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Whole Foods Sued: Your Chicken Clucked Up My Teeth

9/4/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Whole Foods says eat real food ... but one man's now ruffling feathers with a lawsuit, claiming the grocery store sold him chicken with rocks.

Dr. Albert Liu is suing Whole Foods, saying he ordered ready-to-eat Organic Naked Rotisserie Chicken in Vegas but it had 2 rocks inside the chicken's gizzard, or stomach.

In docs obtained by TMZ, Liu says he broke 2 teeth after biting into the rocks. Liu says he complained to Whole Foods and the manager apologized and told him to file a report. Liu says he did, and a different manager the next day said WF shouldn't have sold him the bird.

It's interesting ... it seems chickens do eat rocks, but they "chew" the food in their gizzard 'cause, ya know, they have no teeth.

We reached out to Whole Foods, so far no word back, but check this out. The law in most states says ... if a grocery store or restaurant sells food and something "indigenous" to the item causes injury, tough luck for the consumer. So, if you buy lobster and break your tooth on the shell, you're outta luck.

If you bite down on a foreign object -- say a nail in a steak -- then you have a case.

With the chicken, it turns out they actually eat rocks. So we're not saying Whole Foods will win, but they may have a good argument that rocks are indigenous.  

Best Buy Sorry for Price Gouging Water During Hurricane Harvey

8/29/2017 5:05 PM PDT

One of the Best Buy stores in Houston offered Hurricane Harvey victims bottled water ... for a price, a very high one and now the company's apologizing.

The store was caught selling 12-packs of Smartwater for $29.98 and 24-packs of Dasani for a whopping $42.96. A photo of the display went viral this week, amid allegations of price gouging in the wake of the Harvey.

Best Buy now admits, "This was a big mistake on the part of a few employees at one store on Friday. As a company we are focused on helping, not hurting affected people. We’re sorry and it won’t happen again."

A rep for the retail tech giant added ... Best Buy doesn't normally sell water, and that the employees at this specific store were pricing the packs based on single bottle prices.

Gotta say ... we think the Geek Squad would not approve.

'Blacks for Trump' Guy Ex-Cult Member ... Once Charged for Conspiring in Murders

8/23/2017 11:37 AM PDT

The guy with the "Blacks for Trump 2020" sign at the President's Phoenix rally is an ex-cult member ... who was once charged with conspiring in 2 murders.

Maurice Symonette was once a member of the Yahweh ben Yahweh cult, led by preacher, Hulon Mitchell Jr. -- who was federally charged in 1990 with conspiracy in multiple killings, one of which included a beheading in the Everglades. 

Symonette himself -- as well as at least 10 other cult members -- was charged in the '90s for allegedly conspiring to commit 2 murders ... this after his brother told jurors Michael helped beat one man and jammed a stick into another guy's eye. 

He was later found not guilty.

As we told you ... Symonette runs a website that's pretty out there -- accusing "ISIS & HILLARY RACE WAR PLOT TO KILL ALL BLACK & WHITE WOMEN OF AMERICA" ... among other racially charged allegations. 

Apparently, Blacksfortrump2020.com was just the tip of the iceberg for this dude. Good placement, team Trump.

USC UCLA Blasts Trojans Over Shakespeare Statue Wherefore Art Thou Spellcheck?

8/22/2017 10:07 AM PDT
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12:50 PM -- USC went all Shakespeare in a statement to TMZ saying, "To E, or not to E, that is the question. Over the centuries his surname has been spelled 20 different ways. USC chose an older spelling because of the ancient feel of the statue, even though it is not the most common form."

"O USC, USC wherefore art thou E?" ... is probably what everyone's asking after USC spelled William Shakespeare's name without an "e" on a new statue.

The school unveiled a $700 million project featuring student housing, retail shops and restaurants. Nice and dandy, but UCLA's hawkeyed student section caught one mortifying mistake.

The statue of Hecuba features a quote from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" ... but if you look closely, USC appears to have cut some corners, or, in this case, the letter "e."

What's worse -- that a mistake happened or that UCLA caught it?

We reached out to USC ... so far, no word back.

#muchadoaboutspelling, #toeornottoe, #acomedyoferrors, #ohwebsterohwebsterwhereforeartthou.

President Trump He's Ecstasy in Germany

8/22/2017 9:59 AM PDT

Donald Trump's apparently the preferred face of drug dealers in Germany after thousands of ecstasy pills in the shape of the Prez's head were seized by police.

Cops in the northwestern city of Osnabruck found approximately 5,000 orange, Trump-shaped pills with an unspecified amount of money. The pills were reportedly found in a car driven by a 51-year-old man who was riding with his 17-year-old son.

The pills -- featuring Trump's brash hairstyle and his name on the back -- have a street value worth around $46k. The father and son were ordered to remain behind bars while the car was towed.

Trump Makes Partying Great Again? Probably not.

U.S. vs. North Korea Nuclear Showdown Bomb Shelter Business Explodes

8/10/2017 10:53 AM PDT

The nuclear brinkmanship between the leaders of North Korea and the United States has been good for at least one business ... bomb shelters.

We did some digging, just like the companies that are offering to trick out the homes of fearful Americans for a hefty price. Here's what we found.

-- Atlas Survival Shelters has sold more than 30 units in the last few days. The company is based in Southern California but the orders come far and wide ... as far away as Japan. Models start at around $10k. The owner says he considers himself the Henry Ford of bunker makers because he's making them "affordable for the everyday man." Top of the line goes for $165k. The owner tells us in the last 3 days he's sold as many shelters as he would have sold in 1 year, 6 years ago.

-- Rising S Bunker offers a starter bunker for $45k but the top-of-the-line, "The Aristrocrat," will set you back $8.35 million.  

