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Texas School Shooting Suspect Was Dancing at Church ... Days Before Massacre

5/20/2018 11:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The student arrested for gunning down 10 people at his high school appeared to be nothing more than a church-going dancer mere days before the shooting.

TMZ has obtained video of 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis participating in a choreographed dance for his Greek Orthodox church the weekend before he allegedly shot and killed 8 of his peers and 2 teachers.

Sources connected to the event tell us the dance was part of a larger Greek festival in a town about 30 minutes away from Santa Fe, TX where he went to school. The performance was rehearsed well before showtime -- Pagourtzis was involved from the start.

Another harrowing detail ... we're told those who knew or knew of Pagourtzis never saw any signs that would indicate he would go absolutely mad.

Pagourtzis has been charged with multiple counts of capital murder and aggravated assault on a public servant after allegedly opening fire Friday at Santa Fe High School -- killing 10 and injuring many others. Cops say he used a shotgun and a revolver as weapons.

He has not entered a plea. 

Afroman Settles Lawsuit With Punching Victim

5/20/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Afroman won't have to go back to court for punching a woman onstage, because he's settled the lawsuit with the victim ... TMZ has learned.

The trial was set to begin Tuesday, but sources close to the case confirm that it's been taken off the calendar ... code for settlement.

Haley Byrd sued both Afroman and Kress Live, the company that owns the venue where Afroman had been performing in 2015 when Haley crashed the stage and got decked by the rapper. She suffered a concussion from the blow.

Afroman already pled guilty to assault, avoiding jail time and getting off with only anger management classes and drug testing. He had blamed the incident on the venue and its lack of security.

No word on the terms of the settlement.

Teairra Mari's Ex I Didn't Leak Sex Tape ... A Chick Did!!!

5/19/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Teairra Mari's ex-boyfriend, Akbar Abdul-Ahad, says she's pointing her finger at the wrong guy when it comes to who leaked her sex tape ... because it's not a guy at all ... it's a woman.

Akbar is being accused of hacking into Teairra's Instagram account and posting the XXX video, from which 50 Cent then grabbed a screenshot and shared with his 18 million followers. Teairra's lawyered up and is suing, claiming it's revenge porn.

But, when we spoke with Akbar he claimed he knows the culprit, a female, but wasn't naming names. He says Teairra's putting on an act because that's what she does by trade, plus he claims they were hanging out as early as last week, days before her lawsuit was filed.

Akbar says he plans to countersue for defamation of character since he was savagely attacked at a press conference.

Eric Balfour Peeping Tom & Beehive Claims In Nasty Neighbor Feud

5/18/2018 5:21 PM PDT
Breaking News

Eric Balfour's neighbors claim the actor's latest role is peeping tom, but Eric thinks the buzz next door -- from a beehive -- is killing him ... this according to court docs filed in their block war.

Eric, who starred in "24" and "Six Feet Under," is in a heated dispute with his Venice neighbors, who tried to get a restraining order against him. In the docs, they say he's harassing their whole family by peeping at the wife and daughter through bathroom and bedroom windows. 

The neighbors, Douglas Dick and Nuanchan Suklom, also say Balfour has been putting threatening letters in their mailbox for years. According to the docs, they're worried because they claim he owns a gun.

As for why Balfour would have it out for them ... the couple says he's been accusing them of running an Airbnb out of their home, and keeping a thriving beehive in their backyard. Best of all, they say Eric blasted them for extra loud meditating. 

Eric's rep tells TMZ ... Eric and his wife are renovating their home, and were aware the neighbors made numerous complaints to the city about the remodel. She adds, "They have been friendly and cordial through the entire process with Eric agreeing to the neighbors' requested changes."

In any event, Dick and Suklom's restraining order was shot down by a judge. A hearing was scheduled for next month, though, so both sides can have their say.

Scott Baio Sexual Assault Case Presented to D.A.

5/18/2018 2:42 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nicole Eggert's sexual assault allegations against Scott Baio will now be reviewed by the L.A. County District Attorney ... TMZ has learned.

