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Ben Affleck Hot and Bothered After Grilling on Colbert

11/17/2017 11:33 AM PST

This is the face Ben Affleck had after getting GRILLED by Stephen Colbert.

Ben was leaving the 'Late Show' studio Thursday night where he was promoting his new flick, "Justice League." Everything seemed fine and dandy ... until Colbert brought up Harvey Weinstein.

Seems the subject threw off Ben, who then got grilled about his own sexual misconduct. You'll recall Ben apologized for apparently groping a former MTV host in 2003. Another video surfaced showing him in 2004 getting handsy with a Canadian TV host.

The subject's clearly got him heated.

David Otunga Pulls Out of WWE 'Survivor Series' ... In Wake of J-Hud Split

11/17/2017 10:29 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

David Otunga will no longer be a part of WWE's coverage of 'Survivor Series' on Sunday ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Otunga is a regular as a host/commentator for WWE events and he was scheduled to work the pay-per-view event Sunday ... one of the biggest WWE events of the year. 

But sources close to Otunga tell us he wants to focus on the intense child custody fight with Jennifer Hudson ... and decided to pull out of 'Survivor Series' coverage. 

As we previously reported, Hudson has declared legal war on Otunga -- accusing him of domestic abuse -- and making a play to have majority custody of their 8-year-old son. 

We're told Otunga is denying the allegations and vows to fight for the right to co-parent their child. 

Bill Hader Separated, Headed for Divorce

11/17/2017 10:08 AM PST
Breaking News

'SNL' alum Bill Hader and his wife, Maggie Carey, are separated and getting ready to file divorce docs after 11 years of marriage ... TMZ has confirmed.

The couple's been separated since July, and although they haven't made it official yet it sounds like a done deal. They got married in 2006, and have 3 kids -- Hannah, Harper and Hayley. The Haders were big on H's.    

Maggie is a director who's worked on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and 'Last Man On Earth.'

People first reported the breakup. 

'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' Shocking Fan Scam Fake $35,000 Tickets!!!

11/17/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' fans are getting scammed into dropping tens of thousands of dollars for a prized ticket to the China show ... and we've learned the tickets aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

We did some digging and found out the company behind the show is not selling tickets ... the real tickets are free by invitation only.  

The Chinese equivalent to eBay is now littered with offers to purchase tickets ... we found the rock-bottom price was $7,000 and the highest was a staggering $35,000 which supposedly got you a seat in the first 5 rows. And get this for audacious ... the $35k includes a phantom afterparty.

Other fake listings promise front row seats and claim Taylor Swift and Harry Styles will be performing. Not true.

Producers are trying to scrub the fake offers from the online marketplace, but they're still up.

The 2017 'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' will air November 28 on CBS.

Ric Flair Sues Ex-Manager You Stole My '30 for 30' Money!

11/17/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ric Flair claims he was supposed to pocket $25,000 for the ESPN "30 for 30" special on his life -- but his manager stole the money ... and now he's out for legal justice. 

Nature Boy is suing Legacy Talent and Entertainment -- the management company he used from 2009 until October 2017. 

Flair says he had a feeling something fishy was going down behind the scenes so he hired a lawyer to investigate his finances ... and realized he was missing huge amounts of cash. 

Among the missing money ... Flair says he learned Legacy Talent had received $25,000 from First Row Films, the production company behind Flair's "30 for 30" special. Flair claims he was never informed of the payment nor was given his cut. 

He also noticed a $12,000 royalty advance from Jake's Fireworks -- a company he signed an endorsement deal with earlier this year. 

Flair says he reached out to Legacy to find out why he never got the money and was told they were using the funds to pay legal bills. Flair is calling BS, saying he never authorized Legacy to do that. 

Flair says he's owed at least $46,000 -- and he wants his money back, asap. 

History Channel's 'Vikings' Cast Grants Sick Kid's Wish ... Be Ragnar for a Day!

11/17/2017 12:10 AM PST
Exclusive Details

The folks who play deadly vikings on the hit History Channel show are actually softies at heart -- 'cause they turned a sick little boy into their fearless leader for a day.

