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Deacon from 'Nashville' Honky Tonks in Legendary Bar ... And He Wasn't Even Drunk

1/6/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who plays Deacon Claybourne on "Nashville" CRUSHED IT at a famous Tennessee honky tonk this week ... spontaneously hopping on stage and SINGING with the band -- and TMZ has the boot stompin' footage.

We've learned ... Chip Esten rolled into Robert's Western World in Nashville on Thursday with his wife, their kids and roughly 15 other people to hang out and listen to some live country music.

Sources tell us ... Chip sprung for lunch for the entire group (which only ran around $100 'cause everything is so reasonably priced ... try the fried bologna sandwich) ... and then surprised the whole bar with an impromptu performance of the Hank Williams classic "Lovesick Blues."

The performance was actually pretty damn good ... considering Chip started his career as an improv comic (seriously, he was a regular on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?").

There's more ... our Nashville sources tell us Chip was great to his fans -- taking pics and signing autographs ... and then left the bar staff an "excellent" tip.

Oh, one last thing ... Chip didn't take a sip of alcohol during the outing.

Deacon would be proud.

'Teen Mom' Maci Bookout When The Kid's Away ... Mama Parties Her Face Off!!!

1/2/2014 7:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0102-maci-bookout-PCNFormer "Teen Mom" star Maci Bookout had a momcation in Miami this week ... and with no kid to look after, the 22-year-old let everyone know it was BOOZIN' TIME!!!

Sportin' a shirt that read, "Off Duty," Bookout was seen smokin' ciggies, drinking beer and even swiggin' a champagne cocktail on the beach.

Bookout also posted video of a dancing session in her hotel ... good times.

Of course, Bookout has a 5-year-old son Bentley, but he was reportedly at home with his father Ryan Edwards. 

'Modern Fam' Star Ty Burrell WITNESS in Surprise Lesbian Wedding!

12/31/2013 6:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A surprise lesbian wedding broke out at a Utah bar co-owned by "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell ... but the actor didn't just stand around and watch, Ty actually PARTICIPATED in the ceremony, TMZ has learned.

Ty (who plays Phil Dunphy on the show) was hangin' out at Bar X in Salt Lake City on Friday where a group of pro-gay marriage supporters were celebrating the striking down of an anti-same sex marriage law.

During the party, one lesbian couple decided they were so excited ... they were going to GET MARRIED RIGHT THERE IN THE BAR ... and asked Ty if he would sign the marriage certificate as an official witness.

Of course, Ty obliged ... and the women -- one of whom posed for a pic with Ty (see above) -- took the plunge right there in the bar.

The sad part ... Ty was NOT ALLOWED to buy the couple a celebratory drink (employees in the bar tell us it's illegal for bar staff to buy patrons a drink in Utah).

Still, didn't seem to put a damper on the evening -- CONGRATS!!

Beyonce and Jay Z Drunk in Love With TONS of Booze

12/28/2013 10:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1228-beyonce-jay-z-gallery-atlantaThey been drinking, they been drinking ... so Jay Z and Beyonce bought drinks for their entire V.I.P. section last night in Atlanta ... and their bill totaled your annual salary.

Yonce and HOVA hit up Club Reign in Atlanta on Friday -- and our club sources say the duo dropped ALMOST 100K on bottles of Dusse and Ace of Spades for their section.

Jermaine Dupri and Bow Wow partied with the power couple as well ... and they were joined by Dream and Trey Songz.

Best part -- Bey and Jay dancing to their own song.


MIley Cyrus Gettin' Some After Britney Concert

12/28/2013 6:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1228-miley-cyrus-beachers-splashupdate_graphic_red_barMystery solved.  The dude is Miley's assistant, Cheyne Thomas.  He's also the Dirty Santa on whom Miley was twerking.
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may have a new guy ... or at least a new guy for the evening.

We got pics of Miley at the opening of Beacher's Madhouse in Vegas after Britney's big opening ... which Miley also attended.

1228-miley-cyrus-beachers-TMZMiley wasn't coy about it ... she clearly wanted everyone to see.

We're trying to figure out who the dude is ... he looks familiar.  If anyone has a clue, please send it to us in our contact us box.  It's the same guy in both photos ... even though it doesn't look like it.

BTW .. Kellan Lutz was also at Beacher's but left ... without Miley.

Justin Bieber 911 Call About Unconscious Woman VERY SUSPICIOUS

12/26/2013 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber
's security team flip-flopped SEVERAL times when they urgently called 911 to report a woman in distress at Justin's party earlier this month.

TMZ has obtained the 911 tape.  You hear a member of Justin's security team telling the dispatcher a woman in her early 20s was "hyperventilating."  He then changes his diagnosis to a seizure. 

The dispatcher grills the guy, asking if the woman is still showing seizure symptoms.  He then changes the story again and says she didn't have a seizure ... she just passed out.

Shortly after the incident ... Justin's people told TMZ the woman had too much to drink and not enough to eat ... and that security called off the ambulance and took her to the hospital.

But we've learned she was NEVER taken to the hospital.

