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Ben Carson

Chuckles Again After Repeating

What He Would Have Done to Oregon Shooter

10/7/2015 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Ben Carson isn't wavering a bit -- he would have done things differently if he were a potential victim of the Oregon shooter ... but just like the first time, he followed his comment with a chuckle.

Carson was in NYC Tuesday, when he was asked if he stands by his comment that he would have quickly organized a mob to subdue the Oregon gunman, because the guy could only shoot one person at a time. 

Carson, who initially made his point on "Fox & Friends," has been skewered by some who feel he was calling the victims cowards. A lot of people were upset he chuckled after making his comment.

Chuckle he did again.


Tom Hanks

I Am the ...

Air Captain Now

23 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

1007-tom-hanks-sully-akmgsiTom Hanks is a dead ringer for Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, right down to the mustache, walking down a NYC sidewalk.

1007-subasset-chesley-sullenberger-apHanks is in the Big Apple filming the biopic on the retired US Airways pilot who miracuously crash landed on the Hudson ... killing no one. Clint Eastwood is directing.

Good things happen when Hanks plays captain -- in WWII, on hijacked tankers or on shrimp boats.

Brace for Oscar impact ... 




I Don't Regret Passing on Drake ... One Bit

13 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

Akon is not a second-guesser, and that's why he has no second thoughts about his decision to take a pass on signing Drake before the Canadian blew up.

We got Akon at LAX Tuesday when our photog dared to ask if he kicks himself over the decision.

Remember, Akon passed back in 2005, when Drake really wasn't Drake. 

Akon's interesting.

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Farrah Abraham

Fired For Being Too Porny

42 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

1006-farrah-abraham-tmz-01No one wants a piece of Farrah Abraham and the proof is in the sales of her DNA ... at least according to a rep for a company that just fired her.  

Celebrity Gene put Farrah's liquified DNA inside a necklace and put it on the market four months ago with part of the proceeds going to charity, but claims NOT ONE PERSON purchased the stuff.

We obtained the scathing letter CG's publicity company, ZTPR, fired off severing ties with the "Backdoor Teen Mom." It says Farrah "would much rather talk about your female body parts in order to generate more profits for yourself" rather than charity.

Translation: Farrah promotes the hell out of sex toys (molded from her body parts), but does nothing to promote the DNA necklace. 

Por ejemplo ... the PR co. couldn't resist referencing this classic from Farrah: "Another one of my absolute favorites is my full on vibrating p***y and ass molded from my very own body." Classy.

Moving forward, CG says it's cutting all ties with Farrah. Instead, ALL future profits will go to the charity she chose, Operation Underground Railroad.

Now if only someone would buy one of these things.


Diddy's Son

I'd Do 'Empire' in a Heartbeat

No Matter What My Dad Wants

10/7/2015 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Quincy Combs is drawing the line on the subject of family loyalty -- it doesn't matter that his pops, Diddy reportedly has issues with "Empire" ... he'd love almost any role on the show, except Jussie Smollett's.

Quincy was leaving 1 OAK Tuesday when our photog asked if he'd toe the line with his dad in his beef with "Empire." Rumor is the show wanted Quincy for the Hakeem role, but Diddy squashed it because FOX would own all the music he made.  

Check it out ... Quincy makes it sound like the rumors were false, because he says he'd absolutely take a role, but he's not experienced enough to play a gay character -- presumably because there are scenes involving overt affection.

He's not saying anything disparaging about gays ... he just doesn't think he could pull it off.

Jim Carrey

Girlfriend Attempted Suicide

Once Before

10/7/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-carrey-white-getty-instagram-01Jim Carrey's on-and-off again girlfriend Cathriona White tried ending her life in 2012 and we're told a hateful message from her biological mother may have led to her suicide ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. 

Our sources tell us, during their investigation they learned White attempted suicide after her father's death in 2012.

We're told White's friends told investigators on Cathriona's birthday -- just days before her suicide -- she received a hateful message from her estranged biological mother who called her a "failure."

Cathriona committed suicide on the 3rd anniversary of her father's death.

Our sources say her mother's attack, along with the somber anniversary and her breather with Jim, may have contributed to Cathriona's suicide. It appears she OD'd on drugs.


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LAPD Gun Stalker Video

Rap Group Claims Gun's a Phony

10/7/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The LAPD can chill, because there's no need to launch a criminal investigation into the video which seems to show someone lurking around a cop car with gun in hand ... because the people who shot the video say the gun's a fake. 

