A judge just made a tentative ruling in the case, awarding Brad and Angelina 50/50 joint legal and physical custody of their 5 minor children. Maddox is 19 and not subject to the ruling.
Angelina had been gunning for sole custody and at the time only wanted Brad to have supervised visitation, but the judge felt her arguments that Brad was not a suitable parent lacked credibility ... this after numerous witnesses -- including shrinks -- testified in the trial.
A source connected to Brad tells TMZ, "he's over the moon."
The ruling is "tentative," but typically tentative rulings are just a formality before they become final. The NY Post first reported the ruling.
Angelina filed for divorce in 2016 ... this after Brad allegedly got into a physical confrontation on a private jet with one of their kids. At a point, he was estranged from all the kids and ultimately got supervised visitation. This turnaround is a big legal victory for Pitt.
DMX's first posthumous album is going to be named after his youngest son -- something that had been in the works before he passed ... and it's now happening thanks to a longtime collaborator.
The CEO of Ruff Ryders Inc., Joaquin Dean, tells TMZ, X's newest album -- the first to hit shelves since his passing -- is going to be titled "Exodus" ... but fans might not have realized it was an idea X had kicked around at length before he died.
We're told DMX had been working on this album for the past year ... as he was growing closer and closer to his 4-year-old, whom he shared with his widowed fiancee, Desiree.
Dean says X had expressed to his lifelong friend Swizz Beatz -- who helped produce "Exodus" -- he wanted to name the project after his boy. So, to fulfill that wish, Swizz made the call to honor X's wish.
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In addition to the title, there are two tracks on the album that reference X's relationship with his son -- including a track called "Exodus Skit" and "Letter to my Son (Call Your Father)." "Exodus" also happens to be the final tattoo DMX got before his passing.
Dean tells us there are planned "ryde outs" for the album release -- where people will be hitting the streets in all sorts of vehicles to pay tribute to the late rapper ... much like they did when they brought his casket to Barclay's Center during his memorial.
Before this little cutie was showing off her scary good acting skills, she was just another cute kid smiling for the camera in Washington, D.C.
This little lady has been making audiences laugh at some of the most absurd on-screen scenes for over two decades. She first gained a large following with her stand-out performance in a parody film series ... starring alongside her quirky counterpart, Anna Faris.
Even now, this funny female is still tickling the world's funny bone -- such as in the ensemble comedy movie where she takes a trip with her best gal pals.
Emma Stone and her little girl have something in common beyond the obvious -- they share the same middle name ... and TMZ's learned the baby's first name too!!!
According to the birth certificate ... the name of Emma and her hubby/director Dave McCary's baby is ... Louise Jean McCary!!!
If ya didn't know ... the "Cruella" star's full name is Emily Jean Stone. We're told baby's middle name is a tribute to Emma's grandmother, Jean Louise ... so her daughter's name is a flip-flop of her great grandma's.
We broke the story ... Emma and Dave welcomed their first child on March 13, but they kept deets on the down low and it wasn't even known they had a girl for several days.
Emma's obviously been busy since then. Along with raising a newborn, she attended Hollywood's first major movie premiere in the COVID-19 pandemic era this past week ... for her highly anticipated starring role in the origin story of Cruella De Vil.
Kim and the fam talk about Saint's diagnosis on next week's "Keeping up with the Kardashians" episode. You can see the pain as she announces, "Sainty just tested positive for COVID. And, North is saying she's feeling sick."
While Kim never talked about this back when it happened, she does say on the show 5-year-old Saint getting infected had her worried as hell. It's unclear exactly when Saint tested positive but the show's content is usually several months delayed from real life.
It's at least the third time the coronavirus has directly impacted the family. As we reported ... Khloe Kardashian contracted the virus sometime in 2020 and revealed on 'KUWTK' that her symptoms were so bad, Kris Jenner called every doctor she could think of for help.
Some of the symptoms included terrible headaches, a burning chest from all the coughing, hot/cold flashes and vomiting. She said the symptoms lasted a couple of days.
Khloe's diagnosis came on the heels of Kim revealing in July 2020 in a Forbes interview that Kanye West also suffered similar symptoms. Kim had said Kanye got sick around the same time Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson disclosed their diagnosis at the very start of the pandemic.
Before this blonde beauty was the famous face of lifestyle and living goals, she was just another sweet smiling girl growing up in Los Angeles, California.
