Brad Pitt Sources Angelina Has Poisoned Kids Against Him ... She's On a Hate Campaign

Angelina Jolie is on a smear campaign against Brad Pitt, hashing and rehashing the same allegations she's made for years -- allegations that have fallen flat with authorities -- this according to sources close to Brad.

Our sources say Angelina's repeated attempts to paint Brad as a child abuser has taken an extreme toll on their 6 kids, who are now all but estranged from their dad. As one source put it, Brad now has a "limited and strained relationship, because of her campaign of alienation."

The sources point out ... Angelina has claimed since 2016 that Brad got physical with at least one of their kids on a private jet and even poured beer on her. Brad has denied the allegations, but Angelina pressed authorities to prosecute him.

The FBI investigated and concluded the allegations were insufficient to move forward. Our sources say there was also an investigation by the Dept of Children & Family Services which was closed out because of a lack of evidence.

Angelina then went to family court in an attempt to convince the judge in the divorce case that Brad was an unfit parent who should not have any custody. The judge listened to the evidence and gave them 50/50 custody ... essentially rejecting Angelina's claims of abuse.

She then filed what she thought was anonymous freedom of information lawsuit against the FBI, asking to make public her allegations regarding the private jet incident.

And just yesterday, she filed legal docs in connection with a dispute over a winery they jointly own. As our sources say, the winery lawsuit has "zero" to do with her allegations of abuse, yet she recounted her claims in great detail.

The sources say it's clear ... all Angelina wants is revenge against Brad.

The sources say in some ways Angelina has won, because despite having 50/50 custody, they believe Angelina has poisoned the kids against Brad to the point he has little to no relationship with any of them, and the victims are the entire family.

One more thing ... the sources point out, Brad has never publicly uttered a bad word about Angelina, for the sake of their kids. They add, however, he's deeply wounded by what he believes is a vicious, unrelenting attack.

Rihanna I'm Nervous but Excited for Halftime Show As for My Special Guest ...

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Rihanna is finally breaking her silence on her hugely anticipated Super Bowl halftime performance ... telling us exactly how she feels leading up to the big day and even offering a tiny hint at who might join her onstage.

RiRi was shopping at Bristol Farms Tuesday in L.A., and of course we had to ask about the big game. At first, Rihanna says she feels "nervous" for the performance, but says she's excited to hit the stage.

We then shifted the convo to who might join her for a song or two. TMZ broke the story, we were told there's a roster of close to 50 names of possibilities ... basically almost anyone she's collabed with in the past.

While Rihanna wasn't offering up any info, we pressed about the possibility of her longtime bf and baby daddy, A$AP Rocky hitting the stage -- RiRi shrugged and finally did say something.

Rihanna's halftime show will mark her big comeback to music, it's been 6 years since she last released an album, when she dropped "Anti" in 2016.

BTW, no shocker here, but she looked amazing!!! Grocery shopping's rarely this glamorous ... even in Hollywood.

Miguel Wife Files For Divorce

Miguel's marriage is no longer a sure thing ... because his model wife just filed for divorce.

The "Sure Thing" singer's high school sweetheart, Nazanin Mandi, beelined it to court Tuesday and filed to divorce Miguel after nearly 3 years of marriage.

According to the documents, obtained by TMZ, Miguel's wife is citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and she says there is a prenup.

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Miguel and Nazanin reportedly announced in September 2021 they were separating after 17 years together ... but he seemed to hint they were back together in February, when he posted a photo dump of them on Instagram with the caption, "Love heals. Proud of us."

The couple was photographed together as recently as July and in the docs, Nazanin does not list a date of separation ... that section of the paperwork says "TBD."

Miguel met Nazanin when he was 18 and they got engaged in 2016, before tying the knot in November 2018. They did not have any children together.

We reached out Miguel's camp ... so far no word back.

Aaron Judge Blasts 62nd HR ... Sets Yankees, A.L. Record

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Aaron Judge has made history … the New York Yankees superstar slugger just knocked his record-breaking 62nd home run of the year.

Judge, with just 3 games remaining in the regular season, led off the 2nd leg of a day-night doubleheader with a blast to left field at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX.

