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Usain Bolt Smokes Astronaut In Zero Gravity Foot Race

9/12/2018 12:22 PM PDT
Breaking News

He's the fastest man on Earth ... but how would Usain Bolt do in space!??

You're about to find out ... 

The Olympic legend boarded a special Airbus Zero G plane, which simulates what it's like to be in zero gravity ... and challenged 2 of his fellow passengers to a foot race. 

The challengers? French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy (in the blue flight suit) and CEO of Novespace and French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle (in the black). 

The guys definitely gave Bolt a run for his money in the first leg of the race, but Usain turned up the heat and crushed 'em when it counted. 

And, how'd he celebrate? Usain didn't bust out his signature "Bolt" gesture -- instead, he popped some fancy Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar (fun fact: de Gaulle designed the fancy bottle). 

The bottle was reportedly designed for use by future space tourists -- apparently, it's easier to chug from this bottle in zero gravity. 

So, if you save up ... a lot ... you can (maybe) test it out one day. 

Good luck. 

Richard Simmons Hiding & Hu$tling!!! With New Merch & Calendar

9/6/2018 4:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Richard Simmons has been in hiding for almost 5 years, but that's about to change in a big way ... because he's about to wheel and deal again.

We've learned the famous fitness guru will launch the "Richard Simmons Sweatin' Shop" channel Thursday on TalkShop.live. Think QVC meets Facebook where anyone -- even celebs -- can go live to plug their merch.

Richard's first offering ... a 2019 calendar filled with more than just 365 dates ... also contains Richard-ism inspirations for each day. He'll also sell new and classic exercise merch. 

One catch -- fans expecting to see the King of Fitness should manage their expectations ... we're told he will NOT make any appearances on the channel. Richard's friends will pimp his products.

Simmons' channel will go live Thursday night at 8 PM ET.

Richard's been in hiding going on 5 years now. Last time we came close to getting even a glimpse was in April 2017, when a pap got a pic that partially showed his face. There was this Bigfoot-like image in Summer of 2016 but that doesn't really count, right?

As we reported ... Richard's had some health issues in recent years. He was hospitalized last year because of a gastrointestinal problem.

He's done his best to keep a low profile with interesting disguises.

Ben Affleck Takes Workout Break from Rehab ... Still Getting Treatment

9/5/2018 11:14 AM PDT

Ben Affleck left rehab Wednesday morning ... but we've learned not for long.

Ben showed up at his Pacific Palisades home after driving from his live-in rehab facility in Malibu. Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ, Ben has permission to leave to work out at his home. One of the conditions ... he travels with his sober coach.

We're told Ben has been allowed to leave before for the same purpose and it's now part of his rehab regime.

TMZ broke the story ... Jennifer Garner staged an intervention last month and drove Ben to rehab. We're told Ben actually wanted the help because he was in a deep tailspin after falling off the wagon.

The tipping point came 2 days before the intervention, when Jen saw a pic of Ben accepting delivery of beer and hard liquor at his home. 

As we reported, Ben had been on and off the bottle for 18 month and that's one of the reasons his divorce case had stalled.  We're told Jennifer did not want to cement joint custody into their deal until she knew he was stable. We know Ben and Jen have settled their divorce, and the plan is to finalize with the judge when Ben leaves rehab.

Ben has been to rehab before ... most recently in March, 2017.  He was also in rehab in 2001.

Shaunie O'Neal Kobe Offered To Train My Kids ... For Basketball Greatness

9/4/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

File this under:

WHY HASN'T IT HAPPENED?!!

Here's Shaunie O'Neal -- Shaq's ex-wife -- telling the world that Kobe freakin' Bryant has PERSONALLY offered to train her kids in basketball ... but for some reason it hasn't happened yet.

What?

We got Shaunie at LAX, and asked her about her son, Shaqir, being teamed up on the court with LeBron James Jr. at Crossroads school in Santa Monica.

We wanted to know if LeBron would be personally training the two boys, and while Shaunie couldn't answer that, she did tell us about another Laker great who's offered.

"Kobe always offers ... we're just so far from each other, but he always offers."

