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Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill

Touring Together As

'Hottest Rap Couple'

2/13/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill have the sexiest plans possible for Valentine's Day -- they're hooking up to make some serious paper together ... and this weekend is just the start. 

Sources close to Meek and Nicki -- who are dating now -- tell TMZ the couple is joining forces as the "Hottest Rap Couple" for appearances in NYC Saturday night, and again in Charlotte later this month. There's also talk of putting together a world tour. 

We're told the couple wanted to do it together so they could, y'know -- make twice as much cheese touring as a package deal. Also, it's easier to hook up this way.

Although they're co-headlining ... make no mistake, Nicki's the bigger draw -- and we're told she's getting paid almost double what Meek makes. 

Of course, he still gets fringe benefits. 

Redd from 'Bad Girls Club'

Fails Drug Test ...

Gets Locked Up

2/12/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Alyssa "Redd" Carswell can't get back to the "Bad Girls Club" mansion fast enough -- the ex-reality TV star just got busted for failing a drug test.

Cops in Tallahassee, FL tell us she turned herself in Friday night after she learned there were warrants out for her arrest. Carswell is on probation for a 2012 stolen property case, and has to submit to regular drug testing -- but last month's test came up dirty. Hence the warrants.

Redd tells TMZ, she failed because she was smoking pot -- which she admitted to cops.

She's hardly keeping her nose clean -- you'll recall, last summer co-star Natalie Nunn filed a battery report against Redd ... accusing her of chomping down on her foot during a fight. The L.A. City Attorney rejected that case for lack of evidence.

Once a bad girl, always a bad girl.

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Bobbi Kristina

Life Support Withdrawn Wednesday

Anniversary of Whitney's Death

2/10/2015 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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10:25 AM PT -- A lawyer for Bobby Brown just issued a statement, saying there is no truth to the story that Bobbi Kristina will be taken off life support Wednesday. As we reported, members of the Brown family informed us that was indeed the case. But the lawyer, Christopher Brown, says it's not so. 

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Bobbi Kristina will be taken off life support Wednesday ... on the 3rd anniversary of Whitney Houston's death ... TMZ has learned.

Brown family sources tell us Bobby has finally made the decision, realizing there is no hope for his 21-year-old daughter to recover.  

A source connected with Houston's family told TMZ on Sunday ... Cissy Houston, Whitney's mom, also wanted life support pulled on the anniversary to "bond mother and daughter for eternity." We have not confirmed this, but the NY Post ran the story Tuesday morning.

Members of the Brown family are extremely emotional, sobbing over the decision but realizing it's the right thing to do.

TMZ broke the story ... police have launched a criminal investigation because Bobbi Kristina had injuries on her body when she was rushed to the hospital and we're told the target of the investigation is her boyfriend, Nick Gordon.

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Bruce Jenner

Prius May Have Caused Fatal Crash

2/8/2015 5:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0207-main-sbs-bruce-jenner-splash-wm-01Bruce Jenner may not be the driver who caused a woman to die on PCH Saturday ... because law enforcement tells TMZ they now believe the Prius that led the pack made a sudden stop, causing the Lexus to crash into it ... BEFORE Bruce hit the Lexus.   

As TMZ first reported ... Sheriff's deputies were suspicious of the story the Prius driver told. She said she was stopped at a red light, but she was 300 feet from the light. When cops asked her if there was a line of cars in front of her she was vague. Deputies think she might have been making an illegal U-turn.

So the current scenario is this ... the Prius came to a sudden, possibly illegal stop on the highway. The Lexus hit the Prius and then Bruce slammed on his brakes, swerved right but was unable to stop, slamming into the Lexus. The Lexus then went into oncoming traffic and hit the Hummer, killing the Lexus driver.

It appears there is no criminal liability on Bruce's part. As for civil liability, there is a law that you cannot follow too close and need to prepare for sudden events. But if the Prius stopped without warning ... that driver could be at the very least partly responsible for the accident.

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6:00 PM PST -- Jenner released a statement about the crash saying, "My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident."

Bruce adds, "It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.”

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Husband Escapes Prosecution

In Deadly Crash

2/7/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson's husband slammed into another driver and killed him after what the victim's family calls an illegal move -- but he WON'T be prosecuted ... TMZ has learned.

