Columbus Short just got a new set of cuffs .... he was arrested and taken into custody in a Van Nuys courtroom.
Short has been a wanted man since last month when he failed to appear in his criminal domestic violence case. Short chose to go to Barbados instead. The judge issued an arrest warrant and set bail at $40K.
That same judge became enraged earlier this week when Short skipped another hearing ... he was still vacationing in Barbados. The judge upped the bail to $500K.
The former "Scandal" star showed up this AM to face the music and was immediately arrested.
Now get this ... Short had another hearing today in a criminal case involving a bar fight, but he didn't show because he was in custody. So the judge in the bar fight case issued a SECOND arrest warrant and set bail at $250K.
He makes bad decisions.
I'm Sorry ...
I Was Stupid to Call Ferguson Rioters 'Animals'
57 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Sorbo now says he made a bonehead move in the middle of the night by trashing Ferguson protesters.
Sorbo went on TMZ Live to address his Facebook post, claiming the rioters were using the shooting of Michael Brown, "as an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are."
But ... he didn't fully backtrack his comment that Obama was elected by Blacks.
Lists Insane Florida Mansion
... Got $5 Million?
8/21/2014 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chicago Bears star Brandon Marshall is ditching one of his last memories of his days with the Miami Dolphins -- his MASSIVE Florida mansion ... and TMZ Sports has the pics.
The place is like a palace -- an 11,000 square ft. home on 2.5 acres in a private gated community in Southwest Ranches, FL.
It's got 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a full size basketball court, movie theater, game room, office and an area for HORSES!
Asking price -- just a cool $4.899 million.
We spoke with realtor Jodi Macken of Macken Realty who tells us, "Brandon loves this house and has called it home throughout the off-season."
Macken says the property is the perfect home for a pro athlete in the market.
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Divorce 'A Done Deal'
Separated for Months
8/21/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Mariah and Nick have been living in separate houses in NYC since May. He sees the kids but that's the extent of their contact.
Our sources say ... Nick's appearance on Big Boy's radio show in March was the beginning of the end. Nick played Big Boy's game -- name the 5 celebs you've slept with. Nick named 5, but our sources say the one that made Mariah insane was Kim Kardashian.
We're told Mariah tore into Nick for weeks ... feeling humiliated and the relationship never recovered.
We're told it went from bad to worse when Nick went on Howard Stern and talked about Mariah not giving it up before they got hitched. She went nuclear.
Our sources say Mariah feels Nick has abandoned her by taking every gig that's on the table ... when they don't need the money. She's especially angry because it keeps him away from their kids.
For Nick's part ... we're told he feels Mariah has become impossible because she surrounds herself with "yes men." He says she can't handle it when he dares to disagree with her.
We're also told Nick is incredulous Mariah is bitching about his work ethic ... he says he's generated $75 million since 2011 for the family.
Friend Gets Lighter Sentence
Because He Kept Mouth Shut
8/21/2014 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber did NOT get celebrity justice when he copped a plea in his Miami Beach DUI case ... because we've learned his lesser known friend who was also busted for DUI just copped a plea that is a slap on the wrist by comparison.
You may recall ... both Bieber and Khalil were busted for DUI after cops claimed they were drag racing back in January.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Khalil will pled guilty to careless driving and his punishment will be a $500 fine and enrollment in a drug and alcohol program.
Justin, on the other hand, pled guilty to careless driving and resisting an officer without violence. He now has to fork over $50,000 and attend 12 anger management classes ... something Khalil does have to do.
The only real difference between the 2 -- Bieber mouthed off to the cops.
Khalil's lawyer Bradford Cohen tells us, "Khalil got the benefit of being polite and courteous and not acting obnoxious and privileged, and that's why the pleas were not identical."
A $50,000 lesson learned.
Parties With 1000 Pounds of Ass
8/21/2014 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Ray Leonard
Boozy Anniversary Dinner
Baller Gift and Kardashian Diss
8/21/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Ray Leonard celebrated his 21st wedding anniversary like a BOSS last night -- expensive dinner, expensive gift ... and it all ended with a pretty funny dig at the Kardashians.
The clip is hilarious ... the couple was clearly in a SPIRITED mood on the way out of Katsuya in Brentwood (his wife Bernadette was especially happy) ... when we asked about the gift!
At first, Bernadette plays coy ... but ultimately spills the beans about the badass (and super thoughtful) gift Leonard gave her to celebrate the occasion.
