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Rapper Troy Ave No Murder Charge In T.I. Concert Shooting

6/20/2016 1:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0620-troy-ave-TMZ-01Rapper Troy Ave dodged a murder charge in that NYC shooting at a T.I. concert, but he was indicted on 5 other felonies that could land him in prison for decades.

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, a grand jury has indicted Troy on one count of attempted second degree murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon. 

Troy's bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, was killed during the shootout last month, but clearly ballistic testing did not lead back to the weapon Troy was seen firing that night on video.

His attorney, Scott Leemon, tells TMZ ... "The video does not show everything nor explain what happened in the VIP room before Troy came running out, as a victim, after he was shot."

Leemon says he will ask the judge to release Troy on bail this week at his next hearing.

'Carmichael Show' Star Arrested For Road Rage

6/20/2016 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0620-milton-howery-lil-rel-howery-mug-shot-TMZ-01Comedian Lil Rel Howery gets praised for his punchlines but jailed for his punches.

Chicago cops say "The Carmichael Show" star was sitting shotgun Sunday night when another car slammed into his ride from behind.

According to the CPD, Lil Rel began arguing with the other driver and things got so heated he socked the guy in the face, knocking him to the ground.

Cops arrested Lil Rel and booked him for misdemeanor battery. He was released on a $1,500 bond Monday morning.

Michael Phelps I'm Off Probation! Clean Slate After 2nd DUI Arrest

6/20/2016 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0620-michael-phelps-tmz-01Huge week for Michael Phelps ... the 30-year-old Olympic legend officially completed his probation from his '14 DUI arrest on Sunday -- meaning he's essentially got a clean slate! 

Back in December 2014, Phelps was sentenced to 18 months probation stemming from his Sept. 30th arrest in Baltimore ... when cops say he was speeding, swerving and wasted around 2 AM. 

It was his 2nd DUI arrest -- the first came in 2004. He got 18 months probation for that incident as well. 

As part of his probation from the 2014 arrest, Phelps was ordered to stay completely clean -- no alcohol, no drugs. Phelps was also ordered to attend self-help groups for 72 weeks.

And apparently he didn't slip up ... because a rep for the Maryland Dept. of Public Safety and Correctional Services tells TMZ Sports Phelps completed his probation and his case was closed on Sunday. 

The swimmer also did a 45-day stint in rehab -- but when he came out, he told the media he's not sure if he's an alcoholic.

He did say, "I know I probably have moments where I have gone off the deep end where I shouldn't."

Phelps also raved about the health benefits of being alcohol-free ... though he hasn't closed the door on the possibility of drinking again. 

Anton Yelchin Recall Repair Never Completed

6/20/2016 8:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0620-anton-yelchin-jeep-getty-01Anton Yelchin's Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo never got the fix that very likely could have saved his life ... TMZ has learned.

According to NHTSA docs, obtained by TMZ, the recall on Yelchin's SUV had not been addressed -- meaning he was susceptible to the PARK problem with the shifter.

The recall notice went out on May 14, 2016 ... and says, "Drivers may inadvertently fail to achieve the PARK position before exiting."

As we've reported, the problem is a driver might think the car is safely parked, when it's actually in neutral


Hart, Disick, Brown, Chyna Targets of New Bling Ring?

6/20/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-celebrity-bling-ring-fun-art-blac-chyna-rob-kardashian-scott-disick-kevin-hart-chris-brown-GETTY-TMZ-01A 2016 version of the Bling Ring may be prowling Hollywood and other areas where celebs live ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

As we reported, Kevin Hart, Chris Brown, Scott Disick and Blac Chyna are among the celebs who have been hit. Our law enforcement sources tell us, there are markers in all of the burglaries that make detectives think the crimes are related.

Most important ... Hart, Brown, Disick and Chyna all run in the same circle ... Kevin not as much as the others. Cops say all 4 were hit when they were out of town. The burglars zeroed in on jewelry and, when there were large sums of cash in a safe, the bad guys knew exactly where to look. 

Cops believe the burglars may know their targets, and cops are worried this is just the beginning. We're told the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. that covers Calabasas and Hidden Hills has put the word out to LAPD's Hollywood division to be on the lookout for the burglars, especially in the hills.

We're told so far ... no suspects.

Gennady Golovkin Last Opponent Beat Up Woman ... Before Fighting GGG

6/20/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-dominic-wade-showtimeGennady Golovkin dished out karmic justice when he KO'd Dominic Wade back in April -- 'cause Wade had beaten the hell out of a woman in the months before the fight ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Triple G annihilated Wade during their April 23rd fight -- but it's shocking Wade was even allowed in the ring considering he was facing some pretty disturbing domestic violence allegations at the time.  

According to official records, obtained by TMZ Sports, Wade was charged with assault for a Dec. 23rd incident -- in which he allegedly attacked the mother of his child ... and then punched her niece in the face. 

The niece told cops she had heard the commotion in the home and ran into the room to help her aunt when Wade socked her in the mouth -- knocking out one of her teeth. 

The case went under the radar before his big fight with GGG -- but weeks later, he pled GUILTY to one count of assault with significant bodily injury.  

He's facing up to 3 years in prison when he shows up for his sentencing hearing in August. 

