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Auntie Fee

I’m Trading In My Knife Set

For A Film Set

5/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527-auntie-fee-facebook-SWIPE-3Auntie Fee -- best known as Internet sensation Chef Sista Girl -- is taking her low budget recipes and take-no-s**t attitude to the big screen, and there's a Tyler Perry twist.

Auntie just booked her first film role in "Barbershop 3" and is already bringing some flavor to the Atlanta set ... according to a family source. This wasn’t just a friendly favor either ... she actually auditioned to land the gig.

We're told the foul-mouthed chef is playing Anthony Anderson's mother, and her character's name? Madea ... which is kinda perfect since Fee told us Tyler Perry is one of her idols.  

As Fee might put it ... this ain't no f**king one-off! We're told she's already looking to to score more roles. We're thinking less PG and more R -- for language. 

Lindsay Lohan

Mission Accomplished!!!

I Finished My Community Service

5/27/2015 12:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0527_lindsay_lohan_tmzLindsay Lohan just did what nobody thought possible ... she completed her community service, but just in the nick of time.

We just got word from the prosecutor, Chief Deputy Terry White, who confirmed Lindsay put in nearly 8 hours a day for several weeks without a break to get the job done.

Lindsay didn't have any time to spare. Her lawyer, Shawn Holley, will be in court Thursday with proof that the 125 hours were completed.

So tomorrow marks a new chapter in Lindsay's life ... it will be the first time in nearly 7 years she's off probation.

Amazing.

Jerry Ferrara

Tom Brady Is Finished

As Fantasy Football 1st Rounder

5/27/2015 10:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jerry Ferrara thinks that the Tom Brady era is definitely OVER ... in fantasy football ... telling TMZ Sports Tom Terrific is no longer worthy of a first round fantasy draft pick.

The "Entourage" star (and fantasy nut) was in NYC promoting his other movie "Club Life" when asked if the suspended Brady was still studly enough to command one of the top picks in next year's fantasy drafts.

Jerry's answer is a solid NO ... which isn't surprising because he's a HUGE New York Giants fan ... but slightly controversial because his boss Mark Wahlberg LOVES him some Tom Brady.

Be careful Jerry ... we want to see Turtle return for "Entourage 2."

Jeremy Renner

Low Profile Wedding Crasher

5/27/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jeremy Renner threw on his best t-shirt and sport coat to crash a random couple's wedding in Houston -- and despite his Hollywood A-list status ... he was NOT the center of attention. 

The 'Avengers' star was in H-Town for Comicpalooza when he decided to cruise into the reception at the Regency Hotel, where he was staying over the weekend. Our spies tell us Jeremy was in classic crash form ... hitting up the open bar. 

But we're told he was actually kind of standoffish with most of the guests ... and even refused to take a pic with the bride and groom! Considering Jeremy's just coming off a brief marriage and bitter divorce battle -- it's possible he just didn't want to give 'em bad juju.

But actually, Renner tells TMZ, he was hiding at the bar to avoid upstaging the newlyweds -- but he adds, "I did enjoy conversations with many of the guests for about 15 minutes and went off to enjoy the sights of Houston for the night." 

Instant crash legend. 

Audrey Hepburn

Sons Battle It Out

Over Glittery Clothes and Fancy Hats

5/27/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0526-audrey-hepburn-GETTY-01Audrey Hepburn's sons are at legal war over her hats, scarves and jewelry.

Audrey left a storage locker full of memorabilia.  Among the items ... posters, costumes, gloves, photos, scripts and awards.  

The "Breakfast at Tiffany's" star gave her 2 sons -- Sean Ferrer from her first marriage and Luca Dotti from her second -- a 50/50 cut in all the items. But she didn't say who got what ... she expected they would divvy it up. Problem is ... they can't agree. 

So the treasure trove is just collecting dust at the Los Angeles Fine Arts & Wine Storage Company, and now a judge has to divide the goodies.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Sorry I Messed Up

But I'm Good Now

5/26/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers has apologized for falling off the wagon, but he promises it was a blip and he's on the mend. 

Jonathan posted his apology on his fiancee's Instagram account saying, "I apologize for having a minor relapse and hope that people don't think badly of me."

The actor says he was on his way home from a friend's house and regretted his disheveled appearance as he clutched a vodka bottle.

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Jonathan just wrapped a movie, "Damascus Cover," where our spies say he delivered a killer performance.  

As for the future, he says, "... this was just a blip in my recovery otherwise I'm living a healthy life."

