A contestant on the TV show, "Utopia" was forced to leave the show temporarily for a medical emergency ... after discovering the fledgling new civilization didn't include a hospital ... or doctors.
A rep for the show tells TMZ ... 25-year-old Hex was suffering from dehydration and had to be taken to a hospital Saturday for "precautionary measures."
Sources close to production say paramedics took Hex by ambulance to Henry Mayo Hospital in Valencia at about 9 A.M. She was treated for about 5 hours ... but then returned to the "Utopia" compound to continue shooting.
On the show ... 14 people are dumped in the wilderness and challenged to create an entirely new society. We're told viewers watching online via livestream cameras were NOT shown the incident with Hex.
6 Bullet Holes & Huge Surgery Scar
The First Photos
9/2/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight's torso looks like a piece of Swiss cheese -- riddled with 5 bullet holes, plus another in his arm -- and these photos of the damage make you wonder how in the world he survived.
In the pics, obtained by TMZ, some of Suge's wounds are still packed with gauze ... after the shooting nine days ago at a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown.
You can also see the massive scar down the middle of his gut-- sources tell us doctors had to slice his torso open to make sure the bullets did not hit any major organs. Amazingly, they did not.
One crazy detail -- the bullet hole in Suge's arm is inches away from his ink honoring Tupac. One cool detail -- docs stapled him up so well, his tatt of a vintage whip almost looks untouched.
Ex 'Dog Whisperer' Employee
I Was Trampled By a Rogue Llama
And It's Cesar's Fault
9/2/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cesar Millan is under attack from a former employee who claims she was steamrolled by a runaway llama while on the job.
Adriana Barnes -- who was director of Cesar's dog rehab facility -- says the "Dog Whisperer" worked with many kinds of animals, but untrained employees let them run wild ... according to a lawsuit she recently filed in L.A. County.
Barnes claims the "Dog Whisperer" forced her to work 12-hour days with no lunch or bathroom breaks, and since most of the other employees were inexperienced ... the bulk of the work fell on her shoulders.
In the suit, she claims things got so bad that she was bitten 5-6 times by dogs and on one occasion she "was trampled by a llama."
According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Cesar fired her when she confronted him about the work conditions.
Barnes says in the suit ... the stress of getting canned caused her to overdose on anti-anxiety pills, landing her on life support for 3 days.
We've reached out to Cesar ... no word back yet.
Faints During Concert
8/31/2014 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kid Cudi was signing an autograph for a fan during his show in Chicago on Saturday night when he passed out and was carried away by several security guards.
Cudi was performing at the North Coast Music Festival and the video shows him clearly covered in sweat. He appeared fine one moment ... and was laying on the floor the next.
The rapper seems to be fine though, he sent out a series of tweets after the show, saying, "Mad love to the security who were there and helped me out tonight. Really awesome dudes! Thanx for nursing me back to health ha ... Ill do a better and make sure to eat properly on show days :) scouts honor! ... If I scared anyone tonight I am so so sorry from the bottom of my heart."
On Life Support
But Family Still Hopeful
8/30/2014 12:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers is on life support ... and sources close to the legendary comedian tell TMZ she is completely reliant on machines to stay alive.
According to our sources, the family will have to decide in the next couple of days whether to keep the 81-year-old on life support. We're told the family remains hopeful that if they do decide to turn off the machines, she will make a turn for the better and fight through it.
As TMZ first reported, Rivers was rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing during throat surgery on Thursday.
Brett Ratner Sued
'Hercules' Rager Left Me a Bloody Mess ...
Says Party Guest
8/29/2014 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Hercules" director Brett Ratner is being sued by a woman who went to an after party at his Beverly Hills mansion ... and left with a bloodied leg and a sliced Achilles tendon.
Lauryn Flynn -- a celeb stylist who says she's worked with Kate Bosworth, Eva Mendes and Kristen Stewart -- was at the party Brett threw July 24 after the Hercules premiere. She says she was asked to take off her shoes as she entered the home.
During the party, Flynn says she decided to go downstairs into the basement where a DJ was spinning for 100-200 people. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Flynn says someone decided to start dancing on a small glass table. You know what happened next.
Flynn says the table shattered, launching glass shards "like bullets across the room." She says she looked down and saw a pool of blood around her feet ... she realized her Achilles tendon had been cut.
In the docs, Flynn says she thinks a decision was made to NOT call 911 because it would cause bad publicity for Brett. Instead she went to the hospital in an Uber. She says she had to get 87 stitches.
Flynn says a friend told her later that Brett had said, "People get hurt here all the time. Just clean it up."
She says she's been unable to work ... and has no idea when she'll be able to again. She's suing for unspecified damages.
