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Jerry Jones

Unintentional Chris Christie Fat Joke

1/9/2015 7:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones just appeared on "Mike & Mike" on ESPN radio and told the guys he's got two seats for Chris Christie to attend the game this weekend in Green Bay. 

Hopefully, he'll get a third seat ... so Chris can bring a guest.

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Dennis Rodman

'The Interview' Was Cool with Me

1/9/2015 6:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It may have pissed off his BFF Kim Jong Un ... but Dennis Rodman didn't seem to have a problem with "The Interview."

The Worm was leaving Talesai restaurant on Sunset when we asked if watched the Seth Rogen comedy that became an international political issue over a death scene involving Un.  

Unclear if Rodman actually saw the flick, but when we asked him how he felt about the situation as a whole ... he told us, "It's all good."

No anger. No outrage. Nothing.

Interesting note ... Thursday was Kim Jong Un's birthday.

Last year, Rodman celebrated the occasion by singing "Happy Birthday" to Un in person. This year ... Thai food in Hollywood.

Wonder what changed? 

Sen. Marco Rubio

Chris Christie's In a Lose-Lose Situation

... With Dallas Cowboys

1/9/2015 6:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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010815_marco_rubio_launch_v3Chris Christie got himself into one of those "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situations with the Dallas Cowboys ... so says Sen. Marco Rubio who tells TMZ Sports this won't end well for the NJ Gov. 

As everyone sits and waits to see if Christie once again joins Jerry Jones in the owner's box when the team takes on the Green Bay Packers this weekend ... Rubio says, "He can't win either way."

Check out the video for Marco's explanation.

Country Singer on ESPN

Jerry Jones & Chris Christie Are Gay Lovers

1/7/2015 3:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

010715_espn_homosexual_comment_launchGLAAD is probably gonna have a thing or two to say about this one ...

Because a big country music star just took a cheap shot at Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Gov. Chris Christie live on ESPN ... and let's put it this way, he suggested there were shenanigans in the owner's box. 

Kinky Friedman -- a country singer/wannabe politician/author/avid cigar smoker -- just appeared on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" to talk to Bob Ley about the famous hug during last weekend's playoff game. 

His response ... well, you just have to watch the clip. Unreal. 

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Cowboys' Jerry Jones

Defends Chris Christie

'He's Part of Our Mojo'

1/6/2015 7:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

010615_jerry_jones_launchJerry Jones says Gov. Chris Christie is no bandwagon Cowboys fan -- he's been a supporter for 50 years and has become "part of [the team's] mojo."

Of course, Christie has been taking some serious heat ever since he was seen bear hugging the NFL owner in the owner's box at Cowboys Stadium this past weekend ... as the team defeated the Lions. 

0105-chris-christie-jerry-jones-cowboys-hug-FOX_NFL-01"Listen, he's a Cowboy through-and-through ... he's part of our mojo," Jones said during an interview on 105.3 THE FAN Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Jerry says if Christie's "mojo" can help the team go all the way to the Super Bowl ... "he outta be looked at as the President of the United States."

Jones takes it a step further ... and says Christie might be the most "deep-seated" Cowboys fan he's ever had in the owner's box -- and says he hopes CC joins the team in Green Bay this weekend. 

So far, Christie hasn't said if he'll be there.

Chris Christie

He's Wrong to Root for Cowboys

... Says NJ Mayor

1/5/2015 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0105-chris-christie-jerry-jones-cowboys-hug-FOX_NFL-01The Mayor of Bergenfield, New Jersey is calling out Chris Christie -- telling TMZ Sports the Governor is "wrong" for jumping on the Dallas Cowboys bandwagon.

Of course, Christie has been under fire from all sorts of Jerseyans for bear-hugging Jerry Jones in the owner's box at Cowboys Stadium yesterday when when Dallas solidified their lead over the Detroit Lions. 

Mayor Norman Schmelz says he loves Christie and thinks he's a great governor ... "but when it comes to football, he's wrong."

We also spoke with ex-NFL star Jon Runyan -- a former U.S. Congressman from NJ -- who says Christie's allegiance to Dallas is "unfortunate" ... especially with so many people from Jersey being fans of the Eagles, Giants and Jets. 

"Truly, I get why people are upset. But I love his passion for the game. It's unfortunate he's rooting for [the Eagles'] arch rival."

Though Runyan says he does respect the fact that Christie "doesn't let anyone tell him what he can or can't do."

As for Mayor Schmelz ... he tells us there's one way for Chris to get out of his doghouse -- "If he can get Bergenfield enough state aid to lower our tax burden here locally, I'll become a Cowboy's fan as well."

Sarah Palin

Trig Stood on Our Dog ...

But At Least He Didn't Eat It

1/4/2015 7:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0104-sarah-palin-peta-tmz-01Sarah Palin is biting back at critics who blasted her for the Facebook pic of her son standing on the family dog ...  and taking a shot at the dog-eating Prez in the process.

Palin took to Facebook Saturday, targeting PETA for bashing her ... calling the org hypocrites that only give passes to celebs who have helped them.

