Chris Christie seems to be making one last push for a high-ranking job in the GOP under Donald Trump ... since he personally stopped by Trump Tower.
We spotted Christie heading in for a meeting with the Prez-elect and his team Friday morning. There are reports he's interested in becoming the new RNC Chairman ... to replace Reince Priebus, who's about to become Trump's Chief of Staff.
Remember, the NJ Governor was passed over for VP, despite being one of Trump's staunchest supporters.
Aaron Paul sure loves his wife, and his space -- he's renting out a massive private villa in Thailand just for the 2 of them.
Aaron is sitting beachside in Thailand this week with his wife, Lauren Parsekian, to celebrate her 30th birthday. Rather than getting a hotel room, Aaron basically opted for a compound -- a 10-bedroom, 8-bath estate -- which usually rents for more than $5,000 a night.
We're told Aaron got hooked up from Airbnb, so it probably won't cost him that much to live like royalty. Based on his Instagram, Lauren and Aaron are toughing their way through all this luxury.
"Breaking Bad" success -- the gift that keeps on giving.
Nickelback isn't laughing about Canadian cops joking they'll torture drunk drivers by playing the band's music in patrol cars -- in fact, Nickelback got pissed and shut down the prank.
A spokesperson for Kensington Police tells TMZ a Nickelback rep demanded they take down the Facebook post that went viral this week. The post warned holiday season DUI offenders they'd get hit with fines, criminal charges, driving suspension and "the office's copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail."
Funny. To everyone but Nickelback. Cops say the rep was polite, but made it clear Chad Kroeger and co. didn't like being the butt of the joke. Apparently, they're not used to it yet.
Kensington cops say they never meant to embarrass the band, they were just looking for an effective way to get the anti-DUI message to the public. Mission accomplished.
Avenged Sevenfold is going to war with Warner Bros. Records over a greatest hits album they don't think is so great ... because they never gave it their seal of approval.
The heavy metal band claims WBR released the album without notifying them, letting them select the songs or prepare the artwork -- a clear violation of their recording agreement ... according to a letter fired off to the company's CFO.
Avenged recently left WBR and signed with Capitol Records, then released a new album in October. A source close to the band tells us ... they believe WBR was pissed, so they rushed out a greatest hits album "in a fit of vindictiveness" to eat up the sales of their new record.
The band's demanding WBR pull "The Best of 2005-2013" from the shelves.
We reached out to Warner Bros. Records ... so far, no word back.
The famed investigator who strongly suggested JonBenet Ramsey was killed by her older brother ... insists he has every right to say so thanks to the Constitution.
Dr. Werner Spitz filed a response Friday to Burke Ramsey's defamation suit, saying the First Amendment allows him to hypothesize who her killer might have been ... because he's not claiming it's FACT, just his theory.
In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Spitz says defamation claims must be based on a "provably false statement of fact," and insists his statements are not. He even points out the radio show that aired his "opinion" noted Spitz's theory hadn't been proven in court.
As we reported ... Burke Ramsey sued Dr. Spitz for $150 million after openly suggesting Burke killed JonBenet. He made very similar remarks during a CBS special about the unsolved case.
Kanye West will be recovering in the yuletide spirit -- it's full steam ahead on Kardashian-sized holiday decorations at his house, days after leaving UCLA Medical Center.
It took at least half a dozen workers to squeeze a giant Christmas tree -- looks to be at least 25 feet tall -- through the doors of Kim and Kanye's Bel-Air home.
There was also a huge water delivery. As we previously reported, 'Ye's doc told cops the rapper's temporary psychosis was brought on by sleep deprivation and extreme dehydration ... although we've since learned Kanye's issues run much deeper than that.
'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah and conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren held a peace summit over drinks Thursday night, and Tomi's declaring herself the big winner after their on-air feud.
We spotted Tomi and Trevor having a very peaceful conversation in The Bowery Hotel lobby -- the total opposite of the battle they had on his show. Afterward, TheBlaze host told us she and Trevor still don't see eye-to-eye, but that doesn't mean they can't be friends.
She also doesn't give a crap about new haters attacking her. As she put it, "You're gonna watch me either way." No such thing as bad publicity?
As for Charlamagne Tha God's big question -- has she been with a black guy? Tomi gave us an answer. A coy one.