"American Hustle" producers took a well-known science author who once wrote about microwaves and cooked his goose in less than 30 seconds ... and now he's suing for defamation.
Paul Brodeur writes about environmental stuff. He is incensed at a scene in the Oscar-nominated flick in which Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) tells Irving (Christian Bale) that microwaves take all the nutrition out of food, and she proves it's true by holding up a magazine article written by Brodeur.
Mr. Brodeur says the writers and actors are liars who lie, because he's actually on record -- in a magazine -- in which he answers the question, "Is there any danger in eating food cooked by microwaves?" He says, "None that is known."
Brodeur claims his reputation in the scientific community is now toast, and he's been subjected to scorn and ridicule.
The author wants a million bucks from Atlas Entertainment, Annapurna Productions and Columbia Pictures. He also wants a judge to order the removal of his name from all copies of the film.
Bravo Star Geneva Thomas
Suing Co-Star for $25M
I'VE BEEN FRAMED!!!
10/30/2014 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Blood, Sweat & Heels" star Geneva Thomas is suing her co-star for $25 MILLION ... claiming the woman got her falsely painted as a violent criminal.
Thomas claims Melyssa Ford defamed her after an ugly fight on a boat last week while shooting their show. Ford claimed Thomas grabbed a glass bottle and shattered it over her head. Ford had to get 3 staples in her head to close the bloody gash.
We have video of the fight -- it's not clear who started it and we don't see the bottle smash ... but Thomas is pretty confident she's in the clear.
Apparently authorities disagree ... Thomas was arrested after the fight and she's been charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
I Was Sexually Abused As A Child
10/30/2014 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mike Tyson says he was sexually abused as a child ... by a man who snatched him off the street when he was only 7-years-old.
Tyson visited "Opie Radio" on SiriusXM earlier this week and opened up about how an old creepy man he didn't know abducted him and abused him roughly 41 years ago.
During the interview, Tyson explained ... "[the man] bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff ... snatched me off the street. I was a little kid. Never seen him again."
Mike says he never spoke with police about the incident.
When asked if he was emotionally scarred -- Mike told Opie he's just not sure.
Hometown to Declare
'Madison Bumgarner Day'
10/30/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SF Giants hero Madison Bumgarner is about to get his OWN DAY in the town where he grew up ... with officials telling TMZ Sports there's even talk of a parade to honor the World Series MVP.
We spoke with an official from Caldwell County, N.C. -- population just over 80,000 -- who tells us Madison is the talk of the town ... everyone is so proud of their hometown hero after his legendary pitching performance against the Royals.
In fact, plans are already in motion to determine which day of the year will become "Madison Bumgarner Day."
We're told the only thing holding up the date selection is Madison's schedule -- because officials want to select a day when Madison is in town.
Officials tell us there are talks of throwing a parade in Madison's honor -- but those plans are not set in stone yet.
We reached out to Madison -- but as you can imagine, he's a pretty busy guy today.
Meantime, officials have already put up a billboard to honor Madison.
Pretty cool, right?
I'mma Let You Pose For MY Pics
... That Sweatshirt is Dope
10/30/2014 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West doesn't fraternize with photogs ... but when one of the guys snapping his pics is wearing a dope sweatshirt -- Yeezus changes his tune.
Mr. West was catching a cab Wednesday in New York City when one of the photogs caught Kanye's eye ... his fashion eye.
Kanye put his trip on pause and snapped a few pics of the sweatshirt.
But maybe the most puzzling thing ... why is Kanye taking a Yellow Cab?
Hey, Mr. President
... 'Memba Me? Harvard?
10/30/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Photog Was Harassing My Kid
And I Did NOTHING
10/30/2014 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight -- who is currently behind bars for allegedly robbing a paparazzo -- says he didn't steal anything, but the people who took her camera did so in defense of Suge's small child.
Sources connected to the rap mogul tell TMZ ... the photog was filming Suge's 4-year-old son in an alley, and when one of Katt Williams' female companions asked her to stop, she just kept shooting.
The photog -- who is legendary in L.A. for her confrontations with celebs and other photogs -- was confronted by Katt's friend and the 2 got into it. Katt's friend asked her to erase the video of the child but she refused.
