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Lights, Camera, Cocaine!

Film Reels Used

To Smuggle Blow

6/10/2015 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It looks like the worst drug smuggling scheme ever on film -- 'cause a guy got busted for transporting mounds of coke inside film canisters ... in a plot way thinner than anything you saw in "Blow."

Newark Airport customs agents grew suspicious after finding 36 film tins inside his luggage – and unless he was shooting 'Godfather 4' ... that was the first hint something was up.

Agents found disks filled with the coco tucked inside the film strips. Total haul -- 10 lbs. with an estimated street value of $177,000.

As for the other hints -- well, the flight was arriving from ... COLOMBIA!! Oh, and the alleged smuggler's last name is Espinosa.

Sorry, but if your name is Andres Filipe Alean Espinosa, and you're flying in from Colombia with 36 film tins ... you're probably getting a secondary search. 

This guy's no George Jung

Chet Haze

Tom Hanks 'Don't Be Gettin' Social Media

6/9/2015 6:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chet Haze is not getting any blow back from his famous parents over his penchant for using the n-word, but Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have given him a strong warning which Chet has not heeded.

Haze was out in Santa Monica Monday where he made it clear ... the n-word will remain part of his vocabulary.  

As for the rapper's parents, the warning is all about social media, something Chet says Tom and Rita don't understand. Maybe Chet doesn't understand ... he has 17,000 Twitter followers and Tom has around 10 million.

Kids say the darndest things.

Hope Solo

Shocking Details from '14 Arrest

... Called Cop a 'B*tch'

6/7/2015 8:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0607-hope-solo-TMZ-02U.S. soccer superstar Hope Solo WENT OFF on police during her 2014 domestic violence arrest ... reportedly telling a cop, "You're such a bitch. You're scared of me because you know that if the handcuffs were off I'd kick your ass."

It's all part of new police documents unearthed by ESPN which stem from Solo's 2014 domestic violence arrest in Seattle ... when she allegedly attacked family members at her half-sister's home. 

According to the docs, Solo appeared to be wasted when she was taken into custody -- and was screaming profanities at the arresting officers.

Cops say Solo -- who demanded to be called Mrs. Stevens (she's married to ex-NFL star Jerramy Stevens) -- repeatedly insulted officers ... and when one cop asked her to remove her necklace she told him "that the necklace was worth more than he makes in a year"

The report also says, "During the fingerprinting of Mrs. Stevens she made numerous statements that I was not worth anything and should be proud to have such authority."

According to ESPN's "Outside the Lines," Solo also suggested that two of the jailers were having sex ... and called another officer a "14-year-old boy."

When asked for comment about Solo's behavior, Hope's lawyer told ESPN, "Any of us would be upset at being wrongly arrested." He also claims Solo was not drunk, she was concussed and her behavior was consistent with someone who suffered a "significant head injury."

As for the domestic violence allegations, the case was initially dismissed ... but prosecutors filed an appeal ... and are scheduled to file their argument by July 13th. 

Solo has previously denied attacking her 17-year-old nephew -- and said she was the real victim during the 2014 incident. 

But the 911 call from the night in question paints a different story, with the caller telling the operator that Solo was "f**king beating people up."

Hope Solo 911 Call

Minnie Driver

Star Spangled Screw Up

... At Dodgers Stadium

6/7/2015 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Dodgers got off to a rough start Saturday night ... when the team's celebrity singer botched the "Star Spangled Banner."

Minnie Driver -- who happens to be from England -- did the honors before the game at Dodgers Stadium ... but screwed up the lyrics TWICE, despite the fact the correct words appeared on a giant stadium screen in center field. 

Of course, Minnie's not the first person to screw up the lyrics ... just ask Christina Aguilera, who happened to make her lyrical mistake at the friggin Super Bowl!!

Chris Brown & Karrueche Tran

Fool Me Thrice ....

Leave Club Together, But ...

6/5/2015 6:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A love child won't stand in the way of burning love ... at least not for Chris Brown who made sure he left the club WITH Karrueche Tran -- but it looks like her friends weren't down with it.

CB rolled up to Playhouse Thursday night in a sick new Lambo ... Karrueche showed a short time later. It seemed she was there because her BFF Christina Milian was the host for the night ... something Chris clearly knew.

Apparently Chris performed a magic show inside -- because he and Karrueche left together in the same SUV, leaving the Lambo behind. But pay close attention to the end of the video. One of KT's friends asks Chris to stay out of their SUV, but he tells her ... "Move to the back" ... and hops in anyway.

A second angle (below) shows that Chris ended up squeezing on to the same seat as Karrueche.

So, the question is -- did she WANT him to get in, and if NOT ... why didn't SHE get out? You'll recall ... Karrueche said she was done with Chris for good when baby Royalty hit the scene.

He should give seminars. 

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'All My Children' Star

Kicked Off Plane ...

Tells Attendant 'Go F**K Yourself!'

6/4/2015 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"All My Children" star Jennifer Bassey got tossed off a plane for being a "risk to the flight" -- but not before the 72-year-old was able to give a flight attendant a big ole F-U.

Jennifer tells TMZ the whole mess started when she used the restroom as she boarded her Delta flight from NYC to Indy. When she walked out of the lav she says a female flight attendant loudly asked, "Aren't you going to flush?" ... and also berated her about washing her hands. 

Jennifer says she planned to use her own hand sanitizer -- and the flight attendant followed her back to her seat and hovered because her laptop was open. This was all before takeoff.

Then she says the attendant bumped her hand and said, "Don't touch me, don't you ever touch me." Jennifer responded by mouthing, "Go F**k yourself." 

That sparked a quick huddle of all the flight attendants, and then the plane turned back to the gate, and two police officers removed Jennifer ... but she wasn't arrested. Cops tell us they were called for an assault but they found no sign the 72-YEAR-OLD had assaulted anyone.

