Chris Brown claims an Orange County nightclub is hanging him out to dry by settling up with a woman who sued both Chris and the club ... claiming Chris brutalized her after his performance.
It's a weird lawsuit ... Deanna Gines claims as Chris was leaving Heat Ultralounge last June in Anaheim, he bulldozed through her path, knocking her to the ground and injuring her leg.
Chris calls BS on her story, and frankly he's got a point. In the surveillance video, she limps on one leg and when she appeared on TMZ Live she had a cast on the other leg.
Nonetheless ... Heat Ultralounge settled with Deanna for $15K, which means the only defendant left in the suit is Chris.
Chris' lawyer, Mark Geragos, thinks the settlement is grossly unfair to his client, because it will leave Brown holding the bag. So Geragos has filed documents asking the judge to block the settlement.
Now this is true love ... Karrueche filed a declaration standing by her man, saying that Chris never touched the broad.
'Naked and Afraid' Contestant
Amazon Bugs Are Eating My Vajayjay!
3/13/2014 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ass-chewing ants ... and vagina-devouring mosquitoes -- just a few of the stars on a brutal new episode of "Naked and Afraid."
The runaway cable hit kicks off a new season with 2 suckers contestants -- Tyler and A.K. -- literally up to their crotches in the native bugs of the Amazon jungle.
As A.K. puts it ... "Right now they are eating my vajayjay alive!!"
We got this clip from the show that airs Sunday at 9PM on Discovery ...the damage these mosquitoes do to a body is just shocking.
Tyler doesn't have it much better. Watch to see want happens when fire ants set up shop INSIDE your butt crack.
Miley Cyrus Sued
Her Tongue Nearly Killed Me
3/12/2014 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus' tongue has finally pissed off the wrong person -- and now he's filed a lawsuit.
Charles Nicholas Sarris filed his lawsuit against ShowFx Inc. -- an L.A. equipment supply company that was hired to make the giant novelty tongue slide for Miley's new Bangerz tour.
Sarris says he was hired to assist in the slide construction, and last month, he was badly injured on the job -- after the equipment and tools provided to him failed, causing him to fall and hurt himself bad.
Sarris claims ShowFx failed to warn him about the potential dangers involved. He wants unspecified damages.
I'm Back in the Medical Biz!
3/12/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Conrad Murray now has a chance to improve his success record in treating patients ... because he's back in business.
TMZ has learned the patients this time around will be children with heart problems. Murray has taken a gig with the Trinidad Ministry of Health, where he'll be consulting with local heart surgeons.
Murray won't get rich off the new job -- he's volunteering his services, but it's definitely a foot in the door. His medical license has been revoked in Texas and suspended in California and Nevada.
The government wants Murray to use his U.S. contacts to help hook up the sick kids.
Truth be told ... Murray was a successful cardiologist in the U.S. ... beloved by many of his patients. Only one blemish on his record ... you know ...
VOMITS IN COURT
During Graphic Description of GF's Wounds
3/10/2014 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Oscar Pistorius threw up in court today ... several times ... as a pathologist detailed the injuries he found on Reeva Steenkamp's body after she was shot, in gruesome detail.
Pistorius was given a bucket to puke into during the testimony ... and used it quite frequently.
In between vomit sessions, the Olympian was seen rocking back and forth, crying and covering his ears with his hands.
As for the testimony, Professor Gert Saayman detailed the bullet wounds he found on Steenkamp following her death ... saying she was shot on the top of the head, in the right elbow, in the right hip and left hand.
Saayman said the head would have incapacitated Steenkamp immediately. He also said the ammo, Black Talon bullets, are the kind that "expand and mushroom" on impact for maximum damage.
At one point, the judge asked Pistorius' lawyer if he was going to be able to compose himself and stay in the courtroom. Oscar said he wanted to continue ... and was allowed to stay.
Dr. Jobe was Like Jackie Robinson
They Changed Baseball Forever
3/7/2014 7:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The doctor who invented "Tommy John Surgery" ranks up with Jackie Robinson when it comes to people who changed baseball forever ... so says Tommy John himself.
TMZ Sports spoke with the iconic MLB pitcher after the passing of Dr. Frank Jobe -- the man who pioneered the elbow surgery that saved Tommy's pitching career ... and countless others.
The surgery, which Jobe first performed on Tommy in 1974, was revolutionary ... in which a torn tendon in the elbow is replaced with a healthy tendon from somewhere else in the body.
John was the first major athlete to undergo the procedure ... and went from considering retirement to winning 164 GAMES following the surgery.
But Tommy says Dr. Jobe wasn't 100% confident it was going to work before he went under the knife.
"Before the surgery, Frank said to me 'do you have something else to do? I'm not sure this is going to work.' He knew my wife was pregnant."
Fortunately, the whole thing worked out ... now more than 1/3 of active MLB pitchers have undergone the "Tommy John surgery."
