"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland just got a temporary restraining order against her ex-BF -- claiming the guy choked her, pushed her and threatened her life ... and her TV mom witnessed some of the abuse.
TMZ has obtained court docs filed by Hyland -- who plays Haley Dunphy -- in which she claims her ex Matthew Prokop terrorized her both verbally and physically during the last 4 years of their relationship.
According to the docs, Prokop -- an actor who once appeared on "Modern Family" -- pinned Hyland against a car during an argument about her outfit back in May and unleashed hell ... calling her "c**t, c**t, c**t" and choking her.
Hyland says in the docs, "His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life."
Sarah says she suffered injuries to her voice -- and had a "very sore throat following this event."
In the docs, Hyland says she knew she was in an abusive relationship -- and asked her TV mom Julie Bowen to come to her house to help "peacefully end the relationship."
Hyland says she had purchased a plane ticket to send Matthew back to his home in Texas -- but when Matthew arrived to the home and saw Julie (along with others), he freaked out ... "ran outside into the backyard and began screaming."
Hyland says Prokop threw a lighter at her -- and that's when Julie stepped in and told Sarah to get out of the house because she wasn't safe around Prokop.
In the docs, Hyland says Prokop also threatened to set one of her homes on fire -- and threatened that she would never see her dog again.
After Hyland broke up with Prokop, she claims he "relentlessly bombarded me with vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voice mails including his own suicide threats."
Hyland says Prokop entered a rehab facility in August -- but he got out on Sept. 21st ... and claims the director of the facility contacted her and told her it would be in her best interest to get a restraining order against him due to his mental state and attitude against her.
Hyland took his advice -- and an L.A. judge granted a temporary restraining order ... requiring Prokop to stay at least 100 yards away from Sarah and her dog at all times.
We reached out to Prokop and his people for comment -- so far no word back.
Hot Sisters Sue
You Made Us Whore Faces
9/23/2014 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two sisters are kind of upset ... because when you Google "snapchat sluts" their pictures come up, and that's only one reason they've just sued the founder.
Sarah and Elizabeth Turner claim in 2011 they were approached by Evan Spiegel, who at the time was a Stanford student and developing an iPhone App called "Picaboo."
The girls say Evan convinced them to let him shoot pictures of them playing on the beach. They say it was a free favor ... just to promote Picaboo.
They claim one of the photos was edited to make it look like Elizabeth was pulling off Sarah's bathing suit top ... and that they were nude on the beach.
Fast forward to 2014. Picaboo morphed into Snapchat -- which the sisters claim is now valued at $10 BILLION. That playful bikini pic effectively became the face of the App.
The girls are particularly pissed because Snapchat is now the premiere sexting App and they say they've been tainted by its tawdry reputation.
The women want a portion of the profits ... big money.
Orioles Mascot Nut-Puncher
'It Was On My Bucket List'
9/23/2014 12:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The dude who punched the Baltimore Orioles mascot in the nuts claimed he only did it because "that was on my bucket list" ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports.
The ball-buster was arrested at Camden Yard back in April '13 -- and when cops spoke with dude in the bird suit, he told police he was simply DUPED by the "fan" who told him he just wanted an innocent pic.
That's when, according to the report, 33-year-old Christopher John Collins reached down with a closed right fist and struck ... saying over and over again, "That was on my bucket list"
The bird struck back -- and swept the guys leg. He was ultimately hauled to a nearby jail where he was booked.
Sorry Hackers & Creeps ...
I Don't Have Any Nude Photos!
9/23/2014 12:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ariana Grande is done letting her publicist speak for her -- stepping up to personally squash rumors about her alleged nude photo leak ... and says it ain't her.
Grande was one of the stars whose naked ass was allegedly exposed in the first round of leaked photos a few weeks back. But Monday at LAX ... she laid out a full list of reasons why the pics are definitely fake.
Ariana makes a strong argument ... and backs up what her rep had previously said.
As for any future leaks -- she explains why she's not sweating the hackers.
Billy Joel Concert
Booze, Blood and Broken Bones
9/23/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
For one concertgoer, when Billy Joel sang "I love you just the way you are" ... the way he was ... was bloody.
Ari Ganales claims in a new lawsuit ... he and his wife were enjoying the show at Madison Square Garden when some wasted rowdies began fighting ... again, this is a Billy Joel concert.
Ganales says one of the hooligans pulled him over a seat and thrashed him mercilessly -- breaking his arm, nose, ribs and causing other severe injuries.
He and his wife are suing MSG ... blaming the Garden for over-serving booze.
The wife is suing for loss of affection ... i.e., he's not a big shot anymore.
Kris/Bruce Jenner Divorce
$60 Million Split
9/23/2014 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris and Bruce Jenner's divorce settlement was probably less than you think, because multiple sources tell us ... the pot they divided was approximately $60 million.
We're told dividing the assets was "easy and amicable" ... almost all of their earnings were put in a joint account, and that includes their TV profits, Bruce's speaking engagements and their ownership in various businesses.
TMZ broke the story ... lawyers were not involved in the property settlement ... it was all done with the help of their business managers. Each filed legal docs in pro per -- meaning without lawyers.
Part of the settlement ... Kris gets the Hidden Hills estate. Bruce gets to keep his Sherwood Country Club membership.
There's no spousal support. The property gets divided, and that's that.
After Club Performance
9/23/2014 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Someone got stabbed after a Chris Brown performance Monday night ... and law enforcement tells us it's yet another case of trouble following Brown and his entourage ... something cops are quietly trying to stop.
