• FS1
    9:00 PM PST

    9:30 PM PST

Kodak Black Arrested at Rolling Loud For Lying on Gun Apps, Feds Say

5/13/2019 3:03 PM PDT

Kodak Black got busted at the Rolling Loud music festival because the feds claim he falsified gun applications on two different occasions to buy firearms.

According to the two-count indictment filed against Kodak in the Southern District of Florida -- obtained by TMZ -- the rapper knowingly made a false or fictitious statement when he tried buying guns twice earlier this year ... once in January and again in March. 

Prosecutors say he acquired weapons in at least one of those transactions. 

The alleged lie ... that he was NOT under any indictment or information for a crime that could land him behind bars for over a year.

Of course, Kodak is in the middle of a criminal case that could easily land him a prison sentence of more than a year if convicted. Remember, he was indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2016.

His attorney, Bradford Cohen, tells us, "We need to see the evidence in order to fully evaluate the claims made against him."

His trial for that case was supposed to get started last month, but it's been postponed.

As we reported ... Kodak was picked up by local and federal authorities in Miami as he was just getting ready to take the stage and perform. We're told the officers who were waiting for him had warrants for his arrest, and that he was later taken to a police station.

Kodak is still in custody and will face the judge again on Wednesday.

Felicity Huffman Recommend 4 Months in Prison As She Enters Guilty Plea

5/13/2019 12:36 PM PDT

12:36 PM PT -- A tearful Huffman just pled guilty ... she also disclosed her daughter suffered from learning disabilities through her life. She will be sentenced in September.

12:00 PM PT -- Felicity Huffman just acknowledged her guilty plea agreement with prosecutors and an assistant U.S. attorney said in court that the government will ask for a four-month prison sentence as well as a $20,000 fine. The prosecution made a note that they went light on Felicity, as they could've gone after money laundering charges ... like they have for Lori Loughlin and others who didn't cop a plea. It appears she's right in the middle of entering her plea now.Felicity Huffman just walked into a Boston courtroom to make it official -- she's pleading guilty Monday for her role in the college admissions scandal.

The actress arrived at the Boston courthouse with her brother, Moore. No sign of Felicity's husband, William H. Macy ... at least not yet.

The ex-"Desperate Housewives" star is one of 24 people who've agreed to plead guilty in the case. Although she'll make her plea official Monday before the judge ... we're told it could still be another 12-14 weeks until she's sentenced.

As for those consequences ... prosecutors want her to do 4 to 10 months in a federal prison, but Huffman wants to argue it should be 0 to 6 months. Ultimately, the judge will decide, and could also slap her with fines and restitution.

Huffman was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud as well as honest services mail fraud. She paid Rick Singer $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT test, and her girl had twice the amount of time as normal to take the exam and her answers were corrected afterward.

Felicity released a statement saying she was ashamed of the pain she caused her daughter and her family, adding ... "I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions."

Originally Published -- 10:05 AM PT

Latin Pop Star Arcangel Claimed Horseplay After Allegedly Kicking Baby Mama Into a Wall

5/13/2019 10:39 AM PDT

Latin pop star Arcangel told cops a side kick he delivered to his baby mama was just them horsing around -- even though cops say the kick sent her flying into a wall.

According to the arrest report, obtained by TMZ, a Las Vegas police officer says he responded to a call for a domestic disturbance on April 25 at The Cromwell Hotel ... where he encountered Arcangel and a woman who said he was the father of her children.

The responding officer goes on to say the woman told him nothing happened at first, and that she and Arcangel had just gotten into an argument. Arcangel himself backed that up, saying she had gotten upset that he was possibly talking to another woman.

Oh, and the cops say Arcangel casually mentioned a "little kick thing," but didn't elaborate beyond that.

Well, the officer says he went to watch the surveillance video capturing the altercation himself, and claims he watched Arcangel deliver the brutal side kick. The officer says Arcangel later told him, "that is how they play around."

Nevertheless, the officer arrested Arcangel on the spot. The singer was ultimately booked for misdemeanor domestic battery.

Blac Youngsta Charges Dropped in Young Dolph Shooting Case

5/13/2019 8:41 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

No Monday blues for Blac Youngsta ... he's celebrating all charges against him getting dropped in the Young Dolph shooting case.

