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Mark Wahlberg

I Want a Clean Record

So I Can Handle Guns ... as a Cop

12/8/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mark Wahlberg wants to wipe his criminal record clean so he can become a reserve officer ... TMZ has learned. 

Wahlberg has filed legal docs in Boston with the Massachusetts Parole Board, asking to expunge his 1988 felony assault conviction. The actor beat two men and left one partially blind.

Mark is still a felon, and he wants to join a L.A. area police force as a reservist. The problem ... he's not eligible because felons can't handle guns and it's generally frowned upon in cop shops. 

We're told Mark has become interested in police work as a result of researching roles for movies, including "The Other Guys," "Max Payne" and "The Departed." 

He wouldn't be the first celeb to join a police force. Shaq was famously sworn in as reserve cop in Miami, Florida and Jack Osbourne is on the force in Muncie, Indiana.

BTW ... Mark is selling a new reality show called "Port of L.A." in which law enforcement police the containers that come into the country.


Bill Cosby

LAPD Ready to Investigate

Playboy Mansion Sexual Assault Claim

12/4/2014 6:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


The LAPD is ready, willing and able to investigate sexual assault claims against Bill Cosby that allegedly occurred at the Playboy Mansion ... even though the incident is way past the statute of limitations.

As we previously reported ... a woman named Judy Huth sued Cosby Tuesday ... claiming Cosby got her drunk and then sexually assaulted her at Hefner's pad when she was 15 years old back in 1974.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Dept.'s position is that it has "an obligation to investigate all crimes when a victim comes forward."  

According to one source, it would be irresponsible to reject an investigation based on the date of the crime, because cops say there are always twists and turns and one allegation can unearth another.

Our sources say by making it known they are investigating, other alleged victims may come forward.

That said, we're told Huth has NOT filed a criminal complaint with the LAPD.


Mama June, Pumpkin

Man Charged with Death Threats

12/4/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mama June Death ThreatsA guy threatened to shoot Mama June and Pumpkin too ... and he's been charged with making terroristic threats ... TMZ has learned.

Cops in McIntyre, GA tell us ... June was threatened on her Facebook page. June tells us he threatened to shoot both her and Pumpkin.

Police got a warrant for Andrew Kurt Summers, who turned himself in Monday. He's been released on $15K bail.

Summers faces the felony charge of making terroristic threats.

Mama June says she takes threats against her and her kids very seriously.

Well, not ALL threats ...


Bill Cosby

Gun Fears at Concert Venue

12/4/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bill Cosby GunsBill Cosby has reason to worry about his security ... so much so one of the venues where he was scheduled to perform imposed a mandatory gun check on the audience.

The Tarrytown Music Hall in N.Y. was preparing for a Cosby concert this Saturday, the prep included a significant weapons security check, which includes:

         -- Metal detector wands at the door 
         -- No firearms, knives or other weapons
         -- No backpacks

The theater also made it clear ... there would be zero tolerance for any protests inside the venue.

The Exec Director of the theater tells TMZ the extra security measures were not routine ... they were rolled out for Cosby's show.

Turns out the show will not go on. It was abruptly cancelled Wednesday, at the behest of Cosby and the promoter.

Teresa Giudice

Sues Lawyer

He's the Reason I'm Going to Prison

12/3/2014 9:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Teresa Giudice can't even do bankruptcy right ... and she blames it on her lawyer whom she is now suing.

Teresa claims in her new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- he was a slacker who never even met with her prior to filing bankruptcy docs.

She also says he was sloppy as hell, not bothering to list key assets such as her cars, her rental property income and various bank accounts.

Giudice claims he's the reason she got nailed with bankruptcy fraud and that's why she's going to prison for 15 months.

Teresa says it's a classic case of malpractice, and she wants minimum 5 mil. By the way ... if you see any stories later today saying she's suing for $15 mil ... that's wrong. She makes the same claim 3 times. 

We reached out to Teresa's lawyer, Jim Kridel ... so far no word back.

Bill Cosby

Sued for Alleged Sexual Assault of a 15-Year-Old

12/2/2014 4:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1202-bill-cosby-tmz-02Bill Cosby is being sued by a 56-year-old woman who claims the comedian sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15 years old ... TMZ has learned.

According to a lawsuit filed at L.A. County Superior Court, Judy Huth claims she and a friend met Cosby on the set of a movie being filmed at a L.A. park and he invited them to his tennis club a week later. 

Huth claims when they arrived to the club, Cosby served them booze and played billiards -- requiring them to drink a beer every time Cosby won a game.

According to the suit, Huth claims Cosby then took the girls to the Playboy Mansion and told them to say they were 19 years old if anyone asked.

Huth claims she eventually went to a bedroom with Cosby and that's where she says Cosby began to "sexually molest her by attempting to put his hand down her pants, and then taking her hand in his hand and performing a sex act on himself without her consent."

Huth claims she was emotionally and psychologically damaged from the incident. As for why she filed so late, Huth claims she was so mentally scarred, that she only recently connected her psychological issues with the alleged incident.

We have reached out to Cosby for comment, so far no word back.


Lady Gaga

Denies Claim By Kesha's Lawyer

That Dr. Luke Raped Her

12/2/2014 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lady Gaga is calling BS on Kesha's lawyer, who claims Gaga has accused Dr. Luke of raping her.

Gaga insinuated on Howard Stern Tuesday morning she had been sexually assaulted by a record producer years ago, but she didn't name names.  

Mark Geragos just tweeted, "Guess who the rapist was?" Someone responded and asked if it was Luke, and Geragos replied, "#bingo."

Gaga's rep tells TMZ, "It's absolutely not true," although she would not comment on who Gaga was referring to when she made her comment on Stern.

