Louis Mandylor -- best known for his role as Nia Vardalos' brother in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" -- is lucky to be alive after collapsing on the set of his new movie.
Mandylor was shooting scenes in 90+ degree heat Tuesday for the movie, "Daylight's End" ... when he became ill and was rushed to a hospital in Tyler, TX.
Doctors diagnosed the illness as heat exhaustion and dehydration -- which affected Mandylor's kidneys.They're saying kidney failure was on the horizon ... this according to Mandylor's people.
He's expected to recover and should be released from the hospital Friday.
I'm Not Apologizing
For Disorderly Conduct Arrest
7/24/2014 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin -- who called NYC a "mismanaged carnival of stupidity" -- says he won't apologize for his disorderly conduct arrest in May ... and he could ultimately end up on the winning end.
Alec was in NYC court Thursday ... to face a disorderly conduct charge for allegedly berating officers who stopped him in May for riding his bike the wrong way on 5th Avenue.
Baldwin told the judge ... he'd rather pay a fine than say he's sorry for going off on the cops.
The judge -- who told Baldwin he has a short fuse -- asked, "Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?" Baldwin said, "Sure, sure" ... and the judge said he'd dismiss the charge entirely IF Alec can keep his nose clean for 6 months.
I'm Done Begging... My Marriage is Over
7/24/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Can't Hide Identity At Comic-Con
... Blames His Gut
7/24/2014 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There's no escape, Jack Black ... that Stormtrooper mask is powerless against us!
Despite his best efforts, we were able to catch up with Jack at Comic-Con last night as he walked the streets of San Diego -- hoping to be doing so incognito.
Our cameraman pegged him immediately ... and Jack didn't seem particularly pleased to be outed so easily, but figured he knew why.
"Is it my gut?" Jack asked.
Nope, apparently that wasn't what tipped us off ... check out the video to find out what did.
And may the force be with you, Jack.
Calls Out Nickelodeon Resort
7/24/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Scrappy went ballistic Wednesday after his daughter was repeatedly passed over during a contest at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando ... because he believes the staff favors white kids.
The "Love and Hip Hop" star was at the pool with Momma Dee and his 9-year-old daughter Emani. They were there for a game where the staff calls kids up on stage for contests.
Momma Dee tells TMZ ... Scrappy became furious when the staff kept skipping over his daughter and other black kids.
In the video you see Scrappy confront the host. It's hard to hear him, but Momma Dee tells us he said, "You need to pick my daughter. This is some racist-ass s**t."
The person shooting the video tells us they support Scrappy's position in the situation.
The host implores Scrappy to get off the stage, and then Momma D steps in and repeats the claim.
Emani finally pushes her dad off stage.
A rep for the resort tells TMZ ... they don't discriminate on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. They add that participants must follow specific protocol ... and that Scrappy's daughter did participate in the show.
My Marriage is Over
7/24/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke is waving the white flag ... telling people in his camp his marriage to Paula Patton has collapsed.
Thicke certainly gave a strong sign the union is over by listing his L.A. home Monday. Paula has not lived in the house since their separation in February, after that grab-ass pic became public.
Sources connected with Robin tell TMZ ... an attorney is already working on a financial settlement -- separating assets.
Our sources say, however, neither side has hired a divorce lawyer.
Thicke is saying he will NOT be the one who files for divorce ... she'll have to do it. But he says he's done begging and is moving on.
Frankie Grande Gets the News His Grandpa Died
7/23/2014 6:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Big Brother" producers broke the news to Ariana Grande's brother late Wednesday that his grandfather passed away -- and the whole 'BB' house is rallying around him.
TMZ broke the story earlier today ... Frankie Grande's grandpa died on Tuesday, but Ariana obeyed his final wish -- to let Frankie continue on 'BB" despite his illness.
But this evening producers passed a note to Frankie from his family ... which revealed the sad news.
According to bloggers watching the 'BB' live feed -- Frankie broke down in tears and shared the news with everyone else in the house. Some of the other house guests are crying too.
