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Suge Knight

Surveillance Cams Broken ...

Pointed Wrong Way

2/1/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0130-tams-security-cameras-tmz-01Suge Knight thinks surveillance video will exonerate him, while cops believe it could be the smoking gun that nails him for murder. Well both sides need a Plan B, because the surveillance footage doesn't exist.

The owner of Tam's -- the Compton hamburger joint where Suge ran over and killed Terry Carter -- tells us the security camera trained at the parking lot doesn't work. He got nothin'.

There's a Wells Fargo nearby but we went out there and the cameras don't face in the direction of Tam's parking lot. Ditto the Louisiana Fried Chicken joint and the Rite Aid.

Law enforcement sources tell us they also checked and came up goose eggs. 

They're all on the hunt for someone who might have captured the accident and what preceded it on their cell phone.

DMX

Best Prayer Service EVER!!!

1/31/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

DMX Praying Video

DMX makes the fieriest of pastors look like boring insurance salesmen ... this is one for the ages.

It all went down in Las Vegas before a concert ... when 44-year-old DMX asked the man upstairs to prevent stabbings, shootings and fighting from ruining his gig.

You gotta watch the faces of his makeshift congregation. They are either deep in prayer or doing everything humanly possible not to bust up.

Please watch this video. It could save you.

Ty Dolla $ign & YG

They 86'd Me with a Kick to the Head

... Fan Claims

1/30/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ty Dolla Sign YG FightTy Dolla $ign and YG allegedly beat down a guy for cramping their VIP style inside an Australian nightclub Sunday night.

The rappers performed at Eve Nightclub in Melbourne ... where police say a clubgoer is accusing them of punching and kicking him in the head in a dispute over their turf.  

The alleged victim claims he was hanging in the VIP area when the rappers and their crew rolled in and tried to shove everyone else out. The victim says when he refused to bolt ... they unloaded on him and then chased him outside.

Cops eventually arrived and shut down the club. No one got arrested, but we're told they are now investigating the alleged assault.

Sources close to the rappers tell us they never touched the man, and they claim club security guards tossed him. 

Jagged Edge Singer Arrested

Allegedly Shoved Engagement Ring

Down Fiancée's Throat

1/29/2015 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jagged Edge Singer Arrested Engagement Ring
Jagged Edge singer Kyle Norman probably won't be meeting his fiancée at the altar, because he's been accused of beating her ... and attempting to make her swallow her own engagement ring.

The singer was arrested early Thursday morning in Atlanta after officers responded to a fight call between the couple ... and found her with a golf ball-sized welt on her head. 

According to cops, the woman claims Norman threatened to kill her ... then he allegedly began punching and choking her with a scarf -- and then tried to force the ring down her throat. 

We're told Norman went peacefully when cops arrived. He claimed the whole fight started because he was upset about his dad having cancer. She says they were arguing about drinking. 

Norman was charged with aggravated assault, and is still behind bars.  



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Black Sabbath

Geezer Butler Arrested for Bar Brawl

1/28/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ozzy Osbourne's right hand man in Black Sabbath -- bassist Geezer Butler -- got busted for a bar fight, and spent a night in jail.

Sources tell us Butler was in a bar at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley Tuesday ... when the brawl broke out -- and apparently the ol' Geezer's still got some fight left in him.

Inyo County Sheriff's deputies, clearly believing the Butler did it ... arrested the 65-year-old for battery, vandalism, and disorderly conduct. 

Butler famously wrote most of Sabbath's lyrics ... while Ozzy got all the glory as the band's frontman.

Has he lost his mind? Can he see or is he blind?

Who knows? But cops tell us Butler was released from jail Wednesday morning after drying out.

