It was pretty funny ... watching the diehard Red Sox fan handing an award to his nemesis. Actually, pretty awesome.
'American Crime Story'
Kardashian Kids Have Been Kast
7/15/2015 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Schwimmer was decked out in his Robert Kardashian get-up on the set of 'American Crime Story' Wednesday ... shooting a scene with the young actors playing Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob.
From left to right, we're guessing it goes ... Rob, Khloe, Kim, Kourtney ... and they're kinda spot on.
If something looks weird here, it's because this was pre-smartphone days. So, yeah ... mini Kim's not taking a selfie.
J.J. Watt's College Teammate
Exposes Hilarious MTV Cameo
'We Gave Him S**t For It'
7/15/2015 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Did you know ... J.J. Watt was on an MTV reality-ish show before he became an NFL superstar????
His former college teammates did ... including SF 49ers cornerback Marcus Cromartie who tells TMZ Sports the entire Wisconsin Badgers squad gave him crap for it back in 2009.
First off, Cromartie has nothing but GREAT things to say about Watt -- but when we asked if he thought Watt could hack it in Hollywood, that's when Marcus brought up his MTV past.
Turns out, Watt had a guest role on a docuseries called, "College Life" -- which followed real life college students at UW (it only lasted one season).
J.J. -- sporting an incredible sideways beanie/cap at the time -- was the "crush" of one of the stars ... who raved about Watt being a really nice guy.
Check out the clip ... the girls are clearly smitten with the football player -- but clown him over his mode of transportation at the time.
Who's laughing now?
Down and Out in Beverly Hills Housewives
7/15/2015 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Richards won't be a full, part-time, or any time cast member on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" next season ... because we've learned producers have jettisoned her from the show.
The reason is simple and pretty obvious ... Kim is struggling with substance abuse and producers think she's unreliable and poses a liability risk.
According to our sources, Richards won't even be the ubiquitous "friend of the show."
It's interesting ... the surviving cast members are all friends -- Kim and Brandi were the s*** stirrers of the bunch -- so you have to wonder ... where's the drama?
I May Meet My Transgender Hero Caitlyn at the ESPYs!
7/15/2015 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jazz Jennings, one of the transgender community’s youngest crusaders, is a massive Caitlyn Jenner fan and she's gunning to meet her idol tonight at the ESPYs.
Our photog caught up with the 14-year-old Tuesday in Bev Hills. She's in town promoting her new reality show “I Am Jazz,” but the highlight of the trip ... she scored a ticket to the show, where Caitlyn will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
Jennings was born a male but started her transition at age 3. Kid drops some serious knowledge on transgender equality.
I Want My Whole Family to Join Me
At the ESPYs, Except ...
7/14/2015 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Caitlyn Jenner has invited her entire family to be by her side when she receives the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs Wednesday night, with the exception of her 3 ex-wives.
Chrystie Crownover, Linda Thompson and Kris Jenner will not be attending the ceremony, and it makes sense. We're told Caitlyn wants her family there, and the exes are not family anymore. As one Caitlyn source put it, "Her ex-wives don't celebrate Father's Day. Fact is, they're just not her family, but the kids are."
And the kids will be there in force ... Kim, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie. Brody, Burt and Cassandra will also be at the ceremony, but Brandon is up in the air because his wife, Leah, is about to give birth. Caitlyn's mom and sister will be in attendance too.
Then there's Rob Kardashian ... we're told he's definitely invited, but it doesn't look good because he's shunned every public appearance for more than a year.
FSU's De'Andre Johnson
I Deserve 2nd Chance
... After Punching Woman
7/14/2015 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson says he doesn't think his college football career should be OVER after punching a woman in the face at a bar ... and insists he deserves a 2nd chance.
Johnson and his mother appeared on "Good Morning America" and talked about the incident with Michael Strahan -- saying, "There's no explanation for that. I totally should have walked away."
"I'm sorry, if I could do it all over again, I would."
Johnson was kicked off the team, but when asked if he deserves another shot in college football, he replied -- "Yes sir. Without a doubt. What you saw in the video is not who I am."
So far, Johnson has not committed to another school ... and it's unclear if there's even an offer on the table.
My Finger Almost Got Amputated
7/14/2015 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jimmy Fallon almost had a finger amputated and spent 10 days in ICU ... and it was all over his wedding ring.
Fallon talked about the freak accident on "The Tonight Show" Monday ... his first appearance since the injury.
TMZ broke the story ... Fallon was rushed to the hospital June 26 after a severe injury at his home.
Fallon describes how he tried to break a fall in his kitchen and his ring got caught on the counter, almost ripping his finger off.
Cloudy with a Chance of Swifties
7/14/2015 6:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift and the weather in the Washington, DC area came together for an epic forecast ... if you're into combining flooding with "Shake it Off."
Mike Thomas, the weatherman for the local Fox affiliate, did his weather report Monday night -- just hours before Swift was scheduled to play in the area -- by quoting as many of her songs as he could.
It was good (?) enough to catch Taylor's attention. She tweeted, "Never change, Mike the weather man. Never change."
Kim Zolciak & NeNe Leakes
Too Successful to Work Together ...
New Reality Show Killed
7/14/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has learned NeNe and Kim’s road trip show -- think Oprah and Gayle with more arguing -- has been 86'd due to scheduling issues.
We’re told the 'Housewives' BFFs-turned-frenemies just couldn’t get on the same page. Kim is in the midst of shooting her show, "Don't Be Tardy" -- and NeNe is taping the ABC game show, "To Tell the Truth."
We're told there's the slimmest of chances it could be saved in the future, but for now it's ... bye Wig and Wig's friend.
Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
We're Going Down ...
'Cause Renters Can’t Be Choosers
7/13/2015 1:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Real estate sources tell TMZ ... Tori and Dean’s new Calabasas pad is 3,733 sq. ft. and has 5 beds and 5 baths -- nothing to turn your nose up at, but since their previous home was 6,623 sq. ft. ... this might hurt a bit.
They're renting this place, which has a yard, a pool, and a library -- and we're told the previous tenants dropped about $7k per month on it.
This is the 3rd rental home for Dean and Tori since they sold their big Encino home in 2011 ... for a loss. On a positive note: their rent keeps going down. Not so positive? The houses are getting smaller.
Might be time for another huge yard sale.
'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon
Back in Rehab
After Bloody Window Smashing Incident
7/13/2015 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon has checked himself back into rehab after a bizarre incident where cops found him bleeding in an alley.
According to law enforcement sources ... Brendon got into an argument on July 3 with a woman at her apartment, smashed a window with his bare hands ... and then bolted. Firefighters responded and found Brendon in an alley, bleeding from the hands.
Brendon was transported to a hospital, but did not get arrested. He checked himself into rehab 3 days later.
This latest incident and trip to rehab comes on the heels of several bizarre incidents involving Brendon -- including two arrests this year at comic book conventions.
NBC Needs to Worry ...
About 'Lying' Brian Williams
7/11/2015 8:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Trump fielded a lot of questions about his Mexican immigrants comments during a Friday news conference in L.A. -- but really went off when the subject of NBC dumping him came up ... Trump went for the jugular.
Check out the video ... we doubt the Donald and Williams will be sitting down for a campaign trail one-on-one after this.
We also asked Trump if proud Republican Caitlyn Jenner would have a role at the party's convention -- interesting response.