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Rae Sremmurd's Slim Jxmmi Sees Nothing But Diamonds ... Through $125k Goggles!!

5/27/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rae Sremmurd rapper Slim Jxmmi's problem isn't double vision, it's diamond vision ... but that'll happen when you ice out 2 high-priced watches and turn them into eyewear.

Slim got all 'Mad Max' on his timepieces by combining them to make what we imagine is probably the first ever pair of watch-goggles. 

Slim gave his Audemars and Rolex Yacht-Master watches -- more than $50k each -- to Houston celebrity jeweler ZoFrost, and told him to go to town.

It's a cool idea for those who don't wanna see, but definitely want to be seen.

With the diamonds and the connecting Dior strap, we're told the end product's worth about $125k. Best of all, the whole process is reversible -- just in case Slim wants the watches back on his wrists.

Chris Brown Throwing $30k 4th Bday Party For Royalty ... With Baby Mama

5/26/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown and his baby mama, Nia Guzman, have called a truce in their never-ending custody war ... deciding for the sake of Royalty that they'll throw a joint 4th birthday party.

Royalty turns 4 on Sunday and we're told there's only gonna be one bash this year. In the past, Chris and Nia have each thrown their own parties for Royalty because they weren't speaking to one another, but we're told they're actually on good terms now ... trying to co-parent.

Royalty wanted a princess ball for her birthday and Chris and Nia are planning to go all out by dropping well north of $30k on the party. We're told every Disney princess from Cinderella to Jasmine will be there along with a fairy godmother. They're having a horse and carriage with a grand duke and coachman.

On the menu ... crab cakes, California rolls, shrimp tempura, as well as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, mac and cheese and burgers for the kids. 

As for entertainment, we're told there'll be KIDZ BOP performances. UP-and-coming R&B singer Tone Stith will also perform and there's always a chance Royalty's dad will get on the mic ... at least for the birthday song. 

LeBron James Pimpin' Out New $23 Million L.A. Pad!!

5/26/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LeBron James is making his already incredible home even more fit for a king ... 'cause the NBA superstar is adding some crazy renovations to his new Brentwood mansion, TMZ Sports has learned.

ICYMI -- LBJ bought the 15,846 square foot house back in December for $23 mil ... and it came with a theater room, wine cellar, cigar room with air purifying technology and an onyx bar.

But, King James is takin' it even further ... our sources tell us he's adding a basketball court, indoor wine tap (dude LOVES his wine), and is working on the paperwork to get a pizza oven ... while also making changes to the theater and pool.

Remember ... this is LBJ's 2nd Brentwood mansion. After all, he spends his offseasons in L.A. working on his entertainment career (and might be here year-round next season, right Laker fans?).

We know you're asking ... the renovations will set Bron Bron back at least $70k just for the permits and labor ... so we're guessing the final total wasn't cheap.

Pierce Brosnan I Got $1.4M for My Dylan Painting!!! Buyer Has Kimye Ties

5/26/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pierce Brosnan's Bob Dylan painting sold for more than $1 million, and TMZ's learned the new owner is none other than the woman who plunked down $17.8 mil on Kim and Kanye's Bel-Air mansion.

We're told Ukrainian billionaire Marina Acton snapped up 007's painting of Zimmy earlier this week at the 25th annual amFAR Cannes charity gala.

Pierce, who first took up painting back in the '80s, has gotten more serious about it, and the price tag on his work proves it -- Marina dropped $1.4 million.

As for Acton ... she's quickly building a rep for pricey Hollywood collectibles. You already know about the Bel-Air crib Kim and Kanye initially bought for $9 million back in 2013.

Not long after that purchase, Acton also shelled out another $2 million for some Beatles history.

Kanye, Dylan and the Fab Four? She has good taste and deep pockets.

Ex-NFL star T.J. Houshmandzadeh Sues Weed Club Owners ... You Jacked My $200K!!

5/24/2018 4:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former Cincinnati Bengals star T.J. Houshmandzadeh claims he got bamboozled into fronting hundreds of thousands of dollars for a bogus weed business.

