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Nick Gordon

Bobbi Kristina's BF

On the Hot Seat

6/27/2015 8:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina's embattled boyfriend who has been a person of interest since her near drowning in January, was in no mood to talk when he was asked about her impending death.

Nick bolted from reporters who fired questions about the Fulton County D.A. saying they have a heightened interest in the case now that it's about to become a murder investigation.

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter is now off life support and it is only a matter of time before she passes.

Nick was leaving a friends apartment Thursday in Florida when he was quizzed.

DMX

Add Another Arrest to the Pile

6/26/2015 9:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0616-dmx-tmz-3DMX is getting within shooting distance of a deck of cards populated by his mug shots, because he was arrested again Friday night.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the rapper was en route to Radio City Music Hall where he was scheduled to perform when the New York City Sheriff's deputies nabbed him for unpaid child support. Turns out there was a warrant for his arrest.

The law we know, he was being held in the back of a patrol car. 

As for the concert, Masters of Ceremony, the show went on without him.  It had plenty of other old school rappers to entertain the crowd.

Diddy

Fistfighting Allegations Against Coach

Could Scare Prosecutors

6/26/2015 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0626-sal-alosi-diddy-usatsi-tmz-01Diddy may have caught a huge break from a chiropractor who just came forward with a stunning allegation against UCLA coach Sal Alosi, claiming Alosi is prone to fistfights, and even had one with a New York Jets superstar.

TMZ Sports has obtained a letter from a female chiropractor sent to Jets brass in 2010 ... raising serious concerns about strength and conditioning coach Alosi. According to the chiropractor, Alosi got into a "fistfight" with Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis. The doctor added Alosi has a pattern of abusive behavior and the Jets needed to get him under control.

We've learned the chiropractor sent the letter to Diddy's team, and it could be a secret weapon. The D.A. will review the assault case for possible felony prosecution, but if the main victim looks unsympathetic and even violent, it's way less likely they'd go forward. Juries don't like unsympathetic "victims."

The chiropractor also complained Alosi verbally abused and humiliated her, even trying to prohibit her from treating players because he was pissed off over petty issues involving towels and water. 

It's unclear how the Jets handled the chiropractor's allegations. Alosi was suspended during the 2010 season for tripping a player during a game, and he resigned from the team at the end of the season.

We called Diddy's rep for comment but have not heard back.

Bobbi Kristina

Prosecutors Gearing Up for Murder Case

6/25/2015 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0625-bobbi-kristina-nick-gordan-tmz-getty-01Prosecutors have amped up interest in the Bobbi Kristina case, because it appears she's about to die and it would turn the case into a full-blown murder investigation ... with her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, as a person of interest.

The family's decision to take Bobbi Kristina off life support signals that Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter is about to pass, and the D.A. has already taken notice.

The Fulton County D.A. tells TMZ, " In view of the new circumstances regarding the health status of Bobbi Kristina Brown, we will be reviewing the case with greater interest."

TMZ broke the story ... police opened a criminal investigation shortly after Bobbi Kristina was found last January submerged in a bathtub. As we reported, bruises were found on her body and police suspected foul play, and began investigating her BF. 

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Rick Ross

Groundskeeper: He Broke My Face

I'm Eating Through a Straw

6/24/2015 8:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0624-rick-ross-mug-shot-01 update_graphic_red_bar9:20 AM PT -- Ross was DENIED bail and will remain behind bars until his next court hearing, which is on July 1.update_grey_gray_bar Rick Ross took a Glock 9MM pistol and then viciously pistol-whipped one of his workers so badly, he messed up his jaw and neck ... so claim the cops who arrested him.

As TMZ reported, Ross was arrested early Wednesday morning for kidnapping and aggravated assault. Now we know the details.

Ross got into an argument with his groundskeeper at the massive Georgia home he bought from Evander Holyfield, this according to legal docs. According to law enforcement, Ross forced the groundskeeper into the guesthouse bedroom at gunpoint and started grilling him.  

0624-rick-ross-holyfield-house-PCN-01Cops say when Ross didn't get the answers he wanted, he pistol-whipped the guy twice, messing up his jaw and neck and chipping 2 teeth. The groundskeeper was hurt badly enough that he couldn't use his jaw and is now on a liquid diet. 

Ross is still in custody.

Rick Ross

Arrested for Pistol-Whipping, Kidnapping

6/24/2015 5:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0610-rick-ross-tmz-01Rapper Rick Ross is behind bars once again after being arrested for the second time this month ... and the situation seems way worse than a simple pot bust.  

The U.S. Marshals Service tells TMZ ... Ross was arrested Wednesday morning in Fayette County, Georgia and charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery. 

The incident in question happened about two weeks ago, according to the Marshals, and it involved a confrontation between Ross and a man doing work at one of his homes (which was previously owned by Evander Holyfield). 

