'NCIS' Actor David McCallum Dead at 90

Veteran actor David McCallum, most famous for playing medical examiner Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard on the hit TV show "NCIS," is dead.

David died Monday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the result of natural causes ... according to a statement from CBS.

The network is remembering David as "a gifted actor and author, and beloved by many around the world."

CBS also says of David ... "He led an incredible life, and his legacy will forever live on through his family and the countless hours on film and television that will never go away."

David appeared in more than 400 episodes of "NCIS" on CBS ... and he was also known for his work on the 1960s TV show "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." ... earning nominations for Emmys and Golden Globes.

In addition to his work in TV, David also landed roles in movies ... including "The Great Escape," "A Night to Remember," "Mosquito Squadron," "Freud," and "The Greatest Story Ever Told."

David is survived by his wife of 56 years, his three sons, his daughter, and his eight grandkids.

CBS says an upcoming 20th anniversary "NCIS" marathon will add an "In Memoriam" for David.

He was 90.


Gregory Itzin President Logan from '24' Dead at 74

Gregory Itzin, star of "24," "NCIS" and several other huge TV hits, has died ... according to a close friend and co-worker.

Gregory played U.S. Prez Charles Logan for 6 years on "24" ... a brilliant role, alongside Kiefer Sutherland, that earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

Sorry for the spoiler (it's been more than 10 years, though), but Itzin's villain turn in the series is pretty epic.

"24" executive producer Jon Cassar shared the news of Gregory's death Friday morning on Twitter, saying "He was one of the most talented actors I had the honor to work with, but more than that he was an all around great guy. He'll be missed by his 24 family who had nothing but love & respect for him."

Itzin went on to nab roles on "NCIS" -- as Director Charlie for several seasons -- "The Mentalist," "Judging Amy" and "Star Trek: Enterprise" ... where he played Admiral Black.

He even had a bit role in the Phoebe wedding episodes of "Friends."

Gregory is survived by his wife Judie and their 2 children.

He was 74.


'NCIS' Mystery Illness Spreading on Set Cast & Crew Throwing Up

Folks on the set of 'NCIS' are getting sick ... and sources say the mystery illness has more than a dozen people who work on the show puking.

The long-running CBS program is currently filming in Valencia, CA just outside of L.A. ... and one source tells us at least 18 people on set fell ill Thursday morning.

One show exec told us they have been having Zoom meetings to figure out how to message what happened to everyone involved.

A CBS source tells TMZ it appears to be something like food poisoning, which the source describes as a minor illness with "mild symptoms."

So far, we're told the source of the illness is not known.

We're told they are still in production.

Story developing ...

Ex-'NCIS' Star Zoe McLellan Wanted for Kidnapping ... Ex-Hubby Says She's Gone, Baby Gone

Zoe McLellan -- an actress most famous from 'NCIS' -- has up and vanished with her and her ex's kid ... so claims the father ... who got a court involved, which has branded her as wanted.

Court records obtained by TMZ show an arrest warrant out of L.A. County was issued for Zoe a few months ago in May ... with outstanding charges of kidnapping, child custody deprivation and child stealing alleged against her for an issue dating back to 2017.

We covered the drama back then -- McLellan's ex-husband, J.P. Gillian, was in a custody war with her over their then 4-year-old, Sebastian ... whom Gillian claimed McLellan was taking to Toronto while she filmed "Designated Survivor" without his permission or consent.

It appears that ended up happening ... except, now, Gillian says he hasn't seen or heard from McLellan OR his boy since at least April 2019. His attorney, Lawrence Markey, tells us ... the child is still missing, and that Gillian and co. believe the kid is still with Zoe.

It doesn't appear she's been hauled in yet -- there's no record of her arrest within the L.A. County Sheriff's Office. Sources familiar with the case say last Gillian heard ... McLellan was said to be somewhere near NOLA. But again, we're told Gillian doesn't know their whereabouts now -- or their status for that matter. We're told they're virtually off the grid.

It's a pretty wild story ... made even more eyebrow raising by the fact that McLellan doesn't appear to have acted in anything major since 2019. So, there too she's kinda vanished.

We've tried reaching to McLellan's lawyers for comment ... so far, no word back.

'NCIS: New Orleans' CBS Sued Over Robbery Scene ... Actors Claim They Nearly Got Killed

A crazy jewelry heist scene on "NCIS: New Orleans" got way too real for the actors involved ... when real cops showed up and pointed their guns at them ... and now they're suing.

The 2 actors involved in the scene, along with the jewelry store owner, have filed a lawsuit in L.A against CBS for allegedly misleading them into shooting a realistic "guerrilla-style" armed robbery in broad daylight ... without proper permits or giving cops and neighbors a heads up.

The 3 men claim they were approached by 'NCIS' producers in October 2017 about filming the robbery, and they agreed to do it under the assumption it was a "traditional television shoot" ... with permits, police present and standard safety protocols.


Instead, the men accuse CBS of failing to notify local authorities and surrounding businesses that the armed robbery scene -- set in the middle of a busy New Orleans shopping center -- was not real ... and you can guess what happened.

