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Ex 'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans

Fiancé Arrested

For Domestic Violence

3/5/2015 6:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Well, at least it wasn't former "Teen Mom" Jenelle Evans in cuffs this time -- instead it was her fiancé who got arrested Wednesday in South Carolina for a domestic violence incident. 

Nathan Griffith is currently being held without bail in the same jail where Evans was booked last week after she was busted for driving without a license.

Cops were called to their home around 4:45 AM Wednesday, says WBTW, but no arrests were made. The station says cops were called back again at 4:15 PM ... and that's when Griffith was arrested.

According to the police report, the alleged fight was over their engagement ring -- Griffith wanted it back, and Evans told police he pinned her against a toilet and ripped it off her finger ... leaving a cut.   

Griffith told police it didn't go down that way, and says Evans cut her finger taking the ring off herself. Griffith also claimed Evans had been violent with him on several occasions in the past, but he never called police. 

The report also claims there was a reality TV crew there at the time, but they didn't see what happened.

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'Remember the Titans' Coach

Arrested for DUI

2/25/2015 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The "Remember the Titans" actor who starred as a coach in the film -- and was NOT named Denzel Washington -- got busted for DUI in South Carolina.

Will Patton, who ended up being Denzel's assistant coach in the classic football flick ... was arrested Tuesday night in Isle of Palms, SC. He was released on $997 bond.

Patton played Coach Bill Yoast in 'Titans' -- and 10-year-old Hayden Panettiere played his daughter. He also starred in "Armaggedon" and "Gone in 60 Seconds."

Patton's hometown is Charleston ... not far from Isle of Palms. He'll be back in court next month to face the DUI. 

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'Next Top Model' Mirjana Puhar

Killed in Triple Homicide

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2/25/2015 8:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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02025-mirjana-puhar-instagramupdate_graphic_red_bar8:45 AM PT -- Police have arrested 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel and charged him with 3 counts of 1st degree murder.

The boyfriend, Jonathan Alvarado was 23 ... and the third victim was 21-year-old Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia. Our sources say Jusmar was Jonathan's roommate and best friend. We're told Mirjana had just moved in with the guys.

update_grey_gray_barMirjana Puhar -- a recent "America's Next Top Model" contestant -- was killed Tuesday in a triple homicide at her boyfriend's home in Charlotte, NC ... TMZ has learned.

A source who was very close to Mirjana confirmed to TMZ that she was one of the 3 victims found dead in a home that belonged to Mirjana's boyfriend. The source says a friend of the couple went to the house after getting a call that gunshots were heard.

We're told the friend went into the house, saw 2 bodies -- Mirjana and the bf -- and then called police to report the killings. The friend didn't see the 3rd victim, but did see money scattered around the house.

19-year-old Mirjana was on the 21st cycle of 'ANTM' ... which aired last year. She was eliminated from the show in the 10th episode. 

Law enforcement sources tell us the preliminary investigation leads police to believe the murders were drug related -- and the victims knew the killer.  

Our Mirjana source says the young model had only been with the boyfriend for a few months.

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Jenelle Evans

Another Day

Another Arrest

2/25/2015 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Teen Mom" star Jenelle Evans spent an hour of her Tuesday behind bars in South Carolina ... busted for driving without a license.

South Carolina Highway Patrol busted Evans and booked her into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center around 3:00 PM. She posted a $237.50 bond about an hour later and was sprung. 

Jail records don't give much in the way of details, but Evans explained the arrested via Twitter, when she retweeted a friend who wrote, "Yall chill she paid a speeding tick 3 days late in 2013 & license was just suspended recently & she had no idea.It's cleared up It's all good."

Evans is no stranger to jail. She's been arrested for heroin possession, attacking her husband, stalking, harassment, breaking and entering, violating her restraining order, etc. She's also famous for getting busted for beating the crap out of another girl on a front lawn.    



