These Andie Macdowell photos may appear to have a "Groundhog Day" similarity -- but believe it or not they're not the same... can you spot the subtle differences between the two?
**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photographs!**
'Big Brother' Star GinaMarie
Black People Have Forgiven Me
... For Dropping N-Bomb
3/8/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Big Brother" star GinaMarie Zimmerman -- who called welfare "n****r insurance" on the show and got fired from her job as a result -- says all is now good between her and the African-American community.
GinaMarie was leaving a convention in Queens when she told our photog that all the hate she received for dropping an n-bomb on TV is behind her.
As for the special pass she claims black people gave her ... we'll let her explain that one.
She has a way with words.
Hated Dog For Being Piss Poor
House Manager Claims
3/8/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alanis Morissette was knee deep in piss -- courtesy of her 10-pound stray dog -- and she wanted to 86 it from her life ... so claims her former "house manager" who's accused of stealing the pooch.
Maria Garcia tells TMZ she's had the chihuahua/dachshund mix, Circus, full time at her home on orders of Alanis.
Garcia says Alanis couldn't stand the dog because he was an aggressive eater, had health issues and pooped and peed with aplomb indoors. On top of that ...Alanis was allergic to the pup.
Maria tells us ... Alanis has only seen the dog once in the past year and when Garcia asked if she wanted him back ... she said absolutely not.
We broke the story ... Alanis claims Garcia stole Circus out revenge after being fired -- and now Morissette and her husband are suing Garcia for $25K ... and she wants the dog returned.
Garcia says she can't afford to fight the lawsuit ... but feels compelled to clear her good name.
I Know the Best Hangover Cure
... And It's Not Jell-O
3/8/2014 12:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Beans, beans, the magical fruit ... the more you eat, the more you ... boot a hangover -- at least that's what Bill Cosby says.
The 76-year-old TV legend was promoting a chili restaurant Thursday in Arlington, Virginia ... and our photog asked for his advice on how to cure a hangover.
Cosby had a quick, enthusiastic answer -- but his opinion is a little biased.
We hear Jell-O shots work too.
I Wanna Be The Double Cup King
3/8/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber wants to be the Donald Trump of Double Cups ... the Sultan of Sizzurp ... because he wants to go into business to create his own line of signature styrofoam cups ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Bieber tell us ... the boring styrofoam cup -- which has been around since the 40s -- has become the container of choice for lean ... and Justin thinks it's a cool money-maker.
Sources tell us, Bieber has a special affinity for styrofoam because he loves to doodle on them, and that will be the inspiration for the line of cups with the JB logo.
By the way ... Bieber isn't the first person to jump on the styrofoam train. Rick Ross and Soulja Boy both have lines of cups with their monikers.
Waste Deep in
MJ DNA Stunt
3/8/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Akon is SO part of the whole Michael Jackson "The-Kid-Really-Is-My-Son" DNA shenanigans.
We got him arriving at LAX Friday and he acted a tad skeptical ... that the freshly-touted B Howard, plain wrap DNA test proves he's MJ's long lost son. But in the next breath Akon stokes the coals and says why he thinks it might be true.
Here's why we're calling BS. Akon is in the studio with B Howard right now recording music.
It's why they call it show BUSINESS, folks.
Guess Who This
3/8/2014 12:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Before this little Hulk Hogan fan did a leg drop on Hollywood... he was just another wrestling enthusiast growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Can you guess who he is?
You Are NOT the Father
3/7/2014 9:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
In other news...
These 6 celebrities are done up at all times, so their makeup-free faces will make your jaw drop!
Frank Ocean Sued
He Didn't Want Chipotle Logo in Chipotle Ad
3/7/2014 6:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Ocean wanted to have his burrito and eat it too -- metaphorically speaking -- because Chipotle Mexican Grill just sued the singer for backing out of an ad ... for what seems like the most ridiculous reason.
According to the suit, filed today in L.A. County ... Chipotle signed Frank to a $425,000 deal to sing a remake of "Pure Imagination" for a new animated ad.
But Chipotle claims Frank never recorded the track because when they showed him the final cut ... Frank was pissed the company's logo appeared at the end of the spot.
To reiterate ... he was mad Chipotle's logo was in a Chipotle advertisement.
The restaurant says it got an email from Frank's people claiming Frank thought he was promised final say over the recording and all promotional materials -- and believed the company was in breach when it refused to remove its logo.
Chipotle is suing to get back the $212,500 advance it paid Ocean.
By the way, Fiona Apple ended up doing the spot instead of Frank.
Sheila MacRae Dead
3/7/2014 5:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sheila MacRae -- who played Alice Kramden on "The Honeymooners," has died.
MacRae did not appear in the original episodes in 1955. She appeared on the wildly popular "Jackie Gleason Show" from 1966 - 1970. The show recreated "The Honeymooners" in featured segments.
The original Alice was played by Audrey Meadows. She died in 1996.
As for MacRae ... she reportedly died in an actor's nursing home in New Jersey. Sheila was 93 years old.
Go to Mexico for Hot Women
... You'll Probably Live
3/7/2014 4:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
I'm Changing My Name
... To Frank Ocean
3/7/2014 4:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Ocean has made a drastic decision to legally change his name ... but fear not ... it's not a Prince-esque symbol.
Ocean -- whose real name is Christopher Edwin Breaux -- filed legal docs to officially change his name to Frank Ocean.
To make it official ... Frank has to plaster his intentions in a newspaper on 4 separate occasions -- once a week, 4 weeks in a row. The idea is that if he's using the name to defraud someone, potential victims can come forward and object in court.
Yes, newspapers still exist.
Michael Jackson's Bros
The Kid Is Not His Son
3/7/2014 3:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson's brothers have now come forward ... calling BS on the so-called DNA test proving Brandon Howard is Michael's long lost son.
A rep for the brothers tells TMZ, the brothers are united in scoffing at the claim ... and for a variety of reasons.
First, a source says in Michael's 50 years on earth, he never mentioned anything about having a child other than Prince, Paris and Blanket. And, other sources who had day-to-day contact with Jackson echo the same to TMZ.
A source also says the brothers met B Howard one time -- back in 2012, when he came backstage for a meet and greet after one of their shows. He never even intimated he might be a relative.
And the brother's say Joe had a professional relationship with Howard's mom, yet he never breathed a word of this ... and they say he would have said something, especially after Michael died.
The rep calls the so-called DNA test "unfounded hearsay."