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Khloe Kardashian Grandma Kris Can't Be Trusted with True ... When it Comes to Sugar!!!

5/18/2019 12:40 AM PDT
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Khloe Kardashian will not leave baby True alone with Kris Jenner ... because she fears Grandma will give the kid a sugar high!!!

True Thompson's momma dished with Disso Queen Laura Wasser on her hit podcast, 'Divorce Sucks!' which drops Monday ... and Khloe says Kris is like your typical grandma ... always fretting about extra layers and bribing the little ones with sugary treats.

Khloe reveals True's yet to taste any kind of unnatural sugars ... but she's got to watch her back around Kris because granny wants to fatten up the 1-year-old with all sorts of sweets. 

Khloe believes Kris' tasty bribes are her way of getting Kim's and Kourtney's kids begging to go over the river and through the woods. 

It's a fascinating conversation on parenting ... watch and learn how each of the Kardashian sisters deal with their broods ... from militant to permissive. 

You can catch Laura's full episode with Khloe Monday on PodcastOne and Apple Podcasts.

Britney Spears Conservatorship Business as Usual ... Despite 'Free Britney' Campaign

5/18/2019 1:00 AM PDT
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Britney Spears may be in the eye of a social media firestorm, but her conservatorship is working 24/7 and it's business as usual.

Sources with knowledge of the conservatorship tell TMZ ... Britney and her dad, conservator Jamie Spears, talk at least 3 times a day, often at Britney's behest. There have been reports Britney and Lynne Spears have squeezed Jamie out of his daughter's life, but it's not the case. In fact, we're told she's actually calling him "more than usual."

As for how the conservatorship runs ... we're told it's the same way it's run for 11 years. Britney fills her day with massages, acupuncture, facials, hair appointments and caring for her 2 sons.

She's free to come and go as she pleases, with certain restrictions. Security follows Britney at all times, but they don't meddle unless there's a red flag. For example, we're told liquor stores are off limits. You'll recall, Britney had issues with alcohol back in 2008 when she went into a tailspin.

There are other restrictions that Britney doesn't like, but they're in place nonetheless and haven't changed. Most notably, she really wants an iPhone, but we're told Jamie has put the kibosh on that because of concerns over social media and people with ulterior motives contacting her. Britney has taken the issue up with the judge -- as recently as a week ago Friday -- but the judge sided with Jamie.

Britney and Kevin Federline still have 50/50 joint custody of their sons ... the actual time week-to-week has gone back-and-forth for various reasons, but the formal arrangement hasn't changed.

As one source put it, "Britney does what she wants. The conservatorship protects her, but with a few exceptions it doesn't restrict her in her day-to-day life."

And, Britney's pretty much living by herself. We're told Lynne left the house Thursday and is flying back to Louisiana today.

Jay-Z Sued Ya Helped Yourself To My Sample ... Time For a Paper Chase!!!

5/18/2019 11:14 AM PDT

Jay-Z didn't bother reaching out to a musician whose song he sampled on one of his most popular albums, and now the dude wants his all these years later ... according to a lawsuit.

Soul artist and guitarist Ernie Hines recently filed suit against Jigga, Roc-A-Fella Records, Sony Music and Timbaland -- who produced the track Ernie's griping about -- claiming they jacked one of his songs from back in '69 and used it on Jay's 1998 record "Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life" without his permission ... and without ever paying him. 

Hines says his track "Help Me Put Out the Flame (In My Heart)" was sampled for the 'Vol. 2' song "Paper Chase" ... but he didn't even become aware of it until last year. 

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Hines asserts that he's a senior citizen -- he is, the guy's 81 years old -- and that he doesn't listen to rap music ... only learning about the alleged unauthorized use of his song in 2018. Presumably, that's his excuse on why he's doing this now, well past the statute of limitations.

Funny enough, 'Paper Chase' is listed on Tidal as having sampled 'Help Me' on a specific sampling page that lays out all the songs used to make that classic album. So, there's no question Timbaland used it to produce Jay's track. 

