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Rachel Uchitel -- Overextended in Cover-Up

6/26/2010 4:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rachel Uchitel -- the pilgrim of mistresses -- wore her finest gown to a 4-hour threesome in Beverly Hills yesterday ... dropping about $5,000 on a whole new 'do, including hair extensions.  But when you've got $10 million ....

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We're told Tiger Woods' #1 lady went to Norma Bouza -- of the famous Cristophe Salon -- to get locked up.

Locks are hair, right?

Michael Jackson Coffee Table Book -- A Steal

6/25/2010 8:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The first shipment of Katherine Jackson's coffee table book about Michael Jackson isn't exactly flying off the shelves in Gary, Indiana.  In fact the books never even made it to the shelves, because they were stolen.

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A rep from the publisher, Vintage Pop, tells TMZ they FedEx'd seven boxes of "Never Can Say Goodbye" to the home of a Jackson family friend in Gary  ... and they were supposed to end up for sale at the new MJ monument.  But someone absolutely, positively wanted them so badly, they stole them right off the front steps of the house where they were left.

We're told a police report was filed with the Gary PD.

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Lindsay Lohan's Spray Tan Could Set Off SCRAM

6/25/2010 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan is flirting with danger by spray tanning, after being warned it could trigger a positive alcohol reading with the SCRAM people.

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Multiple sources say people have told Lindsay she can't get a spray tan while she's wearing the bracelet, because a chemical in the tanning solution can create a reading which would show the presence of alcohol. 

Lindsay's response to that warning -- we're told she's still getting a spray tan 1 to 2 times a week.

And it gets worse.  We're told the famous probationer is "climbing the walls" ... and is "filled with anxiety" because of the mandatory accessory.

Sources tell TMZ Lindsay was OK with it the first week, but the bracelet started digging into her skin, irritating it.  As one person put it, "She's made life hell for the people around her, since she is in pretty bad pain."

And Lindsay's 24th birthday is July 2, and she doesn't like the accessory.

Lindsay wants the bracelet off, we're told, even before her July 6 hearing.  Ain't no way Judge Marsha Revel would even hear of it.

Special Sunflower Delivery To Michael Jackson

6/24/2010 9:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A load of sunflowers were just delivered to Michael Jackson's mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Sunflowerguy.com just delivered 600 single-stemmed sunflowers with individual messages attached to them, along with 100 individual sunflower bouquets and 4,000 roses.

The flowers were dropped 100 yards from the mausoleum, because of construction on the grounds.


Jackson Family Pilgrimage to Cemetery

6/24/2010 7:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Michael Jackson's family -- minus his mom and his kids -- will be making a trek to Forest Lawn Cemetery tomorrow at 11 AM, to pay their respects.

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We're told following the service, there will be a reception at a private estate in Beverly Hills -- not too far from where Michael was living a year ago when his heart stopped beating.

Tony Hawk

I Got Caught

in Helmet Cam Scam

6/24/2010 6:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0624_tony_hawk_EX_gettyTony Hawk is suing over one of the coolest products he ever put his name on -- a digital helmet cam -- claiming the people behind the device are total frauds.

Hawk -- the greatest skateboarder of all time -- filed a lawsuit today in L.A. County Superior Court claiming Prime Entertainment owes him more than $100k in royalties for "The Tony Hawk Branded Digital Helmet Camcorder."

In the suit, Hawk alleges when he signed the deal in 2005, Prime Entertainment "had no intention" of actually paying the guy what they promised. Instead, Hawk states he only received $35k of the $150k he was owed.

Now, Tony is suing for the remained $115k -- plus punitive damages -- citing breach of contract and fraud.

Dr. Conrad Murray -- Saved by Secret Benefactors

6/24/2010 5:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0624_conrad_murray_EXD_GettyDr. Conrad Murray won't lose his Nevada medical license ... because some fat-pocketed friends lent Murray a big chunk of the money he owed in back child support

As we previously reported, Murray was behind on child support and under Nevada law the Medical Board can yank the license of a deadbeat dad.

We're told friends of Dr. Murray's -- fearful he would lose his medical license -- anted up the cash ... we do not know their identity.

Under the terms of the settlement, Murray will have to pay an extra hundred dollars a month to clear up the arrearage, in addition to what he is currently paying -- $1,003.

Sylvester Stallone Partners with Gotti's Son

6/24/2010 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Sylvester Stallone is in serious talks with "Junior" John Gotti to make a movie about his mobster icon father, the late John Gotti.

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Sources say Sly will play Gotti, who died in prison in 2002.  The story is based on "Junior" John's recollections of his tumultuous relationship with his dad.

"The Dapper Don" was the boss of the Gambino crime family -- one of the most powerful mafia families ever.

