Dick Cheney is sure of many things, among them ... cowboy hats won't be the next rap trend anytime soon.
The ex-Vice Prez was out in Downtown D.C. sporting a pretty spiffy ten-gallon ... and when we asked why more rappers don't wear them -- Dick had a pretty good answer.
We also asked Cheney if he ever forgave Kanye West for saying George Bush didn't care about black people while they were in office.
Only problem, Cheney kinda pulled a "Kanye who?"
At least we know Mike Myers will never forget.
Marries on the Rebound
George Clooney ... Doesn't
3/9/2014 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stacy Keibler broke a basic rule of romance -- never marry the rebound guy.
Stacy -- who famously dated and broke up with George Clooney -- and new hubby Jared Pobre shocked their family and friends Saturday by getting married on a beach in Mexico during a surprise ceremony ... and -- get this -- they told People they'd been planning it for months.
Weird ... 'cause back in July '13 she told GMA marriage was the "last thing on her mind."
Ex Told Get Out of the Neighborhood
3/9/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Marc Anthony says ex-wife had to sell her home because the wife of the married man she was banging was yelling "whore" through a bullhorn in front of her house and wouldn't stop.
Dayanara Torres is trying to increase her child support payments from $13K a month to $113K. She says she's so strapped for cash she had to sell her home and now she's living with the 2 kids in a hovel of an apartment in the San Fernando Valley.
But Marc tells a very different story. In legal docs he says Dayanara was SHAMED out of the house because the wife of her adulterous lover took to the sidewalk "with a bullhorn yelling 'whore' for the whole neighborhood to hear."
Marc says the scorned woman was so unrelenting ... he sent his own security to help.
And, he says, part of her financial plight is her own doing, because she ended up selling the house at a loss. Lesson -- don't bang married men.
It's interesting ... in the docs Dayanara says Marc's allegations are "argumentative, improper opinion, lack of foundation, speculation." But she doesn't say they're false.
Hulk Hogan to CM Punk
Please Come Back
to the WWE!
3/9/2014 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Count Hulk Hogan among the legion of WWE fans who hope CM Punk makes a wrestling comeback in the near future.
Punk has been radio silent (no interviews and his Twitter account has been quiet for over a month) since he quit the WWE. As TMZ first reported, Punk was pissed that he was passed over for the title match at next month's Wrestlemania event in favor of Batista.
When our photog spotted the Hulkster yesterday in New York, he made it clear ... he wants CM back in the squared circle where he belongs.
From your lips to Vince McMahon's ears.
You Don't Know Jack About Napkins
Says Guy Who's Suing
3/9/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who sued McDonalds for $1.5 mil for shorting him on napkins says he doesn't miss the golden arches one bit ... because now he eats at Jack in the Box.
Webster Lucas was leaving lunch in the Valley with a friend when our photog spotted his J.I.T.B. to-go bag. Ironically, we caught him holding the bag outside a Mickey D's.
Lucas groused that Ronald could learn a thing or 2 from Jack ... in the napkin dept.
As we previously reported ... Webster claims in his lawsuit he suffered severe emotional injury after being on the receiving end of racial slurs by a McDonalds manager ... who refused to give him more than one napkin.
If it doesn't get all over the place ... oh wait, wrong company.
'Big Brother' Star GinaMarie
Black People Have Forgiven Me
... For Dropping N-Bomb
3/9/2014 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Big Brother" star GinaMarie Zimmerman -- who called welfare "n****r insurance" on the show and got fired from her job as a result -- says all is now good between her and the African-American community.
GinaMarie was leaving a convention in Queens when she told our photog that all the hate she received for dropping an n-bomb on TV is behind her.
As for the special pass she claims black people gave her ... we'll let her explain that one.
She has a way with words.
I'm Paying My Debt
Slowly, But Surely
3/9/2014 8:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Da Brat is already made a dent in paying off her massive $6.4 million debt ... $400 down, $6,399,600 to go.
The rapper performed Saturday night at a bar in Atlanta ... and according to Dennis Byron -- the guy who shot the video -- Brat's raps were inspired by her prison stint.
We broke the story ... Brat has to pay an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader $6.4 million for beating her face in with a bottle back in '07.
We're told Da Brat got paid for the gig ... but based on the setup, it couldn't have been much.
D.A. Doesn't Want CELEBRITY JUSTICE
3/9/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The L.A. County District Attorney wants to make sure Justin Bieber is treated like Joe Schmoe when they charge him with egging his neighbor's house ... and that's why the case hasn't been filed.
Law enforcement sources involved in the case tell TMZ ... prosecutors are still evaluating 2 factors in deciding whether to charge Bieber with a misdemeanor or a felony. First, the D.A. is digging deep into the exact amount of damage the yoking cost the homeowner.
As we first reported ... the homeowner submitted estimates to the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. putting the total tab at around $20K.
The D.A. is also looking at similar cases they and other law enforcement agencies have prosecuted, to determine if a misdemeanor or a felony is most appropriate. They don't want this to look like "celebrity justice." The complicating factor -- they've already charged Lil Za with FELONY vandalism for breaking a $400 jail phone.
Our sources say the amount of damage isn't the only factor. The egregiousness of the act is also a big factor.
Notice we are not couching this post by saying Bieber might not be charged. That's because we're told he will be charged ... the only issue is whether it's a misdemeanor or a felony. If you're betting, go with the former.
Over Topless Photo
3/9/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Nobody photoshops fake nude photos of Kate Upton and gets away with it ... a lesson the Sports Illustrated model wants to teach a joke website called Celeb Jihad.
The phony photo pheatures a photoshopped pic from an SI shoot with the headline, "Kate Upton Naked Outtake From SI Swimsuit 2014."
It's clearly a fake ... but Kate's legal team doesn't care -- they fired off a letter to the site threatening to sue if the post isn't taken down, STAT.
In the letter, Upton's lawyer complains, "One of these photographs has even been airbrushed."
Wouldn't be her first time.
I Know the Best Hangover Cure
... And It's Not Jell-O
3/9/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Beans, beans, the magical fruit ... the more you eat, the more you ... boot a hangover -- at least that's what Bill Cosby says.
The 76-year-old TV legend was promoting a chili restaurant Thursday in Arlington, Virginia ... and our photog asked for his advice on how to cure a hangover.
Cosby had a quick, enthusiastic answer -- but his opinion is a little biased.
We hear Jell-O shots work too.
National Meatball Day
STARS FILL 'ER UP!
3/9/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Pleads with Paula Patton During Concert
3/8/2014 1:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
This is starting to become embarrassing ... Robin Thicke is still going on and on about the importance of forgiveness in a relationship -- all in an attempt to make amends with his ex Paula Patton.
Thicke performed to a packed house Friday night in Madison Square Garden ... and started preaching to the crowd about forgiving your family members ... no matter what the cause.
Thicke says, "We gotta learn to forgive each other, learn to love each other ... no matter who it is in your family or relationship ... 'cause you're always gonna need your friends and family."
... and a good divorce lawyer.