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'Star Wars' Star Jake Lloyd

Beat His Mom Weeks Before Crash

Suffers from Schizophrenia

6/23/2015 12:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0623-jake-lloyd-facebook-01'Star Wars' actor Jake Lloyd -- who played Anakin Skywalker -- suffers from schizophrenia, went off his meds and attacked his mother before his latest police run-in... TMZ has learned.

We've learned that the Indianapolis Metro Police Department was called on March 26 to report the assault. During her interview with cops, Lloyd's mother, Lisa revealed Jake has schizophrenia and was off his meds.

According to the report, Lisa told police Lloyd showed up at her house and began yelling at her ... telling her that she ruined his life. When she wouldn't let him in, Jake knocked her down and stomped on her three or four times, causing abrasions and bruising on her arm. 

When police arrived, Jake was already gone. His mom declined to press charges. 

TMZ spoke with Lisa ... who confirmed Jake began showing signs of schizophrenia when he was 19. She said Jake has gotten help in the past and the family plans to try and get him help again ... once he's released from jail. 

Lisa said despite the March incident, Jake is not a violent person. 


Bam Margera

Knocked Out After Brutal Attack

6/21/2015 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bam Margera was viciously attacked in Iceland Saturday at the Secret Solstice Festival.

A festival spokesman claims the "Jackass" star was in a "really weird condition" and tried strong-arming his way into the production room.  The spokesman says Bam started heckling 2 women who were blocking him, and that's when the went lights out.

Bam claims it was quite the opposite ... he says the attack had nothing to do with the 2 women, and says he was brutally attacked by "a scumbag" who helps run the festival.



'Storage Wars'

Brawl Caught on Video

6/20/2015 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar10:55 PM PST -- Dan just tweeted: We're sorry Storage Wars fans! Violence is never the answer, it's not OK. We were attacked & did what anyone would do. #StopBullyingupdate_grey_gray_barWe just obtained video of the massive brawl that erupted on the "Storage Wars" set ... and it's as crazy as we first heard.

Short story ... Dan Dotson, the auctioneer, missed a bid. Producers needed to make things right, so they told Dave Hester -- a regular on the show who often bids on storage lockers -- to tell Dave about his oversight.  Dan ignored Dave, so producers told Dave to persist. And that's when all hell broke loose.

The video shows how heated things got ... Laura, Dan's wife, is ballistic at Dave for knocking her to the ground.

In the end, Dave was kicked off the set and went to the hospital for a tetanus shot because Laura scratched him, drawing blood.

Production was halted. Take that, Real Housewives.

Bradley Cooper

Dashes, Then Crashes into Door

6/20/2015 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0620-bradley-cooper-akm-gsi-01Bradley Cooper made a dash for the hippest restaurant in London Friday night, but misjudged the opening and slammed into the front door.

Bradley was trying to make his way inside Chiltern Firehouse ... one of the best and most popular restaurants in London.  

It's unclear how it happened, but photogs say he hit his head hard on the front door -- apparently he had his head down as he tried running inside.

It looks painful but hopefully he enjoyed the awesome food.

NBA's Alex Len

Wrecks BMW In Brutal Crash


6/19/2015 11:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0619-alex-len-accident-tmz-sportsPhoenix Suns player Alex Len -- the 5th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft -- was involved in a bad car crash in Arizona yesterday ... in which another car was flipped on its side ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

A witness tells us ... Len was driving a black BMW SUV which collided with a blue Ford around 1:15 PM in Phoenix. 

The witness says it appeared as if Len (pictured in the black tank top) was trying to help the other driver ... in the moments following the collision. 

Emergency personnel raced to the scene. It didn't appear as if Len suffered any major injuries. No word on the condition of the other driver.  

Story developing ... 

Taraji P. Henson

Cookie Crumbles ...


6/19/2015 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0619-taraji-instagram-01Taraji P. Henson is laid up in a hospital bed with a bad case of food poisoning ... TMZ has learned.

The queen of "Empire" posted a pic of her arm with an IV drip -- and our "Empire" sources tell us she's had trouble keeping anything down since getting off a plane yesterday from Europe.

Taraji was in Monaco earlier this week. 

In her post she said, "I AM FINE!!!!!! Just need to SAT ALL THE WAY DOWN for a bit. #listentoyourbody" 

Can't keep a good Cookie down. 


Bobby Brown

My Sister's Lying

About Alleged Pat Houston Death Wish

6/18/2015 2:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Bobby Brown is irate at his sister for accusing a member of the family of lobbying for Bobbi Kristina's death. 

Sources close to Bobby tell TMZ, he's indignant that Leolah Brown accused Pat Houston of pushing to let Bobbi Kristina die because her medical expenses are eating away at a possible inheritance. 

According to our sources ... Bobby claims Leolah is making it all up and hasn't even been around his daughter -- so she has no idea what Pat's feelings are about Bobbi Kristina's condition.

