Pierre Garcon is gunning to run his own PIZZA EMPIRE -- after locking up deals with TWO pizza companies ... and he tells TMZ Sports he's modeling himself after another pizza legend -- Peyton Manning.
The Washington Redskins WR was hangin' at Paisano's in Virginia yesterday -- where he's the spokesman for the company -- and sporting a shirt for his new doughy endeavor Spinfire ... where pizzas are whipped up in 90 seconds.
Clearly, Garcon is betting on the pie industry to be as good to him as it has been to his former Indianapolis Colts teammate Peyton Manning ... who owns 21 Papa John's restaurants in the Denver area.
"I just followed in his footsteps," Garcon said ... "He taught me a lot ... so I'm just trying to be like him."
BONUS -- Pierre also tells us the best pizza for a hangover! Check out the clip.
Turned Down HUGE Vegas Offer
8/27/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Williams turned down a huge Las Vegas offer 2 years before he died ... and sources connected with Robin tell us it's further proof he did NOT have money troubles.
TMZ has obtained an AEG Live document to Robin ... offering him $600,000 to headline 2 shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
We're told Robin's people turned the offer down ... he was shooting "The Crazy Ones" at the time. Robin's people -- who have maintained all along money was not a factor in his suicide -- tell TMZ if he was really cash-strapped he would have done some moonlighting in Vegas to rake in some dough.
Under the proposal ... ticket prices ranged from $75 - $150.
'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta'
Allegations Crack Cocaine
Triggered Violent Brawl
8/27/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A vicious "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" brawl has triggered a lawsuit ... which now alleges one of the stars was smoking crack cocaine at the reunion show.
Althea Eaton has filed suit against Joseline Hernandez, who is caught on tape punching Althea in the face and dragging her to the ground ... then hitting and scratching her for good measure.
In the suit, Althea claims eyewitnesses allegedly observed Joseline smoking crack cocaine out of a pipe backstage during the show. Althea believes Joseline was high as a kite when she attacked.
It's interesting ... Althea is NOT suing the show or the network, which means one of 2 things:
1. Producers didn't orchestrate the fight
2. They did but she needs the job
Priceless Script Signed By Oprah Stolen
8/27/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A precious script from "The Butler" -- signed by Oprah and the rest of the cast -- has been stolen ... and cops think it could turn up at an L.A. sale.
Co-producer David Jacobson came home recently to find his doors flung wide open, his Hollywood house ransacked and his car missing. A frantic Jacobson searched inside and quickly noticed one of the pilfered items was the prized script.
Cops determined Jacobson was hit by a burglar who had broken into other homes in the area.
We're told 2 other victims found some of their stolen property at a nearby garage sale. Cops talked to the people who were running the sale and the guy told them who gave him the stuff to sell.
So cops got a search warrant for the suspect's house -- Police found several stolen items and arrested 3 people at the house, but the script was nowhere to be found.
Accused of Packing AK-47 on Tour
8/27/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Young Jeezy didn't have just any old weapon when he was busted Sunday ... he was armed with a military style AK-47 ... according to court docs.
We're told Jeezy is one of 6 people who've been charged with possessing the assault rifle ... a felony charge. All of the suspects were on the rapper's tour bus when cops found the weapon, and our sources say they all got charged because no one copped to owning it.
We broke the story ... cops searched the bus while investigating the deadly shooting at Wiz Khalifa and Jeezy's concert last Friday.
Two of Jeezy's entourage members are already convicted felons ... so they got 2 additional charges.
BET Made Me Diss Blue Ivy
In Tasteless Joke
8/26/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Karrueche Tran is blaming BET for the fact she ripped Beyonce and Jay Z's little girl with a harsh joke about her hair while hosting "106 & Park."
The joke took a shot at Blue Ivy's hairdo and no one ever combing it -- but it quickly blew up in Karreuche's face when incensed Bey and Jay fans unleashed a vicious social media attack on her.
A source close to Chris Brown's GF tells TMZ ... she read the joke cold off a teleprompter -- it was in a script that had been changed by producers at the last-minute -- and she never saw it beforehand.
We're told ... it was a live show and KT had no choice but to read what was on the prompter. Afterward, she and her manager went nuclear because they also thought the joke -- about a 2-year-old -- was mean-spirited and in poor taste.
Karrueche tells TMZ she actually admires Blue's 'do, saying ... "I love that Blue is able to wear her natural hair." She added she would never disrespect Beyonce and Blue Ivy.
BET President Stephen Hill also apologized, saying he reached out to Beyonce and Jay Z ... and has "taken punitive actions" with the producers responsible for putting Karrueche in that position.
Paul Walker's Mom
Files for Divorce
8/26/2014 1:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker's mom has pulled the trigger on her 30-year marriage ... filing for divorce.
In the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Cheryl Walker cites she's been separated from Paul Walker III for almost 12 years.
Sources connected with the couple tell us her decision to file has nothing to do with her son's death last year.
We're told they had a very bad, tumultuous marriage and the separation was anything but amicable.
Cheryl is asking for spousal support.
In terms of assets ... she listed a gun collection and a house.
Scott Weiland Doppelganger
Officially No Longer
8/26/2014 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jason Michael Hurley won't be dragging Scott Weiland's name through the mud any longer, because from this point forward ... he'll be going through the legal system using his real name.
