Chris Brown just accepted a plea deal in his Washington D.C. assault case ... pleading guilty, and telling the judge he just wants this case to go away so he can go on tour.
Brown had been charged with misdemeanor assault for punching a man in the face outside his tour bus last October. The judge sentenced him to time already served.
Brown apologized in court ... saying the case had derailed his career for the past year.
His bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy was also convicted of misdemeanor assault in April in connection with the incident ... but has not yet been sentenced.
Funny, Brown only served 2 days in a D.C. jail -- but ended up doing 108 days in L.A. County lockup because the D.C. case violated his probation in the Rihanna case.
Brown's GF Karrueche Tran was also in the courtroom Tuesday lending moral support.
6 Bullet Holes & Huge Surgery Scar
The First Photos
9/2/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight's torso looks like a piece of Swiss cheese -- riddled with 5 bullet holes, plus another in his arm -- and these photos of the damage make you wonder how in the world he survived.
In the pics, obtained by TMZ, some of Suge's wounds are still packed with gauze ... after the shooting nine days ago at a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown.
You can also see the massive scar down the middle of his gut-- sources tell us doctors had to slice his torso open to make sure the bullets did not hit any major organs. Amazingly, they did not.
One crazy detail -- the bullet hole in Suge's arm is inches away from his ink honoring Tupac. One cool detail -- docs stapled him up so well, his tatt of a vintage whip almost looks untouched.
Don't Want Nude Photos Leaked ...
Don't Put 'Em On a Computer!
9/2/2014 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
RZA takes a very practical approach to the celebrity nude photo scandal ... hackers can't steal what does not exist.
Our photog spotted the Wu-Tang legend at LAX Monday ... when we asked him about the scandal that has affected dozens of celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Ariana Grande
RZA says he's even discussed it with his wife -- you gotta hear him described their "no nude photos" policy.
He stops just short of blaming the celeb victims, but we gotta ask ...
Dropped Five Figures on Her Bitches
9/2/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears spent more than $30,000 on dogs -- the ones not named David Lucado -- and let's just say, her puppies are living the life most humans would envy.
According to new legal docs filed in her conservatorship ... Britney bought 2 tiny pups in 2013 that came with enormous price tags -- more than $13K for both of them!
She dropped $5,568 for what looks like a white Maltese in January ... and then in July she spent another $8,212 for its playmate -- a new Yorkie.
Brit even spent $1,585 on CLOTHES for the dogs ($650 in one shopping spree alone)! Throw in another $5,205 on dog-sitting, plus more common pet expenses (like food) -- in all she laid out $31,234.15. Just for the dogs.
FUN FACT: The average teacher's starting salary is about $36,000.
Mo Money, Mo Girls
Buys Legendary Strip Club
9/2/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Arquette is stone cold pimping for real now ... adding Hollywood's famous Crazy Girls strip club to his portfolio with a $1.5 million purchase.
TMZ broke the story ... David's been in negotiations to buy the classic club for the last 3 weeks - with the former owners originally asking for $1.7 million.
However, David held firm to his number and eventually won out, taking over control of the building ... and everything in it -- couches, chairs, bars, and of course ... plenty of poles.
We're told David plans to completely remodel the club in order to create an upscale burlesque show with an old school Hollywood feel ... the kind of act that would attract big money spenders.
David's no stranger to the night life ... already owning a piece of two of Hollywood's hottest clubs, Hooray Henry's and Bootsy Bellows.
Ex 'Dog Whisperer' Employee
I Was Trampled By a Rogue Llama
And It's Cesar's Fault
9/2/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cesar Millan is under attack from a former employee who claims she was steamrolled by a runaway llama while on the job.
Adriana Barnes -- who was director of Cesar's dog rehab facility -- says the "Dog Whisperer" worked with many kinds of animals, but untrained employees let them run wild ... according to a lawsuit she recently filed in L.A. County.
Barnes claims the "Dog Whisperer" forced her to work 12-hour days with no lunch or bathroom breaks, and since most of the other employees were inexperienced ... the bulk of the work fell on her shoulders.
In the suit, she claims things got so bad that she was bitten 5-6 times by dogs and on one occasion she "was trampled by a llama."
