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Brad Pitt He's Fighting for Joint Custody of Kids

9/23/2016 7:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0921-brad-pitt-getty-3The battle lines are now drawn ... because TMZ has learned Brad Pitt will fight for joint physical custody of his 6 children.

Sources who have been with Brad since his separation with Angelina Jolie last week tell us ... Brad has made it clear ... he will engage in legal war to stop his estranged wife from getting what she wants -- sole physical custody, giving him only visitation rights.

We're told when Brad answers Jolie's divorce petition, the stage will be set for the central conflict.

Fact is ... judges favor giving joint custody to parents unless there's a showing one of them poses some sort of risk to the kids. As we reported, Jolie maintains Pitt has an anger problem which is exacerbated by weed and alcohol. And, as we reported, Brad lunged at and struck 15-year-old Maddox on the plane ... she says it was intentional but he says it was not.

For now ... they agreed Jolie would have the kids, while the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services investigate the airplane incident

  

Kanye West I Buy Chains Off Twitter

9/23/2016 9:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West doesn't just rant on Twitter, he also makes deals ... as a guy in Toronto found out after 'Ye shocked him by making a purchase.

Maison Raksha, the jeweler behind Toronto Grillz, started making 14k gold “I Feel Like Pablo” necklaces right after Kanye dropped his album.

Raksha tells us he shot for the moon by tweeting Kanye to say he made a chain for Kim, and it could be hers for $500. He says he was surprised when Kanye's stylist responded, and said 'Ye would love it, but wanted the necklace to simply read "Pablo."

Raksha delivered a month ago, and Kanye wore the chain for his Harper's Bazaar cover shoot, and he's worn it on tour too.

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The Game What Peace? ... 'F*** Meek Mill'

9/23/2016 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Game kicked Russell Simmons' peace talks to the curb ... publicly dissing Meek Mill Thursday night near his hometown.  

You hear Game say at the beginning of the club, "F*** Meek Mill."

Russell Simmons might have thought he shut it down, but their beef is alive and well. 

BTW ... after the concert Game sauntered around Philly ... clearly not concerned about retribution.

Brad Pitt A Good Reason to Fly Commercial

9/23/2016 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0923-brad-is-single-norweigian-adBrad Pitt's probably a long way from playing the field again, but that didn't stop an airline from using his new single status to hawk cheap flights from London to L.A.

Norwegian airlines took out an ad in the London Evening Standard this week that read "Brad is single" above their remarkably cheap £169 (about $220) one-way ticket price.

Other promos have appeared on the airline's Twitter too.

Can't knock the clever marketing, although there should be some fine print: "Actual Brad Pitt not included."

  

Tulsa Shooting Officer Shelby Surrenders

9/23/2016 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

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Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby turned herself in overnight and was booked for first degree manslaughter in the killing of Terence Crutcher.

Shelby was in police custody for less than half an hour -- according to her docs, she was booked at 1:11 AM and released at 1:31 AM ... when she posted $50,000 bond.

In the criminal complaint, the Tulsa D.A. says Shelby's "fear resulted in her unreasonable actions" which led to her shooting Crutcher.

Her lawyer says she fired because Crutcher was not following orders and, she believes, was reaching into his vehicle's window.

Brad Pitt Conflict Over Confrontation with Son on Jet

9/23/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0921-brad-pitt-getty-10Brad Pitt crossed a line he had never crossed before by lunging at his 15-year-old son on a private jet and making contact with him, but the details of precisely what happened are in conflict ... and frankly, murky.

TMZ broke the story ... the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services launched an investigation after getting an anonymous tip that Brad allegedly attacked his eldest son on a trip back from France. 

Here's what's alleged -- Shortly after the plane took off, Brad and Angelina began arguing and Maddox jumped up to verbally defend his mom. We're told Brad then lunged at the boy and Angelina jumped in between them to block her husband. Brad connected in some fashion with his son.

Now here's what's in dispute:

-- Whether Brad and Angelina were arguing, or whether Maddox was acting up on the plane.

-- Whether Brad made contact with his son intentionally or inadvertently.

-- Whether Brad was drunk at the time. Although authorities were told Brad was drunk when the incident went down, we're told Angelina says he was sober at the time but got drunk later in the flight. Sources connected with Brad tell TMZ he was drunk at the time of the incident.

As we reported, Angelina wants sole physical custody of the kids. A source connected with Angelina says this is not about alcohol ... she would never leave Brad if it was just a substance abuse problem. The source says this is all about protecting their children.

