Bronny James Awesome Driveway Dunk Sesh ... With Shareef O'Neal

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Here's a preview of what the NBA All-Star game's gonna look like in a few years ... Bronny James throwing some ferocious dunks while messing around with Shareef O'Neal!

The whole thing went down at LeBron James' Brentwood mansion -- where Shaq's sons, Shareef and Shaqir, rolled over for a shootaround with Bronny and some other friends, including Syracuse recruit Dior Johnson (one of the best high school players in the country).

LeBron was so impressed he whipped out his phone and started shooting video ... and it's pretty great.

Shareef seems to be doing REALLY well after heart surgery earlier this year. He's expected to get back on the court for UCLA next season.

Of course, Bronny just transferred to Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles -- one of the top hoops programs in the nation -- where he'll be playing with Dwyane Wade's kids.

Future looks good, doesn't it?!

Guess Who This Brown-Eyed Girl Turned Into!

This mahogany-eyed teen went on to become one of the funniest ladies in the (wine) country.

She cut her comedy teeth as a regular on "Saturday Night Live" in the 2000s, but this actress actually got her start in showbiz on hospital dramas like "City of Angels" and "Chicago Hope." After her big 'SNL' break -- where she played characters like Beyonce, Tyra Banks, Barbara Streisand and even Donatella Versace -- she went on to bigger and better things.

This kiddo has starred on hit shows like "Up All Night," "Portlandia," "Brooklyn 99," "Maya & Marty," "Big Mouth," "The Awesomes," "The Good Place" and others.

She's also acted in some huge movies, such as "As Good As It Gets," "MacGruber," "Idiocracy," "Shrek the Third," "Grown Ups," "50 First Dates," "The Happytime Murders," "Bridesmaids" ... and Amy Poehler's Netflix movie, "Wine Country."

FYI, this star is tight with a bunch of the funniest women in the industry -- Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and a bunch of those other 'SNL' alums are good pals of hers.

2019 is seeing her lend her talents to a ton of voice acting, but we're sure we'll see her on the big screen again soon enough here.

Can you guess who she is?

Guess Who This Suited-Up Star Turned Into!

Before this suited-up star was front-and-center in one of the biggest shows on television, he grew up in New Zealand and fell in love with the guitar, playing the instrument on street corners around his family home in Auckland. When he was only 14 years old, he recorded a solo guitar album.

He's the youngest of three children, born to a mother from New Zealand and a father from Samoa. As you can see, his hair was brown when he was a little guy ... but now it's red. He also sings and writes lyrics. 

Can you guess who he is?

Beyonce Chasing Waterfalls for Music Vid Shoot ... Sorry, Grand Canyon Campers!!!

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Beyonce is getting the star treatment at one of the most beautiful locations in the Grand Canyon -- but her music video shoot will likely piss off a few die-hard campers. 

TMZ obtained this footage of Bey and her crew as they shot Wednesday in the shadow of the spectacular Havasu Falls. That's her draped in a blue dress with the stunning backdrop ... a majestic waterfall, bright blue waters and a tiny forest of green. 

Easy to see why Beyonce would want to shoot here -- for those not in the know, Havasu Falls is right next to a super-exclusive campsite that requires a reservation that's tough to get. The Havasupai tribe owns the land and only approves 300 camping passes a day. Thousands of people get turned away daily. 

Beyonce plays by different rules.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Beyonce's team arranged the visit beforehand, and the tribe made an exception in her case by granting her use of the land for a few hours. Police are handling crowd control, because the nearby campground is packed. 

Our sources say Beyonce and her peeps flew in by helicopter ... shot for about 5 hours and then bolted. 

In our footage, you see Beyonce climbing into the chopper in a white robe, accompanied by Blue Ivy.

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Most campers ride a mule or hike to get to the campsite, but they ain't Bey. 

Beyonce & Blue Ivy Lead the Pride at 'Lion King' Debut ... In Roaring Fashion

Beyonce and Blue Ivy were a spitting image of each other at the premiere of the new 'Lion King' movie -- and they couldn't have looked more like royalty if they tried.

Queen Bey and her cub rocked half suit jackets and half gowns on the red carpet Tuesday at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, where the live-action Disney reboot was getting its West Coast debut. Mama bear lion was adorned in glittering chains that covered her upper half, while she led a flowing mesh train down low ... with BI wearing a similar outfit.

Beyonce's hairdo was something to behold as well -- it looks like she went with an intricate braided look, with her hair parted on the left side and slightly curled toward the front.

Blue Ivy had her locks up in pigtails, which were wrapped in what looked a lot like diamond hair ties. It's like they were reflecting Bey's character in the flick -- young and adult Nala.

A bunch of the cast was there too, including a dapper Donald Glover (Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumba), Billy Eichner (Timon) Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari) and other celebs who showed up just 'cause ... Tiffany Haddish, Chrissy Metz, Jimmy Kimmel and Chance the Rapper.

