A famous Las Vegas pool party must have a very relaxed no-pee policy ... because R. Kelly was invited to perform there over the weekend.
Wearing a Jesus piece that would make Flo Rida jealous, the "Ignition" singer (and alleged underage pee fanatic) dropped some tunes at the Rehab Pool Party at the Hard Rock Hotel on Sunday, and the crowd went bananas.
Of course the truth is, if you're going to piss in public ... there's pretty much no safer place than a Vegas pool.
Everybody does it.
Crying in Vegas
During First Post-Liam Performance
9/22/2013 9:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus broke down crying in Vegas yesterday ... while she performed a song rumored to be about her break up with Liam Hemsworth.
Miley twerked it up on stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival -- but the tears started flowing hard once she began singing "Wrecking Ball."
As we previously reported -- the couple has called it quits ... and Liam has gotten tight with telenovela actress Eiza Gonzales -- who BTW is crazy hot.
Despite the cry-fest ... Miley cleaned up for her second performance of the night.
And wore this.
Justin Timberlake & Ben Affleck
In Vegas Casino
9/19/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck ... more enticing than money.
Take a look at the pic on the top... the casino floor at Planet Hollywood Wednesday.
Now take a look at the pic on the bottom ... snapped 2 minutes later.
The cause of the cluster -- Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, who were there for the premiere of their gambling flick, "Runner, Runner."
Apparently gamblers took the title seriously.
Big Coke Problem
9/18/2013 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Zac Efron did NOT go to rehab for alcohol abuse -- it was far more serious, because multiple sources tell TMZ he had a serious cocaine addiction.
Zac completed his stint in rehab earlier this year. We're told the problem spiraled out of control during the filming of Seth Rogen's movie "Neighbors," which was shot during a narrow time frame beginning in April.
Sources tell us Zac -- who also starred in the movie -- was a no-show on a number of days. As one source connected with the film tells us, "It was common knowledge he was struggling with cocaine."
Three other sources confirm ... Zac's problem was rooted in cocaine, but say he also dabbled in Molly -- a pure form of Ecstasy, and a popular drug in clubs and raves.
We're told ... early this year, Zac and some friends went on a coke rager in a room at the SkyLofts at the MGM Grand in Vegas ... and caused around $50k in damage. No word on who took care of the bill.
We contacted Zac's rep ... she said, "Don't think we'll be making a comment."
My Vegas Show is
Gonna Be Sick
9/17/2013 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
She Barfs (Very Possibly)
During Desert Storm Concert Reveal
9/17/2013 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears got off to a shaky start for her Las Vegas debut -- she got sick on the chopper ride for her big announcement.
Britney didn't say if "sick" meant hurled ... but it's a reasonable conclusion. She wore gigantic sunglasses in the dark night as "GMA's" Sam Champion tried to get her animated.
So here's the lowdown ... Brit opens Dec 27 at Planet Hollywood. TMZ broke the story ... she'll be pulling in nearly $15 mil for 48 concerts a year and it's a 2-year deal.
Ticket prices are pretty reasonable -- $59 - $179.
Now this is interesting ... Champion asked her about possibly living in Vegas and Brit was sketchy. Our sources (and obviously they're good) tell us ... Brit will "absolutely not" be living in Vegas. She has no plans to get a house there. "It's strictly in and out," said one source involved in the concert ... partly because she doesn't want to disrupt the kids during their school year.
We're told Planet Hollywood will make a gigantic suite available on the 52 floor. There are several of these mega-suites available on the 51 and 52 floors ... People at the hotel call it the 5152, which is interesting. Brit knows something about that ... minus 2.
BTW ... Brit left in an Escalade. We're assuming the ride was barf-free.
Floyd's Baby Mama
Outraged Over 10-Year-Old Daughter's Fight Outfit
9/17/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s baby mama is LIVID -- telling TMZ, her 10-year-old daughter was dressed up like some gold-digging hoochie at the big fight on Saturday ... and it's all one designer's fault.
The designer in question is Project Runway's Michael Costello -- and Floyd's baby mama Josie Harris tells us, Costello was hired to design a very special dress for the boxer's 10-year-old daughter Jirah to wear at the Canelo fight in Vegas (left).
Josie says the dress came out great -- but when they showed up to the fight, she noticed Floyd's on-and-off-again side piece Shantel Jackson wearing the same exact dress (right).
According to Josie, she paid Costello $795 for a one-of-a-kind dress, and now she's pissed the guy gave a replica to none other than Floyd's girlfriend ... who also sat ringside.
Josie tells us, "It's an unspoken rule and a cardinal sin for a 'real designer' to dress clients alike going to the same major event ... Tacky, tacky, tacky."
And Josie didn't stop there, turning her anger toward Jackson as well ... adding, "She is a total gold digger ... She conveniently came back around 2 days before Floyd got his $41.5 million check."
