Sky Ferreira got off on the wrong foot Thursday night at Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" concert in Anaheim ... gushing blood as she performed.
Ferreira tripped and fell during her first song, slicing open her shin. She says she had no idea she was injured during her entire performance.
The singer was loaded onto a stretcher and taken to the hospital ... where doctors sewed her up like a rag doll ... with 60 stitches.
Ferreira is now back in action ... sporting a very uncool bandage around her leg. But the show must go on.
Kentucky Top Cops Won't Stop
Rattlesnake's Encore Performance
2/21/2014 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The top police force in Kentucky will NOT step in and block a church service featuring the rattlesnake that killed "Snake Salvation" star, Pastor Jamie Coots last Saturday.
TMZ broke the story ... the Middlesboro PD told us they would not enforce a state law prohibiting the handling or displaying of reptiles in religious services. Police Chief Jeffrey Sharpe told us the government has no business meddling in religious affairs.
So we called the Kentucky State Police ... they have the power to step in and take care of business if the local police refuses to enforce state law.
An official from the Kentucky State Police tells TMZ ... they acknowledge the law prohibits snake handling during services, but says unless they get a call from someone with a "legitimate" gripe, they won't barge into the service.
The new pastor, Cody Coots -- Jamie's son -- made it clear ... the same snake will be used in today's service.
Dodgers Star Andre Ethier
I Feel TERRIBLE
About Injuring Sandy Koufax!!!!
2/21/2014 4:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
L.A. Dodgers star Andre Ethier says his life flashed before his eyes when he smacked the line drive shot that struck Sandy Koufax in the head on Friday ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm glad he's OK."
78-year-old Koufax was carted off to receive medical attention after taking a shot off the bat of Ethier during spring training hitting practice in Arizona. Koufax was bleeding, but was never knocked off his feet.
"My heart was pumping out of my chest," Ethier says ... "Scary moment!"
Andre says he and Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly rushed over to Koufax ... and immediately began to apologize.
Ethier said Koufax forgave him ... but still, Andre says he was sorta freaked out for a minute -- "This is not what I want to be remembered for."
As for Sandy, he underwent a CT scan which ruled out internal bleeding -- and he's expected to be just fine.
In High-Risk Move
2/21/2014 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus has become a real risk taker lately, but the one she took Thursday night with a stranger's cup of beer is insane.
Miley was singing something -- it's hard to tell which song -- when she got thirsty and spotted someone in the audience with a cold one.
It appears to be a stranger ... but ever the daredevil, she took a swig.
Now we're not trying to be alarmists, but seriously Miley ... do you know the history of the mouth that drank from the beer before you?
Actually ... the real question is whether the guy finished the beer after Miley gave it back.
Fun Fact: You can get herpes from sharing a drink.
Best Plea Bargain Ever
In Domestic Violence Case
2/21/2014 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Aiden Turner -- like the 1980 US Hockey Team -- now believes in miracles ... because his lawyer just got him an unbelievable plea bargain in his domestic violence case.
The former "All My Children" star was charged with 2 counts of domestic violence with injury and 2 other related charges. He allegedly chucked a remote at his live-in girlfriend and gave her a black eye and bruised her elbow.
Enter criminal defense attorney Mike Cavalluzzi. He scored a plea where ALL of the charges were dropped and Aiden pled no contest to misdemeanor disturbing the peace.
Aiden -- who you may remember from "Dancing with the Stars" -- must complete 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling. After 1 year the plea is reduced to a mere infraction -- like a traffic ticket.
Remember that name ... Mike Cavalluzzi.
Jason Biggs' Wife
Wanna See My Placenta?
2/21/2014 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jason Biggs' wife just dished out a healthy dose of reality to potential parents ... by tweeting a pic of her placenta in all its bloody glory.
Biggs' wife Jenny Mollen popped out Sid Biggs Saturday afternoon ... and then shared the placenta photo with the caption, "Hope I'm not 'over sharing' but there's no denying my placenta looks super hot and thin in this pic."
The new mom says she wanted to turn her nutrition sac into a pill ... but docs advised against it -- so now she's saving it for a cake topper on Sid's 1st b-day.
... and you thought your mom was embarrassing.
WWE Star Big Daddy V
Dramatic Weight Loss
Before Deadly Heart Attack
2/20/2014 1:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-WWE superstar Big Daddy V was on the road to getting healthy -- losing about 100 lbs. -- which is why his death by a heart attack this week shocked everyone who knew him ... according to his wife.
Cassandra Frazier tells TMZ ... V started getting healthy last year after doctors said his blood pressure was way too high, and it was affecting his diabetes.
She says the wrestler reacted by removing most salt and sugar from his diet ... losing most of the weight in the last 6 months -- and doctors said his blood pressure dropped to a healthy level.
Obviously, the weight loss came too late ... or it was too much too quickly.
B.D.V. died from a major heart attack Tuesday night.
