'Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik was found dead Thursday in a Philadelphia hotel ... TMZ has learned … and the circumstances surrounding his death are mysterious.
Sources close to the couple tell us Bendik -- a 35-year-old nightclub owner -- was in Philly on a business trip, and Becca was with him. The couple had been out on the town celebrating with friends Wednesday night -- and we're told everything seemed normal.
At some point they returned to their hotel.
A hotel maid found Bendik's body on Thursday afternoon. It's unclear at this point where Becca was when the body was found.
The Philadelphia Medical Examiner would only confirm that Bendik's body was found, and offered no other details.
Bendik ran several major clubs around the country, but especially in Los Angeles … where he was the Director of Operations at DBA Nightclub. He also was a co-owner of AV Nightclub.
We're told Bendik was not known as a partier, and friends are shocked and devastated by his sudden death.
Calls to Tobin's reps have not been returned.
One eerie twist -- Sunday will mark one year since the death of Cory Monteith … who died in a Vancouver hotel room from a drug overdose.
DBA posted a tribute to Matt outside of the club.
Story developing ...
Honey Boo Boo
Smashes Melon Eating Contest!!
Other Kids Can't Hang
6 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo absolutely inhaled a giant slice of watermelon, and taught a table full of kids a valuable lesson -- she will RUIN YOU in competitive eating!
It all went down in Panama City, FL -- where HBB and the fam are vacationing -- during a children's watermelon eating contest, and honestly ... Joey Chestnut himself would applaud the 8-year-old girl's performance.
It's clear from the video -- the 7 other kids never stood a chance. Just like that poor, poor melon.
Mama June taught her baby good ... never waste a single drop of food.
My Gruesome Ass Renovation
16 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
"Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano got worked over HARD by a plastic surgeon -- while wide awake -- all in the pursuit of the perfect Brazilian butt, and the video is a total train wreck ... centered on the caboose, of course.
Graziano tells TMZ she sought out fat-sucking lipo doc Ayman Shahine to harvest gobs of fat from her butt and lower back to re-shape her ass. As we told you ... GG from "Shahs of Sunset" also got the procedure recently.
According to Doc Shahine, Renee's fat transfer took under 2 hours ... and he recorded it for a possible reality TV show.
Two highlights: Renee's groggy testimonial -- and the giant Italian moon that's about to hit your eye like a big pizza pie.
It won't be Amore.
With NFL Players & Hot Chicks
7/10/2014 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stop us if you've heard this one before ... Johnny Manziel hit the club last night with a bunch of hot chicks -- only this time, there were a couple fellow NFL players in the entourage ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Guess Who This
26 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Before this pint-sized strongman was part of one of the coolest crews in Hollywood he was just another cool kid busting a flex in Brooklyn, New York. Can you guess who he is?
That Ass ...
Picked Up New Tricks
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'Lost' Star Emilie de Ravin/Hubby
OK, This Time
WE're REALLY Divorcing
7/10/2014 4:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Emilie de Ravin -- who starred in "Lost" and "Once Upon a Time" -- and her husband are getting a divorce ... the question, are they crying wolf again?
Emilie's husband, Joshua Janowicz, -- also an actor -- filed legal docs this week to end their 7-year marriage. Sounds clean, except for:
-- Emilie filed for divorce in 2007 ... 6 months after they got married.
-- The divorce lay dormant for 2 years ... Joshua was never even served with legal papers
-- In 2009 Joshua got served, and the couple announced they were getting divorced
-- They never got divorced.
So now Joshua cites irreconcilable differences. In his new legal docs, he says they've been separated since November.
They just can't quit each other ... or maybe now they can.
Little Willie Style
... Woo, Ha Ha!
7/10/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Will Smith's firstborn son co-starred with him in the "Just the Two of Us" music video -- but we hadn't seen much of Trey Smith since then ... until our camera guy bumped into him in the Valley.
Trey's not nearly as famous as his dad -- or his little siblings -- but check him out ... still an awesome guy.
Eva and Ryan
7/10/2014 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Either way you cut it ... Eva Mendes will give birth to an objectively beautiful baby ... whether it's a boy or a girl -- so concludes a noted forensic artist.
Joe Mullins -- a forensic artist for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children -- studied photos of Eva and Ryan and used computer technology to predict what the kid's gonna look like. Obviously not a precise science, but still fun to predict.
The sex doesn't matter ... the kid wins the lottery of looks. Period.
I'm Losing Billions to Fake Beats from China
7/10/2014 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Dre -- who just made a fortune selling off Beats headphones -- wants to stop cheap, Chinese-made knockoffs from jacking his reputation ... so his company is suing alleged counterfeiters for what could easily be BILLIONS of dollars!
In the lawsuit, Beats claims a nefarious group of unnamed websites based in China ... are getting filthy rich selling cheaply-made, counterfeit headphones, bearing the red "b" logo -- and raking in more than $135 BILLION in revenue.
Beats points out it's the headphone of choice for Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Diddy and tons of other celebs ... according to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ -- so it has a vested interest in protecting its trademark.
Beats is suing to stop all sales of the forgeries ... and to take over all of the domain names used by websites hawking the fakes.
Dre and co. also want ALL profits from the head-phonies. And that's no dim sum.
I'm Not Racist or Homophobic
... Just Angry
7/10/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dallas Davidson says he only screamed racial and homophobic slurs during his bar fight in Nashville because someone sent him into a blind rage.
Dallas tells TMZ he was provoked into an altercation and lost his temper while defending himself. Cops say he hurled racial slurs and screamed, "There's that f***ing fa****t that punched me."
Dallas says he's not racist or homophobic, adding ... "Although I cannot defend what I said, I am sorry for my insensitivity." He did not elaborate about who started the fight or why.
TMZ broke the story ... the country lyricist was arrested at Tin Roof in downtown Nashville for public intoxication and disorderly conduct after allegedly trying to start fights with various bar patrons.
Teen Hunter Kendall Jones
Facebook Page with 'Kill Threat'
7/10/2014 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The "Kill Kendall Jones" Facebook page has been mysteriously taken down.
TMZ broke the story this morning ... Kendall's dad Cody went on the attack against Facebook because the site refused to remove the threatening page, saying it did not rise to the level of genuine risk or physical harm.
Cody disagreed, noting the page showed animals similar to the ones Kendall killed during her hunts but in reverse ... the prey were the victors, standing over the body of the hunter.
Facebook has not given a reason for the take down ... at least so far.
Fired 'Legal Weed' Security Guard
I'll Work for Pot!!!
7/10/2014 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who claims he was fired after getting the doobie-ous title, first person to buy legal weed in Washington -- says he's already on the hunt for a new job ... and he's trading on his newfound stoner fame.
Mike Boyer -- a security guard in Spokane -- says he was sacked after making the news for being the first guy in the state to buy legal buds.
Mike tells us his employer made him to take a drug test, but he told them he'd fail ... so his employer gave him the boot before the results came in -- even though he says his record was spotless.
Mike says he doesn't regret his new-found distinction ... and now he's looking to cash in on his local fame. He's hit up every dispensary in town and filled out an employment application.
Mike adds, "I'm the number one guy for legal weed in Washington."