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Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight Called By Announcer Who Hates Conor!

8/22/2017 11:00 AM PDT
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So much for an impartial announcer ... 

One of the guys commentating on the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight hates Conor McGregor's guts with a passion ... which begs the question, why is Showtime allowing Paulie Malignaggi to call it?! 

Paulie was Conor's training camp sparring partner until a nasty breakup last month. Since then, Paulie's been on a media blitz, blasting Conor to every media outlet that will have him on. 

He's called McGregor everything from a dirtbag to a bum fighter -- and insinuated that he was set up by McGregor's people to be a fall guy in order to make Conor look like a legit boxer. 

Despite the declaration of war, Showtime says Paulie will remain on the broadcast team -- they see the situation as a "non-story."

But it's a big story ... commentators have a BIG influence on how the public sees the fight and a constant, slanted trashing of McGregor could unfairly hurt his image.

In most cases, announcers tasked with working major sporting events like NFL or MLB games are mandated by networks to keep their opinions to themselves until the game.

So, why not Showtime? They won't say ... 

'The Affair' Ruth Wilson's Body Double Sues ... I Was Humiliated, Fired

7/20/2017 5:05 PM PDT
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The woman who body doubled for "The Affair" star, Ruth Wilson, was objectified and humiliated in front of the crew, and then fired for complaining about it ... according to her lawsuit.

Ashlynn Alexander filed suit against Showtime because she believes she got canned in September 2015 after reporting what she calls sexual harassment. In docs, obtained by TMZ, she says the assistant director posted the call sheet for a scene, and referred to her as "Alison Sexytime Double" on the doc. If you don't watch (you should) Ruth's character is named Alison, and she's frequently naked.

Ashlynn confronted the AD in a meeting, and says he admitted the language was inappropriate -- but belittled her, saying she could easily be replaced. Six days later, she was fired.

According to the suit, Showtime's excuse was Ashlynn's hair color wasn't a good match anymore. She calls BS on that because she always wore a wig for the role.

She's suing the network's production company and the AD. Showtime had no comment.

'Twin Peaks' Reboot Reveals Agent Cooper's Fate (Spoiler Alert ... Maybe)

11/28/2015 12:50 AM PST
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Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival will tackle one HUGE unanswered question -- whether Kyle MacLachlan's character, Dale Cooper, is still possessed and doing evil. 

Ok, here's your spoiler alert ... because our sources on the set have found some big hints.

When the series ended nearly 25 years ago, Agent Cooper was possessed by Laura Palmer’s killer, the evil spirit BOB. We're told Kyle was on set recently shooting scenes for a plot line where Agent Cooper is arrested and jailed for crimes. 

For all you Twin Peaks sleuths ... here are the on set clues: 

- Cops find evidence in Cooper's car ... a dog leg, a kilo of cocaine and a machine gun

- Cops interrogate Cooper in a prison cell 

It’s still unclear if possessed Cooper or the real deal is behind the crime or crimes. And whether his crimes include murdering Laura Palmer … we’ll have to wait and see.

Also, can we pleeeeease finally find out how the hell Annie's been???

CBS Honcho Les Moonves Manny vs. Floyd = Gold Mine! 'Hoping Fight Happens'

1/21/2015 9:08 AM PST
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CBS honcho Les Moonves says he's "hoping" Floyd Mayweather signs the contract to fight Manny Pacquiao ... telling TMZ Sports it would make "a lot of money for everybody."

Of course, CBS owns Showtime -- and Moonves has reportedly been working hard with both Manny's camp and Floyd's camp to lock up a deal for the network. 

FYI -- experts predict the fight would CRUSH every financial record in the history of the sport ... including the all-time pay-per-view record of $150 million, which was set during the Mayweather-Alvarez fight in 2013. 

Moonves also shot down rumors that he threatened to fire the head of Showtime Sports if the fight doesn't come to fruition. 

So where do things stand? Manny says he's signed his side of the contract and is giving Mayweather until the end of the month to sign his ... or else he'll move.

'The Affair' Kid Actors Tween Pulls More Green Than Teen ... For Now

12/31/2014 12:25 AM PST
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If Showtime's "The Affair" actor Jake Siciliano feels a tiny sting every time he goes on set ... it's because the 16-year-old is making a grand less per episode than his 11-year-old co-star.
 
We got a hold of Jake's contract and tweener Jadon Sand's (they play the Solloway bros). Jadon is set to pull in $11K/episode for the first season while elder statesman Jake only gets $10K. But if the show's a hit, Jake will start crushing Jadon.

According to the docs, Jake gets a $1,000 boost for the next 2 seasons -- and then 5% bumps for seasons 4, 5, and 6. Meanwhile, Jadon only gets a flat 5% raise every season going forward. 

Bottom line -- a little sibling rivalry is always good for the piggy bank.

Tim Musomba Steven Bauer & New GF ... 'A Little on the Creepy Side'

9/12/2014 6:36 AM PDT
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Tim Musomba -- who will appear on Showtime's "Shameless" this coming season -- is calling out a star on Showtime's "Ray Donovan" for being "a little on the creepy side" ... because he's dating a barely legal girl.

Musomba was leaving Mastro's Thursday night when we asked him about the reported romance between the 57-year-old Steven Bauer and 18-year-old Lyda Loudon

Tim is hilarious ... his first thought is that because this is L.A. ... if you are a fit 57 there's no problem. But then he thinks harder.

You gotta watch the video. It's great.

Ray Donovan Lawsuit Writer Tells Showtime I'll Fix You!

