Richard Simmons Privately Saving Hundreds of Lives

Richard Simmons may be living life out of the spotlight, but he's still impacting people's lives in a profound way ... telling TMZ he's regularly communicating with fans who need help.

An emotional Richard told us by phone ... he's returning as many as 200 emails a day -- in addition to making 15 to 20 personal calls ... all to people who are struggling.

The fitness guru says he has gotten an overwhelming response to his "Daily Richards" ... noting he's never seen people in such a desperate state.

'Speed' Actor Joe Morton Says 'Count Me in' for 3rd Film ... If It's the Right Vehicle!!!

Joe Morton would love to reunite with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves for a 3rd "Speed" movie ... but isn't yet sold on the plot, TMZ has learned.

The actor tells TMZ ... he'd love to be a part of "Speed 3," after Sandra and Keanu both expressed an interest in rebooting the franchise. However, Joe -- who played Lieutenant Herb 'Mac' McMahon in the OG -- says there are some big questions that need to be answered before he signs on for any new movie.

He adds ... "'Speed' was a wonderful roller coaster ride; the bus had to careen through the city and jump a gap in a bridge and couldn’t go below 50mph or it would blow up -- what’s 3’s vehicle?"

Byron Scott Unsure JJ Good Fit For Lakers Job ... He Has No Experience!


JJ Redick is a legit candidate for the Lakers head -- despite never having spent a minute on the bench -- and Byron Scott isn't sold on the idea quite yet!

The 3x NBA champ and former longtime NBA head coach talked to TMZ Sports this week about Redick -- a 15 seasons NBA vet -- and the prospects of him landing one of the most coveted jobs in all of sports ... L.A. Lakers head coach.

"It's hard jumping in that seat as a first-time head coach," Scott said.

Jennifer Lopez Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Jennifer Lopez's love don't cost a thing ... but her looks are right on the money!

Here is a 27-year-old version of the megastar glowing at the "Selena" Hollywood Premiere back in 1997 (left). This was J Lo's breakout role and shortly before her debut her debut album, "On The 6" ... which featured bangers like "If You Had My Love" and "Waiting For Tonight."

And, nearly 3 decades later ... and just two months shy of her 55th birthday ... Jenny From The Block was all glam earlier this week, looking ageless at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for her new movie, "ATLAS."

Yes, she'll get you "On The Floor" ... but the question here is:

Jennifer Lopez ...

TMZ TV Hot Takes Cannes Brawl ... 'Wheel of Fortune,' Jaelan Phillips

Another day, another chance to check out the best TMZ has to offer. Take a trip through our last week before the summer heat really kicks up.

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On "TMZ Live," Harvey and Charles break down the brawl between Travis Scott, Tyga, and Alexander "AE" Edwards at a Cannes Film Festival event.

Celebrity Scramble Guess Who!

Orange you glad it's Scramble Sunday?!

Behind this cool lookin' kitty cat is actually a handsome actor and a beloved character from "Guardians of the Galaxy." Put your celeb knowledge to the test and see if you can out-trick this purrrfect hot Daddy!

Although you're only looking at his top half, he was definitely sweet and swaggy on the orange carpet -- showcasing his cat eyes for his new movie. However, Hannah Waddingham may just outjinx him on the big screen!

Can you guess the lasagna-lovin' cat in the altered photo? Thank god it's Sunday and not Monday 😜!

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

Diddy now faces 7 lawsuits and a federal criminal investigation, and the beef between Billie and Taylor is real. So we gotta ask ...

Diddy's Accusers ...

Whose Side You On?

J Lo And Ben Would Be Happier ...

Gayle King Making Play For Lenny Kravitz ...

I'm Afraid Of Flying Boeing ...

'Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill' #1 Album

Pick Your #1 ...

Nikki Haley As Trump's Running Mate ...

Trump's Hush Money Trial ...

Glen Powell Hurled After 'Hidden Figures' ... Thought He'd Ruined It!!!

Glen Powell had a strong reaction to watching "Hidden Figures" the first time ... but, it wasn't exactly a happy one -- admitting he puked after leaving a rough cut of the film.

The actor appeared on the "Therapuss with Jake Shane" podcast this week and got real about starring in the hit 2016 biopic ... saying he totally blanched after watching an early screening.

GP -- who played real-life astronaut John Glenn in the movie -- says he watched the movie before the effects or music had been put in, a very bare-bones version ... and, he genuinely thought he ruined the movie.

