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Chet Haze

N-Word Card Revoked

By Black Rapper Friend

38 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tom Hanks' rapper son Chet Haze is being disrespectful to black people by throwing the n-word around ... so says a rapper friend of his who also happens to be black.  

Scrilla King -- who has collaborated and performed with Chet in the past -- tells TMZ, he recently ended their 6-year friendship, because of Chet’s desire to use the n-word.

Scrilla says Chet’s black friends are very uncomfortable when Chet uses the word saying, "It's disrespectful. He thinks it's a joke."

He adds that Chet, "He wakes up thinking he can be black today and know what we go through. He doesn’t. I wake up black every day, he does not."

Scrilla thinks Chet owes the black community a public apology.

It's interesting ... Chet posted a video Tuesday in which he says using the n-word is "an unspoken thing between people who are friends and understand each other."

At least one of his friends (now ex-friend) doesn't understand Chet.

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Caitlyn Jenner

Miss America Contestant ...

'I Love That I Inspired Her!'

6/3/2015 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0603-caitlyn-tarpey-vanity-facebookThe Miss America contestant who became the inspiration for Caitlyn Jenner's name thinks she knows why the now-famous Caitlyn was drawn to her.

Kaitlyn Tarpey -- a Miss America top 10 finalist in 2014 -- tells us she said something during the pageant she believes struck a chord with Bruce Jenner. She said, "Chin up, boobs up and rock it." Bruce gave Diane Sawyer a mantra that was very similar.

Caitlyn says she watched the Miss America pageant for inspiration in choosing a name and was actually leaning toward something different until Kaitlyn Tarpey appeared.

It's interesting ... Kaitlyn has the signature "K" which Caitlyn consciously rejected.

FUN FACT: Caitlin Brunell competed in last year's Miss America pageant. She's the daughter of longtime NFL quarterback Mark Brunell

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Mila Kunis Stalker

Wanted Poster Paints Scary Picture

6/3/2015 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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11:25 AM PST -- TMZ has learned Mila's stalker has been taken into custody in Santa Monica, CA after police found him in an alley. 

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Be on the lookout for this man ... a convicted stalker who has terrorized Mila Kunis and is on the loose. 

Stuart Lynn Dunn has been on the loose since escaping Saturday from a psychiatric facility near L.A. He's been twice convicted of stalking Kunis ... showing up at all hours at places she frequented.

Cops released these somewhat scary "Wanted" pics ... one of his mugshot and the other photo taken recently.

Cops say Dunn was last seen wearing a black zip-up jacket, light blue jeans and grey low-top converse.  

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'Orange Is the New Black' Star

I'd Happily Be ...

Caitlyn Jenner's Prison Bitch

6/3/2015 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Orange Is the New Black” newcomer Ruby Rose is already casting another new addition for the hit show -- none other than Caitlyn Jenner ... who she believes would be queen bitch of the cellblock.  

Ruby is an Aussie actress/model who's playing Piper's new love interest in Season 3 of 'OITNB'  -- but she told our photog ... there's an opening for Caitlyn at Litchfield Prison, if she wants it.

You gotta hear Ruby describe it ... she's pretty much got the whole role written out already.

Caitlyn ... get your agent on the phone, stat!

Billy Ray Cyrus

Raising a New Miley

... Rocks Live with Noah

6/3/2015 9:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Billy Ray Cyrus can't stop, won't stop ... cranking out talented spawn -- he performed live with Miley Cyrus' kid sister in L.A., and it sounds like the family's got a new revenue stream coming.

Noah Cyrus jumped on stage for open mic night at Crave Café … and Billy Ray backed her up on guitar for a few songs. It was no sold out stadium ... but hey, even Miley started somewhere.

The 15-year-old -- who sounds a lot like big sis -- belted out her take on one of Dad's hits ... "Could've Been Me.”

Watch ... for the singing, and Billy Ray's gushing afterward. He should be happy -- with such talented kids ... he's all setup for one sweeeet nursing home.

Jermaine Dupri

Be Careful Chet Haze ...

You Ain't MY N**ga

6/3/2015 8:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jermaine Dupri is giving white rapper Chet Haze the green light to drop the n-word ... under one very specific circumstance.

Chet, aka Tom Hanks' son, is kicking up some controversy by claiming it's no big deal if he uses the n-word ... in his music and when talking to his friends.

So hip-hop mega-producer Jermaine weighed in ... on his way out of Craig's -- and we were kind of shocked. Watch the vid ... sounds like JD 100% backs Chet's n-word argument -- in ONE situation.

Sounds like the music issue is still up for debate though.

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When Sheer Goes Terribly, Terribly Wrong

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

Covered Up Molestation

6/3/2015 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0521-the-duggar-family-tlc-3Josh Duggar's parents knew he repeatedly molested his five-year-old sister but failed to notify authorities for at least 16 months ... this according to a just-released police report.

According to the report, obtained by In Touch, Josh confessed to Jim Bob on 3 separate occasions that he molested at least one sister. Here's the worst part ... after the first confession, Jim Bob did nothing and the molestations continued. And after the second confession, Jim Bob again did nothing to notify authorities or even get him help and again the molestations continued. 

After the third confession, Josh's parents enrolled him in a treatment program, but they did not notify authorities until at least 4 months after the last confession.  And get this ... the delay was at least 16 months after Josh's first confession.

Put another way, had Jim Bob and Michelle notified authorities immediately after Josh's first confession, they might have taken action that would have prevented the subsequent molestations.