This little lady flew into the movie industry with an early role in a Steven Spielberg film based off a Disney story with an adventure in Neverland. From then on, this super star became an A-list actor and a household name. There isn't much this award-winning trendsetter hasn't done ... she's starred in dramas, comedies, and even superhero films.
Now, you can read all her great tips from her health and wellness company.
Prince William and his brother Prince Harry are finally on the same page about something -- condemning the BBC for the way it treated their mother ... specifically regarding her now infamous 1995 TV interview.
The Royal bros both made strong comments Thursday after an independent investigation into Princess Diana's explosive sit-down with BBC journalist Martin Bashir nearly 3 decades ago determined he and the network engaged in "deceitful behavior" and dishonest tactics to persuade her to do it.
William blasted the BBC, saying ... "the deceitful way the interview was obtained substantially influenced what my mother said," and he blames it for his parents' relationship falling apart.
He also added, "BBC’s failures contributed significantly to her fear, paranoia and isolation that I remember from those final years with her."
During the interview -- a huge get for Bashir and the BBC -- Diana notoriously stated that "there were three of us in this marriage" ... referring to Prince Charles’ relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles, and her account of the marriage failing was watched by millions.
Prince Harry went further than his big bro, ripping not just the BBC, but British media in general and laying her death at their feet -- "The ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices ultimately took her life."
He adds that he's deeply concerned that the practices used in 1995 are even worse, and more widespread, today.
As for what sparked the BBC inquiry -- Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, recently accused Bashir of using false documents and trickery to gain access to the princess, and the retired judge who was appointed to handle the investigation confirmed those allegations were true.
The BBC has publicly accepted the findings, admitted to its failures, and sent a written apology to the royal family.
Jana Kramer's been named the primary residential parent of her 2 kids in her divorce with Mike Caussin ... but we’ve learned she's agreed to keep dishing out the dough.
According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the country singer will have primary residential custody of the ex-couple's children -- 5-year-old Jolie and 2-year-old Jace -- 240 days out of the year ... while the former NFL tight end gets them 125 days.
So, Jana gets more parenting time, but she’s also agreed to pay Mike $3,200 per month in child support because her income is $166k monthly while his is only $8k ... according to the docs.
In addition, Kramer's agreed to pay her estranged husband $592,400 as part of their property settlement ... but she doesn't have to fork over any spousal support.
As you may know ... the country and former "One Tree Hill" star announced her split from Caussin in April after nearly 6 years of marriage, saying it was time. She wrote ... "I've fought y'all. I've loved hard. I've forgiven. I've put the work in. I've given everything I have, and now I have nothing else to give."
In her divorce filing, she cited "inappropriate marital conduct, irreconcilable differences and adultery" as the reason for ending her marriage to the former football player.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker seem to think Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have the right idea about where to have some low-key family fun ... 'cause they, too, hit up the Happiest Place on Earth.
Kourtney and Travis took all of their kids to Disneyland and California Adventure Wednesday for a little modern family fun. Kourt's kids, Mason, Penelope and Reign, were there, along with Travis' teenagers, Alabama and Landon. Atiana De La Hoya, Shanna Moakler's daughter with Oscar De La Hoya, was also there.
They also had a Disney escort and massive security guards -- although, that's probably not as necessary these days because the park's only at 25 percent capacity. Translation: less normies looking for autographs.
As we reported, Kylie and Travis Scott hit up Disneyland just a couple of days ago, albeit they kept things a little tamer as far as rides go ... taking Stormi on the Alice in Wonderland ride.
Mel B's ex-husband is giving her recent video made to raise domestic violence awareness a big thumbs down, because he says it's been very traumatic for their daughter.
According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Stephen Belafonte says their 9-year-old daughter, Madison, wants a hiatus from Mel because she's so turned off by the video.
In the docs, Stephen says Madison found the video online and was distraught, upset and started crying -- and he claims she told him she doesn't want to see her mom at all or travel to be with her this summer.
As we reported ... the Spice Girls singer co-stars in a short film, "Love Should Not Hurt," by classical composer Fabio D’Andrea, with Mel playing a character who appears beaten, broken and trapped by a relationship.
