Coronavirus Survival Mode for L.A.'s Homeless ... Means More Grocery Store Thefts


While millions in Los Angeles try to adapt to "safer at home" restrictions, the city is seeing an uptick in thefts -- specifically homeless people trying to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

Several grocery store employees around L.A. tell us they're having a bigger problem than usual with homeless people stealing food. The general belief is with L.A. residents hunkered down at home, the homeless can no longer panhandle for money -- so, they're shoplifting out of desperation to eat.

We're told some Hollywood-area grocery chains have added extra security in an effort to thwart more thefts, and some LAPD officers have given store managers their direct lines to report major issues.

Our sources say the perps are mostly taking fresh produce because that section tends to be closer to the entry and exit ways.

While grocery stores are remaining open as an "essential business" ... we're told most are allowing 50 households in when the store first opens, and then an additional 25 households every 10 mins afterward.

Our sources say the food markets have been able to keep items mostly stocked, but as long lines continue to form, the challenges -- including loss prevention -- aren't going away anytime soon.

We broke the story ... cops in L.A. and NYC have also been instructed to pay extra attention to non-essential stores that are now empty to combat burglaries.

Cleveland Browns Owners Donate $1.5 Million ... To Fight Coronavirus

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Jimmy and Dee Haslam -- the owners of the Cleveland Browns -- are joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic ... by pledging $1.5 MILLION to help Ohioans in need.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire country ... and there have been 351 confirmed cases in Ohio -- with more people infected by the day.

The Haslams announced their contribution on Monday ... saying $1 million will go to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund ... with the remaining $500k going to the Columbus Foundation's Emergency Response Fund.

"We are humbled by the tremendous work of people around the world in their efforts to help those impacted by COVID-19 and we wanted to try to positively impact those affected in our own communities of Cleveland and Columbus," the Haslams said in a statement.

"We are grateful for the individuals who are putting others before themselves and for the sacrifices they are making."

The Haslams join Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield ... who pledged $50k to the local food bank in Cleveland last week.

Kim Kardashian's KKW Beauty Halts Shipping Over Coronavirus ... Still Taking Orders Though

Kim Kardashian's beauty line is putting a pause on its operations because of the coronavirus -- telling customers their orders won't show up on their doorstep anytime soon.

KKW Beauty made the announcement Monday, saying because of statewide health orders being imposed in California ... they're temporarily closing the company's fulfillment center, where they ship out products. That means they can't guarantee any delivery dates at this time.

The company does say that as soon as shipping is allowed to resume, any customers' order in limbo at the moment will receive top priority. And, for anyone who doesn't wanna wait that long, KKW Beauty says it'll let folks cancel unshipped orders at any time for a full refund.

The only catch is your order has to have been placed on or after March 16, 2020 -- when most nationwide coronavirus policies started to take effect -- in order to be eligible for the refund.

KKW Beauty says it'll continue to keep its customers and fans updated on all its social media feeds, and will push forward with beauty tips and other content in the meantime.

Instagram Models Coronavirus Is Terrible For Business ... We're All Alone Out Here!!!


Hundreds of thousands of folks are outta work due to the coronavirus pandemic ... and even smoking hot girls who get paid for social media posts are feeling the pinch.

Abigail Ratchford, who has a legion of 9 million Instagram followers, tells TMZ ... her IG sales are grinding to a halt amid the outbreak, which is alarming considering she's used to making around $500,000 a year from sponsored IG posts endorsing products, paid shoutouts and merchandise.

AR says she still has monthly deals that require her to post and keep some cash flowing in, but she's gotta get creative to produce content because she can't call on makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers due to Cali's "Safer at Home" order. Now, she's a one-woman band.

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There is a sliver of hope for the self-proclaimed "Queen of Curves" ... Abigail says other IG models are paying her for shoutouts to drive traffic to their pages, and it could continue because it's harder than ever to bring in new followers.

The outlook is much worse for Ella Rose and her 811,000 IG followers. Ella, who is Julian Edelman's baby mama, tells us she hasn't had any new ad inquiries since last week, and she's used to getting a few daily pitches from companies asking to pay her for tagged posts.

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Ella says she had 2 shoots scheduled this week, but the photographers both canceled. Now, she's using a timer to shoot her own content.

Another IG model with over 2 million followers tells TMZ ... a lot of her prepaid posts are being put on ice, because some of the products were from China and the companies are worried about backlash and insensitivity surrounding COVID-19.

What's more, she says a lot of her long-term contracts are ending in the next couple weeks, and companies want to wait until April to renegotiate.

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Desiree Schlotz, who has 423K IG followers, tells TMZ ... things are pretty tough right now, and it's hard to get content when you're limited to only shooting inside your house, though it's forcing her to be more creative and think outside the box.

Desiree says she's had brands back out of working with her because of the sensitive nature of the coronavirus climate, and other people are delaying payments or scrapping plans for paid posts because everyone is losing work.

Bottom line ... pretty much every Instagram model is as worried about the future as the typical American worker. Tough times, indeed.

Future's Alleged Baby Mama You've Got 7 Baby Mamas What's So Private About Yo Sex Life?!?


Future's alleged baby mama is bringing receipts in the lawsuit the rapper brought against her ... calling his invasion of privacy suit laughable 'cause his tea's been spilled PLENTY of times.

