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Janice Dickinson

Collapses on 'Celeb BB' ...

'Almost Died' from Bee Sting

9/2/2015 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Janice Dickinson fell unconscious, live on TV ... after she got stung by a bee in the "Celebrity Big Brother UK" house -- and TMZ has learned it was touch and go whether she'd survive.

Janice was sitting in the Diary Room during Tuesday's broadcast ... begging producers to bring an EpiPen after she suffered the sting. She showed staffers just how bad it was -- one of her hands was almost purple, she was having trouble breathing, and panicked, "I don't want it to reach my heart!"

Then Janice appeared to have a seizure before collapsing and falling off the chair. Producers briefly cut away, but then returned to the drama. Some viewers were outraged the medical emergency aired live.

According to a 'Celeb BB' rep ... Janice was taken to a hospital for a few hours for treatment, and then returned to the house.

Sources who were in contact with Janice during her hospital visit tell TMZ ... it was very serious and Janice "almost died." We're told she's extremely allergic, but didn't have her own EpiPen with her in the house.

The fact that she's back in the house would lead you to believe Janice is okay, but show reps aren't saying anything more about her condition. 

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'Big Brother' Star GinaMarie

Hypnotist Made Me a Zombie!

7/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Big Brother" star GinaMarie Zimmerman got sleepy … very, very sleeeepy at a comic book expo ... where a hypnotist made her a zombie.

It's an amazing performance. It took just 5 minutes to put her in another world. Words can't do it justice … you gotta watch.

GinaMarie's first question when she came to ... "Did I get naked?" 

She was on "Big Brother," after all. 

'Big Brother' Contestant

Dude, You Can't ... Y'Know

... Masturbate On Your Housemates!!

7/10/2015 6:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Big Brother" might have a sticky situation ... after houseguest Jeff appeared to masturbate, and wipe a fluid on houseguest Julia's back.

The incident was caught on the live feed Thursday night -- Jeff and Julia were lying in bed ... he seemed to be pleasuring himself under the covers while talking to her, and then joked about putting "it" on her.

Hard to tell if Jeff really did anything nasty, since it's all under covers -- and it seems unlikely (based on time alone) -- but viewers believe the jerk was real. Social media is blowing up with people pissed that CBS let this go down ... or on.

It's unclear if this will be addressed on Sunday night's broadcast ... but you gotta figure.

We've called CBS for comment. No word back.

update_graphic_red_bar9:45 AM PT -- A new camera angle's surfaced ... and this one appears to clear Jeff's name. Looks like there really was a stain on Julia's shoulder prior to him touching her. Also, you can't see that jerking action, but that could be because the camera's further away.

'Big Brother'

Burglars Strike Football Player

... Steal Guns

6/17/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0617-clay-honeycutt-TUMBLR-01Some scumbag burglars just hit the home of a former Texas A&M football -- stealing several guns -- and he may have been targeted BECAUSE he's a contestant on "Big Brother."

As we previously reported, ex-Aggies defensive back Clay Honeycutt will be a houseguest this season -- and is already in sequester, cut off from the outside world, as the show requires. 

But after he left this past weekend, burglars struck his home in College Station, TX ... stealing all sorts of Honeycutt's belongings ... this according to the Brazos County Sheriffs Office.

Among the items reported stolen:

-- A 70" TV
-- A black Kindle Fire
-- An iPad
-- An Apple laptop
-- Three handguns (a 9mm, a .22 and a .45)
-- A leather jewelry box 

The estimated value of the stolen goods: $4,510.

We're told Honeycutt's family believes the jewelry box may have held a ring from his A&M playing days, but they aren't sure and they've been unable to contact him ... per the show's strict rules.

Family members tell us they believe the timing is no accident ... insisting the burglars waited until Clay left for the show to strike his home. 

The investigation is ongoing.