2/14/2014 3:45 AM PST
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A writer who claims he concocted the premise for "Ray Donovan" is suing Showtime, alleging he came up with the notion of a middle-aged man who fixes things and kills for cash.

Brian Larsen is suing Showtime, claiming in 2010 he pitched a script to a Showtime exec, who seemed enthusiastic and said she would "pitch like hell" to get it on the air.  But Larsen says he ultimately got blown off.

Cut to 2013, when "Ray Donovan" debuted, and Larsen was pissed.  Here are some of the similarities he's alleging:

--  His script featured a middle-aged fixer who orchestrates killings with a staff of black-market pros
--  He has a storyline of a pro-basketball player in a sex scandal -- the real show did have something similar
-- He has a brother who is always messing up
-- He has a troubled relationship with a Catholic priest
-- He has a moral conflict over killing people and doing the right thing
-- There's an intersection of the fixer's personal life and professional life
-- There's always a moral cliffhanger

Larsen is pissed and wants to STOP the production of "Ray Donovan" in its tracks.  He also wants lots of money.

Kevin Hart I'LL WHIP OUT MY PENIS If I Dominate NBA Celeb Game

2/12/2014 11:50 AM PST
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Kevin Hart Fun Fact: He refers to his penis as a "weapon."

Kevin Hart Funner Fact: He guarantees that if he three-peats as MVP of the NBA Celebrity Game at All-Star weekend, he's gonna pull out said "weapon" and walk off the court NAKED.

The "Ride Along" star made the promise on tonight's episode of Jim Rome on Showtime ... warning, "I suggest you get your blur signs ready 'cause I'm gonna let it all hang out."

Hart's got some serious competition this year ... like Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton and his arch rival from last year, Nick Cannon.

And that's the schlong and short of it.

'Ray Donovan' Star Jon Voight Victim In CBS vs. TW War I Can't Watch My Own Show!

8/9/2013 12:15 AM PDT
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Jon Voight says he's SICK of the war between CBS and Time Warner Cable ... because the "Ray Donovan" star can't watch his own damn show ... and now he's about to take matters into his own hands.

FYI -- Voight's show airs on Showtime ... which has been dropped by Time Warner Cable due to the current dispute between TW and ST's parent company, CBS. 

Voight was leaving Boa Steakhouse in Hollywood with his "Donovan" co-star Pooch Hall when he revealed that he's a TW customer ... which means he's currently blocked from watching his show in the comfort of his own home.

He's clearly frustrated ... and ready to take action. But what's he gonna do about it? Check out the clip to find out.

Doc Gooden LiLo Was Doomed Because Dad's a Head Case

6/12/2013 7:30 AM PDT


Ex-baseball star Dwight 'Doc' Gooden uncorked a verbal beanball at Michael Lohan -- calling him a rehab nightmare, and the root of Lindsay Lohan's problems.

Gooden's not the first to say that ... but he does have firsthand experience with Lindsay's dad -- they did a stint on "Celebrity Rehab" together back in 2011.

Doc, who's as famous for baseball glory as his battles with drug addiction, told Jim Rome ... "He was definitely a head case. I can kinda understand why Lindsay has the problems she has."

Even though Doc says Michael was the most screwed up of his 'Rehab' castmates ... you gotta check out the clip to see which one almost made him quit the show. 

The full interview airs Wednesday night on Showtime.

'Gigolos' Star Nick Hawk Naked Photo Shoot ... with a Penis Pump

6/12/2013 12:20 AM PDT
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What does "Gigolos" star Nick Hawk have in common with Austin Powers?? They both have a special affinity for penis pumps, baby ... YEAH!

Hawk -- an original cast member on the Showtime series who also happens to be a real-life male escort -- broke out the dong-enhancement device for his recent full-frontal photo shoot for Playgirl ... and TMZ has the pics.

No word if Hawk's penis pump is of the Swedish variety ... unlike some other people we know.

Butt Naked in the Garden of Weeden

7/26/2007 4:11 PM PDT
Mary Louise Parker's performance on Showtime's marijuana-themed comedy, "Weeds," is critically acclaimed, but it's her rockin' bod that has hit a new high! MILF alert!

The 42-year-old actress/mom appears in nothing but a long, slithering snake in ads for the third season of the series. Parker is smokin' hot!

When she was seven months pregnant, Parker's boyfriend of 7 years, actor Billy Crudup, left her for Claire Danes. Danes has since left Crudup for Brit actor Hugh Dancy. Karma may be a bitch, but MLP looks dope!

Mary-Kate OLDsen

5/31/2007 4:59 PM PDT
Although she's just two weeks shy of her 21st birthday, Mary-Kate Olsen is looking rather aged these days. Being a multi-millionaire bag lady is a hard life!

Sources on the set of Showtime's "Weeds" tell TMZ that the newly-joined cast member is needing to spend a little extra time in the makeup chair -- to cover up her dark circles and other assorted blemishes! A well-placed source tells TMZ that several crew members were overheard commenting on how surprisingly old she looks in person. Where's a pair of oversized sunglasses when you need 'em?!

So why is MKO aging faster than Trader Joe's bread? One possible answer: we're told that when MK is not filming a scene, she spends all her time smoking Marlboro Reds and drinking her trademark Venti-sized coffees. The breakfast of child star champions!

Luckily for the celebretwin, our source says producers are ready to make any necessary cosmetic fixes in post-production. Editors are the new plastic surgeons!

A rep for "Weeds" could not be reached.

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