'Friends' Fountain and Original Stage Used for Reunion Nostalgia

'Friends' fans tuning in to the upcoming reunion special won't just see some familiar faces, they'll see familiar places too ... including the famous water fountain and original set.

Sources familiar with production tell us the reunion was shot over the span of 3 days at Warner Brothers Studios last week. We've obtained a photo from the lot showing bleachers and equipment set up around the fountain where the show's opening credits were shot.

Our sources say a live audience participated in the reunion, but it appeared they were mostly union extras, COVID screened and hired for the gig.

Production took things inside as well ... using the show's old stage to film parts of the reunion as well.

As for what was discussed in front of the cameras, that still remains a mystery ... but we know all of the show's stars -- Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc -- participated.

In fact, Perry sent 'Friends' fans into a frenzy Saturday when he quickly posted then deleted a photo of himself in a makeup chair with the caption, "Seconds before eating a makeup brush. Not to mention reuniting with my Friends."

The special is set to air on HBO sometime in the next few months.

NM State Police Officer Killed by AR-15 Toting Drug Dealer ... Dashcam Vid Released

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New Mexico State Police are revealing the harrowing moment Officer Darian Jarrott was disgustingly gunned down in cold blood when he pulled over a drug dealer armed with an assault weapon.

NM cops just released this dashcam and bodycam video from Officer Jarrott ... he had pulled over Omar Felix Cueva on Feb. 4 on the I-10 outside Las Cruces. Jarrott told Cueva he was being stopped because his window tint was too dark. Cueva was initially cooperative, but the stop took an ugly turn when Jarrott asked Cueva if he had any firearms.

Jarrott apparently saw a weapon inside Cueva's truck as he was stepping out of the vehicle, and asked Cueva if he could take it off him ... as he put it, "for my safety?" Those would be one of Jarrott's last words. As Cueva stepped out of the truck, Jarrott couldn't see him lift an AR-15-style rifle ... which he unloaded at the officer as they got to the back of the truck.

You hear Jarrott yell, "Oh, s**t!" as the bullets started flying. Cops say Jarrott went down immediately, and Cueva ran over to him and fired several more rounds at point-blank range before fleeing the scene.

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While a Dept. of Homeland Security officer arrived and tried to save Jarrott's life, a 40-mile pursuit of Cueva was just beginning. Police eventually tracked him down on the highway, using a pit maneuver to spin his truck.

Cueva initiated an all-out gun battle with the cops and was killed in the hail of return fire. Las Cruces PD officer Adrian De La Garza was injured in the shootout but survived after treatment at a hospital.

Police are still investigating the fatal incident as Cueva had an extensive violent criminal record. No doubt, authorities want to know how someone with his history was able to get his hands on an assault weapon.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Emotional Video for Ashley Cain's Baby Girl ... As She Battles Leukemia

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is sending his love and support to "The Challenge" star Ashley Cain ... as doctors say his 8-month-old daughter only has days to live.

Ashley and his wife posted the video message Dwayne sent to them just days after they got the heart-wrenching prognosis for their baby girl, Azaylia. The Rock said, "Brother, I'm so sorry to hear this news. My heart breaks for you."

But, he also sent words of encouragement, saying ... "You tell that little lion I said, 'Let's go Champ, and to stay strong."

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Ashley -- who was a UK soccer player before joining MTV's hit reality series -- and his girlfriend announced last week little Azaylia was battling leukemia and had tumors on several of her organs.

His fans, in Great Britain and the States, are showing incredible support. The family started a GoFundMe for Azaylia's medical bills, and it's already raised nearly $1.8 million.

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Doctors thought she wouldn't survive the first round of chemotherapy, but she's already had 2 treatments. The Rock talked about the amazing impact Azaylia's already having on loved ones ... and that clearly includes fans around the world, as well as her family.

Vin Diesel Neighbors Say Vin's Hired Muscle Way Too Aggressive

Vin Diesel has a security problem ... with his neighbors, who say the actor's security team act like they own the hood.

Vin is renting a place in a gated community in the Dominican Republic, and neighbors say he has 12 aggressive security guards protecting him and his fam.

The neighbor next door says the last straw was this Easter, when the guards blocked pedestrians and traffic so Vin and his kids could bicycle.