'Big Brother'

Taps Ex-Texas A&M Football Player

... With Abs

6/16/2015 2:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616_clay_honeycutt_sexy_photos_launchThe next "Big Brother" HoH could be a guy from A&M ... 'cause one of the contestants is a former Aggies football player -- who also happens to have a pretty insane physique. 

The ex-football player is 23-year-old Clay Honeycutt -- a former defensive back for Texas A&M who graduated in 2014. 

We spoke with Clay's dad Lynn -- who also played for the Aggies -- and he told us he thinks Clay's football background will give him an edge on the competition.  

"There's a wide diversity of people in the cast and football will help him because he has always gotten along with different groups of people. He's had all kinds of different roommates, so I think that will help him."

One of those people was Johnny Manziel ... who played at A&M from 2011 to 2013. 

The game begins June 24th ... in the meantime, check out the pics. 

'Big Brother'

Transgender Houseguest

I'm Gonna Be Another Caitlyn!

6/16/2015 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616-audrey-middleton-big-brother-cbs-01Audrey Middleton, who will be one of the houseguests on the upcoming "Big Brother," was not always Audrey ... she was born Adam.

TMZ has learned Audrey will become the first transgender on the U.S. version of the show, and she plans to use the program as a showcase ... similar to what Caitlyn Jenner has been doing.

Audrey grew up in a small Georgia town as a boy, and life was far from easy. We're told when she transitioned several years ago, her family had a hard time accepting it, but they're now fully supportive and on board.

The 25-year-old was inspired by Caitlyn Jenner's story, but she's also just a big fan of "Big Brother."

It's a dicey move for producers, given the show has had its share of racist and homophobic houseguests. The show runs a livestream 24/7 and things happen. But we're told it will all become a teaching moment and Audrey is pumped. 

'Big Brother' Contestant Aaryn Gries

I'm a Married Woman!

5/10/2015 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0510-aaryn-gries-wedding-photos-gallery-LAUNCH-13Aaryn Gries, the woman whose racist rants goosed the rating of "Big Brother 15," has tied the knot.

Aaryn married BF Nick Williams in Montgomery, TX Saturday, and some of her fellow castmates were on hand to cheer them on.  GinaMarie Zimmerman served as bridesmaid, as Spencer Clawson and Jeremy McGuire looked on.

It was a pretty fancy affair ... they served bacon-wrapped quail during cocktail hour.

Aaron famously went off on an Asian contestant, telling her to "go make rice."  She also called a gay contestant a "queer" and warned a housemate to watch out for an African American contestant because "in the dark you might not be able to see that bitch."  She has since apologized.

The bride wore white.

'Big Brother' Champ

Drowning In Debt

2/12/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Big Brother" winner Mike "Boogie" Malin was a scheming, diabolical gamesman on the show but outside the house his antics didn't play well ... because he's now more than $20 million in debt.

The good news ... Mike's a millionaire. The bad news, he's only worth around $1 million and is $23 MIL in debt ... and that spells b-a-n-k-r-u--p-t-c-y.

Mike had a good post-"Big Bro" start ... he was co-owner of 2 Hollywood hot spots -- Les Deux and Geisha House. But then things fell apart. He was sued over a rape that allegedly occurred at Les Deux. And then his partner sued him for embezzlement ... and on and on.

He was socked with millions of bucks in various judgments and Geisha House went belly up.

So now ... Mike's in the red every month and wants a judge to stop the bleeding.

'Big Brother' Contestant

I Was Canned

Now I'm Cleaning Cans

11/17/2014 12:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Big Brother Donny Thompson Janitor"Big Brother" contestant Donny Thompson just learned a hard but basic lesson ... when you don't show up to work, you get fired.

Donny -- who's been the groundskeeper for Cabarrus County School District in NC for 6 1/2 years -- took a 2-month vacation when he was cast ... but he did so well on the show he stayed past that.

Donny returned home to no job ... he was fired. But his position had not been filled, so he reapplied ... assuming he'd have a lock on the job.

