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Bobby Flay's Estranged Wife

He's Rich Because of My Mouth!

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

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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David Letterman

Cake Rots On Street

As Big Names Show for Finale

5/20/2015 1:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0520-david-letterman-cake-fail-TMZ-01David Letterman's last show drew big stars ... who resisted grabbing a remnant of the cake which became a launching pad the night before for Bill Murray.

Dave's sendoff included quite the guest list, including Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Walters, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, and Tina Fey.

Everyone's been super secretive about the particulars of Dave's final show ... but we do know Letterman gave the staff special jackets embroidered with a 'Thank You' message.  

Not exactly Oprah level ... but still not bad.


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The Game

Happy to Make You a Meal, Kids ...

Fries Included! [TMZ TV]

5/13/2015 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Game surprised kids at a McDonalds in Ferguson, Missouri by showing up, and buying 100 happy meals for the crowd -- but instead of bailing after picking up the tab ... he also picked up a shift.

Dude, worked the hell out of that deep fryer! tmz-on-tv-3

Pres. Candidate Dr. Ben Carson

My Latest Speech Lacks Teeth

5/13/2015 2:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0513-main-carson-tmz-01Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson does not lack wisdom, but incisors are a different story.

The Republican hopeful -- who made a name for himself in 1987 as the first neurosurgeon to separate twins conjoined at the head -- was stumping at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville, South Carolina where he chowed down on scrambled eggs, grits and ham biscuits when he noticed a bonus on his plate ... his front tooth had fallen out. 

0513-subasset-carson-tmz-01The good doc stared into his plate, thought for a second then discretely placed the errant chomper into his shirt pocket. 

Carson then stood up and delivered an impassioned speech ... with a hint of whistle. 

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Grateful Dead Guitarist Bob Weir

Cold Shoulder ...

Passes On Cherry Garcia

5/13/2015 2:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bob Weir might have sipped the electric kool-aid back in the day, but the Grateful Dead guitarist threw some serious frozen shade when asked about Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

The legendary jammer was in NYC when he ran into our photog ... who lobbed up a serious softball question: "What is the best Ben & Jerry's ice cream?"

The obvious answer would be to pay homage to his former band mate, Jerry Garcia and blurt out Cherry Garcia as quickly as possible. Right?

Didn't go down that way. Check it out ... 'cause Bob also dropped a shocker about tie-dye and guitar smashing. Brace yourselves, Deadheads ... this is kinda weir.

The Game

This Is How We Do

At Mickey D's Drive-Thru!

5/13/2015 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One hundred kids in Ferguson, Missouri got the thrill of a lifetime when they got free McDonald's Happy Meals ... courtesy of The Game

The Compton rapper stepped behind the counter, manned the fryer and even worked the drive-thru window, where he doled out free food. 

0513-the-game-mcdonalds-instagramGame wrote about the experience saying, "#100HappyMeals in #Ferguson for the kids in the neighborhood..... I appreciate yall for showing love & the workers at the Mickey D's..... This was a dope experience !!!!"

Game also visited the memorial of Mike Brown, where he posed for photos with kids and even met Brown's grandmother. 

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Mariah Carey

If The Shoe Fits ...

Eat It

5/12/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0511-mariah-carey-birthday-cake-TMZ-01Mariah Carey got some real sole food for Mother’s Day this year … a massive cake in the shape of a shoe made with REAL gold.

We’re told Mariah’s manager sent the scrumptious slipper to her house as a Mother’s Day gift … and had it specially made by Kailava -- a company featured on "Cake Boss: Next Great Baker" and known for extreme edible sculptures.

Other than the mirror base that displayed the sugary shoe, everything on the cake was edible … even the gold … which is probably why it was worth a couple thousand dollars.

Even though this size 8 could fit perfectly around her foot, the best place for it is deep in her gut. Brings a whole new meaning to foot-in-mouth syndrome.

