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Dane Cook Check Out My Hot 19-Year-Old Girlfriend!!!

2/11/2018 7:00 AM PST

Dane Cook is still gettin' it ... canoodling with his hot, 19-year-old girlfriend on the shores of Hawaii.

The 45-year-old actor/comic revealed last month he was dating Kelsi Taylor.  She's in show biz too ... trying to make it big as a singer and an actress.

They've been together for awhile ... it's their second trip to Hawaii.  They made the trek last July.

This time around they vacationed with 3 friends on the island of Maui ... arriving in a private jet.  

BTW ... Dane's never been hitched before and has no kids.  He does, however, have a dog, Chopper, so we're guessing Kelsi must love dogs. 

Doug Jones 'The Shape of Water' is All Original Del Toro Didn't Steal Nothin'!!!

2/11/2018 7:21 AM PST

Doug Jones, the guy who plays the Amphibian man in "The Shape of Water," is steadfast ... director Guillermo Del Toro didn't steal anything.

We got Jones Saturday night in Hollywood leaving Theater West, where he pooh-poohed reports that Del Toro lifted a scene from the 1991 film, 'Delicatessen."

Jones insists the film -- which is nominated for Best Picture -- is all original.  Del Toro is also nominated for Best Director. 

Truth be told ... Jones doesn't really know much about the allegation that Del Toro stole a scene, but says he knows enough about his director to know it's not true. 

Check out the 2 scenes in question -- from "The Shape of Water" and "Delicatessen" ... and judge for yourself. 

Tom Cruise How's It Hangin'?!?!

2/10/2018 7:39 AM PST

Tom Cruise was hanging around the set of "Mission Impossible 6" Saturday in London.

Tom was suspended in the air, near St. Paul's Cathedral, which stands 365 feet high. It use to be the tallest building in London until 1967.  

Tom's had lots of problems doing his own stunts for the flick. Back in August he broke his ankle after making a jump, falling short and hitting the side of a building. 

He's smiling in the photo, but based on other video that's been shot since the accident, it's pretty clear the 55-year-old actor is not fully recovered.

Cruise has insisted on performing many of the stunts in the "M.I." franchise himself, believing it makes the movie more dramatic and authentic.  

We're guessing these days ... producers have been holding their breath a lot. 

David Arquette Quit Football, Gronk I'll Make You a Star!!!

2/10/2018 7:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

David Arquette wants to produce a movie with Rob Gronkowski in the worst way.

We got David Friday night in WeHo outside Delilah, and asked about rumors Gronk will hang up his Patriots jersey for a Hollywood acting career.

David says screw Julliard ... acting's about being real, and it don't get more real than Gronk. 

Gronk has already tested his acting chops in a movie and has done several commercials, including one for the Madden NFL 17 video game.  

Gotta say ... maybe a semester at Julliard wouldn't hurt. 

'Dumb and Dumber' Mini Bike for Sale But, No Trading a Van for It Straight-Up

2/10/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The mini bike from "Dumb and Dumber" -- which Lloyd and Harry rode all the way to Aspen -- is in good running order and looking for a new owner ... but ya can't just trade your Shaggin' Wagon for it.

This "hog" is one of 2 used in the classic 1994 comedy, and we're told it was featured in all the close-up riding scenes with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was gifted to Gordie Merrick, the movie's transportation coordinator, who had it for about 20 years before the current owner acquired it.

The other bike was gifted to Planet Hollywood.

The Houston man who owns this mini bike says he spent over a year fixing it up and restoring it to the original condition, and now it's good to go. We're told he's selling it on eBay with the opening bid starting at $8,500, to make some extra dough because his kid is going off to college.

As an added bonus, the buyer of the bike also gets the helmet, bag and briefcase thrown in ... although those aren't film originals. It also includes a signed and notarized letter of authenticity.

The mini bike's up for grabs until February 18, and animals lovers will be happy to know -- 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the Best Friends Animal Society.