Actress Massiel Taveras Shoves Security Guard at Cannes ... Same One From Kelly Rowland Incident!!!

Another star got into an argument with security at Cannes ... and, it appears it's with the same person Kelly Rowland confronted!

Actress Massiel Taveras hit the red carpet May 22 at the famous French festival in a white dress with a long train ... covered in the image of Jesus Christ.

Now, new video -- currently going viral on X -- shows Taveras trying to lay out the image so photogs can snap pics of it ... while security in all-black attire attempts to guide her up the stairs.

Elton John No Love Song For Timon & Pumbaa ... Rat/Pig Can't Sing My Song!

Elton John didn't feel "Hakuna Matata" while working on the "Lion King" ... 'cause one of the movie's stars says he had serious gripes about some of the flick's original choices.

Nathan Lane -- the Broadway star and voice of Timon in the hit 1994 flick -- spoke with Entertainment Weekly for an interview published Friday ... where he revealed the Academy Award-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" was originally supposed to be sung entirely by his character and Ernie Sabella's Pumbaa.

The way Lane explains it ... when Elton found out he voiced his displeasure, saying he wrote the song because he wanted to have an epic Disney love ballad under his belt -- and "didn't want it to be sung by the rat and the pig."

Taylor Swift Slammed By TV Personality ... Sell Your Private Jets!!!

Taylor Swift's jet-setting has some up in arms ... including a prominent TV naturalist who's saying the pop star needs to shake off those climate-destroying private planes!

Chris Packham -- a nature photographer and television presenter for the BBC -- spoke with The Mirror in the UK and shared his disappointment about the cease and desist letter TS sent to Jack Sweeney, the programmer who tracked her jet publicly.

In Packham's eyes ... the letter proved a rare miss from the beloved pop queen -- saying she should've used the opportunity to see the error of her ways instead of threatening someone for calling her out.

Golfer Grayson Murray Dead At 30 ... After Leaving Tourney W/ Illness

Golf star Grayson Murray has died at 30 years old, the PGA Tour announced on Saturday ... just hours after withdrawing from a tournament with an illness.

Murray was in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was competing in the Charles Schwab Challenge ... but he pulled himself from the tourney during Friday's second round, citing an illness. No further information was given at the time.

Saturday morning, the Tour announced the young, talented golfer had passed away.

Nicki Minaj Detained For Alleged Drugs ... Cops Says She's Under Arrest!!!


1:46 PM PT -- Despite fans' high hopes, it appears the concert in Manchester's been canceled ... with some sharing a notice they say they received at the venue on X.

1:03 PM PT -- It appears Nicki Minaj's been released from custody ... the police department put out a statement saying it had released a 41-year-old American from custody with just a €350 fine. While again they don't name Nicki, it appears they're referring to her.

Nicki Minaj's flight out of Amsterdam didn't proceed as planned ... 'cause cops detained her on her way to the UK -- and, now, she's seemingly been arrested.

Jax Taylor Close w/ Mystery Woman at Bar ... After Brittany Cartwright Separation

Where's Brittany

Jax Taylor might be moving on ... hanging out with a mystery woman at a Los Angeles bar -- after separating from his wife of nearly five years Brittany Cartwright.

The reality star hit The Oaks Tavern in Sherman Oaks late Friday night with a group of friends -- including a woman he seemed to be getting pretty close with.

Check out the clip ... JT's trying to keep a low profile in the cap, but it's clearly him chatting away with friends and enjoying a couple drinks.

'Home Alone' Didn't Shoot Inside Iconic House ... Despite Video From Realtors

The iconic "Home Alone" house is up for sale, but it's coming along with a bit of controversy -- 'cause despite realtors' claims, TMZ has learned the movie wasn't shot inside.

Julio Macat -- cinematographer for the 1990 Christmas classic -- tells TMZ ... exterior shots for the movie were filmed at the home now on the market, but they never actually shot scenes inside the home.

Instead, we're told the film was shot at the then-defunct New Trier Township High School in Chicago on massive sets.

Richard M. Sherman Dead at 95 ... Wrote 'Mary Poppins,' 'Jungle Book' Music

Richard M. Sherman -- half of the Sherman Brothers songwriting duo responsible for some of the biggest Disney hits ever -- has died ... according to the Walt Disney Company.

Sherman passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, the company posted on its website. The announcement cites age-related illness as the cause of death.

Richard and his brother Robert -- who died of natural causes in 2012 -- caught their first big break in Hollywood in 1959 when their song "Tall Paul" reached #7 on the charts.

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