Breakthrough Prize Honors Celebs Out At Glamourous Gala ... Skipping Coachella!!!

Coachella's first weekend's still ragin', but some celebs chose to stay closer to home ... picking tuxedos and champagne instead of hard partyin' in the desert.

The 10th annual Breakthrough Prize Honors -- known in some circles as "The Oscars of Science" -- took place at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Saturday night and many of Hollywood's more "serious" stars stuck around for the festivities.

Kim Kardashian and her mom Kris Jenner took centerstage, of course ... wearing off-setting black and white ensembles while Elon Musk and Bradley Cooper kept it simple in traditional tuxes.

Philadelphia 76ers Unveil Iverson Statue ... That's It?!?

The 76ers just unveiled their new Allen Iverson statue ... and its stature has fans all across the NBA world scratching their heads -- wondering why the hell it's so small!!

Take a look at The Answer's new bust -- which Philadelphia officials just placed outside the Sixers' practice facility on Friday -- it's about the size of the Heisman Trophy!

In total, including its base, it appears to be less than six feet tall ... as AI -- who stands at 6'0 -- was quite literally at eye-level with it.

People who loved the Hall of Famer's game quickly took to social media to clown it ... with famed internet personality Jomboy writing, "Sixers promised Allen Iverson a statue and gave him a toy soldier."

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Added basketball reporter Jeff Goodman, "Where’s the rest of the statue???"

Iverson, though, didn't seem to have much of an issue with it ... when he spoke with reporters about the figurine, he called it a whale of honor.

And, to be fair, most of the statues that currently reside outside of the team’s Camden practice facility aren't all that big … for instance, Charles Barkley's is only a few inches taller than him.

But still, the internet wasn't pleased nonetheless.

It, of course, has been a rough year for NBA statue-makers ... as back in February, the Lakers revealed a sculpture honoring Kobe Bryant that was riddled with spelling errors.

The Miami Heat are in the works to erect a Dwyane Wade statue in the fall ... here's to hoping that one can avoid similar pitfalls.

Jelly Roll Plane Performs Emergency Landing ... Flight to CMT Awards!!!

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Jelly Roll's private jet came to a sudden halt earlier this week ... with JR's wife revealing the plane turned around mid-flight because of technical issues.

Bunnie Xo -- another big-time star and Jelly's better half -- shared a terrifying clip to TikTok Thursday where the captain of their flight came out to speak with passengers.

It's sorta hard to make out what the pilot's saying ... but, it definitely didn't sound cheery -- and the room's in nearly utter silence as the captain seemingly tries to provide reassurance.

Lily Allen Beyoncé's Country 'Calculated, Weird' ... Slams 'Cowboy Carter'

Lily Allen isn't holding back when it comes to sharing her honest opinion about Beyoncé's new country album ... slamming the chart-topper for trying too hard.

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The English singer broke down "Cowboy Carter" during Wednesday's episode of her "Miss Me?" podcast -- and Lily and her cohost, Miquita Oliver, zeroed in on Bey's rendition of Dolly Parton's "Jolene."

Lily, who's married to David Harbour, said she found it a "weird" move to redo such a legendary song, in the first place.

LILY ALLEN EL COUNTRY DE BEYONCÉ "Calculado y raro"

Lily Allen no se contiene a la hora de compartir su sincera opinión sobre el nuevo álbum country de Beyoncé, y critica a la cantante por forzar las cosas.

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La cantante inglesa revisó "Cowboy Carter" durante el episodio del miércoles de su pódcast "Miss Me?" y Lily y su co-presentadora -Miquita Oliver- se centraron en la interpretación de Bey de "Jolene" de Dolly Parton.

Lily, que está casada con David Harbour, dijo que le parecía un movimiento "raro" rehacer una canción tan legendaria, en primer lugar.

Cher Fans Rip Jennifer Hudson ... We BELIEVE You Dissed Cher!!!

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Cher fans are on a tear after the iHeartRadio Awards Monday night, after Jennifer Hudson upstaged her during one of Cher's most famous songs.

Cher was accepting the Icon Award -- a huge honor. Before accepting, she took the stage with J-Hud to perform "Believe," and it had shades of another iconic duo -- Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer's duet, "Enough is Enough," where the two battled for top voice.

