"New Year's Eve" sucked for anyone who had to sit through the movie (7% on Rotten Tomatoes) -- but it REALLY sucked for a set builder who was "gravely injured" in a forklift accident during filming, according to a new lawsuit.
Scott Canfield says he was working on the set in Feb. 2011, and while standing on a pallet that was hoisted into the air by a forklift, he took a huge fall. In the suit, he doesn't detail how he fell or from what height.
But according to the docs, it was high enough that he cracked his head ... and suffered a traumatic brain injury and other physical and psychological damage.
He's now suing Warner Bros. and New Line Productions for medical expenses and unspecified damages. The studio had no comment on the lawsuit.
Ditto for why the movie was so awful ... we're guessing.
Reconnecting with Family
Per Doctor's Orders
7/25/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Jackson is back in the L.A. area -- possibly with a boyfriend -- and we've learned the point of the visit is to re-establish Jackson family ties.
Paris was hanging out in Calabasas Wednesday night with some friends as guardian T.J. Jackson followed closely behind. It looks like the guy with the dark hair might be a date or a boyfriend.
Sources connected to the Jacksons tell TMZ ... the doctors who have been treating Paris after she tried to take her life have told her she needs to create a family support system ... because she's become estranged from her entire family.
We're told doctors were concerned 16-year-old Paris' only meaningful relationship has been with Debbie Rowe -- her biological mother who does not have custody.
Doctors want her to mend fences with Katherine, her siblings and other immediate family ... they think it's important to her healing.
Paris tried to take her own life by cutting herself a year ago. She's been living in Utah at a boarding school where she's receiving therapy.
'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Actor
Near Death Illness
7/24/2014 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Louis Mandylor -- best known for his role as Nia Vardalos' brother in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" -- is lucky to be alive after collapsing on the set of his new movie.
Mandylor was shooting scenes in 90+ degree heat Tuesday for the movie, "Daylight's End" ... when he became ill and was rushed to a hospital in Tyler, TX.
Doctors diagnosed the illness as heat exhaustion and dehydration -- which affected Mandylor's kidneys.They're saying kidney failure was on the horizon ... this according to Mandylor's people.
He's expected to recover and should be released from the hospital Friday.
My Landlord PAINTED Over
7/24/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sean Stewart is ready to fight his landlord in court who is going after him for back rent ... claiming she shamelessly painted over dangerous mold ... mold that made him sick.
Stewart's landlord posted an eviction notice on Sean's door July 16, after he failed to pay July rent totaling $2,995. Stewart says he bailed a month ago because of the mold danger.
Stewart says he had the money to pay but didn't because it's his legal right ... he complained several times about the mold but all the landlord did was paint over it. So Sean exercised his right under California law to move out without giving notice ... because the apt. posed a serious health risk.
He says he's been feeling weak for months and developed red blisters on his skin ... all because of the mold.
We reached out to Stewart's landlord for comment ... so far, no word back.
'Troubled' Dog Attacks
During Walk with Dog Whisperer
7/23/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cesar Millan couldn't stop one of his gigantic clients -- a Great Dane -- from attacking a neighbor during a training session yesterday ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us the 'Dog Whisperer' star was walking a group of dogs, including the Great Dane, near his home in Studio City, CA -- and none of the dogs were leashed.
We're told one of Millan's neighbors was out walking his own dog ... and when the neighbor reached out to let the Great Dane sniff his palm ... the dog suddenly bit the man's hand and forearm.
We're told Cesar followed the man to the hospital where he was treated and released. Unclear, at this point, how badly he was injured.
A rep for Millan confirmed the attack, and says Cesar was walking a "troubled dog" as part of its training, when it got "spooked by a neighbor." The rep added, Cesar is still caring for the dog.
We don't know yet how big this dog was -- but adult Great Danes range from 100 to 120 pounds.
A source close to the victim tells us "he's healing," and is following up with a physician today.
BITES THE DUST
During Vegas Ho Down (VIDEO)
7/21/2014 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kenya Moore ate some serious carpet Saturday during a Vegas high-rollers competition.
Kenya and other "Real Housewives" from all the franchises were each paired with 4 real high rollers in competitions that included ... well, a lot of lame games. The shindig was held in front of a big audience at Caesars Palace.
One game was teaching the high rollers how to walk a runway. A confident Kenya sauntered down the aisle but bit the dust.
The way she recovers is truly impressive ... one of the best recoveries we've seen.
Suffers Heart Attack
Open Heart Surgery Scheduled
7/19/2014 12:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Primus drummer Tim Alexander suffered a heart attack Thursday ... and now he's waiting for doctors to fix his ticker via open heart surgery.
Alexander was rushed to a local hospital after he was hit with the attack ... according to a rep for his other band Puscifer.