Law enforcement sources tell us the assault charge is for a pistol-whipping, and the kidnapping charge is because the man was allegedly not allowed to leave the house. 

Ross was picked up at his main residence, along with his bodyguard, and arrested without incident. 

We're told the Marshals were contacted a couple of days ago by the Fayette County Sheriff's Department to assist in the arrest. The Marshals typically assist in high profile and dangerous warrants.  

Since Ross travels a lot, the Marshals gathered information about his movements over the course of the past couple of days and decided Wednesday morning at his home was the safest time for the bust.

Two weeks ago, Ross was busted for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, also in Fayette County. 

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UCLA Coaches

We Don't Want Diddy Prosecuted

6/24/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0623_pdiddy_ucla_TMZ-2The football coaching staff at UCLA has huddled and decided the best thing for everyone is for cops to drop the case against Diddy

Sources directly connected with the team tell TMZ, the coaches are regretful the situation escalated to an arrest. They think Diddy is a jerk who they'd like to make persona non grata, but they don't want to make this a courtroom spectacle, largely because it would be bad for the team.   

Sources with direct knowledge of the confrontation between Diddy and Sal Alosi tell us, after the incident the coaches all decided to just let it go. They believe an intern called UCLA police and when the cops arrived, they asked to see the video and that was enough to hook Diddy up.

We're told head coach Jim Mora does not want a criminal prosecution. The interns who were present and allegedly threatened could press the case, but if Mora is against it they would probably follow suit.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the case will go to the L.A. County D.A. for felony review next week. The D.A. could prosecute even without victims ... there is a video, but that's problematic.

Diddy claims he picked up the kettlebell in self-defense after Alosi and 4 others made an aggressive move. 

'Anakin Skywalker'

Dash Cam of High Speed Chase ...

Kicking Up Clouds of Dust!!

6/23/2015 7:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

We just got the first video of Jake Lloyd's high speed chase and it's INSANE!

As we've reported ... cops say Lloyd hit 117 mph in his Nissan as he swerved in and out of traffic -- and this dash cam video shows him going off the highway, passing people on the shoulder, and kicking up huge clouds of dust in the median.

How he didn't crash into an innocent driver ... is amazing. 

The dash cam was mounted in the patrol car of a Colleton County Sheriff's patrol car, and you can see at least 3 other units trying to catch up with Lloyd -- who played young Anakin Skywalker in the 'Star Wars' prequels. 

The chase finally ended when Lloyd abruptly turned right ... going off the road and slamming into a tree.

He was arrested and charged with reckless driving, failure to stop, resisting arrest, and driving without a license. He remains in custody. 

Diddy

Told UCLA Coach ...

'I'm Gonna F**k You Up'

6/23/2015 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0623-diddy-tmz-01Diddy's alleged terrorist threat involved a bomb ... an f-bomb ... with sources telling TMZ Sports the rap mogul threatened to "f**k up" the UCLA strength coach during their office fight.  

Law enforcement sources tell us ... after Diddy swung a kettlebell at strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi, he allegedly screamed out that he was "going to f**k him up." 

Prosecutors believe the comments amounted to a "terrorist threat" -- so that's why he was hit with the charge in addition to 3 counts of assault with a deadly weapon.  

As far as the case goes, one insider tells us important UCLA officials met this morning and we're told "charges will most likely be dropped but [Diddy] won't be allowed on the field anymore."

update_graphic_red_bar8:15 AM PT -- More info on what led up to the confrontation ... sources tell us the drama began earlier in the day on Monday when Sal booted Justin from a conditioning session for "lack of effort." 

When Diddy -- who was a once-a-week regular at UCLA practices -- heard about the situation, he was PISSED and stormed down to Alosi's office with Justin. 

When they arrived, Alosi was on the phone and told Diddy and Justin to hold on -- which only made them more upset. Alosi told Justin he would speak with him ... but instructed him to get his father OUT of the office.  

This only pissed Diddy off even more, according to BruinReportOnline.

Alosi reportedly had his hands up in a non-threatening way ... but Diddy "walked into Alosi's hand" ... and then warned Alosi not to put his hands on him.  

That's when Diddy exploded and attacked Alosi -- interns rushed in to break it up. Diddy was pulled out of the office and into the connecting gym, where he picked up the kettlebell and swung. 

Alosi reportedly suffered cuts on his face and a torn shirt. 

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Diddy

Felony Terrorist Threats

... In UCLA Fight Case

6/23/2015 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Things just went from bad to worse for Diddy ... like "terrorist" worse ... 'cause the rap mogul is now being accused of making TERRORIST THREATS during the fight at UCLA. 

We broke the story ... Diddy was arrested Monday after allegedly attacking UCLA football strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi at the university athletic complex. 

