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Mellencamp's Sons

Victim's Pulverized Face

8/17/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0816_mellencamp_son_fight_bloody_photos_launchThis is what John Mellencamp's two teenage sons allegedly did to a 19-year-old Indiana college student last month.

As we reported, the boys -- 18-year-old Speck and 19-year-old Hud -- have been charged with felony battery in connection with the July 29th attack, along with a 3rd alleged attacker, Ty Smith, the son of the baseball coach at Indiana U.

Cops say the victim suffered facial fractures and cuts that required stitches, and as you can see from the pics, the attack was gruesome.

The fight was all about retaliation -- we're told Speck was beaten up earlier that night at a house party, and hours later returned for revenge.  The victim was not involved in the previous fight ... he was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Two of the alleged attackers have turned themselves in and are out on $5k bail.  The third is expected to turn himself in sometime Saturday.

Speck Mellencamp

Surrenders to Cops

After Alleged Porch Beating

8/16/2013 4:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0816-Speck-Mellencamp-mug-shot-article-tmzSpeck Mellencamp -- the 18-year-old son of singer John Mellencamp -- has turned himself in to authorities in Monroe County, Indiana in connection with the brutal porch beating of a 19-year-old man.

Speck -- along with his 19-year-old brother Hud and their alleged accomplice Ty Smith -- have all been charged with felony battery after allegedly unleashing a ferocious beatdown on a man who was sitting on his own front porch.

As we previously reported, the victim claims all three men attacked without warning ... and stomped, punched and kicked him ... resulting in a several facial fractures.

The victim claims Speck threw the first punch.

FYI -- Ty Smith is the son of Indiana University baseball coach Tracy Smith.

Both Speck and Smith have been released from custody on $5,000 bail.

As for Hud, we're told he's expected to surrender to authorities sometime tomorrow.

Stay tuned ...

Tyson Chandler

Bieber Is My Homeboy

8/16/2013 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
081613_tyson_chandler_launch_v3Justin Bieber has some big friends ... we're talkin' 7-footers ... and they've got JB's back no matter what, so says NBA superstar (and full on Belieber) Tyson Chandler.

Earlier this week, Bieber tweeted a photo of himself (sans shirt, of course) hanging out with Chandler and Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant.

Everyone sorta wondered how they all know each other ... and what they were all doing at Bieber's mansion. 

Well, last night, we found 7'1" Chandler leaving a party in Beverly Hills and he told us everything ... except why Bieber has so much trouble keeping his shirt on.

The mystery continues ...


Eli Manning

I'm Just Tryin' to Stay Outta the Gutter ...

8/15/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0814_giants_super_bowling_launchSporting some traditional red & blue bowling kicks, khaki shorts and a facial expression that says, "Errr mah gerd" ... Eli Manning hit up a NY bowling alley with his teammates Tuesday night and TMZ has the pics.

Eli, along with wideout Victor Cruz and the entire NY Giants squad, snuck into Frames in midtown Tuesday night -- with a police escort -- for a top secret bowling session.

According to Frames, the event was 100% alcohol-free ... since the team is in the middle of some hardcore pre-season training.  Nothing but juice and water.

Despite looking goofy on lanes, Eli actually put up some pretty decent numbers that night -- bowling a 154.

Cruz wasn't too far behind, posting a respectable 134. Coach Tom Coughlin scored a 113.

Miraculously, no one was injured during the bowling trip. Jealous, Andrew Bynum?

Rob Dyrdek

Drunk People + Munchies =

My New MTV Show

8/13/2013 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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081313_rob_dyrdek_launchRob Dyrdek is on a mission ... a greasy, stomach-filling, alcohol-absorbing mission ... to find the greatest drunk munchie chef in the country.  And it's gonna be awesome.

Dyrdek was leaving Boa Steakhouse on Sunset Blvd. last night when he told us all about his upcoming MTV show "Snackdown" -- the hunt for a Wolfgang I'm-So-Pucked-Up-Right-Now.

"If you appreciate late night random drunk snacking on a gourmet level, that's what 'Snackdown' is all about."

For example -- Pizza with nachos ... throw in some chocolate syrup ... and maybe some ice cream. Boom. BRILLIANT.

Anyone else hungry? Or drunk?

NFL Star Jonathan Ogden

Never Trust a Big Butt

and a Smile

8/11/2013 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Girl, I must waaarn you ... NFL Hall-of-Famer Jonathan Ogden ripped out a version of Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison" at his HOF induction party last week ... and ... it's ... well, it's pretty damn entertaining.

The Baltimore Ravens legend grabbed the mic and rocked out like it was 1990 all over again at his post-induction party on Canton, Ohio last weekend.

FYI -- the guy's 6'9", 345-pounds and routinely OWNED some of the baddest men on the planet ... so, are YOU gonna tell him he can't sing for a damn??

Neither are we.

