Ben Affleck has some "Gone Girl" news that's absolutely huge, enormous, and gigantic ... or at least we hope it is for his sake. See, Ben's gonna flash wang on camera for the first time.
So, how will he measure up? We tried to get Seth Green to play ... JUDGE THAT DONG!!
STRIPPING IN 'MAGIC MIKE' SEQUEL
... But No Dong
9/29/2014 10:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Strahan will be playing a STRIPPER in the upcoming "Magic Mike" sequel ... in a bona fide acting role ... but if you're expecting to see the G-Man's little man, you're going to be sorely disappointed.
Our stripper sources tell us ... the NFL Hall of Famer will "definitely be topless" in the movie, but "anything below the waist is still being discussed."
But even if Strahan agrees to a G-string, you won't see his man junk -- as one production source puts it, "It's rated R, not X. No full frontal."
'Walk the Line' Director
Wife Pulls Long Black Veil Over Marriage
9/29/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
James Mangold might wanna bust out some Johnny Cash ... the "Walk the Line" director's marriage just fell into a ring of fire -- his wife has filed for divorce.
Catherine Konrad filed the docs earlier this month in L.A. ... citing irreconcilable differences, and requesting joint legal and physical custody of their children -- 2 boys ages 9 and 6. According to the papers, obtained by TMZ, she's also asking for spousal support.
During James and Catherine's 15-years of marriage he racked up some impressive directing credits -- including 'WtL,' "The Wolverine," and "Girl, Interrupted."
He's also responsible for the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz bomb, "Knight and Day" -- but Catherine does NOT hold that against him in her divorce docs.
Larenz Tate Sued
Menace II His AMEX Card
9/28/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Larenz Tate deals in "Dead Presidents" onscreen, but offscreen he has nothing to do with them ... which is why American Express is suing him.
The "Menace II Society" star racked up more than $57K on his AMEX card but didn't pay a Native American cent ... according to court docs obtained by TMZ.
AMEX claims in its lawsuit it's sent several demands for payment -- but got radio silence from the famous debtor.
AMEX wants $57,912.85.
Maybe he SHOULDA left home without it.
Weight Loss Secret
... Walk It Off!
9/28/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Val Kilmer is half the man he used to be ... and we're told he shed the pounds the old fashioned way with determination ... and walking his ass off.
We're told 'Iceman' looked in the mirror and realized he had let himself go ... and decided to change everything.
There was no personal chef or magic diet pill ... just healthy eating and exercise, especially long walks on the beach by his home in Malibu ... which doesn't suck.
By the way ... walking on the beach is good exercise ... but not as good as playing volleyball with shirtless dudes.
'Pitch Perfect' Star
My Candle Torched My Condo Bldg.
9/27/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Alexis Knapp's kumbaya moment with a candle went up in flames ... and so did her condo bldg.
Alexis -- famous for her roles in "Project X," "Pitch Perfect" and "I'm Ryan Phillippe's baby Mama" ... left her unit with a candle still burning and it caught something on fire which ignited the blaze that engulfed the entire building ... according to the L.A. Fire Dept.
It took 75 firefighters, 30 fire trucks and 3 separate agencies to knock down the blaze. The damage is so extensive the building is now red tagged.
A firefighter was injured ... which could be a problem for Alexis.
But there's good news ... a couple of cats were rescued.
We reached out to Knapp for comment ... so far, no word back.
Kinda, Sorta Rips 'The Program'
9/25/2014 7:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Put the women and children to bed ... 'cause it seems James Caan just took a shot at his 1993 college football classic, "The Program."
Caan -- who played Coach Sam Winters in the flick -- was leaving Boa Steakhouse in Hollywood last night when we asked if the movie was ahead of it's time.
Think about it ... sexual assault cover-ups, troubled Heisman Trophy candidates, corruption, PEDs, players taking money ...the list goes on.
But not only does Caan say it WASN'T ahead of it's time, he also said the flick was "vulgar."
Yeah ... isn't that why we loved it?
Sued For $250 MILLION
They Stole My Life Story
9/24/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
You might have thought Walt Disney's "Frozen" was about an ice princess and a talking snowman ... but it's actually one woman's true-life story -- or so she's claiming in a new $250 MILLION lawsuit.
