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#NuggsForCarter Teen Wendy's Just the Start ... I'm Making the Most of My 15 Mins!

5/9/2017 2:35 PM PDT

The teen who scored a year's worth of free Wendy's chicken nuggets is getting advice on how to handle his new celeb status, and all those free nuggs!

Carter Wilkerson was on "TMZ Live" talking about the success of his #nuggsforcarter campaign and revealed his game plan now that Wendy's is hooking him up for his viral tweet. Then Harvey hooked him up with a better plan ... he thinks, at least.

The 16-year-old seemed open to the advice, but following through won't be easy -- not with all those vouchers burning a hole in his pocket.

Qantas CEO Gets Messy Message ... Shut Your Pie Hole!!!

5/9/2017 1:58 PM PDT

The CEO of Qantas Airways got served a whole pie to the face and never saw it coming!

The incident went down Monday when Alan Joyce was talking to a bunch of business leaders in Australia. Out of nowhere, someone walked onstage with a pie in hand and blasted the unsuspecting honcho ... IN THE FACE!!

Joyce never skipped a beat -- changed into a clean suit, and said these kinda shenanigans go down all the time. The pie-man was reportedly ID'd and arrested.

The airline biz is getting more physical every day.

Wendy's #NuggsforCarter Teen Gets Hook Up After Beating Ellen!

5/9/2017 8:15 AM PDT
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Wendy's just rewarded the teen who tried to score a year's worth of chicken nuggets -- even though he fell more than 14 million shy of the restaurant's Twitter demands.

We ain't hating, since Carter Wilkinson DID beat out Ellen DeGeneres for most retweets in history -- 3,433,823 with his #nuggsforcarter campaign. Ellen previously had the record for her Oscars selfie.

Getting that record was good enough for Wendy's which said Tuesday morning it's hooking up Carter with a year's supply of free nuggs. Dude got a certificate and vouchers to make it official.

Carter started his quest last month when he tweeted Wendy's asking how many retweets he needed to score the deal. Wendy's said 18 million.

He got a nice discount.

George Clooney, Rande Gerber Casamigos Unidos por Cumpleaños! ... Gracias, Amal!

5/8/2017 9:29 AM PDT

George Clooney and Rande Gerber kept a tradition going of celebrating their birthdays, thanks to Amal -- who surprised the hell outta both of 'em over the weekend.

Sources close to the group tell TMZ ... Amal invited Rande and Cindy Crawford to fly to the UK to surprise George, and join them for an intimate Saturday night dinner. We're told it worked ... George was dumbfounded when he saw his bff.

George and Rande -- whose birthdays fall within about a week of each other -- usually celebrate together, but since George and Amal moved to London ... it seemed like that might not happen.

Rande's appearance wasn't the only surprise. We're told Amal brought out a custom Casamigos cake -- featuring mini George and Rande figurines ... which actually kinda does 'em justice.

Ayesha Curry Opening BBQ Joint ... With Super Famous Chef

5/8/2017 6:15 AM PDT
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Chef Curry with the pot!!! 

Ayesha Curry -- wife of NBA superstar Steph Curry -- is opening her own own BBQ restaurant in San Francisco with the help of one of the most famous chef/restaurateurs in the world! 

Make no mistake about it, Ayesha is a legit cook -- and has been featured on the Food Network a bunch of times over the years. 

Now, she's making the leap and opening her own place -- with Michael Mina ... who operates TWO Michelin star rated restaurants. 

Ayesha says the restaurant will be called International Smoke -- and will open mid 2017. 

The menu will feature ribs, BBQ lobster, slow cooked pork, sausage and more! 

Guessing the Golden State Warriors will get a friends and family discount??? 

Starbucks Sued You Jacked Our Magical Unicorn! Now it's Just Crappy Frapp

5/4/2017 2:07 PM PDT

Starbucks' pink and blue Unicorn Frappuccino craze has a Brooklyn coffee shop feeling straight-up blue ... and super pissed off.

Owners of The End claim the idea of a brightly colored, multi-flavored drink was theirs, AND they came up with it months before Starbucks. In a lawsuit, The End says its Unicorn Latte features pink and blue colors and ZERO coffee ... just like Starbucks' concoction.

According to the suit ... The End started selling its Unicorn Latte in December 2016 and filed paperwork to own the name in January. Starbucks rolled out their beverage in April, and The End says it's confusing consumers -- Unicorn Frapp, Unicorn Latte ... tomato, tomahto.

The End wants Starbucks to stop using Unicorn on all its drinks and pay up for stealing it. Not fuh nuthin' but ... the Brooklyn shop also wants a public apology.

A Starbucks rep tells us ... the suit is without merit, and its drink was inspired by many unicorn-themed foods and drinks trending on social media.

Kobe Bryant Photo Friendly With Hot Model ... On Cereal Run

5/4/2017 10:15 AM PDT
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While Steph Curry and LeBron James make another playoff run, Kobe Bryant is reaping the benefits of retired life -- snappin' pics with beautiful models and eating Reese's Puffs.

