Caitlyn Jenner I'm Nothing Like O.J.!!! Slams Killer Comparisons

Caitlyn Jenner is refusing to apologize for her blunt statement regarding O.J. Simpson's death, and she's calling out those who say she's just like him ... due to a deadly car wreck.

The Olympian faced a barrage of negative comments after she celebrated O.J.'s passing ... writing "Good Riddance" in a curt statement on X. In response, many slammed Caitlyn -- and compared her to Simpson by calling her a killer for her involvement in a 2015 fatal car accident.

Caitlyn responded to the criticism Friday, defending she is nothing like the controversial NFL star -- who was found liable in a 1996 civil trial for the killing of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

Caitlyn Jenner ¡¡¡Lejos de ser como O.J!!! Critica las comparaciones en las redes

Caitlyn Jenner se niega a disculparse por su contundente declaración sobre la muerte de O.J. Simpson, y está criticando a los que dicen que es igual a él, debido a un trágico accidente vehicular en el que estuvo involucrada hace algunos años.

La atleta olímpica se enfrentó a un aluvión de comentarios negativos después de que comentara el fallecimiento de O.J., con el mensaje: "Good Riddance" / "Buen viaje" en X. En respuesta a ello, muchos criticaron a Caitlyn y la compararon con Simpson llamándola asesina por su participación en un fatal accidente automovilístico en 2015.

Caitlyn respondió a las críticas el viernes, defendiendo que no se parece en nada a la controvertida estrella de la NFL, quien fue declarado responsable en un juicio civil de 1996 por el asesinato de Nicole Brown Simpson y Ron Goldman.

Jake Paul, Jutta Leerdam Celebrate 1-Yr Anniversary 'How'd I Ever Get So Lucky!!!'

Jake Paul and Jutta Leerdam are madly in love with one another, and they want the world to know it -- sharing mushy notes about each other on their one-year anniversary Friday!

The two just threw up the posts on their social media pages minutes ago ... and, yeah, they're gooey.

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Leerdam shared a video of the two dancing and getting close. Paul, meanwhile, put up a collage of romantic photos.

Olympic Star Mikaela Shiffrin I'm Engaged!!!!! To Racer Aleksander Kilde

Wedding bells will soon be ringing for Mikaela Shiffrin and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde ... 'cause the Olympic ski star and World Cup alpine racer are engaged!

The 29-year-old shared the exciting news on Thursday, revealing her gorgeous diamond ring in an Instagram photo dump.

Fans and friends of both athletes were stoked over the engagement and left congratulatory comments, including star athletes Lolo Jones, Allyson Felix, and Livvy Dunne.

One fan even joked, "Their kids are going to be skiing freaking machines!"

Mikaela is a 2x Olympic Gold medalist and has the most World Cup wins of any alpine skier, man or woman. Kilde is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer who has placed first on several podiums, including in 12 downhill competitions.

So, probably valid.

Shiffrin and Kilde started dating in 2021 after they met at a ski camp ... and have been by each other's side since.

In fact, Shiffrin was with Kidle, 31, at the hospital when he had to have emergency surgery after suffering torn ligaments and a dislocated shoulder during a crash in a January race.

He's currently in rehab but that didn't stop him from getting down on one knee to propose.

Congrats!!!

El luchador profesional Kurt Angle ¿Lo recuerdas?

El ex luchador estadounidense Kurt Angle, conocido sobre todo por su dominio y habilidad en el cuadrilátero como luchador de estilo libre, tenía poco más de 20 años cuando empezó a conquistar el universo de la lucha libre en los años noventa.

Ganar la medalla de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Atlanta 1996 fue sin duda uno de los hitos de su carrera, pero también arrasó en WrestleMania a principios de la década de 2000.

Kurt es solo uno de los cuatro que han conseguido el título de "Grand Slam Amateur", ganando los Nacionales Junior, la NCAA, los Campeonatos del Mundo y los Juegos Olímpicos, pero su mayor triunfo es ver a sus hijos continuar su legado en la lucha libre.

Adivina qué aspecto tiene ahora.

Professional Wrestler Kurt Angle 'Memba Him?!

Former American wrestler Kurt Angle -- most known for his domination and skillset in the ring as a freestyle wrestler -- was in his late 20s when he first started winning over the wrestling universe back in the '90s.

Taking home a gold medal at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics was definitely a career highlight for Angle, but he also took the WrestleMania stage by storm in the early 2000s.

Kurt is only one of four to hold the 'Amateur Grand Slam' title -- winning the Junior Nationals, NCAA, World Championships and the Olympics, but his biggest win is watching his kids carry on his wrestling legacy.

Guess what he looks like now!

