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Jackie Evancho I'll Sing for a Lot More Presidents

1/20/2017 2:22 PM PST
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Jackie Evancho had plenty of butterflies right before she sang the national anthem at Donald Trump's inauguration, but walked away so pumped ... she's ready for several encores.

We talked to Jackie moments after she NAILED "The Star Spangled Banner" and she explained her range of emotions through the experience. She got a thumbs up from the new prez.

That's just the beginning for the 16-year-old who says she'd lock down inaugurations as her thing.

Curt Schilling I Was Totally Invited To Inauguration ... Here's Why I Skipped It

1/20/2017 1:28 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

MLB great -- and conservative pundit -- Curt Schilling says he WAS invited to President Donald Trump's inauguration ... but chose to skip it, and he's telling TMZ Sports the reason why.

We spoke to Curt on the eve of Friday's festivities and wanted to know why Schilling -- who's been a huge Trump supporter -- wasn't already making his way to soggy D.C.

Curt breaks down why he's not in the nation's capitol today ... and also answers the question of whether or not he's the Trump lover most people think he is ... and it's not the answer you'd think. 

Donald Trump Inauguration Protesters Won't Go Hungry Behind Bars

1/20/2017 1:00 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0120-prisoner-dinner-in-jail-tmz-gettyProtests are raging on in Washington D.C. where, so far, more than 90 people have been arrested ... but when it comes to meals, they might wish they protested in a different city.

We got the menu for several jails in the major U.S. cities where protests are either underway or scheduled to begin later Friday. Here's what the jailbirds will get: 

Washington D.C.:
Lunch: Bologna and cheese sandwich
Dinner: Cod fish, sweet potatoes, mixed veggies, biscuits and fudge brownies

NYC:
Lunch: Ground turkey, fried rice, green beans, carrots and celery, whole wheat bread, fresh fruit and lemonade fruit drink
Dinner: Bake battered fish, tartar sauce, lyonnaise potatoes, mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread, margarine, apple fruit drink and hot tea

L.A.:
Lunch: Bologna sandwich and an apple
Dinner: Salisbury steak and steamed veggies

Obviously, all jail kitchens aren't created equal.

Rioting. It works up an appetite. And don't forget ... protesters can also get free legal advice once they get out. 

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Donald Trump Autographed Baseball Prices Skyrocket

1/20/2017 12:04 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0120-donald-trump-signed-baseball-tmz-sportsForget Bryce Harper and Mike Trout ... one of the most valuable autographs you can get on a baseball right now is Donald Trump

We spoke with multiple sports memorabilia experts who tell us the value of a Trump signed baseball used to be around $100 ($200 tops) ... now, it's worth around $1,000 depending on the quality of the signature. 

Both Brandon Steiner of Steiner Sports and Joe Coppola of Sports Integrity say the fact Trump is now president makes his autograph much more collectible ... and therefore valuable. 

"There's a big market for presidential collectibles," Steiner tells us. 

So, where does Trump's autograph rank among other presidents?

A Barack Obama ball sold for $1,485 in 2013 ... according to GoldinAuctions

They also sold a George H.W. Bush ball for $800. 

George W. Bush went for $787. 

Jimmy Carter fetched $674. 

Bill Clinton's ball went for $500. 

A Ronald Reagan ball got $3,300. 

And get this ... GoldinAuctions tells us a Hillary Clinton signed ball went for $3,062 back in August. 

Ellen Page Gay Debate with Preacher ... Amid D.C. Protests

1/20/2017 10:32 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ellen Page got into a heated debate with a preacher over homosexuality ... and it all went down as chaos was building around them on the streets of Washington, D.C.

Ellen's in town for some inaugural events -- including the Women's March on Saturday -- but Friday outside the National Press Building she ended up going toe-to-toe, verbally, with a man of the cloth.

He labeled homosexuality "demonic," but Ellen kept her cool. She, at least, is there for peaceful debate.

Well played, Ellen.

Amanda Nunes: I'm Rooting for Holly Holm ... So I Can Beat Her Ass

1/20/2017 9:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Amanda Nunes says she's hoping Holly Holm wins the 1st ever UFC featherweight title fight at UFC 208 ... so she can beat her ass and take the belt right away from her. 

Nunes is the reigning bantamweight champ at 135 lbs ... and says she wants to go up in weight to the 145 class and take that belt too! 

Holm is fighting Germaine de Randamie for the 1st ever featherweight belt on Feb. 11th -- but Nunes says since she already beat Germaine once in her career, she wants a crack at the only other person to beat Ronda Rousey. 

As for a potential fight with Cris Cyborg ... we asked about that too. Check out the clip. 

Trump Protesters Clash Street Fight, Violence Breaking Out Near Inauguration

1/20/2017 8:02 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Anti-Trump protests are already getting violent -- we got this crazy video of a fight breaking out on a Washington, D.C. street, and a woman was assaulted ... just one block from the inauguration.