Tim was the original drummer for Primus ... but he took a 7 year break from the band in '96. Their biggest song was the '93 classic "My Name is Mud."
We're told doctors hope to get him into surgery Monday.
7/17/2014 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Disick drank so much one night last month ... he made a beeline for the hospital because his system was poisoned with booze.
Sources connected with Scott and the Kardashians tell TMZ ... Scott went to a nightclub in The Hamptons on June 22. He began binge drinking. We got a pic of him with a beer in his hand but it seems he drank the harder stuff too. We're told he was drunk out of his mind.
We're told Scott told the friends who were with him ... he was so messed up he felt someone had drugged him. So Scott -- who could barely put a sentence together -- went to the ER at Southampton Hospital.
We're told Scott was admitted and tested for drugs but doctors concluded it was classic alcohol poisoning.
The incident occurred days AFTER Kourtney threw Scott out of their Hamptons rental. And the very day Scott went to the hospital ... Kourtney bailed and took the kids to California, where they celebrated North West's birthday.
Now the good news ... Scott apparently had a wake up call, because we're told he hasn't had a drink since and is getting counselling from Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. .. the handsome minister who married Kim and Kanye.
Recovering One Step at a Time
7/17/2014 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tracy Morgan made his way ever-so-slowly from his NYC doctor's office to his car ... as he continues to recover from that horrific car accident.
Tracy -- supported by a walker, his fiancee Megan Wollover and daughter Maven Morgan -- is fresh out of a rehab facility ... where he's recovering from multiple injuries including a broken nose, femur and broken ribs.
We were told early on doctors were uncertain if Tracy would make a full recovery ... but he's definitely making progress.
'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta'
Reunion Fights All Over the Studio
... Caught on Tape (VIDEO)
7/16/2014 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" reunion fight was captured on video and it was just as crazy as we told you -- multiple fights breaking out ... one right after another.
As TMZ reported, Tuesday night's taping devolved into a royal rumble ... with cast mates Benzino, his fiancée Althea, Stevie J, Joseline, Debra, Tammy, and Mimi all duking it out.
In the video, obtained by HelloBeautiful.com, you see security breaking up one fight ... and then running to stop another. That happens over and over and over.
The reunion is supposed to resume filming Wednesday night ... but without an audience this time. Safety first.
'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta'
Massive Brawl on Set of Reunion Show
… Cops Called
7/15/2014 9:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
9:32 A.M. PDT -- Sources close to the show tell us ... producers had an emergency meeting Tuesday night to address how to proceed with reunion episode -- which continues filming today. We're told cast members will be kept in separate areas during filming ... and they've done away with the live audience for safety reasons.
A huge brawl erupted during the taping of the "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" reunion show in NYC Tuesday night … leaving several cast members -- and their weaves -- injured.
Multiple sources on the set tell us the fight involved Benzino, his fiancee Althea, Stevie J, Joseline, Debra, Tammy, and Mimi -- and the whole mess started when Benzino cracked a joke about Stevie J and Joseline doing drugs.
We're told Stevie jumped up to get in Benzino's grill, but security guards stopped him. That's when --according to witnesses -- Stevie's girl Joseline sneak attacked Althea.
After that, all hell broke loose -- weaves were torn out in the chaos -- and every time security broke up one fight … a different one would spark up between other cast members.
We're told most of the fighting was between the women -- although at least one male security guard took a shot to the face … from one of the chicks.
From what we can tell the only smart decision all night was someone calling 911. Cops and paramedics responded -- at least three people got treatment.
We know what you're wondering, and the answer is -- YES … we're told VH1 cameras were rolling during most of the violence.
The seeds of ratchetness appear to have been sown Monday night ... when a nude pic of Benzino and Althea was posted on Stevie J's Twitter page.
'Party Down South' Star
Beer Bongs Entire
Bottle of Jäger
7/16/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
File Under: "You Might Be An Alcoholic If" ... YOU BEER BONG AN ENTIRE BOTTLE OF JÄGER ... AND LIVE TO TELL ABOUT IT ... just like "Party Down South" star Ryan "Daddy" Richards.
FYI ... Jagermeister -- aka that stuff you swore you'd never drink again after college -- is 70 proof and no one should EVER try and slam a bottle by themselves.
But Richards isn't known for making the best life choices and loaded up the funnel when his co-star Mattie Breaux challenged him to go through with the brain cell-destroying stunt.
Spoiler alert: He lived.
7/15/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan and gravity went at it again in Italy Monday night ... and once again gravity prevailed.
Lindsay has been living in London where she'll be starring in a play. She was in Ischia, Italy Monday night at a film festival dinner when she took the tumble.
It's interesting ... Lindsay says she's in London because she has more anonymity. Family and friends tell us ... they're worried Lindsay will fall off the wagon because she's becoming a fixture in the nightclub scene.