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'Law & Order' Director Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case

1/19/2016 1:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex "Law & Order" director Jason "Jace" Alexander entered a guilty plea on Tuesday in his child porn case.

Alexander copped to 2 charges -- promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child -- when he appeared in a NY state court.

Prosecutors say Alexander had child porn on the computers in his Westchester County home. He's facing up to 7 years in prison.

As we reported ... the 51-year-old was arrested last summer when an investigator tracked child porn back to Alexander's IP address.

Alexander directed more than a dozen episodes of "Law & Order."

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'Love & Hip Hop NY' Star Checks In For 8 Yr Prison Stretch

1/19/2016 1:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0119-mendeecees-harris-tmz-02'Love & Hip Hop NY' star Mendeecees Harris is now going by "Inmate Harris" after checking himself into federal prison in Pennsylvania.

Harris got 8 years for drug trafficking charges. He'll do his time in a minimum security prison where inmates can watch TV and the meal program is top notch ... something different everyday for 8 weeks. 

He's already served 15 months for his crime, so he actually has less than 7 years left to serve. 

As we showed you, Harris made the most of his last few days of freedom.

Conor McGregor Off the Hook In Irish Gun Investigation

1/19/2016 12:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0119_conor-mcgregor_Garda-logoChalk up another victory for Conor McGregor -- 'cause TMZ Sports has learned the UFC superstar will NOT be charged with a crime for allegedly driving around with a firearm in Ireland. 

As we previously reported, cops in Conor's home country launched an investigation into the champ after he posted a picture appearing to show himself pointing a gun out of the window of a car. 

McGregor later fessed up to brandishing the weapon ... but claimed the firearm was nothing more than an Airsoft gun he was using to practice for a possible movie role. 

BTW, even brandishing an Airsoft gun in public could be a violation an Ireland. 

But good news for Conor ... a rep for the Irish Police Force tells us the investigation is over and officials have determined "no offense was committed."

Congrats! 

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Jamie Foxx Man Pulled From Flaming Wreck Busted For DUI

1/19/2016 10:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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11:08 PM PST -- According to the accident report ... Jamie and another civilian broke the window, cut the driver's seat belt and pulled him out of the truck.

update_grey_gray_barJamie Foxx may have saved a man's life after pulling him from a burning vehicle ... but he couldn't save him from getting busted for DUI.

TMZ broke the story, Foxx went into hero mode Monday night in Hidden Hills after a car flipped and caught fire outside his house.  Foxx rescued the driver ... who easily could have been burned alive.

Law enforcement tells us the driver -- 32-year-old Brett Kyle -- was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries -- and then booked for DUI.

The accident was horrific. Kyle's 2007 Toyota Tacoma flipped after striking a drainage pipe and concrete.  

Katharine McPhee I HAD Mail ... Until Someone Stole It

1/19/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0118_katharine-mcphee_TMZKatharine McPhee's gonna have to make do without some coupons, catalogs and Publishers Clearing House offers -- some of her mail got jacked by an alleged car burglar. 

The female suspect got nabbed early Monday after neighbors saw her rooting through a car. When they asked what the hell she was doing, she threw a bunch of papers, and fled on foot ... until cops caught her a few minutes later.

The car she got into was not Katharine's, but some of the papers she tossed included the "Scorpion" star's mail. The perp was booked for felony car burglary. It's still unclear where or when she scooped up the mail.

Katharine should be fine ... there'll be another sale at Penney's next week. 

Steven Avery's Ex-Fiancee Steven Tied Me To The Bed, Too

1/18/2016 12:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0118-jodi-steven-avery-netflixJodi Stachowski, the ex-fiancee of "Making a Murderer's" Steven Avery, claims he put her in forced circumstances similar to those of murder victim Teresa Halbach

Jodi tells us she believes Brendan Dassey's retelling of Teresa Halbach's rape and murder, because Steven had at one point tied her to a bedpost with rope and tried to videotape it. She says Steven wanted to have sex while she was restrained but she was so adamant he backed down.

Jodi says Steven has a history of using fear as a weapon ... her most recent evidence of this is a letter she got from him in August, asking for money. 

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Stephanie Seymour Backs That Thing Up ... Gets Busted for DUI

1/18/2016 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0118-stephanie-seymour-getty-01Stephanie Seymour got a DUI ... after allegedly going the wrong way at a stop sign.

The supermodel was arrested on Friday night in Greenwich, CT. According to Connecticut State Police, Stephanie was stopped on an off-ramp from I-95 when another car came up and stopped behind her. Instead of going forward ... cops say Stephanie threw her 2015 Range Rover into reverse and hit the other vehicle.

She refused to take a field sobriety test, even though the officer on the scene said she smelled like booze, was unsteady on her feet and had bloodshot eyes. 

The driver of the other car did not report any injuries.

47-year-old Stephanie was booked for DUI. 

Don McLean 'American Pie' Songwriter Arrested for Domestic Violence

1/18/2016 6:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Don McLean -- the artist who wrote -- arguably -- one of the 3 best songs ever -- was arrested for domestic violence.