It's unclear what sparked the conflict, but it appears some Trump protesters pissed off a group of men walking past them ... then all hell broke loose. Radio host Alex Jones was nearby and shouted for cops as one of the men hit a female protester.

Officers responded quickly, but it's obvious it's going to be a tense day in Washington. We're already seeing roving groups of masked people destroying property.  

Donald Trump & Melania First Dance 'My Way' Sung By Trio

1/20/2017 7:13 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The song for Donald Trump's first dance as President of the United States will be to "My Way" ... and since Sinatra is no longer available, it will take 3 to fill his shoes.

Trump and Melania will dance to the song, performed by Erin Boheme, Nickie Conley and Jason Eskridge ... all singers out of Nashville.

As TMZ reported, Paul Anka, who wrote the song for Frank Sinatra was also asked to perform the epic tune over Inaugural weekend but had to back out because of a custody trial and medical issues.

Anka actually changed the lyrics and stylized the song for Trump years ago and sang it 3 times during events at Mar-a-Lago. But Erin tells us she and the other 2 will do the OG Sinatra version. 

Johnny Manziel Here's My Plan to NOT Be a Douche in 2017

1/20/2017 6:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

When it comes to NOT being a douche in 2017 ... Johnny Manziel tells TMZ Sports he can't just talk the talk, he has to walk the walk. 

The ex-NFL player was leaving Catch in West Hollywood Thursday night -- once again appearing sober -- and explained how he plans on avoiding the same douchey mistakes he made in 2016. 

Manziel had declared himself a "douche" on social media ... and vowed to be a better person this year. 

Watch the video ... Johnny says he's "really happy right now" and wants to stay on the right path. 

He also sets the record straight about his upcoming autograph session at the Super Bowl. 

Melania Trump Slovenia's Turnt Up For Next First Lady

1/20/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0119-main-melania-trump-tmz-getty-03Melania Trump will become the second First Lady since 1825 to have been born outside the U.S. ... and her hometown in Slovenia's ready to party it up in her honor.

We're told the mayor in Melania's hometown of Sevnica -- a small town of about 5,000 people -- is so fired up the entire town's getting in on the festivities.

For starters, the landmark Sevnica Castle -- a big tourist attraction -- will offer free admission and tours. The main event will be a YUUUGE inauguration viewing party at Rotary klub Sevnica.

Then ... free dinner at the local inn (but $40 donations would be nice) ... and all the loot will go toward buying new equipment for the Sevnica Hospital ER.

As for what's the grub -- a mix of Slovenian and American cuisine.

BTW ... John Quincy Adams' wife, Louisa Catherine, who was born in London, was previously the first and only First Lady born outside the U.S.

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Jimmy Carter Short, Sweet Advice for Trump ... Now Let's Talk Peanut Butter!!!

1/20/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jimmy Carter's got some pretty simple tips for very-soon-to-be President Donald Trump ... but it's definitely easier said than done.

We got the 39th President of the U.S. at the Reagan Airport making his way to the inauguration festivities, and along with some advice for Trump ... he extends a pretty sweet invitation to President Obama for his retirement days.

But, all of that pales in comparison to Carter's passion for peanut butter -- the former prez dishes on how to properly chow down on PB. Hint ... there's more to work with than jelly.

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MMA Star Mayhem Miller 'Golden Showers' Take Center Stage In Dom. Violence Case

1/20/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jason "Mayhem" Miller's domestic violence case just took a weird turn -- his lawyer brought up his penchant for "golden showers" and freaky sex acts in open court.

The MMA star and ex-MTV host is accused of beating up and stalking an ex-girlfriend in 2013 ... and he appeared in court Thursday in Orange County, CA for day 1 of his trial.

During the proceeding, Miller's lawyer explained that his client and the accuser had a pretty twisted sex life complete with threesomes, sex parties, choking and golden showers (peeing on each other).

Unclear how Miller's lawyer plans on using this information in the case ... but damn.

(Note: the woman in the video is NOT the accuser).

Donald Trump Inaugural Committee Eats a Million On Show Gone Awry

1/20/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0118_ShowStoppers_REXDonald Trump's campaign committee just blew a fortune on an act that was supposed to perform for free, but ended up costing millions.

It all started out as a favor to Trump, courtesy of Vegas mogul Steve Wynn. The Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas has a house act -- ShowStoppers, which performs Broadway songs and old hits.

Wynn flew the group out to D.C. for a performance at Tuesday's Chairman's Global Dinner. Wynn donated a million dollars to the Inaugural Committee to cover all the costs, or so he thought.

Turns out there are all sorts of huge production expenses ... all tolled, the bill came to over $2 million. It sounds crazy, but our Inaugural Committee sources say the Committee had to pay the additional costs, which was over a million.

It's ironic ... Trump passed on a Hall of Fame Rock & Roll band because they demanded a million bucks.

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