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Sacha Baron Cohen Roy Moore Threatens to Sue After This Pedophile Prank

7/30/2018 7:51 AM PDT

Roy Moore played right into Sacha Baron Cohen's hands as the comedian pulled off a prank that seemed to label Moore a pedophile ... and the whole mess could be headed for court.

The skit aired on Sunday night's episode of "Who Is America?" -- Moore was interviewed by Cohen, who was disguised as an ex-Israeli intelligence officer. Cohen's character told Moore Israel had developed technology to detect an enzyme that pedophiles secrete.

Watch Moore's reaction when Cohen busts out the device -- which, of course, alarmed like crazy around Moore. It's pretty clear the failed Senate-candidate thinks something is up, but still he sits through the bit.

It's really odd ... especially because Moore was so beset by multiple allegations he'd sexually assaulted minors many years ago. He's never been charged with a crime.

Moore said even before it aired, he would consider suing Showtime if it "airs a defamatory attack on my character." He also dismissed Cohen's comedy as "trickery, deception, and dishonesty."

Sacha Baron Cohen Kingman, AZ Mayor Pissed ... Racist Mosque Skit Full of Holes!

7/26/2018 2:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sacha Baron Cohen is unfairly making the citizens of Kingman, Arizona look like a bunch of backwater racists ... according to the city's mayor.

Mayor Monica Gates tells us last week's episode of "Who Is America?" is total BS because she doesn't think it was even shot in her city. She says she doesn't recognize the venue or any of the people in the room.

The segment was supremely unflattering to Kingman -- a disguised Sacha told the roomful of citizens the world's largest mosque outside of the Middle East was going to be built there. The reaction ranged from hilarious to scarily racist ... not only against Muslims. 

As for the people in the room NOT being legit Kingman residents? Some of the people who got duped sounded off afterward, and we checked the names that were public -- they DO live there.

Check out why Mayor Gates says there's no need for a new mosque in her city, anyway. It's not what you think.

Sacha Baron Cohen Sends Surprise Crappy Gift To Duped Art Dealer

7/26/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sacha Baron Cohen doesn't dupe and ditch when it comes to the art dealer he made look foolish on his show, "Who Is America?" -- instead he sent her some real sh***y art.

Christy Cones is the art expert at Laguna Beach's Coast Gallery who met with Cohen's ex-con character, Rick Sherman, in the premiere episode. She tells us, Cohen sent the now infamous portrait of her, sketched out of feces. He also included a letter from "Rick."

In the letter, he explains what happened to the fecal (not really, we hope) art piece, and includes a pretty funny update on his life.

"Catharsis on Christy" is now back in her possession, and Coast Gallery's slapped a $1 million price tag on it, so if you're in the market ... this should deuce.

Cones says, since her appearance on Cohen's show, the gallery's had a big uptick in visitors, and a much-less-desired increase in people sending pubic hair.

If you don't know why ... check out Christy's appearance on the premiere episode. 

Sacha Baron Cohen GA State Rep. Spencer Resigns After Humiliating Prank

7/25/2018 7:25 AM PDT
Breaking News

Sacha Baron Cohen has taken down his first politician ... Georgia lawmaker Jason Spencer is stepping down after showing his bare ass and yelling the n-word on Cohen's show.

The Republican state assemblyman initially said he would not resign, but bowed to pressure from other state lawmakers who threatened a special session to oust him if he didn't quit.

Spencer embarrassed the hell out of himself on Sunday's episode of "Who Is America?" when he appeared in a segment where Cohen pretended to be an ex-Israeli military officer offering anti-terrorism training. Spencer repeatedly yelled, "N***er!!" as a way to attract attention during an attack ... and also dropped his pants to weaponize homophobia. Yeah, it was freakin' bizarre.

The assemblyman said Cohen took advantage of his "paralyzing fear that my family would be attacked."

Spencer will step down at the end of July.

