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Omar Mateen Rails Over BP Oil Spill

6/15/2016 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Omar Mateen went ballistic during the BP oil spill, telling someone near the disaster the clean-up crews were only in it for the money.

Mateen was featured in a 2012 documentary about the spill, when he was working as a security guard near the disaster area.

It's shocking how normal though agitated he seems, telling a woman in a car that no one cares about anything but the almighty dollar. 

Josh Hutcherson Bernie NEEDS to Keep Running ... 'It's Not About Winning'

6/15/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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'Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson says it's VITAL that Bernie Sanders stays in the race for the White House ... even if he has no chance in hell of actually winning.

It's a big issue with democrats -- a lot of dems feel Bernie is damaging the party by refusing to drop out and continuing to go after Hillary ... when the focus should be uniting against Trump

But Josh says it's not about winning ... there's a much BIGGER issue at hand. 

Still, check out the clip ... Josh is definitely planting the seed for a full-blown move to Team Hillary. 

Holly Holm Turns Down Role In Blockbuster Movie ... To Focus On Fight

6/14/2016 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0614_holly-holm_tmzYeah, she's got a Hollywood agent now ... but Holly Holm is refusing to "go Hollywood" -- in fact, she just turned down a role in a huge movie to focus on her upcoming fight. 

Our sources tell us ... Holm was contacted to appear in a major studio movie -- but respectfully declined because the film dates interfered with her final fight prep for UFC on FOX in July, where she'll take on Valentina Shevchenko

We reached out to Holm's rep, Lenny Fresquez, who wouldn't comment on the movie situation -- but did tell us that Holm has been receiving "an unbelievable amount of calls" from movie and TV producers. 

Fresquez says Holm recently hired the APA agency to handle the non-fight related side of her career -- but insists that her main focus is still taking care of business inside the Octagon. 

"She's focused on fighting," Fresquez says ... "We don't want to make the same mistakes that somebody else made."

'Wolf of Wall Street' Broker Hey Leo, Quit Dodging My Lawyers!!!

6/13/2016 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0613-Leonardo-Dicaprio-gettyLeonardo DiCaprio's too busy jet-setting around the world to sit for a deposition ... at least according to the guy suing Martin Scorsese and Paramount for his portrayal in "The Wolf of Wall Street," -- and now he wants a judge to tell Leo he's gotta show up to get grilled.

According to legal docs, Andrew Greene, an ex-business partner of Jordan Belfort -- the real 'Wolf' -- says he'll fly to L.A. to meet with Leo if that's what the actor needs.

According to the letter, the studio's lawyers claim Leo's got a busy schedule and instead they've offered another witness -- an executive from the actor's production company.

Andrew's lawyers say that won't cut it, saying they've already deposed Scorsese, and the movie's screenwriter, Terence Winter. Now they want Leo.

Andrew's suing for $25 million after claiming the movie destroyed his rep. He wants the court to take up the matter when the two sides meet Thursday.

'ALF' Star Dead at 76

6/13/2016 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0609_MIHALY-MESZAROS-tmz_wmMichu Meszaros, the circus star who played "ALF" for four seasons, has passed ... his longtime manager, Dennis Varga, confirmed to TMZ. 

He'd been rushed to an L.A. hospital over a week ago after being found unresponsive at his home and had been in a coma since.

Michu was born in Hungary and began performing in the circus in his teens. He was only 33 inches tall coining him the unofficial title as "the smallest man on earth." He eventually joined Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus in the '70s.

He was close friends with Michael Jackson after the pop star saw him perform. Michu was reportedly a regular at Neverland Ranch, present during MJ's courtship to Lisa Marie and even knew Michael's kids. 

He landed the role of walkaround ALF in the '80s.

Varga has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral costs and medical bills. 

Michu was 76.

Michu Meszaros 'ALF' Star in Coma

6/12/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0609_MIHALY-MESZAROS-tmz_wmMichu Meszaros -- the guy who played ALF in the '80s -- is fighting for his life after slipping into a coma ... TMZ has learned.

Michu's manager, Dennis Varga, tells us the 2'9" actor had been dealing with health issues after suffering a stroke 8 years ago.

Dennis says late last week he called 911 after finding 76-year-old Michu unresponsive in the bathroom.

Michu was taken to an L.A. area hospital where he remains in a coma ... and the prognosis is bad.

Dennis says Michu gave him strict instructions not to take him off life support.

