Twerking while hanging out of a moving car, and tumbling out of said car ... has to be the stupidest -- yet also hysterical -- thing an Atlanta college student ever did ... but it's made her a Vine superstar.
The video has more than 7.5 million views ... and although everyone's calling it twerking ... Brittany Swift set the record straight ... telling us she was really doing something called The Whip. We stand corrected.
Swift says her favorite jam -- K Camp's "Lil Bit" -- came on the radio ... and she just had to break out The Whip ... but couldn't wait for her sister to slow down. Stupidly ... she started the dance with the door open, and while switching legs she says her sister hit the brakes and she went flying.
Amazingly, Swift says the #FAIL looked way worse than it was. No broken bones, no bruises ... just one scratch and some ashy elbows..
Little lotion and she's back in the game.
THE ROAST IS ON
Bring On Jeff Ross!
1/20/2015 7:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
8:30 AM PT -- The roast was Bieber's idea! We've learned Justin actually called Comedy Central to say he wanted the roast to be a celebration for his 21st birthday ... which is March 1.
Like a tattooed lamb to the slaughter, Justin Bieber has agreed to be the guest of honor at a Comedy Central Roast in March ... and you can already hear Jeff Ross licking his chops.
Ryan Seacrest broke the news on Twitter ... saying, "Yes I got confirmation @justinbieber is getting roasted by @ComedyCentral in march...love u justin but it's time lol #BieberRoast."
Word on the street is that Bieber was game to be roasted for a while ... and had been hoping to work out a deal with the network.
Now, it seems like everything's a go ... and it'll be interesting to see which comics come out to burn Bieber.
As for roast topics, it's not like there's a shortage of material, for example:
-- Pissing in mop buckets
-- Egging houses
-- Lambo arrest
-- Fighting Orlando Bloom
-- Dropping the N-word
-- Calvin Klein modeling shots
-- Anne Frank shout out
-- Push-ups in jail
-- Fighting with Keyshawn Johnson
-- Fear of shirts
... and oh yeah, his music career.
Careful what you wish for.
I Was So High During Colorado Concert
They Called the Cops!
1/16/2015 8:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ralphie May was a mile high during his concert in Colorado Thursday night ... so wasted the cops had to step in.
The concert started out well ... the opening acts were great. But things went South when Ralphie tried to take the stage ... he was so slow it took forever.
When he got the mic things got worse. Audience members tell us he couldn't string a sentence together, couldn't finish jokes, couldn't remember what he had just said.
Audience members started yelling at him to start telling jokes, then demanded refunds. Some die-hard supporters yelled back at the hecklers and it went all Cosby.
Ralphie finished the show, but by then cops had come to maintain order.
Ralphie's camp tells TMZ ... "He was like a kid in a candy store, being in Colorado for the first time since pot became legal." They add, "We believe in conspiracy theories, we think Cosby snuck in and drugged him. We're pressing charges because we're within the statute of limitations."
We're told what really did Ralphie in ... edibles.
Yanked from Instagram
1/16/2015 8:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Instagram users will have to go somewhere else to get their vitamin D -- the social media site shut down the growing #eggplantFriday movement.
The hashtag had been used by thousands of people, like B.O.B. ... to post pics of their covered, yet bulging junk -- but Instagram pulled it from its search filter this week ... leaving women (and men) across America with no "eggplant" eye candy.
Calls to Instagram have not been returned -- but considering IG"s stance on boobs and nudity in general ... pretty clear why they 86'd it.
Sad day for the produce world ... and for wieners. However, there's always Twitter. #FreeTheEggplant anyone?
Viral Sorority Chick
'C*** Punt' Returns ...
My F-Bombs Are Getting Published
1/16/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The sorority chick who went viral for threatening to "c*** punt" her sisters is now being paid to write obscenities in a book ... and if you thought she'd tone things down -- YOU WERE WRONG!
TMZ has learned Rebecca Martinson -- who famously blasted her Delta Gamma sisters in a 2013 email that leaked online -- consulted on an upcoming book by Taylor Bell titled "Dirty Rush" ... and the foreword she wrote is filled with f-bombs.
A few select excerpts:
- "This book tells it like it f****** is. You won't find anything in here about how all sorority girls are vacuously stupid."
- "And you sure as f*** won't read anything about how a sorority girls' sole purpose in life is to be perpetually drunk and do the spread eagle wasted for frat bros."
She also helped the author make the dialogue authentic ... peppering in a few real life experiences of her own -- like the time she had sex wearing a tampon.
We'll spare you the details. Trust us on this one.
Plays 'Double Dare' ...
with TMZ Photog
12/31/2014 9:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Marc Summers made dreams come true Tuesday afternoon on the streets of Los Angeles ... by playing a little game of "Double Dare" with a TMZ photog.
Our guy Jake has a history with the old 'DD' host, having given him a dare on the street last year. But this time it was Summers' turn to deliver the dare ... and he actually went back inside where he was having lunch to fetch a whipped cream pie specifically for the challenge.
