The family of the "Cops" crew member who died in a police shootout says the Omaha PD is prolonging their agony ... by refusing to show them video taken during the gun battle.
Sources close to the family tell us ... they had a 1-hour meeting with police Thursday ... to get information -- and some closure -- about how "Cops" sound engineer Bryce Dion died, but they got neither.
Police have released still images from the "Cops" footage of the deadly shootout -- but we're told authorities won't show the family the video because it's now evidence in a criminal case.
Omaha PD confirms the family will not be allowed to see the vid until a grand jury investigation is complete ... standard procedure, we're told.
I Want to Celebrate with Angelina, But ...
46 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Jon Voight says he's delighted Brad Pitt finally made an honest woman of his daughter Angelina Jolie ... even though they didn't invite him to the wedding.
The father of the bride was leaving breakfast in L.A. when he told a photog he's anxious to catch up with the newlyweds and celebrate their wedding.
JV doesn't seem the least bit bitter about not getting an invitation -- but things did get a little awkward when the photog asked when he'd be raising a glass to Brad and Angie.
Watch, ya gotta feel for Jon a little.
Lost Dog Found!
Honey 1, Coyotes 0
8/29/2014 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Happy day for Suri Cruise ... coyotes did not make a snack of her lost pup, Honey ... because we're told the little Chihuahua has been found -- safe!
The people at Lucky Puppy Rescue tell us they amped up their search for the pooch after getting reports of 2 sightings this week, and found her on Wednesday ... not far from where she disappeared in Benedict Canyon.
We're told she's been checked out by a vet and is in good shape ... after surviving on her own since Sunday in the coyote-infested canyon.
Cold-hearted cynics might think the saved dog, pictured with the vet ... looks kinda different from the dog in the reward poster.
But we're told the vet confirmed it was Honey by scanning the dog's microchip.
There was a $1,000 reward, but nobody's saying who, if anyone, is getting it.
So ... we gotta ask ...
Screwed By Horse
At Equestrian Show
8/29/2014 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bad news for Mary-Kate Olsen at a big equestrian show in NY this week -- when her horse refused to jump during one of the events ... leaving her with a big fat zero on the score sheet.
It all went down at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show -- where the 28-year-old former "Full House" actress was attempting to show off her talents in the saddle.
But according to multiple reports, her brown horse (named Uniek) wasn't in the jumping mood -- and ruined the run.
Don't worry ... MKO got on another horse (named Swagger) who seemed more up for the challenge.
As for Olsen's twin sister -- she has yet to be seen at the event.
Luckily she didn't fall off the horse and get amnesia this time.
After Going MIA
8/29/2014 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joe Francis blew off a court date for his alleged attack at "Girls Gone Wild" headquarters, and now a judge has issued a warrant for his arrest.
TMZ broke the story ... Joe got busted back in May after scrapping with a security guard and a 'GGW' employee at this old office. He was also hauled in for violating a restraining order that required him to stay away from the building.
Joe was a no-show for a scheduled hearing on Thursday ... so, now he's a wanted man.
He's facing multiple misdemeanor charges, including ... 1 count of criminal threats, 2 counts trespassing, 1 count of battery, and 3 counts of disobeying a court order.
After his arrest in May, Joe claimed the restraining order was no longer active ... and said the new owner of 'GGW' had a business vendetta against him.
Dad Secretly Purchased 'Cheating' BF Video
8/29/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The incriminating video showing Britney Spears' now ex-boyfriend cheating on her is now owned by none other than Britney's dad ... TMZ has learned.
TMZ broke the story ... a video has surfaced of David Lucado dancing with and kissing a woman a couple of weeks ago. A rep for Jamie Spears tells TMZ ... when Jamie got wind of the video he contacted the agency that was selling it and swiftly coughed up a SUBSTANTIAL amount of money to secure it.
We're told Jamie -- who has been Britney's conservator for over 6 years -- then called Britney and told her he had something to show her ... and it was important. When Brit saw the evidence that was all she needed ... she immediately declared the relationship over.
Jamie's rep tells us he took the action to protect his daughter from David and from the embarrassment of the video going public.
Jamie's rep says the video is under lock and key and will never be seen again.
