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Barry Manilow Sued by Laser Company ... You Came and We Gave Without Taking Money ... Yet

11/9/2018 10:08 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Barry Manilow had some super cool laser projectors for his summer performances in Las Vegas, but the singer allegedly never coughed up the dough for the equipment, and now the company that rented to him is gunning for a ton of money ... with the help of a judge. 

According to a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Barry agreed to rent five expensive Panasonic laser projectors for his performances at the Las Vegas Westgate Resort and Casino, but he returned the equipment after he wrapped and skipped out on the bill. 

The rental company claims Barry agreed to rent the lasers for $548,625, and the fee was based on him needing the projectors for two years, but Manilow returned them after only 9 weeks ... and now the rental company is going after him to collect damages. 

One voice, suing in the darkness ...

Britney Spears I'm Goin' All Street and Urban ... For My New Vegas Residency!!!

10/20/2018 7:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Britney Spears is going urban, street and hip-hop ... that's what we're being told by the folks who are creating her 2.0 Vegas concert residency.

Britney announced Thursday she was making a return to the Las Vegas Strip to bring back her hugely successful residency. 

Sources involved in the show's production tell us ... the new show will look and feel fundamentally different from her 'Piece of Me' residency at Planet Hollywood.

The new show -- at MGM Park -- will have "an urban, street, hip-hop vibe" that will be reflected in the music, wardrobe, choreography, backup dancers and set design. 

And there's more ... as one production source put it, the stage will have "bleeding edge technology." And, we're told, they've hired 2 creative directors who developed J Lo's successful Vegas residency.

Britney will not be going all N.W.A. ... she'll still perform all her hits, but there will be mixes in between songs and a significant dose of hip-hop.

Brit knows her show has to be bigger and better than before, and we're told she's psyched.

It better be good ... she's raking in around half a mil for each performance. 

Heidi Fleiss Poor Diet Killed Dennis Hof

10/20/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dennis Hof's longtime pal in the sex biz, Heidi Fleiss, tells us the famous brothel owner's sugary diet and poor eating habits played a major role in his death. 

Heidi would know better than anyone ... she's known Dennis forever and tells us he was constantly chowing down on an insane amount of Fudgsicles before and after dinner, and things got so bad recently, Dennis could barely walk. 

Dennis' eating habits were so out of whack, Heidi says the famous pimp equated a Taco Bell salad to kale. She's convinced Dennis' declining health was a direct result of his poor diet, and believes it contributed to Hof's death

The two longtime friends were planning to turn things around with a health retreat, but Heidi says they never got the chance. 

As we first reported ... Dennis' Love Ranch has been shut down in the wake of his sudden death, and the future of his other brothel, the Bunny Ranch, is also up in the air. 

As for what's next for the sex ranches ... the Hollywood Madam is dropping hints about the whorehouses' future, and whether she's going to get involved. 

Blink-182 No Reunion Set ... But, Some Good News For Travis Barker

10/18/2018 2:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Turn the lights off ... we're told the rumored Blink-182 reunion is NOT happening, despite some heavy social media speculation.

Drummer Travis Barker and former Blink singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge got the rumor mill turning Thursday with this playful Twitter exchange ... but sources close to the band tell us Travis and Tom were just trolling each other, and they don't wanna mislead their fans, who were all just unsuspecting victims for a few hours.

We're told Travis and Tom privately communicate all the time, and this was just fans seeing their relationship on social media. 

There is some good news ... Travis has finally been medically cleared to drum after getting treatment for blood clots, and he'll perform with Blink on Oct. 26 and 27 in Vegas!

But, Tom won't be onstage ... it's still Travis, Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba

NHL's Max Pacioretty Sells Purge-Proof Florida Mansion ... I'm Moving To Vegas!!

10/17/2018 12:23 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Because of Max Pacioretty's trade to Vegas ... somebody else in Florida won't have to fear 'The Purge' -- 'cause the NHL superstar just sold his safe room mansion FOR $3.1 MIL!!!

Max used to play for the Canadians up in Montreal ... and obviously needed a snow escape -- so he took off to Boca Raton to catch rays on off days.

But, with his move to the Golden Knights this offseason ... no need for a sun house anymore -- so the winger punted the palace.

It's too bad ... 'cause Max couldn't have been more protected in the mansion -- it featured smart house technology, weather resistant roofing and a freakin' SAFE ROOM!!!

The crib also had a salt water pool AND a basketball court ... obviously for use on days when the house's protection wasn't necessary.

Unclear where Max's new pad is in Vegas ... BUT SOMEBODY IN SIN CITY BUILD THAT MAN A NEW PANIC ROOM!!

