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The Z List - This Week's Biggest Losers 3/24/07

3/24/2007 4:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Spring is definitely in the air, what with the hint of rehab romance (Britney), community service romance (Naomi) and titanic onscreen reunion romance (Kate and Leo cast in Dreamworks' "Revolutionary Road"). But for others, this week proved to be as thorny as a rose bush.

Mel GibsonMel Gibson: To paraphrase your "Lethal Weapon" LAPD partner Murtaugh, "This s**t's getting old." As reported exclusively by TMZ, the 51-year-old Aussie gave first-time director Russell Crowe ("The Bra Boys") a lesson on how NOT to field questions from the audience Thursday night, when he unleashed a Northridge earthquake of his own. CSUN Assistant Professor of Central American Studies Alicia Estrada dared to question the historical accuracy of Mel's "Apocalypto." In going Mayan on her ass, he swapped out last summer's invective "Hey Sugar Tits!" for the less flirty come-on "Lady, f**k off!" But c'mon, Mel! Seriously, you're done at this point on the apology trail; just cut to the chase and start working on a script for "The Michael Richards Story."



Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson: What in the name of Effie were this gal's William Morris agents thinking? As reported by TMZ, by the agents yanking Starbucks' chain with rider requests such as early-morning baked chicken wings and all-day humming humidifiers, they caused Chairman Howard Schultz to deem this Dreamgirl a nightmare -- and he pulled the plug on a performance planned for a Seattle shareholders meeting. The loser here may quickly turn out to be WMA, if Hudson punishes them for this unauthorized behavior by sashaying down Wilshire Blvd. to, say, CAA. Call this one a Venti screw-up.

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy: Maybe if Hudson runs into fellow WMA client Murphy in the halls of the agency's El Camino Drive headquarters, she can launch into a stirring rendition of, "And I Am Telling You (I Am Not Getting Why You're Doing Starship Dave)." Less than a month after Oscar voters told Eddie to stick it where the Sunshine shines, the actor is - incredibly - trading in his "Norbit" fatsuit for an "Adventures of Pluto Nash" era spacesuit. That's right; in the science-fiction comedy "Starship Dave," to be directed by "Nortbit" helmer Brian Robbins, we can all look forward to watching Eddie star as both an alien and the lovestruck, human embodiment of his spaceship. Danger, Mr. Robinson!

Terry McMillanTerry McMillan: Up San Francisco way, a juicy, juicy post-divorce saga is brewing, thanks to a $40 million lawsuit filed by the author of "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" and other tomes against her Jamaican-born ex-husband, Jonathan Plummer. She insists that the now openly gay hairdresser (and his attorney) committed perjury during the 2005 divorce proceedings, while unsuccessfully attempting to nullify a pre-nuptial agreement. At that time, Plummer's accusations included claims that McMillan repeatedly used the word "fag" and once threw a ceramic object at him while visiting his dog-grooming business. Throw in McMillan's claim that Plummer has violated the restraining order against him, and you've easily got the most titillating SF smackdown this side of Phil Bronstein.

Brian GrazerBrian Grazer: They're calling it Grazergate, but it's really more like Martinezgate. Through no fault of his own, the Imagine Entertainment titan got dragged into an unholy Spring Street mess this week, when his guest-edited Sunday L.A. Times Op Ed pages were scrapped, after revelations that the paper's Opinions Editor, Andres Martinez, was dating a 42 West publicist linked to Imagine. In the ensuing fracas, Martinez quit, and now Grazer may have to offer him a three-picture deal or something. Some pundits are calling Times publisher David Hiller the Grinch Who Stole Grazer's Thunder; others are applauding his handling of this so-called ethics plunder. But one thing's for sure; the paper's Op Ed pages have never even come close to being this exciting.
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Yeah, you ARE nuts!    

WHAT is wrong with him? Brain damage? Senility? It is like he no longer has any control of himself and should not be let out in public! He has all the behavior of Phil Spector!

2770 days ago
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ONE WHO KNOWS    

HEY, TMZ!!!

FIRST YOU IMPRESS US BY GETTING EXCLUSIVES ON THE ANNA NICOLE SMITH SITUATION, AND THEN........YOU DON'T! WHY> BECAUSE
YOU'RE GOING BACK TO THE MEL GIBSON RANTS.
WHY DON'T YOU DO US ALL A FAVOR--IF MEL GIBSON IS SO ANGRY, WHY DON'T YOU SEND HIM TO THE BAHAMAS TO 'TAKE CARE' OF HOWARD $TERN???

AND DROP THIS MEL STORY--IT'S GETTING OLD AND IT MAKES YOU GUYS LOOK LIKE YOU HATE ANYONE WHO ISN'T JEWISH, OH-KAY???!!!

2770 days ago
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John    

He's another cry-baby Republican loser who has beaten Jesus to a bloody pulp.
His childish mentality is: If you don't believe what I believe, then 'eff you!

It's also why America wen't into the Dark Ages, right after the idiotic George Bush and his Republican flunkies came to power after the stolen election of 2000. They used and abused Jesus for their own ends and failed at everything they did.
That's why I say that Mel and the Repiglicans are: losers-losers uber alles!
(I am putting a thumb and finger in the shape of an "L" over my forehead.)

2770 days ago
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Lwessonmon    

Besides, in the opening of the movie Hot Shots there is a part where they portray a Latin man as a leaf blower. Who is to say that only Latin men use leaf blowers? I saw no one getting upset about THAT.

2770 days ago
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Lehua    

But the thing is that it may likes the other peoples too. Any guess why??

2770 days ago
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lworth    

Mel Gibson. HATE HIM!!!
never liked his attitude...now i hate it.
i have a drunk asshole uncle like him.....and i dont see him.....why would i pay to see an assholes film?!
why cant we become estranged from Mel Gibson.can i petition a court somewhere for that???

2770 days ago
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someone    

I still love you Mel!

2770 days ago
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No place now but UP    

Good for Mel. Free speech lives.

2770 days ago
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Ms Kris    

The comment about Russell in the story on Mel was NOT NECESSARY.

2770 days ago
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~renee    

Good for Mel. I'm sick and tired of every dang issue comming down to racism. I'm convinced you have to be a dman racist in the first place to even think to ask that question!
Sometimes a movie is just a movie. Every friggin detail cannont be correct or no one would pay to see it! Lets face it, the reason people make the damn things is to earn $$$$$$$$$$$

2770 days ago
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lworth    

#9...r u serious! who can read that crazy manifesto of opinion?!

2770 days ago
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Hmm    

Good for Mel. that girl should re take those mayan classes again. back then there were extreme sacrifices. so what is she talking about?!!! people tend to be stupid when it comes to real history. leave the man alone

2770 days ago
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Becky    

Mel made a movie
And now it has to be picked apart by people with nothing else to do
Do the go to movies just to have something to b**ch about?
I dont blame him at all for being sick of all the nagging about any thing he does
He was willing to make the appearance but of course some self rightous wanna bees have to start whining

2770 days ago
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Miapocca    

#14 you did and exactly what is your point?????

2770 days ago
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xyz    

Mel Gibson is an overrated pig. Yellow teeth, dirty looking, vile pig. I hope Hollywood kicks this racist to the curb. He is a looser.

2770 days ago
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