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'Empire' Star Bryshere Gray Kobe Could Be a Lyon ... If He Wants the Part!

12/1/2015 8:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Another job offer for Kobe Bryant ... this time, one of the stars of "Empire" says he'll help the Mamba get a role on the show ... if the NBA star is really interested.

We got Bryshere Gray -- aka Hakeem Lyon -- who says it's a "tragedy" that Kobe's gonna hang 'em up after the season, but says he's down to throw his Hollywood weight around to help the guy transition into his next career. 

He's even got an idea for a role ... 

'Arrow' & 'Flash' Star Total Felicity Smoak Show

11/30/2015 2:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1130-emily-bett-rickards-maui-SPLASH-01Emily Bett Rickards swapped her hacker gear for a bikini while vacationing with friends in Maui -- and we're sure "Arrow" fans hope she never switches back.

Of course, Emily plays computer expert Felicity Smoak on 2 CW hit shows -- "Arrow" and "The Flash" -- which gives her instant street cred with the Comic-Con set. This bikini gives her cred with the breathing set.

We smell a wardrobe change when she gets back to work. 



Bindi Irwin 'DWTS' Lowdown I'm Getting Paid ... And I Didn't Fart!!!

11/29/2015 6:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bindi Irwin has no worry she'll get the money she's owed for winning "Dancing with the Stars" ... despite the fact a judge still hasn't approved her contract.

The 17-year-old was leaving LAX when we asked her about the contract, and sure she'll get the money -- more than $300k, but there's a hitch ... she answers to 2 tax men, not just one.  But anything left won't go in her pocket ... she's got a cause.

And Bindi clears the air over the mysterious fart noise during the competition. 

'Twin Peaks' Reboot Reveals Agent Cooper's Fate (Spoiler Alert ... Maybe)

11/28/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival will tackle one HUGE unanswered question -- whether Kyle MacLachlan's character, Dale Cooper, is still possessed and doing evil. 

Ok, here's your spoiler alert ... because our sources on the set have found some big hints.

When the series ended nearly 25 years ago, Agent Cooper was possessed by Laura Palmer’s killer, the evil spirit BOB. We're told Kyle was on set recently shooting scenes for a plot line where Agent Cooper is arrested and jailed for crimes. 

For all you Twin Peaks sleuths ... here are the on set clues: 

- Cops find evidence in Cooper's car ... a dog leg, a kilo of cocaine and a machine gun

- Cops interrogate Cooper in a prison cell 

It’s still unclear if possessed Cooper or the real deal is behind the crime or crimes. And whether his crimes include murdering Laura Palmer … we’ll have to wait and see.

Also, can we pleeeeease finally find out how the hell Annie's been???

'Real World' Star Death Threats From Obsessive Fan

11/27/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120_jamie_chung_TMZ'Hangover' actress and former 'Real World' cast member Jamie Chung got flooded with some seriously threatening emails -- and it got so bad, the LAPD had to track down the sender. 

According to law enforcement Chung received 100 harassing emails from two separate Gmail accounts ... all in just one week, back in August. They ranged from simply "annoying" to threats to kill her.

Cops believed both accounts were owned by the same person because the emails were identical. Using the email info, cops tracked the sender and obtained a search warrant.

We're told cops got in touch with the guy and determined he was too far away from Jamie to pose any real threat. The case was closed without any charges. 

'NCIS' Star Busted For DUI

11/26/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125-michael-weatherly-getty"NCIS" star Michael Weatherly ended up on the other side of the law when LAPD busted him for DUI. 

Law enforcement sources tell us Weatherly was stopped for speeding earlier this month around 1 AM in Hollywood. We're told officers suspected he'd been drinking and after running tests, determined his BAC was well above the legal limit. Weatherly spent nearly 15 hours behind bars.

The L.A. City Attorney charged him with two counts of DUI last week and if convicted, Weatherly faces a max of six months in jail and $1,000 in fines -- though jail time's highly unlikely since it's his first offense.  

We've reached out to Weatherly for comment ... so far, no word back.

'The Man in the High Castle' Amazon Pulling Nazi-esque Subway Ads

11/24/2015 1:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1124-the-man-in-the-high-castle-subway-art-nazi-german-TWITTER-01Ads for Amazon's new series, “The Man in the High Castle,” came off like Nazi propaganda to some New Yorkers ... so the ads are getting yanked.

