The Bounce-Back Stripper My Next Career Move ... Sexy Food Critic!!!

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Genea Sky -- the exotic dancer who came crashing down from a 15-foot stripper pole and kept twerking -- has her eyes on a new life after stripping ... she wants to critique food!!!

As you know, Genea says her stripping days are over after her super-scary plunge at a Texas strip club ... and now she's champing at the bit to become a food critic ... but she's gotta heal up from her injuries first, because her jaw is still wired shut!

Genea tells us she's ready and willing to sample anything edible ... but she says she's a chicken wing connoisseur and she's also got a thing for tacos and sushi.

The hardest part of being on the mend, Genea says, is being unable to eat her favorite foods ... and she's got another 3 weeks of getting her meals through a straw.

Genea says she's got the appetite of a football player and she's making her pitch to turn her food critic dream into a reality.

Bon appetit!!!

Kendall, Bella and Justine Grocery Run for Galentine's Day!!!

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Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Justine Skye grabbed some grub Friday ... presumably to celebrate Galentine's Day.

The famous trio hit up Whole Foods in the Big Apple. Judging from the shopping cart, it doesn't exactly look like a feast, but not everyone has to gorge on V-Day ... or G-Day.

They were all in NYC for Fashion Week, which ended Wednesday. Unclear whether Kendall hooked up with Ben Simmons at some point Friday. It seems pretty clear they're back together.

Anyway ... they looked great traversing the aisles of Jeff Bezos' pricey store.

Happy Valentine's Day -- belatedly -- ladies.

Vegas Police Bartender Wouldn't Serve Our Officers ... We're 'Disgusted'!!!

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Two cops walk into a bar, but they're refused service ... this ain't a setup for a joke, it allegedly happened in Vegas ... and now police are PISSED!!!

Here's the deal ... two Las Vegas Metro Police Department graveyard patrol officers say they were refused service from the bartender at The Lodge Cactus in Enterprise, NV when they stopped by Thursday for a bite on duty.

The officers say the bartender started shaking his head "no" as soon as they approached the counter, and motioned his fingers across his neck as if to say, "stop." The officers say they asked to take a seat and order some food, but claim the bartender told them, "We don't serve you guys here any more."

At first, the cops say they thought the bartender was joking ... but when they realized it was for real, they left the establishment without further incident.

Las Vegas Police Protective Association President Steve Grammas tells TMZ ... they are "disgusted" this happened, but believe restaurant management supports law enforcement and they're actively talking with ownership to resolve the issue.

The Lodge tells us folks from the corporate office came to the restaurant Friday, grabbed surveillance video and interviewed the bartender.

LVMPD also tells us ... it's a private restaurant and they can refuse service to who they want.

We're told the police department's been in touch with the restaurant, and they regret the incident, telling the cops the actions of one employee doesn't define the establishment and the bartender has been placed on indefinite suspension, which could become permanent.

Wendy's Kitchen Sink Bath Kids Fired ... Took 'Fresh' Slogan Way Too Far!!!

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A Michigan Wendy's employee is out of a job after "power" soaking in a kitchen sink full of suds ... and so are his coworkers who helped post video of the bath on TikTok.

Several workers of the Greenville Wendy's location have been canned  ... after a young male who, at the very least is shirtless, was bathing in the fast-food joint's sink while yukking it up with other employees.

He certainly looks "fresh, never frozen" ... but ya gotta think that's not what Wendy's corporate had in mind with the slogan.

According to the franchise owner of the location ... the restaurant has been cleaned and inspected since the video was posted on social media earlier this week and racked up tens of thousands of views.

The Wendy's store says ... "This egregious behavior is completely unacceptable and counter to our safety, training and operational standards. Upon learning of this situation, all employees in the video were terminated immediately and the restaurant has been completely sanitized. The health department visited the restaurant today and no violations were reported."

No word on how many times Dave Thomas spun in his grave.

Harry Morton Estate Worth At Least $17 Million

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The estate of the late Pink Taco founder, Harry Morton, is worth at least $17 million ... TMZ has learned.

