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Conan O'Brien White House's Acosta Vid Should Win Best Comedy Award!!!

11/9/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Conan O'Brien's laughing his ass off a lot these days, courtesy President Trump and co. -- but the problem is they're also stomping all over the late night host's turf ... according to Conan.

We got COB out in the Big Apple Thursday and asked him to weigh in on the White House yanking Jim Acosta's press credentials after his head-to-head with the Prez. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders uploaded a vid she said supported the decision -- but the clip is clearly sped up to make it appear Acosta shoved an intern.

Conan's take? Great production skills on the part of Trump's team!

Conan joked with us about how Trump's news conference antics are inspiring his own creativity.

Sounds like he'd be down to hire Trump's comedy writers ... assuming they're available. People do tend to leave the White House. 

'All the Boys' Star Noah Centineo Team Went into Damage Control Over Busy's Ghosting Story

11/8/2018 12:43 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Hollywood heartthrob Noah Centineo got called out by Busy Philipps on TV for ghosting her pal, which made his team go into overdrive trying to protect his rep ... TMZ has learned.

Noah and Busy both appeared on James Corden's 'Late Late Show' Wednesday and, at one point, she revealed the Netflix stud had completely stopped talking to a friend of hers, whom he'd apparently been chatting up. It was slightly awkward, but mostly light-hearted.

As it turns out ... we're told the actual convo ran longer than the clip that aired, and that wasn't by chance. Sources close to the situation tell us Noah's team were worried about the segment, and asked Corden's people to heavily edit it down.

We're told Busy went into detail about how Noah met one of her writers on a dating app, and dragged him for ghosting her. Our sources say Noah's team feared the story would ruin his boy-next-door image. 

You can tell 'Late Late Show' execs obliged -- there's an obvious edit at about 56 seconds, plus they didn't post it on their YouTube channel ... as they usually do with noteworthy segments.

Noah blew up this year after starring in Netflix's rom-com, "To All the Boys I've Loved Before."

Plus, he was Camila Cabello's love interest in the "Havana" music vid, and he's in People's new Sexiest Man Alive issue.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Hits Perfect Floss ... I Can Do Anything!!

10/25/2018 6:42 AM PDT
Breaking News

Zlatan can run ... Zlatan can score ... Zlatan CAN DANCE!!!

The soccer legend went on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" and proved there's a lot of walk behind all his talk -- nailing a perfect floss dance right on cue.

In fact ... Corden was so impressed -- he wanted some lessons!!!

So, what was the reason for the night-time dance party?? James needed to figure out if Zlatan really CAN do anything.

The first test? Name three Kardashians.

The second test? Open a jar of pickles.

The third test? Hit the floss.

Done, done and BIG-TIME done.

Then, for good measure, he pronounced his full name with a mouth full of marshmallows. Impressive. 

Ibrahimovic and the L.A. Galaxy next take the field Sunday for their regular-season finale with the Houston Dynamo ... and pretty sure we just found Z's new goal celebration.

Nick Cannon Unlike 'AGT,' FOX Loves My Turban On New Late Night Show

10/15/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Cannon's getting a warm welcome at FOX for his new late night TV show, and so is his turban ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Nick will rock his signature headgear without concern or pushback from the network. That wasn't the case in the latter part of his nearly 10-year run as host of "America's Got Talent" on NBC.

Sources said the Peacock Network wasn't jibing with his look on 'AGT,' and unleashed its wrath on him over a "black card" joke he made during a Showtime comedy special. 

That dispute led to Nick quitting 'AGT', and leaving millions on the table.  

As for his new FOX gig, we're told it has to be a weekly show, because Nick is currently finishing up his master's degree at Howard University. When he's done, it'll free him up to do a nightly show. We're told the show's set to debut in early 2019.

The premise of the show ... think "community party" for every episode.

Jimmy Fallon Spitting Hot Fire ... Destroys Post Malone's Artist In Rap Battle

10/9/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

You better come correct if you challenge Jimmy Fallon to a rap battle ... 'cause Jimmy just put one of Post Malone's artists in a body bag. 

