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Courtney Love

Reunites With Daughter

After 5 Bitter Years

1/25/2015 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0125-courtney-love-frances-cobain-hug-GETTY-01Courtney Love reunited with her daughter Frances Bean Cobain ... apparently closing the book on a feud that's been raging for years.

Love and Bean hugged it out Saturday at the Sundance premiere of "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" ... the first time they've been seen together in more than 5 years.

Remember, Courtney lost legal control over then 17 year-old Frances in 2009.  In 2012, Love accused ex Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl of hitting on Bean.  

The 22 year-old blasted her mom over the allegation ... urging Twitter to ban her mom from the site.

Nothing is forever ... and that can be a good thing.

'The Interview'

Kim Jong Un Actor

Not a Fan of KJU

1/25/2015 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

012515_randall_launchThe guy who played Kim Jong-Un in the "The Interview" won't be watching basketball games with Dennis Rodman in the DPRK anytime soon.

"Fresh Off the Boat" star Randall Park was leaving Chateau Saturday night when he talked to our photog about Kim Jong Un and whether his role has made him less or more popular with the ladies.

Asfor whether he'd accept an invite from KJU to visit North Korea?  Park's no dummy.

'Boy Next Door' Star

JLo's Lip Service

is Beyond

1/24/2015 10:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012415_ryan_guzman_launchIf Jennifer Lopez is looking for a new man, it sounds like she could set her sites on the dude she gets hot and heavy with in "Boy Next Door" -- cause he's a big fan.

Ryan Guzman was leaving the Palm Friday night when he told us JLo is by far the best kiss he's had on screen ... even though she only ranked him #2 during a recent interview.

The 27 year-old actor shouldn't fret about his runner up position ... Lopez put him above Clooney.

#CougarHunting

Selena and Zedd

Stir Fried Date ...

Smells and Looks Official

1/23/2015 4:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012315_selena_and_zedd_launch_v5Most people don't fly cross country to take "a friend" out to eat -- so Selena Gomez and Zedd are looking more like an official couple after their afternoon rendezvous in Atlanta.

Our restaurant sources tell TMZ ... Selena and Zedd were hugging and kissing while eating at Benihana Friday. She's in town shooting a movie -- and the only reason he'd be there is, well ... her.

They've been a rumored couple since they hit a bunch of Golden Globes parties together -- but then SG was spotted at dinner with her on/off/on BF Justin Bieber.

Bottom line? Selena's love life is tricky business ... but Zedd doesn't seem to care.

'12 Years a Slave' Lawsuit

Composer Claims

Hans Zimmer Ripped Him Off

1/23/2015 1:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"12 Years a Slave" may have shamelessly ripped off "Desperate Housewives" ... if you believe a new lawsuit.

Famed composer Hans Zimmer is the culprit ... so claims the guy who composed the song for that Housewives show.

Richard Friedman claims in 2004 he composed "To Our Fallen," which appeared on the ABC show. He says in his lawsuit his song was enhanced in Zimmer's studio. Friedman claims it's no coincidence that in 2013 Zimmer's signature song in "12 Years" was eerily similar to his tune.

 

The allegation is simple ... Zimmer and company had access to his song and ripped him off.

Friedman is suing Zimmer, Fox, Sony and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment ... and he wants a piece of the pie.

We reached out to Zimmer's people ... so far no comment.

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Mike Epps

Celebrates Slavery & MLK with Racist Photo

1/23/2015 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mike Epps got a lesson in racism -- the comic actor got blasted on social media for posting a photo of a black man whipping white slaves.

Epps posted the pic on Instagram and Facebook late Thursday night -- and the cotton field scene also included an image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. floating above ... and smiling. Epps captioned the image, "I am so proud of you bro! Lol."   

Epps -- who's playing Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic -- quickly took down the photo, but not before getting an earful from angry fans.

We've reached out to him, but so far no comment.

10 Things To Look Forward to in 2015

According to "Back to the Future II"

1/23/2015 9:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The future is now -- Tony Hawk is already riding hoverboards ... and Nike's promised us self-lacing shoes later this year.

Here are 10 more new realities to look forward to, as predicted by the 2015 of "Back to the Future II"!


