Mally Mall's Las Vegas home is currently being raided by the FBI ... TMZ has confirmed.
The "Love and Hip Hop" star is a target in an ongoing criminal investigation, although law enforcement would not be specific. We're told the FBI entered pursuant to a search warrant.
The rapper/producer works with huge stars -- Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Drake. There's no evidence any of his artists are connected to the investigation.
TMZ has learned ... Mall is not in the house. He's in L.A. shooting "Love and Hip Hop Hollywood."
RAGING IN VEGAS
... During Broncos Bye Week
9/29/2014 7:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With the Denver Broncos off this weekend, John Elway decided to blow off some steam by jetting to Vegas to party with his wife ... and some little people ... TMZ Sports has learned.
After spending some time in L.A., the Broncos' Vice President of Football Operations hit up Sin City this weekend -- where he sat VIP at Beacher's Madhouse in the MGM Grand.
Elway's wife Paige Green -- a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader -- was there as the couple watched a variety of crazy acts ... including the world's oldest strippers and a performance by Mini-Kanye West and Mini-Psy.
We're told Elway had a blast -- and took photos with some of the mini-performers.
Perfect way to forget about losing to the Seahawks ... for the second time in a row.
UFC Ring Girls
Battling In Out In Vegas
9/29/2014 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It wasn't just the men of the UFC who went toe-to-toe in Vegas this weekend ... the women were also squaring off ... in the Vegas nightclubs.
Question is ...
I'll Take Detroit Over Vegas
Because They Let Me Play Blackjack!
9/19/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ben Affleck may not be welcome at the blackjack tables in Vegas, but Detroit can't afford to be that picky ... so he set up shop there!
We got this pic of Ben at the blackjack table at MotorCity Casino Hotel last Friday ... where Ben played high-stakes games for a few hours.
TMZ broke the story ... Affleck was blackjack banned for life at the Hard Rock in Vegas for counting cards. Ben says Hard Rock can join the crowd, because he's persona non grata at blackjack tables in numerous other Vegas casinos.
But not so in Detroit. Our spies say Ben had $30K worth of chips at one time. We don't know the bottom line at the end of the evening.
Affleck's in town shooting the new "Batman V Superman" movie and was spotted at the MotorCity. The actor -- who says he's not a compulsive gambler -- was also at the casino Saturday.
We're assuming he was counting cards. Come on, Ben ... Detroit needs that money!
Yeah, I Got Booted From Casino
For Counting Cards
9/18/2014 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ben Affleck just confirmed TMZ's story that he was kicked out of the Hard Rock Casino for counting cards in blackjack ... but he says the casino really is just a sore loser because there's nothing wrong with it.
Affleck told Details Magazine, "I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack."
TMZ broke the story in May ... Ben's been banned for life from the blackjack tables at the Hard Rock because security caught him counting cards, but fact is ... it's not illegal. Really, it's just kind of awesome.
Ben says he's been kicked out of other casinos as well, but they're all more than happy to let him play other games where he might lose.
Affleck also says reports that wife Jennifer Garner is pissed off at him for excessive gambling are BS. He says he's not a compulsive gambler.
He's not compulsive ... he just likes to win -- a lot.
STIFFS WAITRESS After $32M Fight
9/15/2014 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd "Money" Mayweather did not share A PENNY of the $32 MILLION he earned Saturday night with the waitress who served him $25,000 worth of booze and chicken wings ... TMZ has learned.
Nik Nguyen tells TMZ ... she thought she'd hit the jackpot when Floyd walked into Rehab at the Hard Rock Sunday afternoon with around 150 people. Floyd and crew ordered:
5 bottles of Patron - $2,375
3 Grey Goose - $1,425
6 bottles of Ciroc - $2,850
20 bottles of Luc Belaire Rose champagne - $11,500
1 6-liter bottle of Luc Belaire Rose - $6,500
200 chicken wings - $600
1 fruit platter - $55
TOTAL BILL: $25,305.
Nguyen tells us ... she went the extra mile to provide Floyd and company with excellent service. Not surprisingly ... the Hard Rock ended up comping Floyd, and he showed his gratitude by leaving Nguyen ... chicken bones, empty bottles and that's it.
She says it's especially maddening because some of the people in Floyd's entourage -- including Jamie Foxx -- were throwing money at random girls who were twerking on stage.
Nguyen says she's been struggling with 2 jobs and the recent death of her father ... but she didn't walk walk away empty-handed. She says security guards felt so sorry for her they scooped up a few bucks the twerkers left behind and gave it to her.
We've called Floyd's team ... so far, no comment.
