Reba McEntire & Post Malone Surprise Duet at ACM Awards ... 'Ramblin Man' a Capella!!!

Reba McEntire and Post Malone stole the show at the 2024 ACM Awards ... coming together for a surprise performance of a country classic.

After Post impressed with a solo performance of his songs, "I Had Some Help" and "Never Love You Again," Reba joined PM onstage at the Ford Center in Frisco, TX ... asking him to indulge her with a surprise collab.

Specifically, Reba invited Posty to join her for a performance of the Allman Brothers Band's 1973 hit, "Ramblin' Man" ... in honor of the late Dickey Betts.

Ex-NBAer Darius Morris No Foul Play Suspected In Death

A cause of death for ex-NBA player Darius Morris still remains a mystery ... but TMZ Sports has learned law enforcement does not believe foul play was involved.

The former LA Lakers guard was found dead in his home by his family in the Los Angeles area on May 2 ... and authorities are still working to determine how exactly the 33-year-old passed.

Our sources say, however, there were no signs of nefarious acts ... and no drugs were found at the scene either.

Riley Strain's Family Breaks Down in Tears While Accepting His Diploma

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Riley Strain's family experienced a bittersweet milestone on behalf of the late college student ... a moment that left them in tears, and with a diploma in hand.

Riley's loved ones attended the University of Missouri's graduation Saturday ... accepting Riley's diploma from the Mizzou College of Arts and Science. The crowd met Riley's family with cheers and a standing O ... with the late student's name being the first one read out.

The posthumous achievement was an understandably poignant moment for Riley's parents and stepparents, who fought back tears as they took the stage.

Chris Pratt's Stunt Double Tony McFarr Dead at 47 ... 'Guardians,' 'Jurassic,' Etc.

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3:07 PM PT -- Chris just addressed Tony's passing, writing ... "Devastated to hear about the loss of my friend and former stunt double Tony McFarr. We did several movies together. We golfed, drank whiskey, smoked cigars, and spent endless hours on set."

He adds, "He was always a gentleman and professional. He'll be missed. My prayers go out to his friends and family, especially his daughter."

Tony McFarr -- a stuntman who stepped in to double for some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Chris Pratt -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

The daredevil performer's mother, Donna, tells us he passed away Monday at his home just outside Orlando -- and while we're told the family doesn't know the exact circumstances of his death just yet ... Donna does say his passing is unexpected and shocking.

She says Tony was active and healthy ... and we're told the medical examiner's office is running toxicology tests now. The Orange County Medical Examiner confirms to us they have the case ... and that an official cause is still pending.

Amazon Worker Tries Shooting Supervisor, Misses ... Gunned Down By Cops

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An Amazon worker tried to shoot his coworker this week in Ohio ... but, somehow he missed at point-blank range -- which all ended in tragedy when he was gunned down by cops.

Cops identified Ali Hamsa Yusuf -- a 22-year-old Amazon security guard who brought a gun to work -- as the man who tried to shoot his supervisor ... which was captured on surveillance footage.

Check out the clip ... Yusuf takes the gun out and tries to fire it right behind his boss -- but the gun jams. He inspects it, fixes the issue and fires again successfully.

Soulja Boy Metro, Sorry I Slandered Your Mom... I'm Going to Therapy

Soulja Boy is having a change of heart about warring with Metro Boomin -- and apologized to the "Like That" producer for his unsavory comments about his deceased mom.

On Wednesday, Soulja shot Metro an apology just as random as the recent bombs in his direction ... "I apologize to @MetroBoomin for overreacting over an old tweet. Condolences to his mom. I’m going to seek therapy and anger management. I’m done responding to hate, new or old. 💯🙏🏾"

Soulja's beef with Metro was an old one indeed.

Rakim Lubin, CBB Player Ex-UConn Forward Dead At 28

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5/16 -- 9:14 AM PT -- UConn's Athletic Department told TMZ Sports on Thursday they are saddened by Lubin's death and will pray for his family.

"UConn Athletics offers its condolences and has Rakim’s family in our thoughts."

Rakim Lubin -- a former college basketball player who hooped for the UConn Huskies -- has reportedly passed away. He was only 28 years old.

According to the Prestige Memorial Funeral Home, the 6-foot-8 baller -- nicknamed "Rock"' due to his physique -- reportedly died on May 12th.

The cause of Rakim's death is not known.

Angie Harmon Sues Deliveryman Who Shot and Killed Her Dog

Angie Harmon is taking the deliveryman who shot and killed her dog to court -- and she's also going after the company he was working for ... claiming it was negligent.

