Nascar's Ryan Newman Hospitalized After Fiery Daytona Crash ... In 'Serious Condition'

7:06 PM PT -- NASCAR just announced Newman is in "serious condition" ... but noted doctors say his injuries are "non-life threatening."

7:15 PM PT -- President Trump -- who was at the Daytona 500 on Sunday -- just Tweeted support for the NASCAR driver, saying ... "Praying for Ryan Newman, a great driver and a brave @NASCAR driver! #PrayingForRyan"

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is in a Florida hospital after his car wrecked in a super-scary crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 ... and video from the crash is INSANE.

As you can see ... Newman's car flips several times as it hurtles through the air, eventually catching fire, spinning onto the infield and crossing the finish line on its roof. Somewhat surprisingly, no other drivers were injured in the crash.

Newman was rushed to a local hospital ... but his current condition remains unclear.

It's pretty crazy ... Ryan was trying to hold on to the lead when his car was nudged by Ryan Blaney and hit the wall on the final lap of the weather-delayed race

Denny Hamlin ended up winning the first race of the NASCAR season, while Newman was credited with a fourth-place finish.

Story developing ...

'The Price Is Right' Halts Production After Drew Carey's Ex-Fiancee's Murder


1:29 PM PT -- Drew just issued this statement, obtained by TMZ, "Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime. She was a positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist. I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving myself and everyone who loved Amie privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation."

"The Price Is Right" is going on a brief hiatus ... we've learned the game show is not taping this week as part of the fallout from the shocking murder of Drew Carey's former fiancee.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... "The Price is Right" won't be shooting any new shows for the entire week. They had episodes scheduled to shoot on Tuesday and Wednesday. Audience members got an email about the cancelation Monday morning.

TMZ broke the story ... cops say Drew's ex-fiancee, Dr. Amie Harwick, was murdered over the weekend after an ex-boyfriend allegedly attacked her and caused her to fall off a third-story balcony in the Hollywood Hills.


Police arrested the ex, Gareth Pursehouse, Saturday and booked him for murder.

Drew and Amie started dating back in 2017 and announced their engagement in early 2018, but less than a year later they split.

As you know ... Drew's hosted "The Price Is Right" since 2007, succeeding longtime host Bob Barker.

Originally Published -- 1:01 PM PT

Houston Astros Top Prospect Banned 162 Games ... For PED Use

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The Houston Astros' former No. 1 overall prospect was just banned 162 games ... and, no, it has nothing to do with the team's cheating scandal.

The MLB announced Francis Martes -- a pitcher who was touted as the team's next big thing back in 2016 -- has been suspended for a full season for testing positive for PEDs.

It's the second time Martes has been busted for violating the league's drug policy ... in March 2019, he was banned 80 games after a positive drug test.

Martes was a BEAST early in his career ... ranking as high as 15th overall on MLB prospect lists -- but he's struggled to reach his potential so far.

In his first big-league action with Houston in 2017, he posted a 5.80 ERA in 54.1 innings pitched. In 2018, he underwent Tommy John surgery.

What's interesting about all of this ... Martes now becomes the first player from the '17 Astros team since news of their scandal broke to get hit with a punishment from Rob Manfred.

Doubtful that's what Cody Bellinger was looking for ...

'New Amsterdam' Star Ryan Eggold Coronavirus Could Infect Our Show ... Or Some Kinda Outbreak


Ryan Eggold -- who plays a doctor on TV -- says the coronavirus may very well spread to TV plotlines like his NBC hit ... 'cause "Law & Order" ain't the only show ripping stuff from headlines.

We ran into Dr. Max Goodwin from "New Amsterdam" Monday on the streets of NYC and asked if the potentially deadly disease is in the running for a future episode. Ryan says it's definitely possible ... apparently, the series hasn't quite tackled an outbreak of this magnitude.

You can tell Ryan's been thinking about this stuff -- he actually told us there's another important medical issue he wants worked into a script ... something impacting pregnant women at an alarming rate.

"New Amsterdam" is a 20-plus episode per season type of show, so there's likely time to work in both. In any case, viewers might be in store for a viral subplot sooner rather than later.

Our photog asks Ryan if being on a medical show makes him more aware and conscious of real-life health scares happening in the world. Like any good actor, it sounds like he takes his work home with him and keeps his eyes and ears open for new ideas all the time.

'M*A*S*H' Star Kellye Nakahara Dead at 72

Kellye Nakahara, who played Lieutenant Nurse Kellye on "M*A*S*H," has died ... TMZ has learned.

