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'The Office' Star Brian Baumgartner College Bar Bender ... Leaves a Big 69!!!

4/15/2019 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brian Baumgartner -- aka Kevin Malone from "The Office" -- was the life of the party at an Iowa bar this week, throwing back shots with college kids and leaving a meaningful tip. 

We got these pics of Brian crashing country night at Bo-James bar in downtown Iowa City ... and you can tell he had one hell of a night! 

Folks who were there tell us Brian surprised everyone when he strolled in at 9 PM on a Wednesday, and he was cutting loose and boozing it up like a frat bro. We're told Brian was downing Crown and Cokes, and he even climbed behind the bar to do a little bartending!

As you can imagine, Brian's rager was a big hit ... and we're told everyone was clamoring to buy him a round. Brian's a celeb, so he asked the bar staff to charge his card so he could leave a tip -- and they both had fun with the number 69! 

Brian's in town for a speaking engagement at the University of Iowa, and we're told he partied the night away at the student hangout until 1 AM. Booze wasn't the only thing on Brian's brain ... he also played darts and belted out some country songs.

Can we all go back to college?!?

R. Kelly $22K For One-Hour Club Gig ... Despite Sexual Abuse Charges

4/9/2019 2:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly is still making easy money in his home state -- he raked in $22,000 to show his face at a nightclub and hang out for only an hour -- despite facing charges of sexual abuse.

As we reported ... Kelly came out of hiding Saturday for a paid club appearance at the Dirty South Lounge in Springfield, Illinois, where he interacted with the small crowd and belted out the opening line to his hit song "Bump N' Grind."

Sources with knowledge of Kelly's deal tell TMZ ... the embattled singer was paid $22k for his 1-hour appearance. We're told Kelly pocketed $20k, and paid his booking agent $2k.

Kelly didn't even have to sing ... we're told he picked up the mic just for fun. 

The crowd inside the club was super small, only about 50 people showed up for Kelly. We're told he rolled up at 10:30 PM and didn't come out to greet fans until 2 AM.

Kelly went on Instagram before his paid gig, asking the media to take it easy on him when he's seen in the club drinking and partying. He made it clear he's just showing up to collect a check. 

R. Kelly needs the money ... he's struggling to pay child support to his ex-wife as he waits to stand trial on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving underage girls. 

DMX 'Stolen' Corvette Ride Gets Feds Back on His Case

3/28/2019 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DMX mistakenly rolling away with someone else's ride could cost him dearly if the feds find out he hopped in the driver's seat ... something X insists he did NOT do.

Sources close to DMX tell TMZ ... his lawyers think he's gonna get pulled in before a judge soon to explain what the hell happened last weekend in L.A. ... when his crew drove off with someone else's Corvette in a big ol' mixup. We're told the concern is he might have violated the probation in his tax evasion case.

As we reported ... X and his posse left a restaurant early Saturday morning, and the valet gave them someone else's car by mistake. They rode away, and the owner of the car reported it stolen. Cops got the car back pronto without arresting anyone.

Despite it being a clear gaffe on the valet's part, we're told X's camp thinks prosecutors are gonna squeeze him because there's confusion as to whether or not he was driving. DMX doesn't have a license right now, so driving would be a clear probation violation.

Our law enforcement sources tell us feds are just "looking into it" -- and it seems they're only basing their suspicions off our post. There are no images of DMX behind the wheel, as far as we've seen.

For the record, our DMX sources tell us he's confident surveillance footage will show he was a passenger and not the driver.

Adrien Broner Access Denied At Miami Hot Spot

3/23/2019 11:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Adrien Broner just took another L ... but, at least this time, it had nothing to do with boxing.

The prickly prizefighter was trying to get into the Voodoo nightclub with his crew Friday night when he was stopped at the door by security.

In the vid -- shot by @theNYguys -- Broner and the bouncer are seen having a long conversation in which he appears to be pleading to let them in ... but to no avail.

Surprisingly, everything appears to end amicably, despite the boxer's group being denied ... Adrien extends a friendly handshake and leaves peacefully.

It's unclear what the issue with their entry was ... we're working on it.

As we reported ... the boxer didn't have a very good week, either -- he kicked things off by posting a vile, homophobic rant threatening to shoot gay people and attack social media star Andrew C. Caldwell.

This resulted in Broner being hit with a restraining order.

Speaking of hits, he hasn't been landing them well in the ring lately ... he's lost 2 of his last 3 fights, and the other one was a draw.

Adele, Jennifer Lawrence Take Gay Bar By Storm ... Intense Drinking Contest!!!

3/23/2019 7:29 AM PDT

Jennifer Lawrence and Adele had a super fun night Friday in New York City ... hitting up a Greenwich Village gay bar and the crowd went crazy for them.

