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Ex-New Orleans Saints Will Smith Shot to Death Apparent Road Rage Incident

4/10/2016 6:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0410-will-smith-saints-GETTY-01update_graphic_red_bar3:09 P.M. PT -- Prosecutors say Smith was shot in the back and right torso. Hayes appeared in court and his bond was set at $1 million. 

Hayes' lawyer told the judge his client -- who he says is a pro football player -- called 911 himself, and waited for cops to arrive, but did not say why he pulled the trigger in the first place.update_grey_gray_barFormer New Orleans Saints star Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday night, and it appears to be a case of road rage.

Smith and his wife were driving in New Orleans when they were involved in a fender bender. Eyewitnesses say 6 to 8 shots rang out shortly thereafter and they found the former defensive end slumped over the steering wheel.

Smith's wife was was shot twice and survived. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. No word on her condition.

The 28-year-old shooter, Cardell Hayes, has been arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder


DMX Some Chick Jacked My Watch ... She Claims Sexual Assault

4/9/2016 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0409-dmx-tmz-01DMX says a girl he barely knew tried stealing his watch from a hotel room ... but she's claiming the rapper sexually assaulted her. 

Sources close to 'X' tell TMZ he met a girl at a bar in Hollywood Friday night and brought her and a group of people back to his hotel room in Orange County. We're told it wasn't long before X's team noticed the girl had vanished ... and so had his $30k watch, so they called the cops. 

Costa Mesa Police Department tells TMZ when they arrived, they found the girl with the watch and arrested her for theft. However -- once in cuffs -- she claimed the rapper had sexually assaulted her.

Our X sources say he got his watch back but the girl's story is BS ... there was a ton of other people around in the hotel room and he never hooked up with her there. 

Cops say they're still investigating the girl's assault claim.

Vince Neil Fights Nic Cage After Allegedly Attacking Woman

4/8/2016 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Vince Neil and Nic Cage got in a huge physical fight in Las Vegas Thursday, after Vince allegedly attacked a woman in a hotel ... and Vince is now the subject of a criminal investigation.

Law enforcement sources tell us the fight went down at around 5 PM at Aria Hotel on the Vegas strip. We're told Nic and Vince were inside when a woman came up to Nic and asked for an autograph. Our sources say Vince allegedly got behind the woman, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground.

The video we got shows the end of a fight between Vince and Nic. Our sources tell us Nic was trying to restrain Vince and calm him down, taking him outside the hotel and into a car. Nic is screaming at Vince, imploring him to calm down.

Cops tell us Vince was cited for battery and never taken to the station.

Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill bin Laden Trigger Man Busted for DUI

4/8/2016 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0808_RYAN-ONiel_mugThe Navy SEAL credited with firing the shot that killed Osama bin Laden got arrested for DUI early Friday morning in Butte, Montana.

TMZ confirmed with law enforcement ... Rob O'Neill was found asleep in his car in the parking lot of a convenience store around 2:30 AM. Cops say the vehicle was running and its lights were on.

Officers woke him up and gave him field sobriety tests which he failed. O'Neill refused to take a Breathalyzer test. The Billings Gazette reports O'Neill told cops he might have taken Ambien.

He was booked for misdemeanor DUI.

O'Neill is retired from the SEALs. He revealed in 2014 that he was responsible for the kill shot on bin Laden.

Baltimore Ravens RB I Was Robbed at Gunpoint ... In Miami Beach Hotel

4/7/2016 9:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0407-terrance-west-GETTY-02Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance West says he was jacked TWICE on the same day in a Miami Beach hotel ... and says one of the perps threatened to kill him. 

The story is insane ... West -- a 3rd round pick in the 2014 draft -- says he was at the Metropole South Beach hotel with a buddy back in February when all hell broke loose. 

According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, West says he was approached by 2 women on Feb. 27th -- chatted them up -- and then parted ways without any plans to meet up later. 

But West says the women went to the front desk at the hotel and asked for a key to West's suite -- without authorization from West or his friend -- and the guy at the desk GAVE IT TO THEM! 

Then, West says, the hotel provided a bellman who escorted the women to the suite -- where they proceeded to steal 2 Rolex watches that belonged to West and his pal. 

West says when he realized the watches were missing, he notified the front desk and filed a report with police.


West says an hour later, someone knocked on his hotel room door -- and he opened it up thinking it was the cops following up. He was wrong. 

Instead, West claims an unidentified man -- who appeared to have a gun -- forced his way into the room and threatened his life ... demanding cash and valuables. 

West says the man took off with $5,000 in cash, Louboutin shoes and other expensive stuff. 

Fortunately, West says he was not harmed -- but he's suing the hotel for more than $50,000 claiming it was their fault he was hit TWICE in the same day. 

We reached out to the hotel for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Thabo Sefolosha Sues 5 NYPD Officers ... Over Violent 2015 Arrest

4/6/2016 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0406-thabo-sefolosha-getty-01Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha has filed a lawsuit against the 5 NYPD officers involved in his violent arrest outside of a NYC nightclub last year ... and he's playing the race card. 

Sefolosha suffered a broken fibula and ligament damage when he and teammate Pero Antic were taken into custody outside 1 OAK on April 8th ... after another NBA player had been stabbed in a separate incident. 

