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Matt Barnes

I'm With the Boss

Parties with Rick Ross

12/22/2014 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Matt Barnes rebounded from a crappy night on the court by hanging with Rick Ross and a bunch of other hip hop stars at a huge Hollywood after party.

Barnes was in the VIP at Supper Club for Rick's performance Saturday night in Hollywood. The Clippers star chilled with Rick, Wiz KhalifaMally Mall, and Ty Dolla Sign. Famous booty model Rosa Acosta, "Love and Hip Hop" star Sincere, and singer Anjali World (daughter of Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé) were also there.  

Earlier that night ... Matt put up a goose egg in 26 minutes on the floor in the Clippers game against the Bucks, but still won ... 106-102. 

Ricky Rozay makes everything better.

DJ Zedd

Zee Views at My New Mansion Are Zick

12/22/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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DJ Zedd HomeDJ Zedd's mostly famous for one hit here in the U.S. -- but that was more than enough for the guy behind "Clarity" to snatch up his own baller Hollywood Hills home.

Real estate sources tell us the deal was closed earlier this month for $3.9 million ... about half a mil less than the original listing price. 

The 3,443 square foot pad boasts 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, full security system, and of course ... the new must-have accessory -- heated salt water pool.

Dude knows how to drop the bass ... and a whole lot of dough.

Guess Who This

SANTA SITTER

TURNED INTO!

12/22/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1225_santa_ph_launchBefore this cheery Christmas kid was a gift to the Hollywood social scene she was just another golden little girl posing for a pic with Saint Nic. Can you guess who she is?!

What's The Big Frigin'

DIFFERENCE?!

12/21/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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While Santa has to figure out if Audrina Patridge is naughty or nice ... you have to figure out where the subtle changes are that we've snuck in for a special ho-ho-holiday gift!

**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photographs** 

Celebrity Scramble

GUESS WHO!

12/20/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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There's an a-list star under this Jewish star... can you look past this shalom scramble to guess who's behind this Hannukah head?

Stars With Xmas Trees

THEY DON'T WANT

NO SHRUBS

12/20/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1219_just_fir_fun_xmas_launchCelebs only except the biggest and the best things in life and Christmas trees are no exception ... Check out which stars took to social media to show how they've pined for the perfect trees.

Charlie Brown would be so disappointed.

"TOY SOLDIERS"

SINGER MARTIKA

'MEMBA HER?!

12/19/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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After a stint on the TV show "Kids Incorporated" -- Martika gained fame for singing the chart topping 1989 song "Toy Soldiers" and the not as popular songs "More Than You Know" and "I Feel The Earth Move." Guess what she looks like now!

President Obama

Cuban Cigar Crisis ...

La Foto Es Verdad!!

12/18/2014 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1218_barack_obama_cigar_photos_launchMove over Monica ... there's a new controversial cigar in the White House -- a Cuban fingered by President Obama in a photo many thought was fake, but we've learned it's the real deal. 

The original pic shows Obama Wednesday night ... sampling the aroma of what's alleged to be a Cuban cigar. It was posted on Reddit Thursday morning, and immediately the Internet started tearing it apart as a Photoshop job. 

TMZ has obtained several high-res pics of POTUS' run-in with the cigar -- and our photo/art experts say everything about them looks legit. Significant ... since Cuba and the U.S. just agreed to open embassies in each other's countries.

According to our D.C. sources ... the hand-off went down during the White House Hanukkah party -- when an invitee walked up and said, "Mr. President, here's a Cuban." Obama proceeded to give it a huge sniff and then held on to the gift. It's unclear if he pocketed it or handed it to the Secret Service. 

Considering Michelle Obama -- who's been known to make a stink about Barack's cigarette smoking -- was standing right next to him ... we're guessing he ditched it.

Beyonce, Jay Z

Lose Bidding War for Epic L.A. House

12/18/2014 3:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1218_beyonce_jay_z_beverly_hills_home_launchA 35-year-old Swedish video game programmer just got the prized house that Jay Z and Beyonce also wanted ... TMZ has learned.

Our real estate sources tell us ... Markus Persson plunked down $70 million cash for a 23,000 square foot palace in Bev Hills.

Markus can afford it ... he sold his company, Mojang -- which created the video game Minecraft -- to Microsoft for $2.5 BILLION.

As we reported, Beyonce and Jay Z visited the house multiple times and made an offer but Markus beat them out at 70.  

The other winners ... realtors Branden Williams and Ben Bacal who get a big fat commission check.

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Babe Ruth

SIX-FIGURES for Ultra-Rare Cap ...

Original Jordans Auctioned Too

12/18/2014 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Babe Ruth's game-worn baseball cap from a 1934 barnstorming trip to Japan just hauled in an amazing $303,277 in an auction ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

No, it's not gold-leafed or anything, but it did sit on the Babe's skull while he did some diplomatic work for the U.S. He was part of an American all-star team sent to Japan in 1934 to play 18 exhibition games.

The games were supposed to ease rising tensions between the U.S. and Japan, but failed. See WWII.

We're told the ball cap remained with the Ruth family until 30 years ago ... then changed hands twice ... before landing on the block this morning at Grey Flannel Auctions.

Another sports legend fetched big dollars too -- an original pair of Jordan's ... just not Air Jordans.
The CONVERSE shoes MJ wore during his '81-'82 season at UNC went to the top bidder for $33,378! 

We're told the winning bidders on both items want to remain anonymous.

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Guess Who This

BOWED BEAUTY

TURNED INTO!

12/18/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1225_wrapping_paper_kid_launchBefore this gifting little girl was a prepackaged pop star she was just another cute little kid getting into the Christmas spirit. Can you guess who she is?!

Gayle King

Surprised by Oprah ...

Sooo Much Cake to Camera

12/17/2014 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1217_gayle_king_60th_birthday_launchOprah Winfrey isn't surprising a talk show audience with lavish gifts ... but she can still uncork a great one for her BFF!

We're told Gayle King arrived with Oprah Tuesday night to Pier 59 Studios in NYC with a roomful of close friends and family -- all to celebrate Gayle's 60th birthday. Everyone was wearing 2 of Gayle's faves ... yellow and clogs (now that's love). 

Best part of the surprise though -- cake ... tons of cake! Oprah brought in 960 cupcakes from Baked by Melissa to spell out "Sweet 60th." That would be plenty for anyone else -- but this is Oprah and Gayle -- so the Melt Shop made custom grilled cheeses ... a truffle melt and a maple bacon melt.

Most delicious birthday ... ever!

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"Grandma Got Run Over"

SINGER DR. ELMO

'MEMBA HIM?!

12/17/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1216_dr_elmo_grandma_got_ran_over_launchDr. Elmo Shropshire is best known for his early '80s holiday novelty song -- which has sold over eleven million copies -- and now Christmas classic "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." Guess what he looks like now!

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