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Coolio on 'Jeopardy' 'Gangsta's Paradise' Flub Wasn't That Bad, But Learn From It, White People!!!

1/2/2018 2:42 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Coolio wants white people to remember one rule of thumb when it comes to hip-hop -- the "E-R" will always get you in trouble ... as a "Jeopardy!" contestant learned the hard way.

The rapper dropped his grammar lesson while reacting to a contestant mispronouncing "Gangsta's Paradise" on Monday night's episode. Nick Spicher said "gangster" instead of "gangsta," and it cost him $3,200.

Coolio, with his adorable niece on his lap, told us he thought Spicher's answer was close enough and he should've gotten the money.

However, he says when in doubt, go with just an "a" and not the "er" sound. He wasn't only referring to gangster/gangsta.  

Paris Hilton I'm Engaged To Chris Zylka

1/2/2018 7:24 AM PST
Breaking News

Paris Hilton is engaged to her actor BF Chris Zylka ... and hopefully this one will stick.

Paris revealed the news Monday, saying the 'Leftovers' actor got on one knee during a holiday ski trip in Aspen over the weekend. 

Chris and Paris have been dating for a little less than a year now -- they made their relationship Instagram official in February. She seemed smitten with him back in March when we got 'em at LAX. 

People first reported this engagement -- which is at least her second, and possibly third. She was reportedly engaged to Jason Shaw, and was definitely betrothed to Paris Latsis

Based on previous attempts, her parents probably won't buy it until she actually walks down the aisle. Congrats!

'Jeopardy' Contestant Mispronounces 'Gangsta's Paradise' ... Loses $3,200!

1/2/2018 8:09 AM PST

A 'Jeopardy' contestant learned the hard way that Alex Trebek and co. are sticklers when it comes to pronunciation ... especially between "gangster" and "gangsta."

Nick Spicher appeared on the trivia show Monday night, where he was asked to provide the question to a clue that included Coolio's song "Gangsta's Paradise" and author John Milton's book "Paradise Lost." 

His answer -- "Gangster's Paradise Lost" -- was almost correct ... except he said -ster instead of -sta. He was awarded $1,600 at first, but Trebek circled back and deducted the money when judges found his answer to be inaccurate, taking away an additional $1,600.

What is ... damn you, Coolio!

Eva Longoria Shows Off Her 1st Baby Bump Pic ... To Ring in 2018

1/1/2018 12:35 PM PST

Eva Longoria's comfortably embracing her 4-month-old baby bump to ring in the new year ... in PJs, no less.

The "Desperate Housewives" star posted her first public photo of her pregnant belly Monday with the caption ... "New year, new adventures! I’m so grateful to my beautiful family for giving this new baby so much love already! #HappyNewYear #2018."

As we reported ... Eva and her hubby, Jose Baston, are expecting their first child together -- which would be Eva's first baby ever. Her rep confirmed she's preggo with a boy.

Looks like the kid's gonna be welcomed with open arms. Congrats!

Levi from 'Raven's Home' Earned Over $120k for Season 1, And Future Dough Looks Good!

12/31/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Disney sure takes care of its child stars -- the kid who plays Levi in Raven Symone's new show raked in more than $120k for the 1st season alone, and he's in position for even more.

According to his minors contract, obtained by TMZ, Jason Maybaum hauled in $12,500 for the pilot of Disney Channel's "Raven's Home" -- a spin-off of "That's So Raven" -- and then earned an additional $9,000 for each Season 1 episode.

There are 13 episodes in the can -- which means this kid earned about $120,500. What's more, he's set to earn $9,450 per episode for a second season, $9,923 for a third, and $10,419 for a fourth. 

Jason, who's only 10 years old, plays a major character in the show ... so the cash is well-deserved. 

BTW ... Season 2 of "Raven's Home" is already in the pipeline, too ... Disney ordered a new season this fall.

'The Wire' Star Wendell Pierce Assault Case Closed

12/30/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Wendell Pierce is happily closing out 2017 by officially -- and finally -- kissing a bizarre 2016 episode goodbye.

The Fulton County State Court tells TMZ ... the assault case against "The Wire" star is now closed after Wendell successfully completed a diversion program that included community service and counseling classes.

TMZ broke the story ... the 'Wire' star was arrested in May 2016 for allegedly assaulting a Bernie Sanders supporter after a heated argument turned physical at an Atlanta hotel. Wendell was ultimately arrested for simple battery ... but it's now a thing of the past.

Rose Marie 'Dick Van Dyke Show' Star Dead at 94

12/28/2017 5:46 PM PST

Rose Marie -- best known for playing wisecracking writer Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" -- died Thursday at her home in California ... according to her publicist.

Rose's career began as a child singing sensation in the '20s and '30s, and she was the last surviving entertainer to have charted a hit before World War II. She landed her first big TV role in 1960 on the CBS sitcom "My Sister Eileen," before rising to prominence on the '60s alongside Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.

Marie was nominated for 3 Emmys for her role as Sally Rogers. She was also a co-star of the long-running musical revue "4 Girls 4" in the '70s and '80s, and was a semi-regular on the hit game show, "Hollywood Squares."

Rose got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001.

All in all, her career spanned 9 decades ... and a 2017 documentary called "Wait for Your Laugh" chronicled her journey.

Rose was 94.

RIP

Mike Epps Accused of Stealing Social Media Awards TV Show

12/28/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

3:24 PM PT -- A rep for Epps tells TMZ ... the comedian pitched the show to BET back in July 2015 and has been in development since October 2015. The rep adds, "Their allegations are completely false, in reckless disregard for the truth, defamatory and the letter from their attorney is without any merit whatsoever." The rep also said Epps intends to take any and all legal action necessary to protect his rights.

