The man in charge of President Trump's legal fight to overturn the election results was sweating profusely throughout a news conference ... often taking breaks to wipe his face and visible beads of sweat on his forehead.
At one point, it got so bad ... streams of what looks like dark hair dye ran down both sides of his face.
As for what's actually being said at the news conference ... Giuliani's continuing to make baseless claims of rampant voter fraud and discrepancies in multiple states, with added ire for Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
It's truly been a sight to behold -- for reasons far beyond Rudy's bad dye job -- and he's perspiring so much, ya gotta wonder if he's battling an illness. It wouldn't be the first time a Trump-related event included an outbreak.
Boosie Badazz went under the knife after getting shot in the leg, but surgeons didn't remove his foot ... and he's already home from the hospital.
Sources close to Boosie tell TMZ ... he did NOT get his foot amputated -- contrary to reports -- but he did have a couple of surgeries for his gunshot wound.
Our sources say Boosie had a procedure to remove bullet fragments, and he had some screws put in to make sure his foot properly heals.
Boosie has diabetes, which led to speculation about potential amputation, but we're told the only medical decisions in relation to his diabetes had to do with his pre-surgery diet.
Our sources say Boosie and his docs had to hammer out a diet to make sure he would be fine while under anesthesia, and Boosie ended up taking 24 hours to decide if he even wanted the procedures done.
Sources tell us Boosie checked out of the Dallas-area hospital Tuesday, and he's currently resting at home and still in pain because the gunshot wound is near his knee.
We're told Boosie's going to be off his feet for 6 weeks, but he still has both of them.
NBA superstar Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a torn right Achilles tendon -- and will miss the entire 2020-21 season.
It's the worst possible news the Golden State Warriors could have received about the Splash Brother after he went down with an injury during a pickup game Wednesday in Downtown L.A. with other NBA players.
The team initially feared the injury could be severe ... a fear that was realized Thursday after the test results came back.
The injury usually takes 9-to-12 months for recovery -- though Kobe Bryant famously returned after 8 months when he suffered the same injury back in 2013.
What's worse for Klay is that he was busting his ass over the past year to return from a torn ACL in his left knee -- an injury he suffered during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, which required him to miss all of last season.
It's a major blow to the Warriors ... who posted the worst record in the league last season without their 2 biggest stars -- Thompson and Stephen Curry, who was recovering from a broken hand.
Thompson is easily one of the best shooters in the game -- with a career average of 19.5 points on 45% shooting ... including 41% from 3-point range.
Get well soon, Klay!!
12:37 PM PT -- The meat processing giant announced it has suspended without pay the employees involved in the COVID bet lawsuit. What's more ... Tyson Foods will launch an independent investigation ... led by Barack Obama's former U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder.
A rep for Tyson Foods tells TMZ ... the company is extremely upset about the accusations involving some of the leadership at the Waterloo plant. The rep adds, "These allegations do not represent who we are, or our CORE VALUES and Team Behaviors."
The rep added that if the claims are confirmed to be true, "we'll take all measures necessary to root out and remove this disturbing behavior from our company."
A Tyson Foods plant in Iowa had no regard for coronavirus safety, and managers even wagered on how many employees would get the virus ... according to a lawsuit filed by a deceased worker's son.
Oscar Fernandez is suing the food giant and several high-ranking officials, claiming his dad, Isidro -- who died April 26 -- was infected with COVID-19 along with 1,000 other employees because the Waterloo facility did not take proper precautions.
Fernandez claims Tyson required employees to work long hours in cramped conditions despite a coronavirus outbreak, failed to provide sufficient PPE and did not implement proper social distancing measures.
Most shockingly, according to the suit ... the Waterloo plant manager organized a cash buy-in, winner-take-all betting pool for supervisors and managers to bet on how many employees would test positive for the virus.
Fernandez repeatedly claims high-ranking Tyson officials pressured workers to keep working no matter what -- and even lobbied government officials to help keep the plant open -- despite 2 dozen employees being admitted to the emergency room in April and the plant temporarily shutting down.
Tyson is being sued for fraudulent misrepresentations, gross negligence and wanton disregard for worker safety.
The company has denied many of the allegations, although their comments have not specifically addressed the alleged betting pool.
Tyson says ... "We're saddened by the loss of any Tyson team member and sympathize with their families. Our top priority is the health and safety of our workers and we've implemented a host of protective measures at Waterloo and our other facilities that meet or exceed CDC and OSHA guidance for preventing Covid-19."
Originally published -- 6:48 PM PT
Lots of folks are about to be giving thanks to Ibotta ... the shopping rewards app is hooking up free Thanksgiving dinners, and they're pretty easy to snag.
Here's the deal ... Ibotta's teamed up with a bunch of brands to offer cash-back rebates for Thanksgiving meal staples like turkey breast, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, crispy fried onions and cream of mushroom soup ... as long as they shop at Walmart.
