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Denzel Washington Moustache Meme Trolls Are LOSERS!

9/14/2016 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Y'know those Denzel Washington memes about his moustache that you've been laughing about -- well, Denzel ain't laughing. At all. In fact, he's got some strong words for the Internet.

For the first time, Denzel talked about all those images that popped up after he went to the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight sporting a Yosemite Sam handlebar moustache. The Internet had a field day (seriously, Google it) ... but when entertainment host Xilla brought it up, Denzel got gangsta.

Check out the clip -- Xilla simply asked what he thought about the memes, and DW said, "If I had my wallet I'd show you." It gets worse after that.

Btw, the real reason for the facial hair -- Denzel was filming 'Magnificent Seven' at the time with director Antoine Fuqua ... who's sitting next to him in this clip.

"King Kong ain't got nuthin' on me" ... definitely comes to mind here. 

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'E.T.' Original Movie Poster Art Going for SIX Figures!

9/13/2016 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The art that became the iconic poster for "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" is hittin' the auction block, and it ain't gonna be cheap ... as in you'll have to trade in a car -- or 2 or 3 -- just to make a bid. 

Heritage Auctions is selling the original art piece, which was painted by famed artist John Alvin -- who's also done art for "Star Wars," "The Goonies," "Blazing Saddles" and a bunch of other hit movies. We're told it should rake in $150,000 ... at the bare minimum.

At first, the piece belonged to Hollywood producer Bob Bendetson, who got it directly from Universal Studios years ago. It was hanging in his office for years, but now that his wife's turning that into a guest room -- he's ditching 'E.T.'

The artwork goes on the block October 12th. If you're on a budget, there's always the knockoff poster. 

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Mickey Rourke H'wood Tried to Hex Mel Gibson But He's Got Too Much ...

9/13/2016 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It was just a matter of time before Mel Gibson got to shove it in Hollywood's collective face ... according to Mickey Rourke.

Mickey was leaving Prime Cutts in L.A. (a carnivore's delight, btw) when we asked him about Mel getting a standing O for "Hacksaw Ridge" ... the new military flick he directed.

Rourke was not at all shocked, and says Gibson's just joining a list of talented guys Hollywood tried like hell to crush, but ultimately had to welcome back to the fold for one reason.

Check out Mickey's take, and also the trailer -- which is really interesting because Mel didn't put his own name in it. He's clearly aware he's made enemies. 

Boy George Alexis Arquette Did Me A Solid ... In 'The Wedding Singer'

9/12/2016 7:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Boy George was not bent out of shape over Alexis Arquette’s impersonation of him in “The Wedding Singer” ... he actually really dug it.

George stopped the Culture Club concert in Maryland Sunday night and dedicated “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” to the late actress and activist.

It’s a sweet tribute … Alexis passed away earlier in the day of an unknown illness. She was 47.

Skylar Astin, Anna Camp He Pitched Engagement Now, Perfect Wedding

9/11/2016 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0911-anna-camp-skylar-astin-wedding-pitch-perfect-FAMEFLYNET-02The stars of "Pitch Perfect" lived up to the movie title Saturday, tying the knot in a spectacular ceremony.

Skylar Astin and Anna Camp said their I do's in front of co-stars Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks and other stars.  Brittany Snow was a bridesmaid at the Santa Ynez winery.

The 2 started dating in 2013 during filming of the flick.

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Jerry Heller Might Be Dead, But ... N.W.A. Lawsuit Lives

9/10/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jerry Heller is gone -- but his defamation suit over "Straight Outta Compton" is very much alive. 

We got Heller's lawyer, Mickey Shapiro, at LAX, and he was passionate about how Jerry was wronged and how it essentially killed him. Mickey explains why Jerry's estate will take this $110 million case to a jury if necessary to unsully Jerry's name.

Mickey blasts Jerry's detractors, saying anti-Semitism played more than a small part in the attacks.

Cube and Dre ... don't cut your lawyers loose just yet.

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'Silver Linings Playbook' Sued You Better Silver Line My Pockets ... For That Soundtrack!

9/10/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0908_silver_lining-playbook2A woman who claims she got a bunch of songs together for "Silver Linings Playbook" says she never got paid for her work ... and now she wants cash, courtesy of a jury.

Susan Jacobs filed docs claiming she was hired as the film's music supervisor back in 2011 and supervised the production of more than half the soundtrack.

'SLP' went on to become a huge success, as did the soundtrack -- but Susan claims she never saw a dime of the profits ... despite her contract, which she says guarantees her a cut.

Now she's suing "Silver Linings Playbook" -- which apparently has its own company -- and wants the dough she's owed. She doesn't give a specific amount she's gunning for.

We've reached out to sources close to the production ... so far no word back.

