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UFC's Frankie Edgar I Broke My Face ... And It Frickin' Sucks

11/22/2017 12:09 PM PST
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UFC star Frankie Edgar says he's still bummed out after breaking a bone in his face ... but not 'cause it actually hurt or anything.

Frankie was lined up to fight featherweight champ Max Holloway at UFC 218 next weekend, but had to pull out a couple weeks ago after his orbital bone was cracked in a sparring sesh.

Edgar says the pain of missing his title shot is WAY worse than the pain from his broken eye bone. 

"It's not bad -- the timing's what makes it worse. As far as timing, what's on the line, it's one of the worst I've dealt with," he told TMZ Sports.

Frankie guarantees he'll get the gold when he's back to being healthy ... and in the meantime, he's keeping busy with charitable events -- like a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway put on by Eat Clean Bro in New Jersey.

Props to Edgar -- and HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!!

76ers' Markelle Fultz Mad Props for Cancer Survivor ... 'Better Shooter Than Me'

11/21/2017 10:17 AM PST
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NBA #1 overall pick Markelle Fultz has a new BFF -- 17-year-old cancer survivor Mike Shelly, who's insane half-court shot at Saturday's 76ers game led to a once-in-a-lifetime VIP experience.

Here's the deal ... Mike balled out in a shooting contest during Sixers vs. Warriors, winning Chick-fil-A (Markelle's favorite thing ever) for all the fans in the arena.

Pretty epic -- but Shelly's no stranger to overcoming the odds ... crushing stage 4 cancer to suit up for his high school football team.

So when Mike got an invite back to the Wells Fargo Center, Fultz gave him a hero's welcome -- telling him he had a better jumper and asking if they could bro out over some chicken sandwiches! (The 76ers hooked Mike up with 76 Chick-fil-A gift cards, FYI). 

The franchise also gave Shelly courtside seats, a future road trip with the squad and more!

Awesome story.

#TrustTheProcess

WWE Legend Kamala Fighting for His Life After Surgery

11/20/2017 3:43 PM PST
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Pro wrestling legend Kamala is on life support after undergoing emergency surgery at an Oxford, Mississippi hospital on Sunday ... according to social media posts from his friends and family.

Kamala's stepdaughter says doctors didn't think he would make it out of surgery alive ... but he managed to pull through and is now "showing signs of improvement," reports ProWrestlingSheet.

Kamala -- real name James Harris -- was a mainstay for the WWF in the '80s and '90s ... feuding with Hall of Fame superstars like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and Jake "The Snake" Roberts.

Harris fell on hard times after leaving the pro wrestling scene. Both of his legs were amputated below the knees between 2011-2012 due to complications from diabetes ... and in 2014, he revealed that he and his wife were scraping by on his disability checks.

Donald Trump LaVar Tweets Prove He's Sick ... Says Deepak Chopra

11/20/2017 7:52 AM PST
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Donald Trump's Twitter hate against LaVar Ball and others is proof that he's sick and unfit to be president -- so says alternative medicine guru Deepak Chopra.

"I feel he’s in a lot of pain and suffering. He probably never got validation from his parents ... so he needs to be validated every day, every hour, every minute," Deepak told TMZ Sports.

With that said, Chopra says there's only 1 logical thing for Trump to do.

"Relinquish the presidency ... for his health, and the health of his family, and health of the country, and the health of the world."

Deepak added that he feels sorry for POTUS -- and is willing to help him with a week of private meditation on the house!!

Sounds better than fighting Big Ballers on social media ...

David Cassidy In Critical Condition ... Organs Failing

11/18/2017 11:02 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

David Cassidy is in the hospital in critical condition -- his organs are shutting down, and as one source put it, "It's looking grim."

We're told David was rushed to a Florida hospital 3 days ago ... and his condition has been worsening since his admission. We're told he's suffering from organ failure and unless he gets a liver transplant soon he could soon die. We're also told he's suffering from kidney failure.

David, we're told, was in an induced coma but is now in and out of consciousness.

David's family has been arriving at the hospital to comfort him.

The 67-year-old former Partridge Family star has been in failing health for more than 2 months ... this according to sources connected to the family.

We're told doctors have made it clear to the family ... with Cassidy's organ deterioration, they need to prepare for the worst.

Usher $20 mil Herpes Lawsuit Dismissed

11/17/2017 2:20 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The lawsuit filed against Usher -- claiming he gave a Georgia woman herpes -- has been dismissed, but there's an asterisk.

Laura Helm filed a $20 million lawsuit against the singer, claiming he had unprotected sex with her and transmitted the disease. She had a problem -- she told someone on a recorded phone call 2 days before the suit was filed that she only had protected sex with Usher.

Helm's lawyer withdrew from the case and Helm got a new attorney, who immediately filed legal docs to dismiss the case. It is, however, dismissed without prejudice, "with intent to refile." It's unclear why her lawyer made the move to dismiss.

We reached out to Usher's lawyer, Steve Sadow, but we were not able to reach him. Helm's lawyer had no comment.

Rev. Jesse Jackson Battling Parkinson's

11/17/2017 10:33 AM PST
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Rev. Jesse Jackson has revealed he has Parkinson's disease ... but plans to dedicate himself to treatment in hopes of fighting the disease's progression for as long as possible.

