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Adam Levine Lists Beautiful Bev Hills Estate For $47.5 MILLION

4/17/2019 11:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Adam Levine's back in business -- the luxury house-flipping business -- and he's looking to make millions on his incredible home in Beverly Hills.

The Maroon 5 frontman and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, bought the massive pad from "Will and Grace" creator Max Mutchnick just over a year ago for a cool $35.5 million ... and just put it back on the market.

We're told the couple put $7 million into a complete remodel with a world-famous designer and are now listing it at $47.5 mil. Do the math ... pretty nice profit for a year's work.

The estate -- listed by super real estate agent Kurt Rappaport -- is located on an iconic street in Bev Hills and is over 10,000 square feet of awesomeness ... including a gym, spa, guest house, resort-like pool, 2 kitchens (one just for the chef), a professional screening room, 12 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms ... including a 2,000 sq. ft master suite.

Oh, and Pete Sampras used to live there too, so it also comes with the famous tennis court he installed.

We broke the story ... Adam and Behati recently bought Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's former home in the Pacific Palisades for $32 mil, so don't worry about them being homeless.

Real estate is kind of a thing for Levine -- he sold 2 other homes last year in Beverly Hills ... including one to John Mayer for $13.5 mil.

No word if any celebs are interested in Adam's new one yet ... but we're sure Rappaport will get a ton of calls.

Soulja Boy Home Burglarized During Jail Stint Suspects Bragged On IG Live

4/17/2019 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Soulja Boy's home was burglarized a few days after he was thrown in jail for a probation violation ... and the suspects allegedly used his stolen iPhone to brag about the crime on social media.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... a caretaker for Soulja Boy's Agoura Hills home called police Monday night to report a burglary. We're told thieves made off with tons of jewelry, cash, a phone and other personal items. 

Sources close to Soulja Boy tell us the stolen jewelry is worth over $500,000 -- a mix of chains, earrings and luxury watches ... and the burglars cleaned out the safe in his room, stealing another $100,000 in cash. 

We're told the thieves broke into Soulja's home shortly after we first reported the rapper was back in custody after violating his probation.

And, get this ... cops say a group of 5 men went on Soulja's IG Live bragging about the theft, and police believe these are their burglary suspects -- and they gained access to SB's Instagram through his stolen phone. 

We're told the men from the video have also been reaching out to Soulja's celebrity friends ... telling them they're his new artists, claiming Soulja wants their music video posted on the celebs' IG accounts and hounding them for features.  

And, because Soulja's behind bars, we're told he hasn't heard a single thing about the burglary.

Chris Hardwick Calls BS on $606K Podcast Lawsuit You Owe ME Millions!!!

4/16/2019 7:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9:20 PM PT -- Hardwick's attorney just fired back at Cadence13, telling us, "Cadence13 is the only party in breach - the company owes Chris $3 million - and filing this lawsuit is their last ditch, desperate attempt to try and avoid fulfilling their obligations to pay him." 

Chris' lawyer continues, "The truth is that Chris has delivered over 30 podcast episodes since October 2018 and hasn't been paid a dime, while Cadence13 has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad revenue during that period."

In an interesting twist ... Hardwick's attorney says, "There is extraordinary irony in the fact that the law firm representing C13 in this action is the same one which conducted a comprehensive investigation and exonerated Chris of the baseless allegations (of emotional and sexual abuse) referenced in the filing."

"Chris and his team will take all appropriate steps to recover the millions of dollars which C13 contractually owes him."

Chris Hardwick is being accused of bowing out of a deal to produce a weekly podcast and failing to pay back the rest of his $1 million cash advance ... this according to a new lawsuit. 

In legal docs, obtained by TMZ, podcast company Cadence13 claims Chris signed a two-year deal in early 2018 to create four podcasts per month ... but the company claims Chris stopped making new episodes in June of last year after an actress accused him of emotional and sexual abuse. 

As we've reported ... Chris' ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, accused him of sexual and emotional abuse during their relationship. Hardwick denied the accusations

In the suit, Chris' podcast partner claims it paid the comedian $1 million in advances, but claims he's yet to pay the full amount back after stopping his weekly "ID10T" podcast.

