TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

'Walking Dead' Star

Arrested for DUI, Pot, and ...

Triple Digit Speeding

5/4/2015 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Seth Gilliam Arrested For DUI

Seth Gilliam plays a priest on "The Walking Dead," but got busted for blazing like a bat out of hell down a highway, possession of marijuana, and DUI. Let us pray. 

Police in Peachtree City, GA arrested Gilliam -- who also played a cop on "The Wire" -- early Sunday morning after officers say they clocked him at 107 mph. Once he was pulled over ... cops smelled booze, and asked Gilliam if he'd been drinking. They say he admitted to having 3 beers and a shot.

According to the police report, the arresting officer also discovered a joint in a cigarette box, hidden in the arm rest.

Cops say Gilliam blew a .107 blood alcohol level. He was arrested and released after posting a $9,818 bond.

It's weird -- Seth's arrest came 2 days after his 'Wire' and 'Walking' co-star Chad L. Coleman freaked out on an NYC train. Something in the water?


0225_celebrity_duis_footer_2

Lawrence Taylor's Son

Guilty Of Statutory Rape

... Gets 30 Years

5/4/2015 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0504_Lawrence-Taylor-Jr_mug_2013

Lawrence Taylor Jr. -- the son of NFL legend Lawrence Taylor -- just plead guilty to statutory rape, child molestation, and aggravated sodomy (oral sex) ... and was sentenced to 30 years in prison ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Taylor Jr. was arrested in Georgia after two 13-year-old girls told cops Lawrence had forced himself upon them on separate occasions.

According to Cobb County Superior Court officials, Taylor Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in jail ... but will be eligible for release in 10. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the father of one of the victims ... who says he is happy Taylor Jr. is off the streets, but feels he should have gotten MORE time for his crimes.

We reached out to the Taylor family -- so far, no comment.

FYI -- Taylor's father is also a registered sex offender ... who plead guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute in 2011 ... stemming from an incident with an underage girl.

Jeremy Jackson

Stabbing Victim

Shows Gnarly Wounds

5/4/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The guy Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson knifed over an alleged robbery is pissed ... telling TMZ he was only trying to help out the actor ... and ended up getting stabbed 9 times for it.

The first part of his story syncs up with Jeremy's -- he was called to help Jackson recover some stolen cash ... which he did. After that Jeremy and the guy -- who doesn't want his name out -- didn't really see eye to eye.

He accuses Jeremy of stealing from him, but Jeremy claims it was the other way around.

Bottom line, he says Jeremy knifed him over and over -- to the arms and torso -- and he needed 177 stitches and 3 pints of blood.

Jeremy was arrested and booked, but claims it was self defense.

Vine Star Cameron Dallas

All Clean After Messy Paint Arrest

5/1/2015 4:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Vine star Cameron Dallas certainly isn't the next Picasso but his teen fans won't have to worry about him being a convict either because he just dodged the jail bullet.  

Cameron will not be prosecuted for allegedly throwing a paint can off his 6th story apartment balcony and nearly missing a woman below. Prosecutors tell us there just wasn't enough evidence he threw the can, despite cops insisting he did the deed. 

Our photog got Cameron out in Hollywood Thursday night and he insisted he was wrongly fingered for the offense. In fact, he says no one threw a paint can, and cops were trying to frame them. Get it ... paint, framed?

TMZ broke the story ... Cameron was arrested with two friends back in March. In addition to the paint can allegation, cops said he vandalized his apartment by covering it with paint, but that all turned out to be a civil matter ... covered by his security deposit. 

Advice to Cameron ... stick to 6 second videos. 

Young Joc

Arrested In ATL

After Feeling Need for Speed

4/30/2015 3:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501_young_joc_mug_wm

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Yung Joc just learned a hard lesson ... speeding can open Pandora's Box and land you in jail.

Law enforcement sources tell us the rapper was pulled over by Atlanta PD Thursday for speeding. Cops ran his license and discovered it was suspended. But that wasn't all.

YJ has a warrant out for his arrest. We don't know the nature of the warrant, but it doesn't matter much. The rapper was cuffed and taken to the cop shop for a not-so-pretty mug. He's still in custody. 

You may recall... Joc recently battled his baby mama to prevent her from airing his dirty laundry on an upcoming project called "Baby Mamas Atlanta, Virginia, Denver & Los Angeles."

More laundry in the hamper.

0213_celeb_mugshots_footer

Three 6 Mafia

Crunchy Black Pleads Guilty

In Meth Mix-Up

4/30/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0415-crunchy-black-mug-shot-tmz-01

Former Three 6 Mafia rapper Crunchy Black will have plenty of time to study the difference between cocaine and meth -- he's gonna spend the next 7 months in jail for his Vegas drug bust.

CB was in court Wednesday and pled guilty to misdemeanor drug possession. TMZ broke the story ... Crunchy was arrested earlier this month for meth.

Crunch had the worst defense we've heard in a while. According to the police report, when an officer found the drugs on Crunchy ... he replied, "Oh damn. I was trying to buy that powder, not meth." 

The Oscar winner got 30 days for the drugs, but also had 6 months to serve for a domestic violence case he'd skipped out on -- so, he'll do the time consecutively. 

0414-three-6-mafia-oscars-AP-01

0213_celeb_mugshots_footer

NBA's Javaris Crittenton

Guilty In Shooting Death

... 23 Years In Prison

4/29/2015 9:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0429-javaris-crittenton-mugshot-3Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton pled guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 shooting death of a 22-year-old mother of 4 ... and was sentenced to 23 years in prison. 

As we previously reported, Crittenton -- a 1st round pick in the 2007 NBA Draft -- was initially charged with murder for killing Julian Jones in a drive-by shooting in Atlanta. 