Tony Rock Sacha's Not Duping Anyone This is Who These People Are

7/23/2018 5:40 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sacha Baron Cohen has been accused of "duping" people into saying and doing some ridiculously stupid things, but he's just showing their true colors ... so says Tony Rock

We got Chris Rock's kid brother Monday at LAX and asked him about Sacha's latest "victim," Georgia lawmaker Jason Spencer ... who's now being called upon to resign after a horrifyingly offensive appearance on Showtime's "Who Is America?"

Just a heads-up -- the video is pretty graphic.

Sacha got Spencer to yell out the n-word repeatedly, use racist Asian stereotypes ... and drop trou (and undies) to fend off would-be terrorist kidnappers. 

Tony says the only thing Sacha's guilty of is exposing these people for what they truly believe, and that Americans are the ones who've been duped. Interesting take, for sure.

Corinne Olympios Sacha Duped Me into 'Grenade' PSA ... I Just Wanted Out!

7/23/2018 11:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Corinne Olympios says her interview with Sacha Baron Cohen -- where she advocates grenades for kids -- is no reflection on her character, instead it only proves he strong-arms folks into looking stupid.

The 'Bachelor' alum was fully duped on Sunday's episode of Sacha's show, "Who Is America?," If you missed it ... she made crazy claims about saving Ebola-afflicted people in Africa, and pitched a bogus ad endorsing kids being weaponized.

It was NOT a good look for Corinne, who seemed willing to say and do anything for a buck. It's especially bad because Corinne was accused of lying during her 'BiP' controversy ... but Corinne tells us it's BS to conflate 'Bachelor' with what Sacha did to her. 

The TV star says she was essentially held hostage, separated from her phone and her manager. She says when she questioned the script, producers told her the sooner she finished ... the sooner she could leave.

Dick Cheney Signed Waterboard Kit for Sale ... eBay Listing Purports

7/22/2018 3:04 PM PDT

The "waterboard kit" Sacha Baron Cohen got former Vice President Dick Cheney to sign for his new show has apparently hit the digital marketplace ... and bids are coming in fast.

A new eBay listing purports to be selling the original empty milk jug a disguised Sacha asked the ex-Veep to personally autograph in his new Showtime series, "Who Is America?

The highest bid so far (as of this writing) tops out at $160.50. The listing claims all proceeds from the sale will be donated to Amnesty International -- a grassroots human rights org.

Hard to tell if this is the real McCoy, or if it's just more trolling in the name of Sacha's show -- which has already duped the likes of Sarah Palin and countless other GOP officials. Whatever the case ... it's funny to think about. The thing also looks pretty legit.

Rep. Matt Gaetz My Teleprompter Stance Saved Me From Sacha Baron Shame

7/19/2018 3:42 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Congressman Matt Gaetz didn't fall for Sacha Baron Cohen's trap to promote putting guns in the hands of toddlers, but admits he was clueless about who he was talking to.

We got the Florida Representative Thursday at Reagan National Airport, and asked how he managed to avoid being duped like several of his Republican peers ... who shockingly read a fake PSA calling for school children to be armed.

Gaetz says he'll never let a teleprompter do him in.

Gaetz tells us he's still disappointed in himself for not recognizing Cohen in makeup, because he missed a chance to whip out his own Borat impressions to the man himself.

He also has some advice for folks, like Sarah Palin, who are complaining about getting played.

The Congressman didn't elaborate on his anxiety about teleprompters, but since he loves Borat, we're gonna guess he's also seen Ron Burgundy's work.

Sarah Palin Even Men Are Pissed at Sacha's Pranks ... It's Like #MeToo!!!

7/13/2018 7:01 AM PDT

Sarah Palin says politicians falling victim to Sacha Baron Cohen's pranks is kinda like the new #MeToo. Seriously. 

Palin's still railing at Sacha for duping her -- pretending to be a disabled veteran to interview her -- and says she's justified in her anger, because "all these men coming out now saying, 'Oh, yeah, me too.'" 

Unfortunate turn of phrase?