'House of Cards' Star Reg E. Cathey Dead at 59

2/9/2018 4:06 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Reginald E. Cathey, who had huge roles in "House of Cards" and "The Wire," has died ... TMZ has learned.

The beloved actor passed away at his home in New York, surrounded by friends and family. We're told he'd been battling lung cancer.

Reg played Freddy, owner of Francis Underwood's fave BBQ joint on "House of Cards." The role earned him the Emmy for Outstanding Guest in 2015.

He also famously played the mayor's aide, Norman Wilson, on several seasons of "The Wire."

He was a hard working character actor in Hollywood for more than 30 years with dozens of roles on TV and in movies ... including "Oz," 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'Fantastic Four,' "The Mask" and "S.W.A.T."

Reg was extremely close to 'Wire' creator David Simon -- he's the only actor Simon hired to work on all of his TV shows. He posted memories of his friend.

Reg was 59.

'Psycho' Star John Gavin Dead at 86

2/9/2018 2:25 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Psycho" star John Gavin -- who appeared in several other classics such as "Midnight Lace" and was the US Ambassador to Mexico under Ronald Reagan -- has died. 

John -- who played Sam Loomis in the classic horror flick -- died Friday morning ... TMZ has learned. We're told he succumbed to complications from pneumonia and had battled leukemia for a long time.

John was first hospitalized just before Christmas and died just before 6 AM Friday at his Beverly Hills home, surrounded by his family.

Gavin starred as Julius Caesar in "Spartacus" and Steve Archer in "Imitation of Life." He also won a Golden Globe for "A Time to Love and a Time to Die" when he played Ernst Graber.

Gavin leaves behind his wife, Constance Towers, 4 kids and 3 grandchildren. Connie tells TMZ, "We lost our best friend, father and husband. We were so grateful to have him."

He was 86.

RIP.

Aaron Hernandez Movie Producer Claims He's Getting Gang Threats

2/9/2018 12:48 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

A huge Hollywood movie producer claims he and his staff are getting gang threats over the Aaron Hernandez movie he's making ... and now he's asking the court for protection.

The man behind the movie is Mark Gordon -- who's produced huge films like "Saving Private Ryan," "The Patriot" and "Molly's Game." He recently announced a movie based on Aaron Hernandez's life called 'All-American Murder.'

Problem is ... Gordon says another Hollywood producer, Todd Guzze, is pissed -- claiming HE owns the rights to the film and has made threats against him and his employees to get Gordon to stop production. 

In court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Gordon says Guzze left a voicemail referencing two huge street gangs, The Latin Kings and The Bloods -- saying Aaron was a member of both gangs and noting that he was "keeping them at bay right now."

Gordon says Guzze threatened physical harm by saying, "I don't need to tell you how [the gangs] work ... They're right here in L.A."

Gordon says the threats continued online. One message said, "Are you ready? I hope it's worth it."

In the docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Gordon is asking the judge to keep Guzze at least 300 yards from his office and all of his employees. 

We reached out to Guzze, who tells TMZ Sports, "Mark Gordon has taken this too far. Aaron Hernandez is a very sensitive story and I've made him aware on multiple occasions that no one is doing this story but the family and the original partners that were closely tied to Aaron and his estate."

He added, "There is more to come, concerning Aaron's story, and by making this a public spectacle, I feel it's just throwing gasoline on the fire."

Sally Kirkland Recovering After Surgery For GNARLY Head Injury

2/9/2018 10:48 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Sally Kirkland got a horrific and deep forehead gash patched up in an emergency surgery, and she's recovering, but on her way into the hospital ... it looked touch and go.

A rep for the Oscar-nominated actress tells TMZ ... Sally returned to her L.A. home Thursday night after the surgery at NYC's Cornell Hospital. We're told she's still under medical supervision and is scheduled for ongoing treatment for head trauma.