With the home run, #99 passes late Yankees star Roger Maris … who hit 61 HR’s in 1961.

In fact, several members of Maris' family were on hand to witness the historic moment.

Now, the million-dollar question (literally) is who caught the ball ... and do they trade it back to AJ? A memorabilia expert previously told us the ball could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.

The record wasn’t just the Yankees' high mark -- it was also the best ever by an American League player ... that is until about 10 minutes ago when 30-year-old, 6'7" Judge stepped to the plate.

Longballs aside, Judge — who will be a free agent next year — has had one of the best offensive seasons ever. AJ has knocked in 131 runs, batting leadoff much of the time, all while batting .310. He also has 176 hits and scored 132 runs.

Of course, Sammy Sosa (66), Mark McGwire (70) and Barry Bonds (73) all hit over 62 dingers in the N.L. … but their careers (and the record) have been tainted by allegations of the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Because of that, many baseball purists believe the true home run record is now held by none other than Aaron Judge.

All Rise!!

'Try Guys' Moving On As Trio After Dropping Ned Fulmer

The "Try Guys" are pushing forward as a party of 3 after firing Ned Fulmer for having an affair with one of their producers ... who we've learned isn't suffering the same fate as Ned.

Sources close tell TMZ ... Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang are rock solid on continuing their productions without Ned. We're told they're trying to get back to business as usual after the news broke last week, and Monday's candid explanation from all 3 guys was a big step in that process.

There's a possibility Ned could be replaced in the future, but no decision has been made yet, and, if he is it won't be in 2022.

Our sources also specify why Ned got canned, noting it wasn't because he cheated on his wife -- but, because he, as an owner of the company, hooked up with an employee he directly supervises.

As we reported, Ned got booted last week after admitting he had an ongoing relationship with Alex Herring, a 'TG' producer. BTW, Alex is not getting fired -- we're told the guys understand she wasn't in the position of power, like Ned was, and they feel they need to protect their employee.

It's unclear, though, if she will choose to stay.

Keith, Zach, and Eugene posted an explanation video Monday ... breaking down the incident as it was revealed to them. Keith added the team was just as shocked as everyone else when they learned about Ned's affair.

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You'll recall, Ned and his wife Ariel put on a united front last week after the news broke -- both were still wearing their wedding rings, and Ariel said they're "working on working things out."

Post Malone Inked Up With My Daughter's Initials ... Right On My Face!!!

Post Malone is showin' some love to his new baby girl in a totally fitting way -- it appears he's inked his daughter's initials on some prime real estate.

Sources close to Post tell TMZ ... he got the new piece backstage after his Indianapolis show Sunday night by tattoo artist Chad Rowe.

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Now, Post has yet to reveal his daughter's full name ... but we're told this new tat was definitely in her honor, so we're assuming the bold "DDP" on his forehead are her initials. Let the guessing begin!

FYI, Chad's no stranger to PM ... he's the same artist who did his "Always Tired" face tattoos back in 2018.

We broke the story that Posty was expecting his first child with his girlfriend in May. He then announced the birth of his daughter by subtly dropping the news while on Howard Stern in June.

The singer took a nasty fall 2 weeks ago, but he's been doing way better recently. After postponing one show, due to a rib fracture, he's back on tour and last weekend in Detroit he even rocked out with a bra on his head.

'BP' Star Janeshia Adams-Ginyard Sequel Will Be Bigger Than Pt. 1 ... What New Female Hero???

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The new 'Black Panther' trailer seems to confirm there will be a woman filling out the suit -- but that's news to one of the stars of the flick ... who's staying as tight-lipped as possible.

Actress and stuntwoman Janeshia Adams-Ginyard -- who plays one of the Dora Milaje female warriors in the 2 films -- gave us her reaction to the 'Wakanda Forever' trailer Tuesday at LAX, but acted oblivious to what was actually shown ... especially at the end of the trailer.

Of course, we're referring to the fact Letitia Wright appears to be revealed as the new Black Panther, with her whole suit and everything shown in full view in the newly revealed scenes.

It sounds like JAG is also aware of that spoiler, and even though it's out there for the world to see now ... she's not taking ANY chances, and played dumb on the topic.

