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Kim Richards

No Jail Time ...

Banned From Bev Hills Hotel

8/31/2015 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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No more fab brunches for Kim Richards at the Beverly Hills Hotel -- but she also won't be dining in county jail ... after striking a plea deal for her drunken arrest.

Prosecutors offered the following deal in court this morning: 3 years probation, 52 AA classes, and 30 days community labor. Kim wasn't in court, but her attorney accepted the deal on one condition -- that she instead get community service.

Her attorney says Kim can't do labor tasks -- such as freeway cleanup duty -- due to a foot injury. Kim also has to stay away from the Bev Hills Hotel -- where she was busted back in April for an alleged drunken rampage. 

Prosecutors said Kim needs medical docs to back up her foot claim. If both sides can hammer out that part of the deal by Sept. 14 ... she'll avoid making another trip to jail.

Miley Cyrus

Have My Joint!

Forget I Hosted VMAs

8/31/2015 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miley Cyrus shared her DNA with photographers backstage at the VMAs -- via the joint she passed around the room.

'Mary Jane' Cyrus kicked off her post-VMA meeting with the media by lighting up and passing it to reporters and photogs -- several of whom gladly indulged.

No doubt, the ganja gift was a great way to soften them up BEFORE they fired off questions about her hosting performance -- or Nicki Minaj.

Of course, that gift came doused in her saliva ... if you're into that.

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Young Dro

Stripper Says Rapper Stole My Car ...

And Got Me Busted

8/30/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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11:00 AM PST: TMZ has learned the woman arrested is not a stripper, but IS an employee of the Pink Pony strip club.

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Young Dro has not only royally pissed off a stripper, she says he set her up and got her arrested for weed and an illegal gun.

According to a police report, Dro was in a city near Atlanta in February when he went to a stripper friend and asked to borrow her Cadillac. She agreed, with one condition ... that he pick her up after her shift at the Pink Pony.

Dro stood the stripper up, so she used her OnStar to track down the Caddy, which she found in a parking lot. Turns out cops were interested in the car as well, because they had just seen 2 men wildly driving it. So the stripper and cops showed up at the same time.

PROBLEM: Cops saw a big bag of weed in plain view in the backseat. That triggered a search, which produced a gun that turned out to be stolen.

To the stripper's shock, cops arrested her for the ganja and the gun.  

When the stripper got sprung, she filed a grand theft auto report against Dro, and cops arrested him.

An Uber would have been so much easier.

Young Buck

Judge Not that Pee-o'd

Over Fake Urine Test

8/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0826-young-buck-getty-02Young Buck will not be going to prison for playing dirty with his pee.

Buck was facing 5 years for trying to pass off someone else's urine as his own during a random drug test in his weapons case. He brought someone else's pee to the probation department in a plastic bag and tried to pass it off as his own ... but he got caught.

The judge showed mercy, agreeing with prosecutors that rehab was more appropriate than prison. As Bossip first reported ... Buck must complete a treatment program, 100 hours of community service and pay a $7.5k fine. 

Young Buck ... urine the judge's good graces ... for now.

NHL's Mike Richards

Charged with Drug Possession

... In Canada

8/27/2015 8:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0827-mike-richards-getty-01Ex-L.A. Kings player Mike Richards has been charged with possession of a controlled substance over an incident involving prescription drugs ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

As we previously reported, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were investigating the NHL player for allegedly transporting Oxycodone across the border back in June.   

Now, we've learned he's been charged with a crime -- and if convicted as a first time offender, he faces up to 6 months behind bars. 

He's due to appear in court in Canada next month. 

USC's Steve Sarkisian

I'm Getting Treatment

... But I'm No Alcoholic

8/25/2015 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0825-steve-starkisian-abc-01USC football coach Steve Sarkisian says he will get "treatment" -- after a drunken incident at a USC football event .... but he insists he's not an alcoholic. 

Sarkisian just addressed the media and again apologized for his drunken behavior Saturday night -- where he cussed and trashed PAC 12 schools to a packed crowd.  

Sarkisian says he mixed booze with medication that night -- which caused him to act differently. He would not name the medication he was on.  

As for the treatment he will be receiving, Sarkisian was not clear -- but said, "I don't know that I need rehab."

He also says he will not drink alcohol for the rest of the football season.  

Sark added, "The moral of the story is if you mix medication with alcohol, you say things or do things you regret."

And get this ... the USC players punished Sarkisian by making him do a "hard lessons" physical workout session, generally reserved for when players screw up.  

Sark's session was complete with a series of "up downs" -- and he was "drenched" when the workout was over. 

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Powerful Alums & Boosters Pissed

... Calls to Fire Coach

8/24/2015 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The backlash over Steve Sarkisian's drunken comments at a USC event has begun -- with several high-powered alums and boosters calling for the school to fire the coach ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Multiple high-ranking USC sources tell us ... ever since reports surfaced about the USC head football coach slurring and cussing at a major USC function Saturday night, the powers that be at SC have been getting complaints from the people who back the program. 

One high-ranking USC source tells us ... "I've been getting a flurry of phone calls this morning from people who want him out. They feel he's an embarrassment to the program and the community."