Kardashians No Beef with Caitlyn & Lamar Pod ... Got Family's Blessing

The Kardashians are on board with Caitlyn Jenner and Lamar Odom teaming up for their new sports podcast -- despite reports suggesting they were blindsided, the fam actually gave it a thumbs-up ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Caitlyn tell TMZ ... the Olympian spoke with her former stepdaughter, Khloe Kardashian, after she was approached last year about a possible collab with Koko's ex-husband. We're told Khloe was very supportive of the endeavor, which pays tribute to the family's famous reality show with its title, "Keeping Up With Sports."

Khloe thought it was a great idea for Caitlyn and Lamar to cohost the show together, given they are both champions in their own right. Remember, Cait and LO were always close during the NBA star's marriage to the Good American founder, and afterward, they remained friendly.

KARDASHIANS NO HAY RIVALIDAD CON EL PÓDCAST DE CAITLYN Y LAMAR

Las Kardashians están de acuerdo con que Caitlyn Jenner y Lamar Odom hagan equipo en su nuevo pódcast deportivo -a pesar de los informes que sugerían que no era así- la familia le dio un pulgar hacia arriba, TMZ ha indagado.

Fuentes cercanas a Caitlyn le dicen a TMZ que habló con su ex hijastra, Khloe Kardashian, después de que el año pasado hubiese una posible colaboración con el ex marido de Koko. Nos dicen que Khloe apoyó mucho el proyecto que rinde homenaje al famoso reality show de la familia con su título, "Keeping Up With Sports".

Khloe pensó que era una gran idea que Caitlyn y Lamar copresentaran juntos el programa, dado que ambos son campeones por derecho propio. Recordemos que Cait y Lamar siempre fueron íntimos durante el matrimonio de la estrella de la NBA con el fundador de Good American, y después, siguieron siendo amigos.

Jake Paul's GF Jutta Leerdam Puts Olympian Physique On Display ... During Luxurious Vacay

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Jake Paul's speed-skating superstar girlfriend, Jutta Leerdam, threw on a bikini and took a swim during a lavish getaway recently ... showing off her incredible, Olympic-worthy body while snorkeling through the water.

The Problem Child and Dutch athlete got some R&R in Costa Rica ... soaking in the sun, enjoying the wildlife and having plenty of time at sea.

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The couple of about a year have been inseparable throughout the trip ... sharing plenty of PDA snaps as they celebrated their love.

'24 Paris Olympics Lift Intimacy Ban ... 300k Condoms Available!

Sex isn't prohibited at the Olympics this time around ... the intimacy ban has been lifted, and Olympic Village will be stocked with 300,000 condoms!!!

Remember, bangin' was banned at the Tokyo Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic where athletes had to practice social distancing -- and to enforce the rules, jimmy hats were provided, but they were told not to use them (and to keep them as souvenirs).

But, coronavirus regulations have largely been lifted, giving competitors the green light to get busy this summer.

"It is very important that the conviviality here is something big," village director Laurent Michaud said.

The village -- which will house 14,500 athletes and staff -- will give out 300k condoms ... enough for each person to have sex multiple times per day ... in addition to other amenities.

"Working with the athletes commission, we wanted to create some places where the athletes would feel very enthusiastic and comfortable," Michaud said.

With all the sex and competition, the village is making sure to provide beds that can support [550+ lbs.] and a lot of food.

Speaking of the grub, the Village director says they'll have near 400 yards of buffet, stocked with food from across the world.

"I'm sure that the athletes will be very happy to have some French specialties made over here," Laurent added.

"But the variety will first respond to the athletes' needs for their nutrition and their performance," the director said.

FYI, condoms have been given out at the Olympics since the 1988 Games in Seoul ... in an effort to raise awareness about HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Safety first!!!

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Caitlyn Jenner & Lamar Odom Launch New Podcast ... Pays Homage to 'KUWTK'!!!

Caitlyn Jenner and Lamar Odom are reuniting for a new project -- a sports podcast that pays homage to their "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" connection ... TMZ has learned.

The former in-laws -- Caitlyn was Lamar's stepfather-in-law when the ex-NBA star was married to Khloe Kardashian -- are launching "Keeping Up with Sports," a podcast meant to take a fresh look at what it really takes to be the best.

This venture sounds like a good fit for the pair ... as Caitlyn famously won an Olympic gold medal in 1976 and Lamar won two NBA championship rings with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Caitlyn and Lamar, along with cohost Zach Hirsch, will drop their first episode in the next few weeks ... with boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard as their kickoff guest.

Check out a sneak peek video ... where Sugar Ray opens up about being a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of one of his trainers. He says he had an emotional reaction after sharing his truth for the first time in decades, confessing, "I was hurting."

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While the new podcast seems promising, we're curious to learn how Kris Jenner feels about it ... seeing how Kris and Caitlyn's relationship has been rocky over the years. Remember, in October, Caitlyn confirmed she doesn't speak to her ex-wife anymore ... for various reasons.

