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Rooster McConaughey

Free Miller Lite

... Less Filling Than You'd Think

9/20/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0918-rooster-mcconaughey-getty-twitter-tmz-01Matthew McConaughey's older brother Rooster just scored a year's supply of Miller Lite for naming his son after the brew ... but it may not last very long.

Rooster is what you'd call a Miller Lite superfan. He's always got a can in his hand, even on his new reality series "West Texas Investors Club." So, it's not outlandish he named his son Miller Lyte.

The folks at Miller Lite caught wind of Rooster's brand loyalty and they're sending him 24 cases ... what they consider a year supply. Here's the thing ... each case of Miller Lite has 24 cans and if you do the math, that's 576 beers ... or 1.5 beers a day.

Something tells us it's more like a seasonal supply for Rooster.


Papa John's

Confederate Flag Driver

Forced To Remove Plates

9/19/2015 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


A Papa John's delivery guy who sported a Confederate Flag decal plate has been forced by the company to remove it or lose his job. 

We're told the driver, who works at a location in North Carolina, is infamous around town for the plates and locals have been very upset. We're told customers have even taken to Yelp to voice their complaints.

Things got so serious, we're told corporate got involved, and the employee was forced to remove the plates.

A rep for Papa John's tells TMZ, "we do not condone these types of actions -- we have taken quick and decisive disciplinary action against the team member involved." At this point, the pizza joint says the guy still has his job.

As for the pizza ... it's still delicious. 

Russell Westbrook

Knee Deep in PB & J ...

You Damn Skippy!!

9/18/2015 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You can call Russell Westbrook ... Swaggy P.B. -- 'cause the NBA superstar is getting a smooth hookup that could have a serious effect on his game during the upcoming season.

The OKC Thunder guard confessed to Jimmy Kimmel that he has to have a toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwich before every game, and not just any peanut butter will do -- Russ demands Skippy. He did not specify creamy or crunchy (though he seems like a creamy guy to us).

We found out the folks at Skippy got wind of Westbrook's ritual, and they're more than happy to keep him hooked. A Skippy spokesperson tells TMZ Sports, "We'll make sure he's got enough to fuel him all season long."

Westbrook's in the middle of an $80 million contract, so it's not like he couldn't stock up on his own. But if someone's handing you 82 games worth of nutty goodness, the proper response is always ... YES!

Taco Bell

Obsessed Fan Scores Free Trip, Free Tacos

9/16/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-mogirlprobs-tacobell-twitterTake your senior pics at Taco Bell and you get a free trip to L.A. ... but only if you're a T-Bell nutcase.

Brittany Creech, a St. Louis native and self-proclaimed Taco Bell connoisseur, got a call from Taco Bell honchos after her pics were re-tweeted thousands of times.  

The company just flew her out to L.A. to star in a new online marketing campaign for the brand. 

As for compensation .... there is none, but a trip to L.A. is still awesome. And there's this ... she gets free Taco Bell the entire time she's on the left coast.  

Talk about a deal ...


Ronda Rousey

Carl's Jr. Ready for Round Two

... After Record Sales

9/12/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0910_Ronda-Rousey_carls_jr_TMZRonda Rousey is crushing the fast food world about as quickly as she does MMA opponents -- her sexy commercial has Carl's Jr. grill jockeys slangin' at near record levels.  

Our sources over at Carl's Jr. tell us Rousey's spot for their Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Breakfast Sandwich boosted sales almost immediately. They didn't want to give up specific numbers, but one source said the campaign "far exceeded" all goals.

The ad's been running nationwide for less than 2 weeks, and we're told it already has more than ONE BILLION media impressions. That puts Ronda in the same lofty neighborhood as the brand's other sexy spokesbabes Paris HiltonKim Kardashian, and Kate Upton

Of course, Ronda could crush them all ... at the same time. With one arm. 

'Rock 'N' Roll' Chef Kerry Simon

Dead at 60

9/11/2015 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0911-kerry-simon-getty-01Kerry Simon -- the "Iron Chef" winner known as the "Rock 'n' Roll Chef," has died.

Kerry had battled a rare form of Parkinson's disease called MSA. He went public with his diagnosis in 2013 and his condition deteriorated. He had been confined to a wheelchair.

Simon got his big break when Ivana Trump hired him as a chef at the famed Plaza Hotel in NYC.  


He owned several big restaurants in Vegas, including Simon Kitchen and Bar at the Hard Rock, Simon at Palms, and KGB at Harrah's. They were all populated by celebs.

He also owned other restaurants around the country.



Heir to Frito-Lay Potato Chips

Found Dead

9/4/2015 10:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0904-carter-lay-tmz-01Carter Lay, an heir to the Frito-Lay potato chip empire, was found dead in his L.A. home Thursday.

