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Joe McKnight Shooter Released from Custody ... No Charges Filed

12/2/2016 6:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1202-ronald-gasser-joe-mcknight-getty-02The man who shot Joe McKnight has been released from custody and no charges have been filed yet ... this according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Dept. 

We spoke with a rep who tells us 54-year-old Ronald Gasser -- a white male -- was questioned and released "sometime overnight" after officials believed they had no reason to hold him any longer. 

The Sheriff's Dept. tells us ... Gasser "definitely" shot the ex-NFL running back -- but there are "questions about the circumstances surrounding what led up to it."

The rep tells us the investigation is still very much open and the case could go to the grand jury or the district attorney, which will decide whether or not charges should be filed. 

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Kylie Jenner Check Out Tyga's Miami Vice

12/2/2016 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1202-kylie-tyga-red-dress-AKMGSI-01Kylie Jenner and Tyga have reached the point where they coordinate outfits, but Kylie's red is wayyyyy hotter than his. 

The couple's down in Miami for Art Basel but took a break for sushi at Nobu in matching outfits, before taking off in a black Lambo. No word if it's Tyga's, but we doubt it.

After dinner, Kylie slipped into something more comfortable that made her ass sparkle. We're guessing Tyga had matching briefs, but don't take our word for it.

Katt Williams Gets 5 Years Probation In Gun and Drug Bust

12/2/2016 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1202-katt-williams-TMZ-01Katt Williams avoided jail time in a gun and drug case that started with an alleged baseball bat beatdown ... getting years of probation instead.

Katt pled no contest Thursday in Hall County, GA to assault and battery charges from this past March, which landed him 5 years of probation instead of time behind bars. 

As we reported ... Katt was busted with guns and drugs at his home earlier this year after a bodyguard claimed Katt had him beat with a bat for refusing to "engage in criminal activity." When cops searched his house, they found weed and several firearms.

His probation has a lot of strict conditions. On top of paying thousands of dollars in fines, he has to submit to treatment and evaluations for anger management, substance abuse and impulse control. He's also gotta stay away from the bodyguard.

Not only all that, but Katt must surrender all the guns cops found, plus the almost $16,000 they seized.

Apollo Nida Phaedra Can't Divorce Me I'm Divorcing HER!

12/2/2016 7:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1202-phaedra-parks-apollo-nida-tmz-01Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida are getting divorced -- for REAL this time, according to Apollo, who filed docs from prison.

Apollo filed his divorce petition in Georgia on Thursday ... requesting joint legal custody of their 2 children and an equitable split of their assets. He says they separated in June 2014 after nearly 5 years of marriage.

In the docs, he says they can no longer live together as husband and wife and the union is "irretrievably broken." He doesn't mention the fact he's doing 8 years in a federal pen for financial fraud. 

It's interesting ... Phaedra proudly told us last month her divorce was finalized, but we've never seen any docs to back that up, and Apollo told us that was news to him.

Looks like he wanted it to be over just as badly. As we told you, he's got a new fiancée.

We've reached out to Phaedra. No word back yet.

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Rosie O'Donnell Mum on Melania and Barron But What's Up in Your Life?

12/2/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rosie O'Donnell clearly did not want to talk about her comments about Barron Trump or her apology to the 10-year-old and his mom, Melania ... but boy did she have questions for the photog.

Rosie arrived at LAX Thursday and shut down when the photog asked about her walk back over her tweet that Barron might be autistic. He's not, and Melania was pissed.

You gotta hand it to her ... Rosie used her interviewing skills -- clearly from her talk show -- to adroitly deflect questions from the terminal to her waiting SUV.

Gotta say ... super impressive.

Shia LaBeouf Destroys Lil Yachty, Hot 97 DJ With New Freestyle

12/2/2016 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shia LaBeouf is so serious about his MC skillz, he's now ripping a DJ who put him on blast, and actual pro rapper Lil Yachty

Shia turned in a new 3-minute freestyle Friday for Charlamagne Tha God to air on "The Breakfast Club" -- and it's straight fire ... for a guy who doesn't do this for a living.

