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Bin Laden Shooter

Kicks It With NFL Team

... Let's Take Out the Bucs!

11/16/2014 7:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1116-pierre-garcon-rob-oneill-instagram-01The Navy Seal Team 6 member who shot Osama Bin Laden is a huge Washington Redskins fan -- and met with the team last night to motivate the guys to take out Tampa Bay.

Rob O'Neil attended the team meeting on Saturday and even took a photo with superstar wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

"We had the honor of meeting and listening to a real HERO tonight before our game tomorrow and he's a Redskins fan," Garcon wrote.

"Navy Seal Team 6 Rob O'Neill thank you for the inspiring words. #HTTR"

After a loss to the Vikings in their last game, we'll see if Rob can help get his boys back on target.

Miley Cyrus, Patrick Schwarzenegger

She Snags a Kennedy ... Sorta

11/14/2014 6:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1114-miley-cyrus-patrick-schwarenegger-gettyMiley Cyrus is officially Kennedy adjacent ... she has formed a perfect union with Patrick Schwarzenegger, famous for his good looks, his father and his Shriver lineage.

Patrick -- a USC student -- took Miley to a USC football game at the L.A. Coliseum, and they clearly wanted everyone to know they're together.

It was pretty obvious earlier in the week, when they went to a Q&A for Maria Shriver's new movie together ... when you hang with the guy's mom, you're definitely banging.

The Cyrus clan in Hyannis Port will be epic.

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John McCain

Sorry, Dennis Rodman Is No Super Spy

11/13/2014 7:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dennis Rodman is no Jason Bourne -- and was NOT a government spy sent to North Korea to help free the American prisoners ... at least that's what John McCain wants you to think. 

Of course, Rodman's been taking credit for helping to convince Kim Jong-un to release Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller -- saying he was lobbying hard on behalf of the U.S. during his basketball summit in the DPRK earlier this year. 

But when McCain was asked if he believed The Worm ... McCain didn't exactly back the NBA legend. 

"I thought it was certainly a bizarre episode," McCain said ... "I'm not sure that Dennis Rodman is well trained to gather intelligence."

Rihanna

When It Comes to Obama

All I See Is Color!

11/11/2014 6:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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111114_rihanna_launchIf you're an African-American considering a run for the White House in 2016, you've probably already sewn up Rihanna's vote.

Rihanna went on a tour of the White House Monday ... pretending to be the press secretary or a character from "Scandal."

On her way out, our photog asked what the best part of her White House visit was ... and her answer was all about race.

It's been nearly six years since Obama took office, hasn't the novelty worn off? 

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David Gergen

The Best President

to Have a Beer With Is ...

11/10/2014 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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111014_david_gergen_launch_v2Legendary presidential adviser David Gergen has worked for 4 different administrations, so who better to ask ... who's the best Prez to grab a brewski with?

Gergen worked alongside Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton  ... which is why our photog in D.C. put the suds question to CNN's Senior Political Analyst on Sunday.  

Gergen couldn't pick just one, but narrowed it down to two ... and he had good reasons for each of his choices.

Sorry Barack, maybe next time.

Dennis Rodman

I Helped Kenneth Bae Get Released

... Here's the Proof

11/8/2014 12:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1108-dennis-rodman-korea-letter-tmz-DOC-LAUNCH-01Dennis Rodman says he played a crucial role in bringing imprisoned American Kenneth Bae back home from North Korea ... because he begged Kim Jong Un for the guy's release -- and he's got proof.

Rodman tells TMZ ... he sent a letter to the dictator back in January after returning home from the DPRK ... pleading with Un to let Bae return home so the Worm could go back to North Korea without getting bashed.

In the letter, Dennis states, "I understand the crimes [Bae] committed, and ask you my dear friend, the highly respected Marshall Kim Jong Un for his release to show my country how loving and compassionate you and the DPRK can be."

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Rodman continues, "I ask for your mercy to prisoner Kenneth Bae and would be eternally grateful for his safe return and make a big step towards bridging the gap between our two nations."

According to reports ... Bae is currently on his way home -- after the North Korean government contacted U.S. officials out of the blue saying they'd discuss his release. He'd been held there for 2 years, 7 months.

Dennis says he never heard back after sending the letter ... but the North Korean government released a video showing Bae was alive days later -- and Dennis doesn't think it was a coincidence.

Dennis tells TMZ, "No doubt, our trips helped influence Kenneth Bae's release and I'm happy he is coming home safely."

Carrie Underwood

Suck It, Mr. President!!!