Remember ... Mel and Stephen have been embroiled in a custody war, and they're still bickering over several issues in court filings. For instance, Mel had filed docs requesting Madison be allowed to travel by herself through a Lufthansa program.
Part of Stephen's response to that filing included Mel's role in the short film, and how he says it's impacted Madison. For what it's worth, the court approved Mel's request for Madison to travel alone.
Now, the question is whether she even wants to fly to see her mother. Stephen says that's a no, but we'll see if he raises that in his own request to the court.
Bottom line ... he has clear concerns about Madison spending time with Mel.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's son already follows in his dad's footsteps when it comes to bodybuilding ... but now he's mimicking his pops in Hollywood.
Sources close to Joseph Baena tell TMZ ... on the heels of landing his first big acting gig earlier this year -- in the John Malkovich sci-fi flick, "The Chariot" -- he's hired a manager, Henry Penzi, and is booking more and more roles.
We're told Joseph just finished shooting an independent film called "Bully High" -- that's where these photos are from -- where he plays the school president ... one of the main characters. "Bully High" is directed by Bill McAdams Jr.
On top of that, our sources say Baena's set to appear in an upcoming project with Bruce Willis and another project with Cartoon Network. We're told there's lots of interest in booking him for other gigs, too.
Along with Joseph's professional life taking off in 2021, it's also been a big year personally. As we previously reported ... he was seen publicly hanging out with his half-brother, Patrick, for the first time in April.
So, looks like Joseph's making his old man proud ... and we already know he can be bad to the bone, too.
Before this graduation guy became one of the most well-known rappers representing the Bay Area, he was just another tasseled high schooler walking to get his diploma in Vallejo, California.
This studious sweetheart first jumped on the hip-hop scene over thirty years ago ... since then he's formed rap groups, founded a record label and earned success as a solo performer. You may recognize him by his stage name, but this talented MVP's yearbook photo reads "Earl Tywone Stevens Sr."
Now, with this school year coming to a close, he is telling all the new graduates when to go!
Stormi's Mom and Dad treated her to a Disneyland trip Tuesday, and appeared to be having good family times ... especially when they took her on the Alice in Wonderland ride.
Kylie, Travis and Stormi were apparently at the amusement park with a few of Stormi's friends -- perhaps some of her cousins -- as well, and though their security guard didn't sound like he appreciated fans recording them ... Kylie seemed cool with it.
Even though a Disney outing is nothing new for Kylie and Travis -- even when they were definitely broken up -- this visit feels different, and only fuels recent speculation they're back together.
So yeah, it seems to be adding up to more than just co-parenting.
Barack Obama says his daughters have probably been scared straight when it comes to public service ... and it's due to the "PTSD" they experienced as White House kids.
The former President did James Corden's 'Late Late Show' show Monday, when he was asked about getting young people inspired to get into public service or politics -- and, naturally, the convo honed in on BO's own kids.
Corden noted Malia and Sasha had lived under a spotlight for 8 whopping years while their dad was POTUS, and that's exactly why Barack says they're likely to pass on running for office themselves in the future.
He jokes about them still having post-traumatic stress disorder from their Secret Service detail growing up -- with agents accompanying them on dates and to concerts -- but he's obviously kidding. Well, we're laughing ... Sasha and Malia might not be.
In all seriousness, Barack says his girls have developed into spectacular young women -- and he genuinely believes they'll find another way to serve their communities outside of politics.
As for the rest of the youth -- Obama's got some advice for them too.
Before this blue-eyed baby was a musical superstar performing her hit songs all over the world, she was just another sweet, smiling girl growing up in Santa Barbara, California.
This bonnet babe has taken the world by storm by creating some of the most well-known pop tunes for over a decade. There isn't much this talented artist hasn't achieved ... she's won numerous awards, wowed audiences with her Super Bowl Halftime performance, and even sung at a presidential inauguration.
Now, you can catch her coaching new faces with her musical skills on "American Idol."
New York City native Glenn Scarpelli was only 14 years old when he landed the life-changing role as the young son Alex Handris -- who stayed on for 60 episodes from 1980 to 1983 -- on the long-running family comedy "One Day at a Time."
Scarpelli was cast alongside some iconic actors including Bonnie Franklin as the busy mother, Ann Romano, and Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips as the two teen daughters, Barbara and Julie ... and of course Pat Harrington Jr. as slapstick super, Dwayne F. Schneider.