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Rosie O'Donnell No Steve Bannon Role for Me On 'SNL'

2/17/2017 6:27 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Anyone hoping to see Rosie O'Donnell play Steve Bannon on "Saturday Night Live" better write to their congressman ... Lorne Michaels

We got Rosie leaving Nobu in West Hollywood Thursday night and she told us her uncanny photoshop of Bannon is as far as she'll be taking the role.

Why? Sounds like the idea failed to launch with 'SNL' honchos. We'll always have this ...

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Harrison Ford Radio Missteps On Takeoff Before Botched Taxiway Landing

2/17/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Harrison Ford didn't sound like a seasoned pilot of more than 20 years when he stammered through radio calls to the tower ... minutes before his screwed up landing on a taxiway.

TMZ has obtained audio of Harrison's convo with air traffic control as he took off from Santa Monica Airport at 11:49 AM on Feb. 13, and he sounds confused. 

The SMO tower sends him off with his tail number -- "Husky Niner Hotel Uniform" -- and gives him a personal code (squawk) of 0214 ... his identifying code for air traffic control. All good up to that point.

The trouble starts when Harrison radios back saying he's in a helicopter. He stutters a few times trying to correct his mistake and then throws out his tail number. The bigger problem is he's still talking to SMO tower, which had already turned over to another tower.

The controller tells Harrison he's on the wrong frequency, and reminds him he should be communicating with the other tower.

Our pilot sources say, on their own, these mistakes would be no big deal. But the FAA might be interested in these because of how his landing went roughly 18 minutes later in Orange County.

Brooklyn Beckham Busted Arm Blows Family Vacay

2/16/2017 7:21 PM PST
Breaking News

0216-Brooklyn-Beckham-MEGADavid Beckham's athletic genes weren't enough to protect his oldest son from a snowboarding injury.

Brooklyn Beckham was sporting a sling on his arm Thursday as he walked around Whistler Village in Canada. The 17-year-old model is there on vacay with David, Victoria and his siblings. 

That's the breaks, but he's a Beckham -- someone will cozy up to him by the fireplace in the lodge.

Holly Madison Sues Penis Pill Co ... I Never Said Hef Took Your Pills!

2/16/2017 7:13 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0216_holly_madison_hugh_hefner_blackfordge_tmz-2Holly Madison never had Hugh Hefner take any testosterone pills before they got busy -- or at least she never endorsed it -- according to a new lawsuit she's filed.

Madison says she discovered an article online saying she did an interview with Dr. Oz describing how Hef took Blackcore Edge to cure his erectile dysfunction. In her suit, she says that's totally false.

According to the docs, the article made it seem like Holly said, "when Hefner took a pill, 15 minutes later his blood would start pumping! He got stronger, bigger, and lasted as long as an 18 year old." It also made it seem like she said all the girls in the Playboy Mansion benefited from the pills.

Holly not only denies the content of the article, but points out she NEVER did an interview with Dr. Oz. She also says the Blackcore Edge article was made to look like it was affiliated with Men's Health ... but it was a knockoff website.

She's suing the male enhancement company for using her name and image without consent, and for the fake quotes.

Lil Wayne & Birdman Toasting Cash Money in NOLA ... Separately, Of Course

2/17/2017 12:30 AM PST
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0216-lil-wayne-birdman-tmz-02Lil Wayne and Birdman will both be in New Orleans, just minutes away from each other as they both toast Cash Money Records -- but there's almost ZERO chance they'll cross paths.

Weezy and Birdman will be in NOLA -- where it's also NBA All-Star Weekend -- to celebrate Cash Money's 20th anniversary. Lil Wayne will be at Masquerade Nightclub, while Birdman's hitting up several venues that are mere blocks away ... including the House of Blues.

Our Cash Money sources say they'll both be showing love for their label, but Wayne's done way too much trash-talking to share a stage with Birdman.

Wayne will hook up with the Hot Boys though -- performing with Mannie Fresh, Turk and Juvenile. We're told Mannie plans to pull double duty, and rendezvous with Birdman too at a different club.

Drama ... like any family reunion.

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Bonnie in 'Cocktail' 'Memba Her?!

2/16/2017 9:00 PM PST

0215-lisa-banes-bonnie-cocktail-now-photos-launchLisa Banes is best known for playing the wealthy bar babe, Bonnie -- opposite Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown -- in the 1988 booze flippin' film "Cocktail." Guess what she looks like now!

TMZ Live Harrison Ford: The Near-Tragic Accident

2/16/2017 10:45 AM PST

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Justin Bieber Faked Illness to Skip Depo Lawyers Say Chugging Videos Prove It

2/16/2017 6:02 PM PST
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0216-justin-bieber-tmz-01Justin Bieber got busted calling in sick for a deposition ... or so claim the lawyers who say they have proof he stood them up due to a night of heavy partying.

