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Famous Giant Gator Returns to Florida Golf Course ... 'Hey, Chubbs!'

10/16/2018 11:52 AM PDT
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CHUBBS IS BACK!!!

Yeah, that massive 15-foot alligator sauntering through a Florida golf course has a name -- because he's become a "regular" ... and miraculously, no one's been eaten yet! 

Chubbs was first spotted at the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, FL back in 2016 -- and has become a social media sensation ever since ... mostly because he's a giant, green monster. 

But, the gator returned on Saturday -- with stunned golfers crapping their pants as the carnivore strolled through his home course. 

Course officials have said Chubbs is almost like a pet -- he does his own thing and doesn't bother anyone. 

Just as long as you keep your distance. 

As for his name, guessing it's inspired by "Happy Gilmore" -- you remember the guy who lost his hand to a DAMN ALLIGATOR!!! 

Elon Musk I'm Going into the Booze Biz ... With Teslaquila

10/14/2018 7:12 AM PDT

Elon Musk is going all George Clooney/Rande Gerber ... at least it seems that way because he appears to be serious about getting into the tequila game.

Musk has filed legal docs to develop a Tesla-brand tequila. This started as an April Fools joke ... where he tweeted Tesla had gone bankrupt and "Elon was found passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by Teslaquilla bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks." 

Well it appears it wasn't a joke, because Elon filed docs saying his company intended to manufacture the booze, ID'ing it as "distilled agave liquor."

He even tweeted the mock up of the bottle, adding, "Teslaquila coming soon."

The reason this is no joke ... filing trademark applications with the federal governments must legally be done in good faith. The Feds don't appreciate practical jokes ... and there can be legal consequences.

Charles Manson Bone Fragments Headed to Haunted Museum

10/14/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

This is creepy, even for Charles Manson -- the hospital gown the notorious murderer was wearing when he died, along with the coroner's toe tag and ALL of his bone fragments are headed to Zak Bagans' Haunted Museum ... a score he's calling the motherload of all motherloads.

The “Ghost Adventures” star tells TMZ ... Manson's grandson, Jason Freeman, gave Zak all of the items this week. They'll be front-and-center at his Vegas Haunted Museum ... which already features Manson's chompers and two paintings -- one that has his urine and another his ashes.

However, the latest cache takes the cake. Manson's hospital gown contains his body fluids ... same goes for the sheet that was draped over Manson's body while it lay in the morgue. 

But, that's not all ... how about the electrodes taken off Manson's body after he died, along with his hospital bracelet? Then there are bone fragments ... we're told Freeman scraped the bones from the incinerator after Manson's body was burnt to a crisp. Zak tells us, "This is probably the most powerful possession I now own at my museum."

As for why Freeman donated the items ... Zak tells us Freeman said holding on to them at his home triggered paranormal activity, like weird noises. And then, there's this ... Zak says Freeman told him one day while pulling into his driveway he got a call on his cell from his home phone.

No one was home.

'Joker' Movie Extras Piss on Train Tracks When You Gotta Go ...

10/10/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Things got nasty on the set of the upcoming "Joker" movie over the weekend ... we're told extras were locked on a subway car for more than 3 hours, and it got so bad some people started peeing on the tracks. 

Sources on set tell TMZ ... extras for the movie were filming a scene in a Brooklyn subway station and they were locked in a train car and denied their break after 2 hours of work ... leading to a sticky situation. 

The extras started banging on the subway doors asking to be let out because people needed to use the bathroom, but they were kept inside and eventually resorted to pissing on the tracks through the small spaces between cars.  

We've learned SAG received a complaint about a break time violation and they sent a rep to the set to resolve the situation ... and SAG will continue to follow up and monitor the set. 

Warner Bros. tells TMZ they're looking into what went down on the tracks. 

Pro Tricker Bailey Payne Flips Out in Front of L.A. Hot Spot ... Look, No Hands!

10/7/2018 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

How's THIS for a party trick!?!

Pro tricking athlete Bailey Payne -- who's landed huge endorsement deals with brands like Red Bull -- is known for his insane parkour moves and other viral vids.

