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Ludacris I Control My Baby Mama's Baby Pics

10/20/2016 9:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1020-ludacris-tmz-02Ludacris has the final say when it comes to what his baby mama can and can't post on social media about their 3-year-old ... so says an ATL judge.

In docs filed Wednesday in the rapper's child custody case with Tamika Fuller ... the judge said Luda can force Fuller to remove any pics of their daughter she might post, if he doesn't approve. The judge also ruled neither parent can use the kid in interviews, articles or for GoFundMe pages. 

Luda's also the official decision maker now when it comes to his daughter's school, doctor and religious upbringing.

Luda and Tamika have been locked in this nasty custody battle for years. Tamika even got Child Protective Services involved, at one point. 

We don't wanna jinx it ... but looks like the war could be cooling down. 

Ciara Drops Libel Case I'm Too Successful to Sue Future for Defamation

10/20/2016 6:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1020-ciara-future-tmz-01Ciara has a legal problem that actually serves her well ... she can't win her defamation lawsuit against baby daddy Future because she's raking in so much money professionally, she has no damages.

Ciara's lawyer, Larry Stein, just filed legal docs dismissing the remaining libel claim she filed after her ex said some choice things about her, including, "This bitch got control problems."

Problem is ... to win a defamation lawsuit, you have to prove you've suffered financially, and Ciara is actually making more money now than before Future talked smack on her.

So she's dropped the libel claim -- the judge already dismissed a separate defamation claim -- but the case isn't over.

Russell Wilson's wife is still suing Future for what's called "false light" ... alleging Future has made her look like someone she's not. Proving false light does not require a showing she's lost income. She could get money just for the heartache of it all.

So the case goes on.


Tyson Gay's Daughter 4th Man Arrested In Murder Case

10/20/2016 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1020-lamonte-williams-mug-01A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter ... the 4th suspect arrested so far ... cops have confirmed. 

The Lexington P.D. says they believe Lamonte A. Williams was involved in the gunfight near the Cook Out restaurant on October 16th ... in which a stray bullet struck and killed Trinity Gay, daughter of the U.S. Olympic track star. 

Cops say Williams and at least 3 other men opened fire on each other that night and fired multiple gunshots. 

The other 3 suspects have already been arrested. 

Williams has been charged with wanton endangerment. 

The investigation is still active -- cops are still trying to determine the exact sequence of events that led up to Gay's death.

NY Giants Kicker 'I'm a Wife Abuser, Porn Addict' ... Police Docs Say

10/20/2016 5:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1020-josh-brown-getty-02NY Giants kicker Josh Brown admitted to abusing his ex-wife, viewed himself as "God" and her as a "slave" and acknowledged a porn addiction ... this according to police documents. 

Brown's private journal -- along with letters and emails -- were part of Brown's domestic violence case in King County, Washington stemming from a 2015 arrest. 

Brown was charged with 4th degree assault/domestic violence after an incident with his ex-wife -- but the charge was eventually dropped. 

Now, the documents have gone public -- and it paints a very disturbing picture of Brown. 

"I have physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man," Brown wrote in one of his journal entries, obtained by

In that same entry, he circled the words, "I have abused my wife."

In another letter he wrote to friend back in 2014 as part of counseling sessions with his ex, Brown explains his damaged mindset. 

"I have been a liar for most of my life ... I made selfish decisions to use and abuse women starting at the age of 7 to fill this void."

"I objectified women and never really worried about the pain and hurt I caused them. My ability to connect emotionally to other people was zero. My empathy levels were zero."

"Because I never handled these underlying issues I became an abuser and hurt [my ex-wife] physically, emotionally and verbally. I viewed myself as God basically and she was my slave."

In another document, Brown refers to himself as a porn addict -- saying he "viewed pornography on a consistent basis to manage my desire for physical contact."

"I developed into a sexual deviant that viewed sex as a sport all most [sic]."

As for the Giants, they signed Brown to a $4 million, 2-year contract earlier this year -- and team officials have stood by him despite his domestic violence arrest and the frightening allegations against him.

However, it's not known if the team knew about his written admissions -- handed out by cops this week -- when they signed Brown.

