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Dwight Howard

ATL Child Abuse Case Closed

... No Charges Filed

4/13/2015 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0413_dwight_howard_gtmzDwight Howard will NOT face criminal charges for allegedly beating his then 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt buckle ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the NBA star was being investigated by the Atlanta Police Department over an incident that went down in Georgia back in August 2014. 

We spoke with Howard's attorney David Oscar Markus who told us, "We are gratified that the Atlanta Police Department, after fully examining the frivolous allegations against Dwight Howard, has closed the case and decided not to proceed with charges."

"Dwight Howard will continue to act in the best interest of his children and do whatever is necessary to protect their welfare."

Kardashians

Jet to Israel for Baptism

Bring on the Holy Water

4/13/2015 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and North West have left Armenia for the Holy Land ... and the end game is watering the baby.

It was supposed to be an 8 day trip to Armenia, but they bailed 5 days in and jumped on a plane to Jerusalem.

North West will be baptized in a 12th-century Armenian church, according to the Jerusalem Post.

It's interesting ... cameras for "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" are recording the entire trip, and Kanye is happily playing along.

They'll only be in Israel for a day. They leave Tuesday for Jordan.

Kanye West

Gets Wet and Wild

During Surprise Free Armenian Concert

4/12/2015 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Turns out Yeezus can't walk on water, he just falls in it like the rest of us. 

Kanye West performed a free concert Sunday night in the capital of Armenia, which came to an end after Kanye jumped into Swan Lake ... and dozens of fans followed suit. 

Kanye's been over there with Kim Kardashian all week as she taps into her Armenian roots -- and shoots scenes for 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'. He performed six songs: "Stronger," "Jesus Walks," "Power," "Touch the Sky," "All of the Lights" and "Good Life."

West's lake dive ended the show -- the crowd went bonkers and cops had to shut it down -- but you know it'll make great promo footage for the reality show.  

Lindsay Lohan

My Mom Comes to England

Off With Her Head!!!

4/12/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0410_lindsay_dina_lohan_tmzLindsay Lohan believes there's only room for one Lohan in England, and that's why she's waging war against her mother's plan to move there for UK TV fame and fortune.

We've learned Dina is in the final stages of negotiations to appear on "Celebrity Big Brother" in the UK. It's a big show there ... Gary Busey won last season.

Dina was so excited, she called Lindsay Thursday to say how great it was going to be that they could spend time together.

We're told Lindsay flipped out and began screaming at her mom, saying she had no right to come to England, where Lindsay went to escape. They fought on the phone and then fired angry texts back and forth.

Lindsay doesn't want Dina in England, partly because she feels her mom is a bad influence and partly because she's just bad luck. Lindsay says she's doing well and doesn't want it screwed up.

As for Dina, she feels Lindsay has no right to exile her from England.

Here's what we don't get. Why can't Dina come to England and stay away from Lindsay. Too easy.

'DWTS' Star Chris Soules

Dance-scaping

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

"The Bachelor" star Chris Soules is definitely no 40-year-old virgin ... but he did a damn good impression by getting his chest hair torn out for his next performance on "Dancing With the Stars."

We're told Chris will be channeling Hercules in the dance number, and his partner Witney Carson suggested he clean up that Soules Patch ... of course, she volunteered to wax on, wax off.

We're told he'll wear a skirt to show off his man-gams, and nothing above to showcase his new, smooth chest. We doubt fiancee Whitney Bischoff will complain.

It's painful to watch but it's funny.

Farrah Abraham

On Her Way to Becoming

Dr. Backdoor Teen Mom

4/12/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Farrah Abraham Plastic Surgeon
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doesn't have the proper resumé to be a plastic surgeon but she's actually getting off the pole in an attempt to make it happen ... in the form of an apprenticeship.

The former "Teen Mom" star -- who told us last week about this new career goal -- will be sitting in on various cosmetic procedures with her new mentor, Dr. Sergio Alvarez.

Dr. Alvarez tells TMZ Farrah will shadow him this summer at his Miami medical office. She will have a front row seat to a butt lift, nose job, and the all-encompassing "Mommy Makeover" -- tummy tuck, boob job and lipo.

Farrah tells us she's excited and thinks her personal experiences (we assume she means the plastic surgery and not her sex tape) will help her help others. 

Becoming an actual plastic surgeon takes a lot longer than nine months, so we'll see if she actually follows through with it.

 

Kim and Kanye

Crowd Loses Control

Outside Genocide Memorial

4/11/2015 7:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Kim and Kanye have turned Armenia upside down ... creating pandemonium among fans, photogs and soldiers.

The video is insane.  They were leaving the genocide memorial when everyone just went nuts.   It's weird ... the most moving symbol marking the 100th anniversary of the genocide looks more like a Hollywood event.

Listen to the crowd as Kim and Kanye get in their SUV.  The language differences are fascinating, especially the way everyone refers to them.

'Rica Famosa Latina' Stars

Hardcore Jiu-Jitsu Training

... At Famed MMA Gym

4/11/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0408-rica-famosa-latina-hot-girls-karate-TMZSPORTS-01With so much violence on reality TV, the chicks from "Rica Famosa Latina" have decided to get the upper hand -- by training in jiu jitsu at an MMA gym where Ronda Rousey gets down!! 