The actress is suing Christopher Anthony Reid for what she claims was the wrongful shooting of her pup in April on her property in North Carolina -- this after she'd ordered something off of Instacart and was communicating with a woman she thought was named "Merle."

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Angie claims she wasn't talking to a lady at all ... instead, she was communicating with Reid -- whom she alleges was impersonating/passing as Merle.

Mariam Creighton College Volleyball Player Dead At 21 Killed In Nightclub Shooting

Albany State University volleyball player Mariam Creighton was tragically killed in a nightclub shooting in Atlanta over the weekend. She was only 21 years old.

The Atlanta Police Department said the incident happened around 2:28 AM on Sunday ... when officers responded to shots fired at the Elleven45 establishment.

Responders found six people shot ... two of whom were pronounced dead at the scene -- Creighton and 20-year-old Nakyris Ridley.

KTLA Reporter SAM RUBIN SON'S TEAR-JERKING On Air TRIBUTE ... 'You'll Always Be My Hero'

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Sam Rubin's son paid tribute to his late father on the air just 3 days after his untimely death -- and it's heart-wrenching, to say the least ... because he got choked up several times.

Sitting beside his dad's KTLA colleagues Monday ... Colby Rubin held it together pretty well during a letter he read aloud to his dad ... but at times, needed a few seconds to collect himself before reflecting on his dad's profound impact on his life over the last 16 years.

Colby wasn't just speaking to the crowd ... the message was directly to Sam, making it all the more raw as he told SR how much he idolized him -- and how he'd always be his hero.

David Sanborn Sax Icon Dead at 78 After Cancer Battle

David Sanborn, the saxophone great who helped bring jazz to the masses, is dead after battling cancer.

His family and management announced the sad news Monday morning on his X account, revealing David died on Sunday from prostate cancer, and complications related to the cancer.

Sanborn played the alto saxophone, and throughout his career, he bridged the worlds of jazz, rock, blues and R&B. For instance, he got his break in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in 1967 and played with the group at Woodstock.

Boxer Sherif Lawal Dead At 29 ... After KO In Debut Fight

Middlewieight boxer Sherif Lawal has passed away after collapsing in the ring following a knockout punch in his professional debut in the UK.

He was only 29 years old.

Lawal's first pro fight went down Sunday at the Harrow Leisure Centre in London ... where he faced Portuguese fighter Malam Varela (2-4).

MADONNA MOTHER'S DAY POST HEARTBREAKING!!! ... Reflects On Late Mom

Madonna is feeling all sorts of emotions about being a mom and about her own later mother -- and she's saluting her with a touching tribute.

She posted a shot of herself standing onstage -- during the "Celebration" tour -- under a giant photo of her namesake mother, Madonna Louise Ciccone ... reflecting on the last time she saw her right before she died from breast cancer in 1963.

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Her mother was only 30 -- Madonna was 5 -- when she passed away.

DR. CYRIL WECHT Famed Forensics Expert DEAD AT 93 ... Worked on JFK Assassination Case

Renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht -- known for his work on high-profile cases such as JonBenét Ramsey and JFK's assassination -- has died.

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced the former Allegheny County medical examiner's death Monday ... saying in a statement he brought "comfort and justice for countless grieving and victimized families around the globe" through his work.

Wecht performed roughly 21,000 autopsies and around 42,000 postmortem examinations during his long-standing career.

Matthew Lawrence No 'Doubtfire' Reboot W/out Robin ... But a Documentary???

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Matthew Lawrence is weighing in on the possibility of a "Mrs. Doubtfire" reboot ... and, he's confirming he's keeping an open mind about future projects.

We caught up with Matthew and his brothers, Joey and Andrew, in L.A. this week, where the former child star told us it's unlikely a reboot will happen following Robin Williams' death.

Matthew, who played one of Robin's kids in the original, added ... "Without Robin, I don't think that movie is possible. In 2014, they were talking about it ... and everybody was kind of buzzing about it."

Mark Wahlberg Loving Mother's Day Tribute to Wife & Late Mom

Mark Wahlberg's celebrating two special women on Mother's Day ... shouting out his wife Rhea Durham, and celebrating his late mom Alma on the holiday.

The actor shared a sweet post dedicated to the two women Sunday morning ... dropping a series of images including a throwback pic with the lovely ladies and the rest of his brood.

Check out the pics ... Marky Mark's kids are quite a bit younger -- but, there's his mom - clad in yellow -- with a big old grin on her face.

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