TMZ has learned ... '90s singer Russell Neal from Hi-Five is in police custody ... after he told cops his wife was dead inside their apartment ... and he needed a lawyer.
Neal went to the local jail and apparently told Houston cops he and his wife had gotten into an argument Wednesday ... the singer reportedly asked for a lawyer and then clammed up.
Hi-Five's song "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" went to number one in 1991 ... and a year later they scored another hit with, "She's Playing Hard to Get."
The group's lead singer Tony Thompson famously died in 2007 after inhaling Freon.
Neal is currently being detained ... no charges have been filed.
The lawyer for Hi-Five, Chris Brown, tells TMZ, "We are aware of the situation and are presently evaluating it."
Claims Ex-Friend Is Stalking Her ...
Throw Her in Litchfield!
7/3/2014 5:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Orange Is the New Black" star Taryn Manning claims she has a full-on Lorna Morello on her hands (that's a stalker, for all you non-"OITNB" fans) and she's filed charges to keep a former pal away from her.
Cops tell TMZ ... Manning pressed stalking charges against Jeanine Heller, a former friend of Manning's, who Manning claims sent her hundreds of texts, emails and phone calls over the last few months.
According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Heller went on a campaign to make Taryn paranoid, claiming among other things one of Taryn's friends was selling secrets to a gossip website.
The docs also claim Heller was threatening suicide ... though it's unclear how this impacts Taryn.
Heller was arrested on Wednesday and charged with stalking in the 4th degree. She was released without bail.
According to the NY Post, Manning was given an order of protection barring Heller from contacting her, her mother ... or her dog Penguin.
WWE Star Emma
I Just Got FIRED
7/2/2014 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
WWE Diva Emma has got to be kicking herself ... she just lost her prized job over a stupid iPad case she wanted so badly ... she stole it.
Emma was busted Monday by Hartford, CT cops after Walmart security claimed she had just left the store without paying $21.14 for the case.
The WWE acted fast, but didn't prejudge her. Emma already copped a plea and was sentenced to 1 day of community service.
Sometimes when you save money, you don't always live better.
WWE Diva Emma
For Shoplifting iPad Case
7/1/2014 2:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
WWE Diva Emma is a real life heel ... arrested for stealing an iPad case from a Walmart.
Emma was busted in Hartford Monday night after Walmart security spotted her swiping a red iHome 'Slim Swivel' iPad Mini case ... on sale for $21.14.
Cops tell TMZ ... Emma was charged with misdemeanor larceny in the 6th degree ... who knew there were that many degrees?
The legal system in Hartford is lightning quick -- she's already been to court and was sentenced to one day of community service.
WWE RAW was at the XL Center in Hartford as the crime went down.
Emma's lawyer chalks it up to an innocent mistake, saying she just forgot to pay while trying to navigate the self-checkout machine.
'Gypsy Sisters' Star
Arrested for Swindling Target
7/1/2014 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joann Wells -- one of the stars of TLC's, "Gypsy Sisters," -- was busted in North Carolina after she allegedly stole thousands of dollars from a Target.
Officials from the Cary PD in North Carolina tell TMZ ... Wells befriended two cashiers at a Target last December to aid in her fraud. We're told the cashiers ran fake bar codes on merchandise, forced expired coupons, and cashed gift cards -- and Wells would share the profits.
We're told the scheme took place over a 10 day period ... and racked up a total of $14,700.
A warrant was issued for her arrest, but Wells turned herself in last week and was charged with obtaining property under false pretense, and felony conspiracy.
She was later released after posting bail. Both cashiers were also arrested.
TLC had no comment.
Disney Star Billy Unger
Arrested for DUI
6/30/2014 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Another Disney Star ... another substance abuse arrest .... "Lab Rats" star Billy Unger has been arrested for DUI.
The 18-year-old was driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Saturday just after midnight when Sheriff's deputies pulled him over for speeding.
Deputies suspected Unger was under the influence. He blew a .08 -- barely the legal limit, but there's a special California law for drivers under the age of 21. If they have ANY alcohol in their system it's considered driving under the influence.
Unger was arrested, taken to jail and released.
Unger is now on a fairly long list of Disney stars with drug and alcohol problems. Others include Zac Efron, Mitchel Musso, Jake T. Austin, Orlando Brown, Kirsten Storms, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Shia LaBeouf, and of course ... Lindsay Lohan.
7:45 PM PT -- Billy issued a statement to TMZ thanking his fans for their support.
Robert Downey Jr.
Son Arrested for Coke Possession (UPDATE)
6/30/2014 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
8:00 AM PDT: Robert Downey Jr. just released the following statement to TMZ: “Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we’re all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he's capable of being."
Downey adds ... "We’re grateful to the Sheriff’s department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale.”
