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'Little Women: LA' Star Christy McGinity Sued in Small Claims Over Crash

1/22/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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This is the defendant, "Little Women: LA" star Christy McGinity ... she claims she's being hauled into small claims court by a woman who has big dreams but no case, because she had every right to make that right ... turn.

It's the case of Small Woman, Big Problem.

Short story ... a driver claims Christy was stopped at a red light in the San Fernando Valley just before Xmas when she jumped the gun and tried to make a right, smashing into a Mercedes that had the right of way. The driver of the Benz says Christy packed a mean punch, almost ripping her bumper off and causing damage to the tune of $3,575. 

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Christy claims the accident was the other chick's fault. She was just all "I gotta finish my Christmas shopping" and zoomed into the mall with a wonky left turn.

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No one was hurt ... not even a little.

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Kristin Cavallari Hospitalized After Car Wreck

1/21/2016 1:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0121-kristin-cavallari-tmz-01Kristin Cavallari was taken to a hospital outside Chicago after a car wreck.

Sources close to the reality star say she was in a vehicle that was struck by another driver Thursday afternoon. A witness tells us Cavallari's husband, Jay Cutler, showed up at the hospital shortly after she got there.

We're told Kristin's injuries aren't serious but she's sore. Her 3 kids weren't with her during the accident -- our source says cops are at the hospital to take a report. 

Story developing ... 

'Bachelor' Fave Lauren B. You Can't Boot This Booty!!

1/20/2016 1:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0120-lauren-b-bushnell-splash'Bachelor' contestant Lauren Bushnell still has a ways to go to the final rose, but she's a total winner in a bikini.

Lauren B. hit the beach in Cabo San Lucas with her family.

There are still 17 ladies left in the 'Bachelor' house this season -- and Lauren, a flight attendant, is definitely a frontrunner ... with fans, anyway. There are even rumors she won the whole thing.

Lauren's next one-on-one date with Ben H. better require a bikini! For her, not him.  

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'Little Women: L.A.' Attack Police Report Filed ... 'Assault with Deadly Weapon'

1/20/2016 10:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Little Women: L.A." star Christy McGinity Gibels is out for justice after the brutal attack she suffered in a bar brawl ... TMZ has learned 

Law enforcement sources tell us Christy filed a report with the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. on Tuesday evening. We're told she gave cops details of last week's fight, and accused cast member Terra Jole of hitting her with a drinking glass while shooting an episode.

The report was taken as "assault with a deadly weapon."

TMZ broke the story -- Christy had to be hospitalized after suffering a concussion. We're told she got out on Tuesday morning, and decided she wanted to press charges.

The report will now be sent to the Sheriff in Ventura County -- where the fight went down -- and investigators will decide if anyone should be arrested.

Terra's rep had no comment.

'Hardcore Pawn' Bring On The Fresh Water For Flint!

1/20/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"Hardcore Pawn" patriarch Les Gold is joining the fight to get clean water to Flint, Michigan by running a bottled water drive right out of his famous store. 

Les' popular TV show shoots at his shop in Detroit, so the Flint crisis hits close to home. He tells TMZ ... his family will match every bottle of water the public drops off at their store -- which will then be shipped off to Flint.

If you've missed it ... the city's in big trouble after drawing its water supply from the highly corrosive Flint River. The filthy water combined with old lead pipes have cut off residents from fresh water, and the feds are investigating to figure out who screwed the pooch. 

The 'Hardcore' crew joins other celebs who've pitched in ... including Cher, Meek Mill and, of course, Flint native Michael Moore

'Dance Moms' Man Who Sent Creepy Packages ... Going to Prison

1/19/2016 3:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0119_Phoenix-Sundown_dance_moms_fox5sandiegoThe man who freaked out a "Dance Moms" cast member just got sentenced to 3 years in prison. 

Phoenix Sundown was sentenced by a San Diego judge on Tuesday for the September incident. As TMZ reported ... Sundown sent several packages -- which included an Elvis blanket, a coffee maker, a scrapbook and handwritten letters -- to an underage girl on the show. 

None of the packages included explosives, but when the post office intercepted them ... the bomb squad was called in to destroy them, just in case.

Sundown was charged with 4 counts of distributing harmful matter to a minor. 

'Love & Hip Hop NY' Star Checks In For 8 Yr Prison Stretch

1/19/2016 1:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0119-mendeecees-harris-tmz-02'Love & Hip Hop NY' star Mendeecees Harris is now going by "Inmate Harris" after checking himself into federal prison in Pennsylvania.

