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'Price is Right' Contestants Make $80k History!!!

9/22/2017 10:40 AM PDT

"The Price is Right" busted an Oprah on 3 contestants -- YOU GET $10K! YOU GET $10K!! ... YOU GET $10K!!! -- all on the way to making history during Friday's insane episode.

In honor of Drew Carey's 10th anniversary of hosting 'TPiR,' any contestant who spun $1 on the wheel this week would get a $10k bonus instead of the usual $1k. What happened next was absolutely bananas.

Three contestants -- Wilbert, Charlotte and Zacharia -- all nailed the $10k, but that was just the start. The tiebreaker spins led to even more money and yet ANOTHER tie.

Charlotte eventually won the whole thing, but everyone got the dough they spun. In total, 'PiR' doled out $80k ... the most ever given away on the wheel. Happy anniversary, Drew ... you broke the bank.

We just know Plinko dude's somewhere losing his s**t.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Stop the Hammering Or I'll Do It For You ... Total Meltdown!!!

9/20/2017 2:47 PM PDT

Keep your damn hammers quiet when MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell is working or he'll have to ... go down to the "goddamned floor" himself and stop it!

O'Donnell hammered that point home when he absolutely melted down while shooting an MSNBC broadcast, reportedly on Aug. 29. The veteran reporter lost it on the floor crew, the control room ... and whoever had the audacity to hammer during his show. He said he was also getting extraneous noise in his earpiece. 

In his defense, the construction noise was blatant, and would reasonably be distracting O'Donnell as he tried to do his job. He added the whole situation was "f**king out of control."

Lawrence apologized about the incident Wednesday evening, tweeting ... "A better anchorman and a better person would've had a better reaction to technical difficulties. I'm sorry."

LO's flip out is good, but for our money -- Bill O'Reilly's still got the crown. 'Cause he did it LIVE!

Earthquake!!! Celebs React to Big(ish) Shake

9/19/2017 8:52 AM PDT

Hollywood was rocked by a relatively minor earthquake Monday night -- but it was still enough to get several celebs shaking in their boots ... hysterically.  

The 3.6 quake hit shortly after 11 PM, and rather than running for cover ... most celebs seemed to grab their phones and post reactions -- the funniest of which came from Kim Kardashian, her panicked friends and Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy had a bladder emergency ... then hysterically reached out to hubby, John Legend. 

And Dad of the Year, Josh Gad, had his children's safety in mind ... for a while, anyway. 

Mother Nature ... bringing out the humanity in all of us. 

Hemingway House The Kitties Are OK Irma Spares Key West

9/10/2017 5:20 PM PDT

The cats who call the Hemingway House in Key West home are all safe and accounted for after the bulk of Hurricane Irma spared the island city ... TMZ has learned.

Staff members that work at the Hemingway House tell us all 55 cats -- and the people who stayed behind to care for them -- are a-okay at the property ... which itself is still standing and suffered no major structural damage.

We're told all 10 Hemingway occupants, including manager Jacque Sands, lucked out big time since Irma left significantly less destruction than in the other Keys. Sources tell us while there are a few trees down on the estate, everything else at the house appears to be fine.

The Hemingway House also avoided major flooding. A source at the National Weather Service tells us Key West only saw a water surge of about 3 feet as opposed to the 15-20 feet anticipated throughout the Keys as Irma approached. We're told Key West was in the eye wall -- the strongest part of the hurricane -- for 2 hours. Water has begun to recede as Irma moves north.

As a result, those at the house are not currently inundated by water unlike Miami -- but are staying inside until winds die down.

As for those 6-toed cats ... talk about nine lives, huh? 

Hurricane Irma Miami Quickly Becoming Atlantis ... Streets Flow Like Rivers

9/10/2017 3:03 PM PDT

Miami is starting to look like a city that's underwater due to massive flooding from Hurricane Irma ... and some of the footage of the city is insane.

Streets in downtown Miami are literally becoming rivers, and even shops and storefronts are getting buried in water. This video shows store owners looking at rising currents right outside their own window.

Sources at the National Weather Service tell us the surge of water in Miami has gotten as high as 6 feet.

The city is flooded beyond recognition, and is even starting to cause damage to some structures. A piece of American Airlines Arena has been torn down from the high velocity winds. Two cranes at the top of a high-rise in DT have snapped off as well ... but luckily didn't plunge down below.

And as you might imagine, trees are falling over left and right in Miami and surrounding areas. 

Irma is expected to rip into the rest of Florida through Sunday.

B.o.B. Sex in Disaster Shelters Is OK, If ...

9/8/2017 7:33 AM PDT

When disaster strikes make love, not hate ... that's B.o.B.'s take on sex in shelters.

