Honey Boo Boo's sister Pumpkin has been rushed back to the ER after complications from a serious car accident last month ... TMZ has learned.
13-year-old Pumpkin was taken to a Georgia hospital last night -- and sources tell us, it's because she's still experiencing serious pain in the wake of the January 6th car accident that injured several members of her family.
We're told Pumpkin has been complaining of bad headaches, neck pain, and nausea -- all signs of head trauma. A rep for TLC tells us, she was admitted to the hospital for a battery of tests.
As we reported, Honey Boo Boo, Mama June, Pumpkin and Jessica were all passengers in the car, which was driven by Sugar Bear. Police later determined Sugar Bear was at fault.
Smoking Gun in Egging Case
2/10/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The L.A. County District Attorney has surveillance video that should make it pretty easy to prosecute Justin Bieber for allegedly egging his neighbor's house ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... The L.A. County Sheriff's Department's recommendation to file felony vandalism charges focuses on 2 pieces of critical evidence:
-- Surveillance video seized during the raid at Bieber's house. Our sources say ... the video shows Bieber in the vicinity of the area where the egging occurred at the time of the attack. You don't actually see him throwing eggs, but he's there. Sources connected with Bieber told TMZ earlier the video shows nothing, but that's NOT true. The Sheriff's Dept. has given the video to the D.A.
-- A video obtained by TMZ in which you hear what sure sounds like Justin Bieber verbally going at it with the neighbor in the middle of the egging. At one point you ever hear Bieber scream, "F*** you! I got another one for you actually." The video is too dark to actually see him.
In addition there are 2 eyewitnesses ... the neighbor ... who openly has beef with Bieber -- and his 13-year-old daughter. The girl made a 911 call which our sources say matches the time Bieber was seen on the surveillance video.
The 2 videos make it almost impossible for Bieber to deny he was throwing the eggs -- it would be shocking if the D.A. doesn't file criminal charges.
The open question -- will the D.A. file the case as a FELONY or a misdemeanor? The neighbor has submitted repair estimates totaling around $20,000. If a vandal destroyed an expensive car the D.A. would probably view it as a felony. The issue is whether the D.A. will appreciate that eggs can cause that much damage on an expensive home.
The D.A's decision should come down this week.
I'm Done With Television
... For Good
2/10/2014 8:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Don't expect Jay Leno to hijack "The Tonight Show" back from Jimmy Fallon ... because the ex late-night host swears he's done with TV ... FOREVER.
Jay was in West Palm Beach Florida -- but not to start his retirement. Leno was there to perform stand-up comedy just two days after his exit from "The Tonight Show."
Jay's answer may come as a surprise ... especially since he left the show in 2010 ... then famously wrangled it back from Conan O'Brien.
So, we gotta ask ...
Sean Penn & Charlize
2/10/2014 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sean Penn isn't afraid of a little PDA -- full on grabbing Charlize Theron's ass at a children's petting zoo this weekend ... and kissing her neck like it was the last neck on earth.
Sean and Charlize took the actress's 2-year-old son Jackson to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark on Sunday -- a pretty couple-y move -- and the baby animals weren't the only ones getting some love.
53-year-old Sean and 38-year-old Charlize have been seeing each other for a couple months now ... after Sean split from ex-wife Robin Wright ... BUT WILL IT LAST???
George Zimmerman Shouldn't Be Boxing ...
Someone Should Shoot That Ni**a!
2/10/2014 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sticky Fingaz won't be satisfied seeing George Zimmerman knocked out in a boxing ring -- instead the Onyx rapper wants to see him SHOT ... and wasn't afraid to say it on camera.
Sticky laid down a major rant this weekend when we asked about the Zimmerman boxing match being canceled, telling us ... "Everybody gonna be mad at me for saying this, but I don't give two s**ts. Somebody should f**king clap that ni**a!"
Ironically, his rant came just hours after Trayvon Martin's own family held a rally for peace to mark what would have been his 19th birthday.
Sticky is not in a forgiving place, adding ... "Zimmerman is not a f**king celebrity. He's a f**king savage animal that killed a young black teen."
He had a lot more to say about Zimmerman boxing, and who he'd like to see in the ring with him.
Starbucks to Dumb Starbucks
You Can Roast Us
But You Can't Use Our Name
2/10/2014 8:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Starbucks CLAIMS it has a sense of humor over a new coffee shop that became a celeb magnet over the weekend -- Dumb Starbucks -- but deep down Starbucks is dead serious about shutting its dumb namesake down.
Dumb Starbucks opened in Los Feliz over the weekend ... looking almost exactly like a real Starbucks right down to the logo.
It almost immediately became a thing ... with lines going down the block. Celebs like Rainn Wilson and others waited patiently for their java along with common folk.
The people at Dumb Starbucks say what they're doing is perfectly legal because it's a parody ... and parody is protected under the law. It also claims to be an art gallery and not a coffee shop ... so they're not making coffee, they're creating art.
The real Starbucks tells TMZ .. while it appreciates the humor, "they cannot use our name, which is a protected trademark."
Translation -- get ready for a lawsuit, you Dumb Starbucks.
My Stalker Came Back
He's Tatted Up with Me
2/10/2014 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton is freaked out over a German guy who flew to L.A., and made a beeline for her house -- and when cops arrested him, his body told a very scary love story.
Sources familiar with the incident tell TMZ ... the guy took a cab from LAX Thursday night and went right to Paris' house. He got to the guard gate and appeared "extremely drunk."
The man told the guard he was in love with Paris and had to see her. He was turned away but came back the next day ... again, looking extremely wasted.
