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T.I. Charged for Assaulting Security Guard ... Likely Faces No Jail Time

7/16/2018 8:10 AM PDT

T.I.'s argument with a security guard in his gated community has amped up ... he's been charged with 3 misdemeanors.

Prosecutors in Henry County charged the rapper with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct stemming from his arrest back in May, when a security guard refused to let him into the premises. T.I.'s lawyer, Steve Sadow, tells TMZ the charges are "baseless, ill-founded and unjustified." 

A source with direct knowledge of the case tells us ... T.I. likely faces no jail time.

Sadow also says the security guard, Euwan James, "was fired for the way he handled the situation with T.I.," in a statement that was first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

As we first reported ... the security guard called 911 and said Tip was threatening him and asking him to step outside of the guard shack. T.I. was adamant he did not deserve to get arrested ... saying as much to cops.

Boxer Victor Ortiz Allegedly Violates Probation Warrant Issued

7/11/2018 9:21 AM PDT

Boxer Victor Ortiz is a wanted man ... after officials said he violated his probation in his DUI case -- and now a warrant has been issued for his arrest.  

As we previously reported, the former WBC welterweight champ -- and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant -- was busted for drunk driving back in 2016 and was later sentenced to 3 years probation.  

Well ... according to court docs, he was supposed to check in with his probation officer on June 20 -- but failed to do so -- and was then ordered to appear in court on July 10. 

He blew that off too ... so a violation of probation warrant was issued. 

It's not like cops will be out hunting Ortiz down -- but if he has a brush with the law, he'll be arrested and hauled into court. Bail has already been set at $5,000. 

We reached out to Victor's camp -- but so far, no word back. 

Heather Locklear EMT She Allegedly Attacked Lawyers Up

7/5/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Heather Locklear may have to answer for her alleged drunken attack on a paramedic -- and not just in criminal court -- because we've learned the EMT's hired a lawyer.

Sources connected to the case tell TMZ ... the EMT who Heather allegedly kicked during her most recent dustup late last month claims to have suffered serious injury during the ordeal. The EMT has hired personal injury lawyer Kevin Flahavan.

We broke the story ... Heather was arrested for 2 counts of misdemeanor battery upon an officer and emergency personnel while authorities tried separating her from family members. Law enforcement sources told us she punched a cop, and kicked an EMT.

We're told the EMT has been reassigned to desk duty as a result of injuries to her head and neck. Apparently the injuries make paramedic work all but impossible ... at least for now. 

Our sources say the EMT not only wants money for medical bills and pain and suffering ... but also some cash for emotional abuse after allegedly being verbally abused by Heather.

We reached out to Flahavan about the incident, who refused to comment beyond saying his only concern was his client's health and well-being.

Reuben Foster Suspended For Weapons & Weed ... Apologizes for 'My Mistakes'

7/3/2018 12:27 PM PDT
Breaking News

49ers star Reuben Foster was just hit with a 2-game suspension for his 2018 arrests involving guns and weed -- and issued a statement apologizing for his "mistakes."

Foster recently pled no contest to misdemeanor possession of an assault weapon stemming from a February domestic violence arrest.

The domestic violence case went to court -- but the charges were ultimately dismissed when the alleged victim changed her story and claimed she made the whole thing up.

Foster was also arrested back in January for marijuana possession in Alabama.

Tuesday, the NFL punished the linebacker for the guns and weed -- but NOT for anything connected to domestic violence.

He'll miss the first 2 games of the NFL season without pay.

Foster issued a statement, saying he's "sorry that my mistakes have hurt my team."

"I have a responsibility to the 49ers, our fans and our community, and I am committed to learning from this situation and making better choices in the future."

"The support I have received over the last five months has been humbling, and I do not take it for granted.”

DeAndre Hopkins NFL Should Let Us Use CBD ... It Wouldn't Hurt!!

7/2/2018 12:55 AM PDT

DeAndre Hopkins thinks the NFL SHOULD follow the BIG3's lead and legalize CBD use ... telling TMZ Sports, "I don't think it would hurt."

The Texans WR has seen firsthand the damages of the NFL -- both his star teammates J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson missed most of last season 'cause of injuries -- and he thinks CBD medication can ease pain.