As for what folks are saying about the movie ... it's apparently really, REALLY good (graphics-wise, anyway). Critics are calling it a spectacular visual feat like nothing Disney's done. 

Yeah, ya gotta catch this one on the big screen. 

Guess Who This Blonde Beauty Turned Into!

She was born Laura Jeanne but you know her by a much more recognizable name. This blondie got in the entertainment biz at just 7 years old and was going strong until she put her career on hold to attend Stanford.

She then put her college education on hold after landing "Fear" -- starring alongside Mark Wahlberg. She'd later star alongside Kiefer Sutherland in "Freeway" ... but it wasn't until 2001 when she broke out as a huge star. Legally, we're allowed to tell you ... but then where's the fun in guessing? Five years later, she brought home an Oscar for Best Actress.

Can you guess who she is?

Guess Who This Fry Guy Turned Into!

This glasses-wearing, french fry-munching kiddo grew up to be a hilarious stand-up comedian but before that ... he displayed his book smarts attending and graduating from Georgetown University. He also had a huge affinity for hiking.

But, there was no doubt performing was his true calling. He starred in the hit FX comedy series that had every fantasy football fan around the country going crazy. Most recently, his animated series on Netflix has also blown up. He voices over 20 characters on that show.

He also starred in the 2014 flick "Adult Beginners" and lent his voice to "Sausage Party" and "The Addams Family" as Uncle Fester.

Can you guess who he is?

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Baby Archie Becomes a Christian ... Welcome to the Club!!!

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son just hit a new milestone in Royal life ... becoming a Christian under the Church of England ... even though nobody really got to see it happen.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held a closed-door christening Saturday morning for baby Archie in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle, where only about 25 people were reportedly in attendance for the intimate ceremony. They snapped this pic afterward.

It's the whole family here pretty much -- sans Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip -- with Meghan and Harry front and center, and Archie on mommy's lap.

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Check out the mug on the baby BTW -- it's the first time we're seeing the kid's face in full view since he was born, and lo and behold ... the 2-month-old is absolutely adorable.

As for other details, the Royals have been pretty tight-lipped -- only saying in their announcement, "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment."

A rep added, "Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie." No word on ID of godfather -- keepin' it in the family, it seems.

And, if you were wondering about the christening wear of the child, the Royals explained that too, saying it's actually a replica of a traditional gown that's been worn by royal infants for 11 years. Of course, the Royals are all about tradition ... in religion and otherwise.

One last fun fact -- the guy who handled Archie's christening -- Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby -- is the same dude who baptized Meg before she got hitched with Harry. She was already raised Christian, but it never hurts to make things official.

Ditto for Archie ... congrats!!!

'Big Little Lies' Child Star It Pays to be Amabella Again Try $20k Per Episode!!!

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HBO's smash hit series "Big Little Lies" has got a lot of kiddos featured in the program -- and one of them is getting paid BANK to run it back for the second season.

12-year-old Ivy George -- who starred as Laura Dern's daughter, Amabella, in season 1, and was brought back for #2 -- is making quite the bundle for her second go-round in Monterey.

According to Ivy's minors contract -- obtained by TMZ -- she's raking a cool $20,000 per episode ... and with the season expected to run 7 deep, IG's looking at a hefty $140k. On top of filming episodes, Ivy's expected to be available for press junkets, photo shoots and pretty much anything else needed from her or likeness to promote the show -- including up to 10 personal appearances for media and the like. 

While she isn't entitled to any profits HBO might make from 'BLL,' Ivy did get free airfare (first and/or business class), lodging and per diem during production. Season 2 is already airing, BTW -- but good to know Ivy got treated better than her character did in season 1.

In case you're unfamiliar, Amabella was part of a key story line that involved her getting bullied at school ... which got her mom, Laura's character, freaking out in epic fashion. 

The kid has kinda taken a back seat for season 2 -- so far, anyway (yeah, we're watching) -- but hey, at least Ivy's getting paid well to show face in second grade ... without much dialogue.

Not a bad gig at all. 

Guess Who This Firey Kid Turned Into!

This teething little red head was born in NYC and her parents were also actors. It's no wonder why it didn't take her long to get into the family biz ... doing commercial work and voice-overs at the age of 4. Just three years later ... she appeared in her first movie, "Private Parts." Crazy, right?

She ultimately landed a ton of roles but in the midst of her rise as an actress she studied voice, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap and theatre dance. She even performed at the Lincoln Center. She'd ultimately move to Los Angeles when she was 18 and within 2 weeks landed a part in a pilot named "My American Family." The show's title ultimately changed to "Modern Family."

Can you guess who she is?

Millie Bobby Brown Screw the 'Stranger' Boys I'm BFFs w/ Brad & Angie's Kids!!!

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Welcome to the Upside Down -- where Millie Bobby Brown is apparently great pals with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's kids all of a sudden.