She muses, "Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?" True story, Google it. 

Palin accused the org. of celeb worshiping ... then adding they treat doggie Jill better than many people treat human beings.

A rep for PETA tells us, "Palin's Facebook response shows us that she knows PETA about as well as she knows geography."

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President Obama

Takes Action Against North Korea

... For Sony Hacking

1/3/2015 9:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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President Obama is doubling down on the U.S. government's claim that North Korea was behind the hack on Sony ... by punishing North Korean officials where it hurts -- in the wallet.

The Department of Treasury cut off ties with 10 North Korean officials Friday and 3 entities who have direct ties to the North Korean government -- despite claims of the hack being an inside inside job -- saying they can no longer have financial dealings with America.

However, during a press briefing ... U.S. officials said they couldn't establish whether the men/entities being punished had been directly involved in the Sony hacking.

A rep for the department says, "This step reflects the ongoing commitment of the United States to hold North Korea accountable for its destabilizing, destructive and repressive actions, particularly its efforts to undermine U.S. cyber-security and intimidate U.S. businesses and artists exercising their right of freedom of speech."

Sony Pictures Hack

Was an Inside Job

... Investigators Claim

12/30/2014 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1230-sony-pictures-hacker-getty-01The Sony Pictures hack was masterminded by a former Sony employee -- at least partially -- according to a security firm which is now refuting the FBI's claim that North Korea was responsible. 

Cybersecurity firm Norse Corp says its identified six suspects directly involved in the attack on Sony's records -- and they live in Canada, Thailand, Singapore ... but the former employee is based in the U.S.

According to the Daily Caller ... Norse Corp says the ex-staffer -- a woman identified as "Lena" -- has "extensive knowledge of the company's network and operations" and was laid off in May.

The information flies in the face of the FBI ...which firmly pointed the finger at Kim Jong-un last week.

Important to note ... Norse Corp was not hired by Sony and was conducting its own independent probe into the hack. We've contacted Sony to see if they're now working with Norse Corp ... so far no word back.

The FBI has met with Norse Corp reps -- but still stands by its assessment that N. Korea's behind the attack.

'Homeland'

Pakistan Is Pissed ...

Don't Give Us Kim Jong-Un Treatment

12/27/2014 8:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"Homeland" writers gave Pakistan and its leaders the same treatment Seth Rogen gave North Korea and Kim Jong-Un -- minus the assassination -- and Pakistani officials are enraged.

Showtime's hit series just wrapped it's 4th season ... which was all about Claire Danes CIA character battling a Taliban terrorist in Islamabad, Pakistan. All kinds of disasters happen (we won't spoil it, if you're gonna binge watch) ... including double-crosses from Pakistani politicians and military officials.

Now, a Pakistani embassy official is blasting the show, telling the NY Post ... "Homeland" makes it look like Pakistan, a longtime U.S. ally ... is embracing dictators and terrorists.

The rep also bitched about scenery ... saying Islamabad has beautiful mountains and greenery, but on "Homeland" it's a "war zone where shootouts and bombs go off with dead bodies scattered around. Nothing is further from the truth.”

At least they didn't compare our president to a primate. 

Kim Jong-Un

'Monkey' Obama Jacked Our Internet

12/27/2014 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Jong-Un's mouthpiece called President Barack Obama a "monkey" for forcing Sony to release "The Interview" -- and for pulling off a cyber counter attack on North Korea. 

A rep for Kim's National Defense Commission resorted to 4th grade name calling in an angry statement about the movie coming out ... saying, "Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest."

N. Korea denies involvement in the Sony hack, but believes its own recent Internet outage was the work of big wigs in Washington, DC looking to retaliate. 

The statement also threatens unspecified consequences against America.

Dennis Rodman

I'm No Longer Kim Jong-un's Ally

... In Video Games, Anyway

12/23/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dennis Rodman no longer wants to be seen with Kim Jong-un -- at least not in a video game -- and he's threatening legal action if a video gamer doesn't make some big changes ... STAT.

The game is called "Glorious Leader!" -- and players can take on America as the N. Korean dictator or as his trusted ally, Rodman. The game was designed by Jeff Miller and his company, Moneyhorse ... and Dennis is not pleased with his role in the game.

TMZ obtained a letter Rodman's attorney sent to Miller ... demanding Dennis be removed from the game because it portrays him in a "negative light."

The letter makes it sound like Dennis has finally taken off the blinders when it comes to Kim Jong-un.

FUN FACT: Miller says he actually pitched the game to Sony execs in October -- before the hack went down. Pretty sure that's gonna be a pass now, dude.

Sony Hacking Scandal

Dr. Evil Says ...

GOP is Giving Villains a Bad Name

12/21/2014 8:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Dr. Evil is scoffing at the Guardians of Peace for sheer laziness.

The "Austin Powers" super villain appeared on "Saturday Night Live" with some solid advice to the GOP ...  "It's easy to kill a movie,  just move it to January."

But the evil doc's real beef is purely domestic, and very political.

Mike Myers also awesomely takes a shot at one of his own stinkers.

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