If you want to go to Hulk Hogan’s Tampa restaurant you better follow the strict dress code -- NO baggy pants, NO excessive jewelry and NO do-rags.
Hmm … could there be an easier -- yet slightly more racist -- way to say this?
Hulk Hogan's Restaurant
Don't Dress Like a Black Guy
9/25/2014 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hulk Hogan's got a cool beach restaurant in Florida -- but if you wanna enjoy a "coconut ginger mojito" during a concert at the eatery ... you better not show up dressing like an urban stereotype.
Check out the dress code outside Hogan's Beach in Tampa -- which essentially bars people who wear clothes popular with the black community.
The Hulk no-no's include:
-- No oversized t-shirts extending past the mid thigh
-- No excessively baggy attire
-- No low hanging pants or shorts
-- No hats facing sideways or back facing
-- No oversized or excessive jewelry
-- No camouflage (unless with military ID)
-- No workout clothing (including track suits, jump suits, sweat pants or basketball shorts)
-- No high-top sneakers
And get this ... if you plan to wear a do-rag or a bandana, FORGET ABOUT GETTING IN ... uhhh, Hulk's wearing one ON THE FRIGGIN' SIGN!!!!
We spoke with an employee at the restaurant, who said you can wear just about anything for lunch or dinner, but the dress code is strictly enforced during concert events. When we asked him about wearing oversized jewelry, he said, "I don't want to sound stereotypical ..." and then he trailed off.
We spoke with Hulk, who says he licenses his name to the restaurant but didn't know about the dress code and he's looking into it right now.
By the way, check out the promotional video for the restaurant -- no black people. However, there is a white dude wearing the FORBIDDEN camouflage shorts.
No word if he had military ID.
Beach Poachers Sue
We Didn't Steal Anything
It's The Media's Fault!
9/24/2014 4:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two women caught in a viral video allegedly trying to steal beach equipment are now suing ... lamenting they've been dragged through the muddy sand by the media.
The video, which scored more than 7 million hits on YouTube, turned middle-aged sisters Kathleen Duffy and Linda Duffy Kelly into viral and infamous superstars.
The sisters insist they thought the canopy was theirs ... there were lots that looked just like it on July 4th on Smyrna Beach in Florida. They were confronted by the owner ... who filmed the whole thing.
We called Fox ... so far no word back.
Sued For $250 MILLION
They Stole My Life Story
9/24/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
You might have thought Walt Disney's "Frozen" was about an ice princess and a talking snowman ... but it's actually one woman's true-life story -- or so she's claiming in a new $250 MILLION lawsuit.
Isabella Tanikumi claims the movie is NOT based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, "The Snow Queen" ... but rather her 2010 autobiography -- about growing up in the Andean mountains of Peru.
Tanikumi claims Disney plagiarized and copied the story, characters, and plots from her book ... and turned it into "Frozen" -- the highest grossing animated flick of all time.
We took a quick look at her book ... nope, didn't see a talking snowman.
Our advice to her ... let it go.
Telling a Big
Fat J. Lo Lie
9/24/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sorry Hackers & Creeps ...
I Don't Have Any Nude Photos!
9/23/2014 12:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ariana Grande is done letting her publicist speak for her -- stepping up to personally squash rumors about her alleged nude photo leak ... and says it ain't her.
Grande was one of the stars whose naked ass was allegedly exposed in the first round of leaked photos a few weeks back. But Monday at LAX ... she laid out a full list of reasons why the pics are definitely fake.
Ariana makes a strong argument ... and backs up what her rep had previously said.
As for any future leaks -- she explains why she's not sweating the hackers.
After Club Performance
9/23/2014 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Someone got stabbed after a Chris Brown performance Monday night ... and law enforcement tells us it's yet another case of trouble following Brown and his entourage ... something cops are quietly trying to stop.
Right after Brown finished his set at a YMCMB Drake/Lil Wayne after-party at Supperclub in Hollywood ... several people who were leaving got into a fight and someone got stabbed.
The victim was taken to a hospital and he's expected to be okay.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... they didn't make any arrests because no one would ante up any info ... which leads to the bigger issue. Our cop sources say they believe this is all about Brown's entourage. Wherever they go ... someone ends up bleeding.
We're told the LAPD has privately met with club owners, trying to pressure them into blacklisting Chris and his crew, but the clubs make too much money off them so they're welcome with open arms.
As one law enforcement source put it, "When Brown and his people show, we know what's going to happen. It's a headache for us."
Brown -- who does not keep his association with the Bloods a secret -- has not been accused of instigating the violence, but cops say they know it all emanates from the singer and his entourage.
You'll recall 3 people were shot -- including Suge Knight -- during a Chris Brown performance at 1OAK last month.
