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Clint Walker 'Cheyenne' Star Dead at 90

5/22/2018 10:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

11:15 AM PT -- Clint's daughter, Valerie, tells us Walker died from congestive heart failure.Clint Walker -- best known for playing a TV cowboy on the hit western series "Cheyenne" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

Clint died suddenly Monday in the company of his wife and daughter ... according to a source close to the family. It's still unclear what caused his death, but a family member says they believed it was a heart issue.

Walker broke into the Hollywood scene after landing a role in the classic film "The Ten Commandments." With his good looks and imposing physique -- Clint stood 6'6" -- he was cast as the roaming cowboy hero, Cheyenne Bodie, in 1955. The show aired for 7 seasons.

After "Cheyenne" ended, Clint starred in the only movie ever directed by Frank Sinatra, "None But the Brave," and "The Dirty Dozen." He also returned to the Western genre with films like "More Dead Than Alive" and "The Great Bank Robbery." 

Walker continued working in showbiz until the late '90s, when he voiced a character in "Small Soldiers."

He was 90.

RIP

Jada Pinkett Smith I'm Losing My Hair ... And I'm Okay With It

5/21/2018 3:55 PM PDT

Jada Pinkett Smith is coming to terms with a big part of her identity that's fading away -- her hair.

Jada made the revelation Monday, saying alopecia was causing significant hair loss. She says her balding is the reason she's been wearing so many turbans in public lately.

The moment she realized her hair was going sounds pretty frightening. On her Facebook show, "Red Table Talk" ... Jada said she was in the shower one day, and noticed handfuls of hair coming out. She said she was "literally shaking with fear." Now, she says she keeps her hair short, and plans to keep it that way. 

Jada says doctors and specialists have not been able to diagnose what's causing the hair loss, but she adds ... her friends think it's stress.

On a positive note, she explains that out of all the things that "higher power" takes away from people in life, she's happy to offer up her hair.

Well said, Jada. Perspective is everything.   

Barack And Michelle Obama Lock Multi-Year Deal with Netflix

5/21/2018 9:33 AM PDT
Breaking News

President Barack and Michelle Obama could be walking the red carpet at the next Oscars and Golden Globes ... and not as guests, but nominees.

Netflix confirmed Monday in a tweet they're partnering up with the Obamas on a multi-year agreement where Barack and Michelle will produce films and series for the company. The announcement says the deal could potentially also include "scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features." Basically, anything is game.

Rumors began to swirl in March that 44 and the former First Lady were in talks with Netflix, but the terms of the deal were still unclear.

The Obamas have always been champions of the film industry and at once had close ties with Harvey Weinstein before all his sexual assault allegations surfaced. Their daughter, Malia, even had an internship at the Weinstein Company.

Jet Li Looks Shockingly Frail at 55 ... Battling Thyroid Disorder

5/21/2018 10:03 AM PDT

This is what Jet Li looked like just 12 years ago, at the peak of his action movie career ... but now he looks much older than his 55 years ... as he deals with medical issues.

The pic was posted by a fan who posed with the action star during a recent visit to Tibet. It shows Jet looking frail and nearly bald. He revealed back in 2013 he suffers from hyperthyroidism and a heart condition.

At the time, he said he could continue making action films or spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. But, more to the point ... Jet has also suffered serious leg and spine injuries over the course of his career, admitting he can't stand for a long period of time without hunching.

Just 4 years ago Li was starring alongside some of the biggest action stars in the world in "The Expendables 3" ... looking nowhere near what he looks like now.

Get well, Jet.

Chris Bosh Supports D-Wade's Movie Career 'He's Buff & Handsome!'

5/21/2018 8:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If Dwyane Wade wants to be a big Hollywood actor, Chris Bosh is ready to buy a ticket ... telling TMZ Sports his friend has the looks and physique to be a real star actor!!!

"He's buff and a good-looking dude," Bosh said about his old Miami Heat teammate ... "He can do what he wants!"

Remember, just a few days ago Wade told us he wants to costar in "something romantic" with his movie star wife, Gabrielle Union, who's been in roughly 40 movies herself! 

So, when we saw Bosh leaving Il Pastaio in Bev Hills (after taking pics with fans) ... we had to ask what he thought of his good friend's new career goals. 

Bosh doesn't just support his pal -- he wants a cameo!  

R. Kelly Alleged Sex Slave Victims Families in New Lifetime Documentary

5/21/2018 3:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lifetime's diving deep into R. Kelly's alleged sex cult with a documentary series ... and TMZ's learned the network's getting tons of help from the families directly affected.

Tim Savage -- the father of alleged brainwashed sex slave Joycelyn Savage -- tells TMZ ... 3 families are directly involved with helping Lifetime produce the documentary. Along with the Savages, Tim tells us Michelle Gardner's playing ball, as is Angelo Clary.

And get this ... one of the scenes features Michelle in L.A. looking for her daughter, Dominique. Michelle tells us she recognized her daughter in a video we posted earlier this month interviewing Joycelyn. Dominique's the one wearing the baseball hat and black t-shirt.

We're told Michelle somehow found Dominique and brought her back home with her. As far as Angelo ... he's been trying to find his daughter, Azriel, for some time now. As we reported ... Angelo claims Azriel met Kelly when she was 17 and shortly after meeting Angelo says she moved in with him.

In addition to the doc, Lifetime also has a movie in the works. We've reached out to Lifetime ... so far no word back.

Sylvester Stallone Would Knock Out Hulk Hogan ... Says Sly's Wife

5/20/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sylvester Stallone's wife is weighing in on the whole Sly vs. Hulk Hogan debate -- saying she's confident if the two ever fought, it would be "Rocky III" all over again! 

