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Nick Gordon Frantic 911 Call as He Got Cozy with GF On Heels of Dom. Violence Arrest

3/20/2018 9:54 AM PDT

Nick Gordon was ratted out by someone related to Laura Leal -- the gf he's accused of beating -- according to the 911 call placed to cops Monday night.

TMZ has obtained the audio from the caller, who only identified herself as a relative of Laura. She said Gordon was violating his bond by hanging out with Laura. He was released on bond following his arrest last week for attacking her -- and was ordered to stay away from Laura, as a term of release. 

The caller was well versed on Gordon's case, and even told the 911 dispatcher his case number, location and other details. You could hear her rifling through papers.

As we reported, Nick told police Leal had snuck into his room while he was asleep and was "just hanging out with him." Leal confirmed that, and said she felt safe with Nick.

Interestingly, the caller said she wanted to remain anonymous because she didn't want to piss off Laura. She said the family is planning an intervention ... to get Laura away from Nick.

Tamar Braxton Family Standoff Over Her Ex And Reality Show Plots

3/20/2018 9:40 AM PDT

Tamar Braxton is furious with her family, because she believes they're ganging up on her estranged husband to vilify him on the new season of their reality show ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Tamar tell us ... she's supposed to be promoting the return of "Braxton Family Values," but is refusing because she thinks Vincent Herbert is being portrayed in an unfair light in an effort by her mom and sisters to destroy him.

We're told show cameras have captured Tamar and Vince as they steer through their pending divorce, but Tamar feels the family's using fake storylines to drum up ratings and frame Vince as a villain. We're told she's pissed her kin would "stoop so low for personal gain" and unless producers edit out what she feels are lies ... she'll refuse to promote it.

As we've reported ... Tamar insists she's not getting back together with her estranged hubby after his Christmas Day arrest, but she wants to remain cordial with Vince for the sake of their son.

Nick Gordon Arrested Again ... For Spending the Night with Girlfriend

3/20/2018 6:24 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

11:55AM PT -- Nick has been released on his own recognizance.

7:25 AM PT -- TMZ has obtained the police report which says Laura actually went to Nick's place ... not the other way around. Nick claims he was asleep when she let herself in using a front door code. He told cops she made her way into his bedroom and was "just hanging out with him."

The report says Laura confirmed Nick's story and told cops she didn't fear for her safety.

Nick Gordon has been arrested again ... this time for violating the no contact order following his domestic violence arrest.

Sheriff's deputies got a heads-up from someone informing them Nick was sleeping over at the home of girlfriend Laura Leal, this according to the Daily Mail, whom he was accused of beating last week.  

Laura had a change of heart and even begged the judge to lift the no contact order, saying the fight that led to his arrest was her fault because she was bipolar and out of control. The judge didn't buy it and kept the stay away order in place.

Nick's arrest last week triggered renewed interest in the investigation into the death of Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Nick has been a person of interest for years, and there was suspicion she was the victim of physical abuse at the hands of Nick.

Gordon is currently in custody. 

John Oliver to Mike Pence My Bunny Book's Better Than Yours ... Score 1 for Gay Bundo

3/20/2018 9:06 AM PDT

John Oliver has mastered the art of trolling, and with the help of a now best-selling gay rabbit ... he's making a laughingstock of Vice President Mike Pence's children's book.

Oliver's new children's book, "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," is currently the No. 1 best selling book on Amazon. It's basically a satirical send-up of Pence's book, starring Bundo ... but, of course, the Veep's bunny is not out. It's also down at No. 4 on best sellers.

The "Last Week Tonight" host released his bunny tale on Sunday, a day before Pence's release -- to directly compete with the VP -- and, let's be honest, to troll the hell out of his conservative views on LGBT rights.

Oliver's got him beat in the overall category, and in Children's books, where both the hard cover and the Kindle version are dominating over Pence's version.

Yes, you could say John has pulled a rabbit out of his hat.

BTW, the OG Marlon doesn't seem upset about the competition or the gay plot twist in Oliver's book. After all, the comedian's donating proceeds from his book to LGBT friendly organizations. 

