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Michael Jackson Victory for Estate ... Judge Tells Ex-Biz Partners to Beat It

3/27/2017 5:23 PM PDT
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0327-michael-jackson-getty-2Michael Jackson's former business partners tried to get a multi-million dollar slice of the pie after MJ's death, but a judge just told them to kick rocks ... TMZ has learned.

Three of the 4 plaintiffs claim they had a meeting with Michael in a Tokyo hotel room on June 1, 2006, and MJ promised them shares of his company. They claim Michael wanted to reward them for their loyalty at a time when the music biz had turned its back on him.

The plaintiffs include MJ's former publicist Raymone Bain and Quadree el-Amin -- a former manager for Boyz II Men -- but they have a big problem. According to docs, there was no written contract, it was an oral agreement. Monday in L.A. the judge said their story lacked credibility, and they were too damn late.

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for the MJ Estate, tells TMZ, "This was a frivolous and outrageous case and these claimants got what they deserved -- which was nothing."

The plaintiffs didn't file their claim until 2014 -- 5 years after Michael's death. The judge said if they really did strike this mega deal -- 1.6% each for 3 of them, and 10% for the 4th -- why not try to get it while Michael was still alive? Not to mention the deadline for such a claim was 2010.

In other words: Too Bad.

Jodie Sweetin Ex-Fiance Arrested

3/27/2017 3:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0327_Justin-Hodak-Arrest_tmz_wmJodie Sweetin's ex-fiance was just arrested for violating an order requiring him to stay clear of her.

Justin Hodak was arrested in Sherman Oaks, CA Monday ... days after she obtained a restraining order.

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Jodie claims earlier this month they had a nuclear fight, exacerbated by what she says was his anger triggered by steroids and alcohol. She says that's when she ended their engagement.

She says he threatened to kill himself with a 9mm pistol if she made him leave. He left the house with a gun, leaving behind an assault rifle. He also threatened suicide by cop.

Jodie got a restraining order requiring Hodak to stay 100 yards away from her, but Monday Jodie called police and reported a suspicious car in front of her house. When cops arrived they saw Hodak drive by, coming just feet from her home, so they stopped the car and arrested him.

Fetty Wap Robbery & Shootout Bloody Crime Scene Images

3/27/2017 2:50 PM PDT
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0327-fetty-wap-crime-scene-tmz-wm-4Minutes after Fetty Wap's crew got into a shootout ... one of the victims struggled to escape, before collapsing in a bloody scene.

TMZ obtained these images shot about 3 blocks away from the deli where the shots were fired. According to witnesses in the Paterson, NJ neighborhood ... the unnamed victim collapsed against the Nissan and lay there moaning until police located him.

In this video, you can hear the officer on scene calling for medical assistance. A total of 3 people suffered gunshot wounds during the battle.

Fetty's rival, Raheem Thomas, known as Fuzz, was arrested for gun possession and assault ... but police have not said if he actually fired during the shootout. He was clearly seen holding a weapon during a fight moments before the shooting started.

Matt Barnes Female BFF Pleads Guilty ... In Nightclub Brawl

3/27/2017 1:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0327-matt-barnes-closure-instagram-01The woman who allegedly fought alongside Matt Barnes in the NYC nightclub brawl back in December has pled guilty to assault ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The woman is Laura Closure (aka Mae West) -- one of Matt's BFFs. Closure was with Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins the night they went to Avenue nightclub on Dec. 5. 

Officials claimed Closure was not only involved in the brawl that ensued that night, but wrecked shop -- smashing a woman in the face with a bottle and decking another woman in the head. 

Now, we're told Closure has pled guilty to 3rd degree assault (a misdemeanor) and has been ordered to complete 8 days of community service. 

If she does the comm. service and stays out of trouble for 6 months, she will be allowed to re-plead to a lesser charge with a conditional discharge. 

As for Matt, he's due back in court in June to deal with his 3rd degree assault charge stemming from the same incident. 

Fetty Wap Threats from Shooting Suspect ... He's a P**** Fake Gangsta!

3/27/2017 9:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Fetty Wap rival who got busted for the shootout dropped a string of threats against Fetty months ago ... ON CAMERA.

Raheem Thomas, better known as Fuzz, was leaving SiriusXM studios in NYC in December when he went on a homophobic rant, blasting Fetty's "gay ass" for "blackballing" him and his Muscle Team artists from the music biz.

Fuzz believes he's done a lot to boost Fetty's career, but he's getting nothing in return. Also, there's clearly a very intense Paterson, NJ turf war, and he says he's not going to lift a finger to save Fetty's ass.

As we reported, Fuzz has been booked for gun possession in Sunday morning's shootout.

Pacman Jones Pleads Not Guilty To Hotel Assault Charges

3/27/2017 8:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0327-pacman-jones-gettyPacman Jones is digging in ... pleading not guilty in his crazy incident at a Cincinnati hotel -- the same incident when he was caught on tape wishing death on a police officer.

The Bengals star was arrested on January 3 for allegedly roughing up a security guard. He was later charged with obstructing official business, disorderly conduct, assault and harassment with a bodily substance for allegedly spitting on a nurse who was trying to take his blood.

The spit charge was dismissed last week -- and now we've learned Jones has pled not guilty to the remaining charges. 

It's a big deal for Jones -- if he's convicted on all counts, he faces up to 8 months in jail. He's due back in court next month.

