Ben Affleck Refers to J Lo as 'Wife' in Recent Interview ... Calls Her Fame 'Bananas'

Ben Affleck was referring to Jennifer Lopez as his "wife" just earlier this year -- but in the same vein, he was also pointing out that he wasn't a huge fan of how famous she is.

The actor sat down as a guest for Kevin Hart's most recent episode of his 'Hart to Heart' talk show -- and yes, they got into Ben and Jen's marriage ... in fact, Ben talked about it at length, and he had some interesting insights.

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For starters, he called J Lo his "wife" in this sit-down ... while at the same time pointing out that she draws a ton of attention, something he notes he's not really a huge fan of.

Chicago Homeowner Cartoon-y Self-Defense ... Fights Off Alleged Intruder w/ Frying Pan!!!


A Chicago man says he defended himself in a move straight out of "Tom and Jerry" ... chasing off a guy who allegedly broke into his house with a classic cartoon weapon.

Jason Williams -- a resident of the city's Logan Square neighborhood -- says a security app alerted him to the alleged intruder's presence while on his way home from work Thursday ... and he sprung into action.

When he arrived at his house, Jason explains he grabbed the first weapon he could find ... which ended up being a frying pan -- and right after, he says the unwelcome guest came down the stairs ... and a confrontation ensued.

KATE MIDDLETON HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Hubby!!! Tribute To Will for Big 4-2

Kate Middleton is shifting the spotlight off her health issues and onto her hubby Prince William -- who turned 42 today ... and who got a helluva shout-out from KM.

The Princess of Wales marked the special occasion by dropping a photo on X Friday, showing Wills and the kids -- Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis -- rocking casual gear and jumping for joy at a beach.

She captioned her post with this ... "Happy birthday Papa, we all love you so much! Cx." From the looks of it, Kate might've snapped this at UK's Norfolk Beach ... where Wills and the kids were rocking the same outfits in a similar shot for Father's Day just a few days ago.

Taylor Wily Dead at 56 ... 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'

Taylor Wily -- an actor and former sumo wrestler best known for his recurring role on "Hawaii Five-0" -- has died.

According to an anchor for local Hawaii outlet KITV -- who described Taylor as a family friend ... Taylor died Thursday. KITV did not provide a cause of death.

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Television producer Peter M. Lenkov confirmed the news on his official Instagram account ... posting a picture with Wily from behind the scenes of a television show and telling his followers he's "heartbroken.".

Bianca Censori More Suspenders Than Shirt ... Boobs Spillin' Outta Top 🫣

Bianca Censori's new top can barely qualify as a shirt -- 'cause only a tiny fabric strip was covering her nipples ... while the rest of her breasts were left fighting gravity.

Kanye's wife stepped out in Paris Thursday night -- sans Ye -- and she was really embracing a minimalist style over in The City of Love ... sporting a thin suspender-like garment emerging from her pants and wrapped around her neck as her only coverage upstairs.

The fabric covers her nipples, but not much else. She was basically bouncing out of the top as she headed into Gigi Paris, a popular celeb hot spot.

Kevin Costner I'm Done Playing John Dutton ... See Ya 'Yellowstone'

Kevin Costner has just slammed the door shut on his return as the character he made famous – John Dutton -- in the super popular TV series "Yellowstone."

The legendary actor posted an Instagram video Thursday, explaining that he would not be reprising his role as Dutton in episodes for the second half of the show's fifth season, which will kick off November 10 on Paramount Network.

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In his IG vid, Kev said he'd been working on "Horizon: An American Saga" over the past year-and-a-half ... when he realized it was time to call it quits on "Yellowstone."

Kendrick Lamar Beefs Up Security for Music Vid Shoot ... Hires Sheriff's Deputies

Kendrick Lamar is set to film a new music video this weekend ... and we're told the rapper is beefing up his security to keep himself, his team, and the community safe.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Grammy winner will be filming his new music video in Compton -- a perfect homecoming for K. Dot on the heels of his triumphant Juneteenth show Wednesday night at the KIA Forum in nearby Inglewood.

We're told Kendrick's team got all the proper permits needed to pull off the project ... and the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. will send deputies for extra security during the music vid shoot.

Decapitated Man Video Shows Devastated NYC Worker ... After Tragic, Fatal Accident

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An elderly man was recently decapitated in Brooklyn -- and now, new video has captured the grisly scene, including the gut-wrenching reaction of a city worker involved in the accident.

A clip of this tragic incident from last week is making the rounds online -- showing the moments after a NYC Department of Transportation truck struck and killed a man who was crossing the street ... with the force of the vehicle severing the victim's head from his body.

This is hard to see, but watch if you're inclined. A bystander recorded what happened moments after this poor guy was hit ... and the head ended up far from where the body lay.

RFK Jr. Campaign Paid $68K for Russell Brand Appearance ... Covered Travel, Etc.

