'HAWK TUAH' HALIEY WELCH EMOTIONAL AT 1st PAID APPEARANCE ... Gets 5-Figure Payday!!!

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"Hawk Tuah" is enriching Haliey Welch's life -- literally and figuratively -- and she's getting a lil' emotional about the whole thing as she cashes in on her instant celebrity.

In the video, obtained by TMZ, you can see Haliey getting an extravagant bottle parade Sunday while she hosted at the Daer Dayclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. As it turns out, Haliey hit 1 million IG followers over the weekend, and seems like the celebration of that milestone got her a little choked up.

Haliey was joined at the event by her pal Chelsea Bradford -- y'know, her sidekick in the OG "hawk tuah" vid -- and her mood was much lighter when a Daer bottle service girl raised a champagne toast to her.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Takes 'Hawk Tuah' Girl Under Wing ... Drops Free Game On Fame

Shaquille O'Neal is giving the "Hawk Tuah" girl some sage advice ... how to navigate her newfound celebrity status.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... when Shaq and Haliey Welch linked up in Nashville last weekend, the NBA legend started dropping knowledge.

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We're told Shaq gave Haliey a bunch of tips on how to deal with fame ... advising her to keep a smart team around because folks will come out of the woodwork to try and take advantage of her.

Darius Rucker Forgive Morgan For N-Word Scandal ... He's a Better Person Now!!!

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Darius Rucker says the time has come to forgive Morgan Wallen for using a racial slur ... and he wants to see Morgan get his due at award shows.

The country singer -- obviously famous from Hootie & the Blowfish -- says Morgan's worked hard to become a better person since he used the n-word during a drunken convo with a friend.

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Appearing on Rolling Stone's 'Music Now' podcast, Darius said it still feels like Morgan hasn't been forgiven for the incident ... at least when it comes to CMA and ACM nominations.

'HAWK TUAH' Most Wanted Phrase in Porn ... Searches Blowing Up!!!

Haliey Welch, the "Hawk Tuah" girl, is trending BIG in porn -- not that she's going into it personally, but millions of horny people are now scouring the internet for videos featuring the move she so vividly described.

A rep for PornHub tells TMZ ... the site now has a few million searches for the term "Hawk Tuah" and the numbers keep blowing up at a rate they rarely see.

In fact, the site is projecting the total number of "Hawk Tuah" searches to reach 4.7 million by the end of Tuesday -- a sign of just how much Haliey's catchphrase has captured the country's attention ... and imagination.

Zach Bryan 'Hawk Tuah' Girl Feared for Safety ... Got Onstage to Dodge Fans

Zach Bryan came to the rescue of "Hawk Tuah" girl Haliey Welch before his Nashville show ... arranging the VIP treatment for her after she got worried about unwanted attention in the crowd.

ICYMI ... Haliey joined Zach onstage at Nissan Stadium, making a cameo during his encore performance of "Revival." Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... HW didn't end up onstage Saturday night just for a singalong, as Zach's team had spoken with people connected to Hailey before the show.

We're told Haliey has always been a major fan of Zach's and bought her ticket for the concert well before she became the viral sensation she is today.

'Hawk Tuah' Girl Hailey Welch's Management Team Revealed ... Ready to Make Her a Star!!!

Haliey Welch, who is best known for being the viral "Hawk Tuah" girl, is ready to extend her 15 minutes of fame ... as she's officially landed representation.

The management firm Penthouse has come forward as Haliey's new rep, confirming to TMZ they are, in fact, working with the Internet's current obsession. United Talent Agency was originally believed to be Haliey's rep ... but, as sources with direct knowledge told TMZ, the Hollywood agency never inked a deal with Hailey.

It all worked out for the best, it seems ... as founder Jonnie Forster made it clear the company's excited to be working with Hailey -- though stayed tight-lipped about HW's first project.

'Hawk Tuah' Girl Speaks Out for 1st Time ... Addresses Internet Lies

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Haliey Welch, who is best known as the viral "Hawk Tuah" girl, is breaking her silence since skyrocketing to fame ... addressing for the 1st time all the rumors about her personal life.

The viral sensation stopped by Brianna LaPaglia's 'Plan Bri' podcast on Monday, in which she reacted to her newfound fame and set the record straight on some lies circulating the Internet.

Check it out ... Haliey said most of the stories that have surfaced about her are not true. For instance, she was never a school teacher ... and so she was NOT fired from her job over the viral moment.

'Hawk Tuah' Girl You Gotta Hawk Merch ... More than $65k Worth!!!

The "Hawk Tuah" Girl's spit take is spinning pure gold -- the hat company she partnered with is raking in tens of thousands of dollars selling a ton of apparel featuring her (in)famous phrase!

Haliey Welch -- who's NSFW street interview catapulted her into the internet stratosphere -- partnered with Fathead Threads in the aftermath of going viral, and they've plastered her lubricated phrase on everything.

Now, the company's owner Jason Poteete told Rolling Stone they've sold approximately 2,000 hats so far -- the cheapest of which is retailing at $32.78. They've already sold out of a signed version they were selling for $50.

Atlanta Braves Announcer Talks Spit During Game ... 'Hawk Tuah!!!'

"Hawk Tuah" officially made its way into the MLB on Wednesday night ... when during a broadcast of the Braves vs. Cardinals game, an announcer actually said the now-viral phrase live on-air!

It all happened during the second inning of the team's doubleheader at Busch Stadium ... when Atlanta's announcers were talking about some saliva Alec Burleson had just leaked from his mouth.

The guys noted the St. Louis outfielder didn't quite clear his shoulder with his spit while at home plate -- and they went on to have a spirited convo about it.

Bad Bunny Crotch Too Close For Comfort ... Stuck to Dancer's Tights

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Bad Bunny's performance down in Puerto Rico nearly ended with a major wardrobe malfunction ... 'cause he ended up stuck to another person onstage -- in a pretty NSFW way.

New video highlighting the incident from BB's show in the country last night captures the Latin singer-songwriter preparing for the ride of his life when a dancer onstage turns around to start throwing it back.

As she turns and grinds on him, the fabric of her tights gets stuck to Bad's pants -- possibly his zipper though it's super unclear what grabbing her. Some online are saying he's aroused, but it looks more like the fabric's being pulled out and creating the illusion.

'GMA3's DeMarco Morgan New Bike Shorts, No Bulge in Sight!!!

DeMarco Morgan is apparently turning a new leaf on the bike trail -- and by that, we mean he's changed up his bike short colors ... and you can see a lot less bulge this time!

ICYMI ... the new 'GMA3' anchor -- who replaced T.J. Holmes after his exit over his Amy Robach affair -- sent the Internet into a tizzy by posting pics of himself in bike shorts ... where there his package was seriously noticeable.

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At the time, we were told ABC staffers were rattled over the photos ... and it looks like DeMarco has taken note, as he's debuted some new workout pics -- which are far safer for work, at least in terms of what you can (or can't see).

TMZ TV Hot Takes Robert De Niro's Trump Tirade ... Kelly Clarkson's Weight Loss Truth & Rory McIlroy's Divorce

So much has happened ... and it's only Tuesday! Strap in for some major TMZ TV hot takes.

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First up, on "TMZ Live," Derek and Charles discuss Robert De Niro getting bleeped out on "The View" ... for going on a NSFW rant about Donald Trump.

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