Jackson James Rice Kite Foil Racer Dead At 18 Weeks Before Olympic Debut

Jackson James Rice, an up-and-coming kite foil racing star, tragically passed away this weekend just weeks before his debut in the 2024 Olympics. He was only 18.

Rice's father, Darren, confirmed his son died on Saturday during a free diving accident in Faleloa, Tonga. It's believed JJ suffered a shallow water blackout.

JJ's father said other divers found his body around 12:15 PM on the seafloor ... under the boat. They tried to resuscitate him but he passed away.



Kevin Costner says the door is still open for him to gallop his way back into his lead role in "Yellowstone" -- but with some conditions ... including having a plot that's ready to shoot.

The actor made it clear on "TODAY" Monday that he loved his hit show from day one, and still does ... so he'd definitely re-open the window for Paramount's Western epic -- but he notes ... without scripts all ready to go, it might be difficult to do that.

Kevin says script delays pissed him off to the point that he felt he needed to leave the show -- noting they lost a full year without anything to show for it ... and that's a no-no for him.

Scooter Braun Retires as Music Manager Extraordinaire Focused on Next Chapter

Scooter Braun is hanging up his hat in the music management biz -- stepping away from handling A-listers' affairs personally ... and easing into a larger conglomerate as a mogul.

Hollywood's go-to manager-to-the-stars -- who's repped Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Kanye West, J Balvin, Lil Dicky, Ozuna and many, many others -- made a big announcement Monday ... namely, he's retiring from his main gig for the last several years.

SB acknowledges he's been in the game for 23 years, and points out that it all started with him managing an artist named Cato in Atlanta ... only for him to skyrocket from there.

J Lo and Ben Relationship Crumbled in Part Because She's a 'Love Addict'

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are clearly headed for divorce, and some of the folks we've spoken with say one of the many reasons for the split -- JLo's "Love Addiction."

TMZ has a new documentary on Hulu -- 'JLo & Ben: Missed Warning Signs' -- in which Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, Psychotherapist Jenn Mann and others say there are lots of reasons this relationship just didn't work.

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One of the people with whom we spoke is Jon Peters, the mega-producer of movies like "Flashdance" and "Prince of Tides," who has a history of both dating famous people -- including Barbra Streisand -- and addiction.

President Biden 'Freezing' Onstage With Barack Obama ... Sparks Heated Debate

President Biden's age is once again a big talking point -- for his haters and his supporters -- after the Commander-in-Chief's awkward, and perhaps frozen, moment onstage during his L.A. fundraiser.

The prez was leaving the stage Saturday night with former President Barack Obama by his side, and Biden's detractors say his exit dragged on because he froze up ... forcing Obama to lead his once-vice president off the stage.

Biden, who had just wrapped up a 45-minute chat with Jimmy Kimmel and Obama at the Peacock Theater, was waving to the crowd, but seemed to have a blank stare ... until Obama intervened.

Tom Brady Makes TV Debut ... During UFL Title Game

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Tom Brady threw on the headset for the first time on Sunday ... providing some analysis during the UFL championship game -- and the dude already seems like a real natural!!

The G.O.A.T. joined Curt Menefee and Joel Klatt in the booth as the Birmingham Stallions handled the San Antonio Brahmas in St. Louis ... sharing his two cents on the action during the second quarter of the matchup.

It was TB12's first official appearance as a member of the Fox Sports crew -- as we previously reported, he is slated to call his first NFL game when the Cleveland Browns host the Dallas Cowboys in Week One of the 2024-25 season.

Police Body cam Footage Tampa Teen Shoots and Kills Parents

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A Florida teenager murdered his parents execution style and shot a deputy during a police standoff before he was finally gunned down by authorities.

The violence unfolded Saturday night inside the Tampa home belonging to Christos Themelis, 51, his wife Rebecca, 48, and their 19-year-old son Christos Jr., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Christos Jr. got his hands on a gun and fatally shot his father inside their house.

Ben Affleck Spends Father's Day with Ex Jen Garner ... Not J Lo After Tribute

Ben Affleck spent time with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, and not his current wife, Jennifer Lopez, for Father's Day -- this after J Lo sent him some love for the holiday.

JG was photographed Sunday walking up to Ben's rental in Brentwood -- heading up the driveway solo in a relaxed 'fit with no one else in sight ... at least in this shot anyway. The one person who was also not with Jennifer ... the other Jennifer, who still shouted out BA.

ICYMI, J Lo posted a Father's Day tribute to Ben Sunday, throwing up a photo of him from "Pearl Harbor" and calling him a "hero" ... even though we now know she wasn't with him.


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Jerry Seinfeld went to town on a pro-Palestine heckler who tried to ruffle his feathers during his show in Australia -- and the whole thing is pretty brutal ... for the heckler, that is.

