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Lil Wayne

Major Beef in Club

Before Bus Shooting

4/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0427-lil-wayne-tmz-01The search for suspects in the Lil Wayne tour bus shooting might lead back to the Atlanta nightclub where he performed that night ... and a heated showdown he had with audience members. 

Sources in Compound Nightclub this weekend say Weezy got into it with several people in the crowd. It's unclear what was said to spark the dispute, but we're told Wayne was hot as fish grease during part of his performance. 

We're told club security eventually booted the hecklers, but just to be safe ... Wayne got extra protection while leaving the club and getting onto his tour bus.

As we reported .. the shooting went down minutes after the bus left the club.

Police have no suspects yet -- and continue to investigate -- but the near-melee could be a clue. 

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Jeremy Jackson

I Stabbed a Gangbanger with a Clown Tattoo

... In Self Defense

4/27/2015 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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
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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." 

P.J. Williams

DUI Case Dismissed

... Over Dash Cam Fail

4/27/2015 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0427-pj-williams-getty-02Top NFL draft prospect P.J. Williams -- a projected 1st round pick -- is officially OFF THE HOOK in his DUI case ... and it's all because the police dash cam MISSED a significant portion of the arrest.  

As we previously reported, the ex-Florida State University cornerback was busted on April 3rd -- after cops say he appeared to be hammered while driving his friends out of a McDonald's parking lot in Tallahassee at 3 AM. 

The 21-year-old admitted he had been drinking several hours earlier in the evening -- but insisted he was NOT drunk when he got behind the wheel.

He did NOT submit to a breathalyzer or a blood test ... so cops were relying heavily on the dash cam video to prove he was in no shape to drive.  

But according to the Leon County District Attorney's Office ... "significant portions of the DUI investigation were not captured on video because of the positioning of the police car."

We're told the most important part of the arrest -- the field sobriety test -- was a casualty of the dash cam mishap. 

Ultimately, prosecutors decided the case against Williams was weak without the footage -- so the case was tossed. 

Jon Jones

Swore He's a Responsible Driver

... 3 Weeks Before Crash

4/27/2015 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Jones made an interesting video just 3 weeks ago ... telling his fans his days of being reckless behind the wheel were LONG OVER ... and he's a much more "mature" driver now. 

In the video, the UFC champ told his fans he was thinking about getting a brand new lightning fast Corvette ... the first fast car since he wrecked his Bentley in his 2012 DUI crash.  

"I've matured a lot since the Bentley," Jones said at the time ... "May not seem like it .. but I have people, I promise."

Just 3 weeks after the video, Jones allegedly crashed ANOTHER car and injured a pregnant woman in a hit and run incident in New Mexico. Cops say there was weed in Jones' vehicle. 

Andrew Getty

Burglars Steal Silverware after Death

4/27/2015 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Andrew Getty -- the grandson of billionaire titan J. Paul Getty -- was targeted in death by thieves who stole some very expensive flatware. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, within 2 weeks of his death at the end of March, burglars broke into his gated home near Mulholland Drive and stole his silverware.

Cops tell us the thieves gained entry by forcing open a door.

The 47-year-old heir, whose father was reportedly worth $2 billion, had all sorts of eccentric items, including mechanical devices for a horror film he was producing.

We're told as far as cops know, the only thing the thieves took was silverware. Weird.

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Courtney Love Sued

You Dropped Me ...

But You Still Have to Pay Me!

4/27/2015 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Courtney Love Biography
Courtney Love's biographer -- one of the best in the biz -- says he went through hell to write her life story ... and claims his reward was getting canned without notice, and then shortchanged on his paycheck.

Anthony Bozza is suing Love, claiming he got paid $100,000 for his work ... but their deal calls for him to get paid an additional $200k.

Bozza -- who has written with the likes of Slash, Tommy Lee, Tracy Morgan and Artie Lange -- claims he incurred $10,000 in expenses ... and didn't receive a dime in reimbursement. He also claims Love would disappear for months at a time, which caused him to deliver the manuscript late.

In the end, Bozza claims he was never officially fired, but says Love texted him that she was "fixing" the book, and she'd already hired a new writer to rework his version. 

Bozza is suing for breach of contract and wants the $200k he claims he's owed, plus interest.

