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'Sugar' Shane Mosley Sues Over Botched Elbow Surgery Claims Doc Attempted Cover-Up

6/20/2018 7:02 PM PDT

'Sugar' Shane Mosley went in for a quick surgery to fix his elbow pain, but ended up getting cut up and burned ... according to a new suit.

The 4-time world champion boxer claims he was training for a fight in March 2017, when he went to Dr. Gary Brazina about pain and clicking in his right elbow. He says the doc suggested arthroscopic surgery to fix it, and explained it would be relatively quick and painless, with plenty of time to recover for his fight.

According to the docs ... it didn't go as planned at all. Mosley says the surgery took hours longer than he was told, and Brazina revealed he had to "detach some ligaments and reattach them with screws." 

Mosley claims he developed a fever and rash the next day, and Brazina failed to tell him he also suffered a severe burn during his surgery ... which became infected.

What's worse -- the boxer claims his doc altered some pre-op paperwork to make it look like Mosley consented to a more invasive surgery than he did.

He's suing Brazina and the hospital where his surgery was performed for damages. We reached out to Dr. Brazina ... so far, no word back.

It's interesting -- Mosley reportedly chose to retire in 2017 due to the complications from this elbow surgery. Clearly ... he wants some payback for it.

WWE Legend Vader Dies From Heart Complications

6/20/2018 8:10 AM PDT
Breaking News

Ex-WWE superstar Vader has died ... after a two-year battle with congestive heart failure. He was 63. 

Vader's son broke the news on social media, saying, "Around a month ago my father was diagnosed with a severe case of Pneumonia. He fought extremely hard and clinically was making progress. Unfortunately, on Monday night his heart had enough and it was his time."

Vader had undergone open-heart surgery back in March and seemed to be doing well -- but his health took a turn for the worse and he wasn't able to recover. 

We spoke with Vader just a few months ago -- right after his surgery -- and he told us he was feeling better and looking forward to getting out of the hospital. He was super nice to us. 

Before his wrestling career, Vader -- real name Leon White -- was a football star at the University of Colorado where he was a 2-time All-American offensive lineman. 

He was drafted by the Rams in the 3rd round of the 1978 NFL Draft and played in Super Bowl XIV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

As a pro wrestler, Vader was a huge star globally -- he was a 3-time WCW heavyweight champ. In WWE, he famously battled guys like The Undertaker and Kane

He also made TV appearances on shows like "Baywatch" and "Boy Meets World."


Travis Barker Back in Hospital Clots, Infections Get Worse

6/20/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Travis Barker's good news has turned bad -- shortly after getting out of the hospital where he was getting treatment for blood clots, he had to be readmitted ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us the Blink-182 drummer was released from the L.A.-area hospital on Monday evening, but had to be readmitted Tuesday morning. Travis went in late last week when doctors discovered he had blood clots in both arms. 

We're told the situation's more complicated now. He's also battling a staph infection and something called cellulitis -- an infection of the skin -- in addition to the clots. Doctors are monitoring to see how he responds to blood thinners, and to make sure the clots don't travel to his heart or lungs.

As bad as it sounds, our sources say Travis is keeping a positive attitude, and looking forward to getting back onstage.

Blink had to cancel upcoming shows for their Las Vegas residency at the Palms, but we're told they're planning to make up the dates this fall. 

Chad Ochocinco Brags About Gym Fanny Pack ... Wanna Know What's Inside?!

6/18/2018 11:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

Chad Ochocinco isn't embarrassed by his gym fanny pack -- HE'S PROUD -- and he's even revealing what secret treasures he rocks around his hips. 

News flash ... Chad's a bodybuilder now -- he's been dead serious about bulking up and he's even teased about possibly entering a real competition this year. (Is he serious? Who knows?) 

He's even dressing the part these days ... hence the fanny pack. 

"You ain't never seen a n***a in the gym with a fanny pack. That's how you know I'm with the sh*ts," Ochocinco said.

So, what's inside? Mostly the typical stuff ... but there's one secret item he keeps with him at all times in case he finds romance in the heavy weights section. 

Stay ready so you don't have to get ready. 

Heather Locklear Hospitalized for Psych Evaluation After Threatening to Shoot Herself

6/18/2018 8:26 AM PDT

9:34 AM PT -- A source close to Heather tells us the 56-year-old was agitated during the day, so her parents went over to her home. We're told that's when Locklear got violent, choking her mother and hitting her father. Her mother called the police.

