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Adrien Broner

Cuffed in Vegas

For Fashion Felony

5/1/2015 2:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Boxing champ Adrien Broner was handcuffed and detained by cops in Las Vegas Thursday night, but not arrested ... and his people say it's all because an "a**hole security guard" didn't like the way he was dressed.

People in Adrien's camp tell TMZ Sports ... the 3-time world champ and 7 members of his posse went to Tao nightclub in the Venetian and plunked down $11k for a table. They say the host took the money and let them in, so they took the escalator up to the club and then things went south.

They say a security guard stopped them and said they had to leave because they weren't dressed properly, claiming their jeans and shoes were a deal breaker. Adrien got pissed and said it was hip-hop night and Fabolous was performing, so they were not only dressed appropriately but others were wearing the same thing.

The guard wasn't moved and ordered them to leave. Adrien refused so the guard called the cops.

Police came, cuffed Adrien and took him to a room. His people say police held the boxer for 20 minutes, let him go and then Adrien and his crew left the hotel.

Check out the video ... you hear Adrien say, "They're mad 'cause I'm rich" ... something that seems to be a theme when Broner meets cops.

Broner was arrested in Ohio back in January for DUI. The boxer humblebragged to the arresting officer he was "blessed" because he made more than $100 million in his career. He pled not guilty and the case is pending.

So far no comment from Tao.

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B.B. King

Daughter Claims Elder Abuse

Police Called in Dispute Over Care

5/1/2015 8:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501-bbking-getty-01Blues legend B.B. King's daughter believes he is being abused ... and called police Thursday to settle a dispute over whether he needed to be hospitalized. 

TMZ has learned there's a huge battle over B.B.'s care -- between his daughter Patty King and his longtime manager Laverne Toney. Patty, who lives with her father in Las Vegas ... tells us she wanted to take him to the hospital because his urine was orange and he wasn't eating. 

She claims Toney -- who has power of attorney over B.B. -- refused, so Patty called police. Responding officers called in paramedics, who agreed B.B. needed to be checked out by doctors.

89-year-old King was treated at the hospital -- and Patty says he suffered a minor heart attack. She also says this photo was taken during his brief stay, and she hopes the image will convince authorities something needs to be done to protect him.

Patty and her boyfriend filed a police report last November ... claiming elder abuse, and burglary. They accused Toney and her assistant of fleecing $20-$30 million from B.B., withholding his medications while on tour -- and jacking several Rolexes and a ring valued at $250k. 

Police are investigating, but no charges have been filed yet.

We've reached out to Toney for comment, but so far no word back. Patty says she's meeting with her attorney to discuss wrestling power of attorney away from Toney. 

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Ben E. King

'Stand By Me' Singer Dies

5/1/2015 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0501-ben-e-king-getty-01Soul singer Ben E. King -- most famous for his classic, "Stand By Me" -- died on Thursday ... according to his publicist.

King reportedly died at his home in New Jersey after suffering a heart ailment. He was 76 years old.

King's mega hit song made it to Billboard's top five in 1961 -- but "Stand By Me" returned to the charts in the '80s. It was also covered several times by other artists ... including John Lennon ... and made the charts 9 times.

He started his career with the Drifters in the '50s and had hits like "Save the Last Dance for Me" and "There Goes My Baby."

Ben E.'s passing comes just 2 weeks after the death of another soul legend -- Percy Sledge, who sang "When a Man Loves a Woman."

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Bristol Palin

Baltimore Riots

Are Messing With My House Sale!

5/1/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bristol Palin HouseBristol Palin's house sale would be a done deal if not for the riots in Baltimore. Wait, what?

So get this ... Palin put her 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3,200 sq ft. Alaskan home on the market last month and it sold in three days at the asking price of $549,000. Needless to say, Bristol was ecstatic. 

Fast forward to this week when the final sale docs were supposed to be delivered ... and they've been delayed. What caused the delay? Yup, the riots.

Bristol's realtor says an alert from FedEx concerning the delivery came, saying, "As a result of local restrictions in the Baltimore, Maryland metro area, unavoidable service delays are anticipated."

Slight delay ... of no consequence. Relatively speaking. 

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Lil B

$10k Got Jacked from My Room

After Weed Dispute with Hotel

5/1/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Lil B Money Stolen Hotem RoomRapper Lil B is furious $10,000 went missing from his hotel room -- and he's pointing the finger at the hotel staff ... after management gave him the boot for hotboxing the place.

Lil B tells TMZ he was staying at the Oakland Airport's Red Lion on Tuesday when the hotel kicked him out because guests were complaining about marijuana smoke coming out of his room.

The rapper claims hotel management told him security had entered his room while he was gone ... found a small bag of pot, and then asked him to leave.

When Lil B went back to his room to collect his things, he says he noticed $10,000 cash was missing. He went to the front desk to file a theft report, but claims the employee ignored him. He recorded that awkward encounter and posted it online. He also blasted the hotel staff on Twitter.

Since the hotel wasn't helping ... B says he went to Oakland PD to file a report. Cops tell us they are "still in the process of verifying if this incident occurred."

We reached out to the Red Lion Hotel for comment ... so far, no word back.

Deontay Wilder

I Wanna Bang Nia Long

... On Camera!

5/1/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

He may be the heavyweight champion of the world, but Deontay Wilder still has goals -- telling TMZ Sports he wants to bang Nia Long ... in a sex scene for a Hollywood movie. 

