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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.

Flavor Flav

Arrested in the

Mother of All Traffic Stops

5/21/2015 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Flavor Flav was arrested early Thursday morning in Las Vegas by highway patrol and got nailed for so many alleged crimes ... it might be easier to tell you what cops didn't pin on him.

Only sorta kidding, but here's what they booked him on:

-- DUI
-- Possession of marijuana
-- Open container
-- Speeding
-- Bogus registration
-- Driving with a suspended license

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, this all began when cops spotted Flav at 12:30 AM 2005 black BMW and going 73mph in a 45mph zone.

Flav was busted for speeding last year in NY on the way to his mother's funeral. When cops ran his license, they found it was suspended 16 times.

He swore to a judge he fixed the problem, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

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Young Buck

It’s Snoop’s Fault

I Faked My Drug Test!

5/21/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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1:00 PM PST -- Young Buck tells TMZ, "It's nobody's fault but my own."  

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Young Buck couldn’t resist smoking weed with Snoop Dogg while on probation ... and now the G-Unit rapper is facing more jail time for faking a mandatory drug test. 

Buck literally got busted with his pants down according to a probation officer -- who says he saw YB using a tube to shoot a "yellow substance" into his drug testing cup last week. 

According to docs ... he first tried to use the ol’ secondhand smoke excuse, but ultimately caved and admitted he'd gotten high with Snoop. Now, a judge will decide whether Buck has to do jail time for the violation. 

Shame ... Buck had been on a winning streak, pissing clean for his previous 21 mandatory tests since November 2013.

Bottom line? Snoop’s weed will mess you up. In multiple ways.

Drunk ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant

My Rape Line Was Entertaining

... Refuses to Apologize

5/20/2015 4:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The 'Bachelorette' contestant who's getting blasted for dropping a rape comment on a cast member isn't backing down -- and says his controversial line saved the whole show. 

If you missed it ... Ryan McDill -- a self-proclaimed amateur actor and comedian -- was booted during the first episode after ripping off his shirt and telling another guy on the show, "Why am I not raping you right now?" That line combined with McDill's apparent boozing got him 86'd.

McDill admits he was drinking a lot, but adds ... "I wasn’t blacked out and knew exactly what I was doing.” He also says the rape line wasn't a joke -- as critics have said -- and claims he was really trying to say, I'll destroy you.

He tells us, "People need to get off their high horse. It was awesome and entertaining.”

As for the heavy drinking and groping Kaitlyn's ass -- McDill claims he felt pressure to play it up for the cameras -- and claims all the guys on the show do it too. However, he does NOT say producers told him to act like a tool.

And McDill offered one last shot -- he actually thinks producers should thank him because he was “the only reason the first episode was the s**t.”

Verne Troyer

Shoots Taser Incident at LAX

5/20/2015 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Verne Troyer turned vigilante at LAX -- chasing down a man who burst through a TSA checkpoint until police captured and tased him ... and Verne recorded the whole thing.

Verne was on his way to catch a flight to Ohio when he heard the commotion near TSA, and when he saw the suspect running away ... he fired up his motorized scooter and tracked down the guy.

You might call the video ... VerneVision ... it's all shot from his, umm ... lower perspective, but it's awesome, and remarkably steady.

Luckily, police caught up to the suspect before Verne did, but deputy Troyer did manage to capture the moment when officers busted out their Taser and took the man into custody.

Only bummer -- the stupid stairs and escalator that prevented Verne from nabbing the guy himself. He did get a souvenir though -- the straw hat the suspect dropped right before he got zapped.

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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.

Bill Murray

So Drunk

I Fell For MSNBC!!!

5/20/2015 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Forget being too drunk to stand, Tuesday night Bill Murray was too drunk to sit!

Murray appeared on MSNBC’s "The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell" ... which was not his first stop of the night.

The "Groundhog Day" star did "The Late Show with David Letterman," where he appeared to swig vodka right from the bottle. Bill then went to dinner, where he enjoyed a few glasses of wine with his meal.

Cut to his next stop at MSNBC ... where he clumsily sat on a chair and then crashed to the floor.

Any issues regarding alcohol consumption are clearly resolved after the break when Bill slurs his way through the interview.

Report: Aaron Hernandez

Busted for Being Lookout

in Prison Fight

5/20/2015 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0417-aaron-hernandez-getty-01More trouble for convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez -- the ex-NFL star was reportedly busted by prison officials this week for being a lookout (poorly, it appears) in a violent prison fight. 

The fight was gang-related, says CNN ... which reports Hernandez agreed to help out an inmate who went into another prisoner's cell and attacked him. 

Shocking, considering Hernandez is currently locked up at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center -- one of the most high-tech maximum security prisons in the country. 

Then again, he's already got a life sentence ... so what does he care?! 

It's not the first time Hernandez has been involved in a fight behind bars -- TMZ Sports broke the story Hernandez fought an inmate at Bristol County Jail back in 2014. 

He was charged for that attack ... and for threatening a jail guard. 

The White House

It's the 'N***a' House on Google Maps

5/19/2015 5:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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The White House has been targeted by Google Maps as the 'N***a House.'

It's shocking ... if you type in 'N***a House' in the search bar a map pops up showing a map of D.C. highlighting The White House.

For some reason people in the D.C. area can also type in the full slur, with an "er" and get the same result.

It's unclear if someone hacked into Google or if there's a rogue employee.

A Google spokesperson tells TMZ ... "We apologize for any offense this may have caused. Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly."

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. 

Steve Aoki

Screw Vocal Surgery

LET'S ROCK!!!

5/17/2015 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steve Aoki made a weird appearance Saturday ... screaming his lungs out onstage just days after he announced he was cancelling European appearances because of a large nodule on his vocal cord.

Steve threw a huge concert Saturday on the streets of downtown L.A., celebrating the release of his new album, Neon Future II.

He doesn't seem to have a problem with his pipes, which is surprising since he said he was canceling the 5 performances so he could have surgery.

Given the diagnosis, doesn't seem it's just what the doctor ordered. But it's awesome.

Matthew McConaughey

Movie Booed

All Wrong, All Wrong, All Wrong

5/16/2015 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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It was no Cannes do for Matthew McConaughey ... his new flick was booed in a big way at the French film festival.

A portion of the audience that screened McConaughey's film, "Sea of Trees" waited until the credits rolled to express their disdain and "booed loudly" according to "Variety."

0516_matt_at_canne-splash_2Matt plays a guy who is distraught over his wife's death and tries to off himself in a forest near Mt. Fuji.

Some of the critics say it was unfair ... that the movie was good, but clearly not according to a chunk of the people who screened it. 

Not surprisingly ... McConaughey kept his cool at a press conference for the film -- saying, "Anyone has as much right to boo as they do to ovate."

Remember .... a .300 average gets you in the Hall of Fame.

Taylor Swift

Pulls Plug on Rock in Rio Livestream

Fans Pissed

5/16/2015 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0516_taylor_swift_rock_in_rio_gettyTaylor Swift pissed off people from around the world Friday night, when she pulled the plug on a livestream of her concert at the very last minute.

Taylor performed at Rock in Rio in Vegas, along with Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and John Legend. Yahoo! Music made a big deal that it would livestream the entire concert, including Taylor's set.  But just before Taylor went on, she had a change of heart and nixed the livestream.

Fans were irate, some of whom stayed up all night so they could watch her sing.

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Taylor famously goes to great lengths to protect her music, but a lot of fans think if she really had a problem with the livestream she shouldn't have signed up in the first place. 

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