'Fiji Water Girl' From Golden Globes Sues Fiji Water for Cardboard Cutouts

3:04 PM PT -- A rep for FIJI tells TMZ, "This lawsuit is frivolous and entirely without merit. After the Golden Globes social media moment, we negotiated a generous agreement with Ms. Cuthbert that she blatantly violated. We are confident that we will prevail in court. Throughout our history, we have had a sterling reputation working with talent."

The viral sensation that was the "Fiji Water Girl" photobombing every celeb at the Golden Globes is back -- just not in the flesh ... which is why she's suing the water company.

Kelly Steinbach -- who goes by her modeling name, Kelleth Cutbert -- is suing Fiji Water over a cardboard cutout campaign that she says the company launched without her permission. Steinbach claims Fiji used her unauthorized image holding the tray of Fiji water bottles at the award show.

She says they tried coaxing her into signing away her rights, and even though she did a mock video that appeared to be doing just that ... Steinbach claims she never actually put ink to paper on a real deal. It was all for show. Nonetheless, she claims Fiji moved forward.

Steinbach says that cardboard cutouts of herself started to pop up all over L.A., and one of those is pictured in a photo with John Legend from earlier this month.

She says the "Fiji Water Girl" viral moment generated upwards of $12 million in brand exposure, and now she's asking a judge to give her a piece of the pie.

Originally Published -- 2:15 PM PT

Bradley Cooper Forget The Globes ... My Eagles Won!!

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His movie lost ... but his football team WON!!

After getting shut out at the Golden Globes for "A Star Is Born," Bradley Cooper found comfort in his Eagles jacket on Monday ... after his team beat the Chicago Bears in the NFL playoffs.

Cooper is a HUGE Eagles fan -- he's from Philly and famously played an Eagle-aholic in "Silver Linings Playbook."

He was rocking his throwback Eagles jacket Monday morning in L.A. -- so, when we saw him at the TLC Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, we had to ask him about The Birds.

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The Eagles have some tough sledding ahead ... they take on the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Sunday in the NFC Divisional Round.

The Eagles are 8 point underdogs -- the biggest underdogs of the NFL playoff weekend. It's not surprising considering the Saints wiped the floor with the Eagles when they faced off in Week 11 ... beating Philly 48 to 7.

But hey, any given Sunday ... right?

'Spider-Man' Director Peter Ramsey Weighs in on New Golden Globe ... Heavier Than Ya Think!!!

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One of the directors behind the Golden Globe-winning animated "Spider-Man" movie is more than happy to let us in on the new-look trophy -- in fact, he might be a little too generous!

We got Peter Ramsey Sunday night in WeHo, at the Globes after-party at Delilah, where he let our photog handle his new hardware first-hand. Turns out, these little golden buggers -- which got a big makeover this year -- are pretty damn heavy.

FWIW ... the Golden Globe statuettes are now tipping the scales at 7.8 pounds ... up more than 2 pounds from previous years. It's made of brass, zinc and bronze (yeah, no actual gold) and is also 3/4 of an inch taller -- so the supersize version's got some oomph.

You gotta see how Peter shared his Globe, handing it to just about anyone who wanted it. Just a tip, dude ... sometimes Hollywood trophies don't leave with their rightful owner. It happens.

Our camera guy also asked him where his GG is going. Trophy case? Garage? Bedroom? His answer's pretty simple.

Side note: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" was awesome. Congrats, Pete!

Chrissy Metz Come On, People ... I Didn't Call Alison Brie a Bitch

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Chrissy Metz could not be clearer ... she did NOT call Alison Brie a bitch on the Golden Globes red carpet ... she called her a babe.

We got Chrissy leaving an after-party Sunday night in WeHo at Delilah ... and she scoffed at the notion she would shade her fellow actress like that.

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As the rain poured down, our photog asked Chrissy about the semi-off-mic passing comment, and she squarely dismissed what some people say they heard. The comments came during a Facebook Live pre-show hosted by AJ Gibson and Missi Pyle. It actually seems Chrissy started making her comment and trailed off because she was conscious of the mic.

