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Lamar Odom

Fighting for His Life

Found Unconscious at Nevada Brothel

10/13/2015 5:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


9:30 PM PT -- Lamar is still alive, but he is breathing with the assistance of machines and remains in critical condition ... according to sources close to the situation.

7:15 PM PT -- The Nye County Sheriff says the airlift of Lamar had to be scratched because his 6'10" frame was too big for the chopper. Instead, he was rushed by ambulance to a Las Vegas hospital.

The Sheriff also says the call came in at 3:15 PM for an unresponsive male at the Love Ranch. Paramedics treated Odom and he was taken to a nearby hospital. Sheriff's detectives conducted an investigation at the brothel. It's unclear what, if anything, they found on scene.

7:05 PM PT --  Sources tell us Khloe and Kim Kardashian ... as well as Kris Jenner are heading to Las Vegas shortly to see Lamar at the hospital.update_grey_gray_barLamar Odom is fighting for his life after falling into unconsciousness at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Sources at the Love Ranch tell us ... 35-year-old Odom arrived at the Ranch Saturday and was partying with the girls for days. A source at the Ranch said Lamar was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra.

We spoke with Hof  ... who tells us Tuesday afternoon, a woman went into Odom's room in the VIP suites and found him unconscious. 

We're told the woman began screaming for the manager -- who called 911. 

The manager rolled Lamar over on his side and saw "mucus-type liquid coming out of his nose and mouth."

An ambulance took Lamar to Pahrump hospital, where doctors intubated him ... an indication he could not breathe on his own.

We're told Lamar is being airlifted from the hospital to Las Vegas for more treatment.

Our sources tell us, "It's not good." 

We're told Lamar had been partying at the ranch by himself -- with no friends or entourage -- and is now alone at the hospital. 

The ranch staff says they want to be in the room with Lamar but since they're not family they're not allowed. 

Story developing ... 


Back in August ... Lamar told us how his life had gone downhill since the divorce from Khloe.

Justin Bieber

Checks in with Probation Officer

After Painting the Town

10/13/2015 4:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1013-justin-bieber-probation-meeting-TMZ-01Justin Bieber showed up at the Santa Monica Courthouse Tuesday afternoon for a meeting with his probation officer and all signs are good.

Our sources say the P.O. gave Justin good marks for his progress. He's required to perform 5 days of community labor for the egging case. Justin posted videos of himself painting a wall at the Youth Gang Intervention Center to satisfy a portion of the community labor.

Listen closely to the video ... it sounds like a recording of a Justin song is playing in the background. It's not an old song, so it looks like Justin may be previewing 2 cuts from his new album while serving out his probation. He's also playing Jay Z's "Hard Knock Life."


Scott Storch

I Graduated From Debt U!!!

10/13/2015 2:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1013-scott-storch-tmz-01Scott Storch just learned how NOT to blow through a $70 mil fortune ... he successfully completed debt education school.

The judge in Storch's bankruptcy case ordered him to take a course in financial management.

Storch -- who's produced tracks for Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce -- was down to $100 in cash, some clothes, and a watch after a string of poor decisions ... including reportedly blowing through $30 mil just on drugs.

Graduating calls for a celebration ... only this time ... BYOB. 


Donald Trump

I'm Not Gonna Use 'Dream On'

Even Though I Can

10/13/2015 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1013-trump-tyler-tmz-02Donald Trump says he has every right to use Steven Tyler's anthem, "Dream On," but he'll shelve the song because that's what Steven wants and the Aerosmith singer is a big, big fan.

Trump tells TMZ, he's read the cease and desist letter from Tyler's lawyer, threatening a lawsuit if the leader of the Republican pack dares to walk into a crowd again with "Dream On" blaring in the background.

Trump says he bought the right to use the song in public assemblies, along with many other tunes. But since Tyler has been such a good friend and supporter over the years, Trump says he'll move on instead of dream on.

We're told Tyler's gripe is not with Trump ... he just doesn't want his music politicized.

