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Urban Meyer's Brother-In-Law Charged with Kidnapping, Rape

8/26/2016 11:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0826-urban-meyer-gettyThe brother-in-law of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has been charged with rape, kidnapping and more ... stemming from a January incident, TMZ Sports has learned. 

The suspect is former Chillicothe police officer Brandon Mather -- who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the back of a police cruiser while he was off duty. 


Officials say ... Mather had been drinking at a pub on January 17th when a woman came running from a nearby hotel claiming she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. 

While two on-duty cops investigated, an intoxicated Mather somehow ended up in a police cruiser with the alleged victim -- where she claims he put his hands down her pants. 

Officials say the woman claims Mather then drove her to the home of one of his friends -- where he and another man allegedly tried to rape her. 

The woman says she texted her ex-husband for help while inside the home -- and he called the cops. 

The woman says she recorded audio of Mather saying, "I just want her pants off."

Mather has since resigned from the police department -- and has been charged with 1 count of rape, 1 count of kidnapping, 2 counts of abduction and 2 counts of gross sexual imposition. 

We spoke with Urban's wife, Shelley Meyer, who said -- "I'm not close to the situation. Quite frankly, I'm keeping my distance and I have been for some time."

Prince Tour Paisley Park Courtesy of Elvis Presley

8/24/2016 3:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0824-paisley-park-graceland-getty-01Prince's home is now the domain of the King -- as in Elvis Presley's people running tours at Paisley Park.

The bank that manages Prince's estate -- Bremer Trust -- just announced the deal that puts the people who run Graceland in charge of public tours, which are set to begin in October.

Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, is reportedly on board with the Elvis plan, but sources close to the heirs tell TMZ not everyone in the family agrees.

We're told the dissenting family members objected, in part, because Graceland Holdings has previously had financial problems. As it stands, team Elvis would get 50% of revenue generated by Paisley Park tours.

We're told Bremer's currently negotiating with the family in hopes of getting everyone on board, but that's more for PR purposes. Fact is, the tours are going to happen ... but it seems the bank just wants to make sure Prince family members don't publicly bad mouth the deal.


Blac Chyna I'm Kool with Kylie

8/24/2016 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0824_blac_chyna_kylie_jenner_tmzBlac Chyna and Kylie Jenner have buried the hatchet and there's no animosity over Kylie playing stepmom to Chyna and Tyga's son King ... so claims Rob's fiancee.

Sources close to Blac Chyna tell us she actually enjoyed the pics of Kylie and King at a mini-golf course.

We're told Chyna's good with the entire Kardashian brood ... a brand she's personally growing -- she's weeks away from giving birth.

She's also not stupid and knows Kylie will become her sister-in-law and if she starts picking fights with her, Kris will side with her daughter, which will cause Chyna financial and other problems.

The Kardashians are also on board ... they've invited Chyna to family events ... most recently the latest DASH store opening and Kris' mom's birthday.

Chyna knows which battles not to pick.


Kylie Jenner Stepping Up as Stepmom

8/24/2016 6:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0823-kylie-jenner-tyga-king-tmz-02Kylie Jenner is arguably stepping up as Tyga's now longtime GF and helping him raise his child ... the other scenario -- she's pissing off baby mama Blac Chyna something fierce.

Kylie took 3-year-old King Tuesday to play a round of miniature golf in Sherman Oaks. Tyga also tried his hand on the putting green. 

It's unclear how Chyna feels about her one-time mortal enemy, who she hedged last week during a Facebook Live session.

We're on the lookout for her reaction.



Chris Hemsworth Showbiz ... It's All Who You Know

8/23/2016 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0823-chris-hemsworth-cristian-prieto-splash-01Chris Hemsworth takes care of his own on set ... even the in-laws. 

The actor hooked up Cristian Prieto -- the little bro of his wife Elsa Pataky -- with a production gig for his new 'Thor' movie -- which is in the middle of filming in Brisbane, Australia.

We're sure Chris helping out Cristian sat well with the missus.

It's like they say, happy wife ... 

Chris Rock Divorce Final

8/23/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0822-Chris-Malaak-rock-tmz-getty-02Chris Rock is officially single, after paying a visit to a New Jersey courthouse ... TMZ has learned.

Chris and now ex-wife Malaak both appeared Monday before a judge, finalizing their divorce.

The couple married in 1996 and have 2 kids, ages 12 and 14.   

As we reported, there's a third child ... and the circumstances of how she became part of the family are shrouded in mystery. 8-year-old Ntombi was only 6 months old when she began living with the Rock family. Ntombi is from South Africa and the daughter of poor street peddlers.

Ntombi was never adopted and Chris maintained she was not his daughter. He has been in regular contact with his 2 kids since the couple separated in 2014, but has not seen Ntombi.

We don't know the terms of the settlement ... the case is sealed. It's unclear what, if anything, Chris is paying by way of child support ... particularly in the case of Ntombi.

We made repeated calls to Chris' rep, Leslie Sloane, but the calls were not returned.


Kim Kardashian Motherhood's a Beach ... With a Great ASS!