For Allison's part, she said afterward, "Nothing but love for @chrissymetz !! Rumors can't keep us down!"

Dick Cheney Daughter Liz Slams Christian Bale ... Satan Inspired His DV Arrest

Everyone at the Golden Globes might've gotten a laugh from Christian Bale comparing Dick Cheney to Satan -- but the ex-Veep's daughter just took a big shot of her own ... invoking his 2008 domestic violence arrest.

Liz Cheney was reacting to Bale's acceptance speech Sunday night -- during which he thanked Satan for his inspiration to play Dick, saying, "Satan probably inspired him to do this, too."

Liz fired back with a UK article about Christian being arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister.

For the record ... British prosecutors declined to file charges against him, citing insufficient evidence. Bale denied the allegations.

In case you missed it, Bale's acceptance speech for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film for his portrayal of Cheney in "Vice" was ... interesting, to say the least. He literally thanked the devil for giving him inspiration ... and went on to refer to his infamous 'Terminator' outburst.

As far as his subject goes ... there's clearly no love lost between Bale and the Cheneys. Dick himself has yet to comment on Bale's remarks, BTW.

76th Annual Golden Globes Behind the Scenes ... Celebs Party Hard, Win or Lose!!!

Tyler Perry said it best at the 76th annual Golden Globes when he confessed the celebs in the room were just as drunk as they seem on TV -- and the pics of them partying are even more proof.

Okay, no one's puking at their table ... but people like Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Regina King, Adam Driver, Lady Gaga and Amy Adams were definitely feeling good. Check out the gallery to see Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, and Denzel Washington and Spike Lee having a blast.

It's traditionally the best part of the Golden Globes -- the fact that even if you aren't nominated, or don't win a Globe, it's just a cool party ... and you can see that in these shots.

And yes, we got the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges -- who won the Cecil B. DeMille award -- toasting his big night with the other dude ... Sam Elliott. Awesome!

Chrissy Metz Denies Calling Alison Brie a Bitch During Golden Globes Pre-Show

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5:45 AM PT -- Alison Brie responded on her Instagram Story posting a pic of the two from SAG Awards, saying, "Nothing but love for @chrissymetz !! Rumors can't keep us down!"

Chrissy Metz seems to have forgotten how a microphone works -- 'cause it sounds like she called fellow actress Alison Brie a bitch ahead of the Golden Globes ... but Chrissy says that isn't the case.

The 'This Is Us' star was being interviewed on the Globes' own Facebook Live pre-show by AJ Gibson and Missi Pyle when toward the end of their chat, AJ asked Chrissy if she knew who Alison was. Chrissy sarcastically responded, "Do I?"

AJ said Alison was on the other end of the red carpet, and as the camera panned to Alison with another Globes host ... Chrissy can be heard saying what sounds a lot like, "She's such a bitch." The audio fades out a bit as the line is delivered.

It's unclear if Chrissy was aware her mic had picked up the comment, but it doesn't appear Alison heard her as she didn't react. Chrissy commented on the news ... calling the "bitch" angle fabricated, and saying she adores Alison and would never say a bad word about her or anyone ... adding, "I sure hope she knows my heart."

It's odd though ... Chrissy doesn't clarify what exactly was said.

Alison has been nominated for her first-ever Golden Globe for her role in "GLOW" -- and Chrissy, of course, has been nominated a couple times already for her role on the NBC drama.

Weirdly enough ... they've posed together at events before, and there doesn't seem to be any surface-level bad blood between the two stars.

Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens Jokes About Getting Into U.S. At Sean Penn's CORE Event

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Yusuf Islam -- formerly known as Cat Stevens -- apparently had a tough time getting into the U.S. for Sean Penn's annual pre-Globes gala ... but it's unclear what the problem was.

The iconic British singer-songwriter was one of the performers at Penn's CORE charity event Saturday night, which raises money for disaster relief efforts in Haiti and other countries across the Caribbean every year ahead of the Golden Globes.