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Ronda Rousey

Chicken Wing Erotica

... There's a Sexy Way to Scarf

5/12/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Forget oysters ... did you know CHICKEN WINGS could also serve as an aphrodisiac?!??

Well, according to UFC superstar Ronda Rousey ... it's all about HOW you stuff 'em in your mouth. 

As you may know, Rousey is a bit of a wing-aholic ... she eats plate loads of the stuff after every one of her fights.

So, when our photog Adam told her he finds female wing eaters super hot, Rousey took it even further ... giving a step-by-step guide on the sexiest way a person can take down poultry parts. 

It's hot ... and it ain't just the buffalo sauce talkin'.  

Julie Bowen

Best Actress

In a Supporting Nepal Role

5/8/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0507-julie-bowen-lemonaid-splashJulie Bowen knows the old saying -- when life hands you a deadly earthquake ... make lemonade -- to raise money for the victims of that deadly earthquake.

The "Modern Family" star and her kids joined the Nepal relief effort on Thursday with double barrels of lemon"aid" -- hawking the refreshments to hikers in L.A.'s Fryman Canyon. Even when her kids bailed for a few hours ... Julie held down the fort, solo.

It's like watching an episode of her show play out in real life, just without Sofia Vergara. Which sucks ... but it's for charity, so man up.

Pierre Garcon

Legal Weed Could Be Great

For My Pizza Biz!

5/6/2015 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Legal weed in Washington D.C. means legal munchies in Washington D.C. ... which could be HUGE for the pizza business ... and NFL star Pierre Garcon says he's ready for the boom!!! 

The Washington Redskins wide receiver -- one of the founders of SpinFire Pizza -- just opened his 2nd location ... this one just miles from the nation's capital, where weed became legal back in March. 

"Hopefully, it helps my business," Garcon joked with TMZ Sports ... "but hopefully, not too many people get in trouble with the marijuana in the league."

As far as the pizza business goes, Garcon says he's trying to catch up to Peyton Manning ... who owns 21 Papa John's locations in the Denver area -- and is CRUSHING it, btw. 

"I'm trying to grow like he is!"

2 down, 19 to go! 

San Antonio Spurs

Coach Pop Hooked Us Up

... Dinner, Drinks, Party Bus

5/4/2015 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0504_spurs_twitterThe guy who organized the San Antonio Spurs post-Game 7 mega-bash was their very own coach -- who paid for a fancy steak dinner, drinks and a party bus to thank his players ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Our Spurs sources tell us ...Coach Gregg Popovich wanted to show his appreciation to his players after they were eliminated from the playoffs Saturday night ... so he organized a night out in Hollywood. 

We're told he set up a post-game steak dinner at Mastros in Beverly Hills ... and paid for EVERYTHING (and this place sure as hell ain't cheap). 

Afterward, Pop hired a party bus to chauffeur the guys to Project Club L.A. -- and encouraged the team to "take their minds off the game and let loose" ... not wallow in their sorrows.

The guys did just that ... some harder than others ... and as we previously reported, Tim Duncan had to carry at least ONE of his over-intoxicated teammates back to the bus. 

Pretty cool boss. 

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

GET BENCHED

Forced to Wait for a Table!

5/1/2015 9:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501_kim_kardashian_kanye_west_waiting_sushi_launch2The folks at Shibuya Sushi have cojones the size of Kim Kardashian's butt cheeks ... because they had the chutzpah to make KK and Kanye West sit outside and actually WAIT FOR A TABLE. The humanity!!!

The couple stopped off in Calabasas after Kim's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ... thinking they'd be able to grab a quick bite to eat. But the restaurant was full and Kimye was forced to hit the bench out front and wait ... for a whopping 30 minutes!

To add insult to injury, when they finally got seated ... it was at a table by the window which ain't great when you're photographed as much as they are.

FYI ... Shibuya Sushi is very well-reviewed on Yelp, but these pics are the best advertising ever.

Our sushi is so good, even Kimye will wait for it!

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