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WWE Star Shelton Benjamin I Was Afraid For My Life WHEN I FOUND A GUN IN MY RENTAL CAR

2/14/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Why did WWE superstar Shelton Benjamin fear his life was in danger when he found a LOADED GUN in the glove compartment of his Budget rental car?

"Me being a big black guy in a car with a gun in it? There's no way that scenario ends well for me if the cops come."

Yeah, that REALLY happened to Shelton last week in Kansas City -- where he discovered a loaded Ruger pistol with a spare clip that somebody else had left in the glove box. 

Shelton says his mind raced when he first saw the gun -- wondering if it was used in a crime and if cops would wrongly think it belonged to him. 

But Shelton handled things the right way -- saying he called police immediately and explained the situation ... and cops were cool when they came to collect the weapon. 

In fact, cops told Shelton they see similar situations with guns left in rental cars "all the time."

Yeesh. 

We reached out to Budget for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Hopefully, Shelton gets some free rentals out of the situation ... 

LAX Cops Save Dog Sucked Into Escalator

2/12/2018 5:05 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

A lucky pooch and its owner escaped near disaster thanks to a quick-thinking civilian and an LAX bike cop, who saved the dog after it'd been pulled into an escalator.

A woman and her dog were headed up the airport escalator last week when the dog -- dressed in a tracksuit -- got it's paw caught in the landing grate.

Lucky for the woman, a man standing nearby acted quickly to hit the emergency shut off ... and moments later LAX cops were on the scene to unscrew the grate's teeth and free the pup -- with all 4 paws still in tact!

And they say only cats have 9 lives ... 

Kylie Jenner Waxy Lady With a Baby!!!

2/8/2018 4:02 PM PST

Kylie Jenner's not much for public appearances these days, which is why it's so shocking she's already out for a stroll with Stormi ... or at least a few tourists thought she was.

Kylie's spot-on wax figure was placed out in front of the children's boutique, Eggy, in WeHo ... and it's definitely worthy of a double-take. The $350k wax statue, courtesy of Madame Tussauds, was unveiled in Hollywood last year, but due to a rather significant event last week ... they rolled it out for some giggles.

Adding the stroller was a nice touch, for sure.

As we reported ... Stormi Webster was born last Thursday, but so far no public sighting of her.

Oprah Quincy Jones is My Hero ... But I Gotta Read That Interview!!!

2/7/2018 4:52 PM PST

Oprah's staying mum on that shocking Quincy Jones interview making the rounds today -- partly because she hasn't read it yet ... but mostly because they go way back.

We got O leaving the Apollo Theater in Harlem Wednesday and asked her for her thoughts on some of the bold claims made by Jones in his convo with Vulture ... like how he used to date Ivanka Trump.

Oprah's got no comment, other than to praise Quincy because he discovered her for her breakout role in "The Color Purple" ... which he produced. She tells us he's a close friend, and no matter how crazy that interview is ... she ain't talking.

But seriously, Oprah ... you gotta read it.

Logan Paul Fires Taser on Dead Rat

2/7/2018 9:30 AM PST

Logan Paul is dealing in death again -- this time it's a video of himself and a dead rat ... and a taser.

In the video, posted earlier this week on his YouTube channel, Paul and a couple of friends are getting rid of a dead rat they found on an outside deck -- and he decided it would be cool to shoot the carcass with a taser.

He later zaps the rat again after they toss it in a garbage bin.

Paul's still dealing with immense backlash for posting that video of a suicide victim in Japan -- and just last week he claimed to have remorse for that stunt.

So, does this new video jibe with that?

Viper Room Bartender Sues Transgender Mgr. Offered To Flash Her 'Hormone T**s'

2/5/2018 3:32 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

An ex-bartender at the world famous Viper Room -- where River Phoenix partied right before his death -- claims his transgender manager got touchy, feely, and way too revealing about her transition.

The manager's name is Maci Wilson, but she used to go by Mike Wilson before November 2016. Michael Speziali, the bartender, says that's when Maci returned to work and announced, "I'm a f***king tranny! I can say it you cannot." 

In a lawsuit, Speziali says Maci demanded hugs and fished for compliments on her looks. He also says she made comments about women with "unnatural" breast implants, and offered to show staffers her "hormone tits."

The bartender says Maci's boob talk, and complaints about "tucking" her male genitals, actually became unwanted rituals around the Viper Room.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Speziali says the harassment only began after Wilson's surgery. In fact, he says Mike Wilson acted like "one of the guys" ... but Maci made him uncomfortable. In particular, he says Maci once summoned him to the office and made him watch while she put on boots with her legs spread wide. You get the picture.

Speziali says he was eventually demoted, then fired after 11 years of employment. He's suing Wilson and the Viper Room for sexual harassment.

