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Bobby Flay

Looking for New Home

To Cook Dinners for One

4/14/2015 8:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0414_bobby_flay_potential_new_pad_launchBobby Flay just gave a big clue why his estranged wife is so angry about their prenup ... because he's looking for a new place to live that costs millions and millions of dollars.

We're told Flay was on the hunt Monday for a bachelor pad in the Sterling Mason building in the Tribeca. There are 4 units available, ranging in price from $9.65 million to $24.5 million. 

The building's so fancy it has a library lounge, courtyard, a private fitness room (with yoga studio, of course), a children's playroom and, remarkably for the area, an underground parking garage. 

Flay and wife Stephanie March separated last month, and he pulled the trigger on divorce papers last week.  

He looks ... pensive.

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Stephanie March

Here's Her Recipe

for Post-Breakup Hotness

4/14/2015 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One divorce, one trench coat, one killer pair of heels, mix in equal parts anger and confidence ... and you get Stephanie March out Monday afternoon in New York City.

March -- who is in the middle of a nuclear divorce with Bobby Flay -- was not in a chatty mood ... she's letting her lawyers do all the talking for now.  

As TMZ first reported, March is fuming over the prenup and Bobby cancelling her credit card.

The battle in court is still to be fought, but whatever you wanna call this  ... round 1 goes to Stephanie.

Bobby Flay

My Wife's Whining

Over a Perfectly Valid Prenup

4/13/2015 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0413_bobby_flay_stephanie-march_TMZWhether it's chump change or not, Bobby Flay says his estranged wife Stephanie March willingly signed their prenup so she has to live by it.

Sources close to Bobby -- who filed for divorce last week -- say the chef doesn't understand how Stephanie's lawyer can say the prenup is unenforceable and immoral since she had every right to reject it 10 years ago. After all, Bobby had been married twice before and merely tried to protect his assets and business in case the 3rd time was not a charm. 

As we reported, Stephanie gets $5k a month in spousal support plus a million bucks for rights to the house along with moving expenses.

Bobby also takes issue with Stephanie's lawyer, who claims the famous chef is trying to bully his estranged wife into a settlement. We're told Bobby is the one who feels bullied and threatened by Stephanie's lawyer who is threatening to publicly air dirty laundry, including allegations of marital infidelity.

We're told Bobby is willing to reach some sort of compromise, but Stephanie's making that difficult by continuing to attack him and his character.

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Bobby Flay's Wife

DIVORCE WAR ON!!!

He Cancelled My Credit Cards

4/13/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0412-bobby-flay-wife-divorce-TMZ-TWITTER-01Bobby Flay's estranged wife says the famous chef is a brute who's using his fortune to bully her into an immoral settlement.

Stephanie March has declared war on Bobby, who filed for divorce last week. Her lawyer fired off a letter to Bobby's attorney, expressing outrage because the chef sent Stephanie a measly $5,000 check for monthly support. TMZ broke the story, they signed a prenup in 2005 which established support at $5k a month.

Stephanie's lawyer returned the $5,000 check, along with some choice words -- "We regard the support provisions of the pre-marital agreement as unenforceable (not to mention morally reprehensible)."

It gets worse. Stephanie's lawyer says Bobby was "bullying through economic warfare" by cancelling the credit card she uses for household expenses, such as groceries and pet supplies.

And there's more. Her lawyer says Bobby's trying to pressure her into issuing a joint press release saying the split is amicable. Her lawyer says that's a lie, in no small part because Bobby's demanding she sign a settlement agreement or else she can't stay in the marital home with her sick mother.

Her lawyer ends by suggesting Bobby was unfaithful, but acknowledges he denies it. Her lawyer then says Bobby tried to sling mud by suggesting Stephanie had an affair, which she says is an absolute lie.

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Bobby Flay's Wife

$5k a Month ... Are You Kidding?

4/11/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bobby Flay Spousal Support

Bobby Flay is more than happy to pay his soon to be ex-wife Stephanie March spousal support ... thing is, she says it's chump change so she's fighting him.