Kellye died Sunday after a short battle with cancer. Her family was with her when she died at the family home in Pasadena ... this according to a family member. We're told she went peacefully.

Kellye, who was born on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, actually moved to San Francisco as a young adult not to pursue acting but rather a career in art.

She was on "M*A*S*H" for the entire run of the show. In case you didn't know ... "M*A*S*H" was considered one of the best shows ever produced on TV. It still lives in reruns and syndication.


She also appeared in the films, "Clue" in 1985 and "Black Day Blue Night."

She married David Wallett in 1968 and they had 2 kids. She also has 2 grandchildren.

Kellye was an accomplished artist who was awesome with watercolors. She loved making Xmas ornaments and one even hung in the White House. She and her husband were active supporters of the Ronald McDonald House.

Kellye was 72.


Steve Madden Loses it on Fashion CEO ... 'You Can Go F*** Yourself!!!'


Steve Madden unleashed a profanity-laced tirade on the founder of a clothing company who's accused him of stealing her design ... after accusing her of being rude to him.

Alice + Olivia CEO and creative director Stacey Bendet posted her tense exchange Monday with Madden, saying the famed shoe god launched "a verbal assault on me in a hotel lobby."

She called it an "example of bullying, copying, and overall disrespect toward creativity and women," and claims Madden lost his temper after she called him out for allegedly copying her trademarked designs.

In the vid, Madden's heard telling Bendet ... "Honey, if you're going to be rude, you can go f*** yourself." He repeats it after she says he once told her if she's not copying people she's not doing a good job ... and then he accuses her of copying people.

Bendet and Madden have history -- her company sued one of his companies, Betsey Johnson, back in 2018 for allegedly ripping off Alice + Olivia's "StaceFace" design, which consists of a stylized woman's face featuring large black framed sunglasses appearing above red lips.

Madden's company was accused of using a face design similar to Bendet's StaceFace on its products, and it appears the 2 sides reached a confidential settlement in June 2019.

Clearly, Bendet's not over it ... and neither is Madden. Making his outburst even worse -- Bendet says her 4-year-old daughter was present and can be heard yelling in the background.

Most of the comments on Stacey's post admonish Madden's behavior, including one by actress Michelle Trachtenberg, who wrote ... "He is just appalling !! Good for you for showing that evil vile excuse for a man."

Jeff Bezos Dropping $10B!!! to Combat Climate Change

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Jeff Bezos is putting his money where his mouth is ... he's committing to spending $10 BILLION of his own cash to fight climate change.

The Amazon honcho, who is worth around $130 billion, announced Monday he's launching the Bezos Earth Fund ... a global initiative he says will fund scientists, activists and non-government organizations that will spearhead efforts to protect the earth.

Bezos said, "Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share."

He's adamant, "We can save Earth. It's going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organizations, and individuals." Bezos said his fund will begin issuing grants this summer.

Valiant effort, for sure. This past year has seen some global catastrophes ... from major flooding in Italy to ravaging fires throughout Australia. Most recently, Antarctica hit near 70 degrees ... the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth's coldest continent.

Bezos -- who in the past has been blasted for poor working conditions and low wages at Amazon -- has ramped up his philanthropic efforts as of late. Just last November, his Day One Fund gave away nearly $100 million to 32 organizations fighting homelessness.

'Two and a Half Men' Star Conchata Ferrell on the Mend ... After Near-Fatal Illness


"Two and a Half Men" fans will be shocked to hear their beloved Berta almost died from an illness recently that had her in the ICU for an extended stay -- but the good news is she's getting better.

Conchata Ferrell was hospitalized this past December in Charleston, West Virginia -- where she'd been hanging out at her vacation home since Thanksgiving. We're told in early December, she came down with something leaving her feeling weak and frail -- which turned out to be a kidney infection that spread and began contaminating her blood.

Conchata was in the ICU for at least a couple weeks while doctors worked to treat her, and just this past January ... we're told she was finally released and put into transitional care.

She was recovering at her Charleston home for the rest of the month, going through physical therapy with nurses several times a day. We're told Conchata was bedridden and couldn't even walk until recently -- now, she's back in L.A. and on her own two feet once more.

Conchata tells TMZ ... she's really not too sure how she contracted the infection, as she's not really one to get sick all that often. That said, she tells us her family was with her through every step of the process and traveled out of state to see her on at least 6 occasions.