Justin Mikita was driving his Audi in L.A. last November when he crossed over a double yellow line into oncoming traffic ... attempting to turn left.  

23-year-old Nick Trela was riding his Honda motorcycle in the opposite direction and slammed into Mikita's car as it was turning left. Trela died from his injuries.

The L.A. City Attorney has just decided it will not prosecute Mikita for vehicular manslaughter, because authorities determined Trela was partly to blame because he was speeding.

In addition, sources connected to Mikita's legal team say there are several witnesses who say Mikita made a legal left turn through a break in the double yellow.

Although Mikita won't be prosecuted, he's being sued by Trela's family.

Mikita tells TMZ ... "This is a horrible tragedy. I want to respect the family and the process, so I am not going to discuss any details of the accident or the complaint at this time."

Trela was engaged to Kirstie Alley's daughter.

Bobby Brown

Bloody Family Brawl ...

Son Calls Mom a Crackhead

2/6/2015 7:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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10:50 AM PST -- Cops tell us the fight started over a valet parking ticket between Tina and her son. Cops also say a witness told them Shayne allegedly began throwing punches at his mother after he was hit.update-grey-gray-barAs if Bobby Brown didn't have enough on his plate -- his family got into a bloody, bottle-smashing, all out melee during his birthday dinner Thursday night in Atlanta.

After Bobby left Bobbi Kristina's hospital bedside, he went to have dinner with his wife, siblings and cousins at their hotel restaurant ...where people got wasted, and things blew up. Family sources tell us Bobby's nephew, Shayne Brown, called his mother (and Bobby's older sis) Tina ... "a crackhead" ... and then she went off.

We're told Tina spit in her son's face and cracked a bottle over his head -- multiple punches were thrown ... and one witness says there was "blood everywhere."

When the dust settled ... 3 people were injured and we're told Shayne had to get stitches for the cut on his head.

Police responded, but we're told Tina had already left the scene by then. No arrests were made. 

Dallas Cowboys RB

ARRESTED FOR WEED

Baby Mama Claims He Had Gun

2/4/2015 8:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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9:14 AM PT -- Cops tell TMZ Sports ... the woman who initially called police claimed Randle had a gun in the hotel room and was "being out of control."

However, when cops got to the scene ... we're told no gun was found. 

As for the woman, we're told she did not have any injuries -- and Randle was not arrested for any kind of assault. 

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Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested in Kansas Wednesday morning ... after cops say the 23-year-old had weed in his hotel room. 

FYI -- Randle is the same guy who was busted for stealing underwear and cologne from a Dallas department store a few months ago. 

According to law enforcement, cops were called to a hotel in Wichita after the mother of Randle's child called police around 3AM to report a domestic incident between them. 

When cops arrived, they found weed -- and popped Randle for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Story developing ...

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Bobbi Kristina

Moved to New Hospital

Families in Bitter Feud ...

2/3/2015 4:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bobbi Kristina has been moved to another hospital to get the best neurological treatment available in the area ... TMZ has learned, and the move is not without bitter family drama.

Family sources tell TMZ ... Bobbi Kristina is at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA which is considered one of the top facilities for neurological problems. She was at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, GA near her home where she was found face down in a bathtub Saturday.

It looks like the move could intensify a brewing feud between the families of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. We're told the families are bickering over who gets access to the part of the hospital where Bobbi Kristina is receiving treatment.  

As one source put it, "The Houston family is sick of the Brown family acting up, as they always do."

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Bobbi Kristina

Never Married Nick Gordon ...

According to Bobby Brown

2/3/2015 4:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bobbi Kristina was never ever Mrs. Nick Gordon ... at least that's what her father Bobby Brown is claiming.

According to Bobby's attorney ... "Bobbi Kristina is not and has never been married to Nick Gordon." For once, the Houston family agrees with Bobby Brown ... telling TMZ, Gordon and BK never officially wed.

Further, we're told by Houston family sources ... there are no legal documents that would allow Gordon to get any of the Whitney Houston fortune Bobbi Kristina inherited -- if she passes.

The fake marriage revelation flies in the face of several statements Bobbi Kristina and Nick both made on camera back in early 2014. 