The actor-by-trade was responding to a diss from Hot 97's Rosenberg ... who mocked Shia for freestyling on "Sway in the Morning" last month.

Take a listen, there's even a shot at Drake. Shia might want to consult with Meek Mill

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50 Cent I Saw Kanye's Breakdown Coming

12/2/2016 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West dropped hints he was in a bad place before his emotional and mental meltdown ... at least according to 50 Cent.

50 came to 'Ye's defense on "Watch What Happens Live" Thursday night as Andy Cohen fired off questions about Kanye's condition, the Paris robbery and Kanye's insurance claim for cancelled tour dates.

Fiddy's usually the guy going for the jugular, but sounds like he's cutting Kanye some slack.

Conor McGregor Real Talk from N. Irish Boxing Star 'You Can't Beat Mayweather!'

12/2/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Good news and bad news for Conor McGregor ...

GOOD NEWS: Northern Irish boxing superstar Carl Frampton -- the reigning WBA featherweight champ -- says he loves Conor and would be down to train with the guy if he's serious about boxing.

Click here... it's not over yet

Wayne Brady Sorry I Missed My Show ... I Had Too Much Soul Food

12/2/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Wayne Brady was surprisingly MIA for opening night of his new play, but he's got an excuse we can all relate to -- he ate way too much on Thanksgiving. Seriously.

We asked Wayne why he missed his debut in "Merrily We Roll Along" Wednesday night, and he told us -- despite rumors of a more serious injury -- it was something way more embarrassing.

Brady assured us and all his fans there's no reason to worry, though ... he's already recovered and will be onstage at the Bram Goldsmith Theater in Bev Hills Friday night.

HoneyBaked Ham be damned.

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The rumors are true: Kourtney and Scott are officially back together after a "breakup" of a little over a year -- find out what made them give it another shot!

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Comedian Ricky Smith Thanks, Olive Garden ... For $6,000 Apology!

12/2/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1201-ricky-smith-instagram-olive-garden-01Comedian Ricky Smith got a heartfelt and high-priced apology from Olive Garden after his bizarre and allegedly racist run-in with one of its servers. 

Ricky tells TMZ ... OG's VP of Operations was very apologetic about the incident when they spoke earlier this week. He says the chain hooked him up with a $1,000 gift card, but more importantly ... a $5,000 donation to his charity, Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere.

BTW, Ricky's going back to the scene of the "casual racism" ... the Ohio Olive Garden where this all started. He says he'll use the $1,000 gift card to feed less fortunate folks. Breadsticks for everyone! 

One more act of kindness -- Ricky asked OG brass to spare the server and manager who were suspended. As he put it ... it is the holidays.

Little Mary in '3 Men and a Little Lady' 'Memba Her?!

12/2/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1201_3_men_and_a_little_lady_robin_weisman_now_photos_launchRobin Weisman is best known for playing the adorable Mary -- photographed here with Tom Selleck as Peter -- in the 1990 follow-up-flick '3 Men and a Little Lady.' Guess what she looks like now!

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Anna Faris Comes Clean About Chris Pratt Affair Rumors :(

Anna Faris got super candid on her latest podcast -- her relationship was SEVERELY rattled

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Joe McKnight Shooter Is 54-Year-Old White Male ... Cops Say

12/1/2016 3:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1201-joe-mcknight-getty-1bThe man who shot and killed Joe McKnight is a 54-year-old white male named Ronald Gasser ... the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office tells TMZ Sports

Law enforcement says Gasser is currently detained and being questioned about why he shot the 28-year-old football star. 

At this point, he has NOT been formally arrested.

Cops say Gasser stayed at the scene of the shooting until cops arrived. Once law enforcement got to the scene, he handed over his gun without further incident. 

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Cops say they're investigating the shooting as a road rage incident -- and are trying to find out what happened in the moments before the former NY Jets running back was killed

Story developing ... 

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