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A-List Make-Up Artist

Beats The Crap Out of Robber

...With His Brushing Hand

10/4/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002-kristofer-buckle-getty-01An A-list make-up artist known for his Audrey Hepburn eyebrows and clients like Mariah Carey and Jessica Chastain, turned from pretty boy to Batman after a guy tried robbing his pal's NYC jewelry store.

Kristofer Buckle says he was helping his friend open Thursday morning when he got jumped by a man trying to break into the closed shop.

Here's the thing ... kicking butt isn't part of Buckle's day-to-day ... he's usually powdering the noses of his really impressive clientele -- Carey, Chastain, Sheryl Crow, Khloe Kardashian, Christina AguileraKelly Ripa and Julianna Margulies, to name a few.

1002-sub-kristofer-buckle-instagram-01Still, what happened outside the storefront doesn't fall far from his line of work because it reads like a movie script. Buckle tells us he was able to lift the guy on his back off the ground, backpedal, slam him into a parked truck out front, flip him over onto the sidewalk and throw a few jabs and kicks in.

Buckle only suffered a minor bruise to his pinky. As for the suspect, he got away before the cops came. Buckle says the bad guy will have to deal with the fact he got his ass beat by a pretty boy, which is punishment enough.


Columbus Short

No Jail for Knockout Assault

... But Looong Probation

9/24/2015 4:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Columbus Short is now on the Lindsay Lohan plan ... as in, he just dodged a jail sentence for a serious crime, but he's gonna have to keep his nose clean for a long time.

Short pled no contest on Thursday to felony assault for knocking out a guy at a West L.A. restaurant in March 2014. As we previously reported ... Short broke the victim's nose, leaving him bloodied and unconscious.

0924-sub-columbus-short-victim-tmz-01The ex "Scandal" star was immediately sentenced to 3 years probation, 60 days community labor, and 26 anger management classes. He will also have to pay restitution to the victim.

As LiLo and Chris Brown would tell Columbus -- best to stay out of trouble for the next 36 months.

The Game

Hints He Was Involved ...

In Rival's Death

9/23/2015 9:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It sounds like The Game snitched on himself by strongly suggesting he played a part in killing a man who -- legend has it -- whupped Game's ass in an L.A. mall 4 years ago.

Game was on The Breakfast Club, and possibly spilled his guts when Charlamagne Tha God brought up the frequently told story -- that back in 2011, Game was with his kid in a mall, and some guy stepped to him and a fight broke out. Word is Game got knocked out, but he's always denied it.

But watch, this time he went beyond a denial. Game reveals the guy died -- just over a month later -- and then says, "If you approach me with my kids then ... 40 days."

The stunned reaction in studio says it all. Question is ... why would Game say this if he really was involved?

UFC Legend Tank Abbott

I Don't Respect Female Fighters

... Period.

9/22/2015 2:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC legend Tank Abbott is doubling down on his attack on female fighters -- saying NO WOMAN belongs in the octagon ... including Ronda Rousey

Tank appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports' today after claiming he would post a $100k prize to any woman who could beat him in a fight ... but they would have to make him a sandwich if they lost. 

Abbott -- who admits he'd been boozing -- says he's dead serious noting ... "I'll smack the living daylights out of any woman."

When asked what he would say to someone calling him a chauvinist pig -- Tank replied, "I'd say you're right and vote for Donald Trump."

There's more ... watch the video. 

Azealia Banks

Ballistic On Delta

Calls Flight Attendant 'F***ing F***ot'

9/22/2015 7:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar9:50 AM PT -- A rep for Delta tells TMZ, "We are aware of the situation and are looking into it."

8:30 AM PT -- The eyewitness disputes Azealia's claim that the French man hit her in the face, insisting all he did was put his hand up for her to stop.


Azealia Banks went insane on a flight from New York to LAX Monday night, calling the flight attendant a "f***ing f***ot" ... and it's all on video.

