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Justin Bieber Table for One

4/27/2017 2:20 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There's an old saying, "No man is an island," but Justin Bieber may have disproved that Thursday during a solo lunch in bustling Bev Hills.

The Biebs was dining alone at Georgie, a restaurant attached to the Montage hotel. He was chillin' with the help of his laptop, oblivious to the ladies who were lunching around him and no doubt noticing someone famous was in their midst.

Earlier this week, the Biebs enjoyed the company of friends while dancing to Kendrick Lamar in a luxury box at the Clippers game.

Waffle House Founders Die A Month Apart

4/27/2017 1:33 PM PDT
Breaking News

The second half of the Waffle House empire is no more -- co-founder Tom Forkner has died ... one month after the death of his partner, Joe Rogers Sr.

Waffle House confirmed Forkner's death. Co-founder Joe died in early March.

Waffle House was founded in 1955 in Georgia. It's one of the only restaurant chains that's open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It has more than 1,500 locations across the country.

Tom -- who was 98 years old -- joins Joe, at 97, in the big waffle house in the sky.

RIP

Jay Z & Beyonce Jumping Through Hoops To Hide Baby Bump

4/24/2017 7:05 AM PDT

Jay Z and Beyonce have a carefully orchestrated escape plan to hide her baby bump whenever they're in public, and they rolled it out after dinner in Malibu.

The couple slipped out of Nobu Sunday night under heavy cover ... from bodyguards to choreographed SUVs. We'll say this ... their drivers pulled some slick maneuvers during the elaborate game of hide-that-belly.

It's weird though, because Beyonce hasn't been shy about sharing preggo shots ... she just posted a bunch more this weekend.

Guess she only trusts her photographers, and her security will continue playing linemen to shield her until babies #2 and 3 arrive.

Starbucks Barista Not Getting Fired Post-Frappuccino Trashing

4/21/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Starbucks barista who blasted his company's glitter-coated sensation -- the Unicorn Frapp -- is NOT getting canned, and is actually getting a promotion of sorts.

Our Starbucks sources say Braden Burson will not be disciplined by bosses at the Colorado shop where he works -- despite his social media bitching about too many people ordering the beverage he calls a nightmare to make.

In fact, a rep for the company told us the brass is interested in hearing more of Braden's feedback to improve the experience for customers and employees. It sounds too good to be true: Trash your employer's product, then get invited to chat with the bosses?

We're a bit skeptical too ... especially since Braden's video has all the markings of a brilliant viral ad campaign. BTW, he's since deleted the vid ... another common viral strategy. 

But if people keep ordering the new frapp, and he keeps complaining ... who knows? Kid could make VP before he's 20!

Beyonce Super Pregnant But You Have to Look Fast

4/19/2017 6:49 AM PDT

Beyonce is super pregnant, but you gotta have quick eyes to know, because she's definitely not posin' for the paps.

Bey was leaving Beauty & Essex Tuesday in L.A., and made a quick exit to her SUV in under 5 seconds -- while her security scrambled trying to shield the queen.

As you know, Bey is having twins and bailed on Coachella per doctor's orders. But clearly she's not bedridden.

Looks like she's rockin' her "Lemonade" braids again. Then again ... it was all such a blur.

Facebook Killer Steve Stephens McDonald's Employees Who Spotted Him In Line for Reward

4/18/2017 2:20 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The McDonald's employees who called the cops on the Facebook killer are going to get the $50,000 reward ... at least if law enforcement has its way.

We spoke with local and federal law enforcement officials who tell us ... they believe the employees were the lynchpin that caused cops to corner Steve Stephens in Erie, PA. As you know, Stephens killed himself.

As for the reward, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said, "There is an award up to $50,000 for the arrest of Mr. Steve Stephens. The money comes from the FBI, ATF and U.S. Marshal Service."

Sticklers could argue no one should get the award because Stephens wasn't arrested, but there have been similar cases over the years where law enforcement determined the reward conditions were met.

The law enforcement officials with whom we spoke say it's clear ... the McDonald's employees made the difference. They spotted Stephens and stalled him at the drive-thru so cops could make their move.

We're told so far there have been no official meetings on the reward, but it sounds like the employees are in for a big surprise.

Facebook Killer McDonald's Workers Held His Fries So Cops Could Catch Him

4/18/2017 11:45 AM PDT

Facebook killer Steve Stephens was undone by McDonald's employees who ID'd him and made him wait a little extra time for his order so the cops could come and catch him.

Stephens went through the drive-thru at the McDonald's on Buffalo Road in Erie, PA when one of the workers recognized him. He ordered a 20-piece McNugget and a large fry ... but workers made it seem the fries weren't ready so they could buy time.

