In fact, the straw is the REAL piece of plastic KD sucked from during a SONIC fast food commercial the NBA star shot back in March, when he was promoting the Kevin Durant Signature Slush.
The straw also comes with a certificate of authenticity personally signed by KD that reads, "This is the actual straw from the Candy Slush that Kevin Durant (KD) had on the set of a SONIC commercial shot on March 26, 2015."
There's more ... Sonic is also auctioning off the ACTUAL candy from KD's slush ... which also come with a C.O.A.
Don't worry, it's not some cheap stunt to make a few extra bucks -- the auction benefits the Limeades for Learning program ... which raises money for educational programs across the country.
So far, bidding on the straw is already up to $40 ... but there's still 5 days left to go!
The lead singer of Smash Mouth lost his cool during a concert, and started cussing like CRAZY at the crowd ... all because of a little bread.
The '90s band (still working the county fair & festival circuit) was performing at a Colorado food fest on Sunday when people in the crowd started throwing slices of bread on stage -- and when the dough hit lead singer Steve Harwell. ... he went off
Harwell lost his mind ... threatening to fight anyone -- at the family friendly event, mind you.
Security stepped in though to block Harwell from attacking, and he returned to the stage to sing "All Star" ... which is all anyone cared about anyway.
A piece of Farrah Abraham can be yours … and we’re not talking about her ass -- the backdoor teen mom has put her DNA on the market.
Abraham's partnered with Celebrity Gene, a company that liquefies the DNA of celebrities -- usually extracted from hair -- and puts it in a vial you can wear around your neck. Very Angelina Jolie circa 2001.
The jewelry vials go for $99, and it’s mostly for a good cause because 50% goes to the charity of the celeb's choice – in Farrah’s case, it's Operation Underground Railroad, which helps rescue kidnapped children from slavery.
We're told Abraham's also banking a 10% cut from sales ... in addition to the roughly $30,000 she got upfront for the DNA sample.
Abraham has a history with the double helix … she tells TMZ a positive paternity test changed her life and "created a better future" (aka Social Security benefits) for her daughter.
Abraham joins the ranks of Michael Jackson, Princess Diana, Elvis and Al Capone, who also have DNA for sale via the site ... so pick wisely.
Rachel Dolezal -- the NAACP leader who turns out to actually be white -- has everyone baffled ... including her own parents, who have no idea why she's been passing as black for nearly a decade.
Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal's say they first heard about Rachel's "black" exploits in Spokane, WA back in 2007. Rachel's risen to become the leader of the NAACP's Spokane chapter, while apparently representing herself as being black.
Her parents spoke to CNN this morning, and admitted Rachel's wanted nothing to do with them. They say they're only speaking out because a reporter contacted them to confirm their identity and Rachel's.
They say at first ... they thought Rachel was just expressing the fact she "identified" as black ... but it eventually took a more serious turn. They also say she started immersing herself in African-American culture as far back as 1995, when she was in college.
Watch ... it doesn't sound like they regret keeping their daughter's secret. For its part, the NAACP says it stands behind Dolezal and her advocacy record speaks for itself.
The whole bizarre story started with this clip ... when a Spokane reporter confronted Rachel with a photo of her father.
A contestant on "The Island with Bear Grylls" set aside his own survival instincts to lock lips with an endangered sea turtle to bring it back from the dead.
On Monday night's episode, hungry contestants accidentally trapped the turtle in one of their fishing nets, and found it drowning.
Normally on a 'Bear Grylls' show, wildlife be damned when it comes to survival, but this sea turtle is a protected species, so instead of turning it into soup ... they gave it CPR, and shockingly ... it worked!
After a few puffs the turtle seemed to slowly creep back toward the ocean.
Fun fact: Some turtles breathe out of their anus! Luckily mouth resuscitation worked in this case. Plan B can get messy.
Enrique Iglesias was seriously injured when he grabbed a drone that was buzzing during his concert.
It happened Saturday night in Tijuana, where Enrique was performing to a crowd of 12,000. The drone is part of the concert. He sometimes grabs it as it flies around, showing the audience his POV.
But this time he grabbed the wrong part, and the drone sliced into his hand. He went to the side of the stage for help, and he was advised to pull the plug on the concert and get immediate medical attention. But Enrique went on for 30 minutes, with a blood-soaked t-shirt.
The singer was rushed to the airport where an ambulance was waiting to give him first aid. He then flew to L.A. to meet with a specialist.
As if being down 3 games to zero wasn't hard enough -- Houston Rockets star James Harden now has to contend with the so-called "Based God curse" ... which is now officially on him, according to Lil B.
The rapper tells TMZ Sports he put the hex on Harden when he failed to apologize or give proper credit to Lil B for his "cooking it up" dance. B says, "He's cursed for the rest of the playoffs and further notice until he speaks on what dance celebration he's doing and where it comes from."
The curse has become the talk of the NBA playoffs, and couldn't come at a worst time for Harden ... whose Rockets are on the brink of elimination after getting crushed by the Golden State Warriors yesterday, 115-80.
If, like most reasonable people, you're not buying this curse biz -- Lil B points out he gave Harden a final warning before yesterday's blowout, and ... "he lost by 35 points to match the jersey number of his former teammate [Kevin Durant] who is actively cursed right now."
Lil B famously threw the curse on KD last year. Now he's injured.
B says he didn't want this to happen, and still hopes Harden has a change of heart. He adds ... "The Based God can take off his curse at anytime."
Reality? Harden's chances of coming back from 3-0 are already slim to none -- cursed or not.
Robert De Niroinspired some very talented art school graduates to dive into the world of anti-depressants, telling them they are "opening a door to a lifetime of rejection."
It's the greatest commencement speech of the season for sure ... De Niro gave Tisch School of the Arts grads a glimpse into their future with some hilarious comparisons, telling them medical students will get jobs, lawyers will probably also get jobs and if they don't who cares ... they're lawyers!
But De Niro did offer sound advice, in the form of Valium and Vicodin.