Sean Kingston might be used to getting freebies -- but TMZ has learned, he had to answer to cops in the Dominican Republic this weekend after allegedly skipping out on an $8K bar tab.
The singer was with friends Saturday at a place called Euphoria -- and sources at the club tell us, there was a miscommunication between Sean and the managers. We're told the managers promised to "take care of" Sean and Sean thought that meant comping his drinks -- not so.
We're told Sean had a great time -- drinking, smoking hookah -- and ran up a bill of $8,771 ... before leaving the club without paying a dime.
According to sources, the club quickly called Dominican police -- who eventually tracked Sean down on Sunday ... insisting he had to pay the bill, or he wouldn't be able to leave the country.
When he realized the mistake, we're told Sean was VERY apologetic -- and returned to the club to ante up in full.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
3/5/2014 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Wearing a fancy shirt unbuttoned to his belly, Joe Simpson thanked his lucky stars and stripes at a party in Beverly Hills Tuesday night -- getting handsy with a man dressed as the American Flag, sitting on his lap.
Crack Mayor Rob Ford
I'm Done Partying
I Got an Election to Win!!!
3/4/2014 9:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Crack-smoking enthusiast and Toronto mayor Rob Ford actually believes he stands a chance at re-election this fall -- in fact, he claims he's given up his partying ways ONCE AND FOR ALL ... to focus on politics.
Shortly before his train wreck "Jimmy Kimmel" interview Monday, Ford spoke to fans outside his Hollywood hotel -- saying his party days are done.
The man obviously has a death wish -- but we gotta ask ...
Pulls Pack of Chicks with Sick Maybach
(And Brags About It)
3/4/2014 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tyga's $2 million luxury car made him the Pied Piper of thirsty chicks outside a nightclub last night ... and the video is awesome!
Tyga couldn't resist bragging about his customized Maybach 62 S Landaulet outside DBA nightclub in West Hollywood -- yelling, "$2 million car n***a!"
He added a jab at Birdman too ... for only dropping $1.5 mil on a similar ride.
But money aside ... the best part of the clip is watching the crowd of hot babes following Tyga and his Maybach out of the parking lot -- one of 'em desperately trying to give him her number.
Frankly, we can't understand why Tyga would ever get out of this car.
Joins Bachelor Party
Black Holes, Anyone?
3/4/2014 8:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Hawking took a break from being smarter than everyone else this weekend ... to hang out at a BACHELOR PARTY ... and dude even posed for a picture!
The Hawk was out in Cambridge on Saturday night ... when he was approached by a bunch of guys wearing superhero costumes (apparently, they're all dressed like something called "Bananaman).
Hawking, always the good sport, posed for a pic with the gang.
The most shocking part ... Hawking, who reportedly LOOOVES strip clubs (seriously), went back home after the pic ... and didn't accompany the guys on the rest of their debaucherous journey.
Too bad ... we hear the guy's a real party machine.
Styrofoam Cuppin' In ATL
Sign of Sizzurp [VIDEO]
3/4/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's better than Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster -- it's Justin Bieber holding one of his fabled STYROFOAM cups on his way into an ATL nightclub ... a clear sign of lean ... and it's all on video.
TMZ has obtained security footage at Tongue & Groove -- showing Bieber entering the club Monday evening holding a tall, white styrofoam cup ... the telltale container for lean ... aka sizzurp.
It's the first time Bieber's been seen holding one of these cups -- and our sources say he had the cojones to continue partying with it inside.
As we reported, Bieber's drug use -- specifically lean and weed -- has spiraled out of control in Atlanta ... in fact, one source said he was constantly high ... drinking more lean, smoking more weed than ever.
We're told the singer has ordered his goons to make sure NO ONE sees him carrying the white cup ... which has resulted in multiple fights with photogs.
We're told even the bodyguards are getting fed up.
Birthday Partying Bahamas Style
3/4/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber dropped tens of thousands of dollars to celebrate his 20th birthday with family and friends at a secluded beach resort in the Bahamas ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Bieber tell us Justin checked into The Cove -- a 5-star all-inclusive Caribbean resort on the island of Eleuthera -- with his mom, dad, siblings and several close friends, including Khalil and Lil Za.
We're told ... each villa goes for $4,275 a night and they're equipped with private butlers, private pools, and full kitchens -- and Bieber rented several.
Biebs and his crew flew to the Bahamas Friday ... then sailed to The Cove on a private yacht. We're told he celebrated his birthday Saturday on the boat. On Sunday, they had a picnic on the beach.
