First responders to the Paul Walker crash declared the actor dead almost immediately after arriving on the scene ... and TMZ has obtained audio of the call to dispatch.
According to the recording ... the first firefighters arrived less than 3 minutes after a 911 call alerted them to the crash -- and one of their first communications from the scene is "two fatalities" ... and "DOA."
The man on-scene also informs dispatch it's a "Code N" incident ... which means it's a newsworthy event that should be handled with care.
As we previously reported ... several of Paul's friends were on-scene and most likely told firefighters the actor was in the vehicle.
Listen to the audio ... it's clear firefighters had no doubt Paul and Roger Rodas died instantly.
J.Lo to Marc Anthony
You Can Have Your Name Back
... I'm Cool with Mine
12/6/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez only wants one thing out of her divorce from Marc Anthony -- which is still going more than 18 months later -- and that's ... her old name.
J.Lo just filed her legal response to Marc's petition, and according to the docs her legal name is still Jennifer Muniz ... which is Marc's real last name.
Marc and Jennifer's petitions are identical on custody issues -- both are asking for joint legal and physical custody of their twins -- but in her docs, J.Lo requests the court restore her former name -- Jennifer Lopez.
J & M got married in 2004, officially separated in 2011, and Marc filed for divorce in April, 2012.
So, why did J.Lo drag her feet on filing a response?
Life After Rehab
Enrolls In Fashion School
12/6/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes is wasting no time trying to rebuild her life after rehab ... and plans to hit the books at a private design school because she wants to become a fashion designer, TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Amanda tell us she's enrolled as a student at FIDM -- the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising -- registering under an alias for 2 classes at the Orange County campus.
As we reported ... Amanda was sprung from rehab in Malibu last week and released to her parents' care. She was being treated for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
We're told ... the people close to Amanda believe school will help ease her back into society by giving her some sort of structure for her life. She's taking a light class load -- by design -- and will be escorted to and from her classes.
We're also told ... the treatment that began in rehab will continue during the school year ... Amanda will juggle her classes with 4-times-a-week therapy sessions.
Paul Walker Death
Huge Car Rally Planned As Tribute
12/6/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker will be remembered by thousands of auto enthusiasts this weekend with a huge, noisy car rally ... but TMZ has learned law enforcement will be out in force ... gunning for any reckless drivers.
The car meet is scheduled to begin at noon on Hercules Street ... near the spot where Walker and Roger Rodas died in the fiery crash of their Porsche Carrera GT last weekend.
More than 20,000 people are expected to show up -- that's a lot of vehicles. City officials are urging locals to avoid the area altogether.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they'll be ready for trouble, too ... with a highly visible police presence to make sure the event goes off safely.
We're told ... anyone caught doing burnouts or driving recklessly will be cited ... and could have their car impounded on the spot.
Blaster for Sale
... In Epic Prop Auction
12/6/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Just ask Han Solo -- or any other intergalactic smuggler you know -- "hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side" ... and now you can own the one Harrison Ford used a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Profiles in History, the auction company from the SyFy show "Hollywood Treasure" ... is putting Han's piece on the auction block -- it's the one he used in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."
And it's not just "Star Wars" stuff collectors will be able to bid on, come Dec. 21. Other highlights include:
- a Hoverboard from "Back to the Future II"
- Michael Keaton's batsuit from "Batman"
- Screen used Wilson from "Castaway"
- a Golden ticket from "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory"
- LeVar Burton's cool visor glasses from the "Star Trek" flicks.
You're on notice, sci-fi lovers -- save up your galactic moon coins (yeah, we know nerd stuff)!
Paul Walker Death
Alleged Thieves of Charred Porsche Wreckage
12/5/2013 8:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Two sickos got busted today for allegedly stealing parts of the Porsche Paul Walker died in Saturday afternoon ... according to the Sheriff's Department.
The accused thieves allegedly made off with a T-top from the roof of the Porsche Carrera GT while it was being towed from the accident site to an impound yard late Saturday night.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department ... the two men snatched the part when the tow truck stopped at a red light -- however the truck driver saw them drive off, and helped detectives identify them.
We're told 18-year-old Jameson Witty was arrested today -- and his cohort, who is out of state, has been contacted and will surrender soon.
The T-top was recovered in Witty's home -- and, remarkably, he actually posted a pic of the loot on his Instagram and bragged, "Piece of Paul walkers car, took it off a tow truck at a stop light."
Alleged criminals are dumb.
Witty and his pal are expected to be booked for felony grand theft and tampering with evidence.
Bails on Grammy Nomination Concert
Blames 'Scheduling Conflict'
12/5/2013 4:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Drake has pulled himself out of tomorrow's big Grammy Nominations Concert in L.A., TMZ has learned ... and it's all because the guy claims he's got a last minute "scheduling conflict."
