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'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.

112's Mike & Slim We Broke Up Again Q & Daron Going Their Own Way

8/16/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bad news for 112 fans -- the R&B quartet that JUST reunited after an 11-year hiatus has broken up again ... but a couple members say they want to keep the brand alive.

We spoke to Mike and Slim who tell us Q and Daron recently split from the group after a disagreement that they just couldn't resolve. They're a bit vague on what exactly they were beefing over, but it sounds like it might be a legal issue ... 'cause Slim says he's being sued.

112 hadn't put out a new album since 2005, so their loyal supporters were stoked in 2016 when they joined Diddy's Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour and then released a 6th studio album and dropped a new single last year. 

So, one thing is clear ... Mike and Slim are gonna keep touring on their own, which they've apparently been doing for months now.

Jack Osbourne I'm Not Paying My Wife Alimony

8/15/2018 4:34 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

8/16 -- TMZ has learned the divorce has already settled, and the reason Jack's lawyer checked the box denying Lisa spousal support is that they agreed she'd get an upfront cash payout in lieu of spousal support.Jack Osbourne has filed his response to his wife's divorce petition, and it seems there's a conflict ... at the very least, over spousal support.

Jack is asking the judge to deny Lisa any such support. He's down with her request to give them joint custody of the 3 kids.

He wants Lisa to foot the bill for her lawyers, but she's asking that Jack pay.  

As we reported ... Lisa filed for divorce back in May after 5 and a half years of marriage.   

Jack and Lisa got married in October 2012 with a small ceremony of less than 50 guests in Hawaii. They tied the knot after just 4 months of dating.

We broke the story ... Jack showed up to Lisa's house late last month and allegedly punched her boyfriend in the head. No one wanted to press charges.

'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans Cleared in Child Abuse Criminal Investigation

8/15/2018 3:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jenelle Evans has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a child abuse investigation ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Jenelle's baby daddy, Nathan, triggered the investigation by telling cops their son, Kaiser, would repeatedly come to his house with bruises. Nathan thought the bruises were at the hands of Jenelle's husband, David Eason.

Social workers from the Dept. of Social Services visited Jenelle's home late last month and determined there was no abuse. We don't know how they determined the nature and cause of the bruises.

We've learned the Columbus County Sheriff's Office has just cleared both Jenelle and David of any impropriety.

When Nathan filed the police report, he also tried to wrestle custody away from Jenelle and refused to return Kaiser to her, but that was short-lived ... authorities ordered him to return the child to his mother.

It's not the first time this summer Jenelle has been involved in family controversy. Just last month, Jenelle brandished a handgun in a road rage incident with her other son riding shotgun.

Scottie Pippen 9-Year-Old Daughter Making Bank ... On 'DWTS: Juniors'

8/15/2018 3:13 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scottie Pippen's 9-year-old daughter is already cashin' HUGE checks -- scoring an NBA-sized payday for "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Sophia Pippen has already signed her contract to compete against stars like Honey Boo Boo and Miles Brown from "Black-ish" -- and if she wins the whole thing, she takes home $130,000!!

Just like Boo Boo, Pippen will get $50k just for showing up -- and she gets more cash the further she advances in the competition. 

- $5,000 per episode for episodes 2 & 3. 

- $7,500 per episode for episodes 4 & 5.

- $10,000 per episode for episodes 6 & 7.

- $15,000 for episode 8.

- $20,000 for the finale.

FYI, Scottie reportedly made around $110 MILLION during his NBA career. Hopefully, like her famous dad, she gets paired up with the most dominant teammate of all time!

XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Begs Judge to Let Him Outta Jail ... My Fiancée's Pregnant!!

8/15/2018 12:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of the suspects in XXXTentacion's murder case is swinging for the fences ... trying to convince the judge to let him outta jail, despite being indicted for first degree murder.

According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Robert Allen wants the judge to allow him to post bail because he claims there's no proof he committed a crime. He wants the judge to let him out until the trial so he can take care of his pregnant fiancée.

Allen also says if he's let out, he'll go back to work for a lawn care business in Broward County where he says he's lived his entire life with his mom. Allen, along with the 3 other suspects, remains in custody.

As we reported ... Allen was the third of four murder suspects arrested in July after he was tracked down in Georgia. Allen was the guy who was originally named a person of interest in the killing because he was caught on surveillance video at the motorcycle dealership moments before XXX was gunned down.

Broncos' Adam Gotsis Rape Case Dismissed 'Thorough Investigation'

8/15/2018 2:22 PM PDT
Breaking News

Denver Broncos DE Adam Gotsis has just learned prosecutors will NOT push forward with rape charges stemming from allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in 2013. 

Gostis was arrested on March 7 in Fulton County, Georgia after a woman told authorities the football star vaginally raped her while they were both college students at Georgia Tech.  

The Fulton County District Attorney's Office launched a full investigation -- but ultimately decided there was not enough evidence to prove Gotsis committed the crime. 

"After a careful and thorough investigation, The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to proceed with the case against Mr. Adam Gotsis," D.A. Paul Howard Jr. said in a statement.

"My office understands the sensitivity and significance of these investigations, but the evidence presented does not warrant any further action in this case."

Gotsis was a 2nd-round pick for the Broncos in 2016 and played in all 16 games for the Broncos last season, making 13 starts.

Offset Blows Off Stylist's Lawsuit

8/15/2018 10:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Offset's time is up to pay back a stylist for allegedly stiffing him, so the stylist is going full bore, asking a judge to order the rapper to fork over the money ... sources close to the case tell TMZ.

The Migos rapper was sued in late June in Fulton County, GA by a stylist claiming he got shorted $11,699 for his work plus clothing costs.  The services were supposedly rendered in Miami back in April ... when Offset was in town for Quavo's bday.

Offset had 45 days to file his response to the lawsuit, but the deadline has now passed. So, we're told the stylist is going to the judge ... saying it's not his problem that Offset was asleep at the wheel.  He wants his money NOW, with a little help from hizzoner. 

Demi Lovato Alleged Dealer Busted with Guns and Drugs ... Months Before OD

8/15/2018 10:24 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The man who showed up at Demi Lovato's home and allegedly smoked drugs with her hours before her OD is no stranger to the law -- cops nabbed him in a huge bust one month before he connected with the singer.

Brandon Johnson was arrested back in March with a stash of guns, drugs and cash ... according to law enforcement. When cops picked him up in North Hollywood he allegedly had narcotics, a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun and $10k in his pocket.  

Officers then searched Johnson's home and say they discovered more guns, drugs and ammo. He was also arrested in June and charged with DUI and possession of cocaine. 

TMZ broke the story ... Demi had been in contact with Johnson since April, and sources say he had supplied her with drugs.

We're also told Johnson is the man Demi texted to come over at 4 AM the morning she overdosed after freebasing Oxycodone potentially laced with fentanyl.

A source connected to Brandon tells us he's been telling friends he and Demi have had a "romantic relationship" but other sources say there was no romantic relationship.  We're also told he denies "dealing" her drugs.

We're told the D.A. has not charged him yet for the March arrest. 

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