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Gene Simmons

Home Raided for Child Porn

Gene NOT a Suspect

8/20/2015 7:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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6:24 AM PST: Shannon Tweed tweeted: "Thanks for your support. We couldn't be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on it. Goodnight and don't forget to change your passwords."

update_grey_gray_barGene Simmons' house was raided Thursday morning by cops looking for evidence of child porn, although we're told neither Gene nor anyone in his family is a suspect.

The LAPD's Internet Crime Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at 8 AM, and we're told cops seized computers and other evidence.  

Law enforcement sources tell us, someone downloaded child porn either on one of their computers or using their Internet access. We're told neither Simmons nor anyone in his family are considered suspects or persons of interest. Gene was away on tour when the downloads occurred.

It's unclear who, if anyone is considered a suspect. We're told the family is fully cooperative.


Jared Fogle

A Latte and a Laptop at Starbucks

8/20/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0819-jared-fogle-laptop-TMZ-SUPER_BLUR-SWIPE-04This pic sure seemed innocent enough when it was taken last year around Christmas time -- Jared Fogle and a guy we think is Russell Taylor staring at a laptop --  but now that we know Fogle and Taylor have been charged with heinous crimes involving children and computers, it takes on a whole new complexion.

The picture was taken at a Starbucks near Jared's house in Indiana, just a few months before Russell was charged with 7 counts of production of child porn and possession of child porn.

As we reported, Jared has struck a plea deal in his case and will serve at least 5 years in prison for possessing child porn and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors. Russell's case is ongoing.

You see Jared and a guy who looks identical to Russell staring intently at the laptop. We've blurred his face because there's a remote chance it's not Russell ... but everyone who's seen it in our office says it's a dead ringer. 

The woman who took the pic just saw the guy from Subway and decided to capture the moment. When she saw the news this week and put 2 and 2 together, she says she almost fell off her chair.


Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter

Stabbed 15 Times

8/19/2015 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0819-lamar-edena-hines-facebook-01Morgan Freeman's granddaughter, E’Dena Hines, was stabbed 15 times early morning Sunday before she was pronounced dead, according to the criminal complaint.

Lamar Davenport, her boyfriend and the man in custody for the heinous crime, was arraigned Wednesday from his hospital bed, where he's been under psychiatric hold.

According to the doc, a witness saw Davenport pull a woman into the street and then saw him on top of the woman, who was on the ground, repeatedly stabbing the woman in the back and torso.

He's due back in court on Aug. 21.

Morgan Freeman

Granddaughter Stabbed to Death

8/16/2015 1:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0816-2-morgan-freeman-edena-granddaughter-getty-3update_graphic_red_bar5:10 AM PT -- According to police, the suspect -- Hines' boyfriend, Lamar Davenport -- was screaming about religion during the alleged stabbing. Davenport is currently hospitalized and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Davenport was charged Monday with second-degree murder.

update_grey_gray_barMorgan Freeman's 33-year-old step-granddaughter was murdered outside of her New York City home early Sunday morning.

Law enforcement tells TMZ E'Dena Hines was found lying on the street and had suffered multiple stab wounds to her torso. She was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A 30-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene and transported to a hospital nearby.

In a statement to People, Morgan said, "Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace." 



Catch And Release

For Crazy Sea World Stunt

8/10/2015 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0810-steve-o-instagramA jackass isn't the only animal synonymous with Steve-O anymore …cause the adrenaline junkie got arrested Sunday while performing a killer stunt for some captive killer whales.

The "Jackass" star broadcast the insane protest against Sea World on his Facebook … showing himself climbing to the top of a crane in Los Angeles and set off fireworks alongside an inflatable orca he named “Shammy.”

More than 80 firefighters and a ton of LAPD officers were sent to the crane around 8 p.m. following reports of a possible suicide attempt … he was charged with suspicion of trespassing, setting off fireworks without a permit and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Steve-O was released on $5,000 bail Monday morning and is scheduled in court August 31st.

Kim Richards

How She Got Nabbed at Target

for Shoplifting

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

0807-kim-richards-BOOKING-PHOTO-TMZ-02Kim Richards didn't just try to steal a shopping cart full of stuff from Target ... she tried stealing 2 shopping carts full of stuff ... this according to the Target incident report.

According to the report, Kim grabbed the reusable bags at the Van Nuys Target and began loading them up with merchandise in the dollar section ... the pics below show what she took.

The report says Kim loaded the bags in a shopping cart, took it to the the express line but left it without attempting to check out. She told the clerk the items had already been paid for.

She then grabbed another cart and didn't even bother to bag the items ... she just loaded the cart up with toys and beauty products.

0807-SUB-kim-richards-arrest-shoplifting-TMZ-01The report says Kim then took the second cart to the express line and began lugging the first cart out of the store.

She got 3 feet out of the store -- enough to make a shoplifting case -- when a security guard approached and escorted her to the booking room, where they took her pic.

