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CBS Show 'VEGAS'

The Set Was A Death Trap

6 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

CBS Vegas LawsuitThe set of former CBS show 'Vegas' was full of dangerous and defective equipment ... according to a lawsuit filed by an outraged crew member who nearly lost a finger.

Andrea Krout is rolling the dice and suing the drama's crane manufacturer and distributor -- Technovision and Crane Shot -- after having her thumb crushed and nearly torn off during a horrific crane accident last year while she worked as a dolly grip.

Krout says both companies are responsible for the faulty equipment and putting her life at risk -- she's demanding they pick up the tab for her medical expenses and pain and suffering.

Vegas ... definitely risky.

Jose Canseco

Gunshot Finger Making Incredible Recovery

... Says Ex

12/28/2014 9:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The finger Jose Canseco SHOT OFF HIS HAND is almost as good as new ... so says the MLB star's ex-wife who just showed TMZ Sports some pretty gnarly never-before-seen pics of Jose's progress.

Jessica Canseco was leaving 1 Oak in Hollywood when she admitted she told Jose to have the finger amputated after he put a bullet through the digit back in October.

But fortunately Jose didn't take her advice ... and now Jessica says he's on his way to one of the most miraculous recoveries she's ever seen -- thanks to an insane surgical procedure involving a piece of Jose's hip bone!!! 

Check out the clip -- Jessica not only gives the medical update ... but shows off graphic pics of Jose's hand just weeks after the accident.

Better put your food down for this one ...

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'Mob Wives' Natalie Guercio

Boyfriend Slashed and Stabbed

In Nightclub Attack

12/28/2014 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1228-natalie-guercio-boyfriend-hospital-INSTAGRAM-TMZ-01The boyfriend of "Mob Wives" star Natalie Guercio got knifed in a Brooklyn nightclub last night ... TMZ has learned.

London Rene has a huge wound on the right side of his face after the attack in Output Club. He's hospitalized, and from what he told cops ... lucky to be alive.

According to NYPD ... Rene says a man walked up to him with a box cutter and sliced his face ... and then cut his left arm and abdomen. The stabber fled the scene, but Rene told cops he knows the guy.

Rene was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

We're told Natalie was standing by Rene's side during the attack.

It's unclear what the suspect's motive was. NYPD is investigating.

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Mama June

Reunites With Chickadee

But Not For Free

12/28/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1227-june-shannon-anna-chickadee-shannon-check-TMZ_01Mama June and Chickadee's feud over money and Mark McDaniel is over after they smoked the peace pipe this weekend -- a very expensive peace pipe. 

June tells TMZ ... she and her daughter Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell started squashing their beef once June forked over a check for $15,400. Anna had accused June of swiping the cash out of her trust fund. 

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June says there was no theft ... the fund had dwindled because she was using it to pay Chickadee's expenses -- mobile phone bill, spending money, and rent (she has her own place) -- for 2 years. She says the new check is Chickadee's last payday from 'Honey Boo Boo.' 

As for McDaniel -- June's ex-bf convicted of molesting Chickadee -- June told her daughter and the whole family she hasn't seen him since September, and plans to keep it that way.  

June tells us she knows they won't be able to completely patch things up overnight -- but says she video chats with Chickadee twice a day, and they've agreed to "move on." One positive sign -- Chickadee brought her daughter Katilyn to hang with June -- which she previously refused to do.

Solange Knowles

Nailed By Taxman

Days After Marriage

12/28/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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While Beyonce shops for $70 million homes, her sister Solange is getting dogged by the taxman almost immediately after she got hitched.

Solange needs to settle up with the State of California, which claims she owes more than $55,000 in taxes for 2010-12.  

And to add insult to injury ... the tax lien was filed 3 days after Solange tied the knot.

Meanwhile, back at the homestead, Mathew Knowles is having a marathon garage sale where he's hawking Solange's CDs for $1.96. A Beyonce poster is going for $200.

Life ... it isn't always fair.

Jessica Alba

Sorry 'Honey' ...

No Suit For You

12/28/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jessica Alba Honey Lawsuit

You can't take anything away from Jessica Alba ... not even her critically panned movie 'Honey' -- the courts have dismissed the Bronx b-girl's lawsuit claiming Universal jacked her life story.

As we first reported ... hip-hop dancer/teacher Honey Rockwell sued the studio for millions, saying she never gave them permission to make the movie that mirrors her life. She claims she busted out the "Honey" stage name more than 20 years ago ... way before its release.

But a judge decided her claims came too little too late and says the studio was protected by the First Amendment -- that means, no matter how bad it was, the movie was artistic expression. 

Rockwell says she couldn't file sooner because she wasn't familiar with the film industry and didn't know who to sue ... the court said that's no excuse and decided she also doesn't own any rights to the name.

Alba's piece of crap is safe.

Sony

Salary Leaks Causing Chaos

In Negotiating Contracts

12/27/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The Sony hacking has made negotiating contracts with stars and suits almost impossible ... TMZ has learned.

Sony and other industry sources tell us ... the salary leaks have triggered intense anger ... especially with execs who think they've been screwed because the guy in the next office has a sweeter deal.

We're told some execs are furious at the bonus structure they got, because they believed they were top of the heap when they weren't. One source said some contracts have already come up for renewal and "Sony's getting nailed to the wall." 

Same principle applies to movie and TV stars, who now have comps to use against the studio.

Several agents and entertainment lawyers tell TMZ ... they feel totally comfortable using the salary comps, but one Sony exec thinks it's shameful for reps to use stolen information in negotiations.