The 'Tonight Show' host wasn't playing around when he went rhyme-for-rhyme with Post's upcoming artist, Tyla Yaweh ... hitting him where it hurts with no regard for human life. 

It all went down at Paddy Reilly's Music Bar in NYC after Post's appearance on the 'Tonight Show', and ya gotta watch the video ... Jimmy GOES IN, Tyla flops hard and Post bows down. 

No word on Jimmy's plans to drop a mixtape. 

Madonna Note Railing Over Infamous Letterman Show Could Go for Thousands

9/13/2018 12:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A letter Madonna penned about her infamous appearance on David Letterman's show in the '90s is up for grabs, and the rant is likely to fetch big $$$.

Boston-based auction house RR Auction is putting Madge's handwritten note from May 1994 on the auction block at the end of the month. What's puzzling ... she apparently published the letter on her fansite ICON, but no one took notice.

As for what the letter said ... she wrote about "how sexist the world we live in really is" following her disastrous appearance on 'The Late Show,' when she dropped the f-bomb 14 times in an excruciatingly awkward interview with David Letterman. It made censorship history.

She rants in the letter that, had Andrew Dice Clay or Snoop gone on the show and done something similar, "no one would have given a f***."

She goes on ... "In this country you are not allowed to be a girl, look good, have a point of view and have a good time all at once. Need I say more."

The auctioneers say they expect the letter will fetch $2k-$3k ... but we know the drill. If the bidding gets hot, it will go way higher.

Online bids will start being accepted Thursday, and the live auction is on Sept. 25. 

Kanye West Rapper. Designer. Porn Director?!?

8/11/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West just got an offer he might not refuse ... directing a porn movie after giving his fav a shout-out on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Greg Lansky -- widely considered the Steven Spielberg of porn -- runs a high-end porn production company, including Blacked.com, which also happens to be Kanye's XXX of choice. The rapper said as much to a late night national TV audience

Didn't take long for Greg to craft an offer and fire it off to Ye ... first thanking him for mentioning Blacked. As for the offer -- let Kanye direct a porn movie. According to the letter -- obtained by TMZ -- Kanye will have full artistic control.

And, how's this for an enticing offer? Greg also has 2 porn stars in mind for Kanye's film.

If the Blacked.com deal doesn't do the trick for Kanye -- Pornhub's got his back (and his front) too -- telling us they'd like to extend a free lifetime membership to the site's HD, on-demand streaming service, Pornhub Premium.

Ball's in your court, Kanye. #PunIntended

Jimmy Fallon Real-Life Name That Song Challenge ... Guns N' Roses Style!!!

8/6/2018 9:33 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jimmy Fallon took one of his most popular late night games out of the studio and tried it live in the Hamptons -- and it was just as entertaining with way more booze ... we think.

The 'Tonight Show' host was hanging with his wife, Nancy Juvonen, Friday night at The Palm East Hampton, when he decided to belt out some Guns N' Roses to one lucky patron ... while everyone else in the place was watching and cheering. 

We won't tell you what song it is, 'cause that's all part of the fun! BTW, eyewitnesses say Jimmy appeared pretty sloshed with his wifey. So, yeah ... ya might have trouble deciphering some of the lyrics.

Trevor Noah's Brilliant Defense Of Neymar's Ridiculous Flopping

7/6/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ya can't REALLY blame soccer stars like Neymar for flopping worse than Vlade Divac in the '90s ... because there's a really smart reason behind the fake pain -- so says Trevor Noah

The 34-year-old 'Daily Show' host is a massive soccer fan -- and has thought long and hard about the flopping epidemic that's taken over the World Cup ... particularly in regards to the Brazilian superstar. 

You gotta watch Noah break it down outside of Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills ... and how he ultimately explains why guys like Neymar will flop to prevent themselves from suffering a major injury.  

"Some people overdo it," Noah admits ... "Don't get me wrong. But, I understand where it came from."

