Check 'em out ... and remember, you ate some really dope potato salad ... and that counts for something.
Riff Raff Don't Feel Bad for Kevin Durant ... He's Still Rich!
5/31/2016 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Don't pity the loser ... especially when the loser's made more than $100 MILLION ... so says Riff Raff.
The rapper (and NBA superfan) was out in NYC when we asked if he feels bad for Kevin Durant after the OKC Thunder failed to close out the Warriors, despite big leads in games 6 and 7.
Long story short ... Riff says Durant's still his homie -- but it's hard to feel bad for a guy who's still RICH.
Also, Riff says it's not entirely KD's fault -- blaming Lil B for sticking him with the Based God curse.
Check out the clip ... if only to see how truly difficult it is to talk with DOUBLE GRILLZ in ya mouth.
Future & Bieber Mentoring Mayweather's Rap Prodigies
5/31/2016 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The two rappers signed to Floyd Mayweather's TMT music group are getting special mentoring sessions from some of the biggest stars in music ... including Future, Bieber and more, TMZ Sports has learned.
Floyd created his rap label last year -- signing Lil Jamez and Jay Bling. He's been showcasing them around the country ever since -- and this weekend, he hit the stage with the guys at Hard Rock Live in Vegas (video above).
“Floyd is a music head. He gets us in the studio and flies us from city to city," Jay Bling tells us.
"He also lines up artists to work with us and talk to us like Future, Game, The Weeknd, Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross ... but it’s not forced it's a natural feel."
So, who's made the biggest impact? Lil Jamez says Bieber has been particularly helpful.
"Bieber is an amazing person. He just keeps telling me to live life and make music ... and just be consistent with my music.”
Holly Holm's Next Opponent Ducks Bullets In Violent Robbery ... Trainer Shot In Gut
5/31/2016 8:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The UFC fighter who's scheduled to take on Holly Holm in July miraculously escaped injury in a violent shootout in Peru ... though her trainer was shot while exchanging gunfire with the bad guys.
The woman caught in the crossfire is Valentina Shevchenko -- who was reportedly dining at a restaurant in Lima when three gun-toting men in motorcycle helmets came in to rob the place.
Shevchenko's trainer, Pavel Fedotov, pulled out his own firearm and began shooting at the robbers -- causing them to flee.
But during their retreat, one of the robbers shot Fedotov in the gut ... sending him crashing to the ground. Security footage shows Shevchenko rushing to her trainer's aid.
According to local reports, one of the robbers was killed by gunfire outside of the restaurant. The other two reportedly escaped.
Fedotov was reportedly taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries. We've reached out to Shevchenko's camp for comment -- so far, no word back.
FYI, Shevchenko and Fedotov are gun enthusiasts who have recently posted videos showing off their skills at a gun range. In fact, Shevchenko's nickname is "Bullet."
[H/T MMA Fighting]
Shaq Wiggin' Out For 'Lip Sync Battle'
5/31/2016 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's further proof Shaq will do just about anything to put a smile on your face ... donning a curly wig and doing some serious gettin' it for this week's episode of "Lip Sync Battle."
Check out the clip -- Shaq's moves are MVP worthy ... but the star of the show has to be the wig, which works as both a throwback to Beals' locks ... and a completely ridiculous piece of comedy.
Enjoy ... and check out the full show June 2nd on Spike TV.
Derek Jeter Trolled By Bette Midler?
5/31/2016 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
So, this might be the weirdest and most random trolling ever ... courtesy of The Divine Miss M.
"Derek Jeter is finally settling down & getting married. That’s probably gonna cut back on his dating, though."
Uncalled for, right?
We get it, Bette likes to post zingers on Twitter. But based on some quick Google searching, it doesn't appear the two are friends ... so, it seems like it's kind of an out of the blue crack.
So far, no response from Jeter -- unlike Kim Kardashian who took Bette to task when she was in Midler's Twitter crosshairs earlier this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo The Champ Is Here ... Wet & Shirtless
5/31/2016 7:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his championship the same way he won it -- very, very shirtless ... except now he's on a yacht.
The soccer star -- fresh off scoring the decisive penalty kick to give Real Madrid its 11th UEFA Champions League title -- was hanging with friends Sunday catching rays and a dip off the coast in Ibiza, Spain.