And then came the Kardashian diss -- check out the video.
Oh ... and champ -- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Karrueche To Chris Brown
I'm NOT Having Your Babies
8/21/2014 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Karrueche Tran is madly in love with Chris Brown ... but he's high if he really thinks she's ready to be pregnant with his kid, TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Karrueche tell us ... she was flattered by Chris' Instagram for Woman Crush Wednesday -- when he posted a pic of her saying, "Need to have this baby and stop playing!" -- but she's nowhere near ready to be a baby mama.
We're told ... for now Karrueche is career-centric -- she wants to be an actress.
Bey's Marriage Is Perfect
Breakup Rumors Are BS!!!
8/21/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce and Jay Z are NOT breaking up ... in fact, their relationship is "perfect' ... so says a woman who would definitely know -- Beyonce's mom.
Tina Knowles was leaving lunch with Kelly Rowland at Via Alloro in Bev Hills -- and in a super-rare moment, actually opened up about rumors that B and J's marriage is on the rocks.
Mama Knowles even had some choice words for people like Akon -- who recently told us the couple's relationship "feels corporate."
And there seems to be evidence to back up Tina's statement -- Bey and Jay have been spotted out together a lot recently ... looking happy at the go-kart track, a restaurant opening, and they even embraced on stage.
So, the question ...
Rescue Kitten Trapped In Car Engine!!
8/21/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cat-astrophe avoided at "Dancing With the Stars" -- when a stowaway kitten that had been stuck inside a car's motor was rescued by two PAs -- who heard the engine purring -- literally.
Production sources tell us ... the PAs heard noises from a random vehicle on the lot. They walked up to the car and heard the meows ... then discovered a kitten trapped under the hood.
Interesting Fact: Cats are known to climb near car engines to stay warm at night.
Back to the story ... The PAs tried luring the critter out with tuna ... when that didn't work, one of them crawled under the car, reached into the engine compartment and snatched the kitty.
The most amazing part ... the heroes believe the stray was inside the engine when the driver took the car from the San Fernando Valley to Hollywood.
The DWTS wardrobe dept. is now caring for the cat ... which they've named Steve ... and he's feel-ine fine.
Stay Away from My House, Creep
8/21/2014 4:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rihanna has yet another stalker ... and this one lurks with intent.
The singer got a restraining order against a dude who skulked around her Hollywood Hills house last week. Her security saw the guy hanging around for 3 to 4 hours and believed he was casing the joint.
The man was at one of Rihanna's perimeter walls, staring up, and the guard believed he was about to scale it. When the guy noticed the guard he fled. But the cops found him and arrested him on an unconnected vandalism charge.
Here's the twist. Law enforcement tells us they don't think the guy even knew it was Rihanna's house. Her security guards beg to differ.
Now he's ordered stay 100 yards from Rihanna and her home.
Kid From 'Jumanji'
Now Open About HIS Depression
8/21/2014 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Williams is inspiring people even in death ... his young co-star from "Jumanji" has decided it's time for people like him suffering from depression to shed the shame.
Somehow our photog spotted Bradley Pierce -- who played Peter Shepard in the classic 1995 comedy -- Wednesday night in L.A.
Pierce said he's been motivated to talk openly about his battle with depression, which he's dealt with since he was 16.
Pierce also shared a great story about Williams from the set of "Jumanji" about filming the monsoon scene -- the only time he ever got aggressive.
Solo Goes Yolo
Plunges Down 2,500 Ft. Slide
8/21/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
J.J. Abrams ain't gonna like this ... 'cause Harrison Ford put his recently broken leg at risk this week when he went barreling down a 2,500 foot mega-slide -- just days before he's due back on the "Star Wars" set.
Ford -- whose Han Solo scenes were pushed back when he broke his leg on the set in June -- hit up the Alpine Slide in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Tuesday to take the 2,500 foot plunge with his family.
The slide is no joke -- with riders sometimes reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour. And we're told Ford was FLYING down the chute ... and screaming to the rider in front of him to speed up!!!
We're told Harrison is a regular on the Alpine Slide -- and often rides with his grandkids -- but when you're nursing a broken ankle (and you're 72) and an entire production revolves around YOU, maybe find a less dangerous hobby??
Fortunately, the force was strong with Harrison -- no injuries, no accidents, no problems. He's reportedly due back on the "Star Wars" set by the end of the month to finish shooting.