Thomas Matthew Crooks Botched Rifle Club Practice ... Clearly Got Better Since

Thomas Matthew Crooks clearly put in serious practice at a gun range before trying to kill Donald Trump -- because now we know just how bad of a shot he was in high school, and why he didn't make his rifle team.

TMZ has spoken to sources who are directly familiar with Crooks' attempt to get on that team at Bethel Park High School, and we're told he had a disastrous effort on the shooting range ... sometime between 2018 and 2019 which resulted in him not making the squad.


Our sources -- who knew Crooks personally -- tell us he wasn't just a bad shot ... he was a total mess with a firearm, which was proven when he accidentally shot into a completely different lane from his own.

Patrick & Brittany Mahomes Baby #3 Gender Reveal ... All About the Xs And Os!!

Patrick Mahomes knows a thing or two about Xs and Os ... so it's no surprise he and wife Brittany played an adorable game of tic-tac-toe with their 2 tots to reveal the gender of baby #3!

Baby Mahomes #3
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The Mahomeses posted video of the reveal -- which looks to have taken place at their palatial Kansas City estate -- to their Insta accounts, captioning it ... “Baby Mahomes #3 is a….”

In the vid,  their 3-year-old daughter Sterling turns over tiles to see if she'll be getting a "Little Sis" or "Little Bro" ... while the couple's other child, 1-year-old Bronze looks on.

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

What a week ... Trump shot, Richard Simmons and Shannen Doherty died, and that was just on Saturday. So we gotta ask ...

Did Secret Service Fail In Protecting Trump?

Trump Is Alive Because Of ...

Biden Will Withdraw Before DNC ...

Hulk Hogan At RNC ...

Mauricio Making Out With New Woman ...

Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Giving It A 3rd Try ...

Whose Side You On?

Whose Side You On?

Bhad Bhabie Back With Le Vaughn ...

Dr. Anthony Fauci Trump's Ear Injury Is No Big Deal ... After Attempted Assassination

Donald Trump's former COVID czar Anthony Fauci doesn't think very much of the Republican presidential nominee's bullet wound that he suffered during his attempted assassination.

superficial injury

In fact, Fauci called the injury to Trump's right ear "superficial" during a televised interview Friday with CNN host Wolf Blitzer.

Check out the video ... Wolf kicked things off by asking Fauci what more the public needed to know about Trump's injuries after he was shot at his campaign rally in Pennsylvania last weekend.

Drea de Matteo My OnlyFans Is A Family Affair!!

When it comes to business, Drea de Matteo's motto is ... you gotta keep it in the family.

Not Today, Pal

The "Sopranos" star revealed on the "Not Today, Pal" podcast her 13-year-old son, Waylon "Blackjack," edits her OnlyFans photos.

Hosts Robert Iler and Jamie-Lynn Sigler were discussing de Matteo's girl-on-girl content when she mentioned her son, and 16-year-old daughter, Alabama, were waiting outside for her.

Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Dead At 74

Shelia Jackson Lee – the Texas congresswoman who spent three decades in office fighting for Black rights – has died.

Her family issued a statement saying Lee passed away Friday, but no cause of death was given. They said while they were grieving for their loss, they had much gratitude for Lee's life.

In June, Lee announced she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, informing her constituents she would occasionally be absent from Congress while getting medical treatment.

Chet Hanks MTV 'Surreal Life' Perfect Fit For Me ... Parents Tuning In!!!


Chet Hanks is explaining why he's finally doing reality TV after years of offers coming his way ... and Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are a big reason why he's popping his cherry.

Chet tells TMZ ... he turned down tons of reality TV opportunities over the years because the shows felt too negative, dramatic and messy ... until MTV came calling with a spot on "The Surreal Life."

After doing his homework and vibing with the producers, Chet says he felt good about joining the cast ... and a discussion with his parents pushed the deal across the finish line.

Crawford vs. Madrimov Card Biggest Night In U.S. Boxing History ... Says Promoter Eddie Hearn


Everyone from Muhammad Ali, to Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather, have fought in the United States ... so when Eddie Hearn says the upcoming "Riyadh Season" event in L.A., featuring a bunch of top-notch fights, as well as a performance by Eminem, will be the biggest in the history of boxing in 'Merica, that's saying a lot!

"I mean, it's the biggest night of boxing I think America's ever seen," Hearn told Babcock on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs nightly on FS1).

The August 3 event goes down at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles ... and features a main event bout between Terence Crawford and Israil Madrimov, in addition to scraps between Andy Ruiz and Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller, Jared Anderson and Martin Bakole, "Pitbull" Cruz and Jose Valenzuela, amongst other compelling matchups.

What's The Big Frigin' Difference?!

