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Dustin Diamond

Convicted in Stabbing Case

5/30/2015 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0530-dustin-diamond-getty-02Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday in the case where he stabbed a guy in a bar, but in a way it's really a victory for him.

Diamond was convicted of 2 misdemeanors but acquitted of the far more serious felonies.

1226-dustin-diamond-at-bar-fight-christmas-TMZ-02As TMZ reported, Diamond, who was with his girlfriend, stabbed a man in the Wisconsin bar last XMAS, but he claimed self defense. Diamond testified, "I felt like we were being set up for antagonistic purposes."   The actor who famously played Screech claimed he was merely waiving a pocket knife around to fend off aggressors, never intending to stab anyone.

The guy he stabbed didn't even know he was cut until after he left the bar.

Diamond was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.  Worst case scenario is a 9 month jail sentence. 

'Dual Survival' Star Joe Teti

Attacks Dog

Over Cat-astrophe

5/29/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One of the stars of Discovery's "Dual Survival" injured or killed a dog on the set during the final episode ... this according to multiple sources connected with the production.

Our sources say Joe Teti, a former Green Beret, was shooting one of the final scenes when some stray cats ran across the set ... apparently fleeing from a dog. We're told the dog actually got one of the cats in its jaws, and that's when Teti went after the canine.

We can't get a straight story from the various sources, although everyone agrees at the very least Teti injured the dog while saving the cat. But some of the sources say he killed the animal.

One source says Teti has been a problem in the past, but they say it's not limited to him. As one source put it, "These survivalists all have a screw loose."

The show had already been cancelled, and we're told the dog incident made people at Discovery feel even more comfortable about their decision to pull the plug.

Walk Off the Earth Singer

United Airlines Booted Me

'Cause My Kid Was Crying

5/28/2015 12:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0528_sarah-blackwood_facebook_sidexsideUnited Airlines has a problem with crying infants according to alternative rocker Sarah Blackwood ... who says she was kicked off a flight because her 1-year-old son got fussy -- but the airline claims the kid was a safety risk.

Sarah -- Walk Off the Earth singer -- is 7 months pregnant and says UA kicked her off the San Fran to Vancouver flight ... after less than 10 minutes of Giorgio squirming and crying. She says he fell asleep after the fit, but for the airline the damage was done. Sarah says the plane stopped taxiing and returned her to the terminal. 

Sarah's fellow passengers saw her and her son get escorted off the plane -- and many of them took to social media to express their outrage over the situation. Let's face it ... babies cry on planes all the time.

We contacted United and a rep says the flight crew made a difficult decision, but made the correct one “based solely on safety concerns." The rep claims, "the child was not seated, as required by federal regulation to ensure passenger safety, and was repeatedly in the aisle of the aircraft before departure and during taxi."

Sarah's calling BS on that. On TMZ Live, she told us she was in a window seat and her fellow passengers can vouch for her that Giorgio was not cruising the aisles.  

Sarah also recorded a sympathetic United employee ... who suggested she use the power of social media to put pressure on the airline.

Kendrick Lamar

You Film Me ...

Me and My Boys Will Film You Right Back!

5/27/2015 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kendrick Lamar and his crew swarmed our photog at LAX ... with hilarious results. 

Taylor Swift's new BFF had just arrived when our photog hit him up with a question about Tupac ... but Kendrick turned it around in a big hurry. 

Our guy Charlie got fully flustered as Kendrick and company fired off questions.

Kendrick's next move was interesting ... he gave Charlie the heads up that Schoolboy Q  was just feet away. Charlie wasn't sure if it was a diversionary tactic, but watch the video. Kendrick was telling the truth.

Jennifer Lopez

Don't Clown Me in the Airport!

Gets Confetti Bombed

5/27/2015 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer Lopez flaunted her abs and nerves of steel at LAX when some idiot -- actually a clown -- attacked her ... with a handful of confetti.  

J.Lo was doing her thing in the airport on Tuesday -- strolling and looking damn good -- when the guy in full clown face doused her. It would be totally normal for Lopez to jump back, or even flinch ... but you gotta see her reaction.   

The offending clown is no random idiot -- his name is Richie the Barber, and you might recall ... he pulled this same stunt last year on Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian

They pressed charges against Richie. It's unclear if J.Lo will have a sense of humor, or do the same. 

Khloe Kardashian

Damned If You Dubai ...

Damned If You Don't

5/27/2015 7:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0527-khloe-kardashian-instagramKhloe Kardashian did something totally bizarre for her family -- she covered up her entire face -- and still managed to stir controversy in the Middle East. 

Shortly after landing in Dubai ... Khloe posted a pic of herself wearing a niqab, and immediately got blasted for disrespecting the traditional garb. Haters accused her of wearing it as a fashion statement and not out of respect for the culture.

Of course, some fans saw it the other way, and defended her for doing the right thing in a foreign country.

Seems a little unfair -- if she hadn't worn it, the people defending her would be attacking her and vice versa.

One possible solution for Khloe -- don't post photos? 

