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LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam’ Sequel Lands ‘Black Panther’ Director

LeBron James Lands ‘Black Panther’ Director … For ‘Space Jam’ Sequel 9/19/2018 12:49 PM PDT Breaking News Looney Tunes Land will have the power of Wakanda in the newest ‘Space Jam’ sequel starring LeBron James … ’cause the director behind “Black Panther” is officially joining the project!! The follow-up to the 1996 classic — slated to begin production 2019 — has added Ryan Coogler to the movie as a producer … and Terence Nance will be the director. LeBron’s got a lot of irons in the Hollywood fire, but this has been by far the most anticipated project since it was announced in 2016. If Coogler’s name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ve probably seen one of his movies. He’s directed oth...

Ashton Kutcher’s Car Hits Manny on a Scooter

Ashton Kutcher Manny Down … After Scooter Crash 9/19/2018 10:59 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Ashton Kutcher accidentally nailed a young man riding a scooter, sending him flying through the air. 19-year-old Leo Marenghi tells TMZ … he was scooting along Tuesday afternoon on the sidewalk and as he passed the Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood, Kutcher pulled out of the lot in his black Tesla. Margenghi, who works as a nanny, says the impact propelled him into the air and he landed in the street. We’re told Kutcher was concerned, got out of his car and asked Leo if he was alright. He said he was fine, save a few bruises. Leo’s not in showbiz, but he couldn’t resist asking for a selfie as a memento, and Ashton obliged.  Leo, ever the nanny, was on his way to pick up his kids...

Joakim Noah Shows Off Shredded Beach Bod With Josh Brolin and John McEnroe

Joakim Noah My Shredded Bod is Thanos-Approved … John McEnroe Agrees 9/19/2018 10:18 AM PDT Thanos ain’t snappin’ his fingers at Joakim Noah … ’cause the NBA star and Josh Brolin bro’d out on the beach … and lookin’ at the pics, you’d think Noah is the one who plays a superhuman!! The buff dudes teamed up for a Malibu getaway with John McEnroe and surfer Laird Hamilton this week … drinkin’ beers and playing cornhole —  something they’ve been doing all summer long. Noah’s actually wearing a lot more clothing than the last time we saw him … considering the dude stripped buck nekkid in front of his expensive Porsche in Santa Monica for a quick change last month. No clue how this group came to be … ...

Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes Break a Sweat with Hotlanta Workout

Jamie Foxx & Katie Holmes Sweatin’ it Out in Atlanta 9/18/2018 3:05 PM PDT Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have reached can’t-be-apart-for-too-long status as a couple — she flew out to Atlanta to meet him while he films there. Jamie and Katie busted a sweat Tuesday during a gym sesh in the ATL where Jamie’s shooting “Just Mercy” alongside Michael B. Jordan. Katie’s been in town for a few days now … no doubt subscribing to the mantra “couples that work out together, stay together.” It’s interesting … Jamie and Katie dating, for YEARS now, was the worst kept secret in Hollywood — even though they kept things on the super DL. Then, last September, they finally packed on the PDA during a beach outing in Malibu. It...

Ben Stein Calls Brett Kavanaugh’s Sexual Assault Hearing a ‘F***ing Disgrace’

Ben Stein Sexual Assault Hearing for Kavanaugh is a … ‘F***ing Disgrace’ 9/18/2018 2:13 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE Ben Stein thinks it’s total BS Brett Kavanaugh has to go through a Senate hearing over something that allegedly happened when he was in high school — even if it’s true … and he passionately believes it’s not. We got the ‘Ferris Bueller’ actor at LAX Tuesday, and our cameraman went head-to-head with him over the allegations made against the Supreme Court Justice nominee by Christine Blasey Ford … that he sexually assaulted her at a party 36 years ago. Stein calls it a “f***ing disgrace” and says he’s not buying Ford’s story … and questions her motives. When our photog Charlie pushes back, sayi...

Ryan Reynolds Shooting Car Chase Action Scene for Most Expensive Netflix Movie

Ryan Reynolds Out of the Way!!!! Shoots Pricey Car Chase 9/18/2018 9:48 AM PDT Here’s your first look at Michael Bay‘s new action movie starring Ryan Reynolds, and judging by this wild car chase … it’s gonna be a thrilling and very expensive ride! Ryan was tearing through a busy plaza in Florence, Italy in a lime green Alfa Romeo Giulia. Tires screeching, engine roaring and people jumping out of the way … as they filmed “Six Underground.” The Bay-directed flick has a reported budget of $150 million — the most expensive Netflix original movie ever. So far, they’re keeping the plot under wraps. Thanks to this clip, we at least we know you’re gonna get a heavy dose of Ryan’s mug hanging out windows like a golden retriever. Good...

