Tori Spelling is having a nervous breakdown ... according to multiple people who are intimately involved in her life.
Our sources tell TMZ ... it all came to a head when Tori checked herself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center over the weekend. We're told her "Ebola scare" was all a ruse ... "a lie" to cover up what we're told is her crumbling personal life.
Our sources are consistent about the problems that have caused Tori to lose it:
-- Her marriage is dangerously on the rocks. We're told Tori had a nuclear argument with Dean recently over a nanny he wanted to hire who she felt put the kids at risk. But the bigger problem -- we're told she's telling people he's skipping AA meetings and fears he's close to drinking again. Tori's biggest fear ... alcohol is what Dean says caused him to cheat.
-- Tori and Dean are financially strapped if not flat broke. Candy is not helping her out financially, and they've blown through her $800K inheritance from Aaron Spelling. She's freaking out that she's turning 42 and believes her scripted career is over, and her reality career is shaky.
-- Tori is faking illness to the point she is actually making herself sick. The Ebola craziness was never real ... but Tori created such drama around it, staying up days at a time and not eating ... she made herself sick and her health is compromised.
One very close friend is trying to stage an intervention, telling TMZ, "I am hoping that shedding some light on it for all of her fans to read may actually lead her to seek some change in her life ...kind of like David Hasselhoff watching the drunk video of himself eating a hamburger."
I Can't Get Work
Because of 'Molestation' Tape
10/24/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins says he's now unemployable after audio of him confessing to child molestation surfaced.
Collins' lawyer filed new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in which he says the divorce trial between the actor and Faye Grant just got a whole lot easier, because there won't be a fight over future income.
Collins' lawyer says, "Faye's decision to parade that recording ... has resulted in Stephen having no income other than investment income and pension income."
As you know ... TMZ posted audio of Collins' confession to molesting and/or exposing himself to 3 young girls.
His lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, adds, "Stephen suffers greatly from the pillaring (sic) by the media surrounding Faye's unlawful recording."
No Poussey For You In Prison!
10/24/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Teresa Giudice will serve time in the prison that was the inspiration for "Orange is the New Black" ... but there will be no hookups AND she won't be as fashionable.
We got hold of the prison handbook for the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT -- where she'll serve her 15 months -- and the rules FORBID intimate relations between inmates -- a la Poussey and Taystee.
And she can forget prison chic -- the official uniform is grey, khaki, white, or pastel green.
Giudice will get family visits ... where kissing and touching IS allowed ... but her 4 daughters and Joe will max out at 12 visits a month.
She'll also have to work ... most likely in one of the prison factories -- those jobs generally go to inmates who have to pay off huge restitution debts, so she qualifies.
As for buying stuff ... inmates are limited to $320/mo. at the prison store. She's allowed to beautify herself at the prison barber shop.
Come to think of it ... it's a lot like Jersey.
I'm Praying For Oscar Pistorius
... My Dad Was a Killer Too
10/23/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lolo Jones has no problem showing sympathy for convicted killer Oscar Pistorius ... because her father also went to prison for homicide.
Jones was at LAX today when we asked if she agreed with the 5-year sentence for Pistorius, and her answer was pretty surprising. She opened up about her father's life sentence for a murder, and why it's made her "non-judgmental" about Oscar -- despite all the facts surrounding Reeva Steenkamp's death.
Check out the clip ... Jones does say she's praying for both families involved -- but refuses to condemn Pistorius. Strange?
Bravo Star Melyssa Ford
Still In Major Pain
After Bottle Blow To Head
10/24/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Blood, Sweat & Heels" star Melyssa Ford showed off the nasty head wound she got when a cast member smashed her with a bottle, and based on this video -- this was no fake reality TV fight.
Ford was being wheeled into Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC on Thursday. She's still getting treatment for head and foot wounds after Geneva Thomas allegedly attacked her while taping this week.
As we reported .. Geneva was arrested and booked for felony assault.
Ford sounds confused about what caused the attack. She also sounds really woozy 2 days after the brawl.
Guess Who This
Witchy Little Woman
10/24/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this sweet little sorceress became a Hollywood horror she was just another cute little kid looking to collect some candy in Rhinebeck, New York. Can you guess who she is?!
