R. Kelly Alleged Net Worth Mocked ... -$2 Million?!?

R. Kelly is so deep in the red, a lot of people are claiming to be richer than him -- that is, if you believe a site's estimation of his net worth ... which has it pegged as a negative.

At some point this year, Celebrity Net Worth updated R. Kelly's page to list his overall value in assets as negative $2 million ... something the Internet appears to have just caught on to in the past few days or so, including one 42 Dugg -- who was howling over the news.

He posted a video showing himself cackling with his buddies, as they recorded different articles (all circling back to CNW) reporting on Kelly's latest alleged numbers.

Ditto for the rest of Twitter ... whose users are posting jokes about how they're technically wealthier than the one-time R&B icon -- who's in the middle of several criminal cases, as well as one that's about to wrap up, with jury deliberations having officially gotten underway.

As for how Celebrity Net Worth landed on the -$2 mil figure ... it seems they're simply citing a story we broke last year -- in which R. Kelly told a judge, via court docs, that he owed Uncle Sam nearly $2 million in back taxes ... which he cited as a reason why he wouldn't be a flight risk if released on bail. The court shot him down ... he's remained in custody since.

Now, whether or not R. Kelly actually has a negative net worth is pure speculation -- but one thing is for sure ... the guy does seem to be strapped for cash, and apparently has been for years now. He revealed as much himself in song back in 2018 ... calling himself "broke."

Of course, he's been struggling on the business side of things even before "Surviving R. Kelly" aired ... as different streaming platforms took down his music, and several venues refused to book him for concerts. And, with the addition of a cadre of attorneys who've been in and out for at least 2 years now ... you can only imagine the legal bills he's racked up.

Speaking of lawyers, we reached out to his current troop to see if they're handling this Brooklyn case pro bono, or if there's some payment that'll be due. No word back yet.

Gabby Petito Family Gathers for Funeral in NY

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9:47 AM PT -- The service is wrapping up now. Standing in front of photos of Gabby ... her father, Joe Petito, urged everyone to take inspiration from the way she lived -- which was to be kind and love everyone.

Joe also stated that if there’s a relationship that you’re in that might not be the best thing for you, to leave it, now.

Her stepfather, Jim Schmidt, also spoke and said Gabby taught him to choose to make memories with family and loved ones over making money. Neither man made any mention of, or reference to, Laundrie.

Gabby Petito's family still has so many unanswered questions about her death, but they're still coming together to pay their final respects.

Those closest to Gabby are gathering at Moloney’s Funeral Home in Holbrook, NY ... near where the 22-year-old grew up on Long Island.

Last week, the Teton County Coroner's Office confirmed the family's worst fears ... the body found in Grand Teton National Park was indeed Gabby's, and also revealed her death as a homicide.

As you know, Gabby had been on a cross-country trip with her fiance Brian Laundrie when she went missing at the beginning of September. While no one had a clue about her whereabouts, Laundrie briefly returned to his parents' home in Florida -- without Gabby -- and has since vanished.

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Since then, law enforcement released body cam video of the couple shortly after a domestic dispute. We also know a 911 caller reported seeing Laundrie strike Gabby.

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies continue to conduct an extensive manhunt for Laundrie -- who's been indicted for unauthorized use of a credit card right around the time Gabby went missing, and cops now have a warrant for his arrest.

Sunday's funeral services come on the heels of Friday night's emotional vigil for Gabby in her hometown of Blue Point.

Scores of residents attended and held up lanterns they purchased for $20 to help the Petito family cover burial costs.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to the future Gabby Petito Foundation.

Originally Published -- 8:36 AM PT

6ix9ine Gets Drink Thrown at Him, Retaliates At UFC Event in Vegas


Tekashi 6ix9ine might be on probation, but the dude isn't afraid to fire back if someone tests him out in public -- which is exactly what happened in Vegas this weekend.

The rapper showed up Saturday to the T-Mobile Arena for UFC 266 ... and as he was making his way in and past fans behind barricades -- he had a little face-off with someone who was NOT a fan.

Check out this video TMZ obtained of the altercation -- you see 69 ignoring the taunts from this dude, who's calling him a bitch and a ton of other insults. As he passes, the man appears to chuck something at his back, and it makes contact with Tekashi.

