Andrew Kimmel Mexican Travel Disaster Is Officially Going Hollywood!!!


Andrew Kimmel is finally saying "gracias" after his nightmarish trip to Mexico went viral ... telling us he's getting ready to make a movie about his wild 24-hour adventure.

Andrew, a TV and digital producer in Los Angeles, was on "TMZ Live" Monday to download us on his scary excursion to Cabo ... telling us movie offers are rolling in, and one project is already in the works!

When you see Andrew lay out the horrific trip -- which started as a simple one-day, year-end trip from L.A. to Cabo to maintain his American Airlines status -- it's easy to see why Hollywood wants to turn his story into a script. It's got tons of juicy themes like seedy bars, scammers, corrupt cops, bribery, jail, romance, and eventually ... a happy ending!!!

Ya gotta see his story because it's the ultimate silver lining ... and, honestly, we should all be this lucky! Although, to be fair, he had a ton of bad luck before it turned good.

Kylie Jenner Mystery NYE Dude Revealed ... But It Ain't Like That


Kylie Jenner started 2020 with a new love interest -- or that's at least what the internet thought -- after the billionaire posted several flirty pics with a new dude.

Kylie brought in the new year by partying it up in WeHo with friends ... but fans were quick to notice one guy made several appearances on her Instagram page and story.

The mystery dude is Zack Bia, a 23-year-old exec and DJ from L.A. who rubs elbows with everyone from Drake to The Weeknd. Bia also dated singer Madison Beer on and off over the years.

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Sources connected to the two tell us Zack and Kylie are just friends and have known each other for years. Bia has deep connections at Delilah -- the backdrop for Kylie's 21st -- and other L.A. clubs, so the two have become well acquainted.

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As for Travis and Kylie ... things appeared to get a little nasty at the end of 2019. Kylie posted a final "thirst trap" photo for the year, to which Travis seemingly replied "LOL."

However, Travis recently said he'd always love Kylie, the mother of his daughter.

While it's looking less and less like a Travis and Kylie romantic reboot will happen any time soon, they've become the perfect co-parents.

William Shatner From Captain Kirk To Captain Claus ... Plays Santa For LAPD

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William Shatner pulled a Christmas surprise out of his stocking for some hungry cops stuck working on Xmas ... filling their bellies with a tasty holiday spread.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the 'Star Trek' legend paid a visit to his local police station on Christmas day, pulling up with trays of corned beef and pastrami sandwiches and contributing the grub to a potluck for police.

Our sources say William also came bearing other tasty gifts from Brent's Deli -- bagels, lox and cream cheese. All part of a complete breakfast!!!

Captain Kirk kept spreading holiday cheer with the LAPD ... we're told William thanked those on the force for working on Christmas and also left behind a nice holiday card for the station.

All told, our sources say William dropped a few hundred bucks to feed the guys.

Put Shatner on Santa's nice list.

Christian McCaffrey Call Me Christian Kringle!!! Plays Santa For Olivia Culpo

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There were 12 presents waiting for Olivia Culpo under the tree this year ...

Well, 13 if you're counting NFL hunk Christian McCaffrey ... who threw on a Santa hat and put on a belated Christmas extravaganza for his gorgeous model girlfriend!!

The super-attractive couple reconnected on Thursday after spending time with their fams for the holidays ... and the Carolina Panthers stud pulled out all the stops with a bunch of gifts.

"It's never too late for Christmas and Santa's here!!!!!!!!!!," Culpo captioned the shot of McCaffrey under the tree while playing with a toy train.

The 23-year-old Pro Bowler kept the yuletide cheer going while rocking out to a rendition of "Feliz Navidad."

It's been one action-packed year for the duo since they started linking up back in May ... and they ended 2019 by celebrating McCaffrey becoming the 3rd player to ever rush AND receive 1,000 yards in one season.

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BTW -- Culpo was there to personally congratulate her mans right after the game ... so yeah, the dude is winning on and off the field for sure.

