Former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Aiden Turner wasted no time trying to patch things up with his GF last night -- sending an emotional message to the woman he's accused of attacking, right when he was released from jail.
We broke the story ... Aiden was arrested for domestic violence Monday after allegedly chucking a TV remote at his girlfriend ... giving her a black eye in the process.
Turner didn't have much to say about the incident when he left the Hollywood Police Station last night ... but the ex-"All My Children" star got super emotional when he turned to our camera and delivered a message to his GF ... complete with a pet nickname.
FIRED FROM MSNBC
11/26/2013 11:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin didn't get a Cadillac Eldorado ... he didn't get a set of steak knives ... but he DID just get his ass FIRED from MSNBC.
After the actor went on ANOTHER homophobic tirade earlier this month, the news network has finally decided to cut bait on Baldwin, who hosted the poorly-rated weekly show, "Up Late with Alec Baldwin."
Sources close to the firing say the decision to axe Alec was based, in part, on his recent homophobic outbursts ... when he called a photog a "c**ksucking f*g."
Alec immediately went into damage control mode after the incident -- but it was pathetic -- with the actor trotting out a male hairdresser to vouch for his love of gay people. He also spoke at a conference and professed his platonic love of several fellas.
A rep for MSNBC called the firing "a mutual parting" ... adding, "We wish Alec all the best."
Oh, and if you don't get the opening line of this story -- just watch the clip from "Glengarry Glen Ross." It's actually his finest work.
'Game of Thrones' Creator
Hobnobbing in the Shire
11/26/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Prepare for a nerdgasm "Game of Thrones" geeks -- TMZ obtained photo evidence tying the show's creator to that other world of fantasy ... the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy!!
George R.R. Martin took a tour of the Shire movie set from the "Rings" movies this weekend on the North Island of New Zealand ... where, BTW, Winter is not coming (it's Spring down there).
The 65-year-old author and screenwriter looked pretty stoked to hang with normies on the tour -- but still proved he's top banana in the nerd world. Dude, arrived by freaking helicopter!
Gandalf would be proud.
Brian from 'Family Guy'
All Cartoon Dogs
Don't Go To Heaven
11/25/2013 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
For Remote Control Domestic Violence
11/25/2013 4:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Aiden Turner -- who appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" -- has been arrested for felony domestic violence ... TMZ has learned.
Turner got into a beef with his girlfriend at their Hollywood apartment and he allegedly threw a remote control at her and hit her eye, cutting it slightly and giving her a souvenir -- a shiner.
Law enforcement sources say Turner -- who was a regular on "All My Children" -- will very likely dodge the felony bullet. We're told it's highly probable the case will be filed as a misdemeanor because the injuries were minor.
Don't touch that dial ... or else.
'Family Guy' Death
Strong Evidence ...
Brian's DEAD FOR GOOD
11/25/2013 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brian Griffin is dead and he's not coming back ... at least that's the way it appears ... because TMZ has learned, the dog that's replacing him on "Family Guy" has already been booked for several upcoming episodes.
As we reported, former "Sopranos" star Tony Sirico will be voicing Vinnie -- pictured above -- after Brian was killed off in Sunday night's episode.
There's been a lot of hopeful speculation that Brian's death was a one-episode gimmick -- and that the dog will inevitably come back -- but that doesn't seem likely. A rep for Sirico tells us, Vinnie the Dog has already been voiced for another 6 or so episodes.
We're told there's probably even more to come after that, too. Translation: Brian's not coming back ... at least for a very long time ... and probably never.
Sirico doesn't exactly have a clear conscience about all of it though -- his rep says the actor feels horrible that Brian was killed off because the death of any character is sad ... especially a fan favorite ... but c'est la vie.
As for why Brian got the chop, a producer for the show said they just wanted to shake things up.
Catholics Demand Boycott
One Priest Joke Too Many
11/25/2013 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The leading Catholic rights group in America wants to organize their own hate campaign -- because they hate the anti-religious hatred they claim Bill Maher spews on his show ... and now it's calling for network execs to kill Bill's show for good.
The Catholic League -- which has had issues with Maher for years -- now say "Real Time with Bill Maher" finally crossed the line after a recent guest went nuts bashing Catholicism.
The guest -- author Dan Savage -- was ragging against a bishop who claimed kids adopted by gay parents have a higher chance of suicide. Savage's retort: "He's confusing children of gay parents with children who are raped by Catholic priests." Dan referred to them as "kiddie-f***ing Catholic priests."
