There was A LOT of money at Playhouse nightclub in L.A. last night -- with some of the biggest stars in the NFL, NBA and music colliding to turn up on a Thursday.
One thing about Wendy, like it or not -- girlfriend doesn't mince any words.
BET Awards Weekend Strip Clubs Join Forces ... to Import Highest Quality Ass
6/24/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ace of Diamonds L.A. and Crazy Girls have both jumped in on the action ... and sources tell TMZ the strip joints expect to haul in at least $500k ... thanks to a swarm of rappers who have expressed keen interest.
Some of the heavy hitters include Currency, Tokyo, Henny, Mercedes Fox and Malani Ca$h ... just some of the most sought-after strippers headlining clubs in New York, Houston, Miami and Atlanta.
Get those bands ready.
One "Housewives" fan called out Tamra Judge for looking totally "unrecognizable" on "Watch What Happens Live" last night -- see her new face and how she clapped back!
Sinead O'Connor I'm Alive! Cops Lied About Suicide Threat
6/24/2016 8:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sinead O'Connor is alive and seemingly well after Chicago police responded to a call she was threatening to jump off a bridge.
Chicago PD tried to track down O'Connor Thursday evening when O'Connor's family contacted Irish police, saying she threatened suicide.
But O'Connor is claiming cops made it all up and she never threatened to jump, saying, "some stupid bitch at Swords Garda station [Irish police] decided she'd like to throw a bit of false and malicious gossip."
Irish police told us they have no comment on Sinead's accusation.
O'Connor had reached out to family in May when she last threatened suicide -- but it's unclear if she did that again this week. Our family sources say they're trying to sort it out.
Wow ... Lindsey Vonn just stepped out in her sexiest outfit EVER, after talking about being comfortable with her chest and booty earlier in the day. We can see why!
Anton Yelchin Death Triggers Class Action Jeep Lawsuit
6/24/2016 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Anton Yelchin's horrifying death is now the centerpiece of a class action lawsuit filed by Jeep owners who says they've been betrayed and suffered economic loss in the wake of the actor's death.
The suit claims Fiat Chrysler knew about the defect in the shifting device for at least 2 years but concealed the information, resulting in dozens of injuries and very possibly Yelchin's death.
The suit targets what it says is "one of the most basic safety features in every car" -- the gear shifter.
TMZ broke the story ... Yelchin died after his jeep rolled backwards, pinning him against his security gate. His 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee had an e-shift, and there have been chronic problems with drivers unwittingly leaving the car in neutral but thinking it's in park.
The suit claims a variety of damages, including the loss in value of the vehicle as a result of the publicity ... clearly referring to Yelchin.
Abigail Ratchford Titillating in Pink!
6/24/2016 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Whitney Houston Estate Can't Beat the Emmys ... Court Blocks Auction!
6/24/2016 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Whitney Houston's estate and the Whitney fan who already bid $10,000 for her 1986 Emmy are both outta luck -- a federal judge has shut down an auction for the trophy.
Heritage Auctions had put the statuette up for grabs, but TMZ broke the story ... the Television Academy opposed the auction, citing its rule that all Emmys must be returned to them if the winner or winner's heirs no longer want it.
Heritage was hawking the Emmy on behalf of Whitney's estate, but the Academy sought and was granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the live auction from going down Friday.
The online auction had already begun, and as we told you ... someone put up a $10k bid. Sorry, Charlie.
Heritage says it will respect the court's decision and the Emmy will be returned to the Houston family.
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'Cyborg' Justino 'I Would Kill Ronda Rousey'
6/24/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
As a matter of fact, the whole damn THING is sad.
Robert Plant Whole Lotta Love For 'Stairway' Jury
6/23/2016 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant took a victory lap after jurors sided with his legendary band in the battle over "Stairway to Heaven."
Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page testified in the trial where they were accused of ripping off part of the 'Stairway' guitar riff from the band Spirit -- but this was the first time we saw him outside court.
Just a few hours after the jury ruled in Zepp's favor on Thursday ... Plant headed to LAX and got the Led outta town. He wasn't real chatty, but made sure to show his appreciation for the court decision.
Heaven knows ... he's no Robin Thicke.
Though she didn't take it all off for her new cover, Jenner does sport a nude jumpsuit in the glam shot ... and her Olympic gold medal!
John Lennon's Son Julian Really Drunk, Really Pissed Over Brexit
6/24/2016 6:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Julian Lennon may have had a lot to drink, but his mind is clear on one thing ... Britain's exit from the EU is a disaster.
The 53-year-old singer was leaving the Sunset Marquis Thursday night when he repeatedly made his feelings clear.
He must have money in the stock market.
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'Deadliest Catch' Captain Busted for Bad Pot ... Of the Crab Variety
6/24/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Deadliest Catch" captain Sean Dwyer was in hot water after officials discovered his crab fishing gear wasn't up to par ... TMZ has learned.
According to court docs ... Alaska's Fish & Game officials busted Dwyer for having a crab pot on the F/V Brenna A with an undersized escape mechanism. For you landlubbers -- crab pots must have an 18" hatch held closed by biodegradable ties. It's designed to give crabs a chance to escape pots that get lost at sea.
We're told Dwyer's escape hole missed the mark by 3 inches. The fix only required one snip of twine, but it still cost him $1,500 in fines, and now he's on probation for 2 years.
Gotta mind your holes up in Alaska.
Kesha Stop the Craziness with Guns
6/24/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kesha's siding with the Democrats who protested in Congress over resistance to gun laws.
Kesha's so used to not answering questions, our photog caught her off guard and, after thinking for a second, she decided she'd make an exception and make her pitch.
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Verne Troyer I'm a Tiny Seaman!
6/24/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mini-Me got a present that fits him to a T -- a real, functioning 8 ft long boat.
Verne Troyer was gifted the whip after using it as a prop in a commercial for UK gaming company BGO. After the shoot the company's CEO, Richard Skelhorn, shipped it to Verne as a thank you.
This is no toy dinghy either -- the 160 pound mahogany ride has an electric motor, full nautical lighting and one of those awesome yacht horns. Retail price ... $5,000.
It's even got a bilge pump in case it takes on water in the deep end of the pool.