The '90s rap group Brownside produced an Instagram video showing someone in a car flashing a gun as an unsuspecting LAPD cop gets out of his patrol car. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck believes the guy with the gun has a prior conviction and may have committed a crime -- carrying a firearm inside a vehicle.

But a member of the group -- Toker -- tells us his brother is the one in the video, and the gun is a plastic prop ... one of many they bought earlier in the day for a music video shoot for their single, "Till the Casket Drops."

By the Way, the group was once signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records.

Eazy would be proud.


'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Real Life Hotel

Swarmed By Fans

10/7/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-hotel-cecil-getty-01"American Horror Story: Hotel" has drawn hordes of fans to the real hotel on which the show is based.

'AHS' die-hards are flocking to Stay on Main hotel in downtown L.A. ... the site of a grisly death in 2013 when it was called the Cecil Hotel.

Elisa Lam was found dead in the hotel's water tank after the hotel received complaints the water tasted funny. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning, but after LAPD released elevator video of Elisa's erratic behavior, stories began surfacing she was possessed and the hotel was haunted.

We're told the barrage of 'AHS' promos featuring Lady Gaga have sent fans into a frenzy ... people are lining up to stay in Elisa's room and poke around the water tank. As for the room, they're out of luck ... it's off limits.

Ryan Murphy has said his inspiration for the new season of 'AHS' -- premiering Wednesday night -- is Lam's story.

We're told security is on alert for people daring to conduct paranormal investigations.


Mariah Carey

I'm Directing A XMAS Movie ...

And My Favorite 'Mean Girl' Is In It

10/7/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-mariah-carey-set-chair-TMZ-01Mariah Carey is directing a Hallmark movie for the holidays starring her favorite character, Gretchen Weiners from "Mean Girls."

Our Mariah people say she started working on "A Christmas Melody" Tuesday and made herself right at home in the director's chair. We're told Mariah had only one request, her favorite actress from her favorite movie star in the flick. Let's be serious ... she had more than one request.

Lacey Chabert, who played Gretchen Weiners in "Mean Girls" was more than happy to take the lead.  

Mariah won't appear in the movie but we're told her music is featured throughout. It's unclear if MiMi tapped into directing legend Brett Ratner for advice. 

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Rihanna stripped down to nothing but a pair of high heels. OH MY GOSH! So hot it hurts!


'Basketball Wives LA' Star

Here's My Big Naked Ass

... Any Takers?

10/7/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-brittish-williams-Gallery-Launch-TemplateYou don't have to take your clothes off to have a good time ... but it helps. 

Just ask former "Basketball Wives LA" star Brittish Williams who just got bare ass naked ... as she makes her grand reentrance to the dating world after breaking up with her fiance earlier this summer.

Williams' rep tells us she posed for BE Entertained Magazine to "show she's single, free at last and ready to live."

Translation -- Brittish likes guys. Guys like naked women. So, there. 

Better move quick fellas ... 


"Eiffel 65" Singer



10/7/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1007_Eiffel_65_now_photos_launchItalian Singer Jeffrey Jey is best known for fronting the Euro-electro pop band Eiffel 65 ... which is best known for their grammy nominated song "Blue (Da Ba Dee)." Guess what he looks like now!

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NFL's Victor Cruz Publicly BUSTED For 'Side Chicks'

NFL Star Victor Cruz's fiancee allegedly BLASTS his sidepieces with this intense gotta see it!


Jason Aldean

Tour Equipment Truck Flips

In Scary Wreck

10/6/2015 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1006_the_truck_twitter_SUBJason Aldean might have made it over the Canadian border just fine but some of his equipment wasn't so lucky after a nasty car wreck.

A tractor trailer carrying a ton of Aldean's gear allegedly lost control on a British Columbia highway, the big rig then hit a rock and flipped completely over. Luckily, the driver suffered only minor injuries. 

As for the concert ... it was supposed to be Tuesday night but has been delayed until Wednesday night. 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. 

Charlize Theron's Alleged Stalker

Won't Be Flowered With Charges

10/6/2015 5:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-charlize-theron-01Charlize Theron's alleged stalker can sleep easy on a bed of roses tonight ... the District Attorney has declined to charge him.

We're told the decision on Tuesday to drop charges was made based on a lack of evidence Stanislav Sonseadec intended to place Charlize in any danger.

According to the D.A's rejection docs,Theron's assistant asked Sonseadec several times to leave the property before calling the cops.  But law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sonseadec is Russian and there may have been a language barrier that made it hard for him to understand he was unwelcome.

TMZ broke the story ... cops were called to the actresses' house Sunday after a man with flowers for her refused to leave.

She loves me ... she loves me not.


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