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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. 


James Caan

Hospitalized in Toronto

For Chest Infection

9/30/2015 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


James Caan checked into a Toronto hospital after suffering from a chest infection.

We're told the 75-year-old actor, who's in town filming "Operation Insanity" with Paul Sorvino, was admitted Tuesday night. Caan has since been released after being diagnosed with a mild chest infection.

A rep for James tells TMZ he will be back to work in just a few days and is doing fine. 


Kim Zolciak


'DWTS' Pulls the Plug

9/28/2015 8:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Zolciak got booted off "Dancing with the Stars" Monday night, but she was totally caught off guard by producers' decision to cut her.

Sources closely involved tell us Kim was not given a heads up that she would be cut -- and was only told she needed to Skype in during the show to provide an update on her health.

As we reported ... Kim is still in Atlanta recovering from the mini-stroke (TIA) she suffered last week. We're told she really wanted to dance, and even practiced with her partner Tony Dovolani. Ultimately doctors wouldn't allow her to fly back to L.A.

But rules are rules ... and 'DWTS' says theirs say a competitor must withdraw if he/she has to skip a performance. Kim was hit with that bombshell while Skyping.

There's already a social media push to bring Kim and Tony back next week. We're told Kim is upset producers didn't use a video of her practice session to score her this week ... which they did in the past for Melissa Rycoft in season 8.

Stay tuned ... 

Fetty Wap

Injured in Serious Motorcycle Accident

9/26/2015 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



6:25 PM PT -- A rep for Fetty Wap tells TMZ, "Fetty Wap was involved in a motorcycle accident earlier today he was treated at a local hospital and is in stable condition."

11:55 AM PT -- A source close to Fetty tells TMZ the rapper is awake and talking at the hospital and appears to be OK ... we're told doctors are running tests for any possible fractures. He was riding alone during the accident. update_grey_gray_barFetty Wap was just involved in a scary motorcycle accident in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey.

An eye-witness tells TMZ the rapper was on his motorcycle Saturday and tried passing one vehicle, he didn't see another coming in the opposite direction and they collided.

0926-sub-fetty-wap-accident-tmz-01Paramedics rushed Fetty to a local hospital. It appears he was conscious and sitting up ... but his injuries are unclear at this time.


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.

Stephanie Pratt

Rushed To Hospital for ...

Serious Spider Bite

9/25/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0925-sub-stephanie-pratt-instagram-01Stephanie Pratt had a medical emergency on Thursday -- a spider bite that was so bad, she couldn't feel part of her face ... and not in that fun Weeknd kinda way.  

The former 'Hills' star tells us she woke up in London -- where she now lives -- with a nasty bite under her eye, and her face was so swollen it looked like she had a tumor. She immediately went to a hospital to get antibiotics for the swelling, and to drain the puss.

She says doctors determined it was a spider bite, and they believe it could have been a black widow. Stephanie says she was temporarily blinded in her left eye, and lost feeling in her face.

Everything is back to normal now and she is at home resting.

'The Wood' Star

Violently Beaten, Left Unconscious

9/25/2015 12:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-de-andre-bonds-tmz-01De'Aundre Bonds, who starred in "The Wood," is recovering from a brutal attack delivered by multiple people ... and he says he has no clue who did it.

We're told Bonds says he was jumped in downtown L.A. Thursday around midnight ... beaten into unconsciousness, and left in the middle of a street. One of his friends happened to be driving by after the attack, realized it was Bonds and drove him to a hospital.

His injuries are pretty brutal -- requiring 8 stitches across his eyebrow, and 2 in the middle of his head. He was released early this morning.

0925_de_aundre_bonds_injury_launchBonds is telling friends his attackers jumped out of nowhere, and he didn't see any faces. He did not call police.

De'Aundre's been on the comeback trail with a role in "Dope" this year and a few more on the way. He served nearly 10 years in prison for killing his aunt's boyfriend.


Kim Zolciak

Practices Dance Moves

In Hospital Room

9/25/2015 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-kim-zolciak-instagramKim Zolciak is so determined to continue on "Dancing with the Stars," her partner is teaching her moves for next week in her ATL hospital room.

As we reported, Kim said she had a TIA, a mini-stroke, which left her temporarily paralyzed and unable to speak. She has since regained her movement and speech, but the doctors want to monitor her in the hospital.

We're told Zolciak's partner, Tony Dovolani, has been with Kim in her room, teaching her the moves for Monday night's show.

We're told Kim has not gotten clearance from her doctors to come back to L.A. for the show, but she's proceeding as if that will happen.

Sources connected with the show tell us they've been informed there's a good chance she'll be back.


Rosie O'Donnell

Saved Estranged Wife Michelle Rounds' Life

9/24/2015 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0924-rosie-odonnell-michelle-rounds-TMZ-01Rosie O'Donnell saved the life of her estranged wife by keeping her on the phone while EMTs rushed to help her ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us ... Michelle Rounds had overdosed on pills after threatening to end her life. We're told Rosie got wind of Michelle's plan, called her and tried talking her out of it. Rosie got someone to call 911 as she stayed on the phone with Michelle.

Law enforcement confirms that Michelle was rushed to a local Nyack, NY hospital from a hotel at 11:15 PM Tuesday.

As one source put it ... Michelle wouldn't be alive today without Rosie's intervention.

We're also told the trigger for Michelle was child custody. Sources tell us Michelle lost custody of their 2-year-old daughter to Rosie, and that sent her over the edge.

Rosie even comforted Michelle while in the hospital.

Calls to Rosie's rep were not returned.


Kim Zolciak

Suffers Paralyzing Stroke

But Feeling is Back

9/24/2015 5:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0924-kim-zolciak-instagramKim Zolciak suffered a stroke that left her temporarily partially paralyzed and unable to speak ... hours after appearing on "Dancing with the Stars."

Kim flew back to her home in Atlanta early Wednesday morning and says within minutes after landing she suffered a TIA -- a mini-stroke. She says,"The left side of my body went completely numb and my speech was gone."

It's unclear if this has any connection, but she said on 'DWTS' she received a Botox injection Monday, just before appearing on the show.

She credits her family for quickly reacting and getting her help in time.

Kim says she's now 100%.


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? 

Bills' Aaron Williams

Teammate Delivers Home Cooked Meal

... After Neck Injury

9/22/2015 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0922-aaron-williams-getty-01This is pretty cool ... Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams received an outpouring of love from teammates and Patriots players after suffering a neck injury on Sunday -- with one teammate bringing over a home cooked meal ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

Williams was hospitalized after a nasty collision with Julian Edelman on Sunday -- but was released a short time later.  

We spoke with Aaron's mom, Val Williams, who tells us she was "terrified" during the incident -- especially because she was at the game and tried to get to her son while he was down on the field.  

"I was at the 28th row and ran all the way down to the 1st row when I saw he wasn’t moving ... people were just praying with me."

The next day, Val says Aaron's teammates went above and beyond to show their support. 

"Corey Graham (safety) came over to his house and his wife made some food for Aaron, and the whole team has just been coming in bunches checking on him just seeing what he needs offered him rides to work."

Aaron's dad, Anthony, says his son's even getting love from the enemy -- Patriots players and fans ... including Pats DT Malcolm Brown, who called to check in. 

As for Aaron's health, Anthony says he's "doing a lot better" -- and can't wait to get back on the field. 

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