"Howard Stern Show" wack packer Eric "The Actor" Lynch has died at 39 ... TMZ has learned.
Eric's longtime manager Johnny Fratto tells us Lynch was rushed to a hospital in Sacramento Saturday after he started having heart problems ... and we're told most of his organs just gave out.
An official from the hospital confirms Eric passed away Saturday afternoon ... and Fratto says Lynch was surrounded by family and friends when he died. We're told his caretaker Jon was also present.
Eric appeared on the Stern show just last week ... and said his parents would be taking over caretaking duties because Jon was moving away.
Eric has been calling into the Stern show since 2002 ... and would famously call in to yell at Howard. He had a love-hate relationship with pretty much everyone on staff. His medical condition was never explained on the show -- but he always claimed to have outlived doctors expectations.
Eric also made a few cameos on TV shows like "In Plain Sight" and "Fringe."
Back in 2009 we shot Eric rolling up to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Beverly Hills -- where he actually got the valet to park his pimped out Power-Wheels style Escalade.
Hackers Release Topless Message to Johnny Depp
9/21/2014 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amber Heard has been hit by the celebrity hackers hard ... with tons of her pics appearing to have leaked online -- including one topless photo that features a message to Johnny Depp.
Over 50 topless pictures were posted onto 4chan/Reddit from Amber Heard Sunday afternoon ... and it may be the biggest invasion of privacy since Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were first hacked.
In one photo Amber is holding up a sign that's clearly a message to her fiance J.D. ... and refers to him as "Tonto."
The FBI has been on top things since the first wave of photos were released ... we contacted them today -- and they tell us their investigation is still on going.
So far, no word back from Amber's reps.
'Ink Master' Judge Chris Nunez
Arrested For DUI
9/21/2014 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Ink Master" judge Chris Nunez was arrested Saturday in Florida ... after he got busted for driving under the influence.
The Spike TV star got pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign ... and he was eventually hauled off to jail for DUI -- according to the Broward County Sheriff.
It's unclear what Nunez was allegedly on -- booze or drugs -- but we're told he was released hours later on bond.
We reached out to Chris for comment, so far ... no word back.
Will Reportedly Claim TMZ Edited Tape
... Dumbest Defense Ever
9/21/2014 8:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ray Rice will reportedly argue that TMZ Sports edited the "inside the elevator" video ... thereby altering what really happened that night.
He's right. We did edit the video ... and we made that point crystal clear in our original post -- the same post where we also INCLUDED the raw unedited version showing Rice KOing Janay Palmer.
As we initially reported, the original raw video was jerky -- in that it would move forward and then in reverse every couple of frames ... so we removed the reverse frames.
Again, TMZ Sports included the raw video in our original post.
Maybe Rice's team should've scrolled down.
Honey Boo Boo
Single Dad Day
9/21/2014 9:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo is handling her parents break up by gripping a paintball gun and spending the day with newly single dad Sugar Bear.
HBB and her pops hit up a local paintball park with Pumpkin and Chubbs Saturday. Mama June was noticeably absent following the split.
Probably better June doesn't have a weapon around Suge. As we previously reported ... June reportedly caught him trolling dating sites -- and now plans on moving the kids out of their home once they're done filming this season.
Not surprisingly, the reality show's cameras were rolling at the paintball park.
Nude Pictures Leak
Celeb Hackers Up the Ante
9/21/2014 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
2:00 PM PT -- Meagan responded on Instagram ... ripping people for reposting the pics which she says were intended for her husband. She added, "evidently we all know how I feel about my t**ties."
11:00 AM PT -- Photos also leaked online showing what appears to be Meagan Good taking a topless selfie. There are also 2 videos that appear to show Abigail Spencer from "Suits" naked.
The celebrity hackers are back ... with a vengeance. The latest victim appears to be Rihanna -- despite the fact that a simple Google search reveals her boobs line the online landscape.
Early Sunday AM two nude pictures that appear to be RiRi were leaked onto 4chan/Reddit ... one with a censored version of her breasts ... the other pic showing bare ass and slight nipple. The uncensored photo was released hours later.
They look like they were taken during some sort of fitting.
As we previously reported ... a second wave of leaks has been going down all weekend -- nude pics of what appears to be Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Bosworth and Hope Solo have all surfaced.
Gabrielle Union is also a victim -- topless pictures of her surfaced -- and she told us her legal team will contact the FBI.
We reached out to Rihanna's rep -- so far, no word back.
In other news...
