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WWE's Paige Off the Hook In Dom. Violence Case

8/22/2017 10:44 AM PDT
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WWE superstar Paige will NOT be hit with domestic violence charges stemming from an airport altercation with Alberto Del Rio ... officials tell TMZ Sports

As we previously reported, Alberto was initially investigated after Paige screamed at him in the middle of Orlando International Airport last month. 

Paige later admitted she was the aggressor and had thrown a drink at Alberto during the altercation. The Orlando PD later recommended Paige be criminally charged for the incident. 

But now, a rep for the 9th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office tells TMZ Sports the case is officially closed -- because the victim (Alberto) did not want to move forward with charges. 

Alberto will not be charged with a crime either. 

Paige and Alberto appear to still be dating -- Paige chalked the whole thing up to being in an emotional state because she had just learned her uncle had become very sick. 

Kristen Stewart, Stella Maxwell Lawyer Up in Nude Photo Hack

8/22/2017 7:29 AM PDT
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Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell have lawyered up, demanding that several websites take down nude photos of them that were illegally hacked.

Kristen's lawyer, Scott Whitehead, fired off a letter challenging the websites that have plastered pics of Kristen and Stella, along with pics of Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn, Miley Cyrus, and Katharine McPhee.

The pics in question show Stella in the bathroom, taking a selfie with Kristen posing naked behind her.

Whitehead claims posting the pics is a flagrant violation of copyright laws ... i.e., Kristen and Stella own their images and no one can use them without permission.

The letter follows a similar demand by Tiger Woods' lawyer. As we reported, the hacker got hold of nude selfies of Lindsey Vonn and in the set there was a naked pic of Tiger that he sent while he was dating her.

As of this post the pics are still posted.

Bill Cosby Your Honor, Meet My New Lawyer He's the Bomb

8/22/2017 7:33 AM PDT

7:50 AM PT -- The judge has granted their request and agreed to push the start date of the new trial. It is now loosely scheduled for mid-March or early April, but no firm date has been decided.

Bill Cosby's rejiggered legal team appeared in court for the first time Tuesday, led by the legendary criminal defense lawyer who beat the rap on behalf of Michael Jackson.

Attorneys Tom Mesereau, Kathleen Bliss and Sam Silver led the way as Cosby and his P.R. guy, Andrew Wyatt, showed up, asking a judge to push the November trial date back so Mesereau and his team could be fully prepared. 

The judge has yet to rule on the request.

Mesereau has been critical of prosecutors who almost instantly decided to retry the case after a mistrial was declared the first time around. Mesereau called the retrial a "waste of time."

Mystikal Turns Himself in on Rape Charge

8/21/2017 2:47 PM PDT
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Mystikal has been arrested and charged with raping a woman in Louisiana.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the rapper turned himself in Monday to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department, and he was arrested and booked for first degree rape.

Shreveport PD put out the arrest warrant last week, but they hadn't been able to track him down until now. According to cops, another man, Averweone Holman, was also charged in connection with the crime.

We're told the charges stem from a 2016 incident involving a woman at a casino where Mystikal was performing ... but the details are scarce for now.

A member from Mystikal's camp tells us the charges are completely bogus, and he plans to plead not guilty.

He's being held on a $2 million bond. 

Tiger Woods, Katharine McPhee Declare Legal War Over Nude Photo Hacks

8/21/2017 2:31 PM PDT
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Tiger Woods and Katharine McPhee have been hacked -- private nude photos have surfaced -- and their lawyers are vowing to destroy anyone who posts them.

The website Celeb Jihad posted graphic selfies of various naked stars, including Tiger, Lindsey Vonn, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell.

We've learned Woods has already unleashed attorney Michael Holtz, who's threatening to sue the website if it doesn't remove the Woods photo STAT.

Sources tell TMZ ... it wasn't Tiger's phone that was hacked, it was Vonn's. We're told Tiger had sent Vonn the naked pic while they were dating. 