Heather Locklear was taken to a hospital for a psych evaluation after a family member claimed the actress was threatening to kill herself ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us a family member called 911 Sunday afternoon to report they were concerned for Heather. We're told both the Ventura County Fire and Sheriff's Departments responded to Locklear's home.

According to the dispatch audio, the caller claimed Heather was acting erratically and threatening to hurt herself ... the caller said Heather was trying to find a gun to shoot herself.

Locklear was then transported to a hospital -- we're told the incident was only medical, nothing criminal.

TMZ broke the story ... Heather was arrested back in February for felony domestic violence against her boyfriend. During the arrest, Locklear allegedly threatened to shoot officers if they ever returned to her home.

We're told, given the recent history, the Sheriff's Department sent multiple units Sunday to handle any possible threat.

Rich the Kid's GF Tori Brixx's Brutal Face Injury From Home Invasion Attack

6/15/2018 5:19 PM PDT

Rich the Kid wasn't the only person who got seriously roughed up during a home invasion robbery Thursday night ... as these photos of his girlfriend's facial injuries clearly show.

Sources close to Tori Brixx tell TMZ ... she was pistol whipped by the robbers who broke into her home demanding cash and jewelry, suffering a deep laceration on her cheek, along with bruising and swelling around her eye. We're told Tori's sister was present, as well, but did not sustain any physical injuries.

Tori was taken to the hospital and required several stitches before being discharged Friday morning. 

We broke the story ... the rapper was allegedly attacked and robbed at gunpoint by several men and hospitalized. The LAPD confirms they're investigating a home invasion robbery, but there are no suspects or arrests at this time.

Charlie Sheen Woman in HIV Lawsuit Happily Signed NDA to Hang with Me

6/15/2018 4:59 PM PDT

Charlie Sheen claims the woman suing him for exposing her to HIV is flat-out lying about being forced into signing an NDA -- and, instead, says she was desperate to spend time with him.

According to new docs, Sheen denies there was any coercion on his part to get her to sign the non-disclosure agreement. He also points out she's violated that deal.

Sheen says the woman's not special -- he requires ALL visitors to sign such a document before they enter his house. In his response to her lawsuit ... Sheen says she signed it "without incident or objection" because she wanted to hang out, and she got exactly what she wanted.

We broke the story ... the woman, suing as a Jane Doe, claims she only signed the hush agreement out of fear because Charlie had a "thuggish" goon squad with him.

Sheen is adamant she knew about his HIV status when they met, and believes she's just trying to extort him.

Capitals Star Brooks Orpik Finger Decapitated During Stanley Cup Finals!!

6/14/2018 9:51 AM PDT
Breaking News

It's incredible Brooks Orpik was able to hold the Stanley Cup ... let alone play hockey -- 'cause the Washington Capitals defenseman straight-up said his finger FELL OFF during the Cup Finals!!

The Caps star told reporters this week that, after getting slashed at the end of Game 2 against the Las Vegas Golden Knights ... the top of his pinkie was no longer a part of his hand.

"It kinda fell off," he said.

The crazy part of the story?? The dude who basically chopped off Brooks' finger with his stick only got a five-minute penalty and a game misconduct for it.

The crazier part of the story?? Orpik didn't miss a minute of action after trainers stitched it back together.

The craziest part of the story?? Brooks says the hand injury he suffered in a previous series against the Blue Jackets will cause him more long-term problems than losing part of his finger!!

Hockey, man.

Lil Scrappy's Car Wreck Injured Friend Lawyers Up ... Scrappy's Gotta Pay for My Pain!!!

6/14/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Lil Scrappy's friend, Ca$ino Roulette, got the worst of it when they got into that horrific car accident in Florida earlier this month, and now he's preparing to sue over his extensive injuries ... TMZ has learned.

Ca$ino's attorney, Brett L. Schlacter, tells us ... Ca$ino sustained life-altering injuries and is "lucky to be alive." He feels Scrappy was negligent and reckless when he fell asleep at the wheel. Surveillance video of the crash shows they're both damn lucky.

We're told Roulette was in ICU for 3 days following the accident and is now home in South Carolina recovering from his injuries -- broken ribs, concussion, bruised lungs, liver and kidneys -- and 2 major surgeries to repair his ruptured large intestine.

