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Brownstone Singer

Dies After Bloody Freak Accident

3/1/2015 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0301-charmayne-maxwell-INSTAGRAM-01Charmayne Maxwell -- part of the 90s R&B group Brownstone -- died Friday night in L.A. after her husband found her bleeding from a cut to her neck  ... TMZ has learned.

A family member tells us Charmayne had come home from her son's soccer game, and was home alone with him. Later in the evening ... around 9 PM her husband, music producer Carsten Soulshock, came home and found her unconscious and bleeding.

We're told it looked like Charmayne had fallen and cut her neck on glass ... she was bleeding profusely, but still had a pulse. Carsten called 911, and paramedics transported her to Cedars Sinai Hospital ... but she had lost too much blood. We're told she died on the way to the hospital.

LAPD went to the home ... and tell us it was a broken wine glass that cut Charmayne's neck. Detectives do not suspect foul play.

The group -- which was on Michael Jackson's MJJ Music label -- had its biggest hit with 1995's "If You Love Me." They earned a Billboard Music Award and a Grammy nomination for the song.

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Michael Bay

Building Mansion Was Pain, No Gain ...

Construction Worker Sues

3/1/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Building Michael Bay's new mansion transformed a construction worker into an injured mess ... according to a new lawsuit filed by the guy.  

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ ... the worker says Bay didn't warn him about a dangerous hole on the property ... which was covered with plastic back in February 2013. In the suit, he says he tumbled through the opening, and was seriously injured. 

The worker isn't specific about his injuries in the lawsuit, but says he was hospitalized ... and paid out of pocket for his medical expenses. He also says he couldn't work while he was injured. He's suing to get reimbursed for his medical bills ... as well as damages. 

The mansion's been a long, slow, ordeal for the blockbuster director. He bought the property way back in 2009, demolished the home that was there, and eventually started construction on the new crib.

We reached out to Bay and his rep ... but so far, no word back. 

Lil Boosie

Hospitalized For Dehydration

2/28/2015 4:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0228-lil-boosie-tmz-01Lil Boosie was hospitalized Friday in North Carolina after falling victim to the same thing that continues to plague entertainers on the road ... dehydration. 

Boosie tells TMZ ... he started feeling frail and weak while on his way to a show in Charlotte -- and it got bad enough that he decided to go to a hospital to get checked out. He says doctors told him he was extremely dehydrated ... and hooked him up with intravenous fluids.

His Charlotte gig had to be canceled, but on Saturday morning docs released him and he's currently trying to rush to a concert he has scheduled for tonight in Georgia.

Boosie tells us he's feeling better and ready to continue touring ... with lots of water.

Bobbi Kristina

No Signs of Improvement

Still in a Coma

2/26/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bobbi Kristina is not getting better. She is still unresponsive, in a coma, and showing no signs of getting better.

Family sources tell TMZ ... stories that Bobbi Kristina is being taken out of her coma are not accurate. We're told the only change in treatment is that doctors tried weaning her off certain meds to see if she might react but nothing happened. She's in the same condition she's been in for weeks.

Our sources say there have been signs of organ deterioration but she's still basically in the same, unresponsive condition she's been in since a few days after the accident.

As for the tracheotomy, we're told doctors performed the procedure not because she was getting better, but because it's standard operating procedure when a patient might linger in a comatose state for a long period of time.

Our sources say it's possible Bobbi Kristina could hang on for a long period of time in the same state, despite signs of organ failure. It's ultimately up to Bobby Brown to decide how long she'll live in that state.

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Madonna

Violently Yanked to Ground

During Awards Show

2/25/2015 2:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Madonna was horse collared and yanked off a riser onto a stage feet below ... all at the hands of a backup dancer.

The singer was performing Wednesday night at the Brit Awards in London, wearing an Armani cape with her back to the audience. The plan was for the backup dancer to dramatically pull the cape off of her as she revealed a sparkly outfit.

But before the pull Madonna was supposed to untie the cape strap around her neck. It was tied too tight and before it could be undone the backup dancer did his thing, pulling Madonna backwards neck first onto the stage.

She took a minute to collect herself and then went on performing.

It's the first time in 20 years Madonna performed at the Brit Awards.   

Good bet it will take another 20 to get her back.

Demi Lovato

Rushed To ER

2/25/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Demi Lovato Hospitalizedupdate_graphic_red_bar9:45 AM PT -- Demi's rep says she returned home shortly after her ER visit and is "feeling much better."update_grey_gray_barDemi Lovato was hospitalized Tuesday for a nasty lung infection ... TMZ has learned.

We're told a friend took Demi to the ER at Providence Tarzana Medical Center because she was having significant trouble breathing.    

Doctors did a bunch of tests and decided her problem was flu-related. They gave her medication, including a Z-Pak.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, we're told she was still at the hospital.

The timing sucked, because Demi is recording an album and she had studio time Tuesday with a big producer and she had to cancel.

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Damon Wayans

Grounded by Diabetes ...

Tour Dates Cancelled

2/23/2015 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Damon Wayans is postponing multiple tour stops after suffering a medical emergency related to his diabetes ... TMZ has learned.

The comedian was supposed to perform Saturday in Missouri, but sources close to Wayans tell us he's unable to fly right now because of his ongoing battle with Type 2 diabetes. He was diagnosed back in 2013. 

The Kansas City Improv Theater says it got word Tuesday Damon wouldn't be able to perform -- and our sources say there are going to be more cancellations down the road. He's already dropped a six-show engagement in Buffalo next month.  

