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Peter Gallagher Mississippi Killer Proves The U.S. is on the 'Verge of Crazy'

5/29/2017 7:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Peter Gallagher says the U.S. is "on the verge of crazy" in light of the Mississippi shooting that left 8 dead this weekend ... but he has hope for the country.

We got the "Law & Order" actor Sunday at LAX, where we asked for his thoughts on the man who went on a shooting spree in Mississippi, killing 8 people ... including a sheriff's deputy

Peter tells us straight up ... the country is in a weird place at the moment, all things considered.

But as far as what should be done with this new alleged killer ... he says he has faith in the criminal justice system ... and the country as a whole. 

Deputy Chief William Dodds couldn't have said it better himself. Dun-dun.

New TV Superman Sues We Didn't Trash Our Pad ... Fork Over the Dough

5/29/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Supergirl" actor Tyler Hoechlin's Man of Steel act didn't charm his landlord ... he says the guy screwed him out of $10k when he moved out of his apartment.

Hoechlin and his roomie, Ryan Guzman -- the hot dude from J Lo's "The Boy Next Door" -- are suing their landlord for overcharging them for what they call ... "normal wear and tear" on their crib.

In legal docs, they say the landlord deducted $9,689 from their security deposit to cover paint and other common move-out expenses. They insist there was nothing out of the ordinary done to the place to warrant that tab. They're suing to get their money back.

A rep for the property management company stands by the charges.

'Criminal Minds' Kirsten Vangsness Pay Me What I'm Worth ... Or I'm Walkin'!!

5/27/2017 7:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kirsten Vangsness has pushed producers of "Criminal Minds" to the wall -- pay her more or she'll walk. Problem is ... she seems super uncomfortable with her position.

We got the actress at the Brentwood Country Mart in L.A. ... dishing on her battle with the TV show over getting paid closer to what the men make.

Kirsten says she gets it's a popularity game and she's fine with that, but everything still needs to be fair ... or she'll find another job.

It's been reported Kirsten's fellow actress on the show -- A.J. Cook -- has joined her in the battle for equal pay ... or something close to it. 

Shaq Breaks Out Grotesque Monster Foot ... On 'Inside the NBA'

5/26/2017 6:53 AM PDT

If you're about to eat breakfast ... DON'T!!!!

This video is gonna make you hurl your cronut (are people still eating those?). 

Shaquille O'Neal decided to peel off his shoe and reveal his hideous MONSTER FOOT on "Inside the NBA" on Thursday ... and it was gross. 

Everyone on the panel was disgusted. Ernie Johnson said Shaq's foot looked like "a potato and four toes."

Gotta admit ... the foot actually looks better than the last time we saw it

But the bar ain't high.

'How i Met Your Mother' Josh Radnor Sued Over Big Deck

5/26/2017 7:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Josh Radnor is rich and famous, and he's also got a huge deck that just got him sued.

The "How I Met Your Mother" star owns a house in the Hollywood Hills. According to the lawsuit, the prior owner of Radnor's property had a right to extend his property to the neighbor's land, but only if he maintained a retaining wall and walkway.

Fast forward to 2016 ... Radnor, according to the lawsuit, knocked down the retaining wall and built a deck that extended over the neighbor's property. The deck sounds awesome -- seating area and all. 

Problem is ... the neighbor thinks the easement went poof when Radnor destroyed the retaining wall.

According to the lawsuit, the neighbor demanded that Radnor tear down the deck ... to no avail.

We reached out to Radnor's publicist, so far no word back.

'The Price is Right' Star I've LIVED to Dominate Plinko

5/26/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The new 'Price is Right' legend -- who set a new Plinko winnings record -- had years of studying under his belt ... thanks to his day job.

Ryan Belz is the 23-year-old Penn State grad who won $31,500 on Thursday's episode, and he told us he's been a huge 'PIR' fan since he was a kid. That was kinda obvious from the show. He even scheduled college classes around it.

The Plinko King revealed how he scored the opportunity to play, how he wowed the producers ... and most importantly why he kicked Plinko's ass!

Ryan plans to use his winnings to pay off college loans, and says he's already prepping for his next shot at 'Price' ... even though it's a looong way off.

Katy Perry I'm Proud Of My $25 Mil ... I Smashed the Glass Ceiling!!

5/23/2017 10:20 AM PDT

Katy Perry's $25 million deal to be the lead judge on "American Idol" wasn't just for her -- she says she struck a blow for women everywhere who've been underpaid to do the same job as a man.

Katy was on NYC'S WKTU radio Tuesday and told "Cubby and Carolina Bermudez In the Morning" ... she's proud as hell her fat paycheck is more than "pretty much" any man made before her.

