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'LHHA' Star Karlie Redd Slapped With Restraining Order But Claims He's the Perv!

8/6/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0805-karlie-redd-pharaoh-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Karlie Redd has been ordered to stay 200 yards away from a rapper/promoter who claims she freaked out on him and stole his stuff.

Cops tell TMZ ... Christopher Powe -- aka Pharaoh -- filed a report saying he and Karlie had a lover's spat early Thursday in an Atlanta hotel room and she went nuts, threatening to tell people he raped her.

Sources close to Powe claim Karlie was drunk, and went off on him when he tried to leave the room. That's when she locked herself in the bathroom, and threatened to flush his stuff -- including 2 phones.

Powe says he bolted and went to get hotel security, but when they got back ... Karlie had taken off and left his belongings in the room safe.

Her rep admits Karlie locked herself in the bathroom, but only to protect herself from Powe. The real twist here -- she's claiming she caught him trying to take pictures of her sleeping, and he's only lying to cover it up.

Karlie will be back in court to fight the restraining order later this month.

'Bachelorette' JoJo Fletcher Gets Bang For Her Buck Double Date with Ex Ben Higgins

8/5/2016 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

JoJo Fletcher can't fix Jordan Rodgers' relationship with his famous brother, yet ... so an eskimo brother will have to do for now.

JoJo and Jordan double dated with 'Bachelor' winner Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Thursday at Katsuya in Hollywood. It screams super weird since Ben hooked up with JoJo before dumping her on last season's 'Bachelor' finale.

No qualms though ... if you believe what Ben tells our photog.

#IHitItFirst

Josh Duggar Sued That's MY Face On His Ashley Madison Page

8/4/2016 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0804_josh_duggar_matt_getty_facebookThe guy who says Josh Duggar used his face on several dating and social media sites -- including Ashley Madison -- is suing the reality star for jacking his image.  

Matthew McCarthy says he's been humiliated since Duggar confessed he was addicted to porn and had been trawling for women online. As we first reported ... McCarthy was shocked to see his face as the profile pic on several Duggar accounts.

In the lawsuit, McCarthy says he was raised in a strong-knit Catholic family ... so being connected to Duggar's porn life -- on Twitter, OkCupid and Ashley Madison -- has been mortifying.

He adds he's been getting harassing messages referring to him as "Duggar's boy toy" and "DJ Duggar." He's a DJ and photographer by trade.

Matthew is suing Duggar for the wrongful use of his image, and for damages ... aka cash.

Of course, Josh's reality show dough isn't flowing in anymore. Last we heard, he was working at a car dealership.

Aaron Rodgers' Brother Bachelorette' Family Rift Coverage ... Hurt My Family

8/3/2016 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Rodgers' brother says it's "unfortunate" the way "The Bachelorette" featured the rift between his family and the NFL star on the show ... saying the coverage hurt his family. 

Luke Rodgers -- the oldest of the Rodgers brothers -- appeared on "TMZ Sports" (airs Wednesday night on FS1) ... and says the fact producers continued to inject Aaron into the show rubbed him the wrong way. 

The good news ... Luke says the love between his bro, Jordan Rodgers, and JoJo Fletcher is 100% LEGIT -- telling us, "I've never seen my brother so happy."

Make sure to check out the entire interview tonight on "TMZ Sports" on FS1 at 9 PM PT. 

'Bachelor in Paradise' Couple Caught Together ... We're Engaged!

8/3/2016 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0803grant_and_lace_by_pool_tmz_wm-2"Bachelor in Paradise" stars Lace Morris and Grant Kemp totally got busted hanging out together 2 days before the show premiered -- a major violation -- but there's a good reason: THEY'RE GETTING MARRIED! 

Oh ... spoiler alert.

Grant and Lace were poolside Sunday at a fancy apartment complex in Denver. Witnesses tell us they were flirty, and all over each other. We're told Grant flew there to visit Lace, who lives nearby. 

A source tells us Lace plans to move to L.A. to live with her firefighter fiance. All of this is great news for them, but a serious bummer for 'BiP' producers ... who expect the house guests to avoid all contact in public until after the season airs.

The teaser promo showed 3 male hands holding engagement rings -- and according to our sources ... Grant is one of 'em. ABC refused to comment.

Interesting outcome ... considering Lace hooked up with bad boy Chad Johnson in the premiere. So, she dodged "Hurricane Chad" and got nice guy Grant instead.

Congrats.

'Hollywood Hillbillies' Star I'm Transgender

8/2/2016 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Kittrell was known as 'Angry Ginger' on "Hollywood Hillbillies," but is now going by the name Claire and says she's transitioning.

Kittrell says she's been undergoing hormone therapy for several months. We spoke to her about going public, and the reality of her announcement she's transgender -- many people will think this is just an Internet stunt.

Claire says it would be so "dark" for anyone to make a joke out of something so painful to so many people. She does admit her own grandmother isn't fully buying this yet, but adds there was a good sign Tuesday Mema's starting to come around.

