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Childish Gambino Fires Off Brand New Show How You Like Me Now, Coachella?!?

4/20/2019 10:40 AM PDT

Childish Gambino's performance for weekend 2 at Coachella was lit ... literally.

The rapper headlined day 1 Friday night at Coachella and it was fiery set ... literally and figuratively. For starters, last night's performance was completely different from last week's show. He also seemed to be in a friendlier mood this time around. He told the audience last week to put their phones away, but this time around he was in the crowd taking selfies and told the crowd they were dope.

Check out the vid ... Gambino closed his set with a display of fireworks and with his hit "Redbone." 

Childish also got surprised backstage after he performed "This is America." When that set was over, he ran into Chance the Rapper and they bro'd out. Chance never took the stage nor performed. But, clearly, that didn't matter to Childish, who was stoked to see him.

Will Smith I May Be 50 But I Can Rock the House ... Performs with Jaden at Coachella

4/20/2019 7:34 AM PDT

Will Smith surprised the Coachella crowd Friday night during week 2 of the festival by joining his son, Jaden, onstage ... and he did not disappoint. The crowd went nuts. 

Will performed Jaden's hit song, "Icon" at the Sahara tent to a packed crowd. It's interesting ... you may recall, Will did a parody of the music video last year, which became a pretty big hit as well.  

Willow also performed with Jaden, as Jada Pinkett Smith watched in the crowd with approval. Before jumping onstage, Will was next to Jada filming his son and daughter onstage.

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Once up there, Will said, "This is my first time on the Coachella stage, ain't no way I'm going off like that. Run it one more time!"

Remember ... last week Jaden brought out Jordyn Woods, which was a real statement. As you know, the Kardashians are furious at her over the whole Tristan Thompson thing, but Jada came out strong supporting Jordyn and even unfollowing Kris, Khloe and Kim. This was a further showing of support for Jordyn and presumably evidence of the fractured relationship between the Smiths and the Kardashians. 

Coachella Weed-Friendly Weekend 2 Celebrate 4/20 With Deals on Recreational Marijuana

4/20/2019 12:40 AM PDT

The second weekend of Coachella is gonna be lit, because there are tons of deals for stoners looking to save some green on their greens ... so prepare to smell the weed smoke from miles away!!!

Potheads get to double dip in Coachella Valley today, because the famous music festival falls on April 20 and delivery services and dispensaries outside the festival grounds are rolling out some sweet discounts for anyone planning to roll up some tree.   

Smoking is not technically allowed inside Coachella ... but there are plenty of reasons to take a break and blaze up. 

We did the legwork and found the best promotions, so you don't have to ... because the last thing weed smokers need on 4/20 is another task between puffs. 

Wanna get 2 birds stoned at once? We found a couple dispensaries planning ahead for your munchies, combining food specials with deals on dank. 

Palm Royale Collective in Palm Desert is catering food for its 4/20 bash, and a DJ will be spinning tunes as they give away cash prizes and gift bags. There's a canned food drive going on too, and you get 10% off your purchase if you bring 2 cans. All the canned goods go to a local women's shelter.

Green Cross Pharma in Cathedral City is offering 50% discounts on all buds and accessories starting at noon, and they'll keep you fed and entertained while you shop with tacos and music. The dispensary also has a 20% discount on vape batteries and a 10% discount on all vapes, edibles, topicals and tinctures.

And, check out these 4/20 promotions for those penny-pinching potheads:  

The Leaf El Paseo dispensary in Palm Desert is giving customers 30% off all Flow Kana products and selling $110 ounces of hybrid strains Gelato and Scooby Doo Dog Walker. Prefer your THC another way? Buy a Beboe vape pen and get the second at half price. For edibles, there's a special Big Pete's Treats pack for $42 (regular price, $78). 

Leef Industries delivery service tells us they're slashing prices and selling $30 quarters (7 grams), and anyone who buys an 8th (3.5 grams) gets another for half price. If you spend $50 on buds, you'll get a top shelf pre-roll for a buck!!!

For those big spenders, $75 of ganja gets you a gift bag worth another $75. Hopefully, all that green makes ya lucky, because Leef Industries is raffling off prizes every 3 hours. 

Festival-goers get special discounts from The Micro Buddery ... just use promo code Coachella2019 for your chronic delivery.

Nobody goes to Coachella just for the music ... and this year you can go for the weed!!!

Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees 'Memba Her?!

4/19/2019 12:01 AM PDT

English singer Siouxsie Sioux (real name Susan Ballion) gained international fame in the '80s for fronting the alternative rock band, Siouxsie and the Banshees, with her powerful vocals and edgy post-punk fashion sense.

Siouxsie and the Banshees debut album, "The Scream," featured the band's breakthrough single "Hong Kong Garden." The band had continued success with epic albums like "Juju" (1981), "Hyaena" (1984), "Tinderbox" (1986) and "Through the Looking Glass" (1987).

