Lisa Vanderpump is selling Villa Blanca, the restaurant she made famous on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," TMZ has confirmed.
Real estate sources tell TMZ ... Hilton & Hyland -- as in Rick Hilton -- has the listing.
Lisa is coy about the sale, telling us she merely wanted an appraisal because people have expressed interest in buying the joint. But our real estate sources say Hilton & Hyland have the deal and are actively looking for a buyer.
The move comes weeks after the restaurant was socked with a $100,000 punitive damage judgment. Former waitress Karina Bustillo won that plus another $6K in her sexual harassment lawsuit.
Interesting Lisa didn't give realtor Mauricio Umansky -- Kyle Richards' hubby -- the listing.
Kandi Burruss' Tour Demands
Don't Even Think of KFC
I WANT POPEYES!
7/29/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kandi Burruss' backstage demands are HILARIOUS ... whatever you do, don't screw with her Popeyes fried chicken!
TMZ has obtained a copy of Burruss' contract rider ... listing her demands for the touring production of her musical show, "A Mother's Love" ... and she's VERY picky.
When it comes to food ... the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star demands Popeyes fried chicken. The contract states: "Please do not substitute for KFC or Churches, we know the difference."
But ... even though she won't eat KFC birds ... she insists on KFC cole slaw.
Burruss is just as finicky about her bathroom requirements ... a brand new toilet seat for starters -- which must be installed under the supervision of the road manager or an assistant. Plus, the bathroom must be fully stocked with Cottonelle toilet paper and Dove soap.
-a black Mercedes Benz Sprinter
-golf carts and umbrellas in case of rain
-a police escort to skirt traffic jams -- because "under no circumstance shall Kandi be delayed arriving at or departing" from the venue.
Kandi's rep confirms the authenticity of the contract.
At Johnny Rockets
7/27/2014 6:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Aretha Franklin had a malt-down at a Johnny Rockets in Niagara Falls ... after one of it servers screamed at her for trying to eat her takeout order inside the restaurant.
Franklin ordered a burger to go from the popular chain after her sold out show Tuesday ... then sat down to eat ... and that's when she claims the server went off, saying her conduct violated the take-out policy.
Franklin said the worker was "very rude, unprofessional and nasty."
Johnny Rockets is contrite ... apologizing for the actions of the new employee ... adding the server has been spoken to and educated on its takeout policies.
Chain of fools.
Billy Bob Thornton
'Cupcake Wars' Crew Can't Take a Joke
7/23/2014 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Billy Bob Thornton pissed off the cast of "Cupcake Wars" when he ripped their show -- and reality TV in general -- for being a waste of airtime, but now that they're fighting back ... he's going soft.
The actor said a mouthful about the cupcake show on his recently aired episode of "Oprah's Master Class" -- such as, "Seriously, it's not that G** damn dangerous to make a cupcake."
But last night when we caught up with Billy Bob he kinda backpedaled, and said the 'Cupcake' peeps need to chill ... he was just trying to be funny. Watch the clip though -- there is one thing he's owning. Fair to say, he won't be tuning in to Food Network anytime soon.
Thing is ... Billy's commentary WAS funny as hell. Too bad he's not standing by it.
Bubba's Got Beef with Bubba Gump Shrimp
7/23/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mykelti Williamson won't step foot in the restaurants named after his most famous character ... because he's got issues with corporate giant Viacom.
Of course Mykelti played Bubba in "Forrest Gump" -- which inspired the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. chain of restaurants, so we brought it up with him at LAX on Tuesday ... only to discover he's NEVER eaten there.
MW first told us how he celebrated the recent 20th anniversary of 'Gump' -- but quickly launched into a rant about the movie studio's parent company and its ties to the restaurants, and big oil ... of which he's not a fan.
Only problem is he's mistakenly referring to Gulf Western Oil, which has nothing to do with Viacom. A company called Gulf + Western DID merge with Paramount (and eventually Viacom) ... but is NOT an oil company.
Glad we could clear that up. Now make a reservation, Mykelti.
7/21/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
DMX is a dog food connoisseur ... appreciating the nuances of dry vs. wet.
