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Christopher Mintz-Plasse I Got So Much Love For The HERO Chris Mintz

10/2/2015 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1002-christopher-mintz-plasse-christpher-mintz-TMZ-FACEBOOK-01Chris Mintz-Plasse, aka McLovin from "Superbad" ... is not the Chris Mintz who was shot 7 times Thursday while trying to stop the Oregon community college shooter.

Chris Mintz-Plasse, the actor, took to social media to address the case of mistaken identity. 

1002-sub-mintz-twitter-01The Oregon Chris Mintz is an army vet who remained in the hospital Friday recovering from his gunshot wounds and two broken legs.

Chris, the actor, says he's got nothing but love for Chris, the hero ... and has since re-routed all the well-deserved fan fare toward the correct Twitter and Facebook pages. 

Taylor Swift Pants on Fire!!! She Did Buy That $25 Million House

10/1/2015 9:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1001-taylor-swift-getty-01Taylor Swift scoffed at reports she didn't buy the legendary, $25 million, Samuel L. Goldwyn estate in Bev Hills, but we checked the tax records and the paper trail leads right to her doorstep!

Taylor went on social media Tuesday to shoot down stories she bought the late movie mogul's estate. She said, "What the press says I'm doing: Buying a Bev Hills mansion, getting married in an English castle. What I'm doing: Playing a show in St. Louis."

So we checked the property records. We found out today, Thursday, October 1, 2015, title to the estate changed hands from the seller to a company that's headquartered in Nashville. The address of the business goes right back to Taylor's Nashville address.


Chris Brown to Australia Forget Parents ... I Can Teach Kids About Domestic Violence

9/29/2015 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929-chris-brown-australia-getty-01Chris Brown is trying to convince the Australian government, he's better suited to teach kids about the horrors of domestic violence than their parents.

As we reported, the Australian government is strongly inclined to deny Brown entry into the country because of the Rihanna beating conviction, but they've invited the singer to make a case for entry.

Brown just tweeted, "The youth don't listen to parents nor do they listen to PSA's. The power that we have as Entertainers can change lives."

The problem ... his tweet is more about him and his right to move past the conviction than it is about domestic violence. He writes, "My life mistakes should be a wake up call for everyone. Showing the world that mistakes don't define you. Trying to prevent spousal abuse."

He might want to leave this one to the lawyers.


TV Network Uses Nazi Badge For Yom Kippur .... How Could You Nazi This?!

9/23/2015 6:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0923-wgn-yom-kippur-twitterLooks like WGN has some serious atoning to do today ... because for some reason, the network used infamous NAZI  imagery for a news story about Yom Kippur

Check out the graphic used during a segment about the Jewish high holiday on Tuesday night. That yellow star look familar???

Yeah, it's because it's the same yellow badge the Nazis forced the Jews to wear during the 1940s. 

A Chicago lawyer took notice and called out WGN -- writing, "Holy crap, @WGNNews, this is your stock photo for a Jewish holiday?? Nobody thought that's a bad choice of photo?"

WGN responded, "We are truly sorry for inadvertently using an offensive image in our story. We apologize and deeply regret the error."

Oy vey. 

Andy Samberg Vs. Andy Sandberg Haters, Get it Straight!!!

9/22/2015 4:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-samberg-sandberg-tmz-twitter-01You'd think having the name Andy Samberg has its perks -- after all, the 'SNL' vet just hosted the Emmys -- but it's turned a namesake into a target of hate. 

Andy Sandberg, a Tony Award-winning producer, says his Twitter account has been flooded since Sunday night by haters who went on a mission to trash Samberg for his jokes about Donald Trump and Kim Davis

0922-subasset-andy-sandberg-twitter-02Turns out Samberg the comedian doesn't tweet from his own Twitter account ... he uses The Lonely Island account. The real problem here ... people don't know how to spell Samberg's last name.

It's been going on for years ... Sandberg says he gets Samberg's fan mail and pleas to audition for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." He's even gotten a residual check ... but he didn't open it.

Sandberg also says he barely watched the Emmys. Join the crowd.


SNL's Pete Davidson Takes On Rannazzisi Over 9/11 Lie

9/16/2015 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0916-davidson-rannazzisi-tmz-instagram-01"The League" star Steve Rannazzisi -- who copped to lying about escaping the 9/11 attack -- just got publicly ripped by Pete Davidson from 'SNL' ... whose firefighter dad was killed on 9/11.

Appropriately, Davidson was one of the first celebs to react to Rannazzisi's confession that he lied for years about being in the World Trade Center. Pete sarcastically tweeted, "It's ok @SteveRannazzisi people make mistakes ... Can't wait to meet my dad for lunch later." 

Rannazzisi then stepped in a pile of s**t by replying, "thank you pete. i really appreciate it." 

That's when Pete owned him with a simple, "I think you missed the point." However, he added the whole thing sucks because he thinks Steve is "actually a funny comic and I love The League. It's f**ked up." 

Pete and Steve have since deleted their Twittter exchange. 

Now, on the other hand ... Rannazzisi's TV wife, Katie Aselton came to his defense, saying what he did was wrong, but "He's not running for office or raising your kids. #perspective."

James Woods Twitter Foe Says Actor Played Coke Card First

9/8/2015 3:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0908-james-woods-tmz-02James Woods can dish it out but can't take it ... is what the guy he's suing for defamation is now saying.

