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Jean-Claude Van Damme Son Arrested In Roommate Knife Incident

9/12/2017 12:20 AM PDT
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Jean-Claude Van Damme's youngest son got busted for allegedly holding his roommate at knifepoint ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 21-year-old Nicholas Van Varenberg was arrested Sunday in Tempe, AZ. We're told cops got a call to check on him because he'd punched the elevator in his building. Cops say they found a trail of blood leading to his apartment, and after speaking to him and a roommate, discovered Nicholas injured his hand.

Officers left, but 20 minutes later, the roommate ran downstairs, claiming he'd escaped the apartment where Nicholas was holding him at knifepoint. He told officers Nicholas was pissed he'd opened the door for them.

Cops immediately searched the apartment, and say they found the knife and marijuana.

Nicholas was booked for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful imprisonment, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

'Ink Masters' Star Chris Blinston Arrested for Allegedly Strangling 13-Year-Old Daughter

9/2/2017 7:35 AM PDT
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"Ink Masters" star Chris Blinston allegedly used both hands to choke his 13-year-old daughter so hard he squeezed off her airway ...  leaving her terrified and gasping for air.

Blinston's daughter told a therapist Blinston choked her Tuesday following an argument at his house during a custody visit. She told the therapist her dad strangled her twice Tuesday and that triggered a police investigation.

According to the police report -- obtained by TMZ -- the daughter says Blinston grabbed her around the neck and squeezed off her airway and was unable to breathe for 10 seconds. When he finally let go, she told him, "You just choked me, after everything that's gone on the past two days, you're choking me!"

According to the report, Blinston grew furious and again grabbed her by the neck and this time cut off her airway for another 6 to 7 seconds. The report also says Blinston called her cruel names -- including "mental skank." He allegedly told her if she told anyone about the incident there would be hell to pay.

When cops interviewed the girl they noticed marks on her neck, consistent with strangulation. The report noted that she's 5-foot-1, 110 pounds and Blinston is 5-11, 220 pounds.

Blinston was arrested on charges of felony domestic battery by strangulation. He was released from jail Friday after posting $6,000 bond.

Chris wholly denies all of the allegations, and says he looks forward to a full exoneration and intends to reconcile with his daughter.

Charlottesville Riots White Supremacist Chris Cantwell Poses for Mug Shot

8/24/2017 6:55 AM PDT
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Christopher Cantwell, the guy featured in the Vice doc about the Charlottesville rally, posed for his pic at the cop shop.

A stone-faced Cantwell glared into the camera Wednesday after turning himself in. He was booked for malicious release of dangerous gas causing injury, assault using acid and unlawful release of a dangerous gas causing injury.

Cantwell was a focal point of the documentary, and you see him clear as day pepper spray a counter-protester at the demonstration that turned violent and deadly.

Mystikal Turns Himself in on Rape Charge

8/21/2017 2:47 PM PDT
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Mystikal has been arrested and charged with raping a woman in Louisiana.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the rapper turned himself in Monday to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department, and he was arrested and booked for first degree rape.

Shreveport PD put out the arrest warrant last week, but they hadn't been able to track him down until now. According to cops, another man, Averweone Holman, was also charged in connection with the crime.

We're told the charges stem from a 2016 incident involving a woman at a casino where Mystikal was performing ... but the details are scarce for now.

A member from Mystikal's camp tells us the charges are completely bogus, and he plans to plead not guilty.

He's being held on a $2 million bond. 

Britney Spears Bum-Rushed Onstage 'He's Got a Gun?!'

8/10/2017 6:40 AM PDT
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11:12 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the man who crashed Britney's set is 37-year-old Jess Webb. We're told he was acting disorderly during her performance from out in the crowd, and was asked to leave by security. That's when he jumped onstage and got tackled. He was arrested for trespassing -- no weapons were found on him. Dude looks like a charmer. 

Britney Spears got bum-rushed by a guy who is probably hurting this morning, because her dancers and bodyguards annihilated him.

It went down Wednesday night in Vegas at Britney's Piece of Me show at Planet Hollywood. As Britney sang "Till the World Ends" ...  a man crept onto the stage and made his move.

