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Ben Carson

I Used to Outrun Cops

Before They Shot You ... JK!!

9/30/2015 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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ben_primary_v3Ben Carson flashed some energy and personality on the campaign trail Wednesday ... by cracking a joke about cops shooting black kids.  

The good doctor was stumping in New Hampshire, and reliving his childhood -- telling a story about how he and pals used to throw rocks at cars and run from the police.  

Innocent enough tale about his wayward youth, and then he said ... "That was back in the day before they would shoot you." 

Hard to tell if the GOP presidential candidate's comment was truly off-the-cuff or planned, but considering the current climate ... it seems like a risky door to open.

Especially for a guy who's moving up in the polls.

Bill Cosby

Another Honor Yanked

Brown Univ. Rescinds Degree

9/29/2015 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929-bill-cosby-brown-university-02Bill Cosby's mantel is almost bare, because another university has stripped him of an honorary degree.

Brown University revoked Cosby's doctorate of humane letters it bestowed on the comedian in 1985. The University Prez says Cosby's admission he drugged women is "contrary to the values of Brown."

This is the third college to yank degrees from Cosby in less than a week. Fordham and Marquette also rescinded their honorary degrees. 


Kayaker Gets Chased To

Shore After Fighting Off


9/28/2015 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This halibut fisherman took to open waters for a casual fishing excursion in a dinky little kayak ... but in an ironic twist of fate, the predator became the prey.  

Watch the lucky dude narrowly escape the jaws of a hammerhead shark and get tailed all the way to shore!

August Alsina

I Feel for You ...

Gropes Fan Onstage

9/28/2015 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

August Alsina gave a female fan a VERY touching performance -- so touching, it might be criminal.

The R&B singer did a show in Baton Rouge this weekend and invited a woman up onstage. While he crooned, he stood behind her and started massaging her shoulders ... and quickly headed south.

Watch the video ... Alsina full on groped her breasts, and she definitely seems uncomfortable with the situation. It's unclear if the woman was randomly selected from the crowd, or if she's a plant -- a paid performer in the act.

Either way ... audience members were shocked, and fans have been ripping Alsina on social media.

Rich Homie Quan

Smoking Video

Triggers Child Services Investigation

9/25/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rich Homie Quan learned not to wave a red flag in front of a bull, because he just got gored ... Child Protective Services is now on his case for smoking what looks like a blunt in front of his kid.  

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Georgia authorities saw the video of RHQ's 1-year-old on his lap as he puffed away, and they were alarmed. Child Protective Services and the Fulton County Police Department have now teamed up to investigate.

Our sources say CPS wants to sit down with Quan and ask a slew of questions ... notably, what was he smoking? They also want to know if this was a one-off or his standard operating procedure. 

Law enforcement tells us the probe goes beyond RHQ's fitness as a parent ... he could face possible criminal charges, including endangering a child and reckless behavior.  


Washington Redskins

Fan Goes Full


9/25/2015 6:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-redskins-fan-twitter-01If you name your pro football team the Washington Redskins, you're just inviting this kind of BS -- a fan decorating himself like he's a "Blazing Saddles" extra ... except there's nothing funny about it. 

Some guy painted his face red and donned a black wig with long side braid ... then plopped himself down at MetLife Stadium to watch his team perform pitifully, and lose to the New York Giants.

See, the play on the field was NOT the most offensive part of that game. 


President Obama

Smiles Like a 'Split Watermelon'

... British Anchor Says

9/24/2015 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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President Obama smiled "like a split watermelon" when Pope Francis visited the White House ... according to a British news anchor who is now getting a crash course in racist stereotypes.

Channel 4's Matt Frei used the unfortunate turn of phrase on-air during a taped report on Wednesday about the Pope coming to America.

Frei pleaded ignorance when the inevitable social media backlash began, claiming ... "It was intended as an entirely innocent phrase that apparently has a history I simply wasn’t aware of." 

Dear Matt,

To be safe, please also refrain from quips about poultry ... when talking about our President.



Little Caesars

Singles Out White Women

9/24/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0923_little_ceasars-reciept_tmz_wmLittle Caesars caters to white women ... the problem is, they referred to one of them as "white woman."

We've learned a Caucasian woman went to a Little Caesars last Friday in Fallbrook, CA ... near San Diego. She ordered 2 large pizzas -- a Hawaiian and a pepperoni. When the employee handed her the order, a piece of paper with the words "white woman" was Scotch-taped on the top box.

