Friday, April 17th, 2015
Sources close to the singers tell TMZ ... Brit is going to be living it up in the 8,000 sq. ft. paradise known as the Palazzo Suite at Rio while she's in Vegas. Elton lived there during his most recent Caesars Palace stint ... but we're told he moved out Tuesday night, and Brit was in by Wednesday morning.
Brit's new THREE floor suite comes with 24-hour butler service, 2 jacuzzis, an elevator, and furniture on loan from 17 museums around the world. Sir Elton has standards.
There's even a grand piano ... which will probably just collect dust now.
A rep for Safaree tells TMZ ... he'd never do anything like this, and he's doing everything he can to shut down the tweeter behind it. The photos -- some in highly sexual situations -- started going out on Wednesday ... from a Twitter handle extremely similar to Safaree's.
Just so fans know ... the real @IAMSAFAREE has around 143k followers -- while the faker posting the pics has just over 3400.
As for whether the pics -- especially the graphic ones -- are legit? Safaree's rep says he doesn't know. We're told Safaree's moved on after the difficult break up with Nicki, and now just says ... it is what it is.
We reached out to Nicki's rep, but no word back.
Chris Brown's not letting some thirsty boyfriend of his baby mama get in the way of his daughter, because he's daddying out in a big way.
Chris posted a pic of him snuggling his 10-month-old daughter Royalty. It's a good assumption he dressed her ... because they're both wearing the same Pepto pink.
As TMZ reported, the boyfriend of baby mama Nia Guzman has made rumblings that he was taking over as the dad, but Chris has very clearly drawn a line in the sand.
Kid's got awesome hair.
Kanye West's goodwill tour to Armenia and the Middle East came to a sucky ending for him -- moments after touching down at LAX ... he got served with legal papers.
Kanye, Kim Kardashian and North flew back to L.A. Thursday and the scene was absolute chaos. While Yeezy was running the gauntlet -- with North in his arms -- he never saw the guy in a suit sneak up behind him.
As Kanye got into his waiting SUV ... the process server reached in behind him and tossed the papers onto one of the seats. Kim followed a few seconds later, when it appears someone threw the papers out of the vehicle. The process server did not reveal the nature of the legal action.
Two things to watch here: 1. Kanye really keeps his cool under pressure ... and 2. That process server is REALLY brave reaching past bodyguards and into Kanye's vehicle.
- Deadline.com claims CBS plans to air colorized episodes of ''I Love Lucy'' in late May. The network is using the show to fill air time
- US Weekly claims Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher are the proud parents of a new baby boy named Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen.
Kim Kardashian's selfie book Selfish is hot, hot, hot!
The 34-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's new book doesn't just include cute family photos, swimsuit shots and travel pics from tropical vacations, there are plenty of completely nude photos of E! star too!
In addition to flaunting her bare boobs, butt and much more, Kim included her leaked naked photos, which hit the web back in September 2014. Kim explained of why she chose to include the leaked pics, "I wasn't intending to put these in the book but saw them online during the iCloud hack. I'm not mad at them. Lol They are taken with a Blackberry and I don't have iCloud...It's all a mystery!"
Selfish, which hits stands May 5, also features multiple self-taken photos of her bare booty and close-up pics of her cleavage, boobs and nipples. She also models sexy, barely there lingerie while posing on her knees with her bum in the air.
But X-rated selfies aren't the majority of Kim's new book. The mother of one also snapped adorable pics with hubby Kanye West and daughter North West. She also naturally has tons of glamor shots and even a makeup tutorial on contouring.
Swift is feelin' 22 (weeks at No. 1), while Wiz Khalifa roars 23-3 as his 'See You Again' tops the Hot 100.
Taylor Swift logs week No. 22, a favorite number of hers, as the top music act in the U.S., as she remains atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated April 25). Meanwhile, Wiz Khalifa rockets 23-3 as his "See You Again," from the Furious 7soundtrack, bounds 10-1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Artist 100 is the first weekly survey dedicated to measuring artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, including the Hot 100 songs chart, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
Despite an 8 percent downturn in activity, Swift scores her latest week at No. 1 on the Artist 100. She holds the record for most time on top, far ahead of Sam Smith(three weeks), dating to the chart's July 2014 inception.
Hollywoodlife.com claims Bruce Jenner has no plans to pose nude. A source tells the site: “Bruce would pose for a magazine only in clothes, if he were to ever do anything nude he would want to save that for a documentary. He was very intrigued when he saw Joan Rivers: ‘A Piece Of Work,’ especially the scene of Joan without makeup and it really spoke to him. So if he would ever do anything nude he would want to do it on film to make a point that it is OK to go through transition and that people should live their life unafraid.”
US Weekly claims Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel may raise their son in Montana. A source tells the mag: "Their house is all set up for the baby. They want to raise him out of the spotlight. Jessica is happiest when she's in the mountains."
Suge Knight Murder Case Going to Trial, Rapper's Bail Reduced to $10 Million. Suge Knight's murder case is going to trial. Earlier Thursday, L.A. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen ruled that the 49-year-old rapper will stand trial on charges of murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run in the death of Terry Carter and the injuring of Cle "Bone" Sloan, According to Fox News. Knight hit the two men with his truck outside a Compton fast food joint before driving away on Jan. 23. Knight's bail was also reduced from $25 million to $10 million. His arraignment is schedule for Apr. 30. L.A. court reporter Matt Reynolds also tweeted from the courthouse earlier today, "#SugeKnight murder case to go to trial. Judge sets bail at $10M." He added, "'It was not an attempt to escape. It was an attempt to murder,' Judge Ronald Coen says." Surveillance video of the deadly incident leaked last month. Knight's attorney argued that the footage proves Knight was attacked first before he ran over the two men. Knight has pleaded not guilty on all counts. Knight has had several health scares since being taken into custody on Jan. 29. He was hospitalized in February after suffering a blood clot. (Eonline)
Rihanna's "American Oxygen" Music Video Hits YouTube." Rihanna's "American Oxygen" music video has finally made its way onto YouTube! The singer, who wrote the song for the NCAA's March Madness commercials, released her latest vid earlier this month on Tidal, but now it's here for all her fans to see. The video features lots of patriotic images like the American flag and the Statue of Liberty. "Breathe out, breathe in/ This American oxygen," the Barbadian beauty sings in the opening moments. "Every breath I breathe/ Chasing this American dream/ Respect for a nickel and dime/ Turn it into an empire." " "This is the new America/ We are the new America," she adds. Patriotic images such as Barack Obama being sworn in as president as Michelle Obama watches and video of Martin Luther King speaking during the civil rights movement flash throughout the vid. She also shows fans having a great time at sporting events and the space accomplishments of NASA. But not all of the clips are positive and heartwarming. There are also powerful and heart-wrenching images of immigrants riding trains and bombs exploding during wars. We also see a homeless man begging for money and violent riots between police and civilians. There's also imagery of the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001, drug dealers selling drugs, the Ku Klux Klan burning crosses and American factories polluting the air. (Eonline)
Britney Spears stood up for herself Wednesday night during her show, when someone in the audience apparently called her a "fat bitch." You can't hear the comment on the video, but you can clearly hear Britney's response ... "f***ing asshole." It's interesting on several levels. Critics of her show say she walks through her performance like a robot, but the clip clearly shows Britney's antennas are up. Plus, her mic was on ... during a song!!! And she doesn't take crap from random people. Are you listening Sam Lutfi? (TMZ)