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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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

UFC's Junior Dos Santos That's Not Me In Violent Nightclub Rampage

8/27/2018 4:05 PM PDT

UFC star Junior Dos Santos -- a former heavyweight champ -- claims he's been FALSELY identified as the violent maniac who knocked out several people in a nightclub rampage ... and he's pissed. 

The video is insane -- showing a muscular dude dancing in a club on August 19 before another patron accidentally bumps into him. That's when it all goes to hell. 

The man in the video explodes -- throwing haymakers at EVERYONE and sleeping dudes left and right. One of the men was knocked out cold and looked to be seriously injured. 

The maniac continues brutalizing everyone in his path while onlookers try -- in vain -- to control him. 

The security footage was posted online and identifies Junior by his nickname, "Cigano."

But, we spoke with Junior's attorney who is adamant the assailant is NOT her client -- claiming he was in Turks and Caicos with his family at the time and didn't set foot in a nightclub that evening. 

We're told Junior's team has already reported the video to YouTube in the hopes of removing Junior's name from the title and description, claiming it's already hurting his reputation. 

As for the real assailant -- what a jerk. 

LeBron and Savannah Maybach Date Night ... In Bev Hills

8/22/2018 6:07 AM PDT

Only the finest for The King ... 

LeBron James and his wife, Savannah, had a romantic date night in Bev Hills on Tuesday ... returning to one of his favorite restaurants in the city and TMZ Sports has the video. 

The James' hit up Avra -- the same high-end Greek restaurant where Bron dined with Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino last month. 

No mixing with the normies for Bron and Vannah, they were ushered through the back by a security team into a waiting Maybach with a chauffeur. 

We tried to talk Trump with the Los Angeles Lakers superstar, but he wasn't in the mood. 

Earlier in the day, LeBron worked out at UCLA with some of his NBA superstar friends ... including Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Cedi Osman and Toronto Raptors assistant coach Phil Handy

The photo fueled rumors that Bron could be recruiting KD and Kawhi to form a superteam in L.A. next year. 

But, last night, he was more focused on Chilean Sea Bass souvlaki ... $27 a dish. 

Tyga No Way in Hell I'm Back w/ Blac Chyna

8/21/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Tyga's soaking up life in the single lane ... and that's why there's ZERO chance he'll get back with his ex, Blac Chyna.

Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ ... Tyga and BC didn't know they were going to the same event over the weekend. The bash was a birthday party for one of Tyga's business partners ... someone Chyna also knows.

Thing is ... Tyga and Chyna never interacted the entire time they were at the Meatpacking District hot spot, Catch NYC. We're told they also never spoke when the after-party moved over to Marquee.

Sources say Tyga wants to keep things with BC exactly how they are now -- with their previous relationship in the rearview mirror.

See, love doesn't always win.

Fat Joe Steak House Needs Lesson ... From Rosa Parks

8/18/2018 12:10 AM PDT

Fat Joe wanted to lean back after a good meal at Ruth's Chris Steak House ... but the rapper instead got booted for a dress code violation he says was reminiscent of the Old South. 

The big man from the Bronx was stunned last week when he and his crew were asked to leave the Ruth's Chris Steak House in North Carolina ... and even more perplexed by the fact the manager who made the request was black. 

Fat Joe says attire has never been an issue for him or his entourage at high-end restaurants around the world ... and he's especially hurt that they were hassled by someone they felt should be on their side.

Black Panther & Robin Join Forces For ... Super Power Lunch

8/14/2018 10:50 AM PDT

Chadwick Boseman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt crossed comic book lines for a little POW wow while chowing down ... superhero costumes, sadly, not included.

The Black Panther and Robin grabbed a bite to eat Monday afternoon in L.A. and, judging by the huge grins on their mugs ... it hit the spot. We're guessing they didn't compare Marvel and DC box office numbers. Let's be honest, Joseph wouldn't be smiling if that was the case.

Maybe King T'Challa's just in the market for a new sidekick? In yo' face, Dark Knight!

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