Cops in Camden, Maine responded at 2 AM Monday to a 911 call at McLean's residence. Cops arrested the singer for domestic violence assault -- a misdemeanor.

The arrest was without incident and after posting $10,000 bail he was released.

The mugshot -- first obtained by the Wiscassat newspaper -- was taken at the Knox County jail.

McLean performs only occasionally ... the last time at the Maine Lobster Festival back in August.

The singer/songwriter reportedly sold the handwritten lyrics to "American Pie" at Christie's auction house for $1.2 million.

Apollo Nida Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker They Pick Up My Prison Calls!!!

1/17/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0104-apollo-nida-tmz"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Apollo Nida is learning who his real friends are while he's in prison, and two very unlikely suspects have remained loyal ... Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker

Apollo phoned us from prison to say most people won't take his call, so he was really surprised when Kandi and Todd took the time to jawbone with him when he reached out. 

What's more ... Apollo says the couple constantly check up on him and even put money in his commissary account. 

He says he never expected the support since Kandi and Apollo's wife, Phaedra Parks, had a falling out on 'RHOA.'

Nick Carter You Haven't Heard ... The Truth About My Arrest

1/14/2016 1:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nick Carter swears there's much more to his arrest than meets the eye -- even though he's already been recorded describing the bar fight, in his own words, to cops.

The Backstreet Boys singer had a few words for reporters after he was arraigned in Key West. When he was released Thursday afternoon he said, "The truth will come out."

Nick and his pal, Michael Papayans, bailed out of jail after getting busted for misdemeanor battery.

You've gotta see this video of Nick right before the arrest -- it's that magic moment when cops arrive, your buzz starts to wear off and you tell your friend, "I'm so sorry, man!!" 

Ex 'Power Rangers' Star Rearrested and ... Charged with Murder

1/14/2016 10:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0114-ricardo-medina-jr-getty-01update_graphic_red_bar3:45 PM PST -- Medina's attorney tells TMZ, "As far as i know, nothing has changed since a year ago when Rickey was first arrested. From the evidence I am aware of, he is as innocent now as he was then ... Waiting a year to charge someone can prejudice a client; memories become faded, you may not be able to find percipient witnesses, and crime scenes can get corrupted."update_grey_gray_barRicardo Medina Jr. -- one of the stars of "Power Rangers Samurai" -- has been arrested for the 2nd time in the murder of his roommate, but this time he's been charged for the crime.

Medina was arrested about a year ago for allegedly stabbing his Palmdale, CA roommate Josh Sutter multiple times with a "Conan the Barbarian" sword ... during an argument over Medina's girlfriend. Medina claimed it was self-defense and was eventually released.

The D.A. kicked his case back to cops for more investigation, and he's been walking free ever since. 

But we've learned Medina was re-arrested Thursday morning by L.A. County Sheriff's detective outside his house. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the D.A. has already charged him with one count of murder.

Sutter's family believes Medina was charged because evidence didn't back up his self defense story. Specifically, they say Josh had defensive wounds on his hands, and most of the blood was outside of Medina's room. Medina had claimed he retreated to his room to escape Josh.  

He faces 26 years to life in prison if convicted. 

Nick Carter Arrest Bodycam Video ... Bouncers Attacked 'Like Navy SEALS!'

1/14/2016 9:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nick Carter and his buddy claim they were repeatedly beat down by staffers at a Key West bar -- something they drunkenly tried to tell cops right before they got arrested.  

We got the bodycam video shot by a Key West officer outside Hog's Breath Saloon Wednesday night, where Nick and Michael Papayans blurted out their version of the fight.

Papayans admits they were relatively drunk (whatever that means), and that Nick popping off to a bouncer started the fight. Actually, it wasn't much of a fight the way he described it -- "They tackled me like they were f**king Navy SEALS or something."

Cops checked surveillance cams, and as we first reported ... busted both guys for misdemeanor battery.

The vid's kinda dark, but the audio is crystal clear ... especially when Papayans tries to drop Nick's name to the cop, and gets no reaction.  

Nick Carter Arrest DRUNKER THAN LIFE ... Fought Bouncer, Lost

1/14/2016 6:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0113-nick-carter-mugA wasted Nick Carter and his equally drunk friend got beat up by bar staff at a bar in Florida Wednesday night before getting arrested ... with Nick allegedly trying to choke a bouncer ... TMZ has learned.  

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, bar staff told cops Carter and his pal Michael Papayans were HAMMERED when they arrived to the bar before 7 PM.  

Bar workers say they REFUSED to serve the guys -- and then kicked 'em out when they became angry with the bartenders. That's when things got violent.  

0113_nick_carter_police_tmz_wm-arrow-2Witnesses and staff told cops one of the guys tried to sucker punch an employee -- Papayans headbutted the bar manager -- and then Carter grabbed a bouncer BY THE THROAT!! 

So, what happens when you try to fight the bar? The bar wins. 

Cops say when they arrived on scene both guys were already restrained by staffers -- and Papayans had blood all over his hands, face and knees.  

Eventually, both men were arrested for battery -- Carter is still in custody. 

Tell me why??????

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