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Donald Glover Creepy 'Atlanta' Character Teddy Perkins Crashed the Emmys

9/18/2018 9:28 AM PDT

Donald Glover's creepy mansion dwelling, Michael Jackson-esque, character from his hit show, "Atlanta," made a surprise appearance at the 2018 Emmys -- except Donald wasn't behind the makeup.

DG and the rest of the "Atlanta" stars were in attendance Monday night, but so was Teddy Perkins ... who nearly killed Lakeith Stanfield's character in season 2. On the show, Donald played the role of Teddy, but at the Emmys ... this group shot sparked a mystery -- WHO'S WEARING THE MAKEUP??? 

Everyone assumed it was Donald until the photo made it clear that wasn't the case. Tuesday morning, comedian Jay Pharoah started taking credit for the appearance -- which would make sense, since his 'SNL' buddies wrote and hosted the Emmys.  

If you haven't seen the show yet, here's an example of just how damn freaky Teddy Perkins really was during his brief stint in "Atlanta." Spoiler alert ... RIP, Teddy. 

"Atlanta" had a pretty solid night with 16 nominations and 3 wins ... including Katt Williams' for his role on the series.

We got Katt after the show ... with Emmy in hand.

Poker Champ Antonio Esfandiari Boxing Kevin Hart ... For Real!

7/29/2018 12:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart is set to step into a boxing ring with poker champ Antonio Esfandiari in March ... and there will be legit money on the line in the fight -- Antonio tells TMZ Sports.

First ... some backstory. Hart and Esfandiari have been solid friends for years -- having played in poker tournaments together every now and then.

Sooo ... when we got the 39-year-old card player leaving M Cafe and he liked the fact that our photog recognized him ... he gave us "some juice" on his friendship with the comedy icon.

"Kevin Hart and I were playing the other day, we were hanging out ... and somehow boxing comes up," Antonio tells us.

"So, we made a bet. And, in March, around March, we are going to box in a ring."

Bomb. Shell.

Antonio then revealed he's getting 35-to-1 odds in the bout ... mostly 'cause he plays with cards all day while Kevin's "in better shape," "he's an athlete," and "he's fast as hell."

Esfandiari wouldn't tell us how much cheddar is on the line ... but, Antonio is worth a reported $20 mil, while K. Hart's worth $57 million -- soooo, stakes are probably pretty high.

Good luck with the training!

Tim Tebow Takes Ball To Head ... Gives Up Triple!!

7/3/2018 10:10 AM PDT
Breaking News

Tim Tebow's bat has been hot lately ... but, his defense -- not so much, 'cause the ex-NFLer and current Mets farmhand took a ball straight to the dome in a minor league game Monday night!!

It all went down in Portland, Maine in a tilt between Tebow's Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the opposing Portland Sea Dogs ... when Josh Ockimey belted a ball deep to Tebow in left field.

The ball hit high off the wall and came crashing down ... right at Tim's head. 

It clanked off his head -- rolled all the way to the fence in foul territory ... and ended up as an RBI triple.

Tebow's squad took the L, 5-3 ... but, it wasn't all Tim's fault -- he went 3-for-4 with two RBIs at the plate!!

By the way ... Tebow IS an All-Star this year, getting named to the Eastern League roster last week. 

And, hey ... even MLB legends make blunders with their heads in the outfield every once in a while ...

'Stuttering John' Melendez If I Duped the Prez, So Did Russia!!!

7/2/2018 7:07 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

President Trump ought to be ashamed of how easy it is for anyone -- maybe even the Russians -- to infiltrate the White House ... so claims "Stuttering John" Melendez who says he did exactly that.

We got John out in the San Fernando Valley Sunday and talked to him about the prank call heard 'round the world. ICYMI ... John -- a former fixture on the 'Howard Stern Show' -- prank-called the White House by posing as Sen. Bob Menendez. John says the Prez's son-in-law Jared Kushner himself patched the call through, allegedly connecting the comedian with 45 who was aboard Air Force One.

John -- who also claims his prank call triggered a visit from Secret Service over the weekend -- says, at the very least, he's exposed a huge security gap within this White House, which has reportedly been scrambling to figure out how this happened.

Check it out ... John's adamant heads gotta roll for this. 

Attempted Robbery FAIL Suspect Falls Through Ceiling All Caught on Video!!!

6/29/2018 9:55 AM PDT

Prepare for the greatest alleged criminal getaway-turned-Canada's funniest home video -- because the suspect tried to go all Tom Cruise ... but ended up busting her ass falling through a ceiling!

Where: Alberta, Canada
When: Earlier this week
Why: Two robbery suspects -- a man and a woman -- at a convenience store were attempting to flee from a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer.

Long story short ... the cop busts out his taser to take down the guy. Meanwhile, his female friend tries to make a clean escape by running into the stockroom and climbing through the ceiling -- y'know, 'Mission: Impossible' style. She almost made it. Almost.

This entire caper was captured by the store's surveillance cameras. Thank God.

Now, kick back and enjoy.

Klay Thompson LITTLE GIRL DESTROYS NBA STAR ... In Pop-A-Shot

6/26/2018 10:56 AM PDT
Breaking News

Klay Thompson took a break from celebrating his Warriors championship in China this week to get his ass whooped in Pop-A-Shot ... BY A BALLER-ASS LITTLE GIRL!!

The video is incredible ... a kid half of Klay's size hits shot after shot after shot -- while one of the NBA's greatest all-time shooters throws up bricks.

Unclear what the final score was ... but, at one point, it was 100 to 38.

Klay's college teammate at Wazzu appropriately captioned the video, "this girl is legend."

