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'Two For The Money' Inspiration This Week's NFL Gambling LOCKS Are ...

10/29/2016 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Wanna (possibly) win some money this weekend??? Pay attention ... 

The guy who's handicapping prowess inspired the movie "Two For The Money" is about to give you free cash (maybe) ... by revealing the biggest LOCKS of the NFL gambling weekend.

TMZ Sports spoke with Brandon Lang ... Matthew McConaughey played him in 'TFTM' ... and asked him -- for you guys of course, not for us -- to reveal the safest bets for this NFL weekend.

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION -- Brandon breaks it down good ... and even though we really don't know what the hell he's talking about ... we're gonna go ahead and go with his picks anyway.

Just for fun ... not, like, for actual money ... just for laughs ... and hopefully money.

'Birth of a Nation' Theater Accused of Lying to Kill Ticket Sales ... But Denies Racism

10/28/2016 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1028-birth-of-a-nation-regal-cinemas-01Regal Cinemas says it's not on a mission to tank Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation" ... despite a viral video purportedly catching one theater lying about tickets being sold-out. 

Moviegoer Devon Walls claims staff at a Regal Cinemas in Delaware steered him away from buying tickets by telling him the theater was sold-out, and instead encouraging him to see "The Accountant." In a video he posted, Walls strongly suggests the move was racially motivated because he found out the 'Birth' theater was almost empty.

A rep for Regal denies it was racism, and told us the theater was "adjusting films and auditoriums to meet consumer demand." It's unclear what that means exactly, but the theater manager did tell Walls they'd added a showing of 'Birth' at the last minute to handle demand -- and that's the theater he saw nearly empty.

Mind you, Walls says he was never told about that added screening.  

Regal brass insists the race of the filmmaker, actors and the film's subject matter had "absolutely no bearing on the decision."  

'Star Wars' Darth Maul Actor Alleged 'Menace' At Fan Convention

10/28/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-ray-park-instagram-02The guy who played Darth Maul in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a woman ... TMZ has learned.

Raymond Park was a panelist at Super Megafest Comic-con in Massachusetts last weekend, and law enforcement sources tell us they got a 911 call early Sunday reporting an assault at his hotel. Park's rep says cops woke the actor in his room, and spoke to him about claims he struck a woman.

Park was questioned, but never detained or arrested. His rep says Park was partying with fans Saturday night at his hotel bar, but insists he never assaulted anyone. Witnesses tell us he seemed kinda wasted while throwing darts, but no one saw anything violent.

For what it's worth, Park was back at the convention Sunday. Cops say their investigation is still ongoing.

Charlie Sheen Goes Full 'Wild Thing' ... For Epic Indians Pump Up Vid

10/26/2016 4:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This is pretty damn freakin' awesome ... Charlie Sheen just delivered the most epic pump up video in Cleveland Indians history ... going full Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn to fire up the tribe faithful.

Sheen -- who played Vaughn in the epic 1989 comedy -- just donned his old CLE uniform, complete with the signature horn-rimmed glasses, while screening the movie in his home. 

Watch what happens next ... and try not to get PISSED that Major League Baseball didn't let this guy throw out the first pitch.

'Rookie of the Year' Star Lemme Throw Out 1st Pitch ... I'm Ready!

10/25/2016 3:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


The star of the 1993 classic "Rookie of the Year" says he's READY, WILLING AND ABLE to throw out the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series ... insisting Cubs fans would love it!! 

TMZ Sports spoke with Thomas Ian Nicholas -- who played Chicago Cubs fireballer Henry Rowengartner in the flick -- and he's making his pitch to MLB for the pre-game honor at game 4.

Nicholas says he's already got his ticket -- and he's already thrown out a first pitch at a Cubs game this season -- so, he's perfectly qualified to bring the heat at Wrigley. 

BTW -- Thomas is auctioning off a signed Rowengartner jersey to help people with terminal illnesses. Click here for more info

Jamie Foxx 'Epic Cameos' in My New Flick ... Rappers, Athletes, HUGE STARS!

10/24/2016 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Floyd Mayweather and The Game are just the beginning ... Jamie Foxx says he's got some HUUUGE stars making surprise appearances in his new movie -- and revealed one right on the street. 

Foxx was leaving Drake's birthday party at Delilah in L.A. when he ran into French Montana -- and revealed he's ALSO in "All-Star Weekend" ... which Jamie is producing and directing. 

The two talk shop -- and then Foxx breaks down French and Floyd's skills on camera. 

BTW, there's rumblings LeBron and Steph Curry will appear in the flick -- and yeah, that WOULD be epic!

Jeff Bridges Hold the Kahlua and Cream for My Russians, Dude

10/24/2016 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jeff Bridges walks into a bar and orders a White Russian, minus the cream and Kahlua ... according to The Dude himself.