So much so, we had to ask her -- just how serious does Marvel take its movie secrets??? Watch her response ... the Kevin Feige memes are real!

On a more serious note, our photog also asks Janeshia what she thinks this sequel will mean for little girls of color ... and if it'll have the same impact the OG had for boys.

She made a pretty bold prediction ... that this flick will culturally, and financially, surpass part 1 by leaps and bounds. That's saying a lot, as "Black Panther" is one of the highest-grossing movies domestically ever, sitting comfortably in the Top 10.

Oh, and Janeshia has a message for the haters too -- just buy your ticket already, 'cause ya know you're gonna see it!

Devean George Lakers Shouldn't Trade Westbrook ... 'I Think It Could Work'

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Former Laker Devean George isn't ready to bail on the Russell Westbrook experiment in L.A. -- telling TMZ Sports they should stick with the point guard amid rumors he could get shipped out of town.

We spoke with George -- who won three titles with Shaq and Kobe Bryant from 2000-02 -- at LAX this week ... and he said the Lakers shouldn't entertain the idea of trading away Russ, whose name has been at the heart of trade rumors all offseason.

"I think it can work," George said. "I'm a fan of Russell. Maybe I'm caught up in what he's done in the past."

George admitted that Westbrook does need to adjust his style of play ... but ultimately, he says the ex-MVP, along with his teammates, need to play their respective roles on the team.

"Too much talent," George said. "I think that's the main thing. Everybody just do their role and cut back and not say what I used to do. I'm just a fan of Russ, so I'm a little biased."

Westbrook's name was rumored to be on the move during the Kyrie Irving sweepstakes, and most recently, the triple-double king reportedly was the centerpiece of a deal involving Pacers stars Myles Turner and Buddy Hield.

The Lakers missed the playoffs last season -- finishing with a 33-49 record, 11th worst in the Western Conference, but George is predicting a return to the playoffs with the trio of Russ, LeBron James, and (a healthy) Anthony Davis leading the way.

"I think they can get into being a dangerous team come playoff time," the three-time NBA champ said. "Once playoff time comes, I think they'll be able to make some noise."

George sees the Lakers finishing this season anywhere between the fifth and eighth seed, but he says the Lake Show could finish as high as fourth -- if AD can stay on the court.

Guess Who These Bubbly Sisters Turned Into!

Before these little cuties were entertaining in front of huge crowds and running their own apparel lines, they were rockin' their cowgirl boots in Texas ... and they may have just walked all over you!

Both of these singing sisters have had quite a successful career ... despite one having a technical malfunction on "Saturday Night Live."

Although one sister appears to be a brunette in this throwback pic, both sisters have been blonde bombshells for quite some time now. However, one sister has definitely had more hairstyles than the other.

Need one more hint? "You make me wanna la la!"

Can you guess who they are?

Tom Brady & Gisele On The Hunt for Divorce Lawyers for Weeks ... Marriage Seemingly Over

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's hunt for divorce lawyers have actually run much deeper than reported -- it's been in the works for weeks, and as things stand now, the marriage is beyond saving ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We've spoken to sources on both sides who tell us the estranged couple has independently contacted some big divorce lawyers, with talks starting several weeks ago.

Our sources say if divorce docs are filed -- which seems like a certainty at this point -- it'll happen in Florida. According to Page Six, the attorneys have already been hired.

Neither Tom or Gisele have publicly addressed their reported issues ... but the former supermodel has been noticeably absent from all four Bucs games this season, and they're reportedly living in separate homes.

Gisele was spotted Monday in Miami leaving a workout.

45-year-old Brady and 42-year-old Bündchen tied the knot in February 2009 -- and share two children together, 12-year-old Benjamin and 9-year-old Vivian. Tom has a third child, 15-year-old Jack, with ex-Bridget Moynahan. Tom and Gisele are said to have a solid prenup in place.

We've reached out to reps for Tom and Gisele ... so far, no word back.

Angelina Jolie More Claims of Brad Pitt's Alleged Abuse on Jet ... He Says It's Made Up

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1:53 PM PT -- We've spoken with sources close to Brad Pitt who are adamant, he never choked any of their children, and deny claims he lunged at any of the kids as well. The source says Brad took responsibility for his actions years ago, but did not commit the newly surfaced allegations.

