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Boxer Victor Ortiz Arrested for Rape ... Charged w/ 3 Felonies

9/25/2018 7:44 PM PDT
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Ex-boxing champ Victor Ortiz -- who appeared on "Dancing With the Stars" -- has been charged with 3 counts of felony sexual assault, including rape ... officials say. 

The 31-year-old -- who also had roles in 'Expendables 3' and "Southpaw" -- surrendered to authorities in Oxnard, CA on Tuesday.

According to court records, the alleged incident took place inside of a home in Oxnard on March 19. The female accuser contacted police that same day and filed a report accusing Ortiz of sexual assault. 

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office has charged the boxer with 3 felony counts -- forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and forcible digital penetration.

He was booked, posed for a mug shot, and bail was set at $100,000.

Ortiz is slated to fight Sunday night in Ontario -- but we're guessing that will likely be called off very soon. 

It's not the first time Ortiz has been in trouble with the law -- he was arrested for DUI back in 2016. And in 2015, he was arrested after allegedly attacking a man at a Kenny Chesney concert at the Rose Bowl. 

Childish Gambino Postpones Concert ... In Wake Of Foot Injury

9/25/2018 6:10 PM PDT
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Childish Gambino's foot injury must be severe ... 'cause he's postponed his upcoming concert.

Wednesday's show at The Forum in Inglewood, CA has been rescheduled ... and a new date has not been announced. 

As we reported ... Childish Gambino injured his foot and cut short his Sunday concert in Dallas ... and he's been spotted in a wheelchair and leg brace during his This is America tour. 

Wednesday's postponement is bad news for the singer's fans ... 'cause he's been saying this is his last concert tour ever.

Childish Gambino -- aka Donald Glover -- has 8 shows left on this tour after Wednesday's postponement ... but it's unclear if he will be able to perform Thursday in Oakland. 

Will Smith on 50th Birthday Bungee Jumps Out of a Helicopter Over the Grand Canyon

9/25/2018 4:31 PM PDT

Will Smith just one-upped everybody once again by doing just about the craziest thing you could do for the big 5-0 ... bungee jumping out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.

Will documented his big jump Tuesday for his 50th birthday, where he, his family, Alfonso Ribeiro and a lot of spectators gathered in Arizona to watch the Fresh Prince take a plunging dive of death. He did it as a challenge from Yes Theory ... and did it in blazing fashion.

He was flipped around a bit like a rag doll on the way down, and eventually snapped back up after a couple seconds of disappearing out of the camera's view. 

Once back on the ground, Will called the experience "pure bliss" ... and encouraged others to commit to conquering their fears. 

After this and his 'In My Feelings' challenge on top of a bridge ... we can't wait to see what's next.

'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Paul John Vasquez Dead at 48

9/25/2018 4:03 PM PDT
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Paul John Vasquez -- who played a bunch of minor roles in huge TV shows, including "Sons of Anarchy," "NYPD Blue" and "CSI: NY" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Vasquez tell TMZ ... Vasquez died Monday night from an apparent heart attack at his father's home in San Jose. We're told his dad found him unconscious and paramedics were called but they were unable to revive him. The cause of death is still under investigation.

Vasquez is the second actor from the popular TV show to have died in the last few months. We broke the story ... Alan O'Neill was found dead by his girlfriend back in June but no foul play was suspected.

Vasquez appeared in 2 episodes of 'SoA' back in 2011. According to his IMDB profile, Vasquez wrote the short film "Thug Alley" which was in pre-production. He was 48.

Bill Cosby 1st Meal in Jail Includes Pudding ... Yes, Seriously

9/25/2018 1:02 PM PDT

Bill Cosby will be facing his pudding-peddling past this week in the slammer, 'cause he's being served the custard dessert as part of his first meal behind bars ... TMZ has learned.

Sources at Montgomery County Correctional Facility -- where Cosby is being held before he eventually gets transferred to prison -- tell us inmates will be eating good Tuesday night with a nice helping of a chicken patty with gravy, mixed veggies, mashed potatoes, iced tea mix ... and, of course, vanilla pudding for dessert.

No official word on the brand of pudding ... but hopefully it's Jell-O. That'd be poetic justice, wouldn't it? 

As we reported ... Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in a Pennsylvania state prison Tuesday after being convicted on three counts of aggravated assault earlier this year. He was remanded and locked up immediately after the sentencing. 

Bill Cosby Takes Sad Mug Shot After Receiving 3 to 10 Year Sentence

9/25/2018 1:27 PM PDT
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1:27 PM PT -- Cosby's first order of business as a prisoner was posing for his mug shot.