Still, since the podcast focuses on the sports world, it'll be interesting to see if the family comes up at all.

Upcoming guests include CBS basketball analyst Seth Davis, boxer Bryce Hall, model Amber Rose, world champion boxer Zab Judah, professional stuntman Steve-O, and UFC fighter Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett.

We covered it all on the latest episode of The TMZ Podcast, available on all podcast platforms.

CAITLYN JENNER Y LAMAR ODOM LANZAN UN NUEVO PÓDCAST

Caitlyn Jenner y Lamar Odom se reunirán para un nuevo proyecto... un pódcast deportivo que rinde homenaje a su "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"... TMZ ha indagado.

Los ex suegros -Caitlyn era el padrastro de Lamar cuando la ex estrella de la NBA estaba casada con Khloe Kardashian- están lanzando "Keeping Up with Sports", un pódcast destinado a mostrar una nueva mirada a lo que realmente se necesita para ser el mejor.

Esta empresa suena como un buen ajuste para la pareja, pensando en que Caitlyn ganó una medalla de oro olímpica en 1976 y Lamar ganó dos anillos de campeonato de la NBA con Los Angeles Lakers.

Caitlyn y Lamar, junto con el co-presentador Zach Hirsch, lanzarán su primer episodio en las próximas semanas, con la leyenda del boxeo Sugar Ray Leonard como invitado de lanzamiento.

Échale un vistazo a un video de adelanto donde Sugar Ray se abre sobre ser víctima de abuso sexual a manos de uno de sus entrenadores. Dice que tuvo una reacción emocional después de compartir su verdad por primera vez en décadas, confesando: "Estaba dolido".

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Mientras que el nuevo pódcast parece prometedor, tenemos curiosidad por saber cómo Kris Jenner se siente al respecto, viendo cómo la relación de Kris y Caitlyn ha sido rocosa los últimos años. Recordemos que en octubre Caitlyn confirmó que ya no habla con su ex esposa... por diversas razones.

Sin embargo, dado que el pódcast se centra en el mundo del deporte, será interesante ver si la familia sale a relucir.

Entre los próximos invitados figuran el analista de baloncesto de la CBS Seth Davis, el boxeador Bryce Hall, la modelo Amber Rose, el campeón mundial de boxeo Zab Judah, el doble de acción profesional Steve-O y el luchador de la UFC Paddy "The Baddy" Pimblett.

Kayla Harrison Reflects On UFC Deal, Fight Vs. Holm ... Nunes Down The Road??

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Kayla Harrison's opening up on all things UFC ... from her practice runs making 135 lbs. in the lead-up to her huge scrap with Holly Holm to whether she still has an interest in meeting Amanda Nunes in an Octagon!

33-year-old Harrison chopped it up with TMZ Sports ... weeks after she rocked the MMA world, moving from PFL to Dana White's promotion.

The 2x Olympic gold medalist and 2x PFL champion will fight 42-year-old Holm on the stacked UFC 300 card on April 13. We asked Kayla about signing with the UFC, and her thoughts on her legendary opponent.

"It's been amazing. Honestly, my life is so good. I really do feel like everything is happening at the right time and the right place with the right people," Harrison said.

"To be going to the Olympics of MMA on UFC 300 against Holly Holm, a legend in the sport. I'm so excited, I'm so amped. This is the s**t that gets me going, and yeah, I'm ready!"

When UFC 300 rolls around, it won't be happening at 145 or 155 lbs. ... no, Harrison is fighting at bantamweight. We asked her if she fears being able to make the weight.

"Listen there's this giant misconception about my weight, and I think people think I walk around at like 180 lbs. or something. The reality is I was fighting at 155 lbs. and I was walking into the cage at maybe 160 lbs. I don't get much bigger than 160."

Kayla continued ... "I was always the smaller fighter and usually the less experienced fighter. I don't believe in weight cutting, but now I'm going to do what everybody does and I'm gonna be in the cage and I'm gonna be the bigger, faster, stronger and more experienced fighter."

"Is it gonna suck? Yeah. I'm not gonna enjoy dieting, but it's a chosen sacrifice."

Harrison has long said she wants to be the G.O.A.T. ... a title Amanda Nunes currently lays claim to. We asked KH if she still has visions of fighting Nunes in the future.

"Listen, Amanda is the greatest of all time. That's a fact. So, of course, I would love for that to happen," Kayla told us.

"I've always said that, and not out of a place of disrespect. To me thats the highest compliment I could give her. you're the best, I want to find out what I'm made of with you.t a lot to prove. I've got a lot to do. I've got my work boots on. I'm in the gym, I'm hungry, I'm staying humble, but of course!"

"I've always said that, and not out of a place of disrespect. To me thats the highest compliment I could give her. you're the best, I want to find out what I'm made of with you."

