Getting arrested in a Las Vegas nightclub probably SAVED rapper Kid Ink big money -- 'cause he just paid a measly $120 to make the whole mess go away.
As we first told you -- Ink was arrested for disturbing the peace at 1OAK nightclub back in August when he and a female friend tangled with security guards. But the rapper struck a deal with prosecutors to pay the dirt cheap fee ... and in return they dropped the case.
Think about it -- $120 is less than 5 minimum bets at a $25 blackjack table ... less than buying a round of drinks for you and 5 friends ... and several hundred bucks less than bottle service in a club.
Now you know how to win money on the Strip.
Prosecuted for Not Paying Child Support
For Molested Daughter
11/14/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June stiffed the woman who took care of June's daughter after she was molested by June's boyfriend ... this according to Georgia prosecutors who filed a criminal case against her.
June's mother, Sandra Hale, became the guardian of Anna/aka Chickadee in 2003, a year after Mark McDaniel forced the girl (who was 8 at the time) to perform oral sex on him.
When the guardianship was created, June was required to pay her mom $100 a month in child support. But fast forward to 2009, when the Henry County D.A. filed criminal contempt charges against June, claiming she was way behind on her payments -- $4,144.62 behind.
According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- June was behind "due to willful and continuous refusal to comply."
The D.A. threatened her with jail if she didn't pay. The mug shot was taken in the contempt case.
The D.A. dismissed the contempt charge 3 months after it was filed ... presumably because June belatedly paid.
'The Voice' Singer
Busted for DUI
11/10/2014 2:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"The Voice" contestant Delvin Choice is influenced by R&B legend Usher, and cops say he's also influenced by drugs or alcohol ... because Choice got busted for DUI.
Choice -- who made it to the top eight on "The Voice" last season -- was arrested shortly before 2 A.M. Sunday in South Carolina ... after a state trooper pulled him over.
Law enforcement tells TMZ ... it's Choice's first offense. He was taken to jail ... and freed after paying $1229.50 bail.
Choice's father -- who's a Baptist pastor -- told the media, "We all make mistakes in life. We learn from our mistakes."
It's all about choices.
George Foreman's Son
Off the Hook
in Domestic Violence Case
11/9/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Prosecutors have thrown in the towel in the domestic violence case against George Foreman's son ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We broke the story ... 23-year-old George Foreman the 5th was arrested back in February for allegedly choking his wife during a heated argument at their home in Texas.
But we're told ... in the end, prosecutors just didn't have enough evidence to move forward with a case against him.
"We didn’t think we could prove [that Foreman strangled his wife]," Harris County D.A. spokesperson Lisa Porter tells TMZ Sports.
The D.A. eventually filed docs to drop the case against Foreman and a judge has signed off -- meaning Foreman is officially off the hook.
INDICTED FOR RAPING 15-YEAR-OLD
11/5/2014 6:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
10:00 AM PT -- The alleged victim's school is now taking action in the wake of Shattuck's arrest.
8:38 AM PT -- We just got the mug shot. Clearly Molly is going for the innocent "Little House on the Prairie" school teacher look.A former NFL cheerleader has been indicted in Delaware for allegedly raping a 15-year-old boy she spotted on Instagram.
According to officials, 47-year-old Molly Shattuck -- who cheered for the Baltimore Ravens back in 2005 -- was charged with 2 counts of 3rd degree rape over an incident that allegedly went down back in September.
Officials say Shattuck began seducing the boy back in May after she saw his picture on Instagram -- and first got physical with him in the back seat of her car in a middle school parking lot ... with kissing and touching.
But investigators say things escalated during Labor Day weekend ... when Molly seduced the boy at a rented beach house she was staying at with her own kids.
Officials say Shattuck performed oral sex on the boy at least 2 times -- once while outside walking the dog and again when they returned to the bedroom.
According to documents, Shattuck allegedly told the boy, "If he wanted to have sex she would. The boy opted out. He decided to leave. At that point, she told him to come back later, but he did not go back."
Officials say the boy told investigators Shattuck was wearing pink underwear in the bedroom -- and now officials have executed a search warrant ... hoping to find evidence that corroborates the boy's story ... including the pink underwear.
Cops say Shattuck turned herself in to authorities early this morning and was released after posting $84,000 bond.
Former NY Giant
Arrested for Sexual Assault
11/5/2014 5:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Luke Petitgout -- who played nine seasons in the NFL, mostly with the New York Giants -- was arrested in New Jersey on Tuesday on a charge of sexual assault and simple assault.
The 6'6", 275-pound Petitgout was arrested at the home of his estranged wife Jennifer, says the NY Daily News. Jennifer is the alleged victim and the paper says she was photographed with bruises.
He was arrested and charged with sexual assault with force and simple assault. He is currently being held on $50,000 bail.
Petitgout's attorney, Patrick J. Jennings, called the charges "baseless" and told the News, “We intend to vigorously defend against the charges.”
Petitgout had reportedly been at a New York Giants reunion Monday night before the alleged incident took place.
Katt Williams & Suge Knight
Arrested for Stealing Camera
From Female Pap
10/29/2014 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight and Katt Williams got busted today for allegedly snatching a camera from a female photographer in Beverly Hills.
The alleged incident went down back on Sept. 5 outside a studio ... according to the L.A. County D.A.
Katt was arrested this morning when he showed up in court for an assault case -- and TMZ obtained Suge's mug shot ... taken after he was nabbed in Las Vegas. They were booked for robbery.