See, Wilder has dreams of becoming an actor in addition to the whole boxing thing ... and clearly, he likes the idea of doing some romantic work with the star of "Love Jones," "The Best Man" and "Big Momma's House."

In fact, Wilder says he's had a HUUUGE crush on Long for years ... and in the clip, makes the ultimate pitch to be her leading man in the sack. 

You gotta watch the clip -- dude's HILARIOUS! 

'Hangover''s Brody Stevens

Empty Orioles Game Sucked

... For The Working Man

4/30/2015 4:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

'Hangover' star Brody Stevens says the vendors and concession workers at Camden Yards are getting SCREWED ... and tells TMZ Sports the "empty stadium" solution is a total disaster.

As we previously reported ... the concession stand workers at Camden Yards are pissed -- because no fans, means no concessions ... which means no work. Which means no paycheck.

Which brings us to Brody -- who's not just a hilarious comic, but one of the most die-hard baseball fans in the country -- who used to work in a baseball stadium himself back in the day. 

But Brody didn't just bitch about the problems ... he's got solutions. 

Check out the clip. He's funny ... and he might just be right.

Young Joc

Arrested In ATL

After Feeling Need for Speed

4/30/2015 3:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Yung Joc just learned a hard lesson ... speeding can open Pandora's Box and land you in jail.

Law enforcement sources tell us the rapper was pulled over by Atlanta PD Thursday for speeding. Cops ran his license and discovered it was suspended. But that wasn't all.

YJ has a warrant out for his arrest. We don't know the nature of the warrant, but it doesn't matter much. The rapper was cuffed and taken to the cop shop for a not-so-pretty mug. He's still in custody. 

You may recall... Joc recently battled his baby mama to prevent her from airing his dirty laundry on an upcoming project called "Baby Mamas Atlanta, Virginia, Denver & Los Angeles."

More laundry in the hamper.

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Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta Star

Rushed to Hospital

After Car Wreck

4/30/2015 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Momma Dee Car Accident

"Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta" star Momma Dee was rushed to the hospital after a scary car accident in Atlanta involving her Uber car service.

MD tells TMZ she was in the back of an Uber on her way home from lunch Thursday afternoon ... when a man in a Nissan struck her ride from behind. Dee says she is in severe pain and believes she's injured her back. An ambulance is taking her to a hospital right now.

Dee says the driver of the Nissan pulled over to exchange his information with her driver, but left the scene before police showed up.

Law enforcement sources confirm one person is being transferred from the accident scene -- and they say the victim made it clear ... she's a celebrity. 

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Floyd Mayweather

NOT PAYING SUGE KNIGHT'S BAIL

... Says Money Team

4/30/2015 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0430_Floyd-Mayweather_suge_knight_TMZBad news for Suge Knight ... Floyd Mayweather will NOT be posting his $10 million bail if he wins his fight this weekend ... this according to a key member of Floyd's Money Team. 

TMZ Sports just got off the phone with one of Floyd's most trusted members of his TMT crew -- who tells us Suge's lawyer was just plain wrong when he told media outlets there was a plan in place for Floyd to fork over the money. 

We're told Floyd and Suge were close in the past -- but they haven't been in contact in several years. 

Suge is currently locked up in L.A. on murder charges -- and his attorney Matthew Fletcher reportedly said Knight was counting on Floyd to cover his bail.

We reached out to Fletcher for comment -- who says he only made the comments because that's what he was told by Suge's family.

Baltimore Riots Mom

Oprah Gave Me Thumbs Up

For Smackdown On My Son

4/30/2015 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

It's one thing for the media to call you mother of the year -- but the so-called "Baltimore Riots mom" got an even better stamp of approval ... from Oprah Winfrey

We just talked to Toya Graham and her son, Michael Singleton, in NYC ... where she's become a media darling for her now famous public shaming -- and butt-whupping -- of her son when he attempted to join rioters in Baltimore this week.

Toya told us about all the cool people she's met in person since the run-in -- but explained why the phone call from Oprah topped them all. She also revealed what big O had to say about her parenting skills.

Best of all ... Toya tells us exactly what kind of punishment Michael's getting at home.

Lesson learned ... we guarantee.

Suge Knight

Bail Reduction Denied ...

Pleads Not Guilty

4/30/2015 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Suge Knight will not get the deep deep discount he wants on bail -- a judge denied his request during Knight's arraignment ... where he pled not guilty to murder.

The court previously reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million, but Suge wanted a judge to knock it down even more ... to $5 million. During Thursday morning's hearing ... the judge stood at $10 mil.

Suge walked on his own into court, but did use a wheelchair when he left. He previously complained he was embarrassed because deputies forced him to use the chair.

Knight is charged with murdering Terry Carter during a confrontation which was captured on video. Suge claims he ran over Carter in self-defense. 

Jeb Bush

Recruiting Pitbull

... Key to the White House

4/30/2015 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The 2016 presidential election could come down to one man ... PITBULL ... and Jeb Bush knows it. 

There have been reports that both Democrats and Republicans have been ferociously trying to court the rapper to their party -- strongly believing Mr. 305 could have GREAT political influence in the election.

And why? He's got a huge Latino following ... especially in Florida ... which is one of the most important swing states for presidential elections. 

Which brings us to former Gov. Bush -- who was out in D.C. Thursday morning. We asked a fairly easy question -- if you could bring ANYONE to a baseball game, who would it be?

First he picked Teddy Roosevelt ... but then, he adds another name to the list -- Mr. Worldwide!! 

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