KATY PERRY UP-CLOSE & RISQUE FOR 'WOMAN'S WORLD' TEASER!

Katy Perry's shared a teaser video for her upcoming pop anthem, "Woman's World" -- getting super racy ... all in the name of female empowerment, of course.

Check it out -- the singer gave feminist icon Rosie the Riveter a sexy twist with that classic red headband, but instead of her famous overalls, she was in a bedazzled barely-there American flag bikini top.

From the lyrics, Katy's all about celebrating women's achievements and feeling lucky to live in a "Woman's World" as per the title -- but as for the video ... it's nothing but pure sexiness on display.

Kanye West I'm Quitting This Rap Ish!!! ... Still Has Unreleased Heat With Consequence, Rich The Kid

Kanye West is having a change of heart regarding his rap career and he's been texting his closest collaborators that the end may be near!!!

On Tuesday, Rich The Kid shared a text sent by Ye informing them he's run outta gas ... "I am retiring from professional music ... Not sure what else to do," the message read.

A source close to the situation tells TMZ Hip Hop that Ye feels that he's being sucked dry putting so much heart, soul, time and energy into the music industry ... what you've seen on TV over the years has been him giving it his all.

Kamala Harris Veep Hits Team USA Hoops Practice ... Amid Biden Concerns

All eyes in the political world are on Kamala Harris right now, but the Vice President made time to hang out with the Team USA basketball squad ... meeting up with a ton of NBA superstars!!

Harris -- who walked in alongside head coach Steve Kerr -- was a V(I)P surprise guest at UNLV's basketball facility ... where she chopped it up with LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry and more.

The squad seemed to be in great spirits as they conversed with Harris ... getting a bit of a pep talk about making the country proud at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

TERESA GIUDICE REASON FOR MY PHOTOSHOP FAIL!!!

JUST SOME PHOTOSHOP FUN!!!
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Teresa Giudice's caught up in a Photoshop scandal for the ages -- her severely mocked birthday wish for Larsa Pippen -- but now, she's trying to have some fun with it.

We caught up with Teresa Tuesday at ABC Studios in NYC ... and she said the reason she so clearly superimposed herself and Larsa over a separate beach photo was simply because she didn't like the original background.

Teresa said her assistant had recently been at a beach in Mexico, so she decided to jack her scenic backdrop for the bday shoutout to Larsa. Watch the clip, what's unclear is if Teresa did the Photoshop herself ... or if she's blaming her assistant for the shoddy final edit?

Road Rage Driver Instant Karma After Leaving Car ... Don't Break a Leg!!!

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Getting out of your car in the middle of a road rage incident is always a dicey move, especially when your car's not in park ... which this woman found out when her car rolled into another vehicle!

Ya gotta see the video of this instant karma moment -- the driver opens her door and starts berating a man in another car, slurring her words and accusing him of "spinning and swerving" and being a "f***ing d**k" behind the wheel.

The guy fires back, accusing her of being "drunk as f**k" and accusing her of being the one swerving. That's when she flies into a rage, and gets all the way out of her car to step up to the guy's open passenger window.

Jonathan Majors Dances Face Off ... To Kendrick's 'Not Like Us'

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Here's Jonathan Majors doing his thang at an after-party for his girlfriend Meagan Good's new movie ... and the guy's a dancing machine when Kendrick Lamar's Drake diss comes on.

Jonathan went off on the dance floor Monday night in New York City, momentarily stealing the spotlight during the premiere bash for Tyler Perry's "Divorce in the Black," which stars Meagan.

Folks who were there whipped out their phones to record Jonathan going HAM to "Not Like Us" ... sure looks like he's having a good time dancing getting in the middle of a group to show off his moves.

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Bodyguard Shoots Alleged Carjacker ... Outside Her D.C. Home!!!

United States Marshals guarding Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Washington D.C. residence shot a suspected carjacker ... and the feds say the suspect was packing heat.

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the feds say the shooting went down early Friday morning around 1:15 AM when the alleged suspect, 18-year-old Kentrell Flowers, approached one of the Marshals parked in an unmarked government vehicle and pointed a handgun at him through the front driver-side window in an attempted carjacking.

The docs say the Marshal drew his gun and fired four shots through the window at the suspect, with bullets hitting Flowers in the mouth. A second Marshal rushed over from another car and fired his gun too and one of the Marshals gave Flowers first aid.

DORIT KEMSLEY I'M TAKING PK SPLIT ONE DAY AT A TIME!!!