"I only think it would help if they do. You look at all the problems with heads. I don't think it would hurt for us to try something else and see what can help players."

Remember ... Ice Cube made huge waves earlier this week when he announced he's allowing BIG3 players to use the cannabis compound, cannabidiol (CBD), to treat pain and other medical issues.

Hopkins is all for lifting the ban on it in the NFL ... saying he's already seen its benefits in hockey players in Canada.

But will Cube's allowance REALLY help build a bridge for other leagues to follow?

"I think so," Hopkins says.

Heather Locklear To Undergo Long-Term Care ... For Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues

6/30/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Heather Locklear will soon move from the psychiatric ward at an L.A.-area hospital to a long-term facility so doctors, psychiatrists and others can help her deal with serious substance abuse as well as mental health issues ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to Heather's family tell us ... doctors at the hospital where she was taken after her latest arrest have conducted a battery of tests that have painted a clear picture ... Heather's problems involve substance abuse and mental health in equal measure, although it's possible the latter is even more serious than the former.

We're told Heather has been cooperative so far, and has voluntarily agreed to enter the long-term facility for treatment. Our sources say there is no plan to try and get a conservatorship, because it's virtually impossible under these circumstances in California -- courts just wouldn't approve it.

There's a lot of breath-holding in Heather's family ... they're hoping she stays committed to receiving long-term treatment. 

TMZ broke the stories ... Heather was arrested in June for battery on a police officer, before she was hospitalized for an apparent overdose. 

Ice Cube BIG3's New CBD Rules Will Force Other Leagues to Legalize It

6/27/2018 2:36 PM PDT

Ice Cube says now that his BIG3 basketball league has legalized CBD medication for pain management -- he truly believes other major sports leagues will follow suit. 

The BIG3 made the announcement Tuesday ... saying players are now allowed to use the cannabis compound, cannabidiol (CBD), to treat pain and other medical issues. 

"We always change the game," Cube told TMZ Sports in NYC ... "We ahead of the game."

As for plans to legalize THC -- the component of marijuana that gets you high -- Cube isn't ruling that out either somewhere down the line. 

CBD is currently banned in the NFL, the NBA and other leagues -- despite an outcry from players who believe it's a safer alternative to prescription pain medication. 

XXXTentacion 2nd P.O.I. Has Long Rap Sheet ... Charges from Weapons, Drugs & Stolen IDs

6/27/2018 11:59 AM PDT
Breaking News

The man named as a new person of interest in XXXTentacion's murder case has had a lot of run-ins with the law, much like the arrested murder suspect ... TMZ has learned.

22-year-old Robert Allen's rap sheet in Broward County, FL dates back to early 2015, when he was hit with 3 felony charges after being pulled over for riding without a seat belt. He was charged with trafficking cocaine, carrying a concealed firearm and grand theft of a firearm. 

Later that year, two warrants for his arrest were issued for allegedly carrying PVP (a synthetic party drug) and carrying a concealed firearm. He was charged with the 2 felonies.

Allen was also hit with 22 felonies in 2016 (yes, you read right) ... all of which pertained to IDs and credit card info he was accused of stealing. He was just placed on probation for 45 months this past December. You'll recall ... the lone murder suspect in custody so far, Dedrick D. Williams, had quite the criminal record himself, with a number of gun, drug and DV charges

As we reported ... cops want to talk to Allen in connection to XXX's murder over a week ago. We don't know why police believe he might be a person of interest.

While it's unclear if Allen is one of the 2 other murder suspects on the loose -- we do know the feds are hot on their trail

Jamie Foxx Drops $500k On BET After-Party ... Feat. Migos, T.I., Tyga & Too Short

6/25/2018 1:23 PM PDT

Jamie Foxx threw a BET after-party that possibly rivaled the Vanity Fair Oscar party because the place was swarming with A-listers and featured performances by Migos and T.I. 

We're told Foxx dropped half a million on the shindig that was held in his L.A.-area mansion after Sunday's awards show. Guests, which included Michael B. Jordan and the entire cast of "Empire," had to be shuttled to the event. MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh and Lil Mama were also there. 

