Mel Gibson's plans to produce a movie about the greatest Jewish warrior of all time started a firestorm today. Rabbi Marvin Hier -- founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center -- called in to encourage a boycott ... but is it fair to prejudge the film?
Plus, a pair of Nike's Marty McFly shoes sell for $37,500 -- leaving some people here baffled by the craze over the super cool new kicks.
Plus, TMZ Live presents: the tale of Leonardo DiCaprio's mistaken identity ... beautifully told -- and only slightly embellished -- by our very own master story teller.
(5:45) Mel Gibson is producing a movie about the greatest Jewish hero of all time -- isn't it ironic? (6:45) Rabbi Marvin Hier -- founder of the Sam Wiesenthal Center -- is furious that Mel has anything to do with the movie ... and calls in to voice his opinion. (16:10) Rabbi Hier calls for Jewish people to take a stand against Mel movie ... by boycotting it completely. (25:20) The Rabbi warps it up with an on story. (36:00) Nike finally releases the futuristic shoes Marty McFly wore in "Back to the Future II" ... and the first pair sells for $37k! (38:00) Harvey, Charles, and Jason may be too old to comprehend the coolness of the shoes. (42:10) What memorabilia WOULD they buy? (44:00) A dramatic telling of the Leo Dicaprio mistaken identity story by Mr. Harvey Levin ... complete with sound effects.