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Freeman -- "Unconscious" When Found

8/5/2008 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There are more details this morning on Morgan Freeman's scary crash –- and it looks like rain could be to blame.

A neighbor tells the Memphis Commercial-Appeal that he saw the car actually flip several times on the very narrow road made slick from heavy rain, and that the 1997 Nissan Maxima came to rest upright in a ditch eight inches deep with water. Freeman was initially unconscious, says the person who found him, but was talking with paramedics afterward.

According to witnesses, there were garden tools, "lots of recipes," herbs and spices found near the car. Freeman is still in the hospital being treated for a broken arm and other injuries.

Bianca Takes On "White Bitch" Blonsky


That crazazy bitchfight in a Caribbean airport between "Hairspray" and "America's Next Top Model" stars is still stewing – and blew up because of N-bombs.

"Top Model" Bianca Golden's mom Eleine remains in a Miami ICU with a broken nose and cracked skull, relatives tell the New York Post, after allegedly being slugged by Nikki Blonsky's dad, Carl. Carl is still in a jail cell in the Turks & Caicos, and the family hasn't been able to pony up the $75K bail.

Bianca's fam claims that Nikki's crew dropped the N-word, and that one of Bianca's peeps said she wouldn't sit next to "any white bitch."

Sanjaya Really Makes the Girls Cry


Maybe the most shocking news of the morning: Sanjaya Malakar has a girlfriend. And he says she's actually "standing behind him."

He tells the Hartford Courant that he's dating a girl "who's still in school" – high school, we're presuming – and that they'll be doing the long distance thing. He clears up some of the urban fables about him, but does reveal that he has a guinea pig named Miss McGillicuddy and that he just got a NYC pad.

Party Favors: Oprah Still the Queen ... Shaq Picks It Up at Reebok ... Da: Edward Mermelstein Knows Russians Are Coming


Yes, by any measure, Oprah makes more money than you do. A TV Guide survey reveals that she pulls in a ridiculous $384 mil per year –- more than ten times what David Letterman makes ($32 mil). ... TMZ spies spotted Shaquille O'Neal getting a taste of the Reebok Club last night playing ball with just random guys. ... If you didn't know, the Russians are coming: Uber lawyer-broker Edward Mermelstein celebrated another big closing with Russian clients at the luxe digs at 15 CPW with a dinner at Phillipe Chow.

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