Kim told security she didn't recall if she paid for the goods or not. 

The cops came and arrested Kim for theft. The items totaled $600.


Rapper Travis Scott

Arrested for Inciting Crowd at Lollapalooza

8/2/2015 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rapper Travis Scott got taken down by cops one song into his set at Lollapalooza in Chicago Saturday, after urging the huge crowd to rush the stage.

Scott was super hyped as he took the stage in front of 100,000 people, telling everyone to ignore security and climb over the barricades.

Chicago's finest sprung into action and arrested Scott for disorderly conduct.

Snoop Dogg

Busted In Italy

Carrying Too Much Cash

8/1/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0801-snoop-dogg-italy-flag-tmz-getty-02Snoop Dogg found himself in some hot water with Italian Customs agents after facing a problem most people wish they could have ... he was carrying too much money.

Reports say that Snoop was stopped at an Italian airport with approximately $422,000 in cash ... WAY more than the $10K you can move across European borders without claiming.

Half of the money was impounded but in most cases it's returned after fines.

Snoop hasn't had the best of luck in Europe ... he was arrested after officers suspected he was under the influence of pot in Sweden last week.

Mo' Money, Mo' problems.  

Cecil the Lion

Zimbabwe Says Dentist's a Criminal

Extradition Already in Play

7/31/2015 3:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0730-cecil-palmer-ap-facebook-4The other shoe has dropped ... Zimbabwe officials say the dentist who killed Cecil violated criminal laws in the barbaric hunt and have started the process to get him extradited from the U.S. to the scene of the crime.  

The Environment, Water and Climate Minister says, "We want him tried in Zimbabwe because he violated our laws. Police should take the first step to approach the prosecutor general who will approach the Americans."

The Minister says Dr. Palmer of "a well-orchestrated agenda which would tarnish the image of Zimbabwe and further strain the relationship between Zimbabwe and the USA." 

As for the laws that the Minister says were violated ... the law that controls the use of a bow and arrow and financing an illegal hunt. 

The extradition process in Zimbabwe begins with police going to the prosecutor general who then contacts American authorities.

‘Love And Hip Hop’ Star

My Uber Driver Wouldn't Charge Me

And I Got Arrested!!!

7/31/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0730-teairra-mari-instagram-02Love and Hip Hop’ star Teairra Mari just learned the age-old Hollywood maxim isn't true... fact is, actresses who don't have juice CAN get arrested.

Teairra ate a delicious lunch at Crustacean Wednesday in Bev Hills, and called for an Uber to take her to her next stop.

The drive started ok, but went to hell when Teairra asked the driver if she could use his charger for her iPhone. He said no, and she got pissed. The driver claims she began punching him and grabbed the charger. He pulled over, she refused get out and the cops were called.

Teairra says she never tried stealing his charger, says she only "tapped him" and he was beyond rude and told her to get out of the car like she was a "f***ing prostitute."

Cops were called and the driver made a citizen's arrest for battery and theft. Law enforcement sources tell us they found the charger in her purse.

The lesson ... if she's a charger, they're gonna charger.

Meredith Vieira

I Feel Bad for Cecil the Lion

... And His Killer

7/30/2015 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Meredith Vieira's heart breaks for Cecil the Lion, but she believes the bloodlust for his killer has gone too far.

Vieira was leaving Craig's Wednesday night when she told our photog she feels if Dr. Walter Palmer acted legally (as he claims) then he deserves to be left alone. 

As TMZ first reported, things are so bad for Dr. Palmer ... police in his hometown of Eden Prairie, MN have begun doing regular checks on his home and neighborhood ... even though he hasn't requested it. 

Cecil the Lion

Killer Dentist

Gets Police Protection

7/30/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Dr. Walter Palmer has been the target of so many threats since news broke that he killed Cecil ... he needs police protection.

Law enforcement in Eden Prairie, MN tell us ... even though Dr. Palmer hasn't requested it, they will be doing regular checks on his home and neighborhood. The alert level is high enough that police supervisors will be involved in the drive-bys.

It's reached a fever pitch, with PETA calling for a hanging.

It's a tricky situation, because protesters have a right to do their thing. Cops say they're on high alert for people who are determined to cross the line.

'Bachelorette' Star Shawn Evans

Another Reality Star

Bricked Me in the Head

7/30/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0729-shawn-evans-instagram"​The Bachelorette" star Shawn Evans says he was the victim of "reality-star-on-reality-star crime" ... after getting hit in the head by a brick.

The alleged brick tosser is Mickey Rapaport, aka Mickey Coco, who was featured on MTV Canada's show "Grand Benders."

Shawn was leaving a bar in Grand Bend, Ontario last week when Mickey allegedly hurled a brick from a second story balcony in Shawn's direction, hitting him in the head.  

Canadian cops arrested Rapaport for assault with a weapon and busted Rapaport's son Justin as well ... for obstructing a peace officer.

Evans says he suffered a concussion and plans on suing.

Harsh reality.

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