The song was great, but at the end, Jennifer belted out a huge high note to end the song. Some of Cher's fans thought it crossed the line. One user said, "Seriously, chill Jennifer, why are you trying to upstage Cher?"

Cher Fans critican a Jennifer Hudson... ¡¡¡Creen que intentó opacarla!!!

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Los fans de Cher estaban encantados en los premios iHeartRadio el lunes por la noche, antes de que Jennifer Hudson opacara a la artista en una de sus canciones más famosas.

Cher estaba recogiendo el premio Icon, un gran honor, y antes de aceptarlo, subió al escenario con J-Hud para interpretar "Believe", el que tenía matices de similitud con otro dúo icónico, el dueto de Barbra Streisand y Donna Summer en "Enough is Enough", donde las dos luchaban por alcanzar la voz superior.

La canción salió genial, pero al final, Jennifer lanzó una enorme nota alta para terminar la canción. Algunos de los fans de Cher pensaron que se había pasado de la raya. Un usuario dijo: "En serio, cálmate Jennifer, ¿por qué intentas eclipsar a Cher?".

iHeart Music Awards 2024 Beyoncé y Taylor Swift se roban el show... Dan grandes discursos

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Beyoncé y Taylor Swift fueron las principales atracciones de los premios iHeartRadio Music Awards el lunes por la noche, y las dos superestrellas se fueron con más de una estatuilla.

A diferencia de Taylor, Bey apareció en el evento repleto de estrellas que se realizó en el Dolby Theater de Los Ángeles, mostrando su nuevo estilo vaquero, vestida toda de cuero tras el lanzamiento de su muy popular álbum de música country "Cowboy Carter" el viernes pasado. Taylor llegó más tarde y habló a través de un mensaje de video.

Tras posar para algunas fotos en la alfombra roja, Bey y las estrellas entraron para disfrutar del espectáculo, que fue presentado por Ludacris. Entre los nominados estaban Miley Cyrus, Drake, Jelly Roll, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Olivia Rodrigo, Shakira, SZA y Usher.

2024 iHeart Music Awards Beyoncé And Taylor Swift Steal Show ... Give Respective Speeches

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Beyoncé and Taylor Swift were the feature attractions at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards Monday night -- and two superstars walked away with more than a few statues.

But, unlike Taylor, Bey showed up at the star-studded event at L.A.'s Dolby Theater, flashing her new persona as a leather-clad cowgirl after last Friday's release of her very popular country music album, "Cowboy Carter." Taylor arrived later via video message.

After posing for some pics on the red carpet, Bey and the other stars went inside to enjoy the show, which was hosted by Ludacris. Among the awards nominees were Miley Cyrus, Drake, Jelly Roll, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Olivia Rodrigo, Shakira, SZA and Usher.

JoJo Siwa Trots Out the 'Bad Girl' Look ... At iHeartRadio Awards

JoJo Siwa's bad girl persona is clearly here to stay ... 'cause she brought her edgy new look to the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The "Dance Moms" alum was practically unrecognizable Monday at their ceremony in L.A., hitting the red carpet in an all-black mesh bodysuit -- which she paired with dramatic face paint and a theatrical faux hawk.

This attention-grabbing red carpet appearance comes weeks after the former child star announced she was transitioning into her adult era with the release of her new song -- which has been getting met with some mockery here and there.

Boston Marathon Famous Dog, Spencer ... Gets Statue On Route!!!

The famous Boston Marathon dog, Spencer -- who became well known for cheering on runners for years before his death in 2023 -- will now be remembered forever at the iconic race ... officials just erected a statue in his honor.

The bronze sculpture was unveiled over the weekend -- less than two weeks before the next iteration of the famous marathon will take place -- and you can see it features the golden retriever posing with two "Boston Strong" flags in its mouth.

Spencer's owner, Rich Powers, was at the unveiling ceremony ... and he said it was a very "emotional day" for him.

"THANK YOU to all that helped to make this happy," Powers said. "SPENCER is back on the marathon route."