The "Stranger Things" star was spotted Monday hanging out in L.A. with Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Zahara Jolie-Pitt -- two of Brad and Angie's kids who are about the same age as MB ... early teens. We're told they were grabbing lunch at Mel's Diner. 

Millie certainly seems friendly with both of them -- holding hands with Zahara, and with an arm wrapped around Shiloh. They were all smiles too as they strolled around together.

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We haven't seen the Jolie-Pitt kids much without one of their parents hanging off their hip -- it's usually Angie who's out with the children in public ... but this time, it looks like the kids are on their own (with at least one bodyguard close by, of course). 

As for Millie, she's befriended some super famous people in the biz since skyrocketing to fame as the star of the Netflix series -- everyone from Drake to Ariana Grande, as well as Aaron Paul and Maddie Ziegler, among others. She's kinda the It Girl of Hollywood.

Now, it appears the Jolie-Pitt family are getting their fair share of Eleven too, and the timing is nothing short of perfect. Season 3 drops this week ... it's supposed to be the best one yet.

Bust out the '80s music -- it's demogorgon season, kids. 

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Sunday FunDay With Fam, Lambos & Brad Pitt!!!

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are keeping things balanced in their lives -- hanging with their kids for lunch Sunday, but then partying with Brad Pitt later.

Kimye and half their brood -- North and Saint -- hit up the fancy joint Crustacean Beverly Hills ... rolling up in style with not 1, not 2 but THREE black matte Lamborghinis. The couple actually owns 5 of the whips in total. Check out the vid ... when the late lunch ended, the kiddos jumped into their own Lambo.

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After mama buckled 'em up ... Kim and Kanye jumped into the lead Lambo and drove off. They headed to a fancy crib in the Hollywood Hills where they rubbed elbows with Andrew Garfield and, of course, Brad.

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It's unclear what the occasion was that brought them all together, but it was just the latest celebration for Kim, who's been partying like a rock star almost nonstop since Thursday's 35th birthday bash for Khloe

Kim, Khloe and Kendall also got dolled up Saturday night to celebrate Larsa Pippen's birthday. Helluva weekend and a great warm-up for all the upcoming holiday festivities!

Guess Who This Brunette Boy Turned Into!

This brown-eyed boy with a slick hairstyle would go on to become a regular actor on a TV series starring a lot of girls. Well before that, though ... this Omaha, Nebraska kid did community theater with Conor Oberst, who would go on to form the band Bright Eyes.

Need more clues? He got his start in the entertainment biz doing voice-over work and commercials, including a "Grease" spoof with Amy Adams in 1997.

His voice-over skills still land him roles to this day, but the actor really made a name for himself as the star of a 2011 Broadway musical ... for which he received a Tony nomination. Oh, and he won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album for his righteous role.

Can you guess who he is?

Guess Who This Sweatband Sweetie Turned Into!

Before this sweatband sweetie burst onto the scene as one of the cast members of "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood," she was born and raised just up the California coast in Oakland.

She grew up as a dancer, but now she's a fashion designer and entrepreneur working alongside her super famous husband. They have one kid together. Her husband, by the way, is a musician with a unique connection to Kim Kardashian.

If you still need a couple more hints ... she has got a royal nickname and we must say it's quite lovely.

Can you guess who she is?

Guess Who This Turtleneck Tot Turned Into!

Before this turtleneck tot was starring in movies and TV shows, hosting game shows and being front and center of his own reality show, he was born and raised in Flint, Michigan.

Growing up, he stood out on the football field and earned a scholarship to play at Western Michigan University. He was an All-Conference defensive end and got drafted by the Los Angeles Rams.

His NFL career included stops with the Rams, Chargers, Eagles and Redskins. After he hung up his cleats, he moved back to L.A. to try his hand at acting ... and soon he was starring alongside the likes of Ice Cube and Adam Sandler.

Can you guess who he is?

Cardi B and Offset Drop $100,000 ... On Birthday Bling For Kulture!!!

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Cardi B and Offset are making sure Kulture is one blinged-out baby ... spending a huge chunk of change on a super lavish present for their daughter's upcoming first birthday party.

Our sources tell us, Kulture is getting some serious bday bling when she turns 1 next month ... and we've got an early look at the extravagant piece of custom jewelry.

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Check it out ... when Kulture celebrates her first birthday on July 10, she's gonna get this super sick piece from her parents, featuring characters from her favorite TV show, "Word Party."

We've learned Cardi commissioned celeb jeweler Eliantte for the project ... and the pendant and chain are made of diamonds, white gold and vibrantly colored enamel. Altogether, we're told Cardi dropped about $100,000 to keep Kulture ice cold.

Kulture's first birthday bash is gonna be one for the ages ... Cardi recently revealed she's pulling out all the stops, and spending a whopping $400k on the festivities!!!

Ah, the perks of being born to a hip-hop power couple.