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Chad Johnson Drops $4k to Watch Movie w/ Strangers

12/7/2016 9:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chad Johnson dropped $4,000 to take 200 people to the movies Tuesday night -- just because he felt like it. 

The movie -- "Office Christmas Party." 

The location -- Davie, FL.

Johnson tells TMZ Sports he sent out flyers and email blasts and comped the first 200 people to arrive just because he "wanted to keep the holiday spirit alive." He's been doing stuff like this for years.

By the way, he also played cupid ... hooking up single guests with other singles.

Judging by the video ... seems it all worked out.

Andre Johnson Drops $20k On Toys For Kids 80 Seconds To Shop!!

12/7/2016 9:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1207-andre-johnson-instagram-01Santa Claus is 6'3" and once ran the 40 in 4.41 seconds ... 'cause 7x Pro Bowler Andre Johnson just hooked a bunch of underprivileged kids up with almost $20,000 worth of toys.

Johnson invited a group of kids to a Houston, Texas Toys "R" Us store ... and gave them 80 seconds (he wore #80 as a Texan) and a shopping cart to grab WHATEVER THEY WANTED!!

Johnson's rep tells TMZ Sports once all the toys and electronics were added up ... the bill came to roughly $20,000.

BTW -- this is the 9th year Andre's hosted the Christmas shopping spree. He was joined by the Texans cheerleaders!

The kids also got a gaming console -- along with games -- in addition to whatever they grabbed off the shelves.



Shaq CALL ME SHAQ-A-CLAUS I Know Where To Get Hatchimals!

12/7/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

You want Hatchimals? Shaq will get you Hatchimals. 

In case you don't know what Hatchimals are (good for you) ... they're the HOTTEST Xmas gift on the planet right now.

For real ... the demand is like the Beanie Baby craze, Cabbage Patch Kids, Furbies and crack all rolled into one. 

And Shaq -- who teamed up with Toys "R" Us for Toys For Tots this Xmas season -- says he's got the 411 on how to get it.

Dallas Cowboys Visit Texas Children's Hospitals For Xmas ... Continue To Win

12/5/2016 10:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1205-dallas-cowboys-childrens-health-hospital-holiday-party-photos-launchHere's pics and vids of the Dallas Cowboys continuing their epic winning streak OFF THE FIELD ... showing up to a couple Texas children's hospitals to spread Xmas cheer to some brave little tykes.

The whole gang included Dak, Zeke, Dez, Witten, and Romo -- and from the looks of the photos taken Monday morning, the whole team scored with the kids.

Great to see the guys spread a little joy ... and also great to see that kids still remember what Romo looks like without the clipboard in his hand.


R. Kelly Fan Grabs Handful of Chestnuts During Christmas Concert

12/4/2016 1:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

One R. Kelly fan definitely made Santa's naughty list when she got up close and personal with the singer's junk making it a very, very merry Christmas in the D ... Detroit, that is. 

Kelly kicked off his "12 Nights of Christmas" concert Friday night at the legendary Fox Theatre, but this is clearly not a holiday show for the kids. It's a much different take on "The Nutcracker."

Kelly's reaction to the grabby fan is priceless, considering he was kinda asking for it.


Farrah Abraham Santa Claus Is Coming ...

12/2/2016 3:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1205_farrah_abraham_santa_bikini_pool_photos_launchFarrah Abraham put her festive snow globes on display while wading in a kiddie pool in Texas ... without her kid.

The OG Teen Mom may be expecting Santa down her chimney, but we all know which door he's taking.

Kanye & Kim Christmas As Usual Around the House

12/2/2016 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1202-kanye-west-tree-x17-01Kanye 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.



Wayne Brady Sorry I Missed My Show ... I Had Too Much Soul Food

12/2/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Wayne Brady was surprisingly MIA for opening night of his new play, but he's got an excuse we can all relate to -- he ate way too much on Thanksgiving. Seriously.

We asked Wayne why he missed his debut in "Merrily We Roll Along" Wednesday night, and he told us -- despite rumors of a more serious injury -- it was something way more embarrassing.

Brady assured us and all his fans there's no reason to worry, though ... he's already recovered and will be onstage at the Bram Goldsmith Theater in Bev Hills Friday night.

HoneyBaked Ham be damned.