The woman complained that identifying her as a "white woman" was wrong, and if it were another race everyone would be up in arms.  

It didn't end there. The woman contacted Little Caesars' customer service department and demanded an apology.

She says someone from the pizza company contacted her and said the employee was not using race to ID her ... he claimed he was describing the shirt she was wearing. She was forgiving enough that she asked L.C. not to fire the employee.

For their part, Little Caesars gave her 4 large pizzas and breadsticks ... for free.

The Game

My Joke About Murdering Someone

Didn't Go Over So Well

9/23/2015 1:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Game was joking this morning when he suggested he might have been involved in the murder of a Blood gang member who claimed to have kicked his ass in a LA mall 4 years ago. Bad joke?

Game called into "TMZ Live" ... saying people were twisting his words because he never copped to being involved in the killing when he was on "The Breakfast Club" earlier in the day.

The guy was killed 40 days after the shopping mall confrontation.  

Game says when he made reference to the 40 days, he was yakking with Charlamagne Tha God, it was in no way bragging about a killing.

Game then gave us the real life expectancy on anyone threatening his kids ... and it's a lot shorter than 40 days.

High School Dance Battle


... You Got Served!!!

9/23/2015 9:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


A full scale dance brawl broke out at a high school football game in Dallas last week -- when a drill team member broke the golden rule of dance battle ... SHE MESSED UP A GIRL'S HAIR!!!!

The two dance teams -- Wilmer-Hutchins High and James Madison High -- were doing a full "You Got Served" battle after the football game ... when a girl from Madison put her hands on a girl from WHH.

In the footage, obtained by our friends at FOX26, you can see the situation escalate QUICKLY ... culminating in a full-blown fight. 

No one was seriously hurt and no arrests were made -- but the Dallas Independent School District has banned both teams from performing at upcoming football games. 

TV Network

Uses Nazi Badge For Yom Kippur

.... How Could You Nazi This?!

9/23/2015 6:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0923-wgn-yom-kippur-twitterLooks like WGN has some serious atoning to do today ... because for some reason, the network used infamous NAZI  imagery for a news story about Yom Kippur

Check out the graphic used during a segment about the Jewish high holiday on Tuesday night. That yellow star look familar???

Yeah, it's because it's the same yellow badge the Nazis forced the Jews to wear during the 1940s. 

A Chicago lawyer took notice and called out WGN -- writing, "Holy crap, @WGNNews, this is your stock photo for a Jewish holiday?? Nobody thought that's a bad choice of photo?"

WGN responded, "We are truly sorry for inadvertently using an offensive image in our story. We apologize and deeply regret the error."

Oy vey. 

UFC Legend Tank Abbott

I Don't Respect Female Fighters

... Period.

9/22/2015 2:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC legend Tank Abbott is doubling down on his attack on female fighters -- saying NO WOMAN belongs in the octagon ... including Ronda Rousey

Tank appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports' today after claiming he would post a $100k prize to any woman who could beat him in a fight ... but they would have to make him a sandwich if they lost. 

Abbott -- who admits he'd been boozing -- says he's dead serious noting ... "I'll smack the living daylights out of any woman."

When asked what he would say to someone calling him a chauvinist pig -- Tank replied, "I'd say you're right and vote for Donald Trump."

There's more ... watch the video. 

UFC Legend Tank Abbott

I'll Fight Ronda Rousey

... No Chick Could Beat Me

9/22/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC icon Tank Abbott says there's NO WOMAN on Earth who could beat him in a fight -- Ronda Rousey included -- because at the end of the day ... "She's a girl."

Abbott went on a rant explaining why men are simply superior when it comes to combat -- saying Ronda would get rolled by Floyd Mayweather ... because she's got "all this emotional stuff" due to being a woman. 

That's when 50-year-old Tank took it a step further on his podcast -- saying he would beat ANY woman in a fight ... and he's willing to put his money where his mouth is. 

"I will fight any woman on this Earth for free," Abbott says.

"If I win, which is going to happen -- and you’re going to get bashed up good -- you have to make me a sandwich. If you win, I’ll give you $100,000."

Tank says there's one caveat -- "You can't be a tranny ... you gotta be a female. Born a female."

No word if Tank's had any offers -- but we're guessing there won't be a shortage of women looking to beat his ass after hearing this. 

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