Luke's rep tells TMZ, "Mark Geragos' statement is completely false and defamatory. Luke met Lady Gaga twice for less than half an hour total in those two meetings combined." The rep adds, "He has never been alone with her and never touched her. Neither meeting was in that time frame reported."

But Geragos tells TMZ, "I said it because it's true." Geragos says the Cosby scandal is a trigger for the revelation, saying, "The Cosby allegations have now made others more courageous about coming out."

Geragos says he will depose Gaga in Kesha's sexual assault lawsuit against Dr. Luke. He also tells us 3 other women -- "not as famous" -- also claim they had a similar experience to Kesha's and they will be deposed as well.

Gaga's rep just expanded on the singer's denial, saying, "The Dr. Luke lawsuit is utterly incomprehensible. This simply isn't true and how dare someone take advantage of such a sensitive matter."



Busted for DUI After Wedding

I Look Good in Cuffs!

12/2/2014 10:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Most people spend a fortune on wedding photogs, but Xzibit got his for free, courtesy of the police who took his mug shot after he got arrested for DUI immediately after his reception.

Xzibit tied the knot Saturday night near Laguna Beach, CA.  He and his bride, Krista Joiner, partied hard at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. After getting pelted with rice early Sunday ... he left, presumably with her.  

But the coitus got interrupted in Laguna, when cops pulled Xzibit over for speeding.  He reeked of booze so cops cuffed him and took him to the station.

It's fitting ... Xzibit was associated with the group, The Alkaholiks.



Snooki's Hubby

I Spent My Honeymoon

in DUI Court

12/2/2014 9:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


If Snooki and new hubby Jionni LaValle left their wedding reception in a car with tin cans attached, it's a safe bet he didn't drive ... because we found he was on the heels of a drunk driving arrest.

Jionni spent the first weekday as a married man in court, where he copped a plea in his criminal case. He was arrested August 7 on Interstate 80 in Totowa, NJ at 3:30 AM after cops noticed him driving erratically.

Jionni pled guilty to DUI on Monday and had 2 other charges -- unsafe lane change and careless driving -- dismissed. His license was revoked for 3 months and he has to attend a drug and alcohol education class.

120214_snooki_launchSnooki can relate ... she was arrested in 2010 for public drunkenness on the Jersey Shore.


Cake Boss

Cops to Drunk Driving

12/1/2014 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1201-buddy-valastro-tmz-01Buddy Valastro put his drunk driving case to bed by making a surprise trip to the courthouse ... to plead guilty to driving while drunk.

As a result of the plea, the "Cake Boss" star's license will be suspended for three months, and he has to enter a drunk driving program. He also got a $300 fine.

Valastro says he told the judge he only had one drink before getting pulled over -- but added he'd learned his lesson ... "If you have even one drink you shouldn't drive."

He wasn't scheduled to be in court until February, but after today's hearing he tweeted he went in early because ... "I wanted to make this right."

As TMZ first reported, Valastro was arrested on November 13 after cops noticed the TLC star's 2014 yellow Corvette weaving on 10th Ave in Manhattan.


Shia LeBeouf

I Was Raped

During Famous Art Show

11/28/2014 10:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shia LeBeouf
says he was raped by a fan during his famous #IAMSORRY art event in Los Angeles this year ... and his girlfriend was standing just outside the room when it happened. 

LeBeouf told Dazed ... the woman walked into the private room -- where he was having silent one-on-one interactions with fans -- and whipped his legs for 10 minutes, then stripped off his clothes and "proceeded to rape" him.

Shia says it happened on Valentine's Day while his girlfriend was waiting in line to visit. Apparently, everyone in line was buzzing about the sexual encounter ... because Shia says his GF came in looking for an explanation, but he couldn't answer since he was supposed to be silent.

He doesn't say if he reported the alleged rape to police.

As part of the Dazed story ... Shia sat down for an hour with the reporter, but they both remained silent while wearing GoPro cams. It's awkward to say the least. The Q&A part was done beforehand by email.


'Pregnant Man'

Charged With Stalking

Pink Undies Off the Table

11/25/2014 1:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pregnant Man Charged Stalking
The infamous "pregnant man" Thomas Beatie just got charged with felony stalking ... but he can rest easy ... he won't be joining the pink underwear crowd at Phoenix's Tent City prison.

As we first reported, Beatie was busted for allegedly stalking his ex-wife by tracking her with a GPS device.

Maricopa County court officials tell us ... Beatie -- a transgender man -- won't do time at Tent City even if he's convicted of a felony because he's a first time offender.

As you know Tent City's the place where male inmates are forced to wear pink undies.

The reality is ... Beatie will most likely get probation.



'Star Trek: Voyager' Actor

I'm Scared For My Life

My Wife's Gun Was Used in MURDER

11/25/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Robert Picardo Wife Murder
"Star Trek: Voyager" actor Robert Picardo says his estranged wife is under investigation in a murder case, and he now believes his own life is in imminent danger.

Picardo -- who's in the middle of an ugly divorce from Linda Pawlik -- asked a judge to throw Pawlik off his property STAT, because he's deathly afraid of her. She's currently living in a guest house on the property -- after Picardo got a restraining order against her.

In new court docs, Picardo says Pawlik was questioned by cops after her friend, Edward Mello, was found dead Oct. 29 in a hotel room -- killed with a handgun he says was registered to Pawlik.   

Picardo claims Pawlik was ordered to turn over all 10 of her handguns when he got the restraining order ... but he claims at least 4 guns were never turned in -- and one was used to murder Mello. He also claims Pawlik hangs out with violent criminals and drug users.

A judge sided with Picardo ... and ordered Pawlik to move out of the guest house and off the property by Dec. 7. ... but Picardo has to pay $10K toward her moving expenses. 

We tried several times to reach Pawlik ... but so far no word back.


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