LAPD Contacting Celebs Who Witnessed Fight Between Tom Arnold, Mark Burnett

Tom Arnold/Mark Burnett Fight LAPD Roping in Lots of Celeb Eyewitness 9/18/2018 12:40 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE The LAPD has a Hollywood mystery on its hands … but while the list of central characters reads like a movie cast, the investigation into Tom Arnold‘s fight with Mark Burnett is 100 percent real.  Celebs who saw the pre-Emmy altercation between Tom and mega-producer Mark can expect a call from the police … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.  Kevin Bacon, Billy Eichner, Patton Oswalt, Alyson Hannigan, Jeff Probst and Bryan Fogel are among those who allegedly saw Tom and Mark get physical.  Alyson tweeted about walking into the party behind Tom and Mark and witnessing the whole thing, which she initially thought was a joke … and she claims Probst tried to break it up! ...

Tom Cruise Reporting for Flight Duty in ‘Top Gun 2’

Tom Cruise Capt. Maverick Reporting for Flight Duty 9/17/2018 11:16 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Tom Cruise has always looked dashing in a suit … especially in a G-suit.  TMZ got this pic of Tom dressed as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell for the ‘Top Gun’ sequel. These pics were taken over the weekend at a base in Nevada, where Tom also had time to chit chat with the Admiral there, along with fans. It’s interesting … Tom flew the chopper by himself in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” but apparently even the great stunt actor has his limits. The other guy suited up is the actual F-18 pilot Tom flew with from a base in northern California. He apparently serves as Tom’s double based on how the jet’s equipped — the back of the f...

Jared Leto Still Hammering Mysterious Message About Highest-Paid Models

Jared Leto Beef with 8-Figure Model Salaries 9/17/2018 11:09 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Jared Leto is calling attention to the insane amounts of money a select group of fashion models pull in, and it must be very upsetting to him … ’cause he won’t let it go.  We got Jared Sunday at LAX still rocking this pink hoodie sweatshirt. On the back, it lists the salaries of the highest-paid models — from Kendall Jenner‘s $22 million down to Gigi Hadid with $9.5 mil. He was first spotted wearing it around L.A. last week, and at LAX we asked what message he’s trying to make. The Oscar winner obviously has some kinda issue with the money the models are making … especially because he keeps wearing the hoodie.  The sweatshirt references Forbes’ list of the 10 highes...

Joaquin Phoenix Seen in Character as The Joker for First Time

Joaquin Phoenix Does His Best Joker … Without Clown Makeup 9/16/2018 12:53 PM PDT Joaquin Phoenix is taking a stab at playing the Clown Prince of Gotham — and he seems to be doing a damn good job at it so far … even without any makeup on. The actor was on set Sunday filming a scene from the forthcoming Joker origin movie in NYC, and it appears he’s in pre-clown mode for now. Still, Joaquin looks great as Batman’s archnemesis — creepy, menacing, disturbed … everything you’d want in a Joker. He even has a face-to-face interaction with a dolled-up clown … and it’s certainly nerve-racking to watch, especially as hands start to fly between these two. Joaquin’s turn as the Joker is the second film of its kind in the works right no...

Kanye West Looking to Launch New Film Production Company Called Half Beast

Kanye West Next Up for Me … Making Movies!!! 9/16/2018 12:30 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Kanye West is more than just a man … at least that’s what the name of his potential new movie business suggests. Ye filed legal paperwork– obtained by TMZ — in August to launch a new company called Half Beast, LLC. According to the docs, Half Beast will be a film production company. As you know … Kanye already has many job titles — rapper, fashion mogul, creative director of porn award shows — but it looks like he’s ready to delve into another industry. It’s interesting — Kanye also filed trademark paperwork in 2015 and 2016 for “Half Beast” to lock down the name for entertainment services, movies, books and more. Nothing came of it, bu...

Eddie Murphy’s GF Paige Butcher Says Eddie Jr. is On the Way

Paige Butcher Eddie’s Finally Gonna Have a Jr.!! 9/14/2018 3:37 PM PDT Eddie Murphy‘s had NINE kids, but baby #10 could still be a first, in a way, for him and gf Paige Butcher. Paige, who’s expecting their second child together, was out shopping for baby books Friday in Studio City, CA when she had an impromptu gender reveal party! Okay, no exploding pink or blue balloons, but still … the model did reveal she and Eddie are having a boy this time around. They had a little girl 2 years ago. She says they already have some names in mind and for the first time, they’re considering going the junior route. Pretty amazing Ed hasn’t gone there before — he’s had 3 cracks at it. Here’s hoping we’re roughly 20 short years away from Eddie Mu...