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'Django Unchained' Actress

Ordered to Apologize to Cop

She Accused of Racism

5/4/2015 2:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The "Django Unchained" actress who was handcuffed after allegedly having sex with her boyfriend in a car has copped a plea ... and part of the deal is apologizing to the officer she accused of racism.

Daniele Watts pled no contest to disturbing the peace and in return the lewd conduct charge was dismissed.

Watts and her boyfriend were in a car outside the CBS Studios in the San Fernando Valley last September when people in a nearby office building called cops to complain they were having sex in the car.

When LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker asked Watts for her ID.... she claimed she was targeted because she's an African American with a white boyfriend and went public with her outrage. When she refused to cooperate she was handcuffed.

But TMZ obtained an audiotape of the encounter, and you hear Watts play the race card and the "I'm an actress" card almost from the get-go.  

Watts and her boyfriend must each do 40 hours community service and write apology letters to Sgt. Parker and two other officers.

It's vindication for Sgt. Parker, who was angry when Watts made her initial racism claims.

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'Walking Dead' Star

Arrested for DUI, Pot, and ...

Triple Digit Speeding

5/4/2015 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Seth Gilliam Arrested For DUI

Seth Gilliam plays a priest on "The Walking Dead," but got busted for blazing like a bat out of hell down a highway, possession of marijuana, and DUI. Let us pray. 

Police in Peachtree City, GA arrested Gilliam -- who also played a cop on "The Wire" -- early Sunday morning after officers say they clocked him at 107 mph. Once he was pulled over ... cops smelled booze, and asked Gilliam if he'd been drinking. They say he admitted to having 3 beers and a shot.

According to the police report, the arresting officer also discovered a joint in a cigarette box, hidden in the arm rest.

Cops say Gilliam blew a .107 blood alcohol level. He was arrested and released after posting a $9,818 bond.

It's weird -- Seth's arrest came 2 days after his 'Wire' and 'Walking' co-star Chad L. Coleman freaked out on an NYC train. Something in the water?


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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Everybody in the Pool for a Brawl

... At Rehab [TMZ TV]

5/4/2015 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ludacris hosted a pool party at the Hard Rock in Vegas where an all out brawl broke out. Fists, furniture, bottles ... everything was flying!

Absolute mayhem, and at least twice as entertaining as the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. tmz-on-tv-3

Lawrence Taylor's Son

Guilty Of Statutory Rape

... Gets 30 Years

5/4/2015 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lawrence Taylor Jr. -- the son of NFL legend Lawrence Taylor -- just plead guilty to statutory rape, child molestation, and aggravated sodomy (oral sex) ... and was sentenced to 30 years in prison ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Taylor Jr. was arrested in Georgia after two 13-year-old girls told cops Lawrence had forced himself upon them on separate occasions.

According to Cobb County Superior Court officials, Taylor Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in jail ... but will be eligible for release in 10. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the father of one of the victims ... who says he is happy Taylor Jr. is off the streets, but feels he should have gotten MORE time for his crimes.

We reached out to the Taylor family -- so far, no comment.

FYI -- Taylor's father is also a registered sex offender ... who plead guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute in 2011 ... stemming from an incident with an underage girl.

Chris Brown

Suspect in Las Vegas Battery ...

Basketball Related Again

5/4/2015 12:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Brown is accused of brawling with another guy early Monday morning during a basketball game in Las Vegas -- and police have named him a suspect for battery.

The altercation went down at the Palms Casino Resort -- according to police ... Chris was playing hoops at 3:42 AM and at some point he got into an argument with one of the guys playing -- and allegedly punched him. The pickup game was being played in the famous Hardwood Suite ... where Chris was staying.

Police responded to the scene, but didn't talk to Brown when they got there.

Cops say Chris now has 2 options: either sign a citation for misdemeanor battery, and agree to show up in court to face the charge -- OR take his chances with the D.A ... who would decide whether to press charges.

TMZ broke the story ... Brown just settled a lawsuit over another fight during a pickup basketball game in an L.A. gym.

But he also dodged a major bullet -- if the Vegas fight had happened before Chris got off probation in the Rihanna case -- back in March -- he could be going back to jail.


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Charlie Sheen

Josh Hamilton Doesn't Need AA

... Have a Drink, Hit Bombs

5/4/2015 11:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0504_charlie_sheen_josh_hamilton_tmz_gettyCharlie Sheen has a message for MLB superstar (and recovering substance abuser) Josh Hamilton -- "F**k AA" ... have a drink and go hit some bombs."

Sheen is FURIOUS at the Los Angeles Angels for the way they treated the embattled slugger -- claiming they did him dirty by trading him to the Rangers after admitting drug use. 

Now, Sheen isn't just blasting the team -- but the whole concept of Alcoholics Anonymous altogether ... with a scathing new message on Twitter. 

