"Shark Tank" star Daymond John was just named Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship -- a big fancy title that basically means ... he gets to score some face time with the prez.
Obama's a Natural
The Next Denzel
5/11/2015 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Keegan-Michael Key paid homage to Prez Obama Sunday night, saying he's got the comedic timing of a pro ... and he also spilled the beans on who wrote their skit.
The Comedy Central star was leaving the Improv in Hollywood when our photog asked about their shtick and he said it was concocted right at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
It came off so well, you would have thought Obama and Key rehearsed for hours ... not so.
Key made it clear ... Obama has a future after politics.
Armed & Ab-ulous Thanks to Trainer
5/6/2015 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In the Oval Office ... Still!
5/5/2015 3:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
When President Barack Obama leaves the White House, he's taking something with him -- his six-pack(ish) abs ... according to his trainer who says El Jefe is still a workout freak.
Our photog in D.C. spotted Cornell McClellan, a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition -- and, more importantly, the man who keeps B.O. and the whole First Family in shape.
McClellan said it's not as tough as you'd think to bark out commands to the leader of the free world -- since, as he puts it ... Obama is "raging against death." Kinda strange for a guy who's only 53, but whatever.
As for the six-pack starter kit the Prez had right before winning office? It seemed to be fading in 2012, but McClellan explains why Obama's no lame duck in the gym.
Are Messing With My House Sale!
5/1/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bristol Palin's house sale would be a done deal if not for the riots in Baltimore. Wait, what?
So get this ... Palin put her 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3,200 sq ft. Alaskan home on the market last month and it sold in three days at the asking price of $549,000. Needless to say, Bristol was ecstatic.
Fast forward to this week when the final sale docs were supposed to be delivered ... and they've been delayed. What caused the delay? Yup, the riots.
Bristol's realtor says an alert from FedEx concerning the delivery came, saying, "As a result of local restrictions in the Baltimore, Maryland metro area, unavoidable service delays are anticipated."
Slight delay ... of no consequence. Relatively speaking.
... Key to the White House
4/30/2015 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The 2016 presidential election could come down to one man ... PITBULL ... and Jeb Bush knows it.
There have been reports that both Democrats and Republicans have been ferociously trying to court the rapper to their party -- strongly believing Mr. 305 could have GREAT political influence in the election.
And why? He's got a huge Latino following ... especially in Florida ... which is one of the most important swing states for presidential elections.
Which brings us to former Gov. Bush -- who was out in D.C. Thursday morning. We asked a fairly easy question -- if you could bring ANYONE to a baseball game, who would it be?
First he picked Teddy Roosevelt ... but then, he adds another name to the list -- Mr. Worldwide!!
Brings Ciara to White House Dinner
... You're Welcome, Barack
4/28/2015 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rumors had been swirling about the Seattle Seahawks QB secretly dating the R&B singer ... but now, it appears to be official -- with Wilson bringing her as his date for dinner with President Obama and the Prime Minister of Japan.
Before Ciara came into the picture, Wilson -- who divorced his wife last year -- was spotted out with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model Samantha Hoopes ... but clearly, she's out -- Ciara's in.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe
'Redskins Should Be In Virginia'
'Aggressively Working Deal'
4/27/2015 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The governor of Virginia says he's "aggressively" trying to move the Redskins OUT of Washington D.C. and into the 10th state -- telling TMZ Sports it's simply "where they belong."
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been gunning for a brand new football stadium in Virginia -- and strongly believes it would be the PERFECT fit for the Redskins.
And when we saw him out over the weekend, the Gov. made his case for why team owner Dan Snyder should pack up his stuff and call the moving trucks.
'SNL' Star Cecily Strong
Cracks Racist Cops Joke on Obama ...
As Baltimore Riots Raged
4/26/2015 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cecily Strong went in HARD on President Obama and the Secret Service with an envelope-pushing joke about cops killing black men -- and she did it just miles from the Baltimore riots over that very issue.
Cecily hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night, and got the biggest reaction from the room when she said the Secret Service is "the only law enforcement agency in the country that will get in trouble if a black man gets shot."
The crowd was still gasping when she unleashed another racially charged follow-up.
Around the same time -- 30 miles outside the Beltway -- the Baltimore riots over Freddie Gray's death in police custody turned so violent police told Orioles fans to stay inside the stadium after the game.
We're guessing Cecily's jokes were written long before Baltimore erupted -- still, it was front page news all day leading up to the WHCD. So, we gotta ask ...
Upstaged by 'Angry' Key & Peele Star
4/26/2015 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Barack Obama made, arguably, the best decision of his presidency when he jacked a "Key & Peele" skit for his standout moment at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
If you missed it -- 'cause like most Americans, you don't watch CNN or C-Span on Saturday nights -- the prez brought out 'K&P' star Keegan-Michael Key to play his "anger translator" ... who says what POTUS is really thinking during speeches.
The bit always killed ... like it always does. Check out the pot shots at the media (including the W.H. Correspondents), Ted Cruz, and even Hillary Clinton.
Good move, B.O. ... leave the comedy to comedians.
Blasted By Canadian Politician
Paul Pierce Handshake Was B.S.
4/26/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A Canadian politician is BLASTING Drake ... claiming the rapper offended his fellow countrymen when he shook Paul Pierce's hand this week -- and now he's warning Drizzy, DON'T DO IT AGAIN!
The man with the beef is Councillor Norm Kelly ... a Toronto legislator and die hard Raptor's fan ... who says he was sickened when he saw Drake dappin' up the Washington Wizards star while they're in the middle of a heated playoff series.
"For Drake to have any recognition of Pierce, offended a huge number of fans," Kelly tells TMZ Sports.
"We have no problem shaking hands. Just wait to do it until after the series."
Kelly -- who happens to be a HUGE Drake fan -- says he's not the only Torontonian who feels this way and has some advice for the 28-year-old hip-hop superstar:
"If [Drake] really has his ear attuned to the people of Toronto, we won't see a repeat of that behavior again."
4/25/2015 12:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is happy Bruce Jenner will continue to embrace the GOP, telling us his party needs all the Cali support it can get.
Chaffetz -- an ultra conservative from Utah who has become extremely influential in DC -- told our TMZ photog it's not his job to judge Jenner's choices.
It's interesting ... Chaffetz has become a powerful voice promoting the right of privacy. Although it seems Chaffetz is saying live and let live, he clearly has limits because he has opposed both gay marriage and medical marijuana use in the past.
Jenner told Sawyer he's a long time Republican with no plans of jumping parties.
New England Patriots
Deflategate, Gronk Jokes
4/23/2015 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Obama had his A-game working as he ripped Bill Belichick, Rob Gronkowski and even attempted a Boston accent. Fittingly, the joke that fell most flat ... his Deflategate material. The Pats did not seem amused.
Darrelle Revis was also at the event ... which could've been awkward since he left the team this offseason to sign with the rival NY Jets.
Pats' Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler (who was singled out by Obama) told TMZ Sports it was no big deal having him there. "We all went to war together, we all practice and work hard together. He earned it just like we did."