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NFL's Tarvaris Jackson Arrested Allegedly Pulls Gun on Wife ... 'I'll Kill You, Bitch'

6/24/2016 3:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson -- who played for the Seahawks last season -- was arrested in Florida after allegedly PULLING A LOADED GUN on his wife and threatening to kill her.

TMZ Sports has confirmed ... the 33-year-old was arrested around 2 AM Friday for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill.

According to the police report, Jackson pointed a loaded gun at his wife while intoxicated -- threatening to kill her -- all while their children slept in the same house.

"Jackson stated 'I'll kill you bitch, I'll kill you.'"

According to the report, cops arrived to the home -- and Jackson denied having a gun, however an officer observed a black ruger SR9C 9MM caliber handgun on the kitchen counter. 

Jackson eventually fessed up to having a gun in his bag -- but insists he never pulled it out.

He also claims his wife had a knife -- and had insulted his football career. 

"Upon arresting Jackson his story changed. Jackson stated that he did grab his book bag that contained his firearm because [wife] had a knife in her hand.

Tarvaris stated that he never withdrew his firearm from the bag, but that he did say that he should shoot her to which [wife] replied, 'You better be accurate because you ain't accurate on the field.'"

Jackson's wife told police ... "When Jackson drinks he can become violent and has hit her in the past."

Jackson was transported to the Osceola County jail. He's since been released on bail. 

The story was first reported by WESH's Chris Hush

Frances Bean Cobain Divorce Cops On Guard for Violence While She Moves Out

6/24/2016 1:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0624-frances-cobain-moving-outside-house-TMZ-02LAPD officers are outside Frances Bean Cobain's home to make sure things don't get physical with her estranged husband as she moves out her stuff ... TMZ has learned.

Frances is outside the West Hollywood pad while her team removes her property. As we first reported ... Frances filed to divorce Isaiah Silva in March ... after less than 2 years of marriage.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops got a call to "keep the peace" because of a prior incident. We're told things allegedly got heated when Frances' people started the move earlier this month.

So far ... all quiet on the western front.

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Chris Brown's Manager I Didn't Steal and ... Oops, You Forgot to Fire Me!

6/24/2016 12:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0624-chris-brown-tmzChris Brown's manager made good on his threat to add defamation to his lawsuit against Brown, and says there's no way he could have stolen the singer's cheddar.

Hours after Brown posted 2 videos saying Mike G had been fired for stealing his money, the now estranged manager filed new legal docs. In the new lawsuit, he says he's never had access to Chris' money because another business manager is solely responsible for finances.

Even though in the videos, Chris says he'd canned Mike over the cash ... we're told Mike claims he never got a termination notice until AFTER he filed his lawsuit.

We broke the story ... Mike G's also suing for assault, battery, false imprisonment and breach of contract after what he says was a bloody beatdown by Chris

Mike's Lawyer, Patty Glaser, released this statement -- "Sadly, Chris Brown is once again lashing out against those who were closest to him and is refusing to accept responsibility for his actions. Making up false claims against Mike G to deflect attention away from his continued violent behavior is shameful. We are looking forward to our day in court when Chris Brown will be held accountable.”

Anton Yelchin Death Triggers Class Action Jeep Lawsuit

6/24/2016 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0624-anton-yelchin-jeep-fiat-chrysler-TMZ-01Anton Yelchin's horrifying death is now the centerpiece of a class action lawsuit filed by Jeep owners who says they've been betrayed and suffered economic loss in the wake of the actor's death.

The suit claims Fiat Chrysler knew about the defect in the shifting device for at least 2 years but concealed the information, resulting in dozens of injuries and very possibly Yelchin's death.

The suit targets what it says is "one of the most basic safety features in every car" -- the gear shifter.

TMZ broke the story ... Yelchin died after his jeep rolled backwards, pinning him against his security gate. His 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee had an e-shift, and there have been chronic problems with drivers unwittingly leaving the car in neutral but thinking it's in park.

The suit claims a variety of damages, including the loss in value of the vehicle as a result of the publicity ... clearly referring to Yelchin.

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Whitney Houston Estate Can't Beat the Emmys ... Court Blocks Auction!

6/24/2016 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0624-whitney-houston-oscar-GETTY-01Whitney Houston's estate and the Whitney fan who already bid $10,000 for her 1986 Emmy are both outta luck -- a federal judge has shut down an auction for the trophy.

