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NFL's Tre Mason Pleads Not Guilty ... But Warrant Still Active

4/14/2016 2:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0414_tre-mason_gettyL.A. Rams running back Tre Mason just pled not guilty to all charges in his reckless driving case ... but he's still a wanted man.

So, how does that work?

We've learned ... Mason's attorney entered a plea on the NFL player's behalf in court Thursday, Tre was NOT there himself. 

So, the warrant -- which was issued after Mason blew off a previous court hearing -- is still active, according to Broward County Court. 

As we previously reported, Mason is facing several charges -- including weed possession, reckless driving and resisting arrest stemming from a March 5th incident in Florida. 

Cops say Mason was such a pain in the ass, they had to use the TASER to take him into custody. 

High Pitch Erik Gets Big Break in Harassment Case

4/14/2016 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Howard Stern "Wack Packer" High Pitch Erik has a plan to bury the hatchet with Elephant Boy, but it's gonna create several months of awesome awkwardness on "The Howard Stern Show." 

Erik showed up in a NYC court Thursday with his attorney Jeff Scaggs, and got the good news the judge would throw out his case ... IF he stays out of trouble for 6 months. After court, High Pitch told us how he's gonna pull that off. Maybe.  

TMZ broke the story ... High Pitch was arrested for sending threatening text messages to fellow "Wack Packer" Elephant Boy.  

Denver Broncos Owner's Son Found Guilty In Bizarre Domestic Violence Case

4/14/2016 11:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0414-bowlen-mug-acj-01The son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has just been found guilty of harassment in a bizarre case in which he claimed to be "the blood of the city" of Denver. 

As we previously reported, John Bowlen Jr. -- who worked for the team -- was arrested back in June '15 after allegedly shoving his girlfriend in his Denver-area apartment during a domestic dispute.

John's GF called 911 -- but the call was cut short (the last thing the operator heard was a woman screaming) ... and when the operator called back, Bowlen went on a bizarre rant and referred to himself as the "blood of the city."

John was charged with harassment and telephone obstruction -- but denied the allegations and took the case to a jury trial. 

But today, court officials tell us, "domestic violence was proven" -- and Bowlen was found guilty on one court of harassment.

He was sentenced to 2 years probation and 24 hours of community service. Bowlen was also ordered to domestic violence, mental health and alcohol evaluations and treatment. 

If he violates the terms of his probation, the judge said jail will be imposed. 

Bowlen's attorney has said his client will appeal the ruling. 

Hollywood Animal Trainer 5 Animal Cruelty Charges for Vicious Tiger Whipping

4/13/2016 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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8:40 AM PT-- Hackenberger just announced he is stepping down as Director of the zoo ... but still proclaims his innocence.update_grey_gray_barBowmanville Zoo owner Michael Hackenberger, the trainer PETA filmed whipping a tiger, has been charged with 5 counts of animal cruelty by Ontario's SPCA.

The SPCA filed the charges Wednesday after thoroughly reviewing the Bowmanville Zoo, which he owns and where he trains his animals.

The charges against Hackenberger are based on the video which surfaced 4 months ago, and include causing the animal distress by striking it with a whip handle, repeatedly striking it with a whip, and pushing his thumb into the animal’s eye.

He was also charged for failing to comply with the animal care standards required by law. In Canada, the SPCA has the right to remove animals and file charges. For now, it's only closely monitoring Hackenberger's zoo.

PETA says it's pleased Hackenberger was charged and hopes this ends his "torment of animals made to suffer for human entertainment."

Johnny Manziel Passenger In Alleged Hit & Run ... Picked Up By Josh Gordon

4/13/2016 1:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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041316-manziel-josh-gordon-tmz-gettyJohnny Manziel was a passenger in a car that allegedly hit a light pole and fled the scene in Hollywood this weekend ... and the person who picked him up after the crash was Josh Gordon.

TMZ Sports has learned ... Manziel was interviewed by LAPD about a crash that occurred on the Sunset Strip around 10:45 PM on Saturday night.