Machine Gun Kelly

Fully Loaded

(aka Waaaaasted)

8/10/2013 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly educated TMZ on the fine art of intoxication during a wild night out in Hollywood this week ... but he was so blasted, he probably doesn't  remember any of it.

Do you know what a "Rager Shot" is?? Neither did we ... but apparently, it gets TWO people drunk ... at the same time.

We should let MGK explain ...


Chris Brown

Clubbing After Jail

Orange is the New Black

8/6/2013 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Monday was theme day for Chris Brown, first showing up at an L.A. jail -- where orange is standard issue -- to turn himself in for his hit-and-run case, and later that day partying at AV nightclub sporting an orange hoodie and zooming off in an orange Lambo.

Chris apparently had a long night, because at 6:34 AM Tuesday, the ghost of Rihanna surfaced as he tweeted:  "Being famous is amazing when it's for  your music and talent.  I'm tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18.  I'm cool & over it."

Here's the thing ... he's still on probation and has a criminal charge pending -- so he's not over it at all.

Warren Sapp


at NFL Hall of Fame Party

8/6/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Warren Sapp isn't just a QB Killa ... he's a DANCE FLOOR KILLA ... and he proved it this weekend when he went all H.A.M at his NFL Hall of Fame induction party.

Sapp -- sporting his newly acquired HOF jacket -- was the guest of honor at the special Warren Sapp party tent in Canton, Ohio ... where stars like Dan Marino, Lawrence Taylor, Marshall Faulk and Deion Sanders came by to party with the big man.

But during the party, Sapp -- clearly feeling the adrenaline -- grabbed the mic and told the crowd, "One time like my dog Ray Lewis used to do."

Then he straight BROKE. IT. DOWN.

Ya gotta watch the clip. Dude's got moves.

Justin Bieber's Crew

Under Investigation

In Nightclub Beatdown

8/5/2013 6:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber's entourage is under investigation for a brutal fight that left a nightclub patron sprawled out in the parking lot and injured badly enough to be taken to a hospital.

The incident occurred outside South Pointe nightclub in Southampton on Sunday at around 3 AM.  Bieber had arrived an hour earlier and inside the club we're told the booze was flowing in the VIP area. 

A girl inside the club tried to speak to Justin but was denied.  She came back with a guy -- the alleged victim -- who apparently had beef with the situation and at that point Justin went nuts, pulling off his shirt and screaming at the dude. 

Justin and crew left the club but in the parking lot things flared up again.  Justin -- who was in his SUV -- jumped through the sunroof onto the hood.  At that point it's unclear what happened, but the alleged victim was knocked out on the cement.

According to cops, Justin's people apparently went after the guy, although we're told the alleged victim was aggressive as well.

An investigation is underway after the alleged victim filed a police report.  Justin is not the target of the investigation -- it's his crew.

Another night out.


Paris Hilton

Wannabe Bling Ring Tried

to Burgle Me!

8/4/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton suffered a case of deja vu all over again when a pack of chicks snuck into her casa and tried to steal her stuff -- but rather than make off with millions like the "bling ring" ... these crooks failed miserably.

Sources tell TMZ ... the attempted snatch job went down when Paris threw herself a going away party at her Malibu beach house last weekend -- the send-off before she jetted to Ibiza.

We're told a group of random girls crashed the party, snuck into P's bedroom, and tried to jack bikinis, Paris Hilton handbags and framed pics. Not exactly primo swag.

Problem is ... we're told the banditos got spooked when someone spotted them, and while making their getaway ... they dropped all the loot.

A valet found the goods down the road from Paris' house and turned it all over to cops.

Paris' driver picked up the stuff. No police report was filed.

Not exactly Sofia Coppola material.


Getting Back to Her

Half-Naked Roots

8/3/2013 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Yesterday was Friday ... which means Rihanna was strutting around the earth with no clothes on -- only this time she had an actual reason: Barbados' version of Carnival!!!

Here's what you need to know: these are pics of RiRi lookin' hot in a monokini ... grinding her ass on other girls and having an awesome time. She even tweeted, "Woke up in paint and a veil from partying in de street all morning!!!"

The party was to celebrate her native country's harvest of the sugar crops. But who cares. Here she is two years ago at the same festival ... also half-naked.


Justin Bieber


By NYC Nightclub

7/31/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Poor little Justin Bieber wanted to party his face off Monday night ... but His Douche-ness was brutally shot down by one NYC nightclub ... because he's still a baby in bar years (i.e. under 21).

Our NYC party sources tell us ... Biebs and his crew showed up to Griffin Nightclub in the Meatpacking District around 2:00 AM ... looking to drop serious coin on bottle service.

But money can't buy everything ... we're told JB was DENIED entrance by the club's security because he's only 19 -- making his presence a potential problem (see Chicago earlier this month).

Not to be defeated ... Biebs and his posse were shot minutes later cruising into another club, Catch ... where he probably just sipped water.

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