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Shaquille O'Neal

I'm Roasting Justin Bieber

3/5/2015 12:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0305_shaq_justin-bieber-tmzHe's burned Kobe ... He's burned Barkley ... and now Shaquille O'Neal has his sights on Justin Bieber -- 'cause he's been tapped to be an official flamethrower at the Comedy Central Roast

Shaq -- along with stars like Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Jeff Ross and Martha Stewart (what?!) -- will be tasked with ripping the Biebs to shreds in front of a packed house on March 30th. 

Shaq and Bieber have history -- they once had a dance battle back before Bieber turned heel.  

Kevin Hart & Ellen DeGeneres

Oscars' Past Meets Its Future ...

Possibly, We Hope

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

If there's one thing Kevin Hart knows ... it's how to build anticipation -- well, that and comedy -- and he fueled up the Oscars hosting hype train with his dinner date Monday night.

Kevin hit up Craig's with Ellen DeGeneres -- making us think he might be looking for tips on how to land the 2016 Oscars gig ... for which he's been rumored to be a candidate.

The buzz has been building since the second NPH wrapped up this year's debacle, and this video will certainly add to it.

Ellen didn't say much about the meeting, but all 5'4" of Kevin did play bodyguard for her as she walked to her car -- which is funny enough to see. 

Michael Sam

Destroys TMZ Camera Guy

... With Epic 'Game Of Thrones' Ruse

2/24/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

022315_michael_sam_launchMichael Sam just dominated a TMZ photog at LAX like he was The Mountain ... and we were Oberyn Martell ... and it's pretty damn hilarious.  

Here's how it went down ... One of our crack camera guys got the newly engaged Sam to not only tell us when and where he's getting married ... but who he's inviting and where he's registered.

Awesome, right? 

Now for the twist ... He's getting married in Westeros with Tyrion and Tywin Lannister -- AND Daenerys Targaryen (good luck with those three) -- and he's registered at King's Landing.

Yeah, it's Red Wedding-level deception. 

Here's the thing ... most of you probably got the fact that those are all references to the HBO show "Game Of Thrones" -- but the one dude who didn't was our camera guy. 

Last time we send Hodor out in the field ... 

Justin Bieber

I'm Gonna Get Hannibal Lectured

At the Roast

2/16/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0215-justin-bieber-jeff-ross-hanniabl-buress-tmz-01Comedy Central is pulling out the big guns for Justin Bieber's roast ... and we've learned two comedians who don't hold back have signed on.

Sources involved in the roast tell TMZ ... the network has locked down both Jeff Ross and Hannibal Buress for the big show next month. You'll recall, Ross has already said he was ready to destroy.

As for Buress ... well, you can ask Bill Cosby about that.

Kevin Hart will officiate as Roast Master, and there are some huge names producers are now gunning to get.

Never say never Justin ... about backing out.

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Kevin Hart

SCHOOLED By Mo'ne Davis

In Celeb Hoops Game

2/13/2015 5:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Kevin Hart might be a little dizzy 'cause Little League legend Mo'ne Davis just put him in the SPIN CYCLE in the Sprite NBA Celebrity Hoops Game moments ago.

Hart -- who's a 3-time Celeb Hoops MVP -- caught himself in the unenviable position of being one-on-one with Davis ... who just ate his lunch during a ridiculous drive to the rim.  

Check it out -- Kev is playing defense (he takes this stuff seriously folks) but Mo'ne leaves him in the dust ... and finishes like a pro (which she'll probably be eventually).

#Baller

Kim Kardashian

How Do I Shut this Kid Up?

North's Epic Fashion Show Meltdown

2/13/2015 6:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0212-kim-kardashian-northwest-reutersNorth West is NOT a fan of daddy's new shoes ... Kim Kardashian had her hands more than full when the kid went full-on Chernobyl Thursday night at a NY fashion show.

The pics say it all ... Kim and North were front and center at Kanye West's Adidas unveiling at Fashion Week ... but North wasn't having any part of it and threw a fit.

From the looks on their faces ... Diddy, Anna Wintour, Jay Z, and Beyonce were amused/annoyed at the tantrum ... at one point Kim grabs North for a quick exit.

Maybe Kim should roll like Jay and Bey ... leave the little miracle at home.

Kids, right?

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Jeff Ross

We're Gonna Destroy Bieber ...

No Matter How Much He Begs

2/3/2015 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
020315_jeff_ross_launchJustin Bieber's heartfelt video about changing his ways might melt the hearts of Beliebers, but comedian Jeff Ross could care less -- he's still gonna rip him to shreds at the roast.

The Roastmaster General was just getting back to L.A. -- fresh off roasting Terry Bradshaw at the Super Bowl -- when we asked him about Justin begging for forgiveness for all his d-bag antics. 

Let's just say Jeff seems unmoved.

As for what's off limits during Bieber's upcoming Comedy Central Roast ... Ross had a pretty surprising response -- especially considering JB's checkered past.

Watch this ... you can almost see Ross licking his chops.

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Crazy Vine Twerker

Falls Out Of Moving Car ...

Escapes With a Scratch

1/20/2015 11:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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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.

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Justin Bieber

THE ROAST IS ON

Bring On Jeff Ross!

1/20/2015 7:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details
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update_graphic_red_bar8:30 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.
update_grey_gray_barLike 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.

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Ralphie May

I Was So High During Colorado Concert

They Called the Cops!

1/16/2015 8:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
Ralphie May Show Cops Called
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 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.

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#EggplantFriday

Yanked from Instagram

1/16/2015 8:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
0116-bob-eggplant-instagramInstagram 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. 

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Sad day for the produce world ... and for wieners. However, there's always Twitter. #FreeTheEggplant anyone? 

Happy Friday!

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Viral Sorority Chick

'C*** Punt' Returns ...

My F-Bombs Are Getting Published

1/16/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
Delta Gamma Email Author
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.

Marc Summers

Plays 'Double Dare' ...

with TMZ Photog

12/31/2014 9:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
Marc Summers Double DareMarc 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.

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