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Wendy Williams' New Guy I'm No Gold Digger ... I Take Care of Myself!!!

6/16/2019 1:00 AM PDT
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Wendy Williams' new guy is sick and tired of people thinking he's hanging with her in hopes of landing a sugar mama ... because he insists he's not about that life.

Sources close to Marc Tomblin tell TMZ ... he doesn't care at all about fame and he's not the type of guy who'd let a woman take care of him financially. We're told the only reason he's kicking it with Wendy is because they enjoy each other's company.

We're told Tomblin hasn't asked Williams for a dime since they've been together and won't in the future -- don't let those pics of them hitting an ATM fool you. He's also telling friends that NYC shopping spree they went on was not funded solely by Wendy ... he purchased his own things.

Our sources say Marc's been getting a lot of flak from people who are suspicious of his motives, so he's been blocking them ... along with anyone who reaches out to him to talk crap about Wendy.

As we've reported ... Wendy's ignoring all the haters and naysayers and living her life how she wants. As she put it to us, "I am a 54-year-old grown ass woman. I know what I'm doing."

She's also been careful about not calling Tomblin her boyfriend, but making it clear she's having a lot of fun with him ... enough to keep him around in NYC with her much longer than expected.

Wendy's show is on a break for the next 3 weeks, so the 2 still have a lot of time to live their best single lives possible ... together.

Jim Edmonds On Nude Text Message Scandal 'Just a Weak Moment'

6/15/2019 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

MLB legend Jim Edmonds says he and his wife are on the road to repairing their marriage after he admitted to texting nude selfies to another woman ... telling TMZ Sports, "I made a mistake."

Here's the backstory ... Edmonds has been under fire this week after a woman put their text message exchange online -- claiming Jim sent her explicit messages and videos last year while his wife Meghan King Edmonds was about to give birth to their twins. 

Edmonds has DENIED having a physical relationship with the other woman -- despite her claims -- but seems to be fessing up to the text message part telling us, "It was just a weak moment."

As for the state of his marriage to the 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star -- Jim says he and his wife are "doing good" and definitely still on speaking terms. 

When asked how they plan to get through the situation, Jim told us, "We're just gonna have to work through it."

Jim added, "It's pretty crazy in this world. People can make up stories about you and hide behind being anonymous. It sucks."

When asked if it was tough to go through the situation publicly, Edmonds explained ... "Yeah ... You try to do the best you can."

Diddy Shout-Out to Cassie ... Congrats on Pregnancy!!!

6/14/2019 1:16 PM PDT

Diddy just took the on-ramp to the high road ... showing nothing but pure class and congratulating his ex, Cassie, and her BF on their pregnancy news.

The rapper gave the couple a huge shout-out on Instagram and made it crystal clear ... there's ZERO hard feelings. In fact, he wishes Cassie and her man, Alex Fine, nothing but the best. Well, love to be exact.

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Congratulations @Cassie and Alex. I wish you all nothing but love and happiness. God bless ❤️❤️❤️ L O V E

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As we reported ... Cassie and Alex are expecting their first child together. It's gonna be a girl.

What makes the news HUGE, of course, is Cassie got knocked up less than a year after splitting from Diddy, who had been with Cassie for about a decade.

Remember ... Diddy hired Alex -- a pro bull rider and personal trainer -- to train Cassie. Sources told us Diddy felt betrayed at the time, because he felt they hooked up BEFORE the breakup. Our sources connected to Alex and Cassie insist they weren't together until Diddy was outta the picture.

Whatever the case ... bygones are definitely bygones by now. 

Wendy Williams Stick with Me, Kid!!! Extends New Guy's NYC Trip

6/14/2019 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Wendy Williams is keeping the party going a little longer in New York -- she's not sending her new guy friend back to Los Angeles, as originally planned ... not just yet. 

Sources close to the talk show host tell TMZ ... Wendy is still having a blast getting to know her young, new sidekick, Marc Tomblin, and she's extending his trip to the Big Apple. Marc, who met Wendy in Cali, was supposed to head home Thursday, but she's keeping him around. 

Wendy and Marc still aren't officially dating. Remember, she told us ... "I don't have a boyfriend," and we're told they're still taking things slow.

However, we're told they feel a deep connection with one another. As one source put it, the two are living "their best single lives possible." 

We've seen them out on fancy dinner dates, and shopping sprees during Marc's big-city adventure with Wendy -- and there's one sure sign they're having a grand time. We're told Wendy's only taking calls that support her "living her best life."  

She's got plenty of time ... Wendy's show is on hiatus for the next 3 weeks. 

Let the good times roll!!!

Kelly Rohrbach Ties the Knot with Walmart Heir!!!

6/14/2019 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

You can call Kelly Rohrbach Mrs. Baewatch now ... although she'd probably prefer Mrs. Walton, because TMZ has learned she's married into the freakin' Walmart fortune!!!

Some would say Steuart Walton is the one who hit the jackpot when he and the "Baywatch" actress tied the knot. Our sources say they did the deed down in Florida a couple of weeks ago.

They've settled into married life well, apparently -- we're told they were spotted at a friend's wedding recently ... and both were sporting wedding bands.  

