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Bobby Shmurda

Arrested in Sting

Involving Drugs and Shootings

12/17/2014 11:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0828-bobby-shmurda-tmz-01Rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested Tuesday night during a sting involving multiple shootings and drug trafficking ... TMZ has confirmed.

The indictment is sealed and the specific charges have not been disclosed, but we know it's part of a long-term investigation conducted by the NYPD and a special narcotics prosecutor.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Shmurda was under surveillance by police and was arrested while he sat in a car outside a NYC recording studio.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday. 

Shumurda was arrested in October for smoking a joint with two friends while double parked on a Brooklyn street ... and in June for possession of a weapon.



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Keyshia Cole

30-Day Jail Sentence Looms

For Being Alcohol Ed Truant

12/12/2014 3:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Keyshia Cole JailKeyshia Cole faces jail time over a DUI she got a decade ago ... and no one would have been the wiser had she not flown into a jealous rage in Birdman's condo.

Cole was in a L.A. County court this week ... trying to explain to a judge that a very old arrest warrant was a gigantic mistake. The warrant was issued in 2004, because Keyshia failed to submit proof to the judge that she completed her alcohol ed class after a 2002 DUI conviction.

Keyshia's lawyer tried explaining the singer completed the course, but the judge was unmoved. There was no paperwork to prove it, so the judge indicated he'd throw her in jail for 30 days.

But the judge also showed some mercy, telling Keyshia's lawyer he would let her skate if they could submit proof she finished the classes. A hearing is set for February.

Now here's the bitch. Authorities had no idea there was a warrant and probably wouldn't know, but when Keyshia was arrested in September for assaulting a woman in Birdman's condo, cops did a warrant check and ... bingo.

Boyfriends cause such trouble.

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The Neighbourhood Lead Singer

Busted for Drugs

12/11/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jesse Rutherford ArrestedThe Neighbourhood's frontman Jesse Rutherford did the walk of shame through Newark Airport after being nabbed by the cops for drug possession.

According to police, Jesse had already passed through TSA last weekend when cops spotted him trying to ditch a bag of marijuana in the terminal's food court. But officers were hip to his game and he was SOL.

Rutherford was nabbed and booked for possession of a controlled substance ... but apparently it was a very small amount because cops describe it as a lower level offense.

The 23-year-old singer is now just five arrests shy of catching up to Motley Crüe's Vince Neil

Rock 'n' roll.

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Dan Bilzerian

Arrested for Attempting to Make A Bomb

12/10/2014 5:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1207-dan-bilzerian-tmz-03Dan Bilzerian was trying to make a bomb TMZ has learned ... which is why he was arrested when he landed at LAX late Tuesday.

We've learned an arrest warrant was issued in Clark County, Nevada. Bilerzian has been charged with violating a law making it a crime to possess an explosive or incendiary device with the intent to manufacture it.

According to the criminal complaint -- obtained by TMZ -- Bilzerian had ammonium and aluminum powder, along with ammonium nitrate mix -- and when mixed it acts like pure TNT.

The warrant was issued last month but it was confidential ... under seal, presumably because cops were continuing to investigate and they didn't want their cover blown if the warrant became public.

Bilzerian is being held without bail.  

Bilzerian is a fan of weapons ... he got washed out of the Navy SEAL program in 1999, 2 days before graduation.

If convicted of the felony he faces between 1 and 6 years in prison. 

Story developing ...

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Mama June, Pumpkin

Man Charged with Death Threats

12/4/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June Death ThreatsA guy threatened to shoot Mama June and Pumpkin too ... and he's been charged with making terroristic threats ... TMZ has learned.

Cops in McIntyre, GA tell us ... June was threatened on her Facebook page. June tells us he threatened to shoot both her and Pumpkin.

Police got a warrant for Andrew Kurt Summers, who turned himself in Monday. He's been released on $15K bail.

Summers faces the felony charge of making terroristic threats.

Mama June says she takes threats against her and her kids very seriously.

Well, not ALL threats ...

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Xzibit

Busted for DUI After Wedding

I Look Good in Cuffs!

12/2/2014 10:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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Most people spend a fortune on wedding photogs, but Xzibit got his for free, courtesy of the police who took his mug shot after he got arrested for DUI immediately after his reception.

Xzibit tied the knot Saturday night near Laguna Beach, CA.  He and his bride, Krista Joiner, partied hard at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. After getting pelted with rice early Sunday ... he left, presumably with her.  

But the coitus got interrupted in Laguna, when cops pulled Xzibit over for speeding.  He reeked of booze so cops cuffed him and took him to the station.

It's fitting ... Xzibit was associated with the group, The Alkaholiks.

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Snooki's Hubby

I Spent My Honeymoon

in DUI Court

12/2/2014 9:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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If Snooki and new hubby Jionni LaValle left their wedding reception in a car with tin cans attached, it's a safe bet he didn't drive ... because we found he was on the heels of a drunk driving arrest.

Jionni spent the first weekday as a married man in court, where he copped a plea in his criminal case. He was arrested August 7 on Interstate 80 in Totowa, NJ at 3:30 AM after cops noticed him driving erratically.

