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Taryn Manning

Sues Filmmaker

She Treats Me Like Trailer Trash

7/31/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0730-taryn-manning-tmz-01"OITNB" star Taryn Manning is clearly pissed at a filmmaker who dumped her from a movie that has languished for years, even though she's the biggest star by far in the flick.

Taryn's filed suit against Cline Mayo, who has struggled since 2007 to get her film "Droppers" made. Taryn was slated to star in the movie and a trailer was finally cut this past February. 

But something happened between the 2, because Taryn says she was unceremoniously given the ax, even though she worked tirelessly on the project, funding the trailer and creating the "look, feel, and scenario."

It seems Taryn's lawsuit is a preemptive strike, because she says Mayo is about to sue her.  

Taryn wants the judge to hold the Mayo ... accountable.

Sean Penn & Charlize Theron

Reunited and It Feels ...

Soooo Awkward

7/30/2015 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0730-main-charlize-sean-bauerSean Penn and Charlize Theron were back together Wednesday after they were forced to reunite in South Africa for re-shoots on the set of their movie ... six weeks after they ended their engagement. 

To make matters worse ... Penn's the director of "The Last Face" and Theron's the star ... so he's her boss. Not awkward in the slightest.

Theron and Penn broke things off back in June after getting engaged in December 2014.

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Tiger Woods

Fine, I'll Watch 'How Stella Got Her Groove Back'

7/29/2015 2:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

At this point, Tiger Woods should probably be open to ANY suggestions that might help his golf game ... which is why he was all ears when our photog threw out a tip about an inspirational movie that seems up his alley. 

Check out the clip -- Tiger didn't exactly shoot it down ... but if he did, he'd probably miss anyway. 

Hemsworth Brothers

Chris vs. Luke vs. Liam

Who’d You Rather?

7/28/2015 8:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0728-hemsworth-brothers-getty-01Q: What’s blue-eyed, hot and Australian?

A: A Hemsworth brother.

Chris (31), Luke (33) and Liam (25) were brothers in arms at the premiere of "Vacation" ... and it's clear good genes run deep in this family … really deep.  

Question is … who do you want in your outback?

Sylvester Stallone

What's Good for Mayweather ...

Is GREAT for 'Creed'

7/26/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0721-sly-stallone-instagram-01Floyd Mayweather won't be in 'Creed,' but his swag will be -- Sylvester Stallone tapped Floyd's favorite boxing glove company to be the official mitt of the movie.

Elvis Grant, CEO of of Grant Worldwide tells us Sly called him personally to request his company outfit all the fighters in the latest Rocky flick. It's no wonder Stallone reached out -- Mayweather uses Grant exclusively for his fights, and umm ... last we checked that guy's 48-0. 

The only thing cooler than having your company's gear in a Rocky movie ... is being in the movie yourself -- and Grant got that too. He says Sly gave him a cameo. 

#SpoilerAlert

Big Show

John Cena's 'Trainwreck' Junk

... Is Too Much for Me

7/25/2015 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

John Cena naked might be a glorious thing to behold, but his fellow WWE star Big Show draws the line at seeing the man's semi-erect penis on a massive movie screen.

We got Big Show at LAX, and filled him on (spoiler alert) Cena's scene in "Trainwreck" where he shows off a good bit of his championship goods. The big man's reaction is priceless -- at first, he's totally comfortable, but the details of the scene push him over the edge ... in a funny way.

Also comical -- our photog suggested Big Show, who played college hoops at Wichita State, could have taken Shaquille O'Neal back in the day.

Yes, he's a 7-footer ... but every man knows his limit.

'Zoolander 2' Star

I Scored a Really, Really ...

Ridiculously Good Deal

7/25/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0727-cyrus-arnold-instagramCyrus Arnold scored the sweet role of playing the son of Derek Zoolander in the upcoming "Zoolander 2" and he signed a deal so good ... Maury Ballstein must have gotten it for him. 

According to his contract, Arnold will make around $25k for an eight week shoot -- working alongside Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and probably tons of other huge stars since they'll ALL being making cameos.

But the best part of 13-year-old Cyrus' deal -- besides the paycheck -- is his travel clause. He and one parent get to fly to the set in business class! He can also fly his brother and other parent out once, but they have to fly coach.

Them's the breaks. 

NFL's Thomas Jones

I Got Suge Knight's Back ...

