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Beyonce Homage to Black Panthers During Super Bowl Performance

2/8/2016 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0208_beyonce_super_bowl_formation_launch2Beyonce made a stirring political statement during the Super Bowl halftime show, in what appears to be a tribute to the Black Panthers, a '60s group that advocated violence to correct racial injustice.

The singer was flanked by backup dancers who wore berets, similar to the berets worn by the group. They also raised their fists, symbolic of the Black Power movement.

At one point the dancers posed with a sign that read "Justice 4 Mario Woods," the man shot and killed by San Francisco cops.

020816-sub-black-lives-group-shotThe dancers on the field also formed an "X" on the field, which seemed symbolic of civil rights militant Malcolm X. Beyonce also had a strap on her chest in the form of an "X" -- but that looks like a homage to Michael Jackson's '93 Super Bowl show.  

020816-jackson-beyonce-gettyTina Knowles posed with the dancers, fists raised high. It's not only a symbol of the Panthers, it's also a gesture used by Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the '68 Olympics.

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Bella Hadid Friendly Neighborhood Breast Examiner

2/8/2016 7:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

020816-bella-hadid-instaBella Hadid's either studying for medical school or she's just a very, VERY caring friend willing to conduct free breast exams ... on camera. Thank you, God.  

So many things to envy here -- Bella's bikini bod, the 82 degree winter weather and yes ... Bella copping a feel on her singer pal, Jesse Jo Stark

All signs point to The Weeknd's GF shaking off that whole getting a crap table thing at Craig's. 

Thanks for the pics, Bella ... said all of Minneapolis where the thermometer reads 12 degrees. 

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Gwyneth Paltrow & Jay Z Supportive Spouses During Super Bowl Halftime

2/8/2016 6:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

020816-platrow-jayz-splash-02Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay Z fanboyed/girled out while their spouses did their thing during the Super Bowl halftime show.

As Chris Martin and Beyonce hit the field, Gwyneth and Jay kept one eye on the performance and the other on Blue Ivy, Moses and Apple.

BTW ... Gwyn and Chris aren't officially divorced.

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Broncos' Aqib Talib I'M VIRAL, BABY ... Thanks to Post-Game Slip!

2/8/2016 6:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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If you think Denver Broncos corner Aqib Talib was embarrassed by his post-game slip and fall ... you're outta your mind -- dude LOVED it ... bragging afterward, "I'M VIRAL BABY!" 

Click here... it's not over yet

Von Miller Victory Party with Lil Wayne ... Let's Dance, Bitches!

2/8/2016 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Peyton Manning celebrated with Budweiser ... Von Miller partied with LIL WAYNE ... and TMZ Sports has the footage! 

Hours after the final whistle, the Super Bowl MVP hit up the Grand Nightclub for the victory party -- where the superstar partied with several of his Denver Broncos teammates including Aqib Talib.

Miller -- a huge hip-hop fan -- stood right next to Weezy and Chris Brown as the rapper performed for the whole club ... make sure to watch Miller rapping along with all of the songs, it's pretty awesome! 

Sources inside the party tell us the turn up was so insane, the fire dept. came and had to shut it down at one point!!! 

'Zoolander 2' 'Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good' Becomes The Real Deal!!

2/8/2016 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0206-derek-zoolander-vh1-films-paramount-pictures-01"Zoolander" fans rejoice ... "The Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good" is coming to life, with a slight twist. 

A pop-up called "The Derek Zoolander Center For People Who Don't Age Good" is opening up in NYC Tuesday for the public to check out. We're told cosmetics company Kiehl's has teamed up with execs from "Zoolander 2" to make it all happen.

0206-sub-derek-zoolander-kiehls-01The center will be open until Saturday and guests can get their hands on Kiehl products as well as a famous Mugatu piano key necktie. 

No word on whether or not they'll be serving any orange mocha frappuccinos though. 

Peyton Manning 1st Super Bowl Victory Kiss ... From Papa John!

2/7/2016 8:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

020716-manning-papa-johns-cbsPeyton Manning and the Papa John's guy really are tight ... 'cause the pizza mogul swooped in and gave Peyton a victory kiss ... before Peyton's wife! 

As the Broncos sealed their victory Sunday night, Papa John ran over to his most famous pitchman with a special delivery ... a kiss on the QB's cheek.

Saucy! 

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Dave Mirra Struggled in Vain for New Passion Post-BMX Career

2/8/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0205-dave-mirra-getty-01Dave Mirra had a rough time finding purpose when his BMX career ended ... he tried filling the void by helping kids ... but it wasn't enough. 

