The guy who gave the world "The Game" -- the famous guide to picking up chicks no matter how ugly you are -- is getting married, but not before he has a funeral ... to bury his freedom.
Neil Strauss is throwing the morbid celebration at the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery --and calling it "Death of a Ladies' Man." He even bought a tombstone and funeral plot.
If you forgot what "The Game" is -- Neil, using his alter-ego "Style", shared his knowledge of how to get laid using all sorts of stupid methods ... peacocking, "negging", IOI's (indicators of interest), magic tricks. Remember now?
Neil says he's laying "Style" to rest at the bachelor party/funeral on August 25 -- before tying the knot with fiancee Ingrid De La O on August 31 in Malibu.
R.I.P. Style. You'll be missed ... said no woman.
I'm Crazy About Lauren
And the Baby!
8/2/2013 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell is solely focused on Lauren Silverman and their unborn baby -- despite allegations of betrayal from her estranged husband ... sources close to the couple tell TMZ.
We're told Simon is saying privately that his baby will "want for nothing." He will gladly provide for the child, and not just financially. Simon is saying he will be a committed, fully-involved parent and says he wants a big role in raising the child.
As for Lauren ... people who know Simon say he's never been happier than when he's with her.
Simon is telling friends he knows the situation is "complicated," but he's very confident it will all pass and his relationship with Lauren will endure this situation
Eva Longoria & Mark Sanchez
NY Jets Blamed in Breakup
10/25/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It wasn't another woman that got between Mark Sanchez and Eva Longoria ... it was 52 other men ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to the former couple tell us ... they broke up because Mark was impossible for Eva to be around because he was in such a crappy mood over the NY Jets' horrible season.
As one source puts it, "It's hard to maintain a relationship when one person is upset all the time."
FYI -- the Jets are 3-4 and coming off another heartbreaking loss to Tom Brady's Patriots.
Despite the split, we're told the two are serious about remaining friends -- and have nothing but respect for each other.
Has Been Released
... By Eva Longoria
10/23/2012 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez has just lost his best wide receiver ... Eva Longoria.
Eva's rep has confirmed ... the two have officially called it quits after several months of dating.
Chalk up another loss for Sanchez (25 years old) -- who already took a beating from the Patriots this weekend.
As for Eva (37 years old) ... at least she won't have to remove any body ink from her body this time.
Ring of Death
9/14/2012 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stacy Keibler doused herself in George Clooney repellent yesterday, trying on a giant yellow diamond ring designed by Jacob Arabo ... aka Jacob the Jeweler, jeweler of the stars.
Clooney, the world's most infamous bachelor, has long maintained he will never get married again (he was married for a few years to actress Talia Balsam).
His last girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, told an Italian magazine in 2009 that she hoped to be a bride someday. Less than two weeks later, they broke up.
A source close to Stacy says don't read too much into the pics -- it was just an event, and Stacy was asked by Jacob to wear the ring.
But on her left hand?
Hmm ... we should know pretty quickly if Cloons buys the excuse.
DITCHING Hot GF to
Bro Out on Tropical Island
8/8/2012 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Phelps told Bob Costas he wanted to travel the world after retiring from swimming ... and now TMZ has learned that Stop #1 is gonna be AWESOME ... a boys trip to one of the most expensive tropical islands in the world!!
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ, Phelps is planning to visit the Maldives with several close male friends in the near future -- a notoriously expensive island destination for the rich and famous ... so obviously, it's amazing.
But here's the rub -- we're told one person was NOT invited ... Michael's hot GF Megan Rossee.
According to sources, Michael wanted to do a boys' trip after his record-setting Olympic Games in London -- so he's going without the ol' ball and chain.
(FYI -- the Maldives is an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean, and is Asia's SMALLEST country. Sitting at just 4'11" above sea level, it's also the world's LOWEST country. The more you know.)
But Phelps hasn't completely forgotten about his one and only -- we're told Michael promised to make it up to Megan by taking her on a separate trip ... just the two of 'em ... anywhere in the world.
Not a bad consolation prize.
George Clooney & Stacy Keibler
Meet the Parents!
