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DJ Whoo Kid

Bieber's On a Mission ...

To Be an N-word

1/24/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber will still be spiraling out of control, despite his arrest, because he's trying like hell "to be a n-word" -- at least according to DJ Whoo Kid.

Kid -- who once got a fake Bieber tatt on his forehead -- was freezing his ass off in NYC, but couldn't resist shouting out Justin for his DUI ... or offering an explanation for Bieb's behavior.

Whoo says "I think Justin Bieber is transforming into the n-word. This year he's strictly n-word dot com."

He even has a string of evidence ... involving Lil Wayne, LIl Scrappy, white girls, and fallopian tubes. You gotta hear Kid state his case, while calling out Justin's b-ball skills.

Funny stuff ... with more than a lil truth.

Adidas

Standing By Bieber

He's Still Wearing Our Kicks

1/23/2014 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber's DUI arrest has NOT cost him the support of a major sponsor ... TMZ has learned Adidas is standing by him -- for now.

The athletic shoe company tells TMZ, "Nothing is changing in our relationship with Mr. Bieber at this time" ... which sounds like they're leaving that door open.

Bieber signed a big endorsement deal with Adidas back in 2012 -- he and Selena Gomez are the celebrity faces for the company's NEO line.

The Biebs earned about $58 million last year ... a good chunk of that from deals he made to hawk sneakers, headphones, nail polish, makeup, a prepaid credit card and the acne cream, Proactiv -- which paid him about $3 mil until that deal ended.

None of those other companies -- as far as we can tell -- have made any move to ax Bieber.

And judging by that mugshot ... maybe he shoulda stuck with Proactiv.

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Justin Bieber

Arrested for DUI

Drag Racing and Resisting Arrest

1/23/2014 10:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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11:36 AM PT -- Justin left the jail just moments ago ... climbing on top of an SUV and waving to a crowd of fans.
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Justin Bieber was arrested for DUI early Thursday morning and it wasn't pretty -- cops say Justin was wasted and resisted arrest and cussed the cop out, dropping multiple F  bombs ... TMZ has learned.

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Justin posed for a smiley mug shot moments after the arrest -- while sporting a jail-issued orange jumpsuit.

0123-bieber-arrested-02Law enforcement tells us ... Bieber was busted in Miami Beach and it didn't end with DUI ... he was also busted for resisting arrest without violence, drag racing and driving on an expired license.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... they believe Justin was under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.

We're told ... Justin blew a .04.  That would not automatically make him a drunk driver -- IF he were 21 or older.  But Justin is 19, and Florida has a zero tolerance for underage drinkers who drive. A BAC higher than .02 is ground for an automatic license suspension. 

In fact, officials held a news conference and said, "[Justin] made statements he had consumed some alcohol, been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication."

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According to the police report -- obtained by TMZ -- cops approached Bieber's car and they instantly realized he reeked of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes.  He had a "stupor" look on his face.

The police report says ... Bieber was defiant from the get-go, yelling at the cops, "Why the f**k are you doing this?"  He also yelled, "What the f**k did I do.  Why did you stop me?"

When the officer tried to perform a routine pat down, Bieber said, "I ain't got no f**king weapons, why do you have to search me?  What the f**k is this about?"  Bieber claimed he wasn't drunk and coming back from recording music.  That's not true, because we knew he was at a club.

Now the basis for the resisting arrest charge -- Before the pat down, as Bieber got out of the car, he "kept going into his pants pocket."  The cop ordered him to put his hands on the vehicle, and Bieber initially complied but soon took his hands off the car, turned and then cussed out the cop. The cop then grabbed Justin by the right arm, Justin pulled his arm away, and said, "What the f**k are you doing?"

The report says Justin was driving between 55 and 60 MPH in a 30 MPH residential area.

012314_bieber_busted_launch_v3Bieber was taken into custody and transported to the police department where his blood alcohol level was tested. Our law enforcement sources say Justin was given a field sobriety test at the scene ... and failed.

His was then taken to jail where he was booked and processed.



We're told Bieber had just left SET nightclub and was driving a yellow Lamborghini at the time cops spotted him in a residential neighborhood.   Our sources say Justin's people actually blocked the street off so Bieber could drag race.

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Sources say the person Justin was racing was also arrested.  We're told that driver was Khalil, a well-known rapper on Def Jam Records.  He was in a red Ferrari.

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Justin had a passenger in the car -- Chantel Jeffries -- a model, who's dated multiple celebs including an NFL superstar.

