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Stan Lee Dead at 95

11/12/2018 10:39 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Stan Lee, the man responsible for much of the Marvel Universe, has died ... Stan's daughter tells TMZ.

We're told an ambulance rushed to Lee's Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We're told that's where he died.

Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so -- he had a bout of pneumonia and vision issues.

Stan started Marvel with Jack Kirby in 1961 with The Fantastic Four. He went on to create Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and The Avengers.

Stan made cameo appearances in many of the Marvel movies.

Lee had a rocky relationship with Marvel once the company went full-tilt Hollywood. He sued the company in 2002 for royalties he said he was owed for the first "Spider-Man" movie. Three years later he settled the case for $10 million.

"Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" is the latest installment of the film's franchise and will be released next month.

Lee is survived by his daughter, J.C. His wife of 69 years, Joan, died in 2017.

J.C. tells TMZ, "My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man."

Lee was 95.

RIP

Lady Gaga Lifts Spirits at Wildfire Shelter 'Keep the Faith, Together'

11/12/2018 10:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lady Gaga is putting her heart and soul into helping people driven from their homes by the California wildfires -- and she delivered an emotional speech to evacuees.

Gaga, who herself was forced to flee her Malibu home, showed up Sunday evening at a Red Cross shelter at Pacific Palisades High School, and told the displaced crowd, "I extend my love ... I know we do not know each other, but I love you. This is an emergency, but you are not alone."

She encouraged everyone to take advantage of mental health counselors on the premises, and to "share your stories and talk to each other during this time."

Gaga's home has reportedly survived the flames, so far, but it's obvious the danger of the Woolsey fire is taking an emotional toll.

We're told she spent about 90 minutes at the shelter. She took photos, handed out gift cards, and even sang to a 98-year-old woman who'd been evacuated. 

As Gaga put it, "Let's keep the faith, together."

There's no doubt her time and words were greatly appreciated, and effective in lifting spirits.

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A young Lady stopped by the Palisades shelter to cheer up the residents as took a pic. So much fun! #LadyGaGa

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Chris Pratt In with Papa Schwarzenegger!! Dining Out with Arnold & Katherine

11/12/2018 7:11 AM PST

Here's Chris Pratt in 'Meet the Parents: Terminator Edition!!'  

Yeah, NBD. Just breakfast with his GF, Katherine Schwarzenegger ... and her dad, Arnold. If it looks like Chris is breathing a deep sigh of relief -- you try sitting across a breakfast table from the ex-Governor slash Conan the Barbarian slash 7-time Mr. Olympia. 

Chris and Katherine double dated Sunday morning in Santa Monica with Arnold and his GF, Heather Milligan

Hard to get a read off Arnold's face about how the sit-down went, but what could go wrong, right? It's Chris freakin' Pratt ... everyone loves him, right?

Right after their meal, Chris and Kat headed to the chapel! Nothing for Ahnald to get antsy about -- they were just attending their usual Sunday services.

For now.

Michael C. Hall Bid On My 'Dexter' Stalker Outfit ... 'Star Trek' Memorabilia Hitting Auction Block Too

11/12/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

There's an online bidding war about to erupt, and "Dexter" fans will have the opportunity to take home Michael C. Hall's famous stalker getup from the psychological thriller ... if they have the cash. 

The Dexter Morgan stalker ensemble from the hit Showtime series is hitting the auction block Dec. 1, with the online merchant, Prop Store, valuing it between $2,000 and $3,000.

For TV buffs with deeper pockets, there's an opportunity to bring home some historic "Star Trek" memorabilia ... because the costumes from American TV's first interracial kiss are also heading to auction. 

The togas worn by William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols when they kissed on a 1968 episode of "Star Trek," the first interracial kiss on American TV, are valued between $60,000 and $80,000. Just be ready to outbid the Trekkies. 

There are tons of other cool Hollywood memorabilia up for auction ... a bag of blue sky meth from "Breaking Bad" (valued at $3,000), Robin Williams' egg spaceship from "Mork & Mindy" ($30,000), Howard Stern's Fartman uniform from the 1992 MTV VMAs ($8,000), and Laura Palmer's red casket from the cult series "Twin Peaks" ($3,000). 

Gerard Butler Finds Malibu Home Burned, Destroyed ... By CA Wildfires

11/11/2018 11:46 AM PST
Breaking News

Gerard Butler came home to find what many Californians are discovering in the middle of raging wildfires across the state -- his home has been burned to ashes.

