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'Smallville' Star Allison Mack Sex Cult Arrest Scores Her New Ankle Jewelry/ GPS Monitor

4/26/2018 6:52 AM PDT

Allison Mack's every move is, officially, on Uncle Sam's radar ... the "Smallville" star is now rocking a sweet little GPS monitor on the heels of her sex cult arrest.

Mack, who was best known as Chloe Sullivan on "Smallville," is now known as the alleged pimp of a sex cult who got busted in Mexico last week. She was extradited to the U.S., and Wednesday in L.A. she got fitted with a GPS ankle monitor as a term of her bail.

Mack was indicted on sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor charges. She could get 15 years to life, if convicted. The FBI says she recruited and directed women, sometimes other actresses, to have sex with Keith Raniere -- the alleged leader of the cult -- who was also arrested.

Big bro's watching her now.

Patton Oswalt Late Wife's Book Helps Nab 'Golden State Killer' Suspect

4/25/2018 9:21 AM PDT

Patton Oswalt can do a small victory dance in his late wife's honor because her posthumously released crime book might've led to the arrest of an alleged serial killer and rapist ... known as the Golden State Killer.

Cops in the Sacramento area arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo early Wednesday morning, and booked him for 2 murders they believe are linked to a string of unsolved killings, rapes and home burglaries in California in the '70s and '80s.

Michelle McNamara, Patton's late wife, referred to DeAngelo as the main suspect in the case in her book, "I'll Be Gone in the Dark." Patton helped finish the book with Michelle's co-author after she died in 2016. As Patton put it after hearing about the arrest, "You got him, Michelle."

Police haven't confirmed yet, but people who cover the case think Michelle's book started a new push to make an arrest in the cold case.

'Smallville' Star Sam Jones III Allison Mack Hid Her 'Inner Freak' ... 'Sex Cult' Shocks Me!!!

4/25/2018 7:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of Allison Mack's co-stars on "Smallville" says she was fairly normal while shooting the show, and never showed any signs she might have been part of an alleged sex cult.

We got Sam Jones III -- who starred alongside Mack for 3 seasons -- and he tells us she had a boyfriend at the time, and he never suspected she would get arrested for alleged ties to the self-help group, Nxivm -- for which she's accused of recruiting women to be "sex slaves." 

Smallville's Pete Ross offered his ex-castmate some advice ahead of her trial, where she's facing sex trafficking and conspiracy charges ... and could get 15 years in prison. His tip has to do with the residuals from the show, which -- as Sam showed us -- are still pretty fat.

Meek Mill Judge Will Not Remove Herself from the Case

4/25/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill's judge will NOT remove herself from his drug and weapons case ... despite the Pennsylvania Supreme Court inviting her to do so ... TMZ has learned.

Judge Genece Brinkley maintains she has been giving and will continue to give Meek a fair shake, this according to her lawyer, A. Charles Peruto, Jr.

Peruto tells TMZ the judge does not feel the Supreme Court in any way repudiated her rulings when it ordered that Meek go free without bail, pending the next hearing in June.

The hearing will determine if the drug and weapons case should be thrown out because of the testimony of a crooked cop, and Peruto suggested Judge Brinkley will not necessarily side with the prosecutor and Meek's lawyer, both of whom are asking the judge to toss the conviction.

Peruto says there were other cops who testified in the case, and if their credibility is intact the judge might not overturn the conviction.  

Judge Brinkley's lawyer says the judge bears no grudge against Meek and insists she's been fair from the start.

So, if the PA Supreme Court was trying to gently suggest that Brinkley remove herself from the case, the message was not received.

Meek Mill To Be Released From Prison Free Man Within Hours!

4/24/2018 12:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1:23 PM PT -- According to the PA Supreme Court's official order, the justices cited the alleged corrupt police officer who served as a "critical witness" in Meek's original gun and drugs case as a crucial point in their decision to order his bail. It also said prosecutors were not opposed to him being released, and sided with them.

Meek Mill will be a free man in 1 hour ... out of prison after a long legal battle.

The Supreme Court of PA made the decision, overruling Judge Genece Brinkley. Judge Brinkley was severely criticized for what some say was a grudge against Meek and keeping him in prison, despite prosecutors asking that his conviction be overturned because of a dirty cop.

Judge Brinkley denied Meek bail last week after prosecutors asked her to toss the conviction, and instead she set a hearing for 60 days later. Many found that outrageous, and that apparently includes justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

The justices released Meek with no bail, pending a hearing in about 60 days to possibly dismiss the conviction. One remarkable thing, which is a clear diss to Judge Brinkley ... the justices refused to boot Judge Brinkley from the case, but said she "may opt to remove herself from presiding over this matter."

