1:56 P.M. PDT -- The coroner's office tells us ... an autopsy did NOT reveal the cause of death.
'Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik was found dead Thursday in a Philadelphia hotel ... TMZ has learned … and the circumstances surrounding his death are mysterious.
Sources close to the couple tell us Bendik -- a 35-year-old nightclub owner -- was in Philly on a business trip. We're told Tobin was not in Philly when he died.
A hotel maid found Bendik's body Thursday at around 1 PM. Law enforcement sources say the housekeeper found the body on the bed, face down.
Police are calling it a "sudden death" and they do not believe foul play was involved. They also say there's no evidence of suicide. And no weapons were found.
We're told no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found in the room. We know the detective's incident report makes no mention of medications in the room. And the report makes no mention of alcohol.
Bendik was last seen by a manager at a club in Philly, just before midnight Wednesday.
Bendik ran several major clubs around the country, but especially in Los Angeles … where he was the Director of Operations at DBA Nightclub. He also was a co-owner of AV Nightclub.
We're told Bendik was not known as a partier, and friends are shocked and devastated by his sudden death.
Calls to Tobin's reps have not been returned.
One eerie twist -- Sunday will mark one year since the death of Cory Monteith … who died in a Vancouver hotel room from a drug overdose.
DBA posted a tribute to Matt outside of the club.
Shortly before Matt went out Wednesday night, he posted a pic of Becca -- calling her out as his #WCW (woman crush Wednesday).
Chappelle's Show Star
For Wrong Way Drunk Driving
7/11/2014 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Comedian Donnell Rawlings was popped for drunk driving early Friday morning after cops caught him driving the wrong way down an NYC street.
Rawlings -- who has appeared on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show" and "The Wire" -- was in midtown just before 4 AM. when he was snagged.
He was taken into custody, booked and released.
Rawlings reportedly blew more than twice the legal limit.
If you're trying to remember who did a similar thing ... it was Nicole Richie, who was driving the wrong way on an L.A. freeway exit ramp. She was busted for driving under the influence of pot and Vicodin. Nicole -- who was 25 -- has since turned her life around in dramatic fashion.
Nick Young & Iggy
WE'D NEVER DO A REALITY SHOW
Don't Wanna End Up Like Lamar Odom!
7/11/2014 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Young and Iggy Azalea tell TMZ Sports ... they'll NEVER try to keep up with the Kardashians in the world of reality TV ... because they don't wanna end up like Lamar and Khloe.
The Lakers star and the rapper were leaving Crustacean in Beverly Hills last night -- and seemed to be having so much fun with each other in front of the cameras, we asked if they would ever consider a reality show in their future.
Not only did Nick shoot down the idea -- but also used Lamar Odom as Exhibit A ... telling us things have gotten so bad between L.O. and K.K., they can't even go to the same nightclubs anymore.
And they aren't the only relationship that's fizzled after reality TV ... just ask:
-- Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
-- Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro
-- Hulk Hogan and Linda
-- Jon and Kate Gosselin
-- Whitney and Bobby
-- Kim K and Kris H.
-- Kim K and Reggie Bush
-- Britney and K-Fed
-- Kordell Stewart and Porsha
The list goes on, but you get the point.
'DWTS' Star Cheryl Burke
I'm Not Dying
7/11/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Dancing with the Stars" star Cheryl Burke looks dramatically different these days ... but she says she's NOT deathly ill ... hasn't had plastic surgery ... and she's pissed at all the trash talk.
Burke -- who recently dropped a sizable amount of weight -- posted this pic on Facebook ... and got bombarded with comments from people saying she looks anorexic. Someone even suggested she's dying of AIDS.
One person wrote, "Those Botox lips need there [sic] own FB page, gross" ... and another said she should delete the pic before it ends up on TMZ.
Burke is especially upset because she believes the same people who are trash-talking her now are the ones who called her fat before.
