Much like Sony did with North Korea, Sharper Image has caved in its battle with the City of Las Vegas ... and in this scenario, Heidi Klum's boobs are "The Interview."
Sharper Image's new ad campaign features a scantily clad Klum alongside suggestive copy designed to get you to buy the gadgets Sharper Image sells that you never knew you needed.
But Klum's cleavage did not meet Clark County code and the ads were barred from being displayed at McCarran Airport. The crux of the problem ... "the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering or any portion thereof below the nipple" -- aka underboob.
So Sharper Image submitted toned downed pics, which were approved, and will soon be displayed for all to see.
Who knew Las Vegas was run by prudes?
Vegas Reunion with an Ex-GF!
Not Her, Or Her, Or Her ...
11/19/2014 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
When you've banged as many chicks as Derek Jeter ... running into exes becomes an occupational hazard, and Tuesday night it was Jessica Alba's turn for the awkward moment.
Jeter and Alba were both guest speakers at the Goldman Sachs technology conference in Las Vegas. Jeter was there for his new website (theplayerstribune.com) and Alba was talking about her Honest Company baby products.
The after party went down at Hyde Bellagio Nightclub -- and sources inside tell us Jessica and Derek did have a 10-minute chat while they were there. Nothing hot and heavy, we're told ... just enough to talk about her kids and his retirement.
Still ... Cash Warren and Hannah Davis can't be thrilled.
Kim K vs. Jeff Beacher
Big Ass vs. Big Ol' Ass
Who Would You Rather?
11/19/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There've been lots of Photoshopped iterations of Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine shoot -- but only one man has dared to drop trou and put his real butt on blast.
Showman Jeff Beacher adorned himself in a wig, pearls and black lacy gloves in his homage to KK. The owner of the MGM Grand party palace Beacher's Madhouse showed no shame and no mercy.
The question is ...
My Vegas Arrest Was a Bargain
11/17/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Getting arrested in a Las Vegas nightclub probably SAVED rapper Kid Ink big money -- 'cause he just paid a measly $120 to make the whole mess go away.
As we first told you -- Ink was arrested for disturbing the peace at 1OAK nightclub back in August when he and a female friend tangled with security guards. But the rapper struck a deal with prosecutors to pay the dirt cheap fee ... and in return they dropped the case.
Think about it -- $120 is less than 5 minimum bets at a $25 blackjack table ... less than buying a round of drinks for you and 5 friends ... and several hundred bucks less than bottle service in a club.
Now you know how to win money on the Strip.
Speaks On Alleged Pimp Slap
'Sorry for the Distraction'
11/13/2014 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Blake Griffin is finally talking about the pimp slap he allegedly delivered at a Vegas nightclub -- saying he's very confident he will be exonerated.
The L.A. Clippers star spoke with reporters before practice Thursday -- saying, "I'm really not allowed to speak on [the case] ... but I'm very confident in the situation, so once I can [speak on it], I will."
When asked if facing a misdemeanor battery charge is "scary" -- Griffin replied, "I definitely wouldn't say scary. I feel more badly just for the fact that it's a distraction. I really don't know how big of a distraction it really is, but it is. So that's what I feel mostly bad about."
Chris Paul -- who was also at the club the night of the incident -- wouldn't open up about the case, but says the team has Blake's back ... "He's a teammate, he's a brother and we're always going to be there for him."
Surveillance Footage Shows Confrontation
... But No Slap
11/13/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Investigators in the Blake Griffin pimp slap case have obtained nightclub security footage which shows a confrontation between the NBA star and his accuser ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... the footage from Tao nightclub in Vegas shows Blake and his accuser Daniel Schuman in a heated situation -- but we're told the alleged slap was not captured by the security cameras.
We broke the story ... Griffin has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly going all Zsa Zsa Gabor on Schuman on October 19th.
In the moments following the incident, Schuman gave a report to Tao security saying Blake got physical with him because he thought Daniel was sneaking a cell phone pic.
Blake's teammate DeAndre Jordan -- who was with Blake and several other Clippers at the club -- told us he NEVER saw Blake strike anyone that night (video below).
As for Blake, he has yet to comment on the situation.
Vegas Jacked My Beautiful Life
11/9/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The street artist known as Mr. Brainwash lost more than just his shirt in Vegas ... he lost a big chunk of his identity -- and now he's suing to get it back.
