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UFC's Luke Rockhold 'I Can't Feel My Feet' ... Gross Post-Fight Swelling

9/19/2017 6:48 AM PDT
Breaking News

UFC superstar Luke Rockhold kicked so much ass this weekend, his foot exploded. 

Well, it certainly blew the hell up. 

Take a look at video of Luke's insanely swollen and bruised right foot -- which he earned during Saturday night's dominant TKO victory over David Branch at 'UFC Fight Night' in Pittsburgh. 

Maybe put some ice on it?

The good news ... Rockhold seems pretty comfortable recovering while chillin' at a rooftop pool in the Steel City.

Could be worse ... could be David Branch's face.

Keyshia Cole Emmy Night Duet Makes Girl's Wish Come True

9/18/2017 12:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Keyshia Cole trusted a 12-year-old amateur singer to help her belt out a song at a post-Emmys bash ... and the result was simply awesome.

Keyshia performed her song, "Trust," Sunday night at the Golden Soiree at Viva Hollywood -- and she invited a 12-year-old named Serenity, who happens to be in the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

We're told Serenity's a huge fan of Keyshia's and had requested to sing with her -- a wish that was granted by Jimmy Iovine's son, Jamie ... who's close pals with Keyshia.

As you can see, the duo was a hit with the crowd ... and Keyshia even gave a special shout-out to Serenity and Jamie afterward. 

Chester Bennington Widow Posts Vid of Him with Fam ... Great Mood 36 Hours Before Suicide

9/17/2017 11:21 AM PDT

Chester Bennington appeared happy and engaged with his own family less than 2 days before his hanging suicide ... based on a video his widow shared.

Talinda Bennington posted a video of Chester hanging out with one of his sons eating jelly beans ... she says it was shot just 36 hours before his death.

She captioned the vid saying "This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death. He loved us SO much & we loved him." 

We broke the story ... Chester committed suicide by hanging in July ... much like his good friend and fellow musician Chris Cornell did just a couple months before.

Talinda seems to be making a point here -- even though Chester might have been deeply depressed ... he was able to mask it well enough around those closest to him. She's already taken steps to prevent copycat cases by putting together an org to help fight suicide.

Kathy Griffin's Sister Joyce Dead after Cancer Battle

9/15/2017 3:47 PM PDT
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Kathy Griffin's sister, Joyce -- the one stricken with cancer who inspired Kathy to shave her head in July -- has lost her battle.

Joyce Griffin succumbed to an undisclosed form of cancer after undergoing extensive chemotherapy.

You'll recall, 2 months ago Kathy shaved her head in solidarity.

It's been tough for Kathy. Her older brother, Gary Griffin, died of esophageal cancer in 2014. Another sibling of Kathy's also died young. She had 4 siblings. Now there are 2.

Joyce was 65 years old. RIP.

Rosie O'Donnell Ex-Wife Michelle Rounds Dead of Apparent Suicide

9/15/2017 1:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rosie O'Donnell's ex-wife, Michelle Rounds, was found dead in her home Monday of an apparent suicide ... sources tell TMZ.

Rosie tells TMZ ... "I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy. Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle's family, her wife and their child."

Rosie and Michelle started dating in 2011 and got married in a private ceremony in June 2012. They broke up in November 2014 and Rosie filed for divorce in February 2015.

Rosie cited irretrievably broken relationship as the reason for the divorce, which became final in March 2016. Seven months after they married, Rosie and Michelle adopted their daughter, Dakota, who is now 4 years old.

Michelle's mom posted a statement, "... If anyone would like to give to the National Suicide Prevention it would also be greatly appreciated. There are so many out there in this world that have demons that they think suicide is the only way out ..."

Michelle was 46.

#RIP

Justin Bieber In the Dark Over Selena's Transplant Surgery

9/14/2017 1:32 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber did not reach out to Selena Gomez to comfort her as she underwent kidney transplant surgery ... because he had no idea it was happening.

Separate Justin and Selena sources tell us Selena did not share the news with Justin because they have had no connection or contact in a long time.

As you know, they're members of the same church -- Hillsong -- but they never interact with each other. We're told the church has actually facilitated keeping them separate.

As one source flatly put it, "They don't talk. Period." It's unclear if Justin and Selena feel this way, but people around them are annoyed the public thinks there's still a connection between the 2. One source says, "It was a childhood thing. They've both had other relationships. It's over."

Ric Flair Progress Pic with Sir Charles ... WOOOOO!!

9/14/2017 12:30 PM PDT
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Ric Flair has a new tag team partner as he pushes through physical therapy -- Charles Barkley

The pair snapped a pic at a rehab center in Georgia on Thursday -- with The Nature Boy bragging, "Look who popped in today! Sir Charles." 

