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President Trump Putin 'Love Story' Plays Out in NYT 'Toon

7/16/2018 7:35 AM PDT

Presidents Trump and Putin got a thing going on ... a love thing, if ya buy into the satirical cartoon The New York Times just released, which is already stirring a ton of controversy.

"Trump and Putin: A Love Story" uses real soundbites from POTUS and puts them over images of the leaders on a date -- cruising in a car and riding a unicorn surrounded by rainbows and hearts. 

Their rendezvous takes a TV-MA turn, though -- Trump tweaks Putin's nipples, they make out and, finally ... there's some intense tongue wrestling. 

Some people think the whole thing is extremely homophobic, and others see it as hilarious. 

So, we gotta ask ... 

Will Smith to Drake Stans Oh, I'll Show You Who Keke Loves ... #InMyFeelingsChallenge

7/12/2018 1:39 PM PDT

Will Smith just one-upped literally EVERYBODY who's been partaking in the Drake-inspired viral dance challenge taking the web by storm ... by nailing it on top of a bridge.

The 'Fresh Prince' posted a video Thursday of his own #InMyFeelingsChallenge -- also dubbed The Shiggy after comedian Shoker, who started the challenge -- based on the song of the same name from Drizzy's new "Scorpion" album. But instead of hitting the streets, Will danced on top of Budapest's Széchenyi Chain Bridge. Needless to say, it was epic. 

Big Willie notes that what he's doing is probably illegal, but considering the wide shots he gets from what appears to be a drone camera ... we'd say the bridge-climbing was worth it.

Hey, sometimes when a good Drake jam comes around ... you just gotta get shiggy with it. Looks like Will's riding, anyway. 

Hot Dog Champ Miki Sudo Pay Me Like Joey Chestnut Gets Paid!

7/5/2018 2:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The reigning women's hot dog eating champion, Miki Sudo ... couldn't care less about getting equal coverage as men, she just wants the bread -- and we mean money, not buns.

Miki won her 5th consecutive title at this year's Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest -- but tells us she doesn't make nearly as much money as 11-time men's champ Joey Chestnut. He reportedly earned $225k one year from competitions, appearance fees and endorsements.

To be frank about it (LOL) ... Miki says she'd like a piece of that pie too.

Miki also has some gripes about people who dog her for not eating more weiners this year than she did last year. She downed 37, as opposed to 41 in 2017.

We'd love to say all's well that ends well -- but Miki told us something about her toughest competition to date. Hint: the way things came out, in the end, were definitely NOT great!

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. 

Beyonce Get Me Off This Thing!!! Rescued from Busted Stage

7/2/2018 7:37 AM PDT

How many stagehands does it take to rescue Beyonce from a malfunctioning stage in Poland?

We're gonna guess ... ALL of them, if they wanna keep their jobs -- but, yes, Bey and Jay-Z's On the Run II crew had to help her make a safe exit Sunday night in Warsaw.

The couple's floating stage got jammed in the up position at the end of the show, making it impossible for Beyonce to pull off a quick and graceful exit. Instead, they brought out a ladder to help her get down what looks like a good 10-15 feet.

She didn't seem exactly convinced it was safe. Can't really blame her, especially because she was descending while rocking thigh-high boots!

Watch ... Bey was saved, the crowd cheered ... and everyone kept their jobs.

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.

'Seinfeld' Writer Spike Feresten Mickey D's Using My Muffin Top Idea ... Great, Send a Check!!!

6/28/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

McDonald's is revamping breakfast by ripping off a famous "Seinfeld" episode -- and the guy who wrote it says he deserves a piece of the pie ... er, muffin.

Spike Feresten wrote "The Muffin Tops" for season 8, and Wednesday -- the same day Mickey D's announced it's selling the best part of a muffin -- he told us he's got no beef with the golden arches. Well, as long as the check's in the mail ... as they say.

Seriously, though ... Spike hasn't gotten a dime, and says it just seems right for McDonald's to cough up some dough -- for him AND Jerry Seinfeld -- since it's clearly jacking their ingenious breakfast invention. 

