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Justin Bieber

Former Bodyguard Will Chill

Behind Bars

6/18/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


The bodyguard who got Justin Bieber in all kinds of trouble will have more than a month to think about his missteps ... in the slammer.

Hugo Hesny copped a plea in his robbery case and got a 45 day jail sentence. He was charged with robbery after allegedly stealing a paparazzo's camera in Atlanta last year.  

Hesny was with Bieber a lot during the time the singer went off the rails. Hesny was named in a police report in June 2013 for allegedly attacking a pap in Miami and arrested in December 2013 for allegedly attacking a Florida cop

Bieber has since cut him loose.


Rachel Dolezal


6/17/2015 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Rachel Dolezal may be telling the world in her mind she's been black since age 5, but at age 27, she said squarely ... she's Caucasian.

TMZ obtained legal docs in Rachel's 2005 custody war with her ex-husband. Rachel claims Kevin Moore struck their son Franklin, saying in her affidavit, "I noticed a bruise on Franklin's left eye after he returned from visitation with [Kevin]," adding, "Franklin is a child of blended ethnic decent [sic], and bruises are less noticeable on his dark skin than on that of a Caucasian child."


The key is the phrase, "blended ethnic decent [sic]." Kevin is unquestionably black. So, she's admitting she's white because the child is blended.

It's in stark contrast to Rachel's claim Tuesday, "I definitely am not white."


Jeb Bush

I Ain't Got Time for Baseball

... I'm Runnin' for Prez!

6/17/2015 2:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gotta respect when a politician is honest ... like when Jeb Bush admitted to us he didn't know about the MLB hacking scandal yesterday because as he put it: "Man, I'm running for president. I've been busy!"

The former Gov. was leaving NBC in New York when we asked about the FBI investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly hacking the Houston Astros to steal top secret information. 

Bush has a serious MLB connection, considering his brother George W. was a co-owner of the Texas Rangers. 

By the way, we also asked if he's still a fan of the Astros considering he grew up in Houston ... but he shot that down and said there's only ONE team he roots for nowadays.  

'RHOA' Star Cynthia Bailey

So My Hubby Kissed a Chick

It Doesn't Make Him a Cheater

6/17/2015 3:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-cynthia-bailey-peter-thomas-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Cynthia Bailey doesn't think video of her husband kissing another woman is evidence of cheating ... seriously.

Hubby Peter Thomas had some 'splainin' to do after video surfaced of him smooching a chick in a Charlotte, N.C. bar. Peter has the standard response ... she's just a friend.

It looks romantic to us ... and everyone else, except Cynthia, who tells us it's just an innocent peck on the cheek. Check out the video and decide for yourself if it's the cheek or the smacker.

Cynthia was vague, acknowledging the video is embarrassing to her but she'll deal with Peter privately. It's unclear if that means a new ring or an ass whooping.

But she insists she's standing by her man. Hey, Hillary did, and now she's running for President.

'Big Brother'

Burglars Strike Football Player

... Steal Guns

6/17/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-clay-honeycutt-TUMBLR-01Some scumbag burglars just hit the home of a former Texas A&M football -- stealing several guns -- and he may have been targeted BECAUSE he's a contestant on "Big Brother."

As we previously reported, ex-Aggies defensive back Clay Honeycutt will be a houseguest this season -- and is already in sequester, cut off from the outside world, as the show requires. 

But after he left this past weekend, burglars struck his home in College Station, TX ... stealing all sorts of Honeycutt's belongings ... this according to the Brazos County Sheriffs Office.

Among the items reported stolen:

-- A 70" TV
-- A black Kindle Fire
-- An iPad
-- An Apple laptop
-- Three handguns (a 9mm, a .22 and a .45)
-- A leather jewelry box 

The estimated value of the stolen goods: $4,510.

We're told Honeycutt's family believes the jewelry box may have held a ring from his A&M playing days, but they aren't sure and they've been unable to contact him ... per the show's strict rules.

Family members tell us they believe the timing is no accident ... insisting the burglars waited until Clay left for the show to strike his home. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Britney Spears

It's Good to Be

My Dog

6/17/2015 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-britney-spears-tmz-01Too bad you're not one of Britney Spears' dogs, because if you were, she would treat you like a king ... dropping tens of thousands of bucks on your every need.

TMZ just obtained records of Britney's finances, filed in her conservatorship case, and the headline is all about the pooches. Brit dropped $24,720 in 2014 on pet care. And get a load of the breakdown -- $14,720 on pet sitting, $300 a pop for the groomer, 12 visits to the animal hospital totaling more than $4k.

She can certainly afford it. According to the docs, the conservatorship raked in $14 million in gross profits in 2014 ... and that's only a portion of Britney's fortune. A lot of her income is made outside the conservatorship. 

But it's expensive to be Britney. The $14 million was significantly whittled down, because she spent $5.7 million on stuff, that included $15,270 on meals and entertainment and $71,629 on grooming and wardrobe. 

