The crap storm of Ja Rule's now cancelled Fyre Festival hurts the Bahamas as much as it does concertgoers ... in fact, probably more because tourism is EVERYTHING on the island.
Sources at the Bahamas tourism board tell us ... they were ecstatic about Ja's first annual "luxury" music fest because it was going to be a huge moneymaker and great pub for the islands.
We're told the Bahamas stands to lose out on millions with the festival being called off ... and tourism officials are devastated. The Ministry of Tourism released a statement saying it's "extremely disappointed" ... especially because it offered to help the fest organizers.
Our sources say event planners were in way over their heads ... grossly unprepared for an expected crowd of at least 6,000. However, they don't think the Fyre Festival was a scam, it was just too poorly organized to continue.
Iowa cops have pulled out the legal guns to locate the vehicle that took 'Bachelor' Chris Soules from the scene of the fatal crash.
TMZ has obtained documents showing police have obtained a search warrant for the red Chevy. As we reported, after calling 911 and then checking the pulse of the tractor driver who later died, the Chevy came along, Chris jumped in and left before cops arrived.
Cops want the Chevy as evidence, although it's unclear why. Since the accident occurred Monday, any alcohol present in the vehicle would be irrelevant, since it would not prove what was inside at the time of the accident.
Cops are clearly interested in the results of the blood tests that were taken at the hospital hours after the accident. The search warrant allows police to obtain the results from the hospital.
As we reported, police want to know if Chris was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. Problem is ... when cops found Chris at his house he refused to come out until they got a search warrant, so the blood test results would not reliably show Chris' blood alcohol level at the time of the crash.
Beyonce and Jay Z have learned the hard way it's hard to find a dream home when you're on a budget, even if the budget is $80 MILLION!!!
Bey and Jay have been looking at homes in L.A. for several years, but they've come up empty. Multiple real estate sources tell us, the couple has been pretty firm they don't want to pay more than $80 mil, but they have looked at homes above their price range.
They looked at a Bel Air home for $135 million about a month ago, but our sources say they are NOT buying that house.
There are a few homes they're currently eyeing, but so far they haven't written an offer.
So, you ask, how can you have an $80 million budget and not get your dream house? Well, if you want the best of the best in the City of Angels, you just have to go higher. Check out the gallery.
Megyn Kelly will debut her new show with a sit-down with the entire Kardashian family ... minus 2.
Sources involved in the interview tell TMZ ... the reason Megyn was on the set of 'KUWTK' Thursday was to tape a very long interview with Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, Kendall, and Kris ... everyone but Rob and Cailtyn. Ryan Seacrest, the producer and brainchild of the show, was also interviewed.
You don't see Kim in the pics, but we're told she was there.
Our sources say they were told the interview would consume Kelly's premiere Sunday night show in June on NBC.
The entire family rarely does interviews together ... nonetheless it's unclear whether Kelly walked away with a headline.
As we reported, the NBC Prez went to Russia recently and the buzz is he was trying to score an interview with Putin. Contenders to interview the Russian Prez were Lester Holt, Matt Lauer and Megyn. If the Kardashians are the premiere show, it's safe to say Megyn's not sittin' with Putin.
Festival organizers just announced ... "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we must postpone this experience. We are working tirelessly to ensure each guest leaves the island safely and ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation as we continue to provide ongoing updates via email and our official social media channels."
They added ... refund information will be coming.Ja Rule's Fyre Festival promised luxury but delivered what looks like a refugee camp.
The festival -- the first annual -- kicked off Thursday in the Bahamas, but it's a disaster of epic proportions. Ticket holders paid between $1k and $12k, and what they got was unreal.
-- Living accommodations were used in previous disaster relief efforts
-- The beer stands were empty and the "gourmet food" turned out to be 2 pieces of bread and 2 pieces of cheese
-- The kitchen looks like what you would get when you're camping in the wilderness
-- Security lockers had no locks
Fyre's video pimping the festival showcased Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Emily Ratajkowski on a yacht as a way to lure fans to a luxurious paradise. Not exactly as advertised.
Blink 182 pulled out Thursday ... saying they're "not confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give fans."
Pretty clear Ja Rule didn't see this coming -- he posted a pic 2 days ago just before boarding a private jet headed for the festival.
Fyre released a statement, acknowledging "things got off to an unexpected start at day one."
Megyn Kelly was on the set of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Thursday ... and it's not hard to connect the dots to figure out what's up.
Megyn's jumped from FNC to NBC, where she'll anchor a Sunday night magazine show premiering in June.
We're guessing she wasn't doing a cameo on 'KUWTK,' so by the powers of deduction it seems she's interviewing the klan for her new show.
If she interviewed Kim about the robbery, Ellen may have stolen her thunder ... Kim talked and cried about it on her talk show this week.
The Prez of NBC News went to Russia a few weeks ago and the buzz was that he was trying to score an interview with Putin and Megyn was a contender to ask the questions. No word if Putin's on board, but hey, she got Kim K.
Trump Tower will remain what resembles a police zone -- barricades and all -- even after June when Melania and Barron Trump pack up and move to the White House.
NYPD sources tell TMZ ... security detail will remain mostly unchanged. A spokesperson said the security detail would be "adequate," but would not elaborate.
Short story ... the building will still be crawling with cops and Secret Service, there will be barricades outside the building and police outside will be ready for protests that get out of hand.
Fact is ... Donald Trump hasn't returned to NYC since he was inaugurated, favoring Mar-a-Lago on weekends. Once Melania and Barron make their move, the top penthouse will remain largely vacant for the duration of Trump's tenure as prez.
But our sources say it's still the president's home and the Secret Service and NYPD are aware he's extremely controversial and the building has become the place to go in NYC for protests ... protests that can easily get out of hand.
Law enforcement is also concerned if they let up on security it will send a message that the building is an easy target.
As for cost ... it's steep. The price tag for protection is around $100k a day, and it triples when Trump comes to town. It won't be much different after the entire family packs up and leaves.
The Hollywood Hills home of Doris Roberts -- the beloved mom on "Everybody Loves Raymond" -- is up for sale a year after her death.
Doris' heirs are selling the classic 1927 pad for $2.45 million. The 3,700 sq. ft. house has 3 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, and sits on a promontory on a 11,600 sq. ft. double lot. The view of L.A. and the coastline's not too shabby.
The home has a sun room, a huge master bedroom and an outdoor kitchen.
The home is listed by Rodeo Realty agent, Roger Perry.
In related news, Doris died in April 2016 but for some reason lots of people just heard the news this week ... and sent out super belated condolences.
Playing dirty on "The Bachelor" is just like the 2016 Presidential campaign ... according to "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch.
Turns out Middleditch is a huge 'Bachelor' fan and when we got him at LAX Thursday he told us he saw lots of similarities between last season's most notorious villain, Corinne Olympios, and candidate Donald Trump.
Thomas thinks Corinne's tactics weren't so far off from the ones Donald Trump employed against Hillary in the 2016 election.