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'Veep' Star Diedrich Bader Oswald Acted Alone

10/23/2017 6:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Veep" star Diedrich Bader thinks the thousands of soon-to-be-released secret documents relating to the Kennedy assassination will not change the government's conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

Diedrich -- who played Rex Kwan Do in "Napoleon Dynamite" -- was strolling in Larchmont Village Sunday when he took a minute to scoff at Trump's proclamation that he will not stand in the way of the documents being released this week. Intelligence officials have been lobbying for the Prez to withhold the release.

He says Oswald was an excellent shot and he's been to the School Book Depository Bldg. and says Oswald was more than capable of doing the deed. Fact is ... Oswald was considered a good shot but not a great shot, and getting 3 shots off in less than 6 seconds was a challenge.

The documents should be interesting ... there's clearly a reason the CIA and other government agencies wanted these documents under wraps. Kennedy was a foe of the CIA after it led him astray in the Bay of Pigs invasion, and there's a school of thought Oswald worked for the agency and it was behind the assassination.

We will see.

Ewan McGregor Split from Wife Co-Star Kissing Pics Surface

10/22/2017 2:41 PM PDT

Ewan McGregor reportedly split from his wife, Eve Mavrakis, as early as 5 months ago ... which became clear after he was seen sucking face with his TV co-star.

Ewan and Eve quietly separated back in May of this year, according to People ... but the news wouldn't have come out if it wasn't for pics taken of him kissing his "Fargo" co-star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, at a London cafe over the weekend.

Ewan and Mary Elizabeth play love interests on the show ... looks like they took the romance off-camera too.

As for the now-exes, they've been married since 1995 ... and have 4 daughters together. We reached out to Ewan for further comment ... so far, no word back.

Dr. Phil Accident Victim Lashes Out, Lawyers Up

10/22/2017 7:20 AM PDT

10:39 AM PT -- A rep for Dr. Phil tells TMZ ... the doc spoke with the man who was hit at the time of the accident and was assured he was fine. They add ... if LAPD has any more questions, Dr. Phil will gladly speak with them ... as he believes he was operating well within the law.The skateboarder Dr. Phil hit Friday is pulling out all the stops ... going after Phil and threatening a lawsuit.

TMZ broke the story ... Phil was coming out of a Universal City parking lot Friday when he impatiently attempted to pass a van, striking the 20 something skateboarder.  Cops say Phil stopped, the guy told him he was fine, they shook hands and the Doc left.

The skateboarder, Terrence Bembury, is now aggressively going after Phil.  He posted, "he never got out of the car, checked too see if I was injured, didn't even ask for my name."  Cops dispute that and say Bembury told them he told Phil he was fine, and only later said he wasn't.

Bembury also says, "cops told me he needed to stay until cops came."  Police tell us that's not true, because after the skateboarder said he was fine and there was no damage or injury, Phil was free to leave.  

Bembury posted a pic of a hospital room, saying, "Than Dr. Phil ... It felt amazing getting hit by your Mercedes ... Now I'm going on two days of missing work ... Smh.  I meet with my Lawyer Monday." 

And he goes on ... "This is a 100% winnable vase (sic) since Dr. PHIL ran a stop sign and was in the wrong lane of traffic."  He's right on one count ... cops reviewed surveillance video and say Phil was in the wrong.  Now Bembury needs to prove he was injured and out money.

'Y&TR' Star Kristoff St. John Allegedly Threatened to Shoot Himself

10/22/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

11:56 AM PT --  A rep for Mia St. John tells TMZ, Mia -- Kristoff's ex-wife -- is NOT the one who called police or got the photos of him holding a gun to his head.'Young and The Restless' star Kristoff St. John was hospitalized and placed under psychiatric evaluation after allegedly threatening to kill himself with a gun.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ...  an ex of Kristoff's called cops Thursday evening and told them Kristoff had been sending her photos showing the soap star holding a gun to his head. 

When cops arrived, they confiscated 2 guns and placed Kristoff under a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation. Sources close to Kristoff tell us the 2-year anniversary of his son Julian's suicide is fast approaching -- November 23 -- and that had him very, very upset.

Kristoff's ex set up the "El Saber es Poder" ("Knowledge is Power") Foundation to battle mental illness following Julian's death. 

'Love and Hip Hop Hollywood' Drops Hazel-E!!! But Not Over Homophobic Rant, Axe Fell 2 Weeks Ago

10/20/2017 1:12 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Love and Hip Hop Hollywood" is done with Hazel-E -- she's been dropped from the hit show, but producers claim it's NOT because she said all gays should burn in hell.

A spokesperson for VH1 and the show's producers, Monami and Eastern, say they collectively decided not to pick up Hazel's option for the next season of 'LHHH' -- but the decision was made on Oct. 4. That's a full 2 weeks before Hazel and her boyfriend went on a heinously homophobic social media rant.

Sources connected to production tell us Hazel had already worn out her welcome by the time she made the remark about gays and the Bible. We're told she pissed off producers back in September, during the reunion show taping, which is why they pulled the plug.

As we reported, 'LHH' creator Mona Scott-Young was infuriated by Hazel's verbal attack, and made sure VH1 knew it ... perhaps to squash any possibility of bringing her back.

Mr. Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys' Won't Be Recast Post-Season 12 ... After John Dunsworth Death

10/20/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jim Lahey will return to Sunnyvale Trailer Park in the upcoming season of "Trailer Park Boys" -- but the character won't be back after that ... TMZ has learned.

Sources involved in the production tell us John Dunsworth's character will not be recast after season 12. We're told Dunsworth completed filming for the season before his death this week.