JLaw and her bud Adele hit up Pieces, and they got right in the thick of it, entertaining the crowd, jumping onstage, and participating in a drinking contest ... which Jennifer handily won.

The drag queen hosting the show asked Adele what she does for a living, and she answered, "Actually at the moment I'm a stay-at-home mum."

Adele didn't take well to losing the drinking contest, taking a hilarious shot at Jennifer, saying, "You're f***ing engaged.  You're not even relevant to be here!" As you know, Jennifer's engaged to Cooke Maroney.

Jennifer's also got a hugely anticipated movie she's doing about Elizabeth Holmes, called "Bad Blood," in which she'll play the now-infamous Theranos CEO.

Shaq Opens Restaurant Next to Staples!!! ... Big Stars Attend Opening

3/11/2019 9:35 AM PDT
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He's already got a statue at Staples Center -- now Shaquille O'Neal has a restaurant right across the street!!!

The NBA legend opened up Shaquille's at L.A. Live over the weekend -- and tons of his famous friends showed up to celebrate ... from Adam Sandler to Julian Edelman and Tiffany Haddish!!!

It all went down after the Lakers game on Saturday night after Los Angeles took an L against their rival, Boston Celtics ... which happens to the last team Shaq played for!!!

The restaurant specializes in Southern cuisine -- featuring everything from Shaq’s famous fried chicken to shrimp & grits. People at the party tell us the food was delicious. 

And, get this ... we're told a few of the Lakers even hit up the joint after the game ... including Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo.

Boston's Jayson Tatum was there too along with Celtics legend Paul Pierce

Other stars spotted at the party ... Diplo, E.J. Johnson, Jaleel White and Ross Butler

Congrats!!!

Jussie Smollett Undercover in Chicago ... Grabs Dinner with Fam

3/1/2019 1:00 PM PST

Jussie Smollett's taking extreme measures to avoid being seen, but everybody's gotta eat ... so we caught a glimpse of him walking into a Chicago restaurant.

We're told Jussie arrived at Eddie V's Prime Seafood Thursday night around 9:30 in a black SUV -- very similar to the one he took from jail last week, along with some of his siblings and security.

The "Empire" star kept his head down under the hood of a large winter coat as he hustled in, and stayed about an hour.

Our sources say Jussie's been hounded by media and hasn't been able to stay at his own apartment since the mob scene last week when he was released, so he's been hunkering down at a swanky hotel.

Clearly, he's trying his best to keep a low profile.

As we reported ... Jussie's been charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report in what Chicago PD's Superintendent called a "publicity stunt."

Smollett maintains he was attacked and denies orchestrating a hoax.

Travis Scott, Cardi B Opening Lineup Headliners ... For New Vegas Nightclub

2/27/2019 5:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Scott and Cardi B are giving you another reason to visit Sin City ... because they're headlining the insane opening lineup for a new nightclub at the Palms Casino!!! 

The first weekend in April is looking like a music festival in Vegas, to ring in the new KAOS dayclub and nightclub at the Palms ... with Alicia Keys, SkrillexG-Eazy, Kaskade and J Balvin helping TS and CB get the party started.

It all kicks off Friday, April 5, with an intimate performance by Alicia Keys inside the Pearl Concert Theatre ... followed by Travis Scott and Skrillex in the first-ever concert at KAOS nightclub. 

Cardi B, G-Eazy and J Balvin keep it moving Saturday night ... and you know it's gonna be a #SundayFunday with Kaskade and Vice rounding things out. 

The only thing bigger than the music acts might be the dance floor ... because we're told KAOS features a 73,000 square foot dayclub and a 29,000 square foot nightclub. 

Party people, assemble!!!

Tyga Threatened Men Over Maybach Repo Before Nightclub Dragging

2/26/2019 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tyga got booted from Floyd Mayweather's birthday bash over 2 very common issues for the rapper -- money and the repo man. 

Witnesses inside the Sunset Room tell TMZ ... moments before Tyga got dragged out of the club, he was approached by several men from whom he had leased a white Maybach -- and not in a friendly way. 

We're told Tyga had a deal to pay $6,000 a month for the Maybach, but he fell behind on his payments and the men had the luxury car repo'd last month. So, when they crossed paths at the party, an argument erupted and Tyga started threatening the men. 

You know what happened next ... security grabbed Tyga by the neck, dragged him out of the club and onto the street, where Tyga tried to pull a gun off his bodyguard.

As for why Tyga got so heated -- we're told he feels the Maybach was unlawfully repossessed. 

Tyga's been down this road before ... it's the second Maybach he's lost to the repo man, and he also had a Ferrari swiped

The good news ... it's all water under the bridge now, because Tyga says he's made-up with the men and the bouncer. 

