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Nick Swardson

I Love the Vikings ...

But AP's Gotta Go!

5/19/2015 9:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nick Swardson is a massive Minnesota Vikings fan ... HUUGE ... but the actor tells TMZ Sports his team needs to drop Adrian Peterson, ASAP ... saying he just can't root for a convicted child abuser. 

Swardon's love for the Vikes is well known -- remember, we shot him going berserk in a bar when they passed on Johnny Manziel last year -- so, when we saw him out in NYC today, we had to ask about AP. 

"Get rid of him." 

You gotta watch the clip, Swardson says that while AP is a beast on the field, he just can't get past the brutal images of Peterson's abused 4-year-old son. 

"I'm a diehard Vikings fan but I'm also a fan of children."

Mark Curry

Hey, Delta ...

All Black People Don't Carry Guns!

5/19/2015 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar2:40 PM PT -- Delta says it's taking Curry's "claims of discrimination very seriously." A rep for the airline adds they are in touch with Curry and investigating the incident. update_grey_gray_barMr. Cooper strolled into Dallas/Fort Worth Airport with a loaded weapon! At least that's what a Delta first class agent thought ... according to Mark Curry.

The former star of "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" was pissed off when he landed at LAX ... and told us about the "loaded" question. We all know it's a standard security question to be asked if you have any weapons or ammo -- but Mark is talking about a different situation.

Mark says the agent, who was black, asked him to his face if he was carrying a loaded weapon ON HIM. He adds the agent told him ... she thought she'd overheard Curry say he had a gun.  

Watch the clip ... he's seriously freaked out, and angry about the incident, and has a warning to Delta about its black passengers.

We've reached out to the airline for comment -- no word back yet.

The Game

Dating Show Crew Strikes

Our Lives are in Danger!!!

5/19/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Game had his dating show derailed a few days ago when his TV crew went on strike after the rapper pulled a loaded gun when cameras were rolling ... sources tell TMZ.

Game is doing a show called "She's Got Game," in which he searches for true love. That search took him to New Orleans earlier this month, where they filmed in a nightclub. It was a memorable evening, because that's when Game took the mic and threatened Young Thug.

Sources connected with the production tell us Game then grabbed a loaded gun from his bodyguard's holster and waved it in the air. The crew freaked out. 

The final straw was a day later when Thug shot back with a video calling out Game, with a guy in the background holding a semi-automatic weapon.

We're told the crew told producers they would not continue shooting the show because they felt their lives were in danger.

Our sources say show honchos capitulated, and agreed they would not film the rest of the show in nightclubs. The following shoot in Atlanta, we're told, was then cancelled.

We reached out to Game and the production company. So far no word back.

Kris Jenner

Tells Bruce ...

I Never Saw This Coming

5/19/2015 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kris Jenner broke down as she confronted Bruce Jenner during their "talk" ... essentially saying their relationship was a lie.

With smeared mascara, Kris seemed genuinely hurt during Monday night's "About Bruce: Part 2" special ... that she was the last person to whom Bruce told "the truth."

Bruce explained it was easier telling his secret to their kids than Kris. She does not receive that message well.

‘Teen Mom’ Mackenzie McKee

Please Invest ...

In My Breasts!!!

5/19/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0518_mackenzie_mckee_twitterMackenzie McKee wants to turn her mosquito bites into mountains…and, best of all, she wants you to pay for it. 

The "Teen Mom 3" star has started a fundraising page on MyFreeImplants.com -- a kickstarter of sorts for boob jobs (who knew?). 

According to her crowdfunding profile, McKee – a self-proclaimed fitness nut -- feels going under the knife will make her body “more proportionate” and help her take home gold at fitness and bikini competitions. She's looking to upgrade to a full C cup.

Also, it can't hurt that estranged husband Josh is out of the picture ... since he'd put the kibosh on her boosting her rack.

Mackenzie already has Bev Hills surgeon Dr. Neal Handel on standby -- but she still has a looooong way to go. As of now, she's only tallied up about $20 of her $5k goal.

Just think people ... if 2,000 of you donate the price of one cup of coffee -- a 20-year-old girl can get new boobs.

‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’

Emergency Ratchet Meeting ...

Cast Told No More Fights

5/18/2015 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" has more punches than Mayweather-Pacquiao, but the show’s producers are dead serious about putting an end to all the fighting ... even if it pisses off fans. Collective WTF, right?

Production sources tell us the ATL ladies and gents were forced to sign docs agreeing to put their manicured claws (and fists) away ... after major advertisers started complaining. Show execs flew to Atlanta 2 weeks ago to lay down the law.

We're told all cast members who brawl during taping will be cut from the episode without pay and suspended. They could also face possible termination.

It's a risky move, since 'LHHA' has become VH1's most popular show, by far -- and let's face it, fights are part of its winning formula. 

But the threat of hardcore punishment seems to be working. We hear the cast has resorted to screaming matches because nobody wants to lose their money -- the definition of a true thug.

Big Ang

Please, Take My Husband …

I’ll Take Your Divorcee

5/18/2015 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0518-tmz-big-ang-geroge-hamilton-fruit-TMZ-01Big Ang isn't going to let throat cancer surgery get in the way of her yucking it up with George Hamilton for the new season of "Wife Swap." 

