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Celine, J Lo, Mariah & BSB ISIS Won't Scare Us Away from Vegas

5/25/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Celine Dion, Jennifer LopezMariah Carey and the Backstreet Boys are standing firm ... they will all take the stage in Las Vegas despite an ISIS threat to hit the Strip.

We contacted various people connected to all 4 acts, and are told they have not wavered in the wake of an ISIS recruitment video soliciting lone wolf attacks on the Las Vegas Strip.

Security will be ramped up in a big way -- both because of the Ariana Grande concert bombing and the new video -- but the shows will proceed. Celine and J Lo took the stage Wednesday night and will perform again this weekend. The Backstreet Boys are set to perform next month and Mariah shortly thereafter.

That said, if people have purchased tickets but now want refunds because they're afraid to attend, our sources at The Colosseum at Caesars -- that's where Celine and Mariah perform -- tell us people will "likely" get a refund.

As for Lopez and BSB ... Planet Hollywood wouldn't give us a clear answer on the subject of refunds.

Scarlett Johansson Drags Katy Perry's Drag Queens Into 'SNL' Party!

5/25/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scarlett Johansson saved the day for a couple of Katy Perry's drag queen performers during the finale of "Saturday Night Live" ... by getting them into the after-party.

A group of Katy's drag queens -- who performed with her for 'SNL's' final episode this season -- tried attending the official after-party at Rockefeller Center in NYC ... but were denied because they weren't on the list.

The band of 15 knew Katy could only have a few guests, so they understood.

As they walked away, 2 drag queens ran into Scarlett and 'SNL' cast member, Colin Jost -- whom she's reportedly seeing. Scarlett was on a mission, telling the group, "That's ridiculous! Everyone knows that drag queens should always get into a party -- come with us!"

And just like that ... the drag queens got in. Swish Swish.

UFC's Angela Magana I'm Suing Cris Cyborg!! 'She F***ed Up Big Time'

5/25/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC fighter Angela Magana says Cris 'Cyborg' Justino is gonna pay for punching her in the face this past weekend ... telling TMZ Sports she's lawyer'd up and is ready to sue.

We spoke to Magana who says she's "most definitely" suing Cyborg for her medical bills and has been cooperating with authorities ... who she claims are pursuing felony assault charges.

(As of now, Cyborg has only been cited for misdemeanor battery.)

Angela also calls B.S. on people who say she had it coming after taunting Cyborg online ... saying Justino needs to have thicker skin.

Magana also sent a message to Cyborg.

"You f***ed up, big time. You can't do what you did. I'm gonna get you as hard as I can get you." 

Michael Jordan '84 Olympics Shoes Up For Bidding Could Fetch $100k+!!

5/24/2017 4:19 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Jordan's hand-signed 1984 Olympics kicks are up for grabs ... and their final price tag could reach more than 6 figures!!

One week after M.J.'s red Team U.S.A. jersey from the same Olympics hit the auction block, SCP Auctions is showcasing the highly-coveted Converse sneakers.

The kicks are ultra-rare 'cause shortly after the Olympics, His Airness signed with Nike.

The size 13 shoes are considered to be in great condition, despite the wear and tear of game use ... and feature Jordan's original autograph.

The auction starts today ... and SPC tell us the sneakers could bring in over $100K.

No word whether the kicks will give you "Like Mike" Bow Wow hoopin' skills ... but still, super cool.

Barry White's Son Sues My Dad's Widow Can't Get Enough of His Dough

5/24/2017 2:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Barry White's son is almost broke and nearly homeless ... and he claims it's all because he's getting the raw end of the deal from his father's trust.

Darryl White is suing the legendary singer's estate and Barry's widow, Glodean White, saying she promised he'd get his fair cut, IF he agreed to not sue her to challenge the amount of money he was getting.

Darryl says Glodean never let him see the will after Barry died in 2003, instead it was more like ... trust me.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, he says he agreed and got payments up until September 2015. Darryl, who's a singer himself, believes Glodean is using up his father's dough to support her lavish lifestyle. He's suing to finally get a look at the will, and a proper accounting of what he's due.

We've reached out to Barry's estate and Glodean, so far no word back.

Manchester Arena Explosion Bev Hills Doctors Offer Victims Free Surgeries

5/24/2017 1:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The surviving victims of the Manchester Arena explosion have a new ally ... 5,000 miles from the UK.

Face Forward -- a Beverly Hills-based non-profit that helps survivors of violent and disfiguring crimes -- has sprung into action after the nail bomb killed 22 and injured 59.

Face Forward is offering victims free facial reconstructive surgeries. Face Forward is also offering airfare, accommodations, anesthesiologists, medicine and an after-care nurse. The team includes surgeons, doctors, dentists and therapists.

The org's been around for a decade now with big celebs -- from Sharon Stone and Nelly to "Sugar" Shane Mosley -- touting its work.

Some of the most extreme examples ... reconstructive surgery for a Kenyan boy whose face was distorted after he was beaten at an orphanage, and a domestically abused woman who needed to have her jaw wired shut for a year.

Their families can contact the organization here.

Live Nation Offers Refunds For England Concerts

5/24/2017 11:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Live Nation is sympathetic to people who bought tickets for concerts in England, offering them refunds if they're too scared to attend ... TMZ has learned.

