Chris Martin allegedly hit a photog with his jeep as he left a fancy Santa Monica restaurant, but there's something really odd about this one.
Chris and Gwyneth Paltrow went to Giorgio Baldi Restaurant with their 2 kids and all was fine, but on the way out a photog runs up to take their photo and says he was struck by their jeep. An ambulance was called and the pap was taken to the hospital.
Here's the weird thing. The photog who took pics of the accident was standing across the street. It's unclear why a cameraman would be so far away, because there was a clear shot of the family from the restaurant side ... right on the sidewalk. In fact, 3 other photogs were perched right there.
We've never seen a photog take pics from across that street ... so, as we said, it's weird he's the one who got shots of the accident. Also, he and the guy who allegedly got hit have worked together.
And as the injured photog is taken away on a stretcher, he's looking directly into the camera.
I'm Entering WWE Hall of Fame, Baby
25 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Arnold Schwarzenegger is going into the Hall of Fame ... not for acting or bodybuilding ... the former governor is being inducted for his contributions to wrestling.
TMZ has learned Arnold will be the next inductee WWE announces for their HoF's celeb wing -- featuring the likes of Mike Tyson, Pete Rose and Donald Trump.
Schwarzenegger is a long time wrestling fan whose appeared at many Monday Night RAW and Smackdown events. He also inducted legendary wrestler Bruno Sammartino into the Hall in 2013.
As we previously reported ... "Macho Man" Randy Savage will also be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 31 weekend.
Haven't You Heard
I'm Really Big in Japan
1/26/2015 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Johnny Depp put hundreds of screaming mustached women on their knees ... just by showing up.
No, it's not a kinky Hollywood sex party ... hundreds of excited Japanese fans greeted Depp and fiancee Amber Heard at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo Monday morning after arriving in town to promote his latest film, "Mortdecai."
The screaming fans let him know how glad they were to see him by sporting the same mustache he dons in the film ... but turns out they were just as pumped for him as they were for Heard.
The two did their duty by signing a few autographs, leaving dozens in happy tears.
Check out the trailer ... maybe they should save a few for the movie.
To Complete Community Service
1/26/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan is scrambling to finish her community service by Wednesday ... because jail is on the line.
We're told Lindsay went to the Community Service Volunteers in London Friday and Saturday, and her plan was to go Sunday ... and Monday and Tuesday. She's been delinquent 15 days and MUST finish them by court Wednesday morning. She says she'll get it done.
As TMZ reported ... Lindsay was supposed to do 30 days community service by November 6 but only finished half. The judge cut her a break and ordered her to finish by Wednesday. Lindsay has lots of excuses for not finishing up to now. CSV was closed for 2 weeks, she was in Bora Bora, and on and on.
And we reported she was in the hospital last week ... she told her people she contracted Chikungunya in Bora Bora, but even some of them think she checked herself in just to create an excuse.
She's now acting like she'll log in the necessary hours, but stay tuned. She has a rich history of violating probation. And she'll face a new judge Wednesday and it's likely if she's delinquent the prosecutor will recommend jail.
Lindsay is on probation for her 2012 reckless driving case when she slammed into an 18-wheeler.
Give her this ... she's reliable.
Mannin' Up to Drop Off Karrueche ...
Guilt Trip or Nice Guy?
1/26/2015 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown was caught at LAX doing the deed with Karrueche Tran ... being a good boyfriend, that is.
You know it's true love in L.A. when someone goes through the hassle of dropping you off at the airport -- that, or your spirit's been completely broken. Or you're making up for something. Whatever the reason ... Brown did his duty giving KT the kiss and fly on Sunday.
This is huge, when you consider he could have just sprung for an Uber -- but she still lugged her own bags. He's good ... just not THAT good.
The Pap Suing Me is Lame
Play With Fire ... Get Burned!
1/26/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If you stand in front of a moving car, you're gonna get hit -- which is Justin Bieber's defense in a lawsuit filed by a photog he mowed down.
Bieber was sued last year by Walter Lee, who claims Biebs struck him in 2013 as he left a comedy club on Sunset Boulevard.
Bieber claims Lee deliberately stood in front of the moving vehicle so TS.
Bieber also doubts Lee was actually hurt. As TMZ first reported, despite claiming serious injuries Lee filmed Bieber just a few days after filing his lawsuit.
