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'Remember the Titans' Coach

Arrested for DUI

2/25/2015 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The "Remember the Titans" actor who starred as a coach in the film -- and was NOT named Denzel Washington -- got busted for DUI in South Carolina.

Will Patton, who ended up being Denzel's assistant coach in the classic football flick ... was arrested Tuesday night in Isle of Palms, SC. He was released on $997 bond.

Patton played Coach Bill Yoast in 'Titans' -- and 10-year-old Hayden Panettiere played his daughter. He also starred in "Armaggedon" and "Gone in 60 Seconds."

Patton's hometown is Charleston ... not far from Isle of Palms. He'll be back in court next month to face the DUI. 



'Next Top Model' Mirjana Puhar

Killed in Triple Homicide


2/25/2015 8:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

02025-mirjana-puhar-instagramupdate_graphic_red_bar8:45 AM PT -- Police have arrested 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel and charged him with 3 counts of 1st degree murder.

The boyfriend, Jonathan Alvarado was 23 ... and the third victim was 21-year-old Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia. Our sources say Jusmar was Jonathan's roommate and best friend. We're told Mirjana had just moved in with the guys.

update_grey_gray_barMirjana Puhar -- a recent "America's Next Top Model" contestant -- was killed Tuesday in a triple homicide at her boyfriend's home in Charlotte, NC ... TMZ has learned.

A source who was very close to Mirjana confirmed to TMZ that she was one of the 3 victims found dead in a home that belonged to Mirjana's boyfriend. The source says a friend of the couple went to the house after getting a call that gunshots were heard.

We're told the friend went into the house, saw 2 bodies -- Mirjana and the bf -- and then called police to report the killings. The friend didn't see the 3rd victim, but did see money scattered around the house.

19-year-old Mirjana was on the 21st cycle of 'ANTM' ... which aired last year. She was eliminated from the show in the 10th episode. 

Law enforcement sources tell us the preliminary investigation leads police to believe the murders were drug related -- and the victims knew the killer.  

Our Mirjana source says the young model had only been with the boyfriend for a few months.




Hope Solo

I Was Domestic Violence Victim

At Hands of 17-Year-Old Nephew

2/25/2015 7:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022515_hope_solo_gma_launchU.S. soccer star Hope Solo says SHE was the real victim in a violent altercation with her 17-year-old nephew last year ... claiming the teenager initiated the attack, not her. 

Solo finally told her side of the story to Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" -- explaining that she was struck over the head and concussed by her 6'9", 280-pound nephew. 

"It was a very scary night," Solo said. 

Despite her allegations, Solo was the one who was arrested that night after allegedly going on a drunken rampage. She was booked on two counts of domestic violence assault. 

Hope's nephew and sister were both photographed with bloody wounds following the altercation ... and a 911 caller told officials Hope was "f**king beating people up."

Hope Solo 911 Call

Hope's nephew told police at the time he struck Hope with a broom stick in an effort to get Hope to stop attacking her sister.

The case was eventually dropped due to lack of cooperation from the witnesses.  

As for Hope's nephew, he and his mother released a statement saying, "It does a disservice to domestic violence victims to suggest that one's physical size is a determinative of whether one is an abuser."

Jenelle Evans

Another Day

Another Arrest

2/25/2015 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Teen Mom" star Jenelle Evans spent an hour of her Tuesday behind bars in South Carolina ... busted for driving without a license.

South Carolina Highway Patrol busted Evans and booked her into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center around 3:00 PM. She posted a $237.50 bond about an hour later and was sprung. 

Jail records don't give much in the way of details, but Evans explained the arrested via Twitter, when she retweeted a friend who wrote, "Yall chill she paid a speeding tick 3 days late in 2013 & license was just suspended recently & she had no idea.It's cleared up It's all good."

Evans is no stranger to jail. She's been arrested for heroin possession, attacking her husband, stalking, harassment, breaking and entering, violating her restraining order, etc. She's also famous for getting busted for beating the crap out of another girl on a front lawn.    


Miranda Cosgrove

Creepiest Fan on Earth ...

