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County Clerk Kim Davis

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I'll Make A Great Prison Wife

9/3/2015 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Davis
, the county clerk who refused to sign same sex marriage licenses in the name of God, is feeling the wrath of the judicial system ... because she's in jail for contempt of court. 

Federal Judge David L. Bunning ruled Thursday Davis was breaking the law by refusing to sign off on same sex marriage certificates simply because it went against her religious beliefs.

Davis, a devout Apostolic Christian, believes marriage should be between one man and one woman. She stopped giving out same sex marriage licenses in her county even after it became legal in Kentucky.

Judge Bunning said Davis' explanation for disobeying the law was "simply insufficient."

Davis has to stay in jail until she decides to obey the law.


Donald Trump

Everyone Hates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

9/3/2015 7:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Donald Trump just declared war on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- claiming he's a clueless bonehead ... and nobody likes him. 

Seriously, this really happened. 

Trump spelled out his issues with the NBA legend in a handwritten note -- after Kareem had penned an article for the Washington Post in which he called Trump a "bully" who's bad for America. 

So, Trump being Trump -- responded in his own Trumpish way ... he wrote a note ON a copy of Kareem's article. 

"Dear Kareem,

Now I know why the press always treated you so badly — they couldn’t stand you. The fact is that you don’t have a clue about life and what has to be done to make America great again!

Best wishes,

Donald Trump"

Kareem has already responded -- writing, "Trump’s response to my piece is the best, though inelegant, support for my claims.Here again, he attacks a journalist who disagrees with him, not by disputing the points made but by hurling schoolyard insults such as 'nobody likes you.'"

"Look behind the nasty invective and you find an assault on the Constitution in the effort to silence the press through intimidation." 

Vivica A. Fox

Forget Trump

Women Should Rule the World

9/3/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Vivica A. Fox has strong views on who should run the country and primetime TV, and neither involves men. 

Vivica, whom Donald fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice' last year, has a surprising pick to replace him on the show. It's clear she has no hard feelings for the Trump family.

As for who gets her vote for Prez, Donald's not even in the running.


Manny Pacquiao

Will Retire Next Year

... Says Promoter Bob Arum

9/2/2015 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Manny Pacquiao's boxing career is on its last legs ... with his promoter saying the fighter will retire next year -- to focus on becoming President of the Philippines!  

Bob Arum was out at Craig's Tuesday night when he told us Manny is planning to fight again next year once he heals up -- but that's probably the very last bout for the 36-year-old.  

"He's gonna fight again next year but his goal is to become a senator in the Philippines, which he will be next year, and then to be president." 

Arum added, "I think Manny will retire once he's elected to the Senate of the Philippines which is next year ... he's gonna hang up the gloves."

Manny has been involved in politics for years in the Philippines -- and has been elected to Congress twice before. 

Kanye West

Over a Barrel ...

On Presidential Domain Name

8/31/2015 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0831-kanye-president-VMAs-GETTY-01Kanye West may have just made a young man a fortune by announcing his possible run for President.

Tramall Ferguson registered "" back in April on a whim ... thinking maybe one day Yeezy would make it in the oval office.

The 24-year-old recent graduate said he registered a few other domains, including "" 

After Kanye's announcement at the MTV VMAs ... Tramal's phone is blowing up with huge offers to own the domain ... upwards of $80k.

0831-kanye-president-domain-SUB-INSTAGRAM-01Tramal says he's holding out ... waiting for Kanye to call.  He wouldn't say how much he'd charge, but he was clear ... Kanye's not getting it for free.

It'll take a lot more than a pair of those Yeezys.

Kanye West

I'm Running for President!!!

8/30/2015 8:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West just announced he's running for President in 2020.

On almost every level, it would seem like a gag to end his endless speech at the VMA's, but the Filibuster was so self-aggrandizing he just may mean it.

Here's the thing ... CNN's Brian Stelter just tweeted "Kanye for President" was registered earlier this year.

The whole speech was bizarre ... he relived the Taylor Swift hijack in endless detail, choking up, then acting contrite and the next moment outraged.


Hulk Hogan

I Still Love WWE

... And I Wanna Be Trump's Running Mate

8/29/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Two interesting comments from Hulk Hogan -- he's NOT mad with the WWE for cutting ties with him over the N-word ... and says he wants to make America great again, by running with Donald Trump!!!!

First, the WWE thing ... it's been more than a month since Vince McMahon wiped all traces of Hogan from the website after reports surfaced that he used the N-word in a racial rant years ago. 