33,643 career points (3rd of all time), 2 NBA Finals MVPs, 5 championships. That's what Shaunie won't travel down the 5 freeway to have her kid get trained up by.

We at TMZ Sports demand somebody fix this.

BTW -- It's not like Kobe doesn't give out his tutelage, he just recently worked with NBA star Jayson Tatum ... who had to fly cross country to make it happen. Just sayin'.

Joseph Baena Like Father, Like Son ... Pumpin' Hard in the Gym!!!

8/29/2018 6:10 PM PDT

Joseph Baena's channeling his inner Mr. Universe ... with a weightlifting routine that would make his old man proud.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son was at the gym Wednesday, and flaunted his muscles in a short vid of himself jacking up 120 lb. dumbbells on the incline press ... 4 times.

Baena doesn't quite have the bodybuilder bod yet ... but he's getting there. He's looking even more shredded than when we saw him with his smokin' hot GF around the Fourth of July.

And, speaking of Mr. Universe ... Arnold -- the winner of the 1969 competition -- JUST got reunited with his 1st place trophy a couple weeks ago after it went missing for decades.

Things are looking up for father and son.

Tennis' Anne White Serena's Catsuit Ban Is Sexist ... I Would Know!

8/29/2018 2:57 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-pro tennis player Anne White says she knows how Serena Williams feels about the ban on her catsuit at the French Open .. because she went through the exact same thing back in the '80s. 

White famously wore a body suit to play in Wimbledon in 1985 -- but was told during the tournament, the suit violated the dress code and she needed to change it or she couldn't continue. 

She changed her outfit -- and lost the following match. 

White tells TMZ Sports she felt the whole thing was sexist -- "It's kinda crazy that women aren't allowed to wear what they want to work. It's a shame."

Like Serena, Anne says her catsuit was more about function than fashion -- explaining her outfit was intended to keep her warm in the cold weather. 

FYI, Serena's catsuit was custom-designed to increase blood circulation in the wake of health issues caused by blot clots. 

White tells us ... she's a HUGE fan of Serena and believes tennis officials should change the rules to allow women like Williams to essentially wear whatever they want, especially if there's a legit reason. 

There are other critics who think the ban on Serena's catsuit was racially motivated. It seems Anne believes it's not just about black and white ... it's about women still getting the short end of the stick in a "man's world."

NFL's Antonio Brown Farts A LOT During Body Fat Test

8/27/2018 3:22 PM PDT
Breaking News

Ever try doing your job while an NFL superstar farts in your face? 

That's what happened to the guy testing Antonio Brown's body fat percentage on Monday -- who weathered ass rip after ass rip while trying to administer the test. 

Dude must have a nose of steel -- because he was unfazed by the Pittsburgh Steelers' WR's overactive butthole. 

In the end, the test showed Brown has 3% body fat -- which the fart-enduring administrator described as "pretty f**king good."

As for Antonio, he chalked up his gas problems to having too much fiber in his diet. 

Brown returned to practice with the Steelers on Monday and looked pretty good catching balls from Ben Roethlisberger

AB had missed some time after suffering an injury to his quad -- but he appears to be doing much better now. 

The Steelers have their final preseason game on Thursday -- playing the Panthers in a final dress rehearsal. Don't expect Brown to take any snaps though. 

Pittsburgh opens up their season on Sept. 9 against the Cleveland Browns ... a team that's trying very hard not to stink as bad as one of AB's farts.  

Aaron Donald Should Rams Pay Me?? ... Abs-olutely!!

8/24/2018 6:26 AM PDT
Breaking News

Aaron Donald sent a message to the Rams on Thursday -- six of them, in fact -- letting his abs say the words his mouth didn't ... PAY ME!!

The not-so-subtle memo to his L.A. bosses went down on Donald's IG ... where the superstar D-lineman -- who's still holding out -- posed shirtless with every one of his six abs flashing.

The caption might as well have had general manager Les Snead's name on it too ... 'cause it read, "Lookin good for 280."

Translation -- he's a 6"1', 280-pound monster in incredible shape ready to get back on the football field.

