Rihanna All Smiles After Wedding Singer Gig ... Makes Millions, Gets Swag Too!!!

Rihanna's absolutely glowing and grinning after her killer set at a wedding party thrown by the richest man in Asia -- and she even left the gig with some parting gifts to go along with an astronomical payday.

RiRi strolled through the Jamnagar Airport in Western India Saturday, and was clearly feeling pretty good about her performance. As we reported, she was hired to play the pre-wedding party for the son of Mukesh Ambani, the industrialist worth $112 billion.

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By all accounts, he got his money's worth -- Rihanna reportedly played 17 songs on a stage fit for one of her stadium tours with all the lighting and special effects popping off around her as she belted out hits like "We Found Love" and "B**** Better Have My Money."

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Hell, it might actually be a set from one of her previous concerts, judging by the massive crates of equipment she arrived with when she touched down in India.

The 1,200 friends and family of Anant Ambani and his bride-to-be Radhika Merchant didn't want to miss a second of the show as they had their phones out, recording the singer's stunning set.

BTW, the guests included scores of VIPs from around the world, including Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan, Ivanka Trump, Bill Gates and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

As Rihanna made her way through the airport Saturday morning, she was carrying a giant box or bag that had "THANK YOU" printed on it.

Not that we've been in that situation, but we're guessing when you attend a party thrown by the 11th richest man in the world, everyone -- even the headliner -- leaves with a badass swag bag.

The real reason for her smile, though, is probably the direct deposit hitting her account -- she was reportedly paid $6 million for the one-night gig ... but, because the show was so long, there's speculation she even got up to 8 figures!

Good day's work, if ya can get it ... and Rihanna can.

Kanye's Wife Bianca Censori Shocks Paris with New Look ... Covers Up with Sexy Librarian 'Fit

Kanye West's wife Bianca Censori is, for once, leaving a lot to the imagination -- instead of flashing her anatomy in see-through clothing, she's almost fully covered up as they bolt outta Paris.

Bianca and her hubby left the Ritz Paris on Saturday, and it's a completely different, and conservative, look for her ... compared to the eye-popping 'fits she's been rocking all week for Paris Fashion Week.

The pics make it clear, Bianca's dressing more comfortably for their flight out of France -- she was wearing a pair of black tights with a long-sleeved purple sweater, high heels, and her hair pulled back.

No face mask for Kanye this time ... but he did pull his hoodie tight over his head to almost fully cover his face.

Bianca's barely-there fashion choices have been the talk of Paris ... as she's shown off most of her body with a super revealing wardrobe.

Bianca was photographed in a sheer black mini-dress with her boobs in full view as she stepped out of a restaurant ... and sheer tights had her flashing her vagina and her butt more than once.

As we told you, Bianca's father reportedly wants a word with Kanye about how he's the racy wardrobe choices he's presumably making for the missus.

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We're guessing dear ol' dad can breathe easier with her more demure travel 'fit.

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

The new Diddy lawsuit is as salacious as it gets, and speaking of ... Leah McSweeney went ham on Andy Cohen. So we gotta ask ...

Diddy Sued By Former Male Employee For Sexual Assault ...

Leah McSweeney's Coke Claims Against Andy Cohen ...

Kanye Blasts Kim On Insta Over Kids' School

Kanye's Wife Bianca ...

Oprah Leaving WeightWatchers ...

Hailey's Sister Hitting Bartender With Used Tampon ...

37-Year-Old Kristin Cavallari Dating 24-Year-Old ...

Biden's Dr. Saying No Need For Cognitive Test

I Trust The U.S. Supreme Court ...

Kyle Richards & Mauricio Umansky Step Out Together Amid Separation ... Just for Daughter's Birthday

Here's a rare sight these days ... Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky hitting the town together -- but it's not a sign they've smoothed out their marital issues, it's just that they're great parents.

The separated couple publicly reunited in Bel Air to celebrate their daughter Portia's 16th birthday. The fam left a restaurant together Thursday night -- Mauricio was carrying what seemed like a gift or cake box ... and they even drove home together.

Kyle was behind the wheel of their SUV, and Mauricio rode in the passenger seat. It's the first time we've seen them out together in a long time ... amid what's been a very public separation, which they announced last summer.