Jerry Rice Channels 2Pac 'Hit 'Em Up' Sesh at Vegas Nightclub

2/25/2019 2:02 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Two G.O.A.T.s, one video ... with Jerry Rice turnin' up to 2Pac in Vegas, and TMZ Sports has the footage!!!

The Hall of Fame wide receiver hit the dance floor at the Juniper Cocktail Lounge at Park MGM in Las Vegas over the weekend ... showing at 56 years old, dude still loves to get down!!!

Rice got behind the DJ booth while Pac's legendary diss track "Hit 'Em Up" blasted through the speakers ... dancing around and having the time of his life.

We're told Rice couldn't have been nicer with the partiers ... posing for pics and chatting for a while, before taking the rage fest to the On The Record speakeasy and club.

As you probably know, Rice LOVES to party -- he's a big hit in Lake Tahoe -- but the only difference here is he actually kept his shirt on this time around (classic video, BTW!!!). 

Nice to see the dude is keeping his "Dancing with the Stars" skills from getting rusty!!!

21 Savage Booked & Released for Felony Theft ... Allegedly Skipped Club Gig

2/15/2019 8:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

8:40 AM PT -- When 21 Savage turned himself in Friday morning at the Liberty County Sheriff's Dept, he was booked for theft by deception.

He was released on his own recognizance and will get his day in court to face the charge. Unless, as we expect, he settles up the $17,000 tab with the club promoter.

21 Savage is facing a felony warrant, just days after he was released from ICE custody ... TMZ has learned.

We've learned in 2016, 21 was booked to play a club gig in Southern Georgia. We're told 21 got a $9,500 advance from the promoter and got the $7,500 balance when he showed up at the club.  

For some reason, 21 bailed without taking the stage, but still left with the money. In all, the promoter claimed she was out $17,000.

The promoter went to cops in October 2016, filed a police report and then filed paperwork to get a felony warrant for theft by deception. The warrant was issued, but sat for more than 2 years.

Our sources say, after 21 was picked up by ICE on Super Bowl Sunday, the club owner decided to pursue the criminal case. The promoter called the sheriff's office to pick 21 up on the warrant.

21 showed up at the Sheriff's Dept. Friday in an attempt to clear up the matter ... presumably by repaying the promoter and having the matter go away.

21's lawyer, Abbi Taylor, tells TMZ, "Mr. Joseph has committed no criminal offense. We look forward to an amicable resolution between the parties in the near future with no criminal implications whatsoever."

It's obviously critical that the case is dropped, because a felony could torpedo 21's chances to stay in the U.S.

Originally Published 7:25 AM PT

Bon Jovi's David Bryan It's My Life Too ... Sings Lead at Nightclub

1/5/2019 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

If Jon Bon Jovi's voice ever craps out, we found the perfect stand-in ... a guy who already knows all the lyrics, and is usually just a few feet away onstage -- his keyboardist, David Bryan!

David walked into the Casa Nightclub in St. Bart's Wednesday around closing time -- 5 AM (island time, mon) -- with some friends. The DJs -- Shortkutz and Chris Magic -- recognized the Bon Jovi rocker and started blasting the Hall of Fame band's hits.

DB must've been feeling real good because he jumped up and grabbed the mic to belt out "It's My Life" and "Livin' on a Prayer."

Folks at Casa tell us the club's owner, Julien Roussel, decided to stay open a little later so the patrons could enjoy the free concert and keep singing along.

David sang 5 of the band's hits when it was all said and done before waltzing out of the joint.

BTW ... Bon Jovi goes on tour in May, but we're pretty sure Bryan will be back on keys and backup vocals. For now.

Aubrey O'Day Booted from NYE Party ... After Refusing to Sing to Donald Trump Jr.

1/2/2019 1:27 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Aubrey O'Day rang in the New Year by getting kicked out of her own show ... at a faux birthday party at a strip club in honor of her alleged ex, Donald Trump Jr.

Folks at Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in Las Vegas tell TMZ ... Aubrey threw a fit Monday night when a bday cake was carted out for the Prez's son after she finished her 3-song set.

We're told she was pissed because she was asked to sing "Happy Birthday" to her former fling -- which was allegedly not part of her contract -- then one of her assistants got physical with a cocktail server.

We got video of the ex-Danity Kane member being escorted out after her performance, seemingly at the direction of one of the club's managers who shouts at her to leave the building.

We broke the story ... the New Year's Eve bash was a total troll job by the club, because Larry Flynt famously hates President Trump. Having it hosted by his son's alleged ex-mistress was part of the joke.

Seems like O'Day was tired of playing along though.

We reached out to her ... no word back so far.

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