Here's a shocker -- the DNA test results that allegedly prove 31-year-old Brandon Howard is Michael Jackson's son are BOGUS ... in fact, so bogus ... the logo from the so-called DNA testing lab was ripped from "Terminator Salvation."
As we reported, FilmOn.com's Alki David put on a spectacle Thursday -- claiming he had DNA results proving singer B Howard was the biological son of the King of Pop. He then produced the results showing a "99.99999%" probability that MJ was Brandon's dad.
TMZ obtained a photo of the DNA doc -- allegedly from a testing facility in Ireland called "DNA Lab." We searched high and low but could find no such generic DNA lab in Ireland.
Skeptical, we investigated -- a simple Google image search of "DNA results" turns up a bunch of sample docs with the same exact easily-stealable format as the one we got.
But the coup de grace -- we then Google image searched "DNA logo" and the first result ... literally ... was the same DNA pic used in the "DNA Lab" logo.
And that's not even the best part -- a reverse image search of the logo shows a bunch of results for "Terminator Salvation." A little more digging revealed the logo was used on PROMOTIONAL T-SHIRTS for the movie.
Can't say we're all that shocked.
In Ex-Girlfriend Assault
7/1/2013 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Terminator 2" star Edward Furlong pled no contest to domestic violence -- but got 6 other charges dismissed in a plea deal for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Furlong was arrested back in May when he attacked his ex-gf in her West Hollywood apartment -- violating a protective order she had against him.
Furlong was hit with 7 charges for the incident -- including domestic violence, vandalism (for destroying her laptop) and dissuading a witness by force.
In his plea deal ... Furlong got 5 years probation, 90 days in a drug treatment program, and a year of domestic violence counseling.
He was also given credit for 61 days served ... so he won't have to do any further jail time.
Breaking Bad Again
Busted for Meth
6/28/2013 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Stahl is back in jail after getting busted for drugs early this morning ... TMZ has learned.
LAPD tells us the "Terminator 3" star was arrested around 5 AM when police found him in a Hollywood motel with three other people ... they were all allegedly using meth.
Stahl was taken into custody -- along with the other individuals.
We're told police actually went to the motel to conduct a parole compliance check on one of the people Stahl was hanging with this morning.
Wrong place, wrong time for Stahl ... who's battled drug addiction for years.
Just yesterday, Nick told us he was happy he was placed on a 5150 hold earlier this month -- because it helped straighten him out.
'Terminator' Star Nick Stahl
for the 5150 Hold
6/28/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Terminator 3" star Nick Stahl tells TMZ ... he's glad he was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold earlier this month after being taken to an L.A. hospital because he needed the help.
The 33-year-old actor was hanging out in L.A. when he explained why he needed to be hospitalized on June 17.
When asked how he felt about being placed on an involuntary hold -- Stahl replied, "It was helpful."
Stahl -- who's struggled with substance abuse in the past -- tells us he's picked up several hobbies to keep himself on the straight and narrow ... and wants to focus on keeping his mind strong as well as his body.
Charged with Attacking Ex
& Breaking Her Laptop
6/18/2013 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Terminator 2" star Edward Furlong has just been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend and threatening her if she called the police ... TMZ has learned.
We broke the story ... 35-year-old Furlong was arrested inside his ex's West Hollywood home back in May on suspicion of violating a protective order she had obtained against him.
According to law enforcement, Furlong is accused of assaulting his ex during the incident, which is where the assault charge stems from.
In addition, Furlong has been charged with dissuading a witness by force or threat, as well as vandalism -- for allegedly damaging her laptop and photo equipment during the dispute. All the charges are felonies.
Furlong has also been charged with disobeying a domestic restraining order ... a misdemeanor.
If convicted, Furlong faces up to 4 years in state prison. He's due back in court July 1.
Placed on 5150
Taken to Hospital
6/18/2013 12:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sad news for "Terminator 3" star Nick Stahl -- TMZ has learned, the actor was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold last night after being taken to an L.A. hospital.
Sources tell us, Stahl -- who has long struggled with drugs, alcohol, and other personal issues -- was transported to the medical facility around 3:30 AM this morning by a friend ... it's unclear why.
Details about circumstances of the psychiatric hold are also unclear.
It's a huge bummer ... we spoke to Stahl just last month, and he told us he was finally focused on turning his life around.
