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Nick Cannon I Quit 'AGT' ... Screw 'Em for Thinking About Firing Me

2/13/2017 6:41 AM PST
Breaking News

0210-nick-cannon-tmz-03Nick Cannon doesn't see himself shooting the next season of "America's Got Talent" ... after NBC execs considered firing him over a racial joke he told in his comedy special.

TMZ broke the story ... NBC and 'AGT' honchos felt Nick had disparaged them and breached his contract by joking the network doesn't want him using the n-word, and insinuating it generally crushes his swagger while hosting 'AGT.' The special aired Friday night on Showtime.

That news pissed off Nick ... who now says he's loved hosting 'AGT' but "my soul won't allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices." He also says he doesn't care about the millions they pay him.

He adds, "I can not see myself returning." He told Howard Stern last week that he'd sue if they ever fired him over a joke.

As we told you, NBC decided to let the whole joke slide, but Nick clearly isn't forgiving.

He ended his FB post with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King -- "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."

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NFL's Travis Kelce I'm Done With Reality TV ... Forever

2/13/2017 12:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Attention thirsty ladies, if you're looking for lovin' from NFL stud Travis Kelce ... you're gonna have to do it the old-fashioned way ... 'cause Kelce says his reality TV dating career is OVER for good.

We got Kelce out in Beverly Hills and wanted to know two things from the stud pass catcher ... did he actually find love on the first season of "Catching Kelce," and if not, will he try again another season?

Travis says that's gonna be a negative on both ... telling our guy he doesn't think the whole "reality TV thing" is for him.

BTW -- we also ask who he thinks has more game out of him and Gronk, and Travis actually answers.

'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' If You Fight ... You'll Be Fined!!!

2/12/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0210-love-hip-hop-hollywood-tmz-01"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" is laying down new ground rules for its upcoming season -- cast members who brawl will pay the price ... from their paychecks.

The show's added a no-fighting clause to its contracts, so when the Hollywood ladies and gents sign their paperwork they're agreeing not to throw down ... according to docs obtained by TMZ.

We're told producers are sick of all the fighting -- which result in production delays -- and less severe penalties haven't done the trick. 

According to the docs ... there's no set fine amount for fighting -- it's at the discretion of producers and based on the severity of the fight. Suspension and termination are also on the table.

'Bachelorette' Star Robby Hayes Signs Hairy Modeling Deal

2/11/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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Robby Hayes -- the runner-up in JoJo Fletcher's season of "The Bachelorette" -- has figured out a way to parlay his 15 minutes into a lucrative career -- modeling.

Robby just signed a deal with Wilhelmina Denver, which explains the bushy beard. His modeling will be targeted for the Rocky Mountain region.

We're told Wilhelmina will be working for Robby ... the agency will help him get product endorsements and hosting gigs.

Robby moved from Florida to Denver to snag the deal.

Trading sun for money. Smart move.

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Kim Zolciak & NeNe Rival Housewives Throw Shade ... We Don't Need More 'Stars'

2/10/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0209-real-housewives-excluded-tmz-gettyNeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak won't get a warm welcome from their fellow 'RHOA' cast members, who think the former dynamic duo is too messy and too expensive.

Sources close to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' tell us the women are saying there's no need to bring back NeNe and Kim because all they bring is over-the-top drama just to get camera time. As one source put it, there's "no substance."

We're told there's also a financial concern -- that Kim and NeNe's bloated salaries might chew up the budget, resulting in lower raises for the current cast.

Our sources say certain housewives called production Thursday to complain about the infamous frenemies returning. We're told some of the current housewives feel dissed after working hard to keep ratings up -- which they have, and now producers want to "add bulls***."

Ironically, it sounds like all this dissent would create real drama ... with substance.

However, Sheree Whitfield told us Thursday ... she'd welcome them with open arms. You buyin' it?

Blac Chyna Alleged Mgrs Demand Dough ... Shut Down 'Rob & Chyna' Or Else

2/10/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0208-blac-chyna-rob-kardashian-tmzThe guys who made Blac Chyna a thing -- according to them -- are on the warpath to get a cut of her riches, and if they don't get it ... they're gunning for the producers of her reality show.

Jason Alston and Lincoln Hayes of Infinite Grind Multimedia sent letters, obtained by TMZ, to NBCUniversal, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions ... putting all parties on notice about their legal war with Chyna.

The duo says shooting, promoting, or airing "Rob & Chyna" only fattens her pockets and since she refuses to pay them their fees ... they're threatening to add the producers to a potential lawsuit.

We broke the story ... Alston and Hayes claim Chyna signed a 10 year contract with them in 2007 and owes them at least $3 million in unpaid fees. They've threatened, but have yet to actually sue her for the dough.