8/18/2016 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0818_kim_kardashian_north_saint_beach_launchKim Kardashian slipped into a tiny bikini and hit the beach in Mexico ready to roll around in the sand ... with her kids.

Yeah, North and Saint are on vacay with mom. The whole fam went out Thursday for some fun in the sun -- and the kids are so freakin' adorable they almost upstaged Kim's famed assets.



Katie Holmes & Suri Cruise Smoothies and the City

8/18/2016 7:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0818-katie-holmes-suri-cruise-cute-dog-walk-FAMEFLYNET-01Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise looked like your typical, everyday NYC fashionistas Wednesday during a summer stroll.

Sundress. Check. Cutoff shorts. Check. Smoothies. Check.

Bonus points for adorable pocket-sized pooch named Honey.


Brendan Dassey Ready for a J-O-B, But First ... Make Me Some Chili, Mom!

8/17/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0816-brendan-dassey-netflix-01Brendan Dassey is already prepping for freedom ... mapping out a prospective career path, but the guy has priorities -- we're told there's one thing he wants more than money or a job.

Sources close to him say job 1 for Brendan is spending time with family -- and not only because he's hankering for his favorite meal. We're told he has already requested his mom's homemade chili or her lasagna.

Dassey earned his GED earlier this year while serving his sentence in Columbia Correctional in Wisconsin. We're told he'd like to further his education when he gets out by focusing on video game design -- and hopes to land a job in the super competitive field.

Brendan also wants to do some traveling -- naturally, he's been in prison for 9 years. And get this -- he wants to settle down with a nice girl and have 3 kids.

Of course ... Brendan's friends and family plan to finally get him to WrestleMania.

Antonio Cromartie's Wife Unloads On Mother-In-Law ... You're Why He Has 13 Kids!

8/16/2016 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0816-antonio-cromaertie-instagramAntonio Cromartie's wife says her husband went out and fathered 13 kids because of the lack of love from his own mother. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Antonio is evicting his mom from the home he bought her in 2007 because she refuses to make the monthly mortgage payments, per the agreement Antonio claims they made. 

But Antonio's wife, Terricka Cromartie, says there's a bigger issue -- claiming Antonio's mom simply doesn't like her ... and she's taking it out on Antonio's family. 

"You can dislike me his wife as much as you want but look at what you are doing to your child," Terricka wrote in a statement posted to social media.

"This is why my husband prolly fathered so many kids because the lack of love from you."

Terricka says Antonio's mother has the money to pay for the home -- but instead she's stiffing the bank and ruining Antonio's credit in the process.

"Money really is the root of all evil ... My Job is to make sure all our children have a future, all 13 of them."

Albert Pujols Cousin Sues for $27 Mil ... You Wrongly Labeled Me a Murderer

8/13/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0812-albert-pujols-GETTY-01MLB superstar Albert Pujols is being sued by his own cousin -- who claims the L.A. Angels slugger ruined his life and aspiring baseball career by wrongly labeling him as a murderer.

The man behind the lawsuit is Wilfrido Juan Pujols -- Albert's cousin -- who was the passenger in a 2007 police chase in Missouri in which his car struck and killed a man. 

Wilfrido's older brother was behind the wheel that day -- and was charged with multiple felonies including 2nd degree felony murder. Wilfrido was NOT charged with a crime. In fact, he claims he was trying to STOP his brother, who was messed up on drugs and booze. 

The mother of the victim wrote a message to Albert's foundation in 2014 -- accusing the MLB star and his wife of financially aiding the brothers who she claimed "murdered" her son.

Albert's wife, Deidre, responded to the message with a statement condemning BOTH of the brothers -- saying, "These two young men have ruined many lives."

The victim's mother posted Deidre's statement on her Facebook page. 

Wilfrido says it was that statement that has destroyed his reputation -- because people now think he played an active role in the deadly incident.

In his lawsuit, Wilfrido says the statement was approved by Albert -- and ruined his reputation in the baseball community and derailed his playing career.

Now, he wants the Pujols to shell out more than $27 MILLION to make things right ... don't hold your breath. 

We reached out to Albert's camp -- so far, no word back.  

Brooklyn Beckham Rocks Gay Pride Shirt During Father/Son Gym Sesh

8/11/2016 10:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0811_Brooklyn-Beckham_socks_AKMGSIDavid Beckham's 17-year-old son made a fashion statement on the way into a spin class in L.A. Wednesday -- rocking a pink gay pride tank top ... with the socks to match! 

Brooklyn Beckham and his world-famous father hit up SoulCycle for a little father/son workout sesh ... followed by a smoothie at the famous Earthbar cafe. 

As for the shirt, it's from Palm Springs Gay Pride in 2011 ... so, we're guessing Brooklyn was just going for more of a retro look. 

One more thing ... Brooklyn's currently dating Chloe Moretz.

Sorry, fellas. 

Beyonce & Jay Z We're Teachin' Ivy This is How to Poop Deck

8/11/2016 6:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0811-beyonce-jay-z-akm-01BeyonceJay Z and Blue Ivy are cruisin' like they're some kind of music royalty.

The Carters docked in Capri Tuesday, after several days of tooling around the Mediterranean.

Ivy's schoolmates are gonna be as green as a pool in Rio.

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