The real world inspiration for the Academy Award nominated movie "127 Hours" was arrested Saturday night in Denver on suspicion of domestic violence ... TMZ has learned.
Aron Ralston -- the man who made headlines in '03 after he ACTUALLY amputated his own forearm with a pocket knife when a boulder dislodged and trapped him inside a Utah canyon -- faces one count of assault and one count of "wrongs to minors" ... according to reports.
The movie based on his best-selling book was nominated for 6 Oscars -- including a Best Actor nom for James Franco who played Ralston.
Aron is currently being held in Denver County jail with no bail and is scheduled to appear in front of a judge tomorrow.
8:10 AM PST -- According to the police report ... Ralston told cops his girlfriend punched him twice in the back of the head after he pushed her during an argument about his son with another woman.
The report also says the couple's 8 month old son was present at the time of the assault.
For Alleged Photog Assault
11/21/2013 6:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One of Justin Bieber's bodyguards got busted in the most chill place on Earth -- for getting violent with a photographer and his equipment ... TMZ has learned.
The alleged tussle went down on the island of Kauai Wednesday ... when Bieber and his crew were jumping off the famous cliff on Shipwreck's Beach.
According to cops ... a 29-year-old man was snapping pics of JB & co. until one of Bieber's hired hands approached and demanded he delete all his photos.
The photog refused ... and claims the bodyguard -- Dwayne Patterson -- then got physical ... assaulting him and damaging his camera.
The alleged victim couldn't have been too hurt -- he told cops he had no injuries and refused any medical attention.
Patterson was booked for 3rd degree assault and 4th degree criminal property damage. He was released on $3,000 bail, aka ... Justin's pocket change.
It's unclear if Bieber did actually cover the bail. His reps haven't gotten back to us yet.
Liberace Lover Back In Lockup
11/20/2013 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Liberace's former lover Scott Thorson was a no-show for court -- so now he's back in jail ... and TMZ has his latest mug shot.
Law enforcement sources tell us Thorson -- famously portrayed by Matt Damon in "Behind the Candelabra" -- was arrested in Nevada by Washoe County deputies for an alleged probation violation and for failing to appear in court.
Thorson's had a string of legal issues. He was on probation for a burglary and ID theft conviction -- and back in September he got hauled into court for a drug violation ... but got off with a rehab sentence.
The judge warned Scott one more mistake and he'd be locked up again.
This one's for you, Scotty ...
GF Calls 911, 'He Pulled A Gun On Me!'
11/18/2013 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
George Zimmerman's girlfriend went NUCLEAR after he allegedly pointed his shotgun at her face and broke a bunch of her stuff ... and we got her dramatic 911 call -- but the craziest part ... Zimmerman says she's pregnant.
As we reported, Zimmerman was arrested in Orlando, FL earlier today after allegedly pointing his DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN at his girlfriend ... and shoving her out of the house, this according to the Seminole County Sheriff.
The GF called 911 in the middle of their argument -- shouting at dispatch while yelling at Zimmerman. Once police arrived, Zimmerman placed his own call to 911.
During his call, Zimmerman says the girlfriend is "going crazy" and is PREGNANT WITH HIS CHILD. He says he called 911 so everyone would know the truth about what happened.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, the GF told police she and Zimmerman had become involved in a verbal dispute ... and when she asked him to leave, he began to break things in the house.
She told cops Zimmerman also began packing up his things -- which included a shotgun and an assault rifle -- but as the argument escalated, Zimmerman grew more upset ... and took the shotgun out of its case.
The GF announced she was going to call the police ... and according to the report, that's when Zimmerman leveled his shotgun at her and asked if she really wanted to do that. He then allegedly smashed a glass coffee table with the butt of the gun.
The GF told police Zimmerman shoved her outside and barricaded the front door behind her.
Zimmerman's pickup truck was parked in the driveway of their home (below) ... when police responded to the 911 call. Police claim they eventually forced their way into the house and placed Zimmerman under arrest.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Zimmerman is currently being held in a single cell for his own protection.
