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50 Cent

Jeweler Says Rapper's Crew Brutalized Him

Stole Expensive Jewelry

5/10/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0508-50-cent-TMZ-0150 Cent is smack in the middle of a criminal investigation after a guy claims 50's goons pistol whipped him and stole a quarter of a million dollars in bling.

Robert Marin, who owns LAX Jewelry Co., tells TMZ he went to Vegas during fight weekend because he wanted to sell the rapper a watch and chain worth $250K.  Marin says he met 50 at Drai's nightclub, showed him the jewelry and 50 was in, but they needed to negotiate a price.

Marin says they stayed at Drai's  until the wee hours Saturday and 50's crew invited him to see Floyd Mayweather's gym ... an offer he couldn't refuse.  Marin claimed when they arrived things turned ugly.  He says 2 of 50's guys pistol whipped him, stole the jewelry and fled. 

Marin has filed a robbery report and Vegas cops are investigating.

50's people say the story is BS ... his attorney Scott Leemon tells us, “On behalf of 50, I can adamantly deny that he or his security had anything to do with these baseless and false allegations.”

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Wahlberg to Mayweather

You're a Great Boxer, But that Jewelry ... Fabulous!

5/9/2015 8:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0509-mayweather-mark-splash-01Mark Wahlberg was blown away at the Clippers game last night, but it had nothing to do with the Clippers rout over the Rockets ... he was mesmerized by Floyd Mayweather's bling.

Mark and Floyd were sitting courtside, not beside each other, when Mark walked over to Floyd to admire his ridiculously expensive bracelet.

Meanwhile, Khloe and Kendall had laser focus on the game ... at least for a second or two. 

Tons of stars showed, including Billy Chrystal, Macy Gray, Adam Devine and Bob Odenkirk.

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Carmelo Anthony

Check Out This $565,000 Watch!!!

[Update]

5/8/2015 11:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0508-carmelo-anthony-watch-INSTAGRAM-01File Under: "It's GREAT to be Rich" .... 'cause Carmelo Anthony just strapped on a brand new watch ... worth $565,000!!!!!!

Melo just posted the timepiece on Instagram ... and now, we've learned why -- it's a super limited Greubel Forsey ... one of the most popular brands with hardcore watch collectors. 

So, why's the watch so valuable? It's not loaded with gold or diamonds ... it's what's under the hood -- precision mechanics. Plus, the 3D globe on the watch took the company 18 months to develop. 

It's not like Melo can't afford it -- the guy's in the middle of a 5 year $124 MILLION contract. 

update_graphic_red_bar1:01 PM PT -- Turns out, Anthony didn't buy the watch ... yet ... but he's VERY interested in it. 

Here's the deal, Carmelo is a partner in Haute Time -- a luxury lifestyle website/magazine ... and last night, he organized an event for 15 ultra-wealthy collectors to check out and try on some exclusive Greubel Forsey pieces. 

During the event, Melo fell in love with the globe watch ... and we're told he's "very interested" in purchasing it.  Stay tuned ... 

Kim Kardashian

Even Protesters Buy My New Book

5/8/2015 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian kind of undermined a pair of animal rights advocates Thursday night, when her people got them to buy her book and then threw them out before they could meet Kim and make a fuss.

The 2 women showed up at The Grove in L.A., where hundreds of people lined up for a John Hancock on Kim's new book, "Selfish."

The women made their case to our photog after they were booted, saying Kim has the power to be a positive influence by urging her fans to stop wearing fur manufactured by horrific methods of animal torture.

Kim has never really addressed animal cruelty in the fur industry, only saying, "I believe everyone has the choice of what they want. It's not illegal to buy fur." 

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Demi Moore

Big Time Burglary ...

Her Haute Couture Is OUT the Door

5/8/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Demi Moore got hit with some seriously high-priced bad news -- as in $200 GRAND's worth -- when her assistants discovered a bunch of her expensive clothing was missing from a storage unit.

The heist went down at Demi's storage unit in North Hollywood. Law enforcement sources tell us a member of her team swung by the place on Monday and noticed there was more wide open space than there should be. 

The burglars were discriminating -- jacking only high-end, and in some cases, irreplaceable, clothing items. We're told Demi is putting together an itemized list of her losses.

Oddly, there was no sign of forced entry into the unit -- the lock was intact -- sources close to Demi say she thinks someone at the storage facility is behind the hit.

Nailing the burglars will be difficult. We're told Demi's people say no one's been to the storage unit in 6 months -- so the theft could've gone down as far back as last year ... and surveillance video at the place doesn't go back that far.

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Dwyane Wade

$900,000 Wardrobe

... For Met Gala

5/5/2015 10:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0505_dwayne_wade_gabriel_union_dressy_instagram_2If Dwyane Wade looked like a million bucks at the Met Gala and the Met Gala after-party ... it's because that's roughly how much his outfits were worth at his big night out ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Our fashion sources close to Wade tell us the total value of the NBA star's two looks he rocked out last night added up to roughly $900,000. 

Here's the breakdown ... 

1st Outfit

Versace Tux -- $3,900
Custom red sash -- (no price, but it was custom made by Versace ... so, expensive). 
Shirt -- $395
Del Toro suede leather Italian loafers -- $395
Bow tie from Wade's Tie Bar collection -- $20
Hublot watch with diamond skeleton face -- $113,000
Buccellati jewelry on tie and jacket -- $500,000

2nd Outfit

White Versace jacket -- $8,000
Jewelry -- $250,000
Cufflinks -- $2,000
Versace Monk strap shoes -- $1,500
Versace pants -- $6,000

#2OutfitsCostMoreThanMostHomes 

BTW -- We're told Wade didn't write a check for $900k ... some of the stuff was given to him for free to rock out ... the perks of being rich and famous.  

