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Stan Lee

Buy My Mansion

And I'll Throw In Spider-Man

3/29/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Stan Lee is wheeling and dealing ... unloading one of his mansions and willing to sweeten the deal with Spidey.

Our real estate sources tell us ... sure, you can snag Stan's ritzy pad in the posh Bird Streets of L.A. for $5 mil.

Now here's the sweetener ... he's willing to throw in the autographed, life-size Spider-Man statue in the entry, but not for free -- it's $25k extra. The extra cash will go to charity.

Stan snagged the 5,000 sq. ft. house with 5-bedrooms and 7.5 bath for his daughter back in 2012 for $3.4 mil, but she's moved on, so he's cashing in.

Remember, house spiders are good luck.

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Reggae Artist Mavado

Philippe Chow Only Likes Black in Bean Sauce

3/28/2015 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0328-mavado-instagram-01Reggae Artist Mavado claims he was treated like a bum and even verbally abused at a fancy Asian restaurant ... simply because he's black.

Sources close to Mavado tell TMZ ... he hit up Philippe Chow in NYC for lunch Thursday with his family, when he was curiously put in the back of the restaurant, even though it was pretty much empty.

Mavado didn't complain and the family got down to business, chowing down at Chow, when he walked over to another empty table and had someone in his family take a pic of him.  He says that's when a manager said he couldn't sit at that table because they were expecting guests.

Mavado claims the manager added he was prohibited from using his phone in ANY manner.

He then claims he got the bum's rush ... all of the food came out at once.  We gotta say, that's what Asian restaurants typically do, but that's his story.  He says he felt like they wanted to get him out.

Things got hot as fish grease when Mavado's wife tried sending the rice back.  He says the manager came over and pitched a fit.  He says the rice stayed put, yet it was included in the bill.

Mavado then accused the restaurant of treating him shabbily because he's black, and the manager allegedly slammed the bill on the table and told him never to come back.

Mavado claims his manager was later contacted by the restaurant and they profusely apologized, saying they didn't know he was a famous person.  Mavado says he'll never go back.

As for the restaurant, we called and a manager said, "We are talking to Mavado's people and we have no comment."

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Scott Disick

Turnt Up in Vegas

After 'Rehab'

3/28/2015 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Scott Disick was a wild man in Vegas, scoring a big fee for hosting Friday night festivities at 1OAK.

Disick, you know, bailed on rehab a week ago because he said he had business obligations.  Before he left his cushy Costa Rican facility, he partied at 2 nightclubs.   He kept it going last night.

No evidence Disick, who famously has problems with alcohol abuse, was boozing it up in the club.

You hear Disick scream in the video, inviting clubgoers to orally pleasure his friend.

The whole rehab thing is really starting to sound fallacious. 

 

Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift is Fine

And She's Good for Business, Too

3/28/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327-calvin-harris-taylor-swfit-TMZ-01Calvin Harris went from outright rejecting Taylor Swift to embracing her, and several friends tell us, there's a business side to his change of heart.

Calvin and Taylor are now full-on dating, but just months ago he said he would left swipe her on Tinder because she's "the opposite of my type."

So why the change of heart? Our sources who are prominent in the DJ world say Calvin got to know Taylor through the Haim sisters, Taylor's best friends. Calvin and Haim have a hit song, "Pray to God," that was released earlier this month. He got to know her and liked her.

But our sources say Calvin is the best businessman among DJs and knows the cache of dating the biggest pop star in the world.  

They believe Calvin has developed feelings for Taylor, but they say he's wired for success and there's no hard dividing line separating his personal life from business. 

We feel a song.

Ralphie May

Screw Ludacris ...

Paul Walker Joke at Bieber Roast was Funny

3/28/2015 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ralphie May thinks non-comedians like Ludacris should leave comedy to the professionals, because Ralphie's indignant at Luda's indignation over that Paul Walker joke during the Justin Bieber roast.

Our photog got Ralphie at LAX Friday and he made no bones about it.  He thinks Luda's a "bad sport" for going ballistic when Jeff Ross cracked, "Move Bitch, get out of the way, is what Paul Walker should have told that tree."

You gotta hear Ralphie ... he does NOT mince words.  He thinks Comedy Central kisses the asses of stars and that's why they cut the Walker joke from the roast.

OT Genasis

I'm NOT in Love with the Popo

3/28/2015 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0328-ot-genasis-tmz-02OT Genasis got busted in L.A., but not for what you think.

The dude who has drug abusers and clean folk alike singing "I'm in Love with the Coco" was pulled over Wednesday night for blowing a red. Cops ran his license and, voila ... 2 arrest warrants.

We're told the warrants were for traffic violations, so he was taken to the station and booked.

The good news ... OT seems to be making bank off his song.  He has Tahoe money, and a new one at that.

Rich Homie Quan

Dramatic Boat Escape

... Is a Lie!!!!!!

3/28/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0326_rich_homie_quan_gettyThere is no Santa Claus, aliens aren't real and Rich Homie Quan did NOT escape in a speedboat from the scene of an alleged assault ... so yeah, everything you've ever believed is pretty much a lie. 

