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Ryan Reynolds Out of the Way!!!! Shoots Pricey Car Chase

9/18/2018 9:48 AM PDT

Here's your first look at Michael Bay's new action movie starring Ryan Reynolds, and judging by this wild car chase ... it's gonna be a thrilling and very expensive ride!

Ryan was tearing through a busy plaza in Florence, Italy in a lime green Alfa Romeo Giulia. Tires screeching, engine roaring and people jumping out of the way ... as they filmed "Six Underground." The Bay-directed flick has a reported budget of $150 million -- the most expensive Netflix original movie ever.

So far, they're keeping the plot under wraps. Thanks to this clip, we at least we know you're gonna get a heavy dose of Ryan's mug hanging out windows like a golden retriever.

Good Ryan, verrry good Ryan! 

Norm Macdonald Happy #MeToo Has 'Slowed Down' ... Forgive Roseanne & C.K.

9/11/2018 1:19 PM PDT

Norm Macdonald is no friend of the #MeToo movement ... and the comedian is tired of seeing showbiz types like Roseanne Barr and Louis C.K. having their careers ruined by scandals. 

Norm says he's happy the #MeToo movement has "slowed down" ... and he has a hard time believing every victim who comes forward with allegations, according to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter

The former "Saturday Night Live" star also says it's a shame Roseanne and Louis had their careers derailed by backlash to their words and actions ... believing everyone deserves forgiveness if they admit their wrongs and show remorse. 

Norm even set up a conversation between Roseanne and Louis after they both had gigs canceled -- Barr had her show axed by ABC in the wake of racist comments and C.K. was dropped by Netflix and FX following sexual misconduct.  

Norm says Roseanne and Louis lost everything in a day, but the victims didn't suffer the same way. 

It's some pretty inflammatory stuff from Norm, but we're guessing he won't be fazed by any negative feedback.

7:00 PM PT -- Turns out, Norm was fazed by the backlash to his comments ... because he issued an apology.

Kevin Spacey Dead & Buried in 'House of Cards' Final Season Trailer

9/5/2018 7:08 AM PDT

Kevin Spacey is getting an ice-cold send-off from "House of Cards" ... courtesy of Robin Wright, whose character is practically dancing on his grave.

We've known for months Spacey's character, ex-Prez Frank Underwood, would be killed off in the show's final season, and with this new trailer we get our first look ... at his tombstone.

Netflix decided to 86 Spacey last November, after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced -- including several from crew members from the show.

In the show's final season, Spacey's TV widow, Claire Underwood, becomes POTUS -- and looks like her celebration starts graveside.

We still don't know how he dies, but Claire's final words for him -- poetic and perfectly frigid.

Matt Groening I'm Ready for My Fans ... Not Quite Ready for Real-Life Homer

8/18/2018 11:38 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Matt Groening has a new Netflix show out called "Disenchantment" ... but he's got an enchanting way of appeasing autograph seekers -- he comes prepared.

We got "The Simpsons" creator at LAX Friday, and he showed up with a bag full of signed cartoon drawings to give away ... which he calls his new strategy for pleasing his fans.

Our cameraman even got an original Elfo! (He's one of the stars of Groening's new show.)

Then our guy hit Matt with some jarring news -- a 3D artist on Twitter posted his imagining of what a real-life Homer Simpson would look like ... and he basically replied with an "Ay, Caramba!"

Yeah, it's pretty scary ... but Groening seemed to quickly come around on making 3D Homer a star.

Shonda Rhimes Sued Over Sidewalk Scandal!!!

8/17/2018 3:01 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Shonda Rhimes hasn't had a misstep in her career, which is more than can be said about a world-renowned physician who tripped and fell in front of her house, and now the good doc is suing her.

Dr. Kuo Chao claims in a new lawsuit, he was jogging past Shonda's Hancock Park mansion in L.A. back in June 2017, when he tripped over a buckling sidewalk in front of the 8,400 square foot home.

