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Chris Brown

Suspect in Las Vegas Battery ...

Basketball Related Again

5/4/2015 12:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Brown is accused of brawling with another guy early Monday morning during a basketball game in Las Vegas -- and police have named him a suspect for battery.

The altercation went down at the Palms Casino Resort -- according to police ... Chris was playing hoops at 3:42 AM and at some point he got into an argument with one of the guys playing -- and allegedly punched him. The pickup game was being played in the famous Hardwood Suite ... where Chris was staying.

Police responded to the scene, but didn't talk to Brown when they got there.

Cops say Chris now has 2 options: either sign a citation for misdemeanor battery, and agree to show up in court to face the charge -- OR take his chances with the D.A ... who would decide whether to press charges.

TMZ broke the story ... Brown just settled a lawsuit over another fight during a pickup basketball game in an L.A. gym.

But he also dodged a major bullet -- if the Vegas fight had happened before Chris got off probation in the Rihanna case -- back in March -- he could be going back to jail.

Britney Spears

Beach Football

Guess That Ankle Is Okay!

5/4/2015 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0504-britney-spears-football-beach-splash-fix-5Britney Spears' bum ankle kept her from performing Friday and Saturday night in Las Vegas, but it didn't keep her from playing beach football on Sunday!

Brit ditched the soft cast she had on her left ankle on Friday -- and hit the sand in Malibu to toss around the ol' pigskin with bf Charlie Ebersol.

After rolling her ankle Wednesday night, Brit cancelled her weekend shows, per doctor's orders.

Just a guess, but beach football probably was NOT what the doc ordered.

Ludacris

MASSIVE Brawl Erupts

At Vegas Pool Party

5/4/2015 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The REAL fight in Vegas went down the day after Mayweather-Pacquiao -- a huge melee at the Rehab pool party hosted by Ludacris.

The video is absolute INSANITY -- showing multiple brawls around the pool on Sunday at the Hard Rock Hotel -- fists, chairs, bottles, ice buckets and more were hurled. Even before the fight broke out ... you can see the crowd rip a door off its hinges to burst into the party! 

Jamie Foxx and Will Smith's son Trey were also at the party at some point -- though it appears they weren't involved or injured in the fight. Perks of VIP.

Here's the odd thing -- Vegas cops tell us they got no calls for this brawl. We've got a call in to the Hard Rock too.

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Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow

Hold The Beef

We're Burger Buddies

5/4/2015 11:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Martin Gwyneth Paltrow TogetherChris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are showing the world their divorce is 100% USDAmicable ... because they spent this past Sunday together chowing down on burgers.

The Coldplay front man and Iron Man's squeeze were snapped out in L.A. together for the first time since their April divorce.   

We'd say they buried the hatchet ... but they never had 'em out. 

#ConsciousUncoupling

Jay Z

Can I Go Home Yet?

5/3/2015 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nobody was feeling Jay Z's after party in Las Vegas the way he was -- and that's a good thing ... 'cause from the looks of It Jay just wanted to be somewhere else.

Jay Z hosted, undoubtedly, the most exclusive Mayweather-Pacquiao bash at Marquee Nightclub Saturday night ... VIP tables went for $50k.

He and Beyoncé held court at their own table right on the dance floor -- but while the DJ was trying to get the crowd going, Jigga seemed to be dreaming ... of laying his head on his pillow.

Of course, his pillow was probably on a G6 ... WITH Bey ... so, can't blame the guy.

Justin Bieber

'F*** Pacquiao!!!'

5/3/2015 7:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber was amped up at Rehab in Vegas before the fight ... singing to Big Sean -- which is surprising -- and making his feelings about Manny Pacquiao clear.

Justin partied with the crowd before walking out with Floyd Mayweather, and at 33 seconds you can see him mouth the words, "f*** Pacquiao" ... he then flips the bird.

It's also interesting he's felling Big Sean, whose breaking with Ariana Grande did not go well.  You'll recall he just gave her a squeeze from behind a few weeks back, which set Sean off.  We're told Sean doesn't have hard feelings for Biebs ... he thinks Ariana just used him.