"Dear Josh Hamilton, How you are being treated by the 'Devils' is shameful. F*ck AA. Have a drink and go hit some bombs!"

We're gonna guess AA is going to respectfully disagree with Mr. Sheen's position. We're calling 'em for comment -- stay tuned.

update_graphic_red_bar  12:00 PM PST -- AA says it does not comment on statements made by individuals ... and will not respond to Sheen.  update_grey_gray_bar

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Rosie O'Donnell

My Wife is Loaded

She Even Has a Beemer

5/4/2015 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rosie O'Donnell's wife does not need Rosie's money because she's got plenty of her own ... this from the mouth of Rosie herself.

As we reported Rosie's people say Michelle Rounds is a money grubber who is trying to invalidate the prenup and is making wild claims to make Rosie fold. 

But we found this clip of Rosie on Howard Stern's show in October 2011, not too long after Rosie met Michelle, when she goes on and on about how successful Michelle is and how she has her own money.

Michelle is gunning for full custody, claiming Rosie is deep into alcohol and weed. Rosie says Michelle is a liar. 

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The Walking Dead:

Star Goes Ballistic over Baltimore Unrest

5/4/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • Kylie Jenner's Horrific Driving Faux Pas
  • A Wild Brawl in Vegas after Manny/Floyd's Championship Bout
  • Taylor Swift Causes Mayhem in Japan
  • Tiger Woods is Single... Will His Ex Swoop In?

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Rachel Uchitel

I'm Leaving the Door Open for Tiger

...If He Grovels

5/4/2015 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Call it kismet, or karma, or whatever ... there's a chance Rachel Uchitel and Tiger Woods will go another round.

Rachel tells us she just broke up with baseball star Bret Boone, days after Tiger called it quits with Lindsey Vonn.

So the question ... does Mistress #1 still have a hankerin' for the golfer with a roving eye?

Sources close to Rachel say she told them, "We both loved each other very much," but adding, "It was humiliating and devastating to have to break up that way."

Now the opening ... Rachel says, "He would have to do some major apologizing to get back in my good graces, that's for sure."

No word from Tiger, but remember, when he was banging Rachel he was at the top of his game.

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Britney Spears

Beach Football

Guess That Ankle Is Okay!

5/4/2015 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0504-britney-spears-football-beach-splash-fix-5Britney Spears' bum ankle kept her from performing Friday and Saturday night in Las Vegas, but it didn't keep her from playing beach football on Sunday!

Brit ditched the soft cast she had on her left ankle on Friday -- and hit the sand in Malibu to toss around the ol' pigskin with bf Charlie Ebersol.

After rolling her ankle Wednesday night, Brit cancelled her weekend shows, per doctor's orders.

Just a guess, but beach football probably was NOT what the doc ordered.

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Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow

Hold The Beef

We're Burger Buddies

5/4/2015 11:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Martin Gwyneth Paltrow TogetherChris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are showing the world their divorce is 100% USDAmicable ... because they spent this past Sunday together chowing down on burgers.

The Coldplay front man and Iron Man's squeeze were snapped out in L.A. together for the first time since their April divorce.   

We'd say they buried the hatchet ... but they never had 'em out. 

#ConsciousUncoupling

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Kylie and Kendall

Don't You Dare Use Our Names!!!

5/4/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WARNING TO KYLIE MINOGUE OR ANYONE ELSE NAMED KYLIE ... YOU MAY NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO USE YOUR FIRST NAME BECAUSE A 17-YEAR-OLD THINKS IT SHOULD BE HERS AND HERS ALONE. 

It's all part of the Kardashian's blitzkrieg campaign.  We've learned Kylie Jenner has filed an application last month to trademark her first name to "entertainment in the nature of providing information by means of a global computer network in the fields of entertainment, fashion and pop culture."  0501-sub-kendall-kylie-tear-tss-03Kylie also wants to mark her territory for personal appearances "by a celebrity, actress and model."

Although someone might theoretically use the name "Kylie" with a different font, K.J.'s lawyers could swoop in and argue it creates confusion among consumers.  So Kylie Minogue, move over.

BTW ... Kendall has filed an application to trademark her first name for the same purposes.

So watch your ass, Ken Doll.

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Ludacris

MASSIVE Brawl Erupts

At Vegas Pool Party

5/4/2015 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The REAL fight in Vegas went down the day after Mayweather-Pacquiao -- a huge melee at the Rehab pool party hosted by Ludacris.

The video is absolute INSANITY -- showing multiple brawls around the pool on Sunday at the Hard Rock Hotel -- fists, chairs, bottles, ice buckets and more were hurled. Even before the fight broke out ... you can see the crowd rip a door off its hinges to burst into the party! 

Jamie Foxx and Will Smith's son Trey were also at the party at some point -- though it appears they weren't involved or injured in the fight. Perks of VIP.

Here's the odd thing -- Vegas cops tell us they got no calls for this brawl. We've got a call in to the Hard Rock too.

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