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Yo Gotti Sues Employee Crashed My Whip On Joyride

5/25/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-yo-gotti-instagram-01Yo Gotti's prized $409k Lamborghini Aventador got wrecked instead of repaired when an employee at the dealership took it out for a joyride ... according to the lawsuit he just filed.

Yo Gotti is suing Motorcars of Georgia, a luxury car dealership, where he took his Lambo last October for maintenance work. It was still there in December when, according to docs ... an MOG employee took it out for an early morning spin and crashed the whip into a tractor-trailer on the interstate.

Gotti says the accident happened 20 miles away from the dealership, and he points out he never gave the dealership permission to drive his car off the lot.

Gotti talks about the car like a loved one, saying it sustained "serious physical injury."

He's suing for $80k in damages -- to the car -- plus his personal pain and mental anguish. Not to mention the money lost from not being able to use the car in music videos.

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'DWTS' Finale Security Amped Up for Trump's Daughter

5/24/2016 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0524-marla-maples-trump-tmz-instagram-01Donald Trump's candidacy will have an impact on the "Dancing With the Stars" finale -- the show's doubling its police detail because his daughter will be in the audience.

Sources close to production tell us Tiffany Trump will be there to support her mom, Marla Maples. The Donald's ex-wife was a contestant this season. We're told there will be 17 officers patrolling in and around the studio tonight, instead of the usual 9.

There's no specific threat, our sources say it's just precautionary.

We're told Tiffany's been to the studio once before this season, but that was before Dad became the presumptive Republican candidate for prez.

Twista Weed Case Dropped

5/24/2016 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0524_twista_tmzRapper Twista and his pals are off the hook for a marijuana arrest, thanks to their driver taking the fall in the case ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... Twista, 2 other passengers and the driver were pulled over by cops in Indiana who found a 1/2 ounce of weed in the vehicle. Initially, all four were arrested because prosecutors said no one claimed the pot.

Sources with direct knowledge of the case tell us Twist and co. reached an agreement with Porter County prosecutors -- 3 of the 4 cases will be dismissed, including Twista's. We're told the driver admitted the weed was his. He's getting off with probation, and no jail time.

NBA's Kermit Washington Arrested In Homeland Security Investigation

5/24/2016 11:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0524-kermit-washington-GETTY-01Ex-NBA All-Star Kermit Washington -- who famously KO'd Rudy Tomjanovich in a game in 1977 -- was arrested by federal agents today as part of an investigation involving Homeland Security, TMZ Sports has learned. 

Homeland Security Investigations spokesperson Shawn Neudauer tells us, "Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) arrested former NBA player Kermit Washington in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, on a federal arrest warrant as part of an on-going investigation."

Our sources tell us the arrest -- which went down at an L.A. supermarket -- is connected to an investigation surrounding NFL Hall of Famer Ron Mix ... who pled guilty to 1 count of tax fraud just yesterday. 

Officials have said Mix -- who became a workers compensation lawyer after his NFL career -- was involved in a scam where an unidentified person known as "Individual F" would refer pro athletes his way and, in exchange, Mix would make a donation to a charity called "Project Contact Africa."

Officials also claim "Individual F" was using the donations -- $155,000 from Mix alone -- for "his own personal enjoyment and to fund his lifestyle."

Officials wouldn't tell us if Washington is "Individual F" -- but Washington is reportedly credited as the founder of Project Contact Africa. 

Usher Alleged Stalker Arrested For Getting Too Close

5/24/2016 11:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0524-usher-tmz-01Usher's got a serious problem shaking an obsessed fan ... and it's gotten so bad she was arrested standing outside a recording studio trying to film him.

Law enforcement tells TMZ Usher was at an Atlanta recording studio earlier this month when Darshelle Jones showed up. We're told Jones was across the street trying to record the singer with an iPad, a big no-no considering he's got a restraining order against her.  

0524-usher-stalker-mug-shot-TMZ-01According to the arrest report -- obtained by TMZ -- Jones was only 100 feet away from the studio and the restraining order says she's gotta be at least 200 yards away from the singer.  

Jones was booked for aggravated stalking and is still in custody.  

'Love & Hip Hop' Star Arrested For Identity Fraud

5/24/2016 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Karen King was busted for scamming a person's identity for financial gain ... and there's video of the arrest going down.

Karen was arrested Monday night moments after arriving at an 'LHHA' promotional appearance at Level V in Atlanta. Her appearance there had been heavily promoted, so police were ready and waiting to arrest her for the alleged identity theft that went down last year. 

According to docs, King walked into the Saks Fifth Avenue in ATL, and bought $4,946.52 in merchandise under someone else's name. Cops think she was in cahoots with the employee who rang up the purchase.

According to the arrest record, Karen was booked for financial identity fraud, theft and first degree forgery. 

We've reached out to her camp, so far no word back.

 

Bill Cosby Ordered to Stand Trial for Sexual Assault

5/24/2016 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman.

A Pennsylvania judge just ruled, there is probable cause to believe the comedian drugged Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion back in 2004 and stuck his hand down her pants and fondled her.

Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of aggravated indecent assault.

0524-andrea-constand-bill-cosby-FACEBOOK-01He'll be arraigned in July.

Chris Brown ATV Defiant ... What Neighbors?

5/24/2016 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0524-chris-brown-house-neighbors-arrows-pointing-road-INSTAGRAM-01Chris Brown is under the misimpression Tarzana is a backwoods town where anyone can ride their ATV with abandon, because there are no neighbors to disturb. 

Chris ignited a war with neighbors who claim he and his buddies are riding ATVs at high rates of speed in a neighborhood populated with kids and pets who innocently cross the windy streets.

The pic Chris posted is ridiculous ... check out the true lay of the land. 

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Bill Cosby Admits Sexual Relations with Teens Agent Paid Hush Money

5/24/2016 3:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0111-bill-cosby-tmz-2Bill Cosby had sexual contact with 2 teenage girls, and his agent paid off one of them so his wife wouldn't find out ... this according to a newly-released deposition. 

The revelations came from Cosby's settled civil case with Andrea Constand. Cosby said, during filming of one of his sitcoms, an agency would send him "five or six" models every week, right to the studio where he was shooting.

He said under oath, his MO was to give young actresses a "very, very good meal."  

Cosby was asked about Constand, and whether he had sexual relations with her when she was 17. Her lawyer asked, "Do you recall serving her amaretto?" He responded, "No."

The lawyer went on ... "That you told her to sit next to you on the couch and that you put your arm around her and began massaging her shoulder and arms suggestively. Did that occur?" His response: "I need clarification on time."

The attorney persisted ... "She's 17 and I believe throughout the time she knows you she becomes 18 or 19. On a later occasion you had her masturbate you with lotion. Did that ever happen?" Answer: "Yes."

He also admitted having sexual relations with Therese Serignese, who was 19 in 1976. He says he gave her money through her agent at the William Morris Agency so she wouldn't spill the beans to his wife.

The Associated Press, which obtained the transcript, called the agency that Cosby said paid the hush money but got no comment.

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Sebastian Bach Nanny Jacked Our $16k Chanel Watch!

5/24/2016 7:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0523-sebastian-bach-suzanne-bach-TMZ-01Sebastian Bach and his wife, Suzanne, called cops after she says a wildly expensive diamond-encrusted Chanel watch went missing ... and they're pointing the finger at a nanny.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, the couple noticed the watch was gone after returning from a night out last week in Memphis. They believe a nanny hired to care for 3-year-old Trace is the culprit.

Suzanne says the $16k watch was inside a hotel drawer before it disappeared. 

Cops are investigating.

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'Fear the Walking Dead' Star Arrested After Fight on CBS Lot

5/24/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0523_frank-dillane_gettyFrank Dillane -- star of "Fear the Walking Dead" and a 'Harry Potter' flick -- allegedly got physical with a CBS security guard, and got hauled off the backlot by cops ... TMZ has learned. 

Our law enforcement sources say Dillane, who plays Nick Clark on 'Dead,' tried to breeze through a security checkpoint on Sunday night. Guards tried to stop him, especially because 'Dead' doesn't even shoot on the lot. At least one guard described his behavior as "erratic." 

We're told Dillane didn't dig all the attention, things got heated and he ended up striking one of the guards. That was the last straw for the security force, which detained the actor with a citizen's arrest.

LAPD arrived and booked Dillane for battery. We've reached out to his reps, but no word back yet.

Marc Anthony Sued We Need to Know Why He Double-Dipped on Concerts

5/23/2016 2:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0523_Marc-Anthony_tmzMarc Anthony signed on to do a major concert series in Europe that was so good -- he booked it twice with 2 different promoters ... according to the one that's now suing to get back its dough. 

R&J Entertainment says it booked Marc in 2014 and 2015 to play some iconic venues in the Netherlands, Spain and England ... including Wembley Arena -- but the concerts never came to fruition. R&J says Marc backed out of the deal ... and it eventually found out why.

According to the suit, the singer had simultaneously signed a "near identical" deal with another promoter. R&J says that contract royally screwed its deal with Marc, and left them out in the cold, financially.

The promoters are suing Marc for damages suffered by pulling the plug on all those concerts.

Marc's rep says the singer never signed any deal with R&J, and calls the suit "an attempt to try to extract money for baseless reasons." 

Chumlee Plea Deal Tells It to the Judge ... I'll Be Good for 3 Years

5/23/2016 9:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Chumlee from "Pawn Stars" laid out his plea deal for the judge in his drugs and guns case, and left court one step closer to dodging a huge bullet ... aka jail time.

TMZ broke the story ... Chumlee's attorneys scored him a sweet deal where he'll get off without a single day behind bars for his arrest for drug and weapon possession.

He was in a Las Vegas court Monday morning to lay out the terms for the judge -- 3 years probation, plus counseling ... and if he keeps his nose clean, the felonies will be dropped to misdemeanors. The judge still has to approve the deal.

Outside the courthouse, we asked Chumlee about his penchant for buying weed "in bulk" -- as he explained to cops when they raided his home.

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