Day 26 -- the boy band masterminded by Sean "Diddy" Combs on MTV's "Making the Band 4" -- IS TOTALLY REUNITING FOR A NEW TOUR ... TMZ has learned.
A rep for Day 26 tells us ... the band, which was handpicked by Diddy on the 2007 show, is planning a 30-city tour starting in the Spring of 2014 ... and it's gonna include ALL of the original members.
Back in the day, D26 produced 2 albums before trouble began. Qwanell "Que" Mosley was kicked out of the group in 2009 because of disagreements with management.
The whole band broke up in the summer of 2012 ... and there've been rumors of a reunion ever since. It wasn't until Que climbed on board that it became a reality.
As for Diddy ... we're told he's NOT part of the resurrected band ... but he's already given the boys his blessing.
Chris Brown/Frank Ocean Brawl
Frank's Ass Was About to Be Beaten
12/10/2013 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Ocean's cousin has a simple confession -- he did indeed go on the attack against Chris Brown and his entourage at a recording studio back in January ... but he did it to protect his flesh and blood.
The cousin -- Sha'keir Duarte -- is embroiled in a lawsuit with Brown, with each suing the other over the fight.
In new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Durate confesses he used force, but insists it was reasonable and necessary in defense of himself and Frank. Duarte says a guy named Hood -- allegedly part of Brown's posse -- was on the attack and had to be stopped.
Duarte is suing Brown for more than $3 mil.
Hangs w/ Ultimate Lohan Enemy
... The Firecrotch Guy!!
12/10/2013 8:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton has reawakened one of her strongest anti-Lohan alliances -- her friendship with Brandon Davis -- AKA the guy behind the legendary "Lindsay Lohan Is a Firecrotch" attack!!!
Paris and Brandon were spotted together at the Jay Z concert in L.A. last night ... and we're guessing the timing of the public reconnection is no coincidence, since Paris is back at war with Lindsay.
Of course, Davis (grandson of oil baron Marvin Davis) annihilated Lohan back in 2006 ... going on one of the most epic street rants of all time ... ripping her for her body odor, the color of her genitals ... and her financial situation.
Paris was by Brandon's side during the rant, cackling the entire time.
Wonder what he would say about Lindsay this time around?
Family Claims Remains
from Coroner's Office
12/10/2013 7:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker's remains were finally removed from the L.A. County Coroner's Office yesterday ... and transported to a local mortuary, TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us ... Paul's remains are now in the hands of Paul's family -- which will decide how and when the actor will be laid to rest.
Paul died on November 30 after the Porsche Carrera GT he was riding in crashed into a tree and a pole in Santa Clarita, CA and exploded into flames.
Paul was 40.
Nelson Mandela Shout Out:
If Y'all Got a Dream, Chase That Muthaf***er Down
12/10/2013 7:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jay Z performed a show-stopping tribute to Nelson Mandela in L.A. -- and if it sounds familiar ... that's because he laid down the same exact tribute to Trayvon Martin months ago.
During the intro to his hit, "Young Forever" ... Jay told the Staples Center crowd last night, "We wanna dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela."
Look, it's not like the song is NOT appropriate for Mandela -- but is the sentiment cheapened if it's a rerun?
CHECKS INTO Rehab
12/10/2013 6:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Adam Shankman -- the guy who directed "Hairspray" and several eps of "Glee" -- has reportedly checked into rehab.
Shankman's rep told US Weekly ... "Adam Shankman is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center. His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery."
The rep did not say WHY the 49-year-old is in rehab.
Seems Shankman is following his friend Zac Efron's lead -- as we previously reported, Zac sought treatment TWICE earlier this year for cocaine.
Shankman was also tight with "Glee" star Cory Monteith ... who died back in July after struggling with substance abuse.
Goes Radio Silent
With Police Investigating Attack
12/10/2013 4:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Barron Hilton has logged on to zipit.com ... refusing to get back to police officers investigating the beatdown he caught at the hands of Lindsay Lohan's pal -- and it's preventing them from making an arrest ... TMZ has learned.
