Bristol Palin hysterically told cops during the epic drunken Palin family brawl in Alaska last month ... that some guy knocked her down and called her a f**king c**t.
Bristol's conversation with cops outside the party near Anchorage was recorded by the officer and TMZ obtained a copy. During the convo ... Bristol explains the fight was triggered by an "old lady" who shoved her younger sister, Willow.
Listen carefully ... you can hear Sarah Palin in the background telling Bristol not to cuss during her statement.
As we reported ... police broke up the massive melee, but no one involved wanted to press charges.
Blowout With Fiancee
We're Exhausted From Breastfeeding!
10/21/2014 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Arquette thinks he knows what it's like to breastfeed a baby ... and says it explains the nuclear meltdown with his fiancee in the middle of a West Hollywood street.
An angry Arquette was seen stomping away from celeb hotspot Craig's Friday night on foot ... with fiancee Christina McLarty in hot pursuit ... sobbing and begging him to come back.
On the video, Arquette can be heard saying, "I'm done. Just like your last guy." Some people took that to mean he was breaking off his 3-month engagement to McLarty, who gave birth to his son, Charlie, last April.
But David tells TMZ ... it was simply an argument between two exhausted new parents. The couple had a baby boy back in April and Arquette says, "We are both hormonal and haven't slept in 6 months. Christina is still breastfeeding, I feel like I am."
He insists they're still engaged and still in love ... and says he takes full responsibility.
Letterman's Cue Card Guy
FIRED For Attacking Writer
10/19/2014 8:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Letterman's famous cue card guy on "Late Show" was given the boot this week ... after he says he cussed at the famous TV host backstage -- then attacked one of the writers.
Tony Mendez says he was given the boot this week over an incident that took place on Thursday ... but the real problem started the day before during a rehearsal for the show -- according to the NY Post.
Tony says he's had a problem with show writer Bill Scheft for a long time ... and during the rehearsal he snapped when Scheft interrupted his convo with Letterman -- so he told the writer to get off his back.
But when Letterman got angry at him for it Tony snapped ... telling Dave, "You're the one who has a sour disposition, mother****r."
Tony claims he was stewing all night over what happened ... and when he came into work the next day he immediately approached Scheft, then rougly grabbed him by the shirt. Sources told the Post he threw the writer up against a wall.
He was immediately removed from the building and terminated from his position -- but offered severance ... his full salary and health insurance until the show ends in May.
However the famous cue card guy says he's not gonna hold a grudge against Dave over this, adding, "He is the best, the most generous boss I have ever had."
Photog Files Police Report
For Takedown at Concert
10/18/2014 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
James Franco took down a photog while leaving the Lana Del Rey concert Friday night in Hollywood ... this according to the paparazzo -- who now wants justice.
Franco attended the LDR show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and based on the pics it looks like James may have just been joking around when it happened.
The photog obviously wasn't playing around though ... he went into an LAPD office Saturday morning to file a report -- claiming he's got broken equipment and a minor back injury.
We're told police will pass the case onto detectives this week.
We reached out to Franco's rep ... so far, no word back.
She's a Finger-Bashing B****
... Claims Alleged Victim
10/15/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Keyshia Cole knows how to brawl -- punching, scratching and pulling hair like a champ -- according to the woman who claims Cole attacked her last month during a jealous rage.
Sabrina Mercadel filed court docs accusing Cole of punching her in the face, slashing her with fingernails and throwing objects at her. Mercadel says her neck and back were hurt -- and her finger was so badly damaged ... it might be useless for good.
TMZ broke the story ... sources say Cole went nuclear when she found Mercadel at an early morning party in the penthouse of Cash Money CEO Birdman -- Cole's rumored bf at the time. For her part, Mercadel says in the docs she was just "visiting a friend." Sources at the party tell us there was no banging going down.
Mercadel requested, and was granted, a restraining order -- which requires Cole to stay 100 yards away and prohibits any contact.
