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Dikembe Mutombo Child Flown in w/ Face Tumor Undergoes Surgery

12/16/2018 1:40 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The little boy who came over from the Congo -- with a major assist from retired NBA star Dikembe Mutombo -- is on the operating table right now, and by day's end, he could be tumor free.

TMZ has learned 8-year-old Matadi went into surgery Sunday at 11:30 AM PST at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. We're told the operation is expected to last around 6 hours. His family is at the hospital waiting on word from doctors. 

The operation is being led by Dr. Ryan Osborne from Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. Dr. Osborne has volunteered his services, after being inspired by the good work of Mutumbo.

The family has been staying at the Ronald McDonald House since arriving in Los Angeles Wednesday. TMZ was there at Mutumbo greeted the little boy as he got off the plane from Africa.

As we reported, Mutumbo met the boy during a trip to the Congo and was so moved by his story he arranged to have him brought to the US for surgery.

This picture was taken shortly after Matadi arrived at Ronald McDonald. In case you didn't notice, Dikembe is on the right. 

The large tumor on Matadi's face is not only life-threatening, it created a horrible set of circumstances. He has been shunned in his community, removed from school and has basically lived in his room. The surgery, hopefully, will be life-changing.

We will update you as we get additional information.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Surprisingly Merry Christmas W/ Baby Mama and Fam!!!

12/15/2018 1:34 PM PST

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley have put their relationship drama, police reports and claims of domestic violence to the side ... to snap some sweet holiday photos.

The 'Jersey Shore' star, Harley and their 8-month old daughter got into the Christmas card spirit this week, and by the smiles on the faces of Ronnie and his baby mama ... you'd never know how nasty it's been between them this year.

We're told the volatile couple posed for these portraits at his Las Vegas home, and Jen's older son joined them for a shot with the family in matching Xmas jammies.

Gotta say ... baby girl Ariana Sky steals the show.

As we reported ... Jen allegedly punched Ronnie in the face and hit him with a phone back in October, giving him a nasty black eye. There was also a domestic incident at Ronnie's home after a fight over their daughter.

All this on top of the violent, bloody car dragging incident in June ... and it's quite a shock the 2 are so full of holiday cheer.

Call it a Christmas miracle.

Diddy Celebrates Birthdays of Twins and Kim

12/15/2018 7:27 AM PST

Diddy was all about celebrating his family Friday night ... the twins and his beloved Kim Porter.

Diddy threw an early birthday bash for his twins, D'Lila and Jessie, who will turn 12 on December 21. Waiting for the actual day would be dicey since people flee for the holidays.

The 80's-themed party looked awesome. It went down in L.A. at World on Wheels. The girls were dressed in neon outfits and Diddy was rocking a neon "Sean C" sweatshirt.

This has gotta be a tough time for the family. Kim Porter's birthday 48th birthday would have been today. TMZ broke the story, Kim was found dead at her home last month. The L.A. County Coroner is still trying to determine cause of death.

Diddy paid tribute to Kim, declaring it Kim Porter Day WORLDWIDE.

We got Diddy and the girls coming in and leaving the party. They seemed in good spirits.

Happy birthday to all. 

Remy Ma and Papoose Baby Born after Tough Labor

12/15/2018 8:18 AM PST

Remy Ma and Papoose are now proud parents ... after an emotional struggle to have a child.

Remi gave birth to a baby girl Friday night, after going through what her hubby said was a "tough labor."

The 38-year-old Remi and 40-year-old Papoose have not revealed the name, but have been calling the little girl, "The Golden Child" ... shorthand for a miracle baby.

Remi has made no secret about the difficulty they've faced in have a baby. She suffered a miscarriage last year and had been taking steps to ensure a successful pregnancy.

The little girl joins their blended fam ... Remi has an 18-year-old son named Jason, and Papoose has a 15-year-old daughter named Dejanae, along with 2 other older children. 

Looks like the new edition will now star in their reality show, "Meet the Mackies."

Offset Hey Cardi, I'll Be Home for XMAS ... If You Let Me

12/13/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B and Offset might officially be on the outs, but Daddy wants to come home for Christmas. 

Sources close to the couple tell us ... Offset wants to spend the holidays with Cardi and their little girl -- specifically, Xmas Eve and day as well as a few days leading up to that. We're told Offset knows how important spending Kulture's first Christmas with his daughter will be, and wants to be there. 

