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Floyd Mayweather

Drops $370k

On Rare Supercar

1/30/2015 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Floyd Mayweather's gonna need some more garage space -- 'cause the boxer just dropped nearly $400k on an ultra-rare McLaren that was HAND-BUILT in England.  

The car is insane -- it's a 2015 McLaren 650S Spider with a retractable hardtop. Top speed -- 204 mph and goes from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. 

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Sources close to the boxer tell us ... Floyd ordered the car through his regular exotic car guy Obi Okeke at Fusion Luxury Motors in Van Nuys, Ca -- and had the car delivered to his Vegas home last week. 

As we previously reported, Mayweather has more than $7 million in luxury cars ... and if he signs that contract to fight Manny, his vehicle budget is gonna get considerably larger.

Scooter Braun

Droppin' Epic Bachelor Pad

Before Fatherhood

1/30/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Scooter Braun Selling HomeScooter Braun kissed bachelorhood goodbye last year ... and now he's ready to cash out on his ultimate bachelor pad to the tune of nearly $12 million. 

Braun's 5,300 sq. ft. former man palace is cavernous ... no doubt Justin Bieber crashed more than once in the 4-bed, 5-bath digs Scooter bought in 2011 for $5.7 million. 

The testosterdome has a pool, a cabana (for babes), a koi pond (for the koi), and massive floor to ceiling glass walls -- which possibly inspired Biebs to score a glass house too.

Scooter's wife Yael is about to have their first kid ... so the timing's right to scrub all traces of his single days. Last year they dropped $13 mill on a more family-friendly 11,137 sq. ft. mansion in Brentwood.

The baby's definitely going home to a huge crib.

Lil Wayne to Birdman

I'm Willing to Stay

If the Price is Right

1/29/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lil Wayne
will stay with Cash Money and Birdman IF they ante up the money he's owed ... in fact, we're told if Cash Money pays up, Wayne has no choice but to stay. 

Sources involved in the case tell TMZ ... Wayne feels Birdman's decision to avoid paying him is nothing more than a power play. TMZ broke the story that Wayne is suing, and a central claim is that Birdman has consistently stiffed him over the last year. 

There are 2 payments that have irked Wayne -- he says he was owed $8 million when he went into the studio to record "Tha Carter V" in December 2013, and another $2 mil when he completed the album last month.

We're told the hope is that Universal -- which distributes Cash Money Records -- will step in and earmark the $10 mil for Wayne. And we're told Universal is already putting pressure on Cash Money to settle. 

If Cash Money pays Wayne the $10 mil, it would essentially eliminate any breach of contract. That means Wayne would have no legal basis to ask out of the contract. Even though Wayne's suing for $51 million, most of that is predicated on future lost profits which would not be an issue if they settle.

As for the release of "Tha Carter V" ... even if the case settles the power would be in Birdman's claws.

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Dr. Dre

Flies the Coop ...

Straight Outta Famous Bird 'Hood

1/29/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dr Dre HomeDr. Dre is determined to ball like a billionaire, and he moved close to that goal ... by dropping his fancy Hollywood Hills crib for big money.

Dre just scored $32.5 million for his posh pad in the exclusive bird streets hood ... which is home to Leo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves, and a ton of other celebs.

Dre's walking away with more than twice what he paid for it in 2011. Not bad, considering he didn't live there full time. It's not like he had to ... the Doc splurged on Tom Brady and Gisele's massive Brentwood estate for $40M last spring. 

The new owners will have plenty of space for their homies to get gangsta ... the 6-bed, 9-bath joint is tucked away on a cul-de-sac with an amazing infinity pool. 

We reached out to Dre's uber real estate broker Kurt Rappaport ... but never heard back. The home sale helps Dre creep toward billionaire status. Several estimates already have him over $650 million.

Lil Wayne

Sues Birdman's Cash Money ...

I Want Out!

1/28/2015 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lil Wayne
has made good on his promise to go after Cash Money ... because he's filed a lawsuit asking a judge to end his contract with Birdman's label.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Wayne says Birdman and company violated the deal by withholding tens of millions of dollars Cash Money owes him for his long-delayed album, "Tha Carter V." 

Wayne claims because Cash Money is refusing to pay, he's entitled to walk.  

But Lil Wayne wants more than just a declaration of freedom. He's suing for $51 MILLION. 

And Wayne wants the judge to declare he's the joint copyright owner of all Young Money recordings ... which includes Drake, Nicki Minaj and several others.

Sources connected to Wayne tell TMZ ... if Birdman antes up then he can release "Tha Carter V," but only if Wayne gets paid. Wayne says he was supposed to get an $8 million advance when he began recording in December, 2013 and another 2M when he completed the album a year later, but so far he's gotten nothing.

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Kevin O'Leary

Courtney Loves Making Money

... And So Do I

1/28/2015 12:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

012815_kevin_oleary_tmzlive_launchKevin O'Leary and Courtney Love definitely made a connection -- not romantically, but financially -- during their marathon dinner date Tuesday night.

