Steve Guttenberg can't remember if he turned down the lead role in "Ghostbusters" (as legend has it) ... but there's one thing he's positive about -- there was NEVER, EVER a "Ghostbusters 2."
Steve was so sure about it when we ran into him in NYC last night ... he was willing to place a hefty wager with our camera guy.
Problem is ... "Ghostbusters 2" came out in 1989.
It's pretty shocking considering Gutes is such a legend of '80s movies -- yet seems to have no clue about the sequel (albeit a bad one) to the biggest comedy of the '80s.
Watch the video -- it's possible he's joking -- but he seems really emphatic that the river of slime, Vigo the Carpathian, and the dancing toaster never existed.
We wish, Steve.
I Got Something to Hide
Ryan Gosling's Baby!
7/10/2014 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
So this is ironic ... Eva Mendes -- now the envy of every woman on the planet and a sizable number of men -- is going to gargantuan lengths to hide the fact that she's carrying Ryan Gosling's baby.
Eva was leaving a parking structure Wednesday in L.A. when she ran into a photog ... hours after news broke she's 7 months pregnant -- allegedly 7 months.
She went through contortions to hide the baby bump, using a Birkin bag, scarves and everything else within arms reach to obfuscate the money shot.
Wear it like a badge of honor, Eva.
There's a Target on My Head
Thanks to Facebook
7/10/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The people at Facebook are heartless hypocrites ... censoring hunter/cheerleader Kendall Jones from posting the carcasses of the animals she's killed, but allowing others to post pics advocating Kendall's murder ... so complains Kendall's father.
Cody Jones says he contacted Facebook ... demanding they take down the "Kill Kendall Jones" page. Cody says FB told him to pound sand, because it didn't violate company standards.
The "Kill Kendall" page is a takeoff of Kendall's earlier postings ... where she proudly displayed her kills. The KK page turns the tables ... with the animals standing over a dead hunter.
Facebook tells TMZ, "We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety."
GG From 'Shahs of Sunset'
Littler in the Middle ...
A Little More Back
7/10/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Shahs of Sunset" star Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi orchestrated a fat trade between her stomach and her ass ... and it looks like both parts came up winners in the deal.
GG hit up Dr. Rollins at Elite Body Sculpture in Beverly Hills recently -- same place Shanna Moakler went last year -- where she received a Brazilian butt lift and an Airsculpt Laser Liposculpture to suck fat out of her abdomen ... then had it transferred into her butt.
In all, we're told the quickie procedure took three inches off her waistline and removed 1 liter of pure fat.
Chick-fil-A Run After Plea
Chicken With Your Anger Management, Sir?
7/10/2014 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is not allowed to get angry anymore ... but he has no problem getting other people angry ... by cruising into a restaurant that has become synonymous with homophobia ... in a really ugly car we might add.
Justin -- who just copped a plea deal in the egging case by promising to deal with his anger issues by attending classes -- celebrated by going to Chick-fil-A in Hollywood in his custom cheetah print Audi R8.
Everyone thought Justin outgrew the whip a year ago ... that's the last time we spotted it ... get it.
So now we know ... a leopard and an Audi can't change it's spots ... we'll see if Justin can.
He's No Gang Member
But Bloods Are Cool With Him Representin'
7/10/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is no gangbanger -- no matter how many gang signs he throws -- but one set of Bloods say they're cool with him acting like one ... because he's paid his dues in the hood.
Chris has aligned himself with the Fruit Town Piru set ... dropping Bloods references on Instagram ... but leaders of the Fruits (who'll remain unnamed) tell us Chris was never officially initiated.
The Fruits are down with Chris claiming he's a Blood because:
- He's hired several of them to work for him ... giving their Compton community an economic boost
- Chris comes to the hood and hangs out with them
- He shot a music video in the neighborhood ... and even included some of them in the vid
- He donated a thousand pairs of new shoes to Compton kids
Plus ... they don't mind the national publicity they've been getting.
This IS L.A. after all.
Def Jam Founder Rick Rubin
Don't Ever Call Me Frederick
7/10/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hip hop legend Rick Rubin has a way with music and words -- he launched Def Jam, after all -- but when it comes to his own name he needs a little help from a judge ... to change it.
Rubin's filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- to legally change his name from the one on his birth certificate ... Frederick Jay Rubin.
The famed producer -- who's worked with Jay Z, the Beastie Boys, Metallica, Neil Diamond and many many more -- simply wants to make his nickname all legal and stuff.
Yes, he's going from Frederick to Rick -- 'cause who'd work with Fred Rubin?
As for why 51-year-old FredeRick's making the dramatic change -- his rep had no comment.
Paps Call BS
We Weren't Aggressive, She FELL!
7/10/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kelly Osbourne fell flat on her ass all by her lonesome ... and Kelly is full of crap when she says the paparazzi pushed her to the ground ... so claim the photogs.
Osbourne was photographed leaving a restaurant/bar in London Tuesday night with boyfriend Ricki Hall. The photos tell the story ... she ate it big time.
Kelly took to Twitter, claiming she got "pushed by paps." But the photogs on the scene tell us … she looked "a bit worse for wear" and slipped. We're guessing the American translation for "worse for wear" has something to do with alcohol.
Maybe it's just a gravity thing.
Jersey Shorts Lawyer for $29K
... Lawyer Sues
7/10/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Situation is in the worst kind of legal trouble -- the kind where his lawyer can't help, because his lawyer is the one who's suing him ... for 4 years of unpaid legal bills.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino owe long-time attorney Richard Wolfe $29,000 in legal fees from 2009-13 ... according to the lawsuit filed by Wolfe, and obtained by TMZ.
In the suit, Wolfe says the bros did knock $10,000 of their tab -- but also made failed attempts to pay ... including a cancelled $2,000 check, and a bounced $2,000 check.
He now wants damages for the bad checks, on top of the $29K.
As we first told you ... Mike's tanning salon employees accused him of bouncing their paychecks last month, and he got arrested for fighting his other brother.
So, yeah ... paying legal bills would be beneficial for this guy.
Ellen Brody in "JAWS"
7/10/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lorraine Gary is best known for playing the cautious matriarch Ellen Brody -- opposite Roy Scheider -- in the film franchise "JAWS." Guess what she looks like now!
Dodging Jail Time For Egging
7/10/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber worked out what looks like a pretty sweet plea deal in his vandalism case … y'know for egging his ex-neighbor's house. The good news is he got probation, community service and zero time behind bars.
Bad news is that probation thing can be a real bitch! Right, Lindsay? And Chris, and Paris, and …
Protects Malia from Hollywood Spotlight
7/9/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Shahs of Sunset'
'Boring' Lilly Ghalichi Fired
From Upcoming Season
7/9/2014 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of the "Shahs of Sunset" has been 86'd for being terminally uninteresting -- Lilly Ghalichi will no longer appear on the show ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to production tell us Season 4 of the show has been shooting for months now ... and fashion designer/attorney Lilly G. hasn't been part of the fun.
One source described producers' problem with Lilly in one simple word ... "boring."
We're told her replacement has been shooting with the rest of the cast, but for now they're keeping the identity under wraps.
Not to worry ... recently engaged Lilly's hot-yet-annoying scenes should be adequately covered by GG.
Lilly, a blind woman coulda seen this coming.