Burke -- who was once a regular on the club/party circuit -- tells TMZ there's absolutely nothing wrong with her ... she recently turned 30 and decided to stop drinking and hard partying. She says she's living healthy ... and that what you see is the result of hard work.
Burke tells us, "I didn't have plastic surgery and I don't have an eating disorder. I'm just actually happy."
Honey Boo Boo
Smashes Melon Eating Contest!!
Other Kids Can't Hang
7/11/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo absolutely inhaled a giant slice of watermelon, and taught a table full of kids a valuable lesson -- she will RUIN YOU in competitive eating!
It all went down in Panama City, FL -- where HBB and the fam are vacationing -- during a children's watermelon eating contest, and honestly ... Joey Chestnut himself would applaud the 8-year-old girl's performance.
It's clear from the video -- the 7 other kids never stood a chance. Just like that poor, poor melon.
Mama June taught her baby good ... never waste a single drop of food.
My Gruesome Ass Renovation
7/11/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano got worked over HARD by a plastic surgeon -- while wide awake -- all in the pursuit of the perfect butt, and the video is a total train wreck ... centered on the caboose, of course.
Graziano tells TMZ she sought out fat-sucking lipo doc Ayman Shahine to harvest gobs of fat from her butt and lower back to re-shape her ass. As we told you ... GG from "Shahs of Sunset" also got a butt lift recently.
According to Doc Shahine, Renee's fat transfer took under 2 hours ... and he recorded it for a possible reality TV show.
Two highlights: Renee's groggy testimonial -- and the giant Italian moon that's about to hit your eye like a big pizza pie.
It won't be Amore.
'Lost' Star Emilie de Ravin/Hubby
OK, This Time
WE're REALLY Divorcing
7/10/2014 4:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Emilie de Ravin -- who starred in "Lost" and "Once Upon a Time" -- and her husband are getting a divorce ... the question, are they crying wolf again?
Emilie's husband, Joshua Janowicz, -- also an actor -- filed legal docs this week to end their 7-year marriage. Sounds clean, except for:
-- Emilie filed for divorce in 2007 ... 6 months after they got married.
-- The divorce lay dormant for 2 years ... Joshua was never even served with legal papers
-- In 2009 Joshua got served, and the couple announced they were getting divorced
-- They never got divorced.
So now Joshua cites irreconcilable differences. In his new legal docs, he says they've been separated since November.
They just can't quit each other ... or maybe now they can.
Jersey Shorts Lawyer for $29K
... Lawyer Sues
7/10/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Situation is in the worst kind of legal trouble -- the kind where his lawyer can't help, because his lawyer is the one who's suing him ... for 4 years of unpaid legal bills.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino owe long-time attorney Richard Wolfe $29,000 in legal fees from 2009-13 ... according to the lawsuit filed by Wolfe, and obtained by TMZ.
In the suit, Wolfe says the bros did knock $10,000 of their tab -- but also made failed attempts to pay ... including a cancelled $2,000 check, and a bounced $2,000 check.
He now wants damages for the bad checks, on top of the $29K.
As we first told you ... Mike's tanning salon employees accused him of bouncing their paychecks last month, and he got arrested for fighting his other brother.
So, yeah ... paying legal bills would be beneficial for this guy.
'Shahs of Sunset'
'Boring' Lilly Ghalichi Fired
From Upcoming Season
7/9/2014 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of the "Shahs of Sunset" has been 86'd for being terminally uninteresting -- Lilly Ghalichi will no longer appear on the show ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to production tell us Season 4 of the show has been shooting for months now ... and fashion designer/attorney Lilly G. hasn't been part of the fun.
One source described producers' problem with Lilly in one simple word ... "boring."
We're told her replacement has been shooting with the rest of the cast, but for now they're keeping the identity under wraps.
Not to worry ... recently engaged Lilly's hot-yet-annoying scenes should be adequately covered by GG.
