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'GoT' Actor Liam Cunningham Betting on Me to Survive ... That's a Dangerous Game!!!

7/23/2017 1:25 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Game of Thrones" actor Liam Cunningham has some potentially spoiler-filled advice about betting on his character to last on the show ... but you know you want to hear it.

We got Liam -- aka Ser Davos Seaworth -- on L Street in San Diego heading to Comic-Con festivities Saturday ... and our guy tells him he's banking on Davos to survive. Watch for yourself ... but it certainly doesn't seem like a lock.

Betting on ANYONE to survive on HBO's hit show is about as wise as using a fork to fight a White Walker, though. Plus, if Ed Sheeran can pop up with a singing cameo ... anything can happen.

We don't have to wait long to see what's next for Davos ... 'Thrones' airs Sunday night at 9.

Sean Spicer McCarthy On 'SNL' Not So Funny ... More Malicious & Stupid

7/22/2017 6:51 AM PDT

Sean Spicer was not laughing along with America when Melissa McCarthy did her impressions of him -- in fact, he says she went "over the line."

Spicer talked to Sean Hannity, hours after resigning from his gig as White House Press Secretary, and admitted he found some of the 'SNL' skits to be "malicious." He threw a tiny jab at Melissa saying other late night TV jokes made him laugh.

Spicey said he CAN take a joke, just not the ones that turn "mean."

He couldn't have been referring to the motorized podium, right?

'Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison Don't Invest In O.J. Stuff

7/21/2017 1:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nothing hurts the value of an autograph like murder ... which is why O.J. Simpson's got a big problem on his hands, so says "Pawn Stars" honcho Rick Harrison.

With Simpson arguably more famous now than ever before, the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs weeknights on FS1) asked Harrison if he expects a spike in demand for O.J. stuff.

But Harrison says the exact opposite will happen -- and says if Juice is planning on making crazy money doing autograph signings at sports collectors shows ... he's BADLY mistaken.

'The Affair' Ruth Wilson's Body Double Sues ... I Was Humiliated, Fired

7/20/2017 5:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The woman who body doubled for "The Affair" star, Ruth Wilson, was objectified and humiliated in front of the crew, and then fired for complaining about it ... according to her lawsuit.

Ashlynn Alexander filed suit against Showtime because she believes she got canned in September 2015 after reporting what she calls sexual harassment. In docs, obtained by TMZ, she says the assistant director posted the call sheet for a scene, and referred to her as "Alison Sexytime Double" on the doc. If you don't watch (you should) Ruth's character is named Alison, and she's frequently naked.

Ashlynn confronted the AD in a meeting, and says he admitted the language was inappropriate -- but belittled her, saying she could easily be replaced. Six days later, she was fired.

According to the suit, Showtime's excuse was Ashlynn's hair color wasn't a good match anymore. She calls BS on that because she always wore a wig for the role.

She's suing the network's production company and the AD. Showtime had no comment.

O.J. Simpson Fellow Inmates Tuning In To See If He Walks Free

7/20/2017 9:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

O.J. Simpson will have the prisoners at Lovelock Correctional Center sitting on the edge of their seats.

Law enforcement officials tell us Simpson's fellow inmates at the Nevada prison will have TV time when the parole hearing begins. While they can watch whatever they want ... we're told prison officials expect Simpson's hearing to be in high demand.

No popcorn or snacks will be served. It's still prison, after all.

One law enforcement source told us, while interest is high in what happens to O.J. -- they do expect some inmates to pass because it's a sunny day. Good time to hit the yard. 

You, on the other hand, can watch it right here ... TMZ will live stream the parole hearing.

Ryan Seacrest Finally Lands New 'Idol' Gig

7/20/2017 8:11 AM PDT

Ryan Seacrest can start practicing his "THIS ... is American Idol" line again ... he's finally inked his deal to return as host after months of intense negotiations.

Ryan confirmed the news Thursday on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" ... saying he was excited to return, and likened it to getting back in a relationship after an abrupt breakup.

TMZ broke the story ... Ryan was aiming for somewhere between $10 and $15 million, but the huge hangup was getting the coveted executive producer credit. Sources involved tell us he did not get the title, and his payday will be closer to $10 mil.

There were also logistical challenges. Ryan -- as first reported by TMZ -- would fly back and forth from NYC to L.A. to shoot 'A.I.' ... but a plan was hashed out so none of his jobs would be affected ... including his radio gig.

'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo Gets Thunderous Warning From Above! Don't Talk Dead Celebs & Politicians!

7/19/2017 6:43 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The "Long Island Medium" aka Theresa Caputo is usually the one talking to dead people but Tuesday the man up above was doing the talking after thunder struck out of nowhere.