McPhee has also lawyered up and fired off a similar threatening letter. We're guessing the rest of the stars will follow suit. 

There are huge stakes for whoever hacked the pics -- the guy responsible for "The Fappening" was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. 

Bill Cosby Hires MJ Lawyer Tom Mesereau In Sexual Assault Retrial

8/21/2017 10:52 AM PDT

Bill Cosby just scored one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the country to defend him in his sexual assault retrial ... Tom Mesereau.

We're told Mesereau will be lead counsel in the retrial, set for November.

Mesereau has won some legendary cases ... he repped Robert Blake, who beat the rap for allegedly murdering his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley. And he successfully defended Michael Jackson in the singer's child molestation trial.

We're told Bill and Camille Cosby both signed off on Mesereau. 

His first appearance in the case will be Tuesday.

We got Mesereau out last month, and he called the retrial a gigantic waste of time.

Michael Lohan's Wife Threatened to Kill Cops ... Before Psych Hold

8/21/2017 10:43 AM PDT
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Michael Lohan's estranged wife threatened to kill cops when she called 911 this weekend ... and later claimed domestic violence against Michael before being placed on a psychiatric hold.

Kate Major told a dispatcher last Friday in Boca Raton, Florida that she would "kill us all" if Boca PD did not find her kids after Michael left their house with them ... this after he claims he came home to find her drunk and belligerent.

According to a police report, obtained by TMZ, Kate was "hysterically crying and appeared to be intoxicated" when an officer arrived following her death threat on the phone. She told the cop Michael had accused her of cheating when he got home that night, and then pulled her hair and grabbed her throat before taking off with their 2 boys.

The cop, however, says he didn't see any signs of injuries, and noted she wasn't able to show him a video she claims she had that allegedly captured the whole incident. Michael did have video of what went down, and cops determined Kate needed to be placed on a psych hold.

Kate made "a number of racial comments about Officer Graham's race [the responding officer]" ... this according to the police report, which also said when she was in the patrol car she "kicked the slider and door repeatedly" and was spitting on the slider.

The responding officer said that "without proper care or treatment Kate was a potential danger to others."

We broke the story ... Kate was taken into custody under the Baker Act and was transported to a hospital.

NFL's Dante Fowler Charged with Battery, Theft Over Alleged Parking Lot Beatdown

8/21/2017 7:43 AM PDT
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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been formally charged with 3 misdemeanors for allegedly roughing up a dude in an apartment parking lot last month ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

According to court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Fowler has been charged with 1st degree misdemeanor battery, criminal mischief and petty theft. 

As we previously reported, Fowler was initially arrested after cops say he got into an altercation with a man who criticized his driving -- and proceeded to hit the man, knock off his glasses, stepped on them ... and then grabbed the man's bag of newly purchased liquor and threw it in a nearby lake. 

If convicted on all counts, Fowler faces about a year behind bars. 

Fowler has since apologized for the incident -- telling Jaguars fans, "I'm a better person than that."

Abigail Breslin Ex-Assistant Sues She Canned and Stiffed Me!!!

8/21/2017 12:30 AM PDT
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Abigail Breslin blindsided her assistant by canning him out of nowhere and stiffing him on his final paycheck ... according to a new suit.

Michael Helms claims he worked as an assistant for the "Scream Queens" actress until she fired him on August 4. Problem is -- he'd already invoiced her for July, but was told he wasn't going to get paid for that month ... according to the docs.

Sources connected to Michael tell us Abigail spoke with him shortly after firing him to find some sort of compromise. We're told her legal team promised they'd be in touch with an offer, but just blew him off ... so Helms filed suit.

He's asking for $3,500 ... which he claims was a month's salary.

We reached out to Breslin's team ... no word back yet.

Sean Kingston I'm Sorry, Judge ... Can I Get a Do-Over?