So what really happened?  It's a 911 mystery.

Barron Hilton Check Out My Battle Scars

12/20/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Barron Hilton is still going through the healing process -- after some guy smashed his face in during a coke-fueled party in Miami earlier this month -- showing off his scabby battle wounds Thursday in Hawaii.

Barron surfaced in Maui with his GF -- 4,600 miles from the crime scene -- wearing sunglasses ... and some baby scars above his nose and his eyes. A little Neosporin would go a long way.

As we reported, Barron got his ass handed to him by one of Lindsay Lohan's friends during a mansion party in Miami. Barron blamed Lindsay for orchestrating the attack, but the guy who punched him says Lindsay's innocent ... he punched Barron all on his own.


Lindsay Lohan Partying In NYC No Injuries Reported

12/17/2013 7:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan hit the town in NYC last night, and we're happy to report ... no one got their face punched in.

Lindsay showed up at Pravda -- a caviar bar -- for an event hosted by a company that launched a new karaoke app.  She showed up at 7 PM and left at 9.

As far as we can tell ... it was all surprisingly undramatic.  She walked in calm, left calm and looked good.

And speaking of clubbing ...  lose the fur Lindsay.  You of all people know what suffering is like.

Justin Bieber Ambulance Called to Calabasas Mansion For Passed Out Girl

12/14/2013 9:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1214_justin_bieber_tmzAmbulances raced to Justin Bieber's Calabasas home early this morning after they received a 911 call saying a woman passed out inside ... TMZ has learned.

We've learned paramedics were dispatched to Bieber's crib this morning around 3 a.m. after someone at Bieber's reported there was a 20-year old unconscious female at the house ... but 15 minutes later the ambulances were called off.

Bieber was home at the time 911 was called.  The person who called off the fire department told dispatch the woman would be transported privately to the hospital.  But sources familiar with the situation tell us ... the woman regained consciousness and when she was told 911 had been called she insisted they be called off.

We're told the woman did not go to the hospital.  She went home instead.  We know alcohol was involved.  We don't know what, if anything else, was involved.

We're also told the woman was attending a party thrown by Bieber.

Someone connected to Bieber told us ... a member of the singer's security team called 911 out of abundance of caution but the woman turned out to be ok.

Bethenny Frankel DENIED At Nightclub Strong Arm Tactics FAIL

12/14/2013 12:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Bethenny Frankel tried to talk her way into TAO nightclub in NYC early last weekend ... and when her charm failed her, she tried brute force ... and that failed too.

You gotta see the video, but first let us set the stage.

Bethenny showed up at TAO for a private party, but she wasn't on the guest list so the bouncers blocked her.  That's when Bethenny got PISSED and tried to strong arm her way in ... first trying to unlatch the rope and then trying to limbo under it.

Our Bethenny sources insist she was invited to the event, but someone screwed up and left her name off the list.

Now, watch the video.  It's pretty awesome.

Seacrest X-Mas Party Dancing Man Arrested IN ASSLESS CHAPS

12/12/2013 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ryan Seacrest's company X-mas party got REAL cheeky this week in Hollywood -- in fact, some random weirdo was arrested outside on the street ... after dancing all over the place in assless chaps ... and the hilarious scene was all caught on tape.

We have no idea who the mystery man is or why he was there -- but Tuesday night outside Loteria restaurant, this god among men stripped down to assless chaps ... and danced away like there was no tomorrow.

The best part ... he was dancing to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." And he's got some impressive moves too.

Okay, we take that back. The best part is when he gets arrested.

'Roseanne' TV Daughter Attempts Nirvana Karaoke Smells Like...Something Bad

12/11/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The actress who played one of Roseanne's daughters on TV would never make it on "The Voice" ... but we gotta give her props for her ballsy performance at a Brooklyn karaoke joint.

Sources tell us Lecy Goranson took to the stage just before closing time last Thursday .. when the place was almost empty.  She let loose ... with an ear-splitting rendition of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

Only problem was ... it kinda stunk.

Lecy was one of two actresses who played Roseanne's daughter Becky on the TV series, "Roseanne" (the other was Sarah Chalke).

At least she sings better than Roseanne.

'Half Baked' Actress Rolling Stone Screwed Us 'Half Baked' is Top 5 Stoner Movie Ever!!!

12/11/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Actress Rachel True says Rolling Stone must've smoked themselves stupid ... 'cause they somehow left her movie "Half Baked" off their list of Top 10 Stoner Movies of all time!

Rachel -- who played Mary Jane Potman in the cult classic -- was doing some sightseeing around the Grove in LA ... and we asked where she thinks "Half Baked" ranks among the dankest weed movies.

Ms. Potman says she thinks the movie should at least be in the top 5 ... and was SHOCKED "Half Baked" didn't even make their top 10. 

Here's the list according to RS:

1. 'The Big Lebowski'
2. 'Dazed and Confused'
3. 'Pineapple Express'
4. 'Cheech & Chong's Next Movie'
5. 'How High'

So ... did Rolling Stone get it right ... or are they smoking entirely too much reefer?

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