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'Groundhog Day' Business is Booming at 'Punxsutawney' Inn

2/2/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0201-bed-and-breakfast-groundhog-day-COLUMBIA_PICTURES-01Bill Murray starred in "Groundhog Day" 23 years ago, and the place his character called home continues to cash in ... especially today, February 2nd.

Royal Victorian Manor in Woodstock, IL was the site of Punxsutawney's Cherry Street Inn -- the joint Murray's character inhabited. 

The owners tell us the 5 bedroom B&B sold out weeks ago to celebrate the day. In the spirit of capitalism, the owners hiked the room rates 15% for the occasion.

Everyone wants to stay in Murray's room, so they can drop a toaster in bathtubs or dominate "Jeopardy." Problem is ... only the exterior appeared in the flick.

Still, guests can feel a part of movie history, and there are even nearby memorials ... like a plaque commemorating the puddle Murray stepped in every morning ... BING!


Future Ciara's a Bitter Woman Who Ruined My Christmas

1/5/2016 10:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


update_graphic_red_bar4:30 PM PT: Sources close to Ciara tell TMZ ... "Ciara has never prevented him from seeing his child. Future is jealous that she has moved on and is happy. He is unable to move on and co-parent in a healthy way."

We're also told Ciara believes Future uses their situation to stay in the press in order to "promote his music."update_grey_gray_barFuture has gone off on baby mama Ciara because she ruined his Christmas by shutting him off from his own son.

We're told Future planned a huge Christmas dinner and wanted all of his kids at the table. Ciara agreed at first but then went radio silent. Baby Future never saw his dad and it sent Future through the roof.

Sources close to the rapper tell us the two parents haven't been on speaking terms for a year. They communicate through a family member but now Ciara won't deal with anyone on his side.

Our sources say the rapper was hoping Ciara's relationship with Seattle Seahawk QB Russell Wilson would make the bitterness subside, but that hasn't happened.

It's so bad ... the rapper thinks it may be time to get a judge involved.

AnnaLynne McCord Bringing Holiday Cheer to Sex Victims

1/4/2016 8:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1230_Analynne-McCord-Giving-Cambodian-Sex-Traffic-Victims_wmAnnaLynne McCord went above and beyond for the holidays ... delivering presents to Cambodian sex trafficking victims.

The "90210" star was in Cambodia for 10 days over the holidays with anti-sex trafficking advocate, Somaly Mam, as she launched a new charity aimed at putting an end to the abusive sex trade.

AnnaLynne put together 85 bags full of gifts for the girls -- ages 3-17 -- and also traveled to local brothels for outreach and advocacy.

Jason Derulo & Daphne Joy The Couple That Flies Together ...

1/4/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jason Derulo and new gf Daphne Joy are certainly comfortable with each other, walking as one through LAX.

The two touched down on Saturday after a wild weekend celebrating the New Year in Miami. As you can see, Daphne, who has a kid with 50 Cent isn't afraid to pack on a little PDA ... touching Derulo's butt while they wait for their luggage. 

You'll remember, Daphne first shot down reports they were banging back in November but it's safe to say those doubts are gone.


Justin and Hailey Yeah, We're Doin' It

1/2/2016 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0102-bieber-hailey-akmJustin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin aren't hiding their relationship ... at least around their closest 200 friends.

Justin and Hailey were making out for everyone to see at a New Year's Eve party thrown by Richie Akiva at a villa in St. Barts.  

Akiva, a big-time nightclub guy, had a bunch of people over at his party, Justin performed and they were sucking face for everyone to see at the bar.

We're told this isn't the first time the two have locked lips.

Congrats to both. 


Future vs. Rich Homie Quan vs. Fetty Wap vs. DeJ Loaf Who's Making the Most on NYE

12/31/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1230_Future-Rich-Homie-Quan-Fetty-Wap-Dej-Loaf-TMZFuture in New York City, Fetty Wap in Las Vegas, Rich Homie Quan in Detroit, and DeJ Loaf in Queens ... which rapper do you think is getting paid the most to perform on New Year's Eve?

TMZ got hold of the riders for all four shows, revealing some big money and big demands. 

Future ($200,000) 
-- Two large bags of white cheddar popcorn
-- Fresh white powdered doughnuts
-- Scented candles

Fetty Wap ($125,000)
-- Tea with honey
-- Three packs of cigars
-- Pack of lighters

Rich Homie Quan ($90,000)
-- Bottles of room temperature water
-- Fruit platter
-- Four different kinds of chicken wings

DeJ Loaf ($60,000)
-- 12-14 Mercedes Benz Sprinter van ... and just a lot alcohol.

 It's a great way to ring in the New Year. 


