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Eli Manning Breaks the Law Hits Court In Summer Frat Boy Attire

6/28/2017 11:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Eli Manning is a convicted road menace!

For real ... the NY Giants quarterback was in a New Jersey courtroom Wednesday where he was actually found GUILTY of the heinous crime of driving on the shoulder. 

For shame!!!!!

TMZ Sports has confirmed Manning was pulled over on May 24 when cops saw him driving on the shoulder on the Jersey turnpike to get around bad traffic so he could get to the next off-ramp. 

We're told he was cited for careless driving and ordered to appear in court -- where court officials tell us he pled guilty to obstructing the passage of other vehicles. 

The punishment? An $89 fine. Boom.

Clearly, Manning wasn't too concerned -- he was cool and casual at the courthouse in his best Polo shirt, shorts and Nike combo ... with a baseball cap tucked in the back of his pants.

Oh, and Eli had backup -- NY Giants head of security Mike Murphy (in the green shirt) was with him the whole time.

Jackie Warner Cops Plea Deal in DUI/Ambien Case

6/28/2017 10:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jackie Warner, who starred in a Bravo fitness show, struck an amazing plea bargain which amounts to a slap on the wrist compared to the punishment she could have received for driving drunk and attacking a cop.

Jackie's lawyer, Shawn Holley, was in court Wednesday morning and got all the charges dismissed -- 2 counts of DUI, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of hit and run.

TMZ broke the story ... Jackie was arrested back in February for DUI, but not before she hit a telephone pole, fled the scene, was apprehended by cops and then backed into a police car which forced a cop to jump out of harm's way.

Jackie says she was essentially sleep driving ... the result of an Ambien she took a few hours before when she was at home. To prove she was not conscious, Holley notes Jackie was not wearing pants and would not have left her home in that state.

Jackie initially insisted she only had one drink earlier in the day during a luncheon, but her blood alcohol level was .11 ... over the legal limit. We've learned when she was released, she went home and found empty beer cans in the fridge ... again, she says she has no recollection of chugging them.

Holley's best argument may involve ice cream. Before getting arrested Jackie had walked into a 7-Eleven without pants and bought an ice cream sandwich ... something most people would never do in their right mind.

Jackie pled no contest to a new charge ... commonly known as "wet reckless" ... a much lesser offense than DUI. She'll be on informal probation for 2 years, attend a 12 hour alcohol ed course and pay a fine.

Good work, Holley.


Michael Floyd Released from Jail ... After Mean Mug Shot

6/28/2017 9:54 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Michael Floyd has completed his 1-day jail stint after that whole Kombucha drama, TMZ Sports has confirmed ... and he left officials with a brand new angry mug shot. 

The Minnesota Vikings WR turned himself in to authorities in Arizona on Monday to begin his new sentence for violating the "no-alcohol" part of his house arrest stemming from a '16 DUI. 

Floyd was booked on Monday -- posed for cop cam -- and was released on Tuesday. 

As we previously reported, Floyd was sentenced to 1 day in jail and 5 more days of house arrest for the alcohol violation that Floyd blamed on Kombucha ... a fermented tea which contains a very small amount of alcohol. 

Now that Floyd's out, he remains on house arrest for the rest of the week -- and must follow the rules or the judge will throw his ass right back in jail.

Some advice ... NO KOMBUCHA! TIL NEXT WEEK!!! 

Tupac's Estate Sued I Sang on 'Bury Me a G' ... Now Bury Me in Royalties!

6/28/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of Tupac's hits from the 90's features a singer who says she never got paid for her vocals, so she's suing ... even though it appears 20 years too late to collect.

Natasha Walker -- who was in the R&B group Y?N-Vee -- sang backups on "Bury Me a G" and even has a credit on the track. But in docs, obtained by TMZ, she says she and Pac made a deal in '93 that the song would be a joint effort and she'd have equal ownership.

Natasha says she's never seen a dime from the song's release ... hence her lawsuit. One potential problem for her: It's 2017 and the statute of limitations for contract claims in California is just 4 years.

Walker's attorney, Jennifer Harris, tells us because the song continues to make money and will for the foreseeable future ... her client has every right to come-a-knockin' now. She wants all royalties, back and current, plus damages and attorney's fees.