So, when we spoke with B.P. leaving Poppy in L.A. on Monday night ... he gladly put on a show for us -- IN THE STREETS!! -- and fired off 5 straight flips like it was nothin'.

BTW -- Payne has a huge following on Instagram ... with more than a quarter-million followers on his page.

The 22-year-old tells us how he got into flipping for a living ... and shares a horror story that involves playing in traffic.

Which reminds us -- DON'T DO THIS AT HOME. SERIOUSLY!!!!

DON'T!!!!!!!

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Banksy Auction Someone Bought My Painting for $1.4 Mil Now Watch it Shred!!!

10/6/2018 7:34 AM PDT

Banksy outdid himself Friday night when one of his most famous paintings scored a $1.4 million bid and then it suddenly shredded into pieces.

The auction went down at Sotheby’s in London and just after the gavel went down, the painting  -- "Girl With Balloon" -- began disappearing from view.

The canvas slid down the frame, which became a shredder, cutting the artwork into smithereens.

The audience looked horrified, but get this ... the person who scored the piece was “surprised” but apparently didn’t back out of the deal. The buzz is, that the shredded artwork may actually be worth more than $1.4 mil.

Art ... it’s not for everyone.

 

Post Malone Can't Wait To Booze It Up On Halloween

10/5/2018 7:18 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Post Malone made it clear the only spirits he's messing with this October are gonna be in bottles ... 'cause he's had enough haunted adventures to last a lifetime. 

We got Post Thursday at LAX and asked if he's planning to conjure any more entities on Halloween ... and, based on his answer, the rapper had booze on the brain.

Can't blame him. Post looks a bit stressed signing a seemingly endless amount of autographs as he's being mobbed by fans. 

Then again, Post could still be on edge after his scary encounter with the world's most haunted object ... even though he swears the supposed curse is behind him.

Regardless of what's really stressing him out, Post shares his master plan to cut down on giving out his John Hancock. 

As for his Halloween plans ... we're guessing Post will toast to no more ghosts. 

Uber Move Over, Bird & Lime We're Jumping in the Scooter Game!!!

10/3/2018 3:38 PM PDT

If you were already sick and tired of seeing electric scooters zipping all over L.A.'s Westside, too bad ... 'cause Uber's dumping even more of 'em onto the streets.

Uber rolled out its own line of electric scooters Wednesday in Santa Monica, which they're calling JUMP. No word if these things can catch air -- 'memba Razors?! We're guessing it's not recommended since these seem to be similar to scooters Bird and Lime are using.

Needless to say, these little fellas have pissed off a lot of people for a bunch of different reasons -- blocking walkways, riding in the middle of roadways, drunk scooter riders ... and so on. On the other hand -- they're super fun!!! Try one out sometime ... responsibly.

Apparently, through October 7, people who use Uber's new scooter can rent 'em for free for 5-30 minute rides. Capitalism at its finest. 

Will Smith Bday Bungee Very Cool ... But Very Far from Spontaneous

9/30/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Will Smith took less than 3 minutes to go from the rim of the Grand Canyon to hovering 1,000 feet over it and then plummeting out of a helicopter, but it took TONS of man hours to pull off that adrenaline rush.

T-Minus Productions, the company hired to pull off Big Willy's 50th birthday bungee jump, says they started by hiring an elite stunt performance team ... along with 2 stunt helicopter pilots and riggers. They're the guys who double, triple and quadruple checked Will's bungee cord and harness on the chopper.

The test runs started weeks ago with a stand-in who matched Will's height and weight. On the day of the jump, you saw a medic check Will's vitals ... but we're told all those checks were also happening in the weeks leading up to the jump. Safety first, even for an action movie vet.

We're told before the day of the actual jump, there were several test jumps using a weighted dummy. A stunt double, as well as YouTube star Ammar Kandil -- who originally challenged Will to make the jump -- also did test jumps in the hours before Will got strapped in.

All that planning explains why Will looked pretty confident as he boarded the helicopter.

Bill Cosby Could Get Himself a Con Job in Prison ... And Make $0.45/Hour!!!