It's possible the Duggar parents could have been prosecuted for permitting abuse of a minor, but the statute of limitations has long since passed. 

TLC still hasn't announced the fate of "19 Kids and Counting," but now that there's evidence the parents may have covered up the crime, it's going to be hard for TLC to keep the show afloat.

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Caitlyn Jenner

'I'm the New Normal'

6/3/2015 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Caitlyn Jenner is putting on makeup and going out into the world for the first time as a woman ... proclaiming herself "the new normal." 

"I Am Cait" is Caitlyn's new docuseries, and if the footage just released is any indication, it's not just about transgender people. Cailtyn is sending a message to everyone who is not living an authentic life ... stop wasting time, because time will run out.

The 8-part series will also deal with the pressures of being a woman, right down to cosmetics.

The series premieres July 26.

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Jessica Simpson

Mama Knows How to Party!

6/3/2015 7:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jessica Simpson is a 34-year-old married mother of two, so she doesn't hit the town every night anymore -- but when she does, SHE HITS IT HARD!  

Simpson needed a lot of support on her way out of The Sayers Club in Hollywood Tuesday night -- and by support we mean ... if it wasn't for hubby Eric Johnson, she probably wouldn't have made it to their car. 

Check it out ... Jessica's bizarre interest in a puddle, which Eric expertly helped her avoid, is awesomeness. 

This mommy-night-out stumble fest is only surpassed by the epic one Jess gave us last summer on her way out of a different nightclub. Good times, indeed.

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Caitlyn Jenner

I Won't Have Bruce's Handicap

6/3/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0602-caitlyn-jenner-sherwood-golf-course-VANITY_FAIR_FACEBOOK-01Caitlyn Jenner has to start from scratch on the golf course, because we've learned the official golfing organization will NOT recognize her golfing prowess based on her days as Bruce Jenner.

Bruce was a fantastic golfer -- his average golfing score was only slightly above par. In other words, if par was 72, Bruce's average was around 77. In golfer's lingo, he had a handicap of 5.3. A handicap is an important status symbol in the sport.

Here's the problem ... the U.S. Golf Association won't allow Catilyn to use Bruce's handicap. The USGA says it's now irrelevant what Bruce achieved and Caitlyn has to start fresh, based on what she does from this point forward.

But, there's a silver lining. Women get a better handicap than men for the exact same performance. So, assuming Catilyn can play as well as Bruce, she'll end up with a lower (better) handicap. 

  
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Casey Anthony

NBC in Driver's Seat for Interview

6/3/2015 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0603-casey-anthony-getty-01Casey Anthony and Matt Lauer could be meeting really soon, because she's been wheeling and dealing with NBC execs trying to hammer out a deal for a sit-down. 

TMZ broke the story ... Anthony, who was acquitted in 2011 of murdering her daughter, flew to New York City last week. We got video of her and veteran producer Don Wood arriving, and according to our sources, NBC paid for the flight.

Since she's been in NYC, the NY Post says Anthony and Wood have met with a senior NBC booker who handles 'Today' and other NBC news programs.

As we've reported, Casey flirted with network interviews in the past, but never closed. As of now ... NBC's saying no deal yet -- and you gotta figure she's also talking to other outlets in NYC.

Stay tuned.

In other news...

Now THIS Is What A Cutout Dress Should Look Like!

Khloe Kardashian turned heads this past weekend wearing a bright blue, figure-hugging dress with sheer panels.

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'San Andreas' Film

Earthquake Paranoia Spikes

Disaster Kit Sales

6/3/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0602-san-andreas-survivor-packs-earthquakes-01"San Andreas" is a disaster movie of epic proportions and has turned into a godsend for an earthquake preparedness company.

The blockbuster flick has freaked out hordes of moviegoers ... good news for EarthquakeStore.com, which has seen a 300% spike in disaster kit sales.

Among the bestsellers:

-- Quake Alarm – a $34.95 glorified fire detector that picks up a quake's sound wave before the main shock.

-- Deluxe Emergency Preparedness Kit – For $250, you get a duffel bag for two which includes - sleeping bags, emergency food bars, orange safety vests, a folding hand saw, candles, fire starter sticks, water purification kit …and everything else you'd pack for a weekend camping trip.

The company raked in $100,000 off the kits in the past two weeks alone.

Better hurry. They say the first 24-72 hours following a disaster are crucial ... and everyone knows ... the BIG ONE is coming!!!

Dave Matthews Band

Fan Gets Pulled Over ...

By Dave Matthews!!

6/3/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0602-dave-matthews-fan-dancing-nancies-TMZ-01The Dave Matthews Band's "Fire Dancer" bumper sticker is like the Bat-Signal for Dave when he's looking for a spot to booze -- and one lucky fan came to his rescue in Atlanta. 

Matthews pulled over a DMB fan stopped in standstill traffic near his hotel on Monday. Apparently, he spotted the band’s signature sticker on her SUV.

The unsuspecting superfan says she heard a tap on the window, looked left and screamed ... "Holy s**t!! Dave Matthews' face is in my car window!" She immediately pulled over, 'cause y'know ... it was FREAKIN' DAVE!

She asked for a pic, Dave obliged ... and then the “Crash” singer asked her for a favor -- point me to a decent watering hole. She sent him to a joint called Article 14.

Based on Yelp, it seems a little highbrow for Dave ... but we doubt he was picky. He was taking bar advice from strangers, after all.

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