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Chris Brown

Baby Mama's Ex-Husband Warns ...

Watch Your Temper, Or Else!

3/7/2015 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0307-brown-nia-tmz-instagram-01Chris Brown's history of having a temper could bite him in the ass ... because his baby mama's ex-husband is putting the singer on notice -- watch your temper around my family, or we've got a problem.

TMZ spoke with Terry Amey -- who says he was married to Nia from 2003 - 2014 -- and they have a 13 year-old daughter together ... which is why he's letting Chris know he means business.

Terry says he and Nia were separated when she got knocked up ... but since Avery knew it wasn't his kid, he finally filed for divorce. He claims he had no idea the baby belonged to C.B.

Amey tells us he's aware of Chris' notorious temper and says he better not lose it around Nia and the kids, or there will be repercussions. He was not more specific about what that means, but it's clearly a threat.

Chris Brown to Baby Mama

You Blabbed ...

Now You're Gonna Pay

3/7/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown Child Support

Chris Brown is headed for family court, where his baby mama is now in danger of raking in a lot less in child support because of her big mouth.

Sources connected with Brown tell TMZ ... the singer didn't know he was the father of 9-month-old Royalty until last month, when Nia Guzman dropped the news. We're told Chris quickly made a deal with her where he would pay monthly child support.  

Our sources say Chris is forking out substantially more than he'd be required to pay if a judge ordered formal child support. There's a scale on how much a parent pays, based largely on income. We're told Chris upped that amount and in return demanded that she keep her lips sealed.

We know Chris now believes Nia has been leaking stories and talking about their relationship. As a result, our sources say his lawyers are now preparing legal docs, in which he will ask a judge for an order requiring him to pay child support. It sounds strange, but he'll pay less than he does now.

Mase

You Know Ain't Nothing Changed

... But My Nails

3/7/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mase Nail SalonMase might not be the same old pimp, but he still needs pimp-styled pampering -- the rapper did a father-son outing to a nail salon. 

Mani-pedi sources tell us Mase and his kid (not pictured) hit up "Lovely Nails" Thursday night in Newport Beach, CA -- and had the staff working three deep to give them the works on their hands and feet.

We're told most of the staff didn't recognize the ex-Bad Boy rapper at first, but they were impressed once he dropped his creds.

Can't nobody hold Mase down ... unless they're trimming his cuticles.

Nick Gordon

Checks into Rehab

After Dr. Phil Taping

3/6/2015 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nick Gordon checked into rehab for drugs after ranting he might kill himself during a taped appearance with Dr. Phil.

Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend sat down with Dr. Phil in Atlanta earlier this week for what he thought would be an interview -- but we're told it was more like an intervention organized by Phil and Gordon's mother.

During the taping, Gordon talked about committing suicide if Bobbi Kristina didn't pull out of the coma. We're told Gordon's mother complained her son was severely depressed and abusing drugs.  

It's unclear where Gordon is getting treatment and for how long.

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'Basketball Wives' Star

I Had a Miscarriage

... It Was Devastating

3/6/2015 10:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0306-laura-govan-gilbert-arenas-tmz-01"Basketball Wives LA" star Laura Govan says she recently suffered a miscarriage when she was pregnant with her 5th child with Gilbert Arenas ... but says she's finally ready to move on. 

Govan says she only found out she was pregnant about a month ago ... and says she believes she was about 3 months along ... but lost the child a short time later. 

"When it happened I didn't want to talk about or deal with it," Laura said on Instagram ... "but now I'm ready to get my life back on track!"

Laura says she gained roughly 15 pounds during the pregnancy -- but is now focused on losing the weight. 

"This is something REAL that happens every day to women like you and me and it's real easy to feel alone, confused and unsure about how to handle or deal with the struggle."

"Thank God for my REAL friends and family who allowed me to do me and take some time away to get back to focus. #inRealLife I'm so thankful for all your support .... Let's get it ... And Thank You for the LOVE."

Chris Brown

Wanted a Baby for Years ...

With Karrueche!

3/6/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0305_chris_brown_karrueche-tran_baby_tmz_composite_2Chris Brown's been jonesin' to be a daddy for a long time, and tried to get Karrueche Tran to be the baby mama -- but before there was a bun in the oven, she wanted a ring on her hand.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Chris and Karrueche had the baby talk frequently for at least the last 2 years -- and she was down to have a tiny CB ... IF he would make her an honest woman.

We're told KT feels strongly about marriage before kids, and stood her ground with Chris. Although he stepped up with a couple of diamonds last Christmas -- he couldn't close the deal ... since they weren't engagement rings. 

Karrueche was also worried about derailing her budding acting career.

Even though she wasn't ready yet ...we're told Karrueche still thought she and Chris would have kids together in the future. As one source put it, she's "devastated he did this" with a side chick.

Like the lady said ... "One can only take so much."

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Steve Francis

Chain Recovery Engineered By Rap God

3/6/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0305_j_prince_steve_francis_gettySteve Francis doesn't just have the Sauce Twinz to thank for the return of his chain -- it was ultimately engineered by J. Prince ... one of the most powerful men in hip hop, TMZ Sports has learned. 