As TMZ first reported ... Miami Beach PD are looking to arrest the puncher -- LiLo's friend Ray LeMoine -- however ... law enforcement sources now tell us they haven't heard back from Paris Hilton's little bro.
We're told police need to speak with him to button up the investigation -- but Barron has fallen off the radar since initially speaking to cops on Friday morning, right after the attack.
As we told you ... multiple sources confirm there was a ton of drugs, including cocaine, inside the party.
We got Barron's folks, Rick and Kathy Hilton, out last night ... and Rick said he believes LeMoine nailed his son with brass knuckles.
As for LeMoine, he went on an online rant, claiming Barron started the fight by pushing him ... then claiming BH would not have been cut except for his "stupid glasses." He also calls Barron "Conrad Hilton's spoiled sperm experiment," and says when the confrontation began, Barron proclaimed, "Do you know who my sisters are?"
Stay tuned ...
Booted From Beatdown Party
Renter Says 'It Was Her Fault'
12/10/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Barron Hilton's bloody beatdown led to Lindsay Lohan getting kicked out of the South Florida mansion where they were partying ... according to a witness -- and TMZ has video of LiLo trying to re-enter the property.
In the video ... Lindsay's at the driveway gate of the home trying to get back inside, but the guard doesn't budge. Lohan's bodyguard then says, "Your brother's still there" ... referring to Michael Lohan Jr., who was also raging that night/morning.
One of the people renting the Star Island pad tells us Linds got booted because she freaked out and begged her pal Ray LeMoine to throw Barron out of the party. We're told her demand is what led to Ray punching Paris' kid bro.
The renter says it was unclear what sparked Lohan's grudge -- but Barron has said Lindsay accused him of talking trash.
Lindsay is adamant she wasn't kicked out, and only left because of rampant drug and alcohol use.
A few hours after Lindsay left, Barron was still chilling at the mansion ... face battered, and waiting to talk to police.
Secret Weapon In Demi Lovato's Addiction Battle
12/10/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Selena Gomez went to rehab ... but NOT for herself.
Selena showed up to provide moral support for her good friend, Demi Lovato ... who has successfully been fighting her addictions for two years.
Demi -- who actually lived in a sober living home for more than a year -- showed up to speak to a recovery group ... something she rarely does, and Selena came along for the ride to support her.
We're told ... Demi spoke to the group for an hour ... telling a pretty inspiring personal survival story.
The "X Factor" judge has publicly acknowledged struggling with anorexia, bulimia and cutting ... stories she recalled in vivid detail. Demi went on to say she wanted to surround herself with positive influences, which is why she chose to live in the facility for an extended period and why she values Selena as a friend.
Props to Selena ... and Demi.
I Got a Ton of Green for Sale
12/10/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Willie Nelson is unloading a few million dollars worth of green, he's got 20 foot high trees to help sweeten the pot -- and this is NOT about marijuana.
TMZ has learned Willie's golf course in Spicewood, Texas called Cut & Putt just went up for sale ... and he's asking for $3 mil.
The 75 acre property has a 9-hole course, a country club and a recording studio. The listing also boasts trees (non-cannabis variety) ranging from 20-40 feet tall.
No word on how fertile the soil is, but c'mon ... it's Willie's.
Paul Walker Wanted
To Help My Son Prevent Street Racing
12/10/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker knew damn well how dangerous it is to race high-performance cars on the road ... because he was about to join the fight to stop illegal street racing ... this according to Hulk Hogan's ex-wife.
Linda Hogan was in Thousand Oaks, CA last week when she told us Paul and her son, Nick Hogan, bonded over their love of race cars ... and says they had big plans.
After Nick's infamous street racing accident in 2007, he started a charity called "Keep it On the Track" -- and Linda says Paul was going to team up with Nick to spread the word about keeping high-performance race cars ON designated race tracks, and OFF streets.
Paul and Nick also had something fun in the works -- watch the clip, Linda says it was all about "their toys."
Jenny in "Love Story"
12/10/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ali MacGraw is best known for playing the love interest turned cancer patient Jenny -- opposite Ryan O'Neal -- in the tragic1970 romance "Love Story." Guess what she looks like now!