The traffic stop was for drag racing and cops determined he was driving under the influence.

The photo (below) is Chantel -- the model who was in Justin's yellow Lambo -- and Justin.  The pic was NOT taken at the time of the arrest.



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JUSTIN BIEBER

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL

During Court Appearance


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Justin Bieber
made a point of showing off his tattoos and his muscles during his court appearance Thursday in Miami Beach.

Bieber appeared via closed circuit TV as the judge set bond in his DUI/resisting arrest/driving on a suspended license case.

Check out how Bieber rolled up his jumpsuit sleeves.  He let his arms do the talking because he said nothing as the judge set bail at $2,500 ... which we're guessing he can afford.

It's not exactly a capital offense, but Bieber hired the best ... attorney Roy Black, who helped William Kennedy Smith beat the rape rap.  He's also repped Rush Limbaugh and Kelsey Grammer.

Bieber should post bail soon.

'Top Model' Runner-Up

Arrested

For Getting Her Swerve On

1/13/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0112_Kiara-Belen_gettyA finalist from "America's Next Top Model" was arrested Saturday morning in Hollywood -- after she got a little too swervy on the road, and got busted for suspicion of driving drunk ... TMZ has learned.

Season 19 runner-up Kiara Belen was driving in Hollywood when an LAPD officer observed her driving erratically, and pulled her over ... according to law enforcement sources.

The cop administered a field sobriety test ... and we're told Kiara performed poorly -- so she was hauled off to jail and booked for suspicion of DUI ... and someone bailed her out a few hours later.

Here's Tyra Banks' reaction to Kiara's arrest ... most likely. 

'Survivor' Runner-Up

Cop Car Selfie

After DWI Arrest

1/12/2014 12:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0112_jessica-kiper_police-car-selfieFormer "Survivor" runner-up Jessica Kiper was busted for DWI Saturday in New Orleans ... so she did what any other drunk fame-monger would do -- she snapped a selfie in the cop car.

Jessica -- who finished 3rd on Season 17 (and later appeared on "Celebrity Rehab") -- allegedly plowed into the back of another vehicle parked outside of a local high school.

Cops say Jessica was clearly hammered, so she was arrested and taken to the back of a squad car ... where she managed to snap a selfie. She was later taken to jail where she was booked and eventually released.

But the next day, Jessica posted the selfie along with a rambling caption making fun of the situation ... saying, "In my 8 hours [in jail] I made my weakest cell mate my bitch."

She added, "#survivor was worse. Crossing this off my bucket list. #wakeupcall."

Jessica also predicted, "My mugshot is going to be as bad as my yearbook photos."

Here's the mug shot -- her yearbook pics must be pretty bad.

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David Cassidy

Arrested for Drunk Driving

... AGAIN!

1/11/2014 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0111-david-cassidy-tmzDavid Cassidy was arrested Friday night for driving drunk ... TMZ has learned.

David had just exited the 405 freeway in LA when cops say they saw him make an illegal right onto a surface street ... this according to law enforcement sources.

The cop approached the vehicle and says he smelled alcohol. He ordered David out of the car and administered a field sobriety test ... which David flunked.

To make matters worse, David blew .19 ... more than twice the legal limit.

Cassidy was hauled off to jail, booked for driving under the influence and released hours later.

If this sounds like the same old song ... it is. David was arrested last year in New York for DUI ... as well as once in Florida back in 2010.

This time he'll almost certainly get jail time.

Pippi Longstocking

Charged with Hit-n-Run, DUI

After Crazy Arrest

1/10/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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-- the actress who played Pippi Longstocking -- has just been charged with 4 crimes in connection with her insane DUI arrest last year ... when she allegedly smashed into 3 cars before cops finally put her in cuffs.

TMZ broke the story ... Pippi was popped in L.A. for felony DUI and hit-and-run back in December. Cops claim she hit one car, drove off, hit another, drove off again, then finally hit a third ... and one person had to be taken to the hospital.

When cops finally found Tami, they gave her a field sobriety test and placed her under arrest. One source said she was completely out of it. Cops say she also refused to give a blood alcohol test.

Now the L.A. City Attorney has officially filed charges against the actress: 1 count of DUI with a refusal, 2 counts of hit-and-run, and 1 count of failure to provide proof of insurance.

If convicted on all counts, Tami faces a maximum of 1.5 years in jail.

'Catfish' Star Sunny Cross

Cops DWI Plea

Next Time I'll Wear Flats

1/9/2014 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Catfish" star Sunny Cross -- who starred on the first episode of the show -- has just copped a plea in her drunk driving case ... and she'll stay a free woman.

