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Donald Trump

Reels in Reelz

for Miss USA Pageant

7/2/2015 5:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0702-donald-trump-miss-usa-01Donald Trump has found someone who likes him ... Reelz will air the Miss USA Pageant

After being dumped by Univision and NBC, Reelz swooped in and will broadcast the pageant on July 12.

In announcing the move -- which made no mention of The Donald or the controversy surrounding him -- CEO Stan E. Hubbard said, "As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere."

In addition to losing its network, the pageant has seen its host, judges and musical guest bow out.

Trump is suing Univision for $500 million for allegedly bailing on their contract.

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Cody Simpson

About Selena Gomez ...

Sometimes a Lick Is Just a Lick

7/2/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cody Simpson is no "f**k boy" for Selena Gomez -- that’s his side of the story, anyway.

Our photog caught the Australian pop star and a buddy early Wednesday morn on the Sunset Strip, and asked about Selena's IG of them all enjoying cones and cream together.

Check it out ... Cody tried to shut down any rebound rumors by claiming he and his friend are "no f**k boys." Google it if you don't know it, but basically ... he ain't trying to bang her. Or so he says.  

His ex, Gigi Hadid, and Joe Jonas also came up ... and we're now 100% positive a Simpson-Jonas collabo will not be happening any time soon. Mostly though, this 2 AM-ish video is proof Cody and co. had a strong night at the bars!

Ahh, the single life.

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NeNe Leakes

I'm Not Doing Season 8 'Housewives'

Not Even a Little Bit

7/2/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

NeNe Leakes made it clear to our photog ... 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' is on its own next season, because she will not appear at all ... not even occasionally.

Producers floated the possibility of a reduced role for NeNe in Season 8, but she shot that down in a big way Wednesday at LAX.

The buzz is that the show is in trouble without her. NeNe seems to agree.

And this is interesting ... she said her decision to leave the show never had anything to do with money.  

As we reported, she's signed on to do an ABC game show, "To Tell the Truth."

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‘Teen Mom’ Mackenzie McKee

I Have A Sex Tape

... But You Can't See It

7/2/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-mackenzie-mckee-vivid-TMZ-01Mackenzie McKee has gone to Vivid Entertainment about a sex tape, telling them if they dare release it she will nail their ass harder than Farrah Abraham's ever was. 

TMZ obtained a letter Mackenzie's lawyer fired off to the porn giant, acknowledging there's a tape but warning it will remain private, or else.

It's unclear how Vivid got hold of the tape, but here's what IS clear ... the only way Vivid can release the video is if she signs off, and her lawyer has given Vivid 10 days to declare its intentions.

As for her sex tape partner, it's unclear who it is, but she's been a married woman for 2 years.

Guess Who This

SUMMER SWEETIE

TURNED INTO!

7/2/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0701_guess_summer_sweetie_launchBefore this buoyant little lady was floating along as a pretty Hollywood actress she was just another cute kid soaking up the summer in Anaheim, California. Can you guess who she is?!

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Ben & Jennifer:

Gambling & Drinking Behind the Downfall

7/1/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN

  • Caitlyn Jenner Puts Her New Assets on Display... BIG TIME
  • Donald Trump is Out for Blood against Univision
  • 50 Cent's Protege Gets Busted before His Big Show
  • Eli Roth's Dangerous Close Call with a Shark
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Chrissy Teigen Fights Instagram Censorship

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Chris Brown

Files Paternity Docs

I've Had It With My Baby Mama!

7/1/2015 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0307-brown-nia-tmz-instagram-01Chris Brown has had it with baby mama Nia Guzman's child support and custody demands, so he's asking a judge to lay down the law once and for all.

Chris and Nia have been at war over 1-year-old Royalty. She's demanding $15k a month in child support, way more than Chris says is fair. 

We've learned Chris just filed legal docs in Houston to establish paternity. That will give him the right to fight Nia over support and custody.  

Chis has been paying Nia what he believes is a fair amount -- she claims he's been paying $2,500 a month. He wants a judge to set the figure, which he's confident will be closer to his number than hers.

Chris also wants a judge to establish clear custody guidelines. He says Nia has been denying him the right to see his daughter, so he wants a judge to set her straight. 

  
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Miley Cyrus

Makin' Out

With Hot New Chick

7/1/2015 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0701_miley_cyrus_make_out_launch2Miley Cyrus has bagged herself a Victoria's Secret model ... and during a break from filming a new music video Tuesday night in Los Angeles ... they locked up in a heavy make-out session.

The girl's Stella Maxwell, and she and Miley have been hanging out quite a bit lately. Miley posted a photo with Stella a few weeks back and captioned it,emoji_miley

The photo and video were shot Tuesday night in a parking lot in Hollywood. They both saw the cameras and clearly kissed to make a point, and it did not seem like a typical Miley gag.