According to the docs, Cadence13 says it recouped about $394K in ad revenue -- but they're still going after for him the remaining $606K. 

Blac Chyna Sued for $48k o' Back Rent ... You're a Little Light!!!

4/16/2019 2:13 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's landlord has major beef with her for allegedly bailing on her lease 5 months early, and even worse ... NOT paying a dime since she bolted.

Chyna just got sued by the landlord for a home in Studio City, CA that she'd been renting since April 2017. In the suit, the landlord says Chyna's lease called her to be there through March 2019 ... but for some reason, she upped and moved back in November 2018.

We're guessing he wouldn't care about her leaving IF she paid the remaining rent. Well, guess what? According to the suit, Chyna owes $55,546 for about 5 months of rent. The landlord subtracted her $25k deposit, but tacked on $18k in damages -- he claims she removed "fixtures and equipment" from the pad.

All told, Blac Chyna is $48,546 in the red ... according to the docs, obtained by TMZ.

The landlord is suing her for that amount plus interest and attorney's fees.

Tyga $500k for Chain of my Dreams!!!

4/16/2019 1:58 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Tyga's flaunting some incredibly expensive new bling that serves as a reminder to his haters ... you've been defeated, JUST LIKE SATAN!!!

The rapper dropped a whopping $500,000 for this insane Archangel chain ... featuring St. Michael trampling on Satan. Straight outta the New Testament! Tyga commissioned Ben Baller and IF & Co. Jewelry for the 18k white gold masterpiece, which weighs a little over 4 pounds.

How's this for attention to detail ... St. Michael's halo features a pear-shaped solitaire of VVS clarity diamonds. Ben also added baguettes to the feathers of his wings. The Cuban link is also one-of-a-kind, featuring two different sized diamonds, and check out the vid -- the cross is a gem.

According to Ben ... Satan getting stomped represents Tyga's haters being defeated. Tyga's new chain is also a nice gift after his huge comeback in 2018 -- in the music world, anyway -- with his track "Taste" helping him climb the charts.

While he was at it, Tyga splurged on his boys too ... scooping up 10 extra smaller versions of his chain for his crew. It pays to roll with Tyga! Unless, of course, you're Ferrari or Rolls-Royce.

BTW ... Tyga just dropped a new single "Goddamn" and the track's cover art features him wearing the new bling. 

R. Kelly Jail Looms ... After Failing to Pay Child Support

4/16/2019 11:01 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly may be jailed again, and soon ... after missing child support payments that have already landed him in jail once before.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... the singer has missed his last 2 months of child support payments to his ex, Drea Kelly. He's required to pay $20,833 a month to his ex.

As you know, Kelly was jailed in early March after racking up a $161,633 delinquency ... this after he was arrested on sexual abuse charges.

Kelly was released after he cleared the debt after someone covered his tab. After getting out, Kelly went back to court and asked a judge to lower the $20k amount, claiming he could no longer afford it.  The judge said he'd hear arguments but that won't happen until May 8. In the meantime, he owes $20k+ a month and it's clear ... the judge means business.

We broke the story ... Kelly was paid $22k for a 1-hour nightclub performance in Illinois earlier this month -- which Drea was totally cool with ... asking the media to take it easy on him while he tries to make some money. Turns out, he didn't turn over the loot. 

So far, no arrest warrant, but that seems to be only a matter of time. 

Pastor Carl Lentz $plurges, But Not Like Other Pastors Sneakers Over Jets, Baby!!!

4/16/2019 10:23 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Turns out, Carl Lentz -- the pastor at Hillsong church who's tight with Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant -- is a sneakerhead who splurges ... but responsibly, he says. 

We got Carl Monday at LAX and had to first ask him about the sick sneakers we spotted him wearing ... a pair of Air Jordan XXXIII SE shoes that begged the question -- is it okay for men and women of the cloth to splurge on expensive stuff?

He admits the optics ain't necessarily great when, say, a pastor tells his congregation he needs a private jet (true story) or when pastors wear shoes worth thousands. There's even an Instagram account @preachersnsneakers that documents such spending.

