Chief Keef should call Columbus Short in jail ... so Short can explain to him if you blow off court you get thrown in the pokey.
Keef was otherwise occupied and didn't show for his DUI hearing in Highland Park, IL ... it's not much of a case -- he admitted to cops he was smoking before taking the wheel.
So now the 19-year-old is a wanted man and when cops catch him he'll have to post $50K bail for the jail bars to open.
Keef has an impressive list of misdeeds for a teen -- failure to pay child support, a Chicago shooting incident and a stint in rehab for marijuana. He's been jailed twice on pot-related offenses.
Scott Weiland Doppelganger
Like Looking in a Mirror
8/22/2014 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
On a purely visual level ... it's understandable how Beverly Hills cops got fooled by the guy claiming to be former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland
Jason Michael Hurley -- the guy who claimed he was Scott after getting busted for stealing razors and meth possession -- is the singer's spitting image.
In fact ... before his arrest he was boasting his attempt to create a cover band called Stone Tempered Pilots.
As we reported ... cops took Hurley at his word that he was Weiland ... and he was so convincing jailers put him in the celeb wing for 3 weeks and never had a doubt he was the famous singer.
MASSIVE Law Enforcement Screw Up
8/22/2014 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Scott Weiland impostor was able to fool 3 BIG law enforcement agencies into believing he was the Stone Temple Pilots front man ... despite the fact he was fingerprinted immediately -- which was a dead giveaway -- and they even had his real name.
It's an unbelievable story and an incredible screw up. Jason Hurley was arrested July 26 on burglary and meth charges. He told Beverly Hills cops he was Scott Weiland and that was good enough for them.
It's breathtaking ... because cops actually fingerprinted Hurley, which should have been enough for them to know it wasn't Weiland, who himself has been fingerprinted before.
And get this ... Hurley's prints came back as HURLEY.
So, the first big screw up ... the press office apparently didn't know about the fingerprint results ... and wrote a press release touting a "celebrity arrest" -- Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots.
Get this ... the D.A. charged Hurley almost immediately with 5 crimes. The case is written as People v. Scott Weiland a.k.a. Jason Michael Hurley. So somehow it got to the D.A. that Hurley was the guy, yet everyone kept saying it was Scott Weiland.
So Hurley went to L.A. County Jail -- where he's been sitting for 3 weeks -- and no one put 2 and 2 together.
Cops didn't have a clue they had misidentified a guy who was in custody ... until TMZ posted a story based on the BHPD press release and Scott fired back he was in a recording studio.
Illegally Drives Can-Am on Sidewalk
Almost Nails Disabled Woman
8/22/2014 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber took his Can-Am Spyder into Bev Hills Thursday ... and when traffic got too congested for his taste, he maneuvered it onto the sidewalk where he rode illegally ... almost hitting someone.
Watch the video closely ... you'll see Bieber comes off the sidewalk at an intersection, and comes close to creaming an elderly woman with a walker.
He clearly doesn't care ... because seconds later he's rocking out to music as he waits at a light.
BTW ... Bieber's on probation for the egg throwing incident, which means he's not allowed to violate any laws. Lucky for him ... no cops in sight.
Steelers Running Back:
I Didn't Know You Could Get a DUI
For Being High
8/22/2014 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell told police he had no idea he could get a DUI for driving while high -- after admitting that he smoked weed before getting behind the wheel ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports.
As we previously reported, Bell and teammate LeGarrette Blount were arrested on August 20th in Pennsylvania -- after a cop said he could smell weed coming from their Camaro.
According to the report, the cop initially asked Bell (the driver) if he had any weed in the car -- and he initially said NO.
But when the cop asked if he was high, Bell reportedly replied, "It was about a minute ago. We smoked within the last two hours."
The cop said he called for backup -- including a K9 unit to search the car -- and that's when Bell told the officer he had weed in the glove box.
Bell, Blount and a woman in the car told the cop they had all chipped in to buy the weed.
The cop says he told Bell he could be in trouble for driving under the influence -- to which Bell replied, "I didn't know that you could get a DUI for being high. I smoked two hours ago. I am not high anymore. I am perfectly fine."
"Why would I be getting high if I had to get on a plane to make it to my game?"
He added, "I have to be on my plane at 3 to be in Philadelphia, I play for the Steelers."
The cop ran some field sobriety tests -- Bell bombed -- and he was arrested. Blount and the female passenger were each cited for weed possession.
Massive Cop Screw Up
In Doppelganger Meth Bust
8/21/2014 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Weiland is the victim of a series of screw-ups as well as incredible deception. Cops now tell TMZ they were WRONG -- the guy who's been in custody for meth possession and burglary for A MONTH is NOT who they thought it was -- Scott Weiland.
TMZ posted a story late Thursday that Weiland was currently behind bars after allegedly stealing razors from a Bev Hills drug store in late July. The Bev Hills cops said when they searched him, they found meth.
Apparently the guy said he was Scott, and cops believed him.
BHPD gave us a written statement, titled "Celebrity Arrest," which read, "The suspect, former Stone Temple Pilots band member Scott Weiland (46 years of age), was taken into custody..."
The man has been in L.A. County Jail since July 26, unable to post $95,000 bail.
After we posted the story ... Scott posted a video on Facebook of himself at an L.A. recording studio ... to show he was NOT in jail.
We then called the Sheriff's Dept. back but they were unwavering, telling us they did a "physical check" on the inmate and insisted Scott "was definitely in custody."
Oops. The BHPD got back to us late Thursday night and said they made a BIG mistake ... the inmate is actually a 44-year-old guy named Jason Michael Hurley. They discovered it through belated FBI fingerprint analysis, even though he's been locked up since July 26.
We'll give the cops this ... the guy does have red hair.