Harry's father, Peter Morton, just filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, to take control of his son's estate ... and the docs say Harry had over $17 million in personal property when he died.

According to the docs, Harry's personal property is worth $17,293,187 ... but the total value of the estate could be higher if there are any separate trusts that are not part of the probate estate.

TMZ broke the story ... Harry was found dead in his Los Angeles residence back in November, this after suffering a heart attack. Harry, who had no partner or children, died without a will.

Harry founded the popular restaurant chain in 1999 when he was only 18. He was also the owner of the Hollywood nightclub, Viper Room.

Tristan Thompson Roasts LeBron James' Diet ... 'He Eats Like Sh*t'

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What does the greatest basketball player on planet earth eat to maintain his god-like physique??

A crap ton of french toast smothered in syrup!!! So says Tristan Thompson ... who claims LeBron James has "the worst f*cking diet ever."

TT revealed Bron's eating habits to The Athletic ... saying it's unbelievable how much he can scarf down without losing his chiseled look.

"Ask him what he eats for breakfast. He has like five french toasts, drowns it in syrup with strawberries and bananas," James' old teammate says.

But, that's just the beginning -- "Then he has like a four-egg omelet and then he goes and just f*cking dunks on somebody. It doesn’t make sense."

Of course, there are reports that LBJ spends more than a million dollars a year on his fitness -- from trainers to a chef to massage therapists.

Spending that huge amount of dough must explain why James can eat whatever the hell he wants ... and those who don't focus so much on fitness can't keep up.

"I remember one year I tried to eat like he ate and it just didn’t work out," TT says. "I started gaining weight and said, 'F*ck this.' I mean it works for him. He loves sweets. He loves sweets. He eats desserts and French toast. It’s crazy how his body just burns it."

"He’ll come with his one-week diet, vegan crap, but he literally eats like it doesn’t make sense. He’s really a specimen. He eats like sh*t."

Guess LeBron is giving a new meaning to eating like a King.

Jennifer Aniston Aging Like Fine Wine W/ Courteney Cox & Friends

Remember that "Friends" episode? The one where Jennifer Aniston turns 51 and parties with some of her closest friends?? Well, allow us to jog your memory.

The actress celebrated the big 5-1 Tuesday night at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, where she made a sneaky quick entrance ... but her pals were slow to trickle out. Just a small handful of those in attendance ... her BFF and former "Friends" costar, Courteney Cox, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, Kevin Nealon and Chace Crawford.

We're sure there were way more guests that might've left through other exits ... Jen's pretty popular in Hollywood, if you hadn't heard. Has been for years now, in fact.

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Speaking of the bday girl ... an interview she did with Interview Magazine was released Wednesday, featuring her on the cover looking as gorgeous as ever. There's also a photo spread inside -- which is sure to remind you why you watched "Friends" all those years ago.

Just kidding ... it was a good show. But, truthfully, JA made it all that much better. And hey,  now she's on another series, "The Morning Show," that shows off her chops in a drama.

Anyway, happy birthday to one of America's OG sweethearts. Here's to another year of good health, good roles and even better looks.

Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer Eating Out at Same Hot Spot ... Another Brush with an Ex!!!

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Jennifer Aniston's keeping her friends close and her exes damn near as close these days ... this time it's John Mayer.

"The Morning Show" star dined out Thursday night at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Hollywood, where she likely crossed paths with her old flame. They were spotted leaving the popular restaurant just moments apart.

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Jen and John dated from 2008 to 2009 after meeting at an Oscars party, so it's fitting they'd have a close encounter again with the 2020 Academy Awards coming up. It's unclear if they actually did make contact or mingle inside.

Things didn't necessarily end amicably for the ex-couple -- John put it out there that he broke up with her, and Jen called him out for doing so. Still, they both claimed they remained friends.

We'll say this ... John had to know there was a good chance he'd bumped into Jen. It's a well-known fact Sunset Tower is her jam -- she's hooked on the chicken salad.

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Aniston's making a trend out of reunions with her exes lately ... as everyone knows, she and Brad Pitt have been getting closer and closer over awards season, and finally shared a loving embrace at the SAG Awards.

