Mariah sushied out at Nobu in Malibu with Bryan Tanaka, the backup dancer who got super flirty with her ... so much so Packer had it out with him in Mariah's dressing room and then got Tanaka banned from Caesar's Palace, where MC performs.
As we reported ... Mariah and James had a nuclear breakup ... she claims after he did something terrible to her assistant last month on a yacht in Greece.
Lady Gaga does not mind a hand or 2 -- or 10 -- on her ass when she's performing ... 'cause she let her fans do just that Thursday night.
Gaga was performing at The Satellite in L.A. Thursday wearing booty shorts, when she fell butt first into a full-on crowd surf. In their defense, concertgoers were just holding her up ... but her cheeks were fully up for grabs in the process.
James Packerwent crazy on a guy he suspected was making moves on Mariah Carey ... sources connected with Mariah tell TMZ.
Our Mariah sources say Packer grew jealous of her relationship with Bryan Tanaka -- her dancer and choreographer -- and the tension boiled over in June at Mariah's show.
We're told Bryan wasn't dancing that night due to an injury, so Packer thought it was weird he botherd to show up. Packer pulled Bryan into a room for a little mano a mano. Our sources say there was a ton of yelling, but it's unclear if it got physical.
We're told Packer was so crazed he used his casino ties -- he owns several in Australia and Asia -- to get Tanaka banned from Caesar's Palace, where MC performs. This photo of Bryan was circulated to security.
We're told Mariah didn't make a fuss because Bryan, who was nursing a knee injury, wasn't dancing. Mariah sources say she feared Packer. As we've reported, she thinks he's "mentally unstable."
Our Mariah sources think James got suspicious after she gave Bryan a lap dance -- a staple in her show -- during a May performance in South Africa.
The guy who played Darth Maul in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a woman ... TMZ has learned.
Raymond Park was a panelist at Super Megafest Comic-con in Massachusetts last weekend, and law enforcement sources tell us they got a 911 call early Sunday reporting an assault at his hotel. Park's rep says cops woke the actor in his room, and spoke to him about claims he struck a woman.
Park was questioned, but never detained or arrested. His rep says Park was partying with fans Saturday night at his hotel bar, but insists he never assaulted anyone. Witnesses tell us he seemed kinda wasted while throwing darts, but no one saw anything violent.
For what it's worth, Park was back at the convention Sunday. Cops say their investigation is still ongoing.
The New York woman who's got Hillary Clinton's head on a stake in her front yard says people are threatening to burn her house down.
Eileen Fuscaldo of Bellmore, NY tells us she's getting hammered by passersby who are threatening to turn her house into a pile of ashes ... because they're offended by her Hillary-themed haunted house.
You gotta see the place -- it's strewn with Halloween decor and Hillary's face plastered all over.
Watch -- Eileen's pad has already fallen victim to a paintball drive-by. She vows not to back down.
The makers of some 'Elf on the Shelf' merch awoke to find a lawsuit ... courtesy of the woman who literally wrote the book on the holiday craze.
Carol Aebersold, co-author of "The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition" ... made a fortune selling gear based on the book. But in a lawsuit she says Maureen and Manus McGee have been hawking knockoffs, and even participated in the illegal download of 'Elf' movies.
In the docs, Carol says the McGees even bitch about eBay yanking their listings -- because they're unauthorized -- insisting they have a right to sell their version.
Carol's elf co. is suing for every dime the couple's made in the elf game -- and yes, they want all the "counterfeit" dolls hauled off shelves.
Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence had a scare Thursday when his campaign jet slid off the runway after landing in NYC.
Pence flew into a rainy LaGuardia Airport, which is notorious for its short runways. The VP candidate told reporters the worst of it was some mud splashing on the cockpit windows ... and he's doing just fine.
No injuries were reported. The airport was closed in the aftermath.
The vandal who went to town on Donald Trump's star has more than enough money to defend himself in court ... he has a massive Dr. Seuss art collection and, get this, his great great granddad created the Otis Elevator Company!
James Otis just got out of jail after being arrested for felony vandalism, and he has quite the pedigree. In addition to the lift ... James' great grandfather on his mom's side invented Listerine, and James himself boasts the biggest Dr. Seuss art collection in the country.
So ... he might write:
I do not like Trump here or there I do not like Trump with his hair I do not like Trump and his wall I do not like Trump at all I do not like Trump with Billy Bush But I do think Trump likes a big fat tush I do not like Trump in a car But I do like smashing Trump's Hollywood star