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Floyd Mayweather's Bodyguard Best Xmas Gift Ever? ... Floyd Once Gave Me ...

12/23/2015 7:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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What do you get for a Christmas gift when your boss is the highest paid athlete in the world?

That's what we asked Floyd Mayweather's bodyguard Big Church at LAX Tuesday ... and his answer didn't disappoint. 

Big Church -- part of  the "The Great Wall" security squad that protects Floyd -- says every day is like Xmas with Floyd (since they travel all over the world together) ... but  there's one gift that stands out. 

BTW, this year alone ... Big Church has been to Rome, Dubai, Moscow, Milan, Saint-Tropez, Monaco, Turkey, London, L.A., NYC, Vegas, Miami, Havana and more. 

... and all while traveling in private jets. 

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Dodgers Justin Turner Santa's Little Helper ... Even In Jail

12/22/2015 12:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1222_Turner_santa_claus_la_county_sherriffs_departmentIt sucks for kids when your mom is in jail -- but Dodgers star Justin Turner did a really cool thing this weekend ... helping the children of inmates celebrate the holidays ... and even handing out gifts. 

Turner went to the L.A. County Jail in Lynwood, CA as part of a program that rewards female inmates who enroll into educational programs while doing their time. 

1222_Turner_santa_claus_la_county_sherriffs_department_SUB-2But this time the reward was for the kids -- because the children of all women who enrolled got a brand new bicycle for the holidays ... and Turner was there to help give them out! 

"This is what it’s all about," Turner said ... "seeing a smile on a child’s face is the best feeling."

Sergeant Peter Gomez -- who helped coordinate the event -- added, "We know that the holiday season can be an emotional time. It's hard on the mothers who are in jail and it is especially hard on their children who come visit them. So we did what we could to shed a little joy during Christmas time."

Pretty cool stuff. 

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Safyre Terry Christmas Greetings From The White House!!!

12/22/2015 11:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1221-girl-facebook-katy-perry-burned-christams-card-facebook-5Safyre Terry's Christmas card collection just got the Presidential seal of approval ... she just got a card from President Obama and the First Lady!!!

The envelope arrived Tuesday -- just in time for Christmas -- with a signed photo of the First Family and their dogs, Bo and Sunny.

FLOTUS also wrote a personal message for Safyre, who lost her family and was badly burned in a 2013 fire. "With your kind heart and courageous spirit, we know there is no limit to what you can achieve in your life," wrote Michelle. "So always dream big dreams, and remember that we believe in you."

Safyre's still holding out for her dream card from Katy Perry, but the White House ... pretty awesome.

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Richard Simmons XMAS Got All Grinchy No Love For Carolers

12/22/2015 9:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1222_richard_simmons_house_christmas_carol_SPLASHEven Christmas carolers can't get Richard Simmons to come out of hiding.

It's like a page was ripped out of a Charles Dickens novel ... carolers serenaded Simmons at his Hollywood Hills home  ... to no avail.

Simmons hasn't been seen in almost 2 years, even cutting ties with some of his closest friends. His rep told us he's just enjoying life out of the public eye.

Pittsburgh Steelers Worst Xmas Carolers Ever? Maybe.

12/22/2015 7:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Pittsburgh Steelers TRIED to sing a fun football themed Christmas carol for their fans this week ... what ensued was maybe the worst vocal performance of all time. 

It's so bad, it's good. 

Merry Xmas everyone! 

Blake and Gwen All I Want For Christmas Is You

12/22/2015 8:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1222-blake-gwen-kiss-twitter-01Blake Shelton is rubbing off on Gwen Stefani this holiday season.

Gwen wished everyone a Merry Xmas by posting a short video of her new man laying half a dozen kisses on her cheek.

It looks like they're hanging out on Blake's home turf ... they're wearing matching camo. 

Terror Alert The Guy Shopping Next to You ... May Be a Cop

12/21/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Christmas shoppers can rest somewhat at ease because at least in L.A. and surrounding areas, undercover cops on high alert are blending in with the crowd. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the LAPD and other departments have sent plain clothed cops to various high-profile malls around the city, literally looking for trouble. We're also told on the LAPD front, the elite Metro Division is a stone's throw from the malls and other high-profile areas and are ready to pounce if need be. 

Law enforcement sources tell us there have been suspects they have tailed and even detained ... on one case cops were concerned enough to pass a photo of the suspect around various L.A. hotels, but in that case the guy had no terrorist connection and was completely cleared.

