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Artie Lange Misses Court Date, Lands in Jail ... (Rinse and Repeat)

12/13/2017 6:32 AM PST
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Artie Lange is sitting in a NJ jail again, but it's not for drugs this time -- it's for missing a court date ... about a drug arrest.

Cops busted the comedian Tuesday evening at his home in Hoboken, NJ for failing to appear in Essex County court. He was supposed to face charges of heroin possession and drug paraphernalia from his arrest in May.

Artie took quite the mug shot this time around -- still rocking what looks like a busted, or infected, nose. He'd posted a pic over the weekend where it looked like he'd been punched in the face, with a cryptic message about fearing nothing.

He's still sitting in jail, waiting to see the judge.

R. Kelly Burglary Suspect Turns Himself In

12/12/2017 11:05 AM PST

The guy who cops think is responsible for ransacking R. Kelly's Atlanta homes has given himself up ... and he's only about a week late.

According to Johns Creek Police Department, Alfonso Walker turned himself in Monday on charges stemming from Kelly's burglaries over Thanksgiving weekend. 

He was booked on 2 counts of burglary, 2 counts of theft by taking and 2 counts of theft by deception. 

As we reported ... an arrest warrant was issued for Walker after he told them he'd turn himself in last Tuesday and didn't. Cops say they were told he'd hired people to clean out the cribs and sell all of the singer's stuff. Kelly said Walker was just a part-time employee.

Meanwhile ... Kels released a statement thanking Johns Creek PD and fans for their support. Unfortunately, he's still probably dealing with some emptiness at home.

NYC Pipe Bomber to Trump 'You Failed to Protect' America

12/12/2017 8:43 AM PST
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The New York City bomber allegedly went on Facebook just before setting off a homemade device and told President Trump he'd failed to protect the U.S.A.

According to the federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday against Akayed Ullah, the bomber took to the social media site with his message to the Prez while on the way to the Port Authority subway before the explosion. 

Per the docs, obtained by TMZ, Ullah allegedly wrote ... "Trump you failed to protect your nation" ... which prosecutors say he posted Monday morning before the incident. They go on to say the message was written with ISIS in mind. 

During a presser about the attack, US Attorney Joon Kim also revealed a search of Ullah's apartment uncovered a handwritten note that read, "Oh America Die In Your Rage."

As we reported ... Ullah was captured alive after detonating what many called a pipe bomb strapped to his person. Three other people were injured, leaving one temporarily deaf.

As for Trump ... he released a statement Monday essentially saying his travel ban was necessary to prevent attacks like this. Sounds like he'll have more ammo for that point now.

WWE Wrestler Rich Swann Busted for Allegedly Battering, Imprisoning Wife

12/10/2017 11:45 AM PST

12/11/2017 -- Rich Swann was released from jail on Sunday and his case has been assigned to a judge, PWInsider reports.

The WWE superstar faces up to 5 years in jail for false imprisonment.

Former WWE cruiserweight champ Rich Swann was arrested this weekend for allegedly battering and falsely imprisoning his wife -- who's also a pro wrestler -- and now he's suspended.

According to cops, Swann was driving his newlywed wife, Vannarah Riggs, back home after a match of hers in Florida when they got into an argument in the car, which got heated. 

She reportedly exited the vehicle and Swann stopped the car in the middle of traffic to go get her, allegedly grabbing her by the arm and then putting her in a headlock to drag her back as she screamed for help.

Witnesses told police the car was not in park during all this and continued to roll until it hit a telephone pole. Swann denied touching his wife, telling cops she got back in the car on her own. 

He was booked for simple battery and false imprisonment, and is reportedly set to be released on his own recognizance Sunday. ProWrestlingSheet broke the story of Swann's arrest. 

WWE issued a statement saying they had a zero tolerance policy regarding domestic violence, and that Swann is suspended indefinitely. 

Seahawks' Malik McDowell Busted for Disorderly Conduct

12/10/2017 1:10 PM PST
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Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested this weekend after he allegedly flipped out at a club in a dispute over money.

McDowell was arrested early Sunday morning in Atlanta, GA after a cop says she saw him getting into a verbal altercation outside the front doors of a club called SL Lounge.

According to the incident report, obtained by TMZ Sports, McDowell was shouting at the head of security about $600 he believed he'd already paid ... even though he was repeatedly told by staff and his own friend he hadn't given them the cash he wanted back.

He was eventually allowed back in ... but the arresting officer says he was kicked out again ... still shouting about the money, and refusing to leave without it. The cop says she was told McDowell poured out a couple bottles of liquor inside and got booted. 

During a profanity-laced tirade, the officer says she detained McDowell with the help of her partner. They tried getting him in the back of their patrol car when he allegedly said ... "F*** both of ya'll hoe ass n*****, p**** ass cops, I bet I get out, I got more money than ya'll, ya'll ain't got enough money for me, p**** ass crackers, broke ass n*****." 

The arresting officer says she had to almost tase and pepper spray McDowell when he refused to comply with her orders, but adds she ultimately didn't use either.

He was booked for disorderly conduct, and was released on a $325 bond. McDowell suffered a concussion this summer and is not on the active Seahawks roster.

We've attempted to reach out to McDowell's camp and the Seahawks ... so far, no word back.

Hannibal Buress Asked Cop to Call Him an Uber ... Before Arrest

12/10/2017 11:09 AM PST
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Hannibal Buress seemed like he was trying to do the right thing before getting busted for disorderly intoxication ... 'cause he asked a cop to order him a ride home.

