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Wes Scantlin Gives Bomb Squad Major Headache

8/23/2016 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823-wes-scantlin-TMZ-01Wes Scantlin scared the crap out of his neighbors by pulling a Wile E. Coyote plot that made his car look like a bomb ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Puddle of Mudd singer took matters into his own hands after his car was broken into multiple times. We're told the scheme -- involving 2 vehicles -- was pretty basic: a radio under one car with wires leading into the motor, and the second car had wires from a door to the gas tank.

Rather than scare off crooks, it terrified neighbors who called cops. The bomb squad came out and evacuated 4 surrounding buildings in the WeHo neighborhood.

As you can imagine, cops laid into Wes for the stupid idea, which drained valuable police resources.

He wasn't charged with a crime, for once. He needs to go buy The Club. 

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Conrad Hilton Sued Vomit-Covered Head-On Car Wreck

8/22/2016 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0804_conrad-hilton_tmzConrad Hilton smashed his daddy's Range Rover head-on into another woman -- just a few hours after he dodged jail time for another high-speed wreck ... according to a new lawsuit.

Kelly Auld says Paris Hilton's troubled little bro was driving erratically in the white Range and drifting into her lane. In the docs, she says he accelerated, and clipped another car before smashing into hers.

Auld says in the seconds before the crash, she saw Hilton looking dazed with BOTH hands above his head as he careened toward her. In the suit, she says witnesses saw Conrad throw a bong out his window, and he was covered in vomit when he got out of the SUV.

The vehicle was registered to Hilton & Hyland, Rick Hilton's real estate firm ... according to the suit.

She's done her research too -- Auld points out Conrad entered a court-ordered drug treatment program last year, and had been prohibited from driving.

And get this ... she says the accident happened May 19 -- the day after Conrad struck a plea deal for a 100 mph wreck near Palm Springs.

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MLB Star Edwin Encarnacion Sued for Battery ... STD Allegations

8/22/2016 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0822_edwin-encarnacion_gettyToronto Blue Jays superstar Edwin Encarnacion has been sued by a woman who claims he knowingly gave her multiple STDs during a romantic weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned.

 The woman behind the lawsuit claims she's a 24-year-old family friend of the MLB star who first met him in 2013. 

In her lawsuit, the woman claims she hooked up with one of Edwin's teammates in 2015 -- but was tested in December 2015 at a Planned Parenthood and was told she was clean. 

The woman claims she later hooked up with Edwin during a trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in February 2016 ... and had unprotected sex on at least 2 occasions. 

Problem is ... the woman claims she was in pain in the days after the hookup and thought she had Zika -- so she went to a doctor. 

She later learned it was NOT Zika -- but rather two STDs. 

The woman claims she contacted Edwin -- but he insisted he was clean and "suggested she may have picked up [the STDs] when they went 4-wheeling and she swam in the river."

The woman says Edwin later backed off his claims about being STD-free -- and then stopped contacting her altogether. The woman claims she now believes he knew he was carrying STDs all along.  

The woman is suing Edwin for battery, misrepresentation of the facts and more -- and is demanding more than $11.5 MILLION to make things right. 

We reached out to Edwin's agent -- who told us "no comment." 

Ryan Lochte I'm Rethinkin' Drinkin' After Rio

8/22/2016 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Lochte seems genuinely remorseful about his behavior in Rio ... and he not only says he was irresponsible when it came to excessive drinking ... he's not ruling out rehab. 

Our photog got Ryan in L.A. Monday, and he had a lot to say ... about Speedo firing him, how being suspended by the USOC would crush him, and what he'll do post-pool.

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Usain Bolt Gold Medal Grinding ... But That Ain't Your GF!

8/22/2016 7:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Usain Bolt might have some 'splainin' to do ... 'cause the Jamaican track god was grinding all over some chick at a Brazilian nightclub this weekend ... a chick who ain't his GF.  

Bolt hit up the All In nightclub in Rio to celebrate his 30th birthday -- and went full crotch to ass with his female dance partner in front of a packed crowd ... while Rihanna's "Work" played in the background. 

As we previously reported, Bolt's been dating Jamaican fashionista Kasi Bennett -- but she was nowhere to be seen at the club. 

We've reached out to Usain's camp for comment -- stay tuned. 

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Whitney Cummings to Neighbor You Killed My Trees But You Can't Stump the Cops

8/22/2016 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0818-whitney-cummings-tmz-gettyWhitney Cummings is livid at a neighbor who she claims went all Paul Bunyan in her backyard, and now cops are investigating. 

We're told Whitney walked in her backyard this week and was horrified to see a tree massacre, courtesy of her neighbor's gardener.

Seems the neighbor was frustrated that Whitney's wall of bark was blocking his view, and she says he ordered the landscaper to do a hatchet job on her property ... cutting the trees down to stumps.

Whitney called the cops, who came out and took a felony vandalism report ... she claims the damages total around $36k.  

Sources tells us the neighbor offered to pay Whitney something, but it's unclear how much.

We spoke with the neighbor, who had no comment. We also reached out to Whitney, but so far no word back. 

