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Bethenny Frankel

Puff, Puff ...

Pass the Skinnygirl Weed!

1/15/2015 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0115-bethenny-frankel-akmgsi-wmLike smoking weed but hate packing on the extra Funyun-induced pounds? Then Bethenny Frankel is about to become your salvation.  

Yes, the woman who built Skinnygirl products into a multi-million dollar empire is now branching out into weed. Our sources confirm Frankel is working on selling a kind of pot that does NOT give you the munchies.  

Frankel seemed to be doing market research last month in the Rockies when she was seen walking out of the famous Green Dragon Dispensary in Aspen. It's kinda like the Barney's New York of pot sales. 

BF later tweeted, "OMG it's the craziest thing to see marijuana legal in Aspen. People walking into pot stores like it's the @Gap #prohibitiondone"

As first reported by Us Weekly, Frankel plans to peddle her buds in states where recreational marijuana is legal ... like Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.


Justin Bieber

Gay Republicans Hijacked My Favorite Joint

1/13/2015 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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111315_justin_beiber_launch_v2There was an elephant in the room at a meeting of gay L.A. Republicans ... and the elephant was Justin Bieber 

The L.A. chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans had a meeting Monday night  at State Social House, one of Bieber's favorite restaurants.

Here's the thing. Justin showed up with 4 friends and wanted his usual perch ... in a placed called The Attic. Problem was ... The gay Republicans were still meetin'.

Justin and his crew were undaunted and just walked into The Attic, sat in the back and ordered chicken wings as the group discussed gay rights in the Republican ranks.

One of the LCR members called in to the Jillian Barberie and John Phillips' show on 790 KABC, and said he thought Justin was just a pretty lesbian ... or a "butcher version of Miley Cyrus.'

He's been called worse.

NBA's Draymond Green


... At NFL Playoff Game

1/11/2015 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

6:26 AM PT -- Turns out the women that were hanging with Draymond were Steph Curry's wife and mother.  

You can see Steph's mom, Sonya, shooting a thumbs down sign at the fans during the exchange. 

No word on where Steph was when it all went down. 
NBA player Draymond Green THREW FOOD at a bunch of Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field yesterday during an altercation involving his group of Panthers fans ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.

Green's group was seated in a private box -- and sources tell us there was a LOT of smacktalking between his group and the Seahawks fans sitting below him.

But toward the end of the game, when Seattle started piling it on ... things got especially heated -- and that's when the Golden State Warriors bigman grabbed some food and fired it at the Hawks fans.

Someone else in the group also tossed some food down below.

We're told no one got kicked out of the game -- it was already so close to the final whistle that everyone just dispersed. But the Seattle fans definitely had some words for Green as they left.

We reached out to Green and his reps for comment -- so far, no word back.


'Deadliest Catch' Star

Busted for Bad Case of the Crabs

1/11/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0109_elliott-neese_facebook"Deadliest Catch" star Elliott Neese isn't happy with his latest catch -- the salty captain just caught a stiff fine for hauling in undersized crabs. 

We found out Neese was busted back in November at Dutch Harbor after Alaskan officials sampled his ship's cargo -- highly valuable red king crab -- and pulled 13 undersized "bugs." That's a rookie mistake and huge no-no, especially when you catch professionally on TV. 

Elliott pled guilty and the fine was slashed from $6,000 to $3K. 


Scientology Center

Stiffs Delivery Guys

In Massive Pizza Order

1/7/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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If you're a pizza delivery guy who fights L.A. traffic to get your pies to customers while they're still hot, you may want to give the Scientology order to another driver, because apparently they don't tip.

Our pizza sources tell us last Friday the folks at the Hollywood Scientology building ordered 180 pizzas -- 100 pepperoni, 60 cheese and 20 veggies -- from Papa John's. The bill totaled $2,094.89.

Two delivery guys made 4 separate trips to L. Ron Hubbard's palace, and when all was said and done, they got nothing. The credit card was for precisely $2,094.89 ... not a penny in tip.

Scientology strongly encourages members to give a percentage of their income to the org, yet the pizza guys got 0%.

In the end, the Papa John's manager gave his guys $10 each for their troubles.

And that's a pie in the face.

After finding out about our story, a rep for Scientology told us "Senior officials were shocked and embarrassed and sent $300 to the restaurant."



Teresa Giudice

A Bad Egg Before Prison

1/5/2015 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sweet freedom tastes just like a sad egg sandwich -- at least that's what "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice wants to remember it was like.

Teresa was snapped at 2 AM Monday, somberly chowing down her last meal as a free woman -- a hot egg sandwich at Elmer's Diner in Danbury, where she'll be spending the next 15 months.

We're told she spent most of her time at the table with her lawyer ... on her phone, saying goodbye to friends. 

Pretty sure she perked up when she saw that prison commissary list.


Teresa Giudice

Welcome to Club Fed ...

Enjoy Your Ice Cream!

1/5/2015 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" inmate Teresa Giudice will be living in the relative lap of luxury while locked up for the next 15 months ... bathing with Dove soap and sipping cappuccinos.

