Metallica fans can rest easy -- the Lars Ulrich underwear saga known as thong-gate is finally coming to an end and the bare-assed truth is ... the thong is all an illusion.
For any non-headbangers out there -- the Mighty Met drummer was photographed fluttering away on his hi-hat and snares at Vegas’ Rock in Rio concert over the weekend ... and it sure looked like he was sporting a sexy red thong while he did it.
Turns out Ulrich, 51, was just a victim of butt shadow. Yes, butt shadow – it’s a real thing, that can strike anyone.
A rep for Ulrich tells us what appears to be red undies in the viral pic is just the shadow of Lars' shirt -- created by stage lighting. In fact, Lars is actually going commando in the shot, so what you're really staring intently at ... is his ass crack.
4:10 PM PT -- Ayeb plead not guilty and the judge put a protective order in place ... for 3 YEARS. She remains in custody as of Friday afternoon.
Chris Brown's naked intruder is getting nailed with 3 felonies in court ... but, interestingly ... she is NOT being held on a 5150.
Amira Ayeb is appearing before a judge for the first time since getting arrested in Brown's home on Wednesday night. She will be charged with stalking, vandalism and burglary.
Ayeb allegedly spray painted "MRS. BROWN" all over Chris' expensive rides -- and also, "I LOVE YOU" on his kitchen counter. They say she broke into the house on Saturday, May 2 -- so, she allegedly made herself very at home.
Prosecutors will ask for her bail to be set at $220,000.
You'd think a psychiatric hold might be in order -- considering the nature of the alleged crime -- but police did NOT place her on a 5150 ... and so far the defense hasn't raised her mental health as an issue.
Chris Browncame home Wednesday night to find a naked woman in his bed ... problem is he had no idea who she was ... so he called the cops and they carted her away.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... CB returned to his home in Agoura Hills, CA with his security team around 9:00 PM when he found a woman's clothes in the foyer and "I LOVE YOU" spray painted on the kitchen counter.
We're told when Chris and his team went to investigate, they found the unknown/unclothed woman in his bed. Chris called the cops, who came and cuffed the woman and took her to the station, where she was booked for felony burglary and felony vandalism.
Cops believe the woman -- a 21-year-old female -- had lingered there for a while -- police found dishes in the sink and discarded food. Chris had been in Las Vegas for the past few days.
Our sources say the woman also vandalized Chris' silver Rolls-Royce and his black Range Rover by spray painting "MRS. BROWN" on them.
Breaking and entering is one thing ... but why you gotta go and mess with the man's ride?
Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao is the main event but even the under, under ... UNDER card has some big names -- in the little boxing world, anyway.
"Mini Pretty Boy Money" and "Mini Pacman" went at it in the MGM Grand lobby on Monday ... not far from the full-size ring the resort is using to promote Saturday's huge bout.
You gotta see the stare down between the fighters -- absolutely menacing ... said no one.
But get this ... the ultra flyweights will really fight on Saturday night at Beacher's Madhouse and tickets ain't cheap. For $1500 you get to see Floyd and Manny on closed circuit, and then after that ... Mini Money and Mini Pac will go at it live.
Manny Pacquiao ran away from home at the age of 12 ... when he caught his father eating his pet dog ... this according to his trainer Freddie Roach.
Roach was talking to Yahoo! Sports about how the boxer's family struggled with poverty in the Philippines when he was a child -- and apparently, things were so tough ... Manny's father cooked the family dog for food.
When Manny realized what had happened, he ran away from home -- and began to live on the streets.
"He slept in a cardboard box. He fought his way through all this, turned pro at 14, and look at the man he is today," Roach said.
BTW -- Manny has a new dog named Pacman ... and NO ONE is allowed to eat it.
Mila Kunishas nice breasts ... problem is, she stole them along with other chicken parts, this according to a new lawsuit filed by a woman who claims to have been her best Ukrainian friend.
Kristina Karo claims 25 years ago she was in first grade with Mila in the Ukraine and they were inseparable. But Kristina says Mila had chicken envy -- specifically a chicken which answered to the name Doggie. Kristina alleges in her lawsuit she loved Doggie like a dog, and so did Mila, who would come to her house and play with the little clucker.
But one day Doggie disappeared, and Kristina says Mila confessed that she stole it, saying, "Kristina, you can have any other chicken as a pet, you have a whole chicken farm."
Kristina says in her lawsuit she became an emotional wreck and went into therapy.
Years passed, Mila moved to L.A. and became a big star. Kristina also eventually moved to L.A. to pursue a singing career. But the proximity brought back all the bad memories, and Kristina says the visions of Doggie being stolen by her former best friend threw her right back into therapy.
Kristina now needs shrink money, and a little extra for all the emotional distress ... in all, $5k.
And Kristina says Mila's conduct has prevented her from pursuing the American dream.
Sofia Vergara had to make a tricky decision ... there's a fertilized egg sitting around that could produce a baby she doesn't want, but she doesn't want to anger the "right to life" people by destroying it.
As TMZ reported, Sofia and then fiance Nick Loeb planned on having a baby together, which resulted in a fertilized egg being stored at a Beverly Hills reproductive facility. Nick has filed a lawsuit, saying Sophia wants to destroy the embryo, but he wants the kid.
Sofia's lawyer told People, "Vergara has never suggested that she wished to have the embryos destroyed," adding, "She has always maintained that they be kept frozen."
It seems strange on the surface. If she doesn't want the baby, why not destroy the embryo?
Sources close to Sofia tell TMZ, there is no way this baby will be born. Sofia wants nothing to do with Nick and is about to marry Joe Manganiello. The problem ... she doesn't want to piss off a lot of her fan base, which believes life is created at conception.
So we're told Sofia's solution is right in the contract, which says both parties have to agree to have the baby, and both sides have to agree to destroy the embryo. She will agree to neither, which means the baby will not be born.
Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance is suing her to prevent the actress from destroying the fertilized eggs they created when they were a couple because he still wants to have her baby.
It's a bizarre lawsuit. Nick Loeb claims he and Sofia made a contract back in November 2013 where they agreed to attempt to have children by means of in vitro fertilization. Her eggs were fertilized by his sperm and then frozen and kept at a Beverly Hills facility.
Nick claims Sofia now wants to destroy the eggs because they broke up, but he says he has the right to go forward because both parties have not agreed in writing to destroy the eggs.
Here's what's weird. Nick claims in the lawsuit, she physically abused him on 4 separate occasions, punching him in the face twice, kicked him and threw her phone at his head. And he claims she repeatedly berated him. If that's the case, it seems a little strange he wants a kid with her DNA.
In the documents, first reported by In Touch, Nick makes it clear he wants a child.
Clearly Sofia has moved on. She's engaged to Joe Manganiello and is certainly done with Nick.
The day after model Sarah Stage took a ton of flak for looking like the fittest pregnant woman in history ... she squeezed out a baby wayyy bigger than anyone with eyes would expect.
Stage gave birth Tuesday afternoon to James Hunter -- 8 lbs. 7 oz. and 22 inches long. Totally normal size for a newborn, and maybe even a little large ... considering Mom posted a pic Monday that looked like she'd just had a big lunch.
Stage's pregnancy was so easy, she even went out to dinner with pal Melissa Molinaro on Sunday night ... still looking like your typical rail thin L.A. chick.
Guys wanna get her pregnant, women wanna BE her pregnant.