Mischa Barton I Chose Play Over Work And It Cost Me $200k

8/22/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0819-mischa-barton-TMZ-01Mischa Barton's gotta fork over a ton of cash to the screenwriter she left high and dry by blowing off his movie production to go parading all over Europe.

In legal docs obtained by TMZ ... a judge ordered Mischa to pay $200k, plus interest, to screenplay writer Daniel Lief for skipping town just as shooting was set to start for his movie, "Promoted." Mischa had scored the lead role. 

As we reported ... producers sued Mischa when they saw pics of her all over social media ... hangin' in Europe with a dude, instead of getting her ass to work. Daniel said the production delay -- he had to recast the lead -- cost more than $300k. 

We reached out to Mischa, but no word back yet.

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Soulja Boy Threatens to Kill Ex-GF's New Guy

8/19/2016 12:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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12:57 PM PT -- Nia tells TMZ she's NOT calling cops to report Soulja. She says she doesn't have a BF, and the person he threatened is just an Internet troll trying to piss off the rapper.

A rep for Soulja claims the gun was a fake, and adds he's already reached out to Nia to apologize. 

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Soulja Boy is making disturbing threats against the guy he thinks took his place ... with his ex-girlfriend.

The "Crank That" rapper made the vicious threat Friday in a video post ... waving and pointing what appears to be a Glock with an extended magazine.

It's unclear why the threat's being directed at Nia Riley and her BF. Not the smartest move -- especially considering Soulja's on probation for a weapons charge

We've reached out to Soulja, so far no word back.

Brazilian Legend Royce Gracie Hey, Ryan Lochte ... COME CLEAN ALREADY

8/18/2016 3:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0818-royce-gracie-ryan-lochte-tmz-instagram-01Brazilian MMA legend Royce Gracie has a message to Ryan Lochte -- cut the crap and tell the TRUTH already! 

We spoke with Gracie moments ago about the Lochte situation in his home country -- and Gracie told us he's sick and tired of the lies. 

"You are a professional athlete. The young generation is looking up to you ... come clean."

Gracie believes the root of the problem is alcohol -- with Brazilian officials saying Lochte and the other 3 swimmers were hammered when they vandalized a gas station bathroom in Rio. 

"He needs to clean up his act and stop drinking," Gracie says ... "People will respect him more."

"As an athlete I am on a different level. I don’t drink, never smoked. He should know that and he forgets what the life of an athlete is."

"It’s time for him to quit drinking and don’t ever drink again ... that's what caused this."

Beyonce Look Out Below! Crazy Yacht Diving

8/17/2016 7:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0817-launch-beyonce-yacht-diving-4Beyonce isn't even living life on the edge anymore ... she's going right over it!

We got these shots of Bey and Jay Z balling out off the coast of Sardinia on their rented super yacht, the Halo. Yes, the Halo. But instead of sunbathing or sipping bubbly ... Beyonce decided to go all daredevil and dive off the top deck.

Looks to be at least a 30-foot drop, and we think that's Jigga recording video from below. Maybe she was inspired by the Olympics ... or maybe she's making a quick escape.

Bottom line ... #CakesintheOcean

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Gilbert Arenas Off-Roading In Maybach ... Blows a Tire

8/17/2016 3:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It cost more than $350,000 when he bought it roughly 10 years ago ... but now, Gilbert Arenas has relegated his fancy Maybach to off-road duty ... and it SUCKS on the trails.

Mr. No Chill documented his luxury breakdown on Snapchat ... telling the harrowing tale of a Maybach that lost a paw on his ranch ... and the trusty hands that helped him get on the road again.

WARNING -- Gilbert definitely goes racist ... saying the guys who came to his rescue are "illegal Mexicans" who he's been hiding ... ever since Donald Trump threatened to "send 'em back."

One thing we know about Gilbert at this point ... he doesn't care if you're offended. 

'Total Divas' Star Paige Happy Birthday ... You're Suspended

8/17/2016 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0817-paige-wwe-01"Total Divas" star Paige got an unpleasant gift on her 24th birthday -- she got suspended for 30 days for violating the organization's talent wellness policy, WWE just announced.

The suspension, a first for the wrestler, will begin Thursday.

It's unclear what triggered the violation.

The news comes the same day her BF and WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio got suspended for violating the same policy.

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WWE Ring Invader BIT SECURITY GUARD ... Arrested for Assault

8/16/2016 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The man who invaded the WWE ring Monday night during a taping of 'RAW' pulled a Mike Tyson -- allegedly BITING one of the security guards who took him down ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The fan, 23-year-old Edward Ferrero, stormed the ring while Seth Rollins was inside addressing the crowd ... you know, doing his smack talk thing. 

Security told the Corpus Christi Police ... the fan jumped a gated area and when he made contact with security, he BIT ONE OF THE GUARDS ON THE FOREARM!!!

Thankfully, cops say the security guard did not require medical attention. Ferrero was eventually arrested for assault and criminal trespass. 

As for Rollins -- he wasn't touched, thanks to the bad ass security guards. 

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