That was fast ... Jeff Beacher's lawsuit against "Pit Boss" Shorty Rossi is SETTLED ... thanks to TMZ.
As we reported, Beacher just sued Rossi -- who used to work at Beacher's Madhouse -- claiming Rossi essentially stole valuable Beacher-themed website domain names after the two parted ways ... domain names like jeffbeacher.com and beachersmadhouse.net.
Rossi called in to "TMZ Live" today and said even if he won the lawsuit, he had no interest in squeezing Beacher for money in return for the domain names.
So we asked Rossi ... if Beacher apologized to him, would he drop the suit and fork over the domain names? Rossi said he would.
So then we called Beacher, and he played ball, saying, "Since we are both little people impresarios, it does us both no good to fight over anything, and only hurts the community of little people that we live in. Shorty, I apologize for suing you. Let's just work this out and move forward as friends again."
Shorty tells us he accepts Beacher's apology and will transfer the domains ASAP. He added, "After reading the apology, I had to pick myself off the floor. Apparently hippos do fly."
Now give us something hard ... maybe North Korea?
Laughing & Smiling
Minutes Before Fatal Crash [PHOTOS]
12/10/2013 12:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker was in a great mood just moments before his fatal Porsche accident -- laughing and smiling in the passenger seat of the car that killed him.
The photos were shot as Paul and driver Roger Rodas were leaving the Santa Clarita charity car show that Walker had organized.
It's a jarring look into the final moments of the actor's life -- especially the juxtaposition of the gleaming red sports car ... and the fiery wreck it became just minutes later.
Now Serving Rock & Roll...
With A Slice of Pepperoni
12/10/2013 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Foo Fighters just had a CRAZY blowout jam session in Moorpark, CA ... at a pizza joint!
Dave Grohl and FF showed up last night -- unannounced -- at the appropriately named Redballs Rock & Roll Pizza ... surprising 200 serious eaters who paid 10 bucks apiece for the Chevy Metal Christmas Dance Party.
Chevy Metal's a band featuring Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The Foo Fighters and Chevy Metal joined forces on stage for more than 2 hours ... while the audience gorged themselves into a stupor.
This is the first gig for the Fighters in months ... the rehearsals have been downright bloody. (see pic below). They're playing two gigs this week in Mexico City ... where they're Numero Uno.
A Lot Of Pregnancy Questions
12/9/2013 4:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Check out the pics above ... and then the Clooney pic from early last month.
So we gotta ask ...
Seacrest's New Chick
Bikini Modeling Debut
ON A FREEZING BEACH
12/10/2013 11:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ryan Seacrest's new lady Shayna Taylor nearly FROZE TO DEATH during her first big modeling shoot yesterday -- stripping down to a tiny bikini on an L.A. beach in the middle of the winter -- but even though it was cold outside, the photo shoot was hot as hell.
As we reported, the 23-year-old smokeshow just signed with a huge modeling agency thanks to the publicity she's gotten from allegedly dating the "American Idol" host.
Check the video ... she's a natch ... but she still needs a little coaching from the photographer.
FYI, it was roughly 45 degrees in L.A. yesterday by the water ... which is like -76 degrees for Angelenos.
BOY BAND REUNITING
And We Have Diddy's Blessing
12/10/2013 10:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Day 26 -- the boy band masterminded by Sean "Diddy" Combs on MTV's "Making the Band 4" -- IS TOTALLY REUNITING FOR A NEW TOUR ... TMZ has learned.
A rep for Day 26 tells us ... the band, which was handpicked by Diddy on the 2007 show, is planning a 30-city tour starting in the Spring of 2014 ... and it's gonna include ALL of the original members.
Back in the day, D26 produced 2 albums before trouble began. Qwanell "Que" Mosley was kicked out of the group in 2009 because of disagreements with management.
The whole band broke up in the summer of 2012 ... and there've been rumors of a reunion ever since. It wasn't until Que climbed on board that it became a reality.
As for Diddy ... we're told he's NOT part of the resurrected band ... but he's already given the boys his blessing.
Chris Brown/Frank Ocean Brawl
Frank's Ass Was About to Be Beaten
12/10/2013 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Ocean's cousin has a simple confession -- he did indeed go on the attack against Chris Brown and his entourage at a recording studio back in January ... but he did it to protect his flesh and blood.