While introducing Yusuf, Penn noted he almost wasn't permitted to come. He doesn't elaborate beyond that, and Yusuf went on to play a beautiful set in front of folks like Julia Roberts, Anderson Cooper, Casey Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Mike Myers, Keegan Michael Key, Bonnie Hunt, Allison Williams, Larry David, Connie Britton, Ben Stiller ... and other stars in attendance.

However, based on Yusuf's history with the United States -- he was literally banned from entering the country between '04 and '06 for alleged ties to terrorist efforts, which was later found to be bogus -- it's possible his past gave him issues with U.S. Customs ... especially under the Trump administration.

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Speaking of Trump ... Penn later joked that he'd applied to be Trump's new Chief of Staff in light of General John Kelly stepping down last month. Classic dry humor from SP here.

The good times didn't stop there either -- Mike Meyers tried auctioning off his cell phone case for $40k (to no avail) and Julia Roberts ended up winning World Cup tickets with her hubby ... for no less than $100k, of course.

Billy Porter Slays Singing 'A Star is Born' Song ... At Star-Studded Event

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A gathering of A-list celebs and top-notch athletes got an early Golden Globes appetizer, and there's nothing shallow about it ... except the name of the song.

"Pose" star Billy Porter performed the Golden-Globe nominated hit, "Shallow," at the Gold Meets Golden event Saturday at The House on Sunset in Weho. Mark Ronson -- who co-wrote the track with Lady Gaga and others for "A Star is Born" -- introduced him.

The midday gala brings celebrity actors and entertainers together with medal-winning Olympians to celebrate awards season and raise awareness and support for sports-related causes.

This year's attendees included Nicole Kidman -- seen here snapping a pic with Michelle Kwan and Paralympic medalists Amy Purdy and Tatyana McFadden -- Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez, Amy Adams, Matt Bomer, Octavia Spencer, Jenna Dewan, Adam Rippon, Joe Alwyn and many more.

BTW ... Porter's also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series for "Pose." The show's Sunday night.

Good luck!

Gloria Allred SAGs, Oscars Shouldn't Go To Alleged Sexual Predators

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Voting members for award shows should factor in sexual harassment accusations in determining whether an actor wins an Oscar, SAG Award, Golden Globe, etc. ... according to attorney Gloria Allred.

There's a fierce argument about bestowing actors accused of sexual misdeeds with an award, even if they're the best in their category. Allred thinks it's not just about acting.

James Franco is up for a SAG this weekend for his role in "The Disaster Artist" after several women came forward and accused him of sexual misconduct. He skipped out on the Critics' Choice Awards after winning a Golden Globe, but he's planning on being at Sunday's SAGs.

Allred doesn't name names, but it's not hard to guess the elephants in the room.

'Moonlight' Star Jharrel Jerome 'Get Out' May Lose at Oscars Because of Trump

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"Moonlight" star Jharrel Jerome is fearful ... in the world of Donald Trump, black-themed movies may not stand a chance at the Oscars.

We got Jharrel Thursday at Salt Lake City International Airport and he seemed disheartened at the chances of "Get Out" winning ANYTHING at the Oscars ... and it sounds like he blames it on Trump and the worsening racial tensions in the last year.

"Get Out" was shut out at the Golden Globes and he worries Jordan Peele's film may suffer in the current climate.

Our photog also asks whether nominating black-themed movies might be a ploy to pay lip service to the films with no intention of bestowing awards on them.

Aziz Ansari Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegation It Was 'Completely Consensual'

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6:18 PM PT -- Aziz has responded saying he believed the sexual activity he engaged in with the anonymous woman was completely consensual. He says the day after the incident he got a text from her saying, "it may have seemed okay" but, after further reflection she felt uncomfortable. He says, "It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned."

Aziz says he "took her words to heart and responded privately." He says he continues to support the #MeToo and Time's Up movements as well.