Sally's rep tells us the accident is under investigation, and suggests the building didn't take proper measures to ensure Sally's safety. We're told it was raining heavily and she slipped on a wet floor.

As we reported ... 76-year-old Sally was rushed to the hospital after suffering the fall following a radio appearance on SiriusXM. She had to have surgery because the injury was too severe for stitches.

Don't believe us? Click the image.

Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Polanski's Rape Victim

2/8/2018 10:09 AM PST

Quentin Tarantino is issuing a mea culpa after old comments he made live on the air about Roman Polanski's child rape victim were met with rage.

Tarantino issued a statement Thursday, apologizing to Polanski's then-13-year-old victim, Samantha Geimer, after a 2003 interview with Howard Stern surfaced, during which he said the sex was "not rape" ... and that Geimer "wanted to have it."

Geimer addressed the controversy Tuesday, saying Tarantino's comments were "wrong" and "I bet he knows it."

In his apology, obtained by Indiewire, Tarantino responded, saying he's sorry for his "cavalier remarks." He also explicitly acknowledges Geimer "WAS raped by Roman Polanski" ... adding he "incorrectly played devil's advocate for the sake of being provocative."

Tarantino adds ... "So, Ms. Geimer, I was ignorant, and insensitive, and above all, incorrect. I am sorry Samantha."

i post this clip to memorialize it’s full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. i do not believe though with malicious intent. Quentin Tarantino, was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so i could expose it and let it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely being an event for which justice will never be possible. he also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage. THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE. for this i hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible. they lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress. the cover up did have malicious intent, and shame on these three for all eternity. CAA never sent anyone to Mexico. i hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take money with any decency.

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The director also apologized this week for how he handled Uma Thurman's stunt on the set of 'Kill Bill' after she'd injured herself. Apologies all around.

'15:17 to Paris' Stars/Heroes Hey Hollywood, Holla At Your Boys!!!

2/8/2018 7:01 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The stars from Clint Eastwood's '15:17 to Paris' want a shot at Hollywood ... and dammit we here at TMZ are gonna do W-H-A-T-E-V-E-R it takes to help make it happen.

We got Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone -- the real-life heroes who in 2015 foiled a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris -- Wednesday night after an appearance on 'The Daily Show.'

We first asked Alek if there's a future for him in Tinseltown. Ya gotta see how the Oregon National Guardsman reacted. We asked Anthony and Spencer -- U.S. Air Force Airmen First Class -- the same thing and they make no bones about it ... they're champing at the bit.

BTW ... the 3 childhood friends took no acting classes and starred in this flick whose trailer can be described with 1 word -- goosebumps.

Marlon Wayans Pryor, Brando Hookup Went Down Like This ...

2/8/2018 7:12 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Marlon Wayans is taking the news about Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando hooking up in stride -- and he's even got a pretty good idea of how it happened.

We got Marlon Wednesday night at Madeo in WeHo and told him Pryor's widow confirmed Quincy Jones' bombshell about Brando hooking up with her late husband

Marlon's view -- Richard had good taste! Fact is, Pryor was pretty open about his bisexuality.

And Marlon speculates Pryor probably didn't even realize the Brando bang sesh was happening. It's a drug thing ... you gotta see his explanation. 

Oprah Quincy Jones is My Hero ... But I Gotta Read That Interview!!!

2/7/2018 4:52 PM PST

Oprah's staying mum on that shocking Quincy Jones interview making the rounds today -- partly because she hasn't read it yet ... but mostly because they go way back.

We got O leaving the Apollo Theater in Harlem Wednesday and asked her for her thoughts on some of the bold claims made by Jones in his convo with Vulture ... like how he used to date Ivanka Trump.

Oprah's got no comment, other than to praise Quincy because he discovered her for her breakout role in "The Color Purple" ... which he produced. She tells us he's a close friend, and no matter how crazy that interview is ... she ain't talking.

But seriously, Oprah ... you gotta read it.

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