Security and the dancers lunged at the guy as Britney seemed oblivious to the danger. You hear her ask if everything is OK. Check it out ... Britney's knee buckled as she clutched a security guard and asked, "He's got a gun?"

The man was subdued and ejected, but not before either kicking or kneeing one of the guards.

Phil Spector Can You Hair Me Now?? New Bald Mug Shot

8/8/2017 3:17 PM PDT

Music legend Phil Spector hasn't moved much during his 8 years in prison for 2nd degree murder -- his hairline, on the other hand, has gotten the hell outta Dodge.

Prison officials in Stockton, CA just released a new mug shot of 76-year-old Spector, and his once glorious and massive head of hair is completely gone. Not only is he bald, but the man responsible for rock music's famous "Wall of Sound" is now wearing double hearing aids.

Spector -- who produced hits for The Beatles, Diana Ross, Tina Turner and many more -- was convicted in 2003 for the murder of Lana Clarkson in his mansion. He's serving 19 years to life, and will be eligible for parole when he's 88 years old.

Let it be. Bald.

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star Denies Missing Car Payments in Rant Says 'I Ain't on Crack!'

8/1/2017 7:07 AM PDT

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Karen King went full denial in a video rant claiming she never missed a car payment, and reassuring her haters ... she is NOT on crack.

Karen went off following her Monday arrest in Atlanta for allegedly skipping car payments on her Maserati. TMZ broke the story ... Karen was in court for a separate case but was taken away by deputies when the clerk announced the outstanding warrant for the car issues.

Karen says it's BS, has some words for TMZ and most importantly ... breaks down her mug shot style.

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star Finally Busted For Allegedly Skipping Car Payments

7/31/2017 11:19 AM PDT
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3:13 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Karen was released on a $500 bond. Also ... we're told the repo man never got a hold of that Maserati.

"Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Karen King walked into court to deal with 1 case this week, but never left ... 'cause she was arrested for an entirely different one on the spot.

Law enforcement sources tell us Karen was in court Monday to deal with her pending identity fraud case when she was taken into custody. We're told deputies hauled her off when the court clerk announced there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest ... for allegedly skipping car payments on a Maserati. 

As we reported ... Karen stands accused of skipping months of payments on the Maserati she bought in 2014, which led to a judge signing off on the warrant back in October. She'd been MIA ever since. 

No word yet if the repo man got his hands on the whip.

Kate Beckinsale 'Overzealous Fan' Followed Her Cross-Country ... Threatened to Stab Her, Cops Say

7/29/2017 6:16 PM PDT
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11:52 AM PT -- A Florida judge on Sunday called for Repp's misdemeanor stalking charge to be upgraded to a felony charge, saying his alleged offense qualifies as aggravated stalking. The charge was not officially upgraded Sunday, but Repp could be facing a felony charge soon enough. He's being held on a $5,000 bond.Kate Beckinsale has been dealing with a man who allegedly followed her across the country over the past year, and even threatened to stab her once prior to being busted at Tampa Bay Comic Con.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 45-year-old Terry Lee Repp was arrested Saturday morning at the Tampa Convention Center after cops were told to be on the lookout for him, due to his history with Kate. 

We're told one officer recognized Repp before Kate appeared for her 11 AM Q&A panel, and arrested him on the spot. He was booked at Hillsborough County Jail for stalking.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Repp has been following and harassing Kate for at least a year.

He allegedly made physical contact with her at an event in Salt Lake City in 2016 -- touching her back and then threatening to stab her. He also ran into her again at another event in Houston the same year, where he was detained by cops and booted as well. 

Cops say Repp appears to "have an irrational obsession with the victim and has traveled across the country in an effort to harass her."

We're told Repp did not make contact with Kate this time, but she did have to come to the police station to file a police report. As we reported ... she went on to do her panel later the same day.