The neighbor wrote a letter to Vin, obtained by TMZ, in which he says, "For a few weeks I have personally witnessed and heard from fellow homeowners the unprecedented and abusive display of your security people around our homes and beach. Interrogating us, blocking our street with five or six SUV's. Stopping residents while walking when you ride your bicycle."

The neighbor goes on ... "In over ten years the homeowners in Fundadores Juanillo Beach have never endured and suffered such absurd comportment by anyone renting a home in our very small, private and very secure community."

The neighbor, who's from New York, had a tinge of sarcasm when he wrote, "You should know that you are visiting a community where no one is a threat to you, or anyone else that visits us."

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A source close to Vin tells TMZ, the actor's been going to the DR for 20 years, and he's gotten along great with everyone. As for the Easter incident, the source says Vin was riding his bike with his kids and handing out Easter baskets to workers in the community. The source adds there was extra security because Vin's entire family was there.

The source says it was never Vin's intent to inconvenience his neighbors.  He loves the community and has brought production to the area.  The source adds the security team are all Dominicans, because Vin wanted he help employ people in the area.

Swizz Beatz 'Long Live the King!!! DMX'

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Swizz Beatz eulogized his old friend and music partner DMX ... saying he lived to help others and made their pain his.

Swizz, who collabed with X on "Ruff Ryders" ... recorded a moving tribute to his longtime friend, calling him a prophet ... a unique individual who never flashed the trappings of wealth because that wasn't important to him.  Swizz says X's purpose in life was to comfort people, despite his own, unrelenting pain.

He says DMX suffered every single day from the time they met.  And Swizz says there's a reason ... "He took everybody's pain and made it his."

The tribute is heartbreaking -- Swizz says, "He would go to jail to escape his pain.  That's how much pain my brother had everyday ...He would win an award an American Music Award, you name it and didn’t understand why he deserved it because he knew and he felt that other people deserved it more than him. He never lived for hisself."

And there's this ... Swizz says DMZ never sold out, not even close -- "Everybody threw millions of dollars. You could not buy DMX. You couldn’t buy him, he was never for sale. His loyalty for who he loved was never for sale. His family was never for sale. His integrity was never for sale. You might learn something from him. He taught me a lot."

Swizz says he cried 50 times before delivering his message ... a message to a man who was a true humanitarian. And, unlike many celebs, "He did more charity than probably every artist I know.  The only difference with his charity was he never talked about it."

And Swizz ends by saying he's comforted to know DMX's pain is gone forever and he's at peace.

It's super moving ... worth the watch.

J Lo Massive Engagement Ring MIA ... What Gives???

Jennifer Lopez is missing a ring worth nearly $2 mil, but it wasn't a jewelry heist ... it's actually a mystery surrounding her engagement to A-Rod.

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J Lo posted a pic of herself Saturday on the set of the movie she's shooting in the D.R.  The movie's called "Shotgun Wedding," and speaking of ... where's her engagement ring?

She captioned the pic, "Keep calm and work on the weekend." The emerald-cut ring with a massive diamond was MIA. BTW, the ring's worth an estimated $1.8 mil, but the issue's not the cost ... it's the whereabouts of the bling.

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As you all know by now ... J Lo and A-Rod hit a rough patch recently, seemingly calling off their engagement for a nanosecond and then saying they're working through things. As we reported, their people told us they had briefly called it quits, although they say they never broke things off.

A-Rod flew to the D.R. after the breakup story broke ... and it seemed like they were patching things up.

But now, the ring's the thing. She clearly posted the pic with intention ... so decipher for yourself.

Stars and Scars You Be the Judge

Really tough week with DMX, and Tiger's accident case is closed, but was it reckless driving? So we gotta ask ...

DMX -- Put Him On Rap's Mt. Rushmore ...

Meghan Should Go To Philip's Funeral ...

Tiger Should Have Been Ticketed For Reckless Driving ...

Boycott Atlanta Over Voting Restrictions ...

I Like That Kim's A Billionaire ...

I'd Rather Double Date With ...

Khloe's Leaked Bikini Pic ...

The Rock For President

Matt McConaughey for TX Governor ...

