Drake 'Hotline Bling' Xmas Sweaters Selling Like Holiday Hotcakes
11/25/2015 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Drake's "Hotline Bling" can only mean one thing ... HUGE ugly Christmas sweater sales.
Tony Madalone, the owner of Fresh Brewed Tees, tells TMZ his team put together the Drizzy-inspired gear just a few weeks ago, and they officially went on sale Wednesday. We're told the customer response has been insane, selling more than $20k in merch in just a couple hours.
With the success of the song, it's no surprise sales went from 0 to more than 100 real quick.
But don't worry, the sweaters won't cost 10 bands, 50 bands, or 100 bands ... one can be yours for just $50.
Mariah Carey I Got Myself Another Massive Malibu Rental House
11/25/2015 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey is turning into Airbnb's best customer -- she is currently renting her second Malibu mansion and it has the same massive price tag as her first one.
According to our sources, MC is staying in a gorgeous beachfront home in a gated community in Malibu. We're told she will use the five-bedroom home as one of the locations for the upcoming Hallmark Christmas movie she's directing. Mariah is also filming at Beacher's Madhouse in Hollywood.
Just like her last rental ... this one goes for $10,000/night.
The beach pad is just temporary -- Mariah is still shacking up in Bev Hills with her mega rich boyfriend James Packer.
Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone Legal Docs Claim Mental Incompetence ... But Healthy Sexual Appetite
11/25/2015 9:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Viacom Chairman and CEO Sumner Redstone is in the middle of a legal war, with his ex-lover/caregiver fighting in court to regain control over decisions that will keep him alive ... and her arguments involve sex.
Manuela Herzer claims in legal docs she was once romantic and for a long time a close friend and confidant with the 92-year-old Redstone -- who also started Midway Games which produced Mortal Kombat -- and in September of this year he chose her to make medical decisions on his behalf.
Herzer claims things changed radically just one month later when Redstone's health and mental state really deteriorated. She claims Redstone's people threw her out of his home and she no longer had the power to make medical decisions.
Herzer now claims Redstone was in such bad shape mentally he did not have the capacity to strip her of the power he gave her just a month earlier.
In her docs, Herzer suggests a marker showing Redstone's mental deterioration was when he started ignoring doctors orders. She says he "demands, to the extent he can be understood, to engage in sexual activity every day, even though Dr. Gold has repeatedly recommended that he abstain from daily sexual activity."
The docs also claim Redstone can't write, his signature is almost a straight line, "appearing as if someone moved the paper under his pen," he has "spontaneous crying spells" and can only converse in "brief grunted responses."
An attorney for Redstone tells us, "Ms. Herzer's claim that she filed this lawsuit out of concern for Mr. Redstone is preposterous." They added, "It proves only that Ms. Herzer will stop at nothing to pursue her personal financial agenda."
A judge has yet to rule.
Master P I CAN BEAT KOBE ... In 1-On-1
11/25/2015 11:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Boosie Pray For Me ... I Have Cancer
11/25/2015 8:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Boosie is asking fans to pray for him because he just found out he has kidney cancer.
The Louisiana rapper posted his plea on Instagram, saying, "prayer is power that's why I'm letting the world know" about the diagnosis, but his announcement caught some people close to him off guard.
We're told Boosie's team was not happy he revealed his condition ... which is why the caption was deleted shortly after the initial posting. The photo of Boosie eating a meal remains on his IG.
Boosie is only 33, but he's been living with diabetes for years.
He just got out of prison last year ... after serving 5 years on a drug charge.
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Charlie Hunnam My Dream Is to Fight Conor McGregor
11/25/2015 8:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hunnam says he's a HUUUGE fan of Conor ... and watched a bunch of McGregor fight videos to help motivate him to get in shape for his new flick, "Knights of the Roundtable."
In fact, Hunnam says the Notorious One had such an impact on him during his training ... "In my mind I thought, 'Maybe I could fight Conor McGregor?!'"
Don't worry ... Hunnam's not crazy ... and says he knows EXACTLY how that fight would go.
Ya gotta watch the clip ... Hunnam predicts how long he thinks he would last in the cage. He may have overestimated.
Chris Rock Mystery 7-Year-Old Lived with Family on Pleasure Visa
11/25/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The 7-year-old South African girl who mysteriously began living with Chris Rock and his now estranged wife for years has been in the U.S. with the help of a visitor visa ... TMZ has learned.
As TMZ reported, a little girl named Ntombi began living with Chris and Malaak in 2008, when she was just 6 months old. There is no evidence the Rock family ever adopted the child, but they treated her like a daughter, making her part of the family and enrolling her in school.
Our sources say Ntombi entered the country on a B2 "visitor for pleasure" visa. The visa allows the visitor to stay in the U.S. for up to 1 year, after which time the visitor must go back to her country and fill out paperwork before coming back.
We're told Ntombi and Malaak went back to South Africa every year and reconnected with the girl's biological family, which included a mom, a dad, a brother and a sister. We're told each time, Ntombi and Malaak returned to the U.S. in short order.
Sources connected with Chris say he has no idea if money ever changed hands from his family to Ntombi's parents. We tried reaching Malaak's lawyer, but never got a call back.
Rita Ora Birthday Collision with ... Lewis Hamilton and a Pole!
11/25/2015 7:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rita Ora's 25th birthday was almost a night she'd never remember because she almost knocked herself out by smashing into a giant metal pole.
Ora was leaving a London restaurant Tuesday night after celebrating her bday with friends, including Formula One stud Lewis Hamilton. Looks like it was a verrry good night ... based on Rita's near headfirst stumble, anyway.
Friends don't let friends concuss alone.
'Shahs' Star Jessica Parido Here's How I Rolls Now
11/25/2015 7:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Shahs of Sunset" star Jessica Parido made a big entrance at Craig's in WeHo Tuesday night, showing up in the brand new car she got from the new guy holding her hand.
We don't know the identity of the guy, but we're told he gave her the Rolls-Royce they rolled up in.
Maybe she should rethink the ring ...
Anna Trebunskaya Hurls at 'DWTS' After-Party
11/25/2015 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
'DWTS' dancing pro Anna Trebunskaya looked fabulous when she arrived at the big after-party at Beso Tuesday night, but an hour and 40 minutes later she was puking her brains out.
Anna beat a hasty retreat just after 11 PM but lost it at the front door. The gnarliest part ... she's wiping her mouth when someone asks her for an autograph and she obliges.
We're guessing it wasn't the food.
Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid Rebound Date
11/25/2015 6:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
They showed up at The Nice Guy in WeHo at around 10:30 PM where they entered from the back so there's only a fleeting glimpse. Two hours later they resurfaced and left together.
Gigi hit up the same spot Sunday night at Justin Bieber's after-party, where she was photographed leaving in a SUV with Zayn.
Wu-Tang Clan Sells ONE Album ... For MILLIONS!!!!
11/25/2015 6:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Wu-Tang Clan ain't as crazy as you thought -- they just sold a single top secret album for more than $1 MILLION, and what IS crazy is ... the buyer can't share the music publicly!!
You'll recall the Wu announced it had spent 6 years recording a double album called "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" ... and would auction it off. Not a copy, but THE only album. Well, Forbes says the bizarre plan worked -- it sold at auction for a "price in the millions."
The American buyer wants to remain anonymous, like the record itself.
Part of the deal is he or she must wait 88 years to release the 31 cuts to the public -- which means RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Method Man et al. will NEVER hear the music played in a club or on the radio. On the plus side ... they'll probably die rich.
"Diversify your bonds, bitches!"