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'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans Ex-Husband Arrested

11/24/2015 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1124-courtland-rogers-twitterHey, at least it wasn't me ... is what we imagine "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans is saying after her ex-husband got busted by cops. Again.

Courtland Rogers, who was married to Jenelle for a whopping 18 months, was arrested in North Carolina for failing to appear in court to face a slew of charges ... including heroin possession and 2 counts of probation violation.

In 2013, Rogers and Evans were arrested together for domestic violence and heroin -- 5 months into their marriage. They divorced about a year later.

In related news, Jenelle has a streak going -- no arrests since August!


Larry the Cable Guy Sues Gas Station ... Git-R-Done Belongs To Me!

11/24/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Larry the Cable Guy is suing a Mississippi gas station for jacking his famous "Git-R-Done" catchphrase and slapping it all over its storefront, highway billboards and even merchandise.

In his lawsuit, Larry says he has the trademark on his famous standup comedy tagline -- and the Giterdone gas station in Diamondhead, MS is trying to capitalize off his shtick. 

Larry says the gas station is confusing customers by putting its "Giterdone" on merch. He wants all the profits from that gear, and he wants the rest of their inventory with the phrase to be destroyed.

He's also pissed about Giterdone using "blue-collar, down home, southern-type language" in its advertising. Then again, it is in Mississippi.


Sherri Shepherd Keep Signing Child Support Checks ... Appeal DENIED!

11/24/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1123_SHERRI-SHEPHERD-&-LAMAR-SALLY_TMZ_gettyTime for Sherri Shepherd to crack open that checkbook -- her last ditch effort to avoid paying child support to her ex was shot down in court.

Sherri had claimed her estranged husband Lamar Sally defrauded her by getting a surrogate to carry a baby for them. She thinks he did it only for the purpose of securing a fat child support check, once he knew they were divorcing.

Well, Lamar is going to get that check after all -- because an appeals court agreed with the lower court's decision that Sherri was fully on board with the surrogate plan and in fact, paid for most of the process.

Bottom line for Sherri, she'll continue with the terms of their settlement ... paying $4,100 per month until the infant hits 13 -- then it's $4,600.

We suggest auto-pay. Less fuss. 


Gigi Hadid I'm Being Blackmailed by Hackers

11/23/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120-gigi-hadid-hacked-tmzGigi Hadid has become a blackmail target by a group of hackers who claim they're ready to leak private content from her iPhone unless she pays up.  

We're told the hackers contacted the newly winged Victoria's Secret Angel and threatened to release photos and videos accessed through her iCloud.

The hackers also threatened to sell the pictures to media outlets unless they got the money they were after. 

We're told Gigi has not and will not pay, and she's contacted law enforcement and also hired a private security company to find the culprits. She wants them prosecuted.

Apple needs to shore up security.


Lenny Dykstra I Think I Have Brain Damage ... Sues for $15 Mil

11/23/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120-lenny-dykstra-gettyEx-MLB great Lenny Dykstra says he may have suffered brain damage from the alleged beating he took at the hands of corrupt cops during his stint in L.A. County jail ... and now he wants $15 MILLION to make things right. 

Dykstra has filed new docs in his war against L.A. County -- claiming one of the deputies whistled "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" while beating him within inches of his life back in 2012. 

As we previously reported, Dykstra claims 6 deputies pulled him out of his cell and beat him so badly, "his teeth were broken out of his skull."

In the new docs, Lenny says one of the deputies simply didn't like him -- and made it his mission to kick his ass.

Lenny says as a result of the beating, he fears he may have brain damage and worries that "his head is not entirely well."

He also claims he's still without teeth and suffers from eating problems. 

Lenny says he believes the attack was captured on video -- but worries it was later destroyed.

A rep for the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. had no comment.  

Lil Wayne Private Skate Park Used as Collateral ... In Private Jet Dispute

11/23/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1119-lil-wayne-tmz-02Lil Wayne is putting one of his most prized possessions on the line in order to pay back a $2 million judgment ... his private skate park.

Wayne took out a $1.5 million loan to help pay back the $2 million he owes to a private jet company. According to the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- he's using his Miami skate park as collateral. The good news ... this means Wayne will get to hold on to the $2 million worth of art work cops seized.

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TMZ broke the story, cops descended upon his Miami Beach mansion earlier this month to seize property, including his prized paintings and record plaques.  

Milla Jovovich Family Bomb Threat Launches Investigation

11/22/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120_milla-jovovich_TMZSomeone threatened to bomb Milla Jovovich's mother and now cops are investigating.

Law enforcement tells TMZ, Mama Jovovich started getting annoying phone calls earlier this year ... from a man demanding to speak with Milla. Milla's mom said the calls usually happened at night, and sometimes twice a day, but the situation turned serious when he threatened to bomb her home.

To make things worse, the caller claims to be involved in a gang. According to a search warrant obtained by TMZ ... Milla's mom never clued her in about the calls. 

The LAPD is trying to track down the suspect.