Of course, Jones could not have been more rude to police during the arrest -- telling one of the officer to "suck my d*ck."

Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin Arrested After Car Crashes Into Bar

3/27/2017 5:53 AM PDT
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update_graphic_red_bar7:49 AM PT -- Officials now say 8 people were injured in the crash ... 7 of whom were hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries. 

As for the bartender, officials say the impact of the crash caused bottles and a cooler to fall and strike that person while he or she was behind the bar. update-grey-gray-barSeattle Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin was arrested in Dallas early Monday morning after a car he was in crashed into a bar ... injuring several people. 

Boykin -- a former star QB at TCU -- was a passenger in the car, according to FOX 4 in Dallas. The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI. 

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Boykin was also taken into custody and now faces drug and public intoxication charges. We're told Boykin is accused of being in possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana. 

The car Boykin was in struck 4 people on the sidewalk and also struck a bartender inside the location as the vehicle barreled through the front wall.

Boykin has had a troubled history with the law -- he was arrested for a bar fight back in 2015 -- just days before he was supposed to lead TCU in the Alamo Bowl. 

Story developing ...

Jodie Sweetin Tells Cops Fiance Might Kill Himself After Engagement Ends

3/27/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0324-jodie-sweetin-justin-hodak-getty-01Jodie Sweetin called 911 when her now ex-fiance stormed out of their house claiming he wanted to kill himself ... and it led to him going to jail.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Sweetin told them Justin Hodak was out of control after they had a nuclear fight during which she ended the engagement. She said Hodak threatened to kill himself and she was worried he'd make good on his threat.

Cops arrived and spoke with Jodie, who told them he had a gun in one of the bedrooms. Cops retrieved it, ran Hodak's rap sheet and found he was a felon, so possessing a gun was illegal.

We're told Hodak returned home later and cops were waiting. They slapped the cuffs on him and took him to jail.

Hodak bailed out a few hours later.

We reached out, but he had no comment.

'OITNB' Matt McGorry Triumphant in Bev Hills PD Confrontation

3/27/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0324_Matt-McGorry_bhpd_tmzMatt McGorry just won a legal victory against a member of the Beverly Hills Police Dept. who tried to stop him from recording an incident to make sure the cops behaved properly.

Matt happened upon a traffic accident involving a Latino, so he grabbed his cell phone and pushed record to make sure law enforcement stayed on the up and up.

The "Orange Is the New Black" star is big in the Black Lives Matter movement and feels strongly ... video keeps cops in line.

Problem is ... the civilian traffic enforcement officer who Matt was recording wasn't having it and ordered Matt to stop. Matt was defiant, continuing to record and questioning the officer.

Matt posted the video and that got the attention of the brass at the Beverly Hills PD. We've learned they've invited him to come to the station to have a chitchat where they will make clear ... he had every right to record the incident.

The brass wants to make one other point ... he shouldn't record the action from the street, because someone could get run over.

LA Fitness Sued Your Spa's So Gross ... It Gave Me Legionnaires!!

3/25/2017 7:44 AM PDT

0324-la-fitness-bad-water-fa-getty-01LA Fitness spas are so nasty and overrun with dangerous bacteria, sitting in one can put you in the hospital for a week ... according to a new lawsuit.

A New York man is suing the health club for $2.5 MILLION for allegedly giving him Legionnaires' disease -- which led to severe pneumonia -- after he used its spa on November 30, 2016. According to the docs ... the man became violently ill shortly afterward and ended up in the hospital for 5 days.

The man claims the spa was contaminated with Legionella bacteria because the club failed to keep it sanitary ... and the Nassau County Health Dept. found several violations in the spa and pool and shut it down.

The man's suing for making him sick and all his pain and suffering.

We reached out to LA Fitness ... so far, no word back.

Vic Mensa Jail Looms for Packing Heat

3/25/2017 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0324_Vic-Mensa_tmzRapper Vic Mensa is facing criminal charges for carrying a loaded gun.

The L.A. County District Attorney's Office is going after Vic for carrying a loaded, unregistered handgun in his car. He'll also be prosecuted for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. 

Worst case scenario if convicted ... 2 years in jail.

The Chicago-bred rapper was arrested last month after cops pulled him over for a traffic violation. He confessed to having a gun in the car, which they promptly seized. 

Vic is due back in court in April.

Ex-Penn State Prez Guilty of Child Endangerment

3/24/2017 1:50 PM PDT
Breaking News

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Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier was just found guilty of felony child endangerment stemming from the way he handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse incidents.

Officials say Spanier was alerted of a 2001 incident of Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in a Penn State shower ... but for some reason, Spanier did NOT report it to police. 

Instead, officials say he and other Penn State officials simply told Sandusky he couldn't bring boys to campus anymore. Prosecutors argued he put the school and their own interests ahead of protecting the child.

Spanier argued his actions did not put any child in danger.

The jury felt differently -- and after 12 hours of deliberations found the 68-year-old guilty of felony child endangerment.

Shailene Woodley Cops Plea Deal in Pipeline Trespassing Case

3/24/2017 1:39 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Shailene Woodley struck a plea deal for trespassing during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest ... TMZ learned.

The "Divergent" star will plead guilty to 1 count of disorderly conduct. Prosecutors agreed to give her 1 year unsupervised probation ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

You'll recall she was among the 100 protesters on a construction site back in October ... 27 were arrested for refusing to leave.

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