TMZ has obtained Hannibal's arrest affidavit from his Saturday night bust in Miami, in which the arresting officer describes what allegedly happened before he detained the comedian.

The officer says Hannibal approached him with blood shot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath, and then asked the cop to call him an Uber. The officer says he refused, which caused Hannibal to become angry and belligerent. 

The cop goes on to say Hannibal then went inside a bar, which the cop says he asked Hannibal to leave since he was too drunk. The two then made it outside, where the officer says Hannibal continued to hurl profanities at him and caused a crowd to form.

The cop says he asked him to leave 5 times before cuffing him.

As we reported ... Hannibal was released around 6 AM Sunday on a $500 bond. His mug shot was pretty epic, too. 

Aaron Carter Charged in DUI Case ... As Rehab Stint Ends

11/30/2017 10:22 AM PST
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Aaron Carter will be heading to court for his Georgia DUI bust -- prosecutors have filed multiple charges against the singer ... just as he's ending his rehab for substance abuse.

Law enforcement sources in Habersham County say a DUI refusal charge was filed earlier this month. Prosecutors also added charges for possession of less than an oz. of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects. All the offenses are misdemeanors.

TMZ broke the story ... Aaron was arrested in July after cops stopped him and he bombed field sobriety tests. He refused a breathalyzer or blood tests.

Since then, Aaron's had other drug-related issues -- and actually just checked out of rehab after 2 months of treatment. He posted a photo of himself working on music, saying he's now "focused."

'Are You the One?' Star Rashida Beach Busted for DUI

11/18/2017 1:16 PM PST
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Rashida Beach -- a star on MTV's "Are You the One?" who returned to win the "Second Chances" spinoff -- was arrested in Georgia for a DUI ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells us ... Rashida was booked early Saturday morning by DeKalb PD and faces 4 charges -- DUI, exceeding maximum speed, driving on a roadway laned for traffic and open container. She was released on $2,400 bond.

Beach posted vids to her social media Friday night showing her partying at an Atlanta area club.

Rashida was a standout on season 3 of 'AYTO?' in 2015 with her match, Devin ... and the 2 returned to take home the top prize earlier this year on the show's "Second Chances" spinoff.

'Little Women: Atlanta' Melissa Busted for DUI in Fatal Crash

11/8/2017 1:22 PM PST
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Melissa Hancock -- who's been featured on "Little Women: Atlanta" -- was allegedly driving the car that killed a man in a head-on crash and she's been arrested for DUI.

Virginia State Police say Hancock collided head-on with a 29-year-old male driver Saturday morning while going the wrong way on a one-way street. Cops were called to the scene after 2 AM and arrested Hancock. The man died later at the hospital.

Hancock's been charged with DUI/maiming and driving the wrong way. She's reportedly being held without bail in a Virginia Beach jail.

Meek Mill New Mug Shot ... Begins Prison Stint

11/8/2017 8:42 AM PST
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Meek Mill looked wide-eyed as he prepared to re-enter prison for his 2 to 4 year sentence.

TMZ obtained Meek's new mug shot, taken Wednesday morning. Pennsylvania's Dept. of Corrections says the rapper is being processed right now. It's still unknown which prison he'll be serving his sentence.

Prison officials say they won't release the name of Meek's new prison until he's arrived there ... for security concerns.

As we reported, the controversial sentence has pissed off a lot of people in the hip-hop community ... including T.I. ... who offered Meek some advice on getting through his prison bid.

Sen. Rand Paul Assaulted at Home in Kentucky ... Suffers Broken Ribs

11/4/2017 2:06 PM PDT

7:11 PM PT -- Rand Paul suffered five broken ribs, 3 of which are either partly or completely cracked, from this weekend's attack ... according to his Chief of Staff Doug Stafford.

Rand Paul was allegedly "blindsided" at his home by his 59-year-old neighbor and cops have arrested the guy ... TMZ has learned.

The Kentucky Senator was assaulted Friday afternoon by Rene Boucher and suffered a minor injury ... according to law enforcement. Cops were called to the house and determined Boucher did it on purpose and arrested him. He was charged with one count of fourth-degree assault.

Boucher reportedly tackled Paul from behind at his Bowling Green residence after the 2 had an argument. He's being held on $5k bond at the Warren County Detention Center.

A spokesperson for the Senator says he's doing fine, but may have a potential rib injury.

Lou Diamond Phillips Busted for DWI After Asking Cop for Directions

11/3/2017 6:26 AM PDT
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Lou Diamond Phillips asked the wrong guy for directions early Friday morning ... because the guy he asked arrested him for DWI.

Phillips was driving in Portland, pulled up to a police officer and asked how to get to where he wanted to go. The cop immediately concluded Phillips was hammered and had him take a field sobriety test, which he flunked.

The actor was cuffed and taken to the station, where he blew a .20 ... 2 1/2 times the legal limit.

 He's currently being held in jail.

Odell Beckham's Dad Arrested On Gun and Weed Charges

10/26/2017 12:34 PM PDT
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Odell Beckham's biological father -- Odell Beckham Sr. -- was arrested in Texas on Wednesday after officials in Texas say he was carrying weed and a gun ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Details surrounding the arrest are unclear -- but Odell was booked on 2 charges ... "unlawful carrying weapon" and "possession of marijuana under 2 ounces."

Beckham was taken to a nearby station where he was booked and posed for a mug shot. He has since been released on $5,000 bail.

Like his son, Odell Sr. played football at LSU -- and was the starting running back for the Tigers when Odell was born in 1992.

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