V. Stiviano Lawsuit
Donald Sterling Is Gay
... I Was a 'Beard'
8/21/2014 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
V. Stiviano has just filed new legal docs in her war with Shelly Sterling -- claiming she NEVER slept with Donald Sterling ... 'cause he's into men and she was his beard.
TMZ Sports has obtained the lawsuit -- which Stiviano filed in response to Shelly's allegations that V. accepted cars and property from Donald that he didn't have the authority to give her.
In the new docs, Stiviano argues that the items in question were given to her in exchange for being Donald's "beard" -- and she insists Shelly knew about it.
Stiviano states ... she was "not ever a sexual partner of Donald T. Sterling" and "believes that [Sterling] is a homosexual and enjoys sexual acts and or sexual congress with males."
In the legal doc, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Stiviano says Shelly was "acutely aware of [Donald's] sexual orientation and condoned same as well as acknowledged and approved [Donald's] gifts of money [to Stiviano]."
Stiviano also says the gifts she received were NOT community property -- but rather Donald's separate property.
Stiviano is also suing Shelly and Donald for defamation -- claiming they slandered her in the media by calling her a thief and saying she embezzled money and property from Donald. She's demanding no less than $10 MILLION.
We reached out to Donald's camp -- so far, no word back.
Story developing ...
8/21/2014 12:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short just got a new set of cuffs .... he was arrested and taken into custody in a Van Nuys courtroom.
Short has been a wanted man since last month when he failed to appear in his criminal domestic violence case. Short chose to go to Barbados instead. The judge issued an arrest warrant and set bail at $40K.
That same judge became enraged earlier this week when Short skipped another hearing ... he was still vacationing in Barbados. The judge upped the bail to $500K.
The former "Scandal" star showed up this AM to face the music and was immediately arrested.
Now get this ... Short had another hearing today in a criminal case involving a bar fight, but he didn't show because he was in custody. So the judge in the bar fight case issued a SECOND arrest warrant and set bail at $250K.
He makes bad decisions.
Justin Bieber's Entourage
Accused of Bribing
Canadian Border Officials
8/21/2014 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A Canadian border official has been fired for allegedly accepting a $10,000 bribe in return for allowing members of Justin Bieber's entourage with criminal records to enter Canada.
Bieber's camp reportedly gave a female officer at the Niagara Falls border thousands of dollars in backstage passes to get members of his posse into the country while he performed.
Canada has a strict policy on not allowing people with certain types of criminal records to enter.
It's unclear when the alleged bribes went down ... but Justin performed 2 shows in Toronto last year.
The accusations surfaced after more of Bieber's friends allegedly showed up at the border looking for the same special treatment -- and the officers on duty blew the whistle.
The Canada Border Services agency reportedly circulated an internal memo reminding officers not to take bribes ... and to rat out anyone who does.
We reached out to Bieber's reps ... so far no word back.
Calls Ferguson Protesters
'Animals' and 'Losers'
8/21/2014 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Sorbo unleashed a crazy rant on Facebook about the unrest in Ferguson ... accusing protesters of using the shooting of Michael Brown as "an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are."
The former "Hercules" star, who's a die-hard conservative, said on Facebook, "Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man."
He thinks the rioters are people who failed in life and need to cast blame for their shortcomings.
He wrote, "Hopefully this is a reminder to the African Americans ( I always thought we just Americans. Oh, well.) that their President the [sic] voted in has only made things worse for them, not better."
Sorbo then proceeded to paste the contents of a recent article from the Jewish World Review entitled, "Media Clueless About the Inner City."
12:00 PM PT -- Kevin is now apologizing for his comments.
Karrueche To Chris Brown
I'm NOT Having Your Babies
8/21/2014 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Karrueche Tran is madly in love with Chris Brown ... but he's high if he really thinks she's ready to be pregnant with his kid, TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Karrueche tell us ... she was flattered by Chris' Instagram for Woman Crush Wednesday -- when he posted a pic of her saying, "Need to have this baby and stop playing!" -- but she's nowhere near ready to be a baby mama.
We're told ... for now Karrueche is career-centric -- she wants to be an actress.
Bey's Marriage Is Perfect
Breakup Rumors Are BS!!!
8/21/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce and Jay Z are NOT breaking up ... in fact, their relationship is "perfect' ... so says a woman who would definitely know -- Beyonce's mom.
Tina Knowles was leaving lunch with Kelly Rowland at Via Alloro in Bev Hills -- and in a super-rare moment, actually opened up about rumors that B and J's marriage is on the rocks.
Mama Knowles even had some choice words for people like Akon -- who recently told us the couple's relationship "feels corporate."
And there seems to be evidence to back up Tina's statement -- Bey and Jay have been spotted out together a lot recently ... looking happy at the go-kart track, a restaurant opening, and they even embraced on stage.
So, the question ...
Solo Goes Yolo
Plunges Down 2,500 Ft. Slide
8/21/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
J.J. Abrams ain't gonna like this ... 'cause Harrison Ford put his recently broken leg at risk this week when he went barreling down a 2,500 foot mega-slide -- just days before he's due back on the "Star Wars" set.
Ford -- whose Han Solo scenes were pushed back when he broke his leg on the set in June -- hit up the Alpine Slide in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Tuesday to take the 2,500 foot plunge with his family.
The slide is no joke -- with riders sometimes reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour. And we're told Ford was FLYING down the chute ... and screaming to the rider in front of him to speed up!!!
We're told Harrison is a regular on the Alpine Slide -- and often rides with his grandkids -- but when you're nursing a broken ankle (and you're 72) and an entire production revolves around YOU, maybe find a less dangerous hobby??
Fortunately, the force was strong with Harrison -- no injuries, no accidents, no problems. He's reportedly due back on the "Star Wars" set by the end of the month to finish shooting.