Rapper Joe Budden allegedly brutally beat his girlfriend the way Chris Brown brutalized Rihanna ... by slamming her head into the dashboard of a car.
We're told Budden saw pics of his GF with some men and flipped out. Sources connected with the woman tell us ... Budden found her at an NYC restaurant, dragged her out to his car and then allegedly choked her and slammed her head into the dash.
The sources say he then drove them to his New Jersey home where cops say the beating continued.
TMZ obtained photos of the GF's injuries ... they're pretty graphic.
Cops are currently investigating.
We've reached out to Budden ... so far, no response.
Banging Drake Again ...
She Really Wants You to Know It
8/20/2014 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rihanna's antics at Tuesday night's Drake/Lil Wayne concert left little doubt ... she and Drake are banging again ... and she really, really wants people to know.
RiRi was front and center during the show and made quite a spectacle while Drake was on stage. You'd have to be blind to not spot her jamming in the crowd next to a few of Wayne's family members. Hasn't she ever heard of keeping things on the DL?
The concert wasn't the end of their night ... with sources telling us Drake and RiRi showed up to after parties at 1Oak and The Attic following the show. The flammable duo were both at a NYC nightclub Monday as well.
Justin and Selena, Chris and Karrueche ... guess reconciling is the new black.
'Million Dollar Listing' Star
They Call Me Flipper
8/20/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Million Dollar Listing" star Josh Altman practices what he preaches ... he buys good real estate, sells it and makes a killing.
Altman just sold his house above the Sunset Strip for $3.58M. Truth be told ... it's not the prettiest house we've ever seen. Dare we say it's butt ugly. Nonetheless ... he bought it last year for $2.3 mil.
Josh only dumped $17K into the house and he didn't have to pay a real estate commission ... so he cleared well over a million bucks in 270 days.
Did we say the $17K was like putting lipstick on a pig.
Drake and Rihanna
Together and Very Possibly
8/19/2014 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
So Drake and Rihanna walk into a club ... which means they were banging, right?
The former couple hit up Griffin nightclub in NYC Monday night ... and according to photogs they were there for nearly 2 hours and left at around 3 AM -- 21 minutes apart.
Eyewitnesses inside the club tell TMZ ... Drake and Rihanna had tables next to each other and were deep in conversation, flirtatious and whispering in each other's ears.
Enough evidence for you?
WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil
Encounter With Homeless Man
Turns Into Full Blown Friendship
8/17/2014 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil made friends with a homeless man on the streets of L.A. Saturday night ... and now, they're bffs.
O'Neil had some leftover food from dinner ... and decided to hit the streets around his hotel to find a homeless person -- when he ran into John from Detroit.
Titus says, "What was supposed to be a quick encounter turned into a few hours of learning and laughter with a complete stranger."
The 37-year-old wrestler introduced John to other wrestlers in town for Sunday's SummerSlam ... and hung out with him in the hotel.
Titus says the two met up again for breakfast this morning and swapped email addresses -- and he plans to stay in touch. O'Neil adds, "Don't look down on anyone and never judge a book by its cover, because you could be the cover one day."
I Eat, I Pay, I Tip
8/16/2014 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kendall Jenner wants to prove she's no food bill scofflaw ... which is why she not only paid for an expensive meal Tuesday -- she also left the server a big fat tip.
Kendall hit up Pearl's liquor bar in West Hollywood with Stephen Baldwin and his daughter Hailey. We're told the tab came to $554 ... and Kendall covered the whole thing ... AND left a $160 tip.
No money was thrown.
Justin & Selena
Back Together ...
Now with More Religion!!
8/15/2014 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Barry White would be proud ... Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez can't get enough of their love -- TMZ has learned they're back on for the umpteenth time.
Sources close to Jelena tell TMZ ... the two are trying to work things out. We're told they even went to church together Wednesday night, and they're "trying to be better people."
Not coincidentally, Bieber posted a Bible verse on Instagram the next day that read, "After you have suffered a little while, God will restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you."
They were also spotted at the movies earlier this week and Justin posted (and quickly deleted) a photo that appeared to show Selena kissing his cheek.
Yes ... we're getting ready for a "Justin and Selena Break Up" story. Again.
... But What's She So Happy About?
8/15/2014 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
1:45 PM PT -- Sherrie is now being held without bail, and the D.A's Office says she'll be behind bars for several months. We're told she failed to appear for a prior family court case, so a judge remanded her bail until her first hearing in that case ... which is November 4th.
