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Michael Brown

Horrific Racist Song at Charity Event

'And He's Dead, Dead Michael Brown' [VIDEO]

12/23/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Glendale, CA Elks Lodge is investigating a shocking incident that went down in the club a week ago Monday, when a performer sang a song celebrating the death of Michael Brown ... for an audience that included a number of retired and current cops ... and TMZ has the video.

The song was a parody of "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown." Gary Fishell, the performer and a member of the Lodge, changed the lyrics, which include: 

Michael Brown learned a lesson about a messin'
With a badass policeman

And he's bad, bad Michael Brown
Baddest thug in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog

Two men took to fightin'
And Michael punched in through the door
And Michael looked like some old Swiss cheese
His brain was splattered on the floor

And he's dead, dead Michael Brown
Deadest man in the whole damn town
His whole life's long gone
Deader than a roadkill dog

The event was the capper for a charity golf event, thrown by retired LAPD Officer Joe Myers, a 32 year veteran who left the force in 2007. We're told 50-60 people attended the dinner, and about half were cops, most of whom were retired. The others were civilians.

Singer Gary Fishell is a P.I. who once worked as an investigator for the Federal Government. His lawyer tells TMZ, Fishell now realizes the song was "off color and in poor taste." The lawyer adds, "He's a goofball who writes funny songs." We asked why Fishell would sing this in a room full of cops, and the lawyer replied, "He thought the room would get a kick out of it."

Joe Myers tells TMZ, "How can I dictate what he [Fishell] says in a song?" Myers goes on, "This is America. We can say what we want. This is a free America." Myers adds ... he's done this as an annual event for decades and has raised a lot of money for charity.

Someone who was at the event videotaped it because they were offended by the song and upset no one was objecting.

A trustee for the Lodge tells TMZ, the dinner was not an Elks Club event ... it was a golf tournament run by Myers and since he was a member he had a right to hold a dinner there.

The trustee tells TMZ many of the hundreds of members of the Glendale Elks Lodge are upset about the song, saying, "It's deplorable and inappropriate and the Lodge will take disciplinary action against [Fishell] and possibly the people who organized this event."  

The trustee added, "We don't stand for any racist things like this."

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Say Anything Lead Singer

Pukes On Stage

On Unluckiest Security Guard Ever

12/23/2014 9:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The Lead singer of Say Anything hurled on stage Monday night ... soaking a security guard in vomit.

Lead singer Max Bemis was towards the end of the set at the House of Blues in West Hollywood when he projectile vomited without warning. It's unclear why ... but there was alcohol on stage so it ain't that hard to read between the lines.

Bemis didn't miss a beat, and continued singing "I Want to Know Your Plans." As for the security guard ... well it definitely ruined his night.

Sometimes being close to the stage is overrated.

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Paula Deen & Family

Catching Sugar High for Holidays

12/23/2014 10:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

122314_paula_deen_launchIt's not clear what the hell is happening in this Paula Deen Christmas promo ... but one thing is for sure ... she and the fam are happy as butter-soaked clams.

Deen put out this video of her clan whipping up some holiday recipes -- but mostly it looks like they're just getting loopy on carbs and bourbon. Somehow this is supposed to be a promo for the online Paula Deen Network.

Watch as Deen cackles and spews one gem after another -- while her sons parade around like Southern gentlemen. Think "A Christmas Carol" meets "Gone with the Wind."

Weird.

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Garth Ancier

Accuser Admitted Rape Story Was Just a ...

'Gay Hollywood' Shakedown

12/23/2014 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Hollywood heavyweight Garth Ancier says the man who accused him of rape ... has admitted targeting high-profile gays in showbiz to squeeze money out of them for his fraudulent schemes.  

Ancier -- who's produced hits like "Married with Children," "The Simpsons," and "In Living Color" -- says Egan bragged to a friend about shaking down "Gay Hollywood" and forcing them into a financial settlement.

According to court docs, the shakedown was a fallback plan if a Ponzi scheme didn't pan out. Ancier says the friend asked Egan if he'd ever actually been molested ... and Egan said flat out, "God, no."

Egan has withdrawn his allegations against Ancier and director Bryan Singer ... but Ancier's suing him for filing a "frivolous" lawsuit. It might be the least of Egan's problems -- he's also facing up to 20 years in prison after last week's indictment for defrauding investors.

Kesha

Dear, Dr. Luke ...

You're the Foxxyest Producer

12/23/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1222-kesha-dr-luke-tmz-getty-01Kesha gave her producer, Dr. Luke an over-the-top lovey dovey birthday card that makes it seem like their relationship is anything but abusive ... according to new docs filed by Luke.

The card reads, "You just keep getting hotter every year" -- and includes a handwritten note from Kesha which starts with the words ... "To the FOXXY-est producer EVER!"