The retired WR filed suit against two men -- Damien Marzett and John Wiegman -- for allegedly convincing him to invest $200K into construction for their new dispensary under false pretenses.

In the docs obtained by TMZ Sports, T.J. claims Marzett and Wiegman approached him in 2015, trying to get him to fund a new weed club in L.A. ... which they said would make hundreds of thousands of dollars a month.

He also claims they signed a contract to pay him back interest of $180K by Dec. 2017 if he floated them the dough.

Well, he says he paid ... but never saw any of that money by the due date -- and eventually learned they didn't even have a license to operate a weed club in the state.

He wants a judge to make them fork over the $380k he says he's owed ... plus damages.

Kanye West Paid $85k for Whitney Houston Bathroom Pic ... Says Pusha T

5/24/2018 12:00 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kanye West apparently threw down $85k for a photo of Whitney Houston's drug-ridden bathroom that'll now be the cover of Pusha T's new album, "Daytona."

Pusha T told Angie Martinez in an interview Wednesday that his original album art was canned at the last minute in favor of a photo West licensed for the obscene amount of money. Pusha said that Ye put his own cash down on it too since they'd already agreed on something else previously -- telling Push, “This is what people need to see to go along with this music.”

"Daytona" drops Friday, but the artwork was released Thursday.

As for the final cover image ... it's a photo of the bathroom in Whitney's home, taken in 2006 after an alleged drug binge. The room was littered with paraphernalia like a crack-smoking pipe, spoons, white powder, and booze -- which can all be seen in the photo. Ya just gotta look closely.

United Airlines Strikes Settlement in Dead Dog Case

5/24/2018 9:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

United Airlines has settled with the family whose 10-month-old French bulldog, Kokito, died in an overhead bin ... TMZ has learned.

Although they've reached a settlement with the Robledo family, the amount of dough United is paying is confidential ... according to the family's attorney, Evan Oshan.

As we first reported, the family threatened to sue after a flight attendant allegedly ordered Catalina Robledo to put Kokito in the overheard compartment. After 2 hours of barking, Kokito died of suffocation.

The dog's death threw United into another PR crisis ... less than a year after it settled with Dr. David Dao, who was violently dragged off a flight.

United implemented new pet carrier policies after Kokito's death.

Lil Pump Bust Down Watches For Everyone ... Even My Lawyer!

5/24/2018 7:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Pump is sharing his wealth, in the iciest way possible -- snapping up bust down watches for his whole crew ... 'cause that's what you do when you're dripping in half a mil.

We spotted Pump at Avianne & Co jewelers Wednesday night in NYC, and he and his crew happily flashed us their shiny new timepieces -- even his lawyer got one! If you're wondering what a bust down watch is ... it's essentially a watch covered in diamonds.

So, yeah ... not cheap.

Pump reportedly inked an $8 million recording deal in March, so he's got plenty of money to toss around. He admitted ... his days with one dollar bills in his pockets are behind him now -- with one major exception.

30-Yr-old Evictee Michael Rotondo Gets Job Offer ... Screw Your Folks, Be a Camguy!!!

5/24/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Rotondo's parents suing to get him evicted from their home is opening the door for the 30-year-old to get a job, right alongside the likes of Farrah Abraham ... TMZ has learned.

The day after his family court battle made headlines ... Rotondo, the so-called "layabout millennial," got a letter from online cam site, CamSoda. In the letter, obtained by TMZ, the company first offered Michael condolences on losing the eviction case -- then offered him a paying gig in its "LifeStream" program.

Keep in mind, CamSoda made its name as the site where porn stars do online camming -- but fear not, Michael's job would be fully clothed. According to the letter, the program "allows people to livestream their candid lives 24/7."

Michael would get $1,000/month for up to 6 months, if he accepts.

The company suggests he use the dough to pay rent on a place of his own, and to show his parents he's not a deadbeat.

CamSoda tells us Michael hasn't responded yet, but he told us he already has some mysterious "business" lined up. He won't say what it is, but claims he'll be able to move out in about 3 months.

