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
"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."
Busted for Stalking [Update]
11/20/2014 6:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The 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.
With Disturbing 'Baywatch' Star's Peace
11/20/2014 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"The Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss has been criminally charged for harassing "Baywatch" star David Charvet and his famous wife Brooke Burke ... an arrest warrant was issued, and it has to do with fake barking dogs.
The L.A. County D.A. has charged Fleiss with the crime of disturbing the peace by loud noise. As we previously reported ... Charvet and Burke complained Fleiss initiated a campaign of terror and harassment against them, making physical threats and blaring barking dog sounds at all hours from huge speakers pointing at their property.
We're told Fleiss -- who also produced "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" -- was uncooperative with police during the investigation.
Charvet and Burke tried unsuccessfully last month to get a restraining order but, presumably, the arrest should do the trick.
We reached out to Mike ... so far no word back.
'OITNB' Star Taryn Manning
ARRESTED for Criminal Threats
11/19/2014 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
9:47 AM PT Manning's lawyer says, "The District Attorney declined to prosecute Ms. Manning and the arrest was voided. The allegation was false. It is unfortunate that additional false allegations by an individual convicted of violating orders of protection intended to protect Ms. Manning are facilitated by purported news organizations to perpetuate the harassment of Ms. Manning exponentially."
NYPD, however, tells TMZ the arrest was not voided.
8:22 AM PT We're told the DA has already declined to prosecute Manning.
"Orange is the New Black" star Taryn Manning has been arrested for making criminal threats against a former close friend ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Taryn had been ordered to stay away from Jeanine Heller, a former pal after the two ended up in court and a judge issued a mutual domestic restraining order.
We're told the judge determined Tuesday Taryn violated the restraining order by threatening to kill Jeanine via text and social media. According to court docs, Taryn's threatening messages included: "I will kill you, bitch" ... "Go f**k yourself and die" ... "What's taking so long? Shouldn't you be dead by now?"
Taryn was not in court, so the judge cited her for contempt and police then arrested her.
It's really bitter ... Jeanine has also been arrested in the past for violating the order by stalking Taryn -- sending her hundreds of texts and emails.
My Vegas Arrest Was a Bargain
11/17/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Getting arrested in a Las Vegas nightclub probably SAVED rapper Kid Ink big money -- 'cause he just paid a measly $120 to make the whole mess go away.
As we first told you -- Ink was arrested for disturbing the peace at 1OAK nightclub back in August when he and a female friend tangled with security guards. But the rapper struck a deal with prosecutors to pay the dirt cheap fee ... and in return they dropped the case.
Think about it -- $120 is less than 5 minimum bets at a $25 blackjack table ... less than buying a round of drinks for you and 5 friends ... and several hundred bucks less than bottle service in a club.
Now you know how to win money on the Strip.
Prosecuted for Not Paying Child Support
For Molested Daughter
11/14/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June stiffed the woman who took care of June's daughter after she was molested by June's boyfriend ... this according to Georgia prosecutors who filed a criminal case against her.
June's mother, Sandra Hale, became the guardian of Anna/aka Chickadee in 2003, a year after Mark McDaniel forced the girl (who was 8 at the time) to perform oral sex on him.
When the guardianship was created, June was required to pay her mom $100 a month in child support. But fast forward to 2009, when the Henry County D.A. filed criminal contempt charges against June, claiming she was way behind on her payments -- $4,144.62 behind.
According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- June was behind "due to willful and continuous refusal to comply."
The D.A. threatened her with jail if she didn't pay. The mug shot was taken in the contempt case.
The D.A. dismissed the contempt charge 3 months after it was filed ... presumably because June belatedly paid.
You Can't Arrest Me
I'm the Cake Boss
11/13/2014 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A defiant Buddy Valastro did not go down without a verbal fight ... during his drunk driving bust Thursday morning, he screamed, "You can't arrest me. I'm the cake boss!"
TMZ broke the story ... Buddy was arrested at 1 AM in NYC after cops say they saw him swerving in his 2014 YELLOW CORVETTE. According to the District Attorney's docs ... Buddy's blood alcohol content was .09. Of course, the legal limit is .08.
Buddy was in court Thursday as the complaint was read out loud, and it's entertaining. It says Buddy told cops he was a good guy and they should just put him in a cab ... not arrest him.
He pled not guilty to DWI and was released without bail.
For Drunk Driving
11/13/2014 12:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Buddy Valastro -- the star of "Cake Boss" -- was arrested early Thursday AM for driving while intoxicated ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement tells TMZ ... cops noticed the TLC star's 2014 yellow Corvette weaving on 10th Ave in Manhattan. They cops lit 'em up, pulled Buddy over and smelled a strong odor of alcohol.
We're told Buddy flunked multiple field sobriety tests. He was cuffed, taken to the cop shop and booked.
Buddy will go before a judge who will set bail -- probably this morning.
David Ruffin Jr.
Son of a Temptation ...
Busted for Domestic Violence
11/11/2014 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The son of late Motown legend David Ruffin was arrested early Tuesday morning and booked for felony domestic violence.
David Ruffin Jr. was busted by LAPD shortly after midnight. Law enforcement sources tell us officers responded to a home in the San Fernando Valley ... and found a woman with visible injuries, and Ruffin Jr. was taken into custody.
It's unclear what kind of injuries the woman allegedly suffered. Ruffin Jr. is being held on $50,000 bail.
The 48-year-old is a singer and stage actor in Los Angeles. Of course, his father was the Temptations' lead singer from 1964 to 1968.
Law enforcement sources say the the woman is Ruffin Jr.'s girlfriend ... and we're told she was also arrested and booked for felony domestic violence.
Handcuffed by Cops in South Central
11/10/2014 4:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tyga was cuffed by a swarm of cops in South Central L.A. during a music video shoot.
The rapper was shooting a video in a Rolls-Royce. He was driving and there were other guys in the car.
The LAPD pulled him over and you see in the video Tyga up against a fence, surrounded by numerous officers and 6 cop cars.
One eyewitness says the traffic stop was for reckless driving ... we've confirmed this with LAPD.
It's unclear why Tyga was put in cuffs, but we're told he was eventually released but his bodyguard was arrested ... we're told for possession of a gun that was not registered in California.
'The Voice' Singer
Busted for DUI
11/10/2014 2:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"The Voice" contestant Delvin Choice is influenced by R&B legend Usher, and cops say he's also influenced by drugs or alcohol ... because Choice got busted for DUI.
Choice -- who made it to the top eight on "The Voice" last season -- was arrested shortly before 2 A.M. Sunday in South Carolina ... after a state trooper pulled him over.
Law enforcement tells TMZ ... it's Choice's first offense. He was taken to jail ... and freed after paying $1229.50 bail.
Choice's father -- who's a Baptist pastor -- told the media, "We all make mistakes in life. We learn from our mistakes."
It's all about choices.
Arrested in Ireland
Allegedly Headbutted a Cop!
11/10/2014 5:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Cranberries singer Delores O'Riordan was arrested following a flight from New York to Ireland after she allegedly assaulted an airline staffer ... and then she headbutted the cop who tried to arrest her!
The 43-year-old singer was removed from the plane after it landed at Shannon Airport. She was taken to a local hospital but is still in police custody.
Police say the female crew member that O'Riordan allegedly attacked was taken to the hospital with a leg or foot injury. The officer O'Riordan allegedly headbutted was not seriously hurt.
The Cranberries became popular in the mid-1990s and are perhaps best known for their song "Zombie."
Why does this feel alcohol-related?