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Ronda Rousey & Mark Wahlberg Break Out the Big Guns

4/25/2018 6:37 AM PDT

It was an arms race in Vegas ... with Ronda Rousey and Mark Wahlberg flexin' all over the 2018 CinemaCon ... and left everyone in the crowd feeling weak as hell! 

The two were pushing their new movie, "Mile 22," during the event at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace ... the flick in which Mark plays a jacked CIA operative. 

Remember, Ronda was shooting scenes for the movie in Colombia a while back -- when she snuck back to the U.S. for the Royal Rumble ... where she announced her WWE contract. 

"So fun getting the gang back together again," Ronda posted after the event. 

Now, it's back to wrestling ... where Ronda will most likely clash with, and then murder, Mickie James

Good luck, though ... 

Rob Gronkowski Screw Retiring! I'm Coming Back, Baby!

4/24/2018 3:25 PM PDT
Breaking News

Gronk ain't done with the Patriots just yet!!

After months of speculation, Rob Gronkowski just officially announced he's returning to the New England Patriots for the 2018 season ... and NOT retiring.

"I met with coach today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats," Gronk said.

"I have been working out, staying in shape and feel great. Looking forward to another championship run. #bandsamakeherdance."

Remember, Gronk said he was going to contemplate his NFL future after the Pats lost the Super Bowl to the Eagles back in February. 

There was some talk he would leave football and pursue a career in Hollywood or the WWE

Guess those plans will wait. Tom Brady's gotta be happy ... if he decides to come back, too!

Damian Lewis First Crack at Playing Rob Ford ... Nailed It!!!

4/24/2018 11:04 AM PDT

"Billions" star Damian Lewis looks totally unrecognizable on set, which is a good thing ... because he's playing Toronto's former crack-smoking mayor, Rob Ford.

Lewis was spotted in character on the set of "Run This Town" in Toronto on Monday, after spending nearly 7 hours in makeup to transform into the disgraced ex-Mayor ... and the resemblance is uncanny.

The film will focus on Ford's last year of his mayoral term, which was rocked by scandal when he was caught on video smoking crack in 2014 and took a leave to go to rehab.

Those involved with the movie have referred to it as "historical fiction," instead of a Rob Ford biopic ... but it certainly has that biopic look.

As we reported ... Ford died in 2016 after a battle with cancer.

Lewis is known for his Emmy-winning performance as Nicholas Brody on "Homeland" and as cocky hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod on "Billions."

Kevin Hart Visits Meek Mill In Philly Prison

4/24/2018 10:29 AM PDT
Breaking News

Kevin Hart just joined a growing list of celebrities to visit Meek Mill in prison.

Kevin was spotted entering Chester SCI in Philadelphia with a few members of his team by his side. It's the Philly-born comedian's first time stepping foot into the prison.

Hart's among several celebs, politicians, artists and athletes to visit Meek -- the list includes Rev. Al Sharpton, James Harden, members of the 76ers and Robert Kraft. Nearly all of the meetings have been set up by Michael Rubin, co-owner of the 76ers.

Kevin's spoken out about Meek's situation before ... and we also got Rick Ross in NYC Monday showing his support

Meek's serving a 2 to 4 year sentence for violating his probation from a 2008 drug and weapons conviction ... a sentence many are calling unfair and unjust.

Vin Diesel Rocks Groot Roots At 'Avengers: Infinity War' Premiere

4/24/2018 6:15 AM PDT

He really is Groot

Vin Diesel -- the voice of the resurrected plant hero -- really got into the shrubby spirit Monday at the "Avengers: Infinity War" premiere in Hollywood ... wearing part of Groot on his suit! 

The premiere was insane -- and even had a special cameo from Stan Lee ... who's been battling health and legal issues. He got a hero's welcome. 

Other stars include ... Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Gwyneth Paltrow and Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt

The one star who didn't make the premiere -- Chris Evans. Guessing it has to do with the fact he's starring in a play on Broadway at the moment. 

