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Ronda Rousey Porn Trailer

Naked Armbars ...

For Miesha Taint!

8/26/2015 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's a Ronda Rousey fantasy come true -- for UFC and porn fans alike --  and TMZ Sports has the first look at "Ronda ArousMe" ... the highly anticipated porn parody of the champ.

The good folks at Burning Angel won't say when they'll have a full release of the XXX film ... so, soak this up. It features Ronda taking on foes like Miesha Taint. Awesome porn wordplay, right? 

It's also got tons of MMA action and some dialogue ... not that you care.  

FYI -- Burning Angel is NOT the company that made the muti-million dollar offer for the real Ronda to do a porn, but since she'll NEVER actually do that -- this is as close as you're gonna get. 

Hands where we can see 'em, please.

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Megan Fox

In a Cool, Dark Place

8/26/2015 3:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0826_megan_fox_wennMegan Fox was throwing major shade ... over her own face while out for a stroll with her little boy.

Mama Fox was rocking a giant floppy hat on Wednesday as she and 1-year-old Bodhi cruised around L.A. -- sans pops Brian Austin Green.

Don't read too much into that ... our sources tell us Megan and Brian's divorce is amicable, and they're still living under the same roof.

This is the first time either of them has been seen out in public since their split.

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Rosie O'Donnell

Daughter Leaves Home

To Live With Birth Mother

8/26/2015 1:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Chelsea -- who went missing on August 11 only to return a week later -- has left home again ... this time to reunite with her birth mother, Deanna, who gave up Chelsea for adoption in 1997.

According to our sources, Deanna drove down from Wisconsin to pick Chelsea up on Monday afternoon ... which happened to be her 18th birthday. 

We're told Chelsea and Deanna drove back to Wisconsin, where Chelsea will stay for the time being. 

We're told Rosie advised Chelsea NOT to go with Deanna, but she went anyway. We're also told Rosie has cut off Chelsea financially and has refused to turn over her birth certificate and social security card. 

Virginia Shooter

Wanted Race War After SC Church Shooting ...

Praised VA Tech Killer

8/26/2015 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0826-bryce-williams-twitterBryce Williams/Vester Flanagan said the Charleston Church shooting in June spurred his homicidal rage ... which exploded this morning when he took the lives of a Virginia reporter and photographer.

ABC News in NYC says it received a 23-page fax from Williams this morning -- almost 2 hours after he had killed Alison Parker and Adam Ward. In the document ... he says he put a down payment on a gun on June 19, 2 days after the Charleston tragedy.

He wrote, "What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims' initials on them." He also addresses the Charleston shooter directly, writing ... "As for Dylann Roof? You want a race war (expletive)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE (expletive)!!!"

Williams also called out the Columbine and Virginia Tech shooters -- "Also, I was influenced by Seung-Hui Cho. That's my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold got...just sayin."

The document also includes a "Suicide Note for Friends and Family" ... where he says he suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment, and was attacked for being a gay, black man.

Snoop's Wife

'Shocked' Son Quit UCLA Football

'Came Out of the Blue'

8/26/2015 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Snoop Dogg's wife Shante Broadus tells TMZ Sports she was blindsided by Cordell Broadus' decision to quit the UCLA football team ... and says she really hopes he plays again.

Click here... it's not over yet

Bryce Williams

Holding Submachine Gun ... In News Report

8/26/2015 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bryce Williams, aka Vester Flanagan, the man who shot and killed two journalists live on TV today, once reported on gun control armed with an assault weapon.

The disturbing footage shows Williams holding a submachine gun in one of the several news clips where he's reporting on firearm and race issues.

It's significant ... considering it's believed Williams' motive for gunning down the journalists, who were his former co-workers at Virginia station WDBJ7, is a personal vendetta over racist comments. 

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Mark Cuban

Vows to Sue

Those 'Hoverboards' Belong to Me!

8/26/2015 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mark Cuban says he and a business partner OWN the design of the 2-wheeled scooter -- often mischaracterized as a "hoverboard" -- and he's vowing to crush all the knock-off companies.

Cuban says 2 weeks ago he partnered up with Shane Chen, who got a patent in 2014 for what he called a "two-wheel, self-balancing vehicle with independently movable foot placement sections."

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Chen included in his patent application a schematic of the vehicle, which has since been duplicated by numerous companies. Chen actually tried to market his design, which he called, "The Hovertrax."

Chen sued one of the alleged knock-off companies -- IO HAWK -- in June, but now with Cuban's firepower, the duo plans to go after all of the copycats.   

We've learned Cuban has fired off a bunch of cease and desist letters to the various companies, demanding they stop production ... or else.

The boards have blown up after a bunch of celebs, including Justin  Bieber, Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa, have been out and about on the device.

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Dee Snider

Giving Donald Trump a Freebie

... On Twisted Anthem

8/26/2015 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider says he's totally cool with Donald Trump using "We're Not Going To Take It” as his campaign song ... but don't assume that means he's also giving him a vote. 

Snider told our photog in Bev Hills why the Twisted hit song is perfect for Trump, and in a word .. it's all about rebellion. But watch ... Dee thinks there's another candidate who should be jumping on the Twisted Sister bandwagon, and yes ... he can get it for free too.

As for who he's backing at the polls -- Dee sounds undecided.

Bonus: Snider gives us his take on Deez Nuts. That guy always wants to rock!

