Legal Weed In CO
Has Been GREAT for Pizza Biz
9/18/2014 8:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Legalized pot has been very, very good for Peyton Manning ... especially in Colorado ... because the QB says new weed-friendly laws in the Mile High State have been great for his pizza business.
The Denver Broncos superstar -- who owns 21 Papa Johns franchises in the Denver area -- was talking with Sports Illustrated's Peter King when he was asked about voting and laws in CO.
And that's when Peyton dropped this gem -- "There’s some different laws out here in Colorado. Pizza business is pretty good out here, believe it or not, due to some recent law changes."
Doesn't take a rocket-scientist to figure out he's talking about Colorado's new laws legalizing recreational marijuana ... and clearly, Peyton's learned stoners love pizza.
So, will Peyton expand into Washington -- the other pro-ganja state? Stay tuned ...
NFL Star Alfred Morris
Takes Fancy Waiter Job
After 2 TD Performance
9/16/2014 8:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
24 hours after a dominant TWO touchdown performance, Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris was already back to work ... as a waiter a fancy steak restaurant.
Morris -- and several of his teammates strapped on some aprons for "Celebrity Waiter Night" at Ruth's Chris in Arlington, VA ... where the guys served up appetizers to raise money for charity.
On his way into the steak joint, Morris told us being a waiter is CAKE compared to his job on the gridiron ... saying, "All you do is smile and be polite!"
The gang raised money for the Blitz for the Better foundation -- which helps out families in need in the D.C. area ... especially families with children who are ill, have special needs or are physically challenged.
Tickets went for $350-a-pop ... hopefully, the guy (who's one of the most underpaid players in the NFL) made out with a few tips.
STIFFS WAITRESS After $32M Fight
9/15/2014 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd "Money" Mayweather did not share A PENNY of the $32 MILLION he earned Saturday night with the waitress who served him $25,000 worth of booze and chicken wings ... TMZ has learned.
Nik Nguyen tells TMZ ... she thought she'd hit the jackpot when Floyd walked into Rehab at the Hard Rock Sunday afternoon with around 150 people. Floyd and crew ordered:
5 bottles of Patron - $2,375
3 Grey Goose - $1,425
6 bottles of Ciroc - $2,850
20 bottles of Luc Belaire Rose champagne - $11,500
1 6-liter bottle of Luc Belaire Rose - $6,500
200 chicken wings - $600
1 fruit platter - $55
TOTAL BILL: $25,305.
Nguyen tells us ... she went the extra mile to provide Floyd and company with excellent service. Not surprisingly ... the Hard Rock ended up comping Floyd, and he showed his gratitude by leaving Nguyen ... chicken bones, empty bottles and that's it.
She says it's especially maddening because some of the people in Floyd's entourage -- including Jamie Foxx -- were throwing money at random girls who were twerking on stage.
Nguyen says she's been struggling with 2 jobs and the recent death of her father ... but she didn't walk walk away empty-handed. She says security guards felt so sorry for her they scooped up a few bucks the twerkers left behind and gave it to her.
We've called Floyd's team ... so far, no comment.
Giving $1,000 to Waiter
Who Got Stiffed By NFL Star
9/10/2014 11:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen is taking sides in the "Tip War" involving NFL star LeSean McCoy -- claiming he's giving $1,000 to the waiter McCoy stiffed after a controversial lunch earlier this week.
Actually, it wasn't a technical "stiffing" -- the Philadelphia Eagles running back tipped a waiter named Rob 20 cents on a $61.56 meal at PYT restaurant in Philly. McCoy reportedly felt he was mistreated inside the restaurant.
The receipt -- with the 20 cent tip -- was later posted on social media by the owner of the restaurant, Tommy Up.
Now, Charlie Sheen is getting involved ... issuing a statement saying, "dear Tommy Up at PYT in Philly. Please tell Rob K I'm pledging 1000 dollars to him for the tip debacle just wanna help. c #NoJudgement"
So far, McCoy has been mum on the tip situation.
Can't Handle a Foot-Long
9/9/2014 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton is not so cool that she can't chow down on Subway ... she just thinks she's too cool to be SEEN with a Subway sandwich.
Everyone's favorite leggy socialite was spotted Monday hitting up the popular sandwich shop in New York City, but as soon as she walked out ... and realized the paps had seen her ... she tried (unsuccessfully) to slip the sub behind her clutch.
Either she wants to promote fashion over food, or she is still holding on to her Carl's Jr. days. It's gotta be the latter ... for us.
Watermelon in the Nightclub
Fun for All Races
9/3/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chowing Down on Watermelon
... IN THE CLUB!!!
9/1/2014 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne found himself in the mood for some watermelon while partying in an Atlanta nightclub Sunday night ... and luckily he brought some with him.
Wayne was at the Velvet Room when he was seen taking a snack break. Weezy had a slice of watermelon in one hand ... and what appears to be a blunt in other.
Apparently the Velvet Room has a BYOW policy.
Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow
Breakfast in the Hamptons
8/31/2014 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Though he's reportedly dating Jennifer Lawrence and she's reportedly dating "Glee" producer Brad Falchuk ... formerly coupled duo Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were spotted together Saturday.
The two were seen headed to breakfast in the Hamptons with their two children, Apples and Moses.
Even consciously uncoupled people need to eat breakfast.
Peyton Manning's My Pizza Mentor
8/27/2014 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
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.
Ex-NFL Star Albert Haynesworth
Dumps Water On Homeless Man
'Stop Harassing My Customers!'
8/26/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL superstar Albert Haynesworth dumped a bucket of ice cold water on a transient who posted up in front of his burger joint ... after the guy allegedly harassed several female patrons ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
Haynesworth -- who famously signed a $100 million contract with the Redskins in 2009 -- now owns the BurgerFi restaurant in Knoxville, TN ... right near the University of Tennessee campus.
But according to Albert, the guy came back --and began harassing Haynesworth's patrons.
"He swung at some girls.The guy was running off customers."
So Albert decided to take matters into his own hands -- "I gave him the ice bucket challenge!"
Albert says he took a bucket of water from the ice cream machine and doused the guy ... hoping it would send a message that he wasn't welcome on the property.
"I don't usually care [about homeless people on the property] as long as they don't mess with people and sometimes we’ll make them food when they come up to the front and give out forks and napkins to the customers."
So far, the man has not returned.
J.Lo's Secret Sugar Daddy
... At MTV VMAs
8/24/2014 8:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart REUNITED at the MTV VMAs ... if only for a quick second ... when the dancer made J.Lo an offer she couldn't refuse -- Skittles.
Despite the fact they were sitting in different sections, Casper made his way over to Jennifer's section during a commercial break with a sugary peace offering ... and the whole thing was captured on the VMA livestream.
As we previously reported, the two were spotted out together earlier this week -- despite the fact they recently broke up.
Signs of a reconciliation ... or did Casper just get played for some Skittles?