Many members of the "Vikings" cast and crew helped grant the wish of a 7-year-old in Ireland this week who's got stage 4 cancer. His name is Max, and he's part of Aoibheann's Pink Tie foundation -- a similar institution to the U.S.'s Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Production folks tell TMZ Max was told he only has a few months left to live, and his dying wish was to be Ragnar for a day -- the main character on the show. Some cast and crew caught wind of this, and decided to help him out by bringing him on set. 

Before long, Max was turned into a mini Ragnar -- with a whole "Vikings" costume and everything. We're told his makeup and hair were actually done by the show's crew.

Max got to hang with a lot of the big players from the series -- which is currently filming in Ireland -- while Skyping with others. He also got to kick some ass, viking-style.

From what we can tell, the real Ragnar would be proud. 

Jeffrey Tambor Accused of Sexual Harassment Again ... This Time by 'Transparent' Actor

11/16/2017 7:02 PM PST
Breaking News

Jeffrey Tambor is once again facing allegations of sexual harassment ... and once again by a person who happens to be transgender.

Fellow "Transparent" actor Trace Lysette -- who plays Shea on the Amazon TV series -- claims Tambor made lewd, sexually suggestive and unwelcome remarks to her several times, and once pressed up against her during a break in filming in a "sexually aggressive manner" ... according to Deadline.

Tambor -- who's already being investigated by Amazon for harassment claims made by his ex-assistant -- admits he can be "ill-tempered" and a difficult person to work with, but denies any predatory behavior.

Tambor also apologized, saying ... "I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express.”

Lysette has reportedly not filed an official complaint with Amazon, but the company plans to add the new allegations to its current investigation.

It's interesting timing -- reports Thursday suggested "Transparent" writers were prepping for next season to be without Tambor, even before claims made by Lysette.

Keegan-Michael Key Divorce Finalized Shelling Out TON$

11/16/2017 10:18 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Keegan-Michael Key is officially a single man ... but it's gonna cost him boatloads of cash.

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Keegan's gonna have to shell out $34k per month in spousal support to Cynthia Blaise and he'll have to kick in an additional 21% of his gross income on anything he earns above $2.153 million a year, but she's capped out at $700k per year.

But it doesn't end there. Keegan also cut her a check for $655k to even out the division of assets. She also gets to keep a timeshare in Mexico and her Subaru Crosstrek.

It's not all bad news for the former "Key & Peele" star. He gets to keep his Tesla and several bank accounts. And even though he's gotta shell out a ton of cash, he doesn't seem the least bit worried ... seeing as he appears to already be engaged. 

TMZ broke the story ... the "Friends from College" star filed for divorce in January of 2016. They had no children.

'Scorpion' Actor Sues The 'T-1000' Messed Me Up Bad During Physical Scene

11/15/2017 5:53 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Robert Patrick did a real number on one of his "Scorpion" co-stars ... at least according to a lawsuit the actor's filed against Patrick and the show.

David Fabrizio, who had a recurring role on the CBS hit drama, says he was shooting a scene that involved him getting physical with Patrick, but the scene went SNAFU. According to the docs, Patrick -- best known as the T-1000 in "Terminator 2" -- "negligently struck" Fabrizio from behind. 

In the docs, Fabrizio says he suffered severe injuries which required expensive medical treatments. He was not specific about his injuries, but says he's consulting with surgeons.

He's suing Patrick, CBS Television Studios, the stunt coordinator and the producers for his medical bills and damages.

We've reached out to Patrick's reps and the show ... so far no word back.

Darius McCrary Can't Afford Child Support ... I'm Making Next to Nothing!!!

11/15/2017 2:34 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Darius McCrary is struggling so hard to get a role, he's only made $500 over the last year ... according to docs he's filed. 

Darius says he can no longer afford to pay child support to his estranged wife, Tammy Brawner. In the docs he says his most recent acting gig was a 7-day shoot that paid him $125/day -- but he's still waiting on the paycheck.

He also says he still owes the IRS $90k.