According to the suit ... the owner of the store next to the jewelry store understandably called 911 after seeing the actors jump out of an unmarked van in ski masks carrying realistic-looking assault rifles while yelling, "This is a robbery!"

This prompted cops to race to the scene and point their very real weapons at the actors ... who say they could have been killed by the officers with one false move.

The 3 men claim the ordeal was terrifying and traumatizing ... and they're still feeling the psychological effects. They're suing CBS for damages.

The network's filed docs to get the case tossed out of California court, arguing that it involves events that took place in Louisiana, so that's where the case should have been filed. The plaintiffs' lawyers, Caleb Mason and Alan Jackson, disagree ... saying the show is produced by CBS in L.A.

We reached out to CBS for comment ... so far, no word back.

Offset My 'NCIS: L.A.' Gig is a Twofer!!! Acting Debut and New Song


Offset's officially following the lead of his wife -- he's adding actor to his resume ... along with hip-hop star.

The Migos rapper's set to make his acting debut on "NCIS: Los Angeles" and TMZ got a sneak peek. Offset plays the role of an undercover CIA agent being approached by the show's stars -- Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J -- to save a special agent who's been captured.

Gotta say, it's pretty solid ... much like Cardi B's Hollywood debut last year in "Hustlers."

As an added bonus, Offset's guest spot will feature the world premiere of his new track, "Danger" .... which you can hear in the clip.

According to a behind-the-scenes vid ... LL says Offset hit him up about getting involved with the hit CBS show and he helped him get going, but Offset did the rest.

They say the role is significant because it's not the normal rapper-turned-actor typecast situation ... and it's clear they're pretty stoked about that.

The episode airs Sunday ... get ya popcorn ready, Cardi!!!

'NCIS' Star Pauley Perrette Alleged 'Assault' Was a Body Check ... By Costar Mark Harmon

Ex-"NCIS" star Pauley Perrette stunned fans of the show when she alluded to a "physical assault" at the hands of her costar, Mark Harmon -- and now we have some clarity about her allegations.

Pauley went on a Twitter rant last Friday vowing to never return to "NCIS," saying she was terrified of Mark attacking her ... and accused him of an actual assault.

In a since-deleted tweet, Pauley wrote ... "You think I didn't expect blow back? You got me wrong. THIS happened To my crew member and I fought like hell to keep it from happening again! To protect my crew!"

Then came her allegation ... "And then I was physically assaulted for saying NO!? and I lost my job."

Quick backstory ... that was all a reference to Mark's dog biting a crew member on set back in 2016, which left the guy with 16 stitches.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Pauley is now claiming that Mark body checked her on set in 2017 in what she perceived as payback. We're told Pauley felt it was an attempt to intimidate her after the dog fiasco.

Our sources tell us Pauley strongly objected to the dog being on the set after the bite and lobbied CBS brass to make it happen. We're told CBS eventually caved, telling Mark the dog would have to stay in his trailer unless it was leashed.

After CBS's new rule, we're told Pauley felt Mark only trotted the dog out when she was around -- which made things tense -- and their relationship was never the same. They hardly filmed any scenes together after that.

As to Pauley's claim she "lost" her job, our sources tell us it's unclear what she means exactly. We've been assured Pauley quit "NCIS" on her own accord in 2018.

CBS and Mark's team both had no comment about the alleged body check.

Chris O'Donnell Sued Over Chain Collision Allegedly Caused by His Daughter

Chris O'Donnell is being sued over a serious car crash allegedly caused by his 19-year-old daughter.

Lily Anne O'Donnell was driving in Santa Monica, CA back in 2016 when she rear-ended a car, which then slammed into another vehicle driven by personal trainer Tracy Sutton.

Sutton claims in her lawsuit she suffered serious neck and back injuries. Her lawyers at The Capital Law Firm tell us the injuries have continued to affect her ability to work.

We're told Lily's car was totaled. As for why Chris is being sued ... he's the registered owner. Lily is also named as a defendant.

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

'NCIS' Actor Adam Croasdell I Got Catfished ... Now I'm Being Harassed!!!

Adam Croasdell -- an actor known for his roles on "Preacher," "Reign" and "NCIS" -- has gone to the cops, claiming he'd been catfished by someone who is now mercilessly harassing him online.

According to new legal docs ... Adam says he began communicating with the owner of the IG account @topthatpose in April 2017, and the 2 eventually exchanged digits and began talking daily.

Adam says the person claimed she was a 24-year-old woman named Gabriella Winters, and they developed a relationship ... but "Gabriella" would always find an excuse to avoid meeting with him ... even on FaceTime.

According to the docs ... Adam broke things off in July 2017, but he began getting bombarded with harassing emails and social media messages shortly thereafter. He claims he was getting 10-50 messages a day from "Gabriella" through hundreds of different accounts.

Adam says the catfisher even pretended to be various members of Gabriella's family.

Croasdell might get justice soon ... a search warrant was issued for the suspect's online accounts.

'NCIS: Los Angeles' Linda Hunt Hospitalized After Car Wreck

"NCIS: Los Angeles" star Linda Hunt was hospitalized after a serious car wreck in Hollywood.