So, Les ... maybe give that man his money now??

Colton Underwood How's it Hangin'!!!

8/19/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Famed virgin Colton Underwood failed to get engaged on TV, but he's still holding onto the ring.

The 'Bachelorette' star and ex-NFL stud hit up Venice Beach to sculpt his hot bod, which frankly already looks like a finished work to us.  

Colton totally knows how to spend a summer's day at the beach ... 'cause he busted out a six pack.  It's a bonus for all the folks walking on the boardwalk for sure.

Seriously, how is this man-dime STILL a virgin? Get on it, ladies. 

Al Harrington Zion Williamson Will Be NBA BEAST ... But Lose 20 Lbs

8/16/2018 11:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NBA player Al Harrington says Zion Williamson should do one thing if he wants to have a long career dominating on the NBA level ... and that's lose about 20 pounds.

Zion has the Internet going nuts right now ... with his crazy dunk videos (including a free throw line joint) from Duke practices going viral because of the sheer amazingness of his athleticism.

But, Williamson is physically MASSIVE ... with reports saying all that jumping ability is coming from a guy who weighs upwards of 280 pounds.

Harrington says that's fine for now, but if Zion wants his body to withstand the night-in, night-out grind that is the NBA, he might wanna shed a little.

"I think in order for him to have longevity in the league, he'd have to lose like 20 pounds maybe."

Harrington goes on to say that Zion should learn from guys like LeBron, who've had to slim down in order to add years to their careers.

Al knows what he's talking about, he was a beast for 16 years in the NBA ... but if you look at the video below, the kid looks alright. Like, DAMN.

Matt Stafford's Wife Crushin' Weights At 38 Weeks Pregnant!

8/15/2018 7:05 AM PDT
Breaking News

BEAST!!!

Here's Matt Stafford's very pregnant wife, Kelly Stafford, gymin' for 2 in Detroit this week -- rippin' off set after set while 38 weeks preggo!!!

Kelly (who's pregnant with baby #3) hit up Elite Training USA and crushed everything from the battle ropes to the weight sled and even some modified deadlifts!!!

Kelly is calling the routine, "Operation GET BABY OUT."

Meanwhile, Matt's working pretty hard too -- gearing up for the NFL season with the Detroit Lions. 

Kelly is technically due in 2 weeks -- but she's at full term now and clearly she's ready to celebrate a birthday.

Good luck! 

Jada Pinkett Smith 72-Yr-Old Bodybuilder Pal Challenges Will to Push-Up Contest!!!

8/15/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jada Pinkett Smith's new friend is a shredded 72-year-old bodybuilder who is fit to DESTROY Will Smith ... in a push-up contest!!

We talked to Dr. Josefina Monasterio whose determination for body wellness is giving Jada all the feels. We're not sure big Willy will feel the same way as his wife though, now that Josefina's calling him out and challenging him in the gym.

Check it out ... the good doctor has more than push-ups in mind for Will -- and says now that she has Jada's digits, it won't be easy for Will to dodge her challenge.

If you're wondering how she and Jada connected -- Jada recently reposted one of Josefina's videos to her Instagram feed. Some of Jada's fans mistook Josefina for Jada's mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones (she's not) ... they're both super fit. Anyway, they both set the record straight with a FaceTime hookup.

'Vanderpump Rules' Star Younes, Welcome to Life w/o Kourtney!!!

8/14/2018 7:27 AM PDT

8:55 AM PT -- Jax just replied to our story, saying, "Come on it’s kind of funny, wasn’t trying to be a dick. It happens to be best of us. Drake should make a song though 'started at the top now we here'. Maybe next album?"

"Vanderpump Rules" star Jax Taylor took glee in watching Younes Bendjima slum it like all the normies after Kourtney Kardashian dumped his ass.

Jax posted this photo Monday night at an L.A. gym, as Younes contemplated his water bottle and his next exercise.

TMZ broke the story ... Kourtney pulled the plug on her relationship with the 25-year-old model last month ...shortly after their trip to Italy.

Maybe that bottle of Smartwater will knock some sense into him.   

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