Of course her employers would have no duty to pay BC's alleged management fees -- so, it's interesting they're attempting to drag the producers into this. Can't knock the hustle?

Khloe Kardashian Buh-Bye, Odom ... Just Kardashian Again

2/9/2017 4:39 PM PST

Khloe Kardashian is just Khloe Kardashian again ... officially dropping the 'Odom' from her last name on her passport.

Khloe and fam celebrated the official name change Thursday with an appropriate cake. 

Take a look below at probably one of the last times Khloe signed her name as an Odom ... on her divorce docs..

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Teresa Giudice Pays Off $414k Bill for Fraud Case

2/9/2017 12:58 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0209-teresa-giudice-TMZ-01Teresa Giudice's paychecks are going to be a little fatter now, because she's completely paid up the six-figure tab that was part of her sentence for fraud charges.

Teresa's wages will no longer be garnished to fulfill the $414,588 restitution ordered by the court in 2014 ... according to new docs. The prosecutor's already notified the court she's all square.

The 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star's not completely off the hook. She's still on supervised release for about a year, plus she should consider saving some of her disposable income for the tax man.

As for Teresa's husband, Joe ... he's in the middle of a 41 month stint in the slammer.

'America's Next Top Model' Rita Ora 86'd Me Cause We Both Dated Calvin Harris

2/9/2017 11:03 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rita Ora was out to get one of the contestants on "America's Next Top Model," because they both banged Calvin Harris ... so claims the chick who was booted.

Krislian Rodriguez got her walking papers quickly on season 23, after Rita slammed her for "oozing sex" ... a weird comment given that's what models generally do.  

There was also this ... at one point during the competition, Rita whispered to a fellow judge, "I just think we're making a mistake." Some people on the set felt Rita was talking about Krislian.

Rita and Calvin dated in 2013 and 2014 ... we're told Calvin ended it. A short time later he started dating Krislian after meeting her in his music video.

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Paul Nassif & Terry Dubrow Lady Gaga's Not Bad For Our Biz ... We Reject Perfection!

2/9/2017 7:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

You'd think plastic surgeons Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow might have something to lose with Lady Gaga's all natural, body-loving message ... wrong.

We got the "Botched" stars at The Palm in Bev Hills Wednesday night, where they dished on her calling out haters who body shamed her for the halftime show -- and they shed some light on their real goal as bosses in the cosmetics game.

They're definitely with Gaga ... even if she's had a little work. 

Kim Zolciak & NeNe Wanted Badly By 'RHOA' for Season 10

2/9/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0208-nene-leakes-kim-zolciak-tmz'Real Housewives' producers are ready to Make Atlanta Great Again, which means bringing back NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak ... and the infamous frenemies just might be up for it.

Sources close to the show tell us execs want the milestone 10th season to be HUGE, and since fans have been clamoring to see NeNe and Kim reunited ... they're trying to make it happen. Previous attempts to get them for a spin-off failed ... due to scheduling conflicts, but we're told that won't be an issue this time around.

We're told producers put out feelers already and there's definite interest on the part of both women. No formal offer's been made yet, but the fact Kim is doing a cameo at the end of season 9 is a good sign a deal is close.

We can see it already ... "Welcome back, Wig!"

WWE Star Paige Considering MMA Fighting Career ... I'm Already Training!

2/8/2017 7:29 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

WWE superstar Paige could go from sports entertainment to REAL DEAL FIGHTING ... telling TMZ Sports she's seriously considering a move to MMA.

We spoke with 2 time WWE Divas champ and her boyfriend, Alberto Del Rio -- who happens to be running the rapidly growing Combate Americas MMA league.

Alberto -- who did some MMA fighting back in the day --- shot down any hope of returning to action, but said there's a real chance Paige gets in the cage.

In fact, 24-year-old Paige says she's been training like crazy and says she'll seriously consider making the move "when my time with WWE comes to an end."

LeBron James Would Get Rocked On 'The Challenge' ... Says Johnny Bananas

2/7/2017 4:30 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Who's got the balls to talk trash to LeBron James???? (besides Charles Barkley) ... how about the GREATEST competitor in the history of "The Challenge!!!"

TMZ Sports spoke with 'Challenge' legend Johnny Bananas ... who's DOMINATED on the MTV show for years ... and he strongly believes LeBron wouldn't stand a chance in his world.

FYI, "The Challenge" is a bunch of hot dudes and chicks who party their faces off and sometimes bang each other at night ... and then go to war in grueling physical competitions during the day. New season premieres tonight. 

It's crazy ... these people are legit athletes. 

So, we asked Johnny how a world-class physical specimen like LeBron would hold up.  He ain't too confident in the King. 

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