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Alabama Football Player Blew Off Finger with Shotgun

12/29/2016 10:26 AM PST
Breaking News

1229-dakota-ball-al-01University of Alabama defensive lineman Dakota Ball won't be playing in the Peach Bowl on Saturday ... because he's recovering from SHOOTING OFF HIS FINGER with a shotgun. 

Ball -- whose left hand was wrapped up at a Peace Bowl Media Day event on Thursday -- explained the accident occurred 2 weeks ago during a hunting trip with a friend.

"I shot my finger off with a 12-gauge shotgun," Ball told AL.com.

"I was tying a rope around the barrel and around the stock to keep the shotgun from falling out of my lap ... I was tying rope around the barrel and it just went off. I didn't have my hand on the trigger."

"I shot it right at the knuckle and blew it off."

Ball was hospitalized and released the next day. 

The story comes in the wake of Philadelphia Eagles star QB Carson Wentz getting shotguns for his offensive linemen. 

Maybe a giftcard next year? 

Rob Kardashian Leaves Hospital After Diabetes Scare

12/29/2016 10:17 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rob Kardashian just left the hospital after getting treated for symptoms associated with his diabetes.

TMZ broke the story ... Rob checked himself into West Hills Medical Center Wednesday night near Hidden Hills. Our sources say he'd been stress eating because of his turbulent relationship with baby mama Blac Chyna. His weight gain and related issues triggered diabetes issues.

Rob left in a Maybach.

update_graphic_red_bar10:55 AM PST -- Almost simultaneously to leaving the hospital Rob posted an advertisement on Instagram about a weight loss program ... a seemingly huge bonus for the company, especially if potential customers think Rob's about to jump on board. 

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Blac Chyna & Kris Jenner Rush to Hospital for Rob

12/29/2016 6:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1229-Kris_Jenner_Blac_Chyna_Corey_Gamble_emergency_room_launchupdate_graphic_red_bar7:47 AM PT --  Family sources tell TMZ Rob checked himself into the hospital because his diabetes flared up. We're told he had been doing ok lately but the stress from his turbulent relationship with Blac Chyna drove him to eat excessively and he gained an alarming amount of weight recently ... causing him to lose control over his diabetes.

He's still in the hospital as doctors try to stabilize him.

update_grey_gray_barBlac Chyna and Kris Jenner rushed to an emergency room Wednesday night after Rob Kardashian went into "medical distress.' ... TMZ has learned.

Chyna and Kris arrived separately -- Kris was with Corey Gamble -- and rushed into the ER at 9:45 PM near Hidden Hills, where the family lives. 

Sources connected with the family confirm Rob had checked himself in earlier in the evening.

Rob and Chyna have been living separately, which explains why she showed up later.

As TMZ has reported, he's suffered from diabetes. So far we don't know what triggered the ER visit. There is a report out he suffered a mental breakdown but we're told that is not true.  Our sources would only characterize it as a "health problem."

Story developing ...

Debbie Reynolds Rushed to Hospital for Possible Stroke

12/28/2016 1:36 PM PST
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2:53 PM PT -- We've learned Debbie's condition when she was taken to the hospital was listed as "fair to serious."update_grey_gray_bar

Debbie Reynolds just suffered a medical emergency, which we're told is a possible stroke ... and EMTs just raced to the scene, TMZ has learned.

Debbie was at her son Todd Fisher's home in Beverly Hills and just after 1 PM someone from the house called 911.

We're told 84-year-old Debbie, whose daughter, Carrie, died Tuesday, has been distraught since Carrie's emergency Friday on a United jet.

Family sources tell us they called 911 to report a possible stroke.

The ambulance just took Debbie to a nearby emergency room. 

Debbie was at Todd's house discussing funeral plans for Carrie.

1228-joely-fisher-debbie-reynolds-getty-01Joely Fisher, Carrie's half sister, posted a pic of her and Debbie Wednesday afternoon with the caption, "God speed mama." 

Story developing ...

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DeAndre Jordan In Car Accident ... Person Hospitalized

12/27/2016 1:32 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1227-deandre-jordan-chris-paul-car-crash-photos-launch_3DeAndre Jordan was involved in a car accident in Playa del Rey moments ago ... and while he appears okay ... another person was hospitalized, TMZ Sports has learned.  

Witnesses tell us ... it all went down around noon. The accident involved 2 cars -- a matte black Tesla and an SUV. 

Unclear what caused the accident ... but an ambulance, fire truck and police have responded to the scene. 

The Clippers say Chris Paul was not involved in the accident -- but was nearby when he heard about the crash and came to the scene with Clippers staffers to check on his friend. 

1227-deandre-jordan-chris-paul-car-crash-photos-subAnother person was transported to a nearby hospital. The extent of that person's injuries are unknown. 

A witness tells us one person involved was seen with a sling on his arm. 

SoulCycle Sued They Torqued Me Right into a Hospital

12/27/2016 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1223-soul-cycle-sued-tmz-getty-2SoulCycle is being sued by a woman who says she was pushed so hard during one of their classes she had to be hospitalized.

Kaila Cashman says she signed up in 2014 for her very first indoor cycling class at SoulCycle's Rye Brook, NY location. During her workout she claims the instructor repeatedly increased the torque on her bike, and told her to keep pedaling. Not that uncommon for a SoulCycle sesh, if you've ever been.

Kaila says after the workout she felt sick and went to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis -- a condition that leads to the rapid breakdown of muscle tissue.

She claims she's been permanently injured, physically and emotionally, and is suing for damages.

Del Taco Sued Your Food Put Me in a Real Coma

12/24/2016 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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Del Taco's claim its food is "Un-Freshing Believable" is un-freaking believable to an Orange County man who says 2 tacos and a quesadilla put him in a coma.

