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Scott Stapp

Relatives Panic

He's Out to Kill Obama [911 Tape]

12/12/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

121114_scott_stapp_911_sister_launch_v2Scott Stapp threatened to assassinate President Obama ... and his alarmed wife and sister-in-law made a desperate 911 call to stop him. 

Scott had just gone AWOL from a mental facility late last month, when his sister-in-law told the 911 dispatcher he was cruising around his neighborhood, shirtless on a bicycle. She says the former Creed frontman claimed to be a CIA agent and his mission was to kill Obama. 

Stapp claimed in a rambling video the IRS is trying to ruin his life because he's been trashing Obama.

Jaclyn Stapp, Scott's wife, joins the 40-minute 911 call, telling the dispatcher Scott had printed out 400 - 600 pages of CIA documents which he supposedly found online, put them in a book bag and took off on his bike.

The 2 women were pleading with the dispatcher to snare Scott and take him back to the psych ward. 

As cops were dispatched, Scott placed his own 911 call, saying his wife had stolen his truck and that's why he was on a bike.

When cops arrived Scott told them Jaclyn had pilfered $6 mil from him, and when he confronted her she decided to get him locked up. In the end, police determined Scott did not show enough signs of mental instability to warrant a psych hold.

TMZ broke the story ... Jaclyn has filed legal docs trying to get Scott on a 60-day psych hold, claiming he was deep into various drugs, including coke, weed, PCP and amphetamines. Scott posted a video claiming he's drug free.

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Tracy Morgan

Trucker Pooh-Pooh's Tracy's Money Woes

He Could Afford a Limo!

12/11/2014 2:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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11:13 AM PST -- Roper's motion was denied ... because he waited too long to file docs asking for the case to be delayed.

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The truck driver who maimed Tracy Morgan in that horrible car accident is scoffing at Tracy for claiming financial hardship, saying Morgan was certainly rich enough to afford a limo at the time of the crash.

It's pretty incredible. Tracy and the other victims are suing Walmart, claiming driver Kevin Roper caused the accident because he was sleep deprived. Roper has filed new legal docs, asking the judge to include him in the case so his rights are not compromised.  

Roper is also asking to put the brakes on the civil case until his criminal case runs its course. Morgan wants to press ahead with the case because he needs the money from a judgment, presumably since he can no longer work.

Roper seems to say in legal docs ... Morgan's financial woes don't hold a candle to his. And his evidence of that is the fact that Morgan was being driven in a fancy limo, and Roper's just a truck driver.

One person died in the crash.

Roper may not have to worry about paying the rent, because if he's convicted of death and assault by auto he could get 30 years in prison.

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Ray J

Ex-GF Threatened Suicide

Because Karrueche Is in the Picture

12/11/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ray J's ex-girlfriend who threatened suicide Wednesday was pushed over the edge after she found out Ray was nuzzling up to the modern day Helen of Troy ... Karrueche Tran.

Cops were called after Princess Love called Ray and threatened to shoot herself. A short time later she called him back and said she would not go through with it.

As we reported ... Ray broke up with Princess Love Tuesday night after a big fight. Now we know where he went afterward.  

Ray went to a studio to shoot a New Year's Eve special for BET. Karrueche was also on the show and Ray hung out with her until 4 AM. We got a couple of pics which show they were definitely getting along.

Unclear if there's a relationship, but it's definitely a good start.

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Ray J's Girlfriend

Threatens Suicide After Break-Up

911 Called

12/10/2014 12:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ray J Girlfriend Suicide ThreatRay J frantically called 911 Wednesday and told the dispatcher his girlfriend said she was going to kill herself.

According to our sources, Ray J broke things off with Princess Tuesday night. We're told she was incessantly texting him after he left for work today, and when she didn't hear what she wanted from him she threatened suicide. 