Thrown In Jail

2/20/2015 12:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Miranda Cosgrove Stalker Jail

Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove wasn't safe -- even in the Happiest Place on Earth -- from an alleged stalker who was caught creeping around her at Disneyland before getting arrested.  

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Joshua Stockton was hauled to jail Wednesday after he allegedly followed Cosgrove to the theme park and violated a court order to stay 100 yds. away.

We're told Cosgrove notified the cops after she spotted Stockton tailing her. LAPD busted him later for felony stalking ... and for violating the restraining order.

TMZ broke the story ... Cosgrove slapped Stockton with a restraining order back in October after he repeatedly followed her around and sent her disturbing suicide threats and graphic images of a slit wrist.

Stockton is being held on $150,000 bond.


Porn Star Tory Lane

Goes Nuts on Delta

2/20/2015 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0220-tory-lane-brazzers-01A top porn star went nuts on a Delta flight and ended up in jail after attacking the flight crew and a cop.

Tory Lane -- who ironically starred in an XXX flick called "When Porn Stars Attack" -- was flying from ATL to LAX Wednesday night when she apparently got rip-roaring drunk, argumentative and then physical. She was allegedly screaming and kicking people on the plane, to the point where she had to be physically restrained during the last 45 minutes of the flight.

Once on the ground, cops boarded the plane and she allegedly assaulted one of them. The story was covered Thursday, but we just found out the passenger was a multiple AVN award winner.

Lane never made it to the baggage claim. She went directly to the hospital and then jail, where she was booked for battery on a police officer and drunk in public. She's since been released.

Vanilla Ice Burglary Arrest

I Lied To Cops, But ...

I Thought I Was Just Trash Picking

2/19/2015 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Vanilla Ice Burglary Arrest

Vanilla Ice spun a big fat lie -- to cops and his workers -- when he got busted for stealing a bunch of items from a Florida home.  

According to the arrest report ... Ice lied to cops about owning the vacant Lake Worth, FL house where his "Vanilla Ice Project" TV crew allegedly made off with the pilfered items -- but he claims he thought some of the stuff was fair game because it was on the curb.

But that doesn't jibe with his foreman who says Ice also instructed the production crew to go inside the house ... and target specific items like a pool heater, valued at $3000. The foreman says Ice also lied to him about owning the place.

Cops have since recovered most of the items, including:

-- An iron table with glass top valued at $450

-- Patio chairs valued at $1,000

-- A sofa valued at $1,000

-- Two bicycles valued at $400

-- Large mirror valued at $500 

If convicted of home burglary and grand theft, Ice is potentially looking at prison time.


'Taking Back Sunday' Frontman

Arrested For DWI

2/18/2015 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Adam Lazzara -- lead singer of Taking Back Sunday -- has been arrested for allegedly boozing and driving in his hometown of Charlotte, NC. 

According to cops ... Lazzara was pulled over early Sunday morning for blowing a red light. We're told officers smelled booze during the stop, and busted him for DWI. He was later released on a $2,500 bond. 

The band's rep had no comment about Lazzara's arrest, but said their tour will begin as planned ... Wednesday night in New Orleans.


Vanilla Ice

Arrested for Home Burglary

2/18/2015 12:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Vanilla Ice has been arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft for allegedly stealing furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other stuff from a vacant home in Florida.

Lantana PD tells TMZ ... it's all connected to Ice's TV show, "The Vanilla Ice Project." Ice was renovating a nearby home and allegedly thought it was a good idea to go to the abandoned place and take the items in question. 


Apparently, even though the house was vacant, the rightful owner had a problem with someone jacking their belongings ... thus the burglary charge.

The cops got a search warrant and recovered some of the items.




UNLOADS Devastating Punch on Female Fan

Arrested on Scene

2/17/2015 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

021715_afroman_facebook_launch_v2Cops hauled Afroman off stage, and he knows why -- because he punched a female fan in the face ... instead of getting high -- and the video of the incident is brutal.

