"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Jeff Garlin won't face vandalism charges after allegedly smashing the windows of a Mercedes on Saturday, TMZ has learned -- but he will get a stern talking to.
We broke the story ... Garlin was popped for felony vandalism in Studio City, CA following the incident, when he allegedly flew off the handle while arguing with a female Mercedes driver over a parking spot ... breaking the woman's side window with his bare hand (impressive).
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Garlin will NOT face criminal charges ... he will instead have to sit for a meeting with the L.A. City Attorney, who will lecture him about the incident as well as vandalism laws.
Garlin's not completely off the hook ... if he doesn't behave, the L.A. City Attorney can still file criminal charges. Plus, the driver of the Mercedes is still free to go after Garlin for the damages in civil court.
8:00 AM PST -- As of Sunday morning, Jeff has been released from jail.
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Jeff Garlin apparently had some issues curbing his anger Saturday ... the actor was arrested for allegedly smashing a couple car windows following a heated argument.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the 51-year-old actor was arrested for felony vandalism in Studio City around 3 pm. We're told Garlin got into a verbal fight with another person over a parking space (hey it's LA) ... which escalated quickly ... and resulted in Garlin allegedly smashing the windows of the other person's Mercedes.
Cops were called and the actor was arrested. We're told he's still in jail.
2 Chainz is lucky to be alive ... and in his first interview since he was robbed at gunpoint, not only does he say he was he shot at, he says he ended up with bullet fragments IN HIS HAIR.
The rapper went on Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9 to give a play-by-play of the crazy incident in which two gunmen opened fire on Chainz and his crew in San Francisco on Sunday.
Chainz describes the moment he saw one of the gunmen approaching, explaining, "I saw the gun before I saw him ... It was so heavy he couldn't really hold it ... the gun was so big, that's what made me take off running."
You can listen to the rapper's entire interview above and relive the entire incident below.
"Bling Ring" bandito Nick Prugo thinks Paris Hilton needs to chill about the whole "I robbed you" thing ... telling TMZ he already gave back $1 MILLION worth of stuff and has nothing left to give.
Paris recently did an interview regarding the release of "Bling Ring" -- Sofia Coppola's film based on Nick and his friends robbing a slew of celebs back in '09 -- and when asked about any hard feelings Paris explained, "I don't know what I'd do if I saw them. I'm not a confrontational person. But I would literally be like, 'You guys need serious help. And I want my stuff back.'"
On Friday when our photog ran into Nick -- who was just released from prison in April for the crimes -- he told us there's nothing left in the tank. He claims he gave back $1 million to the victims, including Paris, plus the heiress got most her stuff back.
WNBA legend Chamique Holdsclaw just pled GUILTY in that crazy attack on her ex-GF -- where she FIRED A GUN inside the woman's car -- but she won't spend a single day behind bars.
TMZ broke the story ... Holdsclaw -- one of the WNBA's all-time greats -- was arrested in Atlanta last year. Cops say the 35-year-old trailed Jennifer Lacy's car in November, then attacked it with a baseball bat and fired a gun into the backseat while Lacy was inside the vehicle.
Earlier today, Holdsclaw pled guilty to 2 counts of aggravated assault, 4 counts of criminal damage, and 1 count of illegal firearm possession.
But despite the fact she FIRED A GUN ... Holdsclaw wasn't sentenced to any jail time ... instead, she got 3 years’ probation, a $3, 000 fine ... and is not allowed to possess a gun for the next 3 years.
She's also been ordered to stay away from Lacy and complete anger management ... along with 120 hours of community service.
2 Chainz' personal bodyguard says his posse was NOT running from duty when gunmen jumped them last weekend ... they were just following the fleeing rapper's lead ... and what's more -- they think the whole thing was a setup.
Harold "Hammer Strength" Folsom spoke with Power 107.5 in Columbus, OH this morning ... telling the radio station they had just flown into San Fran and were making a downtown pit stop when 3 dudes pulled out HUUUUGE .357 Magnums.
"(2 Chainz) took off running first. When he took off running ... then WE took off running," Folsom said.
Folsom says he heard the gunman yell at the rapper, "2 Chainz ... give it up."
The bodyguard says the whole situation was bizarre ... because the bad guys took 2 Chainz' wallet and cell phone ... but didn't touch his jewelry.
He also doesn't believe the robbers intended to hurt anyone ... because if they wanted to shoot 2 Chainz, they definitely had the opportunity ... but didn't.
Folsom says he's convinced it was a setup ... but he doesn't explain WHY he believes the rapper was targeted or what the real motivation could have been.
It's pretty shocking ... but Katherine Jackson may have taken a giant step today toward convincing a jury AEG Live was negligent in protecting Michael Jackson just days before his death.
AEG Live honcho Randy Phillips had trouble explaining to Katherine's lawyer why he thought MJ "looked really good" in a meeting 5 days before his death when a photograph taken a day before the meeting clearly showed otherwise.
The photo shows a smiling Jackson but someone who looked gaunt and pale. On top of that, there is testimony that producer/director Kenny Ortega and others were alarmed over Jackson's health.
In the days preceding his death, Jackson had missed rehearsals and was sweating profusely. He also seemed out of it.
As for how Phillips reconciled his statement with other evidence, he said, "I was confused as anybody."
Here's the deal ... This case was AEG's to lose. AEG could have made it simple and just said they assumed MJ was being properly cared for by the doctor MJ handpicked. But AEG has gotten a little too cute, painting a picture that the jury may not be buying.
Short story ... Propofol aside, if the jury believes AEG unreasonably pushed MJ like a circus animal, they could be in beaucoup trouble.
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