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UCLA Punter

Arrested On Suspicion of Rape

10/9/2015 11:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1009-adam-searl-UCLABurins-com-01One of the kickers on the UCLA football team has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman he met at a party back in 2014 ... this according to police. 

Officials say 20-year-old Adam Searl was arrested on October 8th and booked on 3 counts of rape. Searl has punted for UCLA five times this season. 

According to investigators, Searl met the accuser at an off-campus party in Westwood in October 2014 and accompanied her to a nearby residence. 

The woman claims she fell asleep -- but woke up to Searl raping her. 

Officials launched an "exhaustive investigation" in conjunction with the UCLA PD -- and the woman eventually identified Searl as the assailant. 

Searl was arrested without incident -- and has since been released on $300,000 bail. 

UCLA football coach Jim Mora says Searl has been suspended by the team indefinitely while the legal process runs its course. 


Spencer Stone

French Terror Train Hero Stabbed

10/8/2015 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1008-spencer-stone-getty-01Spencer Stone, one of the 3 American heroes who thwarted the terrorist attack in France, was stabbed multiple times ... and is now hospitalized.

The attack reportedly happened early Thursday morning in Sacramento while Stone was protecting a friend. Stone was stabbed 4 times in the chest while standing on a street corner. 

The 23-year-old U.S. airman 1st class is reportedly in stable condition. 

Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were deservedly hailed as heroes back in August after they disarmed a would-be terrorist on a Paris-bound train.

1008-spencer-stone-group-getty-01Skarlatos just escaped tragedy last week by a twist of fate. He was enrolled to attend classes at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, and would have been there when the mass shooting happened ... if he hadn't decided to do "Dancing with the Stars" at the last minute.

John Stamos

D.A. to Charge Actor with DUI

Under the Influence of GHB

10/8/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1007_john_stamos_tmzJohn Stamos will be charged with driving under the influence of GHB, the so-called date rape drug, TMZ has learned, but sources close to the actor say he was using the drug as a fitness supplement. 

Stamos was arrested in June when cops spotted him driving erratically in Beverly Hills. Authorities say Stamos was so messed up they took him to the hospital. We're told testing revealed there was GHB in his system, along with another non-narcotic drug. 

Our Stamos sources say the actor was taking the drug to "lean out body mass" as he prepared for his new TV show. The drug is used by bodybuilders for lean muscle, and for a level of sleep which helps muscles recover.

We're told the criminal case will be filed soon and the charging documents will outline the drugs.

Stamos went to rehab almost immediately after his arrest and completed his 30-day live-in treatment successfully.


NFL's Desmond Clark

Video of High School Tirade

... Over Alleged Racism

10/8/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ Sports has obtained explosive video of ex-NFL tight end Desmond Clark GOING BALLISTIC at officials at a Chicago area high school after his son was allegedly mistreated because he's black. 

According to police, it all went down on August 29th at Vernon Hills High ... where Desmond's 17-year-old son was blocked from participating in a school lip sync event because of a previous code of conduct violation. 

Desmond's son claims an administrator demeaned him in front of other students -- calling him a "criminal" -- so he called his parents who came rushing to the school. 

You can see in the video ... Desmond's wife Maria got so HEATED, Desmond had to literally pick her up and remove her from the person she was screaming at. 

Desmond -- who played for the Bears from 2003 to 2010 -- comes back into the room and begins to yell. Cops say he was calling out school officials ... claiming his son had been the victim of racism for years and his family was sick of it. 

Several people in the room gave Desmond an ovation at the end of his rant. 

Eventually, cops arrived to the scene and spoke with the Clarks for more than an hour. They left that day without incident ... but Desmond and his wife were hit with criminal charges in the following days. 

Both Desmond and his wife were charged with disorderly conduct -- Maria was also hit with an assault charge. They were arrested on September 11th and were later released. 

They have since pled not guilty and are due back in court later this month. 

Desmond has since been banned from school grounds -- his lawyer says, "They're afraid of him because he's a big black man."

We reached out to the school for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Oregon School Shooting

Celebs Demand Training for Kids

10/8/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Ben Carson was NOT that far off with his advice on taking down mass shooters ... this according to celebrity security experts who are suddenly flooded with calls to train famous children for that very scenario.

Logan Clarke and Allen Cardoza run an executive level protection firm in Hollywood, and tell us they've had requests from 5 celeb parents and 2 schools (private and public) -- all looking for training for high school and college students.

While they can't reveal their clients' names, they did tell us what they generally recommend: When dealing with a crazed guman you only have 2 choices ... fight or die.

Yes, that sounds a lot like Carson's advice, for which he's caught tons of heat. Clarke and Cardoza have some tips for the good doc too. 


Will Do Jail Time For Crane Stunt

10/7/2015 12:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steve-O's latest stunt has landed him 30 days in the slammer.

The "Jackass" star was charged with 5 misdemeanors after setting off fireworks atop a Hollywood crane in a one-man SeaWorld protest. Steve-O copped a plea deal Wednesday, pleading no contest to trespassing and possessing fireworks. The other three charges were dismissed.

Under the deal, Steve-O has to turn himself in for a 30-day sentence in December with 3 years of probation. He also has to pay $7,409 in restitution fees and stay out of Hollywood temporarily. He can only perform pranks or stunts in the LA area during his probation ... if he has a permit. 

However, Steve-O didn't seem too worried about the whole thing this morning at LAX. 


Ex 'Idol' Corey Clark

I Got Railroaded By My Wife's Stepdad

... He's the Cop Behind My Arrest

10/7/2015 10:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former "American Idol" contestant Corey Clark's arrest was the result of a conspiracy -- set in place by his estranged wife and her detective stepfather ... at least that's what Clark is claiming now.

