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'My Five Wives' Dad

Thanksgiving Breaks the Bank

11/27/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1126_my_five_wives_thnksgiving_compositeNo way to sugarcoat it -- being a polygamist is expensive during the holidays -- but "My Five Wives" patriarch Brady Williams has it more than covered this time around.

Brady has 31 mouths to feed this year ... and the grocery list is both impressive and financially depressing.

  • 2 Turkeys
  • 1 Ham
  • 5 lbs of Yams
  • 20 lbs of Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 large bowls of Stuffing
  • 1-2 gallons of Gravy
  • 3 dozen Dinner Rolls
  • 5 large Salads
  • 1 pot of Corn
  • 2 large Veggie Trays
  • 1 large Cheese & Cracker Tray
  • 1 large tray of Cheese-Stuffed Celery
  • 8 cans of Black Olives
  • 4 large cans of Stuffed Green Olives (a family fave)
  • 1 large jar of Cranberry Sauce
  • 4 quarts of Baby Dill Pickles
  • 3-4 gallons of Holiday Beverage

That doesn't include dessert ... we're told the Williams clan can choose from 15-20 varieties of pie.

At least they'll be saving on electricity ... all electronics are banned on Thanksgiving. No iPods, computers, phones or TVs permitted.

So you plop yourself on the sofa and do what?

Tyga & Kylie Jenner

Mission Impossible

To Believe They're Not Dating

11/26/2014 2:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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112614_kylie_tyga_launch_v2Tyga and Kylie Jenner had forbidden love written all over them --well, maybe a little overstated -- as they served up meals for the homeless on Thanksgiving Eve.

The 25-year-old rapper insists he's not romantically involved with the 17-year-old reality star, but there's plenty of smoke ... you'll recall a week ago when he pitched a fit because the club where he was supposed to perform wouldn't let her in because of her age.

So check out the video of Tyga and his blue haired babe at the L.A. Mission. Best part of the video ... Miss California was trying to teach Tyga how to serve up a meal and Kylie came over like a heat-seeking missile to show him who's boss.

Jeremy Lin

I Ease The Pain Of Losing

... With a McFlurry

11/26/2014 1:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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112614_jeremy_lin_launchJeremy Lin thinks the cure to frustration is 930 calories of frozen confectionery goodness ...  telling TMZ Sports he turns to a McDonald's McFlurry to deal with the pain of a crushing Lakers loss.

Lin was at the annual Lakers Thanksgiving celebration this week to hand out turkeys to the less fortunate when we asked him if he had any guilty food pleasures ... given he's a world class athlete.

The Lakers star admitted that he recently indulged after a particularly tough loss ... and it seems the McFlurry did the trick. 

Ba da ba ba ba.

Big Sean

Rolls Out The Motown Gravy Train

11/26/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Big Sean ThanksgivingBig Sean just backed up his holiday truck and emptied it on Detroit Tuesday morning ... with 1,000 turkeys.

Sean surprised students at River Rouge High School by handing out turkeys, corn, green beans and sweet potatoes ... then followed it up with a speech to the kids about the importance of giving.

It's the second year Sean's thrown the event, courtesy of his charity, the Sean Anderson Foundation ... and this time he upped the ante by throwing in all the fixins.

Giving back can be delicious.

Michael Jordan

Scoring Thanksgiving FEASTS For 1,000 Families

11/25/2014 11:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Michael Jordan might just be the Magic Johnson of the holiday season 'cause His Airness was assisting hunger left and right earlier Tuesday ... passing out Thanksgiving meals to needy families.

Jordan and his Charlotte Hornets team -- including big man Al Jefferson partnered with Food Lion and soldiers from Ft. Bragg to hand out 1,000 turkey day meals at their annual "Cornocopia" feast in Charlotte Tuesday. 

What's on the menu when Jordan is serving? Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, mac & cheese, cranberry sauce with a two-liter bottle of Sprite for every meal.

No Gatorade, Ball Park Hot Dogs or McDonalds? Mike must really be feeling the holiday spirit.

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Verne Troyer

One Helluva Butterball

11/25/2014 11:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125-verne-troyer-turkey-sbs-wenn-01Thanksgiving shopping can be difficult when the food you're shopping for weighs almost as much as you do ... a lesson Verne Troyer learned the hard way.

Despite having his trusty scooter to aid him, the "Austin Powers" star struggled to wrangle his bird, eventually resorting to just dragging his dinner-to-be across the sidewalk. 

Who wants seconds?

Beyonce

7-Eleven Claims ...

Slurpee Pic Was All Her Idea

11/24/2014 2:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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was not in cahoots with 7-Eleven when she made her new "7/11" video ... so says 7-Eleven.

According to a spokesman for the convenience store giant ... the Slurpee pic she posted on Instagram to promote the vid has the Internet going crazy ... but that was simply Beyonce going rogue, and NOT a marketing ploy for 7-Eleven.

Of course, that's not keeping 7-Eleven from reveling in the afterglow, telling TMZ ... it's clear why she chose their frosty beverage, "because a Slurpee is the coolest drink on Earth."

Brain freeze in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

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Jennifer Lawrence

I Got Real Pumped

To Eat at Reality Star's Restaurant

11/24/2014 10:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Jennifer Lawrence Lisa Vanderpump RestaurantJennifer Lawrence cozied up to one of the stars of her favorite show Saturday night in West Hollywood ... and TOTALLY fangirl'ed out.