According to the restaurant's manager ... Stephens got his nuggets, but then said he had to go and he drove off without the fries. It was enough time for cops to get on his tail.

Stephens was involved in a high-speed police chase shortly afterward, before committing suicide in his car.

Post Malone It Ain't Coachella Until I Get My 10,000 Popeyes Biscuits!!

4/17/2017 8:42 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Nobody does Coachella like Post Malone ... who celebrated with some friends, some fans, and $8,000 worth of Popeyes ... which probably made him a lot more friends.

Post was at the music fest Sunday celebrating his "Stoney" album going platinum, when he decided to seriously turn up by ordering 10,000 Popeyes biscuits. Naturally, Post used Postmates to deliver the goods.

The delivery guy's car was nearly packed to the roof with the bread. Post showed his gratitude though with a temporary name change.

Kendall Jenner Coachella Media Warned No Pepsi Talk!!!

4/15/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kendall Jenner's ready for mics all up in her business when she hits up Coachella this weekend ... but there are strings attached -- NO PEPSI TALK!!!

Our Kendall sources tell us the model's got several interviews lined up when she hits up events at the festival ... but questions must be submitted in advance. Everyone interviewing Kendall will have a hard rule ... no direct or indirect mention of her failed Pepsi ad.

As we reported ... Kendall's hosting a party for the dating app Bumble and she'll be a guest DJ at another event.

There are consequences for outlets that get sneaky -- Kendall will be immediately pulled from the interview and the outlet will forever be persona non grata.

Ask at your peril ...

El Pollo Loco Sued Someone's Blood Is in My Mac & Cheese!

4/15/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

El Pollo Loco made a gross mistake and tossed a crazy extra ingredient into a side of macaroni and cheese ... at least according to a new lawsuit.

A California woman claims she took her 3 kids to the chicken joint, and found a "foreign object" in her side dish. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, that object was a bloody alcohol swab. She doesn't say if it actually got in her boca.

In the suit, she's demanding $75k for herself and the minor children, who she says all sustained injuries to their health, strength and activity ... just like their Mom did.

We reached out to El Pollo Loco ... so far, no word back.

Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS 'Hazing' Begins Cafeteria & Other Duties Assigned

4/11/2017 7:51 AM PDT

Neil Gorsuch will have more than just Supreme Court cases to deal with as the newest justice ... he'll also be assigned to cafeteria duty and other lowly tasks for being the new robe on the bench.

SCOTUS justices have a long-running tradition of assigning the newest high judge to junior justice duties, which include 3 specific tasks he or she must undertake until a new justice fills their spot.

Gorsuch is replacing Justice Elena Kagan, who for the last 6 plus years has had to personally answer the door if knocked on during meetings with the justices, take notes during those meetings and our favorite ... attend to grievances about cafeteria food leveled by court employees.

Kagan introduced a frozen yogurt machine to the cafeteria, and Justice Stephen Breyer expanded the cafeteria's salad bar and even added Starbucks coffee when he was the junior justice.

Looks like the bar's been set pretty high for Gorsuch ... salad bar, that is.

D.L. Hughley on Pepsi Kendall As a Black Activist Is a Joke ... She Only BANGS Black!

4/10/2017 1:18 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kendall Jenner's track record of dating black guys doesn't make her qualified to play the role of a social activist, and THAT's where Pepsi screwed up ... according to D.L. Hughley.

We got D.L. at LAX and he told us Pepsi got things seriously twisted when they cast Kendall as a soda can-wielding civil rights leader in that instantly infamous commercial.

Some people might think his take here is no more ridiculous than Pepsi's explanation for the immensely tone deaf spot. Besides, D.L. says he's had serious issues with the soda giant for years ... dating back to another infamous celeb incident.

At least Kendall's hair is intact.

'Love & Hip Hop' Star Almost Has the Fist at Catch ... Sidewalk Brawl Erupts

4/10/2017 6:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't mess with Miss Nikki Baby's crew ... they're down to brawl with or without show cameras rolling.

The "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star narrowly avoided an all-female rumble Sunday night outside of Catch. She was leaving with friends, when all of a sudden another group of women -- supposedly her friends or acquaintances -- rushed them and started trading blows until bodies hit the floor.

Interestingly, Nikki made sure no one messed up her hair or makeup. You can see she's right next to the action when the fight starts ... but she QUICKLY retreated to the sidelines.

Again, there doesn't appear to be any show cameras recording during the brawl. So, there's a much better chance this reality brawl is actually real.