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.
'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.
Accused of Party Foul ...
Doubling Down in Miami Nightclubs
9/21/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pusha T got busted cheating in Miami, and it could cost him thousands of dollars -- except it's not a chick who caught him stepping out ... it's a couple of clubs.
According to a lawsuit filed in Miami, the rapper agreed to do an appearance at Cameo nightclub on August 16 -- and part of the deal banned him from appearing at any other clubs within 30 miles of Miami-Dade County within 15 days ... before or after his Cameo gig.
So, naturally ... Pusha was at Dream Nightclub on August 15 for a celebrity hoops tournament, and Cameo's calling a foul. They claim Pusha's double cross -- intentional or not -- cost them $13,000 in sales ... cause who wants to see Pusha T on consecutive nights?
Cameo is suing for their lost revenue and more. We called Pusha T, but he hasn't gotten back to us. Probably at another club.
GOOD GENES OR
9/21/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Murray's face is stuck in it's own "Groundhog Day."
Here's a 35-year-old version of the "Saturday Night Live" funny man looking sharp in Los Angeles back in 1985 (left) and 29 years later... the comedy icon -- who turns 64-years-old this weekend -- at an awards show earlier this year (right).
He still has his looks going for him, which is nice.
The question is...
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 ...
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 Dwayne 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.
SENT BACK TO LOCKER ROOM
After Taking Field In Full Pads
9/20/2014 5:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jameis, HAVE YOU NOT BEEN FOLLOWING THE NEWS??!?
The Florida State University quarterback was sent back to the locker room before the FSU vs. Clemson game tonight when he took the field in full pads.
Winston was confronted by his coach Jimbo Fisher -- who appeared angry and confused -- and forced Jameis to change back into street clothes.
Of course, Winston was initially suspended for the 1st half of tonight's game after screaming "F**k her in the p**sy" on a table in the middle of the FSU campus ... but after public outcry, school officials later decided to suspend him from the entire game.
Apparently, Winston didn't get the message.
Or ... he's in the middle of the worst case of denial ever.
'Desperate Housewives' Actress
Dead at 84
9/20/2014 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Veteran actress Polly Bergen -- a.k.a. Stella Wingfield on "Desperate Housewives" -- died Saturday morning at the age of 84.
Bergen passed away around 11 AM at her home in Connecticut from natural causes ... according to her rep -- and was surrounded by family and her longtime manager.
Bergen's career launched in the '50s when she appeared in a Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis flick ... and since then, she starred in many TV shows and movies -- including the original "Cape Fear."
She also famously played the part of Mrs. Vernon-Williams in the cult Johnny Depp classic "Cry Baby."
In lieu of flowers, her rep says donations can be made to Planned Parenthood.
Chris Brown & The Game
Two Anti-Gang Activists ... with Gang Ties
9/18/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In other news...
Demi Lovato was spotted in Miami late last week, and she totally filled out this colorful bikini in ALL the right places!
I'm NOT Meeting With ISIS
9/20/2014 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dennis Rodman is NOT en route to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to engage in peace talks ... contrary to a ridiculous report that almost seemed believable ... because ... well ... he's Rodman.
Earlier this week a story surfaced saying Rodman told was on his way to the airport to leave for the Middle East when he said, “I think if I could just talk with the leaders of ISIS they would see the errors of their ways."
But Rodman's rep says the report is total crap ... telling TMZ Sports the retired basketball player is in Hong Kong for business meetings.
So, if you're keeping score at home ... North Korea, yes. ISIS, no.
'Dancing' Judge to Lolo Jones:
... Move On Already!
9/20/2014 12:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Truth bomb from "Dancing with the Stars" judge Bruno Tonioli to Lolo Jones -- STOP CRYING ABOUT LOSING ALREADY AND MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE!!!
This video is great ... we asked Bruno how he felt about Lolo's emotional breakdown after she became the 1st person eliminated from the show last week -- and the guy didn't hold back.
As we previously reported, Lolo expressed her devastation on Facebook after she was 86'd -- saying she was sick of being a loser ... and wanted to use the show to redeem herself after multiple failures in the Olympics.
But as Bruno says ... "s**t happens. Move on."