Da Band singer Sara Stokes -- who's been in and out of trouble since the group's heyday -- is in jail after a knock-down-drag-out brawl with her husband.
Cops tell us ... they were called to Stokes' home July 21st at 3:45 A.M. ... and found her and hubby Tony outside -- fighting on the ground. They say Stokes was drunk.
Stokes was arrested and charged with domestic violence. And as if things weren't bad enough ... she's now in hot water because the arrest has triggered a probation violation for a prior DV incident -- also involving her husband. So she'll be spending the next 93 days in the pokey for that.
Stokes has had other run-ins with the law since Da Band hit it big in 2002 on "Making the Band 2." She was arrested in 2009 for stabbing her husband ... and got 3 years probation in a plea deal.
Ex-MGM Mogul Kirk Kerkorian
Wife Loses Bid for $500K a Month
In Horse Expenses!
8/6/2014 2:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-MGM mogul Kirk Kerkorian just scored a knockout punch against his ex-wife Lisa Bonder ... a judge just shut down her request to up monthly child support from $100K to $565K.
It's a spectacular defeat for Bonder, who claimed their 16-year-old daughter Kira needed $491,000 a month just for equestrian expenses. Kira is an accomplished rider who has Olympic aspirations, but apparently the judge found Bonder's request ridiculous.
The judge felt Bonder could make do with $100,000 a month ... which by the way is the largest child support award on record in the U.S.
The judge scoffed at Bonder's request in his written ruling -- obtained by TMZ -- saying, "There is a difference between the 'needs' of a child and the 'wants' of a child."
Here's what's really amazing. Kerkorian and Bonder were married a grand total of 28 days back in 1999 and the child isn't even his ... when he agreed to pay support he didn't know Kira wasn't his biological child.
Kerkorian, who was repped by attorneys Judy Bogen and Joe Mannis, will continue to pay $100K a month.
Caught Up in Mall Fight
Bodyguard Under Criminal Investigation
8/6/2014 8:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
50 Cent's bodyguard allegedly attacked a man and his son in a shopping mall -- a man who was trying to film the rapper -- and now cops are conducting a criminal investigation.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 50 and his son were at the Burbank Town Center Sunday when Lazzeri Frazier and his son saw 50 and thought it would be cool to shoot some cell phone video.
We're told 50's bodyguard came from behind Frazier and snatched the phone out of his hands. Frazier verbally confronted the bodyguard and the bodyguard then allegedly hauled off and shoved Frazier. The 2 began fighting and Frazier's 16-year-old son stepped in to break up the fight. The son claims the bodyguard punched him in the face.
The bodyguard fled the scene by the time cops arrived. 50 refused to speak to police, but witnesses corroborated Frazier's story.
Cops tell us the case will be sent over to prosecutors. 50 is not a suspect.
'I'm the Smartest Celebrity
You've Ever F***ing Dealt With!'
8/6/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West swears under oath, "I'm the smartest celebrity you've ever f***ing dealt with. I'm not Britney Spears."
We got hold of a transcript of Kanye's deposition in the case where he's accused of beating a photog and smashing his camera.
Kanye explains to Nate Goldberg, the photog's lawyer, "I'm in the business of trying to make dope s**t for the world. You're in the business of representing scums and trying to make as much money as long as there's this lapse in the law."
Goldberg grills Kanye about his song, "Flashing Lights," -- a rant against the paparazzi. Goldberg quotes from the song, "Till I get flashed by the paparazzi, damn, these ni**as got me."
At that point Kanye interrupts, "You have to ask for a hall pass. You can't just say the 'n' word around me." adding, "It offends me because you're a white person saying 'ni**a.'"
Kanye says there's a parallel between blacks fighting for civil rights in the '60s and celebs fighting for theirs today: "I mean in the '60s people used to hold up 'Die N****r' signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also." Goldberg asks if he equates the struggle of blacks in the past with celebrities today and Kanye says, "Yes, 100 ... I equate it to discrimination. I equate it to inequalities."
Kanye goes on, "We, as group of minorities here in L.A., as celebrities have to ban together to influence guys like this -- guys trying to take the picture, guys trying to get the big win, guys trying to get the check."
The depo is riddled with Kanye's sarcasm. When Goldberg asks where he lives, Kanye replies, "Earth."
Cops Investigating Violent Studio Catfight
8/5/2014 2:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A Danity Kane recording sesh erupted in violence Monday ... and they actually needed a first aid kit.
We're told bandmates Dawn Richard and Aubrey O'Day got physical during a disagreement at an L.A. studio on Monday, resulting in Dawn slugging Aubrey in the head with a closed fist.
DK's third member, Shannon Bex, was also there and tried unsuccessfully to break up the fight.
This isn't the first time DK's had issues ... the original five members disbanded in 2009, with four of them reuniting last year. Aundrea Fimbres quickly dropped out, leaving the remaining three.
Aubrey filed a battery report. Cops are investigating.
Concert Riot Was Rapper's Doing
8/5/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper YG started the chaotic water bottle melee that abruptly ended his concert ... and he did it to cover up the fact that he couldn't sing.
YG lost his voice 2 songs into his performance ... that's what a rep for the promoters tell TMZ. The promoters say the rapper first tried to get his DJ to pump up the volume to mask his voice, but when that didn't work he resorted to throwing water bottles at the crowd ... which predictably turned bad.
Apparently YG wasn't sure the bottle would do the trick, so he jumped off stage and punched a fan in the face ... and that's when all hell broke loose.
