A rapper affiliated with Wu-Tang Clan was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday after he cut off his penis and then jumped off a second story balcony in what police believe is a suicide attempt ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Our sources say ... they were called to an apartment building in North Hollywood at around 1:00 AM and found Andre Johnson on the sidewalk critically injured.
Johnson was rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. It's unclear if doctor's are attempting to reattach Johnson's penis.
Johnson is a rapper who was in a group founded by members of Wu-Tang Clan.
Howard University Officials Shrug Off Students
Diddy Will Speak As Planned!!!
4/16/2014 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
DIDDY CANNOT BE SILENCED -- at least at Howard University's upcoming commencement ceremony ... despite some major backlash from the student population.
Howard U.'s students are up in arms after Sean "Diddy" Combs was selected to speak at the school's graduation -- mostly because Diddy dropped out of Howard ... and many students believe he isn't a worthy role model.
But Howard's not backing down -- a rep for the school tells us, commencement will go forward next month as planned ... with Diddy helming the prestigious commencement speech (former speakers include Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Maya Angelou).
The rep adds, "Howard University continues the tradition of identifying leaders whose work has clearly contributed to the advancement of their fields and the world ... We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker."
Jay Z Dethroned!
Who is the NEW Wealthiest Man in Hip-Hop?
4/16/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
- Was Miley's Breakdown Caused by Her Deceased Pooch?
- Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Beat Down... on Video!
- The US Airways Tweet Debacle: Why is NO ONE being Fired!?
- Jason Derulo Stops By to Chat with Harvey & Charles
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Mouth Tee Off Shot '100% Real'
... Says Woman In Video
4/16/2014 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
I'm Going to the Hospital
And Bruce is By My Side
4/16/2014 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner has a medical problem that required her to go to the hospital, and even though they're separated when times get tough her go-to person is still Bruce.
We've learned Kris just went to a hospital in Thousand Oaks -- near her home -- for X-rays and possible tests for an undisclosed medical problem. She was accompanied by Bruce, who we believe came from his home in Malibu to be with her.
Kris and Bruce have actually become closer we're told since their separation, because there's no tension over the relationship anymore -- they're simply close friends and confidantes.
Again ... it's unclear why Kris needed to go the hospital.
The Jesus Speaks ...
Spin-Off Is a Real Possibility
4/16/2014 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nobody f***s with the Jesus -- a "Big Lebowski" spin-off starring the world's favorite pederast COULD ACTUALLY HAPPEN ... at least according to the guy who plays Jesus in the movie.
John Turturro was out in NYC Tuesday when we asked about the rumors that have been circulating for years -- that the Jesus will rise again -- and John told us ... a spin-off MAY be in the works.
You'll have to watch the video to decide if John's for real or not -- but let's be honest, the Jesus doesn't mess around.
Then again ... 8-year-olds, dude.
Ultimate Warrior's Wife
My Heart Is Broken
He Was the 'Ultimate' Husband, Father
4/16/2014 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Ultimate Warrior's wife is finally opening up about the shocking death of her husband -- saying she's heartbroken by his passing ... but says the touching WWE tribute is helping her cope.
Dana A. Warrior just released an emotional letter to her husband's fans ... saying, "It is with an absolutely broken heart I reach out to you."
Dana says she tried to keep her daughters insulated from the news coverage -- but allowed them to watch the WWE tribute on Sunday night.
"As the scene unfolded with that amazing roster of talent gathered donning Ultimate Warrior shirts and even his face paint, we cheered and sobbed simultaneously," Dana wrote.
"To everyone who stood there, thank you. My girls will remember your bowed heads for the rest of their lives."
Dana also touched on the moment Warrior collapsed outside their hotel in Arizona -- saying, "I fought and screamed and cried for him not to leave me, but I wasn't to win this round. Heaven won and I lost."
"But I had the ULTIMATE love for 20 years and my children learned to be Warriors from THE ULTIMATE DAD. I wouldn't trade a moment of the life we shared, good or bad, for anything on God's green earth."
Click here to read the statement in its entirety.
Death of Dog Triggered Illness
... Which Triggered Hospitalization
4/16/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus may have been rushed to the hospital because of a bad reaction to antibiotics, but we're told the reason she was on the meds was because she wore herself down by hard partying and an emotional meltdown over the death of her dog.
Sources connected to Miley tell TMZ ... she has been "an emotional mess" since her dog Floyd died earlier this month. We're told she had crying fits and has been unable to sleep.
Our sources say Miley's escape has been partying ... as one person said, "She's been off the rails since this happened." We're told she's been drinking a lot and drugs are also involved.
We're told Miley was on meds because she got sick from being extremely worn down.
Everything's connected to everything.
We reached out to Miley's rep ... so far no word back.
Taquitos Muy Bueno Cuando Estoy Drogado
4/16/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We don't know for sure if Justin Bieber was stoned Sunday ... who are we kidding, he dropped more than $240 on fast Mexican food -- of course he was.
Justin and crew rolled up to celebrity hotspot Pinches Tacos on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on his way to Coachella and dropped $185 on a South of the boarder feast, consisting of:
-- 13 steak tacos
-- 9 chicken tostadas
-- 8 chicken tacos
-- 3 taco plates
-- 1 steak burrito
-- 1 chicken burrito
-- 4 orders of chips and salsa
-- 10 bottles of water
-- 9 Mexican sodas
Justin waited in a Mercedes van while someone from his crew picked up the grub and left a $55 tip, on Justin's credit card.
Ese Pinches Bieber.
Manhandled ... like a Bitch
4/16/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Forget dancing lessons, Leonardo DiCaprio needs SPARRING lessons -- because his friend made easy work of him during a play fight at Coachella this weekend ... and the video is hilarious.
Leo was hanging with friends at Diddy's Revolt party Sunday -- we're told the boys got rowdy and somehow Leo ended up locking horns with a friend ... a friend who happens to have a background in MMA.
It's harmless roughhousing -- but Leo never stood a chance. He's lucky his friend didn't pull the "stop hitting yourself" thing.
You gotta see it.
Johnny Weir to Husband
No Mutual Masturbation Rule in Effect
4/15/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hires Round-the-Clock Security
After Stalker Makes Stink
4/16/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner's taking no chances after Kim Kardashian came face-to-face with a stinky stalker outside the Jenner home last month -- Kris has now hired 24/7 security.
Kardashian sources tell TMZ, guards are parked outside the family home in 2 vehicles which monitor her Hidden Hills estate 24 hours a day -- and the guards are ARMED.
We're told she's paying several thousand bucks a month for the hired muscle.
Kris has had her share of scares over the last year -- threatening phone calls, paparazzi intruders, SWAT pranks -- but the stinker was the last straw.
TMZ broke the story, the 20-year-old man was taken into custody after allegedly sneaking onto Kris' property. Kim called security, who then alerted police. We're told the kid claimed he was Kendall Jenner's boyfriend and Justin Bieber's stepbrother. Oh yeah, and he smelled like death.
Guess Who This Skater
4/16/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this mini man marched to the beat of his own drum he was just another skater hanging out in Fontana, California. Can you guess who it is?