Hungry folks can wash it all down with a free Coke, just like the Pilgrims did.
All ya gotta do is select from a fixed menu of 9 products from Butterball, Campbell's, Coca-Cola, French's, Great Value, Idahoan and McCormick at your local Walmart or online ... and then head over to Ibotta to get the refund for the meal.
To get the dough, ya gotta scan your Walmart receipt with the Ibotta app and boom ... turkey dinner, winner winner!!!
There is a limited selection, but with so many hurting economically during the pandemic ... this is pretty clutch.
Free Thanksgiving dinner beats the hell outta super spread meals. Every time.
Originally Published -- 11/18 12:31 PM PT
This is a real hoot -- a baby owl found nestled in the freshly cut Rockefeller Center Christmas tree should be soaring free in no time.
According to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in New York ... one of the workers who helped transport the giant tree from Oneonta to NYC last week discovered the bird and took it in.
His wife contacted the nonprofit org to ask if they could rehabilitate the owl and they said yes, so the husband put it in a box and made the delivery.
It seems the owl's a bit of a Christmas miracle too, because Ravensbeard says it's a saw-whet owl -- the smallest species in the northeast -- and babies are typically born in the spring, not November.
The baby bird was badly malnourished, so the wildlife center gave it some fluids and has been feeding it all the mice it can handle ... and it's now in good shape.
Ravensbeard says once the owl gets a clean bill of health from a vet, it will be released back into the wild to continue on its journey. And fittingly, it's been named "Rockefeller."
Speaking of which, it seems Rockefeller the owl made out better than its former home -- the tree lost a lot of greenery on its way to placement in Rockefeller Center for the holiday season.
Take a look ... 2020 strikes again.
It's COVID vs. Capitalism, and we know which one wins ... at least at this Florida strip club where Tyga and everyone else are partying like it's still 2019.
The rapper proudly shared videos of himself throwing stacks of cash in the air as barely clad -- and some fully nude -- dancers did their thing ... with absolutely zero pandemic precautions in place.
In fact, other than one woman seen wearing a mask, you might forget the air in the Miami club could be raining down coronavirus along with all the dollar bills.
Can't just blame Tyga and his partying pals though -- despite surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country ... Florida has stuck to no statewide restrictions.
For the record, Miami-Dade County does have some restrictions -- including a 6-person limit at restaurant tables, and if there's dancing ... everyone has to wear masks. We guess Tyga can say he wasn't the one dancing here, but it's still a bad look.
Paging Pfizer and Moderna ... those vaccines ready yet???
Kevin Love says he still goes through "super brutal" days in his battle with his mental health ... admitting things sometimes get so bad, suicidal thoughts cross his mind.
The NBA star opened up about it all on this week's episode of "In Depth with Graham Bensinger" ... saying despite all of his work on his mental health -- sometimes it can all still overwhelm him.
"You don't get to turn it on or turn it off," the Cleveland Cavaliers forward said ... adding some days still feel "heavy" to him.
Love says the admission makes him feel "vulnerable" ... but he explained it's important for him to speak out about it so he can work through it.
"Listen, if you've been down that road ... I think it does cross your mind," Love said of his battles with suicidal thoughts.
"And, I just learned to speak my truth, honestly. I've learned that nothing haunts us like the things we don't say. So, me keeping that in is actually more harmful."
Love, though, says he's come a long way from his darkest moments in his struggles with depression ... the 32-year-old recalled a time back in his days with the Minnesota Timberwolves where things got so bad, he actually searched for ways on the Internet to take his own life.
"The good thing that happens is when you do search that, it comes up with the National Suicide Prevention Line," Love said.
"It was just scary to get down that route and think about the idea of taking my own life. But it was something that crossed my mind pretty often, especially when you're in a moment like that."
But, Love says he's found ways to consistently get through everything ... explaining knowing he's not alone in the battle really helps.
"I know that there's a whole group and a strength in numbers out there of people that are dealing with it," Love said. "And if we have more people that pay it forward like we've seen across a number of sports and a number of walks of life that it's going to be better."
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
The Panthers running back -- who's currently out with a shoulder ailment -- jumped on FaceTime to pretend to be Kris Kringle for his GF's toddler nephew on Tuesday, and he CRUSHED the role.
Check out the footage Olivia posted of the cute moment ... McCaffrey made a white beard out of a blanket and had the little boy truly believing he was talking with Santa!
"Hey, Remi!," McCaffrey said on the phone. "Have you been a good boy this year?! I know you have! You've been a great boy!"
The two spoke for a while ... and McCaffrey ultimately promised him a truck and a bike for Christmas Day presents!
"My elves are going to work on it and we're going to fix it right up and put it under that great tree!"
