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'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang

Doctors Discover

Massive Throat Tumor

4/2/2015 7:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0402-big-ang-getty-03"Mob Wives" star Big Ang is currently in the hospital after complaining of pain in her neck ... and doctors have since discovered a tumor in her throat the size of a lemon. 

According to our sources, earlier this week Ang was admitted to a Staten Island hospital where doctors will soon perform surgery to remove the tumor. We're told it is not yet known whether the tumor is cancerous. 

Ang was scheduled to begin shooting for a different reality show, other than "Mob Wives," when she began experiencing the pain.

Ang appeared this past weekend at a reality TV event in New York City where she kept her neck covered up. It's unclear if she was experiencing pain at the time.


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Joni Mitchell

Legendary Singer Hospitalized

3/31/2015 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0331-joni-mitchell-getty-01update_graphic_red_bar3:00 AM PT -- Joni is still in intensive care, but her people say she is "awake and in good spirits." We've learned she had a surgical procedure some time after arriving at the hospital on Tuesday.update_grey_gray_barSinger-songwriter Joni Mitchell -- who's synonymous with the Woodstock generation -- was rushed to a hospital after a 911 call from her home Tuesday.

Sources tell us paramedics went to 71-year-old Mitchell's Los Angeles home around 2:30 PM. We're told the 911 call was for an unconscious female, but she was alert on the way to the hospital.

Mitchell was in intensive care late Tuesday. It's unclear what prompted the medical emergency, but it appears to be quite serious.

We've put in several calls to Joni's rep ... but haven't heard back.

Mitchell's best known for her hit, "Big Yellow Taxi" ... which the Counting Crows famously covered in 2002. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

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David Lee Roth

Who Gave Me This Bloody Nose?

Oh Right, It Was Me!

3/31/2015 7:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David Lee Roth has no one to blame but himself for that bloody gash he had on his nose during "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" ... because he whacked himself during his signature mic stand trick.

Roth and the rest of Van Halen reunited for an epic performance on "Kimmel" Monday night, but the sanitized version that aired didn't tell the whole story. 

During the initial performance of "Panama" ... Roth hit himself in the face with his mic stand while twirling it, leaving a cut across the bridge of his nose.

0331-subasset-van-halen-gettyHe kept going, eventually walking offstage to grab a towel. He then patched it up with a band-aid and did the song again. That's the version that aired. 

The show must go on.

Bobby Brown

Keeping the Faith

at Bobbi Kristina's New Medical Facility

3/27/2015 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327_bobby_brown_entering_medical_Center_INF_WMBobby Brown is in it for the long haul -- standing firm in his belief Bobbi Kristina can pull out of her coma ... now that she's getting treatment at a facility known for its long term care.

Bobby was walking outside DeKalb Medical this week. It's touted as the best Long Term Acute Care hospital in the Atlanta area ... partly because the facility has equipment to provide continuous monitoring of vital signs -- crucial in a case like Bobbi Kristina's.

As we reported ... doctors at Emory University Hospital tested her responsiveness last week before she was transferred to DeKalb. We're told there was no change.

Sources tell us Bobby is still leaning on the power of prayer to save his daughter ... who's remained unconscious since Feb 1.

NFL's Devon Still

Throwing Anti-Cancer Bash

to Celebrate Daughter's Remission

3/26/2015 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


There's only one way to celebrate a 4-year-old girl beating cancer ... and that's with a Disney princess themed anti-cancer party!

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still and his adorable daughter Leah will be doing just that, now that her cancer has gone into remission. 

The two were on FOX 29’s Good Day Philadelphia" on Thursday where Devon talked about how he broke the good news to Leah.  

He explained, "For the past 296 days, I’ve been daydreaming about what that feeling would be like, and then finally, I just looked at my daughter and started crying. She knew why I was crying and she asked me ,‘Did I beat up cancer?’ And I told her ‘Yes’ and we just kept hugging and kissing."

Leah, who still has one more round of chemo to go through, talked about wanting to get a pony and about her upcoming party to celebrate her good health ... complete with all the princesses from "Frozen."

And be sure to check out Leah's advice on where she wants her dad to play football. Hint: it's not the team he actually plays for!

NFL's Devon Still

My Daughter's Cancer's In Remission!!!

3/25/2015 2:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0325-devon-leah-still-instagram-01Great news for the Still family -- Cincinnati Bengals lineman Devon Still just announced his 4-year-old daughter Leah is WINNING her battle against cancer .... because it's officially in remission!!!

You know the back story ... Leah was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma back in June and doctors said she had a 50/50 chance to live. 

Despite the fact he wasn't supposed to make the team, the Bengals signed Devon to a contract so he would continue to get health insurance to cover Leah's medical bills.  

Leah's been fighting like hell ever since ... and Wednesday, Devon announced the tide has turned in her favor. 

"Today we received news from Leah's oncologist that her cancer, stage four neuroblastoma, is officially in REMISSION! After 296 days of daydreaming about what it would feel like to hear the doctors say my daughter is in remission, I finally know the feeling."

"When I look at my daughter all I can do is smile and hug her."

"I'm so proud and blessed to call her my daughter. She has made an impact on me and on the world, at the age of four, that I can only wish to make in a lifetime." 

Thank you to my family and friends for the support through all those tough days. Thank you to everyone who has sent a letter to give Leah and our family motivation to keep fighting, a toy that helped Leah get through her days in the hospital, and more importantly a prayer that helped God hear our cries for healing." 

He added, "Thank you to the Bengals for taking on my situation and standing by me and my family and for helping to raise money to fight pediatric cancer."