Jon Jones Investigation

Cop ID'd UFC Star

Running from Crash Scene

4/27/2015 7:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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An off-duty police officer says he witnessed a man he believed to be Jon Jones fleeing from a hit and run crash -- ON FOOT -- moments after the accident ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The Albuquerque Police Dept. tells us ... the suspect literally ran from the scene Sunday morning moments after the collision, which injured a 20-year-old pregnant woman

We're told an off-duty police officer happened to be in the area ... and told investigators he watched a man flee the scene ... a man who he believed to be Jon Jones. 

BTW -- Jones is 6'4" and 205 pounds. 

Cops tell us they searched the suspect's vehicle -- a rental car -- and found documents with Jon's name on them. 

We're told cops have still not spoken with Jones -- but say he's still a person of interest in the investigation. 

'Baywatch' Star Nicole Eggert

Staying Afloat ...

Sells Home to Pay Massive Debt

4/27/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Nicole Eggert HomeFormer "Baywatch" babe Nicole Eggert is drowning in debt ... but a bankruptcy court judge just threw her a huge lifeline and green lit the sale of her crib to pay off mounting bills.

According to real estate sources Nicole unloaded her 3 bed/2/bath 2,250 sq. ft. Studio City home for a cool $1.15 mil. Most of that is going toward the $805k she still owes on the house she originally snagged for $835k. 

In 2013 Eggert filed for bankruptcy and this year she asked a judge to let her to sell off the pad to cover her debt and get a fresh start. She got the thumbs up on April 8th and sold a few days later.

Lil Wayne

Tour Bus Shot Up in Atlanta

4/26/2015 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0426-lil-wayne-police-tour-bus-wsbtv-3 copyLil Wayne's tour bus took on gunfire in Atlanta early Sunday morning ... TMZ has learned.

Wayne performed at Compound nightclub on Saturday night ... and sources tell us the shooting went down shortly after 3:30 AM -- minutes after Wayne's 2 tour buses pulled away from the club.

We're told Weezy and a few other Young Money execs and artists -- including Lil Twist and Hood -- were on board at least one of the buses at the time of the shooting. It appears no one was injured, and it's still unclear if Wayne was on board the bus that was hit.

Law enforcement sources tell us immediately after the shooting the bus was driven to a nearby hotel, and that's when someone in Wayne's entourage called cops.

We're told witnesses on the buses didn't see much -- their only description of the suspects is that they were in 2 white vehicles ... a sports car (possibly a Corvette) and an SUV.

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John Larroquette

Alleged Crash Victim ...

His Insurance Co. Is Screwing Me

4/26/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

John Larroquette Crash Victim"Night Court" star John Larroquette was involved in a brutal car accident that severely injured a reality TV star, who claims he can't get no satisfaction ... from John or his insurance company. 

The alleged victim is Joe Meinwieser -- a tattoo artist on Oxygen's "Tattoos After Dark" -- and his list of injuries are horrific: broken ribs, fractured spine, fractured hand, and loss of half his kidney.

Meinwieser claims Larroquette made an illegal turn out of a Venice, CA parking lot in December -- smashing into him and his motorcycle. 

0423-sub-joe-meinswieser-twitter-01Police investigated, and law enforcement sources tell us it's unlikely JL will face criminal charges.

That's not sitting well with Joe -- who claims Larroquette promised to cover his medical expenses ... but the actor's insurance company won't pay up. He says he can't work, and his unpaid medical bills are mounting. 

Unclear if Larroquette is aware of Meinwieser's situation. We've made multiple attempts to contact him, but his people aren't responding. Joe says his next move will be a lawsuit.

Darius McCrary

My Son's Paralyzed with Fear

Claims He's Being Abused

4/26/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Darius McCrary Son AbusedDarius McCrary refused to return his son to his baby mama because he claims the boy has been abused by his stepdad, but he lost the fight and the boy is hysterical with fear.

We're told everything unraveled last week at LAX, when he was putting his 7-year-old boy on a Michigan-bound plane to return to his mom.  The boy had a tantrum and cops were called.

According to the police report, McCrary told officers the boy was terrified to return home because his stepfather had physically abused him back in January.  Cops then spoke with to the boy and got the same story. 

Cops got the message and allowed Darius to leave the airport with his son.  The Dept. of Children and Family Services was notified, and that triggered a court battle.

Darius tried to convince an L.A. County judge to award him full custody, but the judge decided the case could only be handled by the Michigan courts and the kid had to be returned to his mom.

So Friday afternoon, Darius met the baby mama at the Hollywood Police Station and handed off their son, who became an emotional wreck.

Darius plans to carry on the fight in Michigan.

We've reached out to the baby mama's attorney for comment ... so far, no word back.

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