Our sources also say Offset won't be coming over empty-handed. As a notoriously generous gift giver, we're told he'll have lots of presents for his new baby ... and, of course, some things for Cardi as well (assuming she accepts them, and we're guessing she will).

Sources close to Cardi tell us the "Bodak Yellow" rapper hasn't yet made up her mind if she'll allow Offset to celebrate the holidays with her as a family ... and the plans haven't been discussed.

We're told Offset plans on seeing his other kids too -- he's got 3 others from previous relationships. In other words, Papa will be on the move. 

As we've already told you ... Offset wants Cardi back, plain and simple. He feels like his haters are standing in his way ... but he's determined to win back her heart. That feeling might be mutual. We're told Cardi still feels love for him, despite her publicly saying otherwise

No word on whether they'll rekindle their relationship and stave off a divorce, but our sources say that people close to both of them think there's a reasonable shot they can work it out. 

There's no better time for some magic like that than the holidays. Ya listening, Santa?

Tommy Lee Hugs it Out With Brandon ... I Love You, Son!!!

12/13/2018 6:56 AM PST

Tommy and Brandon Lee seem to have made up ... after an ugly 2018 between the father and son that began with Brandon knocking him out during an argument.

The Motley Crue drummer shared a photo around midnight of the 2 embracing, captioned simply ... "I love you son." Brandon also posted a video of his dad with him in the studio late Wednesday night ... it looked like they were having a good time.

It's unclear what led to the reconciliation, but it's quite a surprise considering the physical attack that went down in March followed by a criminal investigation ... and a nasty war of words.

As we reported ... the father-son beef culminated when Brandon coldcocked Tommy in the middle of the night, claiming it was self-defense because his dad was drunk. The knockout came on the heels of Tommy taking a shot at Brandon's mom, Pam Anderson, on social media.

Tommy shared a photo of his injuries after the knockout punch, saying he gave his kid everything and he still turned on him.

Cops launched a battery investigation after the incident, but the case was ultimately rejected by the D.A. because Tommy chose not to cooperate.

Still, the 2 continued to go at each other on social media -- especially on Father's Day -- suggesting they were far away from having a loving relationship again.

But, as they say ... time heals all wounds. Or, maybe Brandon just doesn't want to miss Tommy's upcoming wedding.

Jason Momoa Aquaman's Out, Tongues Out!!! For Fierce Haka Dance

12/13/2018 6:59 AM PST

Admit it ... Jason Momoa makes ya kinda love "Aquaman" -- instead of just mocking him like usual -- and, at the movie's premiere, he turned the fish talker into a full Polynesian badass.

Jason stomped back and forth outside the Chinese Theater as his buddies -- including his kids, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf -- lined up to perform the Haka ... a traditional Polynesian dance. You might have seen it done by Polynesian athletes before a competition.

You gotta see Jason's version 'cause it's really intense. So much so, he freakin' busted Aquaman's trident!! How ya gonna break the superhero's weapon at the premiere???

Let's just say, Jason was feeling it.

The only disappointing part of the video -- Jason's wearing shoes, something the islander rarely does. Never conform, bruh!

Dikembe Mutombo Flies Boy W/ Tumor To U.S. For Surgery ... Heartwarming Video

12/12/2018 4:25 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

THIS IS AMAZING.

Dikembe Mutombo flew an 8-year-old boy from Africa with a large tumor on his face -- who's been shunned by society -- to Los Angeles ... so he could be operated on by a team of American doctors.

TMZ Sports saw Mutombo at LAX ... when he told us the heartwarming story.

The NBA Hall of Famer says he met the young boy back in September at the hospital he built in Congo ... and immediately knew he wanted to help.

"I was touched by what he's going through as a young boy who's 8 years old. Not going to school. The way he's been pushed away by the society," Mutombo told us ... "His mom has to keep him in the bedroom every day because people are talking bad about him."

Dikembe -- who flew into L.A. earlier today -- was waiting at the airport for the boy's flight to get in from Africa ... and he invited our cameraman to watch the reunion.

Now, Mutombo set up the young boy to be operated on by Dr. Osborne in Beverly Hills for free ... before he returns to Congo where, the hope is, he'll be able to return to school and live a normal, happy life.

Incredible!

