"Ink Master" judge Chris Nunez was arrested Saturday in Florida ... after he got busted for driving under the influence.
The Spike TV star got pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign ... and he was eventually hauled off to jail for DUI -- according to the Broward County Sheriff.
It's unclear what Nunez was allegedly on -- booze or drugs -- but we're told he was released hours later on bond.
We reached out to Chris for comment, so far ... no word back.
Honey Boo Boo
Single Dad Day
9/21/2014 9:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo is handling her parents break up by gripping a paintball gun and spending the day with newly single dad Sugar Bear.
HBB and her pops hit up a local paintball park with Pumpkin and Chubbs Saturday. Mama June was noticeably absent following the split.
Probably better June doesn't have a weapon around Suge. As we previously reported ... June reportedly caught him trolling dating sites -- and now plans on moving the kids out of their home once they're done filming this season.
Not surprisingly, the reality show's cameras were rolling at the paintball park.
'American Choppers' Stars
They Stole My Wheelchair Bike!
Claims Disabled Man
9/21/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guys from "American Choppers" got major props for creating a wheelchair-accessible motorcycle -- only problem is they allegedly stole the concept from a disabled biker, and cut the poor guy out of the deal.
Christ Tavantzis -- who suffers from polio -- claims he patented the modified 3-wheeler and pitched it to 'AC' stars Mike and Paul Teutul Jr. at a bike show in 2008.
Now Tavantzis is suing the Tuetul bros because he says they went ahead and built their own version of his trike -- without him -- and then unveiled it at a charity event for the Chris and Dana Reeves Foundation ... where they were lauded for the creation.
In his suit, Tavantzis says it's bad enough polio has taken away his physical abilities -- but now he has to fight to protect his thoughts and ideas too. He's suing for fraud, conspiracy, and discrimination against people with disabilities.
We've reached out to reps for the show ... so far, no response.
'Desperate Housewives' Actress
Dead at 84
9/20/2014 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Veteran actress Polly Bergen -- a.k.a. Stella Wingfield on "Desperate Housewives" -- died Saturday morning at the age of 84.
Bergen passed away around 11 AM at her home in Connecticut from natural causes ... according to her rep -- and was surrounded by family and her longtime manager.
Bergen's career launched in the '50s when she appeared in a Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis flick ... and since then, she starred in many TV shows and movies -- including the original "Cape Fear."
She also famously played the part of Mrs. Vernon-Williams in the cult Johnny Depp classic "Cry Baby."
In lieu of flowers, her rep says donations can be made to Planned Parenthood.
'Dancing' Judge to Lolo Jones:
... Move On Already!
9/20/2014 12:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Truth bomb from "Dancing with the Stars" judge Bruno Tonioli to Lolo Jones -- STOP CRYING ABOUT LOSING ALREADY AND MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE!!!
This video is great ... we asked Bruno how he felt about Lolo's emotional breakdown after she became the 1st person eliminated from the show last week -- and the guy didn't hold back.
As we previously reported, Lolo expressed her devastation on Facebook after she was 86'd -- saying she was sick of being a loser ... and wanted to use the show to redeem herself after multiple failures in the Olympics.
But as Bruno says ... "s**t happens. Move on."
Victim of Celeb Hacking
NUDE PHOTOS LEAK
9/20/2014 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West is about to get REAL PISSED ... because someone leaked what appears to be nude pictures of his wife Kim Kardashian onto the internet -- making her the latest victim in a string of celeb hacking incidents.
The pics were uploaded to 4chan and Reddit ... and because the both companies have taken a harsh stance on hacked photos, they were quickly removed from both sites. Nude photos were also released by a hacker of what appears to be Vanessa Hudgens and Hope Solo.
It's unclear when the pics were snapped -- but K.K.'s not wearing a wedding ring in either of the photos.
We reached out to reps for Kim, Vanessa and Hope ... so far, no word back.
2:00 PM PST -- The hackers also released a slew of new pics that appear to be naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence.
Happiest 'Angry Black Woman' Ever
9/20/2014 9:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shonda Rhimes proved she's not "an angry black woman" Friday night at the Smithsonian in D.C. ... by smiling from ear to ear ... hours after she sparred with a critic.
The 44-year old "Scandal" creator was being interviewed for an NPR segment ... and she clearly wasn't fazed by the NY Times article about her African-American characters on "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy," and "How to Get Away with Murder." The critic called Shonda "an angry black woman."
Rhimes fired back at the NYT writer directly, asking on Twitter ... "how come I am not 'an angry black woman' the many times Meredith (or Addison!) rants?"
Looks like Shonda's over it. Hard to be angry when you've got that much money.
Won't Be Fired
From 'Honey Boo Boo'
9/20/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear will not get a pink slip from TLC in the wake of his separation from Mama June ... but TLC is now scrambling to make sure "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" doesn't implode the way "Jon & Kate Plus 8" did.
