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Penthouse Sues Company Over 'Caligula' You Can't Sell Our Skin Flick!!!

7/8/2017 5:17 PM PDT

Penthouse's notorious film, "Caligula," got into the wrong hands and is now being illegally hawked online ... according to a new suit.

Penthouse claims a New Jersey man, Jeremy Frommer, bought the contents of a storage locker at auction back in 2012 that contained the works of magazine founder Bob Guccione ... including items "Caligula" related.

According to docs ... Frommer formed a company called Guccione Collection with the intent of selling Bob's stuff -- including digital copies of the flick.

Problem is ... Penthouse claims it acquired all rights to the film in 2016, yet Frommer was hawking it on Vimeo as recently as May.

Penthouse wants Frommer to stop selling anything associated with "Caligula"  ... and it wants any profits he made.

Jeremy's company issued a statement Friday, saying it "believes the lawsuit is without merit and intends to vigorously defend against it."

Stan Lee's Wife Joan Lee Dead at 93

7/6/2017 4:08 PM PDT
Breaking News

Joan Lee, the wife of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee has died, according to a spokesperson for the Lee family.

The rep said Joan died Thursday morning surrounded by family. Joan reportedly suffered a stroke earlier this week and was hospitalized before passing away.

Stan and Joan got hitched back in 1947, and have been together ever since. They had 2 children together -- one of whom passed away shortly after birth.

Joan was a British hat model in her younger years, and met Stan when he went to her store to ask someone else out on a date. Joan, who was married, moved to Nevada with Stan to get a quickie divorce from her then-husband.

The couple would have celebrated their 70th anniversary in December. Joan was 93.

#RIP

Faizon Love Dodges Jail Time in Airport Attack ... IF He Behaves

7/6/2017 3:16 PM PDT

Faizon Love is getting off easy for his brutal beatdown of an airport valet ... as long as he's on his best behavior for a while.

The comedian and actor pled no contest to misdemeanor assault, and got a suspended sentence of 180 days in the county jail -- meaning that WILL be his punishment if he gets in trouble again over the next 2 years. He was also fined $500.

TMZ broke the story ... the "Couples Retreat" and "Elf" star absolutely manhandled the valet at Columbus International airport back in March.

Faizon claimed the guy spit on him ... though that's not clear in the video.  


Jeremy Renner Hawkeye Took a Tumble ... But the How Is a Secret

7/6/2017 7:13 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jeremy Renner jacked up his arm during filming for a certain movie -- and even though he won't tell us exactly how or for which flick ... we think we've got it figured out.

We got Jeremy Wednesday at LAX, where his right arm was almost completely bandaged in some sort of sleeve, and a splint was on his left wrist. Of course, we asked what the hell happened?

He admits the injury happened at work a couple weeks ago, and considering "Avengers: Infinity War" seems to be the only live action movie he was filming then ... we're betting Hawkeye took the spill.

Jeremy says he'll be bandaged up for a couple more weeks -- so whatever happened was pretty bad. Still, he's in great spirits ... for a guy who's struggling with shoelaces.

Amelia Earhart Survived Crash Claims New Documentary with Photo Evidence

7/5/2017 6:30 AM PDT

Amelia Earhart survived what everyone thought was a fatal flight and ended up a prisoner of war ... this according to a new documentary.

As everyone knows, almost 80 years ago to the day, Earhart took off in her Lockheed Electra from New Guinea and vanished. Neither her plane nor her body were ever found. She was presumed dead.

But a new documentary -- "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence" -- shows a photo taken on a South Pacific island days after she disappeared. The doc claims Amelia is in the photo, sitting on a dock, surrounded by people who might be her captors.

The documentary -- which airs Sunday on the History Channel -- claims the U.S. government covered it all up to save face.

Ansel Elgort Teasing Sequel to 'Baby Driver' With Actual Baby

7/4/2017 7:47 AM PDT

Ansel Elgort is insinuating there will be another "Baby Driver" flick, which isn't hard to imagine because it's killing with audiences.

Ansel posted this pic with the caption, "#DaddyDriver." It's the real car from the movie, which has a 97% rating on RottenTomatos.com.

As for the car ... it's a souped up 2006 Subaru WRX.  There were multiple cars, and Sony gave Ansel one of them, which is the least they could do.

Ansel's been Instagramming pics with him and the car all over L.A.

Shooter McGavin Post-DUI Advice For Tiger Woods ... You Can Bounce Back, I Did

7/2/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of the greatest (fictional) golfers ever says he still believes in Tiger Woods ... and is giving TW some game on how to bounce back from his DUI ... 'cause he's been there too. 