"Leah is not done with treatments yet. She still needs more to make sure the cancer cells do not return and to build back up her immune system and other damage from the chemo but I know my little warrior will get through it!"

Cissy Houston

I'm Okay If It's

Bobbi Kristina's Time To Go

3/25/2015 2:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Whitney Houston's mother is mentally prepared for her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina's death ... because she says it's God's will. 

Cissy Houston went on "Midday's With Shaila" on WBLS in NY and thanked everyone for praying for Bobbi Kristina -- but also revealed she's finally at peace with whatever happens.

She said, "If He works a miracle, thank God. And if it happens the other way, I'm alright."

As we've reported ... Bobbi was moved to a rehabilitation facility in Atlanta .. where she can get long term care. Watch for Cissy's update on her condition -- the outlook still sounds bleak.

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Miley Cyrus

Gets Yanked by the Dentist

After Tooth Shaming

3/25/2015 12:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miley Cyrus Teeth Miley Cyrus has unlocked the secret to free dental advice -- post your X-ray online and let dental experts weigh in, but be warned ... it might not be all good news.

Miley posted the shot on Instagram and it didn't take long for the reviews to pour in, and several blasted her mouth work. We spoke to one reviewer, a dental assistant named Ashley, who gave us this dental Yelp:

-- Miley has veneers on all her upper teeth and had a root canal at some point
-- She might want to get another set of X-rays ... she could have a few cavities
-- Her wisdom teeth need to come out soon (the top ones are impacted and could be a big problem for her other molars if not dealt with soon) 

Miley might have taken that advice ... she posted a pic Wednesday of a few teeth she got pulled.

Fun Fact(ish): A recent study said the Tooth Fairy pays West coast kids $4.68/tooth, on average. Don't it spend all in one place, Miley.

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Jon Hamm

Completes Rehab Stint for Alcohol

3/24/2015 4:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0325_jon_hamm_lax_gettyJon Hamm completed a 30-day rehab program for alcohol abuse, just days before the premiere of the last season of "Mad Men."

We're told Hamm checked himself into Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut at the end of February. It's a high-end facility.

The final season is already in the can.  

Hamm's people tell TMZ, "With the support of his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction. They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward."

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Bill Goldberg

Wrestling Death Was A Freak Accident

... The Sport Is Totally Safe

3/24/2015 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Former pro wrestling star Bill Goldberg says the accident that took the life of a Mexican wrestling star this past weekend was a freak occurrence ... telling TMZ Sports pro wrestling is as safe ever.

Goldberg was out in L.A. when we asked him about the tragic death of 35-year-old Mexican wrestling star El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo who passed away after his spine was snapped during a match last weekend.

Aquayo lay motionless on the ropes for nearly two minutes after the injury, with the other wrestlers apparently thinking it was all part of the show.

Goldberg, a former WCW champion, says despite the horrific nature of the injury wrestling is totally safe, noting that it's VERY rare that these types of accidents happen.

"Name the amount of people who've died in the ring over the past 50 years."

We also asked Bill if he thought the WWE should do any sort of tribute to the fallen star at this weekend's Wrestlemania, and Goldberg thought it was definitely the way to go.

"There's no doubt, there needs to be a silent bell or a moment of silence for him ... there's no doubt."

David Crosby

Dramatic 911 Call ...

'I Hit a Guy!'

3/24/2015 11:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

David Crosby pleaded with dispatchers to quickly send an ambulance to the scene of the accident where he hit a jogger with his car.

During the call, Crosby can be heard begging dispatchers over and over to send help. He tells the dispatcher multiple times that he struck the guy with his car and, just like he told police, he blamed the accident on the sun's glare. 

The accident occurred Sunday in California wine country. The victim was treated for serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

Crosby was uninjured and police are still investigating. 

Angelina Jolie

I Got My Ovaries Removed

I'm On a Mission to Live

3/24/2015 6:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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took a second big step in minimizing a cancer risk which she has been living with for years ... she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. 

Jolie told an emotional, dramatic story in a NY Times op-ed piece, in which she talked about her normal ... an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and a 50% chance of ovarian cancer, because she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation.

The actress took proactive steps with breast cancer 2 years ago by getting a double mastectomy.   She'd been seriously considering the second preventative procedure but she was pushed into action when medical tests revealed the possibility of ovarian cancer but in the early stages. 

Angelina underwent the procedure last week, and doctors found a small benign tumor on one ovary but no signs of cancer in her tissues. 

Jolie says she's now in menopause as a result of the surgery, and she can't have any more children. She stoically writes about the fact that she has to live with the possibility of cancer but adds, "I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family.  l know my children will never have to say, 'Mom died of ovarian cancer.'"  

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'Teen Mom' Mackenzie McKee

I Crashed My Brand New Car

And I Blame Diabetes

3/24/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mackenzie McKee Car Accident "Teen Mom 3" and "16 and Pregnant" star Mackenzie McKee blames diabetes for an accident that landed her brand spankin' new car at the bottom of a ditch.

According to sources close to McKee ... the MTV star was driving on an Oklahoma highway with sky high blood sugar Saturday night, when she zoned out and suddenly swerved off the road ... totaling the 2013 Kia Sorento she bought the day before.

Good news is the car passed the crash test -- all the airbags deployed and Mackenzie wasn't hurt. Her 2 kids were not with her.

0323-SUB-mackenzie-mckee-car-crash-MAIN-TMZ-02Now the painful part ... sources say McKee's on the hook for the entire $26k she dropped on the car because she didn't have insurance (she got a ticket for that too). We're told she planned to call her insurance company Monday to get coverage.

Decision making is not necessarily her strong point.

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