Of course, they say they're just friends too ... for now.

Chiefs' Byron Pringle Gunning For Pringles Deal ... After Super Bowl Win

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Chiefs WR Byron Pringle says now that he's a Super Bowl champ, he's the PERFECT candidate to be a rep for Pringles ... and he wants the chip co. to reach out to him ASAP!!

"Once you pop, you're never going to stop. You know?" Pringle tells TMZ Sports.

Of course, 26-year-old Byron's been angling for this sponsorship for YEARS ... he says dating back to high school, teammates and friends have constantly told him he NEEDS to be a rep for the canned chips because of his last name.

And, now that he's about to add some title bling to his finger ... he says he's ready to get into serious talks.

Pringle tells us his demands in the deal are pretty simple ... "some commercials" and "life-long Pringles chips, any flavor" are high on his list.

But, he also says vending machines at his former schools that dispense free Pringles to students would be a sweet add-in as well.

As for his pitch to Pringles and what he'd bring to the company moving forward ... he says he's got star potential on the gridiron.

"Every time I'm in, I'm always making a play," Byron says. "Doing my assignment in the play, for the play."

By the way, we had Byron rank the best flavors of Pringles ... and Sour Cream & Onion was shockingly not his #1!!!

Joe Burrow My First NFL Check ... I'm Getting a Personal Chef!!!

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Joe Burrow is looking to follow LeBron James' lead when he starts making that NFL money ... telling TMZ Sports he's gonna hire a personal chef to keep him in shape!!

Of course, the Lakers superstar reportedly spends a whopping $1.5 million a year to maintain peak physical shape -- including trainers, massage therapists and a chef.

Other huge names like Conor McGregor have taken notice and followed suit ... electing to invest in his body rather than spending dough on cars and jewelry (though let's get serious, he'll be able to afford that too).

We spoke with the champ at the Fanatics Super Bowl party in Miami on Saturday ... and he tells us he's already on the hunt for whoever can whip him up the best steak!!

Burrow says he's not a picky eater, so whoever wins the gig won't have too hard of a time.

"I'm a healthy eater, so whatever he or she can make that tastes good and keeps me shredded," the Heisman Trophy winner tells us.

As for how he likes his steak?? Medium rare with a side of asparagus or lobster mac ... with NO A1 sauce.

Once again, MEDIUM RARE BECAUSE THAT'S THE CORRECT ANSWER.

Smart kid.

Jennifer Lopez Post-Super Bowl Yacht Party ... 'Best Halftime Show Ever'

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Jennifer Lopez celebrated her epic Super Bowl Halftime Show with Shakira ... by boarding a yacht and conducting an informal poll -- was that the best ever??? Oh, and there was cake.

J Lo was hanging out Sunday night on JR and Loren Ridinger's yacht after the triumphant performance she and Shakira pulled off earlier in the evening. She quickly acknowledged what lots of other people were already saying ... that it might've been the G.O.A.T. of halftimes.

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She's quick to point out that's what other people said -- not her necessarily -- and most everyone else around her backed her on that point. Yeah, we know ... they're a bit biased.

Jenny also got serious, talking about what it meant for 2 powerful Latina women to get up there on such a big platform.

With A-Rod right behind her -- and a ton of other celebs like Jamie Foxx, Fat Joe and others nearby -- Jennifer explained what the show meant to her, to moms and to her kids. Watch ... this clearly meant more to her than just another gig.

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BTW, Jen was also flanked by a spectacularly designed cake by Divine Delicacies. We're told it was a multi-layered rum/tres leches pastry, with each tier repping an outfit from her show.

In case you forgot, there were several costume changes onstage. So, this was a fatty.

Beyonce Popeyes Getting in Formation!!! Very Familiar Fashion Line

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Beyonce might want a word with Popeyes honchos -- not about their chicken sandwich, but about their new fashion line. Yes, that's a real thing, and yes ... it looks like a total Bey copy.

The fast-food chicken chain just unveiled new employee uniforms, which are surprisingly chic ... and very much look like Queen Bey's new Adidas x Ivy Park activewear collection.