Delta tells us they're looking into the incident. Jennifer says she hopes the attendant gets fired.

Tom Hanks' Son

Lets the N-Word Fly, Uncensored

... But He Has Limits

6/2/2015 4:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chet Haze wanted to say it ... felt he had the RIGHT to say it, so he did it -- he unapologetically dropped the n-word on camera.

Tom Hanks' rapping son posted the vid, attempting to clarify his earlier statement -- that he identifies with hip hop culture, so that makes it alright for him to use the word.

Don't worry ... Chet says he'd never walk up to a random person and say, "my n**ga."

But check out the clip. Weird to watch him say it or not?

Disney's Raven Goodwin

Booted From Waffle House

After Cat Fight

5/31/2015 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Disney star Raven Goodwin was ordered out of the Waffle House in Atlanta Saturday night after she got into a fight with another customer over her choice of table.

The 22-year-old "Good Luck Charlie" star was sitting at a table waiting for friends, but it looked like the people at the table next to her were about to leave so she asked to be moved there.

The people at the other table lingered, which apparently pissed Raven off.  We're told Raven ended up in the bathroom arguing with a woman who had been sitting at the desired table.   The woman called Raven a "fat bitch," and Raven fired back by telling her she was broke and need to go make some money.

The Waffle House staff sprung into action, jumping the counter and ordering both women to leave.

The Waffle House ... not always the happiest place on earth.

Dustin Diamond

Convicted in Stabbing Case

5/30/2015 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0530-dustin-diamond-getty-02Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday in the case where he stabbed a guy in a bar, but in a way it's really a victory for him.

Diamond was convicted of 2 misdemeanors but acquitted of the far more serious felonies.

1226-dustin-diamond-at-bar-fight-christmas-TMZ-02As TMZ reported, Diamond, who was with his girlfriend, stabbed a man in the Wisconsin bar last XMAS, but he claimed self defense. Diamond testified, "I felt like we were being set up for antagonistic purposes." The actor who famously played Screech claimed he was merely waiving a pocket knife around to fend off aggressors, never intending to stab anyone.

The guy he stabbed didn't even know he was cut until after he left the bar.

Diamond was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.  Worst case scenario is a 9 month jail sentence. 

'Dual Survival' Star Joe Teti

Attacks Dog

Over Cat-astrophe

5/29/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One of the stars of Discovery's "Dual Survival" injured or killed a dog on the set during the final episode ... this according to multiple sources connected with the production.

Our sources say Joe Teti, a former Green Beret, was shooting one of the final scenes when some stray cats ran across the set ... apparently fleeing from a dog. We're told the dog actually got one of the cats in its jaws, and that's when Teti went after the canine.

We can't get a straight story from the various sources, although everyone agrees at the very least Teti injured the dog while saving the cat. But some of the sources say he killed the animal.

One source says Teti has been a problem in the past, but they say it's not limited to him. As one source put it, "These survivalists all have a screw loose."

The show had already been cancelled, and we're told the dog incident made people at Discovery feel even more comfortable about their decision to pull the plug.

Walk Off the Earth Singer

United Airlines Booted Me

'Cause My Kid Was Crying

5/28/2015 12:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0528_sarah-blackwood_facebook_sidexsideUnited Airlines has a problem with crying infants according to alternative rocker Sarah Blackwood ... who says she was kicked off a flight because her 1-year-old son got fussy -- but the airline claims the kid was a safety risk.

Sarah -- Walk Off the Earth singer -- is 7 months pregnant and says UA kicked her off the San Fran to Vancouver flight ... after less than 10 minutes of Giorgio squirming and crying. She says he fell asleep after the fit, but for the airline the damage was done. Sarah says the plane stopped taxiing and returned her to the terminal. 

Sarah's fellow passengers saw her and her son get escorted off the plane -- and many of them took to social media to express their outrage over the situation. Let's face it ... babies cry on planes all the time.

We contacted United and a rep says the flight crew made a difficult decision, but made the correct one “based solely on safety concerns." The rep claims, "the child was not seated, as required by federal regulation to ensure passenger safety, and was repeatedly in the aisle of the aircraft before departure and during taxi."

Sarah's calling BS on that. On TMZ Live, she told us she was in a window seat and her fellow passengers can vouch for her that Giorgio was not cruising the aisles.  

Sarah also recorded a sympathetic United employee ... who suggested she use the power of social media to put pressure on the airline.

Kendrick Lamar

You Film Me ...

Me and My Boys Will Film You Right Back!

5/27/2015 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kendrick Lamar and his crew swarmed our photog at LAX ... with hilarious results. 

Taylor Swift's new BFF had just arrived when our photog hit him up with a question about Tupac ... but Kendrick turned it around in a big hurry. 

Our guy Charlie got fully flustered as Kendrick and company fired off questions.

Kendrick's next move was interesting ... he gave Charlie the heads up that Schoolboy Q  was just feet away. Charlie wasn't sure if it was a diversionary tactic, but watch the video. Kendrick was telling the truth.

Jennifer Lopez

Don't Clown Me in the Airport!

Gets Confetti Bombed

5/27/2015 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer Lopez flaunted her abs and nerves of steel at LAX when some idiot -- actually a clown -- attacked her ... with a handful of confetti.  

J.Lo was doing her thing in the airport on Tuesday -- strolling and looking damn good -- when the guy in full clown face doused her. It would be totally normal for Lopez to jump back, or even flinch ... but you gotta see her reaction.   

The offending clown is no random idiot -- his name is Richie the Barber, and you might recall ... he pulled this same stunt last year on Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian

They pressed charges against Richie. It's unclear if J.Lo will have a sense of humor, or do the same. 

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