According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Cesar fired her when she confronted him about the work conditions.
Barnes says in the suit ... the stress of getting canned caused her to overdose on anti-anxiety pills, landing her on life support for 3 days.
We've reached out to Cesar ... no word back yet.
9/2/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lance Crouther is best known for playing the crime fighting, kid helping, woman loving Pootie -- opposite Wanda Sykes and Chris Rock -- in the 2001 movie-masterpiece "Pootie Tang." Guess what he looks like now!
Gambles On Real Estate
Pays Off Huge!!!
9/2/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He may never make it to the Hall of Fame, but Pete Rose just wrapped up a real estate transaction worthy of a plaque ... selling his home for a $1 MILLION PROFIT!!!
TMZ Sports has learned ... Charlie Hustle just sold his 5-bedroom home in Sherman Oaks, CA for a cool $1.9 million ... which is great news for the ex-MLBer who bought the place for $913k in '99.
No word on why Rose decided to part ways with the crib -- it's a pretty cool spot (pool, palm trees, office, bbq area) ... but he does spend a lot of time in Vegas these days.
Still pretty far from Cooperstown.
Survivor Lead Singer
Dead at 63
9/1/2014 4:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jimi Jamison -- who was the lead singer for the bands Cobra and Survivor -- passed away Sunday night. He was 63.
Jamison's booking agent, Sally Irwin, tells TMZ that Jamison died of a heart attack at his home in Memphis. He had just performed with the band Saturday night in Northern California.
Jamison joined Survivor in 1984 (after their smash hit "Eye of the Tiger") but was the lead singer on other classic songs like, "The Moment of Truth" (from "The Karate Kid"), "The Search Is Over," and "Is This Love."
Jamison did sing a later Rocky classic -- the workout playlist staple -- "Burning Heart" from "Rocky IV."
Jamison was also the co-writer and vocalist for the song "I'm Always Here" ... the theme song from "Baywatch."
Celebrity Nude Photo Leak
Is on the Case!
9/1/2014 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The celebrity nude photo leak scandal has reached a boiling point ... and now the FBI is getting involved.
In a statement released Monday afternoon, a spokesperson for the FBI said, "The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter. Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time."
Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton -- the two most prominent names in the leak -- have both expressed interest in pursuing legal action in the matter.
An Apple spokesperson told Recode.net they are "active investigating" whether or not their iCloud system was hacked as part of this leak.
Kirsten Dunst became the latest celeb featured in the leak to comment via Twitter, placing the blame squarely on Apple's shoulders (while also acknowledging the photos are real). She simply wrote, "Thank you iCloud."
I Bought My 2-Year-Old
a Mercedes Benz
9/1/2014 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
50 Cent and his son Sire now have matching rides ... after 50 surprised him on his 2nd birthday with a miniature motorized Mercedes ML450 SUV. Whatever happened to Big Wheels?
According to our sources, 50 surprised his boy in Los Angeles this weekend with the sweet little car ... which 50 picked out himself.
We're told the two spent the weekend together eating lots of birthday cake and 50 footed the bill for his big party on Monday.
Go shorty, it's your birthday!
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Chowing Down on Watermelon
... IN THE CLUB!!!
9/1/2014 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne found himself in the mood for some watermelon while partying in an Atlanta nightclub Sunday night ... and luckily he brought some with him.
Wayne was at the Velvet Room when he was seen taking a snack break. Weezy had a slice of watermelon in one hand ... and what appears to be a blunt in other.
Apparently the Velvet Room has a BYOW policy.
Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed
Drop Nearly a Grand
at Toronto Sex Shop
9/1/2014 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed either went to an awesome bachelorette party or they have an amazing sex life ... because the two hit up a Toronto sex shop and walked away with nearly $1,000 worth of stuff.
The couple was spotted at the Seduction Love Boutique on Sunday night. An off-duty employee tells TMZ they saw Somerhalder, but couldn't quite place him ... and commented, "You look like Zac Efron." We're told Ian laughed it off and said, "Nope, wrong guy."
As for the shopping list, we're told they took home a mix of vibrators, handcuffs and restraints ... and rang up a tab of $860.
But can you really put a price on a good time?