This time guards called the cops and the guy was arrested for possession of coke. When cops took a close look it was downright freaky -- the guy had tattoos of Paris all over him -- tattoos of her face, her full body and another angle with angel wings coming out of her back.
The guy is in custody. We're told Paris will get a restraining order.
I'd Be Stupid to Turn Down Marriage Proposal
... From a Dragon
2/10/2014 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kate Upton's sending a message to her baseball star boyfriend -- get on your game or your gonna lose me ... to a guy who dresses up as a dragon for a living!
We got Kate BOUNCING (if you know what we mean) through LAX ... on her way back from Orlando, FL -- where, If you missed it, she got a marriage proposal from the Orlando Magic mascot over the weekend.
Thing is ... Stuff the dragon kinda snaked Kate's bf, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander -- waiting until he walked away from their seats to pop the question..
Watch the vid (especially if you're Verlander) ... Kate says the proposal was a "huge honor" -- and definitely did NOT say she's turning down the dude who plays dress up.
Michael Jackson Estate
The IRS is
Off the Wall!
2/10/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson was broke as a joke when he died ... so the IRS tax attack is showing a glaring ignorance ... so claim the people who run the MJ Estate.
Sources connected with the Estate tell TMZ ... they never suggested the Beatles catalog was worth ZERO -- to the contrary they agree it's worth around $1.5 BILLION.
That said ... sources say there's a reason they put a big fat zero in the Beatles column when they filed tax returns just after Michael died. They say there was a $700 million loan taken against the purchase of the catalog, bringing the net value to $800 million. Michael and Sony were 50/50 partners ... which means Michael's share was around $400 million.
Now the debt. Michael leveraged his interest to the hilt -- he borrowed $320 million against the catalog. And He owed another $200 million in personal debt ... And that's why they put ZERO.
One bone of contention -- although the Estate values the catalog at $1.5 billion, the IRS says it's DOUBLE that amount.
Estate sources say the IRS is also off base on the issue of MJ's likeness and image, which they valued at only $2,105 at the time he died. The IRS says it's worth more like $434 million.
Our sources say you have to look back at June, 2009. They say Michael made zilch on his likeness and image for the 15 YEARS before his death -- no commercials, not even T-shirts ... no one wanted to be associated with him -- at least commercially.
And finally ... as for the Jackson 5 music collection -- the Estate says it was worth $11.2 mil when Michael died ... the IRS says $45.5 mil.
So the sources say after settling up with Motown, MJ's interest was a lot less than people think. The Estate would gladly sell Michael's rights even today for $45.5 mil ... they say they'd sell it for $30 mil!
'South Beach Tow' Star
After Spinal Surgery
2/10/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"South Beach Tow" star Robert Ashenoff underwent spinal fusion surgery and he plans to use this picture to pry a fortune from producers who he claims are responsible.
TMZ broke the story ... Ashenoff will sue the production company which is owned by Jennifer Lopez -- claiming honchos ordered co-star Larry Diaz to surprise attack him on September 8, 2012 ... all as a ploy to goose ratings.
Ashenoff believes the scripts and raw footage will make his lawsuit airtight ... so he wants a judge to force producers to hand over the goods.
Ashenoff says he's undergone spinal surgery because his injuries were so bad -- and we're told the 13-hour procedure was gruesome -- 16 screws in his neck. Total hospital Bill: $800,000.
We know the production company insists Diaz didn't intend to harm Ashenoff (think WWE style) ... he just went overboard and the elder Ashenoff took a weird tumble, seriously injuring his spine.
Producers decided against airing the footage -- they were probably scared of a lawsuit. Ashenoff later appeared on the show wearing a neck brace ... which the show claimed was the result of a car accident.
We're told producers have since decided to 86 Ashenoff from future episodes.
Best Thing That Ever Happened
To Abandoned NC School
2/10/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gladys Knight is sinking a ton of her own cash into a $2 million project to save a North Carolina landmark -- a segregation era all Black school -- with ties to her family ... TMZ has learned.
Gladys tells TMZ she and her husband Billy McDowell are converting the abandoned building in Canton, NC ... where Billy's mother worked as a janitor. It's been sitting empty since the early 50s when schools were integrated there.
Gladys and Billy are renovating the old school into a shiny new public rec center -- and already spent $85,000 just to buy the building ... but hope this will help keep the history of the community alive.
They tell us they're actively raising funds to pay for the all upgrades ... which they estimate will cost a total of $2 mil.
That's what friends are for ...
Over Sex Tape
2/10/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Farrah Abraham is as fake as her boobs ... having the nerve to claim she never signed on for a porn sequel. She did, and we have the email to prove it.
Abraham is upset over Vivid releasing a follow-up video to "Backdoor Teen Mom" ... claiming she never approved a sequel.
Small problem ... We have an email Farrah sent to Vivid ... in which she gives the porn company the right "to release video or Videos(s)." Plural times 2.
Farrah says she's a public figure, not a porn star. Fact is she's both -- she's a porn star who has a public figure, from both the front and the rear.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
2/9/2014 1:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A group of friends who were in treatment with Philip Seymour Hoffman are vowing to stay sober FOR GOOD following his death ... TMZ has learned.
TMZ spoke with a woman in rehab with PSH -- we kept her name confidential for obvious reasons -- and she says a bunch of people in rehab and Narcotics Anonymous with Hoffman made a pact after he died to not only stay sober from now on for themselves ... but also for Philip.
We're told his death was a "pivotal moment in their recovery" ... because they realized no one is invincible ... even rich celebrities.