Cleared in Alleged Phone Snatching
... No Video Evidence
10/11/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's tough guy act with a photo-snapping fan will NOT land him in more legal trouble -- TMZ has learned he won't be charged for the incident in a Hollywood arcade, and he probably has his security team to thank.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they reviewed security cam footage from the Dave & Buster's -- as well as the cell phone video shot by the fan ... who claimed Justin lunged at him to snatch the phone.
We're told the vid shows Justin did lunge, but never touched the guy ... mainly because his bodyguards stepped in to separate them.
One Way Flight Request
Triggered Airport Argument
10/10/2014 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes tried to force a ticket agent into re-routing a plane ... just so she could fly across the country STAT -- and because of it, Amanda got swiftly booted from the airport.
As we previously reported ... Bynes was ordered out of LaGuardia airport for screaming at a ticket agent Friday morning -- so she booked it to JFK to try to catch another flight.
Law enforcement sources say the shouting match was all because Amanda wanted a direct flight as soon as possible ... and wouldn't listen to the agent explain that planes have a specific route.
We're told things got so bad airport authorities had to step in to escort Bynes out of the building -- putting her into a cab outside to send Amanda on her way.
Amanda's parents are still trying to locate the actress so they can attempt to put her into a treatment facility.
Daughter Slut Shamed
During Drunken Family Brawl
10/9/2014 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sarah Palin's family threw down in a massive drunken brawl as violent as any wrestling cage match -- with ripped shirts, bloodied faces, and her daughter Bristol getting dragged around a lawn by her legs.
The brawl went down last month near Anchorage, Alaska ... when the Palin clan -- Todd and his kids Willow, Track, and Bristol -- went to a friend's house party. According to the police report ... obtained by TMZ ... the violence erupted when Bristol went after a woman who had allegedly shoved her younger sister Willow.
Bristol told police the homeowner, Korey Klingenmeyer, shoved her to the ground, dragged her around, and started calling her a slut and a c**t.
Korey and several other witnesses at the party saw it differently ... telling cops Bristol punched him in the face -- he says he let her hit him 5-6 times before grabbing her fist and pushing back ... sending her reeling to the ground.
That scrap then sparked the all-out brawl -- witnesses say Track and 3-4 other people came running to defend Bristol ... and all hell broke loose ... with the Palins, including dad Todd, taking on all comers.
Willow says several people at the party we're chanting, "F**k the Palins!"
One witness says Todd got jumped by 4 people, and Track jumped in to help his father. He emerged from the scrum with a torn shirt and bloody mouth. Bristol says she was uninjured, though one cop described her as having "dirt on her knees."
Worth nothing ... cops described almost everyone at the party as being "intoxicated" ... including the Palins.
As for Sarah ... the report says she was sitting in a limo outside the party. She's not mentioned at all in the fight -- but it sounds like she tried to calm things down after the fact. The homeowner, Korey, did not want to press charges. In fact, prosecutors declined to file charges against any of the 20-plus involved in the melee.
Not surprisingly, Korey told cops the Palins lost the fight. We've reached out to the Palins ... so far no response.
BAR FIGHT VICTIM SUES
You're a Bloodthirsty Maniac
10/9/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-NFL star Larry Johnson has been sued by the man he allegedly ATTACKED WITH A BROKEN BOTTLE at a Miami hotel ... claiming LJ is a violent thug who scarred him for life.
TMZ Sports obtained the lawsuit filed by Drew Johnson -- a club promoter who says he was "minding his own business" in the VIP section of the club inside the Delano hotel on Oct. 7th when he was attacked by a "heavily intoxicated" LJ.
Drew claims LJ "broke a bottle and then began using the bottle as a weapon, cutting [Drew] with the intent on causing serious bodily injury."
As we previously reported, Drew required several stitches to close the gash on his arm he claims he sustained during the fight.
In the suit, Drew points out he's only 5'8", 150lbs ... and LJ is 6'2", 230 lbs ... and explains he couldn't have provoked the fight because "no one in their right mind would pick a fight or get into an altercation with [Johnson]."
Drew says he's suffered physical pain, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, physical scarring and disfigurement and medical expenses ... and he's demanding more than $15k.
