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Byron Allen

Stands by 'Blackface' Obama Diss ...

Threatens Hillary Clinton Too!

5/26/2015 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

President Obama refused to address the racial issues raised by famed Hollywood producer Byron Allen, but went radio silent, according to Allen ... who's now blasting the prez AND the potential future prez.

TMZ broke the story ... Allen told us, on camera, that Obama is a "white president in blackface." The remark ignited huge controversy, but when Allen came on TMZ Live he refused to apologize. Instead, he said he was intentionally being harsh on BO because "Black life in America is harsh!"

Allen also says he's only going public with this because he met the Prez face-to-face -- at a fancy $40k/plate dinner -- and raised his concerns, but never heard back. 

Watch, Allen is incredibly bold -- aside from ripping Obama, he also warns Hillary Clinton ... address my concerns or "you're not gonna get the black vote." 

Byron Allen

President Obama

'White President in Black Face'

5/24/2015 8:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

TV mega-mogul Byron Allen trashed President Obama Saturday night, essentially calling him an Uncle Tom, accusing him of not acting "like a black man."

Allen, a major TV producer who often programs for minority audiences, said he was outraged Obama referred to the Baltimore rioters as "thugs."

Allen warned Obama, "remember who you are," telling him, "It's OK to be President and a black man."

And then Allen goes for the jugular, saying Obama is a "white President in black face."

So we gotta ask ...  

Al Sharpton

Lose Weight Tubby!

Fat Shames Kenan Thompson

5/22/2015 12:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

If Kenan Thompson ever wants to host a late night show, Reverend Al Sharpton says he better drop some major poundage because nobody wants to fall asleep to a puffy porker.

Our photog asked Sharpton which black comedian he'd like to see snag a hosting gig, when out of nowhere he begins blasting Thompson's weight.

It's a strange response from Al -- who was once 305 lbs. himself, but now thinks Kenan is so big ... just seeing him gives people the munchies.

Ooooh-weeee ... what up with that, Al? Check it out.

Mike Huckabee

I'm Standing by Josh Duggar

5/22/2015 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0522-huckabee-duggar-facebookPresidential candidate Mike Huckabee is coming out swinging for Josh Duggar ... saying he should be forgiven for his sins, because the alleged molestation happened when he was a minor with poor judgment.

The former Arkansas Governor is famously tight with the whole Duggar family, and made it clear ... he's standing by them now that the molestation investigation has come to light. Huckabee says, "Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, 'inexcusable,' but that doesn’t mean 'unforgivable.' He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities."

Huckabee also believes the 2006 investigation should never have become public. He says the law protects disclosure of many actions by minors because "being a minor means that one's judgment is not mature." 

He adds ... Josh has gone on to live a very responsible and Christian life as an adult, and says, "Janet and I want to show up and stand up for our friends." 

Huckabee just posted his staunch defense on Facebook -- an incredibly bold move considering he's in the middle of seeking the Republican nomination for president.

The Duggars frequently campaign for Huckabee. 

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Atlanta Mayor

LeBron Who?

Hawks Still Gonna Take It!

5/22/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Give Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed some credit -- even in the face of a dominant LeBron James ... he's picking his beloved Hawks to take out the Cavaliers.

Reed was out in L.A. on Thursday night when he made his prediction -- we're not shocked he's riding with the Hawks ... but the odds are stacked against them. DeMarre Carroll is nursing a bad knee, their best defender is out with a broken leg, and they've lost home court advantage.

Oh yeah, and LeBron.

So, the shocking part is the number of games he thinks the birds will need to come out on top. He's pretty much saying tonight is a must-win.

No pressure, Hawks.

Google

Don't Blame Us, Blame Racist Web

For 'N***a House' Mistake

5/21/2015 3:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0521_google_maps_white_house-2Google finally got to the bottom of that whole "n***a house" map search screw up, and it says the culprit is none other than YOU ... if you're a racist who frequently uses those words on the Internet.

Here's the explanation from a Google spokesperson, "Our ranking systems are designed to return results that match a person's query. For Maps, this means using content about businesses and other public places from across the web."

In non-egghead speak -- Google Maps matches searches for "White House" with words commonly used when people discuss the White House in public Internet discussions.

If their logic is accurate ... there are a ton of web users calling President Obama's residence the "n***a house." Sad to say ... that's probably true.

Google says it's working on the "failure in our system" -- but adds it will take a while for the fix to roll out.