Diddy was initially held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon because witnesses say he swung a kettlebell at Alosi -- but later that night, officials tacked on more charges:  

-- 3 counts of assault w/ deadly weapon
-- 1 count of making terrorist threats
-- 1 count of battery

It appears Diddy was allegedly screaming threats at Alosi -- and 5 or 6 people rushed in to break up the fight. 

Diddy was eventually released on bail after posting $50k bond -- but this case is far from over.   

Paris Hilton's Brother

Arrested After Breaking Into

Ex-GF's House

6/22/2015 6:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-conrad-hilton-hunter-salomon-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Paris Hilton's brother Conrad Hilton has been arrested for breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend ... and there's a connection to Paris' sex tape.

Conrad had been dating Hunter Salomon, the daughter of Rick Salomon ... Paris' sex partner in the epic "1 Night in Paris." Hunter claims after they broke up, Conrad became obsessive and scary, showing up at her house at all hours and even threatening to kill himself.

Hunter got a restraining order but on Monday we're told Conrad broke into her family home in the Hollywood Hills. An army of cops, along with helicopters, swarmed the house and arrested him.

Conrad is currently in custody.

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Diddy

Arrested after FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

With UCLA Football Coach

6/22/2015 2:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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10:02 PM PT -- Diddy was released after posting $50,000 bail. According to the university, Diddy was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery.

6:50 PM PT -- Diddy was cuffed in the back of a campus patrol car as officers transferred him to L.A. County jail.

4:35 PM PT -- Sources connected with Diddy tells us the rap mogul is adamant he acted in SELF DEFENSE and was not the aggressor. 

Our Diddy sources tell us ... Diddy insists the drama began during a workout session yesterday because strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi was "riding Justin badly" and told him not to come back until the end of the summer. 

Diddy went to the campus today to speak with Alosi -- believing he has an "issue" with Justin -- but things didn't go well when he arrived to campus.

Our Diddy sources say the coach would not see him and staff told him to leave ... but Diddy went to Alosi's office instead where Alosi told him to get out and threatened to call security if he didn't leave.

We're told Diddy said, "Fine, I'll call police" ... and Alosi snapped -- going after Diddy with his hands. 

We're told Diddy insists he grabbed a kettlebell and held it up in a defensive position ... but did not attack with an intent to injure the coach. 

4:15 PM PT -- Our UCLA sources tell us Diddy confronted Strength and Conditioning Coach Sal Alosi while Alosi was on the phone. We're told Diddy was told to "hang on" but he wasn't having it and picked up a kettlebell and swung it, narrowly missing Alosi. One source said if Diddy had connected, it could have killed Alosi.

0622-kettle-bells-sub-GETTY-02We're also told the entire altercation is on video.

And get this ... we're told Diddy is referred to by the UCLA staff as a "helicopter dad" for hovering over practices.

By the way ... Alosi is infamous in his own right. He was a NY Jets coach who was suspended by the NFL in 2010 after tripping a Miami Dolphins player who was covering a punt. 

4:00 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Diddy allegedly attacked the coach with a kettlebell weight. He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon ... a felony.

Head Coach Jim Mora called this an "unfortunate incident for all parties involved" -- and said they would let the legal process run its course.update_grey_gray_barP. Diddy has been arrested for allegedly getting into a fight with a football coach at UCLA ... where his son is on the team, TMZ Sports has learned.

We're told Campus Police took the music mogul into custody early Monday afternoon. Diddy's son, Justin Combs, is a defensive back on the team. We're told the fight went down at the UCLA athletic facility.

One source says a strength and conditioning coach was screaming at Justin on the field during a strength and conditioning session. We're told the coach "was riding Justin, screaming intensely at him." Diddy watched the whole thing from the sideline.

At some point later, we're told Diddy confronted the coach in his office and grabbed him. Diddy was arrested for assault. 

A source connected with Diddy tells TMZ Diddy himself initially wanted to call police, but the phone was taken out of his hands.   

Diddy is still in custody at campus jail.  

0622-sub-justin-combs-leaving-ucla-tmz-01It's not uncommon for Diddy, who lives mostly in L.A. now, to be on campus for UCLA football practices. We got video of him roaming the sidelines back in April.

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'Star Wars' Anakin Skywalker

Car Chase Hit 117 MPH ...

Before Crash

6/22/2015 8:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-jake-lloyd-facebook-01Jake Lloyd, the actor who played the young Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" -- hit speeds of 117 MPH as he swerved in and out of traffic before hitting a bunch of trees.

TMZ broke the story ... Lloyd is in custody after the wild chase last week. It started in Charleston, S.C. when cops noticed Lloyd driving a Nissan at around 80 MPH. They began to chase him, and Lloyd's reaction was to speed up, weaving and narrowly missing cars and trucks. He even used the median to pass vehicles.

Lloyd hit several trees and was taken into custody and charged with reckless driving, failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a license. 

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