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Taye Diggs

Channeling His Inner Homosexual

... To Play Hedwig

5/21/2015 8:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Taye Diggs dabbled in male prostitution and cross-dressing during his high school days -- OR you're about to see Taye yank a photog's chain really hard ... either way, this clip is awesome.

First, the serious part -- Taye is set to become the first African-American to play the iconic lead role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway. Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, and John Cameron Mitchell have previously played the role. 

Our camera guy saw Diggs leaving the gym in LA ... and asked how he was prepping for the role. You gotta see the story Taye spins about "ass play" and working the streets in 10th and 11th grade. Great improv ... made funnier by the photog not getting the joke.

Taye does finally cop to being excited to let out his inner "flaming homosexual."

Should be interesting ... 

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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.

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'Bachelorette' Contestant

Blasts Chris Harrison

I Was Told To Strip

5/21/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Booted 'Bachelorette' contestant Josh S. is livid over being portrayed as a creepy stripper by host Chris Harrison because he was only getting naked on demand -- the producers' demands.

Sources close to Josh tell TMZ ... producers put him up to the striptease after nixing his original plan to simply hug Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson. We're told producers said his nice guy act was too boring and forgettable -- so, he caved and did as they suggested ... losing his shirt and rubbing the girls' hands on his bare chest. 

Our sources say Josh is especially pissed because Harrison called him "creepy" on his blog and "The View" -- because he feels like he was forced to make those "creepy" moves.

Here's the kicker ... Josh actually is a stripper, so he's no prude. We're told he just feels like he'd still be on the show if he'd gone with his more subtle and gentlemanly approach. 

We've reached out to the show but so far no word back. 

Kaskade

I Ain’t Scurred

Of Wiz or Wayne's DJ Skillz

5/21/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Big time rappers Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa can try to step into Kaskade’s arena any time they want ... as far as he's concerned the rappers are only helping him make more money.

We got Kaskade at LAX, and asked him if he was worried about Weezy and Wiz putting him out of business now that they're dabbling in spinning.

Check out Kaskade's reaction to the "celebrity DJs" -- it's sheer bravado.

By the way, the fact that he makes $250k and up for just one gig might have something to do with Kaskade's confidence. 

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SHADY LITTLE LADY

TURNED INTO!

5/21/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0520_shady_baby_launchBefore this bespectacled little girl was shining bright as a Hollywood actress she was just another cute little kid with awesome eyewear in Australia. Can you guess who she is?!

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Racism Scandal!

5/20/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • Rap Concert Footage of a Fan Bludgeoned by Law Enforcement
  • Diddy & Drake's Reason for Burying the Hatchet: MONEY!
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  • Michelle Obama is a Workout Warrior!
In other news...

Sofia Vergara Reveals Bedtime Attire

Sofia Vergara is very particular about what she wears to bed and, well ... let's just say Joe Manganiello is one lucky guy.

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Ex-WWE Star Tammy Sytch

Porn Stars Gushing for Her Sex Debut ...

She Can Pin Me Anytime!

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

0520_Tammy-Lynn-Sytch_WWEFormer WWE star Tammy Sytch is being welcomed in the porn star sisterhood with open arms -- and other stuff -- because the sex game's biggest names say she comes pre-trained for sex-on-cam.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Tammy, aka Sunny, is close to inking a six figure deal with Vivid Entertainment, and porn star Joanna Angel says she will fit right in -- "Porn is just like wrestling, it's sex on steroids, exaggerated. Wrestling is kinda like fighting on steroids ... it's the same thing."

For the record ... the WWE vehemently frowns on steroids.

That being said ... if Tammy wants to shoot a wrestling themed porn for her debut -- she'll have her pick of co-stars. Missy Martinez told us she's game to go a few rounds -- and Tanya Tate said, "She’s the first ever WWE Diva. I’d like to get pinned by her! Tag me in."

As for the big swinging male stars -- Nat Turner says what Tammy's really got going for her is ... "Dude's have been obsessed with her for years so she's already got the fan base. The more the merrier."

Like a Royal Rumble .. except that's not sweat on the mat.

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Tallulah Willis

There's Always Rumer for ...

My Boobs!! [TMZ TV]

5/20/2015 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Winning “Dancing with the Stars” was huge for Rumer Willis -- but not nearly as huge as her kid sister's boobs were on the Internet, just hours after the 'DWTS' finale.

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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.”

In other news...

Jane Fonda's Body Is Like WOAH!!

Jane Fonda is 77 years old and absolutely killed it last weekend in a cutout dress! 

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Verne Troyer

Shoots Taser Incident at LAX

5/20/2015 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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Michael Jackson

Still Thrilling ...

Now in Multiple Colors!

5/20/2015 4:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Three Michael Jackson impersonators are banding together to pay tribute to the King of Pop, and they've got his entire History covered -- or as MJ himself might put it ... it's black, it's white. Hee-heee!!

The unnamed performers were in Bev Hills Tuesday night when we got a taste of their act. They say they're portraying 3 stages of MJ -- "Thriller," "Bad," and "Dangerous" -- right down to his changing skin tone.

As for their actual ability to imitate Michael? Well, y'know how they say imitation is the highest form of flattery?

This is, umm ... kinda flattering?

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In other news...

Katie Holmes May Have Just Spilled A Secret!

Katie Holmes may have just let the cat out of the bag!!!

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David Letterman

Cake Rots On Street

As Big Names Show for Finale

5/20/2015 1:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0520-david-letterman-cake-fail-TMZ-01David Letterman's last show drew big stars ... who resisted grabbing a remnant of the cake which became a launching pad the night before for Bill Murray.

Dave's sendoff included quite the guest list, including Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Walters, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, and Tina Fey.

Everyone's been super secretive about the particulars of Dave's final show ... but we do know Letterman gave the staff special jackets embroidered with a 'Thank You' message.  

Not exactly Oprah level ... but still not bad.


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Bill Cosby

Sued By Janice Dickinson

He's a Liar and a Rapist

5/20/2015 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Janice Dickinson has just sued Bill Cosby, claiming he flat-out lied when his team claimed she made up the story that he drugged and raped her.

Dickinson has said Cosby drugged her in Lake Tahoe in 1982 and then when she was unconscious, penetrated her vaginally and anally. Janice took a pic of Cosby in a robe in the room where she claims the rape occurred.

1120-bill-cosby-robe-tmz-4The statute of limitations has long since run, but Dickinson says she has a fresh claim after Cosby's team released a statement saying she had fabricated the story.

So now Dickinson is suing Cosby for defamation and emotional distress. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, she's asking for unspecified damages.

We reached out to Cosby's team ... so far no word back.

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