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Steve Rannazzisi

Buffalo Wild Wings Pulls Spot

Over 9/11 Lie

9/17/2015 1:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steve Rannazzisi's 9/11 lie just bit him where it really hurts -- the wallet ... Buffalo Wild Wings is yanking its commercials starring Steve.

One of the spots ... which co-stars NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith ... has been in heavy rotation lately as the NFL season began. Rannazzisi has done several different commercials for the restaurant.

Buffalo Wild Wings is the first company to pull out of any deal with Rannazzisi since he confessed to lying about being in the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attack. He has a special scheduled to air this weekend on Comedy Central ... which says it's still evaluating the situation. 

"The League" star was out in L.A. on Thursday, looking ... well, looking like a guy who's feeling the backlash from a big mistake.



'The View'

Big Advertisers Pull the Plug

After 'Nurse' Comments

9/17/2015 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


"The View" may need a nurse to stop the bleeding, because TMZ has learned 2 major advertisers have cut the cord after the women went off on the nursing profession.

Johnson & Johnson and Eggland's Best are pulling ads from the ABC show. EB seems to be making things final, saying, "In light of the comments about the profession recently made ... we will no longer be advertising." J&J says they've "paused our advertising accordingly." 

Co-hosts Michelle Collins and Joy Behar criticized Miss Colorado during the talent portion of the "Miss America" pageant Sunday for wearing her nurse-garb.  

The two tried to smooth things over with an apology on Wednesday but it looks like the big business wigs weren't buyin' it.  

We reached out to "The View" for comment ... so far no word back.

Matt Damon

I'm All for Hollywood Diversity ...

I Was Taken Out of Context

9/16/2015 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Matt Damon is apologizing for his comments about diversity in Hollywood, and he's blaming "Project Greenlight" -- the show HE produces -- for editing down his comments and making him seem insensitive.

Damon says, "I believe deeply that there need to be more diverse filmmakers making movies. I want every young person watching “Project Greenlight” to believe that filmmaking is a viable form of creative expression for them too." 

He also says the comment he made to Effie Brown -- that films need diverse actors, and not necessarily directors and producers -- were taken out of context.

"My comments were part of a much broader conversation about diversity in Hollywood and the fundamental nature of “Project Greenlight” which did not make the show. I am sorry that they offended some people, but, at the very least, I am happy that they started a conversation about diversity in Hollywood."

It's just a little odd, since Matt is an executive producer of 'Greenlight.' You'd think he'd have a say in how he gets edited.


'The View'

We Love Nurses ...

We've Just Got A Weird Way Of Showing It

9/16/2015 9:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"The View" co-hosts did nurse damage control Wednesday ... with one of the ladies squarely owning up and another doing the moonwalk. 

Michelle Collins and Joy Behar lampooned Miss Colorado who came out during the "Miss America" talent portion in a nurse's uniform. Thing is ... she's really a nurse, and the jokes didn't go over well.

Joy was very honest and said on Wednesday's show she just screwed up.

Michelle, on the other hand, kinda pulled a "my-best-friends-are-nurses" thing, talking about how much she loves them.

Not the point. Right?

SNL's Pete Davidson

Takes On Rannazzisi

Over 9/11 Lie

9/16/2015 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0916-davidson-rannazzisi-tmz-instagram-01"The League" star Steve Rannazzisi -- who copped to lying about escaping the 9/11 attack -- just got publicly ripped by Pete Davidson from 'SNL' ... whose firefighter dad was killed on 9/11.

Appropriately, Davidson was one of the first celebs to react to Rannazzisi's confession that he lied for years about being in the World Trade Center. Pete sarcastically tweeted, "It's ok @SteveRannazzisi people make mistakes ... Can't wait to meet my dad for lunch later." 

Rannazzisi then stepped in a pile of s**t by replying, "thank you pete. i really appreciate it." 

That's when Pete owned him with a simple, "I think you missed the point." However, he added the whole thing sucks because he thinks Steve is "actually a funny comic and I love The League. It's f**ked up." 

Pete and Steve have since deleted their Twittter exchange. 

Now, on the other hand ... Rannazzisi's TV wife, Katie Aselton came to his defense, saying what he did was wrong, but "He's not running for office or raising your kids. #perspective."

Shaq & 'Kim Jong-un'

Best (Worst) Katy Perry Sing-Along

9/16/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's Shaq showing that no matter how bad he does something ... it's still pretty flippin' awesome.

The big fella teamed up with Randall Park -- star of ABC's "Fresh Off The Boat" -- and busted out a rendition of Katy Perry's "Firework." Shaq was shooting a cameo on the sitcom, and couldn't resist doing a reenactment of Randall's scene from "The Interview."

