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Papa John's Pizza

We're Sorry Iggy Azalea ...

Blabbing Driver Was Disciplined

2/9/2015 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Papa John's takes the privacy of its customers seriously, and has taken "appropriate disciplinary action" against the driver who gave out Iggy Azalea's phone number ... TMZ has learned.

A Papa John's spokesperson wouldn't specify what action was taken, but tells us ... "We are reaching out directly to Ms. Azalea and hope to resolve this incident and make it right."

As we previously reported ... Iggy says her delivery driver this weekend gave her private digits to his brother -- who then called and texted her repeatedly. 

Although Iggy put the company on blast ... she also said it was her "favorite pizza." We smell endorsement deal, if she plays this right.

Iggy Azalea

Puts Papa John's Drivers on Blast

They're Pizzas of Crap!!

2/8/2015 3:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0208-iggy-azalea-papa-johns-tmz-01Iggy Azalea says her pizza privacy has been violated by a Papa John's driver ... and now she's on the digital attack looking for vengeance. 

Azalea tweeted Sunday about a recent pie order gone awry ... writing, "Papa John's was my favorite pizza but the drivers they use give out your personal phone number to their family members."

The rapper claims she asked her driver's supervisor for pictures of the guy so she could identify who gave out her number ... but his boss refused. So she BLASTED the company online.

Iggy even included a screen grab of one of the text messages she received from the driver's brother.

We reached out to a rep for Papa John's.  So far, no word back.

Guess Iggy likes beef with other rappers AND on her pizza.

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Rob Gronkowski

YES, I'VE BEEN CHEATING

... On My Diet, Bitches!

2/6/2015 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

020615_gronk_launchTo the victor, GO THE CHEESEBURGERS ... so says Rob Gronkowski who tells TMZ Sports he's been on a celebratory cheeseburger binge ever since he won the big game. 

"I've been eating cheeseburgers off the charts," Gronk told us out in NYC earlier today.

Don't worry, the burgerfest is only temporary ... Gronk says he'll be back on his regular diet in just a few days -- but if anyone's EARNED a burger break, it's this guy.

Bonus -- Gronk told us he'll be spending time in L.A. this summer and says he hopes he can continue making waves in Hollywood ... where he's already landed a movie role ("Entourage") and TV cameos ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?"). 

Our fingers are still crossed for a Gronk & Marshawn Lynch reality show

Broncos' DeMarcus Ware

We Get Free Pizza at Practice

... Courtesy of Peyton

1/29/2015 3:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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we've-got-the-hookup_ipad Another perk of having Peyton Manning as a teammate -- FREE PIZZA!!!

According to Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware, Peyton ain't stingy when it comes to his Papa John's hookup ... and often sends pies to the workplace. 

As you know, Peyton's not just a spokesperson for the pizza company -- he also owns 21 franchises in the Denver area ... and they all saw a boom in profits after Manning came aboard. 

So, with rumors that Peyton could retire before next season -- there's one question we gotta ask ... are the Broncos gonna have to pay for their pizza next year???

Gordon Ramsay

GUNS OUT

... In the 'Bu

1/28/2015 7:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
012815_gordon_ramsey_launch_v3Gordon Ramsay is JACKED, SON!!! 

The "Hell's Kitchen" chef was out in Malibu on Tuesday ... strollin' around in his workout gear after a triathlon training session -- flexin' a serious pair of guns.  

Turns out, 48-year-old Ramsay is a hardcore athlete ... he's completed 15 marathons, 3 ultra-marathons, 3 half-Ironmans and the actual Ironman in Hawaii. 

FYI -- Ramsay started running marathons in 2001 ...and says his goal is to break the 3:30 mark. 

In fact, Gordon clocked in a time of 3:30:14 back 2004 ... but says he chocked that up to posing for pics for fans and signing autographs.

"Had I not said yes and taken some water and stolen a Jelly Baby, I would have done it in under 3.30," Ramsay told The Telegraph ... "I am going to break 3.30. I won’t stop until I do."

Papa John

There's Something Fishy About this Photo

I'm Eating Tuna!

1/26/2015 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Papa John says the photo taken over the weekend is NOT what it seems, because he was forking a tuna ... not a pizza.

We got this pic of PJ -- aka John Schnatter -- dining at the uber-fancy St. Regis hotel at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. You see pizza on a plate and a fork in his hand.

But John's people tell us, "what you caught was Papa eating tuna, not pizza. John did have a slice of someone else's pizza as an appetizer before you took that picture ... but hands only, and no fork -- never!"

Stay tunad.

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'OITNB' Star Lea DeLaria

Fuggedaboutit

Papa John's No Italian

1/26/2015 10:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Orange Is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria is more likely to order a hit on Papa John founder John Schnatter than pizza from him.

"Big Boo" came out to greet some fans at L.A.'s Sunset Tower after the SAG Awards and our pherless photog asked if she'd ever eat pizza with utensils.

