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Nicole Scherzinger Flexible When It Comes To Vacation With Tennis Pro BF

7/18/2017 8:09 AM PDT

Nicole Scherzinger and her Bulgarian pro tennis player boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov, are far from splitting up, but that doesn't mean they can't pull off the splits.

The former Pussycat Doll pulled out some of her old tricks while lounging around Monday on the Italian isle of Capri.

Some people relax while on vacation ... Nicole and Grigor, who is ranked number 10 in the world and got beaten by Roger Federer in the fourth round of Wimbledon, got in a little yoga, a swim sesh and a whole lotta PDA.

Losing can't be that bad when you follow it up with Nicole on vacation.

R. Kelly Called Out by Joycelyn's Father ... I Dare You to Sue!

7/18/2017 6:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly's been challenged to a showdown in court ... from the father of one of Kelly's alleged captives, Joycelyn Savage.

Tim Savage responded to the video TMZ posted of his daughter. As we first reported ... Joycelyn insists she is not being held against her will, and wants her family to stop contacting her.

But Savage says the video proves his point ... especially because Joycelyn would not say where she is currently. In denying the allegations, Kelly's camp said they would go after his accusers -- but Savage says bring it on.

As for Joycelyn's claim she's just fine -- her father told us, "I'm praying for you, baby."

Blac Chyna Digs Lap Dance During AOD Strip Club Gig!!!

7/18/2017 7:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's back to familiar surroundings ... with money flying all over the place and asses all up in her grill.

BC hit up Ace of Diamonds in WeHo Monday night for her hosting gig ... y'know, the one she lobbied for in the aftermath of her social media war with baby daddy Rob Kardashian.

Blac Chyna scored $10k for the job and wasn't stingy with it. She spread some of the cash -- looks like Washingtons, not Benjamins -- while taking in a few lap dances. Mally Mall was also there admiring the views.

Outside the club ... it was total chaos when Chyna arrived, and cops even had to help with crowd control. We captured the scene in 360. Enjoy!

Ex-Kermit Puppeteer Played a Bitter, Depressed Frog ... Says Cheryl Henson

7/18/2017 7:57 AM PDT
Breaking News

Kermit the Frog always said it wasn't easy being green, but it's the blues that got his longtime puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, fired ... according to Jim Henson's daughter.

Cheryl Henson ripped Whitmire's on-the-job performance, saying he was making Kermit a "bitter, angry, depressed, victim. Worst of all, in the past few years he had not been funny or fun."

She says it was high time to make a change, and implored Whitmire ... "Stop with the pity party!"

Whitmire was canned last week, and bitched that Disney let him go over the phone.

The Muppets Studio issued a statement Monday, saying the official reason they pulled the trigger was "unacceptable business conduct" -- which is pretty much what Cheryl said ... with bigger words.

R. Kelly Alleged Captive Speaks Out I'm No Hostage!

7/17/2017 7:01 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The woman whose family claims R. Kelly is holding her in a "cult" has a message for the world -- she's totally happy and okay ... although she's keeping her whereabouts under wraps.

We spoke to Joycelyn Savage, the 21-year-old whose father, mother and sister held a news conference Monday to accuse Kelly of essentially making Joycelyn and other women his sex slaves -- but she claims she's exactly where she wants to be. She says she still gets texts from her parents, but explains why she's cut off all communication with them.

Still, there was a lot she wouldn't address -- such as where she is now, or exactly what her relationship is with Kelly. He's denied the accusations and hinted he might take legal action against the Savage family.

Joycelyn's father, Timothy, believes his daughter is experiencing Stockholm Syndrome -- so, it's doubtful he'll buy what she said to us, but judge for yourself. 

Ed Sheeran 'GoT' Trolls Win ... Deletes Twitter Account

7/18/2017 7:44 AM PDT

9:15 AM PT -- Ed reactivated his account. Looks like he's starting fresh by deleting tweets all the way back to April 3, 2015 and only with about 8k followers.Ed Sheeran got beat like Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards -- enough "Game of Thrones" fans lit him up for his singing cameo that he's bowed out of the Twittersphere.

Ed deleted his 19.6 million-strong account Monday night after haters bombarded him with criticism for the very brief scene -- which many thought was too real for the fantasy world of 'GoT.'

