'Fast N' Loud' Richard Rawlings Rewards Off-Duty Cop's Bravery Trip to Dallas on Me!!!


"Fast N' Loud" star Richard Rawlings surprised the hell out of one of his fans ... an off-duty cop whose heroic effort is now being rewarded with a free trip to Richard's famous garage.

The hot rod guru tells TMZ ... he got on the horn this week with East Chicago Police detective Bill Johnsen to commend him and reward him for his selfless act during a shooting inside a Walmart in Hobart, Indiana.

ICYMI ... Johnsen and his family were shopping for fishing supplies last weekend when, out of nowhere, gunshots rang out. Naturally, it triggered a stampede for the exits. Johnsen rushed his family out of the store, but then ran back inside to locate the shooter.

Johnsen says he first found the victim -- who'd been shot in the stomach -- and then the shooter. The cop, who works with the gangs/narcotics unit, says the shooter appeared to give up, but with the rise in mass shootings, he wasn't taking any chances. He snatched the shooter's gun and disassembled it on the spot.

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When Rawlings saw news stories about the incident, he noticed Johnsen wearing a tee with the logo for Gas Monkey Garage -- the Dallas-based garage where they shoot 'FNL.'

Rawlings -- who's a former police officer and even got shot in the arm once -- invited Johnsen and his wife, Nikki, to visit his garage and his restaurant. He says they're gonna hook up September 19.

RR's gonna pick up their whole tab -- air travel, accommodations, food, beer ... the whole shebang.

Very cool salute to Det. Johnsen from a very cool dude.

Comic-Con 2018 Cosplay Playing Dress Up Serious Business!!

Attendees at Comic-Con's 2018 Cosplay immediately kicked things into third gear Day 1 with their studio-quality costumes ... trust us, they're incredible.

Comic-Con kicked off Thursday in San Diego and tons of fans flooded the city showing off their super fashion sense. It's pretty awesome ... from some freakishly realistic-looking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Flash to an adorable family rocking The Incredibles' costumes.

Don't call them nerds anymore. They look like they can kick your ass ... and in style.

Hero 'Spiderman' Amazing Rescue of Child Leads to French Citizenship

The 22-year-old undocumented immigrant who risked his life to save a young child in Paris is not only a national hero ... he's about to become an official French citizen.

Mamoudou Gassama became a worldwide sensation this weekend after climbing 4 stories in seconds to rescue a 4-year-old boy who was hanging on to a balcony railing for dear life. The video's incredible.

Gassama's heroics saved the child, and now the Malian migrant's been cast into the national spotlight after a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron ... in which he was presented with a certificate and a gold medal for performing an act of courage and dedication.

Mamoudou will also be granted citizenship and has been offered a job with the Paris fire brigade.

According to reports, the young hero was in the area to watch a football match when he noticed the commotion and sprung into action. He said ... "I like children, I would have hated to see him getting hurt in front of me. I ran and I looked for solutions to save him and thank God I scaled the front of the building to the balcony."

The boy's father was reportedly detained for alleged neglect, and the child has been placed in special care.

Alek Skarlatos Busts His Nose In 'DWTS' Rehearsal


The bad luck streak continues ... Alek Skarlatos -- one of the French terror train heroes -- just suffered a broken nose, courtesy of his "Dancing with the Stars" partner.

Our 'DWTS' sources tell us Skarlatos and his partner Emma Slater were in rehearsals Monday morning when she accidentally hit him in the face with an elbow.

We're told medics are at the dance studio right now ... checking him out. Early prognosis is ... it's broken, but he'll have to get x-rays to confirm.

Just last week -- Alek's fellow train hero Spencer Stone was nearly killed when he got stabbed four times in the chest in a bar fight. Also, Alek was supposed to be at Umpqua Community College the day the shooting happened there -- but was at 'DWTS' instead.

Alek visited Spencer in the hospital just this weekend.

Spencer Stone Video Of Stabbing Train Hero Was Fighting 3 Guys

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Crazy footage has surfaced showing the wild street brawl that resulted in the stabbing of French terror train hero Spencer Stone ... in which you can see he was fighting at least 3 other men.

The fight was caught on video by a surveillance camera at a nearby liquor store in Sacramento -- you can see Stone (reportedly the bigger man in the white shirt) swinging wildly at the other fighters.

At one point, you can see one the fighters strike Stone in the chest area with what appears to be a weapon -- and his shirt almost immediately begins to turn red from the blood.

Stone was hospitalized with serious injuries -- but now officials say he's in stable condition and he's expected to survive.