Eliza Seraphin filed legal docs and laid out bullet point after bullet point why she thinks Future's lawsuit should be dismissed. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Eliza says Future's argument -- that had he known Eliza would kiss and tell he would have never slept with her -- is BS.

She says, for starters, if Future didn't wanna get caught up in a paternity case he should have wrapped it up. But, he didn't ... triggering his SEVENTH case of baby mama drama.

And, speaking of baby mama drama ... Eliza claims Future can't call airing his dirty laundry through a paternity case invasion of privacy because his sexual relations with a bunch of other women with whom he's fathered kids with "are all documented and widely reported on the internet and discussed on social media. It is unknown why he would think this one would be any different." Boom.

Eliza wasn't done yet. She also said if Future didn't want her talking about their sex life, he should have just taken a paternity test. She says a hookup that results in the birth of a child is not a private matter when the mother's "had to resort to the court system because the child's father refuses to acknowledge paternity."

According to docs, Future complains about Eliza's allegations that he's the biological father of her 11-month old daughter but, she says, "it should be noted that while [Future] has not admitted to being the child's father, he has not actually denied it either."

Problem for Eliza is ... her motion was TOO LONG cause the judge denied it on a technicality ... turns out her motion exceeded the page limit. But, she can try to refile a shorter version or ask for a page-limit extension down the road.

Her paternity case, however, remains a contentious issue.

Coronavirus Costco tells Customers ... Don't Even Think About Returning TP!!!

Costco is unsympathetic to all the folks who stocked up on toilet paper like they were never gonna get another sheet ... because the superstore has made it clear -- NO REFUNDS!!!

This sign was plastered on the wall of the Costco in Pentagon City outside Washington, D.C.  Now that people have settled in, it seems they're realizing they have waaaaaay too much toilet paper, hand sanitizer, wipes and Lysol, and apparently some are trying to return it for cash.

You gotta be a little sympathetic ... lots of people got laid off after they hoarded these items, so money is a huge issue.

Also on the no-return list -- Water and Rice.

Coronavirus Puppy Adoptions Booming ... But Rescue Orgs Out of Cash

Lots of folks coping with the coronavirus scare have done a really good thing ... adopt a pet that needs a home for companionship and love, but the doors to many adoption agencies are closing.

Paw Works has been in overdrive over the last week ... check out some of the beneficiaries, like Wilbur, Saroo, Guddu, Sapphire and Granite -- 32 in all.

Here's the problem ... Paw Works and other animal rescue orgs are out of cash. From Paw Works ... "As of today, our Adoption Centers are closed until further notice ... Currently, there is nothing in place with the government to assist us with the rents and utilities that we pay as we do not fall into any of the categories."

They add, "In addition, the tax benefits allotted to businesses do not help us now or in the future. Closing all non-essential business puts us in jeopardy of future financial hardships, up to permanent closure."

Paw Works needs to raise $6,700 to cover April rent for its 3 locations. A tall order given what's going on. The org has saved more than 5,500 dogs and cats.

It's open today, so get 'em while you can!

Hendrix, Page, Clapton Guitars of Rock Gods ... Hit Auction Block!!!

This will definitely make ya wanna kiss the sky -- a bunch of guitars played or owned by some of rock's biggest legends are up for auction.

The folks over at Gotta Have Rock and Roll are auctioning off a slew of famous guitars played and/or owned by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards, among others.

Hendrix's 1967 electric guild Starfire V cherry guitar, leftie of course, is the priciest ... with a starting minimum bid of $250,000. It's expected to fetch upwards of $400k, and was used by Hendrix in May 1968 when he and Frank Zappa played an impromptu concert ... at a bar after a festival rainout

The guitar's in mint condition and the auctioneers have documentation of authenticity and a pic of Jimi shredding with it.

There's also Jimmy Page's burgundy Fender Stratocaster, which is expected to fetch around $150k. He used the guitar for several gigs when he stayed in Nevada in late May/early June 1991. Legend has it ... Jimmy strolled into a venue and a guitarist from a band performing there introduced himself. Jimmy ended up jamming with them several times.

Duane Alman's Fender Coronado II guitar is also expected to rack up $150k ...  Keith Richards' Gibson Flying V might go for about $125k ... while Eric Clapton's custom-made Taylor Sunburst guitar could nab $40k.

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Mike Tyson I'm a Cameo ThuperThtar!!! ... $20k In Bookings!!!


Mike Tyson is CRUSHING the personalized video business -- he just signed on with Cameo and we're told he locked up $20,000 in bookings in the first 6 hours!!!

FYI, Cameo is a service where people can pay to have their favorite celebs make a custom short video for a fee. Everyone from Bethenny Frankel to Dwight Howard, to Brett Favre and Mark McGrath, have done it. It's fun!

We're told 53-year-old Mike joined up with the Cameo crew on Monday where he's offering up vids for $300-a-pop ... and the demand was MASSIVE!

Want Mike to sing Happy Birthday to your mom? He can do that! Want Mike to congratulate your nephew on his Bar Mitzvah? Done! Want Mike to quote lines from "The Hangover?" He'll probably do that too!

Reps from Cameo tell us only a handful of stars have generated the kind of interest Tyson is receiving -- noting Sarah Jessica Parker raked in $50k over 2 days for a charity fundraiser in 2019.

Cameo also claims overall bookings are up 30% this week -- likely due to the mass-quarantine situation that has many people stuck at home looking for ways to stay entertained.

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