HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
- A Crazy Arrest Involving a Producer from 'Jerry Springer'
- Kris Jenner is Mooching Off of Dakota Johnson Now
- Did Elton John End His Feud with Dolce & Gabbana?
- Drake Gets Sued for Screwing Over HIS Film
Vernon Turner got offed during the epic season finale of "Empire" ... and Malik Yoba just told us how he got the news his character was going to be the one to go.
Malik came on "TMZ Live" and laid out the painful moment Lee Daniels informed him his services would not be needed for Season 2 -- and it's a real kick in the gut. Let's just say he was doing charity work AND promoting the very show ... that was about to dump him.
Malik adds the decision to kill off someone was the network's call -- but picking HIS character? Well, watch ... like Mick Jagger said, he can't get no satisfaction.
"Buffy the Vampire" star Nicholas Brendon blames his recent string of arrests on a deep depression ... brought on by memories of being sexually abused as a child.
Brendon came on TMZ Live on Monday to explain why he was arrested Friday night in Tallahassee after trashing a hotel room in a drunken rage -- and revealed he's been dealing with his depression by drinking in excess and taking prescription meds.
He admits it's time for a better approach -- and says opening up about being a victim of sexual abuse ... is a start.
Brendon was arrested last February for a similar drunken incident, and in October for allegedly assaulting guests at an Idaho hotel.
Watch this clip ... looks like he's searching for answers.