Robert Downey Jr.'s son was arrested for cocaine possession in West Hollywood Sunday afternoon ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
We're told Indio Downey was a passenger in a car at around 2 PM PT when cops drove up along side the vehicle and noticed the passenger was smoking something out of a pipe.
An L.A. County Sheriff's deputy pulled the car over, did a search and allegedly found cocaine in Indio's possession. He was arrested and taken to jail for possession of cocaine.
20-year-old Indio -- who appeared in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang -- posted his $10K bail and was released just after midnight Sunday.
Robert Downey Jr. famously struggled with drug addiction and ended up in prison. The drugs that got him in so much trouble -- cocaine and heroin.
Shooting After Show
6/30/2014 3:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There was a shooting at a Hollywood nightclub -- filled with famous rappers -- hours after the BET Awards.
The incident occurred at around 2:30 AM PT Monday at Supper Club. Someone fired a shot outside the club. One eyewitness tells TMZ the shooter was aiming at the Game's car ... although that does not appear to be the case. Another witness says the shot was fired in the air.
We're told no one was hit.
A witness says the man in the white T-shirt had a gun in his right hand at the time of the shooting and was running from the area where shots were fired.
A number of rappers were inside the club following the BET awards, including Game, Meek Mill, T-Pain, and Busta Rhymes.
This is the third BET-related incident of violence over the weekend. There was also a stabbing inside a party hosted by Meek Mill and there was a fatal shooting outside an unauthorized BET party in Hollywood ... one man died and 4 others were injured after a man opened fire.
Stabbing During Pre-Party
Inside Hollywood Nightclub
6/29/2014 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
4:55 PM PT -- Lure tells TMZ ... the club is shocked and saddened by the stabbing -- "which did not take place inside our venue." We're told the attack occurred on the street outside the club. Management says it's cooperating with the LAPD in its investigation.
There was a stabbing last night at a BET Awards pre-party filled with famous rappers ... somebody was seriously injured -- and we got crazy footage as it all was going down.
Law enforcement says a man in his 20s was stabbed inside Lure Nightclub on the dance floor Saturday night after a fight broke out ... and in the video, he's seen laying on the curb waiting for help while a panicked friend yells at cops to hurry the ambulance.
We're told the man was rushed to Cedars-Sinai with two stab wounds in the stomach and he's currently in stable condition.
The party was hosted by rapper Meek Mill ... The Game, Lil Boosie, Mase and actress Kyla Pratt were also there.
So far ... it's unclear why the fight that led to the stabbing broke out.
ARRESTED IN NORTH CAROLINA
... You Got Weed Problems!
6/28/2014 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rick Ross was arrested in North Carolina last night ... all because cops say he BLEW OFF a court date stemming from a weed arrest in town last year.
The Boss was taken into custody by the Greensboro Police Department late Friday night ... right after his performance at SuperJam 2014 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Officials say there had been a warrant out for Ross -- because he never showed up to court to deal with a marijuana arrest in Greensboro back in 2013 ... so, when he came back to N.C., cops pounced.
We're told Ross was cooperative with police -- and has since been released from custody after posting bail.
Weed -- maybe it really does affect memory??
Arrested for Killing Roommate
6/27/2014 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Elyjah Marrow -- grandson of rapper Ice-T -- was arrested after he accidentally shot and killed his roommate ... TMZ has learned.
Cops tell us ... 19-year-old Marrow was fiddling with a handgun in his Georgia apartment Tuesday when it accidentally went off, fatally wounding roommate Daryus Johnson, who was also 19.
Marrow was charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of firearm in the commission of a felony, and reckless conduct. He was also hit with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and possession of a stolen firearm.
He is currently in custody.
Marrow appeared on his grandfather's reality show, "Ice Loves Coco."
So far ... no comment from Ice-T.
Thrown Out of Studio 54
6/26/2014 7:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf was ARRESTED after acting crazy in a New York City club, then threatening cops and club security.
Shia was at a showing of "Cabaret" at the legendary Studio 54 Thursday night ... when he was smoking inside -- which is against the law -- and "alarming people" by his conduct by being extremely loud and obscene.
Witnesses say Shia appeared extremely drunk, reportedly played grab ass with some of the actors on stage and then flew into a rage, spitting on people.
As for the threats to law enforcement ... Shia reportedly told police, "I'll f*** you up."
Police came and arrested the actor and took him to the cop shop. Shia was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.
Shia pled not guilty Friday morning and left the courthouse a free man.
Regrets ... He Had a Few
6/27/2014 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf looked like crap as he left the courthouse Friday ... after being arrested for essentially going insane inside Studio 54 in NYC.
Shia had remorse and hangover written all over his face as he walked away, just having pled not guilty to criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.
Shia allegedly threatened cops, yelled obscenities at patrons inside the club and disrupted the performance. He also gabbed an ass or 2 during his drunken tirade.
Witnesses say the actor was acting bizarre the entire evening and looked dirty and unkempt.