"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson rang in the New Year with a VERY interesting and probably insincere statement -- "We all learned a lot."
Willie appeared on FOX News Channel and on the surface made nice with A&E ... not gloating that the network folded like a cheap suit and brought back Phil Robertson after he made those anti-gay comments.
But here's the deal ... the family won outright. They threatened to all leave the show if Phil wasn't reinstated and they got what they wanted and no one has apologized for the comments.
So we gotta ask ...
Cooper, Tyler, Hagar, Sambora
Best Concert Of 2014
... So Far
1/1/2014 6:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It sure beat watching Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin hijack New Year's Eve in Times Square .. Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, Sammy Hagar, Richie Sambora, the Doobie Brothers and
Weird Al Yankovic ... all on stage together in Maui.
The menagerie of rockers appeared on stage together at the Wailea Marriott Hotel ... where guests
forked over 500 bucks apiece to support Cooper's pet charity, the Maui Food Bank.
Sambora was a late addition to the group. He happened to be in Hawaii ... vacationing with his daughter.
Best thing in Hawaii since Don Ho (Google him).
Britney Spears To BF
Bark Like A Dog
'Cause You're My B*tch
1/1/2014 6:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears is into 2 things -- her BF and B&D .. and she got to enjoy both at the same time during her Vegas New Year's Eve concert.
Brit dragged David Lucado on stage at Planet Hollywood ... forcing him down on hands and knees, strapping him into a harness and dog collar and then parading him around on a leash.
David seemed to enjoy it enough ... it's one of the fun perks of being with Britney.
It's gotta be hard on K-Fed ... all those fond memories.
The New Year's Song SUCKS
... 'That S**t's Corny'
12/31/2013 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
T-Boz doesn't want to forget old acquaintance ... in fact, she HATES the whole New Year's Eve song "Auld Lang Syne" ... telling TMZ it's the worst piece of crap she's ever heard.
The TLC member went off on the song at LAX today ... claiming she had never even heard it before our guy sang it for her.
But after she went through the lyrics, she really got mad ... explaining that no authentic NYE song would be complete without the lyrics, "F**k 'dem hoes."
Happy New Year, bitches.
vs. Jennifer Aniston
FINAL BIKINI WAR OF 2013
12/31/2013 7:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
This is it ... the last bikini objectification of the year ... and so, we proudly present -- KATIE HOLMES VS. JENNIFER ANISTON!!!!
Katie was out in Miami, flaunting her post-Tom Cruise physique in a hot pink 2-piece.
Jennifer is still in Cabo ... hangin' out with her man Justin Theroux.
Two hot bodies -- but there can only be one winner.
So, we gotta ask ...
I'm The Prince Of Darkness
Take Down Your XMAS Lights!!
12/31/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mike Epps wants the world to plunge into darkness ... imploring all good Christians to TAKE DOWN THEIR XMAS LIGHTS!!!
We got the comedian at LAX where he schooled us on yuletide rules ... and just like white shoes after Labor Day subscribes to the unwritten rule on removing Christmas lights.
Tell that to Maria Shriver.
Swim Baby Swim
12/28/2013 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul McCartney did what most celebs do around the holidays -- migrate to a warmer climate and hit up the beach!
McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell went for a swim Friday while vacationing in St. Barts ... and the 71-year old singer was awfully spry for his age while diving into the water.
Celebs have been peacing out to exotic places around Christmas and New Years for decades ... with St. Barts, Mexico and Hawaii being the choice destinations.
And you thought watching the Rose Parade was fun.
Wears 'F**king' Shirt
... to TOYS 'R US
12/26/2013 7:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Johnson had a big, bold message printed on his t-shirt for all the little boys and girls at Toys R' Us to see on Christmas Eve ... "CARPE THAT F**KING DIEM" kids!
The former NFL star hit up the toy store in Pembroke Pines, FL to pick up some last minute gifts on Tuesday ... and actually decided to wear a shirt with the word "f**king" written in huge letters on the front.
Of course, the rest of the phrase was written in Latin ... so kids probably wouldn't get the "seize the day" message ... but "f**king" was written in plain English for everyone to enjoy.
We reached out to Chad for comment -- who told us, "I should've went in with no shirt."
ENGAGED to L.A. Dodgers Star
... And My Ring's Bigger Than Gabrielle Union's!!!
12/25/2013 12:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Evelyn Lozada got a helluva Christmas gift this morning from Dodgers star Carl Crawford ... a 14.5 carat DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING ... and sources tell TMZ the ring's worth $1.4 MILLION!!!
Crawford -- who's in the middle of a $142 million contract -- popped the question this morning ... and the "Basketball Wives" star said YES!
Just like Dwyane Wade, Crawford picked up the ring from go-to celebrity jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills.
For the record, the ring Wade gave to Gabrielle Union was ONLY 8.5 carats ... but size doesn't really matter, right???
Evelyn has been married before -- she tied the knot with Chad Johnson back in 2012 ... but divorced him later that year after the NFL star headbutted her during an argument. Before Johnson, she was engaged to NBA star Antoine Walker (but they never married).
As for her new man, she started dating Crawford earlier this year ... and Evelyn is 7 months pregnant with his child.
Schwarzenegger to Son
BEST XMAS GIFT EVER
Go Ahead, Take Her Top Off
12/25/2013 9:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's GOOD to be Arnold Schwarzenegger's illegitimate love child -- just ask Joseph Baena, who just got a BRAND NEW JEEP for Christmas ... and TMZ has the pics.
We've learned Ahnald traveled up to Bakersfield on Monday and personally delivered the 16-year-old a brand new 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon ... which, of course, comes with a removable roof (hence the headline, get it?).
We're told Joseph is PUMPED about his new whip ... there's just one problem -- he doesn't have his driver's license yet.
Still, sources say Joseph tried to sneak out to his whip to secretly take it out for a spin ... but he was caught by his mom Mildred Baena and she quickly put a stop to it.
Clearly, she's not a fan of sneaking around ... anymore.
The Best Holiday Movie is
'THE DEER HUNTER'
12/25/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Forget "A Christmas Story," "Miracle on 34th St.," and "It's a Wonderful Life" ... the best holiday movie to snuggle up to with the family on Christmas day is ... "The Deer Hunter!"
At least that's what John Savage says ... he's one of the stars of the film -- you know, the one who loses his frickin' legs in that underwater rat cage in the Viet Kong prison camp.
John was soaking in the sunshine on a warm Christmas Eve in Malibu ... and told us his old flick is the perfect movie to throw on in the background while your kids open up their presents under the tree.
Check out the clip ... we're pretty sure he's being serious.
Just be careful if you bought your little ones the new Russian Roulette playset for Xmas ... you can shoot your eye out with that thing!!!
Now Watch Me Bang This Reindeer!
12/24/2013 8:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a photo of Marshall Mathers getting into The Christmas Spirit.
"The Christmas Spirit" is the name of that reindeer.
... and to all a good night.
Cross the Imaginary Line At Your Peril!!!
12/24/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A jolted jogger learned a scary lesson Saturday -- cross the imaginary line in the sand near President Obama's Hawaii retreat ... and the Secret Service will have your ass!
The jogger was happily barreling along on Kailua beach ... near Honolulu. Notice what looks like a palm frond plunked in the sand ... near the home where the Obamas are staying.
There's no sign ... no real way to know that's the line in the sand you just can't cross.
After the agents caught up with the jogger, he was sternly ordered away.
And you thought the phrase "drawing a line in the sand" was just a metaphor?!!