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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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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". 

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.

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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NBA's Russell Westbrook--

Mega Bev Hills Wedding...

With Kardashian Party Pal

8/30/2015 10:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0830-russell-westbrook-wedding-TMZ-01NBA superstar Russell Westbrook had a baller wedding in Beverly Hills last night complete with a performance from a bona fide superstar...and Khloe Kardashian in the crowd...and that's only the beginning.

Westbrook tied the knot to his longtime girlfriend Nina Earl close to UCLA where he played his college ball.

We're told the wedding was beautiful, super high budget and included a performance from Miguel.

The legion of A-list guests included past and present teammates including Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden...whose plus one was Khloe K.

And to make sure the night ended on an even higher note, Westbrook provided a gourmet doughnut truck--Fry Girl--which turned out custom treats for anyone with a sweet tooth.

As for the bride...she rocked two dresses to the occasion...one by Vera Wang and the other by Monique Lhullier...to compliment her $700K engagement ring.

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Mazel!

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WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose

Fan Attempts Sneak Attack

After Smackdown

8/30/2015 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dean Ambrose, one of the giants in the WWE, was almost attacked during a taping of Smackdown ... attacked by a guy some say was holding a sharp object which at least one fan says was a knife.

It happened right after the show in Providence.  You see the would-be attacker come right for Ambrose, but a quick-thinking security uses a wrestling move of his own, body slamming him to the ground.

It's unclear what happened to the guy or what if anything he was clutching.

 Dean was unharmed.

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Kanye and Kim

We Want to Help Guy Who Needs Kidney

With Yeezys

8/30/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are trying to do a good thing for the guy who desperately needs a kidney and is trying to score one by dangling a pair of rare Yeezy Boosts ... but there's a problem.

Matt Neal, a 26-year-old Michigan man has Berger's disease, which causes kidney failure. He's on a transplant waiting list but perilously far down. So he came up with the idea of trading his Yeezys for an organ.

Kanye and Kim heard his story and were moved ... they say if he ends up making the trade they'll give him a brand new pair of the impossible to get pricey kicks. 

Now the tough news. Federal law makes it illegal for anyone to offer money or merchandise in return for an organ. There's no wiggle room ... the law is clear. 

Short story ... Matt needs help. The good news ... Matt's Facebook solicitation has moved lots of people, some of whom say they'll donate a kidney for free, which is totally legal.

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Mark Cuban

I REJECT Your 'Hoverboard'

And What's My Player Doing There?

8/30/2015 7:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0830-w-caption-mark-cuban-iohawk-TWITTER-01Mark Cuban isn't messing around ... he's on the warpath against anyone who dares sell a "hoverboard," and it could be one of his basketball players is about to learn a hard lesson on the subject of crossing his boss.

John Soibatian, Prez of IO Hawk, made the offer Saturday, to give Mark one of his very own.  The subtext is great ... Mark just partnered with the guy who owns the patent to the device and has said he's planning on suing everyone who markets a knockoff.

Soibatian apparently thought he could win Mark over by posing with JaVale McGee ... who just signed as center for the Dallas Mavericks -- THE TEAM MARK OWNS!

Mark's response makes it clear ... judgment day is coming.  And BTW, what's JaVale thinking?

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Elle Fanning

Banking On Oscar

For New Movie Payday

8/30/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0828_elle_fanning_oscar_cash_compositeElle Fanning's not exactly hauling in Jennifer Lawrence money yet -- she's only 17 -- but she's got a shot at earning that kinda scratch from her next job ... IF she turns in an award winning performance.

Luckily for Dakota Fanning's kid sis there's already some Oscar buzz for "About Ray" -- a movie she's only getting $65,000 to make -- base salary, anyway. That's the bad news. 

The good news is Elle's playing a teenage girl transitioning to a boy. In other words, it's exactly the kinda flick Oscar voters tend to eat up ... and that will put a ton of bonus money in her bank account.

According to her contract, Elle gets $100k if she's nominated for and wins a Golden Globe -- and another $167k for an Oscar nod and win!

There's also a $250k bonus if 'Ray' earns $45 million worldwide at the box office -- which would be really impressive for a small budget film. 

For your consideration ... a teenager looking to make a buck.  


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