Bieber knows how to have fun ... half the battle in life.

 

Taylor Swift

Snarls Traffic at Japan's Airport

5/3/2015 8:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Taylor Swift is so popular in Japan she got in the way of commerce ... apparently flights were delayed after the airport was overrun with fans.

Taylor landed in Narita Airport to kick off her "1989 World Tour," when a predicable number of fans showed up and went crazy.

We've seen people at Narita Airport fan out before, but apparently this one was too much.  People on scene say at least 2 arrivals were delayed because of airport congestion ... the result of Taylor's immense popularity.

All hail to the queen.

David Beckham

Spice Girls Reunite for 40th

Someone's Missing

5/3/2015 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0503-spice-girls-instagram-01The Spice Girls reunited for a very special occasion -- David Beckham's 40th birthday ... and someone was noticeably absent.

Victoria Beckham threw the party in Morocco Saturday and most everyone dutifully showed up, including Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell.  The missing Spice -- Mel B.

Victoria posted the pic and tagged it "Spice Girls in Marrakech!" ... thing is, Eva Longoria joined for the photo.

They didn't perform, but they partied with David's family and all the other celebs.

Mel B ... you missed out on a good one.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Not Moved By Jamie's National Anthem

5/3/2015 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar8:20 AM PT -- Jake's rep tells TMZ the actor was not passing judgment on Jamie's performance, saying,  he and Antoine "were laughing at something completely unrelated to Jamie's performance."

update_grey_gray_barJake Gyllenhaal was not impressed by Jamie Foxx's soulful rendition of the National Anthem, but at least he got in a few laughs.

Jake was sitting ringside with his "Southpaw" director Antoine Fuqua when Jamie took the mic.  No doubt Jamie struggled ... he took his earpiece out immediately which is a sign of technical trouble.

Jake and Anton yukked it up and Jake checked his texts, then briefly sung along.

But props to Jamie ... he was more exciting than the fight.

DJ Quik

Wanna Smoke a Blunt With Me?

All You Have to Do Is ...

5/3/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

DJ Quik TattooIs it your lifelong dream to meet DJ Quik, get free tickets to a show, and smoke a blunt with him? Well it can happen ... all you need to do is tattoo Quik's face on your leg.

That's exactly what happened to a fan named Bijon. He tells us he's been listening to Quik since he was a kid, and got the leg tat from tattoo artist Gino Genoski, hoping it would lead to an encounter with his hero.

It worked, and Quik called Bijon personally to invite him to a show, do a meet and greet, give him a signed CD ... and of course ... smoke him out.

Quik says meeting fans who love him that much pushes him to keep making music.

Tyga

Watch Me Stiff My Landlord!!!

5/2/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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Diddy

When in Vegas ...

Bring Extra Protection!

5/2/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Diddy Mayweather Pacquiao PartyDiddy wants to leave the fighting to the professionals this weekend in Las Vegas, so he's taking extra precautions to make sure he doesn't get into any trouble during his Mayweather/Pacquiao party. 

The rap mogul is once again hosting a huge after-party for the fight at the Havana Room & Beach Club at the Tropicana -- but Diddy wants this fiesta to go smoother than his Super Bowl event ... where he got into a fight with a pissed off fan.

According to our sources, here's Diddy game plan:

-- his VIP section will be far away from normies (unlike SB weekend) 
-- 20 extra security guards to watch over his VIP section
-- guards instructed to immediately toss anyone heckling Diddy

Mo money, less problems ... that's the goal, anyway.

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Josh Groban

Kentucky Derby Fun Fact

Bet You Didn't Know ...

5/2/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Josh Groban is singing the National Anthem at the Kentucky Derby in a few hours -- but before he takes the mic ... he dropped an interesting fun fact about the race to TMZ Sports

It's something you don't really think about unless you're tapped to perform ... but now that mentions it -- makes total sense. 

Check out the clip ... 

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