Heritage Auctions had put the statuette up for grabs, but TMZ broke the story ... the Television Academy opposed the auction, citing its rule that all Emmys must be returned to them if the winner or winner's heirs no longer want it.

Heritage was hawking the Emmy on behalf of Whitney's estate, but the Academy sought and was granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the live auction from going down Friday.

The online auction had already begun, and as we told you ... someone put up a $10k bid. Sorry, Charlie.

Heritage says it will respect the court's decision and the Emmy will be returned to the Houston family.

Robert Plant Whole Lotta Love For 'Stairway' Jury

6/23/2016 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant took a victory lap after jurors sided with his legendary band in the battle over "Stairway to Heaven."

Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page testified in the trial where they were accused of ripping off part of the 'Stairway' guitar riff from the band Spirit -- but this was the first time we saw him outside court.

Just a few hours after the jury ruled in Zepp's favor on Thursday ... Plant headed to LAX and got the Led outta town. He wasn't real chatty, but made sure to show his appreciation for the court decision.

Heaven knows ... he's no Robin Thicke.

'Deadliest Catch' Captain Busted for Bad Pot ... Of the Crab Variety

6/24/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0623-sean-dwyer-discovery-01"Deadliest Catch" captain Sean Dwyer was in hot water after officials discovered his crab fishing gear wasn't up to par ... TMZ has learned.

According to court docs ... Alaska's Fish & Game officials busted Dwyer for having a crab pot on the F/V Brenna A with an undersized escape mechanism. For you landlubbers -- crab pots must have an 18" hatch held closed by biodegradable ties. It's designed to give crabs a chance to escape pots that get lost at sea. 

We're told Dwyer's escape hole missed the mark by 3 inches. The fix only required one snip of twine, but it still cost him $1,500 in fines, and now he's on probation for 2 years.

Gotta mind your holes up in Alaska.

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'Top Gun' Star I Was Attacked By Home Intruder

6/23/2016 2:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0623-kelly-mcgillis-top-gun-GETTY-01"Top Gun" star Kelly McGillissays she was the victim of a scary home break-in and her intruder got physical.

McGillis tells TMZ she walked into her North Carolina home Friday night to find a woman standing in her kitchen with a young girl. Kelly says when she asked who the lady was ... she said Kelly had been stalking her on Twitter.

Kelly's baffled ... she says she's never met the intruder nor had any interaction with her. 

The actress says she tried to escape, but the woman attacked ... knocking Kelly to the ground, scratching her and pulling her hair. During the struggle, she managed to set off her car alarm which scared the intruder just long enough for Kelly to break away.  

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She says she screamed for help from her front yard, but no one -- including a neighbor she says was home -- came to her rescue. Instead, she had to drive down the road to someone else's house to call 911.

Police arrived and busted Laurence Marie Dorn for burglary, larceny, stalking, assault and battery, and interfering with emergency communication.

She's still in jail on a $60k bond. 

Chris Brown Manager Sues ... Chris Beat Me to a Pulp

6/23/2016 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown has more legal woes ... the guy he hired to rehabilitate his image after the Rihanna beating is now suing Chris for allegedly doing the same to him.

Mike G claims he was hired in 2012 not only to change Brown's image but to get him out of debt and off drugs. Mike G says he did well by Chris, who had a resurgence in popularity. 

Things allegedly turned bad last month, but Mike G claims without provocation, Brown took him in a room, brutally attacked him with repeated punches to the face and neck, which landed him in the ER.

The lawsuit claims Brown, rather than being remorseful, began mocking Mike G on social media and bragging to friends about the beating. Mike G says Brown had the audacity to tell people working on his tour, if they got out of line he'd beat them just like he beat Mike G.

Mike G says Brown's rage was drug-fueled and the suit mention concern for retaliation from Brown's "gang member friends." 

Mike G's attorney, Patty Glaser, tells TMZ, "We did everything we could to resolve this in a non-public way to avoid damage to Chris Brown. Regrettably, as outlined in our complaint, Chris Brown has proven to be his own worst enemy."

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11:00 AM PT: Chris just responded to the lawsuit in an Instagram video, claiming he fired Mike G for stealing money from him. Mike G's lawyer says that's not true and they will be adding a defamation claim to the lawsuit.