Russell Brand's production company got paid a nice chunk of change for performing at a Robert F. Kennedy Jr. event earlier this year ... and we're talking tens of thousands.

TMZ pulled Team Kennedy's FEC filings ... and it shows the campaign shelled out more than $68,000 to Russell's production company for "Event Entertainment - Travel Expenses" after he appeared at a campaign event for RFK Jr. and his running mate Nicole Shanahan.

Russell performed at RFK Jr.'s event in May out in Nashville -- and it was called "Night of Comedy," alongside other comedians including Rob Schneider, Dave Landau, Jim Breuer, Katherine Blanford, Jeff Dye, and Mike Binder. Russell reportedly did a filmed set where he went after legacy media and scoffed at coronavirus mandates and vax requirements.

Al Horford I'm Coming Back!!! ... Gunning For Ring #2

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It took Al Horford 17 years to win his first NBA title ... but he's hoping he can double his ring collection next season -- telling TMZ Sports he's 100% NOT retiring and is returning to the Boston Celtics.

We spoke with the longtime vet fresh off his team's championship win over the Dallas Mavericks in the Finals ... and while many might assume he'd consider ending his career on the highest of notes, the 38-year-old told us that's absolutely not the case.

"There's no question about it," Horford said while working a shift at Raising Cane's in Boston. "I don't know why those speculations were out there, that I was, like, retiring. But I'm still playing and I'm very excited for next season."

TMZ TV Hot Takes Dana White Talks Cancel Culture ... Bianca Censori, Jon Jones

Dana White compared cancel culture to coming out, Bianca Censori bounced around in another risque outfit and Jon "Bones" Jones cracked a joke about his cocaine usage ... all this and more on TMZ's hot takes.

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On "TMZ Live," Harvey and Charles discuss Dana White's controversial metaphor equating cancel culture with being gay in the 1980s.

Guess Who This Curly Cutie Turned Into!

Before this sweetie pie in her fancy schmancy headband turned into a talented pop superstar, she was just a kiddo growing up in Edison, New Jersey with her two younger bros and playing the violin, viola, cello and guitar!

Growing up, she looked up to popular musicians like Justin Bieber and Alanis Morissette, and her dreams came true in 2015 when she was featured on the Biebs' track "The Feeling." She's also known for her collab and hit song with The Chainsmokers.

"Thinking you could live without me/Thinking you could live without me!"

Can you guess who she is?

Carol Burnett Hands Immortalized at Chinese Theater Dick Van Dyke, More Attend

Carol Burnett's a living legend who's going to live on forever ... 'cause she got the cement treatment at TCL Chinese Theater while some of Hollywood's biggest stars looked on.

The actress-comedian dipped her hands and feet into wet cement outside the Hollywood landmark Thursday ... an honor only bestowed upon H'wood's brightest stars -- and, ya gotta see everyone who attended.

Of course, there's Carol -- who looks great for 91 BTW -- with her hands down in the muck, big grin on her face, but also in attendance are Bob Odenkirk, Laura Dern, Allison Janney, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, and one of the few people perhaps more famous than even Burnett ... Dick Van Dyke.


Heidi Klum unwittingly turned the temperature up during her "Hot Ones" interview -- this after busting out of her shirt to cool off, revealing her sizzling red bra underneath. 🥵

It all went down on the YouTube series -- where guests chomp on chicken wings drenched in hotter-than-hot sauces ... and Heidi was the latest to step up to the plate, holding her own on Thursday's episode. That is, until she came across one wing that got her stripping.

As you can see, Heidi was already sniffling a bit from the spicy sauces beforehand ... but when she took a shot at the "Da'Bomb" hot sauce, everything hit the fan -- and that's when her shirt started to come off.

Kourtney Kardashian Had Sex with Travis to Induce Labor ... Was Already 3cm Dilated!!!


Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker rarely keep their hands to themselves -- so their latest sex confession shouldn't be all that shocking ... but it will be to a lot of people!

During Thursday's episode of "The Kardashians," the Poosh founder admits she and Travis snuck in a banging when she was already 3 centimeters dilated while pregnant with their son, Rocky.

As shown in the episode ... Kourtney first began feeling contractions on Oct. 29, 2023, and they headed to the hospital that evening, as KK was 2 centimeters dilated and experiencing light bleeding.

Amazon Driver Fights Off Man ... Who Allegedly Tried Stealing Coworker's Van

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Amazon's customer service rating just went up in many people's books, 'cause one of their drivers fought off a man who was allegedly trying to steal his co-worker's van.

New video's making the rounds on social media, which shows an Amazon employee -- a female with the company uniform on -- attempting to break up a fight between another Amazon driver (a dude) and some random man in the middle of the road out in NY.

This all went down Sunday ... and the NYPD says this brawl kicked off with the man in black attempting to jack the Amazon van of this woman -- who was stuck in traffic while on the job.

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