Kevin Sorbo says the Republican party better find a real-life Hercules before 2016 ... because the GOP is filled with a "bunch of pussies" who are standing by while the country falls apart.
Sorbo calls himself an Independent -- says he voted for Reagan and Clinton -- but based on what he said at LAX ... will definitely NOT be voting Republican anytime soon.
Kevin explains America has a serious Beyonce problem ... watch the clip, it's not what you think.
Agree or disagree ... Sorbo's easier on the eyes than anyone on "Meet The Press."
My Fave Part of the Olympics
BOB COSTAS' EYE!!!
2/20/2014 6:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Here's something you've probably never seen before ... ANDY COHEN ON A SPORTS WEBSITE!!!
Anyway, the Bravo icon was out in NYC last night when we started talking Olympics. Even though Andy admitted he doesn't fancy himself much of a fan, he says there's one event in Sochi he can't stop watching -- THE BOB COSTAS PINK EYE SAGA!!!
It doesn't stop there ... Andy also explains why he's rooting HARD against Mother Russia.
Check out the clip ... GO USA!!!
Sues Over Cuba Flick
She's Not Fidel-ing Around
2/19/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sharon Stone claims a big time movie producer is a liar and a fraud who asked her to falsify U.S. documents so she could go to Cuba and play Ernest Hemingway's wife in a new movie ... and when she refused she got stiffed and was ordered to return a custom wig.
Stone made a deal with Bob Yari to shoot "Papa," about the famous writer. Sharon was slated to play Mary Hemingway, but there was a big snag.
According to the lawsuit, filed by legal pit bull Marty Singer, Stone needed legal clearance to take the trip to Castroland. Stone claims in the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Yari asked her to LIE in order to get permission from the U.S. Government. He wanted her to say the trip was for a "cultural endeavor" ... which it wasn't.
Stone claims Yari pressured her to falsify government documents, and when she resisted he sent her an email saying, "NO ONE has EVER been jailed for travel to Cuba."
Sharon refused to budge, so Yari -- who also produced "Crash" -- recast the role and refused to pay her the $500,000 she was promised.
To add insult to injury, Sharon says Yari actually had the gall to demand that she return the wig that had been made for the Mary Hemingway character.
Sharon is suing for the $500K.
Obama is a Dictator Who Uses Miley & Kanye
To Destroy America
2/19/2014 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is unleashing the mother of all conspiracy theories -- President Obama's secret agenda to become a tyrannical dictator with Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Kanye West's assistance!
We asked Davis about his band's new "Spike in My Veins" music video -- which is filled with clips of Miley and other pop culture phenoms -- and suddenly it was all aboard the crazy train.
You gotta see it ... right in the middle of LAX, Davis spewed a theory about Obama using celeb scandals as a “distraction” ... while he screws us out of our freedoms.
Por ejemplo ... JD claims Miley's VMA twerkfest was really a smoke screen for something way more nefarious. Nuts, right?
Consider this: Obama signed a law allowing the government to hold citizens indefinitely without trial ... back in January 2012 ... when the big celeb news was Miley and a penis cake.
Roy Jones Jr.
I'm Running for Mayor!!!
2/19/2014 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.'s career isn't over -- in fact, he tells TMZ Sports, he's officially taking a shot at a brand new title ... MAYOR.
45-year-old Jones -- the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years back in 2003 -- tells us, he plans to run for Mayor of his hometown Pensacola, Florida at the next election.
And he's serious too -- the HBO analyst says he's already prepared all the necessary paperwork ... and got TEN TIMES the required number of signatures to make himself eligible (nearly 5,000 to be exact).
As for his policies -- Jones says he wants to focus on children, telling us, "A lot of kids don't have proper leadership at home. I'm willing to try and be that person for them."
He adds, "I tell the kids, don't fight in the streets. Go into MMA, go into boxing. Do something that someone can be proud of you for."
Jones is confident he can win too -- "I've been opposed my whole life, and I've always won."
Can't argue with that.
Brian McKnight Lawsuit
My Accountant Ruined My Life
2/18/2014 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brian McKnight claims his accountant was so fraudulent, so deceptive ... the money man stooped to secretly getting a United States congressman to help cover up his misdeeds.
McKnight has filed a lawsuit against Vernon Brown and Company, claiming Brown ruined his life by not paying ANY of Brian's taxes for close to a decade ... resulting not only in more than a million bucks in back taxes, but more than $500K in penalties and interest.
Here's how bad McKnight says it got ... In the lawsuit he claims Brown knew he screwed up and secretly contacted Congressman Henry Waxman and gave him a phony sob story that got Waxman to contact the IRS and get McKnight back on an installment plan.
McKnight says Brown was so bad he screwed up the installment plan and the taxes were never paid.
McKnight says his credit is now crap, his house has a lien, his music royalties have been frozen and his life is in shambles. Not only that, McKnight says his driver's license has been suspended for failing to pay back taxes, and because his son shares the same name HIS license was suspended as well.
And here's an honor no one wants ... McKnight says he landed on California's Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers.
