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Tommy Lee Busted Bike Gets Famous Fix 'er Up

10/3/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0929-tommy-lee-bike-crash-shop-3bTommy Lee's hog is down -- but not for the count -- because it's in good hands with the boys from the TV show, "Counting Cars."

Count's Kustoms owner, Danny Koker, got Tommy's totaled bike back after it was in an accident a couple weeks ago. Tommy originally bought it from the famous Vegas shop, and the guys plan to get his baby good as new.

We're told they'll present Tommy with the fully restored machine in an upcoming episode of the show. 

We broke the story ... a friend was riding Tommy's chopper when he got rear-ended. The 911 call is pretty scary, but luckily everyone was okay.

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Playmate Ashley Mattingly Arrested for Drunken Joyride

10/1/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0927-ashley-mattingly-mug-no-wm-no-blue-dot-lbpd-01Former Playmate Ashley Mattingly was arrested for suspicion of DUI after allegedly plowing her golf cart into 4 parked cars, but she's not willing to accept blame.

According to a witness, Mattingly wrecked last weekend while tooling around her Laguna Beach neighborhood. Cops tell us the witness snapped pics, which they used to trace the vehicle back to Ashley. When they got to her house, we're told she appeared to be under the influence, and arrested her.

0927-playboy-golf-cart-sub-asset-TMZ-01Ashley has a different story though -- she tells us someone stole her golf cart and went on a joyride. She adds she wouldn't have answered the door if she had anything to hide from cops. 

As for the DUI -- Ashley admits she does mix extra strong drinks at home sometimes ... which doesn't seem like the greatest defense. That giant gash on her face might also be tough to explain away.

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Tyga Beware the Repo Man ... This Time for His Mama's Ride!

9/30/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0929-tyga-TMZ-01Tyga's about to have a new battle with an old foe -- the repo man -- and this time his poor mother could end up suffering.

A woman in Orange County has filed docs against the rapper claiming she acted as a middleman on a Range Rover lease for Tyga's mom. The woman says Tyga started missing payments on the whip ... and she's ready to report it stolen if he doesn't buck up. 

We know ... you and Kylie Jenner have heard this story before.

The Range is far from standard -- it's a loaded Evoque, with a sticker price around $60k. We're told Tyga's payments come in at about $1k a month ... when he makes 'em, that is.

Tyga's lawyer, Shawn Holley, tells us the rapper's put together a totally new team of top accountants, business managers and attorneys to help clear up some issues that came up when he didn't have legit representation. We're told they're working around the clock to pay his debts and make sure he won't ever be taken advantage of again.

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Ron Jeremy Hits Pedestrian ... Cops Investigate

9/29/2016 10:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0929_ron_jeremy_with_cops_tmz_wmPorn legend Ron Jeremy busted a left turn while driving through Bev Hills, but failed to see a guy crossing the street and hit him -- now cops are on the case ... TMZ has learned.

It all went down Wednesday night and Jeremy says he never saw the pedestrian, who was dressed in all black. He says he "nicked" the guy. Cops and paramedics responded -- the victim was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.

Law enforcement sources tell us drugs and alcohol were not a factor. The photo makes it seem like cops handcuffed Jeremy on the scene, but both he and cops say that's not the case. He wasn't cited, but the accident's under investigation.

NFL's Mike Tolbert Pays Car Shop $3,900 In Coins Cops Called In Bill Dispute (Update)

9/28/2016 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0928-mike-tolbert-getty-02update_graphic_red_bar8:00 AM PT -- TMZ Sports spoke with Tolbert who says he tried to pay with a check, but the shop said they would only take cash. 

So, he went to the bank and got the money ... in change. 

As for the dispute, Tolbert says he NEVER threatened anybody -- but says he firmly believes he was intentionally overcharged by more than $1,000 because he's an NFL player. 

Tolbert says his car still isn't running correctly and he'll be taking it to another shop for further repairs. 

One last thing ... Tolbert says the shop is slandering him -- and if they don't stop, he'll consider taking legal action. update-grey-gray-barHere's a jerk move -- Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert paid an auto shop $3,900 IN COINS after feuding with the owner over the price of a new motor.  

It all started when Tolbert went to Motion Lab Tuning to get some work done -- but MT says the place tried to rake him over the coals because "I'm a millionaire." He posted on Instagram calling the owner a crook. 

But the shop has now fired back in a Facebook post (likely written by the owner) -- claiming Mike was the real problem ... demanding free work because of his NFL status. 

The shop says the dispute got so intense, Mike and a friend threatened him -- so he called police and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD banned Tolbert from the property. 

However, that wasn't the end of the war ... the owner claims, "In a passive aggressive manner, [Tolbert] thought he would get the last laugh by paying in coins." 

"Pretty dumb really. All $3,900 in coins were easily identifiable as they came from a bank in boxes and perfectly counted out. I will say this, those coins will be taken in the boxes they came in and will be taken to a teller at BOA for deposit."

The worst part of the story -- the shop owner says, " I also have to break it to my son who is a fan of Mike Tolbert that he is a real scumbag that doesn't want to pay his bills."

[H/T Jalopnik]

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Indy Racer Simon Pagenaud My Fans Always Beat Me In Street Races

9/23/2016 1:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

French IndyCar racing champion Simon Pagenaud has a winning record on the track, but in the streets, it's a different story.

