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Diedrich Bader

Distracted Pedestrians ...

Pay Attention or Else ...

7/22/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Washington DC Cell Phone LaneDiedrich Bader -- from "Napoleon Dynamite" and "The Drew Carey Show" -- has a solution for dealing with cell phone-using pedestrians who don't look where they're going ... and it ain't pretty.

We asked Bader about Washington, D.C. installing special sidewalk lanes for cell phone users -- a social experiment he thinks is bound to fail.

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However, DB's got his own plan to handle the situation. Watch the video ... we'd like to think he's kidding. Then again ... his shirt does say "villainous."

Jason Biggs

Taking Heat for Malaysia Crash Joke

7/17/2014 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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is getting trashed for joking that he now wants to sell his Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles ... but he's not backing down.

Biggs tweeted shortly after the crash of the 777 jetliner, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles?"

People went nuts on Biggs, saying, among other things, "Go f**k a pie you piece of s**t.  You're such an attention seeking f**king whore," and "You'd laugh if your kids died in a plane crash?"
 
Biggs recoiled in anger, saying, "Truly - you losers are literally trying to find s**t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere," and, "Hey, all you 'too soon' assholes - it's a f**king joke.  You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all."

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Columbus Short

Dropping O.J. Joke

Before Domestic Violence Hearing

6/9/2014 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Columbus Short OJ Simpson JokeWhen you've recently been accused of domestic violence like Columbus Short -- and you're also facing charges for allegedly beating up a guy -- cracking an O.J. Simpson joke is ill-advised ... but he did it anyway.

We got Short at LAX on Sunday ... and asked him about his Monday court dates for both pending cases. Short dropped an incredibly dated O.J. trial reference in response and when we asked an O.J. follow-up question ... he dropped a second domestic violence-related answer. 

As we reported, the ex "Scandal" star is trying to become a stand-up comedian.

Iggy Azalea

Gets Ambushed by Weird Al

Pleeease Let Me Parody Your Song

6/9/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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060814_weird_al_iggy_launchYou know you're blowing up in the music biz when Weird Al wants to parody one of your songs ... which is exactly what happened Friday to Iggy Azalea -- and we got the whole thing on video.

Weird Al was backstage at KS107.5's Summer Jam in Colorado when he started pleading with Iggy. He's said he always tries to get permission from other artists before doing his thing.

Sources at the show tell us Al was really cool about it -- and even left Iggy a copy of his proposed lyrics. Unclear which Iggy hit he's targeting ... but Al might have dropped a "Fancy" hint with this IG post from the show.

Make sure you watch the clip to the very end ... for Iggy's awesome ending.

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Spelling Bee

Judge Blurts Out 'Milkshake' Lyrics

... For No Good Reason

5/30/2014 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Scripps National Spelling Bee Judge MilkshakeOne of the judges at the Scripps National Spelling Bee loves Kelis -- or milkshakes -- and proved it by randomly quoting her classic song ... instead of using an unrelated word in a sentence. Warm it up!!!

The judge was Dr. Jacques Bailly, who won the title himself back in 1980. He was supposed to be using "feijoada" in a sentence, but instead stated, "While Tabitha discovered that her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard ..." -- before cutting himself off.

The contestant went on to spell the word (BTW, it's a Brazilian stew) correctly ... we're guessing Kelis would not have.

Elevator Fight

SNL Theory

Triggered by Spider

5/18/2014 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF




The catalyst for the Solange/Jay Z elevator fight has been a mystery ... until now.  "Saturday Night Live" spilled the beans  ... an errant spider.

It's pretty funny ... especially Maya Rudolph who plays an epic Beyonce.

The way they explain the kicks is especially hilarious.

Miley Cyrus

Cracks Date Rape Joke

During Club Appearance

5/11/2014 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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advocation for sex, drugs and everything else crossed a line the other day ... when she cracked a date rape joke while going on about how "everyone is a little bit gay."

Cyrus was performing at the legendary G-A-Y nightclub in London, when she brought a friend out on stage to wish him a happy birthday.

In discussing her friend's sexuality, Cyrus remarked, "You know, everyone’s a little bit gay … It’s the truth. Everyone’s gay, all it takes is one cocktail. And if that doesn’t work, sprinkle something in their drink. That’s what I always do."