#LOL

Ray McDonald

ARRESTED AGAIN

... At Sandwich Shop

5/27/2015 6:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray McDonald has just been arrested AGAIN -- this time, cops say he violated his restraining order ... and was taken into custody at a Togo's sandwich shop. 

According to police, the NFL player had been ordered to stay away from the residence where his ex-fiancee has been staying in Santa Clara, CA after Monday's domestic violence arrest. 

As we previously reported, McDonald was accused of attacking his baby mama while she was holding her child early Monday morning. 

But cops say he returned to the scene of the alleged crime Wednesday afternoon -- but quickly left ... and went to the Togo's, where cops found him and arrested him around 5:35 PM. 

Cops say he was arrested without incident and taken to a nearby jail where he was booked. 

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Karrueche Tran

Oh, That Bloody Lip?

It's Just ...

5/26/2015 5:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526-karrueche-tran-bleeding-lip-INSTAGRAM-01Karrueche Tran's bloody lip and vague caption might have you believing something seriously physical went down a certain someone in her life ... but TMZ has learned that just isn't the case. 

KT posted the photo Tuesday afternoon with the caption, "Rough day in Chicago." While it seems like a bad domestic violence joke -- we're told she was actually referring to a photo shoot she just did in Chi-town.

Our sources say the spread called for Karrueche to play a "street fighter" type, thus the blood.

So, despite her ex-bf temporarily overreacting to her pic with Tyson Beckford -- this fight club snapshot was strictly a work thing.

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Colin Kaepernick

Sorry for My Stupid Houston Flood Post

5/26/2015 4:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526-colin-kaepernick-GETTY-01Colin Kaepernick is begging for forgiveness after putting up an incredibly stupid Instagram post that poked fun at the devastation caused by the floods that have been ravaging the city of Houston. 

The 49ers QB -- who wears #7 -- has a catchphrase he's been using on social media for months ... "7tormsComing."

And earlier today, he posted a pic showing Houston under water with the caption, "I warned you the 7tormsComing! #Houston #PrayersUp."

0526-kaepernick-offensive-sub-INSTAGRAM-01Feel free to move palm to face. 

By the way, at least 13 people have reportedly died in the storm. 

After a fierce backlash on social media, Colin took the post down ... and posted a new note on Twitter:

"I'm so sorry about my insensitive post earlier today. I didn't fully understand how many people are struggling in Houston right now and I feel horrible. My prayers are with everyone there."

Sam Shepard

One Tequila, Two Tequila

... Busted for DUI

5/26/2015 1:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Two shots of tequila is all Sam Shepard drank ... at least that's the story he unsuccessfully told cops before they cuffed him.

The "Bloodline" actor was popped Monday night in Santa Fe, New Mexico outside a restaurant. A security guard called police, saying he feared Shepard was way too drunk to drive.

Shepard tried in vain to drive away, thwarted by an emergency brake he failed to release. That was enough evidence for cops to pull him over, and administer field sobriety tests ... which he failed. Cops say he also refused to blow into the breathalyzer, and that upped the ante.  

He was arrested for aggravated DUI, and remains in custody. 

Shepard was arrested for DUI back in 2009.

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Josh Duggar

Cracks Molestation Joke

Dating Family Is What We Do!

5/26/2015 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Josh Duggar is from Arkansas ... so it's totally cool if he dates his siblings.  

Back in 2008 -- long before Duggar's molestation past came to light -- he made a quip during an episode of what was then called "17 Kids and Counting." 

Josh describes a double date scenario with his then-fiancée Anna ... he ended up going with 2 of his siblings.  

Josh explains, "We chose Jana and John David. We thought why not, have a double date ... We are from Arkansas!"

He then broke out in laughter.

Not so funny now ... 

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'Bad Grandpa' Wedding Couple

Adios, Jackass ...

Wife Files For Divorce

5/25/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0521-bad-grandpa-callaway-gablePerhaps having 'Bad Grandpa' star Johnny Knoxville trash your wedding isn't the best starting point -- just ask the movie's producer, whose marriage is now in ruins. 

According to the docs, 2 years after Jarrod Brom's wedding was featured in the film -- full of ball slaps and fart pranks -- his wife, Kimberly Peeler has filed divorce papers ... throwing in the towel, which was most likely up someone's butt.

You may recall ... film crews captured Knoxville's character demolishing a champagne tower and destroying the cake during their actual ceremony.

The divorce should be pretty clean though -- they don't have any kids, and in the docs Kimberly says there are no assets to split.

If Knoxville pops up in divorce court ... that would be awesome.

Kris Jenner

Hammered for NOT Using N-Word

5/24/2015 7:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kris Jenner is actually being criticized for NOT using the n-word.

Kris congratulated Kim and Kanye on their 1-year anniversary Saturday, reminiscing about the uber-fancy wedding in Florence following a blow-out party in Versailles. 

Kris posted, "Kanye treated us to fireworks ... And if you listen closely ... his huge hit song "Great People in Paris ..."  She didn't want to use the real title, "(N-word) in Paris."

Some people are railing on Kris, grousing, "Things white people say," and others calling her "ignorant." 

You can't win for losing.

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