As for the designer, Costello says he will NOT be giving anyone a refund -- telling us, "No exclusivity was promised regarding the dress. If you want exclusivity, you need to pay more." Costello says his people told Miss Jackson that Floyd's daughter would be wearing the same dress and she didn't care.
My Mom's a Vegas PARTY Machine!!!
9/17/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Breaking Bad" star RJ Mitte isn't the least bit embarrassed that he celebrated his 21st bday in Vegas with his mom ... telling TMZ, "WE PARTIED HARD!!!!"
We broke the story ... Mitte -- who plays Walter White Jr. on the AMC show -- raged in Vegas with a bunch of hot chicks for his bday last month ... with his mom by his side.
But outside Cecconi's in West Hollywood this weekend, Mitte told us his mother's not just a huge party animal -- she also makes a SOLID wingman.
No one looks out for you like mom.
Big Concert Announcement
Desert, Helicopter, 567 Red Bulls
9/16/2013 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears will spill the beans about her upcoming Vegas spectacular tomorrow, TMZ has learned -- and the announcement itself will be an extravaganza in the middle of nowhere.
We're told Britney will unveil plans for her big new Planet Hollywood show from an undisclosed location in the Mojave desert at around 4AM PT, and it will be broadcast live on "GMA."
It's going to be huge -- 1,350 participants will be bused from Vegas to the desert. And get this ... all attendees must be between 5' and 6' tall ... we don't know why.
As for Brit ... she'll be arriving via helicopter.
All told, we've learned the show announcing the show will cost roughly $100,000 -- including $27,176 to bus all the people (28 buses total), $4,200 for tents, and $5,154 for craft services ... which includes 2,100 bottles of water, coffee, 918 Gatorades, and 567 Red Bulls.
We're told Britney will be performing her new single "Work Bitch," and she'll then blast specifics about her new show that debuts in December. In case you can't wait, we have a bunch of particulars, including what she'll be raking in.
4 AM, huh. Bets on lip-synching anyone?
REBOUNDING IN VEGAS
Major Flirting With Hot Chick
9/16/2013 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Call him Dennis Rodman, 'cause Liam Hemsworth was rebounding like a CHAMP in Vegas last night ... spittin' some serious game to a smokin' hot chick -- and from the looks of things, it worked.
Just one day before reps "officially" announced the demise of his engagement to Miley Cyrus, Liam and 5 of his friends hit up XS Nightclub ... where he ran into 23-year-old Eiza González.
FYI -- Eiza happens to be a singer/actress (seems like someone's got a type).
They drank ... he smoked ... they flirted ... they were thisclose ... and people in the club said they never left each other's side before leaving the joint together at 2 am.
TITANIC Vegas Contract
But She Can't Touch Celine
9/16/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears will be raking in HUGE STACKS in Vegas this winter -- a ridiculous $310,000 per show ... nearly $15 million per year -- but she still doesn't hold a candle to Celine Dion.
TMZ is privy to the financial details of Britney's deal. The 2-year contract calls for 48 shows a year at Planet Hollywood. According to the contract, Britney will earn $310,000 per show.
By contrast, Celine does 70 shows a year. Sources say she pulls in $476,000 a show ... so she's way ahead of Britney in the money department, but Brit gets more time off.
Britney's cut of the gate is huge -- projected sales per show are $508,514, meaning Brit will be snagging more than 60%.
As we reported, producers are shooting for a "cool, hip club-like show" ... unlike the run-of-the-mill Vegas shows that preceded it (Celine's included). It starts in December.
If that's not convincing, check out these cool 3D mock-ups of the stage.
Crashes Into Parked Car
... In Vegas
9/16/2013 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Guitar legend Carlos Santana slammed into a parked car in a fancy Las Vegas neighborhood Friday night ... but cops say he wasn't driving drunk.
The 66-year-old was in Vegas for a couple of shows -- but he didn't have a performance on Friday night.
A spokesman for the Las Vegas Metro Police Department says no one was injured in the wreck -- noting there was no one inside the parked car at the time of the collision.
As for the make and model of Santana's ride -- so far, that's unclear ... but we're workin' on it.
A police rep told the Las Vegas Review Journal ... "He hit a parked car, it was a minor accident, is all" ... adding the incident wasn't even "log worthy."
Flies Posse to Vegas
All About the Money
9/15/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber just high tailed it to Las Vegas with his crew to walk Floyd Mayweather into the ring tonight ... and they're clearly expecting "Money" to kick ass.
Justin boarded with Lil Twist, Lil Za and a few others Saturday for Floyd's fight against Saul "Canello" Alvarez -- and most of his entourage were proudly sporting Mayweather's Money Team shirts.
Worth noting ... no visible puffs of smoke as they boarded the plane ... this time.
8:20 PM PT -- Bieber is officially backstage with the champ.