Michu got his start at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus before landing the role of ALF the alien. ALF was a puppet but Michu wore the costume when they needed walking/running shots.

Michu also did a cameo in "Big Top Pee-wee" ... and 2 Pepsi commercials with Michael Jackson.

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Ronda Rousey I'm a Sucker for a Good Tearjerker

6/10/2016 12:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0610-ronda-rousey-pride-and-prejudice-FAMEFLYNET-01UFC badass Ronda Rousey's secret is out ... she's a big softy at heart.

Check out the book Rousey was carrying Thursday as she left Glendale Fighting Club. It's Jojo Moyes' wildly popular romantic novel "Me Before You," which was made into a major chick flick that came out last week.

Yup ... sometimes fighters need a good cry too.

Harrison Ford Hair Today ... Chewy Tomorrow

6/10/2016 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0610-harrison-ford-chewbacca-GETTY-01Here's Harrison Ford at the AFI Life Achievement Awards Thursday night in Hollywood.

He was there to honor legendary composer John Williams, but clearly had someone else in mind too. 

The Wookie-envy is real.

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'Finding Dory' Cash Cow for Fish Stores ... Deadly for the Fish

6/10/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0607-finding-dory-getty-disney-01Disney's "Finding Dory" is causing a rift in the exotic fish community ... which believes the movie could bring a financial boom -- but also massacre the fish population.

We called a bunch of fish dealers who say they've stocked up on blue tangs -- Dory's species -- expecting a rush once the movie premieres. The same spike happened for clownfish after "Finding Nemo."

Tangs ain't cheap -- one goes for $40 to $60 ... So there's big money to be made.

But many experts told us they're worried tons of blue tangs will die when parents flock to buy the fragile fish for kids because tangs require a very specific, exotic tank setup. As one enthusiast put it ... fish novices "will kill these creatures."     

One store owner sounded like he had PTSD from the 'Nemo' craze, and said he's stocking ZERO blue tangs ... just to avoid the "screaming kids."

Shop wisely.

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Robert Downey Jr. & Tobey Maguire Here We Come to Save the Day ...

6/9/2016 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0609-toby-maguire-robert-downey-jr-SPLASH-01When Ironman and Spider-Man aren't suited up, they're just two regular guys hitting the town in practically matching outfits.

Robert Downey Jr. and Tobey Maguire took a stroll Wednesday afternoon in Venice, CA -- and looked to be deep in conversation ... most likely about the new "Spider-Man: Homecoming" flick that's gonna star both Marvel heroes.

Before you get too excited, someone else is playing Spider-Man in that movie.

Maybe RDJ's just trying to understand Spidey's overall motivation.

Michael Bay My New Movie Star Is World's Loneliest Dog

6/8/2016 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The world's loneliest dog is getting her big break in Hollywood -- and possibly a new home -- thanks to mega director Michael Bay, who just cast the pooch in 'Transformers 5.';

Freya, a Staffordshire bull terrier who suffers from epilepsy, got on Bay's radar after a report about her being in the same rescue shelter for 6 years with no takers. The shelter estimates she's been passed up 18,000 times!

Freshfields Animal Rescue Center says Bay's camp called and confirmed the director was hell-bent on finding a role for Freya. Bay also promised to adopt her if no one else had by the time filming starts this August in the U.K.

That seems unlikely ... Freshfields says it's gotten at least 100 offers to adopt Freya since she became a celebrity, and has already visited with a potential family.

Someone get that bitch an agent.

J.K. Simmons INSANELY JACKED ... For New 'Justice League' Flick

6/8/2016 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0608-main-jk-simmons-instagram-02Well, now we know what the J in J.K. Simmons stands for -- JACKED. 

Check out the 61-year-old beasting out in an L.A. gym -- gearing up for his role in the upcoming 'Justice League' movie. 

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No, he's not playing Bane ... or Batman ... he's an insanely muscle-bound Commissioner Gordon!

Simmons has been training with retired Marine Aaron Williamson -- who reportedly got Zac Efron into shape ... and who's been known to push weights with The Rock

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The Rock So Big ... So Leathery!

6/8/2016 7:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0608-the-rock-instagram-01Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson doesn't come with a lot of baggage ... he's just got one GIANT bag.

Clearly, size DOES matter to Dwayne -- who used his oversized luggage to take a dig at his "Central Intelligence" co-star Kevin Hart.

Seriously, he could be in there. 

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