"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Adrienne Maloof says she was robbed of a priceless necklace, but she's hoping the thief is a kind-hearted bandit who will someday return it.
We saw Maloof at Berri's in L.A. and she told us about a diamond encrusted necklace that was stolen from her house a while back ... possibly during a party at her Bev Hills mansion.
Maloof tells us the diamonds alone are worth more than $10K -- but that's NOT the reason she wants it back.
Sued Over Unpaid Jewelry Bill
And Some of It Was Fake!
8/28/2014 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sean Kingston is being sued by a NYC jeweler for not paying for several pieces of really, really nice jewelry -- and two pieces of cubic zirconia ... TMZ has learned.
According to the lawsuit, filed in New York, Kingston got more than $200,000 worth of ice from Avi Da Jeweler from 2008-2013 ... but never paid for any of it. In the suit, Avi says Kingston wrote checks seven different times over the years, and they all bounced.
Avi claims the orders throughout the years included watches and chains (two featuring Kingston's initials), a diamond "Jesus piece," a belly button chain (we're guessing not for him) ... and a cubic zirconia necklace and bracelet.
The jeweler also claims Kingston never returned a $12,000 ring he loaned him for a "106 & Park" appearance.
In all, Avi claims he's owed $226,200 and he wants an additional million bucks in punitive damages.
A rep for Kingston tells TMZ, "Mr. Kingston has paid Avi Da Jeweler well over $300,000 for jewelry that was appraised at far less than that and has the cashed checks to prove it. Additionally, no one would continue to supply jewelry to another individual for 5 years without ever receiving payment. Mr. Kingston fully intends to fight this lawsuit in a court of law."
'Dancing With The Stars'
For New Cast
8/28/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Famously eccentric designer Betsey Johnson is bringing her brand of crazy to "Dancing with Stars" ... along with the much younger YouTube fashionista Bethany Mota.
As we told you ... ABC had been looking to sign a big social media star ... and found her in 18-year-old Mota ... who's amassed more than 7 million fans with her YouTube tutorials on fashion, hair and makeup.
Sources close to the show tell us ... producers have also tapped "Back to the Future" actress Lea Thompson, Jonathan Bennett from "Mean Girls," Janel Parrish from "Pretty Little Liars," and Sadie Robertson -- granddaughter of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson.
Still missing ... a major Hollywood star.
I've Been Saved ...
From Mariah Carey
8/26/2014 5:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Cannon had that "single guy glow" Monday afternoon as he left his soon-to-be ex Mariah Carey's apartment in NYC.
Freedom is a wonderful thing.
As TMZ first reported, Nick and Mariah are on good terms now after being unable to stand each other just six months ago.
BS No Time to Zip
Wardrobe Malfunction STAGED
8/25/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nicki Minaj CLAIMS her dress was unzipped during her performance at the VMAs because she didn't have enough time to get ready ... but that's BS -- she pulled the same stunt during rehearsals.
Eyewitnesses who watched Nicki's rehearsal Sunday morning tell TMZ ... she walked on stage wearing the same dress -- unzipped. One eyewitness says it caught her eye because she initially thought Nicki had come out in a robe.
We're told Nicki was wrapping her arms around the dress in a "weird" sort of way ... trying to manipulate it to see how much would be exposed.
And we're told ... the VMAs created a make-shift dressing room right off stage -- draped with black sheets -- so she would have enough time to change.
Whatever, it worked ... everyone's talking about it.
VMA Party Shooting
Hot Model Hit
'My Ass Took A 9mm' Bullet!!!
8/25/2014 8:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Fashion model Megan Hawkins just earned her street cred ... but it may hamper her career ... she took a bullet apparently meant for Suge Knight at Chris Brown's VMA party ... and took it in the butt.
The 5'11" blonde-haired, blue-eyed model posted photos -- showing her in a hospital bed and using a walker to get around -- with the comment, "my ass took a 9mm and I'm keeping it as a souvenir."
Megan -- who's just 19 -- was one of 3 people shot inside 1Oak nightclub early Sunday morning.
Here's an unspoiled view of Megan pre-wound. Enjoy.
The Many Faces Of
Sarah Jessica Parker
8/23/2014 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Look, Up in the Sky ...
It's the Superman Costume!
8/20/2014 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rihanna vs. Selena Gomez
Who'd You Rather?
(Short Shorts Edition)
8/20/2014 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's Rihanna rocking a pair of tiny denim shorts Tuesday in New York City ... and Selena Gomez donning a similar pair in L.A.
The question is ...
Still Rockin' Celtics Gear
... After Trade to Wizards
8/19/2014 9:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a question -- if an NBA team trades you away to another squad after one season, do you still rock their gear out in public?
Ya do if you're Kris Humphries.
Kim Kardashian's ex-husband was out in L.A. sportin' his Celtics sweat pants yesterday -- despite the fact the team shipped him out to the Washington Wizards back in July.
Kris didn't seem too bothered by the issue when our guy asked him about the fashion decision -- but people like Allen Iverson got crushed when he rocked another team's gear out in public while he was playing for the 76ers.
More recently, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick took all sorts of heat for rockin' a Miami Dolphins hat.
So, was Kris out of line ... or just out of clean clothes?
Dropped From His Own Clothing Line
8/15/2014 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
War Machine no longer does Alpha Male S*** ... that's because he's been dropped by the clothing line he helped create.
The company has a new owner, who wants nothing to do with the wanted MMA fighter, saying, "ALPHA MALE clothing has been taken over by a NAVY SEAL. We have NO affiliation with Jon/WarMachine."
The Alpha Male clothing website links to a site for Christy Mack merchandise, which weirdly still features War Machine.
'Million Dollar Listing'
Reality Show Grandma Dies At 94
8/13/2014 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Million Dollar Listing" star Edith Flagg died today at the age of 94 ... TMZ has learned.
Edith was a holocaust survivor and fashion mogul -- and became a fan favorite on her grandson Josh Flagg's show.
Josh told us ... "My grandmother was a legend, not only in my eyes, but in the eyes of the countless people she helped and touched. Beverly Hills and LA have lost one of the great members of the community."
Edith fled her native Austria at the age of 19 to escape the Nazis ... eventually making it to the US in the 1940s, where she built her fortune in the fashion industry. She was a big supporter of the United Jewish Welfare Fund and The City of Hope.
Edith famously brought polyester to America after finding the fabric in Switzerland. Disco is forever in her debt.
This Is No Put-On ...
I Like Putin
8/12/2014 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mickey Rourke has been wandering around Moscow this week sporting not one, but two different Vladimir Putin t-shirts ... and it's no accident ... he's a big fan of the Russian prez.
Rourke put on one of the t-shirts in front of a crowd of people and a few photogs. He said he's met Putin a few times and described him as "a good guy."
The "Sin City" star, who says his current girlfriend is Russian, said the t-shirt is not a political statement and he doesn't "give a f*** about politics."