A well-known Howard Stern superfan got into big trouble with police Monday in NYC -- after "Booey bombing" a live newscast in Union Square ... and the footage is pretty hilarious.
Kemberly Richardson was doing a live shot for WABC when the fan -- who goes by the name Joey Boots -- jumped behind her, screaming, "Baba Booey! Baba Booey! Howard Stern's penis!"
Producers immediately cut away -- but the action didn't end ... Joey recorded the reactions of Kemberly and her cameraman afterward. The cameraman goes OFF.
Joey says he was later ticketed by cops for disorderly conduct.
The cost of doing business.
Umbrella Wielding Man vs. Taser
3/11/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A random guy wielding a giant deck umbrella ... in a standoff with 2 Santa Monica police officers ... armed with tasers -- who do you think comes out on top?
Yeah ... tasers are pretty much undefeated.
It appears the cops tried to talk it out with him, but when he kept swinging the umbrella like a weapon ... the taser came out and dude went down like a sack of wet cement.
Police say the man had just been kicked out of Starbucks for annoying customers -- and when they arrived he was making suicidal threats.
Our newsroom's divided -- did the cops use excessive force ... or merely take him down safely?
So, we gotta ask ...
NFL Pulls Plug On Jersey Sales
[Update: It's Back]
3/11/2014 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The NFL has finally 86'd the sale of Darren Sharper's jerseys from the official league website ... nearly one month after the former Saints star was charged with raping two women in L.A.
Sharper's jersey had been available on NFLshop.com up until last week ... but now, all traces of the former Pro Bowl safety/Super Bowl champ have been scrubbed from the site.
The move comes 10 days after the NFL Network fired Sharper from his gig as an analyst.
Sharper is currently holed up in an L.A. jail cell ... while the New Orleans D.A. decides whether to charge the football star with rape in that city as well. A decision is expected to be made by the end of the week.
We reached out to the NFL for comment about the stop in jersey sales -- so far, no word back.
8:08 AM PT -- After our story went up, the jerseys reappeared on the site. Here's a screen shot of the site earlier in the day.
The Most Shocking Post-Prison Technology
That Blew My Mind
3/10/2014 2:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
After 5 years in prison, rapper Lil Boosie couldn't believe how dramatically the world changed in such a short period of time -- but one piece of technology stood out as the most mind-blowing.
When Boosie got locked up on drug charges back in 2009 ... there was no Instagram, no FaceTime, Google wasn't making glasses -- and during an interview Monday, Boosie talked about what the technology overload felt like after his release.
But one technological advancement was more unbelievable than the rest. Watch the video to find out.
Catches Some TMZzzzzz's
3/10/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber was aggressively contentious during his 4 1/2 hour deposition Friday, but the videotape shows there were what seemed to be blackout periods as well.
We can't say for sure Justin nodded off during the depo, but it sure looks that way. His eyes closed and he seemed to be in a far away place.
People in his camp insist Bieber was not sleeping, but he does seem worn out during much of the questioning.
Maybe he should have slept more, because he looks worse when he's awake.
I Take Xanax Illegally
3/10/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber jumped the gun in his deposition Friday ... and in the process admitted he was taking
Rx meds illegally.
As you know, Justin is being sued by a photog who claims the singer instructed his bodyguard to beat him up.
During the questioning, the photog's lawyer asked Bieber if he had a prescription for Xanax. Before Justin's lawyer could object, the singer blurted out that he did not.
Justin's lawyer was clearly upset and told Bieber to hold his horses before answering.
It's a significant question ... because during Justin's DUI arrest cops say he admitted his mom had given him Xanax, and he tested positive for Xanax which is the basis for the DUI charge.
It probably won't impact the case. If Bieber was under the influence it doesn't matter whether he took it legally or not.
But it wasn't the smartest thing for him to say.
Fails to Kill at Gun Show
3/10/2014 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Zimmerman has figured out a way to exploit what made him famous -- GUNS.
Zimmerman did a meet-and-greet Saturday at an Orlando gun shop. People lined up for an autograph pic of Zimmerman and his dog ... actually only around 20 people lined up.
It's a page out of the OJ playbook ... get acquitted of killing someone, and then show up places and sign autographs.
One funny thing ... the pic Zimmerman signed is clearly from days past, when he weighed 50 lbs less ... and that's being generous.
Vanity ... it's not just for good people.
VOMITS IN COURT
During Graphic Description of GF's Wounds
3/10/2014 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Oscar Pistorius threw up in court today ... several times ... as a pathologist detailed the injuries he found on Reeva Steenkamp's body after she was shot, in gruesome detail.
Pistorius was given a bucket to puke into during the testimony ... and used it quite frequently.
In between vomit sessions, the Olympian was seen rocking back and forth, crying and covering his ears with his hands.
As for the testimony, Professor Gert Saayman detailed the bullet wounds he found on Steenkamp following her death ... saying she was shot on the top of the head, in the right elbow, in the right hip and left hand.