Nas and Kelis To Share Joint Custody of Child

3/20/2018 7:57 AM PDT

Nas and Kelis are at war over issues involving their 8-year-old son, but they have actually come together and reached a settlement on the issue of custody.

We've learned Nas and Kelis have agreed to share joint legal and physical custody of Knight. The agreement is specific, breaking down who gets the child during various holidays. For example, Nas gets Knight on Father's Day and Kelis gets the child on Mother's Day.

They'll alternate Knight's birthdays ... he gets the even years and she gets the odd years.

They've been at war over child support for a long time now. Kelis gets $8k a month but claims Nas is doing so much better now financially he should up the ante. 

Elizabeth Hurley Reveals Pic of Nephew's Brutal Knife Wound

3/20/2018 6:50 AM PDT

Elizabeth Hurley wants everyone to see the horror of her nephew's injuries after being stabbed in London.

21-year-old Miles Hurley was stabbed numerous times earlier this month on a London street.  Another man who was with Miles was also stabbed.

The deepest of the wounds narrowly missed severing Miles' spine. Elizabeth said, "We are praying that these animals are caught before they maim, or even kill, someone else."

She has now posted the phone number of the police for anyone who may have information regarding the attack.

Miles is expected to be ok, but the recovery process is slow and painful. He lost 4 pints of blood during the attack on March 8 and is now being cared for by his mom -- Elizabeth's sister. 

In other news...

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's Wedding Invitations Mailed, Details Unveiled

The invitations literally have gold on them -- see for yourself!


Columbus Short Serves Just 34 Days of 1-Year Sentence For Beating His Wife

3/20/2018 7:40 AM PDT

Columbus Short's on easy street again ... he's out of jail after serving just 34 days of a 1-year sentence for beating his wife.

TMZ broke the story ... CS pled no contest to hitting his current wife, Aida Abramyan, during an argument back in November. He was sentenced to 36 months probation and domestic violence education. Problem was ... he was already on probation for a brutal 2014 bar fight, so he got a year in the slammer for violating probation.

Columbus was booked on February 13, but according to docs, obtained by TMZ, he was released Monday night from L.A. County Jail.

We're told he can thank jail overcrowding for his dramatically reduced time behind bars.

Kevin Hart Meek Mill Walking Free Will Make The System Better

3/20/2018 6:51 AM PDT

Kevin Hart believes Meek Mill possibly getting his sentence overturned is a beacon of hope for the criminal justice system as a whole ... and he's got a helluva explanation for why.

We got the comedian Monday night leaving Mr. Chow in Bev Hills, where he weighed in on Meek facing the very real possibility of walking free due to a police corruption scandal in Philly, among other things he's arguing ... like an allegedly biased judge overseeing his case.

Kevin sounds pretty optimistic that justice for Meek will have a ripple effect for wrongly imprisoned individuals beyond just their hometown, not to mention the youth as well.

This analysis is very eloquently put here by Mr. Hart ... as acknowledged by none other than Mr. Hart himself. 

Ringo Starr Hard Day's Knight

3/20/2018 6:52 AM PDT
Breaking News

You can officially put a "Sir" on it -- Ringo Starr took a knee Tuesday morning and received his Knighthood, a mere 21 years after Sir Paul McCartney ... but no one's counting, right?

The Beatles drummer was dubbed into the club, of royal knights by Prince William at Buckingham Palace. Aside from Paul ... he joins Elton John, Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger as the biggest rock stars to get the honor. Bono got an honorary knighthood ... that's why he doesn't get the Sir treatment.

Of course, it's debatable why it took so long for the 77-year-old Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer to get knighted. 

John Lennon and George Harrison won't get it at all -- current rules require honorees to be living. Mostly everyone would agree Paul deserved it in 1997, and would also buy Ringo getting it AFTER Paul ... but TWO decades after??? 

Sure, Paul wrote the songs, but someone played the drums on those hits ... someone had to lay down the beat for The Beatles!

