Lady Gaga Halftime Show Leap Was Perfect Illusion

2017
GAGA DESCENDS

Lady Gaga tricked millions upon millions of Super Bowl viewers into thinking she jumped 260 feet down into Houston's NRG Stadium -- or at least she fooled the people watching on TV.

Turns out Gaga's leap was pre-recorded, and anyone inside the stadium would've known it if they looked up. What really went down after the pre-recorded footage aired was ... cameras picked up Gaga suspended halfway over the middle of the stadium.

The revealing footage made the rounds on social media after the broadcast made it look like Gaga dropped in from the roof.

She still deserves props -- NO stunt double.

50 Cent I'm Taking Over For Harvey

EXCLUSIVE

50 Cent is running the show Monday night for TMZ ... stepping in for Harvey and dropping some knowledge about today's biggest stories.

50 didn't hold back about Malia Obama's dance fest onstage at Lollapalooza, his favorite Kardashian chick, and his pal, Floyd Mayweather Jr., spending $50k just for maintenance on his rides.

And "Power" fans don't wanna miss this -- we grilled Fiddy about his character finally returning to the show.

Click here to find out when TMZ on TV is airing -- 'cause he's a P.I.M.P.

'Bachelorette' Villain Little Somethin' for My Haters ... and Maybe JoJo

Chad Johnson's threatened to rip limbs off this competition on "The Bachelorette" ... and judging by these pics, he's built to get the job done.

Chad -- hated by almost all the other dudes on the show -- showed off his sculpted bod for a recent photo shoot. Keep in mind, he's a realtor and not a model.

Chad's camo pants could be seen as a jab at his biggest rival for JoJo, who happens to be a Marine.

Once a villain ...

John Travolta Hotel Germ Fears Uncover Grotesque Foot Wart

** WARNING -- YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE SOMETHING ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING ... BUT KINDA AWESOME. OKAY, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED **

So, we were talking to "House of Cards" actor Jimmi Simpson about a report that John Travolta will only stay in hotel rooms that have been vacant for 24 hours ... when something gross came up.

Not about John. Not about Jimmi. It was a revelation about the wife of a TMZ staffer who got a SUPER GNARLY virus on her foot while staying at a hotel in Paris.

Our very own Dax Holt decided to share an insanely graphic pic of his wife's foot after her 4th surgery to remove the Plantar wart ... and it's intense.

Don't worry, she's fine now ... but she'll never shower in a hotel without flip flops ever again.

... and neither should you!

Scott Disick Had It Up to Here ... With Nightclub Chicks [TMZ TV]

Scott Disick hosted a huge nightclub party in Atlantic City, but something was VERY different about this paid appearance. Lingerie-clad dancers and big boobs had ZERO impact on him!

In fact, lord D is more like Bored Disick when it comes to the club scene. We suspect Kourtney's got something to do with this epic change.

Ronda Rousey's Marine SUPER STOKED!!! When He Learns She Accepts Date

Here's your feel good moment of the day ... when Lance Corporal Jarrod Haschert learned Ronda Rousey ACCEPTED his invite to the Marine Corps Ball ... and he was totally pumped!!!

Haschert appeared on "TMZ on TV" Tuesday -- when Harvey broke the good news ... that Ronda saw his viral video invitation and thought he was cute!

Check out the clip ... Haschert's reaction is awesome -- especially when we told him that Ronda wants him to find 3 dates for some of her friends.

Congrats!!!

'Gotham' Star Natalie Alyn Lind Fish & Raccoons Need Funerals Too, Y'know! [TMZ TV]

Batman’s new GF on “Gotham” ... Natalie Alyn Lind doesn’t just love bats, she also loves fish -- which is why she attended a funeral for uncle’s dead goldfish.

But that's not as weird as what happened to a raccoon in Toronto -- and that's not as weird as the guy who protects celebs from critters ... dead or alive.

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