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'KFC Pit Bull Girl'

Family Claims It's No Hoax!

6/24/2014 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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KFC Pit Bull Girl Hoax

The people calling BS on a story about a little girl who was thrown out of a KFC because her face made customers lose their appetite are themselves full of BS ... so claims the aunt of the girl.

3-year-old Victoria Welcher  was supposedly kicked out of a KFC in Jackson, Miss. last month after an employee felt her facial wounds from a pit bull attack were upsetting customers.

New reports claim the story is bogus.

But Victoria's aunt, Teri Rials Bates, now claims it really happened and the franchise is in the midst of a KFC investigation.

The owner of the franchised KFC in Jackson says the story's fishy.

Wolfgang Puck

Sued Over Bum Pressure Cooker

Soup Exploded All Over Me!

6/23/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wolfgang Puck SuedA Wolfgang Puck pressure cooker went haywire ... shooting scalding hot soup all over a New Jersey woman's body ...  so says the lady who is now suing the famous cook.

Larysa Moccia claims she used her pressure cooker approximately 10 times during the year she owned it, making soup on each occasion. 

She claims she followed the directions to the tee -- unplugging the pressure cooker, waiting 30 minutes, then venting the pressure.

But on May 21, 2012 ... Moccia claims after the pressure cooker indicator gave the all clear to open the lid ... she says she slowly removed it ... then, suddenly, she says the lid popped off and burning hot liquid exploded onto her abdomen and upper extremities.

Moccia claims the lid was supposed to remain locked when the contents were pressurized, but it failed.

She's suing Wolfgang, HSN and others.

We reached out to Wolfgang and HSN ... they had no comment.

Teri Polo Bankruptcy

Goodbye Steak Dinners ...

Hello Pizza!!

6/22/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Meet the Fockers" star Teri Polo is hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, but a girl's gotta eat ... so she's cut out fancy dinners and regressed to college -- ordering pizza. Lots o' PIZZA.

Polo -- who filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April -- had to keep a list of all her purchases for May ... and based on court documents ... she's making frugal, if not unhealthy, choices. 

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Polo ordered pizza 5 times in May -- home delivered two days in a row. She also bought lunches at McDonald's, Subway and Ikea ... and treated herself to Pinkberry and Starbucks.

TP did splurge a little -- got herself a $27 pedicure, and an $18 bottle of wine. Soothes the pain.

Justin Bieber

High Steaks Date

6/21/2014 12:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0621-bieber-gomez-x17-01Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber hit up one of the best steakhouses in Los Angeles -- and it looks like a real date.

Jelena went to Mastro's as part of their 2014 reunited tour.

Oh, to be young and in love ... and filthy rich.

Senator Claire McCaskill

Dr. Oz Attack

Was Personal

6/18/2014 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Senator Claire McCaskill Attacks Dr. Oz
Senator Claire McCaskill -- who grilled Dr. Oz like a cheeseburger during Tuesday's hearing -- was incredulous over the Doc's "miracle pill" because she's walked the walk ... sources connected to the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection tell TMZ.

McCaskill lost a ton of weight in 2011 ... actually more like 50 pounds.  She did it the old fashion way -- diet and exercise -- and she was proud of it.   We're told she thinks diet shortcuts are ineffective and often fraudulent.

So when Oz came to The Hill ... we're told McCaskill was locked and loaded for a showdown over Oz touting green coffee beans as a miracle drug.   One of McCaskill's staffers tells TMZ ... this was not a vendetta against Oz, and others have told us the same -- that she just thinks these quick fixes are harmful, especially when they're endorsed by credible people.

For Oz's part ... we're told he and his staff privately acknowledged he went too far on the air, and pulled back on the hyperbole several years ago.


Charlie Sheen

Only The Best For My BFF

Throws Diner B-day Bash!

6/12/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen Best Friend
Filthy rich Charlie Sheen just treated his best bud to an unlikely birthday present -- an all expenses paid meal ... at a famous L.A. greasy spoon.

Charlie and Tony Todd hit up NORMS -- which has been slinging hash since 1949 -- to celebrate Tony's 50th birthday on Tuesday. If you go, try the steak and eggs.

Diner fare might seem like a downscale party for Charlie -- who regularly fires up the private jet for impromptu adventures around the world -- but he tells us, "The MaSheen promised his bestie a meal out on the town, so what better spot than their old breakfast haunt, NORMS!!"

Tony -- a baseball coach at Santa Monica H.S. -- and Charlie go way back. They grew up together and have remained best friends through the years.

Kinda touching ... especially for the Warlock.

President Obama

Burger Run

Secret Service Left Holding the Doggie Bag

6/10/2014 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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President Obama was so heavily guarded by an elite Secret Service team as he left a Virginia burger joint ... even his doggie bag got protection.

Check out our video of POTUS and Education Secretary Arne Duncan and others as they surprised diners Tuesday afternoon at FireFlies in Alexandria, VA.

The Prez ordered the American Way Burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato and mustard ... and fries and a side salad.  Total bill -- $73 ... Obama left a $50 tip.

As for running with the doggie bag ... it's a job any Secret Service agent would relish.

