Christy Mack says her recovery is going great ... and she's only a few surgeries away from fixing the damage done to her face -- allegedly by ex-boyfriend/MMA fighter War Machine.
Mack was outside an event for the Face Forward Foundation -- an advocacy group who support victims of domestic abuse -- when she gave us an update on her current condition.
As we previously reported ... War Machine pled NOT guilty to 32 charges -- including two counts of attempted murder.
Mack told police her ex came to her home Aug. 8th ... beat her friend Corey Thomas and then pummeled her --- breaking multiple bones all over her body and rupturing her liver.
For Covering Zeppelin/Baez Classic
9/14/2014 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus already offended boomers across the country with her Beatles cover ... now, she's going a step further with a Led Zeppelin/Joan Baez classic -- and people are pissed.
Cyrus recorded "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" -- re-naming it "Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You" -- and posted it on Soundcloud Friday. Judging by the comments ... not well received.
-- "Further proof that Gene Simmons was right - rock is finally dead."
-- "Thank you for destroying my favorite Zeppelin song."
-- "When my dog farts it sounds better than this."
To be fair, some people did say they liked it -- so, we gotta ask ...
'Southland' Star Ben McKenzie
Head Cracked Open
While Filming New 'Gotham' Show
9/14/2014 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Southland" star Ben McKenzie accidentally rammed his head into a concrete pillar ... cracking his forehead open while filming the new show "Gotham" -- and the gash is gruesome.
McKenzie -- who plays a young version of Commissioner James Gordon on the Batman-inspired show -- posted the pics online ... and says the whole thing sadly happened on his birthday.
Ben says he hit up New York Presbyterian hospital shortly after and got stitched up by Dr. Sherman.
Good thing it wasn't Dr. Victor Fries (Batman humor.)
Actress Claims LAPD Brutality
Because of White BF
9/14/2014 7:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
An actress from "Django Unchained" claims she was the victim of classic racism and police brutality ... just because she was showing affection to a white man.
Daniele Watts and her boyfriend Brian were making out in a parked car Thursday outside the CBS studios in the San Fernando Valley. Daniele had just left a meeting at CBS with a director. Brian tells us ... he was told a resident of a nearby apartment saw them making out and called the cops.
Brian tells us LAPD officers came up to them with a suspicious eye. Brian believes it's because cops saw "a tatted rocker white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl and thought we were HO & a trick."
Brian -- a celebrity chef -- says cops demanded to see their IDs -- he complied but she refused. Brian tells TMZ ... Daniele walked away, only to be confronted by cops a short distance later, cuffed, thrown in the back of the patrol car and taken back to the scene.
She says the cuffs were so tight they tore through her wrists, causing them to bleed.
Cops say they received a 911 call from a concerned citizen saying a male and female were involved in "indecent exposure" inside their vehicle ... with the door open.
Brian says they've retained a lawyer and will file a complaint with the LAPD ... and more.
Fan Stampede After Fight
9/14/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hundreds of boxing fans were whipped into a frenzy after the Floyd Mayweather fight Saturday night ... and things got so out of hand one guy ended up in the hospital.
Moments after Money scored a unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana ... 2 fights broke in in the lobby -- causing scores of fans to run back inside the arena to avoid the fight.
One man was taken away on a stretcher ... but hotel officials tell the Las Vegas Sun -- he wasn't fighting ... he just got stampeded.
In case you forgot ... a similar incident went down after the Mayweather fight in May -- only that one was worse ... 24 people were hospitalized.
Iggy to Porn Co.
Use My Name and
I'll Screw You!
9/14/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Iggy Azalea's lawyers are throwing the kitchen sink at a major porn company ... now claiming Vivid will get its dirty corporate ass sued if it dares to market her alleged sex tape ... because the name "Iggy" can only be used by Iggy.
It seems a sex tape exists, even though her lawyers deny it. Initially they said it was a fabrication ... then said if it does exist she may have been a minor. The "sex partner" -- rapper Hefe Wine -- told TMZ Live Friday there is indeed a tape and she knew about it and consented. And he says she was NOT a minor ... he says he met her when she was 18.
Now Iggy's lawyers have fired off a letter to Vivid -- obtained By TMZ -- in which they say the name "Iggy" is gold ... protected by U.S. Trademark.
