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'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway Trans Need To Tell Their Own Stories

9/19/2016 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jill Soloway has lots of rules to live by ... one of which she shares with Jeffrey Tambor.

The "Transparent" creator doubled down when we caught up with her at the Amazon Emmys After-Party in WeHo. Jill's adamant transgender people -- NOT white cisgender males -- need to play themselves in Hollywood.

Jill's also got a strong take on Donald Trump.

Emily Ratajkowski Jimmy Kimmel's Mom Makes A Bad PB&J

9/19/2016 6:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Emily Ratajkowski ain't handin' out any 5 star Yelp ratings for Jimmy Kimmel's mom's peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. 

We got Em Rata leaving Amazon's Emmys After-Party at Sunset Tower and asked her if she scored one of 7,000 sandwiches the Emmy host's mom supposedly made for the crowd.

Check it out ... Emily wasn't a fan, but something tells us she's very particular about things.

Emmys Johnnie Cochran's Protege Livid at Kimmel's Devil Joke

9/19/2016 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0919-johnnie-cochran-carl-douglas-jimmy-kimmel-TMZ-GETTY-01Jimmy Kimmel's Emmys joke about Johnnie Cochran has enraged a famous lawyer Johnny mentored.

Carl Douglas lashed out at Kimmel, who talked smack on O.J.'s real lawyer after Courtney B. Vance won Best Actor in a Limited Series. Kimmel said, "I have to believe Johnnie Cochran is smiling up at us tonight."

The idea that Cochran went to hell for repping O.J. was too much for Douglas to bear, saying, "That was a terribly offensive joke that Jimmy Kimmel made about my mentor and hero Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr."

It's interesting ... in a ceremony that's all about trashing views that are counter to Hollywood, Kimmel went after Cochran, who actually was a major leader in the black community and made a career fighting police brutality.

'Modern Family' Star Ty Burrell I'd Sacrifice An Emmy... For A Rams Win!!

9/18/2016 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Modern Family" star Ty Burrell ain't messin' around when it comes to his beloved football team ... saying if it comes down to the Rams gettin' a W ... or winning an Emmy, he's blue and gold all day.

TMZ Sports ran into Ty at LAX ... and asked about his plans to double dip his Sunday activities -- bolting from the Rams game to attend the Emmys later that night.

FYI -- Burrell's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy.

So, with that kind of commitment, we had to ask whether he'd take one for the team in exchange for a victory.

T.B.'s answer is shocking. Desperate times, desperate measures.

Check out the clip!

'One Tree Hill' Dad Baby Mama Gets 100 Yards You Went Nuts Over Our Son's EpiPen!

9/18/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913-paul-johansson-twitter-01Paul Johansson is gonna have to keep his distance from his baby mama and their kid after she claims he went ballistic over a food allergy scare.

Mercedes Connor, the "One Tree Hill" star's mother to Paul's 5-year-old son, claims she and Paul got into a blowout in August when their boy started coughing after eating a cookie. She says their son suffers from a severe peanut allergy.  

Mercedes claims in legal docs Paul snatched the kid and attempted to leave her house with him ... accusing her of not giving him his medicine, and even putting hands on her before taking her phone and bolting.

Mercedes says Paul returned their kid after a neighbor stepped in -- but adds she was left shaken from the incident ... just one example of abuse she says was building for years. 

A judge has ordered Paul to stay 100 yards away from her and their son until a hearing later this month.

Mike Golic My Bro's More Famous For 'Saved By The Bell' ... Than Pro Bowl Career

9/18/2016 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mike Golic says his brother's 3 NFL Pro Bowls, 2 All-Pro teams and CFB All-American honors pale in comparison to his biggest accomplishment ... starring in "Saved By The Bell: The College Years."

We got Mike out in NYC and had to ask him about his big bro Bob's big TV break ... when he played Zack and Slater's resident adviser on the short-lived (but classic) TV show.

Check out the clip -- Mike has all kinds of fun with Bob's place in history ... because despite Bob's DAMN FINE 13 year NFL career, his legacy will always and forever remain ... Bayside adjacent.

Could be worse ... right, Screech?

Eric Stonestreet Selling L.A. Starter Home For $1 Million

9/16/2016 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0916_eric_stonestreet_House_launchEric Stonestreet's getting rid of his L.A. starter home now that he's reportedly making $10 million a year on "Modern Family," and the sale is sure to put more money in his well-lined pockets.