It's been over 20 years since Curly Sue warmed our hearts, and A LOT has happened in her real life since she stepped away from the big screen.
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
9/20/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Ray Rice elevator videos continue to have huge repercussions in the NFL and far beyond. One big question ... Is Roger Goodell fit to run the NFL. So we gotta ask ...
Nickelodeon Star Miranda Cosgrove
Fan: I'm Going to Kill Myself
'Cause You Don't Love Me
9/21/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nickelodeon star MIranda Cosgrove got a spectacularly horrifying set of pics from a fan ... who threatened to kill himself with a hairdryer in a bathtub because his love for her was not returned.
Joshua Stockton also sent Miranda pics of a slit wrist, writing, "Maybe I'll finish the job I started."
Stockton was upset because he was vying for Miranda's affection by sending her gifts through UPS and she had them all returned -- unopened.
Miranda filed legal docs -- asking a judge for protection -- claiming Stockton would troll her social media, looking for fan sightings of the actress. If someone posted a pic of Miranda at USC -- where she goes to school or at Disneyland -- Stockton would show up.
A judge felt there was a serious threat ... so he ordered Stockton stay clear of Miranda.
In other news...
Kim Kardashian probably wishes she put on underwear after cameras caught her outside in this compromising position!
I'm Calling the FBI
Over Leaked Topless Pics
9/20/2014 8:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gabrielle Union says she was the victim of a digital hate crime ... after some topless photos she sent to Dwyane Wade somehow leaked onto the internet -- and now her legal team will be contacting the FBI.
Union and Wade released a joint statement saying, "it has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures."
They add, "I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide."
Topless pics of what appears to be super model Emily Ratajkowski and Jenny McCarthy also leaked online today -- as well as nude photos what appears to be Kate Bosworth and Lake Bell.
Union and Wade add, "For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes - We send our love, support and prayers. We have done nothing wrong."
We reached out to reps for Ratjkowski, McCarthy, Bosworth and Bell ... so far, no word back.
Ex Titans Kicker Rob Bironas
Dead at 36
Crashes Car Into Trees
9/21/2014 7:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas -- Terry Bradshaw's son-in-law -- died Saturday night after he lost control of his SUV and crashed into a line of trees.
The Metro Nashville PD says Bironas was traveling fast in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali when he lost control in a curve shortly after 11 p.m.
Cops say the SUV veered off the road and struck a bunch of trees before it flipped over. Bironas was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Cops also say there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs. They believe Bironas was heading home ... because the accident occurred less than a mile from his house.
Rob married Terry Bradshaw's oldest daughter Rachel back in June ... and even though Bironas was no longer a Titan -- Terry jokingly told our photog before the wedding Rob still had permission to marry her.
'American Choppers' Stars
They Stole My Wheelchair Bike!
Claims Disabled Man
9/21/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guys from "American Choppers" got major props for creating a wheelchair-accessible motorcycle -- only problem is they allegedly stole the concept from a disabled biker, and cut the poor guy out of the deal.
Christ Tavantzis -- who suffers from polio -- claims he patented the modified 3-wheeler and pitched it to 'AC' stars Mike and Paul Teutul Jr. at a bike show in 2008.
Now Tavantzis is suing the Tuetul bros because he says they went ahead and built their own version of his trike -- without him -- and then unveiled it at a charity event for the Chris and Dana Reeves Foundation ... where they were lauded for the creation.
In his suit, Tavantzis says it's bad enough polio has taken away his physical abilities -- but now he has to fight to protect his thoughts and ideas too. He's suing for fraud, conspiracy, and discrimination against people with disabilities.
We've reached out to reps for the show ... so far, no response.
What's The Big Frigin'
9/21/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porn Star Missy Martinez
I Got Blasted
In Freak Sex Toy Accident
9/21/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of the best selling sex toys in the world nearly made porn star Missy Martinez the ultimate fire crotch -- according to her the thing shot flames at her lady bits, and now she's demanding answers.
Missy claims the fiery scene went down Thursday on set -- in the Valley, of course -- when she turned on her Hitachi magic wand vibrator, and the handle immediately heated up. She tells TMZ ... sparks flew out of the base where the cord connects to the device.
The really scary part is it happened inches from her moneymaker, and a vaginal piercing on her porno scene partner ... according to Missy.
She says she fired off a harsh letter to Hitachi, claiming the device is defective and potentially deadly.
Missy says she suffered minor burns on her hands, but all other parts escaped unscathed. We've reached out to Hitachi, but so far no word back.