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Kim Kardashian's life is pretty much an open book, except for these five things you never knew about her ... including her BIGGEST regret!
All I Wanna Do Is Dump This House
... For a Profit [Photos]
10/24/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It took Sheryl Crow 2 years and 4 price reductions to get it done ... but the singer/songwriter just scored a sweet $2.6 million profit on her Hollywood Hills compound.
Sheryl was finally able to find a buyer to take her estate for a cool $11 million ... even though she initially listed it in 2012 at just under $16 mil.
The 10+ acre spread actually has 3 full houses on it, with a main house and 2 guest houses for a total of 11 bedrooms. The place even has its own campsite, tepee, palapa, and a bridge connecting the homes.
Sheryl bought the Hollywood compound for $8.4 mil way back in 1998, so she ultimately pocketed a nice chunk o' change ... which will do her good.
How Does It Feel?
Try Fat & Happy
10/24/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tyrese & Sanaa Lathan
After Dinner Date ...
Come On Back To The Crib
10/23/2014 5:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tyrese Gibson almost made a clean getaway with his new GF -- almost, but we got the shot of him out on date with Sanaa Lathan ... the first shot of the new power couple.
Sources close to the pair tell TMZ ... Tyrese and Sanaa had dinner at Pizzeria Mozza in Hollywood on Monday, but no one got pics or video. Then on Wednesday night they hit the Cheesecake Factory in Topanga ... and our camera guy spotted them.
Tyrese was tight-lipped, but Sanaa was in the passenger seat as they left. Later in the evening, Sanaa picture-snitched on herself. We're told the pic she posted on Instagram -- showing off new jeans -- was taken in Tyrese's house.
After years of rumors -- we're told they're finally ready to go public.
So, there ya have it -- TyNaa!
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Scary Kids Scaring Kids Singer
Family Tells Cops
Heroin Killed Him
10/23/2014 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Scary Kids Scaring Kids singer Tyson Stevens died from a drug overdose, possibly heroin ... that's what his mom and girlfriend told cops.
Stevens died Monday and the official cause of death is unknown. But law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... there's smoke. The girlfriend and mom say Stevens had struggled with heroin addiction for a long time, although he was recently clean.
Our sources say Stevens' body had "old track marks" that had scabbed on his inner right ankle. We're told there was no heroin in the house where he died, but cops did find weed and pipes.
The toxicology report should reveal precise cause of death. It's due in a few weeks.
Gwyneth & Chris
The Gold Standard of Hollywood Separations
10/22/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
I Got a New
Part Time Job
10/23/2014 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is gonna be real busy until 2015 ... less with music, more with court ordered work.
Chris appeared in court Thursday for a progress report in the Rihanna beating case and his community labor was upped to 4 days a week -- so he can complete his remaining hours by January.
Typically, community labor sessions last for around 8 hours -- and at 4 days a week ... that means he's one day shy of having a new full time job.
Chris' therapist wrote a letter to the judge raving about his progress, saying he has his act together. The shrink says he's following his "medication management."
The judge also mentioned Chris violated his probation by breaking a law ... speeding. He got a ticket, but seriously, cut the dude a break.
Misguided Actor Sues Landlord
In Small Claims Court
10/23/2014 12:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Val Kilmer clearly doesn't watch "The People's Court" or "Judge Judy" ... because he's about to learn a hard lesson about tenants doing home improvements.
Val was in Van Nuys small claims court Thursday ... battling his landlord over $6,000 that was withheld from his security deposit when he moved out of his Malibu rental.
The landlord claims Val made unauthorized improvements on the beach house. But Val just told the judge the landlord should give him his money back along with a big THANK YOU. The actor claims he materially improved the pad by putting some sort of wallpaper on the wooden cabinets and painted the fireplace.
The landlord doesn't like what Val did at all ... and submitted scores of pics to prove his point.
Fact is, it doesn't matter. According to the testimony ... there's a lease that says a tenant can ONLY modify the rental with the landlord's prior written approval, and apparently that didn't happen.
Val's security deposit totaled $23,500 and the landlord returned all but $7,400. The judge took the case under submission, which means in a few days Val will get a letter ... and we're guessing it won't be good news.