The Atlanta strip club made famous by Jay Z, Outkast, and Ludacris wants a pound of flesh from a Chicago club that has jacked the name.
ATL's famed Magic City strip club just filed a lawsuit claiming a namesake club in Chicago has insinuated the two joints are connected ... but they're not.
The Atlanta club owners are indignant because they've created a huge cache in the rap community, where stars like Gucci Mane, Bow Wow, Young Jeezy and Ying Yang Twins have referenced Magic City in their songs.
The original MC wants to shut down the knockoff, claiming it cheapens the brand and confuses consumers.
Thing is ... any consumer who thinks they're in Atlanta but are actually in Chicago ... well, they're probably so wasted it doesn't make a difference.
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.
Death-Defying Strippers Join Tour
After $4K Rainstorm
2/27/2014 1:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Two death-defying strippers/acrobats made 2 GRAND EACH -- IN 15 MINUTES -- when they performed for 2 Chainz this week in Phoenix ... so impressive, he's booked them on his tour!
The video is a thing of beauty ... Spyda and Magic defying the laws of gravity during their breathtaking routine at Essex Gentleman's club ... while 2 Chainz littered the place with cash.
The women tell us 2 Chainz was so impressed by their contortions he invited them to a VIP room afterward so they could talk business ... and then asked them to join him full time on his tour.
Spyda and Magic say they're still waiting to finalize the deal ... but fingers crossed. And legs and arms.
NFL Star Brandon Flowers
I 'HEAR' the Best Strip Clubs Are ...
2/27/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Check this out ... TMZ Sports recently asked Kansas City Chiefs defensive stud Brandon Flowers to name his Top 3 favorite strip clubs in the country.
But since Brandon says strip clubs are "kind of frowned upon in the NFL," he agreed to tell us about the one he "hears" about the most instead.
So, here's Brandon's official Strip Club Breakdown:
1) Onyx in Atlanta -- "I heard that one's pretty good"
2) Tootsies in Miami -- "I heard Tootsies has the best lobster tail and rice on earth."
3) 11 in Miami -- "It's a new club that's supposed to be pretty good so I'm looking forward to 'hearing' about that one."
Brandon says he usually only "hears" about Florida strip clubs ... and says, "If anyone has any suggestions, please tweet me ... I'd love to 'hear' about it."
Katy Perry's Fired Stripper
Mayweathering the Storm
I'm on the Money Team Now
2/21/2014 3:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The stripper who was fired for taking photos with Katy Perry -- INSIDE A STRIP CLUB -- has moved on to bigger and richer things ... Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The stripper -- Devon -- Instagrammed the photo Wednesday night in Vegas after randomly running into Money May ... who's worth a reported $170 million ... way more than Katy Perry.
TMZ broke the story ... Devon lost her stripper job in Santa Barbara earlier this month after management found out she'd been taking pics with Katy inside the strip club ... where Katy spent thousands of dollars.
TMZ later posted the photos.
Hits Strip Club
Can You Keep It Down? I'm Trying to Have a Conversation Here
2/17/2014 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's like reading Playboy for the articles -- Kirsten Dunst went to a New Orleans strip club Saturday night for the drinks and conversation ... paying ZERO attention to the naked girls shaking their asses on stage.
The "Spider-Man" actress hit up Rick's Saloon -- which flew in extra dancers from V-Live Club in Houston just for All-Star Weekend -- but Kirsten didn't appear impressed ... facing away from the stage, stirring her drink, and trying to talk with her friends.
WHO TRIES TO TALK IN A STRIP CLUB???
Thankfully, Kirsten still dropped some cash on the ladies -- we're told about $1,000 -- and then came back the next night too.
She could still learn a lot from Katy Perry.
NBA All-Star Weekend
STRIPPER BONANZA BEGINS
It's Thunderstormin' in N.O.
2/14/2014 12:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
With NBA All-Star Weekend underway in New Orleans ... the STRIP CLUBS ARE ALREADY BLOWING UP ... with huge stars and famous strippers going absolutely bonkers!
We know ... ballers like Tim Hardaway and Warren Sapp hit up Rick's Saloon on Bourbon Street -- where one stripper pulled in $3,800 LAST NIGHT!!!
(Though we're told Warren was a little stingy with the $$$ ... which is good since he's still recovering from that whole bankruptcy thing)
Fun Fact -- the strip club scene is expected to be so insane this weekend, joints are IMPORTING dancers from other clubs. We're told Rick's shipped in some ladies from V-Live in Houston.
But these aren't your usual strippers ... we're told the BEST-OF-THE-BEST come to town for All-Star Weekend ... since, historically, people throw more cash around than at any other sports event.
And get this ... NBA players are even organizing their own strip events.
N.O. Pelicans star Tyreke Evans is hosting his own "Strip-A-Thon" packed with some of Atlanta's finest naked ladies ... and the flyer for the party reads "OVER 1 MILLION IN CASH IN THE BUILDING."
Take it away Lil Wayne ...
'Girls Gone Wild' Bankruptcy
Stupid Domain Names for Sale
BestBreastsEver.com ... And MORE!
2/13/2014 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
BestBreastsEver.com ... MardiGrasInvasion.net ... SpringBreakExplosion.com ... WeddingSubmissionVideo.com -- all these domain names and more are FOR SALE ... thanks to the "Girls Gone Wild" bankruptcy fiasco ... and some dumbass has already bid millions.
GGW filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year -- and it's now selling off assets to pay off its multi-million-dollar debts ... assets that include a laundry list of ludicrous domain names associated with the soft core porn brand. Here are a few more examples:
-- And practically every other GGW-themed name you can think of (GirlsGoneWild.com, GGWbus.com, GGWcams.com, GGWdating.com, GGWmagazine.com ... you get the point)
All told, 69 domain names are on the auction block ... a convenient number.
So far, a third party company called GGW Acquisitions has already placed an offer to acquire the assets -- a deal that includes $1.8 million in cash and a promise to take on some of GGW's old debt -- but others can still outbid it.
It's unclear who's behind the company, but sources tell TMZ, it is NOT affiliated with Joe Francis or anyone at the original GGW.
After Strip Club Photo Leak
2/13/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One of the strippers who posed with Katy Perry inside a Santa Barbara strip club has been FIRED for violating the Cardinal rule ... taking pics of their encounter and making them public.
Sources tell TMZ ... honchos from Spearmint Rhino's corporate offices marched over to the Santa Barbara location earlier this week and promptly fired Cassidy (her stripper name) in front of all the other girls.
23-year-old Cassidy -- pictured above on the right -- was one of the girls working Super Bowl night, when Katy rolled in with boyfriend John Mayer and dropped stacks all over the place.
Cassidy, Katy, and other dancers posed for several photos ... TMZ obtained the pics and posted them a couple days later -- and management was pissed.
We're told Cassidy -- who has a child -- violated her club's "no cameras" rule by taking the photos and making them public and that's why she got canned.
We're told Cassidy was fired in front of all the other girls to send a clear message ... don't mess with client privacy, or else.
Blows THOUSANDS On Strippers
After Super Bowl
2/4/2014 1:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Katy Perry tipped a girl and she liked it -- then she tipped more -- dropping STACKS on hot strippers after the Super Bowl Sunday night ... and to make it even more awesome, her BF John Mayer was there too.
We're told Katy and John stopped by Spearmint Rhino in Santa Barbara around 11pm Sunday night after the Seahawks devastated the Broncos.
We're told Katy and John spent in the thousands, tipping the girls BIG and getting multiple private dances. Katy even took photos with the girls.
Beats masturbating at home.