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T.I. Tiny Deserves Her New $225K Whip She's Given Me The Best Gift

7/17/2018 9:15 AM PDT

T.I. says the $225k whip he got his wife, Tiny, for her 43rd birthday is just one item on a long list of things he's gifted her over the years, but she's given him the best gift back. 

T.I. was in the Big Apple Monday and we asked about the Mercedes-Benz S550 he had customized in less than 24 hours for his wife, but T.I. didn't feel like talking specifics.

In fact, doesn't sound like T.I. is keeping track of all the gifts he's gotten his gal of 17 years ... instead, he says he's more worried about her reaction. 

As for what he's gotten in return ... T.I. delivers a seriously good answer. If you need a hint: there's 3 of them.

Amazon Prime Day Sale Crashes Site ... The Dogs of Disappointment

7/16/2018 2:22 PM PDT

Someone's gotta be in Jeff Bezos' doghouse right now with Amazon's huge Prime Day sale crashing the retail giant's website, and the only people who might be celebrating are dog lovers. 

The annual event was doomed right off the bat -- as soon as it started at noon Pacific Time, users attempting to find big bargains, were instead met with error messages due to the site crash. Gotta hand it to Amazon though, because they programmed the error messages to include pics of cute pooches.

Nothing soothes the soul like man's best friend.

Amazon says it's working on fixing the problem, and some users are able to shop now. So, in case you miss the pups, or just need something to make ya smile ... check out these Prime Day doggies.

President Trump Summit w/ Vladimir Putin Co$t Hundreds of Thousands!!

7/16/2018 9:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

President Trump's historic summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin didn't come cheap ... U.S. taxpayers are on the hook for more than $300k ... TMZ has learned.

According to federal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- the State Department made tons of new purchase orders specifically for Monday's Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland. For hotels alone, the bill was $128,681.39. Tech support was a cool $100,972.50, and that included $12k alone for laptop/printer rentals.

And, as much as Trump hates the "fake news" media, he still fed them pretty well. Catering for the press cost $52,703.38. The Secret Service's ballistic glass installation and removal alone cost $15,913.35. There's also a $56k airport hangar rental fee. All in all ... the U.S. Gov dropped $302,124.62.

By comparison, Trump's face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong-un ran about $162k.

Bobby Bonilla Praises Agent for Legendary Contract

7/16/2018 9:01 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's Bobby Bonilla ... with a big ol' smile on his face -- because he just got his annual $1 MILLION check from the NY Mets!

You've probably heard of "Bobby Bonilla Day" -- every July 1, Bobby gets $1.19 million stemming from a contract he signed back in his playing days. 

Instead of paying Bobby the $5.9 million they owed him back in 2000 ... his agent negotiated a deferred payment deal with the Mets in which they send him an annual $1.19 mil check until 2035!!!!

So, when we saw Bobby at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. over the weekend ... we had to ask how he celebrated. 

But, the 55-year-old -- who hasn't played since 2001 -- was more interested in giving credit to his agent, Dennis Gilbert  ... a "special man."

Congrats, Bobby!!!

Cardi B Baby Pic Offers Rolling in ... Choosing Privacy, for Now

7/16/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B's baby girl won't make her public debut if her mama gets her way because, despite a flood of offers from media outlets ... she's keeping Kulture under wraps.

Sources close to Cardi tell TMZ ... multiple magazines, websites and photo agencies have reached out with offers for Kulture's first photo shoot. We're told the offers have been in the $100k neighborhood or higher.

Cardi and Offset have no desire to make a deal ... yet. We're told they won't even consider it until their daughter's at least 5 or 6 months old.

Our sources say Cardi just wants to focus on being a mom and bonding with her baby. So, Kulture's gonna be on the low, for now, but we also know she's already living the high life.

Cristiano Ronaldo The $117 Mil Medical Exam ... For Juventus Deal

7/16/2018 6:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

Here's Cristiano Ronaldo looking like Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV" -- hooked up to all sorts of machines as he takes his official medical exam for that massive Juventus deal. 

CR7 arrived to the Juventus medical facility near Turin, Italy on Monday ... ready to work. 

Sporting a mesh shirt and massive diamond earrings, the soccer superstar hit the treadmill as part of the exam ... which will ensure that Ronaldo is in the world-class shape Juve expects him to be. 

Cristiano didn't seem worried -- cracking a smirk as he began to exercise.

It's a big day for Juventus -- which paid a $117 million transfer fee to get Ronaldo from Real Madrid. Plus, the team is reportedly paying him around $35 MIL per year. 

Good luck ... 

Paris Hilton Just Like Kylie ... I'm Self-Made!!!

7/16/2018 6:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Paris Hilton -- whose great-grandfather started the globally-recognized Hilton hotels -- says she's also self-made.

We got Paris arriving at LAX over the weekend and wanted to get her take on Kylie Jenner after Forbes said she's set to become America's youngest self-made BILLIONAIRE. Paris paid the young entrepreneur her respects.

But our guy wanted to know -- is Paris also self-made? Sure, her name carries a ton of weight in the business world, but Paris also parlayed that into licensing her name to perfumes and a fashion line. Not to mention getting paid for appearances.