Actress Chantel Giacalone Family Awarded $29.5 Mil Malpractice in Peanut Allergy Emergency

The family of an aspiring actress just received a whopping $29.5 million verdict, after the woman became a quadriplegic after suffering a severe allergic reaction and not getting proper care from paramedics.

Chantel Giacalone was in great distress back in 2013 when she went into anaphylactic shock after eating a peanut butter pretzel. At the time, she was at a convention at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center in Vegas, modeling clothing at the MAGIC Fashion Trade Show.

Paramedics from MedicWest Ambulance were on-site and attempted to help Chantel, who appeared in "The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations" and "Hollow Walls." The problem ... the paramedics did not have IV epinephrine, an adrenaline treatment, which Nevada law requires paramedics to have on hand. She lost oxygen for a period of time, which ultimately devastated her body.

Chantel now lives in her parents' dining room and must be fed through a tube. She can only communicate with her eyes and requires round-the-clock care.

Chantel's mom said after the verdict, "At least my daughter will be taken care of. I'm happy about that." Her dad added, "All the anguish that we've been through for the last eight years, I'm not happy about. I just hope MedicWest changes their ways."

Chantel is now 35. Her doctors say her life expectancy, at best, is 55.

Bad Bunny Shocks WWE Universe With Impressive WrestleMania Debut

Bad Bunny proved he's more than just an international music superstar, he's got a spot as one of the best celebs to fight in the WWE too ... shocking fans at his WrestleMania debut.

Night one of the wrestling world's Super Bowl kicked off Saturday in Tampa, FL. Nasty weather delayed the event for about 30 minutes, which eventually kicked off in front of 25,000 fans at Raymond James Stadium.

Among the matches were a tag-team bout with Bad Bunny and Damian Priest facing off against The Miz -- who Bunny's been feuding with over the last couple weeks -- and John Morrison.

Bunny stunned the crowd, pulling off some impressive high-flying and acrobatic moves before eventually getting the win.

Fans called his WrestleMania debut among the best WWE celebrity matches of all time ... so don't be surprised if Bunny's back in the ring in the near future.

Kid Cudi Rocks Dress on 'SNL' ... For Kurt Cobain Tribute

Kid Cudi paid homage to the later rocker Kurt Cobain -- who died almost 27 years ago to the day -- by wearing a dress almost identical to one worn by the Nirvana frontman.

Cudi was the musical guest Saturday on "Saturday Night Live," and he first paid respects to fallen 'SNL' star Chris Farley by wearing a t-shirt with Farley's image emblazoned on it as he sang "Tequila Shots."

Cudi also performed "Sad People," and for that, he wore a white, spaghetti-strapped floral dress ... check it out -- it's a spitting image pattern of Cobain's. Folks on social media almost immediately picked up on the significance of the dress. It was an awesome moment and tribute and the messaging is multi-layered. Pretty awesome.

As you probably know ... Cobain died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound April 5, 1994. There were all sorts of theories about his death, but it was ultimately ruled a suicide. He was 27.

Lots of musical acts do their thing but there's not a lot beyond the music. There certainly was here.

Henry Cavill My New GF's a 'Super Sweet 16' Star ... And She Kicked My Ass At Chess!!!

Henry Cavill's got a new girlfriend!!! And he said so himself.

The "Superman" stud introduced GF Natalie Viscuso to his followers, although a bunch of you probably know her already. She was featured on "Super Sweet 16" back in 2005. It's a show about rich kids and their birthday parties. On the show, she somewhat famously said, "I deserve everything I have because I've always been the nice girl, never just the rich girl."

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As for Henry, he posted a pic of them going at it in a game of chess, with the caption, "This is me looking quietly confident shortly before my beautiful and brilliant love Natalie, destroys me at chess."


The "Witcher" star has been linked in the past to Lucy Cork, Tara King and Kaley Cuoco.  Unclear how Henry and Natalie hooked up, but this is pandemic love, which tends to be on the down-low -- just ask Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley. Apparently, it was a thing in 2020.

Dolly Parton New Ice Cream a Hot Commodity ... $1k for a Pint, Anyone???

The launch of Dolly Parton's new ice cream flavor had folks screaming for a scoop, but not quite enough to drop a grand on it ... despite the efforts of online hucksters.