As for Leolah's motivation ... we're told Bobby thinks it's all about getting attention.

The Browns and the Houstons have not gotten along at all since the medical emergency on January 31, but we're told Bobby says these are false accusations that go way beyond the pale.   

Lamar Odom's Friend

Died From Flesh-Eating Disease

Caused by Drug Use

6/18/2015 6:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0617-jamie-lamar-odom-tmz-instagramJamie Sangouthai --  Lamar Odom's best friend -- did not die from an OD, but it was drug related ... a flesh-eating disease caused by dirty needles. 

The exact terms are necrotizing fasciitis -- bacterial skin infection -- and chronic intravenous narcotism -- IV drug abuse ... according to the L.A. County Coroner. 

The Coroner says Sangouthai went to the hospital for the infected arm, but the disease spreads quickly and often becomes life-threatening.

Sangouthai -- who appeared with Lamar and Khloe Kardashian on their reality show -- died Sunday at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 37 years old.

Bobbi Kristina's Aunt

Rails on Pat Houston ...

You Want BK Dead!

6/17/2015 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Bobbi Kristina's aunt is trying to kill her ... so claims Bobby Brown's sister.

Leolah Brown unleashed a ferocious rant ... claiming Pat Houston -- Whitney's sister-in-law and Bobbi's co-guardian -- is so motivated by greed she wants her niece to die. 

Leolah claims Pat callously complained, "Why don't he (Bobby) just pull the plug on Bobbi Kriss, because it's costing too much money to keep her alive."

Leolah claims Pat believes she'll inherit Bobbi Kristina's money and she's worried the costs associated with medical care will deplete the fortune.  

And Leolah twisted the knife with this ... "Whitney Houston HATED THE VERY GROUND PAT WATSON WALKED ON AND PAT AND THE HOUSTON'S KNOW THAT THIS IS TRUE!!"

Bobbi Kristina has been hospitalized since January 31.


Chicago Blackhawks

Kid Smacked with Bottle

... In Stanley Cup Melee

6/16/2015 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0616-main-blackhawks-injury-getty-01A small child was struck in the face with a bottle ... and appeared to be bleeding ... during the crazy Stanley Cup celebrations in Chicago last night. 

The child -- unclear how old he is -- was carried to paramedics near Wrigley Field to be treated ... this according to the Washington Post. 

So far, the kid's condition is unclear ... but it was just one part of the madness that took over the Windy City when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.  

People swarmed the streets ... climbed traffic lights ... ripped down street signs ... and set off fireworks. 

At least 5 people were arrested, according to the Chicago Tribune.

There's more ... in keeping with tradition, a bunch of fans toilet papered the home of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville to celebrate. 




John Stamos

Busted for DUI

6/12/2015 10:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


11:30 AM PST: Stamos tweeted: "Thanks to everyone for their love & support. I'm home and well. Very appreciative of the BHPD & Cedars for their care." 

update_grey_gray_barJohn Stamos was booked for DUI Friday night in Beverly Hills, and was allegedly so out of it ... police sent him straight to a hospital.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Bev Hills officers responded to a call around 7:45 PM of a silver Mercedes driving erratically, and when cops stopped the vehicle ... they felt Stamos needed immediate medical attention. He was driving by himself.

Officers handcuffed Stamos at the scene, and then paramedics transported him to a hospital.

Police followed, and cited him for misdemeanor DUI while he was getting treatment. 

Dave Grohl

Breaks a Leg During Concert ...


6/12/2015 1:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking Bones

0612_Dave-Grohl_on_stage_twitter_mainDave Grohl just might be the toughest man in Sweden ... after falling off stage and breaking his leg -- he somehow managed to power through and keep the concert going.

According to Swedish witnesses (thanks Google translate) ... it seems the Foo Fighters frontman jumped down from the stage early on during the band's concert Friday night, and sustained a serious injury.

Dave kept singing, but once the song was over ... he waved the white flag, and said they were cutting the show short so he could get medical attention for what he assumed was a broken leg.


FF kept rocking anyway, with Taylor Hawkins singing -- and a few songs later Dave returned with his leg propped up, and finished the concert. Best of all ... one of the songs he belted out was "Under Pressure." 

As one fan put it, "Det kallar jag en riktig rockstjärna!"


The band posted Dave's x-ray. We're no doctors, but it looks like a busted fibula.



Shot in L.A.

6/12/2015 12:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0612-yg-tmz-02Rapper YG was shot early Friday morning at an L.A. recording studio ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us, it happened at around 1:45 AM in Studio City. We're told someone shot YG 3 times in the hip. 

Somehow the rapper was able to get in his car and someone from his group drove him to a nearby hospital.  

Cops were called and found multiple shell casings and blood on the sidewalk. Police went to the hospital to interview YG but we are told he was "very uncooperative."

YG's rep says the injuries are not life threatening, and he's doing fine.

We're told the shooter is still on the loose.


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