Right after Brown finished his set at a YMCMB Drake/Lil Wayne after-party at Supperclub in Hollywood ... several people who were leaving got into a fight and someone got stabbed.
The victim was taken to a hospital and he's expected to be okay.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... they didn't make any arrests because no one would ante up any info ... which leads to the bigger issue. Our cop sources say they believe this is all about Brown's entourage. Wherever they go ... someone ends up bleeding.
We're told the LAPD has privately met with club owners, trying to pressure them into blacklisting Chris and his crew, but the clubs make too much money off them so they're welcome with open arms.
As one law enforcement source put it, "When Brown and his people show, we know what's going to happen. It's a headache for us."
Brown -- who does not keep his association with the Bloods a secret -- has not been accused of instigating the violence, but cops say they know it all emanates from the singer and his entourage.
You'll recall 3 people were shot -- including Suge Knight -- during a Chris Brown performance at 1OAK last month.
Boxer Adrien Broner
1-MAN DANCE PARTY
... Gets Wild at ATL Nightclub
9/23/2014 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's some pretty amazing video of boxing superstar Adrien Broner turning ALL THE WAY UP in a nightclub in ATL this weekend.
Dancing like his life depends on it? Check.
Clutching a bottle of expensive champagne? Check.
Wearing a half-open shirt that would make Magnum P.I. proud? CHECK! CHECK! CHECK!
It all went down at Mansion Elan nightclub ... where Broner was partying with a bunch of big stars like Lil Boosie and Yo Gotti who were all in town for the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Check out the clip -- it's clear why Broner was the champ that night.
I'm Trading My Wife
For a Sick New Car!!!
9/23/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner just went out and did what all men do when their woman is finally out of the picture ... drop $50k on a sick new toy.
Bruce bought a NASCAR-approved UTV race car. Kris Jenner's soon-to-be ex bought it from 928 Powersports who built it for NASCAR superstar Robby Gordon. And we're told it was an impulse buy ... we're guessing a celebration of sorts.
Bruce made the deal Monday at the Sand Sports Super Show in O.C. ... the same day Kris filed divorce docs. And, our spies on the ground tell us Bruce was literally grinning from ear-to-ear.
The Olympic gold medalist is a speed freak ... as in hardcore race fanatic. We're told he plans to break in his new speedster in February at the Griffin King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, CA with sons Burt and Brandon.
Being single does have its privileges ... many privileges.
Burglars Inspired by Bling Ring
Chick was Ringleader
9/23/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The 2 people who burglarized Miley Cyrus and stole her Maserati credit The Bling Ring for their heist ... according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ.
Naomi Charles and Tylor Scott just copped a plea -- he got 5 years in prison and she's got a year in county jail.
Turns out ... Naomi was the leader of the pack, according to the detective who handled the case. She was treated more leniently because he had a prior record.
As for Miley ... the probation report says she was so traumatized by the June break-in she wanted to move. The report says, "They [Miley's people] had to increase her personal security ... there are not many places the victim feels secure and private."
Miley's lawyer says in the legal docs, Miley wanted a sentence that would deter them and others from doing the same thing in the future.
Alaskan Weed Reporter
She 'Terrorized' & Smoked Out My Kid
... Neighbor Claims
9/23/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Charlo Greene -- the Alaskan reporter who quit her job to fight for legalized weed -- allegedly smoked so much pot at home ... her next door neighbor's kid got violently ill ... and now they're warring in court.
Tyler Gilbrech tells TMZ ... Charlo and her boyfriend moved into the apartment above his in June, and claims she immediately started stinking up the place with so much reefer ... his 4-yr-old daughter became violently sick from the fumes seeping through the walls.
Tyler says he ratted Charlo out to the building manager, and that's when things got ugly.
According to court docs ... Charlo harassed and threatened Tyler several times -- telling him to "watch his back." Tyler filed for, and got, a temporary restraining order against Charlo 2 weeks ago.
She's since moved out of the building, and has to stay at least 20 ft. away from Tyler and his family. A court hearing is scheduled for later this month.
Charlo claims Tyler is the one harassing her by hurling racial slurs (he denies that) -- and says she wanted to file a restraining order of her own, but was too busy because she has a job.
Well ... HAD a job.
Someone's Cheating On Me
And It Might Be Johnny Gill
9/23/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nicole Murphy's playing the victim in a cheating scandal -- but this one has a twist, and does NOT involve Michael Strahan ... instead it's singer Johnny Gill.
Of course, Nicole famously accused Michael of cheating when they broke up -- which he denies -- but her pal Johnny Gill decided to play up that story line for his new "Behind Closed Doors" music video.
TMZ obtained this preview ... where there's a love triangle between Johnny, Nicole, and another hottie. You gotta see what happens.
Something tells us even Strahan would approve of this twist.
HACKED NUDE PIC IS FAKE
9/23/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beach volleyball legend Misty May-Treanor is calling BS on a nude photo that was allegedly hacked out of her email account -- saying the pic is "clearly Photoshopped" and 100% NOT HER.
The photo -- one of dozens of nude celebrity pics that appeared online this weekend in a massive (and illegal) photo leak -- features a nude woman (purported to be Misty) who appears to have the same tattoos as the Olympian in the same exact places.
But Misty's rep says the pic is bogus -- "I reviewed the image with Misty and it is clear that it is a bad photoshop job."
The rep says Misty is not filing a police report -- since it's not her -- but hopes the cops catch whoever is responsible for leaking the authentic photos of the other celebrities.