The NFL had suspended Brown for 1 game without pay for the arrest (the season opener) -- citing a violation of the league's personal conduct policy.  

Derrick Rose's Lawyer 'Media Was Biased Against the Black Men' ... Props to the Jury

10/19/2016 3:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Derrick Rose's lawyer says the media had a racist agenda against 3 black defendants in the civil rape case -- but says the mostly white jury was able to see the truth. 

The NBA star was all smiles on his way out of court -- and while he barely talked, his attorney, Mark Baute, played the role of mouthpiece and unloaded on reporters. 

"The media reporting was biased against the black men," Haute said ... "blatantly obvious."

"We're just very relieved that the system worked. We had  a jury of 7 white people and 1 hispanic who exonerated 3 black men. It was fantastic."

But get this ... before they left the courthouse, Rose and his team posed for pictures WITH JURORS!!!

1019-derrick-rose-attorney-jurors-01In fact, the two male jurors in the photo (taken by Deadspin's Diana Moskovitz) told the media they were not Rose fans before the trial ... but judging by the pic, they are now.

One last thing ... the judge actually CRACKED A JOKE with Rose before he left the courtroom -- telling the NBA star, "Best wishes ... except when the Knicks play the Lakers."

'Millionaire Matchmaker' Bachelor Gets 5 Yrs for Beating Woman

10/19/2016 3:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019_John-Bonavia_twitterFormer 'Millionaire Matchmaker' bachelor John Bonavia just got hit with a 5-year prison sentence for attacking a woman in his house last year ... TMZ has learned.

Bonavia pled no contest to felony domestic violence Wednesday in an L.A. court -- the judge immediately sentenced him. A charge for making criminal threats was dropped as part of the deal ... according to the D.A.

TMZ broke the story ... cops found Bonavia's victim so battered and bloody, they initially arrested him for attempted murder.

Derrick Rose WINS RAPE CASE ... Found Not Liable

10/19/2016 1:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1019-derrick-rose-tmz-sportsDerrick Rose has WON his rape case -- a jury has found the NBA superstar did NOT commit sexual battery against a woman in 2013 ... and will not be liable for damages. 

The verdict was just announced in federal court in L.A. -- where Rose and 2 friends have been on trial for the past couple of weeks for allegedly gang raping a woman. 

Rose and his 2 friends were found not liable on all 3 claims -- trespassing, sexual battery and battery. 

As the verdict was read, the accuser and her legal team appeared somber -- she had her head down as if she was praying. 

After each account, Rose's legal team smiled and shook the hands of Derrick and his co-defendants. 

All of the defendants looked up with their eyes lit up and smiled. 

Rose acknowledged having sex with the woman but claimed it was consensual. The accuser claimed she was either drunk or drugged -- and too out of it to give consent. 

Derrick Rose Rape Trial Verdict Coming In Minutes

10/19/2016 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1018-derrick-rose-tmz-01Moment of truth for NBA superstar Derrick Rose ... the verdict will be read in his civil rape trial in just a few minutes. 

Rose is being sued for more than $20 MILLION by a woman who claims the Knicks star and his 2 friends gang raped her in her L.A. apartment back in 2013. 

Rose has acknowledged having sex with the woman but insisted it was consensual

The jury is comprised of 8 people -- 6 women, 2 men. 

The jury will decide on 3 separate allegations for each of the 3 defendants -- trespassing, sexual battery and battery. The verdicts must be unanimous.

Angelina Jolie and Kids Interviewed by FBI

10/19/2016 12:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019_angelina_jolie_fbi_tmz-2Angelina Jolie and her kids were interviewed Tuesday by 2 FBI agents ... primarily to determine where exactly the incident between Brad Pitt and 15-year-old son Maddox went down.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... 2 FBI agents paid Angelina a visit at her Malibu home and spent more than 3 hours there. Well-placed sources tell us there is not an official investigation ... the agency is in a "fact-finding" stage to determine if there's evidence to warrant an investigation.

We're told the agents wanted Angelina and the kids to walk through the incident step-by-step, but they spent a lot of time trying to pin down the location of the airplane at the time it happened.

We're told it matters if the plane was not in U.S. airspace when the argument went down. The FBI also asked numerous questions about what happened on the ground when the plane refueled in Minnesota. There's some question as to whether Minnesota officials might have jurisdiction.

