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Kanye West Takes VMA Stage to Talk it Out

8/28/2016 7:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West did the most Kanye thing he could do with his block of time at the live MTV VMAs ... take even more.

Never a man of few words ... Yeezy took the stage to vent about everything from the true meaning behind his 'Famous' video ... to his never ending drama with Taylor Swift.

Even Ray J and Amber Rose got shout outs.

Kanye ended up using 7 minutes of the 4 he was originally given, and the crowd -- especially Kim -- loved every bit of it.

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Juan Gabriel Dead at 66

8/28/2016 3:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0828-juan-gabriel-getty-01Latin sensation Juan Gabriel has died at the age of 66 from a suspected heart attack ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to a residence in Santa Monica Sunday morning where the singer was pronounced dead.

We're told it appears he died of natural causes ... no foul play is suspected.

Gabriel's body is currently with the L.A. county medical examiner.

Gabriel was in the middle of his "MeXXico Es Todo Tour," and just performed at the Forum in Los Angeles on Friday night.

Story developing ... 

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Britney Spears Hot and Steamy for VMA Redemption

8/28/2016 7:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears just slayed the stage at the MTV VMAs.

Britney performed live at the awards show for the first time since her 2007 debacle ... and nailed it.

So much for that whole 'done with men stuff' too ... because the chemistry between her and G-Eazy during their song, "Make Me," looks pretty genuine.

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Tim Commerford Colin Kaepernick is 'Rage' Worthy

8/28/2016 12:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Colin Kaepernick is getting some big time support over his national anthem controversy ... because Tim Commerford thinks the QB is a straight "badass."

The bassist for "Rage Against the Machine" was leaving the London in NYC Sunday when he applauded Kaepernick for standing up for his beliefs, knowing there may be repercussions.

He even says the San Fran QB has an open invitation to join his new group, "Prophets of Rage."

Commerford is no stranger to public protests -- he famously climbed a wall during the 2000 VMA's to protest Limp Bizkit beating them out for Best Rock Video.  

BTW ... he's still not over the loss.

Kanye West No Rehearsal Hours Before VMA Performance

8/28/2016 11:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0828-kanye-west-tmz-01Kanye West's MTV VMA performance is shrouded in so much secrecy, he hasn't even taken the stage for a 'run through' ...  just hours before the live awards show kicks off.

Our sources backstage at the VMA's tell us, unlike other artists, Yeezy has not performed a rehearsal of whatever the hell he plans to do on stage, and "nobody knows what he's doing."

However ... we're told execs aren't too worried because they know Kanye delivers when it counts.

As we previously reported, Kanye gets 4 minutes to do whatever he wants, including talking, rapping, dancing, or even just staring at the crowd.

With no rehearsals yet ... the latter ain't looking too bad.

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Colin Kaepernick Jersey Burned in Effigy Over National Anthem Protest

8/28/2016 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0827-colin-kaepernick-twitterColin Kaepernick has enraged fans who have now taken over social media to skewer the San Fran QB for refusing to stand for the national anthem.

The 49ers quarterback said after Friday night's game against Green Bay, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."

Battle lines drawn.

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WWE's Mr. Fuji Dead at 82

8/28/2016 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0828-mr-fuji-wwe-04WWE legend, Mr. Fuji, died Sunday morning ... the WWE announced.

Mr. Fuji -- real name Harry Fujiwara -- became a superstar not only as a wrestler, but also as a manager for stars like, George "The Animal" Steele and Yokozuna.

Best known for throwing salt into the eyes of his opponents ... Fuji was a 5-time WWE Tag Team champ.

Later in life ... he moved to Tennessee and opened a training dojo.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

#RIP

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Joe Jonas Celebrates DNCE Anniversary Before Big VMA Night

8/28/2016 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0828-dnce-launch-getty-02Joe Jonas hasn't yet won the 2016 MTV VMA 'Best New Artist' award ... but he and his band partied like they did.

Jonas, JinJoo Lee, and Cole Whittle performed at Up & Down for DNCE's 1st anniversary.

Big Sean also stopped by to show his support before Joe and Co. go up against Desiigner, Lukas Graham, Bryson Tiller, and Zara Larsson for the prestigious "Moon Man."

Happy 1 Year and Good Luck Tonight! 🍰 by the 🌊 #DNCE @richardchai @cpxnyc

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8/27/2016 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0825_hot_body_photo_contest_promo_3Calling all hotties!!!

Gotta body that don’t quit?!? Wanna show the world???

Send us your best beach bod pics or sexy selfies and let the people decide! 18 or over and no nudes!

Be sure to check back Labor Day Weekend to see all the hot pictures!

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Jennifer Lopez Something Old, Something New?

8/28/2016 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer Lopez is a smart, savvy celeb who knows exactly what she's doing ... so there's gotta be something to the fact that she made a surprise appearance during her ex-husband's concert just days after 86ing her BF.

Jennifer stunned the Radio City Music Hall crowd Saturday night during Marc Anthony's "Private Collection" concert.  She sang with him -- in Spanish -- and gave him a big hug when the song ended.

0828-marc-anthony-jlo-youtube-05Just two weeks ago, Marc showed up for JLo's Vegas concert.

It's gotta be hard for Casper Smart, who's in NYC trying to resurrect his relationship with JLo.

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Playboy Mansion Big Bash All a Dream to Hef

8/28/2016 7:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0828-playboy-mansion-tmz-launch-01Hugh Hefner made a rare appearance at the Midsummer Night's Dream party at the soon-to-be-sold Playboy Mansion.

Truth be told ... the event was celeb light -- only a handful showed up.  Kris Humphries, Too Short, Alan Thicke and a few others mingled.  But lots of hot chicks.

This is Hef's last stand as the owner of the Mansion.  It sold to 32-year-old businessman Daren Metropoulos.  Hef has a right to live out his life there before Daren comes in with a sledge hammer.

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Lady Gaga That's How She Rolls

8/28/2016 7:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0828-main-lady-gaga-inf-02Lady Gaga was tooling around Malibu in the SUV OJ SImpson made famous ... and there's a hand-rolled cig at 10 o'clock.

Gaga and her dad tooled around the coast Saturday in a pretty awesome Ford Bronco.

Rollin' in the Bu.

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Charlie Sheen Brooke and Denise Accept Radical Reduction in Child Support

8/28/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0827-charlie-sheen-denise-richards-brooke-mueller-tmzCharlie Sheen is in such financial trouble ... his ex-wives have agreed to slice their child support payments in half, for fear if he goes to court the payments would be reduced to next to nothing ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, both Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards have agreed to around $25k a month ... they were each getting $55k a month.

We're told Charlie is now making next to nothing, which is shocking given his previous earning power with "Two and a Half Men" and "Anger Management."

Our sources say Brooke and Denise both knew if Charlie went to court for a reduction in support a judge would drop the payments to $10k a month, or maybe even lower.

We're told Charlie threw in some real estate for Brooke and Denise and committed to doing a show with Denise.

We're also told Charlie is liquidating his assets, because he's facing a slew of legal claims.

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