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Since the new season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" started airing, we've seen Kyle draw a line in the sand ... hinting on the show that their 27-year marriage might be coming to an end.

In one scene, she told Dorit Kemsley, "If there's no effort, we're not going to end up together."

While Mauricio and Kyle are still living under the same roof, Kyle's been hanging with Morgan Wade, who she insists is just a friend -- and we've seen Mauricio partying hard in Aspen with other women.

The couple went public with their separation in July 2023, but since then they've been on vacay a couple of times together as a family -- including a holiday trip to Aspen ... shortly after Mauricio's wild night out there.

They have 3 daughters together -- Alexia, Sophia and birthday girl Portia -- and, for now, the kids seem to be the glue holding them together.

Megan Fox's Ex, Brian Austin Green 'Love Is Blind' Star Can't Compare ... Megan is 'One of a Kind'

Brian Austin Green is officially weighing in on Chelsea Blackwell comparing herself to Megan Fox in the "Love Is Blind" pods -- and even he's cringing over the situation.

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We got the "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum at Bristol Farms in Woodland Hills, and the 50-year-old actor told TMZ it wasn't wise of Chelsea to compare herself to his ex-wife. He candidly shared, "It seems like you're opening yourself up to criticism."

ICYMI ... when discussing their physical appearance while on the sight-unseen dating show -- Chelsea informed her future fiancé, Jimmy Presnell, she had previously been compared to the "Jennifer's Body" star.

Infamously, Jimmy did not agree with the comparison upon their first meeting out of the pods.

On whether he feels the comparison has any merit ... Brian told us it was tough to say -- since Megan is a "one-of-a-kind beauty," and "possibly the most beautiful woman in the world."

Brian and Megan were married for 11 years between 2010 and 2021, welcoming 3 children together. He is now engaged to "Dancing With the Stars" alum Sharna Burgess, with whom he shares a son, Zane Walker.

Still, Brian thinks critics should give Chelsea a break, especially since MF won't care one iota about the remark. In fact, the "Anger Management" star told us, "I think Megan would be flattered."

Brian, who just launched a free social media app on the Apple Store called Moviac, encouraged Chelsea not to listen to the haters, which is certainly easier said than done.

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He also suggested she avoid making the comparison again. Solid advice, for anyone, really!

'Anchorman' Star David Koechner Puff, Puff, Laugh!!! Vapes Weed During Standup

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Comedian David Koechner's standup comedy act is smoking these days as some fans in Maryland discovered when he tried to catch a cannabis high on stage ... courtesy of an audience member, no less!

David hit the stage Friday night at Magooby's Joke House in Timonium, Maryland, where he performed for about an hour to a packed crowd, which included at least one fan who was puffing on a weed pen ... something Dave noticed from the stage.

Thirty minutes into his show, he must've caught a whiff of the sinsemilla, and decided to apply the golden rule -- sharing is caring!

Check out this video obtained by TMZ ... Dave looked out into the sea of people and asked, "Who is smoking? Is that weed?"

The man responded, "Yes" .... and motioning with his hand, David replied, "Give here."

The dude walked up to the stage and handed the vape to Dave, who started bantering with his fans as they egged him on to take a few tokes.

Dave finally caved and took two huge drags, blowing out the smoke. Of course, we can't tell from the video it really was marijuana ... but everyone in the crowd seemed convinced.

Assuming it was, it's NBD in Maryland ... where recreational cannabis was legalized last year.

We're not so sure puffing indoors at a comedy club is kosher -- but there were no narcs in the crowd, as David's show continued ... and, we're told everyone had a damn good time.

He's currently on a national comedy tour called "Blue Skies And Dirty Lies" -- and he's probably best known for his role as sportscaster Champ Kind in the 'Anchorman' movies.

You might recall in 2022 ... David was busted for driving while under the influence of alcohol in Ohio, receiving a ticket for the offense. He was also arrested and charged with DUI and hit and run in California's Ventura County on New Year's Eve 2021.

Thankfully, nothing that serious went down Friday night in Maryland after a couple vape drags ... probably just a good case of the munchies.

