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Ex-NFLer Titus Young

12 Months in Mental Facility

For Multiple Assaults

41 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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Former NFL wide receiver Titus Young is getting one year of probation for each person he attacked during a 2 month rampage at a mental health facility.

Young was sentenced Tuesday in L.A. for 5 batteries he committed last year at Augustus Hawkins Mental Health Facility. We broke the story ... Young attacked his attorney, along with four other patients. 

In addition to the 5 years of probation ... Titus must remain at a mental health facility -- not Augustus Hawkins -- for the next year. He was given credit for 99 days served.

As we previously reported, doctors believe football hits caused some of Young's mental issues. He's been getting treatment in the same San Diego facility where he will serve his 1 year sentence. 

Jeremy Jackson

Stabbing Victim

Shows Gnarly Wounds

5/4/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The guy Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson knifed over an alleged robbery is pissed ... telling TMZ he was only trying to help out the actor ... and ended up getting stabbed 9 times for it.

The first part of his story syncs up with Jeremy's -- he was called to help Jackson recover some stolen cash ... which he did. After that Jeremy and the guy -- who doesn't want his name out -- didn't really see eye to eye.

He accuses Jeremy of stealing from him, but Jeremy claims it was the other way around.

Bottom line, he says Jeremy knifed him over and over -- to the arms and torso -- and he needed 177 stitches and 3 pints of blood.

Jeremy was arrested and booked, but claims it was self defense.

Taylor Swift

Snarls Traffic at Japan's Airport

5/3/2015 8:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Taylor Swift is so popular in Japan she got in the way of commerce ... apparently flights were delayed after the airport was overrun with fans.

Taylor landed in Narita Airport to kick off her "1989 World Tour," when a predicable number of fans showed up and went crazy.

We've seen people at Narita Airport fan out before, but apparently this one was too much.  People on scene say at least 2 arrivals were delayed because of airport congestion ... the result of Taylor's immense popularity.

All hail to the queen.

LeAnn Rimes

Accidentally Sets Off Airplane Fire Alarm

... MY BAD!!!

5/1/2015 2:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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LeAnn Rimes is lucky she's famous ... because most people would be in serious trouble if they set off the fire alarm on an airplane, but she was able to joke about it.

The country music/reality TV star was on a flight to Los Angeles, when she took a bathroom break to freshen up. As she explains it: "Leave it up to me to set off the fire alarm in the airplane bathroom w/ @theDrybar dry shampoo #purecomedy #firsttimeforeverything."

Our photog was waiting for LeAnn when she landed, and she laughed off the whole thing -- although it sounds like the flight staff wasn't as amused ... at first, anyway.

Check out how LeAnn diffused the situation, and uh ... nice hair?

Amal Clooney's Hot Sister

Take A Knee Tala ...

Epic Fall

5/1/2015 11:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amal Clooney Sister FallsSeems like it was only yesterday Amal Clooney's hot kid sister Tala Alamuddin stepped into the spotlight, and now she's already tripping in it. 

Tala got a closer look at the pavement outside Il Buco Thursday night in Manhattan where she was celebrating her birthday with Amal and George Clooney.

Like a pro, she knows knees can heel and never drops her Alexander McQueen clutch.

At least she still looked great.

B.B. King

Daughter Claims Elder Abuse

Police Called in Dispute Over Care

5/1/2015 8:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0501-bbking-getty-01Blues legend B.B. King's daughter believes he is being abused ... and called police Thursday to settle a dispute over whether he needed to be hospitalized. 

TMZ has learned there's a huge battle over B.B.'s care -- between his daughter Patty King and his longtime manager Laverne Toney. Patty, who lives with her father in Las Vegas ... tells us she wanted to take him to the hospital because his urine was orange and he wasn't eating. 

She claims Toney -- who has power of attorney over B.B. -- refused, so Patty called police. Responding officers called in paramedics, who agreed B.B. needed to be checked out by doctors.

89-year-old King was treated at the hospital -- and Patty says he suffered a minor heart attack. She also says this photo was taken during his brief stay, and she hopes the image will convince authorities something needs to be done to protect him.

Patty and her boyfriend filed a police report last November ... claiming elder abuse, and burglary. They accused Toney and her assistant of fleecing $20-$30 million from B.B., withholding his medications while on tour -- and jacking several Rolexes and a ring valued at $250k. 

Police are investigating, but no charges have been filed yet.

We've reached out to Toney for comment, but so far no word back. Patty says she's meeting with her attorney to discuss wrestling power of attorney away from Toney. 

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Barbra Streisand

Bitch Attacks Flight Attendant

5/1/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Barbra Stresand Dog Bit Flight AttendantBarbra Streisand's female dog just got herself into serious trouble at 36,000 feet -- attacking a flight attendant aboard a billionaire's fancy private jet ... and it was so bad, the victim needed stitches. 

