Taylor Swift Merry Dirty Thirty Bday Bash Post-Jingle Ball

Taylor Swift turned 30 this weekend ... and it played like a star-studded Christmas special on network television. Nothin' but the best for TayTay!!!

The pop star performed Friday night at Madison Square Garden for iHeartRadio's annual Jingle Ball concert, where her Dirty 30 was acknowledged on stage with a giant birthday cake -- courtesy of the iHeart team and Elivs Duran, who led a communal "Happy Birthday."

She also got a sweet video montage of birthday wishes from tons of her celeb pals and contemporaries ... including Katy Perry, Niall Horan, Ryan Seacrest, Lauv, BTS, Why Don't We, Lizzo, 5 Seconds of Summer, Samuel L. Jackson, Camila Cabello and others.

Then came the real celebration ... which basically doubled as a holiday party.

Stars on hand to party with TSwift included Halsey, Camila, Abigail Lauren, Fletcher, Gigi Hadid, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Cazzie David, Jack Antonoff and more. Everyone posed for Christmas-style group shots, with most wearing Santa hats and holding Xmas decor.

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Her birthday cake was also on theme ... covered in cat heads. She's a well-known cat mom.

Of the festivities, Taylor wrote ... "Honestly spending my 30th with the fans who have made my life what it is at jingle ball, then throwing the most aggressive holiday party known to womankind... I just.. seriously feel so lucky for you all and will spend forever trying to find ways to say thank you."

Offset 28th Birthday Does Not Disappoint ... Cardi B Cheers on Stripper During Lap Dance!!!

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Offset and Cardi B had way more fun than you Friday night ... at least that's a safe bet!

There was a pretty spectacular party in downtown L.A. in celebration of the 28th birthday of the Migos member.

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Where to start. Lots of strippers. A bank safe full of bills ... it's a combination that never fails. Offset got a lap dance as his wife cheered both him and the stripper on. The forecast was rain and plenty of it, due in large part to Offset's tried-and-true technique.

As for eats ... Popeyes chicken sandwiches for starters.

BTW ... Migos has partnered with Uber Eats and Popeyes to launch a "Migos Menu" with different deals named after each member. The promotion was launched after Quavo posted an Instagram video of himself selling Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches from his car for $1,000 a pop!)

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When the party ended, Cardi shows us a floor littered in $1s.

Happy birthday Offset, and way to throw a party!!!

Jamie Foxx Tequila Bday Bash with Lil Jon!!! Turn Down for Whaaaat?

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Jamie Foxx was in the mood to go, go, go to town on a bottle of tequila with Lil Jon ... because that's just how he does 52!!!

Jamie hit up Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand in Las Vegas just after midnight Friday -- the official kickoff for his birthday -- and put his heart and soul into chugging the bottle ... with encouragement from Jon and the crowd.

We're told Foxx arrived with a group of about 20 people ready to party with him for his 52nd bday, and they got a VIP table next to the DJ booth ... where Lil Jon was performing.

Shots were flowing, of course, and both guys took pulls straight from the bottle to get things going. We're told LJ got Jamie onstage around 2:45 AM and told the house, "I’ve known Jamie for a long time, and he’s a good, real person. He ain’t down with all that Hollywood BS."

The duo then had some more Don Julio 1942 and danced to Lil Jon's classic track, "Turn Down For What" ... before he popped a bottle of champagne and showered Foxx.

Good times? YEAH!!! Whaaat?

A$AP Rocky Back in Sweden ... Concert Theme: Love and Unity, in a Jail Cell!!!

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1:30 PM PT -- Rocky's first show back in Sweden is going swimmingly ... and the rapper's brought a theme of love and unity. He's clearly very appreciative of everyone showing up for him, and it seems like they're all on board with his message.

It doesn't look like he's forgotten about his last trip to the country though. Check it out ... looks like his stage setting is a giant jail cell. Nice.

A$AP Rocky is back in the land of milk and honey -- where he was once jailed for weeks on end -- and despite some stormy weather, he's having a blast with locals this time around.

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Flacko was seen leaving his hotel in Stockholm Wednesday a few hours before he's set to take the stage at the Ericsson Globe arena. A$AP had one of his handlers holding an umbrella, but he's hardly trying to go incognito.

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This is the first time Rocky's been back in Sweden since he was released from custody in August, during his assault trial ... and he's spending a lot of time in "the slums" ... his words. He'd told us he wanted to go to an area known as the "no go zone" to spend time with underprivileged fans -- and he's true to word.