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'Taking Back Sunday' Frontman

Arrested For DWI

2/18/2015 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Adam Lazzara -- lead singer of Taking Back Sunday -- has been arrested for allegedly boozing and driving in his hometown of Charlotte, NC. 

According to cops ... Lazzara was pulled over early Sunday morning for blowing a red light. We're told officers smelled booze during the stop, and busted him for DWI. He was later released on a $2,500 bond. 

The band's rep had no comment about Lazzara's arrest, but said their tour will begin as planned ... Wednesday night in New Orleans.

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Vanilla Ice

Arrested for Home Burglary

2/18/2015 12:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Vanilla Ice has been arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft for allegedly stealing furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other stuff from a vacant home in Florida.

Lantana PD tells TMZ ... it's all connected to Ice's TV show, "The Vanilla Ice Project." Ice was renovating a nearby home and allegedly thought it was a good idea to go to the abandoned place and take the items in question. 

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Apparently, even though the house was vacant, the rightful owner had a problem with someone jacking their belongings ... thus the burglary charge.

The cops got a search warrant and recovered some of the items.

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Afroman

UNLOADS Devastating Punch on Female Fan

Arrested on Scene

2/17/2015 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021715_afroman_facebook_launch_v2Cops hauled Afroman off stage, and he knows why -- because he punched a female fan in the face ... instead of getting high -- and the video of the incident is brutal.

The rapper was performing in Biloxi, Mississippi Tuesday night when the woman somehow got on stage and started dancing next to Afroman -- and then suddenly, without warning ... he turned and landed a right-handed haymaker to her face.

He obliterated the woman ... who went down hard -- but Afroman kept on performing. Witnesses say she was bleeding and crying, but somehow she managed to get up on her own. 

Cops eventually stopped the show, escorted him off stage, and arrested him outside the venue. He was booked for assault.

0217-afroman-arrested-TMZ-01Afroman's rep says the rapper had no idea if the fan was a man or a woman -- he just reacted to someone being on stage. The rep claims there was a lack of security at the venue to keep fans off the stage.

The rep added this is totally out of character for Afroman ... who was released late Tuesday after paying a $330 bond.

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'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon

Arrested Again

After Comic Book Convention

2/17/2015 1:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicholas Brendon Arrested Again

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2:20 PM PT -- Brendon's rep tells TMZ, "Nicholas is, unfortunately, battling a disease that many of us don't understand. We are working with him to improve upon the situation at hand and look toward the future. He's sorry for his actions and takes what happened last night very seriously. We will take great care to ensure his safety in the future." 

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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon is in big trouble ... he was arrested for felony grand theft at a Hilton hotel.

Brendon was in Ft. Lauderdale for a comic book convention and authorities say he got rip-roaring drunk, trashed his hotel room and ended up asleep in a hotel employee's office. 

According to the police report -- obtained by TMZ -- Brendon did $450 worth of damage to the room and was on the hook for nearly $380 in food and beverage charges.   

Cops say Brendon refused to pay, and that's why he's been charged with grand theft. Sounds a little like the whole Randy Quaid incident at a hotel near Santa Barbara.

Sounds like the convention folks paid for Brendon's room, but he was pissed he didn't get more, because just hours before his arrest he tweeted, "Hey Twatters! I'm stuck in Ft Lauderdale w/no per diem. No hotel. No ride to the airport. Thanks @Shockpopcc."

Brendon has had issues at comic conventions before this ... he was arrested last October for a disturbance at an Idaho hotel. Two days later, he apologized and said he was going to rehab.

A few days before the latest arrest, Brendon said he split from his wife of five months.

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DeMarco Murray's Ex-Teammate

Arrested for Assault

Allegedly Brutalizes Wife

2/17/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Brennan Clay Arrested

Ex-Oklahoma RB Brennan Clay -- who famously accused ex-OU teammate DeMarco Murray of banging his wife -- was arrested for assault after allegedly terrorizing his spouse ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've learned ... Clay was arrested in Dallas County, TX on January 27th after his estranged wife Gina told cops he kicked down her door and proceeded to beat the crap out of her. 

