Britney Spears went boom during one of her recent shows in Vegas -- but like a true pro, she toughed it out and somehow managed ... to keep on lip syncing.
NOT PAYING SUGE KNIGHT'S BAIL
... Says Money Team
4/30/2015 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ Sports just got off the phone with one of Floyd's most trusted members of his TMT crew -- who tells us Suge's lawyer was just plain wrong when he told media outlets there was a plan in place for Floyd to fork over the money.
We're told Floyd and Suge were close in the past -- but they haven't been in contact in several years.
Suge is currently locked up in L.A. on murder charges -- and his attorney Matthew Fletcher reportedly said Knight was counting on Floyd to cover his bail.
We reached out to Fletcher for comment -- who says he only made the comments because that's what he was told by Suge's family.
Baltimore Riots Mom
Oprah Gave Me Thumbs Up
For Smackdown On My Son
4/30/2015 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's one thing for the media to call you mother of the year -- but the so-called "Baltimore Riots mom" got an even better stamp of approval ... from Oprah Winfrey.
We just talked to Toya Graham and her son, Michael Singleton, in NYC ... where she's become a media darling for her now famous public shaming -- and butt-whupping -- of her son when he attempted to join rioters in Baltimore this week.
Toya told us about all the cool people she's met in person since the run-in -- but explained why the phone call from Oprah topped them all. She also revealed what big O had to say about her parenting skills.
Best of all ... Toya tells us exactly what kind of punishment Michael's getting at home.
Lesson learned ... we guarantee.
Swears No Drugs Involved
4/30/2015 10:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Weiland is adamant he was NOT high on drugs (including heroin) during a botched performance of the STP classic, "Vasoline," this week ... but admits something was off that night.
Fans were shocked and concerned after Weiland -- who's struggled with substance abuse in the past -- belted out a flat, uninspired version of the song with a dead gaze in his eyes during a performance Tuesday in Texas with his new band The Wildabouts.
We spoke with Weiland's rep who acknowledges it wasn't Scott's best work -- but says it was a "perfect storm" of Scott being tired and having a couple of drinks before the show. The rep says to make things worse, Scott's earpiece went out during the show, making it hard for him to stay on point.
The rep says, "Good news we've overnighted him a brand new pair of earbuds and they will be there for his show in Baton Rouge tonight."
Robert De Niro & Zac Efron
Meet the Pecs
4/30/2015 11:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Wife Alleges Major Wine & Weed Abuse
4/30/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bail Reduction Denied ...
Pleads Not Guilty
4/30/2015 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight will not get the deep deep discount he wants on bail -- a judge denied his request during Knight's arraignment ... where he pled not guilty to murder.
The court previously reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million, but Suge wanted a judge to knock it down even more ... to $5 million. During Thursday morning's hearing ... the judge stood at $10 mil.
Suge walked on his own into court, but did use a wheelchair when he left. He previously complained he was embarrassed because deputies forced him to use the chair.
Knight is charged with murdering Terry Carter during a confrontation which was captured on video. Suge claims he ran over Carter in self-defense.
Mark Wahlberg & Diddy
We Pay Our Wagers!
Even $250k Ones [TMZ TV]
4/30/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Diddy and Mark Wahlberg have a mega bet for $250,000 on the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight -- and unlike a lot of other big time betters ... the loser in this wager is actually gonna pay up.
She's a Real Doll
4/30/2015 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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... Key to the White House
4/30/2015 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The 2016 presidential election could come down to one man ... PITBULL ... and Jeb Bush knows it.
There have been reports that both Democrats and Republicans have been ferociously trying to court the rapper to their party -- strongly believing Mr. 305 could have GREAT political influence in the election.
And why? He's got a huge Latino following ... especially in Florida ... which is one of the most important swing states for presidential elections.
Which brings us to former Gov. Bush -- who was out in D.C. Thursday morning. We asked a fairly easy question -- if you could bring ANYONE to a baseball game, who would it be?
First he picked Teddy Roosevelt ... but then, he adds another name to the list -- Mr. Worldwide!!
In other news...
It's nearly impossible to believe Elle Macpherson is over 50 when you get a look at her body in a bikini.SEE MORE »
Nick Cannon Diss Song ...
NOT About Nick
4/30/2015 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
According to our sources, the song is about women in general and how some "lose themselves in their man." We're told Mariah says it is "not specifically about her relationship with Nick."
As for the lyric that seems to say Nick doesn't have his own money, we're told Mariah was singing about men with no ambition to be successful ... doesn't seem to fit Nick.
Clearly there's no hate on Nick's side ... because he posted a photo pimping her new album.
In other news...
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw stood alongside their three daughters late last month for the least awkward family photo you've seen in a while.SEE MORE »
Rosie O'Donnell's Wife
Rosie's Wine and Weed Habits
Make Parenting Too Dangerous
4/30/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rosie O'Donnell's estranged wife claims she wants custody because Rosie drinks too much, smokes too much and has a laissez-faire manner when it comes to raising kids. Rosie's reaction ... her wife's delusional.
As we previously reported, Michelle Rounds is seeking full custody of their 2-year-old daughter. We've learned Michelle claims in her divorce case Rosie drinks a bottle of wine nearly every night, regularly smokes weed and eats edibles, and it gets in the way of parenting.
Michelle acknowledges they have nannies, but a parent still needs to manage the help and she says Rosie is in her own world.
Michelle also claims Rosie has let their 19-year-old son throw parties where the kids all drink, which she believes is irresponsible.
As we reported, sources connected with Rosie tell TMZ Michelle is lashing out because she's pissed over the prenup she signed and is simply a gold digger who's making threats to get cash.
Michelle tells TMZ she was a millionaire before entering the marriage by investing well in the stock market adding, "I will walk away from every dime of Rosie's money if I get full custody."
Rosie's rep tells TMZ, "This is a distorted perception of Michelle's reality. It's sad in every way."
Packs Up Her Crap
... Leaves Sterling's Condo Duplex
4/30/2015 7:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The world's most infamous archivist was ordered to move out of the place and hand the keys back to the Sterlings after losing a legal war with Shelly.
Shelly had claimed Donald paid for the condo (and several expensive cars) with community money ... and had no legal right to blow such a HUGE amount of cash without Shelly's permission.
The judge agreed and ordered Stiviano to give back the duplex and the cash value of the cars ... and this week, V. got started on the moving process.
We spoke with Stiviano's attorney who tells us she's still considering if she'll file an appeal and fight the ruling -- but in the meantime, we're told she's already found a new place to live.
It's like the reverse Jeffersons ...