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SNL Takes On Sexual Harassment... 'Welcome to Hell'

12/3/2017 6:46 AM PST

"Saturday Night Live" took on the massive sexual harassment/assault scandal by telling perpetrators they are now in the same place the woman have been for years -- hell.

The skit -- "Welcome to Hell" -- is not knee-slapping funny, but it's definitely powerful.  It addresses the sorrow some people have expressed that certain titans have now fallen and their projects have been shelved ... like Jeremy Piven and "Wisdom of the Crowd."

This one's different from the typical SNL skits ... definitely worth a watch.

'Entourage' Star Kevin Dillon Jeremy Piven's Getting Railroaded in 'Witch Hunt'

12/2/2017 12:30 AM PST

Kevin Dillon says his old pal and "Entourage" co-star, Jeremy Piven, is a gentleman who's being wrongly blacklisted over sexual misconduct allegations.

We got Kevin -- who starred on the HBO hit with Piven for 7 years -- and he says Piven's new show getting axed on CBS just ain't right.

According to Kev, Jeremy's nothin' but a gentleman. Can't tell if he's doing Drama here, but he's also shocked by the Lauer scandal.

Bottom line for Johnny Chase ... find the truth, first.

Meghan Markle Sheer Delight!

12/1/2017 1:12 PM PST

Photos of Meghan Markle striking some sexy poses raise one very important question -- what the hell took Prince Harry so long to propose???

Megs posed for the photo shoot back in 2013 for a Canadian magazine called Sharp. She was already starring in "Suits" by that time, but thank God the photographer did not take a literal approach to the theme of this shoot.

Ya gotta admit, it's kinda interesting to see someone who's about to be a member of the prim and proper British royal family posing like this. And, seeing as how Harry met Meghan in the summer of 2016 ... he probably would've seen these if he did some Internet research.

So, again we ask ... what took ya so long, Harry?

This seems to run in the fam. You'll recall -- and if you don't we're about to remind you -- Kate Middleton was walking in a fashion show when Prince William first laid eyes on her.

Well played, Princes.

Pamela Anderson I'm Not a Victim Blamer And I WON'T Apologize!!!

12/1/2017 10:44 AM PST

Pamela Anderson is doubling down on comments made to Megyn Kelly about Harvey Weinstein's accusers knowing what they were getting into when they went to his hotel room alone ... and says she won't apologize.

Anderson tells TMZ, "This is not victim blaming" ... she never said women deserved to be abused. Pam calls Weinstein "a sexist pig and a bully."

The former "Baywatch" star touched off a firestorm when she told Kelly, "It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood or people to avoid, privately," adding, "You know what you're getting into if you're going into a hotel room alone."

Pam says she wants perpetrators punished, but adds women need the "ability of self-protection." As for what type of self-protection, she says "There are a lot of self-protection courses. There is even a well known story of suffragettes learning martial arts."

And she goes on to say "women [must be] aware of certain problems and how to spot them and fight them. It is totally hypocritical to ignore this."

Pam tells us the issues are very complex, adding, "[I] will not get coerced into apology."

Cedric the Entertainer I Feel Sorry for Russell Simmons But, That's the Way It Is ...

12/1/2017 10:20 AM PST

Cedric the Entertainer is all torn up about Russell Simmons -- he hates that his friend is losing so much professionally, but also seems to know he deserves it ... if the allegations are true.

We got the comedian Thursday night at LAX, where he discussed the rape claim from Jenny Lumet that forced Simmons to step down from his companies. Ced hemmed and hawed, and is clearly conflicted.  

As Cedric said ... he has daughters and, with them in mind, he's not about to give Uncle Rush a pass for his alleged treatment of women.

He did offer some words of encouragement to Simmons and, staying true to his craft, tried his best to get a laugh.

Jamie Foxx I'm Back Onstage After a Loooong Hiatus!!!

12/1/2017 1:00 AM PST

Jamie Foxx is back onstage ... and we got him!!!

Jamie dusted off the ol' stand-up mic Wednesday at HaHa Comedy Club in North Hollywood where he tried out a 10-minute set about his junk that had the crowd rolling. He said he was testing out material for his upcoming comedy tour. 

We're told Jamie didn't plan on taking the stage ... he was actually there to support his buddies from Speedy N Friends comedy series on Roll Out Live, but the spirit moved him to jump onstage.

Jamie's last comedy special was released back in 2003, right around the time he started acting and producing music.

Seth Meyers Goes After Matt Lauer 'You're the Dildo at Work'

12/1/2017 6:32 AM PST

Seth Meyers ripped Matt Lauer a new one on his show Friday morning over the sexual misconduct that got him fired.

Meyers turned Lauer's own words on him in the interview the former "Today" show host did with Bill O'Reilly. He also joked about the venue that caused Lauer's career to unravel ... the 2014 Sochi Olympics, saying everyone thought Bob Costas' pink eye was the grossest thing that happened. As we reported, the woman who lodged the complaint with NBC Monday says it happened at Sochi.

It's interesting ... Meyers is also on NBC.