The "Hunger Games" star hit up Pump with her friends and we're told Lisa Vanderpump hooked JLaw up with the best seat in the house ... and then snapped a pic with the group.

It's interesting ... When the actress walked in no one noticed her and she was seated in the less desirable outside area facing Santa Monica Blvd. When Vanderpump realized what was up, Jennifer was moved to Lisa's personal table.

Jennifer was drinking Pump-tinis and Lisa's Sangria. 

Lawrence has confessed she LOVES reality TV ... and the Instagram video makes it clear ... in her head Vanderpump Rules.

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Bill Cosby

He'll Always Get

A Chili Reception in D.C.

11/20/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bill Cosby Eats Free Bens Chili BowlBill Cosby has been taken off Netflix, TV Land and NBC ... but he's still top dog at Ben's Chili 
Bowl in Washington, D.C.

The landmark restaurant has 2 favorite sons who can come in anytime they want and eat for free -- Cosby and Prez Obama.

1119-bill-cosby-chili-bowl-tmz-02Colin, our photog, paid a visit to Ben's Wednesday and the cashier made it clear ... the restaurant is undeterred by the recent rape allegations ... Cosby gets grub gratis.

BTW Cosby's fav is the 1/4 lb. half pork and beef smoked sausage on a warm steamed bun, topped with mustard, onions and spicy homemade chili sauce. Good comfort food.

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Dwight Howard

Baby Mama Throws Son's

B-day Party At Hooters

11/19/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A seven-year-old boy should be having his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese's, NOT Hooters ... but that's exactly what Dwight Howard's baby mama did for their son's 7th birthday. 

"Basketball Wives" star Royce Reed, the boy's mother, posted the photo on her Instagram showing Braylon grinning from ear-to-ear ... and it probably wasn't because of the wings.

As TMZ first reported ... Howard is angling for full custody, while simultaneously being investigated for child abuse.

In court docs, Howard has accused Reed of exposing Braylon to sexual situations. Howard claims his son has witnessed Reed engage in sexual acts with her "numerous companions."

We're told Howard believes this photo is just the latest example of his son being exposed to sex.

A source close to Royce says her son's birthday party was at a Monkey Joe's bounce house earlier in the day -- with his classmates -- and she merely stopped at Hooters for food. The source also says Royce has never had any man in and out of her house, and has never exposed Braylon to sex.

A rep for Howard tells TMZ, "Dwight isn't going to engage in the back and forth about his son in the media. He only wishes that his mother would do the same and protect the boy instead of exposing him.‎"

'Iron Chef' Cat Cora

Blasts Managers ...

I Cut You, Now Fork Over My Dough

11/18/2014 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Iron Chef Cat Cora Lawsuitupdate_graphic_red_barAlign Entertainment's attorney tells us although Cat had fired her managers ... she still owed them commissions for the Disney deal -- which Align put together, according to the attorney. In fact, Align says Cat still owes even more money ... and it plans to countersue her.
update_grey_gray_barCelebrity chef Cat Cora is sharpening the knives ... preparing to take down her ex-managers for allegedly stuffing themselves with huge servings of her money.

Cora claims Align Entertainment Group gorged itself on more than $110K of hers -- funds from her now-closed Kouzzina restaurant at Disney World ... according to her lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
 
A rep for the "Iron Chef" star tells TMZ Cora had severed her relationship with Align ... so the managers had no right to cash checks that were made out to Cat's company.  She's suing to get back the whole enchilada -- $110K -- and then some. 

We contacted Align ... so far no word back.

Chef Gordon Ramsay

If I'm Paying, YOU're Paying ...

Goes After Fat Cow Partner

11/17/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1114-gordon-ramsay-fatcow-tmz-01If Gordon Ramsay is going down, his ex-business partner's going with him -- the celeb chef is demanding some cash to cover big losses on his failed Fat Cow restaurant.

Ramsay filed court docs ... saying when he and Rowen Seibel opened the restaurant together in 2012, they agreed to split costs 50-50, if there were any lawsuits over the lease. 

As we reported ... Ramsay IS being sued -- for at least $6 million. The landlord claims he bailed on a long-term lease when he shut down Fat Cow earlier this year.

So, now Gordon wants a judge to force Seibel to pay his share of $300K in legal fees ... and, if necessary, cough up half of the money if he loses the landlord's suit. We reached out to Seibel ... so far, no word back.

Like rats on a sinking ship.

Buddy Valastro

You Can't Arrest Me

I'm the Cake Boss

11/13/2014 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A defiant Buddy Valastro did not go down without a verbal fight ... during his drunk driving bust Thursday morning, he screamed, "You can't arrest me. I'm the cake boss!"

TMZ broke the story ... Buddy was arrested at 1 AM in NYC after cops say they saw him swerving in his 2014 YELLOW CORVETTE. According to the District Attorney's docs ... Buddy's blood alcohol content was .09. Of course, the legal limit is .08.

Buddy was in court Thursday as the complaint was read out loud, and it's entertaining. It says Buddy told cops he was a good guy and they should just put him in a cab ... not arrest him.

He pled not guilty to DWI and was released without bail.

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