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Tupac Shakur Arrested in L.A. ... No It's NOT a Typo

4/12/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tupac Shakur was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon just last month in a case that's downright bizarre ... for obvious reasons.

Conspiracy theorists should probably sit down, but yes ... cops booked a 45-year-old man named Tupac Amaru Shakur. It's NOT the rapper, but everything from his middle name to date of birth -- June 16, 1971 -- is dead on, pardon the phrase.

Law enforcement tells us the suspect's real name is Clarence Campbell, but he uses 'Pac as an alias. He's also used the name during multiple previous arrests -- including one for battery -- so cops are hip to the game. Docs show Campbell's real name is attached to his arrest records. 

Tupac ... the name gets around.

Elon Musk Tesla's Employee Lots Are Parking Hell!

4/11/2017 12:58 PM PDT

Elon Musk's Tesla is now America's most valued automaker, but you'd never know it from his employee parking lots ... which look like a total over-packed disaster zone.

The Wall Street Journal posted a report on 2 of the company's parking lots -- one at the Palo Alto HQ, and another in Fremont, CA -- and they've got cars double parked, stacked like sardines ... or even parked on top of curbs and medians, often back to back. 

The issue's pretty obvious ... not enough spaces to accommodate Tesla's growing staff. Like, not even close. Elon's reportedly working on a long-term solution.

For now, enjoy the shots of the chaos. Unless, y'know ... you work at Tesla.

Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS 'Hazing' Begins Cafeteria & Other Duties Assigned

4/11/2017 7:51 AM PDT

Neil Gorsuch will have more than just Supreme Court cases to deal with as the newest justice ... he'll also be assigned to cafeteria duty and other lowly tasks for being the new robe on the bench.

SCOTUS justices have a long-running tradition of assigning the newest high judge to junior justice duties, which include 3 specific tasks he or she must undertake until a new justice fills their spot.

Gorsuch is replacing Justice Elena Kagan, who for the last 6 plus years has had to personally answer the door if knocked on during meetings with the justices, take notes during those meetings and our favorite ... attend to grievances about cafeteria food leveled by court employees.

Kagan introduced a frozen yogurt machine to the cafeteria, and Justice Stephen Breyer expanded the cafeteria's salad bar and even added Starbucks coffee when he was the junior justice.

Looks like the bar's been set pretty high for Gorsuch ... salad bar, that is.

German Car Goes Back to Manure ... No S***!

4/10/2017 10:22 AM PDT

A German dad and his daughter pulled a Biff Tannen when a trailer full of manure got dumped on their convertible.

German law enforcement says the dumping happened Saturday in a town about 18 miles north of Munich, where the 52-year-old dad and his kid were parked roadside ... minding their own business.

That's when a tractor pulling a trailer full of manure swung in their direction while driving by ... and unloaded the crap on them and their Renault.

There ain't enough steam cleaners in the world to save the car. Police said no one was injured -- but that's easy for him to say. The father and daughter were reportedly covered from head to toe.

Just like Marty McFly would draw it up.

'Shawshank Redemption' Famous Oak Tree Cut Down Forever

4/10/2017 9:39 AM PDT

The giant oak tree where Morgan Freeman found Andy's note at the end of "The Shawshank Redemption" was cut down this weekend ... and will probably be made into a table.

A co-owner of the Ohio property where the tree sat decided to pull the trigger ... or fire up the tractor, actually -- to rip up what remained of the 200-year-old oak. It was famously damaged back in 2011 when high winds knocked it over.

It suffered even more damage in a storm last summer.

The owner, Dan Dees, told the Mansfield News-Journal he removed the tree to use the surrounding field for farming. He also said he's gotten offers for parts of the tree, but hasn't made any plans to sell off the lumber.

In fact, the only concrete plans are to "make a table out of it, or a bench."

As Red might put it ... That tree just got busy dying.

Britney Spears Oops, I Delayed an Israeli Election

4/5/2017 2:15 PM PDT

Britney Spears did it again ... her concert has delayed an election in Israel.

The Israeli Labor Party has reportedly postponed its primary election from July 3 to July 4 since Brit's rolling into Tel Aviv the same day.

In a statement, the election committee for the Labor Party did not name Britney specifically -- but did say "the election date was delayed by one day due to the fact that there is a major event at Yarkon Park on July 3, 2017." That's where Britney's concert is going down.

Israeli journalist Tal Schneider broke the story ... the Labor Party apparently made the change so their party members could reach polling stations without all the foot traffic around ... and actually cast a vote.

Seems those Britney concerts are toxic for elections.

Waffle House Dine and Dash Man Falsely Accused Sues I Didn't Steal, I Left in Disgust!!

4/3/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Waffle House sent the cops after a man for not paying for his meal, but video evidence cleared him and now HE wants payback ... according to a new suit.

William Edmonson Jr. claims he and his son went to a Pensacola Waffle House for some grub in October 2015, but when his burger order got messed up ... he saw one of the workers grab the patty with his bare hands, peel the cheese off and throw it back on the grill. He says he was so repulsed, he and his boy left before they got their meals.

Here's where it gets interesting. According to the docs ... Waffle House falsely reported to cops that the Edmonsons ate their food and left without paying, and William got arrested and charged with theft MONTHS later.

