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Tom Hanks' Son

Lets the N-Word Fly, Uncensored

... But He Has Limits

6/2/2015 4:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chet Haze wanted to say it ... felt he had the RIGHT to say it, so he did it -- he unapologetically dropped the n-word on camera.

Tom Hanks' rapping son posted the vid, attempting to clarify his earlier statement -- that he identifies with hip hop culture, so that makes it alright for him to use the word.

Don't worry ... Chet says he'd never walk up to a random person and say, "my n**ga."

But check out the clip. Weird to watch him say it or not?

Lisa Leslie

Warns Tom Hanks' Son

Use N-Word, Get Ass Kicked

6/2/2015 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If Tom Hanks' son wants to use the N-word in a rap song, he'd better watch his ass -- so says WNBA legend Lisa Leslie who says "the real homeboys" could have a real problem with it. 

Chet Haze -- who is extremely white -- has been on a crusade to justify using the N-word ... saying it's not about race, it's "about the culture you identify with." 

So, how does Leslie feel about it? 

First off, she's not a fan of the word -- saying, "It's really unfortunate that it's a word that's hung around for 200 years plus."

Then comes the warning ... and you can give Lisa credit for putting it in terms that Chet will definitely understand. 

Ariana Grande

Only One Direction for Niall ...

The Friend Zone!!

6/2/2015 1:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0602-ariana-grande-niall-horan-INSTAGRAM-01Ariana Grande and Niall Horan hung out way past their bedtime Monday night -- but don't get your panties in a bunch just yet 1Ders.

Our Ariana sources say the One Direction singer was invited to her concert in London Monday night. After the performance, she and Niall hung out backstage, but it was anything but intimate. Ariana's manager Scooter Braun and both of their entourages were also there.

After the backstage pow-wow, the group headed off to Cirque Le Soir nightclub -- and stayed out till 3:30 AM. But when the fun was over ... we're told they went their separate ways.

Too bad it wasn't a real hook-up since the normally rabid 1D fans have actually been pretty positive about Ariana. Must be the wild video of their after-party that won 'em over.

Lil Wayne

Cops Arrest Suspect

In Tour Bus Shooting

6/2/2015 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy accused of shooting up Lil Wayne's tour bus is finally in police custody.

Jimmy Carlton Winfrey surrendered early Tuesday morning in Cobb County, Georgia. He faces charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal gang activity.

A judge issued an arrest warrant for Winfrey, but it took a month before he turned himself in. According to his booking report, he had a  gunshot scar on his wrist. 

Wayne's bus was shot up in April after a club gig in Atlanta. Police believe Winfrey -- who has ties to Wayne's rival, Young Thug -- opened fire to gain favor with the Bloods

Kim Kardashian

Boy or Girl ...

I'm Not Baby Shopping Yet

6/2/2015 8:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0602-kim-kanye-baby-clothes-gettyKim Kardashian and Kanye West might very well be having a baby boy -- but don't read too much into those photos of them shopping for little boy clothes.

According to our sources, Kim and Kanye are playing it really close to the vest on the baby's sex right now -- maybe they know, maybe they don't ... but they're not saying.

Kimye was seen Monday afternoon purusing the boys section in a New York boutique, so the Internet collectively figured ... they must be having a boy! But we're told Kim and Kanye were shopping for something for Kourtney's daughter Penelope, and they just happened to be drawn to items in the boys section.

Not to mention ... they are holding up clothes for a toddler, not a newborn.

Expect a carefully orchestrated announcement (*cough, Kris Jenner*) to come in the near future.

Tom Hanks' Son

It's My Right to Say the N-Word!

6/2/2015 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Hanks' son sees himself as a young African-American man, and therefore -- he's gonna say, "n**ga" anywhere and anytime he wants.

Rapper Chet Haze -- nee Chester Hanks -- is on a crusade to be able to say the n-word, and not just in his music. He posted a video explaining his cause celebre ... saying, "Hip-hop isn't about race. It's about the culture you identify with."

Chet's dead serious about this. His mission statement is a response to the backlash he's getting for an Instagram post where he refers to his homie, Chill ... as "my n**ga" -- and their song "Juice."

Interestingly, Chet is censored when he says the n-word on the record ... but Chill is not.

So, we gotta ask ...



She-Pimpin' With Soccer Stud

... 5 AM Breakfast Date

6/2/2015 7:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

What Rihanna wants, Rihanna gets ... this time, it seems her sights are set on an international soccer superstar -- because the two hooked up for a very early breakfast date this morning in NYC.

The singer hit up a 24-hour Cuban diner called Coppelia around 5AM with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema -- a handsome 27-year-old who also plays on the French national team. 

