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Kanye West

I'm Running for President!!!

8/30/2015 8:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West just announced he's running for President in 2020.

On almost every level, it would seem like a gag to end his endless speech at the VMA's, but the Filibuster was so self-aggrandizing he just may mean it.

Here's the thing ... CNN's Brian Stelter just tweeted "Kanye for President" was registered earlier this year.

The whole speech was bizarre ... he relived the Taylor Swift hijack in endless detail, choking up, then acting contrite and the next moment outraged.

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Kardashians

Beach Residents to Sue Family

Over Terrifying Fireworks Show

8/31/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0828-kris-jenner-khloe-kardashian-james-harden-fireworks-fun-art-GETTY_TMZ_COMPOSITE-01The Kardashians may have bought themselves another round of fireworks ... in court.

Twelve Marina del Rey homeowners -- including several celebs -- have banned together and will file a small claims court lawsuit against Khloe and Kris for terrorizing an untold number of residents, who thought their city was under attack. Turns out it was a massive fireworks show at the stroke of midnight Wednesday to celebrate James Harden's birthday just outside the breakwater.

Each resident will demand $7,500 ... the max allowed in California small claims. As for their damages, one homeowner says her kid freaked out. Another says she has MS and her condition has worsened since the incident. They all say they suffered emotional distress.

The people suing say money is not the object. They want to come face-to-face with Khloe, Kris and the others and confront them for conduct they say was rude and supremely selfish. The reason they chose small claims ... lawyers aren't allowed, so the famous family will have to appear. 

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Tila Tequila

Negotiating Return to 'Celeb Big Brother'

... But Also Threatening Lawsuit

8/31/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0828-tila-tequila-tmz-01Tila Tequila wants back on "Celebrity Big Brother" now that she's apologized for her comment supporting Hitler, and we're told she's negotiating with producers to return, but also giving them an ultimatum.

TMZ broke the story -- Tila was removed from the show after day 1 ... producers said they couldn't tolerate someone who supported Hitler. But Tila believes producers planned from the very beginning to feign shock and fire her to drum up publicity. 

A rep for Tila tells TMZ the show did a thorough background check on the reality star before they signed her. The rep says Tila's pro-Nazi remarks in 2013 were readily searchable.

We're told producers and Tila are now discussing the possibility of her returning. 

If she can't work it out, we are told she'll sue to get her $175,000 check. 

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'Homeland' Star

Husband Demands Cash & Custody in Divorce

8/31/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-morena-baccarin-tmz-01"Homeland" star Morena Baccarin's growing success could be exactly what hurts her in her divorce ... costing both money and time with her kid. 

Morena's soon-to-be ex-husband Austin Chick just filed docs in their divorce, and he wants his chunk of her paycheck. Chick claims Morena is pulling in $1.5 million a year.  He wants a cut for child and spousal support. 

Chick says Morena's constant travel for work isn't healthy for their one-year-old, so he wants physical custody. He also wants Morena to cover nanny expenses up to $3k per month. 

Chick says he's taken on the role of Mr. Mom ... taking their son to the zoo, the park, and caring for him on a daily basis. 

Marlon Brando's First Wife

War Over Final Resting Place

8/31/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The first wife of Marlon Brando is turning over in her grave because her dying wish -- to be buried side-by-side with her son, Christian Brando -- was denied by Christian's first wife. 

Anna Kashfi was laid to rest Wednesday in Kalama, WA after succumbing to breast and colon cancer. What friends planning her funeral didn't realize ... is that Mary Brando had snatched the prime real estate next to Christian's grave -- even though they'd divorced 21 years before his death.

Funeral organizers went to plan B, and instead buried Anna in the plot directly above Christian -- so they're now head-to-head.

Mary is still alive ... and Brando family sources tell us Anna's estate contacted her to try to buy back the prized plot, but she refused. That's more bad blood than a T. Swizzle video.  

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Guess Who This

Spectacled Little Lady

TURNED INTO!

8/31/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0828_guess_who_ar_postBefore this grinning little girl was a Hollywood focal point she was just another cute little kid with adorable glasses growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Can you guess who she is?!