Here's how bad it's gotten. Sony's files have been wiped clean, and we're told the studio is now calling agents and lawyers who represent Sony big wigs, asking them to make copies of deals and proposed contracts that they can send back.

'Real Housewives' Star

Sued By Spa

Shiatsu You!

12/27/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1223-marisa-zanuck-getty-01A key player on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" not only shattered the tranquility of a spa, she downright broke it ... this according to a crazy new lawsuit.

Marisa Zanuck runs a real estate company in Bev Hills, which is located next door to Vida Emanuel European Day Spa, which prides itself on a total zen experience.  

Marisa -- always one to impress -- decided she needed to spruce up her offices, so a construction crew came in at 9AM and the soothing Enya soundtrack was overpowered by jackhammers.  

The spa owner says it was like a war scene ... pieces of her wall crumbled, light fixtures fell off the wall, bottles of fancy oil crashed to the ground ... it was a disaster.

She complained 3 times ... to no avail, and says she was left with no choice but to scream through the broken walls at the workers.

The spa is suing Marisa for thousands of dollars in damages.

And that's not a happy ending.

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Ass Model Rosa Acosta

Let's Talk Football

... And Boobs

12/27/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Here's a video of ass model Rosa Acosta. 

She's been in a Trey Songz music video ... a Drake video ... she was on "Wild 'N Out" ... and a bunch of magazine covers. 

She was working out in Santa Monica the other day. We asked her about sports. Good times. 

Here's the conversation we had in the office before we published: 

Evan: What does she talk about?
Van: Who cares. She's hot. People will watch this video
Evan: Ok. 

Enjoy. 
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'Jungle Book' Star Rohan Chand

Contract Full Of Options

And They're All Money

12/27/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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is about to star in Warner Bro's "Jungle Book: Origins" ... he's also poised like Shere Khan to jump a lot of tax brackets and become one very rich 10-year-old.

Producers are ready to make the next Mowgli a household name with $160K for his first film and a tree house full of future options ... they just need a judge to sign off on the contract because he's a minor ... and then it's the bling necessities.

The court docs show Chand's pay will double every time WB options another sequel, with the best case scenario ... more than $2.2M.

Makes you wanna be like him.

Kim Kardashian

I'm Upset ...

Because I Can't Get Pregnant

12/26/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian Pregnancy Problems
Kim Kardashian is upset for a very good reason ... as hard as she's been trying, she can't get pregnant.

Kim has been very open with friends and family ... she and Kanye have been trying to have another baby for the last 9 months but nothing has worked. Kim has been to fertility doctors, but they've made it clear ... having another baby is a long shot.

Turns out North West was a miracle baby ... she had 3 specialists tell her she couldn't get pregnant before North was conceived.  

Kim and Kanye assumed the second baby would be easier since it worked once, but the doctors are telling her that's not the case.

We're told Kim is trying to reduce her stress and cut down on traveling ... per doctor's advice.

The pic was taken Tuesday in Bev Hills after visiting her doctor. We're told Kanye has been to almost every doctor's visit ... Kim goes once a month.

Dustin Diamond

Screech Arrested

For Allegedly Stabbing Man With a Switchblade

12/26/2014 9:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dustin Diamond a.k.a. Screech is behind bars ... after he was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly stabbing a man with a switchblade -- TMZ has learned.

The Port Washington Police Department says Diamond was arrested early Friday morning for possession of a switchblade, reckless endangerment and carrying a concealed weapon.

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Cops tell us Screech allegedly stabbed a guy after getting into an argument late Christmas evening that quickly escalated-- the bar owner says it was over pics they were taking of Diamond -- and then the actor bailed from the bar.

According to court docs ... the victim suffered a 1/2 inch wound under his armpit and bled heavily -- but he didn't notice it had even happened until moments later.

Officers located Dustin and his girlfriend in his car not long after ... and the knife was in his ride. Dustin's girlfriend was booked on a disorderly conduct charge.

Cops tell us the victim suffered non-life threatening wounds ... and he's already home recovering.

Diamond is claiming self defense ... saying he and his wife were attacked in the bar.  The actor appeared in court Friday morning and his bail was set at $10K.

We got video moments before the stabbing ... and you can clearly hear people freaking out.

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Kesha

Dr. Luke Says She Lied

To Save her Ass Over Sandy Hook

12/26/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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4:20 PM PST -- Kesha's lawyer Mark Geragos tells us ... "All these claims show is a predator attempting to deflect attention from the real facts -- that Kesha was mentally and sexually abused by Luke for years."

He adds, "All of Luke's recent filings bare no consequence in this case and are a sad attempt to paint Kesha -- his victim -- in a negative way."
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Dr. Luke
is keeping the heat on Kesha, saying he has more proof she's a liar ... and this time it involves the tragedy at Sandy Hook. 

Luke filed legal docs -- trying to discredit her claim that he drugged and raped her when she was 18. He says she flat-out lied when she told the public he forced her to sing "Die Young" to distance herself from the massacre. Luke says she also lied by saying he wrote the song.  

Luke claims Kesha "proudly, and truthfully" took credit for the lyrics before the Sandy Hook shootings.

He also put in the legal docs a story that has circulated ... that Kesha insinuated her dad was Mick Jagger. He says she knows that's a lie but it never stopped her.

And Luke isn't limiting his attack to lying ... he says she's a horrible person who once locked her mom out of a Vegas hotel room with no shoes and no money. Luke says, "Pebe was forced to wander the hotel's casino floor, begging for assistance."

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