The promoter tells us the club is now in danger of losing its license. We're told the club may take legal action against the rapper.
We reached out to YG's camp for comment ... so far, no word back.
Beyonce and Jay Z
Gruesome Photos of Finger-Biting Aftermath
8/4/2014 2:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS UNLESS YOU CAN HANDLE SOMETHING HARD CORE VIOLENT.
This is what's left of a man's finger after the tip was bitten off at the Beyonce/Jay Z concert over the weekend.
Robert Alcaraz-Garnica is in custody on suspicion of sexual battery and mayhem, after he allegedly groped a woman and began fighting with her boyfriend. Cops say Alcaraz-Garnica bit the tip of the boyfriend's index finger off during the fight.
In addition to criminal prosecution ... we're told Alcaraz-Garncia can expect a lawsuit
'The Wire' Star
Yeah I Got Stabbed
D.C.'s Not all Roses
8/4/2014 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"The Wire" star Anwan Glover is acting like getting stabbed is no big deal ... because everyone knows Washington D.C. is not all roses and rose gardens.
We got Anwan in Maryland Monday ... and he made light of the attack at Cafe Asia Sunday AM. Glover -- who played Slim Charles on the show -- was blindsided when 2 men started beating him and then he was stabbed.
Glover says D.C. is a deceptive place ... it seems like such a nice place, with The White House and all ... but it's a lot tougher.
Correspondent Allegedly Bit EMTs
In Drunken Rage
8/4/2014 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
CNN is being sued by 2 EMTs who claim one of the network's reporters bit them in a drunken rage.
Arwa Damon -- the Beirut-based senior international correspondent for CNN -- was in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad back in July. According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- she became "seriously intoxicated" and became unruly and violent.
Authorities arrived and according to the suit ... EMTs Tracy Lamar and Charles Simons were trying to help Damon when the correspondent bit both on their left arms. Simons also claims his knees and elbows were injured. Lamar says she was also bruised.
The suit claims while the EMTs were providing assistance ... Damon played the famous card, saying she was a "major reporter for CNN."
The suit claims CNN knew Damon had a history of becoming drunk and abusive, and had a penchant for violence, even when sober.
Lamar and Simons are each suing CNN and Damon for $1 million.
We contacted CNN ... so far now word back.
'The Wire' Star Anwan Glover
Stabbed and Beaten
Inside a DC Nightclub
8/3/2014 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"The Wire" star Anwan Glover was stabbed inside a Washington DC nightclub early Sunday morning.
Glover -- who played Slim Charles -- was in Cafe Asia when he claims 2 men started beating him. He says he heard someone scream, "He has a knife," and then felt a sharp pain.
Glover -- who also appeared in "Twelve Years a Slave" -- was taken to a local hospital with lacerations and bruises.
It's unclear why the fight started ... or the relationship between the men who beat and stabbed him.
We're told Anwar is still in the hospital and currently undergoing some tests.
Anwar's rep says he appreciates everyone's concerns, adding, "It's helping him get through this."
Parties Like a Wild Man
8/1/2014 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Orlando Bloom is not acting like the loser of the Justin Bieber scuffle ... he looks like he's having the best time of his life at a restaurant near Ibiza.
Orlando looks a little -- well, buzzed -- as he dances furiously to "Happy" ... flailing his arms in the air.
At one point he pulls what appears to be his GF -- Erica Packer -- up on the bench he's dancing on and kisses her hand.
But Erica does not have a monopoly on Orlando. A bunch of chicks swarm him as he dances uncontrollably.
This is the funnest feud ever.
I Look Bad Ass!
8/1/2014 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is rubbing Orlando Bloom's nose in their Ibiza war not because he's angry, but because he thinks it makes him look hard ... and we're getting this from people who are around him right now.
Here's what we're being told ... Justin's story is that he had no ax to grind with Orlando when he saw him at Cipriani restaurant before the clash. Justin insists he didn't even recognize Orlando and simply extended his hand. Bieber was pissed that Orlando rebuffed him.
Now here's the thing. Bieber quickly realized the public resoundingly believed Justin won the "fight" ... and that's when he decided he could up his tough game by humiliating Orlando with pics of Miranda on Instagram. It was all about looking tough.
When people started saying Bieber was bad ass for posting the pic ... he upped his game with the pic of a weepy Orlando.
One source said Justin is "irrational" in the glee he's taking over the scuffle.
Bottom line -- we're told he's loving this ... having a great time in Ibiza. And he thinks it's cool that people think he banged Orlando's then-wife and still won the war.
My Ex BF is a Leech and an Ingrate
8/1/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Linda Hogan is scoffing at her ex-BF's claim he was treated and paid like a day laborer during their relationship, saying he lived in the lap of luxury the entire time they were banging.
Sources very close to the former couple tell us ... the then 48-year-old ex-wife of Hulk Hogan paid full freight for then 19-year-old Charlie Hill ... from his wardrobe, to his food, to lavish vacations ... even an allowance.
We're told Linda is steaming over Charlie's $1.5 million lawsuit ... demanding money for the chores he performed, including waxing her yacht, fertilizing 25 acres of avocado trees and supervising a chain saw gang.
Linda says Charlie never had a real job during their entire 4-year relationship. She's especially irked about the boat waxing business, saying he wanted to become a boat captain and she paid for classes to get him certified. And waxing is part of the deal, right?
Linda's lawyer Ray Rafool tells us, "Linda is embarrassed for Charlie and can't believe he'd say such things considering the relationship they had."
The relationship, we're guessing, is defined by a math problem: How many times does 19 go into 48?