John says ... "Three people changed baseball more than anyone: Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier. Marvin Miller who changed the players union. And Frank Jobe, who revolutionized the medical side of baseball."
Tommy says he was surprised when he learned of Jobe's passing this week ... explaining, "I sent Frank an email a few weeks ago and I told him 'if I get into the Hall of Fame, I want your butt standing next to me.' He was one of the most important people in my career."
Dr. Jobe was 88.
Sued By Prison Inmates
You Poisoned Us With Valley Fever
3/7/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Arnold Schwarzenegger is still being haunted by his political past ... the ex-Gov. is being sued by inmates who accuse him of sentencing them to a fate worse than prison -- a cruel, disfiguring and crippling disease.
According to the lawsuit filed by 22 current and former inmates ... Schwarzenegger and other officials knowingly kept them in a Central Cali prison where they claim Valley Fever killed 30 inmates, and left many more with horrible symptoms.
Valley Fever attacks the body's organs ... victims may suffer skin lesions, limb amputations and brain damage. The disease is spread by spores found in soil -- and the inmates say they were exposed to it.
The inmates are also suing current Gov. Jerry Brown ... claiming he continued Arnold's policy.
They want cash to cover medical care, and pain and suffering -- beyond the typical prison pain and suffering.
FUN FACT: The plaintiffs are incarcerated at ... Pleasant Valley Prison.
Stuntwoman Sues After High-Wire Stunt FAILS
3/6/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A stuntwoman from "iCarly" claims the production ruined her career by recklessly dropping her from high above the ground ... causing gruesome injuries.
Katina Waters claims in a new lawsuit she was hired for a stunt on "iCarly" ... where she would be slowly lowered to the ground while attached to a wire. Instead ... she claims the person operating "the descender machine" dropped her without warning ... and she crashed to the floor.
Waters -- a 40-year old stunt actor who's performed in dozens of TV shows and movies -- says the landing caused severe injuries to her leg, including fractured bones and torn ligaments.
She's suing the producer, Schneider's Bakery, plus Nickelodeon and MTV Networks for pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
Passes Out Cold
Rushed to Hospital in Ambulance
3/5/2014 9:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Someone put a spell on Carlton Gebbia -- the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' resident witch -- passed out at dinner tonight and had to be taken to a hospital by ambulance.
Carlton was having dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills ... and according to sources in the restaurant she'd been boozing ... HARD.
We're told Carlton was footing the dinner bill for her party of 6 women -- and immediately started the night by slamming tequila shots ... at least 5 of them.
After that, things went downhill quickly and only 20 minutes into the dinner ... Carlton passed out at the table -- and someone called 911 at 9:22PM PT.
Witnesses tell us it appeared Carlton was still unconscious when she was wheeled out of the restaurant on a stretcher and placed in the ambulance.
Carlton is one of the RHOBH chicks whose head has been on the chopping block -- rumored to be getting 86'd from the show because she's too boring.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Responders Rescue Lifeless Friend
During Backseat OD
3/4/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The girl Jamie Lee Curtis saved from an overdose last week was lifeless and barely moving when the actress called 911 ... and the scary scene was all caught on video.
We broke the story ... Curtis called an ambulance while driving her friend to the hospital last Tuesday -- after the woman suffered a violent reaction to alcohol and Rx meds.
In the video, emergency workers pull her out of the car through the trunk ... and a worried Jamie watches on as they handle the situation.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital and released hours later.
Downing 52 Shots Was a Blast ...
From What I Remember
3/4/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
CAUGHT SHARTING ON SMACKDOWN
... Says Jim Ross
3/3/2014 3:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
WWE honcho Vince McMahon accidentally dropped a powerbomb of his own during a taping of "Monday Night Raw" ... sharting himself in KHAKI PANTS right before a live segment ... so says Jim Ross.
Ross was dishing on his former boss' "Al Roker" moment during an interview on the "Opie & Anthony" radio show ... saying Vince was trying to jokingly fart in a producer's face ... when his plan backfired, literally.
"It got liquid," Ross said ... "He sharted."
And how did everyone know? Jim says it stank ... plus, the evidence was splattered all over Vince's khaki pants.
As The Rock would say ... Can you SMELLLLLLLLLLLLL what McMahon is cookin'?
Yes. And it smells like crap.
LeBron's Black Mask
NOT FOR WHITE GUYS
Says NBA Star David Lee
3/3/2014 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
LeBron James' awesome black facemask ain't for everyone .... especially white people ... so says caucasian NBA star David Lee.
The Golden State Warriors big man was boarding the team bus outside the Trump International over the weekend when he told us he was a big fan of LeBron's look.
But Lee admitted he won't be getting a black mask of his own anytime soon ... saying, "I'm a white guy. It wouldn't look right."
Sorry David, but you're wrong -- Batman rocked the hell out of a black mask ... and he's white as hell.