"But first, let me take a selfie" ... at least that's Penn Badgley's MO! Find your best lighting and see if you can pick up the sneaky switcharoos in these two photos. You may want to phone a friend!

While filming "You" in New York City earlier this week, the actor was snapped taking a #selfie with a hyped crowd. Penn was buttoned up and tightly buckled, but can you pull off the discreet changes?

Put one foot in front and walk towards Mr. Badgley ... You've got this!

**HINT: There are THREE differences in the above Penn Badgley photos!**

GLEN POWELL Found His Rescue Pup on IG ... Raises Rescue Org's Profile

Glen Powell welcoming little pup Brisket into his life while he was filming "Twisters" is having a paw-sitive impact, not just on Glen and Brisket, but on the rescue org that helped connect them.

Samantha Peraino, Head of Operations for The Labelle Foundation, tells TMZ the whole process kickstarted when someone from the actor's team slid into their IG DMs after they posted a gallery back in June 2023, revealing the 10 ½-week-old puppy up for adoption.

She says Glen's rep notified them of his interest and asked about the next steps. Glen then filled out an application and met the pup in person, and it was love at first bark. He then paid the $700 adoption fee (which includes chipping and spaying/neutering) to make it official ... and they hooked up shortly thereafter.

TMZ TV HOT TAKES Donald and Melania Share Kiss?!? Lotto Winner, Mike Perry

Donald Trump reunited with Melania, $2 billion Powerball winner Edwin Castro has a smoking hot girlfriend, and Mike Perry is making big moves ... all this on today's TMZ TV Hot Takes.

TMZ Live


First up on "TMZ Live" Harvey and Charles break down Melania's interactions with Donald at the Republican National Convention ... including what may or may not have been a smooch.

Sea-List Stars Goin' Deep ... Underwater!

It's hot up here in Hollywoodland, so the celebs are heading down deep and making quite the splash! Under the sea is where it's at, so say goodbye to the stars on dry land and come seas the day with these mighty STARfish!

Snorkeling celebs like Steve Aoki hit 45 feet below the surface into the Caribbean blue, while Iggy Azalea looked quite "Fancy" exploring coral down in Aussie ... And, other swimmin' stars like Rob Lowe and Rebel Wilson look right at home inside Davy Jones' locker!

Hold your breath as you dive right in to our gallery and scope out the sea-list stars fully submerged!!

THOMAS MATTHEW CROOKS Flew Drone Over Trump Rally ... Pre-Assassination Attempt

Thomas Matthew Crooks took in the lay of the land at the Donald Trump rally ... reportedly by flying a drone over the event before climbing a roof and opening fire.

The would-be assassin filmed aerial footage with the drone shortly before Trump took the stage ... law enforcement sources told the Wall Street Journal.

Crooks flew the drone along a pre-planned route ... suggesting Trump's shooter did a good amount of research at the site of the Butler, PA rally.

'Suicide Squad' Star Joel Kinnaman Global Tech Outage Ruined My Flight ... I Slept On Airport Floor!!!


Count Joel Kinnaman among the mass of air travelers grounded by a massive tech outage ... he got stuck in an airport overnight, and had to use the ground as a mattress.

We got the 'Suicide Squad' star Friday at LAX and our photog asked him how the outage impacted his travel plans ... and Joel told us about his nightmare situation, which a helluva lot of other people also went through to cap off the week.

The weary traveler says it took him almost 24 hours to get across the country ... because his flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles was delayed due to the tech snafu -- so he was right there with everyone else suffering through it.

Kyle Richards Cheers On Morgan Wade ... As Mauricio Looks Boo'd Up

Kyle Richards is playing cheerleader for Morgan Wade ... while estranged husband Mauricio Umansky vacations halfway across the world with a much younger actress.

The 'RHOBH' star was backstage for Morgan's concert Friday at the Minnesota Yacht Club Festival in St. Paul ... supporting her close friend and dressing to the nines. We're told Kyle had an appearance at the festival for 'Mamitas', a tequila drink that she is a part-owner of.

Kyle's very public show of support for Morgan comes only hours after we got photos of Mauricio lounging at a beach club in Greece with Nikita Kahn -- where they were getting handsy and looking very much like a new couple.



Glen Powell's crushing it in Hollywood -- but he's got other priorities these days that have nothing to do with movies ... like trading a bit of the spotlight to hit the books.

We got the A-list actor outside NYC's ABC Studio Thursday -- and we asked him about his recently-revealed plans to enroll at the University of Texas at Austin ... where he'll be gunning for a degree in Radio, Television and Film.

Glen tells us he's doing this to finish what he started -- sounds like he hit the pause button on school to pursue a career in front of the camera -- but he's got other people to please too.

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