Harris got 8 years for drug trafficking charges. He'll do his time in a minimum security prison where inmates can watch TV and the meal program is top notch ... something different everyday for 8 weeks. 

He's already served 15 months for his crime, so he actually has less than 7 years left to serve. 

As we showed you, Harris made the most of his last few days of freedom.

Todd Chrisley I'm Doing Country Music, Y'all!

1/19/2016 10:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0115-todd-chrisley-bmiTodd Chrisley of USA's "Chrisley Knows Best" is ready to become a Nashville heavyweight as a singer/songwriter ... TMZ has learned. 

Jody Williams and Leslie Roberts, the head honchos of music publisher BMI, inked the deal with Todd, and it's a sweet one.

Right out of the box, he'll be doing a collabo with songwriter Shane Stevens -- who's written songs for Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum -- and they'll be joined by award-winning country star Sara Evans.

We’re told the power trio is planning to meet in Nashville this week to get started on their first song. 

Talk about being set up for success. Don't screw it up, Todd.  

'Vanderpump Rules' Star James Kennedy Watch Me Suck Random Face

1/19/2016 10:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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James Kennedy from "Vanderpump Rules" is a real charmer ... and he shows us his mac powers in full glory.

James pretty clearly had a few cocktails at Argyle in Hollywood Monday night, when he tried to impress our photog with his romantic prowess.

Truth be told ... the woman doesn't seem offended at all.

'Little Women: LA' Cast Member Hospitalized with Brain Injury After Cast Brawl

1/19/2016 6:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Little Women: LA" cast member Christy McGinity Gibel is in the hospital after a brutal attack by two of her cast mates.

The attack went down at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA over the weekend while the cast was filming season 4. It's unclear what started the brawl, but Christy left with 2 brain contusions.

Christy couldn't shake the headache, so she checked herself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 

No word on what triggered the brawl... our source says the ladies were drinking iced tea, so alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor. We haven't been told which cast members brawled with Christy.

We got Christy's husband Todd as they left the hospital. He says she'll pull through, but she'll feel the effects for months.

Judge Judy El Nino Kicked My Jet's Ass

1/17/2016 1:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0117-subasset-judge-judy-tmz-01Judge Judy has been grounded, but not for doing anything bad ... her private jet was damaged thanks to El Nino.

The aircraft was parked at Naples Municipal Airport Saturday night when wind gusts soared to 80 MPH.  They uprighted the jet, apparently damaging the rear underbelly.

We're told the winds pushed the front of the plane upward, sending fuel toward the back which caused the backside to hit the ground.

The wind patterns were not just strong but really freaky ... other planes were damaged as well.

Judy and hubby Jerry live in Naples, and all sort of other great places. 

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Apollo Nida Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker They Pick Up My Prison Calls!!!

1/17/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0104-apollo-nida-tmz"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Apollo Nida is learning who his real friends are while he's in prison, and two very unlikely suspects have remained loyal ... Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker

Apollo phoned us from prison to say most people won't take his call, so he was really surprised when Kandi and Todd took the time to jawbone with him when he reached out. 

What's more ... Apollo says the couple constantly check up on him and even put money in his commissary account. 

He says he never expected the support since Kandi and Apollo's wife, Phaedra Parks, had a falling out on 'RHOA.'

'Say Yes to the Dress' Shop Brawl Employee Sues ... I'm a Bloody Mess

1/15/2016 2:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0115-yes-to-the-dress-tlc-02update_graphic_red_bar5:15 PM PST -- A source close to productions confirms the two involved in the lawsuit had no affiliation with the show and have never been on it. update_grey_gray_barA guy with a bum kidney who worked at Kleinfeld Bridal -- the store featured on TLC's smash hit, "Say Yes to the Dress" -- claims he was savagely beaten on the stairs going into the store, and he's filed a bridal brutality suit.

William Martinez claims he worked for Kleinfeld from 2011 - 2014 and everything was hunky dory until his last year on the job, when he was hospitalized with kidney problems and it left him unable to do the various physical tasks he was assigned. 

Martinez says he went to one of the managers -- Manny -- and said he needed to be reassigned to clerical duties, but Manny kept making him do heavy lifting and later, told him to just "go the f*** home."

According to the lawsuit, Martinez told Manny he was going to file an HR complaint, and Manny responded by pushing him into a chair. Martinez finally left but when he came back he says Manny, with the help of a posse, took his cane away and beat the crap out of him.

Martinez says he was hospitalized and then fired by HR. 

He's suing under the Americans with Disabilities Act for all sorts of money.  

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