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Cameron Diaz Thanks, Honest Homeless Woman You're More Helpful Than a Fancy Restaurant!!!

10/21/2017 1:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cameron Diaz owes a big fat debt of gratitude to a very persistent homeless woman who tried to return her wallet but got blown off by a fancy restaurant ... but stayed close by 'til cops arrived.

The actress went to dinner Thursday night in Bev Hills at the super exclusive and insanely expensive Matsuhisa. On her way out, Diaz unwittingly dropped her wallet on the street ... cash, credit cards, I.D., the works.

Enter the homeless lady, who saw the wallet on the ground and made the connection that its owner must have dined at Matsuhisa. So, she walked inside -- wallet in hand -- in search of Cameron.

Law enforcement sources tell us someone who works at the restaurant told the homeless lady Cameron had already left ... and that was that.

The homeless woman left the restaurant, but instead of pocketing the loot and running ... she stuck around.

We're told someone called police and told them some homeless woman had Cameron Diaz's wallet. Cops arrived in short order, found the woman, and she was more than happy to turn the wallet over totally intact.

Reward in order?

Flo from Progressive Won't Catch Me in My Halloween Costume

10/18/2017 7:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stephanie Courtney, the woman who plays Flo in those Progressive commercials, doesn't make a penny off the Halloween costume she made famous ... but she's still a fan of you wearing it.

We got Stephanie in Beverly Hills Tuesday and asked what it's like seeing a bunch of Flos roaming the streets around Halloween.

You'd think she has it easy when it comes to figuring out a costume, but Steph has an excellent explanation for why you won't see her rocking the red wig on Oct. 31.

Elvis Presley Take Your Shot at the King's Gun ... If Ya Got $95k!!!

10/17/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of Elvis Presley's beloved pieces -- a Smith & Wesson -- can be yours, but it's gonna take a king's ransom to get it! See what we did there? 

Elvis' .38 caliber Smith & Wesson Chief Special revolver is now for sale through Moments in Time -- and it's going for a whopping $95,000 ... first come, first served.

The gun was originally purchased by The King himself at a Memphis gun shop in 1971 ... where the paperwork shows he also bought 5 other revolvers the same day. Elvis was a low-key gun nut, who often unloaded on his TVs.   

Elvis had this particular firearm engraved with his T.C.B. lighting bolt logo -- which stood for Taking Care of Business in a flash. 

We're told he eventually gifted the gun to his bodyguard, but it's unclear if Elvis ever used it. Either way, folks ... it's now or never! Yup, we did it again. 

Tapatio Sues Duuuuuuuude ... You Stole Nuestro Famoso Logo!!!

10/17/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9:56 AM -- The owner of Trapatio, Isaac Granados, tells TMZ he reached out to Tapatio about a possible collaboration and insists they were open to the idea. He says, "With the legalization of weed I would have never thought they would come after me. The cannabis community needs products like this. Tapatio needs Trapatio."

Tapatio's turning up the heat and going after a guy who's trying to start a different kind of blaze ... while allegedly ripping off the company's iconic sombrero-wearing mascot.

Tapatio -- arguably the most famous hot sauce in America -- is suing the guy behind the marijuana-infused "Trapatio" hot sauce claiming that product's using an eerily similar logo.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Tapatio says its famous "charro" -- or Mexican cowboy -- logo belongs to them and "Trapatio" is marketing itself with a similar name and an almost identical man in a sombrero, yellow jacket and red tie. Not to mention jacking their font.

Tapatio thinks the similarities will make loyal customers think it's in bed with the pot sauce ... which comes fully loaded with 400 mg of THC. The OG sauce's lawsuit is pretty blunt -- quit duping us, and fork over the profits "Trapatio" has already made.

Vladimir Putin Cute Puppy Pose Fails for the First Time Ever

10/11/2017 4:12 PM PDT

Vladimir Putin has a new bff -- a super adorable puppy, which he'll probably turn into a vicious killer in no time flat. 

The Russian Prez got the lil' pooch as a belated birthday gift Wednesday from the president of Turkmenistan -- and you gotta see the video of the hand off. Full "Lion King" style.

The Central Asian shepherd pup's name is Verny -- Russian for "loyal" -- and even though we're normally suckers for anyone snuggling with cute puppies ... still not enough to overlook alleged human rights atrocities on Putin's watch.

Nothing personal, Verny -- but keep your head on a swivel, dawg!

YouTuber Jake Paul Sued for Car Horn Prank ... You Hurt My Freakin' Ears, Dude!

10/10/2017 4:46 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

YouTube celeb Jake Paul is known for comedic pranks, but there's nothing funny about destroying people's hearing ... according to a new lawsuit.

A California man is going after the YouTuber and his team of pranksters for driving around L.A. with a super loud car horn and blaring it near unsuspecting pedestrians. The point of the prank? Capturing the looks on their scared faces ... far as we can tell.

According to the suit, Paul and crew rolled up on the guy as he was leaving a store in WeHo and the obnoxiously loud horn ended up damaging his hearing. He says his encounter with Jake's crew is included in a video posted on Paul's YouTube channel.

The man's suing Jake Paul and his company for damages for the injury and emotional distress.

Hey Kids Santa Claus Is Dead Real Grave Found (Maybe)

10/4/2017 2:54 PM PDT

'Twas 3 months before Christmas and way down in Turkey ... 

Archaeologists claim they found where the REAL Santa Claus has been lurky.

They say St. Nick's bones are under a church ... 

And they found them in a very high-tech, electronic search

The real St. Nick died in 343

Despite the fact he's always hanging at malls, near that big Xmas tree. 

For the record, experts still have to confirm that it really is him. 

The chances they're wrong? It's really quite slim.