We're told Damon will attempt to do shows if they're close enough for him to drive from L.A. -- but until his health improves all out-of-state gigs are on hold.

Leonard Nimoy

Hospitalized for

Severe Chest Pains

2/23/2015 11:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Leonard Nimoy was rushed to the hospital after severe chest pains prompted a 911 call ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources say the legendary "Star Trek" star was transported to UCLA Medical Center last Thursday.

We're told paramedics weren't taking chances with Captain Spock and got him in front of a doctor ASAP. Nimoy's been in and out of hospitals multiple times in the last few months.

Nimoy announced he was suffering from COPD back in 2014, and even though he quit smoking more than 30 years ago ... he blames his illness on decades of lighting up.

We've reached out to Nimoy's rep for comment ... but no word back yet. 

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Bobby Brown

Nick Gordon Won't Tell Me

What Happened to My Daughter

2/23/2015 6:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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8:25 AM PT -- Gordon just tweeted a screen grab of a text he sent Bobby saying, "Man to man I love your daughter ...  I don't know why you won't let me see her ... Your daughter is going to hate you when she wakes up.  It's not like you know her anyways.  What's her favorite color?  What's her favorite smell, movies, food.  You don't know. I forgive you she won't."

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Nick Gordon is refusing to talk to cops about the circumstances surrounding Bobbi Kristina ending up face down in a bathtub, and he's refusing to tell Bobby Brown as well.

Bobby Brown's lawyer, Chris Brown, says Gordon has refused to cooperate by coming clean with the events that led to the medical emergency and there's no reason to talk to him anymore about giving him a hospital visit.

Brown says, "It appears that Mr. Gordon did not want his understanding of the facts to be subject to the truthful examination of various experts or Bobby Brown himself."

Brown continues, "Mr. Gordon has every right to remain silent and not share his version of events with Bobby Brown," adding, "Mr. Gordon is not as desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina as he wants the world to believe."

TMZ broke the story ... Nick became the target of a criminal investigation after authorities noticed injuries to Bobbi Kristina's body when she was taken to the hospital.

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Kim, North West, Khloe, Kylie

Car Accident in Montana

2/21/2015 11:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1:10 PM PST -- Cops tell us there was no damage to the Kardashian's vehicle -- a black Yukon GMC -- and a motor carrier service called the slide-off into police. 

We're told the incident was part of a number of similar accidents that happened today due to the icy roads ... and the family was calm when cops arrived. No citations were issued.

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Khloe Kardashian skidded on an ice-covered Montana road and dangerously crossed into oncoming traffic, eventually landing in a ditch with Kim, North West and Kylie on board.

We're told the girls were driving in Bozeman, MT Saturday morning when a semi-truck drove by their car and kicked up a ton of snow, hitting their windshield and apparently blinding Khloe.

Apparently Khloe couldn't see and began swerving, right into a patch of black ice.  The car then spun out of control, crossing oncoming traffic and ending up in a ditch.

We're told cops came and everyone's ok.  

The accident comes 2 weeks to the day after Bruce Jenner got in his fatal car crash.

Kim posted this pic on Instagram afterward ... seemingly making reference to the accident.

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VH1 Star 'Real'

Dead at 33

After Cancer Battle

2/21/2015 7:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0221-ahmad-givens-facebook-02Ahmad Givens, a.k.a. Real, one of the stars of VH1's "Real Chance of Love" has died after a long battle with cancer ... according to his brother.

Real's brother Chance tells TMZ ... the reality star's condition worsened after he took a fall in January ... he was bedridden ever since.

We're told Real was having trouble with vision and speech Friday night during a family visit ... and they had a feeling the end was near.  He passed away hours later.

As we previously reported ... the reality star was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2013. Real underwent surgery and things were looking positive, but earlier this year the cancer returned and he began chemotherapy treatments.

Chance posted a tribute to his brother online saying, "I'll see you one day soon we shall dance again in God's kingdom forever and ever bro words can't describe my pain world pray for me!"

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'AHS' Star Ben Woolf

In Stable Condition

But Not Out of the Woods

2/21/2015 10:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0221-ben-woolf-tmz-01"American Horror Story: Freak Show" star Ben Woolf is no longer in critical condition ... but doctors say he still has a tough road ahead.

Sources close to the actor tell us Ben has yet to wake up ... and is being kept sedated while under constant doctor supervision -- but the upgrade to his condition is good news.

TMZ broke the story ... Woolf was hospitalized after he was struck in the head by a moving car.

Sources tell us his family has been by his bedside the entire time ... and "AHS" creator Ryan Murphy -- as well as other cast and crew from the show -- have sent flowers to his room.

Woolf's rep Zack Teperman tells us, "Ben's family thanks everyone for their love, support and well wishes."

'Walking Dead' Actor

Attempts Suicide

Records Goodbye Video

2/21/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Walking Dead Suicide Attempt"Walking Dead" actor Markice "Kesan" Moore tried to kill himself this week and explained why in a video ... TMZ has learned.

The actor -- who played a prison survivor in Season 3 -- was found unresponsive Tuesday morning at his Woodland Hills home by friends after ODing on a deadly mix of Xanax and Patron.

Moore was rushed to the hospital and placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold. He has been released and is undergoing therapy.

Moore recorded a suicide video in which he outlined his plan to end his life, telling his kids why he wanted to take such a drastic measure.

Moore's manager tells TMZ, he was distraught over his grandmother's recent death.  

The actor -- who's also a rapper -- got his start on MTV's reality show "From G's to Gents."

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