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Justin Timberlake Face Slap Culprit Was Bombed ... Cops Say

7/28/2016 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The overzealous fan who slapped Justin Timberlake on a golf course was beyond drunk at the time of the incident, according to cops.

TMZ obtained the Douglas County Sheriff's report which says Keith Weglin's BAC was 0.18% when he got to jail ... more than twice the legal limit.

TMZ broke the story ... Keith was nabbed by cops after striking Justin in the face at the American Century Celebrity Pro-Am in Lake Tahoe. He could have gotten off scot-free, but cops say he refused to leave the course ... so, they arrested him for disorderly conduct.

One law enforcement source said Weglin talked himself right into jail. We've reached out to him, but no word back yet.

Ja Rule & Ashanti We Don't Promote Killings

7/28/2016 7:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0728-ja-rule-ashanti-tmz-01Ja Rule and Ashanti do not endorse killers, and they've changed the name of their tour ... just in case anyone's getting it twisted.  

Ja tells TMZ ... he and Ashanti have decided to change the original tour name, Natural Born Killers, because they thought it would be "insensitive to the families of the victims" of senseless violence.

Ja reposted a promo for their 12-show tour with the word "Killers" crossed out. It's now called the Natural Born Tour.

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Ja stressed to us ... they have a creative and First Amendment right to call the tour whatever they want, but made the change anyway.

The name's just for promotion purposes, since tickets to the show are being sold simply as Ja Rule & Ashanti.

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NFL's Shiloh Keo My DUI Arrest Is 'Bull****' ... I'm Telling Obama (Cop Video)

7/27/2016 1:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Denver Broncos safety Shiloh Keo was PISSED at the cops during his DUI arrest back in February -- calling the situation "bull****" and threatening to tell President Obama all about it during his Super Bowl visit at the White House. 

As we previously reported, 28-year-old Keo was pulled over in Idaho on Feb. 13th for a busted taillight ... and during the stop, officers believed Shiloh was drunk. 

Keo was put in the back of a squad car -- where he waited for more than an hour -- and decided to vent about the situation to the camera inside the vehicle. And boy, did he vent. 

Not only does he call BS on the taillight situation -- but says, "Hey Obama, I can't wait to meet you bro."

"Tell you about this bull****. This is why we have riots throughout the country, cause of this bull****." 

"You wanna know why s*** is f****d? This is bull****."

Keo also said he would bet his entire NFL salary that the allegations against him -- and the broken taillight -- "ain't the truth."

He later pled guilty to misdemeanor DUI -- and a screenshot from the cop's dash cam shows the light was really out. 

So, he should probably get that check ready ... 

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Ex-NFL QB Marcus Vick Insane Police Video Running from Cops, Captured at Gunpoint

7/26/2016 1:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ Sports has obtained insane footage of ex-NFL quarterback Marcus Vick -- Michael Vick's brother -- literally running from cops during an incident back in April ... before being captured at gunpoint. 

It all started at a gym in Newport News, Virginia -- when cops were questioning the 32-year-old about a warrant out for his arrest stemming from a civil case. 

Vick spoke with cops for nearly 10 minutes before suddenly deciding to make a run for it -- shoving 2 cops out of the way, breaking tackles -- and SPRINTING down the street. 

Cops gave chase ... but Vick is WAYYYYYYY FASTER (he ran a 4.42 in the 40 at the 2006 NFL Combine). 

It seemed like he was going to get away -- but the cops stayed with him, and Vick eventually tired out ... sat down on the ground and gave himself up.

But when the trailing officer caught up to Vick -- he drew his weapon, pointed it at the seated Vick and ordered him to show his hands and get on his stomach. 

The whole thing is pretty intense ... but Vick is eventually taken into custody without further incident. 

He was later convicted of resisting arrest and sentenced to a year in jail with 11 months suspended. He also got 12 months probation.