As for LJ, he was arrested for aggravated battery -- and was released on $7,500 bail.
We reached out to Larry for comment -- so far no word back.
STALKED IN THE OCEAN
By Ex-Heavyweight Champ [Video]
10/8/2014 1:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A former heavyweight boxing champ who's OBSESSED with fighting Wladimir Klitschko has taken his pursuit to the sea ... chartering a boat to HARASS Klitschko this morning while he was out paddleboarding in Miami.
The video is maniacal -- showing Shannon Briggs hammering Klitschko with taunt after taunt ... while buzzing right by the guy ... eventually knocking him off his paddle board.
At one point during the incident, you can see and hear Klitschko tell Briggs, "You crossed the line."
Briggs has been all over Klitschko recently in an effort to coerce him into stepping back in the ring so they can fight.
Briggs recently found WK while he was eating lunch at an Italian restaurant and ignited a physical confrontation in which Briggs cut his foot on broken glass and ended up in the hospital.
We spoke with Briggs who tells us, "I'm not getting off his ass until he fights me. He's a chump."
Allegedly Claws Fan Then Haunts Bloomies
10/8/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes lost it on one of her fans -- during a bizarre 24-hour stretch in NYC -- allegedly assaulting the woman who got too close in a nightclub.
Multiple sources tell TMZ ... Amanda showed up by herself to an event at the Gilded Lily nightclub Monday night in Chelsea. We're told she was dancing alone, wearing sunglasses and keeping to herself ... until random people started taking photos.
At first, Amanda was just yelling at the fans ... but we're told she finally snapped on one woman who claims Bynes spun toward her violently, scratching her neck and arms. Despite the alleged attack ... the woman tells us she's still a fan and doesn't plan to press charges.
Then on Tuesday morning ... several Bloomingdale's shoppers tell us Amanda was limping around the department store for hours with just one shoe while mumbling incoherently.
As we've reported, Bynes' family and friends have been extremely concerned, ... ever since her DUI arrest last month -- and fear something tragic is going to happen before she gets the help she obviously needs.
UFC Fighter Cody Gibson
Socked Hard In Face
In Crazy Bar Fight [Video]
10/6/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
File Under: "You Know You're In Trouble When" ... you punch a guy in the face as hard as you can -- AND HE DOESN'T GO DOWN ... because the guy you punched is a UFC fighter.
That's exactly what happened in Vegas -- when 27-year-old UFC star Cody "The Renegade" Gibson (12-5) got into a standoff with some dude with a death wish at a bar in Downtown Las Vegas.
It all went down last week ... after Cody's last-second defeat at UFC 178 to Manny Gamburyan. Despite the loss, Cody still felt like going out ... and that's when he got into it with another bar patron.
Sources at the bar tell us ... the two guys got into an arguing match that escalated quickly -- but when it almost came time to fight ... Cody tried to WARN the guy he's a professional brawler.
In the video, you can actually hear Cody tell the other man "Google me, bitch!"
But the other guy didn't listen ... and instead of googling, he SOCKED CODY IN THE FACE.
Cody was stunned ... but didn't go down ... and responded by tackling the guy to the ground.
Security quickly rushed in ... but no one was arrested or seriously injured ... which is good for the dude in the blue shirt, considering Cody is constantly training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and Muay Thai fighting.
Bottom line -- props to Cody for not killing the guy.
WORST. PUNCH. EVER.
Attacks Man At Boxing Event
10/3/2014 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here it is ... Antoine Dodson throwing a PUNCH at another man ... and it's hilarious.
A-Dod -- who became world famous for fighting off a bedroom intruder back in 2010 -- will be a pugilist in a "celebrity" boxing event in November ... taking on a man he claims is the actual 2010 perp.
During a media event for the fight this week, the "Intruder" confronted Dodson -- who became "upset" and tried to slug his foe with a right ... uh ... jab?
Again, it's hilarious.
A mini-melee breaks out ... with Antoine flailing around and screaming at the other man -- "It is what it is, n**ga!!!"