Take a look ... the resemblance is uncanny, from the maroon and orange color scheme to the casual and comfortable clothing options.

Popeyes says ... "Nothing new here. Just the uniforms we wear every day." It also includes a link to its online store, where fans can buy the items from its fashionable uniform lineup ... which includes the tagline, "That Look From Popeyes."

As for which came first -- the chicken or the Bey? Well, they might go hand in hand. Beyonce DID choose Popeyes colors for the new Ivy Park designs, after all. But, then again, Popeyes sure seems to have swiped her style.

Next step for the chicken joint -- ship a bunch of free gear to celebrities!!! Worked for Bey, but then again ... everything does.

Vin Diesel Fast & Furious Raging in Miami ... Cake Throwing w/ Aoki!!!

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Vin Diesel caught Super Bowl fever early ... the guy's already in the Sunshine State and raging with none other than the great Steve Aoki. Any guesses on what they did on stage???

The "Fast & Furious" star was partying Friday night at Miami mogul David Grutman's STORY nightclub, where SA was booked to perform. Well, sure enough ... Vin got in on the festivities without hesitation. He was dancing his face off from behind the DJ booth.

Trust us though ... that doesn't quite take the cake.

VIN actually took the cake from Steve ... who's known for his birthday cake toss into the crowd. Naturally, VD was down to give a throw himself. Looks like he's done this before.

Joaquin Phoenix Visits Pigs En Route to Slaughterhouse ... After Winning SAG Award

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Joaquin Phoenix passed on the SAG Awards after-parties, and instead headed to a slaughterhouse ... where he comforted trucks full of pigs headed to their final demise.

Joaquin made the surprise appearance Sunday night not long after winning Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a leading role for "Joker." He made the drive from the Shrine Auditorium to the Farmer John Packing Co. ... less than 5 miles away in L.A.

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There, Joaquin joined dozens of protesters who congregate there twice a week. They call their demonstrations pig vigils. They've been happening every Wednesday and Sunday night since at least 2017.

Reportedly, the trailers stop for 2 minutes -- with Farmer John's blessing -- so activists can comfort the pigs and give them water. More than 7,000 pigs are butchered every day inside Farmer John.

Mark Wahlberg Dial 911, Dr. Oz ... You Don't Want This Push-Up Smoke!!!

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Someone's leaving in an ambulance, and Mark Wahlberg is positive it'll be Dr. Oz ... IF the good doc follows through with his push-up challenge ... to settle the great breakfast debate once and for all.

It all started out kinda funny, but Mark's no longer laughing, saying to Oz, "We got beef now. You don't want this smoke" -- making it clear he's down for whatever physical competition Oz wants.

You'll recall ... Oz threw down the gauntlet earlier this week when he told us he'd crush Marky Mark in a one-legged push-up contest ... all because Mark disagreed with Oz's controversial break-xit remark -- that we should do away with breakfast altogether!!

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Careful what you ask for, Oz, 'cause Mark's dead serious -- "You could do your little 20 push-ups with one leg, your assisted pull-up. I'm telling you you'll need a defibrillator when I'm done with you!"

Dr. Oz to Mark Wahlberg Let's End Breakfast Debate With 1-Legged Push-Up Challenge!!!

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Dr. Oz is throwing down the gauntlet like we've never seen anyone do before -- daring to challenge shredded Mark Wahlberg to a physical fitness competition!!!

The so-called "BreakXit" controversy Dr. Oz started is NOT dying down ... and Monday in NYC he was prepared to go all-out to defend his belief it's time to cancel breakfast.

As you know, we got Mark out this weekend and he shot down the good Doc's theory. Turns out, Oz is taking that personally. He told us, he's reached out to Wahlberg for a sit down to come to some agreement about skipping breakfast.

And, get this ... he's also down for more than just talk the talk. Oz is challenging Wahlberg to a one-legged push-up contest -- and seems supremely confident he can beat the muscle-bound celeb without breakin' a sweat ... especially if Mark's got a bellyful o' breakfast.