Kid Ink's dog viciously attacked a pizza delivery guy and now the victim is suing for a piece of the pie.
Garnik Nazarian claims Kid ordered a pie delivered to his Granada Hills home ... and when he showed up at the front door, Kid's dog -- Louie -- attacked him ... chomping down on his hands, arms, legs, face and other body parts.
Nazarian -- claims Kid should've known Louie was "unusually dangerous" and prone to attack ... and should've kept the animal locked up.
According to the lawsuit ... Nazarian's injuries are so bad, he won't be able to deliver pizzas for a long time to come. So, in addition to medical bills and pain and suffering, he wants lost profits.
BTW ... the lawsuit is a little wonky. In California and most states, a dog bite victim doesn't have to prove the pooch was unusually dangerous or prone to attack. When dog bites a person ... owner pays -- period.
From Cabaret to Costco
8/18/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf is getting clean by going back to nature ... as in Nature Valley Bars.
Shia was shopping at the Van Nuys, CA Costco and this was a serious food run. In addition to Nature Valley, it looks like he got "Dirty" Potato Chips and Welch's Fruit Snacks. It looks like he also has a box of Honey Bunches of Oats.
Shia's LaBuff and healthy after all the alcohol-fueled craziness in L.A. and NY.
Something troubling however ... it looks like he only got one flavor of the "Dirty" chips.
I Eat, I Pay, I Tip
8/16/2014 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kendall Jenner wants to prove she's no food bill scofflaw ... which is why she not only paid for an expensive meal Tuesday -- she also left the server a big fat tip.
Kendall hit up Pearl's liquor bar in West Hollywood with Stephen Baldwin and his daughter Hailey. We're told the tab came to $554 ... and Kendall covered the whole thing ... AND left a $160 tip.
No money was thrown.
'Seinfeld' Diner Sued
Handicapped People Want Big Salads Too!
8/16/2014 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A wheelchair bound woman is suing the famous diner featured on "Seinfeld" ... because she says the place isn't handicap-friendly -- and the owner doesn't deny she's right.
68-year old Carolyn Coleman is suing Tom's Restaurant in NY -- Monk's on Seinfeld -- for not complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act ... which requires restaurants to be handicap accessible.
The woman lists a whole slew of codes the restaurant is violating ... and the manager acknowledged to the NY Post they're not up to code -- and don't have any real plans to fix it anytime soon.
Coleman -- who's been in a wheelchair since '96 -- wants more than $30K. She's also looking for a court order that would force Tom's to comply with the ADA.
She could always go to the bizarro diner.
Gerard Butler and Mel Gibson
Man-Date in Malibu
But Who Paid?
8/16/2014 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mel Gibson and Gerard Butler are both incredibly rich ... so when the duo met up for lunch in Malibu Friday we asked them who sprung for the tab. The probability is ... you'll guess wrong.
Gibson and Butler hit up Coogies in Malibu. Mel was chatty-ish on the way out.
Gerard wasn't in a real talking mood ... but we're assuming it's cause he had somewhere to go ... that involved a chick!
Threatens to Sue Waitress
Over Inadvertent Dine and Dash
8/14/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kendall Jenner claims she's been defamed by a waitress who said the 18-year-old threw money in her face ... and she's threatening to sue.
TMZ has obtained a letter from Kendall's lawyer, admitting Jenner was indeed at Mercer Kitchen last week and that she accidentally skipped out on the bill.
But legal pitbull Marty Singer says the rest of the waitress' story is a pack of lies. The waitress tweeted she chased Kendall down the street to get the money and Jenner threw it in her face.
Singer says in the letter ... what actually happened was that the waitress did come up to her outside but Jenner was "extremely apologetic" and gladly paid what she owed -- $33, plus a $7 tip ... which she "politely handed" to her.
Singer says, "Although you are working as a waitress at Mercer Kitchen, I understand you are also a struggling actress," adding, "You no doubt concocted a fictionalized account of your encounter with my client in order to create publicity for yourself."