Nicki Minaj

EXPLODES At Miley

...You Bitch

8/30/2015 6:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicki Minaj just went nuts on Miley Cyrus at the VMA's, referring to her as a bitch for trashing her in the media.

Nicki had just won Best Hip Hop Video for "Anaconda" and accepted the award serenely, thanking her pastor.  She then launched her attack, angrily referring to Miley as a "bitch" for comments she made to the New York Times.

Miley was quoted as saying, "Nicki Minaj is not too kind and not very polite.  I know you can make it seem like, oh I just don't understand because I'm a white pop star.  I know the statistics.  I know what's going on in the world.  But to be honest, I don't think MTV did that on purpose."  

Miley was referring to Nicki dismissing the Video of the Year nominees as a bunch of skinny girls ... people thought she was referring to Taylor Swift.

You gotta see the video.  There's genuine anger.

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Wes Craven

Dies of Brain Cancer

8/30/2015 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0830-wes-craven-GETTY-01Wes Craven ... legendary horror director of "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," has died.

Craven passed away Sunday at his home in Los Angeles after battling brain cancer.

Along with creating one of the most feared movie monsters of all time -- Freddy Kreuger -- Craven is also known for horror classics like "The Hills Have Eyes" and "Last House on the Left."

He is survived by his wife, three children, and grandchildren.  He was 76.

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Justin Bieber

Breaks Down in Tears

During VMA Performance

8/30/2015 7:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber totally lost it during the VMA's, sobbing as he explained his life's journey in progress.

Bieber was singing his new song, "What Do you Mean," when he began musing abut the twists and turns of life ... clearly referring to his own rocky road over the last few years.

More therapeutic than Dr. Phil.

Kim Kardashian

Caves to FDA

Over Morning Sickness Endorsement

8/30/2015 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0830-kim-k-diclegis-INSTAGRAM-01Kim Kardashian just bowed to the power of the FDA...reposting her morning sickness drug of choice on social media WITH warnings. 

Kim reposted her ad explaining, "i guess you saw the attention my last #morningsickness post received..." Kim included a laundry list of safety information and side effects. 

As we reported...Kim announced in July she was partnering with Diclegis, but when she posted the ad on social media without the proper warnings, the FDA threatened to yank the product off of the market because of "misbranding". 

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Lindsay Lohan

I Got the Motion in the Ocean

8/30/2015 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan can be bizarre on land and sea.

She was on a yacht in St. Tropez Saturday, when she busted a weird series of moves that she felt was good enough to post but then had second thoughts because she immediately took it down.

Lindsay's still hangin' on yachts ... she's doing something right.

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Justin Bieber

Nailed By Cops for Speeding

8/30/2015 1:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... speed was a factor, but Justin was cited for unsafe passing on the right. JB was also given an equipment violation for window tint. 

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Justin Bieber's passion for fast cars got the best of him Saturday night, when he got stopped by a Beverly Hills cop ... and plenty of reinforcements.

Witnesses tell TMZ, Justin was going well over the 25 MPH speed limit in his new Ferrari when he was spotted on a residential street in Bev Hills.

After the stop, 3 other squad cars rolled up.  It's unclear why.  We're told Justin got a speeding ticket and went on his way.

He did not ask the cops, "What do you mean?"  They were clear.

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Tila Tequila

Apologizes ... I'm Not Pro-Hitler

8/30/2015 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0830-tila-tequila-big-brother-TMZ-01Tila Tequila is doing a full mea culpa for sympathizing with Hitler during a 2013 rant which led to her to get 86'd the first day of "Celebrity Big Brother UK."

Tila says, "I am in no way, shape or form a racist nor antisemitic, and absolutely 100% not a Nazi supporter." Tila says she immediately realized her mistake and wants a second chance with Big Bro.

Tila claims she'd been suffering from severe depression and drug addiction that was so bad she attempted suicide.

TMZ broke the story...Tila was booted from "Celebrity Big Brother" after producers said they couldn't tolerate someone who supported Hitler.

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