Spike isn't talking lawsuits or anything, and might be joking about getting paid ... but can't blame the guy for shooting his shot. Elaine Benes wouldn't settle for a penny less than 30 percent!

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!!

Childish Gambino Artist He's Accused Of Ripping Off Says He's 'Extremely Humbled'

6/25/2018 11:19 AM PDT
Breaking News

The artist Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, is accused of stealing "This Is America" from is giving the rapper a pass, saying he's "extremely humbled" to have possibly inspired Gambino's track.

Jase Harley released a song called "American Pharaoh" in 2016 that has a similar message and, to many, a similar sound. Some people accused Glover of flat-out copying Harley while others have just seen it as inspiration for Glover's track.

Harley finally spoke out Monday via Instagram. Harley says the controversy shouldn't "dilute the message me and @childishgambino are trying to convey ... about injustices we've encountered."

He goes on to say Gambino had a bigger platform to convey the message and that shouldn't go unnoticed, but the focus should be on "affecting change in our communities and building equality."

Since it's release, Gambino's "This Is America" has been certified platinum and its video has amassed almost 300 million views on YouTube.

Gambino's manager, Fam Rothstein, also clapped back at the haters Monday, saying "This Is America" actually dates back to three years ago, and has the Pro Tools proof. He also added, "But f*** you and your moms, and your future fetuses." Not exactly the high road there.

'Riverdale' Star Charles Melton 'I'm Truly Sorry' For Fat-Shaming Rant

6/19/2018 2:03 PM PDT
Breaking News

"Riverdale" star Charles Melton is apologizing and blaming immaturity for some really heinous fat-shaming comments he made that have come back to haunt him.

Melton is addressing the now 6-year-old tweets that have gone viral after someone mined them out of his timeline. Low lights include, "Word of wisdom for the day...if your [sic] fat...don't look in the mirror" ... and "Don't tease fat kids, they already have enough on their plates."

Melton now says, "I'm truly sorry for making inconsiderate comments several years ago and apologize to anyone I hurt. What I posted and said was immature, offensive and inappropriate. I am ashamed of how I acted and there is no excuse for that behavior."

The actor was a total unknown back in 2012, which explains the tweets going unnoticed. His first acting gig didn't come until a "Glee" role in 2014.

He added, "I’m striving to do better and will use this experience to grow, helping others to understand how these types of statements are completely unacceptable.”

Logan Paul Predicts 3rd Round KO ... 'I Hate' KSI

6/18/2018 9:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Logan Paul says his beef with KSI is 100% real -- telling TMZ Sports he "hates" the YouTube star, and says he's calling his shot in their upcoming boxing match. 

Logan and KSI came face-to-face during a heated news conference this past weekend -- things got physical ... and Logan is adamant the hatred ain't just to sell tickets. 

"It's real beef," Paul told us on the way out of Catch in West Hollywood ... "I hate the kid."

The two will fight for real in August when they square off in Manchester -- but, for now, it's gonna be a LOT of trash talk

"I'm fighting a sack of potatoes. KSI, you suck."

Paul says the fight isn't just a big moment for YouTube stars who want to show they're bigger than social media -- it could also be a HUGE moment for the sport of boxing. 

Chinese Tourists Crushed After Ceiling Collapses

6/17/2018 10:30 AM PDT

Horrific scene out of Huayin City in China's Shaanxi Province where a ceiling collapsed ... crushing and trapping tourists riding down an escalator.

The terrible incident happened inside the Huashan Mountain tourist center ... a popular visitors' destination. You can see a throng of tourists going down an escalator when, out of nowhere, they look up and notice the ceiling's about to land on top of them.

It happened so fast they never had the chance to run for cover. The incident triggered immediate panic as tourists rushed to free others trapped under the debris.

At least 9 were injured and taken to a local hospital, though one report says -- perhaps miraculously -- no one was seriously injured. The tourist center is investigating what caused the ceiling to collapse.

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