You'll recall ... A$AP also wanted to go back to the prison where he was held for a month to perform for the inmates. Prison officials seemed open to it at first -- but he got shot down at the last second, when he finally submitted a formal request.

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Sweden's Prison and Probation Service cited overcrowding at their facility and other security and logistical concerns for not accommodating the rapper.

All good though ... he's gonna do his own thing across the way in front of folks who love him. No harm, no foul.

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Lizzo 'Jingle Jam' Hampered by Mic Probs, But ... The Juice Still Flowed!!!

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Lizzo's mic cut out repeatedly at a big gig in Indianapolis, but she didn't just get named Entertainer of the Year for nothing ... and made sure the show went on.

The "Truth Hurts" singer was the headliner Tuesday night at the 99.5 ZPL Jingle Jam at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, but midway through her second song, "Cuz I Love You" ... technical glitches made things less than good as hell.

Lizzo's wireless microphone went silent and she didn't know it, and for some reason ... nobody alerted her until she'd powered through the rest of the track unaware nobody could hear her.

The Rock, Kevin Hart Dune Buggies for 'Jumanji' Premiere ... But Jack Black Steals The Spotlight!!!

A NEXT LEVEL PREMIERE
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Kevin Hart and the cast of 'Jumanji' made one helluva an entrance for their premiere ... riding dune buggies down Hollywood Boulevard!!!

Dwayne was behind the wheel and Kevin was riding shotgun Monday night as they weaved through Hollywood before ultimately ending up at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Also riding along were Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Golden Globe nominee Awkwafina.

Leave it to The Rock to rock the hell out of a blue suit with metallic gold roses. Seriously, no one else can pull that off.

His longtime companion and new wife, Lauren Hashian, joined him at the premiere looking every bit like a superstar herself. Dwayne's mom, Ata Johnson, also attended.

But, when it came time to strike a pose ... Jack Black blew them all away with tons of karate kicks, jumping, pointing and flipping his hair. Where does he get the energy? Nvm, don't answer that.

Naturally, everyone present ate it up, though.

Andy Ruiz On Anthony Joshua Loss ... I Partied Too Hard and Ate Everything!

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"I think I ate everything ... EVERYTHING ... that's why I gained so much weight."

That's Andy Ruiz keeping it all the way real about his loss to Anthony Joshua -- admitting to TMZ Sports he just let himself go leading up to the rematch.

"I was having too much fun, I was celebrating too much," the former heavyweight champ told us at LAX.

Ruiz says his partying was also out of control leading to the Dec. 7 fight in Saudi Arabia -- "Just being with my friends and just celebrating. Drinking a few more Coronas than I should have."

FYI, Ruiz weighed in at 284 lbs for the rematch -- 15 pounds heavier than his weight for the June 1 fight, when he shocked the world with a 7th round TKO over the British superstar.

Still, Andy tells us he was impressed with his performance despite being out of championship shape.

"Even out of shape, even the way that I was training back and forth (between Mexico and California) ... f**king, I did pretty good, dude! I did pretty good! But, I wish I had taken it more serious."

Ruiz lost via unanimous decision -- and even though he suffered a gnarly cut over his eye in the fight, he's in pretty good spirits. He also showed us the cut and it's already all stitched up.

Now, Ruiz says he plans to take some time off and hang with his family before trying to lock down a 3rd fight with Joshua ... a fight Andy says he'll PROPERLY train for.

"For the 3rd fight, I'm gonna give it all I got! I want those belts back!"

Dave Grohl C'mon Up, We're Pounding Beers!!!

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Dave Grohl is taking audience participation to the next level ... 'cause if you're thirsty at a Foo Fighters show, ya just might score a free beer ... and slam it onstage with Dave!!!

FF played the Intersect Music Festival in Las Vegas Saturday night, and Dave invited one lucky, Santa hat-wearing, beer-loving fan up for a shotgun challenge. Both cracked their cans of brew -- Coors Light, apparently -- at the same time.

Looks like the fan edged out Dave, who has lots of experience drinking onstage -- it's kinda his thing.

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Although, thankfully, this time he managed to avoid falling. Dave joked that shotgunning made the beer "surprisingly refreshing."

Later, he got serious (not really) about getting his plans for after the show. Remember, they were playing a festival, and apparently Dave was keeping a close eye on the EDM acts playing a neighboring stage.