As for what Trump now plans to use as his anthem, he says there are 10-15 songs he rotates, but he favors "We're Not Gonna Take it" by Twisted Sister because he says it connects with the audience. It doesn't hurt that Dee Snider is a 'Celebrity Apprentice' alum who loves The Donald.

BTW ... Trump's still ahead in virtually every poll, and the margin is growing.

USC Football

Starting Players Considering Transferring

10/13/2015 7:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


It's not just recruits USC needs to worry about losing -- the parents of several current players, including starters, have told us they are "re-evaluating"  whether or not to stay at SC next season following the Steve Sarkisian saga. 

Everyone we spoke with expressed disappointment in the USC football program -- with one parent telling us, "We feel let down by the coaching staff."

Here are some of the stronger quotes: 

"My son turned down several schools to come play for Coach Sarkisian. He told us [our son] would learn how to become a responsible young man but his actions haven't been a good example. After this season, we will be re-evaluating whether or not to come back to the school." 

Another parent told us, "I am just very disappointed in the whole program. I thought this would be a great fit for my son but I can see things much clearer now ... and it's not. I don't know if it's going to get any better."

"My son's high school team was more disciplined than the USC football program."

SC's athletic director Pat Haden fired Sarkisian on Monday -- and we're told the coaching hunt is already in full swing. One SC source tells us the school is looking for a "big name coach ... maybe someone from the NFL."

Stay tuned ... 

Justin Bieber

Banned for Pushing Jesus in Middle East

10/13/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1009-justin-bieber-new-album-purpose-ISNTAGRAM-01Topless Justin Bieber and symbols of Jesus Christ -- two things that just won't fly in the Middle East, where Justin's new album has been rejected for being too provocative. 

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Bieber's "Purpose" album is getting the bum's rush in several Middle Eastern countries, as well as Indonesia -- predominantly Muslim regions. We're told the issue is twofold: Justin being shirtless, and the cross tattoo on his chest. 

We're told team Bieber is scrambling right now to come up with an alternate cover for those countries -- 'cause let's face it, the bottom line is pushing the music and making money.

Still unclear at this point what imagery will be on the redesigned cover.

Ronda Rousey

Marine Concerned After BF Revelation

'Hope She Doesn't Back Out'

10/13/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1012_Jarrod-Haschert-_ronda_travis_tmzA wise Batman villain once said, "Never rub another man's rhubarb" -- which is why the marine who asked out Ronda Rousey is concerned that their date to his Marine Corps Ball could be called off.  

As we previously reported, Lance Cpl. Jarrod Haschert asked Rousey to his Marine Corps Ball earlier this summer in a video that went viral -- but to his surprise, she accepted the offer

But that was before UFC fighter Travis Browne went public about his relationship with Rousey -- declaring on Monday, "She's my woman and I am her man."

So, we hit up Haschert about the news that Ronda's spoken for -- to which he simply replied, "Damn. I really hope she doesn't back out."

BTW, Haschert is such a gentleman, that when we jokingly asked if he'd consider fighting Browne over Ronda, he told us, "That would be a tough fight! She's a great woman with an amazing personality. I'm sure he's a great guy."

The ball is set to go down in December -- stay tuned. 

Nicholas Sparks' Ex

Hands Over Stake in Family Mansion

... Still Makes Out

10/13/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1012_nicholas-sparks-and-catherine_getty"The Notebook" author Nicholas Sparks is a true romantic in real life ... when it comes to his beloved North Carolina mansion, anyway -- and now he's making sure he keeps it in the breakup with his wife. 

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Nicholas and Catherine Sparks both signed the deed for "Trent Acres" -- the massive family estate -- over to the Nicholas Sparks trust. As you'd expect ... the author runs his trust, so basically Catherine's given him her share of the 24,000 sq. ft. home. 

The Sparks' announced they were separating in January after 25 years of marriage.

It's unclear from the docs what, if any, compensation Catherine's getting for forking over the deed ... but typically there is something called an equalization payment. She's already secured a $1.1 million mini-mansion, just a couple miles away from "Trent Acres." 

Nicholas declared his love for his estate in a video every bit as sappy as "Nights in Rodanthe." Grab some tissues ...

