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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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Rick Ross What, Me Worry? Hits Strip Club Before Court

3/24/2017 11:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The night before his big court hearing for allegedly kidnapping his groundskeeper, Rick Ross was being held hostage by a lot of shaking ass at a strip club.

Ross was at Club Platinum in Atlanta Thursday with Gucci Mane shooting the video for "She On My Dick." While Gucci is featured on the track, DJ Khaled, Young Dolph and Gucci's protege, Ralo, were there too and make cameos. 

We're told the shoot took about 5 hours and ended at 1 AM. We know hours later, Ross showed up to court Friday morning in Fayette County, GA to testify.

Ross didn't seem too worried throwing bills in the air the night before. Our source tells The Bawse also let the dancers keep the change.

John Legend Luggage Stolen at JFK

3/24/2017 10:34 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

0324-john-legend-TMZ-03John Legend had a rough landing in NYC when someone at JFK airport stole his luggage with some very expensive items.

John arrived at JFK Thursday when a Delta greeter made a mistake and left his bag on the luggage cart. Someone grabbed the bag while it was left unattended.

We're told the bag contained a pair of Cartier Panther cuff links with clear and green stones, valued at $30k. The clothes inside were valued at $500, and there was a $500 pair of eyeglasses.

It's unclear if the thief knew he was stealing John Legend's suitcase.

Cops were able to use surveillance video to nab the culprit, and John got his bag back.

The police said the thief was John's livery driver, but Legend says that was not the case. We circled back with cops who say the thief was a livery driver who has had multiple problems with the law at JFK.

The story was first reported by the New York Daily News.

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Kevin Gates Thrown Back in Jail on Release Day Over Felony Warrant

3/24/2017 6:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

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2:34 PM PT -- Kevin will remain behind bars without bond until he's extradited back to Illinois. 

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Rapper Kevin Gates got a kick in the face himself today, after he got re-arrested as authorities were about to let him out of jail.

Gates had just completed his sentence for kicking a woman in the face at a Florida show back in 2015. He was sentenced to 6 months but was scheduled to get out a month early.

Today was the day Kevin would taste freedom again, but as he was being processed out of jail authorities found an outstanding weapons-related warrant, so he went back inside the pokey.

Gates has a hearing set for later today. It's unclear what will happen.

Katherine Jackson Tells Judge, Trent's So Bad I'm Hiding Out in London

3/24/2017 6:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0324-katherine-jackson-GETTY-03Katherine Jackson -- or someone claiming to be Katherine Jackson -- has doubled down in the family war, claiming again Michael's cousin, Trent, has been stealing from and bullying the matriarch. 

Katherine has been MIA for months after allegedly leveling claims Trent has pilfered $40k out of her bank account and manipulated her into buying him a Cadillac. She's also claimed elder abuse.

Trent has said it's all BS ... that Katherine isn't really driving this, but rather it's Jermaine and some of her other kids in order to get control of MJ's Estate.

In the new declaration -- obtained by TMZ -- Katherine says she's in London because she's scared to come home for fear Trent will now seek revenge on her. She says she's now filled with stress and anxiety, and she's now taking new meds to cope.

Katherine also says she's had meeting with social workers from Adult Protective Services and they will vouch for the authenticity of her claims.

The judge in the case is deciding whether he'll require Katherine's presence in court for the case against Trent to go forward.

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star Explosive Encounter with Cops Before Arrest

3/23/2017 10:49 AM PDT
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1:26 PM PT -- We've now obtained the police report, which says Erica told the state trooper -- after being pulled over for speeding -- she had taken 3 shots of Grand Marnier. When asked to perform a field sobriety test Erica refused. According to the report, the trooper ordered her not to drive and call a friend to pick her up. Instead, she fled and was ultimately arrested.

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Former "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Erica Dixon was damn near yanked out of her car by cops after she allegedly fled the scene of a traffic stop.

The video starts with a street scene, where Erica had just been pulled over for speeding. She says she accepted the ticket, jumped in her car and started driving, but it's clear cops believe she was still being detained and just started to flee.

You then see a cop car roar up to her car and cops then jump out to confront her.

Erica was enraged, which just ratcheted things up. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to a nearby detention center where she was cited and released.

