George Clooney put his wedding pics on the auction block and a tabloid was one of the winners ... but the money is ALL going to charities that he fiercely supports ... TMZ has learned.
George's wedding pics have been sold to People and the British tabloid Hello! Sources familiar with the sales tell us it was strictly an issue of which mag anted up the most. People won the North America market and Hello! conquered Europe.
Our sources say ... the money will be going to several human rights charities. We're told the lion's share is earmarked for the Satellite Sentinel Project -- a charity that monitors the Sudan for war crimes. Clooney is a co-founder of the group, which launched in 2010.
As one source connected to Clooney tells TMZ ... "Every photo in both magazines will be saving a life."
BUSTED FOR DUI
9/30/2014 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Our sources tell us ... the USA Olympic legend was pulled over around 1:40 AM in his white Land Rover. We're told he bombed his field sobriety test ... and his B.A.C. was almost twice the legal limit.
Officials just issued a statement saying Phelps was initially pulled over for going 84 in a 45 ... and during the stop, the officer noticed he was hammered.
Our sources say Phelps was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked for DUI -- and was eventually released.
Cops say Phelps was charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines.
We've made multiple calls to Michael's reps -- but they would not take our calls.
Story developing ...
Phelps 'Made Dumb Decision'
... Should've Had a Driver
9/30/2014 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ryan Lochte says he doesn't understand why Michael Phelps didn't just hire a driver to take him home early Tuesday morning ... telling TMZ Sports his decision to get behind the wheel after allegedly drinking was just plain dumb.
We reached out to Phelps' Team USA swimming teammate and asked if he was concerned for the Olympic legend ... to which Lochte replied, "I'm not concerned ... he just makes dumb decisions."
Lochte continued, "He has so much money to get a driver. I even have a driver. Just stinks for the sport of swimming."
"But he will become smarter from this. Luckily he did not hurt himself or someone else."
TMZ Sports broke the story ... Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning for DUI ... his second DUI arrest in the past 10 years.
Huge Muslim Org.
Offers Sensitivity Training to NFL
... After Prayer Penalty
9/30/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The largest Muslim organization in North America says it's offering "sensitivity training" to the NFL after a Muslim player was penalized for striking a Muslim prayer pose during Monday Night Football.
TMZ Sports spoke with a rep for Islamic Society of North America who tells us they were shocked when Kansas City Chiefs player Husain Abdullah was flagged after dropping to his knees following a pick 6 in the 4th quarter.
The NFL has since issued a statement admitting the ref botched the call -- and ISNA says it "appreciates the NFL in backtracking and making the right call."
ISNA says it originally believed the penalty was a "double standard" -- especially with Tim Tebow's famous kneeling celebration in the past going unflagged.
"Husain is a big hero in the Muslim American community ... we thought it was unfortunate."
But ISNA says they want to work WITH the NFL to make sure it doesn't happen again -- saying, "We are happy to educate the NFL with competency or sensitivity training."
As for Husain, the ISNA says it's very proud of the 29-year-old ... adding, "It's good to see a Muslim American player have success in the NFL."
Driving Under the Influence of ADDERALL
9/30/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes was under the influence of Adderall when she was arrested for DUI ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... but her problems go much deeper than a criminal case.
We've learned the Adderall was prescribed by a doctor and she had taken the drug before getting stopped in Van Nuys Sunday and failing multiple field sobriety tests. She was arrested for DUI.
Adderall is a stimulant and we're told Amanda was "out of it" when she was stopped.
Fact is ... it's no defense to DUI that the drug in question was prescribed -- it's still operating a vehicle while impaired. But Amanda now faces a probation violation -- she's on probation for reckless driving -- and the fact that the drug was prescribed may help her there.
The deeper problem is this ... As TMZ first reported, Amanda has moved out of her parents house and is now living in Orange County. We're told she's smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.
Amanda's conservatorship ended earlier this month and we're told her parents saw no need to extend it because they believe she's better now, but everyone else in her life feels it was a horrible mistake to let the conservatorship lapse and they fear for Amanda.
My Ex-Friend Is an Ungrateful Bastard ...
Who Ruined My Hummer!
9/30/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jermaine Dupri lavished his friend with a free place to live, a free car, free studio time and several other gifts ... and the guy repaid him by trashing his hummer and then having the audacity to sue him.
Dupri says Taddrick Mingo is a leach who did nothing but take, take take:
-- free recording studio time
-- 4 years free rent in a 2 bedroom condo
-- use of Dupri's Hummer
-- free computer
-- referrals so Mingo could get studio work
Jermaine says Mingo then turned around and sued him ... claiming he worked as Dupri's assistant but never got paid.
So now Dupri has fired back with his own lawsuit, claiming Mingo was NEVER his assistant. And Jermaine wants money for the financial beating he took when he sold the whip at a loss.
As for why Dupri showered Mingo with gifts over a period of years ... he never says.
Dirty Birds Terrorizing Ex-Girlfriend
9/30/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Heidi Fleiss turned her birds loose on her ex-girlfriend's house in a way that would have made Alfred Hitchcock gasp.
Heidi -- who was famously the Hollywood madam of choice for Charlie Sheen and a bunch of other celebs -- hooked up with Judy Bailey-Savage and lived with her at her home in Temecula, CA.
