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Baseball Nun Throws Out Epic First Pitch ... Sweet Tricks Included!

8/19/2018 12:42 PM PDT

Here's something you don't see everyday ... a nun that could probably come out of the bullpen for the White Sox if she tightened up her curve ball. 

Sister Mary Jo Sobiek of Marian Catholic High School was tasked with throwing out the first pitch Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field in honor of her institution. Perhaps to everyone's surprise ... she dished out a wicked toss from the mound to kick off the game.

It wasn't just the pitch that impressed ... Sister Mary Jo also had a nice little arm trick up her sleeve -- knocking the ball off the inside of her elbow and catching it again. BADASS!!!!

Sadly, the Sox couldn't ride SMJ's coattails to a win -- they ended up losing to the Kansas City Royals, who are last place in their division. At least we got a nice follow-up sister act in Chicago though!

'Memba 98-year-old Sister Jean during Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella run during March Madness?? Of course you do. 

Dru Hill's Smoke E. Digglera 'Internet is Undefeated' ... We Failed Bad at Sneaker Cover-Up!!

8/14/2018 4:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dru Hill's new member ain't even tryin' to lie ... Smoke E. Digglera knows he and the group got busted -- hilariously -- for photoshopping his sneakers, but there's a funny story behind the flub.

Smoke, formerly lead singer for Playa, tells TMZ the mix-up started when he showed up for the photo shoot with Sisqo and the rest of DH, including fellow new member, Black. As the Internet immediately figured out ... those white Jordan 1 shoes on his feet were dropped in to cover up his, uhh ... wardrobe malfunction. 

He says a miscommunication on what the shoot was supposed to frame (or not frame, more like) led to a last-minute change in editing ... and the rest is history.

As you probably know, fans roasted the poor Photoshop job with a bunch of "WHAT ARE THOSE?!" memes.

Despite the widespread jokes ... it sounds like Smoke would do it all over again. Comfort over everything, baby!

Grieving Mother Orca Finally Drops Body of Dead Baby Calf ... 17 Days Later

8/12/2018 4:36 PM PDT

A Southern Resident killer whale whose calf died shortly after birth last month was finally seen swimming without the carcass 17 days later ... according to scientists, who say her "tour of grief" is over.

The Center for Whale Research announced Saturday that the mother orca in question -- who goes by both Tahlequah and J35 -- was seen swimming solo near British Columbia with her pod chasing a school of salmon ... the first time she'd been seen without the body of her deceased calf since July 24.

Scientists say the whale refused to part with the carcass for a whopping 17 days, in what they described as severe grieving. The CWR says mother whales have been known to transport their dead calves for up to a week at a time, but this case was unprecedented. 

Photos and video showing Tahlequah keeping the baby whale's body afloat soon after it died quickly went viral, especially after each passing day. The CWR says 100% of pregnancies for Southern Resident killer whales over the past 3 years have failed to produce viable offspring.

Baker Mayfield 1st Touchdown Ball Thrown Back ... Rejected By Giants Fan!

8/10/2018 8:18 AM PDT
Breaking News

The lucky NY Giants fan who got Baker Mayfield's 1st-ever touchdown pass Thursday night -- THREW IT BACK ON THE FIELD ... and the whole thing is on video. 

Baker hit Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku for a 10-yard strike in the 2nd quarter -- and Njoku tried to gift the ball to a fan in the end zone. 

But, the fan wasn't a Browns supporter -- or a fan of money -- because he took the valuable pigskin and fired it right back onto the field in disgust ... screaming and yelling the entire time. 

The fan then started pointing to his Giants hat while the crowd at MetLife Stadium in NJ cheered him on. 

Ultimately, Big Blue lost the game -- and the fan lost an opportunity to turn that collector's item into a serious profit. 

But, at least Saquon Barkley played well, right? 

Michael Jai White Here's What I Won't Do ... Fight Wesley Snipes!!!

8/9/2018 2:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Who needs fighting lessons from Muhammad Ali when you've got martial arts legend Michael Jai White?