Brad has denied there was any abuse, but sources connected with him acknowledge there was an incident on the jet.

And our sources say Brad has never acted aggressively toward his kids in the past -- other than verbally -- and Angelina felt the incident on the plane was a deal breaker.

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Kylie Jenner Getting Grilled Over Tyga's Dough

9/23/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922_kylie_jenner_tyga_tmz_instagramKylie Jenner's now square in the middle of Tyga's financial nightmare, and it means she might have to sing like a canary about the expensive gifts he's bought her ... TMZ has learned.

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Kylie's agreed to answer questions about her bf's finances. As we've reported ... celeb jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, is going after him for a $200k debt -- and this is the next step.

Since Tyga has a history of buying Kylie big ticket items, like a brand new Maybach, we're told the jeweler's law firm -- Abir, Cohen, Treyzon, and Salo -- wants to know everything he's gifted her.

The lawyers are set to privately meet with Kylie and Tyga within the next couple weeks. If they no-show, Jason's legal team says they'll push to have them arrested.

These are the same guys who got the warrant for Tyga's arrest last month, which forced him to pay up on a previous debt. They clearly mean business, and now Kylie's on notice too.

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Chris Brown Baby Mama's Treating Me Like Her Meal Ticket I'm No Deadbeat Dad

9/23/2016 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown says his baby mama, Nia Guzman, is exploiting his latest arrest in hopes of getting a little more money out of him.

Chris responded to the story TMZ broke about Nia filing a complaint with child services after the standoff with cops that led to his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon. 

They've repeatedly fought over child support and custody of 2-year-old Royalty, with Nia frequently coming up on the short end of the stick.

Since the arrest all Chris' visits with Royalty are monitored, still ... he insists he has the father thing down pat. 

Future to Ciara Put Up Or Shut Up About Your $500k Deal

9/23/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922-future-ciara-tmz-01Future had nothing to do with Ciara losing a huge paycheck -- if there ever was one -- so it shouldn't be part of her lawsuit against him ... according to the rapper.

We broke the story, Ciara says her baby daddy cost her half a million bucks by trash-talking her and scaring an international cosmetics company away from doing business with her.

Future believes the whole cosmetics story is B.S. ... and in docs he says Ciara has no proof any such deal fell apart. Further, he points out she hasn't even said which company was supposedly courting her

Ciara's $15 mil defamation suit against Future is still in play, but he wants the judge to at least dismiss this part of her claims.

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Hugh Grant Gives CREEPIEST Response About Filming Sex Scenes

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Julian Edelman Baby Shower Stacked ... Wall-to-Wall Models

9/23/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922-julian-edelman-ella-rose-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-04Julian Edelman might want to strongly consider attending his alleged baby mama's shower, which will be crawling with hotties -- then again, that's how he got into this situation.

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Chris Brown Royalty Visits Now Monitored ... Baby Mama Blew Whistle

9/23/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922-chris-brown-royalty-nia-guzman-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Chris Brown's baby mama is fed up with all the drama in his life, so much so ... she dimed him out to DCFS.

Sources close to Nia Guzman tell TMZ ... she filed the complaint with DCFS some time after Chris was arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on Baylee Curran -- and that's exactly why child services went to Chris' house Thursday.

We're told Nia's worried about 2-year-old Royalty's safety -- although she was NOT in the house during the alleged gun incident. Our sources say Nia thinks he's a good dad on his own, but he continues to hang with a bad crowd.

Since Chris' arrest, all of his visits with Royalty must be supervised by his mother ... at least until the case is settled. 

We're told Nia isn't fighting to reduce Chris' custody at this point, but she agrees monitored visits are best for now. 

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Duggers Kids QUIT Reality TV -- Sorry Jim Bob & Michelle!

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Chef Jennifer Berg How Swede She Is

9/23/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0922_jennifer_berg_bikini_launch_2Swedish model and cook Jennifer Berg turned up the heat and torched the sand around her ... thankfully there was a big body of water nearby to douse the flames.

The sexy food blogger enjoyed a nice breeze in the SoCal sun before rinsing off in her bikini and calling it a beach day.

Enjoy the appetizing pics!

Guess Who This Dapper Dude Turned Into!

9/23/2016 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

bow_tie_kid_launchBefore this bow tie wearing boy was wearing well-tailored tuxedos as a Hollywood actor, he was just another suited stud growing up in South Orange, New Jersey. Can you guess who he is?

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