As TMZ first reported, the Beverly Hills PD announced last week they arrested the former Stone Temple Pilots front man for burglary and meth possession ... problem was ... it wasn't actually him. A look-alike with a Stone Temple Pilots cover band in the works claimed to be Weiland and cops never checked it out.
Hurley was back in court Tuesday where he pled not guilty and was then sent back to jail ... where he's been for a month.
I Ain't No Snitch
Not Talking to Cops
8/26/2014 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight is NOT talking to cops about the 6 bullets that penetrated his body ... refusing to drop a dime on anyone.
Sources close to Suge tell us ... the wounded mogul is fully conscious, although on several occasions police were turned away on false info -- that he was supposedly sedated.
But during one visit cops were actually allowed to see Suge. A source tells us when they asked about the shooting ... Suge acted disoriented, asking, "I was shot?"
We're also told witness cooperation has been minimal. If no one steps forward it will be tough to identify who pulled the trigger ... even though the gunman is on surveillance video at 1Oak.
Investigated for Attempted Robbery
For Lunging at Fan
8/26/2014 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is under investigation for several crimes -- including attempted robbery -- for lunging at a fan at an arcade and sports bar ... attempting to get the guy's cell phone.
Justin and Selena Gomez were at Dave & Buster's Monday night when a fan started taking cell phone pics and video of the two. Law enforcement sources say ... Justin lunged at the guy ... in an attempt to take his cell phone and presumably erase the pics and video.
Justin's security held him back and he never made contact with the fan.
Police were called but before they arrived Justin booked it out of there.
Our law enforcement sources say the fan wants to press charges and Justin is being investigated ... and the possible crimes are attempted battery, attempted theft (stealing the pics) and attempted robbery (grabbing the camera in an attempt to permanently deprive the fan of the pics and video).
Justin could be in big trouble, because he's on probation in the egging case and violating the law could trigger a probation violation which could land him in jail.
We called Bieber's rep. They have no comment.
Marlon Wayans Sued
I Ain't No Cleveland Brown Lookin' N****
... Says Actor
8/25/2014 6:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Marlon Wayans uncorked what might seem like a hysterical comparison between an actor and Cleveland Brown -- but the actor's not laughing ... TMZ has learned he's suing Marlon for racial discrimination and harassment.
Pierre Daniel says he was hired for a part in "A Haunted House 2" -- written and produced by Marlon -- and last September Marlon posted a side-by-side pic of Daniel and the animated character Cleveland Brown on social media. The pic was captioned, "Tell me this n***a don't look like ... THIS N***A!!! Ol Cleveland Brown ass lookin."
Honestly, seems to be a slight resemblance -- but in his lawsuit, Daniel says Marlon wasn't cracking a joke ... he was essentially cyber-bullying.
Daniel says Marlon's post was racially motivated and mocked his appearance, especially his afro ... according to the docs filed today, and obtained by TMZ. Daniel also accuses Marlon of leering at him and rolling his eyes.
The lawsuit does not say where any of this went down -- but Daniel says the comparison seriously injured him by causing "shock, pain, discomfort and/or anxiety" ... and as a result he can no longer work as an actor.
He's suing Marlon and the movie's production company for unspecified damages. We've reached out to Marlon's camp, but no word back yet.
Ditto for Cleveland. Kidding. His rep dropped him when he got canceled.
The Biggest OJ Attack Since '94
8/26/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A big German guy guzzled some OJ at McDonald's and claims he got supersized -- with a 4" spear that fired into his throat.
Klaus Geier claims in his lawsuit he went to a San Fernando Valley McDonald's in April, 2012, and ordered a chicken sandwich, fries and a large OJ at the drive thru.
Klaus reached in his bag, noticed there wasn't a straw so he took the plastic top off as he drove away and started guzzling it.
Klaus claims he felt something lodge in his throat -- a 4" valve which he believes was part of the OJ dispenser. As he reached in his mouth to remove it, Klaus says the serrated spear on the tip deployed and fired into his esophagus.
Attorney Anthony Liberatore, who reps Klaus, says his client grabbed the valve and spear and ripped them out of his throat, causing severe injury.
Klaus claims he is left with 2 bad options -- either highly risky surgery which could cause him to permanently lose his voice, or live with the damage which causes raspiness and a constant mucus buildup.
We tried contacting McDonald's but were unsuccessful.
Aye Dios Mio!
¿Dónde Está Mi Chihuahua?
8/26/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suri Cruise's new Chihuahua, Honey -- which she's only had for a couple of weeks -- has disappeared ... and TMZ has learned there's a $1,000 reward for the pup's return.
Sources close to the situation tell us ... Suri and her mom, Katie Holmes, took Honey to a friend's house in Beverly Hills Sunday ... where the pooch slipped out the front gate. We're told she wasn't wearing a collar because they removed it to take her swimming.
50 reward posters have been plastered around the area. They even issued a pet Amber alert -- to notify houses in the area about the disappearance. We're told Honey also answers to Maple -- her name before she went to live with Suri.
Time is of the essence in the search -- the area where Honey/Maple bolted is heavily wooded and a known coyote hotspot.
Katie and Suri adopted the 1-year-old Chihuahua mix from a Studio City rescue ... shortly before moving into their new digs in Calabasas a couple of weeks ago.