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Waffle House Hero James Shaw MTV Honor was Nice ... But It's No Medal of Freedom!!!

6/20/2018 12:30 AM PDT

James Shaw Jr.'s still stoked Chadwick Boseman shouted him out at the MTV Movie & TV Awards ... but his sights are set on a more prestigious prize as he continues his quest to make the world a better place.

The Waffle House hero tells TMZ ... he's hoping to get an invite to the White House to receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the U.S. Shaw's certainly earned it for courageously disarming the Tennessee Waffle House gunman and saving several lives.

It's not all about him, though -- James says he'd like the award so people will get off President Trump's case about it ... and everyone can move forward.

Shaw also touches on his foundation to improve mental health awareness, the tragic death of XXXTentacion ... and his plan to take over the rapper's mission to reach 5 million kids and positively impact their lives.

As we reported, the star of "Black Panther" won the Movie award for Best Hero Monday, but turned the spotlight on the real-life hero ... and gave Shaw his golden popcorn award.

Chadwick Boseman Gives MTV Award to Waffle House Hero

6/19/2018 6:46 AM PDT

Chadwick Boseman got an award for playing a super hero on the big screen, but he couldn't accept the award without acknowledging a real-life hero just several feet away from him. Enter James Shaw Jr.

The "Black Panther" star won the Movie award for Best Hero Monday at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards ... and he thanked the fans for making 'BP' a monumental success. But then something incredibly special happened ... so, get ready for goosebumps.

Watch the clip ... Chadwick turned the spotlight -- rightfully so -- on Shaw ... who heroically wrestled an AR-15 from a gunman at a Waffle House in Tennessee back in April.

Shaw's gotten props from his favorite player, Dwyane Wade, and tons of celebs raised money for him. Now, add Chadwick's special honor in front of a live audience -- super cool.

Tiffany Haddish 'Black Panther' Face-Off ... For Right to Host MTV Movie & TV Awards

6/18/2018 12:16 PM PDT

Tiffany Haddish will come face-to-face with the Black Panther himself before taking over hosting duties of the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Production sources tell us Monday night's show will open with a "Black Panther" spoof featuring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Lil Rel Howery. In the spoof, Haddish will battle T'Challa -- played by Chadwick Boseman -- for the right to host the show.

Haddish, of course, comes out on top and will celebrate with a victory tune -- Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow."

The show premieres tonight at 9 PM ET.

Ice Cube I 'Was Robbed' Comment Was Not a Diss to Paul Walker

4/14/2014 6:15 PM PDT
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Ice Cube is setting the record straight ... saying he was not taking a huge shot at Paul Walker when he griped about losing to him at the MTV Movie Awards -- and claims his words were misinterpreted.

Cube raised eyebrows when, according to USA Today, he said ... "We was robbed" in the Best Onscreen Duo category. He and Kevin Hart's "Ride Along" lost to Paul Walker and Vin Diesel's "Fast & Furious 6."

He added, "We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy." 

Sounds like Cube was getting some heat ... because he's now saying, "I wasn't really mad we didn't win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker."

Ice Cube also tweeted, "Ice Cube is not a sore loser. I was born losing. This winning s*** is what I gotta get use to."

Sources close to the actor/rapper tell us he had a joking tone during the USA Today interview ... and was just busting on award shows since he doesn't take them seriously.

We feel you on that, Cube.

2013 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet Rewind!

4/13/2014 12:25 AM PDT
Take some deep breaths and try not to panic because the 2014 MTV Movie Awards are just hours away -- but before they smack you in the face with this year's hottest looks -- take a magical trip back in time and check out all of the looks from last year's fashion photos.

**Head over to TooFab to check out all of this year's MTV Movie Awards awesomeness!**

Joey Fatone Lie, Lie, Lie (Probably)

8/23/2013 5:00 AM PDT

Joey Fatone
has arrived to New York ... where he's rumored to reunite with *NSYNC at the MTV VMAs this weekend ... but when we asked him about it, he seemed to be LYING like a rug.

Don't get us wrong ... he totally denied being in NYC for the alleged performance. But c'mon Joey ...

Ya gotta watch the clip -- it's jam packed with a suspicious alibi, awkward laughter and facial expressions that scream "I'VE GOT A SECRET!!!!!"

Now we're no Columbo ... but we think we know when someone's playing games with our heart (wrong band, but you get the idea).

So, we gotta ask ...

MTV Movie Awards Who Wore What!

4/14/2013 6:50 PM PDT

The stars may not get all decked out for the MTV Movie Awards like they do for the Oscars or Grammys, but that doesn't stop them from making some seriously questionable fashion choices.

Check out the photos for the good, the bad and the ugly from the 2013 MTV Movie Awards!

Snoop & Ke$ha Whatcha Smokin'?

4/14/2013 6:40 PM PDT
This isn't a pimp and hoes costume party, it's just Snoop Lion and Ke$ha joining forces to smoke some sorta cigarette on stage at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday.

Whatever will keep her from singing.

Selena Gomez 'Come and Get It', Justin!

4/14/2013 6:37 PM PDT
Just in case you needed further proof why Justin Bieber is a fool ... here's Selena Gomez at the MTV Movie Awards.

Her new song is called "Come and Get It."

Don't worry, she's 20.

Kim Kardashian My Pregnancy Has Legs!

4/14/2013 5:00 PM PDT
Kim Kardashian has once again gone black.

The mom-to-be flashed her smooth pregnant gams at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday.

Even pregnant gals love an LBD.

Snooki How Many Things in This Pic Are Fake?

4/14/2013 4:13 PM PDT
The latest version of Snooki was unveiled at the MTV Movie Awards in L.A. on Sunday.

No assembly required.

2012 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet Rewind!

4/14/2013 12:40 AM PDT
With the 2013 MTV Movie Awards just hours away, take a magical trip back in time and check out all of the wildest looks from last year's fashion photos.

**Be sure to check back this evening to check out all of this year's MTV Movie Awards awesomeness!**

Reese, Kristen & Chelsea Get Blown Away

6/6/2011 2:07 PM PDT
Looking more appropriate for a walk of shame than to walk a red carpet, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart and Chelsea Handler sported some serious morning after hair at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday.

Sometimes even the pros need to brush up.

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