Seats on NYC subway cars were wrapped in flags featuring the Nazi eagle and iron cross as well as Japan's rising sun. If you haven't 'High Castle' imagines what the world -- especially the U.S. -- would be like if the Axis powers won World War II. 


While the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) told us Monday they received only 1 complaint and wouldn't be taking them down ... it seems Amazon wanted to avoid controversy.

Probably because the show is already getting rave reviews. 

'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans Ex-Husband Arrested

11/24/2015 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1124-courtland-rogers-twitterHey, at least it wasn't me ... is what we imagine "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans is saying after her ex-husband got busted by cops. Again.

Courtland Rogers, who was married to Jenelle for a whopping 18 months, was arrested in North Carolina for failing to appear in court to face a slew of charges ... including heroin possession and 2 counts of probation violation.

In 2013, Rogers and Evans were arrested together for domestic violence and heroin -- 5 months into their marriage. They divorced about a year later.

In related news, Jenelle has a streak going -- no arrests since August!


Harry Styles I Fancy Jimmy Kimmel's Fanny

11/24/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1123-harry-styles-butt-grab-jimmy-kimmel-TMZ-01Harry Styles knows when you're onstage you're supposed to give performers a hand ... which may be why he grabbed Jimmy Kimmel's ass.

1123_kimmel_one_direction_front_gettyHarry and the rest of One Direction were guests on Kimmel's show Thursday and it all looked kosher from the front. What viewers didn't see was the ass grab from behind.

The performance was pretty epic BTW ... Hollywood Blvd was shut down for all the 1D fans ... one of whom snapped the butt pic. 

Looks like Kimmel's reflexes kicked in pretty quick ... he kept a straight face.

Al Roker NYC Cab Driver Was Racist!!!

11/23/2015 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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2:10 PM PT -- The Taxi & Limousine Commission says it's giving the cab driver 2 options: pay a $500 fine or have a hearing where he could possibly have his license suspended up to 30 days.

The same cabbie already paid a $200 fine in May for refusing to pick up someone ... according to the TLC. Al tells us, "I appreciate the TLC's prompt attention to his matter and look forward to a proper resolution."


Al Roker was racially profiled by a NYC cab driver and got so PO'ed about it ... he filed a report with the city's Taxi & Limousine Commission.

Roker says he and his 13-year-old son Nick were trying to hail the cab when it passed them up for a white guy standing on the next block. 

The “Today” weatherman vented on Twitter about how painful it was to explain to his son why the cabbie dissed them. He added ... not all NYC taxi drivers are bad, but he wants to "weed out the bad apples.” 

Roker really hit taxis where it hurts though, by including the plug ... "Wonder why Uber wins?"

Sofia Vergara One Smokin' Hot Bride-To-Be

11/21/2015 2:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1121-sofia-vergara-instagramSofia Vergara is letting everyone take one last glance at at how she looks like without a wedding ring on ... and as expected, it's incredible. 

The actress and her hubby-to-be Joe Manginello touched down in Florida on Friday and are set to officially tie the knot some time this weekend. She posted the pic Saturday from The Breakers resort, and if her wedding dress looks anything like what she posed in, her guests are in for a treat.


Tyra Banks Quits TV Show 'FABLife' In Fit

11/20/2015 10:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tyra Banks has just quit her TV show "FABLife," saying she wants to focus on her cosmetic line, but TMZ sources say it was not a pretty parting of the ways.

The show has been struggling, and there was tension on the set. We're told Tyra and one of the executive producers did not get along. We're told she was particularly upset because she felt she had been double-crossed ... she claimed show honchos promised to push her cosmetics line much harder than they did.

We're told there was a staff meeting a week ago where execs said the show would be moving in a different direction. But Tyra had been missing days on the show, and the handwriting was on the wall.

Sharon Stone Back to the Basic ... Instinct

11/20/2015 6:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1120-sharon-stone-basic-instinct-STARTRAKS-REXUSA-01Sharon Stone hasn't forgotten where she came from -- flashing her famous leggy pose from "Basic Instinct" again, but this time she updated it ... for the Internet. 

In a different century, in a similar dress (different color) ... Sharon struck the pose that made her famous during an AOL livestream interview. She was talking about her upcoming TV series, "Agent X."

It's been 23 years, but the 57-year-old obviously still knows how the best way to take command(o?) of an interrogation.

Well played, ma'am.


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