Neil Young is bailing on his wife after over 35 years of marriage, but he's not turning his back on their son ... an adult with special needs.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer filed to divorce singer-songwriter Pegi Young, citing irreconcilable differences. They got hitched back in 1978, and separated this past April.
In his divorce docs, Young makes no mention of paying Pegi alimony ... but says they've agreed that both will continue to support their adult son, Ben, who has cerebral palsy. (Neil actually has two adult kids with CP ... the other is from a previous relationship.)
Pegi wants more than that ... in addition to child support, she's filed docs seeking spousal support.
'Sons of Guns'
On Heels of Hayden Rape Case
8/27/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Discovery is permanently pulling the plug on its hit show "Sons of Guns" ... as the show's star faces child rape charges.
A rep for Discovery tells TMZ ... “Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of Sons of Guns and cancel the series.”
TMZ broke the story ... Hayden was re-arrested Tuesday when cops decided to charge him with child rape. Hayden was first arrested 2 weeks ago for allegedly molesting his 12-year-old daughter.
Hayden is the owner of Red Jacket Firearms ... the gun store featured on Discovery's show, which ran for 5 seasons.
Hayden is still in custody after his arrest.
11:30 AM PT -- Will didn't just lose his TV show ...he lost his company too ... Red Jacket Firearms just announced they've severed all ties with Hayden.
No Wedding Ring
On 'America's Got Talent'
8/27/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It seems Nick Cannon is making his break-up with Mariah Carey official ... 'cause he appeared on "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night sans wedding ring.
Cannon was hosting a live episode of the show and his lack of wedding ring was extremely noticeable ... especially since he normally sports a pretty big sparkler.
We got Mariah out earlier this week ... and the 44-year old diva was also walking around without a wedding ring -- only she replaced the expensive hardware with her signature butterfly ring.
Dancing With the Stars
Athletes & YouTube Stars
Will Save Our Show
8/27/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The new "Dancing with the Stars" cast could have its hardest bodies yet -- a bunch of pro athletes and an Olympian -- along with something new ... a YouTube superstar, TMZ has learned.
We got a hold of the 'DWTS' producers wish list -- the celebs they're gunning to get for Season 19 -- and it includes 'Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman, ex-UFC fighter Randy Couture, "American Ninja Warrior" contestant Kacy Catanzaro, Olympic track star Lolo Jones and Antonio Sabato Jr.
Our 'DWTS' sources tell us they're also trying to land a female YouTube star ... who we're told has tens of millions of followers. It's a smart ploy for a veteran show with aging viewers to pull in fresh, younger viewers.
We're told some of the celebs are already negotiating their 'DWTS' contracts. The one thing still missing though ... a really big traditional TV or movie star. The full cast will be announced Sept. 4.
TV Cameraman Shot and Killed
While Taping Shootout
8/27/2014 7:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A cameraman for the TV show "Cops" was shot while covering a shootout between Omaha police and an armed robbery suspect ... and sources close to the production tell TMZ the photog has died from his injuries.
Officers -- with the "Cops" crew in tow -- responded to a call at a fast food restaurant Tuesday night and found an armed robbery in progress. Police say shots were fired and 2 people were hit -- the cameraman and the suspect.
In police radio transmissions, you can hear cops call for backup during the shootout. One of the officers says, "We've got a 'Cops' cameraman hit ... white male ... he's not conscious ... he's slightly breathing."
Police say the robbery suspect was pronounced dead Tuesday night at the hospital.
GF Is Sheer Hotness
8/27/2014 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Congratulations to Al Pacino's smoke show of a girlfriend -- she actually found a way to upstage the acting legend ... simply show off your ridiculous body in a see through top!
Pacino and Lucila Sola strolled through JFK airport Wednesday. The 35-year-old Argentinian actress has been dating 74-year-old Pacino for a couple years now.
Lucila made it blatantly obvious why Al was sporting a sly smile.
And ya just know the answer to the question we're all thinking is ... yes, she does.
Turned Down HUGE Vegas Offer
8/27/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Williams turned down a huge Las Vegas offer 2 years before he died ... and sources connected with Robin tell us it's further proof he did NOT have money troubles.
TMZ has obtained an AEG Live document to Robin ... offering him $600,000 to headline 2 shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
We're told Robin's people turned the offer down ... he was shooting "The Crazy Ones" at the time. Robin's people -- who have maintained all along money was not a factor in his suicide -- tell TMZ if he was really cash-strapped he would have done some moonlighting in Vegas to rake in some dough.
Under the proposal ... ticket prices ranged from $75 - $150.
'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta'
Allegations Crack Cocaine
Triggered Violent Brawl
8/27/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A vicious "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" brawl has triggered a lawsuit ... which now alleges one of the stars was smoking crack cocaine at the reunion show.
Althea Eaton has filed suit against Joseline Hernandez, who is caught on tape punching Althea in the face and dragging her to the ground ... then hitting and scratching her for good measure.
In the suit, Althea claims eyewitnesses allegedly observed Joseline smoking crack cocaine out of a pipe backstage during the show. Althea believes Joseline was high as a kite when she attacked.
It's interesting ... Althea is NOT suing the show or the network, which means one of 2 things:
1. Producers didn't orchestrate the fight
2. They did but she needs the job
I Don't Want to Hurt Paparazzi...
My Father Was One of 'Em
8/27/2014 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West played the 'some of my best friends are black' card in his civil lawsuit over the LAX paparazzi attack -- revealing that his dad was once a celebrity photog.
During deposition for the suit filed by Daniel Ramos ... Kanye told Ramos' attorney, "My father was a paparazzo himself." He added that his parents didn't raise him to "be out here wrestling with random paparazzi in front of LAX."
Kanye said he respects some of the paparazzi and gets along with them from time to time, but accused Ramos of asking him about "dumb s**t."
West went on to list a bunch of other jobs his dad did -- marriage counselor, medical illustrator and Black Panther. Maybe explaining why .... as we first told you ... he also declared himself, "the smartest celebrity you've ever f***king dealt with" during the deposition.
Priceless Script Signed By Oprah Stolen
8/27/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A precious script from "The Butler" -- signed by Oprah and the rest of the cast -- has been stolen ... and cops think it could turn up at an L.A. sale.
Co-producer David Jacobson came home recently to find his doors flung wide open, his Hollywood house ransacked and his car missing. A frantic Jacobson searched inside and quickly noticed one of the pilfered items was the prized script.
Cops determined Jacobson was hit by a burglar who had broken into other homes in the area.
We're told 2 other victims found some of their stolen property at a nearby garage sale. Cops talked to the people who were running the sale and the guy told them who gave him the stuff to sell.
So cops got a search warrant for the suspect's house -- Police found several stolen items and arrested 3 people at the house, but the script was nowhere to be found.
Naomi Wildman in
"Star Trek: Voyager"
8/27/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Scarlett Pomer is best known for playing the half human half Ktarian Naomi Wildman -- opposite Nancy Hower as Samantha Wildman -- in the late '90s sci-fi show "Star Trek: Voyager." Guess what she looks like now!
Accused of Packing AK-47 on Tour
8/27/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Young Jeezy didn't have just any old weapon when he was busted Sunday ... he was armed with a military style AK-47 ... according to court docs.
We're told Jeezy is one of 6 people who've been charged with possessing the assault rifle ... a felony charge. All of the suspects were on the rapper's tour bus when cops found the weapon, and our sources say they all got charged because no one copped to owning it.
We broke the story ... cops searched the bus while investigating the deadly shooting at Wiz Khalifa and Jeezy's concert last Friday.
Two of Jeezy's entourage members are already convicted felons ... so they got 2 additional charges.