Cross was popped in Arkansas in January, 2013 after driving on the wrong side of the road.  We told she flunked her field sobriety test, blaming it on her Christian Louboutins ... they're a bitch to walk in.

Ultimately Sunny blew a .08 which made her just drunk enough for prosecution.

Sunny plead guilty to 1 count of DWI and was ordered to complete a substance abuse program within 90 days.

Fun Fact -- Sunny's claim to fame on "Catfish" -- her Internet boyfriend turned out to be a girl.

Jenna Jameson

Tito Ortiz Will Hang Himself

(Figuratively)

1/7/2014 7:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jenna Jameson is slamming Tito Ortiz for his DUI bust ... claiming he's putting their children in danger while committing public relations suicide.  

Jenna thinks Tito's arrest after crashing his Porsche proves what she's been saying all along -- that Tito's a bad dude, and told us -- "A lot of people think he's this fantastic guy ... it's just not true."

She added, "Slowly but surely he'll hang himself. Not literally, but figuratively."

Jenna also explains how Tito's arrest could lead to her snatching back custody of their 2 boys.

Lawyer on line 1, Ms. Jameson?

Dina Lohan's DWI Case

SHOCKED At Lawyer's Sobriety!

1/7/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dina Lohan seemed authentically shocked that her lawyer spent New Year's Eve sober as a judge ... and speaking of which ...

Watch the video (1 minute in) ... kinda hysterical -- it seems Dina just can't believe her lawyer didn't hit the bottle.  As for her ... she says she stayed home.

Now staying home could still mean she boozed it up, but inside court Dina told the judge in her DWI case she's stone cold sober and is half way through her 12-step program, consistently testing negative for drugs and alcohol.

So Dina's back in court in March, when presumably she'll have completed all 12 steps and the DWI case will be resolved. 

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Omar Gooding

Cops Plea in DUI Case

I'm Going to Booze School

1/2/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Omar Gooding will learn all about mixology in 2014 ... specifically, that alcohol and driving don't mix.

The former host of "Wild & Crazy Kids" just pled no contest in his DUI case.  As we first reported, Omar was busted back in August ... for DUI and weed possession.

Under the plea deal ... the DUI charges were dismissed.  In return, Omar pled to one count of reckless driving.

As for consequences ... He won't go to jail, but will be placed on probation for 2 years.  And Omar will learn all about the dangers of booze and BMWs in his alcohol ed course.  He also must attend 12 Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics classes.

Remember you wild and crazy kids ... don't drink and drive.

'Nick & Norah's' Star

Arrested TWICE in 12 HOURS

Alleged Girl Beating & DUI

12/29/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" star Rafi Gavron -- who played the gay singer in Michael Cera's band -- is going for some kind of arrest record ... because TMZ has learned, he was recently arrested TWICE in 12 hours.

We're told Gavron was first arrested by LAPD around noon Dec 15 for DUI.  He was released 12 hours later and immediately arrested again on suspicion of domestic violence.

Law enforcement sources say Gavron was accused of striking a girl in the face and stomach, then taking off in the girl's car. 

The domestic violence incident supposedly happened BEFORE the DUI arrest, but cops weren't able to immediately locate him ... until he ended up in the slammer for drunk driving.  When the jail door opened, Gavron was busted again.

In all, Gavron's been charged with 4 felonies ... dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, false imprisonment by violence, domestic violence and unlawful taking of a car.  The City Attorney will decide whether to charge him with DUI.

Calls to the actor's reps weren't returned.

'Bering Sea Gold' Star

BUSTED FOR DUI

... Again

12/28/2013 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1224-Shawn-Pomrenke-discoveryA star on Discovery Channel's "Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice" has been popped for DUI ... again ... after driving at breakneck speeds and blowing almost twice the legal limit ... TMZ has learned.

Shawn Pomrenke was busted in Nome, Alaska ... it happened last month but we just learned of it.

Shawn was barreling down the highway at 102 MPH ... switching lanes without signaling according to the police report.

And get this ... cops say he blew a .156.

Anchorage cops impounded Shawn's car because he had been previously ordered NOT to drive without an Ignition Interlock Device ... and guess what wasn't installed?

As for why he was required to have the device ... Shawn was busted for DUI a year ago, after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing. 

Shawn was sentenced to 180 days but served less than 2 weeks.  He was released last week.

Calls to Shawn were not returned.

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