Bill Maher to Joe Biden Lean into Your Age!!! ... Just Not too Far

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Bill Maher was HYSTERICAL Friday night, with a message to Joe Biden ... embrace your old fart self!!!

The 'Real Time' host made a barrage of solid points, in particular -- When the Prez says he's sharper than ever, no one's buyin' what he's selling.

Or, as BM says, Joe's so old his bad kid with a drug problem is 54!

So, Bill says he should stop riding bikes and hopping on TikTok. Hillary tried it and it didn't work for her.  BTW, thanks for the shout-out, Bill!

Fact is, old people vote way more than the youngins. So appeal to the "Matlock" crowd and advertise on CBS.

And then ... Bill had a brainstorm for Thursday's State of the Union, and it's genius. Biden should appear before the joint session of Congress ambling up to the stage with a walker.

Not gonna spoil it for you -- it's just hilarious. And the out-of-context audience reactions are, as Joe would say, a real knee-slapper!

ALEXIS BELLINO EAR INFECTED AFTER LODGED PIERCING Dr. Terry Dubrow Steps In!!!

Alexis Bellino ended up needing Dr. Terry Dubrow's expert help when a piercing left her with a nasty infection ... TMZ has learned.

Alexis tells us her cartilage ear piercing had been giving her grief since she got it a year ago ... but it wasn't until a hairdresser accidentally bumped into it last Thursday that she really felt the agony. Ouch!

She says her hairdresser notified her that the earring was deeply embedded in her ear, and the skin around it was clearly infected and overgrown. Alexis didn't waste any time and dashed straight to urgent care to get it sorted out. Smart move!

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However, when docs busted out the scalpel, Alexis told them to hold up ... 'cause the only person she'd trust near her ear was Terry. Of course, the "Botched" star's wife, Heather Dubrow is Alexis' costar on 'RHOC,' so it's all about keeping it all in the Bravo family.

The big removal went down Monday, and Dr. Dubrow, being the champ he is, even skipped his lunch break to help her out.

We're told he managed to pull out Alexis' earring, which was decked out with four diamonds, without having to make any incisions. Now that takes some serious skill.

For his part, Terry tells TMZ he's glad Alexis came to him for help ... especially 'cause messing with infected cartilage in your ear is like playing with fire. He explains to us the area doesn't have much blood flow, so if things go south, it can result in seriously gnarly infections that can straight-up wreck your ear, or even worse. Yeah, no thanks!

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Alexis is showering Terry with gratitude ... telling us he's a top-notch surgeon and a super kind friend. She's also raving about how Terry squeezed her into his busy schedule ASAP and made sure the whole ordeal was as painless as possible. Now that's the definition of having a true friend in high places!

As for getting another cartilage piercing. She's putting her foot down, and saying never again.

Richard Lewis Wife Joyce Thanks Supporters ... Following His Death

The wife of late actor-comedian Richard Lewis is breaking her silence and giving thanks to his flood of supporters and well-wishers.

Joyce Lapinsky posted a message on X, showing her gratitude to everyone who sent in "loving tributes" after Richard passed away this week at his L.A. home. On Friday, she said Richard would have been "beyond thrilled and so touched, as am I."

Joyce asked Richard's fans who want to make donations in his memory to send their money to the charity, Comedy Gives Back, or another non-profit of their choice.

As we reported ... The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star died Tuesday night after suffering a heart attack. Music icon Bette Midler was one of the first people to go on social media to celebrate Richard's life and career. This was followed by a stream of other celebs, such as Ben Stiller, Albert Brooks and his 'Curb' costar Larry David.

Last year, Richard announced he was suffering from Parkinson's disease after he retired from doing stand-up comedy. He said his litany of other health issues culminated in his Parkinson's diagnosis and he was managing it all with medication.

The last time we saw Richard in public was 2021 and Joyce was right there beside him, guiding him as they walked around Beverly Hills.

Kyle Busch Gotta Hand It To My Wife ... 'Inches' Roast Got Me Good!!

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NASCAR star Kyle Busch is giving credit where it's due ... telling TMZ Sports he can only applaud his wife, Samantha, for ruthlessly trolling him over "inches" last week.

