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John Witherspoon Starbucks Wants to Act Liberal Now Training 'Don't Mean S***'

4/19/2018 11:42 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Witherspoon says Starbucks is serving up a hot cup of bulls*** with their new anti-biased training in the wake of two black men being arrested at one of their shops.

We got the actor Thursday at LAX and asked for his take on what happened at a 'Bucks in Philly last week -- namely, the two men being hauled off to jail for hanging out and waiting inside for a friend. John says it's terrible what happened ... but he's got solutions.

He says the African-American community should start opening up their own businesses -- including coffee shops -- for just about everything imaginable, minimizing the need for Starbucks. Although admittedly, he says he doesn't drink Joe himself.

He also tells us what he'd do if the arrest happened to him, and why Starbucks closing up shop for one day in May to train employees on racial bias is just lip-service.

Adrian Grenier Yo, Starbs ... Get Your S*** Together On the Straw Thing, That Is

4/19/2018 6:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Adrian Grenier is pissed at Starbucks, but it's not for the reason you might immediately think.

We got the "Entourage" star Wednesday night leaving the "Party with a Purpose" event at The Peppermint Club in WeHo, where we asked about his environmental initiative, #StopSucking, in which he's asking the mermaid coffee chain to drop their single-use plastic straws since they flood the ocean.

Considering Adrian recently pitched his effort at a Starbucks shareholders meeting, you know he means business with this straw thing. Oddly enough ... he failed to address the recent controversy over a couple black guys being arrested at a Starbucks in Philly.

Either way, check out his lobbying effort with our photog ... it's much less PC than any of his social media posts.

Lil Xan I'm Not Boycotting Starbucks So One Grande Iced Latte, Please!!!

4/19/2018 6:39 AM PDT

Lil Xan and fellow rapper $teven Cannon are not on the boycott Starbucks train ... as they proudly showed Wednesday.

Lil Xan and Cannon hit up java central in WeHo and seemed to be making a statement. As you know, there is outrage -- especially in the African-American community -- after 2 black men were arrested for sitting inside a Philly Starbucks while waiting for a friend.

BTW ... the 2 men who were arrested went on TV Thursday and said the boycott won't do squat.  

Snoop Dogg Eats Dope Mac and Cheese ... Loses His Mind!!!

4/14/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Snoop Dogg chowed down on some mac and cheese that was so G-O-Double-Dizzle ... the chef became an instant hit, and almost quite literally.

We're told Snoop recently performed at the grand opening of the clothing store "Dope Era" in Oakland. The event was catered by a local favorite -- Chef Clarence Jackson (aka Chef Yeaaahhh).

Snoop sparked it up (hey, it's what he does) after his performance but, before heading out, he stopped by Chef Yeaaahhh's table for a closer look at the mac and cheese he'd been eyeing.

Ya gotta watch what happened next ... Snoop warned Chef Yeaaahhh his cooking is dangerously  good. If you're wondering ... the mac and cheese features mozzarella, cheddar and garlic bread crumbs.

Now ... enjoy some food porn. 

Dolly Parton All-Star Dinner with McCartney Guess Who Paid?

4/6/2018 11:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If Dolly Parton and Sir Paul McCartney break bread ... who picks up the tab? Dolly actually gave us the answer!

We got the legend Thursday night on her way out of Crossroads Kitchen in L.A., and the first thing our camera guy asked her about was the big L -- LOVE! After all, she WILL always love you ... so she's kind of an expert in the field.

Second topic ... her fabulous dinner. We'd gotten word Sir Paul was inside, so we asked if they were together, and she said yes! Famed songwriter Linda Perry was with 'em too, and walked Dolly out to her car. 

As for who paid? DP didn't hesitate to name names, and she was grateful!

Paul Pierce LiAngelo Ball Has 'A Good Shot' ... of Being Drafted

3/28/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LiAngelo Ball's NBA career has it's first big-time supporter -- future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce, who says he thinks LiAngelo has "a good shot" to get drafted into the league.

Ball's agent just announced his intention to declare for this year's draft, and the questions began immediately ... would 1 year of playing ball in Lithuania be enough for 'Gelo to get his name called?

We got Pierce out in Calabasas and tossed the question at him, and he's saying there's MORE than a chance.

"I think he got a good shot man, you know. I hope all the Ball brothers make it to the league," Pierce told TMZ Sports.

Gelo's shot is probably a little better now, since he dropped 72 FREAKIN' POINTS on the day he announced he was declaring ... even though it was against a Chinese Basketball Association youth squad.

BTW ... Pierce was leaving the grocery store and told us he's down to fade anyone on the grill. So if you want smoke, (literally) hit him up.

Kris Bryant Anybody Order Some Pizzas?! Undercover Delivery Prank

3/27/2018 8:24 AM PDT

Imagine having a fantasy baseball draft party with all your bros ... and then the pizza delivery guy turns out to be a World Series champ!!

