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Tyrese

Bout that Life

He Drove to Vegas ... Just for Pizza ... In a $350,000 'Rolls Royce' Van

5/8/2014 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Just days before throwing down at Dr. Dre's billionaire party -- Tyrese literally drove HOURS to Vegas with his pal The Game ... inside the world's first tricked-out $350,000 "Rolls Royce" van ... just to pick up a couple slices at the Bellagio.

Tyrese tells TMZ, he picked Game up Wednesday in L.A. and made the day trip in his brand new customized ride -- what he's calling the world's first ever "Rolls Royce Ghost Sprinter" van.

The whip's stacked too -- complete with several Apple TVs, a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac Mini, custom Rolls rims and grill, crazy neon "Transformers" lights, a phone charger at each seat, Internet, and even a heated floor.

Tyrese says as soon as they grubbed down at Bellagio they immediately hightailed it back to L.A. Because, why not.

Game tells us, the carpet in the van was so nice, he didn't even bother to wear shoes -- "I made it to Vegas and all the way back in a fresh pair of white socks."

Ben Affleck

Play Blackjack Downtown ...

You Can Count on Us!

5/6/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ben Affleck
can keep doubling down and splitting Aces in Sin City ... because he just got offered a blackjack safe haven where he won't be 86'd for card counting.

Derek Stevens owns The D Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel in downtown Vegas -- and he wants Ben to bring his chips from the strip without worrying about getting swooped up by security.

TMZ broke the story -- Ben was escorted out of the Hard Rock Casino last week after security labeled him an "advantage player," believing he was counting cards in blackjack.

Stevens tells us, "The D Las Vegas is not afraid of Ben Affleck winning a few hands in a row," adding, "Ben can come play blackjack and not worry about security walking him out!"

Heading off the strip doesn't mean you lose whale status -- The D can accommodate high rollers up to $10K per hand.

Plus Golden Gate has the best $2.99 shrimp cocktail in town.  It used to be $1.99 -- damn inflation.

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Chumlee

This Is How

You Do Vegas!

5/5/2014 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0505-chumlee-splash-censoredRather than sit at a dingy blackjack table and risk getting thrown out ... Chumlee from "Pawn Stars" spent his time far more wisely in Sin City this weekend -- at the Tao Beach pool getting flashed by a hot chick for no reason at all.

Well, we can think of at least one reason for the exposure.

Hit me!

Don Cheadle

Screw Card Counting

Casinos are the Villains

5/4/2014 5:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Don Cheadle doesn't know jack about card-counting, but he's definitely on Ben Affleck's side ... because he clearly thinks the casinos are the real bad guys

Our photog got Don leaving Locanda Portifino Friday in Santa Monica ... and the Oscar winner was on him game.  He knew it wasn't illegal to count cards, and he doesn't feel the least bit sorry for casinos which he thinks cross the ethical line all the time.

TMZ broke the story ... Ben was booted from the Hard Rock for allegedly counting cards at the blackjack table.

So, we gotta ask ...

Chelsea Handler's Sidekick

Salsa Wrestling

At Strip Club Cinco De Mayo Party!

5/3/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chelsea Handler sidekick Chuy Bravo says he will honor Cinco de Mayo by making a bunch of "naked bitches" wrestle in salsa at a Vegas strip club ... VIVA LA MEXICO!!!!!

Bravo will be the main man at Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in Vegas on Monday night, with festivities that include foxy boxing, an adult pińata ... and two strippers going at it in a vat of hot spicy salsa!! 

We're guessin' it's probably gonna burn when the strippers pee that night ...

... from the salsa. 

Ben Affleck

Booted from Hard Rock for Counting Cards

5/2/2014 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ben Affleck Kicked Out Hard Rock Casino
Ben Affleck
's blackjack days are over ... at least at the Hard Rock in Vegas -- because he was just banned FOR LIFE from playing the game at the casino ... after security says they caught him counting cards.

Affleck was in Sin City earlier this week with wife Jennifer Garner. We're told he planned the Vegas trip as a romantic getaway before he ships off to Detroit for several months to shoot his new Batman movie.

But things took an unromantic turn Tuesday night -- Hard Rock casino sources tell us, Affleck was playing blackjack at a high rollers' table when security swarmed.

According to sources, security informed Affleck he had been deemed an "advantaged player" and was no longer allowed to play blackjack at the Hard Rock. We're told security had spotted Affleck counting cards ... a gambling strategy that involves counting card values to decrease betting risk.

Counting cards isn't technically illegal, but it can get you kicked out of a casino -- which is exactly what happened to Affleck. We're told security arranged for a car service to take him back to his hotel.

FYI, Affleck is a well-known card shark -- back in 2001, he reportedly amassed $800,000 in blackjack winnings (at the Hard Rock no less) by playing three $20,000 blackjack hands at once.

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DJ Skribble

Vegas Club Shut Me Down And Shoved Me Out

5/1/2014 9:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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DJ Skribble says his Vegas gig was torpedoed by vindictive club managers who refused to give him a microphone, telling him his act was fit for a toilet stall.

