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Demi Lovato Wilmer Valderrama is Her Rock in Rehab

9/20/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Demi Lovato is still in rehab -- nearly 2 months after her overdose -- and one person has put his life on hold to be a constant presence -- Wilmer Valderrama

TMZ has learned Demi quietly transferred from a rehab center on the East Coast to another facility that is world-renowned for its addiction programs. She's been at that facility for more than a month, and Wilmer has flown there several times during visiting days to be with her.

Several people in a nearby town tell TMZ, they've seen Demi and Wilmer at a local Starbucks several times, and it appeared to people in the shop they were boyfriend/girlfriend.

We don't know if they're back together ... what we do know is that Wilmer put everything on hold when Demi almost died from an opioid OD on July 24 and was a constant presence at the hospital, where she spent nearly 2 weeks.

Demi and Wilmer were together for 6 years and split back in 2016.   

As for rehab, the facility offers intensive, long-term treatment for drugs and alcohol and is very much a group program. In fact, Demi was also seen several times at the Starbucks with other patients from the rehab facility. 

Julie Chen on 'Big Brother' I'm 'Moonves' Forever And the Audience Loves It

9/19/2018 11:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Julie Chen's sign-off last week on 'Big Brother' wasn't a one-time stunt -- 'cause she did it again for Wednesday night's episode, and got major love. 

Sources at Tuesday night's taping tell TMZ ... Julie opened the show by saying ... "Good evening, I'm Julie Chen Moonves. Welcome to 'Big Brother.'" Her words were met with a thunderous show of support from the audience. 

Julie signed off with the Moonves surname during last week's episode -- and now it seems she is taking her husband's name full-time, on the heels of his hasty exit from CBS amid sexual misconduct allegations.

TMZ broke the story ... Julie wants to stay on as the host of 'Big Brother,' and CBS won't ask her to go. Assuming they renew the hit show for another season, she's likely to stay put.

"The Talk" is a different story. Julie announced her exit from that show Tuesday. We're told she left on her own accord ... and wasn't asked to leave.

Jamie Foxx & Katie Holmes Sweatin' it Out in Atlanta

9/18/2018 3:05 PM PDT

Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have reached can't-be-apart-for-too-long status as a couple -- she flew out to Atlanta to meet him while he films there.

Jamie and Katie busted a sweat Tuesday during a gym sesh in the ATL where Jamie's shooting "Just Mercy" alongside Michael B. Jordan. Katie's been in town for a few days now ... no doubt subscribing to the mantra "couples that work out together, stay together."

It's interesting ... Jamie and Katie dating, for YEARS now, was the worst kept secret in Hollywood -- even though they kept things on the super DL. Then, last September, they finally packed on the PDA during a beach outing in Malibu.

It's been on, publicly, ever since then ... including Jamie's blowout 50th birthday bash, where she was front and center.

Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin American-Canadian Couple ... In the London Eye

9/18/2018 1:39 PM PDT

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are currently in the eye of the marriage rumor storm, but they're also in the eye of London. 

The soon-to-be-married couple was spotted on a date Tuesday. They got in line for the London Eye ferris wheel -- like everyone else -- and eventually took it all the way to the top. Once they were alone, the Biebs and Hailey locked lips like there's no tomorrow.

After the smooch fest, Justin busted out a guitar and got in his element to serenade Hailey outside Buckingham Palace. She looked doe-eyed and smitten by her guy's romantic gesture.

Justin professed his love for Hailey as he sang in front of the crowd that naturally gathered around them.

It's kinda been their thing lately -- make out in public here, there ... and just about everywhere else

The international trip takes place on the heels of Bieber and Hailey hitting a courthouse in NYC last week to get a marriage license. A lot of people -- including Hailey's uncle, Alec Baldwin -- think they already got hitched, but we're being told that just isn't so.

They may be heading to the altar soon enough though, especially since they now have their marriage license. Sources told us they'd be tying the knot outside the country ... and they're definitely not in the U.S. of A. right now. 

Stay tuned ... 

Bert and Ernie Show Writer Says They're Gay!!! ... Sesame Street Says They're Not

9/18/2018 11:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

11:40 AM PT -- A spokesperson for Sesame Workshop has countered Saltzman, telling TMZ ... "As we have always said, Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves."

They continue, "Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets™ do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation."

Frank Oz -- longtime puppeteer for the show and hands behind some of the beloved characters, including Bert -- also denounced Saltzman, saying, "It seems Mr. Mark Saltzman was asked if Bert & Ernie are gay. It's fine that he feels they are. They're not, of course. But why that question? Does it really matter? Why the need to define people as only gay? There's much more to a human being than just straightness or gayness."

Bert and Ernie are finally out ... a "Sesame Street" writer is confirming the iconic characters are a gay couple. 