Sources tell us Angelina was cooperative but her endgame is for the whole thing to just go away.

As we reported, it's highly unlikely the FBI will press the case.


Shailene Woodley Pleads Not Guilty In Pipeline Riot

10/19/2016 11:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019-shailene-woodley-tmz-01Shailene Woodley pleaded not guilty to rioting at the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the rush is on to cover every second of the case. 

Shailene wasn't in the North Dakota court Wednesday morning, but her attorney entered the plea. She's charged with one count of misdemeanor criminal trespass and one count of misdemeanor engaging in a riot. As soon as local media caught wind of her plea, they filed docs asking for video cameras to be allowed in court.

The judge approved, so if her case goes to trial she'll have another platform to state her protest against the pipeline. 

But since she's facing 2 misdemeanors ... we smell a plea deal.


Bobby Shmurda 7 Year Sentence Is a Screw Job! My Lawyer Forced Me

10/19/2016 10:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1019-bobby-shmurda-twitter-02Bobby Shmurda's desperate attempt to get out of his plea deal fell on deaf ears ... as a judge sentenced him to 7 years in prison for gun possession charges.

The rapper was in court Wednesday and in a last-ditch effort ... told the judge he was forced to take the plea, and tried to withdraw it. He even turned to his lawyer in open court and said he wanted to fire him.

Judge wasn't having it, and stuck with the plea deal Bobby had agreed to last monthwhich he says he took to help his friend ... days before he was to stand trial.

Bobby's already been behind bars for 21 months, so at least he'll get credit for that.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Bus Ain't That Some S***! Cops Investigate Street Dump

10/19/2016 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019-hillary-clinton-bus-sewage-MIKE-ROBINS-01Hillary Clinton's got your WikiLeak right here ... in Georgia, where her tour bus dumped raw sewage onto the roadway.

It went down Tuesday in Lawrenceville at around 9:30 AM when someone inside the RV got out and opened the sewage drain, which drained onto the roadway and into the storm drain.

The deposit included drying toilet paper and, according to the police report, "a foul smell."

Hillary wasn't on the bus -- she was preparing for the debate Tuesday. 

The Hazmat units responded and cleaned it up. 

The cops just got the name of the bus company and plan on paying a visit today.

Jim Carrey Late GF's Mom Is Money Hungry ... Also Threatened Suicide

10/18/2016 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1018-jim-carrey-cathriona-white-tmz-instagram-02update_graphic_red_bar4:40 PM PT -- Sweetman's attorney, Michael Avenatti, tells us "Carrey and his 'fixer' lawyers are trying to deceive the media and the public. They are attacking a grieving mother and making up facts they know to be untrue in an effort to save Carrey's career, which was over when he lied about not having STDs."

He also implored Carrey's team to release the results of a 2013 STD test he claims Carrey took under the pseudonym 'Jose Lopez.'update_grey_gray_barThe mother of Jim Carrey's late girlfriend hit him up for a house, and threatened to take her own life after Cathriona White's suicide ... according to new legal docs filed by Carrey. 

In the docs, Jim says Cat's biological mother, Brigid Sweetman, emailed him in November 2015 to say people were vandalizing her house with foul messages and leaving death threats in response to Cat killing herself. She believed she was getting blamed for Cat's death because of a "horrific and degrading" Facebook post she'd left for Cat on her birthday.

Jim says Brigid told him, "I am on the point of killing myself." He says she asked him to buy a house for her, but he declined and "she became angry and bitter." 

Carrey's filing is a response to the wrongful death suit Brigid filed against him. The actor's legal team is adamant Brigid's suing purely for a money grab, saying she did not love her daughter -- "she loves only money."

Carrey also denies giving Cathriona STDs ... and in the docs, says she profusely apologized for those accusations when they got back together in 2014. He says he thinks she only made it up because she was upset about their breakup. 

Jim went on to say, "I loved her face. I loved her Irish voice. I loved the way she smelled." He says from November 2014 they shared a "beautiful ten-month relationship filled with sweetness, caring and affection."

The docs include several photos of Jim and Cat together while they were dating.


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