Ex-NFL star Jared Allen says his new career as a pro curler — the ice sport — is NOT a joke … and it all began after making a stupid bet with some buddies.  After Allen retired from football in 2016, the future Hall of Famer still had a…

Willie Tyler (right) gained fame in the ’80s with his impressive ventriloquist skills — alongside his comedic counterpart Lester (left) — on shows like “American Bandstand,” “ABC Weekend Specials,” “Match Game” and “Hollywood Squares.” Guess…

When Ariana Grande recruited a Kardashian to guest star in her highly anticipated “Thank U, Next” music video, she went straight to the top … of the family tree. Yes, TMZ has learned Kris Jenner is the mystery Kardashian who scored the cameo…

LeBron James has ANOTHER movie in the works — but this one is based on his own life!  The NBA superstar — along with his producing partner Maverick Carter and SpringHill Entertainment — are moving forward with a flick based on the book,…

Tekashi69 climbing to the top of the charts doesn’t make him immune to the harsh reality — if ya do the crime, ya gotta do the time … so says Kevin O’Leary. We got the “Shark Tank” star outside Benjamin Prime Steak House in NYC –…

More legal trouble for Jermain Taylor … the ex-boxing champ was arrested for the second time this month after missing a child support payment … TMZ Sports has confirmed. Taylor — once the undisputed middleweight champ — was booked in Pulaski…

Floyd Mayweather had to come out of pocket more than $600,000 to settle charges brought against him by the SEC for his role in a cryptocurrency scandal … officials have announced.  As we previously reported, Floyd and DJ Khaled both went…

Nicki Minaj doesn’t owe her former stylist a dime — in fact, she paid him too much money and now she wants it back … according to new legal docs. Nicki’s countersuing Maher Jridi, who was her stylist in 2017 and hit her with a lawsuit in October…

“Even Stevens” actress Margo Harshman — who played Tawny Dean on the Disney show — has filed for divorce from her husband. Harshman was married to Austen Hooks — who works in music — before filing to end it in Los Angeles on Thursday … it’s…

Baker Mayfield’s H.S. coach is going to bat for his ex-QB after the Browns superstar torched Hue Jackson … saying Baker was just doing what he thought was best for his team. Of course … Mayfield’s been met with a lot of critics after he went…

Harvey Weinstein and his defense are trying to turn the tide in his ongoing sex crime case by pointing to a new female witness — who was a close friend of one of Weinstein’s alleged victims — and use her to paint a picture of a…

Mark Cuban is so hands-on as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks — he even attends ALL of his teams’ G-League games … so says Kostas Antetokounmpo.  Kostas — a 2nd round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft — is the younger brother of “Greek Freak”…