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Oprah Winfrey

Chokes Up over Bobbi Kristina

2/6/2015 6:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

020615_oprah_launch_v2Oprah Winfrey was on the verge of tears as photogs told her that Bobbi Kristina will probably not make it.

The first photog got the facts wrong, but eventually Oprah got the gist ... that doctors have recommended Bobby Brown withdraw life support ... something he will not do, at least for now.

Oprah just stops as she hears the news, and you can see the emotion build.

She was coming out of Lucques in West Hollywood and spent a fair amount of time chatting with photogs. She also had an opinion about the timing as we come up on the 3rd anniversary of Whitney Houston's death. 


Bobbi Kristina

It's Time to Let Her Go ...

Doctors Tell Bobby Brown

2/5/2015 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



11:45 AM PT -- There are reports that Bobbi Kristina was taken off life support ... but TMZ has been told by sources close to the family that these claims are absolutely false.

We are also told that Bobbi Kristina's grandmother Cissy has still not seen her but plans are in place to get her to Emory University Hospital as soon as possible.


There's nothing more doctors can do for Bobbi Kristina -- and they've told Bobby Brown it's time to withdraw life support ... TMZ has learned.

Family sources tell us the decision is now in Brown's hands -- but we're told he's refusing to make the painful choice today, and instead wants to wait until after the weekend.  

The timing could not have been worse. Today is Bobby Brown's birthday.

We're told Brown has been hopeful his daughter can beat the odds because someone in his extended family battled out of a coma after 8 days. 

Bobbi Kristina was moved to Emory University Hospital Tuesday because the facility has a world class neurological department, but it appears doctors have determined there's no hope.

Bobbi Kristina has been in a medically-induced coma since Saturday, when she was found face down in her bathtub.  


Suge Knight

Witness' Frantic 911 Call

'He Ran Over Two Guys'

2/5/2015 1:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Suge Knight 911 Call

Suge Knight has a new problem ... the woman who frantically called 911 seems to support the police theory that Suge intentionally ran over his victims.

The 911 caller is clearly unraveled as she describes what she saw last Thursday from start to finish. What's especially important ... she says Suge and one of the victims were fighting and then Suge "pull back and pushed forward and run him over."  

It's not crystal clear, but it seems she's saying Suge hit the guy intentionally.

Listen and decide for yourself.

Metta World Peace

I Was Hospitalized in China

I Got Pretty Sick

2/5/2015 7:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

020515_metta_world_peace_launchMetta World Peace had a rough start to his pro basketball career in China -- telling TMZ Sports he got pretty sick right when he got to town ... and spent 3 days in a Chinese hospital.  

Metta -- who inked a deal with the Sichuan Blue Whales back in August -- said he fell ill on day 1 of his international career ... and doctors hooked him up with IVs to help him recover. 

Peace says the experience was A LOT different from the American hospitals he was used to -- but says the fans were very supportive. 

Now, the 35-year-old says he's completely recovered and healthy enough to focus on an NBA comeback ... and looks forward to "dominating" again real soon.  

Bobby Brown

Baby on the Way

As Fears Grow About Losing Bobbi Kristina

2/5/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bobby Brown BabyBobby Brown is in emotional turmoil ... as he deals with the prospect of losing a daughter, he celebrates something that he's telling his grieving family ... his wife is pregnant.

We've learned Bobby's wife, Alicia Etheredge, is 4 months pregnant ... something he hasn't shared with many of his relatives. The timing is awful, but it can't be hidden as they sit in hospital waiting rooms.

We're told Bobby and Alicia have shared the happy news as they sit vigil for Bobbi Kristina, whose brain function has perilously diminished.

There's lots of stress ... as we reported there's a feud brewing between Bobby's family and Whitney's. But we're told so far Alicia is handling it well.

Tough situation ...


Suge Knight

Out of Hospital

Back in Jail

2/5/2015 6:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Suge Knight is out of the hospital where doctors treated him for a blood clot and he's back in familiar territory ... the slammer. 

TMZ broke the story ... Suge suffered chest pains after his court appearance Tuesday and was rushed to the hospital, where doctors determined he had another blood clot. We're told he was given blood thinners and now his condition can be treated in the jail infirmary.

Suge's blood clots have been an ongoing problem since he was shot 6 times last summer. He almost died several weeks later from a blood clot while in a Las Vegas jail. 


Suge Knight

Cuffed to Hospital Bed

With Deadly Blood Clot

2/4/2015 1:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Suge Knight Blood ClotSuge Knight  had way more than a panic attack after court Tuesday ... he was having an intense physical reaction to a potentially fatal blood clot ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Suge began experiencing chest pains after he was taken from the holding area at the courthouse to the hospital. Suge family sources tell us, doctors determined he's suffering from yet another blood clot -- like the one that almost killed him in a Vegas jail 3 months ago.

