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Oscar Pistorius Bruised In Prison Fight ... Over Phone

12/12/2017 7:11 AM PST
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Here's a story about a no-legged man in an ass-kicking contest ... 

Ex-Olympic sprinter (turned convicted killer) Oscar Pistorius was involved in a prison fight in the South African penitentiary where he's locked up ... officials confirm. 

The Blade Runner -- who's serving a 13-year prison term for the 2013 shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -- got into the scrap on Dec. 6. 

Prison officials say Pistorius and another inmate fought "over the use of a public phone in the special care unit."

Pistorius only suffered a bruise. No word on the other inmate. 

Not so tough without your gun, are ya? 

Hannibal Buress Arrested After Cop Confrontation

12/10/2017 6:55 AM PST
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Hannibal Buress had to be physically pushed into a police car when he was arrested after a heated confrontation with cops.

This video show the famous comedian after he was cuffed at around 2 AM Sunday, challenging Miami cops to justify the detention, repeatedly asking them to explain what probable cause they had. 

Buress refused to get in the police car and after a standoff that lasted several minutes he was pushed inside the patrol unit. 

Cops told him he was arrested for trespassing but a jail official told TMZ the arrest was for "disorderly intoxication."  

Buress was released at around 6 AM after posting a $500 bond.

R. Kelly Reveals Ransacked Home ... They Took Everything

12/9/2017 10:55 AM PST

R. Kelly's back at his home in Atlanta, but it's not even close to the way he left it ... because burglars cleaned him out!

As we reported ... cops ID'd a suspect who allegedly took everything that wasn't nailed down out of the singer's 2 Atlanta cribs in back-to-back burglaries over Thanksgiving weekend while he was touring.

The scope of the thefts is astounding -- furniture, TVs, and even his washer and dryer ... all gone. He suggests in the vid it was done by someone he let get too close to him, which syncs up with what cops told us -- that one of Kelly's associates, Alfonso Walker, was fingered as the mastermind.

The singer also thanks his fans for showing him love and helping him stay positive despite the ordeal ... and vows to keep making music.

DJ Mustard I Had No Clue My Friend Was Packin' Heat

12/9/2017 6:56 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

DJ Mustard showed up at LAX Friday night with a friend who got arrested for packing a loaded gun in his carry-on, but DJ Mustard says it was all news to him.

TMZ broke the story ... Mustard and his pal were both detained after TSA found a loaded .22 handgun in one of their bags. They were questioned as cops reviewed surveillance footage and determined it was Mustard's friend who put the back on the conveyor belt. The friend was arrested and taken to jail.

Once free .. Mustard decided to get the heck out of dodge. Either he missed his flight or he'd had enough.

Meek Mill I'm Officially Appealing Prison Sentence ... And I Mean Business

12/7/2017 9:57 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill has officially appealed the decision that just landed him in prison for 2 to 4 years.

In legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Meek's lawyer laid out the groundwork for asking a higher court to free the rapper, on grounds the judge was unfair and biased against him.

As we reported, Meek's attorneys claim Judge Genece Brinkley had it out for Meek after he refused to change managers -- she allegedly was chummy with the one she was pushing -- and she also allegedly tried in vain to get Meek to record a Boyz II Men song and give her a shout-out.

Meek's lawyers have ordered a full transcript to show the appeals court the judge was prejudiced. 

One of his attorneys, Joe Tacopina, tells TMZ ... Meek is frustrated with the situation, but his concern is more for his son, and some other young teens he's been mentoring after taking them off the streets.

Larry Nassar Ex-Team USA Doc Gets 60 Years In Prison

12/7/2017 9:23 AM PST
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Dr. Larry Nassar is probably going to die in prison -- the disgraced former Team USA gymnastics doc just got 60 YEARS in his child porn case. 

The 54-year-old was just sentenced by a judge in Michigan -- after being convicted of having more than 37,000 child porn images in his possession. 

Prosecutors say they found the images on computer hard drives while investigating the sexual assault claims against him. 

Of course, besides the child porn ... Nassar also sexually assaulted more than 100 female athletes while working with Team USA gymnastics and Michigan State University. 