By the way, at the end the video you can hear one of the cops say ... "If he ran I knew we weren't gonna catch him."

Rio 2016 Blowin' It Out Cops Seize Olympic-Themed Cocaine!!

7/26/2016 8:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0726-rio-5-bocas-twitter-01Even the drug dealers in Brazil are catching the Olympic spirit -- so say cops, who just seized a bunch of cocaine packaged in baggies with the Rio 2016 logo!

According to local reports, cops seized 93 baggies of yayo during an operation Monday night -- and found several of the baggies had the Olympic rings ... and a line that read, "Use Away from Children."

How considerate.

Police also say ... agents swooped up 28 bags of crack and some ammunition during the raid.

No word if that also contained Olympic branding. 

Florida Georgia Line Backstage Cop Trouble Police Pull Escort Detail

7/25/2016 11:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0725-florida-georgia-line-gettyFlorida Georgia Line dissed law enforcement working security at their concert ... according to an Iowa Sheriff who says the band banned officers, and then came crawling back for protection.

Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver tells TMZ he was headed backstage Saturday night at the Great Jones County Fair to discuss security protocol with the band when he was stopped by a crew member and told no uniformed officers were allowed backstage, per the band.

Sheriff Graver says he was told the country duo even threatened to pull the plug on the concert if they saw any cops.

Graver says midway through the performance, he was told the band wanted a police escort out of town after the show -- but he told them he wouldn't spend "one tax dollar assisting them" ... after being disrespected.

He says the band's management scrambled for other law enforcement agencies to provide the escort ... but they also told FGL to kick rocks. They ended up leaving on their own.

A similar incident went down with Wisconsin cops last week. We've reached out to the band ... no word back.

They did tweet, saying they have "nothing but love and respect for the police."

Tiger Attack Woman Mauled to Death in China

7/25/2016 10:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A woman died trying to save her adult daughter from a tiger attack in a Chinese drive-thru safari park.

Surveillance video shows what went down Saturday at Badaling Wildlife Park in Beijing -- the daughter got out of the car and walked to the other side ... and that's when the tiger pounced and dragged her away. A man and another woman -- the mother -- attempted to rescue the daughter.

All 3 people were off camera when, officials say, another tiger attacked and killed the mother.

Authorities are investigating, but it seems pretty clear from the video where things went south.

The park has been closed and an investigation is underway. 

Lou Holtz I'm NOT A Racist Regrets Immigration Joke

7/23/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0722-main-lou-holtz-gettyLou Holtz says he regrets making a crack about foreigners at an event during the Republican National Convention ... telling TMZ Sports it was meant to be a joke, nothing more. 

The controversy began when Holtz was talking about immigration and said -- "I don’t want to speak your language, I don’t want to celebrate your holidays, I sure as hell don’t want to cheer for your soccer team!”

We spoke with Coach Lou ... who tells us he's sorry for SOME of what he said.

"I like to joke. I wished I hadn’t said, ‘I don’t want to celebrate your holidays, and cheer for your soccer teams.’ It was said in jest. But I stand by the rest of what I said about coming to America to become us."

Holtz says he strongly believes that immigrants who come to the U.S. should learn English and adapt to American culture -- and for that, he will not apologize. 

"All 4 of my grandparents were immigrants. They all came through Ellis Island. When they wouldn’t want me to know what they were saying, they’d speak Ukrainian. I’d ask them to teach me Ukrainian. They’d say, ‘No, you live in America. You speak English.'"

The coach is also adamant he's NOT a racist or a bigot -- "I challenge you, I defy you to find one person who I’ve ever been racist toward."

When asked if he was bothered by the criticism, he replied -- "It doesn’t bother me. I know who I am. It bothers my wife. She’s very upset."

Drake Forks Out Thousands for Overtime Concert

7/22/2016 12:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Drake got slapped with a hefty fine for his Dallas concert going way past the allowed time -- 'cause, as they say ... money ain't a thang.