So many questions have risen -- is he all by himself?

Did they bury him next to his favorite elf?

And one more question gives us pregnant pause ...

Where in the holy hell is dear Mrs. Claus?

The end?

Boomer Esiason Signs On for 'Kitten Bowl V' ... Meow

10/4/2017 9:33 AM PDT
Breaking News

Good news, America ... Boomer Esiason is coming back for another Kitten Bowl

The Hallmark Channel announced the former Cincinnati Bengals QB will return to call the play-by-play on Feb. 4 as several rescued cats vie for the "national championship of feline football."

Beth Stern -- Howard Stern's wife -- will host the show with correspondents Dean Cain and Alison Sweeney

In all seriousness, organizers say the 2018 Kitten Bowl "features countless displaced kittens rescued from the country’s most recent natural disasters" ... and will help them find homes. 

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Sued I Didn't Choke the Chicken in Your Pool!

10/4/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor accused a parkgoer of not being the master of his domain in its swimming pool and it was embarrassing as hell ... so he says in a new lawsuit.

Eric Anthony Guinea is suing the theme park for discrimination and emotional distress after it hurled the allegation back in June ... claiming he masturbated in front of kids in the pool.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Guinea says a security guard ordered him out of the pool, telling him staff saw him pleasure himself in the pool next to little kids.

Guinea denied it ... saying he was playing with a rubber band he found in the pool while watching his 5-year-old daughter. Guinea says another security guard had the audacity to ask if he was a registered sex offender ... before laughing it off and then telling him to enjoy his day.

Guinea said the ordeal was humiliating, made all the worse because he says he was singled out since he's a 370-pound man adorned with tattoos and keloids all over his body.

We've reached out to Six Flags, so far no word back.

Vegas Shooter Bought Firearms ... From Guns & Guitars

10/3/2017 6:46 AM PDT

The guy behind the Vegas massacre bought some of his weapons at a gun store right near his Nevada home ... a place that touts itself as the best spot in town to buy firearms ... and guitars. 

Stephen Paddock loaded up at the Guns & Guitars store in Mesquite, NV -- where you can buy a semi-automatic rifle on a Monday ... and come back for a guitar session every other Tuesday. 

Seriously ... the place is currently running a student guitar special, $99 for a guitar with a strap and 4 picks ... while offering a free box of ammo with the purchase of a handgun. 

Want to combine the best of guns and guitars? They also sell an M-16 Machine Gun Guitar for $225. 

So far, no word on which guns Paddock bought from G&G -- but store officials confirmed he was a customer ... on the gun side of the store. 

The store issued a statement saying, "All necessary background checks and procedures were followed" when Paddock bought guns from them. 

"He never gave any indication or reason to believe he was unstable or unfit at any time."

Mike Tyson Bizarre Personal Treasures Surface At NC Thrift Shop

10/2/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Time for Mike Tyson to listen up ... because if he wants some of the personal (and bizarre) items he USED to own back, TMZ Sports has a way for Iron Mike to recover his crap.

What kinda stuff are we talking about here?

Autographed porn covers (S/O to Heather Hunter, a legend), personal photos with huge stars like Eddie Murphy and Johnny Gill, and even legal documents from Mike's time as a not-so-great citizen.

This haul of goodies ended up in the hands of a guy named Richus Allen, who tells us he bought the stuff from a thrift shop in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

So how'd he get it?

Allen says Mike's personal barber put the stuff in a storage unit, then defaulted on the payments. The thrift store bought the unit, then Allen bought the stuff.

Richus tells us he wants Mike to know he has his old crap, just in case MT wants some of his memories -- including pics of his now deceased mother figure Camille Ewald -- back.

And although Allen says this definitely isn't a cash grab, we have a feeling he wouldn't say no to a finder's fee.

Service Dog Vid Angry Woman's Racist Claims are BS I Recorded it and I'm Mixed Race!!!

9/25/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Claims of racism by Ciara Miller -- the woman seen yelling at restaurant diners about a vet's service dog being allowed inside -- are ridiculous and "shameful" ... says the woman who recorded the video.

Sherra Stanley tells us ... the service dog at Kathy's Crab House in Delaware belongs to her friend Bill, a military vet, and his wife is the woman who approached Miller to explain why his dog, JP, was allowed inside. Stanley claims there were absolutely NO racial slurs hurled ... but Miller went crazy.

Stanley also tells us the racism accusations don't make sense ... because Bill's party at the restaurant was representing multiple races. Specifically ... his stepdad is black, and Stanley herself is mixed race.

As we reported ... Miller claims she was grossed out by the service dog but was leaving peacefully until she was accosted and called the n-word.

In the now-infamous vid ... Ciara argues with several patrons, but doesn't allude to any racist behavior.

Gatorade Sued By California Over Celebrity Anti-Water Campaign

9/21/2017 2:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gatorade's gettin' some Hater-ade from the State of California -- which is suing the energy drink company for a star-studded smear campaign against water. 

Drink that in. 

It's all over a 2012 app launched by Gatorade called "Bolt!" -- it's a mobile phone game like "Temple Run" in which a Usain Bolt character runs through obstacles gathering Gatorade token to run faster. 

The enemy in the game is water -- which is branded as "the enemy of performance." Players must avoid water at all cost. The game was reportedly downloaded more than 2.3 million times and promoted by huge stars like Justin Bieber and Mike Tyson

So, why does the state of CA have a problem? 

According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the state attorney general believes the game violated California law by delivering a misleading message to consumers -- that water decreases athletic performance.  California says that's just not true. 

The State wants to block Gatorade from continuing the anti-H20 ad campaign -- and also seeks to hit the company with a serious fine. 

For the record, the game has since been pulled from the app store. 

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