Jionni pled guilty to DUI on Monday and had 2 other charges -- unsafe lane change and careless driving -- dismissed. His license was revoked for 3 months and he has to attend a drug and alcohol education class.

120214_snooki_launchSnooki can relate ... she was arrested in 2010 for public drunkenness on the Jersey Shore.

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Jeremih

Arrest Imminent

Over Beer-Throwing Incident at Fuddruckers

12/2/2014 12:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jeremih Arrest Warrant

R&B star Jeremih is about to find out Fuddruckers can be way more expensive than he thought ... because his visit could now cost him thousands of bucks in legal fees, because he's about to get arrested.

TMZ broke the story ... Jeremih was at a Billings, MT Fuddruckers when he and his crew began hurling beer bottles after accusing management of being racist.

Cops in Billings tell us they've reviewed the surveillance video and have gone to prosecutors for an arrest warrant. The likely charges will be criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

The manager of the chain says Jeremih and his posse were hitting on a female employee, and when he asked them to back off they went nuts.  

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Cake Boss

Cops to Drunk Driving

12/1/2014 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1201-buddy-valastro-tmz-01Buddy Valastro put his drunk driving case to bed by making a surprise trip to the courthouse ... to plead guilty to driving while drunk.

As a result of the plea, the "Cake Boss" star's license will be suspended for three months, and he has to enter a drunk driving program. He also got a $300 fine.

Valastro says he told the judge he only had one drink before getting pulled over -- but added he'd learned his lesson ... "If you have even one drink you shouldn't drive."

He wasn't scheduled to be in court until February, but after today's hearing he tweeted he went in early because ... "I wanted to make this right."

As TMZ first reported, Valastro was arrested on November 13 after cops noticed the TLC star's 2014 yellow Corvette weaving on 10th Ave in Manhattan.

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Celeb Lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan

Busted for DUI

11/22/2014 9:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The lawyer repping child molester Stephen Collins in his divorce is going to be jumping from courtroom to courtroom, because TMZ has learned he was busted for DUI Friday night.

Mark Vincent Kaplan -- who became famous repping Kevin Federline in his contentious divorce from Britney Spears -- was popped on the Sunset Strip just before midnight.

Kaplan flunked the field sobriety test and was taken to the West Hollywood Sheriff's substation and booked on DUI.

Kaplan was cited at the station and released.

'Pregnant Man'

I GPS'd My Ex

But I Thought It Was Legal!

11/21/2014 1:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Pregnant Man Stalking
Thomas Beatie believes he had every right to track his ex-wife ... so says his current fiancee, who insists the famous "Pregnant Man" LEGALLY GPS'd the woman's whereabouts.

Amber Beatie tells TMZ ... after Nancy Beatie threatened to take off with Thomas' kids ... he secretly placed the GPS tracker on the car she was driving.

We're told Thomas did his own legal research and concluded GPSing her was fair game under Arizona law. He put the tracker on 2 years ago but she didn't discover it until recently.

Turns out he was right ... he was allowed to put the device on the car 2 years ago because at the time he was the registered owner.  

But Thomas transferred title to Nancy more than a year ago, and at that point cops say keeping the device on the whip is plain 'ol criminal stalking ... which is why he was arrested.

Beatie was released from jail Friday morning.

'Ink Master' Contestant

I Colored My BF's Eye Black

And Got Busted

11/21/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Maddie la Belle Arrested
"Ink Master" contestant Madison "Maddie la Belle" Loftis tattooed her boyfriend, but not with ink ... with her fists, and she ended up in the slammer.

Maddie -- who appeared on Season 3 -- tells TMZ she got into a fight that started with words and ended with fists. She says it was mutual combat, but she's the one who called the cops.

Greensboro cops tell us when they arrived Maddie was fine, but her boyfriend had a swollen eye.

Maddie's man didn't want to press charges, but North Carolina requires cops to arrest someone who inflicts injury during a domestic fight ... so she got busted for misdemeanor assault and battery.

Maddie says all is forgiven and they're back together.

As for whether she would punch him again, Maddie told us, "Every day, all day."

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'Pregnant Man'

Busted for Stalking [Update]

11/20/2014 6:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1120-pregnant-man-mug-shot-TMZ-02The famous "pregnant man" Thomas Beatie was arrested Thursday for felony stalking -- according to cops, he's engaged in some major spy games to track an ex over the last couple years.

Beatie was taken into custody by Phoenix police officers around 11:30 AM. He's currently being held in Maricopa County Jail without bail on one charge of stalking an ex -- at this point, it's unclear if it's an ex-girlfriend or his estranged wife.

Cops say the alleged victim found a GPS device hidden in her car ... and told Phoenix PD she suspected Beatie put it there. When detectives contacted him, they say Beatie admitted putting the device there 2 years ago ... and even said he'd replaced the battery in the unit several times.

Earlier this year, Thomas accused his estranged wife, Nancy, of verbally assaulting him and his new girlfriend ... and a judge issued a restraining order.

We called Nancy ... and she would not confirm or deny she's the woman Beatie allegedly tagged with the GPS.

Story developing...

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