TMZ got its hands on the commissary list from Danbury prison ... it ain't Whole Foods but it's a whole lot better than you'd think. Her food choices include:

-- Hummus and macaroons 
-- Albacore tuna
-- Cilantro cubes
-- Louisiana hot sauce
-- Deli meat
-- Oreos
-- Dove bars
-- Wild berry frozen yogurt 

And there's plenty she can buy to pass the time, including MP3 players w/ Skullcandy earbuds. She can also buy make-up and cover up those zits with acne cream.

And forget sandpaper to clean yourself ... she can buy Charmin, baby!  And for those lingering smells, she can purchase fragrance oils. 

The best part ... we're told Teresa can spend more than an entire family -- $320/week -- and get this ... her family can put as much money in her account as they want.

So when she's not stocking up on vitamins and beauty supplies she'll be binge eating Fruity Dyno Bites.

She's going to be VERY popular.


College FB Star

Signs Huge Deal At In-N-Out

... I'll Take My Future Animal Style

1/3/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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College football star Brock Hekking takes life with grilled onions and special sauce ... 'cause the former Nevada DE just signed one of the biggest deals of his existence -- at his local In-N-Out.

Brock is expected to be selected in April's NFL Draft ... at least according to Octogon sports ... a huge sports agency that reps some of the biggest stars in the world including Michael Phelps and Steph Curry

So, when Octogon approached him to sign a contract with the agency ... Hekking -- who became nationally recognized for his sweet mullet -- wanted to make the event special and personal. 

Which brings us to the In-N-Out burger joint in Vacaville, CA ... Brock's hometown. 

"I went every day after high school. It's where I dreamed of becoming a ball player ... so I thought it would be best to [sign my contract] there."

Here's the question ... what do you order to go with one of the most important documents of your life? 

"Two double-doubles, fries, and a drink."

French Laundry

$300,000 Worth of Wine Stolen

From Restaurant You'll Never, Ever Get Into

12/31/2014 8:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

French Laundry Restaurant RobbedIn the 1%-iest crime of 2014 ... thieves made off with $300,000 worth of wine from French Laundry ... the Bay Area restaurant that is known to be the hardest place in the country to get a table.  

Thieves cracked open a door to the wine room on the property and made off with 76 bottles ... some of which retail for as much as $15,000.

The alleged break-in took place on Christmas Day after the restaurant served its last meals on Christmas Eve before a planned six-month closure for repairs. 

Chef Thomas Keller posted about the crime on Facebook, saying, "The French Laundry wine program is, as many of you know, singular and distinct. We look forward to rebuilding our cellar in the meantime and plan to get to the bottom of this disheartening act immediately."



Giada de Laurentiis

My Marriage Is Cooked

12/30/2014 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The timer has gone off on the marriage between TV chef Giada de Laurentiis and her fashion designer husband Todd Thompson.

Giada -- who's been with Thompson since 2003 -- announced their split with a flowery Facebook post that makes it sound like this will be the most amicable break-up ever. In her post, Giada says they're moving forward separately, but doing what's best for their "family's happiness." 

Giada and Todd have a 6-year-old daughter, Jade Marie.

No word on if either has filed divorce papers yet. They first separated back in July.


Jameis Winston

Late Night Chicken Run

Hits Roscoe's with 3 Women

12/29/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jameis Winston
and Barack Obama have something in common -- they both ordered the same exact meal at Roscoe's House Of Chicken 'N Waffles. 

TMZ Sports has learned the Florida State QB hit up the iconic L.A. chicken joint around 12:30 AM Sunday for a late night meal. 

Our poultry sources tell us ... Winston was dressed in his FSU warm-ups and arrived with 3 women in tow.

We're told Winston ordered the "Obama Special" ... 3 wings and a waffle ... which was named after the President when he ordered the meal during a visit back in 2012

The good news? Seems like Jameis listened to Kevin Hart's advice ... 'cause we're told he paid for the meal without incident. 

Baby steps ...



Paula Deen

Noel, Please!

Bacon & Booze Holidaze

12/23/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

122314_tv_tune_in_paula_dean_launch Paula Deen's hyping her new network with a Christmas-themed video that's dripping in syrupy sweet Southern charm. Also a ton of butter, and some bourbon for good measure.

It's a whole scene with Paula's family, but still feels like something is missing. 

Paula Deen & Family

Catching Sugar High for Holidays

12/23/2014 10:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

122314_paula_deen_launchIt's not clear what the hell is happening in this Paula Deen Christmas promo ... but one thing is for sure ... she and the fam are happy as butter-soaked clams.

Deen put out this video of her clan whipping up some holiday recipes -- but mostly it looks like they're just getting loopy on carbs and bourbon. Somehow this is supposed to be a promo for the online Paula Deen Network.

Watch as Deen cackles and spews one gem after another -- while her sons parade around like Southern gentlemen. Think "A Christmas Carol" meets "Gone with the Wind."



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