'Bachelorette' Star Ben Z

I'm A Bodybuilder Now

10/13/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1012-SUB-ben-z-body-building-TMZ-01'Bachelorette' star Ben Z is more concerned about his rock hard bod than a follow-up run on "The Bachelor." 

Ben surfaced this weekend in San Francisco where he competed in his first bodybuilding competition. He didn't win, but more importantly he didn't finish in last place ... ultimately coming in 8th out of 15. 

1012-ben-z-body-building-FACEBOOK-01Ben tells us he's 210 lbs now ... down 90 lbs from his days as a linebacker playing college football, which is when that "before" pic was taken. He claims he's leaned out naturally with diet and exercise -- sans steroids or testosterone boosters.

Many thought since he was last season's resident hardbodied badass ... he'd be a shoe-in for "The Bachelor." He tells us producers approached him but he didn't get back in time with his answer. 

Spending too much time in the gym, Ben? 


'Hung' Co-Creator

My Marriage Went Limp

Files for Divorce

10/13/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1012-hung-couple-colette-TWITTER-GETTY-01Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson spent countless hours working side by side, painstakingly writing and developing HBO's hit TV show "Hung" ... so, naturally they're getting a divorce. 

The couple co-created the show starring Thomas Jane ... about a well endowed high school basketball coach who becomes a male prostitute. 

According to the docs, Dmitry filed ... citing irreconcilable differences ... after 8 years of marriage. He's requesting joint custody of their two kids -- a girl and boy, ages 11 and 7.

Schlong story short ... another Hollywood marriage bites the dust. 

Carly Fiorina

First Class Bank Account ...

Still Flying Coach

10/12/2015 3:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1012_Carly-Florina_tmz_wmCarly Fiorina's running her presidential campaign on peanuts -- at least in the air, where the $59 million woman is flying low-cost airlines.

We got this shot of Fiorina sitting at LAX -- not in a first class lounge, but just hanging with the general electorate in the terminal, waiting to board a Southwest flight, aka ... NO FIRST CLASS!!

Fiorina was on her way to Oakland for business meetings, according to her press secretary.

Our sources at LAX tell us she was in the first boarding group -- A22, to be specific -- so at least she probably nabbed an overhead bin for her carry-on.

[Ding] Carly is now free to campaign about the country.

Roger Goodell

Hey Commish ...

Can I Get a Selfie?!

10/12/2015 2:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1012-roger-goodell-selfie-INSTAGRAM-01See, people still like Roger Goodell ... especially in New York, where the NFL commissioner snapped selfies with fans at the big Giants vs. 49ers game. 

We spoke with Torrey O'Brien -- who was sitting near Goodell's box last night when he called Roger over and asked for a pic. Goodell obliged ... and according to Torrey, he couldn't have been nicer. 

"Totally nice guy ... very nice to everyone. He shook hands with people and signed autographs."

We're told Goodell also spent some time talking with Eli Manning's family ... the only guy who's ever really been able to beat Tom Brady on the big stage. 

Dallas Cowboys

Highway Patrol Trooper In Trouble

for Photo with RB

10/12/2015 2:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1012-chris-mike-23-pulled-over-picture-INSTAGRAM-01The Texas Highway Patrol trooper who pulled over a Dallas Cowboys running back -- and then took a picture with him -- will face disciplinary actions for the incident ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The photo has been all over the Internet -- a trooper posing with backup running back Christine Michael in front of the player's pulled over Bentley ... causing many people to wonder, WTF?!

We spoke to a rep for the Texas Highway Patrol who tells us ... Michael's car was initially pulled over at noon on Sunday because it appeared the Bentley had illegal tint on the front windshield.

The trooper did not issue a citation -- but asked for a pic and then let Michael go on his way. 

Sergeant Lonny Haschel tells TMZ Sports ... "The trooper’s actions have been reviewed by DPS and are not consistent with department procedure."

"Corrective action, in the form of a procedural review, will be taken. In conversations with his chain of command, the trooper realized his error in judgement and was apologetic for the incident."

As for Michael -- he went on to play the Patriots later that day ... where he had 1 carry for 6 yards. 

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