For one concertgoer, when Billy Joel sang "I love you just the way you are" ... the way he was ... was bloody.
Ari Ganales claims in a new lawsuit ... he and his wife were enjoying the show at Madison Square Garden when some wasted rowdies began fighting ... again, this is a Billy Joel concert.
Ganales says one of the hooligans pulled him over a seat and thrashed him mercilessly -- breaking his arm, nose, ribs and causing other severe injuries.
He and his wife are suing MSG ... blaming the Garden for over-serving booze.
The wife is suing for loss of affection ... i.e., he's not a big shot anymore.
After Club Performance
9/23/2014 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Someone got stabbed after a Chris Brown performance Monday night ... and law enforcement tells us it's yet another case of trouble following Brown and his entourage ... something cops are quietly trying to stop.
Right after Brown finished his set at a YMCMB Drake/Lil Wayne after-party at Supperclub in Hollywood ... several people who were leaving got into a fight and someone got stabbed.
The victim was taken to a hospital and he's expected to be okay.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... they didn't make any arrests because no one would ante up any info ... which leads to the bigger issue. Our cop sources say they believe this is all about Brown's entourage. Wherever they go ... someone ends up bleeding.
We're told the LAPD has privately met with club owners, trying to pressure them into blacklisting Chris and his crew, but the clubs make too much money off them so they're welcome with open arms.
As one law enforcement source put it, "When Brown and his people show, we know what's going to happen. It's a headache for us."
Brown -- who does not keep his association with the Bloods a secret -- has not been accused of instigating the violence, but cops say they know it all emanates from the singer and his entourage.
You'll recall 3 people were shot -- including Suge Knight -- during a Chris Brown performance at 1OAK last month.
Burglars Inspired by Bling Ring
Chick was Ringleader
9/23/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The 2 people who burglarized Miley Cyrus and stole her Maserati credit the Bling Ring for their heist ... according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ.
Naomi Charles and Tylor Scott just copped a plea -- he got 5 years in prison and she's got a year in county jail.
Turns out ... Naomi was the leader of the pack, according to the detective who handled the case. She was treated more leniently because he had a prior record.
As for Miley ... the probation report says she was so traumatized by the June break-in she wanted to move. The report says, "They [Miley's people] had to increase her personal security ... there are not many places the victim feels secure and private."
Miley's lawyer says in the legal docs, Miley wanted a sentence that would deter them and others from doing the same thing in the future.
Someone's Cheating On Me
And It Might Be Johnny Gill
9/23/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nicole Murphy's playing the victim in a cheating scandal -- but this one has a twist, and does NOT involve Michael Strahan ... instead it's singer Johnny Gill.
Of course, Nicole famously accused Michael of cheating when they broke up -- which he denies -- but her pal Johnny Gill decided to play up that story line for his new "Behind Closed Doors" music video.
TMZ obtained this preview ... where there's a love triangle between Johnny, Nicole, and another hottie. You gotta see what happens.
Something tells us even Strahan would approve of this twist.
Hauls Ass to Singapore
9/23/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Busts a Rhyme
Some Said It Was Whack ...
9/22/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Burglars Will Do Time
For Maserati Theft
9/22/2014 4:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Bonnie-and-Clyde burglars who broke into Miley Cyrus' house and stole her Maserati and jewelry ... will both serve years behind bars ... TMZ has learned.
Tylor Scott and Naomi Charles both copped pleas Monday ... guilty on 1 count of felony residential burglary. Scott also pled guilty to felony grand theft.
Scott will spend the next five years in state prison. Charles got off a lot easier ... 1 year in county jail. The judge hammered Scott because he has a prior record and he had a gun during the burglary.
TMZ broke the story ... Scott and Charles broke into Miley's house in June while she was out of town ... and made off with jewelry, purses, clothes ... and her Maserati. They were arrested a few days later after cops ID'd them from surveillance video.
Chugs $20,000 Bottle of Moët
… Then Takes It Home
9/22/2014 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Young Jeezy shelled out $20K for ONE bottle of liquor ... but at least he got a sweet souvenir out of the deal while partying in Atlanta this weekend.
The rapper hit up Compound Nightclub to celebrate his new album and dropped a boatload of cash on champagne. We're told he ordered 100 bottles of Moët Nectar Impérial Rosé (club price: $350 each) and a massive Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé Leopard Luxury Edition 6-Litre Methuselah Bottle (club price: $20,000).
You gotta see the pics ... YJ was generous, passing around the giant bottle to share the booze with friends -- but when the night was over it was hands off! Jeezy took it home with him.
That's one helluva vase.
'Big Baby' Davis
I'M DROPPIN' ANOTHER SINGLE
... Get Ready!!!
9/22/2014 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Big Baby gon' turn it up ... AGAIN!!!!
It's been 2 years since the NBA superstar dropped his 1st single ... which got a 5-star review on iTunes from the 1 person who reviewed it ... but now it seems Glen Davis could strike again.
The L.A. Clippers forward out at Greystone Manor this weekend -- when we asked about a follow-up to his 2012 club banger.
"Oooh, that's coming out soon," Davis said (we know he's probably joking, but we're holding out hope anyway).
Check out the clip -- Davis gave us a little street performance of his first single.
No autotune? No problem.
... Here We Go, Yo!
9/22/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Leonardo DiCaprio is definitely not Bo -- because he CAN rap, and he put his skills on full display with a little help from Jamie Foxx.
DiCaprio -- still hiding his face -- was at 1Oak in West Hollywood last Thursday for club owner Richie Akiva’s birthday party ... when he got on the mic to do the classic Tribe Called Quest song "Scenario."
Little known fact -- all males between 35 and 45 know all the lyrics to this song. It sounds like Leo might have temporarily forgotten a few lines, but still ... pretty awesome.
Now here's Busta Rhymes with the ...
DESTROYED ON THE COURT
... By Street Ball Legend
9/22/2014 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Trey Songz just learned the hard way what it's like be completely DOMINATED on the basketball court -- thanks to a legendary street baller.
The R&B singer was playing in the Power 106 All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game in L.A. this weekend -- which raised money for a charity that rehabilitates former gang members.
But one body definitely hit the floor on the court -- when Songz (an avid basketball player) tried to guard Bone Collector ... one of the most famous street ballers in the country.
Collector went through his legs and spun him around so hard, Songz went bottoms up.
Riding the Booty Wave
9/22/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With her backside back in the headlines, 45-year-old Jennifer Lopez put her most prized asset front and center while performing Sunday night at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Not that anyone is complaining ...
'Booty' Video Triggers Lube Deal
9/22/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez looks so good in lube in her new "Booty" music video with Iggy Azalea -- she now stands to make a bundle off a company that makes the stuff.
Reps for Doc Johnson Lube fired off the sticky to proposal to J.Lo after seeing the video last week -- and we're told they were especially inspired by the shots of her covered in a liquid they believe to be personal lubricant.
Bottom line -- Doc Johnson wants to be in the J.Lo butt business ... and the company is offering her a year's worth of its lubrication gel for free to prove it. The good doc also wants to discuss a long term sponsorship deal, if Jennifer's interested.
Something tells us this is NOT right up her alley -- but can't knock 'em for trying.