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Vin Scully

Out for the Playoffs

... After Medical Procedure

10/8/2015 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1008-vince-scully-getty-01Well this sucks ... the Dodgers just announced legendary broadcaster Vin Scully will miss working the playoffs after undergoing a medical procedure Thursday morning. 

The Dodgers wouldn't say what the procedure was -- but insist the 87-year-old Hall of Famer is resting comfortably. 

Scully made the decision to sit out the post-season on the advice of his doctors. 

Still, the Dodgers insist Scully WILL return to the broadcasting booth next year for his 67th season with the team. 


Gilbert Arenas

Sues Baby Mama for Libel

... I Never Gave You STDs

10/6/2015 4:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006_Gilbert-Arenas-laura_govan_tmz-2There's a difference between being sore over someone ...  and GIVING SORES TO SOMEONE ... so says Gilbert Arenas who's suing his baby mama for claiming he gave her STDs. 

The ex-NBA superstar has filed a lawsuit against Laura Govan -- claiming she concocted a diabolical scheme to humiliate him on a global scale by making everyone think he's rotten in the genitals, even though she knows he's not. 

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Arenas claims Govan got super bitter when he dumped her ... so she decided to write up an email to him chock full of nasty allegations and then leak it to various gossip websites knowing they would run it. 

In the email, Arenas claims Govan wrote, "When I left you it was because I couldn't take the STDs."

Gilbert is adamant in his lawsuit the accusation is FALSE -- and "Govan knew it to be false when it was made."

Arenas is suing for libel -- and demanding unspecified damages. 

Caleb Logan Bratayley

Family Says He Died From

'Undetected Medical Condition'

10/6/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1006-caleb-logan-instagram-01The family of 13-year-old YouTube star Caleb Logan Bratayley says the boy died from an undetected medical condition.

No other details were given, except to say the family will have more definitive answers soon. It's unclear how much the family has been told, but it appears they know generally what triggered Caleb's death.

Caleb's memorial will be livestreamed on Periscope and Facebook.  

Caleb passed away suddenly Thursday night in Maryland.


Kim Zolciak

Returning To 'DWTS' For Final Dance

10/6/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-kim-zolciak-tmz-01Kim Zolciak hasn't danced her final dance on "Dancing with the Stars."

We're told the folks at 'DWTS' want Kim back for the season finale next month. The plan is to have her dance in several dances on the final show and all she needs is a green light from her doctor.

We're told Kim's on board, despite being kicked off the show after suffering a mini-stroke that unearthed a heart condition. She's not back to 100%, but she already made it out of the house Sunday to watch husband Kroy play in the Falcons game.

Zolciak was at the bottom of the barrel on the show before her medical emergency. At least one person's rooting for her.



James Caan

Out Of Misery

... And Back On Set

10/2/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1001-james-caan-on-set-TMZ-01James Caan wasted no time ... less than 48 hours after he went to an emergency room, he was back at work, and smiling with his co-star Louis Gossett Jr. 

TMZ broke the story ... the 75-year-old showed up to a Toronto hospital Tuesday night for a mild chest infection. He was treated and released, but we were told he'd be unable to return to set for a few days. No rest for the wicked.

Caan and LGJ are filming the family comedy "From Here to Infirmity."  

Sweet irony. 


Tinder, Grindr

Slams AIDS Org

You're Defaming Us!!!

9/29/2015 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929-ahf-free-std-check-ahf-01The folks at Tinder and Grindr are attacking an AIDS org that is warning people they can get STDs by using the apps.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) posted a billboard in West Hollywood, telegraphing a warning -- you can get chlamydia by hooking up on Tinder and gonorrhea on Grindr.


Tinder has responded, courtesy of its lawyer who fired off a cease and desist order, obtained by TMZ. The letter says, "Tinder cannot tolerate AHF's exploitation of these false, unsupported statements." Tinder is demanding the billboards be removed immediately.

As for Grindr, it cut off AHF paid advertising for free STD testing from its app. 

AHF does not seem inclined to back down, citing various studies linking STDs to dating apps.

Kim Zolciak

My Stroke

Saved My Life

9/26/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925_Kim-Zolciak_HOSPITAL_instagram-2Kim Zolciak's mini-stroke was far more serious than anyone thought ... we've learned she had a heart procedure following the TIA and could have died.

As we reported, Kim had the mini-stroke in Atlanta, hours after appearing on "Dancing with the Stars." She had lost feeling on one side and her ability to speak, but it was only temporary. 