Anna Kournikova Straight Outta Costco With Lotsa Booze!!!

12/12/2018 3:52 PM PST

Anna Kournikova's all about that top-shelf life -- blame it on the Goose -- during a recent trip to the grocery store.

The former tennis superstar was leaving Costco Wednesday in Miami, and she loaded up with groceries and TONS of booze. How big a haul are we talking here? She needed help from 3 assistants to get her car loaded.

But, it's hard not to miss her cart ... loaded with 6 Ketel One bottles, 4 Grey Goose bottles, a bottle of Patron and champagne. Why the liquor haul? We don't know for sure, but Anna and Enrique Iglesias' twins are turning 1 in just a few days. 

The kids might not know it's a party but -- from the looks of it -- the adults definitely will. Bottoms up! 

Ciara & Future We Can't Hash Out Travel Schedule for Son ... We Need a Referee!!!

12/12/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ciara says she's had it up to here trying to work out a new travel schedule with Future for their son, so she's calling on a judge for backup.

According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Ciara's legal team is asking the court to force Future to enter mediation ... so they can hammer out a new travel itinerary for 4-year-old Future Jr.

If the judge won't force Daddy Future into mediation, Ciara wants a trial to settle the matter. 

As we reported ... Ciara claims Future's been terrible at keeping his daddy appointments -- allegedly breaking scheduled visits fairly often -- and tends to hand the kid off to the rapper's mother or grandmother without spending much time with him.

Ciara also said the constant back-and-forth was weighing on their son, and it was important they figure a better schedule for the kid's sake.

Her camp says they've been trying to figure this out without a judge stepping in, but to no avail. 

Tisha Campbell-Martin Duane's Ghosting Me Over the Kids ... I Need Communication!!!

12/10/2018 8:36 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Martin" star Tisha Campbell-Martin says her estranged hubby has gone rogue on their verbal custody deal, and wants a judge to hammer out an official one and force him to stick to it.

The actress -- who played Martin Lawrence's wife on the hit '90s sitcom -- filed new court docs in her divorce case claiming Duane Martin has been terrible at communicating about their 2 boys. The exes currently have 50-50 custody.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she says Duane will often not respond to her nor cooperate on previously agreed upon swap times for the kids -- adding that he also threatens to keep their sons beyond his allotted dad time.

Tisha is asking a judge to put a 50-50 custody deal in writing with an alternating weekly schedule and a neutral exchange location ... like a police station, she suggests. 

She also wants a judge to force Duane to respond to her emails within 24 hours. 

Chief Keef 4 Mystery Kids Revealed!!! And He's Gotta Pay 4 Moms

12/9/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chief Keef just made a shocking revelation in court ... he's got 4 more children under the age of 5, and they all have different mothers who are all seeking child support. 

The surprising announcement means Chief's kid tally is up to a whopping NINE!!! We previously knew about 5 of Keef's kids ... but he had another handful on the down low. 

In court docs, obtained by TMZ, Chief revealed he's fathered 4 kids with 4 different mothers who all want child support. A judge is ordering Keef to pay each woman $564 per month, starting in January.

The "Love Sosa" rapper could practically fill his own daycare because all 4 of the recently revealed kids are under the age of 5. Keef's brood now includes 3-year-old Kamiah, 1-year-old Khalo ... and 4-year-olds Khalil and Kirsten. Remember, all different moms.

Chief's gonna have to tighten his pockets ... 'cause he claims he's a self-employed musician making roughly $9k a month with $9k in expenses. 

Evidently, women really do love Sosa. Maybe too much for his wallet.

Candice Swanepoel Flaunts Mom Bod On Beach in Miami

12/8/2018 12:56 PM PST

Candice Swanepoel's back on the sand doing what she does best -- wearing the hell out of a bikini and strutting her stuff ... this after having her second child just months ago.

The Victoria's Secret Angel took a dip in the water and enjoyed the sunshine on a beach in Miami Saturday, and she's definitely the perfect model for her own new line of swimwear ... called Tropic of C.

We're not sure if her tiny bikini is considered red or orange or reddish-orange ... but we know it looks good.

Candice looks like she could easily go from the sand to the catwalk already -- pretty incredible since she gave birth to a son in June.

The baby boy was her second with fiance Hermann Nicoli. No signs of the fellas in these pics ... we assume Mom deserved a beach day.

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