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'Frozen'

Kuwaiti Woman Sues Disney

I Want a Piece of Ice!!!

4/16/2015 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Oil isn't the only worthwhile commodity in Kuwait ... one woman claims it's also the home to the idea for "Frozen" ... and she claims Disney stole it from her.

Muneefa Abdullah claims she came up with the idea that true love conquers evil, a central theme in "Frozen."

Abdullah has filed a lawsuit against Disney, claiming she wrote a book called "New Fairy Tales" which contained the short story, "The Snow Princess."

Abdullah says her story involves a princess who possesses magical ice powers that give her the ability to turn people and objects into ice ... which just so happens to be the plot to "Frozen." 

Abdullah fires off a number of similarities, including: 

-- A kingdom made of ice and surrounded by mountains
-- A sibling in search and rescue of the sibling possessing the magical ice powers
-- A journey up the mountain, snowy guards guarding an icy castle on the mountaintop
-- The idea that only love is capable of defeating evil 

Abdullah wants a barrel of money. 

Sofia Vergara

Ex-Fiance Wants to Have Her Baby

... Without Her

4/15/2015 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance is suing her to prevent the actress from destroying the fertilized eggs they created when they were a couple because he still wants to have her baby.

It's a bizarre lawsuit. Nick Loeb claims he and Sofia made a contract back in November 2013 where they agreed to attempt to have children by means of in vitro fertilization. Her eggs were fertilized by his sperm and then frozen and kept at a Beverly Hills facility. 

Nick claims Sofia now wants to destroy the eggs because they broke up, but he says he has the right to go forward because both parties have not agreed in writing to destroy the eggs. 

Here's what's weird. Nick claims in the lawsuit, she physically abused him on 4 separate occasions, punching him in the face twice, kicked him and threw her phone at his head.  And he claims she repeatedly berated him. If that's the case, it seems a little strange he wants a kid with her DNA.

In the documents, first reported by In Touch, Nick makes it clear he wants a child. 

Clearly Sofia has moved on. She's engaged to Joe Manganiello and is certainly done with Nick.

Joss Whedon Sued

The 'Avengers' Director

Jacked My 'Cabin in the Woods'

4/14/2015 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0414-joss-whedon-cabin-in-the-woods-TMZ-LIONSGATE-01Joss Whedon, current king of the Marvel universe, is being sued for allegedly stealing the idea for the cult horror smash, "The Cabin in the Woods."

Whedon and "Cabin" co-writer/director Drew Goddard are being sued by a guy named Peter Gallagher (not "The O.C." guy with the eyebrows) who claims he registered a book with the Writers Guild called "The Little White Trip: A Night in the Pines."

Gallagher's book came 5 years before 'Cabin' ... which he claims has several similarities to his work:

-- Five friends (three males, two females), ages 17-22
-- In the book, the girls are named Julie and Dura; in the film, Jules and Dana
-- Each takes place at a cabin in the woods (duh!)
-- Each has a twist where you learn the characters are being manipulated and filmed as players in a real-life horror show (spoiler alert!)

In all, Gallagher says there are 25 similar scenes. 

Gallagher's book is nowhere near a best seller -- but in the suit, he says Whedon might have caught wind of it because Gallagher used to hawk it on sidewalks in Santa Monica, CA. He says Whedon lives in that city. Of course ... so do 92,000 other people. 

Gallagher is seeking damages in excess of $10 million. 

Dennis Quaid

'Meltdown' Video Smells Like a Stunt

4/14/2015 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Something is rotten in Hollywood, and it's that alleged Dennis Quaid "meltdown" video -- because we got him in New York City in full promotional mode ... and more and more this thing's looking like a stunt.  

Quaid was out Tuesday afternoon after leaving a media event for his new scripted drama on Crackle.

The timing of the announcement seems convenient ... coming the day after the video of Dennis ranting -- allegedly on a movie (or TV) set -- goes viral. 

Our photog asked Quaid to tell us the truth about the vid -- and while he said very little ... check out the smile.

For the record, a Crackle spokesperson says they had nothing to do with the viral clip.

Watch our vid of Dennis, then watch the rant again and then tell us ...

Margot Robbie

Canada PDA ...

Public Display of Ass-Grabbin'

4/14/2015 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0414-margot-robbie-boyfriend-pcn"Wolf of Wall Street" star Margot Robbie's boyfriend has his hands full ... of that ass.

Looks like Robbie and aspiring director BF Tom Ackerley want everyone to know they're not only in deep, but they're also not afraid to put the PDA on full throttle .. the two went at it Monday on the streets of Toronto.

No doubt she'll be slipping into something tight for her role as the Joker's squeeze, Harley Quinn, in the upcoming DC Comic bad boy blockbuster, "Suicide Squad" ... which she's up there filming.

No joke here ... those buns are fine.

Dennis Quaid

Loses His Mind On Set ...

'I Have a Bunch of Pussies Staring at Me!'

4/13/2015 8:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dennis Quaid went absolutely berserk on the set of a movie ... calling his co-workers unprofessional zombies, pussies, and more -- or so it seems based on a video that surfaced on the Internet.

