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Busch Gardens Flamingo Park Visitor Busted For Deadly Attack

8/3/2016 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0803-pinky-flamingo-busch-gardensPinky the flamingo -- one of the biggest draws at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay -- had to be euthanized after a man allegedly got into the bird's enclosure and slammed it to the ground.

The Orlando man reportedly reached into the famous dancing flamingo's pen Tuesday night. Busch Gardens security detained the suspect until police arrived. He was booked for felony animal cruelty.

The theme park released a statement saying it was forced to euthanize Pinky due to her injuries. Pinky was 19, and one helluva dancer.

#RIP

'Straight Outta Compton' Star Accused of Hotel Attack ... He Body-Slammed Me

8/3/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0802-jason-mitchell-TMZ-01"Straight Outta Compton" star Jason Mitchell -- who played Eazy-E -- is under investigation for allegedly attacking a woman in a fancy Boston hotel.

Law enforcement sources tell us they got called to The Ritz early Monday when an 18-year-old woman claimed Mitchell got rough. According to the report, obtained by TMZ, she told police the actor grabbed her arms, threw her to the ground by her hair, called her a bitch and then fled.

We are told the argument started after the woman tried to crash a party Mitchell was having at the hotel...and when she was turned away she got extremely upset. Several witnesses on scene say that the woman actually struck Mitchell first, with an open hand.

The report says other guests could hear the victim screaming for help in the hallway, and The Ritz has since banned Mitchell.

The alleged victim tells us Monday was the first time she'd met Mitchell, who was definitely in town that night. Another fan, not the woman, posted a video of him at a Boston bar.

Cops spoke to Mitchell on scene..he was not arrested. We reached out to his rep ... so far, no word back.

NFL's Tarvaris Jackson Off The Hook In Crazy Gun Case

8/2/2016 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0802_tarvaris-jackson_gettyNFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson will NOT be prosecuted for allegedly pulling a loaded gun on his wife and threatening to shoot her ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

33-year-old Jackson was initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at his wife during a fight in Florida on June 24th. 

When cops arrived to the scene, they found the gun -- and according to the police report, Jackson admitted to saying he should shoot his wife ... who he claimed had threatened him with a knife. 

But according to new court docs filed in Florida, the Assistant State Attorney says there's just not enough evidence to get a conviction if the case moved forward. 

"From the investigation which has been made, it is the opinion of the writer that this case is not suitable for prosecution."

Bottom line -- Jackson is off the hook ... and will even get his bond money back. 

Young Buck Weekend in Federal Lockup

8/1/2016 2:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Young Buck took an extended weekend trip to a federal jail for violating his probation.

Jail officials in Kentucky tell TMZ Buck was booked into Warren County Regional on Thursday. According to docs filed by the U.S. Attorney ... the government moved to revoke Buck's probation and ordered him locked up "on the basis that he may flee and that he poses a danger to others."

Buck is on probation for a 2012 gun charge -- federal agents found illegal firearms in his home during a raid -- and that's why the government brought him into custody.  

As we previously reported, the rapper was also arrested last month for allegedly threatening to torch his ex-GF's apartment.

The feds released him Monday, but he'll be back in court for a hearing on the probation revocation.

Tre Mason Cops Ordered Evaluation ... After July 23rd Incident

8/1/2016 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0801-tre-mason-gettyTMZ Sports has obtained the police report from Tre Mason's encounter with police on July 23rd -- which details strange behavior, a violent outburst and more evidence of mental illness. 

We broke the story ... cops in Palm Beach, FL had visited the NFL running back 5 times in 4 months after his family reported a string of bizarre behavior, concerned about his mental health. 

Now we know more from the July 23rd incident -- and it's clear he's not in good shape. 

According to the report, filed by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office ... cops say Tre's mother had called because her son was "acting unusual and making irrational statements."

When Tre saw the cops, he threatened to call the White House and have them all fired -- and made bizarre statements about Al Qaeda ... so says the report.

Upon inspection, cops noticed a hole that had been punched in the wall of Tre's bedroom and a broken vase and lamp. Tre also had a cut on his hand, but was refusing medical attention. 

The officer who filed the report made it clear Tre was in no position to make decisions on his own. 

"I believe that Trence does not have the [redacted] ability to make decisions at this time and therefore he was transported to [redacted] where he was treated for the laceration and admitted for evaluation under the [redacted]."

Mason was a no-show at L.A. Rams training camp -- and head coach Jeff Fisher says the running back hasn't spoken with anyone in the organization since 2015. 

It now seems pretty clear why ... 

'The Wiz' Star Elijah Kelley Busted for Getting Handsy with LAPD

8/1/2016 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0801-elijah-kelley-TMZ-01Elijah Kelley -- the guy who played Scarecrow in "The Wiz Live!" -- was arrested Sunday after allegedly getting touchy with cops in downtown L.A.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Elijah and another man got into a heated argument after a New Edition concert at Microsoft Theater. Things were about to get physical when cops arrived, broke things up -- and both men were ejected.

We're told Elijah, who's playing Ricky Bell in an upcoming New Edition biopic, continued arguing with cops, and allegedly grabbed an officer's sleeve. That's when he got busted for resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

Elijah posted $10,000 bail Monday morning. We've reached out to him, so far no word back.

Beyonce LAPD Target Beyhivers For Alleged 'Becky' Hack

8/1/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0729-beyonce-roy-tmz-instagram-01Beyonce's most rabidly loyal fans took things up a notch and hacked her one-time nemesis Rachel Roy ... at least that's where the clues are pointing the LAPD. 

