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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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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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Miley Cyrus

Burglar Sentenced

Two Years Behind Bars

5/20/2015 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0505-miley-cyrus-tmz-pcnMiley Cyrus doesn't have to worry about the guy who broke into her Toluca Lake home burglarizing her new place in Hidden Hills ... that's because he's been sentenced to two years in state prison.

Rusty Edward Sellner broke into Cyrus' pad back in December. He was eventually arrested and later pled no contest to one count of first degree residential burglary.

A judge on Wednesday sentenced Sellner to two years in prison, but gave him credit for the 270 days he has already served.

Prosecutors had said Sellner made off with a large amount of both her and her brother's personal property. A hearing will be scheduled at a later date to determine how much in restitution Sellner must pay to Cyrus.

Cyrus recently closed a deal for a massive ranch on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

Miley Cyrus New Home

'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta'

Cast Forced to Make Love

... Not War [TMZ TV]

5/20/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" is dropping the hammer on the cast -- all those epic on-screen brawls have been banned! Turns out those fights that helped the show become a huge hit ... aren't sitting so well with advertisers.

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In other news...

Gwen Stefani Photo Will Leave You Speechless

Gwen Stefani has been on the scene for almost 20 years. And while her style may have evolved, her FACE hasn't!

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Taylor Swift

Decked Out in Hardcore BDSM Gear

For 'Bad Blood' Video

5/20/2015 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0519-taylor-swift-syrenTaylor Swift was deep into the world of bondage and discipline when she shot her new music video.

Taylor's outfits are deceiving ... they don't look especially edgy, but we found out they were pulled off the rack at a store specializing in racks ... the BDSM variety. It's all courtesy of The Stockroom, a well-known, hardcore fetish store in the Silverlake area of L.A. 

We're told Taylor's people scooped up $13,000 in fetish clothing for the shoot, on the promise they'd end up buying 25% of what they pulled. That's a big give, because the store generally doesn't loan out its merchandise on such a large scale, but after all ... it's T-Swift. 

Now here's the big bonus. If Taylor's people don't buy the whole lot, the store will be able to resell fetish duds that have Taylor Swift's scent all over them.

Better for business if the stuff isn't dry cleaned before it's returned. 

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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
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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.

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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.

In other news...

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Daughter Is The Cutest Thing You'll See All Day!

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson brought his daughter out on the red carpet. She has the prettiest smile!

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'American Crime Story'

The Real OJ Mystery ...

Who Was Larry King Banging?

5/20/2015 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"American Crime Story" is missing out on the biggest mystery surrounding the O.J. Simpson case -- not who did it (we all know that) ... but whose ass Larry King was tapping while he was covering the trial!

Our photog got King and his wife Shawn leaving Craig’s with famed OJ attorney Robert Shapiro -- who's being played by John Travolta in 'Crime Story.' 

But Shawn was more interested in who could play Larry -- he's not actually in the TV series -- but as King points out he covered the trial every day on his CNN show. He suggests Warren Beatty for his role (guy can dream) -- but the fireworks start when Shawn asks who he was dating back then.

Watch ... Larry's loose lips get him in big trouble.

For the record ... it was legend back in the day that King was quite the playa back in '95.

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Michelle Obama

KICKBOXER!!!!!

5/20/2015 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dear Barack Obama ... DO NOT PISS OFF YOUR WIFE!!!

Check out this new footage of Michelle Obama going to town on a punching bag at the White House gym -- throwing punch combinations and a pretty devastating roundhouse kick!! 

FLOTUS was showing off her Top 5 workout moves to celebrate the 5th anniversary of her Let's Move! campaign -- which is supposed to motivate Americans to get off their asses and get fit. 

Michelle looks great in the video ... jumping rope, hitting squats and blasting her core.  

#BringOnRondaRousey!  

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In other news...

Bethenny Frankel Hacked Off Her Hair!

Bethenny Frankel is celebrating the start of warmer weather with a drastic haircut. Are you feeling her new 'do?!

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Mariah Carey

Diva Does Disneyland

5/20/2015 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0519-mariah-carey-disneyland-splashMariah Carey had a relaxing visit to Disneyland on Tuesday ... her staff, not so much.

The "Infinity" singer employed two nannies, four bodyguards (one of whom was tasked with holding her Louis Vuitton bag), three Disneyland VIP tour guides and a woman who served as her umbrella holder while she strolled around the park with her two kids.

Somewhere Nick Cannon is looking at these photos and laughing to himself.

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WWE Hall of Famer

Pinning Down Porn Deal

'6-Figure Offer On Table'

5/20/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Lynn Sytch ... aka "Sunny" ... could be doing an entirely different kind of rear-naked choke in the VERY near future -- 'cause she's thiiiiis close to signing a monster porn contract. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... Sunny -- widely considered the very first "WWE Diva" -- has been in talks with Vivid Entertainment, the same company that produced Chyna's "Backdoor to Chyna" video.  

Vivid tells us the two sides have spoken several times and a 6-figure offer is on the table for Sunny to become a "genuine porn star" -- not just a 1-time sex tape thing. 

"After the tremendous success of Chyna, this makes total sense. Hoping we can work it out," Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch tells us. 

We're told the deal is "VERY close" to being done ... and that Sunny is prepared to start shooting right away. 

No word on what the first title would be ... but here are some suggestions: 
-- "Piledrivin'"
-- "N.W.O-face"
-- "Monday Night Raw Dog" 
-- "HummerSlam"
-- "D-Generation Triple-X"  
-- "The People's Anal" 

Ok, your turn ... 

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