In case you missed it -- one of the closest finishes in NASCAR history went down in the Ambetter Health 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway last Sunday ... with Busch, Daniel Suarez and Ryan Blaney being neck and neck (and neck) right up until the checkered flag.

The 2015 and 2019 Cup Series champion addressed his third-place finish after the race -- going to Instagram and admitting he "Needed a couple inches📏" in order to come out on top ... to which Samantha hit him with a sick burn.

"I’ve been telling you that for almost 20 years 😜" Sam wrote in the comments.

OUCH!!!

We caught up with Busch this week and asked about his wife's friendly jab ... and even he's admitting she got him good.

"I think I left the door wide open for those sorts of comments with how I scripted my text underneath my post, so she played that well."

As for the actual race, Busch broke down the "chess game" he was trying to execute in the final laps ... and how Suarez was able to use his own strategy against him.

But, all things considered, the driver of the No. 8 car said he was able to keep his composure in the end (per usual) ... and is thrilled they were all able to cross the finish line without crashing.

There's more -- we also asked Busch about the new Netflix series, "Full Speed" ... and there's one big reason why he's hoping to get more airtime in season 2.

What's The Big Frigin' Difference?!

Leave it to "Selling Sunset's" Chrishell Stause, Chelsea Lazkani and Emma Hernan to bring looks and luxury to Sunset Boulevard, but now it's on you to negotiate between the two images and see if you can outbid the discreet changes.

Struttin' in stilettos ... the terrific trio showed up to The Oppenheim Group office earlier this week with the purpose of selling and cashing in ... cha-ching! Yes, these ladies know real estate, but they also know fashion ... especially tops and ear candy 😜 !

Can you close the deal?!

**HINT: There are THREE differences in the above "Selling Sunset" photos!**

TMZ TV Recap Hailey Bieber's Sister's GA Arrest ... Bianca's Dad Speaks, Cam Newton

It's finally the weekend, and best believe ... we finished strong here at TMZ on our shows.

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Let's start with 'TMZ Live,' where Harvey and Charles dove into a new interview that Bianca Censori's father gave ... where he tore into her husband, Kanye West, for trotting around all over the world with hardly anything on -- which he seems to find despicable and wrong.

There's been some debate over whether he has any say ... and we kept that going here.

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Heading on over to 'TMZ on TV,' the gang discussed Hailey Bieber's sister's wild arrest down in Georgia last week -- where she got kicked out of a bar and landed in handcuffs/jail.

Of course, there's also the allegation that she hurled a tampon at someone ... and, uh, ew.

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Last but not least, we got 'TMZ Sports' ... where Babcock and Mojo talked Cam Newton addressing the wild brawl he was involved in last weekend, and his explanation of it all.

Check your local listings for when TMZ is on in your area or catch up on past episodes!

Celebrity Whale Tails Guess Who!

It's whale watching season and these breaching babes are making quite the splash with their undergarments hiked WAY up their backside! Are you ready to be slapped silly with Hollywood's hottest whale tails? Hop on board and guess whose famous tail is way above the surface ...

Just below their dorsals, you'll see some famous flukes floundering in the open! Keep your eyes peeled on these beauties where you'll spot a curvy Ice Spice, or even an Emily Ratajkowski flaunting her humpbacks!

Dive into our gallery and explore the deep depths of these sexy ladies flaunting their whale tails!

Rihanna Tour-Worthy Pre-Wedding Gig!!! Asia's Richest Man Makes It Happen 💵

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Rihanna is rocking the mic at a lavish pre-wedding bash over in India, where the son of Asia's richest man is getting hitched ... and the performance looks like one of her stadium shows.

Ya gotta see the video -- this ain't no ordinary wedding party -- Rihanna's on a huge stage with a full squad of backup dancers, along with tour-worthy lighting and special effects.

Looks like no expense is being spared, Rihanna's even singing from a rising platform and this whole event is giving her Super Bowl halftime show a run for its money.

The crowd is huge too ... there are about 1,200 people on the guest list.

The guy footing the bill won't go broke, though ... billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani -- worth about $112 billion -- is helping his youngest son, Anant, host celebs and heads of state for the 3-day event celebrating his July nuptials.

