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American Pharoah

Down Goes The Champ ...

Loses After Crazy Finish

8/29/2015 3:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

American Pharoah -- the god of all horses just lost his first race in 9 tries after a shocking finish in New York. 

The Triple Crown winner was racing in the Travers Stakes in Saratoga and you can see, Pharoah had the lead for most of the race. However, Keen Ice had other plans -- coming out of nowhere in the last second to take the W. 

We're guessing Floyd Mayweather Jr will sleep easy tonight ... there's only one undisputed champ now. 

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Kevin Gates

Kicks Fan In Chest

Don't Touch My Shorts!!

8/29/2015 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kevin Gates doesn't like to be touched when he's on stage and one female fan learned that quickly ... with a boot to the chest.

Gates was performing at a club in Lakeland, FL Friday night -- you can see a woman in the front row reach out and touch Gates' shorts ... that's when he loses it. 

It's unclear what happened to the woman after the kick but she seems to stick around. 

We've reached out to Gates for comment -- so far, no word back. 

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Hulk Hogan

I Still Love WWE

... And I Wanna Be Trump's Running Mate

8/29/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Two interesting comments from Hulk Hogan -- he's NOT mad with the WWE for cutting ties with him over the N-word ... and says he wants to make America great again, by running with Donald Trump!!!!

First, the WWE thing ... it's been more than a month since Vince McMahon wiped all traces of Hogan from the website after reports surfaced that he used the N-word in a racial rant years ago. 

Even after several black wrestlers and celebs vouched for Hulk -- saying he's not a racist at heart -- Vince has refused to bring him back into the WWE universe. 

So, how does Hogan feel about being blackballed? Check out the clip ... he views the situation more as a temporary "family" conflict and joked that the only "hard feelings" he's going to have is "when I get [Vince McMahon] in the ring again." 

As for the Trump comments ... Hulk says he thinks the country is finally ready for Vice President Hogan, brother. 

Are you? 

Chief Keef

Gets Flashed By Fan ...

Forgets Everything!!

8/29/2015 10:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chief Keef isn't someone to be left speechless, but one female fan did just that when she flashed the rapper during a show. 

Keef was in Orange County Thursday night when the rowdy fan stood up on a barricade. Keef tells her to be careful not to fall and she thanks him for the concern by lifting up her shirt.

Check out the video ... the rapper is so stunned he can't even start his next song.  

Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill

We Partied Like Crazy

With Kylie and Crew

8/29/2015 7:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill partied together Friday night in West Hollywood with a gaggle of other celebs.

We got this shot of them leaving 1 OAK, where they rubbed elbows with Kylie Jenner, Tyga, Kevin Durant, Diddy and Russell Westbrook.

The star-studded crew were all there for The Weeknd's album release party.

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Trump, Palin

Mutual Admiration Society

8/29/2015 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump and Sarah Palin could not be more simpatico, agreeing that idiots populate the media,the V.A. and government generally.

Palin interviewed Trump Friday for On Point on One America News Network, and she became a cheerleader, praising Donald for his we're-not-gonna-take-it-anymore campaign.

Palin brought up the pesky "gotcha" questions, asking Trump if he felt the media baits conservatives with queries about the Bible, and Trump got personal.

The Republican frontrunner also used a term that was the hallmark of the Nixon campaign -- "The Silent Majority."  

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Stars and Scars

You Be the Judge

8/29/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0828-stars-and-scars-TMZ-04We got the pic showing that Serena and Drake are a thing again, but Megan and Brian aren't anymore. So we gotta ask ...



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Wiz Khalifa

Defiant with LAX Cops

I'm Back on My 'Hoverboard'

8/29/2015 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0829-wiz-khalifa-akm-gsi-01Wiz Khalifa buzzed through LAX loud and proud Friday, cruising along on his IO HAWK that prompted cops to swarm him and take him down the week before in one of the terminals.