Saayman said the head would have incapacitated Steenkamp immediately. He also said the ammo, Black Talon bullets, are the kind that "expand and mushroom" on impact for maximum damage.
At one point, the judge asked Pistorius' lawyer if he was going to be able to compose himself and stay in the courtroom. Oscar said he wanted to continue ... and was allowed to stay.
Bieber's Miami Model
I'm No Mastermind!
Sues Over 'Rap Sheet' Story
3/10/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The model who was riding shotgun with Justin Bieber the night he got arrested in Miami ... is suing the NY Daily News ... claiming the paper lied about her "long criminal record."
Chantel Jeffries -- who refers to herself as a model, student, and entrepreneur -- filed a defamation suit against the paper today ... and in the docs she says the Daily News "maliciously and intentionally" printed a story detailing 5 previous arrests, including one for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.
Chantel had allegedly stabbed a woman ... but as we first reported -- the case was dropped when the victim refused to cooperate with prosecutors.
Chantel, and her attorney Andrew Felix, are demanding the paper stop making false statements, and they're suing for unspecified damages.
The model wants to make it clear ... she's not the "mastermind of any alleged criminal activity."
Let's hope her deposition goes better than her pal Bieber's.
Like You've Never Seen Him ... And It's Bad
3/10/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber can be insulting, arrogant, snotty, ignorant and disrespectful ... and all in one sitting -- because that's exactly what he was like during his deposition last week in the lawsuit where his bodyguard allegedly beat up a photog.
TMZ obtained a copy of the entire 4 1/2 hour, videotaped depo ... and it's just unreal. We've boiled it down to what we think are the best 4 clips.
1. ARROGANT BIEBER -- He just can't hide his contempt for the photog's lawyer, and it comes out in pretty awful ways. We put some snippets together and you'll get the idea. It represents his attitude throughout the depo.
2. LOVESICK BIEBER -- Selena Gomez is clearly a hot button, because when the lawyer asks about her, everyone goes nuclear. Bieber eventually rips his mic off and he and his lawyer storm out.
3. CONTENTIOUS BIEBER -- He compares his interrogation to being grilled by Katie Couric or "60 Minutes." Simply hilarious.
4. DISRESPECTFUL BIEBER -- When asked if Usher discovered him, Bieber disses his mentor and says he was actually discovered on YouTube. The best part ... he clearly was trying to say he himself was instrumental in his success, but instead he says, "I was detrimental to my own career."
Truer words have never been spoken.
Judge Says I CAN FIGHT AGAIN!
3/10/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former UFC star Thiago Silva has been cleared to fight again ... not by the UFC (Dana White banned him for life) ... but by a judge, who says Silva has the right to earn his living.
As we previously reported, Silva was finally released from jail (on bail) after allegedly grabbing a gun and threatening to execute his wife and her boyfriend outside of a FL martial arts gym last month.
The judge slapped Silva with several restrictions (no drugs, booze, anger management, etc) ... but Silva's attorney Scott Saul tells us he DID allow Silva to resume training for his MMA career.
Weird, since one day he'll be learning how to manage his anger ... and the next he'll be training himself to pummel another man within an inch of his life.
We're told Silva -- who's under house arrest and wears an electronic tracking device -- has permission to train at a nearby gym. He's also allowed to visit with his attorney and his manager.
Since the UFC is off the table, Silva will try and book a fight with another organization -- and once that happens (if it happens), the judge will have to give approval before Silva can enter the ring.
Arizona Cardinals Star
Darren Sharper Is a JOKE!!!
3/10/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Darren Sharper" is apparently becoming a slang term for raping a woman ... at least according to Arizona Cardinals defensive stud Darnell Dockett.
The 3-time Pro Bowler went on Twitter the other day and spelled it out ... writing:
"My boy just said 'Man I saw a girl so bad today I wish I had that DS for her.' I said what's DS? He said that Darren sharper."
Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping 2 women in Los Angeles ... and he's facing similar allegations in 4 other states, including Arizona.
One guy gave Dockett the "too soon" treatment on Twitter. What do you think?
Habitual Gambling Debtor
Ran From 2 Other Casino Debts
3/8/2014 8:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
He might be the welcher-weight champion of the world ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned Antonio Tarver was sued over unpaid gambling debts by TWO VEGAS CASINOS before his problems with the Wynn.
According to court docs, Tarver got into some trouble with the MGM Grand and the Bellagio back in 2009 after taking out a heavy-duty gambling marker at each hotel and failing to pay it back.
MGM Grand says ... Tarver borrowed $100k but only paid back $10k
Bellagio says ... Tarver borrowed $50k but only paid back $5k.
They sued -- and according to court records, both casinos got their money back two years later.
But Tarver didn't learn his lesson. As we previously reported, the 45-year-old was locked up for allegedly skipping out on a $200,000 gambling marker from the Wynn stemming from 2012.
Tarver suggested his friend would help him repay the debt -- as long as he gets back in the ring and starts boxing again.
We spoke to Tarver's reps who insist the guy does NOT have a gambling problem.