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'Cash Me Ousside' Girl I'll Do Your Meet and Greet For $30k Minimum!!!

2/25/2017 1:00 AM PST
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0224-danielle-bregoli-fa-tmz-getty-01Danielle Bregoli's now getting true star treatment ... huge paydays for showing up at events and just being herself.

We're told Danielle is making more than $40k to do a meet and greet in May with fans at the Rolling Loud Music Festival.

The owner of the company throwing the festival tells us he also cut a deal to throw Danielle's 14th birthday bash in March, and she'll get a cut of the ticket sales.

Danielle's reps -- yeah, she has them -- tell us this is their new norm -- $30k minimum for appearances in the U.S. and $40k if she has to leave the country.

We're told a NYC bar offered her $5k and Danielle just laughed and passed.

Beyonce Coachella Cancellation Ticket Resale Prices Go Up!!!

2/25/2017 12:50 AM PST
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0223-beyonce-coachella-INSTAGRAM-02Beyonce's Coachella cancellation didn't cause resale prices to plummet ... in fact, it's been quite the opposite -- tickets actually went up in price.

When Bey pulled the plug Thursday, the cheapest resale GA pass was going for $540 on StubHub. Twenty-four hours after the cancellation, tickets were going for $550 a pop.

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Coachella insiders tell us it just reinforces the fact ... fans of the festival are going for the experience and not one particular headliner.

As TMZ reported, the festival was almost completely sold out before Beyonce's appearance was announced. There clearly wasn't an avalanche of resales on the market ... otherwise the prices would have dropped.

Dana White Here's McGregor's Next Opponent ... Hint, It's Not Floyd

2/25/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White has an update on the status of the Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather megafight ... "WE ARE NOWHERE."

TMZ Sports saw Dana out in L.A. Friday afternoon ... and asked if there has been any progress made in the negotiation.

FYI -- Dana, Floyd, and Conor are all in Los Angeles.

The answer, no.

In addition to telling us who Conor definitely will not fight next ... the UFC honcho also breaks down with who and when Conor will next step into the Octagon.

The opponent is ...

The Magic Castle Magician's Body Discovered Possible Suicide

2/24/2017 9:33 PM PST
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0224-the-magic-castle-tmzThe Magic Castle shut down to the public Friday evening after the body of a magician was found in a closet ... and it appears the man hanged himself ... TMZ has learned.

We're told paramedics responded to the Hollywood landmark around 7:30 PM after a man with a bag over his head, and dressed only in his underwear, was found by an employee.  The magician was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Magic Castle is a legendary private restaurant and performance nightclub ... and has become a favorite for magicians while they're in L.A.

As of now, cops are investigating the death as a possible suicide.

The Magic Castle had no comment.

Story developing...

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Kurt Angle Linda McMahon's a PERFECT FIT ... For Trump's Cabinet

2/25/2017 12:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Wrestling legend Kurt Angle says America's in great hands now that Linda McMahon has officially been confirmed as part of Donald Trump's cabinet ... 'cause she's a "genius."

The WWE Hall of Fame inductee says his former boss is the perfect person to head the Small Business Administration ... and has proven herself by turning the WWE into a billion-dollar business.

"If you doubt Linda McMahon, you'd have to be literally crazy."

Linda's entire family -- including Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Shane McMahon, Triple H -- joined her at the White House last week to make it official.

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Ron Howard Trump Team is Acting Un-American

2/25/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ron Howard's super disappointed by Trump and company ... but he sees a solution.

Ron was out in Beverly Hills Friday and was clearly upset by the latest ... banning certain outlets from media briefings.

Ron's a big believer in the power of the ballot box, and even though he didn't support Trump, he's still holding out some hope.

UFC's Valentina Shevchenko Amanda Nunes Is a Chicken ... Bock, Bock, Bock

2/25/2017 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

UFC badass Valentina Shevchenko says Amanda Nunes is straight-up SCARED to fight her -- and she's already thinking up excuses to avoid meeting her in the Octagon.

Shevchenko -- who just beat up Julianna Pena last month -- says her sights are set on a superfight with the reigning UFC women's bantamweight champ ... if Nunes doesn't chicken out.

"[Nunes] is looking for any kind of reason to avoid the fight because she knows I'm dangerous," Shevchenko tells TMZ Sports.

In fact, Valentina says she already knows the excuses Amanda will try and use.

For the record, Shevchenko and Nunes have fought once before -- Nunes won that fight, but it was close.

The rematch seems like it's just a matter of time ... should be a good one.