We're told ... cops believe the driver of the car was Manziel's good friend Ryan Silverstein -- aka OVO Ryan from Drake's OVO crew.

0413_ryan-silverstien_instagram_SUBLaw enforcement sources tell us ... cops believe Silverstein and Manziel left the scene on foot after the crash -- and were picked up by Cleveland Browns WR Gordon. 

After cops arrived to the crash scene, we're told Silverstein and Manziel came BACK to the area ... and witnesses identified Ryan as the driver because of his recognizable beard. 

Our sources tell us Manziel admitted to being a passenger in the car at the time of the crash -- but he's NOT accused of any criminal wrongdoing. Neither is Gordon for that matter. 

As for OVO Ryan, we're told cops are still investigating him for a possible misdemeanor hit-and-run. 

Attempts to contact Ryan and Manziel were unsuccessful.  

BTW, earlier that night, we spotted Manziel and OVO Ryan outside of The Nice Guy ... where Johnny told us he's living with Von Miller and not doing anything stupid. 

Disney Star Debby Ryan Arrested for Drunk Driving

4/13/2016 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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041316-debby-ryan-gettyupdate_graphic_red_bar1:45 PM PT -- Debby just took to Twitter about her arrest, saying, "Over the last few days I have had the chance to think about my actions, and I wish I had used better judgement. I recognize that I am a role model and have always worked hard to set a good example for my millions of fans. I am so sorry to disappoint everyone."update_grey_gray_barDebby Ryan, one of Disney's biggest stars, was arrested for felony drunk driving ... TMZ has learned.

The star of "Jessie" was driving in L.A. last week at around 11 PM when she made a left in her 2016 Audi and slammed into a Mercedes. Our law enforcement sources say the driver claimed injury.

Cops came, gave the 22-year-old actress a field sobriety test and promptly arrested her for felony DUI. It's standard operating procedure for cops to arrest for a felony when there's injury.

Debby got a break ... authorities decided to bump it down to a misdemeanor because the injury was minor and she blew a .11 ... not that much over the .08 legal limit. 

Debby -- who's out on $100k bail -- has been charged with 2 criminal offenses ... driving under the influence and driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher. 

We reached out to her reps ... so far no word back.

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Adrien Broner Locked Up In Ohio Over Reckless Driving Conviction

4/12/2016 12:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Adrien Broner is behind bars in Ohio -- and will be there for the next 10 days -- to serve his punishment stemming from a previous reckless driving conviction. 

Here's what we know ... Broner was sentenced to 6 months probation back in July 2015 stemming from a drunk driving arrest in which he told the officer he was super rich and famous

He later pled no contest to reckless driving. 

But according to court documents, Broner violated his probation in November 2015 -- and was sentenced to 10 days behind bars. 

Broner appeared in court this morning -- and pled guilty to probation violation and formally began his 10 day sentence. 

He's currently behind bars at a jail in Hamilton County, Ohio. 

Twista Weed Arrest Smells of Profiling ... Attorney Suspects

4/12/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0411-twista-GETTY-01Twista entered a not guilty plea in his marijuana possession case, and his legal team is looking into the possibility the rapper was profiled the night he got busted. 

Twista was in the Porter County courthouse on Monday to face the misdemeanor charge. As we reported ... he and 3 other members of his crew got busted last month when cops pulled him over before his Valparaiso concert ... and found half an ounce of weed.

But Twista's attorney, Lakeisha Murdaugh with the Scott King Group, says the Rolls-Royce Phantom Twista was in might have tipped off cops the headliner was inside -- and she suspects the traffic stop was not random.

Murdaugh tells us she wants to review all police transmissions from that night to see what caught cops' attention. 

'Zoey 101' Star Chris Massey Busted for Domestic Violence

4/11/2016 2:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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041116-chris-massey-mugshot-02Chris Massey has been arrested for domestic violence ... TMZ has learned.

The "Zoey 101" star was in Vegas over the weekend and got into an argument early Sunday with reality star GF Cassalei Jackson at Marquee Club at Cosmo. Law enforcement tells us Massey allegedly pushed her to the ground.