It's no joke ... after the massive BRAWL at the premiere party last year (video below) Sandra Vidal and Victoria Del Rosal decided it was probably time to learn how to fight. 

So, they hit up the famous Gracie Barra Burbank Monday for some real deal training in grappling ... since most reality show fights end up on the ground anyway. 

FYI -- the gym is owned by ex-UFC fighter Alberto Crane ... and they don't mess around at this place. 

We're told the ladies learned everything from punch defense to rear-naked chokes ... and their trainer Donny says they were "pretty good" for having no formal training. 

Senoritas ... you've been warned. 

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Khloe Kardashian

Divorce Case To Be Dismissed

4/10/2015 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Khloe Kardashian has been told to get off her ass in her divorce from Lamar Odom, or the case will be dismissed, and it looks like that's exactly what's about to happen.

A document was just filed by the court in Khloe's divorce, saying she has not gotten off the dime and unless she files paperwork to seal the deal in the divorce case or the whole case will be thrown out.

Khloe filed in December 2013 and Lamar never responded. She had a right to go to court and get a default divorce judgment, but she hasn't done it. In fact, sources connected to the Kardashian family tell us she just doesn't want to deal with the divorce and won't take any action.

It's become a problem, because our sources say the house Khloe and Lamar owned was sold more than a year ago for $5.5 million and the business people don't know what to do with the money because the divorce is in limbo.

So now the court has made it clear ... if Khloe doesn't file papers to make the divorce final, she will stay married to Lamar and the divorce case will be dismissed ... as early as the end of April.

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Justin Bieber & Kendall Jenner

Gettin' VERY 'Friendly'

Or Totally Bangin'

4/10/2015 8:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0410-justin-bieber-kendall-jenner-instagramJustin Bieber and Kendall Jenner play by different rules than most of us -- or they're just straight up banging ... because 'just friends' don't take pics like this.

Biebs certainly loves his puppies because he spent a romantic day out near Coachella with three of his current favorites ... he posted the disgustingly cute photos with Kendall and Esther.

Check out JB's hand -- friends don't go for the waist touch and neck sniff just for fun. In other words ... if this isn't for a magazine cover -- pretty sure they're screwing.

Or maybe just screwing with us.

Rumer Willis

Asses With Stars ...

Just Give Her the Damn Trophy Already

4/10/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0410-rumer-willis-akmgsiThis is Rumer Willis leaving a "Dancing With the Stars" rehearsal -- or more accurately ... it's Rumer's perfect ass leaving rehearsal. 

On fleek ... comes to mind.

Rumer's already taken the MVA (most valuable asset) on this season of 'DWTS' -- and a lot of people who give a crap about that show ... think she's a lock to win the mirror ball thingy in the finale. 

If she doesn't win ... we'd hate to see her go, but we damn sure ain't gonna be mad watching her leave.

'Bachelorette' Alum Josh Murray

Chill out BachNation ...

Ashley I. Is Still a Virgin!

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

0409-ashley-josh-instagramOne photo had 'Bachelor' fans losing it ... thinking Josh Murray was rebounding from Andi Dorfman by banging famed virgin Ashley Iaconetti -- but we've learned her chastity is fully intact.

Quick backstory ... Josh was engaged to ex 'Bachelorette' Andi, but they split up in January. Ashley was a cast-off from the most recent 'Bachelor' -- best known for flaunting her virginity.

Fast-forward to Monday night ... Josh meets Ashley at a NYC sports bar -- along with a bevy of hot chicks -- then posts an Instagram with her cozying up to him. He was instantly flooded by fans sounding off -- some happy about the hook-up, but others taking it as a diss to Andi.  

Ashley tells TMZ everyone can chill because they're not dating. She says ... yes, Josh reached out to her ... and yes, she thought he was cool, but she viewed it as a group date (she brought 2 GFs for backup). So, hardly romantic and definitely bang-free. 

Andi can take a little solace, since our sources say she thought the pic was a "low blow" from Josh.

As for whether Josh and Ashley have a 2nd date? Based on the proximity of her boobs to his back ... we'd guess there's a good chance.

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Khloe Kardashian

Tells the World ...

I'm Still an Odom

4/10/2015 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0409-khloe-kardashian-odom-instagramKhloe Kardashian got a present from the Armenian people -- a certificate giving them a plot of land  -- and it's interesting that she's referred to as "Odom" yet she had no problem displaying it to the world. 

It appears the certificate was created by residents of a high-end housing community in the country, where Khloe and Kim are touring. It appears the residents gave the Kardashians a piece of earth.

The certificate refers to Kim as Kimberly Kardashian West and Khloe as Khloe Kardashian Odom.

As you know, Khloe filed for divorce a year-and-a-half ago. No big deal the certificate reads "Odom," but it got our attention that she posted a photo of the certificate on her Instagram and wrote, "Kourt and Rob we got you a souvenir!!!!!! Land in Armenia!!!"

She had to know she was referred to as Odom, and apparently she cared, because Khloe deleted the post.

Khloe's divorce has been stalled for months.  There's been no activity and no explanation.

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