Cassandra says, "I guess the Good Lord wanted him... I wanted him too, but He won."
'My Big Black Angel'
NBA Star Comes to Rescue After Bike Crash
2/20/2014 8:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
NBA star Serge Ibaka sprung into HERO MODE last night when he saw some dude on a bike wipe out in a mall parking lot ... and according to the victim, Serge was nothing short of a "big black angel."
The guy who ate pavement is Grant -- who works in the Penn Square Mall in OKC. Grant tells TMZ Sports he was biking home when he lost control, flipped the bike and landed on his face ... chipping his tooth and opening a gash on his chin.
Grant says as soon as he went down, someone rushed over to see if he was OK ... someone who happened to be Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka.
Grant says he was disoriented after the crash ... but Serge helped him up, brought him inside the mall, got him water and helped clean off his wounds.
"He was so nice, really nice," Grant says ... "He really didn't need to take time to do that, but it's awesome that he did."
My Fave Part of the Olympics
BOB COSTAS' EYE!!!
2/20/2014 6:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Here's something you've probably never seen before ... ANDY COHEN ON A SPORTS WEBSITE!!!
Anyway, the Bravo icon was out in NYC last night when we started talking Olympics. Even though Andy admitted he doesn't fancy himself much of a fan, he says there's one event in Sochi he can't stop watching -- THE BOB COSTAS PINK EYE SAGA!!!
It doesn't stop there ... Andy also explains why he's rooting HARD against Mother Russia.
Check out the clip ... GO USA!!!
Crash at Daytona
Injured Fan Gears Up for Lawsuit
My Body Is 'Deranged'
2/19/2014 4:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A woman who was injured in a nasty 2013 Nationwide crash at Daytona is trying to hammer out a settlement with NASCAR ... claiming her body and her career were wrecked as a result of the freak accident.
The crash occurred in February 2013 -- when Kyle Larson's #32 car was smashed into a wall and pieces of the vehicle went rocketing into the stands, injuring several spectators including Whitney Turner.
The race went on ... but Whitney's attorney Matt Morgan tells TMZ Sports her life has been a disaster ever since.
"[She's] been living on her back since the date of the Nationwide crash. She has had multiple surgical procedures performed to repair her severed Achilles' tendon and internally deranged knee."
Morgan continues, "Whitney has lost her job as a marketing specialist and is struggling to support her young daughter."
As a result, Whitney has threatened to sue the International Speedway Corporation and NASCAR claiming they're to blame for her condition.
But before she files the suit, Whitney's lawyer says the parties will gather 'round a negotiating table to try and work out a deal to "amicably resolve their claims."
Swedish House Mafia
Stagehand Sues to Get the LED Out
2/19/2014 1:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A guy working for Swedish House Mafia may have had dreams of being ON the big screen, but not IN it ... and that's why he's suing the group.
Stagehand Joseph Green claims he was setting up the stage for SHM's performance at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami ... and a massive LED screen fell out of nowhere, crushing him.
Green says the screen clearly wasn't mounted properly and says it messed him up bad. He says he's disfigured and has suffered really bad mental anguish.
We're guessing Green's screensaver is not SHM.
Rappers Juicy J & Project Pat
Music Video Derailed After Skylight Accident
2/19/2014 12:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Project Pat and Juicy J's video shoot came to a crashing halt ... after a crew member fell through a skylight, crashing to the ground around 20 feet below.
The former Three 6 Mafia member and his brother were filming on the roof of a very old art deco building in Vernon, CA when the accident occurred.
Apparently the crew member wasn't looking as he hit the skylight ... shattering it.
Paramedics were called and the crew member was rushed to the hospital, where he was treated for rib and chest injuries.
It could have been a lot worse. He barely missed 2 porcelain sinks.
As they say ... the show must go on, and the brothers finished the shoot.
Kevin Durant & Friends
Call 13-Year-Old After Brain Surgery
Get Well Soon!!
2/18/2014 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A 13-year-old boy got one heck of a birthday surprise after emerging from brain surgery last week ... when his phone rang and 3 HUGE STARS were on the line to wish him a speedy recovery.
TMZ Sports has learned ... Kevin Durant, actor Kevin Hart and NFL star Tavon Austin called up 13-year-old Mikka on Thursday after learning about the brave boy's battle with a brain condition.
We spoke to Mikka's dad who tells us, "Before they called, his energy level was low ... but those guys really picked him up. They actually brought a smile to his face."
He adds, "Mikka didn't believe it. When Kevin Durant called I said, 'It's really K.D.'"
"All three guys told him to be strong and they wished him a happy birthday."
Tavon tells TMZ Sports ... "I was happy to call Mikka when I found out he was having major surgery. He's my family (cousins). I watched Mikka as an infant. He's a tough kid."
Mikka's dad says ... Mikka was released from a Maryland hospital on Sunday -- and says, "He can't wait to go to school and tell all of his friends!"