The 2 bedroom, 2 bath Studio City home is up for grabs for $1.099 million. Not bad, considering Eric bought the pad for $735,000 in 2008, before he got the "Modern Family" gig.

There's a galley kitchen, a large living space with exposed beams and a large outdoor patio, but the place could use some updates.

Eric listed the property with Tina Smith. We're told he's been renting it out for a while, which could explain the decor and the need for a new paint job. 

Cuba Gooding Jr. Angela Bassett Is Proof 'Black Don't Crack'

9/16/2016 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Move over, Denzel Washington and Halle Berry ... Angela Bassett is the latest example of "black don't crack" in Hollywood, according to her co-star Cuba Gooding Jr.

We got Cuba out in WeHo Thursday and asked him if it was weird Bassett was playing his sister now on "American Horror Story" despite playing his mom 25 years ago in "Boyz N the Hood." 

Doesn't seem like Cuba sees any wrinkles in their working relationship ... 


Victor Cruz I'm Addicted To 'Narcos' Season 2 ... DON'T SPOIL IT FOR ME

9/16/2016 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Victor Cruz has something in common with everyone who partied in the '80s ... he's addicted to Pablo Escobar's product.

(NOTE: Don't worry NYG fans, it's the fake Escobar ... and his product is "Narcos" Season 2.) 

We got Victor out in NYC ... who's back doing his salsa again after scoring his first TD in TWO YEARS last week -- and asked him if there's one TV show that steals his focus during the season.

Check out the clip ... Victor says he's all about "Narcos" season dos, but hasn't finished it yet and has no idea how it's going to end.

No spoilers here, Vic ... don't worry (Escobar dies).

Donald Trump Gets Messy with Fallon ... It Ain't A Toupee!

9/16/2016 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump let Jimmy Fallon get in what he hopes is one last shot at his famous hairdo. 

The candidate went on the 'Tonight Show' ... and Jimmy acknowledged this might be his final shot to mess up the Donald's 'do. After all, the Secret Service doesn't take kindly to that kinda thing with actual presidents.

Trump was game and the end result wasn't pretty but it's real.

Take that, Bill Murray


Lil Wayne Clowns Ryan Lochte In Rap Verse

9/15/2016 11:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Even Lil Wayne is making fun of Ryan Lochte these days ... using the disgraced swimmer to attack Cash Money in a rap performance on 'Ellen.'

Weezy was performing "No Problems" with Chance the Rapper when he changed the words into a Cash Money diss. 

The usual lyrics are ... 

"And if that label try to stop me ... There gon' be some crazy Weezy fans waitin' in the lobby."

The new lyrics were ...

"And if Cash Money try to stop me, Imma let 'em rob me ... YEAH RIGHT, like Ryan Lochte."

'Making a Murderer' Star Let Me Out Now!! I'm No Risk, Check My Crochet Skills

9/15/2016 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0915-brenden-dassey-netflix-01Brendan Dassey's in no way a flight risk and should be let out of prison while his appeal is pending ... at least that's the argument his lawyers are making to get him out now.

You'll recall a federal judge ordered the release of Dassey back in August ... but the Wisconsin Attorney General appealed that decision.

Lawyers say that's fine and dandy ... but in the meantime, while that process plays out, Dassey should be released. According to docs ... Dassey's lawyers argue he poses no danger to the public, and has been a model prisoner who spends his time reading, watching TV and recently took up crochet. They say he's attempting a blanket.

Dassey -- convicted for helping Steven Avery in a murder chronicled on "Making a Murderer" -- was ordered released from prison after his constitutional rights were violated.

'Goonies' HEY, YOU GUYS!!! '80s & '90s Movie Swag Up for Grabs

9/15/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914_prop_store_auction_launchHere's your path to Halloween costume domination -- Sloth's mask from "The Goonies," an actual "Star Wars" TIE Fighter pilot helmet and a ton of other memorabilia are hitting the auction block.

The Prop Store in London is unloading more than 500 legendary TV and movie items, such as:

- Mulder and Scully's FBI badges from "The X-Files"
- John McClane's walkie-talkie from "Die Hard"
- The mask from "The Mask"
- Gizmo from "Gremlins"
- Jack Bauer's CTU badge from "24"

Looking for something with a little less testosterone? Keira Knightley's dress from "Love Actually" is also available when online bidding begins Sept. 27.

Save up, bro ... you could nab your own rocket penguin from "Batman Returns." 

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