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Mama June

I'm a Strip Club Superstar Now!

5/3/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June Strip Club

Mama June's making stacks o' cash from a Florida strip club -- and in related news ... there's a polar vortex pushing through hell. 

A rep for June tells TMZ the "Honey Boo Boo" matriarch has a signed deal to appear later this month at Crazy Horse Gentlemen's Club in Pompano Beach -- but before you start booking flights ... we're told June's keeping her clothes on.

June will pocket $5,500 for the meet and greet with fans, and get VIP treatment -- including first class airfare and deluxe hotel accommodations. 

Although she won't be in her birthday suit ... there's a chance June might hop onstage to show off her new figure. She's lost 45 pounds!

Bonus for June -- the club's got a killer menu ... though that might not jive with her diet.  

NFL's Justin Pugh

Hey Rookies ...

DON'T BLOW YOUR MONEY!!

5/3/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NFL lineman Justin Pugh knows what it's like to become a MULTI-MILLIONAIRE overnight ... and he's got some excellent advice for the new rookies to make sure they don't go broke. 

For the record, Pugh signed an $8.3 MILLION contract with a $4.4 million signing bonus when the NY Giants selected him in the 1st round of the 2013 draft. 

So, what's the secret to financial success for the young guys? Pugh says there's one KEY MOVE they need to make right away ... before they start living the good life.

Check out the clip ... especially if you plan on signing a huge contract in the near future.  

'Gotham' Child Star

Young Catwoman

Gettin' Paid Purr-Dy Penny

5/3/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0501-camren-bicondova-instagram"Gotham" actress Camren Bicondova is laughing all the way to the piggy bank ... the 15-year-old is making a fortune as Selina Kyle.

According to her contract which was filed with the court, Camren makes $17,500 per episode while providing a little eye-opening insight into Catwoman's past. And that's just for the first season.

If the show makes it seven seasons, she'll rake in $20,477 an episode  ... not bad for someone who was a runner-up on "America's Best Dance Crew."

She's made a grand total of $385k for Season 1. That's impressive, but dwarfed by Michelle Pfeiffer, who pulled in $3 mil for her cat lady role while Halle Berry snagged $14 mil.

Meow.

Floyd Mayweather

Deciding on Fight Gloves

... $2,500-a-Pair!!

5/2/2015 8:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0502-mayweather-gloves-tmz-01If the 'look good, feel good, play good' adage is true ... Manny Pacquiao might be in trouble tonight ... 'cause TMZ Sports has the FIRST pictures of Floyd's fight night boxing gloves ... and they're SWEET.

Boxing brand Grant Worldwide's CEO Elvis Grant Phillips tells us his company hooked the champ up with 8 custom pairs of gloves.  Mayweather picked his 3 favorite ... that he'll take to the MGM Grand.

0502-sub-mayweather-gloves-tmz-01We're told Floyd's torn between the Red/Blue/Silver and Gold/Red/Blue pairs ... it's a tough decision, 'cause he loves them both ... especially the metallic color schemes, which run $2,500-a-pair.

As far as Manny, no word yet on what his gloves look like ...

Stay tuned.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Fire Sale On Tix

... Investors Losing Big $$$

5/2/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It was supposed to be the hottest ticket of the year ... but it's gone cold ... and now multiple investors who tried to flip tickets to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao tell TMZ Sports they're losing BIG MONEY.

As we previously reported, ringside seats hit the market for upwards of $80,000 ... and face value of the crappy seats originally went on sale for $1,500.

A bunch of high profile ticket brokers and investors bought up as many tickets as they could get -- thinking it was a sure bet ... since interest in the fight has been through the roof.

But it just ain't panning out -- with one broker blaming the high prices and the fact that tickets only went on sale 10 days before the fight -- and investors are losing their asses. 

One company told us they initially bought 80 tickets ... but only moved 20 ... and now they're holding the bag on 60 high-priced stubs.

"It's an embarrassment. We lost a significant amount of money," one broker tells us. 

Same story for another ticket broker -- who tells us things have gotten "desperate" and they're slashing prices like crazy. 

At this point, we're told brokers are just trying to break even ... and anything more than that would be a huge victory at this point. 

Tyga

Watch Me Stiff My Landlord!!!

5/2/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tyga is a wanted man in Calabasas ... wanted by a landlord who claims the rapper owes them a fortune in back rent and is now thumbing his nose at them ... so they're threatening Kylie's BF with jail.

Tyga rented a fancy house in Calabasas back in 2010, but fell way behind. The landlord got a judgement for nearly $90k in back rent. But that's not the end of the story.

Tyga never paid the judgment, so the landlord filed legal docs to force Tyga back into court, so a lawyer could grill him on where he's keeping his assets ... assets that could be seized to satisfy the judgment.

You may recall last month, while Tyga was hawking his L.A. Gear kicks at a release party, he got served with papers ... and now we know that was to demand he show up for the hearing.

Tyga, it seems, had better things to do, because he was a no show, which pissed off the landlord. Tyga's lawyer then tried to mollify the landlord by offering to pay his lawyer bill for the hearing, which came to $1090. Tyga wrote a check ... and it bounced!

To add insult to injury, the landlord noticed that Tyga posted on his Instagram -- 5 days before the hearing -- stacks of hundred dollar bills. 

So now the landlord's out for blood, demanding he pay the full judgment, plus interest, which has now swelled to $124k. And, the landlord warns, if he doesn't pay, he'll get an arrest warrant because Tyga failed to show at the hearing. 

Something tells us ... it's not over.

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Michael Lohan

I'm On an Installment Plan

for Child Support!