Carl says, like all pastors, he draws a salary and what he chooses to buy with his money is his business -- within reason, of course. He also encourages lay people to ask questions if something looks fishy.

That being said ... Carl's got a favorite pair of kicks in his closet, and spilled the beans to us. Hint: they've got King written all over them, and could go for thousands, although CL says he got in on the ground floor.

Happy Holy Week!

Jacquees Drops $40K on Bday Party Fit For 'King'

4/16/2019 10:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

How does the self-proclaimed "King of R&B" celebrate his 25th birthday??? By throwing down $40,000 for a lavish dinner party at a high-end steakhouse!!!

Jacquees pulled out all the stops Monday night for his bday bash ... renting out a private room on the first floor of Mastro's in Bev Hills and hosting dozens of his closest friends for a banquet fit for a king.

Jacquees was lording over the dinner table as he chowed down on oysters, king crab legs and steaks ... washing it down with Ace of Spades and Hennessy. In true royal extravagance, Jacquees and his pals sampled every single appetizer on the menu!!!

As you can see, Jacquees kept the king theme going for his custom bday cakes ... swapping out candles for a crown on one, and slapping an image of him wearing a crown on another.

Jacquees dropped a fat bag celebrating himself, but he also secured a couple too ... his rapper girlfriend, Dreezy, gave him a huge Louis Vuitton bag and his manager, Johnathan, gave him a slightly smaller version. 

The feast started at 8 PM and didn't end until 1 AM ... Jacquees and co. were having so much fun, they kept the staff working an hour overtime to keep the party going. 

Actress Lala Milan and singer Sevyn Streeter were among the guests ... and Jacquees got special bday video messages from Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Brown and Birdman.

'Gypsy Sisters' Mellie Stanley Strikes Plea Deal in Coupon Scam ... Facing Prison Time in KY

4/16/2019 3:23 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

3:15 PM PT -- There is ONE bit of good news for Mellie. We found out her Tennessee arrest was dismissed in court about 3 months later ... so, she won't be doing any additional time there.

"Gypsy Sisters" star Mellie Stanley could be sent behind bars for her role in what cops say was a massive coupon scam out of Kentucky -- 'cause she's pled guilty ... and is looking at serious prison time.

According to a court clerk, Mellie pled guilty last week in Fayette County, KY to 2 felonies -- theft by deception and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

The charges stem from a huge coupon scam authorities say Mellie and her hubby were involved in back in 2017 ... in which she was accused of swindling thousands of dollars worth of gear from Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us.

The good news (for her, anyway) -- Fayette County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Prosecutor Andrea Williams tells TMZ ... 3 other charges Mellie was facing in the bust were dropped per the terms of a plea deal. 

That being said, she's still facing the possibility of as much as 5 years in prison for the theft charge alone. On top of that, the Commonwealth says she'll have to pay $23k in restitution. 

You might recall ... Mellie was also nabbed in Tennessee in a very similar bust, and that case is still pending. Her Kentucky sentencing hearing is set for June.

Originally Published 9:47 AM PT

Yasiel Puig Power Shopping In Bev Hills ... Before Late Dodgers Arrival

4/16/2019 6:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Yasiel Puig was more than AN HOUR late to Dodger Stadium on Monday -- missing a ring presentation from his former boss -- and it's all because he was out SHOPPING! 

TMZ Sports shot video of the Cincinnati Reds star lunching at Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills around noon -- and then going on a fancy shopping spree to some of the most expensive shops in L.A. ... James Perse, Saint Laurent and more. 

Our photog says Puig ventured out to Rodeo Drive and shopped until at least 3 PM -- the exact time Puig was scheduled to meet with media members at Dodger Stadium. 

The former Dodgers outfielder didn't get to the Stadium until 4:10 -- missing a planned media session. 

Also, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and owner Mark Walter tried to meet with all of the Dodgers who were traded to the Reds this off-season to present them with their 2018 NLCS rings ... but since Puig was tardy, he missed that moment too. 

Instead, Roberts and Walter met with Matt Kemp, Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood outside the Reds clubhouse ... while Puig was still M.I.A. 