Schlacter says Ca$ino's pursuing legal action to cover medical expenses, and to get compensation for life-altering injuries and significant wage loss.

Lil Scrappy tells us he has no recollection of falling asleep, but admits he might have overdone it by driving too much in one day.

We broke the story ... police say Scrappy won't face criminal charges for the accident. His friendship with Ca$ino, on the other hand, might be tried in court. 

Lil Scrappy I Wasn't Drunk or High During Car Crash ... It Was Pure Exhaustion

6/13/2018 3:06 PM PDT

Lil Scrappy clocked in at least 11 hours and about 800 miles on the road the day he fell asleep behind the wheel and smashed into a utility pole ... leaving his friend and himself badly injured.

Scrappy spoke for the first time about the accident on "TMZ Live," and he revealed he had driven from South Carolina to Atlanta to Miami on the day of the accident. He admits he might have overextended himself by deciding to go out on the town with his friend, Ca$ino Roulette, who was a passenger in the car. 

The rapper says he has no recollection of falling asleep behind the wheel, but he does remember Ca$ino and himself struggling to escape the car. Scrappy broke his foot in 7 places, and Ca$ino's injuries were far worse. 

Cops say there were no drugs or alcohol involved, and have closed their investigation.

Ex-NFL Star DeMarcus Ware Reps Monster 275-Pound Hang Cleans ... 'Basic Tuesday'

6/13/2018 12:00 PM PDT
Breaking News

Sorry, James Harrison ... there's a new retired linebacker pushin' serious iron in the gym -- and it's just as frightening.

DeMarcus Ware did his best impression of the former Steelers superstar in the weight room Tuesday, hang power cleaning 275 pounds -- FOR REPS.

The video starts in the middle of D-Ware's set ... so, unclear how many times he actually tossed around the nearly three bills ... but it's AT LEAST five.

The craziest part? The soon-to-be 36-year-old Ware -- who retired after the 2016 season -- called the workout a "Basic Tuesday."

FYI ... Ware just signed on to be a part-time pass-rush consultant for his old team, the Broncos ... and he was STILL the most jacked dude out at practice Wednesday.

Think John Elway wishes that coaching gig would come with just a few more in-game reps?

Charlie Sheen HIV Lawsuit Alleged Victim Fires Back I Signed Your NDA Out of Fear!

6/12/2018 11:19 AM PDT

The woman suing Charlie Sheen for exposing her to HIV claims he coerced her into signing a hush agreement ... with the help of a goon squad. 

The woman, who's suing as a Jane Doe, just fired back at Sheen's response to her lawsuit and says his claim that she knew he had HIV before they had sex is complete BS. 

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she sticks to her original story ... that Sheen revealed he was HIV positive only after they had unprotected sex. She says she was told by doctors to find out what meds he was on, so she could get proper treatment.

She says before he gave her the info, Sheen forced her to sign a non-disclosure agreement. According to the docs, she showed up to Charlie's house only to find 4 "thuggish" men and what she believed to be weapons lying around, including guns. She claims she was escorted to a garage area, and told to sign the document.

She skimmed it, but says she doesn't understand English very well -- she's from Moscow -- and signed it under what she believed to be a threat to her safety. She also says in the suit, she'd seen Charlie's temper, and heard him allude to using violence in the past.

As for Sheen ... he's said they were intimate and she's only out to extort him for money

Lil Scrappy Car Wreck Finally Released from the Hospital ... Months of Rehab Ahead

6/11/2018 2:24 PM PDT

Lil Scrappy has just been released from the hospital, but his long recovery's just about to begin ... TMZ has learned.

The rapper was released Monday from the Miami hospital where he spent 8 days following a vicious solo car crash after leaving King of Diamonds strip club. As we first showed you ...a surveillance camera captured the moment Scrappy slammed his white Mercedes into a utility pole, breaking his foot in 7 places.

Our Scrappy sources say he'll have to undergo several months of intensive therapy on his foot, which now has a lot of hardware in it. For now, he'll be in a wheelchair until he can graduate to using a walker.

Scrappy's friend, Ca$ino Roulette, was a passenger in the car, and we're told he got out of the hospital a few days ago. Police believe Scrappy fell asleep at the wheel, and they've closed their investigation into the accident.

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