'Arthur' PBS Show Ending After 25 Seasons

"Arthur" -- the longest-running children's animated series in U.S. TV history -- is coming to an end. And it begs a question ... Hey, what gives?!

Carol Greenwald, executive producer of the PBS kids show, confirmed in an email to IGN that "the winter of 2022, the 25th and final season of Arthur will debut." For what it's worth ... she also said the production company and PBS KIDS will "work together on additional Arthur content, sharing the lessons of Arthur and his friends in new ways." Streaming, anyone?

Anyway ... sad to see "Arthur" go away on the small screen. The kids show debuted on PBS back in 1996 and produced over 240 episodes. The show's based on Marc Brown's "Arthur Adventure" book series.

The series -- which in its long run hauled in 4 Emmys and a Peabody Award -- tackled tons of social issues between family and friends in the fictional town of Elwood City.

Most recently, Arthur's longtime classroom teacher, Mr. Ratburn, married a guy in the season 22 debut. No question about it ... the theme was a monumental moment in TV history.

The children's TV show also forever etched its name in pop culture lore thanks to the memorable memes that bridge generations.

Nobody will ever forget Arthur's hilarious "clenched fist" meme. And, of course, D.W. Read's fence meme. Classics.

Bob Odenkirk Bryan Cranston Asks for Positive Thoughts & Prayers ... After 'Better Call Saul' Collapse

8:14 AM PT -- 7/28 "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston is asking fans to send good thoughts and prayers Bob's way, saying, "Today I woke up to news that has made me anxious all morning. My friend, Bob Odenkirk collapsed last night on the set of Better Call Saul."

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He continues, "He is in the hospital in Albuquerque and receiving the medical attention he needs but his condition is not known to the public as yet. Please take a moment in your day today to think about him and send positive thoughts and prayers his way, thank you."

8:32 PM PT -- We were previously told Odenkirk collapsed while shooting in L.A., but a source close to the actor now tells us it happened while shooting in New Mexico.

Bob Odenkirk was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the set of his show "Better Call Saul" ... and is still receiving medical care.

Production sources tell TMZ Odenkirk and cast were shooting in New Mexico Tuesday when the incident happened. We're told Odenkirk went down, and was immediately surrounded by crew members who called an ambulance.

We're told it's unclear if he was conscious when he was transported, but a source close to Odenkirk tells us he is still in the hospital under the care of doctors.

Odenkirk became a household name when he played attorney Saul Goodman on "Breaking Bad." "Better Call Saul" -- a spinoff of "Breaking Bad" -- is currently shooting its 6th and final season. No word on how far along Odenkirk and team are in finishing it up or if his medical situation will delay production in any capacity.

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Deshaun Watson Hits Texans Practice ... As Sexual Misconduct Probe Continues

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A sexual misconduct investigation is NOT keeping Deshaun Watson away from the Texans practice field ... the star QB worked out with his Houston team Wednesday, seemingly unbothered by it all.

Cameras captured the 25-year-old hitting Texans practice in full workout gear ... throwing passes, participating in drills and running around without any issues whatsoever.

It's unclear, though, what the Texans' plan for Watson is going forward ... the team's general manager, Nick Caserio, dodged questions about the QB's status before he hit the field Wednesday.

Caserio declined to say how much Watson would do, if he was the team's starter, if he'd be traded, or how a criminal investigation into Watson plays into all of the above.

"From our perspective," the Houston exec said, "it's a day-to-day endeavor."

The NFL said Tuesday it's placing "no restrictions" on Watson yet ... even though more than 20 female massage therapists have accused him of crossing the line during what were supposed to be routine rubdown sessions.

Twenty-two women have sued the quarterback ... and Watson's attorney says 10 women have filed criminal complaints against Deshaun as well.

Both police and the NFL say they're investigating it all.

Watson has denied the allegations ... and his reps have said any sexual encounters he had with female masseuses were entirely consensual.

