You gotta feel for Pope Francis -- he went down hard in the middle of Mass Thursday morning in Poland.
The Pontiff appeared to miss a step as he was walking down from the altar. He had a few priests spotting him, and they helped him back to his feet. Honestly, it's a miracle it doesn't happen more often with that long, heavy robe. Somebody cut the guy a break.
Official word from the Vatican -- "The pope is fine."
A Tony Robbins' motivational seminar went haywire in Dallas when more than 30 people who walked on hot coals had to get treated for burns.
According to reports ... 5 people were hospitalized Thursday night, while the rest were treated on-site for burns to their feet and lower legs. Tony had encouraged attendees to walk the coals in order to conquer their fears. It's a common thing at Robbins' events.
Tony's people tell TMZ ... 7,000 guests walked across the coals and only five "requested any examination beyond what was readily available on site."
At least one attendee blamed the burns on a lack of focus -- some people were reportedly taking selfies. This also happened at a 2012 event in San Jose.
Prince once pulled an epic move on a nearly naked dancer in a club, but it's not at all what you'd expect from a singer with a rep for being a sex demigod ... according to rapper Talib Kweli.
Talib hit up N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's "Drink Champs" podcast on Play.it this week and talked about the run-in he had with Prince at a Hollywood party. He says there were naked dancers everywhere and Prince -- a Jehovah's Witness at that point -- approached one of them with a financial proposal.
Check it out ... it's an awesome story, and the birth of what N.O.R.E. and co. call "reverse pimping."
Boxing superstar Tyson Fury says he realizes his insanely offensive statements about Jews and transgender people have "been viewed by some" as offensive ... and so, he's sorta (not really) apologizing.
As we previously reported, the heavyweight champ went on a vile rant about transgenders -- calling them "freaks of nature" -- and accusing the Jews of running a global brainwashing scheme.
Moments ago, Tyson's team issued a statement about last week's interview saying, "Mr Fury made comments that have been viewed by some as offensive."
The statement continued, "Mr Fury would like to apologise to anyone who may have taken offence to these comments."
There's more ... "He has many friends of a wide range of backgrounds and races and wishes no ill to anyone of any race, religion or sexual orientation."
The statement included quotes from Fury ... "I apologise to anyone who may have taken offence at any of my comments. I said some things, which may have hurt some people, which as a Christian man is not something I would ever want to do."
Then he blamed the media ...
"Though it is not an excuse, sometimes the heightened media scrutiny has caused me to act out in public."
Then doubled down on the whole "I'm not a bigot" thing ...
"Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am in no way a racist or bigot and I hope the public accept this apology.”
Tiffany & Co. is being sued by its former director of marketing after the woman claimed she lost her job because she told some colleagues Catholics believe Jews killed Jesus.
Kristin Rightnour says she also lost out on a $42k bonus, all the result of a casual convo just before Easter weekend when she told 2 colleagues -- one Jewish, one Catholic -- about the party line on the crucifixion.
The Jew apparently got uncomfortable and said, "They didn't teach us any of this in Hebrew school!"
It's unclear who filed the complaint, but she sure seems to be pointing the finger at the member of the tribe.
Kristin says she was subsequently hauled into HR where she fessed up to the conversation but vigorously denies she said "Jewish people killed Jesus." She insisted she laid it all on the Catholics.
Nevertheless, she says she was later fired.
We have reached out to Tiffanys, so far no word back.
Justin Bieber is not going insane ... he's on a spiritual mission.
Our Bieber sources say in the last 2 weeks the singer has had "an epiphany" about centering himself with religion and nature. That's why he's been meditating in parks, taking strolls alone and zoning out on the grass.
We're told Justin's Purpose Tour has taken its toll on him, and feels he's lost his center. He believes nature and religion -- not concert venues and nightclubs -- should become his life priorities.
More filth from boxing star Tyson Fury ... this time he's blasting society as a world full of porn-obsessed perverts ... and blaming the Jews for "brainwashing" people.
In his rant to SportsViewLondon, the heavyweight champ goes off on everything from transgender people to bestiality and porn.
Then, around 9:30 into his rant takes aim at the Jews.
"Everyone just do what you can, listen to the government follow everybody like sheep, be brainwashed by all the Zionist, Jewish people who own all the banks, all the papers all the TV stations. Be brainwashed by them all."
Fury is prepping for his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko later this year. For the record, Klitschko has come out strongly against Fury -- condemning him as a sexist homophobe.
The guy who allegedly threatened to kill Scientology leaderDavid Miscavige is a free man ... after pleading no contest to making death threats and stalking the church leader.
Andre Barkanov, a 47-year-old Illinois resident, was sentenced to 1 year in county jail, but got credit for time served and won't have to spend another day behind bars.
Barkanov was also hit with five years of formal probation and a 10 year protective order, requiring him to stay clear of Miscavige and the church. He also has to complete a 1 year substance abuse program.
As TMZ first reported, Barkanov allegedly called the church's L.A. office, telling the operator, "Tell David that we are going to kill him" and "We are going to assassinate Mr. Miscavige and every single one of you."
The father of Scientology leader David Miscavige appeared on 20/20 Friday night as a victim of his son's wrath, but sources connected with the Church say his dad is the real bad guy.
Church sources tout this pic of Ronald Miscavige in a Nazi uniform, taken a few years back. They also point to several letters sent to a publisher of a book Ronald wrote about his time in Scientology, warning them Ronald was a racist who was not afraid to hurl the n-word. One of the musicians claims one of Ronald's favorite lines was to sing and chant, "There is a n***** in the alley with a hard-on, spread the lard on, rub it in." They say he'd sing it to the tune of the National Emblem March.
Ron's people tell us the letters were sent at the behest of the Church to block publication of the book.
A rep for the church tells TMZ "The behavior exhibited in this photo and described in the letters is an anathema to David Miscavige and was what compelled him to try to find a way to keep his father in check." The rep says David has now disowned his dad.
Ronald has said for several years ... when he quit the Church they hired private investigators to keep tabs on him. A church attorney said it hired the guys, not David ... and didn't even tell him. However, as we reported earlier, cops say when they questioned the P.I.'s, one of them said when they thought Ron was having a heart attack they spoke with David who told them not to call 911 ... just to let him die.