Hunt was driving a black BMW SUV Monday and tried making a left turn. An eyewitness tells us Hunt struck a sedan and then collided with a Honda SUV. Hunt was visibly shaken, and witnesses escorted her to a lawn chair on the sidewalk.

We're told paramedics evaluated Linda on the chair and then determined she needed to be taken to the hospital. The witness tells us the other drivers only suffered minor injuries.

Hunt has been a fixture on 'NCIS,' appearing in over 200 episodes. She's also done voice work on video games and voiced Grandmother Willow in Disney's "Pocahontas."

Law enforcement sources confirmed only one person from the accident was hospitalized. At this time, the cause of the accident is under investigation.

We reached out to Linda's rep to check on her condition, but have not yet heard back.

'NCIS' Star Zoe McLellan You're a 'Designated' Kidnapper ... Claims Ex-Hubby

Zoe McLellan gave her ex-husband, J.P. Gillain, only 2 days' notice before she flew to Canada with their young son for a role alongside Kiefer Sutherland ... but she says she had no choice.

McLellan is embroiled in a custody war again with Gillain. They have joint custody of 4-year-old Sebastian. McLellan says she was recently offered a gig on "Designated Survivor" and had to be in Toronto STAT to film ... but wouldn't go without Seb.

In court docs, obtained by TMZ, McLellan says she's the primary parent, adding Gillain can't support the lifestyle she offers their son. That's why she claims he needs to be with mom while she films for a year ... but she says she'll help out with dad's travel costs so he can come visit.

For his part, Gillain says his ex-wife basically held a gun to his head, demanding he consent to the move and agree to work out a new custody deal. He also argues she can't uproot their kid just because she gets a new role, arguing Seb needs stability and continuity.

He's asking a judge to order the boy back immediately.

Mark Harmon Hey Pooch ... Take a Bite Out of Crime ... Not the Crew!!!

'NCIS' star Mark Harmon has a dog that attacked a crew member on set, but the dog has a pretty solid defense.

Sources connected with production tell TMZ, Harmon's dog is a 3-year-old pit bull mix that he rescued as a pup. His name is Dave.

Mark frequently brought Dave to the set, which was a dog-friendly environment. Other cast and crew members brought their dogs as well.

We're told a week ago one of the crew members was roughhousing with Dave ... something he did a lot, when the pooch became scared and attacked.

Our sources say the crew member needed 16 stitches to close the wounds, but returned to the set and is fine.

As for Dave, he hasn't been back to the set, but he's fine and, as we said, has a plausible defense.

'NCIS: New Orleans' Star I'm Only Gonna Pay You One Time In This Divorce

Zoe McLellan, from "NCIS: New Orleans," is about to shell out some major cash to her ex-husband, but she's not down with monthly payment plans.

According to her divorce settlement, obtained by TMZ, Zoe forked over a one-time payment of $30k to Jean Pierre Gillain, and he agreed not to hit her up for any further spousal support. That's it for the ex, however Zoe will fork over $4k a month to support their 2-year-old son.

After a fierce custody war they agreed on a visiting schedule that suits their living situation in New Orleans and Los Angeles, where Jean Pierre lives. They've also divvied up all their assets.

Case closed.

Pauley Perrette Claims Second Attack By Homeless Man

"NCIS" star Pauley Perrette claims she was attacked by another homeless guy ... this time in her car and narrowly escaped after getting all evangelical on the dude.

Perrette says she was stopped on a busy street in Hollywood when she gave a buck to a "pretty off homeless guy" asking for change.

Perrette says the guy then grabbed her wrist and stuck his head into her car demanding to know the time. She says her immediate reaction was to yell "I rebuke you satan in the name of Jesus Christ!" And then she told him the time ... 5:37 PM.

Seems to have done the trick ... because the dude let go.

It gets weirder ... Perrette says she had a taser and tactical knife with her in the car too, but chose to go the good Samaritan route instead.

This is the second time in 3 months she says she's been attacked by a pedestrian ... so chances are next time the person won't be so lucky.

Michael Weatherly Pleads No Contest in DUI Case

"NCIS" star Michael Weatherly will go into the New Year with a clean legal slate ... because his DUI case is over.

Weatherly pled no contest Tuesday to driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 ... and the remaining counts were dismissed.

His sentence ... 3 years probation and a three-month alcohol program (and a MADD program).

He has until June to complete everything.

Weatherly was arrested in November after he was stopped for speeding in Hollywood.

'NCIS' Star Busted For DUI

"NCIS" star Michael Weatherly ended up on the other side of the law when LAPD busted him for DUI.

Law enforcement sources tell us Weatherly was stopped for speeding earlier this month around 1 AM in Hollywood. We're told officers suspected he'd been drinking and after running tests, determined his BAC was well above the legal limit. Weatherly spent nearly 15 hours behind bars.

The L.A. City Attorney charged him with two counts of DUI last week and if convicted, Weatherly faces a max of six months in jail and $1,000 in fines -- though jail time's highly unlikely since it's his first offense.

We've reached out to Weatherly for comment ... so far, no word back.

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