Everyone loves football ... even the Amish ... who often BREAK their no-electricity rule to catch NFL games on Sundays -- so says "Breaking Amish" star Kate Stoltz.
Stoltz -- who grew up Amish before leaving the farm to become a Maxim model -- was out at Fashion Week in New York City last night when she told us that football is definitely worth the risk.
"We sneak our televisions and we watch football ... like every single week we watch football."
There are two other sports the Amish are (secretly) crazy about -- check out the clip.
'Real Housewife' Gets
9/12/2014 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
After Dr. Phil Taping
9/11/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Sons of Guns' star Stephanie Hayden opened up to Dr. Phil about her father allegedly raping her and her sister -- and seconds after the interview she fainted and blacked out.
Stephanie sat down with Dr. Phil last week in Los Angeles -- and sources tell us Stephanie fell unconscious into her husband's arms as she walked away from the interview.
We're told someone called 911, but Stephanie had regained consciousness by the time EMTs arrived.
She had mentioned being stressed about discussing Will Hayden's rape case.
As for the interview ... we're told she divulged details for the first time ... about the abuse she claims to have suffered.
The interview airs Thursday. Her father remains behind bars.
'Couples Therapy' Host
Janay Should DIVORCE Ray Rice
9/11/2014 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Janay Rice is making a HUGE mistake by staying with her husband after the elevator attack -- so says the host of VH1's "Couples Therapy."
We spoke with Dr. Jenn Berman -- who says she has an extensive background in domestic violence cases -- and she tells us she was particularly horrified by the Ray Rice footage.
Berman also says while it's good that Ray and Janay seek help -- it's important that they each have SEPARATE counseling sessions .. so that Janay can be open and honest without fear.
As for whether Janay should forgive Ray for the attack -- Berman is clear, "I think you can forgive someone and not have to be in a relationship with them."
I'm About to Go to Pieces
Finally Checks Into Prison
9/11/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo Nida -- who went AWOL Wednesday -- showed up at a federal prison in Kentucky overnight to begin serving his 8-year prison sentence ... after posting a video saying he's "about to go asunder."
Nida surrendered at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky ... where he was supposed to be on Wednesday morning.
In his Instagram video ... Nida doesn't explain where he was or why he was late turning himself in ... but he did have a cryptic message for his fans.
She's the Straw That Slurred the Drink
9/11/2014 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sonja Morgan was a drunken, slurry, kissy mess in NYC last night ... and best of all -- she did it all on camera.
The "Real Housewives of New York" star was leaving the VIP Room in NYC Wednesday night -- WASTED -- and desperately wanted to tell us how she was the life of the party. Problem is ... she was too wasted to get the words out cleanly.
Actually, that's not a problem -- it's awesome. Just watch.
We'd say Sonja was in rare form ... if it weren't for the fact she does this a lot.
Breaks Up With French Montana
I'm Not Over Lamar
9/11/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian has called it quits with rapper French Montana ... because she still hasn't fully recovered from her disastrous breakup with Lamar Odom.
Sources close to Khloe tell us ... she ended the relationship, telling French she can't emotionally handle it.
Khloe filed for divorce from Lamar back in December after the former NBA star's long battle with cocaine ... then started dating French in April.
We're told Khloe felt she and French had gone way too far, too fast. He bought her a Jeep for her birthday.
She and French still get along and will hang out here and there ... but that's about it.
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner
Security Beat ME Up
But I Got Arrested For Assault
9/11/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Season 2 winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race" got busted for assault ... but he tells TMZ he's the one who got beat down by a security guard during an autograph session.
James Ross, who goes by Tyra Sanchez, tells TMZ he was signing autographs at the Rainbow-Cactus Company in Virginia Beach a few weeks ago ... when a guy in the crowd started heckling him.
Tyra claims he approached the man to try to calm the situation, but a security guard for the venue suddenly grabbed him, slammed him to the ground, and cuffed him ... though he eventually let him go. He claims he suffered a cut to his head, a sprained shoulder, and bruises.
