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Country Music Legend Roy Clark Dead at 85

11/15/2018 9:37 AM PST
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Roy Clark -- the legendary country singer and host of "Hee Haw" -- has died.

A rep for the Grammy, CMA and ACM Award winner tells us Clark died Thursday morning at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clark had recently gotten pneumonia and ultimately passed because of complications from the illness.

Clark has been performing since the age of 14, and was one of the first artists to land singles on both the pop and country charts ... and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Roy played the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and many other instruments. 

Clark's show "Hee Haw" -- a country music variety show -- ran for 24 years ... making it one of the longest syndicated television shows in history. He often had musical guests on the show including Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks and Loretta Lynn

Clark is survived by Barbara -- his wife of 61 years -- and his 5 children. 

There will be a memorial to honor the singer in Tulsa -- which Roy has called home since 1974 -- in the coming days. 

Roy was 85.

Danica Patrick Aaron Rodgers Hit On Me ... Using 'Dumb and Dumber' Lines!

11/14/2018 3:42 PM PST

Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick are a happy, loving couple these days ... and they can thank Jim Carrey for that -- so says the ex-NASCAR driver herself.

Danica was delivering a motivational speech in North Dakota on Wednesday ... and afterward, she fielded some questions about her relationship with the Packers star QB.

One of the questions ... what was Aaron Rodgers' first line that got you to (eventually) go on a date with him?

That's when D.P. said the future Hall of Famer went straight to the "Dumb and Dumber" quote well to catch her attention.

"He was at the bar, puttin' out the vibe -- 'Dumb and Dumber,' you know?" Danica says.

"And, I remember he was doing movie lines! And, people that love movie lines, LOVE movie lines. So, I think we had a dialogue in movie lines, and I was like, 'This guy is really funny!'"

Danica says that all went down at the ESPYs back in 2012 ... and it helped lay the foundation for their future relationship, 'cause they kept in touch until they got serious about a year ago.

As for the actual first date ... Danica wasn't spillin' many beans there, but did say, "We were cooped up. We were cooped up. We weren't out in public."

In other words .... touchdown, Rodgers?!?! 

Blizzard Slams Washington, D.C. Whiteout Conditions Blanket One Side of Capitol Hill

11/14/2018 7:26 AM PST

The federal government just released a photograph of the aftermath of the blizzard that struck Washington, D.C. last week, and which left a blanket of thick snow over one side of Capitol Hill. Just a single woman survived. 

A close distance away, however, the left side of Capitol Hill fared much better, where some light flurries mixed with some colorful landscape to give things a sign of real life.   

The long-term forecast calls for considerably less snow on Capitol Hill in the coming years.

By the way ... there's a guy on the Democratic side of the aisle who goes by Dean Phillips, who we believe might be the aka of Bill Maher. It's not beyond belief he would have run, right?

Kristaps Porzingis Hits NYC Party With Ivan Drago ... 'How Tall Are You, Man!?'

11/13/2018 9:01 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kristaps Porzingis can't play basketball right now ... but that doesn't mean he ain't havin' fun -- 'cause the Knicks superstar just hit up an NYC party with Ivan Drago!!!

Dolph Lundgren was out at Mr. Chow Tribeca -- celebrating the upcoming release of "Creed II" -- so the Unicorn put his ACL rehab on hold and popped by to join the party.

Why?? We're told Kristaps -- whose nickname used to be "Young Drago" -- is a HUGE fan of the 'Rocky' villain, and always wanted to meet him.

The first interaction between the two at the Haute Living and Zenith Watches bash was pretty great ... K.P. towered over the 6-foot-5 actor -- and, at one point, Dolph just had to ask, "How tall are you, man?!"

Of course ... Kristaps measures in at 7-foot-3 -- only about a foot and a half taller than Drago's most famous opponent, Sylvester Stallone.

So ... it all begs the question -- WHO YA GOT IN THIS FIGHT?!

Donnell Rawlings on Stan Lee I Cameo'd for Stan in 'Spider-Man 2' ... RIP to a Legend

11/13/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Stan Lee was supposed to deliver one of the most memorable lines in "Spider-Man 2," according to Donnell Rawlings ... who ended up replacing the late Marvel legend.

We got Don at LAX soon after we broke the news that Stan had passed away, and he had a hilarious story for us about his cameo in the original "Spider-Man" sequel. In case you've forgotten, Donnell briefly shows up when Tobey Maguire goes swinging with pizzas in hand.

According to Donnell, Stan was set to drop the classic line ... but, apparently, he'd fallen ill during filming and Don got tapped instead. He even reenacts the "Oscar-worthy" scene for our camera guy, and does a pretty good job at recapturing the magic.

BTW, Stan did end up making a cameo in 'SM2,' but it was a non-speaking part. He was notorious for showing up in the Marvel movies ... someway, somehow.

Like we first told you ... Stan was rushed to Cedars-Sinai by ambulance from his Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning, and he died at the hospital. 

He was 95.

RIP

Ben Shapiro Pete Davidson 'SNL' Apology to Dan Crenshaw Best Political Moment in Years

11/12/2018 7:07 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Conservative talk show host Ben Shapiro says Pete Davidson's apology to Dan Crenshaw was the best political moment he's seen in years ... because it shows a level of civility that has been forgotten in America.

We got Ben Sunday at LAX, and he praised the apology skit to the skies, saying it's a shining light of how liberals and conservatives can disagree but treat each other with a level of civility.

