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Mariah Carey

KILLS IT In Vegas Rehearsal

Nails the High Notes

18 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mariah Carey is unreal ... we got audio of her full dress rehearsal for her Vegas show which opens tonight, and she sounds as good as she did in 1990 when she hit #1 with "Vision of Love."

Mariah performed for more than an hour Monday night to a packed house at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace, and you gotta hear it. She hits every high note and sounds flawless.  

We got audio from someone in the audience ... filled with various people who work in Vegas-related businesses. We posted a minute-and-a-half and sampled 4 songs. Wait till you hear her hit the high notes in "Emotions."

As for the naysayers who claimed she wasn't rehearsing enough ... whatever she did was clearly enough.

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'Love and Hip Hop'

Ain't No Love Here!

Mally Mall & Nikki Hit the Skids Again

28 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mally Mall and Nikki Mudarris Break Up Again
Hip-hop producer Mally Mall must be bored with love triangles -- the "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star is breaking up with Nikki Mudarris again, but this time THREE other chicks are involved.

Mall and Nikki are known to be on-again/off-again (a recurring theme from Season 1) and their relationship status was set to OFF after a blowup over a Las Vegas fight weekend party. 

According to our sources, the couple was supposed to host a Mayweather/Pacquiao party at a rented house in town, but Mally showed up with three chicks that weren't Nikki ... and she didn't show up at all.

Season 2 is just writing itself.

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James Van Der Beek

'CSI: Cyber' Made Me a Hacking Expert

38 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"CSI: Cyber" has turned James Van Der Beek into a full-fledged cyber-geek ... and he knows exactly how to keep your online info on lockdown.

Our photog tested the actor to see if he'd learned any tips as Agent Elijah Mundo on how people could protect their Facebook info ... and gotta say, he really surprised us with some deep knowledge.

He's impressive ... think about what he says before you start posting selfies.

#beekhacks

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Armie Hammer's Wife

I'm Finally Getting Hammered!!!

48 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0505-hammer-chambers-tmz-01Elizabeth Chambers is finally ditching something she's held near and dear to her -- her maiden name.

Chambers and Armie Hammer were married back in 2010 ... but she never took his name, choosing instead to go by Elizabeth Crawley Buntin Chambers (no Downton Abbey relation).

The Lone Ranger's wife has filed docs in LA -- asking to legally become Elizabeth Chambers Hammer.

Several benefits ... being a Hammer's a good thing, it's easier to write, plus she now has a pass to rock parachute pants ... they're making a big comeback!

Jordan in "Private School"

'MEMBA HER?!

58 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

0505_betsy_russell_jordan_private_school_launchBetsy Russell was only 19 years old when she played the smoking hot Jordan Leigh-Jenson -- opposite Phoebe Cates as Christine -- in the 1983 comedy "Private School." Guess what she looks like now!

Manny Pacquiao

Hit with Class Action Suit

You Screwed Viewers & Gamblers! [UPDATE]

5/5/2015 12:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0505-manny-doc-launch-tmzupdate_graphic_red_bar4:55 PM PT -- Pissed off fans are coming out of the woodwork now -- a 2nd class action suit was filed against Pacquiao in Los Angeles ... TMZ Sports has learned.

It's pretty much the same as the Nevada suit, but the plaintiffs in L.A. have included Mike Tyson as exhibit A the fight was crap. They point out Iron Mike called it "the Dud of the Century."

They're also looking for at least $5 million.update_grey_gray_barManny Pacquiao and his fight promoters have been hit with a class action lawsuit by people who claim he screwed fans, Pay-per-view buyers and gamblers out of serious money by not disclosing his shoulder injury before the Mayweather fight. 

TMZ Sports has obtained the lawsuit filed in federal court in Nevada ... in which Stephane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran are suing on behalf of a class that feel cheated. 

In the suit,  Vanel and Rahbaran claim they are fighting "on behalf of all persons who purchased tickets; purchased the pay-per-view event; or who wagered money on the event."

The plaintiffs are suing Pacquiao, Bob Arum, Top Rank Boxing and others for consumer fraud -- and they're demanding at least $5 MILLION in damages. 

Jason Alexander

I Made T. Swizzle ...

You're Welcome, Swifties

5/5/2015 4:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Taylor Swift owes Jason Alexander everything ... at least that's the way he feels because as it turns out he's not only a huge fan, he kinda put her on the map.

Word is Jason did his best Tay Tay impersonation during a Karaoke fundraiser at L.A.'s El Rey Theatre -- and outside he revealed their little known connection. 

It's all courtesy of a Brad Paisley music vid Alexander directed back in 2007 ... when Taylor was just starting to blow up in country music -- but Jason had her doing something besides singing.