We're sure Ringo ain't complaining. Just peace and love, peace and love, baby.

Ray J Brandy Skipped Baby Shower ... After Fight w/ Princess Love

3/20/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Ray J and Princess Love's baby shower this weekend was missing two key people -- Ray's sister Brandy and their mom -- and the absence is the result of bad blood ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us that both Brandy and her mother, Sonja Norwood, skipped Ray J and PL's shower Saturday after the women got into a war of words the day before.

We're told Brandy and Sonja attended a gender reveal party Friday for Ray and Princess' soon-to-be-born child -- which is probably gonna be a girl -- and got into it with the mother-to-be over what they perceived to be online shade toward Ray J. 

Apparently, Princess Love had recently tweeted some cryptic messages about cheating ... and not staying in a relationship just because you have a baby with someone. We're told Brandy and Sonja took that to be an unwarranted shot at Ray ... and s*** hit the fan.

Sources say Brandy and Sonja demanded that PL apologize to Ray J, and that started a huge fight. Princess Love told the two ladies to mind their own business ... adding they had no right to weigh in on her relationship since they couldn't keep their own together.

The diss definitely left a mark ... 'cause Brandy and Sonja opted not to attend the couple's shower, and we're told it was absolutely due to the argument.

Happy wife ... pissed blood relatives. That's how that goes, right?

Stevie Wonder Austin Bomber Is a Terrorist ... U.S. Should Go Aussie Route

3/20/2018 7:32 AM PDT

Stevie Wonder thinks America needs to be more like Australia if it's serious about curbing mass shootings, and other acts of domestic terrorism like the package bomber in Austin.

We got Stevie leaving Mr. Chow Monday night in Bev Hills -- just a few hours before the latest bomb, bound for Austin, went off at a FedEx facility. So far, 2 people have been killed by 5 different exploding packages, and police suspect the bomber's targeting black people.

Stevie told us the people sending the packages are "no different than terrorists" ... and urged politicians to look Down Under for a plan to combat the violence. 

Australia drastically changed its gun laws in 1996 after a mass shooting killed 35 people, and there haven't been any mass shootings since then.

Joey Fatone 'NSYNC Would Kill Backstreet Boys ... In Basketball

3/20/2018 6:42 AM PDT

The boy band era is over, but the smack talk remains -- because Joey Fatone is telling the world if his crew ever had to face the Backstreet Boys in hoops, they'd make them go "Bye Bye Bye."

We got Fatone out in Beverly Hills and showed him footage of his ex-bandmate Justin Timberlake  draining half-court shots, and asked him if JT really has the goods on the court.

Fatone said yes, but things got really spicy when we asked whether or not the rest of 'NSYNC could ball. More specifically, if they could take out the Backstreet Boys in hoop-life warfare.

"There's no think so. You tell that to Nick Carter."

Challenge issued.

BTW, we found some footage of the two crews playing back in the day. It ain't exactly Lakers versus Celtics ...

The Weinstein Company Files for Bankruptcy Voids Non-Disclosure Agreements

3/19/2018 8:23 PM PDT
Breaking News

Harvey Weinstein's The Weinstein Company has filed for bankruptcy after a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against the company's founder.

In a statement Monday, the company announced it has entered into a "stalking horse" agreement with Lantern Capital Partners out of Dallas. As part of its bankruptcy protection filing, Lantern has allegedly agreed to purchase The Weinstein Co. if the court approves.

Lantern's offer is reportedly between $300-$320 million.

The company also effectively voided all non-disclosure agreements with employees, stating their hopes that those agreements -- which were used "as a secret weapon to silence (Weinstein's) accusers" -- will not silence anyone anymore. They stated, "no one should be afraid to speak out or coerced to stay quiet. The Company thanks the courageous individuals who have already come forward."

As TMZ reported, TWC started to fall apart in October after several women -- including some Hollywood A-Listers -- came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

The allegations against Weinstein gave birth to the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. 

Weinstein has been the target of several criminal investigations across the country but has not yet been officially charged. 

The producer's been in Arizona getting treatment for a sex addiction.

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