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Joni Mitchell

Condition Improving ...

Full Recovery Expected

7/7/2015 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0707-joni-mitchell-getty-01Joni Mitchell's prognosis isn't as dark as it's been reported -- the folk music legend's attorney says she's making amazing progress since an aneurysm ... and the words "full recovery" have been used.

According to court documents, an attorney appointed to Mitchell's conservatorship case visited the legendary singer/songwriter on June 26 at her home. 

The attorney, Rebecca Thyne, said Mitchell was feeding herself lunch when Thyne arrived and they talked about the care she was receiving from long-time friend, Leslie Morris. In the docs, Thyne says Mitchell said she wants Morris to continue as her conservator.

Thyne's encounter is interesting ... multiple reports, including one account last month from Joni's friend David Crosby, claimed she was not able to speak.

Thyne concluded, Joni was making "remarkable progress" -- and added she's "expected to make a full recovery."

Mitchell was hospitalized on March 31 after being found unconscious in her home after suffering an aneurysm. 

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LeBron, D-Wade & CP3

Just 3 Guys On a Banana Boat

7/7/2015 3:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0707_union_lebron_wade_paul_splash_2Nothing says "friendship" like 3 guys on a banana boat ... with Dwyane Wade's wife. 

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Jared & Subway

Suspending Ties ...

During Child Porn Investigation

7/7/2015 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Subway and Jared Fogle are parting ways -- for now, at least ... they've agreed to a mutual suspension of their relationship during the child pornography investigation.

In announcing the suspension, Subway added, "Jared continues to cooperate with authorities and he expects no actions to be forthcoming. Both Jared and Subway agree that this was the appropriate step to take."

Since the FBI raid at Fogle's home this morning ... all mentions of Jared have been removed from Subway's website. Fogle has been the face of Subway for more than 15 years.

Fogle has not been arrested or charged in the FBI probe.

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Miss USA

We Have Our HOSTS!

7/7/2015 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Miss USA scored 3 new hosts, and 2 of them come with beauty pageant experience ... TMZ has learned.

Reelz -- which picked up the pageant after NBC dropped it -- landed Todd Newton and Alex Wehrley to host. Alex was Miss USA Wisconsin in 2009, and Todd -- a Daytime Emmy winning TV presenter -- hosted Miss Universe in 2001.

We're also told Julie Alexandria -- an "OK! TV" host -- will be working the mic backstage for Sunday night's competition.

Original hosts Cheryl Burke, Thomas Roberts, and Jeannie Mai dropped out in the wake of pageant owner Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants.

Paula Deen

Axes Social Media Mgr ...

Nice Twitter Repost, Ya Twit!

7/7/2015 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0707_paula-deen_instagramPaula Deen's hitting the delete button on her social media manager for re-posting an old photo of her son Bobby in "brown face" ... which naturally reminded everyone of Paula's racist scandal. 

The photo -- from a 2011 Halloween episode of Paula's old TV show -- showed her as Lucille Ball, and Bobby as Ricky Ricardo ... complete with way too much dark makeup.

A rep for Deen tried to explain the faux pas, saying, "Paula immediately had this picture taken down as soon as she saw the post and apologizes to all who were offended" -- and the unnamed social media person was 86'd from Paula Deen Ventures.

Welcome to damage control Tuesday ... said Paula, Subway, and Tyga.

Cody Simpson

My Mom's Gonna Be On 'RHOBH' ...

IF I Play Ball

7/7/2015 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cody Simpson is getting dragged into his mom’s reality TV dreams, 'cause 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' wants Angie Simpson on the show ... as a package deal with Cody.

We’re told Angie's still in talks because producers want to make sure Cody can come on too. They think the Australian pop star would help draw a younger audience. But the clock's ticking -- producers plan to start shooting within a couple weeks.

The show wants to work up a dynamic between Angie and Yolanda Foster ... Gigi Hadid’s mom. The hope is they might play matchmaker and try to get Cody and Gigi back together.

Pretty sure Joe Jonas ain't signing off on this plan.

Tyga

I Didn't Send Pics of My Junk ...

But Someone Else Did

7/7/2015 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0626-tyga-tmz-01Tyga and his lawyers are gunning for the people they say released pics of his exposed penis -- and the wild part is ... there's a Caitlyn Jenner connection to this whole story.

Tyga's lawyer, Lee Hutton, tells TMZ he believes the rapper is the victim of a conspiracy designed to "maliciously shame" him. While the photos are authentic -- you can see some of his tattoos -- Tyga's lawyer believes the person he sent them to betrayed him ... and used them to manufacture a fake story.