Back in March, the happy couple was spotted grabbing coffee and she seemed ecstatic. The massive engagement diamond weighing down Kelly's hand probably didn't hurt her mood.

Steuart and Kelly started dating about 2 years ago. Both attended Georgetown -- she went for undergrad, and he went to the law school.

His grandfather, Sam Walton, opened the first Walmart in 1962, and the fam's net worth was about $163 BILLION in 2017 ... when Bloomberg's Index named them America's richest family.

Kelly -- who used to date Leonardo DiCaprio and once went on a date with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers -- was Rookie of the Year in 2015 for SI's Swimsuit Edition.

Yeah, this one's a win-win, for sure. Congrats to the newlyweds!!!

Wendy Williams It's All Good Vibes for Show Staff ... Since Kevin Left!!!

6/13/2019 11:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"The Wendy Williams Show" has never been better -- as far as the staff is concerned -- and it's all due to her estranged husband's departure.

As you know, Wendy is going through a divorce with Kevin Hunter, who was a producer of her talk show until he left in April amid their rising relationship drama. According to sources close to the TV show ... the collective feeling about his departure was GOOD RIDDANCE.

We're told several staff members called Kevin leaving a "breath of fresh air" ... and say the work environment has been 100 percent less hostile. Our sources say Hunter was notorious for being overly controlling and unpleasant, and had employees in constant fear of being fired.

Kevin's exit has had a huge positive impact on Wendy too. We're told she seemed back to her regular, down to earth self in the final weeks of taping before the show went on hiatus ... and you'd never know she was going through a nasty divorce by the way she was on set.

Williams has been enjoying her single life lately -- especially with her new, young "friend," Marc Tomblin -- but the ex-couple have also been exchanging barbs as their divorce moves ahead.

Wendy accused Kevin of keeping her cooped up at home and treating her like a "show pony," and he fired back by calling her lazy.

There's also the issue between Kevin and their son, Kevin Jr., which isn't any closer to being mended.

All that aside, it seems like everyone working for Wendy is happy and rejuvenated, and we're told they're excited to get back to filming the show after its break ... sans Kevin, of course.

Wendy Williams' Ex I Didn't Make Her a 'Show Pony' ... She Was Too Lazy to Go Out!!!

6/13/2019 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Wendy Williams' estranged husband, Kevin Hunter Sr., says her claim he kept her pent up at home is a lie and adds ... she was too lazy to give a damn -- but Wendy says believe nothing her ex says.

Kevin is firing back at the beloved talk show host after she told us she "was cooped up only to be a show pony" during their marriage. Sources close to Kevin say that's a bald-faced lie, and he claims her memory is just off.

The way Kevin sees it ... Wendy orchestrated her schedule and chose, primarily, to do her talk show and go home. We're told Kevin feels Wendy just didn't want to hit red carpet events or put in any effort outside of the on-camera work for her show. 

A source close to Wendy is doubling down though ... calling Kevin "extremely controlling and sneaky" during the marriage, and "nothing he says is the truth."

When it comes to business decisions ... sources close to Kevin say Wendy took a hands-off approach and willingly left everything up to her husband -- trusting him for 22 years to handle her career. 

As for Wendy's young, new arm candy ... we're told Kevin isn't jealous and understands why she wants to go out and have some carefree fun. 

He does, however, take issue with Wendy saying he “had a full baby with a woman he was involved with for 15 years.” We're told he calls that a gross exaggeration because he didn’t meet his mistress until 2008.

We get the feeling the nitpicking is just beginning -- and even though Wendy thinks they'll eventually make peace -- it feels like their divorce is gonna be a long, drawn-out affair.

Cassie I'm Having a Baby Girl!!! BF Alex Fine's the Daddy

6/13/2019 6:33 AM PDT

Cassie's got HUGE news, less than a year after splitting from Diddy ... the singer and her new BF, Alex Fine, are expecting their first child ... but it might not have ever happened without Diddy.

Cassie announced she's having a girl by posting a pic late Wednesday of herself and Alex with the caption, "Can’t wait to meet our baby girl." The couple wasted very little time starting a family.

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Can’t wait to meet our baby girl 💗 Love You Always & Forever

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As we reported, Diddy and his longtime on and off GF broke up about 8 months ago. They'd been together for about 10 years and, before they split, our sources say Diddy had hired Alex -- a pro bull rider and personal trainer -- to train Cassie.

At the time, we were told Diddy felt betrayed because they'd hooked up before the breakup. Sources connected to Alex and Cassie insisted they weren't together until Diddy was out of the picture.

Anyway, Alex has mind on fatherhood now. He posted a "Letter to my Daughter" ... saying, "I never thought my heart could grow bigger after meeting your mother... then I found out we were having you and I instantly felt a love that is so indescribable."

Mazel tov.

Ariana Grande Chokes Up in Mac Miller's Hometown ... Couldn't Sing His Name

6/13/2019 7:29 AM PDT

Ariana Grande found a few different ways to honor Mac Miller during her first show in his hometown since he died, but she was way too emotional to actually sing his name ... so the crowd stepped up.

