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Mark Salling Indicted for Child Porn

5/27/2016 12:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0525-mark-salling-tmz-02Mark Salling has been indicted for possessing child pornography.

A federal grand jury indicted the "Glee" star on 2 counts of child porn. Salling's laptop was seized last year, and allegedly contained thousands of images and videos of child porn. One count involves a flash drive which allegedly contained images involving a prepubescent minor and a minor under 12.

U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker says, "Young victims are harmed every time an image is generated, every time it is distributed and every time it is viewed."

If convicted of receiving child porn, Salling faces a minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum of 20 years in prison. On the charge of possessing child porn, he could receive 20 years.
 

Amber Heard Claims Johnny's Violence Triggered by Drug, Alcohol Abuse

5/27/2016 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527-amber-launch-05Amber Heard claims in legal docs ... during their entire relationship Johnny Depp was verbally and physically abusive, and she lays part of the blame on drug and alcohol abuse.

TMZ has obtained the legal docs Amber filed to support her claim that Johnny smashed an iPhone against her face Saturday night, which she claims triggered her move to file for divorce.  As we reported, cops came but she declined to file a report.

Amber claims, before the alleged incident over the weekend -- during her birthday party at home last month ... Johnny showed up "inebriated and high." She says after the guests left, they argued and he threw a magnum-sized bottle of champagne at the wall and a wine glass at her. She says he grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her onto the bed. She also says he grabbed her by the hair and shoved her to the floor.

Amber says she didn't see Johnny again for a month, until Saturday night. She says he was drunk and high again and they were talking about his mom's passing the day before. She says he "suddenly began obsessing" about something, got mad, grabbed the phone, "wound up his arm like a baseball pitcher and threw the cell phone at me striking my cheek and eye."

She claims he also pulled her hair and struck her, then she says he grabbed a magnum-sized bottle of wine, chugged some and then used the bottle to break objects around the house.

Amber Heard Cops Say No Evidence of Injuries

5/27/2016 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527_AMBER_HEARD_LAPD_tmzAmber Heard had no evidence of any injuries when cops came to her home Saturday night after getting a 911 call ... this according to LAPD law enforcement sources.

As we reported, when cops arrived Amber refused to file a police report. She now claims Johnny hurled a cell phone at her face, badly bruising her eye, but our law enforcement sources say they saw no injury at all. In fact, we're told she never alleged any brutality ... just that they had an argument.

Our sources say she refused to offer any more information, so they left.  

As we reported, sources connected with Johnny say Amber is lying ... making up the domestic violence story. One of the things Johnny points to is Instagram ... Amber was tagged in a pic showing she was partying with friends Sunday, the day after the alleged attack. The photo was deleted on Friday after the news media spotted it. 

The LAPD says they had no reason to believe Johnny Depp struck Amber Heard with his phone when they were called to the couple's apartment. 

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Diplo Sorry, Bieber .. That Sample's Gonna Cost Ya

5/27/2016 12:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Diplo says it's only a matter of time until Justin Bieber and his team cough up some dough to White Hinterland, the indie artist who says her vocals were jacked for JB's "Sorry."

We got Diplo at LAX Thursday fresh off a gig with Skrillex, and asked him about Hinterland's lawsuit ... which also named Skrillex, since he produced Justin's hit.

Check out his take on the tricky biz of sampling, and why he's pretty sure somebody on Bieber's side will have to pay. And you gotta hear how he almost got burned while producing Beyonce's "All Night."

Luckily for Diplo ... his ears saved his ass. His wallet, not so much.

Amber Heard Claims Domestic Violence Gets Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp

5/27/2016 9:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527-amber-heard-injury-tmzAmber Heard showed up in court with a bruise on her face claiming Johnny Depp physically assaulted her and she's the victim of repeated domestic violence ... and the judge issued a restraining order requiring Johnny to stay 100 yards away from her.

Sources connected to Johnny are calling BS, saying Amber "is an affront to real victims of domestic violence."

The judge also gave Amber the right to live in the family home, but rejected a request to protect at least one of their dogs from Johnny.  Amber asked for $50k a month in spousal support, but the judge rejected that request.  And the judge declined to order Johnny into anger management. 

Heard showed up with her lawyer, Samantha Spector, armed with photos showing various bruises ... she claims Depp inflicted various times during their marriage. 

We obtained this pic ... showing Amber with a bruise around her eye, which she says Depp inflicted Saturday night. Heard claims the pic was taken shortly after she was allegedly struck.

She claims Depp smashed his iPhone on her face.

Amber claims during the alleged attack, Johnny shattered various objects in the apartment. She says she was on the phone with a friend during the fight, and when Johnny grabbed her phone she screamed to her friend, "Call the cops!" The friend called 911 and cops came to the residence.

Amber says when cops arrived Johnny had already fled, so they took a report.

We're told cops told Amber they would find Johnny and arrest him if she gave a statement about the alleged violence, but she refused. Officers told her if she changed her mind she could call them. 

0527-amber-heard-police-call-detective-card-LAPD-TMZ-04Cops gave Amber this business card and told her to call if she wants to press charges. As far as we know, she has not gone back to the cops.

Heard claims after he allegedly hit her he offered her money to stay quiet, but instead she filed for divorce first thing Monday morning.

Amber says she has video of one of the beatings.  

It's interesting ... she's asking for a temporary restraining order claiming there's an immediate threat of harm, but Depp has been out of town since Wednesday promoting his new movie. Depp's lawyer, Laura Wasser, appeared on his behalf.