We've reached out to Tupac's estate ... so far, no word back.


Ron White's Wife Files for Divorce With a Twist

6/27/2017 1:18 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nothing funny about this ... Ron White's wife is tapping out of their marriage, and it looks like the length of their union will be a major point of contention.

Margo Rey filed divorce docs last week in Los Angeles ... saying they've been separated since May 8. They got married in October 2013 ... and have no children.

Now, here's what's interesting -- in the docs Margo says she and Ron had a common law marriage in Texas since 2008 ... long before they officially tied the knot. In Texas, a couple can be considered married in the eyes of the law if they live together as husband and wife and hold themselves out in public as a married couple.

Margo says she wants Ron to pay spousal support. It's likely she raised the common law issue so the marriage would pre-date 2013 by 5 years, thus entitling her to more spousal support.

We've reached out to Ron's camp ... no word back yet.

Bernie Madoff Sons' Estates to Fork Over $23 Mil Worth of Ill-Gotten Cash

6/27/2017 1:23 PM PDT
Breaking News

Bernie Madoff's family is not done paying back the money he scammed from thousands of investors.

The estates of Bernie's late sons -- Mark and Andrew -- have agreed to forfeit $23 million in money they acquired through years of their dad's infamous Ponzi scheme. It's part of a deal struck with Irving Picard, who's responsible for recovering cash for Madoff's victims.

Both sons died years ago -- Mark of a suicide in 2010, and Andrew of cancer in 2014. Neither was ever charged in connection to their father's crimes. After the payback, their estates will still reportedly be worth $1.75 mil for Mark, and $2 mil for Andrew.

Bernie is currently serving a 150-year federal prison sentence in North Carolina for pleading guilty to 11 federal felonies in March 2009.

Matt Barnes Pleads Guilty In Club Fight Case ... Punished

6/27/2017 7:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Matt Barnes ain't going to jail for his role in a Dec. nightclub brawl in NYC -- but he will spend some time helping out the community per a plea deal in the case ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The Golden State Warriors star appeared in court Tuesday morning where he formally pled guilty to disorderly conduct and in exchange he was sentenced to 10 days of community service.

We broke the story ... Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins were in the middle of a violent altercation inside Avenue nightclub on Dec. 5 after he allegedly "butt bumped" a woman near his VIP booth. 

The woman claimed Barnes choked her. Barnes claimed he was merely defending himself

The NBA star was eventually arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault -- but he cut a deal with prosecutors to get a lighter sentence.

Barnes is due back in court in August for an update on the community service.

Of course, Barnes is also being sued by the victims in civil court -- they want Barnes and DeMarcus to pay up big-time for injuries they claim the players caused.

Miranda Kerr Forks Over $8.1M in Jewels Tied to Malaysia Money Laundering Probe

6/27/2017 6:37 AM PDT

Miranda Kerr just forked over millions of dollars worth of jewelry to the U.S. government because someone may have bought them for her with stolen overseas money.

Miranda surrendered $8.1 million in jewels to the U.S. Justice Department Friday from her safe-deposit box in L.A. The jewels were given to her by a Malaysian financier ... allegedly with ill-gotten money.

International lawsuits have been filed alleging the cash was illegally taken from a Malaysian sovereign-wealth fund, and that some of the money was used to buy gifts for various celebs ... including Miranda and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Leo just handed over some of his prized possessions -- including an Oscar won by Marlon Brando that was gifted to him. He surrendered the goods a couple weeks ago, the result of the same probe.

Neither celeb was named as a defendant in the lawsuits.

Michael Floyd Violated House Arrest ... Gets 1 Day In Jail

6/26/2017 1:37 PM PDT
Breaking News

A judge has ordered Michael Floyd back to jail because he drank alcohol and violated the terms of his house arrest.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Floyd tested positive for alcohol several times on June 11, and claims it was because he drank too much kombucha.

The Minnesota Vikings WR wasn't allowed to have a drop of alcohol while on house arrest stemming from a December DUI arrest.