Super hot Instagram model Shelley Golden posted the encounter in California with the NBA legend, jokingly saying "Me and bae getting groceries as usual."

In case you were dying to find out what food fuels Retired Mamba in the morning ... it looks like Kobe's all about that PB and chocolate deliciousness.

Who said retirement would be boring?

DJ Khaled Here's My Audition ... Hire Me, Starbucks!

5/3/2017 1:57 PM PDT

DJ Khaled's all hyped up to work at Starbucks ... not as a barista (that would be awesome though) ... but as the star of a new ad campaign -- and we got his audition on camera!

The rapper was rolling in a golf cart Tuesday at the Beverly Glen Circle in L.A. -- indulging in some pumpkin cake -- when he breaks down how un-un-un-un-un-un-un-un-un-believable the product is.

If any casting agents are watching ... Khaled's waiting for the MAJOR KEY!!

Liam Neeson Uses Particular Set of Skills ... To Find Free Food!!

5/3/2017 12:55 PM PDT

Liam Neeson's known for hunting down bad guys and making them pay, but he's also skilled at hunting down good guys who want to give him a delicious free sandwich.

The manager at Big Star Sandwich Co. in New Westminster, Canada put up a sign Tuesday morning offering Liam free grub after hearing he was filming in the area. Our sandwich meat sources (yep, we got those) tell us a few hours later ... BOOM ... Mr. "Taken" walked into the shop!

We're told he used his most intimidating voice and simply said, "Where is my free sandwich?"

Liam didn't actually eat because he had to rush back to set, but did snap a pic with employees. The actor's up there shooting "Hard Powder" ... a movie about a snow plow driver seeking revenge against a drug kingpin who he thinks murdered his son.

Instant classic. The photo. Probably not the movie.

Fyre Festival Sandwich Pic Was the Real Scam Guests Had Real Food!!!

5/1/2017 11:10 AM PDT

The Fyre Festival's now notorious sandwich photo was the staff lunch and guests actually got awesome food ... so claim sources connected to festival organizers.

We're told guests were served chicken, pasta, burgers and fries and salad ... not just a gnarly cheese sandwich. As for breakfast ... donuts, waffles and coffee. 

People who attended the festival tell us quite a few people were actually staying in villas near the campsite ... the tents were low-end accommodations. And, we're told, the people who rented villas had access to speedboats.

We're also told Billy McFarland vows to return everyone's money, and he's "devastated."

We haven't gotten any word that anyone has received a refund ... so far.

As we reported ... there's a $100 million lawsuit against McFarland and Ja Rule, claiming they committed fraud and lied about the festival from the get-go.

Sony Sues Applebee's We Got Beef With Your Beef Ad ... You Didn't Pay for AC/DC!

5/1/2017 12:58 PM PDT

Sony is pissed at Applebee's for using AC/DC and C+C Music Factory songs without ever paying a dime for them ... according to a new lawsuit.

Sony says it owns the license and copyright on "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" and "Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" -- both of which are featured in the restaurant's ad campaign.

According to the suit, Sony was contacted through a third party about using the tracks in TV spots plugging wood-fired beef and the Applebee's to-go service. Sony says it quoted prices -- $250k for the AC/DC tune, and $50k for C+C Music Factory's -- and sent license agreements, but never got paid.

When Sony reached out for their money, Applebee's claimed it already paid the third party. Not good enough for Sony, obviously, which is suing the restaurant for the $300k, plus damages.1:44 PM PT -- A spokesperson for Applebee's has responded, stating, “Applebee's intends to vigorously defend this lawsuit, which we believe does not have merit. We cannot comment further on pending litigation.”

Jimmy John's Cashier Dude Who Robbed Me's a Bitch! Gun Didn't Scare Me

4/29/2017 12:30 AM PDT

The Jimmy John's cashier who didn't flinch when a robber put a gun in his face has a simple explanation for his cool reaction -- dude seemed like a total rookie.

We spoke to Tuker Murray -- Assistant GM at the Kansas City, MO shop, and he told us he never feared for his life, despite staring down the barrel of the handgun. Surveillance video of the Wednesday night confrontation went viral when KCPD released it.

Tuker says there was nothing intimidating about the perp. And get this ... when we told him the gun had actually jammed (you can see it in the video), he said his response would have been even ballsier.

The suspect, 54-year-old Terry Rayford, got away with $280. He's since been caught, and turns out he wasn't a rook at all.

Most Interesting Man in the World Is a Rose All Day Kinda Guy

4/28/2017 1:03 PM PDT

Harsh reality here about Dos Equis' new Most Interesting Man in the World -- dude loves him some rosé!

The new guy, whose name is Augustin Legrand, was chilling Thursday at Sant Ambroeus in NYC's West Village. So, let's see ... he has a French name, and he's at a French restaurant ... so maybe the rosé makes sense.

Sure his beer bosses might not be thrilled with the image, but we're guessing his contract doesn't require him to drink Dos Equis 24/7.

As they say in Paris -- Reste soif, mes amis!

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