Jessica Simpson

These Boots Are Made for Stumblin'

... Mom's Drunk Night Out

6/9/2014 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

060914_jessica_simpson_launch_v8A wobbly Jessica Simpson hit up Warwick nightclub in Hollywood Sunday night, but from the looks of it ... she did plenty of partying beforehand -- and even had to make a 911 call for fast food to soak up the booze.

Simpson was accompanied by Eric Johnson and it's a good thing he was there ... because somebody had to make sure she didn't fall flat on her face!

Mrs. Weight Watchers -- who did look AMAZING -- had a hard time making her way in and out and definitely seemed to have a hard time answering fairly simple questions. Best part of the video ... the driver making a Jack in the Box run for Jessica WHILE she was in the club!  

Lower weight, lesser tolerance.

Charlize Theron

Bails on Her Pinkberry Tab

... But Returns with $96 Tip

6/4/2014 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlize Theron Pinkberryupdate_graphic_red_bar 3:15 PM PT -- We just uncovered the most crucial part of this story ... Charlize's fro-yo order! Here it is: chocolate hazelnut with chocolate shavings. Seems a little redundant, especially for $100, but whatever.
Charlize Theron
 had a Pinkberry worker thinking she got screwed -- the Oscar winner promised to come back to pay her bill, and even though it seemed touch and go for a while ... Charlize eventually came through with a HUGE tip. 

Here's what went down -- an employee at Pinkberry in Hollywood says Charlize came in Tuesday afternoon, but when it came time to pay her $3.75 tab  ... she plead poverty, saying she didn't have money on her.

The employee, Keila, says Charlize promised to come back, but more than an hour passed before Charlize returned (with Sean Penn, no less).

Watch the video ... Charlize plays it cool on the way out, but right after that Keila showed us why it was worth the wait -- CT left a Benjamin for the $3.75 bill!

Charlize ... definitely not a monster.


Real Life 'Blow' Smuggler

My First Post-Prison Meal Was ...

6/3/2014 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

060314_george_jung_launchGeorge Jung arrived in San Francisco on Monday night to move into a halfway house ... but tells us the Massachusetts native dined on a hometown favorite before his flight.

As TMZ first reported, Jung -- the prolific cocaine smuggler portrayed by Johnny Depp in the movie "Blow" -- was released from prison yesterday after serving nearly 20 years behind bars.

"Boston George" -- who looks good for having spent two decades behind bars -- told a photog at the airport he partook in a New England mainstay before heading west.

He also dropped some deeply philosophical life advice. Considering the source, do with it as you see fit.



... In Snacks

5/31/2014 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Drake, what's wrong with you ... here we thought you were a cool guy ... and then, you made the worst food choice IN THE HISTORY OF SNACKS!!

Drizzy was on his way out of Hooray Henry's Friday night ... munching on a Starburst ... a delicious snack, yes -- but with a few crappy flavors for sure.

Turns out Drake is not only eating the rock-bottom flavor ... but it sounds like he's advocating his choice as the only option.

But he did date Rihanna ... so he makes good choices too.

Kardashian Wedding Menu

For 'Most Remarkable People

Of Our Time'

5/25/2014 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West paid tribute to his new family by calling them "the most remarkable people of our time."  He's clearly delusional, but we'll give them this ... the Kardashian's know how to plan a menu.

So here's the grub for the Florence reception:


Homemade mezzelune pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, thyme and marjoram, with parmigiano zabaglione and golden curls.

Mezzelune de pasta fresca al timo e maggiorana con ricotta fresca allo zabajone de parmigiano e riccioli de foglia d'oro


Monkfish fillet in crust of aromatic herbs on a bed of pureed celeriac millefeuille of tropea, sweet onions and vitelotte potatoes.

Filetto di rana pescatrice in crosta de erbette aromatici(sp?) su purea di sedano rapa milleoglie di cipolle di rosse di tropea e patate vitelotte.


Beef fillet with brunello di montalgimo sauce, potato tarte seasoned with truffle green beans.

Cuore di filetto di manzo al brunello dimontalcimo, tortino de patate dolci at tartufo, covoncino di fagiolini al vapore.


Homemade strawberry sorbet

Sorbetto artiginale alla fragola

Wedding Cake

Torta nuziale

Can we just go back to "the most remarkable people of our time." ??? Just incredible ... unbelievable.

Kimye Wedding Dinner

No Jay Z & Beyonce

But the Caviar Was to Die For!!!

5/24/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0523_kimye_wedding_tmz_compositeKim Kardashian and Kanye West's big wedding dinner at Versailles had two big holes in it -- Beyonce and Jay Z -- but we're told everything else went off without a hitch ... including fancy French food, Lana Del Rey songs, and even DAVID BLAINE.

Sources inside the party tell TMZ, everyone was talking about how Bey and Jay failed to show ... but they could still make the wedding ceremony tomorrow in Florence.

Other than that, we're told the wedding dinner was magical -- starting with the food ... one source tells us, "It was all French stuff. Pretty much everything was truffled." But the best part ... we're told the jars of caviar with blini were other-worldly.

We're told the party was cocktail style ... lots of mingling ... and of course, there was a roving magician ... but not just any roving magician ... Kimye hired David Blaine.

And if that wasn't awesome enough ... we're told Lana Del Rey actually performed THREE songs.

Just incredible. And it's only Day One.

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