7/18/2012 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's getting really serious between George Clooney and Stacy Keibler ... 'cause the lovebirds have taken their relationship to the next level ... and flown out both of their parents to Clooney's home in Italy.
While entertaining their 'rents, Stacy and her folks were spotted having ice cream in Lake Como (top) as George and his mom and pop (bottom) walked around town on Tuesday.
This is the first time we can remember seeing Clooney and his parents hanging out with one of George's special ladies and her family.
So we gotta ask ...
George Clooney & Jen Aniston
6/28/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
What happens in Switzerland, doesn't stay in Switzerland ... especially when George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston get on a private plane ... TOGETHER!
It all went down at the Lugano Airport, where Clooney and his GF Stacy Keibler boarded a fancy private jet ... followed by Jen and her BF Justin Theroux.
Pretty shocking ... considering we haven't seen Cloon and Aniston in the same place since Jen divorced George's BFF Brad Pitt ... back in 2005.
Since Clooney and Pitt are tight, it could be a sign Brad and Jen have buried the hatchet. On the other hand it may have nothing to do with that at all.
George & Stacy & Rande & Cindy
The Beautiful People Double Date
4/27/2012 11:30 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
It was an A-list beautiful people power summit as George Clooney and Stacy Keibler enjoyed a double date with supermodel Cindy Crawford and her handsome husband Rande Gerber at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood on Thursday.
In related news, gorgeous people eat!
It's My Prerogative Not to Like
Bobbi Kristina's Boyfriend
4/22/2012 5:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bobbi Kristina's older brother Landon Brown doesn't sound very supportive of her new relationship with Nick Gordon -- in fact, he sounded like he'd like to have a nice man-to-man chat with Mr. Gordon.
Our photog spotted Brown at JFK yesterday, where he said he wasn't worried in the slightest about his dad's recent arrest for DUI.
But when we asked him about Bobbi and Nick, he sounded more like a concerned older brother, telling us, "You should worry about me and Nick ... My little sister is still a child."
The next Brown family gathering should be fun.
Nicki Minaj's Dad
Gutted She Wanted to 'Kill' Him
4/15/2012 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nicki Minaj's father is completely torn up over the rapper's recent comments -- that she wanted to "kill" him when she was a child -- and now, he wants the world to know he's not some violent monster.
In case you missed her recent "Nightline" interview, Nicki went OFF on her dad Omar -- describing the guy as a drug addict and alcoholic who often threatened to kill her mother ... once even burning down their house.
Nicki said, "I wanted to kill [my dad]. I used to wish he was dead ... 'We were afraid for my mother's life because whenever he would have a real bad outburst he would threaten to kill her."
But family sources tell TMZ, Nicki's anecdotes are grossly exaggerated -- Omar admits he had anger issues when she was a child ... but insists it NEVER reached the point Nicki described in her interview.
Sources tell us, Omar never knew Nicki felt this way about him -- and he's absolutely crushed she decided to air her grievances in the media.
We're told her father still loves Nicki very much ... and always has.
Friends Were Shocked to Hear
She's Dating Her 'Brother'
3/17/2012 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Looks like no one is immune from thinking it is weird that Bobbi Kristina Brown is dating the guy she used to consider her "brother" -- because even their closest friends were shocked by the news ... TMZ has learned.
As TMZ first reported, Bobbi feels she's doing nothing wrong by dating Nick Gordon, the guy her mother Whitney Houston unofficially adopted 10 years ago.
According to our sources, Bobbi broke the news to her friends at a BBQ this week ... and no one believed it until the two kissed in front of everyone. We're told one friend felt the "relationship" was the result of each of them taking the death of Whitney too hard ... but they both brushed off that notion.
Our sources say the rest of the BBQ was quite awkward after that and everyone just tried to change the subject.
Whitney Houston's Adopted Son
Asked Point Blank ...
Are You Banging Bobbi Kristina?
3/16/2012 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Gordon -- Whitney Houston's "adopted" son -- was asked squarely today about his relationship with Bobbi Kristina.
Nick and Bobbi ran some errands and grabbed a Starbucks in Atlanta. They are holding hands at times. At one point, while Bobbi Kristina waits in the car, Nick makes a coffee run and a photog asks a bunch of questions about the relationship.
Watch Nick's expressions as he answers.