We got the ATL rapper at LAX Thursday and he weighed in on the viral video of 2 people banging in one of Houston's Hurricane Harvey shelters. They were under the covers, but everyone around knew the deal.

B.o.B. gave it a green light ... however, he did lay down some ground rules.

God forbid you ever end up in a natural disaster -- but if ya do ... now you'll know ...

Joel Osteen 1st Sunday Service Since Backlash ... 'Let Me Clarify Some Things'

9/3/2017 2:02 PM PDT

Joel Osteen was back to preaching the word of God Sunday after belatedly opening his megachurch to victims of Harvey flooding ... but not before clearing his name (again).

Joel's Sunday service at Lakewood Church -- the first since massive flooding in Houston and backlash he received for how he handled it -- was packed with thousands of worshipers, with the pastor taking a moment to re-explain the delay in opening his doors to evacuees.

As we reported ... Joel claims his megachurch was always open to the public, despite videos and eyewitnesses saying otherwise. He blamed internal flooding for the delay, and said a security company might've been responsible for turning people away.

After addressing the controversy, Osteen went on to say Harvey was part of a divine plan, with things like ... "God knew that Houston could handle the hurricane," and "Quit being upset by something you can handle," He added, "God is in control of the universe and what he has spoken over your life will come to pass."

We'll let Joel speak for himself here. 

Jidenna I'm Blaming Climate Change

9/3/2017 12:40 AM PDT

Jidenna has reached the conclusion embraced by many -- that climate change is to blame for Hurricane Harvey.

We got the "Classic Man" rapper at LAX, and he presents compelling evidence ... devastating flooding all over the globe, including Sierra Leone.

He's not alone -- there's a mountain of evidence that the increase in frequency and scope of these natural disasters are no coincidence ... and it has to be rectified stat, or else. 

Jidenna's on board ... but it sounds like he wants to tackle a massive solution one phone call at a time

Ethika Underwear Major Support for Houston ... $250K of Bras, Briefs!!!

8/30/2017 3:01 PM PDT

Ethika Underwear will have Houston's back and front covered -- thanks to a massive shipment of sports bras and underwear that's headed to Texas.

Ethika announced Wednesday it had sent 14,000 pairs of men's, women's, and kids underwear to George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston to hook up more than 8,000 evacuees there in the wake of Harvey.

CEO Matt Cook says, "I started thinking about the people in Houston and the fact they were displaced from their homes and missing basic necessities, including clean underwear, and it just made sense to help out." 

The donated underwear amounts to more than $250K in retail value.

Not to worry guys, you don't have to be as gifted as The Game to rock these briefs.  

Hurricane Harvey No Tortoise Left Behind

8/30/2017 11:36 AM PDT

Rescue efforts in Houston are in full swing ... and, no, people aren't forgetting the 4-legged victims.

This tortoise was rescued Wednesday on a tugboat by Aaron Jayjack during historic flooding in the city. He looks a bit discombobulated ... albeit safely aboard and secure.

As we reported ... Harvey will have an enormous impact on pets as they become displaced and separated from their homes and owners. 

This big guy might be a shell of his former self after the storm ... but at least he isn't turnt up in the water.

Master P Kevin, Stop Bullying Celebs Let Them Donate What They Want

8/30/2017 1:00 AM PDT

Master P thinks Kevin Hart is missing the boat by strong-arming celebs into donating $25k for Harvey relief.

The hip-hop mogul has personally donated a significant amount but won't say how much, and he thinks that's the way it should be. People shouldn't be judged by how much they give ... they should give from the heart, and it's not a competition.

Master P knows a thing or 2 about hurricanes ... he's from NOLA and helped with the Katrina disaster relief.

Gospel Star Israel Houghton Real Deal on Joel Osteen Is ... He'll Support Houston

8/30/2017 7:12 AM PDT

Joel Osteen ain't lying about not being able to open his megachurch earlier to Houston flood victims ... this according to the gospel star who worked with Joel for years.

We got Grammy winner Israel Houghton Tuesday night at Catch and asked what he made of the backlash Joel's been catching for turning away flood evacuees on Monday, before finally opening Lakewood Church on Tuesday.

Israel was a church member and performed there for 15 years -- and assured us he knows the "real deal" ... as he backed up Joel's word that the church was too flooded.

Houston Telethon Set for Sept. Organizers Include Bun B, Manchester Concert Organizers

8/30/2017 9:24 AM PDT

Bun B and the people behind Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert have jumped on the Hurricane Harvey relief effort by organizing a massive telethon ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the event tell us, Bun -- a Houston rap legend -- and the good folks who organized the One Love Manchester show have targeted September 12 for the event, and they have gotten commitments from the major TV networks to run it live in primetime.

Jamie Foxx -- a Texas native himself -- will also be heavily involved ... he teased the event Tuesday on IG.

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