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Angelina Jolie

If Looks Could Kill

... She'd Be In Jail

12/13/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Angelina Jolie seems a tiny bit pissed about producer Scott Rudin calling her a "minimally talented spoiled brat" in an email the hackers just leaked. As for the woman who got the email ... 

We're guessing she's still frozen solid after Angie unloaded some icy revenge on her ass.
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Angelina Jolie

I've Been Broken by CHICKENPOX!!

12/12/2014 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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121214_angelina_jolie_launchAngelina Jolie's officially a scratch from all her upcoming media events ... because she's come down with a case of chickenpox.

Angelina just posted a video announcing she will be "home itching" instead of walking the red carpet Monday night in Hollywood for "Unbroken" -- which she directed. The 39-year-old says she was diagnosed Thursday night. 

As for how Angie caught the pox -- she's not saying, but c'mon ... she's got 6 kids. One of those buggers must've been carrying.

This caps off a real crappy week that included leaked emails -- sent from mega-producer Scott Rudin to Sony honcho Amy Pascal -- blasting Angelina as a "minimally talented spoiled brat." 

Angelina had an awkward run-in with Pascal Wednesday morning. We're not saying Angie was out for revenge, but Pascal might want to get a checkup.

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Rosario Dawson

Tonsil Hockey with Jenny Slate

(No Reason Necessary)

12/12/2014 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Rosario Dawson is here to help you kick off your weekend the right way -- by sucking serious face with "Obvious Child" star Jenny Slate.

Not that anyone requires an explanation ... but the make out sesh was set up by New York Times Magazine as an awesome year-end celebration of great acting.

They actually shot 9 different kissing scenes -- including Kristen Stewart and Chadwick Bozeman, Laura Dern and Steve Carell, and Reese Witherspoon and Benedict Cumberbatch.

But Rosario and Jenny's scene wins hands down ... as they go at it in the back seat of a convertible.

Happy Friday!

Seth Rogen

My Boss Has Massive Balls ...

And Part of My Movie Sucks

12/12/2014 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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121214_the_interview_launchSeth Rogen doesn't know how Sony Pictures honcho Amy Pascal walks with cojones the size of grapefruits -- but he's glad she does since she's releasing "The Interview" ... despite the hackers. 

Seth, who directed and starred in the movie, spoke briefly before last night's Hollywood premiere -- where broadcast media was banned -- and said ... "Before we start we just want to thank Amy Pascal for having the balls to make this f**king thing!"

But the best part of Seth's speech -- when he actually cops to the fact part of the movie is crap. You gotta see it!

Amy's not the only one with balls.

Angelina Jolie

Icy Stare

for Sony Exec

12/12/2014 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1212-angelina-jolie-amy-pascal-APAngelina Jolie could not give a better look of death to the Sony honcho who was part of a conversation in which Angie was trashed as an untalented, egomaniacal brat.

The "Unbroken" director came face-to-face Wednesday with Amy Pascal at an event Wednesday for women in Hollywood.

Angie was the subject of a now-famous leak ... during a time she was in a battle with head honchos over who would direct the movie, "Jobs."

The bad guy in the email conversation is not Amy but super-producer Scott Rudin, who called her "a minimally talented spoiled brat."  He also said, "She's a camp event and a celebrity and that's all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming."

You gotta admit ... Pascal has balls, and Angie clearly wants to cut them off.

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Kevin Hart

Lashes Out at Sony Exec for 'Whore' Snipe

'I Protect My Brand'

12/11/2014 1:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Kevin Hart has come out swinging at the Sony exec who groused, "I'm not saying he's a whore, but he's a whore" ... saying he will NOT be taken advantage of by ignorant bosses.

Kevin was the subject of a Sony leak Wednesday ... when an email was leaked from Clint Culpepper who made the comment because Kevin wanted additional money for promoting the movie "Think Like a Man Too" on social media.

Kevin just fired back on Instagram, "I OWN MY BRAND ... I MAKE SMART DECISIONS FOR MY BRAND ... I PROTECT MY BRAND ... I will never allow myself to be taken advantage of."

Kevin takes a swipe at Culpepper, saying, "I'm able to brush ignorance off of my shoulder and continue to move forward."

And Kevin offers inspiration by saying, "Knowing your self worth is extremely important people ... i worked very hard to get where I am today." 

Kevin talked about the leak on a Phoenix radio interview this morning, ironically while promoting a movie.

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President Obama

Loves Slavery & Kevin Hart Flicks

... Sony Execs Joke in Leaked Emails

12/11/2014 7:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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update_graphic_red_bar10:00 AM PT -- Rudin is now apologizing, saying ... "Private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity, even when the content of them is meant to be in jest, can result in offense where none was intended. " He adds the comments were insensitive and not at all funny -- and he is "profoundly and deeply sorry" to anyone he offended.

For her part, Pascal says even though the private emails were stolen ... she accepts full responsibility for what she wrote ... and apologizes for the comments.

Neither apologized for the Angelina Jolie comments.
update_grey_gray_barPresident Obama just loves him some slavery movies, and don't get him started on Kevin Hart -- that's what a couple of Hollywood power players joked about anyway -- in new leaked emails.

In the exchange ... Sony Pictures honcho Amy Pascal asks blockbuster producer Scott Rudin for advice on small talk with the prez at a fundraiser, saying ... "Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?"

Rudin replied, "12 YEARS" ... and Pascal fired back ... "Or the butler. Or think like a man?"