He says he broke his wrist, damaged cartilage and lost range of motion and function in his wrist and arm, which has caused limited mobility and loss of strength and stamina. He also says he has lost "fine motor skills." He says he was unable to work for a long time and it still affects his ability to work. 

Dr. Chao says he is a prestigious interventional neuroradiologist -- he treats stroke and aneurysm patients. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale.  

As for why Dr. Chao says Shonda's responsible, he says she had an obligation to fix the sidewalk, which buckled due to pipes, tree roots and botched repairs. He's also suing the City of L.A.

Dr. Chao is asking for unspecified damages.

We reached out to Shonda's rep .. so far, no word back.

'Last Chance U' Isaiah Wright Gunning for NFL ... After Jail Stint

8/15/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Former "Last Chance U" star Isaiah Wright tells TMZ Sports he's not wasting any time now that he's out of jail -- and still plans to take his football talents to the NFL. 

20-year-old Wright was a superstar running back at East Mississippi Community College -- and was one of the breakout stars in the Netflix docuseries about the school's football team. 

But, his career came to a screeching halt in Sept. 2017 when he was arrested on one 1 count of criminal homicide in the stabbing death of an 18-year-old man.

Wright was adamant he did NOT kill the man -- and after nearly a year behind bars, he was finally released after pleading guilty to the lesser charge of facilitation of aggravated robbery. 

So, what's next for Wright? School and football. 

Wright admits it was a challenge staying in shape during his jail stint but says he's focused on training. Isaiah also says he has 2 years of college eligibility left and hopes to land with a D1 program soon. 

Wright says he's spoken with his former EMCC adviser Brittany Wagner (who was also featured on "Last Chance U") and says he has offered up her support. 

And, the end goal for Wright? 

"The goal is the NFL."

'Last Chance U' Coach Forced to Turn Down 400 Recruits ... Thanks to Netflix Fame

8/13/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Last Chance U' coach Jason Brown tells TMZ Sports ... HUNDREDS of players have hit him up wanting to transfer to his school, thanks to the way he was portrayed on the Netflix show. 

FYI, to say Brown is "fiery" is a tremendous understatement -- during the show, he unloaded full-throated nuclear verbal attacks at players, refs and his own coaches ... and many have criticized him for being way too aggressive. 

But Brown says his coaching style hasn't scared anyone away -- in fact, it's attracted so many recruits to Independence Community College in Kansas, he's had to turn away hundreds of players. 

"We've had to turn down about 400 kids in the first weekend alone. I had about 5,000 emails in 24 hours."

But that's not the only perk from being on the show -- Brown says he's gotten A LOT of attention from female fans looking to get to know the coach on a personal level ... though Brown says he's playing hard to get. 

And this is just the beginning, Netflix has announced they're working on a season 4 ... which will also feature ICC and Coach Brown. 

Brown admits he hasn't watched the full series of the show yet, but says he's not gonna make any changes to his approach to coaching. So, be ready for more tough love. And expletives. LOTS of expletives.

'Last Chance U' Isaiah Wright Murder Charge Dropped ... In Plea Deal

8/8/2018 8:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Isaiah Wright -- the talented running back featured on the Netflix docuseries "Last Chance U" -- is being released from jail after cutting a plea deal in his murder case ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Wright was arrested back in Sept. 2017 on 1 count of criminal homicide in the stabbing death of an 18-year-old man. Wright has been locked up ever since. 

Now, we've learned ... the 20-year-old appeared in a Tennessee courtroom on Wednesday where he agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors. 

The terms of the deal ... Wright pled guilty to 1 count of facilitation of aggravated robbery (which we're told means he "furnished assistance without the intent to commit robbery") -- and in exchange the murder charge was dropped ... according to his attorney, Kevin Angel. 

As for his sentence, Wright got 5 years probation and time served -- and we're told he's already been released from jail. 

Unclear if Wright will try to resume his football career -- or try to move on with his life in a different field. 

'OITNB' Star Brad Henke Ex's Restraining Order Case Tossed

8/8/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'OITNB' star Brad Henke doesn't legally have to stay away from his ex-girlfriend anymore, 'cause her temporary restraining order against him was thrown out by a judge. 