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Ex-UFC Champ BJ Penn

Slammed Head Against Bar

... Before Fight

1/20/2015 4:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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BJ Penn slammed his head against a solid wooden bar 3 times in anger ... before the ex-UFC champ went outside and got into a fight this weekend ... bar sources tell TMZ Sports

We're told ... BJ was a "perfect gentleman" when he arrived to the South Shore Tiki Lounge in Maui on Saturday night -- but became agitated and at one point began banging his head into the bar. 

"He was definitely aggravated at something," one source tells us who also says Penn did NOT appear to be drunk.

"He only had one drink.  At first he was okay, then he was hitting his head on the bar .... and 20 minutes later he was outside fighting."

As we previously reported, Penn allegedly attacked one of his friends in the parking lot -- and reportedly injured the guy so bad, he was hospitalized for a broken eye socket. 

Penn was later arrested for assault. Cops are still investigating the incident.

Ex-UFC Champ BJ Penn

ARRESTED IN HAWAII

... Parking Lot Brawl

1/20/2015 5:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former UFC champ BJ Penn was arrested in Hawaii this weekend ... after reportedly beating a man so bad in a bar parking lot, the guy was hospitalized for a broken eye socket. 

Penn had been boozing at a bar in Maui with a friend when he allegedly began to get aggressive with other bar patrons ... and Penn's buddy tried to step in between and calm the fighter down. 

But according to HawaiiNewsNow.com, Penn turned on his pal -- punching him in the face and kneeing him in the forehead.  

Penn's friend was so badly injured, he was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a fractured left eye socket. 

According to officials, Penn left the scene ... but was taken into custody at a nearby hotel. He was arrested for 2nd degree assault. 

Story developing ...

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August Alsina Brawl

Security Helped Singer Ambush Me

... Promoter Claims

1/20/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar10:30 AM PT -- August's people deny any ambush, telling us ... most of the people in the hallway were either neutral or WITH Loose Cannon Slim.

Further, they say August had no issue going on before Migos -- and claim the real issue is the promoter delayed paying August until 2 hours before the show. They say artists usually get paid as soon as they get into town.
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and his crew made a punk move when they kicked in a concert promoter's face -- because they waited until he was all by himself to do it.

TMZ obtained this new video of the brawl that went down backstage at a St. Louis concert ... and it shows R&B star Alsina actually did get at least one punch in on Loose Cannon Slim, the promoter. It was unclear in our first clip of the fight.

Sources close to Slim tell TMZ by the time punches started flying ... security guards for the venue had already detained Slim's posse following an earlier dressing room scrap with Alsina -- so it was never a fair fight.

As for why the fight went down -- we're told double-A was offended he had to perform before the group Migos ... because, in his mind, he's way bigger than the "Versace" rappers.

We reached out to August and the venue for comment, but so far ... radio silence.

August Alsina

Backstage Brawl

At Non-Violence Concert

1/19/2015 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Video



*** WARNING: This video contains all sorts of words Dr. King would not approve of. ***

R&B star August Alsina has never heard of the phrase "Don't kick a man while he's down" ... because that's exactly what he tried to do during a brawl after a show to promote non-violence. Whoops.

The show was called State Of Emergency 2 and it went down Saturday night at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis. Proceeds from the show went to the Put Down the Pistol program.

According to our sources, Alsina got into it backstage with the show's promoter, Loose Cannon Slim, after Slim got upset at Alsina for showing up late. Words were exchanged and it seemed as if it would stop there ... until the punches started flying.

The video is crazy -- you can see Alsina go after Slim, who got knocked to the ground. One of Alsina's people quickly pulled him off ... while Fabolous watched from a distance -- holding his drink.

Animal Planet Star

Ex Claims Physical and Drug Abuse

He Says BS

1/19/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0116-oz-rhino-wars-animal-planet-01One of the stars of Animal Planet's "Battleground: Rhino Wars" just learned there's something actually more dangerous than a rhino ... a pissed off ex-girlfriend.