Judy claims Heidi's pet parrots destroyed the house by ripping wood and drywall from the walls and eating the doors and hinges of kitchen and bathroom cabinets. They also pooped like CRAZY.
And this is the best part ... Judy claims in legal docs, "I am unable to enter the residence to have a contractor give me an estimate because I am attacked by birds. I have been bitten on several occasions."
And to add insult to injury ... Judy claims she caught Heidi stealing plants from her medical marijuana garden in the middle of the night.
Judy scored a restraining order keeping Heidi 100 yards at bay for the next 2 years.
Problem is ... the restraining order is NOT for the birds.
Chris Brown's Shoving 'Victim'
Face-Grabbing Fan Says
I Was Just Showing Drunk Love!
9/30/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman who grabbed Chris Brown in a nightclub and got checked by the singer says she was just trying to show him some love ... even though she looks pretty damn ominous in the video.
The woman -- Mandee -- admits to us ... she was wasted after Chris' performance at the Houston club. She claims 5 drinks and some shots, which definitely qualifies as wasted.
She also admits it's understandable that Chris -- who was turned the other way when she grabbed him -- was simply reacting to her unwanted face grab when he pushed her ... but feels he went too far.
Mandee says she's considering legal action, telling us, "I wasn’t trying to hurt him, I was just a drunk fan."
Good luck with that.
Goodie Mob Rapper Khujo
Bank Wants Me Out Of My House
And My Four Kids Too
9/30/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Goodie Mob rapper Khujo, his wife, and 4 sons are on the verge of homelessness ... after the bank filed papers to foreclose on his Georgia house.
According to the docs ... the bank claims Khujo's missed 3 mortgage payments in a row and remains on the hook for more than $200K ... so now they're looking to take it back.
Khujo filed for bankruptcy 2 years ago, claiming he had just $300 in cash ... and was drowning in $170K in debt.
He earns just over a grand a month from royalties and the occasional performances ... in addition to disability checks ... he lost a leg in a 2002 car accident.
LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian
They Called Me Fat Old Bitch, Then 86'd Me
... Claims Housekeeper
9/29/2014 5:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian's ex-housekeepers doesn't take kindly to being called a fat old lady, or being fired just for being from El Salvador ... so she's suing the couple.
Gloria Cevallos says things started to go South in the Rimes-Cibrian household when 2 other female employees started beefing with her. According to Gloria's lawsuit, the women called her a vieja gorda (fat old lady) ... and a pinche vieja salvadorena (old Salvadoran bitch).
Gloria cops to being Salvadoran ... not the other stuff.
Cevallos says she overheard Eddie's mom bitching about problems around the house ... and demanding he fire someone over it. She says Eddie's madre eventually showed her la puerta.
We've called Eddie and LeAnn's camp for comment ... so far no word back.
Their ex-maid is suing for back pay, and this is kinda unique ... she also wants "front pay." Basically, she wants them to pay her until she finds another job.
Rich Homie Quan
Father Gunned Down
Hospitalized in Atlanta
9/29/2014 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rich Homie Quan's father got shot multiple times this morning, and the rapper is by his side in an Atlanta hospital ... TMZ has learned.
Quan's dad, Corey Lamar, was in the barber shop he owns this morning when a man ... or men ... came in and attempted to rob the place -- and during the hold up they opened fire ... according to Quan's rep.
We're told Lamar -- who is Quan's manager -- was hit 4 times. He was rushed to a hospital and taken into surgery. We're told he is in critical condition, but expected to survive.
RHQ was at the hospital when his father got out of surgery. Police are investigating the shooting. So far, they know the suspect fled the barber shop in a black Honda.
ARRESTED FOR Driving Under Influence of STIMULANT
Weed Problem Resurfaces
9/29/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes was arrested in Los Angeles Sunday after cops determined she was driving under the influence ... and our law enforcement sources say she was on a STIMULANT ... but we're told she has also developed a serious weed problem ... again.
Here's what we know -- Bynes was driving a Mercedes in the San Fernando Valley when she stopped in the middle of an intersection on Van Nuys Blvd.
A CHP officer spotted her and determined she was under the influence. She was taken to the LAPD Van Nuys division where a drug recognition officer determined she was under the influence of a stimulant. Toxicology tests are being performed now to determine the exact drug or drugs.
According to the incident report ... Amanda had a "disheveled" appearance.
Amanda was then booked for DUI. She posted $15,000 bail.
Amanda has had trouble with mental problems for years now. Her parents had a conservatorship which ended earlier this month and as one source says, "Things started going haywire."
We're told Amanda has moved out of her parents home and is now living in an Orange County apartment. We're told she has been smoking weed for weeks and things are bad again.
The arrest triggers a legal problem. Amanda is on probation for a reckless driving conviction last February.
STRIPPING IN 'MAGIC MIKE' SEQUEL
... But No Dong
9/29/2014 10:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Strahan will be playing a STRIPPER in the upcoming "Magic Mike" sequel ... in a bona fide acting role ... but if you're expecting to see the G-Man's little man, you're going to be sorely disappointed.
Our stripper sources tell us ... the NFL Hall of Famer will "definitely be topless" in the movie, but "anything below the waist is still being discussed."
But even if Strahan agrees to a G-string, you won't see his man junk -- as one production source puts it, "It's rated R, not X. No full frontal."