Massey was detained by security until cops arrived. He was arrested and booked for misdemeanor domestic violence.

BTW ... Jackson is the daughter of Shar Jackson, who has 2 kids with Kevin Federline. K-fed is not Cassalei's dad. Cassalei and Shar are featured on this season of "The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition."

Massey was on the receiving end of a beatdown last year, when Lil Twist and others allegedly broke into Kyle Massey's house and attacked Chris.

As for the Vegas case, Massey has been released on bail. 

update_graphic_red_bar2:15 PM PST -- Massey's telling friends he was indeed in an argument with Cassalei. He says when they were leaving the club she accidentally fell and security jumped to the conclusion he pushed her because they overhead their loud argument. We're told she's not pressing charges.

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Ex-New Orleans Saints Will Smith Shot to Death Apparent Road Rage Incident

4/10/2016 6:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0410-will-smith-saints-GETTY-01update_graphic_red_bar3:09 P.M. PT -- Prosecutors say Smith was shot in the back and right torso. Hayes appeared in court and his bond was set at $1 million. 

Hayes' lawyer told the judge his client -- who he says is a pro football player -- called 911 himself, and waited for cops to arrive, but did not say why he pulled the trigger in the first place.update_grey_gray_barFormer New Orleans Saints star Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday night, and it appears to be a case of road rage.

Smith and his wife were driving in New Orleans when they were involved in a fender bender. Eyewitnesses say 6 to 8 shots rang out shortly thereafter and they found the former defensive end slumped over the steering wheel.

Smith's wife was was shot twice and survived. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. No word on her condition.

The 28-year-old shooter, Cardell Hayes, has been arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder

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DMX Some Chick Jacked My Watch ... She Claims Sexual Assault

4/9/2016 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0409-dmx-tmz-01DMX says a girl he barely knew tried stealing his watch from a hotel room ... but she's claiming the rapper sexually assaulted her. 

Sources close to 'X' tell TMZ he met a girl at a bar in Hollywood Friday night and brought her and a group of people back to his hotel room in Orange County. We're told it wasn't long before X's team noticed the girl had vanished ... and so had his $30k watch, so they called the cops. 

Costa Mesa Police Department tells TMZ when they arrived, they found the girl with the watch and arrested her for theft. However -- once in cuffs -- she claimed the rapper had sexually assaulted her.

Our X sources say he got his watch back but the girl's story is BS ... there was a ton of other people around in the hotel room and he never hooked up with her there. 

Cops say they're still investigating the girl's assault claim.

Vince Neil Fights Nic Cage After Allegedly Attacking Woman

4/8/2016 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Vince Neil and Nic Cage got in a huge physical fight in Las Vegas Thursday, after Vince allegedly attacked a woman in a hotel ... and Vince is now the subject of a criminal investigation.

Law enforcement sources tell us the fight went down at around 5 PM at Aria Hotel on the Vegas strip. We're told Nic and Vince were inside when a woman came up to Nic and asked for an autograph. Our sources say Vince allegedly got behind the woman, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground.

The video we got shows the end of a fight between Vince and Nic. Our sources tell us Nic was trying to restrain Vince and calm him down, taking him outside the hotel and into a car. Nic is screaming at Vince, imploring him to calm down.

Cops tell us Vince was cited for battery and never taken to the station.

Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill bin Laden Trigger Man Busted for DUI

4/8/2016 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0808_RYAN-ONiel_mugThe Navy SEAL credited with firing the shot that killed Osama bin Laden got arrested for DUI early Friday morning in Butte, Montana.

TMZ confirmed with law enforcement ... Rob O'Neill was found asleep in his car in the parking lot of a convenience store around 2:30 AM. Cops say the vehicle was running and its lights were on.

Officers woke him up and gave him field sobriety tests which he failed. O'Neill refused to take a Breathalyzer test. The Billings Gazette reports O'Neill told cops he might have taken Ambien.

He was booked for misdemeanor DUI.

O'Neill is retired from the SEALs. He revealed in 2014 that he was responsible for the kill shot on bin Laden.

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