RHQ is still a wanted man in Miami Beach, FL for allegedly decking a security guard who didn't let him into a club. According to the police report, Quan "fled east towards the dock where he boarded a boat in Dock 14 and took off." 

But people who were on the boat tell TMZ, that didn't happen. We're told RHQ did indeed board a yacht ... but that he partied there for at least an hour, in plain view, before taking off.  

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No arrests have been made, but the bodyguard isn't waiting around ... he's already filed a lawsuit against RHQ.

Jeremy Piven

Cubs Will Win It All

... Thanks To Will Ferrell

3/28/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs ... Jeremy Piven says you're about to end one of the most legendary eras of futility in the history of sports ... and it's all 'cause of Will Ferrell.

Piven was out in NYC when we asked the Chicago born star if this is the year the furries from the midway finally get off the schneid and win a World Series.

Check out the clip -- Jeremy (Ari Gold, let's be real) says the Cubbies got it in the bag and its Ferrell's spring training antics that broke the curse. 

FYI -- Ferrell spent some time as the Cubs 3rd base coach during a Spring Training game earlier this month ... and it was hilarious.

If Piven's right ... the Knicks might wanna give Will a call. 

Floyd Mayweather

Still Flexing over De La Hoya Victory

... With $100k Painting

3/28/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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'Memba when Floyd Mayweather beat Oscar De La Hoya in 2007?

Floyd does ... and he commissioned a $100k painting to honor the victory ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Mayweather hooked up with famed charcoal painter Dave Hobrecht ... who tells us Money ordered a custom piece of art a few months ago, featuring 7 fights he's especially proud of. 

Among the defeated -- Guerrero, Cotto, Hatton, Mosley, Alvarez, Marquez and, of course, De La Hoya ... who's featured right in the center of the painting. 

There's more ... Hobrecht says Floyd sent authentic used training artifacts to accentuate the painting including hand wraps, corner padding, speed bags and jump ropes. 

The painting will ultimately end up in one of Floyd's homes ... right next the to emerald belt he's hoping to get on May 2nd. 

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'Neighbors With Benefits'

Real Swingers Blast Show

We're Not All HOT!!

3/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Neighbors With Benefits" ... the new reality show about swinging couples ... blows the big one, at least according to a couple of high profile swingers on the Playboy payroll.

Michael and Holli, hosts of Playboy Radio's "Swing" ... say A&E's show takes their sensual lifestyle and makes it look like a weird sex cult -- plus it's loaded with false information about the community. 

On 'Neighbors,' which is set in Ohio, the couples flaunt their sexuality in bars and swap out in the open -- but Michael and Holli say that just ain't how it goes down. And what really pisses them off is the show's claim you have to be "hot" to partake.

The hosts insists peeps of all shapes, sizes and looks are welcome.

Just drop your keys in the bowl.

Darius McCrary

Ex-Wife Perjures Herself

Retracts Claim of Violence Against Son

3/28/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Darius McCrary Custody Battle Michael JacksonDarius McCrary's ex-wife says she lied when she swore under oath he beat his kid.

Karrine "Superhead" Steffans filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- admitting she perjured herself when she joined forces with Darius' baby mama in a child support war over their young son. Karrine claimed she saw her ex beat the boy with a spoon.  

But Karrine had a change of heart, and filed new legal docs saying she lied because she was "hurt and upset" over their divorce. Tell that to a judge in a perjury case.

Sometimes allies can shoot you in the foot. 

NFL's Chris Ogbonnaya

EPIC PRANK ON CAM NEWTON

Surprise, I'm Not From Africa!

3/28/2015 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cam Newton is totally gonna freak when he sees this ...

His ex-Carolina Panthers teammate Chris Ogbonnaya told TMZ Sports he pulled off the most elaborate prank ever on the superstar QB ... and this video officially marks the end of it.

Ogbonnaya -- who now plays for the NY Giants -- was leaving Mastro's this week when we asked the running back about the best prank he's pulled since he's been in the NFL.

He then told us about how a slight mix-up led to Cam believing he was raised in Nigeria, and how Chris turned that into an epic gag that never ended ... even when he ran into Newton at the Super Bowl last month.

In fact, the only way Newton will learn Ogbonnaya is actually from TEXAS ... is if he watches this video. 

All good things come to an end ...

Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Takin' The Next Big Step ...

A Ballin' Bev Hills Hideaway

3/28/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jason Statham and his supermodel GF Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are finally taking the big plunge ... by going halfsies on a ballin' $13 mil Bev Hills estate.

There's only one sure way to know Hollywood love is real ... shackin' up. Our real estate sources say the action star and his leading lady went 50/50 on a sprawling 5-bed, 8-bath, 7119 sq. ft. mansion that even has a waterfall pool.

The timing  is perfect -- they just celebrated 5 years of love. And the plot thickens, because Rosie's been sporting what looks like an engagement ring since December.

Mazel.

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