The 57-year-old customer is suing over a meal he says left him vomiting and in serious pain. According to the lawsuit he was rushed to the ER the next day due to excessive puking and placed in ICU, where he "slipped into a coma" for 3 days.

In the suit, he offers no specifics about how or why he fell comatose -- but he told us his esophagus was bleeding from the vomiting. He says doctors said it would take a miracle for him to pull out of the coma, and when he did it took 6 weeks to recover.

According to the suit, he racked up more than $160k in medical bills. He's suing for at least $500k in damages.

Del Taco points out this guy filed the same suit before to no avail. He tells us he voluntarily dismissed it so he could better prepare for trial.

Regardless, Del Taco says it will vigorously fight the allegations.

Carrie Fisher 'Unresponsive' On Plane ... EMTs Get the Call

12/23/2016 3:40 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Carrie Fisher was unresponsive as paramedics raced to the gate 74 ... according to emergency dispatch calls to LAX.

TMZ obtained the audio, and you can hear LAFD responding to a reported cardiac arrest. Air traffic control coordinated to make sure first responders were ready when the plane pulled into the gate.

It also sounds like some of the passengers assisting on flight 935 were nurses.

Carrie's currently in stable condition at UCLA Medical Center.

Carrie Fisher Daughter & Beloved Dog Arrive At Hospital

12/23/2016 3:28 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Carrie Fisher is fighting for her life, and her support system has arrived on 2 and 4 legs.

Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd, and beloved French bulldog, Gary, arrived at UCLA Medical Center shortly after the actress was rushed there. 

Billie is Carrie's only child with talent agent Bryan Lourd.

As for Gary the dog ... the pooch was always by Carrie's side and, according to witnesses, was also aboard the flight with Carrie when she suffered the massive heart attack.

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Carrie Fisher Massive Heart Attack on Plane

12/23/2016 1:13 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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3:58 PM PT -- Carrie's brother, Todd, just told AP she's in stable condition.

2:46 PM PT -- We're told when the plane landed paramedics worked on Carrie for 15 minutes with CPR before they were able to get a pulse. She's currently at UCLA Medical Center on a ventilator.update_grey_gray_barCarrie Fisher suffered a massive heart attack Friday on an airplane ... TMZ has learned.

Our sources say Carrie was on a United flight from London to LAX when she went into cardiac arrest. People on board were administering CPR. United Airlines says its crew reported Carrie as "unresponsive" when they landed. 

We're told the emergency occurred 15 minutes before the plane landed in L.A. A flight attendant asked if there were any medical personnel on board and an EMT who was sitting in the back of the plane came up to first class and administered life-saving measures.

Witnesses at LAX tell us Carrie's eyes were closed and she appeared unconscious as EMTs rushed her through the terminal. She had an oxygen mask on her face.

The plane landed just after noon in L.A. and paramedics rushed her to a nearby hospital.

Fisher, who became famous, of course, as Princess Leia from 'Star Wars,' has been on a book tour.

Story developing ...

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Minnie Driver Sticks Her Neck Out ... For Toy Story Ride

12/23/2016 10:08 AM PST

1223-minnie-driver-disneyland-neck-brace-SPLASH-01Minnie Driver's first visit to Disney California Adventure wasn't gonna be hampered by anything including the neck brace she rode in on.

Minnie -- proudly wearing a bright "1st Visit" pin -- donned a neck brace Thursday at the famous theme park. And clearly, Toy Story Midway Mania's best enjoyed without restrictions.

It's interesting ... that ride spins and whips around ... so, what's the deal?

A rep for Minnie declined to comment.

#WorthIt

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Lawyers to L'Oreal Pull Your Scalp Scalding Relaxer Before it Burns Again!!

12/19/2016 3:14 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1219-loreal-scalp-photos-launchThe lawyers representing women who claim a L'Oréal hair relaxer burned their head aren't just suing -- now they're demanding an urgent recall of the product.

TMZ broke the story ... L'Oréal was sued for selling a celebrity-backed product called SoftSheen-Carson Optimum Amla Legend No-Mix, No-Lye Relaxer -- which the plaintiffs say singed their scalp and made them go bald.

L'Oréal fired back in docs, saying its packaging warns this very danger, and clearly instructs consumers on how to use it safely.

Ben Meiselas and Mark Geragos, who rep the alleged victims, say that's a load of BS ... and add L'Oréal is admitting the product has dangerous chemicals, despite advertising it "protects the scalp and skin."

Geragos' firm says it's downright absurd to blame the women harmed by the product, and they won't relax until the relaxer is completely pulled from the shelves.

A class action suit was filed in September asking for more than $5 mil.

Ben & Jerry's Sued Your Ice Cream Gave Me Mouth Sorzz Sorzz Sorzz!!

12/18/2016 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1209-ben-and-jerrys-buzz-buzz-buzz-coffee-ice-cream-fun-art-02Ben & Jerry's ice cream left a not-so-sweet aftertaste in one NYC customer's mouth -- in fact, she says it gave her some nasty lesions ... which is why she's suing. 

The woman says she bought a carton of B&J's Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz! and ended up in the hospital afterward ...  due to "oral discomfort." She says she complained to the company, and according to docs, B&J's refunded her $5.50.

In the suit she says she continued to have mouth pain for several months and visited several doctors, oral surgeons and allergists attempting to get relief ... but never did. Finally, In December 2015, she says she had surgery to remove "large white tissue" from her mouth.

The woman, who's repped by attorney Sachin Gadh, believes the BuzzBuzzBuzz! was a bad bad bad hazard that caused her sores. She wants at least $500k in damages.

We contacted Ben & Jerry's, but no word back.

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