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Sheila E. Stop Doggin' Timberlake Hologram Wasn't His Idea

2/10/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Timberlake wasn't the guy gunning for a Prince hologram during his recent Super Bowl halftime show ... it was a bigger name attached to the show, according to Sheila E.

We got Sheila E. at LAX Friday where she told us people need to stop tearing JT apart for his halftime show's Prince tribute since a bigger company was behind the idea. She wouldn't name names, but it's not hard to figure out who she's talking about -- either the NFL or Pepsi, which sponsored the show.

As for whether JT's show went too far settling with a projection of Prince versus a hologram ... watch the video!

Busta Rhymes Commercial Wasn't A Fluke Peter Dinklage Has Rap Skills

2/9/2018 4:27 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

You're about to hear rap legend Busta Rhymes heap praise on the most underrated, underexposed MC you've ever heard of ... Peter Dinklage.

Yeah, you read that right.

We got Busta in NYC and asked if he helped Dinklage kill the Super Bowl commercial in which PD effortlessly mashes Busta's "Look At Me Now" verse (it's hard) -- and that's when Mr. Rhymes set us straight.

"I actually didn't teach him, I just gave him some guidance. He already knew what he was doing. As a matter of fact Peter Dinklage used to have his own rap group."

We checked, and Busta ain't lying -- the group was called Whizzy, and back in the 90's Peter laid it down with them Funk-Pop-Rap style.

BTW ... we also asked Busta if we could expect to see him collab with PD on a track on his new album ... and he didn't say no.

Philadelphia Eagles Saucin' it Up with Lil Uzi Vert!! ... Super Bowl Rager

2/9/2018 9:42 AM PST
Breaking News

What'd ya do after raging around Philly all day in a Super Bowl parade? The Eagles players KEPT THE PARTY GOING ... by raging with Lil Uzi Vert!! 

As we previously reported ... the champs and the Philly rap superstar hosted a Super Bowl turn up at NOTO nightclub after the MASSIVE victory parade ... and they didn't disappoint.

Kenjon Barner and Rodney McLeod showed off their best rappin' chops while Uzi performed his hits "Money Longer" and "444+222."

Other players who joined in on the fun include Jason Peters, Sidney JonesMychal Kendricks and Brandon Graham -- the dude who had the game-clinching strip sack on Tom Brady.

Oh ... and if that's not LIT enough for ya ... new daddy Travis Scott even made an appearance via FaceTime.

Tom Brady Breaks Silence On Super Bowl Loss

2/9/2018 6:40 AM PST
Breaking News

Tom Brady says he's done some reflecting after losing to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII -- and he's THANKING them for "bringing out the best in us."

"There are many emotions when you come up short of your goal. And they are all part of learning and growing in this journey of life," Brady said in an Instagram post. 

"Learning turns everything into a postitive. And the number one feeling I have had the past 4 days is gratitude"

Brady gave some love on IG to his teammates, coaches and the Patriots organization -- before shouting out Philly. 

"Gratitude to the Philadelphia Eagles team and organization for bringing out the best in us and being gracious winners (as well as congratulations on winning the championship)."

He also thanked the fans "who showed up every week to cheer us on and commit their time and energy and love and support to what our goals are. And gratitude to my family and friends who continue to love and support my dreams."

"Thank you all. I love you all. Best, Tom."

Eagles' Jason Kelce Destroys Everyone In Fiery S.B. Parade Speech

2/8/2018 12:34 PM PST
Breaking News

WOOOO!!!

Philadelphia Eagles lineman Jason Kelce just gave one of the greatest Super Bowl parade speeches EVER -- blasting the team's haters in an expletive-laden, WWE-style scream-athon.

AND IT WAS AWESOME!!!

Kelce was decked out in his full Mummers costume -- and named names of writers/media members who predicted doom for the Eagles this year.

He cussed. He spat. He yelled a lot. He got the crowd to chant every time he took a breath.

Of course, his teammates and coaches loved it.

Fly, Jason, Fly!!!

Philadelphia Eagles Millions of Fans Flood Streets ... For Super Bowl Parade

2/8/2018 7:30 AM PST

The Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade drew a MASSIVE crowd on Thursday -- with MILLIONS of crazed Bird fans estimated in attendance!!! 

The champs pleased the crowd while showing off the city's first Lombardi Trophy ... with Jason Kelce's mummer outfit -- AND expletive-filled speech -- stealing the show.

But the fans also provided plenty of entertainment as well ... bros were crushing porta potties just to get a better look at the action.

And, of course, there was a bit of violence ... but that shouldn't come as a surprise.

Fun fact: Bud Light teamed up with Eagles lineman Lane Johnson to hook fans up with free beer. But who knows if that even had anything to do with the debauchery -- Philly fans be wildin'.

#FlyEaglesFly

Eagles Stars Pimped Out For Super Bowl Parade!

2/8/2018 6:23 AM PST
Breaking News

Gonna get treated like rockstars? Better look like one ... 

That's what Chris Long and Jason Kelce did Thursday morning before the Super Bowl parade in Philly. 

Kelce looks like a genie who was just let out of the bottle (he did grant Philly's wish, after all) and Long says he feels like Ric Flair in his fake fur coat. 

*Update -- apparently, Kelce is dressed as a "Mummer," a member of the famous Philly marching band. 

Guessing these guys are gonna look tame compared to the insane Philly fans who will be lining the parade route. 

Couple reminders ... please don't punch horses, eat horse crap or climb onto hotel awnings.

Congrats!