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Josh Duggar

Checks Into Rehab

8/26/2015 9:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0826-josh-duggar-instagram-01Josh Duggar checked into a rehab facility yesterday in the wake of his confession he was using the Ashley Madison website to cheat on his wife.

The Duggar family says it's a "long-term treatment center" ... but does not say what kind of treatment he's getting. While Josh's parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, have rarely admonished him ... they're directly ripping him now, saying ... "His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear."

They added Josh's wife, Anna, is also getting counseling for her "heart and future" -- and they're praying Josh comes to "complete repentance and sincere change."

  
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Khloe Kardashian & James Harden

Set Off HUGE Fireworks

... City Officials PISSED!

8/26/2015 7:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar1:00 PM PT -- We've now learned Khloe and James did NOT need a permit to set off the fireworks. They did need the Coast Guard to sign off on the safety of the display, and they got that.update_grey_gray_barKhloe Kardashian and James Harden threw their own personal 4th of July with a GIANT fireworks display that woke up thousands of residents -- and city officials are scrambling to find out HOW it got approved.

The thunderous fireworks show -- visible from multiple towns along the oceanfront -- went on for 15 minutes at the stroke of midnight. TMZ has learned the whole thing was a yacht party for Harden's 26th birthday, and it was all on the up and up. 

Law enforcement sources tell us a permit was issued to James and someone in the Kardashian family. Khloe had bragged about throwing the party for her BF, but nobody expected this kind of over-the-top display.

In fact, there's a mini-conspiracy theory brewing. We've spoken to the L.A. department that normally issues permits for fireworks in the marina ... and they did not sign off, and never would for such a display on a Tuesday night. We're told the display was far enough off shore to be outside of city jurisdiction.

We also spoke to an LA. City Councilman who is angry and trying to figure out who exactly OK'd the fireworks. One law enforcement official told us ... in 5 years he's never heard of a permit being issued for fireworks like this on a non-holiday.

It really is their world, the rest of us are just living in it.

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Bryce Williams

History of Racial Allegations

Sued TV Network, Called Me 'Monkey'

8/26/2015 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bryce Williams -- aka Vester Flanagan -- sued his former bosses at a TV station in Florida back in 2000 ... claiming his bosses verbally abused him because of his race, and even called him a "monkey."

After killing 2 members of a TV news crew this morning, Flanagan accused one of the victims of racism. 

Now, we've learned it wasn't the first time he hurled such accusations ... because in his lawsuit, filed against WTWC-TV in Florida, Vester claimed he was constantly targeted because of his race. 

Here are his allegations: 

-- Claims producer called him a "monkey"

-- Claims an "official" joked about a black murder suspect with gold and green grillz, saying he had "collared greens" stuck in his teeth

-- Claims he heard a manager tell another black employee to "stop talking ebonics."

Vester claims he filed a complaint with the powers that be -- and was fired because he blew the whistle. 

WTWC adamantly DENIED race had anything to do with his termination -- claiming he was a crappy employee who often used profanity in the workplace.  

Ultimately, the case was settled out of court in 2001. 

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Reporter & Photog Killing

Suspect Shoots Himself ...

Posted Chilling Videos as Police Chased

8/26/2015 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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11:20 PM PT -- Williams has been pronounced dead at the hospital. 

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Bryce Williams -- the man who shot and killed a Virginia reporter and photographer -- turned a gun on himself, but survived the shooting. 

Police say they found him with a pulse, but he's in critical condition. While police were chasing Williams -- aka Vester L. Flanagan -- he put up the videos on Facebook and Twitter. One of the clips shows him walking up to his victims. Another shows him firing the deadly shots at point blank range.

Twitter and FB almost immediately suspended his accounts.

Williams claims the shooting was retaliation for Alison Parker and Adam Ward reporting him to human resources. He's not specific about why. He also claims Alison had made racist comments.

WDBJ says Williams was hired in April 2012 and fired a year ago.

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Live TV Shooting

Reporter and Photog Killed

(Update: Cops Chasing Suspect)

8/26/2015 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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update_graphic_red_bar8:10 AM PT -- Police have named the suspect ... he's Vester L. Flanagan aka Bryce Williams ... a former employee of WDBJ. He's tweeting video he recorded of the shooting.

7:15 AM PT -- The Governor of Virginia says ... officials believe the shooter is a disgruntled employee from the station. 

7:08 AM PT -- The suspect in the shooting is currently being chased by law enforcement on the I-81 highway in Virginia. update_grey_gray_barA TV reporter and photographer were just shot and killed during their 6:45 AM live report from a waterfront shopping plaza outside Roanoke, Virginia.

Video of the incident -- recorded by the deceased photog -- showed the gunman opening fire as he walked toward the reporter -- 24-year-old Alison Parker and Adam Ward ... the 27-year-old photog for WDBJ.

The gunman escaped the scene and police have the surrounding area -- which includes multiple schools -- on lock down. As Adam went down ... his camera captured an image of the suspect.

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Vicki Gardner, the woman Alison was interviewing, was shot in the back. She's in surgery right now.

Alison was engaged to Chris Hurst, a co-anchor at the station -- and Adam was engaged to a producer named Melissa Ott. She was actually producing the newscast at the time of the shooting, and it was her last day at the station.

A few hours after the shooting, Hurst tweeted about his relationship with Alison. 

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