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    Idris Elba’s New Car-Stunt Show on Quibi Looks Very

    Exclusive Quibi Idris Elba‘s got some serious testicular fortitude … ’cause his new car-stunt show really put his family jewels to the test. TMZ’s obtained the first images from the actor’s new show coming to Quibi. Idris and elite rally driver Ken Block are teaming up for an 8-episode series dubbed “Elba vs. Block.” They’ll go head-to-head in car stunts to see who can outlast the other. Quibi It’s unclear if these are death-defying stunts, but with names like “Wall of Death,” “Car Tightrope” and “Flaming Obstacle Course” it sure as hell seems like it. In one of the images, either Idris or Ken drive a go-kart through a vertical loop. The ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ star has gone on record to say he loves speed and counts himself as a “wheel man” … and no doubt this new show puts him front and center in some grueling challenges. Quibi ICYMI … Quibi is short for “quick bites.” It’s the first-ever entertainment platform designed specifically for phones to deliver episodes and movie-quality shows in 10 minutes or less. It launches April 6 with original content from Jennifer Lopez, Liam Hemsworth, Zac Efron, Kendall Jenner, 50 Cent, Steph Curry, Chrissy Teigen and Kristen Bell … plus our own celebrity show with a TMZ edge. The 30-second Super Bowl ad made/WILL MAKE its debut Sunday just after kickoff.

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    Kyle Long Gunning To Be NFL Commentator, Like Romo For

    Play video contentExclusive TMZSports.com Kyle Long says now that his playing days are over … he’s ready to be an NFL commentator — and he tells TMZ Sports he thinks he can be like Tony Romo for football “simpletons!” “I think I can speak more Layman’s terms,” Long says. “He’s really an AP-level teacher.” Don’t get it twisted … Long’s actually complimenting Romo — saying the ex-Dallas Cowboys QB is way smarter than him!! But Kyle, who just retired from the Chicago Bears last month and is out in L.A. this week trying out with various networks, says he’s hoping his offensive line mind can provide a different perspective in the studio/booth. “I speak to the simpletons,” Long said with a laugh. Of course, Kyle is one of the most entertaining follows on Twitter … so there’s a lot of potential there — and Long says he’s actually been learning a thing or two by watching Tony! What’s interesting … his dad Howie Long has been doing the “NFL on FOX” thing for years — and if another network signs Kyle, it could be Long vs. Long in the battle for NFL ratings! As for his resume, NOT TOO SHABBY — Kyle was a 1st round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and spent his entire 6-year career with the Chicago Bears, making the Pro Bowl 3 times. His brother Chris Long — who won Super Bowls with the Eagles and Patriots — also recently retired.

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    Wendy Williams New Boyfriend Revealed

    SplashNews.com Wendy Williams hit the town Friday night with what appears to be her new boyfriend. Williams grabbed dinner in New York City at Aroma Trattoria with Big Will, aka Willdaboss. He’s a jeweler in the Big Apple and he gave everyone a big hint the other day, after Wendy went on her show and said she had a new man. Wendy said on the show her man bought her 2 pieces of jewelry from which to choose and she picked a diamond, heart-shaped necklace. Good selection. Willdaboss then seemingly connected the dots by posting her video talking about a new boyfriend on his social media. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. Wendy posted a pic Saturday of her and Willdaboss snuggling together. Well, it seems Wendy’s fear will not materialize. You’ll recall, last month she vowed, “I won’t let my coochie rot!!!” Mission accomplished!!!

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    Dog the Bounty Hunter Focusing on Himself While Show on

    Exclusive TMZ.com Dog the Bounty Hunter‘s got a new job #1 — now that he’s without his wife, Beth, and his TV show — and that’s himself. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ … the future of “Dog’s Most Wanted” is currently up in the air. WGN ran it last season, but the superstation is under new ownership and has changed its prime time lineup to a 3-hour news show. Dog would normally be shooting his hit show right now, but instead, he’s on hiatus and that means he has a lot of free time on his hands. We’re told he plans to use it as “me” time — doing a lot of self-exploration and chasing passions like fishing. He has a favorite fishing hole in Colorado, so we’re told he’ll be there a lot. He’s also going to work with at-risk youth — and, of course, continue working bounty hunter cases. It ain’t just a TV show, it’s his real-life gig. Speaking of which, even though his show — the No. 1-rated original series on WGN — is off the air right now, he still wants to stay connected with fans. We’re told he’ll keep scheduling meet-and-greets. As we reported, Dog’s also grown close to one of his late wife’s friends, Moon — and even proposed to her during a ‘Dr. Oz’ taping. That’s caused plenty of strife in his family — but Dog’s gonna have time to patch things up if that’s what he wants to do.