But Crittenton struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to the lesser voluntary manslaughter with a weapon charge and aggravated assault with a firearm. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the murder charge and Crittenton got 23 years in the clink. 

During the hearing, Javaris apologized for the killing -- started to cry -- and said it was all a terrible mistake. 

In the past, officials said they believed Javaris was out for retaliation against a rival gang member on the day of the shooting ... but ended up shooting Jones instead, who had just put her kids to bed.   

Elton John's

Famous Glasses

RECOVERED!!!

4/29/2015 6:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Elton John Sunglasses Found
Police in Memphis did some serious "CSI" stuff to help recover Elton John's famous heart-shaped glasses ... and it worked ... they've been returned safe and sound.

The glasses were swiped last week from the Rock 'n' Soul Museum in Memphis, TN. Police took the incident so seriously, they lifted fingerprints off the glass case and managed to track the thief to Mississippi.

Police then called the guy on the phone ... and 26-year-old Matthew Colvin copped to taking them.

He was arrested for bringing stolen property into the state and for being a fugitive from justice. 

Colvin is currently in custody and being held without bail.

0429-subasset-elton-john-glasses-mugshot

Brittney Griner 911 Call

Screaming, Yelling, Fighting

[Update: Pics of Injuries]

4/28/2015 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

TEMP-Image_1_2

TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call ... in which you can clearly hear WNBA star Brittney Griner and her fiancee Glory Johnson screaming at each other while brawling in their Arizona home. 

The scene was chaotic ... as Glory's sister tried to tell the 911 operator that the two women were going after each other on April 22nd ... throwing plates and bowls across the house. 

Props to the 911 operator -- who, despite the yelling and screaming on the other line, took control of the situation ... getting Glory's sister to step outside so she could get all the info responders needed. 

Once cops arrived, both Brittney and Glory were arrested for domestic violence -- after each suffering minor injuries in the fight. 

The two have issued a statement apologizing for their actions and explaining that they still plan on getting married next month. 

update_graphic_red_bar1:37 PM PT -- TMZ Sports also obtained photos of the injuries sustained by both Griner and Johnson ... and another person who was in the house at the time of the attack. 

You can see the injuries to the WNBA stars appear to be pretty minor -- but the friend suffered a nasty gash on the side of his neck. 

0428_brittney-Griner-fiancee-Glory-Johnson-injuries_launch

Jon Jones

SURRENDERS

... After Alleged Hit & Run

4/27/2015 6:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0427-jon-jones-mug-shot-01

Jon Jones is officially in police custody -- finally ... with law enforcement telling TMZ Sports the UFC superstar has turned himself in after an alleged hit and run. 

Jones allegedly ran from the scene of an accident in Albuquerque early Sunday morning -- in a crash that injured a pregnant woman so badly, she had to be hospitalized. 

A warrant was issued for Jones' arrest for felony hit and run -- due to the severity of the victim's injuries. 

But now, cops say ... Jones surrendered and is in custody at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center without incident. We're told bond has been set at $2,500. 

0420_sports_stars_mugshots_footer

Jeremy Jackson

I Stabbed a Gangbanger with a Clown Tattoo

... In Self Defense

4/27/2015 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0427-jeremy-jackson-tmz-02Former "Baywatch" star Jeremy Jackson was arrested for stabbing a man, but he says it was self defense in the midst of a wild party. 

Jeremy was jailed Saturday, after cops nabbed him for allegedly burglarizing an Airbnb. Police say during the arrest they realized he fit the profile of a man who stabbed a guy the day before. 

Jeremy tells TMZ, he rented an Airbnb and threw a party with some women. During the shindig, he says a guy showed up, beat him up and robbed him to the tune of $2,300. 

This is where it gets bizarre. Jeremy says one of the women said she knew a guy who could help him get the money back, so Jeremy told her to get him over STAT. He says the guy showed up but then turned on him and tried robbing him as well.  

Jeremy says the guy pulled a gun, and in self defense he pulled a buck knife from his jeans and stabbed the guy in the stomach area and arms. The guy dropped the gun and ran. 

Jeremy identifies the guy as a Canoga Park gangbanger with a clown tattoo on his face.

As for the burglary ... Jeremy says he went back to the Airbnb the day after the stabbing to retrieve his Gucci sunglasses and some other items and had to break in to get them. That's when the cops were called.

Jon Jones

Arrest Warrant Filed

... Victim Has Broken Arm

4/27/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0427-jon-jones-tmz-03update_graphic_red_bar3:30 PM PT -- New Mexico cops have filed a felony warrant for Jones' arrest for leaving the scene of the accident. update_grey_gray_barOfficials in New Mexico say they are "currently working on an arrest warrant" for UFC superstar Jon Jones ... stemming from a hit and run crash Sunday morning. 

We're told the victim -- a 20-year-old pregnant woman -- suffered a broken arm in the wreck ... and due to her injury, officials are "elevating" the potential charge against Jones to "felony leaving the scene of an accident."

As we previously reported, witnesses say they saw Jones run from the scene of the crime and jump a fence. Cops say they later found weed and a marijuana pipe in his car. 

So far, no one has heard a peep from Jones -- including police. 

Mama June

Guy Who Threatened to Shoot Her

Avoids Jail

4/27/2015 12:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June Death Threats

The guy who admitted he threatened to gun down Mama June and her daughter on Facebook is getting off without serving jail time.

Andrew Kurt Summers pled guilty Monday to one count of making a terrorist threat. He got 3 years probation, and was fined $1,000. But the big news .... he won't be locked up.  

Summers -- who claimed it was all a big joke -- was also ordered to have no contact with Mama June, Pumpkin, or anyone else in their family. 

As TMZ first reported, Summers was arrested for making threats on Mama June's Facebook page.

Summers called it a "dumb mistake." 

Around The Web