TMZ Sports got Simon in NYC Wednesday (a few days after he clenched the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship) ... and asked him if he ever races fans on the road.

To our surprise, he says he actually always LOSES ... but wait till you hear why.

He's what the French call tres agreable.

Check out the clip!

Swizz Beatz Sued for $42 Million Allegations of Massive Car Theft

9/22/2016 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-swizz-beatz-TMZ-01Swizz Beatz screwed a car leasing company out of 10s of millions of dollars in super expensive whips, including McLarens, Bentleys, Porsches and Ferraris ... this according to a new lawsuit.

The famed music producer formed a car leasing company and used another company -- Metro-Gem Leasing and Funding -- to bankroll the venture.

Metro claims it plunked down millions so Swizz's company could snag the fancy cars, but over a 3 year period screwed them out of millions.

The suit mentions Swizz's wife, Alicia Keys, claiming in 2013 Swizz and Alicia started leasing some of the vehicles for personal use. She is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

The suit alleges massive fraud with 27 vehicles. Metro is asking for $42 mil in damages.

Swizz has responded, "People just do and say anything these days for $ Wow! The crazy part is people also believe anything these days SMH! Going back to bed." 

Tommy Lee My Big Hog Saved My Friend's Life

9/20/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0919_tommy_lee_motorcycle_Crash_launchTommy Lee's big ass motorcycle saved a man's life.

A friend and the Motley Crue drummer were hanging in Malibu over the weekend when the friend asked if he could switch motorcycles and ride Tommy's ... which was much bigger.

It was a lifesaving stroke of luck, because minutes later a car rear-ended the chopper, partially crunching it, and the cycle the guy should have been riding would have been utterly destroyed.

Still ... Tommy's friend was rushed to the hospital and sustained multiple vertebrae fractures. He's expected to recover.

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Iman Shumpert Hit With DUI & Weed Possession Charges

9/16/2016 5:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0916_Iman-Shumpert_gettyCleveland Cavs star Iman Shumpert has been hit with charges stemming from his arrest last month in Georgia ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the 26-year-old guard was pulled over outside of Atlanta on August 10th for a lane change violation. 

Police say they did a field sobriety test and determined Shumpert was high. Cops also found a mason jar of marijuana in the car. 

According to court records, obtained by TMZ Sports, Shumpert was charged with DUI (drugs), marijuana possession (less than an ounce) and failure to maintain lane -- all misdemeanors. He was also hit with a few traffic citations. 

The marijuana charge alone carries up to a year in jail.

DJ Khaled I Got the Keys ... To Be Undercover Driver

9/15/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

DJ Khaled can make huge hits, Snapchat like a king and also drive the hell out of a Lyft while going totally incognito.  

Khaled recently put on a not-so-intricate disguise, and drove unsuspecting passengers around NYC. Check out the video ... he dropped a ton of very "key" hints, but most of the riders didn't have a clue.

Key to this video -- Khaled's chat about his "sex symbol" beard and, of course, the big reveal. 

He the best.

Tavon Austin NFL Star's Car In Police Chase ... Friend Arrested

9/14/2016 5:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0914_gettytmz.com_tavon_austin_getty-2An expensive BMW registered to L.A. Rams star wide receiver Tavon Austin was involved in a police chase in California on Wednesday and the driver was arrested ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Cops say Dominic Makell -- a longtime friend of the NFL star -- was driving a silver BMW X6 on a California highway. For some reason, cops tried to pull him over ... but Makell allegedly took off. 

Eventually, the vehicle came to a stop and Makell was arrested for felony evading an officer and willful disregard. He was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked. Bail was set at $50,000.

0915-tavon-austin-mug-02We're told Austin's name was listed as the registered owner of the car on the official police report.

We spoke with the Rams and the team confirmed Austin was at practice all day and was NOT involved with the arrest. 

We also reached out to Tavon's agent for comment -- so far, no word back. 

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NBA's Jeff Adrien Punished For Stealing Car ... From Hotel Valet

9/5/2016 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0901-jeff-adrien-GETTY-01Dear people,

Don't take cars from hotel valets that aren't yours or you'll be punished ... just like ex-NBA player Jeff Adrien.

We broke the story, the 30-year-old former Timberwolves player essentially stole a Mercedes from a West Hollywood valet stand back in December and took it on a 6 hour joyride.

The REAL owner says Adrien damaged the car and police were called. He was charged with felony grand theft auto. Adrien claimed it was all one big misunderstanding. 

Now, we've learned Adrien struck a plea deal with prosecutors, pleading no contest to misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle -- and got 25 days community labor.

The end. 

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Tyga Repo Man's Wet Dream ... Bye Bye, Maybach

9/3/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0901-tyga-maybach-repo-TMZ-01Tyga should have a rewards card for the repo man -- in addition to his Ferrari, we found out he recently lost a Maybach too!

Sources with direct knowledge of the deal tell us the rapper's 2014 Maybach 62 S Landaulet broke down a couple months ago, and got towed to a Laguna Niguel repair shop. We're told Tyga had missed a few payments, naturally, so the financing company put someone on the job.

We're told a source tipped off the repo man about the $2.2 million whip's whereabouts, and Tyga never saw it again. He had the whip for a couple years though, so as his vehicles go ... that's a pretty good stretch.  

As for Tyga's Ferrari, which Kylie tried to insinuate had not been repossessed -- we got a pic of it back with the rightful owner.

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