12/28/2015 4:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1228-anderson-silva-instagramHow does a guy who bashes people's faces in for a living bond with his family over the holidays?

If you're UFC superstar Anderson Silva ... SIMULATED WARFARE!!!

Silva -- currently training for a big fight against Michael Bisping on Feb 27 -- took 12 family members out to Hollywood Sports in Bellflower, CA this past Saturday for some yuletide paintballin' fun.

We spoke with the owner of HS ... who tells us Anderson is a frequent visitor and believes the time shooting at each others heads promotes family unity ... and helps work off all that turkey.

How hardcore is Silva about his paintball? We're told he owns his own custom-made military grade tactical gear ... and loves to compete on the "Saving Private Ryan" battle course.

Still ... he's one of the only guys we can think of who's more dangerous WITHOUT a gun.

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Beyonce to Burn Victim Safyre Happy Holidays To My Survivor!

12/25/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1221-girl-facebook-katy-perry-burned-christams-card-facebook-5Beyonce just trumped President Obama and Insane Clown Posse with the Christmas card she sent to 8-year-old Safyre Terry.

We're told Bey's camp reached out to Safyre's family earlier in the week to keep an eye out for a package.

She was true to her word. A card arrived in the mail, along with a handwritten message from Bey: "To My Survivor Safyre! You are such an incredible inspiration. Have a beautiful holiday."

But wait ... there was more --  a "Flawless" t-shirt and a cool headband.

1223-beyonce-safyre-cards-lauber-01Safyre's family tells us she's a huge fan of Queen Bey and can't wait to wear the tee.

The outpouring has been incredible and there's still a garage full of letters yet to open.


Phaedra Parks My Kids Won't Spend Christmas In Prison

12/25/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1217_Apollo-Nida_Phaedra-Parks_TMZ_gettyPhaedra Parks feels like Santa arrived earlier this year, because he's already given her kids a gift ... they won't have to go to prison this year to visit their dad.

Phaedra's uneasy that the kids have been visiting their father, her estranged husband Apollo Nida who's doing hard time.

We're told Apollo's been moved to a new facility and the kids -- 2 year-old Dylan and 5-year-old Ayden -- haven't been approved for visitation, and that's not expected to happen until after the holidays.

The kids have been video chatting with their dad everyday and they sent him an Xmas care package, but we're told Phaedra is relieved they haven't been approved yet because she thinks the kids are too young to handle visits to prison.  

Apollo's serving an 8 year sentence for bank fraud

Barack Obama Trail Blazer Hiker Begs Prez for Legal Weed

12/23/2015 12:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

President Barack Obama ran into an impromptu weed lobbyist in Hawaii Tuesday -- when a hiker came face to face with the Commander In Chief and asked him to "legalize it on your way out!"

Hard to gauge Obama's reaction -- but we think we heard him chuckle a bit as he continued on his way. 

It's no secret Obama smoked a ton a weed back in the day -- but says he's not a fan of the ganja anymore and has told his daughters it's a bad idea. 

Still, watch the clip ... it'll make you giggle -- whether you're stoned or not. 


Kardashian's 2015 Christmas Card Missing All The K'S

12/23/2015 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1223-kardashian-kids-twitterThe annual Kardashian Christmas card was just revealed ... and surprisingly, there's not a single person with the famous last name on it.

Kim just posted the pic, showing the family's new generation with North, Penelope, Reign and Mason all dressed in black. It's obviously missing Saint but we're not sure he was even born when the pic was taken.

It's interesting ... there was a lot of buzz about how this year's card would look considering everything that's gone on with the family, but at least everything seems kosher with the kiddies. 


Chris Paul & Kevin Hart Send 300 Kids On Toy Spree ... But There's One Big Rule!

12/23/2015 8:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Paul and Kevin Hart are in the holiday spirit -- sending 300 kids on a $100 toy shopping spree ... but there was one big rule everyone had to follow! 

It all went down at a Target store in L.A. -- where the two were hosting their 2nd annual Holiday Takeover event ... to benefit kids from several L.A. youth organizations including the Brotherhood Crusade and the Boys & Girls Club. 

So, what was the ONE rule the kids had to follow before being unleashed into the toy paradise???

Check out the clip ... it's pretty adorable -- and props to CP3 and KH for doing a nice thing. 

Kenny Smith's Hot Wife We're Bangin' On Xmas!!!

12/23/2015 8:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kenny Smith's wife is on the naughty list ... 

For the first time in years, "Inside the NBA" star Kenny "The Jet" Smith says he WON'T be working on Christmas day ... and he's fired up about it. 

And why's he so pumped? We'll allow his smokin' hot 'Price is Right' model wife Gwendolyn to explain.

This year, Santa might wanna knock first ... 

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