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Ex Destiny's Child Member

911 Call

She's Hysterical and High

7/22/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Farrah Franklin 911 Call
Former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin was "hysterical and drugged" ... so says NFL player Da'Quan Bowers who told the 911 dispatcher he was certain his houseguest was high on something.

Franklin is screaming bloody murder as an uber-calm Bowers tells the dispatcher she had been drinking and was under the influence of drugs.

We broke the story ... Franklin was arrested for disorderly conduct early Sunday morning after she allegedly became drunk and belligerent.

Cops found Franklin lying in a neighbor's front yard, telling them she wanted to sleep in the woods.

Ex-Destiny's Child Member

I Just Wanted to Sleep in the Woods

7/21/2014 6:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former Destiny's Child singer Farrah Franklin was so drunk when she was arrested Sunday morning ... she was found laying in a random person's front yard and told cops she planned on sleeping in the woods.

TMZ broke the story ... Franklin was arrested early Sunday morning for disorderly conduct, and the details are crazy.

According to the police NFL player Da'Quan Bowers flew Franklin to Myrtle Beach.  The two of them, along with NFL player Ricky Sapp went out on the town Saturday day and night ... and the alcohol was flowing.  They all went back to Sapp's place and it became apparent to everyone Franklin was wasted.

Sapp and Bowers both told police they thought Franklin had been doing drugs.  Bowers told police he was suspicious of Franklin because she would go to the bathroom for extended periods of time.

Bowers and Sapp say they called cops after Franklin went nuts, screaming and slamming doors. They told police Franklin fled. Cops combed the neighborhood and eventually found Franklin laying down in a neighbor's lawn. 

Police described Franklin as "highly intoxicated" and "unsteady on her feet," but she denied using drugs. She told police she had nowhere to go and planned on sleeping in the woods.

She was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Ex-Destiny's Child Member

Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

7/20/2014 11:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-Destiny's Child singer Farrah Franklin was arrested in South Carolina early Sunday morning for disorderly conduct ... TMZ has learned and our sources tell us alcohol was definitely involved.

Franklin -- who who spent 5 months with the group in 2000 before Beyonce and Kelly Rowland gave her the boot -- was booked into the Horry County Detention Center in Conway around 5AM.

0720-farrah-performing-sub-01So far, it's unclear what led to the arrest ... but we're told she was ticketed for disorderly conduct.

Hours before, Franklin happily posted a picture on the beach.

She was released Sunday afternoon on bond.

This is not Franklin's first arrest for flying off the handle.  She was popped in 2011 in L.A. for disorderly conduct ... and we're told booze was also involved.  She claimed she was the victim of racial profiling.

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Kennedy Drama

Man Breaks Into Compound

Looking for Katy Perry

7/16/2014 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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7:10 AM PT -- According to Barnstable Police, LaCroix, who police discovered sitting on a couch and reading a book, told police he entered through an unlocked door. LaCroix also said he had a gift for Perry and was also there to see ... John F. Kennedy.

Cops say that after talking to LaCroix for a few minutes, they realized he "was detached from reality."
update_grey_gray_barA scary moment for the Kennedys at the famed Hyannis Port compound ... a crazy guy entered the house looking for Katy Perry and hung with the clueless 16-year-old grandson of Ted Kennedy.

Barnstable Police tell TMZ ... there was no sign of forced entry.  At around 6:30 Tuesday night ... 53-year-old James LaCroix just walked inside and started cooking dinner.

Ted Kennedy Jr.
-- who was in Connecticut -- called the home just after 9 PM to check on his teenage son.  The intruder answered and the panicked dad called the cops.

When cops arrived they found LaCroix -- still in the kitchen -- and he said he was there looking for Katy Perry.

Cops say Kennedy's son came home in the evening and ran into  LaCroix ... but he thought LaCroix was just a house guest.

LaCroix was arrested and charged with breaking and entering.

In 2 weeks the house will be filled with Kennedys ... Cheryl Hines and Robert Kennedy Jr. will tie the knot there.

Hyannisnews.com shot video of LaCroix being led out of the home.

Gregg Allman Biopic Death

Director and Producer Surrender to Police

7/15/2014 5:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Midnight Rider"
director Randall Miller and the film's producer, Jody Savin, surrendered to police in Georgia following their indictment in the death of film crew member Sarah Jones in a freight train accident.

The two have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing for organizing a shoot on a trestle back in February. Jones, a camera assistant on the Gregg Allman biopic, was killed when the train unexpectedly smashed through the set.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department tells TMZ Miller and Savin each posted $27,000 and were released after about an hour.

The film's executive producer/unit production manager, Jay Sedrish, was also charged ... but has yet to turn himself in.

Country Star Dallas Davidson

ARRESTED

After Drunken, Racial, Homophobic Bar Fight

7/10/2014 6:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dallas Davidson -- a famous country lyricist who's written huge hits, like "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," "Country Girl, (Shake It For Me)" and "That's How Country Boys Roll," was arrested in Nashville early Thursday morning for fighting, hurling racial slurs and screaming, "There's that f***ing fa***t that punched me."

We're told Dallas was at Tin Roof in downtown Nashville when he got in a fight in the bar with various people.  

Law enforcement tells us ... Dallas was challenging various people to fight-- swearing, punching his hand and screaming a string of obscenities.  And they say he shouted various racial and homophobic slurs.

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Cops say he reeked of booze and was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

He was booked at 2:50 AM and is about to be released at the time of this post.  We're told during the time he was held jailers administered a "medical screening."