Ed did say he'd be quitting Twitter about a month ago, but the timing is still a little suspect. His other social media pages are intact.

Important note for the haters ... his performance couldn't have been that bad since Sunday's season 7 premiere broke HBO's viewership record ... up 27% from last year's premiere.

Marlon Wayans to Mike Vick: You're a Cornrow'd Hypocrite!

7/18/2017 6:12 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

How does Marlon Wayans feel about Mike Vick telling Colin Kaepernick to cut his afro?

"Aw, Mike Vick! You had damn cornrows! What the hell!"

Marlon says Vick is dead wrong with his image makeover advice for the out-of-work QB -- telling TMZ Sports Kaep's hair has nothing to do with his current employment status. 

Wayans says he's got a lot of respect for Colin for taking a stand -- but says at the end of the day, he needed to silence his critics by showing out on the field ... and that didn't happen.

"You can't kneel AND throw interceptions!" Wayans says ... "You ain't gonna score? You ain't gonna have them yards? You better stand up and pledge allegiance, sir!"

R. Kelly Neighbors Pissed at 'Cult' Allegation We Didn't Turn a Blind Eye

7/18/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly's Georgia crib was more of a party house than the home base of an abusive cult ... according to neighbors who are shocked at claims the singer was holding women against their will.

Neighbors inside the gated Duluth, GA community tell us they were aware of "a bunch" of women coming and going, but say nothing seemed untoward at the rented home. The women were clearly partying with Kelly and his crew, but seemed to come and go as they pleased.

We're told R. Kelly and his crew would show up every few months and stay less than a week. Neighbors mostly saw the women heading out to party, returning late at night ... and getting food deliveries.

It's not like they were afraid of confronting Kelly either -- one neighbor told us they had a problem with his big SUV limo blocking the street when he was in town, and complained about it. We're told they would absolutely have reported it if they'd seen evidence of the new explosive allegations.

The house in question has been vacant for several months.

Debra Tate Chill, J Law Fans! She IS Pretty, But ...

7/18/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sharon Tate's sister is trying to calm Jennifer Lawrence's fans -- instead of saying J Law isn't pretty enough to play Sharon ... she just thinks she's not the right kinda pretty.

Debra Tate's been getting blasted on social media ever since her now infamous comment to us about Jennifer potentially filling the Sharon role in Quentin Tarantino's Manson murders movie.

She tried to walk it back with Team J Law, but there's still some brutal honesty. Deb did admit even her first pick, Margot Robbie, might not be right for the job.

For the record, she's reached out to Quentin about the movie. Debra controls the rights to Sharon's likeness, and therefore wants to discuss her sister's portrayal. 

Flea Squashes Rumors ... RHCP Has Zero Retirement Plans!

7/18/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Red Hot Chili Peppers aren't retiring anytime soon, at least not according to Flea -- but it might depend on who you ask in the band.

The legendary bassist was in Switzerland -- where RHCP's headlining the Paleo Festival -- and we asked him about the big rumor that this could be their last tour. Flea says that would be news to him, and anyone else in the band, because they've made no plans to hang it up.

The retirement buzz started after drummer Chad Smith went on the 'Eddie Trunk Podcast,' and revealed a convo he and Flea had about life on the road. Sounds like Flea's laughing that off now, 'cause he's clearly still about the music ... even at 54.

Puddle of Mudd Wes Scantlin Forced to Go Solo When Band Gets Stranded

7/18/2017 12:30 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Wes Scantlin didn't let a thunderstorm ruin the night for a bunch of Puddle of Mudd fans ... after the rest of the band's flights got canceled, he whipped out a one man show instead.

PoM was scheduled to play in Hartford Friday but Wes, who flew separately, was the only one who managed to get in town, while his bandmates were stuck in Baltimore.

Normally, it's Wes missing flights or derailing shows -- but he decided to wing it with an acoustic guitar ... since the only other option was canceling the gig. We got footage of him playing PoM's "Blurry" ... which some fans said sounded Kurt Cobain-esque.

We're not going that far, but good on Wes for powering through.

Guess Who This Swimming Kid Turned Into!

7/18/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Before this lil synchronized swimmer was making a splash in Hollywood, he was just another free-flowing fella showing off his water acrobatics in England. Can you guess who he is?

TMZ Live Aaron Carter: Arrested For DUI Refusal

7/17/2017 10:45 AM PDT

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