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Mama June

Prosecuted for Not Paying Child Support

For Molested Daughter

11/14/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mama June Child Support

Mama June stiffed the woman who took care of June's daughter after she was molested by June's boyfriend ... this according to Georgia prosecutors who filed a criminal case against her.

June's mother, Sandra Hale, became the guardian of Anna/aka Chickadee in 2003, a year after Mark McDaniel forced the girl (who was 8 at the time) to perform oral sex on him.  

When the guardianship was created, June was required to pay her mom $100 a month in child support. But fast forward to 2009, when the Henry County D.A. filed criminal contempt charges against June, claiming she was way behind on her payments -- $4,144.62 behind.

According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- June was behind "due to willful and continuous refusal to comply."

The D.A. threatened her with jail if she didn't pay. The mug shot was taken in the contempt case.

The D.A. dismissed the contempt charge 3 months after it was filed ... presumably because June belatedly paid.

Buddy Valastro

You Can't Arrest Me

I'm the Cake Boss

11/13/2014 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

A defiant Buddy Valastro did not go down without a verbal fight ... during his drunk driving bust Thursday morning, he screamed, "You can't arrest me. I'm the cake boss!"

TMZ broke the story ... Buddy was arrested at 1 AM in NYC after cops say they saw him swerving in his 2014 YELLOW CORVETTE. According to the District Attorney's docs ... Buddy's blood alcohol content was .09. Of course, the legal limit is .08.

Buddy was in court Thursday as the complaint was read out loud, and it's entertaining. It says Buddy told cops he was a good guy and they should just put him in a cab ... not arrest him.

He pled not guilty to DWI and was released without bail.


Cake Boss


For Drunk Driving

11/13/2014 12:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Buddy Valastro -- the star of "Cake Boss" -- was arrested early Thursday AM for driving while intoxicated ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... cops noticed the TLC star's 2014 yellow Corvette weaving on 10th Ave in Manhattan. They cops lit 'em up, pulled Buddy over and smelled a strong odor of alcohol.

We're told Buddy flunked multiple field sobriety tests. He was cuffed, taken to the cop shop and booked.

Buddy will go before a judge who will set bail -- probably this morning.


Keyshia Cole Sued

Victim Says Relationship with Birdman

Strictly 'Plutonic'

11/12/2014 3:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The woman attacked by Keyshia Cole in Birdman's L.A. penthouse says the singer was dead wrong to accuse her of banging Bird, because their relationship was "strictly plutonic."

Yes, the lawsuit is entertaining. You'll recall back in September Keyshia showed up at Birdman's
West L.A. building at 5 AM and found her Cash Money CEO/boyfriend there with Sabrina Mercadel.

According to the police report, Keyshia went crazy, scratching her face, beating her and screaming, "Who the f*** are you?  What are you doin' with my man?"

The lawsuit states ... Keyshia insinuated Sabrina was a hooker, saying, "You can get your money later," then slapping her on the butt.

Sabrina's lawyer repeatedly protests that his client was NOT in a romantic relationship with Birdman ... the attorney calls the relationship "plutonic."

The lawyer is in the law firm founded by the late, great Johnny Cochran.  

If the words don't fit
Who gives a s***

Tyler Perry Star

I'm Convinced

My Husband Will Kill Me

11/12/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tasha Smith Husband Restraining Order
Tasha Smith says she agrees with her husband that someone in their house has reason to fear murder ... but she says it's her.

The "Why Did I Get Married?" star just filed legal docs, claiming hubby Keith Douglas flies into jealous rages, calling her a "f***ing d**e" and accusing her of sleeping with other women. She says, "When he's in a rage, I feel that he is capable of killing me."

We broke the story ... Douglas has similar concerns, saying Smith flies into booze-fueled rages and threatens to kill him, warning him to "not fall asleep or something will happen."

Douglas got a restraining order last week, requiring Smith to stay an absurd 2 yards away from him while they're in the house together ... but we're told Douglas has since moved out.

Smith says she'll call a bunch of celebs in their divorce case to validate her claims of abuse, including Tisha Campbell Martin and Elizabeth Rohm

Smith says in her docs she's friends with Michael Jace -- "The Shield" actor who allegedly shot and killed his wife -- and says she told her husband she was worried she'd end up like Jace's wife. 

Both deny the allegations the others have made.  Fortunately, they didn't have kids together.


David Ruffin Jr.

Son of a Temptation ...

Busted for Domestic Violence

11/11/2014 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1111_david_ruffin_jr_gettyThe son of late Motown legend David Ruffin was arrested early Tuesday morning and booked for felony domestic violence.

David Ruffin Jr. was busted by LAPD shortly after midnight. Law enforcement sources tell us officers responded to a home in the San Fernando Valley ... and found a woman with visible injuries, and Ruffin Jr. was taken into custody.

It's unclear what kind of injuries the woman allegedly suffered. Ruffin Jr. is being held on $50,000 bail.