The video starts with Quaid chewing out someone for walking on set while he's running a line -- "I can't even get a line out until dopey the d**k starts whispering in your ear, you're not even watching anymore."

No one was spared his wrath as Dennis continued ... "This is the most unprofessional set I have ever been on. This is horse s**t!"

It's unclear what movie he's shooting ... when this rant went down, or if it's even real. The video leaked online, but his reps haven't responded to our calls for comment yet. It's possible the whole thing is fake ... he's an actor, after all.

Your move Christian Bale. And David O. Russell. And Chris Berman. 

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Apollo Creed's Grandson

Screw Hugo Boss

We're A Nike Fam Now!

4/13/2015 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0413-sylvester-stallone-instagramHugo Boss is out ... Nike is in -- at least that's the way it seems when it comes to the "Rocky" franchise ... with Apollo Creed's grandson decked out in Swoosh gear on the set of the upcoming "Creed" movie. 

But get this -- there's no official sponsorship deal in play ... it's as simple as Nike sent over a bunch of free stuff to the set and essentially said, "Feel free to use this in your new movie."

A rep for Nike tells us ... their "entertainment team" will often send merch to movie productions hoping producers will use their stuff on camera. If they do, it's great free publicity. If not, no big deal. 

Well, the Rocky people bit ... with Michael B. Jordan dressed in Nike clothing in the first official picture from the set -- which Sylvester Stallone eventually posted on Instagram. 

FYI -- it's not the first major apparel company to get some love in the Rocky flicks ... Balboa famously cradled a dying Apollo Creed in a Boss hoodie in "Rocky IV."

0413-rocky-4-movie-screenshot-Tommy Gunn sported an Adidas track suit in "Rocky V" ... and Mason "The Line" Dixon was partial to Under Armour in "Rocky Balboa."

Your move, Reebok. 

'Transformers' Star Jack Reynor

Staring Down $1 Million Mistake

... Going MIA in Lawsuit

4/11/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Transformers Jack Reynor Ignored Lawsuit

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" star Jack Reynor better hope there's another sequel -- with a role for him -- 'cause he's thiiis close to losing a ton of cash to 2 women he allegedly hit in a car accident.

According to court docs ... Reynor never responded to the lawsuit the alleged victims filed in November, so they've been granted a default victory -- and the next step is a judgment against Reynor that could cost him $1 MILLION!

As we first reported ... the ladies say they were in a crosswalk when the Irish actor's car creamed them ... sending them flying into the air.

If Reynor doesn't answer soon, he could have to shell out the mil plus medical expenses.

Why the delay? We've reached out to Reynor's rep but so far, no word back. 

Jackie Chan

GOOD GENES OR

GOOD DOCS?

4/11/2015 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0407_jackie_chan_good_genes_launchJackie Chan's good looks are still kicking ass!

Here's a 27-year-old version of the martial arts expert and "Dragon Strike" actor hanging out in Paris back in 1981 (left) and 34 years later ... the "Rush Hour" vet -- who turned 61-years-old earlier this week -- at a speaking event in Beijing, China (right).

The question is ...

Harvey Weinstein

Won't Be Charged

In Alleged Groping Incident

4/10/2015 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Harvey Weinstein
will not face charges for allegedly groping a model during a business meeting in New York last month. 

A spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office says, "After analyzing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported."

Weinstein was questioned by police in March after an Italian model accused the Hollywood mogul of touching her thigh and grabbing her breasts. She reported the alleged incident to cops immediately after it happened.

From the outset, Weinstein denied any wrongdoing.

Suge Knight

Cops Recreate Death Scene

With Suge's Truck and Dummies

4/10/2015 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Suge Knight's fatal car crash is being recreated right now ... by homicide investigators who are trying to figure out exactly how it went down.

TMZ broke the story ... Suge ran over 2 people -- one fatally -- in the parking lot of Tam's burger joint in Compton. He's been charged with murder.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is working with prosecutors in the case, and that's why they're on scene right now with cameras and measuring devices.

Suge claims because of his vision and an ominous crowd, he was forced to drive into the lot as opposed to just driving down the street. We're told this will be addressed in the recreation.

The recreation is really authentic ... they're even using Suge's truck and an eyewitness tells us they are using dummies for the victims. 

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Scott Eastwood

Ride 'Em Rough

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4/9/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Scott Eastwood did some badass stunts for his new movie -- including riding a real life bull -- but all it takes for him to impress chicks ... is a mouthful of oatmeal.

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JLo & Casper

Not Dating, We Swear ...

But Still Going Down South

4/9/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0408_jennifer_lopez_casper_smart_together_nexico_vacation_launch_ipadJennifer Lopez and her NOT boyfriend are enjoying a NOT vacation in Mexico for his NOT birthday.

You get our drift, right? It IS Casper Smart's 28th birthday, and he and JLo ARE on vacay with her kids -- yet during an interview this week ... Jennifer insisted she's single.

Casper did some jetskiing ... JLo's kids went horseback riding, and JLo followed them all around town. Check out the pics ... no kissing or canoodling, but they're definitely close.

As we reported ... sources connected to Jen and Casper tell us they never really broke up -- and a couple weeks ago they were kissing outside "American Idol." 

But yeah, like she says ... they're not dating.

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