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Mariah Carey

KILLS IT In Vegas Rehearsal

Nails the High Notes

5/6/2015 1:00 AM PDT 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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Chris Brown

Takes 2 Huge Falls

At Vegas Birthday Bash

23 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown's birthday celebration on the Vegas strip had bottles poppin', hot chicks dancing, and ... absolutely adorable little baby videos.

Yeah, Chris' 26th bday party at Drai's was way different from his others, because this one featured home vids of Royalty on a big screen -- and you've gotta see the look on Chris' face ... daddy is smitten.

The video is pretty wild for a few reasons -- Chris hands out Ace of Spades bottles to fans in the crowd ... Chris shows off his badass dance moves ... AND Chris spins himself right off the stage!

0506-chris-brown-fall-GIF-INSTAGRAM-02Breezy also got the champ to come out -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. showed up flashing a tiny bit of the more than $200 mil he earned at the office last weekend.  

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Retired U.S. Olympian

Uses Javelin to Pull Daughter's Tooth

(Epic Video)

53 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

Tooth fairy better pay EXTRA for this one ... 

Here's video of retired U.S. Olympic athlete Bryan Clay -- who took gold in the decathlon in 2008 -- helping his daughter Ellie remove a loose tooth ... by tying it to a javelin!!!!  

The footage is crazy ... Clay launches the javelin .. tooth goes flying out of Ellie's mouth ... then, blood. 

By the way, MEGA PROPS to Ellie -- who's so tough, she not only DIDN'T cry ... but only asked for a glass of water to wash out her mouth!!! 

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'Ultimate Survival Alaska' Star

Jimmy Gojdics

Shot Dead in Alaska

5/6/2015 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0506-ultimate-survivor-ng-01Jimmy Gojdics, who competed on the National Geographic Channel show "Ultimate Survival Alaska," was shot dead in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was 69.

Alaska State Troopers rushed to Gojidics' home Sunday afternoon, according to Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. When troopers arrived, they found Gojdics in grave condition.

He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Cops are calling it a homicide, but so far there are no suspects.

Gojdics competed on season 2 of the show, and finished fourth with his team.

'Love and Hip Hop'

Ain't No Love Here!

Mally Mall & Nikki Hit the Skids Again

5/6/2015 12:50 AM PDT 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

5/6/2015 12:40 AM PDT 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.

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Armie Hammer's Wife

I'm Finally Getting Hammered!!!

5/6/2015 12:30 AM PDT 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!

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Jordan in "Private School"

'MEMBA HER?!

5/6/2015 12:20 AM PDT 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!

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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. 

  
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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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Star Goes Ballistic over Baltimore Unrest

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

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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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