Eyewitnesses tell us it was the man's drink that he threw, and Tekashi circled back to look at him ... and to also a hurl a drink of his own. We're told it looked like coffee -- and it went splashing on others nearby. Security rushed in and broke it all up ... ushering T69 away.

No word on whether 6ix9ine was dealt with for this -- but sources on the scene say the guy who initiated it was, indeed, led away in handcuffs.

We've reached out to Tekashi for comment ... so far, no word back.

Shemar Moore Cameos as (Four) Framed Pictures .... In Woman's Viral Alize Post

Some folks can't get enough Shemar Moore -- even in 2021 -- and that goes for the younger generation too ... just ask this woman who's got the dude's shots hanging at her crib.

A gal named Aliyah Vallen has set the Internet ablaze after posting a photo of five Alize bottles sitting on a counter at her house -- of varying flavors -- and adding the caption, "THE ALIZE FREAK." As interesting as that title is ... it's not what people are noticing.

Check the background -- there are a couple framed photographs of Shemar in his prime hanging on the wall. Super caj too -- as if they were family portraits or something. So many questions and theories ... the biggest being, this has to be someone's auntie's place, because no one younger than 35 really knows the dude beyond 'Criminal Minds'/'SWAT' fame.

Well, that turned out to be false -- because Ms. Vallen appears to be a bona fide millennial (or even a Gen Z'er) ... who apparently REALLY appreciates Shemar's early work as a model. Also ... she revealed the truth about how many photos she has of him ... it's 4.

Her explanation for the Shemar shrine pretty much boils down to ... she just likes him, and she thinks the pics themselves are funny --- plus, they might make for some good conversation pieces as decor.

And, for those who are "concerned" about her decorative taste, Aliyah has a simple response ... "don't be. it's not your house." Well said -- how she chooses to style her pad is no one else's business but hers.

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Now, it doesn't look like SM himself has taken notice of the viral name-drop yet -- he's a little busy down in Mexico, it seems ... plugging a new season of 'SWAT' while he's at it. But, something tells us if/when he catches wind of this, it'll make him feel pretty darn good.

Ladies and gents continue to be in awe of his killer good looks ... like fine wine, as they say.

San Diego Padres Woman, Toddler Plunge to Deaths ... At Petco Park Before Game

A woman and her child fell from near the top tier of a multi-story baseball park in San Diego -- a plunge that killed both of them ... and now cops are reportedly calling it suspect.

The horrific incident happened Saturday afternoon not too long before the Padres were set to play at their home field, Petco Park -- when a mother and her 2-year-old son went over an edge on the third level concourse somewhere ... with witnesses claiming the kid went first.

According to the Union-Tribune -- which spoke to eyewitnesses claiming to have first and second-hand accounts -- the mother and son were in a picnic area looking out onto the street side of the stadium, and somehow the boy toppled over a ledge ... and his mother went jumping after him, trying to grab on. The husband is also said to have been on-site.

Their fall amounted to about 6 stories in height, and they landed on Tony Gwynn Drive. Cops immediately showed up and launched an investigation -- so far, they don't know if it was accidental or intentional, but they are saying the deaths appeared to be suspicious.

Onlookers were horrified, and it was quite a scene -- but weirdly enough, the game's start time wasn't delayed ... and the Pads took the field promptly at 4:15 PM PT.

Homicide detectives are working the case, and asking anyone with good info to come forward and call 619-531-2293.

Offset Helps Pay For 'Friday' Star's Funeral ... Other Celebs Pitch In Too

Anthony Johnson's family is no longer burdened with funeral costs ... thanks to the generosity of celebs like Offset.

The late actor's widow, Lexis Jones Mason, tells TMZ ... Anthony's funeral has now been paid for, with nearly $70,000 in donations pouring in from famous folks and thousands of random donors.

We're told the Migos rapper chipped in $5,000 for the service, with Lil Rel Howery donating another $4k on the family's GoFundMe.

Lil Rel's rep tells us the comedian/actor felt compelled to help out because he sees comedy as a brotherhood.

Michael Blackson also helped raise $10,000, and in addition to donations, Anthony's widow tells us she received a flurry of calls this week from celebs like Fat Joe, D.L. Hughley, Faizon Love, Michael Colyar, Tommy Davidson, D.C. Young fly, Tyrin Turner and more.