We got Jeff in NYC and asked if people try to drink the famous cocktail from the "The Big Lebowski" with him ... sounds like they do. But Jeff seems to like his Russians clear.

Turns out he's also still a fan of a good cigar, and now that the embargo on Cuban goods is lifted ... The Dude might abide.

'Braveheart' Producer Files for Divorce From Bill Cosby Accuser

10/22/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019_alan_ladd_cindra_tmz-gettyOscar-winning producer and entertainment exec Alan Ladd Jr., who’s backed films like “Braveheart” and “Chariots of Fire,” is ending his nearly 30-year marriage.

If the name Cindra Ladd sounds familiar, it’s because she’s one of many women who have come forward and accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Cindra had been working for film producer Ray Stark in NY when she met Cosby in '69 and claims he drugged and raped her.

Here's what's interesting ... Cindra and Alan married in 1985 and the date of separation on the legal docs is listed as March 14, 2015 ... two months after Cindra went public with her Bill Cosby story.

They have no minor children together. Alan was already a big-time producer when they got hitched, and had already served as Prez of Twentieth Century Fox.

He wants to block the court from awarding Cindra spousal support.

Floyd Mayweather I'm Ready for My Close-Up Gets Role In Jamie Foxx Flick

10/20/2016 8:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Floyd Mayweather ... actor??? 

Yep ... and it's all thanks to Jamie Foxx

Floyd just locked up a role in Jamie's new movie, "All-Star Weekend" -- and the two are already gellin' on the L.A. set. 

We're told Floyd is playing himself -- so don't go polishing that Oscar yet -- but we're told he's taking the job seriously since his good friend Jamie is directing and producing the flick.

So, what's the movie about? IMDb says it's about "two buddies who form a rivalry over their favorite American basketball player."

Good times. 

Val Kilmer I'm Your Huckleberry If You Buy My Gold Tumbleweed!

10/20/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019-val-kilmer-art-gallery-FACEBOOK-01Val Kilmer's turning tumbleweed into gold, and a small fortune ... TMZ has learned.

Val is selling an actual tumbleweed he bronzed and dipped in 22k gold ... for a cool $150,000. Luxury boutique Just One Eye got the piece Tuesday in L.A.

We're told the piece -- aptly titled "Tumbleweed" -- symbolizes Val's childhood growing up in New Mexico. His granddaddy was a gold miner, so the art's got family roots. Plus, "Tombstone" ... 'cause that movie's awesome.

Good news for interested buyers, it comes with a Val signature. 


Sharon Stone What Sands Of Time?

10/18/2016 1:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1018_sharon_stone_bikini_launchThere ain't a damn thing basic about Sharon Stone these days -- she's still rocking a bikini top and board shorts and looking good with 60 right around the corner.

Sharon showed off her bod while shooting her new flick, "A Little Something for Your Birthday," on Zuma Beach in Malibu. These pics prove she's still in the game -- and she's got some too when it comes to beach volleyball.

Now serving ... 

George Clooney Modern Man Trapped in the '50s

10/18/2016 12:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1018-george-clooney-movie-set-suburbicon-movie-set-GALLERY-LAUNCH-TMZ-02George Clooney is sticking out like a sore thumb on the set of his new film "Suburbicon" ... and not because he's better looking than everyone else. Although that's probably true.

The movie's set in the 1950s -- which explains all the vintage rides -- but George was sporting jeans and a polo shirt, dressing nothing like a gent of that era. It's cool though, he's only appearing behind the camera for this one ... directing the shoot in Fullerton, CA. His pal Matt Damon's the star.

Check out the shots of director Clooney in action. 

Fun fact: This is his 6th time directing a feature film. 

Harry Shearer 'This Is Spinal Tap' Studio's Been Ripping Me Off

10/18/2016 9:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1018-this-is-spinal-tap-EMBASSY-PICTURES-01"This Is Spinal Tap" star and co-creator Harry Shearer says he's been getting the short end of the stick for the legendary movie ... to the tune of $125 million.

Shearer's production company just filed suit against Vivendi -- which owns Universal Studios -- and handles accounting on all merchandise and music related to the 1984 mockumentary. According to docs, Vivendi claims the movie's 4 creators -- Shearer, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Rob Reiner -- were only owed a whopping $81 for merch, and $98 for music sales ... up until 2006.

Think about it ... that's $179, split 4 ways! The numbers are astoundingly low, if the lawsuit is correct. Shearer -- who also does a ton of voices on "The Simpsons" -- has a two-part solution.

First, he wants Vivendi to fork over $125 mil. Then, he wants his own company, Century of Progress Productions, to take over the film's trademarks.

Doesn't sound like they're gonna do Stonehenge tomorrow.

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