There's more ... Hines claims Timbaland also used 'Help Me' on Ginuwine's 1999 album, "100% Ginuwine" -- once again without his permission or without any payment. Interestingly, Ginuwine isn't a defendant on the lawsuit. 

Hines says the songs have been played on a lot of platforms over the years, and that he's owed a lot of dough because of it. He's suing for damages exceeding $2 million. We've reached out to Roc Nation for comment ... so far, no word back.

Tyga Fans Outraged ... No Show at San Diego Concert

5/18/2019 7:32 AM PDT
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Tyga must have a lot on his mind, because he apparently forgot he was supposed to perform Friday night in San Diego ... and the fans were enraged.

Kylie's ex-BF was supposed to perform at Omnia nightclub, and the event was pricey -- $100 for men and $70 for women, and that's just to cross the threshold.

As the night wore on, people figured out what was up and things got rowdy.  Eyewitnesses tell us there was pushing, shoving, bottles and glasses were thrown on stage, etc.

The DJ tried to vamp up the crowd from midnight until 1:45 AM, but they weren't having it.

It looks like there may be an issue with refunds, because management told the crowd, "Nothing could be done."  

Check out Tyga's apology ... no excuses, and generally "sorry" doesn't cut it.

Tyga's next performance is Saturday night at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA for the Powerhouse Liftoff Edition, but clearly ... don't hold your breath.   

By the way, check out our story about Tyga and his connection to Tristan Thompson and the Kardashians, proving the Kevin Bacon "six degrees of separation" theory. 

Master P Zion Will Be Bigger Than Michael Jordan ... If He Plays For NOLA

5/18/2019 12:30 AM PDT
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Master P says if Zion Willamson decides to play for the New Orleans Pelicans he could be BIGGER THAN MICHAEL JORDAN because of the sheer love he'd get from the community.

The Pelicans got the first pick of the draft (hi, New York!) and almost immediately people started to speculate that Zion wouldn't want to hoop there, preferring a bigger market to shine his star.

Zion's stepdad recently squashed all that, saying they'd love to play in New Orleans, and when we talked to P -- who's from the Big Easy --  he said if Zion embraces the city, it'll make him a HUGE STAR.

"He'll be bigger than Michael Jordan, I'm just telling y'all. Think about it, when Jordan first came out of college everyone had to have his jersey. Everyone wanted to be like Mike. Come to New Orleans they gonna wanna be like you Z."

Listen, he's got a point ... Drew Brees became a near deity in New Orleans, and the love from the city definitely helped push his career to new levels.

Question is, can the Crescent City get Zion to buy in??? We'll find out (or maybe we won't) next month -- the NBA Draft kicks off on June 20. 

Stevie J Crashed Into Another Car ... It's Not My Fault!!!

5/18/2019 12:20 AM PDT
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Stevie J backed his luxury SUV into another car -- causing a ton of damage -- and allegedly didn't have insurance, but Stevie says insurance doesn't matter ... 'cause he ain't to blame!!!

The accident went down in an LA gym parking lot Last month when the ex "Love and Hip Hop" star got stuck exiting at the ticket machine. We're told he threw his Mercedes in reverse and slammed into the car behind him. 

We've obtained pics from the accident, and as you can see ... the other guy's vehicle sustained major front-end damage, including a bent hood.

The driver says his total damage was around $4,000.

The motorist claims Stevie admitted he fudged up, flashed a California ID, but said he didn't have his insurance card on him. We're told Stevie tried to get his wife, Faith Evans, to bring him the insurance card, but she was too busy. Instead, Stevie provided his insurance company's name.

That sounded well and good, but the other driver tells us after he submitted his claim, the insurance company said Stevie wasn't listed on Faith's policy ... so it rejected the claim. The man says he tried calling and texting Stevie to get answers, but got crickets.

Stevie did respond to us and insisted the other driver actually plowed into his SUV.

There's no police report, only an incident report from parking lot personnel. The man says he didn't go to cops because he initially trusted Stevie -- but says now HIS insurance will be taking legal action. 