Blac Chyna Car Crash Reality Star is Hit and Run Culprit

11/21/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1110-blac-chyna-car-crash-accident-photos-launch-3Blac Chyna was telling the truth when she said she wasn't behind the wheel during a hit and run crash earlier this month ... we've learned, the driver's a reality TV star, and she's in big trouble.

TMZ broke the story ... Chyna's white BMW nailed another vehicle carrying 3 passengers in the valley. Witnesses say two African-American women in mini skirts bailed from the Beamer and Chyna remained adamant, it wasn't her. 

Now, sources close to the investigation are backing BC up. We're told Paige Addison from the show "Boss Nails" met with the LAPD earlier this week with her attorney and admitted she was the driver.

We're told Paige told cops Blac Chyna was not in the car and not at the crash scene.

Law enforcement sources say the case will be referred to prosecutors ... leaving the scene of an accident where there are injuries can be prosecuted as a felony.

We reached out to Paige ... so far, no word back. 


Diddy at Court Jamaican Me Marry Yu!!

11/20/2015 3:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Diddy had his day of reckoning for that fight with UCLA football's strength coach -- but the whole thing turned into a wedding celebration!

Diddy was scheduled to meet with the L.A.City Attorney for what amounts to a slap on the wrist in the infamous kettlebell incident, and on the way out of court it was a serious love fest. Diddy was absolutely swarmed by a wedding party that was piling out of court at the same time. 

The Bad Boy honcho joked (we think) he actually married off the Jamaican couple -- and then bolted for his waiting ride.

Two things you gotta see here: 1. Diddy's smooth escape when we pressed about the UCLA case ... and 2. This bridal party is definitely just getting started!

You can hear the air horns blaring now. 

Lil Wayne Bus Shooter Gets 20 Years

11/20/2015 11:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1120-lil-wayne-jimmy-winfrey-TMZ-01The guy who shot up Lil Wayne's tour bus just got nailed by a judge ... and sentenced to 20 years.

Jimmy Carlton Winfrey pled guilty to 6 of the 27 counts in connection with the tour bus ambush outside Atlanta last April.

The judge broke down the 20 year sentence by ordering him to serve 10 in prison and another 10 on probation.

The indictment mentions Winfrey used a cellphone after the shooting which was owned by Birdman, who's being sued by Lil Wayne over a Cash Money dispute.

According to a rep for the D.A., the 6 charges are all gang-related.


Ex-NFL RB Arrested Allegedly Screwed GF's Parents In $325k Scam

11/20/2015 8:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1120-michael-bennett-GETTY-03Ex-NFL running back Michael Bennett -- a 1st round draft pick in 2001-- was arrested in California Thursday after cops say he forged his GF's parents names to take out $325k in loans. 

According to police, the victims -- both over the age of 65 -- became suspicious when they got mail from brokers about the loan.  

Officials say Bennett -- who spent 10 seasons in the NFL -- stole important financial documents from his girlfriend's parents and forged loan docs to get the money.  

And what did he spend the cash on?? 

"It looks like he used the money to purchase at least one vehicle and go on some shopping trips," Sgt. Ed Crosby told 

Cops say Bennett has already confessed to the crime -- he's currently behind bars ... being held on $1 MILLION bail. He's been charged with 9 felonies including grand theft, burglary, forgery and elderly abuse. 

It's not the first time Bennett's been accused of loan fraud -- he was sentenced to 15 months in prison in 2012 for wire fraud. 

Punk Band Vanna Sued Guitar String Lodges in Fan's Nose

11/20/2015 6:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120-vanna-band-FACEBOOK-01A fan of punk rock has a bonus for his friends ... he can blow his nose in the key of C. 

The fan isn't happy about it ... in fact, he's suing the band Vanna for musical assault. Eric Quiros was enjoying the punk band's performance at Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip back in 2013.  

Eric says without warning a guitar flew through the air and struck him smack in the face. According to the lawsuit, Eric's nose was broken in 5 places. He also suffered lacerations to his face and a guitar string apparently punctured his nose, with a portion lodging inside it.

Poor Eric had surgery to fix his schnoz and remove the cord. 

He's suing Vanna and the Whisky for unspecified damages.


'Alaskan Bush People' Your Asses Belong in Jail ... Judge Rips Up Plea Deal

11/20/2015 6:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1120-alaskan-bush-people-DISCOVERY-CHANNEL-01The "Alaskan Bush People" just got smacked down by a judge who made one thing clear -- if you steal from Alaska ... you're gonna do jail time.

Billy Brown -- the dad on the popular Discovery Channel show -- and his son Joshua Brown thought they'd struck a sweet plea deal. As we reported ... they copped to lying on their annual Alaskan oil refund docs and essentially stealing $8,000 from the state. The deal called for them to pay back the money, but dodge jail.

Not soooo fast -- on Thursday the judge in the case rejected that deal and said they deserve jail time for jacking oil funds from honest Alaskans. 

The Browns -- who phoned in to the hearing -- and prosecutors will have to go back to the drawing board.

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