When we told Lea that Schnatter was spotted out cutting up his pizza and eating it like a foppish dandy she instantly had him pegged as someone who should be sleeping with the fishes.

Watch and learn.

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Papa John

PIZZA TRAITOR!!!

1/24/2015 8:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
0124-papa-john-tmz-01update_graphic_red_barPJ's finally responded, and says ... he did not fork it up.
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is like Benedict Arnold slathered in marinara sauce!

We got PJ -- aka John Schnatter -- chowing down on the competition at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.  

A far cry from the chain, the pie was served up at the uber-fancy St. Regis Hotel.

But his real transgression is the method ... HE ATE IT WITH A FORK!

Better pizza.  Better explain!

Kobe Bryant

Injury Hurts Local Restaurants

Expecting Fans to Bail

1/24/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It's not just the Lakers who will take a hit with Kobe Bryant out the rest of the season -- local L.A. restaurants are also concerned ... telling TMZ Sports business is significantly slower when the Mamba isn't on the court. 

FYI -- Staples Center is located right next to L.A. Live ... a major entertainment center packed with restaurants often trafficked by people before and after events at the arena. 

But with Kobe going down with a torn rotator cuff, several restaurant staffers tell us everyone is going to suffer. 

We spoke with Mike Zislis -- owner of Rock ‘N Fish at L.A. Live -- who tells us, "We feel like we’re gonna lose at least 10 percent of our sales per home game."

"Last year when Kobe was out we calculated we lost $250k in revenue," Zislis says, noting that Kobe only played in 2 home games during the '13-'14 season. 

"Lakers fans generally spend more than Kings or Clippers fans so when they suck and Kobe isn’t there to draw fans, it hurts."

We also spoke with staffers at Katsuya at L.A. Live who echoed Mike's statements. One staffer told us, "When Kobe is out, the restaurant is empty and business is slow. It sucks for the staff because less people equals less tips."

Of course, there's one simple solution to the problem -- the Lakers could go on a winning streak and bring the fans back to the arena. 

No pressure Swaggy P.

'The Fugees' Pras

N. Korea Killed Me Softly

With Their Crappy Food ...

1/23/2015 7:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012315_pras_launchThe food in North Korea is garbage ... Pras has been to the Hermit kingdom and is dishin' on their crappy dishes.

We caught up with the Fugees co-founder outside Madeo in West Hollywood and let's just say he's not a fan of the cuisine. 

Apparently there's no Korean BBQ actually in N.K. ... Pras flew there in August to check out a wrestling match but said the food was so horrible, he only ate beans.

Food aside, Kim Jong Un shouldn't expect a private Fugees bash anytime soon ... Pras ain't down with that whole communism vibe. Sorry Kim.

Maybe he'll reconsider if they ever get a Madeo over there. Watch.

Charlotte McKinney

I Really Do

Eat Carl's Jr, But ...

1/23/2015 6:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012315_charlotte_mckinney_launchCharlotte McKinney's Super Bowl commercial for Carl's Jr. is awesome for sure ... although just about everyone is calling BS on her testimonial, because how can THAT chick eat a big fat burger? 

McKinney was out Thursday at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills (the exact opposite of Carl's Jr) where it seemed the buxom blonde had a little sake with dinner. Or a lot.

Anyway when it came time to ask if she's a fan of Carl's ... she stayed on message like a pro.

Kate Upton, you've got a real challenger to your throne.



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Bravo Star Greg Plitt

Company Warns ...

Drink Won't Make You Superman

1/23/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bravo star Greg Plitt's favorite energy drink will not give you superpowers ... so says the company that makes WheyUP -- the product Plitt was plugging when he was hit by a train.

The pre-workout drink contains protein and caffeine, but Shadow Beverages and Snacks wants to stress what should be obvious -- it would never give anyone the ability to outrun a train.

Even though a bunch of empty WheyUp bottles were found near the tracks ... a company rep tells us Plitt wasn't drinking all of them -- he was crushing most of them with a hammer for the promo shoot.

Plitt was a co-owner of WheyUp, and the rep says he had full creative control when it came to his video shoots.

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Chargers Star D.J. Fluker

I Once Ate 65 Chicken Nuggets

... And It Wasn't Enough

1/22/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chargers DJ Fluker Chicken Nuggets It's time for "Giant Man Story Time" with NFL star D.J. Fluker ... who is about to tell TMZ Sports the true story of a guy who ate 65 Chick-fil-A nuggets only to lose a contest to a man WHO ATE 80.

Fluker -- 6'5 and 339-lbs for you scoring at home -- was out in L.A. when our camera guy asked him about the most fast food he's ever eaten in one sitting.

That's when "Giant Man Story Time" began -- with Fluker telling us he once bravely entered a chicken nugget eatin' contest and downed 65 mini-birds, but it wasn't enough to win.

Bonus -- He also tells us who the biggest eater in the NFL is.

Hint? He's bigger than you.

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