corinne was "fully engaged" and lucid throughout the sexual encounter.

We're told the investigation is now complete and the finding was there was no sexual assault.

We're told DeMario's lawyer met with Warner Bros. lawyers Monday, reviewed the tapes and assured him he was in the clear.

Our sources say filming will resume in the same location in Mexico. The show will air this summer.  

As for the swimming pool incident, Warner Bros. says it will not be released.  

As for Corinne and DeMario ... we're told no decisions have been made on whether they'll be on the show.

Warner Bros. just released this statement.

'Wife Swap' Double Murder Suspect 20-Gauge Shotgun to the Head Killed Mom & Brother

6/20/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Wife Swap" double murder suspect Jacob Stockdale used a shotgun to kill his mother and brother, both of whom were shot in the head ... according to cops.

Law enforcement sources tell us Jacob fired twice at his mom, Kathryn with the 20-gauge shotgun and left her body in an upstairs bathroom in their Ohio home.

Jacob allegedly shot his younger brother, James, once in the head near the front door ... then unloaded on himself about 10 feet from James' body. Jacob shot himself in the face with the shotgun ... and miraculously survived.

Sources close to the case tell us Jacob was trying to communicate with officers when they arrived, but they couldn't understand him. He was last listed in critical condition after being choppered to a hospital.

One last thing ... we're told Jacob's father was not home at the time of the shooting, and was stopped less than a mile from the home on his way back from work when cops broke the news.

Kenya Moore Ex-BF Ordered to Stay Away for 1 Yr

6/20/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kenya Moore's best wedding gift came from a judge, who gave her some long-term protection, a 1-year restraining order against her ex-bf Matt Jordan ... TMZ has learned.

The judge granted the protective order earlier this month. Her temporary restraining order against Jordan ended back in April when she no-showed for court. At the time, she told us she'd been unable to find Matt to serve him.  

Per the court's order, Matt has to stay at least 200 yards away from Kenya and her family ... which now includes her new husband.

Kenya posted pics from her surprise (to all of us) wedding in St. Lucia. As for the who the groom is? She ain't saying.

'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Breaks Down in Tears ... America's Judging Me On Race!

6/19/2017 6:18 PM PDT

Rachel Lindsay was brought to tears on "The Bachelorette" ... and it was mostly about her inner struggle with being the first black woman calling the shots on the long-running series.

There's been A LOT of fighting and bickering among Rachel's guys this season, and that definitely was part of her breakdown -- but on Monday night's episode, she made it clear racial pressure is weighing heavy on her.

Rachel insinuates she's going to catch heat from the black community for some of her rose ceremony choices.

As she put it, with tears streaming down her face ... "You have no idea what it's like to be in this position."

'Dance Moms' Teen Sued We Had a Deal, You Broke It ... Now It's Gonna Cost Ya!

6/19/2017 5:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mackenzie's legal team says, "This is a frivolous lawsuit, which we intend to prove in a court of law. This is yet another example of a production company taking advantage of a young rising star.”Former "Dance Moms" star Mackenzie Ziegler is two-timing a music producer by bailing on performances and record sessions, and working with another producer on the side ... according to a lawsuit.

Kismet Music is going after 13-year-old Mackenzie and her mom, Melissa Gisoni ... saying they breached their 2014 deal.

In the docs, Kismet says when it signed Mackenzie -- who has more than a million YouTube followers -- she agreed to "deliver technically and commercially satisfactory records." In exchange, Kismet would try to secure a recording contract and distribution deal for her.

The producers say Mackenzie and her mom didn't seem to have any issues with the contract when they were cashing checks associated with music released under the deal -- but in 2016 something changed. According to the suit, Mackenzie started skipping recording sessions and meetings -- and when Kismet tried to contact her, at least 14 times ... radio silence.

Maddie Ziegler's kid sister is also working with another producer, a clear violation of her exclusivity deal with Kismet ... according to the suit.

Kismet is suing for 15% of Mackenzie's net profits under the deal.

Kim Kardashian New Pups Look Like Micro Poms, BUT ...

6/19/2017 2:00 PM PDT

Kim Kardashian seemed to go all micro when she bought 2 Pomeranians for her daughter and niece, but turns out she took a much safer route.

Kim posted this pup pic, showing off the pooches she got North and Penelope. Micro Poms -- which are sometimes under 3 pounds -- carry with them serious health issues, including underdeveloped organs, diabetes, as well as thyroid and breathing problems.

We checked around and even though the Poms look super tiny, we're told they're not micro, based on facial features and their coats. The dogs are teacup Poms.

Life expectancy for teacup Poms are 7 to 14 years, so North and Penelope could enjoy their pups well into their teens.

'Duck Dynasty' Co-Creators Judge Says ... Let Them Back into the Empire, Or Else

6/19/2017 12:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The co-creators of "Duck Dynasty" are about to get back in business ... and if their business partners dare try to squeeze them out they will have hell to pay.

Scott and Deirdre Gurney, the co-creators of the once wildly popular show, were thrown out of the business by ITV, the British network that co-owned the show.

A judge ruled back in March that ITV had no right to 86 the Gurneys and ordered the network to let them back in. That apparently didn't happen.

Friday, a judge just laid down the law in terms that could not be more clear ... if ITV doesn't let the Gurneys back in, they will be socked with a $12k fine.

The order requires ITV to allow Scott and Deirdre access to company emails, the right to hire/fire staff and access to at least $500k to spend on development.

ITV and the Gurneys are in the midst of a feud stemming from the Gurneys suing ITV for $100 million claiming they were wrongfully terminated. ITV countered that the Gurneys were engaged in fraud.

The Gurneys deny any wrongdoing and claim they were intimidated and extorted.

DeMario Jackson I Didn't Know Corinne Had a BF

6/19/2017 12:01 PM PDT

DeMario Jackson says he wouldn't have hooked up with Corinne Olympios if he knew she had a BF ... this from the guy who got kicked off "The Bachelorette" for having a GF.

DeMario was out Sunday in L.A. when a pap asked if he would have done what he did in the pool with Corinne if he'd known? DeMario says absolutely not.

It's interesting though -- DeMario was booted from Rachel Lindsay's 'Bachelorette' season and got made into a villain after he was caught lying about his then-girlfriend ... who isn't a big fan of his to this day.

DeMario's aware of the irony here ... or at least he seems to be.

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