Diddy Sued By Former Model Who Claims Drugging, Sexual Assault

Diddy is facing yet another lawsuit filed by a former model who claims the disgraced mogul enticed her with promises of career advancement, but she claims his plan was far more sinister.

Crystal McKinney claims in the suit, obtained by TMZ, in 2003 -- when she was 22 -- she was invited to a Men's Fashion Week event at Cipriani Downtown in NYC. She met Combs at the event and he invited her back to his studio.

She says shortly after their arrival, Combs and several colleagues were drinking Hennessy and passing around joints. She took a hit, which she said was "very powerful," and felt as if she was floating. She claims the joint had been laced with a narcotic or other drug.

Kelly Rowland Heated Exchange at Cannes!!! Pops Off On Security Guard

Kelly Rowland's not the life of the party at the Cannes Film Festival ... in fact, the way she's waving her finger, seems she's downright pissed about something going on at a big glitzy event.

The Destiny's Child alum was strolling in Tuesday for the premiere of "Marcello Mio," rocking a striking blonde bob and a bold red dress -- looking very celebratory, but photographers captured several less than thrilled looks on Kelly's face as she had a heated exchange with a security guard.

Check it out ... the staffer's seemed to be trying to calm the situation by reaching out toward Kelly's arm to guide her into the event, and away from hundreds of onlookers.

Aaron Rodgers Explains Rejecting RFK Jr.'s VP Bid ... Not Ready To Retire

THERE WERE TWO OPTIONS...
New York Jets

Aaron Rodgers is opening up on his decision to forgo a political career -- at least for now -- saying he simply wasn't ready to walk away from his day job as the quarterback of the New York Jets.

AR8 spoke with the media at his team's OTAs on Tuesday ... when he addressed his name being thrown around as Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s potential running mate for the 2024 presidential election.

Specifically, he was asked how seriously he considered the move ... and Rodgers explained he was facing a fork in the road -- but it ultimately came down to one thing.

Matthew Perry Death U.S. Postal Service Joins DEA, Cops In Investigating Drug Source

Matthew Perry's death is mobilizing multiple federal agencies -- TMZ has learned the DEA's now getting assistance from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in its efforts to find the person who gave the actor the ketamine that killed him.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the USPS' federal investigatory authorities are now involved in the probe, and looking into whether Matthew acquired any drugs through the mail. We're told the postal inspectors are offering their expertise -- including their ability to track packages and other mail-related investigation tools.

DECEMBER 2023
SURGERY-LEVELS OF KETAMINE
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TMZ broke the story ... local police and the DEA have been investigating the circumstances surrounding MP's passing for months -- after the toxicology report found the actor died from acute effects of ketamine.

*NSYNC's CHRIS KIRKPATRICK REUNION CHATTER 100% UNDERWAY!!! ... Talks 'Name Drop' Pod

NEVER SAY NEVER!!!
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*NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick is stirring the pot ... telling TMZ, talks about getting the band back together are indeed heating up.

Chris says he's definitely had lengthy discussions with JT, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, and Joey Fatone about the band's future -- and it's just a matter of getting everyone on the same page about what they wanna do next.

He confirms to us they're working on it, and it's not a categorical no to a stage comeback -- much to the delight of tour promoters and music labels eager to cash in on the guys getting back together.

Stolen Car Suspect Pulls Hit-and-Run ... Right in Front of News Crew

CAUGHT LIVE ON CAMERA
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A local news crew in Milwaukee captured a brutal hit-and-run on camera ... and the viral moment happened totally by chance.

As TMJ4 journalist Kaylee Staral shared with her followers on X, she was in a Milwaukee neighborhood following up on a shooting in the area ... when a silver sedan came barreling down the street.

Check it out ... the journalist and a bystander are chatting on a sidewalk when a loud screeching sound is heard off-camera. The silver sedan avoids crashing into an SUV, but seconds later drives head-on into a parked minivan.

Ex-'Southern Charm' Star Kathryn Dennis Arrested for DUI

UPDATE

12:23 PM PT -- Berkeley County Detention Center just released Kathryn Dennis' mug shot.

Kathryn Dennis is facing some serious legal trouble after getting busted Monday night for driving under the influence in South Carolina ... TMZ has learned.

Cops in Goose Creek, SC booked the former "Southern Charm" star after they say she was involved in a 3-car collision. In documents obtained by TMZ, a responding officer described Kathryn's alleged state at the accident scene as appearing impaired with "glossy eyes and an odor of alcohol coming from her person."

5/20/24
BEFORE THE DUI

This is her first offense with drinking and driving ... though it isn't her first run-in with the law.

SINGAPORE AIRLINES BOEING 777 HIT BY SEVERE TURBULENCE ... 1 Dead, Many Injured

THE AFTERMATH

UPDATE

10:45 AM PT -- Boeing just released a statement saying, "We are in contact with Singapore Airlines regarding flight SQ321 and stand ready to support them. We extend our deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one, and our thoughts are with the passengers and crew."

A Singapore Airlines plane took a 6,000-foot drop after running into some nasty turbulence ... leaving 1 person dead and over 30 hurt.

Check out the clip -- you can see the food and debris left behind after the Boeing 777-300 jet hit bad turbulence when flying to Singapore from London Tuesday ... forcing it to make an emergency landing in Bangkok at 3:45 PM local time.