Frankie's grandfathers death has hit Zach. Zach is crying in the lounge alone. Zach: "This sucks!" #BB16— BigBrotherLeak (@BigBrotherLeak) July 24, 2014
It's extremely rare for "Big Brother" producers to break quarantine and allow contestants to get news from the outside world. One of the only times we can remember it happening is for 9/11.
Still unclear at this point who made the final call in this case. We've reached out to producers ... but, so far no word back.
I'm Ready to Cop a Plea
In My Musical Melee Trial
7/24/2014 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf is working out a plea deal in his Broadway meltdown last month ... so says the prosecutor in the disorderly conduct case.
Shia was in court Thursday AM ... and something weird came up. Shia's lawyer groused there was a notation in the file about Shia not standing up ... presumably at the last court hearing. Everyone was vague about it ... but not standing up when the judge walks in is a sign of disrespect.
Shia's lawyer appeared to say it was not true ... and based on what we know, he's right.
As for the plea deal ... the judge is giving both sides until Sept. 10 to hash it out.
As you know ... Shia was kicked out of a performance of "Cabaret" after drunkenly confronting people on stage and in the audience ... then spitting and swearing at cops, allegedly yelling, "Do you know who the f*** I am?"
Shia is now in an outpatient program and seems to be doing a lot better.
'Game of Thrones' Stars
An Arrow Through the Chest
Won't Kill Our Love
7/24/2014 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
*** "Games of Thrones" spoilers below ***
Just because one of their characters got killed off the show, it doesn't mean the end for "Game of Thrones" couple Kit Harington and Rose Leslie.
The pair, a couple both on and off-screen for the last few years, were spotted Wednesday at LAX, sporting matching black sunglasses as they hopped a flight out of Los Angeles.
For a guy who knows nothing, Jon Snow sure can hang on to a hot chick.
I Might Have Deuced
During My Port-a-Potty Rap
7/24/2014 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Action Bronson finally reveals the big secret ... what he did behind closed doors -- specifically, whether he dropped a deuce during his infamous port-a-potty rap performance?
TMZ posted the epic clip ... showing the "Shiraz" rapper ducking into a port-a-potty during his performance at the Ottawa Bluesfest ... and not missing a beat.
In addition to addressing #1/#2 matters, he also unveiled his plan for topping that stunt.
It won't be pretty.
Disney Star Orlando Brown
Cops Say Audio Proves
Actor Made Death Threats
7/24/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Disney star Orlando Brown is in the crosshairs of prosecutors after an audiotape surfaced in which he allegedly threatens to kill a woman, her daughter and her mom.
Police were called to the woman's North Hollywood apartment Monday just after midnight. The woman claimed the "That's so Raven" star was going nuts outside. Neighbors also called 911, one of whom claimed Brown had a weapon.
TMZ has obtained a copy of the audio -- which police have forwarded to the L.A. City Attorney -- in which a man threatens, "I'll kill you, your mama, your daughter, everybody."
Brown's rep tells TMZ the actor insists he's not the one on the audio, but cops disagree. Our police sources say they believe it is indeed Brown and they've forwarded the case to the City Attorney.
Brown says the woman is a stalker who has been "excessively" texting him, and he went to her apartment to explain to her boyfriend nothing was going on between them.
Brown has had his share of legal troubles. He served jail time for failing to complete his alcohol ed class in connection with a DUI.
In other news...
Katie Holmes got her sexy on when she showed up to a cocktail party in this lacy white see-through dress.
NFL Star Victor Cruz
SNEAK ATTACK MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
... Caught on Video
7/24/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
My Landlord PAINTED Over
7/24/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sean Stewart is ready to fight his landlord in court who is going after him for back rent ... claiming she shamelessly painted over dangerous mold ... mold that made him sick.
Stewart's landlord posted an eviction notice on Sean's door July 16, after he failed to pay July rent totaling $2,995. Stewart says he bailed a month ago because of the mold danger.
Stewart says he had the money to pay but didn't because it's his legal right ... he complained several times about the mold but all the landlord did was paint over it. So Sean exercised his right under California law to move out without giving notice ... because the apt. posed a serious health risk.
He says he's been feeling weak for months and developed red blisters on his skin ... all because of the mold.
We reached out to Stewart's landlord for comment ... so far, no word back.