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NeNe Leakes Son Gets Robbed At Her Comedy Show

9/30/2016 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0930_nene-leaks_tmzNeNe Leakes' son, Brentt, was trying to help his mom out on her tour but got robbed by an irate fan instead.

Brentt was hawking mom's merch Wednesday night when her "So Nasty, So Rude" comedy tour rolled through The Promontory in Chicago. Our PD sources tell us a customer was demanding a refund, and when the 17-year-old didn't fork it over ... the guy made off with a backpack containing Brentt's wallet and laptop.

We're told cops already have surveillance of the heist, but haven't made any arrests yet. Brentt wasn't hurt, and we're told he and NeNe are actually more pissed about losing his ID.

DMV lines are a bitch. 

Non-Actor Denzel Tries to Kill Non-Singer Aretha Franklin

9/30/2016 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0930-franklin-washington-abuse-getty-01Wait ... what?!

Denzel Washington, but not that Denzel Washington, allegedly strangled his mother, Aretha Franklin, but not that Aretha Franklin, in a dispute over money??!!

Law enforcement sources confirm ... 20-year-old Denzel is accused of getting into an argument with his 52-year-old mom, Aretha, in Manhattan after she refused to give him cash for a date. We're told she accused him of taking dough from her coat, so he allegedly choked her and threatened to kill her.

The incident went down in January, and Denzel was arrested and ordered to stay away from Aretha -- but we're told he showed up at his mom's place a couple weeks ago to yell at her and cops busted him again.

Denzel struck a plea deal for a lesser charge of harassment and will have to take anger management classes ... according to the NY Post. We know you're wondering, and our sources say this Denzel looks nothing like his namesake.

In other news ... the Denzel and Aretha you know and love are just fine. 

Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell Parting with Palisades Home For $7.25 Million

9/30/2016 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

goldie_kurt_russell_home_launch3Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are taking a huge step in their 33 year relationship ... but it's not THAT huge step -- they're just selling their mansion for a cool $7.25 mil.

The famously unmarried Hollywood couple's 6,389 square foot house comes with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a lush yard, guest suite and humongous pool and spa.

Word is they're not done with life in Hollywood ... just making a change. Goldie and Kurt bought the crib -- listed by Kimberley Pfeiffer -- in 2004 for just over $4 mil, so they stand to make a pretty penny when it sells.

Joakim Noah Skips Dinner with Cadets at West Point ... I'm Anti-War

9/30/2016 10:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0930-joakim-noah-getty-02NY Knicks superstar Joakim Noah decided to skip a team dinner with cadets at West Point on Thursday night -- and claims it's because he's anti-war.

Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis and others attended the function at the military academy in New York where the team has been training for the upcoming NBA season. 

But Noah was M.I.A. at the dinner Thursday night -- where military officials also gave speeches to the team -- and Friday he told reporters he was making a political stand because he didn't feel comfortable and hates war. 

The Knicks have been training at West Point for a few years -- but this is Noah's first season with the team. 

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Settlement Negotiations Full Steam Ahead

9/30/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0920-angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-tmz-02Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been in the throes of settlement negotiations almost from the start ... but it got rocky early on when Brad pulled the plug ... sources familiar with the case tell TMZ.

Our sources say both sides wanted a quick end to what could become a contentious divorce. Jolie set the stage by asking for sole physical custody after Brad lunged and made contact with 15-year-old Maddox on a private jet.

We're told when TMZ broke the story about the incident in the air, Brad felt Angelina's people leaked the story and said he was done negotiating. But our sources say shortly thereafter, negotiations resumed. 

We're told there are 4 elements to the settlement discussions:

-- Custody and visitation

-- Temporary support for Angelina and the kids 

-- Permanent financial support

-- Property split 

We're told the first 2 items are well on their way to resolution, with one big hitch. TMZ broke the story ... the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the jet incident, and any settlement must conform to the eventual DCFS recommendations.

Our sources say the 3rd and 4th elements have not been resolved.

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Chris Brown Accuser Pageant Struts to Chris' Hit Song!

9/30/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The woman who claims Chris Brown pulled a gun on her got a hysterical assist from Breezy in her quest to win a beauty pageant.

Baylee Curran was a contestant in the Miss Greater Inland Empire Pageant -- it's a prelim for Miss California -- and when it came time for the evening gown competition last weekend, she got a sweet and serendipitous surprise.

The DJ had a great sense of humor because he threw on CB's "Don't Wake Me Up." Watch the video ... you gotta laugh.

0930-baylee-curan-pageant-bikini-credit-pageant-videosThe pageant director tells TMZ the song choice was purely a coincidence. People in the audience say it didn't appear Baylee noticed, but she was upset about something else.

We're told she didn't even place in the competition, so she stormed out early. Still a better exit than the one she made at Chris' house.

