Disney star Orlando Brown is in the crosshairs of prosecutors after an audiotape surfaced in which he allegedly threatens to kill a woman, her daughter and her mom.
Police were called to the woman's North Hollywood apartment Monday just after midnight. The woman claimed the "That's so Raven" star was going nuts outside. Neighbors also called 911, one of whom claimed Brown had a weapon.
TMZ has obtained a copy of the audio -- which police have forwarded to the L.A. City Attorney -- in which a man threatens, "I'll kill you, your mama, your daughter, everybody."
Brown's rep tells TMZ the actor insists he's not the one on the audio, but cops disagree. Our police sources say they believe it is indeed Brown and they've forwarded the case to the City Attorney.
Brown says the woman is a stalker who has been "excessively" texting him, and he went to her apartment to explain to her boyfriend nothing was going on between them.
Brown has had his share of legal troubles. He served jail time for failing to complete his alcohol ed class in connection with a DUI.
Rich Homie Quan
I Didn't Hit A Fan
I Bitch Slapped A Thief!
7/24/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rich Homie Quan wasn't lashing out at a fan when he smacked a guy at a concert earlier this month ... he was dishing out justice to a dude he says was TRYING TO ROB HIM.
As we reported ... Quan was performing on stage in Racine, Wisconsin July 4 when someone in the crowd grabbed his arm. It appeared the man was trying to pull himself on stage.
But a rep for Quan tells TMZ ... the guy wasn't trying to steal the limelight ... he was trying to steal Quan's watch ... right off his wrist. And that's why the rapper knocked him upside the head.
Quan himself tells us: "The person that tried to rob me was not one of my fans. My fans are loyal to me. I did what anyone else would do if they were being robbed."
Gets Inked for Weinergate Anniversary
7/23/2014 2:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Anthony Weiner scandal just climaxed in the most ridiculous of ways ... Sydney Leathers got a tattoo celebrating the 1st anniversary of her outing the former NY Congressman.
It's the number 23, which ... Sydney tells TMZ ... has a special meaning. It was the 23rd of July when she leaked the Weiner photos to the media ... changing her life and his forever.
Of course, that new life has been dedicated to porn. And now, as all porn stars eventually do, she's going back to college!
A degree in broadcasting you say, Syd? ... Genius.
Naturally, to pay for school she's signed a new 3 skin flick deal.
So it seems the more things change, the more things stay the same.
I believe we can now officially close the book on "As the Leather Turns" for good.
You're welcome America.
Quickie Wedding Reeks of Ex-Fiancé
7/23/2014 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Naya Rivera's marriage to actor Ryan Dorsey came out of nowhere for everyone, except Naya -- who actually co-opted a lot of the ceremony from her planned wedding to Big Sean ... including the date.
Rivera and Dorsey tied the knot in Cabo San Lucas over the weekend. The longtime friends began dating right after Rivera broke off her engagement to rapper Big Sean in April.
According to our sources, the wedding date -- July 19 -- was the exact same date Naya and Sean were supposed to tie the knot. We're told Naya picked the date back in October when she and Sean got engaged.
The similarities don't end there ... according to reports, Rivera was married in a Monique Lhuillier gown -- which our sources say is the same designer of the dress Sean bought for Rivera for their wedding.
One more thing -- Rivera never gave back Sean's engagement ring, according to our sources. However, we don't know if she found a way to re-purpose that.
Ryan Dorsey's dad, Arnold, tells TMZ ... the date of the wedding might have been the same as the Rivera/Big Sean wedding ... but it also happens to be Dorsey's birthday.
Arnold says he found out about the wedding six weeks ago and while he was initially surprised, he said, "We didn’t question him. We are very happy for him. We trusted them and want what they wanted."
Arnold also said the wedding was small, about 12 people total, and consisted of Naya’s family and Ryan’s family.
I Don't Do Lines
Wheelchairs it at Disneyland
7/23/2014 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber + wheelchair + Disneyland = I get to cut to the front of the line! Or at least that's how it looks.
Justin was at the happiest place on earth in Anaheim Sunday and posed with a fan while in a wheelchair. The girl posted the photo with the caption ... "I love how he just pretended to be a normal person on a wheelchair."
Of course, the immediate reaction online was that Justin was a line scofflaw ... but Justin's camp tells TMZ that wasn't the case. We're told Bieber was nursing a knee injury from basketball and only sat in the wheelchair to rest for a few moments.
Even more interesting ... we're told Justin wouldn't need the wheelchair to cut lines, because Disney already escorts him in and out of rides to avoid huge crowds gathering when he's in the park.
Shows Up LATE for Concert
Then Lectures Fan on Respect!
7/23/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you look up the definition of "irony" ... you'll find this video of Lauryn Hill, who had the nerve to snap at a fan for being disrespectful -- despite the fact SHE was severely late for her own show.
Hill played the House of Blues in Chicago last week, and our HOB sources tells us she was supposed to start playing at 10:30 -- but took her sweet time, and didn't actually make it to the stage until 11:20.
Once she did, most accounts say Lauryn's opening song performance was terrible, and when a fan called her out and flipped her off ... she berated him and had him tossed by security.
