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Corey Clark

Sooo Creepy ...

Wife Says He Stared Her Down For Hours

9/24/2015 5:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0924-corey-clark-mug-shot-01Former "American Idol" contestant Corey Clark gave his estranged wife a serious case of the creeps -- allegedly stalking her around town and staring her down for hours at a time.

According to Clark's arrest report, there were several instances where he violated a protective order his wife had against him. The report says he was only allowed to communicate with Monica Clark via email and only to discuss their children.

Monica says Clark took it one step too far when she stopped replying to his emails. She claims he started to follow her, and in one instance, Corey allegedly sat outside a restaurant where she was eating dinner, and stared for hours.

In the docs, Monica says Clark hounded her about her new relationship in emails -- which would be a clear violation of the protective order.

Clark was booked for misdemeanor domestic violence and a felony aggravated harassment. 

Infamous 'American Idol' Star

Corey Clark

Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence

9/24/2015 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0924-corey-clark-mug-shot-01update_graphic_red_bar5:50 PM PT -- Police reviewed the case and changed the charge to misdemeanor domestic violence.He's still facing a felony for aggravated harassment. update_grey_gray_barCorey Clark --  the season 2  "American Idol" contestant who was famously rumored to have had an affair with Paula Abdul -- was arrested Wednesday night for felony domestic violence.

Clark was cuffed  by Yuma, Arizona cops and is currently behind bars at the Yuma County Detention Center.

In addition to the felony domestic violence charge, Clark was also booked for aggravated harassment and failure to comply. We don't know the nature of the relationship between Clark and the alleged victim.

Clark is due in court Thursday afternoon. 


Clark sued Fox after he was dropped from the show for not disclosing a prior arrest. He had been arrested after a scuffle with his sister. He pleaded no contest.

Chief Keef

Fatal Shooting Was ...

Not At MY Pot Shop

9/24/2015 8:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Two men were fatally shot at a Compton marijuana dispensary which appears to have ties with Chief Keef, but the rapper tells TMZ everyone's been fooled by social media.

First off, the crime: L.A. County Sheriff's deputies went to GLO Gang weed shop and found the victims already deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The identity of the victims is not known.  

Now, here's where Chief Keef comes in. Last year, he posted a video of someone touting the opening of the GLO Gang shop. Since Keef calls his crew the Glo Gang -- and he smokes a lot of weed -- fans assumed he was affiliated with the place.

But a rep for Keef tells us he's never been to the shop, and has no financial connection to it whatsoever. We're told he did the IG post simply to help his homie Wolf Da Boss -- the actual shop owner -- promote his business.  

'Bling Ring' Ex-Con Nick Prugo

Arrested Again ...

Allegedly Tried to Hire Rapist

9/22/2015 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0922-nick-prugo-TMZ-01Nick Prugo -- the guy who masterminded the Hollywood "Bling Ring" -- got busted for another nefarious plot ... this time he allegedly tried to hire someone to rape his longtime nemesis.

Prugo was arrested and charged with solicitation to commit sexual assault, as well as 3 counts of stalking. Prugo's friend, Edward Feinstein, was also taken into custody and charged with the same crimes.

The D.A. says Prugo and Feinstein posted an online ad in January 2014 ... looking to hire men to go to Dawn Daluise's home and rape her. Prugo has a sordid history with Daluise.

She's an esthetician who was also arrested for trying to hire someone to murder a rival skin care shop owner last year. When she got busted she told cops Prugo violated his parole by going out of state ... and he ended up going back to jail briefly. 

Prugo will be arraigned on Wednesday for the rapist-for-hire plot. Prosecutors want his bail set at $485k.

Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter

Alleged Murderer Pleads Not Guilty

... Despite Brutal Evidence

9/22/2015 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0921-davenport-hines-instagram-getty-01The man accused of stabbing Morgan Freeman's granddaughter pled not guilty to her murder ... as prosecutors painted a graphic picture of the scene witnesses and police saw the day she was killed.

Lamar Davenport appeared in a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday morning with his attorneys to enter his plea. He's been on psychiatric hold since E'Dena Hines' death on August 16.

Prosecutors say witnesses saw Davenport on top of Hines in the middle of the street that day, and the knife was still in her chest when police arrived. The D.A. said she had 25 stab wounds -- initial reports said it was 15 -- and she was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Davenport's attorneys said he was about to begin psychiatric examinations at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. 



'Millionaire Matchmaker'

Second Millionaire Charged with Brutalizing Woman

9/22/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0921_john-bonavia_twitterA second millionaire on "The Millionaire Matchmaker" in less than 2 months has been charged with brutalizing a woman ... and the latest one was so bad, the guy was arrested for attempted murder.

John Bonavia was featured on 'Millionaire Matchmaker' on March 20, 2014. According to the show, he's a financial adviser and worth $1 million.

On Sept. 12th, the Beverly Hills Police Dept. got a call from Bonavia's neighbor, who was alarmed after hearing screaming and pounding coming from Bonavia's house.   

Law enforcement tells us, when cops arrived and knocked, Bonavia was uncooperative, so they forced their way in and found Bonavia and a woman, whose face was battered and bloody.

The woman was in bad enough shape that cops arrested Bonavia for attempted murder. The D.A. later charged him with felony injury on a cohabitant. He was also charged with making criminal threats.

And this isn't Bonavia's first brush with the law. In May 2014, another girlfriend accused him of hitting her with his fists and choking her.