12:08 PM PT -- Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for Cosby just made a statement outside the courthouse calling the trial the most racist and sexist trial in the history of the United States. Wyatt continued by saying, "They persecuted Jesus and look what happened. Not saying Mr. Cosby is Jesus, but we know what this country has done to black men for centuries." 

11:55 AM PT -- Gloria Allred and several of Cosby's victims appeared outside the courthouse and spoke briefly with reporters. Gloria said, “This has been a long journey to justice for all of the accusers. We’re glad the judgment day has finally come for Mr. Cosby” 

11:47 AM PT -- Cosby has been remanded and will be locked up immediately. According to witnesses in the courthouse, Cosby emptied his pockets and removed his tie before being taken into custody.

10:55 AM PT -- Bill Cosby will serve 3 to 10 years in a Pennsylvania state prison. The judge just announced the length of sentence. The judge has denied Cosby bail. 

If Cosby serves the full term, he'll be 91 when he's released.

In imposing the sentence, the judge said, "I'm not permitted to treat him any differently based on who he is or who he was." The judge added, "As she [Constand] said, Mr. Cosby, you took her beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it." He told Constand, "I heard the very clear impact on your life."

10:50 AM PT -- Bill Cosby will go to state prison ... so said the judge in his sexual assault case. The judge just said prison will be Cosby's fate. He has not yet announced the length of the sentence.

Bill Cosby was all smiles as he entered court Tuesday morning but ahead of his sentencing, the judge ruled he will be classified a "sexually violent predator."

The decision came down Tuesday morning, and means the 81-year-old disgraced comedian's name will appear on a sex-offender registry, which is sent to neighbors and schools. He also has to undergo lifetime counseling and must report quarterly to authorities.

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Danny Amendola & Olivia Culpo Bikini Football Workout ... Before Pats Game!

9/25/2018 1:55 PM PDT
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How's Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola preparing to face off against his old Patriots squad this weekend? 

BEACH FOOTBALL WITH HIS SMOKIN' HOT MODEL GIRLFRIEND!!!

Amendola and Olivia Culpo -- Miss Universe 2012 -- hit the sand in South Beach on Tuesday armed with a pigskin and some very small bathing suits. 

The two played some catch -- Olivia showed off her rocket arm -- and then they took things to the water ... where Danny gave his GF a piggyback ride around the ocean. 

Danny played for the Patriots from 2013 to 2017 -- and won two Super Bowls during his run with Tom Brady and pals. 

Amendola signed a 2-year, $12 million contract with the Dolphins during the off-season -- and now, the Fish are 3-0 and have a chance to really make a statement with a victory over New England. 

The bad news for Danny ... the Dolphins are 7.5-point underdogs going into Sunday's game.

The good for Danny ... LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS!!!!!!

#Winning. 

Brandon Jenner & Leah Felder File For Divorce ... Make Split Official

9/25/2018 12:30 PM PDT
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2:30 PM PT -- According to the divorce docs, obtained by TMZ, Leah says they split on July 10. She cites irreconcilable differences. 

She's asking for spousal support and says she wants to share custody of their child. 

Brandon Jenner and Leah Felder have officially filed for divorce after 6 years of marriage.

Felder filed Tuesday to make the couple's split official. The pair dated for 8 years before tying the knot in 2012. They had one child together, a daughter named Eva.

Earlier this month, the couple released a joint statement about their split, saying, "Even though we have chosen to separate as a couple, we still love one another very, very much and remain a major part of each other’s lives — as best friends, family and loving parents to our daughter.”

The statement continued. “There has been no lying or cheating or fighting that prompted this change, just an expansion of our individual evolution which has inspired us to support each other in a new way. We are still, very much, a loving family and are bonded by a deep connection that is rooted in love.”

Colin Kaepernick & Eric Reid Gives Backpacks To Kids In NYC ... No NFL? No Problem.

9/25/2018 1:27 PM PDT

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid are still making a difference while away from the football field ... this time showing up in NYC to give away backpacks to kids going back to school.

Reid, Kap and Kap's girlfriend -- Hot 97 radio personality Nessa -- hit up a New York City area Girls Club and provided the young ladies with much-needed gear for the school year.

It's an interesting time for Colin especially ... it was only a week ago that his lawyer, Mark Geragos, hinted that either the Raiders or Patriots might be signing Kaep soon, making people think an NFL return could be imminent.

Clearly, that hasn't got him distracted from working with his Know Your Rights Camp, because they're still doing the work ... even if he's mysteriously still out of work.

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Bill Cosby Hollywood Walk Star Will Stay After Sexual Assault Sentencing

9/25/2018 11:41 AM PDT

Bill Cosby is going away, but his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame isn't going anywhere ... TMZ has learned. 

Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to 3 to 10 years in state prison. The comedian was also deemed a "sexually violent predator," meaning he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. 

We reached out to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce regarding the status of Cosby's star on the Walk of Fame, and a rep for the organization says it'll stay put.

The rep explained, "Once installed, the stars become part of the historic fabric of the Walk of Fame, a 'designated historic cultural landmark,' and are intended to be permanent. The stars only commemorate the recipient’s professional accomplishments."  

The statement continues, "It is regrettable when the personal lives of inductees do not measure up to public standards and expectations; however, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce does not remove stars from the Walk of Fame."

Cosby's star was recently vandalized with the words, "Serial Rapist," but the graffiti was quickly removed. 

Nicki Minaj Keeps $25k Promise to Geoffrey Owens ... He Donates to Charity

9/25/2018 9:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nicki Minaj has paid up her promised $25,000 to former 'Cosby Show' actor Geoffrey Owens, and he's taking the money ... and paying it forward.

Sources tell us Nicki's team recently reached out and sent a check to Owens. You'll remember, Nicki vowed on her 'Queen Radio' show to give him $25k in response to someone attempting to shame him with a pic of him working at Trader Joe's.

Owens made the decision to donate the money, in full, to a cause near and dear to his heart and acting career. 

Geoffrey tells us, "I would like to give this donation of 25k to the Actor’s Fund in memory of the late, great Earle Hyman -- who played Cosby’s father, ‘Russell’, on “The Cosby Show” -- who lived his last many years and died at the Actors’ Home, (funded and run by the Actor’s Fund). I am extremely grateful to Nicki Minaj for enabling struggling actors to continue pursuing their dreams."

Nicki seems to share Owens' appreciation, telling us, "I'm happy to be a part of a great cause. I wish Geoffrey much success and want him to know how loved he is. Rest in Peace to Earle Hyman."

TMZ broke the story ... Owens has gotten a wave of job offers since the photo surfaced, the most significant being a 10-episode gig on Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots."

'Southern Charm' Star Arrested for Assault & Battery ... After Forcible Rape Accusation

9/25/2018 10:39 AM PDT
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12:50 PM PT -- We've obtained more docs detailing the alleged incident. The report states Ravenel allegedly grabbed the victim's hand and placed it on his penis. While Thomas allegedly tried to remove her clothing, the victim's shirt got wrapped around her neck, causing her to struggle to breathe.

The docs state Ravenel pulled the victim's pants down and said, "Show me your pu**y," while he allegedly began to grab her genitals. The woman was able to escape and she immediately told her sister and then ex-husband of the assault. Photos were taken of her injuries.

Ravenel has been released on a $20k personal recognizance bond, but had to surrender his passport, cannot leave the state, and a no contact order is in place for the alleged victim.

10:34 AM PT -- According to a police report -- obtained by TMZ -- the arrest comes on the heels of an accusation made by a woman in May who told cops Ravenel forcibly raped her at his home in 2015.

An article published by People in May stated the woman worked as a nanny for Ravenel. She says Thomas was out with friends and when he returned home he cornered her in a bedroom, undressed himself and proceeded to remove her clothing. The report did not detail much more than that. "Southern Charm" star Thomas Ravenel has been arrested for assault and battery in South Carolina.

Ravenel was booked Tuesday morning in Charleston County and is currently being held without bond. The 56-year-old's listed charge is for assault and battery in the 2nd degree. 

Ravenel -- who was South Carolina's state treasurer in 2007 -- resigned from the position after he was indicted on federal cocaine distribution charges.  

He left the Bravo show earlier this year after multiple women came forward and accused Ravenel of sexual assault. In leaving the show, he said, "I'm not doing the show anymore. In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me. I decided I've got too much to lose and informed them I'm not coming back."

It's currently unclear what led to Tuesday's arrest. 

Originally Published -- 9/25/2018 8:52 AM PDT

President Trump UN Ambassadors LOL in His Face ... 'I Didn't Expect That'

9/25/2018 8:22 AM PDT
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President Trump is now literally a laughing stock -- he addressed the United Nations and drew audible laughs when he pulled his signature move ... bragging about his presidency.

The embarrassing moment went down Tuesday morning at the UN where Trump was addressing the General Assembly. During his speech, Trump quipped, "In less than 2 years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country."

You just gotta watch it. The gathered ambassadors couldn't contain their laughter. The roomful of LOLs prompted a head tilt and awkward smile from 45. He was almost forced to say, "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay" ... which drew even more laughs.

Sad. 

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