It's unclear if Watson -- who has asked for a trade out of Houston -- has any plans to play for the Texans in either preseason or regular-season games this year.

Kelly Clarkson Will pay her Ex $200k/month ... In Temporary Support

Kelly Clarkson will be coughing up almost a quarter of a million dollars every 30 days to her ex-husband in the fallout of their divorce, at least for now ... TMZ has learned.

The judge in her divorce recently signed off on docs formalizing the temporary spousal and child support Kelly will pay Brandon Blackstock -- it's nearly $200k/mo. according to the docs. We're told the ruling actually happened in April, and it merely formalized what Kelly had already been paying her ex since she filed for divorce last June.

According to the docs, Brandon will get $150k in spousal support and $45,601 for their 2 kids. Hard to think of that huge amount as a discount for Kelly, however ... Brandon had requested $436k per month. So, with that in mind, it's a bit of a win for KC.

She does also have to fork over a one-time $1.25 million payment to cover Brandon's attorney fees.

Once the divorce is settled, we're told Brandon will only get 2 more years of spousal support, based on the length of their marriage. The unresolved issue is their prenup. If the judge determines it's valid, all those support numbers go out the window, and Brandon will get whatever is spelled out in the prenup.

Kelly was also awarded primary custody of their children -- 6-year-old River and 4-year-old Remy -- a little while back.

So, she gets the kids too, most of the time ... even though she's still gotta shell out on their behalf even when they're not seeing him in Montana.

Capitol Riot Hearings Ofc. Fanone Shares Vile Voicemail ... 'I Wish They Woulda Killed All of You!!!'


Officer Michael Fanone says his testimony for Congress is triggering the hell out of someone who left him a vile voicemail ... filled with hate speech and wishing death on him and other police officers.

The Washington D.C. police officer says this message was waiting for him after he testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill, and it's clear the person was watching him on TV at the time. The caller said, "You want an Emmy, an Oscar? What are you trying to go for here, man? You're so full of s**t you little f****t f**ker."

Typically, we would censor much of this recording, but we think it's important to hear the venom this caller spewed. His disgusting rant continued with ... "How about all the scummy Black f**king scum for 2 years destroying our cities and burning 'em?"

Fanone has been outspoken about the violence that rioters unleashed on him and other officers during the Jan. 6 riot -- but the caller thinks they got off easy. He added, "That was s**t on the God damn Capitol. I wish they woulda killed all you scumbags. They stole the election from Trump and you know that, you scumbag."


Fanone is one of several officers who testified this week for the Jan. 6 insurrection hearing convened by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Reacting to the voicemail, Fanone told CNN, "This is what happens to people that tell the truth in Trump's America."

Despite the epithet-laced voicemail he received, Fanone's testimony clearly had an impact on Congress. Shortly after the House hearing, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $2.1 billion to shore up security at the U.S. Capitol.

'Sex and the City' Star John Corbett Selling My Big Fat WeHo Condo ... for a Cool $1.31 Mil!!!

John Corbett's got a condo on the market that's been Aiden Shaw tested and Carrie Bradshaw approved.

The "Sex and the City" star has listed his WeHo condo for a cool $1,311,600. It's in the luxurious Empire West high rise building and the unit's on the seventh floor. So, talk about views.

The 1,607-square-foot condo has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and plenty of space to store tons of shoes ... if you're a Carrie-in-training. It also has lots of old Hollywood charm and great views of Tinseltown.

The new owner of this condo is getting the full VIP service. The building offers round-the-clock full service ... from 24-hour valet parking and concierge to a sick gym and private tennis courts. There's also a jaw-dropping rooftop deck with a brand new swimming pool, lounge beds and breathtaking 360 views.

And, for those who wanna take a stroll in and around Hollywood, the condo's just a stone's throw away from some of the best joints WeHo has to offer.

The listing's held by Justin Alexander of Compass.

