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Adam Sandler Movie

Native Americans Confront Producers ...

We're No Sellouts

4/28/2015 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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New video shows the confrontation between Native American extras on the set of an Adam Sandler movie and the film's producers ... that eventually led to them walking off.

In the video, obtained by the Indian Country Today Media Network, several Native Americans are clearly pissed off over "jokes" in the "The Ridiculous Six." They're particularly annoyed over the name of one of the females in the film, Beaver's Breath.

You see producers trying to convince the Native Americans they shouldn't feel disrespected, which elicits the response, "You’re trying to tell us what’s disrespectful to us? You’re trying to tell a Native what’s disrespectful to them?"

The Native Americans eventually walked off the production and quit.

Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder

Get Married

... That Was Fast!

4/27/2015 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nikki Reed Ian Somerhalder MarriedNikki Reed's marital status has gone from married to divorced to married again in the blink of an eye ... after getting hitched this weekend to "Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder.

Reed and Somerhalder exchanged vows Sunday in Malibu, where guests included "Glee" star Lea Michele and her boyfriend Matthew Paetz.

Reed split from "American Idol" star Paul McDonald in March 2014 and began dating Somerhalder in July. They even did a short engagement ... she got the ring in January, now they're hitched in April.

Somerhalder famously dated co-star Nina Dobrev for a few years, but this is his first marriage.

Vanilla Ice

Cool Down, Native Americans ...

Sandler's No Kevin Costner

4/26/2015 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Here comes the cavalry ... lead by Vanilla Ice, who's defending Adam Sandler against the Native American actors who quit his movie -- even though Ice says he's part Choctaw.

Vanilla Ice co-stars in Sandler's flick, "Ridiculous Six" .. and spoke to us at LAX about the actors who walked out last week, claiming the script is offensive to Native culture.

Ice says he's trying to see it from both sides -- because of his roots -- but added, "This movie isn't 'Dancing with Wolves' ... it's comedy"

He also talks about his role in the movie, which makes it crystal clear this IS 100% spoof.

Classic lit fans ... cover your ears.

Diddy

$250,000 Bet with Mark Wahlberg

Over Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

4/24/2015 5:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wanna see a couple of rich guys demonstrate their richness in ridiculous fashion? 

Well, here's Diddy and Mark Wahlberg making a $250,000 bet on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight ... like it ain't no thing. 

Diddy's got Floyd. Mark's got PacMan.

The best part of the video is how casually these guys throw around their dough. In fact, the bet started at $100,000 ... but Mark wanted to know, "Why so little?"

For the record, the man who's wagering the MOST on the fight isn't even in the video ... it's 50 Cent -- who says he'll be plunking down $1.6 MILLION on Floyd. 

#EvenIfHeLosesHesStillRich

Billy Zane

You Won't Believe

Who Else Is in 'Zoolander 2'

4/24/2015 10:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Billy Zane is just one of the big names signed on to appear in "Zoolander 2," and he let us in on another NEW secret cast member NOBODY has mentioned yet -- or at least, his friend did.

Zane was out in Venice, CA and our photog was beyond excited about the news Zane would be in the highly-anticipated sequel. 

Billy was walking with a woman who just couldn't resist getting in on the convo, and that's when she slipped -- seemingly dropping the name of another star in the film. This person hasn't been revealed, but if Zane's pal knows her stuff ... this should be awesome!

'Iron Man'

One Good Suit Deserves Another

4/24/2015 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Iron Man Suit Stole Design
Robert Downey, Jr.
's  "Iron Man" suit was a shameless copy, kind of like a designer ripping off a Vera Wang wedding dress ... so claim 2 guys who now say Marvel and Disney jacked their suit. 

Artists Ben and Ray Lai claim in a new lawsuit they came up with a design in 2001 depicting a "futuristic, armored, and weaponized" body suit and featured it in their "Radix" comic book.

The following year they say Marvel hired them to work on various comics.  

The Lai's point out ... the original "Iron Man" suits from the comics -- created in 1963 -- were simple spandex that had minimal armor. But fast forward to 2008, when the first "Iron Man" movie was released ... they say Robert Downey. Jr.'s suit was a dead ringer for theirs.

And they say to add insult to injury, Marvel used almost the exact same pose from their book for the "Iron Man" 2 and 3 posters.

They're suing Marvel, Disney and others ... and they want all profits attributable to their design.

Adam Sandler Movie

Native American Actors Walk Off ...

Netflix Says They're Missing the Joke

4/23/2015 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Netflix Native Americans Adam Sandler MovieA group of Native American actors quit an Adam Sandler movie because they feel it's insulting and racist ... but Netflix says the outraged actors are missing the whole point of the film. 

The movie is called "The Ridiculous Six" and is being produced just for Netflix. It's described as a spoof on "The Magnificent Seven" ... starring Sandler, Nick Nolte, Steve Buscemi, Dan Aykroyd, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice.

