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Ja Rule's Fyre Festival Promises of Luxury Delivers Refugee Camp Digs

4/28/2017 7:03 AM PDT

7:20 AM PT -- The party's officially over.

Festival organizers just announced ... "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we must postpone this experience. We are working tirelessly to ensure each guest leaves the island safely and ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation as we continue to provide ongoing updates via email and our official social media channels."

They added ... refund information will be coming.Ja Rule's Fyre Festival promised luxury but delivered what looks like a refugee camp. 

The festival -- the first annual -- kicked off Thursday in the Bahamas, but it's a disaster of epic proportions. Ticket holders paid between $1k and $12k, and what they got was unreal.

-- Living accommodations were used in previous disaster relief efforts

-- The beer stands were empty and the "gourmet food" turned out to be 2 pieces of bread and 2 pieces of cheese

-- The kitchen looks like what you would get when you're camping in the wilderness

-- Security lockers had no locks

Fyre's video pimping the festival showcased Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Emily Ratajkowski on a yacht as a way to lure fans to a luxurious paradise. Not exactly as advertised.

Blink 182 pulled out Thursday ... saying they're "not confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give fans."

Pretty clear Ja Rule didn't see this coming -- he posted a pic 2 days ago just before boarding a private jet headed for the festival.

Fyre released a statement, acknowledging "things got off to an unexpected start at day one."  

Nicely understated.

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Oprah O My GOOdness!!! Kid Has nO Idea WhO I Am!

4/28/2017 8:14 AM PDT

Oprah was ready and willing to fork over $10 if a kid knew her name, but let's just say ... she still has the money.

O's company took part in Thursday's Take Your Kid to Work Day. One OWN employee's child came face-to-face with the TV legend, and she made a bet: say my name and you get the cash.

You gotta see it! The kid stands silent ... no clue who dad's boss is. Awkward? For Dad?

Soooo ... about that raise, Oprah.

Megyn Kelly Watch My New Show I Got Kim!!!

4/28/2017 6:18 AM PDT

Megyn Kelly was on the set of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Thursday ... and it's not hard to connect the dots to figure out what's up.

Megyn's jumped from FNC to NBC, where she'll anchor a Sunday night magazine show premiering in June.

We're guessing she wasn't doing a cameo on 'KUWTK,' so by the powers of deduction it seems she's interviewing the klan for her new show.

If she interviewed Kim about the robbery, Ellen may have stolen her thunder ... Kim talked and cried about it on her talk show this week.

The Prez of NBC News went to Russia a few weeks ago and the buzz was that he was trying to score an interview with Putin and Megyn was a contender to ask the questions. No word if Putin's on board, but hey, she got Kim K.

Trump Tower Security's Not Leaving Even When Melania and Barron Do!!

4/28/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Trump Tower will remain what resembles a police zone -- barricades and all -- even after June when Melania and Barron Trump pack up and move to the White House.

NYPD sources tell TMZ ... security detail will remain mostly unchanged. A spokesperson said the security detail would be "adequate," but would not elaborate.

Short story ... the building will still be crawling with cops and Secret Service, there will be barricades outside the building and police outside will be ready for protests that get out of hand.

Fact is ... Donald Trump hasn't returned to NYC since he was inaugurated, favoring Mar-a-Lago on weekends. Once Melania and Barron make their move, the top penthouse will remain largely vacant for the duration of Trump's tenure as prez.

But our sources say it's still the president's home and the Secret Service and NYPD are aware he's extremely controversial and the building has become the place to go in NYC for protests ... protests that can easily get out of hand.

Law enforcement is also concerned if they let up on security it will send a message that the building is an easy target.

As for cost ... it's steep. The price tag for protection is around $100k a day, and it triples when Trump comes to town. It won't be much different after the entire family packs up and leaves.

Doris Roberts Late Great Actress' Hollywood Home Hits the Market

4/28/2017 7:12 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Hollywood Hills home of Doris Roberts -- the beloved mom on "Everybody Loves Raymond" -- is up for sale a year after her death.

Doris' heirs are selling the classic 1927 pad for $2.45 million. The 3,700 sq. ft. house has 3 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, and sits on a promontory on a 11,600 sq. ft. double lot. The view of L.A. and the coastline's not too shabby.

The home has a sun room, a huge master bedroom and an outdoor kitchen.

The home is listed by Rodeo Realty agent, Roger Perry.

In related news, Doris died in April 2016 but for some reason lots of people just heard the news this week ... and sent out super belated condolences.

