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James Harden Buys $30K Gold Chain For Rockets Teammate, Jeweler Says (VIDEO)

James Harden Hooks Teammate Up With $30K Gold Chain!!

5/7/2017 12:45 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

If James Harden doesn’t win MVP this season, he’s most definitely the Most Generous Teammate … ’cause the Rockets superstar dropped $30k to hook up his teammate with a gold Cuban Link chain!!

TMZ Sports spoke with celeb jeweler Boodaddy Diamonds, who says Montrezl Harrell and Harden were checking out his bling when Harrell instantly fell in love with the chain, but decided not to drop the 30 racks.

Boodaddy says Harden went behind his back and paid the full price for the piece with CASH as a surprise present for Harrell.

But Harden’s shopping spree ain’t gonna end there … Boodaddy says if the Beard wins MVP, he’s gonna ice him out in honor of the award.

HoloLens system uses augmented reality to aid spinal surgery

Augmented reality (AR) isn’t just for Pokémon Go and Snapchat masks, the technology will can have practical applications in areas like medicine, too.

At least that’s the promise of the new Scopis Holographic Navigation Platform, which is designed to be used with the Microsoft HoloLens to help doctors perform spinal surgery.

The company claims that its system can use 3D tracking with the HoloLens to help accurately find spinal screw positions faster during surgery. The system also allows the medical team to place virtual monitors above the surgery space, giving the surgeon a hands-free way to refer to charts and images while operating. Scopis also employs the HoloLens’ familiar finger gestures (which look like you’re pinching the air) to allow the surgeon to control the AR content.

Of course, the $3,000 HoloLens is still mostly in the hands of developers, so we’re still learning about just how reliable it is during pressure situations like surgery, but this short video is an encouraging look at the possible near future of AR as a practical tool beyond gaming and casual apps.

Free Comic Book Day is now a geek family affair and here’s the proof

Zounds! ‘Tis Free Comic Book Day, when younglings and olds alike descend upon their local comic book merchants in search of the only nourishment that will slake their savage geek thirst: MOAR COMIC BOOKS. 

But despite the feeding frenzy focused on the wonder secreted in the pages of these paper treasures, Free Comic Book Day is actually a sweet moment for many families when friends and family get to unapologetically share their collective guilty pleasure. 

No, this isn’t the day to haggle over a rare issue of an obscure superhero series, or eye the comic book shop owner suspiciously as she darts into the back room where they keep “the good stuff.” 

Nope, today is just about sharing the love of comic books, and we managed to find a number of moments on social media that capture that warm and fun sentiment. 

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But hark! There are still hours yet left to pillage your nearby purveyor of comic paraphernalia. We beseech you, if you haven’t already darkened the door of a comic book shop today, let these images inspire you to action. 

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Chris Pine reminds us he’s not Hemsworth, Evans, or Pratt in ‘SNL’ monologue

It’s good to be a “scruffy and squinty and jacked, but in a sweet way” guy named Chris who acts in movies. 

But apparently not if you don’t want to be confused with the other scruffy, beefy guys named Chris who act in movies.

Chris Pine, tonight’s Saturday Night Live host, used his monologue as an opportunity to differentiate himself from Hemsworth, Evans, and Pratt.

He did a song and dance to the tune of “Uptown Girl.” (Who knew Chris Pine had pipes?!)

He used visual aids.

But he ultimately came to the conclusion that, yeah, they are actually pretty indistinguishable. Still hot, though!

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‘SNL’ pokes at a ‘missing’ Kellyanne Conway in Carmen Sandiego tribute

After a few media missteps, the once ubiquitous Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway has all but vanished from TV. 

So Saturday Night Live tasked a couple of precocious young children with answering the question, “Where in the World Is Kellyanne Conway?”

“She hasn’t been seen in weeks; no one knows where she is or what she’s up to,” Sasheer Zamata opened as the iconic Chief, Lynne Thigpen.

And the Carmen Sandiego sendup was complete with Rockapella, featuring Chris Pine.

But the game show didn’t even make it to the first clue.

“We don’t wanna find her,” one of the contestants said.

That makes all of us, kid. 

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Conor McGregor Says He’ll Make $100 Million in Mayweather Fight

Conor McGregor I’ll Make $100 Million in Mayweather Fight

4/20/2017 11:02 AM PDT

Breaking News

Conor McGregor believes he’ll walk away with more than $100 MILLION after his fight with Floyd Mayweather … and says Dana White was just being conservative with his $75 million prediction.

