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Kim Kardashian Suspects Heavily Armed

1/13/2017 11:08 AM PST

0113-kim-kardashian-TMZ-01Charges have come in for 6 additional suspects arrested in Kim Kardashian's robbery case ... and one of the alleged robbers got slapped with an extra charge for having major firepower.

The 6 suspects are officially facing charges from the French authorities, including being in an organized gang, kidnapping and criminal association. The suspects' ages range 54-72 except for one ID'd only as Harminy ... who is just 29.

Other charges include acquiring and possessing ammunition, and impersonating and holding false administrative documents.

Finally, 70-year-old suspect known as Christiane G is charged with being head of complicity of robbery with weapon in an organized gang, complicity of abduction and sequestration, and possession of ammunition. He was also charged with possessing an AK-47.

These indictments come on the heels of 4 men being charged on Thursday.

Gwen Stefani Sued She Jacked My Fyah ... Says Hair Colorist

1/13/2017 8:16 AM PST
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0113-gwen-stefani-pharrell-tmzGwen Stefani stole one of her hit songs from an L.A. rocker turned hairstylist ... according to the hair guy who's now suing.

The song's called "Spark the Fire" -- written by Gwen and her pal, Pharrell Williams, and released in 2014 -- but Richard Morrill says Gwen got the idea for it back in 1998 ... while he was coloring her hair. 

Besides his hair gig ... Morrill was also a singer/songwriter with a group called L.A.P.D. and they recorded a track called, "Who's Got My Lighter?" In the suit, he says he played it for Gwen when she came in to get her 'do done ... and she dug it.

So much so ... he says 18 years later she jacked his "Who's got my lightah? Who got the fire?" lyrics and switched 'em slightly, but close enough to feel cheated. He says Gwen's even admitted Pharrell wrote most of the song, and her only contribution was the "spark the fire" lines. 

Morrill's suing both hit makers for a cut of the $25 mil he says she's made off the track.

Y'know Pharrell's gotta be saying -- Not this crap again.

'LHHNY' Star Mendeecees I'm No Drug Dealer! More Like a Mule

1/12/2017 4:37 PM PST
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0112-mendeecees-tmz-2Mendeecees Harris is making an odd plea for a guy who's currently doing hard time for drug trafficking -- he's insisting he's NOT a drug dealer ... TMZ has learned.

Seems too little, too late, but the 'Love and Hip Hop NY' star -- who got 8 years in prison -- says federal prosecutors gave him the shaft during sentencing because they made it sound like he was dealing cocaine and heroin.

In docs obtained by TMZ ... Harris says he was merely "collecting drugs from one party and handing them to another." He says feds never even accused him of setting prices or having knowledge of the entire drug operation.

Translation: I was a small fry, and they know it.

Harris has been in the pen for one year, and he's fighting to get his sentence reduced.

Terrence Howard Ex-Wife Drops Assault Lawsuit ... For Now

1/12/2017 1:52 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0110-terrence-howard-michelle-ghent-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-02Terrence Howard's ex-wife is calling off the dogs -- dropping the lawsuit accusing him of assaulting her during a vacation in Costa Rica ... TMZ has learned.

According to court docs, Michelle Ghent filed a request to dismiss the whole case. As we first reported, Michelle sued back in 2015 ... claiming he strangled her during an argument and threatened to kill her. Terrence claimed it was mutual combat.

A source connected to the case tells us this was no settlement though -- Terrence didn't pay her a dime. We're told lawyers' fees on both sides just got astronomical, and Michelle decided to walk away from the legal fight.

Ghent's attorney tells us it wasn't about money, but more that she didn't want his children -- who were on the vacation -- dragged into the case as witnesses.

The catch here is Michelle wants the suit dismissed without prejudice, meaning she could refile it in the future. Maybe she'll hit the lottery.

Kim Kardashian Robbery Case The Judge will Come to Her

1/12/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0111_kim_kardashian_tmzKim Kardashian wants justice handed down hard against the people who robbed her, but we've learned her participation will go down thousands of miles from Paris.