TMZ broke the story ... 3 days after Depp's mom died, Amber filed for divorce. And one week after his mom died, she's claiming domestic violence. 

As for why Depp and his people are calling BS ... first she never filed a police report, and she posted Instagram pics after the alleged beating and never showed any injury.

  

Bella Thorne Curves On The Roadside

5/27/2016 11:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527_bella_thorne_bikini_launchBella Thorne put it all out there -- well, most of it ... during a photo shoot in Malibu.

The 18-year-old Disney star posed with a compact car definitely not built to handle her kinda curves.

In other news...

Rihanna Exposes Her BREASTS In A Sheer Dress (Caution: NSFW)

Rihanna’s bra took the day off from “work, work, work, work, work, work” as she stepped out in NYC with her breasts on FULL DISPLAY

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Amber Heard I Want The House And The Dogs

5/27/2016 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527-amber-heard-johnny-depp-tmz-06Amber Heard is going for the full monty, asking the judge not only for the house she lived in with Johnny but she wants the dogs as well ... TMZ has learned.

Amber is in court right now, claiming Johnny inflicted great violence on her. But she's also getting down to business. According to legal docs, she wants their house, the Range Rover, the 2 dogs (that landed Amber and Johnny in hot water in Australia), spousal support, and attorney's fees.

As we reported, sources connected with Johnny say her domestic violence allegations are bogus. She refused to file a police report. According to his legal documents, he also rejects her spousal support claim ... they were only married 15 months. 

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Gucci Mane I'm Free ... To Drop New Music!

5/27/2016 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gucci Mane proved he was NOT joking about getting back in the rap game, by dropping a single less than 24 hours after his release from prison.

Gucci released "First Day Out Tha Feds" on Friday, and it sounds like he hasn't lost a step when it comes to his flow on the mic. Mike WiLL Made-It produced the track, and there's likely more to come. Word is he's getting ready to release a full mixtape.

TMZ broke the story ... Gucci was released 4 months early from prison, and it looks like he's on a mission.

  

Kim & Kanye's Ex-Bodyguard I'll Shut Up When You Fork Over My Pay!

5/27/2016 8:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian's ex-bodyguard ... whose big mouth might have already cost him $30 million, is blabbling again -- this time claiming he'll gladly stop talking for the right price.

As TMZ first reported, Kim and Kanye West are threatening to sue Steve Stanulis into the stone ages for breaking his confidentiality agreement. You'll recall he did a bunch of interviews claiming he was fired for chatting up Kim on the job ... which they deny.

Stanulis seemed to laugh off the threat Thursday in Staten Island, saying he's still owed money from his last gig with the Wests -- and insinuating he never signed any agreement.

Check out the video ... which, by the way, might end up costing him another $10 million! Not smart.

As for his claim about back pay -- we're told the security company that hired Stanulis is still waiting for him to turn in an invoice and expense report. So, he's only got himself to blame.

In other news...

WHAT A NIGHTMARE! Kim Accidentally Exposes Her Private Parts To Italian Counts & Countesses

WHOOPS! Kim Kardashian is NEVER going to be able to live this down -- and we can't blame her!

SEE MORE »

Mally Mall Furious Over Dead Exotic Cat Pic

5/27/2016 8:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527-mally-mal-cat-twitter-launch-01Mally Mall is pissed Clark County tweeted a pic of his dead exotic cat with laughing emojis ... mocking the tragic situation.

TMZ broke the story ... the rapper/producer lost his pet caracal, Nyla, Thursday in a house fire. Shortly after the fire, the Clark County official Twitter page posted a pic of the dead cat. But that's not all ... the tweet included the "laughing so hard you cry" emoji. 

The county deleted the tweet within minutes and apologized for using the "wrong emojis." It appears they intended to use the "crying" emoji.

Still, we're told Mally's furious and says it's totally insensitive and an invasion of his privacy. It's still unclear what started the blaze. 

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Khloe Kardashian Trigger for Divorce ... She Wants Kids

5/27/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0526-khloe-lamar-tmz-02Khloe Kardashian told Lamar Odom she needed to end their marriage once and for all ... because the clock is ticking and she wants kids ... sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ.

Our sources say Khloe sat Lamar down recently and explained she wanted a family, and couldn't even start the process of looking until she was single again.

We're told Khloe made it clear to Lamar from the time he almost died last year ... she was dropping the divorce because she wanted to help him get better. She vowed not to re-file until he was able to run his own life day-to-day, and she believes he's at that point right now.

Khloe has made it clear to friends and family ... there has never been a romantic relationship since she filed for divorce the first time around in December 2013

Lamar, we're told, completely understood, and the 2 vow to remain friends, and Khloe has promised she'll help him whenever he needs it.

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TMZ Live Johnny Depp & Amber Heard: Shocking Divorce

5/26/2016 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
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Rosie O'Donnell I Choked When I Met Caitlyn Jenner ... Total Trump Move!

5/27/2016 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rosie O'Donnell's first time meeting Caitlyn Jenner was a classic -- as in, a classic screw up.

Rosie did a little stand-up in NYC Thursday night during a show with Cyndi Lauper and Boy George -- and recalled meeting Caitlyn at Kanye West's MSG show. Honest mistake on her part? Check out the video.

Bonus points to Rosie for turning her personal faux pas into a Donald Trump dig -- y'know he'd do the same to her in a heartbeat.

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