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VMA Party Shooting Hear the Gunshots [VIDEO]

8/24/2014 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This video puts you right in the middle of SHOTS FIRED at the VMA pre-party early Sunday morning.

There is clearly a lot of commotion before the shots ring out.  We're told a fight had broken out and it's clear from the video people were going at it.

It sounds like there are 4 quick shots ... and then a 5th.  But we're told by Suge Knight's family he was shot 6 times.  So the number of shots is unclear.

BTW ... you can't see it in the video, but eyewitnesses tell us during the shooting Chris stood there with arms outstretched, trying to look invincible.

Three people were wounded.  Law enforcement sources tell us ... they're focusing on gang rivalry as a possible motive for the shooting.

Suge Knight SHOT Multiple Times After VMA Party turns Violent

8/24/2014 2:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar5:45 AM PT -- Suge is out of surgery … according to family sources. We're told Suge was shot 6 times. He's currently in ICU, but is expected to recover.
Shots rang out at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood at around 1:30 AM Sunday ... and Suge Knight was shot twice and taken to the hospital by ambulance where he was rushed into surgery ... eyewitnesses and Suge's family tell TMZ.

A source close to Suge tells us ... he was shot in the stomach and arm and apparently in other places as well.

Tyson Beckford, Robert Ri'chard and Apple de Ap all tell TMZ ... they were inside the pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown when they heard 4 shots ring out inside the club. 

Suge walked out on his own power ... a cop spotted him and walked the rap mogul to the police car where Suge sat. Suge was then put in an ambulance and taken to a local hospital.

We do not know the seriousness of Suge's injuries. Multiple sources now tell us Suge was one of 3 people who were shot. At least 1 is in critical condition. Sheriff's deputies had guns drawn as clubgoers exited with their hands in the air right after the shooting.


The night started with tension. An hour-and-a-half before the shots, Game came to the club and he and his buddies got into an altercation with security guards ... there was a full-on fight.  Game tried to get in, was denied and left, but his buddies stayed behind. We do not know if they were involved in the altercation.

MTV wanted to make it clear ... it wasn't their party ... it's was Chris Brown's.

Story developing

Chris Brown & Justin Bieber Partying Together Before Shooting

8/24/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is batting 1 for 2 ... he hosted a party hours before the 1OAK bullet fest and no one got shot.

Chris, Justin Bieber and other celebs were celebrating VMA weekend at an L.A. mansion. As far as we can see Suge Knight wasn't there.

Likewise ... there's no evidence Justin was at 1OAK when shots were fired later in the evening.  

Bieber was too cool for school at the mansion ... sporting a brown fedora and shades. He hung with Chris and his crew for much of the time.

Kevin Hart THOT Repellant... Wears Fiancee's Name at Strip Club

8/22/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kevin Hart dispensed with the formality of introducing his fiancee to his ex-wife at the strip club Monday night ... because he had her name plastered on his body.

We got photos of Kevin at Magic City strip club in ATL ... where he and fiancee Eniko Parrish dropped $40K to celebrate their engagement. But check out Kevin's shirt ... with Eniko's name emblazoned on it.

As we reported ... Kev's ex, Torrei, was partying in the club that night with her "Atlanta Exes" co-stars ... and while she and Kevin never spoke, we're pretty sure she got his message.


Drake and Rihanna Together and Very Possibly Banging Again!

8/19/2014 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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So Drake and Rihanna walk into a club ... which means they were banging, right?

The former couple hit up Griffin nightclub in NYC Monday night ... and according to photogs they were there for nearly 2 hours and left at around 3 AM -- 21 minutes apart. 

Eyewitnesses inside the club tell TMZ ... Drake and Rihanna had tables next to each other and were deep in conversation, flirtatious and whispering in each other's ears.

Enough evidence for you?

John McCain GOES FULL CYBORG Busts Out Robot At Hamptons Dance Party

8/19/2014 5:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John McCain is a DANCING MACHINE -- no seriously, he's like a fully functioning cyberdyne robot ... and this weekend he busted out his mechanical dance moves in front of Jamie Foxx at a party in the Hamptons. 

