There is a special holiday policy in the White House ... the President and the Vice President DO NOT exchange Christmas gifts, at least that's what VP Joe Biden tells TMZ (yes, TMZ!).
Biden dropped the info while on Capitol Hill yesterday ... telling us all about the special gift treaty he arranged with President Barack Obama -- "We exchange birthday gifts, we don't exchange Christmas gifts."
Biden was quick to point out, "He gave me a GREAT birthday gift!"
The Veep acknowledged it's really tough to shop for the most powerful man on the planet ... but they usually give each other something that has to do with golf.
Check out the clip -- Joe tells us what he got Obama ... and what Obama got him.
As for why TMZ was on Capitol Hill ... sorry, that's classified.
KIM K'S A HOBBIT
She's a TERRIBLE Role Model for Girls
38 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian is a FRAUD who's poisoning the minds of impressionable young women ... because in real-life, she's got the body of a HOBBIT ... this according to the people at "South Park."
Trey Parker and Matt Stone blasted Kim K on last night's episode -- and it all started when Butters refused to date an overweight, ugly classmate because she doesn't look like his dream woman Kim K.
That's when Wendy unloads -- "Kim Kardashian is a short overweight woman who manipulates her image and makes average girls feel horrible about themselves."
She added, "In real life, Kim Kardashian has the body of a Hobbit!!!"
Throughout the episode, Kanye West appears and tries to convince everyone Kim is not, in fact, a Hobbit ... but even KW isn't entirely convinced.
It's not the first time South Park's taken aim at celebrities -- they've gone after everyone from Paris Hilton to Michael Jackson and, of course, Tom Cruise.
Lamar's Cheating Rap Was Last Straw
12/12/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian is done with Lamar Odom, and the final straw was the alcohol/drug-fueled rap song in which Lamar brags about cheating on her.
The pictures tell the story ... on Nov 23, Khloe was in Australia, boarding a plane for the U.S. She was wearing her wedding ring.
Khloe didn't know it, but TMZ had just posted a video of Lamar Odom, in which her hubby is clearly under the influence of something, rapping about infidelity -- "And when Khloe's out of town I still be on the DL."
Sources connected to Khloe say she found out about the video on the plane and went ballistic. When she landed she was hiding her left hand in her purse. Two days later, the ring was gone and she hasn't worn it since.
As we previously reported, Khloe WILL divorce Lamar. The question is when ... as far as we know, she hasn't decided when to pull the trigger.
In a Better Place
12/12/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Good news dog lovers -- Amanda Bynes' canine (the one she accidentally soaked in gasoline back in July while setting a neighbor's driveway on fire) has been placed in a new home ... far, far away from Amanda and flammables.
Sources close to the Bynes family tell us, Sherbert was taken away from Amanda after she was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold in the summer.
While she was in rehab, we're told Amanda's parents cared for Sherbert ... but have since given him away to a family friend because Sherbert didn't get along with the Bynes family's other dogs.
Sad for Amanda ... as we reported, the actress desperately loved the dog and begged to see Sherbert while she was getting inpatient treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Safe to say, lil Sherb survived some dark days -- here's that video of Amanda rushing to a nearby liquor store to clean him after the near-charring.
'Hills' Star Doug Reinhardt
He Threatened To Beat The F**k Out of Me
... Says Neighbor
12/12/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Doug Reinhardt -- former Paris Hilton BF who appeared on "The Hills" -- has been hit with a temporary restraining order after allegedly threatening to "beat the f**k" out of his neighbor, TMZ has learned.
The 29-year-old -- who's also the heir to a frozen burrito fortune -- has been living in a $15k-per-month home above the Sunset Strip, according to legal docs ... and his next-door neighbor says he's been a total nightmare.
The main issue ... the neighbor, a bigtime real estate agent, claims Doug's been throwing crazy parties that don't START until 2:30 AM.
And when the neighbor complained, he says Doug called him a "pain in the butt" and said, "I'm going to beat the f**k out of you."
The neighbor says he fears for his life ... and begged the courts for protection.
We've learned ... the judge issued a temporary restraining order against Doug, requiring him to keep his distance from the guy -- a whole 5 yards (since they're neighbors, any other distance would essentially require one of the parties to move).
Attempts to reach Reinhardt for comment were unsuccessful.
I've Got Toys for Goys
... On Skid Row
12/12/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Reiner's no elf on the shelf -- or even Christian -- but he still whipped up some Christmas magic for hundreds of kids on L.A.'s skid row.
Reiner volunteered at the Para Los Ninos Family Center on Wednesday ... sorting and boxing up thousands of toys for needy children.
The gifts were donated by Jakks Pacific -- makers of Cabbage Patch Kids and Hello Kitty -- and will go to more than 1300 kids.