This off-color comment follows her bizarre rant earlier in the week where she told her audience to quit smoking cigarettes and start smoking weed because it helps you get laid.

Reese Witherspoon

To Cara Delevingne ...

How the **** Do You Pronounce Your Name?

5/8/2014 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

050814-reese-witherspoon-launch-3 You're not the only one who can't pronounce Cara Delevingne's name -- Reese Witherspoon can't either, neither can Kate Upton or Zooey Deschanel ... and they all proved it during a hilarious drunk elevator ride earlier this week.

Cara posted the footage to her Instagram account after an evening at the Met Gala Monday night -- showing the hottest group of women ever to assemble in an elevator, and they're all joking about how to pronounce Cara's (Cah-ra's?) name.

The video is hilarious -- but the award goes to Reese for her attempt ... "Delevig-ny."

Cara has since deleted the footage -- but here they are again in all their glory.

Seeing as you'll never in your life be in an elevator with all these women, you should watch ... now.

Kevin Hart

Mike Epps Beef Is Phony BALONEY

And Here's Proof [VIDEO]

5/7/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kevin Hart and Mike Epps' epic Twitter war has gotten nasty, personal, and sometimes hysterical -- but more than anything else ... it's FAKE, and TMZ's got the evidence straight from Kevin's mouth.

The shots started flying when Mike went on the radio last weekend and called Kevin the most overrated comedian out there.

Then things really got heated when Kevin fired back with a tweet that Mike needed help selling tickets to his shows, adding, "Why don't you do us all a favor and Kill your god damn self."


Brutal ... no doubt, but here's the problem -- Kevin and Mike went HAM like this last year, and when we grilled Kev about it (in March of 2013) ... he totally copped to it being a social media set up.

Sources close to Epps insist it's 100% genuine this time around, but after you watch the clip -- we're guessing you're siding with us.

Katy Perry

Prank Terrorizes 5-Year-Old's Birthday

4/23/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Katy Perry left children in tears at a recent birthday party where she dressed up like a clown, attacked some guy with a piñata stick, and staged a scary car accident ... all for a music video -- and TMZ has video from the scene.

The hidden camera gag was shot at Knollwood Country Club outside L.A. earlier this month for Katy's "Birthday" video -- Katy showed a little preview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night ... but her clip didn't include the crazy fallout.

Eye witnesses tell TMZ, Katy pranked a REAL 5-year-old's birthday party ... and most guests had no idea they were getting punk'd. Children were crying. One woman stormed away, visibly upset.

Check out the video ... at one point a little girl says, "Mommy, I want to leave."

We know the feeling, kid.

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Rihanna

CLOWNS TMZ Photog

You Want Fries With That?

4/20/2014 12:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

042014_rihanna_launch_v3You know you're a super hot chick when you can call a guy "fat ass" ... and minutes later, have him eating out of the palm of your hand -- something Rihanna has perfected to a T.

RiRi was bailing from Toxic at Lure Saturday night when she grilled our camera guy -- pun intended -- about his love for greasy food.

The best part ... just minutes later she apologizes and our photog is once again smitten.

You gotta watch, the video is hilarious.

Tracy Morgan Fart Story

Yeah, I Dealt It ...

But Kate Upton Smelt It!

4/17/2014 3:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Bad: Tracy Morgan says he farted on Kate Upton once.

Worse: He's pretty sure she smelled it. 

Awesome: HE DOESN'T GIVE A CRAP WHO KNOWS!!

Morgan broke the ... uh .. news ... while taking part in a Reddit AMA Thursday ... after someone asked, "who is the most famous person you have farted around that you are definitely sure smelled it?"

Morgan immediately replied, "Kate Upton."

We did some digging on when the crop-dusting could've gone down ... and our best guess is when they got together back in January so Tracy could teach her a Super Bowl endzone dance. 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Busts Hilarious Dance Moves

Hasta La Vista, Nae Nae

3/27/2014 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

032714_arnold_launch_v2It's pretty much impossible not to laugh at this -- Arnold Schwarzenegger completely losing his crap while trying to do the Nae Nae on TV ... and then taking it up a notch ... with the Stanky Legg.

Arnold and Joe Manganiello just appeared on BET's "106 & Park" to promote their new movie together -- and hosts Bow Wow and Keshia put the guys' dance moves to the test.

Joe's actually not that bad -- but Arnold ... you have to see this.

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