'Tis the season ... and shouts out to the beautiful couple for keeping the Christmas spirit alive for just a bit longer.

Soccer Superstar Franck Ribery Gifted $120k Rolex From Wife ... Happy New Year!!!

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International soccer superstar Franck Ribery is ringing in the new year in style ... by rockin' a sick, new Rolex from his wife ... and it's got a price tag of a whoppin' $120k!!

TMZ Sports has learned ... the French baller has been talking for a while about getting a nice timepiece ... so his wife, Wahiba, decided to hook her hubby up with the one-of-a-kind Rolly!!

We're told Wahiba hit up Franck's longtime friend, Gabriel the Jeweler, to come up with the fancy Sky Dweller ... which features 35 carats of VVS diamonds.

On top of that, Gabriel hooked it up with Franck's jersey number right below the Rolex crown!!

We're told this is the only watch of its kind ... and is worth a total of $120,000!!!

But, don't worry ... the dude is making MILLIONS to kick a ball around.

Celebs on New Year's Day Kick Off 2020 Partying, Relaxing ... All Over the World

Mark Wahlberg, Katy Perry and Jimmy Fallon were just some of the celebs who started the New Year on the right foot ... with some fun!!!

Marky Mark and the fam bam hit up Barbados ... where it apparently was blazing hot. Beats the New England winter, for sure. Mark and his son were spotted taking a dip in the warm Caribbean waters. Mark, of course, was shirtless and there were zero signs he put on holiday weight.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom ended up in the ski resort town of Aspen, Colorado ... where they shopped their freezing butts off. Seems they tried to stay on the DL while in the Rockies ... with Katy wearing a fuzzy green beanie and Orlando a cowboy hat.

Fallon, his wife, Nancy, and 2 daughters spent New Year's at the Happiest Place on Earth. They grinned ear-to-ear while hopping on tons of rides. They also went shopping.

Miami was also poppin' ... with CNN's Don Lemon and his fiance, Tim Malone, soaking up the sun. Ditto for 50 Cent and his GF, Jamira Haines. Jamie Foxx and his rumored GF, Sela Vave, did what peeps partying in Miami do best ... hopped on a yacht.

Bucs' Rakeem Nunez-Roches Abandoned Dog Has Happy New Year ... Adopted by New Family!!!

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The troubling story about Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches allegedly abandoning his Cane Corso has a happy ending ... because the sweet pooch has found a new forever home.

TMZ's learned the dog, whose name is Jitterbug, has been adopted by a woman named Andrea Johnson and her husband, Keith. Andrea tells us they already have a Cane Corso, and when they heard there was another at a Tampa rescue they drove to meet the pup and interview to adopt her.

Andrea says she explained to the rescue that Jitterbug would be in loving and caring hands because she and Keith are familiar with the breed ... and they have a large home with a big backyard and a pool.

Plus, Jitterbug will have a new canine pal in their other Cane Corso, whose name is Addi.

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The rescue group approved and the Johnsons picked Jitterbug up on New Year's Eve after she was spayed. We're told she's doing great ... and enjoyed her first meal of 2020 -- steak and sweet potatoes.

More positive news -- Andrea tells us she reached out to Rakeem's wife about Jitterbug to learn more about her temperament and what she likes, and she was very helpful.

Andrea says the wife filled her in on all the commands the dog knows, what food she prefers, her love of walks and car rides and that she's a great house dog and very chill.

We're told Rakeem's wife claims they had to give Jitterbug away because they are expecting a child, but it's still unclear how the dog ended up abandoned on the side of a busy road.

As we reported ... the Tampa Bay Bucs are looking into the situation.

Regardless of what they find ... things are looking up for Jitterbug. Happy New Year!!

Lady Gaga Makes Out with Mystery Man After NYE Show


Lady Gaga may have had the best New Year's Eve of anyone ... gettin' down onstage and off, and -- who's the dude?