9/26/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bill Cosby could still work a room in the clink, but it won't be in any comedic capacity -- mostly just in kitchen duty and stitching s*** up for pennies ... TMZ has learned.

A Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections official tells us, if Cosby wants to, he can go right to work if there are positions available. While working isn't mandatory, Cosby certainly has a lot of ways to make up to nearly half a buck an hour.

Just a few examples of what he could do ... maintenance (inside or outside), kitchen work, assisting infirm inmates or working in garment factories. We're told that if Cosby was placed in any of these departments ... he'd work a job that'd accommodate his legal blindness. In other words ... he probably won't slop gruel on trays.

Salaries for these gigs range from $0.19 to $0.45 per hour -- just a slight dip from when he was crowned the world's highest-paid actor, reportedly earning a total of $84 million in 1986 and 1987 ... and millions more he raked in when his hit show eventually went into syndication. 

As we reported ... Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to ten years in a state prison after being convicted of sexual assault. He was taken into custody immediately, and eventually posed for a very sad mug shot. It's unclear where exactly he'll ultimately serve his sentence ... but his first meal behind bars featured a snack he was very familiar with. 

A couple other notes about his prison stint -- Bill will likely be housed with other inmates, unless there's some sort of gang affiliation we're not aware of. He also won't be separated from the general population ... unless he comes down with some serious illness that sends him to the infirmary. 

As for guards that might be fans of his ... we're told prison staff are trained to be professional, and wouldn't ask for autographs. Inmates' safety is their top priority. 

Will Smith on 50th Birthday Bungee Jumps Out of a Helicopter Over the Grand Canyon

9/25/2018 4:31 PM PDT

Will Smith just one-upped everybody once again by doing just about the craziest thing you could do for the big 5-0 ... bungee jumping out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.

Will documented his big jump Tuesday for his 50th birthday, where he, his family, Alfonso Ribeiro and a lot of spectators gathered in Arizona to watch the Fresh Prince take a plunging dive of death. He did it as a challenge from Yes Theory ... and did it in blazing fashion.

He was flipped around a bit like a rag doll on the way down, and eventually snapped back up after a couple seconds of disappearing out of the camera's view. 

Once back on the ground, Will called the experience "pure bliss" ... and encouraged others to commit to conquering their fears. 

After this and his 'In My Feelings' challenge on top of a bridge ... we can't wait to see what's next.

Bryan Callen Bruce Wayne Has A Little Wang

9/21/2018 10:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bryan Callen thinks Batman should keep on his Batsuit ... 'cause we now know there's nothing all that special about Bruce Wayne's birthday suit.

We got Bryan at LAX and showed him DC's new adult comic with images of Batman's manhood ... and the comedian tells us the Batcave is, umm ... lacking. 

His point is, size does matter -- for superheroes -- and Bruce Wayne just ain't getting it done.

Bryan, who has a role in the upcoming "Joker" movie, explains why he thought Batman would be more gifted and tells us which comic book heroes are packing ... most likely. 

The Dark Knight's penis shows up 4 times in "Batman: Damned," and the uncensored version is only available in print editions of the adults-only comic. In the online version, DC has darkened the image, but you can check out the original here

Don't be shy, Bryan says there's nothing to fear. 

Sean Patrick Thomas Kylie's Doing it Wrong ... Put Breast Milk on That Cereal!!!

9/20/2018 9:01 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner passing on milk in her cereal makes total sense to Sean Patrick Thomas and Aonika Laurent, but they have a new, healthier, recommendation for her next bowl. 

We got the "Save the Last Dance" star and his wife Wednesday night leaving Craig's in WeHo, and asked if Kylie's no-milk rule -- until this week, she claims -- is unique, or just a thing among millennials. They say it's not uncommon ... their own kids aren't down with the moo juice either. 

SPT had a few explanations for the no-milk trend, but Aonika offered a great alternative -- straight from the boob! Before you shoot it down ... watch the video. Aonika might have a point.

As for kids who avoid milk in cereal to dodge dirty dishes -- these parents have a word of advice. Suck it up and wash a bowl! 

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