The show had been promoting the rapper as one of their big acts since October ... but a rep for Drake tells TMZ something came up, and now he won't be able to attend.
"Unfortunately, due to scheduling complications, Drake will no longer be performing ... [he's] currently in the middle of his nationwide 'Would You Like A Tour?' and sincerely apologizes to his fans that he can’t be there."
According Drake's website, he's not scheduled to perform anywhere on Dec. 6th ... though he does have a show the following day in Missouri.
So, why the sudden conflict? We asked the rep ... but didn't get an explanation.
Don't fear, Grammy fans ... Lorde, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have all been added to the lineup within the last 24 hours.
Wendy's Marijuana Burger
Gimme a Side of
Fries with That Blunt
12/5/2013 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
CHECK OUT MY SMOKIN' HOT ASS
... It's Bathing Suit Season
12/5/2013 3:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rehab does a body good ... at least for Lindsay Lohan, who strapped on a one-piece bathing suit and flaunted around her 27-year-old physique in Miami today.
It's the first time Lindsay's really shown off her body since leaving court-ordered rehab back in July, stemming from a reckless driving conviction.
Lilo is in south Florida for Art Basel ... which is a huge international art show -- described as the premiere showcase for Modern and contemporary works of art.
For the record, it's 78 in Miami today ... in December.
Dead at 95
12/5/2013 1:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former South African President Nelson Mandela -- famous for his fight to end the racist policy of apartheid -- died today at the age of 95.
Mandela's health had been in steep decline over the past few months -- he was hospitalized on June 8 for kidney and liver problems and had been on life support. Doctors also said he had a recurring lung infection.
The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, had said Mandela was "well looked after" and "comfortable" during his final days.
Mandela became an international figure during his 27 years in prison for conspiring to overthrow South Africa's government. He was released in 1990, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in '93.
In 1994 Mandela helped orchestrate South Africa's first multi-racial election -- and became the country's first Black president.
Over the years, Mandela's been portrayed by several major actors including Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover and Idris Elba.
He also made a cameo as a teacher in Spike Lee's 1992 flick "Malcolm X."
Fit to Walk the Dog
After Leaving Rehab
12/5/2013 1:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes is coherent and accepting compliments from the paparazzi again ... and sounds better than she has in more than a year.
Bynes took the family dogs for a walk with her parents today ... after she was sprung from a Malibu rehab facility earlier this week. She'd been getting treatment there for mental illness since September.
We asked Amanda all sorts of questions ... but there was only one topic she really wanted to discuss. Check out the video.
Worth noting: the dog Bynes almost torched in a driveway fire in July ... was not on the walk.
Jameis Winston's Friends
We Watched Her Perform Oral On Him
She Was 'More Than Willing'
12/5/2013 12:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One of the men who was with Jameis Winston on the night of the alleged rape told police he WITNESSED the accuser perform oral sex on the Florida State QB ... and she seemed "more than willing."
TMZ Sports obtained documents which show that Jameis' pal Chris Casher told police he went to Potbelly's bar with JW and another friend, Ron Darby, on the night of the alleged rape.
Casher says the accuser, a blonde woman, was not drunk when she left the bar with Jameis and when they got to his apartment, they went into JW's bedroom together.
Chris says, "Since the door was partially open, I looked through the opening and we could see her giving Jameis oral sex. They had only been in the room a few minutes before I witnessed her giving him oral sex."
"Jameis was facing the door with his hands on his hips while she was in front of him on her knees. I witnessed them both take each other's clothes off and lay on the bed."
"Jameis and the blonde female began having intercourse."
Chris says .. "as a joke" he busted into the room to embarrass Jameis ... but the woman shooed him out of the room, closed the door and turned off the lights for more privacy.
Chris says he and his other buddy Ron could hear the two having sex.
The woman eventually claimed Jameis raped her. The State Attorney eventually decided the claim could not be proved.
Paul Walker Death
Image in Burning Porsche Video is NOT Paul
12/5/2013 11:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker did NOT make a final desperate attempt to escape the burning wreckage -- and the image seen in video shot right after the crash is definitely NOT Paul ... TMZ has learned.
There had been rampant speculation and buzz on the Internet that a shadowy figure seen around 23 seconds into the video of the burning Porsche Carrera GT ... was Walker trying to get out of the vehicle, but sources connected to the investigation now say it just isn't so ... for several reasons.
First, the sources tell us that, based on photographs of the wreckage ... Paul's body was pinned in an area of the car that makes it clear he couldn't have been flailing outside the vehicle.
Also ...we're told that based on the injuries he suffered, Paul died within a nanosecond of impact, and therefore it's impossible for the image in the video to be him.
It's not clear how long after impact the video starts, but clearly more than a nanosecond.
As for what the image really is -- we're told law enforcement has watched the video, and based on evidence from the crash site ... it appears to be a part of the car's roof burning.