We're told folks who called expressed their love, sent condolences and talked endlessly about how much they loved the "Friday" star.


TMZ broke the stories ... Anthony was found lifeless in a Los Angeles store earlier this month before being pronounced dead, and his family was scrambling to pay for his funeral.

With the services paid for, Anthony's widow says she's giving some of the extra money to his 4 children and she wants to use other funds to start a standup comedy school for underprivileged youth.

We're told Anthony didn't have life insurance, so Lexis wants to use some of the money to spread awareness and begin advocating for comedians and actors to get life insurance.

Bottom line ... Lexis says the family feels beyond blessed for the donations ... and will use the money to carry on AJ's legacy.

J Lo Performs at Global Citizen Live Concert ... And Ben's Watchin' Me!!!

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were all about the Global Citizen Live concert in NYC ... and she jumped on stage with a performance that definitely did not disappoint.

The concert was part of a worldwide event, staged in London, Paris, Rio, Lagos, Nigeria and the Big Apple ... all to put a spotlight on the hunger epidemic, the climate crisis and COVID vaccines.

Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Lizzo and Paul Simon all performed in New York, but J Lo got the most buzz as she took the stage with LL Cool J and Ja Rule for "All I have" and "I'm Real." She also sang "If You Had My Love" and "Love Don't Cost a Thing."

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She also wore a gold-colored Yankees hat ... interesting given her breakup with A-Rod.

The concert ran 7 hours and was a big hit ... a lot better than the rained-out Central Park concert this past summer, for sure. The skies were kinder on Saturday night.

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

Huge day in court next Wednesday, when Britney asks a judge to boot Jamie from the conservatorship -- and the conservatorship itself may be on the chopping block -- and sorry Debra Messing, Kim's gonna get big ratings hosting 'SNL.' So, we gotta ask ...

Britney Conservatorship Should End ...

Sam Can Handle Her Mental Health Needs ...

Kim Hosting 'SNL' ...

Media Coverage Of Gabby Petito ...

Brian Laundrie ...

21 Savage Charged With Drug, Gun Possession ...

90-Year-Old William Shatner Going To Space

Biden Is Handling The Border Crisis ...

I'll Get A Booster Shot When Available ...

Machine Gun Kelly Flipped Off and Booed ... At Louder Than Life Festival

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11:26 AM PT -- Machine Gun Kelly is pushing back on the idea that he was getting nothing but hate at Louder Than Life.

He writes, "i don’t know why the media lies in their narrative against me all the time but all i saw was 20,000 amazing fans at the festival singing every word and 20 angry ones."

10:15 AM PT -- Looks like there was more one-on-one interaction with the audience last night than we previously thought -- because there's video of MGK apparently trying to squabble with concertgoers.

Check out this video ... it seems to be toward the end of his set as he's being ushered off. He gets near some folks in the front row, and suddenly ... he's charging at them, with his security team pulling him back. You can also hear someone scream, "F*** him up!"

Yeah, the LTL crowd definitely doesn't dig him. Not at all.

Machine Gun Kelly got an earful Saturday night at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, when the fans turned on him and began booing and flipping him off.

Check out the video ... the fans unleash on MGK. As for why ... well, maybe a couple reasons. First, a lot of metal/rock fans aren't happy he went from rapper to rocker. It's partly a purist thing, and partly shade that maybe he pivoted to rock out of necessity.

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The second reason -- MGK trashed Slipknot recently, saying he was happy to not be a 50-year-old wearing a mask. Corey Taylor of Slipknot was the target, and MGK wasn't done with him, claiming Corey did a verse for MGK's album, "Tickets to My Downfall" but, as MGK put it, "it was f**king terrible," so it was 86'd from the album.

Corey proceeded to own MGK with receipts in the form of email screenshots, in which it was pretty clear -- MGK loved Corey's track but it was Corey who passed.

Anyway ... a good time was had by some.

Originally Published -- 6:43 AM PT

'Storage Wars' Star Barry Weiss Surprises Cast with Majestic Entrance ... 'Did You Miss Me?!?'

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"Storage Wars" star Barry Weiss returned to filming the only way he knows how ... by surprising the cast with a grand entrance.

TMZ's got this first look at Barry back in action for the Season 13 premiere of the hit A&E show. The episode, shot in March, shows Barry filming for the first time since a terrible bike crash sidelined him for quite a while.

