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Machine Gun Kelly and Ultimate Fighting Champion superstar Conor McGregor nearly came to blows on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night.
The two stars clashed outside the Barclays Center in New York before the ceremony got underway after the professional fighter appeared to lunge at the rap-rocker.
Conor, who attended the VMAs with his voluptuous wife Dee Devlin, had to be pulled away by security guards. The fighter fractured his left tibia against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July. His handlers feared he might re-injure himself.
Kelly, 31, walked the red carpet with his actress girlfriend Megan Fox, 35, who bared all in a completely see-through dress.
Sources claim Conor flew into a rage when Kelly refused to pose for a photo op with him.
A New York Post insider claims McGregor threw his drink at Kelly, which prompted Kelly to step to Conor.
"They scuffled then it settled down and Conor went for him again," one source told the publication. "Everyone was screaming. McGregor was ready to throw fists. Security was having trouble holding him back."
Conor's representative was quick to downplay the drama, telling Page Six, "Conor only fights fighters."
Conor, 33, later told Entertainment Tonight "absolutely nothing" happened between him and Kelly.
"He showed up, and I don't know. I don't know the guy," he said. "Nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters, people that actually fight, you know what I mean. I certainly don't fight little vanilla boy rappers. I don't even know the guy. I don't know anything about him, except that he's with Megan Fox."
Watch video of the skirmish below.
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A zoo worker owes her life to a heroic zoo visitor who leaped into action when an 8-foot alligator attacked her.
The incident happened during a children's party at Scales and Tails reptile centre in West Valley City, Utah, on Saturday, Global News reports.
With the children watching behind a plexiglass barrier, the alligator grabbed a zookeeper's hand and dragged her into the tank.
Chilling cell phone video recorded by Theresa Wiseman shows her husband, Donnie Wiseman, shout, "We've got trouble here in here! We've got trouble!" He dived into the tank and threw himself on top of the alligator.
Wiseman wrestled the alligator as it attempted a death roll with the zookeeper's hand clamped in its powerful jaws.
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Other parents rushed the children away from the glass barrier. The gator thrashed around, then released the zookeeper's hand while a bystander pulled her out of the tank.
The gator continued to thrash around while the injured zookeeper gave Wiseman instructions on how to get away.
He then leaped off the gator and escaped from the tank enclosure.
Wiseman later told KUTV he was glad the zookeeper was there to instruct him.
"She was so professional and trained and knew what to do in a situation like that, I'm glad she was there," said Wiseman.
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An Ohio woman allegedly assaulted McDonald's employees because they refused to mix three flavors of a frozen beverage.
However, the employees turned the tables on the aggressive customer and snatched her wig back.
The incident took place on Monday, June 14, in Ravenna, Ohio. Viral cellphone video shows Cherysse Helena Cleveland assaulting two McDonald's employees who declined her request to mix three flavors into one Slushie drink.
Cleveland, 44, is seen shoving and punching two female employees when they tried to stop her from going behind the counter to mix the drink herself at a slushie machine.
The employees repeatedly asked Cleveland to leave but she ignored their requests and continued to hit them and scream verbal abuse.
At one point, Cleveland snatched the mask off one employee and threw a cup of ice in her face.
Forced to defend herself, one employee grabbed a handful of Cleveland's hairweave and punched her repeatedly, as a customer yelled, "Worldstar."
Police arrived minutes later and placed the agitated customer under arrest around 9:40 a.m.
Her bond was set at $1,000 and she was ordered to stay away from the McDonald's employees.
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Two 15-year-olds have been arrested and charged with shooting a security guard at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta.
The shooting occurred outside the Apple store near the mall entrance at 3393 Peachtree Road around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Cellphone video shows two armed suspects wearing all black and face masks attempting to rob a male guard in his 40s.
The guard appeared to be luring the two suspects away from the Apple store toward the parking lot when they opened fire.
According to 11 Alive News, the guard is hospitalized in critical condition with at least two gunshot wounds.
After the shooting, police combed the area and located the two suspects at the nearby Westin Buckhead Atlanta Hotel. Police say the suspects, a boy and a girl, were arrested at the scene.
The suspects are charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, tampering with evidence, possession of a firearm, and a laundry list of other charges.
Police recovered two firearms that may have been used in the shooting.
Atlanta is crippled by an unprecedented crime wave after out of towners burned and looted Atlanta during the Covid-19 pandemic last year.
Lenox Mall has been the scene of multiple shootings and incidences of violence since last year.
The Simon Property is located across the street from upscale Phipps Plaza, also a Simon Property. The company installed metal detectors at the entrances of both malls.
The response to the crime wave has been weakened by the lack of law enforcement as many police officers turned in their badges following last year's riots.
As a result of the criticism, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced her decision not to seek reelection.
According to sources within the mayor's office, she is moving to another state to accept a lucrative position in the private sector.
A Walmart spokesman told the New York Post it is looking into a violent altercation between a male shopper and an employee with a man bun.
Viral cell phone video shows the shopper ramming the employee with a shopping cart, then spitting on the young man who is being restrained by store security.
The shopper then turned to walk away when the employee broke free and knocked the man out cold with one punch.
A female voice is heard saying, "Don't hit him,", before the employee knocked the customer out.