HACKED NUDE PIC IS FAKE
9/23/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beach volleyball legend Misty May-Treanor is calling BS on a nude photo that was allegedly hacked out of her email account -- saying the pic is "clearly Photoshopped" and 100% NOT HER.
The photo -- one of dozens of nude celebrity pics that appeared online this weekend in a massive (and illegal) photo leak -- features a nude woman (purported to be Misty) who appears to have the same tattoos as the Olympian in the same exact places.
But Misty's rep says the pic is bogus -- "I reviewed the image with Misty and it is clear that it is a bad photoshop job."
The rep says Misty is not filing a police report -- since it's not her -- but hopes the cops catch whoever is responsible for leaking the authentic photos of the other celebrities.
'American Choppers' Stars
They Stole My Wheelchair Bike!
Claims Disabled Man
9/21/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guys from "American Choppers" got major props for creating a wheelchair-accessible motorcycle -- only problem is they allegedly stole the concept from a disabled biker, and cut the poor guy out of the deal.
Christ Tavantzis -- who suffers from polio -- claims he patented the modified 3-wheeler and pitched it to 'AC' stars Mike and Paul Teutul Jr. at a bike show in 2008.
Now Tavantzis is suing the Tuetul bros because he says they went ahead and built their own version of his trike -- without him -- and then unveiled it at a charity event for the Chris and Dana Reeves Foundation ... where they were lauded for the creation.
In his suit, Tavantzis says it's bad enough polio has taken away his physical abilities -- but now he has to fight to protect his thoughts and ideas too. He's suing for fraud, conspiracy, and discrimination against people with disabilities.
We've reached out to reps for the show ... so far, no response.
I'm NOT Meeting With ISIS
9/20/2014 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dennis Rodman is NOT en route to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to engage in peace talks ... contrary to a ridiculous report that almost seemed believable ... because ... well ... he's Rodman.
Earlier this week a story surfaced saying Rodman told was on his way to the airport to leave for the Middle East when he said, “I think if I could just talk with the leaders of ISIS they would see the errors of their ways."
But Rodman's rep says the report is total crap ... telling TMZ Sports the retired basketball player is in Hong Kong for business meetings.
So, if you're keeping score at home ... North Korea, yes. ISIS, no.
Keyshia Cole Victim
I Wasn't Banging Birdman ...
Attack Was Unwarranted
9/20/2014 11:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The girl Keyshia Cole allegedly assaulted for spending the night at her rumored BF's house says she's not Birdman's side piece ... and she has no idea why Keyshia would think they're banging.
Sources privy to the case tell us ... the alleged victim is Sabrina Mercadel -- a Cash Money employee for more than a decade -- and she's known Birdman since they were young.
We're told Sabrina was not alone with Birdman at his West L.A. condo ... 4 others were present when Keyshia came storming in at around 5 AM.
Our sources say Sabrina was walking out of the bathroom when Cole spotted her in the apartment ... and the singer instantly went on the attack, yelling, "What are you doing with my man?!"
TMZ broke the story ... Keyshia was arrested for allegedly attacking Sabrina ... who went to the ER and is now on pain meds.
Keyshia is now out on bail.
NOT A DADDY!
9/20/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian is NOT a daddy ... he's intentionally punked the media by tweeting out some not-so-cryptic hints he's a father and then watching the lies spiral out of control online.
Sources VERY close to Rob tell TMZ ... Rob was testing the media Thursday night by tweeting, "Was with my baby mama tonight." In July, he tweeted, "Happy I got my Son with me for the 4th tomorrow."
Various outlets immediately took the bait, but here's the thing ... there is no baby mama and no baby.
It's an interesting strategy ... Rob's been taking heat for his weight and substance abuse. Not a bad diversionary tactic.
Clinton, Obama, Clooney
Lawyer Who Photoshopped Them Faces Discipline
9/18/2014 5:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
An L.A. lawyer apparently thinks she can attract clients by making it seem like she's a celebrity magnet -- rubbing elbows with the likes of George Clooney, Obama, Clinton, Jamie Foxx, Dr. Phil, and on and on. Problem is ... she Photoshopped them all, and now the State Bar is coming down on her like a hammer.
Svitlana Sangary plastered a bunch of pics on her website, touting her celeb friends. Gotta say ... she did a great Photoshopping job. But clearly it didn't amuse the likes of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, Ellen, Shaq and others.
The State Bar considers the pics false and deceptive advertising, since the pics plastered all over her website are clearly designed to attract clients.
So she now faces a 6-month suspension from the State Bar.
FYI ... Her Yelp reviews aren't great. Users call her "scum" and an "unethical crook."
Shakespeare ... you said what?