WNBA legend Chamique Holdsclaw
just pled GUILTY in that crazy attack on her ex-GF -- where she FIRED A GUN
inside the woman's car -- but she won't spend a single day behind bars.
TMZ broke the story
... Holdsclaw -- one of the WNBA's all-time greats -- was arrested in Atlanta last year. Cops say the 35-year-old trailed Jennifer Lacy
's car in November, then attacked it with a baseball bat and fired a gun into the backseat while Lacy was inside the vehicle.
Earlier today, Holdsclaw pled guilty to 2 counts of aggravated assault, 4 counts of criminal damage, and 1 count of illegal firearm possession.
But despite the fact she FIRED A GUN ... Holdsclaw wasn't sentenced to any jail time ... instead, she got 3 years’ probation, a $3, 000 fine ... and is not allowed to possess a gun for the next 3 years.
She's also been ordered to stay away from Lacy and complete anger management ... along with 120 hours of community service.
personal bodyguard says his posse was NOT running from duty when gunmen jumped them last weekend ... they were just following the fleeing rapper's lead ... and what's more -- they think the whole thing was a setup.
Harold "Hammer Strength" Folsom
spoke with Power 107.5 in Columbus, OH this morning ... telling the radio station they had just flown into San Fran and were making a downtown pit stop when 3 dudes pulled out HUUUUGE .357 Magnums.
"(2 Chainz) took off running first. When he took off running ... then WE took off running," Folsom said.
Folsom says he heard the gunman yell at the rapper, "2 Chainz ... give it up."
The bodyguard says the whole situation was bizarre ... because the bad guys took 2 Chainz' wallet and cell phone ... but didn't touch his jewelry.
He also doesn't believe the robbers intended to hurt anyone ... because if they wanted to shoot 2 Chainz, they definitely had the opportunity ... but didn't.
Folsom says he's convinced it was a setup ... but he doesn't explain WHY he believes the rapper was targeted or what the real motivation could have been.
-- son of wrestling legend Ric Flair
-- died from an accidental overdose of heroin and other drugs ... this according to an official autopsy report released today.
As TMZ previously reported
... 25-year-old Flair was pronounced dead on March 29 after his father discovered him out cold in a Charlotte, NC hotel room.
According to the autopsy report ... traces of the muscle relaxant clonazepam and Xanax (anti-anxiety medication) were also found in Reid's system.
Reid -- who had just returned from a wrestling stint in Japan -- had struggled with heroin in the past ... according to several reports, he overdosed 3 times in 2 years.
After the report was released this morning, Ric told the Charlotte Observer, "I loved him ... He should have been on top of the world, but he was fighting a battle he couldn’t win."
isn't fit to get her kids back in the foreseeable future ... this according to Children Services, and TMZ has learned a court fight is underway.
Sources close to the situation tell us, Mueller wants her kids back when she leaves rehab -- probably in 60 days. But officials from the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services have had it with Brooke's proclamations that she's cured -- something she's said after each of the nearly 2 dozen times she's relapsed.
Four-year-old twins Bob and Max are currently under the temporary custody of Denise Richards
, after a judge ruled she's the one who can best care for the kids.
We're told Children Services has filed legal docs trying to block Brooke's attempt to get her children back when she comes back home. DCFS wants the status quo ... so Brooke can be monitored to determine that she's a fit and sober parent. And we're told DCFS thinks proof of Brooke's sobriety will take a long time.
You'll recall ... just before entering Betty Ford, Brooke was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold after authorities found she was completely out of it, and apparently on drugs, while her kids were in the home.
As for Charlie Sheen
-- we're told he's 100% on board with DCFS.
It's pretty shocking ... but Katherine Jackson
may have taken a giant step today toward convincing a jury AEG Live was negligent in protecting Michael Jackson
just days before his death.
AEG Live honcho Randy Phillips
had trouble explaining to Katherine's lawyer why he thought MJ "looked really good" in a meeting 5 days before his death when a photograph taken a day before the meeting clearly showed otherwise.
The photo shows a smiling Jackson but someone who looked gaunt and pale. On top of that, there is testimony that producer/director Kenny Ortega
and others were alarmed over Jackson's health.
In the days preceding his death, Jackson had missed rehearsals and was sweating profusely. He also seemed out of it.
As for how Phillips reconciled his statement with other evidence, he said, "I was confused as anybody."
Here's the deal ... This case was AEG's to lose. AEG could have made it simple and just said they assumed MJ was being properly cared for by the doctor MJ handpicked. But AEG has gotten a little too cute, painting a picture that the jury may not be buying.