Larry Flynt's Hustler Club I'm Not Baring This Ass for Free ... Angry Stripper Sues

6/20/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-larry-flyntts-tmz-facebook-01Larry Flynt's Hustler Club insists its strippers are independent women, but a former dancer is calling BS ... saying she was forced to work under house rules with ZERO benefits.

Hustler classifies its exotic dancers as independent contractors -- most strip clubs do -- but in a lawsuit against Hustler Club in San Francisco ... former stripper Angelynn Hermes says the club told her what to wear, how much to charge for private dances and forced her to work 3 days a week.

Her point -- where's all the independence?? 

Angelynn says she was only paid tips at Hustler, and she had to share that with the club and other employees -- all while receiving NO hourly wages. In the suit, Angelynn says the club is violating Cali labor law, and she wants the money she's owed and then some.  

We reached out to the club. No word back on the lawsuit, but we found out they have $2 Tuesdays!

For drinks, not dances. Sorry, pervs.  

'Amazing Race' Winner My Government Name Sucks

6/20/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-Reichen-Leimkuhl-GETTY-01Season 4 'Amazing Race' winner Reichen Lehmkuhl can't stand his last name because it's too hard to pronounce ... which raises the question -- why can he stand his first name?

Reichen, who once dated Lance Bass, filed a name change petition with the L.A. County Superior Court ... asking to chop his last name in half ... from Lehmkuhl to Kuhl.

Reichen explained in his legal docs, "I don't like my last name. It is too hard for people to spell or pronounce."

It begs the question ... why not get a 2 for 1 special and mess with his first name? Reichen is pronounced rye-hen ... kinda like the German version of Ryan.

No matter what, it's easier to pronounce than the L.A. County Coroner.

Mariah Carey Baffled By Cannon Beef He's Always Had Access to the Twins

6/19/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617_Nick-and-Mariah_DECEMBER_MAIN_instagramMariah Carey doesn't know what the hell Nick Cannon is ranting about in his angry rap about child custody and divorce ... sources connected to the singer tell TMZ.

Nick released the song Thursday, in which he says, "And now I can't see my kids 'cause the government sucks," and "It's f***** up that the time you spend with your own kids is called visitation."

Our sources insist Mariah and Nick have gotten along extremely well, especially in the child custody department. They say Mariah has never denied Nick access to the twins and Nick has always been able to see them when he wanted.

0617_Nick-and-Mariah_nov-feb_SUB_instagramAs for why Nick has not signed the divorce papers for nearly 2 years, our Mariah sources believe that Nick is being manipulated by his lawyers, because the sources say there's no beef between Mimi and Nick.

Nick raps, "It's been 2 years and I'm the one that's been waiting." It appears he's talking about getting divorced, but we're told Mariah and her lawyer have been pressing Nick to sign the docs for months and months, but he's been stalling.

At the end of his rap, Nick says, "Man, f*** it. Let's sign the papers."

'Idol' Champ Phillip Phillips Gone, Gone, Gone ... My Bike is Gone!!!

6/19/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Phillip Phillips isn't feeling jiffy these days, because someone brazenly stole his prized bike ... and it was all caught on video.

The "American Idol" winner went to a Burbank recording studio Tuesday night and his crew unloaded some equipment ... but left some outside the building in what they thought was a secure area. Hours later, a prowler lurked, spotted the $800 GT mountain bike and pedaled away.

The thief probably didn't know his every move was captured on video, but there's a problem. The video is so dark it's almost impossible to ID the culprit.

If you see a suspicious man on a fancy bike, call the police immediately.  

NBA's Darren Collison Charged with Domestic Violence ... Allegedly Spit On Wife

6/17/2016 3:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sacramento Kings player Darren Collison has been charged with misdemeanor domestic violence for allegedly attacking his wife ... and faces up to a year in jail if convicted, officials say. 

As we previously reported, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office says a woman called cops at 2 AM on May 30th to report that she was being assaulted inside the home.

When cops arrived, "deputies found that the woman had visible injuries and they arrested Darren Collison, 28, on a charge of domestic violence."

In court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, officials say Collison SPIT on his wife in a "separate but related incident" from the same night. 

Now officials say they believe they have enough evidence to convict Collison of battery and corporate injury to a spouse ... both misdemeanors. 

Story developing ... 

T.I. Stepdaughter Busted For Toting Gun at Airport

6/17/2016 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0617_Zonnique-Pullins_mug_clayton_countyT.I.'s stepdaughter was busted for trying to get a gun through TSA at Hartfields-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

Zonnique Pullins was arrested early Thursday morning after a TSA agent spotted the semiautomatic pistol in her purse ... with the help of an X-ray machine.

We're told Pullins stated she had a weapons permit but didn't have the paperwork to prove it. It didn't really matter ... you can't carry a gun onto a plane. 

Cops cuffed Zonnique and booked her for carrying a concealed weapon in an unauthorized area.

She got out Friday AM.

Pullins is the daughter of T.I.'s wife, Tiny, and member of the girl group O.M.G. 

Brooke Shields Stalker Gets 2 Months in Jail

6/17/2016 1:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Brooke Shields got justice after a judge ordered her stalker behind bars for 60 days.

Shields was not in court for Friday's hearing in NYC ... where the judge found John Rinaldi guilty of stalking and sentenced him to stay away from Brooke, her family and her Greenwich Village home.

Brooke testified Monday and Tuesday, and recalled frightening encounters with Rinaldi ... including the time he tried to hand her a gift for her daughter.


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