The incident was captured on video by the Australian Jewish Association -- showing JS roast the hell out of a dude in the crowd at his Sydney show Sunday night ... when the guy interrupted Jerry to shout, "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free."

The crowd was definitely on Jerry's side -- demanding the protester leave ... chanting "Jerry, Jerry" in solidarity with the comedian .... who spotlighted the heckler, sarcastically joking, "We have a genius, ladies and gentlemen. He solved the Middle East crisis!"

Chicago White Sox Fan Blasted By Flurry Of Punches ... Wild Fight In Festival Pit

It was a rough day to be a White Sox supporter on Sunday ... 'cause as the MLB team got smacked by the Diamondbacks -- one of their fans got leveled during a fight in a festival pit too.

The crazy scrap happened at SeatGeek Stadium in Illinois during Summer Smash -- a three-day show headlined by Travis Scott, Playboi Carti and Chief Keef.

In video from the scene, you can see a young Sox fan in a grey Chicago jersey got into a tiff with a man in a pink shirt who had been situated on another side of a barricade.

LEGO Black Market In SoCal Explodes ... Highly Sophisticated Thefts

A huge demand for LEGOs and sky-high prices at retail stores are creating a growing black market in SoCal, where thieves are going to great lengths to jack LEGOs from stores.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... theft rings are marching into retailers like Target, Barnes & Noble and Walmart and stealing any and all things LEGO, and the crimes are getting more sophisticated by the day.

This ain't a smash-and-grab type job ... we're told some of the crews boosting LEGOs are now using counter-surveillance technology, plus getaway drivers and lookouts.

Eric Dickerson Travis Kelce's Great ... He'll Kill It As A Broadcaster!!!


If Travis Kelce does get into broadcasting following his NFL career ... Eric Dickerson's expecting his run of dominance to continue in that profession, telling TMZ Sports the dude is "a great fit" for TV.

The Hall of Famer, of course, knows a thing or two about transitioning from the gridiron to the microphone -- he worked as a "Monday Night Football" sideline reporter back in 2000 and 2001 -- and he's convinced Kelce has what it takes to succeed.

"Travis has a great personality," the former Rams running back told us out at LAX this week. "He's a great player. He knows football extremely well. He's won a couple Super Bowls. I don't think you can lose with that."

RICHARD PRYOR Home Where Comedian Lit Himself on Fire Sells

Richard Pryor's former L.A. home -- the infamous spot where he set himself on fire in 1980 -- just sold for a cool $3,619,000.

The Northridge home was on the market for only 3 months by ex-NFL player turned Hollywood writer Rashard Mendenhall -- netting him a considerable profit, as he'd purchased it for $2.5M in 2017.

It wasn't exactly what Rashard had hoped for -- he initially listed the home at $4,236,000, a nod to his NFL career rushing total of 4,236 yards -- but it's still a pretty sweet deal.

Guess Who This Kid In Overalls Turned Into!

Before this cute kiddo in his matching bucket hat and overalls turned into a makeup maven, he was a local makeup artist in Bethlehem, New York before launching his YouTube channel when he was a teen.

In 2016, he became the first male ambassador for CoverGirl after his makeup went viral. Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are just a couple of the A-list stars featured on his YouTube episodes, which amassed more than 20 million views.

When he's not mixing and playing with makeup palettes, he enjoys singing and playing piano to his "Sisters."

Can you guess who he is? 

Father's Day 2024 Hi Famous, I'm Dad ... H'Wood Celebrates Fathers!!!

Grab those toolkits and ties, people ... it's Father's Day once again -- and, Hollywood knows how to highlight its dads, the famous ones and the ones who helped raise a future celeb.

Hollywood celebrities shared pictures with their own fathers or -- if they have kids themselves -- then pics of them with their little ones ... and, you can just feel all the fatherly love coming through social media.

Glen Powell and Mark Zuckerberg started off the festivities by highlighting their own dads -- with Zuck even humbling his billionaire persona to highlight his old man in a shirt that reads "Ed's Kid."

Ayo Edebiri 'Inside Out 2' Box Office Smash ... Cemented As Movie Star

Ayo Edebiri might play Envy in "Inside Out 2," but she's not jealous of any other movie's box office -- 'cause her new movie smashed its opening weekend.

The much-anticipated Pixar sequel outperformed expectations this weekend by a mile ... raking in $155 million domestically and $140 million internationally for a grand total of $295 million -- the second-largest animated opening ever.

It's also the biggest opening weekend for any movie this year and the first film to open at above $100 million domestically since "Barbie" came out last July ... so, those tiny emotions are causing a huge stir at the theater.

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