Body Found Where Christian Bale Lived
2/11/2010 3:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Christian Bale lived in a home where a human body was buried ... and he had no idea, cops tell TMZ.
We've learned in 2008 while Bale was filming "Terminator: Salvation" in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the body of Michael Snyder lay in the front yard of the home he was renting.
Snyder had been missing for 8 years ... buried at the home the entire time. The body was discovered last week after cops received a tip. Snyder's ex-wife has been arrested and charged with murder.
Bale obviously had no idea the body was in the yard.
'Terminator' Actor Free to Save the World
1/11/2010 3:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Thomas Dekker -- who played John Connor in "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" -- just got a deal he couldn't refuse in his DUI case.
Dekker just pled no contest to misdemeanor reckless driving in connection with an accident in which a 17-year-old bicyclist was injured. Dekker was arrested on two counts of felony DUI and placed on $100,000 bail. He was eventually charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI.
But apparently the case fell apart when prosecutors learned the bicyclist was at fault -- riding without reflectors the wrong way on a freeway on-ramp.
Dekker was placed on two years informal probation and agreed to take a 12-hour alcohol ed class and pay a $300 fine.
Dekker's lawyer, Blair Berk, could not be reached for comment.
'Terminator' Kid -- T2 Counts of DUI
11/3/2009 2:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Thomas Dekker -- the guy who played John Connor on the "Terminator" TV show -- has been charged with two counts of DUI stemming from his arrest last month.
The L.A. County City Attorney has decided to charge Dekker with 2 misdemeanor counts of DUI after he allegedly boozed up and crashed his car into a 17-year-old who was riding his bike near a Freeway on-ramp.
The victim was treated for minor injuries -- Dekker was hauled to Van Nuys jail, where he eventually bailed out.
Dekker is set to be arraigned on Friday.
Edward Furlong's Ex: He's Gonna Kill Himself
10/27/2009 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained a 911 call made by Edward Furlong's estranged wife on Sept. 23 -- after the "Terminator" star warned her that he was going to commit suicide.
During the 911 call, Rachael Kneeland explains that Furlong "left several messages threatening to kill himself and that it was all [Rachael's] fault."
A local fire unit was immediately dispatched to Furlong's home. No word on Furlong's condition.
One week after the incident, Kneeland filed a restraining order against Furlong.
The John Connor/Terminator Curse Strikes Again
10/16/2009 1:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There are perks to playing John Connor in the "Terminator" franchise besides fame and fortune ... like DUI arrests, trips to rehab and expletive-filled tirades.
The DUI bust of "Sarah Connor Chronicles" star Thomas Dekker is just the latest in a series of bad luck incidents to befall an actor playing John Connor.
After Edward Furlong starred as Connor in "T-2", the young actor was arrested for DUI, went in and out of rehab ... and just last month got a temporary restraining order filed against him by his estranged wife.
And when Christian Bale took the role of JC in "Terminator Salvation," an audio tape surfaced of his on-set F-bomb rant towards a crew member.
"Terminator 3" star Nick Stahl has so far eluded the hex, but he better be careful because the Connor curse ... will be back.
Cops: Terminator Star's Victim Was 17 Years Old
10/15/2009 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained the police report from Thomas Dekker's DUI bust in North Hollywood late last night -- which states the actor hit a 17-year-old kid who was trying to ride his bike past a freeway on-ramp.
According to the report, CHP officers who arrived to the scene claim they observed "a collision involving a silver Toyota Matrix and a bicycle blocking the #2 lane on the on-ramp."
The report explains that the victim was "ejected" from his bike and fell onto the street. Cops say he was eventually transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries.
Cops then suspected that Dekker had been drinking and arrested him for "DUI resulting in an injury to a party involved in a traffic collision."
Dekker was arrested and transported to Van Nuys jail where he was released early this morning on $100,000 bail.
'Terminator' Kid Busted for DUI
10/15/2009 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Thomas Dekker -- the guy who played "John Connor" on the Terminator TV show -- was arrested last night on suspicion of DUI after allegedly hitting a bicyclist.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the 21-year-old "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" actor was busted around 9pm Wednesday in the San Fernando Valley.
On his booking sheet, Dekker is listed as being 5'11", 155lbs.
He's currently being held on suspicion of felony DUI and causing bodily harm. His bail is set at $100,000.
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