Jodi Arias got more than a murder conviction in Arizona ... she got Hepatitis C ... and she blames it on Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who she also claims is in a conspiracy with none other than Nancy Grace.
Jodi -- who was convicted last year of murdering her ex-BF Travis Alexander, is awaiting the death penalty phase of the case.
Jodi claims in new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- while she was in the custody of Sheriff Joe ... she was given a Tuberculosis shot with an infected needle, which gave her Hep C.
She also claims her left silicone breast implant leaked and caused a fungal growth. Jodi alleges she was denied medical care.
Jodi also claims Joe has put cameras in her cell and forces her to say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning or else she won't get fed.
Now Nancy Grace ... Jodi alleges Joe intercepted sexual letters between her and Travis' cousin and leaked them to Nancy, who then blabbed about them on TV. Nancy claimed the 2 were getting hitched.
Jodi -- who filed the papers without the benefit of a lawyer -- wants a restraining order against Nancy and Joe ... prohibiting them from allegedly violating her privacy and hurting her ability to get a fair shake in the death penalty phase.
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
4/19/2014 1:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Crazy stuff this week. "X-Men" director Bryan Singer slapped with a sexual assault lawsuit, and Columbus Short is now skating on thin "Scandal" ice after his wife claimed he pulled a knife on her and threatened murder. So we gotta ask ...
'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape
Through the Roof!
4/19/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There might be a new queen of sex tapes ... TMZ has learned the tape starring Mimi Faust from "Love & Hip Hop" is one of the hottest pre-sellers Vivid has ever seen.
Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch tells TMZ ... they've made more than $400,000 in pre-sales ... just off the trailer. Hirsch says Vivid has never seen pre-orders at this level.
"Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta" is set to drop Monday in full on Vivid.com and Hirsch says he's expecting sales to be massive.
Or he could just be talking about Nikko's manhood.
Ex-Knicks Star Larry Hughes
Questioned In Rape Investigation
4/18/2014 1:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former New York Knicks star Larry Hughes is being questioned by the NYPD as part of a sexual assault investigation ... this according to the NY Daily News.
TMZ Sports had previously confirmed with the NYPD that investigators were looking into an incident at the Trump Soho in NYC ... and now, the Daily News reports Hughes is the suspect.
Joins 'The Voice'
4/18/2014 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gwen Stefani's gonna make good money off Christina Aguilera getting knocked up -- TMZ has learned Gwen has signed on to be a judge on "The Voice."
Multiple sources connected to the show tell us ... No Doubt's lead singer will be on Season 7 ... which starts taping in June.
Producers started looking for new blood in February after Christina announced she was pregnant. Makes sense ... she'd be 8 or 9 months along by the time Season 8's battle rounds began.
We're told NBC wanted Christina to stay during her pregnancy but she's having a difficult time already and ultimately bowed out.
Gwen's deal is for one season right now, and we're told Christina has already signed on to rotate back into her spinning chair for Season 8.
NBC had no comment.
Thunder From Down Under
103-Year Old Lady
Got a Face Full of Junk
4/19/2014 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Age 'aint nothing but a number ... even when a 103-year old lady wants you to swing your crotch around while wearing a pair of skivies.
The guys at the "Thunder From Down Under" show in Las Vegas treated Hilda Eveleyn Kottman -- a minor internet celeb -- to a special dance Friday night in the V.I.P. lounge.
We're told the guys had to make a special trip to her section ... because Grandma Evelyn would take too long getting to the stage.
Talk about putting another shrimp on the barbie.
In other news...
The usually-flawless Jennifer Aniston was spotted on set of her latest movie sans makeup.
She actually looks her age without the face paint!
Used by the White House To Plug Immigration Reform
4/18/2014 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber haters got played by the White House ... which just refused to comment on their petition to have Bieber deported -- but instead used the opportunity to rant about its immigration policies.
The We the People petition first got to the White House back in January when 273,000 people signed it ... demanding President Obama yank Justin's green card and send him back to Canada.
If organizers reach the required number of signatures the White House is supposed to address the issue -- but today side-stepped the matter, saying ... "to avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address ... matters within the jurisdiction" of other government agencies.
Translation: We'll let the courts deal with Bieber.
The statement -- sent to everyone who signed the petition -- also included 2 pages about the President's immigration reform plan ... which it claims could shrink the deficit by nearly a TRILLION dolllars "or 100 billion copies of Mr. Bieber's debut album."
Yes, they took time to do the math.
Your tax dollars at work.
'The Chew' Lawsuit
Woman Claims TV Studio
Is Recipe for Disaster!!!
4/19/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"The Chew" TV studio in New York City is a veritable death trap ... according to a woman who claims she was seriously injured at a taping of the show.
According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ ... Angelina Delic says she was part of the show's studio audience in 2012 when she tripped and fell down some stairs, which did not have a handrail.
Delic's lawyer tells TMZ Delic stumbled over a raised toe strip, fell down six steps, and landed on her right shin (gnarly photo below). The lawyer says nothing was broken, but she eventually developed a bacterial infection. The lawyer says Delic had to see her doctor on 21 occasions to treat the infection.
And credit to Delic's lawyer for painting a harrowing picture of the studio in the lawsuit ... calling it "dangerous, full of debris, hazardous, unsafe, full of traps and concealed dangers."
She's now suing ABC for negligence. Delic doesn't name an amount, but her lawyer says the medical bills alone exceed $50K.
A rep for ABC tells us they have no knowledge of the claim.
In other news...
These eight celebs had second thoughts about the huge knockers they added to their chests.
Do they look better busty or basic?!
Easter Feast Behind Bars
4/19/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is locked up for Easter -- but he'll still get to enjoy a delicious holiday meal ... courtesy of the Virginia justice system.
TMZ spoke with the Northern Neck Regional Jail -- where Chris is being held until his Washington D.C. assault trial begins on Monday -- and it sounds like he'll be having a mostly traditional holiday:
-- Turkey Ham (no pork out of respect for Islamic inmates)
-- Bread Pudding
We're told bible study and ministers will be available for anyone who wants that kinda thing. Unclear if Chris will partake -- but a little prayer couldn't hurt before the trial.
Suffers Gruesome Thumb Accident
... in Saudi Arabia
4/19/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A WWE referee's thumb was nearly SEVERED from his hand during a bloody incident in Saudi Arabia yesterday ... but it wasn't for stealing a falafel from the market -- he's just a klutz.
Charles Robinson was preparing the ring for a WWE event with other crew members before Friday's show in the Middle East ... when something went terribly wrong and his finger got caught in the turnbuckle.
The result ... a DEEP DEEP GASH that nearly sliced his thumb in half.
Fortunately for the ref, a WWE doc was on standby and managed to quickly stitch him back together again.
But seriously, don't steal falafel in Saudi Arabia ... that hand-cutting thing ain't a myth (proof's on YouTube).
War at 'Glee'
Lea & Naya THROW DOWN
4/17/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
What's The Big Frigin'
4/19/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
GOOD GENES OR
4/19/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Alicia Silverstone is still a total betty!
Here's the 18-year-old version of the uber-cute "Clueless" star at a premiere in Los Angeles back in 1994 (left) -- and 20 years later, the now 37-year-old mother and author at a book signing in New York earlier this month (right).
Like, the question is...