Anyway, she told 'GMA' she walked out on Cohen's prank because he's humiliating middle-class Americans, and blamed a speaker's organization for not vetting the comedian.

As for the fact she's, even if inadvertently, promoting the hell outta Sacha's show -- Sarah dropped a "pimp" line. Seriously.

Sacha Baron Cohen I Didn't Tell Palin I'm a War Vet ... I Said Postal Veteran!!!

7/12/2018 12:59 PM PDT

Sarah Palin is totally wrong about what happened when Sacha Baron Cohen interviewed her -- at least according to Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick ... the character Sacha was playing at the time.

Cohen just released a letter addressed to "Vice-President Palin" ... so, right off the bat y'know it's gonna be funny. Sacha, aka Dr. Ruddick, says he's the one who interviewed her, and adds ... "I was in the service -- not military, but United Parcel ... and I only fought for my country once -- when I shot a Mexican who came onto my property."

You'll recall, Palin blasted Cohen for pulling a prank on her that will, apparently, air on his new Showtime series, "Who Is America?" ... which premieres this weekend. She said she was especially incensed that he had posed as a disabled military vet.

Look, fact is Sarah inadvertently gave his show huge promotion, and now he's following through with this in-character rebuttal.

You gotta read the whole letter, because it also includes references to the Obama Birther movement ... and President Trump passing on military service due to bone spurs in his feet. Although, Sacha's moved the bone spurs to his "testies" for purpose of this letter.

Wilder vs. Joshua Could Happen In '18 ... Says Showtime Honcho

6/20/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The heavyweight fight everyone wants to see -- Deontay Wilder vs. Anthony Joshua -- could happen in the next 6 months ... says the man in charge of broadcasting the event.

TMZ Sports spoke to Stephen Espinoza -- Showtime's president of sports and event programming -- who tell us the "ball is rolling" on making the fight happen in 2018.

"Things are moving. Discussions are happening," Espinoza tells us.

Wilder and Joshua have been calling each other out publicly for the last year -- with Wilder recently saying he'd even fly to England to fight Joshua on his home turf.

Both guys seem down to fight -- it's just a matter of locking up a deal.

Espinoza tell us the fight would be massive -- bigger than Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG -- and only rivaled by Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis in 2002 and the superfights of the 1980s.

Fingers crossed he's right!

UFC's Brendan Schaub Floyd's Done ... But 'I Guarantee' Conor Fights Nate

2/25/2018 12:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dana White says a Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather rematch in the UFC is MORE likely than Conor vs. Nate Diaz 3 ... but ex-UFC star Brendan Schaub is calling BS. 

We got Brendan -- an analyst on the MayMac media tour -- to break down what's next for the biggest names in fighting, starting with the rumors that Floyd might step inside the Octagon.

"I don't see Floyd doing that with his ego and his legacy -- it'd be a terrible idea," Schaub told TMZ Sports. "Only one of those guys is gonna fight again, and that's Conor McGregor."

So ... what's next for McGregor?

"Conor's waiting to see what happens with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson ... he's gonna see who wins and how it goes and he'll decide either that, or Nate Diaz."

But no matter which fight Conor takes first -- "I can guarantee you he fights Nate Diaz at some point."

If ya want more proof, Brendan's talk show "Below the Belt" launches next week on Showtime ... and Floyd's gonna be one of his first guests!! 

Deontay Wilder Me vs. Mike Tyson In '86 ... I'd Kick His Ass

1/27/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Remember the unstoppable, unbeatable force that was Mike Tyson in 1986?

If you don't, first check out the video below ... we'll wait. Terrifying right? Well, current heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder tells TMZ Sports he'd kick the hell outta that guy, and he totally means it.

Wilder is currently the scariest heavyweight alive, so when we got him at the Showtime boxing Upfronts earlier this week we thought we'd ask him how he'd fare against the scariest ever ... Tyson.

His answer? He obviously thinks he could take him, telling our guy no man in the history of boxing could ever beat him.

This is normally the point where we offer our unsolicited opinion, but we're gonna sit this one out.

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