Fan Stampede After Fight
9/14/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hundreds of boxing fans were whipped into a frenzy after the Floyd Mayweather fight Saturday night ... and things got so out of hand one guy ended up in the hospital.
Moments after Money scored a unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana ... 2 fights broke in in the lobby -- causing scores of fans to run back inside the arena to avoid the fight.
One man was taken away on a stretcher ... but hotel officials tell the Las Vegas Sun -- he wasn't fighting ... he just got stampeded.
In case you forgot ... a similar incident went down after the Mayweather fight in May -- only that one was worse ... 24 people were hospitalized.
Ripped Me Off and Used Me in Vegas
... Photog Claims
9/5/2014 9:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A famous photographer got the shaft from Rod Stewart when he used a cheap copy of her iconic photo to promote his concerts in Vegas ... and now she wants a few million bucks.
Bonnie Schiffman says she owns the rights to the photo of the back of Rod's signature bouffant hairdo -- which was the cover of his 1989 box set, "Storyteller."
In her lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Schiffman says Stewart wanted to license the pic again in 2010 for a comeback tour called "Rod's Back." She claims she was offered a measly $1,500 -- which she flat-out rejected.
The photog claims Stewart simply sidestepped her by imitating the pose from her pic -- slapping it on billboards, ads, and tickets to promote his 2013 shows at Caesars Palace in Vegas.
She's now suing Stewart and Caesars for $5M -- mininum.
Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert
Take Your Million And Shove It
Reject Huge Vegas Offer
9/1/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert turned down $1 million to perform for ONE weekend in Las Vegas ... a significant sign that Caesars Palace might have a harder time than expected lining up replacements for Celine Dion while she's on hiatus.
TMZ has learned ... Blake and Miranda were offered a cool mil to play 3 shows at The Colosseum at Caesars back in February -- but when the couple countered at $1.25 million, the arena's operator AEG balked.
As we first reported ... Robin Williams and Mariah Carey also turned down similar 6-figure offers, in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Of course, Celine recently announced she was postponing her residency at the Colosseum until March ... while she cares for her ailing husband.
The clock's ticking ... the venue has about 4,300 seats that will go empty if AEG and Caesars can't line up new talent. Maybe Miranda and Blake's asking price isn't so outrageous after all.
Mariah & Adele
Top Colosseum Wish List
As Celine Bows Out
8/28/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey could pull a Britney Spears by taking her kids to Vegas and pulling down a huge paycheck to do shows there -- as Caesars Palace eyes huge new names to put on it's marquee.
TMZ has learned the Colosseum -- where Celine Dion has had a residency for years -- would love to sign soon-to-be single Mariah for a very lucrative weekend engagement. Our sources say the offer that went out was $750k for two shows!
We're told the Colosseum's operator, AEG is targeting a bunch of other heavy hitters too, including ... Adele, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Prince, and Bruce Springsteen.
Comedians Chris Rock and Chelsea Handler -- who both sell out bigger arenas than the Colosseum which seats about 4,300 -- are also wanted.
We're told this dream list was put together long before Celine's recent announcement she was taking a leave of absence until next spring to be with her ailing husband.
As it turns out, there will be plenty of open dates to fill. So far no one's signed on the dotted line.
Turned Down HUGE Vegas Offer
8/27/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Williams turned down a huge Las Vegas offer 2 years before he died ... and sources connected with Robin tell us it's further proof he did NOT have money troubles.
TMZ has obtained an AEG Live document to Robin ... offering him $600,000 to headline 2 shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
We're told Robin's people turned the offer down ... he was shooting "The Crazy Ones" at the time. Robin's people -- who have maintained all along money was not a factor in his suicide -- tell TMZ if he was really cash-strapped he would have done some moonlighting in Vegas to rake in some dough.
Under the proposal ... ticket prices ranged from $75 - $150.
A 25th Birthday
8/19/2014 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A Little Birthday Fun
in Las Vegas
8/18/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joe Jonas had a small celebration for his 25th birthday in Las Vegas ... with two tiny strippers and David Copperfield. We'll explain ...
Joe hit up a Copperfield show at the MGM Grand where he got pulled up on stage and David asked him when he last got laid. Joe said it's been about a month ... the crowd loved it.
The main event went down Saturday at Beacher's Madhouse ... where Joe was once again called up on stage. But instead of a magician, he was entertained by two little people strippers ... a mini Miley Cyrus and a girl who holds the distinction of being one of the smallest strippers in the world.
We're told the Beau Joie Champagne was flowing ... along with several bottles of Casamigos Tequila sent over by George Clooney.
Remember when the Jonas Brothers were wholesome and boring?