The video's a little eerie ... Theresa had just arrived at Reagan National Airport in D.C. where she nearly brought a fan to tears. When we asked her if she ever talks to dead celebs or politicians ... Theresa got a sign from the heavens she should keep her mouth shut.

Coincidence?

Ryan Seacrest Still No 'Idol' Deal But ... Singers Find Him

7/18/2017 5:39 PM PDT

Ryan Seacrest may have found the next American Idol ... on the subway in NYC.

The morning talk show co-host was using public transpo Tuesday when a guy busted out a rousing rendition of "Stand by Me" ... so he started recording. The presumed host of the 'A.I.' reboot didn't seem to know all the words, but still enjoyed the show.

Ryan got a gentle reminder at the end, though -- this ain't an 'Idol' audition ... and filmed performances ain't free.

He should be able to afford it ... he's expected to bank $10-15 million to join the 'A.I.' team.

Voice of 'Winnie the Pooh' Chill Out, China ... Prez Memes Are Flattering

7/18/2017 4:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

China's Internet crackdown on memes comparing President Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh is a major overreaction not worthy of even a bother ... according to the guy who gives Pooh a voice.

Jim Cummings -- the voice of Pooh since the '80s -- told us China and Prez Xi are taking the comparison all wrong, because it's actually a good thing. 

The memes started with a side-by-side image of Pooh and Tigger with a 2013 pic of Xi and President Obama -- and took off from there. Well, up until the government started blocking the images on all public sites and forums.

Jim, who also voices Tigger, advises a smackerel of Pooh's favorite food to calm the sitch -- but with nearly 1.5 billion people ... might take more than that.

Ed Sheeran 'GoT' Trolls Win ... Deletes Twitter Account

7/18/2017 7:44 AM PDT

9:15 AM PT -- Ed reactivated his account. Looks like he's starting fresh by deleting tweets all the way back to April 3, 2015 and only with about 8k followers.Ed Sheeran got beat like Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards -- enough "Game of Thrones" fans lit him up for his singing cameo that he's bowed out of the Twittersphere.

Ed deleted his 19.6 million-strong account Monday night after haters bombarded him with criticism for the very brief scene -- which many thought was too real for the fantasy world of 'GoT.'

Ed did say he'd be quitting Twitter about a month ago, but the timing is still a little suspect. His other social media pages are intact.

Important note for the haters ... his performance couldn't have been that bad since Sunday's season 7 premiere broke HBO's viewership record ... up 27% from last year's premiere.

Larry David Hilariously Mocks Howie Mandel With Assist from Doc Rivers

7/17/2017 10:58 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's what you need to know about this video ... 

Howie Mandel and Larry David both have a "thing" when it comes to shaking hands. 

Howie's got mysophobia and won't do it because of the germs. Larry's not a huge fan of handshaking either. 

So, when they were leaving Craig's the other day after a meal with Doc Rivers, the group was discussing the proper way to say goodbye ... shake or no shake? 

It's pretty funny stuff. Almost makes ya feel like you're living in an episode of 'Curb.'

Ed Sheeran 'GoT' Cameo Gets Mixed Reviews Mostly For Randomness

7/17/2017 7:46 AM PDT

Ed Sheeran didn't stray far from his lane for his "Game of Thrones" debut, but not everyone is convinced he deserves two thumbs up for the performance.

Sheeran's brief appearance on the show is now one of the most talked about things about Sunday night's season 7 premiere. The reviews are mixed ... which is weird since he had a trivial role and stuck mostly to singing ... by a campfire, while eating rabbit.

Word of Sheeran's cameo role came out back in March -- and the show's had a bunch of other musicians on it like Coldplay's Will Champion and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody. So, maybe expectations were just too high.

Something tells us Ed would've had a chart topper in Westeros.

Ryan Phillippe Thumbs-Up! But My Leg's So Busted

7/17/2017 6:57 AM PDT

9:21 AM -- Ryan just tweeted the injury is the result of a freak accident, NOT an injury he suffered doing a stunt or anywhere near the set of "Shooter."Ryan Phillippe's learning the hard way ... breaking a leg as an actor ain't always a good thing.

The "Shooter" star is laid up in a hospital bed with his right leg bandaged up -- also looks like he has a cast around his ankle. It's unclear what he broke, but based on the hardware fixed on the leg ... we're guessing there was some surgery involved.

No word if it's a work related injury, but Ryan captioned the pic, "I'm going to be ok and I appreciate your concern." A few hours later he changed his tune a bit, tweeting, "this sucks."

More pain meds, please.

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