As for the reviews ... so far, pretty solid. Kevin Smith LOVED it. 

"I am overwhelmed. The movie is epic beyond compare."

You excited yet?!

Clooney's Producing Partner Wife Files Police Report Over Online Death Threats

4/24/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

George Clooney's producing partner, Grant Heslov, had a family cyber scare last week that ended with his wife going to cops over threats made to her life ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Lysa Heslov filed a police report after social media trolls made threatening comments to her over her politics. It's unclear what exactly they were discussing, but one guy commented on her FB page ... "She needs punched in the mouth ... *a bullet to the head. FIXED." She noted in the post that she took it as a threat.

Other people on what appears to be her Instagram message feed left vulgar comments, one of which encouraged Lysa to kill herself. 

Lysa has since made her social media accounts private -- except for Twitter -- and we're told the LAPD is investigating. 

Her hubby, Grant, has produced a number of films with Clooney over the years like "Good Night, and Good Luck," "The Men Who Stare at Goats" and "The Ides of March." He also won an Oscar in 2013 for producing Best Picture winner, "Argo."

Stan Lee Sued by Massage Therapist He Rubbed His Junk on My Foot!

4/23/2018 2:13 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Stan Lee allegedly got handsy during a massage last year, which ended with him rubbing up on the masseuse with his exposed crotch ... this according to a new lawsuit, but Lee is calling BS.

The Marvel honcho and his former assistant -- Max Anderson -- have been sued by Chicago-based massage therapist Maria Carballo, who claims Stan tried sexually gratifying himself during two sessions.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Carballo alleges she performed two massages at Stan's hotel room a year ago in Chi-town. During the first massage, she says Stan began fondling himself while face down on the table, and then started moaning when she got to his thighs. She says she left at that point, but came back the next day for round 2. 

For the second massage, Carballo says Stan got to moaning and groaning again ... to which she responded by threatening to leave. She says he got pissed, though, so she stuck it out for another 10 minutes -- only now using her feet to perform a Shiatsu massage. 

During the treatment, Carballo claims Stan grabbed her foot and rubbed it against his naked penis and scrotum. She says she immediately left after that, but not before collecting $240 cash from Lee. She also claims his assistant tried handing her more money as a tip, presumably because he knew about the misconduct ... according to her, anyway.

Carballo's suing for more than $50,000 in damages, and even cites the #MeToo movement as inspiration to speak out.

Lee's partner, Keya Morgan, tells TMZ, "I have no idea what the convict Max Anderson did, but Stan Lee is 95 years old, completely harmless, and is 100% innocent, and denies any such false accusations."

Verne Troyer Death Suicidal with 3 Times Legal Limit of Alcohol

4/23/2018 1:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Verne Troyer had 3 times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was rushed to the hospital and sources tell us he never recovered from it.

Sources familiar with the death investigation tell TMZ, Verne told the 911 dispatcher and someone at the hospital he was suicidal when he called in distress ... with triple the .08 legal limit for driving.

Our sources say when Verne was at the hospital he became unresponsive and was transferred to another hospital which was better suited to care for him. We're told his organs started failing, he was put on life support and went steadily downhill until life support was pulled Saturday.

We broke the story ... Verne passed away Saturday. Sources say an autopsy has been completed, but toxicology results are pending. Verne fought a losing battle against alcoholism for years. 

He was 49. RIP

Scarlett Johansson 'Ghost in the Shell' Costume Up For Grabs

4/23/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Scarlett Johansson's “Ghost in the Shell” was a total flop in theaters, but her costume from it is expected to have a killer opening at auction.

Several props from the film -- including the white Stage Three Thermoptic Suit ScarJo wore -- are being sold this Monday via the Prop Store. That alone is expected to fetch as much as $10k. There's also the smashed Geisha head that opens fire in the opening scene that's also expected to haul in about $10 grand. 