Even after several black wrestlers and celebs vouched for Hulk -- saying he's not a racist at heart -- Vince has refused to bring him back into the WWE universe. 

So, how does Hogan feel about being blackballed? Check out the clip ... he views the situation more as a temporary "family" conflict and joked that the only "hard feelings" he's going to have is "when I get [Vince McMahon] in the ring again." 

As for the Trump comments ... Hulk says he thinks the country is finally ready for Vice President Hogan, brother. 

Are you? 

Dee Snider

Giving Donald Trump a Freebie

... On Twisted Anthem

8/26/2015 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider says he's totally cool with Donald Trump using "We're Not Going To Take It” as his campaign song ... but don't assume that means he's also giving him a vote. 

Snider told our photog in Bev Hills why the Twisted hit song is perfect for Trump, and in a word .. it's all about rebellion. But watch ... Dee thinks there's another candidate who should be jumping on the Twisted Sister bandwagon, and yes ... he can get it for free too.

As for who he's backing at the polls -- Dee sounds undecided.

Bonus: Snider gives us his take on Deez Nuts. That guy always wants to rock!

Donald Trump

Tells Latino Reporter

'Go Back To Univision'

8/25/2015 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar5:42 PM PST -- Univision news chief Isaac Lee just released a statement saying, "We'd love for Mr. Trump to sit down for an in-depth interview with Jorge to talk about the specifics of his proposals."

update_grey_gray_barDonald Trump told a Latino reporter to go back to where he came from ... Univision.

Trump was at a rally in Iowa Tuesday afternoon when Univision reporter Jorge Ramos began firing questions at Trump. The candidate wasn't having it, and demanded that he back off.

You gotta watch the way it was handled ... or should we say manhandled.


Donald Trump

Now I've Got an Ex

Grand Wizard On My Side

8/25/2015 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and the rest of the Republican field are going to have to shore up the Ku Klux Klan vote some other way ... because former Grand Wizard David Duke is throwing his support behind GOP frontrunner ... Donald Trump

During his online radio show, Duke endorsed Trump ... saying he's "the best of the lot" out of the many, many Republican hopefuls.

Duke -- who's called himself a "racial realist" -- said he likes Trump's views on immigration, and thinks he "understands the real sentiment of America." While further discussing immigration he added, "The Africans, the Asians, and the Mexicans in America ... they suffer from the Jewish domination."

Unclear if the Donald will take Duke's endorsement as a positive or a negative -- he hasn't commented yet.

Buzzfeed first spotted Duke's comments.

MLB Legend Curt Schilling

Islam Heading Down Nazi Path

(Update: Suspended By ESPN)

8/25/2015 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



12:45 PM PT -- Schilling just issued the following apology: "I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part."

11:40 AM PT -- ESPN has officially yanked Curt from his assignment covering the Little League World Series in the wake of his Twitter post. 

The network issued a statement saying, "Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective."

"We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration."update_grey_gray_bar

Curt Schilling believes radical Muslims are as serious of a threat to the world as the Nazis -- and says the numbers prove it.

The former Boston Red Sox pitcher just posted a meme to Twitter which says, "It's said only 5-10% Muslims are extremists. In 1940 only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?!"

He added a comment that read, "The math is staggering when you get to true #'s."

The insinuation is that Islam is heading down the same path as the Nazi party ... and it won't end well. 

Schilling only had the post up for about 10 minutes -- but it doesn't take that long to get the Internet going. 

Deez Nuts

Mention My Name

And You Fly Half Price!

8/21/2015 3:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0821-frontier-deez-nuts-airlines-FRONTIER-01Deez Nuts already has his first campaign platform -- cheaper airfare!!! 

We're kidding, of course ... but it seems Frontier Airlines is getting in on the Nuts movement, offering its passengers 50% off their next flight if they use the promo code ... DEEZNUTS (some restrictions apply).

In case you're out of dee loop ... Deez Nuts is a 15-year-old from Iowa named Brady Olson, who managed to get the Nuts name registered with the Federal Election Commission and is polling at 9%. 

We imagine this new campaign strategy will only increase that number.

Ted Cruz

Grilled By Ellen Page ...

While Grilling Pork Chops

8/21/2015 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ted Cruz stopped by the Iowa State Fair Friday to cook up pork chops the all-American way, but instead the GOP presidential candidate was grilled by Ellen Page.

Page, who came out publicly last year as a lesbian, confronted Cruz about his views on LGBT rights, specifically people getting fired for being gay or trans in the workplace.

Cruz takes a stand, Page stands her ground, and the 2 get into it.

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