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.
Sprung from Jail
Craving 5 Guys
10/29/2014 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love & Hip Hop" star Rich Dollaz is returning to the scene of the crime ... he's headed back to a Five Guys burger joint after getting sprung from a NJ jail.
We broke the story ... Dollaz was popped by cops Sunday night as he came out of Five Guys carrying a bag of burgers. Police say he was wanted because he owed $10,500 in unpaid child support.
A rep for Dollaz calls the whole thing a misunderstanding ... and tells TMZ Dollaz had been trying to resolve the child support case.
Hudson County jail officials say Dollaz was released after paying his debt in full ... and walked out of jail a free -- and hungry -- man. He even took the time to take a pic with fellow inmate Jason Rios, who was released at the same time.
The rep tells us ... Dollaz never even got to eat his expensive burgers -- they were confiscated by cops -- but he's headed right back to Five Guys ... so he can ketchup on what he missed.
Michelle Obama Can Make Me Do New Things
10/29/2014 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Jon will do something he's never done before ... but only if Michelle Obama tells him to.
The rapper blew into LAX Wednesday and made it clear ... it was the highest honor that the First Lady parodied his song "Turn Down for What" into "Turnip for What?"
Turns out The White House gave him a heads up.
But what's real ... he'll venture into new territory ... but only IF Michelle gives the order.
Offered Sweet Vegas Deal
But Not Quite JLo $$$
10/29/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Toby Keith doesn't have an ass like JLo's ... or a winning personality like Kanye's ... which may explain why he doesn't command quite the fee offered to others ... but he's not doin' bad himself.
TMZ got ahold of a contract offer ... in which the "Beer for My Horses" crooner could wrangle $325K for performing one show at The Axis at Planet Hollywood.
As part of the deal ... he'd also have to agree to do a meet and greet ... and then mosey on down to his bar, "Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill," inside Harrah's for a personal appearance.
True enough ... $325K for a single show isn't chump change for sure ... but it falls a little short of the $350K/show offered to JLo ... or the $500K per show that Kanye just turned down.
Still, who are we kidding ... it's an amazing offer.
Our Vegas source says Toby was interested ... but his rep tells us he's NOT doing the show.
Sues Kesha's Mom
You're a Musical Terrorist!
10/28/2014 7:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Luke has just filed a lawsuit against Kesha's mom, claiming she orchestrated a smear campaign of sexual lies against him and extorted him to boot.
In the lawsuit -- filed today and obtained by TMZ -- Luke claims Pebe Sebert wanted her daughter to break her contract with Luke, but realizing it was iron-clad, she fueled her daughter's anger over the deal and got her to spread lies that he raped her ... in order to shame him into letting her out of the deal.
Luke claims when he didn't back down from the smear campaign Pebe tried Plan B -- extorting him ... making it clear she and Kesha would continue their campaign of terror until he released her.
Luke also says both Pebe and Kesha have admitted under oath he never laid a hand on Kesha.
TMZ broke the stories ... Kesha is suing Luke for allegedly physically, sexually and emotionally abusing her. Luke has filed a defamation suit against Kesha.
As for his suit against Pebe ... he wants more than $75,000 in compensatory damages and punitive damages on top of that.
I'm Keeping My Wife
... AND My Millions!!
10/29/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Timbaland is looking like a man in love with his wife -- which is kinda shocking since just a year ago she was out to DESTROY him.
TMZ has learned Timba's divorce from Monique Mosley has been quietly dismissed ... which explains why he's been posting romantic pics of the two of them lately.
As we reported ... the rap mogul's wife went for the jugular when she filed for divorce in Oct. 2013 ... demanding money for child support, private schools, vacations, life insurance ... and all kinds of spousal support, including "rehabilitative alimony."
It looked like there was no going back.
But something happened to trigger a reconciliation ... and according to court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- the divorce case was dismissed last week. And just like that -- they got nothing but love.
Spielberg, Downey, Clooney
Celebs Owed a Fortune
In Unclaimed Property
10/28/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Some very big stars are going about their business blindly ... not having a clue they are owed hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
We've gone through hundreds of names from the California State Controller's Office ... celebs who are owed money. Here are some that stood out:
-- Steven Spielberg is owed $10,000 in cashier's checks from Bank of America.
-- Robert Downey Jr. is owed $497.09 from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison.
-- Kanye West is owed $38.71 from Foot Locker.
-- Orlando Bloom ... $31.72 from NBC Universal.
-- Tori Spelling could use the $1,784.95 ... her credit balance from Tiffany & Co.
-- Columbus Short will get lots of small checks from Paramount ... $94.29, $40.50, $43.85 and $43.85.