The "Family Matters" star says he's so down and out he's had to move in with his aunt and uncle. As for seeing their daughter -- he says he can't afford to pay the fee for the court-appointed monitor. His visits have to be monitored because he and Tammy have restraining orders against each other.

He's asking the court to cut him a break on child support, and to grant him unmonitored visits with his kid.

Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Co. Sued By Women Who Claim Massive Cover-Up

11/15/2017 7:31 AM PST

The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein have been slapped with a class action lawsuit, claiming the Company had a long-running practice of isolating and blacklisting Weinstein's alleged victims and covering up his alleged predatory tactics.

The suit was brought on behalf of "all women who met with Harvey Weinstein in person to audition for or to discuss involvement in a project to be produced or distributed by The Weinstein Company." The lawsuit says the women number in the dozens and possibly the hundreds.

The suit purports to represent, among others, Mira Sorvino, Sophie Dix, Emma de Caunes, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Daryl Hannah, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paz de la Huerta.

The suit lists some of the alleged sexual assaults, including a woman Weinstein allegedly met with and ordered to take her dress down and expose her breasts. The suit says when she refused, he angrily said she would never work in this town again. The suit claims Weinstein ended up locking her in a stairwell.

The suit claims TWC and Miramax -- also a defendant -- "has facilitated Weinstein's predatory behavior" employing things like honeypots -- female employees who would lure unsuspecting women up to Weinstein's hotel rooms.

The suit claims TWC had no problems with Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct as long as he was making money for the company.

'The Mick' Rips Off My 'Godmother' Script ... Famous Writer Sues

11/14/2017 6:10 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The FOX sitcom, "The Mick," was totally nicked from a veteran Hollywood writer who says there's hard proof right in the script ... according to the lawsuit he's filed.

Wyndham Lewis, who's written several seasons of "Nurse Jackie," says he wrote a script in 2015 for a show he called "The Godmother." It was about an irresponsible "black sheep" aunt who suddenly has to care for spoiled rich kids of white-collared criminals. Sound familiar? Yeah, it's the same theme as "The Mick," which stars Kaitlin Olson in the black sheep role. 

Lewis says he submitted his script to a FOX exec, named Jen Carreras, but ultimately never struck a deal. Fast forward to January 2016 when -- according to docs obtained by TMZ -- Lewis found out FOX was developing the show he calls a "rewrite" of his 'Godmother' script ... and Carreras was the development exec behind it.

Lewis believes he has a smoking gun, too. According to the suit, the script for a key scene in the FOX show contains a typo, referring to the main character, "Chip" as Grant. He says Grant is the name he gave that character in "The Godmother."

Translation: They changed the names to protect the guilty ... or so he claims.

Lewis is suing FOX -- which just ordered 7 more episodes of the show -- and 3 Arts Entertainment for at least $2 million.

Harvey Weinstein Sued for Allegedly Raping Actress ... At Beverly Hills Hotel

11/14/2017 3:08 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

An actress has just sued Harvey Weinstein, claiming he masturbated in front of her at a swanky Beverly Hills hotel and ultimately raped her.

The actress -- who is listed as Jane Doe in the lawsuit -- says she met Weinstein in 2011 and they attended events over the next few years. She does not describe the nature of the relationship.

She says in 2015 she met Weinstein at the Montage hotel to talk about a job on a show called "Marco Polo." She doesn't say, but presumably this happened in a hotel room. She says he gripped her wrists with one hand while using the other to masturbate in front of her until completion.

She goes on to say in 2016 she met him again at the Montage to "celebrate her upcoming role in 'Marco Polo.'" She says he excused himself, came back out in a bathrobe, grabbed her, threw her on the bed, pulled down her jeans and began orally copulating her. She says she pushed his head off and ordered him to stop. She says he then used his "massive weight and strength" to force himself on her, pushing his penis inside of her vagina without a condom.

She says she never actually got the "Marco Polo" role.

She is suing Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company -- she says the company was aware of his pattern of using the promise of jobs to coerce actresses to engage in sexual acts -- for sexual battery and gender violence.

Weinstein's rep tells us he denies any allegations of non-consensual sex. The rep adds, "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.”

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