Kevin Sorbo now says he made a bonehead move in the middle of the night by trashing Ferguson protesters.
Sorbo went on TMZ Live to address his Facebook post, claiming the rioters were using the shooting of Michael Brown, "as an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are."
But ... he didn't fully backtrack his comment that Obama was elected by Blacks.
Robin Williams' Son
Smiling and Mingling With Friends
8/21/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Williams' son Cody put on a brave face ... mingling with friends Tuesday in San Francisco to celebrate his dad's life.
Cody was dressed casually as he arrived at an invitation-only event at Marsha Garces' home ... she's Cody's mom and Robin's second wife. The outside of the house was strewn with candles and bouquets from well-wishers.
The 22-year-old Cody is not seen in the pic with his sister, Zelda, or half-brother, Zac.
No plans have been announced for a public memorial for Robin ... whose cremated remains were scattered in the San Francisco Bay.
Kid From 'Jumanji'
Now Open About HIS Depression
8/21/2014 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Williams is inspiring people even in death ... his young co-star from "Jumanji" has decided it's time for people like him suffering from depression to shed the shame.
Somehow our photog spotted Bradley Pierce -- who played Peter Shepard in the classic 1995 comedy -- Wednesday night in L.A.
Pierce said he's been motivated to talk openly about his battle with depression, which he's dealt with since he was 16.
Pierce also shared a great story about Williams from the set of "Jumanji" about filming the monsoon scene -- the only time he ever got aggressive.
Solo Goes Yolo
Plunges Down 2,500 Ft. Slide
8/21/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
J.J. Abrams ain't gonna like this ... 'cause Harrison Ford put his recently broken leg at risk this week when he went barreling down a 2,500 foot mega-slide -- just days before he's due back on the "Star Wars" set.
Ford -- whose Han Solo scenes were pushed back when he broke his leg on the set in June -- hit up the Alpine Slide in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Tuesday to take the 2,500 foot plunge with his family.
The slide is no joke -- with riders sometimes reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour. And we're told Ford was FLYING down the chute ... and screaming to the rider in front of him to speed up!!!
We're told Harrison is a regular on the Alpine Slide -- and often rides with his grandkids -- but when you're nursing a broken ankle (and you're 72) and an entire production revolves around YOU, maybe find a less dangerous hobby??
Fortunately, the force was strong with Harrison -- no injuries, no accidents, no problems. He's reportedly due back on the "Star Wars" set by the end of the month to finish shooting.
When a Man
Loves 'Office Space'
8/20/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Look, Up in the Sky ...
It's the Superman Costume!
8/20/2014 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
I'M ASHAMED OF MY SON
After Weed Bust in China
8/20/2014 7:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jackie Chan says he's "VERY ASHAMED" of his son Jaycee -- claiming his 31-year-old son humiliated his family after getting busted for pot in China.
Chan's son was caught in a huge drug crackdown last week -- with cops saying they found about 3.5 ounces of the green stuff in Jaycee's Beijing home.
Now, his famous father has penned a bizarre letter to the public -- blasting his kid ... and essentially saying he FAILED as a father.
"When I first heard the news, I was absolutely enraged" ... Jackie wrote in a letter posted on his official website.
"As a public figure, I feel very ashamed; as his dad, I'm very sad and disappointed. But the person who feels heartbroken the most is his mom."
"I hope our younger generation will learn from Jaycee's mistake and stay far away from drug abuse."
"I would like to take this opportunity and say to Jaycee: you’ve done something wrong and you have to be responsible for the consequences. I’m your dad and I’ll always be with you. We will face the road ahead of us together."
"I should also take some of this responsibility because as his dad, I didn’t teach him well."
"Therefore, on behalf of Jaycee and myself, I extend our deepest apologies to everyone for the negative impact this has caused on society. Thank you."
Returns to DWTS
As a Judge
8/19/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Julianne Hough has learned a hard lesson about the movie biz ... it ain't that easy, so she's returning to "Dancing with the Stars" but this time as a judge ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the show tell us ... they've made an offer to Julianne to become the 4th judge ... the other 3 are coming back. We're told the 2 sides are in negotiations and are expected to make the deal.