Smile, Sherrie Daly ... you've just been tossed behind bars!!!
Golfer John Daly's ex-wife was jailed Friday in Memphis, TN because their teenage son missed too much school without an excuse.
The Shelby County DA tells TMZ Sports the boy missed more than 15 days, without an excuse, during two separate periods: August 2012 - February 2013 and August 2013 - February 2014.
Daly was booked on multiple charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor. She will go before a judge on Monday and could get sentenced to almost a year behind bars.
A spokesperson for the Shelby County DA tells TMZ Sports, "[Daly is] the poster child for truancy because of her notoriety."
Flies Wife to Greece ...
Reveals New Baby Name
8/15/2014 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
And then LBJ dropped the baby bombshell, saying ... "Zhuri hurry up and get here so your daddy and 2 brothers can annoy you! Lol."
LeBron James just stepped up his push gift game -- flying his wife to Greece before she gives birth to their first baby girl ... and, in the process, he unveiled what the baby's name will be.
LeBron posted a pic of himself and Savannah chilling on a yacht with the caption, "Mykonos Greece is spectacular! Push gift to my wife @mrs_savannahrj!"
So, it sounds like her name will be ... ZHURI -- unless he just wanted to see how it sounds.
We did a little research, and could only find it spelled without the 'h.' The name Zuri is Swahili for beautiful.
Thank God ... not another Britney.
Released From Prison
Half Way Home
8/14/2014 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Beanie Sigel is back on the streets ... a free man after spending 2 years behind bars.
Beanie was popped in 2012 for dodging the taxman to the tune of $700,000 between 2003-05.
Beanie's worked with some of the biggest names in rap -- including Snoop and Jay Z -- but his career essentially died after his first trip to the big house in 2004 ... for drug and gun crimes.
Law enforcement sources tell us Beanie will spend time at a halfway house to help him transition.
DJ Drama posted a photo of Beanie on Instagram ... welcoming the rapper home.
Porn Stars Raise $$$ For Face Reconstruction
8/13/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porn star Christy Mack is strapped for cash because she needs major reconstructive surgery after being beaten by ex-BF War Machine ... but her fellow porn stars have come to the rescue.
Adult actress Kendall Karson has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money so Christy can be pretty again. So far she's raised $30K to help pay for the cost of repairing her nose, eye socket and various other procedures. The goal is $100K.
In addition to Kendall, Kendra Lust, Ava Addams and Tasha Reign have donated money ... and so has Dave Navarro. Jenna Jameson has also given her support.
And the kind folks at Brazzers.com have pitched in $10K.
Dog's On The Hunt
... And the Clock's Ticking
8/12/2014 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
War Machine has until 7 PM Tuesday to turn himself in to cops ... or else the most famous bloodhound in the US -- Dog the Bounty Hunter -- will be gunnin' for him.
TMZ has learned ... a member of Christy Mack's family reached out to Dog through a mutual friend with MMA ties, hoping the mulletted one will succeed where the cops haven't.
Dog's told us he's already made contact with War Machine and given him the ultimatum -- 24 hours, and then you're mine. We're told War Machine was not receptive.
We're told Dog's entire crew will rock immediately after the deadline passes.
War is facing 7 criminal charges after using Christy as a punching bag during the 3-person altercation in her home Friday. She was left with 18 broken facial bones and a ruptured kidney.
Cops say he choked Christy's new BF, then licked his finger ... then rubbed Christy's genitals.
Kourtney K. & Scott Disick
Briefcase Full Of Cash STOLEN!!
8/11/2014 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A thief broke into Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's rented home in the Hamptons -- stealing a briefcase stuffed with CASH -- and sources close to the family tell TMZ they think it's an inside job because this is the third time the family has been hit.
Southampton Town Police say Scott reported a briefcase filled with $4,000 was pilfered from their bedroom ... sometime between July 1st and 4th.
According to cops ... nothing else was reported stolen and there was no indication of forced entry. Our Kardashian sources tell us ... Kourtney suspects the culprit is someone close to them.
The reason for her suspicion ... Kourtney reported a similar theft in February at her home in Calabasas ... after someone snatched $50K in cash.
And that theft came shortly after a $250K jewelry heist at Khloe's home. Law enforcement sources told us at the time they suspected those crimes were committed by someone on the crew of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" -- because they have access to the homes.