Gotti was convicted in 1992 of committing 13 murders.  "Junior" Gotti was convicted of racketeering and got out of prison in 2005.  He was indicted for racketeering and murder conspiracy in 2008 but the case ended in a mistrial ...  and then  "Junior" wrote a children's book.

As for Sly playing Gotti -- good casting, we might add -- we're told the project is far enough along that he's ready to pick a screenwriter.


Michael Jackson Estate Threatened with Lawsuit

6/24/2010 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The co-author of a new book on Michael Jackson has threatened to sue the Michael Jackson estate for allegedly trying to discredit the book.

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(center, along with Katherine and two others) -- a businessman who has made money on nude online gambling and nude wrestling -- hooked up with Katherine Jackson to create a coffee table book called "Never Can Say Goodbye." 

Estate lawyer Howard Weitzman told TMZ earlier this week, Mann had no right "to exploit any estate assets" and would take "whatever action is necessary to prevent him from unlawfully profiting."

Mann's attorney now tells TMZ, "The comments by the lawyers for the Estate of Michael Jackson are designed to create fear and ambiguity and may impede our ability to maximize the profits that Vintage Pop (the publisher) and the beneficiaries of the Estate are entitled to enjoy.  These actions are torturous interference and will NOT be accepted and will result [in] litigation to recover the damages against our company."

Weitzman tells TMZ, "The estate will continue to protect its assets when appropriate," adding, "If Mr. Mann or his attorney want to communicate with me, they can contact me directly."

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Joe Jackson Linked to Unauthorized MJ Memorial

6/24/2010 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Michael Jackson estate and others have been asking ... who's behind an unauthorized MJ memorial set to go down Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton -- now, there's a smoking gun pointed at Joe Jackson.

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As we previously reported, the bash is being thrown by a website called VoicePlate.com -- but no one could identify the person responsible for pulling the strings. It's also unclear who convinced Katherine Jackson to record that awkward, scripted promotional video for the tribute.

But now -- a clue ... and it all has to do with the featured entertainment at the MJ tribute  ... a band called the Chi-Lites -- they had a couple of hits in the '70s, including "Oh Girl" and "Have You Seen Her."

If you recall, just days after MJ died ... Joe Jackson shamelessly held a news conference to introduce his new business partner, Marshall Thompson ... a member of the Chi-Lites.

Think it's coincidence that the band got a brand new gig ... at an MJ event?

Didn't think so.

Mariah Carey: I Want That God-Awful MJ Sofa!

6/24/2010 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mariah Carey wants Michael Jackson's living room set in the worst way -- and we mean worst.

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TMZ has learned Mariah has ordered Kenneth Bordewick, her interior designer, to bid on an ornate living room set owned by Michael at Julien's Auctions, which will be held tomorrow in Vegas.

Michael bought the furniture to fill the London mansion he was supposed to live in during the run of the "This Is It" tour.

According to the auction house, the living room set -- which MJ bought for $200,000 -- could fetch $1 million.  The open bid -- $150,000.  The proceeds -- minus commissions -- will go to Jackson's estate.

You gotta believe Mariah will put old lady plastic covers on the furniture, in case Nick has an accident.



Jackson Compound on Lockdown for Anniversary

6/24/2010 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Jackson family compound in Encino is gonna be locked down tighter than Fort Knox on the anniversary of Michael Jackson's death ... because we're told the LAPD is preparing for an onslaught of MJ faithful.

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According to the LAPD, there will be 30 to 40 officers -- some uniformed, some undercover -- patrolling a one block area around the Jackson home on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

We're also told other precautions will be taken -- including "no parking" signs around the house and a ban on all MJ merch sales in the area ... the same rules that will be enforced at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The LAPD says 3,000 to 4,000 shirts were confiscated last year after Michael died -- so you've been warned.

Nas Feels the Pain of Home Ownership

6/24/2010 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's tough being a rapper trying to eke out a living with an ex-wife, a kid and an out-of-control mortgage ... but Nas may have figured out a way to stay afloat.

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TMZ obtained legal docs in which Nas concedes he owes Kelis a skosh less than $300,000 in spousal support.  But it seems the most pressing problem is the mortgage for the home Kelis is living in -- Nas is behind $52,989.22. 

So Nas' lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, filed a payment plan with the court, in which the rapper agrees to pay $17,500 up front, and then pretty much double the $7,800 mortgage payment each month to catch up.

It's pretty amazing -- Kelis' lawyer, disso queen Laura Wasser, has claimed Nas raked in $244,826 a month.

According to the docs, the plan is to sell the home stat.

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We got this photo of Kelis and her son, Knight, out in Hollywood yesterday.

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand ... bucks.


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