Zimmerman has had multiple run-ins with cops ever since he was acquitted back in July of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
'Amish Mafia' Star
Fugitive BF Nabbed
In Vicious Beating
11/6/2013 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The boyfriend of "Amish Mafia" star Esther Schmucker is locked up in a Pennsylvania prison for allegedly using the reality star's face as a punching bag ... and then trying to shut her up.
Imir R. Williams was captured by a police task force in Lancaster, PA this morning ... he'd been hiding out since Sunday when cops named him the suspect in Esther's beating -- which left her with a broken nose and cheekbone.
Schmucker reportedly went to a hospital for treatment after last Thursday's attack -- accompanied by Williams. Her roommate told police Williams was "guarding her" to make sure she didn't rat him out.
But cops say Schmucker did eventually come forward 3 days later to tell them about the alleged attack.
Williams is being held in the Lancaster County Prison on $250,000 bail.
Get Off the Road!
Busted Behind Wheel Again
11/4/2013 5:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper DMX needs a professional driver to keep him out of jail -- he just got arrested ... again ... for three offenses while driving at the airport in South Carolina.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... DMX -- aka Earl Simmons -- was pulled over by cops at the airport in Spartanburg, SC and nailed for driving on a suspended license, driving while uninsured, and driving an unlicensed vehicle.
A rep for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport says officers noticed DMX as soon as he pulled up to the terminal -- and were apparently well versed on his track record.
X is familiar with the suspended license charge -- he's been slapped with that one multiple times. His most recent busts were for allegedly possessing weed (in Aug.) ... and an alleged DUI (in July).
DMX is still in custody, and will have to see a judge -- with whom he's probably on a first name basis -- before he can get out.
Allegedly Stomped GF's Chest
Dragged Her By the Hair
10/31/2013 10:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov showed no mercy during his alleged attack on his girlfriend this week -- his GF not only told police he kicked her ... she says he stomped her, dragged her around by the hair ... then said he'd beat her more if he could.
The alleged domestic violence incident occurred on Monday -- according to the Denver police report, Varlamov came to his girlfriend's house and assaulted her, kicking her in the chest and knocking her down.
Once on the floor, his girlfriend claims he stomped her chest, then grabbed her hair and dragged her out of her bedroom.
Still holding her hair, the GF says Varlamov pushed her face to the floor and told her (in Russian) that if this were Russia, he would have beat her even more. It's unclear what, if anything, provoked the argument.
The GF was interviewed by police yesterday, and the detective observed bruising on the girlfriend's arm and hip.
An arrest warrant was subsequently issued for Varlamov, but he has already turned himself in to authorities. He has since been arrested.
Varlamov is currently being held without bond on charges of 2nd degree kidnapping (felony) and assault (misdemeanor).
Ex-Playmate Colleen Shannon
Orange Is the New Nude
Sentenced to Prison for BF Smuggling
10/29/2013 10:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-Playboy Playmate Colleen Shannon better look good in orange -- she's been sentenced to 4 months behind bars for smuggling a foreigner into the country ... TMZ has learned.
We broke the story ... Shannon was arrested in Aug. 2012 for trying to sneak her boyfriend, Robert Skojo, across the Canadian border. She was charged with transporting an alien.
Shannon, who was Playboy's 50th anniversary centerfold, must pay a $5,000 fine ... in addition to the prison stint.
Shannon has to turn herself in by December 3 ... to a TBD federal pen.
Heidi Fleiss Arrested
Driving While Stoned
Takes Terrible Mug Shot
10/22/2013 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Heidi Fleiss had a bad morning, REALLY BAD -- 'cause after she was busted for driving while high on weed ... she took one of the worst mug shots we've ever seen.
Cops say the 47-year-old former Hollywood she-pimp was tooling around Pahrump, Nevada around 3:30 AM in a 2010 Toyota Cruiser while baked on the green stuff.