31-year-old Sefolosha was initially charged with obstructing justice, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest -- but he took the case to trial and was eventually exonerated. 

Now, he's looking to make the officers and the City of NY pay -- and while he hasn't said a specific number, he previously filed docs allowing him to sue for up to $50 million. 

In his suit, Sefolosha accuses the NYPD officers of false arrest, excessive force, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment. 

He also claims the incident was a "racial matter" -- and according to ESPN, he specifically references his African descent and the hoodie he was wearing that night.

Samantha Hoopes Someone Smashed My Maserati And I Think I Know Who

4/6/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

040116-samantha-hoopes-tmzSwimsuit model Samantha Hoopes fell victim to some punk burglarizing her car ... and she's telling friends the suspect could be the same guy who's been harassing her for years. 

Sources close to the model tell TMZ her Maserati was broken into while it sat in her driveway last month. The thief smashed a window and made off with her designer purse and wallet. No one's been arrested yet, but TMZ has learned Samantha has an obsessed fan who has bothered her for years.

We're told the guy constantly shows up at events and begs for dates. She's never reported him to cops before, but our source says Samantha told cops the guy should be their prime suspect in the burglary ... and now they're investigating.  


Abby Wambach Pleads Not Guilty To Portland DUI

4/5/2016 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

040516-abby-wambach-tmzU.S. soccer star Abby Wambach just pled not guilty to her drunk driving charge stemming from her arrest this past weekend in Portland. 

As we previously reported, the 35-year-old soccer legend was arrested after allegedly running a red light and failing several sobriety tests late Saturday night.

Her attorney appeared at the Multnomah County Courthouse moments ago and entered the plea on her behalf. Wambach is scheduled to speak at the University of Kentucky later Tuesday. 

She's due back in court at the end of the month. 

Jared Fogle Prison Officials Thwart Possible Deadly Threat

4/5/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

040416-jared-fogle-steven-nigg-tmzJared Fogle just got a big break from his prison bosses ... a break that could potentially save his life.

We've learned Steven Nigg, the inmate who beat him to a pulp in January, is no longer a threat, because he's been moved hundreds of miles away.

Our sources say prison officials talked to Nigg who made it clear ... he would brutalize Fogle again if given the opportunity, because of his seething hatred toward child molesters.

Prison officials decided the only way to ensure Fogle's safety was to move Nigg to an Oklahoma facility, 700 miles from the Colorado facility the former Subway spokesman calls home.

MTV Star Arrested For Drinking In Public

4/4/2016 5:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


"Real World: Skeletons" star Tony Raines narrowly avoided a DUI, but still got busted for boozing in public after a crazy night in Charleston, South Carolina.

Witnesses told cops Raines was driving his truck in a motel parking lot Wednesday night when he almost struck a pedestrian -- and then backed the truck into a parked moped. Someone called the cops and an officer spoke with Tony, but he was not arrested since the moped owner wasn't there at the time to file a complaint. 

Tony wasn't done -- an hour later he was in a Burger King parking lot and almost hit another vehicle. This time police responded and found him sitting in his truck with an open can of Budweiser. 

He was booked for drinking in public, and had his car towed. Since the car was parked, he dodged a DUI.

According to his manager ... Tony thought it was okay to have an open container, like he does back home in Baton Rouge, and he's learned a hard lesson.

Vince Young Sued by Woman He Got Wasted and Beat Me Up

4/4/2016 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0404-vince-young-TMZ-01Vince Young assaulted a woman during a drunken March Madness road trip ... according to the lawsuit she's just filed against the ex-NFL star.

Tiffany Cayo says she and Vince were on their way back from a NCAA Tournament game back in 2014, riding in the same vehicle ... when he reached over and pulled her hair. In the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Cayo describes Young as "extremely intoxicated" at the time of the incident.

The suit doesn't say if Vince was driving at the time.

She doesn't detail her injuries, but the hair pull sounds very violent -- Cayo says she's racked up medical expenses, and lost wages as a result of the alleged attack. She's suing for $250k.

We've reached out to Young's rep for comment. No word back yet.

Adrien Broner Surrenders To Cops

4/4/2016 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Boxing superstar Adrien Broner turned himself into cops in Ohio this morning ... for allegedly beating and robbing a man outside a bowling alley with a gun.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Broner was charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery in mid-March ... and a warrant was issued.

Broner arrived at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Monday morning ... where he was processed and released after posting $100k bail.

AB posted on Instagram immediately after, saying "They let me out y'all.... #AboutBillions #ImGood".

FYI -- Broner fought in the Premier Boxing Champions on Friday night in D.C. He knocked out opponent Ashley Theophane in the 9th round.


'Resident Evil' Star Rape and Death Threats Trigger Police Response

4/4/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

040116-spencer-locke-youtubeSpencer Locke is in the middle of a scary situation ... someone is threatening to rape and shoot her, and cops are on the hunt to find the suspect.

LAPD sources tell TMZ the 'Resident Evil' actress reported some creep who left the following disturbing message on her Instagram: "I'll rape you Spencer Locke I'll f*** your brains out then I'll use a pillow put it over your face then I'll pull the trigger then I'll cry."

We're told cops haven't been able to track down the IG troll yet, but have a search warrant to obtain the person's IG account information. They're planning to bring in the suspect for questioning.

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