Odell Beckham Recovery Going 'Very Well' ... Says NYG Owner

2/8/2018 6:09 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Good news for NY Giants' fans -- your best player's injury recovery is going GREAT and Odell Beckham should be back to killing it again in 2018 ... so says Giants co-owner Steve Tisch

Of course, Odell underwent surgery back in October after he fractured his ankle against the Chargers -- but vowed to "be back better than ever."

So, when we saw Tisch leaving The Palm in Bev Hills we had to ask about Odell's progress. 

"His recovery's going very well," Tisch said ... pointing to the amazing "Dirty Dancing" routine he pulled off with Eli Manning in that Super Bowl commercial. 

In fact, Tisch was VERY impressed by both guys -- and frankly, so were we. 

Lil Uzi Vert Hey Eagles, Come Rage with Me!! ... Hosting Victory Lit-Fest

2/7/2018 11:04 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The victory party's just getting started for the Philadelphia Eagles  ... 'cause Lil Uzi Vert is hosting the team's huge Super Bowl rager Thursday night!!

TMZ Sports has learned ... the Philly native and superstar rapper is hosting a victory bash at NOTO nightclub on Thursday to thank the guys for bringing a Lombardi Trophy to the city of Brotherly Love. 

The club tells us ... stars like Darren Sproles, Jalen Mills and Jay Ajayi are slated to attend ... with even more getting the invite -- especially BOTH quarterbacks, Nick Foles and Carson Wentz.

We're told the event will be open to the public ... with tables going from $2-4k.

But partying with the Super Bowl champs?? Priceless.

Carson Wentz I'm the Backup Now! Filling In for Mike Pence at National Prayer Event

2/7/2018 6:51 AM PST
Breaking News

Now Carson Wentz will know what it's like to come off the bench ... 

The Eagles QB got the call to fill in for Vice President Mike Pence at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday ... since Pence will be in South Korea for the Olympics. 

North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer told Valley News Live ... Wentz will be the keynote speaker at the event -- which is usually attended by some pretty powerful politicians and business leaders. 

It'll cap off a crazy day for Wentz ... the Eagles Super Bowl parade goes down in Philly a few hours before the event!!

Better hydrate!

Odell Beckham Jr. Looked Injury Free at 'Dirty Dancing' ... Says Giants' D.J. Fluker

2/6/2018 3:15 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Great news for Giants fans -- Odell Beckham Jr. was back to his springy self at the NY Giants' "Dirty Dancing" commercial shoot ... just a few months after his horrific ankle injury.

How do we know? TMZ Sports spoke with Giants lineman D.J. Fluker -- one of the background dancers in Odell and Eli Manning's hilarious Super Bowl 52 ad -- and he confirmed OBJ's running and jumping wasn't just camera tricks. 

D.J. also told us he's 100% confident Odell's "coming back with a vengeance" in 2018 after seeing him boogie down like his old, bad self.

That said, Fluker told us he was WAY more impressed with Eli's Swayze-esque performance ... and we think we know why

Malcolm Butler Breaks Silence Denies Off-the-Field Incidents

2/6/2018 1:22 PM PST
Breaking News

Malcolm Butler says he did NOT miss curfew during the week of the Super Bowl -- and says all reports that he was punished for off-the-field activities are "false."

The New England Patriots star only saw the field on one play during Sunday's game despite being one of the best players on defense. 

There were reports he missed curfew because he was out at a Rick Ross concert. Others said he had been caught with weed. 

But Butler says it's all B.S. -- explaining, "During Super Bowl week I never attended any concert, missed curfew, or participated any of the ridiculous activities being reported. They are not only false, but hurtful, to me and my family."

"Although I wish I could have contributed more to help my team win, I have to get ready for the next opportunity. Moving forward I will do what I have always done to work hard, and prepare for next season to be the best I can be on and off the field."

Butler says during Super Bowl week, he visited his family every night. 

"Finally, I want to apologize to any offended by my language reported immediately after the game during a very emotional time," Butler said.

"It was out of character for me and my character, and heart with Gods' help is what got me to where I am today. I can't wait for the 2018 season to get here. I will be ready!"

MLB to NFL: Our Playoff Checks Are Bigger Than Yours!!!

2/6/2018 11:28 AM PST

Good news for the Philadelphia Eagles ... they're getting FAT ASS league-issued playoff bonus checks for winning the Super Bowl. 

Bad news ... it's WAYYY less than what the Houston Astros got for winning the World Series.

Here's the math ... each Eagles player gets $28k for the Divisional round game, $51k for the NFC Championship and $112k for winning the Super Bowl. 

Grand bonus total -- $191,000. 

Not a bad haul (in addition to whatever playoff bonuses individual players have in their contracts with the team). 

So, how does it stack up to playoff bonuses in other sports? 

The Houston Astros got $438k per player in league-issued bonus money after their 2017 playoff run. 

Obviously, MLB teams have less players on the roster to play -- but let's take a look at the ratings. 

The Super Bowl reportedly drew in 103.4 million viewers. 

The World Series averaged 18.9 million viewers per game -- but it went SEVEN GAMES! 

And don't forget, before the WS the Astros played a 7-game ALCS with the Yankees. Game 7 reportedly drew 9.9 million viewers. 

As for the NFL, the players agreed to the bonus structure in the collective bargaining agreement -- and the bonus goes up every year. 

So is anyone gonna complain? Probably not. Enjoy the paycheck that most people don't make in a year! 

But don't feel bad for the Pats -- they still get to rake in a nice $56K for making it to the Big Game ... making their total postseason bonus at $135K.

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