Zach Braff's Dog I Don't Want No 'Scrubs' ... But i doooo want that ball!!!

If Zach Braff were to put on his old TV scrubs and take his dog's vitals right now -- they'd probably be through the roof ... especially on their way to the dog park.

The actor was spotted this week taking his newest pooch, Billie, to play some fetch ... and the little gal was literally bouncing around in the parking lot as Zach swung around his fancy toy. We're not exaggerating either -- this dog's got HOPS!

It looks like what Billie was gonna go chase down is part of a ball launcher -- which helps people chuck a dog's best friend way further and more easily than they might normally be able to with just their arm.

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In any case, Billie was all about it. You can almost hear her screaming, "Gimme, gimme, gimme!!!" ... in dog language, of course. BTW, Zach's pup is a foster dog he and GF Florence Pugh recently took in back in April -- who's been spayed, as Zach has documented.

Oh, and speaking of Zach ... he's quite the responsible pet owner. He had Billie on a leash, and even whipped out a pooper scooper to clean up Billie's mess in the park. He was also masked up, to which we might say ... "Good boy!"

Donald Faison Destroys Giants for Benching Eli 'Most Disrespectful Thing EVER'


Donald Faison went NUCLEAR on the streets of NYC over the Giants benching Eli Manning ... saying it's "the most disrespectful thing" he's seen in his whole damn life.

TMZ Sports spoke with Turk about the news ... and just mentioning Eli got him to shout at the top of his lungs: "That's some BS, yo! Everybody's saying it!! BS!!! IT REALLY IS BS!!!!"

Donald -- who loves the G-Men -- says he's got a good reason to be pissed considering all Eli's done for the franchise.

"The season's a wash anyway, so just let him finish the season at least."

That obviously ain't happening ... but maybe the "Scrubs" star will feel better knowing job offers are already rollin' in for Eli.


Y&R Michael Muhney I'm So Much Better Looking Than Zach Braff

Michael Muhney -- who was fired recently from "The Young and the Restless" for allegedly groping his co-star's boobs -- was also fired from "Veronica Mars" -- partly because his ego was out of control ... sources connected with the production tell TMZ.

A source connected with the production tells TMZ ... Michael told multiple people on the show he was up for the lead in the TV show "Scrubs" along with Zach Braff, but he was just too good looking.

One source said, "I'm not a fan of Michael's," adding, "He had a VERY strong sense of self." We're told the consensus was ... his personality was just really tough to take.

Another source tells TMZ ... the final straw was that Michael allegedly released portions of the season finale online. He was fired, and the way they killed him off was great. He was investigating a crime inside a house and got shot. His last words were, "I smell bread" ... and then he died.

But we spoke with an actress -- Jenna Zablocki -- who was Michael's on-screen love interest in "The Portal." She says, "He was a gentleman, professional, and a really cool guy."

As for the Y&R firing ... the allegations were hardly a secret ... last month a user on a popular soap blog had posted details of the alleged breast-grabbing allegations.

We called Michael's rep but did not hear back.

Donald Faison Sued By Agents You Made $75k Per Ep on 'Scrubs' ... So Pay Us!

Donald Faison made nearly $1 MILLION for the final season of "Scrubs" ... but screwed over the people who negotiated that paycheck, this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Faison is being sued by United Talent Agency -- which claims they got Faison his job on "Scrubs" back in 2001 ... and convinced producers to pay him $75,356 per episode.

But according to the suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Faison -- who played Turk on the show -- stopped paying UTA its 10% commission after Episode 3 of Season 9.

UTA also claims Faison stiffed them on commission for his role on a pilot episode of the ABC sitcom "The Law," for which he made $60k.

UTA -- clearly bitter -- writes in the lawsuit, "Faison has not only turned his back on the people that helped slingshot his career, but on his contractual obligations to those people."

UTA is asking for more than $70k in damages.

May 11 -- We're told Faison immediately paid his debt as soon as he heard about the lawsuit, claiming he was unaware of the debt until the suit was filed.

'Scrubs' Star Needs $$$ Help, Stat

Donald Faison from "Scrubs" may be the next celebrity domino to fall in the great housing crunch.

Luther Burbank Savings just filed a lawsuit, claiming he hasn't been paying the mortgage on an apartment complex he bought in Inglewood, CA for $525,000 back in 2008.

The bank claims Faison hasn't paid a dime since November and wants permission to initiate a foreclosure action.

The bank is also suing for $514,657.76

"Scrubs" -- like Faison's apartment -- is in limbo.

No comment so far from Donald's people.

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"Scrubs" -- The Open Wide Special

Looks like Zach Braff's show "Scrubs" may finally get an audience ...

Check out the script for the soon-to-be-made porn version of the show ... and it's not half bad. There's some character development, quirky dialogue ... pretty much just like a regular episode of "Scrubs," except with sex scenes -- so it's better.

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"Scrubs" Star To Kid: See Ya Next Weekend!

Victory for a "Scrubs" star today in court -- John C. McGinley won more time with his kid.

McGinley asked the judge for more visitation -- currently he sees his kid every other weekend. His ex, Lauren Lambert, begged to object, claiming it would be traumatic to shuffle their 10-year-old son Max back and forth too much. Max has Down Syndrome.