The video was uploaded to Twitter.com along with the caption: "Walmart Englewood ain't playin today."
According to the New York Post, Chicago, where the Twitter user lives, has an Englewood section.
However, Walmart also has a location in Englewood, Colorado, which has an Academy Bank branch inside that can be seen briefly in the footage.
A Walmart spokesman told The Post on Friday the company was trying to find out more details about the incident.
"We're looking into it," spokesman Casey Staheli said. He added it was not immediately clear which store location the violent exchange occurred.
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A Philadelphia 76ers fan who tossed popcorn at Russell Westbrook was ejected from the arena and banned from attending future games.
The incident happened on Wednesday, May 26, when the Washington Wizards star was limping to the locker room after suffering a minor injury during Sixers Game 2 win.
As he limped into the tunnel, a Sixers fans causally dropped a few popcorn kernels on his head.
Westbrook went berserk as at least four strong assistants struggled mightily to restrain him.
Westbrook has a long history of verbal altercations with NBA fans in the stands. They know how to trigger the sensitive superstar.
NBA fans and players reacted to the incident on social media.
LeBron James, who is also a favorite target for hate, tweeted:
"By the way WE AS THE PLAYERS wanna see who threw that popcorn on Russ while he was leaving the game tonight with a injury!! There’s cameras all over arenas so there’s no excuse! Cause if the [shoe] was on the other [foot]. #ProtectOurPlayers."
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An Augusta woman who was wanted for assaulting another woman in a Little Caesars restaurant has been caught by police.
Brittany Kennedy was taken into custody on Wednesday by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshals.
Kennedy assaulted 22-year-old Emily Broadwater at a Little Caesar Pizza at 3221 Wrightsboro Road in Augusta on May 17.
Authorities say Brittany Kennedy, 25, approached Broadwater and an argument ensued. Kennedy pulled a chair out from under Broadwater, causing her to fall on the floor.
Cellphone footage shows Kennedy grabbing the victim's hair, dragging her across the floor and repeatedly punching her as Broadwater's 3-year-old daughter cried.
The victim suffered bruises, facial lacerations, a black eye and a cut lip.
Both women took to Facebook to explain their side of the story. Broadwater said she previously cared for Kennedy's three children while she was in prison.
Broadwater currently dates the father of Kennedy's children. He is the father of Broadwater's toddler.
"All I did was help a friend out with his kids while his baby mama was locked up. She has been harassing me for weeks now," Broadwater wrote on Facebook.
After Kennedy was released from prison, she allegedly stalked and harassed Broadwater before assaulting her at Little Caesars.
Kennedy is being held without bail at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center and charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping and criminal damage to property.
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The actress who played Snoop on HBO's crime drama "The Wire" was assaulted by a man outside a Baltimore strip club.
Cell phone video shows Felicia Pearson greeting a friend when another man sneaked up behind him and slapped Pearson hard.
The video shows Pearson and a woman identified as her stunt double fighting several men. The man who slapped Pearson was knocked to the ground but the video doesn't show who hit him.
That didn't stop social media from crediting Pearson's female stunt double with dropping the attacker.
Photos posted on Pearson's Instagram account shows the 41-year-old male-identified actress celebrating her birthday at the strip club with reality TV star Tammy Rivera Malphurs and Instagram models Dream Doll and JuJu.
Pearson captioned the post:
"It's my birthday thank you to my family and friends that came out... I was litty S/O to my sisters, they came and shut it down lol @charliesangelll @iamjuju_ @dreamdoll love y'all ! [photos by] @gmdtv [photos by] @brucetookit One of the best promoters in the world @nutscola111 love you and thanks always!!"
Watch the video of the assault below.
Floyd Mayweather Jr and YouTube star Jake Paul got into a heated exchange at the press conference for Floyd's upcoming boxing match with Logan Paul.
The 44-year-old champion boxer is annoyed since boxing fans say his fight with 26-year-old Logan is fake.
If you recall, Logan's brother, Jake, 24, knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson last year.
In a video posted on Thursday, Floyd suggested a boxing match between himself and Jake.
Jake tells him, "Don't be calling [event promoter] Al Haymon. Let's make it happen."
"I'm my own boss," FLoyd replies angrily.
Then Jake snatched Floyd's cap off his head and shouted "Got your cap!" before fleeing with Floyd in hot pursuit.
Chaos ensued as Floyd's security chased after them and separated the two combatants.
Question: Do you think the upcoming fight between Floyd and Logan Paul is fake?
Be warned: the video contains excessive profanity -- mostly by Floyd who never got his cap back.
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A man physically assaulted a much smaller woman at a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in Missouri.
Cell phone video shows a woman speaking with a DMV employee about her driver's license. The woman became upset and turned to leave. That's when the Black man approached her and assaulted her.
The man, who was dressed in causal clothing, identified himself as a police officer. After exchanging words with her, he grabbed the woman by the neck and began punching her repeatedly, knocking her to the floor.
The man stood over her and threatened her, telling her to "stay down."
No one in the DMV stepped forward to assist the young lady.
Eventually, a police officer arrived and placed the woman in handcuffs -- even though she was assaulted.
The video is an example of the double standard that exists in America. If the man had been white, all hell would break loose.
Watch the video below.