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Robin Thicke, Paula Patton Loaning Stuff to Your Ex is Risky Business

7/24/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0721-robin-thicke-paula-patton-TMZ-01Robin Thicke and Paula Patton both just learned a lesson about divorce ... don't loan and don't borrow your ex's car, because it can cost you dearly.

We're told Paula got pulled over a few days ago by the CHP for speeding and an unsafe lane change. Deputies quickly noticed the registration on the Range Rover had expired.

Now the problems. It's not Paula's Range Rover. It's Robin's. Apparently he loans it to her from time to time. We're told Robin's people just forgot to write the DMV check.

Now here's the lesson for everyone. From Paula's point of view, she's rolling the dice when she drive's someone else's car ... all sorts of things could go wrong, including a traffic stop because the owner didn't pay the piper.

What Robin did is even dicier. If Paula's erratic driving resulted in an accident, Robin would be on the hook if the victim decided to sue.

Short story ... Keep separate property separate, pay your bills, and obey the speed limit.


Le'Veon Bell Completes Weed Probation ... Despite New Pot Drama

7/24/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722_le'veon-bell_gettyAlthough he's facing a 4-game suspension from the NFL for a missed drug test, Le'Veon Bell has got some GOOD weed news in his life ... 'cause he recently completed his probation from his 2014 marijuana arrest.

The Pittsburgh Steelers star was charged with marijuana possession and DUI in August 2014 after police pulled him over and found weed in his car. During the arrest, Bell told cops he "didn't know you could get a DUI for being high" ... and admitted to smoking a couple hours before the incident.

Bell was sentenced to a 15-month probation program in February 2015 ... and was told to stay away from drugs and alcohol for the entire sentence. He also had to complete a safe driving class and pay fines.

According to official documents, obtained by TMZ Sports, the 24-year-old running back successfully completed probation ... and the case has officially been expunged from his record. 


Tom Cruise Suicide Bombing Threat to Scientology 'Allah Akbar, Tom'

7/23/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722-tom-cruise-scientology-getty-tmz-01Tom Cruise has been pulled into the middle of a police investigation surrounding a potential suicide bomber who made alarming threats to the Church of Scientology.

Cops say the man called the Church back in April asking, "Are there any bombings I can do?" The man, who ID'd himself as a Muslim, said he "liked to do suicide bombings."

According to police docs, the caller began singing, "Allah Akbar, Tom Cruise" ... the phrase some terrorists have used as they attack. He then hung up.

The LAPD is now on the hunt for the man ... with a search warrant forcing AT&T to ante up phone records.  

Beyonce Pulls Race Card in 'Lemonade' Suit

7/22/2016 4:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722-beyonce-lemonade-TIDAL-01Beyonce's adamant she didn't rip off "Lemonade" from a film about a depressed white guy, and she says the proof is right there in her visual album ... about a proud black woman.

Beyonce just filed docs which call Matthew Fulks' lawsuit bogus ... because "Lemonade" and his 2014 short film "Palinoia" have completely different narratives.

In the docs obtained by TMZ, she says the differences couldn't be clearer -- "Lemonade" portrays "an African-American woman who progresses through stages of suspicion, denial, anger and, ultimately, reconciliation in her relationship."

On the other hand, she says "Palinoia" is about a "white man who is distressed in the wake of a failed relationship."

We broke the story ... Fulks sued Bey and her record label, saying much of her "Lemonade" trailer copied chunks of his film.


Ciara Future's Trash Talk Cost Me $500k

7/22/2016 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722-future-ciara-tmz-05Ciara got screwed out of half a million bucks thanks to Future's trash talking ... so claims the singer.

Ciara says her baby daddy's barrage of tweets and interviews disparaging her scared away an international cosmetics company she thinks would have paid her $500k ... this according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ.

You'll recall ... Ciara slapped Future with a defamation lawsuit back in February after he blasted her on social media with tweets like, "This bitch got control problems ... I gotta go through lawyers to see baby future ... the f***ery for 15k a month."

Ciara says all that trash talk has undermined her "positive reputation" and sullied her as "controlling, dishonest, malicious, unreasonable, evil, conniving" and bad parent which made the cosmetic co. run for the hills.


Florida Gators Linebacker Helps Stop Rape ... 'Girl Was Unconscious'

7/22/2016 11:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0722-christian-garcia-roster-pic-03A University of Florida linebacker is being hailed as a hero for helping to stop a man who was allegedly raping a woman behind a bar near campus. 

The football player is Christian Garcia -- who was working security at the 101 Cantina in Gainesville on Thursday night when he saw something suspicious by the dumpsters. 

Garcia told FirstCoastNews ... at first, he thought he saw two people having sex ... but quickly realized the woman was passed out ... so he decided to take action. 

"The girl was basically unconscious, so I knew there was no way she could be giving consent."

Garcia grabbed the guy and told him to stop -- but the man allegedly responded by throwing punches at the 6'1", 233-pound junior.  

The suspect escaped -- but cops launched an investigation and eventually arrested 34-year-old Christopher Shaw. Officials believe he may have raped other women as well. 


As for Garcia, he said he never had any 2nd thoughts about going after the alleged attacker.

"I hold strong moral values and I don't think anyone should be taken advantage of in that kind of way."

Ezekiel Elliott's Accuser Listed Occupation As 'Sex Slave' ... On 2nd Police Report

7/22/2016 9:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0722-Ezekiel-Elliott-getty-03update_graphic_red_bar10:37 AM PT -- This is bizarre ... on the 2nd police report, the accuser's occupation is listed as "sex slave."

