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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

GET BENCHED

Forced to Wait for a Table!

5/1/2015 9:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501_kim_kardashian_kanye_west_waiting_sushi_launch2The folks at Shibuya Sushi have cojones the size of Kim Kardashian's butt cheeks ... because they had the chutzpah to make KK and Kanye West sit outside and actually WAIT FOR A TABLE. The humanity!!!

The couple stopped off in Calabasas after Kim's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ... thinking they'd be able to grab a quick bite to eat. But the restaurant was full and Kimye was forced to hit the bench out front and wait ... for a whopping 30 minutes!

To add insult to injury, when they finally got seated ... it was at a table by the window which ain't great when you're photographed as much as they are.

FYI ... Shibuya Sushi is very well-reviewed on Yelp, but these pics are the best advertising ever.

Our sushi is so good, even Kimye will wait for it!

Jameis Winston

Sponsored By Publix

'We Don't Hold a Grudge'

5/1/2015 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501-jameis-winston-publix-gettyHe stole their shellfish ... but Jameis Winston is now officially sponsored by Publix (by way of the Tampa Bay Bucs) ... and the market says they're all about BURYING THE HATCHET. 

In fact, it was 1 year ago this week that Winston was busted stealing crab legs ... and as fate would have it, Publix happens to be the official supermarket sponsor of the Bucs. 

So, how do store officials feel about teaming up with a guy who jacked their seafood?

"We support our hometown team. We welcome Jameis Winston to the Bucs. We don't hold any grudge against him."

A rep for Publix adds, "We've moved forward, we're past this. We hope Jameis has done the same, and is moving forward."

"Part of our affiliation with the team is to do the right thing for the community. If Jameis has an idea that would make the community better, [we'd] gladly hear out his proposal."

"This is a great opportunity for him to learn from his mistakes. He's going to have a chance to do a lot of good now."

Jameis Winston

Backtracks After Crab Leg Pic

... 1st NFL Blunder?!

5/1/2015 6:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0501-jameis-winston-instagramDidn't take long for Jameis Winston to make his first NFL mistake -- deleting his crab leg celebration pic from Instagram hours after he posted it .... and we're guessing he was INSTRUCTED to get rid of it. 

In case you didn't see it, Jameis posted a pic showing him eating a big ol' plate of crab legs -- clearly mocking his whole shoplifting arrest thing from last year. 

But just like that, it was gone. 

BTW -- the timing of the pic is interesting since the NCAA has relaunched an investigation into the incident ... since Winston claims he had a "hook up" at Publix that gave him free food. 

No word if it was the Bucs or Jameis' agent or lawyer who told Winston to pull the pic down -- or maybe he had second thoughts on his own ... but clearly, he realized it was a bad idea ... or else the pic would still be up. 

Weight Watchers

Founder Dies at 91

4/29/2015 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jean Nidetch -- the woman who founded Weight Watchers -- has died.

We're told the 91-year-old passed away in the Ft. Lauderdale area early Wednesday morning.

Jean came up with the groundbreaking idea in 1961, not to start a business, but to help her in her own struggle. She had been overweight since early childhood, and at the time she was 5'7" and weighed 214 lbs. 

Jean started following basic tips ... don't skip meals, eat fish 5 times a week, veggies, etc. She soon started inviting friends over and they would talk in her living room about their common goals. 

It caught fire, and in 1963, Weight Watchers was born, and Jean became a celebrity, even appearing on Johnny Carson's show.  

0429-jean-nidetch-AP-01In 1978 Weight Watchers was sold to the Heinz Co. for $71 million. Even after she retired, she was known as the first lady of Weight Watchers International.

Jean was living in a one bedroom apartment and, by the way, she wasn't a slave to diet. She drank regular sodas, stocked the fridge with Klondike bars and liked Mallomars, which she kept in her laundry hamper.

Jean died of natural causes. 

'Golden Sisters' Mary

Sponge Me Down ...

I Wanna Sell Burgers

4/29/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Take ex Carl's Jr. hotties Kate Upton, Audrina Patridge, and Charlotte McKinney ... and their combined age would still be younger than Mary Bartnicki -- who's gunning to be the next burger babe.

Mary -- 1/3 of the 'Golden Sisters' -- is 83 years old and throwing her Depends in the ring to be the new face of Carl's Jr. She's serious and even put together a sexy car wash vid to prove she can still work it, by which we mean ... chew a burger.

Fun Fact:  Carl's Jr. gives senior citizens a 10% discount.

#GetMaryOnCarlsJr

George Foreman

I Still Use My Grill

... Here's My Fave Dish!

4/28/2015 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

George Foreman is no phony -- telling TMZ Sports he still LOVES his legendary grill ... but there's only one thing he cooks on that bad boy these days -- and it ain't beef!  