Rihanna's giving the people what they want and singing her hits ... like "We Found Love" and "B**** Better Have My Money."

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Speaking of which, she's reportedly getting $6 million for the appearance!

As we reported, Rihanna flew into town earlier this week, with crate after crate filled with her luggage and staging -- so, all signs were pointing to the kind of spectacle we're now seeing.

The Ambani family always goes all out when it comes to weddings ... other family members in years past were treated to pre-wedding performances from Beyonce, Coldplay's Chris Martin and The Chainsmokers.

RiRi's more than holding her own here ... and famed magician David Blaine is reportedly booked to perform too.

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Money well spent!!!

Lisa Vanderpump Defends Andy Cohen Amid Claims ... Trashes Rachel Leviss Suit

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3/2 9:58 AM PT -- Rachel Leviss' rep is responding to Lisa's dig ... calling the comments, "A disappointing choice for an executive on the show since victim shaming is a defense mechanism often used by abusers and coming from a person in a position of power can cause even further harm to a person's mental health.”

Lisa Vanderpump is coming to the defense of her old friend Andy Cohen amid some new allegations -- and in the same breath ... she's taking a swipe at Rachel Leviss.

The former 'Housewives' star -- who obviously ended up getting up her spinoff show on Bravo -- was arriving at LAX at landing back in town Friday ... where our photog ran into her and asked her all about the latest drama going on in the reality world, and there's a lot.

For starters, our camera guy asked about Leah McSweeney's claims in a new lawsuit she filed this week against the Bravo honcho ... alleging he'd partaken in cocaine, not to mention claiming Bravo at large was a toxic hell hole that coaxed their stars into boozing/debauchery.

Well, Lisa has some thoughts on all that ... and she goes to bat for AC here, telling us she's never seen him do any hard drugs -- nor does she know him to be how Leah described.

On the notion that Bravo is pressuring 'Housewives' into drinking on set ... Lisa says what a lot of her contemporaries have already been making clear -- the stars are adults, and they don't have to do anything they don't want to. Bottom line ... she calls BS on Leah's suit.

Lastly, Lisa weighs in on the legal battle brewing in her own world ... namely, Rachel suing Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix over revenge porn, among other things.

She doesn't have very nice things to say about that either -- noting Rachel probably should've never compromised herself on camera the way she did if she didn't want it out.

We clarify, though, that Tom's alleged to have recorded her from his phone and circulated it with the cast ... but even then, she doesn't have much sympathy for her ex-employee.

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Bottom line ... Lisa's good with Andy, not so much with Leah and Rachel. That much is clear.

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Fashionista & Designer Iris Apfel ... Dead at 102

Fashion icon Iris Apfel -- famous for her quirky outfits and unique looks -- has died.

The style icon passed away Friday at her home in Palm Beach, Fla ... this according to her reps. An official cause of death wasn't announced -- but the assumption is that she died of old age via natural causes.

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A socialite from New York, Iris became a fashion icon in her 80s and 90s ... affectionately calling herself a "geriatric starlet." Iris' style was an eclectic mix ... combining haute couture, vintage hippy-inspired looks, bohemian styles and super bright colors.

Irish was a fixture on the fashion scene, often rubbing elbows with celebs at big-time events ... wearing her trademark circular glasses. She was also ever-present and always relevant ... considered one of the most photographed women in fashion history.

A jack of all trades, Iris was a professor, brand ambassador, interior designer, textile guru and, later in life, a social media star. She was quite accomplished too ... having done White House restoration work for nine presidents in her lifetime -- so yeah, she'd worked a lot.

Iris enjoyed a long and full life ... just yesterday, she celebrated her latest birthday, putting her a couple years over the 100-year mark.

Tommy Hilfiger is remembering Iris as "a world-famous fashion icon because of her incredible talent not only as an artist, but as an influencer."

Hilfiger adds ... "She has had an amazing effect on so many people with her huge heart and magic touch with everyone she meets. She will go down in history as an innovator and a leader in the world of textiles, style and innovation!"

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Iris is survived by her caregivers, Jennifer and Juliet, her agent Lori Sale, her lawyer Emerson E. Burns and her friends and family. She was 102.

RIP

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