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Aaron Hernandez Gun Tats Can Be Used Against Him ... Judge Rules

1/10/2017 8:42 AM PST
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0110_aaron-hernandez_gettyAaron Hernandez's gun tattoos -- which he allegedly got to commemorate 2 violent crimes -- can be used against him in his double murder case ... a judge has ruled. 

Prosecutors believe the ex-NFL star memorialized two violent incidents, including the 2012 double murder, by getting the weapons he used tatted on his body.

In the murder case, prosecutors believe the killer fired 5 shots from a revolver ... and believe it's no coincidence that Aaron went out and got a tat of a revolver with 5 bullets along with the words, "God Forgives."

Prosecutors also believe another tattoo of a semi-automatic pistol with a single spent shell casing commemorates the time he shot a guy in the face in 2013 with a semi-automatic pistol. 

Aaron's lawyers argued that the tats should NOT be admissible -- claiming it was "rank speculation."

But the judge ruled there's too much of a connection to ignore -- and will allow prosecutors to present them as evidence in court. 

Hernandez is accused of killing two people in a drive-by shooting after they accidentally bumped into him inside a Boston nightclub. He's already serving a life sentence for killing another man in 2013. 

The double murder trial begins on Feb. 13th. 

'Sandlot' Star Mike Vitar Dodges Prison For Vicious Beatdown

1/10/2017 8:43 AM PST
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 0110-michael-vitar-sandlot-FOX-01update_graphic_red_bar10:48 AM PT -- TMZ has learned Mike Vitar has been placed on an unpaid 6 month suspension from the Fire Dept.

update_grey_gray_bar'Sandlot' star Mike Vitar won't be doing hard time for the near-fatal Halloween attack on a college grad student.

Vitar, now a firefighter, took a deal ... pleading no contest to misdemeanor battery. He and 2 other firefighters involved were initially facing 4 years in prison for felony assault.

0110-michael-vitar-now-TUMBLR-01Vitar will have to complete 90 days of community service and take weekly anger management classes for a year. He also has to pay a $2,000 fine and TBD amount of restitution to the victim ... which will be determined in a hearing next month.

The victim was beaten so badly his pulse stopped and the same firefighters who attacked him had to revive him.

One of the firefighters is still fighting the charges.

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Ex-NBA Player Orien Greene Arrested for Creepy Butt Rub

1/10/2017 7:39 AM PST
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Ex-NBA player Orien Greene -- a 2005 2nd round pick -- was arrested in Florida on Monday morning after officials say he snuck into 2 homes and rubbed a sleeping woman's butt. 

Yeah ... creepy. 

According to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports, the 34-year-old ex-Boston Celtics player entered the first home early in the morning and went to the master bedroom where he encountered a 56-year-old woman lying in bed.   

Greene then left without further incident and went to a 2nd home across the street ... where he allegedly went to the bedroom and saw a 40-year-old woman sleeping in bed. 

Greene allegedly kissed the sleeping woman on the neck and "rubbed her butt."

The woman woke up and started yelling ... Greene allegedly booked it and went to his girlfriend's house (which is in the same neighborhood).

Cops found Greene and booked him for felony burglary and misdemeanor battery ... and then he posed for the saddest mug shot ever.  

Charles Manson Manson Murders Bed Up For Auction

1/10/2017 12:40 AM PST
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0109-helter-skelter-amazon-ole-hound-auction-4A bed frame from Sharon Tate's home -- where one of Charles Manson's famous victims slept almost 50 years ago -- is up for auction ... if you're into that sorta thing.

The wooden bed frame belonged to Abigail Folger ... the coffee heiress who lived with Tate. She was lying in the bed moments before she was chased out of the room at knifepoint by one of Manson's followers, and stabbed 28 times.

Crime scene pics of the bed are featured in the book, 'Helter Skelter' -- and Ole Hound Auction House expects it to fetch up to $5k, but it's hard to estimate because they've never sold such a unique piece.

And there's this morbid thought -- we're told the frame's price could jump up significantly if Manson dies before February 10 ... the day it hits the auction block.

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Kim Kardashian Robbery Cops Haul in New Suspects, Evidence Report Claims Inside Job

1/9/2017 2:31 PM PST
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0109-kim-kardashian-perp-walk-continued-launch-2Paris cops working the Kim Kardashian robbery are taking suspects and a ton of evidence into custody ... and now there's a report one of her drivers was allegedly involved.

We got these pics of investigators handcuffing several more of the so-called Kim K 17 -- the suspects allegedly tied to the October heist. You can also see cops confiscating several items, like big screen TVs, from their homes.

According to French newspaper Le Monde, one of the 17 is a driver for a limo company frequently used by the Kardashians when they're in Paris. The report raises an old theory about Kim's robbery -- that it was an inside job.

The report says cops think he could have given out info on Kim's whereabouts the night she was robbed.

'Hollyweed' Prankster Arrested Surrenders to Cops

1/9/2017 3:21 PM PST
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0109-hollyweed-jesus-hands-zach-fernandez-INSTAGRAM-01The guy who infamously altered the iconic Hollywood sign to read "Hollyweed" ... surrendered to cops and was promptly arrested Monday afternoon.

Zach Fernandez turned himself in at LAPD's Hollywood station with his attorney in tow. He was booked for misdemeanor trespassing, and released after posting a $1,000 bond.

