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Sia Ultimate 'Survivor' Fangirl Throws $100k To Show Finalist

5/19/2016 9:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sia and her famous bangs handed out major bucks ... $100k to one of the 'Survivor' finalists, who was 100% surprised by her generous gift. 

During Wednesday night's finale a voice was heard interrupting Jeff Probst ... and then Sia shocked everyone by jumping onstage and dishing out the dough to fan favorite Tai Trang. Sia's reason for the big donation -- she's a huge fan of the show and was moved by Trang's positive messages throughout the season. 

$50k is going directly to Trang, and the rest to his favorite charities. Trang tells us he's still unsure how he'll spend his cut -- but is vowing to spread the other half around several charities in San Francisco, where he lives.

The tribe has spoken ... and Sia's pretty loaded. 

Kandi Burruss Surprised With Epic 40th Birthday Bash

5/19/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kandi Burruss celebrated the big 4-0 in grandiose fashion ... thanks to her VERY generous hubbie.

Todd Tucker presented his 'RHOA' wife with a $20k diamond encrusted Rolex. And that was just the beginning ... Todd shut down the ritzy DS17 Lounge for a surprise party with family and friends, including reality stars Tiny HarrisToya Wright and the cast of 'Love & Hip Hop' and 'RHOA.'

We're told Todd's also taking Kandi and her family and friends down to the Bahamas.



Chumlee from 'Pawn Stars' No Sex Assault Charges ... Plea Deal for Guns & Drugs

5/18/2016 3:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0518-chumlee-tmzChumlee is dodging serious jail time in his drugs and guns case, and will NOT face any sex assault charges ... TMZ has learned.

The "Pawn Stars" cast member was busted back in March when Vegas cops raided his home during a sex assault investigation. TMZ broke the story ... cops say they found at least one gun as well as a bunch of marijuana.

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... the D.A. will charge Chumlee with felony possession of a firearm and felony possession of a controlled substance -- but the twist is ... his attorneys got him a sweet plea deal.

We don't know all the terms of the deal, but our sources say the big one is Chumlee will get probation and NO jail time. We're told the 2 felonies will eventually become misdemeanors once he completes probation. 

As for the alleged sexual assault ... we're told police and Chumlee's attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, ran an exhaustive investigation. Both sides found there was not enough evidence to charge him.

We're told the judge still needs to sign off on the plea deal.

Ray J Naomi Judd Said Grits Are 'Slave Food'

5/18/2016 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray J is making serious accusations about Naomi Judd and grits -- namely, that she called the Southern dish ... "slave food."

Ray was on his way to the set of "My Kitchen Rules" when he described the alleged incident. Check out the video because what he has to say is incredibly shocking, if true.

As we reported ... Judd very openly said she didn't want to be on the cooking competition show once she found out her co-stars were people like Ray J, Brandi Glanville and Andrew "Dice" Clay.

Ray says he was disappointed to hear that's how Judd feels. As for the grits incident, he adds it definitely "smells like some racism."

We've reached out to Naomi's camp. We'll let you know as soon as we hear back.

Naomi Judd Burns Cooking Co-Stars ... I'm Above These Brandi & Ray J Types

5/18/2016 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0518_Naomi-Judd_my_kitchen_rules_gettyNaomi Judd wants nothing to do with reality TV stars like Ray J and Brandi Glanville, which is why she tried to quit "My Kitchen Rules" -- the cooking competition she's shooting with them.

Naomi went on the attack on Facebook claiming producers misled her about who her competition would be on the show. The other contestants include Andrew Dice Clay and his wife, Glanville and LeAnn Rimes' ex Dean Sheremet, Ray J and Brandi, and Lance Bass and his mom Diane

Naomi skewered most of the cast, saying Brandi's from "one of those tawdry Housewives shows" ... Ray J's a "bad boy" who made a porn and calls Dice "a no holds barred comedian."

Naomi says she wanted off the show since she'd never "choose to socialize with" people like her co-stars, but she'd already signed on the dotted line. So, she's stuck.

She insists she's not judging, she just has different views from them. She also claims they've all formed an alliance against her on the show. Can't imagine why.

'Coupled' Star I Was a College Football WR 'Hands Big Enough to Catch Balls'

5/18/2016 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Before he was trying to bang chicks on a tropical island, one of the bachelors on the new FOX dating show "Coupled" was a college football WR ... who played with DeSean Jackson and Marvin Jones

Alex Lageman even bragged about days on the Cal Berkeley football team -- where he played mostly as a backup from 2007 to 2010. 

When one of the ladies on the island asked about Alex's hand size, he busted out this gem -- "I played receiver in college, so they're big enough to catch balls."


Go Bears! 

Phaedra Parks Son's 6th Bday Bash Family's All Here Except ...