Kaley Cuoco Engaged I Can't Stop Sobbing!!! But Oh Yeah, I'll Marry You

12/1/2017 6:39 AM PST

Kaley Cuoco let her longtime bf swing in the wind for several uncomfortable moments when he popped the BIG question.

But yeah ... she eventually said yes.

Karl Cook asked the 'Big Bang Theory' star to marry him Thursday night, and recorded the whole tearful event. Not sure he was expecting the full water works, but Kaley was red-faced and sobbing so hard she forgot to give her dude an answer.

This is Kaley's 2nd marriage. Her divorce from Ryan Sweeting was finalized in 2016.

Like the equestrian she is ... Kaley's getting back on that horse!


Russell Simmons 'All Def' Comedians, Crew Have His Back

12/1/2017 12:40 AM PST

Russell Simmons production company held an emergency meeting hours after he stepped down amid sexual assault allegations, because his move came at the worst possible time.

Sources at Simmons' All Def Digital tell us staffers were called together Thursday morning. The company's "All Def Comedy Live" premieres Friday night on HBO, and we're told comedians and producers were given strict instructions on how to deal with questions about Russell leaving and the claims against him. 

The strategy was pretty simple ... do NOT discuss it, and if you do, there will be repercussions.

Simmons used to be in the production office all the time. We're told he worked closely with some of the comedians appearing on 'All Def Comedy' -- and most of them want that to continue, despite the heinous accusations.

We're told Russell agreed with HBO's move to wipe him off the credits, because he doesn't want to drag down ratings -- but staffers are worried his absence will hurt the company, and the careers of comedians who looked up to him for advice.

'Beverly Hills Pawn' Star Sued You Got the Time ... Where's My Cash?

11/30/2017 5:19 PM PST

Friday 3:35 PM : We are told the matters between Yossi Dina and William Hubner have been resolved and Hubner will be dropping the lawsuit. 

The star of "Beverly Hills Pawn" made a deal with a luxury watch aficionado to hawk a couple of his time pieces worth more than $75k, but came up way short ... according to a lawsuit.

The watch lover, William Hubner, says he went to Yossi Dina with several high-priced watches: 2 Diamond Piagets, 1 Chopard lady's diamond, 1 Patek Philippe Clock and 2 Audemars Piagets. Hubner says Yossi did what he does, and sold the Diamond Piagets.

In the suit, Hubner says his cut was supposed to be $75k, but Yossi only gave him $30k. The shorting pissed him off, so he demanded Yossi give him back the rest of the gear.

That hasn't happened, so Hubner's suing the pawn master to get the outstanding $45k, and the remaining pieces ... which have to be worth more than $100k, if you know watches.

Yossi tells TMZ this was all an accounting screw-up and Hubner will get his dough.

Donald Faison Destroys Giants for Benching Eli 'Most Disrespectful Thing EVER'

11/30/2017 2:14 PM PST

Donald Faison went NUCLEAR on the streets of NYC over the Giants benching Eli Manning ... saying it's "the most disrespectful thing" he's seen in his whole damn life.

TMZ Sports spoke with Turk about the news ... and just mentioning Eli got him to shout at the top of his lungs: "That's some BS, yo! Everybody's saying it!! BS!!! IT REALLY IS BS!!!!"

Donald -- who loves the G-Men -- says he's got a good reason to be pissed considering all Eli's done for the franchise.

"The season's a wash anyway, so just let him finish the season at least."

That obviously ain't happening ... but maybe the "Scrubs" star will feel better knowing job offers are already rollin' in for Eli.

Spencer Grammer 'Rick and Morty' Star Getting Divorced

11/30/2017 12:30 PM PST

"Rick and Morty" star Spencer Grammer is headed for divorce court ... her husband filed this week in L.A. Superior Court.

Spencer, who also happens to be Kelsey's daughter, was married to James Hesketh for 6 years. James filed Wednesday ... citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has a 6-year-old son, and James says he wants joint physical and legal custody.

Looks like they're trying to avoid a messy court battle -- according to the divorce docs, obtained by TMZ, they are currently in mediation and hope to resolve all property and custody issues there.

Stand down, judge -- and wubba lubba dub dub.

Meredith Vieira Called Out Matt Lauer for 'Huge Bag of Sex Toys' in his Office

11/30/2017 10:39 AM PST

Meredith Vieira brought up a "bag of sex toys" she once found in Matt Lauer's office -- and you gotta see how Matt expertly tap danced out of the awkward convo.

The now-cringeworthy moment went down in 2016 when Matt and Savannah Guthrie were guests on Meredith's talk show. She put Matt on blast by bringing up the bag she says she found back when she was co-hosing the "Today" show with him.

Matt was quick on his feet, and blamed a sex therapist who had appeared on "Today" -- although Meredith and Savannah don't seem to be buying his memory of it.

The anecdote is interesting now after one of Lauer's accusers told Variety he once gifted a sex toy to a female employee.

Not mentioned during Matt's guest spot on Meredith's show ... the video TMZ posted of Matt creepily whispering to Meredith, "Keep bending over like that. It's a nice view."

Now, THAT would've been an interesting discussion.

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