For his part, Elliott's listed as a Dallas Cowboys football player. update-grey-gray-barThe woman who accused Ezekiel Elliott of domestic violence filed a 2nd police report -- claiming he attacked her multiple times over the past week ... but Elliott has denied that too. 

The report was filed Friday -- and the woman claims Elliott "struck her several times leaving bruises on her arms" during incidents that took place between July 16th and July 20th. 

She had posted pictures of the alleged injuries on social media.

0722-ezekiel-elliott-alleged-injuries-INSTAGRAM-03Investigators also spoke with Elliott who says he "never touched [her] in a harmful manner" and that her bruises were from a bar fight she was in. 

Elliott also stated that he never lived with the accuser but did pay her rent and co-signed on her vehicle. 

We broke the story ... the woman also accused Elliott of striking her Friday morning. Elliott adamantly denied that as well. 

So far, no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed. 

Ezekiel Elliott The 911 Call He's Been Hitting Me For Days

7/22/2016 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made by the woman accusing Ezekiel Elliott of domestic violence -- in which she says the Cowboys running back had been hitting her for days. 

The woman seems remarkably calm during the call -- and explains why she would like an officer to come to the scene. 

The woman says she was initially going to wait until tomorrow to report the incident -- but changed her mind. 

Cops arrived to the scene and spoke with Elliott -- who adamantly denied striking the woman. Several witnesses also say they did not see the NFL player attack her. 

He was not arrested. No charges have been filed. The woman was referred to the prosecutor's office if she wants to continue to pursue a case against Elliott. 

Suge Knight Prosecutors Air Dirty Laundry To Protect Witnesses

7/22/2016 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



10:25 PM PT -- The judge agreed with prosecutors and just ruled Suge's defense team cannot receive additional info about some of the potential witnesses but they did get several names. 


Suge Knight is a very dangerous man whose criminal record stretches almost 30 years ... at least that's the point prosecutors are trying to make in order to protect witnesses from his wrath.

Suge's defense team has asked prosecutors in the murder case for their witness list -- but prosecutors say they're hesitant to release that info given Suge's lengthy criminal past. 

In legal docs, obtained by TMZ, prosecutors list numerous run-ins Suge has had with the law over the years -- including an attempted murder charge in '87, assault with a firearm in '95 and ordering a bodyguard to punch a woman. Their list went on and on.

And get this ... prosecutors say Suge's so intimidating, when new rappers come to L.A. or Vegas, they're required to pay a monetary "tax" to stay safe.

The judge will decide if prosecutors have to release the witness names. A hearing is scheduled for Friday. 


Draymond Green Strikes Plea Deal in Bar Attack Case ... No Jail

7/22/2016 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0722-draymond-green-gettyDraymond Green will be off the hook in his bar fight case ... if he can keep his nose clean for a year ... because the NBA star just struck a plea deal with prosecutors. 

Green was arrested for assault on July 10th after allegedly striking a college football player in the face outside of a Michigan bar. He was facing more than 90 days in jail if convicted. 

But now, Green has reportedly cut a deal ... in which he agreed to pay a $500 fine and $60 in jail restitution AND he must stay out of trouble for a year. He also isn't allowed to contact the victim

If he does all of those things ... the charge will be reduced to a civil infraction ... so he won't have a misdemeanor on his record. 

We spoke with Asst. City Attorney David Meyers who tells us Draymond got NO special treatment. 

"The plea agreement reached with Mr. Green is in accordance with our normal plea bargain procedures and guidelines for a case with similar circumstances, evidence and witness statements. We simply treated Mr. Green no differently than any other defendant that we prosecute."

Ezekiel Elliott NFL Launches Investigation ... After Dom. Violence Allegations

7/22/2016 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722-Ezekiel-Elliott-getty-02The NFL has already launched an investigation into the Ezekiel Elliott alleged domestic violence situation ... a rep for the league confirms to TMZ Sports.

"We begin a review when we become aware of a potential violation of the personal conduct policy," the rep explained. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the Dallas Cowboys rookie was named in a police report by a woman who claims the 21-year-old attacked her Friday morning outside of her Ohio apartment.   

For his part, Elliott -- who was NOT arrested -- denies all wrongdoing and several witnesses say they did not see him strike the woman. 

NHL's Evander Kane Arrested In Buffalo ... Over June Bar Incident

7/22/2016 8:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0722-evander-kane-getty-02Buffalo Sabres superstar Evander Kane has been arrested in Buffalo -- stemming from an alleged altercation at a Buffalo bar back in June. 

24-year-old Kane surrendered to police early Friday morning -- after allegedly getting into it with a bouncer and several women at the Bottoms Up bar after 3 AM on June 24th. 

According to reports, Kane allegedly yanked one of the women by the hair and grabbed her throat while pushing her into his car. The bouncer tried to break it up and Kane put his hands on him too. The entire incident was reportedly captured on security video. 

He's expected to be charged with one count of misdemeanor criminal trespass and four counts of non-criminal harassment. 

Kane adamantly denies the allegations and intends to fight the charges. 

Young Buck Busted for Threat To Torch Ex's Apt

7/22/2016 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Young Buck threatened to burn down his ex-girlfriend's apartment ... according to cops in Tennessee.

Law enforcement sources tell us YB was picked up after his ex-gf reported the rapper texted her the threat on Wednesday ... then showed up at her apartment, kicked down the door, but left without disturbing anything inside. 

Cops arrested him on Thursday. He was in custody for a few hours before being released on a $5k bond. 

We're told Young Buck is currently on federal probation, and this arrest could mean he'll be busted for a violation. 


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