Our Suge sources say the photog is a liar and her camera was NEVER stolen ... that she had it in her possession when cops came. The woman claims Katt snatched the camera.
Our law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... they believe Suge orchestrated the entire thing and that Katt was just following his orders. As for Katt, he told us he'd rather take the fall than sell out Suge.
The stakes are high ... Katt faces 7 years in prison if convicted. Suge could go to jail for the rest of his life.
CANCELS Cosby Interview
After Rape Allegations Resurface
10/30/2014 10:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby won't be promoting his new comedy tour on Queen Latifah's talk show ... because the Queen and her crew got cold feet after rape allegations resurfaced.
Comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby out last week during a stand up set ... wondering out loud if people remembered Bill had been accused of rape by 13 women over the years. The old news got re-circulated, even though there were not fresh allegations.
Production sources tell us Latifah honchos didn't want the association so they 86'd Cosby. They're particularly sensitive because a video from Latifah's show just went viral, showing a 13-year-old gay kid going crazy on the show after winning VIP Ru Paul tickets.
Cosby has never been criminally charged with sexual assault ... but he has been sued.
As for Latifah ... good thing Jon Cryer is still booked.
A show spokesperson just told TMZ, "Mr. Cosby's scheduled appearance on The Queen Latifah Show was postponed at his request and was in no way related to any of our recent or upcoming scheduled guests."
Our sources stand by the story.
Bad Head for Biz
Allegedly Jacking Idea Could Cost Her Millions
10/30/2014 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan got in bed with a website developer, fell in love with his idea ... and then screwed him -- the bad way -- by taking his idea to someone else ... according to the developer who's now suing her and her brother.
Fima Potik says Lindsay and her bro Michael Lohan Jr. agreed to work with him on Spotted Friend -- a website that gives people a chance to see the clothes in celeb's closets ... according to his lawsuit.
But Potik says LiLo and MiLo Jr. backed out and took his idea to another investor. He says he got a text from Michael Jr. saying he wanted a bigger cut of the company, or else.
In the suit, Potik says Lindsay and Michael went off and started an app called Vigme ... which he describes as a carbon copy of Spotted Friend. So, he's suing them in NY State to get Vigme shut down. He also wants a ton of cash -- more than $60 MILLION!
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'Family Guy' Star Alex Borstein
Husband Files For Divorce ...
I Want Pewterschmidt $$$
10/30/2014 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lois Griffin may lose some of her Pewterschmidt inheritance ... Alex Borstein's husband has filed for divorce -- and it looks like he's about to cut the deck in half.
Jackson Douglas has been married to Alex for 16 years ... before she struck gold on "Family Guy." There's no indication of a prenup, but there is evidence there are MILLIONS at stake. Alex reportedly makes somewhere between $3-5 MILLION per season for voicing Peter's wife, Lois. And all it takes is a few hours a month.
Jackson -- who played Jackson Belleville on "Gilmore Girls" -- stands to walk away with half the earnings under the laws of California.
He also wants joint custody and spousal support.
Sources tell us it's an amicable split though ... and Jackson wants to make sure his kids aren't traumatized from the split.
The Great Painted Nails Mystery
10/29/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Taunted on the Golf Course
10/30/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner has been taunted where he golfs everyday ... by a few jerks who think Bruce's new look doesn't belong on the links or in the locker room.
Sources connected with Bruce tell TMZ ... almost everyone who golfs with Bruce at his country club in Thousand Oaks has been gracious ... but several people are acting like 14-year-old boys.
In one case ... a golfer passed Bruce on the green and screamed out, "How's your d**k" ... suggesting it might not be there much longer. Bruce was cool -- he laughed and responded by pointing to his crotch and saying, "It's right here. It hasn't worked in 20 years."
Another guy heckled Bruce in the locker room, mocking his ombre hairstyle and threatening to cut it off.
Bruce still goes to the club religiously, and most people treat him warmly and with respect.
As for the 2 idiots ... it's 2014, and people have a right to live their lives the way they want as long as they don't hurt anyone. And Bruce can probably kick their asses in golf.