The 76-year-old civil rights icon says he and his family began to notice changes about 3 years ago and couldn't ignore the symptoms any longer. After a visit to the doctor and a series of tests ... he got the diagnosis.

Jackson says his father also had Parkinson's.

The Rev. says the effects of the disease have been painful and he finds it increasingly challenging to perform daily tasks, but adds it's not a stop sign for him.

History Channel's 'Vikings' Cast Grants Sick Kid's Wish ... Be Ragnar for a Day!

11/17/2017 12:10 AM PST
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The folks who play deadly vikings on the hit History Channel show are actually softies at heart -- 'cause they turned a sick little boy into their fearless leader for a day.

Many members of the "Vikings" cast and crew helped grant the wish of a 7-year-old in Ireland this week who's got stage 4 cancer. His name is Max, and he's part of Aoibheann's Pink Tie foundation -- a similar institution to the U.S.'s Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Production folks tell TMZ Max was told he only has a few months left to live, and his dying wish was to be Ragnar for a day -- the main character on the show. Some cast and crew caught wind of this, and decided to help him out by bringing him on set. 

Before long, Max was turned into a mini Ragnar -- with a whole "Vikings" costume and everything. We're told his makeup and hair were actually done by the show's crew.

Max got to hang with a lot of the big players from the series -- which is currently filming in Ireland -- while Skyping with others. He also got to kick some ass, viking-style.

From what we can tell, the real Ragnar would be proud. 

Charles Manson Hospitalized ... 'It's Just a Matter of Time'

11/15/2017 3:34 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Charles Manson is in the hospital and, as one source familiar with his situation tells TMZ, "it's not going to get any better for him."

We're told Manson was rushed to a Bakersfield hospital 3 days ago, and has been wheeled around on a gurney for various treatments ... escorted by 5 uniformed cops.

We're told the 83-year-old Manson, who lays still covered in blankets, looks ashen.  

Our sources say Manson's health has been steadily deteriorating and, as it was put to us, "It's just a matter of time."

Manson had serious health issues back in January as well, when he was hospitalized for severe intestinal bleeding and needed surgery to repair a lesion ... but was deemed too weak by doctors and sent back to prison.

Tyrese Gibson Ex-Wife Wants Mental Evaluation

11/14/2017 2:38 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The lawyer for Tyrese Gibson's ex-wife, Norma, just told the court it's essential for the judge in their custody war to demand a mental evaluation of the actor in light of recent, bizarre actions.

Attorney Aleen Khanjian was referring to the various videos Tyrese has posted, referencing Norma and Shayla.

Khanjian also mentioned in court a court-appointed evaluator has referred to Tyrese as having a "mental illness."

Norma is going for a permanent restraining order against Tyrese and she argued Tuesday he's violated the temporary order by posting videos talking about 10-year-old Shayla.

The judge did not order a mental evaluation ... at least not yet.

'Westworld' Actor's 911 Call Completely Dazed and Out of Breath ... From Head Injury

11/14/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The actor who sustained a serious head injury that put the brakes on production for "Westworld" called 911 himself ... and sounded like he was about to pass out.

TMZ has obtained the audio of Zahn McClarnon's call for help, which he placed on his own after he fell in his home and hit his head a couple weeks ago.

As you can tell, Zahn's clearly out of it during the convo with an operator. He comes off as confused when asked what apartment number he's in, but somehow manages to get out all relevant info needed for paramedics.

As we reported ... Zahn's injury temporarily halted production of season 2 of the HBO hit series, which was set to air in 2018.

The good news now ... HBO says filming has fully resumed.

David Hasselhoff My Ex Isn't Injured ... Check Out Her Jump Shot!!!

11/13/2017 9:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

David Hasselhoff claims he's busted his ex-wife lying about being too injured to get a job, and there's video to prove it ... TMZ has learned.

The Hoff filed docs in his spousal support battle with Pamela Bach, and says her claim that a 2003 motorcycle accident is limiting her ability to find work is total BS. According to the docs, Pamela's been posting tons of social media showing herself getting very physical.

For instance, David says a Facebook video Pamela posted in April shows her running around on a basketball court, taking shot after shot. Worth noting ... she's not very good, so it's debatable if this helps or hurts the Hoff's case. 

David says there's more video evidence -- a February post shows her smoking hookah and dancing in a nightclub with young men. Another shows her moving boxes of clothing, and maneuvering around mannequins. 

His point? Pamela doesn't have any physical injuries stopping her from getting a J-O-B ... and therefore, he shouldn't have to continue paying her spousal support.

Beyonce & Pharrell Raise Nearly $40k For AWESOME Project!!!

11/7/2017 11:18 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Beyonce and Pharrell are a bunch of overachievers ... the items they donated for a charity auction fetched 19 TIMES MORE than anticipated.

TMZ broke the story ... Bey and P. Willy donated items auctioned off at Heritage Auctions to help raise money for The Lung Transplant Project... a non-profit that raises money and awareness to reduce transplant waiting list times.

Beyonce's "Formation" tour hat was supposed to bring between 1 and 2 G's ... but after Monday's auction closed it brought in a whopping $27,500!!!

Pharrell donated two pairs of adidas Originals ... the first pair featured the hit-making producers' John Hancock and an inspiring message, while the second pair will be custom-made for the winning bidder.

The kicks -- which were estimated to haul in about a G -- sold for $11,375. Score!!!

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