"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts may be convincing in the movies, but not in real life because she's just been charged with lewd conduct for allegedly having sex in her car outside CBS Studios.
Watts went on a campaign against the LAPD ... accusing cops of racism for cuffing her after people complained they were banging in the Mercedes in Studio City. Watts, who claims she and her BF were just making out, walked away from cops in a fury, so they cuffed her and brought her back.
Prosecutors listened to the LAPD audio -- obtained by TMZ -- and realized what was up. Armed with various witnesses and photos of Watts straddling her BF with her breasts exposed, she and the BF were each charged with lewd conduct in public.
The crime is punishable by a maximum of 6 months in L.A. County Jail.
Cut From Cowboys Practice Squad
5 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Sam's dream of being the first openly gay player to start a regular season NFL game took a major hit today ... with the rookie DE being cut from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.
Sam, who was signed to the Cowboys after failing to make the St. Louis Rams 53 man roster, was released earlier today after Dallas signed linebacker Troy Davis.
Moments ago, Sam spoke out about the move releasing a statement via his Twitter account.
"I want to think the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for their opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates, and fans for their support. While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday."
Spanish Fans Can't Get Enough
... Of His Stunt Double
32 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Either Peter Dinklage has the most loyal fans in the world ... or the dumbest -- which is a label they might be stuck with after screaming in joy for a look-a-like.
You'd like to give the overeager fans outside the cast's hotel in Osuna, Spain the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they're simply cheering anyone who has anything to do with "Game of Thrones."
However, it seems clear they can't tell the guy is a fake.
To us, Peter's stunt double looks more like the love child of Dinklage and Dave Grohl ... but judge for yourself.
And to the good people of Spain -- they don't all look alike.
Blowout With Fiancee
We're Exhausted From Breastfeeding!
10/21/2014 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Arquette thinks he knows what it's like to breastfeed a baby ... and says it explains the nuclear meltdown with his fiancee in the middle of a West Hollywood street.
An angry Arquette was seen stomping away from celeb hotspot Craig's Friday night on foot ... with fiancee Christina McLarty in hot pursuit ... sobbing and begging him to come back.
On the video, Arquette can be heard saying, "I'm done. Just like your last guy." Some people took that to mean he was breaking off his 3-month engagement to McLarty, who gave birth to his son, Charlie, last April.
But David tells TMZ ... it was simply an argument between two exhausted new parents. The couple had a baby boy back in April and Arquette says, "We are both hormonal and haven't slept in 6 months. Christina is still breastfeeding, I feel like I am."
He insists they're still engaged and still in love ... and says he takes full responsibility.
Prosecutor Says No Way You Louse
To Half Way House
10/21/2014 9:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Teresa Giudice wants to go only half way when it comes to serving her prison sentence ... but prosecutors are now saying over their dead bodies.
Giudice is asking the judge for mercy -- to allow her to serve most of her sentence in a half way house. But we just obtained a letter prosecutors sent to the judge ... vehemently objecting ... claiming the judge made it clear she needed prison punishment, and nothing less.
Teresa had sent a letter to the judge -- which we also obtained -- in which she seems to say she has a right under a law called The Second Chance Act to spend 12 out of the 15 months in the half way house.
But prosecutors say the law doesn't give convicts the right to have their punishment watered down, so all her bellyaching should be ignored.
Backs That Thang Up On Jamie Foxx
... What Should He Do?
10/21/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama Knowles jumped on stage during Jamie's performance at the Angel Ball in NYC Monday night -- and decided to back, back, back it on up ... right into Awkwardville.
And that's when Jamie starts sweating. His options:
- Totally go for it and give Beyonce's mom the ride dance of her life
- Politely back away because that's Jay Z's mother-in-law.
And, of course, he doesn't wanna hurt Tina's feelings either, so ... watch to see how Jamie handled it.
As for Tina -- just blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-a-alcohol.
10/21/2014 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner is way more bush league than we thought ... if you want to make yourself look younger by photoshopping, don't do it AFTER someone else posts the pic of you looking older than you want.
Kris is hawking her new cookbook and Gordon Ramsey gave it his stamp of approval. But check out Gordon's Instagram and then compare it to Kris's. Clearly she doesn't believe cookbooks get better with age.
There's a Latin legal phrase: res ipsa loquitur ... Translation: the thing speaks for itself.
Molestation Victim Will NOT Sue
10/21/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins is a lucky man ... after confessing to child molestation, we've learned not only will he NOT be prosecuted ... the main victim tells TMZ she will NOT sue him civilly.
Collins confessed in the audiotape ... he repeatedly sexually abused this victim, once placing her hand on his semi-erect penis. The incident occurred in the '70s, but she did not come forward until 2012 ... which is when the NYPD launched its investigation.
The woman -- now in her 50s -- says she will NOT sue Collins because she's not after his money. She says her purpose in coming forward was to encourage other victims to step up -- possibly victims who were molested more recently, so Collins could be prosecuted.
In addition to cooperating with the NYPD, the woman says she called the LAPD to warn them Collins was a sexual predator.
As we first reported ... law enforcement sources at the 3 agencies that are investigating Collins say they cannot have him prosecuted because the cases are too old.
Short story ... he confessed to 3 cases of sexual abuse ... and now he's home free.
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10/21/2014 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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You Look ...
Like Someone Else
10/21/2014 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Once and For all ...
I'm Not Khloe's Dad!
10/21/2014 6:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lionel Richie didn't answer immediately when we asked him if the rumor was true that he's Khloe Kardashian's dad ... but he answered definitively.
Khloe's paternity made headlines again when a tabloid claimed the "Dancing on the Ceiling" crooner was actually her pops.
But as he left Madeo Monday night, Richie laughed it off ... though he does care for KK very much.
Of course he isn't, everyone knows it's really O.J. Simpson ... We kid.
Settled Snoop/Iggy Beef
FREE OF CHARGE!
10/21/2014 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
T.I. helped squash the Snoop Dogg/Iggy Azalea beef out of the kindness of his heart ... telling TMZ he received nothing for his Kissinger-esque work.
As TMZ previously reported, Snoop posted a video on Instagram apologizing to Iggy for the whole thing ... and it was a call from T.I. that led to Snoop extending the olive branch.
When our photog spotted T.I. in NYC on Monday night, he told us the convo with Snoop was short and sweet.
We also asked about his recent trip to Tanzania and Ebola fears.
Sentenced to Five Years
for KIlling GF
10/21/2014 5:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013.
Under South African law, Pistorius will have to serve at least 10 months before he can ask for parole.
In addition, Pistorius was given a 3-year suspended sentence on a firearms charge (unrelated to Steenkamp), but it was suspended for 5 years, so long as he's not found guilty of another crime where there's negligence involving a firearm during that period.
Pistorius had previously been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of Reeva Steenkamp. He maintained throughout the trial he thought she was an intruder.