There's a heavy police presence at the St. Louis Blues hockey game Tuesday night -- with officials making sure fans feel safe amid the insanity in neighboring Ferguson ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We spoke with staffers at the Scottrade Center -- who tell us there is "about double" the amount of security at the arena ... most of which are off-duty cops privately hired to work the event.
It's the first major sporting event in the area since the grand jury in the Mike Brown case announced it would not be indicting Officer Darren Wilson.
FYI -- there are roughly 2,200 National Guard troops in Ferguson to help maintain the peace.
Don't forget, there were clashes outside of the St. Louis Cardinals games back in October when protesters and Cards fans faced off over the issue.
Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail tonight.
Denied From the Club
No Fame, No Bottle ... No Service!!
11/25/2014 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former "Moesha" star Marcus T. Paulk tried to party like it was 1999 -- when he was a big TV star -- but got rejected at a nightclub ... where he found out money talks way more than old acting credits.
Paulk was outside DBA in West Hollywood Monday night where he gave us the play-by-play of his attempts to get inside. He waited and waited -- with friends in tow -- but it never happened ... even after he was told he could get in, if he got bottle service.
You gotta see it unfold ... seems like Marcus was hoping the bouncer would recognize his celebrity because our camera guy was shooting him. No dice.
By the way ... watch for his commentary on Ferguson. Not a good look, bro.
Charged With Stalking
Pink Undies Off the Table
11/25/2014 1:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The infamous "pregnant man" Thomas Beatie just got charged with felony stalking ... but he can rest easy ... he won't be joining the pink underwear crowd at Phoenix's Tent City prison.
As we first reported, Beatie was busted for allegedly stalking his ex-wife by tracking her with a GPS device.
Maricopa County court officials tell us ... Beatie -- a transgender man -- won't do time at Tent City even if he's convicted of a felony because he's a first time offender.
As you know Tent City's the place where male inmates are forced to wear pink undies.
The reality is ... Beatie will most likely get probation.
Couldn't Wait to Get Naked
11/25/2014 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke's nude girlfriend likes being ... nude.
April Love Geary is only 19 ... she couldn't even do this legally until a year ago. Butt clearly she couldn't wait to bare arms, and legs and ...
We got our hands on modeling pics April took with famed photographer Neave Bozorgi, who has an eye for very hot young women.
It's unclear whether Robin saw the pics before he began dating April, but if he did, it's kinda like test driving a Porsche ... once you get behind the wheel, you just gotta have it.
Ariana Grande to Bette Midler
If I'm the Kettle,
You're the Pot
11/25/2014 10:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
2:27 P.M. PST -- Ariana just posted on Twitter, "Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement! not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!!! always a fan no matter what my love"
Ariana Grande is both hurt and more than a little indignant that Bette Midler called her a whore in a recent interview, telling friends she embraces sexuality on stage -- JUST LIKE BETTE DID.
Midler pissed off Grande with her comment, "It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering on a couch," adding, "You don't have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead."
People close to Ariana tell us, the singer is "shocked" Midler called her out for 2 reasons ... 1) Ariana is a huge Bette Midler fan, and 2) Bette did exactly the same thing Ariana does.
Truth be told ... when Bette Midler hit big in the '70s ... she was overtly sexual and raunchy on stage.
Having a Hookah
Good Time in Abu Dhabi
11/25/2014 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If you're the Royal Family, these photos can be viewed two ways ...
Glass half empty: Prince Harry is partying his face off in Abu Dhabi, spotted by Clickstarpics last week on a yacht smoking a hookah.
Glass half full: He kept his clothes on.
Harry has been having himself a good time the last few days -- he's in town for the Grand Prix -- and even snapped a selfie with Tyrese, who posted the photo and wrote, "Prince Harry.... #AbuDhabiNights Oh what a night!!!!!! He asked me for a selfie with me on HIS PHONE!!!!!!"
"Fast & Furious 8" perhaps?
Spelman College -- We Still Have Your Back
11/25/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby may have lost some concert dates here and there, but he's not losing the support of Spelman College ... the institution he has richly funded.
An official from Spelman -- which received a $20 million gift from Cosby and his wife Camille -- tells TMZ they have not had a single conversation to change anything regarding Cosby's relationship with the college in the wake of the torrent of sexual assault allegations.
The school dedicated a 69,000 square foot facility to the Cosbys -- the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, EdD Academic Center.
The school, which also established the William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professorship Program, notes the Cosby gift was made more than 25 years ago and the relationship is cemented.
Cosby famously gave the commencement address at Spelman in 2006.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Miley Cyrus Can Party with My Fam
11/25/2014 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Get ready for inflatable penises and people in teddy bear suits all over Hyannis Port (again?) ... because Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says Miley Cyrus is welcome at the Kennedy Compound.