Savage's remarks incensed the org ... so they sent a list of every "anti-Catholic" statement ever mentioned on the show -- going as far back as '98 -- asking every bishop to write Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, urging him to give the show the ax.
BRIAN GRIFFIN DIES
11/25/2013 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Seems Brian Griffin won't get a shot at a 3rd novel ... 'cause the martini-swigging, chick-bangin' family dog DIED on "Family Guy" last night.
Brian -- who's been on the show for all 11 seasons -- was hit by a car in last night's episode ... and died from his injuries.
Stewie tried to save his pal by going back in time and preventing the accident -- but he had JUUUST taken apart his time machine, and was unable to rebuild it before Brian croaked.
Brian was replaced by a new dog, Vinnie -- voiced by "Sopranos" star Tony Sirico.
Unclear if Brian will somehow come back to life in future episodes -- but we wouldn't be surprised if he did.
Brian was a good dog. He was an Iraq war veteran. a porn director, coke addict, police dog and (of course) a passionate writer.
Brian was 7ish ... or 49ish in dog years.
MUM On Whether Michael Jackson
Was a Pedophile
11/25/2013 6:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Conrad Murray has been blabbing his big mouth all over the place, claiming Michael Jackson killed himself, he used to hold the singer's penis .... but he then clams up in a big way on the subject of pedophilia.
"60 Minutes" Australia interviewed the felonious doc about lots of things, but you gotta watch Murray as he's asked whether he thinks Michael was a pedophile.
The way it looks to us ... he might as well scream, "YES!" Sometimes body language is more revealing than words.
'Shahs of Sunset' Star
HUMAN BIRD TOILET
Pigeon Poops On Reality Star's Face
11/25/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Score one for the pigeons ....
"Shahs of Sunset" star Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi took a white dung bomb to the face this weekend ... courtesy of one dirty bird ... and the reality star's friend captured the whole thing on camera.
GG was out at lunch when it happened ... and her boyfriend Dennis tweeted out the play-by-play:
"LMFAO a bird just sh*t on my girls face while eating lunch HAHA @gg_golnesa That's what u get for always talking SH*T #GoodLuck #Birdsh*t #lunch #sh*ttalker."
Some people say getting crapped on is good luck -- but that's probably just a load of crap.
'The League' Star
I Don't REALLY Play Fantasy Football
11/24/2013 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One of the stars of "The League" -- a show about fantasy football -- DOESN'T REALLY PLAY FANTASY FOOTBALL!! Kinda weird, right??
Jason Mantzoukas -- who plays insane cousin Rafi (aka the guy on the show who sometimes orgasms when he poops) ... was at an Xbox One party in L.A. recently when he dropped the bombshell.
WTF??? It's kinda like finding out Bryan Cranston doesn't really know how to cook meth.
Except we know he does. He was in the chemistry club in high school.
I'm READY to Bring Back 'Party Down'
11/23/2013 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lizzy Caplan says she's NOT the one holding up a possible "Party Down" comeback ... telling TMZ she's ready, willing and able to bring back the catering show ... as soon as someone calls her.
Caplan -- who played Casey Klein on the Starz show -- was at Fig and Olive in L.A. Thursday night when we asked why there's a holdup ... considering the show has developed a pretty impressive cult following ever since it went off the air in 2010.
Despite the fact she's moved on to another big show, "Masters of Sex," Caplan says she's down to find time to get the old 'PD' gang back together -- "I would love to do it."
Ken Marino -- who directed and starred in the series -- has also talked about bringing the show back as a movie, recently telling Rolling Stone, "It was a magical experience. Everybody in front of the camera and behind the camera wants to do it, so hopefully it'll get done."
'Simpsons' Star Marcia Wallace
Breast Cancer DID Contribute to Death
11/22/2013 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Simpsons" star Marcia Wallace's family denied breast cancer had anything to do with the actress' death ... but according to her death certificate, the disease played a significant role.
TMZ obtained a copy of Wallace's death certificate ... which lists pneumonia, sepsis (inflammation due to infection), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as the primary causes of death.
The report also says breast cancer was a "significant condition" contributing to her death ... despite the fact Marcia's son initially downplayed reports mentioning cancer.
According to the doc ... Wallace's body was cremated just days after her death.