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Our Brad sources say it's sad Angelina Jolie continues to rehash the same claims over and over again ... "adding inaccurate information for attention, it hurts the family."

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What's more, as we've reported before -- multiple law enforcement agencies investigating the plane incident decided not to press charges against Pitt -- and he was awarded 50/50 custody of the kids in trial.

Angelina Jolie is rehashing her infamous plane fight with Brad Pitt in their winery dispute ... we will explain.

As we have reported, Angelina claimed Brad got physical with one of their kids and her on a private jet back in 2016 ... something she says triggered their divorce. She repeated the allegations recently when she filed a lawsuit against the FBI to release the file on the plane incident.

Angelina now claims she was forced to sell her interest in the Chateau Miraval winery they own because of the divorce. They are currently in a legal dispute over whether she had a right to sell her interest to a third party without Brad's approval.

As for why she's bringing up the plane incident again in the winery dispute ... it's simply unclear, except for the fact that it relates to the divorce that made her want to sell her interest in the winery.

Fact is ... whatever happened on the plane will almost certainly have no impact on the legal claims she's making in the winery lawsuit.

As for those claims, however, Angelina details again what she says happened on the jet, but this time she says Brad got physical with two of their children, not just one. She says Brad choked one of the kids and struck another in the face. Brad has denied the claim.

She also says Brad poured beer on her, and beer and red wine on the kids.

And there's more ... she says by 2019, she did not want to be in an alcohol-related business with Brad given his past alcohol problem.

Originally Published -- 1:40 PM PT

Tia Mowry Files For Divorce

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12:07 PM PT -- Tia Mowry addressed the divorce via Instagram, thanking her fans and saying she'll maintain a friendship with Cory.

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Tia Mowry is pulling the plug on her marriage ... filing for divorce from her husband of 14 years, Cory Hardrict.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ -- The "Sister, Sister" star filed docs in Los Angeles on Tuesday -- citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the end.

Tia -- who is being repped by Disso Queen Laura Wasser - didn't specify a date of separation, but she's asking a judge for joint physical and legal custody of their two children. She's also asking the judge to terminate the court's ability to give spousal support to either ... and notes the couple has a prenup.

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Tia and Cory tied the knot back in 2008 and they currently have 11-year-old Cree and 4-year-old Cairo together.

She took to Instagram Tuesday and shared a cryptic message, which seemingly had something to do with the divorce. It reads, "Letting go can be painful. But it won't hurt as much holding on to an illusion."

Originally Published -- 11:31 AM PT

Elon Musk Agrees to Buy Twitter (Again) ... For Original $44 Bil Price!!!

Elon Musk has a great way to end his legal war with Twitter ... he's finally ready to close his OG $44B offer to purchase the company.

According to multiple reports, Elon's lawyers sent his proposal in a letter Sunday ... saying he "intends to proceed to closing of the transaction contemplated by the April 25, 2022 Merger Agreement" -- meaning he's looking to wrap up the deal at the original price of $54.20 per share.

Twitter responded to the news ... saying, "The intention of the Company is to close the transaction at $54.20 per share."

Sounds like a done deal, especially because shareholders had already put their stamp on the deal, and so did government regulators. As we reported, Elon proposed his big-ticket offer back in April ... only to reverse course a month later and attempt to torpedo the deal.

He claimed the company had not complied with its contractual obligation to hand over business info he'd requested, and complained that Twitter grossly understated the number of spam bots on its platform.

Twitter, of course, wanted to hold him to the deal, and filed a lawsuit hoping to force him to do so.

The trial was set to begin later this month, but if Elon's change of heart is legit ... there won't be any need to go to court.

Velma Confirmed as Lesbian ... In New 'Scooby' Movie

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Velma's into women -- the character's been confirmed as lesbian after years of fan theories -- in a new cartoon 'Scooby-Doo' movie ... and the LGBTQ+ crowd is all about it.