Dillon Danis Went Clubbing After UFC 229 Brawl ... Says Brian Ortega

10/9/2018 6:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor's teammate, Dillon Danis, didn't let a swollen face and head injuries keep him from having a good time after UFC 229 ... in fact, he went to the nightclub after his scrap with Khabib!

And, how do we know? Because he ran into UFC star Brian Ortega!!

Brian tells us he was hanging at the club following Conor vs. Khabib when he saw Danis in a hoodie trying to stay low-key. 

Ortega says one of Dillon's eyes was swollen and he claimed to have suffered a concussion -- but wanted to hang out and enjoy Vegas. 

Remember, Danis was the guy Khabib jumped out of the Octagon and attacked after the fight. Witnesses tell us Danis had been hurling offensive slurs at Khabib all night long. 

But, Ortega says he was chilled out by the time he hit the club -- and even talked about the incident later that night saying, "Sh*t got crazy."

Brian says he was concerned for Danis' safety because there were a bunch of Russian guys in the club -- so he got his crew to make sure Danis got out of the place safely. 

As for Ortega's fighting future, he fights Max Holloway at UFC 231 in December -- but he's still interested in fighting Khabib one day!

Paul Pierce Scuffles with Security at McGregor Fight Calls them Racist

10/7/2018 12:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

2:03 PM PT -- This is what we're told happened in regards to Paul facing off with security. People present tell us that Paul appeared at the top of the stairs and was trying to get back down to his seat, but was unable to produce a ticket to the guard at the entrance. A verbal dispute occured between the two, and Paul continued down the stairs. The guard called for backup, which is when the two other security guards eventually intervened. We're told not all of the guards on his way down were on the same page as to what had happened up top, but eventually, stadium staff told metro police to stand down once he was at his seat.

Former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce got into it with a security guard Saturday night at UFC 229 in Vegas.

Paul was trying to get to the first floor of the arena when apparently a security guard questioned if he had a ticket to be in the area. 

The two exchanged words, and at one point the guard puts his hands on Pierce to block him from walking.

Staff eventually intervened and the two separated, you hear Pierce call the guards racist before walking back to his seat.

The incident was mild compared to what happened later in the evening, after Khabib submitted Conor McGregor in the fourth round, jumped into the crowd and attacked Conor's camp.

Members of Khabib's camp then attacked Conor inside the Octagon.

BTW ... we got Paul on the way out after the fight, and while he was mum on his own confrontation ... he definitely had some thoughts on McGregor vs. Khabib. 

ODESZA Firework Explodes into Crowd During Music Festival Set

9/24/2018 9:25 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

9:20 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ one of the pyrotechnics fell over when the firework unit malfunctioned, causing a spark to shoot out.

Two people in the crowd suffered minor injuries -- one person hit in the stomach and the other in the eye. They were both treated on scene.

ODESZA's set at Life is Beautiful Music Festival came to a terrifying end when a rogue firework shot off straight into the crowd.

The group was finishing its set Sunday night at the Las Vegas event with a massive firework display when something clearly went wrong, and one of the explosions went off in the crowd. It's unclear how many people were injured from the blast.

One member of the audience wrote of the mishap, "Literally saw someone get hit by an explosive firework RIGHT next to us during the ODESZA set and it was SOO traumatic. Wtf."

ODESZA was among one of the last acts of the weekend for the annual music festival. Other performers included The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Arcade Fire and Florence + The Machine.

We've reached out to a rep for ODESZA ... so far, no word back.

Originally published -- 6:25 AM PT

Jennifer Lopez All Up On the Floor ... For A-List Ladies Night

9/23/2018 11:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Everyone tends to fall for Jennifer Lopez -- just ask A-Rod -- but this weekend was different, 'cause she was actually in Vegas falling for us ... and bouncing back gracefully.

J. Lo was performing Saturday at her Vegas residency show when somewhere in the midst of all the action, she took a spill on stage, landing on her famous booty. A very helpful fan in the front row helped her get back up ... and Jenny was right back in the swing of things.

Luckily for her, it wasn't as bad of a fall as we've seen over the past year or so -- namely, Teyana Taylor nosediving into her crowd, or that Vanilla Ice fan falling into oblivion ... or even Bushwick Bill getting taken down by Treach. This was more Kesha-esque.

Even better for J. Lo ... she had a swarm of support after the show from the likes of Jessica Alba, Dua Lipa, Becky G, Sofia Vergara and, of course, Mr. Rodriguez himself ... all of whom went backstage to show some love and pose for a photo-op. 