During the stop, cops say they found 4 ounces of pot and $10k in cash.
Fleiss was eventually hauled to a nearby cop shop, where she was booked for DUI (marijuana), possession of weed with intent to sell, and driving without a license and insurance.
Heidi's penchant for pot is nothing new ... back in August, officials say they found nearly 400 POT PLANTS at her home. Fleiss said she was growing the weed for a cooperative in Vegas.
In fact, Heidi is scheduled to appear in court for the weed jungle case tomorrow.
She's gonna have some serious 'splainin' to do.
Takes Unhappy DWI Mug Shot
10/16/2013 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
10:46 AM PT -- McDonald was released at 7:20 AM ET. He has a court date on Dec. 11.
9:30 AM PT -- Shooter was SUPER wasted ... and barely able to utter a coherent sentence ... this according to one of the guys who shared a beer with McDonald just hours before his DUI arrest.
Jonathan Mincher tells TMZ he and his buddies (seen in the pic below) were drinking at Lagerheads Tavern in Wrightsville Beach, NC when Shooter walked in with a friend.
Mincher says Shooter was drinking beer ... and could hardly speak. But we're told he was a sport ... and bought Mincher and his crew a round. Mincher says when he left the bar at 1 AM ... Shooter was still there going strong.
Christopher McDonald, who played Shooter McGavin in "Happy Gilmore," was busted early this morning for DWI.
The 58-year-old actor -- who also played Travis Cole in "Dirty Work" -- was popped by North Carolina Highway Patrol deputies in Wilmington ... cuffed and taken to jail at around 4:30 AM.
Law enforcement tell us ... Shooter's blood alcohol level was .15 -- almost double the legal limit.
Before the arrest, Shooter was drinking beers with a few guys at a bar -- and definitely appears toasty.
It appears he was in Wilmington filming a movie called "The Squeeze."
Movie bigwigs will have to post $1,000 to get their star out of the slammer.
Jerry Sandusky's Son
THE DUI MUG SHOT
10/9/2013 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained the mug shot for Jerry Sandusky's son Jon Sandusky -- taken moments after the Cleveland Browns director of player personnel was arrested for DUI yesterday.
36-year-old Jon was initially pulled over in Fargo, ND early Tuesday morning after cops say he made an illegal turn. During the stop, cops suspected he was hammered and tried to administer a breathalyzer test ... but Jon refused.
Instead, cops ordered Jon to do field sobriety tests -- and he clearly didn't perform well enough, 'cause he was immediately arrested for driving under the influence.
Sandusky was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked -- posed for his mug shot -- and was eventually released.
It's been a rough couple of years for the Sandusky family -- Jon's sick pedophile father Jerry was arrested in 2011 for raping a bunch of boys in the Penn State locker room.
He's currently rotting in prison ... where he will most likely die.
For Drunk Driving [Mug Shot]
9/29/2013 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Cleveland Browns QB Bernie Kosar was arrested for drunk driving in Ohio this morning, and his mug shot reveals ... a lot of scalp.
A rep for the Solon PD says ... officers pulled Bernie over at 2:52 this morning and detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from his car when they approached it.
After a series of field sobriety tests -- police hauled Kosar off to a nearby station for operating a vehicle impaired ... where he was booked and released on a $500 bond.
Burned by "The Drive" again ... allegedly.
For Assaulting Woman [Mug Shot]
9/25/2013 9:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL star and ESPN analyst Hugh Douglas was arrested for the assault of a woman in Connecticut, and TMZ has the mug shot.
The alleged incident went down in a Marriott hotel in Hartford ... and the woman involved claims the former all-pro defensive end "grabbed her by the neck" and slammed her into the walls of the room several times.
Douglas - who played for the Eagles, Jets, and Jaguars during his NFL career -- was arrested on Tuesday and booked for third degree assault and second degree strangulation. He told police the alleged violence was just rough sex.
Douglas was fired from ESPN just last month for allegedly getting into a drunken confrontation with another ESPN employee.