Her note continues ... "Thank you 4 helping me make my WILDEST dreams come true!" She closes with a gushing, "I LOVE YOU!"

Luke submitted the card as an exhibit in his defamation lawsuit against Kesha -- who, of course, is suing him for sexual assault. Luke's attorney claims the card is from 2009 -- several years after Kesha alleges Luke started abusing her.   

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Also in the docs -- warm, fuzzy emails Luke says he got from Kesha's mother. One reads, "I hope you know, as much as you have been there for Kesha and me, that we will always be there for you, as family, and friends, if you need anything."

So much for friendship -- Kesha's mom sued Luke earlier this month for giving her PTSD.

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George Clooney to Photogs

You Get Your Shot

And I'll Promote Mine

12/23/2014 8:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1223-amal-george-cindy-rande-fameflynetStep 1 -- Take care of business in L.A. by railing on Sony for caving to the hackers. 
Step 2 -- Go to Los Cabos, Mexico with new wife Amal Alamuddin, Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford.
Step 3 -- Have lunch outside with an unmistakable promotion for your tequila ... so when you get papped it's actually good for business. 
Step 4 -- Revel that you're George Clooney and no one else is.

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Kris Jenner

It's My Turn to

Ho-Ho-Ho It Up!

12/23/2014 7:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Kris Jenner is through watching all of her daughters strip down and bare it all ... the 59-year-old clearly wants in on the action ... and the result  is weird as hell.

Kris and Kendall Jenner won't be breaking the Internet anytime soon with this bizarre vid shot for LOVE Magazine's advent calendar ... it's a head-scratcher for sure.

When you're done eyeballing her long-legged 19-year-old daughter check out how a robotic Kris comes off like the sad mom embarrassing her kids at a sleepover. 

Well ... at least they don't make out.

Take a look.

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Kevin Hart

Would I Ever Work With Sony Again?

Hmmmmm ...

12/23/2014 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

122314_kevin_hart_launchIt was a simple question -- Would you ever work with Sony again? -- but Kevin Hart didn't answer ... or did he?

Hart -- who is easily the most talkative and approachable big celeb in town these days -- was leaving a club in Hollywood Monday night when our photog asked the question.  It seems relevant, given that one Sony exec called Hart "a whore."

Hart, who initially came out swinging for "his brand" ... deflected our question in an interesting way.

Check it out.

 

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Mathew Knowles

Hawking Beyonce Stuff for Top $$$

Deep Discounts on Solange

12/23/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Beyonce Dad Garage SaleBeyonce's dad is trying to make ends meet by unloading tons of her souvenirs from her career in a massive garage sale -- which also features Solange stuff ... in the bargain bin. 

As we've told you ... Mathew Knowles is having baby mama troubles -- which might explain why he started selling off some Bey treasures outside his office in Houston last Friday.

As of Monday, there were plenty of items available ... including a giant Beyonce poster for $200, old tour books for $20, and various pieces of House of Dereon clothing. On a budget? You can find a Solange CD for $1.96. 

In the non-Beyonce aisle -- Mathew's also selling office furniture ... so, it looks like a total fire sale.

We're told Mathew shunned an attempt to haggle the oversized Beyonce poster down to $145 ... standing firm at two hundy.

Daddy's baby needs a new pair o' shoes.

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Mindy Kaling Looks Nothing Like Herself Now

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Dennis Rodman

I'm No Longer Kim Jong-un's Ally

... In Video Games, Anyway

12/23/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dennis Rodman no longer wants to be seen with Kim Jong-un -- at least not in a video game -- and he's threatening legal action if a video gamer doesn't make some big changes ... STAT.

The game is called "Glorious Leader!" -- and players can take on America as the N. Korean dictator or as his trusted ally, Rodman. The game was designed by Jeff Miller and his company, Moneyhorse ... and Dennis is not pleased with his role in the game.

TMZ obtained a letter Rodman's attorney sent to Miller ... demanding Dennis be removed from the game because it portrays him in a "negative light."

The letter makes it sound like Dennis has finally taken off the blinders when it comes to Kim Jong-un.

FUN FACT: Miller says he actually pitched the game to Sony execs in October -- before the hack went down. Pretty sure that's gonna be a pass now, dude.

"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"

SINGER BRENDA LEE

'MEMBA HER?!

12/23/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1223_memba_brenda_lee_launchBrenda Lee was only 13-years-old when she recorded "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" -- which went on to sell over five million copies and continues to be a staple during the holiday season! Guess what she looks like now!

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Taylor Swift

Turns Up the Heat On Snowboarder

12/23/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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122214_tv_tune_in_taylor_swift_ipad_launchTaylor Swift gave a “Happy Birthday” shout out to snowboarder Greg Bretz after he crushed HARD on her. Greg even went on TMZ Hollywood Sports to send a shout out.

Now can he close the deal? Taylor's waiting! So are we, actually.
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