We talked to Christopher McDonald, the actor who played legendary golfer Shooter McGavin in "Happy Gilmore" (classic) and asked him about Tiger's very real problems.

McDonald is the right guy to ask ... he was popped for DWI back in 2013, and has since cleaned his life up, something he believes Tiger Woods can -- and will -- do.

"I went through it myself, I got off. He'll get off."

As far as Tiger's legacy ... McDonald says arrest or no arrest Tiger's legacy is secured.

"He's been a hero of mine and a hero of America for a long time. One of the greatest golfers ever."

Big Show Bautista Will Be As Big As The Rock ... 'Just a Matter of Timing'

7/1/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Does Big Show think Dave Bautista has what it takes to rival The Rock as the biggest actor in Hollywood??

"Abso-freakin'-lutely."

We spoke with the WWE legend about Bautista's skyrocketing success in the movie biz with roles in huge flicks like the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' series ... and Big Show thinks it's just the beginning for Drax.

It's a huge compliment ... especially since The Rock was the highest paid actor in 2016, reportedly raking in $64.5 MILLION last year.

Big Show says he's proud of his wrestler-turned-actor friends ... and admits he wants to get in on the action.

Ryan Reynolds Wade Wilson Suits Me Well

6/30/2017 7:04 AM PDT

Even as a severely disfigured character, Ryan Reynolds still has enviable looks.

Ryan was in full Wade Wilson mode during filming of "Deadpool 2" in Vancouver, Canada. He's in full makeup with burn-like scars all over his entire body.

The big, red killing machine isn't wearing a Crazy Horse shirt this time around ... but he's definitely getting wet filming several takes under a torrential downpour.

It's quite the stark contrast to what we showed you a few days ago -- Ryan invading a kid's birthday party.

Ben Stiller (White Goodman) Calls Out Bieber 'My Balls In Your Face!'

6/29/2017 6:31 AM PDT
Breaking News

White Goodman is BACK -- and he wants slam his dodgeballs right into Justin Bieber's pretty little unblemished grill!!! 

Yes, Ben Stiller's legendary 'Dodgeball' villain is calling out some of the most famous people on the planet -- including LeBron, The Rock and Katy Perry -- to square off in the ultimate Dodgeball game.

In fact, Ben reunited just about every member of the original cast (including his estranged wife, Christine Taylor) to help raise money for the Stiller Foundation, which mostly helps rebuild schools in Haiti.

Tony Hawk has already rejected White -- instead, joining Vince Vaughn's Average Joes squad when they face off this Fall.

Just remember -- dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge.

Kate del Castillo Demands International Investigation Mexico Violated My Human Rights

6/28/2017 5:28 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kate del Castillo, the Mexican actress who accompanied Sean Penn in the infamous El Chapo interview, is going to the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. Thursday, demanding that they open a human rights investigation into the treatment she got from the Mexican government.

Kate will file a complaint with the O.A.S. Inter-American Human Rights Commission, claiming Mexico's Attorney General leaked information about what was supposed to be a secret investigation into claims she laundered money ... something she denies.

She says the A.G. was out for personal political gain, and virtually ruined her life last year with nonstop "media persecution."

Kate says she's entitled to a presumption of innocence, which was denied by the A.G. in his pursuit of power. She says the leaks triggered a "mass-media lynching."

Kate has been charged with money laundering and the case is pending.

TSA to Harrison Ford Get in There, You Big Furry Oaf!

6/28/2017 4:06 PM PDT

Harrison Ford ain't getting around TSA as easily as he does all those sticky situations in 'Star Wars' -- well, all except that last one.

We got Harrison at LAX, where he was mum about the new standalone 'Han Solo' movie bringing on Ron Howard to direct.

But the gold here is the most famous interstellar smuggler trying to get through an airport security check.

Kessel run in 14 parsecs? TSA don't care!

We know Chewie's gotta be laughing somewhere ... in a galaxy far, far away.

Joseph Baena Looking Good, Feeling Good!

6/28/2017 1:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son has his priorities straight ... hit the gym before ya talk Hollywood!

Joseph Baena was out Wednesday in Malibu -- near his Pepperdine campus -- when our photog wanted to know if he'd follow in his father's footsteps. Our guy even tossed up a softball: if he could reboot one of his dad's old movies, which one would it be?

Gotta hand it to Joseph ... for not only entertaining the question but also sticking to what's working for him -- pumping iron like his pops.

Joseph also gets in plenty of cardio with his bros ... Pepperdine style, of course.

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