Julianne left the show years ago to pursue an acting and singing career, but it's been rough going ... particularly "Rock of Ages" and "Footloose."
We're told her commitment to DWTS is only a couple of hours a week, so she'll still pursue acting.
Screw Your Movie
I'm Partying My Ass Off!
8/19/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mischa Barton is one step away from being featured on a milk carton ... which makes it especially stunning she blew off a movie role because she thought it would be more fun to party in Europe.
Mischa hasn't had a hit since "The O.C." wrapped in 2006 ... but she got a huge break when she was hired to star in the movie, "Promoted."
Producers claim in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- they attempted to contact Mischa about the March 4 start date and also about sizing her costumes ... but got no response.
On March 3 ... producers got an email from Mischa's mom, saying, "Mischa is still in Europe and won't be available until the 20th of this month."
The producers -- furious -- went on Mischa's social media accounts to find she was actually partying in Europe ... on vacation and "enjoying tourist excursions with friends."
Mischa's absence created a snowball effect ... the lead actor didn't want to work with another actress, and so on and so on.
The "actress" is now being sued for the $20,000 advance she got, $200,000 in marketing expenses, and $100,000 which they say they will lose because Mischa's not attached anymore.
Detoxes After Hard Partying
8/15/2014 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Denzel Washington just left an Orange County residence where he was staying for more than 2 weeks to detox after a wild, alcohol-fueled, gluttonous month-long vacation ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the actor tell TMZ Denzel was on a yacht during the month of July with his wife ... and was partying and partying hard.
When he returned to L.A. ... our sources say Denzel went to the OC residence where he had professionals help him "detox."
One source says this was more than just alcohol ... it was an overall cleanse for toxins. In addition to the professional who supervised the detox, we're told Denzel had a nutritionist, a trainer and a chef.
Denzel we're told is out and back on his game.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Kick Your Ass
8/17/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sylvester Stallone is destined to do an "Expendables 15" if genetics has anything to do with it ... because we got photos of his 92-year-old mom doing CrossFit!
Jackie Stallone is a certified bad ass ... with no machine in the gym out of bounds.
During her workout, Jackie hits the rowing machine, rings, medicine ball ... and even gets in some squats before knocking out a few bench presses.
It's obvious where Sly got his physique ... but something tells us he won't be able to keep it up nearly as long as mom.
Gerard Butler and Mel Gibson
Man-Date in Malibu
But Who Paid?
8/16/2014 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mel Gibson and Gerard Butler are both incredibly rich ... so when the duo met up for lunch in Malibu Friday we asked them who sprung for the tab. The probability is ... you'll guess wrong.
Gibson and Butler hit up Coogies in Malibu. Mel was chatty-ish on the way out.
Gerard wasn't in a real talking mood ... but we're assuming it's cause he had somewhere to go ... that involved a chick!
7 Kids Go Hollywood!
Making BANK Off Dad's Biopic
8/16/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-NFL great Kurt Warner's set to rake in almost a million dollars for a movie about his life, and he's sharing the wealth by writing his SEVEN kids into the deal.
FOX bought the movie rights to Kurt's biography "All Things Possible" a year ago, but since 5 of his kids are under age -- a minors contract has to be filed with the courts. Turns out dear ol' dad was very generous.
TMZ Sports obtained a copy of the contracts for Jada (13), Kade (15), Elijah (10), and twins Sienna and Sierra (8) -- and according to the docs ... they will split 25% of all salaries the family earns. Kurt and his wife Brenda's 25-year-old son Zachary, who suffered brain damage as a child ... also gets a 5% cut.
The other 70% will be split between Kurt, Brenda, and their adult daughter Jesse.
So far the family's only earned $135K ... a down payment for the movie rights. If FOX goes forward, and shoots the movie they'll get another $715K. The floodgates really open if the movie is a box office hit -- they'll get a bunch of bonuses, potentially as high as $200K.
Kurt deserves way more than golf balls or a tie next Father's Day.