In addition to Migos and Tip ... Tyga and Too Short also took the stage. There were six open bars where Grey Goose flowed like water and, for anyone who had too much, there was In-N-Out burger.

We're told security was making sure no one went upstairs, since it was Foxx's legit home. Bet cleanup was a bitch, not that Foxx is going to be handling that either. He just signs the checks.

'Cooking on High' Star Weed Food ... More Than Just Brownies!!!

6/22/2018 1:46 PM PDT

"Cooking on High" star Ngaio Bealum has a message for all stoners and non-stoners out there -- limiting your weed palate to just brownies is the stuff of amateurs.

The resident culinary weed expert for the new Netflix show was on "TMZ Live" dropping serious knowledge on how cannabis food has come a long way in just a short period of time. The show -- which premiered Friday -- is a new cooking show that pits 10 cannabis chefs who will compete and strut their stuff for a panel of judges.

Check it out ... Ngaio breaks down how fancy weed food can get. Think lobster and steak. He also gives some thoughtful advice on how to stay focused when chowing down 3 or 4-course weed meals.

So, put the chips down, pull up a chair and get cultured on cuisine ... weed style!!

'Storm Chasers' Star Joel Taylor Died of MDMA Overdose On Cruise Ship

6/22/2018 8:21 AM PDT

"Storm Chasers" star Joel Taylor died from an ecstasy overdose while on a cruise ship earlier this year ... according to his toxicology results.

The Bureau of Forensic Sciences of Puerto Rico tells us, based on Taylor's lab results, it was determined his cause of death was MDMA poisoning. They also found traces of ketamine in his system.

TMZ broke the story -- Taylor was found unresponsive in his room back in January -- witnesses told us he was seen earlier in the night being carried off the dance floor by two other men. We were told he'd consumed multiple substances.

The cruise Taylor was on was full of celebs, with performances from Olivia Newton-John and Galantis

Several people had been arrested prior to boarding the ship in Ft. Lauderdale for drug possession.

Taylor was 38 years old. 

Jim Jones Busted for Drugs, Gun Possession ... Chased Down by Cops

6/21/2018 1:10 PM PDT

Jim Jones is facing a handful of charges after he and friends led Georgia cops on a chase that ended with him getting busted for possession of drugs and a handgun ... TMZ has learned.

The NYC rapper was a backseat passenger in a car cops pulled over Thursday night in Cowetta County. According to the Sheriff's Dept., instead of stopping, the car accelerated and cops gave chase. During the chase, the car struck a deputy's vehicle ... and finally stopped.

We're told Jones and three others were in the car. After a search, deputies found marijuana, oxycodone, Percocet, vape cartridges, THC oil, 2 loaded pistols and cash ... which Jones called "just petty cash." 

One of the pistols was stolen, according to cops. Neither Jones nor his friends admitted possession of any of the items ... but Jones said he had a prescription for the Oxy and Percocet pills. Jones also told cops he told the driver to pull over, but she was acting "incoherent."

Since no one claimed the paraphernalia ... everyone was busted. Jones was charged for possession of the stolen gun, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime and possession of narcotics ... all felonies. He also got a misdemeanor for the prescription pills not being in their original container.

Jones was released on $7,000 bail.

Baker Mayfield Breaks Down Cop Tackle Video 'So Much Regret'

6/21/2018 10:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

Baker Mayfield just gave the play-by-play on his infamous 2017 arrest -- where he was chased down and tackled by police in Arkansas -- and said, "There's so much regret about that."

The #1 pick in the NFL Draft appeared on FS1's 'The Herd' with Colin Cowherd -- who played the arrest video for Baker and asked him straight-up what the hell he was thinking. 

As previously reported, Baker was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after trying to run from cops who wanted to question him about a fight from earlier that evening. 

Baker was adamant to Cowherd that he was not in trouble for anything when cops approached him -- but he freaked out due to his "state of mind."

"For some reason, I thought I was in trouble," Mayfield said ... so he decided to try and run away. 

Cops then tackled him down to the ground and the video went viral. 

"That was very eye-opening to me," Mayfield said ... explaining that the incident was a "rude awakening to responsibility and accountability."

Baker insists he's learned his lesson and has become better as a player and a person as a result. 

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