The dog-lover/rapper was on his way out of LAX when we asked if he'd ever sampled dog food.
X gave an educated answer from experience. He also had a strong, quick opinion on the healthiest canine food for human consumption.
Enjoy your breakfast!
Big Stiffer, Big Tipper!
7/17/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears just brought a piece of Vegas to the Cheesecake factory she stiffed ... because her waitress just hit the jackpot.
TMZ broke the story, Britney chewed and screwed Sunday when she walked out of the Thousand Oaks, CA restaurant without paying her $30 bill for an appetizer and salad. Britney says she thought her security guy paid the tab and he thought she did.
Now she's bringing in the ultimate peacemaker to make things right -- Benjamin Franklin. Our Britney sources tell us the waitress is getting a $100 tip -- more than 300%. That's on top of the $30 tab.
We're told Britney -- who left with hard evidence of her heist (a doggie bag) -- felt terrible about the mistake.
Britney -- she stiffs good.
Living Mas Bombed!
Gracias, Taco Bell (VIDEO)
7/16/2014 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen worked the Taco Bell drive-thru recently -- and by that we mean he worked the crowd trying to score some late night, post-boozing grub.
Charlie admitted he was "hammered" … which was nice of him, but really not necessary -- since it was blatantly obvious from his appearance alone!
'I'm SO Hammered'
At Taco Bell Drive-Thru
7/16/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen videos don't get any more REAL than this -- it's Charlie totally blitzed in the middle of a late night Taco Bell run ... and he looks and sounds EXACTLY the way you'd think.
The clip starts with a totally disheveled Charlie stumbling over to a car at the drive-thru -- looks like the driver called him over -- and the Ma-Sheen quickly unloads this awesome line ... "Sorry, I'm so f****** hammered."
Honesty really is best.
Unclear exactly where and when this went down ... the clip was posted sometime on Tuesday, but it doesn't really matter.
Watch ... the Warlock rips open his shirt, shows off his tatts, and even attempts a little couples counseling.
Don't worry, doesn't look like Charlie was driving. You can see his typically chauffeur-driven Benz in the background.
Honey Boo Boo
Gnawing to Victory!
7/11/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo
Smashes Melon Eating Contest!!
Other Kids Can't Hang
7/11/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo absolutely inhaled a giant slice of watermelon, and taught a table full of kids a valuable lesson -- she will RUIN YOU in competitive eating!
It all went down in Panama City, FL -- where HBB and the fam are vacationing -- during a children's watermelon eating contest, and honestly ... Joey Chestnut himself would applaud the 8-year-old girl's performance.
It's clear from the video -- the 7 other kids never stood a chance. Just like that poor, poor melon.
Mama June taught her baby good ... never waste a single drop of food.
'Goodfellas' Star Frank Sivero
I Have Italian Beef
With a Deli Owner
7/10/2014 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Sivero -- who played Frankie Carbone in 'Goodfellas' -- is suing a guy he says is a real badfella ... a deli owner near the Mexican border.
Sivero claims he went to Deli Belly in El Cajon, CA in March ... where he posed for pics with fans.
According to the lawsuit ... the owner got hold of one of the pics and plastered it all over his website, advertising a Frank Carbone sandwich which is stacked with meats and cheese, including Genoa salami, mortadella, hot cappy, deluxe ham, provolone cheese and lots of other stuff.
The deli owner called the creation the Frankie Carbony. It doesn't seem Sivero is objecting to the name of the hero ... but using his pic has made him hot as branzino grease.
We went to the deli website and it looks like they 86'd Sivero's pic.
Let's hope the suit doesn't kill the sando completely ... cause it sounds amazing.
Bye Bye Gwyneth, Hello Meat!
I'm No Longer Vegetarian
7/3/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Coldplay's front man dropped the meat bomb on BBC Radio ... when the host asked him about his long held title as one of the world's sexiest vegetarians.
Chris revealed it's no longer true because he does eat meat, but only things he believes he can kill himself, and as a result his choices are kinda limited. You gotta hear Chris explain what's definitely NOT on the menu.
As for why he WAS on the vegetarian train -- Chris didn't exactly blame Gwyneth, but instead said he did it because his daughter Apple does it.