Joni Mitchell
Legendary Singer Hospitalized

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell -- who's synonymous with the Woodstock generation -- was rushed to a hospital after a 911 call from her home Tuesday. Sources tell us paramedics went to 71-year-old Mitchell's Los Angeles home around 2:30 PM. We're told the 911 call was for an unconscious female, but she was alert on the way to the hospital. Mitchell was in intensive care late Tuesday. It's unclear what prompted the medical emergency, but it appears to be quite serious. We've put in several calls to Joni's rep ... but haven't heard back. Mitchell's best known for her hit, "Big Yellow Taxi" ... which the Counting Crows famously covered in 2002. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Story developing ...

Andrew Getty
J. Paul Getty Grandson Dead from Trauma Ex-Girlfriend Detained

The grandson of J. Paul Getty was found dead Tuesday and TMZ has learned his ex-girlfriend is currently being detained as a possible witness/suspect. Cops tell us they are handling this as a death "under suspicious circumstances." We're told he suffered a traumatic injury to the rectal area and paramedics found significant bleeding. Andrew Getty was found in the bathroom of his L.A. home at around 2 PM. Law enforcement sources tell us the ex-GF called 911 to report cardiac arrest.  Our sources say Andrew and his ex-girlfriend have a storied history with the LAPD. Cops have been to his residence 31 times, mostly for domestic disturbances. Our sources say they have both frequently been under the influence of drugs during the police visits.  We're told the drugs cops found in the past were prescriptions.   As for their relationship, we're told he has a restraining order against her and she has been placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold in the past, after injuring cops when they responded to the house. We're also told she's allegedly broken into Andrew's house on numerous occasions.  Andrew's dad, Gordon Getty, is one of the richest men in the U.S. Forbes put Gordon's wealth at $2.1 billion ... the family was listed as the 54th richest ... worth an estimated $5 billion.

Philippe Chow Restaurant
We Love Black People Including Mavado

Philippe Chow restaurant has finally responded to Reggae star Mavado's claim that he was treated like crap because he's black ... the restaurant's response ... they happily cater to lots of black people all the time. TMZ broke the story ... Mavado and his family dined at the NYC restaurant last Thursday and were treated like second class citizens ... shuttled to the back of the restaurant, ordered not to take pictures, abused by their waiter and told never to come back, but after he left and they realized he was a star, they begged for forgiveness.  Now the eatery says, "Philippe Restaurant is proud to have an excellent relationship with all our customers, especially the black community and people of color," adding, "on a weekly basis we have famous and non-famous black people ..." Here's the best part. Philippe Chow says photos don't lie ... "Don't just listen to us, visit our Instagram and see for yourself." The restaurant disputes the claims of rudeness, but says if that's the impression that was left with Mavado they apologize.

UFC 189 Presser
Drunk Irish Guy Takes Mic ... Trash Talks Jose Aldo

// Two CLASSIC moments at the UFC 189 media event in Ireland moments ago -- when two fans hijacked the mic and started talking SMACK right to Jose Aldo ... and IT'S HILARIOUS!!! FYI -- Dana White opened up the event for questions from the media (and only the media) about the fight between Ireland's own Conor McGregor and Aldo set for July.  That's when some drunk dude took the mic and started spouting off at the mouth ... asking Aldo," Do you know the word spank? 'Cause you're gonna get SPANKED!" It went on for another minute ... funny stuff.  Then it gets BETTER -- when some little kid followed suit ... and demanded Aldo hand over the belt now, 'cause Conor's gonna beat his face in. 

Farrah Abraham
Backdoor Be Damned ... Little Girls Look Up to Me Now!

// Farrah Abraham is an example to young women on what NOT to do -- and yet pre-teen girls are flocking to her like she's a modern day Mother Teresa. Apologies to Mother Teresa's spirit. Abraham and her sparkling resume -- teen mom, stripper, porn star, author, DUI arrestee -- were leaving Planet Hollywood in NYC ... when an alarmingly young fan stopped her for a photo.  And then we got an even bigger shock as Farrah revealed she's going to become a plastic surgeon! Seriously ... she says. The phrase, "Do what you know" comes to mind ...

