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Donald Trump

Burned by 'Mexicans' Rant

Univision Drops Miss USA

6/25/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0625-donald-trump-uni-logos-tmz-01Donald Trump's smack in the middle of a full scale Mexican backlash -- his Miss Universe Organization just lost a major TV deal over his rant about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug dealers.

Univision announced Thursday morning that it will not air the hugely popular Miss USA (owned by Miss Universe) competition ... which is coming up next month. Colombian singer J Balvin also pulled out in protest -- and as did co-hosts Roselyn Sanchez and Cristián de la Fuente.

Trump made the now infamous rant -- saying Mexico's not "sending their best" -- when he announced he was running for the Republican nomination for president.

Trump responded ... "Univision wants to back out of signed contract because I exposed the terrible trade deals that the U.S. makes with Mexico." He added that he loves Mexico, but not the bad deals.

Univision planned to air the first ever Spanish language simulcast of the pageant, but ... no dados.

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President Obama

Drops the N-Word

6/22/2015 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

President Obama used the n-word to make the point that racism is still alive and well in America. 

Obama was on comedian Marc Maron's podcast, when he said, "And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say n***** in public. That's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not."

It was a calculated move for sure on Obama's part. Obama has been criticized by some African 

American activists, including Byron Allen, for not speaking out more forcefully about the plight of blacks in America.

So we gotta ask ... 

Marc Maron

Selfie With Obama

In His Garage

6/19/2015 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0619-marc-maron-obama-TWITTER-01One minute you're in a Beverly Hills mansion ... the next you're in some dude's garage -- at least, that's how it went for President Obama today when he stopped by Marc Maron's house to be on MM's insanely popular podcast.  

POTUS hit up the comic's Highland Park home (near Dodger Stadium) to be a guest on "WTF with Marc Maron" ... which Marc still records in his actual garage.  

No word on what they discussed yet (the podcast airs Monday) ... but Maron is known for being able to have some pretty "real" conversations with huge stars ... like Robin Williams, Louis C.K. and Ben Stiller. 

After the show, the two posed for a selfie ... but Obama must've been in a hurry, 'cause he left without his coffee cup. 

One man's trash ... 

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Byron Allen

Drops N-Word On Obama

6/19/2015 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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President Obama got an earful from famed mega-producer Byron Allen Thursday night ... punctuated by the n-word. 

Allen has supported Obama for years, but has recently turned on him, calling him a "white President in blackface." But at the Tyler Perry fundraiser in Bev Hills ... Allen had a chit-chat with the Prez, and handed him a letter outlining his 8 ways to solve deep problems in the African American community.

Allen -- who dropped $30k to attend -- groused to Obama that someone had to stop AT&T from merging with Direct TV because of a racist comment an AT&T honcho made ... involving the n-word. 

Allen says he shocked Obama by dropping the n-bomb in their convo.  

Donald Trump

Cuidado de Tu Mexican Employees

... Says Maná Singer

6/19/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Fher Olvera, front man for Mexican rock band Maná ... thinks Donald Trump could have a revolución on his hands after his incendiary comments about Mexicans.

Olvera says Trump was "full of hate" during his Presidential announcement ... by saying most Mexican immigrants are drug dealers, robbers and rapists.

As he was leaving Toast in L.A. ... Olvera sheepishly told us Donald forgot one very important thing -- he's probably got lots of Mexicans on his payroll.  

Uprising in the works? Check out Olvera's take.

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NBA's John Wall

I've Played with Bieber & Obama

... Guess Who's Better?

6/18/2015 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber vs. President Barack Obama ... they're both obsessed with basketball -- but who would win in a game of 1-on-1???

The man who would know is NBA superstar John Wall ... who's played with both guys this year ... and Wednesday in L.A., the Washington Wizards star gave up the 411.  

Wall hooped around with POTUS during the White House Easter Egg roll back in April -- and earlier this month, he got a courtside look at Bieber when he hit the court for Kanye West's bday

So, who would win?? Watch the clip ... 

Also, check out Wall's Ferrari -- it's good to be rich.  

Jeb Bush

I Ain't Got Time for Baseball

... I'm Runnin' for Prez!

6/17/2015 2:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Gotta respect when a politician is honest ... like when Jeb Bush admitted to us he didn't know about the MLB hacking scandal yesterday because as he put it: "Man, I'm running for president. I've been busy!"

The former Gov. was leaving NBC in New York when we asked about the FBI investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly hacking the Houston Astros to steal top secret information. 

Bush has a serious MLB connection, considering his brother George W. was a co-owner of the Texas Rangers. 

By the way, we also asked if he's still a fan of the Astros considering he grew up in Houston ... but he shot that down and said there's only ONE team he roots for nowadays.  