Dallas and his ex-wife, Sarah Davidson, are both stars on the reality show, "Private Lives of Nashville Wives."

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'Talladega Nights'

Ricky Bobby Arrested

For Throwing Mama Down Stairs!

7/9/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The kid who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in "Talladega Nights" got busted for allegedly pushing his own mother down the stairs -- his second arrest in the last month.

Cops in Trussville, Alabama tell TMZ ... Luke Bigham was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly pushed his mother down the stairs during an argument. It's unclear why they were fighting. 

Bigham was thrown in jail and is still sitting there as of Wednesday afternoon ... since no one's posted the $1,000 to bail him out.

Bigham was popped last month on a reckless driving charge that caused a five-car pileup.

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Hi-Five Singer Russell Neal

Charged with Murder

7/4/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Hi-Five singer Russell Neal's wife was killed after being stabbed multiple times and he's now been charged with murder.

Cops say Catherine Martinez died from blunt force trauma and stab wounds.

The victim was a hot, 24-year-old fitness model.  She was also an aspiring boxer who went by the name Brasilia.

The 40-year-old singer went to the police station Wednesday and told cops his wife was dead in their apartment and he needed a lawyer.

The couple has 2 kids.  Law enforcement sources say there were no witnesses to the murder so it appears the children were not in the apartment when their mom was killed.

Neal is currently in custody on $100K bond.

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WWE Diva Emma

BUSTED

For Shoplifting iPad Case

7/1/2014 2:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Emma is a real life heel ... arrested for stealing an iPad case from a Walmart.

Emma was busted in Hartford Monday night after Walmart security spotted her swiping a red iHome 'Slim Swivel' iPad Mini case ... on sale for $21.14.  

Cops tell TMZ ... Emma was charged with misdemeanor larceny in the 6th degree ... who knew there were that many degrees?

The legal system in Hartford is lightning quick -- she's already been to court and was sentenced to one day of community service.

WWE RAW was at the XL Center in Hartford as the crime went down.

Emma's lawyer chalks it up to an innocent mistake, saying she just forgot to pay while trying to navigate the self-checkout machine.

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Ice-T's Grandson

Arrested for Killing Roommate

6/27/2014 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ice-T Grandson Arrested
Elyjah Marrow
-- grandson of rapper Ice-T -- was arrested after he accidentally shot and killed his roommate ... TMZ has learned.

Cops tell us ... 19-year-old Marrow was fiddling with a handgun in his Georgia apartment Tuesday when it accidentally went off, fatally wounding roommate Daryus Johnson, who was also 19.

Marrow was charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of firearm in the commission of a felony, and reckless conduct. He was also hit with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and possession of a stolen firearm.

He is currently in custody.

Marrow appeared on his grandfather's reality show, "Ice Loves Coco."

So far ... no comment from Ice-T.

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Jeremy 'Dreamy McMug' Meeks

Model Prisoner

Could Make $30K a Month

6/23/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jeremy Meeks -- aka Dreamy McMug -- stands to make tens of thousands of dollars just for looking like a hot gangster.

Blaze Modelz tells TMZ ... "gangster models" are hot right now.  The agency claims they can book Meeks with high-end fashion houses -- like Versace and Armani -- and he could rake in $15 - $30K a month. 

Blaze also says they actually like Meeks' face tattoos ... even the gang-revealing teardrop.  They thinks it's edgy and sexy.  They didn't mention the Crip tattoo on his neck, but that can be covered.

Another modeling agency -- that did not want to be named -- tells us ... once Meeks is a free man they'd like to work with him as well.

Here's the problem.  Meeks is currently being held on $900,000 bail with no prospect of getting out soon.  He's a convicted criminal facing serious weapons charges and could be a little long in the tooth before he gets sprung.

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Jeremy 'Dreamy McMug' Meeks

A REALLY Bad Dude

6/21/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jeremy Meeks
-- aka Dreamy McMug Shot -- is a BAD GUY ... that's certainly what his rap sheet shows.

Meeks -- who has owned the Internet the last few days with his perfectly lit, eye-gazing mug shot -- has been in and out of prison for more than a decade.

The 30-year-old was charged in 2002 with robbery and corporal injury to a child.  He allegedly jumped a 16-year-old and beat him to a pulp.  Meeks copped a plea and was sentenced to 2 years in a California prison.

According to docs, Meeks admitted during the case he was affiliated with a criminal street gang, which is a felony in California.   The docs say he was a Northside Gangster Crip.

Meeks served his time and moved to the Spokane area of Washington, and in 2007, he was charged with identity theft and resisting arrest.  According to legal docs ... he was in a sporting goods store and tried to steal a package of pellets and when security guards saw him, Meeks screamed, "I'll f*** you all up."  The guards peppered sprayed Meeks into submission.  He was convicted and served time.

And now he faces weapons charges as well as street terrorism.

Richard Roundtree

Women are Stupid

To Swoon Over Dreamy McMug Shot

6/20/2014 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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062014_roundtree_launchDon't ask Richard Roundtree to explain why women are attracted to bad men ... because Richard doesn't understand the opposite sex at all.

Roundtree was leaving LAX on Thursday when our photog posed the question ... why are so many chicks attracted to Jeremy Meeks, the dangerous dude with the hot mug shot? 

We thought the man known for portraying one of the most notorious ladies men in all of film history might have insight ... but alas, he was just as clueless as us.

Damn right.

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