The "300" star posted a devastating photo Sunday showing his Malibu home burnt to a crisp. He says this is what he came to find after being evacuated from the area -- like many other stars have already been -- and called it a "heartbreaking time" in the Golden State. 

Gerard also filmed himself walking up to the rubble, some of which was still smoldering. He says half of his property is gone. 

Fortunately, the actor's trying to stay positive about the loss, saying he was inspired by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters who are battling the flames. He thanked the Los Angeles Fire Department and asked his followers to support them if they could.

Camille Grammer also lost her home to the Woolsey fire, as have nearly 200 other homeowners in Southern California ... which could possibly get worse before weekend's end.

All of Malibu has been evacuated, as have surrounding areas in Ventura and many other L.A. counties. The death toll between fires in NorCal and SoCal has risen to 25.

Billy Corben to A-Rod You Ain't Gonna Like My New Movie ... About You!

11/10/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Billy Corben -- the acclaimed director behind "Cocaine Cowboys" and "The U" -- is about to debut his new film about Alex Rodriguez ... and warns the MLB star he ain't gonna like it. 

The movie is called "Screwball" -- a no-holds-barred look at Alex's role in the Biogenesis scandal, when several players were accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. 

A-Rod was banned for the entire 2014 season after an MLB investigation. 

Corben tells TMZ Sports he's spent years working on the documentary -- and was actually contacted by Alex at one point in the process. 

But, A-Rod allegedly wanted Corben to only tell his side of the story and things just didn't work out. 

"He pitched us the idea," Corben said ... "But, then kind of ghosted us over the course of 2014, and then he realized he didn't have to tell anybody anything."

The movie is loaded with shocking claims and stories that Corben insists are 100% true. 

Gotta think A-Rod will have a bone to pick with some of it -- but we'll see how this whole thing plays out. 

And, if you think Corben is the kind of guy who runs from controversy, you're clearly not familiar with his work. 

Jacob Tremblay Scores $100k Deal for 'The Shining' Sequel

11/9/2018 2:15 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jacob Tremblay's stock keeps rising 'cause he keeps landing big roles ... like his next one in the sequel to "The Shining."

The 12-year-old star child actor has scored a $100k deal to appear in the next movie based on Stephen King's work, tentatively titled "Doctor Sleep." It's slated to premiere in 2020 and it's got a star-studded cast that includes Ewan McGregor

Jacob's not even a teenager and already he's landed some big roles in Hollywood ... most notably and recently his part in "Wonder" alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. The flick was a monumental success ... earning more than $305 mil worldwide.

He also starred in "Room" and had a recurring role on the TV kids series "Pete the Cat." Jacob's been busy in La La land ... he also lent his voice in the made-for-TV movie "Pete the Cat: A Very Christmas Movie" and is also in the comedy "Good Boys" slated for 2019.

Westworld Up In Flames ... Set Destroyed by Wildfire

11/9/2018 1:20 PM PST
Breaking News

No confusing ending to figure out here ... "Westworld" is up in flames, or at least one of the sets where it's shot is ... courtesy of the SoCal wildfires. 

The Western Town set at Paramount Ranch was engulfed Friday by the Woolsey Fire. By all accounts, the flames have burned the whole area beyond recognition. The set is one of the main filming locations for the HBO series. 

Authorities say the fire has destroyed all the buildings on set, and firefighters have been getting anywhere near the location. Dozens of nearby homes in the area have also been torched. 

The blaze has forced the evacuation of over 75,000 homes as it rages on in Ventura and L.A. Counties ... Kim Kardashian was among those fleeing the area, and Caitlyn Jenner's home has already burned down.

'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.

Chris Pratt & Anna Faris Divorce Includes Five-Mile Rule For Living Arrangements

11/7/2018 4:03 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are split, but won't be living too far from each other -- it's part of their divorce settlement ... TMZ has learned.

As we told you, Chris and Anna hammered out their divorce with the help of a private judge ... who just signed off Wednesday on the deal. According to the docs, they've agreed to live no more than 5 miles apart for about the next 5 years.

The clause calls for the 5-mile rule to stay in place until Jack completes the 6th grade. Right now, he's 6 years old ... so, that means they've got another 5 years living in relatively close quarters.

If for any reason one of them needed to move further apart, they have to give the other party written notice no later than 3 months in advance of the move ... according to the docs.

They also have to provide 30 days notice if they want to travel out of the country with Jack ... and "reasonable" advance notice to travel out of state.