The 48-year-old is a singer and stage actor in Los Angeles. Of course, his father was the Temptations' lead singer from 1964 to 1968.
update_graphic_red_barLaw enforcement sources say the the woman is Ruffin Jr.'s girlfriend ... and we're told she was also arrested and booked for felony domestic violence.


Handcuffed by Cops in South Central

11/10/2014 4:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tyga was cuffed by a swarm of cops in South Central L.A. during a music video shoot.

The rapper was shooting a video in a Rolls-Royce.  He was driving and there were other guys in the car.

The LAPD pulled him over and you see in the video Tyga up against a fence, surrounded by numerous officers and 6 cop cars.

One eyewitness says the traffic stop was for reckless driving ...  we've confirmed this with LAPD. 

It's unclear why Tyga was put in cuffs, but we're told he was eventually released but his bodyguard was arrested ... we're told for possession of a gun that was not registered in California.



'The Voice' Singer

Busted for DUI

Schlitz Happens

11/10/2014 2:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Delvin Choice Arrested For DUI
"The Voice" contestant Delvin Choice is influenced by R&B legend Usher, and cops say he's also influenced by drugs or alcohol ... because Choice got busted for DUI.
Choice -- who made it to the top eight on "The Voice" last season -- was arrested shortly before 2 A.M. Sunday in South Carolina ... after a state trooper pulled him over.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... it's Choice's first offense. He was taken to jail ... and freed after paying $1229.50 bail. 

Choice's father -- who's a Baptist pastor -- told the media, "We all make mistakes in life. We learn from our mistakes."

It's all about choices.


Florida State Coach

It's Not My Job To Investigate Jameis Winston

11/10/2014 2:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1110_jamies_winston_gettyFlorida State University head football coach Jimbo Fisher just addressed questions about the NCAA investigation into Jameis Winston -- saying it's completely out of his hands.

Fisher just spoke with the Orlando Sentinel ... and when asked about the NCAA's probe into allegations Winston was involved in a point shaving scheme to help a high school buddy win a bet, here's what he said: 

"How many reports do we get on guys all the time? We send it to the proper channels and they handle it and you move on."

Fisher did not specify what the proper channels are ... or what information he gave them. 

When the Sentinel again pushed about the NCAA investigation, Jimbo reiterated ... "I just send it to the proper channels."

We called FSU for comment -- but they hung up on us. 

Cranberries Singer

Arrested in Ireland

Allegedly Headbutted a Cop!

11/10/2014 5:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1110-dolores-oriordan-getty-01Cranberries singer Delores O'Riordan was arrested following a flight from New York to Ireland after she allegedly assaulted an airline staffer ... and then she headbutted the cop who tried to arrest her!

The 43-year-old singer was removed from the plane after it landed at Shannon Airport. She was taken to a local hospital but is still in police custody.

Police say the female crew member that O'Riordan allegedly attacked was taken to the hospital with a leg or foot injury. The officer O'Riordan allegedly headbutted was not seriously hurt.

The Cranberries became popular in the mid-1990s and are perhaps best known for their song "Zombie."

Why does this feel alcohol-related?


George Foreman's Son

Off the Hook

in Domestic Violence Case

11/9/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Prosecutors have thrown in the towel in the domestic violence case against George Foreman's son ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We broke the story ... 23-year-old George Foreman the 5th was arrested back in February for allegedly choking his wife during a heated argument at their home in Texas.

But we're told ... in the end, prosecutors just didn't have enough evidence to move forward with a case against him. 

"We didn’t think we could prove [that Foreman strangled his wife]," Harris County D.A. spokesperson Lisa Porter tells TMZ Sports. 

The D.A. eventually filed docs to drop the case against Foreman and a judge has signed off -- meaning Foreman is officially off the hook. 

Case closed.

Yung Berg

Fired from 'Love and Hip Hop'

Over Beating Arrest

11/8/2014 6:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1108-yung-berg-tmz-01Yung Berg has been 86'ed from "Love and Hip Hop Hollywood" ... after he allegedly left his girlfriend cut and bruised from a violent hotel room fight.

VH1 made the quick decision based on the severity of the allegations.

As we previously reported ... Berg and his girlfriend Masika Tucker got into it after he filmed the L.A.H.H.H. reunion special.  We're told the fight was over Berg's credit card being declined during a night out on the town.

His girlfriend told cops the rapper hit her and dragged her around by the hair and grabbed her by the neck -- and on Wednesday he was arrested for obstruction of breathing.


Andy Dick


For Grand Theft Necklace

11/8/2014 4:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1108_andy_dick_gettyAndy Dick is in custody for allegedly running off with a guy's $1,000 necklace.

The troubled actor was riding his bike on Hollywood Blvd. last week when he spotted a guy with the chain. Andy rode up and asked if he could see it. The guy recognized Dick and said, "Sure." Andy then allegedly pulled a Dick move and rode off with the jewelry.

The owner reported it, but Andy was nowhere to be found.  

Andy's luck ran out Friday night, when cops spotted him near his Hollywood apartment, riding his bike. They arrested him for grand theft and he's currently sitting in jail, waiting for someone to post $25K bail.

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