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Giada De Laurentiis Mario Batali News Is Sad But It's 'Time for Cleansing'

12/12/2017 12:40 PM PST

Giada De Laurentiis says she's very sad over the allegations against fellow celeb chef Mario Batali ... but doesn't really seem too surprised.

We got the star TV chef at LAX Tuesday and asked about Batali stepping away from his restaurant empire amid claims he sexually harassed 5 women. It was clear she's sad, but says it had to happen and hopes it makes everyone feel better.

As she puts it ... "It's a time of cleansing."

Also, very interesting -- Giada's reaction when we asked if she's shocked by the accusations. You've gotta see it ... she says a lot without using a word.

Seems she might know some stories herself, just like Anthony Bourdain.

Dan Rather Burger Boner!!! Loses In-N-Out Virginity

12/8/2017 7:14 AM PST

Dan Rather just broke a BIG story that changes everything -- for him, at least, because the legendary newsman just bit into his first In-N-Out burger!

Dan was seriously moved by the experience after making the long-awaited fast food stop in the Bay Area. Yeah, he's 86 years old, but as he wrote ... "I can honestly say it was worth the wait."

The CBS news vet is touring to promote his book, "What Unites Us." Sounds like he found a new chapter in between the patties of a double-double: "When in doubt, I now will 'In N Out.' And a great milkshake can certainly be a big part of #WhatUnitesUs."

Don't forget the fries, Dan.

Morgan Spurlock Trump's McDonald's Diet Fills a 'Sad Hole'

12/6/2017 6:47 AM PST

Morgan Spurlock thinks President Trump's obsession with McDonald's has psychological overtones ... proof he's an unhappy man looking for any form of fulfillment.

We got the "Super Size Me" star at LAX, and he weighed in on Trump's documented fast food campaign diet -- which at least once contained an estimated 2,500-plus calories full of junk food ... courtesy of good ol' Mickey D's.

According to Morgan, it's only a matter of time until Trump's heart explodes. Fifty four percent of Americans think that's impossible, because it presumes the existence of such an organ.

In-N-Out Owner Lynsi Snyder Buy My House ... It's On a Double Double Lot

12/5/2017 7:19 AM PST

So this is what a billion burgers will get ya.

In-N-Out owner Lynsi Snyder is selling her 19,000 square foot mansion in the San Gabriel Valley for nearly $19,799,000.

The house is ridiculous ... 10 bedroom, 18 bathrooms, a batting cage, bowling alley, etc. etc. etc.

35-year-old Lynsi is one of the youngest billionaires in the U.S. ... after inheriting 50% of the company's stock on her 30th birthday after her father passed when she was young. She became President of the food chain in 2012.

Lynsi's been married 4 times and loves drag racing.

You'd think she'd be living closer to Hollywood, but there's burger history in the San Gabriel Valley. The very first In-N-Out was opened in the Valley by her grandparents and still operates today. Also In-N-Out University operates in the Valley.

Her next move is unclear.

Matt Lauer Still Welcome at Favorite NYC Restaurant

12/3/2017 12:40 AM PST

Matt Lauer's not getting his ass kicked to the curb in NYC ... at least when it comes to his favorite restaurant.

We're told Matt is more than welcome at Fresco by Scotto in NYC, despite the mounting sexual misconduct allegations that got him canned after more than 20 years at NBC.

Owner Anthony Scotto tells TMZ, Lauer and his brood are like family and, despite the allegations, he'd give Matt a hug the next time he comes into the restaurant.

The ex-"Today" host has been going to the place for 16 years ... dining there last with his family just this past Thanksgiving. He's already been seen out and about in the Hamptons ... but showing up in NYC's a different beast.

BTW ... Fresco's frequented by a bunch of celebs and sports stars ... including backup NY Giants QB Eli Manning.

Alex Rodriguez Cup Checked By J Lo ... I'm Blinged Out Too!

11/28/2017 6:01 AM PST
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The couple that bedazzles together ...

Christmas came early for Alex Rodriguez this year ... by way of a blinged-out coffee cup, courtesy of his smokin' hot girlfriend.

After Jennifer Lopez iced out her own coffee mug, she decided she wanted A-Rod to have a matching sipper ... and surprised him with one of the fanciest coffee cups ever -- complete with his company logo.

As we previously reported, Jennifer's cup cost around $600 ... and A-Rod's runs around $500.

You fancy, huh?!

Giada De Laurentiis Here's What I'd Cook for Harry & Meghan's Royal Wedding ...

11/28/2017 12:10 AM PST

Hell yeah! Giada De Laurentiis will get behind the grill for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding ... all they gotta do is ask.

We got the star chef at LAX Monday and had to ask her if she's down to cater the royal wedding ... given she's got SOME royal experience. Giada once cooked for Prince William and Kate Middleton during their trip to Santa Barbara back in 2011.

Definitely sounds like Giada is ready for an encore ... because not only is she down, she's also got a menu in mind. Pick up the phone, Harry. It's gonna be delizioso!!!