That's exactly what happened when Chicago Cubs superstar Kris Bryant surprised 3 different groups of guys the other day, going undercover as the owner and operator of Kristio's Pizza & Wings!!

FYI -- this is the 3rd year Kris has teamed up with Red Bull to prank unsuspecting fans. This time around, Kris talked himself up as each group held their draft, waiting for his name to be called.

Check out everyone's reactions ... some guys had NO idea they were in the presence of a national league MVP.

NutriBullet Sued Damn Blender Burned the Crap Outta Me!!!

3/26/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NutriBullet's catching heat again ... this time for allegedly burning one of its customers and leaving her with some horrific injuries.

Fabiana Nishioka is suing the uber popular blender company over a Pro 900 model she says exploded while she was making hummus. According to the suit, the explosion sent scalding ingredients onto her body ... causing painful burning to her face, neck and chest. The alleged damage is clear in the photo. 

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Fabiana says the burning was so bad it likely caused permanent disfigurement to her neck. She's suing for an undisclosed amount of cash.

NutriBullet was sued by another woman last year who claimed the same product chopped her hand. She also had some gruesome pics.

Fabiana is repped by the Abir, Cohen, Treyzon & Salo LLP.

We've reached out to NutriBullet ... so far no word back.

David Ortiz Tom Brady's Diet = 'Suffering' ... I'd Rather Enjoy Life

3/21/2018 9:40 AM PDT
Breaking News

Tom Brady's crazy-strict diet might work for him, but David Ortiz says he'd never touch the TB12 Method 'cause it's straight-up torture!

Big Papi went deep on his post-MLB eating habits in a recent interview ... admitting he CRUSHES everything his wife, Tiffany, puts in front of him (especially seafood). 

But when it came to Brady's high-H2O, low-fun diet -- Papi letarip!! 

"I was born one day and I know I'm gonna die another, so I'm gonna enjoy life," Ortiz told the Barstool Sports guys on "Pardon My Take."

"You're gonna tell me my boy, Brady, he's not suffering because of the diet?"

Gotta side with Papi on this one -- Tom's daily regimen consists of 3 waters after every beer, plus zero white salt/sugar, olive oil, caffeine, dairy OR fruit, except for bananas!!

Yeah ... we're good. 

Mark Wahlberg & Gronk Garden Gun Show!! ... at Miami Restaurant

3/21/2018 9:13 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rob Gronkowski and Mark Wahlberg officially went GANG GREEN on Tuesday ... but don't freak, Pats fans -- we ain't taking about the Jets. 

Marky Mark and the NFL superstar hit up David Grutman's new plant-based restaurant Planta in Miami for a completely green meal ... and even hand-picked their own herbs from the rooftop garden.

FYI -- the camera crew is filming for Mark's reality show, Wahlburgers.

Of course, the 2 health freaks used it as an opportunity to show off their guns. (Who says ya need meat to be ripped?)

The bros that garden together ... 

Kylie & Travis Squeeze the Day Without Baby Stormi

3/20/2018 3:09 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott started their Tuesday morning right ... with a blast of fructose, and a little break from Stormi.

The new parents were spotted hitting up a Jamba Juice in WeHo around 9:45 AM PT. We're told they walked out with matching drinks -- 2 small Aloha Pineapple smoothies, plus an order of oatmeal. 

They did not bring their 7-week-old daughter, Stormi, along for the ride. Can't really blame 'em, though ... newborns need their rest, and new parents need some free time, every now and then. 

There were rumors just before Stormi's birth that Travis and KJ had broken up, but since then we've seen them catching some QT whenever possible ... like they did a couple weeks ago on a boat in Miami.

Samuel L. Jackson & Judge Judy 'Dope' Dinner Duo!

3/17/2018 6:42 PM PDT

Samuel L. Jackson and Judge Judy dined together in L.A., and thus ... staked their claim as our new favorite celebrity odd couple.

The legendary actor shared a photo of himself grabbing dinner and drinks -- big drinks -- with the famous judge Saturday night ... saying he was having "Dinner with a Boss!!"

He added that it's "Always Dope connecting with Judge Judy!"

Agreed.

The only question ... who picks up the check? He stars in some the biggest blockbusters of all time, but she inked a $95 million deal for her show last year.

Perhaps they go Dutch?

Backstreet Boys We're Starting a BBQ Restaurant!!!

3/17/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Backstreet Boys are ready to drop the mic ... in the restaurant biz!!!

BSB Entertainment Inc. -- a company with A.J. McLean, Howie D., Brian Littrell and Nick Carter  listed as directors -- filed docs, which were obtained by TMZ, on February 9 to trademark "Backstreet Barbecue" for use in a new restaurant. 

The news comes on the heels of Nick telling a food blog they're looking for a partner in Mexico to start making their own tequila. Hey, it worked for George Clooney. Now add a BBQ joint and the boys have quite the trifecta (music reigns, of course). 

We've reached out to a rep for the Backstreet Boys for comment, so far no word back. 

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