While the band broke up in the mid-'90s, Siouxsie and the Banshees reunited back in 2002 for their "The Best Of ..." album and they even took the stage at Coachella!

Guess what the rocker looks like now! 

Danny Amendola Takes Shot At Olivia Culpo's New Fling ... Zedd's Got Nothing On My Abs!!!

4/18/2019 5:14 PM PDT

Danny Amendola is throwing some serious shade at Olivia Culpo's new fling, Zedd, with an assist from his rock hard abs and a famous Bruce Willis line from "Pulp Fiction." 

As we first told you ... Olivia and Zedd got very flirty with each other during the first weekend of Coachella, getting super snuggly during some music sets and putting Danny firmly in the rearview.  

Well, Danny just responded to his ex-girlfriend's new relationship ... posting a shirtless video on Instagram Thursday night and making sure to capture Bruce's famous line from the Quentin Tarantino flick, which is totally relevant to Olivia's new boo. 

The NFL wide receiver is sending a loud and clear message to the former Miss Universe ... enjoy Zedd all you want, but the DJ ain't got nothing on these abs, baby!!!

Danny and Olivia have been dating on and off since 2016, but their relationship's been ice cold since he shipped out of Miami and joined the Detroit Lions in early March. 

Allow us one more "Pulp Fiction" reference, this time for Danny's bod ... I said goddamn!!!

Zedd & Olivia Culpo New Couple Alert?!? Flirty Coachella Weekend!!!

4/17/2019 12:30 AM PDT

Zedd and Olivia Culpo are THIS close to setting off the "New Couple Alert" ... 'cause they sure looked like a couple of crazy kids very much into each other after getting all cozy at Coachella!!!

We're told the famous Russian-German DJ and the former Miss Universe were cuddling in the artist area during Ariana Grande's set at Coachella. Check out the vid ... it appears Zedd had his arms around Olivia as Grande performed "God is a woman."

Witnesses tell us they were together for the whole set. His arms were around her as they swayed together. She would lean her head back on his chest ... the universal code for "I'm into you."

And, get this ... Zedd had a performance scheduled a few hours before Ariana's. When he went onstage ... guess who was backstage? Yup ... Olivia and her hot friends. But, here's what else is interesting ... this fling seems to come just days after Olivia was spotted with another star ... NHL's Aaron Varos.

Olivia and the New York Rangers star were on a double date just last week at Soho Hollywood. They were hanging with her best friend Cara Santana and Jesse Metcalfe. So, ya gotta wonder ... was Olivia's date with Varos a one-off and is Zedd more her jam???

Whatever the case ... one thing that seems certain -- Danny Amendola's in her rear-view mirror.

Joey Fatone on #AriChella JT Just Finished Touring ... Can't Knock Him for Missing the Collab

4/16/2019 7:57 AM PDT

Joey Fatone isn't holding any grudges against Justin Timberlake for missing Ariana Grande's Coachella set ... but he also isn't guaranteeing any future 'NSYNC collabs.

We got Joe at LAX Monday -- a day after he and the guys performed with Ari, sans JT -- and he confirmed what TMZ first reported ... that Justin only skipped the show 'cause he was wrapping up his world tour. 

Justin not being there didn't seem to affect the awesomeness of the performance -- Ari and 'NSYNC were definitely, well ... ya know, in sync. Lots of rehearsal time, as you might imagine.

For the record, Justin finished up his Man in the Woods tour Saturday night in Connecticut. If he wanted, he could've technically flown to SoCal and tried to make it work, but as we told you ... the issue was no rehearsal time. Joey backs that up, saying it would've been brutal for JT.

On the subject of any future potential tour with the old band, check out Joey's answer: non-committal, at best ... which you can take either way. Just depends on how badly you wanna see a full 'NSYNC reunion.

Justin Timberlake Missed 'NSYNC Coachella Reunion ... Because He Was Touring

4/15/2019 9:38 AM PDT

Justin Timberlake's noticeable absence from 'NSYNC's appearance at Coachella didn't have anything to do with bad blood ... he just couldn't find time to rehearse with his old bandmates. 

Sources with knowledge tell TMZ ... Justin was approached along with the other members of 'NSYNC to do the surprise collab with Ariana Grande, but he ultimately said no because he was finishing up his rescheduled world tour.

We're told JT considered signing on and thought the idea was really cool ... but he just couldn't get his schedule lined up for rehearsals with Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and JC Chasez.  

'NSYNC and Ariana slayed Coachella Sunday night ... with 4/5ths of her favorite boy band joining her onstage during her headlining set. As you can see, rehearsals were essential to the performance, and Ariana even told the crowd, "I've been rehearsing my whole f**king life for this moment." 

Talented as Justin is ... he couldn't just show up off the street. Sounds like he got wind of the performance, though ... Monday morning, he gave Ariana and the guys a shout-out.