The person who shot this video tells TMZ they decided to leave after 2 more songs (which they called "rushed and sloppy") ... and say they saw a huge line of people at the box office asking for a refund.
It's like rain on your wedding day.
Pop Off Chick Tanisha Thomas
Lies Lies!! She's Not Joining OITNB Cast
7/22/2014 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tanisha Thomas -- star of "Bad Girls Club" -- is herself a very bad girl, because she's lying about being the newest cast member of "Orange is the New Black."
A Netflix spokesperson tells TMZ ... Tanisha has NOT been cast for OITNB, Season 3.
Tanisha Instagrammed a photo of the Season 3 cast, saying, "And guess who just got invited?!!! #blessed #oitnbseason3 look out for your girl."
Tanisha then Instagrammed a photo of herself superimposed in an OITNB promo.
Here's the thing ... she might not be a bad choice.
Justin Bieber House Party
Guest List ... Two Cops And
10 Pieces of Ass
7/22/2014 8:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's raging house party this weekend can be summed up just by watching this video ... first a bunch of hot chicks walk in ... followed a short time later by the police.
TMZ broke the story ... cops showed up to Bieber's crib on Saturday night at at 8:30 PM, 12:50 AM, 1:50 AM and 3:00 AM ... all because of noise complaints.
Bieber's neighbors are pissed because the party left the rooftop deck in shambles and one person says he observed "bimbos lining up to do drugs in the lobby bathroom" -- something we can't verify.
Cops Talk to Condo Residents
About Citizen's Arrest
7/22/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's trail of liquor and litter at his Beverly Hills condo has set his neighbors off ... and now we know the cops have talked to them about placing the singer under citizen's arrest.
TMZ broke the story ... cops came to the condo 6 TIMES over the weekend -- 4 times for excessive noise in the middle of the night. Bieber partied hard -- 75 guests on Saturday night and 20 on Sunday.
The pictures on the rooftop deck tell only part of the story. People in the building tell TMZ ... the hallways and elevators reeked of pot. And several guests say drug use was obvious.
One person says, "There were bimbos lining up to do drugs in the lobby bathroom."
Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops have spoken to residents, Bieber and his management to resolve the situation.
We're told police informed residents cops can't make an arrest for a misdemeanor if they don't see it happen ... but the residents can take matters into their own hands by placing Bieber under arrest.
Charged with 4 CRIMES
D.A. Files Sexual Battery, Cops Disagree
7/21/2014 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The L.A. County D.A. has thrown the book at Ray J ... charging him Monday with 4 CRIMES in connection with his drunken antics last May ... and get this -- the D.A. charged Ray J with sexual battery even though cops say no such crime was committed.
Ray J was at a bar at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel when he got rowdy, brushed up against a woman's ass and was ordered to leave. Police told TMZ at the time it was NOT sexual battery because the contact was "incidental" -- not intentional. Apparently the D.A. begs to differ.
Ray J left the bar and then went nuts in an alcohol-fueled rampage. He was arrested, kicked out the window of a cop car and spit on an officer. Ray J told TMZ ... he kicked out the window because he was claustrophobic.
In addition to the misdemeanor battery charge, Ray J was charged with resisting arrest, assault and battery and vandalism ... all misdemeanors.
Loud Partying Could Trigger
7/21/2014 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is playing with fire after cops responded to complaints at his Beverly Hills condo 6 TIMES over the weekend ... and his freedom is literally on the line.
Cops received 4 separate complaints for loud music and partying on the roof top Saturday night and they sent patrol cars each time -- at 8:30 PM, 12:50 AM, 1:50 AM and 3:00 AM. We're told Bieber was not cited because he agreed to turn the music down.
There were 2 other incidents involving disturbances with fans and paparazzi.
Here's what's so significant ... Bieber is currently on 2 years probation for egging his neighbor's house. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... if the Bev Hills PD cites Bieber ... they will forward the matter to the L.A. County Probation Dept., which could trigger a probation violation and then he's in jail territory.
Cops have responded to numerous incidents involving Bieber at the condo over the last month ... incidents involving both noise and weed.
References Malaysia Air Tragedy
During Pro-Russia Skit
7/21/2014 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The WWE is getting the smackdown from some fans after two "Russian" characters ripped Americans for blaming Russia for the MH17 tragedy.
Right before Alexander Rusev's pay-per-view bout last night ... his manager Lana teased hecklers with a very thinly veiled reference to the Malaysia Airlines crash, saying ... "You blame Russia for current events?"
Lana added that America is to blame for "war-mongering in Afghanistan and Iraq."
By the way, Lana is played C.J. Perry -- an American actress with a shaky Russian accent.
A rep for the WWE tells TMZ the segment was not about the Malaysia Airlines crash in specific. The rep pointed out, "The storyline with characters Rusev and Lana has been a part of WWE programming for more than 3 months. WWE apologizes to anyone who misunderstood last night’s segment and was offended.”
7/21/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
DMX is a dog food connoisseur ... appreciating the nuances of dry vs. wet.
The dog-lover/rapper was on his way out of LAX when we asked if he'd ever sampled dog food.
X gave an educated answer from experience. He also had a strong, quick opinion on the healthiest canine food for human consumption.
Enjoy your breakfast!