Azad "Oz" Ebrahimzadeh is under investigation by Memphis PD after Elizabeth Keister filed a police report claiming he punched and choked her during a trip to Australia last month. Law enforcement sources tell us since it happened outside of Memphis they can't do anything. 

But Keister also claims she found drugs in his home he's possessing illegally ... ketamine and a bag with white powder, labeled "Viagra." Cops say they will investigate that charge.  

But the Special Forces medic says she's full of it ... just a bitter ex who embarrassed him by getting wasted in front of his family during their trip. He denies striking her and says he has a DEA license for the drugs.

What concerns Oz most is his non-profit, VETPAW -- he says he doesn't want the allegations to jeopardize his work to protect African wildlife. He's considering his legal options against Keister.


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Super Agent Drew Rosenhaus

Cops Called for Domestic Dispute

... Wife Says Gun In House

1/18/2015 9:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0118-ROSENHAUS-TMZ-02Cops were called to the Miami home of sports mega-agent Drew Rosenhaus Sunday night after a domestic incident with his wife ... who told cops she was concerned about a gun in the house ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We've learned ... Drew's wife Lisa Thomson (a Miami real estate agent) told police she arrived to the home after the NFL playoff games ... and was verbally attacked by Drew and his brother Jason.

0118-lisa-thomson-twitter2Our sources say ... Lisa told police things were escalating quickly -- she claimed Drew's brother had called her a "whore" and an "alcoholic" -- and said Drew eventually gave her trash bags and told her to get her stuff out of the home and leave.

Lisa told police she was concerned because there was a gun in the home and called police as a preventative measure -- though she was clear no one ever threatened to use the gun ... or ever brandished it during the altercation.

When cops arrived to the home ... we're told they were able get the situation under control. No one was arrested and Lisa left without further incident.

Lisa and Drew were married in 2013. Drew represents some of the biggest names in sports including Rob Gronkowski and famously consulted on "Jerry Maguire" and "Arliss."

Multiple attempts to reach Drew and his brother for comment were unsuccessful.

Les Twins Dancer

Sucker Punched

During Dance Off

1/17/2015 8:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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011715_dance_punch_launchDance duo Les Twins -- featured on Beyonce/Jay Z's recent tour -- were embroiled in an intense dance battle Friday ... it got so heated one of them got punched in the face!

The twins were competing at Revolution Lounge in Las Vegas ... and the person who shot the video says Laurent and Larry Bourgeios were trash talking with the opposing dancers.

Laurent eventually tries to make peace, but when he extends his hand he's swiftly gets punched in the face.

We're told the man who threw punches was booted  ... and the competition ended with no winner.

Calls to the Mirage and Les Twins went unreturned.

Check out the dancers in action during the "On the Run" tour -- pretty impressive.

Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler

Arrested Over Death Threat

1/16/2015 11:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler were handcuffed and thrown in the back of squad cars for making criminal threats against each other ... she claimed he threatened to kill her, and he claimed
she threatened him right back.

It happened last month, but we just got the legal docs. On December 7, the two got into a verbal fight over a reality show Travis wants to do with their 2 kids.  It's surprising, but the former couple STILL live under the same roof.

According to the docs -- which were filed by Shanna so the family could be evaluated for a possible custody change -- Travis said, "If I could, I'd put a bullet in your head."  She then called the cops, who came to their L.A. home. Travis then told cops Shanna threatened to have her boyfriend come and beat him up.

They were then both cuffed, arrested and taken to the station.  

Shanna told cops things have gotten extremely bad between the two of them. She said he would say to her, "F*** you bitch,' calling her a "f***ing piece of garbage and calling her "a cigarette smoking, coke-snorting bitch." She also has an email in which he said, "My poor kids have a whore for a mom."

Shanna says the drummer's erratic behavior started after the 2008 plane crash -- she claims he was suffering from mood swings while weaning off pain meds.

Sources tell TMZ ... charges will not be filed against either one. But, we've learned, The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services was contacted and they are investigating.

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