NFL Star Dante Fowler Arrested For Battery Allegedly Punched Man, Threw Liquor In Lake

7/19/2017 8:31 AM PDT
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Jaguars star DE Dante Fowler was arrested for battery after allegedly roughing up a man Tuesday night in Florida ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Fowler -- the 3rd overall pick in the '15 draft -- was arrested by St. Petersburg PD around 8:30 PM after cops say he got into a fight at an apartment.

According to the police report, Fowler, 22, punched a guy and broke his glasses after a verbal argument in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The report also says Fowler grabbed a grocery bag carried by the alleged victim -- with newly purchased liquor -- and threw it into a nearby lake.

Cops say the victim didn't have any visible injuries. Cops also noted they don't believe DF was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Fowler was arrested for 2 misdemeanors ... simple battery and criminal mischief.

D.F. was taken to Pinellas County Jail. He's since been released after posting $650 bond.

The Jaguars released a statement addressing the arrest ... saying they were aware of the situation, and have been in contact with Fowler.

FYI -- this isn't the first time Fowler's been involved in a violent situation. Last year he stood by and watched as his GF and baby mama beat the crap outta each other ... before finally intervening. 

Boxer Jermain Taylor Arrested For Dom. Battery, Terroristic Threats ... Allegedly Bit Girlfriend

7/18/2017 9:58 AM PDT
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Ex-boxing champ Jermain Taylor was arrested for allegedly biting and threatening to kill his girlfriend during an argument Tuesday morning ... TMZ Sports has confirmed.

Maumelle PD in Arkansas were called to Taylor's home around 2:40 AM for a domestic disturbance when Taylor's girlfriend, Ashley White, told cops that he bit her several times and broke her cell phone during an argument.

The GF claims Taylor bit her on the face and left arm while trying to escape the residence ... and says she had to pepper spray him before fleeing the home.

Taylor allegedly chased White out of the house and down the street while threatening to kill her. Once the girlfriend returned to the home, cops arrived on the scene.

Police say Taylor smelled of intoxicants at the time of his arrest.

Taylor's been charged with felony terroristic threatening and 2 misdemeanors -- battery and interference with emergency communication.

It's worth noting ... Taylor is currently on probation stemming from several incidents over the past few years, so there's a chance he'll end up behind bars again.

Taylor has been released from custody.

40 Glocc Nabbed in Prostitution Sting

7/17/2017 12:33 PM PDT
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Rapper 40 Glocc was among 4 people arrested in a prostitution sting in Minnesota ... TMZ has learned.

According to court docs ... the incident went down back in February when Glocc was arrested on 2 counts of intentionally promoting the prostitution of an individual and 1 count of inducing an individual to practice prostitution.

In docs, obtained by TMZ ... on February 23, the 41-year-old drove a woman to an unknown location after an undercover cop contacted her through an ad posted on Backpage.com. The woman was arrested but not before cops noticed a Bluetooth headset around her neck with a live call on the phone.

While processing the woman, cops noticed the car that dropped her off took off. Cops ultimately located the car and found Glocc with cuts on his hands from allegedly smashing multiple cell phones in his possession to avoid detection. Glocc was arrested.

He's out on bail and has a hearing set in October.

'Idol' Alum Haley Reinhart Arrested at Bar Little Chick, Big Punch

7/10/2017 3:07 PM PDT
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Haley's attorney Dina LaPolt tells TMZ ... the bouncers assaulted Haley, without provocation. She also says, "After forcefully removing [Haley] they violently beat her friend, who sustained multiple injuries. We believe that she will be exonerated of all charges once the investigation is completed."

LaPolt added ... Haley plans to take legal action against the bar and the staff.   Former "American Idol" contestant Haley Reinhart got busted for punching a bouncer in the head ... TMZ has learned.

Cops say Haley got arrested early Saturday morning at a suburban Chicago pub called the Lamplighter Inn. Officers showed up around 2 AM after bouncers tossed Haley and some friends for knocking over a table. Cops say as they were being shown the door -- Haley, who stands at a generous 5'2" -- uncorked a closed fist on the bouncer.

She was taken into custody and booked for battery.

Haley went deep into season 10 of 'Idol' ... taking third place. She's currently on the Netflix show "F Is for Family."

Seems like she's vying for a spot in the UFC too.

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