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VH1 Star Placed on Psychiatric Hold

12/10/2009 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

VH1 Star Placed on Psychiatric HoldMonica Danger -- who starred in the first season of VH1's "For the Love of Ray J" -- was taken in on a 5150 psychiatric hold earlier this month after an incident involving her newborn daughter.

TMZ spoke with Danger's rep, who told us the reality star had some personal issues as a result of postpartum depression and spent a week in a psychiatric hospital in Northern California.

We're told people close to Danger became concerned when she suddenly shaved off her hair -- a la Britney -- after an argument with her baby's father.

But Danger's rep tells us she's now out of the hospital and doing "fine" adding, "At this time we ask all of Danger's fans for support and prayer."

Tool Academy Tool Busted -- Bothered Non-Tools

10/24/2009 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of the tools from "Tool Academy" was allegedly being such a drunken, massive tool at a bar in Arizona this morning that his toolish behavior landed him in the slammer.

Cops tell TMZ Tyler Synon -- one of the "stars" on season two of the VH1 reality show -- was arrested at Martini Bay inside the Queens Bay Resort in Lake Havasu at 1:47 AM.

According to the police report, the "intoxicated" unemployed 22-year-old "had been having an issue with another group of guests" and was asked to leave. Synon allegedly "took a swing" at the employee who asked him to get out, then "hit a wall and a sign" as he was exiting the bar, causing damage to both.

Tyler was arrested for misdemeanor charges of criminal damage and disorderly conduct. Instead of bail, Tyler has to pay $900 in fines ... $500 up front to get out of jail and the rest within three days.

And here's the best part: Before we got the mug shots, we asked the arresting officer how he knew Tyler was from "Tool Academy" ... and he said it was because he had a huge Tool Academy tattoo on his leg. Yeah.

UPDATE: Tyler gave us the following statement: "I just got out of jail, I don't like the feeling, the tool is out of his cage and back on the prowl. I'm glad to be out it was a stupid reason, hitting the sign! There were 5 guards trying to hold me down but I'm a beast, they tried to tackle me, I tried to get them off of me."

Michael Jackson Saves the Music

10/20/2009 3:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There is yet another Michael Jackson auction going down -- but this time, the people hocking Jacko's swag aren't trying to pocket the cash for themselves.

Michael Jackson

Alexander Autographs is hosting a massive auction to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation this week in Connecticut -- and even though they're not putting any hair clippings on the block, you can still get some really cool stuff.

Signed guitars, wicked leather jackets and even a self-portrait could be yours ... if the price is right.

Fleiss Exploits

Horrific Car Crash

for Reality TV

10/8/2009 1:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned former Hollywood madame Heidi Fleiss survived a high-speed, window-smashing, Toyota-flipping car wreck back in June -- and then proceeded to make the whole thing part of an upcoming reality show.

Heidi Fleiss
Sources close to Fleiss tell us it all started when Heidi got into a fight with a castmate during a taping of "Celebrity Rehab" in Los Angeles. Heidi was so upset, she ditched the production and got a ride back to her home in Pahrump, NV. But during the trip home, the car swerved and hit a dirt patch, causing it to flip several times. 

The Nye County Sheriff's Office -- located near Pahrump -- tells us Heidi wasn't driving when the SUV lost control ... but she was in the passenger seat and thankfully wearing a seat belt. We're told Heidi and her friend suffered some minor scrapes and bruises -- but essentially walked away with no serious injuries.

But here's the catch -- sources tell TMZ a camera crew showed up to the crash scene the very next day and shot the site for "Celebrity Rehab." In classic Hollywood form, we're told VH1 didn't want people on the show talking about the accident publicly .. hoping to keep the story arc on the down-low until it airs sometime in the near future.

A rep at VH1 had no comment.

Reality Vet -- Fiore Death Makes Reality TV 'Scary'

8/31/2009 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former "Road Rules" star Mark Long has either been on or hosted just about every reality show on MTV -- so when he says Ryan Jenkins has made reality television "scary," we tend to believe him.

Mark Long

Long actually hosted the premiere party for "Megan Wants a Millionaire," the VH1 show Jenkins was a contestant on. He didn't meet Jenkins, but he says Megan Hauserman told him she never suspected Jenkins was capable of something so horrific.

Jenkins was wanted in connection with the murder of his wife, Jasmine Fiore. He hung himself on August 23.

'Megan' Producers: If We Knew Then...

8/20/2009 7:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We've just received the following statement from the production company behind "Megan Wants a Millionaire" -- the now postponed VH1 reality show Ryan Jenkins was a part of.