Noah's argument totally makes sense ... but c'mon -- STOP THE FLOP!! 

Jamie Foxx Hangin' Loose Amid Penis Slap Allegation

6/13/2018 4:38 PM PDT

Jamie Foxx doesn't appear to have a worry in the world after being accused of slapping a woman with his penis nearly 16 years ago ... that much is clear in his body language.

Foxx was heading in to tape "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday in L.A. when he flashed the surfer's classic "hang loose" sign. 

We broke the story ... a woman filed a police report with Vegas PD last week claiming Foxx hit her in the face with his genitalia in 2002 after she refused to perform oral sex on him. Jamie has vehemently denied the accusation ... and is vowing to pursue legal action against her.

For now, though ... he's chillin'. 

'Roseanne' Original Couch Mystery Solved Goodman's Claim Just Plain Wrong

3/31/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman ruffled some feathers when they told Jimmy Kimmel the original "Roseanne" couch is with the Smithsonian and that's why they couldn't get it for the reboot. Turns out, it's not true. 

TMZ did some digging, and we found out the Conners' couch went to a production warehouse after the show went off the air in 1997 ... and it remained there for years until a show honcho bought it.

We're told that person reached out to James Comisar -- curator at Museum of TV -- 10-15 years ago ... and it's been under his care ever since. The Museum has no affiliation with the Smithsonian. 

Comisar tells us the TV sofa is in an L.A. warehouse under climate, humidity and light control ... and he says he WAS contacted by "Roseanne" cast member Sara Gilbert about using it for the reboot.

James says he was open to letting the show use the couch, but worried it would get damaged, so he had strict stipulations on its use. Ultimately ... he and ABC couldn't come to terms, so the network decided to make a replica instead.

Comisar has more than 10,000 objects from TV history in his possession, and hopes to turn his site into a full-fledged museum someday ... and he'll proudly display the "Roseanne" couch.

John Oliver to Mike Pence My Bunny Book's Better Than Yours ... Score 1 for Gay Bundo

3/20/2018 9:06 AM PDT

John Oliver has mastered the art of trolling, and with the help of a now best-selling gay rabbit ... he's making a laughingstock of Vice President Mike Pence's children's book.

Oliver's new children's book, "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," is currently the No. 1 best selling book on Amazon. It's basically a satirical send-up of Pence's book, starring Bundo ... but, of course, the Veep's bunny is not out. It's also down at No. 4 on best sellers.

The "Last Week Tonight" host released his bunny tale on Sunday, a day before Pence's release -- to directly compete with the VP -- and, let's be honest, to troll the hell out of his conservative views on LGBT rights.

Oliver's got him beat in the overall category, and in Children's books, where both the hard cover and the Kindle version are dominating over Pence's version.

Yes, you could say John has pulled a rabbit out of his hat.

BTW, the OG Marlon doesn't seem upset about the competition or the gay plot twist in Oliver's book. After all, the comedian's donating proceeds from his book to LGBT friendly organizations. 

James Franco Super Uncomfortable on 'Late Night' ... Talking about Ally Sheedy

1/11/2018 6:34 AM PST

James Franco had some super uncomfortable moments Wednesday night on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" when the host asked the actor about Ally Sheedy.

You'll recall, after Franco won Best Actor during the Golden Globes, Sheedy tweeted, "Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much." She later deleted the post.

Franco said he didn't know what she was talking about and added he had a good relationship with Sheedy, to which Meyers shot back ... wasn't he curious enough to call her and find out what she was talking about? Franco squirmed but said he was satisfied with letting it be.

Franco says the sexual misconduct allegations are not true, but he's willing to take a bullet and stay silent rather than tarnish the #MeToo movement.

The L.A. Times just published a story claiming 5 actresses have accused Franco of misconduct, one of whom says during the filming of a nude orgy scene, Franco "removed protective plastic guards covering the actresses' vaginas while simulating oral sex on them."

The casting director who worked on that movie disputes the claims and says there were no complaints on set and she "personally checked on all the actresses constantly to make sure they were ok and comfortable."

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