You can see in the video Barry hasn't lost his sense of humor or style, for that matter, after rolling up in one of his exotic cars. Because you're wondering ... it's a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr that's retrofitted with a flamethrower exhaust. 🔥🔥🔥

At first, the cast can't make out who's behind the wheel ... much less be able to tell it's Barry because they've never seen him in that particular car -- although, he's known for his hot wheels.

Someone jokingly says it's the Batmobile before Barry rolls down the window and reveals his pretty mug. He asked, "Did you miss me?!?" ... before the cast unloaded a few jokes on him.

Everyone was glad to see him back in action, although a fellow bidder laments that on the day he's searching for collectibles ... the king of 'em comes out of retirement.

As we reported, Barry was seen across SoCal back in March filming again, but this time we have his pals' reaction on video. TBH, Barry looked great, and that's saying a lot considering the hell he went through.

After his nasty 2019 bike accident, Barry underwent multiple surgeries on his back and femur. The road to recovery was a long one, but now we can see how he's muscled his way back.

The season 13 premiere kicks off November 2 with back-to-back episodes.

Michael Jordan Worn Undies Sell For $2,784 'Show Definite Use'

Think your new J's are the s**t? Nah, think again ... 'cause somebody just copped a real deal pair of Michael Jordan's worn underwear, and they cost about 3 grand!!

We're serious ... a lucky Jordan fan just bought a one of a kind pair of boxers at Lelands Auction Saturday night ... with the final bid coming in at $2,784.

As we previously reported, the gray and black boxers hit the auction block in August ... and the company says the trunks have evidence of "definite use" by the G.O.A.T. himself.

It's not what ya think ... there are some loose threads and a dry cleaning tag attached to the drawers.

While you may think most people wouldn't want to get their hands on these skivvies, think again ... there were 19 bids!!!

Lelands secured the garment from Jordan's buddy and bodyguard John Michael Wozniak, who you might remember from "The Last Dance" documentary.

Woz also gave the company other items worn by MJ -- suits, coats, dress shirts and ties that were included in the auction lot.

To whoever copped those undies ... you wearing 'em or framing 'em???

Celebrity Scramble Guess Who!

Hidden within this stretched-out snap is a fashion icon and trend-setting singer who has been wowing audiences for nearly two decades.

This tight-lipped lady has not only topped the charts with her impressive catalog of music that you'll always want to replay, but she has also created an empire with her entrepreneurial skills -- she's found success with her brands in the fashion and beauty world.

If all that wasn't enough, she has also shown off her acting chops when she was featured in popular films ... such as a starring role in the ensemble cast for an action-packed remake taking place at the MET Gala.

Lil Baby's Celeb Jeweler No More Fake Patek Philippe's On My Watch!!! Here's What I'm Doing ...

Lil Baby's celeb jeweler is doing more than just profusely apologizing to the rapper for selling him a fake Patek Philippe watch ... he's taking costly action so it never happens again.

Gabriel Jacobs from Rafaello & Co. tells TMZ ... moving forward he's going to hire a professional watch authenticator who will inspect all the watches he sells ... to avoid another fake watch disaster.


What's more ... Gabe tells us anyone who has purchased jewelry from him can return and have it authenticated to assure them the jewelry's legit. He says he has no issue whatsoever with that in wake of the fallout from selling Lil Baby a fake Patek Philippe watch for $400k.

As we reported ... Lil Baby posed with the watch before hitting up the Met Gala but got pissed off after watch enthusiasts alerted him that the 40th-anniversary Patek Philippe Nautilus watch was a fake.

Rafaello & Co. issued a lengthy apology, copped to the mistake, refunded the dough and gifted the rapper 4 diamond rings. Gabe, who says he quickly righted the wrong because he wants to continue working with the rapper, doubled down a week later saying his mistake was not doing enough due diligence.

In fact ... Gabe says he showed the watch in question to 2 other dealers who also couldn't tell the Patek Philippe was a fake. That said ... Gabe insists it was an honest mistake.

He says he has NOTHING to gain by selling a budding rapper a fake watch. He also told us he gave Baby $3.5 million worth of jewelry to wear at the Met Gala ... so what's to be gained by selling him a fake watch?