Ariana's Sweetener Tour was in Pittsburgh Wednesday night, and it was obvious how moved she was to be in her ex-boyfriend's city as she performed "Thank U, Next."

When it came time to sing the line, "Wish I could say, 'Thank you' to Malcolm" ... Ariana choked up. Her fans quickly realized and sang it for her and cheered wildly for Mac. She eventually recovered for the rest of the song.

Ariana also got upset during the opening number, "Raindrops (An Angel Cried)" and was unable to finish the song through her tears.

Regardless, fans say she put on an amazing show in tribute to Mac ... which also included having an empty seat reserved for him and pumping his music through the speakers of PPG Paints Arena before she took the stage.

Ariana started that trend at the very first Sweetener tour show back in March ... but it was way more special in Pittsburgh.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro & Jen Harley Ain't a Damn Thing Changed ... Same Issues, Despite Vacay

6/13/2019 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley are like a broken record, and a trip to Disney World's not going to fix it ... so say sources close to the volatile pair.

We broke the story ... the 'Jersey Shore' star and his baby mama looked more like they were going to prison than vacay early Wednesday morning as they boarded a flight from Las Vegas to Florida with their daughter. They didn't sit together or speak on the flight.

We're told the separate seating was due to booking last minute -- but seeing the moody duo together definitely raised eyebrows.

Our sources tell us looks do not deceive -- Ronnie and Jen are still far from being solid in their relationship and are "on and off" on a weekly basis. We're told family and friends close to them are very concerned and fear things will take another violent turn at any moment.

Yes, even at the "The Most Magical Place on Earth."

As we've reported ... Harley was arrested last month for a New Year's Eve incident in which she allegedly threw an ashtray at Ron's face and bloodied it, the same night he allegedly ransacked her home.

Ronnie was also recorded smashing the security camera at her front door in December 2018 ... and earlier that year he got a black eye during that crazy car dragging incident.

We're not saying this relationship is the definition of insanity, but family and friends say the evidence is piling up.

Matt Damon Steps Up Selfie Game ... Full Kissy Face with Chris Hemsworth

6/13/2019 6:51 AM PDT

Matt Damon's selfie game is strong -- if he were a middle school girl .. or a Kardashian.

Matt and his buddy, Chris Hemsworth, went out on a double date with their wives Wednesday night in Brooklyn, and after hitting up DUMBO House for dinner ... they stopped on the street for a group selfie with some other friends.

That's when Jason Bourne busted out one of his most surprising moves ever -- the kissy face! 

Look away, Ben Affleck.

In case you're wondering ... the bromance between Bourne and Thor is real.

They've been super-tight for a couple years now, and Hemsworth's wife, Elsa Pataky, has said their families hit it off because they each have a few kids ... and she's a huge fan of Damon's wife, Luciana Barroso.

Matt also attended the premiere of Chris' new movie, "Men in Black: International," in NYC Tuesday to support his pal.

So cute.

Lou Williams I Got a Big Ass Bed!!! Room for 2 Girlfriends!!!

6/12/2019 3:00 PM PDT
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The guy who's famously had multiple girlfriends at once just got a BIG ASS BED ... and we think we know why.

L.A. Clippers star Lou Williams showed off the new centerpiece of his master bedroom on Wednesday ... and the thing is big enough to fit like, 4 Shaquille O'Neals.

Williams captioned his IG pic with "California wasn’t big enough" ... and he wasn't lyin' -- the folks at MAREE tell us he got a bed 4-feet-wider and 3-feet-longer than a regular California King sized bed.

Now, remember ... it was revealed back in 2014 that Lou Will was running the triangle offense with 2 different women -- Ashley Henderson and Rece Mitchell -- who were cool with him spreading the love.

Unfortunately, Lou and Ashley broke up last year, but things are still going strong with Mitchell ... so if another girlfriend happens to come along, there will be plenty of room for her!!!

Congrats, Lou ... on everything.

Michael Avenatti No Criminal Charges In Domestic Violence Arrest

6/12/2019 4:13 PM PDT

6/12 4:13 PM PT -- The hearing just went down in L.A. ... and Avenatti is now officially in the clear. He just tweeted, "Today I attended the hearing in the matter relating to the allegations of Ms. Miniutti. At the conclusion of that hearing, I was again informed that NO CHARGES will be filed against me. As I predicted long ago, I was not charged because I did nothing wrong."Michael Avenatti will not be charged with any crime in connection with his domestic violence arrest.

The L.A. City Attorney just announced it will hold an informal hearing in which the alleged victim, Mareli Miniutti, and Avenatti will appear separately and talk about what happened back in November, when the woman claimed he got violent with her ... something Avenatti denies.

The City Attorney says the woman "will be advised of services available to her." As for Avenatti, the City Attorney says "The suspect will be informed that although we decline to file charges at this time, this matter remains open and we may file charges at any time prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations."

As we reported, the L.A. County D.A. declined to file felony charges. 

Mareli also got a temporary restraining order against Avenatti ... a hearing on that matter has been postponed until next month. 

Originally published -- 2/1 10:02 AM PT

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