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'Pokemon' Theme Singer Down for a 'Pokemon Go' Remix But Only If ...

7/29/2016 10:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The guy who's had kids and many adults singing along to "Pokemon" for years says there absolutely should be a new tune for "Pokemon Go" ... as long as he doesn't get screwed in the deal.

Jason Paige was outside the Rockwell in L.A. Thursday night when he freestyled a possible remixed song for the current craze. He says he's tried "Pokemon Go," and it sounds like he's hooked.

He says there's only one potential downside to the game's popularity, and it's closely tied to his wallet.

BTW ... Jason busted out the old theme song inside Rockwell. It's just like you remember it, but a little more adult contemporary.

Montel Williams Detained for Pot In Germany

7/29/2016 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0729-Montel-Williams-tmzMontel Williams just got a lesson in German law -- you can't fly with weed, unless you've got a serious medical condition ... which is how he avoided getting arrested.

Montel's rep tells us he was traveling through the Frankfurt airport with his wife early Friday, and got stopped by customs agents. They discovered marijuana in his carry-on which Montel uses to help treat his MS and detained him for questioning.

We're told Montel informed cops the pot was only medication and called his team back in the U.S. to send over proof of his prescription.

Williams' rep says once Montel presented the proof, the German authorities were cool with everything and let him go. He was held for less than an hour. 

Montel's rep, Jon Franks, tells us, "Unfortunately this is the reality faced by medical marijuana patients every day all over the world. Today, Montel reaffirms his commitment to fighting for sensible medical marijuana policies across the world and to fighting the stigma he and so many other seriously ill Americans face every day for simply following the advice of their doctor."

Prost!

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Soulja Boy Shooting Incident Busts Up Birthday Party

7/29/2016 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0729-soulja-boy-sean-kingston-instagram-01Soulja Boy's 26th birthday bash in a recording studio came to an abrupt end when one of his guests got shot early Friday morning.

Soulja was hanging with friends, including Sean Kingston, celebrating his bday. Law enforcement sources tell us ... one of the guys stepped outside, and a male suspect wearing a mask pulled up in a car and attempted to rob the victim.

We're told a struggle ensued and the suspect shot the victim in the arm, and then fled by car. By the time police responded, Soulja Boy had bolted. The victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Cops don't have a suspect yet. Soulja posted pics of himself flaunting stacks o' cash during the party -- which couldn't have helped matters.

We're told Sean had already left the party when the shooting happened.

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Justin Bieber Sorry, GOP ... I'm Not for Sale

7/29/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0728-justin-bieber-gop-convention-tmz-getty-01Justin Bieber got a $5 million offer to perform at a Republican event during the GOP Convention, but turned it down after his manager considered quitting and LeBron James urged him to reject it ... sources tell TMZ.

Sources connected with CAA -- the talent agency which reps Bieber and received the offer -- tell us a promoter contacted Justin's people with the offer, saying he would perform for 45 minutes at a venue near Quicken Loans Arena, where the RNC was held.

We're told the promoter assured Justin's people the event was "not political" and Justin would not be endorsing Trump or any GOP policies. 

According to the contract, the $5 million was bankrolled by GOP donors. The money was to be paid "up front" -- before Justin even arrived. The donors would also cover production expenses.

It represented the biggest single payday ever for Justin. Or, for that matter, just about any other singer, and he seriously considered doing it ... partly because he's Canadian and didn't have a dog in the fight and partly because of the money.

Manager Scooter Braun, a big Hillary Clinton supporter who even held a fundraiser for her at his L.A. home, had big problems with the offer ... as did CAA. Scooter and CAA felt, regardless of the representations, this was "100 percent political."

0728-scooter_braun_hillary_clinton_fundraiser_InstagramWe're told Scooter wasn't heavy-handed at first, and talked to Justin about putting Black Lives Matter banners up in the venue. We're told Braun was told he could not display BLM banners, but the donors would accept banners that read "All Lives Matter." The donors also made it clear ... Justin could say nothing disparaging about Trump or the GOP.

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Gigi Hadid Rides It for America

7/29/2016 8:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gigi-Hadid-Tommy-Hilfiger-photo-shoot-launchGigi Hadid's patriotic outfit is a smoking reminder that EVERY day should be the 4th of July.

Gigi modeled the hell out of a red and white striped swimsuit Thursday in L.A. for a Tommy Hilfiger photo shoot.

Check out the pics ... we guarantee fireworks.

Lil Wayne I'm Cool with Hillary Using My Lyrics

7/29/2016 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Wayne was front and center at the DNC ... or at least his music was in Hillary Clinton's speech, and Weezy was pretty amped about it when we broke the news to him.

We got Wayne leaving Playhouse early Friday morning -- a few hours after Hillary appeared to reference Tunechi's "No Ceilings" mixtape and his track, "Sky's the Limit."

Check out his reaction ... Wayne hadn't seen the speech yet, and admits he's never met Clinton -- but it sounds like Young Money could have a new artist.

That is, if she's down.

