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Carnival Company Sued The Ring of Fire Ride Electrocuted Me

2/26/2017 12:40 AM PST
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The Shelby County carnival in Tennessee is so dangerous it's shocking ... according to a new suit.

A carnival employee is suing Amusements of America -- one of the largest traveling amusement park companies -- claiming it failed to safely set up the Ring of Fire thrill ride in August 2016 ... which led to him being electrocuted.

The man says the ride hit a power line 35 feet in the air while it was being raised, which caused an electrical overload in a nearby generator. Problem is -- the guy claims he was using that generator to set up another carnival ride, and he got zapped.

According to the docs ... high-voltage currents from the generator shot into the man's hands as he held the controls. He says he was "frozen" in extreme pain until the current left his body by "exploding" out the bottom of his left foot. He says his shoe erupted in flames.

The man claims he was severely and permanently injured and his foot required 2 surgeries before he could leave the hospital.

He's asking for $25 million.

Katy Perry Backup 'House' Dancer Eats it

2/22/2017 1:47 PM PST
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Katy Perry might be chained to the rhythm ... but her backup dancer sure wasn't when they fell offstage at the Brit Awards.

Katy just performed her new song Wednesday in the UK --  joined by Skip Marley -- when a backup dancer took the tumble in his/her house costume.

The house did not appear damaged.

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Milo Ventimiglia Joins Mysterious Cast

2/22/2017 7:26 AM PST
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1:28 PM PT -- Milo told Jimmy Fallon he had surgery to repair torn tendons 'The Tonight Show.'

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Milo Ventimiglia dies on his show, "This Is Us," although we don't know how ... we also don't know how he broke his arm.

We got the Pearsons' flashback father Tuesday night in NYC, where he was swarmed by fans wanting his John Hancock, but that presented a special problem, because of some busted bones.

Milo's mum on the subject, but he made one thing clear ... he loves those who clearly love him.

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Mike Epps Alleged Victim Has Gnarly Black Eye

2/22/2017 12:50 AM PST
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0221-mike-epps-victim-eye-injury-photos-launch-3The guy accusing Mike Epps of attacking him in a New Orleans casino says these pics prove the comedian went HAM on his face.

TMZ obtained the shots of Algernon Pitre ... he claims he suffered the black eye, laceration and general swelling at the hands of Epps around 4 AM Saturday in Harrah's.

Pitre tells us he also has neck pain, and got a CT scan and X-rays. He's already lawyered up, but says he'll wait to see how the criminal case plays out before considering a lawsuit. 

As we reported, Epps was arrested for battery and no-showed for his arraignment. His reps had no comment, but on Tuesday he signed autographs and repeated, "I love my fans" like it's his mantra. Too little too late? 

Brooklyn Beckham Snowboarding Fail! How I Broke My Collarbone

2/17/2017 4:41 PM PST
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Brooklyn Beckham's collarbone snapped while he was hotdoggin' it on his snowboard, and lucky for him -- and us -- he was recording the disastrous run. 

David and Victoria's model kid was cruising downhill in Whistler when he wiped out, and once you see the break happen ... it's hard not to grimace.

0217_Brooklyn-Beckham_collerbone_instagramThe 17-year-old posted the X-ray he got at a local hospital. The only thing Brooklyn's gonna be modeling for several weeks is sling.

Gnarly, bro!

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'Dudesons' Star Jukka Hilden Let's Play a Game ... Loser Gets Gnawed by The Alligator!!!

2/17/2017 7:05 AM PST
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"The Dudesons" star Jukka Hilden -- a member of the four-man stunt group from Finland -- played a game called Alligator Bite Roulette, and it's EXACTLY the way it sounds.

Here's the thing ... after the loser got bit, everyone else wanted a bite taken out of them ... and the gator obliged.

It's bloody ... and crazy.

Bijou Phillips Rushed to Hospital Needs Kidney Transplant

2/16/2017 9:38 AM PST
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2:30 PM PT -- Bijou's rep, Jenni Weinman, tells us, "Bijou was born with small kidneys and has been quietly dealing with kidney disease for the last 5 years, including being on the transplant list.  In an effort to heal her body she has led a stress free life with a vegan diet which eventually wasn't enough and she's been privately having dialysis."  

