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RHONJ Amber Marchese

My Breast Cancer Has Returned

4/24/2015 1:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Amber Marchese is battling cancer for the second time.

Amber's husband tell TMZ, the reality star had surgery earlier this week to remove a lump she found a few weeks ago. Tests revealed the lump was cancerous.

This isn't Amber's first breast cancer battle ... she was diagnosed 6 years ago and had a double mastectomy.  

We're told she's understandably scared but a fighter at heart and she believes with positive energy, she will beat it like the time before.

Amber says she will "go forward like Superwoman."

'American Horror Story' Star

Seriously Injured in Drunk Driver Crash

4/23/2015 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0423_dalton_gray_drunk_driver_injuries_launchDalton Gray -- the actor who played Master Mike on "American Horror Story: Freak Show" -- was nearly blinded after an alleged drunk driver plowed into a car he was riding in last weekend.

According to his rep, Dalton -- who also played young Harry in "Dumb and Dumber To" -- was a passenger in his friend's car late Saturday night in Katy, Texas ... when another vehicle t-boned them. 17-year-old Dalton shattered his hip/pelvis and his femur. He also suffered horrific cuts to his face, and some serious eye trauma.

The damage was so bad, doctors had to reconstruct the right side of his face and remove glass from his eye but we're told his vision will recover. Police arrested the alleged drunk driver and as of now, he's currently still in jail.

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Gray is the 2nd AHS cast member to be struck by a car in the last few months. Ben Woolf was struck by an SUV while crossing a street in February ... and eventually died from his injuries.

Kylie Jenner

Lip Challenge Gone Wrong

People Are Pissed And Seriously Injured

4/21/2015 11:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kylie Jenner Challengeupdate_graphic_red_barKylie finally responded to the trend, tweeting, "I'm not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look … I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be YOURSELF & not be afraid to experiment w your look."update_grey_gray_barThe #kyliejennerchallenge has caused some of Kylie Jenner's super fans big problems ... and it's not just their giant lips.

It was bound to happen ... a day after the hashtag blew up online, complaints and pics of disturbing injuries from pissed fans who pushed the limits are now flooding social media.

Before you search #KylieJennerChallengeGoneWrong we have to warn you ... some of the injuries are EXTREMELY GRAPHIC ... ranging from simple bruises to extensive trauma requiring hospitalization.

Keep in mind Kylie never asked anyone to plump up but some of the results have been painful to say the least. Some recent tweets include ... "my lips bleeding and they hurt like hell" and "god help my lips."

Houston Family

Bobbi Kristina Breathing On Her Own ...

Browns Were Right

4/21/2015 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Houston family is now changing their tune, saying Bobbi Kristina is OFF life support, but they continue to maintain there's no real hope for recovery.

The Houston family now tells TMZ, Bobbi Kristina is breathing without the assistance of a ventilator. They say, "According to the doctors she's breathing on her own but the trach has to stay."

But the family still maintains Bobbi Kristina has "global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive."

It appears the Houston and Brown families have different ideas about how to handle the prospect of long term care ... something that is now a real possibility. 

Bobby Brown

Visits Bobbi Kristina

Conflict Remains Over Condition

4/20/2015 4:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0420-bobby-brown-hospital-meeting-doctor-fameflynet-01A pensive Bobby Brown met with doctors Monday to discuss Bobbi Kristina's condition.

Bobby was outside the DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia, days after he announced during a concert that Bobbi Kristina was off life support and somewhat responsive. Bobby Brown's rep tells TMZ Bobbi Kristina's condition has improved and doctors say she'll have "a long life," although the quality of life will not be known for years to come.  

As we reported, the Houston family says it's not true ... they say she's still on life support and her condition has not changed at all.

We also got this pic of Pat Houston visiting Bobbi Kristina.

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Cissy Houston

Bobbi Kristina's Brain Damage ... 'Irreversible'

Remains Unresponsive

4/20/2015 5:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0420_Cissy-Houston_bobbi_kristina_getty_instagramBobbi Kristina is suffering from irreversible global brain damage and is completely unresponsive ... so says her grandmother Cissy Houston

Cissy tells TMZ, "Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me."

She squarely contradicts Bobby Brown, who claims Bobbi is off life support and somewhat responsive. 

Cissy tells us, "I have just returned from visiting my granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital and while she is no longer in a medically induced coma she has a tracheotomy and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive."

Bobbi Kristina's grandma has faint hope, telling us, "We can only trust in God for a miracle at this time. Keep us in your prayers."

It's unclear why the families are so divided.

