Former Vine star and all-around influencer Hayes Grier is facing serious charges out of North Carolina — including claims that he beat the hell out of a guy, and stole his phone. The social media star — who’s still doing his thing online after Vine collapsed years ago — was arrested and booked into jail…

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A white cop mounted a Black teen in Texas, who was being smothered by his body weight and screaming “I can’t breathe” … all this to apparently prevent her from killing herself. 18-year-old Nekia Trigg had 911 called on her Tuesday after she was spotted in a Forney, TX neighborhood partaking what eyewitnesses seemingly thought…

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The battle royale between Britney Spears‘ father and her conservator, Jodi Montgomery, is boiling over … Jodi wants Jamie out of the conservatorship and says Britney’s doctors agree. According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Jodi is officially joining Britney’s bid to remove Jamie as the conservator of the singer’s estate. In the docs,…

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Scarlett Johansson is going after the Mouse House … she’s suing Disney, claiming the simultaneous release of “Black Widow” in theaters and on Disney+ violated her deal, and cost her serious money. In legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the “Black Widow” star claims her contract with Disney stated the movie would be exclusively released in…

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R. Kelly is facing new allegations in his criminal case out of Chicago — which is about to go to trial next month — including claims that he sexually abused a male minor … whom he’s said to have met at a McDonald’s. Prosecutors in Kelly’s federal sex trafficking case filed the bombshell Friday, seeking…

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Rodney Alcala (aka, “The Dating Game Killer”) — who killed several women in Orange County, as well as a child — has died. The California Dept. of Corrections made the announcement Saturday, saying Alcala passed away of natural causes Friday while hospitalized in a hospital near the city of Corcoran, where he was on death…

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Ron Bultongez — a former ‘American Idol’ contestant who made it pretty far during his 2018 season — is facing multiple counts of sex with a minor in his home state. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the singer and one-time ‘Idol’ sensation was arrested in Grapevine, TX when he turned himself in on July…

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Tristan Thompson‘s pockets could get a little more swollen soon … he’s just been awarded a nice chunk of change in the libel case against his paternity accuser. According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the court has entered a default judgment in favor of Tristan against Kimberly Alexander for the amount of $50k ……

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Darnella Frazier, the teenager whose video of George Floyd being killed went viral, has been left shaken by a death at the hands of police once more — but this time, it’s personal. The teen’s uncle — 40-year-old Leneal Frazier — was struck in his car by an oncoming Minneapolis Police squad car early Tuesday…

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Diplo‘s being sued by a woman who claims he coerced her into performing oral sex, and recorded it — but the DJ’s attorney tells us the whole thing is BS, and the woman’s accusations are almost identical to those made by her alleged friend. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, the alleged victim claims…

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Play video content FOX 11/KTTV A Nashville man is lucky to be alive after a firework was thrown inside his convertible, and then blew up in his face … quite literally. 20-year-old Colin Kirby was heading home Sunday night in downtown Nashville ride with the top down on his BMW, when suddenly an Infiniti pulled…

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Phylicia Rashad has FINALLY done an about-face on her Bill Cosby sentiments from this week — issuing a formal apology to Howard U students … and deleting the tweet in question. The former actress — who is now Dean of the HBCU’s Fine Arts College — sent a letter to Howard U students Friday, which…

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Paris Hilton made it crystal clear where her allegiance stands in the whole Britney Spears conservatorship case … she’s with Britney, bitch. The socialite made it known Thursday night during her DJ set for the grand opening of the newest casino on the Vegas strip … Resorts World Las Vegas. Paris — who donned an…

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Britney Spears has made it clear … she wants the judge to hear her out over her long-running conservatorship, but even if she wants out, it’s virtually certain that will not happen without a sign-off by a team of doctors. As you know by now, Britney will address the judge Wednesday at 1:30 PM PT,…

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Kim Kardashian is going to have court-ordered protection from a man she claims wanted to make himself at home, literally, for a good long while … as a judge just slammed the gavel. According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Kim was granted a permanent restraining order against Charles Peter Zelenoff — who she…

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Kendall Jenner has beelined it to court for another restraining order against a man she claims has been “stalking” her since 2018 … TMZ has learned. Kendall’s attorney, Shawn Holley, filed legal docs Monday in L.A. against 23-year-old Isaias Noe Flores — aka Isaias Noah — who Kendall claims has sent gifts, professed his love…

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“Jersey Shore” star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is a newly engaged man, putting a ring on his girlfriend’s finger the same weekend his ex, Jenn Harley, allegedly pointed a gun at her new boyfriend. Ronnie asked Saffire Matos to marry him over the weekend with a beachside proposal in Los Angeles on Saturday … according to People.…

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Kim Kardashian now has legal protection against the man who allegedly showed up to her home on multiple occasions and sent a package containing Plan B and a diamond ring … thanks to a restraining order. KK filed docs Wednesday against Nicholas Costanza, whom she claims is the person who disturbingly shipped Plan B pills…

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Play video content The Black woman who claims she was dragged down a flight of steps due to racial profiling was in the mix of a brawl right before the brutal act — but she’s sticking to her version of events. Somebody captured what happened to Keisha Young at D.C.’s Nellie’s Sports Bar last weekend…

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Pooh Shiesty might not have shot the club security guard in Miami after all — at least that’s what the alleged victim’s saying now … claiming he doesn’t remember giving his original statement to cops. PS’s attorneys, Bradford Cohen and Saam Zangeneh, filed a new motion this week with what they say is sworn testimony…

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Jeff Lowe is continuing to take legal lumps — the current owner of Joe Exotic‘s onetime ‘Tiger King’ zoo was behind bars to kick off his weekend … this after a DUI bust. Lowe and his wife, Lauren, were both arrested early Saturday morning in Oklahoma County for driving under the influence … and it…

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Drake Bell is in hot water in Ohio, where he’s being charged with attempted endangering children … but he says he’s not guilty. According to court documents, the “Drake & Josh” star is also facing charges of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The docs say Cleveland Police arrested Drake … and as you can see,…

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A drag queen from RuPaul‘s TV show got busted this weekend for allegedly pummeling her boyfriend — who identifies as a man — in what sounds like a bloody ordeal. Widow Von’Du — whose real name is Ray Fry — was arrested and booked Monday for domestic violence on a warrant out in Jackson County,…

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Play video content Multiple eyewitnesses to the Boosie Badazz shooting tell a different story from initial reports about the chaotic scene, his getaway from the shooter … and what the shooter was driving. TMZ’s obtained the emergency dispatch audio from the day Boosie was shot in Dallas back in November, and based on 3 different…

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Kim Kardashian is getting protection from a man she claims is trying to get inside her home — a man who says he’s in love with her — and he’s getting dangerously frustrated. Kim’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, beelined it to court Friday and got a temporary restraining order … to protect Kim from a 32-year…

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