Velma's sexual orientation was revealed in a new clip from the animated flick "Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!" which hit streaming services Tuesday. It shows Velma encountering a costume designer named Coco Diablo ... and she's instantly smitten.

You see Velma blush as she takes in the sight of Coco, with her glasses fogging up and romantic music playing. Velma is also shown as admiring other characteristics of Cocos beyond just her looks, including her fashion sensibilities and intelligence.

Interestingly enough, Velma has been depicted as straight in the past ... with a rebooted version of the series showing her as being in a relationship with Shaggy, although it's been suggested by showrunners he was actually just a beard for her.

Of course, people are overjoyed ... including those in the gay and lesbian communities, who are praising the explicit depiction and the on-screen representation.

FWIW, it seems Coco's lesbian too -- and she also appears to be into Velma, calling her "cute" in another scene where they show a little affection and flirting.

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Velma being lesbian has long been suspected by the fan base -- and it's actually been stated as true by some creatives who've worked on 'Scooby' projects over the years ... including James Gunn, who helmed the live-action adaptations, and producer Tony Cervone.

Unclear if the OG writers and the folks over at Hanna-Barbera ever saw it that way when they created Velma way back in the '60s, but the people in charge of her now have spoken.

Chris Martin Battling Serious Lung Infection ... Coldplay Postpones Shows

Chris Martin will be taking some time off after coming down with a serious lung infection, forcing the band to cancel a string of shows in Brazil.

Coldplay announced Tuesday that 8 upcoming shows in Brazil through the month of October will all be pushed to 2023. The band says Chris has a serious lung infection and has been put under strict doctor's orders to rest for the next 3 weeks.

The band has been tearing through the 'Music Of The Spheres World Tour' this year.

The rest of the statement reads, "To everyone in Brazil who was looking forward to these concerts, we’re extremely sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience,” saying, “and we’re so grateful for your understanding at this challenging time where we need to prioritize Chris’ health."

In the meantime, Coldplay says they will be honoring refunds but they are assuring fans their current tickets will be valid for the new dates. The good news, it looks like it's something Chris will totally recover from.

Get well, Chris!

Kanye West BLM Fires Back ... 'White Lives Matter' Shirt Hurts Real People

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11:42 AM PT -- Author and activist Marc Lamont Hill came on "TMZ Live" Tuesday to discuss Kanye West's "White Lives Matter" controversy -- and he's shooting down the notion that the guy gets a pass because of his mental health.

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Kanye, by his own admission, deals with bipolar disorder -- and has even said he sometimes doesn't take his meds -- but MLH says that alone can't be an excuse for what Ye's saying in regards to Black Lives Matter or what many consider outrageous behavior.

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Essentially, Marc's saying he believes this is how Kanye feels at his core ... and to him, it's a major disappointment. The reason he thinks Kanye is a lot more stable and cogent than some might give him credit for is because of all his successes -- something Marc doesn't think someone with a truly debilitating mental illness could do. It's an interesting theory.

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Bottom line ... Marc thinks Kanye's trying to have his cake and eat it too -- especially when he picks and chooses when he wants to lean into his Black identity, and it's a bad look from Marc's POV.

The Black Lives Matter movement is going after Kanye West for the controversial "White Lives Matter" shirt he wore to his YZY Show, saying it's nothing but a stunt to hurt folks fighting for justice.

In a statement to TMZ, BLM says ... "While some may see Kanye and Candace's stunt as a distraction, we recognize that it harms thousands of families fighting for justice for their loved ones killed by state-sanctioned violence."

BLM's also ripping Candace Owens -- who also wore the shirt -- for what they view as spreading "toxic confusion" ... claiming the shirts, and phrasing, can be "used to legitimize violent assaults on Black people."

Kanye should know better, BLM says, telling us ... "Kanye knows very well that 'white lives' have never been targeted for oppression. Black folks, in contrast, are at the bottom of virtually every economic, social, and political measure because of centuries of individual and institutional racism."

For his part, Kanye says he wore the "White Lives Matter" shirt at his fashion show because he thinks BLM "was a scam."

Naturally, BLM disagrees ... they say the movement will benefit everyone in the long run because "when Black people get free, everybody gets free."

Originally Published -- 9:30 AM PT

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