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Ed Westwick I Feel Vindicated

8/18/2018 6:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ed Westwick is back in circulation, after the D.A. rejected 3 sexual assault cases.

Westwick was leaving Craig's in WeHo Friday night, when we asked how he felt about the outcome. He clearly feels the D.A. did what had to be done -- reject the cases.

Two of the cases were dismissed for lack of evidence and the third because the alleged victim failed to cooperate. Westwick has maintained he did not sexually assault anyone.

The "Gossip Girl" star says it's now time to get back to work.

Kodak Black Released from Jail ... Fresh Start Starts Now

8/17/2018 10:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kodak Black is a free man, which means the time has come for the life of Bill K. Kapri to begin anew.

The Florida rapper was released from the Broward County Jail early Saturday morning after serving 7 months. As you'll recall ... he was doing time for 2 probation violations stemming from being arrested in January.

Kodak was initially facing 12 years behind bars, but 5 of the 7 charges against him were dropped and he was looking at an October release before a judge cut his sentence even more last month.

This was all good news for the rapper while he was sitting in a jail cell and, on top of it, he took steps to better his life and get a fresh start upon his release ... including a legal name change!

Kodak also got a jail tutor to help him get his GED.

The world's your oyster now, Bill.

NFL's Kendall Wright Ordered to Pay $400,000! ... In Human Stock Exchange Case

8/18/2018 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Talk about return on investment ... a judge has ordered Vikings WR Kendall Wright to pay nearly $400,000 to a company that sells stock in professional athletes.

As we previously reported ... Fantex, Inc. -- a business that makes deals with athletes to sell "shares" to fans who believe the athletes are destined for big paydays -- sued Kendall back in January.

They claimed after they signed a deal with Wright in 2015 that offered him $3.125 mil for 10% of his future earnings ... he didn't pay up.

A judge signed off on an order this week in which the wideout will have to pay Fantex $386,055.83 ($349,157.22 in damages and $36,898.61 in attorney fees).

FYI ... Wright is currently on the roster bubble in Minnesota after inking an $1 million deal with the team this offseason.

NBA Commish Adam Silver Death Threat Sender Gets Break ... Charges Dropped

8/18/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The man who threatened to kill Adam Silver over an NBA roster spot just caught a huge break ... and he has the commish to thank for it.

27-year-old David Pyant was arrested and charged with aggravated harassment back in May after sending an email to Silver, saying "If you don't let me play, I'm going to come up there and kill you with my f*cking gun." 

But, Pyant won't be serving any time for the threat, 'cause TMZ Sports has learned Silver simply did not want to move forward with the case ... and the charges were dropped.

It's a HUGE break for the guy ... he was facing up to a year in jail.

Now go work on your jumper.

Tyrese's Ex His Money Probs are His Fault, Not Mine ... Don't Mess with The Rock

8/17/2018 4:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyrese has nobody to blame but himself for his struggles in the movie biz, because he picked a fight with The Rock and lost ... according to his ex-wife.

Norma Gibson filed legal docs this week -- obtained by TMZ -- firing back at Tyrese for claiming she ruined his career with domestic violence allegations ... so he can't afford to pay her legal fees.

Norma claims his movie career is flailing because he got into a public beef with Dwayne Johnson ... and that was all his fault -- not hers.

We broke the story -- Tyrese says he's only raking in $51k a month but his expenses are more than $113k, so he's too strapped for cash to cover anything else for her.

Norma calls BS and slams Tyrese ... saying "his extravagant lifestyle and over $113,000 in monthly bills is his choice." Besides ... she believes he should have money from other sources to cover her attorney fees.

Translation -- flourishing movie career or not ... Norma wants her money.

'Steve Harvey Show' Star Wendy Raquel Robinson Heading for Divorce

8/17/2018 5:38 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Wendy Raquel Robinson -- best known for playing Regina "Piggy" Grier on "The Steve Harvey Show" -- is getting divorced after 15 years ... TMZ has learned.

Her husband, Marco Perkins, filed paperwork in L.A. Friday for dissolution of marriage. The couple wed in 2003 and has no minor children together.

Wendy gushed about her hubby in a 2012 article in Essence, saying marriage is wonderful ... and, "I can honestly say he’s my best friend.”

Other than her role as the school principal on Harvey's sitcom, Wendy's also well known for her role as Tasha Mack on the show "The Game."