Gabe says cashing in on an easy $400k is NOT worth his reputation.

Leslie Odom Jr. Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Leslie Odom Jr.'s looks are so good he deserves a standing ovation!

Here's the 31-year-old version of the multi-talented actor at the premiere for his first film, "Red Trails," in New York City back in 2012 (left). At the young age of 17, he had already made his Broadway debut in the smash-hit musical "Rent."

And, 9 years later ... The 40-year-old singer -- and star of "Hamilton" -- attended the Emmys in Los Angeles just last week (right). You can catch him hosting the Tony Awards tonight with Audra McDonald.

He's not throwing away his shot!

The question is ...

Leslie Odom Jr. ...

Britney Spears Jamie Recorded Bedroom Convos New Documentary Claims

Britney Spears had no sense of privacy or control of her life through a majority of her time in a conservatorship -- to the point her father was recording her chats from within her own bedroom ... those are the claims an explosive new documentary.

The bombshell allegations surfaced Friday in Hulu's "Controlling Britney Spears" ... which details accounts from people who say they were involved in the inner workings of Britney's conservatorship, as well as what allegedly went into monitoring her.

According to a guy named Alex Vlasov, he worked for a security company called Black Box ... which he says Jamie and a woman named Robin Greenhill -- who worked for Tri Star, Britney's business management company -- hired to keep tabs on Britney for years.

He claims Black Box had him set up an encryption system on Britney's mobile devices ... so texts and emails she'd send and receive would loop back to Jamie and Robin via a separate iPad they had. He likened it to parents keeping a watchful eye over their minor children's activity.

Then, Vlasov went on to claim that Jamie was controlling and overbearing over people who could interact with Britney ... especially men.

Vlasov alleges Jamie set up some sort of listening device in her bedroom ... alleged audio of which Vlasov says he was once asked to destroy.

He felt super uneasy about the demand and made a copy ... but he doesn't reveal any of the contents of what's on those recordings, which he says amounted to about 180 hours worth, ranging from convos she had with Sam, her kids and others.

The timing of the doc couldn't have come at a better time for Britney -- because she's going to try and get her father off the conservatorship once and for all next week ... and possibly attempt to end the whole thing altogether.

Of course, the one thing that remains unanswered is whether a judge will force her to undergo a mental evaluation before she cuts bait. Most everyone -- even Jamie -- is now in favor of that.

Huntington Beach Armed Man Shot, Killed by Cops ... In Front of Many Witnesses


10:20 AM PT -- 9/26 -- Hunting Beach PD says they got a report of an armed individual Saturday, and when officers made contact with him ... they barked a ton of orders that the cops say he did not follow. Eventually, firearms were discharged -- and despite life-saving measures, the man died.

HBPD says a gun was, indeed, recovered at the scene.

4:58 PM PT -- Huntington Beach PD tells TMZ ... the victim is not Black.

A man was shot and presumably killed this weekend as he squirmed on the ground in front of at least four police officers ... a couple of whom opened fire on him at point blank range.

Huntington Beach PD confirmed there was an officer involved shooting Saturday, but didn't not provide any further details ... including the status of the man who was gunned down. We're told this individual was transported to a hospital, but his condition is unknown. The cops also say there is no current public safety threat.

TMZ has obtained video of the gruesome killing -- which shows a man, who appears to be Black and/or a POC, writhing on the ground and raise his arm as well what appears to be a plastic bag of some sort ... before the officers around him unload multiple rounds of their firearms.

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More backup arrived, and the police set up a perimeter to deal with the situation.

As you can see and hear, there were multiple witnesses ... who were near Sandy's Beach Shack at the pier. One eyewitness tells us they saw the cops in pursuit of this man, whom they'd already fired upon at least once. He jumped over the wall and fell to the ground. We're told they heard cops shouting orders at him, but before long ... they were shooting.

Others who were in the area captured photos of the aftermath -- and the man appears to by lying lifeless on the ground as officers approached.

No word yet on what exactly led up to this ... but at any rate, it doesn't seem like the HB crowd was all too outraged by what they'd just seen. If anything, a lot of them appeared to be more on the cops' side. It's unclear at this point if he was armed with a weapon or not.

At first glance, though ... he doesn't seem to have been posing a threat from his position.

Originally Published -- 4:34 PM PT

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