8/20/2017 12:40 AM PDT
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Sean Kingston's begging for mercy -- asking a judge to drop a warrant for his arrest and let him try again in a jewelry case ... instead of sending him to jail.

Here's the story -- Sean was ordered to pay a Florida jeweler $44,000 in December but hasn't yet, so he's become a wanted man. According to new legal docs filed by Kingston ... he didn't know about the order, because he thought the papers he got were for another case, and he ignored them.

Sean says he's regretful and ready to take responsibility ... but wants a new trial so he can tell his side of events. He's also asking the judge to throw him a bone because he's repping himself "due to financial efficiency" and has had health issues after allegedly being assaulted and robbed recently.

The singer claims he's returned some of the merch in question to Haimov Jewelers and tried to set up a payment plan, but they wouldn't accept it.

We reached out to Haimov ... they say Sean hasn't returned anything or even reached out to them.

Robert Horry Fight Injury Photos ... Bloody Gashes

8/19/2017 12:35 AM PDT
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TMZ Sports has obtained injury photos from the man Robert Horry tried to fight at a youth basketball game ... which shows bloody damage to the man's neck. 

We broke the story ... Horry is under investigation for allegedly attacking the opposing coach at his 10-year-old son's youth basketball tournament at L.A. Live on August 5. 

The opposing coach tells TMZ Sports -- he was a big Horry fan BEFORE the tournament. But Robert was aggressive and out-of-line from the moment he got to the courts. 

The coach -- who doesn't want to be named -- says Horry was cussing and talking trash before and during the game and initiated the violent encounter that was captured on video. 

The coach says he was"terrified" of Horry and only shoved the 46-year-old to protect himself. 

Horry tells a different story ... claiming the coach struck first. 

Cops are currently investigating the incident. 

B-52's Frontman Sues You Ruined My Christmas Album

8/19/2017 12:10 AM PDT
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B-52's frontman, Fred Schneider, and his side project, The Superions, are suing their record label, claiming it failed to live up to any of the holly jolly obligations of their Xmas album.

According to legal docs, the synth rock trio -- made up of Schneider, Noah Brodie and Dan Marshall -- dropped "Destination ... Christmas!" in 2010, stocked with nontraditional yuletide gems like "Fruitcake" and "Christmas Conga (Jungle Bells)" that led it to debut at #13 on the Billboard Comedy Album Chart.

As part of their 6-year contract, The Superions claim the band was responsible for covering recording costs while Fanatic Records agreed to handle album cover costs, as well as manufacturing and promoting the LP. The band also claims the label was responsible for delivering biannual sale reports and royalties -- which Schneider and his bandmates said it failed to do.

When the contract expired in September 2016, the band says Fanatic failed to turn over the remaining physical copies of the album.

They're suing for a ton of cash. 

A rep for Fanatic tells us ... "It's no fun being sued by one of your musical heroes, especially over a Christmas album, but we look forward to the opportunity to defend ourselves against accusations that are wholly false."

Producer Joel Silver Sued Over Personal Assistant's Cocaine Drowning At Jennifer Aniston's Honeymoon Celebration

8/18/2017 5:43 PM PDT
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Famed producer Joel Silver is being sued over a drowning at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's honeymoon celebration.

The family of Carmel Musgrove, Silver's personal assistant, claim in the lawsuit, Silver flew Carmel and others to the Four Seasons Hotel in Bora Bora in August, 2015, to celebrate the marriage of Jen and Justin.

The suit alleges Carmel and a Martin Herold, Silver's personal chef, partied on August 19 and consumed heavy amounts of alcohol along with cocaine and weed. Carmel went missing and her nude body was later discovered floating in a lagoon 500 yards from her bungalow.

According to the lawsuit, the cause of death was alcohol, cocaine, fatigue from overwork, heat stroke and a midnight swim in choppy waters.

Carmel's family claims Silver or one of his people supplied Carmel with cocaine and booze, and overworked her.

We reached out to Silver ... so far, no word back.

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