Ohio State's Zach Smith Took Penis Pics In White House ... Ex-Wife Claims

8/17/2018 3:38 PM PDT
Breaking News

Ex-Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith took pictures of his penis while inside the White House during a 2015 team visit to celebrate the OSU national championship ... so says his ex-wife. 

But, Smith's attorney says the penis in the photo -- which reportedly shows a tie and wedding ring that match up with Smith -- does not belong to his client.

FYI, Zach is the former Ohio State WRs coach who was fired last month in the wake of reports detailing an alleged history of domestic violence. 

As for the penis photos, Zach's ex-wife Courtney told college football reporter Brett McMurphy she believes the pics to be authentic. 

McMurphy did not publish the pics but described them in detail -- saying one features Zach's penis while he's wearing the black suit he wore to the White House event. 

Another photo features Zach's penis next to a towel with the presidential seal on it. 

Courtney also claims Zach took multiple penis pics in the Ohio State coaches' office during his employment with OSU -- including one where he's receiving oral sex from an OSU staffer. 

Zach's attorney told McMurphy none of the penis pics are actually his client -- but didn't offer up an explanation. 

McMurphy is also reporting Smith ordered $2,200 in "sex toys, male apparel and photography equipment" which he had sent to the Ohio State athletic offices. 

Among the items ... "Men’s spider enhancer thong triple c**kring, body wear CS2 metallic erotic c**k strap gold and snake skin, WildmanT ball lifter red, candyman men’s jock suspenders" and more. 

Zach's attorney told McMurphy the items were "gag gifts."

Shonda Rhimes Sued Over Sidewalk Scandal!!!

8/17/2018 3:01 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Shonda Rhimes hasn't had a misstep in her career, which is more than can be said about a world-renowned physician who tripped and fell in front of her house, and now the good doc is suing her.

Dr. Kuo Chao claims in a new lawsuit, he was jogging past Shonda's Hancock Park mansion in L.A. back in June 2017, when he tripped over a buckling sidewalk in front of the 8,400 square foot home.

He says he broke his wrist, damaged cartilage and lost range of motion and function in his wrist and arm, which has caused limited mobility and loss of strength and stamina. He also says he has lost "fine motor skills." He says he was unable to work for a long time and it still affects his ability to work. 

Dr. Chao says he is a prestigious interventional neuroradiologist -- he treats stroke and aneurysm patients. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale.  

As for why Dr. Chao says Shonda's responsible, he says she had an obligation to fix the sidewalk, which buckled due to pipes, tree roots and botched repairs. He's also suing the City of L.A.

Dr. Chao is asking for unspecified damages.

We reached out to Shonda's rep .. so far, no word back.

'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Her Son's the Problem, Not Dementia ... Claims Alleged Friend

8/17/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nichelle Nichols is spry and lucid, and doesn't need to be controlled by a bunch of people who don't have her best interests at heart -- including her son-- so says a woman claiming to be her close friend.

According to new legal docs filed by Angelique Fawcette ... the 'Star Trek' icon's son, Kyle Johnson, doesn't really care about Nichols' well-being ... she says he's trying to use her health issues as an excuse to gain possession of her riches.

Fawcette claims Nichelle even wrote a note to her son in March 2017, letting him know she wants to amend her will because he allegedly told her ... "I can't wait to get rid of this sh*t and sell [your] house and property."

As for Nichols' recent dementia diagnosis ... Fawcette says it's not credible because the doctor who diagnosed is not a psychiatrist and lacks necessary qualifications. And, Fawcette says she's consistently observed Nichelle performing daily activities with no issues ... she just needs occasional reminders to pay her bills.

We broke the story ... Johnson claimed his mother needed court-ordered protection because people were taking advantage of her. A judge signed off on a conservatorship.

Fawcette claims it's all a ruse set up by Nichols' son, so he can get his hands on her money. She says Nichelle's doing just fine and wants to keep living her life and handling her own business ... and her 2013 video interview with Nichols is more proof.

Ex-NBA Star Tom Chambers Charged with Assault ... In Drunken Bar Fight

8/16/2018 4:22 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If someone told you, "Your mom should have killed you when you came out of the womb" -- would you consider those "fighting words?"

Ex-NBA star Tom Chambers certainly did -- admitting he got physical with a trash-talking 22-year-old at an Arizona bar ... and now he's been charged with assault. 