So maybe Vivid could market the tape this way -- STEAMY SEX TAPE, FEATURING SHMIGGY SHMEZELIA AND HEFE WINE!
Vivid is unimpressed, restating it's desire to market the tape.
BTW ... sources close to Iggy say she feels betrayed by her ex-BF.
Celeb Nude Leaks
Hacked Model Suing Apple
I Warned Them ... Twice
9/14/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apple is about to get sued by a model who claims her nude pictures are now on public display thanks to the company's crappy security, and she's rounding up others to join her in court.
Joy Corrigan says she was hacked months before Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and others who suffered the same fate.
Joy says she reached out to Apple in early July ... but the company blew her off, saying she was simply a victim of phishing, so she needed to change her password. She followed orders, but days later she was hacked again. Apple gave her the same song and dance.
After the story broke late last month Apple contacted her and again denied any responsibility.
Joy's now lawyered up and plans to round up other victims for a class action lawsuit against Apple.
TMZ has also reached out to Apple, but so far no word back.
Expensive Dog Debuts in L.A.
9/14/2014 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton's expensive pomeranian has touched down in Los Angeles ... and it's already melting hearts.
Paris was leaving LAX when she told us the $13K price tag was worth every penny -- it's hard to disagree when you take one look at the adorable mini pom.
The celebrity DJ also says she already ditched the name Mr. Amazing ... the pooch has a more Hilton-appropriate name now.
No matter how cute the dog is, he's still gonna crap on your floor. Enjoy!
My Apt Turned Into Noah's Ark
9/14/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shoddy roof work caused Jennifer Connelly's NYC loft to leak like a sieve during a big rainstorm -- according to a new lawsuit -- but the roofers say Connelly's to blame.
Connelly hired a construction company to make repairs to the roof of a loft apartment building she owns -- a refurbished 1860s warehouse. But according to the suit ... when a big storm hit in Oct. 2010, water from the rain started pouring into the building.
It cost $262K to repair the damage ... money her insurance company shelled out.
The roofing company has fired back by suing Connelly ... saying she let the roof fall into disrepair. The roofers say if a jury orders them to pay the insurance company $262K, they want the judge to order Connelly to pay them back.
9/13/2014 5:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Looks like Justin Bieber is done living the bachelor life ... he actually brought his girlfriend Selena Gomez to Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather fight -- and she's gonna meet his boxing BFF.
Sources close to Bieber tell us the couple hit up the Hard Rock pool party Saturday and Selena was spotted with friends in a picture posted on Shots.com. Bieber also posted a pic poolside.
We're told Selena and Floyd have surprisingly never met -- Biebs usually rolls to Vegas with his boys -- but he plans to introduce the two after the fight.
Normally Lil Wayne and J.B. walk Floyd to the ring ... but Weezy is on tour -- so right now it's looking like Wiz Khalifa will be taking his place.
Jay Z Hints ...
9/14/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jay Z may have dropped a HUGE pregnancy bombshell re: Beyonce during their concert Friday in Paris ... alternatively he's trying to drum up more publicity for their tour.
The first couple of hip hop were in France for their "On the Run" tour and during Hova's song "Beach is Better" he changed one key lyric that has the internet stirring.
According to an Instagram video which first appeared on Vibe -- we tried our best to hear for ourselves but it's tough -- Jay Z allegedly says "pregnant with another one" instead of "I replace it with another one."
Wonder if Aunt Solange will be in the delivery room.
What's The Big Frigin'
9/14/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Love & Hip Hop: Hwood' Star
I'm Going Bulletproof
Rap Game is Too Deadly
9/14/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hip hop producer Mally Mall is pimping his sick ride -- not for style, but for safety -- bulletproofing his Maybach because he tells us there's way too much shooting in the biz these days.
The new "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" cast member says he sent his custom whip to Richie Rich at West Coast Customs for what you might call the POTUS treatment -- full bulletproofing AND bombproofing.
Mall says the windows all have double-pane glass (with the holes to return fire if needed) -- and the frame is layered with steel plates. He says the vehicle virtually indestructible now ... though we'd love to see who was dumb brave enough to test it.
As we first told you ... Mally helped squash the Drake-Chris Brown beef -- but he says recent shootings involving Suge Knight and Chris Brown, and backstage at Wiz Khalifa's show ... made him think it's time for security upgrades.
Carpooling with African wild cats doesn't hurt either.