As we reported, Eggert filed a police report claiming Baio repeatedly molested her during the run of "Charles in Charge."

She claimed she was as young as 14 when the alleged molestation occurred.

Baio insists he had sex with Eggert only once ... when she was 18.

She went on a very public campaign making her allegations and appeared on various TV shows.

Nicole and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, met with detectives from LAPD's Sexual Assault Section at Bloom's office back in February.

Alexander Polinsky, another star of "Charles in Charge," came out in support of Eggert, claiming that he not only witnessed Baio harassing Eggert ... but, he was also a victim of Baio's sexual misconduct. He claimed Scott called him a "f****t" and pulled down his pants "in front of over 100 people" on set.

As we reported, LAPD is referring all sexual assault cases involving celebrities to the D.A. for review ... regardless of the statute of limitations or merit.  The LAPD sent the case over to the D.A. for review.  No charges have been filed at this point.  

A rep for Scott tells us, "Scott Baio is grateful to LAPD for a timely investigation. They were presented many pieces of evidence and statements that contradicted and undermined Nicole Eggert’s untrue claims. Scott is now looking forward to the DA’s review and statement concluding this matter."

Jack Osbourne Wife Files for Divorce

5/18/2018 2:02 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Jack Osbourne's wife is calling it quits -- she's filed for divorce after 5 and a half years of marriage, and on the heels of expanding their family. 

Lisa Osbourne filed divorce docs Friday in L.A. County. The couple just had their third child in February -- a girl named Minnie Theodora. They have 2 other girls, ages 6 and 2. 

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, she lists the date of separation as May 4. Jack was already ring-less Friday while out and about in L.A. 

Lisa's asking for joint and legal custody of their children. She also wants spousal support, and Jack to foot the bill for her attorney.

Jack and Lisa got married in October 2012 with a small ceremony of less than 50 guests in Hawaii. He popped the question to the model after just 4 months of dating.. 

A$AP Bari Arrested in London for Sexual Assault

5/18/2018 2:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A$AP Bari, one of the co-founders of A$AP Mob, has been arrested in London for sexual assault ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Bari was traveling overseas and made a stop in London Tuesday.  Turns out police knew his itinerary and arrested him at Heathrow Airport.

TMZ broke the story ... a woman sued him last November, claiming he attacked her last July at a London hotel, where some members of the Mob were staying. The lawsuit claims Bari burst into the woman's room and yelled, "You f****d my assistant, now you are going to f*** me."

She says she screamed no, but he pulled the sheets off of her. Bari's friend recorded the video and it got posted and went viral.

She says it didn't stop there ... she fled into a bathroom and he yelled, "I'm going to f*** you, you are going to suck my d***." He did not rape her, but she says he did throw her out naked into the hotel hallway.

What's especially interesting ... we're told Bari knew London cops were investigating the incident because they contacted him to come in for an interview. Nevertheless, he stepped into the danger zone by booking a flight with a London connection.

Our sources say Bari bailed out, but his passport was taken away so he can't leave England.

Stevie J Catches Huge Break ... No Prison Time in Child Support Case

5/18/2018 2:13 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stevie J got a get out of jail free card from a judge Friday, even though prosecutors were gunning to lock him up ... TMZ has learned.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY ... the 'Love & Hip Hop' star will not have to serve any prison time despite repeatedly failing to pay back child support and violating his probation from a 2017 plea deal.

In addition to not giving him any prison time -- we're told the judge took Stevie off of supervised release. So, he's completely free.

He's not out of the woods yet, financially speaking -- he's still on the hook for the $1.3 million he owes in back child support. We're told he'll have to work with the feds' Financial Litigation Unit to square up the massive debt.

As we reported, prosecutors had been pushing for him to do hard time

'Collide' Singer Howie Day Caught on Video Pushing GF in Anger Before Dom. Violence Bust

5/18/2018 11:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Singer Howie Day's flip out on his longtime girlfriend, including at least one shove, was captured by surveillance cameras moments before he was arrested for domestic violence.