Johnny Depp

Dog Smuggling Carries

10 Year Prison Sentence

5/26/2015 3:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0513-johnny-depp-dogsJohnny Depp going to jail for bringing his dogs to Australia might sound like a joke, but officials Down Under aren't laughing ... and Depp could end up behind bars for a long, long time.

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star could face up to 10 years in prison -- and receive a fine of up to $340,000 -- for illegally bringing his two dogs into Australia, says the Sydney Morning Herald

The paper says his pilot, who flew Depp and the dogs into the country, could get two years as well.

Depp had the two Yorkshire Terriers -- Boo and Pistol -- flown back the U.S. earlier this month after officials threatened to put the pups down ... all because Depp didn't properly declare them.

Under Australian law, dogs brought into the country must be quarantined for 10 days, to avoid spreading disease.

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'Bad Grandpa' Wedding Couple

Adios, Jackass ...

Wife Files For Divorce

5/25/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0521-bad-grandpa-callaway-gablePerhaps having 'Bad Grandpa' star Johnny Knoxville trash your wedding isn't the best starting point -- just ask the movie's producer, whose marriage is now in ruins. 

According to the docs, 2 years after Jarrod Brom's wedding was featured in the film -- full of ball slaps and fart pranks -- his wife, Kimberly Peeler has filed divorce papers ... throwing in the towel, which was most likely up someone's butt.

You may recall ... film crews captured Knoxville's character demolishing a champagne tower and destroying the cake during their actual ceremony.

The divorce should be pretty clean though -- they don't have any kids, and in the docs Kimberly says there are no assets to split.

If Knoxville pops up in divorce court ... that would be awesome.

Ben Stiller's Mom Dies

Anne Meara

Dead at 85

5/24/2015 1:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0524-ben-stiller-anne-meara-GETTY-01Actress and comedian Anne Meara -- who famously co stared with her husband Jerry Stiller for more than 60 years -- has died at the age of 85.

Anne's family, including her son Ben Stiller released a statement on Sunday regarding her passing. They did not mention a cause of death. 

Meara was famous for performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in the 1960s with her husband Jerry Stiller, and also had recurring roles on "All My Children" and "The King of Queens." She co stared with Ben in the 2006 film 'Night at the Museum."

Anne's death was first reported by the AP.

'Beautiful Mind'

Inspiration for Movie

Killed in Taxi Crash

5/24/2015 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who was the inspiration for Russell Crowe's character in "A Beautiful Mind" is dead, along with his wife, after a fatal taxi crash.

John Forbes Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia were in the back of a cab on the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver tried to pass another car and lost control.  The taxi crashed into the guard rail and both Nash and his wife were ejected.   They were not wearing seat belts. 

Nash was a brilliant mathematician who battled paranoid schizophrenia ... a character well-played by Crowe in the 2001 movie, which won an Oscar for Best Picture.

Nash won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994 for his work in game theory. He taught at Princeton and MIT.

Nash was 86.  Alicia was 82.  They were married for 60 years.

RIP.

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Harry Potter Star

He's One Hot HuffleBUFF Now!

5/21/2015 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0521-matthew-lewis-attitudeThe little kid who became famous as Neville Longbottom from the 'Harry Potter' films is feeling the magic of a full body-bind curse -- 'cause Matthew Lewis is now a bonafide half-naked stud.

The 25-year-old stripped down to his Armani skivvies for a 10 page spread in Attitude magazine, where he’s almost unrecognizable from his old Gryffindork self. 

Even 'Potter' author J.K. Rowling weighed in on Lewis' transformation, saying ... "I will always support you whatever you want to do, Matthew. Now go put some clothes on."

Somewhere Hermione Granger is kicking herself.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Hot Bikini Pics, But Somebody Got It

... WRONG'O [TMZ TV]

5/19/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lupita Nyong’o looked so tres bien wearing a bikini in the South of France ... someone in the TMZ newsroom compared her to a food. Offensive! Not because of the metaphor -- but because that's not Lupita at all in the bikini.

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John Travolta

I'm a Huge Basketball Fan

... Balled Out In High School!!

5/19/2015 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Did you know ... John Travolta was a jock in high school? 

Turns out, back before he was a world famous movie star ... Travolta says he was a member of his high school hoops squad back in Englewood, New Jersey.

In fact, Travolta says he's got a solid 5 years of experience under his belt ... and still considers himself a pretty big basketball fan.  

So, we had to ask about some pretty shocking poll results that came out over the weekend -- 34% of people believe 52-year-old Michael Jordan would beat LeBron in a 1-on-1 game RIGHT NOW!!! 

Check out Travolta's answer -- it makes sense. 

Meantime, here's some footage of Travolta hoopin' at Rydell High ... 

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