Tim Meadows WENT OFF on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend -- saying he'll NEVER WATCH THE SHOW AGAIN after they excluded him from a throwback sketch.
Meadows -- who appeared on the show from 1991 to 2001 -- swore off the show after watching the "Brasky Bar Guys" bit ... a reoccurring sketch he often appeared in during his time with the show.
Meadows tweeted: "They did Brasky without me" ... adding, "Not even a 'hey would you want to come to do one line and bring your kids to see the 5 directions...?' Nothing... Wow..."
"I will never watch SNL again."
Meadows also explained why he thinks he's persona non grata -- and it traces back to his movie, "The Ladies Man."
"Sorry the ladies man bombed," Meadows wrote ... "If it would have done better they wouldn't treat me like a red-headed step child."
After the rant, Tim cooled down and seemed to back off his comments ... saying, "I'm not mad at the show. I know what it takes to produce those sketches in a short amount of time. I talked to a friend on the show who said it WAS a last minute sketch."
"I acted like a baby. I'm happy for all of my friends success and will always be grateful and proud to have been a part of SNL. That being said don't forget to see 'Anchorman 2' coming soon to a theater near you."
Fun Fact: "The Ladies Man" bombed so bad it took SNL 10 years to make another movie.
I Got Asperger Syndrome
12/8/2013 10:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Susan Boyle has announced she was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome sometime last year ... but says the whole thing has been one big blessing in disguise.
The "Britain's Got Talent" star made the announcement Sunday with the UK Guardian ... telling them her diagnosis was a relief -- because people will finally get a "greater understanding" of who she is.
Susan says she struggles with relationship and communicative difficulties -- but getting a grasp on her Asperger's will help her deal with those sitations better.
For those unaware -- Asperger's is a mild form of autism.
Susan adds, "Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself."
I Got Screwed Out of BOTH New 'Hercules' Movies
12/7/2013 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Sorbo may be the most famous "Hercules" ever ... but the guys making two new flicks about the Greek God want nothing to do with him -- this according to the actor himself.
Sorbo was blowing out of LAX Saturday when we asked if he'd be in either of the "Hercules" movies coming out next year -- one starring The Rock, the other starring Kellan Lutz.
The 55-year old actor sadly informs our photog both sets of producers blew off his agent when they reached out to make it happen ... and it's painfully clear he's bitter about the whole thing.
Cameo or not ... Sorbo still gives his opinion on which Herc will reign supreme at the box-office.
Check out the clip for his answer.
'Naked & Afraid' Star
Catches Dengue Fever in Panama Jungle
Nearly Bleeds to Death
12/7/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A female survival expert who appeared on "Naked & Afraid" is currently recovering from DENGUE FEVER -- and nearly died -- after contracting the virus in a Panama jungle, TMZ has learned.
45-year-old Manu Toigo was bit by a mosquito back in September, while filming her episode (which airs this weekend on the Discovery Channel).
At first, Manu says she didn't think twice about the bug bite ... until she arrived back in L.A. days later and began to experience a severe headache between the eyes. The headache progressed to a fever, then nosebleeds and gum bleeding, then she couldn't even stand up.
Doctors initially told Manu she was anemic, but things only got worse -- and she was forced to go back to the hospital, where they finally diagnosed her with dengue hemorrhagic fever ... the worst form of dengue fever.
FYI, Dengue fever becomes "hemorrhagic" when the virus damages blood vessels to the point they hemmorhage internally. And the worst part -- there's no cure.
Manu says she got to the hospital just in time, and doctors kept a close eye on her -- pumping her with fluids and plasma -- so she was able to make a decent recovery. Manu spent a total of 2 weeks in the hospital and is now in physical therapy, trying to get back on her feet. She says she's still in agonizing pain all over her body.
But if you're wondering if she regrets going on the show ... Manu says, "Hell no ... most epic experience I could ever have done."
'Baywatch' Star's Alleged Stalker
Restraining Order Denied
Bolts From Courthouse
12/6/2013 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Baywatch" star Alexandra Paul just scored a victory in court ... because a judge SHUT DOWN her alleged stalker -- DENYING the woman's request for a permanent restraining order against Paul.
This is a crazy story -- as we reported, Alexandra claims Nicole Albrecht began stalking her back in 2011 ... showing up at her home, and a community pool where Alexandra trains.
Alexandra and Nicole eventually got temporary restraining orders against each other -- and today Nicole attempted to get a permanent one.
No dice ... the judge shot Nicole down -- and she ran from the courthouse with a hood over her face ... refusing to answer our questions about the case.
Alexandra -- who already has a permanent restraining order against Albrecht -- did talk to us after today's hearing.
Original 'Sound of Music' Actress
Live Special Was 'Painful to Watch'
12/6/2013 7:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gretl Von Trapp from the original "The Sound of Music" movie was left "mystified and disappointed" after last night's live remake on NBC ... and says Carrie Underwood TOTALLY BOMBED!!
Gretl a.k.a. Kym Karath met up with former co-star Charmian Carr (Liesl Von Trapp) to watch the special last night ... but their excitement deflated once "Sound" started.
During the special Kym tweeted, "Mystified & disappointed so far by SOM special. So far only happy with Stephen Moyer" ... then followed up by saying, "Must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch."
That's when Karath kicked things up a notch by roasting Underwood's performance adding, "Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong."
For what it's worth ... the special brought in HUGE ratings for NBC with 18.5 million viewers.
HUGE FIGHT BREAKS OUT
... at NYC Premiere Party
12/6/2013 6:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a shocker ... there was a huge fight at the "Mob Wives" premiere party in NYC last night -- with flying bottles, police and broken bones, TMZ has learned.
