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Honey Boo Boo

Family Calls BS on TLC Ultimatum

You Breached Our Deal!

3/3/2015 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Honey Boo Boo and the brood are laughing off TLC's legal threats ... because they say their contract was breached by the network -- and they have no obligation to fulfill their old deal.

Sources close to Mama June and co. tell us the family claims their health insurance hasn't been paid since November -- which was part of their contract -- so they no longer believe they should answer to TLC.

But our network sources claim the deal only required TLC to pay through 2014 -- which it says was covered in full. For extra generosity, the network claims it agreed to pay for the family's insurance this year too, up until May -- and we're told THAT is June's beef.

We're told TLC intends to make the payment ... it just hasn't yet. 

As we previously reported ... TLC sent the family an ultimatum saying they can't work for another entertainment company until their contract runs its course at the end of May.

The Honey Boo Boo clan says because they haven't gotten the money, they believe they're free to play let's make a deal all over Hollywood. 

'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec

100% Single

Divorce Around the Corner

3/3/2015 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0303_robert-herjavec_diane-plese_tmz_getty"Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec is pulling out of his biggest investment in life -- he's separated from his wife and headed for divorce.

Herjavec tells TMZ he and wife Diane Plese are already legally separated and we're told they will be divorcing soon. 

The couple married in 1990 and have 3 kids together, two daughters and a son.

Herjavec, who is on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars," says ... "Human Relationships are so difficult ... I wish nothing but love and peace for our family as we move forward from this."

Herjavec has a net worth in the nine figures, so ... the line forms to the right, ladies.

Fashion Police

Open Season On Kelly's Seat ...

And Kathy Wants Final OK

3/3/2015 11:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Fashion Police Kelly Osbourne Replacement

Kelly Osbourne's departure opened the floodgates ... Hollywood agents are scrambling to get their clients a shot at her "Fashion Police" seat -- but they'll have to get past Kathy Griffin first. 

Our sources at the network say it's been inundated by candidates -- pitched mostly by agents from CAA and WME. We're also told E! execs are squashing Kathy's desire to apply the stamp of approval. They say the final choice will be theirs.  

So far Naya Rivera, Christina Milian, NeNe Leakes, and Khloe Kardashian remain the front runners, but we're told it's still anybody's game.

Fashion fight!

Jon Stewart

Kicks Seth Rollins In the Balls!

3/3/2015 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

160 pounds of dynamite exploded right in Seth Rollins' bean bag Monday night ... when Jon Stewart delivered an effective low blow right in the middle of "Monday Night Raw."

Stewart had just finished berating Rollins in front of a live crowd in Newark, NJ -- the latest round of trash talk in their public spat

But when Rollins decided enough was enough and started roughing up "The Daily Show" host in the ring -- Stewart took advantage of a distraction ... and kicked Seth's balls up into his throat.   

Someone get that man some ice. 

Bobby Brown

Family Shooting Reality Show

During Bobbi Kristina Crisis

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

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's family is grieving over the dire circumstances surrounding Bobbi Kristina ... and we've learned they're also shooting a reality show.

Sources connected with the production tell TMZ ... Bobby's 2 sisters, brother and their kids are shooting the show about their lives, and part of it will chronicle Bobbi Kristina fighting for her life.

Bobby's lawyer tells TMZ his client will NOT appear on the show.

Bobby's sisters have a history. Leolah is the one who went on the record blaming Ray J for Whitney Houston's death, claiming he fatally fueled her cocaine habit.

Tina is the one who did a sit-down interview and claimed she did crack with Whitney. Tina and Shayne are also the ones who fought at a hotel near the hospital. She hit her son Shayne with a bottle. It's unclear if that will be on the show.

It appears that they have not shot video in the hospital, but we're told they have regular debriefs at home on camera where they talk about the tragedy.

Kim Kardashian

Nabs Huge Pianist

To Achieve Musical Dream

3/3/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0224_kim_kardashian_piano_tmz_compositeKim Kardashian hasn't tried to impress a pianist this much since ... well, ever ... because she's taking lessons from a classically trained musician -- and no, she's not only playing the black keys.

Kardashian family sources tell TMZ ... Kim recently reached out to classical pianist Oksana Kolesnikova after a recommendation from no less an authority than Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds.

We're told Kim's been laser focused on her lessons with Oksana -- who, by the way, might be the hottest piano teacher in L.A. ... not that it matters.

You might think Kanye West is her musical inspiration -- but we're told Kim's interest in piano goes back to watching her father play when she was a child. She also played violin in grade school, and plans to pick that up again ... since Kourtney just gave her one for Christmas. 

Kim could make her debut in May -- Oksana tells us she's invited her to perform at a recital where her students show off their skills. We're told Kim has a special song planned to surprise her family.

Kim Kardashian tickling ivories ... imagine that.

