The kid who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in "Talladega Nights" got busted for allegedly pushing his own mother down the stairs -- his second arrest in the last month.
Cops in Trussville, Alabama tell TMZ ... Luke Bigham was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly pushed his mother down the stairs during an argument. It's unclear why they were fighting.
Bigham was thrown in jail and is still sitting there as of Wednesday afternoon ... since no one's posted the $1,000 to bail him out.
Bigham was popped last month on a reckless driving charge that caused a five-car pileup.
Rails on Tabloid
Marriage Conflict story is a LIE!
7/9/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Clooney is going nuclear on The Daily Mail, claiming it flat out made up a story about his fiancee's mother objecting to their wedding on religious grounds.
George is especially pissed off about the line in the story that Amal's mom told half of Beruit that if she married someone outside the Druze religion she could be excommunicated. The story also referenced reports that such brides sometimes end up dead.
Clooney starts off by saying Amal's mom is NOT Druze. And more fundamentally, she's not against the marriage.
Clooney didn't stop with the specific story. He went on to accuse The Daily Mail of habitually lying, saying "If they fabricate stories of Amal being pregnant, or that the marriage will take place on the set of Downton Abbey, or that I'm running for office, or any number of idiotic stories that they sit at their computers and invent, I don't care."
He clearly cares a little.
The Daily Mail has removed the article and apologized. They say they have launched an investigation into the matter.
Workin' The Pole
During Zac Efron Makeout Sesh (PHOTOS)
7/9/2014 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michelle Rodriguez is treating herself to an early birthday present -- Zac Efron -- the two were all over each other Monday during a night of hard partying in Sardinia.
Michelle -- who turns 36 Saturday -- and the 26-year-old "Neighbors" star hit up a club in Porto Cervo off the coast of Italy ... and if there was any doubt they're banging, well ...
The photog says Michelle was drinking and smoking and had to steady herself at times ... grabbing onto an overhead pole while Zac slobbered all over her.
So we gotta ask ...
Torched Apt Sells for a Million
After Amazing Makeover
7/9/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ashley Greene's ex landlord finally unloaded the Sunset Strip apartment the 'Twilight' star set on fire last year -- for $1.1 million -- but Ashley could still be on the hook, financially, for the blaze.
The 2-bedroom, 1,800 square-foot Hollywood apartment had to be completely remodeled -- the photos show the transformation -- after it was burnt to a crisp back in March 2013. Our real estate sources tell us the repairs cost $303,000 ... and the building's HOA insurance ended up footing the bill.
As we previously reported -- Ashley, her brother, a friend and her 2 dogs were inside the apartment when a lit candle started the fire. One of the dogs died.
By law, the new owners had to be told about the fire and the dog.
Ashley's still dealing with lawsuits from her old landlord, the building owner, several neighbors, and even the doorman -- and the HOA is still trying to get her insurance to reimburse the $303K.
The Slippery Nipple
7/8/2014 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
May the Bras Be Never
In Your Favor
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7/7/2014 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Leonardo DiCaprio can't handle the truth ... he's really starting to look like Jack Nicholson.
The 39-year-old actor resurfaced in Malibu with girlfriend Toni Garrn Sunday ... bearing a striking resemblance to his co-star from "The Departed."
All work and no play makes Leo a dull boy.
7/6/2014 8:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The bad blood still runs deep ... Ex-N.W.A manager Jerry Heller tells TMZ it was a slap in the face to Eazy-E to shut his son out of the audition process for the upcoming movie.
Jerry was leaving Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood Saturday night ... when he acknowledged the bad blood between Dre and Eazy and suggested it might have something to do with the fact that Lil Eazy was not even allowed to audition to play his dad in the flick.
Jerry clearly took sides on who was more important to the group -- Dre or Eazy.
We're Not Board
7/5/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The 31-year old and her hubby Adam Shulman took their dogs for a walk -- and they were clearly expecting paparazzi to go along for the ride.
Anne pimped some of her favorite websites -- girleffect.org. feedingamerica.org and worldofchildren.org -- and Shulman wished everyone a happy 4th. They even gave Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone credit.
Maybe she's not so annoying after all.
Richard Pryor's Widow
Terrence Howard Should Play Richard Pryor
7/5/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Richard Pryor's widow says Nick Cannon has NOT been cast to play the legendary comedian in a movie ... but she knows who SHOULD get the role -- Terrence Howard.
Jennifer Pryor -- who has some say over the decision -- tells TMZ Cannon jumped the gun when he hinted to us he had the part ... because the film's director, Lee Daniels, is still auditioning.
Pryor says it's an easy call ... she says Howard is perfect ... an intense, brilliant actor who has the chops for acting and comedy. But she'd insist on him losing some lbs.
According to Jennifer ... several other big names are also being tossed around -- Marlon Wayans, Jay Pharoah and Mike Epps.
Richard's kids are lobbying for Wayans. They've never seen eye-to-eye with Jennifer -- who was married to Richard twice. They've accused her of turning the film into a vanity project.
Jennifer says she loved Pryor immensely ... and if his kids can't understand that ... tough.
Leg Injury is Healing Fast
Famous Trainer Says
7/4/2014 8:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Fun fact: Harrison Ford's trainer is the guy who invented Body by Jake ... and he tells us Han Solo is progressing faster than the Millennium Falcon in a Kessel run.
Jake Steinfeld was hanging out in Beverly Hills when he gave us the 411 on Ford's injury.
Turns out Jake and Harrison have been working together since the "Indiana Jones" days ... and they still keep in close contact.
Don't worry Star Wars fans ... Jake says his buddy will be back in a Tatooine minute.
I'm NOT A Movie Thief!
7/4/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
James Franco is going after a guy who claims the actor stole his idea for the actor's new movie, claiming the idea for the flick was hatched in his brain alone.
Short story ... Franco has a new movie -- "Bukowski" -- which is about to be released ... it's about Charles Bukowski, a famous fiction writer who died the year O.J. killed Nicole.
Enter Cyril Humphris, who owns the rights to Bukowski's autobiography. Cyril says back in 2009 he gave Franco the right to create a screenplay based on the book, but the option expired a year later.
Cyril says Franco's movie is clearly based on the autobiography ... in other words, he ripped Cyril off.
But Franco says in new legal docs Cyril is full of crap. Franco says he was inspired by Bukowski's writings and independently came up with the idea for the movie.
So Jimmy F is asking a judge to toss the lawsuit.
Kid Actors In Hollywood
We're Pulling Down $3K/Week
7/4/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We've just seen the salaries for two young actors in Hollywood -- one 6 and one 13 -- and you better grab a cold one ... 'cuz it might ruin your 4th of July barbecue.
One of the actors is Nia Long's teenage son ... Massai Zhivago Dorsey Jr. ... who starred alongside his famous mom in "The Single Mom's Club."
According to his contract, 13-year-old Massai got paid the Screen Actor's Guild standard weekly rate of $2,921 plus 10%.
It gets even better for 6-year-old Bobbi Strayed Lindstrom -- whose mom is best-selling author, Cheryl Strayed. Bobbi was hired for the upcoming movie, "Wild," and her contract pays a daily rate of $859 -- or almost $4,300 a week!
Guarantee these kids do NOT have lemonade stands this weekend.