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    Dr. Phil Jabs at His Dad in Hollywood Walk of Fame Speech

    Play video content TMZ.com Dr. Phil has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame now, and he’s using the momentous occasion to thank some, and stick it to others … including his own father!!! The famed TV doctor was honored Friday by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, not only for all the years starring on his daytime talk show … but for the many other hats in entertainment he wears, as well. Dr. Phil says he obviously didn’t get all this success by himself — he specifically thanked his wife of nearly 44 years, Robin, numerous times — and wished he could share the star with many others. Ya gotta see it though, ’cause of course he said it in a way only Phil could. It wouldn’t be a Dr. Phil speech, though, if he didn’t share a story. This one was a shout-out to people who doubted him along the way, and he didn’t hesitate to call out his dad. It’s a mic drop moment, for sure. Play video content TMZ.com The ceremony also featured speeches by Tyler Perry and country singer Ronnie Dunn. Tyler dropped a pretty solid joke … as his most famous character. Congrats, Phil!!!

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    Jesse James Returning to Reality TV with ‘Monster

    Exclusive TMZ.com The monster is back in Jesse James‘ garage … he’s returning to reality TV after a 14-year hiatus with a reboot of his hit show. Jesse is coming back to Discovery Channel with a brand new season of “Monster Garage” … and he’s coming in hot too. We’re told the garage will be filled with upgrades, including some cutting-edge technology … and a renewed passion for creating mind-blowing vehicles. In the 14 years since “Monster Garage” ended, Jesse’s been traveling the world, expanding his skill set in forging and blacksmith work — learning from some of the best in the biz — and now he’s ready to unleash his new talents. Play video content DISCOVERY The first run of “Monster Garage” went like this — Jesse and his 5-person team would modify vehicles into multi-tasking machines. For instance, there was a PT Cruiser that doubled as a wood chipper, a school bus that turned into a pontoon boat, and a police car that could morph into a donut shop. It was cool stuff back then, but now Jesse says he’s excited to step back into the garage to push the limits even more by showing what his team can do when they refuse to quit. The reboot premieres later this year … get ya popcorn ready!!!

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    David Letterman Says Trump Pigs Out, Bloomberg Eats Like

    Play video contentExclusive TMZ.com Forget elephants and donkeys, David Letterman says our choice for President could come down to this … do we want a wealthy man who eats like a pig, or one who eats like a bird?!? We got Letterman Thursday in Los Angeles after lunch at Canter’s Deli, and our guy asks which presidential candidate is more fun to have dinner with, Donald Trump or Michael Bloomberg??? Dave knows both men well, and he tells us why Trump and Bloomberg are at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the dinner table. Sorry Mike, Letterman says you’re coming up short as far as appetites go. You’ve seen Bloomberg eat ice cream, right?!? It’s pretty funny … Letterman launches into one of his classic bits when we try to grill him about the candidate with the gift of gab … but he’s definitely down for our table talk. One thing both sides can agree on … hors d’oeuvres don’t belong near a toilet!!!

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    Lifestyle Guru B. Smith Dead at 70 of Early-Onset

    Breaking News Getty B. Smith, a groundbreaking model, restaurant owner and lifestyle guru, died Saturday night … according to her husband. Dan Gasby announced her death, saying, “It is with great sadness that my daughter Dana and I announce the passing of my wife, Barbara Elaine Smith.” He says she passed peacefully at 10:50 PM Saturday at their home on Long Island after having battled Alzheimer’s Disease for several years. B. started her career in the 1960s as a model who was signed to Wilhelmina modeling agency. In 1976, she became the first black woman featured on a cover of Mademoiselle. She went on to open 3 of her popular B. Smith restaurants in New York City, on Long Island and also in Washington, D.C. B. landed her own cooking and lifestyle show in 1997 when “B. Smith with Style” debuted. She and Dan married in 1992 and she became a stepmother to his daughter from a previous relationship. B. was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2013. You might recall, Dan faced some criticism in 2018 when he went public with the fact he had a girlfriend who was living with him and helping care for his ailing wife. Dan thanked the hospice caregivers who “helped us make B. comfortable in her final days.” He added, “Heaven is shining even brighter now that it is graced with B.’s dazzling and unforgettable smile.” B. was 70. RIP