Woods is suing a guy who went after him on Twitter, calling the actor a cocaine addict. Woods wants $10 million.

But now the guy -- who has not been named but is only ID'd by his Twitter handle -- fired back in legal docs, Woods is "like a bully who can dish it out but can't take it."

The guy notes Woods has used Twitter to call people "clown" and "scum." He says Woods has fantasized about killing a man over an offensive shirt, portrayed immigrants as "tattooed thugs" and called Al Sharpton "a disgusting pig."  

And the guy says when people disagree with Woods on Twitter, he says they must be on crack cocaine. Woods once tweeted an Obama supporter, "Well, put down your crack pipe, and re-read my timelines."

The man wants a judge to dismiss Woods' lawsuit

Kellan Lutz Crazy Death Wish Cliff Workout!!!

9/3/2015 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903-kellan-lutz-facebookIf Kellan Lutz ever invites you to hang out ... beware, because he pulled off an insane workout OFF A CLIFF IN AUSTRALIA!! 

The "Twilight" star is down in Sydney and managed to "fit in a quick workout" while exploring an area called Barrenjoey Head ... high above Palm Beach.

Push-ups on the cliff, pull-ups under the cliff, and just plain posing -- all without those wimpy safety harnesses they used on "Bullseye" ... the adrenaline junkie reality competition he hosted. 

It's all about the hang, bro.


Lena Dunham Nodding Head No, Really Means Yes ... Over Justin Bieber Song

9/2/2015 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Lena Dunham is eating her words ... saying she doesn't have an issue with Justin Bieber despite dissing his new single, "What Do You Mean?

The "Girls" star put Bieb's track on blast for its refrain: "What do you mean? When you nod your head yes But you wanna say no..."  

It seems Dunham interpreted the lyrics as a rape excuse ...    


People jumped all over Dunham. One person scoffed, "Ha, there's literally no vice versa in Justin's song. What he sings is completely inoffensive. Don't try tie this to no means no." Another called Dunham out by dredging up the controversy with her sister: "Wow this is such a hypocritical tweet coming from you." 

Dunham seems to have walked it back with a side-by-side comparison of her and Bieber, because nothing says "I'm sorry" like a similar haircut.


Stacey Dash to ESPN End Schilling's Suspension ... He Was Right!

8/27/2015 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0827-Stacy-Dash-Curt-Schilling-MAIN-GETTY-TMZ-01"Clueless" star Stacey Dash says Curt Schilling has the truth on his side, and ESPN was way outta line when it benched him for his controversial Muslim/Nazi tweet.

H/T BSO for pointing out Dash jumping to Schilling's defense. She tweeted that the worldwide leader actually owes the ex Red Sox ace an apology. As Dash put it ... "So, now we can't tweet things that are true?"

You'll recall Schilling posted a meme comparing today's radical Muslims to Nazis in the 1940s. ESPN immediately pulled him from its Little League World Series coverage.

Schilling hasn't had this kinda rotation support since Randy Johnson. 


Rick Ross Wasn't the Boss at Super Bowl XLIX ... Give Us Back Our $55k!

8/21/2015 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0821-rick-ross-superbowlRick Ross' gig at a Super Bowl party turned into a disaster because he's no social media guru ... in fact he sucks at Instagram and Twitter ... according to the company that paid him to headline.

Conexts is suing Rick for the Jan. 30 event that was scheduled to go down at the Scottsdale Mall Amphitheater. According to the docs, Ricky Rozay agreed to do some heavy duty social media promotion for the party and concert.

The company says he was supposed to do DAILY social postings for 2 weeks leading up to it -- but only did ONE post. Conexts says it was crucial for the event's success for Rick to reach out to his 13 million followers.

0821-subasset-rick-ross-superbowl2Rick got $55,000 up front, and was scheduled to get another $55k the night of party ... however, the event was canceled just a few days before, and they had to issue refunds.

Conexts wants its $55k plus damages.

Darnell Dockett SUBWAY IS DEAD TO ME ... 'Cause Of Jared

8/20/2015 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0820-darrnell-dockett-getty-02Darnell Dockett's days of the five dollar foot long are over ... 'cause the San Francisco 49ers star says he's so disgusted by the Jared Fogle scandal he's never touching Subway again.

As TMZ previously reported ... Fogle -- Subway's go-to pitch man for the last 15 years -- has been charged with traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors and has struck a plea deal with prosecutors.

The controversy is obviously too much for Dockett's appetite ... 'cause he just announced he's changing his fast food alliance forever.

"Mann ain't no Sub way sandwich bih... Jared being trifling with kids. No I won't ever eat sun way again.. I'll just eat @wingstop instead!"

Look on the bright side Subway ... this is the least bad news you've gotten all week.

Tracy Morgan Hosting SNL Rebound Complete!!!

8/17/2015 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0817-tracy-morgan-TMZ-02Tracy Morgan is back!!!!! He'll be hosting one of the first shows next season on "Saturday Night Live."

NBC announced the first three guest hosts are Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer, and Tracy.

Tracy responded on Twitter, "Stoked to be going home ... #SNL."

He's made an amazing recovery from the car crash a year ago. We got him out earlier this month driving and clowning with his old English teacher. 


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