According to ESPN's Josh Weinfuss, a judge found that Floyd was in violation, and sentenced him to 1 day in jail and 5 more days of house arrest.

The Vikings wrote a letter to the judge in support of Floyd, and said they had kombucha on tap at the team facility. Floyd said that he didn't realize there was alcohol in the fermented tea.

Chris Brown & Karrueche BET Made Sure to Keep Them Apart During Award Show

6/26/2017 12:58 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The BET Awards made special plans to accommodate Karrueche Tran's restraining order against Chris Brown ... even though he was scheduled to perform and she was a presenter. 

Production sources tell TMZ ... Karrueche was given a heads-up by BET producers that Chris would be performing Sunday night. When he took the stage, producers moved her to a holding room to ensure Chris never got within 100 yards of Karrueche, as the court order requires.

We're told she did not watch Chris's performance while in the holding room. Also, Chris never sat in the audience -- he was only backstage, and he and Karrueche never crossed paths. 

We're told BET invited her almost 2 months ago to present an award, and she agreed so she could promote her show, "Claws." Remember, she was smack in the middle of her case against Chris at that time ... which included allegations he'd made violent threats.

It seemed odd she chose to be at the same event as him, but it's now clear BET went out of its way to address any concerns Karrueche might have -- and to ensure Chris didn't violate the protective order.

Of course, none of that prevented her new bf Quavo, and his Migos crew, from squaring off with Chris at an after-party. 

Rich Homie Quan Tour Van Break-In

6/26/2017 10:34 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

New van trouble for Rich Homie Quan, and this time he's the one filing a police report after someone broke into his tour van to jack up to $2k worth of stuff.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... RHQ's Savana Explorer van got rolled early Sunday morning ... while he was performing at a club in Meridian, Mississippi. 

Cops say Quan discovered someone had smashed the back window around 2 AM, and he told cops the thieves took between $1,500 and $2,000 worth of property.

As we reported ... he recently got busted for felony weed possession in a different van just a month ago.

No suspects have been ID'd yet.

Ahman Green Arrested on Suspicion of Child Abuse

6/26/2017 9:08 AM PDT
Breaking News

Green Bay Packers legend Ahman Green was arrested in Wisconsin on felony suspicion of child abuse ... official records show.

The Brown County Sheriff's Dept. confirms 40-year-old Green was booked early Monday morning for an alleged incident on Sunday evening. 

Green has been booked for felony child abuse -- intentionally causing harm/cruelty toward a child. The charge carries a maximum of 6 years in prison if convicted.

A rep for the Sheriff's Dept. tells TMZ Sports ... "We had contact with Mr. Green on Sunday June 25th at 11:30 p.m. He was arrested for physical abuse of a child in a family related incident."

"The referral has been made to the Brown County District Attorney’s Office and any additional requests will need to be made to them as we cannot comment on pending cases."

According to his booking sheet, Green is being held without bond until he goes in front of a judge. 

Green was a 4-time Pro Bowl running back during his career and was later inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame.

Story developing ... 

Miguel Tejada FL Home Burglarized ... Suspect Arrested

6/26/2017 8:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bad news, good news for ex-MLB superstar Miguel Tejada ...

Bad News -- someone broke into Tejada's Ft. Lauderdale home and jacked thousands of dollars worth of expensive belongings.

Good News -- Cops have arrested the suspect and Tejada should get his stuff back. 

Here's what we know ... Tejada had been spending a TON of time in the Dominican Republic, as he's relocating his family. 

Officials says a 60-year-old man who was house-sitting next door noticed that no one was checking in on Tejada's home and saw an opportunity to jack all the fancy stuff that was still inside. 

Michael Jones, attorney for the Tejadas, says officials believe the suspect, Mark Parker, systematically took more than $10,000 in belongings over a period of 3 months.

Sources connected to Tejada tell us the number could be as high as $500,000. They're still tallying up the missing items.

Sources connected to the situation tell us the loot allegedly includes expensive designer shoes, signed jerseys, MLB trophies, musical instruments, patio furniture and more.

Cops tracked down Parker and arrested him for burglary and grand theft. He's since been released from custody.

We're told Tejada and his wife are PISSED and want the suspect prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

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