Foreman was out in NYC when we asked him about the cooking device that reportedly made the boxing superstar more than $200 MILLION since it hit the market in 1994. 

Check out the clip -- sounds like George has gone healthy these days ... but he still knows how to put together a good meal. 

Manny Pacquiao

My Dad Ate My Dog

4/28/2015 7:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Manny Pacquiao ran away from home at the age of 12 ... when he caught his father eating his pet dog ... this according to his trainer Freddie Roach. 

Roach was talking to Yahoo! Sports about how the boxer's family struggled with poverty in the Philippines when he was a child -- and apparently, things were so tough ... Manny's father cooked the family dog for food. 

When Manny realized what had happened, he ran away from home -- and began to live on the streets.

"He slept in a cardboard box. He fought his way through all this, turned pro at 14, and look at the man he is today," Roach said. 

BTW -- Manny has a new dog named Pacman ... and NO ONE is allowed to eat it.  

Jameis Winston

SHOWERED IN CRAB LEGS

... If Drafted By Bucs

4/26/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0424-jameis-winston-getty-01Jameis Winston will NEVER have to steal shellfish ever again ... 'cause a Tampa restaurant is promising to hook up Winston with more crabs than a Tijuana hooker -- as long as the Bucs draft him #1.

Here's the deal ... there's this place in Tampa called Skipper's Smokehouse that's FAMOUS for it's crab legs -- and the owner of the joint happens to be an FSU alum who graduated in '68.

The people at Skipper's told us they're well aware of Jameis' penchant for crab -- and want the QB to know, if he signs with the Bucs ... they're gonna "hook him up" with all the legs he can eat. 

Of course, he'll be a multi-millionaire who can afford whatever he wants ... but hey, free stuff is how the rich stay rich. 

Jameis Winston

Crab Leg Explanation

I Thought I Got 'Hooked Up'

4/22/2015 6:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jameis Winston says he's NO CRAB LEG THIEF -- claiming the only reason he walked out of the grocery store without paying for 'em was because he THOUGHT an employee had "hooked him up."

Winston's explanation was featured on ESPN's "Draft Academy" ... a documentary-style show which followed the QB into a meeting with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. 

During the meeting, Winston says he wasn't so much stealing ... as much as he was blatantly violating NCAA rules by accepting free stuff. 

For someone who reportedly crushed it on the Wonderlic test, this is really, really, really stupid. 

Tim Tebow

Philly Cheesesteak Joints Confused

What the Hell Are Eagles Thinking?!

4/20/2015 7:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0420-tim-tebow-geno-steaks-patsking-of-steaks-GETTY-01Two major Philadelphia rivals -- Pat's and Geno's -- are finally uniting on something ... they both have no idea what the Eagles were thinking in signing Tim Tebow

We spoke with managers from both of the legendary Philly cheesesteak joints (Anthony from Geno's and Tommy from Pat's) ... who tell us they're just trying to make sense of the whole thing. 

Anthony from Geno's -- "We’re all very confused by this whole off-season. Last time I checked you have to be able to throw in order to be a successful QB."

Tommy from Pat's -- "We can only play one QB at a time, and now we have one that hasn't played since 2012!? Does he still know how to play? I don’t know where Chip Kelly is going with this one."

Despite the confusion, both guys say they wish Tebow nothing but the best -- and have each personally promised Tim a free sando if/when he drops by. 

'Naked and Afraid' Contestant

Rats ...

It's What's for Dinner

4/19/2015 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

A true chef can transform any ingredient into a culinary masterpiece ... like this guy on Discovery's "Naked and Afraid" ... who whipped up some pesky rodents into Michelin Star worthy rat kebabs.

In a upcoming episode of the new season, Darrin Reay and Angeles Narduzzi strip down and survive 21 days on Koh Mook Island in Thailand ... which also happens to be the home of a ton of rats.

Darrin is happy to capitalize on the plethora of available food ... but vegetarian Angeles isn't sold.

The premiere is Sunday at 10 PM ET. You've been warned. 

Gwyneth Paltrow

The Chicken Made Me Do It!!

Fails at Being Poor

4/16/2015 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Gwyneth Paltrow lasted 4 days as a poor person, caving to cravings that included chicken and black licorice.

The Goopster attempted to live on $29 a week, like someone on food stamps. Her food selections were not exactly the staple of the needy -- cilantro, avocados, scallions, kale and limes.

But it all went to hell when she just had to have chicken, fresh vegetables and more. She posted on Goop, "in fully transparency ... half a bag of black licorice."

Gwyneth gave herself a C minus.

On Wednesday, her rep said ..."She already finished the challenge last week." The rep never mentioned she fell 3 days short.

But Gwyneth herself admits she's really bad at poor.

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