Michael -- an actor who owns 8 black belts -- wants to teach YOU to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. His instructional video is going viral, so we HAD to discover Michael's secrets to kicking ass and taking names. 

We also wanted to know ... would Michael beat Wesley Snipes in a fight? Turns out, there's way too much brotherly love between them for a potential showdown.

And, would you believe Michael is 50?!?! Maybe we all should take up martial arts. 

Harlem Globetrotters Hit Trick Shot ... From Airplane!!!

8/8/2018 1:25 PM PDT
Breaking News

The Harlem Globetrotters did it again -- hitting an insane trick shot from a FLYING AIRPLANE!!!

Globetrotters star Bull Bullard strapped into a yellow monoplane in Wildwood, New Jersey (where the guys are playing 4 games next week) and took aim at the basket while flying 70 miles per hour. 

He shot. He scored. Insane!!!

There's video from all angles -- it's pretty amazing stuff. 

"There’s no better way to arrive to Wildwood than with a trick shot from an airplane," Bullard said ... "I can’t wait to meet up with my teammates next week and put on a great show for the fans!"

The Globetrotters have hit crazy trick shots from all over the world -- from the top of Madison Square Garden to a rollercoaster in Georgia ... even Alcatraz. 

But, the flying trick shot from a plane might be the most impressive ... 

Ray J on 'L&HH' What Had Happened With My Damn Moving Hat Was ...

8/7/2018 2:28 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ray J says the reason his beanie seemed to have a mind of its own this week on 'Love & Hip Hop' has more to do with Hollywood magic than any real hat trick. 

Ray broke down the 50 seconds of the episode everyone's talking about -- not for anything he or Safaree Samuels said, but because Ray's hat seemed to have a mind of its own!! In the brief scene, the knitted hat was in at least 6 different positions.

Fans of the show noticed, then made sure the Internet noticed. Viral video and meme hilarity ensued.

Ray gently put the blame on editing, as he revealed exactly how long they were actually shooting the scene. Hint: It's MUCH longer than what you saw on VH1 or the web. 

Considering the hat has stolen the spotlight, Ray tells us it could be getting a bigger role in upcoming episodes. As he puts it ... the hat's in negotiations.

It's so Hollywood, baby.

Trump Walk of Fame Star Vandal I Have NO Regrets ... Even De Niro's Got My Back!!!

7/26/2018 5:12 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The latest man to take a pickax to Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star says he was so fed up with the President he had to let it all out, and despite getting arrested ... he's happy he did.

Austin Clay tells TMZ ... POTUS' treatment of immigrant families was the spark that set him off, and taking it out on Trump's star seemed like the perfect way to send a message.

It's unclear if Trump got the message, but Clay and his GF say his pickax attack caught the eye of a couple celebs ... including noted Trump foe Robert De Niro.

As we reported, Clay was arrested after destroying the star around 3 AM Wednesday and calling the cops on himself. OG Trump star vandal, James Otis, offered to pay his $20k bail ... but Austin tells us he was released this morning after someone else did. He didn't say who.

As for Trump's star ... it cost $3k to replace, and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will be going after Clay for the bill.

Sacha Baron Cohen Kingman, AZ Mayor Pissed ... Racist Mosque Skit Full of Holes!

7/26/2018 2:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sacha Baron Cohen is unfairly making the citizens of Kingman, Arizona look like a bunch of backwater racists ... according to the city's mayor.

Mayor Monica Gates tells us last week's episode of "Who Is America?" is total BS because she doesn't think it was even shot in her city. She says she doesn't recognize the venue or any of the people in the room.

The segment was supremely unflattering to Kingman -- a disguised Sacha told the roomful of citizens the world's largest mosque outside of the Middle East was going to be built there. The reaction ranged from hilarious to scarily racist ... not only against Muslims. 

As for the people in the room NOT being legit Kingman residents? Some of the people who got duped sounded off afterward, and we checked the names that were public -- they DO live there.

