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Suge Knight

Hit And Run In Compton

Victim Dead

53 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Suge Knight got into a fight on the set of a film project in Compton, and ran over a man ... and we're told the victim is dead ... and Suge fled the scene.

Multiple witnesses tell us some kind of shoot -- possibly for a movie or documentary -- was going down with Game, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre when Suge pulled up in his car.
  
We're told a fight broke out between Suge and 2 crew members. Suge got back into his car, took the wheel and threw the vehicle in reverse ... and ran over a bystander.

It's unclear at this point if the victim was connected to the film project.

Sources connected with Suge tell TMZ ... the 2 men who fought Suge were the instigators. Our sources say Suge was scared because he's in frail health -- in addition to being shot 6 times last summer, he recently almost died from a blood clot.  

Sources tell TMZ ... the victim is Terry Carter, who we're told is a friend of Suge's. Another man was also hit ... Cle "Bone" Sloane -- who's appeared in "Training Day" and "End of Watch" -- suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

We're told there was a passenger in Suge's car, who will be a critical witness in the hit and run.

Story developing ... 

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Scientology

Attacks Hit Flick

Our Main Accuser's a Liar!

1/29/2015 2:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Church of Scientology is on the attack against the director of a documentary eviscerating the org., claiming the guy who made the most indicting claims is a known liar. 

A rep from Scientology tells TMZ ... the man featured in the movie who claims Church officials illegally wiretapped Nicole Kidman cannot be believed because he has admitted under oath in a court case he's lied about the Church before.  

The rep says in December Marty Rathbun -- a former Scientology exec featured in the documentary -- was under oath in a deposition late last year and admitted he lied about Scientology practices. He also admitted to obstruction of justice.  

We've confirmed Rathbun did indeed lie, but his position -- which he discussed in the deposition -- is that he lied to protect the Church and cover up its misdeeds. Rathbun says he was an executive in the Church at the time and did not want to squeal on alleged misdeeds of Church leader David Miscavige.  

Rathbun claims in the documentary that he was tasked with facilitating the breakup of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, because her dad was a psychologist and the Church felt he was influencing the actor into distancing himself from Scientology. 

The Scientology rep expressed frustration at the flick, saying, "These people personify the famous quote by Winston Churchill, 'A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.'"

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Jagged Edge Singer Arrested

Allegedly Shoved Engagement Ring

Down Fiancée's Throat

1/29/2015 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Jagged Edge Singer Arrested Engagement Ring
Jagged Edge singer Kyle Norman probably won't be meeting his fiancée at the altar, because he's been accused of beating her ... and attempting to make her swallow her own engagement ring.

The singer was arrested early Thursday morning in Atlanta after officers responded to a fight call between the couple ... and found her with a golf ball-sized welt on her head. 

According to cops, the woman claims Norman threatened to kill her ... then he allegedly began punching and choking her with a scarf -- and then tried to force the ring down her throat. 

We're told Norman went peacefully when cops arrived. He claimed the whole fight started because he was upset about his dad having cancer. She says they were arguing about drinking. 

Norman was charged with aggravated assault, and is still behind bars.  

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Diddy

Not Again ...

Kids Get Swatted

1/29/2015 1:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Diddy SwattedLAPD rushed to the home of Diddy's kids in response to a death threat and gunfire call ... but it may just be a bad comeback for "swatting."

Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops got a call early Thursday AM that a disturbing letter threatening to kill everybody in the house was left on the doorstep of baby mama Kim Porter's L.A. area home.

Officers rushed to the scene, but no one was home ... nor was there a letter. 

Six minutes after cops left ... another call came in reporting multiple shots were fired, and the house was engulfed in flames. Police rushed back, but again ... nothing.

We're told cops are investigating to see if the calls are connected to a rash of "swatting" back in 2013 ... when celebs like Diddy, Magic Johnson, Khloe Kardashian, Clint Eastwood, and Rihanna were victimized.

Benzino

I Don't Fly Loaded ...

Carry-On Gun Was an Accident

1/29/2015 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Benzino Gun ArrestIt may be difficult to mistake a MAC-10 for a MacBook Pro ... but former "Love and Hip Hop" star Benzino says his recent airport arrest was just a tech inspired accident.

Benzino tells us he stores his gun at home in a laptop bag -- unsafe, we know -- and when he left for the airport Tuesday night, the producer forgot to take his 9 millimeter out of the luggage. 

The reality star says he bought the gun last year after he was shot on the way to his mom's funeral procession ... but he doesn't carry it around at all times.

Benzino adds, "This is an unfortunate situation that was a huge honest mistake and I will always check from now on exactly where it is." 

Maybe he should take a gun safety class as well.

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Aaron Hernandez

Alleged Gun-Toting Video

From Day Of Odin Lloyd Murder ...

1/29/2015 10:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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It could be the closest thing to a smoking gun ... prosecutors just played video in court showing Aaron Hernandez holding what they claim is a firearm in the hours after he allegedly killed Odin Lloyd.  

Prosecutors say the footage was taken inside Hernandez's Massachusetts house on June 17, 2013 ... showing the forming NFL star clutching what appears to be a glock firearm. 

