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'Wahlburgers' Star

Bad Beef with Screenwriter

6/25/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Mark Wahlberg missed out on another hit movie because one of his pals dropped the ball ... according to a screenwriter who says he got screwed after paying Mark's friend a hefty fee.

John Hurley says he contacted Henry "Nacho" Laun -- Mark's friend, driver, and security guard on "Wahlburgers" -- to see if he could get his script about roofers ... on Mark's desk.

John says he met up with Nacho last year in Boston, and forked over $1,000 for him to deliver the aptly titled, "The Roofers" script to Mark.

But Wahlberg never saw the pages, and Hurley claims Nacho admitted he didn't get the job done.

Now Hurley is threatening to sue Nacho if he doesn't set up a phone meeting with Wahlberg. It seems unlikely that Mark would be happy to meet a guy who threatened to sue his buddy, but whatever.

Nacho tells us he did briefly meet Hurley (pics confirm that), but he denies everything else.


Rick Ross

Carb Danger Behind Bars

6/11/2015 2:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Rick Ross had a close call in jail Wednesday ... in mortal danger of gaining back some of the pounds he lost.

As TMZ reported, Ross was busted for pot possession near Atlanta and was hauled off to jail. As the hours ticked away, Ross got hungry. The challenge: eating something that did not compromise his recent 100 pound weight loss.

The 2 slices of turkey made sense. A slice of cheese never killed anyone. The juice pack is loaded with sugar, but it's small. Ditto the "Oreo-like cookie."

But then comes the starch ... a staple in the pokey. Rick was tempted not once, not twice, but to 4 slices of bread.

Rick's now a free man and back to his diet which is pear heavy. Pears ... they're better to eat than emulate. 

Charlie Sheen

Paramedics Called For

Extreme Food Poisoning

6/9/2015 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



12:17 PST: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Charlie was taken by ambulance to a local hospital after complaining of chest pains. He was treated for dehydration and released after an hour and a half.


Charlie Sheen had a medical emergency Monday night ... paramedics were called to his home after getting a call the actor had a bad case of food poisoning.

We're told Charlie (or one of his people) called the fire department directly at around 11:00 PM Monday. It's curious why they didn't call 911 directly, which by the way, automatically records the conversation.  

Sheen's people tell TMZ it was nothing more than a really, really bad case of food poisoning and the actor was treated in his home and that was that. 

We're told Charlie's doing fine.


Ex 'Voice' Star

Don't Judge Me

For Allegedly Stealing Walmart Snacks

6/9/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Joshua Murley  -- a Season 6 contestant on “The Voice” – was arrested at a Texas Walmart after allegedly stealing $57 worth of munchies.

Cops tell us Murley hit the self-checkout, bagged his groceries, then left the store without paying. His booty included chips, dips, drinks and bread.

He was booked on misdemeanor theft -- it is Walmart -- and spent the night in jail.

Murley was part of Team Adam, and later poached by Team Shakira on the sing-off show, but he never made it to the playoffs.

Only chair that’s gonna turn now is the judge's.


George Clooney

Treats Amal

To Poor Man's Pie

6/5/2015 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0605-amal-george-clooney-splashGeorge Clooney is giving wife Amal a taste of the simple life with a visit to his old Kentucky home.

The couple traveled to Augusta, KY where Clooney played hometown tour guide. They were spotted all over town and hit up Magee's Bakery for a piece of Poor Man's Pie ... George's favorite when he was a kid. Can we get a side of irony? 

From the looks of it, George, Amal and his dad Nick had a really good time reconnecting with his roots.

Welcome, Amal ... you're now Bluegrass Royalty!


Amanda Bynes

Ready for Her Close-Up ...

But Something's Different

6/4/2015 7:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0604-amanda-bynes-splash-02Amanda Bynes was just like every other actress, model, and athlete in Hollywood, at least for one night, because she chose to hit up paparazzi central.

Amanda had dinner at Craig's in West Hollywood -- aka the place famous people go to be seen -- but there's a good sign. We're told the woman she dined with is Amanda's life coach.

Hair color hasn't changed since we last saw her about 4 months ago, but she was rocking some serious designer acrylic nails.

Another good sign for Amanda -- instead of a late night diner adventure on Sunset -- she had the blue plate special, leaving Craig's before sunset.

As for paparazzi, Amanda declined their invite and left out the back door.


Floyd Mayweather

Gets $15,000 Crystal Cake

... At Miami Victory Party

6/2/2015 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0602_floyd_mayweather_victory_celebrationFloyd Mayweather put cake to camera this weekend ... to show off a custom dessert at a belated Pacquiao victory party ... a dessert that's worth $15,000!!!!

It all went down at LIV nightclub in Miami -- where Mayweather was partying with a bunch of people from his TMT crew -- including DJ Jay Bling, Ricki Brazil and P-Reala. 

At one point, Mayweather was presented with a 90-pound custom cake from Divine Delicacies 
(coordinated by his friend Ms. Bling) ... a lemon rum cake that contained more than 10,000 Swarovski crystals!!!!

But get this ... we're told Floyd LOVED the look of the cake so much, he didn't want anybody to eat it until the party was over. At one point Floyd said, "I'm serious about nobody cutting my cake!" 