Back at his crib in Atlanta, fans celebrated his birthday, too ... decorating the gate outside his rented home with balloons, posters and personal messages.
Downing 52 Shots Was a Blast ...
From What I Remember
3/4/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
$50K-a-Table Oscars Party
3/3/2014 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It cost $50,000 per table -- but sources tell TMZ, the post-Oscars party benefiting Charlize Theron's charity was a MASSIVE disaster ... overrun by trashy party crashers, cold food, weed smoke, and disgusting port-a-potties.
The event was called Fame & Philanthropy and took place at The Vineyard Beverly Hills, benefiting Charlize's Africa Outreach Project and two other charities CITY and the Compound Foundation.
It was supposed to be a sophisticated gala affair -- but sources at the party tell us, once the ticket-scanning system broke down ... and uninvited guests began to spill in ... the party spiraled into chaos.
We're told the caterer couldn't keep up and was serving out cold mashed potatoes and wings, pita bread, hummus, noodle dishes -- whatever they had -- and the musical guests (Ne-Yo, Paris Hilton, and the Stafford Brothers) got WAY rowdier than organizers expected.
If that wasn't bad enough, we're told the port-a-potties quickly became gag-inducing dens of filth -- oh yeah, and the TP ran out.
Spilled drinks, messy tables, weed, drunk people everywhere -- one source tells us it felt like Vegas on a bad night. And when all was said and done, there weren't enough shuttles to ferry the ACTUAL guests back to their hotels.
We reached out to a rep for the Fame & Philanthropy people -- so far, no word back.
'Crack Mayor' Rob Ford
Loaded with Chick Magnets
At Oscar Party
3/3/2014 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Toronto's crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford is never done campaigning -- not only did he throw down big money to party with hot chicks in Hollywood after the Oscars last night ... he actually handed out Ford-themed commemorative magnets to his female admirers.
Actress/socialite Meredith Thomas tells TMZ, she and a friend ran into Ford at the post-Oscars bash at the W Hollywood -- where they found him chilling in his own private cabana by the pool.
Thomas says she asked Ford for a photo and he obliged -- then handed her and her friend a Rob Ford Mayor magnet and a business card. Thomas says Rob asked her to stick around, but she declined.
As for Ford's poolside cabana -- it didn't come cheap. We're told the average price for cabanas Sunday night was $2,500 a pop, including booze.
Magnets attract ... but they also repel.
Sure, I'll Sing Happy Birthday
To Birdman's Filthy Rich Daughter
3/3/2014 10:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
12:48 PM PT -- We just got the FULL birthday wish video ... Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mack Maine, Bow Wow, and DJ Khaled are in it too. Pretty cool.
Justin Bieber now does BIRTHDAYS -- at least for the filthy rich daughters of millionaire rap executives -- and we got video proof ... the Biebs singing for Birdman's little girl at her over-the-top sweet sixteen this weekend.
Bria Williams celebrated the big 1-6 at The Bath Club in Miami Beach Saturday night -- a Paris-themed bash replete with a Bugatti'd out arrival, a "glitter" carpet entrance, a giant cake ... and her big present, a matte black Mercedes G-Class.
But the real highlight -- Bieber sent her a "happy birthday" video ... which was played in the middle of the party.
It's a nice gesture ... but don't count on Bieber sending you one if you're not worth at least $100 million.
I'm Still In Lust With Selena
3/3/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber just can't quit Selena Gomez ... he lustfully posted pics of his ex-GF at an Oscar party ... even though he's 2000 miles away in Atlanta
The pic shows Gomez at the Vanity Fair party last night in West Hollywood -- where she showed up in a gold, beaded Pucci gown -- with the caption, "Most elegant princess in the world."
Could be Justin's just jonesing for his old life in L.A. -- which once included Selena?
The feeling may not be mutual ... Gomez -- who went to rehab in Jan. partly over her Bieber addiction -- has kept her distance from Justin and his new crew.
Denied From Vanity Fair Party
Um, You're Not Famous
3/3/2014 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Oksana Grigorieva forgot she's bankrupt and no longer dating a famous dude ... because Sunday night in Hollywood she tried getting into the post-Oscar Vanity Fair party -- and got SHUT DOWN!!
Mel Gibson's ex and some friends attempted to enter the party but none of them were on the list and the doorman wasn't having it ... so they took the walk of shame back to their ride.
Maybe they were worried she'd start recording the celebrity action inside.
Sorry Oksana, better start hunting for a new sugar daddy somewhere else.