The rapper was performing in Biloxi, Mississippi Tuesday night when the woman somehow got on stage and started dancing next to Afroman -- and then suddenly, without warning ... he turned and landed a right-handed haymaker to her face.

He obliterated the woman ... who went down hard -- but Afroman kept on performing. Witnesses say she was bleeding and crying, but somehow she managed to get up on her own. 

Cops eventually stopped the show, escorted him off stage, and arrested him outside the venue. He was booked for assault.

0217-afroman-arrested-TMZ-01Afroman's rep says the rapper had no idea if the fan was a man or a woman -- he just reacted to someone being on stage. The rep claims there was a lack of security at the venue to keep fans off the stage.

The rep added this is totally out of character for Afroman ... who was released late Tuesday after paying a $330 bond.


'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon

Arrested Again

After Comic Book Convention

2/17/2015 1:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nicholas Brendon Arrested Again


2:20 PM PT -- Brendon's rep tells TMZ, "Nicholas is, unfortunately, battling a disease that many of us don't understand. We are working with him to improve upon the situation at hand and look toward the future. He's sorry for his actions and takes what happened last night very seriously. We will take great care to ensure his safety in the future." 


"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon is in big trouble ... he was arrested for felony grand theft at a Hilton hotel.

Brendon was in Ft. Lauderdale for a comic book convention and authorities say he got rip-roaring drunk, trashed his hotel room and ended up asleep in a hotel employee's office. 

According to the police report -- obtained by TMZ -- Brendon did $450 worth of damage to the room and was on the hook for nearly $380 in food and beverage charges.   

Cops say Brendon refused to pay, and that's why he's been charged with grand theft. Sounds a little like the whole Randy Quaid incident at a hotel near Santa Barbara.

Sounds like the convention folks paid for Brendon's room, but he was pissed he didn't get more, because just hours before his arrest he tweeted, "Hey Twatters! I'm stuck in Ft Lauderdale w/no per diem. No hotel. No ride to the airport. Thanks @Shockpopcc."

Brendon has had issues at comic conventions before this ... he was arrested last October for a disturbance at an Idaho hotel. Two days later, he apologized and said he was going to rehab.

A few days before the latest arrest, Brendon said he split from his wife of five months.



DeMarco Murray's Ex-Teammate

Arrested for Assault

Allegedly Brutalizes Wife

2/17/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brennan Clay Arrested

Ex-Oklahoma RB Brennan Clay -- who famously accused ex-OU teammate DeMarco Murray of banging his wife -- was arrested for assault after allegedly terrorizing his spouse ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've learned ... Clay was arrested in Dallas County, TX on January 27th after his estranged wife Gina told cops he kicked down her door and proceeded to beat the crap out of her. 

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Gina claimed Clay threw her on the kitchen counter, dragged her downstairs, dragged her through shrubbery and then began to choke her. 

Gina says he brought her back into the house and "began punching and throwing her around the residence."

Eventually, Gina was able to call police ... and when they arrived, officers noticed her right leg was bleeding with several cuts. They later located Clay in a nearby alley and arrested him for assault. 

Clay filed for divorce a few months ago after accusing Gina of sleeping with Murray ... an allegation that Murray adamantly denied. Clay eventually recanted his accusation and apologized

We reached out to Clay -- but he had no comment. 

Ray J

GF Princess Love Arrested in Big Easy

She Hit Me Like a Hurricane

2/16/2015 10:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0216_princess_love_ray_j-tmzRay J's GF Princess Love was arrested in New Orleans for allegedly beating him to a bloody pulp.

Law enforcement tells us, it happened last Wednesday, after Ray J returned to his hotel after spending the night with TV producers at a strip joint. Ray -- who stars in "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" with Princess Love -- told cops Princess went ballistic and attacked him, cracking several ribs, busting his lip open and tearing his ACL.  

Someone in the hotel told cops they heard Princess scream, "I'm gonna kill you."

We're told Ray J ran out of the room and a hotel security guy saw him bleeding and called 911. We're told Princess was arrested and booked for domestic abuse and battery. 

And sources say Ray J himself bailed her out and paid $10K for her lawyer.

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