Kim Zolciak hasn't danced her final dance on "Dancing with the Stars."
We're told the folks at 'DWTS' want Kim back for the season finale next month. The plan is to have her dance in several dances on the final show and all she needs is a green light from her doctor.
We're told Kim's on board, despite being kicked off the show after suffering a mini-stroke that unearthed a heart condition. She's not back to 100%, but she already made it out of the house Sunday to watch husband Kroy play in the Falcons game.
Zolciak was at the bottom of the barrel on the show before her medical emergency. At least one person's rooting for her.
"Empire" star Jussie Smollett is keeping it as real as his TV mama Cookie does ... saying he's NOT hookin' up with Michael Sam ... despite the fact they've been spending A LOT of time together recently.
Just last week, Sam posted 3 PICS with Smollett on social media ... leading some people to believe they were more than just friends.
But when we saw Jamal Lyon working out in L.A. on Monday, dude wanted to set the record ... er, straight -- they're close, but ain't nobody humpin' around (shout-out to Bobby Brown).
BONUS -- Smollett also responded to 50 Cent, who's been BLASTING "Empire" over social media ... but surprisingly, he didn't fire off a Lucious Lyon style retaliation. Instead, he's killing with kindness.
50 Cent just learned why it's important to get the full story ... after he shared a homophobic post about "Empire" ... but he didn't read the whole thing.
A rep for 50 tells TMZ the rapper reposted a photo to his Instagram making fun at the show's decline in ratings ... but he missed the part about the drop in ratings being due to the show's "gay stuff."
50's rep says he deleted the post once he saw the homophobic comments attached to it. The rep says the comments were "not a reflection of his views at all."
50 has been beefing with the show for a while now ... mostly because he says it's inferior to his show "Power." It doesn't help that "Empire" singled him out during the season 2 premiere episode.
Someone call Vince McMahon ... because Stephen A. Smith just went on a WWE-style smacktalk rant directed at Kevin Durant ... in which he essentially threatens to dig up dirt that will DESTROY the NBA star!!
It's pretty crazy ... Smith went on ESPN's "First Take" to respond to comments made by Durant -- in which KD called BS on one of Smith's NBA reports about him. Durant called Smith a liar and claimed neither he nor anyone in his inner circle has ever talked to Smith.
Smith clearly didn't take too kindly to the statement ... and UNLOADED this morning:
"I sit here today incredibly offended by the personal attack that this man has put against me," Smith said.
"What I would like to ask Kevin Durant and some of the brothers who talk behind my back in the NBA who probably put him up to something stupid like this ... Do you really want me to come out of this seat and go back on the scene? Do you really wanna see me in an NBA arena?"
"Because I can assure you I'll find out more in 10 minutes than I can get from 50 phone calls .... I have proven it."
"I am a black man on national television with a big mouth and I will still stand up today here and I'll put my resume spanning 22 years plus up against anyone in this industry."
"We really wanna go here? We really wanna start something with ME???? You sure about that??? I just want people to think about that."
Seems the gauntlet has essentially been laid down.
"Game of Thrones" stars Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa came together again in the last place you'd expect to see the Mother of Dragons and The Great Khal ... Fashion Week in Paris.
Clarke shared the joyous photo, writing, "Well I guess the sun rises in the west and sets in the east then huh? Paris fashion week just kicked off....! #Momoaloveforlifebaby #nomorebeerleftinparis #bestdresseddothraki."
Stewart was famously SLAMMED to the mat by John Cena during "Monday Night Raw" back in August -- earning him TONS of respect from the wrestling faithful.
And when we saw Hall leaving the Opie and Jimmy show in NYC ... along with Diamond Dallas Page and Jake 'The Snake' Roberts ... they all seemed to agree the former 'Daily Show' host became a WWE legend himself that day.
Train hero Alek Skarlatos would've been on the Oregon college campus where a gunman killed 10 ... if not for his stint on "Dancing With The Stars."
Sources close to Skarlatos tell us he'd already enrolled at Umpqua Community College before accepting the 'DWTS' gig. We're told he had scheduled his classes for Tuesdays and Thursdays this semester, so he's certain he would have been on campus when the shooting happened.
We broke the story, Skarlatos bolted out of rehearsal Thursday when news broke about the shooting, and he flew home to Oregon almost immediately. We're told ABC paid for the flight.
Believe it ... TV parents can absolutely teach real-life parents a thing or two -- which Julie Bowen proved by dropping serious relationship knowledge.
The "Modern Family" hot mom was bolting out of BOA Steakhouse on Sunset and we asked if she has, y'know ... "the talk" with her TV kids. After all, 2 of 'em are at that age -- Nolan Gould is 16, and Ariel Winter is 17.
Sarah Hyland is 24, but what 20-something couldn't use some sex advice, right?
Julie's answer is funny, simple, and awesome. In a nutshell ... keep it clean, kids.
Whoopi Goldberg isn't denying she's pissed at someone at "The View" -- in fact, she sounds angry in this video -- but she's refusing to call it a "meltdown."
Whoopi allegedly went off recently on 'View' execs -- according to the The Daily Mail she dropped the 'n' word and called herself a slave doing the bidding of her ABC masters. The report claims it was because she'd been cut out of an editorial meeting.
Outside the ABC studio today, our photog referred to the incident as a "meltdown," and then Whoopi took him to school. But watch ... she also strongly hints someone's stepping on her toes behind the scenes.
Unclear if the 'n' word or slave comments are true (unfortunately, our guy didn't ask) -- but Whoopi's definitely heated.
Tony Danza says his former "Who's The Boss" co-star Danny Pintauro is making the world a better place by coming out as HIV positive.
Our photog caught Danza leaving the Jerry Weintraub memorial after-party at Craig's Sunday night ... the day after Pintauro, who played Jonathan on Danza's '80s sitcom, told Oprah he's been living with the virus for the past 12 years.