Gaga brought the house down in Vegas, performing "Jazz + Piano" at Park Theater. She then beelined it down the strip to NoMad Restaurant and appeared at Brian Newman's "After Dark" show.

In the later appearance, Gaga sang "Fly Me to the Moon," and began a super sexy dance with Newman's wife, former Miss Exotic World winner Angie Pontani.

But then, at the stroke of midnight, Gaga shared a passionate kiss -- not a "friend" kiss by a longshot -- with a dark-haired, bearded dude named Michael. We don't know who he is, but Gaga sure does. She and Michael left hand-in-hand into the Vegas night.

As for Michael's identity ... don't know. It's not Bradley Cooper, so we're well down the road of process of elimination.

The Weeknd New Year's Eve in Grand Fashion!!!

The Weeknd kicked off a new decade by throwing a massive New Year's Eve bash at an $80 million estate.

The party went down in Bev Hills -- the super swanky part -- and the guest list was impressive. For starters, Travis Scott and French Montana attended, fresh off FM's scary, 2-week hospital stay.


In case you're wondering ... Kylie wasn't at the party with Travis. She was down the road in WeHo at Delilah nightclub.

The food was scaled down awesomeness -- tacos, french fries and churros. There was also an open bar.

As for the music ... The DJ did a big countdown, everyone celebrated and kissed at the stroke of midnight, and afterward, The Weeknd gave the DJ a fist pump for a job well done.

Post Malone Eats It Big During NYE Performance

Post Malone quite literally got the New Year started off on the wrong foot ... because he ate it during his big performance on ABC's big show.

Post was one of the many performances who jumped on stage in Time's Square as the countdown ticked off the last moments of the decade.

What's unclear ... was Post already in the crowd when he lost his footing or did he flat-out fall off the stage? What is clear ... security had to help him up.

Whatever happened ... Post seemed to take it in stride as he smiled to the crowd.

And, this may be nothing, but check this out. We got Post out Tuesday morning and he was wearing the same pinstripe suit he wore when he was talking to Ryan Seacrest.

We just posted a story Tuesday that Post has a new, clean-shaven look and a new face tattoo -- a spiked ball and chain.

Charlotte Flair Engaged to WWE Champ Andrade ... I Said 'Si!!!'

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WWE superstar Charlotte Flair is ringing in 2020 ... with a ring!!!

The 10-time WWE women's champ is officially engaged after her WWE superstar boyfriend, Andrade, popped the question on New Year's Eve!

"She said siiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!" 30-year-old Andrade announced late Tuesday night.

"Si," Flair posted herself a few minutes later.

Charlotte -- one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling and daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair -- went public with her relationship with Andrade back in April, when the two walked the red carpet at a Wrestlemania 35 event.

Andrade -- real name Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza -- is having a pretty good week ... he won the WWE's U.S. title on Dec. 26 after defeating Rey Mysterio.

The Mexican-born wrestler turned pro back in 2003 and worked the lucha libre circuit for years before eventually signing with WWE back in 2015.


DaBaby, Diddy, DJ Khaled Ringin' It In, Miami Style!!!

DaBaby, Diddy and DJ Khaled wanted to make it clear to the world ... New York was not the only place to jettison our last night in the decade ... Miami was in full-tilt celebration.

Lots of celebs crammed into Story Nightclub ... among them, Fat Joe, Winnie Harlow and Meek Mill and Jonathan Cheban. DJK and DaBaby both performed.

Story wasn't the only place to celebrate in the Sunshine State ... a short distance away, the Jonas Brothers were performing at the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach. They were joined on stage by their wives -- Sophie Turner, Priyanka Chopra and Danielle Jonas -- and toasted the crowd with some bubbly.

This is not part of the Jonas Bros tour ... it was a one-off for New Year's Eve. It wasn't cheap either ... $300 a pop.