Harambe Holiday Sweater Shooting Off Shelves

11/27/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1123-harambe-christmas-sweater-fresh-brewed-teesHarambe's experiencing a comeback of Hollywood proportions -- going from a symbol of national tragedy to a spreader of Christmas joy ... albeit on a not-so-attractive holiday sweater.

The infamous gorilla is featured front and center on a Fresh Brewed Tees design, and sales are blowing up. They've already sold more than a thousand in less than a week, at $49.99 each. 

Pretty amazing turnaround ... considering how divided the nation was on the big guy's demise

Ugly sweaters -- bringing American's together for the holidays since ... well, a long time.


Fogle, Guidice and Dassey Inmates Chow Down on Thanksgiving Grub

11/24/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1123-dassey-fogle-suge-tmz-getty-2Jared Fogle, Brendan Dassey and a bunch of other famous prisoners may have given up many of their inalienable rights, but not the right to get the bird on Turkey Day.

We surveyed the landscape, and here's what the joints are offering for Thanksgiving dinner:

Brendan Dassey (Wisconsin)
The "Making a Murderer" star gets roasted turkey with giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, biscuits, pumpkin pie with crust on top, veggie salad and chocolate milk.

Suge Knight (Los Angeles)
Suge's meal is similar to Dassey's, but he gets a dinner roll instead of a biscuit and a pumpkin muffin instead of pie ... and milk without the chocolate.

Kevin Gates (Florida)
The rapper also gets a traditional meal, but add corn and a fruit turnover to the spread. Sorry, no milk. Gates' prison also serves a vegetarian option of rice, beans and fruit.

Joe Giudice & Apollo Nida (New Jersey)
The 'Real Housewives' hubbies will chow down on a traditional meal, cafeteria-style, that includes stuffing and dessert.

Jared Fogle (Colorado)
The ex-Subway spokesman now eats fresh at the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, and he gets turkey and ham or, alternatively, eggplant/baked tofu. Colorado seems to have the best menu ... it includes cornbread dressing, corn and sweet potato casserole.

Celebrity Thanksgiving Stars Serve Up Turkey and Taters

11/23/2016 5:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1123_celebrity_volunteer_la_mission_thanksgiving_photos_launchThe L.A. Mission had celebrities giving back for Thanksgiving by rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands deep in mashed potatoes and gravy.

Stars like Emmy RossumAli Landry, Garcelle Beauvais and 'Walking Dead' actor Tom Payne joined current L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in helping serve Turkey Day meals to the less fortunate.

Even former Laker Derek Fisher got in on the action. 


Mark Cuban To Army Vet Who Got Snubbed at Chili's HOW 'BOUT MAVS SEASON TIX?!

11/23/2016 10:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1123-Ernest-Walker-mark-cuban-gofundme-tmzThe army veteran who was denied a free meal at Chili's on Veterans Day is getting HOOKED UP by Mark Cuban ... who just offered the guy 2 season tickets to Mavs games for the rest of the season! 

Ernest Walker's story made national news -- he was dining at Chili's in Texas when the manager questioned his military service and took away his food. Walker recorded the incident on his phone. 

Chili's eventually apologized -- but now, we've learned Cuban heard about the story and wanted to personally honor the vet ... so the Mavs owner made the following offer: 

-- 2 season tickets to the Dallas Mavs games for the rest of the season

-- 10 bonus tickets to Wednesday night's game so Walker can bring 10 more vets! 

-- 10 bonus tickets to most Mavs home games to give out to other vets and people in need

-- Cuban agreed to donate money to Ernest's campaign to feed 1 million soldiers

We spoke to Walker who says he's pumped about the offer and expressed his gratitude to Cuban when they talked on the phone earlier Wednesday.

Model Alexis Ren Thanksgiving's Just for Family After My Super Sad Breakup

11/23/2016 10:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Instagram model Alexis Ren and her ex-bf Jay Alvarrez, also a model, crushed millions of their sappy fans when they broke up -- but they can take heart ... Alexis looks totally fine now.

We got the bubbly chick after her 20th birthday dinner at Delilah in WeHo, and she dropped some solid career advice ... if Instagram fame is your game.

Not much on the romance front here, but Alexis did say Thanksgiving's a good holiday for cheating ... diet-wise, anyway.


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