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Ex-NFL RB Kevin Smith

Arrested On College Campus

... After Alleged Car Crash

4/8/2015 2:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kevin Smith -- former Detroit Lions running back -- was arrested on the campus of UCF earlier today ... after cops say he fled the scene of a car accident and then disobeyed a police officer. 

According to campus police, the 28-year-old was walking to class (apparently he's back in school) ... when he was approached by a University of Central Florida officer who was investigating a car wreck that occurred over the weekend. 

Cops say Smith was involved in the accident and was driving with a suspended license at the time. Officials also believe Smith left the scene without providing information. 

Fast forward to Wednesday ... when a UCF police officer tried to issue a citation to Smith -- but he refused to cooperate. 

Instead, cops say Smith blew off the officer and continued to walk to class. 

That's when the officer decided to "seize" Smith -- and arrested him. He was taken to a nearby jail where, in addition to refusing to sign the citation, he was also charged with resisting arrest. 

Story developing .. 

Dave Chappelle

Drunken Idiot Arrested

After Throwing Banana Peel

3/31/2015 8:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dave Chappelle was the victim of a drunken racist attack during a New Mexico show -- a guy in the crowd threw a banana peel at him ... then got thrown in jail for it.

Santa Fe cops busted Christian Englander after he hit Chappelle in the leg with the banana Monday night. Not shockingly ... police say he appeared to be wasted, and confessed to doing it.

Englander told cops he was angry because Chappelle had singled out his friend who was drawing in a book. He says the friend identified himself as "Johnny Appleseed" ... and then Dave started cracking on him. Ironically, Englander says he thought Dave was making racist jokes at his friend's expense ... and that's why he whipped the banana peel. 

He was booked for battery and disorderly conduct.

During the show, Chappelle got pretty angry and started threatening -- jokingly he said -- to retaliate if he found out who threw the peel.

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Darius McCrary

Arrested

Child Support Scofflaw

3/26/2015 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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was arrested and jailed because he was way behind in child support.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, "The Family Matters" star was in family court Wednesday in Oakland County, Michigan when the judge had him arrested and taken to jail.

Darius was given 2 options -- pay $5,500 in back support, or unpack and relax for 14 days behind bars. Darius chose door number 1.

McCrary was only in for a couple of hours and released later in the day.

The actor has a son ... looks like he's about 7 years old.  


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'Love & Hip Hop's' Nikki & Marcelle

We Didn't Post Masika 'T.H.O.T.' Billboard!

3/24/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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They hate Masika Tucker for sure, but "Love & Hip Hop" stars Nikki and Marcelle Mudarris swear they did not post that ratchet billboard on the Sunset Strip with Masika's mug shot and the word, "T.H.O.T."

We broke the story ... the owner of Ace of Diamonds is suing the pair for ruining his business by plastering Masika's 10-year-old DUI mug high above the strip, calling her out as a whore.

Nikki and Marcelle's lawyer tells us, they weren't the culprits and they have no idea who did it. The attorney says his clients will fight tooth and nail in court, because they've been wrongly accused.

They're fun.

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'Love and Hip Hop' Lawsuit

It's the THOT that Counts

3/21/2015 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0321-SUB-hazelebaby-masikakalysha-instagram-01"Love and Hip Hop" star Masika Tucker is up in lights on the Sunset Strip, and lots of people who see her now think she's a whore ... and that has has triggered a bitter lawsuit against her co-stars.

The whole brouhaha is over a couple of strip clubs. A guy named Sam Sharif owns Ace of Diamonds in Vegas and Metropolitan Nightclub in WeHo, which has an Ace of Diamonds night every Monday.

Sharif hired Masika to promote the WeHo AOD, and part of the promotion was a big, splashy billboard on the Strip. It didn't sit well with Masika's enemies, "Love and Hip Hop" stars Nikki and Marcelle Mudarris.

Nikki and Marcelle actually rent their WeHo building to AOD, so they were really pissed off when they saw Masika's billboard. When Sharif refused to take the billboard down, Nikki and Marcelle put another billboard up nearby, with Maskika's mugshot from 10 years ago with the word "T.H.O.T."

Sharif says that billboard has torpedoed his business because he was catering to high-end clients and now people thinks it's a sleazy club advertised by a whore. He also says people think he's a fraud and really doesn't own the club.

Money cures all, and Sharif is suing for a million bucks.

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Baltimore Ravens RB

Bernard Pierce

Arrested for DUI

3/18/2015 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce -- who started for the team after Ray Rice got fired last season -- was arrested for DUI in Maryland early Wednesday morning. 

Baltimore County police say Pierce was initially stopped for speeding around 2AM -- and during the stop, the officer suspected the 24-year-old was hammered. 

Pierce was asked to step out of his ride -- and then bombed some field sobriety tests. He was eventually arrested for DUI and hauled to a nearby station where he was processed and later released. 

A rep for the Ravens says, "We are aware of the situation and learning more about it. We take these matters seriously."

It's not the first time Pierce has had issues with booze -- TMZ Sports broke the story, Bernard and a couple of his teammates were booted from a Maryland bar during a party last year because "they couldn't maintain their composure."

Emile Hirsch

Preppiest Mug Shot Ever

3/16/2015 1:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0316-emil-hirsche-mug-shotEmile Hirsch was in and out of a Park City courthouse Monday for his Sundance assault case ... but he did stay long enough to take this epic mug shot.

Hirsch's first appearance was an uneventful one -- a status conference was set for April 13.

Hirsch is facing a felony assault charge stemming from an incident on January 25. Hirsch allegedly put Daniele Bernfeld, a film executive, into a chokehold at a festival event.

Hirsch faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

He checked himself into rehab following the incident.

