Where the hell's Turtle when ya need him? "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin got stranded in the desert and had to use social media to find a knight in shining armor ... in the form of "Rambo" movie producer.
Ellin's Mercedes suffered a flat tire in the middle of the desert Sunday afternoon between Palm Springs and Los Angeles. With no spare tire, and AAA only willing to tow him seven miles, Ellin was SOL.
So he posted a photo of the bum wheel on Instagram and in a twist of fate, Randall Emmett -- who has produced movies like "Lone Survivor," "2 Guns," and the last "Rambo" flick -- happened to see the post and happened to also be driving back from Palm Springs ... so he decided to scoop up Ellin and his fiancée in his sick Rolls-Royce.
Emmett tells TMZ, "We were all in shock that the timing worked out and we were mostly blown away by the power of social media. We couldn’t believe it."
FYI -- Ellin's car is still in the desert, waiting to be towed. We smell a road trip for Turtle.
"Entourage" actress Alexis Dziena had screaming fits and threatened to hurt her boyfriend if he broke up with her ... so claims the fearful BF who just got a restraining order against her.
Jeffrey Francis Ausley says he and Dziena had been dating for a few months, but when he tried to end it, she went crazy ... screaming, throwing tantrums and threatening to harm Ausley and herself.
In court docs, Ausley says the final straw came when Dziena showed up at his house last week with a bag of clothes and announced she was moving in ... and if he didn't go along with it, she'd have him arrested "because she knew how."
Dziena -- who played E's psycho ex-GF on "Entourage" -- has now been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Ausley.
She's been down a similar path before ... in 2011 she tried to get restraining orders against her parents -- fearing her dad would murder her for her money -- but a judge turned her down.
We reached out to Dziena ... so far no word back.
File Under: "WR Blames QB" -- because Kevin Connolly says it's Russell Wilson's fault he broke his leg on the set of "Entourage" ... due to a bad pass!!
Kev was limping around L.A. the other night -- still recovering after the injury he suffered during a game of catch with the Seattle Seahawks QB in between takes.
And when we asked who's to blame for the break, Kev pointed the finger right at Russell -- "I know he's the Super Bowl champion, but it wasn't a great pass."
Kev says he caught the ball -- because he's a friggin' playmaker -- but says, "It was a bad pass, I'm not gonna lie."
Callin' out your quarterback, huh? How very Terrell Owens of you.
Ronda Rousey is known for kicking ass and taking names, and on the set of the "Entourage" movie ... that name is Turtle.
Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon shot a scene yesterday in Los Angeles where the UFC queen busts open a major can on them and their SUV in a road rage incident.
Seems from the clip the guys were able to talk their way out of it -- so ... sorry, no armbar for Jerry.
We're guessing he wouldn't be that lucky in real life.
Rapper Saigon -- Turtle's hip hop phenom from "Entourage" -- isn't unhinged by the recent Poltergeisty accidents on the movie set ... he tells TMZ, a movie curse could actually be a good thing.
As we reported, Kevin Connolly broke his leg on set last week, Kevin Dillon broke his wrist shortly before filming, and a crew member's dog was run over by a car -- but Saigon believes all the weird coincidences will translate into BIG MONEY at the box office.
Watch the video to hear his reasoning -- ghosts aren't all bad.
There are some things a hug cannot fix ... like a broken leg.
That's the lesson learned by "Entourage" star Kevin Connolly, who broke his leg on the set of the movie last week while trying to catch a pass from Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.
According to our sources, Connolly tripped on a sprinkler while trying to make the play, which resulted in Jerry Ferrara falling on his leg.
We're told it was a pretty clean break -- think of how bad it would have been pre-weight loss Turtle -- and that filming was not interrupted at all by the injury.
Way to take one for the team, E.
Nearly TWENTY of the biggest athletes in the world have cameos in the upcoming "Entourage" movie -- at least, that's all we know of so far (there could be even more!).
So, which huge stars made the cut?? Check out the gallery.
Rob Gronkowski might not be the only athlete with a role in the "Entourage" movie ... 'cause Russell Wilson was spotted on set today and all clues point to cameo.
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback posed for photos with members of the cast -- including Jeremy Piven and Kid Cudi, who's reportedly playing Ari Gold's new assistant.
Piers Morgan was also spotted on set -- no word if he's in the flick or just hangin' out. We already told you Gronk's confirmed to be in the flick.
As for Wilson -- it pays to win the Super Bowl ... first Letterman, then kickin' it with Jay Z, now a possible movie role?!
Helluva ride ... right Peyton Manning?
Jeremy Piven and Adrian Grenier were filming scenes for the new flick yesterday ... it's unclear what Ari did to warrant the hug -- but we're guessing a bad word or two were used.
