Tito Jackson stiffed 200 kids in Detroit who were waiting for him to judge a talent competition, according to a promoter, who is threatening to sue the brother of Michael Jackson, according to TMZ.

Darrell Strickland -- the promoter who organized "Tito Jackson's 'THIS IS IT!' Talent Search" -- told TMZ he paid Jackson $3,500 to judge the competition, which was supposed to happen last weekend.

Strickland said Jackson didn't call, didn't write, didn't send Jermaine in his place ... nothing.

"Over 200 kids were there expecting to see Tito and were all upset about him not being there," Strickland said. "We really promoted this event ... And now that he didn't show up, I want my money back."

Maybe he should ask the judge to force Jackson to do another event, only those 200 kids in Detroit have to judge HIS talent.

Right -- no need to get ugly.

Jackson has not commented on the matter.

Strickland said he'll sue if he doesn't get his money back.

SELENA GOMEZ CHASES JUSTIN BIEBER: Selena Gomez flew to Norway on Thursday. Justin Bieber was already in Norway on Thursday.

That's a pretty crazy coincidence, if you think about it.

Or is it?

Duh Duh DUH.

Us Weekly quoted a source saying, yes, Selena Gomez took a trip to see her ex-boyfriend, the Beebs. The "Spring Breakers" actress landed in Oslo shortly before Bieber began his concert at the Telenor Arena.


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Maybe she went to make him cry some more.

When Bieber left the stage, Gomez was waiting backstage. "They have a crazy connection," the source said. "They just can't seem to break their connection. It can be intense."

So, in other words, they're kids who are just old enough to not yet understand where this is really going.

The couple, who broke up several times in 2012, most recently split up just before New Year's Eve. Gomez, 20, and Bieber, 19, were vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and had "another huge fight," an insider told Us at the time. "Selena won't forgive him." Another source added that Bieber was "really down about the breakup."

Sounds like he's no longer so down ... for now.

KIM KARDASHIAN GOT DIVORCED: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are officially divorced, once they sign the final paperwork.

That's too bad. Somehow I was hoping those crazy kids could still make it work.

A judge in Los Angeles dissolved the marriage Friday morning, according to TMZ. Despite reports that a settlement was in the works, the judge ruled Humphries gets none of the $7 million he wanted from Kardashian. Humphries apparently also dropped his demand for an annulment based on fraud. Which may have something to do with Kardashian asking the judge not to hit Humphries with a financial penalty for not showing up to court last week.

Both parties will pay their own attorney's fees.

Well, at least the pregnant Kardashian is now free to marry the father of her child, Kanye West. Right, Kanye?

Kanye ...? You there, Kanye?

(Crickets).

Uh-oh.

SETH MACFARLAND MAY HOST THE OSCARS AGAIN: Seth MacFarlane can't host the Oscars again ... can he?

According to website Just Jared, MacFarlane was asked to return as host of next year's Academy Awards by last year's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who were brought back as producers on Tuesday.

No comment so far from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

MacFarlane's first try as Oscars host had mixed results. The broadcast was watched by over 40 million people (making it the highest-rated entertainment awards show in three years), but MacFarlane was criticized by those who thought his material was sexist, misogynistic and juvenile. Many found his song "We Saw Your Boobs" in the ceremony's early going particularly offensive. Three of the actresses mentioned (Jodie Foster, Charlize Theron and Hilary Swank), were topless during rape scenes.

"The 'Boob' song, as it will be known in perpetuity, may go down as the highest-rated Oscar number in history, but at what cost?" actress Jamie Lee Curtis wrote in a blog on the Huffington Post. "I'm sure public executions would get big ratings too, but is that what the Oscars are truly about? Ratings? When did they turn into a 'roast'?"

Zadan said the song was meant to skewer MacFarlane himself.

"It was not about the women that were mentioned, the song was about him being a bad host and him being a juvenile, which was why he was a bad host," Zadan told the Huffington Post in March. Meron added that "everyone who complained missed the joke, it was satire."

I'm sure that cleared it up for all those rape victims out there.

MacFarlane said afterward that, though he had fun, he wasn't interested in hosting again.

Contact Tony Hicks at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/insertfoot.

APRIL 20 IN HISTORY

Saturday is April 20, the 110th day of 2013. There are 255 days left in the year.

1836: Congress voted to establish the Wisconsin Territory.

1861: Col. Robert E. Lee resigned his commission in the United States Army. (Lee went on to command the Army of Northern Virginia, and eventually became general-in-chief of the Confederate forces.)

1863: President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation admitting West Virginia to the Union, effective in 60 days (June 20, 1863). 1889: Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria.

1912: Boston's Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game while Navin Field (Tiger Stadium) opened in Detroit. (The Red Sox defeated the New York Highlanders 7-6 in 11 innings; the Tigers beat the Cleveland Naps 6-5 in 11 innings.)

1945: During World War II, allied forces took control of the German cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart.

1968: Pierre Elliott Trudeau was sworn in as prime minister of Canada.

1972: The manned lunar module from Apollo 16 landed on the moon.

1978: A Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 crash-landed in northwestern Russia after being fired on by a Soviet interceptor after entering Soviet airspace. Two passengers were killed.

1988: Gunmen who'd hijacked a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet were allowed safe passage out of Algeria under an agreement that freed the remaining 31 hostages and ended a 15-day siege in which two passengers were slain.

1999: The Columbine High School massacre took place in Colorado as two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher before taking their own lives.

2003: U.S. Army forces took control of Baghdad from the Marines in a changing of the guard that thinned the military presence in the capital.

2008: Danica Patrick became the first female winner in IndyCar history, capturing the Indy Japan 300.

2010: An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers and began spewing an estimated 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months.

2012: A judge ruled that George Zimmerman could be released on $150,000 bail while he awaited trial on a charge of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a Feb. 2012 confrontation in a Sanford, Fla. gated community.

BIRTHDAYS

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (93), actor George Takei (76), actor Ryan O'Neal (72), actress Jessica Lange (64), actress Veronica Cartwright (64), actor Clint Howard (54), actor Crispin Glover (49), actor Andy Serkis (49), actress Carmen Electra (41), reggae singer Stephen Marley (41), actor Joey Lawrence (37).

Associated Press