Her husband, Arnie, was by her side too ... working tirelessly every day to make sure Conchata was okay. According to her, Arnie hasn't taken care of anything a day in his life ... but was there for her when she needed him. They don't say "in sickness" for nothing!

As for the future, we're told Conchata wants to get back into acting ASAP -- but she's still a got some recovering to do until then. Feel better, CF ... helluva trooper if there ever was one.

Afroman Falls Off Stage!!! Hard Out Here for a Pimp Cup!!!


Afroman took a giant misstep while performing one of his hit tracks, and even though he went down hard ... he found a way to save his beloved pimp cup!!!

The rapper was in the middle of his famous song "Crazy Rap" -- AKA "Colt 45 and 2 Zig Zags" -- Saturday night at Montbleu Resort in Lake Tahoe when he took the spill off the stage. He popped right back up with a little assistance though ... and kept the flow going.

As you can see, he was holding the mic in his left hand and his pimp cup in his right before he fell ... and he says he saved the cup from any harm.

Afroman's producer, Ditch, tells TMZ ... the rapper's glass is no cheap knockoff -- it comes from Debbie the Glass Lady, creator of the Crunk Cup, and goes for about $3,000.

Ditch also says Afroman was not injured in the incident, but we pretty much already knew that ... because he was dancing it up with a mystery girl after his show, pimp cup still in hand.

Baby, that's all he needs.

Mike Trout Calls for MLB to Punish Players ... In Astros Cheating Scandal

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Here's a side of Mike Trout you don't see very often -- he's PISSED -- claiming MLB should punish the Houston Astros players who cheated their way to a World Series victory.

Trout -- the best player in baseball -- went off on the situation to reporters at an L.A. Angels spring training workout on Monday ... saying the players are getting off WAY too easy.

"They cheated," Trout said matter of factly ... "I don't agree with the punishments, the players not getting anything. It was a player-driven thing."

"It sucks too, because guys' careers have been affected. A lot of people lost jobs. It was tough. Me going up to the plate knowing what was coming -- it would be pretty fun up there."

Trout added, "It's sad for baseball ... it's tough."

The 28-year-old -- an 8-time All-Star and 3 times A.L. MVP -- said he noticed the Astros trash can banging during the 2017 season but didn't connect the dots until now.

"I lost some respect for some guys ... all the stuff coming out, it's tough to see."

As for the players accused of cheating, MLB commish Rob Manfred says he gave immunity to players who cooperated with the MLB's investigation ... which means no major punishment to the individuals.

A lot of people are PISSED -- claiming MLB needs to strip the Astros of their World Series title ASAP. But, so far, it doesn't appear like that's gonna happen.

Jubilee from 'The Bachelor' Busted for DUI


Jubilee Sharpe -- who appeared in Ben Higgins' season of "The Bachelor" -- better hope she does better in court than she did in rose ceremonies ... she got a DUI in South Florida.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Jubilee was busted Sunday for DUI in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was released under her own recognizance. It's unclear, at this point, what led to her arrest. We know she grew up in nearby Fort Lauderdale.

Jubilee -- an Army veteran who had a tough upbringing in an orphanage -- was famous for straight-up asking Ben during a group date if he saw a future with her. Ben said no and sent her packing. She finished in 11th place but would later return to seasons 3 and 5 for "Bachelor in Paradise."

During her first run on 'BiP' ... Jubilee was sent home in Week 1. She returned two seasons later but quit after Week 3.

The Bounce-Back Stripper My Next Career Move ... Sexy Food Critic!!!


Genea Sky -- the exotic dancer who came crashing down from a 15-foot stripper pole and kept twerking -- has her eyes on a new life after stripping ... she wants to critique food!!!

As you know, Genea says her stripping days are over after her super-scary plunge at a Texas strip club ... and now she's champing at the bit to become a food critic ... but she's gotta heal up from her injuries first, because her jaw is still wired shut!

Genea tells us she's ready and willing to sample anything edible ... but she says she's a chicken wing connoisseur and she's also got a thing for tacos and sushi.

The hardest part of being on the mend, Genea says, is being unable to eat her favorite foods ... and she's got another 3 weeks of getting her meals through a straw.

Genea says she's got the appetite of a football player and she's making her pitch to turn her food critic dream into a reality.

Bon appetit!!!

Jetman Dubai Pilot Debuts Insane New Jetpack ... Iron Man, Anyone???