Remember, Hulk recently told us he's picking HIMSELF if the two men ever locked horns -- despite the fact Stallone's still a physical freak at 71 years old. 

So, when we saw Jennifer Flavin at LAX ... we had to get her take -- and shocker, she's picking Sly. 

"Sly's got heart," Flavin told us ... "I'm always gonna be on Team Sly."

For the record, Hulk's got the size advantage ... 6'7" and 300 lbs. 

Stallone's only reportedly 5'10" and 195-ish pounds. 

Didn't matter in "Rocky III" though ... when Balboa choked out a raging Thunderlips like a little bitch. 

Good times ... 

Dwyane Wade I'm Trying to Do a Movie with Gabby!

5/18/2018 6:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dwyane Wade's trying to get that Hollywood money ... telling TMZ Sports he's trying to do a movie with his wife, Gabrielle Union!!

The Miami Heat star and Gabby hit up Craig's in West Hollywood on Thursday night -- and you gotta check out the paparazzi crush that waited out front for 'em ... it was almost like a Hollywood red carpet.

So, naturally we asked Wade if he's got any interest in following his wife into the movie business. 

"I'm trying to get [a movie]," Wade said ... "but she won't put me on!" 

He continued, "I'm trying to do a love movie. Like something romantic."

We did some digging ... Wade's got SOME acting experience -- remember that cameo on Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally" ... we do!

Of course, Wade and Union were super nice -- but there's one topic they refused to talk about ... LeBron James.

Mark Wahlberg I See Bill Belichick In Brad Stevens

5/17/2018 4:28 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brad Stevens might be the best young coach in the NBA ... but is he on the level of Bill Belichick?

He's certainly on the way ... according to Celtics and Patriots superfan Mark Wahlberg ... who told us "that's a very, very good comparison."

TMZ Sports saw Wahlberg in L.A. ... and asked if the Celts head coach was "the new Belichick of Boston."

(Yeah, we know Boston is a part of New England -- but you get the point.)

It's high praise for a guy who's only been on the job for a few years ... considering B.B. has 5 'chips and is believed by some to be the best damn football coach ever.

But, Mark says there is still 1 thing Stevens has left to do.

Win 5 rings.

Liam Hemsworth Good Genes, Mate!!! Mom & Dad Are Shredded

5/17/2018 7:33 AM PDT

Liam Hemsworth gets his good looks and physique from his mama ... and his daddy, clearly!

The youngest Hemsworth bro was out hiking Wednesday with his parents -- looks like they were in the Malibu Hills -- and even though he lovingly referred to them as "oldies" ... their bods are totally camera-ready.

This pic bodes well for Chris and Liam's futures -- their dad, Craig, is completely yoked, and mom Leonie looks like she's ready to run a marathon. Even the family dogs look fit!  

With genes this strong ... the whole family's winning.

'Star Wars' Stand-Alone Obi-Wan Movie Near-Immediate 'New Hope' Prequel

5/17/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The next movie in the 'Star Wars Story' franchise will feature Obi-Wan Kenobi -- but it ain't an origin story ... far from it actually.

According to a newly released production bulletin -- obtained by TMZ -- Disney's next foray into their spin-off series appears to be called "Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story," with a working title of "Joshua Tree." "Return of the Jedi" also used a code name ... "Blue Harvest."

The synopsis reads as follows ... Obi-Wan is on Tatooine being an elusive hermit and stuff, but secretly watches over an infant Luke Skywalker, whom he delivered to his uncle, Owen. Tensions between the local farmers and a tribe of Sand People -- headed by a ruthless war chief -- eventually brings Obi outta hiding ... and into Jedi kickass mode. Scene.

The bulletin lists Stephen Daldry as the director -- he'd been rumored to be in talks for the film, and now it looks like he's attached. The movie's shooting in London at a well-known 'Star Wars' studio, recently used for 'The Last Jedi.' Production is set to begin next spring.

Here's the kicker (maybe) ... fans have been clamoring online for Ewan McGregor to reprise the role of (then-young, now-older) Obi, and he recently said he'd be open to it, but hadn't heard a peep from Lucasfilm ... yet. *These aren't the theories you're looking for.*

Bond Girl Izabella Scorupco Buys New $6.4M Crib Trespasser Totally Included!

5/17/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Izabella Scorupco -- the main Bond chick in "GoldenEye" -- got way more than she bargained for when she bought a multi-million dollar crib ... a freakin' trespasser.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Izabella recently bought a sick 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom pad in the L.A. area for a whopping $6.478 million. It includes picturesque views of downtown L.A.'s skyline, the Hollywood sign, as well as an incredible pool deck. 

Oh, and apparently a trespasser. 

Sources tell us Izabella hasn't moved into the house yet but, after reviewing security footage, she noticed a woman had made herself at home ... eating there and hanging out. We're told Izabella called cops who checked out the pad but didn't find the woman.

Cops are on the hunt. 

'The Gifted' Stars Marvel Needs a Muslim Superhero Good on Them for Doing It!

5/16/2018 6:38 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Marvel says it's bringing its first Muslim superhero to the big screen, and a couple of the universe's smaller screen actors say it's about time ... 'cause we need a new normal.

We ran into Coby Bell and Emma Dumont at LAX -- who both star in FOX's "The Gifted," which is a spin-off of the X-Men series -- and they give their bosses at Marvel major props for discussing how to bring their Pakistani-American character, Ms. Marvel, to life.

The president of Marvel, Kevin Feige, told the BBC this week that the studio plan on introducing Kamala Khan once they got Brie Larson's movie, "Captain Marvel," out of the way in 2019. Coby and Emma are looking forward to it for a few different reasons.

Coby says he wants his kid growing up to see heroes of color as the standard, not the exception ... even shouting out Obama in comparison. Emma's take is ... more broad strokes.

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