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Justin Bieber

Sobbing Was Real

Jitters Got Best of Me

47 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber wasn't crying crocodile tears ... he really did get choked up and overcome with emotion when his VMA gig ended, and he's blaming his nerves for the sobfest.

Sources at the award show tell TMZ ... the Biebs was super nervous before his big "What Do You Mean?" performance ... because it's been five years since he last sang at the VMAs. 

Although Justin included a message about his "journey" -- with clear religious undertones -- we're told his break down was more about a sense of relief that he got through the comeback performance.

Justin recovered just fine from his butterflies though -- one video posted on Shots showed him onstage at Henry's singing his new hit again. No tears this time. 

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Kanye West

Hosting VMAs On The Table

8/31/2015 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0831-kanye-vmas-TMZ-01Next year's VMAs could become a 10-hour ordeal, because we found out MTV is considering Kanye as its host.

VMA sources tell TMZ ... MTV was thrilled with Kanye's 12-minute diatribe, despite the fact he brutally trashed the network and awards shows in general. As it was put to us, Kanye hosting next year is "on the table." After all, who woulda thunk Miley? 

Here's how much MTV loved it ... we're told they only allotted him 2 minutes, but people in the control room were told to stand down, because it was crazy entertaining.   

We're told after Kanye left the stage, an MTV big wig followed him to his dressing room and gushed about the spectacle. 

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WWE Seth Rollins' GF

Fired for Nazi Pics

8/31/2015 10:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0831-seth-rollins-zahra-wwe-getty-instagramWWE diva Zahra Schreiber, the girlfriend of WWE superstar Seth Rollins, has been fired from the organization because of pro-Nazi artwork she posted on her Instagram.

Zahra posted pics back in 2012 of swastikas and a "My Little Pony" character dressed as Hitler ... one-armed salute and all. She removed the pics but someone dug them up over the weekend.

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The WWE got wind of it, and swiftly fired her, "due to inappropriate and offensive remarks."

Zahra said when she posted the pics, "I like history ha." She also said, "The swastika means prosperity and luck. It was around way before Hitler turned it into an icon."

Apparently the WWE wasn't buying what she was selling.  

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Kanye West

Over a Barrel ...

On Presidential Domain Name

8/31/2015 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0831-kanye-president-VMAs-GETTY-01Kanye West may have just made a young man a fortune by announcing his possible run for President.

Tramall Ferguson registered "KanyeForPresident.com" back in April on a whim ... thinking maybe one day Yeezy would make it in the oval office.

The 24-year-old recent graduate said he registered a few other domains, including "PeterGriffinForPresident.com." 

After Kanye's announcement at the MTV VMAs ... Tramal's phone is blowing up with huge offers to own the domain ... upwards of $80k.

0831-kanye-president-domain-SUB-INSTAGRAM-01Tramal says he's holding out ... waiting for Kanye to call.  He wouldn't say how much he'd charge, but he was clear ... Kanye's not getting it for free.

It'll take a lot more than a pair of those Yeezys.

Kim Richards

No Jail Time ...

Banned From Bev Hills Hotel

8/31/2015 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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No more fab brunches for Kim Richards at the Beverly Hills Hotel -- but she also won't be dining in county jail ... after striking a plea deal for her drunken arrest.

Prosecutors offered the following deal in court this morning: 3 years probation, 52 AA classes, and 30 days community labor. Kim wasn't in court, but her attorney accepted the deal on one condition -- that she instead get community service.

Her attorney says Kim can't do labor tasks -- such as freeway cleanup duty -- due to a foot injury. Kim also has to stay away from the Bev Hills Hotel -- where she was busted back in April for an alleged drunken rampage. 

Prosecutors said Kim needs medical docs to back up her foot claim. If both sides can hammer out that part of the deal by Sept. 14 ... she'll avoid making another trip to jail.

Ryan Phillippe

Skin to Win

... For Fitness

8/31/2015 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0831-ryan-phillipe-jogging-fameflynet-02A shirtless Ryan Phillippe jogging over the weekend in his Beverly Hills neighborhood could be proof the fountain of youth does in fact exist. 

Phillippe -- and his 6-pack abs -- don't look like they've aged a bit since his "Cruel Intentions" and "54" days.

This is 40, folks. For Ryan.

**Warning: Actual results may will vary if you try this at home**

  

Trick Daddy

Bankrupt!

Baby Mamas Are Expensive

8/31/2015 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0831-trick-daddy-getty-01Trick Daddy has filed for bankruptcy because, according to him ... he’s got next to ZERO money in the bank, and his baby mama bills keep piling up.

The Miami rapper filed for Chapter 11 saying he’s got about $430k in assets – which sounds decent, except he's also $645k in the red! Including: $34,837 child support to one mother, $22,282 to another,  $290k in back taxes, and $280k for his first mortgage.

Interestingly, Trick Daddy says he still makes about $14,500 a month -- most of it off music publishing and club gigs -- and doesn't live a baller lifestyle. Hell, TD says he only has $550 in clothes and jewelry!

So fiscally responsible. Outside of baby mamas and the IRS. 

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Miley Cyrus

Have My Joint!

Forget I Hosted VMAs

8/31/2015 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miley Cyrus shared her DNA with photographers backstage at the VMAs -- via the joint she passed around the room.

'Mary Jane' Cyrus kicked off her post-VMA meeting with the media by lighting up and passing it to reporters and photogs -- several of whom gladly indulged.

No doubt, the ganja gift was a great way to soften them up BEFORE they fired off questions about her hosting performance -- or Nicki Minaj.

Of course, that gift came doused in her saliva ... if you're into that.

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Hulk Hogan

On N-Word Rant:

I Wanted to Kill Myself

8/31/2015 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Hulk Hogan says his life was in shambles at the time he went on his N-word rant -- and things were so bad, he contemplated suicide.  

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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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Kanye West

Campaign Platform

Free Yeezys for Everyone!

8/31/2015 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West hit up Craig's after his VMA acceptance rant/presidential announcement, and he made a campaign promise so tempting it harkens back to a presidential promise made nearly 100 years ago.

Kanye -- flanked by Kim and Kourtney -- vowed to give everyone Yeezys if he wins. It's not as delicious as "a chicken in every pot," but pretty tempting.

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VMA After-Parties

Look Hot, Say Nothing

8/31/2015 6:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The biggest stars in the music world -- and their tag alongs -- did what they did best ... lookin' hot and sayin' nothing at the VMA after-parties.

Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Tyga, Kylie, Joe Jonas, Gigi Hadid, Diddy, Pete Wentz, The Weeknd and a bunch of others hit up various restaurants and clubs in L.A. and WeHo.

Jamie Foxx did speak and seemingly endorsed Kanye's 2020 run for the Presidency.

A good night was had by all.

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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