The actress who played one of Roseanne's daughters on TV would never make it on "The Voice" ... but we gotta give her props for her ballsy performance at a Brooklyn karaoke joint.
Sources tell us Lecy Goranson took to the stage just before closing time last Thursday .. when the place was almost empty. She let loose ... with an ear-splitting rendition of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Only problem was ... it kinda stunk.
Lecy was one of two actresses who played Roseanne's daughter Becky on the TV series, "Roseanne" (the other was Sarah Chalke).
At least she sings better than Roseanne.
Seacrest's New Chick
Bikini Modeling Debut
ON A FREEZING BEACH
12/10/2013 11:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ryan Seacrest's new lady Shayna Taylor nearly FROZE TO DEATH during her first big modeling shoot yesterday -- stripping down to a tiny bikini on an L.A. beach in the middle of the winter -- but even though it was cold outside, the photo shoot was hot as hell.
As we reported, the 23-year-old smokeshow just signed with a huge modeling agency thanks to the publicity she's gotten from allegedly dating the "American Idol" host.
Check the video ... she's a natch ... but she still needs a little coaching from the photographer.
FYI, it was roughly 45 degrees in L.A. yesterday by the water ... which is like -76 degrees for Angelenos.
CHECKS INTO Rehab
12/10/2013 6:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Adam Shankman -- the guy who directed "Hairspray" and several eps of "Glee" -- has reportedly checked into rehab.
Shankman's rep told US Weekly ... "Adam Shankman is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center. His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery."
The rep did not say WHY the 49-year-old is in rehab.
Seems Shankman is following his friend Zac Efron's lead -- as we previously reported, Zac sought treatment TWICE earlier this year for cocaine.
Shankman was also tight with "Glee" star Cory Monteith ... who died back in July after struggling with substance abuse.
Jeff Beacher Sues
Shorty Rossi's Squatting on Me
12/9/2013 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
5:27 P.M. PT -- Rossi denies he ever stole any passwords ... and tells TMZ he bought the domain name legally from GoDaddy.com. "Simple as that." And, he says, if Beacher wants the domain name, he's welcome to buy it -- for 5K.
One of the biggest little people on TV -- "Pit Boss" star Shorty Rossi -- just got slapped with a lawsuit from a Hollywood bigwig who makes a living tossing little people around ... TMZ has learned.
Jeff Beacher -- the showman behind Beacher's Madhouse (at the Hollywood Roosevelt) -- is waging a full scale legal war against Shorty ... accusing the reality star of ripping off a bunch of website domain names.
In the lawsuit, Beacher says Rossi used to work for him in his theater, but when Shorty bolted he snatched up "jeffbeacher.com" ... dot org, and dot net -- as well as beachersmadhouse.net .. and other similar names.
And get this ... Beacher makes it sound like Rossi plotted the whole caper. In the docs, he says Rossi was "able to slip well under the radar" and steal passwords so he could gain access to accounts and change the ownership.
Perhaps Shorty wanted a little revenge for little people getting tossed through the air during Beacher's shows?
Anyhow, Beacher says he has a vested interest in getting back his property ... since he and Rossi "compete in the same small space, that being the employment of little people for profit."
JB wants his domains back AND damages. He values the names at ... $1 MILLION.
Now here are some of Beacher's current employees at work.
'I Will NEVER Watch SNL Again'
12/9/2013 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tim Meadows WENT OFF on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend -- saying he'll NEVER WATCH THE SHOW AGAIN after they excluded him from a throwback sketch.
Meadows -- who appeared on the show from 1991 to 2001 -- swore off the show after watching the "Brasky Bar Guys" bit ... a reoccurring sketch he often appeared in during his time with the show.
Meadows tweeted: "They did Brasky without me" ... adding, "Not even a 'hey would you want to come to do one line and bring your kids to see the 5 directions...?' Nothing... Wow..."
"I will never watch SNL again."
Meadows also explained why he thinks he's persona non grata -- and it traces back to his movie, "The Ladies Man."
"Sorry the ladies man bombed," Meadows wrote ... "If it would have done better they wouldn't treat me like a red-headed step child."
After the rant, Tim cooled down and seemed to back off his comments ... saying, "I'm not mad at the show. I know what it takes to produce those sketches in a short amount of time. I talked to a friend on the show who said it WAS a last minute sketch."
"I acted like a baby. I'm happy for all of my friends success and will always be grateful and proud to have been a part of SNL. That being said don't forget to see 'Anchorman 2' coming soon to a theater near you."
Fun Fact: "The Ladies Man" bombed so bad it took SNL 10 years to make another movie.
I Got Asperger Syndrome
12/8/2013 10:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Susan Boyle has announced she was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome sometime last year ... but says the whole thing has been one big blessing in disguise.
The "Britain's Got Talent" star made the announcement Sunday with the UK Guardian ... telling them her diagnosis was a relief -- because people will finally get a "greater understanding" of who she is.
Susan says she struggles with relationship and communicative difficulties -- but getting a grasp on her Asperger's will help her deal with those sitations better.
For those unaware -- Asperger's is a mild form of autism.
Susan adds, "Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself."
I Got Screwed Out of BOTH New 'Hercules' Movies
12/7/2013 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Sorbo may be the most famous "Hercules" ever ... but the guys making two new flicks about the Greek God want nothing to do with him -- this according to the actor himself.
Sorbo was blowing out of LAX Saturday when we asked if he'd be in either of the "Hercules" movies coming out next year -- one starring The Rock, the other starring Kellan Lutz.