McCaffrey -- who's been dating Culpo for over a year now -- has played Santa for Olivia's nephew before ... and he appears to be killing it every step of the way as the swimsuit model's new man.
Now if CMC could just get the real-life Santa to fix his injuries!
Recovering from surgery sucks ... that is, unless you have a gorgeous bikini model to help take care of you.
L.A. Dodgers star Cody Bellinger had surgery Tuesday to fix a dislocated shoulder he tweaked during the team's World Series run ... and his insanely attractive GF, Chase Carter, was right by his side to tend to his every need.
25-year-old Bellinger shared a snap of his arm in a sling on IG ... with CC lounging in bed right next to him.
"Gangs all here," Bellinger said. "Shoulder is feeling great the surgery went great. Thank you to everyone who has reached out!!"
Cody and Chase sparked dating rumors earlier this year when the S.I. Swim model posted several snaps with the slugger to her IG Story ... and the duo went public with their relationship shortly after.
The couple has been heating up social media ever since ... even sharing a kiss during the Dodgers' postseason run.
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As for Bellinger's return time, the champ has some really good news for Dodger fans ...
"Looking forward to being ready for spring training this upcoming season! 🙌🙌"
Get well soon, Cody!!
Walmart is going from always low prices to almost no prices for at-home COVID-19 tests that they'll drop off at your pad via drone ... if you're in a certain area, that is.
Here's the deal ... two Walmarts in El Paso, TX and Cheektowaga, NY are doing a pilot program in which there's no pilot at all -- sending free COVID test kits to folks that live within a mile radius of their stores, and doing so through a nifty drone delivery service.
It's pretty simple -- people can hop online and fill out a questionnaire to get the nasal swab test sent to their home, where they can administer it to themselves in private ... and then send the whole thing back to a Quest Diagnostics lab, which is also on the house.
Walmart is saying this is all same-day from the time you request it online -- they're also saying asymptomatic people can get tested without issue ... a huge relief for those who've wanted to get tested, but have been turned away on the ground.
Eventually, you'll get your results back through an app. So, in other words, you'll never have to leave your living room to see if you're positive or negative. No lines, no waits ... and no having anyone awkwardly watch you get a stick jammed up your nostrils.
As for why Walmart's doing this in these specific locations -- it could be any number of reasons ... not the least of which might pertain to the infection rates. In El Paso, for instance, cases are at an all-time high ... some are even calling it a new epicenter.
It's so bad inmates are collecting bodies and placing them in mobile morgues -- and there are at least 10 of those already up and running.
So, yeah ... the more contactless solutions they can find, the better.
8:02 AM PT -- 11/18 Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox tells TMZ ... he had ZERO involvement in the city council approving the liquor license after informing city council members his daughter is a member of the sorority that was seeking the booze license. He also said the sorority party itself was reviewed and approved by the University of Alabama ... adding the city itself has no legal authority to approve parties.
Maddox added, "The Council approved the license 4-2 begrudgingly. Frankly, I understand their frustrations -- I felt it too. In large part, the approval was granted because their was no legal reason to deny the application. [By the way], I believe it was unfair the council was placed in this position, especially since the City has been active in fighting COVID-19."
5:44 AM PT -- 11/18 The Kappa Delta sorority canceled the soiree at the 11th hour. The sorority's president reportedly said they nixed the event out of concerns over "the health and safety of our campus community, guests and our members."
The cancelation comes a week after the city council approved a liquor license for the event. It's interesting ... Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox's daughter is a member of the sorority.
Forget your side of mashed potatoes ... this Thanksgiving holiday may come with a side of COVID-19 after a University of Alabama sorority got the OK to throw a massive, booze-fueled bash before breaking for the holidays.
The Kappa Delta sorority in Tuscaloosa is getting ready to throw the rager Tuesday night at the 14-acre Black Warrior Farms largely thanks to the city council giving the event a 4-2 stamp of approval last week.
The party coordinator rationalized it this way -- the 600 guests will NOT arrive all at once and instead be bussed in in 3 shifts ... each shift including 200 guests. Everyone will have their temperatures taken before hopping on the chartered buses and all attendees are expected -- not mandated -- to wear masks at the outdoor party. Yeah, good luck with that.
The school has also reportedly required the sorority to include a 30-minute break between each group's arrival/departure and to sanitize tables and chairs at the venue. They must also cap the bus ride capacity to 50 percent. So, multiple busses will be needed.
But, even though the event's doing its part to implement safety protocols ... the party -- and the city council's approval -- is coming under fire from locals, medical workers and university employees after 76 new overnight cases.
According to local reports .... there's been a recent spike in Tuscaloosa County, where there's 11,886 confirmed cases and nearly 150 deaths. Worse ... these students are expected to travel home for the holidays and could potentially spread the virus across the country.