Mike Epps got the green light for a new TV show but now 3 producers are raging ... claiming the comedian flagrantly stole their idea.

Calvin Valrie, LaMichael Finney and Bervick J. Deculus have lawyered up and fired off a cease and desist letter, claiming the show Mike's executive producing -- "Social Awards," which is scheduled to run on BET in February -- is exactly what it sounds like ... an awards ceremony that honors outstanding work among social influencers.

In the letter, obtained by TMZ, the producers claim back in February they pitched an eerily similar show called "Social Media Awards" to Epp's cousin, hoping to get Mike on board. We're told the producers never heard back from Epps and were blindsided a few weeks ago when BET announced it green-lit "Social Awards."

The producers tell us they're still willing to work with Epps, but they have designs on selling it to FOX.  The 3 guys have given Mike an ultimatum -- capitulate by Friday, or else. It's highly unlikely Mike would try and undo the BET deal.

We've reached out to Mike ... so far no word back.

'Real Housewives' Alum Carlton Gebbia Sued for Allegedly Attacking Housekeeper

12/27/2017 3:53 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' alum Carlton Gebbia mopped the floor with her housekeeper, and the maid's now taking her to court ... and she says Gebbia even tried to kill herself.

The housekeeper -- referred to in the lawsuit as Jane Doe -- claims she was hired by Gebbia back in 2011 and toiled for 6 years as a housekeeper/nanny/chauffeur/grocery shopper/assistant.

Jane Doe claims Gebbia was often under the influence of alcohol and repeated physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her, including slapping her. She says 4 months ago, without provocation, a drunken Gebbia attacked her at her Bev Hills home.

She says the trigger was when Jane Doe texted Carlton's husband, David, and said Carlton had broken the TV in the movie room with a baseball bat. Jane Doe says when she tried to calm Carlton down, she became enraged, yelled at her and pushed her so hard, she fell against the door.

She says she was badly injured and was given 2 weeks off. She says the following month, she was fired.

Even more interesting ... the maid says over the last 6 years, Gebbia attempted to harm herself ... she mentions one incident in which she allegedly threw herself off the second story of her home.

We've reached out to Carlton's rep ... who said, "No comment."

Kardashians Fire Back at Chyna You Ruined Your Reality Show, Not Us

12/27/2017 10:42 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Kardashians have come out swinging in Blac Chyna's lawsuit against them in which she claims the fam sabotaged her reality show with Rob, saying it was all her doing.

As we reported, Chyna is suing Rob, Kim and Kris claiming they orchestrated a plot to torpedo "Rob & Chyna" after the couple broke up, and that's why E! canceled the show.

The Kardashians have just filed legal docs, courtesy of their attorney Shawn Holley, asking the judge to toss Chyna's case, claiming the real reason the show was canceled is that Chyna went to court and got a domestic violence restraining order against Rob, making it impossible to shoot a show with interactions between the 2.  

It's important to note ... Chyna got a settlement in which she now gets $20k a month in child support and in return dropped the domestic violence allegations. 

The Kardashians are also calling BS on Chyna's defamation claim, saying their allegations were true, including that she left Dream at home while she went out to party.  

'Grey's Anatomy' Doctor Kevin McKidd Officially Divorced Massive Child and Spousal Support Obligations

12/27/2017 8:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Grey's Anatomy" star Kevin McKidd is officially a single man, but it came at a high price.

Kevin's wife Jane had filed to end their 17-year marriage and the divorce is now final. They have joint legal custody of their 2 kids -- ages 17 and 15. As for physical custody, they agreed to a "nesting arrangement." The kids stay at the family home and the parents rotate in and out.

As for money ... Kevin will pay $22,440 in monthly child support, and will also pay for private school and summer camp. Jane will get $65,096 a month in spousal support, plus 20% of any income Kevin receives in excess of $3 million a year.

When the kids turn 18, Kevin's still not off the hook. Although his child support obligations will terminate, Jane will get an additional $12,147 a month in spousal support for 4 years.

They each get a house and will continue to share ownership in a third house in Malibu. She gets the 2014 Chevy Volt. 

Harvey Weinstein Lookalike Stabbed To Death In New Music Video ... Played By Screech!!!

12/26/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

A Harvey Weinstein project's the last thing most people want to go near these days, but one man fully embraced it ... Screech!!!

Dustin Diamond's getting back into acting in a debaucherous music video filled with sex, drugs, rock and roll ... and murder. He plays Weinstein in rock band TENLo's vid for their song, "Kill All the Things," and, as you'll see ... it doesn't end well for him.

We're told the vid was shot this summer in Milwaukee after band members Joey Zak and TomE LaBrosse reached out to Dustin and he dug it. However, the Weinstein angle was edited in recently ... for obvious reasons.

Actress Kelly Cunningham plays the vengeful nun, and the bandmates play the bellhop and bartender.

'WAGS' Star Nicole Williams White Christmas On the Beach

12/25/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

It might not snow in L.A. but bet your ass Nicole Williams still knows how to turn a beach into a winter wonderland.

The 'WAGS' star was struttin' her stuff on a beach in Santa Monica where she wore the hell out of a mesh one-piece from her Nia Lynn swim collection. This attire's quite the switch-up from what we're used to seeing her in -- usually very little to nothing at all ... not that we're complaining.

But don't fret ... Nicole's assets are very much still on display.

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