Freddie Prinze Jr. just UNLOADED on Kiefer Sutherland -- saying he HATED working with Kiefer on "24" and calling him the "most unprofessional dude in the world."
Freddie made the comments at Comic-Con -- telling ABC News his experience on "24" in 2010 was so bad, he wanted to quit acting altogether.
"I did '24' ... it was terrible. I hated every moment of it. I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped."
He then turned his sights to Sutherland -- saying, "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face. I think everyone that's worked with him has said that."
In fact, Prinze Jr. still hates Kiefer so badly, he took a shot at the actor for being short -- saying, "I went and worked for Vince McMahon at the WWE, for Christ's sake … but, at least he was cool and tall. I didn't have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do [at 24]. Just put the guy on an apple box or don't hire me next time. You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5'4."
He clearly changed his tune ... back in 2010 Prinz had nothing but good things to say about working with Kiefer.
My Russian Beer Commercial
Doesn't Make Me Pro-Putin
31 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
David Duchovny says his beer commercial musing about living his life as a Russian does NYET mean he supports Russian politics -- especially the invasion of the Ukraine.
Duchovny's statement to TMZ comes in the middle of a flurry of criticism over his commercial for a Russian Siberian beer -- Siberian Crown. Duchovny wonders in the spot what his life would be like if he was Russian ... fantasizing about being a cosmonaut, a ballerina, and other Russian stuff.
The actor tells TMZ, "I am proud of my Russian, Ukrainian, Scottish and Polish heritage as I am proud of my American heritage."
Duchovny goes on, "But being proud of one's ancestry is not a political statement on any current government or public policies."
He insists the beer commercial is not a political statement, but adds, "In retrospect, and in light of recent tragic events, I can now see the potential for misunderstanding and hope people will understand."
Comic Con 2014
Sexual Harassment Runs Rampant Among the Nerds
48 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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12 Weeks Anger Management
7/28/2014 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Situation just accepted a plea deal for 12 weeks of anger management following his arrest for assaulting his brother last month ... TMZ has learned.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has been incentivized ... if he completes the program to the judge's satisfaction ... the assault charge will be reduced to a petty crime - disorderly conduct.
The plea deal was unveiled this morning in court in Middletown, NJ. Sitch was with Frank ... the brother he punched in their tanning salon ... and told us he's not looking forward to anger management, but admits he could probably use it.
Sitch's attorney Edward Fradkin says the anger counseling will be done on a one-on-one basis.
GTL and AM.
MMA Robbery Hero
It's My Dream To Fight In UFC
7/28/2014 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The MMA fighter who BEAT THE LIVING CRAP out of 3 scumbags during a robbery in Houston tells TMZ Sports he wants to go from the gas station to the Octagon ... to fight in the UFC.
The video has been exploding on the Internet -- showing Mayura Dissanyake unleashing the fury outside the Fuel Depot when he saw his co-worker getting robbed outside.
Now, Mayura -- a former MMA champ in Sri Lanka -- says he hopes his new found fame helps him get a shot with the greatest MMA organization on the planet.
"I want to make it to the UFC. That is my dream ... the whole reason I moved to the States"
UFC boss Dana White has already taken notice -- telling us he "LOVED" the footage and considers Mayura a hero.
Mayura says he has a fight in Houston next month -- and hopes he can prove he's got what it takes.
In fact, Mayura tells us he's still training 5-days-a-week ... when he's not manning the register at the gas station ... and says he loves his job because it works around his MMA schedule.
"The policy [at Fuel Depot] is ... if someone steals something, I'm told to not chase after them. But in this instance it wasn't someone stealing something, it was my friend who was in trouble. I HAD to help."
Sucking Face ...
Hey, That's Not Her BF!
7/28/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton and boyfriend River Viiperi are on the outs, cause she was sucking face with some guy on the beach this weekend ... someone other than River.
Hilton and her new male model friend Josh Upshaw were in Malibu Sunday when they got deep into a make out sesh ... right in the open. According to our sources, Paris and River ended their relationship amicably recently.
Neither has spoken about the break-up, but they haven't been seen together for several months now.
The River no longer runs through it.
One Direction's Zayn Malik
I'm Definitely Pro-Palestine
7/28/2014 8:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Zayn Malik from One Direction has dared to go where Rihanna chickened out ... he just tweeted, "#FreePalestine."
The 21-year-old singer -- who grew up Muslim -- posted his comment Sunday night and lots of followers quickly reacted. One posted, "Are you still alive? You should be dead by now and kill yourself." Another said, "You and your family need to die."