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Robert Durst

Arrested for Murder

'The Jinx' May Have Jinxed Him

3/15/2015 12:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Robert Durst -- the man suspected in 3 murders -- may have let his thirst for the spotlight get the better of him, because he's been arrested for a murder profiled on "The Jinx", the show chronicling his crazy life.

Durst was nabbed in New Orleans Saturday for allegedly murdering his friend, Susan Berman.  Authorities believe he killed Berman because she knew something about the mysterious death of his wife Kathleen, who disappeared in 1982.

Susan was murdered in 2000.  Two days after her death LAPD cops received a letter from someone telling them where Susan's body could be found.  Cops now say they've linked the letter to Durst.

The case went cold, but the LAPD reopened it after the HBO show, "The Jinx:  The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," began airing.  Durst participated in the show, and there was an air that he got away with something.

Durst has been this route before.  He was tried for the murder of a Texas neighbor in 2001, but he was acquitted after claiming self-defense.  He claimed he shot the neighbor in the forehead accidentally during a struggle.  Durst cut the body apart and dumped it in a bay.  The body parts were retrieved in bags, but the head was never found.

Durst's lawyer says he will not fight extradition and will fight the most recent charges.

'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon

Another Convention

Another Arrest

3/14/2015 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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'Buffy the Vampire' star Nicholas Brendon should stay far far away from geek conventions because it never ends well ... he was arrested AGAIN in Florida Friday night.

According to a police report, Brendon called cops reporting his phone and wallet had been stolen. When officers arrived they saw Brendon had flipped his bed and over-flowed the toilet in his room. He had done other things to himself suggesting he wasn't of right mind.  As for his wallet -- it was on the dresser. 

The report states that hotel employees told police Brendon had been mixing pills and alcohol at the hotel earlier in the day. Officers discovered a pill bottle that was filled with 10 pills earlier in the day only had one remaining. 

Brendon was in town for ALTCon, a pop culture convention. 

TMZ broke the story ... the actor was arrested in February for a similar drunken hotel incident at the same time of convention.  He did $450 worth of damages to a room and refused to pay his $380 tab for food and beverages.

And Brendon was busted in October after an incident in an Idaho hotel lobby when he got into it with guests and staffers.  

He clearly needs help.

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Rocko Arrested

My Rolls Can Kick a Beamer's Ass

In Drag Race!

3/10/2015 3:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0310-rocko-mug-shot-01It's the hoity-toitiest drag race ever ... a Rolls-Royce with a big rapper at the wheel vs. a BMW.

It went down in Atlanta Friday on I-75, and it didn't take cops long to track down the high profile whips. They arrested rapper Rocko -- whose hits include "U.O.E.N.O." -- who of course was driving the Rolls. His friend was slumming it in the Beamer, which is Rocko's other car.

The friend tried to escape, but cops had real muscle cars and subdued the guy and arrested him as well for fleeing and eluding a peace officer.  

Here's the rub. By the time cops spotted the cars they had slowed down, so they couldn't charge either with drag racing. Rocko got popped for driving on a suspended license.

And a side note -- that's a really pretty shade of blue in the mugshot.

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Angie Stone Arrested

For Assaulting Daughter

Allegedly Knocked Out Teeth

3/10/2015 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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R&B singer Angie Stone was arrested Monday in Georgia for domestic aggravated assault ... and the victim is her 30-year-old daughter.

Police in Dekalb County tell TMZ ... 53-year-old Angie told police her daughter Diamond punched her in the face. Angie then told police she defended herself with a metal stand, but accidentally hit Diamond in the face ... knocking out her front teeth. 

Angie told police once she realized the mistake she put down the stand and tried to flee ... but claims Diamond came after her again. A family friend eventually broke up the fight.

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Diamond told police the argument started when Angie complained Diamond didn't clean up after her children. Diamond was also taken into custody, but eventually released without being charged.

Angie -- a 3-time Grammy nominee -- was booked for aggravated assault.

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Porn Legend Asia Carrera

ARRESTED For Drunk Driving

... With Daughter

3/7/2015 10:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0307-asia-carrera-mug-shot-wcso-01Porn legend Asia Carrera was arrested Thursday in St. George, Utah for driving drunk with her daughter in the car ... and cops say her blood-alcohol level was MORE THAN DOUBLE the legal limit.

Cops reportedly received a call saying a woman was passed out on a couch in the Washington County School District building. Officers say they found Asia reeking of booze and she copped to driving beforehand with her daughter.

Asia -- real name Jessica Steinhauser -- took cops to her car, but reportedly attempted to leave during their talk ... so cops detained the former XXX actress for a field sobriety test.

Cops say the AVN Hall of Famer failed to pass -- and even fell during one walking attempt -- then blew a 0.254 and 0.202 BAC on two different machines ... well over the legal limit of .08.

Asia was booked for driving under the influence of alcohol with a minor and released the same day.

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'Outlaw Country' Star

Arrested for Stolen Plates

... But Not Snitching

3/7/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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If you're on a reality show called "Outlaw Country" ... you gotta walk the walk like Matt "One-Eye" Brooks -- who chose to go to jail rather than drop a dime on his friends ... TMZ has learned.

Brooks, who usually wears an eye patch, is featured on the show about two Missouri brothers running an alleged crime organization, and 2 brothers in local law enforcement. You can guess which side Matt's on.

According to cops, officers spotted an illegally parked car Monday night at a Gladstone, MO apartment complex, and found out the license plate numbers had been reported stolen.  

Matt walked out as they started towing the car, and told them he had no clue about stolen plates. The car's VIN was registered to him.

Matt said he regularly lends his car to friends, but refused to give cops any full names. According to cops, Matt pointed out he's on a TV show about outlaws ... and couldn't risk getting a rep for snitching.

"One-Eye" was released on a $250 bond after getting booked for stolen property. But no snitching.

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