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R Kelly Asking Judge to Reduce His Child Support

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R Kelly says he’s short on cash and running out of options, so he’s going to try a new tactic — beg the court to cut him a financial break.

According to new legal docs … the singer planned to file a motion Monday to reduce the amount of money he owes his ex-wife, Drea Kelly, in back child support. Once filed, the judge would review the case and issue a ruling, but that could take several days. There’s also no guarantee the judge would grant a reduction.

That was Kelly’s initial plan. Plan B, we’re told, is trying to scrape together the $161k through the assistance of others — not unlike the woman who paid the $100k to bail him out last month.

If he can make that happen, there’s a chance he could get out of Cook County jail on Friday.

As we reported … Kelly was arrested Wednesday for failing to come up with the child support money. He’s stuck in a jail cell until he can pay the ordered amount — $161,633.

Kelly publicly blamed his ex for his failure to pay child support during his CBS interview, claiming her “lies” about his abuse are the reason he can’t make any dough.

He also claims he’s trying to reconnect with his kids, but sources close to the situation say that’s BS … he hasn’t even reached out to his family in well over a year.

As you know … Kelly’s also facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Chicago — not to mention new allegations in Detroit of a 2001 sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old.

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Y&R Star Kristoff St. John Autopsy Report rule Heart Disease as His Cause of Death

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According to the autopsy report, Kristoff St. John was discharged from a mental health facility just 2 days before his death. The report says he was admitted after threatening to harm himself.

The report also states that St. John died from heart disease and alcohol abuse … according to a report from the L.A. coroner’s office.

The ‘Young and the Restless’ star’s official cause of death is listed as hypertrophic heart disease and is categorized as accidental, according to the report. The disease makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood and often goes undiagnosed.

As for the “accidental” label — that’s because St. John was apparently on an alcohol binge at the time of his death.

News broke last month that 52-year-old St. John was found dead at his home in San Fernando Valley. Law enforcement sources say one of the actor’s friends went to check on him and found his body. Police and paramedics responded, and pronounced him dead on the scene.

Another source that was close to St. John’s states the actor checked himself into UCLA Medical Center in January for depression issues, and he had just been released a few days before his death. Reports also states that St. John’s depression was partially linked to his son, Julian’s suicide in 2014. It also seems to be the likely trigger for St. John’s heavy drinking at the time of his death.

As you know, around the 3-year anniversary of Julian’s suicide in 2017, St. John’s allegedly threatened to take his own life with a gun … and cops placed him under a 72-hour hold for psychiatric evaluation.

St. John had played Neil Winters on ‘The Young & the Restless’ since 1991 — earning 9 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for the role. He also won 10 NAACP Image Awards.

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Wendy Williams Reveals She’s Getting Treatment for Addiction

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Wendy Williams just made a very personal revelation — she’s now getting round-the-clock help to deal with addiction issues.

She made a very emotional announcement Tuesday on her talk show … revealing she’s currently living in a sober house somewhere in the Tri-State Area — of NY, NJ & CT — and has been for some time now. Wendy teared up quite a bit as her audience listened intently.

Wendy talked about battling cocaine addiction in the past, but never sought treatment to stay clean … until now, that is. She didn’t specifically say what substance she’s addicted to now. Wendy added she has a 24-hour sobriety coach, and spoke lovingly about the “brothers and sisters” in addiction with whom she’s living now.

She took an extended leave from her show back in mid-January and didn’t return until a couple of weeks ago. As you know … she also told viewers last year she was suffering from Graves’ disease before taking a 3-week hiatus.

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Attorney Gloria Allred says Third Sex Tape Surfaces of R. Kelly

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Another sex tape has surfaced that purportedly shows R. Kelly with minors – and attorney Gloria Allred is representing the guy who claims to have found it and turned it over to cops.

Allred just held a press conference in NYC, where her client, Gary Dennis, came forward to explain how he found the tape, and why he’s speaking out now.

Dennis, who says he has no connection to R. Kelly whatsoever, claims he recently found this new sex tape while going through old VHS tapes of his own. He says he initially discovered the tape as a “sports tape,” but that it also had R. Kelly’s name on it.

Dennis goes on to say that he thought the R. Kelly part of the tape would feature a concert of his, but later discovered it was a sex tape as he continued to watch past the sports content. He says he doesn’t know how this tape turned up in his possession but says he watched it and saw R. Kelly engaging in sex acts with what he perceived to be underage black girls … more than one.

Dennis didn’t go into much detail about what he saw on the tape but did say that the girls on camera were doing and saying things based on R. Kelly’s instructions. Dennis also says the girls appeared to be underdeveloped and that the only man on tape — who he claims looked a lot like R. Kelly — seemed to be in charge of the camera.

The guy says the tape appears to have been produced in the 1990s … adding there’s no indication of where it was filmed.

Allred says they’ve turned over the sex tape to law enforcement officials from U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. She wouldn’t comment one way or another on whether she’d personally seen this new tape herself. However, Allred says she believes more tapes of R. Kelly are in circulation.

This tape would be the third one handed to law enforcement in the last month. Attorney Michael Avenatti has already turned over 2 tapes to prosecutors in Chicago … one of which prompted the 10 count indictment against R. Kelly for aggravated sexual abuse.

Over the last week, we have had 5 other individuals contact us with tapes that they claim show R. Kelly having sex with underage girls. Upon investigation, they don’t and the individuals would have no reason to have such a tape. Publicizing this “evidence” undermines the process.

Speaking of Avenatti, he appears to have responded to Allred’s press conference … and seems to be casting doubt on the veracity of her client’s claims.

BTW … Allred already reps a number of R. Kelly accusers, including two women who say he targeted them after a Baltimore concert in 1995. One of those women, Latresa Scaff, says R. Kelly had sex with her without her consent in a hotel room … this after he’d already plied the then-underage girls with alcohol and drugs at an after-party following his concert.

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