Someone -- apparently in Israel -- wrote, "U have fans in #Israel. It broke me that one of my idols wand (sic) me to die."
Malik -- unlike Rihanna -- didn't back down. She removed an identical tweet 8 minutes after it was posted.
Keith Urban Concert
Dozens of People Treated, Arrested for Booze OD
7/28/2014 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A Keith Urban concert devolved into a drunken mess Saturday night ... with dozens of people being treated by medical personnel for alcohol issues ... and a number of others being arrested.
Urban was playing at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, about 30 miles south of Boston. According to local police and fire officials, 46 people were treated and 22 taken to local hospitals ... mostly due to drinking. Things were so bad, officials had to activate "a phase one EMS plan" ... which included ambulances from five surrounding communities.
People were so drunk at the show ... 50 people were taken into protective custody for their own good and many others arrested ... all for "alcohol-related issues."
Who knew a Keith Urban concert was such a good time?
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By the Short Hairs
7/28/2014 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber made it to the Young Hollywood Awards Sunday just by the tiny hairs of his chinny chin chin.
Justin's been working on the stache for around 3 years ... by our count.
He's no Burt Reynolds.
This Time It's a Lambo!
7/28/2014 6:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Let's all take a moment to congratulate Sean Kingston on his repo hat trick ... because Sunday night in Hollywood, he got a third car repossessed.
Kingston's white Lamborghini was parked near the intersection of Hollywood and Vine ... until it was lifted up on a flatbed and towed away. The singer is never seen in the video.
Sources connected with the singer tell TMZ ... the Lambo was a lease and Sean hadn't made payments for 6 months.
This has happened to Kingston not once, but twice in the last few months. On March 26, Kingston had his Bentley repo'd outside a swanky Hollywood hotel ... while he was inside. A huge fight broke out when his boys tried to stop it ... but the car was towed away nonetheless.
The week before that, his Mercedes Benz G-Class SUV met the same fate after he fell three months behind on the payments.
We reached out to Kingston ... so far no word back.
I'm Done with L.A.
Wanna Buy My Home for $100 Mil?
7/28/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Petra Ecclestone -- the fashion designer and daughter of a Formula One billionaire who plunked down $85 Mil on Aaron Spelling's mega-mansion just 3 years ago -- wants to unload the property, but ONLY to someone who will pay more than the most expensive house in L.A.
Real estate sources tell TMZ ... Ecclestone and her husband are moving back to London and want to unload the 57,000 square foot Holmby Hills estate. She's given 5 top L.A. realtors a secret listing ... aka a pocket listing.
Petra -- who came to L.A. hoping to be the next big socialite thing -- bought the mansion from Candy Spelling for $85 mil. Petra spent a fortune redoing the joint, and now she's got a price ... and it's astronomical.
Petra wants AT LEAST as much as the most expensive property in L.A. -- it's called Fleur de Lys, and it sold in March for $102 MIL. To give you an idea ... it has a ballroom that accommodates 650 rich souls.
We're guessing part of the problem might be the fact that Petra and her hubby have one kid, and maybe 57,000 square feet is a little too big.
Wrestling Star Buff Bagwell
My New Move is Porn
7/28/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Buff Bagwell in the Buff ... is what we think Vivid will title what could be his first XXX flick.
Buff -- who starred on "Gigolos" -- caught the eye of Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch, who calls a BB film an "absolute blockbuster."
Hirsch and Buff met recently to hammer out a deal ... and there was a third person in the room -- Buff's wife, Judy.
Judy has got to be the envy of every wild husband in America. In addition to flirting with porn, Buff has intimated he has sex with the women for whom he gigolos. And she's cool with that, too.
I'm Too Broke To Pay My Ex
I Live On $6K A Month
7/28/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Terrence Howard's ex-wife threatened to blackmail him to get a RIDICULOUS amount of spousal support -- or so he claims -- leaving him with a scant $6K a month ... and now he's gunning to undo the injustice.
Terrence filed new court docs ... asking a judge to throw out his divorce settlement with Michelle Howard. He says they were only married a year and he was extorted and blackmailed into signing the settlement.
Michelle's not backing down, claiming he owes her $325K in spousal support.
Terrence claims he could never pay her that money ... because he only takes home $5,878 a month.
Howard claims the balance of his earnings are earmarked for another ex-wife, Lori McMasters, to pay spousal and child support.
Howard says he's actually an employee on Lori's payroll -- his Hollywood movie money goes directly to her ... and she cuts him his monthly check.
The single life ... so underrated.