U.S. Supreme Court

Google Says

They're a Bunch of Dumb F***s!!!

5/20/2015 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Google is pissing off another branch of our government, because if you live in D.C. and type in "dumb f***" on Google Maps, the United States Supreme Court pops up.

Unlike the White House -- where anyone in the U.S. can type "N***a House" and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue pops up -- the Supreme Court only appears in Washington D.C. Google says it's working on the "n" word problem.

As for "dumb f***," it seems to change regionally. In California, if you search "dumb f***" you get Cal Poly Pomona.

Check what comes up in your area. It's fun.

Romney vs. Holyfield

Bumble in the Jungle!!!

5/16/2015 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield squared off in a boxing ring Friday night, and guess who went down?  HINT -- it' wasn't Mitt.

The video is awesome.  The former Presidential candidate and the 5-time world champ went toe-to-toe for 2, fun-filled rounds in Salt Lake City as a big crowd cheered and jeered.  And what a shock when someone threw in the towel.

Mitt entered the arena to Gloria Gaynor's, "I Will Survive."

Proceeds from the fight went to a charity to cure blindness.

DEFINITELY more entertaining than Mayweather/Pacquiao.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I Got Governor John Kasich

In The Palm of My Hand!

5/16/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Arnold Schwarzenegger had lunch with his ol' pal, likely Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, and we're told Arnold schooled him about the ins and outs of national politics.

The former Cali Gov and the current Ohio governor chowed down at The Palm in Bev Hills Friday. Our sources say Arnold downloaded Kasich on national politics and how to run a national campaign, even though Arnold's never run one before.

On their way out, they said it was just 2 old friends sharing a meal. But we know it was a lot more.

Louisiana Congressman

I WANNA COACH THE PELICANS

... For Real

5/14/2015 6:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dell Demps can CALL OFF THE SEARCH for the new head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans -- because Louisiana congressman Cedric Richmond says HE'S the man for the job ... seriously! 

Richmond (D-LA) was leaving Capitol Hill ... when he told us why he's the perfect candidate ... after all, he's got plenty of experience as a volunteer hoops coach back home in the Big Easy. 

Plus, he says he could DEFINITELY build a winning team around Anthony Davis

And if that's not enough, Richmond already has the support of ANOTHER congressman ... Rep. Curt Clawson (R-FL) ... who was a real deal college basketball star at Purdue! 

In fact, Clawson tells us Richmond can PLAY -- saying he's "among the two REAL basketball players in the House." 

You gotta watch this clip -- these guys are like the new Curry and Thompson! 

Pres. Candidate Dr. Ben Carson

My Latest Speech Lacks Teeth

5/13/2015 2:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0513-main-carson-tmz-01Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson does not lack wisdom, but incisors are a different story.

The Republican hopeful -- who made a name for himself in 1987 as the first neurosurgeon to separate twins conjoined at the head -- was stumping at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville, South Carolina where he chowed down on scrambled eggs, grits and ham biscuits when he noticed a bonus on his plate ... his front tooth had fallen out. 

0513-subasset-carson-tmz-01The good doc stared into his plate, thought for a second then discretely placed the errant chomper into his shirt pocket. 

Carson then stood up and delivered an impassioned speech ... with a hint of whistle. 

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'Gossip Girl' Star Kelly Rutherford

Help Me, Obama!

Get My Kids Outta Monaco

5/13/2015 1:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Former "Gossip Girl" star Kelly Rutherford hopes President Obama can do what the legal system hasn't ... get her kids out of Monaco, and end an international custody war with her ex-husband.

Kelly was on TMZ Live talking about the online petition encouraging the prez to step in on her behalf. She finally got the required 100,000 signatures on Tuesday when Kim Kardashian signed and retweeted it to her legion of fans.

Kelly's been battling Daniel Giersch ever since he got a California court's permission years ago to take their son and daughter to France. Giersch claimed he couldn't re-enter the U.S. due to visa issues. Kelly says he's now had their kids declared "habitual residents" of Monaco.

She's desperate for the State Department to throw her a bone, and protect her children's rights as U.S. citizens. It's a crazy saga ... check out her plea to Obama.

Daymond John

Derriere Force One

The Elusive Oval Office Toilet [TMZ TV]

5/13/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Shark Tank" star Daymond John was just named Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship -- a big fancy title that basically means ... he gets to score some face time with the prez.

And that means we might finally find out if there's a secret toilet in the Oval Office toilet! Here comes the straight poop.tmz-on-tv-3

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