The perp is a bitch named Sammie -- Barbra's 12-year-old Coton de Tulear ... who accompanied Streisand on Tuesday during a flight from NYC to DC on a PJ owned by billionaire investor Ron Perelman.  

Our sources tell us ... a female flight attendant noticed the dog and went over to pet her, but Sammie snapped, biting the woman's hand ... puncturing the skin and opening a wound that required stitches. 

We're told Barbra IMMEDIATELY apologized to both Ron and the flight attendant -- but everyone forgave her and the injured woman is expected to make a full recovery. 

#StillNotAsPainfulAsTheGuiltTrip

Britney Spears

My Ankle's Busted

... Show Will NOT Go On!!!

4/30/2015 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears hurt her ankle so badly during her Las Vegas show Wednesday night, she's been forced to cancel two shows. 

Her shows for this coming Friday and Saturday will be rescheduled after doctors advised her not to perform ... opting instead to rest her injured ankle so it can heal.

So, now it looks like Britney has no plans on Saturday night ... or she will be front and center at the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight, which just happens to be the same night ...

See ya there, y'all!!!

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Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta Star

Rushed to Hospital

After Car Wreck

4/30/2015 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Momma Dee Car Accident

"Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta" star Momma Dee was rushed to the hospital after a scary car accident in Atlanta involving her Uber car service.

MD tells TMZ she was in the back of an Uber on her way home from lunch Thursday afternoon ... when a man in a Nissan struck her ride from behind. Dee says she is in severe pain and believes she's injured her back. An ambulance is taking her to a hospital right now.

Dee says the driver of the Nissan pulled over to exchange his information with her driver, but left the scene before police showed up.

Law enforcement sources confirm one person is being transferred from the accident scene -- and they say the victim made it clear ... she's a celebrity. 

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Britney Spears

Down She Goes!

4/30/2015 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears went down hard during her Las Vegas show -- falling so hard mid-song ... it was up in the air whether she'd stay down or go on with the show.

She did both -- staying down, and dancing from her backside. 

Brit Brit rolled her left ankle pretty good, but managed to keep going through the end of "Crazy." 

Her dancers eventually helped her to her feet, and she seemed to walk it off. The fall looks nasty, but Britney assured fans later ... she's ready to get back in the game.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I'm Out of the Hospital

... After 911 Emergency

4/30/2015 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Good news for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... the NBA legend has been discharged from the hospital and is now resting at home after a scary medical emergency early Wednesday morning. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Kareem was rushed to the hospital and was being treated after something went wrong in his recovery from quadruple bypass surgery earlier this month. 

Now, a rep for Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is explaining exactly what happened: 

"[Thursday morning] Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was experiencing some dizziness following his April 16 quadruple bypass surgery. He contacted his physicians who told him to come to the emergency department at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center."

"He was evaluated by his surgeon and cardiologist. After a battery of tests, they found no complications. Abdul-Jabbar was discharged from the emergency department and is back home continuing his recovery."

"His surgeon, Dr. Richard Shemin, said it is not uncommon for patients to experience some symptoms that require ruling out serious problems following major heart surgery. Shemin added that Abdul-Jabbar did the right thing by coming in to see his doctors."

Get well soon. 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hospitalized With Chest Pain

... After 911 Call

4/29/2015 3:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0429-kareem-abdul-tmz-01Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was rushed to an L.A. hospital Wednesday morning for chest pains ... just two hours after he tweeted to fans that he was "feeling better" ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've confirmed ... someone called 911 to request help for the NBA legend ... who had a quadruple coronary bypass surgery on April 16th. 

An ambulance transported Abdul-Jabbar to a nearby hospital where he was treated for chest pains. He's currently being treated by doctors though his condition is unclear. 

Just two hours before the 911 call, Abdul-Jabbar posted a message on Twitter to assure his fans that he's "doing fine & feeling better everyday."

He added, "Doing my rehab w/the same mental commitment I had as a pro."

We reached out to Kareem's people to find out how he's doing -- but so far, we haven't heard back.

Joni Mitchell

In a Coma, Unresponsive

4/28/2015 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Joni Mitchell is unconscious in a hospital, unable to respond to anyone, with no immediate prospects for getting better. 

Joni's close friend of 44 years, Leslie Morris, has just filed legal docs to obtain a conservatorship over the legendary singer. Morris says Joni told her she has no close relatives who could assume the role.

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TMZ broke the story, Joni was rushed to the hospital on March 31st, after being found unconscious at her L.A. home. She was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where she remains.

Joni, whose hits include "Big Yellow Taxi," is not responsive to anything. The documents say she's "so impaired as to be incapable of being assessed." 

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