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    Jussie Smollett Says ‘Truth’ Will Be His

    Play video contentExclusive @LionsShareNews Jussie Smollett says the truth will set him free — literally — as he ramps up for a second round of fighting criminal charges in Chicago. The ex-‘Empire’ star was leaving LAX Tuesday when a photog ran into him and asked to see how he’s holding up. His lawyer says he’s a tough cookie, but Jussie laughs it off — it’s pretty clear he’s going through it, and seems to think at least that much should be obvious. Of course … we’re talking about Jussie getting re-charged for allegedly lying to cops about the hate crime he claims was perpetrated against him by MAGA-hat wearing thugs — this after the State Attorney’s Office dropped the original 16 charges against him a year ago. Play video content TMZ.com He’s pled not guilty again, and his legal team has filed a motion for the case to be dismissed over double jeopardy — which basically means you can’t prosecute someone over the same offenses twice. Jussie and his lawyer talk about that, plus other possible defenses. The photog asks point-blank … which is it gonna be, JS — telling ’em you didn’t do it, or hope double jeopardy saves ya? Watch … Jussie says there’s only one thing he can count on. Spoiler … he’s gonna stick to his story, lock stock and barrel.

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    ‘Cheer’ Cast Hot Bods — Guess Who!

    Kick off Super Bowl LIV weekend with these hot cheerleader bods! The stars of Netflix’s docuseries “Cheer” have been showing off their skills onscreen and now it’s time to show off their squad-bods when they leave the mat! We’ve got a challenge for you that might just top the Daytona competition … Tumble through our gallery of the “Cheer” cast hot shots and see if you can guess which Navarro cheerleader is in the pic. Try and go full out by guessing them all! The members of the 14x National Championship team have worked hard to make the mat and clearly have the physique to prove it! You got this!!!

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    Olympic Skater Scott Hamilton Gives Shannen Doherty Cancer

    Play video contentExclusive TMZ.com Shannen Doherty is getting cancer treatment options from a famous survivor … figure skater Scott Hamilton. We got the Olympic gold medalist in NYC on World Cancer Day and asked if he had a message for Shannen … who just revealed her breast cancer has returned, and is now stage 4. Scott says Shannen should seek as many medical opinions and options for treatment as she can because that’s the best way to survive. Hamilton is definitely an expert on the subject, he’s persevered through 3 brain tumors and overcome testicular cancer. While the diagnosis sounds bleak — Shannen says she’s “dying of stage 4 terminal cancer” — Scott says there are all kinds of things she can do … surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, etc. .@ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: @DohertyShannen opens up about her private health battle. “I’m stage four – my cancer came back.”@arobachhttps://t.co/IvsAr3odaj pic.twitter.com/Amhcm7x5Q4 — Good Morning America (@GMA) February 4, 2020@GMA We also asked him about Shannen’s decision to keep mum on her diagnosis because she wanted to prove she could still work. Scott explains why cancer stigmas don’t help patients.

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    Holly on ‘Land Of The Lost’ ‘Memba Her?!

    Massachusetts-native Kathleen “Kathy” Coleman was only 12 years old when she gained fame for her role as the young time-hopping survivalist, Holly Marshall — who dodges grumpy Tyrannosaurs and befriends dopey Brontosaurs — in the thrilling ’70s sci-fi series, “Land Of The Lost.” Kathy Coleman was cast in the prehistoric show with some other throwback actors including Wesley Eure as the big brother and protector Will Marshall, Spencer Milligan as the less-than present father Rick Mitchell, Ron Harper as the uncle Jack Marshall … and of course Phillip Paley as the furry little friend, Cha-Ka. Guess what Kathy looks like now at 58 years old!

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