Don't feel bad for Klay ... it's about the only L he's taking in China this week -- check out the reception he gets from Chinese fans everywhere!!

Justin Bieber Yep, Ring on THAT Finger But No, I'm Not Married!

6/21/2018 2:52 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber put a ring on it -- on HIS finger, anyway ... but chill, Beliebers. He ain't married yet.

Sources close to the Biebs tell TMZ ... Justin wanted to play a prank on paps by slipping a band on his left ring finger. He figured he'd sit back and watch the internet explode -- and that's pretty much what happened. Fans who posed with him wondered if he'd gotten hitched to Hailey Baldwin

Our Bieber sources say it was all in good fun and, as of now, there are zero plans for a wedding -- Justin and Hailey are still just enjoying each other's company.

Josh Hart Everybody Chill Kyle & Lonzo Are Just Fine

6/20/2018 3:59 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Anyone waiting for Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball to get into a full-blown beef is about to be disappointed ... because Lakers guard Josh Hart says everything is cool between the two guys.

Lonzo and Kuzma have been taking shots at each other on social media (and on rap songs) so much that the Lakers brass reportedly stepped in and asked them to stop.

So, we got Hart out at The Peppermint Club in L.A. (where he was partying with his teammate, Julius Randle) and asked him if it's getting outta hand ... and he broke it down for us.

Chill guys ... don't scare Kawhi away.

Evander Holyfield Wears Shirt Quoting Himself

6/19/2018 6:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Evander Holyfield believes in the wisdom of Evander Holyfield ... which is why he wears T-shirts with quotes from Evander Holyfield

We spotted the champ out at Reagan National Airport -- and, while our photog wanted to talk about the World Cup, we couldn't help but notice the Real Deal's fashion statement. 

"When I was eight years old my coach told me I could be like Muhammad Ali. DREAMS DO COME TRUE -- Evander Holyfield."

The shirt also features a pic of a young Evander. 

Don't make fun of him -- when you become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, you can wear shirts with your face on 'em too!

Zak Bagans $28k For a Naked Donald Trump? Here's Why It's Worth It ...

5/3/2018 2:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If you're thinking no one would pay $28k to see Donald Trump naked, think again because Zak Bagans did -- but wants to make it clear he's just in it for the history of it ... and maybe some dough.

The "Ghost Adventures" star and Haunted Museum owner outbid everyone for "The Emperor Has No Balls" statue ... better known as "the naked Donald Trump statue" Wednesday at Julien's Auctions.

The statue was made by West Coast anarchist collective INDECLINE and Zak says he was drawn to its mysteriousness. Five naked Donald Trumps popped up around the U.S. last year and at the time no one knew where they came from. The one Zak bought is the only one that wasn't ruined or confiscated.

It was estimated to fetch $20k at auction, but Zak was willing to pay $8k more than that. He's clearly betting the value will only go up, and someone will overpay him down the line.

Until then, the statue will be displayed at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum in Las Vegas.

Kim Zolciak & Kroy Biermann Marlon Wayans is a Disgusting Coward For 'White Chicks' Joke

4/9/2018 3:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Zolciak and hubby Kroy Biermann fired the heavy artillery at Marlon Wayans ... calling him a p***y and thoroughly unfunny for suggesting Kim was the poster girl for "White Chicks 2."

Wayans came under heavy fire over the weekend after he posted a photo of Zolciak with the caption, "No we are not in production for White Chicks 2. The f***?!" Marlon was referring to his 2004 film with his brother, Shawn, where the two played undercover FBI agents dressed as white women. 

No we are not in production on White Chicks 2. The fuck?!

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We got Kim and Kroy at LAX Monday, and asked them about Marlon's photo ... it was clear, they were NOT happy. Kim told our photog she thought it was totally inappropriate for Wayans to attack her appearance in the wake of the #MeToo movement. 

Our cameras also spoke with Marlon, earlier in the day about the pic, who seemed pretty unfazed by the whole situation.

Tiffany Haddish Pens 'Richard Pryor Diaries' Intro!!!

4/8/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tiffany Haddish will introduce a man who needs no introduction, but will get it anyway, because he's the late, great and legendary Richard Pryor.

We're told Tiffany's writing the intro to the highly-anticipated 'Richard Pryor Diaries' ... a project spearheaded by Richard's wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor. The book's due out in October, but there's been tremendous buzz since TMZ broke the story that Richard did, in fact, bang Marlon Brando.

The book, of course, will dive into Richard's bisexuality, his home life and storied career.

We're told Tiffany jumped at the opportunity because Richard's one of her heroes. Tiffany, of course, attended a Laugh Factory camp back in the late '90s when she was in high school, which Pryor visited. He also mentored Tiffany, whose career skyrocketed since "Girls Trip."

Unclear what Tiffany's gonna let outta the bag -- she's good at that -- but pretty sure it'll be hilarious.

Richard's wife will be at a book signing Sunday for the reissue of Richard's book, "Pryor Convictions And Other Life Sentences" at Book Soup in WeHo.

October can't come soon enough.

The Chainsmokers' Andrew Taggart Mistaken for Liam Payne But Hilariously Plays Along!!!

4/5/2018 8:43 AM PDT

Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers never again has to wonder what it's like to walk in Liam Payne's shoes ... he got a very funny glimpse of the 1D life, and thankfully cameras were rolling.

Andrew was outside Craig's Wednesday night in WeHo and posed for selfies with several fans who were apparently under the impression he's the guy who used to be in One Direction.

Paps played along, too ... peppering Andrew with questions like, when's 1D getting back together?! But, you gotta see how he got his partner, Alex Pall, in the game.

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