Who knew? Costanza's just as country as Taylor! Well, sorta ...

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Prez Obama

6-Pack Smuggling

In the Oval Office ... Still!

5/5/2015 3:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

When President Barack Obama leaves the White House, he's taking something with him -- his six-pack(ish) abs ... according to his trainer who says El Jefe is still a workout freak.

Our photog in D.C. spotted Cornell McClellan, a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition -- and, more importantly, the man who keeps B.O. and the whole First Family in shape.

McClellan said it's not as tough as you'd think to bark out commands to the leader of the free world -- since, as he puts it ... Obama is "raging against death." Kinda strange for a guy who's only 53, but whatever.

As for the six-pack starter kit the Prez had right before winning office? It seemed to be fading in 2012, but McClellan explains why Obama's no lame duck in the gym.

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Katharine McPhee

Touched

By Estranged Hubby

5/5/2015 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0505-katherine-mcphee-splash-02Katharine McPhee's estranged husband gave her a hand Tuesday ... a very gentle hand.

It's a stark contrast to her split with Nick Cokas, which allegedly came after Katharine was photographed sucking face with her "Smash" director Michael Morris. Katharine claimed in the documents she was already separated from Nick, but he says they were still together.

But things change ... or do they? A source close to Katharine insists Katharine and Nick had a friendly business breakfast in West Hollywood. He's still involved in her music stuff.

The source also says Katharine has a boyfriend. 

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Tyga

Blows Off Campus Ban ...

If You Hire Me, Kylie's Coming Too

5/5/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tyga
 refuses to let anyone tell him where he can bring his underage GF, Kylie Jenner ... so he ignored a college's request to keep her off campus during his concert ... TMZ has learned.  

Tyga performed at Cal State Fullerton's Spring Concert this past Saturday, and according to our sources ... concert organizers told him he should NOT bring 17-year-old Kylie to the show.

We're told not only did the university find their relationship questionable, but the show was 18 and older. Tyga must have known he had the school by the balls -- they couldn't afford to bring in another act at the last minute -- because he went ahead and brought her anyway.

While he was performing ... she was chilling at a table full of chicken wings and other appetizers -- which we're told Tyga suddenly demanded when he arrived ... an hour late.

Organizers didn't want to risk him bailing completely ...so, we're told they just let it go.

Kylie's presence didn't go unnoticed by the students, with one tweeting, "CSUF said guests must be 18 or over to enter spring concert but Tyga brought Kylie as his guest."

As we reported ... Tyga ran into the same situation during a gig in November, but opted to boycott the club. The couple put their age issues aside Monday as they flew out of LAX -- airlines don't care if he travels with a minor.

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Chris Kattan

Ambien Alert

Escorted By Cops From Phoenix Airport

5/5/2015 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Kattan AmbienFormer "SNL" star Chris Kattan had airline personnel on edge at the airport in Phoenix -- and his jittery behavior got so bad, cops had to remove him ... but turns out, Chris just needed a nap. 

Phoenix PD says officers were dispatched to the Southwest terminal on Sunday evening to remove a passenger who'd been barred from boarding his flight. Sources say Kattan was mumbling and nervously walking around the gate until 5 responding officers arrived to escort him out of Sky Harbor Airport.

Cops say Kattan told them he had popped an Ambien earlier in the day, and it was still in his system.

Kattan tells TMZ he was up very late Saturday night for a wrap party, and on his way home to L.A. he missed a connecting flight in Phoenix. He says he was just looking for a spot to crash in the terminal when cops arrived.

Cops took Kattan to a nearby hotel to catch some z's before he caught a later flight. He's grateful the officers were kind ... and cops agree Kattan was cooperative.

Chris had more serious Ambien troubles last year -- he was sentenced to 3 years probation for slamming his Mercedes into a parked vehicle while under the influence of the sleep aid. 

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The Walking Dead:

Star Goes Ballistic over Baltimore Unrest

5/4/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Rosie O'Donnell

Shows Up in Court

For Custody Battle

5/5/2015 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rosie O'Donnell just showed up at a New York City courthouse to begin fighting her custody battle in front of a judge. 

Rosie wasn't talkative but showed resolve as she entered the building.

TMZ broke the story ... Rosie's wife, Michelle Rounds, claims Rosie indulges in alcohol and weed to the point she is not capable of taking care of their 2-year-old daughter Dakota ... it's a stark contrast to the various pics we've seen of Rosie and her daughter.

For her part, Rosie says Michelle is a liar whose end game is squeezing money out of her.

Michelle's lawyer will be in court, asking the judge to order Rosie to submit to random drug testing until the custody matter is resolved. Rosie is asking the judge to enforce the prenup -- which has a confidentiality clause -- and gag Michelle. 

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