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'Creed' Movie

Michael B. Jordan Can Really Fight

... Says Boxer Co-Star

7/6/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

How serious did movie star Michael B. Jordan take his role for the movie "Creed?" So serious that his boxing co-star Gabriel Rosado says MBJ could deal out some two-fisted punishment for real.

Rosado -- a former WBO light middleweight champ -- was out in L.A. when he told us Michael was like a sponge during the production ... soaking up enough boxing knowledge to make him a real life ass kicker.

"Michael can throw down man. If you sleep on him in the street he might put you to sleep."

Gabriel would know a real fighter when he sees one ... the dude's been in the squared circle with champions like Gennady Golovkin and Peter Quillin.

Bonus awesomeness ... you get to hear Rosado talk about having to remind himself that Rocky Balboa wasn't a REAL champion fighter when he met Sly Stallone for the first time. It's pretty funny. 

R.I.P. Apollo Creed.

HBO Star Abby Ryder Fortson

Kid Can Count to 20,000 Every Week

... On Her Paychecks!

7/5/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0619-abby-ryder-fortson-getty-01Pint-sized Abby Ryder Fortson is making tons of dough while tearing up Hollywood … starring in 3 TV shows and making a superhero leap to the big screen.

TMZ has obtained little Abby’s HBO contract for “Togetherness.”

Here’s what the 7-YEAR-OLD is making -- $17,500 per episode for season one and with season two already in production, her pay is jumping up to $20,000 per episode. If the show keeps on rolling along for a 3rd season, she’ll get another 5% bump -- and that's just ONE of her jobs.

Abby's crushing the casting process ... also booking gigs on ABC’s “The Whispers,” Amazon’s “Transparent,” and the Marvel movie “Ant-Man.” We mentioned she's 7, right?

Mom and Dad are working actors too, but at this pace ... Abby will be handing them allowance soon.

Shia LaBeouf

Yeehaw!!! Do-Si-Do

In Hotel USA Parking Lot

7/3/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Shia LaBeouf's love for the red, white and blue is deeper than you think. We got him line dancing to liberal country rocker Steve Earle in a Stay Hotel USA parking lot, in rural South Dakota.

LaBeouf has been popping up all over the Black Hills and Badlands, where he’s filming “American Honey.” The most recent sighting saw LaBeouf and his film crew working off breakfast with a good 'ol American foot stomp to “Copperhead Road” before heading to set

Earle's anthem inspired a dance craze after it was released in 1988 ... and clearly it's still going strong.

Channing Tatum

Magic Mike's Ass Can Vogue Too!!

Sorta ...

7/2/2015 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Channing Tatum's got a shirt on in this video -- and that's the ONLY bad thing about this collection of moves you WON'T see in "Magic Mike XXL" 

Don't just stand there, let's get to it ... 

Matt Damon

Meet My Little Pony

7/2/2015 8:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0702-matt-damon-pony-tail-splashHere's the normally clean cut Matt Damon looking all Spicoli in China -- shoulder length locks pulled back into a freakin' ponytail.

How do ya like them apples?

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Kevin Hart & The Rock

Smoke on Movie Set Sparks 'Beef'

With Mass. Fire Chief

7/2/2015 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kevin Hart and The Rock engaged in some on-set hijinks when shooting for their new movie was interrupted by a minor fire emergency -- which accidentally led to K-Hart kinda pissing off a fire chief.

The Somerville Fire Department tells TMZ they responded to the call early Thursday morning. It wasn't much -- just a light fixture with smoke coming out of it, which took less than 15 mins to put down.

Kevin posted a funny vid with The Rock as they waited for firefighters to do their thing, but in his caption he mistakenly thanked the city of Boston instead of Somerville. The Somerville Fire Chief did NOT think that was a wickid pissa -- he quickly corrected Kev's mistake when we spoke to him. 

The chief did not add, "Say hi to your mother for me" -- but we know he was thinking it.  

‘Pitch Perfect’ Star

Dope Freestyle …

About His Dog’s Crap

7/1/2015 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Score one for the Treblemakers! "Pitch Perfect" star Utkarsh Ambudkar ripped a freestyle rap that was totally the s**t, because that's what it was about ... his dog's crap to be exact, and it was near perfect. 

Ambudkar had just gotten off a plane from shooting "Barbershop 3" -- and still managed to drop a cypher when our photog gave him a dope beat. Best of all ... his dog had juuust dropped a deuce outside LAX, so he worked it right into the rhyme.