2 Chainz I'm Cleaning House at My Tapas Joint After Tanking Inspection

2/25/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0224-2-chainz-escobar-restaurant-TMZ-012 Chainz was so pissed after his ATL restaurant bombed a health inspection, he immediately 86'd at least 5 rookie managers from the joint ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the rapper tell us he immediately hired new bosses at Escobar Restaurant and Tapas -- all of whom have at least 5 years restaurant experience. We're told Chainz made the quick change on the heels of the joint scoring 59 out of 100 last week with the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Escobar just opened in December, and it's his first venture into the restaurant biz. We're told 2 Chainz feels the problem was hiring inexperienced people to run his place. He thinks his new hired guns will clean house ... literally.

The health dept. says it found raw hamburgers stored over collared greens, raw shrimp/fish over sweet potatoes, and a mold-like substance in the ice machine. Inspectors will be back next week.

A rep for 2 Chainz tells us they've "made major changes to continue to be champions of food safety, service and just plain good food."

Mia Khalifa Hey Ladies, Jameis Winston's Not Sexist ... He's Just Not That Smart

2/25/2017 12:15 AM PST
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Ex-porn star turned sports blogger Mia Khalifa says everyone piling on Jameis Winston's comments needs to CALM DOWN ... saying the dude isn't sexist, he's just not great with words.

Khalifa shot to fame as the #1 adult star on PornHub a couple years ago (she's still ranked #2 even in retirement), and is a HUGE Florida State fan ... probably the hottest FSU fan on earth.

She's a sports blogger now, and when we asked her if she took any offense to Winston's statements, she backed up her QB, but also threw a couple shots his way.

"Maybe he shoulda stayed that extra year."

BTW ... check out the gallery of Mia below, and keep your mind outta the gutter (impossible).

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Amber Rose Oh, I OWN Ace of Diamonds ... I Have Receipts!!

2/24/2017 11:21 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Amber Rose isn't sweating the lawsuit accusing her of lying about buying Ace of Diamonds strip club because she's getting a trademark to back her up ... TMZ has learned.

According to docs, Amber formed a corporation called Ace of Diamonds, Inc. and back in December filed for a trademark on the name, as well as the abbreviation "AoD." The docs say the trademark will be for "entertainment services in the nature of live dance performances" and "gentlemen's clubs featuring exotic dancing."

It hasn't been stamped and approved just yet, but she's clearly confident she's going to get it. It also explains why she blurted it out at the All Def Movie Awards.

As we first reported, the current owners of the club say Amber doesn't own a damn thing, and they've filed a $1 million slander suit against her.

Amber's trademark could face an uphill battle because the current AoD has been operating for years, which carries legal weight. Still, she's pressing ahead ... telling us she's opening a new location in a month and a half -- still on Monday nights. 

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Jose Fernandez Married His H.S. Sweetheart in 2012

2/24/2017 11:17 AM PST
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We now know why Jose Fernandez's marital status was listed as divorced in his death certificate -- he wasn't even old enough to drink when he got married back in 2012.

TMZ Sports did some digging and according to the marriage license we've obtained ... Jose and Alejandra Baleato Marichal got married in December 2012 in Tampa, Fla. They were both 20 when they tied the knot.

According to court records ... the marriage lasted only 18 months.

We broke the story ... Jose's death certificate listed him as having been divorced. We knew he had a pregnant girlfriend at the time of his tragic boating accident, but knew nothing about an earlier marriage.

According to a Tampa Bay Times article ... Jose and Alejandra met while still in high school.

Norman Reedus & Diane Kruger Yeah, We've Got Baggage

2/24/2017 10:30 AM PST
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0224-diane-kruger-norman-reedus-together-photos-launchDiane Kruger and Norman Reedus just moved past rumored fling status to romantic road trip couple.

We got these shots of the celebs in NYC returning Thursday from a getaway in his fancy sports car. Diane was all smiles as Norman unloaded the whip. Who knew Porsches had that kinda cargo space?!

Kruger and "The Walking Dead" star have been tight since early 2016 -- even before she split from Joshua Jackson -- but now it looks like they've taken the next step.

Prez Trump Makes It Official ... Get Your Wall Bids Ready!

2/24/2017 10:07 AM PST
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0224-donald-trump-wall-doc-2Donald Trump is officially ready to go to wall -- he put out word for construction companies to prepare their bids to build the multi-billion dollar project ... as promised.

The Dept. of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection just posted notification that it will be accepting electronic bids starting on March 6, and will be a two-stage process. First step is submitting a design for the wall.

The DHS estimates the total cost will be $21.6 billion. Most interestingly, they say they'll be handing out contracts by mid-April ... so, this is moving quickly.

The prez spoke at CPAC Friday morning, and boasted about the progress.

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