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Ariana Grande To Headline Star-Studded Concert In Manchester Next Weekend

5/27/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande is going back to Manchester sooner rather than later, because we've learned she will headline a huge concert in the city a week from Sunday.

Sources familiar with the plans tell us Ariana and her manager, Scooter Braun, are reaching out to some of the biggest names in music and are in the process of booking them. We're told Ariana has invited performers who are friends of hers to participate.

It will be held in one of the 4 big arenas in town, but not the Manchester Arena, where the terrorist bomb exploded, killing 22 and injuring 59.

Our sources say Live Nation will produce the event. All proceeds will go to the victims and their families.

Rapper Rich the Kid Sued You Owe $6k for that Maybach

5/27/2017 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rapper Rich the Kid flaunts his wheels, but when it comes to paying he prefers to ditch the bill ... according to a new lawsuit.

DPN Cars Corp is suing the rapper, claiming he missed a March car payment for $6,620. A company rep there tells us the whip in question is an S600 Maybach.

Rich was standing on the hood in Bev Hills back in March after throwing money on the sidewalk.

We've reached out to the rapper, so far no word back.

Chris Cornell Celeb Friends and Fans Show Love At Hollywood Burial Service

5/26/2017 12:48 PM PDT
Breaking News

Chris Cornell's family, bandmates and famous friends gathered by the dozens to pay their respects as his ashes are laid in his final resting place ... the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The private event was attended by Brad Pitt, Pharrell, Dave Grohl, Lisa Marie Presley, Dave Navarro, Jimmy Page, Courtney Love, Gavin Rossdale, James Franco, Christian Bale, Josh Brolin, Billy Idol, Joe Walsh, Lars UlrichJames Hetfield and many more.

The beloved singer was eulogized by Tom Morello, Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Brad Delson, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and Brolin.

Chris' wife, Vicky, was there, supported by loved ones through the ceremony. 

Of course, the members of Cornell's bands, Audioslave and Soundgarden, were also there.

As we first reported ... Chris was cremated Tuesday

Fans were allowed entry at Hollywood Forever later Friday afternoon. 

Chris Cornell Ashes Buried Next to Johnny Ramone

5/26/2017 2:17 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Chris Cornell's final resting place is right next to another rock 'n' roll legend ... his dear friend, Johnny Ramone.

Chris' ashes were placed in a gravesite Friday ... just 12 feet away from the Ramones' lead guitarist's monument in Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Johnny and Chris were very close, and Chris even referred to his pal as "one of rock's most indestructible icons.

We're told Cornell's family just recently purchased the adjacent plot for around $120k. Hundreds of Chris' dear friends and family members flocked around the site, which only has flowers on it now.

Sources at Hollywood Forever tell us a monument, much like Johnny's but smaller, will eventually be placed there.

Ariana Grande I'm Going Back to Manchester for Benefit Show

5/26/2017 11:14 AM PDT
Breaking News

Ariana Grande wants to help her fans heal after the horrific terrorist attack at her concert ... and she's going back to Manchester to start the process.

Ariana is speaking out about the bombing, saying, "I'll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families."

She boldly declared in her emotional letter ... she would not allow the attack to change the purpose of her tour -- to provide "a safe space for my fans."

Post Malone Plays 'White Iverson' for Allen Iverson!

5/26/2017 10:06 AM PDT
Breaking News

It's been YEARS in the making ... rap star Post Malone finally got to meet Allen Iverson -- while playing his smash hit "White Iverson."

A.I. really came to life during the lyric, "F*ck practice." 

The two met up during a night out in L.A. -- judging by the video, the two had been partying pretty hard before the song played. 

Post had been DREAMING about meeting the NBA superstar for a while -- and previously told TMZ Sports how much he loved the guy. 

Congrats Post ... dreams do come true (especially when you're rich and famous!) 

Mariah Carey Here's My Advice on Marriage ... (Listen Up, Nick!)

5/26/2017 9:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mariah Carey dropped some knowledge on us about marriage -- when to get into it, and when to get out -- and also dropped a big hint about what's really going on with Nick Cannon these days.

Mimi came off like a real-life therapist Thursday in Bev Hills, where she was on a mystery "mission" ... and the TMZ Celebrity Tour spotted her. When our tour guide/photog asked why she and Nick have been hanging out so much lately ... MC got philosophical.

It's an awesome interaction because Mariah clearly wanted to share her life lessons. She also showed a lot of love to fans as she literally stopped traffic.

Okay. The doctor will see you now ...

Chris Cornell Wife's Chilling Account Of Singer's Last Moments

5/26/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Cornell's wife knew something was terribly wrong with her husband during their last conversation, and it brought her back 14 years to when Chris was abusing prescription meds.

We now know what Vicky told friends and family, and it's a chilling story. The following is what she told them.

Vicky says her last conversation with Chris came about 30 minutes before his body was found hanging in a Detroit hotel room. Vicky says just before Chris called her, the lights in their family home -- which Chris could control remotely from his phone -- began flickering on and off. When he called she asked him if he had just manipulated the lights and he said no -- that he did it an hour before.

Vicky immediately became suspicious because Chris was onstage an hour before. Things got more ominous as he began slurring, and every minute the slurring got worse. He was complaining about the show and his crew, saying, "They f***ed up again. They had 3 days to fix my in-ears and I was getting static. I couldn't hear."  