According to the Charlotte District Attorney's Office ... the 6 felony counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property and 1 count of conspiracy were dropped because there's zero evidence Youngsta was driving the car that pulled up and shot Dolph's SUV in February 2017.

What's more ... the D.A. says BY told them he had a rock-solid alibi ... placing him in Durham, NC at the time of the shooting. The D.A. also says he was not ID'd by any witnesses and "there is no scientific evidence linking him" to the shooting. 

You'll recall Young Dolph accused Youngsta of blasting more than 100 rounds into the SUV. At the time, Dolph said he thought Youngsta was targeting him in a jealous rage. Nobody was injured from the shooting ... mostly because Dolph spent $300k to bulletproof his SUV.

Youngsta and another man ultimately surrendered to authorities 3 months after the shooting. But, that's now all a thing of the past.

BY's attorney, Robert Corbett, tells TMZ ... "We provided an affirmative defense that proved that [Blac Youngsta] was not involved. We're thankful for the patience of our client in allowing this to work its way through the criminal justice system and to the District Attorney's Office in properly analyzing all of the evidence."

Youngsta was pretty psyched about the news ... taking to Instagram to write "it's time to celebrate a victory." He captioned the post, "I'M INNOCENT."

Conor McGregor Charges Dropped In Phone Smashing Case

5/13/2019 6:41 AM PDT
Breaking News

Conor McGregor is off the hook in his Miami phone smashing case -- prosecutors have dropped the charges against the UFC star after the victim stopped cooperating with authorities. 

"The victim of the crime does not wish to return to the United States and prosecute this case," prosecutor Khalil Madani said during a hearing on Monday. 

As we previously reported, McGregor was captured on video getting into an altercation outside the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami on March with Ahmed Abdirzak -- who was visiting from the United Kingdom. 

In the footage, you can see McGregor snatch the guy's phone, stomp on it ... and leave the hotel with it. 

He was arrested hours later and ultimately charged with felony robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief. 

But now, prosecutors say Abdirzak has left the country and doesn't want to come back to aid in Conor's prosecution ... which everyone saw coming from a mile away. 

Here's why ... Abdirzak had filed a civil lawsuit against Conor -- which McGregor ultimately settled out of court.

Translation -- Abdirzak probably got a huge payday and wasn't exactly motivated to help put Conor behind bars. 

This now clears the way for Conor to negotiate his next UFC fight without having to worry about being unavailable because of incarceration. 


Todd Chrisley's Son Arrested on Drug Charges ... & Open Warrant for Threats

5/11/2019 12:36 PM PDT

"Chrisley Knows Best" star Todd Chrisley's oldest son was picked up by cops in Oklahoma on drug charges -- which led them to find he was also wanted in another state for allegedly threatening to kill his wife.

Kyle Chrisley was arrested last week and booked into Okmulgee County Jail for felony possession of methamphetamine, and was also held on an open warrant for his arrest out of Dekalb County, Georgia. It's unclear if Kyle was still behind bars as of Saturday -- the jail wouldn't confirm with us one way or another.

Regarding the allegations coming out of Georgia -- his estranged wife, Alexus Chrisley, told authorities there that Kyle made death threats against her back in January of this year.

According to the affidavit, obtained by TMZ, Alexus claimed that Kyle had threatened to kill her in a text message exchange, in which he allegedly wrote, "[N]ot before I end you. Im going to the streets I will get my s**t and take care of this problem with you because if I'm not with you nobody will be. Bye Alexus."

Per the docs, Alexus responded, "thats a threat to my life" to which he allegedly answered, "yes :Lexi it was. Goodbye." Police cited other text messages provided by Alexus which allegedly show Kyle pointing a weapon at his head, as well as drug usage.

A judge signed off on the warrant to bring him in around mid-January. Kyle shares a young daughter, Chloe, with a previous girlfriend of his, Angela Johnson, who appeared on his father's hit reality show. Kyle appeared on the USA series for only one season.

Speaking of his dad, Kyle has had a rocky relationship with Todd since at least 2014, when he publicly accused him of using Chloe for diversity ratings -- she's half black.

We got Todd around that time, and he openly told us that Kyle would undergo weekly drug testing, calling it a "necessity." 

Todd has also said that Kyle suffers from bipolar disorder, and would continue to grapple with that for the rest of his life. 