Clark got busted September 23 in Yuma, AZ, and was eventually charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. But Tuesday in L.A. he told us the whole thing was a revenge plot.

Clark says he'd filed a report against Monica Clark just prior to his arrest, claiming she was violating their child custody agreement. Clark thinks it's no coincidence he was arrested right after that, especially because his wife's stepfather is a Yuma PD detective.

We've reached out to Yuma PD for a response ... so far, no word back.


Lance Bass

I Was Sexually Harassed ...

During 'N Sync Days

10/7/2015 9:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lance Bass is now saying he was sexually harassed as a teenager in 'N Sync -- and although he didn't name the person who did it ... the new allegation sounds eerily similar to things he's said about the group's ex-manager. 

Bass and his co-hosts on "The Meredith Vieira Show" were talking about Ashley Judd's recent sexual harassment allegations ... when he opened up about his own experience. 

Lance says he was inappropriately touched by someone he worked with when he was 16 or 17. He does not mention 'N Sync's  former manager Lou Pearlman by name.

In the past, Lance has said of Lou ... "He'd always grab our arms and feel our muscles and go: 'Hey boys, you workin' out? Yeahhhh!'" He added that he didn't think of the touching as crossing any line.

Numerous reports have claimed Pearlman molested several of his young proteges, but he was never charged with any crime. He did get busted for embezzlement and is serving 25 years in prison.


LAPD Gun Stalker Video

Rap Group Claims Gun's a Phony

10/7/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The LAPD can chill, because there's no need to launch a criminal investigation into the video which seems to show someone lurking around a cop car with gun in hand ... because the people who shot the video say the gun's a fake. 

The '90s rap group Brownside produced an Instagram video showing someone in a car flashing a gun as an unsuspecting LAPD cop gets out of his patrol car. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck believes the guy with the gun has a prior conviction and may have committed a crime -- carrying a firearm inside a vehicle.

But a member of the group -- Toker -- tells us his brother is the one in the video, and the gun is a plastic prop ... one of many they bought earlier in the day for a music video shoot for their single, "Till the Casket Drops."

By the Way, the group was once signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records.

Eazy would be proud.

NFL's Dorial Green-Beckham

Mug Shot

... Call Me 2 Chainz

10/6/2015 1:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006_Dorial-Green-Beckham_mug_sports_wm2Here it is ...the mug shot that ruined the NFL's arrest-free month in September -- courtesy of Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham

DGB was popped in Missouri last Wednesday for going 65 in a 55 ... and when the cop ran his info, it was discovered the 22-year-old had an outstanding warrant for a speeding violation in another county. 

He was hauled to a nearby station where Green-Beckham was booked and posed for a mug shot -- featuring 2 gold chains -- and was later released after paying his $92.48 debt. 

Note -- seems Dorial's high top fade gives him an additional 2 inches on the police measuring stick! 

Nick Gordon

The Brown Family is Screwing Me Over

I'm Not a Murderer

10/6/2015 9:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-nick-gordon-splash-01Nick Gordon says Bobbi Kristina's family is painting him as a murderer and scumbag to the point he will never get a fair trial if he's criminally prosecuted.

Gordon says in legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- the Brown family has painted him a "murderer, a habitual batterer of women, a seducer of young white females, a thief and/or con man fueled by monetary gain, and a chemist capable of making a toxic cocktail."

Gordon is asking the judge to stop the $40 million wrongful death lawsuit the Browns filed against him until the criminal process runs its course.

The big thing for Gordon ... he says he has a right to remain silent, and the civil case would force him to answer questions that could be used against him if criminal charges are filed.


'Millionaire Matchmaker' Client

I Didn't Rape Those Women ...

They All Wanted It

10/6/2015 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-michael-bernback-bravo-01"Millionaire Matchmaker" client Michael Bernback, the guy accused of raping three women, says they all wanted it and one of the women even let him pee in her mouth. 

Bernback says in legal docs, obtained by TMZ, he met all three women on sexual hook-up websites. He claims at least two of the women knew they'd be engaging in bondage and/or anal sex -- a totally different story than what his eight felony and three misdemeanor charges indicate.  

During one encounter, Bernback says one of the women allowed herself to be tied up with various bondage devices and let Bernback "urinate into her mouth" in the shower.

According to the legal docs, the woman all admitted they advertised on sexual hook-up websites they were looking for sexual liaisons.  The docs say at least 1 of the women told cops she knew there would be multiple women on hand for a sexual encounter.

Lawyers for Bernback want a judge to force the prosecutors to be more specific as to which sexual acts were allegedly nonconsensual. 

'Jerry Springer' Producer

Cops Say She Lied

Over Sister's Suicide

10/6/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0320-jill-blackstone-coleman-rayner-split-dateThe 'Jerry Springer' producer whose sister died in their garage is now in the hot seat with the LAPD, because TMZ has learned cops believe her story about the death doesn't make sense.

Jill Blackstone's sister Wendy died in March from a combination of carbon monoxide poisoning and Xanax. At the time it appeared Wendy, who was blind and partially deaf, committed suicide ... even leaving a note.  

Jill had said she had no idea Wendy wanted to kill herself. As for how a Weber grill and charcoal got into the garage, Jill told police the Weber grill was for warmth and the coals in the trash can were for roasting marshmallows.

But we've learned cops now paint a very different picture of what they say happened. Our law enforcement sources tell us when they first interviewed Jill she told cops she had no idea her sister wanted to kill herself. But cops say it's very clear Jill -- not Wendy -- wrote the "suicide" note.

Our sources say cops are "confident" Jill assisted her sister -- not out of vengeance but mercy for her condition. Even if Jill's motive was mercy-based, it would still be a crime, and we're told the case is now "on the front burner" for possible criminal prosecution.


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