We had to blur the video because Miley's hand goes south with Stella's help.

Miley has said recently she's bisexual.

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Rick Ross

Finally Out of Jail

... Ponies Up $2 Mil

7/1/2015 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Burn those "Free Rick Ross" tees ... he's finally getting out of jail a week after getting arrested for assault and kidnapping -- but he had to come up with a ton o' cash to get sprung. 

Ross' bond hearing in Fayette County, GA just wrapped up -- and the judge ok'd his release once he paid a $2 million bond ... which he scraped together from a few places:

- $1 million equity from the ex-Holyfield mansion he owns, and another GA property
- $500,000 surety bond (from a bail bondsman) 
- $500k in cold hard cash

Ross' attorney also promised his client would hand over the entire Holyfield property to the county ... if he intimidates or threatens any witnesses.

Prosecutors reminded the judge how vicious the alleged crime was -- telling him Ross dragged the groundskeeper back into the house and beat him multiple times ... and also held a gun to his chest and threatened to "pop a cap" in him if he talked.

Prosecutors said Ross was pissed because the groundskeeper -- who lives on the property -- had people over for his birthday the night before.

The boss will also have to wear one of those GPS ankle monitors ... a la Lindsay Lohan back in the day.

In other news...

Alicia Keys Spotted With Her
Adorable Baby

You won't want to miss the jaw dropping cuteness of Alicia Key's baby boy.

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Prosecutors to Warren Sapp:

YOU BLEW OUR HOOKER DEAL

... You're Going to Jail!

7/1/2015 2:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0202-warren-sapp-mug-wm-3Warren Sapp has BLOWN one of the greatest plea deals ever -- AZ prosecutors are gunning to put him IN JAIL for breaking their deal in his hooker case by getting charged with domestic violence in Vegas ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We broke the story ... Sapp cut a huge deal with prosecutors in AZ after he was busted with prostitutes in February in which he agreed to complete various counseling programs and stay out of trouble, and in exchange the charges would be thrown out.

Problem is ... the agreement specifically states that if he gets charged with ANY OTHER crime while enrolled in the program, the deal is off and Sapp would get 30 days in jail and 24 months probation. 

Fast forward to Vegas ... where Sapp was just charged with 3 counts of domestic violence for allegedly beating up his longtime girlfriend stemming from an incident in April. 

AZ prosecutors took notice ... and this week, they filed new court docs seeking to hold Sapp responsible -- looking to enforce the terms of the Arizona sentence, ASAP. 

Now it's up to the judge to sign off on the request ... which means Sapp could be headed to the clink in the very near future. 

Stay tuned ...

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Brandi Glanville

I'm Cash-Strapped After Getting Fired

7/1/2015 12:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Brandi Glanville is trying to put on a brave face after getting the ax on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but she made it clear to our photog ... she's now in a financial pickle. 

Brandi confirms what we already told you ... she'll be making occasional appearances, but her paychecks will be slashed and now she has to figure out how to make ends meet.

And you gotta see the video ... she says 2 housewives secretly hate each other, and she names names. 

In other news...

Angelina Jolie Has a Twin!

Jolie's lookalike claims she's so hot she scares men away.

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Ben and Jen

Career Explosion Torpedoed Marriage

7/1/2015 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-ben-affleck-jennifer-garner-TMZ-02Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced NOT because of his drinking and gambling, but because he's become such hot property in Hollywood, she felt neglected ... so say some well-placed sources.  

There are clearly 2 views on the demise of the marriage. As we first reported, some sources with a bird's-eye view have told us Jen was fed up with Ben's booze and blackjack habits. But other sources who are also very familiar with the couple are saying when push came to shove, Jennifer made no mention of alcohol and gambling ... her beef was that Ben wasn't a "present husband."

Fact is ... Ben has had back-to-back film projects for several years, and spent much of his time out of town. The sources say Jen felt ignored and neglected, and they argued frequently over it.

These sources say this has nothing to do with Ben being a neglectful dad. Quite the opposite, they say he's a great dad who does everything he can for the kids. And, we're told, she didn't really have any beef about his parenting skills ... her  problem was with Ben as a husband.

In the end, we're told the breakup was mutual. Ben felt he was a good husband, who was juggling his career and family, but it wasn't enough for her.

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Emmitt Smith

Bails On Miss USA

In Wake of Trump Backlash

7/1/2015 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NFL legend Emmitt Smith is now distancing himself from Donald Trump ... backing out as a judge in the upcoming Miss USA pageant after Trump trashed Mexicans. 

Smith was one of 5 celebrity judges that was scheduled to participate on the show. 

Several high profile people have dropped out from the production including co-host Cheryl Burke, Flo Rida (who was supposed to perform) and Roselyn Sanchez. 

Don't forget Univision and NBC have also cut ties with Trump ... after he referred to Mexican immigrants as mostly drug dealers and rapists.  

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