A passenger sitting next to Banks tells TMZ, when the Delta flight landed just before 1:00 AM Tuesday, Azealia made a beeline for the front door. She had been sitting in seat 6A but a French couple in the 3rd row was blocking her exit as they pulled their luggage from the overhead bin.

The eyewitness says Azealia tried to squeeze by the couple when the French man put his hand out. Azealia, we're told, went nuts. The eyewitness says she spit in the man's face, punched him in the face and clawed at his shirt.

At that point we're told the flight attendant grabbed Azealia's bag and told her to calm down. She lost her balance, fell to the seat, stood up and then a tug-of-war over the luggage ensued. This is where the video begins.

Azealia demands to take her bag and leave, and eventually calls the flight attendant a "f***ing f***ot" -- a homophobic slur.

We're told the co-pilot came out and told Azealia the police were called. She then ran off the plane, dropping her cell phone.

Police caught up with Azealia at baggage claim and spoke with witnesses as well, but the French couple decided not to press charges because they were here on holiday and didn't want the hassle.

Azealia claims the French man actually hit her in the face. She adds, "I don't tolerate bitchassness and I don't tolerate men putting their hands on me."

Azealia has a history with the the word "f***ot" -- she uses it frequently on social media -- and earlier this year she explained why she gets a pass, in her mind. 


Model Jourdan Dunn

Fashion Week Fight Breaks Out!

Friend Takes Down Photog

9/22/2015 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

London's Fashion Week turned into a contact sport when British model Jourdan Dunn ended up in the middle of a brawl ... complete with a nasty knock down punch!

Dunn and a couple of male friends were cruising out of Loulou's nightclub Monday night, and it appears a photog pissed off one of her pals. It's unclear exactly what started the fight, but check out the video -- it is crystal clear what ended it.

Let's just say, Jourdan doesn't need any bodyguards with friends like this.

UFC Legend Tank Abbott

I'll Fight Ronda Rousey

... No Chick Could Beat Me

9/22/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC icon Tank Abbott says there's NO WOMAN on Earth who could beat him in a fight -- Ronda Rousey included -- because at the end of the day ... "She's a girl."

Abbott went on a rant explaining why men are simply superior when it comes to combat -- saying Ronda would get rolled by Floyd Mayweather ... because she's got "all this emotional stuff" due to being a woman. 

That's when 50-year-old Tank took it a step further on his podcast -- saying he would beat ANY woman in a fight ... and he's willing to put his money where his mouth is. 

"I will fight any woman on this Earth for free," Abbott says.

"If I win, which is going to happen -- and you’re going to get bashed up good -- you have to make me a sandwich. If you win, I’ll give you $100,000."

Tank says there's one caveat -- "You can't be a tranny ... you gotta be a female. Born a female."

No word if Tank's had any offers -- but we're guessing there won't be a shortage of women looking to beat his ass after hearing this. 

MMA Star Phoenix Jones

I Stopped An Attempted Murder

9/21/2015 8:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

MMA star Phoenix Jones had a busy weekend -- winning his bout on Friday night ... and then BREAKING UP AN ATTEMPTED MURDER roughly 24 hours later. 

Jones -- real name Ben Fodor -- was out in Seattle early Sunday morning when he claims he witnessed 3 men attacking another guy outside of a bar ... one of the attackers allegedly had a gun. 

So Jones -- who moonlights as a real-life superhero -- says he jumped into action ... KOing the lead attacker who was allegedly pistol-whipping the victim while the other 2 men had been stomping his head. 

Jones says he called police -- and when they arrived, they arrested the suspect. 

On Friday, Jones scored a 1st round victory at the World Series of Fighting 23 event in Arizona. 

We reached out to cops for comment -- but we're still waiting to hear back. 

USC Football

Post-Game Altercation

... After Loss to Stanford

9/21/2015 8:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0921-usc-football-getty-01Trouble in Troy ... with 2 USC football players BLOWING UP on each other after the Stanford game -- with multiple coaches and players rushing in to break up the altercation ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Multiple sources tell us... the incident went down as the team was in the tunnel at the Coliseum heading to the locker room after losing to Stanford 41-31 on Saturday night. 

