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Amy Pascal

Hey Media, There's 2 of Us

You Got the Wrong Amy!

33 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Amy Pascal Look AlikeAmy Pascal spent Wednesday afternoon tooling around L.A. on the TMZ Hollywood Tour, while Sony was in utter turmoil.

Amy is NOT the same Amy Pascal who runs Sony Pictures, but tell that to USA Today, Time.com and various other media outlets, that have plastered her picture on their publications and dragged her face through the mud.

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You gotta see the video ... Amy, a marketing exec, says she was at an AdWeek event a few months ago and had her pic taken on the red carpet. Her pic showed up on Getty Images and was misidentified as the Amy Pascal from Sony.

News outlets took the pic and ran, which pisses her off because she's 41 ... 15 years younger than her namesake.

Now she's getting a torrent of angry tweets from people who think she sent all those emails.

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'Real Housewife' Phaedra Parks

Me and the Kids Are Going

To the Big House For XMAS!

43 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Phaedra Parks Visiting Apollo Nida Prison"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks says she's going to prison for the holidays, and she may be bringing her kids.

Phaedra's hubby Apollo Nida is serving an 8 year sentence for money laundering and check fraud, and it looked like it would be the loneliest of times because Phaedra said she would NOT visit him.

But she's softened for the holidays, and now says her and the kids will probably go on a field trip to the big house.

And check this out ... even though she's said she'll divorce Apollo, she's still wearing the ring.

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'The Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd

Snubs Fans Hard

53 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF


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may have just won "The Voice," but he wouldn't even be a finalist in "The Brain," because he almost immediately disrespected the fans who will determine his long-term success. 

Boyd was leaving an NYC office Building Wednesday ... when he squeezed in an autograph and a mid-stride selfie, and then blazed past the other fans.

The little people know the game, and warned the singer he's starting off on the wrong foot.

"The Voice" is a really good show. Now name one of the past winners.

Soap Star Crystal Hunt

I Cut a Woman's Face

And it Only Cost Me $3,600!

12/18/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1217-crystal-hunt-INSTAGRAM-01Soap star Crystal Hunt destroys faces and dreams according to the woman she attacked this year ... now she's paying out ... but it seems like a drop in the bucket.

The "One Life to Live" actress went to town on Elizabeth Nam during a bar brawl, cracking a bar glass on her face, requiring doctors, plastic surgeons and even a shrink.  

You'd think the bills, along with her pain and suffering, would be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

But a criminal court judge just ordered Crystal to pay a measly $3,600 to Elizabeth in restitution. It's unclear why the amount is so low.

Crystal has pled no contest to assault, and has been placed on 3 years probation and ordered to perform 45 days of community labor.

Sounds like Elizabeth got hit ... and then slapped in the face. But Elizabeth can still file a civil suit.

Ashton Kutcher

Real Deal Jiu-Jitsu Ass Kicker ...

Says Legendary Trainer

48 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1217-ashton-kutcher-rigan-machado-01Ashton Kutcher's first move after wrapping "Two and a Half Men" could be becoming a world champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, if he wants it -- no joke -- according to his famous trainer.

Rigan Machado tells TMZ Sports he heard all the haters after Ashton earned his purple belt earlier this year. Detractors thought it was just a case of Hollywood favoritism, but Machado says Kutcher is a serious terror on the mats.

Rigan says Kutcher is the best celeb he's ever trained -- which doesn't seem like a high bar --  but he adds ... Ashton could beat some pros ... "because his background is in [high school] wrestling he learns so fast." 

Machado has a big Jiu-Jitsu event scheduled for January ... and says he's invited Kutcher "to come and compete if he wants to, if he decides to compete he will do will good."

We just got an idea for the 'Men' finale ... if Charlie Sheen returns as rumored.

Guess Who This

BOWED BEAUTY

TURNED INTO!

12/18/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1225_wrapping_paper_kid_launchBefore this gifting little girl was a prepackaged pop star she was just another cute little kid getting into the Christmas spirit. Can you guess who she is?!

In other news...

Teresa Giudice's Daughter Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Teresa Giudice's daughter Gia is back with another over-produced music video, but at least this one isn't as scandalous as her last.

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'Married At First Sight' Lawsuit

Till Theft Of My Idea

Do Us Part

12/18/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A&E
 doesn’t think the idea of a marriage reality game show is sacred … at least that's the allegation in a new lawsuit.

