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Celine, J Lo, Mariah & BSB ISIS Won't Scare Us Away from Vegas

5/25/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Celine Dion, Jennifer LopezMariah Carey and the Backstreet Boys are standing firm ... they will all take the stage in Las Vegas despite an ISIS threat to hit the Strip.

We contacted various people connected to all 4 acts, and are told they have not wavered in the wake of an ISIS recruitment video soliciting lone wolf attacks on the Las Vegas Strip.

Security will be ramped up in a big way -- both because of the Ariana Grande concert bombing and the new video -- but the shows will proceed. Celine and J Lo took the stage Wednesday night and will perform again this weekend. The Backstreet Boys are set to perform next month and Mariah shortly thereafter.

That said, if people have purchased tickets but now want refunds because they're afraid to attend, our sources at The Colosseum at Caesars -- that's where Celine and Mariah perform -- tell us people will "likely" get a refund.

As for Lopez and BSB ... Planet Hollywood wouldn't give us a clear answer on the subject of refunds.

Scarlett Johansson Drags Katy Perry's Drag Queens Into 'SNL' Party!

5/25/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scarlett Johansson saved the day for a couple of Katy Perry's drag queen performers during the finale of "Saturday Night Live" ... by getting them into the after-party.

A group of Katy's drag queens -- who performed with her for 'SNL's' final episode this season -- tried attending the official after-party at Rockefeller Center in NYC ... but were denied because they weren't on the list.

The band of 15 knew Katy could only have a few guests, so they understood.

As they walked away, 2 drag queens ran into Scarlett and 'SNL' cast member, Colin Jost -- whom she's reportedly seeing. Scarlett was on a mission, telling the group, "That's ridiculous! Everyone knows that drag queens should always get into a party -- come with us!"

And just like that ... the drag queens got in. Swish Swish.

UFC's Angela Magana I'm Suing Cris Cyborg!! 'She F***ed Up Big Time'

5/25/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC fighter Angela Magana says Cris 'Cyborg' Justino is gonna pay for punching her in the face this past weekend ... telling TMZ Sports she's lawyer'd up and is ready to sue.

We spoke to Magana who says she's "most definitely" suing Cyborg for her medical bills and has been cooperating with authorities ... who she claims are pursuing felony assault charges.

(As of now, Cyborg has only been cited for misdemeanor battery.)

Angela also calls B.S. on people who say she had it coming after taunting Cyborg online ... saying Justino needs to have thicker skin.

Magana also sent a message to Cyborg.

"You f***ed up, big time. You can't do what you did. I'm gonna get you as hard as I can get you." 

'Clerks' Star Lisa Spoonauer Battled Illnesses for Years ... Death Still Shocked Family

5/25/2017 12:30 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

'Clerks' star Lisa Spoonauer had been sick for years prior to her death last week ... still her family says her death was far from expected.

Sources close to Lisa's immediate family tell TMZ ... she'd been battling several chronic illnesses for 10 years prior to her death Saturday. The illnesses were not disclosed, but were described as degenerative.

We're told Lisa's family was aware of her ailments, but never suspected her condition was bad enough to kill her. Although she'd been in and out of hospitals for years, she died at home.

The coroner says Lisa died of natural causes, which her doctor signed off on -- a sure sign one of her many illnesses triggered the death.

"Clerks" writer and director, Kevin Smith, shared memories of casting her in the movie that changed his life. Lisa was 44.