Since Miley started dating Patrick Schwarzenegger, we've wondered how Miley and her antics would fit in with the buttoned-up Kennedy clan.
Sounds like RFK Jr. and his wife Cheryl Hines had a summit about this very topic -- check out his endorsement for Cyrus. Of course, the real question might be ... can they keep up with Miley?
You've been warned, H.P.
Marries Baby Mama
Lindsay Left In The Dark
11/25/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Lohan has finally made an honest woman out of GF Kate Major ... but no one alerted his kids.
Lindsay Lohan's old man got hitched Oct. 30th in a private ceremony at Hillsboro Beach in Florida. It was so private neither Lindsay nor Mike Jr. were invited ... or even told.
Here's the thing. When Lindsay finally did find out ... she didn't care.
We're told Michael's motivation was his soon-to-be-born child. This is #2 for Michael and Kate.
They've had a rough ride with multiple mutual arrests. Hopefully "till death do us part" comes naturally.
'Star Trek: Voyager' Actor
I'm Scared For My Life
My Wife's Gun Was Used in MURDER
11/25/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Star Trek: Voyager" actor Robert Picardo says his estranged wife is under investigation in a murder case, and he now believes his own life is in imminent danger.
Picardo -- who's in the middle of an ugly divorce from Linda Pawlik -- asked a judge to throw Pawlik off his property STAT, because he's deathly afraid of her. She's currently living in a guest house on the property -- after Picardo got a restraining order against her.
In new court docs, Picardo says Pawlik was questioned by cops after her friend, Edward Mello, was found dead Oct. 29 in a hotel room -- killed with a handgun he says was registered to Pawlik.
Picardo claims Pawlik was ordered to turn over all 10 of her handguns when he got the restraining order ... but he claims at least 4 guns were never turned in -- and one was used to murder Mello. He also claims Pawlik hangs out with violent criminals and drug users.
A judge sided with Picardo ... and ordered Pawlik to move out of the guest house and off the property by Dec. 7. ... but Picardo has to pay $10K toward her moving expenses.
We tried several times to reach Pawlik ... but so far no word back.
He Steals, He Has Drugs
AND HE DOESN'T GET CHARGED!
11/25/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Andy Dick was caught with drugs when he was busted earlier this month for grand theft ... but TMZ has learned he won't be charged with either crime.
As we first reported ... Dick was arrested after a guy claimed Dick ran off with his $1K gold chain ... when the two stopped to chat on Hollywood Blvd.
According to the D.A.'s office ... when Dick was popped by cops, he was carrying a single Adderall pill -- and he didn't have a prescription -- so he could have been charged with possession.
But we're told ... the D.A.'s office decided against filing the drug charge because Dick had such a minimal amount. They also declined to file grand theft charges because Dick had already given the necklace back ... and there was no evidence he ever planned to keep it.
Johnny Manziel Accuser
I've Got Pics Of Fight Injuries
11/25/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The man who claims he was attacked by Johnny Manziel and his "entourage" last week says he's still in pain from the alleged hotel beatdown ... and says he's got pics to prove it.
TMZ Sports spoke with Chris Gonos ... who claims his left elbow was jacked up by Johnny's crew during a fight at The 9 hotel in Cleveland late Friday night.
Gonos says the picture shows severe swelling and a nasty bruise -- but claims he also suffered a swollen lip and and injuries to his eye.
Gonos says he's not sure who hit him -- but he's confident the assailant was part of Johnny's crew.
Police are investigating the incident ... but so far, no arrests have been made.
As for Johnny, he tells a very different story ... saying he was "accosted by a very aggressive man and his associates" at the hotel that night.
Manziel also says he was never rolling with an "entourage."
Odell Beckham's H.S. Coach
I Tried to Get Him to Catch With 2 Hands
... He Wouldn't Listen
11/24/2014 5:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Check this out ... we just spoke with Odell Beckham Jr.'s high school coach Nelson Stewart about the insane 1-handed catch -- his quotes are fantastic.
-- "We tried to stop him from catching the ball with one hand in high school ... but then we said, 'This is stupid, he never drops the ball. Let's just let him.'"
-- "Now we have a problem with our players trying to catch the ball with one hand. They say, 'But you let him do it.' I say, 'You are not Odell Beckham!'"
-- "He said he wants to have his high school jersey hanging at the high school one day. We haven't given his number away since -- so I think he's on his way."
-- "His hands were bigger than anyone on our team. He literally never dropped a ball. He redefined everything you could do."
Fun Fact -- OBJ went to Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans ... where Eli and Peyton Manning played their prep ball.