The cousin -- Sha'keir Duarte -- is embroiled in a lawsuit with Brown, with each suing the other over the fight.
In new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Durate confesses he used force, but insists it was reasonable and necessary in defense of himself and Frank. Duarte says a guy named Hood -- allegedly part of Brown's posse -- was on the attack and had to be stopped.
Duarte is suing Brown for more than $3 mil.
Hangs w/ Ultimate Lohan Enemy
... The Firecrotch Guy!!
12/10/2013 8:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton has reawakened one of her strongest anti-Lohan alliances -- her friendship with Brandon Davis -- AKA the guy behind the legendary "Lindsay Lohan Is a Firecrotch" attack!!!
Paris and Brandon were spotted together at the Jay Z concert in L.A. last night ... and we're guessing the timing of the public reconnection is no coincidence, since Paris is back at war with Lindsay.
Of course, Davis (grandson of oil baron Marvin Davis) annihilated Lohan back in 2006 ... going on one of the most epic street rants of all time ... ripping her for her body odor, the color of her genitals ... and her financial situation.
Paris was by Brandon's side during the rant, cackling the entire time.
Wonder what he would say about Lindsay this time around?
In other news...
Dwayne Wade is one lucky man if this is what he gets to look at all the time!
Check out Gabrielle's amazing, 40-year-old bikini body!
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Family Claims Remains
from Coroner's Office
12/10/2013 7:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker's remains were finally removed from the L.A. County Coroner's Office yesterday ... and transported to a local mortuary, TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us ... Paul's remains are now in the hands of Paul's family -- which will decide how and when the actor will be laid to rest.
Paul died on November 30 after the Porsche Carrera GT he was riding in crashed into a tree and a pole in Santa Clarita, CA and exploded into flames.
Paul was 40.
Lindsay's New Trouble
Over Barron Hilton Punch
12/9/2013 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Nelson Mandela Shout Out:
If Y'all Got a Dream, Chase That Muthaf***er Down
12/10/2013 7:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jay Z performed a show-stopping tribute to Nelson Mandela in L.A. -- and if it sounds familiar ... that's because he laid down the same exact tribute to Trayvon Martin months ago.
During the intro to his hit, "Young Forever" ... Jay told the Staples Center crowd last night, "We wanna dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela."
Look, it's not like the song is NOT appropriate for Mandela -- but is the sentiment cheapened if it's a rerun?
CHECKS INTO Rehab
12/10/2013 6:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Adam Shankman -- the guy who directed "Hairspray" and several eps of "Glee" -- has reportedly checked into rehab.
Shankman's rep told US Weekly ... "Adam Shankman is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center. His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery."
The rep did not say WHY the 49-year-old is in rehab.
Seems Shankman is following his friend Zac Efron's lead -- as we previously reported, Zac sought treatment TWICE earlier this year for cocaine.
Shankman was also tight with "Glee" star Cory Monteith ... who died back in July after struggling with substance abuse.
Goes Radio Silent
With Police Investigating Attack
12/10/2013 4:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Barron Hilton has logged on to zipit.com ... refusing to get back to police officers investigating the beatdown he caught at the hands of Lindsay Lohan's pal -- and it's preventing them from making an arrest ... TMZ has learned.
As TMZ first reported ... Miami Beach PD are looking to arrest the puncher -- LiLo's friend Ray LeMoine -- however ... law enforcement sources now tell us they haven't heard back from Paris Hilton's little bro.
We're told police need to speak with him to button up the investigation -- but Barron has fallen off the radar since initially speaking to cops on Friday morning, right after the attack.
As we told you ... multiple sources confirm there was a ton of drugs, including cocaine, inside the party.
We got Barron's folks, Rick and Kathy Hilton, out last night ... and Rick said he believes LeMoine nailed his son with brass knuckles.
As for LeMoine, he went on an online rant, claiming Barron started the fight by pushing him ... then claiming BH would not have been cut except for his "stupid glasses." He also calls Barron "Conrad Hilton's spoiled sperm experiment," and says when the confrontation began, Barron proclaimed, "Do you know who my sisters are?"
Stay tuned ...