In New NWA Movie

7/24/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Former NFL star Thomas Jones definitely has muscle ... but now he's going to be muscle ... playing one of Suge Knight's bodyguard's in the new NWA biopic "Straight Outta Compton."

Jones ... who's been doing a lot of acting now that his playing days are over ... was out in Hollywood when we asked him about his blossoming new career. 

TJ tells us he has a role in one of the biggest movies of the summer. We had to do some extra digging to find out who he plays -- a member of Suge Knight's pre-Death Row records entourage.

FYI -- Thomas has another movie "Runaway Island" premiering on TV this weekend ... we're guessing it'll have a lower body count. 

Check out the clip.

Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck'

Theater Shooting

Gunman Kills Two, Shoots Himself

7/23/2015 8:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0723_theatre-shooting-twitterA screening of Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" came to a horrifying end after a man opened fire on a theater full of moviegoers ... killing two and wounding nine others, before turning the gun on himself.

Officials in Lafayette, LA say a lone 58-year-old gunman stood up in The Grand Theatre 16 about 20 minutes into the movie ... and began shooting at the audience with a handgun.

According to law enforcement ... after the gunman, John Russel Houser, shot into the crowd, and attempted to flee the theater. He killed himself once he saw officers racing to the scene.

Police haven't determined what, if any, motive Houser had for the shooting.

Schumer sent out a message addressing the tragedy, saying, "My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana."

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Church of Scientology

'Top Gun' Movie Night, Because ...

Naturally

7/21/2015 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0721-church-of-scientology-splashTom Cruise and Scientology and Maverick and Goose are all coming together for one totally ... expected and not the least bit shocking event. 

The Church's Celebrity Centre in Hollywood is featuring its main wingman in "Top Gun" for summer movie night this week, and they're getting the word out with a few banners around town. 

They're not even trying to play against type anymore.

Coming soon: The 'Mission Impossible' trilogy, "War of the Worlds," "Risky Business" -- but definitely NOT "Battlefield Earth" ... we're guessing.

‘Southpaw’

Jake vs. Em vs. 50 Cent

Who’d You Rather?

7/21/2015 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0721-50-cent-jake-eminem-gettyPaws up.

Here’s a photo of dap kings Jake Gyllenhaal, Eminem and 50 Cent at the NYC premiere of the boxing film, “Southpaw." A quick look at their stats ... 


- Jake, 34 ... 1 Oscar nom 
- Eminem, 42 ... 15 Grammys, 1 Oscar
- 50 Cent, 40 ... 1 Grammy, bankrupt



Paz De La Huerta

I Want $55 Million

For the Worst Movie EVER

7/20/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0717-paz-de-la-huerta-TMZ-01Paz De La Huerta claims an unscrupulous movie director and an ambulance chaser ruined her career ... a career she claims is worth $55 million, which is what she's gunning for in a new lawsuit.

It's a pretty amazing story. Paz starred in what many consider the worst movie of all time -- "Nurse 3D." She played a nurse hell-bent on murdering cheating, scummy men.

Now here's the problem that triggered the lawsuit. Paz claims she was shooting a scene where an ambulance was supposed to speed by, but it ended up clipping her. Paz says she suffered a spinal fracture and told movie execs she was going to file a worker's comp claim.

That's all the director needed to hear. According to Paz, he decided she was a pain in the ass so he had a lousy actress dub her voice in the ambulance scene and other scenes as well.

The movie tanked, bringing in a grand total of $5k opening weekend. Critics panned the flick, pointing to Paz's monotone performance.

So she says her career is cooked, and since she was making around $2 million a year, she believes that would total $55 million, plus punitive damages.

And that's not all. She wants the judge to order the director to re-dub the voice in the movie with hers. Bad idea ... it could become another "Avatar" and she could lose out on that $55 mil.

'Godfather' Actor Alex Rocco

Dead at 79

7/19/2015 11:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Actor Alex Rocco, who played casino owner Moe Greene in the first "Godfather" film, has died.

Rocco was the voice of Itchy & Scratchy Studio boss Roger Myers, Jr. on "The Simpsons."  And he has a slew of other TV credits, including "The Rockford Files," "Starsky & Hutch" and "Facts of Life."

He won an Emmy for his role on Jon Cryer's "Famous Teddy Z."

Rocco was 79.


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