As TMZ reported the divorcing couple signed a prenup when they married in 2005. Sources connected with the couple and familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... the prenup provides Stephanie gets $5,000 a month for 5 years.

We're told the "Law and Order: SVU" star is incredulous because her camp believes Bobby's net worth is north of $20 million, and Stephanie believes she was an important part of his success.

And there's something even more galling to Stephanie. We're told the prenup provides Bobby -- who filed for divorce Friday -- the marital house, valued at around $8 million. The prenup only requires Bobby to pay her $1 million to buy her out of the house. She also gets $50k so she can pack up her stuff and move.

Our sources say Stephanie's lawyers are challenging the prenup, and they're negotiating with Bobby's legal team. The likely outcome is a settlement where she'll get something more than what the prenup provides.

Bobby Brown

Leaving Bobbi Kristina's Side

For the First Time

4/10/2015 2:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0410-bobby-brown-instagramBobby Brown is leaving Bobbi Kristina for the first time in more than 2 months -- boarding a jet for Los Angeles to fulfill a contractual obligation to soul food ... TMZ has learned.  

According to our sources, Brown is flying Friday afternoon to appear at the Soul Food Festival near downtown L.A. It may sound crass for Bobby to leave his daughter's bedside for the festival -- but it was out of his hands.

We're told the deal to perform at the event -- along with Salt-N-Pepa, El DeBarge and Stephanie Mills -- was signed long before Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized. As we first told you, Bobby has the same situation with an upcoming mini-tour in Australia ... where the promoter is demanding he perform. 

Bobby's not just singing and dancing, by the way -- he's also cooking with his own line of BBQ sauce. No joke.

0410-sub-bobby-brown-bbq-sauce-01Original, sweet & spicy, or maybe Boston blend ... it's your prerogative! 

Bobby Flay

Files for Divorce

Wife Skewered by Prenup

4/10/2015 6:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0409_bobby_flay_stephanie-march-tmz2Bobby Flay has pulled the trigger and filed for divorce, TMZ has learned, and we're told their prenup has already become a major bone of contention. 

Bobby says in his legal docs his 10 year marriage to Stephanie March has "broken down irretrievably." TMZ broke the story the couple separated 3 weeks ago.

Turns out they signed a prenup when they married back in 2005 and we're told it really favors Mr. Flay. Our sources say it was signed in 2005, when Bobby was already a multi-millionaire and Stephanie was a mid-level actress.  

They have no kids together, so we're told they're squabbling over property. We're told she's mighty unhappy with the prenup.

Sources connected with Bobby say he's "heartbroken" the marriage has come to an end, but still cares for Stephanie.

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Bella Thorne

Hey, Miley Fans

Patrick and I Are Just Friends, I Swear!!!

4/9/2015 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bella Thorne Patrick Schwarzenegger DatingBella Thorne knows what happens when you mess with Miley Cyrus and her man ... so she's sending a preemptive message to Miley's fans.

Bella and Patrick Schwarzenegger were photographed leaving the Mud Hen Tavern in Los Angeles Wednesday night ... no hand holding or kissing ... but lately when Patrick gets photographed with another girl, Miley fans go berzerk

Bella is no fool ... she posted a photo of her and Patrick during dinner and captioned it, "With my homie @patrickschwarzenegger if you aren't already following him you should :)) disclaimer *** we are just friends :)"

Hopefully that's enough to keep the wolves at bay.

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Bobby Flay

Separates From Wife

Divorce Looming

4/9/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0408-bobby-flay-stephanie-march-tmz-twitter-01"Iron Chef" Bobby Flay cooks his steaks medium rare ... but his marriage is well, done, and divorce is right around the corner.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Bobby and his wife, "Law and Order: SVU" star Stephanie March, separated 3 weeks ago. Flay moved out of their NYC home.

We're told both have hooked up with attorneys ... and divorce talks have started.

The marriage has been deteriorating over the past year-and-a-half. We're told things reached a boiling point last year when Bobby didn't come to the hospital until the day after Stephanie's appendix burst. She was livid when, she claims, he said he was busy with work and had to leave before she was discharged ... but offered to send his assistant to help out.