We're told Ray J knew there was a gun in the house, so he took the threat seriously. Ray J noted to the dispatcher, their good friend Earl Hayes just committed a murder-suicide ... and that put him on high alert.

Cops went to their home for a welfare check, but she wasn't home. They haven't spoken with her but Ray J now says he just spoke with her and she insists she won't go through with the threat.

Cam Newton's Truck

The Wreckage

[Pics]

12/10/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ Sports has obtained new pics of Cam Newton's truck -- which show just how bad it was banged up in Tuesday's wreck. 

After the collision, which occurred right near Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, Cam's Dodge Ram 1500 truck was hauled to a nearby tow yard.

Sources tell us the truck sustained so much damage from the rollover crash, it's considered a total loss.  

It's fortunate Newton didn't have a passenger in the car -- because as you can see in the photo, the roof on the front passenger side caved in when it rolled over. Witnesses say the car rolled at least 2 times. 

The truck was not your average Dodge Ram -- we're told it was pimped out especially for Cam ... with a custom lift job and other cool features. 

Of course, Newton walked away with only minor fractures in his back -- but he's gotta be bummed to lose the ride.

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Mary Ann Mobley

Ex-Miss America Dies from Breast Cancer

12/9/2014 5:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1209_Mary-Ann-Mobley-gettyMary Ann Mobley -- one of the first Miss America winners to make it big in show business -- died on Tuesday in Beverly Hills after a long battle with breast cancer.

Mobley won the 1959 Miss America pageant before breaking into Hollywood. She appeared in several big movies in the '60s ... including "Girl Happy" and "Harum Scarum" with Elvis Presley

In 1967, Mary Ann married actor and TV host Gary Collins ... who passed away in 2012.

She went on to star in tons of TV shows through the '70s and '80s -- among them ... "Love, American Style," "Fantasy Island," "Diff'rent Strokes," and "Hotel."

Mobley was also famous for her humanitarian work with children in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and the Sudan.

Mary Ann's family says she will buried next week in her native Mississippi. She was 75.

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Cam Newton

Fractured Back In Car Wreck

[Update]

12/9/2014 9:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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12:31 PM PT -- Cam suffered two "transverse fractures" in his lower back and will remain in the hospital overnight ... according to the Carolina Panthers.
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quarterback Cam Newton was hospitalized after his truck was flipped over in a car wreck Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Officials say two cars were involved in the wreck ... Cam's truck and a sedan ... which collided on a bridge right in front of Bank of America Stadium where the Panthers play. 

1209-cam-newton-accident-twitter-03Cam was seen on his back on the side of the bridge where the accident took place ... grimacing in pain. Several people were seen tending to the 25-year-old QB. 

We're told Cam kept trying to stand up after the accident ... but couldn't ... and eventually relented and waited for help to arrive. 

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Multiple emergency vehicles raced to the scene. Cam reportedly told paramedics he did NOT want to be transported to the hospital ... but eventually gave in. 

He was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance which rushed him to a nearby hospital. 

As for the condition of the other driver, officials tell us the person was also transported to the hospital -- but did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. 

A witness at the scene tells TMZ Sports ... Newton was "t-boned" from the left side, swerved, and then flipped over. 

The witness says he observed Cam crawling out of the back window of the truck ... he walked over to the curb and laid down. 

The witness says, "Cam didn't blow any lights or stop signs" and believes Cam had the right of way through the intersection where he was struck. 

Story developing ...

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KC Star Eric Berry

Diagnosed With

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

12/8/2014 1:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1208_eric_berry_gettyKansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, which his doctors have described as "very treatable and potentially curable" through chemotherapy. 

Dr. Christopher Flowers, a lymphoma specialist at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, said in a statement, "The goal of Mr. Berry's treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now."

Berry said through a statement, "My family and I are very grateful for the amount of support we have received over the last couple of weeks. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate all the words of encouragement, the blessings and well wishes."