TMZ's obtained video of the incident that went down last month at the Seattle airport, where Howie threw a violent tantrum when Carrie Pencek, his gf of 8 years, came to pick him up. You can see him kicking the hatch of his Toyota RAV4 ... and slamming his guitar case and luggage onto the sidewalk.

As we first reported ... cops say Howie -- who scored a huge hit in 2004 with "Collide" -- was arrested at home later that night for fourth-degree assault.

The video shows Howie getting in and out of the car, and slamming doors as well as the hatchback. Carrie eventually bails to flag down a cop, and was visibly shaken. Howie also took off ... which is why Seattle PD had to nab him at home. He entered a not guilty plea.

Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez Time to Wrap Up This Divorce Stuff ... Or Else

5/18/2018 10:31 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Halle Berry needs to get off the dime and tie up loose ends with Olivier Martinez.

According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Berry's got a final notice to appear in court at the end of June to deal with the unresolved matter in her divorce. Fact is ... she and Olivier are already officially divorced -- that happened in December 2016.  They also resolved custody issues involving their son, Maceo

We know there's a prenup, so there are no real issues. But the case is still technically active ... we've learned because Halle and Olivier have never filed their formal custody arrangement.   The judge wants it done once and for all.  

The judge wants them in court next month, and if they don't show they could be fined. 

Meek Mill Jay-Z Convinced Him to Cancel Trump Visit

5/18/2018 7:12 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9:50 AM PT -- A Jay-Z source says Jay did not force or even convince Meek to cancel the White House trip, adding Meek made the decision after talking to several people.Meek Mill bailed on a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday after a late-night call from Jay-Z ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Meek agreed to travel to the White House to discuss prison reform. President Trump is hosting a Prison Reform Summit. Participants include members of Congress, various activists and, clearly, people who have become victims of the system.

We're told Jay called Meek Thursday night and made it clear ... meeting with Trump would be problematic for his image and for the cause.

We're told other high-profile African-Americans also called Meek and voiced serious concern.

Meek tells us, "I was originally scheduled to be part of a panel on Prison Reform at the White House to help shed light on the issues within the system. Unfortunately, the focus turned to the President and Myself which concerned me that it might take away from creating a positive result from today’s discussions."

He continues, "As a result, I decided not to attend so that the focus would be solely on fixing our prison system. Most importantIy I remain fully committed to improving our criminal justice system."

Bob Kraft Being Deposed In Colin Kaepernick Case

5/18/2018 9:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Another major NFL honcho is being deposed in the Colin Kaepernick collusion case -- this time it's New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Kraft follows a long list of powerful NFL people questioned by Kaep's team -- earlier this week, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway answered questions at team headquarters in Colorado. 

Colin had personally attended Elway's deposition -- just as he had when Houston Texans owner Bob McNair was deposed in the case back in March. 

No word if Kaep is currently present at Kraft's depo ... but it's a pretty safe bet he's there, too. 

Other big wigs who have reportedly been deposed include Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider, NFL commish Roger Goodell, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Ravens coach John Harbaugh

As we previously reported, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the league claiming owners and other high-ranking NFL officials were in cahoots to blackball Colin after his national anthem demonstration

Offset Car Accident Cops Wanna Know Why He Left Scene

5/18/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Offset's wrecked sports car is now at center of an investigation, because cops are trying to figure out why he left the accident scene, and if anyone was with him when it happened ... TMZ has learned.

The accident went down around 2:30 AM Thursday in Atlanta, and cops were called to the scene, but not by Offset. Law enforcement sources tell us a passerby reported it. When cops arrived they found the vehicle abandoned ... and called a tow truck. 

Here's what's interesting -- our sources say after the tow truck arrived, 2 people pulled up in another car. We're told one of them took items out of the Challenger before it was towed ... and was heard saying Offset crashed while swerving to avoid a pedestrian who had run out in front of him.

Law enforcement sources say there were no victims, witnesses or damage to other vehicles -- but cops have not been able to confirm the Migos rapper was behind the wheel.

We broke the story ... Offset was briefly hospitalized after the crash, but he's okay. We're told Cardi B rushed to his side. She tweeted about the accident, and Offset's good luck.

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