Mr. Wonderful came on TMZ Live to reveal their nearly 4-hour meal was all about money and music. Courtney has publishing rights to tons of music -- hers and Kurt Cobain's -- and, of course, Kevin's got tons of money.

Kevin says he's considering investing in her music catalog, but you have to see what really shocked him about Courtney.

Never judge a book, or a Hole lead singer ...

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Mariah and Nick

Nanny Sues

Their Kids Liked Me Too Much

1/28/2015 9:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon may be getting divorced, but they're still attached because they're being sued by a former nanny who claims she was fired because she showed too much affection to their twins.

Simonette DaCosta claims in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- she was the full-time nanny when the kids were just infants. She fed, bathed and comforted them, but it didn't sit well with Mariah. 

DaCosta claims the singer berated her for showing too much affection. Translation, it's pretty clear she's alleging Mariah was jealous because the kids liked their nanny way too much. 

DaCosta also claims she was worked too hard ... putting in lots of OT -- sometimes 100 hours a week.

She wants back pay and other damages.

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Courtney Love

Hooks a Shark ...

Date or Deal with Kevin O'Leary?

1/28/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

012815_courtney_love_kevin_oleary_launchCourtney Love and "Shark Tank" maven Kevin O'Leary enjoyed dinner together Tuesday night in West Hollywood, but the question is ... who was pitching who?

Love and Mr. Wonderful were inside the restaurant for nearly four hours and when they made their exit, the paps were quick to ask if they were dating. O'Leary immediately said no -- he is a married man -- so that just leaves the topic of money. 

Does Courtney have a killer business plan? Does Kevin have a plan for Courtney's career?

We'd invest a million dollars for 100% of the answer.

JaVale McGee & D.J. Swearinger

NBA Star and NFL Star Unite

To CRUSH L.A. Strip Club

1/28/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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What do a 7'0" center for the Denver Nuggets and a 5'10" safety for the Houston Texans have in common?

A love of dat ass ...

Cause JaVale McGee (the center) and D.J. Swearinger (the safety) were both at a L.A. strip club this past Monday CRUSHING it ... showing more than $16K on some of the hard working ladies.

The two stars hit up Ace Of Diamonds in L.A. -- the hottest new shake spot in the city -- and from what we're told the two went BANANAS inside the joint, spending some serious green on the ta-ta talent.

For those keeping count, our booty club sources say JaVale -- who makes about $12 mil-a-year -- dropped around $10K while D.J. -- who "only" banks about $800K a year -- precipitated an impressive $6K.

It ain't trickin' if you got it ...

Sly Stone

Wins Millions

In Family Stone Royalties

1/27/2015 4:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sly Stone
just scored $5 million thanks to a L.A. jury, which ruled the psychedelic funk singer was done wrong by a former manager who pilfered his fortune.

When Sly was on the skids, his former manager allegedly convinced him to sign over all his royalties to a company the manager picked ... for tax reasons. Sly says the manager assured him he'd be protected.

But Sly says the manager fleeced him, and apparently the jury agreed. The company that got the royalties must pay the frontman of Sly & the Family Stone $2.5 MIL. The manager, Jerry Goldstein, must ante up $2.45 MIL. And the lawyer who worked with Goldstein has to kick in 50K.

Sly has been destitute with severe drug problems ... living in his van.

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O.T. Genasis

In Love With the ...

Making It Rain Gun

1/27/2015 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

OT Genasis Stip ClubO.T. Genasis can't be bothered with all the energy it takes to manually throw dollar bills at strippers ... so he went and got himself a dollar bill gun ... to fire George Washingtons at 'em! 

O.T. hit up the new Los Angeles strip club Ace of Diamonds Monday night where he displayed his device ... which we're gonna go ahead and dub, the Makin' It Rain Ray.

We're told the rapper dropped about $5,000 all told. 

He's in love with the CoCo ... and also Diamond and Champagne and Destiny and Missy and Candy ...

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'Shark Tank's' Kevin O'Leary

I Wouldn't Buy Super Bowl Ad

Here's the Problem ...

1/27/2015 6:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

012715_kevin_oleary_launch_v2It's not the fact it costs $4 MILLION for 30 seconds, "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary tells TMZ Sports there's another big problem when it comes to Super Bowl advertising. 

Mr. Wonderful hit up Craig's in L.A. for dinner Monday -- when he explained why spending the money could be a great investment for the right company ... just not for him. 

But the real challenge when it comes to Super Bowl advertising isn't coming up with the cash ... Kev says it's all about what happens AFTER the big game.

David Spade

I'm Ridin' Dirty for Six Figures

Scores Classic Movie Car

1/27/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

David Spade Joe Dirt CarDavid Spade has gained a ton of muscle ... under the hood of the nearly million dollar '69 Dodge Daytona he just snagged. 

David fell so hard for the model he drove in "Joe Dirt" and its upcoming sequel ... that he bid $900K on a sick fully-restored version of the Hemi-powered ride at Mecum Auctions last Friday.

The 426-hp copper-colored whip has had several other high profile owners ... like former NFL star Kevin Greene.

The real question: where's Spade gonna put the "Cowboy's Butts Drive Me Nuts!" bumper sticker?

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