Devastated to report that #LisaSpoonauer, who played Caitlin in #clerks, has passed away. In 1992, I went looking for Lisa without knowing either who she was or the integral role she'd play in my life. I'd held a night of open auditions at the #firstavenueplayhouse (where we found @briancohalloran and @marilynghigliotti) but the perfect Caitlin Bree never walked through the door. So I popped into an acting class at Brookdale Community College and watched the students from the back. Lisa was easily the most natural and authentic voice in the room. She didn't sound like she was acting at all; she delivered scripted dialogue as if she was inventing her conversation in the moment, like people do in real life. Captivated, I approached Lisa cold in the parking lot after the class and said "This is gonna sound creepy but... Do you wanna be in a movie?" Fearlessly, she replied "Not if it's porn." I told her a bit about Clerks and gave her a copy of the script and my phone number. She called me a few days later and said "Well it's not porn, but everybody talks like it is. It's funny. I'll do it." A complete stranger at first, Lisa quickly became one of the most important people I'd ever meet when she joined Brian, #JeffAnderson, Marilyn, @jaymewes, @samosier, @davidkleinasc and me as one of the chief architects of my first film. We rehearsed for a month straight in the store after hours, where Lisa perfected Caitlin (and fell in love with Jeff). The first night of the shoot, Lisa had to maneuver her way through a seven minute scene with Brian in the video store, when Caitlin finally shows up in the movie. Lisa and Brian CRUSHED it in one long take that still remains one of my favorite scenes I've ever shot - not because it shows off any directorial flare (it doesn't) but because it exemplified how great the performers were since we never had to cut away from their 2-shot. But as strong an actress as she was, Lisa was an even more excellent Mother to her daughter Mia. Whenever we'd Facebook later in life, she'd gush about her baby girl proudly. My heart goes out to Tom, Mia and Lisa's family. Thank you for dreaming my dream with me. You changed my life, Lisa.

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Guess Who This Tiny Tennis Player Turned Into!

5/25/2017 12:10 AM PDT

Before this little superstar was serving up a big game on the court, she was just another tiny tennis player growing up in Nyagan, Russia. Can you guess who she is?

Montana Politician Greg Gianforte Body Slams Reporter

5/24/2017 5:22 PM PDT

9:50 PM PT -- Greg Gianforte has been cited for misdemeanor assault by local authorities. Cops found that the nature of Jacobs' injuries did not meet the statutory elements of felony assault. Gianforte has between now and June 7 to appear in Gallatin County court.

6:20 PM PT -- Jacobs called cops after Gianforte's alleged attack to report an assault, and is reportedly getting X-rays on his elbow at a local hospital.

Gianforte's camp just released a statement ... they claim Jacobs entered the office without permission and began aggressively asking questions, and when Greg tried to grab the phone pushed in his face, Jacobs "grabbed Greg's wrist, and spun away from Greg, pushing them both to the ground."A Montana politician running for congressional office body slammed a reporter ... and the sounds of the scuffle were caught on audio tape.

Greg Gianforte -- who's gunning for a House seat in Congress in the 2018 election -- slammed Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs, Wednesday in Bozeman, Montana during an event ... around local TV crews, at that. He then yelled to "Get the hell out of here!"

Jacobs tweeted about the incident, saying Gianforte "broke my glasses." 

The reporter's question about the GOP healthcare bill seemed to spark the attack, but it's unclear if Gianforte faced any repercussions. Jacobs was quick to get the audio to the Guardian, which posted it soon after.

Jacobs also shared a photo of his broken glasses ... as he was being taken away in an ambulance.

Michael Jordan '84 Olympics Shoes Up For Bidding Could Fetch $100k+!!

5/24/2017 4:19 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Jordan's hand-signed 1984 Olympics kicks are up for grabs ... and their final price tag could reach more than 6 figures!!

One week after M.J.'s red Team U.S.A. jersey from the same Olympics hit the auction block, SCP Auctions is showcasing the highly-coveted Converse sneakers.

The kicks are ultra-rare 'cause shortly after the Olympics, His Airness signed with Nike.

The size 13 shoes are considered to be in great condition, despite the wear and tear of game use ... and feature Jordan's original autograph.

The auction starts today ... and SPC tell us the sneakers could bring in over $100K.

No word whether the kicks will give you "Like Mike" Bow Wow hoopin' skills ... but still, super cool.

Sandra Bullock Stalker Gets Probation But There's a Silver Lining for Her

5/24/2017 2:54 PM PDT
Breaking News

Sandra Bullock's worst nightmare -- the guy she found standing in her hallway in the middle of the night -- copped a plea in the felony stalking and burglary case ... he won't be going to jail, but the punishment is actually comforting to Sandra.