We're told everyone obliged ... but when Floyd finally gave people the green light, only a few select people were given permission to dig in -- and didn't come close to finishing the whole thing.  

As for Manny ... no cake, no belt, busted shoulder ... but he's still got $100 million.  

Bobby Flay

The Sign of a Bitter Divorce

6/2/2015 3:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0602-bobby-flay-getty-01Bobby Flay got a big honor Tuesday with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but it was not exactly a banner day for the famous chef. 

As Bobby raised his fist in victory, someone else gave him the fist ... in the form of a flying indictment, calling him a "Cheater."

0602-SUB-bobby-flay-hollywood-star-cheater-TMZ-03The banner -- tethered to an airplane high above Hollywood -- clearly refers to allegations in his super bitter divorce with estranged wife Stephanie March. The actress has alleged in legal docs that Bobby cheated on her.

We don't know who commissioned the banner, but it flew around the area for about an hour.



Mum on Caitlyn

We Stand By Bruce

6/1/2015 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


General Mills -- the makers of Wheaties -- had an interesting reaction to the passing of Bruce Jenner and the birth of Caitlyn.

As you know, Bruce's image was an iconic box cover for the cereal in 1977 ... one year after he won gold at the Olympics.

We contacted General Mills Monday and asked about their reaction to the new photos, and they told us, "Bruce Jenner continues to be a respected member of Team Wheaties."

We followed up by asking if they acknowledge the presence of Caitlyn and the response was short and to the point: "We stand by our statement."

We were told General Mills has had its statement locked and loaded for a while.

It's interesting ... the company rolled out the box cover in 2012 for a retro campaign celebrating the achievements of Olympic gold medalists, which also included the images of Muhammad Ali and Mary Lou Retton. We don't know if they will use Bruce's image in the future.


Auntie Fee

I’m Trading In My Knife Set

For A Film Set

5/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0527-auntie-fee-facebook-SWIPE-3Auntie Fee -- best known as Internet sensation Chef Sista Girl -- is taking her low budget recipes and take-no-s**t attitude to the big screen, and there's a Tyler Perry twist.

Auntie just booked her first film role in "Barbershop 3" and is already bringing some flavor to the Atlanta set ... according to a family source. This wasn’t just a friendly favor either ... she actually auditioned to land the gig.

We're told the foul-mouthed chef is playing Anthony Anderson's mother, and her character's name? Madea ... which is kinda perfect since Fee told us Tyler Perry is one of her idols.  

As Fee might put it ... this ain't no f**king one-off! We're told she's already looking to to score more roles. We're thinking less PG and more R -- for language. 

'Deadliest Catch' Star Sig Hansen

The King Of Norway

Has Crabs Because Of Me

5/27/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526-sig-hansens-discoveryThe King of Norway met with a Norwegian guy even more famous than him .... "Deadliest Catch" star Sig Hansen.

King Harald V of Norway came face to face with Captain Hansen in a Seattle fishing village, where Sig graciously presented His Majesty with a tray full of, what else, king crabs.

The King got a VIP tour of The Northwestern, the famous Norwegian vessel.

There's a strong connection between the King and the Captain. Sig grew up in Seattle where there's a big Norwegian presence. Sig's dad, who is Norwegian, taught his son the fishing ropes at 14. 


Kanye West

I'm Lovin' It ...

Lambo With a Side Of Fries

5/22/2015 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0522-kanye-west-mcdonalds-fameflynet-02Kanye West isn't the new Hamburglar, but he should be ... he rolled through a McDonald's Thursday in his slick black Lambo Aventador ... proving even icons need a fry fix.

Yeezy must have been suffering a DEFCON 1 Mac attack, since keeping a low profile was obviously not a priority. Hey, sometimes the golden arches call out to ya ... even if the aroma clashes with the fancy leather scent in your $500k whip.

Question is ... did he save any fries for Kim? The man's only human -- of course he didn't.



Bobby Flay's Estranged Wife

He's Rich Because of My Mouth!

5/21/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0520-bobby-flay-stephanie-march-TMZ-01Bobby Flay's estranged wife claims she was the famous chef's secret sauce ... that nothing went on a plate in his restaurant unless it passed her taste test.

We've learned Stephanie March has filed legal docs to set aside their prenup, claiming in part it's unconscionable to enforce an agreement that leaves her with table scraps when she's the reason he became wildly successful.

She claims Bobby told her she has "an amazing palate" and relied on her to taste test his recipes. She says she sampled a number of items at their home and gave thumbs up and down, which led to the finished product. She specifically cites Bobby's NYC restaurant, Bar Americain.

We're told in her argument to the judge she zeroes in on Bobby's famed NYC restaurant, Bolo, (which, ironically, didn't last). Stephanie says during a vacation to Spain she pushed him into including tapas on the menu -- something she says he was against. But Stephanie says she prevailed, and the restaurant became an enormous success, earning 3 stars from the New York Times.

Stephanie says she was also heavily involved in the design and ambience of all of Bobby's restaurants, right down to music and lighting.

Stephanie is trying to undo the prenup, which provides her with $5k a month. She'd also get around $1 million as a buyout for the family home.

We're told Bobby is firm ... his business is successful because of him, not Stephanie.


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