The blog that posted the pics is claiming Tyga sent them to a transgender model.

Hutton thinks that's also offensive because ... "The allegations are false and socially irresponsible during a time when many Americans are celebrating equality."

It's a clear reference to Caitlyn and the Supreme Court decision, and Tyga and Hutton's point is -- don't use transgender issues as a punchline.

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Subway

Scrubbing Jared From Website

7/7/2015 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0707-jared-getty-02Seems Subway is losing its taste for Jared Fogle in the wake of a child porn investigation ... 'cause the sandwich giant is already scrubbing traces of the pitchman from its official website. 

As of moments ago, Subway's website no longer connects to "Jared's Journey" -- an entire section devoted to Jared, his weight loss experience ... and fun games and interviews with Jared and celebrities. 

0707-subway-jared-01The Jared's Journey page also included a blurb about Jared's foundation -- which has been under fire ever since the former director Russel Taylor was arrested for producing and possessing child porn. 

The FBI raided Jared's home in Indiana in connection to the investigation this morning ... and now, it seems Subway has wasted no time distancing itself from the spokesperson.

The Jared's Journey section -- which had been active all morning long -- now redirects back to the Subway homepage ... though Jared's image still exists in various parts of the Subway website. 

We reached out to Subway for comment -- so far, no word back. 

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NFL's Orlando Scandrick

NUKES ENGAGEMENT

It Was 'Poor Decision'

7/7/2015 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dallas Cowboys superstar Orlando Scandrick just ended his engagement to reality star Draya Michele with a NUCLEAR BOMB ... calling the whole thing a gargantuan mistake. 

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Kourtney Kardashian

Blindsided by Scott Disick Pics

With Other Woman

7/7/2015 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick had their issues -- Scott's partying and substance abuse -- but seeing photos of him with another woman caught her totally by surprise ... TMZ has learned. 

According to our sources ... Kourtney had long ago agreed to stick with Scott and work with him as he battled substance abuse problems -- mostly for the sake of their kids. 

But we're told infidelity was never an issue between them ... so she was floored by the pics of Scott getting touchy-feely with celebrity stylist Chloe Bartoli in Monte Carlo. 

We're told Kourtney also fears Chloe isn't the only girl Scott has cozied up with lately. 

As TMZ first reported, Kourtney ended things with Scott after the Monte Carlo incident ... and he hasn't been to their family home in Calabasas in over a month.

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Jerry Weintraub

Bowel Rupture Triggered Two Heart Attacks

7/7/2015 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jerry Weintraub died after a 30-hour hospital stay that ended with a bowel rupture that triggered 2 heart attacks ... family sources tell TMZ.

We're told Weintraub was staying at the Biltmore Hotel in Montecito over the weekend. He attended a 4th of July bbq Saturday night, and began feeling ill shortly thereafter. He thought he had contracted food poisoning, but things got worse as the evening progressed ... and at 3 AM Sunday his partner, Susie, called 911.

Our sources say doctors quickly determined Weintraub had a bowel obstruction. Weintraub got a CT scan shortly after he was admitted, but we're told doctors determined there was nothing alarming.

Weintraub laid in the hospital bed for 30 hours, but we're told doctors were still not able to identify the problem. Weintraub -- who hated hospitals after nearly dying 6 years ago from an infection after back surgery -- insisted at around 4 AM Monday that he be discharged. We're told the staff told him he could not be discharged and continued to monitor him.

Just after 6 AM Monday Weintraub had a heart attack, and a 2nd CT scan revealed he had suffered a bowel rupture. Doctors don't know when the rupture occurred, but it sent poison throughout his body. Weintraub was taken to ICU, where he suffered a 2nd heart attack, 2 hours after the first.

We're told prior to the initial heart attack, Weintraub was not only conscious ... but joking with people in the room.

As we reported, Weintraub died at the hospital at 12:45 PM Monday.

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Bobby Brown:

Demands Justice in Bobbi Kristina Deathbed Scandal

7/6/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Lea Michele

Doubles Up with

New Modern L.A. Pad

7/7/2015 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lea Michele is moving on up ... to a new L.A. home that’s twice as big, and pricey, as her last pad in Hollywood.

The “Glee” star put down $2.99 million for a 4 bedroom, 4 bath contemporary home in Brentwood, and it’s stunning … hardwood floors, hot tub, amazing canyon views, and a pool. It’s also a got a 2-story workout room ... perfect for a fitness buff like Lea.

Her last pad was a 2-bedroom cottage, which she sold for $1.825 million.

Clearly, post-Glee life agrees with Michele.    

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