Your 10-year-old self will LOVE this clip.
Urban Meyer's Wife
HAIR CATCHES ON FIRE
... During BDay Dinner
12/12/2014 7:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Happy birthday to you ... happy birthday to you ... happy birthday dea ... OH MY GOD YOU HAIR'S ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!"
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer had a minor emergency at his wife's 50th birthday dinner this week ... when she went to blow out the candles and accidentally set herself on fire.
The moment was captured on camera by her daughter Nicki who wrote, "You know you're 50 when your hair catches on fire. Shelley Meyer girl on fire. Literally. The most beautiful mommy in the world! Never a dull moment. #typical"
Don't feel bad Shelley ... you're not the first person this happened to -- just ask Skrillex ... who set his locks on fire during a bday celebration last year.
'Mean Girls' Star
In 'DWTS' Prep Video
11/26/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jonathan Bennett's "Dancing With the Stars" appearance almost never happened ... because he suffered a humongous fall as he jokingly tried to prep for the show ... and it was all caught on tape.
So here's the deal ... the "Mean Girls" star shot this video a few months back, but kept it hidden until "DWTS" finished its run (congrats, Alfonso).
In the video, he and a few friends attempt an "interpretive dance" ... but Bennett tried a move on the railing of a staircase that ended ... well, you gotta see it. He ended up with 2 broken ribs and his arm in a sling for 2 months.
The best part -- they were dancing to "Wind Beneath My Wings."
Seeing as he was the one who allowed the video to be posted ... Bennett's ego escaped unscathed.
Invites Sexual Assault Talk
11/21/2014 6:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby's comedy act Thursday night is solid proof he's a living, breathing dichotomy ... on the one hand bullying weak reporters into killing stories about his alleged rapes, and on the other making himself sound like an evil man on the prowl.
Cosby performed to a packed house at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. In one bit, he jokes about his relationship with kids, saying "Bill Cosby you are an evil man!"
But in case the audience didn't connect the dots, he went on to joke about his relationship with his wife, saying it's not as "energetic" after 50 years of marriage ... but says there are still "certain things, as a male, you get excited about."
BTW ... Cosby killed it and got a standing ovation.
I'm Glad I Roasted Jameis
... 'He's a Good Kid'
11/21/2014 6:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
You only roast the ones you love ... this according to Kevin Hart who says he actually LIKES Jameis Winston ... and that's why he grilled the FSU star to his face last week.
The "Wedding Ringer" star was leaving The Nice Guy restaurant on La Cienega last night when he defended the Florida State quarterback.
"He's a good guy. He's a good kid. He's a great athlete," Hart said.
When asked if he went a little too hard on the guy by teasing him about the crab theft incident in front of all of his FSU teammates, Hart shot that down too.
Jameis didn't seem happy about the grilling at the time ... but clearly, Hart is confident the two are on good terms.
Seinfeld's My Boy, But ...
He Don't Know Crap About Rap
11/19/2014 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jerry Seinfeld can team up with Wale to make hysterical skits -- but the rapper tells us there is a limit to Seinfeld's talent in the entertainment biz.
If you haven't seen 'em ... Wale and Seinfeld are like a new odd couple in a series of online vignettes -- and our guy asked Wale about the one where Jerry tells him how to rip music critics who left him off a "best of" list.
Wale gives JS major props for the comedy -- but you gotta see how his tone changes when we ask if Jerry's gonna help him record new music. Wale doesn't want to say it, but he's saying it: Stay in your lane, Seinfeld!
Something tells us Seinfeld (and the world) will be fine if Jerry doesn't rap.
Confronts Jameis Winston
'Stop Doing Dumb S**t'
11/17/2014 7:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Hart went right up to Jameis Winston's face this weekend and delivered some cold, hard advice -- "YOU NEED TO STOP DOING DUMB S**T."
The star of "The Wedding Ringer" hit up Florida State University as part of his college tour and met with some of the football players ... including Winston.
And that's when he started an impromptu roast of the Heisman Trophy winner.
"I started to bring a bunch a crab legs to see if you was gonna take 'em!" Hart joked.
There's more ... it's hilarious.
But check out the look on Jameis' face -- doesn't seem like he was too happy about it.
7'6" vs. Passenger Seat
The Struggle Is Real!!!
11/12/2014 10:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
File Under: "The Perils of Being Giant" ... because 7'6" Yao Ming hilariously tried to squeeze into the front passenger seat of a SUV this morning -- and just didn't fit.
It's not like it's a tiny 2-door coupe ... the former NBA superstar had a massive Lincoln Navigator waiting for him -- and it still couldn't handle all 90 inches of Yao.
Eventually, Ming crunched into the backseat ... but even that was a tight squeeze.
FYI -- Yao was in NYC to promote WildAid ... a wildlife protection group that is helping to save some other creatures ... African elephants and rhinos.