BTW ... Winnie had a good night, hitting up both Story and Fontainebleau.

Pope Francis Two Quick Slaps ... To Lady Who Clutched His Arm


Pope Francis was almost held back in 2019 by an overzealous fan, who grabbed a hold of him and wouldn't let go ... that is, until Francis gave her a swat and a scolding.

The Pontiff was down in Vatican City Tuesday, ready to ring in the new year with a line of adoring fans and worshippers -- many of whom he was happily greeting and shaking hands with along his route. It was all going great, up to the point some woman got handsy.

Check it out ... it's a pretty surreal scene, especially seeing how PF handles it. Kinda feisty!

You see Francis going down the line -- and as he approaches the grabber, she actually ramps up by doing a crucifix blessing on herself in anticipation of making contact. Sure enough, he ends up shaking her hand, but she clamps on to his arm and yanks him back.

It definitely took the Pope by surprise, and not in a good way either. He slaps her hand a couple time and when his handlers finally step in, she releases him. Looks like his Holiness wasn't too pleased either ... walking away with a stern look on his face 😡

Oh, and that wasn't the only incident along the guard rails either. Apparently, some kid fell right in front of the Pope as he was walking along, and Francis was quick to attend to him and give him a pat on the head once he realized he was alright.

Take note, folks ... you can fall for the Pope, but don't try to make him fall for you. He'll get pissed.

Post Malone More Tats, Acting & Tunes in 2020 ... Happy NYE, Everyone!!!


Post Malone has a lot of plans for the new year -- and it sounds like it involves more ink on his mug ... this after debuting a brand new tat his mom may or may not approve.

The singer was in NYC Tuesday showing off his new face tattoo, which was glistening in the sun after a fresh shave. A journalist tracked him down and asked him about it -- apparently, Post's had this one in the brain chamber for a while and finally pulled the trigger.

It also sounds like it hurt like hell, considering how intricate it is. He tells the camera man there'll be more body art to come in the new year too ... also, he loves his ma.

Post also touched on his recent acting gig, and what might follow in front of the camera in the 2020s. Don't get too excited though ... he insists he's not going full Hollywood, mostly because he's got a face for radio and villainy (especially now). His words, not ours!


PM gets into a few other topics, including best albums of the year and what lies ahead for the Cowboys and head coach Jason Garrett. He's pretty diplomatic on both ... classic Post.

Best of luck in the new decade and beyond, bud ... keep the good vibes going.

'Friends' Get Your Fix Today ... Or Else You're Outta Luck


This is it, folks. If you want to want binge-watch "Friends" you better do it today, because the series is off the market for months when the clock strikes 12.

When the ball drops in Times Square, one of the most famous sitcoms in history will be 86'd from the Netflix menu. The reason ... Warner Media owns the 90's series, so it wants to put all 236 episodes on its new streaming service, HBO Max. Thing is ... the service won't launch until May.

Now, if you really just can't wait ... you can buy each episode for $1.99. All 10 seasons will set you back $200.

There's been talk about a "Friends" reunion, especially lately, but nothing's been confirmed.  Jennifer Aniston recently said, "We would love for there to be something, but we don't know what that something is. So we're just trying. We're working on something."

Holiday Feasts Prez Candidates Stuffing Their Face Here's What They're Full Of

As all the holiday food comes your way over these next couple weeks, feast your eyes on what presidential candidates (past and present) chose to eat on the campaign trail.

Everyone enjoys themselves a corn dog, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Rick Perry. But, don't forget about the turkey leg -- a holiday classic -- which is right up Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang's alley. Can you tell? Looks like they couldn't get a big enough bite.

Of course, pork chops was another favorite of candidates over the past few years. Folks like Kamala Harris, John Delaney and others made sure to get in some big bites when they could.

And, if you're really interested in a walk down memory lane ... take a gander at what past candidates like Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie and, of course, Barack Obama were into grubbing on back in the day.