And earlier this month, another millionaire from 'Millionaire Matchmaker' was charged with forcible rape, rape by use of drugs, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by a foreign object and attempted sodomy by use of force, and 2 counts of administering drugs to commit rape. 

Ron White's Former Assistant

I'm No Embezzler

... Just a Hard Worker

9/22/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0920-ron-white-TMZ-01Ron White's former assistant says he's no embezzler, because everything he spent on White's dime was with the comedian's approval.

Brendan Vaughn insists White gave him carte blanche to write checks totaling thousands of dollars. White begs to differ ... claiming Vaughn bought clothes, paid for hotel rooms and racked up credit card bills on his dime.

Vaughn insists White and his wife knew he was buying all the stuff and never complained, including White's business manager who keeps track of all the bills.

And Vaughn says, all of the charges were work-related, and the hotel and clothing charges were purchased for events he attended with the Whites.

Cops are investigating.

Stephen Baldwin

Tax Man Comes A Knockin'

You Owe $90k!!

9/21/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0917-stephen-baldwin-TMZ-01Stephen Baldwin just can't catch a break ... it looks like he's fallen behind on his taxes again ... this time to the tune of more than $90k.

According to legal docs he owes $30k to the state of New York and another $60k to Uncle Sam himself.

It's not the first time Baldwin's had collectors at his doorstep ... back in 2012 he was arrested for dodging his tax returns. He was ordered to pay the state of NY $300k.

His brother Alec -- worth a reported $65 million -- is only a phone call away ...

Terrell Owens

I Was the Victim of a Hate Crime

... Might Press Charges

9/18/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Terrell Owens could go from suspect to victim in that Starbucks altercation thanks to the video showing a heinous racist tirade ... and ultimately it may lead to a hate crime charge.

T.O. tells TMZ Sports he's been blown away by the reaction to the video we first posted ... showing a guy named Arman calling the ex-NFL great a "f***ing knuckle-running, spear-chucking, monkey-ass looking motherf*****" -- among other things. Owens says several people have contacted him and suggested he press charges against Arman for committing a hate crime.

You'll recall, Owens says Arman threw a cup full of liquid into his car, and when T.O. got out to confront him that's when things got racial. The language makes it seem like the attack was racially motivated. Translation: hate crime.

Arman denies throwing liquid into T.O.'s car, and maintains the whole incident started when Owens kicked him inside the Starbucks. 

Police initially investigated the incident as a battery against Arman, but with one phone call to cops ... T.O. could flip the script. 

Patty Hearst

40th Anniversary

Of Her Infamous Arrest

9/18/2015 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0918_patty_hearst_arrest_mug_shots_launchOn this date in 1975, Patty Hearst was arrested in San Francisco for her role in the Hibernia Bank robbery that took place earlier in the year.

Hearst -- who argued she was brainwashed during the time she was held hostage by the Symbionese Liberation Army -- was eventually sentenced to seven years in prison, but had her sentence commuted by President Jimmy Carter after serving 22 months.

She was later pardoned by President Bill Clinton.

Jared Fogle

Something's Wrong with Me

9/17/2015 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0818-jared-fogle-getty-03Jared Fogle has some sort of ailment he wants to keep very private.

We've obtained legal docs in which Fogle's lawyers ask the judge in his criminal case for permission to leave his home confinement for a medical evaluation.

Fogle has been under house arrest at his parent's home since agreeing to plead guilty to child pornography and travelling across state lines to have sex with minors.

Fogle wants the details of his medical condition kept secret, along with the time and place he'll get evaluated.

It would seem the evaluation would have some connection to his upcoming sentencing in November, where he faces between 5 and 12.5 years in prison. The condition, if it relates to the sex charges, might help convince a judge to give him the lower end.  


'Star Trek: Voyager' Actress

Arrested for Exposing Breasts, Butt To Young Kids

9/15/2015 1:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Star Trek: Voyager" actress Jennifer Lien is behind bars after cops arrested her for allegedly exposing herself to 3 kids under 13.

We've learned 2 weeks ago Lien was at her Tennessee home when she got in an argument with her neighbor outside her house. She was angry that a small child was crying over a cut foot.  

Lien allegedly exposed her breasts and rear end to the 3 neighbor kids. Cops took a report and Lien denied exposing herself. But they didn't believe her and got a warrant for her arrest. 

When cops went to Lien's house to arrest her she didn't go down without a fight. Cops say she refused to put clothes on, was carried to the police car and threatened to have them shot and killed.

Lien, who played Kes during the first three seasons of "Star Trek: Voyager" has been in jail since her arrest Sept. 3. Her bond is set at $2,500.


49ers/Vikings Fans Brawl

Security Guard to the Rescue

... Hero to Be Honored

9/15/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A pack of vicious and cowardly 49ers fans bashed in a Vikings fan's face during a chaotic melee outside the Monday night game, and if not for one brave security guard ... the Vikes fan might be dead.

The video of the brawl is heinous ... the Vikings fan is already down on the ground outside Levi Stadium when the Niners backers continue unloading on him -- kicking and punching him in the head and body. It's brutal.

But you also see the guard run into the middle of the fray -- even though he's way undersized -- and scramble around the victim. He eventually succeeded in breaking up the fight.

Honchos at the security company tell TMZ Sports their staffer, who was Johnny-on-the-spot, is one of their star employees ... so they're not shocked he stepped up. They also say they're planning to honor his heroism.

As for the parking lot attackers ... Santa Clara PD says they're still trying to ID the suspects, based on the video and witnesses. 

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