'Grease' Conspiracy Rumor Killed Sandy Was Alive, Creator Says

9/9/2016 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0909-john-travolta-olivia-newton-john-grease-getty-01Sorry "Grease" fans ... Sandy didn't die while Danny tried saving her and the whole film ISN'T her vivid coma fantasy ... according to one of the creators.

Jim Jacobs, who wrote the original book and musical with Warren Casey, is shooting down the conspiracy Sandy was dead during the whole film. He tells TMZ whoever made up the theory must have been on acid.

A theory's been flying around that Danny hadn't been able to save Sandy after someone linked the "Summer Nights" lyrics, "I saved her life she nearly drowned," with the final scene in the movie where the two take off in a flying car.

Jacobs says, although there are differences between the book and the movie, one thing is certain ... Sandy was very much alive and the real phenomenon is that "Grease" is still popular over 40 years later.

NBA's Chandler Parsons Hollas at Jennifer Aniston ... 'I've Always Had a Thing'

9/6/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Be afraid Justin Theroux ... a 6'10", 230-pound NBA star has his eyes on your lady. 

Here's Chandler Parsons telling us about his post-NBA plans -- and how he's down to get into the acting biz once he finishes out his $94 MILLION contract. 

So, who's his #1 choice for a romantic comedy co-star?? 

"I've always had a thing for Jennifer Aniston."

Good choice ... just make sure to clear it with your SMOKING HOT MODEL GIRLFRIEND TONI GARRN!!! 

*Note ... it's REALLY good to be Chandler Parsons. 

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UFC's Roy Nelson Van Damme Coulda Fought UFC ... Dude's Legit

9/4/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jean-Claude Van Damme doesn't just talk the talk when it comes to MMA fighting -- he's a REAL athlete who coulda competed in the UFC back in his prime ... so says Roy "Big Country" Nelson

Roy isn't just an accomplished UFC fighter in his own right -- but spent some quality time with JCVD on the set of the upcoming "Kickboxer: Vengeance" flick.

And with Van Damme recently lecturing UFC fighters about how weak their leg strikes have become -- we had to ask Roy if he thinks JC could back up his tough talk.

For the record, Van Damme is an accomplished martial artist -- who won several fights as a teenager before becoming an action star.

There's more ... we also asked Roy how he'd fare in a showdown with Hafthor Bjornsson -- the MASSIVE guy who plays The Mountain on "Game of Thrones."

The 400-pound Bjornsson famously had a sparring session against Conor McGregor -- but Nelson says he'd get CRUSHED against someone his own size.

Anthony LaPaglia Divorce I'm Scot-Free ... And I Get To Keep My Toys

9/3/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0830-anthony-lapaglia-gia-carides-divorce-TMZ-GETTY-01"Without a Trace" star Anthony LaPaglia will have LOTS of toys to occupy his time now that he's officially single.

Anthony will get to keep a bunch of cars and all his sports memorabilia now that the ink is dry on his divorce from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star, Gia Carides ... according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

There was no prenup, so Anthony and Gia will pretty much split everything down the middle ... including royalties for their big hits while they were married ... standard stuff in CA.

Anthony keeps 2 Mercedes-Benz cars, a 2012 Ford truck and 7 motorcycles, including 3 Ducatis. Plus ... a Steinway baby grand piano.

Gia gets a one-time $12k check, plus $2,234 a month in spousal support. As for child support, she gets $870 a month, which is dirt cheap for Hollywood folks. But there's a kicker ... Anthony's gotta tack on another 10% of any money he brings in over $182k.

They'll share joint physical custody.

Jon Polito Dead at 65

9/2/2016 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0902_remembering_jon_polito_launchJon Polito -- best known for his roles in Coen Brothers films like "The Big Lebowski" and "Miller's Crossing" -- died Thursday night after being taken off life support ... according to family sources.

We're told Jon was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2008 -- he was also suffering from arthritis and had an infection related to a recent surgery. He slipped into a coma last Sunday.

Director John McNaughton broke the news Friday morning -- "Jon was a born actor and will be deeply missed by his legion of friends, fans, family and of course his long time partner, Darryl Armbruster to whom I send my condolences. R.I.P. old pal."

The Philly native was a seasoned Hollywood vet, landing roles in nearly 100 movies. He also has several TV credits, including a recurring role on ABC's "Modern Family."

He was 65.

Prince The Revolution Reunites At 'Purple Rain' Nightclub

9/2/2016 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Prince's former bandmates threw the ultimate "Purple Rain" party for their fallen leader ... and brought along a bunch of his closest friends.

The Revolution got back together to perform a tribute show at First Avenue -- the Minneapolis nightclub where most of the music scenes for "Purple Rain" were shot. 

Prince's leading lady from the flick, Apollonia Kotero, got onstage too along with Bilal. Apollonia even recreated the classic earring toss from the movie.

The video's pretty awesome, but there's no denying ... something's missing.

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