Kim has told friends that doctors thought she could be released almost immediately, but a test revealed there was a more serious, underlying heart issue. Doctors kept her in the hospital and she told friends the docs performed a procedure Friday. We do not know the nature of the problem or what doctors did to correct it. 

We're told Kim would never have known about the heart issue had she not gone into the hospital for the TIA. And doctors told Kim if the heart problem were left untreated, it could have become life-threatening.

As for Kim's status on "Dancing with the Stars," our sources say it's highly doubtful she'll dance Monday.

Blake Shelton

Getting Divorced

Was the Best Diet Ever!

9/23/2015 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Blake Shelton found a silver lining in his divorce from his country star wife Miranda Lambert ... it did wonders for his waist!

The 'Voice' star was chatting Wednesday with Blair Garner on the "America's Morning Show" when his dramatic weight loss became a topic of conversation.

0923-blake-shelton-getty-01Shelton says he didn't actively diet or hit the gym ... it's all about the stress of getting unhitched.

So more than half of people who get married should be real thin, right?


Kim, Khloe and Kris

Trek to San Diego

For Cancer Test

9/23/2015 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0923-khloe-kim-paul-splashKim and Khloe Kardashian, along with mama Kris Jenner, took a trip to San Diego Tuesday to get tested to see if they carried a genetic cancerous gene.

The women, accompanied by Dr. Paul Nassif from "Botched," went to Pathway Genomics, a company that tests for BRCA1 ... a gene mutation that causes a high likelihood of breast and ovarian cancer.

0923-khloe-kim-akm-01Angelina Jolie famously had preventive surgery after she tested positive. They were also tested for heart disease and diabetes. 

The patriarch of Kim's family -- Robert Kardashian -- died of cancer at 59.

No one revealed the results.

Jason Pierre Paul

Thumbs Nose At Critics

... I Can Still Lift Weights!

9/22/2015 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

7-fingered bench press? No problem. 

After critics said Jason Pierre Paul's disfigured hand would be a huge hurdle when it comes to weight training, the NY Giants star hit the gym ... to prove he can still lift weights, despite missing digits. 

JPP busted out a set of bench presses -- with a towel in his right hand to stabilize the bar.  

It's the second time Jason's posted training footage -- in an effort to prove he can still be effective in the NFL after seriously damaging his hand in a fireworks accident

You convinced? 

Arian Foster

I Sought Counseling For Personal Issues

... I'm Better For It

9/10/2015 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0910-arian-foster-getty-02Houston Texans running back Arian Foster says he went to counseling to deal with several off-the-field issues -- presumably surrounding his divorce -- but says it was one of the best decisions he ever made. 

As we previously reported, Foster's wife filed for divorce back in July -- more than a year after Arian fathered a child with another woman. 

Moments ago, Foster addressed the media ... and turned the spotlight on his personal life -- saying, "I've been through some of the most tough times personally this last year but emotionally I'm probably the happiest I've ever been in my life."

Foster admits at first, "I thought I was too cool to get counseling. I thought I was above that" ... but says, "The only reason I'm talking about it now is because I know a lot of people out there now feel like I used to to feel."

"Once you like be honest with yourself and open up to people that you love it's a freedom that you can't buy." 

Sylvester Stallone

Floyd Will Stay Undefeated

Unless ...

8/6/2015 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sylvester Stallone knows the secret to defeating Floyd Mayweather Jr. … but it doesn’t have anything to do with his next opponent, Andre Berto.

Almost no one is giving Berto a chance to win the fight -- so we asked Sly if he thinks he's even got a puncher's chance to upset Money. Check it out ... Sly says there's a chance, but not a puncher's one. 

Stallone also throws a playful jab at "Southpaw" star Jake Gyllenhaal's on the topic of big screen boxers. We'll give you one guess which actor/fighter he IS backing.

Yep. You got it.

Joe Jackson

Member of the Jackson 1

Caring for Joe

7/31/2015 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Janet Jackson has put her life on hold to take care of her dad while he recovers from 3 heart attacks, and she's the only member of the brood who made the trek to Brazil.

We're told Janet arrived in Brazil Tuesday to tend to her father, cancelling rehearsals for her upcoming tour. We're told Janet limited the access to ICU, where Joe was hooked up for nearly a week.   

The good news ... Joe's now out of ICU and on the mend. He's eating solid foods and the goal is for him to regain enough strength so he can get on a plane and return to the U.S. for further treatment.

We're told La Toya and Jermaine were talking about flying over, but when Joe's condition improved they decided to wait until he came home.

If all goes well, Joe could return home as early as Monday. 


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