Lil Rel Howery Shows Off Drastic Weight Loss ... Doubters Say It's Ozempic!!!

Lil Rel Howery is proudly showing off his body transformation -- he's looking a lot slimmer and fitter, and some folks think he's getting a helping hand from a popular drug.

The comedian is being hounded by allegations he's using one of the weight loss drugs -- like Ozempic or Wegovy -- which are super popular these days, especially among celebs looking to shed pounds.

For his part, Lil Rel says his new look is all from diet and exercise -- specifically, he's chalking it up to 5 years of physical, mental and spiritual work on himself.

'Hawk Tuah' Girl Haliey Welch Autographed Cards Selling For $100

Move over, LeBron James and Shohei Ohtani ... there's a new name taking over the trading card market -- "Hawk Tuah" girl Haliey Welch!!

The internet sensation -- who went viral just weeks ago -- inked yet another deal amid her meteoric rise in popularity ... this time, linking up with Leaf Trading Cards for an exclusive series of cardboard collectibles.

The company says fans can buy packs for $100 a pop ... and each batch will feature one autographed card with a unique inscription below a snapshot of her rocking a cowboy hat.

Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese Lead WNBA Merchandise Sales ... 1,000% Increase In Player Items

The WNBA's growing popularity is resulting in some seriously historic merchandise numbers for the organization ... and Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese deserve a ton of credit, 'cause the two superstars lead the entire league in sales.

Fanatics -- the W's official retail partner -- tells TMZ Sports it has seen a 500% surge in business during the first half of the season when compared to the same time period in 2023.

In fact, there's been an 1,000% increase in player-specific merch sales, and Clark and Reese are Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.

Francis Ngannou Opens Up On Son's Death ... 'What Do You Mean He's Gone?'

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Francis Ngannou is speaking into a mic for the first time since his 15-month-old son died suddenly back in March ... and his words are nothing short of heartbreaking.

Ngannou made an appearance on Joe Rogan's "JRE MMA Show" Tuesday and he talked about a wide range of subjects, including the moments he experienced in the leadup to the death of his son, Kobe.

Ngannou revealed his son had mild inflammation of the brain ... which led to him fainting twice. The first incident happened while they were in Cameroon, but he said the doctors found nothing.

Olympic Committee Votes To Approve Olympic Esports ... Set To Debut In 2025!!!

The 2024 Paris Olympics kick off in three days, but the International Olympic Committee just invested in an entirely new field of competition -- announcing the creation of the Olympic Esports Games!

The IOC held a vote to officially create the Esports Olympics at its 142nd session on Tuesday ... with seemingly no one opposing the move.

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This vote comes on the heels of the IOC and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announcing a joint partnership to host the inaugural tournament in Saudi Arabia in 2025.

Bryson DeChambeau Golfs With Trump ... Raves Over No. 45's Game!!!

Joe Biden might want to think twice about a potential golf face-off with Donald Trump ... No. 45 just recently hit the links with Bryson DeChambeau -- and he was so good, the U.S. Open champ couldn't believe his eyes.

The 78-year-old hooked up with the LIV Golf star sometime before he was nearly killed during a July 13 assassination attempt ... to film a video where the two would try to break a score of 50 on 18 holes from the most forward tees at one of Trump's courses.

The format for their game was simple -- they'd each hit their shots ... and whoever had the better one, they'd play from there. Normally -- in this kind of scramble -- DeChambeau's strokes would almost exclusively be used. But Trump was so locked in, the pair actually took a bunch of the former President's balls.

Thom Brennaman I'm Putting On Headset Again ... After Homophobic Slur Scandal

Disgraced sports play-by-play announcer Thom Brennaman is returning to the broadcast booth ... securing a job calling college football games four years after he resigned for hurling a homophobic slur on air.

Brennaman was working a game between the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals on Aug. 19, 2020, when, at one point in the broadcast, he was heard on a hot mic referring to a place as "one of the f** capitals of the world."

Brennaman then issued an apology later in the game ... which eventually was turned into a meme online, as he paused the mea culpa to call a Nick Castellanos home run before stating, "I don't know if I will be putting on this headset again."

2024 Paris Olympics Athlete Shows Off Custom Condoms ... In Welcome Package

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Olympic athletes are provided with top-notch protection as soon as they arrive in Paris ... 'cause this year's welcome packages come decked-out with condoms for all!!

Canadian sailor Sarah Douglas -- who holds the country's best individual performance in the sport -- shared her discovery in a TikTok video showing off her Olympic Village room.

Douglas went through a goodie bag that was already waiting for her on her bed ... and it's filled with cool stuff -- including a cell phone, water bottles and a toiletry bag.

