Louis C.K. Asks TMZ to Take Down Tracy Morgan Crash Footage, and Asks the Rest of Us Not to Watch It

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Comedian Louis C.K. is asking gossip purveyors TMZ to take down the footage of the aftermath of a fatal collision that killed comedian James McNair and critically injured several other people, including actor and comedian Tracy Morgan. And since it's unlikely that the site will actually pull the video, he's also asking the rest of us not to watch it.

It's been nearly a week since the fatal collision on the New Jersey turnpike; a Wal-Mart tractor trailer driven by Kevin Roper, a driver who reportedly hadn't slept for more than 24 hours, hit a limousine carrying a group of comedians, including Tracy Morgan, James "Uncle Jimmy Mack" McNair, Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton, plus Morgan's manager Jeffrey Millea. Roper pleaded not guilty on June 11 to charges of vehicular homicide and assault by auto. Morgan sustained a broken leg, femur, nose and several ribs, according to his PR representative, and underwent surgery Wednesday.

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The Mystery Of George Costanza's New Hair

The sleuths at TMZ have spotted an important sea change on Jason Alexander's head: the famously bald former Seinfeld star has sprouted new hair. "Jason Alexander: The Magical Hair Growth," says TMZ. Behold, the new George:

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This is a post about nothing. Alexander tweeted about the new hair in July:

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Antoine Dodson Arrested For Weed Possession

Antoine Dodson of "Bed Intruder" fame was arrested last night around 2:30 for marijuana possession. Thank you, TMZ, for taking care of that "Hide yo' pot" joke so I don't have to. Dodson was busted by the Huntsville, Alabama PD, booked on a misdemeanor possession charge, and released shortly after. In other words, there is literally nothing interesting about this story apart from the fact that Dodson was once the star of a frankly kind of racist viral video.


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Nicolas Cage Arrested For Domestic Abuse

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TMZ is reporting that Nic Cage has been arrested in New Orleans on one count of domestic abuse and one count of disturbing the peace. Sources say Cage was "very drunk" on the street early this morning, loudly arguing with his wife Alice. A passing cab driver called the cops when he saw Cage push his wife, he says. The police told the couple to go home and Cage, like an asshole, said "Why don't you just arrest me?" And so they did. Nicolas Kim Coppola is still in custody as of this posting.

Charlie Sheen's Meltdown to Be Very Lucrative For Charlie Sheen, Says Charlie Sheen

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This whole Charlie Sheen losing his mind thing hasn't been good for CBS, whose decision to cancel Two and a Half Men may cost $250 million in revenue. But it's going to be very lucrative for Charlie Sheen, what with the new $5 million per episode deal with HBO. And the forthcoming tell-all book, which he tells TMZ he's shopping around for $10 million.

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Mark Zuckerberg Has a Facebook Stalker

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has filed a restraining order against Pradeep Manukonda, 31, after a series of very dark Facebook messages -- "please help me, then I am ready to die for you... Please understand my pain" -- and repeated uninvited visits to the Facebook offices in Palo Alto, TMZ is reporting. Zuckerberg's court filings say that Manukonda has attempted to "follow, surveil and contact Mr. Zuckerberg using language threatening his personal safety." As creepy and sad as this seems, the sliver of irony -- yes, the man who made "Facebook stalking" possible has a stalker! -- will make for at least one joke from every late night television host. Probably two from Jay Leno.

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Video of Charlie Sheen's Bender Released

TMZ has gotten their hands on video of Charlie Sheen during the epic coke-fueled bender that landed him in rehab again recently. It's incredibly creepy, and kind of sad? There's a lot of Charlie Sheen yelling "Ohhh!" and throwing his arms around, and girls in tight shiny outfits with smiles plastered onto their faces, which are presumably constructed out of polyurethane. And people are laughing obsequiously. And everything seems just really sweaty, and decadent, and let's keep in mind while watching that Sheen is a 45-year-old father.

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TMZ Wins Again: Media Lessons in Lindsay Lohan and Her 'Regrettably' Failed Drug Test


And now, for three things we already knew: 1) Lindsay Lohan failed a drug test last week. You know already because TMZ reported it on Friday afternoon, exclusively, though the D.A. said they had not yet been notified of the results of the test. Which brings us to two more things we already knew, these more meta and media-oriented, but exemplified, yet again, in the case of Lindsay Lohan's failed drug test:

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