NBC Medical Correspondent Nancy Snyderman caused a maid to get fired ... and it's all because Nancy violated her Ebola quarantine by taking a drive to a local restaurant.
Turns out the chef at The Peasant Grill near Princeton, NJ -- where Nancy went last week to grab some grub -- is the brother of Vilma (she asked us not to use her last name), who works as a maid in town.
After TMZ and other media reported Nancy's breach ... people in the town panicked. They were concerned because Nancy and her crew were all in contact with a cameraman who contracted Ebola, and one of the guys in the quarantined crew went inside the restaurant to pick up food.
We've learned 2 homeowners who had been using Vilma for years freaked out because they feared her brother might have exposed her to the virus. So the 2 homeowners told Vilma she could no longer work with them ... until further notice.
Local health officials say they investigated and there is no risk anyone who was in the restaurant would contract Ebola. But clearly not everyone believes them.
Snyderman has never accepted personal responsibility, blaming the crew for the quarantine violation, even though she was right there in her Mercedes at the restaurant...
L.A. County Sheriff Investigates Sex Crime
Victim Comes Forward
10/15/2014 12:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins is now under investigation by a third law enforcement agency for allegedly molesting and/or exposing himself to young girls ... TMZ has confirmed ... and the victim herself is the one who came forward to make the complaint.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the woman was 13 at the time and she has now gone to law investigators with her allegations.
Our sources say ... the incident involves a relative of a neighbor when Collins lived on Havenhurst Drive in West Hollywood during the summer of 1983.
Collins confesses to exposing himself to the girl on the audio tape posted on TMZ last week. We redacted her name and address.
Collins also says on the audio ... he went back to the victim and "made amends" years later.
We're told the New York PD referred the matter to the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. because the incident occurred in that jurisdiction.
We're told the Sheriff's Dept. investigation centers around indecent exposure and the crime of annoying or molesting a child. We've learned Collins is listed as "suspect."
Elizabeth Pena Dead
'La Bamba' Actress Dies At 55
10/15/2014 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Elizabeth Pena -- who starred in a number of TV shows and films including "La Bamba" and "Rush Hour" ... has died. She was 55.
Pena died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Pena -- whose Hollywood career spanned almost 40 years -- most recently had a recurring role on "Modern Family" as the mother to Sofia Vergara's character ... and recently completed work on the TV series "Matador."
She also starred in her own short-lived sitcom "I Married Dora" in 1987-88 ... and provided voice-overs for cartoons including "American Dad!" and "The Incredibles."
Not So Flawless ...
Said Her New Hairdo
10/15/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
APOLOGIZES to Iggy
T.I. Plays Peacemaker
10/15/2014 1:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Snoop Dogg has declared a truce with Iggy Azalea ... officially squashing the beef after just one phone convo with T.I.
Snoop just posted a video mea culpa where he says, "No more bad talk. I apologize. I won't do it again." He says the peace treaty was engineered by Iggy's manager ... T.I.
Snoop never mentions Iggy by name during the brief message -- but Iggy immediately accepted the apology on Twitter.
With the war of words so heated, you gotta wonder what T.I. said to cool things off so quickly. We spoke to Snoop and he would only say ... "Tip called me, it's over. Got a lot of love for cuz, so I let it go! Too much money on my mind to worry bout a biiiiiych."
We're sure he meant that affectionately.
Cops Plea In Driver's License Scam
10/15/2014 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
You can call Joe Giudice a wise guy -- already looking at 41 months in prison for a federal fraud conviction ... he wisely copped a plea Wednesday in a different fraud case, after prosecutors made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
Giudice agreed to plead guilty to charges of driver's license fraud. He was busted in 2011 for impersonating his brother to get a license ... because his own was suspended due to a DUI.
Prosecutors threatened him with a 10-year prison sentence -- which would be tacked onto his federal sentence -- and raised the possibility of immediate deportation.
Instead, he accepted a plea deal for an 18-month sentence ... but he will be allowed to serve it at the same time as his federal sentence. In other words -- he won't serve any additional time.
Despite the deal ... "The Real Housewives of NJ" star was in a sour mood on the way into court -- telling photogs, "I'll kick every one of yous in the head."
In other news...
Jordin Sparks is so confident about going makeup-free that she couldn't choose among four fresh-faced selfies, so she put them all into one collage on Instagram!
Arnold Schwarzenegger's Son
Chip Off the Ole Mr. Universe Block
10/15/2014 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We have a winner in the Swoll-Just-Like-My-Dad sweepstakes -- 'cause Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's youngest son Christopher is looking like he could pull it off.
The son of the 7-time Mr. Olympia/5-time Mr. Universe is only 17, but he's obviously growing into his Schwarzenegger genes. Christopher even sported a t-shirt from his dad's bodybuilding competition ... while walking with his mom ... looking more like her bodyguard in L.A.
