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Rachel Uchitel

Major Brain Surgery Scheduled

9/5/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Rachel Uchitel will undergo surgery so major, her entire brain will be lifted off the cavity.

We're told Rachel has been suffering from back pain for years, but all treatment failed. She recently went to a surgeon who told her she had a condition called Chiari, a birth defect that causes brain tissue to settle into the spinal canal.

Tiger Woods' former GF will go in for surgery in 2 weeks, where doctors will cut a hole in the back of her head and lift the brain off the spinal canal.

Rachel's terrified but doctors say they're fairly confident ... 50% become symptom-free, 10-30% improve significantly and the rest don't.

So so Vegas odds, but doctors say she'll be ok. 

Jessica Alba's The Honest Company

Sued For Being

Not So Honest

9/3/2015 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


update_graphic_red_bar4:15 P.M. PST -- In a statement to People, Alba claimed the lawsuit was, "baseless and without merit." She says, "We strongly stand behind our products and the responsibility we have to our consumers.update_grey_gray_bar Jessica Alba's billion dollar The Honest Company is under fire after one angry customer says the company isn't too honest when labeling its products as "natural" ... according to a lawsuit.

The class action suit -- filed by Jonathan Rubin targets the brand's dish soap, hand soaps, surface cleaner and diapers. Rubin claims all of the products contain synthetic preservatives and should not be considered "natural" like THC claims. 

Rubin backs up his claims with studies from an environmental group who says the ingredients were considered to be potentially hazardous. 

And as one final burn ... Rubin says THC's sunscreen is ineffective after multiple users posted on blogs saying they became sunburned and blistered. 

He's asking for all profits generated from those products to be refunded to people who have purchased them -- a minimum of $5 million.


Tori Spelling

Sues Benihana ...

I Got 3rd Degree Burns!!

9/2/2015 6:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902_tori_spelling_benihana_tmz-2Tori Spelling wants to torch Benihana in court after getting burned so badly in one of the restaurants, she was hospitalized ... according to a new lawsuit.

Spelling says she was at a Benihana in Encino, CA in April when she slipped and fell ... receiving, "deep second and third degree burn injuries." She reportedly fell onto one of the hibachi grills.

In the lawsuit Spelling says she racked up medical expenses, "general damage" and wage loss ... although there's no mention of where she was employed. She's suing the Benihana corporation -- not just the Encino location.

Tori's alleged injuries were still obvious in these pics from July.


Kris Jenner

Here's My Proof

A Spider Made My Lip Fat

9/2/2015 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902_kris_jenner_lip_tmz_wmKris Jenner just schooled us and anyone else who thought her "fat lip" excuse for cancelling a TV appearance was fake ... she says it was real, and serious.

We got this pic of Kris taken Monday morning, around the time she called producers of "Bachelor In Paradise: After Paradise" and cancelled her scheduled appearance, saying her lip blew up and she was not camera ready.

Kris says the culprit was most likely a spider so she had her room sprayed by an exterminator. The swelling was serious enough for a doctor to prescribe 4 different meds.  

As for showing up Tuesday night at Nobu and looking just fine, Kris made it clear to friends and family it took 18 hours for the swelling to go down.

It's not the first time Kris' lips blew up  ... she had an allergic reaction to food in the Dominican Republic a few years back.


Janice Dickinson

Collapses on 'Celeb BB' ...

'Almost Died' from Bee Sting

9/2/2015 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Janice Dickinson fell unconscious, live on TV ... after she got stung by a bee in the "Celebrity Big Brother UK" house -- and TMZ has learned it was touch and go whether she'd survive.

Janice was sitting in the Diary Room during Tuesday's broadcast ... begging producers to bring an EpiPen after she suffered the sting. She showed staffers just how bad it was -- one of her hands was almost purple, she was having trouble breathing, and panicked, "I don't want it to reach my heart!"

Then Janice appeared to have a seizure before collapsing and falling off the chair. Producers briefly cut away, but then returned to the drama. Some viewers were outraged the medical emergency aired live.

According to a 'Celeb BB' rep ... Janice was taken to a hospital for a few hours for treatment, and then returned to the house.

Sources who were in contact with Janice during her hospital visit tell TMZ ... it was very serious and Janice "almost died." We're told she's extremely allergic, but didn't have her own EpiPen with her in the house.

The fact that she's back in the house would lead you to believe Janice is okay, but show reps aren't saying anything more about her condition. 


Brian Austin Green

Spousal Support Necessary

Vertigo Derails Work

8/24/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0821-brian-austin-green-tmz-01Brian Austin Green will almost certainly get spousal support from Megan Fox in their divorce, and the reason appears to stem from a terrible car accident.

TMZ broke the story, Megan filed for divorce Friday.  As we said, our sources say it's likely she'll end up paying Brian spousal support, because of the large disparity in income and income potential.

We're told Brian has worked very little since last December, when he was in a head-on collision.  As we reported, Brian and Megan were driving when they were hit by a drunk driver who was arrested.  Brian says the guy was going around 50 MPH and it was severe enough for the airbags to deploy.

At the time of the accident TMZ was told Brian and Megan were not injured.  But now we're told the accident triggered a serious medical condition ... vertigo, which affects balance.

Our sources say Brian's vertigo is so bad he can't get out of bed.  We're told he hasn't worked since the accident.

As we reported, Brian and Megan -- who is working steadily on huge movies -- are still living in the same home.


Fetty Wap

Stage Dive Gone Wrong

2 Queens Trapped

8/24/2015 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Fetty Wap set a big crowd into a frenzy Sunday by leaping from the stage and injuring 2 girls.

It went down during the Billboard Hot 100 Festival at Jones Beach Sunday afternoon. The girls were pinned under a metal fence and suffered minor injuries.  