Another guy got the job, but Donny wasn't left totally out in the cold. He eventually got rehired -- but as a part-time janitor.

Talk about getting backdoored.

'Big Brother' Contestant

Slut Shaming Is Ruining My Life

CBS Sends Backup

10/4/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Big Brother Christine Brecht HatersSlut, skank, whore ... "Big Brother" contestant Christine Brecht's been labeled all of the above and worse since last week's finale -- and the wave of hate is so brutal, she now needs semi-professional help to cope.

Even though she's married, Brecht carried on a very affectionate relationship with fellow house guest Cody -- and she's paid the price on social media. One 'BB' fan wrote, "Christine is a motherf*****g trash ass thot bitch motherf****r whore cheater scum." And that's the abridged version.

Brecht tells TMZ it got bad enough that CBS set her up with ex 'BB' star Shelly Moore ... who's now giving Christine advice on how to re-enter the real world. She says Shelly's Rule #1 is ... stay off social media and keep your life private.

Brecht's hoping comments like, "Karma is a bitch you cheater!" will start to die down.

As for whether she cheated with Cody -- Brecht would only say, "My husband and I, we're golden."


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Evel Dick

I Got HIV From A Stripper ... I Think

10/2/2014 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Evel Dick" Donato says a romp with a Vegas stripper is why he's HIV positive ... so he thinks.

Dick tells TMZ ... he had unprotected sex with the stripper -- who he says got her period during intercourse. Dick says, "When I woke up, she was gone and I looked like I had murdered someone."

Donato was diagnosed in 2011 ... from blood tests administered on "Big Brother."  Donato says he left the show and broke the news to his mother and his girlfriend ... calling it the "hardest conversation I have ever had to have."

Dick says his GF -- who tested negative -- was amazing ... assuring him they would get through it. She stuck by him for the next two years, until they split in 2013. They're appearing on "Couples Therapy" to see if they can re-ignite their relationship.

As for the whole unprotected sex thing ... Dick says he already had a vasectomy so as far as he was concerned he had eliminated the only known risk.  Clearly he didn't know ... unprotected sex is risky.

'Big Brother' Star

I Wish Evel Dick Stayed In Game

... After HIV Diagnosis

10/1/2014 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One of "Evel Dick" Donato's former "Big Brother" housemates tells TMZ ... she wishes Dick would have STAYED in the BB house after learning he was HIV positive -- but Dick says he didn't have a choice.  

Donato -- who won BB in 2007 and then rejoined the cast in 2011 -- left the show very early into Season 13 when he was informed by producers that blood tests showed he had HIV. 

We spoke with Rachel Reilly -- who was competing in the house at the time -- who tells us she wishes Donato would have stayed in the game. 

"If he had a meeting with everyone it would have been a way to give the disease a voice," Reilly said ... "It's reality TV."

She adds, "I think it's cool he is talking about it 3 years later and I hope this changes people's lives. I think it's brave of him."

We also spoke with Evel Dick on "TMZ Live" moments ago ... who told us he didn't get a choice to stay in the game -- producers told him he had to leave. 

But he also says he wasn't ready to go public with the information anyway ... "This was the most shocking news I've ever been told. I needed time to digest."

Donato says it's already destroyed him in one way -- financially.

For their part, a rep for CBS tells TMZ Dick was not forced to leave the show, but rather made the decision on his own.

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Frankie Grande

Is My Sister a Diva?

Gee, Let Me Think ...

9/26/2014 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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092614_frankie_grande_launchAriana Grande's brother is pretty sure she's not the horrible diva everyone's accusing her of being ... just give him a little while to remember.

Frankie Grande was out at Eleven Bar & Nightclub to celebrate the "Big Brother" finale when we hit him up for the scoop on his super popular sister ... who is being called out left and right lately for her allegedly being very difficult.

You'd think Frankie would've shot down that question immediately when it was posed to him -- but watch the video. What's with the delay tactics and pregnant pauses, bro?

Drama ... it's in the genes.

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