Officials believe Lloyd was shot 6 times earlier that morning ... and are convinced Aaron pulled the trigger using the very same gun in the surveillance video.  

Aaron's lawyers are calling the video into question -- saying the object in Hernandez's hand could be anything from an iPad to a cell phone to a remote control. 

Opening statements in the murder case just wrapped up. Stay tuned ...

Shanna Moakler

I'm Riding With the Hells Angels Now

... Travis, Beware

1/29/2015 9:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Shanna Moakler BoyfriendTravis Barker has good reason to be worried about a run-in with Shanna Moakler's biker boyfriend ... turns out he's a Hells Angel.

TMZ has learned the boyfriend Moakler allegedly threatened to let loose on Barker ... is in the club's San Fernando Valley Chapter. Shanna and Travis were both arrested a couple of weeks ago for slinging death threats.  

Sources close to Shanna believe Barker will try to use her bf's Angel ties against her in their custody battle, but we're told Shanna's insisting he's a nonviolent pussy cat with no rap sheet.  

Despite her concerns ... Shanna posts pics of her man on the reg, but always blurs the Hells Angel patches on his cut. We're told Shanna's reminding friends the Angels do a lot of good charity rides and fundraisers.

Just don't ever touch his hog ... unless you're Shanna.

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Bruce Jenner

Kris Who?

I'm in Control of My TV Docuseries

1/29/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bruce Jenner
is calling ALL the shots in the production of his upcoming docuseries which chronicles a journey that will produce some fundamental changes in his life ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the production tell TMZ ... the docuseries will begin airing in either May or June on E!.   

We're told a significant portion of the docuseries will involve Bruce's interaction with doctors, discussing procedures and goals. It will also deal with psychological implications.

As we reported, Bruce's family, including his daughters, sons and Kris, will all appear on the show but they are not the central part.

Our sources say Bruce is at the center of production. Kris is not calling any of the shots. And we're told it's a "completely separate project" from "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and Bruce does NOT want it to air until the "Kardashians" finale is over and out.

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Justin Bieber

I've Been Covering Up Who I Really Am

... Begs for Mercy

1/28/2015 9:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber is making a very emotional and thought-provoking apology to his fans -- but what's unclear is exactly WHY he's doing it.

Bieber seemed to be pouring his heart out in the video he posted late Wednesday evening. He copped to covering up his true feelings for the past year and a half ... and promised he was trying to change. 

The video mea culpa came hours after Justin taped an episode of "Ellen." Sources at the taping tell us Justin kinda bombed the appearance -- giving Ellen DeGeneres one word answers ... and seeming extremely nervous.

In his confession, Justin says "I was afraid of what people are thinking about me right now."

JB added ... he wanted everyone to know he's not the type of person to say, "I don't give a f**k" -- or at least he isn't anymore. Watch the video ... makes you wonder how badly he really tanked.
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Chris Pratt

I'm The Next Indiana Jones ...

If You Say So, Sure?

1/29/2015 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

012915_chris_pratt_launchChris Pratt is getting into "Indy" flicks -- and getting handy with a bullwhip -- at least everyone hopes he is ... and he's not doing much to squash the blockbuster rumor. 

If you missed it, there's been buzz that Pratt will be the next "Indiana Jones" ... and Wednesday night at LAX, our photog (and a clever autograph seeker) got Chris to answer the big question.

CP was on his way back from a hunting trip, and claimed he's been busy killing things in the woods -- so he tries to play the "ignorance is bliss" card at first.

But watch Pratt's short roundabout answers ... to us, it sounds like there's more than a chance.

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Lindsay Lohan

Prosecutor Calls BS ...

Will Recommend Jail

1/29/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan
could go to jail for doing BS community service ... at least if the prosecutor has his way.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... prosecutor Terry White is indignant over the revelation Lindsay's community service organization let her do ridiculous things to fulfill her obligation. As we first reported, Lindsay got 18 hours credit for meeting and greeting fans after her London play. 

And Lindsay got 70 hours credit for allowing young people to follow her around for "work shadowing experience" ... pretty incredible, since she wasn't working at the time. 

We're told White believes Lindsay had an obligation to inform the court the types of community service she was doing. White objected to allowing Lindsay to do her community service in London for this very reason, and now we're told he feels she's manipulated the system and should do jail time for not completing legitimate community service. 

Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, told the judge her client merely did what she was told to do by the community service organization.

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Ludacris to Baby Mama:

Let's Make a Deal!

1/28/2015 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Donald Trump

I'm Raging Mad ...

Over Chick Ghostbusters [TMZ TV]

1/29/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ TV

012815_tv_tune_in_ghostbusters_launch_v3 Donald Trump isn't waiting for the new 'Indiana Jones' or the all-chick "Ghostbusters" reboot to even be filmed ... before blasting out his reviews -- and they ain't good.

Now, if we can just get Donald's take on real comedy -- Harvey's pitch for a “Titanic” remake. It's awfully hysterical ... but mostly just awful.tmz-on-tv-3

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