Sources involved with the situation tell TMZ ... it all started when the BF of new cast member Natalie Guercio (pictured below) got into a verbal argument with another partygoer ... and things quickly escalated.
We're told more than ten people started fighting in the middle of the venue ... and multiple sources tell us glass bottles were fired across the party.
One source tells us one of the partygoers suffered a broken ankle in the melee ... but we haven't been able to confirm that. We do know one person was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Law enforcement tells us ... someone called police around 10:48 PM ... but by the time cops arrived, the fight was over.
FYI -- the whole thing went down at Greenhouse ... which is located in the same building where the Chris Brown vs. Drake bottle-smashing brawl broke out back in 2012.
My Ass Says That Crappy Sofa's Gotta Go
12/5/2013 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan won't put her ass on just any piece of furniture ... that's why she packed up her crappy old sofa and banished it from her swanky NYC apartment.
A moving truck and crew pulled up to Lilo's chi-chi SoHo crib yesterday -- which led to speculation she was moving out -- but sources tell us they were simply there to load up the old couch and deliver a brand spankin' new one.
Sources say Lindsay's been living in the $16,000 a month pad while shooting her docu-series for Oprah Winfrey's cable network -- so the apartment doubles as a set for the show.
We're told ... Lindsay's locked into a 2-year lease on the place ... so she might as well get comfortable.
I'm Turning 90
And I Could STILL Beat Adam Sandler's Ass!!
12/5/2013 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Price is Right" legend Bob Barker is turning the big 9-0 next week ... but he tells TMZ, despite his age, he could still put a serious hurtin' on Adam Sandler.
Barker went out to a pre-bday dinner at Antonio's Restaurant on Melrose last night and told us he's excited about entering his 10th decade ... "I only have to wait ten years and I'll be 100!"
Bob says this birthday is extra special because, "It takes a long time to become 90."
And even though he says he only feels 85, Barker insists he could still recreate that great fight scene from "Happy Gilmore" ... telling us Adam couldn't even take Regis Philbin!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB ... and remember to have your pets spayed or neutered.
Me and My Hubby Want Kids
... and I Want Some POWER!!
12/5/2013 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sam Champion is leaving ABC's "Good Morning America" partly because he and his hubby want to start a family and partly because of his thirst to become a honcho ... ABC sources tell TMZ.
Our sources ... who are extremely familiar with the situation ... say Sam has been chronically unhappy at GMA. We're told he wanted his own show -- badly-- but ABC execs weren't biting.
So, Sam jumped to the Weather Channel (which is co-owned by NBC), where he will anchor the network's new flagship morning show and also serve as managing editor.
Our sources say Sam wanted to be the one who replaced Larry King at CNN and he was shocked when he wasn't tapped. As one source put it, "Sam loves power, and becoming managing editor (of the Weather Channel) gives him that."
Oh, by the way, our NBC sources say Al Roker -- NOT a Sam fan -- is "pissed" his Weather Channel show will be Sam's lead-in.
Another reason Sam bailed from GMA is that he and his husband want kids and the hubby refuses to leave Florida (GMA is in NYC).
We're told Sam will be spending about half his time in Miami so the kids will know his face in person and not just on the tube. As for moolah, we're told its a lateral move. Our sources say Sam was pulling in around $2.5 mil at GMA and he'll be making around the same at the Weather Channel.
$2.5 mil for weather ... now THAT'S making it rain!!!
So Long Trophy Wife ...
Husband Files for Divorce
12/3/2013 11:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Trophy Wife" star Malin Akerman is on the fast track to becoming a Trophy Divorcee -- TMZ has learned, her husband has filed for divorce.
Roberto Zincone filed the docs in L.A. the day before Thanksgiving.
The couple announced they were separating just one day prior -- a mere 7 months after Malin gave birth to their son Sebastian -- and immediately, everyone assumed Malin would be the one filing the papers because ... let's face it, she's the hot one.
So the fact that Roberto filed is pretty shocking.
Malin and Roberto -- who played the drums in Malin's old band The Petalstones -- got married in 2007 in Italy ... but now, finito.
I've Got A PIMPED OUT GIFT
for My Ex-Wife's Baby
12/3/2013 8:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL star Chad Johnson tells TMZ Sports ... he's so PUMPED his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada is pregnant with another dude's child, he's already picked out a very stylish and expensive gift for the kid.
As we reported ... Lozada is 6-months preggers but she's keeping the identity of the sperm provider a secret.
Still, Chad tells us ... "[I'm] super happy for her, I will always love her and wish her nothing but the best. I have unisex Louboutin infant spikes ready as my gift."
Jock translation -- when Chad says "spikes," he doesn't mean cleats ... he's referring to the Louboutin's signature rhinestone look.
As far as Chad's relationship with the "Basketball Wives" star, which ended after a domestic violence incident -- Johnson says, "No communication with her in over a year and the father doesn’t matter, I just need to style and dress the baby.”
'Wheel Of Fortune'
We Feel TERRIBLE About Last Night's 'Fast & Furious' Puzzle
12/3/2013 7:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
File this one under: OOOPS.
"Wheel of Fortune" aired an episode last night that featured a puzzle with the answer "The Fast and the Furious" ... just days after Paul Walker died ... and now the show is in full spin mode.
During the show, producers ran a crawl on the top of the screen that read, "This episode was taped a few weeks ago, prior to the tragic passing of 'The Fast and the Furious' actor Paul Walker."
After the show aired, Pat Sajak tweeted, "Feel terrible about timing of 'Fast & Furious' puzzle tonight. Taped long ago & went out to 200 local stations days ago."
Still, it's unclear why producers didn't simply pull the episode to run at a later date.