Fun fact: Arnold won his first Mr. Universe title at age 20. Chris, ya still got a few years to beat Dad's mark.
New York Businessman
I'm Making a Killing Off Ebola!
10/15/2014 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A New York businessman is one of the first people to capitalize on the Ebola scare ... and he's making a fortune.
Todd Spinelli tells TMZ ... he developed a dietary supplement in the form of a wafer. He says the supplement prevents healthy cells from breaking down, which keeps them in the body longer than normal. Spinelli claims as a result ... the wafer can help boost the immune system to protect it from contracting diseases, including Ebola.
Spinelli says he trademarked the product -- called Ebola-C -- and went to market on October 1. It is NOT FDA approved, but he says there is a doctor on staff who gives it the A-Okay.
Spinelli claims he's selling up to 14,000 a day at $34.95.
As for what's in Ebola-C ... the C should give it away, because each serving delivers 554% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
It is unclear to us if there's any similarity to Flintstones Chewables.
Homecoming Party Busted Up by Cops
10/15/2014 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber just got back to the U.S.A. and he's already got police pounding on his front door -- for throwing one of his trademark Beverly Hills all-nighters.
According to law enforcement sources ... Bev Hills P.D. went to Bieber's condo TWICE last night to deal with noise complaints. The first visit was shortly after 11 P.M. ... but when officers arrived they didn't hear anything, so they left without knocking.
The second time -- around 12:40 A.M. -- there was noise ... we're told around 30-40 people were milling around Bieber's balcony. Cops knocked on the door, and spoke directly to Justin ... reminding him his neighbors could make a citizen's arrest if the noise continued, but Justin was cooperative and agreed to break up the party.
As we first told you ... JB was supposed to be out of this building at the end of September, but he's been traveling around Europe for several weeks ... and hasn't found a new pad yet.
Enjoy him while you can, Beverly Hills.
NeNe Needs To Check Herself
... Then Cut Me A Check
10/15/2014 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kenya Moore has a message for NeNe Leakes ... I'm rich enough to make an eyeball-popping donation to charity ... so now it's your turn to pony up, bitch.
Kenya tells TMZ ... she made good on the challenge NeNe made on the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" reunion show ... by cutting a $20,000 check to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.
NeNe had said Kenya was all smoke and mirrors and didn't have that kind of loot ... but now that Kenya has stepped up, she's calling NeNe out on her own words -- that she'd match the $20K.
We reached out to NeNe to see if she'll make good. So far, no response.
As for Kenya ... she says she chose to give to Detroit because she grew up there, and the city means a lot to her. According to the deal, NeNe has to earmark her $20K for the same charity.
I'M A KAEPER-HOLIC
49ers QB Is Hottest In NFL
10/15/2014 8:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Another "iCarly" star has a thing for a HUGE celebrity athlete -- this time, it's Miranda Cosgrove who tells TMZ Sports she thinks Colin Kaepernick is the hottest QB in the NFL.
The 21-year-old actress -- who plays Carly on the Nickelodeon show -- was rockin' her 49ers shirt through LAX yesterday when she told us Kap's not only attractive ... but he's "doing amazing" this season.
They've got a lot in common -- starting with the fact they're both super rich ... because Miranda (who also starred in "School of Rock" back in the day) was listed as the highest paid child actress in 2012. And Colin just signed a $126 million contract.
Of course, Miranda isn't the first "iCarly" star to show interest in a pro athlete -- last year, Jennette McCurdy dated NBA star Andre Drummond for a short time ... but that fizzled pretty quickly.
'Love and Hip Hop' Star
I'll Fight Princess
... In Ray J Dog Fight
10/15/2014 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The war between Ray J and Princess Love over their little pooch, Boogati, just escalated ... now Princess' arch enemy wants in on the dog fight -- and says it could get violent.
We saw "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" star Teairra Mari -- with co-star Nikki Mudarris -- coming out of Mr. Chow Tuesday and asked about the nasty breakup between Ray J and Princess ... and their fight over their pet Maltese.
There's already bad blood between Teairra and Princess -- after their epic battle over Ray J on the TV show. Teairra made it clear... she'll get physical if that's what it takes.
Blasts Iggy on Video ...
Yo' N**ga Better Shut You Up, Or I Will'
10/15/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
1:15 PM PT -- War is over. Snoop just apologized.
Snoop Dogg chose the nuclear option in his war with Iggy Azalea ... calling her a "c**t" and warning her "n**ga" to put her in check!
Snoop posted the video late Tuesday night ... staring into the camera as he said, "You're f**king with the wrong n**ga! And your n**ga betta check you before I do."
There's more, and the tone of this is definitely not playful anymore.
Snoop may have escalated things because Iggy finally shot back on Tuesday by posting a pic of snoop with the caption ... "When your drug addict aunt gets clean."
Snoop captioned his post ... "Last one until she speak now shut da F** up ubitchu."
We doubt it.