It's like he never got dressed after ripping off his jersey. And, honestly ... why should he?
Johnny Manziel Fires Back After NY Car Ambush 'Shouldn't Have Came At Me Like That'
5/31/2016 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Johnny Manziel says he's "hashing it out" with the owner of a NY luxury car rental company who ambushed him in the street Friday night ... but says the guy "shouldn't have come at me like that."
The ambush went down on Friday -- when Wayne (the owner of Precision Concierge) tracked down the QB and confronted him over an expensive Mercedes he allegedly rented and then wrecked in L.A.
Wayne told TMZ Sports ... Manziel had promised to pay for the wrecked ride -- but never did. So, Wayne found him in Manhattan on Friday and tried to get answers right from Johnny himself.
Fast forward to Monday night ... Johnny says the two sides are talking, but he's clearly not happy with the way things went down.
Pele Old Balls Up for Grabs ... But They Ain't Cheap!
5/31/2016 6:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Soccer legend Pele is auctioning off some of his most prized possessions -- from record-breaking soccer balls to game used jerseys ... to the cleats he wore in the 1981 movie, "Victory."
But the crown jewel of the collection is his Jules Rimet trophy -- made especially for him after winning his 3rd World Cup. It's expected to fetch somewhere in the neighborhood of $500,000!!!!!
By the way, part of the proceeds generated by the sale (hosted by Julien's Auctions) will benefit Pequeno Principe, the largest pediatric hospital in Brazil.
Jean-Claude Van Damme UFC Guys Can't Kick ... Lemme Teach You!
5/31/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Wanna REALLY kick someone's ass? Pay attention ... Master Van Damme will teach you.
In fact, Jean-Claude Van Damme says most of the badass fighters in the UFC don't really know how to execute a proper leg strike, so he gave TMZ Sports a FULL KICKING TUTORIAL to show us how it's done.
"Right now, it's a mess," Van Damme said of the kicking in the UFC ... "they are missing, they are out of balance. Thank god they have good jiu-jitsu."
But JCVD didn't just talk the talk -- he pulled over a buddy and gave us a full demo on the street!
"If I can give some of my knowledge to some of those amazing UFC fighters in terms of legs, I have a lot to teach."
Watch. Learn. Take notes.
Racing Star Will Power Music In Race Cars? Hell No, It's Too Dangerous
5/31/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Racing champion Will Power (great name) likes serenity while traveling at warp speed ... saying music in race cars is a TERRIBLE idea .. 'cause it could lead to disaster.
We got Will -- the 2014 IndyCar Series champ -- out in NYC and asked if there will ever be a time the guys get to jam out in their race cars during a competition.
That's when Will got serious ... saying he NEVER wants to see the day when radios are blasting in race cars ... 'cause it just ain't safe bumpin' Fetty Wap when you're going 200 mph.
He does tell us what he rides to in his civilian car ... and let's just say dude's got soul.
Peep the clip.
S.I. Swimsuit Model Concussion In Post Indy 500 Wreck
5/30/2016 3:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sports Illustrated model Tanya Mityushina and Carls Jr.hottie Kara Del Toro got wrecked on their way home from the Indy 500 ... TMZ has learned.
Indianapolis cops tell TMZ ... Tanya and Kara were in an SUV on Sunday after leaving the race when a Volkswagen Jetta t-boned their ride.
Two other passengers in the SUV were taken to the hospital by an ambulance ... while Kara and Tanya went back to their hotel -- but once there, Tanya complained of a headache.
Sources close to the models tell us they both went to the hospital where doctors told Tanya she had suffered a concussion. Kara was okay.
Tanya's out of the hospital, but still experiencing head and neck pain.
Mr. T Muhammad Ali Was Hood Superman ... Stopped Real Crime
5/30/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mr T. was out in NYC when we asked about his old bodyguarding days with Ali ... yes, the greatest heavyweight in history had a bodyguard ... who rocked gold chains and a mohawk.
That's when T started an awesome reminiscing sesh ... telling our camera guy about how he personally watched The Greatest stop a violent crime from going down in the hood back in the day.
Listen ... we could tell you more ... but T tells it so much better ... so check it out the clip.