As we've seen ... everything is peachy-keen between Anna and Chris right now -- as evidenced by their trick-or-treating with Jack and their new baes, Michael Barrett and Katherine Schwarzenegger

'Jay & Silent Bob' Star Jason Mewes Here's When Reboot is Comin'

11/7/2018 11:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Smith's new movie about Jay and Silent Bob is still in the works -- despite a delay -- according to Jay himself ... who's giving us a major update on the status of their reboot.

We got Jason Mewes Tuesday night at Caroline's Comedy Club in NYC where he told us Smith's forthcoming sequel to the 'J & SB' franchise -- "Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot" -- will head into preproduction early next year ... and that filming will begin soon after that.

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This is not a drill! This is an actual image from my laptop! Yes, Kids - @jayandsilentbob are coming back! Here's the story: Sadly, Clerks III can't happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead... which also didn't happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series. I've pitched said sequel series to 6 different networks only to find no takers thus far. Mind you, I'm not complaining: nobody gets to make EVERYTHING they wanna make in this business (do they?). And I've been lucky to make anything at all, there's so much competition out there, so many much cooler ideas from fresh folks. And besides: I had #comicbookmen and then @tuskthemovie and @yogahosers (which all came together so crazy quickly), and the podcasts and #fatmanonbatman. With all of that, how could I bitch about no Clerks III or Mallrats 2? Then when I started directing @thecw shows, it was such a slice of Heaven on Earth, I happily put my Askewniverse sequels to the side. Since I sold #Clerks and #Mallrats years ago, they're owned by others, which limits my moves with my own material. I don't mind: back in the day, all I ever wanted to do was sell my stuff so I could be in the movie biz in the first place. So I don't own Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy or #Dogma... But I DO own #jayandsilentbob. So while I love playing with someone else's new toys on @cwtheflash and @Supergirl, I'm getting eager to play with my old toys again in the inter-connected View Askewniverse I spent the first half of my career creating. And so all last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" - a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old "Bluntman & Chronic Movie" they hated so much. It's a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business's recent re-do obsession, featuring an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces! And I already met with the good folks at Miramax and they're into it, so I'm hoping we'll be shooting in the summer! Never give up, kids. You CAN do anything you want in life, so long as you're patient and malleable. #KevinSmith

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Kevin teased a sequel early last year, and reports said that production was supposed to start this past summer. It doesn't appear that actually happened, but Jason's got a bit of an explanation there too.  

It also doesn't seem like Jason's 100% certain of this latest timeline he's providing here. But, he's holding out hope things go according to plan. Knock on metal, right?

'Creed 2' Star Florian Munteanu Drago's Son Flaunts 8-Pack Abs ... Look!

11/7/2018 6:39 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Florian Munteanu -- the guy who plays Ivan Drago's son in "Creed 2" -- says training for the flick got him in the best shape of his life ... and he's got the abs to prove it.

First off, count the abs ... 8.

Ridiculous. 

A few other things -- Florian talks about the movie plot without spoiling it noting there won't be a Vladimir Putin look-alike character in this movie to replace the Mikhail Gorbachev spoof in "Rocky IV."

"We didn't aim for that," Florian said while strolling through Reagan National Airport with the film's director, Steven Caple Jr.

"It's about family and loyalty, a lot of father/son relationships going on on the Creed side ... but no political issues."

28-year-old Florian -- a pro boxer who hails from Romania -- also says he hopes this movie propels him into being a Hollywood star ... but it's up to the audience to decide if he's good enough. 

"The audience have to decide if they like my performance or not but I'm pretty happy with it." 

Nicky Jam I'm in L.A. for an Audition But, I Won't Say If It's 'Bad Boys 3'!!!

11/7/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nicky Jam is on the West Coast to audition for a very specific movie -- and it might or might not (but definitely does) have something to do with Will Smith.

We got the reggaeton superstar Tuesday on Rodeo Drive, and while he copped to being in town for a casting call, he was tight-lipped about the project. Check out our photog's killer detective skills in deciphering what it MIGHT be. We landed on "Bad Boys 3," but see if you agree.

Nicky played the Hollywood game perfectly when we asked him to confirm -- but NJ and Will collab'd this year for the FIFA World Cup anthem, "Live It Up" ... so we know they're tight. 

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It’s been a LOOOONG time Coming. But now it’s Here! @BadBoys For Life 🚨 We back!! @martinlawrence

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Still, we'll have to wait and see if Nicky makes the cut to get screen time with Will and Martin Lawrence

The duo recently announced the third installment was officially a go. Finally! 

And, just because we know you're itching to say it -- if ya haven't been saying it already -- here's the line. #BadBoysForLife

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