Disney Exec David Neuman
Sues Sexual Accuser You Extorted Me with False Claims

David Neuman, the former Disney exec who was accused of being part of a Hollywood sex ring that preyed on an underage boy ... has filed suit against his accuser, claiming it was all an extortion plot to shake down rich, gay entertainment honchos. Michael Egan claimed when he was 15 Neuman and others sexually abused him at various pool parties and did the same during two Hawaiian vacations. Egan's case fell apart after he was confronted with his own words from a previous case in which he swore Neuman "always acted appropriately towards me."   Now Neuman is suing Egan and his lawyer, Jeff Herman, for smearing his reputation. You may recall Egan and Herman held a news conference to make their graphic claims, but ended up with their tails between their legs. Neuman says the false claims were part of a scheme to "forever associate [him] with the worst demonic image of a gay man, a pedophile," if he didn't agree to ante up big bucks. Egan also sued TV honcho Garth Ancier and "X-Men" director Bryan Singer. Egan dismissed those cases as well.

Selena
Her Murder as Big as JFK Assassination

Selena's murder 20 years ago today was every bit as big as the death of John Lennon, Elvis Presley and the assassination of John F. Kennedy ... so claims the estate of the former Tejano music queen. Selena's estate claims in new legal docs her record label is hoarding huge amounts of money that should go to Selena's loved ones. In fact, the estate claims Selena actually became way more popular in death than life.  With 60 million albums sold, the estate is livid that UMG is not honoring the deal -- that the estate gets 50% of net profits for things like ringtones, downloads and other stuff. Selena was gunned down by the former president of her fan club on March 31, 1995. 

Amber Rose & Blac Chyna
Amateur Gynecologists This Is How We Do It

// Amber Rose and Blac Chyna let their fingers do a lot more than walking outside a Hollywood nightclub -- in fact, we can't really say what they were doing ... because we're too classy. The ex-stripper BFFs left the Ludacris album release party at Project Club LA and hopped into the same ride ... which was apparently so packed they had to lap up -- with Amber on top. We'll just say they kinda held an impromptu sex ed class for fans and photogs -- and everyone paid very close attention. Moms MILFS do the darndest things.

Jose Canseco
18-Year-Old Daughter Busted for DUI

Jose Canseco's model daughter isn't a model citizen ... she just got busted for DUI. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Josie Canseco was pulled over around 1 AM on the corner of La Cienega and Melrose (right in the heart of Hollywood) after cops observed her hitting a curb.  We're told the 18-year-old -- who's appeared on mom, Jessica's reality show -- was given field sobriety tests, which she didn't pass, and was subsequently arrested. But our sources say cops didn't think Canseco was under the influence of alcohol ... they believe it was drugs.  Canseco was booked around 6:15 AM and, as of this posting, is still locked up on $15,000 bail. We've reached out to Josie's rep, and also Jose ... no word back yet. //

The Game
Oh Crap!!! I Punched a Cop

The Game picked the wrong guy to sock in the mouth during a basketball game ... TMZ has learned his victim is an LAPD officer. Law enforcement sources tell us the guy who got into it with the rapper during the hoops game over the weekend is a rookie cop ... who was off-duty at the time. It's interesting -- as TMZ first reported ... Game is saying the guy threatened him before the fight by hinting he was going to get a gun out of his gym bag. For his part, the punchee told responding officers Game is the one who issued a death threat. Our Game sources say he denies that. We're told LAPD is investigating the Game for battery -- and also the off-duty officer. If he really did threaten to get his gun ... he could be in big trouble. 

Dave Chappelle
Drunken Idiot Arrested After Throwing Banana Peel

Dave Chappelle was the victim of a drunken racist attack during a New Mexico show -- a guy in the crowd threw a banana peel at him ... then got thrown in jail for it. Santa Fe cops busted Christian Englander after he hit Chappelle in the leg with the banana Monday night. Not shockingly ... police say he appeared to be wasted, and confessed to doing it. Englander told cops he was angry because Chappelle had singled out his friend who was drawing in a book. He says the friend identified himself as "Johnny Appleseed" ... and then Dave started cracking on him. Ironically, Englander says he thought Dave was making racist jokes at his friend's expense ... and that's why he whipped the banana peel.  He was booked for battery and disorderly conduct. During the show, Chappelle got pretty angry and started threatening -- jokingly he said -- to retaliate if he found out who threw the peel. //

TMZ Live
Terrence Howard: 'Empire' is Making My Ex-Wife Rich Too!

// HERE'S THE RUNDOWN Brett Ratner & Mariah Carey's Romantic Yacht Weekend French Montana's Boozy Boating Adventure Jamie Foxx Makes a Transphobic Joke about Bruce Jenner Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Bury the Hatchet

Terrence Howard
Ex-Wife Is Biggest 'Empire' Fan ... Said His Wallet [TMZ TV]

// Terrence Howard’s ex-wife Michelle watched "Empire" closer than most fans because if Terrence earns over a certain amount he has to fork over a huge check.  And you guessed it ... his $125k/episode is way over the amount. Translation – Michelle suddenly LOVES "Empire!!"