However, Edmonson says Waffle House later turned over surveillance footage of the incident that showed he and his son left without ever receiving their food ... so the DA immediately dropped the charges.

Edmonson's still PISSED, though, and wants a whole lot of cash from the restaurant to make it right.

We reached out to Waffle House ... so far, no word back.

Pepe Aguilar Son Arrested for Smuggling 4 People

3/31/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mariachi superstar Pepe Aguilar's son is the man who infamously attempted to smuggle 4 Chinese nationals into the U.S. by stuffing them in the trunk of his car ... according to U.S. Customs officials.

Customs and Border Control released the photo of the 4 people earlier this month, but no one realized the driver of the Chrysler 200 was connected to Aguilar -- a Grammy winning singer so popular he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jose Emiliano Aguilar was stopped on March 14th at the border crossing between Tijuana and San Ysidro, CA. Agents were alerted when a K-9 unit got a whiff of the human cargo.

According to docs ... Jose unlocked the trunk and agents found 2 men and 2 women. Each had agreed to pay between $3k and $60k if they'd successfully made it into the country.

Jose has retained powerhouse attorney Jeremy Warren, who tells us ... "The Aguilars are a strong, tight-knit family. Nothing about this situation will change that."

Kim Kardashian It's the Tooth! I Have a Hidden Talent

3/30/2017 4:40 PM PDT

Kim Kardashian says her nose ALWAYS knows when it comes to rotting teeth ... and that's not just some BS her 'KUWTK' producers cooked up for the show.

We got Kim at Cuvee restaurant in West Hollywood, and asked about a very strange claim she once made about Lamar Odom's mouth. She totally doubled down.

The dentist will see you now.

Norman Rockwell $1M Stolen Painting Recovered By FBI ... 40 Years Later

3/30/2017 8:12 AM PDT

A famous Norman Rockwell painting now worth well over a million dollars has been recovered by the FBI after it was stolen from its owner in the '70s.

A lawyer for an anonymous individual called in to Philly's FBI headquarters last year and said their client was in possession of a stolen Rockwell painting -- 'Lazybones' -- and wanted it returned to its rightful owner.

The lawyer said their client had seen stories about the stolen painting in the media in recent years before realizing they had it themselves. They reportedly thought they'd had a copy, not the original. It was surrendered to authorities, and no charges were pursued.

Now, the painting will be returned to its owner, Susan Murta, who last saw it in 1976 at her parents' house when she was 18. The painting was stolen from Murta's family home in Cherry Hill, NJ during a burglary.

Murta's dad originally bought the painting for $75 after he accidentally hit it with a pool cue back in 1954. It's now reportedly worth more than $1 mil. 

Maine Oxford Comma Lawsuit Overtime Law Screws You, Me, & ... Appeals Court Agrees!!

3/16/2017 1:33 PM PDT

A bunch of dairy delivery drivers in Maine say the state's overtime law is unclear cause of a missing Oxford comma ... and no less than the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed.

The drivers are suing their employer -- Portland-based Oakhurst Dairy -- for unpaid overtime wages, arguing they qualify for that dough because of the confusing way Maine's labor law is punctuated ... without a comma to distinguish who exactly is exempt.

The part of the law they're dissecting says overtime doesn't apply to employees involved in the "canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution of: (1) Agriculture produce; (2) meat and fish products; and (3) perishable foods."

The drivers say because there's no comma before the words "or distribution" ... it means the law only applies to packers, not folks doing the actual distribution.  

At first, a lower court sided with Oakhurst, saying the law was quite clear ... but the appeals court said otherwise and sent it back down for further proceedings.

That makes this case crazy, amazing, and downright weird as hell.

Zak Bagans 'World's Most Haunted Object' is Mine Now ... But Don't Open It!!

3/4/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Zak Bagans just scored the scariest piece of memorabilia to add to his twisted collection -- the original dybbuk box that inspired the movie "The Possession."

The "Ghost Adventures" star tells TMZ he bought the wine cabinet allegedly haunted by a dybbuk -- a restless, evil spirit that can possess the living ... if you're a believer like Zak. He says he bought it from the guys who lent its evil backstory to the 2012 horror film.

The dybbuk -- Yiddish for malicious spirit -- is commonly known as the "world's most haunted object" -- which explains why Zak paid tens of thousands of dollars for it.

We're told he plans to showcase it at his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, but will NOT display it opened ... he's genuinely too terrified to do that. You'll have to be over 18 and sign a waiver just to view it.

Bagans is already the owner of Michael Jackson's Propofol chair and Dr. Kevorkian's death mobile.

Steve-O Jumps Off a Bridge From a Moving Trampoline

2/26/2017 3:03 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Steve-O wasn't satisfied to just jump off a bridge ... instead, he earned some style points by throwing a trampoline into the mix, and he's lucky to be alive.

The former "Jackass" star was in Tampa, FL Saturday pulling off the new stunt -- leaping off a high bridge into the Intracoastal Waterway from a trampoline mounted to the back of a pickup.

Seconds after his leap, Steve's friends shouted ... he could be dead. As it was, surviving was NOT pretty. 

As for WHY in the world he did this? He's Steve-O.

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