Zach pulled the stunt on New Year's Day, and while he was praised by fellow weed smokers ... he quickly felt the heat from cops. As we reported, he had bolted out of town after promising to meet with detectives.

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Joey Porter Arrest Video Handcuffed, Jawing at Cops

1/9/2017 10:55 AM PST
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update_graphic_red_bar12:40 PM PT -- Kevin Colbert, General Manager of the Steelers, says the team has placed Porter on leave while they gather more information about his arrest. update_grey_gray_barTMZ Sports has obtained video of Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter being arrested after he allegedly roughed up a bouncer Sunday night ... and he's jawing at cops during the incident. 

As we previously reported, an off-duty officer says Porter got into it with a bouncer at The Flats bar after he was denied entry. The officer says the ex-NFL linebacker grabbed the bouncer and lifted him off the ground.

The officer says an allegedly drunk Porter then grabbed him by the wrist in a threatening manner ... and began to yell at him that he did nothing wrong. Porter was eventually arrested after the officer called for backup.

In the footage, you can see a heated Porter in cuffs. It's unclear exactly what he's saying to the officers. 

Sources at the bar tell us Porter was at the bar with at least 2 Steelers players ... who were screaming they would never come back to that bar.

Porter was booked and released on $25k bail. 

Kim Kardashian Robbery Suspects Caught By DNA, Surveillance Video

1/9/2017 6:00 AM PST
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The masked robbers who bound and gagged Kim Kardashian should have watched 'CSI' before pulling off the heist, because they may have been nabbed because they left their DNA behind.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops found DNA from at least one and possibly 2 robbers on the gag they used to silence Kim.

We're also told the surveillance video of the robbers bicycling away from Kim's apartment helped cops in their hunt.

Cops now tell us 17 people in all have been taken in from 5 different cities in France. Three are female ... the rest male.

Joey Porter Allegedly Attacked Bouncer ... In Front of Cops

1/9/2017 6:26 AM PST
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0109-joey-porter-Allegheny-County-JailNew details from the Joey Porter arrest ... cops say the Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach roughed up a bouncer at a South Side bar after the game Sunday night ... in a VERY boozy altercation. 

According to the court complaint ... an off-duty cop arrived to the bar around 9:30 PM to find the former linebacker "standing over" the doorman.

The doorman told Porter, "Last time you were here, you threatened to kill me. You need to leave. You are not getting in."

At that point, cops say "Porter lunged at [the bouncer] and grasped [him] by his arms" ... and lifted him off the ground. 

The off-duty officer says he rushed in and pulled Porter off the bouncer. The cop says Porter then grabbed HIM by the wrist -- and tried to plead his innocence. 

He told the cop, while still grabbing him, "I'm not touching you."

The cop says Porter reeked of booze. 

Eventually, Porter let go and was arrested. The cop says he was in fear that Porter was going to cause him "serious injury." 

Porter was eventually booked for aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. 

Bail was set at $25k.

Kim Kardashian Multiple Suspects Nabbed by Cops In Paris Robbery

1/9/2017 3:16 AM PST
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0109-kim-kardashian-TMZ-0French police have nabbed 16 people and hauled them into multiple police stations in connection with the Kim Kardashian Paris robbery.

The suspects were arrested in 5 different cities and it appears it was a coordinated effort by cops.  

Two masked men pulled off the jewelry heist last October at a luxury Paris apartment, but police think it's a much bigger conspiracy.

It's been widely reported the robbers made off with $10 million in bling, but TMZ reported based on rock-solid information the actual figure -- and insurance claim -- is $5.6 mil. That includes a massive ring worth $4 mil.

The suspects can be held for 96 hours before they have to be either charged or released.

Charles Manson In 'Bad Shape' Back in Prison

1/9/2017 1:00 AM PST
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0108-charles-manson-SPLASH-02Charles Manson is back in Corcoran State Prison, and we're told he might not survive his health crisis.

TMZ broke the story ... Manson was taken to a Bakersfield hospital a week ago for significant intestinal bleeding. Doctors wanted to perform surgery, but Manson refused. Late last week he had a change of heart, but doctors determined he was so weak he might die on the operating table.

The surgeons went back and forth, planning the surgery again ... but ultimately cancelled it.

We're told there was nothing more the hospital could do, so Manson was taken back to Corcoran -- largely for security reasons.

As for the 82-year-old prisoner's condition, one source familiar with the situation said, "He's not good. His health is failing."

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Ft. Lauderdale Shooting Video of First Shots Fired

1/8/2017 8:48 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter walked casually through baggage claim before suddenly pulling his gun out and wreaking havoc.

TMZ has obtained video of the shooting ... we are only showing the seconds leading up to the first shots fired and the panic that ensued.  

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You see the shooter, 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, with a 9 mm handgun tucked inside his waistband, and then pulling it out and beginning to shoot.

5 people were killed.

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Dr. Drew I Feel Sorry for Facebook Live Torturers We Failed Them

1/8/2017 6:59 AM PST
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Dr. Drew admittedly has a strange reaction to the 4 people who tortured and terrorized a mentally disabled man ... he feels sorry for them.

We got the Doc leaving Catch Saturday night, and his reaction is way different than just about everyone ... he thinks we've failed them.

 

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