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Flavor Flav

Arrested in the

Mother of All Traffic Stops

5/21/2015 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Flavor Flav was arrested early Thursday morning in Las Vegas by highway patrol and got nailed for so many alleged crimes ... it might be easier to tell you what cops didn't pin on him.

Only sorta kidding, but here's what they booked him on:

-- DUI
-- Possession of marijuana
-- Open container
-- Speeding
-- Bogus registration
-- Driving with a suspended license

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, this all began when cops spotted Flav at 12:30 AM 2005 black BMW and going 73mph in a 45mph zone.

Flav was busted for speeding last year in NY on the way to his mother's funeral. When cops ran his license, they found it was suspended 16 times.

He swore to a judge he fixed the problem, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

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John Mayer

I'm Eating My Words

Dismisses 'Fake Rolex' Lawsuit

5/21/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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John Mayer just got his clock cleaned in a lawsuit in which he claimed he was defrauded by a watch dealer ... because John has not only dismissed his suit ... he now says his claims were false.

TMZ has obtained a joint statement between Mayer and Robert Maron, who sold the singer more than $600,000 worth of Rolex watches back in 2007. Mayer -- a big-time watch collector -- claimed the watches had counterfeit parts and Maron knew it.

Now we've learned Mayer has dismissed his lawsuit and no money or property changed hands. What's more, their joint statement says, "Two years of research restored John Mayer's belief that Bob Maron is an expert on Rolex watches, and confirmed that Bob Maron never sold him a counterfeit watch."

Maron's lawyer, Eric George, said early on he'd beat Mayer in court, but the dismissal is pretty much the same as a jury victory for Maron.

BTW ... Maron is best buds with Charlie Sheen and even had a co-executive producer title on "Anger Management."

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Rolling Stones

Sorry Normies ...

Celebs Got to Rock at Secret Show

5/21/2015 8:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0521_rolling_stones_secret_show_stars_launchBruce Willis and Jack Nicholson scored the hottest ticket in Hollywood Wednesday night -- seats at the Rolling Stones' show in a small theater -- something normal Stones fans struggled to do.

Actually, struggled is an understatement -- but yeah, Bruce, Jack, Andy Garcia, Harry Styles, Scooter Braun, and Joe Pesci were among the huge stars inside the Fonda Theater to see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the boys warm up for their Zip Code stadium tour.

Tickets went on sale online at noon on Wednesday ... and reportedly sold out in just a few minutes. There's a buzz that NO ONE -- as in non-celebs -- was able to get a seat. 

Monica Lewinsky and Charlotte McKinney also made it in, so ... yeah. Altogether now die-hard, regular working class fans -- FML!

Bonus: We got footage of the Stones performing "Start Me Up" ... from across the street and through the bar inside the Fonda. We know, lame -- but it's he best we could do without a ticket.

Warren G

Raiders, Come Back to L.A.

All Is Forgiven!

5/21/2015 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Raiders or Rams ... Rams and Rams -- Los Angeles football fans are dying to find out which team returns -- and Warren G is already making a silver and black pledge in the pigskin civil war.

Warren was leaving Boulevard3 in Hollywood Wednesday night when we asked how excited he was about the possibility of the Oakland Raiders coming back.

The "Regulate" rapper admitted he did dabble in the Rams, in his foolish youth, while they played in L.A. -- but says he remained loyal to the Raiders even after they pulled up stakes ... and even though they've sucked hard for a while now.

As for his cousin Snoop Dogg's Steelers allegiance? Warren and our photog have some questions.

Young Buck

It’s Snoop’s Fault

I Faked My Drug Test!

5/21/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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1:00 PM PST -- Young Buck tells TMZ, "It's nobody's fault but my own."  

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Young Buck couldn’t resist smoking weed with Snoop Dogg while on probation ... and now the G-Unit rapper is facing more jail time for faking a mandatory drug test. 

Buck literally got busted with his pants down according to a probation officer -- who says he saw YB using a tube to shoot a "yellow substance" into his drug testing cup last week. 

According to docs ... he first tried to use the ol’ secondhand smoke excuse, but ultimately caved and admitted he'd gotten high with Snoop. Now, a judge will decide whether Buck has to do jail time for the violation. 

Shame ... Buck had been on a winning streak, pissing clean for his previous 21 mandatory tests since November 2013.

Bottom line? Snoop’s weed will mess you up. In multiple ways.

Kaskade

I Ain’t Scurred

Of Wiz or Wayne's DJ Skillz

5/21/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Big time rappers Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa can try to step into Kaskade’s arena any time they want ... as far as he's concerned the rappers are only helping him make more money.

We got Kaskade at LAX, and asked him if he was worried about Weezy and Wiz putting him out of business now that they're dabbling in spinning.

Check out Kaskade's reaction to the "celebrity DJs" -- it's sheer bravado.

By the way, the fact that he makes $250k and up for just one gig might have something to do with Kaskade's confidence. 

Michael Jackson

Still Thrilling ...

Now in Multiple Colors!

