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Cuba Gooding Jr. Working Through the Pain ... Filming with Jaden Smith

4/21/2017 1:00 PM PDT

Cuba Gooding Jr. coped with the pain of his dad's death by working on his movie with Jaden Smith.

They were in Toronto shooting Friday morning -- the day after Cuba Gooding Sr. passed away. Focusing on his work seemed to do Cuba some good as he managed a few smiles with Jaden between scenes.

His father -- 72-year-old Cuba Gooding Sr. -- was found dead in his car Thursday.

Cuba Jr. powered through a long day of filming "Life in a Year" when he got the news Thursday evening, but the emotion showed on his face.

Ice Cube Making New 'Friday' Movie Says His Movie Dad

4/21/2017 8:50 AM PDT
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HUGE NEWS from Ice Cube Friday morning ... courtesy of his co-star and movie dad, John Witherspoon -- there's a new 'Friday' movie coming!

John was on the radio in Orlando when he dropped the bombshell news, saying he'd just spoken to Cube, who told him the project got the greenlight from studio honchos.

It's been 15 years since "Friday After Next" ... and a lot's changed since then. Cube's a bonafide power player in Hollywood now -- with the success of "Straight Outta Compton" -- which could mean bigger budget for the 'Friday' sequel.

The big question: can he get Chris Tucker, aka Smokey, back this time?

And you know this, mannn!

Cuba Gooding Jr. Solemn on Set After Learning of Dad's Death

4/21/2017 6:37 AM PDT

Cuba Gooding Jr. showed his emotions on his face Thursday after learning his father had died.

TMZ broke the story ... Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead Thursday in the San Fernando Valley ... slumped over in his car. Cops found alcohol and drug paraphernalia and believe he OD'd.

Cuba Jr. was filming "A Life in a Year" in Toronto, Canada when he learned his 72-year-old father had passed.

The photog who took the pics says Jaden Smith, who is co-starring in the movie, was comforting Cuba.

Kristen Wiig Crashes Dodgeball Game Pumps Up Team Wiigs!!

4/20/2017 1:46 PM PDT
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Kristen Wiig's a real team player ... especially when the team is named after her.

The hilarious actress surprised a West Hollywood dodgeball team Wednesday called Team Wiigs -- they dress up as famous Kristen characters for games -- by stopping by to pump 'em up.

We're told Wiig's friend on the opposing team told her about the theme, and they all set up a fun surprise. When the rest of the Wiigs showed up for their match ... BOOM! Real Wiig in the house!!

Kristen brought champagne for a pep talk/toast and huddled with the team for a "Sorry!" chant ... in Gilly voice, of course. Great strategy ... Team Wiigs won its match to end the regular season undefeated.

Oprah I WON'T Say Their Names But My Vacay with Obamas Was ...

4/20/2017 8:52 AM PDT
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Oprah Winfrey loved gabbing with us about her super fab yacht vacay, but took a code of silence when it came to saying 2 names ... Barack and Michelle Obama.

We got O in D.C. Wednesday night, and asked her about her Tahiti trip with, not only the ex-POTUS and FLOTUS, but Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen. She gushed about the yacht itself, she's a frequent floater, and explained how they all ended up there together.

But watch what happens when she runs down the guest list. Interesting, especially because we've all seen pics of the Obamas on deck.

C'mon, O! Who are we gonna tell?

Jason Momoa Shirtless Wonder Down Under

4/20/2017 7:26 AM PDT

Jason Momoa is Aquaman on and off set because even when he's chilling shirtless he looks like a freakin' superhero!

Momoa showed off his bulging pecs, bis, abs -- everything really -- while hanging on Australia's Gold Coast. We'd say he shamed the mere mortals around him, except his friend is a beast too!

"Aquaman" doesn't start shooting until the end of May, but Jason looks ready to go right now. Dude's even got his body double ready to roll.

Hand him the damn trident already!

Oprah IF Facebook Live Was Around For My Show ... I Tell Ya

4/20/2017 7:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oprah LOVES Facebook Live -- despite some very troubling events this week -- and even bemoans that it wasn't around in the 25 years O talked for a living.

We got the queen Wednesday in D.C., where she sang the praises of the social media platform and her new movie, of course.