It all stems from an April 15 incident at Isabella's Kitchen in Scottsdale -- where Tom says he was innocently hanging out when another patron started insulting him. 

Witnesses told police the other patron, Alexander Bergelt, began to take verbal jabs at Tom including, "You're not sh*t," "You're tall and scrawny" and "Look at your big head."

Tom told police the final straw came when Bergelt said, "Your mom should have killed you when you came out of the womb as ugly as you are, your arms are skinny, your chest is this. Your belly is big."

Tom admits he "absolutely put hands on [Alexander]" but never punched him. Tom says he was trying to get Alexander to "show respect."

Alexander told police a different story -- saying Chambers came at him from across the bar, grabbed him by the throat and threw him backwards. 

Cops say Alexander had a mark on his neck and a bruise on his lip. 

When cops arrived, Alexander told police all he wanted was an apology -- he didn't get it. 

Cops investigated and decided to press charges against both parties -- Chambers was hit with assault and Alexander was charged with disorderly conduct. 

Chambers was a 4-time NBA All-Star and famously had one of the greatest dunks in NBA history over Mark Jackson. 

Bryan Berard Sues NHL Over Brain Injuries

8/16/2018 1:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NHL superstar Bryan Berard -- the 1st overall pick in the '95 Draft -- is suing the NHL claiming the league failed to protect him from brain injuries during his 12-year career. 

The lawsuit is similar to the ones pro football players filed against the NFL -- essentially saying the NHL concealed the risks of traumatic brain injuries resulting from pro hockey and failing to take adequate steps to protect the players. 

In his suit, Berard says he sustained "repetitive brain injuries" during his career and now has serious medical problems as a result. 

Berard says the NHL had a duty to "cease their patent glorification of, and profiting from, fist-fighting and violence in the league" 

He adds, "The time has come for the NHL to not only care for those former players on whose backs and brains the League reaped billions of dollars, but also finally to put long-term player safety over profit."

In his suit, Berard says he suffered at least 5 concussions and became blind in one eye during his career (though the blindness was due to a hockey stick to the eye from a 2000 game). 

He's suing for unspecified damages. 

Berard's suit says he's also filing in memory of "the late Jeff Parker, a former NHL player who was posthumously diagnosed with having Stage 3 CTE."

And now, we've also learned several ex-NHL stars have followed similar suits including Garth Butcher, Ian Turnbull, Mark Hardy and John Cullen.

Josh Gordon In Child Support War ... Flirting with Jail Time

8/16/2018 12:02 PM PDT
Breaking News

Josh Gordon's off-season is WAY more complicated than we thought -- the Browns WR is in the middle of a nasty child support war ... and if he doesn't make things right, he could go to jail.  

Christina Lockhart has been fighting like hell to get the troubled NFL star to fork over child support for their 3-year-old daughter for years ... but it's been a fight every step of the way. She clearly feels Gordon's screwing her over. 

Lockhart recently got a court order forcing Gordon to pay $6,765 per month starting August 1 ... but her lawyer told WKYC she has NOT received the payment. 

The child support figure is tied to Gordon's 2018 salary with the Browns -- $800,000 -- but there's a catch. 

Gordon's attorney claims in court docs the WR won't get his first paycheck until September 9 -- Week 1 of the NFL season. 

But, in court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the judge clearly outlines the penalty for missing payments -- up to 30 days in jail for the first violation, 60 days for the second violation and 90 days for the third. 

We've reached out to Gordon's attorney, Tanja Holecek, for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Jay Mohr, Nikki Cox Divorce Finally Final ... After 2 Tries and 2 Years

8/16/2018 10:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

After multiple divorce filings, a failed reconciliation and claims of drug abuse ... Jay Mohr and Nikki Cox are officially done being husband and wife.

According to new legal docs ... their divorce became final Tuesday, but the terms of their settlement will remain under wraps. This means we don't know the custody situation of their 7-year-old son ... same for child or spousal support.

We broke the story ... Jay filed for divorce from Nikki in July 2016, claiming she had a serious drug problem and seeking full custody of their kid. However, he told us the 2 were "Very in love. Very happy and that's really all there is" ... and called it off 6 days later.

It didn't last, though -- Mohr filed for divorce from Cox for the second time in December 2016, and once again claimed Nikki had a drug problem that made her an unfit mother ... so he wanted sole physical custody of their son.

But, like we said ... it's unclear if he got his wish.

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