You'll recall, last week airport police were not amused Wiz was riding along on a device they deemed dangerous to other travelers, and when he wouldn't get off, they put him on the ground.  Ultimately, Wiz apologized and cops let him go.

But the apology was fleeting, and he was back on the board, and this time the cops didn't descend.

It's how he rolls.

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Mara Teigen

Guess Who Loves You?

Just Read the Signs

8/29/2015 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0829-mara-teigen-sign-tmz-01Mara Teigen just got a message from her hockey player ex-boyfriend ... a message she and anyone else driving the Sunset Strip could see.

It appears Evander Kane isn't closing the book on her relationship, making it clear to the Wilhelmina model he still has love for her.

The Buffalo Sabres forward rented the billboard above 1 OAK in West Hollywood, which as billboards go is prime real estate and impossible to miss.

Hope you score, Evander.

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Judge Joe Brown

I'm a TV Kingpin Again ...

In Jail, Anyway

8/29/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0828-joe-brown-jail-food-fun-art-GETTY-TMZ-COMPOSITE-01Judge Joe Brown's jail sentence is less punishment and more super awesome vacation -- total privacy, fancy amenities, and he even gets full control of the television.  

Law enforcement in Shelby County, TN tell us Judge Joe will be kept away from the general population in a protective custody pod for his own safety. The kicker is he's the only inmate in protective custody -- so as king of the castle he can watch all the Judge Judy he wants!

His meals aren't exactly 5-star, but by jail standards it's pretty fine dining:

Breakfast -- Dry cereal, scrambled eggs, cajun potatoes, coffee cake, coffee

Lunch -- PB&J sandwich, cookies, fruit drink 

Dinner -- crispy chicken patty w/ gravy, parsley noodles, carrots, garden salad, fresh baked roll,     pudding, and sweet tea 

As we previously reported, Judge Joe's serving 5 days for contempt ... but he won't have any 'Oz' issues -- solo showers only in protective custody. 

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'Hollywood Hillbillies' Mema

Co-Star's Fiancee ... Good in the Kitchen

A Whore in Bed

8/29/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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'Hollywood Hillbillies' star, David Weintraub, just lassoed quite the Southern belle ... according to fellow star, Mema.

Weintraub popped the question over the weekend to Mallory Knighton ... and gave her a 3 carat diamond engagement ring worth $35k.

David was out with Ray J Friday, who said he's next to fall.

Mema tells TMZ, "Southern women are hard workers, great cooks, wonderful ladies in the living room, and whores in bed." 

So now we knew which one he'd f and which he'd marry.

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T-Pain

Wrecks Aston Martin

... Blame It On The O-O-O-Other Driver

8/29/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0826_sidebar_t-pain-car-crash-photos-launchT-Pain needs a major auto-tune-up after smashing his exotic ride in a multi-car wreck ... TMZ has learned. 

The crash happened last week in L.A. -- we're told a purple sedan was turning left at an intersection, and T-Pain ... driving in the opposite direction in his fancy Aston Martin ... went through the intersection and plowed into the sedan.

The impact was so hard it knocked a tire off the sedan and flung it back into a 3rd car at the light.

As for fault ... one witness claims T-Pain jumped the light and went into the intersection early -- but Pain's camp claims the sedan turned after the light turned red. 

We're told there were no serious injuries, and even though cops showed up ... nobody was cited.

French Montana

Summer Party Pad Up For Grabs

... For $5.3 Million

8/29/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0828_french_montana_house_sale_launch2French Montana paid $40k to rent out a secluded LA home for the month of July, but now the owner only wants to sell so it will set you back $5.3 mil. 

The modern 6-bedroom mansion sits in the gated Los Feliz community of Laughlin Park -- where Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman have lived. The place looks like it's straight out of "Miami Vice" (the remake) ... with an ultramodern, all white, open air architecture.

There's a pool, a spa, and a home theater ... but the real selling point is the insane jetliner view of the city. 

It's also photo shoot ready ... just ask Frenchie. 

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