Simone Biles Withdraws From All-Around Final To Focus On Mental Health

Simone Biles will not be defending her gold medal in the all-around final at the Tokyo Games -- the Olympics superstar has backed out of the competition to continue to focus on her mental health.

24-year-old Biles -- who withdrew from the team finals on Tuesday -- underwent further medical evaluation following the event ... and it was determined it was best she sat out Thursday's finals, USA Gymnastics said in a statement.

Biles was the heavy favorite to win the event ... which would have secured the 5th gold medal of her career.

It may not be the end of Biles' Olympic run, however -- there's still a chance she returns to compete in the individual events next week ... but the team says it all depends on the results of her daily evaluations.

"We wholeheartedly support Simone's decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being," USAG said. "Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many."

Biles absolutely crushed the competition at the 2016 Rio Games ... posting a 62.366 score, with teammate Aly Raisman taking silver with a 60.607.

Jade Carey -- who placed 9th in qualifiers -- will be Biles' replacement.

Tory Lanez Rolling Loud Cameo May Have Violated Order ... To Stay Away from Megan Thee Stallion!!!

DaBaby's controversial Rolling Loud performance continues to stir up trouble -- not just for him, but also for his surprise special guest ... Tory Lanez.

ICYMI, DaBaby went out of his way to do a big reveal of Lanez Saturday night during his set at the hip hop festival in Miami, but a lot of fans weren't happy about it ... because Megan Thee Stallion performed on the same stage right before the duo.

Tory's accused of shooting Megan in the foot last summer, and Rolling Loud sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... she and her team at the festival were very upset about him appearing on stage with DaBaby less than an hour after she finished her set.

That's because a judge issued a protective order following the alleged shooting incident, requiring Tory to stay at least 100 yards away from Megan ... and we're told she was still backstage when he took the stage with DaBaby.

Even worse, our sources say Megan's camp is miffed DaBaby performed one of her songs on which he's featured -- "Cash Sh**" -- right before bringing out Lanez. We're told those close to MTS feel this was a giant "f you" to her ... mocking her and the ongoing criminal case with Tory and, in a way, menacing her.

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Our sources say after the elaborate reveal of Lanez went down -- and of course, after DaBaby also went on a homophobic rant during his set -- Miami PD were contacted about the possible violation of Megan's protective order ... and the L.A. County D.A.'s office was also informed.

A source close to Tory tells us he never saw Meg at the festival nor do they believe he ever got physically close to her.

We've reached out to Megan's camp, but no word back so far. We've also reached out to law enforcement about the potential violation ... no word back as well.

NBA's Jaxson Hayes Arrested, Hospitalized ... Alleged Brawl With Cops

10:53 AM PT -- The Pelicans have addressed the arrest ... saying they're aware of the incident and are working with Hayes' reps and the NBA to get more information.

New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes -- the #8 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft -- was arrested after an alleged violent altercation with police, TMZ Sports has learned ... and it apparently got so extreme, the hooper and a cop were taken to a hospital.

We're told law enforcement were called to an LA area home for a domestic disturbance early Wednesday morning ... and when cops attempted to check on the parties involved, 21-year-old Hayes tried like hell to keep them from entering the premises.

Sources tell us 6'11", 220-lb. Hayes got combative with cops and a fight broke out ... with the ex-Texas Longhorns star getting tased in the middle of the scuffle.

The brawl was allegedly so intense, police put out an "officer needs help" radio call.

Hayes was taken to a nearby hospital to get treatment for minor injuries ... and an officer involved in the fight also sought treatment, although their condition is unknown.

Hayes is expected to be booked for felony battery on a police officer. Cops are still investigating the initial alleged domestic incident, but both parties have been uncooperative.

We've reached out to Hayes' rep. So far, no word back.

Chris harrison no hard feelings on 'bachelor' exit ... My Mondays Are Mine!!!


Chris Harrison doesn't seem to be holding a grudge after he was cut loose from "The Bachelor" -- if anything ... the dude's let it all go, and looks happier than ever.