Bobby and Stephanie celebrated 10 years of marriage in February ... only not together. We're told Flay spent the time in Florida at a wine festival with his 'B-Team' -- his group of assistants.

Bobby and Stephanie were married in 2005 and have no kids together -- he already has 2 previous divorces under his belt ... this will be her first. 

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Marilyn Manson

Punch Me, I'll Sue You!

Vows Revenge for Denny's Fight

4/7/2015 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Marilyn Manson Suing FightMarilyn Manson flatly denies instigating the fight that went down in a Canadian Denny's ... in fact, he claims he got sucker punched and plans to sue the guy who allegedly socked him.

Manson's manager tells TMZ the rocker was enjoying his late night meal when two girls approached him and asked for a photo. Manson says he obliged and never called either woman a "bitch" ... as witnesses have claimed

Marilyn says the guy came out of nowhere and hit him in the face. Manson says his security grabbed the guy, who then began screaming about blowing up Manson's next concert. 

Manson also claims the attacker elbowed his makeup artist in her face. He says they're both going back to cops in Alberta to press charges. 

Marilyn Manson

Grand Slammed

in the Face at Denny's

4/7/2015 8:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Marilyn Manson FightGoth rocker Marilyn Manson got more than two pancakes, two eggs, two pieces of bacon and two sausage links during a trip to Denny's this past weekend ... he allegedly got clocked in the face!

According to our sources, Manson had a concert in Alberta, Canada on Saturday night and hit up a local Denny's around 2 AM. We're told Manson got into an argument with a group at another table, and at some point allegedly called a guy's gf a bitch.  

The guy was pissed, and we're told he responded by punching Manson in the face.

Police confirm there was a disturbance at Denny's that night, but no charges were filed and the case is closed.

We've reached out to Manson, and he's going on the attack for what he calls a "sucker punch."

Indiana Pizza Guy

Homophobia Pays Big

4/4/2015 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Indiana pizza guy who refused to cater gay weddings has made more in the last week than he probably made in years ... his supporters have almost made him a millionaire. 

Kevin O'Connor has closed shop because of numerous threats, after he drew the line on gay marriage pizza celebrations.

O'Connor supporters started a GoFundMe account where people could give money to support O'Connor's family.  The goal was to raise $25K.

As of Saturday morning ... they've hit $842,592.  Nearly 30,000 people have donated money.

When the fundraising campaign ends, all the money will go right into O'Connor's bank account.

Katherine Jackson

Chef Threatens Sexual Harassment Suit

Nephew Looked at Me Fishy

4/3/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0402_katherine_kai_and_trent_tmz_getty_x17update_graphic_red_bar9:55 AM PT -- Katherine's attorney, Perry Sanders, says, "Mrs. Jackson adamantly denies that she was advised of any sort of sexual harassment before Ms. Chase was relieved of her duties."  He adds, "Sometimes people are discharged for one reason and wrongly think it is for a different reason. At any rate, a full investigation is underway and I suspect we have a misunderstanding that hopefully gets cleared up soon."update_grey_gray_barMichael Jackson's former chef claims while she was cookin' for Katherine Jackson's family, her nephew sexually harassed her, and when the cook asked for some kitchen aid, Katherine blew her off ... and now she's threatening a lawsuit.

You may recall Kai Chase ... she was in MJ's home the day he died and made the rounds on TV in the months that followed. Kai took a cooking job with Katherine in 2012 for $96k a year.  

She says it didn't go well, because Trent Jackson, Katherine's nephew and confidante, was a real horndog. She claims he would approach her from behind and make grunting sounds, whisper sexual remarks in her ear, stare her up and down in a sexual manner, and sit in front of her in the kitchen with his legs open in a sexually suggestive manner.

Kai, who sent a demand letter to Katherine last month for money, claims she complained to the matriarch, and Katherine first apologized but then pooh-poohed her complaints, asking Kai to just tolerate Trent.

Kai claims in her letter she was fired shortly after she complained, and she was given a lame reason ... she "did not appear happy."  

Now Kai's lawyer is demanding that Katherine pay his client a respectable amount or face a lawsuit.

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