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Jockey Victor Espinoza Injured After Horse Dies on Him During Training at Del Mar

7/22/2018 1:58 PM PDT
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Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza was sent to the hospital this weekend after a horse he was riding died on the track ... and the scene looked brutal.

Victor was hospitalized with multiple injuries Sunday in Del Mar, California after his horse, Bobby Abu Dhabi, went into cardiac arrest while training ahead of multiple scheduled races. The horse's owner, Brian Trump, confirmed the horse had died.

Based on video of the immediate aftermath of the fall -- obtained by TMZ Sports -- it appears Victor was lying motionless for a while before getting help.

As for his status now, he's said to be experiencing shoulder soreness and numbness -- although, he was reportedly conscious and moving. Safe to say, he's out of Sunday's competition. 

Bobby Abu Dhabi had a great run, usually with Victor on his back. He recently took third at Belmont, and placed high (including a couple first place wins) in a number of other races as well.


Dick Cheney Signed Waterboard Kit for Sale ... eBay Listing Purports

7/22/2018 3:04 PM PDT

The "waterboard kit" Sacha Baron Cohen got former Vice President Dick Cheney to sign for his new show has apparently hit the digital marketplace ... and bids are coming in fast.

A new eBay listing purports to be selling the original empty milk jug a disguised Sacha asked the ex-Veep to personally autograph in his new Showtime series, "Who Is America?

The highest bid so far (as of this writing) tops out at $160.50. The listing claims all proceeds from the sale will be donated to Amnesty International -- a grassroots human rights org.

Hard to tell if this is the real McCoy, or if it's just more trolling in the name of Sacha's show -- which has already duped the likes of Sarah Palin and countless other GOP officials. Whatever the case ... it's funny to think about. The thing also looks pretty legit.

Nicole Scherzinger Swim, Rinse, Repeat ... Yes, Please Do

7/22/2018 12:31 PM PDT

Nicole Scherzinger follows proper swim etiquette even when she's overseas -- always rinse after taking a dip ... even if you gotta hose off. 

The former Pussycat Doll was seen enjoying the ocean in Saint-Tropez Sunday with her Bulgarian tennis pro boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov ... who seemed more than happy to spray down his smokin' hot GF after taking a dive off their boat near the French Riviera.  

He was diligent too ... making sure to get both her front and back, and just about everywhere else. Nicole, of course, returned the favor.

Makeshift couples' showers on the high seas ... c'est la vie. 

Trippie Redd Stops Show for Passed Out Fan We Gotta Worry 'Bout Her!

7/22/2018 12:01 PM PDT

Trippie Redd put on his good Samaritan hat this weekend when a fan passed out at his concert, which he abruptly stopped to help the girl out. 

The Ohio rapper was performing in Minneapolis Saturday night when a female in the crowd collapsed. Eyewitnesses tell us Trippie noticed the commotion and quickly cut the music to figure out what had happened ... and soon started demanding someone help her.

It almost sounds like he's chastising concert-goers for standing around -- although, it's unclear from the video who is (or isn't) springing into action on the ground level.

Either way, Trippie did his part. We're told he threw a water bottle out to the girl, which she eventually drank after getting back to her feet ... allowing the show to resume.

Comic Con 2018 Hollywood Loses the Costumes ... And Faces Their Fans

7/22/2018 10:44 AM PDT

Hollywood's biggest stars got a chance to dress down from their superhero getups this weekend and talk to the people who love 'em the most ... their diehard fanboys (and girls).

Tons of celebs were in attendance Saturday for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018, where a lot of them sat in on panels and got grilled by their biggest supporters. 

Some of the A-listers who stepped up the mic ... Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, RZA, Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Eric Andre, Keegan-Michael Key, Joe Manganiello, Brandon Mychal Smith, Matt Groening, Norman Reedus, Tara Reid, Danai Gurira, Jude Law, Johnny Depp (yep) ... and tons more. 