Lilly, a blind woman coulda seen this coming.
Convict Who Claims Affair ...
He's a Scumbag, Lawyer Says
7/9/2014 12:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian did NOT bang a convict while she was engaged to Kris Humphries ... and the con is nothing but a swindler and liar ... so says Kim's lawyer in a scathing letter.
Andrey Hicks sent a website an email he claimed was written by Kim herself, admitting the two had an affair in Monaco shortly before her wedding to Kris ... and it was "a mistake."
Now Kim's lawyer, Marty Singer, has sent Andrey -- better known as inmate #21236-055 -- a letter ripping into him, calling him "a swindling convict and a liar," adding Andrey has even called himself "a greedy capitalist who went to jail for a greedy scheme."
In fact ... Andrey is a greedy capitalist who went to PRISON for a greedy, hedge fund scheme.
As for the email, Singer says the email is fake ... and Kim never ever sent it.
Here's the best part. Singer calls Andrey out for claiming he got a Ph.D in mathematics from Harvard, saying, "...you dropped out of Harvard after three semesters and earned a D- in the only math course you took at Harvard."
Singer ends by challenging Andrey to take a polygraph.
Bringing Rosie Back
7/9/2014 8:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is disgusted that "The View" is bringing Rosie O'Donnell back, as much as saying Rosie is a turncoat American.
Elisabeth -- who's on vacation from "Fox & Friends" -- called in to the show today to comment on the story TMZ broke Tuesday ... that Rosie's coming back for a second round on "The View."
Elisabeth said, "Here comes to "The View" the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there."
Elisabeth and Rosie pretty much hated each other ... which ironically made the show compelling.
Fact is ... "The View" now needs another Elisabeth to survive.
Dentist Tries to Make Killing
Off Her Mouth!
7/9/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian is so famous ... a dentist is trying to sell a judgment he got against the reality star for nearly FOUR TIMES what it's worth ... because she's just that famous.
The backstory is great. Kim went to Dr. Craig Gordon back in 2001 to switch out her silver fillings for more attractive porcelain fillings. According to a 2002 lawsuit ... Kim stiffed the dentist ... but she was a no show in court and he got a default judgment for $1,605.73.
Dr. Gordon tried in vain to collect ... even going as far as trying to prevent her from divorcing Kris Humphries until she paid the judgment ... but that didn't work.
So now Dr. Gordon is trying to sell his judgment to the highest bidder ... someone who either likes or hates Kim so much, they'll spend time and money to get a check from KK herself.
Now here's the best part. Since interest has accumulated, the judgement has swelled to $3,486.85. The good doctor believes he can sell it for $13,000 ... he says because of its "collectible value."
Now that's what you call a judgment with teeth.
Drinking Was a Problem
But I've Changed
7/9/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The relationship problems between Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian are more about alcohol than partying ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.
As you know Kourtney threw Scott out of their house recently because she was fed up with the way he parties. Now we know the way ... and it involves booze.
We're told Kourtney was upset because when Scott went out he got wasted, and when he came home it wasn't pretty. It's not that he did it every night, but when he did she went ballistic.
Here's the good news. Kourtney has no problem with Scott going to clubs. In fact ... he makes a lot of money doing appearances, and it's good for the Kardashian business.
For Scott's part ... he's promised Kourtney he'd stay away from the bottle when he went clubbing, and so far so good.
Disick took home a nice paycheck -- around 50k -- for his gig Saturday night at Harrah's Pool After Dark. Our spies say he didn't have a single drink all night but did smoke a bunch of cigarettes.
And he wore some cool shoes.
As we previously reported, Scott and Kourtney have been working on their marital problems with the pastor who married Kim and Kanye. Our sources say Pastor Wilkerson has been a good influence on Scott and he's cut back on the drinking big time.
We're told with baby #3 on the way, Scott is ready to settle down and be a good dad.
No offense, Mason and Penelope.