Both men have lengthy rap sheets ... and as a result the D.A.'s Office says Suge could face 30 years to life in state prison -- while Williams could be nailed for up to 7 years.
We shot video of the alleged victim talking to cops right after the run-in.
Arrested During Illegal Burger Run
10/28/2014 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love and Hip Hop" star Rich Dollaz just bought the most expensive burger of his life ... it cost him thousands of dollars and his freedom.
Here's what we know. Dollaz and his pals double parked outside the Edgewater, New Jersey police HQ Sunday night ... so they could make a quick burger run to a nearby Five Guys. Cops went over to write Dollaz up when they ran his plates and discovered there was a warrant for his arrest.
Turns out ... the 43-year-old music exec owes $11K in child support ... so cops busted him burger in hand.
Dollaz was hauled off to Hudson County jail ... where he's still in custody.
'Sons of Guns' Stars
Stephanie and Kris ARRESTED
For Cruelty to Their Child
10/24/2014 2:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Sons of Guns" stars Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford were arrested Friday in Louisiana ... for allegedly hitting a 9-year-old boy with a belt so hard he bruised.
Parish of Livingston officials tell us Kris abused Stephanie's son from another relationship last month ... by striking the kid on his lower buttocks area.
Stephanie was also taken into custody ... because her son told cops she was present in the room. She's not being accused of hitting her kid.
As we previously reported ... Stephanie's dad Will Hayden was taken into custody back in August for allegedly molesting his other daughter -- and since then, he's been charged with another rape.
The show has since been cancelled.
Dating Man Who Molested Her Relative
10/23/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June is seeing someone new, but there's a big problem ... the guy just got out of prison after serving time for molesting one of June's relatives ... TMZ has learned.
The new guy is 53-year-old Mark McDaniel. He was convicted in 2004 for aggravated child molestation. Prosecutors say he molested an 8-year-old child -- forcing oral sex. June was dating McDaniel at the same time he molested the child.
We will not identify the child but it's someone with whom June has contact.
McDaniel served 10 years and was released this past March. He is now a registered sex offender in the state of Georgia.
We're told Honey Boo Boo's mom has been seeing McDaniel for the last few months ... sneaking away from production of the show and meeting up with him. We're told she's also been setting him up by buying him various gifts.
The photo was taken a few weeks ago in a hotel room where June, McDaniel, and other guests were hanging out.
We contacted TLC, which produces "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." The official says, "TLC is not currently in production on HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO. We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series."
We reached out to June ... so far no word back.
'Buffy' Star's Arrest
I'm Going to Rehab
For Booze & Pills
10/20/2014 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon says he made a bad decision to mix pain meds with alcohol this weekend ... and now he's going to rehab to get help.
Brendon posted an apology on Facebook Monday afternoon ... saying he was on pain meds for 5 days to manage a cyst behind his knee -- but when he drank as well, things got bad.
We broke the story -- cops say Brendon was causing a disturbance in the lobby of a hotel Friday night in Idaho -- and was arrested when he didn't cooperate with officers.
Brendon says he plans to check into a rehab facility, and adds ... "I apologize. Those two small words don’t begin to express my regrets, but they do mark the beginning of my recovery."
'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon
Snaps Gnarly Mugshot
10/18/2014 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon was arrested Friday night in Idaho ... and his mugshot looks like Xander got into it with one of the bloodsuckers his co-star famously fought.
Brendon was in Boise for a Comic Con event when cops say they were called to a hotel around 10PM after witnesses reported a disturbance in the lobby involving Nicholas and hotel staffers.
When officers arrived, they found Brendon -- who appeared drunk -- and he repeatedly refused their commands to stay seated while they tried to speak with witnesses.
The actor then tried to walk away, so officers took him into custody for resisting and obstructing arrest.
Cops tell us the hotel staff also reported Nicholas had broken a decorative dish and they wanted to press charges. Therefore he was hit with one count of causing "malicious injury to property." He was released a few hours later on bond.
Nicholas' rep says the actor would like to apologize to the Boise PD and the hotel staff for the disturbance. He adds, "It would be extremely helpful, if we could all put this misunderstanding behind us and focus on more positive things."
SJP's Makeup Artist
For Mass Purse Snatchings
10/16/2014 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sarah Jessica Parker's klepto makeup artist was just busted for stealing once again ... this time she allegedly jacked 3 different purses over the course of 6 months -- worth TONS of money!
Leslie Lopez -- who was caught shoplifting twice in Norway back in 2012 -- has been the focus of a police investigation ... over 3 designer handbags from Saks Fifth Avenue in Florida that went missing.
The Bal Harbour PD says Lopez allegedly swooped a Fendi handbag in January worth $2,750 ... then in April she allegedly swooped a Louis Vuitton purse worth the same amount -- and walked out of the store with the purse draped over her shoulder.
Same goes for a Louis Vuitton purse in June worth $3,800 ... only that time she concealed the item inside a shopping bag before walking out.
Leslie turned herself into authorities this week and was charged with 3 counts of grand theft.
Sources close to Leslie tell us she voluntarily went to police because she wanted to set things right by paying for the stolen merch. We're told Leslie has been depressed and on a bunch of meds since her mother's death last year -- but recently she's been cleaning up her act, and as part of that process she surrendered to cops.
In case you forgot ... SJP's longtime makeup artist was fined in Norway for stealing a pair of sunglasses -- she also took some lipstick -- but Leslie INSISTED she had been set up.