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'Half Baked' Star

My Ex-Neighbor Mailed Condoms

To My Underage Daughters

3/12/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Half Baked" star Jim Breuer's ex-neighbor is now facing felony stalking charges -- after allegedly mailing a box of condoms to the actor's Jersey house ... in a perverted joke involving Jim's underage daughters.

Sources close to Jim tell TMZ, the actor's been having problems with Giuseppe Ionfrida for a couple years ... but it got particularly twisted back in December.

We're told Ionfrida allegedly left extremely creepy comments on a YouTube video about Jim, such as ... "How's your three pretty daughters doing ;)" Days later, Jim claims Ionfrida shipped him a box of condoms.

We're told Jim called police in early January, and Ionfrida was arrested on felony stalking charges.

We spoke to Ionfrida who told us he denies leaving the YouTube comments about Jim and his daughters. He did say he doesn't like his kids hanging around Jim -- which is an issue since their kids are friends.

We reached out to Breuer ... he had no comment.

Ionfrida has a hearing Wednesday on the stalking charges... and is prohibited from contacting Jim and his family as a condition of bail.

Chris Kattan

I'm Not Guilty

So Why Do I Have to Go To AA?

3/3/2014 11:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Kattan just pled not guilty to DUI ... and in an unusual move, the judge ordered him to attend AA meetings.

TMZ broke the story ... Chris crashed his Mercedes into a parked car on the freeway last month after allegedly admitting he had taken Rx drugs.  Earlier that day he was totally out of it on an airplane.

Chris entered his not guilty plea Monday morning and the judge ordered him to attend 2 AA meetings per week -- as a condition to bail. It's odd ... because everything we've found about AA focuses on alcohol ... not prescription meds. And alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

It's also curious ... the judge didn't order Chris to abstain from meds or booze.

Chris Kattan

I'm Not a Drug Addict

... I Just Have a Bad Back

3/3/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022814_chris_kattan_launch_v2Chris Kattan is not on a prescription pill-induced downward spiral ... he's just got a bad back.

Kattan blew out of LA Friday before the Oscars hit town ... and chalked up his bizarre behavior on a plane -- and his subsequent DUI arrest last month -- to Rx meds after back surgery.

Kattan doesn't tell us when he underwent surgery ... but assures our photog he's doing just fine.

We also asked about DUI charges filed this week, but he's totally in the dark.

Might wanna look into that.

Chris Kattan

Charged With Driving While High

2/28/2014 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Kattan was high on drugs when he crashed his Mercedes into a truck on the 101 Freeway earlier this month ... according to the LA. City Attorney,  who just nailed the comedian with a DUI charge.

A rep for the City Attorney's office tells TMZ, prosecutors filed one count of Driving under the Influence of Drugs, which carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine for a first offense.

As we reported, Chris' car was seen weaving on the freeway early on Feb. 10 ... before careening into a coned area and slamming into a parked Dept. of Transportation truck, destroying his car in the process.

According to sources, Kattan -- who was not injured -- appeared out of it and told cops he had taken Rx pills before the crash. He was arrested on the scene.

Kattan will be in court for arraignment March 3.

Chris Kattan

Back In the Saddle

After DUI Arrest

2/22/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Kattan was back in action Friday night with a brand new ride after totaling his old whip and getting busted for DUI.

Chris was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood in a very nice Mercedes ... and clearly did not want to talk about the wild ride in the old Mercedes that ended up in the junk heap.

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TMZ broke the story ... Chris was arrested last week after crashing into a parked vehicle inside a coned area on the 101 Freeway.  Cops say he admitted to being under the influence of drugs, not alcohol.  He appeared totally out of it when he flunked his field sobriety test.

Earlier in the day ... Chris was so whacked out on a flight from Canada to L.A. ... paramedics were there when the plane pulled up to the gate and they treated the former "Saturday Night Live" star.

Chris Kattan

Goes Lights Out on TV Cooking Show

2/15/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Kattan could barely keep his eyes open filming a recent Food Network show  ...  and his celebrity co-stars were worried the ex-SNL star was in the throes of a major struggle with addiction.

Kattan was on "Rachael Ray vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off" ... and after nodding off during a meal-planning segment he was booted in the second episode -- which aired last month.

Our on-set sources say Kattan claimed he had been drinking with old "Saturday Night Live" friends the night before and just couldn't stay awake -- but the cast didn't buy it.

Kattan was arrested for DUI this week ... after crashing into a parked car on the freeway.  Cops say he admitted to them he had been taking Rx drugs.  Hours earlier he was so out of it on an airplane ... paramedics intercepted him when the plane landed.

No word back from Kattan's rep.