And this will make you feel poor. She spent $4k on Halloween decorations and another $6k on various holiday decorations.

BTW ... she spent only $6k -- on human gifts.

In all, Britney's assets in her conservatorship total $45.9 million, and that's just a portion of her fortune. 

Trace Adkins

Divorce Case Settled

6/17/2015 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0617-trace-adkins-01Trace Adkins has settled his divorce case, TMZ has learned ... a case that will end a 17 year marriage.

Trace's lawyer, Larry Hayes, tells us, his client and Rhonda went into private mediation and hashed out a custody arrangement for their 3 daughters. They also worked out a property settlement agreement. 

Hayes says the actual divorce case was dismissed because Trance and Rhonda wanted to keep things private ... something that can be accomplished in private mediation.  Now that the mediation is completed, Hayes says the divorce petition will be refiled and then it's just a matter of a judge's signature. 

Rhonda filed divorce docs in March 2014, citing irreconcilable differences.  

Trace has had issues with alcohol. You may recall he entered rehab after getting into a drunken fight with a Trace Adkins impersonator while on board a country music cruise.


Lil Wayne

'Lakers Fan Til I Die'

6/17/2015 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Ya'll know you won the Finals tonight if you're a Golden State Warriors fan ... but f**k all that n***a, I'm a Laker 'til my mother f**kin' death baby!"
           -- Lil Wayne

Weezy was performing at Heat Ultra Lounge in Orange County, CA Tuesday night when he started talkin' basketball ... while smokin' on (what appears to be) a fat blunt. 

Weezy's from New Orleans ... but has said he's been a die-hard Lakers fan ever since Kobe joined the squad. The two have become pretty tight over the years.  

Might be a good time for to be a rich Lakers fan, 'cause with Jack Nicholson's enthusiasm for the team fading ... there might be some good courtside seats available next season. 


Rachel Dolezal

Kunta Kinte's Got Some Questions!

... Says LeVar Burton

6/17/2015 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rachel Dolezal's getting called out by no-less an authority on being black in America ... than "Roots" star LeVar Burton, who says under NO circumstances does she get a pass!

Right off the bat ... LeVar made it clear he does not speak for the entire black community, but added ... "I can speak for Kunta [Kinte]!" 

Channeling his "Roots" character, Burton went off ... saying Rachel needs to understand "being black in America is NOT a game." Toby Kunta also has a message for anyone comparing Dolezal to Caitlyn Jenner.

Check it out ... the "Reading Rainbow" guy's not taking any crap.  

Rachel Dolezal

Here's Where I Got Shady

6/17/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Rachel Dolezal says she got her skin tone from the sun, but we've learned it's probably more sprays than rays.

Our tanning sources tell us ... Rachel was a loyal customer at Palm Beach Tan in Spokane, Washington. We're told she was a fan of Mystic Tan ... a brand of spray tan.

We're told Rachel was a frequent customer.

Palm Beach Tan offers light, medium and dark shades. Our sources wouldn't tell us which Rachel chose, but a spray tan expert tells us Rachel's a medium girl.

The cost ... a reasonable $30 a dip. There are also packages of $60 a month for unlimited visits.

Obviously, it's not fool proof, but it will probably get you stopped in Beverly Hills.

Check out Rachel's tap dance around tanning during her NBC interview.  Pretty damn funny.


Metta World Peace

LeBron Shoulda Passed More!!!

6/17/2015 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LeBron James was too damn ball hoggish during the NBA Finals -- and needed to share the rock with his teammates -- so says Metta World Peace.

The former NBA champ was out in Hollywood Tuesday night when we asked how he felt about the Golden State Warriors winning the whole thing in Cleveland. 

Metta made it clear he thinks LeBron is amazing ... but says, "I wish that early in the series that he would've passed to his teammates and you know ... got them in a rhythm."

"I think he could've played better with his team." 


Tyga & Kylie Jenner

Pulled Over

By the Happiest Cop on Earth

6/17/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0616_tyga_Pulled_over_TMZ_WMTyga got pulled over as he was taking his underage girlfriend Kylie Jenner to Disneyland, and the cops first question, "What's the rush?"

A CHP officer clocked Tyga going 82 on the freeway -- that's 17 MPH over the speed limit.   

The cop cut Tyga a big break, letting him off with a warning. But it wasn't all good news. Tyga got 2 citations ... one for tinted windows and the second for driving without plates. Both are fix-it tickets.

In their defense, they were rushing to the theme park to spend a day celebrating 2-year-old North West's birthday. Definitely certifiable.


Ray J

Dance Off ...

With Tupac Hologram

6/17/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ray J celebrated what would have been Tupac’s 44th birthday by getting down with the late rapper's hologram, the same one unveiled a few years back at Coachella.

Ray went to the Hologram USA showroom in Bev Hills and danced with the famous lifelike image.

The good folks at Hologram USA tell us anyone can hang with the Tupac hologram ... for free.

Not free? The parking ticket Ray J got out front because apparently time flies when you're dancing with Pac.

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