 

Shortly after the alleged wedding ... Bobby was visibly shocked when we broke the news to him, and he doubted it was true.

In this case, Daddy did know best.

Ex-Power Ranger

To Be Released in Murder Case

No Charges ... Yet

2/3/2015 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0203-ricardo-medina-getty-01Ricardo Medina Jr. -- the former Power Ranger arrested for stabbing his roommate to death -- is about to walk free ... while cops investigate and prosecutors decide whether to charge him. 

The L.A. County D.A.'s Office declined to charge Medina -- for now -- and instead asked Sheriff's investigators to dig for more information about the fight that ended with Medina fatally stabbing Joshua Sutter with a sword.

Prosecutors had to release Medina now because they're not charging him with a crime yet.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Medina is claiming he acted in self-defense. As we've reported ... Medina told cops Sutter forced his way into his bedroom before the stabbing. The question for investigators -- would stabbing an unarmed man constitute self-defense?

We're also told investigators are waiting for toxicology results on Sutter to determine if he was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.

Kenya Moore

Vivica Fox Is Crazy

I Didn't Steal Her Phone

2/3/2015 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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020315_kenya_apprentice_launch"Celebrity Apprentice" star Kenya Moore says Vivica A. Fox is off her rocker if she actually believes Moore hacked her cell phone while taping Monday night's episode.  

Fox and Moore got into an epic boardroom blowout after Fox blasted her for swiping her phone and tweeting ridiculous things about menopause -- but Moore tells TMZ it's nothing but lies and accusations.

0203-tweet-kenya-moore-vivica-fox-tmz-01Moore says there's zero proof she hijacked the phone, and if she could, she'd be working for the CIA.

Sources close to the show say a ton of interns were on set, and would have had plenty of opportunity to grab the phone ... so, it's possible Kenya's innocent.

The conspiracy was never cleared up on the show ... since Trump fired Kenya.

Fox kept chirping about the allegedly stolen phone, but Moore insists ... unless Vivica's got proof she needs to shut her trap.

Suge Knight

Charged with Murder

2/2/2015 3:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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has just been charged with murder in the death of his friend, and sources say a videotape will be a key piece of evidence.

The L.A. County D.A. just filed the charges in connection with the death of Terry Carter ... who was killed Thursday after Suge ran him over in Compton.   

Suge ran over an adversary -- Cle "Bone" Sloan -- and Carter was accidentally struck and killed.

In addition to murder, Suge was charged with attempted premeditated murder, hit and run resulting in death, and hit and run resulting in injury -- all felonies.

As we previously reported, deputies obtained a video of the incident. Law enforcement sources say the video captures "a portion" of what went down, but authorities tell us it significantly strengthens the case against Suge.

Suge's bail was revoked Monday ... the bail commissioner decided he's a flight risk and might intimidate witnesses.

If convicted, Suge faces life.

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Robin Williams

Widow and Kids

Bitter Fight Over Property

2/2/2015 1:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Robin Williams' widow is fighting his 3 children over property the kids say is clearly theirs ... and the dispute is so bad it has ended up in court.

Susan Schneider has filed legal docs complaining someone came into the house days after Robin's death and took some of the actor's belongings. But the kids tell a very different story.

Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams claim Susan is essentially attempting a money grab by ignoring the plain language of his will and trust and trying to redefine it to benefit her.

Sources connected with the kids tell TMZ ... Susan refused to let them in the house after Robin died. We're told before Robin met Susan -- he was very clear in the trust he created ... he left his personal effects, including his Oscar for the movie "Good Will Hunting", movie memorabilia, action figures, graphic novels, theater masks and other items to his 3 children.

Susan -- who was only married to Robin for 3 years -- acknowledges she has no right to items related to his acting career, such as his suspenders from "Mork and Mindy," but she wants other items like the tux from his wedding and other "knickknacks."

Sources connected with the children say Susan can absolutely keep the items she accumulated with Robin while they were married, but they say she has gone way further. For example, they're indignant she is apparently trying to redefine the word "jewelry." We're told the kids are supposed to get all of it, but she's saying "jewelry" does not include his watch collection.

And people who were extremely close to Robin say he would be heartsick that this was not worked out between family ... privately.

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