"You want [Rob] on that [toy] wall. You need [Rob] on that [toy] wall." (Yeah, he directed that.)
In other news...
Christian Bale gained a whopping 43 pounds for one of his recent roles, and he's struggling to get the rest of it off.
See what he looks like now.
Not the Sharpest
Claw on the Paw
12/12/2013 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hit Me With a Baby One More Time
12/11/2013 5:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Federline is a lot of things, and one of them is fertile .... baby #6 is in the oven ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to the fetus tell TMZ ... Kevin's wife, Victoria Prince, is 6 months pregnant with their second kid. Check out the photos and behold the subtleties -- Victoria is wearing a jersey that says "Juan Moore Federline 6."
Kevin famously has 2 kids with ex-wife Britney Spears, and 2 more with baby mama Shar Jackson.
He truly is Papa ZOW!
Paul Walker Death
Family Hunts For Burial Plot
12/11/2013 2:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker's family is making plans for a proper funeral ... touring the grounds of a famous L.A. cemetery looking for a suitable burial plot.
Walker was killed 11 days ago when a Porsche Carrera GT driven by buddy Roger Rodas slammed into a pole and exploded in flames.
Walker's dad, Paul Sr., and other family members went to Forest Lawn Cemetery today to finalize plans and choose a final resting place.
We're told the Walkers are planning a small funeral -- mostly family -- but it will also include cast and crew from the "Fast & Furious" movies.
No word on when the funeral will be held.
Domestic Violence Charges DROPPED
12/11/2013 2:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
George Zimmerman's just won a big round in the "She-loves-me-she-loves-me-not" game -- his ex-girlfriend wants him back so badly, she's recanted her claim of domestic violence and the case has been dropped.
Zimmerman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery ... after GF Samantha Schiebe claimed he pulled a shotgun on her and pushed her out of their house.
But Samantha has had a change of heart ... she wants George back, and the State Attorney for Seminole County says Samantha now says she lied about the encounter and refuses to cooperate ... hence, there's no way to successfully prosecute him.
But there's still something blocking these lovebirds from reuniting -- a restraining order, which Samantha's lawyer is now trying to get lifted.
Bottom line ... because she's fickle, George is out of a pickle.
Jail Was a Nightmare
I Wouldn't Wish It On My Worst Enemy
12/11/2013 1:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Toya Wright says her stint in jail was one of the worst experiences of her entire life ... claiming she's emotionally scarred ... even though she spent less than 24 hours behind bars.
As we previously reported, Wright -- Lil Wayne's ex-wfe/baby mama -- was locked up in Georgia yesterday after cops discovered a warrant out for her arrest during a routine traffic stop.
Toya tells us the whole thing stemmed from a speeding ticket that "slipped through the cracks."
But Toya, who appeared on the reality show "Tiny and Toya" -- is adamant she will never go back to jail because she's so traumatized by the things she saw on the inside.
Toya wouldn't get into specifics ... but says her fellow inmates were treated "inhumanely."
"I wouldn't wish jail time for my worst enemy," Toya says ... adding, "What I witnessed was so bad that I don't even want to leave the house right now."
Toya says she's even considering turning the experience into a positive by working as an "advocate of better treatment for prisoners."
As for the speeding ticket, Toya says, "Please believe I'm working on lightening up my lead foot."
I'm NOT A
12/11/2013 12:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce's father is hitting back against accusations he's a deadbeat dad ... he claims he paid what he owes in child support ... it's just a paperwork screw up.
TMZ broke the story ... Mathew Knowles' baby mama Alexsandra Wright says he's behind on 2 months ... to the tune of $24K.
According to sources familiar with the situation, a few of the payments were only slightly late, but past the deadline for being credited, so it appeared Mathew didn't fork over what he owed.
Here's the problem... Mathew is now behind for December -- payment was due on the 1st. We're told he plans to pay up before it officially becomes delinquent.
Think of it as paying your rent, only with a kid.
We've reached out to Wright but haven't heard back.
I Lied About My Hoo-Ha
It's Not as Tight As You Thought
12/11/2013 10:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sharon Osbourne is taking full responsibility for misleading her fans about the tightness of her hoo-ha ... admitting she MADE UP the story about getting vaginal rejuvenation.
Osbourne appeared on "Howard Stern" on Sirius/XM this morning and exposed herself -- saying she was simply messing with Graham Norton when she recently told the BBC talk show host she had a surgical procedure to tighten up her lady junk.
"I made it up just to be flippant," Sharon said ... adding, "How could I do that after I've had so much ill health? Now I'm not gonna start putting scaffolding up my vagina?"
And now you know.