Of course, Ric's on the road to recovery after undergoing emergency surgery to address organ problems ... and is looking great considering he was in critical condition last month.

Unclear if Chuck just happened to be in the same facility -- he had hip replacement surgery last year -- or was there specifically to visit Naitch ... but the NBA legend looks like he's ready to drop sweat.

FYI, Barkley and Flair have known each other for decades ... cutting a promo for WCW together back in the day.

WOOOOO!! 

Selena Gomez Kidney Transplant Harder on Francia Raisa

9/14/2017 11:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Selena Gomez has been through hell and back with her failing kidneys, but we're told the transplant operation and recovery was actually more difficult for her best friend who donated her kidney -- Francia Raisa.

Sources close to Francia tell TMZ, removing her kidney was a show-stopper ... she could not do any physical activity for 2 months.

We're told it was especially difficult for Francia, an actress who starred in "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," because she's a "health nut" who has been deep into various forms of exercise and physical activity.

The operation was months ago, and we're told just now Francia's able to do less strenuous forms of physical activity such as yoga. These pics of her and her yoga crew were taken a few weeks ago.

We're told because of the transplant, Francia's diet is restricted and needs monitoring.

The good news ... Francia's recovered well and is getting back to normal.

Selena Gomez Picture of Health on Set After Transplant News

9/14/2017 9:08 AM PDT

Selena Gomez looks happier and healthier than ever on the set of Woody Allen's new movie ... but that's understandable after her kidney transplant news.

Selena was seen back on set Thursday for Allen's new untitled flick, in which she has a role, and she was cheesin' wide after news broke she had gotten a kidney transplant earlier this summer.

The grin is probably coincidental, but in light of the announcement -- it also speaks volumes to how badly she needed the procedure to keep doing what she does best ... entertaining the world. 

A picture of health, indeed. 

Selena Gomez My Faith in God Got Me Through Kidney Failure

9/14/2017 7:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Selena Gomez was scared, as anyone would be, as she dealt with failing kidneys and Lupus, but her faith in God is what gave her the strength to handle it ... sources close to the singer tell TMZ.

Our sources say God has become the most important thing in Selena's life, and as scared as she was, she was resigned to the fact that her fate was in God's hands.

Selena, we're told, prayed a lot but also knew she had the power to heal herself by aggressively seeking a transplant. As we reported, Selena was on a kidney transplant list and ultimately received the life-saving organ from her best friend, Francia Raisa.

Selena Gomez In Dire Straits for Months Before Kidney Transplant

9/14/2017 6:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Selena Gomez's kidneys were failing long before she received her transplant ... TMZ has learned.

We've learned when Selena was in Chicago for The Weeknd's concert back in May she was rushed to the hospital because of kidney failure. Abel was right by her side.

At that point Selena was already on a kidney transplant list.

She took a break from touring last year to deal with her lupus diagnosis. It's a chronic disease that attacks the body's immune system and the kidneys. She was suffering serious effects from the disease.

Selena now has a new kidney after a transplant this summer, thanks to her donor/best friend Francia Raisa.

Selena Gomez Underwent Kidney Transplant Best Friend Donor

9/14/2017 3:36 AM PDT

Selena Gomez underwent a kidney transplant this summer, and the donor was her best friend.

Selena posted this pic post-surgery of her and kidney donor Francia Raisa. She said, "I'm very aware some of my fans had noticed i was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn't promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of."

Selena goes on ... "So I found out I need to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health."

And then she thanks her friend ... "There aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift."

Aaron Carter Stormed Off 'The Doctors' Set At Mention of Rehab

9/14/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9:07 AM PT -- A rep for Aaron tells TMZ ... he didn't storm off the set of "The Doctors" after having rehab recommended, but rather left "quietly and professionally" after hanging out for at least half an hour when taping finished.Aaron Carter is willing to talk about his prescription drug abuse, but bolted as soon as the topic of rehab came up on "The Doctors" ... according to family members.

Aaron agreed to a drug test when he taped the show about a month ago -- it airs this week -- and results came back positive for benzodiazepine (Xanax-like drugs) and hydrocodone (generic Vicodin). He claimed the doctors were helping him more than any therapist had, but a Carter family source tells us Aaron drew a line at the suggestion that he gets treatment. 

We're told the doctors made the rehab recommendation after the show was done taping -- and they even said the show would pay for it, but Aaron got defiant and insisted he would NOT go.

Our sources say he stormed out of the studio, hopped in his car, and drove from L.A. to Florida the next day.

We reached out to "The Doctors" and they told us Travis has spoken with Aaron since his appearance, and they will be giving an update on Friday's show.

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