She adds, "Bijou recently found out she has a friend that is a match and is optimistic she will have a transplant soon."update_grey_gray_barBijou Phillips desperately needs a kidney transplant after suffering a blood infection ... TMZ has learned.

The 36-year-old actress and socialite was rushed to a Santa Barbara hospital Wednesday night. Her husband, Danny Masterson, was by her side at the hospital. Sources tell us Bijou had been feeling sick and her fever spiked ... prompting the hospitalization.

We're told she's been getting treatment for an ongoing illness.

She's currently in stable condition, but we're told she will need a kidney transplant.

Story developing ...

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Mischa Barton 911 Call She's Threatening to Kill Herself

2/9/2017 7:42 AM PST
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Mischa Barton's meltdown last month had her neighbors extremely concerned, after the actress screamed for all to hear she wanted to kill herself.

TMZ has obtained two 911 calls, where Mischa's neighbors reported she was off the rails, leaning over her fence and vowing to end her life.

Mischa says someone slipped her a date rape drug and that was the trigger, but one of the callers says authorities come out every few months when she exhibits similar conduct.

Mischa agreed to go to the hospital after paramedics arrived.

She was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold back in 2009.

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Bryce Harper My Swing Really Is Blistering

2/8/2017 3:08 PM PST

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MLB slugger Bryce Harper's getting back in the swing of things ... and it took a real nasty toll on his hands. 

Here's a photo showing what hours in the cage can do to your palms ... even when you're arguably the best hitter in the world. 

Spring training starts in less than 2 weeks ... get that man some lotion! 

Jamie Lynn Spears Daughter Awake and Breathing On Her Own

2/7/2017 1:03 PM PST
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0206-jamie-maddie-spears-instagram-02Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter, Maddie, is now breathing on her own as she recovers from the horrific ATV accident that left her submerged for several minutes.

A Spears family rep says the 8-year-old girl regained consciousness on Tuesday ... "Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today and she is awake and talking." Maddie is still receiving oxygen, but the rep told People it appears she did not suffer any neurological damage.

TMZ broke the story ... Maddie was driving a Polaris ATV Sunday when it flipped and submerged her in a pond.

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Jamie Lynn Spears Struggled to Free Daughter from Safety Belt After ATV Submerged

2/6/2017 12:47 PM PST
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Jamie Lynn Spears and her husband struggled to free 8-year-old Maddie from the submerged ATV for several precious minutes ... according to cops.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's dept says Maddie was driving the Polaris ATV shortly before 3 PM on Sunday when she swerved to avoid a drainage ditch. The Sheriff says that's when the vehicle flipped into the pond and immediately went under.

Jamie Lynn and Jamie Watson were about 100 yards away when Maddie and the ATV submerged. We're told they ran over to her within seconds, but struggled to free her from the ATV ... due to the safety belt and netting.

The Sheriff says Maddie was finally freed by paramedics when the ambulance arrived within just a couple minutes.

As we reported ... Maddie is currently in critical but stable condition in a New Orleans hospital.

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Jamie Lynn Spears Daughter in Critical but Stable Condition

2/6/2017 9:00 AM PST
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0206-maddie-spears-gettyMaddie Aldridge, the 8-year-old daughter of Jamie Lynn Spears, is in critical but stable condition after her ATV accident ... sources connected with the family tell TMZ.

As we reported, Maddie was on a Polaris off-road vehicle Sunday when it flipped over, sending her into a lake where she was submerged for several minutes.

We're told Maddie was unconscious and taken to a local hospital, where she was airlifted to a New Orleans hospital.

Our sources say Maddie, the niece of Britney Spears, was seriously injured but doctors say she's critical but stable.

Story developing ...

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Jamie Lynn Spears Daughter Maddie Seriously Hurt In ATV Accident

2/5/2017 6:27 PM PST
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0205-jamie-lynne-daughter-INSTAGRAM-01Jamie Lynn Spears' 8-year-old daughter, Maddie, was badly hurt in an ATV accident Sunday, and we're told her condition is extremely serious.

Several sources in Kentwood, Louisiana tell TMZ, Maddie was on a Polaris off-road vehicle when it flipped over. We're told she was under water for several minutes and unconscious.

Our sources say she was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

We're told Jamie Lynn was not with her daughter when the accident occurred. And, we're told, Maddie was involved in a hunting expedition at the time of the accident.

Story developing ...

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