The wild card -- we don't know if the "other woman" who secretly shot the video made other copies, but Jamie's rep tells TMZ in no uncertain terms ... if anybody posts or publishes the video he will sue them for copyright infringement.
Britney posted an Instagram video Thursday night ... saying she was having a "really, really sh***y" day."
Still in Serious Condition
8/29/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers remains in serious condition but is receiving the best treatment possible ... so says her daughter, Melissa Rivers.
Melissa just released a statement thanking everyone for their support ... adding that Joan would be touched.
TMZ broke the story ... Joan was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in NYC Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal cords.
After originally being listed in critical condition ... she's been "resting comfortably" and surrounded by family since late Thursday afternoon, according to her daughter.
Cops Plea in Ecstasy Case
Problem with Accuser's Story
8/29/2014 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
CeeLo Green just pled no contest in the case where a woman accused him of slipping her ecstasy ... and the plea allows him to maintain his innocence.
TMZ broke the story ... a woman claimed that she and the singer were at a downtown L.A. bar and the next thing she knew she was naked in his bed. The D.A. filed charges of furnishing ecstasy -- a felony. CeeLo just pled no contest to sharing ecstasy ... the difference being there is no underlying concession he slipped her anything. In other words, it was voluntary sharing.
As we previously reported ... the woman was no stranger to CeeLo ... they had been dating for months and he flew her out to L.A. and Vegas on several occasions to be with him. There were also witnesses in the bar who claimed she walked out looking fine.
The no contest plea is a felony ... but the plea allows him to maintain his innocence. CeeLo must perform 360 hours of community service at the MusiCares Foundation of the Recording Academy and attend 52 AA meetings with a private therapist. He's also on probation for 3 years.
Lays Down His Motorcycle
in the Middle of Sunset Strip
8/29/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Beckham is not perfect (SHOCKER!!!) ... he lost control of his motorcycle in the middle of Sunset Boulevard, but walked away unscathed.
Beckham was leaving the famous Shamrock Tattoo in West Hollywood Thursday when he lost control of his motorcycle -- a custom-built Super Vintage 93" Knuckle -- and tumbled off in the middle of the street.
We're told Beckham recruited a few friends from the tattoo parlor to help him roll it back to the store.
Sources close to Beckham tell TMZ the accident happened when he swerved to avoid the paparazzi.
Becks has a history with fender benders ... he crashed his Range Rover last year while pulling out of his Beverly Hills driveway.
He's Now a White Guy
... Named Todd
8/29/2014 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There was Snoop Doggy Dogg, then Snoop Dogg, then Snoop Lion ... and now the rapper's added his most radical name change of all -- Todd. Oh yeah, and he's white.
For reasons known only to him, Snoop has been posting videos in white face, calling himself Todd, and doing advertisements for a website called WhiteGuysConnect ... which doesn't seem to be a real thing.
Maybe there is such a thing as too much weed.
Beyonce & Jay Z
Former Manager Says Elevator Fight was Orchestrated
8/28/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
5 Seconds of Summer
Bassist Cops to Flashing Dong on Internet
8/29/2014 6:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
5 Seconds of Summer's bass player now has a viral penis -- which is not as bad as it sounds -- but yes ... his junk's being passed around the Internet after he flashed it on Snapchat.
Calum Hood learned a hard lesson (pun intended, we've seen the video) when he sent the revealing video to someone who then reposted it as a Vine for the world to see. So, now ya know, Calum -- famous naked penises ALWAYS get leaked.
Even though you never see 18-year-old Hood's face in the video ... he took the brutally honest step of admitting it was him by tweeting ... "I'm still just a teenage kid learning from mistakes ;)"
So, he's young, dumb, and ...
Felony Gun Charge
8/29/2014 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Bobby Shmurda doesn't just rap about guns, he's got 'em in real life ... and got busted for one in NYC recently.
According to court documents, Shmurda was arrested in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn on June 3. The doc says cops spotted Shmurda showing off the weapon in an apartment and when they went to investigate, he tried to hide it in a couch.
Police eventually recovered a 9mm Glock pistol, and a magazine for it which contained 14 rounds.
He was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon, says the paper, a charge that could land him 15 years in prison.
Shmurda was doing a nightclub appearance Wednesday night in New Jersey when someone fired off two shots in the parking lot. No one was injured.