Something he can put on his mantle ... next to his Soul Train Music Award.
Flees Miami After Death Threat
2/18/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
George Zimmerman fled Miami after someone threatened there was a huge bounty on his head.
Zimmerman taped an interview last Tuesday with Univision and Fusion, and then took his girlfriend, her kid and his brother to the beach. While they were catching some rays, people noticed him, started harassing him, and then someone shouted out George had a $10,000 bounty on his head.
We're told it freaked him out and they all retreated to the hotel, but the crowd followed them.
Security swept their room to make sure no one tampered with their stuff and then stood guard throughout the day and night. We're told Zimmerman did his CNN interview early the next morning and then beat it ... literally fleeing Miami.
Fact is ... the bounty threat seems somewhat real. There's a Black Panthers video online in which one of the leaders puts a $1 MILLION bounty on Zimmerman's head.
I'm Running for School Board
And I'm Gonna Win!
2/18/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Omarosa has become the embodiment of reality show evil ... but in a radical turn, we've learned she's running for the L.A. Unified School District to better the lives of children.
The ruthless "Apprentice" star tells TMZ she's passionate about helping kids out of poverty and making them safe.
Here's the thing. Omarosa doesn't have kids ... so what, you might ask, makes her qualified? She tells us she's the Educational Director for the L.A. Clippers Youth Camp, she's helped women and children at an L.A. mission and she just got her certification as an LAUSD teacher.
We're guessing there will be lots of dirty tricks in the campaign. The election is June 3.
NBA Celeb MVP Arne Duncan
Obama Picks Me
In White House Basketball Games
2/17/2014 4:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
He CRUSHED it at the NBA Celebrity All-Star game ... so it's no wonder Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says President Obama always takes him on his team during White House pick-up games.
If you missed the game ... Duncan was a STUD -- chalking up 20 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists during his MVP performance.
When he arrived back in D.C. on Monday, Duncan hadn't let the success get to his head -- and gave props to Kevin Hart (who initially won the award based on the fan vote, but gave it Duncan because he deserved it).
He also praised Obama as a "good teammate."
For the record, Duncan played college ball at Harvard before spending some time in a pro league in Australia.
Bottom line -- dude can ball.
I'm a Scapegoat for Obama
2/17/2014 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
George Zimmerman says he was screwed over by the U.S. government and President Obama himself ... and blames them for his prosecution.
An unapologetic Zimmerman appeared on CNN's New Day, revealing he'd like to become a lawyer so he could stop miscarriages of justice -- like the one through which he suffered.
Zimmerman groused that 2 law enforcement agencies determined he acted in self-defense in the death of Trayvon Martin, yet people still tried to nail him to the cross.
Zimmerman also says he gets lots of death threats and will never be a free man.
Shuts Down Aspen Airport
Cool Your Jets, Richie Rich
2/15/2014 8:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michelle Obama and the extremely rich collided in the air Friday ... when the Aspen Airport apparently shut down for an hour to facilitate a fun-filled ski weekend for Michelle and her kids.
The First Lady flew in late yesterday to the ridiculously in-your-face show of wealth on the tarmac. According to the New York Post, the airport was shut down for security reasons and some private jet setters were just PISSED.
It's one of the most congested weekends of the year at the Aspen Airport ... several hundred jets descend on the ski city for the long President's Day weekend.
And speaking of presidents ... the current one was not there. He went to Cali to deal with the drought.
It's kinda funny if some of the whiners are people who support Obama. Like the old saying goes, "Liberalism ends where inconvenience begins."
Obama Should Be NBA Coach
I'll Represent Him!
2/13/2014 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
With only 2 years left in his term, President Barack Obama should start planning for his next job ... and according to David Stern -- his first post-presidential gig could be NBA coach!!!
The ex-commish was leaving a State Dinner at the White House with his wife Tuesday night when we asked if he had any tips for B.O. when his term's up in 2016.
Stern's response: "Yeah, I'm gonna represent him ... he's gonna be a COACH!"
Stern wasn't the only sports figure at the State Dinner ... Kevin Johnson and Jason Collins were there too.
The Menu -- Guests dined on some pretty awesome food ... including caviar, quail eggs, 12 varieties of potatoes, a winter garden salad, dry-aged rib eye beef, chocolate malted cake made with bittersweet chocolate from Hawaii and tangerines from Florida and served with vanilla ice cream.
There's more ... after dinner, guests enjoyed fudge with maple syrup, lavender shortbread cookies and cotton candy dusted with orange zest.
Diagnosed With Cancer
... But I'm Optimistic
2/11/2014 3:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Legendary newsman Tom Brokaw has revealed that he's been diagnosed with bone marrow cancer ... but says he's "optimistic about the future."
74-year-old Brokaw -- who's currently a special correspondent for NBC News -- was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
According to a study by the National Cancer Institute, the 10-year survival rate for someone of Brokaw's age is 3%.
Still, Brokaw remains positive ... saying, "With the exceptional support of my family, medical team and friends, I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come.”
He adds, "I remain the luckiest guy I know.”
“I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter.”