We're told there was yelling and pushing between the two players -- and they each had to be physically restrained.  

After the spat, we're told Coach Steve Sarkisian scolded the players involved and other team members -- saying, "We just lost the game and you two are fighting each other?!"

Obviously, tensions were running high -- since the loss dropped USC from #6 to #19 ... but it's unclear if the players will face any sort of disciplinary action for the dust up.  

A spokesman for SC told us, "[we] checked with multiple personnel and no one can confirm this happened."  

David Guetta

Gang Stabbings at Big Vegas Show

9/20/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0918-xs-nightclub-vegas-GETTY-01.JPGupdate_graphic_red_barAccording to police docs, the stabbing went down at 7 AM on Labor Day ... which means it happened during the tail end of David Guetta's show. Skrillex and Diplo did not perform at XS until later that evening.update_grey_gray_barA violent fight was swept under the rug in Vegas over Labor Day, when 4 people were seriously stabbed night during a DJ's show at XS Nightclub.

Law enforcement tells TMZ, a huge fight involving around 20 people broke out in the middle of the show, leaving 4 with stab wounds. Our sources say it has all the markings of a gang fight. 

We're told the injuries were serious including a punctured lung and spleen but everyone survived -- one victim admitted to gang ties and didn't want to go forward with any charges.

However, law enforcement tells us they have arrested someone on 3 counts of attempted murder. That said, cops are having problems developing the case, because almost everyone they've tried to interview developed a case of amnesia. 

Terrell Owens

I Was the Victim of a Hate Crime

... Might Press Charges

9/18/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Terrell Owens could go from suspect to victim in that Starbucks altercation thanks to the video showing a heinous racist tirade ... and ultimately it may lead to a hate crime charge.

T.O. tells TMZ Sports he's been blown away by the reaction to the video we first posted ... showing a guy named Arman calling the ex-NFL great a "f***ing knuckle-running, spear-chucking, monkey-ass looking motherf*****" -- among other things. Owens says several people have contacted him and suggested he press charges against Arman for committing a hate crime.

You'll recall, Owens says Arman threw a cup full of liquid into his car, and when T.O. got out to confront him that's when things got racial. The language makes it seem like the attack was racially motivated. Translation: hate crime.

Arman denies throwing liquid into T.O.'s car, and maintains the whole incident started when Owens kicked him inside the Starbucks. 

Police initially investigated the incident as a battery against Arman, but with one phone call to cops ... T.O. could flip the script. 

Justin Bieber

Bloody Girl Fight

As French Fans Rally

9/17/2015 9:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hundreds of girls gathered outside a radio station Thursday morning in Paris hoping to catch a glimpse of Justin Bieber ... but things turned ugly when a fight broke out leaving at least one girl bloody.

Bieber was promoting his big comeback single "What Do You Mean?" and of course his crazed fan base turned up en masse (that's French for big group).

Things got a little rough as the girls waited for Bieber to emerge ... and the pushing and shoving eventually turned into a brawl.

Anything for the Biebs.

'Bad Girls Club' Judi Jai

Booted from Cruise ...

After Alleged Fight

9/17/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0916-main-judi-in-jamaica-tmz-01"Bad Girls Club" alum Judi Jai is stranded in Jamaica after being kicked off a cruise for fist fighting.

Judi tells us she was on a weeklong trip with her close friend AC Style. The two got into an argument Tuesday night on the deck of the ship ... security broke it up and sent the girls to their room.

But it didn't end. Once in the cabin, the fight continued and Judi got physical, striking AC in the face. AC reported Judi to the ship's brass and the 'BGC' star was kicked off and stranded in Jamaica.

0916-sub-ac-injuries-tmz-01Judi tells us she NEVER hit AC. As for the trip, she booked a room in Montego Bay for the next two nights to salvage the rest of her vacation ... solo.

We reached out the cruise company for comment. So far ... no word back.

Jamaica, mon'. 

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