We got a pic of the "Mob Wives" star enjoying a polo match with her fellow swapee over the weekend. Weird thing is George is being shipped off by his ex-wife Alana Stewart ... to whom he hasn't been married for nearly 40 years. But reality TV beggars can’t be choosers.

While Big Ang's husband hit up the Big Apple with Alana, George and Ang enjoyed champagne and strawberries in the L.A. area.

As for the polo match ... we're sure Ang tried her best to humor George and learn the sport -- or at least to give a crap for one afternoon. 

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Billboard Music Awards

'He's Kanye!

What Are We Supposed to Do?'

5/18/2015 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West totally blindsided Billboard Music Awards producers when he performed the n-word laced version of his hit, "All Day" ... and forced the censors to stand on the audio dump button. 

Production sources at the award show tell TMZ ... Kanye never did a dress rehearsal of the song, so they just expected him to be on his best behavior, and perform a clean version. One source said, "He knew it was national TV." 

We're guessing that's exactly the point, and Kanye knew exactly what he was doing.

Think about it ... his closing act is the one everyone's talking about -- even though they couldn't hear or see most of it.

The production source told us ... "He's Kanye. What are we supposed to do?"

By the way, Kanye not doing a dress rehearsal isn't THAT odd. Mariah Carey also skipped hers ... and several sources told us that's just what happens for top of the A-list acts. 

Bruce Jenner

I'm Going to Be Full Woman

Surgery Scheduled

5/18/2015 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Jenner says he will fully become a woman, and strongly intimates he will have sexual reassignment surgery this spring.

Bruce was not 100% clear, but strongly suggested he's going under the knife.  

You've gotta listen to the whole thing ... he flip flops a bit, first telling Kim he's going all the way with the transition, and then talking about surgically tweaking his facial features. 

But in context, it sounds like the conversations -- shot months ago for "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" -- are about sexual reassignment surgery, but on the other hand it could be Bruce and the girls are simply talking past each other.

You also see in the clip how Khloe is having trouble handling it. Kim, on the other hand, is strong and even confronts Bruce about full disclosure.

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'Mad Men' Creator

Ducks Big Draper Coke Question

After the Finale

5/18/2015 9:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Mad Men" fans woke up Monday feeling like 'Sopranos' fans did 8 years ago -- an ambiguous final scene made it SEEM like Don Draper created the iconic Coke commercial ... and the show's creator is keeping the mystery going. 

We got Matt Weiner and Christopher Stanley (who played Betty's second husband) outside the show's wrap party -- and put the big Draper question to them.

If you missed it ... the final shots of the series showed Don finally reaching a point of clarity in his life -- cut to black (a la 'Sopranos') ... and then the legendary "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" commercial rolls. 

So, did DD clean up his act, and make the epic ad -- or was it just symbolic of the kind of manufactured feelings Draper was famous for creating throughout the series? 

Stanley tries to give us an opinion, before Weiner crushed his groove. Check it out.

'Real Housewives' Star

'I'm Honored'

To Sell Michael Jordan's Pad

5/18/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jordan has called in the big guns to sell his insane Chicago mansion -- hiring "Real Housewives" star Mauricio Umansky ... who tells TMZ Sports he's "honored" to work for the legendary #23.

MJ has been trying to sell the pad since 2012 -- but couldn't move it for the price he wanted (originally $29 mil) .. so swapped out his real estate people and called in Mauricio and Kofi Nartey of The Agency.

"I'm so honored, such a privilege to be hired by the great Michael Jordan,"Mauricio told us.

So, what's Umansky's strategy? It starts with the new asking price ... $14,855,000 ... and when you add those numbers up ... it comes to 23! Pretty cool right? 

Check out the clip ... Mauricio explains why some lucky rich guy is about to land one of the greatest homes he's ever seen.

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Kanye West

Sound of Silence ...

Censors Forced to Dump BMA Performance

5/17/2015 8:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West gave ABC censors a collective heart attack Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards -- because the rapper dropped so many n-words ... most of his act was dead silence.

Kanye closed the show with his hit, "All Day" -- but about all you could hear on TV was the song's title. Censors killed the audio for so much of the song ... you're really left wondering -- why bother? The censoring went as long as 15 solid seconds at times.

Plus, you could barely SEE Yeezy through all the fireworks and smoke. Again ... why bother?

One thing you could hear clearly -- the boos for Kylie and Kendall Jenner as they introduced their bro-in-law.

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'Cat From Hell' Star Sued

You Kitten Me??

You Can't Scratch Our Deal

5/18/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell" host Jackson Galaxy's former partners want to scratch his eyes out -- legally speaking ... because they say he's cheating them out of thousands. 

According to the docs ... consulting producer Brian Rochlin and publicist Susan Mainzer say they had a deal with Galaxy -- he'd give them 10% of his take, and another 15% of any back-end money.

Rochlin and Mainzer say Jackson started shorting them after 3 seasons of dutifully paying. In the suit, they acknowledge it was an oral agreement, but hope the fact he's been paying will prove they had a deal. Plus, they say Jackson emailed them ... it was time to "end this business relationship."

Jackson's ex pawtners want him to pony up for the rest of season 4, all of 5 and 6 -- and if it's picked up ... they also want season 7 dough.

We've called Jackson's rep but so far no word back.

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