White told us earlier this week he believes McGregor vs. Mayweather WILL happen — and told Colin Cowherd that Conor should make around $75 mil and Floyd will get around $100 mil.

But Conor just weighed in on social media saying White’s numbers are low.

“How’s that 75milli make your stomach feel? It’s actually 100+ milli if we go by the non conservative numbers the fight will actually do and that’s not including my endorsements and business ventures.”

He added, “28 years of age. Fresh c*nt. Doubt me now.”

Remember, back in November, Conor called his shot — saying he wanted $100 million for the fight.

Ask, and you might receive …

There’s more … Conor also released some footage of him giving boxing advice to one of his proteges.

He explained that he’s been focused on boxing lately but “make no mistakes, the kicking and grappling aspects, and everything else got to do with unlimited free fighting, is still very much present in my thoughts.”

He also suggests that if Floyd bails on their superfight, he could convince Manny Pacquiao to take his place.

“Floyd may crap his jocks after all and if so I will go back to true fighting or just pick another boxer like manny or something. But whatever that’s another conversation.”

Kentucky Derby Celebs Already Racing for Biggest Baller Crown (PHOTO GALLERY)

Kentucky Derby Celebs Already Racing For the Biggest Baller Crown

5/6/2017 12:16 PM PDT

The Kentucky Derby is here, which means it’s time for fancy clothes, funky hats … and a bunch of celebs showing up dressed to the nines to place their bets.

Katie Couric, Aaron Rodgers, Megyn Kelly, Jerry Rice and Harry Connick Jr. are gathering around the track at Churchill Downs to watch the 143rd running of the race.

And of course, Tom Brady and nearly half the Patriots roster are there too.

Derby post time isn’t until 3:34 PM PT — but in the race for most photographed face at Churchill Downs … they’re already coming down the back stretch.

Beyonce Wears Sombrero Leaving Restaurant with Kelly Rowland on Cinco De Mayo

Beyonce Now My Crown’s a Sombrero On Cinco de Mayo!!

5/6/2017 6:52 AM PDT

Beyonce‘s not going to let a little thing like extreme pregnancy stand in the way of a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The Queen wore a festive sombrero and shades at dinner with Kelly Rowland at Gracias Madre Friday night in WeHo. The place serves up plant-based Mexican grub … so she’s definitely eating healthy for 3.

It’s been a busy week for the pregnant mama — a few days back she was out running errands with Blue Ivy … looking ready to pop.

Colin Kaepernick Hits Chris Brown Concert In NYC with Boxing Star (PHOTO)

Colin Kaepernick Hits Chris Brown Concert In NYC … with Boxing Star

4/25/2017 6:44 AM PDT

Breaking News

So many questions …

Colin Kaepernick turned up in Brooklyn, NY on Monday — hanging at the Chris Brown concert at the Barclays Center where he posed for a photo with boxing star Adrien Broner.

Kaep and Chris Brown have been friends for a while — the singer was a big supporter of Colin’s national anthem protest and his ‘Know Your Rights Camp’ campaign. They posed for a pic together back in January.

Unclear how Broner got facetime with Colin — it’s possible he just asked for a quick selfie.

The other question … what’s Kaep doing in NYC?

His girlfriend, Nessa, is a top DJ at Hot 97 in New York (and she’s also friendly with Chris Brown).

The other theory is Colin is perhaps talking to an East Coast team looking for some QB help — aka the Jets.

As for the concert, we’re told it was lit … a bunch of stars were there including Fabolous, ASAP Ferg, Young Ma, Lil Kim, Cam’ron and more.

Parker outpoints Conjanu to retain WBO title for first time

07/05/2017 07:31

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully defended his title for the first time with a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision over Romanian challenger Razvan Cojanu (16-3, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sparks Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

Parker landed blow after blow and dominated the entire fight, but was unable to land the KO punch against his former sparring partner.

The New Zealander won by scores of 119-108 and 117-110 twice.

Cojanu, who took the fight on two week’s notice after Parker’s original opponent Hughie Fury pulled out with an injury, did not offer much offence as he was in survival mode throughout the bout. He was deducted a point in the 4th round for holding Parker repeatedly.

This fight was possibly Parker’s last on home soil as he is now set for lucrative fights in the UK or US.