White House Gingerbread House It's Yuuuuge!!!! ... 300 Pounds, Baby!

11/27/2017 6:31 AM PST

 When it comes to the official White House gingerbread house, Melania Trump's team had one rule -- GO BIG OR GO HOME! 

Melania's director of communications Stephanie Grisham claims the edible version of 1600 Pennsylvania used 300 POUNDS of dough!

Grisham says the gingerbread house is also punctuated with Melania's "signature wreaths."

The tradition of making a gingerbread White House dates back to 1969 -- it was started by Nixon's executive chef and as the years passed, they got more grand.

So, here's Obama's gingerbread house from 2016 -- begging the question ... 

Weiner & El Chapo Thanksgiving Meal Comes Super Early

11/23/2017 1:00 AM PST

Anthony Weiner and El Chapo won't have to wait long to lick their chops for Thanksgiving ... the prison meal's served at lunch time.

We did a little digging and found out Weiner and Chapo -- serving time at Federal Medical Center and Metropolitan Correctional Center -- will stuff their faces with turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes. For dessert, Weiner gets pie and Chapo gets candied sweet potatoes.

When it comes to dinner, all they get is an assorted box that includes sandwiches.

Meek Mill at State Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania gets:

-- Real turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie.

Bobby Shmurda at Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate NY:

-- 6 oz turkey, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, stuffing, gravy, and vanilla sundae.

Scott Peterson at San Quentin State Prison:

-- Turkey, ham, green salad with Italian dressing, stuffing or yams and cheesecake. To wash it down ... tea, Kool-Aid or water.

Kidd Creole at Rikers Island:

-- Roast turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, candied yams, steamed veggies and carrot cake. There's also a kosher menu and modified meals to accommodate therapeutic diets.

Meek Mill Prison Can't Stop Me ... I've Got Turkeys to Give Away!!!

11/21/2017 1:32 PM PST

Meek Mill isn't letting prison bars crush his holiday spirit when it comes to his traditional Thanksgiving turkey giveaway ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Meek tell us his family and friends plan to continue his annual "A DreamChaser's Thanksgiving" for Philly families. We're told Meek's camp will be handing out 1,000 birds Wednesday to 4 different organizations, just like they have been doing since 2013.

Undeterred by their host's 2-4 year sentence ... Meek's team will be on the move all day:

- 11 AM ET at Unity in the Community
- Noon at Bible Way Baptist Church
- 1:30 PM ET at Martin Luther King Rec Center
- 2:45 PM ET at Strawberry Mansion Learning Center

Meek ain't free, but his turkeys are. Happy Thanksgiving!

O.J. Simpson Juice on the Juice

11/20/2017 12:40 AM PST

Getting trumped by Trump is nothing compared to the guy in Nevada who can now say he's juiced up the Juice -- and lived to tell the tale.

O.J. Simpson hit up a Nekter Juice Bar bright and early Friday in Summerlin, near where he's been holed up since getting out of prison last month. We're told Simpson ordered a Berry Banana Burst.

It's technically a smoothie made with strawberries, bananas, blueberries, cashew milk and a little agave nectar. All that for $6, and we're told he paid straight cash, homie!

Looks like Simpson's got a new fave hangout after getting banned from the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Blac Youngsta Crazy Mickey D's Takeover Vid!!! This Got Manager Fired

11/19/2017 12:30 AM PST

Blac Youngsta got a serious case of the late night munchies after a North Carolina gig, hopped a McDonald's drive-thru line and set off a string of hijinks that cost the night manager his job. 

The rapper hit up a Mickey D's last weekend in Raleigh, and even though it was only serving at the drive-thru ... the manager opened the doors wide when he recognized Youngsta and his crew. 

That's when the trouble began -- dancing on counters, ordering up burgers, play fighting and hanging out the drive-thru window. Full golden arches turn up!

But the whole thing went too far when Youngsta attempted to take orders from actual customers. Not cool if you're a non-BY fan who's jonesin' for fries at 3 AM. We're told someone complained to corporate, and the late night manager got axed.

Judging by the video, it was totally worth it. At least until rent's due.  

'Rick and Morty' Co-Creator Sorry 'Bout the Szechuan Sauce ... We Had No Idea!

11/14/2017 7:17 AM PST

The guy who co-created Adult Swim's cult hit show, "Rick and Morty," wants to apologize for making McDonald's Szechuan sauce a thing again. Hear him out.

We got Justin Roiland -- who also voices Rick and Morty -- at LAX and asked what he thought about Mickey D's deciding to bring back the infamous dipping sauce, partly due to him writing it into his show. It caused HUGE customer lines ... and Justin's got some regrets, for sure.

For one, he feels badly for McDonald's workers who got raked over the coals by rabid customers. 

Bonus fun: Justin told us how he nailed the perfect level of drunkenness to play the mad scientist on his show. Cheers to that, bud.

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