His victims include some of the most famous gymnasts in the world -- from McKayla Maroney to Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman. 

Nassar will be sentenced in that case in January. 

Adios, dirtbag ... 

Meek Mill's Prison Life I Don't Do Windows But Juggling Multiple Jobs

12/7/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill is seriously cleaning up while he's in prison, bouncing between several different jobs ... and doing it at a rate light-years from his rap dough.

Meek's serving his 2 to 4 years at Pennsylvania's SCI Chester ... where he's part of the general labor crew, getting his hands very dirty. A prison rep tells us Meek cleans the cell block, tidies up prison grounds and washes dishes. He also cooks food and serves it up, too!

He does it all with a smile, apparently, while earning just 19 cents per hour. The rep says he's a model inmate who gets some juicy perks due to good behavior.

Meek gets access to electrical and carpentry shops, and he's waitlisted for some therapy courses.

Lemonade from lemons, for sure. We still think he'd rather be poppin' bottles.

John Conyers Son and Heir Apparent Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence

12/6/2017 3:28 PM PST

John Conyers' son -- the one he wants to replace him in Congress -- was arrested this year for felony domestic violence ... TMZ has learned.

John Conyers III got in a fight with his girlfriend on February 15, 2017. Law enforcement sources tell us he accused her of cheating after going through her computer at around 2 AM. The argument allegedly escalated into physical violence ... she told cops John body slammed her on her bed and on the floor, pinned her down and spit on her. She says she tried calling the cops, but he took her phone.

The woman claims he then chased her into her kitchen where she grabbed a 10-inch knife to protect herself, ordering him to leave the house.

She says he grabbed the knife and then swung at her twice, stabbing her, cutting her right bicep which required 3 stitches. She says he then chased her back into the bedroom, pinned her against the bed and slapped her.

They both called 911 and when cops came John claimed she pulled a knife on him and, when he grabbed it to protect himself, he accidentally stabbed her.

Cops looked at the woman's injuries and then arrested John for felony domestic violence. The woman was taken to the hospital.

The L.A. County D.A. declined to prosecute John ... partly because there were no witnesses and partly because prosecutors couldn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt the stabbing wasn't an accident.

We reached out to John, who lives in Michigan, for his side of the story, but so far no word back. 

Kim Kardashian Imprisoned Grandma Sends Thanks ... 'You are Helping to Save My Life'

11/29/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian's mission to free Alice Marie Johnson is kicking into high gear ... and the 62-year-old grandmother has expressed her "deep and heartfelt gratitude."

According to a thank-you note from Alice to Kim, obtained by TMZ ... Alice was floored when she found out Kardashian had enlisted high-powered lawyer Shawn Holley to help with her case. Johnson is currently serving a life sentence for her involvement in a cocaine ring ... her first offense.

Alice wrote, "Ms. Kardashian you are literally helping to save my life and restore me to my family. I was drowning and you have thrown me a life jacket and given me hope."

Johnson also believes Kim's crusade will be a defining moment in history, and will show she was a "key figure in meaningful criminal justice reform becoming a reality."

Kim's not just focused on Johnson's case either -- she's also involved in the effort to free Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who killed a man who was allegedly using her as a sex slave when she was 16.

Kardashian and Holley are continuing to communicate with Johnson, Brown and their lawyers in order to develop the best plan for clemency.

And as Alice says ... "THE BATTLE IS ON!"

NBA's Ben Gordon Arrested Again ... Felony Robbery

11/28/2017 6:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NBA player Ben Gordon was arrested in L.A. Monday afternoon -- after allegedly roughing up a guy at an apartment building ... and leaving with several thousand dollars of his money, TMZ Sports has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the 34-year-old went to the apartment complex where he used to live in an effort to get his security deposit back. We're told there was a dispute about the money and Gordon allegedly put hands on the guy and threatened him. 

We're told the man gave Gordon at least some of the money back -- mostly because he was scared -- and Gordon left. The man called police moments later. 