With The Roots providing the beat, the Arizona senator went into full "Zoolander" pop-and-lock battle mode on stage during a benefit at Ron Perelman’s East Hampton estate. 

Jamie Foxx tried to mimic McCain's moves -- but the guy just couldn't keep up. 

Apparently, McCain followed NJ Gov. Chris Christie ... who also showed off some moves -- but everyone seems to agree, McCain blew the guy out of the water. 



Mischa Barton Screw Your Movie I'm Partying My Ass Off!

8/19/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mischa Barton is one step away from being featured on a milk carton ... which makes it especially stunning she blew off a movie role because she thought it would be more fun to party in Europe.

Mischa hasn't had a hit since "The O.C." wrapped in 2006 ... but she got a huge break when she was hired to star in the movie, "Promoted."

Producers claim in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- they attempted to contact Mischa about the March 4 start date and also about sizing her costumes ... but got no response. 

On March 3 ... producers got an email from Mischa's mom, saying, "Mischa is still in Europe and won't be available until the 20th of this month."

The producers -- furious -- went on Mischa's social media accounts to find she was actually partying in Europe ... on vacation and "enjoying tourist excursions with friends."

Mischa's absence created a snowball effect ... the lead actor didn't want to work with another actress, and so on and so on.  

The "actress" is now being sued for the $20,000 advance she got, $200,000 in marketing expenses, and $100,000 which they say they will lose because Mischa's not attached anymore.


Joe Jonas A 25th Birthday to Remember

8/19/2014 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Jonas had a nice relaxing birthday in Las Vegas … if your idea of relaxing is getting dragged up on stage and having two little people strippers grind on your crotch.

Happy 25th, pal!


Joe Jonas A Little Birthday Fun in Las Vegas

8/18/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Jonas had a small celebration for his 25th birthday in Las Vegas ... with two tiny strippers and David Copperfield. We'll explain ...

Joe hit up a Copperfield show at the MGM Grand where he got pulled up on stage and David asked him when he last got laid. Joe said it's been about a month ... the crowd loved it.

The main event went down Saturday at Beacher's Madhouse ... where Joe was once again called up on stage. But instead of a magician, he was entertained by two little people strippers ... a mini Miley Cyrus and a girl who holds the distinction of being one of the smallest strippers in the world. 

We're told the Beau Joie Champagne was flowing ... along with several bottles of Casamigos Tequila sent over by George Clooney.

Remember when the Jonas Brothers were wholesome and boring?

Antonio Banderas Back on the Prowl

8/18/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Antonio Banderas SingleAntonio Banderas is single and ready to mingle ... and he zeroed in on an attractive woman while partying in St. Tropez over the weekend.

"Puss in Boots" takes on a whole new meaning.

Will Smith Pectacularly Performs 'Summertime' in Vegas Awesome Video!

8/15/2014 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Will Smith ripped his shirt off and rode the pony as he sang "Jump on It" in front of a huge Vegas crowd.

Will shocked everyone Friday afternoon at the Ditch Fridays ritual at The Palms.  Will was there to support his son Trey who was DJing the event with none other than Jazzy Jeff.

You gotta watch the video.  Will jumps on stage, rips his shirt off and goes crazy.  It's awesome.

And check out the video below.  The crowd was blessed with a full rendition of "Summertime."

Oprah & Gayle Partying in Ibiza ... All By Themselves

8/15/2014 9:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0815-oprah-gayle-ibiza-fameflynetWith most of Hollywood already come and gone from the IT destination spot of the summer, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King rolled into Ibiza Thursday for a little fun in the sun.

The positive? No crowds. The negative? No crowds. Seriously, these two have to be running out of stories to tell each other.

Stedman's invite must have gotten lost in the mail.

Reese Witherspoon Dancing Queen (GREAT VIDEO!)

8/14/2014 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Reese Witherspoon was the funnest girl in Capri, Italy Wednesday ... rocking out the way only white girls can during what looks like a wedding-related event.

Reese whipped her hair back and forth -- champagne in hand -- as she rocked out to "I Will Survive."

It's unclear how many times Anema e Core - The Tavern refilled her glass, but we're guessing several.

Judging from the video, she had enough to get footloose, but she was not "beyond."

We love Reese!

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