Isabella Tanikumi claims the movie is NOT based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, "The Snow Queen" ... but rather her 2010 autobiography -- about growing up in the Andean mountains of Peru.
Tanikumi claims Disney plagiarized and copied the story, characters, and plots from her book ... and turned it into "Frozen" -- the highest grossing animated flick of all time.
We took a quick look at her book ... nope, didn't see a talking snowman.
Our advice to her ... let it go.
... Here We Go, Yo!
9/22/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Leonardo DiCaprio is definitely not Bo -- because he CAN rap, and he put his skills on full display with a little help from Jamie Foxx.
DiCaprio -- still hiding his face -- was at 1Oak in West Hollywood last Thursday for club owner Richie Akiva’s birthday party ... when he got on the mic to do the classic Tribe Called Quest song "Scenario."
Little known fact -- all males between 35 and 45 know all the lyrics to this song. It sounds like Leo might have temporarily forgotten a few lines, but still ... pretty awesome.
Now here's Busta Rhymes with the ...
Hackers Release Topless Message to Johnny Depp
9/21/2014 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amber Heard has been hit by the celebrity hackers hard ... with tons of her pics appearing to have leaked online -- including one topless photo that features a message to Johnny Depp.
Over 50 topless pictures were posted onto 4chan/Reddit from Amber Heard Sunday afternoon ... and it may be the biggest invasion of privacy since Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were first hacked.
In one photo Amber is holding up a sign that's clearly a message to her fiance J.D. ... and refers to him as "Tonto."
The FBI has been on top things since the first wave of photos were released ... we contacted them today -- and they tell us their investigation is still on going.
So far, no word back from Amber's reps.
'Desperate Housewives' Actress
Dead at 84
9/20/2014 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Veteran actress Polly Bergen -- a.k.a. Stella Wingfield on "Desperate Housewives" -- died Saturday morning at the age of 84.
Bergen passed away around 11 AM at her home in Connecticut from natural causes ... according to her rep -- and was surrounded by family and her longtime manager.
Bergen's career launched in the '50s when she appeared in a Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis flick ... and since then, she starred in many TV shows and movies -- including the original "Cape Fear."
She also famously played the part of Mrs. Vernon-Williams in the cult Johnny Depp classic "Cry Baby."
In lieu of flowers, her rep says donations can be made to Planned Parenthood.
New 'Vacation' Movie
It's the Griswolds!
9/20/2014 7:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
No, it's not Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo ... Ed Helms and Christina Applegate are taking over the Griswold family reigns for the next "Vacation" flick -- and filming has FINALLY started.
Helms plays a grown up version of Rusty Griswold -- originally played by Anthony Michael Hall -- and the plot centers around Ed taking his wife (Applegate) and their kids to Wally World.
The storyline may sound familiar ... but there are rumblings Chase and D'Angelo will reprise their famous roles in the flick ... so it should be pretty fun.
So much fun you'll be whistling Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah ... well, you know the rest.
Super-Coolly Subdues Home Intruder
9/19/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Keanu Reeves had his chance to reprise his famous line from "The Matrix" -- "I know Kung Fu" -- because we've learned a woman broke into his house while he was sleeping and plunked herself on his library chair.
Reeves was snoozing at 4 AM Monday when he heard sounds coming from his library ... yes, Ted "Theodore" Logan has a library.
The actor got up, walked in and saw a woman in her mid-40's sitting in his chair, not uttering a peep.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Keanu calmly approached her and began speaking to her. She explained she was there to meet him. He very calmly called 911 and obtusely told the dispatcher cops needed to roll quick.
Police came and took the woman into custody. She was taken for a psych evaluation.
It's another amazing story of an obsessed fan gaining entry into a celeb's house. It recently happened to Sandra Bullock ... the fan ended up at her bedroom door as she was sleeping. Interesting ... that's Keanu's "Speed" co-star.
Keanu lives in an area in the Hollywood Hills tour bus drivers call "Hunk Alley." Leo DiCaprio is his neighbor. Tobey Maguire used to live next door to Keanu. The drivers call out Keanu's house -- which is built like a fort, so it's just amazing someone broke in.
Here's what's even more amazing. Apparently he didn't set his alarm.