Jennifer Lopez House Hunting in L.A. with Gal Pal ... No Ben in Sight

Jennifer Lopez was checking out new cribs this week -- and while she had at least one companion with her ... it definitely wasn't Ben Affleck.

The actress/singer was out in Beverly Hills Tuesday -- where she was accompanied by a woman who appears to be her longtime producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who was seen leaving a luxury property in the neighborhood with Jen by her side.

There may have been others in the mix too ... but like we said, J Lo's hubby is nowhere to be found. What's also unclear ... why Jen might've been window shopping for houses at all.

KYLE RICHARDS Yes, MAURICIO MOVED Out of Our Home ... While I Was Outta Town

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Kyle Richards is finally confirming at least one swirling rumor ... revealing she and Mauricio Umansky are no longer under the same roof, and opening up about her first day solo at her L.A. pad a solid 9 months after their split.

The "RHOBH" star spilled the tea on the "Bitch Bible" podcast -- she says Mauricio left their home of 28 years, and moved into a swanky West Hollywood pad, while she was away for a weekend -- leaving her to face the sudden, eerie silence of their once bustling abode.

As a mom to 4 daughters – Farrah, Alexia, Sophia, and Portia – and several dogs, Kyle admitted she's accustomed to a full house brimming with chaos. So, Mauricio's sudden absence made the whole situation totally weird.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken Jams Out on the Guitar in Kyiv Bar ... Sparks Debate Online!!!

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Antony Blinken is getting some heat for his decision to rock out on the guitar at a basement bar during his visit to Kyiv ... but by the same token, some say he shredded too.

The U.S. Secretary of State is in Ukraine's capital to pledge the States' support during the country's ongoing war with Russia. However, during his political visit, the secretary stopped by Barman Dictat ... where he joined the band 19.99 on stage for a rendition of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World."

As you can imagine, some have blasted the Secretary of State ... calling the public appearance inappropriate and a waste of American taxpayers' money.

KING CHARLES PORTRAIT DRAWS FIERY COMPARISONS Pits of Hell, Satan, Blood?!?

King Charles proudly unveiled the first official portrait of himself since his coronation last year -- and let's just say ... the internet's reaction is more fire and brimstone than royal praise.

HRH was at Buckingham Palace Tuesday with Queen Camila, where he pulled down a massive curtain to reveal the highly-anticipated portrait -- which features a fiery red backdrop, to much shock from royal fans and normies everywhere.

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Even Charles' finest Welsh Guards uniform for the painting couldn't distract from the real star of the show -- that bold, brash backdrop, which led to a tidal wave of online critiques/jokes.

9-YEAR-OLD BOY DODGES BULLETS IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING

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A 9-year-old boy in Texas had to dodge bullets from the comfort of his own home -- which can be seen in distressing new footage ... and it's a miracle he made it out alive.

Check out this home surveillance video that was captured earlier this month in Fort Worth -- where a drive-by shooting occurred right outside ... sending 4 bullets flying into the apartment as the kid chills on his couch.

In a flash, his home is under fire ... and you can see the boy dive onto the armrest quickly before bolting to his mom's room. He had great instincts to get low and was able to avoid being hit.

Tom Brady Roast Jokes 'Affected My Kids'

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Don't expect another roast of Tom Brady to happen any time soon ... the NFL legend admitted this week he has regrets about the special -- as some of the jokes "affected" his children.

The former New England Patriots star made the revelation during a chat with Fred Taylor, Ryan Clark and Channing Crowder on "The Pivot" ... telling the guys he loved when he was the butt of the barbs on Netflix's 'Greatest Roast of All Time' -- but not so much when his family was brought up.

"I didn't like the way they affected my kids," he said of some of the quips.

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Archewell Foundation No Longer Delinquent State Screwed the Pooch???

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's charitable foundation is no longer on Cali's s*** list -- 'cause it ain't delinquent anymore, and it sounds like it never should've been to begin with.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Archewell foundation has officially been changed from delinquent to "current" on the State of California's charities page -- a 180 that seems to have happened overnight ... which, as we've learned, is the result of mistake on the state's part.

As it turns out ... Harry and Meghan's org was never actually delinquent -- as sources with direct knowledge tell us the payments that were owed in association with renewal fees had, in fact, been paid way back in November ... amounting to $200.

Paris Hilton Baby Car Seat Setup Catches Flak Over Safety Concerns

Paris Hilton is being called out by people who noticed she's got her babies' car seats facing the wrong direction ... and it seems she realized it, 'cause she took down the evidence.

The hotel heiress uploaded footage of her kids to TikTok Tuesday -- showing her son Phoenix and daughter London strapped into their car seats while all dressed up for a Mother's Day outing ... but there was one big problem with the way everything was configured.

Take a look for yourself and you'll immediately see there's something wrong -- namely, the fact that Phoenix and London were facing forward ... when their car seats should be flipped.