-- Kobe Bryant can pick up his $482.50 check from Connecticut General Life Insurance Company.
-- Justin Timberlake may want to call his lawyers ... they owe him $3,020.55.
-- George Clooney can pay for part of his wedding with $928.95 from an entertainment company.
-- Kerry Washington has $1,404.38 coming to her from a payroll company.
Won't Be Prosecuted
For Attacking Chick at Birdman's Condo
10/28/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Keyshia Cole just dodged a bullet ... she will NOT be prosecuted for attacking a woman inside Birdman's L.A. condo ... but she may still get an anger check.
Sources in the L.A. City Attorney's Office tell TMZ ... they will not prosecute Cole after she went to Birdman's crib in the middle of the night last month, allegedly spotting a woman inside and going nuts on her.
Prosecutors have told Cole that instead of going to trial, they want her to appear at an informal office hearing, where someone from the City Attorney's Office will listen to her and the victim and then give the singer a stern warning not to do it again ... or else.
The hearing officer can require Cole to go to anger management courses ... something they've done in similar cases before.
It beats jail.
AMA Producers DID Want the Pope
And I Got Proof!
10/27/2014 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sinead O'Connor says she's got proof AMA producers wanted her to stand alongside Pope Francis during their upcoming show ... and claims anyone saying otherwise is full of crap!
We broke the story ... an American Music Awards source told us Sinead's recent rant against them was ridiculous -- because they never discussed a Pope appearance. But O'Connor says that's BS.
TMZ obtained emails between Sinead's management team and her record label ... clearly referring to a discussion they had with AMA staff about appearing alongside the Pope.
Sinead's manager claims when he asked who producers were trying to snag for the show ... the record label rep said, "Take a deep breath ... Pope Francis. No joke."
It appears Sinead's position is that the AMAs wanted her essentially for a stunt ... to bring her and the Pope together on the stage, given the backdrop of beef the singer had with the Pontiff.
O’Connor tells TMZ that she believes show producers are just trying to damage her career by labeling her a liar. She feels used.
Sorry I F'ed Up
The National Anthem
10/27/2014 8:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis says it was a simple case of nerves that caused him to screw up the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner" ... and now he wants the country to forgive him.
In case you missed it ... Lewis rearranged the lyrics pretty badly, screwing up almost immediately. But he quickly rebounded and didn't do a terrible job overall.
Still ... he's pretty embarrassed about the whole thing and took to his website to apologize for the blunder. He wrote, "All I can say is I'm sorry and ask for the Nation's forgiveness. My nerves got the best of me and I am completely torn up about what happened. America is the greatest country in the world."
He added, "I hope that the Nation, Major League Baseball and the many fans of our national pastime can forgive me."
What's particularly funny about the whole thing is that back in 2011, Lewis ripped Christina Aguilera for flubbing the anthem at the Super Bowl.
Karma is a real thing.
Before You Bash Our Album
JUST LISTEN TO IT!
10/27/2014 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Edge has a message for everyone trashing U2's new album ... before you give the band crap over forcing their tunes onto your phone -- GIVE THE SONGS A FREAKIN' CHANCE!!
The guitar player was leaving a Ralphs in Malibu when he told our photog the MASSIVE negative reaction to their new album had nothing to do with the music.
What's most surprising ... he says "Songs of Innocence" is just as good as their most iconic album.
Check out the video to hear which one.
I Want No Part
of Iggy Azalea Either!
10/27/2014 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If Iggy Azalea doesn't want to record a song with Snoop Dogg, then Snoop really REALLY doesn't want to work with Iggy ... but he used much harsher words to get his point across.
You'll recall ... our photog asked Iggy about working with Snoop last week and she gave a clear, but somewhat polite, response ... that meant "no thanks."
But Sunday at LAX, when asked the same question, Snoop made his opinion of Iggy known ... but he quoted a Big Sean lyric to get his point across ... very NSFW.
Someone get T.I. on the phone ... STAT.
Could Easily Beat Celine, JLo & Brit in Vegas ... But
10/27/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West turned down an offer that could have made him the highest paid entertainer on the Las Vegas Strip ... making Celine, Britney and JLo look like casino lounge acts.
TMZ has learned the offer would have lined his pocket to the tune of $4.5 MILLION ... for just 9 days of work. Yet we're told he walked away from it!
According to the written offer -- obtained by TMZ -- Yeezus would have performed 3 shows a week for 3 weeks at the Axis at Planet Hollywood. For that he would have scored a whopping $500,000 per show.
At that rate, he could have made more per show than J-Lo, who has an offer for $350K per show ... Britney, who all told makes around $475K/show ... and Celine Dion, who currently earns the most at $476K per concert.
Beats the dollar slots.