Derek Chauvin Hit with $9M Lawsuit ... Allegedly Used George Floyd Force On Woman

Derek Chauvin -- the disgraced police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd -- is facing new troubling allegations that sound painfully similar to what the world witnessed nearly 4 years ago.

In documents obtained by TMZ ... a woman named Patricia "Patty" Dawn Welch Day claims Chauvin and Ellen Jensen, another Minneapolis police officer, used excessive force on her during a January 2020 incident.

Patty alleges Chauvin and Jensen "violently yanked" her from her vehicle without justification and threw her to the ground -- which she says caused her to fracture her tooth, injure her arm and shoulder, and sustain other injuries ... all before being handcuffed.

40 FLAMINGOS KILLED STRUCK BY INCOMING FLIGHT IN MUMBAI ... Carcasses Everywhere!!!

FLAMINGO FATALITIES

There are 40 fewer flamingos in India after a disastrous airstrike -- the exotic birds were taken out by an Emirates airliner coming in for a landing in Mumbai, and the carcasses were scattered around the airport.

Flight EK 508, carrying 300 passengers from Dubai, sustained some damage but safely landed moments after colliding with the flock -- and images of the aftermath, and subsequent cleanup, are graphic.

Residents from nearby Ghatkopar alerted wildlife groups about the mutilated remains of the birds ... which you can see in the video as the Forest Department recovers the carcasses. Officials are reporting broken pieces of wings, claws, and beaks strewn all over the area.

Rapper Cam'ron Interview With CNN Goes Sideways ... Diddy-Cassie To Blame

WHO BOOKED ME FOR THIS ???
CNN

update

11:30 AM PT -- A source familiar with the situation tells TMZ … Cam'ron's rep was fully aware and briefed about the segment and topic ahead of his interview on CNN NewsNight with Abby Phillip.

9:53 AM PT -- Cam'ron isn't apologizing for his behavior during last night's wild CNN interview.

CHESS NOT CHECKERS
It Is What It Is

On his "It Is What It Is" sports show he cohosts with former Bad Boy rapper Ma$e, the Harlem rapper said CNN only contacted him to talk BS, so he gave them just that -- a BS interview!!!

GRACELAND Elvis' Home in Foreclosure ... Riley Keough Cries Fraud, Fights Sale!!!

Elvis Presley's granddaughter, Riley Keough, is fighting tooth and nail to prevent Graceland from being sold in a foreclosure auction -- a move she claims is based on fraudulent documents.

Riley -- who inherited Graceland from her late mother Lisa Marie Presley -- filed docs to block the foreclosure auction of the historic Memphis property, which is set to go down in just 2 days.

The notice of the sale says the foreclosure is based on Lisa Marie having signed docs to borrow $3.8 mil from a company called Naussany Investments and Private Lending, and she apparently used Graceland as collateral.

Takeru Kobayashi Competitive Eating Legend Retires ... Cites Health Reasons

Competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi -- a six-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion -- has announced his retirement from the sport.

Joey Chestnut's longtime opponent revealed the news in the Netflix documentary, "Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut" ... saying he's ready to focus on his well-being and repair the damage he's done to his body over the past two decades.

Kobayashi rose to fame after winning his first Fourth of July contest in 2001 ... and went on to earn the mustard belt five more times.

Common Haven't Watched Diddy-Cassie Vid ... Not My Place to Judge!!!

WHO AM I TO JUDGE?
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Common says he's not keeping up on news that brings bad energy, and that includes Diddy's videotaped beating of Cassie -- he's avoiding it altogether, and trying to focus on the positives in his own life.

TMZ Hip Hop caught up with the legendary lyricist Monday in Bev Hills, where he slyly sidestepped our question about popping THE question to Jennifer Hudson. Instead, Common assured us he and Pete Rock were about to bring the heat with a new collab album.

As for why he's avoiding the latest on Diddy, Common reiterated his mantra is all about peace and love ... he's coming off a two-part harmonious album named 'A Beautiful Revolution,' so his track record backs that up.

Austin Maddox Ex-Red Sox Pitcher Busted In Anti-Child Predator Sting

UPDATE

5/20 -- 8:02 AM PT -- Authorities have released Austin Maddox's mugshot ... and he appears a bit beaten up, with red marks on his face, and what looks like a partially swollen eye.

TAKEN TO THE GROUND
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Former MLB third-round pick Austin Maddox was arrested during an anti-child predator sting in Florida last month ... and now, the ex-Red Sox pitcher is facing several felony charges.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released the results of its five-day "Operation Valiant Knights" bust on Monday ... claiming 27 men believed they were communicating with underage girls online -- but in reality, they were speaking to detectives.

Dwayne Johnson Transforms Into Mark Kerr For New Movie Role ... Looks Unrecognizable!!!

If you can't spot The Rock in the first image from his latest movie set ... you ain't alone -- 'cause Dwayne Johnson looks unrecognizable in his new role as ex-UFC fighter Mark Kerr!

The WWE superstar transformed into the MMA legend for A24's upcoming project, "The Smashing Machine," and check out the first look from the film he posted ... the Brahma Bull's no longer distinguishable.

Dwayne covered up his signature tats ... added a wig -- and even appeared to put on some heavy face makeup to really look the part.

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