Lauren broke down in tears after the judge saw it John's way. John will get Max an extra night every other week.

You'll recall, there was a big thing earlier this year. TMZ broke the story that John wanted to slash child support in half during the writer's strike. He backed off after we ran our story.

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Zach Braff Crashes & Burns With Chick

When you're a funny, charming and handsome star like Zach Braff, there aren't many women out of your reach, right? Not so much.

A TMZ spy spotted Zach at a party in Hollywood where the "Scrubs" star was trying to sweet-talk one of the female caterers.

He pulled every card he had up his sleeve -- but to no avail. After telling the server how beautiful she was and informing her that he would have her added to the guest list at Hyde, she still kindly refused. Although Braff didn't show any signs of a bruised ego, it had to hurt.



"Scrubs" Up for Charity

Doctors and liquor are usually a bad combination, but "Scrubs" and Johnny Walker Blue Label got together with eBay, and now you've got a chance to own some sweet memorabilia while helping a worthy cause.

There's an eBay auction for custom-designed scrubs, created by stars of the show by the same name. If you love "Scrubs" as much as the staff at TMZ does, then you might want to break out the eBay account and bid on these one-of-a-kind items.

Proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit the New Orleans Museum of Art's Katrina Fund; you can buy art while supporting the arts -- how very cosmopolitan of you!



"Scrubs" -- NBC's Savior?

Bill Lawrence is going to rescue NBC. Ok, maybe not. But with the news this week that his show "Scrubs" is moving to the coveted-but-dreaded Thursday night at 9PM time slot, the Emmy-nominated series is being counted on to help the network bring back the glory days of Thursday nights on NBC.

"If NBC is counting on 'Scrubs' then they are shit out of luck my friend," Lawrence jokingly told TMZ yesterday. "First of all, I am a huge TV fan -- Thursday night on NBC should be comedy. Secondly, we're going to think of something to name Zach Braff's character like McSomething -- McWeenie or McCheesy or something."

Lawrence, who besides being the Executive Producer of "Scrubs" is also one of the guys behind the Internet phenomenon "Nobody's Watching" AND writing the upcoming "Fletch" movie, took some time to sit down with TMZ to talk about going up against "Grey's Anatomy," the latest "Nobody's Watching" viral video and trying to cast "Fletch" -- Zach Braff, perhaps?

NBC to Return to Thursday Comedy Glory

Beginning November 30, NBC will air "My Name Is Earl," "The Office," "Scrubs" and "30 Rock" in a row on Thursday nights.

"We are excited about the prospect of two-hours of top-notch comedy on Thursday nights, which includes the return of 'Scrubs,'" Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment said today. "We will stay on-brand with the best comedy block on television, which will position us for the future on the night."

"Scrubs" has yet to premiere this season while "30 Rock" currently airs Wednesday nights at 8PM ET/PT.

The move is reminiscent of the glory days of NBC when "Friends" and "Seinfeld" anchored NBC's Thursday night schedule leading into the powerhouse drama "ER."

Emmy Dudes Do Dolce

The studs of primetime rocked the house at this year's 58th Annual Emmy Awards in tuxedo's from iconic fashion house Dolce & Gabbana!

Sources tell TMZ that "Entourage's" Jeremy Piven, who took home the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, absolutely fell in love with his Dolce & Gabbana navy blue, peak lapel tux. He also sported their white shirt beneath the surface.

Braff's Pimped Out Ride

Zach Braff has some kind of sense of humor. Even off camera with what appears to be no effort, he has a way of making us laugh. In this picture, paparazzi caught Braff making his way from his trailer to the set of "Scrubs" riding a mini scooter and talking on the phone. All that was missing here was a rainbow colored afro wig, a small red foam nose and a pair of oversized shoes.

Zach recently opened up about the scrutiny stars endure living in the public eye thanks to the paparazzi. We're sure glad that he's not letting that stop him from being himself.



Braff's Love Life ... or Lack Thereof

While promoting his new film, "The Last Kiss," Zach Braff opened up about the troubles of dating in Hollywood. The "Scrubs" star recently split with Mandy Moore, due in part to their nine-year age difference, and says the scrutiny put on celebrities can be overwhelming.

"A relationship is hard, doing it in the public eye is something that's very new to me. I was a waiter 5 years ago and when I was a waiter nobody was telling lies about me in the tabloids. But it's par for the course."

One recent tabloid rumor even linked him with Jessica Simpson but Braff insists the gossip isn't true: "Totally made up. I've met her a couple times, she's a sweet girl but I think I saw her two months ago at a bar in the Hamptons and that was it."

"The Last Kiss" opens September 15th.

"Scrubs" to Go Musical

The NBC sitcom "Scrubs" will air a musical episode next year, according to The Tony Award-winning composers of "Avenue Q" will write the songs.

Debra Fordham, a supervising producer for "Scrubs" told Playbill, "The general plot is that a woman comes into Sacred Heart, our hospital, complaining that she constantly hears music, yet all her tests come back normal. Is she just crazy? Or is something else going on?"

"Avenue Q" won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2004.

Fordham went on to say that Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx will write "the big opening number, the act break and the finale. The fourth one is a song about a stool sample!"

The episode will shoot later this year and air some time in 2007.

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