Skribble filed suit against Chateau Nightclub, claiming it reneged on a 1-year, $3,500 per gig deal.

Skribble says everything changed when the club hired new management.  He says the new guys tried to dump him as the house DJ ... driving customers away from his room, cancelling bottle service and even refusing to give him a microphone.

Skribble says they also cancelled his advertising and promotion ... and slandered him by telling customers he should "be put in the bathroom to play."

He says the club owes him $42K for the cancelled shows ... but he's suing for more than $1 million ... for breaking the contract and damaging his good name.

Clooney's Biz Partner

George Wasn't Drunk When He Blasted Wynn

4/24/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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George Clooney
's biz partner insists the actor was NOT pounding shots before his nuclear blowout with casino mogul Steve Wynn -- and tells TMZ, "We weren't drunk."

As we reported, Clooney and Wynn (left) locked horns earlier this month at a fancy dinner in Vegas after Wynn called Obama an a-hole. Clooney shot back, calling Wynn the a-hole ... then stormed out.

Wynn claims things exploded because Clooney was slamming tequila -- but Rande Gerber, who was at the dinner -- insists, "No shots were had" ... and it was NOT a heated political debate.

Gerber says, "This wasn't about politics. It was about George standing up for a friend."

FYI, Clooney and Gerber (Cindy Crawford's husband) are partners in a tequila company called Casamigos. They were meeting with Wynn to discuss future business at Wynn's hotels, which already serves the brand.

Funny, we're told Wynn's hotels continue to stock Casamigos ... despite the blowout.

Clooney, Wynn

Nuclear Screaming Match

Wynn Called Obama an Asshole!

4/23/2014 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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George Clooney
stormed away during his fancy Vegas dinner with hotel tycoon Steve Wynn after Wynn called Prez Obama an asshole. 

It sounds like an epic dinner.  According to Wynn ... Clooney got drunk on tequila shots and when Wynn attacked the President ... he says George hurled an F-bomb and left.

Clooney says Wynn was railing over the Affordable Care Act.  He says "I said that the President was my longtime friend and then he said, 'Your friend is an asshole.'"  Clooney adds, "At that point I told Steve HE was an asshole and that I wasn't going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass." 

Wynn told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "When he's [George] drinking, he considers himself a close personal buddy of the President."

Wynn passes a lot of it off to alcohol, saying, "Clooney's fun to be with when he's sober ... If you have a chance to drink with him, you want to get there early, and don't stay late."

For Clooney's part he says there were 9 people at the dinner 2 weeks ago at Botero restaurant at Wynn's Encore hotel, adding, "It had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with character."

For Wynn's part, he says, "Everybody who's in my business -- the casino business -- knows to take actors with a grain of salt."

Thunder From Down Under

103-Year Old Lady

Got a Face Full of Junk

4/19/2014 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0419-thunder-Gallery-Launch-Template-02Age 'aint nothing but a number ... even when a 103-year old lady wants you to swing your crotch around while wearing a pair of skivies.

The guys at the "Thunder From Down Under" show in Las Vegas treated Hilda Eveleyn Kottman -- a minor internet celeb -- to a special dance Friday night in the V.I.P. lounge.

We're told the guys had to make a special trip to her section ... because Grandma Evelyn would take too long getting to the stage.

Talk about putting another shrimp on the barbie.

Juan Gabriel

Rushed to

Vegas ICU

4/15/2014 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Juan Gabriel HospitalizedMexican music icon Juan Gabriel was rushed to a Vegas ICU Monday morning -- where he was diagnosed with a bad case of pneumonia.

According to his rep, the 64-year-old had woken up with an intense fever and congestion.

Gabriel -- one of the best-selling Latin recording artists of all time -- had performed a 3-hour set just the night before at Mandalay Bay resort. According to his rep, the pneumonia has forced the singer to postpone 3 shows in California this week.

Right now Gabriel is hoping he can return to the stage May 1st in L.A.

Chumlee

Lifestyles of the

Thin and Famous

4/15/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0415-chumlee-pool-party-vegasChumlee from "Pawn Stars" was quite the popular guy this weekend ... hanging with a bevy of beauties at Rehab pool at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

He's lost about 75 lbs. in the last year, and stars on a super popular reality show, but we're sure the girls were totally into him for his personality.

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Hillary Clinton

Attacked By Shoe Thrower in Vegas

4/10/2014 4:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Hillary Clinton got the George Bush treatment in Vegas Thursday -- an unidentified woman threw a shoe at the former Secretary of State during a speech ... and TMZ has obtained crazy video of the incident.

Clinton was speaking at Mandalay Bay for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries when the assailant threw the shoe at her.

Watch the video to see what happens -- Clinton dodges it like a champ and then has some hilarious words for the audience.

The shoe thrower was escorted out of the hotel immediately -- and law enforcement sources tell us, she's currently in custody with the Secret Service.

You'll recall, George Bush famously dodged not one -- but TWO -- shoes thrown at him by an Iraqi journalist in 2008.

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