We've reached out to Kyle for comment, so far ... no word back.

Nipsey Hussle Murder Case Eric Holder's Attorney Quits ... Chris Darden Says 'F*** You' to His Haters

5/10/2019 12:32 PM PDT
Breaking News

12:32 PM PT -- Darden just joined us on "TMZ Live" where he further explained his reason to back off of the case. He also said that while he's got a lot of haters ... his supporters really show out to help him as well. Darden hopes the same attention that people put into intimidating him off of the case will be used to stop violence in the streets. 

Nipsey Hussle's alleged murderer is going to need a new lawyer -- Christopher Darden is quitting the case ... and it sounds like a wave of death threats to him and his family were just too much.

Darden says he's filed a motion to withdraw as Eric Holder's defense attorney. Holder happens to have a hearing scheduled for Friday in L.A. Superior Court, and Darden says it's the last time he will appear in court on the case. 

Darden, who famously prosecuted O.J. Simpson in his double murder trial, says he's received death threats since taking Holder's case -- and the flood of hatred reminded him of the O.J. case. As he put it, "Just as they were in 1995-Cowards never change. These days these cowards don’t send letters instead they sit anonymously behind keyboards threatening a man’s mother and children."

Darden hinted he might reveal more in the future about exactly why he's bailing on Holder -- aka "Shitty Cuz" -- but made it clear to his haters that he won't forget ... "To those who issued those threats to my children please pay close attention so there is no misunderstanding. Later. F**K YOU!"

Truth is, Darden's been mercilessly berated ever since agreeing to defend the man accused of killing someone as beloved as Nipsey. One threatening tweet said, "Remember it was written in the book of life that the children shalt suffer from what the parents do."

But, Darden wants to make the point that under the Constitution, EVERYONE deserves a defense in court. He says, "After centuries of a history of black men hung from trees without trial, or after the thousands of cases of black men tried, convicted and executed without counsel ... I cannot understand why in 2019 some people would deny a black man his 6th Amendment right to counsel of his choice."

Originally Published -- 10:35 AM PT

Ex-OSU Coach Zach Smith Arrested After Altercation At Elementary School

5/10/2019 6:58 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

6:58 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call placed by Smith's wife from the school ... and she says Zach was irate -- "yelling" at the principal until cops arrived.

More trouble for former Ohio State coach Zach Smith ... cops say they arrested Urban Meyer's ex-assistant after he got into an altercation with officials at his children's elementary school Thursday.

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office confirms to TMZ Sports that Smith showed up to Scioto Ridge Elementary School in Ohio to pick up his kids at around 3 PM.

The problem? They say because of a civil protection order with his wife -- who was already at the school -- Smith was NOT allowed to be there until 6 PM.

When school officials confronted Zach ... cops say an altercation took place -- and Zach was eventually arrested for violating the protection order.

Per jail records, Smith was booked at 6:24 PM and has not been released yet.

As we previously reported ... it's been a nightmare past year for Smith -- who was fired from his role as Buckeyes' receivers coach last summer when he was the centerpiece of a domestic violence scandal involving his wife, Courtney.

She accused him of abusing her on several occasions ... and while Zach denied ever getting violent, he admitted things had gotten physical during heated disputes in the past.

The 35-year-old has been out of coaching since his Ohio State departure in July.

Originally Published -- 6:52 AM PT

Anthony Weiner All the Way Free Next Week ... Leaving Halfway House

5/10/2019 7:50 AM PDT

T-minus 4 days until Anthony Weiner is back on these streets.

The disgraced ex-Congressman will finally complete his stay at a halfway house on May 14, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. As we first reported back in February ... Weiner got out of prison, but was not yet a free man. He was transferred to a residential re-entry center in NYC.

Once he's officially out, he'll be under supervised release for 3 years and he'll have to submit to DNA testing with his probation officer. He also must register as a sex offender and pay a $10k fine.

As we've reported ... Weiner started serving his 21-month prison sentence in November 2017 after pleading guilty to sexting with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. He was initially supposed to get out in August 2019, but good behavior slashed his sentence 3 months to May 14.

As you know by now ... Weiner resigned from Congress after his sexting scandal in 2011. His NYC mayoral run fell short in 2013 after it was uncovered he was sexting Sydney Leathers under the infamous alias, "Carlos Danger."