We're told producers believe Dunsworth is irreplaceable in that role, and it would damage the franchise to put another actor in the role.

Dunsworth played the drunken cop-turned-security guard on 'Boys' since its debut in 2001.

As we reported ... Dunsworth's died Monday after a brief and unexpected illness. He was 71.

'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon Felony Arrest for Dragging Down GF by Her Hair

10/18/2017 4:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Buffy the Vampire' star Nicholas Brendon ended up back in handcuffs, and posing for yet another mug shot after an alleged drunken attack on his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Brendon and the woman were at a Palm Springs hotel bar on October 12 when she got up to go back to their room. We're told Nicholas sat her back down by yanking her arm.

She got up again, but this time Brendon -- who's had numerous arrests in recent years -- pulled her down by her hair ... according to law enforcement. We're told a hotel employee called cops, who arrested Brendon for felony domestic violence.

We've reached out to a rep for Nicholas, who had no comment. 

Kim Zolciak Don't Robe Me the Wrong Way

10/18/2017 9:58 AM PDT

Kim Zolciak unveiled a new way to avoid pat downs at TSA -- just leave very little to the imagination. She also unveiled her boobs ... almost. 

The 'RHOA' star looked like she'd just rolled out of bed -- rocking nothing but jeans and a bathrobe -- as she caught a flight out of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport. The robe was hanging on for dear life too. 

She's notoriously known for being tardy, especially for flights, so we get why she'd try to save time.

Kim was en route to Gucci Mane's wedding in Miami. He tied the knot Tuesday night at an all-white affair, where Kim actually covered up her girls more ... but just a bit more.  

Harvey Weinstein Could Be Silenced and Booted From TWC Board Meeting

10/16/2017 3:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein could be cut off at the knees at Tuesday's Board of Directors meeting, because there are signs the Board might fire him ... which we're told would guarantee litigation.

Harvey, who is still a member of the Board despite being fired from The Weinstein Co., plans to participate in Tuesday's meeting via speakerphone -- he's currently in Arizona for rehab.

As we reported, Weinstein and his lawyer, Patty Glaser, plan to challenge his firing, claiming there was no basis to remove him from the company based on his Oct. 2015 employment contract.

A source from TWC tells TMZ, "Harvey's role in the meeting will be very limited." We know that's not Weinstein's intention -- he and Glaser plan to fight the firing tooth and nail.

Our Harvey Weinstein sources smell a rat, and believe the Board may start the meeting with a motion to kick him off the Board. If that happens, they can disconnect the speakerphone and kick Glaser out of the boardroom. 

If that happens, there would be no debate over Weinstein's firing, but our sources say it would guarantee a lawsuit. Based on what we know from the contract, Weinstein might have to go to arbitration, but his side believes if the Board fights dirty they'd want this to end up in court.

'Trailer Park Boys' Jim Lahey Dead at 71

10/16/2017 3:32 PM PDT
Breaking News

"Trailer Park Boys" actor John F. Dunsworth -- who played Jim Lahey on the show -- has died.

Dunsworth's daughter told a Canadian outlet her father died after a brief and unexpected illness.

John was a part of the show's original cast, and played a former cop-turned-security supervisor at Sunnyvale Trailer Park. 

He broke into show biz as a casting director in the late '80s before making it big on the Canadian comedy. "Trailer Park Boys" has been on air for 11 seasons.

Dunsworth was 71.

R.I.P.

Mark Salling Cut His Wrists Before Plea Bargain

10/16/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mark Salling hurt himself in a suicide attempt a month and a half before striking a plea deal in his child porn case ... TMZ has learned.

We're told the "Glee" star was in the bedroom of his L.A. area home on August 22 when he cut both of his wrists. We're told Mark "freaked out" and screamed for his roommate, who discovered him bleeding and called 911.

Paramedics rushed to the home where they treated Mark, put him in an ambulance and took him to the hospital.

We're told Mark was taken for psychiatric evaluation, and days later, was taken to a rehab facility for psychological issues.

Mark's arms are scarred, which is apparently why he's been wearing long sleeves in the Los Angeles heat.

As we reported, Salling copped a plea in his child porn case earlier this month ... a case that was filed after cops found more than 50,000 images of child porn and child erotica on his personal computer.

The prosecution recommended 4 to 7 years in prison under the plea deal. The judge has yet to impose a sentence.

Mark's lawyer denies the story but will not say which details are incorrect, adding, "Mark is physically fine and Mark is spending his time atoning and working on himself."

Daymond John Mark Cuban for President ... I Approve This Message!!!

10/16/2017 6:39 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mark Cuban just got a ringing endorsement for President from old pal Daymond John ... who couldn't stop singing the guy praises.

We got Daymond outside Craig's Sunday night where the baller "Shark Tank" star ran down a list of reasons why he's hopping on the "Cuban for President" train. Remember ... Mark's seriously flirting with the idea, and if Trump can win, anything's possible.

Check it out ... Daymond says Mark's innate ability to relate and care about people makes him the perfect candidate. It's so eloquently said he's now got us thinking ... Daymond for Veep?!

'Black-ish' Star Deon Cole 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Ban Sorry Ass Attempt to Wipe Our History

10/16/2017 7:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Black-ish" star Deon Cole is FUMING after learning "To Kill a Mockingbird" was banned in the South and makes no bones about it -- it's a blatant attack on African-American history.

We got Deon at LAX where we told him about about the ban that went down in Biloxi, Mississippi where the school board there removed the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic from its reading list because the language -- littered with N-words as it was set in the 1930s -- made people uncomfortable.

But Deon's calling BS ... saying banning the book is a clear attempt to cleanse American history.

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