He openly admitted he was gonna need a few more beers before getting his dance on. We doubt it.

Cardi B Nigerian Strippers LOVE Me!!! 1st Africa Gig Already LIT

BLESS THE RAINS DOWN IN AFRICA

Cardi B's gonna mess around and bring floods to Africa ... if she keeps making it rain the way she did in a Nigerian strip club ahead of what's going to be a historic gig for her.

Actually, Cardi's already making history if you ask the dancers inside the club she took over Friday night in the city of Lagos. Not only did seemingly EVERY stripper jump in a giant selfie with the rapper, but they went home covered in naira.

Here's your international travel tip for the day: Nigeria's currency is the naira, and Cardi came with stacks on stacks on stacks of 'em when she hit the VIP. The video is pretty insane.

While the DJ pumped Cardi's music, every stripper got a chance to entertain the queen.

Mind you, this is a business trip. Cardi's performing at the Livespot X Festival Saturday in Lagos, and then in neighboring Ghana on Sunday. This is Cardi's first time on the African continent, and she said on IG she wants to experience the "real" Nigeria ... not just a hotel.

She's off to a great start!!!

BTW, don't be alarmed by the video -- it's about 400 nairas to $1 US -- so Cardi won't go broke in the club.

Kendall Jenner A Little Reading ... In Very Little Bikini

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Kendall Jenner's down in Miami Beach, chilling on a yacht, soaking up the sun and hitting up parties, but she's still thinking about being someone else ... or so her reading list would suggest.

Kendall hopped on a yacht Friday -- the SS Groot to be exact -- and slipped into a tiny, burnt orange bikini. She's been in Miami all week for Art Basel, so of course, she still looked uber-fashionable by rocking a slick green jacket too.

As for her choice in literature -- she's reading "Tonight I'm Someone Else" by Chelsea Hodson, a collection of essays described as a thoughtful, passionate account of a woman's life experiences.

Kendall's recent experiences have included straddling Bella Hadid poolside and playing DJ at a popular nightclub, so if she wants to trade places with someone ... odds are she'll get more than a few takers.

French Montana Finally Out of the Hospital ... But 1 Month Bed Rest Ahead

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French Montana is finally out of the hospital after a nearly 2-week stay, and while he still has a long road to recovery ... he also has a new album to help motivate him.

Sources close to French say he was released from West Hills Hospital in the San Fernando Valley earlier this week. It's a big step forward, but doctors have ordered at least 30 more days of bed rest at home.

That means no working, traveling, exercising, performing or partying for the next month, which is a bit of a bummer considering his new album, "Montana" dropped Friday.

We're told docs believe French's various symptoms were the result of seriously overworking himself. Those symptoms included intense stomach pains, dehydration and exhaustion. He also had an elevated heart rate which we're told is back under control after the extended hospital stay.

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On a positive note, "Montana" contains features from Drake, Cardi B, Chris Brown, Swae Lee, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Travis Scott, Post Malone and A$AP Rocky. We got a few snippets from some of the new tracks.

Our sources say French is anxious to get back to feeling 100%, so he can get back on the road for appearances and performances -- but that's on the back burner, for now.

TMZ broke the story, French was first hospitalized and placed in the ICU 2 weeks ago. Cops were called to his home for what turned out to be a false burglary alarm, but while interacting with French determined he needed medical help, citing possible intoxication.

Post Malone & Swae Lee All Love at GQ After Party ... Posty Gets Sentimental!!!

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Post Malone and Swae Lee kept the party going for GQ after its annual Men of the Year awards week ... and the "Wow." rapper let everyone know how happy he was to do it.

Both stars got on the mic at the official GQ After Party Thursday night at The West Hollywood EDITION and performed their hit song, "Sunflower" ... and Posty took some time afterward to get poetic with the crowd.

He expressed how important it was for everyone to have a good time and love each other ... and made it abundantly clear how thankful he is to be who he is.

Post was certainly in supportive company ... the party was loaded with stars who were also there to have a "good ass f***in' time."

Just some of the names on the guest list included Lil Nas X, Nick Kroll, Billy Eichner, Jesse Williams, Darren Criss, Dwight Yoakam, 6lack and even Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) from "Succession."

Good times indeed.

Kourtney Kardashian Back with Younes ... They've Been A 'Thing' for Months

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1:23 PM PT -- Sources close to the two tell us they've actually been seeing each other for several months. We're told it's been very private and things are moving slow, but they're definitely a couple.