"51Minds was not aware of Ryan Jenkins' record when it cast him on "Megan Wants a Millionaire." Obviously, if the company had been given a full picture of his background, he would never have been allowed on the show.

The company did have in place what it thought was a thorough vetting process that involved complete background checks by an outside company for all contestants on its shows. Clearly, the process did not work properly in this case.

Jenkins was convicted for assaulting a girlfriend in 2005.

Daisy de la Hoya 911 -- 'There's An Exorcism Here!'

6/19/2009 5:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This is a first ... a 911 call asking for an exorcism specialist. The dude who made the 911 call for "Rock of Love 2" "star" Daisy de la Hoya said Daisy was making all sorts of Linda Blair moves. The fire department listed the call as "possible overdose," which Daisy later denied.

Daisy de la Hoya: Click to listen

VH1 Chick -- Arresting Photos

6/15/2009 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

On the left -- VH1 "Tough Love" contestant Taylor Royce enjoying her evening in Biloxi, Miss. On the right -- cops hauling her off to jail a few hours later. Wha' happened?

VH1 Taylor Royce
Royce was busted on June 6 for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. As you can see in the photos, she began the night working a gig at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino as a DJ -- but we're told she sucked so bad, she was asked to leave. Cops say she then began yelling and screaming at everyone in sight and had to be pepper sprayed before being escorted out in cuffs.

Things were so bad, we were told by security that if Royce ever comes back, she'll be arrested for trespassing on sight.

LaLa Vazquez Pimps Out Her Ride

6/13/2009 2:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ever want to get in the driver's seat of a customized, real-life barbiemobile ... here's your chance.

LaLa's Ride

LaLa Vazquez, former MTV and current VH1 host -- also known as Carmelo Anthony's fiance -- is putting her 2006 hot Pink Range Rover up for auction on ebay ... Bidding starts at 25K.

A portion of the proceeds go to charity. It sure beats the hell out of a used Kia.

VH1 Chick -- Anatomy of a 'Slut'

6/8/2009 12:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A slut can be defined in so many ways -- but the following gem, which came from the mind of "Tough Love" trainwreck Arian Mayer during an interview with "Steppin Out" magazine, is truly priceless:

"The truth of the matter is this; I've slept with about 100 people. If you want to call that being a slut, fine."

VH1 chick

Interestingly, Webster's defines "slut" as -- "a promiscuous woman."

So, you be the judge.

'Sex Rehab' Cast Gets a Burning Sensation

4/29/2009 2:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. DrewDr. Drew Pinsky gave some tough love to all the recovering celebrity addicts on his new show -- by torching all their sexual paraphernalia.

We're told to commemorate the end of an episode of "Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew," the doc took his new band of on-air wannabe rehabbed intercourse junkies on an outing into the woods -- confiscated their assortment of sexual aides, toys and porn -- and threw them into a ceremonial bonfire. Burn, "Horny Baby Mamas 4," Burn!

Sources tell us the good doctor did play it safe and had fire marshals present.

Can't you just smell the scent of burning rubbers?

"Sober House" Star -- "I'm Not Sober!"

3/17/2009 2:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

As Dr. Drew was gearing up to hit "Today" and "The View" this morning to pimp out his new book, one of his celebrity patients was recklessly falling off the wagon.

Mary Carey: Click to watch
"Sober House"-mate Mary Carey was so tanked, she was hardly able to stand outside the Key Club -- struggling to keep her eyes open, shouting maniacally, and of course, making out with her lady friend.

Unfortunately, it's more tragic than entertaining .. especially the part where Mary shouted "I'm not sober anymore, but I love Dr. Drew!"

Old Person vs. Old Network: Lady Sues VH1

3/14/2009 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anne McCourtYou know you've got a bad show on your hands when people are suing you for putting you in it.

VH1 is being sued by Anne McCourt -- an old lady who lives in Los Angeles -- for defamation after the network aired footage of her in 2007 trashing Paris Hilton on "Celebrity Eye Candy."

According to court documents, McCourt was walking her dog when she stumbled upon a group of cameramen waiting on the street for Paris Hilton. As old people usually do, she approached them to ask what they were doing. When asked about the starlet, McCourt flew into a tirade, saying, "I think she's an ass...I think she's ugly. And I think she's a disgusting human being..."

Problem is, the 81-year-old McCourt apparently didn't know she was was being filmed ... apparently unaware what cameramen actually do for a living. Additionally, McCourt claims that the footage was edited to make it sound as if she had "exposed her private parts" in a way similar to Hilton. Thanks for that, VH1.

The real tragedy here is that Paris is still, according to McCourt, a "disgusting human being"... and she can't sue anyone for it.

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