Yaina Williams says she's the brainchild behind “Married at First Sight” -- a show that follows six couples that get hitched the moment they meet.

Williams claims she uploaded her treatment to a site called the TV Writers Vault back in 2011 and later found out an exec at Lifetime -- owned by A&E Networks -- downloaded it a year later.

She says the next thing she knew ... promos for MAFS were running on the network and she flipped out.

Williams says the the show is so similar to her treatment ... they even share the same tagline, "Can Love Happen at First Sight." And she says the use of experts, online voting and a 6-month couples check-up were all copied.

She wants a judge to order the network to stop airing the show. And she also wants money.

Calls to A&E have not been returned.

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Newt Gingrich

Sony Hacking Is An Act of War ...

Let's Hunt Them Down

12/17/2014 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

121714_newt_gingrich_launch_v3Newt Gingrich wants President Obama to treat the Sony hackers just like Osama Bin Laden -- by tracking them down and getting revenge for what he calls America's first defeat in a cyber war.

We talked to the former Speaker of the House in NYC ... right after Sony announced it was pulling "The Interview" from theaters and he did not try to hide his anger over the hack.

Gingrich says we've now opened the door for foreign terrorists to control American media. As he puts it ... "If they [the Sony hackers] can pull it off, do the Iranians come next?"

Watch the video ... Newt does suggest a plan for Sony to save face and stick it to the hackers.

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Was This Brooklyn Decker Nip Slip Really An Accident?

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Nick Jonas

I'm a Big Pianist

... Don't Be 'Jealous'

12/17/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ TV

121714_tv_tune_in_nick_jonas_launchNick Jonas killed it on the famous giant piano at FAO Schwarz in New York City ... playing his new hit song. And with a new show, new physique and hot GF -- we're declaring Nick the winner of 2014.

Yep, the whole damn year. Now check out his footwork!
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Sony

Pulls the Plug on 'The Interview'

12/17/2014 2:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1216-sony-the-interview-posters-4update_graphic_red_bar3:15 PM PT -- U.S. investigators have determined the Sony hackers were working with, or for, North Korea ... according to CNN.
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has pulled the plug on the XMAS release of "The Interview," after a number of theater chains bailed.

TMZ broke the story Thursday morning ... Sony execs felt their out was if distributors yanked the film because of safety concerns. That would give Sony an out without directly bending to the hackers.

Sony just released a statement, saying, "In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release."

The statement goes on, saying, "We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public."

The execs are underscoring the distinction between pulling the film because of the distributors rather than out of fear, saying, "We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome."  

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Kylie Jenner's Butt Suddenly Doubles In Size

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Stephen Collins

Victim Says Apology NOT Accepted

12/17/2014 1:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The woman who was just 10 when Stephen Collins molested her and placed her hand on his penis says she's not buying his belated apology.

The woman -- now in her 50s -- is telling family members, "Stephen is minimizing the incident. It was not just a spontaneous touching ... that aggression resulted in him ejaculating."   

She also scoffs at Collins decision not to apologize to her and another one of his victims, saying, "His assertion that he wanted to avoid reopening an old wound seems nonsensical to me."

She doesn't believe there are only 3 victims -- the ones he confessed to on audio.   

The woman has filed a police report with the NYPD and an investigation is underway, but we're told any case would be rejected because of the statute of limitations.

She clearly wants more than a mea culpa, asking, "Why isn't he donating any disposable income, beyond what he needs to survive, to a child-abuse charity?"  And shes says, "Maybe he should at least try apologizing to his victims."

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Bryan Singer Accuser

Indicted For Fraud

12/17/2014 11:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Michael Egan -- the man who accused "X-Men" director, Bryan Singer, and mega producer Garth Ancier of repeatedly sexually assaulting him when he was 15 years old -- has been criminally indicted for securities and wire fraud. 

Egan made a spectacle of his allegations by holding a news conference in which he described in lurid detail what he claimed to be an organized sex ring at various pool parties.

Egan abruptly withdrew his lawsuits after his case began crumbling. The feds indicted Egan Thursday for allegedly defrauding investors by promising to invest money in Halloween-themed ventures, but instead pocketing the cash to pay for personal expenses.

According to the indictment Egan lied about owning parts of Vegas hotels and casinos and knowing the CEO of a major bank. He also allegedly duped an attorney into telling his investors that he had $13 million in assets when in reality he had less then $11K to his name.

If convicted he could face up to 20 years in prison and $5 million dollars in fines.

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