Chargers' Tre'Von Johnson Choked By Sister Cops Say In Fight Over Laundry

5/18/2019 12:10 AM PDT
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The sister of LA Chargers linebacker Tre'Von Johnson was arrested back in March after cops say she choked the NFL player in a fight over laundry ... TMZ Sports has learned.

According to police documents, Tre'Von and his sister, Tkeyah Johnson, got into a scrap when she wanted to wash her clothes at Tre'Von's Denton County, Texas home ... but he prevented her.

Cops say Tkeyah grabbed Tre'Von by his neck in a rage over not being allowed access to the washing machine ... and when he had trouble breathing -- he pushed her, causing her to fall to the floor.

Cops say marks were visible on Tre'Von ... and when they determined on the scene that Tkeyah was the primary aggressor in the altercation -- they arrested her.

Tkeyah was charged with domestic assault involving choking -- a felony in Texas -- and later posted bond.

Tre'Von has bounced around the NFL since signing with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Weber State in 2017 ... playing for the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks and Chargers the past 2 years.

The 24-year-old -- who played in 4 games for the Chargers this past season -- has 3 career tackles.

Kevin Lee Dos Anjos Fight Will Be 'Blood Bath'

5/18/2019 12:05 AM PDT
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THERE WILL BE BLOOD ...

... a lot of it when Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee go to war this weekend at UFC Fight Night 152.

Lee -- the 7th ranked lightweight in the UFC -- is going up to 170 pounds to fight former welterweight champ RDA ... and "The Motown Phenom" says it's gonna get violent.

"I think this might be one of the fights that I really get to showcase everything. I haven't given that barn burner of a fight to UFC fans yet, and this might be the one," ... Lee tells TMZ Sports.

"I'm expecting it to be a blood bath. That's all I'll say."

It's a massive fight for both guys. Lee's coming off a loss to Al Iaquinta ... and Kamaru Usman handed dos Anjos an L ... so both guys are dangerous, and need to win.

The result? Blood. Bath.

Dwayne Bowe Champ Bailey Was Toughest Defender ... I Faced in NFL

5/17/2019 4:00 PM PDT
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Now that Dwayne Bowe is officially retired ... he's revealing the one defender who gave him the biggest headaches on the field -- Champ Bailey!!!

Bowe -- who led the NFL in receiving TDs back in 2010 -- just signed a 1-day contract to end his career with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this week ... finishing with more than 7,200 yards and 537 receptions.

Bowe coulda had a few more receptions if it weren't for Bailey, admitting the Hall of Famer is the ONLY guy who was able to hold him to ZERO catches in a game (in his prime) because of his coverage.

When he wasn't defended by the legend, Bowe has a Pro Bowl season in 2010 and earned 2nd team All-Pro honors that same year.

So ... what's next for Bowe??? He's looking to take over the rap game. He's released his first album, "No Referee" earlier this year ... and has a song with Trippie Redd coming out as well!!

"Everybody's been receptive to the music," Bowe says. "This is my first love before I actually played football. A lot of people don't know i was recording myself before I ever touched a football."

Kodak Black Too Risky for Bail ... So Say the Feds

5/17/2019 11:23 AM PDT
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Kodak Black is a danger to society and needs to be kept behind bars ... so say federal prosecutors who indicted him.

According to new legal docs ... the rapper's criminal history -- which typically involves firearms and drugs -- is a huge flag ... and prosecutors say he's never complied with the conditions of his probation in the past, so he'll do it again if he's released on bail.

They say Kodak's pattern of behavior is "to be arrested, get released, get arrested, get released, get arrested, get released, and so on and so on."

The docs point out that Kodak's crimes have also been "substantial and violent" ... including an armed carjacking and robbery in 2012 and possession of a weapon and fleeing police in 2016. They also tie him to a shooting in March.

Federal prosecutors argue there's no reason to believe Kodak can be trusted on the streets while he awaits trial for his latest case.

However, his attorney, Bradford Cohen, believes differently ... telling us, "If they were in such fear for the community as its being alleged, why didn't they pick him up soon after he filled out the paperwork in January? That's what this charge is about, paperwork, a non-violent crime." 