Drake performed at American Airlines Center Thursday night -- he got a late start -- and when the clock struck midnight, he was officially in overtime. TMZ has learned the arena fined him $6,500 for every 15 minutes he played past 12.

Drizzy even told the crowd he was going over, and he didn't care if he had to pay.

He ended up performing until 12:35, so the show's gonna cost Drake an extra $13k.

You're welcome, Big D.

Melania Trump Speechwriter Falls on Sword Trump Rejects Resignation

7/20/2016 9:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0720_Melania_trump_Meredithprweb-gettyMelania Trump's speechwriter is stepping forward to take the blame for plagiarizing Michelle Obama's 2008 speech.

Meredith McIver says the almost word-for-word lifting happened after Melania gave her passages, over the phone, from Michelle's speech. McIver says she "wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech."

As we first reported on Tuesday's "TMZ Live" ... Melania likes the First Lady and had watched some of her speeches for inspiration prior to her own speech in Cleveland

Indeed, McIver says that's exactly what happened, but the mistake occurred because, "I did not check Mrs. Obama's speeches. This was my mistake, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama. No harm was meant."

McIver has been a co-author on several of Donald Trump's books. She says she attempted to resign on Tuesday, but Donald told her people make "innocent mistakes" and said she could learn and grow from the experience.

Johnny Manziel Hawaiian Punch QB In Island Altercation

7/20/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0719-johnny-manziel-tmzJohnny Manziel was involved in a fistfight at a fancy Hawaiian resort the night before his friend's wedding, TMZ Sports has learned ... but the QB insists he wasn't the aggressor.  

Here's what we know ... Manziel was at the Four Seasons Resort on the Big Island on Friday night when he got into it with another wedding guest. 

We're told things had been heated between the guys for a while -- but it all came to a head at the rehearsal dinner.  

Sources connected to Manziel tell us the QB felt like he was being hounded by the other man. We're told Johnny was adamant he was not the instigator. 

But things escalated ... and at one point during the altercation Manziel struck the other guy in the face.

We're told the fight was over almost immediately. We spoke with police who tell us they were NOT called to the hotel that night. We also reached out to Manziel multiple times -- so far, no comment. 

But get this ... the next day, the other guy in the fight got a surprise from room service -- a bottle of champagne and a note that read, "Truly apologize. Should have never done that. Know this won't make it better, but hope it starts the day off alright." 

It was signed by Johnny Manziel.

One more thing ... Johnny posted a photo from the day of the wedding with a bandage on his finger.

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Adrien Broner LOCKED UP IN JAIL 30 Days for Arriving Late to Court

7/19/2016 1:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0719-adrien-broner-mug-shot-01Adrien Broner is back behind bars in Cincinnati -- after the judge threw the book at the boxer for arriving to court more than 3 HOURS late.

Broner was due in court to deal with allegations he beat up a man outside of a bowling alley back in January. The case was expected to be dismissed today ... had Broner arrived to court on time.  

But when he got there, the judge was PISSED -- and ordered him into custody immediately. The judge then ordered Broner to serve 30 days in jail for contempt of court. 

Broner told the court that he thought someone had put something in his drink on Monday night -- which caused him to be late. 

The judge said Broner appeared to be drunk or hungover. 

He's due back in court on August 17th ... when he gets out of jail. 

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Melania Trump Speech Sound Familiar? Michelle Obama Said it 8 Years Ago

7/19/2016 2:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A chunk of Melania Trump's speech at the RNC was apparently lifted -- almost word for word -- from a Michelle Obama DNC speech.

It's either the political equivalent of copying someone's homework or a remarkable coincidence ... but check out this transcript of First Lady Obama's 2008 speech. Read along as you listen to Mrs. Trump's words in Cleveland. 

"And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: That you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them.

And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children -- and all children in this nation -- to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."

Before her speech, Melania told a reporter she'd written the speech herself ... with a little bit of help.

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