-- Vivos can dig 30 feet underground and customize your bunker ... starting at $35k. They're luxurious, a full size kitchen, spa, pool tables, but that'll cost you extra.

-- Safecastle offers a $19k bunker which is bare bones but it could still save you ... so they claim.

Check out the pics ... they're not your granddaddy's bomb shelters.

Dustin Diamond Screech Needs Scratch ... Guzzles Chewing Tobacco Spit for $25

8/1/2017 11:42 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond will stoop to disgusting levels to make a quick buck, but at least it was for the sake of comedy ... we think.

Screech headlined a comedy game show at The Rialto Theatre in Akron, Ohio Saturday night and took it upon himself to participate in one of the challenges to win a cash prize ... and he went all out for $25.

The challenge was to take a shot -- but it was 50/50 odds whether it would be bourbon or someone's chewing tobacco spit. It didn't seem to matter to him, though ... as long as it resulted in the audience buying some of his merch.

The strangest part -- Dustin had already earned his 25 bucks BEFORE he took the shot of spit, so he just did that for show ... and extra t-shirt sales.

Bobby V I Didn't Hire a Hooker ... I was Extorted!

7/31/2017 3:55 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bobby V says he's the victim of extortion after a video surfaced of him allegedly skipping out on a prostitute.

Bobby's rep tells TMZ ... the R&B singer vehemently denies the person he hooked up with over the weekend was a prostitute, and says he's now being extorted after the person filming him realized who he was.

The rep went on to say, "Misrepresentation and deception were maliciously used to target Valentino; during the encounter, Valentino was victimized and threatened by acts of extortion which continued after his departure was captured on video."

Bobby's rep also said he's reported the extortion attempt to law enforcement.

As for the claim made on social media that the woman was transgender -- the rep says Bobby had no idea.

Reptile Smuggling Sssuspect Busted for King Cobras in Potato Chip Cans!

7/25/2017 3:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Three deadly king cobras were illegally shipped into the country under cover of U.S. postage stamps and potato chips.

Federal agents arrested a California man for smuggling the killer reptiles using the U.S. Postal Service back in March. The snakes were discovered by Customs and Border Protection agents who inspected the package and discovered the 2 foot long cobras -- each in its own potato chip canister. The cobras can grow up to 18 feet long. On the non-lethal side ... he also allegedly smuggled 9 turtles.

Feds say the man admitted similarly smuggling TWENTY other king cobras in 2 prior shipments ... but they were all DOA.

The sssuspect was charged Tuesday with one count of illegal importing and faces up to 20 years in prison.

As for the 3 cobras -- we're told 2 are in the San Diego Zoo, and the other is getting snake charmed ... by God. It died.

Bill Cosby Accuser Chloe Goins Busted in Bizarre Jail Lot Incident

7/24/2017 12:55 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bill Cosby accuser Chloe Goins could be in a heap of trouble after she was arrested on two felonies, and the lead-up to the bust is bizarre ... TMZ has learned.

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office tells TMZ ... Chloe was arrested Sunday on suspicion of two felony counts -- possession of a controlled substance in prison and bringing alcohol into a prison -- after cops found her sitting in her car just before midnight in the parking lot of the George F. Bailey Detention Facility.

Cops tell TMZ Goins was found with a substance suspected to be heroin but it's unclear what she was doing at the facility. We're told she was taken into custody without incident. She remains in jail with bail set at $25k.

Chloe's attorney tells TMZ ... "Our primary concern at this time is for Ms. Goins’ well-being, not media or press attention. I’d like to remind the public that an arrest is not a conviction, nor is it evidence or admission of guilt."

Goins' case against the comedian is still ongoing.

Kristaps Porzingis Stars in Weirdly Sexy Latvian Commercial

7/6/2017 10:25 AM PDT

What happens when you mix credit cards, erotica and Kristaps Porzingis

Arguably the best commercial of the NBA offseason. 

Feast your eyes on a Latvian ad for the Visa "X" card starring the New York Knicks phenom -- where Porzingis gets felt up by an extendo-arm from the heavens.

On its way to big daddy KP, the happy hand also gets friendly with honey, b-ball shoes and a Chow Chow  ... while the sexy 80's jam "Oh Yeah" bumps in the background.

We don't really get it ... but we're kinda turned on. 

Taylor Swift Bizarre Congrats to Russell Westbrook ... Who She's Never Met

6/27/2017 6:30 AM PDT
Breaking News

This is weird and fun ...

Taylor Swift just made a congratulations video for newly crowned NBA MVP Russell Westbrook joking with the guy like they've been buddies for years -- even though they've never met.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star got the award Monday night -- and hours later, Taylor released the video saying, "Russell, it’s Taylor. Remember? I was the one who taught you how to play basketball?"

She jokes that she taught him everything he knows about basketball ... he gave her the idea for "Shake It Off" ... and that they go back 20 years.

She then admits they've actually never hung out together once. 

Kinda funny. Kinda weird. Kinda sweet.

What's interesting ... Taylor really hasn't done any public interviews or appearances since February -- so this is sorta like her reintroduction to the spotlight. Who'da thunk she woulda used the NBA as a way in?

Who cares ... welcome back!

French Fitness Model Killed by Exploding Whipped Cream Can

6/22/2017 7:54 AM PDT

French fitness blogger Rebecca Burger died after a whipped cream can exploded onto her chest ... according to her family. 

Rebecca, who was popular on Instagram, was killed last weekend in a totally bizarre accident. Her family says the pressurized canister blew up, hit her chest and triggered a heart attack.

The hit reportedly sent her into cardiac arrest, which ultimately led to her death.

The family also posted a pic of a whipped cream canister with a warning about using similar products. They claim "thousands" of defective ones are still in circulation.

Rebecca was 33.

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