Ciara's baby won't be born for another month ... but she's already taking steps to make sure the kid appreciates the world of animals ... so she dropped $20K on an animal-themed nursery.
Our baby spies say Ciara and her fiance Future dared to shop at pricey Petit Tresor in L.A. ... dropping $1,800 on an 8-foot stuffed giraffe. They spent the balance on other stuffed animals, lion book ends and art work.
Ciara's been on a spending spree ... she was recently out shopping at another high end baby store with Kim Kardashian.
FYI - A REAL safari costs around $1,000 a day.
Guess Who This Culinary Kid
3/11/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this brown-haired girl was cookin' in the Hollywood spotlight... she was just another little girl flashing her smile for a school photo. Can you guess who she is?
Cures Post-Clooney Blues
3/11/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Horrible Display for Deposition
3/10/2014 10:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cop Sues Over Alleged
Naked Corpse Ogling
3/10/2014 5:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A Beverly Hills police officer has just sued the city -- claiming it punished him for reporting a fellow officer ... for allegedly ogling at Whitney Houston's naked body at the scene of her death.
Sgt. Brian Weir filed the lawsuit, claiming Sgt. Terry Nutall knelt beside Houston -- mere hours after her death -- and removed the sheet covering her body, saying, "Damn, she's still looking good, huh?"
Weir claims he came forward with the complaint soon after Whitney's death ... and was subsequently canned from his positions with the coveted SWAT and K-9 teams in retaliation. Weir claims he was also denied promotions and other benefits.
He's suing for unspecified damages.
Johnny Carson Sex Tape
That's NOT an Emmy in His Pocket
3/10/2014 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rakes in Millions in Pot Taxes
In One Month!
3/10/2014 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Marijuana could save the United States of America -- or at the very least Colorado -- because the State is $2 MILLION richer from its new marijuana tax -- and that's just for the month of January.
It's pretty staggering ... in the first month since the pot law became effective, more than $14 million worth of recreational weed was sold in the state. Taxes on gross sales reached $2.01 million.
Colorado has around 160 state-licensed pot stores and it's clear ... business is booming.
Luther Campbell To IRS
Me Owe You Long Time
3/10/2014 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The 2 Live Crew song "Face Down Ass Up" pretty much describes the position Luther Campbell finds himself in right now ... because the Tax Man's about to rip him a new one.
Campbell -- famous for the 2LC hit, "Me So Horny" -- just got slapped with a $74K federal tax lien.
According to IRS docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Luther didn't pay either all or some of his 2012 taxes.
Campbell famously fought the government once before and won ... after a federal appeals court threw out a ruling by a lower court judge that the group's album, "As Nasty As They Wanna Be," was obscene.
The Most Shocking Post-Prison Technology
That Blew My Mind
3/10/2014 2:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
After 5 years in prison, rapper Lil Boosie couldn't believe how dramatically the world changed in such a short period of time -- but one piece of technology stood out as the most mind-blowing.
When Boosie got locked up on drug charges back in 2009 ... there was no Instagram, no FaceTime, Google wasn't making glasses -- and during an interview Monday, Boosie talked about what the technology overload felt like after his release.
But one technological advancement was more unbelievable than the rest. Watch the video to find out.
Don't Crap Until AFTER the Maid Leaves
3/10/2014 1:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a tip Emily Post would approve of ... when nature calls, consider the help ... at least, that's the Brown Code that Bengals safety George Iloka lives by.
The 23-year-old defensive stud just faced that exact situation in his home ... tweeting:
"I gotta take a big ol s**t but my cleanin lady still here. And she super nice so I dont even wanna do her like that by tearin up the bathroom."
Way to do her a solid, man.
Catches Some TMZzzzzz's
3/10/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber was aggressively contentious during his 4 1/2 hour deposition Friday, but the videotape shows there were what seemed to be blackout periods as well.
We can't say for sure Justin nodded off during the depo, but it sure looks that way. His eyes closed and he seemed to be in a far away place.
People in his camp insist Bieber was not sleeping, but he does seem worn out during much of the questioning.
Maybe he should have slept more, because he looks worse when he's awake.
I Take Xanax Illegally
3/10/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber jumped the gun in his deposition Friday ... and in the process admitted he was taking
Rx meds illegally.
As you know, Justin is being sued by a photog who claims the singer instructed his bodyguard to beat him up.
During the questioning, the photog's lawyer asked Bieber if he had a prescription for Xanax. Before Justin's lawyer could object, the singer blurted out that he did not.
Justin's lawyer was clearly upset and told Bieber to hold his horses before answering.
It's a significant question ... because during Justin's DUI arrest cops say he admitted his mom had given him Xanax, and he tested positive for Xanax which is the basis for the DUI charge.
It probably won't impact the case. If Bieber was under the influence it doesn't matter whether he took it legally or not.
But it wasn't the smartest thing for him to say.
3/10/2014 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Channing Tatum's got brown hair ... but he had a real blonde moment in L.A. last night.
Tatum was gassing up his vintage pick-up when we asked about the head transplant research going on in Italy right now -- seriously, it's a real thing.
We asked Channing if he could put his head on any person's body in the world ... which body would he pick? It was a pretty straightforward question, but Channing's answer ... just listen for yourself.
And right when you think the situation couldn't get any dumber -- our camera guy takes it to a whole new level.