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Obnoxious Drunk Guy Gets Body-Slammed On Flight

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David Guetta Gets Filthy in Ibiza

7/29/2016 8:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0729-david-guetta-jessica-ledon-beach-in-ibiza-launchDavid Guetta's got major dirt on his GF, and she's got it on him too ... 'cause it's just what ya do in Ibiza.

The EDM superstar and Jessica Ledon went mudding on one of the islands near Ibiza ... just like Kate Hudson did a couple weeks ago.

Everything's better with mud ... and bikinis.

Lindsay Lohan's Fiance I'm Back in the Game

7/29/2016 7:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0729-Egor_Tarabasov_Getty-03Egor Tarabasov put himself back in the danger zone as far as Lindsay Lohan's concerned.

Her millionaire fiance hit up London's Chiltern Firehouse Thursday night -- the first time we've seen him out on the town since his blowout fight with Lindsay ... which led to her fleeing the country.

The Firehouse is like Craig's in West Hollywood -- celebs only go when they wanna be seen.

So it sure looks like he's sending a message to LiLo: You go hang on yachts, I'll be here in clubs.  

Dana White My Family Keeps Asking for Money ... After $4 Billion Deal!

7/29/2016 6:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's a good problem to have ... but Dana White says family members are coming out of the woodwork with their hands out after the UFC sold for $4 BILLION ... so he's ignoring their calls! 

White was on 'Kimmel' Thursday night -- and was asked how his life has changed now that he's insanely rich (Jimmy estimates he made $360 mil off the deal). 

We're guessing Dana was joking about the family -- but says he had a real Howard Hughes moment and locked himself in a hotel room after the deal closed

He's definitely in a better place now ... and says when it comes to being super wealthy -- "it doesn't suck."

In other news...

SHOCKING Pics of Willow Smith Emerge: Tattoos Face & Wears Corsets At 15

What happened to teenagers actually looking their age anymore? Willow is only 15, but now looks like she's in her 30s!

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'The Preachers' Host John Gray Wife Melts Down During Standoff With Flight Attendants

7/29/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The wife of "The Preachers" host John Gray got into a heated showdown with cops and flight attendants ... some of whom ended up getting booted off the plane ... TMZ has learned.

Aventer Gray was flying from L.A. to Texas, and as the flight was pulling back from the gate she decided to swap seats -- letting the nanny take the first class seat, while Aventer and her 2 kids sat in coach.

That didn't bode well with the flight crew, who thought Aventer was looking for an empty seat in the back. They tried to stop her, but Aventer didn't listen.

The flight attendants asked her to leave the plane, and when Aventer again refused ... they called police for backup. Aventer remained seated, but started crying during a heated convo with officers.

You can hear her going off in the video about how she has a right to sit in the seats since she paid for them. She also got her husband, Rev. Gray -- who is Joel Osteen's associate pastor -- on FaceTime ... and he was NOT happy.

Aventer eventually deplaned, and hashed things out with American. She was allowed back on, but 2 of the flight attendants were swapped out ... to avoid any further drama, we're guessing. The flight took off after about a 2 hour delay.

The video is interesting -- other passengers didn't seem pissed about the delay, but they were angry about how Aventer was being treated. 

Bill Clinton Eyelid Inspection During Hillary's Speech

7/29/2016 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bill Clinton's eyes should've been well-rested by the time Hillary finished her speech.

Bubba appeared to be nodding off during the biggest moment of his wife's political career. Looks like VP nominee Tim Kaine even tried to cover for BC once he figured it out. 

Look, you really wanna impress a 69-year-old ex-prez? Give him giant balloons! 

There ya go, Bill.

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Model Sara Sampan SLAMS Cameramen For Posting Topless Vacation Pics

The Victoria's Secret Angel is PISSED after topless photos of her surfaced online this weekend

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Orlando Bloom I'm with HER ... All Access with Katy Perry at DNC

7/28/2016 8:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0728-katy-perry-orlando-bloom-tmzKaty Perry had an A-list escort to the DNC stage Thursday night.

Orlando Bloom was right by her side in the moments before Katy stepped out to perform her hits, "Rise" and "Roar" ... just ahead of Hillary Clinton's intro in Philly's Wells Fargo Arena.

Our DNC sources tell us both of them milled around backstage, talking to fans and taking in all the hoopla.

You can tell by the look on her face, Katy -- who's performed at multiple Clinton campaign events -- was all business about her role in the historic night.

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'Improv' Comedy Club Owner House Built On Laughs for Sale

7/29/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The guy who helped give Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David their starts in stand-up is looking to unload his Hollywood Hills pad.

Mark Lonow -- a longtime partner at The Improv comedy club franchise -- is selling the 5 bedroom, 3 bath crib for $2 million. He's lived in the 3,700 square foot property for the last 16 years. 

Easy to see why Mark, who's also actor and producer, stayed so long -- gorgeous hardwood floors, high vaulted ceilings and a sweet pool and hot tub out back. Adam Mahler at A Team Realty is listing the house, which is deceivingly rustic outside, but you gotta check out the interior.  

Good stuff. Almost as good as when Mark got to punch Adam Sandler ... 

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