Check out why Mayor Gates says there's no need for a new mosque in her city, anyway. It's not what you think.

McDonald's Fight Customer Is NOT Loving It!!! After Tag Team Beatdown

7/26/2018 11:16 AM PDT

3:20 PM PT -- The brawl video has caught the attention of corporate, a rep tells us the company is investigating the incident. The rep adds, "We do not condone the behavior depicted in this video."One McDonald's customer learned a tough lesson: DO NOT try to steal from the soda machine, and definitely don't pick a fight with employees, 'cause ya might get your ass mopped.

A video posted Wednesday night shows a young lady getting into a blowout with 2 staffers at an undisclosed McDonald's -- and it's one of the worst ass beatings we've ever seen. One much taller staffer tossed the customer like a rag doll ... literally.

Hair is pulled, faces are smashed, boobs pop out -- and all of that happened to the customer. Spoiler alert: David doesn't beat Goliath this time.

BTW, the person who shot the video says this was all over the customer attempting to use a water cup to sneak soda from the fountain machine.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Look, Ladies ... We Got Free Tampons!!! ... Thanks, TMZ

7/25/2018 7:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney just learned that sometimes you gotta fight the good fight to get what you want -- and in this case he (and his female staffers) got it ... 500 boxes of tampons, and counting!!!

We got the New York Congressman Tuesday at his office in D.C., and he says folks across the country heard his message on TMZ loud and clear ... that the GOP had told him he couldn't use public funds to buy feminine hygiene products for his staff.

Maloney tells us tampons have been pouring in ever since he got on TMZ, and he's now dishing them out to anyone and everyone in Congress who wants some. Don't panic -- he's got plenty to go around.

It also sounds like he's still pissed Republicans don't seem to take women's health issues seriously, but he's happy to touch on tampons openly ... on Capitol Hill or in the grocery store.

Fat Joe Staying Out of 50 vs. Floyd Beef ... 'Tired Of Being the Middle Guy'

7/25/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Fat Joe says he truly believes 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather are "brothers" and need to end their feud -- but he's not the gonna be the mediator. 

Joe is friends with both guys -- and says it's crazy to watch them bash each other so hard on social media.

The latest in the feud ... Floyd says 50 Cent is a "herpes infested rat." 50 says Floyd is a fake rich "sucker" who beats women. 

50 also made some dark accusations about Mayweather's alleged role in the murder-suicide of one of his friends. 

Enter Fat Joe ... who says he still believes in his heart of hearts that Floyd and 50 love each other -- but believes they need to call a truce.

"I'm tired of being the middle guy," Joe said ... "I'm tired of [being] the guy breaking everything up. I mean, you know, they're brothers, man. I don't like it. I don't like it. Because they're both beautiful guys to me, man."

Despite the hostility, Joe says there may be peace "somewhere down the road."

"I think maybe in the long run, they'll figure it out. I really believe that they sincerely love each other and they're brothers. Unfortunately, this is playing out on social media."

Meanwhile, Fat Joe is killin' it in the studio -- he just released a new track called "Attention" with Chris Brown.

Tony Rock Sacha's Not Duping Anyone This is Who These People Are

7/23/2018 5:40 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sacha Baron Cohen has been accused of "duping" people into saying and doing some ridiculously stupid things, but he's just showing their true colors ... so says Tony Rock

We got Chris Rock's kid brother Monday at LAX and asked him about Sacha's latest "victim," Georgia lawmaker Jason Spencer ... who's now being called upon to resign after a horrifyingly offensive appearance on Showtime's "Who Is America?"

Just a heads-up -- the video is pretty graphic.

Sacha got Spencer to yell out the n-word repeatedly, use racist Asian stereotypes ... and drop trou (and undies) to fend off would-be terrorist kidnappers. 

Tony says the only thing Sacha's guilty of is exposing these people for what they truly believe, and that Americans are the ones who've been duped. Interesting take, for sure.

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