He then started to complain, "I blew my voice. I blew my voice." He kept repeating it. And then he changed the subject to something that made no sense.

Vicky says she knew something was seriously wrong and said to Chris, "I need to know what you took tonight. You don't sound right, sweetheart." He replied, "I was really angry and I just took 2 Ativan. I'm really pissed and I had to calm myself down."  

Vicky replied, "I need to know what you took. It doesn't sound like 2 Ativan. It sounds like you took something else. You need to tell me now what you took. I forgive you."

Vicky says at that point Chris' entire demeanor changed. He got aggressive -- not toward her -- but his tone was "cocky and aggressive." She says she immediately had a flashback to 14 years before, when Chris was abusing Oxycontin ... when it got so bad at one point he nearly died.

Chris then changed the subject and made no sense at all. Vicky panicked, hung up and called Chris' bodyguard, begging him to race over to his room and get inside, and she said if he had to knock the door down then so be it. She had never had someone check on him in 14 years, but she was afraid he would die.

She says the bodyguard knocked down the front door but couldn't knock down the second, so she used a second phone to call the hotel and plead with them to open the interior door. She was screaming, "He's having a heart attack."

Vicky was still on the phone with the bodyguard when he was able to knock down the second door and saw Chris' body hanging from an exercise band. 

Vicky says it took around 30 minutes from the time she hung up with Chris to the time the bodyguard found Chris.

As we reported, sources connected with the investigation tell us EMTs and cops saw fresh track marks on Chris' arm. Vicky says she never knew Chris to use needles and says just before he left for Detroit that afternoon, he was walking the streets of New York with her in a t-shirt and there was no evidence of track marks on his body.

Lil Yachty Gets Mobbed ... Starts INSANE Food Fight!!!

5/26/2017 6:52 AM PDT

Lil Yachty's probably a Mobb Deep fan ... it's how he rolls in Hollywood.

The 19-year-old rapper practically took over Hollywood Blvd. with a fan meetup Thursday for his "Teenage Emotions" album release party. It's pretty cool ... he strolls with some hardcore fans as curious peeps look on wondering what the commotion's all about.

Yachty even runs into Hollywood's favorite Wookiee warrior.

The mass eventually ended up at Loews Hollywood Hotel where the rapper for some reason decided a food fight had to go down. Cops were not called following the destruction and it's unclear if Yachty's in hot water with the hotel.

Teenagers these days ...

Rockwell Arrested for Hitting Staffer In Sandwich Throwdown

5/25/2017 3:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rockwell, the guy who sang the hit "Somebody's Watching Me" ... got dragged out of his house in handcuffs for allegedly fighting with his housekeeper.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the housekeeper called cops Thursday afternoon to report Rockwell had hit her. The fight was apparently over lunch. We're told she claims the one-hit wonder got pissed because she didn't make a sandwich quickly enough at his Venice, CA home.

According to our sources, she told police she wanted to make a citizen's arrest on her boss ... who's btw, Berry Gordy's son.

Rockwell is being booked for misdemeanor battery, and remains in custody.

Translation: someone's watching now, for sure.

Iggy Azalea Denies Dating Odell Beckham Jr. 'I Don't Even Know Him'

5/25/2017 1:20 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Iggy Azalea is straight-up calling BS on the rumors she's dating Odell Beckham Jr. ... telling TMZ Sports she doesn't even know the New York Giants superstar.

Azalea confirms they were both at the Bowlero bowling alley in L.A. last Monday night, and they did pose for a group photo together ... but that's all it was.

She insists there was no "cozying up" or "being romantic" ... as reports suggested.

TMZ Sports previously reported that sources close to Beckham Jr. vehemently denied the two were an item.

As it turns out, Iggy says she's not even a fan of football ... and her only experience with the sport is watching Lady Gaga's Super Bowl LI halftime show.

Chris Cornell Fresh Track Marks on Arm

5/25/2017 10:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Cornell had apparently taken more than Ativan before hanging himself, because we've learned he had fresh track marks on his arm when his body was discovered in a Detroit hotel room.

Sources connected to the investigation tell us ... the track marks were "obvious." The singer had a history of using drugs. The toxicology tests will reveal what drugs were found in Chris' system.

The new information is consistent with our story that Ted Keedick, Chris' longtime house engineer and tour manager, said Chris seemed "high" and "f***ed up" during the concert ... hours before his death.

Chris' wife has said her husband had told her he took "an extra Ativan or two."

Manchester Bombing Memorial Crowd Sings Along ... 'Don't Look Back in Anger'

5/25/2017 9:58 AM PDT

Manchester's most famous rock band inspired a woman to break out in song at a memorial for the bombing victims ... and everyone around her quickly joined her.

The crowd had gathered in Manchester's St. Ann's Square for a moment of silence when the woman, Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow, began singing Oasis' 1995 hit "Don't Look Back in Anger." 

Another person encouraged the crowd and the sing-along picked up steam. Definitely a gives-you-chills kinda moment.

Lydia told a reporter the lyrics are what the city's all about -- "We can’t be looking backwards to what happened, we have to look forwards to the future ... We’re all gonna get on with it, because that’s what Manchester does."

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