The attorneys are repping a songwriter who claims Bieber jacked a sample for "Sorry" -- and had scheduled a Feb 8 depo with Justin. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Justin's team informed the lawyers just hours beforehand ... he wouldn't be able to because he was "ill."

Mind you, the lawyers say they'd flown to L.A. from Nashville to make it easier for Justin.

They got pissed when they found YouTube videos of JB chugging beers at Bootsy Bellows in the early morning hours of the very day he was supposed to be at the depo. The videos, apparently posted by Beliebers, show Justin drinking at a house party as well as the nightclub.

In docs, they say Justin rubbed their noses in it by posting Instagram pics drinking with friends ... hours after he played hooky.

They're willing to let him make it up, but now they want the court to force Justin to fly to Nashville in early March, and do the depo on their turf. 

We reached out to Justin's team ... no word back.

Darrelle Revis To Be Charged with 'Robbery, Threats, Assault' ... Officials Say

2/16/2017 3:38 PM PST
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0216_Darrell-Revis_gettyDarrelle Revis is about to be hit with some VERY serious criminal charges including robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault ... TMZ Sports has learned.

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Grammys Secret Committee Torpedoes Black Artists Village People Singer Claims

2/16/2017 3:03 PM PST
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0216-victor-willis-beyonce-letter-launch-02update_graphic_red_bar4:00 PM PT -- The Recording Academy tells us it has no "secret committees," and adds there's plenty of info regarding the Nominations Review Committees (to which our post refers) on its website.  

A spokesperson says members of the Review Committee "are not disclosed to ensure fairness and neutrality." This prevents them from being lobbied.update_grey_gray_barA secret committee for the Grammys is in place to undermine the rank-and-file voters if they choose to give plum awards to black artists like Beyonce ... so claims the original lead singer of Village People.

Victor Willis sent a scathing letter to the President of the Recording Academy, demanding he "come clean" over the existence of a clandestine group that was supposedly formed after Lionel Richie beat Bruce Springsteen for the 1985 Album of the Year.

According to Willis, the committee's purpose is to "override the decision of Grammy voters in the event the select committee does not like who the Grammy voter has chosen" for the 4 top awards.

He goes on to strongly suggest a racial element, saying, "The question is how many African Americans are on that committee?" He says in the letter, "If certain people at the Grammys don't like who the voters have chosen, a Grammy committee will simply override the voters and subsequently select who they think should win. Like Adele, maybe?"

We did some research, and it does appear there is a secret committee, but from what we can gather, the committee is designed to knock out embarrassing nominations -- like, say, Milli Vanilli. However, once the nominations are locked, the voters have the final say ... at least that's what we've found.

Chris Brown I'm Going Back to Vegas, Baby! Buries Hatchet with Drai's

2/16/2017 2:05 PM PST
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0216-chris-brown-tmz-2Chris Brown has his Las Vegas residency back at Drai's after the famous club banned him last year ... TMZ has learned.

A source connected to Drai's tells us Chris had a heart-to-heart recently with the management team and squashed their beef. We're told a mutual friend set up the meeting -- both sides wanted to move forward because there's a lot of money at stake.

Chris has been a huge draw at Drai's since starting a residency there in 2015.

We broke the story ... the relationship fell apart when Chris blasted Drai's last summer, accusing staffers of being racist, and it cost him the gig there.

A Drai's rep tells us, "We both value the relationship and look forward to having Chris back in front of his fans again." His first show is set for March 18 ... smack in the middle of March Madness and St. Patty's Day weekend. 

Like we said ... a LOT of money.

Nick Cannon TV Never Meant That Much to Me ... It's All Yours, Seacrest!

2/16/2017 2:03 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Cannon isn't fretting about his decision to walk away from $4.5 mil a year as the host of "America's Got Talent" ... because his head was never really in TV.

We got Nick at a high school in the Bronx with members of NYC's Black Lives Matter ... a much bigger priority for him than the boob tube.

As for who should replace him on 'AGT,' ... why the white Nick Cannon, of course.

Master P $320k of V-Day Joy! His/Hers Rolls-Royce from Sugar Mama

2/16/2017 1:30 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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Master P is living a life of luxury -- not on his own dime, but thanks to his new girlfriend ... who dropped six figures to lace him up on Valentine's Day.

Sources close to the situation tell us P's been dating Simin Hashemizadeh -- CEO at South Pacific Surgery Center in Bev Hills -- for several months, and she hooked him up with a white 2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost for $270,000. We're told the new whip matches hers, and btw ... P already had a black one.

Cars 911 dealership tells us Simin's gift was a total surprise to Master P, and that was just the start. We're told she also got him a $50k pair of diamond earrings from VHS Diamonds in L.A.

We're guessing his estranged wife will find this very interesting.

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