The 55-year old actor sadly informs our photog both sets of producers blew off his agent when they reached out to make it happen ... and it's painfully clear he's bitter about the whole thing.
Cameo or not ... Sorbo still gives his opinion on which Herc will reign supreme at the box-office.
Check out the clip for his answer.
'Naked & Afraid' Star
Catches Dengue Fever in Panama Jungle
Nearly Bleeds to Death
12/7/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A female survival expert who appeared on "Naked & Afraid" is currently recovering from DENGUE FEVER -- and nearly died -- after contracting the virus in a Panama jungle, TMZ has learned.
45-year-old Manu Toigo was bit by a mosquito back in September, while filming her episode (which airs this weekend on the Discovery Channel).
At first, Manu says she didn't think twice about the bug bite ... until she arrived back in L.A. days later and began to experience a severe headache between the eyes. The headache progressed to a fever, then nosebleeds and gum bleeding, then she couldn't even stand up.
Doctors initially told Manu she was anemic, but things only got worse -- and she was forced to go back to the hospital, where they finally diagnosed her with dengue hemorrhagic fever ... the worst form of dengue fever.
FYI, Dengue fever becomes "hemorrhagic" when the virus damages blood vessels to the point they hemmorhage internally. And the worst part -- there's no cure.
Manu says she got to the hospital just in time, and doctors kept a close eye on her -- pumping her with fluids and plasma -- so she was able to make a decent recovery. Manu spent a total of 2 weeks in the hospital and is now in physical therapy, trying to get back on her feet. She says she's still in agonizing pain all over her body.
But if you're wondering if she regrets going on the show ... Manu says, "Hell no ... most epic experience I could ever have done."
'Baywatch' Star's Alleged Stalker
Restraining Order Denied
Bolts From Courthouse
12/6/2013 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Baywatch" star Alexandra Paul just scored a victory in court ... because a judge SHUT DOWN her alleged stalker -- DENYING the woman's request for a permanent restraining order against Paul.
This is a crazy story -- as we reported, Alexandra claims Nicole Albrecht began stalking her back in 2011 ... showing up at her home, and a community pool where Alexandra trains.
Alexandra and Nicole eventually got temporary restraining orders against each other -- and today Nicole attempted to get a permanent one.
No dice ... the judge shot Nicole down -- and she ran from the courthouse with a hood over her face ... refusing to answer our questions about the case.
Alexandra -- who already has a permanent restraining order against Albrecht -- did talk to us after today's hearing.
Original 'Sound of Music' Actress
Live Special Was 'Painful to Watch'
12/6/2013 7:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gretl Von Trapp from the original "The Sound of Music" movie was left "mystified and disappointed" after last night's live remake on NBC ... and says Carrie Underwood TOTALLY BOMBED!!
Gretl a.k.a. Kym Karath met up with former co-star Charmian Carr (Liesl Von Trapp) to watch the special last night ... but their excitement deflated once "Sound" started.
During the special Kym tweeted, "Mystified & disappointed so far by SOM special. So far only happy with Stephen Moyer" ... then followed up by saying, "Must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch."
That's when Karath kicked things up a notch by roasting Underwood's performance adding, "Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong."
For what it's worth ... the special brought in HUGE ratings for NBC with 18.5 million viewers.
HUGE FIGHT BREAKS OUT
... at NYC Premiere Party
12/6/2013 6:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a shocker ... there was a huge fight at the "Mob Wives" premiere party in NYC last night -- with flying bottles, police and broken bones, TMZ has learned.
Sources involved with the situation tell TMZ ... it all started when the BF of new cast member Natalie Guercio (pictured below) got into a verbal argument with another partygoer ... and things quickly escalated.
We're told more than ten people started fighting in the middle of the venue ... and multiple sources tell us glass bottles were fired across the party.
One source tells us one of the partygoers suffered a broken ankle in the melee ... but we haven't been able to confirm that. We do know one person was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Law enforcement tells us ... someone called police around 10:48 PM ... but by the time cops arrived, the fight was over.
FYI -- the whole thing went down at Greenhouse ... which is located in the same building where the Chris Brown vs. Drake bottle-smashing brawl broke out back in 2012.
My Ass Says That Crappy Sofa's Gotta Go
12/5/2013 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan won't put her ass on just any piece of furniture ... that's why she packed up her crappy old sofa and banished it from her swanky NYC apartment.
A moving truck and crew pulled up to Lilo's chi-chi SoHo crib yesterday -- which led to speculation she was moving out -- but sources tell us they were simply there to load up the old couch and deliver a brand spankin' new one.
Sources say Lindsay's been living in the $16,000 a month pad while shooting her docu-series for Oprah Winfrey's cable network -- so the apartment doubles as a set for the show.
We're told ... Lindsay's locked into a 2-year lease on the place ... so she might as well get comfortable.
I'm Turning 90
And I Could STILL Beat Adam Sandler's Ass!!
12/5/2013 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Price is Right" legend Bob Barker is turning the big 9-0 next week ... but he tells TMZ, despite his age, he could still put a serious hurtin' on Adam Sandler.
Barker went out to a pre-bday dinner at Antonio's Restaurant on Melrose last night and told us he's excited about entering his 10th decade ... "I only have to wait ten years and I'll be 100!"
Bob says this birthday is extra special because, "It takes a long time to become 90."
And even though he says he only feels 85, Barker insists he could still recreate that great fight scene from "Happy Gilmore" ... telling us Adam couldn't even take Regis Philbin!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB ... and remember to have your pets spayed or neutered.