E and Drama were also in the scene.
So was Turtle ... but he's skinny now -- so it's hard to spot him (he's in the sling.)
Tragedy struck on the set of the "Entourage" movie today -- TMZ has learned, a crew member's dog got hit by a car and died.
Sources tell us, Tucker -- a 1-year-old Aussie Shepherd -- somehow escaped from a production trailer and darted onto busy Wilshire Blvd near downtown L.A.
We're told Tucker was immediately taken to a nearby vet, but it was too late. The dog passed away from his injuries. Tucker was surrounded by friends and family at the time of his death.
Goodnight sweet prince.
Before the Super Bowl, Jeremy Piven said Peyton Manning was the GOLD STANDARD for a celebrity pitchman -- but after his pathetic performance, is Peyton's star falling in Hollywood?
Piven was leaving Freewheel Sports in Larchmont today and made a strong case for why Peyton's still the man ... but not everyone's convinced.
Some people in the office think Peyton's marketing power took a serious hit on Feb. 2nd -- and it could open the door for other players like Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman to swoop in on those coveted sports-oriented endorsements.
Then again, no one rocks a pair of stunner shades like #18.
"Entourage" director Doug Ellin had a brush with disaster on a yacht this weekend in Miami -- accidentally dropping his expensive camera into the ocean ... after shooting a wild bikini scene for the movie ... but thankfully, the damage was minimal.
Sources on the set tell TMZ, Ellin was stepping off the yacht onto a smaller boat when he accidentally dropped his personal camera into the water. He offered to pay divers $1,000 to find it, but it was impossible.
Luckily, the camera didn't contain any official film footage ... but it did have more than 500 behind-the-scene photos of all the girls in bikinis. Arguably a bigger loss.
Fun fact: the third girl from the right in the pink bikini is Ryan Seacrest's new girl Shayna Taylor ... who landed a role in the movie after her modeling career blew up (thanks to Ryan).
Kevin Dillon tells TMZ ... the "Entourage" movie will finally begin shooting in January -- and he won't let a little thing like a BROKEN WRIST keep him from doing his job
Dillon -- who was doing some shopping in Malibu last week -- wouldn't say HOW he jacked up his wrist, but explained that it's not the first time he's suffered the injury.
There was one more thing ... we asked Kev about his truck, the one that embarrassingly broke down on him (in front of our camera) the last time we shot him out ... and he dropped an interesting fact about an unlikely HERO who saved the day. Check out the clip.
The "Entourage" movie could be derailed ... because of IDENTITY THEFT!
TMZ has obtained a cease and desist letter -- sent to Warner Bros. -- demanding that the studio make NO reference to Vinnie Chase, the main character played by Adrian Grenier. The man making the demand -- one Vincent Chase.
Who knew ... VC is a real guy -- a longtime Hollywood acting coach who's been teaching actors for more than 50 years. He reportedly met "Entourage" Exec. Prod. Mark Wahlberg in the late '90s.
In the cease and desist letter Chase says he believes the fictional character was named after him ... and says "Entourage" cannot use his name without his "express permission."
Chase claims he griped to producers when the TV show was on ... lots of letters but no lawsuit.
We reached out to Warner Bros. ... so far, no comment.
You can hug it out now, bitch ... 'cuz the movie version of "Entourage" just got green lit.
"Entourage" creator and head writer, Doug Ellin sent a simple message: "It's a go. Love you all."
Ellin posted a black and white photo of the cast, showing that they're all Kumbaya.
As we reported ... the announcement of an "Entourage" movie was delayed because actors Adrian Grenier and Jerry Ferrara were holding out for a bigger piece of the action.
That's all history now ... everybody's back ... cameras will start rolling in January.
"Entourage" WILL hit the big screen, because the cast and the producers will all sign on with Warner Bros. as early as today ... TMZ has learned.
As we have previously reported, several people on the show have been holding out for a bigger piece of the action, but everyone has been pointing fingers at each other. Now we know ... the holdouts have been Adrian Grenier and Jerry Ferrara ... this according to sources connected to the production.
Production sources tell us ... Grenier, Ferrara and some other cast members are resentful that Jeremy Piven will be getting a bigger salary and bigger piece of the back end than them, and they've been haggling.
Our sources say Warner Bros. told the cast and producers that it would give a certain amount of back end, and it was up to them to figure out who gets what. Our sources say the wheeling and dealing is just about over and lawyers from all sides are trying to ink the deal today.
We're told if it doesn't happen today, it will happen in the next few days by necessity ... there are certain tax issues that create a make-or-break situation for the movie, and that deadline is days away.
Bottom line -- Kevin Connolly wasn't lying ... we're told IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.