We know what you're thinking ... a couple years ago it seemed impossible JT would EVER perform with 'NSYNC again -- things got kinda nasty between them. But, pump your brakes ... a full-on tour is still a long shot, at best.

Coachella was a one-off special event, and we're told that's why Justin even considered it.

Ariana Grande In Sync with 'NSYNC at Coachella ... No JT, No Problem

4/15/2019 6:45 AM PDT

Ariana Grande's headlining set slayed at Coachella, and got an added boost by the long-awaited reunion of 4/5ths of her favorite boy band ... 'NSYNC.

Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and JC Chasez joined Ariana onstage Sunday night during her song "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" -- which samples an old 'NSYNC hit -- then kicked the nostalgia into high gear by performing "Tearin' Up My Heart."

We broke the story of the surprise collab, including the fact Justin Timberlake wasn't going to be a part of it, but as you can see ... Grande filled in nicely for him. 

At one point she announced to the crowd ... "I've been rehearsing my whole f**king life for this moment."

The big guest appearances during Ariana's set didn't stop with 'NSYNC -- Nicki Minaj also joined her and powered through some mic issues to do "Side To Side" and go out with a "Bang Bang."

Diddy and Mase took the stage with Grande, too.

Looks like JT missed out, but in his defense ... he just wrapped up his 115-show Man of the Woods tour the night before.

Maybe next year.

YG Shots Fired at Coachella Party ... Cops Search for Suspect

4/15/2019 6:41 AM PDT

YG's party following his Coachella performance was busted up when someone opened fire outside the event -- causing a panic, just 2 weeks after his friend Nipsey Hussle's murder.

Hours after the rapper left the Coachella stage Sunday night, his after-party was going down at a nearby equestrian center. Our law enforcement sources say they got a call around 2 AM Monday morning for shots fired.

Witnesses told cops someone driving past the bash fired multiple shots -- however, once on the scene, cops found no victims and no evidence of the shooting.

The parking lot was crawling with cops who had to shut down the party while they investigated. We're told they have no suspects.

As you'd imagine, guests were on edge because the reported shots came so closely on the heels of Nipsey's shooting. YG -- who spoke at Nip's Staples Center memorial service -- paid tribute to his friend again during his Coachella gig.

Of course, YG was way less kind when it came to talking about President Trump -- but let's keep it real ... that's what his fans came to see.

Coachella Stars End Strong ... On Day 3!!!

4/15/2019 6:27 AM PDT

'NSYNC already hit the stage with Ariana Grande, and that can only mean one thing ... Weekend 1 of Coachella is over ... but before you hang up your flower crowns and heart-shaped sunglasses, ya gotta see which celebs were in the crazy crowds. 

Super hot model and DJ Chantel Jeffries peeled this orange number out, One Direction hunk Liam Payne gave getting ripped in the desert a whole new meaning and Victoria's Secret Angel Gizele Oliveira strapped herself into a slingsuit ... proving X truly marks the spot.

Check out Tommy Lee and Diddy hanging with their kids. Yup, Tommy and Brandon together. Halsey, Elsa Hosk, Larsa Pippen, Stella Maxwell, Winnie Harlow and 2 Chainz also got down.

Now get some sleep ... Weekend 2 starts in 4 days!!!

Idris Elba at Coachella DJ Set Killed ... Packed House Under Yuma

4/14/2019 10:56 AM PDT
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Idris Elba -- aka DJ Big Driis -- showed off his turntable skills at Coachella Saturday night ... and people were definitely interested in witnessing it firsthand. 

The British actor headlined a set during Day 2 of the festival, coming onstage under the Yuma tent around 9 PM in front of what appeared to be a packed house of spectators.

In this up-close footage, obtained by TMZ, you can see just how far back the crowd went, and just how into the music they were. We're told Idris mostly stuck to house music during his two-hour show. He didn't bring any special guests out as far as we know -- but he really didn't need to ... the crowd was all in on his vibe. And, besides, it's Idris-Freakin'-Elba. 

It's funny -- Idris stars in a new Netflix film called "Turn Up Charlie," in which he plays a professional DJ-turned-nanny ... with hilarious results. Obviously, he was perfect for that role.

What's that saying about life imitating art? 

Coachella Celebs Out in Force ... For Day 2

4/14/2019 7:05 AM PDT

Coachella may have seen better days in years past, but a bunch of celebs still made the best of it.

Check out the photos ... Cindy CrawfordEmily Ratajkowski, Winnie Harlow, Olivia Culpo, Larsa Pippen, Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott, Brandi Cyrus, Bella Thorne, Willow Smith, Darren Criss, Cody Simpson, SZA, Stella Maxwell, Steph ShepherdSara SampaioCorinne Olympios ... enough for you.

Sunday night is probably the highlight ... Ariana Grande performs and, as we told you, 'NSYNC will take the stage -- sans Justin Timberlake, we don't know if they'll dance, sing or both. 

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