Halloween at Busch Gardens became a real-life nightmare for a pregnant woman who claims she was mowed down by other terrified patrons ... after chainsaw-wielding actors created a panic in the park.
Brittany Lipscomb claims she was at the Williamsburg, VA theme park 2 years ago -- for a ghoul's night out -- and was being extra careful for her safety since she was pregnant.
In her lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Lipscomb says the park hired costumed characters to chase people around with chainsaws ... causing them to run recklessly through the park.
Lipscomb claims she was knocked to the ground by the stampede ... suffering serious injuries -- including emotional distress for the well being of her unborn child. She never says if the kid was actually hurt ... but now she's suing for $25K.
We'll throw this out there ... maybe something called Howl-O-Scream isn't the best place to be when you're pregnant. Just sayin'.
Oscar de la Renta
Dead at 82
10/20/2014 6:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Oscar de la Renta -- who recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress and famously dressed Jackie Kennedy -- is dead.
De la Renta had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006 ... though it's unclear at this point what caused his death.
De la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic, and became internationally known in the '60s as one of Jackie Kennedy's favorite designers. He had just announced a knockoff version of Amal's now famous gown would be added to his 2015 bridal collection.
He built his brand into more than just a fashion house -- eventually launching his famous fragrance ... OSCAR ... and also a home wares line.
First Ladies Reagan, Clinton, and Laura Bush all wore Oscar's gowns for inaugurations -- and Hollywood celebs Kristen Stewart, Cameron Diaz, and Oprah Winfrey frequently wore his designs.
ABC News first reported his death.
Detective Wojo on
10/21/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Max Gail is best known for playing the dim-witted Detective Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz -- opposite Hal Linden as Barney Miller -- in the long-running cop comedy "Barney Miller." Guess what he looks like now!
Dancing With the Stars
Threatens Dance Pros ...
Don't Tango With the Competition
10/21/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Dancing With the Stars" is drawing a line in the parquet floor with some of its famous pros -- warning them to stay away from an upstart live dance show, or risk a tango ... in court.
Our 'DWTS' sources tell us producers fired off warning letters to several dancing pros right after they sued a touring show called "Ballroom With A Twist." The letter informs the dancers they could be violating their "DWTS" contract if they do any side gigs with the rival.
'Dancing' vets Peta Murgatroyd, Tony Dovolani and Val Chmerkovskiy have all appeared on promotions for 'Ballroom' ... but the show hasn't started touring yet. We're told they've now been told to bail, or face potential legal action.
In other words ... they own you, jive turkeys.
Hail to Amal & the Future Chief?
10/21/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
After pulling off the wedding, George Clooney's next big hurdle could be winning political office. After all ... there's a theory that's why he got married anyway -- to nail down a proper First Lady.
We got the Cloons out to address politics and something even more important -- sushi in the Valley?
Cooking Up Another Batch of Reality Ratings Gold
10/20/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Kardashian's life is pretty much an open book, except for these five things you never knew about her ... including her BIGGEST regret!
Served With Dr. Luke Lawsuit
With Fancy Chicken Assist
10/20/2014 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kesha got served Monday by her producer Dr. Luke -- whose legal team enlisted the help of one of the most clever process servers of all time ... or maybe just the hungriest.
The process server showed up at Kesha's L.A. home and slapped legal docs -- connected to her nasty legal battle with Luke -- on the front door. Here's the clever part ... the stickers holding up the papers are from a Rainbow Acres roasted organic chicken package.
The process server's ingenuity might have gone unnoticed by most -- but we know food, and immediately recognized the sticker.
As for whether this counts as effective service of Luke's lawsuit -- probably not, under California law. But if nothing else ... the stickers gave some TMZ staffers a great idea for lunch.
Yes, it was delicious.
Quarantined Like an Ebola Patient
10/20/2014 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tori Spelling had several of the symptoms, and got treated like an Ebola patient this weekend when she was hospitalized with a bunch of illnesses ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us Tori was running a fever, coughing uncontrollably, and having trouble breathing ... when she was taken to Cedars Sinai Hospital. We're told Tori was quarantined from other patients, and medical staff took precautions while treating her.
While it sounds scary ... we're told it's NOT Ebola -- but instead Tori was admitted for a severe case of bronchitis with a sinus infection. Doctors are running blood tests, and a lung specialist is going to check out her bronchitis.
We're told Tori had to cancel a scheduled press tour for the 2nd season of her reality show.
Cheesy B-Day Wish Comes True
10/20/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ask and ye shall receive ... if you're Katy Perry and your dream is to have a giant pizza-themed birthday celebration.
The pop diva turns 30 in a few days and tweeted that all she wanted was her name on the marquee of the Shakey's Pizza parlor on Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles.
The chain obliged Monday morning ... and a rep for the company tells us they're taking it a step further -- they plan on posting a b-day message on the marquee of all their California locations.
We're told the pizza spot also wants to name a pie after Katy, and throw her a birthday bash -- but so far, there's no firm plan in place with Team Perry.
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Hard Evidence She's Single
10/20/2014 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend are still together, then he's got a weird way of showing the love ... having 2 of his 3 Nicki tats covered up with new ink.
Check out the pics for yourself ... Safaree Samuels had some work done on his chest -- though it's unclear when -- and he clearly covered up Nicki's name/mug.
Not only that, but his forearm ink looks drastically faded as well.
Neither have commented on rumors of their breakup, but Nicki definitely hinted at one back in May when she tweeted "SINGLE N READY TO MINGLE."
At the time, sources told us it was just a temporary argument and that the 2 were still together.
But healthy couples don't typically deface their better half's face, do they?
Man, love hurts.
'Buffy' Star's Arrest
I'm Going to Rehab
For Booze & Pills
10/20/2014 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon says he made a bad decision to mix pain meds with alcohol this weekend ... and now he's going to rehab to get help.
Brendon posted an apology on Facebook Monday afternoon ... saying he was on pain meds for 5 days to manage a cyst behind his knee -- but when he drank as well, things got bad.
We broke the story -- cops say Brendon was causing a disturbance in the lobby of a hotel Friday night in Idaho -- and was arrested when he didn't cooperate with officers.
Brendon says he plans to check into a rehab facility, and adds ... "I apologize. Those two small words don’t begin to express my regrets, but they do mark the beginning of my recovery."
Spills Guts On Dennis Rodman
Marriage Was Super Volatile
10/20/2014 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
16 years after they tied the knot, Carmen Electra is telling all about her marriage to Dennis Rodman -- saying it was one of the most bipolar relationships she's ever been a part of.
Electra sat down with Oprah's "Where Are They Now?" ... and explained why she fell in love with Rodman back in 1998.
Kylie Jenner & Tyga
Legally Cleared to ...
Voulez-Vous Coucher in France
10/20/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kylie Jenner and Tyga still deny they're a couple -- smart since she's 17 and he's 24 -- but that's not stopping them from flying together all over Europe, where it just so happens the age of consent would be more favorable for them to ... y'know.
Tyga and Kylie were spotted together at England's Gatwick Airport on Friday ... then traveled on to Bordeaux, France and Geneva, Switzerland ... before landing in Athens, Greece where Tyga had a gig Sunday night.
Seems odd that Kylie would go on tour with Tyga -- if they're just friends -- but then we noticed the age of consent for sex in those countries:
England -- 16
France -- 15
Switzerland -- 16
Greece -- 15
The consent age is 18 under Federal and California law. Of course, there's still no evidence they're banging -- and Tyga's been adamant they're NOT -- but ya gotta wonder if they read up on international laws before departing ... just in case.