Turns out, Kim won't have to travel to France to testify against the people who apparently will be charged with the multi-million dollar jewelry heist. Under French law, crime victims don't have to confront the alleged perpetrators in court. The way the system works ... the judge conducts interviews outside the courtroom.

What's more ... we're told judges will sometimes travel long distances to interview crime victims, and the lawyers we've spoken to in France tell us Kim's case fits the bill for a judge to travel to the U.S. and have a chitchat with her.

Under French law, the alleged criminals don't have the right to cross-examine her, so everything can be done in private ... without the alleged perpetrators or their lawyers looking on.

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Dylann Roof Preacher's Son Vows to Attend Execution ... He Needs to Find God

1/12/2017 12:10 AM PST
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When Dylann Roof is executed, the son of slain Rev. Daniel Simmons wants to bear witness -- but not out of vengeance.

Daniel Simmons Jr. tells TMZ he and other members of the Charleston church were relieved by the jury's guilty verdict and decision to give Roof the death penalty -- but he's still waiting to see an ounce of remorse.

Simmons says he will absolutely attend Roof's execution by lethal injection ... in hopes the killer experiences God's forgiveness in the moments before he dies.

Simmons' father was one of the 9 victims Roof shot in cold blood inside Emanuel AME Church -- so, the amount of restraint and grace he shows here is extraordinary.

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Gilbert Arenas Sues Laura Govan Your Lawyer Brought Up Old STD Stuff Again!

1/11/2017 6:05 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0111_gilbert_arenas_laura_govan_tmzGilbert Arenas is gunning for his ex-wife in court for repeating an STD claim about him that already cost her $110k ... TMZ has learned.

The ex-NBA star filed a defamation lawsuit against Laura Govan, as well as her attorney, Maya Shulman, over a December blog post about the longstanding war between the exes. In the post, Shulman said Laura was "stating a fact" when she accused Gilbert of giving her an STD.

As we reported, Gilbert won a hefty defamation judgement against Laura over that very allegation. In the new suit, he says Laura and her attorney clearly didn't learn their lesson -- and the December comment constitutes another instance of smearing his good name.

He says Shulman dug her own grave when she issued a retraction -- in the comments section of the blog -- admitting she doesn't "know any 'fact' that supports" Laura's STD claims. Gilbert says it proves she knowingly made a false statement.

He adds the retraction didn't come until 2 weeks later, and was NOT prominent on the site. He's suing both women for damages.

We reached out to Shulman, but haven't heard back.

Magic Johnson Sues I Got Screwed In $850k Jewelry Deal

1/11/2017 2:35 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0111_magic_johnson_the-borrowed-necklace_subFile Under: Extremely Rich People Problems!

Magic Johnson says he borrowed $850,000 in fancy jewelry for his wife for their big 25th wedding anniversary last year ... only to get completely ripped off by the jeweler. 

It's all part of a new lawsuit Johnson filed against Gina Amir Atelier ... a Bev Hills jewelry business that Johnson refers to as a "thieves den."

Long story short ... Johnson says the store took a $250k deposit so he could use 2 pieces of jewelry -- a gold and platinum ring covered in diamonds and a HUGE platinum necklace with 101 white diamonds. 

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Johnson says his wife, Cookie, wore the stuff and brought it back unharmed a week later -- but the store never returned his $250k deposit.

He claims the jewelers "conspired to defraud" him all along and says they used him as a "personal ATM." He's suing to get back his $250k.

Attempts to reach Gina for comment were unsuccessful. 

Richard Carpenter to Music Companies You Screwed Me and Karen Royally

1/11/2017 11:10 AM PST

0111-Carpenters-getty-03Richard Carpenter has filed a lawsuit against 2 music companies he claims ripped him off in the royalties over Carpenters tunes, and he's brought Karen into the legal action as well.

Richard and Karen Carpenter's estate claim Universal Music Group and A&M Records have shut them out of profits for iTunes and other online sales distributors.  

It's a whole new world out there with digital downloads, and Richard claims Universal and A&M are not giving artists their fair cut. He goes on to say the courts have agreed with him -- notably in a case involving Eminem -- and now he says it's time to pay up.