Bert and Ernie have been on the show since it started in 1969, and there's always been speculation about the true nature of their relationship. Mark Saltzman, who joined the "Sesame Street" crew in 1984, cleared it all up by telling Queerty he wrote Bert and Ernie as a gay couple.

He says the 'Sesame' duo is a reflection of his own same-sex relationship and not about pushing an agenda. 

Mark says he based Bert and Ernie on his relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman -- Mark was Ernie and Arnold was Bert. 

Of course, Bert and Ernie have shared a basement apartment at 123 Sesame Street for the last 49 years ... although they've always slept in separate beds. Still, their chemistry -- while playfully arguing and bickering -- was always palpable.  

Mark's revelation might be more of a formality -- the fact is, Bert and Ernie are longtime gay icons for many in the LGBT community. 

Originally published -- 9/18/2018 9:14 AM PDT

Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin Not Married ... Despite Uncle Alec's Emmy Night Comment

9/18/2018 7:27 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are not married, according to multiple sources directly connected to both, despite what Hailey's uncle, Alec Baldwin, said.

Alec told "Access Hollywood" Monday night, "They just went off and got married. They went ahead and did it without listening to anyone."

Our Justin and Hailey sources say it's just not so ... they have not tied the knot.

As we reported, Justin and Hailey got a marriage license last week at a New York City courthouse, but did not seal the deal.

After reports incorrectly stated the couple tied the knot, Hailey tweeted, "I understand where the speculation is coming from, but I'm not married yet!"

As we reported, they now have 60 days to use the license and take their vows, but as of this post they have not done so.

Logic Officially Divorced ... She Gets the Dogs, He Gets the House

9/18/2018 8:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9/18 -- According to the divorce judgement -- obtained by TMZ -- the couple is officially kaput November 9. Jessica will keep her 2015 Chrysler and the couple's two dogs. Logic will get their home in Tarzana and will not have to pay spousal support.

The docs also indicate Logic paid Jessica a sum of cash ... but it's unclear how much.

Logic is a single man again, at the ripe old age of 28.

The rapper just got a sign-off from a judge in his divorce case. He was the one who filed, citing "irreconcilable differences" in his marriage to Jessica Andrea. They tied the knot in Oct 2015, when Logic was just 25.

As we reported, Logic became "very distant" from Jessica after the success of his track, "1-800-273-8255," which dropped late last year.

Shortly after the 2 appeared at the Grammys together in January, he dropped the news to her he wanted a divorce. He told her he wanted to be single again ... news that was not received well by her.

We got video of Logic boarding a private jet with another woman shortly after he told Jessica he wanted out.

Our sources say the couple had a prenup, so there weren't many assets to split.

Logic and Jessica had no children.

Originally Published -- 9/17/18 7:12 AM PDT 

Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo Divorce Gets Nastier ... You're Screwing Me Like You Screwed Your Ex!!!

9/18/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dean DeLeo -- guitarist for the rock band Stone Temple Pilots -- is clapping back at his estranged wife who has accused him of being a violent alcoholic ... saying she's trying to smear him the way she did her ex.

Dean filed new legal docs in his divorce case and claims Jenn DeLeo's up to her old tricks. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Dean says when he was first talking to Jenn she would bitch that her then-husband was very mean and would throw her around and dangle her over a stairwell.

Dean says years later he got to know Jenn's ex and says he's a gentleman and not the mean violent man Jenn painted him out to be. Dean says Jenn's now attempting to do the exact same thing to him.

Dean denies he's ever been abusive and claims her cheating allegations are BS ... adding he's been clean and sober from drugs and booze since 2013. As for Jenn's claim Dean once took their baby daughter June into the ocean while he was drunk ... he says it's a bold-face lie. 

Dean says don't just take his word for it. The musician attached declarations from his teenage son, ex-wife and current girlfriend ... all of whom vouch for him as a dad with a strong bond with his kids.

As we first reported ... Jenn filed for divorce back in June and claimed days prior to filing docs Dean made violent threats. Dean is seeking joint custody of their 6-year-old daughter.

'The 100' Star Marie Avgeropoulos Charged with Domestic Violence But, BF Wants Charge Dropped

9/17/2018 1:16 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1:12 PM PT -- There was a hearing in Marie's case Monday where her attorney, Shawn Holley, argued Marie's BF has absolutely no interest in pressing charges. He claims he didn't know calling the cops would result in her arrest because similar situations are handled completely differently in Canada -- where he's from.

As for why things looked so bad ... Marie's BF told cops he had previous wounds from a mountain biking incident, and they were reopened during the altercation, which is why cops found blood, the lawyer said in court. 

As we reported ... Marie was on new meds and mixed it with wine during dinner that evening, and she had a bad reaction. She's no longer taking those pills.   