Sources close to the show tell TMZ ... they have made a decision -- Sugar Bear is the father of the show's star, and the story line would be "ridiculously incomplete" without including him. The separation itself will become a significant part of the show.
Producers are not looking to exploit the split, and haven't yet decided how to cover it, but one source was candid, "To tell the truth it's good for the show. It had hit a bit of a lull and now there are tons of story lines ... dating, single parenting, breakups."
That said ... TLC wants to make sure the kids are not "emotionally bleeding" on camera because their parents broke up. TLC watched one of their signature shows -- "John & Kate" --- go down the toilet because of the strife over the kids.
TLC wants to give Mama June an even higher profile on the show, following her life as a newly-single woman. They don't want to portray her as an emotional wreck ... she'll remain the rock of the family.
TMZ broke the story ... June kicked Sugar Bear to the curb after she found out he was trolling an online dating site.
NOT A DADDY!
9/20/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian is NOT a daddy ... he's intentionally punked the media by tweeting out some not-so-cryptic hints he's a father and then watching the lies spiral out of control online.
Sources VERY close to Rob tell TMZ ... Rob was testing the media Thursday night by tweeting, "Was with my baby mama tonight." In July, he tweeted, "Happy I got my Son with me for the 4th tomorrow."
Various outlets immediately took the bait, but here's the thing ... there is no baby mama and no baby.
It's an interesting strategy ... Rob's been taking heat for his weight and substance abuse. Not a bad diversionary tactic.
Separates from Sugar Bear
Kicks Him to the Curb
9/19/2014 10:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June and Sugar Bear Thompson are done -- separated -- because she's convinced he's been cheating on her ... sources tell TMZ.
We're told Mama June has repeatedly caught Sugar Bear trolling on online dating sites. One of them is plentyoffish.com, in which Sugar Bear -- with the handle Georgiafighter31054 -- says "i love to hunt fish and ride 4wheelers and have a good time. i luve muddy Boggs and love to ride in the mudd."
Mama June has stopped wearing her wedding ring (technically the couple was never married, but they did have a commitment ceremony).
Our sources say Mama June plans on taking the kids and moving out -- once the latest round of filming "Here Comes Boo Boo" is done ... so she can be closer to her relatives. She hasn't fully decided on the move.
We're told the producers of the show are scrambling to try and figure out what's next.
June and Sugar Bear tell TMZ, "Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship. We are taking things day by day but regardless of what happens the girls will always be our #1 priority. We want to thank ya'll for your support."
Leaves Club High and Dry
Carlton wants to Charleston
9/19/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
10:20 A.M. PDT -- Ribeiro's rep tells TMZ ... Alfonso was never booked for a firm date -- the hotel jumped the gun by printing and selling tickets with Alfonso's picture. We're told they've now worked out a settlement ... he says the club will issue a retraction and Ribeiro will appear at the club after he finishes DWTS.
Alfonso Ribeiro bailed on a heavily promoted birthday bash in Atlantic City -- costing the nightclub a fortune -- because he didn't want his tango to suck on a TV reality show.
Alfonso -- famous for The Carlton Dance -- made a last-minute decision NOT to headline The Pool After Dark event Saturday. He notified the club Wednesday, which is a problem -- his face is plastered all over the flyer.
Alfonso is a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" and apparently he made the decision he could earn more if he wins the trophy. He could have made $35K at the club, but he stands to rake in $345K if he wins DWTS.
As for the club ... it got screwed. It has to eat the $1,500 it paid for a customized cake, and refund $10K worth of pre-sold tickets.
Shockingly ... we're told the club isn't going after Alfonso for all it's out.
Ex-'Party Down South' Star
Old Bosses Warn ...
Your Lotion's Giving Us a Rash
9/19/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor "Lil' Bit" Wright -- who quit the TV show "Party Down South" -- is rubbing her old bosses the wrong way ... with a line of body lotions that capitalizes on her reality show persona.
Wright's been on social media lately promoting a brand of moisturizer and suntan lotion called "Lil' Bit Country" ... but TMZ has learned the network honchos at Viacom (CMT's parent co.) sent her a cease and desist letter demanding she stop using her nickname to promote the skin care products.
The network's position is it owns the name, Lil' Bit -- but sources close to LB tell us she's been using the handle since long before the show ... and she has no plans to yank it off the lotion.
I'm Putting Amber on TV!
9/18/2014 4:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Cannon is banking on Amber Rose in a big way ... because we found out he's already wheeled and dealed her way into a television series and a book deal.
At first it sounded like a vanity client ... Nick repping a former stripper who became famous for dating Kanye and getting pregnant by Wiz.
Turns out -- with Nick's help -- Amber is now the real deal. We've learned her TV deal is a fashion show -- not a bash-this-woman type show ... it's more about female empowerment.
As for the book deal ... we know it's inked but don't know the story line. Hopefully it's a coffee table book and not a memoir.