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Jussie Smollett and/or his attorneys are prepared to sit down with police, and that decision staved off a grand jury at the 11th hour … TMZ has learned.
Ola and Abel Osundairo were at a Chicago courthouse Tuesday, ready to testify before the grand jury … according to sources connected to the case, however, that was nixed at the last minute. We’re told they got a call that Jussie’s legal team — and possibly Jussie himself — had agreed to talk to police.
End result … the grand jury was postponed. We’re told the meeting between cops and Jussie’s team has not happened yet. We’re also told the grand jury will not convene Wednesday morning.
As for the ongoing investigation into the “attack” … we’re told law enforcement believes it happened when it did, January 29, specifically because Jussie knew the Osundairo brothers were leaving for Nigeria the next day. Our sources say that trip was pre-planned, and not connected to the alleged attack.
Also, we’re told the FBI met with the brothers Tuesday to talk about the hate mail that was sent to Jussie at Fox Studios in Chicago. The feds are checking to see if the postal stamp on the letter matches stamps police seized at the brothers’ home in Chicago. We’re told the FBI is also looking into the ripped out magazine pages found in their home … to see if there’s any match to the cut-out letters used in the racist and homophobic letter.
Our sources say the brothers told police they had nothing to do with the letter, and only saw it in a photo on Jussie’s phone.
Troubled ‘Teen Mom’ star Ryan Edwards was arrested over a whiskey bill.
According to police documents, obtained by TMZ, Edwards was at Bud’s bar in Hamilton County, Tennessee where he ordered 6 Jack Daniel’s whiskey, raking up a bill of $ 36 and then walking out without forking over the money.
The bartender called the cops and recognized his face from photos in the Criminal Justice Portal. His mug was there because he’s been arrested multiple times before, for drug possession and other offenses.
Police located Edwards and arrested him for Theft of Services Under $ 1,000.
According to cops, Edwards was in the bar from noon till 4 PM, when he left.
The incident went down last month, but he was arrested Wednesday.
He is still in custody.
Justin and Hailey Bieber are tying the knot again — but this time, they’re doing it in the sunshine and inviting a bunch of their friends and family, including another very famous couple … TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the planning tell us J.B. and H.B.’s wedding is taking place during the weekend of March 1 — which also happens to be Justin’s 25th birthday. This ain’t no coincidence — we’re told Justin wanted to be a “married” man by his next bday.
Our sources say the 2nd round of nuptials are taking place somewhere in L.A. While the Biebers’ families are primarily located in the East Coast and Canada — where they initially wanted to have the wedding — they ultimately changed their minds because the weather sucks.
So wedding #2 has moved out West, and it will be a religious affair since #1 was not performed in the eyes of God.
FWIW, this is the third batch of “Save the Date” invites the Biebers have sent, but we’re told, this time around, they’re sticking to their guns.
We got the comic in WeHo Tuesday night leaving Craig’s, and asked about his sketches from “Chappelle’s Show” where he created a music video — titled “Piss on You” — mocking the real video of R. Kelly urinating on what appears to be a teenage girl.
Dave also did a comedy sketch on the jury selection process in the criminal trial, and used R. Kelly’s scandal as material for years.
Dave said he didn’t have a vivid memory of the sketches and needed a relook.
Our photog also asked if he had regrets over not participating in “Surviving R. Kelly.” The show’s EP, Dream Hampton, claimed Chappelle was among a number of celebs who turned down interviews.
His dinner partner, D.L. Hughley, came out swinging, not only saying R. Kelly and Michael Jackson were birds of a feather, he lashed out at people who feigned ignorance for years, pretending they didn’t know.
Early Doucet — a former superstar LSU wide-receiver-turned-NFL-draft-pick — was hit with a temporary restraining order in November after allegedly brutalizing his wife for the second time.
TMZ Sports has obtained court docs filed in Louisiana which show the 33-year-old was ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the alleged victim and her 2 children after an incident in which Doucet allegedly attacked the woman and smashed up their home.
The accuser told officials Doucet physically assaulted her in early November — causing bloody injuries to her face and chest. She also claims Doucet smashed holes in the door and walls.
The judge set a follow-up hearing for December where both sides could tell their side of the story — but no word yet on if the judge has extended the restraining order.
We do know it’s the second time the accuser has gone to authorities with violent allegations against Doucet.
We’ve also obtained a police report from April 2017 showing Doucet named as the suspect for assaulting the same woman, who he was dating at the time.
Police took photos which show the woman bloodied and bruised and missing a tooth. Cops’ photos of Doucet’s hands show bloody knuckles.
We’ve reached out to officials to find out what happened with that case — so far, no word back.
We’ve also reached out to Doucet for comment but have not heard back.
Doucet was a key part of the 2007 LSU national championship team. He caught 7 passes for 51 yards and a TD in the BCS title game against Ohio State.
Doucet was later selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He never really panned out in the pros and was out of the league by 2013.
The UFC superstar posted a photo with the new baby and his older boy, Conor Jr., with the caption, “Heading home with my two healthy babies and an energized and healthy SuperMam.”
He added, “2019 is off to the best start! Thank you for the well wishes everybody!”
No word on the name or the sex of the newest McGregor family member. We’ll update as soon as we find out.
McGregor’s celebrity friends are already reaching out — The Rock posted a message saying, “Ohana! Congrats brother!!”
Hopefully, Conor had a driver waiting for him outside of the hospital because his driver’s license is still suspended in Ireland stemming from a 2017 traffic stop.
As we previously reported, McGregor pled guilty in November to going 95 in a 60 in a blue Range Rover. His license was suspended for 6 months and he was hit with a $ 1,100 fine.
Conor obviously lost that bout — but reportedly made around $ 100 MILLION.
Conor Sr. is already training his little boy how to fight — recently posting footage of Conor Jr. hitting the mitts.
Kendra Wilkinson‘s having a hard time getting officially divorced … and it’s kinda her fault.
According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ … Kendra and her estranged husband, Hank Baskett, are STILL officially married after the divorce judgment docs she submitted were rejected by the court for yet another error.
In the docs addressed to Kendra, the court clerk writes it must reject the judgment for the following reason — which was bolded, underlined and enlarged — “Please make sure the forms you submit have the correct case number, the full case number should be on all forms in the appropriate place, please check each form prior to submission to court.”
As we first reported … the same thing happened back in November when the court rejected the docs after the wrong jurisdiction date was entered and Kendra forgot to check a required box.
Worth noting … Kendra — who filed for divorce last April — filed the faulty papers each time, but Hank bares responsibility too, since he also signed the docs.
Breaking up is hard to do … but especially hard for these 2.
Ariana Grande is about that single life heading into the new year, and probably for the rest of her days … according to her, anyway.
Ari responded to an article on Tuesday which speculated on who she’s been seeing lately by hilariously tweeting, “can they tell me too?” She followed up with, “spoiler for the rest of this year / probably my life: it’s no one. please refer back to this tweet for future questions.”
spoiler for the rest of this year / probably my life: it’s no one. please refer back to this tweet for future questions. 🖤
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 1, 2019
It goes without saying … AG’s had it rough this year in the love department. She called off her engagement with ‘SNL’ star Pete Davidson … and, of course, her ex, Mac Miller, tragically died of an accidental overdose from a mix of fentanyl and cocaine.
Ariana seems to be joking about the never dating again thing, but her point is coming through loud and clear … her dating life shouldn’t be the subject of such scrutiny in 2019.
Have you heard her new single yet? It’s her … she’s single.