He continued, "I will embrace this process and attack it the same way I do everything else in life. God has more than prepared me for it. For everyone sharing similar struggles, I’m praying for you and keep fighting!"

Rapper Beanie Sigel

SHOT in the Stomach

After Physical Altercation ... Cops Say

12/5/2014 11:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1206-beanie-sigel-getty-01Rapper Beanie Sigel was rushed to a local hospital Friday morning in New Jersey after he was shot in the stomach ... and cops believe there was a scuffle before he got capped.

Pleasantville PD officials say they responded to a shooting around 10AM and discovered Sigel on-scene ... but he was NOT unconscious.

We're told the rapper was immediately taken to a local hospital and rushed into surgery.

Cops believe there was a physical altercation before the shooting ... but they don't know if the other man on scene was involved, or just a witness -- since he's refusing to talk.

Police are waiting to interview Beanie for more info ... so as of now, there are no suspects.

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Victor Cruz

WHAT KNEE INJURY?!

Parties In Miami With Hidden Knee Brace

12/5/2014 10:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Victor Cruz won't let a busted right knee keep him from hitting the party scene ... 'cause the NY Giants star hit up a huge party in Miami Thursday night -- with his knee brace -- and we've got the pics.

Cruz -- sporting a medical brace under his sweatpants -- hit up a Crooks & Castles party presented by Hennessy V.S for Art Basel Thursday night.  

Despite the fact he's recovering from a season-ending torn patellar tendon in his right knee that he suffered during a game back in October, Victor was seen laughing and having a great time at the party. 

Meanwhile, back in NY ... Cruz's teammates -- who have lost 7 straight games -- are preparing to take on the Titans this weekend. 

Cruz seems to be making good progress on the knee -- he looked pretty spry while walking through a NY mall a few weeks ago ... and told us he expects to be busting out his salsa again very soon.

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Tracy Morgan

Walking, Talking, And ...

'Fighting Everyday'

12/4/2014 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Video of Tracy Morgan walking around -- 6 months after the accident that nearly killed him -- is pretty damn inspiring ... considering what the comedian's gone through. 

Tracy made a rare public appearance outside a NJ post office on Wednesday ... moving slowly and gingerly with the help of a walker. His fiancée, Megan Wollover was nearby for support.

As for how his recovery is going ... a determined Tracy told the camera guy, "I'm fighting everyday."

Great to see Tracy on the mend.

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Nancy Snyderman

I'm Sorry for Breaking Ebola Quarantine ... BUT

12/3/2014 5:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

120314_nancy_snyderman_launch_v3Dr. Nancy Snyderman once again tried apologizing for breaking her Ebola quarantine ... but again, there were asterisks and excuses.

Snyderman sat down Wednesday morning with Matt Lauer and in her own way tried apologizing for breaking her Ebola quarantine.

She said she was sorry, but then made excuses ... she and her crew had taken their temps for days and they were fine ... somehow justifying her decision to break the quarantine for a restaurant run.

She said she was sorry for "adding to the confusion" about Ebola ... though we're pretty sure Nancy is the only person confused about the meaning of the word "quarantine."

This is probably as good as it's gonna get.

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'Young and the Restless' Actor

Suspects Charged

In Thanksgiving Attack

12/2/2014 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Two guys accused of attacking a "Young and the Restless" actor on Thanksgiving Day ... have been charged with a slew of crimes ... including assault with a deadly weapon and DUI.

Corey Sligh was walking in a Rite Aid parking lot on turkey day when the alleged assailants -- Dusan Lilic and Nikola Ilic -- hit him with their car. Prosecutors say the suspects were speeding through the parking lot, and got pissed when Sligh and his GF asked them to slow down.

According to prosecutors they smashed Sligh with the car door, then got out and beat him to a bloody pulp.  Sligh had to be hospitalized with multiple injuries.

Lilic, who was driving, faces up to 7 years in prison -- and Ilic could get a max of 4 years.

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