Marie and her BF still live together in Canada, as they have for the last 3 years. He claims she's never been aggressive or violent, and he doesn't need a protective order because she doesn't pose a threat.

Marie Avgeropoulos -- known for playing a post-apocalyptic juvenile delinquent on CW's hit sci-fi show -- is facing some real-life legal trouble now ... a charge for allegedly attacking her boyfriend.

"The 100" star's been hit with one count of misdemeanor corporal injury to a spouse ... this according to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office. She's set to be arraigned Monday. Avgeropoulos was arrested last month for the incident. 

We broke the story ... Avgeropoulos' boyfriend called police claiming she hit him during a verbal argument. Cops hauled her off to jail after they said they noticed marks on his body.

Marie then took this memorable, teary-eyed mug shot.

Marie and her BF are due in court later this month. 

Originally published -- 9/17/2018 at 7:26 AM PT

Amanda Stanton from 'Bachelor' Hits Beach with BF After Dom. Violence Arrest

9/17/2018 9:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Amanda Stanton and her boyfriend put on a united front during a beach outing ... not long after she was arrested for getting into a fight with him.

The 'Bachelor' and "Bachelor in Paradise" fan favorite hit up Laguna Beach Sunday with BF, Bobby Jacobs ... showing plenty of PDA. It's the first time we've seen them out together since Amanda's arrest last week in Vegas after a drunken post-bachelorette party incident with Bobby.

As we first reported ... security at the Encore was responding to a noise complaint when an apparently boozed-up Amanda tried to intervene, shoving Bobby in the process. We're told that was enough for security to call cops, who arrested Amanda for misdemeanor domestic battery.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Bobby also claims Amanda started to hit him while he was in bed, argued for hours and at one point took the room's phone and swung it at him. Bobby also says Amanda tried kicking him and he tried pinning her down but he says she kept scratching and pinching his arms and body. Amanda had apparently been upset with Bobby 'cause he wasn't answering her calls.

A rep for Amanda told us it was all a misunderstanding ... calling the shove "playful."

No word if Amanda shoved Bobby into the Pacific but they definitely looked playful ... and unconcerned about her arrest.

Justin Verlander Wrecks Diamondbacks ... Celebrates With Kate, Jay & Bey!

9/17/2018 7:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

Who runs the world?!?!

Justin Verlander, apparently ... 'cause dude just did everything to prove he was better than you -- dominating the D-Backs and then hitting the Jay and Bey concert with his supermodel wife!!

The Astros superstar struck out 11 in Houston's huge win Sunday ... and celebrated with Kate Upton in some luxury box seats at NRG Stadium for the hottest tour on the planet afterward.

J.V. didn't seem to overexert himself after seven strong innings ... and a very pregnant Kate made sure to let everyone know the only thing she was drunk on was love (with Verlander).

Good times.

By the way ... the two have made postgame date nights a thing lately -- remember their victory dog walk after the World Series last year?!

Verlander ... FLAWLESS!!

Tamar Braxton's Ex Hospitalized With Gout ... Tamar Won't Visit

9/15/2018 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tamar Braxton's relationship with her estranged husband is apparently so far gone ... she won't even visit him in the hospital. 

We're told Vincent Herbert is hospitalized with gout in his elbow -- SUPER PAINFUL -- and Tamar has no plans to lift his spirits with a visit. 

Vincent has been in the hospital since Thursday, but she's been radio silent. We're told he and Tamar aren't talking anymore.

Tamar filed for divorce in 2017 after nearly 9 years of marriage.

Florence Nightingale ... clearly not her favorite character.

Get well soon, Vince.

Mel B, Stephen Belafonte Point for Mel in Custody Battle ... Drug Tests Come Back Clean

9/14/2018 7:01 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Mel B agreed to submit to random drug testing to prove she's a fit parent, and so far ... it looks like a good decision.

Mel was tested for drugs and alcohol 3 times recently -- on September 6, 7 and 10 -- and the results were negative for all of them ... according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ.

To be clear ... the results show she tested negative for everything -- alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and addictive painkillers.

We broke the story ... the Spice Girl agreed to submit to the testing for a limited time as part of her ongoing custody battle with Stephen Belafonte. This came after a member of their household staff accused her of being an alcoholic and a sex addict who's unfit to retain custody of their kids.

Mel strongly denied the accusations, and now has test results to back her up ... at least pertaining to the alcoholic claims.

As part of their last settlement, Mel B also agreed to submit to a child custody evaluation with psychological testing. In new legal docs, Belafonte proposed a list of custody evaluators.

As we reported, Mel says she's getting treatment for PTSD for her long and bitter divorce battle with Stephen. Clearly ... it ain't over yet.

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