Here's what's going down -- the country music legend teamed up with Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams to create her very own flavor, Strawberry Pretzel Pie, and it created pandemonium this week ... both on Jeni's website and at its actual store locations.

Because so many customers and Dolly lovers were clamoring for her new ice cream, those who apparently managed to get their hands on some tried to cash in ... by listing pints on eBay for $1,000!!!

Talk about rich ice cream!

As beloved as Dolly is, nobody was desperate enough for the Strawberry Pretzel Pie to shell out that kinda dough for ice cream in the mail (delivered on dry ice) ... but that didn't stop people from trying to hook a buyer.

That's not all -- other eBay users were hawking the "Specially made for Dolly Parton" ice cream posters from Jeni's ... but at a much more modest $35. Some of those actually sold.

ICYMI ... Dolly's flavor was released April 8 to benefit Imagination Library, a program she founded to gift free books to children from birth to age 5.

Jeni's said it was only making 10,000 pints, which apparently turned out to be way too few to satisfy everyone's appetite ... and technical difficulties didn't help either.

'RHOC' Braunwyn Windham-Burke Ends Relationship With 1st Girlfriend After Coming Out as Lesbian

Braunwyn Windham-Burke, the first real housewife to come out as lesbian, has reached another couple of firsts ... her first breakup with her first girlfriend.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... the 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star called off her romantic relationship with Kris over a month ago, and the split was amicable.

We're told Braunwyn and Kris, who met on a dating app, remain friends and their relationship didn't end abruptly ... it was a typical end to any relationship that simply runs its course.

TMZ broke the story ... Braunwyn and Kris were all over each other during a WeHo lunch date in November, not long after she came out.

Since the split, our sources say Braunwyn continues to date other women, but she's not in any committed relationships. We're told she's still finding her footing after coming out.

While Braunwyn's seeing other women, she remains married to her husband, Sean Burke, and we're told they still have no plans to divorce after 20 years of marriage and 7 children together.

Talk about a modern family.

Celebrity Scramble Guess Who!

Hidden within this stretched-out snap is a multitalented artist who not only has a super successful rapper but is also starting a new venture by making his debut in WWE at this year's WrestleMania 37.

This famous fella grew up in Puerto Rico, and this year won a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album.

He has created hit after hit with artists such as Cardi B, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, and so many more!

Take a really good look at the photo above and use the clues here to see if you can uncover the mystery as to which celeb has been hiding in this warped photo.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Would ‘Smash John Cena’s Face’ In WWE ... Manager Says


Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager has a warning to pro wrestlers who want a crack at the UFC legend -- be careful what you wish for!!

Now that Khabib has retired from MMA, the big question everyone is asking ... what’s he gonna do next?

A crossover into WWE seems like a natural fit -- and Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz tells us Nurmagomedov will gladly smash anyone who has the stones to get in the ring.

"Let’s be real, [if] any of these soft steroid freaks wanted to go ahead and have a wrestling match with Khabib and they wanna get beat up for real, they know who they need to call," Ali tells us.

"He’ll go there and he’ll smash John Cena’s face. No problem."

Tons of MMA fighters have successfully transitioned into pro wrestling -- and they’re usually super successful at it. From Ronda Rousey to Ken Shamrock to Bobby Lashley and more.

As for now, Khabib has made the transition to coaching ... sharing his expertise with fighters like Luke Rockhold, who recently told us the champ is looking to follow in his father's footsteps as a legendary coach.

Ali explains why Khabib is such a natural in the switch to coaching ... saying, "He got no egos, he loves his friends, he loves his peers and he's there for them."

"You're gonna see a lot of new generation coming from his team. They're probably going to dominate the UFC or MMA in general."

Yeah, coaching is great and everything ... but can we PLEASE see Khabib in the squared circle?!?!

Guess Who These WWE Cute Kids Turned Into!!!

Before these tiny tots made it big time in professional wrestling, they were just a bunch of kids focusing on growing up!

From playing dress-up and posing for school pictures to running around in the yard ... These kids had no clue what was ahead!

Little did they know back then that they would all be superstars ... And that some of them would be throwing it down at this year's WrestleMania 37.

Take a trip down memory lane and try to see if you can recognize any of these WWE cute kids!

Can you guess who they are?

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