Kourtney Kardashian keeps her friends and family close and her exes closer ... partying it up behind the DJ booth with Younes Bendjima.

Kourt was spotted at LIV in Miami Beach around 2 AM Thursday with her ex-boyfriend, and we're told they were together and very cozy the entire time at the nightclub.

One witness says they looked very much like a couple -- talking, laughing and enjoying the music -- but also seemed like they were trying to avoid being seen ... they mostly remained in a little corner of the club.

This isn't the first time they've been back together since their August 2018 breakup though ... we got them at a coffee shop earlier this year, and they appeared to be on very good terms then too.

Kourtney and Younes are in Miami for Art Basel. They also both attended the Dior Men's Fall 2020 fashion show Tuesday, though not together.

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Of course, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid are also hanging out in Miami this week ... and both ladies were partying at LIV as well. They also were spotted eating at Swan restaurant and hanging out at E11even nightclub.

Kendall even got on-stage and took control of the DJ booth for a bit. We're told she chose some hits by Miley Cyrus and Travis Scott ... but didn't play "Reunited" by Peaches & Herb for her sister and Younes.

Missed opportunity.

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O.J. Simpson Cuts a Rug With 2 Blonde Women at Vegas Bar

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Here's O.J. Simpson dancing his face off at a Vegas bar with TWO blonde women ... who don't seem to care that he killed 2 people back in 1994.

The 72-year-old convicted felon hit up the Sand Dollar Lounge on Wednesday night -- sporting a dark beanie -- and hit the dance floor hard!!!

We're told people in the place LOVED him, treated him like a rock star ... and O.J. posed for pics and signed autographs for anyone who asked.

Simpson has been out of prison since Oct. 2017 -- where he served nearly 9 years for a 2007 armed robbery -- and this is typical of the treatment he gets at MOST places he goes these days.

We've done multiple stories on fans lining up to pose with The Juice at hot spots all over Sin City ... but this is the first time we've seen him up close and personal with women.

Of course, Simpson was found not guilty of murder, in the criminal case, in the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman ... but was later sued for wrongful death by Goldman's family where a jury found Simpson liable.

Simpson was ordered to pay the Goldman family $33.5 million -- but the Goldmans have said they've only received a fraction of what they're owed.

But, clearly, Simpson's got enough cash these days to pay for drinks ...

Kendall Jenner Saddles Up with Bella ... Poolside in Miami

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Here's Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid just trying to stay low-key and under the radar in Miami and ... OH MY GOD KENDALL'S STRADDLING BELLA!!!

The smokin' hot models are in Miami this week for Art Basel, and they took a break from the festivities to soak up rays poolside at The Setai Miami Beach.

Kendall's really feeling the hump day vibes ... climbing on top of Bella and straddling her before getting into their bikinis. Bella certainly didn't seem to mind, flashing a huge and playful grin.

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Kendall eventually returned to her own lounge chair, and the girls showed off their flawless figures in some super skimpy bikinis. The sex appeal is real.

BTW ... Kendall and Bella are both officially single.

Art Basel is cool and all ... but these two are the real works of art.

Tiffany Haddish I'm 40 and Jewish ... Time for a 'Black Mitzvah'!!!

Tiffany Haddish is celebrating 3 things at once, and they all center around her Jewish heritage ... something she's leaning into as she hits the big 4-0.

The comedian and actress turned 40 on Tuesday and decided to ring it in by throwing a 'Black Mitzvah.' What the hell is that? Well, it's not only the title of her new Netflix stand-up special -- which dropped Tuesday -- but it also looks like a kick-ass freakin' party.

Tiff's bday bash/bat mitzvah went down at the SLS Hotel in Bev Hills, where friends like Jimmy Kimmel, Kevin Nealon and Sinbad -- to name just a few -- helped her celebrate.

If you hadn't heard, Tiffany learned she was part Jewish a bit late in life -- age 27, apparently -- with her father revealing he was an Eritrean Jew. That spurred her to learn more about the culture, and now she's dedicated her comedy special to it.

She's also been studying Hebrew, so she seems to be taking it seriously. Funny enough, Tiff used to work at bar and bat mitzvahs -- she says she was an "energy producer" at events. You can see that's a perfect gig for her.

Now, she's finally come of age ... complete with the "Hora" and "Hava Nagila." 28 years delayed, but better late than never. Mazel, Tiff!!!