Just when you thought technology couldn't get any crazier, Dubai turns the corner in the jetpack game ... and their latest gizmo's got us thinking superheroes here.

The Crown Prince, Hamdan Mohammed, linked to a video Monday morning showing off a sweet flight path taken by pilot Vince Reffe --- referred to as Jetman Dubai -- who flies around the city with an incredibly advanced jetpack that lets him zip around like Iron Man.

Check it out ... the dude doesn't just hover (which we've seen before). He actually reaches high-level altitudes here -- supposedly, as much as 1,800 meters in the air. And, BTW, this thing is pretty damn fast ... he reached these heights in a matter of seconds.

Not only that, but the pilot even does some light aerobatics up there before eventually using a parachute to come safely back down. There's a GoPro-like camera attached to the wings of the jetpack, so you get an up-close-and-personal look at his journey. It's wild.

So, real question ... are we all just living in a Marvel movie now?

Drew Carey Ex-Fiancee Murdered


Drew Carey's ex-fiancee, Dr. Amie Harwick, has been murdered after cops say an ex-boyfriend attacked her and caused her to fall from a third-story balcony.

Law enforcement sources say they got a call early Saturday morning of a woman screaming in a Hollywood Hills neighborhood. Cops were met in the street by Harwick's roommate, who said she was being assaulted inside her home.

We're told once officers attempted to get inside Harwick's home, they found her unresponsive underneath a third-story balcony, with injuries consistent with a fall. Harwick was taken to a hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Cops say evidence suggested there was forced entry and a struggle inside Harwick's home before she was discovered. Investigators located surveillance footage in the neighborhood and determined the suspect was a white male dressed in black.

Detectives learned Harwick had recently expressed concerns about an ex-boyfriend -- who she once had a restraining order against -- causing her harm. Cops say the restraining order ended just two weeks ago and Harwick had recently seen the ex.

Cops arrested the ex, Gareth Pursehouse, Saturday afternoon and booked him for murder.

Drew and Harwick started dating in 2017 and announced their engagement in early 2018. However, they split less than a year later.

The Beatles LOVE Rope Stunt Goes Terribly Wrong ... Show Ends Early


A super scary moment went down during a Sunday night showing of The Beatles LOVE in Las Vegas ... when one of the stunt performers took a nasty fall.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... a member of the Cirque du Soleil team was injured during the show at The Mirage and transported to a hospital. Fortunately, we're told the performer suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Could have been much worse, according to witnesses, who say a male LOVE performer was doing a rope stunt at a very great height when he lost control and fell. Those in the crowd described the incident as "shocking," "just awful" and "traumatizing."

Immediately after the fall, the show was stopped due to the medical situation and the audience was asked to leave. We're told the fall happened near the end of the show.

We don't know which song they were performing at the time, but the show is packed with incredible acrobatics set to Beatles hits. It's been one of the most popular shows on the strip since opening in 2006.

A rep for the show tells us the show stopped "as a precautionary measure and in accordance with our emergency response protocols."

They continue, "As always in the case of an accident, the artist will continue to be monitored by the show's medical and coaching teams to determine when he can return to his activities."

Originally Published -- 7:20 AM PT

Kim and Kanye Courtside for Kobe Tribute ... at NBA All-Star Game

The Kobe Bryant tributes were AMAZING at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night ... and some of the biggest stars in the world were front and center for all of the emotional moments.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sat courtside at the United Center in Chicago -- surrounded by stars like Cardi B, Chris Tucker, Ludacris, Offset, Chance The Rapper, Chadwick Boseman and more!

There's more ... a LOT more -- Fat Joe, Bad Bunny, Ninja, Spike Lee, Jeff Ross, Common, Tiffany Haddish and Jon Stewart were all on hand to watch Team LeBron take on Team Giannis.

But, the show started BEFORE tip-off when Chicago-native Jennifer Hudson performed an incredible tribute to Kobe ... with a beautiful video montage in the background.

One of the cooler tributes at the game was a Kobe tribute video with music by Dr. Dre. The video was created by 23-year-old director Gibson Hazard and Jackson Bannon ... and honestly, it's pretty amazing stuff.


As we previously reported, the NBA renamed the All-Star Game MVP award after Kobe ... and Kawhi Leonard became the first person to take home the Mamba-inspired honor.

After the game, Leonard told the crowd, "This one's for him."

Kobe and his daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Jan. 26 -- along with 7 other people.

A public memorial is scheduled to take place at Staples Center in L.A. on Feb. 24.