Two things we've learned here -- it pays to have your ladies nearby after a slight mishap. It also pays to be stage side if Jen ever needs your assistance. Don't wash that hand, bro.

Amanda Stanton from 'Bachelor' Arrested for Domestic Violence

9/11/2018 2:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9/13 -- A rep for Amanda tells TMZ that the whole event was a misunderstanding. Amanda had a few drinks and gave Bobby what she thought was a playful shove in front of hotel security, who then called police.

The rep says "Amanda is embarrassed and ashamed this happened and sincerely apologizes to hotel security and the Las Vegas Police Department," and no hard feelings for everyone doing their jobs.

'Bachelor' and "Bachelor in Paradise" fan favorite Amanda Stanton has been arrested for domestic battery after a drunken post-bachelorette party incident with her boyfriend ... TMZ has learned.  

Sources familiar with what went down tell us Stanton was partying with friends at The Encore for a co-ed bachelorette event. We're told Stanton's bf, Bobby Jacobs, was there too ... and everyone was celebrating in a room at the hotel.

Law enforcement tells us security came to the room for a noise complaint, and Bobby was talking to the guard. We're told that's when an apparently boozed up Amanda tried to intervene, and shoved Bobby in the process. 

We're told the shove was hard enough for security to call cops, who arrested Amanda for misdemeanor domestic violence. She was released Monday.

Sources close to Amanda tell us she and Bobby are still together, and they both think someone slipped something -- a drug, presumably -- into her drink.

Stanton was a fave on Ben Higgins' season of "The Bachelor" ... finishing 4th. She went on to appear on season 3 of "Bachelor in Paradise" and got engaged to Josh Murray, but things went south quickly.

We reached out to Bobby and Amanda ... so far, no word back.

Paris & Prince Jackson Celebrate King of Pop and Pops' 60th ... With Huge Vegas Bash!!

8/30/2018 7:16 AM PDT

Michael Jackson's posthumous 60th birthday celebration brought 2 of his children front and center onstage.

Paris and Prince were there Wednesday night to honor and celebrate their late father's birthday at the Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration at Mandalay Bay in Vegas.

Paris looked stunning in a purple gown while rocking some MJ-themed sneakers. Prince wore a red jacket that looks similar to the one Michael famously wore in the late '90s. Style, man.

Tito and Jackie were also at the star-studded event ... along with Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross, Blake Griffin, Gabrielle Union, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Hudgens and Usher, who was profoundly influenced by MJ's music and dancing. Usher performed ... as did Cirque du Soleil with its "Michael Jackson ONE" number.

Tons of MJ memorabilia was also on display at the event. BTW ... that cube Prince is holding -- it's a humanitarian award they accepted on their father's behalf from the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

When the shindig ended ... it moved over to the DAYLIGHT Beach Club for an after-party.

Janet Jackson kicked off Michael's birthday right Wednesday. As TMZ first reported ... Janet did an homage to MJ's "Remember the Time" music video, and it was awesome.

Steven Tyler Fans Go Crazy As Aerosmith Announces Vegas Residency

8/15/2018 7:32 AM PDT

If you're wondering if people will flock to see Aerosmith in Vegas, look no further than exhibit A on the "Today" show ... where fans literally couldn't keep their hands off the band.

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and co. were making their way onto the NBC morning show set Wednesday to talk about the residency with a sea of people around them begging for high fives and cheering them on. One daring spectator actually crossed the barricade to bum-rush Steven for a selfie.

Gotta say, he handled it like a pro ... sloughing him off with ease and keeping it moving without incident. If this dude thought he could get away with that ... Steven pretty much told him to dream on. He basically said as much on Twitter, anyway.

As for the big news ... Aerosmith is dubbing their Vegas show, Deuces Are Wild, with concerts beginning on April 6, 2019 at the Park Theater at the Park MGM on the strip and scheduled to run through July.

O.J. Simpson Being a Felon Ain't All Bad!!!

8/7/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

O.J. Simpson says there's a silver lining to having a kidnapping felony on your record ... you can still get the royal treatment in Vegas!

Simpson clowned with a guy at a Sin City restaurant ... a place O.J. frequents. Fact is ... he's the local celeb in restaurants and bars off the Strip. Think Norm from "Cheers."

We've been told by multiple people Simpson is NOT treated anything like an ex-con. He's bombarded by tourists and locals who beg for selfies, autographs and high-fives.

Remember ... O.J. served 9 years in prison for kidnapping in a botched robbery attempt where he was trying to recover his old football memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room ... pulling a gun didn't help.  

He's a thing there.  

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