We got the franchise's longtime host out Tuesday night leaving The Gallery restaurant in Westlake Village, with his GF, Lauren Zima, in tow. They were hand-in-hand ... and some congratulations were in order, 'cause CH had just turned 50 the previous day.

He tells us they were, indeed, out keeping the festivities going ... and when we asked how he was doing following his abrupt exit from 'Bachelor' nation, he seemed to have processed it and let it go.

Watch this clip ... Chris seems at peace with the way things turned out, and one reason lies in the fact that he can have one of his crucial weekdays back to himself for once in nearly 20 years. That's a good thing for him in 2021, 'cause the big 5-0 landed on said day.

After some pleasantries, our photog got right into the heavy ... namely, by asking if Chris felt any type of way now that Matt James ended up staying with Rachael Kirkconnell in the end anyway -- this after she was accused of racism and he lost his job for defending her.

It's the million-dollar question that everyone has for Chris ... but check out how he answered it with us. No harm, no foul, it would appear -- he wishes the couple all the best and says it's all water under a bridge.

Of course, we also had to ask if he was up to date with this season of 'Bachelorette' -- which has gotten terrible ratings -- and the 2 new hosts who are tag-teaming things. Chris may be gone, but he's keeping tabs.

'Tic Tac' UFO Video Military Pilot Who Filmed Famed Tic Tac Sighting ... Sits Down for 1st Camera Interview

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It's been nearly two decades since military aviator Chad Underwood filmed the "Tic Tac" UFO sighting ... but for the first time EVER he's breaking his silence in front of a camera.

Underwood's highly-anticipated interview will go down Wednesday at noon PT on Jeremy Corbell's YouTube show "Extraordinary Beliefs." The video -- filmed in November 2004 off the coast of San Diego -- was captured off the left wing of Chad's F/A-18 Super Hornet.

The sighting and filming is considered one of the most famous and important videos in UFO history ... largely because a military officer filmed it during an official flight-training exercise. The video was also famously declassified by the Pentagon in 2017.

The video shows an object go from 80,000 feet to sea level in less than a second and a half ... the forces of which human engineering and, for that matter, humans cannot withstand. The object had no wings, no obvious propulsion system and no exhaust.

Underwood, at the time a Navy Weapon Systems Officer on the elite squadron dubbed Black Aces, will offer insight into his encounter with the UFO. He'll also clarify many details the public has been wanting to hear ... as in, the footage he shot is only the beginning.

The half-hour interview will cover a myriad of subjects ... like the origin of the name "Tic Tac" UFO. He'll also talk about behavioral sightings and if his kids ask him about alien encounters.

As we previously reported ... the Pentagon released a 9-page report last month in what was supposed to offer insight on a rash of recent UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena) sightings.

Instead, the report turned out to be a nothing burger ... 'cause the Office of the Director of National Intelligence only noted that 143 of the 144 flying objects spotted since 2004 remain unexplained.

Maybe Underwood's got more answers.

Celeb Dermatologist, Dr. Khadavi Being Investigated By Medical Board After Homophobic Rant


Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Alex Khadavi is under investigation by a governing body of medical professionals ... following his homophobic rant.

A spox for the Medical Board of California tells TMZ ... they're aware of Dr. Khadavi's recent episode and are reviewing it to see if any disciplinary action is warranted.

As for what that punishment could include ... the board wouldn't speak specifically to Khadavi's case, but did say the range of possibilities include everything from public reprimand to license revocation when it comes to violating the standards of patient care. Of course, Khadavi's incident didn't involve patient care, but was disturbing nonetheless.

The Board also pointed out Dr. Khadavi has no record of discipline on his license at this time.

As we reported ... Khadavi was caught on camera having a meltdown in the lobby of his apartment complex -- where he made homophobic comments, including using the f-word. He appeared to be fuming over a couple of neighbors.