The Lioness is still technically retired ... though it sounds like she could be gearing up for a comeback.

Retired or not, first things first ... Holly Holm, and Kayla has her hands full.

Check out the interview!

Mikaela Shiffrin Olympics Star Hospitalized After Crashing In World Cup

Skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin was airlifted to a hospital after crashing in a World Cup downhill run on Friday ... but, thankfully, she avoided serious injury.

The scary incident happened when Shiffrin -- who holds the record with 95 World Cup wins -- was going at high speeds down the Olympia delle Tofane course in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

In footage of the run, Shiffrin is shown losing control while attempting to land a jump about 20 seconds into her race ... ultimately crashing into the safety barriers.

The 28-year-old was transported to a nearby hospital via medical helicopter to evaluate her leg injury ... and it sounds like she escaped the incident without any serious issue.

U.S. team coach Paul Kristofic spoke about MS' status with the AP ... saying, "She's positive and in a certain way relieved because it could have been worse. But she’s pretty sore, as you are for most speed crashes. But she was quite upbeat about things."

Shiffrin thanked her fans for showing love after her crash ... and gave her team a shout-out for finishing top 20 in the race.

"Thank you everyone for your support and well wishes. At this point I’m just taking it day by day, and I’ll share more information or updates as I know more," Shiffrin said on Instagram.

"Very thankful it’s not worse, but I’m pretty sore at the moment."

Shiffrin will sit out Saturday and Sunday's downhill events in Cortina ... and her return to the slopes is unknown at this time.

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"I won’t be skiing the rest of this weekend, and I won’t be skiing in Kronplatz," Shiffrin said.

"Beyond that, it’s quite hard to say right now. Need a little time to process with my team and see how everything is feeling in the coming days! Thank you all!🙏"

The crash comes shortly after Shiffrin's boyfriend -- Norweigan skier Aleksander Kilde -- had a brutal tumble at a World Cup event ... resulting in multiple injuries and an urgent surgery.

Get well soon!!

Draymond Green Suspensions Led To Team USA Snub ... Says Grant Hill

Draymond Green won't be going for gold with Team USA at the Paris Olympics ... and his recent suspensions played a factor in the decision -- this according to Grant Hill, who says the Golden State Warriors star needs to focus on himself this summer.

41 pros were announced as potential candidates to suit up for the Red, White and Blue at that 2024 Games on Tuesday ... and only 12 of those guys will make the final cut.

Surprisingly, Green -- a two-time gold medalist and one of the best forwards in the NBA right now -- wasn't listed ... and Hill, who became Team USA basketball's managing director in 2021, explained why that's the case.

"We all understand and certainly have great respect and sensitivity to this particular period in his career and he’s working through some things both on and off the court," the former NBA star said on Wednesday.

"We at USA Basketball, we want to support him on his journey. We just didn’t feel that playing over the summer gives him the best opportunity to do what he needs to do."

Green is fresh off an indefinite suspension (12 games) after smacking Suns center Jusuf Nurkić in the face during a game in December.

Just one month prior, Green was suspended five games for putting Timberwolves star Rudy Gobert in a headlock while trying to defend his teammate Klay Thompson.

Green is no stranger to controversy ... but the 33-year-old said ahead of his return he will try to remove the "antics" out of his game.

"It's not on changing who I am completely," Green told the media earlier this month.

"You don't change the spots on a leopard. It's just not gonna happen and I'm not going to try to set some unrealistic expectation of like who is this person going to be. It's not real and that's not sustainable."

Some players named in the Olympic pool include Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Trae Young and Damian Lillard ... but whoever makes the final roster will have to do it without Draymond.

Maricet Espinosa Gonzalez Olympian Dead At 34 After Reported Heart Attack

Judo champion and Olympian Maricet Espinoa Gonzalez has tragically died after apparently suffering a heart attack ... just days after she reportedly went under the knife.

Gonzalez was a 2x Pan American Judo champion, winning gold in 2013 and 2014. She also competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

The Cuban Sports University broke the news, announcing "La Mole" passed away this week.

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"With great pain, the university community of Cuban sport receives the news of the passing of the outstanding Cuban judoka Maricet Espinosa González," the university said on Facebook.

"On behalf of our teachers, workers, and students we extend our deepest condolences to their families, friends, and colleagues."

She reportedly had surgery on January 21 ... but it's unclear if the operation played a role in her death.

Maricet competed in some of the biggest tourneys in the world ... and proudly represented her country of Cuba in 2016. She won her first match in Brazil before losing to Phupu Lhamu Khatri.

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She also competed against several famous judokas including Telma Monteiro, Gevrise Emane, and Ketleyn Quadros.

Her shocking death comes just a week after another Olympian tragically passed away ... Shawn Barber, a Canadian pole vaulter champ, died from medical complications at just 29.

R.I.P.

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