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Tom Hanks' son Chet defends his use of the N-word

Chet Hanks, the rapper son of Oscar winner Tom Hanks, not only repeatedly used the N-word on social media but defended its use because he believes it "unifies the culture of hip-hop across all races." 

He also factored free speech, the civil rights movement, Jim Crow and "a racist" justice system into his lengthy contention for universal use of the term.

The "Juice" emcee made his argument in a series of Instagram posts after he came under fire this week when he posted a photo of himself in London. He accompanied the snapshot with a verbose caption about chasing his dream despite the "haters" who tell him he can't. Of course, he referred to those haters using the F-word and N-word, demarcated in brackets below.

"2 types of people in this world: those who know exactly what it is they want and are doing everything they can to get it; and those who just wander aimlessly through life because they are scared to death of failure," he wrote on Sunday. "I've lost a lot of so called friends cuz...

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How Caitlyn Jenner chose her name -- and why it's not with a K

Caitlyn Jenner had the rare opportunity to choose her own name when she made her debut as a transgender woman on Monday.

The Olympic gold medalist, previously known as Bruce Jenner, had referred to her new identity only as "her" when she came out during her highly rated Diane Sawyer interview in April. The 65-year-old had already completed her transition by the time the sit-down aired, but "her" publicly became Caitlyn on Monday when she graced the July cover of Vanity Fair.

#CallMeCaitlyn heralded the arrival of the new Jenner on Twitter.

Soon after the reveal, several wondered why she didn't spell her name with a K, an established practice of the women in reality TV's first family. (See: Kris Jenner, Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kendall and Kylie Jenner.)

"She made a list of names, had a close friend make a list of names. Caitlyn was on both and, folks, it's Caitlyn with a C," writer Buzz Bissinger, who penned Jenner's 22-page profile for Vanity Fair, told "Good Morning America"...

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Caitlyn Jenner looks like Jessica Lange? 'That's an interesting bit of information,' Lange says

Caitlyn Jenner's revelatory Vanity Fair cover instantly drew comparisons to Oscar-winner Jessica Lange.

The Daily Beast reached out to the "Blue Sky" and "Tootsie" star after her name trended on Twitter following Jenner's first public appearance as a woman, which was met with overwhelmingly positive response in the transgender community and beyond.

Of course, when Lange was told she was trending, she didn't actually know what it meant, according to TDB's Kevin Fallon. (Incidentally, Jenner's brand-spanking-new Twitter account smashed a social media record when it debuted on Monday too.)

After a quick explanation, the 66-year-old gave her stamp of approval, though she hadn't actually seen the result of the former Olympian's transformation in person.

"Oh really? That's so wonderful. Well now I'm going to have to look for that picture," she said. 

But the "American Horror Story" maven wasn't totally swept up by the comparisons.

"You see I don't do any of this stuff, the Internet," she added. "So...

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Vince Vaughn wants guns in schools: Resist power of 'corrupt and abusive government'

Vince Vaughn just delivered another brisk monologue: This time the fast-talking actor took aim at gun control in the U.S. and said that he supports having guns in schools.

Yes, he went from comical to incendiary just like that.

The "Wedding Crashers" alum, who plays a career criminal-turned-businessman in HBO's anthology crime drama "True Detective," fired away at government, corruption and Americans' rights to bear arms in the July issue of British GQ, which goes on sale Thursday.

"I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home," the 45-year-old star told the magazine. "We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It's not about duck hunting; it's about the ability of the individual. It's the same reason we have freedom of speech. It's well known that the greatest defense against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back."

And the tirade...

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Chad Michael Murray, wife Sarah Roemer welcome baby boy

Agent baby is here! Chad Michael Murray and Sarah Roemer have welcomed their first child.

The "Agent Carter" actor and Roemer have welcomed a baby boy, Murray announced Sunday on Twitter.

"Sry I'm missin @JimKellyInc charity this year in Buffalo. My fav event 2 attend, but we've been blessed with a son. Gods greatest gift," he wrote, offering his regrets about missing the former Buffalo Bills' quarterback annual charity event.

"Sarah & I couldn't b happier & intend 2 spend many a day having family adventures & watching @buffalobills football! & also @Chargers now," he added.

No other details about the little guy's arrival were made available.

The "One Tree Hill" alum, 33, met Roemer, 30, on the set of Crackle TV's "Chosen. They were first romantically linked in 2014 and wed quietly in January. That was when they confirmed that Roemer was pregnant.

Reps for Murray were not immediately available to further comment.

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