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Fatburger To Mayweather

Don't Leave Us Champ!

(We Made A Skinny Burger For You!)

3/29/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0326-floyd-mayweather-fatburger-MAIN-TMZ-01Floyd Mayweather can now eat guilt-free at his favorite guilty pleasure ... 'cause a Las Vegas Fatburger just concocted a brand new training-friendly organic burger ... just for the champ.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Floyd is so serious about beating Pacquiao on May 2 that he's adopted an all-organic diet during training ... courtesy of a $1,000-a-plate chef.

We spoke to the chef, who told us the real bummer of the new diet was saying goodbye to the 3 AM Fatburger visits that Floyd lives and dies for.  

Well, it turns out Fatburger isn't about to take losing the (big tipping) champ lying down ... wielding their culinary wizardry to create an all-organic beef experience that Mayweather can scarf while he trains.  

Darin Feinstein owns the Vegas Fatburger Floyd chomps at and he tells us he was so serious about the burger that he outsourced the creation of it to his other restaurant, the totally organic El Dorado Cantina

"The meat is from the Sunfed ranch, highest quality beef. The lettuce, tomato, onion, relish, even the special sauce is all organic." 

Feinstein says all it takes is one call from Floyd and the burger can be made at El Dorado and delivered to Fatburger so Money can pick it up and grub. 

Meantime, Pacquiao's eating chocolate ... 

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Ben Affleck

Support the Congo

And BTW, Their Chocolate is Awesome!

3/26/2015 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ben Affleck loves the people of the Congo, and really loves their coffee and chocolates.

Our photog Colin got Ben coming out of a Senate hearing where he testified about his Eastern Congo Initiative, which helps people in the region. 

Ben mused about the beans and the bars ... and acknowledged Senator Patrick Leahy who has a cameo in the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

In the hearing, Ben said to Leahy, "I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge my co-star in Batman. The role is marginally smaller than; mine, but I understand you are quite good."

UFC's Conor McGregor

We Don't Have Lucky Charms In Ireland

... It's Garbage!

3/25/2015 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The only thing UFC badass Conor McGregor might hate more than Jose Aldo ... is Lucky Charms ... telling TMZ Sports it's not only NOT popular in his home country ... but it's TOTAL CRAP!!!

McGregor -- who's fighting Aldo at UFC 189 in Vegas in July -- was out in L.A when we asked about the cereal trends back in Ireland ... and Conor told us the "magically delicious" cereal couldn't be further from an authentic Irish breakfast (shocking, we know). 

Plus, Conor says ... "I don't eat those sugar filled pieces of garbage."

Bonus -- Irish Spring isn't popular in Ireland either. 

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

TECATE KO'S CORONA

Buys Beer Rights for $5.6 Mil

3/24/2015 7:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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There was a civil war in Mexico surrounding the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight -- TECATE VERSUS CORONA -- but now ... one beer has finally obtained the rights to be the official cerveza of the fight!

Here's the tale of the tape ... Tecate has been a long-time sponsor of Pacquiao -- while Corona has often backed Mayweather. 

According to promoter Bob Arum, both companies were dead set on buying the rights ... which led to a good old fashioned BIDDING WAR!!

But when it comes to beer sponsors, there can only be uno ... and according to Arum, the winner was TECATE ... which bid $5.6 MILLION!!!!

"We've never seen anything like that on a beer sponsor," Arum told ESPN ... "Both companies were after it. It's a huge number."

Arum says Tecate's bid was $400k higher than Corona. 

Hey, life can't always be a beach.  

Antonio Cromartie

I Could Totally Win 'Hell's Kitchen'

... Holla At Me Gordon!

3/23/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0320-chef-cro-TMZSPORTS-01Antonio Cromartie burns in the NFL and the kitchen ... so much so that the NY Jets superstar tells TMZ Sports he wants to be on Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" ... and he thinks he could win.

We spoke to Cromartie -- or "Chef Cro" -- and turns out he takes his smoke game so seriously he's willing to show the world he can out-cook the masses on the hit FOX competition cooking show.

"I want to be on Hell's Kitchen and I think I could win."

Cromartie isn't talking about tossing some fish sticks in the oven either ... it turns out the Pro Bowler's culinary arsenal includes dishes like lemon herb chicken, pork chops, and of course, the staple spaghetti. 

While he normally cooks with a cute little sous chef -- his four-year-old daughter Jersey -- Cromartie says he'd be willing to give up the help and do it alone for the show.

"If Gordon Ramsay ever gave me a shot I would surprise him."

Be careful Antonio ... if you think Rex Ryan was a hard-ass you ain't seen nothing yet.

Floyd Mayweather

Don't Egg Me On

When I Eat

3/21/2015 8:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

3021-mayweather-fa-01Floyd Mayweather dropped thousands of bucks at a sushi/steak joint with 40 of his closest friends, and there was only one ground rule -- NO ONE was allowed to egg the champ.

Floyd and his crew hit up Musashi Japanese Steakhouse in Vegas Thursday night. A bunch of his employees were in the group, along with family and friends. 

Floyd ate a bunch of grub -- shrimp tempura roll, ribeye (cooked medium well), prawns and fried rice with no egg ... turns out Money despises eggs. 

The bill came to around $3K, which of course Floyd paid in Benjamins. The tip ... generous of course -- $1,500.

 

Ray J

I'm Cooking Up a New Show ...

With Knife-Wielding Chef

3/21/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ray J
 
is pitching a new cooking show starring a guy who knows how to handle a knife ... sometimes against his own customers.

The "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star believes Amy's Baking Company's fiery owners Samy and Amy Bouzaglo can carry their own show, so he and reality producer David Weintraub are pitching the couple once featured on "Kitchen Nightmares" to production companies around town. 