We'll refresh your memory, since almost no one saw the movie ... Randall played Kim Jong-un and sang the hit song with James Franco.

Check it out ... Shaq's vocal tour de force is at least as good as Franco's.

Ed O'Neill

Modern Dad Bod

9/15/2015 4:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-ed-oneill-SPLASH-01Al Bundy lives.

Here's 69-year-old Ed O'Neill getting his cycle AND his tan on ... Tuesday in LA.

Jiu-Jitsu (he's a black belt) does a body good.


'Hobbit' Star

Busted for Drunken Knockout

At Comic-Con After-Party

9/15/2015 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0913-manu-bennet-booking-photo-mug-shot-SAPD-01One of the 'Hobbit' villains got drunk, and knocked a guy out cold during a Comic-Con after-party, and ended the night in handcuffs ... according to cops and witnesses.

According to police docs, obtained by TMZ, Manu Bennett was hanging with a bunch of people in a San Antonio hotel room ... drinking and having a good time ... until he was asked to leave. Witnesses told police that Bennett -- who played Azog in the 'Hobbit' -- had too much to drink.

Before Bennett left the room he stared down the other guests, and when one of them dared to ask, "What?" ... witnesses say the actor unloaded a knockout punch to the guy's face.

The victim's nose was broken and bleeding. Cops showed up and went to Bennett's hotel room. At first he didn't remember the fight, but then claimed he was defending himself.

Bennett -- who also stars in "Arrow" and the "Spartacus" TV series -- was arrested and booked for assault. 



Matt Damon

Who Needs Racial Diversity

Behind the Camera?

9/15/2015 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Matt Damon says diversity is a good thing to see on the big screen, but it's not really necessary in movie board rooms ... and that has some black filmmakers really pissed off.

On Sunday's episode of "Project Greenlight" -- the show where he and Ben Affleck help guide would-be movie makers into making flicks -- Matt and black filmmaker Effie Brown were discussing a script in which a black prostitute was featured. 

Effie said it was important to have diversity among the filmmakers so the character could be accurately and sensitively portrayed. Matt scoffed, saying diversity should only go so far.

He's getting hammered on Twitter, with some saying his white privilege was showing. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'll Be Back as ...

New Host of 'Celebrity Apprentice'

9/14/2015 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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9:45 A.M. PST -- Trump just congratulated Arnold, tweeting "He'll be great & will raise lots of $ for charity."  He added, "To all my fans, sorry I couldn't do The Apprentice any longer -- but equal time (presidential run) prohibits me from doing so.  Love!"update_grey_gray_barThey're gonna need bigger chairs in the boardroom -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking Donald Trump's seat as the boss on "The Celebrity Apprentice."

NBC announced Arnold's new gig on Monday morning, and says he'll start calling the shots on the show during the 2016-17 TV season.  

It's a pretty brilliant hire that checks off several boxes -- A-list celebrity, huge success in his chosen profession, already has a catchphrase ("Hasta la vista"), and don't forget ... he's an immigrant. As we first reported, NBC was considering hiring a minority for the role -- not that Austrian exactly fits that bill.

Also interesting ... they got a former politician to replace the guy who left to run for office.

Other people in the running reportedly included Magic Johnson, George Lopez, and Richard Branson.

Donald to Fallon

Here's Why I Never Apologize ...

9/12/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump did it again ... delivering the line of the day Friday on Jimmy Fallon's show.

Jimmy threw a clever question at the leader of the pack ... has Donald ever apologized for ANYTHING ... even when he was "little Donny Trump."

His answer ... classic D.T. 

Barenaked Ladies

My Ex-Bandmate Is Screwing Me

Out Of 'Big Bang' Money

9/11/2015 6:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0911_steven_barenaked-ladiesFun fact -- The Barenaked Ladies wrote the theme song for "The Big Bang Theory".

Not so fun fact -- a former member of TBL says he hasn't received a dime for the work ... even though its TV's #1 comedy. 

According to legal docs, former front man Steven Page claims he was promised 20% of all proceeds from the song. He says band member Ed Robertson is the only one collecting and has kept all the money for himself. 

Page says he isn't sure of the total profits generated from the theme song but believes they are in excess of $1,000,000 -- and he's suing for his 20%.

Unravel the mystery ... 

Krysten Ritter

Bikini Body Is Something

to Marvel At

9/11/2015 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0911_krysten_ritter_booty_butt_bikini_photos_launchKrysten Ritter is going to be burning up television screens soon when she stars in the Marvel series "Jessica Jones" ... but she was burning up the beach Friday in Cancun wearing a tiny bikini.

Marvel announced Thursday the show will premiere November 20.

Hopefully these photos will keep the fan boys at bay until then.

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