5/18/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0517_phaedra_parks_son_party_launch'RHOA' star Phaedra Parks put her broken marriage with Apollo Nida aside to make sure the entire family was together for their son Ayden's 'TMNT'-themed 6th birthday party, minus Apollo, of course.

Phaedra rented out Stars & Strikes bowling alley over the weekend in ATL, and the guest list was stacked -- 100 of Ayden's closest friends and family, including Apollo's mom. Phaedra's 'RHOA' co-star, Porsha Williams, also showed.

Apollo wasn't there since he's serving 8 years for bank fraud, but Ayden still looked like he had the time of his life, which isn't really hard when you're turning 6 and laser tagging.

Phaedra might've lost some cool mom points in the gift department. She followed up last year's tricked out Mercedes SUV with a $50k deposit into his college savings account.

Good thing Ayden's got 100 more presents to unwrap!

'RHONJ' Star Won't Face Charges In Dom. Violence Case

5/15/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

042016-james-marchese-sub-3Former 'Real Housewives' star James Marchese will NOT face domestic violence charges for an alleged altercation with his wife. 

As TMZ reported, the reality star was busted last month for fighting with his wife, Amber, on a plane. Marchese was immediately bailed out by Amber. Outside the jail, he told us it was a huge misunderstanding. 

Sources familiar with the case tell us the L.A. City Attorney will conduct an informal office hearing where the couple will be counseled so this sort of thing doesn't happen again. 

No word yet on whether Marchese still plans to sue Virgin America, as he hinted he would.

Rashad Jennings Odell's Got Sick Moves But I'd Slay Him On 'Dancing'

5/15/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There could be a serious battle brewing in the NY Giants locker room ... a dance battle ... 'cause Rashad Jennings says he'd take out Odell Beckham Jr. if they both end up on 'DTWS.' 

Rashad previously told us his dream was to do 'DWTS' ... but lately Odell's name is connected to the show ... after he crashed Von Miller's rehearsal and drew rave reviews from Miller's dance partner.

So, when we saw Rashad out in NYC we asked ... if both men got their shot on the same season of  'Dancing' who would come away as the MVP of the mambo? 

Check the clip -- Rashad ain't backing down from OBJ ... basically saying the same thing Gabrielle Union told Kirsten Dunst so many years ago.

Bring it on.

Angela Simmons I'm NOT Saying I'm Not Pregnant

5/13/2016 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Angela Simmons is definitely knocked up, or she at least wants everyone to keep THINKING she is ... based on what she just told our photog.

We got Rev. Run's daughter at LAX on Friday afternoon and asked her to clear up all the buzz around her belly. The rumors went off the charts in the last 24 hours for 2 reasons. First, she was out in L.A. on Thursday sporting what some people think is a baby bump starter kit.

0513_Angela-Simmons-Coleman_RaynerSecondly, in the video she posted of herself doing the running man challenge ... she kept her back turned to the camera. Again, conspiracy theorists think she's trying to keep her pregnancy under wraps.

What she told us Friday won't calm things down ... which might be the point. 

Chyna Appeared Drug-Free on 'Botched' For Breast Surgery

5/13/2016 10:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0513-wwe-chyna-tmzChyna showed no signs of addiction several months before her death ... so were the observations of a doctor who tried to undo her bad plastic surgery.

Sources connected with the production of "Botched" tell TMZ ... Dr. Terry Dubrow was clear that there were no drugs in Chyna's system that would have interfered with or prevented the surgery. There were several dozen people involved in the shooting, and they say she was lucid and clear.

Chyna appeared to correct a previous breast surgery.

As for the show, we're told producers have decided not to air it, out of respect for the WWE legend.

TMZ broke the story ... Chyna died of a possible overdose. She was 46.


Lamar Odom Don't Blame Issues On 'Kardashians' ... Ex-Teammate Says

5/13/2016 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lamar Odom's former Lakers teammate is DEFENDING the decision to feature him on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" again ... telling TMZ Sports the show is NOT the root of his problems. 

We spoke with Devean George -- who recently reconnected with Lamar at Kobe's last game -- who says people who are critical about Lamar being back on the show don't really understand Lamar. 

Check out the clip ... George explains why the critics need to back off 'KUWTK.'

Odell Beckham Praised By 'Dancing' Pro ... You Gotta Do the Show!!!

5/12/2016 3:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Could Odell Beckham take over for Von Miller on "Dancing with the Stars" next year? 

Von's partner sure hopes so ... with Lindsay Arnold saying the guy would CRUSH it on the show.

Everyone knows Odell is a dance-aholic ... the guy breaks out moves in clubs, on the street, at Drake's house ... everywhere. 

In fact, he even crashed Lindsay and Von's rehearsal earlier this season -- and impressed her so much, she wants to partner up with the guy!! 

Check out the clip ... seems like a no-brainer for both Odell and the show. 

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