Bob Baffert You Wanna Be A Jockey? ... Here's The Key

7/15/2018 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Anyone looking to make millions for riding a horse 2 minutes at a time needs to pay close attention ... because legendary trainer Bob Baffert is gonna tell you if you're world class Jockey material.

Bob is the man when it comes to making ponies into champions, having trained the last two triple crown winners, American Pharoah and Justify.

He doesn't ride the horses though, so when we got him out at Craig's we wanted to know what he looks for in the men who do.

FYI -- these jockeys make HUGE dollars, with the top ten guys making an average of over 5 million dollars last year.

If you wanna be one of them you need to listen to Bob ... although some of you might have a better chance than others.

Tekashi69 Giving Mood After Jail Release ... Have Some Cash, Kids!!!

7/14/2018 4:24 PM PDT
Breaking News

Tekashi69's feeling so good about being out of the slammer, he says he's starting up a soccer league for the community ... and it looks like he's paying the players!

The rapper just shared a vid on Instagram -- he's all smiles as he claims he started a league right after being released from jail ... and hands out $20 bills to about a dozen youngsters, and even some parents.

At one point someone yells out "Bail money!" ... which might be true.

We broke the story ... 6ix9ine got sprung from his Rikers Island cell Friday after his lawyers scored him a deal, with the catch being he MUST surrender Monday in Harris County, TX to pay $5,000 bail there.

Tekashi was arrested in NYC earlier this week for an outstanding warrant out of Harris County, where he allegedly choked a 16-year-old back in January.

Looks like now he's trying to show he's got nothing but love -- and money -- for kids.

D.L. Hughley Hey Papa, You Can Say the N-Word ... But It Costs a Lot!!!

7/14/2018 2:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

D.L. Hughley's joining the ranks of some other celebs and athletes to say good riddance to John Schnatter, and says he isn't surprised 'Papa John' used a racial slur ... because he's a "horrible dude."

We got the comedian at LAX Saturday and asked if he was done with Papa John's pizza ... he tells us he has been for a while now, for the same reason ex-NFL star Thomas Jones told us -- it's s***ty.

D.L. has some other reasons, too -- saying Schnatter's completely disrespectful -- and jokes that maybe he took the same Ambien as Roseanne Barr.

Hughly also suggests the Papa John's founder is simply racist, and says if he wants to use the n-word like Colonel Sanders did he can ... but nowadays -- it'll cost ya big time.

As we reported ... Schnatter resigned from the University if Louisville's Board of Trustees and stepped down as chairman of Papa John's International this week after huge backlash over his comments made on a company conference call in May.

Louisville also removed his name from its football stadium and business school, and the pizza chain is reportedly losing many sponsorship deals with pro sports teams.

Ludacris Zen Vacay at $10M Bahamas Pad ... with 400 sq. ft. Daybed!

7/14/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If Ludacris had run out of places to lay his head inside his Bahamas vacation house, he had no need to worry, because there was a 400-square-foot elevated daybed outside waiting for him by the pool.

Luda just crashed at the Ananda Estate on the island of Eleuthera. Sources tell us he was there for at least a couple of nights.

The sprawling, 4-bedroom beachfront home is currently on sale for $10 million and rents for $3,600/night.

It comes with an SUV, an ATV, 2 jet skis and a personal chef. There are also two chill spots next to the pool ... one with that huge daybed, and another with a sunken kitchen near a giant Buddha fountain.

As for that 50 ft. infinity pool, seems like it'd be really hard to get out of ... and Ludacris looks like he agrees.

Antonio Brown Boomin' Birthday Bling ... Worth $200K!!!

7/14/2018 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Antonio Brown got himself one helluva birthday present this year ... copping an insane diamond chain made with A KILO OF GOLD ... and it's got an awesome meaning behind it.

TMZ Sports has learned ... the Steelers superstar hit up Gabriel the Jeweler -- the go-to guy for pretty much every NFLer -- for the piece featuring his logo made of 100 handpicked VS2 diamonds.

But if you look closely ... AB's fiancee and children's names are featured along the outside of the plate ... a special request Brown made to show love for his family.

Gabe tells us Brown -- whose birthday was July 10 -- was totally stoked with the results and has been rockin' it everywhere. 

And, we know what you're wondering ... we're told the piece is worth around $200K!! 

Before you freak out, dude's in the middle of a 4-year, $68 million contract. So ... just a drop in the bucket for AB.

'Young Sheldon' Star Could Be a Millionaire After Season 2!!!

7/13/2018 5:46 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The kid who plays the young version of "The Big Bang Theory" character Sheldon Cooper is getting a big boost to his bank account ... thanks to the huge success of the CBS spin-off.

According to Iain Armitage's "Young Sheldon" contract -- obtained by TMZ -- the star of the show got $30,000 for every episode in Season 1 ... which ended up being 22 strong after a stellar ratings debut scored it a full-season order.

Do the math, and that's $660k for Young Sheldon.

It gets better, though -- the show's been renewed for Season 2, which premieres in September, and will likely be another 22 eps. According to his contract, he'll get a pay bump to $31,200 per ep. for the second season ... which comes out to more than a $26k raise.

That's roughly $1.35 MILLION for Iain for 2 seasons of TV work.

And if season 3 happens, it's the same deal for Sheldon -- more eps. for more money ... $32,448 a pop.

Sure beats a paper route.

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