You gotta see it. Someone get this guy a record deal!

'Whites of West Virginia' Star

Hey, I'm Famous ...

Please Bust Me!

7/1/2015 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0630-virginia-sue-sue-bob-white-mugshot-YOUTUBE-01Sue Bob White -- who stars in the documentary "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia" -- learned a 'no duh' lesson ... don't name-drop yourself to cops, when you have outstanding warrants!

Sheriff deputies in Martin County, Kentucky tell TMZ ... Sue Bob and her soon-to-be mother-in-law Virginia came in to bail out Sue Bob's fiancé, Eric -- who she also referred to as her brother ... soooo, yeah. 

During the process, we're told Sue Bob couldn't help but mention that she's a famous TV person since the documentary's release. So, deputies ran her name -- just for fun -- and it turned out Sue Bob had an outstanding warrant for shoplifting. 

The name-dropping only cost her a $525 fine, but Virginia was less lucky. She had an outstanding warrant for public intoxication, and got arrested.   

Silence is golden ... and also something Sue Bob needs to learn. 

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Blake Griffin

Space Jams in Venice Beach

... With Jon Favreau

6/30/2015 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Blake Griffin could be the next Michael Jordan -- 'cause the guy was throwin' down in Venice Beach with Marvin the Martian on what appeared to be a "Space Jam" themed commercial shoot. 

Word on the street ... seriously, the people on the street were telling us ... Blake was on-set with director Jon Favreau to film a new sneaker ad for his new Jordan shoes.  

He dunked, he shot around, he signed autographs for kids.  

Question is ... with rumors of a second "Space Jam" movie in the works, is this a clue that Griffin is the 'Air' apparent? 

Stan Lee

Not Feeling Too Fantastic

... Calls 911

6/29/2015 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0629_stan-lee-tmzComic book legend Stan Lee was rushed to the hospital Sunday morning ... TMZ has learned.

According to our sources, the "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four" creator was taken from his Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  

The nature of the emergency is unclear ... he just said he didn't feel well.

It sounds like he's on the mend, because a rep for Lee tells TMZ he will be at the "Ant-Man" premiere in Hollywood Monday night.

The 92-year-old is also responsible for Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man and Thor, among others.

Lee was fitted with a pacemaker in 2012.

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Michael B. Jordan

DENIED

At Diddy BET After-Party

6/29/2015 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michael B. Jordan, one of the biggest actors in Hollywood, learned Sunday night that the L.A. fire code carries more weight than star power.

Michael was turned away from Diddy's post-BET party at Boa because the place was at capacity.

Michael was cool about it, preparing to leave when one of Diddy's lieutenants sprinted out of the restaurant, telling him Diddy was going to personally get him in.

But the law's the law, and Jordan was turned away a second time. Diddy came to the front door to see if he could grease the wheels, to no avail.

In the end, Diddy surrendered, shook the owner's hand, and poor Michael was left alone on the Sunset Strip.

Shia LaBeouf

My Head Is So Jacked Up ...

After Stunt Disaster

6/28/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0626-sbs-shia-labeouf-tmz-02Shia LaBeouf was sporting fresh head gear -- as in layers of bandages -- the morning after putting his head through a glass window ... and we got the first pics.

TMZ obtained these shots of Shia in Williston, ND on Thursday -- the day after he got 20 stitches and 13 staples. We broke the story ... Shia cut his head, left ear, and right index finger while shooting a scene for his movie, "American Honey."

The director and Shia agreed he would do the stunt himself ... for realism, and yes -- he really bled. A lot. We're told he actually gave it a 2nd go, and nailed it without injury.

Stuntmen? We don't need no stinkin' stuntmen.

Kobe Bryant

BALLER MOVIE NIGHT

Buys Entire Section of Theater In Costa Rica

6/25/2015 4:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0625-kobe-bryant-inside-out-GETTY-01Kobe Bryant wanted to make sure he could stretch all the way out during a screening of the movie "Inside Out" this week -- so he bought out an ENTIRE section of the theater ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Bryant is currently on vacation in Costa Rica -- and took his wife and daughters to the Beach Cinema Hermosa to catch a flick Wednesday evening. 

We spoke with one of the owners of the theater who tells us ... Bryant bought out a "good amount of the theater" so his family could have privacy during the movie. 

We're told everyone at the theater was respectful -- and Kobe was "extremely nice."

#ItsGoodToBeRich!

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