Chris Kattan

911 Call

He's Drunk, Walking On the Freeway

2/12/2014 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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 seemed wasted as he drove on the 101 Freeway, just before he careened into a coned area and crashed into a parked vehicle ... this according to the 2 people who called 911.

TMZ broke the story ... Chris was popped early Monday morning after other drivers sounded the 911 alarm.  After weaving at speeds approaching 70 MPH, he crashed into a Dept. of Transportation vehicle. Chris was arrested for DUI and law enforcement sources tell us Chris admitted he was on Rx meds.

One 911 caller says it seemed to him, "He has to be drunk."

Turns out alcohol was not a factor, but Chris seemed to have been under the influence of prescription meds earlier in the day ... on a flight to L.A.

Chris Kattan

Arrested for DUI

2/10/2014 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Kattan was arrested for DUI early this morning after his car struck a vehicle ... and TMZ has learned he allegedly confessed he was on prescription meds.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member was arrested on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley just after 1 AM.

Another driver called CHP to report another driver in a Mercedes who was "weaving all over the roadway at slow speeds."

Kattan allegedly then crossed into an area that was coned off for a freeway closure and he struck a Dept. of Transportation vehicle from behind. 

Kattan was not injured and apparently there was no one in the DOT vehicle.

Cops say Kattan appeared out of it.  Our sources tell us he was arrested and booked for DUI ... specifically drugs, NOT alcohol.

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Kenan Thompson

No Joke ... I'm Gonna Be A Daddy!!

2/4/2014 2:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Saturday Night Live" star Kenan Thompson has just been cast in the biggest role of his career -- daddy -- his wife is pregnant with their first child ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Christina Evangeline is a little more than 4 months preggers ... and they already know the baby's sex .... and it's not a boy.

We're told the couple -- who married in 2011 -- have been trying to get pregnant for a long time.

'Memba when Kenan was just a babe himself?

Andy Samberg

I Got Your 12"

Makes Snowstorm His Bitch

1/22/2014 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Suck it up Northeast, and learn a lesson from Andy Samberg ... who made the most of the massive storm which dropped at least a foot of snow in NYC.

The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star strapped on a pair of skis and cruised right down city streets.

That's how you handle a snowstorm ... like a boss.

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New 'SNL' Black Cast Member

She Works Clean ...

But Can Play Dirty!

1/6/2014 5:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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-- the first black female "Saturday Night Live" cast member in 5 years -- "works clean" as one of her colleagues put it to us ... but she can also "play dirty" -- as in dirty, dirty skits.

"SNL" made it official today, but we've been told they've been scouting Sasheer for several years.  She was part of at least one other "SNL" showcase 2 years ago, when scouts from the show took notice.  She posted pics last March of her backstage and in the offices at "SNL" ... so there's been some interest for a while.

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Sasheer graduated from the University of Virginia just 5 years ago, and we're told she's been working NYC clubs relentlessly, getting her name out there.

She got some attention from her web series, "In Pursuit of Sexiness."

"SNL" has taken a lot of heat for not replacing Maya Rudolph with a black female comedian when she left 5 years ago.

We're told Sasheer has learned a lot about perseverance from a near tragedy -- she was in a horrible car accident where she was thrown through the window of her car and had to re-learn some basic functions -- which she did.

And, we're told, she's been working on a series of characters she might use on the show ...  so it seems like she's locked and loaded.

Jason Sudeikis

Only the Good Sing Billy Joel Covers

12/29/2013 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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122913_jason_sudeikis_launchIt was nine o'clock on a Saturday ... an unsuspecting Kansas City bar crowd gathered round to watch a popular cover band  ... but they got a big bonus ... Jason Sudeikis.

The SNL star and his fiancee Olivia Wilde hit up Kanza Hall ... and Jason joined the band Summer Breeze for some classic hits -- including Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are."

Jason's got a pretty decent set of pipes.

'SNL' Hopeful

Secret Black Women Audition Was Just a

Publicity Stunt

12/13/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Saturday Night Live's secret audition to find an African-American female was total BS -- at least according to one actress who tried out, but thinks it was only thrown together to quiet SNL's critics ... not to find a new cast member.

Comedian Tiffany Haddish tells TMZ the Dec. 2 talent search at The Groundlings Theatre in L.A. felt like it was a dog and pony show, partially because executive producer Lorne Michaels wasn't there -- and he's known to attend most auditions.

Other sources at the try-out tell us it seemed too conveniently timed -- coming on the heels of current cast members Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson publicly blasting 'SNL' producers for not hiring a Black female. 

Jay even named names -- claiming 'SNL' producers blew off actress Darmirra Brunson after agreeing to give her a shot. Interestingly, Darmirra was at the L.A. audition.

If 'SNL' found the right chick ... they're not saying yet -- but Tiffany thinks "they already know who they want ... they're just wasting all these black women's time and gas money."

So, we gotta ask ...

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