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Orlando Bloom Busted For Speeding In His Porsche

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Orlando Bloom Busted For Speeding In His Porsche

BEVERLY HILLS (TMZ) — Orlando Bloom was allegedly hauling ass through a quiet neighborhood when he got busted for speeding … and he had his young son in the car.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Orlando was caught going over 60 MPH in a 25 MPH zone around 9:30 PM last Friday night in his Porsche in the flats of Beverly Hills.

(EDITORS NOTE: IT appears to be an LA County Deputy in the photo which means the ticketing may have actually been in or near WeHo.)

We’re told Orlando zoomed past a motor unit, so police lit him up and pulled him over … the ‘Pirates of The Caribbean’ star was not happy about getting cited, but he was cordial with cops throughout the stop and then sent on his way.

Orlando was with the 8-year-old son he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr. We’re told his fiancee, Katy Perry, was not in the whip.

It still rings true … motor cops don’t care who you are — generally.

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College Admissions Ringleader Rick Singer Says FBI Told Him to Lie

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(TMZ) — The FBI told the ringleader in the college admissions scandal to lie and say his clients knew he was bribing college officials, and when he wouldn’t play ball they yelled at him … this according to Rick Singer himself.

It’s a stunning, possible game-changing development in the case. One of the parents who’s being prosecuted — Elisabeth Kimmel — filed legal docs Wednesday claiming the government just belatedly produced notes from Singer’s iPhone.

Singer writes, “Loud and abrasive call with agents. They continue to ask me to tell a fib and not restate what I told my clients as to where there [sic] money was going — to the program, not the coach and that it was a donation and they want it to be a payment.”

In other words, Singer says he told his clients the money they were paying was a donation to the school, not a bribe to a coach.

Singer’s notes have implications that go far beyond Elisabeth Kimmel. Fact is … Lori Loughlin and other parents will benefit from the new revelation because it goes to the heart of the government’s case — namely, where the parents thought the money was going. If they thought it was going to the school, prosecutors may have had the rug pulled out from under them.

As we reported, Lori and other defendants have complained prosecutors have been withholding key evidence that tends to show the parents did not commit a crime. This new piece of evidence may be the smoking gun … made all the more powerful by the fact the government didn’t disclose it in a timely fashion … not even close.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli just filed their own motion regarding the exculpatory evidence prosecutors finally produced … and their docs include even more notes from Singer.

After Singer described the “loud and abrasive” call he added, “Essentially they (FBI agents) are asking me to bend the truth which is what they asked me not to do when working with the agents and Eric Rosen (Asst. U.S. Attorney).”

Singer also noted that someone named Liz, presumably a federal agent, “raised her voice to me like she did in the hotel room about agreeing with her that everyone bribed the schools. This time about asking each person to agree to a lie I was telling them.”

According to the motion, filed by Lori and Mossimo’s attorney Sean Berkowitz, Singer also noted the “Government’s desire to ‘nail’ one of the defendants ‘at all costs.'” The defendant they referred to was not Lori or Mossimo.

The docs, obtained by TMZ, also say Singer’s notes demonstrate that “those agents attempted to bully him into lying and saying something different” from what he told clients prior to the FBI beginning its wiretapping.

As Berkowitz says in the docs, Singer’s notes are “devastating to the Government’s case and demonstrate[] that the Government has been improperly withholding core exculpatory information, employing a ‘win at all costs’ effort rather than following their obligation to do justice.”

For now, Lori and Mossimo are requesting a postponement of setting a trial date, which was scheduled to happen Thursday in a Boston federal court — but their motion also informs the court they’re considering filing motions to dismiss and motions for sanctions against prosecutors for withholding this evidence.

They also point out prosecutors’ lengthy delay in handing over Singer’s notes has already screwed over defendants who took plea deals “without the benefit of this evidence.”

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Rapper Pop Smoke Dead, Murdered in Hollywood Hills Invasion Robbery

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Rapper Pop Smoke Dead, Murdered in Home Invasion Robbery

HOLLYWOOD HILLS (TMZ) — Pop Smoke, an up and coming rapper, was shot and killed Wednesday morning in what appears to be a home invasion robbery … TMZ has learned.

The rapper was at a home in the Hollywood Hills at around 4:30 AM when 2 men wearing hoodies and masks broke into a house … this according to law enforcement sources. We’re told the 2 men fired multiple shots, striking and critically wounding Pop Smoke. The men were seen fleeing on foot.

ATTEMPTING CPR

Pop Smoke was rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead.

The suspects have not been caught and as far as we know they have not been identified. It’s unclear if Pop Smoke knew the shooters. One man was placed in handcuffs but cops determined he was not involved and was released.

Pop Smoke released an album back in July and one of the songs, “Welcome to the Party,” blew up … it was considered by many the song of the summer. Nicki Minaj did a remix of the song a few months later. He also did a song, “Gatti,” with Travis Scott.

We got Pop Smoke out at LAX back in July, and he told us about a hoop dream that came true.

Pop Smoke was 20.

RIP

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NFL Player Julian Edelman Arrested for Jumping on Car in Beverly Hills

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Julian Edelman Arrested for Vandalism After Jumping on Car

BEVERLY HILLS (TMZ) — New England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested Saturday night after allegedly jumping on the hood of someone’s Mercedes … TMZ Sports has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us it went down this way … Julian was in Bev Hills walking around at about 9 PM when for some unknown reason he hopped up on the car, causing damage.

Impressive, considering the 33-year-old reportedly needs surgery on his left knee during the offseason.

The bad news for Julian … cops were in the area working a robbery case when someone flagged them down and gave them the lowdown.

Edelman was arrested, cited for misdemeanor vandalism and released. He left with his friends.

Our law enforcement sources say it was apparent to them Julian had been drinking … which might explain a lot about the incident.

The L.A. County D.A. will decide whether to file charges … it’s possible — very possible — this case goes nowhere if he squares up with the car owner, but we’ll see.

Of course, Edelman was only in Beverly Hills in the first place because the Patriots didn’t make it to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

They were knocked out last week by the Tennessee Titans, which beat the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night.

We reached out to Julian’s rep … so far, no word back.

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