Teresa Giudice I'm Dreaming Of A Quiet Post-Prison Christmas

12/19/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1218-teresa-giudice-family-INSTAGRAM-01Teresa Giudice's Christmas as a free woman will be spent the Italian way ... with lots of family and antipasto.

The 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star will be released from the big house on Dec. 23rd after serving a little under a year for fraud ... and we're told she doesn't want a big coming home party.

Sources tell us Teresa's going straight home once she's out to Joe and the kids.

On Christmas Eve, they'll make the trek over to sister-in-law and fellow 'RHONJ' star Melissa Gorga's house and Christmas Day will be spent with Joe's family. Teresa's hubby will begin his 41 month prison sentence soon ... so it's the last time they'll all be together for Christmas for a while.

We're told the plan is to capture everything on camera, but Bravo's still working out contracts and logistics so nothing's set in stone.

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Kris & Kylie Jenner We Screwed Norway ... With Onepiece Frenzy

12/18/2015 3:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1218-kylie-jenner-kris-jenner-onesie-INSTAGRAM-02Kylie Jenner broke the Internet -- well, one small corner of it, and most shockingly ... she did it without showing any skin. 

Kylie and her mom, Kris Jenner, each slipped into a Onepiece, and on Thursday posted pics of themselves rocking the super comfy look. The posts included a discount code to purchase your own directly from the company. 

Now, Kris & Kylie have a combined 90 million social media followers, which as it turns out ... is way more juice than OnePiece was ready to handle. Within 30 seconds of the Jenner posts, more than 100,000 people went to its website and crashed it ... according to our OnePiece sources.   

The company's HQ is over in Norway, where it was the middle of the night -- and we're told staffers had to be roused outta bed to get the site back online. 

Not the first time Kylie's ass got a rise outta strangers.

Nina Dobrev Move Over Mariah ... My Fam Skis Like Ballers Too!

12/18/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1217_nina_dobrev_aspen_deer_valley_cabin_inside_launch2Nina Dobrev's Christmas shopping was a one-stop shop ... she flew her entire extended family -- more than 10 deep -- to Utah for a ski vacation, and she's picking up the tab.

TMZ has learned the 'Vampire Diaries' star is renting a ski-in/ski-out mansion at Deer Valley. The place sounds like the kinda place we usually find Mariah Carey this time of year.

The Airbnb rental has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 16. It's got an outdoor jacuzzi and a home theater inside. At $5,000/night, this place has "best Christmas ever" written all over it.

Burn Victim Safyre Terry From Buble to Cool J ... Christmas Swag Pouring In

12/18/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1210-girl-facebook-katy-perry-burned-christams-card-facebook-4Safyre Terry's gonna have herself a very bear-y Christmas ... thanks to celebs like Michael Buble, and even the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies

Safyre's aunt, Liz Dolder, tells us the outpouring has been incredible since Safyre's Christmas card wish went viral, and they even have 10 volunteers to help sort the piles and piles of envelopes from famous and non-famous admirers.

1217-safyre-little-girl-burned-celebrity-christmas-card-presents-TMZ-02Aunt Liz says the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies and St. Louis Cardinals have sent cards and team gear. The casts and crews of "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "The Vampire Diaries" also hooked her up. 

Buble was so moved by Safyre's story ... his camp called to say a teddy bear's on the way. And one of the coolest greetings -- a card from Tim Allen, Mr. Santa Clause himself.

Ron Artest III I Don't Call My Dad 'Metta' ... His Name's Ron

12/17/2015 1:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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There's one place Metta World Peace isn't Metta World Peace ... his own home. 

We spoke with Ron Artest III -- who tells us behind closed doors, the Lakers star is simply Ron, just like his mother named him. 

By the way, RA3 is a prep basketball superstar who's being recruited by colleges all over the country ... and oh yeah, THE KID CAN DUNK!!! 

He also gave us some insight into Christmas at the Artest home ... and let's just say they ain't the Kardashians

Lenny Dykstra Call Me Stripper Santa ... Bring On the Bad Girls

12/17/2015 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Santa got some ass Wednesday night. 

Here's video of Lenny Dykstra ... dressed as St. Nick ... getting felt up and down by a bunch of strippers at Vivid Cabaret in NYC. 

After cracking a North Pole joke, Lenny actually gets serious -- and says it's Pete Rose who got the shaft this week ... saying he belongs in the Hall of Fame ... along with Bonds and Clemens. 

"The 3 best players in the whole history of the game aren't in ... something's wrong with that picture."

Check out the clip ... we've never seen a happier Lenny.  

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