The racially charged email convo, first published by Buzzfeed, wraps up when Rudin says ... "Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart."

At least Obama's in good company -- the hackers already leaked Sony Pictures emails ripping Angelina Jolie, Michael Fassbender, and Hart.

Rudin and Pascal never mentioned a Madea movie though. Sorry, Tyler Perry.

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Cuba Gooding Jr.

HE'S THE PERFECT O.J. Simpson

... Says Kato Kaelin

12/11/2014 8:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Cuba Gooding Jr. is the PERFECT guy to play O.J. Simpson in an upcoming TV miniseries ... so says someone who would know -- Kato Kaelin

We spoke with O.J.'s most famous house guest about reports that CBJ will portray "The Juice" in an upcoming FX miniseries called, "American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson."

"Cuba's my friend. I think he's gonna do great," Kaelin told us. 

Kaelin says Simpson "had an arrogance to him" ... which Cuba will have no trouble nailing down. 

"I think [O.J.'s personality] is a lot like Cuba's character in 'Jerry Maguire.' He wanted the attention ... that was pretty much O.J. Simpson."

For the record, Rod Tidwell never killed anyone ... allegedly. 

Michael Fassbender

Hacked Sony Emails Reveal Producer

Had Penis Envy

12/11/2014 6:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1211-michael-fassbender-tmz-02Michael Fassbender's popularity ... and penis size ... were topics of conversation in the latest round of emails released by the Sony hackers ... revealing one big time producer who's feeling inadequate.

This most recent batch of emails revolves around discussion for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which originally was supposed to be produced by Sony (it's now with Universal).

When the topic of Fassbender taking the lead role came up, somehow producer Michael De Luca brought up Fassbender's infamous manhood, saying he "makes you feel bad to have normal sized male genitalia."

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin knocked Fassbender down a notch in another email to producer Scott Rudin, writing, "I don't know who Michael Fassbender is and the rest of the world isn't going to care."

In another series of emails, "Community" star Joel McHale wrote to a Sony exec asking for a discount on a TV ("Community" is a Sony show).

Hey, everyone loves a good deal.

'The Interview'

Sony Boots Media from Premiere

12/10/2014 4:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Score one for the hackers -- Sony Pictures is shutting down all interviews with Seth Rogen and James Franco at the Hollywood premiere of "The Interview" ... in the wake of repeated cyber attacks.

Sony says it's banning all broadcast media from Thursday night's red carpet for the event ... and print reporters will not be allowed to interview any of the cast and crew from the controversial movie about assassinating Kim Jong Un.

Sony isn't saying the drastic change is a response to the hackers -- but it came down hours after emails between Sony execs were leaked ... which blasted Kevin Hart and Angelina Jolie.

Kevin Hart

Sony Exec Calls Him A Money Whore

12/10/2014 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Kevin Hart tried to gouge Sony Pictures out of extra money -- on top of the millions he already received -- for promoting his movie on social media, and a Sony exec groused, "I'm not saying he's a whore, but he's a whore" ... this according to the latest in the Sony Leak.

Clint Culpepper, a studio exec, sent several emails to studio heads, complaining that Kevin made $3 million and then $4 million for his last 2 Sony flicks, yet when he was asked to tweet out a plug for "Think Like a Man Too," his agent balked because he felt Kevin's expertise in social media was worth additional money.

Culpepper suggests they put the screws to Kevin, writing, "I'm tempted to suggest we call his bluff. If he doesn't do his normal routine, his film will not open as well and his brand will appear diminished and he will -- in fact -- be f***ing himself because we have his next 2 immediate films."

The leakers are in high gear, because the movie they want killed -- "The Interview" -- is slated for a premiere tomorrow night.

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Angelina Jolie

Famed Producer Says

She's a Spoiled, Untalented, Egomaniacal Brat

12/10/2014 9:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Angelina Jolie behaves like a petulant child, and an untalented one at that ... this according to a big Hollywood producer who's the latest Sony Leak victim.

Famed producer Scott Rudin -- whose credits include "Captain Phillips"  and "Moneyball" -- fired off an email to Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal, warning her NOT to listen to Jolie's objection of David Fincher directing "Jobs." 

Rudin -- who is producing "Jobs" -- wrote,  "I am not destroying my career over a minimally talented, spoiled brat." But he wasn't done, describing "the insanity and rampaging spoiled ego of [Jolie]."

And there's still more. Rudin wrote, "She's a camp event and a celebrity and that's all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming."

The hackers -- who call themselves Guardians of Peace -- have threatened to continue the leaks unless Sony pulls the upcoming movie, "The Interview."

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Mary Ann Mobley

Ex-Miss America Dies from Breast Cancer

12/9/2014 5:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1209_Mary-Ann-Mobley-gettyMary Ann Mobley -- one of the first Miss America winners to make it big in show business -- died on Tuesday in Beverly Hills after a long battle with breast cancer.

Mobley won the 1959 Miss America pageant before breaking into Hollywood. She appeared in several big movies in the '60s ... including "Girl Happy" and "Harum Scarum" with Elvis Presley

In 1967, Mary Ann married actor and TV host Gary Collins ... who passed away in 2012.

She went on to star in tons of TV shows through the '70s and '80s -- among them ... "Love, American Style," "Fantasy Island," "Diff'rent Strokes," and "Hotel."

Mobley was also famous for her humanitarian work with children in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and the Sudan.

Mary Ann's family says she will buried next week in her native Mississippi. She was 75.

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