Short story ... Propofol aside, if the jury believes AEG unreasonably pushed MJ like a circus animal, they could be in beaucoup trouble.
was thiiiiis close to making a TERRIBLE decision last night -- getting behind the wheel of his car after a night of boozing -- but at the last second, he GOT OUT OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT ... thanks to our camera guy.
The 23-year-old rapper was leaving Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood around 2am after a night of partying ... and beelined straight for the driver's seat of his Bentley.
But right before he hit the road, an intoxicated Sean had a moment of clarity ... and JUMPED out of the driver's seat so a sober person could take the wheel. The funny part ... he actually tried to blame TMZ for shaming him into making the right move.
"This is what TMZ wants to catch -- they want to catch a DUI!" Kingston says. "NOT ME!!!"
We're glad he made the right decision ... but there's one thing that's still bothering us about the situation -- would he have driven the car if our camera WASN'T there?
There seems to be an exodus from Betty Ford
... because TMZ has learned Brooke Mueller
has left the rehab facility for greener pastures.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Brooke has entered a rehab facility in Orange County. As for why she left Betty Ford ... we're told Brooke and her people felt Betty Ford was good for "detoxing" ... but she needs a different place to reboot so she can go back home and attempt to lead a clean and sober life.
It's interesting ... Betty Ford has the reputation of being the Rolls-Royce of rehab, but it seems some patients think the facility's value is limited.
We're told Brooke and her people think the O.C. facility will help her assimilate back into society -- something they didn't think Betty Ford could do.
We broke the story ... Lindsay Lohan
also left Betty Ford because the judge and prosecutor, along with Lindsay, felt the program had value for 30 days, but not the full 90.
Don't expect Gene Wilder
and Tim Burton
to share a candy bar together any time soon ... because Wilder says he flat out HATES the director's remake of his classic film, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
Wilder made a rare appearance Thursday night in NYC and spoke with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne. According to The Wrap
, Wilder called the 2005 movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" starring Johnny Depp
"an insult" to the original.
Wilder said he had no beef with Depp (calling him "a good actor") but said of Burton, "I don't care for that director. He's a talented man, but I don't care for him doing stuff like he did."Oompa Loompa doo-pa-dee do ...
It's gotta suck when Willy Wonka rips you ...
celebrated the big 6-0 last night like any newly-minted sexagenarian ... by taking in a quiet movie with friends -- but that plan fell through big time when a MARCHING BAND stomped through to wish him a happy birthday!!!!!
We're told Tim's friends were behind the birthday prank -- and it's hilarious. Tim even cracks a few zingers afterward.
For those interested, we're told Tim and his friends rented out the whole theater to see the new "Superman" movie ... but based on the reviews, the marching band was probably the highlight.
Oh yeah, if you're wondering why the seats look so fancy at this place -- it's because this theater (called iPic in Pasadena) charges $29 a ticket. No joke.
It's the deck that created a legend ... and now the very first skateboard that Tony Hawk
ever owned is going to be enshrined forever in the Smithsonian!
Hawk just posted a photo of his original beat-up board -- made by the Bahne skateboard company -- and we're guessing the item has got to be worth a friggin' fortune.
The board will officially go into the museum during the Innoskate on June 22 -- an event honoring innovators in skate culture.
Fun Fact -- This will be the SECOND Tony Hawk board in the museum ... just a few years ago, he donated one of his faves that he rode in 1987.
says he's deeply conflicted about the new "Star Trek" movie ... telling TMZ there's something missing from the flick ... something extremely important.
Burton -- who famously starred in "Star Trek: The Next Generation
" from 1987 to 1994 -- says he's already seen J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness" TWO TIMES ... but that doesn't mean he approves.
"At the end of the movie, I really care about what happens to the characters ... but I'm pretty much missing Gene Roddenberry
in J.J.'s interpretation ... and at the end of the day, that's just not OK for me."
For all you non-Trekkies out there ... Gene created "Star Trek" back in the '60s and was heavily involved in the storytelling until his death in 1991.
So ... do you agree with LeVar?
The ladies LOOOOVE Patrick Schwarzenegger
's body ... especially his nipple?
Arnold's 19-year-old kid was hanging out on a yacht in Saint Tropez with his girlfriend Taylor Burns
... when she decided to play the role of male breast inspector.
Meanwhile, over in Hawaii ... Eddie Murphy
's girlfriend Paige Butcher
rocked another tiny bikini.
Happy summer everyone.