Originally published -- 11/17 4:00 PM PT
4:39 PM PT -- Harvey's camp tells TMZ ... "It should come as no surprise that Mr. Weinstein has numerous maladies and conditions including a heart condition, high blood pressure and spinal stenosis. We are working with the NYSDOCCS and the excellent team at Wende CF to ensure Mr. Weinstein receives the proper medical attention he needs."
Harvey Weinstein is in isolation with 101-degree temperature, and doctors believe he has COVID ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Weinstein is "doing poorly" with various health issues ... some of which point to a coronavirus infection.
Our sources say Weinstein was tested Tuesday morning and doctors are awaiting results, but they are confident enough he has COVID that they have placed him in isolation for 72 hours.
We're told if the test comes back positive, which they expect, he'll be transferred to the prison hospital.
Our sources say Weinstein has various health problems which complicate his current illness. The sources are clear ... he has various symptoms that are very serious.
There were reports Weinstein had coronavirus back in March, but our sources say he was never officially diagnosed.
The sources say Weinstein's current battle is anything but a mild case ... we're told given his overall health, his age and current illness -- he is at extreme risk.
You'll recall ... Weinstein was rushed to the hospital shortly after his trial earlier this year, when he complained of chest pains. And, of course, he came to court each day with walker in hand because of chronic back issues he says he's suffered in recent years.
Long story short, the guy's in bad shape ... and a bad case of COVID could take its toll.
Originally Published -- 3:40 PM PT
Playing for the god awful NY Jets took a real toll on Jamal Adams -- who says he battled depression during his sad run with Gang Green.
"Bro, I fought depression in New York," the star safety said on the 'All Things Covered' podcast with Bryant McFadden and Patrick Peterson.
"And I’m man enough to say it. I came home after a tough loss and just sat in my room in the dark -- no phone, no TV. [My dad] hated to see me like that. It killed my pops so much."
Adams spent 3 years with the Jets before forcing the team to trade him to Seattle before the 2020 season. The Jets were 16 and 32 during his time in NY and have only gotten worse.
"[My dad] was calling my agent at the time and saying, 'Hey man, I don’t like seeing my son like this. I need him out of this situation.' It took a toll on my life outside of football."
The Jets are currently 0-9 and have become the laughing stock of the NFL. This year's team could go down as the worst team in NFL history.
Adams described the organization this way -- "They do not want to win."
The good news ... Adams seems to be in a much better place mentally in Seattle, praising the organization on the podcast.
"This is how the NFL is supposed to be. This is the dream I was dreaming."
The Seahawks are currently 6-3 -- tied for 1st place atop the NFC West with the Rams and the Cardinals.
With the holidays fast approaching, many are wondering how to celebrate safely amid a pandemic -- and, luckily, we have some answers ... courtesy of a top doc in the field.
Dr. Abraar Karan joined us on 'TMZ Live' to ask him how to tackle Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's ... all while 'rona is still lurking. He gave us some great tips on flying, testing beforehand and gatherings in general.
Dr. Karan -- who works at the Harvard & Brigham Women's Hospital -- dropped much-needed knowledge about boarding commercial jets. He says improved air circulation has made air travel much safer, but there are still a few factors to keep in mind.
The most important one is ... how many other passengers are on board -- but he says the duration of the flight is also critical to reducing your COVID-19 risk. BTW, he also strongly suggests going windows down during Uber or taxi rides.
As for sitting around a dinner table ... Dr. Karan noted a few misconceptions about getting tested beforehand and thinking you're home-free for home gatherings. It's not quite that simple, and he explained why you could still unknowingly pass the virus ... along with the stuffing.
Great tips here for traveling, IF you're planning to do so -- but the good doc is hardly recommending it. His biggest piece of advice ... if you and your peeps can avoid shindigs this year, you should. It's in everyone's best interest.
Clemson Tigers star Trevor Lawrence says he's doing great after recovering from COVID-19 ... with the QB telling reporters he's feeling "back to normal" and happy to rejoin the team.
The Heisman hopeful found out he contracted the virus on Oct. 29 ... and experienced symptoms like loss of smell, a headache, and, as he described it, feeling "pretty bad."
But, the 21-year-old is doing MUCH better now ... saying he's back to 100% and ready to suit up against Florida State this weekend.
"I feel good," Lawrence said. "I feel just as good as I did when I left a few weeks ago and back to normal."
Lawrence went 2 full weeks away from the team ... but says he's back in the groove with his teammates.
"Feeling good, getting my timing back with all my receivers and everything. Getting back in the swing of things, but I'm feeling really good."
As for playing through the pandemic, Lawrence says his experience has given him a new perspective on his love for the game ... and he's "appreciative to be back."
The Tigers will be happy to have their guy back -- they lost to Notre Dame in OT without him ... and are now #4 in the national rankings.