Perhaps camming can be his plan C. Although, we're positive his top secret plan B will pan out.

Britney Spears Forget More Support!!! It Was K-Fed's Idea to Have More Kids

5/23/2018 10:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Federline made his own bed when he decided to have more children after divorcing Britney Spears, and it's not her problem that he's now strapped for cash and seeking more child support ... sources close to Britney tell TMZ.

K-Fed has asked a judge to up his $20,000 a month child support payment he gets from Britney, claiming their 2 kids enjoy a lavish lifestyle with her and all he can provide them with is a lifestyle that is relatively meager. He claims the kids go on 5-star vacations, they have every toy imaginable, a lighted tennis court, all because he claims she makes $34 million a year, while he only pulls in $3k a month.

One Britney source with direct knowledge of the situation tells TMZ, "Britney spends no more on the boys than he does. He's barely getting by because he has to support 3 additional kids and his wife and himself on funds Brit gives him for their 2 kids."

The source goes on, "The law is that both parents are to contribute to their children's support. Where is his contribution?"

Federline says his expenses are around $23,000 a month. So, when you add up his earnings and Britney's $20k a month, he currently breaks even.

Pete Wentz No Shot at Fortnite's $100 Mil ... Unless You're Ninja

5/23/2018 7:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pete Wentz is a big Fortnite gamer -- he loves it -- but he knows he's got NO CHANCE in hell of winning a single dollar from the upcoming $100 MILLION prize pool.

Instead, Wentz says the only real gamers who could get rich from Fortnite are players like Ninja ... a Fortnite god who chews up and spits out casual gamers like Drake for breakfast.

"I feel like I would have better luck doing ANYTHING than making money off Fortnite," the Fall Out Boy bassist told us in Studio City.

The company behind Fortnite -- Epic Games -- announced the 9-figure prize pool for the 2018 season earlier this week and gamers have been scrambling to put together elite squads to go after the money.

But, Wentz has a point ... players like Ninja, TSM Myth and FaZe Tfue will murder you and all of your avatars when real money is on the line. 

Good luck, though ...

'Sons of Anarchy' Star Theo Rossi Juice Lives Well in Real Life ... And Now You Can Too!

5/23/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The guy who tried selling out the SAMCRO biker gang in "Sons of Anarchy" is now trying to sell something else not quite as nefarious ... his real-life home!

Actor Theo Rossi -- who played Juice Ortiz in 'SoA' for all seven seasons -- has listed his Staten Island mansion for a modest price, if you're loaded ... about $1.75 million.

He put the 4 bed, 4 bath home on the market at the beginning of April this year, after having lived there since 2013. It's a handsome house with an indoor gym, multiple fireplaces and a sweet deck all sprawling across a 9,015 sq. foot plot of land.

Sources tell us Theo grew up on Staten Island, but is now moving off the island ... hence the sale. 

Theo's real estate broker is Laird Klein -- the same guy who helped "Mob Wives" star Big Ang unload her own Staten Island pad a couple years back. 

'Pawn Stars' Brett Maly Diddy Did His Homework ... $21M Art Buy's a Win-Win

5/23/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Diddy's got a keen eye for fine art, and his historic purchase of a Kerry James Marshall painting is a huge score for him and a bigger score for the artist ... according to a famous expert.

Brett Maly -- the fine art appraiser from "Pawn Stars" -- tells TMZ ... Diddy deserves a lot of praise for making all the right moves before dropping $21.1 MILLION on Marshall's 1997 work "Past Times" during a Sotheby's auction last week.

Maly says the combo of focusing on an acclaimed artist AND going after one of his most important pieces is a baller move ... and Diddy certainly made a splash.

As for that splash ... Brett tells us it should have a ripple effect for Marshall -- who's sold million-dollar paintings in the past -- by boosting his sales a few more million ... per piece. Not too shabby, especially since Puff's purchase already made him the most expensive living African-American artist.

Brett also seems to be on the same page as Diddy's son, Quincy Brown -- who says his dad's now a major player in the art world ... get used to it.

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