The statue will be positioned at the intersection of Frankland and West Union in Ashland, Massachusetts -- where runners will pass by frequently on the Boston Marathon route.

Spencer -- who attended the race for nine years and was named the official dog of the marathon by the Boston Athletic Association -- sadly died at 13 in Sept. 2023 after being diagnosed with inoperable cancer.

Will & Jada's Charity Closing Down After Loss of Donors ... Oscars Slap to Blame???

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are shutting down their charitable foundation due, at least partly, to fallout from Will's infamous Oscars slap.

The A-list spouses are closing the Will And Jada Smith Family Foundation amid a significant drop off in donations, according to Variety ... which says the foundation's tax filings show major donors -- like CAA and American Airlines -- bailed after Will slapped Chris Rock during the 2022 Academy Awards.

Apparently, the foundation went from bringing in over $2 million in 2021 to less than $400K in 2022.

ANNE HATHAWAY "NO PUDE CONSEGUIR TRABAJO DESPUES DE LOS OSCARS..." "Nolan fue como un ángel"

Anne Hathaway dice que la gente no la quería después de ganar el Oscar, tanto así que los estudios se mantuvieron alejados... hasta que Christopher Nolan llamó a su puerta (otra vez).

La actriz habló con Vanity Fair sobre todo el odio que estaba recibiendo en la década de 2010, el cual alcanzó su punto máximo en 2013 cuando se llevó a casa una estatuilla por su papel en "Los Miserables". En aquel momento dio un sentido (pero para algunos, cringe) discurso de aceptación.

Este fenómeno -conocido en ese momento como "Hathahate", en realidad se había estado gestando durante unos años, remontándose a 2011, cuando fue anfitriona de los Oscar junto a James Franco. Ya entonces la gente decía que la encontraban demasiado sincera, torpe y "molesta".

Anne Hathaway I Couldn't Get a Job Post-Oscars ... Nolan Threw Me Lifeline

Anne Hathaway says people in the public really didn't like her after she won her Oscar -- so much so, studios steered clear ... that is, until Christopher Nolan came knocking (again).

The actress opened up about to Vanity Fair about all the hate she was receiving in the early 2010s -- which reached its peak in 2013 when she took home a statuette for her role in "Les Misérables" ... when she gave a heartfelt (but to some, cringe-worthy) acceptance speech.

This phenomenon -- known at the time as "Hathahate" -- had actually been building up for a few years, going back to 2011 when she hosted the Oscars with James Franco. Even then, people were saying they found her a little too sincere, awkward and "annoying."

Joe Biden Trolls Trump Over Golf Awards ... 'Quite The Accomplishment'

Joe Biden took time out of his Sunday night to throw a jab at Donald Trump ... trolling the former president for receiving golf awards at his own course.

No. 45 got the honors at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida ... earning the titles of Club Champion and Senior Club Champion -- and afterward, he gloated about it on Truth Social.

In his post, Trump said he got the trophies over a talented field ... writing, "The qualifying and match play was amazing."

Kurupt Dre is Rap's 🐐 Producer But... Rakim Is Best MC Ever!!!

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Dr. Dre recently stamped Eminem as the greatest MC to ever touch a microphone -- but Kurupt is saying the root of the greatest begins with the 18th letter - Rakim Allah!!!

TMZ Hip Hop got a few seconds to chop it up with Tha Dogg Pound chief outside Dre's WOF ceremony.

Kurupt and Dre have been tight since their chart-topping Death Row days, and he was outside showing support as Daz Dillinger stayed AWOL.

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Dre recently told James Corden he thinks Em is the best rapper ever ... he watched him blossom into the hip hop megastar under his watch, and says he's earned the honor.

Kurupt's a diehard hip hop aficionado himself, and quickly picked Dre as rap's greatest producer, while also giving Em his props as one of the greats -- but firmly tells us Rakim is on the top of any list worth arguing over!!!

Em likely wouldn't argue either ... he calls Rakim one of the G.O.A.T.s as well, and credits the "Paid in Full" creator with being the first MC he heard using complex rhyme patterns ... ultimately pushing Slim Shady to take things to another level.

Ranking rappers is tricky biz -- and also part of the game. Can't forget about the pioneers though!!!

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