Celine Dion Performing at Olympics Opening Ceremony ... and Making a Bundle!!!

Celine Dion will perform Friday at the opening ceremony for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, and organizers have opened the vault for her ... TMZ has learned.

The icon touched down in Paris Monday, and sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ, she is getting ready to take the stage Friday.

Our sources say she will be paid handsomely ... $2 million!!! By the way, that's for just ONE song!

Joe Burrow Hi, My Name Is ... Bleached Buzz Draws Eminem Comparisons

Joe Burrow looks like he's ready to have a plate of mom's spaghetti ... 'cause the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback debuted a drastic new appearance ahead of training camp -- and it's giving Eminem.

The hunky gunslinger -- who chopped off his luscious locks a few weeks back -- decided to bleach the little amount of hair he has left ... and it's certainly got the people talking.

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The 27-year-old is no stranger to being a blondie -- he rocked a similar look when he was a star at Athens High School in Ohio a decade ago.

Snoop Dogg Picked To Carry Olympic Torch ... Better Not Drop It Like It's Hot!!!

Snoop Dogg is blazing up in a brand new way ... getting picked to carry the Olympic torch ahead of the opening ceremony at the 2024 Paris Games!!

The legendary rapper will be one of the last torchbearers to participate in the traditional relay before it reaches its final landing spot at the Eiffel Tower on Friday.

Snoop will carry the flame through Saint-Denis, the town's mayor said on social media ... and he'll be alongside French rapper MC Solaar and actress Laetitia Casta, according to reports.

Tiger Woods Shows Off Gnarly Leg Scars ... 3 Years After Car Crash

Tiger Woods gave the public its first glimpse of his right leg since he mangled it in a 2021 car crash ... and check it out, the Big Cat's got some really big scars.

Eldrick has usually rocked a leg sleeve when around cameras since requiring multiple surgeries to fix the bones he broke in a horrific wreck in Los Angeles some three years ago ... but on Monday, he ditched it to follow his son around at the U.S. Junior Amateur competition in Michigan.

You can see on one side of his wounded limb, there's a zipper scar that goes from the bottom of his knee all the way down to his ankle. On the other side, there's a deep mark that spans most of the top of his calf.

Aaron Rodgers Trolls Haters At Jets Camp Prrrr-Fect Shirt!!!

Aaron Rodgers pulled up to New York Jets' training camp ready to ball -- and clearly ready to troll -- check out the tee he was wearing ... it's an obvious middle finger to his haters!!

The 40-year-old quarterback, of course, drew the ire of many this offseason -- including from perhaps his own team -- when he bailed on some mandatory practices in order to take a previously planned trip to Egypt.

On Tuesday, he addressed the vitriol he received for the "unexcused" absences ... but with his attire -- not his words.

Andy Murray Olympics Are My Last Hoorah ... Retiring After 19 Years

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray just announced he's calling it a career after the 2024 Paris Olympics ... saying he's officially retiring from tennis tournaments following the Games.

Murray -- who will be repping Great Britain in a few days -- shared the news on social media on Tuesday ... setting the expiration date on his 19-year career.

Murray was most recently forced to withdraw from the singles competition at Wimbledon after his recovery from a spinal cyst procedure took longer than anticipated. He did participate in a doubles match with his brother, Jamie Murray, but the duo was eliminated in the first round.

Gilbert Arenas Ripped For Xenophobic Rant ... Made After Team USA's Win Over South Sudan

Gilbert Arenas went on a rant filled with xenophobic tropes following Team USA's win over South Sudan ... and he's now facing backlash for the remarks, including from Joel Embiid, who's calling the comments "disappointing."

The former NBA star unleashed the offensive tirade on Saturday ... just after LeBron James and Co. squeaked by South Sudan in an Olympics tuneup, 101-100.

James' squad was supposed to win big at O2 Arena in London -- they were, after all, 43-point favorites -- but instead, they needed a last-second layup from the Lakers superstar to get them by.

Terrell Davis Escorted Off Plane By FBI Agents ... New Video Shows

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Terrell Davis' camp just released new footage of his recent run-in with law enforcement aboard a United Airlines flight ... which they believe proves several agents acted in the wrong.

The Hall of Famer's attorneys shared the video with TMZ Sports on Tuesday ... showing the Denver Broncos legend pulled off the airplane by responding officers -- including the FBI.

In the clip, passengers are heard questioning what led to the removal ... with TD's wife, Tamiko Nash, standing up and interacting with the agents before he was placed in handcuffs and escorted off the plane for questioning.

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