As we reported ... the rapper was arrested at Rolling Loud last weekend for allegedly lying on 2 gun applications. He's also in the middle of a criminal case for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2016.

The judge has yet to rule on Kodak's bail.

'Step Up Revolution' Director Pleads Not Guilty Arson, Domestic Violence

5/17/2019 11:10 AM PDT
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11:10 AM PT -- Speer just entered a not guilty plea to all charges. His lawyer, Shawn Holley, said during Friday's arraignment, he's been sober now for 29 days and is currently in a Utah rehab facility. Sources connected to Speer tell TMZ, he's never had such an incident occur before and is "distraught and devastated." Holley tells TMZ, "Scott is doing everything in his power to address the issues which led to this incident."

Scott Speer's been hit with 5 felony charges for an alleged domestic violence incident that culminated with him trying to set fire to his family's home.

The L.A. County District Attorney's Office charged the "Step Up Revolution" filmmaker with arson and domestic violence as expected, but tacked on 3 more felony counts -- one each for child abuse, criminal threats and resisting arrest.

The details of the alleged child abuse are unclear, but he's looking at some serious prison time if he's convicted on all counts. On the arson charge alone he faces up to 8 years.

We broke the story ... Speer was arrested at his San Fernando Valley home last month after he allegedly roughed up his wife in a drunken rage and tried to burn the house down by igniting a broom.

Fortunately, he was unsuccessful, but he still got hauled off to jail when cops and firefighters showed up.

Originally Published -- 12:20 AM PT

'Game of Thrones' Star 'Sucks' That Fans Want a Do-Over For Our Final Season

5/17/2019 10:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Game of Thrones" star Jacob Anderson is a straight shooter -- he's got sage advice for some 'Thrones' fans and a harsh reaction to that angry fans' petition, but his opinions are totally Unsullied.

The actor who plays Grey Worm on the HBO series was out in NYC Thursday afternoon snapping selfies with fans and even quoting lines from the show when we hit him up about 2 hot topics.

First, he weighs in on the baby-naming craze inspired by 'GoT' characters, which many parents might be regretting after what Daenerys did last week. Even though Jacob says he's happy with Grey Worm's final curtain call on the show, he doesn't recommend naming a little one after him.

Seems like a good call.

His next take's a little more controversial -- Jacob had just 2 words for pissed off fans who are circulating a petition to remake the show's 8th and final season because they think the writers are blowing it. We think Dany would be proud of his take.

BTW, Jacob's already turning the page from 'GoT' ... with his music career.

He performs under the name Raleigh Ritchie, and his music's been skyrocketing in popularity along with this 'Thrones' character.

At least that doesn't 'suck.'

'Teen Mom' Filming Jenelle Evans' Replacement ... Jade Cline Steps Into Spotlight

5/17/2019 1:00 AM PDT
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MTV is moving quickly as it seeks a fresh start on its "Teen Mom" franchise ... the network is already filming with Jenelle Evans' replacement, Jade Cline

Sources close to production tell TMZ ... 'Teen Mom' producers will be filming Kailyn Lowry's podcast in New York this weekend, where special guest Jade will officially announce a pretty poorly kept secret ... that she's stepping in for Jenelle. 

The podcast is called, "Coffee Convos with Kail Lowry & Lindsie Chrisley" ... and MTV cameras will be rolling as the hosts sit down for an interview with Jade. 

Our 'Teen Mom' sources tell us, show producers felt the podcast was the perfect way to announce Jenelle's replacement ... because Kailyn will also be costarring alongside Jade!!!

We're told the reveal will air next week ... which lines up with the "Teen Mom 2" reunion.

As you know ... MTV severed all ties with Jenelle in the wake of husband David Eason killing the family dog as punishment for nipping at their 2-year-old daughter. The dog's brutal death was the last straw in MTV's often tumultuous relationship with the couple.

Jenelle has been an empty nester as of late ... now that authorities have removed all her kids from her and David's home in the fallout from the dog murder. Jenelle and David were in court Thursday, fighting to get her children back.

As for Jade ... the 21-year-old is a mother of one, and she recently split with her baby daddy, Sean Austin

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