We can't vouch for her, but check out Claire in her own words.  

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'Bachelorette' JoJo Fletcher Now Jordan REALLY Has to Meet My Parents

8/2/2016 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are having an awesome first day as a publicly engaged couple ... but now they're off to face her parents. 

We caught the love birds Tuesday leaving ABC Studios in NYC and they're still all over each other after the 'Bachelorette' finale ... where JoJo said "Yes" to the proposal from Aaron Rodgers' little bro.

She says they're heading to Dallas, where we're guessing Jordan's gonna have a much different convo with JoJo's dad than the one produced for TV.

Check out the vid ... JoJo's clearly running the show. 

Just sit there and look pretty, Jordan.

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Jordan Rodgers I'M A WINNER TOO ... Engaged On 'Bachelorette'

8/2/2016 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0802-jordan-rodgers-twitte-01Two big winners in the Rodgers family now ... because Aaron's brother, Jordan, won "The Bachelorette" Monday night and got engaged right on the show. 

Jordan was a favorite from the beginning ... and on the season finale, he popped the question to JoJo Fletcher ... and she said "Yes!" 

It's probably news to Aaron who proudly proclaimed he didn't watch the show

Earlier in the season, Jordan revealed that he's not on speaking terms with Aaron -- and neither are his parents. Aaron famously no-showed to the hometown date. 

No word on when Jordan and JoJo plan to tie the knot -- the big question ... will Aaron get an invite? 

Pauly D I'm Done with Aubrey O'Day But She Doesn't Know It

8/1/2016 7:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0801-aubrey-oday-pauly-d-TMZ-02Pauly D's 9-month relationship with Aubrey O'Day is over and he's already trying to erase her from memory ... TMZ has learned. 

According to our sources the DJ and the singer ended things over the weekend -- just a few days after she left to shoot "Celebrity Big Brother." The exes actually got together while shooting another reality show -- "Famously Single" -- last Fall.

It's unclear what set off this split. They'd broken up for a few days back in May, but this time Pauly's scrubbed all images of her from his social media ... and there were a lot of them.

Here's the thing ... if Aubrey's sequestered in the 'BB' house, we're guessing she has no clue she's single.

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Last week when she left for 'BB' she posted a pic of Pauly with her 2 dogs, saying ... "My dearest hubby, I will miss you so much. You are my best friend, my love, my person, my soulmate!"

Whatever.

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NFL's Travis Kelce I REALLY Found Love ... On Reality Dating Show

7/31/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Kelce says he's REALLY dating one of the women he met on his reality dating show -- but had to weed out the fame-hungry thots before he could find his special lady. 

The KC Chiefs tight end just finished taping "Catching Kelce" -- where 50 chicks from 50 states competed for his love, affection and NFL salary (kidding on the last one, maybe). 

The shocking part ... Travis says he found a real-life KEEPER ... and he's still dating her right now (even though the cameras stopped rolling). 

Now for the real challenge -- the show starts in October ... can they stay together (and keep it a secret) until the show airs???

Momma Dee Rapping, Dancing and Keeping Her Teeth!

7/31/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Momma Dee is living proof it's never too late to get into the rap game -- and this live performance had way more bite than her last one. 

The 52-year-old "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star performed her first rap track, "In That Order," at Blue Ivory club in the ATL. Check out the video -- we know she's lip-syncing, but those dance moves? Well, just remember ... she's somebody's grandma! 

Lil Scrappy's gotta be proud of his mom. Especially since her last live gig was nearly derailed by a tooth with a mind of its own.

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'The Preachers' Host John Gray Flight Attendants Profiled My Wife Before Her Meltdown

7/29/2016 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Joel Osteen's associate pastor, John Gray, absolutely thinks the 2 flight attendants who went toe-to-toe with his wife would've handled things differently if she were white.

Rev. Gray -- a host on "The Preachers" -- and Aventer were on "TMZ Live" Friday trying to explain why she was singled out by the American Airlines crew when she attempted to switch seats with her nanny.

Check out the clip ... John stops just short of calling it straight up racism, but he clearly thinks Aventer was treated differently because of what she was wearing, and POSSIBLY because she's black.

We broke the story ... cops were called and Aventer was briefly removed from the flight. She was ultimately allowed back on, and the 2 flight attendants got booted.

Love & Hip Hop's Althea Eaton Fresh Outta Jail

7/29/2016 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Photos

0729-althea-eaton-leaving-jail-AKMGSi-01"Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Althea Eaton is a free woman again after spending just over a week behind bars.

Althea cruised out of an ATL jail Friday ... already rocking her heels and looking like she's ready for the weekend. 

Althea was reportedly jailed after a restraining order hearing -- her estranged fiance, Benzino, was getting one against her, and she allegedly made contact with him after court. Major no-no ... and the judge locked her up for it.

Did the crime, did the time -- now turn up, girl!

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