On Monday, Tyra went to police to file charges against the venue ... only to discover there was a warrant out for HIS arrest. He says he turned himself in, posted bond, and was released.
Tyra says he still plans to take legal action against the guard and the Rainbow-Cactus Company. We haven't heard back from the venue.
Rica, Famosa, Latina
Las New Mujeres
On the Reality TV Block
9/11/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The new reality show “Rica, Famosa, Latina” – which is kinda like a Latin version of 'Real Housewives' -- hasn’t even aired yet, but there’s already been a massive fight!
Bienvenidos a reality TV, mamitas!
Dios Mio! Pelea de Realidad TV!
The new reality show “Rica, Famosa, Latina” – which is kinda the Latin version of “Real Housewives” -- hasn’t even aired yet, but there’s already been a massive fight! Welcome to reality TV, mamitas!
AWOL from Prison
Goes NUTS on Phaedra
9/10/2014 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo Nida is not a prisoner, so now he's a wanted man ... TMZ has learned.
TMZ reported Wednesday AM ... Nida was on his way to report for his 8-year prison sentence for money laundering and check fraud.
But apparently he got cold feet ... because we're told he pulled up to the home of his wife, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks and went nuts because Phaedra refused to put money in his prison account while he was locked up. She also refused to bring their kids to prison to visit him and that caused him to lose it.
We're told Nida forced his way inside and started screaming at Phaedra, "What the f*** is the matter with you," adding, "I don't give a f*** about the police, call them, I dare you."
An eyewitness tells TMZ ... he was demanding property and went inside the master bedroom and starting putting stuff in a big bag.
Fortunately for Bravo ... we're told RHOA cameras were rolling and got the whole thing.
Nida was supposed to report to authorities by noon but didn't, and we're told an arrest warrant is about to be issued.
'Shahs of Sunset' Star
'F*** the Drought!'
9/10/2014 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Shahs of Sunset" star Mercedes Javid sees nothing wrong with shamelessly washing her car for a photo op ... declaring, "F*** the drought!"
Javid was out Tuesday night at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood and she's clearly wasted. When our photog asked about the car wash pics, her reasoning was compelling, we say sarcastically.
Be sure to watch til the very end if you want to see more of MJ than perhaps should be allowed.
Now a Prisoner
Leaves Pissed Off Wife Behind
9/10/2014 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo Nida is on his way to prison right now -- at the time this story was posted -- but we've learned he went out with a nightclub bang that has royally pissed off his wife.
Phaedra Parks is telling friends Apollo has essentially abandoned his family for the last 2 months ... choosing drinking and strip clubs over his wife and 2 kids.
She says over the last week things got so bad and so tense she feared physical abuse ... although nothing happened. The 2 haven't even spoken in a week.
Apollo now begins his 8 year prison sentence for cashing stolen checks and laundering more than 2 million dollars.
We spoke to Apollo ... who had no comment ... but we're told he's pissed off at her for various reasons, including the fact that she didn't show up for his court hearings and she's been on a book tour during the last few months ... rather than comforting him.
A rep for Phaedra tells us the situation has put a "tremendous strain" on her family ... and she's working hard to bring back a sense of normalcy to everyone's lives.
Rich & Famous Latinas
Celebrate New TV Show ...
With All-Out Brawl (VIDEO)
9/10/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brunch turned into a crazy chick fight -- busted up by cops -- during the launch party for a reality show called, "Rica, Famosa, Latina" ... and TMZ got the wild video.
Bev Hills PD responded to the Luxe Hotel when cast members started throwing punches, pulling hair and tearing off each other's clothes last Saturday. Several people suffered minor injuries, and one went to a hospital.
The show -- set to premiere Sept. 16th -- is sort of a Latin version of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and is produced by ex-'Housewife' Joyce Giraud ... which means, even though she may not condone it, she knows the game: a good catfight before a premiere is good for business.
'RFL' follows late singer Jenni Rivera's sister and several other wealthy Latinas ... who have awesomely adopted a Three Stooges style of fighting.
Enjoy the vid!