'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.
Katharine 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.
Jodi 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.
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.
3:45 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."Ricardo 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.
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."
A 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.
Witnesses 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.