5/20/2015 4:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Three Michael Jackson impersonators are banding together to pay tribute to the King of Pop, and they've got his entire History covered -- or as MJ himself might put it ... it's black, it's white. Hee-heee!!

The unnamed performers were in Bev Hills Tuesday night when we got a taste of their act. They say they're portraying 3 stages of MJ -- "Thriller," "Bad," and "Dangerous" -- right down to his changing skin tone.

As for their actual ability to imitate Michael? Well, y'know how they say imitation is the highest form of flattery?

This is, umm ... kinda flattering?

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L.A. Dodgers

Tap Lance Bass for LGBT Night

5/20/2015 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0520-lance-bass-dodgers-TMZ-01The L.A. Dodgers have announced the team is bringing back LGBT night at Dodger Stadium next month ... with a bunch of huge stars including Lance Bass

It's the 3rd time the Dodgers are hosting the event -- all set to go down on June 19th when the Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants. 

The team says Lisa Vanderpump will throw out the first pitch. 

Openly gay country music singer Ty Herndon will perform the national anthem. 

Former Dodgers player Billy Bean -- who came out after his playing days were over -- will also be a part of the event. 

The Dodgers say they are also partnering up with GYM Sportsbar -- the first and only gay sports bar in Los Angeles -- in promoting the event. 

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Miley Cyrus

Burglar Sentenced

Two Years Behind Bars

5/20/2015 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0505-miley-cyrus-tmz-pcnMiley Cyrus doesn't have to worry about the guy who broke into her Toluca Lake home burglarizing her new place in Hidden Hills ... that's because he's been sentenced to two years in state prison.

Rusty Edward Sellner broke into Cyrus' pad back in December. He was eventually arrested and later pled no contest to one count of first degree residential burglary.

A judge on Wednesday sentenced Sellner to two years in prison, but gave him credit for the 270 days he has already served.

Prosecutors had said Sellner made off with a large amount of both her and her brother's personal property. A hearing will be scheduled at a later date to determine how much in restitution Sellner must pay to Cyrus.

Cyrus recently closed a deal for a massive ranch on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

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Taylor Swift

Decked Out in Hardcore BDSM Gear

For 'Bad Blood' Video

5/20/2015 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0519-taylor-swift-syrenTaylor Swift was deep into the world of bondage and discipline when she shot her new music video.

Taylor's outfits are deceiving ... they don't look especially edgy, but we found out they were pulled off the rack at a store specializing in racks ... the BDSM variety. It's all courtesy of The Stockroom, a well-known, hardcore fetish store in the Silverlake area of L.A. 

We're told Taylor's people scooped up $13,000 in fetish clothing for the shoot, on the promise they'd end up buying 25% of what they pulled. That's a big give, because the store generally doesn't loan out its merchandise on such a large scale, but after all ... it's T-Swift. 

Now here's the big bonus. If Taylor's people don't buy the whole lot, the store will be able to resell fetish duds that have Taylor Swift's scent all over them.

Better for business if the stuff isn't dry cleaned before it's returned. 

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40 Glocc

Poppin' Mitts With Mayweather's Uncle

... Training For Celeb Fight Night

5/20/2015 10:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mickey and Rocky eat your hearts out ... 'cause rapper 40 Glocc and Floyd Mayweather's uncle, Jeff, have formed a new pugilistic palship ... and TMZ Sports has the video of their first training sesh.

40 Glocc is stepping into the ring with 50 Cent's associate, Jack Thriller, on July 27th for the first ever "Hip Hop Fight Night" celebrity boxing event in Atlantic City ... and it seems like he's taking it seriously. 

How serious? So serious that he's enlisted former IBO Welterweight champion Jeff Mayweather -- Floyd's Uncle -- to train him for his celebrity scrap.

Check out the clip -- Jeff doesn't seem at all impressed with 40 Glocc's hand game ... and has to use a little tough love to the big bad 4-0 to throw some real shots.

At least 40 got the chance to throw some shots this time ... his last foray into fisticuffs didn't go as well.

Mariah Carey

Diva Does Disneyland

5/20/2015 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0519-mariah-carey-disneyland-splashMariah Carey had a relaxing visit to Disneyland on Tuesday ... her staff, not so much.

The "Infinity" singer employed two nannies, four bodyguards (one of whom was tasked with holding her Louis Vuitton bag), three Disneyland VIP tour guides and a woman who served as her umbrella holder while she strolled around the park with her two kids.

Somewhere Nick Cannon is looking at these photos and laughing to himself.

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Diddy and Drake

We Decided to Become Partners

And We're Gonna Make a Killing

5/20/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Now we know why Diddy and Drake declared a truce ... they decided peace can be highly profitable for both of them.

We found out the former enemies met at 1:00 AM Monday at Mel's Drive-In in West Hollywood ... just the 2 of them, and of course their bodyguards.

We're told the chat was all about creating a joint venture with both of their names. They kicked around everything from clothing, to jewelry to cigars. They did not zero in on a product line but agreed that it would be mutually beneficial for them to partner.

Now it's clear why Diddy and Drake got on the phone last month to settle their war that erupted over Drake's song, "0 to 100."

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