The last Earnhardt with the name Dale may have already rolled off the assembly line ... 'cause Dale Jr. tells TMZ Sports he will NOT name his future kid Dale Earnhardt III.
"Britney Ever After" was anything but great, but it definitely made for great monologue material for James Corden.
Andi Dorfman I'm Team Nick But ... I'm Done With 'Bachelor'
2/22/2017 7:02 AM PST
Viall and Andi have history ... he was a finalist when she was the 'Bachelorette.' Maybe she's having buyer's remorse by picking Josh Murray -- that relationship went down in flames -- because she seems to have a soft spot for the runner-up.
Love me, Tinder.
It was Jedediah Bila vs. nearly all her co-hosts this morning on "The View," as a brutal battle erupted over Obamacare.
Ezekiel Elliott Police Incident Best Friend Arrested for Loaded Gun at Bar
2/22/2017 12:55 AM PST
After his controversial interview with alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos, Bill Maher said he's to thank for ex-Breitbart editor's downfall.
T-Pain Niece's Suspected Killer Found Dead
2/22/2017 6:41 AM PST
The guy suspected of killing T-Pain's 23-year-old niece last year has been found dead in a wooded area close to the original crime scene, and cops suspect suicide.
The body of 25-year-old Tavon Jackson was found in Tallahassee Tuesday night. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ an officer found his body while searching the area in an unrelated case. We're told all preliminary signs in the investigation point to Tavon killing himself.
You'll recall ... T-Pain had reached out to the public for help last summer after his niece, Javona Glover, was stabbed to death while working at a Walgreens. Law enforcement had been looking for Jackson, reportedly Javona's ex-bf, ever since.
Sean Kingston Beaten By Migos Shot Fired
2/21/2017 8:29 PM PST
Law enforcement sources tell us it went down late afternoon at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Vegas. We're told Kingston and the guys from Migos got into it over an argument involving Soulja Boy and the 3 members of Migos beat Sean badly, allegedly kicking him and stomping on his head.
Law enforcement tells us someone from Sean's camp pulled out a gun and fired once, but didn't hit anyone. That person was detained by security and turned over to the Vegas PD.
By the time cops arrived both Sean and Migos had left. A short time later Sean was pulled over for a traffic stop and became "semi-cooperative," though he did not name names.
We're told police want to speak with Migos, but they are quick to add members of the group are not "wanted" by cops.
Harrison Ford Video of Taxiway Landing
2/21/2017 5:44 PM PST
Harrison Ford's taxiway landing last Monday was caught on video, and it promises to be the centerpiece of the FAA investigation.
The video was captured by cameras trained on the runways at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. It shows Ford's approach which came dangerously close to an American Airlines 737, which was on the taxiway when the actor's plane passed overhead.
A man in the terminal who took a picture of the landing told us Ford had misjudged the runway and banked sharply before landing on the taxiway, but that is not reflected in this video.
Mike Epps Alleged Victim Has Gnarly Black Eye
2/22/2017 12:50 AM PST
The guy accusing Mike Epps of attacking him in a New Orleans casino says these pics prove the comedian went HAM on his face.
TMZ obtained the shots of Algernon Pitre ... he claims he suffered the black eye, laceration and general swelling at the hands of Epps around 4 AM Saturday in Harrah's.
Pitre tells us he also has neck pain, and got a CT scan and X-rays. He's already lawyered up, but says he'll wait to see how the criminal case plays out before considering a lawsuit.
As we reported, Epps was arrested for battery and no-showed for his arraignment. His reps had no comment, but on Tuesday he signed autographs and repeated, "I love my fans" like it's his mantra. Too little too late?
I love my fans!! pic.twitter.com/CGsggRAr23— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) February 21, 2017
The "Modern Family" star hit the red carpet on Tuesday in a VERY revealing gown that was not only sheer, but featured one helluva leg slit!
Natty Light Sued You Can't Use My Face to Hawk Booze ... Says Beer Swilling Chick
2/22/2017 12:40 AM PST
She doesn't always drink Natty Light, but when she does ... a North Carolina chick doesn't want her face slapped on beer ads, damn it!
Kayla Kraft is suing Anheuser-Busch -- makers of the not-so-primo pilsner -- over a photo she posted of herself sipping on a 12-ouncer. She says the pic began appearing in Natural Light's "Every Natty Has A Story" campaign -- first, on coasters distributed to Carolina bars, and then on posters in bars, restaurants and stores.
Kayla says she put the pic on FB for anyone to see, but never gave consent to become Natty Light's poster child. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she says she owns the copyright on the pic -- and has even registered it with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Might seem like an odd move for a candid drinking pic, but she's going after the beer giant for a slice of its profits from the campaign.
Lisa Vanderpump knows more about the battle between Rinna and Sassoon than we saw on the show. See what was left on the editing room floor!
Guess Who This Toothy Gal Turned Into!
2/21/2017 9:00 PM PST
Before this smiling sister was flashing a full set of pearly whites for the camera, she was just another picture-perfect cutie growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska. Can you guess who she is?
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Magic Johnson's Wife Stoked Over New L.A. Lakers Gig 'He Can Turn It Around!'
2/21/2017 4:47 PM PST
"He's a Laker through and through," Cookie told us on the way out of Barneys in Beverly Hills ... "I love it."
We also asked the big question on everyone''s mind -- should Magic bring Kobe Bryant back into the fold?
"If it's a good fit, I think so ... if it's a good fit."
So, you're saying there's a chance!!!
We're not crying, you are. Good luck keeping the tears from your eyes as we break down last night's incredibly emotional episode.
Josh McDermitt Walking Deadpan ... On 'Stranger Things' Run-In
2/21/2017 4:43 PM PST
Josh McDermitt can neither confirm nor deny whether he'll be in season 2 of "Stranger Things" ... but does have a funny way of explaining his run-in with the kid stars.
We got the 'Walking Dead' actor Tuesday at LAX, where our camera guy grilled McDermitt about a pic he posted Monday with 3 of the boys from the Netflix show ... with hashtags like #CrossoverEpisode fueling rumors he'll star in the upcoming season.
Like Josh says ... he can't talk about that. But he's happy to deadpan his way through their meetup in Portland.
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President Trump Must Remember Black People's Sacrifices ... Says Wyclef Jean
2/21/2017 2:52 PM PST
We asked 'Clef about Trump's Tuesday visit to the National Museum of African American History -- with Dr. Ben Carson -- and he told us what he HOPES the prez learned ... including tolerance for opposing viewpoints.
It's interesting ... Wyclef quoted Dave Chappelle's plea to give Trump a chance -- yet it definitely sounds like his patience for POTUS is wearing thin.
Donald Trump's Star Vandal Dodges Jail in Plea Bargain
2/21/2017 2:27 PM PST
The Otis elevator heir who took a pickax to Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame cut a deal in his felony vandalism case and he won't spend a day behind bars.
James Otis pled no contest to the vandalism charge and was placed on 3 years probation.
He was also ordered to pay the Hollywood Historic Trust and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce a total of $4,400 ... presumably the cost of repairing the damage and replacing portions of the star.
Otis must also do 20 days of Caltrans work ... possibly picking up trash by the freeway.
He did the deed October 26, 2016, to protest then-candidate Donald Trump.