Friends of Dave tell us ... in the months before his suicide, he spent his time introducing kids in the Greenville, North Carolina area to extreme sports, such as speed cycling and biking. 

Problem was ... the 41-year-old couldn't find anything in his life to even approximate the adrenaline rush he got from BMX. He knew working with kids was important, but the passion he felt while he competed just wasn't there, and it became a significant factor in his deep depression

We're told Dave tried to convince himself working with kids could be as satisfying as BMX, and from time to time his outlook would brighten. In fact, we're told just hours before he fatally shot himself, he saw someone at lunch and talked about plans to bring a speed cycling track to Greenville.

The friend with whom we spoke said the recurring theme from Dave was that he felt lost.  

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Nicole Brown Simpson Murder Home Swarmed by Looky-Loos After 'People v. O.J. Simpson' Premiere

2/8/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0205_nicole-simpson-house-1994-apTurns out not everyone's a fan of the new FX series 'The People v. O.J. Simpson.'

Brentwood residents tell us the show has reignited interest in the Bundy site where Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered.  

One neighbor -- who lives next door -- told us there's been a significant increase in foot and vehicle traffic on Bundy and in the alley behind the condo where the murderer made his escape.

We're told the 4 bedroom condo hasn't been significantly renovated since the murders -- the biggest change -- the address. It's no longer 875.

The property was empty for 2 years after Nicole's death. It sold in 1997 for $595,000 and again in 2006 for $1.7 million.

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In other news...

Susan Sarandon SLAMS Piers Morgan For Shaming Her BREASTS, and OMG -- This Is VICIOUS!

WOAH! Piers Morgan & Susan Sarandon just got into a MASSIVE FUED over her “horribly inappropriate” cleavage

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'Dance Moms' Star Maddie Ziegler I'm a Movie Star Now!

2/8/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0205-maddie-ziegler-TMZ-01"Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler is leaving the Lifetime reality show and heading for the big leagues to star in a huge new movie.  

The 13-year-old will hit the big screen banking at least $20,000 in a film called, "The Book of Henry."

The cast includes Naomi Watts, Sarah Silverman, Bobby Moynihan and child actor Jacob Tremblay who starred in Golden Globe nominated "Room." 

Go Maddie! 

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Ariana Grande Debuts DRAMATIC New Look -- Is It TOO Big?!

Well this is certainly a BOLD new look for Ariana Grande! What do you think about her new appearance?!

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'Too Close' Singer Raphael Brown Fears Child Stealing Wins Custody

2/8/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0128-raphael-brown-instagram-01"Too Close" singer Raphael Brown, from the R&B group Next, got sole custody of his kids -- at least for now -- and may have saved them from being snatched and moved to Minnesota. 

According to legal docs, Brown said his ex-wife, Juliette, abused their 12-year-old son and recently forcibly removed him from school.   

He says the first time the son was taken out of school, the boy ran scared and screaming from his mom's car. Brown says 2 days later his ex tried again, but the cops intervened and sent him home to his dad. 

Brown says he's scared his ex might also be abusing their daughter.

We spoke with Juliette and she thinks Raphael's a "difficult person" and this is merely a ploy to escape paying child support. She claims to be an exceptional mother who has never abused her kids, and has only doled out occasional spankings ... which she calls perfectly legal. 

The couple has had their share of troubles, and prior to getting sole custody ... Brown was concerned his ex would take the kids to Minnesota where her family lives.   

  
In other news...

Julianne Moore: PREGNANT At 55?!

Julianne Moore shares a huge smile and shows off a BABY BUMP while crossing the street in New York City

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Rev In 'REMEMBER THE TITANS' 'MEMBA HIM?!

2/8/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0205_memba_rev_titans_launchCraig Kirkwood is best known for playing Titans' quarterback Jerry 'Rev' Harris -- opposite Denzel Washington -- in the 2000 drama "Remember the Titans." Guess what he looks like now!

Bill Romanowski Sorry for Calling Cam Newton 'Boy'

2/7/2016 8:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Ex-NFL star Bill Romanowski is in full backpeddle mode after referring to Cam Newton as "boy" -- while scolding the QB for walking out of a post-Super Bowl news conference. 

After Cam walked out (a move he's been taking heat for) ... Bill went to Twitter and wrote, "You will never last in the NFL with that attitude. The world doesn't revolve around you, boy! #CamNewton."

The backlash was instant -- with all sorts of people ripping into Bill.

Minutes later, Bill issued the apology -- saying, "I apologize for that remark 'boy'. It was not intentional or even trying to disrespect others. Peace everyone."

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