Cops tell TMZ they got a call around noon for an unconscious male.  When they arrived they found Carter in his bedroom, unresponsive. CPR failed and he was pronounced dead on the  scene.

Carter was the grandson of Herman Lay -- the founder of Frito-Lay. The company is valued at $13.1 billion, according to Forbes.

An autopsy is underway.  We're told there is nothing suspicious surrounding his death.

A friend of Lay tells TMZ he recently beat leukemia.

Carter, who has 2 kids, was 44.


Brutal McDonald's Beatdown

Teen Arrested

For Battery

9/4/2015 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

A Louisiana teen could face Mc-Jail time after a video surfaced of her violently pulling a McDonald's employee through a drive-thru window. 

17-year-old Kailin Holland was arrested and booked for second degree battery. Cops say they used the video and witnesses to track down Holland and 3 passengers who they say were instigators.

It appears Holland had long-standing beef with the Mickey D's employee. 

Holland's 3 passengers have been ordered to appear in court for disturbing the peace and battery.

No break today for them. 


Joey Chestnut

I Crapped the Bed

... With a Hot Chick

9/3/2015 12:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joey Chestnut's losing streak goes way beyond competitive eating ... 'cause the ex-champ is revealing a major defeat he suffered in the bedroom -- and it's pretty nasty.

Joey joined #DateFails, a podcast co-hosted by comedians Stephen Kramer Glickman and Kate Quigley last week ... and to stay true to the name of the show, he let loose with a tale about about a 2009 hookup with a chick he met at a party -- hours after he was in a chili burrito competition. 

You gotta hear the story, but fair warning ... it ends with him paying $600 for a cleanup crew in the woman's bedroom. 

46 burritos. Not exactly an aphrodisiac.

Joey Chestnut


Stonie Crushes Champ At Rib Cook-Off

9/3/2015 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Might finally be time to stick a fork in Joey Chestnut, 'cause after tasting defeat at the Hot Dog championships ... the eating legend has now lost at RIBS as well. 

FYI -- Chestnut was the reigning rib champion at the annual Rib Cook-Off at the Nugget in Sparks, Nevada ... "was" being the operative word, thanks to his arch enemy Matt Stonie


Stonie ate like a MONSTER Wednesday night -- throwing down 10.5 POUNDS of ribs in 12 minutes. Chestnut only sucked down 9.75 pounds, good enough for 2nd place. 

It's been a rough year for Joey -- after losing his crown at Nathan's Hot Dog eating championships on July 4th ... and even breaking off his engagement to his GF earlier this year. 

Let's not take away from Stonie's accomplishments though -- his numbers are good ... and at 23 years old, he seems to be the future of gluttony. 


Tori Spelling

Sues Benihana ...

I Got 3rd Degree Burns!!

9/2/2015 6:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902_tori_spelling_benihana_tmz-2Tori Spelling wants to torch Benihana in court after getting burned so badly in one of the restaurants, she was hospitalized ... according to a new lawsuit.

Spelling says she was at a Benihana in Encino, CA in April when she slipped and fell ... receiving, "deep second and third degree burn injuries." She reportedly fell onto one of the hibachi grills.

In the lawsuit Spelling says she racked up medical expenses, "general damage" and wage loss ... although there's no mention of where she was employed. She's suing the Benihana corporation -- not just the Encino location.

Tori's alleged injuries were still obvious in these pics from July.


Ronda Rousey

I Can Make Breakfast Sexy

... Debuts Carl's Jr. Ad

8/28/2015 7:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news


Ronda Rousey is following the footsteps of some unlikely people ... Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge and even Kim Kardashian -- she's starring in a hot Carl's Jr. commercial.

The UFC superstar strips down to a sports bra and sexes it up to promote the Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Breakfast Sandwich. 

She looks good ... damn good. 

Gonna assume she got paid pretty well for the spot -- and, while it probably won't put her on the Forbes list, if she can continue to lock down mainstream sponsors like this ... she could definitely get there.  

Seacrest's Ex-GF

Taste Matters

When It Comes to My Men

8/28/2015 8:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We got to know Shayna Taylor when she was dating Ryan Seacrest -- but after this encounter she will forever be known for her skills in the kitchen ... and possibly the bedroom.

Shayna was leaving Nice Guy in West Hollywood when we hit her up for some recipe advice -- she hosts an online cooking show, after all.

The question: What can a woman cook to make a man go crazy for her? Shayna -- in a near-sheer top, btw -- actually had a great suggestion for men AND women ... and tasty too. 

Seacrest (missing) out!


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