BTW ... Chris wasn't there promoting the new 'Guardians' movie (yet), but he reportedly avoided talking about the recent firing of director James Gunn from the franchise ... since the controversy apparently wasn't brought up in a Q&A with the audience.

'Guardians Vol. 3' isn't due to come out 'til 2020, and the 'Lego Movie' sequel needs all the pub it can get before next year. So Chris seems to be safe on that topic ... for now. 

Tekashi69 Pistol Whipped, Kidnapped, Robbed and Hospitalized (Update)

7/22/2018 7:41 AM PDT

UPDATE:  9:30 AM PT   Tekashi told a different story to cops. Law enforcement sources tell us, they ended up interviewing 69 and he said the following:  At around 4:25 AM Sunday, he was a passenger in a Chevy Tahoe at a Brooklyn intersection, sitting at a red light, when a car bumped them from behind.  He told cops 2 men with guns jumped out, stole the driver's iPhone and then grabbed Tekashi and dragged him into their car and sped away.

Law enforcement says they drove to Tekashi's home and he called someone inside -- presumably his baby mama -- and asked her to come down with his jewelry ... which she did.  Our sources say Tekashi then told cops he managed to escape and reported the incident to cops, but then became uncooperative.  He checked himself into the hospital.  Our sources say they have no idea how Tekashi was injured.

The 2 stories are obviously different.  As for why ... Tekashi has bragged that people don't mess with him.  The version he told his people make him look harder than the version he told cops.  You be the judge, but it seems pretty easy to figure this one out.

Tekashi69 was kidnapped, pistol whipped and robbed and is now in the hospital ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Tekashi tell us, the rapper was working on a music video in Brooklyn early Sunday morning and at around 4AM he wrapped for the night and drove home.  We're told when he got there another car pulled up and blocked his driveway.

Our sources say that's when 3 hooded gunmen got out of the other car, grabbed Tekashi and pistol whipped him ... knocking him unconscious.

We're told the next thing Tekashi knew, he was in the back seat of the car as the gunmen were driving around, telling him if they didn't get what they wanted from him -- jewelry and money -- they would kill him.

Our sources say a short time later, the gunmen pulled up to Tekashi's home and 2 of them made their way inside as the third guarded 69 inside the vehicle. 

We're told the gunmen took around $750k in jewelry and between $15k and $20k in cash.  While all this was happening, Tekashi's baby mama and daughter were inside the house but not hurt.

That wasn't the end of it.  We're told the gunmen then drove away with Tekashi still in the back seat.  At some point 69 was able to open the back door and jumped out.  One of the gunmen began chasing him but got scared and retreated because he was afraid he'd be ID'd.

Our sources say Tekashi jumped in the passenger seat of a stranger's vehicle and pleaded for help.  The stranger called 911 and then asked 69 to get out of the car at an intersection.

An ambulance came and Tekashi was taken to a hospital, where he remains.  Doctors are performing various tests, including a CT scan.

Kiara Mia Jimmy G is 'Sexy as F***!!!' ... And Now He'll Win the Super Bowl

7/22/2018 6:45 AM PDT

Jimmy Garoppolo and his 49ers are now destined to win the Super Bowl, because porn star Kiara Mia says everything she touches turns to gold.

We got Jimmy's ESPYs-weekend date out in Hollywood Saturday night, and she was downright giddy over her hook up with the super handsome QB earlier in the week.  

She's talking in code that is not real difficult to figure out.  Her date ... "dessert" was fantastic.  

Kiara says there will be more dates, so her comment suggesting she's friend-zoning Jimmy should be taken with a shaker of salt. 

Reaction to the date has been mixed.  Some football aficionados think Jimmy has screwed himself with endorsements, but others like Maverick's owner and "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban think Jimmy is both awesome and fine with sponsors. 

Taylor Swift Soaked During N.J. 'Reputation' Concert

7/22/2018 7:25 AM PDT

Taylor Swift was soaked to the bone Saturday night during her "Reputation" concert.