'Silicon Valley' Star 'Bachelor' Villain Corinne And Donald Trump Both Play Dirty

4/28/2017 6:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Playing dirty on "The Bachelor" is just like the 2016 Presidential campaign ... according to "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch.

Turns out Middleditch is a huge 'Bachelor' fan and when we got him at LAX Thursday he told us he saw lots of similarities between last season's most notorious villain, Corinne Olympios, and candidate Donald Trump.

Thomas thinks Corinne's tactics weren't so far off from the ones Donald Trump employed against Hillary in the 2016 election.

Only one big difference though ... Trump won.

Lamar Odom Florida Crib Hits the Open Market Could Rake HUGE $$$!!!

4/28/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lamar Odom stands to make a boatload of dough ... now that he's cutting ties with his Florida crib.

The former NBA star bought the Pinecrest pad back in 2003 for $2.975 million for his stint with the Miami Heat ... but he's finally ready to say deuces to the crib and possibly make a sweet profit cause he's asking for $5.2 mil!!!

LO's been renting out the 8,557 square foot house for a few years now.

The 6 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom compound sits inside an exclusive gated community, and it has all the bells and whistles -- from a grand foyer entrance and media room to a pool, spa, tennis court and, of course, a basketball court.

Bosco Vega of Douglas Elliman is repping Lamar in the sale and says working with him has been an amazing experience.

Gareon Conley Drafted By Raiders in 1st Round ... Despite Rape Case

4/27/2017 8:02 PM PDT
Breaking News

Gareon Conley is now an Oakland Raider -- the team picked the embattled football star in the 1st round of the NFL Draft ... despite being in the middle of a rape investigation.

Conley fell to the 24th pick (he probably would've gone higher if not for the allegations). We know Conley spoke with multiple teams before and during the draft -- teams that grilled him pretty hard about the allegations.

Clearly the Raiders believe he's telling the truth -- that he did not rape the accuser in a Cleveland hotel on April 9.

Conley was not at the NFL Draft in Philadelphia -- instead, he was celebrating with close friends and family members at a private gathering in Ohio.

His family previously told TMZ Sports they believe God is on their side ... and Gareon will prove his innocence. 

The Raiders have a lot riding on that.

Jeb Bush Marlins Deal Isn't Done Yet ... But I Love Jeter!

4/28/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't pop the champagne just yet ... Jeb Bush tells TMZ Sports he and Derek Jeter haven't officially closed the deal to buy the Miami Marlins -- though he seems confident.

Click here... it's not over yet

Justin Bieber Tickled Pink, Grilled Too

4/28/2017 12:30 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

You're not seeing pink elephants ... that's just Justin Bieber's new grill.

Sources close to JB tell us he recently bought himself a new pink sapphire grill ... which ran him somewhere in the ballpark of $15k.

The mouthpiece comes courtesy of Gold Teeth God -- a jeweler based out of L.A. -- who we're told Justin flew out to Miami last week to do an impression of his chompers.

The grill is a combo of pink sapphire and rose gold, with 6 teeth covered on top and another 6 on the bottom. It comes with 6 carats of sapphire ... and took about 5 days to make.

We're told Justin has bought jewelry from GTG before, so going to him for the grill was a no-brainer. He seems to dig it, too.

All we can say ... love your grill, Biebs.

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Jefferson Starship Ex-Guitarist Sues ... Is This Gonna Stop Them Now?

4/28/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The former lead guitarist of Jefferson Starship is furious at other members for jacking the name and tarnishing the rock band's legacy ... according to a new suit.

Craig Chaquico claims 2 of this former bandmates and several other musicians are using the Jefferson Starship name, without permission, to land gigs and sell merch. Chaquico says the founding JS members all agreed to retire the name in 1985 ... and move on simply as Starship.

But according to docs ... David Freiberg and Donny Baldwin have assumed the Jefferson Starship name with a ragtag group who have no connection to the OG rockers. 

Chaquico says he did give another founding member, Paul Kantner, the right to use the name for shows, and he did while touring with Freiberg and Baldwin. However, Paul died in 2016, and Craig says the right to use JS died with him.

Chaquico wants Freiberg and Baldwin cut off from the name immediately.

FYI, Jefferson Starship -- or whatever name they end up with -- has concerts next month in Minnesota and California. Who knew??

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Guess Who This Cake Lovin' Cutie Turned Into!

4/28/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Before this mini man with a sweet tooth was having his cake and eating it too, he was just another dessert lovin' dude in Los Angeles, California. Can you guess who he is?

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