Justin Bieber

Still Thirsty ...

For a Sip of Selena

5/5/2015 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Selena Gomez must be exhausted ... 'cause the chick was running all through Justin Bieber's mind during Monday night's Met Gala -- at least that's how JB made it seem on the way out.

Justin and Selena have been broken up for months, but as he left the ball -- which Selena also attended -- Biebs went out of his way to throw out a line that was loaded down with bait for his ex-gf.

Watch ... he absolutely, almost desperately, wanted to make a point about SG's dress last night.

0505-selena-gomez-gettyWord on the street is she just broke up with Zedd, so uhh ... never say never?

Then again ... Justin didn't seem to be losing sleep over her while partying with Leo DiCaprio at Rihanna's after-party. #TurnUp


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Solange Knowles

It's Hard to Fight Jay Z

in That Dress

5/5/2015 8:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Solange Knowles Met Gala Dress 2015It would be tough to punch and kick your brother-in-law when you're wearing ... whatever the hell Solange Knowles wore Monday night to the Met Gala.

Hard to believe -- but it's been a year since Beyonce's sister famously went ballistic and attacked Jay Z in an elevator ... during an after party for last year's gala. 

Jay Z Attacked By Solange Knowles

Meanwhile, Bey stole the whole damn night when she showed up in a ridiculous sheer nude-colored dress.

Damned if she was gonna let Solange steal the headlines this year.

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Kardashians

We're Looking for a Nicer Rack

Than Sears

5/5/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Kardashians and Sears are parting ways ... TMZ has learned, and sources connected with the family say they're bailing because they believe the department store is a sinking ship.

The Kardashians and Sears struck a big deal back in 2011 for the Kardashian Kollection, which features all sorts of apparel and jewelry.   

By all accounts, the venture was successful. The best evidence we could find ... in 2013 the Kardashian fashion empire raked in $600 million and the family got a $30 million cut. 

We've learned the deal ended earlier this year and the store has been selling off the remaining items, and recently the store has been pulling the items from the shelves.

Sears tells TMZ the parting of ways was mutual, but our Kardashian sources say the family felt Sears wasn't stable, having closed over 200 stores last year alone and suffering a $159 million loss in the last quarter of 2014.

We're told the Kardashians have made a new deal with a major retailer and they will announce the partnership soon.

Derek Jeter & Dwyane Wade

Tuxedo Battle

... At Met Gala

5/5/2015 6:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0505_met_gala_athletes_launchTraditional ... or edgy? 

Safe ... or risky? 

White shirt, black tie ... or crazy red stripe and a white tie?!

That was the fashion dichotomy between Derek Jeter and Dwyane Wade in NYC Monday night ... with one star pushing the envelope and the other one ... well, not. 

Question is ... who looked better?

BTW -- same situation with Aaron Rodgers and Odell Beckham ... with the QB going the Jeter route ... and OB rockin' a crushed velvet purple jacket! 

Prince would be proud. 

Kim Kardashian & Jennifer Lopez

Asses Meet at the Met ...

5/5/2015 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian Jennifer Lopez AssThe Met Gala is where the biggest names in celebrity combine with the biggest names in fashion ... but it's also where Kim Kardashian's famous ass meets Jennifer Lopez's legendary backside.

KK acknowledged the moment by posting this homage to their posteriors ... snapped by none other than Kanye West.

There's no wrong answer, yet we have to ask ...  

Floyd Mayweather

Deciding on Fight Gloves

... $2,500-a-Pair!!

5/2/2015 8:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0502-mayweather-gloves-tmz-01If the 'look good, feel good, play good' adage is true ... Manny Pacquiao might be in trouble tonight ... 'cause TMZ Sports has the FIRST pictures of Floyd's fight night boxing gloves ... and they're SWEET.

Boxing brand Grant Worldwide's CEO Elvis Grant Phillips tells us his company hooked the champ up with 8 custom pairs of gloves.  Mayweather picked his 3 favorite ... that he'll take to the MGM Grand.

0502-sub-mayweather-gloves-tmz-01We're told Floyd's torn between the Red/Blue/Silver and Gold/Red/Blue pairs ... it's a tough decision, 'cause he loves them both ... especially the metallic color schemes, which run $2,500-a-pair.

As far as Manny, no word yet on what his gloves look like ...

Stay tuned.

Adrien Broner

Cuffed in Vegas

For Fashion Felony

5/1/2015 2:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Boxing champ Adrien Broner was handcuffed and detained by cops in Las Vegas Thursday night, but not arrested ... and his people say it's all because an "a**hole security guard" didn't like the way he was dressed.

People in Adrien's camp tell TMZ Sports ... the 3-time world champ and 7 members of his posse went to Tao nightclub in the Venetian and plunked down $11k for a table. They say the host took the money and let them in, so they took the escalator up to the club and then things went south.

They say a security guard stopped them and said they had to leave because they weren't dressed properly, claiming their jeans and shoes were a deal breaker. Adrien got pissed and said it was hip-hop night and Fabolous was performing, so they were not only dressed appropriately but others were wearing the same thing.

The guard wasn't moved and ordered them to leave. Adrien refused so the guard called the cops.

Police came, cuffed Adrien and took him to a room. His people say police held the boxer for 20 minutes, let him go and then Adrien and his crew left the hotel.

Check out the video ... you hear Adrien say, "They're mad 'cause I'm rich" ... something that seems to be a theme when Broner meets cops.

Broner was arrested in Ohio back in January for DUI. The boxer humblebragged to the arresting officer he was "blessed" because he made more than $100 million in his career. He pled not guilty and the case is pending.

So far no comment from Tao.

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