Fact is ... it was an amazing moment on 'SNL,' with Pete apologizing and then the Congressman-elect coming at him with some hilarious jokes. Dan waded in treacherous waters by raising the super sensitive subject of Ariana Grande -- so funny. 

The one controversial thing ... when Dan said rather than telling veterans, "Thank you for your service," he said people should say, "Never forget." That's a phrase that has been used to remember the Holocaust. 

One thing we're guessing everyone can agree on ... Dan's comedic timing is frickin' amazing!  

Dan Crenshaw Gets Apology from Pete Davidson on 'SNL'

11/11/2018 8:09 AM PST

Pete Davidson addressed his controversy head-on last night by apologizing to Dan Crenshaw in person and on 'SNL.'

The war veteran and Republican politician appeared Weekend Update with Pete Davidson where Pete sincerely apologized to Dan, and Dan accepted, but not before giving Pete a taste of his own medicine. The icing on the cake is when Dan's phone rings, you have to hear the ringtone.

When the jokes settled, Dan used the moment to urge Americans to come together and forgive. A touching moment during these super-divisive times.

The whole sketch is a very wholesome exchange, and it just goes to show that people can work out their grievances without reaching for the pitchfork.

Lil Pump Wildfires Burn into His Backyard ... Turns Fleeing into Fun

11/9/2018 12:58 PM PST
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Only Lil Pump could make a mandatory wildfire evacuation a recreational activity -- and he did it as the flames were racing into his backyard.

Pump was still in his Calabasas home on Friday afternoon when he started feeling the heat, and decided it was time to get the hell out. The 18-year-old rapper threw a bunch of his stuff in large plastic containers as he got ready to leave.

Just watch how he used giant spiral staircase to get all his stuff downstairs -- turning the evacuation into more of a carnival game. Hardly the adult approach, but it was efficient.

Pump got a rude awakening though when he saw the fire had reached his property, and bolted in his ride ... shirt off for some reason. In any event ... looks like he's safe.

Singer August Alsina posted a video of his own backyard with flames getting dangerously close to his home. He evacuated the property. 

Trae Young $138k Audi Trashed Popcorned By Teammates!

11/9/2018 10:23 AM PST
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Remember how STOKED Trae Young was to get his brand-new, $138,000 Audi back in July??

Well ... it took his new Atlanta Hawks teammates only a few months to kill his chill -- 'cause they JUST STUFFED IT WITH A BOATLOAD OF POPCORN!!!

Jeremy Lin documented it all on social media ... showing the Atlanta rookie's new custom Audi R8 packed to the brim with the buttery stuff.

Trae wasn't the only victim Friday ... fellow rookie Omari Spellman had his (far less expensive) whip filled with the kernels too!!

At least it wasn't your average stale popcorn ... Lin performed a taste test and said, "That's high-level popcorn!"

The rooks seemed to take it in stride ... which is good news for the Hawks vets -- 'cause these pranks don't always go over so smoothly.

Kenyon Martin once threatened to kick the crap outta whoever stuffed his ride with popcorn in 2010 ... and Jaylen Brown told us just a few months ago he's STILL out for revenge on Amir Johnson for the prank.

Bottom line ... better sleep with one eye open for a while, Hawks vets.

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. 

Chris Pratt A Dad & His GF Go to a Boy Scout Mtg ... Wait, Lemme Finish!!!

11/8/2018 7:24 AM PST

Chris Pratt's more than just a pretty face, he's also a barrel of laughs -- just ask Katherine Schwarzenegger.

Chris and Katherine were walking out of a Boy Scout Troop meeting Wednesday in L.A. and whatever Chris said on the way out had her LHFAO. Seems Chris has a knack for tickling Katherine's funny bone. You might recall, she was also cracking up during a date night back in August.

It's a lot easier for Chris to laugh now ... his divorce with Anna Faris is official. They hammered out a settlement that concentrates on 6-year-old Jack's interests.  

Old PGA Golfers Butcher Fortnite Dance Moves

11/7/2018 9:36 AM PST
Breaking News

Buncha old PGA golfers trying to do young people stuff -- this time, they're recreating the celebration dances from Fortnite.

Are they terrible at it? Yes. 

Are they trying really hard? Yeah, sure. 

Guys like 59-year-old Tom Lehman and 61-year-old Bernhard Langer gave it their best shot before heading into the final event of the PGA Tour Champions season. 

They're all really good golfers -- but the dancing needs work. 

It's almost like if your favorite Fortnite character suddenly got arthritis and was considering a reverse mortgage loan. 

Meanwhile, the guys are all gearing up for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship which goes down at the Phoenix Country Club. 

Langer is currently the points leader and gunning for his 4th Schwab Cup in 5 years. 

So, if he wins ... victory dance? 

The Weeknd Catches Bra from Fan While Bella Looks On ... 'You're Gonna Get Me in Trouble Out Here Guys!'

11/7/2018 9:04 AM PST

The Weeknd played it cool in a normally awkward situation ... catching a fan's bra mid-performance while his GF, Bella Hadid, looked on.

Abel performed in his hometown of Toronto Tuesday night at the opening of HXOUSE -- a talent space at Artscape Daniels Launchpad designed to support Canadian creatives. During the show, the singer dropped a bombshell on fans, announcing a new album titled "Chapter 6" is in the works. 

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Then, a fan dropped something on him ... tossing a bra onstage. Abel barely flinched though, picking the lingerie up and telling the crowd they'd get him in trouble ... GF Bella Hadid was in the crowd. 

TMZ broke the story ... The Weeknd is currently renting out a $60k per month condo in NYC and Bella recently moved in with him. He's also still got a massive home on the West Coast.

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