You'll remember, Rachel had a rumored history with Jay Z and took heat from the Beyhive when "Lemonade" dropped. Didn't help that a few hours after the release Rachel posted a pic with the caption, "Good hair don't care" -- stirring 'Hivers to think she was "Becky with the good hair."

According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Rachel called cops a few days later saying her Gmail and iCloud accounts had been hacked. She also said her cell phone number had been changed without her permission.

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In the docs, Rachel makes it clear ... she believes all the trouble stemmed from that "Good hair don't care" IG post. Remember, she'd also been heavily spammed on all her social media with bee emojis -- the Beyhive's calling card.

LAPD sources tell us they've obtained a search warrant to dig into phone and email records, and right now the working theory is the perp goes buzzzzzzz.

Ex-NFLer Antonio Armstrong Teen Son Charged with Murder In Shooting of Parents

7/30/2016 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0730-antonio-dawn-armstrong-facebook-01Former Texas A&M and NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife were shot by their 16-year-old son -- leaving her dead and Antonio hospitalized ... according to police.

Police say Antonio and Dawn Armstrong were found in their bedroom of their Texas home Friday morning. Their son reportedly called 911 himself to report the shooting, and he's been charged with murder.

Antonio played briefly with the Dolphins in the 90s, and now owns a popular gym in Texas. He's reportedly in critical condition.

Extended family members have said there were no signs of trouble in the household before the deadly incident. The Armstrongs' daughter was home at the time of the shooting, but not injured.

Glen Rice Jr. Arrest Video 'He Has a Ton of Cash' 'Wondering If He Robbed This Dude'

7/30/2016 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained police video from the moment Glen Rice Jr. was arrested this week -- and cops were so shocked by the amount of cash he had on him, they suspect he robbed somebody. 

We broke the story ... the ex-NBA player is accused of beating up another man in a grocery store parking lot and then running from the scene. 

When cops tracked Rice down -- they searched his backpack and found $2,700 in cash ... along with 6 cell phones. 

In the video, you can hear the cops talking about the money ... saying, "He has got a ton of cash. Tons of cash. I'm wondering if he robbed this dude. Mutual f***ing agreement that went bad."

Rice was initially booked for felony robbery, aggravated battery and marijuana possession -- but cops tell TMZ Sports officials are only moving forward with 2 charges ... aggravated battery and possession with intent to distribute.

Soulja Boy Shooting Incident Busts Up Birthday Party

7/29/2016 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0729-soulja-boy-sean-kingston-instagram-01Soulja Boy's 26th birthday bash in a recording studio came to an abrupt end when one of his guests got shot early Friday morning.

Soulja was hanging with friends, including Sean Kingston, celebrating his bday. Law enforcement sources tell us ... one of the guys stepped outside, and a male suspect wearing a mask pulled up in a car and attempted to rob the victim.

We're told a struggle ensued and the suspect shot the victim in the arm, and then fled by car. By the time police responded, Soulja Boy had bolted. The victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Cops don't have a suspect yet. Soulja posted pics of himself flaunting stacks o' cash during the party -- which couldn't have helped matters.

We're told Sean had already left the party when the shooting happened.

Justin Timberlake Face Slap Culprit Was Bombed ... Cops Say

7/28/2016 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The overzealous fan who slapped Justin Timberlake on a golf course was beyond drunk at the time of the incident, according to cops.

TMZ obtained the Douglas County Sheriff's report which says Keith Weglin's BAC was 0.18% when he got to jail ... more than twice the legal limit.

TMZ broke the story ... Keith was nabbed by cops after striking Justin in the face at the American Century Celebrity Pro-Am in Lake Tahoe. He could have gotten off scot-free, but cops say he refused to leave the course ... so, they arrested him for disorderly conduct.

One law enforcement source said Weglin talked himself right into jail. We've reached out to him, but no word back yet.

Phaedra Parks Targeted by Man Claiming to Have a Bomb

7/28/2016 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0728-phaedra-parks-TMZ-01A guy claiming he had a bomb strapped to his leg went looking for Phaedra Parks in her Atlanta office Thursday morning -- but he got the wrong building.

Police evacuated the office building the man walked into on Peachtree Road and responded to the scene. According to witnesses he walked in demanding to see Phaedra and said, "I'm not leaving. I've got a bomb." 

The 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star -- an entertainment lawyer -- does have an office on Peachtree, but it's a few buildings down from the one the man entered.

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Police arrested a suspect. It's not clear if he really did have a bomb.

We don't even know if Phaedra was in her office. She's been in Philadelphia this week.

Story developing ...

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Teresa & Joe Giudice Wedding Photo Album Raided ... Photog Sues

7/27/2016 2:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0727-teresa-joe-giudice-tmz-01Teresa and Joe Giudice's wedding photos are at the center of a legal battle involving their photographer and a reality TV blog.

The wedding photog, Neil Clipper, is suing a NYC-based blog for using a pic from the Giudices' 1999 nuptials -- a shot he says he took, and the site used without his permission.

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Neil says he owns the rights to the photo which was used for a 'Before They Were Famous' post on the 'Housewives.'

He included the pic in the lawsuit -- Joe and Teresa looked so young and innocent. Of course, Joe is 4 months into a 41-month prison stint for conspiracy to commit wire and bankruptcy fraud.

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