Sarkisian has already apologized for his behavior -- and says he has assured SC's athletic director that it won't happen again. 

We're told Sark has NOT yet addressed the football team over the incident -- but he's planning on speaking with the players about it. 

We spoke to the parents of one USC football recruit who also tells us they're disappointed by Sark's actions -- but were NOT pulling their kid from the program over it. 

Still, everybody knows how powerful alumni and boosters are at USC -- and if Sark can't fix things with them ASAP, his career with the Trojans could be short lived.

Young Buck

Urine Big Trouble Now

8/24/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0821-young-buck-INSTAGRAM-01Young Buck could go to prison for faking a piss.

The rapper -- who is on a probation -- used someone else's urine to pass a drug test ... so claims his probation officer.

The P.O. says Buck came in for his drug test and concealed a plastic bag with someone else's clean pee, and then used a tube to transfer it into a sample cup.

Turns out it's a felony to falsify a court-ordered urine test, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.  

According to court docs, Buck had been smoking weed while traveling with another rap artist. TMZ broke the story ... that artist is none other than Snoop.

Steve Nash

Pass the Molly

... Strictly for a Movie

8/21/2015 1:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0821-steve-nash-TMZ-01Steve Nash wants everyone to know how awesome it was to drop ecstasy pills -- when it was legal, of course ... so he's making a movie about the drug craze.

The ex-NBA MVP is producing the flick centering around the drug's popularity in Dallas in the '80s (h/t BSO) ... when it was legal. We know what you're thinking -- Nash played for the Dallas Mavericks from 1998 to 2004.

The answer is yes, that's when he learned about X ... strictly from talking to people in Big D, of course. Steve told Variety, "After poring over the material I found an incredibly unique story with so many vibrant characters and a bold history known as the origin to the rave scene ecstasy culture."

And you thought he was just racking up assists down in Dallas.

Rosie O'Donnell

Daughter Found Hanging With Heroin Convict

8/19/2015 3:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0819-rosie-odonnell-chelsea-odonnell-steven-sheerer-TMZ_TWITTER-01Rosie O'Donnell  wants everyone to know that the 25-year-old man who was with her runaway 17-year-old daughter Chelsea when cops found her has a serious criminal record.

O'Donnell set off a firestorm by pointing the finger at Steve Sheerer, who she alleges has done this type of thing before.  

Fact is ... Sheerer does indeed have a criminal record. He was arrested in 2012 for heroin possession, heroin possession with the intent to distribute, and endangering the welfare of a child. He pled guilty to one heroin charge and the other 2 were dismissed. He was sentenced to 53 days in jail.

And just before his sentencing, Sheerer was arrested again for possession of Suboxone -- a drug to treat opiate addiction.  

Police were able to find Chelsea by pinging her cell phone, and they discovered her with Sheerer at a house where he was staying. 

The good news ... cops didn't find drugs when they picked her up, and she was lucid. 

Joe Jackson

Pumped Up and Ready to Sue

Over Viagra Story

8/15/2015 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Joe Jackson did not OD on Viagra, and he's ready to sue some media outlets that made the claim.

A rep for Joe tells us the 87-year-old's lawyer has an international media company called RTL in the crosshairs for reporting that Joe's stroke and heart attacks were triggered by too much Viagra.

Other media made similar claims, and Joe's lawyer plans to go after them as well.

The rep says Jackson has hospital records proving there was no Viagra in his system when he was admitted.

Jackson arrived back in the U.S. this week after suffering three heart attacks and a stroke while vacationing in Brazil.

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Kobe Bryant

Sipping on Sake!!

Blame Vanessa ... Or Maybe He's All Growed Up

8/13/2015 8:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant's romantic night out in Japan with his wife is sparking a battle royale in our office -- prepare to join the melee.

The issue: Kobe and Vanessa went out for dinner in Tokyo and ordered sake. Totally NON-controversial -- right up until they drank the sake.

After a kiss, they SIP from their sake glasses!! PINKIES OUT, EVEN. Heavy drinkers are pissed. Their point is sake should be slammed like a shot (it's in a shot glass, after all) ... especially by Kobe. They're insinuating the sip must be Vanessa's idea.

However, every etiquette guide to drinking sake points out it is actually supposed to be sipped. That is, unless you're an uncultured 22-year-old frat boy. 

So, we gotta ask ...  

Captain Morgan Sues

Shiver Me Timbers

My Look-Alike's Selling Drugs!!!

8/13/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0812-captain-morgan-amsterdam-getty-instagramCaptain Morgan is putting his foot down -- not on a barrel of rum ... on another Captain it claims is ruining its business by using a similar character to sell psychedelic drugs. 

The company that's drawn the Captain's ire is Captain Amsterdam. According to the lawsuit, Captain Amsterdam sells e-cigarette refills, as well as "psychedelic and stimulant drugs such as salvia" ... a throwback to Miley's escapades with salvia

Morgan claims Amsterdam sells a whole line of "questionable" goods using various Captain names, including Captain E-Juice, Captain Salvia and Captain Kava. 

Captain Morgan wants Captain Amsterdam to stop using the name and likeness, recall the products and then destroy them, and have Amsterdam fork over any profits from the infringing work.  

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