The pop star goes on to give a preview of what kind of judge she's going to be, and said she's the perfect fit for the show at the perfect time.

As we reported ... Perry's getting paid more than most of her big name 'Idol' predecessors. However, she'll need a massive raise before she matches Simon Cowell's reported $45 mil a year.

Joel Embiid Makes Plea For Role On Fave Tv Show ... Only One Problem

5/22/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NBA star and all-around awesome guy Joel Embiid has a dream ... a dream to star in his favorite television show, but we at TMZ Sports have found one reason that might not happen ... EVER.

We got Joel in NYC, and asked the pop culture addict what his favorite TV shows are right now ... and that's when the 7'0" monster told us he's hooked on "The Vampire Diaries" on The CW.

He even told us that it's his dream, seriously, to make an appearance on the show -- and hollered at Nina Dobrev to help make it happen! 

One issue with your cameo big fella -- 'TVD' got cancelled after 8 seasons last summer and the last episode aired in March ... so yeah, that's not gonna happen.

Cheer up, Joel ... you still got a shot with Rihanna, maybe.

Stephen Colbert Hey Donald, Don't Hurry Back

5/21/2017 7:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stephen Colbert looked super relaxed Saturday in NYC, apparently relieved the Commander in Chief is otherwise occupied.

The talk show king clearly thinks Donald Trump shouldn't rush things along in the Middle East ... favoring an extended trip for the Prez.

Colbert was on his way in to Milk Studios for Vulture Fest, where he sat with Aziz Ansari, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon on a panel to discuss the TV biz.

The good news for Colbert ... wherever in the world Trump is, there's plenty of material.

Geraldo Rivera My Mentor Roger Ailes Made Fox News for Rednecks

5/21/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Geraldo Rivera thinks Roger Ailes was like a modern-day Robin Hood of sorts, taking news and bringing it to the overlooked rednecks, farmers and others by the millions.

We got Geraldo in NYC Friday, on his way into work at FNC where he told us Roger has left an enduring mark on broadcasting and FNC, despite the scandal.

Geraldo and Ailes were tight ... Geraldo even calls him his mentor. He says Ailes and Rupert Murdoch had a vision to bring a different type of news to people whose only option was "progressive" news.

As for the sexual harassment accusations Ailes was facing ... Geraldo touches on that too.

Ellen DeGeneres Seacrest Hasn't Met a Job He Didn't Like!!!

5/20/2017 7:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ellen DeGeneres made one thing clear and another thing unclear ... Ryan Seacrest is a workaholic who may or may not become the host of the "American Idol" reboot.

Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi were leaving Crossroads Kitchen in WeHo Friday when our photog connected the dots, knowing that Seacrest was inside the restaurant at the same time. Ellen and Seacrest are tight, so it's not a big leap to conclude the 2 broke vegan bread together.

So the questions ... Is she open to an "Idol" gig? Did Seacrest say he was open? Ellen is open to answer only one of those questions.

BTW ... take it to the bank. Seacrest's gonna be the host.

Anderson Cooper Tells President's Supporter You'd Even Defend a Trump Dump

5/19/2017 6:42 PM PDT

Anderson Cooper used a little toilet humor with a well-known supporter of Donald Trump ... saying the guy who probably back the prez dropping a deuce in public.

Cooper was interviewing Jeffrey Lord about Trump's Oval Office convos with Russian diplomats when he interrupted to drop a #2 bomb. Lord's momentarily shocked look was priceless.

Cheap laugh, sure ... but poop jokes always kill. Cooper later apologized, and commended Lord for defending Trump no matter what.

See ... someone's got your back, Mr. President.

X-Pac Takes Lie Detector Test ... Over Meth Arrest

5/19/2017 6:26 AM PDT
Breaking News

WWE legend X-Pac -- real name Sean Waltman -- is so determined to prove he's not a meth dealer, he took a lie detector test and passed with flying colors ... but there's a catch. 

We broke the story, X-Pac was arrested at LAX on April 29 after drug dogs found pills in his luggage that officials believed to meth. He was booked for possession of narcotics with intent to sell. 

X-Pac previously claimed the pills were NOT meth, but instead a non-meth medicine used to treat a yeast infection.

To prove his story, X-Pac invited polygraph examiner Rachel Levi to his show, "X-Pac 12360," on Afterbuzz TV to put him through the ringer. 

The problem for X-Pac ... the science behind polygraph tests is widely disputed and the results are not admissible in court. 

So, while it's cool to see X-Pac pass, he's definitely not out of the woods legally and still has a battle ahead of him. Of course, the whole point will be moot if investigators test the pills and they REALLY aren't meth. 

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