10. Predictable weather


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9. Trash compacted into laser discs


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8. Two neckties as the latest fashion trend


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7. Leashes that walk dogs on their own


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6. Sick plastic hats


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Bonus: Baby Elijah Wood!



5. Pedal-powered diners


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4. A stream-lined Pepsi Perfect bottle


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3. Produce on demand


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2. The Chicago Cubs sweeping the World Series


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1. Self-drying jackets


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The future looks bright!

Tom Hanks

Apollo 1 Train

1/23/2015 8:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Hanks SubwayMan of the people Tom Hanks was spotted riding the subway in downtown New York City Thursday.

Hanks has been in NYC lately while filming Steven Spielberg drama "St James Place." 

"To Times Square ... and beyond!!!"

Blake Shelton

Blind Faith In the Troops & Clint

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1/22/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012215_tv_tune_in_blake_shelton_launch_v2Blake Shelton's ready to take on anyone who bad mouths Clint Eastwood's new movie, "American Sniper" -- which he proved with a drunken Twitter rant -- and he hasn't even seen the movie yet!

Oh, his tweets are gonna be awesome if he ever gets to a theater.
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James Franco & Zachary Quinto

Locking Lips

And Checking Packages

1/22/2015 11:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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is teasing the Sundance premiere of his new film by teasing co-stars Zachary Quinto and Charlie Carver in a steamy hot shirtless pic of them sucking face and going at it.

If you somehow missed it, James will assume the position of Michael Glatze -- a former gay magazine editor turned anti-gay activist in the upcoming flick, "I Am Michael."

He just posted these pics on Instagram to give us all a taste of what's coming ... but if this is just the tip of this NSFW 3-way, we can assume things will get even steamier.

One thing's certain ... if you see this at the festival make sure you bring a tissue.

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Russell Crowe & Ryan Gosling

Hail To The Chief

Of LAPD ...

1/22/2015 6:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Two starstruck fans were on the set of the upcoming '70s thriller, "The Nice Guys" ... but this time the stars were the ones who were starstruck.

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling went goo goo over LAPD Chief Charlie Beck when he strolled onto the set for a quick look-see during filming outside downtown headquarters. 

The trio shot the breeze and traded war stories, and they must have hit it off ... because we're told Beck invited them to stop by his office later.

As for the cast on Gosling's arm ... it's just for the flick.

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Blake Shelton

I Don't Have to See 'American Sniper'

To Blast Celebs Attacking It

1/22/2015 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012215_blake_shelton_launchBlake Shelton has no problem defending "American Sniper" and ripping celebs who trash it, even though he hasn't even seen the movie!

Shelton was leaving 30 Rock (probably after his "Saturday Night Live" rehearsal) when he told us ... he was defending the military, not the movie itself, when he tweeted, "Sickens me to see celebrities or anybody slam the very people who protect their right to talk sh*t.. #truecowards"

Shelton admitted this week he might have been drunk tweeting ... but tells us he does plan to see the movie soon.

Kid Rock also went on the attack against Seth Rogen and Michael Moore, for their 'Sniper' criticisms -- writing on his website, "F*** you Michael Moore, you’re a piece of s*** and your uncle would be ashamed of you. Seth Rogen, your uncle probably molested you. I hope both of you catch a fist to the face soon."

Unclear if Kid was drinking, but chances are ...

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George Lucas

Don't Blame Me If the New 'Star Wars' Sucks ...

It Wasn't My Idea!

1/21/2015 10:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Disney thinks the Force is no longer strong with George Lucas ... because the legendary filmmaker says all his ideas for the new "Star Wars" film were tossed out the nearest airlock.

In an interview with Cinema Blend, Lucas was asked if he had come up with any ideas for "Episode VII" before he sold LucasFilm to Disney back in 2012. He told the interviewer, "The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn't really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it's not the ones that I originally wrote." 

Now while Lucas' writing credits are spectacular -- the first three "Star Wars" movies and the first three "Indiana Jones" movies, to name a few -- the last three "Star Wars" films and the final "Indiana Jones" movie were all ... well, you know. 

They sucked.

Perhaps this is for the best, George.

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