We broke the story ... the NBA legend was chain snatched by some dumbass at a Sauce Twinz concert in Houston last weekend. 

Now, we've learned ... Francis has some powerful friends in Houston -- including Prince, who not only runs Rap-A-Lot Records, but is known in the rap community as a guy you just don't mess with. 

Also, the Sauce Twinz are managed by YEMG ... the management group owned by Prince's son, Jas

Sources connected to Prince tell us once he learned the chain went missing ... he put out word, "The chain must be returned."

That's when the Twinz and their pals went into "super recovery mode" to track down the culprit. 

And surprise surprise, the chain turned up a short time later ... and will be reunited with Francis. 

BTW -- you may remember J. Prince as the guy who issued a "courtesy call" to all of Drake's enemies including Diddy and Suge Knight ... warning them to back off Drizzy, another Prince associate. 

Bottom line -- it's good to know J. Prince. 

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'Empire'

Terrence Howard Is All 'N ...

For Using N-Word [TMZ TV]

3/5/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

If you think "Empire" is a huge TV sensation now ... just imagine if you could hear the n-word during those heated scenes! Terrence Howard thinks it would add authenticity.

One of the show's honchos isn't quite ready to add it yet. Not without a black-approved stamp, anyway! tmz-on-tv-3

Lil Wayne

Lurker Told Cops

Wayne Invited Me to His Crib

3/5/2015 12:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Wayne LurkerThe plot thickens in last weekend's scare at Lil Wayne's Miami Beach mansion ... the guy who was lurking around Wayne's house told cops he was there at Wayne's invitation, but Wayne wasn't even there. 

TMZ broke the story ... cops were called at 3 AM Saturday after a suspicious person was seen creeping around the place. An eyewitness tells TMZ someone gave cops permission to come onto Wayne's property and inside the house, but nothing unusual was found.  

We're told police then spotted the guy outside and grilled him. He said Lil Wayne had given him permission to come inside, but when cops told him Wayne wasn't there the story kind of fell apart.

It's a tense time for Wayne, who's locked in a battle with his mentor Birdman and Cash Money

In the end ... the lurker had done nothing wrong. He did not enter the property so there was no crime. The guy left and the cops called it a day. 

Shaquille O'Neal

I'm Roasting Justin Bieber

3/5/2015 12:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0305_shaq_justin-bieber-tmzHe's burned Kobe ... He's burned Barkley ... and now Shaquille O'Neal has his sights on Justin Bieber -- 'cause he's been tapped to be an official flamethrower at the Comedy Central Roast

Shaq -- along with stars like Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Jeff Ross and Martha Stewart (what?!) -- will be tasked with ripping the Biebs to shreds in front of a packed house on March 30th. 

Shaq and Bieber have history -- they once had a dance battle back before Bieber turned heel.  

Lupita Nyong'o

Thief Gets Away with It ...

Case Closed

3/5/2015 10:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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The guy who burglarized Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room and stole what he THOUGHT was a $150,000 dress has gotten away with the crime, because Calvin Klein wants the whole thing to go away.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... reps from Calvin Klein contacted the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. earlier this week and said they had no interest in pursuing the case now that they got the dress back ...and it's pretty obvious why.

The thief called TMZ Friday and indignantly said he took 2 of the pearls down to the L.A. Garment District for appraisal, only to learn they were fake and worthless. He told us he had returned the dress to The London West Hollywood hotel and left it under a sink in a 2nd floor bathroom. We told the cops, and they got the dress. 

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We're told the Calvin Klein people did not tell cops why they did not want to pursue the case, but it's pretty obvious. The dress was represented as the real deal, and the dressmaker clearly doesn't want to put a spotlight on the phony pearls.

Case closed. Score one for a bold, somewhat reckless thief.

Bobbi Kristina

Browns & Houstons Gather

For Bittersweet 22nd B-Day

3/5/2015 11:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0307-bobbi-brown-splashBobby Brown was the one given a gift on Bobbi Kristina's 22nd birthday ... he was allowed to gather both sides of the family together to celebrate her special day.

Sources close to the family say Bobby and his wife, Alicia Etheredge, were allowed to invite several members of the Brown family to join them, along with the Houstons -- who've been at the hospital every day -- for Bobbi Kristina's birthday vigil.

Tyler Perry and Bobby's brother Tommy were among the family and friends who joined them at Emory University Hospital Wednesday for cake and some semblance of normalcy during this difficult situation.

As you know ... Bobbi Kristina was found submerged in her bathtub on January 31 ... and has been in a medically induced coma and on life support ever since. 

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Lil Boosie

Now Serving Beatdowns

To Fans On Stage [TMZ TV]

3/5/2015 10:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


A Lil Boosie fan who was so anxious to meet the rapper he climbed on stage during a concert -- ended up meeting a bodyguard's fist instead ... and left the stage. Quickly. 

Bum rushing the stage NEVER ends well for fans, but always makes for great video clips!

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