The "Trap Queen" rapper emerged from the dive unscathed and eventually returned to the stage to finish the show. 

Five Finger Death Punch Singer

Acting Like He's Possessed ...

Wife Begs for Rehab

8/23/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0812-ivan-moody-facebook-03Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody is running out of time -- his estranged wife says he's having bizarre Jekyll & Hyde-like episodes and needs to get help for alcohol abuse, stat. 

Moody's estranged wife, Holly Smith, filed an affidavit with the Adams County Court in Colorado ... saying Ivan can no longer tell the difference between his real persona and his onstage one ... thanks to his alcohol abuse.

In the docs, Smith says Ivan's taking on the personality of the band's song, "Jekyll and Hyde." She says, "Ivan has talked to me in third person in a voice different from his own as if he were a demonic presence inhabiting a body."

Ivan's sister, Sandra Dykes, filed an affidavit of her own as well backing up many of Holly's claims.

Holly and Sandra think he needs to get into rehab immediately. In the meantime, the judge granted Holly a restraining order against Ivan after she showed photos of bruises he allegedly gave her.


Mumford & Sons

Gear Hurled into Concert Crowd

... Fan Gets Injured

8/22/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Don't let the horns and banjo fool you ... Mumford & Sons can rock hard, so hard in fact ... the band sent a guitar stand flying into the crowd and smashed a fan in the head.

A woman suffered the heinous blow during the band's recent show in Walla Walla, Washington, during the encore. The band was jamming pretty hard (as hard as they can) to "Ditmas" when ... for some reason ... Marcus Mumford chucked the metal rod about 10-15 rows deep

According to witnesses, she was clearly hurt and the crowd tried to get the band to stop playing so she could get medical attention. But M&S kept going, and so did she ... sticking it out for the rest of the show.

It's unclear how badly she was injured. Reps for the band haven't gotten back to us yet. 

Ironically ... the tour's called Gentlemen of the Road. 


Cyclist Vittorio Brumotti

Doctors May Remove Eyeball

... After Brutal Attack

8/22/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0821-vittorio-brumotti-twitter-01Things have gone from bad to worse for Italian cyclist Vittorio Brumotti ... TMZ Sports has learned the brutal roadside attack he suffered might cost him one of his eyes.

As we previously reported ... Brumotti was the victim of a heinous roadside ambush while on a ride in Northern Italy earlier this week. 

Doctors are set to operate Monday to repair injuries from the attack ... and doctors have told Brumotti the damage is so severe, they may have to remove his right eye.

Brumotti posted a graphic picture of his face shortly after the incident which clearly showed the extent of the damage.

Afterward, he made a public plea to his fans not to harbor ill will towards Albanians, who some believe may have been responsible for the attack.


Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

8/20/2015 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0820-erik-kramer-getty-01Former Chicago Bears quarterback Erik Kramer shot himself Tuesday night in an attempted suicide ... but survived ... and is currently recovering in an L.A. hospital. 

Kramer -- who played 13 seasons in the NFL -- was discovered by law enforcement in a motel in Calabasas around 8 PM, according to NBC. The extent of his injury is unclear.  

The 50-year-old's ex-wife Marshawn told NBC News Kramer has suffered from depression for years ... which she believes is a direct result of the hits he took during his time in the league. 

"He is a very amazing man, a beautiful soul, but he has suffered depression since he was with the Bears. I can promise you he is not the same man I married."

Marshawn and Erik divorced back in 2010 and their 18-year-old son, Griffen, died from a drug overdose the following year. 

Shannen Doherty

Sues Business Manager

My Breast Cancer is Your Fault

8/19/2015 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



1:55 PM PST: A rep for the firm tells TMZ: "Tanner Mainstain is saddened to learn that Ms. Doherty is suffering from cancer and wishes her a full recovery. However, the claim that Tanner Mainstain caused her to be uninsured, prevented her from seeking medical care, or somehow contributed to her cancer is patently false."

They also say they will "aggressively defend" all of Shannen's claims in court.

update_grey_gray_barShannen Doherty says her business manager is responsible for the severity of her breast cancer. 

Shannen has filed a lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, in which she claims Tanner, Mainstain, Glynn & Johnson took 5% of her earnings in return for managing her finances, including payment of her medical insurance to SAG.

She says the firm ignored an invoice for payment of the premium in 2014. The insurance was cancelled and apparently she couldn't re-enroll until 2015. Shannen says during the lapse period she didn't regularly visit doctors, which had been her practice. 

In March 2015, after getting her insurance back, she went to a doctor and discovered she had "invasive breast cancer metastatic to at least one lymph node." She says doctors told her the cancer spread during 2014, when she was uninsured, and she blames her business manager. 

She indicates in the lawsuit she now will likely have to take measures -- including a mastectomy and chemotherapy -- that could have been avoided if the cancer had been caught earlier. 

The docs say she parted ways with the business manager sometime in 2014.


Famous Cyclist

Face Bashed in Roadside Attack

8/19/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0819-sbuasset-vittorio-twitterFamous Italian cyclist Vittorio Brumotti was viciously attacked by 3 men during a ride -- and although the suspects escaped, he's trying to downplay the whole brutal incident.

Brumotti suffered nasty facial injuries during the attack which went down while he was cycling in Northern Italy. According to reports, the attackers were identified as Albanians ... something Brumotti considers a sensitive issue.

After posting a pic of his battered and bruised face, and made a plea for fans to avoid turning this into a reason to hate foreigners.

One of Vittorio's friends shot video of the aftermath, and you can see he's totally out of it. Vittorio says he's going to need surgery.

Brumotti is a serious badass in the cycling world ... who holds several Guinness Book records.

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