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Gina claimed Clay threw her on the kitchen counter, dragged her downstairs, dragged her through shrubbery and then began to choke her. 

Gina says he brought her back into the house and "began punching and throwing her around the residence."

Eventually, Gina was able to call police ... and when they arrived, officers noticed her right leg was bleeding with several cuts. They later located Clay in a nearby alley and arrested him for assault. 

Clay filed for divorce a few months ago after accusing Gina of sleeping with Murray ... an allegation that Murray adamantly denied. Clay eventually recanted his accusation and apologized

We reached out to Clay -- but he had no comment. 

'16 and Pregnant'

Valerie Fairman

Busted For Prostitution

2/13/2015 1:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Valerie Fairman -- one of the stars of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" -- was arrested for prostitution after cops say they spotted her streetwalking ... TMZ has learned.

21-year-old Fairman -- who appeared on season 2 of the show -- was allegedly walking the streets in New Castle, Delaware. We're told cops conducted the sting after getting a slew of citizen complaints about prostitution in the area. Valerie allegedly agreed to perform a sexual act for cash.

Valerie was arrested along with 7 other women.  

Valerie became  popular on "16 and Pregnant" after getting in multiple fights with her baby daddy over their daughter, Nevaeh.  

We're told Valerie's still in custody.

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Redd from 'Bad Girls Club'

Fails Drug Test ...

Gets Locked Up

2/12/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Alyssa "Redd" Carswell can't get back to the "Bad Girls Club" mansion fast enough -- the ex-reality TV star just got busted for failing a drug test.

Cops in Tallahassee, FL tell us she turned herself in Friday night after she learned there were warrants out for her arrest. Carswell is on probation for a 2012 stolen property case, and has to submit to regular drug testing -- but last month's test came up dirty. Hence the warrants.

Redd tells TMZ, she failed because she was smoking pot -- which she admitted to cops.

She's hardly keeping her nose clean -- you'll recall, last summer co-star Natalie Nunn filed a battery report against Redd ... accusing her of chomping down on her foot during a fight. The L.A. City Attorney rejected that case for lack of evidence.

Once a bad girl, always a bad girl.

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Benzino

Busted For Drugs

If Only He'd Buckled Up

2/11/2015 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Benzino ArrestedIf you cruise around on a suspended license in a slick Maserati like ex-"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Benzino allegedly just did ... make sure you wear your seat belt and don't have drugs on you.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Benzino was stopped by Atlanta cops late Wednesday afternoon simply for failing to buckle up, but then cops say they found a pot stash on him.

Benzino was hauled off to jail for the belt violation, suspended license and possession of marijuana. Bail was set at $2,269.00

This is Benzino's second arrest in the last few weeks -- he was pinched for trying to sneak a loaded 9MM through airport security in the ATL.

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'In The House' Star

Arrested Twice ...

Calls Cop a Fa**ot!

2/11/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Maia Campbell Arrested

LL Cool J's ex co-star Maia Campbell should really try ordering in -- she just got busted at a restaurant for the 2nd time this year ... most recently for causing a drunken scene at a Waffle House.

Cops in Riverdale, GA tell us they got called to the restaurant last weekend when the former "In the House" star was allegedly wasted and causing a scene. Officers gave her a chance to leave on her own, but she refused -- and then left in handcuffs ... and got booked for disorderly conduct.

The 38-year-old also ended up in an Atlanta cop car last month -- when she went off in a Burger King. According to the police report obtained by TMZ ... she cussed out a family, accused their child of stealing her wallet, and called the arresting officer a "fu**ing fa**ot!"

Cops say she denied using foul words, and claimed to only speak the "King's language" -- which is either some strange BK dialect or maybe she meant the Queen's English.   

Hard to tell.

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