Meek tells TMZ ... "I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time."

"While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive."

The rapper also hopped on a call with T.I. after his release ... T.I. posted a video of the call, and Meek sounds ecstatic. 

Meek adds, "To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice – not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct. Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career." 

Meek's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, says, "Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail. Meek is excited to be reunited with his family, and we, along with Meek, intend to continue to shine the light on a justice system in need of reform to prevent any other citizen from being put through what Meek has endured."

Waffle House Shooting Murder Suspect Arrested ... After Allegedly Killing 4

4/23/2018 11:42 AM PDT
Breaking News

The man who allegedly shot up a Waffle House in Tennessee killing four people this weekend has been arrested after being on the run for a day.

29-year-old Travis Reinking was arrested Monday, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. The Waffle House he's accused of firing upon was also in the Nashville area.

Reinking is accused of opening fire Sunday at the famous restaurant chain with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. A civilian named James Shaw Jr., has been hailed a hero after he intercepted the alleged gunman, disarmed him and pushed him outside where he fled.

It is reported that Reinking was naked at the time of the shooting and left the scene of the crime by foot. He had been on the lam overnight before being apprehended. It's unclear exactly where he was arrested, and under what circumstances.

R&B Singer Chris Williams Oops, Forgot About My Shoplifting Case Now I'm a Wanted Man

4/23/2018 10:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R&B singer Chris Williams' forgetful memory has apparently struck again -- he missed a court hearing in his shoplifting case ... and now he's wanted by cops.

Law enforcement sources tell us Chris failed to appear in court last week in connection with his petty theft case  ... and a judge just issued a bench warrant. There won't be a manhunt or anything, but if he comes across police and they run his name ... he'll be cuffed and hauled off to jail.

We broke the story ... Chris was allegedly caught red-handed trying to walk out of a Kohl's in Georgia last October with a pair of pricey headphones -- and when he was stopped by security ... he told them he forgot he'd bagged the item. Cops were called and he was arrested.

He might've been dreamin' with Wesley Snipes and co. in 1991 -- but he's about to get a wake-up call pretty soon here ... get your ass to court!

Taylor Swift Man Breaks into Home ... Showers and Sleeps in Her Bed!

4/20/2018 3:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Taylor Swift had a real life version of Goldilocks play out in one of her homes, as an intruder got way too comfortable after breaking into the place.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Roger Alvarado allegedly climbed up a ladder, smashed a window with his hand and got into the NYC brownstone early Friday. Once he got in, he took a shower and fell asleep in a bed.

This would be the part where Taylor walks in on him, if this really were Goldilocks ... luckily, she wasn't there. However, a witness spotted Alvarado breaking in and called cops. He was arrested inside the home and charged with stalking, burglary and criminal mischief.  

Taylor just owns the property -- she bought it a few months ago, but we're told she's never lived there.

She's been the target of several scary run-ins lately. Most recently, a man was arrested trying to scale the wall of her Bev Hills mansion, and another showed up at that same mansion with a mask and rubber gloves. Both were arrested.  

Nick Gordon Charged for Hanging with GF ... Disobeying Court Order

4/20/2018 7:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Gordon's been officially charged for breaking the conditions of his bond by hanging out with his girlfriend ... after he'd been arrested for hitting her. 

The State Attorney's Office in Seminole County, FL just announced the charge against Gordon. On March 19 cops were called to his girlfriend Laura Leal's apartment after an anonymous tipster told them Nick was there. Nick had been ordered by a judge to have no contact with Leal. 

The misdemeanor charge comes on the heels of Gordon being criminally cleared of the domestic violence charges. Leal told cops she'd actually attacked Nick, and police body cam footage from the incident showed Gordon distraught and his shirt ripped.

Nick will have to be back in court next month to face the charge.

As far as we know, he and Laura are still together.

Ahman Green Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct In Child Abuse Case

4/19/2018 2:52 PM PDT
Breaking News

Ex-NFL running back Ahman Green has plead guilty to disorderly conduct in his child abuse case ... stemming from a June 2017 incident in which he allegedly punched his 15-year-old daughter in the face. 

As we previously reported, the 41-year-old former Green Bay Packers star was arrested in Wisconsin and initially charged with felony child abuse and disorderly conduct. 

Green had acknowledged getting physical with his child (admitting he pushed her) but said he was only disciplining her for refusing to do the dishes -- and did not cross the line into child abuse. 