You may recall the video of Samy going after a drunk and belligerent customer with a knife back in September.  

We're told Ray J recently popped in to Amy's for lunch, liked what he saw and sealed the deal.

The show will be ser-rated R.

Swedish House Mafia

Don't You Worry Child ...

We're Still Rolling Together

3/19/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

EDM super group Swedish House Mafia held a long awaited reunion in L.A. -- raising hopes for new music -- but the only thing rolling is sushi ... for now.

We got video of the whole SHM crew -- Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso -- leaving Sugarfish, where they had lunch on Wednesday.

The hang comes almost exactly 2 years after their epic final show in Miami ... so we know what fans are wondering -- was this the peace summit that launches a full scale reunion?  

Our photog nailed 'em down on it, and their answer is priceless.

Check it out ... and then rave your face off.

Floyd Mayweather's Diet

$1,000-a-Plate

To Kick Manny's Ass

3/17/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

It's a good thing Floyd Mayweather's got a $150 million paycheck in his future ... 'cause he's paying the private chef who's cooking up his meals about $1,000-a-plate!!!

BTW -- 46 days 'til the fight ... 4 meals-per-day (at least) ... we're talking $184k ... and Floyd is more than happy to foot the bill! 

The woman behind Floyd's diet is Chef Q ... who's based out of Vegas but will be with Mayweather every step of the way until the fight of the century on May 2nd. 

"My daily schedule for Floyd is 'There is no schedule' ... I am here for him anytime. 24 hours, 7 days a week. If he needs me at 3am, I am there cooking up breakfast."

0316-floyd-and-chef-q-TMZ-SPORTS-01And every single thing Floyd eats is whipped up from scratch -- "He likes everything fresh. Nothing from bottles or cans because they have different preservatives that are not healthy for your body."

So, what does Floyd eat? 

"His favorite dish is spaghetti or tacos," Chef Q says ... but for the Pacquiao fight, he'll be focusing on high-levels of protein with no carbs -- turkey, chicken, beef and fish ... NO PORK!

"Also, we are really big on juicing right now. So if Floyd wants something to drink, it's juiced through organic fruits."

One big problem for Floyd is his notorious penchant for fast food ... HE LOVES IT. 

But Chef Q says he's essentially cut it out of his life ... including his beloved Fatburger -- that's how serious he is about beating Manny. 

"He's always been mindful of what he eats but there is something different about this fight."

As for the $1,000-a-plate price tag ... Chef says she usually doesn't charge that high of a rate, but Floyd "felt my dishes were worth that much."

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Manny Pacquiao

Restaurant Offers Free Food For Life

... If He Beats Floyd

3/16/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Manny Pacquiao is fighting for more than $100 million on May 2nd ... 'cause his family's favorite Filipino restaurant is promising Pac Man free food for LIFE ... if he whips Floyd's ass. 

TMZ Sports spoke to Gerry's Grill in Artesia, Ca -- one of the Pacquiao family's favorite Filipino restaurants -- and they tell us if Manny wins they'll keep him rolling in Chicken Adobo until the day he dies.

The folks at Gerry's say Manny can "practically live" in the restaurant (eating as many meals as he likes per day with no menu restrictions) if he wins but there are a couples of catches: 

One -- ONLY MANNY EATS FOR FREE ... a stipulation that the restaurant HAD to include because "Manny rolls 50 deep with family and friends at all times."  

Two -- NO TAKE OUT ... because Manny's such a generous guy, they know he'll load up for said 50 -person entourage (a group they LOVE by the way). 

Now all Manny has to do is beat an undefeated opponent with seemingly god-like skills in front of the entire world and he's set forever. 

No sweat.

Kim and Kanye

Make a Run for the Border

3/14/2015 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0314-kim-kanye-tacobell-x17Screw all that fancy French food, a famished Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made an urgent Taco Bell run Friday in Calabasas.

It looks like kind of like a dainty order ... then again, it may have just been the first bag. After all, meal portions at the Paris Fashion shows are notoriously small.

Live mas. That's what she said.

'Miller High Life Guy'

Died From Fatal Blood Clot

3/14/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Windell Middlebrooks Cause Of DeathWindell D. Middlebrooks -- the Miller High Life delivery guy -- died from a pulmonary embolism ... TMZ has learned, but we're told weight was definitely a contributing factor.

Our sources say the autopsy is clear ... Middlebrooks' 400 lbs made him a target for health problems. What's interesting ... his family tells us before his death Middlebrooks was relatively healthy with no significant medical issues.

TMZ broke the story ... 36-year-old Middlebrooks died Monday in his San Fernando Valley home.

We're told Middlebrooks' family is trying to get his body for a burial.

Mean Tweeter on Kimmel

Thanks Obama ...

You Got Me Free Beer

3/13/2015 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The "Mean Tweeter" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" who blamed Barack Obama for the hike in beer prices just caught a break ... FREE BOOZE -- but this time, he really can THANK the Prez.

Obama took part in Kimmel's "Mean Tweets" segment Thursday night and read one from Eric Matthews, which said, "A 30 rack of coors light is $23 now at Sun Stop. Thanks, Obama."

Matthews was shocked his online quip got read aloud by the leader of the free world ... and this morning he hit up Sun Stop to celebrate. When he told the teller about Kimmel, Eric got hooked up with a free case of Keystone and a bottle of Bacardi. 

Watch the video, it's pretty awesome -- Eric shotgunned one of the cans outside to celebrate ... and of course, gave thanks to Obama.

FYI -- it may be early, but Eric's not an alcoholic ... he's on his way to celebrate Spring Break. 

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