Neil Young

I Got Beef with Candidate Trump

6/16/2015 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0616-neil-young-donald-trump-tmz-01update_graphic_red_bar6:10 PM PT -- Trump's campaign spokesperson tells us they "paid for and obtained the legal right" to use Young's song -- never the less, they won't be using it again.

We're also told there are no hard feelings ... Donald has been and will remain a fan of Neil's music, regardless of politics.update_grey_gray_barDonald Trump started his presidential run with a heist ... of Neil Young's classic rock anthem, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

It made for a hell of an entrance -- Donald and his wife Melania marching up to the podium while Young's "Rockin' In the Free World" blared at Trump Tower. Totally patriotic ... to everyone but Young.

Neil's rep tells us Trump never got permission to use the song for his candidacy announcement, and furthermore -- Neil, a Libertarian and Canadian citizen, is NOT down with Trump's campaign. We're told he's actually backing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Donald ... there's always Ted Nugent.

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Terrell Owens

ENDORSING TRUMP

'You're Hired!'

6/16/2015 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616-terrell-owens-donald-trump-tmz-02Donald Trump's already got his first celebrity supporter ... Terrell Owens ... who tells TMZ Sports he fully supports his former boss' run for the presidency because "he won't put up with B.S."

T.O. -- who appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice" with Trump earlier this year -- says he gained a TON of respect for Trump during their time on the show and thinks D.T. could do great things for the country as the man in charge. 

"This may be what the country needs and Trump ... he’s a guy who won’t put up with B.S. and has what it takes to change how government is run."

"With that being said, Trump ... YOU'RE HIRED"

Owens adds, "Plus, as the president, Trump would be able to say he knows me and he likes me ... LOL!" 

Terrell says he's got no beef with President Obama -- and thinks he's truly helped change the country for the better -- but says moving forward, he likes Trump. 

BTW, earlier this year, Owens appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" and made his pitch for a job in Trump's administration if he's elected. Check it out. 

Donald Trump

Compares China to Tom Brady

... They're Kicking Our Ass!

6/16/2015 9:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Donald Trump is already droppin' the sports metaphors -- comparing China to the New England Patriots ... and claiming their leaders are like Tom Brady!!! 

During his "I'm running for President" speech moments ago ... Trump took several shots at the Obama administration and other U.S. political leaders. 

That's when he dropped the Brady shot -- saying China's leaders are like Tom Brady and the U.S. is like a high school football team ... "They are ripping us!" 

He went on ... "Our leaders don't understand the game."

Sports! 

Donald Trump

'Apprentice' Goes Black During White House Run

6/16/2015 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616-the-apprentice-01'The Apprentice' will be put on ice during Donald Trump's presidential run ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with Trump tell us, Season 15 will not air. The networks cannot give one candidate disproportionate airtime. 

Our Donald sources say no one will take Trump's place on the show ... it's simply going off the air until his campaign runs its course. 

The last season of "Celebrity Apprentice" saw a rise in ratings from the previous season, and NBC announced in February they were renewing for another season.

Donald Trump

Running for President!

6/16/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump wants to live in a property he doesn't own -- aka The White House -- and thus has announced he's running for President of the United States.

The Donald just concluded his big press conference in Trump Tower in New York City. His platform appears to be based on the jobs market, as he proclaimed, "I will be the greatest jobs president that God has ever created."

Trump spent a lot of time talking about his accomplishments while listing the failures of previous administrations. At one point, he opined, "Our country is in serious trouble ... we don't have victories any more."

He concluded by saying, "We will make America great again" ... which just so happens to be his campaign slogan.

Trump's bid for the White House means season 15 of 'The Apprenticewill not air.

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Ex-Boxing Champ Arrested

Allegedly Tried to Join ISIS

6/15/2015 12:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0615-anthony-small-GETTY-01Former British boxing champ Anthony Small -- who was 23-2 as a pro -- is on trial in England for allegedly trying to sneak off to Syria to join ISIS ... this according to the BBC

The 33-year-old boxer was arrested in England along with two other men after authorities say they were trying to forge documents to illegally enter Syria. 

Small and the two men have all been charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts -- though Small DENIES the allegation. 

Small most famously fought in "The Contender Challenge: U.K. vs. USA" in 2007 -- when fighters from the U.S. reality show "The Contender" flew to England to fight up-and-coming boxers, including Small. 

Small defeated Walter Wright, who competed in Season 2 of the boxing reality show. 

Small converted to Islam at the age of 24 -- and in 2012, he made a YouTube video in which he said he quit boxing because the sport took place in venues that Muslims are forbidden to enter because of gambling, alcohol and half-naked ring girls. 

[H/T Vice Sports

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