Bieber wants the case tossed out and if the judge wants to award him court costs, that would be swell.
Busted for DUI
Twice the Legal Limit!
1/26/2015 5:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jasmine Tridevil -- aka the woman who went around claiming she had three boobs -- was busted early Monday morning for suspicion of DUI, but her BAC wasn't three times the legal limit ... JUST TWO!
Tridevil (real name Alicia Hessler) was popped by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department in Tampa, FL at 3:47 AM. She was booked into the Orient Road Jail a short time later. The strip search must have been awfully interesting.
According to the booking info, Hessler's blood alcohol content was .180 and .178 in two tests ... each more than twice the legal limit in Florida.
She is currently still in custody and being held on $500 bail.
Tridevil made the rounds last September when she went around claiming to have a third breast. To the surprise of no one ... she turned out to be a fake.
Dermot Mulroney's Wife
Ditches Maiden Name ...
But Still Not Taking His
1/26/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dermot Mulroney's wife desperately wants to go French -- even though her husband is Irish-American -- and she's filing legal papers to do it.
The "My Best Friend's Wedding" star has been married to Tharita Cutulle since 2008, but she's never changed her name. According to docs, she's finally ready to drop her unique name and switch -- not to Mulroney ... but to Prima Apollinaare.
As for why she's going from sounding like the scientific name for a fish ... to a fancy pasta? Maybe she's a theater buff. Guillaume Apollinaire was a famous French poet and playwright in the early 1900s.
Or maybe she digs Apollonia from "Purple Rain." 'Memba her?
'Toy Story' Child Star
No Playin' ...
1/26/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
According to her contract ... Emily put in one day of work for the made-for-TV short, "Toy Story That Time Forgot" -- and she put away $1,500 for the gig.
Hahn's made the most of her debut as Bonnie in "Toy Story 3." Since then she's scored 4 more jobs -- "Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation", "Toy Story Toons: Small Fry", "Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex", and "Toy Story of Terror".
In other news...
This musician knows A LOT about Taylor Swift, but he's promised he'll never open his mouth!
Red Skull in
1/26/2015 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Paulin played the freaky looking fascist villain Red Skull -- opposite Matt Salinger as Captain America -- in the 1990 version of the Marvel movie "Captain America." Guess what he looks like now!
Kid and Playing Around ...
With 'House Party' Cast
1/25/2015 1:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alicia Keys ain't gonna hurt nobody on her birthday this year ... 'cause she partied with the cast of "House Party" -- and based on this video, they haven't lost a step.
Keys' husband Swizz Beatz threw the singer a jammy jam Saturday night straight out of the movie's sequel ... and booked Kid 'n Play to perform alongside costars Tisha Campbell and AJ Johnson.
Other celebs showed as well ... LaLa, Carmelo Anthony and Gayle King ... AJ Johnson says it was the first time the movie's cast has reunited since the premiere.
For those of you who haven't seen "House Party" ... watch this clip and feel ashamed.
In other news...
Renee Zellweger was spotted outside of a Santa Monica Starbucks without a stitch of makeup on looking gorgeous!
I'm Not Signing that Pic ...
That's Kim's OTHER Wedding!
1/25/2015 12:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West had a sweet moment when he arrived in D.C. Sunday ... a fan wanted him to sign a pic of his bride on their wedding day ... problem is, the guy had the wrong groom!
Kanye and Kim were making their way to their limo when the autograph hound extended his arm, photo in hand. Turns out it was from wedding #2, when Kim married Kris Humphries.
You would think Kanye would have blanched, but this is the new, improved, hyper-social Kanye West!
Check it out ... it's hilarious.
Reunites With Daughter
After 5 Bitter Years
1/25/2015 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Courtney Love reunited with her daughter Frances Bean Cobain ... apparently closing the book on a feud that's been raging for years.
Love and Bean hugged it out Saturday at the Sundance premiere of "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" ... the first time they've been seen together in more than 5 years.
Remember, Courtney lost legal control over then 17 year-old Frances in 2009. In 2012, Love accused ex Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl of hitting on Bean.
The 22 year-old blasted her mom over the allegation ... urging Twitter to ban her mom from the site.
Nothing is forever ... and that can be a good thing.