5/2/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Lohan Paying Child SupportBad news for Michael Lohan, with a silver lining ... he still owes Dina Lohan a big chunk of change in child support, but at least now he gets to pay it off over time.

MiLo cut a check recently for $9,500 to the New York State Child Support Processing Center to partially settle his debt with Dina. He still owes around $6,000.

The judge has mercifully let the patriarch pay the balance in $1,500/month installments. Michael had previously argued he paid his kids directly because Dina was irresponsible in the money department, but the judge scoffed, ruling that dog don't hunt.  

The judge had previously revoked Michael's passport and suspended his driver's license, but he got them back once he paid the $9,500.

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N.W.A. Photog

Dear MTV, Express Yourself

WITHOUT Jacking My Photos

5/2/2015 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0501-nwa-viacom-wiki-01The guy who shot the most iconic image of N.W.A. says the same company keeps ripping off his classic work with the rap legends ... so now he's trying to take 'em down in court. 

In the docs, Howard Rosenberg says at least 3 of his shots popped up on MTV.com and BET.com -- which are both owned by Viacom. It's deja vu for Rosenberg ... who points out he also sued Viacom in 2011 for the same thing, and eventually settled.

Rosenberg says his N.W.A. pics are so valuable because they were shot in 1989 -- right before Ice Cube left the group. So he says they're rare shots of the whole lineup -- Cube, Dr. DreEazy-E, DJ Yella, and MC Ren.

Howard says he already fired off a warning letter to Viacom, which deleted the images from its websites ... but they still haven't paid him a dime.

He's now asking a judge to make the media giant cough up his cash and stop using his pics once and for all.

Lil B

$10k Got Jacked from My Room

After Weed Dispute with Hotel

5/1/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lil B Money Stolen Hotem RoomRapper Lil B is furious $10,000 went missing from his hotel room -- and he's pointing the finger at the hotel staff ... after management gave him the boot for hotboxing the place.

Lil B tells TMZ he was staying at the Oakland Airport's Red Lion on Tuesday when the hotel kicked him out because guests were complaining about marijuana smoke coming out of his room.

The rapper claims hotel management told him security had entered his room while he was gone ... found a small bag of pot, and then asked him to leave.

When Lil B went back to his room to collect his things, he says he noticed $10,000 cash was missing. He went to the front desk to file a theft report, but claims the employee ignored him. He recorded that awkward encounter and posted it online. He also blasted the hotel staff on Twitter.

Since the hotel wasn't helping ... B says he went to Oakland PD to file a report. Cops tell us they are "still in the process of verifying if this incident occurred."

We reached out to the Red Lion Hotel for comment ... so far, no word back.

'Hangover''s Brody Stevens

Empty Orioles Game Sucked

... For The Working Man

4/30/2015 4:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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'Hangover' star Brody Stevens says the vendors and concession workers at Camden Yards are getting SCREWED ... and tells TMZ Sports the "empty stadium" solution is a total disaster.

As we previously reported ... the concession stand workers at Camden Yards are pissed -- because no fans, means no concessions ... which means no work. Which means no paycheck.

Which brings us to Brody -- who's not just a hilarious comic, but one of the most die-hard baseball fans in the country -- who used to work in a baseball stadium himself back in the day. 

But Brody didn't just bitch about the problems ... he's got solutions. 

Check out the clip. He's funny ... and he might just be right.

Floyd Mayweather

NOT PAYING SUGE KNIGHT'S BAIL

... Says Money Team

4/30/2015 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0430_Floyd-Mayweather_suge_knight_TMZBad news for Suge Knight ... Floyd Mayweather will NOT be posting his $10 million bail if he wins his fight this weekend ... this according to a key member of Floyd's Money Team. 

TMZ Sports just got off the phone with one of Floyd's most trusted members of his TMT crew -- who tells us Suge's lawyer was just plain wrong when he told media outlets there was a plan in place for Floyd to fork over the money. 

We're told Floyd and Suge were close in the past -- but they haven't been in contact in several years. 

Suge is currently locked up in L.A. on murder charges -- and his attorney Matthew Fletcher reportedly said Knight was counting on Floyd to cover his bail.

We reached out to Fletcher for comment -- who says he only made the comments because that's what he was told by Suge's family.

Suge Knight

Bail Reduction Denied ...

Pleads Not Guilty

4/30/2015 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Suge Knight will not get the deep deep discount he wants on bail -- a judge denied his request during Knight's arraignment ... where he pled not guilty to murder.

The court previously reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million, but Suge wanted a judge to knock it down even more ... to $5 million. During Thursday morning's hearing ... the judge stood at $10 mil.

Suge walked on his own into court, but did use a wheelchair when he left. He previously complained he was embarrassed because deputies forced him to use the chair.

Knight is charged with murdering Terry Carter during a confrontation which was captured on video. Suge claims he ran over Carter in self-defense. 

Plaxico Burress

Shoots Himself In the Foot

Over Tax Bill

4/30/2015 9:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0430-plaxico-burress-getty-01More trouble for ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress -- he's been indicted in New Jersey for allegedly failing to pay close to $50,000 in state taxes ... and he could face serious prison time.   

Prosecutors say Burress initially tried to file his state income return for 2013 back in October -- showing he owed $48,000 -- but the electronic funds transfer failed.  

Officials say they notified Burress and the person who did Plax's taxes multiple times -- but they never remedied the situation. 

So, Plax was charged with 1 count of willful failure to pay a state tax and 1 count of issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer -- crimes that are punishable by up to 5 years in prison each.

Plax is no stranger to the law -- he did two years on a weapons charge after shooting himself in the leg in a Manhattan nightclub in 2008. 

We reached out to Plax for comment -- so far, no word back. 

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