11/6/2014 6:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

110614_cma_monologue_launch_v3Carrie Underwood may not be your classic country s**t-kicker, but she's definitely a s**t-stirrer ... because she got the CMA crowd all riled up Wednesday night by taking a shot at the Prez.

Carrie and Brad Paisley got all political with a reference to Taylor Swift, whom they suggested has abandoned country music.

There's a tiny bit of room for interpretation ... whether the audience is going wild over the fact that the Democrats lost the Senate, or whether Obama is so unpopular he derailed his own party.

It's the second time in 2 years Obama's been skewered at the Country Music Awards.

Oh, and Brad took a shot at TMZ, too. We'll take that as a challenge.

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Will Ferrell

Take My Elf-ing Pic

Off Your GUN Ad!

11/6/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Will Ferrell Gun Ad
'Twas the month of November ... long before Christmas begun -- yet a company launched an ad of Will Ferrell ... pushing a deal on a gun.

Poor Will never gave permission for this flyer to be seen ... but there was his beloved "Elf" character ... with an AR-15.

The company which produced "Elf" was especially pissed -- so their lawyers sent a gift ... a cease and desist.

We're told the ad was scrapped ... taken down right away ... out of fear of the cash they soon might have to pay.

So what did we learn from this holiday lesson?

Best check with a celeb ... before you show them toting weapons.

Prez Obama

Hey, Michael Jordan ...

This Is How You Talk Trash

11/6/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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President Obama finally fired back at Michael Jordan for calling him a “sh**ty golfer."

Based on the President's awesome comeback -- we feel safe to say Barack won the back 9. 
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CNN Election Commentators

Microsoft Surface Is Great

For Hiding Our iPads!

11/5/2014 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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CNN just got busted in the biggest political cover-up, and it has nothing to do with Benghazi or the IRS -- instead it's all about ... TABLETS!!!

Last night CNN's Election coverage experts were given Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets to use. It was reportedly part of a product placement deal ... and competing devices -- like the iPad -- were supposed to be no where in sight. 

Not everyone got that memo ... because Jake Tapper and Ana Navarro were caught on camera using the Surface Pros as shields to cover up their iPads ... which they were clearly still using.

With 100% of precincts reporting, we are prepared to call this race ... for the iPad.

A Microsoft spokesperson was "unable" to comment on the apparent CNN gaffe.  

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President Obama

FIRES BACK AT MICHAEL JORDAN

Worry About Your Crappy NBA Team

11/5/2014 9:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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President Barack Obama is lashing back at Michael Jordan -- telling His Airness to stop focusing on golf ... and FIX YOUR CRAPPY NBA FRANCHISE!!

Obama was talking with Wisconsin radio station WJMR -- when he was asked about the shots MJ took during an interview with Ahmad Rashad ... when he called B.O. a "sh**ty golfer."

"Mike and I, we know each other, but I've never played golf with him," Obama said ... "Michael wasn't very well informed about this. I think he might've just been trying to give Ahmad an extra ratings boost on his show."

Obama continued, "But there is no doubt that Michael is a better golfer than I am. Of course if I was playing twice a day for the last 15 years, then that might not be the case."

"He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats ... or the Hornets."

FYI -- MJ's Hornets are 1-3.

Your move, MJ.

Prez Obama

Simon's Got Nothing On Me

Launches Group's Career

11/3/2014 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Brotherly Love Performance Obama15 seconds of singing for President Obama -- and making him clap and dance -- is all it took for a small time Philly R&B group to start blowing up ... and score a gig with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The group of 5 guys, ages 17-20, is called Brotherly Love, and they performed at a rally Obama attended for Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf over the weekend.

Afterward the group was supposed to pose for a pic with the prez, but instead used their time to bust out a song for him. You gotta watch the video ... Barack was definitely feeling it.

Brotherly Love posted the video, and now their rep tells us they're getting a slew of offers ... including the chance to sing the National Anthem before a 76ers game.

Obama clearly approves.

Kenny G

Bill Clinton Cusses When He Golfs

... And It's Awesome!

10/31/2014 7:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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103114_kenny_g_launchKenny G is one of the best celebrity golfers alive -- and has played with some of the most famous people on Earth -- but he says there's a 4-letter reason Bill Clinton is one of his faves to play with.

The saxophone god was out in NYC yesterday and told us what's great about Bill is that he cusses when he plays ... just like everyone else ... which is awesome coming from an ex-President.

But even for a guy who appreciates some quality profanity, Kenny was SHOCKED when he learned that Michael Jordan referred to President Obama as a "sh**ty golfer."

Check out the clip -- Kenny also dishes about the huge celeb tourney he played in ... and explains why Jessica Alba stole the spotlight.

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