Cops also say alcohol was a factor in the fight and insist the fight is in NO WAY connected to the terrorism incident in France.

Investigators are currently checking out 2 nightclubs in the area for information on the suspects.

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Spencer Stone French Terror Train Hero Stabbed

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Spencer Stone, one of the 3 American heroes who thwarted the terrorist attack in France, was stabbed multiple times ... and is now hospitalized.

The attack reportedly happened early Thursday morning in Sacramento while Stone was protecting a friend. Stone was stabbed 4 times in the chest while standing on a street corner.

The 23-year-old U.S. airman 1st class is reportedly in stable condition.

Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were deservedly hailed as heroes back in August after they disarmed a would-be terrorist on a Paris-bound train.

Skarlatos just escaped tragedy last week by a twist of fate. He was enrolled to attend classes at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, and would have been there when the mass shooting happened ... if he hadn't decided to do "Dancing with the Stars" at the last minute.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse I Got So Much Love For The HERO Chris Mintz

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Chris Mintz-Plasse, aka McLovin from "Superbad" ... is not the Chris Mintz who was shot 7 times Thursday while trying to stop the Oregon community college shooter.

Chris Mintz-Plasse, the actor, took to social media to address the case of mistaken identity.

The Oregon Chris Mintz is an army vet who remained in the hospital Friday recovering from his gunshot wounds and two broken legs.

Chris, the actor, says he's got nothing but love for Chris, the hero ... and has since re-routed all the well-deserved fan fare toward the correct Twitter and Facebook pages.

'Heroes' Star Escapes Jail in DUI Case

"Heroes" star Adrian Pasdar just pled no contest to one misdemeanor charge of DUI -- stemming from a January arrest where cops say he was speeding and swerving all over an L.A. Freeway.

According to the L.A. City Attorney, Pasdar -- who's also married to Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines -- was sentenced to 36 months probation, ordered to pay a $395 fine plus penalties, and must complete one alcohol education program and ten AA meetings.

As part of the deal, prosecutors dropped a 2nd charge against Pasdar -- for refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test.

Hayden Panettiere Stomachs Piercing Pain

Hayden Panettiere lifted her shirt for a camera last night -- but the only thing going wild was her navel.

The "Heroes" star went to Prix Body Adornment in West Hollywood on Monday to re-pierce her taut stomach ... and was more than willing to show off her '90s belly bling on the way out.

Abs-olutely fabulous.

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'Heroes' Star Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

Adrian Pasdar -- the flying Senator in "Heroes" -- pleaded not guilty to one misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence today.

Pasdar -- who's married to Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines -- was arrested on January 27 after cops pulled him over for speeding on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles.

Pasdar faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.

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'Heroes' Star Charged with DUI

Adrian Pasdar -- who played Senator Nathan Petrelli on "Heroes" -- has officially been charged with DUI following his arrest last month in L.A.

The 44-year-old actor -- who's married to Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines -- was initially pulled over on January 27 after cops say they clocked him going 90 MPH on the 405 Freeway.

After conducting a field sobriety test, cops eventually arrested Pasdar and held him on $15,000 bail.

Pasdar is due back in court on February 24 and faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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'Heroes' Star Busted for DUI

Adrian Pasdar -- the guy who plays the flying Senator Nathan Petrelli on "Heroes" -- was busted for DUI early this morning after cops say he was burning rubber and swerving all over a Los Angeles freeway.

TMZ has learned 44-year-old Pasdar was arrested at 2:59 AM after cops clocked him going more than 90 mph on the 405 Freeway in L.A. We're told cops also noticed Pasdar was "failing to maintain his lane."

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, when cops approached Pasdar's ride, they detected the odor of alcohol -- and decided to give him a field sobriety test. Pasdar was eventually placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI.

Pasdar -- who is married to Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines -- was taken to a nearby jail, where he was booked and placed behind bars. He's listed at 5'10" and 175 lbs.

His bail was set at $15,000 -- we're told the bail amount was so high because the actor refused to take a breathalyzer.

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Hayden Panettiere -- Beauty & The Beast

How's this for weird? Hayden Panettiere spotted in Miami with boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

Klitschko, 33, currently holds the IBF, WBO, and IBO world heavyweight titles. He also holds the title of Lucky SOB.

Fun fact -- He's 6'6" and she's 5'1". Good luck making that work.

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I Love You, Beth Cooper's Legs

For a girl who's only 5'1", Hayden Panettiere somehow has legs for days.

Rocking some uber-short shorts and cowgirl boots, the "Heroes" star showed there's at least two things to look forward to in her new critically panned movie.

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