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Ex-Baylor Tight End Arrested for 2013 Alleged Gang Rape

3/23/2017 6:58 AM PDT
Breaking News

0323-TreVon-Armstead-gettyEx-Baylor football player Tre'Von Armstead has been arrested in Texas for sexual assault 4 years after he was accused of gang raping a woman ... officials say.

Armstead was named in a rape investigation in 2013 ... but Baylor reportedly failed to take action for roughly 2 years. Armstead was eventually dismissed from the team in 2015 for a "violation of team rules."

The 22-year-old has always denied any wrongdoing in the 2013 incident.

But now, McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna says there's "newly discovered evidence" implicating Armstead ... and he was arrested Wednesday for 3 felony counts of sexual assault. 

His bail was set at $150k.

It's the SECOND time Armstead has been arrested this month -- as we first reported, he was busted in Vegas for allegedly roughing up a woman and then going berserk on a cop car. 

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Katt Williams Sued You're Cheap and You Punched Me!!!

3/22/2017 5:19 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0322-kat-williams-tmzKatt Williams was a violent, cheap boss who once held her captive in a hotel room ... so claims a former assistant and she's now suing him.

Yadira Torres says she's the woman the comedian punched back in July 2016 at Sportsmen's Lodge restaurant in Studio City that landed Katt in jail. Yadira says that was the last straw but adds the abuse started long before that.

In docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Yadira says Katt came up short paying her, verbally abused her and once "restrained" her in a hotel room for 3 hours as "punishment." It's unclear what set Katt off.

She also says Katt once left her stranded for 24 hours at an Atlanta airport with no money to catch a flight back home. She's suing for unspecified damages.

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

'Cash Me Outside' Girl My Mom Didn't Beat Me That's Just How We Play Fight, Okay?

3/22/2017 4:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Cash Me Outside" girl Danielle Bregoli denies her mother beat her down a couple years ago ... and says it was nothing but friendly play fighting.

We got 13-year-old Danielle Wednesday in Bev Hills, and our camera guy asks her straight-up ... what was happening in a leaked video that appears to show Barbara Ann brutalizing her child?

Danielle goes to bat for her mom, saying the clip doesn't accurately portray the events of that day ... adding there haven't been further incidents since.

Speaking of Barbara ... we can't help but notice she's nowhere to be seen here.

Conor McGregor WATER BOTTLE FIGHT VICTORY ... Massive Fines Reduced

3/22/2017 9:32 AM PDT
Breaking News

BIG WIN for Conor McGregor ... the UFC star got his big $75,000 fine reduced to $25,000 for that water bottle fight with Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 presser.

Remember, the Nevada State Athletic Commission hit McGregor with the massive fine -- plus 50 hours of community service. Conor was PISSED!!! So was Dana White.

But the Commission granted McGregor a rehearing which took place moments ago ... and agreed to REDUCE the punishment to a $25k fine plus 25 hours of community service, per Damon Martin of FOX Sports. He has 6 months to complete the community service. 

And get this ... now the Commission is recommending a rehearing for Nate Diaz as well, who got the same initial punishment as Conor.

'Cash Me Outside' Girl Mom Sued For Food Fight Beatdown

3/22/2017 9:01 AM PDT

0322_Danielle-Bregoli_tmzDanielle Bregoli, aka the "Cash Me Outside" girl, is being accused of unleashing a can of whoop ass on a 27-year-old Florida woman ... but it's her mom who's being sued for the beatdown.

Bregoli's mom, Barbara Ann, is named in the lawsuit ... Danielle is only 13. The woman, named Kimberly Peterson, claims she and Danielle got into a verbal altercation on Feb. 26 in Lake Worth, Fla. that escalated into a full-blown assault.

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In the suit, first reported by The Palm Beach Post, Peterson claims she had food hurled at her, and was repeatedly punched and battered by the viral sensation and "those directed by Bregoli" to the point she violently fell to the ground. Peterson says she suffered serious bodily injury as a result.

According to Danielle's reps ... there's video of the altercation and it shows there wasn't any physical altercation between the two. They say it's "another attempt to get a dollar from someone that’s making them."


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