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed 'Rust' Armorer Appeals Conviction

"Rust" armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is officially trying to overturn her conviction … having now filed an appeal in court, this after getting the book thrown at her in her trial.

In new court docs, obtained by TMZ, Gutierrez-Reed's lawyers filed Monday to appeal her involuntary manslaughter conviction in the 2021 fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins -- for which she received 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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Her legal team also filed to appeal the denial of her pretrial motions ... which included a motion to dismiss the charges on multiple grounds.

Angel Reese, Chicago Sky Still Flyin' With The Normies ... Amid WNBA Charter Rollout

Not everybody in the WNBA is traveling in style just yet -- Angel Reese and her Chicago Sky teammates are still flying commercial to start the 2024 season ... as the league continues to smooth out its new charter flight program.

Caitlin Clark's Indiana Fever and the Minnesota Lynx were the first two teams to reap the benefits of the WNBA's private plane partnership with Delta ... traveling to Connecticut and Seattle respectively in the comfort of their own aircrafts.

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But the remaining three teams with away games to kickstart the season weren't so lucky ... as the Sky and Atlanta Dream hopped aboard commercial jets for their games.

NOAH CRYUS Shares IG Tribute To Mom Tish ... AGAIN Fam Feud Seemingly Over

Noah Cyrus is continuing to shout out her mom, Tish ... and it seems any inkling of love triangle drama is almost all but faded, and the newfound love is going both ways.

Noah hit up her IG Stories Monday to wish her mom a happy birthday by sharing a throwback pic of her with Tish on a past birthday -- this coming hot on the heels of another throwback pic the day earlier ... where she was honoring Tish for Mother's Day.

The Sunday snap of Tish cradling her as a baby was pretty telling in and of itself -- and now, it feels like mother and daughter are in a better place ... 'cause Tish has reciprocated.

Brad Pitt Countersued in Winery Case You Used It as Personal Piggy Bank!!!

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3:14 PM PT -- Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ, Brad Pitt's side is scoffing at Tenute's countersuit -- as they feel they only tried getting into the Chateau Miraval biz because of his name-recognition and deep involvement with the company ... which they're now trying to smear.

We're told Chateau Miraval is only as successful as it is because of how Brad has run it -- and the notion he plundered it for his own personal gain is absurd and nonsensical ... as it would only hurt him if he did the things they're claiming he did.

Bottom line ... we're told BA feels Tenute (a subsidiary of Stoli Group) is blowing hot air that it's tried litigating in other courts to no avail -- and that Brad isn't sweating their accusations.

ZAYN MALIK TRIED TO FIND ❤️ ON TINDER ... No One Bought It Was Him

Dating apps aren't exactly the best for finding love among normies -- and celebs aren't having much luck on them either -- including Zayn Malik ... who tried (and failed) using Tinder.

The One Direction heartthrob dished about his attempt to find love on the dating app after moving to a farm in Bucks County, PA ... which ended up with his hopes crushed when locals swiping through the small town couldn't believe he was the real deal.

Zayn told Nylon, "Everyone accused me of catfishing. They're like, 'What are you using Zayn Malik's pictures for?' I've been kicked off once or twice."

NYC Taxi Masked Man Shoots at Cab Driver ... Apparently Couldn't Pay!!!

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A masked man shot at a NYC taxi driver after he apparently couldn't pay his fare in full -- and now the cabbie's own ilk is telling its workforce how to avoid this situation.

In the footage -- filmed from inside driver Eufelix Jiminian's cab earlier this month -- the passenger jumps out of the moving vehicle after complaining about the bill ... and him seemingly not being able to cash out. Eventually, he opens fire on the cab as it drives away.

It's a little bizarre how this whole thing unfolds. First, Jiminian picks him up off the street -- even though he's clearly wearing a mask from the get-go -- and eventually the dude in the back says he needs to go back to where he was to get his wallet.

Robert De Niro Audio Cut on 'The View' During NSFW Rant About Trump

Robert De Niro was seriously censored on "The View" ... this after he went on an expletive-filled tirade against Donald Trump, meaning the control booth people had their hands full.

The actor doubled down on his dislike for the ex-Prez during Tuesday's episode ... re-expressing his disdain for DT in a very NSFW way -- going on a cussing tirade on TV.

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RDN says he's baffled by the fact that more people aren't taking Trump seriously -- with the businessman leading in several presidential polls heading into November's election.

Rory McIlroy Files For Divorce

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11:29 AM PT -- Rory McIlroy's manager, Sean O'Flaherty, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon the golfer will not be commenting on Monday's filing, but he's adamant he wants to make "this difficult time" "as respectful and amicable as possible."

Rory McIlroy and his wife, Erica, are headed to Splitsville ... TMZ Sports has learned the PGA Tour star just filed for divorce.

Court records show the 35-year-old golfer submitted the documents in Florida on Monday ... some seven years after the couple first tied the knot.

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