  
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Khloe Kardashian Expensive Heels, Meet Plastic Bin

9/30/2016 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

khloe_kardashian_lax_launchKhloe Kardashian can stand with common folks ... at airports, anyway.

Khloe was at LAX headed for fashion week in Paris and went through the dreaded TSA security check-in. Check out the pics ... the waiting game's no joke. 

You'd think she'd at least be TSA PreCheck, right?

TMZ tip: TSA PreCheck is just $85.

Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke Fan Attack Numero Dos In Mexico

9/30/2016 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mexico has gone all Beatlemania over Fifth Harmony and singer Ally Brooke got the brunt of it again after another fan attacked her, taking her down onstage.

The girl group was South of the border Thursday night at Auditorio Banamex in Monterrey, when the guy slipped past security and manhandled the singer.

It's the second time this week ... Ally almost bit it hard when she arrived at the Monterrey airport after a fan almost tore off her shirt.

L.A. Reid, who signed the group, gave us his take on the fan pandemonium in L.A. Thursday night right before attack 2 went down. He also clears up those Camila quitting rumors for all the F5 fans.

  

Joe Jonas & Wilmer Valderrama Eskimo Brothers ... Make for a Great Carpool

9/30/2016 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Joe Jonas and Wilmer Valderrama have Eskimo bro etiquette down to a tee -- date the same woman, give thy brother a lift.

We got Joe and Wilmer looking chummy on their way out of Zinque in WeHo. Watch what happened when our photog asked about their shared history with Demi Lovato ... the bros know the code.

We know they're kinda modified EBs -- since Joe was doing the "purity ring" thing when he was with Demi. Still, nice to see they can hang.

FUN FACT: Wilmer took shotgun and Joe drove. #1 always drives ... textbook EBs.

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Madonna’s Daughter Poses Topless For SCANDALOUS Snapchats That Have Gone Viral

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Tyga Beware the Repo Man ... This Time for His Mama's Ride!

9/30/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0929-tyga-TMZ-01Tyga's about to have a new battle with an old foe -- the repo man -- and this time his poor mother could end up suffering.

A woman in Orange County has filed docs against the rapper claiming she acted as a middleman on a Range Rover lease for Tyga's mom. The woman says Tyga started missing payments on the whip ... and she's ready to report it stolen if he doesn't buck up. 

We know ... you and Kylie Jenner have heard this story before.

The Range is far from standard -- it's a loaded Evoque, with a sticker price around $60k. We're told Tyga's payments come in at about $1k a month ... when he makes 'em, that is.

Tyga's lawyer, Shawn Holley, tells us the rapper's put together a totally new team of top accountants, business managers and attorneys to help clear up some issues that came up when he didn't have legit representation. We're told they're working around the clock to pay his debts and make sure he won't ever be taken advantage of again.

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Tinder CEO New Family Crib My Swiping Days are Over

9/30/2016 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929_sean_rad_new_house_launchTinder's CEO is on the move when it comes to business, but in his personal life he's clearly angling to settle down ... at least that's what it looks like given his latest big purchase.

Sean Rad plunked down $7.65 million for a 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom crib in WeHo that screams, "I'm starting a family!" 

It's way different from the L.A. bachelor penthouse he just unloaded.

The 30-year-old will share the new pad with his GF ... he's super secretive about who she is, but we know they're living together and it's serious.

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Tom Ford Reveals SHOCKING Info On Jake Gyllenhaal's Manhood -- YIKES!

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'Bachelor' Nick Viall Drops Anchor For One-On-One Date

9/30/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0929-Nick-Viall-Danielle-tmzGet ready to judge Nick Viall's skills as the new 'Bachelor' -- we got the first photos and videos of him on a one-on-one date, and it looks like he just might avoid becoming a 4 time loser.

We got Nick in action with a blonde named Danielle. He's shooting the 21st season of the show right now, and this date went down Monday night in an entertainment area called Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach, CA.

The couple made a flashy arrival by boat with their names in lights. After that low-key entrance they rode a Ferris wheel, then sat down for a candlelit dinner. To make things really romantic, production hired 3 off-duty cops -- for about $1,500 -- to keep away curious fans.

Unclear if Danielle scored a rose or if Nick simply scored ... but dude needs a slump buster. He already struck out twice on "The Bachelorette" and once on "Bachelor in Paradise."

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Kendall Jenner Kitten's Got a Powerful Secret

9/30/2016 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0930-kendall-jenner-lip-tattoo-illuminati-INSTAGRAM-01Kendall Jenner got lip service in the form of a new tatt inside her mouth -- it says "MEOW" but don't be fooled ... the ink is but a smoke screen. 

Plain as day on the wall behind her is ... the Illuminati eye! So, all those things you suspected about the Jenner-Kardashians must be true, right? Kanye is her bro-in-law, after all!!

Or West 4 Tattoo in NYC just makes bank selling the design to conspiracy theory saps. Carry on.

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