But the spoofing went too far Wednesday, in the eyes of a dozen actors and actresses who walked off the set. Some of the offending jokes included female characters named Beaver’s Breath and No Bra -- and a scene where an Apache woman urinates outdoors while smoking a peace pipe.   

Netflix is defending the Sandler flick, saying it's all a joke. A Netflix rep tells TMZ, "The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous." The rep says it's intended to be a satire of Westerns and the stereotypes popularized in the genre. 

The rep adds ... the diverse cast "is not only part of -- but in on -- the joke." 

This wasn't the first day of filming. In fact, Loren Anthony -- one of the pissed actors had previously tweeted how much he was enjoying the project. But after today's walk out he said, "Today work was no bueno, my native women were disrespected and i walked off set."

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Jerry Heller

Suge Knight's Getting His Comeuppance and ...

Eazy-E's Loving It!

4/23/2015 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Never would've pegged Jerry Heller as a John Lennon fan -- but the ex rap mogul says Suge Knight's murder case is absolutely a case of instant karma.

Heller and Suge's famous rivalry goes back decades ... to when Knight allegedly forced Heller's client Eazy-E to sign over the rights to Dr. Dre.

So Heller didn't pull any punches last night outside Craig's when we asked him about Suge's murder trial. He even compared Suge's arrest to O.J. Simpson's ... calling it "payback time."

As for the upcoming NWA movie, Heller's still angry he wasn't consulted, but says he'll be watching very closely ... with someone special. This is gonna get interesting ...

Michelle Rodriguez

'Furious 7' Stunt Crew

Should All Be Represented in Credits

4/23/2015 6:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michelle Rodriguez is taking up the cause of the people who make her look good on camera … saying the stunt crew of "Furious 7" needs to have their names in the credits ... so they can get work. 

Rodriguez was leaving The Nice Guy Wednesday night in WeHo when our photog asked about a story TMZ broke … 25 members of the second unit on the film -- who are responsible for several key sequences -- got left out of the credits

M-Rod, said she didn't know if the story is legit, but if it is they have reason to be pissed off, because credits are the key to getting gigs. But Michelle cautioned, some people claiming to co-stunt aren't legit.

Debbie Evans, who does Michelle's stunts, complained on TMZ Live Wednesday that the 25 stunt people were wrongly left out.

Mila Kunis

That Ukrainian Chick's Pollo Loco!!!

4/22/2015 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mila Kunis is calling chickens**t on the Ukrainian woman who claims the actress stole her beloved chicken, Doggie, a quarter century ago back in the old country.

With a little prompting from Ashton Kutcher, Mila says she was "devastated," and "weeping" after finding out Kristina Karo was suing her for $5,000 for emotional distress and therapy bills.

Mila and Ashton hilariously question the timing ... Karo is filing suit as she tries to hawk a music video.

For her part, Mila's contemplating a countersuit because the music video 'burned her eyes and hurt her body.'

If the judge would make the countersuit a class action, we'll gladly join.

By the way ... you should check out Karo on TMZ Live, unless you're chicken.

Robert Downey Jr.

Walks Out of Interview

'It's Getting a Little Diane Sawyer-y'

4/22/2015 1:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Robert Downey Jr. sat for an interview to promote "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" ...  but when the reporter changed topics to Downey's distant past, the actor walked out, telling the guy he didn't sign up for a Diane Sawyer sit-down.

Downey was talking all things Avengers with Channel 4 News in London Wednesday to promote the release of his new flick and he handled things like a hero until the interviewer -- Krishnan Guru-Murthy -- brought up prison, politics and family.

Downey cautions the guy, but Guru-Murthy was done talkin' cinema. Downey eventually removes the mic and walks out, but not before telling the guy he was "a little Diane Sawyer-y."

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Furious 7

Stunt Crew Furious

We Got No Credit!

4/22/2015 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Furious 7 Stunt Drivers Not Credited

The Rock, Vin Diesel, and Paul Walker are all names you will see at the end of "Furious 7" ... problem is the people actually responsible for most of the adrenaline pumping action are irate because they were left out of the end credits.

Sources directly connected with production tell us, the 2nd unit crew was responsible for all the major action ... including the parachuting car scene and the mountain road chase.

We're told the stunt team members feel like they were "punched in the gut" when they realized 25 members of their team -- many of whom risked their lives -- were left out of the credits.

And get this ... Paul Walker's 2nd unit stunt double -- who was inside a bus as it fell off a cliff -- was uncredited.

We contacted Universal ... they told us they're looking into it.

C. Thomas Howell

Fires Off Cruise Missile ...

4/22/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tom Cruise hasn't seen his daughter OR Ponyboy in a long, long time.

C. Thomas Howell -- star of the cult classic "The Outsiders" -- took a shot at Tom Tuesday at LAX.

Howell said he's still tight with co-stars Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon and Rob Lowe ... but wait till you hear how what he says about "Lord Cruise."

Stay gold, Ponyboy ... stay gold.

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