Eagles Fan Eats Horse Crap ... to Celebrate?!

2/5/2018 6:03 AM PST
Breaking News

Well, this is disgusting ... an Eagles fan in a throwback Randall Cunningham jersey ate horse feces off the ground in Philadelphia last night. 

Yup. 

And why? Because he was happy ... we think. 

By the way, it's not like people were trying to talk him out of it -- you can hear the crowd of fellow Philly fans cheering him on as he puts his face right up in the crap. 

Cops insist nobody died in the crazy Super Bowl celebration ... so, Mr. Poo-Eater here clearly survived the stunt. 

But seriously ... gross, bro. 

Brody Jenner Puts Foot, and Beer, In His Mouth

2/5/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

If you're drinking with Brody Jenner and get a funny taste in your mouth ... check to see if the beer's been mixed with his foot sweat.

Brodes was enjoying The Groove Cruise in Miami when he got a hankering for a good ol' fashioned swig of beer from his shoe ... and wanted DJ Thomas Jack to join him.

DJ TJ declined -- for obvious reasons -- but Jenner wasn't having it and kept pestering him to take a sip. When that didn't work, he talked smack about Jack's profession ... and continued drinking his foot beer.

This isn't a new thing for Brody, by the way -- he apparently loves doing "shoeys" ... especially on airplanes.

The Ivy Gets Bomb Threat Laced with Homophobia 'I'm Going to Blow You All Up!!!'

2/5/2018 12:05 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Ivy -- world-famous for drawing in celebs from Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara to Rob Lowe and Magic Johnson -- got a frightening call from a man yelling homophobic slurs and threatening to blow up the joint ... and cops are investigating. 

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ ... the call came 4 days before Christmas when a man said, "You're all pieces of shit, all of you are trash." The maitre d' asked the caller how he could help him, and the man replied, "You're all a bunch of fudge packers, I'm going to blow you all up."

The employee jotted down the guy's number, thanks to caller ID, and called cops to report the incident. LAPD got a search warrant to track down the suspect. 

Cops are on the hunt for the culprit.

Paul Rudd Screw the Oscars I Won Me a Hasty Pudding Trophy!!!

2/3/2018 8:41 AM PST

Paul Rudd may not have been nominated for an Oscar, but he did better ... he's the 2018 Hasty Pudding's Man of the Year!!!

Paul accepted the award in a bedazzled, Ant-Man bra at Harvard University, which bestows the honor on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.

Other recipients include Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hanks, Chris Pratt, Robert DeNiro, Harrison Ford, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Reynolds.

Congrats bra!!!

Phoenix Open Streaker Naked Breakdance Moves?! ... Hilarious Video

2/1/2018 8:38 AM PST
Exclusive Video

The streaker who busted onto the green at the Phoenix Open on Wednesday didn't just run around -- he TRIED really hard to pull off some naked breakdance moves ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. 

The wannabe dancer is Adam Stalmach -- a 24-year-old idiot who somehow snuck onto the 17th fairway during the Pro-Am in front of hundreds of people ... and put on a naked show before cops rushed in and arrested him. 

Shocker ... cops say he was probably wasted. 

He's been charged with indecent exposure and two counts of disorderly conduct.

Also, he kept his socks on the entire time ... so technically, not a full streaker???

Good luck with the hangover, bro ... 

Von Miller Wrastlin' Gators!!

1/26/2018 9:11 AM PST

Here's Denver Broncos MVP Von Miller scaring the hell outta John Elway ... sitting on top of a living, breathing ALLIGATOR! 

Miller is in Orlando, Florida for the Pro Bowl and decided to use some of his free time to visit Gatorland --the self-proclaimed, "Alligator Capital of the World."

The 28-year-old got the VIP gator treatment -- with park officials allowing him to "wrestle" a gator ... which means he got to climb on top of the animal while its jaws were taped shut. 

Gator Fun Fact -- alligators can bite down with an insane amount of force (300 pounds per square inch) ... but barely have any muscle power to OPEN their mouths. Crazy, right?!

Still, Von is in the middle of a $114 MILLION contract ... would you let him get this close to an alligator?!

Elvis Presley Paper Cup Fetches More Than $3k

1/23/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

These days $3,000 will buy you 3 iPhone Xs, or Elvis Presley's once used paper cup ... from 6 decades ago! Choose wisely.  

Actually, it's too late to choose ... the old vintage paper cup sold at auction over the weekend, with a winning bid of $3,300. We're told the person who bought it owns the Icon Hotel in Luton, England.

As we reported, the seller was aiming to get $1,000 for it. Sooo ... BONUS!!! The cup dates back to Elvis' 1956 tour stop in Tulsa, where it ended up in the hands of a fan.

Some people shell out $3,300 for a Super Bowl ticket, so no point in judging. Just kidding, judge away.

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