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The neighbors -- a gay couple -- filed for a restraining order over this ... claiming they'd been told Khadavi had made mention of wanting to kill them, and that he also allegedly once flashed a gun at the concierge, seemingly to show he was packing and meant business.

Seeing how threats of violence have been alleged -- there's a criminal side to this story too. In the fallout from this rant from earlier this month, law enforcement sources tell TMZ an investigation is already underway, and cops are deciding if charges will be sent to the D.A.

Nyjah Huston Shows Love For Simone Biles 'People See Us As Robots'


Skateboarding superstar Nyjah Huston says he understands the pressure Simone Biles is going through at the Olympics ... telling TMZ Sports people need to realize athletes are human, not emotionless robots.

Biles shockingly withdrew from the gymnastics team finals on Tuesday ... citing her struggles with mental health affecting her performance.

Huston -- who just landed on U.S. soil after competing for Team USA at the Tokyo Games this week -- can relate to the expectations of being the best in a sport ... and tells us it's never easy to have to live up to crazy expectations.

"We’re human you know," Huston said at LAX. "It happens sometimes and dealing with being number one and dealing with all that pressure and nervousness, it’s a real thing. It’s a real thing.

"I feel like sometimes people see us as like robots and out there expecting to win every time. But, in reality, that’s not how it is, and it’s not that easy."

26-year-old Huston -- who placed 7th in the men's street skateboarding event -- adds he wishes he could have finished higher in his first Olympics ... but leaves the door open on competing in 2024.

"Obviously, I wish I could have done better, landed a couple more tricks, but still an honor to be out there representing the USA."

"And, some of the other boys killed it. Maybe we’ll make it out to another one, we’ll see."

Guess Who This Blonde Beauty Turned Into!

Before this blonde beauty was fighting for her life on the big screen, she was just another sweet smiling cute kid growing up in Adelaide, South Australia.

This little lady is known for her killer roles in some critically-acclaimed movies ... including a feature in an Academy Award-winning film and an iconic horror comedy as a bride whose wedding night doesn't go as planned.

Now, this Australian actress is making headlines for her starring role alongside Henry Golding in the new G.I. Joe origins story, "Snake Eyes," which premiered in theaters last weekend.

Can you guess who she is?

Kanye West Here's My 'Donda' Stadium Digs

Kanye West might be a billionaire, but he certainly isn't living like one ... he just showed off his living situation inside Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium ... and it's pretty bare-bones.

Mr. West posted this picture of what we're guessing is his bedroom somewhere inside the stadium ... and it's just a bed, some clothes, workout equipment and a TV. Yeezy's also got a couple pairs of shoes and a bottle of water next to the bed ... and it seems he's living out of the suitcase on the floor.


As we first reported ... Kanye is living inside MBS while he finishes up his upcoming album, "Donda."

The stadium played host to Kanye's massive album party last week, and we're told he was so inspired by the crowd, he wanted to stay in the ATL and finish things up as he targets an August 6 release for the album.


Ye and his team have created a studio space and there's a chef on hand preparing his meals inside the stadium ... but so far, we've only seen Kanye's living quarters.

CHRISSY TEIGEN Meet My New Dog Pearl!!! After Death of Beloved Bulldog

Chrissy Teigen is welcoming a new family member into the fold ... and it's an adorable Basset Hound puppy named Pearl ... this after the death of her bulldog.

Chrissy says Pearl recently joined the family and is already taking a liking to her husband, John Legend.

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As you can see, Pearl's quickly getting acquainted with her new home ... running around the house with her tail wagging, and napping on some furniture.

Chrissy says she grew up with Basset Hounds and she can't wait for John to see Pearl grow up right before their eyes, morphing from a "bouncy, no-bones, jello mold of skin" into "the stubborn logs of love I love so much."

As we reported ... the family's French bulldog, Pippa, died earlier this month ... so it looks like Chrissy and co. aren't wasting too much time bringing in a new pup.

The dog's definitely got a purpose ... Chrissy says she's "excited for this new little heart to add love to our home."

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