Oprah never mentioned the Facebook killer, but did say Facebook needed to be properly managed. That said, she clearly views it as a game changer.

Now ... when is her HBO movie on again? Right, Saturday, 8 PM.

Snoop Dogg 'Grow House' Crew Smokes Up Hotel ... Sets Off Fire Alarm!

4/19/2017 11:06 AM PDT

The cast of the upcoming Snoop Dogg movie, "Grow House," made themselves a little too much at home at the W Hotel in L.A. ... and got the fire dept. called on them.

Snoop's co-stars Xzibit, Lil Duval, and the writer/director, DJ Pooh, were doing interviews with Civilized at the hotel Monday when they decided to do what they do -- get high! Problem is ... smoke detectors are pretty good in hotels.

The W's staff looked pissed -- having to evacuate everybody and all. Everyone else though ... looked totally chill. Wonder why? Also not shocking ... "Grow House" comes out 4/20.

Tyrese Gibson There'll Be More 'Fast & Furious' It's Like Flipping Houses!

4/19/2017 7:27 AM PDT
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Don't worry about The Rock and Vin Diesel's old beef standing in the way of future 'Fast & Furious' flicks 'cause the money train can't be stopped ... according to their co-star, Tyrese.

We got Tyrese leaving Bootsy Bellows Tuesday night and asked him what the huge box office numbers for "The Fate of the Furious" means for the future. His answer is interesting -- he compares the filmmaking process to flipping houses.

FYI, it debuted with $532 million worldwide on a $250 million budget.

Bottom line? Tyrese is really good at math!

Ludacris Celebrates 'Furious' With Chicken and Beer!!!

4/19/2017 6:52 AM PDT
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Ludacris is so PUMPED his new flick's become a global phenomenon he's either chowing down on chicken and chugging beer or jamming to one of his old jams -- or both.

The rapper was heading into an event Tuesday night at Times Square in NYC when we asked him how he's celebrating "The Fate of the Furious" reportedly having the biggest global opening in movie history with a whopping $532 million in its first weekend.

Luda's either got his mind on his 2003 hit album, "Chicken-n-Beer," or he REALLY loves that Southern hospitality.

Lady Gaga Makeout Sesh with Bradley Cooper

4/18/2017 9:52 AM PDT

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper shared a passionate and long kiss at a gas station ... for a movie, of course.

Gaga's making her big screen acting debut in the remake of "A Star is Born." She'll be playing alongside Cooper, who's also making his directorial debut.

The duo shot a sexy scene Monday in the California desert, where they will also film scenes on the Coachella grounds during the week ... which is super convenient for Lady Gaga, who headlines again this coming weekend. 

Oprah Whisked Away Like a Prez When Fight Breaks Out Next to Her

4/18/2017 8:38 AM PDT
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Oprah found herself in the danger zone when glass shattered in a scrum around her, and you have to see how quickly her security jumped to get her the hell out ... STAT!

O was leaving CBS in NYC and seemed like she was getting ready to greet fans ... when suddenly a fight broke out less than 7 feet away from her. Her security checked out the commotion, but it really hit the fan when they hear glass break.

The panic was obvious on Oprah's face, and suddenly she was gone ... just like POTUS in a crisis. The fight, btw, was between 2 guys in the crowd waiting for Oprah's exit.

Check out what the crazy scene looked like ... in 360!

The Rock He's Doing Next 'Fast and the Furious' Flick Beef with Vin Diesel Squashed

4/18/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Rock and Vin Diesel have buried the hatchet and both will star in the next installment of the insanely popular 'Fast and the Furious' franchise ... sources involved in the production tell TMZ.

Our sources say Vin and Dwayne have met privately several times since animosity between them exploded on the set of "The Fate of the Furious." We're told they are "good" and both are "1000% in" for the next flick.

The sources are opening up about the feud ... one explaining it was all over "real estate." In movie language, real estate is all about how much an actor shines -- who gets the best action scenes, who gets the hottest girl, who shows off their body more, and who gets the most face time.  

It became a big issue for Dwayne and Vin, but ultimately, Dwayne acknowledged it was Vin's movie -- he's listed #1 on the call sheet.

The one thing the feud was not about ... money. They both make a fortune off the franchise.

But all systems go for the next installment.