Aunt Jemima Heirs
File $2 Billion Royalty Lawsuit
8/9/2014 7:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Aunt Jemima's relatives say they got screwed out of her pancake money following her death in 1955 ... and now, they're looking for reparations to the tune of 2 BILLION DOLLARS!!
The great grandson of Anna Short Harrington -- who took over the Jemima character in 1937 -- filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo, the Quaker Oats Company and 2 other businesses on behalf of her heirs.
D.W. Hunter claims the companies conspired to deny Harrington was a Quaker Oats employee ... but continued to exploit her image for more than 60 years without paying up.
Harrington was selected for the role because of her pancake recipe -- which they recreated for the grocery store ... but her family believes racial exploitation was involved in the deal.
They claim Harrington was talked out of using a lawyer -- exploiting her lack of education so the company wouldn't have to pay for her recipe.
From Whine to Wine
8/8/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nicole Murphy was mum Thursday on her breakup with Michael Strahan ... but she had a lot to say about her new passion -- moscato.
Nicole was leaving the W Hotel in Hollywood Thursday when she shut down questions about her breakup -- which some are calling a revenge breakup.
But Nicole was unstoppable when it came to talking about the wine she's promoting.
Watch the clip ... Nicole's wine knowledge is somewhat suspect.
Sued For Abandoning Fat Cow
8/8/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay should think about going vegan ... because he's in yet another legal war over his failed restaurant The Fat Cow.
Ramsay's landlord has just filed a lawsuit ... claiming the chef skipped out on his $52K a month long-term lease in The Grove shopping center in L.A. The landlord wants $6 MIL!
The "Hell's Kitchen" star closed The Fat Cow in March ... after a long battle with a Florida restaurant owner who claimed to have exclusive rights to the name "Fat Cow."
Ramsay's also being sued for $10 million by his business partner ... who's royally pissed that Ramsay folded like a cheap suit over the restaurant's name. In his countersuit, Ramsay says the real reason the restaurant tanked is because his partner was a financial dummy.
Such an easy solution -- Phat Cow.
A spokesperson reiterates what Gordon claimed in the docs, saying ... "“It’s the unfortunate, but inevitable normal procedure resulting from Rowen Seibel's gross mismanagement of the restaurant and diversion of funds from the business that lead to a string of financial and legal issues.”
Meats the Fatburger Challenge
24 Ounces, 5 Minutes!
8/7/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jay Leno may have a future in competitive eating ... because he's the latest Fatburger XXX challenge champ!
The challenge is both simple and daunting ... devour an entire three-patty, 24-oz Fatburger with all the fixins.
Jay scarfed it down in 5 minutes flat at the new Bev Hills Fatburger. For that he got a certificate.
Jay joins an impressive list of gluttons, including the record holder who scarfed down a 16-patty, 128-oz monstrosity in 35 minutes.
As for Leno ... a little Jaywalking is definitely in order.
Chicks with No Teeth
Can DESTROY a Corn Cob!
8/5/2014 4:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This is hilarious. The grandma from "Hollywood Hillbillies" proves that people with fake teeth can mow through a corn cob machine-gun style.
The scene: Mema (grandma) is in her backyard chowing down when her grandson rushes in to say they have a meeting with producer David Weintraub ... who eventually introduces them to Ray J.
Short of time ... Mema goes to town on the corn. Mind you ... this ancient chick doesn't have real chompers.
The show airs at 9 PM Tuesday on Reelz Channel.
Chef Sista Girl
No Sugar Coating It …
She's Cooking, Bitches!
8/5/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chef Auntie Fee
Hey Oprah, Help A Sista Out
8/4/2014 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Chef -- aka Sista Girl -- tells us she's gotten dogged by Jimmy Kimmel ... even a producer-type from "Orange is the New Black" -- everyone wants to book her. But she says she's a simple woman and isn't up on celebs ... so she doesn't know who these people are.
She does, however, know one -- Oprah -- who can help her navigate her new-found fame.
There are 2 others she tells us she would place faith in -- Tyler Perry and Steve Harvey.