Sources at Live Nation tell us refunds will be available for UK concerts featuring Katy Perry, Iron Maiden, KISS, Robbie Williams, Phil Collins, Depeche Mode, and James Arthur. BTW, Senator Bernie Sanders also has a show scheduled at 02 Academy Brixton, and it's sold out.

Our sources say Live Nation has not made a decision on refunds for other countries, but they are having discussions at offices worldwide ... and they expect to come up with a policy soon.

The decision to refund tickets in England is partly because of the attack at the Ariana Grande concert and partly because the Prime Minister has made it clear ... another attack seems imminent.

One Live Nation source tells TMZ, "We've gotten about a thousand media calls but very few consumer calls asking for refunds."

Dani Mathers Convicted in Body Shaming Case

5/24/2017 11:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

Former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers has a choice ... either go to jail or do some hard labor, as her punishment for secretly taking a pic of an elderly woman in a gym locker room and then shaming her on social media.

Mathers was in court Wednesday and copped a plea in her criminal invasion of privacy case. The judge told Mathers she could pick door #1 or door #2.

Door #1: 45 days in jail and 36 months probation.

Door #2: 30 days graffiti removal ... again with 36 months probation.

She chose door #2.

You'll recall Dani took a pic of a naked, 71-year-old woman at an LA Fitness and then posted the pic on Snapchat with caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."

The judge didn't lecture Dani ... it was all business.

Kim Kardashian Starter Home with Humphries for Sale

5/24/2017 11:07 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A piece of Kim Kardashian history is for sale ... the Beverly Hills home where Kris Humphries popped the question -- leading to their 72 day marriage -- is on the market for $5.5 million.

Didn't work out for the happy couple, but Kim -- who bought the 3,800 square foot Tuscan property for $3.4 million -- did make some changes when she sold it 3 years later for $3.6 mil.

The 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath place really looks like it's straight outta Italy. The patio has an outdoor fireplace, pool with mini waterfall, and a gazebo overlooking the immaculate landscaping.

As for Kim K nostalgia ... check out the salon-like room off the master suite. Really takes you back to the old Kim K days.

Josh and Matt Altman from "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" are handling the sale.

Ariana Grande Concerts Canceled at Least Through June 5

5/24/2017 10:42 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande's concerts have been canceled until June 5 and maybe longer, until her team figures out how to address new security concerns.

Grande's management confirms the story TMZ broke, telling us, "The Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost."

Ariana's team has cancelled the London O2 shows this week and all shows through her scheduled Switzerland concert a week from Monday.  

As we reported, Ariana is devastated by the terrorist bombing after her concert. She's currently with her mom in Boca Raton.

Here is the full statement from Ariana's management: "Due to the tragic events in Manchester the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost."

"The London O2 shows this week have been cancelled as well as all shows thru June 5 in Switzerland. We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence."

"Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together. Thank you."

Amber Portwood Meets with Vivid, Porn Talks Begin

5/24/2017 10:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-"Teen Mom" Amber Portwood is ready for the next stage of her career -- and it's looking like it could be in porn, because she's met with porn giant Vivid Entertainment.

Sources connected to negotiations tell us Amber and her boyfriend, Matt Baier, met with Vivid honcho Steven Hirsch in L.A. on May 8. We're told Hirsch had reached out to Amber in the past, and since she was already in town for the MTV Movie & TV Awards ... she decided to have the sit-down.

It's unclear if she's signed on the dotted line yet, but ya don't have to be a rocket scientist to know why Hirsch wanted this meeting. Vivid's made a bundle with its Farrah Abraham movies, and since Amber's always been one the most popular "Teen Mom" chicks ... it totally makes sense.

Amber and Matt tell us, "The meeting with Steven and Vivid was very professional and low key." They wouldn't say if a deal is done. Ditto for Hirsch ... who would only confirm he had the meeting.

Something tells us ... we've seen this movie before.


Ric Flair To Sports Fans Don't Fear Terrorists We Gotta Keep Showing Up

5/24/2017 10:34 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ric Flair says there's one way to beat the cowards responsible for the terrible Manchester Attacks ... SHOW UP ... telling TMZ Sports we can't be afraid to go to big events.

As we reported, the WWE is looking into whether a live event scheduled for June 6 at Manchester Arena will still take place ... saying they were consulting with authorities before making the call.

In the wake of the attack, the NBA and law enforcement has ratcheted up security for the NBA Playoffs ... and that's sure to make some fans wonder if the risk is worth leaving the house.

We talked to Flair in NYC, and he very passionately told us fans HAVE TO continue heading out to live events, because we can't let terrorists intimidate us from living our lives ... which is what they want.

Well said, Naitch.

Justin Bieber No Hablo Español During 'Despacito' Live

5/24/2017 8:47 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber's seemingly masterful Spanish singing on the #1 hit "Despacito" did not translate in a live performance ... unless we missed the "blah blah blah" lesson in Español class. 

The Biebs got on the mic Tuesday night at 1 OAK in NYC, where he tried singing along to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's hot record -- which features Justin singing the hook in Spanish.

It appears Justin forgot the more intricate elements of the chorus, and by intricate we mean everything but "despacito."

The takeaway here -- Spanish is hard when it's not written down for you in a studio. 

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