Mr. Brainwash, who's real name is Thierry Guetta, says he's been incorporating the phrase ... "Life is Beautiful" into his street art for years -- and even has trademarks -- but he says a Vegas company has jacked it.
According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- a Vegas street fair now goes by "Life is Beautiful" ... and uses an image of a heart made of splashed paint ... which is also one of Mr. Brainwash's trademarks.
Mr. B says the street festival is creating confusion in the street art marketplace. He wants a judge to rip the title and image from the festival.
C'est la belle vie.
My Kids All Have Big Heads
11/8/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner celebrated her birthday in Las Vegas with Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob -- well, sort of.
Mama Jenner partied her face off at 1 OAK in Sin City for her 59th b-day with new man-squeeze Corey Gamble ... as well as Scott Disick, Alec Monopoloy and Jonathan Cheban -- but her famous kids were nowhere in sight.
So Kris took a pic with their giant heads.
Still beats that embarrassing onesie.
Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora
Anemic Vegas Offer to Perform
11/4/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora are huge stars, but based on a new Vegas offer they're not getting their due respect.
The "Black Widow" singers have been courted to perform 2 shows at Planet Hollywood ... for $200K per show, and that's for both.
Taking home $100K apiece doesn't sound bad for a night's work, but compared to what Britney and Celine Dion pull in -- around $475K each -- it's chump change.
We're told Iggy and Rita said thanks, but no thanks.
Cops Warning Vegas Strip Clubs
Don't Let Him In!
11/1/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ Sports has learned ... the Vice unit of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department contacted multiple strip clubs in Sin City ... telling them Floyd and his crew have run roughshod in various clubs, manhandling the girls.
As one law enforcement source put it, "[Floyd] goes in and pulls a 'Do you know who I am' and does inappropriate things with some of the women."
We spoke with honchos from multiple strip clubs who tell us they will NOT heed the warnings, because they've never had a problem with Floyd. Plus, everyone knows he spends a TON of cash.
Sources close to Floyd tell us the boxer is adamant he has NEVER done anything wrong at a strip club -- particularly with women -- and has no idea why cops would have him in their crosshairs.
Offered Sweet Vegas Deal
But Not Quite JLo $$$
10/29/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Toby Keith doesn't have an ass like JLo's ... or a winning personality like Kanye's ... which may explain why he doesn't command quite the fee offered to others ... but he's not doin' bad himself.
TMZ got ahold of a contract offer ... in which the "Beer for My Horses" crooner could wrangle $325K for performing one show at The Axis at Planet Hollywood.
As part of the deal ... he'd also have to agree to do a meet and greet ... and then mosey on down to his bar, "Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill," inside Harrah's for a personal appearance.
True enough ... $325K for a single show isn't chump change for sure ... but it falls a little short of the $350K/show offered to JLo ... or the $500K per show that Kanye just turned down.
Still, who are we kidding ... it's an amazing offer.
Our Vegas source says Toby was interested ... but his rep tells us he's NOT doing the show.
Could Easily Beat Celine, JLo & Brit in Vegas ... But
10/27/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West turned down an offer that could have made him the highest paid entertainer on the Las Vegas Strip ... making Celine, Britney and JLo look like casino lounge acts.
TMZ has learned the offer would have lined his pocket to the tune of $4.5 MILLION ... for just 9 days of work. Yet we're told he walked away from it!
According to the written offer -- obtained by TMZ -- Yeezus would have performed 3 shows a week for 3 weeks at the Axis at Planet Hollywood. For that he would have scored a whopping $500,000 per show.
At that rate, he could have made more per show than J-Lo, who has an offer for $350K per show ... Britney, who all told makes around $475K/show ... and Celine Dion, who currently earns the most at $476K per concert.
Beats the dollar slots.
My Vegas Deal Kicked J.Lo's Ass
10/23/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Marc Anthony now has bragging rights over Jennifer Lopez in one department -- he doubled the insane Vegas salary she's about to get ... with a recent show of his own at Planet Hollywood.
It sounds crazy, but Marc topped J.Lo's $350K per show guarantee when he took home $700K for his one-night-only gig on September 13th. In fact, the contract, obtained by TMZ, actually paid him just over $1 MILLION ... but promoter fees and operating expenses were taken out of that sum.
Of course, Jennifer's scheduled to play 72 shows to Marc's one -- and she'll make more than $26 mil over 2 years.
Bottom line ... Marc won the battle, but J.Lo wins the war.