Flashes Injured Hand
After Motorcycle Accident
8/29/2014 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Beckham didn't walk away clean from that motorcycle accident after all -- we just saw him at LAX with his hand in a cast.
Becks held up his damaged right mitt as he walked into the terminal with his kids, and photogs asked how he was feeling after laying down his bike on Sunset Boulevard yesterday.
We broke the story ... Beckham was leaving a tattoo parlor when he swerved to avoid paparazzi, according to our Becks sources -- which explains why he didn't feel like saying much to paps about his cast.
The good news ... his face moneymaker looks unscathed.
Still in Serious Condition
8/29/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers remains in serious condition but is receiving the best treatment possible ... so says her daughter, Melissa Rivers.
Melissa just released a statement thanking everyone for their support ... adding that Joan would be touched.
TMZ broke the story ... Joan was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in NYC Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal cords.
After originally being listed in critical condition ... she's been "resting comfortably" and surrounded by family since late Thursday afternoon, according to her daughter.
Lays Down His Motorcycle
in the Middle of Sunset Strip
8/29/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Beckham is not perfect (SHOCKER!!!) ... he lost control of his motorcycle in the middle of Sunset Boulevard, but walked away unscathed.
Beckham was leaving the famous Shamrock Tattoo in West Hollywood Thursday when he lost control of his motorcycle -- a custom-built Super Vintage 93" Knuckle -- and tumbled off in the middle of the street.
We're told Beckham recruited a few friends from the tattoo parlor to help him roll it back to the store.
Sources close to Beckham tell TMZ the accident happened when he swerved to avoid the paparazzi.
Becks has a history with fender benders ... he crashed his Range Rover last year while pulling out of his Beverly Hills driveway.
Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Hospitalized With Double Pneumonia
8/28/2014 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jake "The Snake" Roberts was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital Wednesday night ... and doctors say he has double pneumonia.
The WWE Hall of Famer fell ill on a flight from Atlanta to Vegas ... and was immediately hospitalized when he landed. We're told he's been in and out of consciousness ever since.
Wrestler Sinn Bodhi -- who has been at Jake's bedside all night -- tells us Roberts went to a doctor 2 weeks ago, and was told he had the flu and needed rest.
Bodhi says Jake's been in pain since ... but didn't think it was a big deal because of the prognosis.
We're told Roberts is in ICU, and his immune system is in bad shape. Doctors are letting him rest for a few days while they take more tests.
Bodhi adds, "Right now, we're all just staying positive."
Stops Breathing During Surgery
8/28/2014 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
5:00 AM PT (8/29) -- Melissa Rivers released a statement saying Joan is now "resting comfortably."
8:49 AM PT -- The NYPD tells us ... Joan is currently in critical condition.
We're told ... at one point, Joan's heart stopped beating.
It's unclear if doctors were able to restart the comic's heart.
8:15 AM PT -- We're told an emergency call was placed to 911 at 9:39 AM ET and the caller said, "We have somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest."
Joan Rivers was rushed to a hospital in New York City moments ago ... after she stopped breathing during a surgery on her throat ... TMZ has learned.
We're told Rivers was undergoing the throat procedure in a clinic (specifically on her vocal cords) ... when she stopped breathing during the surgery.
Sources say 81-year-old Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York.
We're told her daughter Melissa is on her way to New York.
Story developing ...
At Nightclub Gig
8/28/2014 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bobby Shmurda fans heard gun shots ring out early this morning during his nightclub appearance last night in New Jersey ... as a drive-by shooter opened fire.
Police say shortly before 2 AM ... someone driving out of the Club Eden parking lot in Roselle, NJ fired 2 shots ... and set off a chaotic mess. Three different police departments had to respond to control the crowd.
According to cops ... about 200 people were packed in the lot and became "unruly and agitated" when officers tried to clear the area.
Bobby was not there when cops responded. We're told no one was struck by the bullets.
There's something to shmoney dance about.
Arrested for DUI
Following Gnarly Car Crash
8/28/2014 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The good news: Nick Gordon walked away from a terrible car accident Thursday morning with no major injures. The bad news is ... he got arrested for DUI.
Law enforcement sources in Roswell, GA tell TMZ ... Gordon (who is married to Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina) lost control of his BMW, hit a curb, took out a fire hydrant and flipped his car upside down. We're told it finally came to a rest after sliding around 200 feet.
When cops arrived on scene, we're told they discovered Nick was driving on a suspended license and cops felt Gordon's behavior gave them probable cause to arrest him for DUI.
We're told police did not conduct a breathalyzer test, but they are seeking a warrant for a blood test.