Aziz Ansari has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who claims he repeatedly got sexually aggressive with her despite her protestations.

The woman -- who remains anonymous -- claims she went on a date with him last year and ended up in his Tribeca apartment. She claims he almost immediately began kissing, fondling and undressing her and then said he was going to grab a condom. The woman says she asked him to slow down, but he continued and performed oral sex on her.

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She says when he started sticking his fingers in her throat, she used "verbal and non-verbal cues" to indicate her discomfort.

The woman says she doesn't know if Ansari got the message at first, but when it eventually registered, she says he told her, "Of course, it's only fun if we're both having fun."

Still, she says Ansari continued to push himself on her. She says she eventually left in tears.

The woman, who first told her story to Babe.net, texted Ansari the next day, "Last night might have been fun for you it wasn't for me. When we got back to your place, you ignored clear, non-verbal cues; you kept going with advances. You had to have noticed I was uncomfortable." She then described part of the encounter.

The woman says she decided to come forward after she saw Ansari wearing a Time's Up pin at the Golden Globes, where he won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV Series for his lead role on "Master of None."

We reached out to Ansari's rep ... so far, no word back.

Gayle King Prez Winfrey's Got a Nice Ring ... But She Ain't Convinced Yet

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Gayle King is doubling down ... trying to clarify Stedman Graham's comment about Oprah running for President, and throwing in her own 2 cents too.

We got Gayle leaving CBS Tuesday in NYC, after she went on the air and offered a tightrope answer as to whether Oprah was serious about a presidential bid in 2020.

The co-anchor said Oprah was intrigued, but probably not actively considering it at this point -- despite folks already hitting her up to run a campaign.

Gayle got direct with us, insisting while SHE personally thinks President Winfrey is easy on the ears ... Oprah is not convinced, and is not seriously considering a run.

We also press her on Stedman's L.A. Times quote where he said, "She would absolutely do it" if people wanted her. Gayle can't handle that truth, and thinks reporters got it wrong.

'GotG 2' Star Sean Gunn Superhero Films Don't Need Awards ... They Win At Box Office

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The best movies are often never nominated for awards ... according to Sean Gunn, who plays Kraglin in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' films.

We got Gunn on Rodeo drive Monday after Globes and asked him about awards shows always dissing superhero films like "GotG 2," which his brother, James, wrote and directed.

'GotG 2', "Wonder Woman" and "Spider-man: Homecoming" were some of the top grossing films in 2017 but didn't get Best Picture nods, something the Internet has been sounding off on lately.

Doesn't seem Sean thinks there's a correlation between good films and awards. In fact, he shoots down awards shows altogether.

Frances McDormand Speech Bleeps a Mistake Globes Didn't Wanna Piss Off FCC!

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Frances McDormand's Golden Globes speech was mistakenly bleeped because staff working the show thought for sure she was about to curse ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the Globes tell TMZ ... McDormand was bleeped three times during the live broadcast because the production team was on "high-alert" and anticipating swear words that would violate FCC rules. We're told the show errs on the conservative side when it comes to bleeping live award shows because of the family audience.

So, what did you miss? The show ended up censoring words like "Fox Searchlight" and "tectonic shift" ... however you clearly heard Frances say "shite" on the live East coast feed.

When the show was rebroadcast for the West coast, "shite" was bleeped and the 3 other censors were removed.

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Orrin Hatch I'd Like to Help Oprah ... In 2020 Presidential Run

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Senator Orrin Hatch gave us a big surprise Monday ... he said he'd like to sit down with Oprah and help her if she decides to run for President in 2020.

We got the Utah Senator -- who's retiring this year -- at Reagan National Airport in D.C., and he seemed gleeful about the Presidential buzz following Oprah's Golden Globes speech.

Mind you ... Hatch is the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, who has been super conservative over the years.

Hatch goes as far as to say she'd be a serious candidate if she handles things properly. It's interesting ... he was more overtly supportive of Oprah running than Elizabeth Warren, who deflected the question.

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