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Kevin Hart & Ellen DeGeneres

Oscars' Past Meets Its Future ...

Possibly, We Hope

3/3/2015 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

If there's one thing Kevin Hart knows ... it's how to build anticipation -- well, that and comedy -- and he fueled up the Oscars hosting hype train with his dinner date Monday night.

Kevin hit up Craig's with Ellen DeGeneres -- making us think he might be looking for tips on how to land the 2016 Oscars gig ... for which he's been rumored to be a candidate.

The buzz has been building since the second NPH wrapped up this year's debacle, and this video will certainly add to it.

Ellen didn't say much about the meeting, but all 5'4" of Kevin did play bodyguard for her as she walked to her car -- which is funny enough to see. 

Larry King

I Want to Be the Next Host

of 'Fashion Police'

3/3/2015 5:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Khloe Kardashian and NeNe Leakes might be the favorites to fill the empty chair on "Fashion Police," but there is a new contender throwing his hat into the ring ... Larry King.

Yes, the octogenarian wants a shot at the gig and demonstrated his couture knowledge Monday night by critiquing the outfits of some younger people on his way into BOA.  

King doesn't seem to know things like the names of designers (he's baffled by Vans) or have any fashion sense of his own .... but he'd still make a helluva host! 

Khloe Kardashian

Saving Her Voice

To Talk Fashion?

3/2/2015 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kelly Osbourne is out and Khloe Kardashian is in at "Fashion Police" ... maybe ... depending on how you view this clip.

It didn't take long for rumors to start flying that Khloe -- who covered Oscars red carpet fashions for E! --might fill Kelly's shoes over at 'FP.' So, Sunday at LAX a photog asked her straight up about joining Kathy Griffin and Melissa River's team.

Watch ... Khloe's definitely playing it close to the vest, but y'know -- sometimes people say less when there's more on the line.

Nicole Murphy

I've Got A Type ...

And It's Ripped

3/2/2015 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0302-nicole-murphy-david-mcintosh-beach-PCNNicole Murphy likes 'em big ... real big ... and younger from the looks of things down on Miami Beach. 

The reality star was hanging with enormously buff Brit model David McIntosh over the weekend. Considering she split with ex-NFL stud Michael Strahan last August ... it definitely looks like the lady has a type. 

But sources connected to Nicole tell us despite their perfect physiques (she's freakin' 47) being so close ... they only hooked up for a photo shoot. No banging. Not yet.

The two of them together though -- quite a body of work.

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Lena Dunham

Too Bad, So Sad ...

I Got a New House :(

3/2/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lena Dunham New HomeLena Dunham better buy a lot of Kleenex ... she threw down nearly $2.7 million for a new pad in L.A. -- you know, the same city that makes her super depressed.

Dunham told Vogue last year that L.A. just wasn't her bag -- but she's clearly had a change of heart. She bought a 2,500 sq. ft. 3-bed, 3-bath house just off the Sunset Strip.

Her first big ticket West Coast crib includes a swank guest house and pool. The "Girls" creator normally comes to L.A. once a year to edit the show, but looks like she's prepping to suffer on a more regular basis.

Home is where the tears are.

Ex 'SoA' Star's Dad

My Dead Son's Company

Is Ripping Me Off

3/2/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former "Sons of Anarchy" star Johnny Lewis -- who's been dead for more than 2 years -- just got sued by his own father for a huge chunk of cash the actor failed to pay back before his death. 

If you recall, Johnny fell to his death off the roof of his Los Angeles landlady's home in September 2012 ... after he killed her and dismembered her cat.

According to the legal docs obtained by TMZ … 2 weeks before Johnny died, Michael Lewis loaned more than $60,000 to his son's company to cover legal costs, Screen Actors Guild dues, insurance, and moving expenses. 

Michael says so far, he's only gotten back $23K from his son's estate -- so he's suing Johnny's estate to get back the unpaid cash. 

A debt is a debt.

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'Dr. 90210' Robert Rey

I Punched a Guy

For Squeezing My Nuts

3/1/2015 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0301-robert-rey-ball-grab-INSTAGRAM-01"Dr. 90210" Robert Rey claims he was assaulted by a drunk dude in Brazil this weekend ... and the guy grabbed him by the nuts so hard the reality star says his testicles are STILL inflamed.

The doctor was dining at a restaurant Saturday in Campina Grande when he claims a man asked him to snap a pic. Rey obliged, but the man groped his crotch out of nowhere ... calling him "Dr. Gay."

Rey, who studies martial arts, says he defended himself by punching the guy twice in the jaw, and then took him down with a kick. His scrap with the guy sparked a drunken brawl between several other people in the restaurant, but Rey stayed out of it.

The reality doc says he didn't call cops and doesn't want to press charges because, "I was young and also did youth nonsense!"

Rey posted a picture of the nut job to prove he was justified in defending his family jewels.

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