But get this ... after cops arrived to the building, Ben RETURNED to demand the REST of his security deposit (a couple thousand dollars). Instead, cops arrested him on the spot for felony robbery. 

He was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked and later released on $50,000 bail. 

Gordon has had all sorts of trouble with police lately -- he was placed on a psychiatric hold in NYC after allegedly locking himself in his gym with a woman, while brandishing a blade. 

He was also arrested in L.A. back in June for pulling fire alarms at his apartment complex. 

FYI, Gordon reportedly made more than $84 million during his NBA career. 

Al Sharpton's Prison Visit Meek Mill Told Me ... Fix the System for Others!!!!

11/27/2017 1:54 PM PST

Al Sharpton met with Meek Mill behind bars, and says the rapper told him he wanted to serve as a vessel of change for others who are wrongly imprisoned ... like he is now.

Al appeared Monday alongside Meek's attorney, Joe Tacopina, to address his prison visit with the guy he promised to help, and he says Meek wants him to help shed a light on a broken criminal justice system. Al says Meek is also determined to be a voice for the voiceless.

The civil rights leader explained that Meek appears determined, strong and without a trace of bitterness after being sentenced to prison for 2 to 4 years for violating his probation ... violations that Al says weren't pursued as crimes, but punished as such, regardless.

He also talked about his time going to bat for Tupac Shakur in the '90s to help get him out of solitary confinement, explaining how he's the right guy to help Meek fight his case now.

Sounds like Al's officially in Meek's corner. 

Naya Rivera Arrested for Beating Husband ... He Has It On Video

11/26/2017 6:23 AM PST
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1:08 PM PST -- The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office tells TMZ the couple had been arguing over their child, and that the victim, Naya's husband, Ryan, did not require any medical attention.

Naya Rivera is facing a domestic battery charge after allegedly attacking her husband, Ryan Dorsey, in West Virginia.

Rivera was arrested Saturday night in Chesapeake, WV after Dorsey called cops to report her for hitting him. According to Dorsey, Rivera hit him in the head and the face -- his bottom lip, to be exact -- while they were on a walk with their 2-year-old son.

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Dept ... Ryan gave the responding deputies a video of the attack, and Naya was taken into custody around 9:30 PM ET.

The "Glee" star appeared before the judge early Sunday morning to be arraigned. She was released on $1,000 bond, and her father-in-law reportedly picked her up from jail.

The couple was in WV to spend Thanksgiving weekend with Ryan's family.

Charles Manson Will Surfaces Pen Pal Gets Everything

11/24/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Charles Manson left his estate to a pen pal ... and what the murderer left behind may actually be valuable.

The pen pal -- he asked us not to use his name -- began writing Manson in the '90s and the 2 exchanged letters and phone calls for 2 decades. The man even visited Manson in prison from time to time.

We obtained a copy of a crudely written will which we're told was drafted by Manson. It's typed but there's handwriting on the document. We checked the handwriting in the will against Manson's known handwriting, and they appear very similar. Check out the comparison. 

The will -- dated February 14, 2002 -- leaves all of Manson's personal belongings, including cash, image rights and clothing to Manson's pen pal. More significantly, Manson leaves his "exclusive music catalog" to the guy. Manson fancied himself as a songwriter and even wrote a Beach Boys song the group recorded.

The will says Manson's body should be turned over to his pen pal. He says he will claim the body, but as we reported, if he doesn't do it within 10 days of Manson's death, the prison will cremate him.

Manson specifically disinherited his known children, ex-wives, in-laws, lawyers, friends, prisoners, inmates, cops, guards, and the State of California.

The man tells us he began writing Manson in the '90s out of curiosity, and after more than 50 letters with no reply ... Manson finally wrote back in 1997. He claims the 2 struck up a friendship through letters and eventually phone calls, and he met Manson in person for the first time in 2002 ... the same year Manson drafted the will.

He claims he visited with Manson several times after that and got his last phone call from him on October 21 ... just weeks before his death.

The 2002 will includes a handwritten note from Manson, saying ... "I'm not in the best spot to rest in peace" along with his signature. We're told the witness signature is that of a fellow inmate.

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