Richard and Karen's estate have crunched the numbers, and they want more than $2 million.

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'Sugar' Shane Mosley Investigated for Alleged Dom. Violence Incident (Update)

1/11/2017 10:18 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0111-shane-mosley-tmz-01update_graphic_red_barJan. 12th -- Shane's girlfriend tells TMZ Sports she is NOT planning on pressing charges and insists the boxer did not attack her. 

Here's her explanation of the incident -- "We were fighting about my birthday, and he was moving me out of his way so he could leave and end the argument. AS he pushed me aside I fell over a toy that was in the hallway where we were. I had no bruise or injury at all."

10:50 AM PT -- Shane tells TMZ Sports he did NOTHING wrong. He says the two had a verbal argument and she "tripped."

He adds, "I didn't push her."

"She tripped and she didn't have any injuries. We were just yelling."update-grey-gray-barBoxing star "Sugar" Shane Mosley is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident after his girlfriend told police he roughed her up this weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Law enforcement sources confirm cops were called to an L.A. home just after midnight on Sunday morning. When they arrived to the scene, 45-year-old Shane was not there. 

The accuser told cops she and Shane had been arguing earlier in the night -- but things escalated and Shane pushed her. 

The woman claimed she suffered minor injuries and complained of pain. We're told cops are investigating the incident.

We've reached out to Shane for comment. So far, no word back. 

Tre Mason Arrested Over ATV Chase In Florida

1/11/2017 7:30 AM PST
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10:50 AM PT -- Mason's attorney entered a not guilty plea on the running back's behalf this morning.update_grey_gray_barEx-NFL running back Tre Mason was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday stemming from a police chase in which the RB fled from cops on an ATV. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... cops tried to stop Mason on July 27th when they saw him riding the vehicle in a prohibited area. Instead of pulling over, Mason gave chase. 

Cops tracked Mason back to his family home and spoke with his mother who told officers Tre was mentally ill and blamed the head shots he took during his football career. 

A warrant was issued for Mason's arrest for felony fleeing from police at a high speed and last night they finally arrested the 23-year-old. 

Mason's bond was set at $5,000 -- which he posted immediately.

Kim Kardashian My Stolen Jewelry's Long Gone

1/11/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0109-kim-kardashian-tmzKim Kardashian won't be wearing that $4 million stolen ring anytime soon -- or ever for that matter -- because authorities have told her there's virtually no chance of retrieving it.

Sources close to the investigation tell us Kim's legal team has been briefed by Parisian cops on the big break in the robbery case -- rounding up 17 suspects -- and they have made it clear the only way she'll ever see the bling again is in photos.

The cops say most diamonds the size of Kim's are immediately shipped off to Antwerp's diamond district in Belgium and then quickly disappear.

TMZ broke the story -- Kim submitted an insurance claim after the robbery listing her 20 carat emerald cut stone diamond ring at $4 million -- in total, 13 items totaling $5.6 mil were stolen.

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NFL's Josh Brown Officially Divorced From Wife He Abused

1/11/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0104_josh_brown_molly_brown_divorce_art_tmz-getty-2Josh Brown's marriage to the woman he admittedly abused is finally over -- and he's going to be paying her A LOT of money ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports.

The docs show Molly Brown separated from the ex-New York Giants kicker on May 22, 2015 ... the same day he was arrested for domestic violence.

That charge was eventually dropped. Brown admitted to "abusing" his wife but later insisted the abuse was NOT physical.

The divorce was finally granted on Dec. 28 ... ending their 8 year marriage.

The docs show Brown has been ordered to pay $15,000 per month in spousal support to Molly for 24 months (totaling $360k). He can afford it, Brown reportedly made more than $20 million in the NFL.

As for their 6-year-old daughter, Molly gets primary custody and Josh gets visitation. He's also been ordered to pay $4,000 per month in child support.

The docs also note that Josh will continue to seek therapy for the domestic abuse issues.

As for Josh, he's vowed to change his ways and leave a "positive legacy."

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