We're told the clots began forming after Suge was shot 6 times last summer at 1OAK during VMA weekend.

Our sources say Suge has now been moved to Long Beach Memorial where doctors have put him on blood thinners ... but it's clearly a serious situation.

Suge won't be able to make a fast break ... he's been handcuffed to the bed and is under 24/7 watch.


Bobby Brown

Somber Walk

To Visit Bobbi Kristina

2/4/2015 10:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A somber Bobby Brown showed up at Emory University Hospital Wednesday to visit his daughter Bobbi Kristina ... who is still in medical peril after Saturday's near drowning.

Bobby did not answer the photog's questions about his daughter's condition. As we reported, her signs improved earlier in the week -- Bobbi Kristina's brain swelling went down and her eyes are showing some movement. But doctors say they can't predict the outcome since she was without oxygen for somewhere between 2 and 5 minutes as she lay face down in her bathtub.

Bobbi Kristina was transferred to Emory Tuesday because the hospital is renowned for treating brain injuries.  

Bobby is also dealing with family drama. We're told he and his family are not getting along with Whitney Houston's relatives, and he also has beef with Nick Gordon.


Bobbi Kristina

Moved to New Hospital

Families in Bitter Feud ...

2/3/2015 4:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bobbi Kristina has been moved to another hospital to get the best neurological treatment available in the area ... TMZ has learned, and the move is not without bitter family drama.

Family sources tell TMZ ... Bobbi Kristina is at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA which is considered one of the top facilities for neurological problems. She was at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, GA near her home where she was found face down in a bathtub Saturday.

It looks like the move could intensify a brewing feud between the families of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. We're told the families are bickering over who gets access to the part of the hospital where Bobbi Kristina is receiving treatment.  

As one source put it, "The Houston family is sick of the Brown family acting up, as they always do."


Bobbi Kristina

Never Married Nick Gordon ...

According to Bobby Brown

2/3/2015 4:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bobbi Kristina was never ever Mrs. Nick Gordon ... at least that's what her father Bobby Brown is claiming.

According to Bobby's attorney ... "Bobbi Kristina is not and has never been married to Nick Gordon." For once, the Houston family agrees with Bobby Brown ... telling TMZ, Gordon and BK never officially wed.

Further, we're told by Houston family sources ... there are no legal documents that would allow Gordon to get any of the Whitney Houston fortune Bobbi Kristina inherited -- if she passes.

The fake marriage revelation flies in the face of several statements Bobbi Kristina and Nick both made on camera back in early 2014. 


Shortly after the alleged wedding ... Bobby was visibly shocked when we broke the news to him, and he doubted it was true.

In this case, Daddy did know best.

Suge Knight

Rushed To Hospital

After Panic Attack

2/3/2015 9:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Suge Knight is being rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering a panic attack ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us the call came in moments after the hearing Tuesday morning at L.A. County Superior Court and L.A.  Fire Department and paramedics sent an ambulance to pick Suge up.


Suge was in the lockup area next to the courtroom when he began experiencing chest pains. But it appears it's not his heart ... it's his nerves.

This is the second time Knight has been taken to the hospital while in police custody -- he passed out in a jail cell last November as a result of a blood clot. 

Suge pled not guilty. If convicted Suge faces life in prison for the death of friend Terry Carter.

Story developing ...

Bobbi Kristina

Family Says

Cops Found Drugs in House

2/3/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Police found drugs in Bobbi Kristina's house in the wake of her near drowning ... this according to her family.  

We've confirmed ... over the weekend cops went back a second time to search the house. The first time they went they found nothing, but we're told they went a second time and seized several items.

Cops will not confirm they found drugs, but family sources tell TMZ authorities told the family that is indeed what was found.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... they believed from the beginning Bobbi Kristina ended up face down in a bathtub as a result of drugs. 

As for why cops didn't find anything during the first search ... we're told they were only looking for items that were "out in the open." Law enforcement tells us the second search was more thorough.


'Bold and the Beautiful' Star

Hit by a Car

Both Legs Broken

2/2/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0202_Linsey-Godfrey-car-accident_wm_sub"The Bold and the Beautiful" star Linsey Godfrey was run over by a car Monday in L.A. while she was walking down a sidewalk.

Cops tell us Godfrey was struck around 2:30 PM and got pinned underneath the car. When emergency responders arrived, a citizen had already moved her from the wreckage ... and she was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.

We're told the car that hit Godfrey veered onto the sidewalk after getting into an accident with another vehicle. Neither driver was arrested.

Cops say she suffered 2 broken legs ... and is currently in surgery. 


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