The good news for Puig ... when he did finally show up, he showed out -- smacking a 2-run home run off Clayton Kershaw in the 1st inning. 

The Dodgers battled back and ended up winning the game on a Joc Pederson walk-off home run in the 9th inning ... a home run that sailed right over Puig's head in right field. 

Nipsey Hussle Kids Don't Need Charity Handouts ... He Set Them Up for Life

4/16/2019 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nipsey Hussle's family is politely shutting down any fundraising efforts to support his kids -- even from celebs -- because turns out their father made sure they'd be financially secure. 

Sources close to Nip's family tell TMZ ... Nipsey made sure his 2 children, Emani and Kross Asghedom, would never have to rely on other people for money. 

While there have been multiple crowdfunding pages popping up for them -- including the one retired NFL star Reggie Bush started -- we're told the family wants everyone to know the kids are more than alright. 

Nipsey was remembered as a savvy businessman during his celebration of life ... and for good reason. We're told he owned all of his master recordings, his Marathon Clothing store, and he also set up multiple trust funds to make sure his kids and family would never need a handout.

As we reported ... Bush set up a GoFundMe in hopes of raising $100,000 for Nipsey's kids, personally chipping in $10k to get things started. But, that fundraiser has already been scrubbed from the internet. 

We're told the family is grateful for the outpouring of support, but as one source put it -- Nip just wouldn't want it that way, and since he left his family financially secure ... it's just not necessary.

Russell Wilson & Ciara Make Victory Video After Signing $140 Mil Contract

4/16/2019 6:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

What do you do when you just signed the largest contract in the NFL??? 

If you're Russell Wilson and Ciara ... you make a celebration video from the comfort of your own bed! 

The Seahawks quarterback inked a 4-year, $140 MILLION deal late Monday night -- with $65 MILLION guaranteed!!!

The deal makes 30-year-old Wilson the highest paid player in the league ... leaping over guys like Aaron Rodgers, Matt Stafford, Matt Ryan, Kirk Cousins -- even Tom Brady

But, Wilson wasn't poppin' bottles and hittin' the club -- instead, he hit the sheets with Ciara and posted a video message for his fans. 

"Hey Seattle, we got a deal," a shirtless Wilson said. 

"Go Hawks! But, I'm gonna see y'all in the morning."

Ciara was cuddling up next to her man -- and looked VERY happy. 

Hey, you would be too if your spouse just signed a $140 MIL deal! 

Wilson has been a monster on the field since being selected by the Hawks in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft. 

He's racked up 6 Pro Bowl appearances and led the Hawks to a Super Bowl victory during the 2013 season. Seattle has reached the playoffs 6 of the 7 years he's been under center. 

He holds a TON of Seahawks team records including highest career passer rating and most career rushing yards. 

Justin Bieber Pap Sues for Truck Accident You Ran Me Over, Now Pay Up!!!

4/16/2019 6:27 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

4/16 -- Wilson's attorney says they're only suing because settlement talks with Justin's insurance company broke down a couple of months ago when they got a "lowball" offer.

In a statement, the attorney says Wilson suffered a torn meniscus and knee cap damage in the accident and had to undergo arthroscopic surgery. Justin Bieber's getting sued by the photographer he accidentally drove over as he was leaving a church event.

The accident was pretty brutal to see and hear -- back in 2017, Justin was leaving a worship service in Bev Hills when he pulled away in his 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup. The photog, William Wilson, was no match for the monster truck and went down in a heap.

Wilson is now suing Bieber, claiming the singer was negligent in the way he pulled out into the street. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Wilson says he suffered "permanent disability, emotional damages and general damages." 

He doesn't specify his injuries, but at the time ... Wilson posted a video from his hospital bed.

You might recall, Justin immediately pulled over and tried to assist Wilson. He also stayed on the scene until police arrived to take a report. Police eventually decided not to pursue any criminal charges against Bieber ... and chalked it all up to an accident, partially caused by camera flashes blinding Justin.

Cops also said the photog shouldn't have been standing in the street.

Wilson's suing Justin for unspecified damages. We've reached out to Justin's camp ... but no word back yet.

Originally Published -- 4/15 3:33 PM PT

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