The convicted sex offender saw his marriage fall apart after his latest sexting scandal. Huma Abedin filed for divorce just hours after Weiner struck a plea deal for sexting the teenage girl.

Mama June Dumped by Lawyer on Crack Case ... Says She's Gone Dark

5/8/2019 7:34 AM PDT

Mama June and her boyfriend are in the market for a new lawyer in their crack cocaine arrests ... 'cause the one they had is done trying to defend 'em since they won't even talk to him.

George B. Bulls II filed a request to be taken off the case, and the judge signed off on it. Bulls says ever since June and her BF, Geno Doak, were busted back in March ... he's made several attempts to contact his clients, but to no avail. 

Bulls says aside from June and "Cracky Bear" NOT communicating with him ... he claims they've "failed to comply" with their attorney/client agreement.

You'll recall ... the couple was busted for possession of crack cocaine and paraphernalia -- including a needle and a pipe -- while at an Alabama gas station.

While they're not talking to their now ex-attorney, June and Geno still appear to be thick as thieves. Just a few days after their arrests ... they were trying to hit the jackpot at a casino ... and they've been spotted there multiple times since.

They're gonna need some winnings for a new retainer. 

'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon Charged with DV ... For Alleged Drunken Attack on GF

5/6/2019 4:24 PM PDT

Former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon has officially been charged with domestic violence after his shocking arrest back in 2017 ... TMZ has learned.

According to court docs filed by the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, Brendon is facing one count of felony corporal injury to a spouse -- which is punishable by up to 4 years in state prison if convicted. 

It's interesting ... the DA also filed a notice letting the judge know they're planning on laying out other evidence showing alleged past acts of DV. Prosecutors have also made it clear they're coming for Brendon even if the alleged victim isn't available at trial.

We broke the story ... Brendon was arrested back in October 2017 after cops say he drunkenly attacked his girlfriend at a Palm Springs hotel bar by pulling her back to their table by the hair ... after allegedly yanking her by the arm at first.

Hotel staff called cops, and Brendon was taken into the station for felony DV ... where he posed for this mug. His reps had no comment for us at the time.

Roger Stone The Naked Truth ... Strip Club Gigs Paying My Defense!!!

5/6/2019 10:16 AM PDT

Roger Stone is under the gun and under-funded for his legal defense -- so, ironically, he's ripped a page out of Stormy Daniels' playbook -- making big money at a Virginia strip club.

Don't worry, President Trump's former campaign adviser remained fully clothed Saturday night at Papermoon Southside Gentleman's Club in Richmond. He was the guest of honor, though ... taking photos with fans and signing autographs ... sometimes right on dancers' asses.

The club's director of special events, Mike Dickinson, tells TMZ ... Roger was paid a flat fee to show up for the night and do quick meet-and-greets with fans. Entry to the event was $25 a pop, and that included a photo and autograph, if you wanted one. All in all, Dickinson estimates Stone was able to raise high 5-figures for his legal defense against a 7-count federal indictment.

Stone was there with his longtime associate, ex-madam Kristin Davis ... who got wrapped up in Robert Mueller's investigation. Stone is accused of soliciting stolen emails from WikiLeaks that could've helped the Trump campaign in the 2016 election. 

He's pled not guilty to all the charges -- and touted that again during the strip club appearance. 

Vince Vaughn DUI Case Dismissed ... Pleads No Contest to Reckless Driving

5/3/2019 1:32 PM PDT

Vince Vaughn got a good result in his DUI case ... the DUI and other charges have all been dismissed after the actor pled no contest to "wet reckless" driving.

TMZ broke the story ... Vince was arrested in Manhattan Beach, CA, back in June, after being snagged at a DUI checkpoint. Cops say he was uncooperative when officers told him and his passenger to step out of the vehicle.  

Vaughn was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher, and disobeying a police officer ... all misdemeanors.

The 3 charges were just dismissed, and Vince -- who was not in court but was represented by his lawyer, Blair Berk -- pled no contest to wet reckless -- which is a reduced charge when someone drives with alcohol in their system, but it is not a DUI.

Vaughn will pay a $390 fine -- plus various penalties which ups the payout to around $1,700 -- and he must attend an alcohol ed course, and he'll be on informal probation for 3 years.

Around the Web