According to court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- neither Henke nor his ex, Simone Toliver, showed up to a recent hearing regarding the restraining order she got against him this past May ... so the case was dismissed. 

We broke the story ... Toliver got the TRO after claiming Henke had repeatedly threatened her after they split last year. She claimed he'd violently grabbed her on at least two occasions, among other things. A judge granted her 100 yards of protection at the time.

Sources close to Henke tell TMZ he didn't show because he never even knew Simone had gotten a restraining order against him ... only finding out when asked about the incident by a reporter.

In the dismissal, the judge agreed, Henke was never served with papers. Henke also denies all allegations she made against him.

All's well that ends well (we think). Brad's character seems to be back for season 6, which just dropped on Netflix. And, he's got a ton of other projects in the works.

'American Vandal' Star Camille Hyde I've Experienced Blackface On Set Wrong Then, Wrong Now

8/2/2018 6:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Camille Hyde says she's seen blackface used on the set of some productions ... and it makes people uncomfortable.

We got the "American Vandal" star Wednesday in L.A.'s Larchmont Village neighborhood where we asked for her thoughts on a young actor stand-in being darkened to match the complexion of Keith L. Williams in "Good Boys"... which upset some members of the crew.

Camille says the practice of using makeup to make a stand-in match the actor's skin color isn't totally unheard of -- in fact, she tells us she's seen it done herself. 

As for how it was handled ... Camille says the issue was brought up then -- much like it's being brought up now -- and believes speaking your truth is the best way to address it.

Like they say -- cooler heads ...

Kelsey Grammer Channels His Inner David Bowie For Live Karaoke!!!

8/1/2018 11:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Give Kelsey Grammer credit ... dude swings for the fences when it comes to live karaoke and, save for one particular note, he nailed it!!

Kelsey and a bunch of cast and crew members from his Netflix movie, "Like Father," hit up LONO in Hollywood for an after-party following Tuesday night's premiere. Seth Rogen -- who stars alongside Kelsey in the flick -- was also at the tiki bar, but the show belonged to Kelsey.

We're told Kelsey followed his wife onstage after she performed Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and brought the house down with his rendition of David Bowie's "Let's Dance." Watching Kelsey move to his own beat is a thing of beauty ... and even when his chops gave out, Kelsey kept going.

And the crowd went wild!!

Post Malone Looking Good for 'Queer Eye' ... But I DO Need a Shower

7/21/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Post Malone fans might get what they asked for because the rapper's "Queer Eye" cameo might actually happen, and Post's already got a new look in mind.

We got Posty outside Chin Chin in WeHo and he admitted he was in need of a shower because he's smack in the middle of "a rock star binger."

If ya missed it ... the rapper's fans made a call to action over Twitter, which lead Fab Fiver Karamo Brown to tweet: "Lol why does everyone want @PostMalone to be on the show. Did he request it?" To which Post replied: "no they just think I'm ugly and smell lol."

Post says he's a die-hard fan of the Emmy-nominated reality show, and he'd let them chop his hair too.

Sources close to Post tell us his team is already in talks with "Queer Eye" to make it happen. He says he's already got a look in mind for his makeover ... and it's "groovy, baby!"

Guy Pearce Kevin Spacey Was a 'Handsy Guy' ... Good Thing I Wasn't 14

7/3/2018 7:40 AM PDT

Guy Pearce is strongly insinuating Kevin Spacey was sexually inappropriate toward him when they shot "L.A. Confidential."

Australian talk show host Andrew Denton was playing name association with Guy and, when he brought up Spacey's name, Guy said ... "He's a handsy guy." 

He added it was a "slightly difficult time with Kevin" ... when they shot the 1997 film.

After some awkward silence in the studio, he made a clear reference to allegations Spacey molested actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was a teenager. Guy said, "Thankfully I was 29, and not 14."

There have been multiple claims of sexual misconduct against Spacey in the US and England. As we reported, the L.A. County D.A. is reviewing cases, but Spacey has not been charged with a crime.

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