UFC's Corey Anderson

Teeth Bashed In

During Insane UFC Fight

4/20/2015 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Here's UFC fighter Corey Anderson ... GETTING HIS TEETH PUT BACK IN HIS FACE ... after a crazy violent fight with Gian Villante at "UFC on FOX 15" this past weekend. 

By the way, Anderson also suffered something called "HOLE IN HIS CHIN" ... which needed to be stitched up after the fight. 

The 25-year-old sustained the facial injuries in the first minute of the fight, but continued to battle ... until he was knocked out in the closing seconds of the fight. 

The good news -- Anderson got a $50k bonus for being "Fight of the Night" -- which is cool ... but damn, that's gotta hurt. 

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Whitney Houston's Family

Browns Are Wrong

Bobbi Kristina Still Unresponsive, on Life Support

4/20/2015 9:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bobby and Tina Brown are absolutely wrong ... Bobbi Kristina is not off life support and remains unresponsive ... this according to the Houston family.

Sources connected with the Houstons tell TMZ, they have no idea where Bobby Brown is getting his information that Bobbi Kristina was awake, nor do they know why Tina said she's awake and no longer on life support.  Gossip Cop first reported the conflicting positions between the Browns and the Houstons.

We're told the Houstons are clear ... "She's in the exact same condition she was in when she went into the facility." They say there is "minimal" reaction ... an occasional eye blink, but that's it.

The Houstons say Bobbi Kristina is still on a ventilator.

Bobbi Kristina

Aunt Claims She's

Off Life Support

4/20/2015 6:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0225-bobbi-kristina-instagram-01Bobbi Kristina's aunt is clarifying Bobby Brown's comment that she has awakened from her coma. 

Brown's sister Tina posted on Facebook, "[Bobbi] woke up and is no longer on life support!!!!!:):)God is good!!thanks for your prayers,,still a process,but she is going to be ok:):):):)."

The post dovetails with Bobby's comment during a concert Saturday, in which is he said, "Bobbi is awake. She's watching me." 

If true it's a stunning turn, given that doctors told the family there was no real hope.

BK has been in a coma since January 31.

Don King

Undergoes Kidney Surgery

Get These Stones Outta Me!

4/17/2015 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0417_don_king_tmzLegendary boxing promoter Don King is recovering from kidney stone surgery ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

A rep for the World Boxing Commission confirmed King was hospitalized ... after doctors located several kidney stones in the 83-year-old's body. 

We're told he's recovering at the hospital -- surgery went well and he's doing fine. 

King was recently out in public to speak at an event at Howard University on March 28th and seemed fine. 

We've reached out to King's family for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Quadruple Bypass at Alma Mater

4/17/2015 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0417_Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar_tmzKareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent emergency heart surgery -- a quadruple coronary bypass at UCLA Medical Center ... and it sounds like he came through with flying colors.

The hospital says the hoops Hall of Famer was admitted earlier this week, and had the lifesaving surgery on Thursday ... to clear major blockage of his heart. Fittingly, for the UCLA legend ... the surgery was performed by the hospital's chief of cardiac surgery, Dr. Richard Shemin.

Doctors say Kareem is expected to make a full recovery ... and he's already looking forward to getting back to normal life activities soon.

Big Ang

Sister Makes Mea Culpa ...

Sorry, I Hit Up Fans for Cash

4/17/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0416_big_ang_tmzThe sister of "Mob Wives" star Big Ang thought she was doing a good thing by creating a donation page for medical costs, but quickly had second thoughts ... and is now apologizing to Ang's fans.

Janine Detore says "Mob Wives" fans were reaching out and asking how and where they could make donations to help Ang cover bills for her throat cancer treatment. So, Janine created a GoFundMe page. 

But after less than a day a fan wondered why a celeb was asking for money. Detore realized it was a good point. She tells us Ang and the fam can more than handle any expenses insurance doesn't cover -- so, she immediately disabled the page. 

Detore says they only got about $150 during the few hours the page was active. She adds, Big Ang had no idea the page was ever up. 

As for Ang's condition ... she's resting at home and doing very well -- but Janine says doctors are planning another surgery to remove her right lymph nodes ... as a precaution.

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Aaron Hernandez

On Suicide Watch

... After Murder Conviction

4/16/2015 3:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Aaron Hernandez has been placed on suicide watch at the prison where he is temporarily being held ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

After Hernandez was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd, he was transported to MCI Cedar Junction in Massachusetts ... where he will stay until he is transferred to his permanent prison. 

We're told he has been isolated from the general inmate population -- not only for his own protection (since he's a high profile inmate), but so officials can evaluate him ... and determine where he will stay at the prison. 

As far as the suicide watch goes, we're told it's not that uncommon for someone who just got sentenced to life behind bars. Unclear how long Aaron will stay on suicide watch.

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