The judge gave Joshua Corbett 5 years of probation and ordered him to continue getting in-patient treatment at a mental health facility. Corbett broke into Bullock's home back in 2014 ... and she actually came face-to-face with him after she was awakened by a loud noise.

Bullock made an understandably panicked 911 call after barricading herself in her room ... which was played in court.

Here's why probation is comforting to Bullock ... up until now, all she had was a restraining order which does no good if the person restrained has mental issues and doesn't take his or her meds. No one's monitoring the person who's the subject of the restraining order.

Now that Corbett is on probation, he'll be monitored by a probation officer who can keep tabs on him and make sure he takes his meds. Typically, someone who takes the required meds becomes harmless.

For safe measure, the judge ordered Corbett to stay clear of Sandra for 10 years.

Barry White's Son Sues My Dad's Widow Can't Get Enough of His Dough

5/24/2017 2:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Barry White's son is almost broke and nearly homeless ... and he claims it's all because he's getting the raw end of the deal from his father's trust.

Darryl White is suing the legendary singer's estate and Barry's widow, Glodean White, saying she promised he'd get his fair cut, IF he agreed to not sue her to challenge the amount of money he was getting.

Darryl says Glodean never let him see the will after Barry died in 2003, instead it was more like ... trust me.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, he says he agreed and got payments up until September 2015. Darryl, who's a singer himself, believes Glodean is using up his father's dough to support her lavish lifestyle. He's suing to finally get a look at the will, and a proper accounting of what he's due.

We've reached out to Barry's estate and Glodean, so far no word back.

Manchester United Dedicates Title To Victims After Winning Europa League

5/24/2017 2:38 PM PDT
Breaking News

Manchester United dedicated their Europa League title to the 22 people who died in the arena attack earlier this week.

Man U just beat Ajax 2-0 to win the title (it's a big deal) ... and Paul Pogba, the team's star player, said the win was for the deceased victims.

"We went out focused to win and we won for Manchester and the country," ... "We played for the people who died."

There was a moment of silence before the game, and Ajax and Man U both wore black armbands in support of the victims of the attack.

Melania Trump Okay, Okay ... I'll Do It for God

5/24/2017 1:53 PM PDT

Put another feather in Michelangelo's cap -- dude got the First Lady to hold President Trump's hand.

Melania and the Prez held hands under Michelangelo's "The Last Judgment" fresco above the altar of the Sistine Chapel.

The First Couple toured the landmark Wednesday during their visit with Pope Francis.

The momentous occasion comes after Melania twice denied her husband earlier this week, when he reached for her hand in public. First in Israel and then when they landed in Rome.

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Manchester Bombing Screws, Backpack and Acid Battery Photos Surface

5/24/2017 1:41 PM PDT
Breaking News

Pics of what appear to be the remnants of the backpack bomb that exploded in the foyer of Manchester Arena have surfaced ... and they show the nuts, screws and trigger used to kill 22 people and injure 59.

You see pieces of the blue Karrimor backpack -- where the bomb was placed, and what appears to be the trigger switch ... found in the bomber's left hand. There's a 12-volt, lead acid battery, the power source.

The photos give a sense of the bomb's power ... it was the deadliest terror attack in the UK since 2005.

Manchester Arena Explosion Bev Hills Doctors Offer Victims Free Surgeries

5/24/2017 1:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The surviving victims of the Manchester Arena explosion have a new ally ... 5,000 miles from the UK.

Face Forward -- a Beverly Hills-based non-profit that helps survivors of violent and disfiguring crimes -- has sprung into action after the nail bomb killed 22 and injured 59.

Face Forward is offering victims free facial reconstructive surgeries. Face Forward is also offering airfare, accommodations, anesthesiologists, medicine and an after-care nurse. The team includes surgeons, doctors, dentists and therapists.

The org's been around for a decade now with big celebs -- from Sharon Stone and Nelly to "Sugar" Shane Mosley -- touting its work.

Some of the most extreme examples ... reconstructive surgery for a Kenyan boy whose face was distorted after he was beaten at an orphanage, and a domestically abused woman who needed to have her jaw wired shut for a year.

Their families can contact the organization here.

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