Roughly 400 items from the film will be auctioned through May 4, including a full-size Geisha Bot Body and the SIX12 Revolving Shotgun and Cylinder used by actor Pilou Asbaek in the flick.

If you're into super cool cyber-human stuff, from a not-so-cool movie ... check it out.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Channing Tatum From One Bachelor to Another ... Live Life in the Fast Lane!

4/22/2018 5:11 PM PDT

Channing Tatum is single again, so it'd only make sense that he chop it up with one of the most famous bachelors to play the field ... one Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Arie and Channing were hanging out Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama for the Honda Indy Grand Prix, where Channing was serving as the grand marshal of the race ... and, apparently, also got to ride around with Arie for a few laps on the track.

The ex-'Bachelor' even filmed a video of the two of them addressed to his fiancee, Lauren Burnham, in which Channing admitted he was about to do something stupid.

As you might've heard, Arie's happily engaged now -- but that doesn't mean he couldn't have lent some advice to Channing ... who recently separated from his wife, Jenna Dewan, after nearly nine years of marriage. Our guess -- put it in the rearview, bro ... literally. 

Either way, it's telling this is Channing's first public appearance since the news of his split broke ... chillin' with a former bachelor. Everyone's moving on just fine, it seems ... even Jenna.

Nev Schulman I'm Going Hollywood ... Thanks To Tyler Perry

4/22/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nev Schulman's life is already becoming a movie thanks to Tyler Perry, who's putting Nev and his entire 'Catfish' crew in his next flick alongside Tiffany Haddish.

We got Nev at LAX on his way back from filming in Atlanta, where he told us he didn't have to work too hard with the way Perry wrote him and his crew into the script.

It's pretty cool ... Haddish plays a woman who calls the 'Catfish' guys up because she thinks her sister is getting duped, so it's like an episode of Nev's show playing out in the flick.

And while the film sounds hilarious, Nev says what went on with Haddish when the cameras weren't rolling was even better since they all got into bed together. So Hollywood.

Verne Troyer Dead at 49

4/21/2018 1:09 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Verne Troyer -- best known for playing Mini-Me in the 'Austin Powers' comedies, and for being one of the shortest men in the world -- has died.

Verne died Saturday, according to a statement from his family. We'd been told he was on some form of life support since being taken to the hospital earlier this month after cops got a report he was drunk and suicidal, and was treated for possible alcohol poisoning.

Verne's family says during the recent adversity, "he was baptized while surrounded by his family."

He also struggled with alcoholism for years and had been to rehab many times.

Troyer was born with the genetic disorder known as achondroplasia dwarfism, but said growing up on a farm in Michigan he was never treated differently by his parents than his average-sized siblings.

Verne began his Hollywood career in 1994 as a stunt double for Baby Bink in the film "Baby's Day Out." He then landed small roles in "Men in Black" and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" ... before making it big as Mini-Me in 1999's "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me."

He continued to land bit roles in comedies and appeared on many popular reality shows over the years ... like "Celebrity Juice," "Celebrity Wife Swap," and "The Surreal Life."

Verne was 49.

RIP 

'Night Court' Star Harry Anderson 911 Transcript Released ... Wife Says, 'He's Cold, Stiff'

4/19/2018 9:38 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Night Court" star Harry Anderson was dead well before paramedics arrived, according to his wife who called 911. 

TMZ obtained the transcript from the 911 call Elizabeth Morgan placed earlier this week to authorities in North Carolina after Harry apparently went into cardiac arrest in his sleep. She tells the operator ... "His hand -- he's cold. He's not ice cold, but he's definitely cold. His eyes are partially open, uh, but he's not looking at anything, he's not responding."

In the call, Elizabeth declines help for performing CPR, saying she believes it's too late. 

She also mentions Harry suffered a series of strokes at the end of January after battling the flu.

As we reported ... Anderson was found dead Monday when paramedics arrived, according to dispatch audio. Authorities said no foul play is suspected. His son, Dashiell, told us his father died from natural causes.

Harry was 65.

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