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Kid Ink

My Vegas Arrest Was a Bargain

11/17/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kid Ink Arrest
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.


Blake Griffin

Speaks On Alleged Pimp Slap

'Sorry for the Distraction'

11/13/2014 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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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."

Blake Griffin

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. 


Mr. Brainwash

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 Guettasays 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.

Kris Jenner

My Kids All Have Big Heads

11/8/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1108-kris-jenner-birthday-main-01Kris 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
Rita Ora Iggy Azalea Las Vegas Deal

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.


Floyd Mayweather

Cops Warning Vegas Strip Clubs

Don't Let Him In!

11/1/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Las Vegas strip clubs are getting a stern warning from cops -- DON'T LET FLOYD MAYWEATHER INSIDE ... because he sexually harasses strippers ... something Floyd denies.

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.


Toby Keith

Offered Sweet Vegas Deal

But Not Quite JLo $$$

10/29/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Toby Keith Las Vegas Deal

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.

Kanye West

Could Easily Beat Celine, JLo & Brit in Vegas ... But

10/27/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West Las VegasKanye 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.


Marc Anthony

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.


Britney Spears

I Got a New Vegas Deal

I Make Celine Money Now!

10/22/2014 1:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears
was doing well with her Vegas contract -- raking in nearly $30 mil for 2 years ... but we just found out, 50 shows into her run, her show was so successful she got an even sweeter deal.

Sources connected to Britney tell TMZ ... the singer did indeed sign a contract for $310K per performance, and with 96 concerts over 2 years the total was $29,760,000.

But Planet Hollywood was blown away by ticket sales, which they said broke Vegas records. So Britney's people went back to the bargaining table and hashed out an amendment -- with back end, merchandising and other perks,  the singer will earn around $475,000 a show.  Celine Dion, the top money earner in Vegas, makes $476K a show.  

Planet Hollywood actually added shows for Britney ... she'll now do 140 shows during the 2-year residency.

Bottom line ... with all her ventures ... we're told EVERY WEEK, Britney's people deposit around 1 MILLION DOLLARS in her bank account.


Jennifer Lopez

Makes Vegas Deal

Better than Britney's

10/22/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer Lopez is in the final stages of making a deal to perform in Vegas ... and according to the contract -- obtained by TMZ -- she'll rake in more per show than Britney Spears.

Jennifer is being offered a whopping $350K per show at The Axis at Planet Hollywood ... the same place Britney is performing.

Britney is making a paltry $310K a show.

But Britney will ultimately score more than JLo because her contract provides she'll do 96 shows over 2 years. JLo will do 72 shows, 3 times a week for 24 weeks over a 1 or 2 year period -- the contract leaves that open.

So, in the end, Britney is guaranteed $29,760,000 for the 2-year run. JLo will be guaranteed $26,383,326.

It's all chump change compared to Celine Dion ... who does 70 shows a year and gets $33,320,000.


Chris Paul & Blake Griffin


In Vegas Nightclub

10/20/2014 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Seems the L.A. Clippers are over that whole Donald Sterling thing -- because the team hit up a Vegas nightclub together Saturday night ... and even (playfully) hazed one of their rookies right on the dance floor. 

It all went down at Tao in the Venetian -- where Chris Paul was the "celebrity host." But CP3 didn't come alone ... he was joined by teammates Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick, Big Baby Davis and more. 

There were bottles, there were hot ladies ... and there was a moment where the guys forced rookie C.J. Wilcox to get on the dance floor and turn up while the team cheered him on. 

Not exactly Miami Dolphins-style hazing. 

At one point, Big Baby grabbed the mic and led the crowd in a rendition of his single, "Big Baby Gon Turn It Up" ... and everyone loved it. 

It's clear these guys really like each other off the court -- question is ... will their close-knit bond translate to wins ON the court?  Stay tuned ...


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