Still, prosecutors pushed forward with the case ... and ultimately struck a plea deal with Green in which he agreed to enter an Alford Plea to two lesser misdemeanor charges (disorderly conduct and criminal damages). 

FYI, an Alford Plea is a form of a guilty plea in which the accused denies wrongdoing but admits there is enough evidence to get a conviction. 

In exchange prosecutors recommended NO jail time. Instead, he'll likely get 18 months probation, fines, anger management and will have to write a letter of apology to his daughter. 

Green appeared in court Thursday for the hearing. 

Green has issued a statement insisting his "name has been cleared of the terrible crime of child abuse."

"I have never and would never abuse anyone, including my daughter whom I love, dearly."

"While I have no doubt in my mind that I would have been successful in front of a jury of my peers in defending myself against all charges, even the two minor charges to which I have entered a no-contest plea, I decided as a father that I did not want to put my daughter, and the rest of my family, through the emotional trauma of a trial."

Orlando Brown Swaps Inmate Gear for a New Suit ... After Released from Jail

4/19/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Orlando Brown is back on the outside, and he's got himself nice new duds, too ... all 'cause he was bold enough to ask a random dude near the jail to give him the suit off his back.

TMZ has obtained video from just minutes after Orlando was released from L.A. County Jail Tuesday after a warrant hearing, when we're told he saw two dudes -- Kelvin Asiedu and Raptographer -- doing a photo shoot down the street ... and asked one of them for his outfit -- literally, the one the guy was wearing.

Sure enough, the guys recognized Orlando from his Disney days and happily obliged. Surprisingly, the suit fit ... albeit, it did take a little time to get the pants on.

As we reported ... Orlando was arrested by a bounty hunter in Vegas last week and extradited to L.A. based on outstanding warrants for his arrest. The entire ordeal was pretty dramatic, to say the least ... with Orlando being found in a closet in his underwear

He's got a full getup now, though -- and hey, it's from Zara of all places. You seeing this, Raven?!

FSU QB Deondre Francois Busted for Weed ... Blames GF

4/17/2018 12:27 PM PDT
Breaking News

More trouble for Florida State QB Deondre Francois -- who was just busted for weed in Tallahassee ... and immediately tried to throw his GF under the bus. 

According to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports, cops raided Francois' home on April 12 over a tip he may have been dealing marijuana. 

Cops say Francois' girlfriend, Diamond Simone Lindsey, was in the house at the time of the search -- and if you recognize that name, it's because she's the same person who accused the QB of domestic violence back in January. 

Francois was detained while cops searched the place -- but they ultimately determined there wasn't enough evidence to prove he was slangin'. 

Cops did however find 17 grams of "cannabis/tobacco mixture" and "items of drug paraphernalia" on the premises and asked Francois for an explanation. 

Francois -- being the quality BF he is -- tried to pin the whole thing on Lindsey. 

"Francois attempted to minimize his culpability by saying that he 'can't smoke right now' and saying that the cannabis belonged to [Lindsey]."

Cops ultimately didn't buy it and cited Francois for possession. FSU coach Willie Taggart says he's met with Deondre and is handling the matter internally. 

As for the domestic violence case from January ... the investigation was later dropped and no charges were ever filed. 

Taylor Swift Obsessed Fan Busted for Felony Stalking

4/17/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

11:41 AM PT -- Beverly Hills PD filed for and was granted a temporary firearms restraining order against Taylor's alleged stalker, Julius Sandrock, in which they claim his car was found to contain an empty gun holster, live rounds of ammunition, latex gloves, black gloves, a knife and multiple types of masks, black rope, Rx medication, and psychologist paperwork. Cops also say Sandrock was arrested attempting to break into Taylor's home while wearing a mask and rubber gloves. They claim he told officers he suffers from OCD, bipolar disorder, severe depression and manic episodes. Sandrock is on probation in Colorado for "disorderly conduct and discharging a firearm," according to police.Taylor Swift's home, a designated historic landmark, keeps attracting bizarre behavior -- another obsessed fan was arrested there after trekking across several states ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to Taylor's Bev Hills mansion Saturday after security spotted a suspicious man in front of the property. Police responded and busted a 38-year-old man who said he'd driven from Colorado to meet with Taylor. We're told she was not home.

After searching the man's car and interviewing him, officers determined they had enough reason to arrest him and book him for felony stalking. He's still in custody, and we're told cops are in the process of issuing an emergency protective order for him to stay away from Taylor. 

Taylor's security was already on high alert -- as we reported, a trespasser was recently sentenced to 3 days in jail and 3 years probation after he attempted to scale a wall at Taylor's home.

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