Paris Jackson Tried to Kill Herself Yesterday
MICHAEL JACKSON'S 15-year-old daughter PARIS was rushed to the hospital early yesterday morning after a suicide attempt.
According to various reports, Paris took about 20 Motrin and cut one of her wrists with a kitchen knife. She also left a suicide note, but the contents haven't been revealed.
According to one report, Paris realized she'd made a mistake almost immediately and, quote, "cried for help" . . . which saved her life.
Police responded to a 911 call at about 1:30 in the morning. Paris was taken to a nearby hospital and placed on a 72-hour mental health hold.
Sources say Paris had a fit Tuesday night when she was told she couldn't go see a MARILYN MANSON show on a school night. (Manson and ALICE COOPER are playing in L.A. TONIGHT.)
But there's a lot more going on than that, obviously. For starters, sources say Paris is still depressed over her father's death. And a statement from the attorney for Paris' grandmother, KATHERINE JACKSON, bears that out.
The lawyer said, quote, "Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you."
What's making matters worse is that she's supposed to testify in the wrongful death trial her family launched against Michael's concert promoters.
On Tuesday night, Paris Tweeted, quote, "I wonder why tears are salty?"
She also dropped in a line from the BEATLES classic "Yesterday" . . . "yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they're here to stay." (Ironically, Paris and her brothers own the rights to that song.)
Last month she referred to KURT COBAIN, who committed suicide himself, as "Jesus".
Recently, Paris had been spending a lot of time with her biological mother DEBBIE ROWE, and by all accounts, they were enjoying getting to know each other.
Yesterday, Debbie told "Entertainment Tonight" that Paris, quote, "has a lot going on."
The last thing we heard from the family was a statement from Paris' uncles TITO, MARLON and JACKIE last night. They said, quote, "Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for Paris. She is safe and doing fine.
Miguel Says He Didn't Defy Orders at the "Billboard Music Awards"
Earlier this week, there was a report that the producers at the "Billboard Music Awards" warned MIGUEL not to jump over the crowd, from the stage to a catwalk. But Miguel's rep says that's, quote, "completely false."
In fact, a "source close to Miguel" says the producers saw him doing the jump in rehearsals . . . and actually asked him if he was going to attempt it during the show, so they could make sure the cameras caught it.
Of course, he DID do it . . . and it didn't go well. He misjudged it, and landed . . . butt-first . . . on a woman named Khyati Shah. Now, Khyati's lawyer believes she may have suffered some sort of head or brain injury in the collision.
A neurologist checked her out, but the test results haven't been released.
Carrie Underwood Won Video of the Year at Last Night's "CMT Music Awards"
CARRIE UNDERWOOD'S "Blown Away" won Video of the Year. MIRANDA LAMBERT took home two buckles: "Mama's Broken Heart" won Female Video of the Year . . . and "Over You" was a Performance of the Year winner.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE'S breakout year is still going strong: Their smash hit "Cruise" won Duo Video of the Year . . . and Breakthrough Video of the Year.
Tiger Woods is the World's Highest-Paid Athlete Again
TIGER WOODS is once again the World's Highest-Paid Athlete, according to Forbes.com.
He's pulled in $78.1 million over the past year in prize money, endorsements, appearance fees and other sources.
Tennis stud ROGER FEDERER was second, with $71.5 million, followed by KOBE BRYANT with $61.9 million.
Here's the Top 5 . . .
1. Tiger Woods, $78.1 million
2. Roger Federer, $71.5 million
3. Kobe Bryant, $61.9 million
4. LeBron James, $59.8 million
5. Drew Brees, $51 million
Saying "Mother[Effer]" Helps Keep Samuel L. Jackson from Stuttering
"Mother[effer]" isn't just SAMUEL L. JACKSON'S favorite word. It's a LIFESAVER.
You may not have known this, but Sam is a stutterer. And earlier this week, he spoke at an event for the American Institute for Stuttering.
He told them, quote, "Some days, the best thing for me to do is say my favorite word, and I get through it: 'Mother[effer]!'"
When a reporter asked him if that was true, he said, quote, "I do that. Every day. I say it and it helps, like even if I just say it to myself, under my breath. I don't stutter when I say that word."