Led Zeppelin Wins 'Stairway' Lawsuit It's NOT a Rip-Off

6/23/2016 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0614-jimmy-page-robert-plant-getty-02Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant didn't jack the rock classic "Stairway to Heaven" ... according to the jury in their song theft trial.

The verdict came in Thursday morning -- after less than a day of deliberation -- and the jury ruled in favor of Zeppelin.

The trustee for songwriter Randy Wolfe, from the group Spirit, had sued claiming the iconic 'Stairway' guitar riff was lifted from Spirit's song, "Taurus." The jury didn't hear that and said there was no substantial similarity.

During the trial ... Spirit bassist Mark Andes recalled the band played "Taurus" at a Denver show where Led Zeppelin opened. Zepp's attorney claimed the bands were never onstage together and never toured together.

But a 1968 concert review in the Rocky Mountain News -- found on LZ's own website -- puts the bands together at the Denver concert. It was Zeppelin's U.S. debut.

In court ... guitar and piano renditions were played by musicians from both sides. Defense experts argued the songs only share a descending chord sequence that's common -- and clearly, the jury agreed.

"If you listen very hard ... the tune will come to you at last."

'Million Dollar Listing' Star I'm Getting Anti-Semitic Death Threats

6/23/2016 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0623-josh-altman-matt-altman-TMZ-02update_graphic_red_bar9:00 PM PT -- A rep for Alex tells us Altman's allegations are "ridiculous" and "completely false," because Alex is Jewish ... and even had a Bar Mitzvah.  The rep also scoffs at claims Alex is anti-semitic and homophobic, telling us he was an invited guest at the real estate reception, which he attended with his Jewish contractor and gay interior decorator.update_grey_gray_barA man who says he hates all Jews is threatening to kill Matt Altman from 'Million Dollar Listing' ... according to the docs filed by Matt.

Altman just requested and got a restraining order against Alex Khadavi, a famous L.A. dermatologist, who Matt says has been threatening him by phone and in person.

In the docs Matt says Khadavi walked up to him at a real estate event, and when Matt asked him to leave the private event ... Khadavi blurted out he "hated all Jews" ... and said he was going to kill Matt.

Matt says Khadavi's been making racist and homophobic comments by phone for years, but now that the guy's doing it face-to-face ... he needs protection.

The court order says Khadavi must stay 100 yards away from Matt and his girlfriend, Johanna ... plus Josh Altman and his wife, Heather.

Drake Sued Bodyguard Beat My Ass ... Threatened My Bitches

6/22/2016 5:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0622_drake_tmz-2Drake drives a hard bargain ... if he tries hiring you but you turn him down, he'll have someone beat you up -- this according to famed rapper/producer Detail.

Detail has just filed a lawsuit against Drake, claiming the famous Canadian offered Detail a plum job back in 2014 as his exclusive producer. Problem was ... Detail didn't want to be tied to one guy, so he declined.

According to the lawsuit, the rejection didn't sit well with Drake, who became irate. Time passed but the bad feelings lingered. Detail claims in June 2014, Drake invited him to his Calabasas estate, on the pretext of working together again.  

Detail says he arrived at 2 AM and was met by Drake's bodyguard, Chubbs, who coldcocked him and broke his jaw.

Detail says during the beating, Chubbs yelled, "I will beat all your asses, including your bitches. I don't give a f***. I will hit you again. Do you think Drake is soft? You think Drake's a punk?"

The producer says Drake set him up for the beating, and he wants lots of cash.

Mandy Moore Divorce I'm Taking the Prius ... Enjoy the Pinball Machines, Ryan Adams

6/22/2016 3:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0622-mandy-moore-ryan-adams-tmz-gettyMandy Moore and Ryan Adams are officially divorced, and in a nutshell ... she's getting wheels and a ton of cash, while he's getting arcade games.

According to the divorce docs, neither will pay spousal support. Mandy is keeping a Bev Hills condo and a 2012 Prius. Ryan will be the envy of teenage boys everywhere -- he's keeping his comic book collection, some pinball machines ... plus a 2008 Porsche Carrera and a '59 Cadillac.

He also gets several bank accounts. They're each holding on to their respective publishing rights for any music created during their nearly 6 year marriage.

Even though Mandy's getting their Griffith Park home, they've agreed to split the furniture.

Since Ryan's takeaway assets add up to more than Mandy's ... he's also paying her $425k cash to make things even.

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