Taylor was performing at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford when the skies opened up, but she didn't miss a beat.

Thousands of Swifties were soaking it up with sheer glee, wearing ponchos and wet t-shirts.

Taylor knew the storm was looming before she took the stage, but she followed the age-old maxim, "The show must go on."

Swift performed her entire 19-song set list ... and didn't care at all her makeup was running and her hair was a wet mess.

Brewers Pitcher Josh Hader Fans Cheer ... After Racist, Homophobic Tweets

7/22/2018 7:40 AM PDT

Josh Hader -- the MLB All-Star pitcher who just apologized for racist and homophobic tweets -- got a hero's welcome Saturday night in Milwaukee.

Hader hit the mound for the Brewers, pitching against the L.A. Dodgers when people in the stands erupted in cheers and applause.

He came under fire this past week when tweets surfaced in which he said, among other things, "White power," "I hate gay people," and "Hahahahahah yeah to bad I'm f***ing grounded n***** can't do s***."

The tweets were posted when he was 17. He's now 24.

Hader said in his apology, "I was 17 years old and, as a child, I was immature and I obviously said some things that were inexcusable."

The fans clearly didn't seem to mind as they went nuts cheering him on.  

It looks like the peanut gallery may have helped ... The Brewers beat the Dodgers 4 to 2. 

'3rd Rock' Star Elmarie Wendel Dead at 89

7/22/2018 7:01 AM PDT
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Elmarie Wendel, who played Mrs. Mamie Dubcek on "3rd Rock from the Sun", has died.

Wendel's daughter J.C. confirmed the death, saying she was "a great mom and a badass dame."

Elmarie had a long history in show business.  In addition to "3rd Rock" she was the voice of Aunt Grizelda in "The Lorax."  She also was featured on "The George Lopez Show," "Seinfeld," "NYPD Blue," "Knight Rider," "General Hospital," "The Facts of Life," "The Jeffersons" and "Murphy Brown."

She has been an enduring presence in Hollywood and New York, and she kept up with the times.  She was also featured in the video game "Fallout 4" back in 2015.

Acting runs in the family.  Her daughter J.C. Wendel is also an actress.   

Elmarie was 89.  


Joe Biden Stoked About Tiger Woods' ... He's Back, Baby!!!

7/22/2018 7:09 AM PDT

Joe Biden was a rock star in Hollywood Saturday night, but the star that rocks his world -- at least right now -- is Tiger Woods.

We got Joe in WeHo leaving Craig's restaurant, and he was playing his cards close to the vest on all things politics -- Trump, Putin, a possible Presidential run, etc.

But then someone asked about Tiger -- who shot 5 under in the 3rd round at The Open in Scotland, and Joe unleashed his enthusiasm.  

Pusha T's Wedding Pharrell's the Best Man ... Kim and Kanye There, Too!!!

7/21/2018 6:56 PM PDT

It's the big day for Pusha T and his bride, and it turns out ... Pharrell's got a major role, too!

The rapper -- real name Terrence Levarr Thornton -- married his longtime girlfriend, Virginia Joy Williams, Saturday at The Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, VA in front of some other big time celebs ... like his Best Man, Pharrell.

The couple's wedding program -- obtained by TMZ -- features cool art of all the people in Pusha's wedding party ... which was actually pretty small. Oh, and his brother was the officiant.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are a couple more of the high-profile guests we know about so far, and of course ... looked stylish as ever.

You'll recall, Ye produced Pusha's hit album "Daytona" which was released in May.

The ceremony's now over, but we imagine the reception -- considering those in attendance -- is still going strong.

Congrats to the bride and groom!


Celebrity Scramble Guess Who!

7/22/2018 7:43 AM PDT

Hiding behind this super stretched snap is an actress known for telling little lies ... use your detective skills to see if you can uncover the truth as to who the pretty lady must be! 

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