NEVER SAY NEVER!!!
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Dorit Kemsley's giving us an update on her marital status after separating from her hubby PK ... and, interestingly, she's not slamming the door on the possibility of reconciliation.

She was out and about Monday in L.A. when the 'RHOBH' star told us her current focus amid their split was putting all their energy into co-parenting their 2 kiddos.

Of course, we had to ask if she was still working toward "maybe getting back together" ... and she didn't say no way.

KATE BECKINSALE FINALLY REVEALS REASON BEHIND HOSPITALIZATION

Kate Beckinsale finally spilled the beans on what caused her weeks-long hospital stay -- after some harsh trolling about her appearance forced her to set the record straight.

The actress clapped back to one critic who commented her "ass ran away" under an IG vid of her in a revealing pink outfit ... saying the grief over her mom's stage 4 diagnosis and her stepdad's passing was so intense it burned a hole in her esophagus.

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The actress explained she was vomiting copious amounts of blood over the diagnosis and found eating very challenging -- which led to her six-week hospitalization in March.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard I'm Pregnant!!!

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is going to be a mother ... she says she's pregnant with her first child.

Gypsy just announced the news on social media, saying she's expecting to give birth in January ... and the child's father is her ex-fiancé Ken Urker.

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GRB shared a collage of photos with Ken, they're smiling and he's holding her baby bump ... and she's holding some images from her sonogram. They also posed with a baby sweater knitted with the word "hi."

Bodybuilder Andre Cavalcanti Dead At 34 ... Killed In Horrific Motorcyle Crash

Bodybuilding star Andre Cavalcanti was tragically killed last week ... after he was involved in a horrific accident on a roadway in Brazil.

The crash reportedly happened on July 5 in the northern region of Parana ... when a 17-year-old allegedly took his parents' car without their permission and went on a joyride with two other minors.

The teen was reportedly cruising down BR-369 road ... when he suddenly collided head-on with Cavalcanti, who was atop his motorcycle.

BLACKPINK's Jennie Fesses Up to Vaping Indoors ... Sorry 'Bout That!!!

Jennie from the popular K-pop group BLACKPINK is owning up to rippin' clouds indoors ... apologizing for smoking a vape after a video made rounds on social media.

The brief clip was posted to Jennie's personal vlog last week ... showing her sitting in a chair as she got her makeup and hair done prior to last month's Jacquemus fashion show in Italy.

At one point in the prep, Jennie is spotted putting a device up to her lips ... and moments later, she blows vapor out of her mouth with the crew standing nearby.

Oak Ridge Boys Singer Joe Bonsall Dead at 76

Joe Bonsall, the longtime tenor for the iconic country/gospel group The Oak Ridge Boys, is dead.

Joe died Tuesday as a result of complications from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) ... according to a statement from his band.

He had been battling ALS -- also known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- for more than 4 years ... and in January he announced he was dropping out of the group's farewell tour.

Courteney Cox Trolls Her Wellness Routine With Stone Cold Bikini Fit!!!

Courteney Cox isn't just grinding at the gym -- she's having a blast with it too, as you can see in this clip of her poking fun at her own efforts to stay forever young ... in a bikini.

The "Friends" star took fans behind the scenes of her wellness routine regimen, flaunting her toned figure in a tiny sports bra as she explained she's not exactly thrilled with recently hitting the big 6-0 -- so she's doing what she's gotta do to stay fabulous.

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CC launched into her grueling exercise routine ... powering through squats, pull-ups, crunches, cardio and arm rows like a champ.

Browns Legend Bernie Kosar Reveals Health Issues ... Liver Failure, Parkinson's

Cleveland Browns great Bernie Kosar is opening up on his serious medical issues ... revealing he's currently battling both Parkinson's disease and liver failure.

The former Pro Bowl quarterback went into detail about his current health status in an interview with Cleveland Magazine this week ... when he explained he has had problems with his liver for years, but never really addressed it until he was diagnosed with cirrhosis roughly 16 months ago.

Kosar has been receiving treatment at University Hospitals in Ohio ... and his condition was described as "dire" at the start of 2024. Thankfully, it has since improved.

DEAD WOMAN REMAINS FOUND IN NYC SLEEPING BAG

Grim news outta New York City -- a woman's body was found in a sleeping bag left on a sidewalk for trash pickup.

Authorities found the decomposing body wrapped in a plastic bag inside the sleeping bag, which was tied to a dolly cart -- this after they responded to reports Friday of a suspicious package with a foul smell outside a building on East 27th Street.

The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Yazmeen Williams, and cops have ruled her death a homicide ... revealing she was shot in the head.

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