The two looked pretty cozy inside the eatery -- but left separately.

But here's the deal ... Rihanna is a HUGE soccer fan and first reached out to Benzema during the 2014 World Cup. They exchanged tweets in which she told him she "felt his pain" -- he replied, thanking her for the support. 

So, friends ... or more than friends? They both happen to be single right now ... 

Stay tuned. 

Justin Bieber & Cody Simpson

Italian Restaurant Performance

Molto Bene

6/2/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson spiced things up at an Italian joint Monday night ... with an acoustic set.

They showed up at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood at around 9 PM, and treated the dinner crowd to their 2014 duet, "Home to Mama," the Edwin McCain song "I'll Be" and Tracy Chapman's classic "Fast Car." 

Bieber bailed after 30 minutes but Cody lingered for a while longer.

The Biebs has been popping up all over L.A. in the last week or so, randomly breaking out in song.

Iggy Azalea


Lakers BF Proposes At BDay Party

6/1/2015 10:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Iggy Azalea is officially on her way to becoming Mrs. Swaggy P-- her NBA star boyfriend Nick Young popped the question ... and she said, "Yes!"

It all went down at Nick Young's 30th birthday party Monday night -- with the L.A. Lakers star getting down on one knee and busting out a fat 10 carat yellow diamond ring. 

The two started dating back in 2013 -- for their first date, Nick took her to a Target to go shoppping.

From there, they hit it off quickly -- with Nick once taking her home from a club and bragging, "What I'm about to do with this shouldn't be legal!"

Soooo ... congrats!!!



Miles Teller

Gets Footloose at Music Fest ...

Dancing with Himself

6/2/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miles Teller felt the tempo and neither rushed nor dragged his feet while showing off his moves at BottleRock Napa Valley music festival.

The "Whiplash" and "Footloose" star caught Brett Dennen’s set on Sunday, and tore up the field … even taking his dance moves to the beer line during the singer's funky “Must Be Losing My Mind." 

Teller was having a blast ... several fans tweeted about him, including this gem ... “I met a drunk Miles Teller and it's probably the best thing ever.”

No. The best thing ever is Teller's dancing … just watch. We give the t-shirt toss-and-catch a '10.'

Ozzy Osbourne

I'm Sick Of Moving

Drops $10 Mil On New Home

6/2/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ozzy Osbourne is finally done being a nomad and has settled down for a cool $10 mil in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Beverly Hills.

Ozzy’s new 5,680 sq. ft. pad has 5 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths and a 2 story guest house with its own garage. The English style country estate has a Playboy-esque grotto that's covered in roses and ivy.

Back in 2013, the Osbournes sold their previous residence to Jessica Simpson for $11.5 mil. Ever since then, Ozzy has been renting around Los Angeles without finding a permanent place to call home.

But now that one of the most prestigious streets in BH had an opening, Ozzy and fam snatched it up … and we’re told homes on this block rarely come up for sale. Guess it pays off to be patient.


Jimi Hendrix

Excuse Me, While I Sue This Guy

... Over Legendary Guitar

6/1/2015 6:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0601_jimi_hendrix_black_widow_gettyOne of Jimi Hendrix's fabled axes was allegedly stolen by a guy who's now trying to cash in by selling the guitar -- but the money men behind Jimi's estate are gunning to shut down the sale.

The battle is over an Acoustic Black Widow guitar ... which went to Jimi's dad when Hendrix died in 1970. Then in 1995 ... pops gave it Experience Hendrix, LLC -- Jimi's licensing and merchandising company. Experience Hendrix believed the guitar was in its possession until June 2014.

That's when, according to a lawsuit filed by Experience Hendrix, Julien's Auctions contacted the company to authenticate a Black Widow that Brian Patterson was attempting to sell as a Hendrix treasure. Hendrix attorneys say Patterson got the guitar from a guy who somehow got it after divorcing Janie Hendrix ... Jimi's sister.

The Hendrix co., represented by Ed McPherson, says its the rightful owner ... and is demanding Patterson hand over the guitar immediately, and fork over at least $750k in damages.

Or as Jimi might put it -- Hey Brian ... where you goin' with that guitar in your hand?

Lil Wayne

Funny/Violent Way to Promote ...

Non-Violence [TMZ TV]

6/1/2015 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lil Wayne coached a charity basketball game, and went so crazy bananas on the ref ... he allegedly spit on the guy for blowing a few calls. Again ... in a CHARITY basketball game.

Oh, and that charity's goal was promoting non-violence, but hey ... maybe next time, right Weezy?tmz-on-tv-3

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