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.
Nelson Mandela Shout Out:
If Y'all Got a Dream, Chase That Muthaf***er Down
40 minutes ago 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.
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 ...
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 ...
Booted From Beatdown Party
Renter Says 'It Was Her Fault'
12/10/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Barron Hilton's bloody beatdown led to Lindsay Lohan getting kicked out of the South Florida mansion where they were partying ... according to a witness -- and TMZ has video of LiLo trying to re-enter the property.
In the video ... Lindsay's at the driveway gate of the home trying to get back inside, but the guard doesn't budge. Lohan's bodyguard then says, "Your brother's still there" ... referring to Michael Lohan Jr., who was also raging that night/morning.
One of the people renting the Star Island pad tells us Linds got booted because she freaked out and begged her pal Ray LeMoine to throw Barron out of the party. We're told her demand is what led to Ray punching Paris' kid bro.
The renter says it was unclear what sparked Lohan's grudge -- but Barron has said Lindsay accused him of talking trash.
Lindsay is adamant she wasn't kicked out, and only left because of rampant drug and alcohol use.
A few hours after Lindsay left, Barron was still chilling at the mansion ... face battered, and waiting to talk to police.
Secret Weapon In Demi Lovato's Addiction Battle
12/10/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Selena Gomez went to rehab ... but NOT for herself.
Selena showed up to provide moral support for her good friend, Demi Lovato ... who has successfully been fighting her addictions for two years.
Demi -- who actually lived in a sober living home for more than a year -- showed up to speak to a recovery group ... something she rarely does, and Selena came along for the ride to support her.
We're told ... Demi spoke to the group for an hour ... telling a pretty inspiring personal survival story.
The "X Factor" judge has publicly acknowledged struggling with anorexia, bulimia and cutting ... stories she recalled in vivid detail. Demi went on to say she wanted to surround herself with positive influences, which is why she chose to live in the facility for an extended period and why she values Selena as a friend.
Props to Selena ... and Demi.
I Got a Ton of Green for Sale
12/10/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Willie Nelson is unloading a few million dollars worth of green, he's got 20 foot high trees to help sweeten the pot -- and this is NOT about marijuana.
TMZ has learned Willie's golf course in Spicewood, Texas called Cut & Putt just went up for sale ... and he's asking for $3 mil.
The 75 acre property has a 9-hole course, a country club and a recording studio. The listing also boasts trees (non-cannabis variety) ranging from 20-40 feet tall.
No word on how fertile the soil is, but c'mon ... it's Willie's.
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Paul Walker Wanted
To Help My Son Prevent Street Racing
12/10/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker knew damn well how dangerous it is to race high-performance cars on the road ... because he was about to join the fight to stop illegal street racing ... this according to Hulk Hogan's ex-wife.
Linda Hogan was in Thousand Oaks, CA last week when she told us Paul and her son, Nick Hogan, bonded over their love of race cars ... and says they had big plans.
After Nick's infamous street racing accident in 2007, he started a charity called "Keep it On the Track" -- and Linda says Paul was going to team up with Nick to spread the word about keeping high-performance race cars ON designated race tracks, and OFF streets.
Paul and Nick also had something fun in the works -- watch the clip, Linda says it was all about "their toys."
Lindsay's New Trouble
Over Barron Hilton Punch
12/9/2013 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jenny in "Love Story"
12/10/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ali MacGraw is best known for playing the love interest turned cancer patient Jenny -- opposite Ryan O'Neal -- in the tragic1970 romance "Love Story." Guess what she looks like now!
Jeff Beacher Sues
Shorty Rossi's Squatting on Me
12/9/2013 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
5:27 P.M. PT -- Rossi denies he ever stole any passwords ... and tells TMZ he bought the domain name legally from GoDaddy.com. "Simple as that." And, he says, if Beacher wants the domain name, he's welcome to buy it -- for 5K.
One of the biggest little people on TV -- "Pit Boss" star Shorty Rossi -- just got slapped with a lawsuit from a Hollywood bigwig who makes a living tossing little people around ... TMZ has learned.
Jeff Beacher -- the showman behind Beacher's Madhouse (at the Hollywood Roosevelt) -- is waging a full scale legal war against Shorty ... accusing the reality star of ripping off a bunch of website domain names.
In the lawsuit, Beacher says Rossi used to work for him in his theater, but when Shorty bolted he snatched up "jeffbeacher.com" ... dot org, and dot net -- as well as beachersmadhouse.net .. and other similar names.
And get this ... Beacher makes it sound like Rossi plotted the whole caper. In the docs, he says Rossi was "able to slip well under the radar" and steal passwords so he could gain access to accounts and change the ownership.
Perhaps Shorty wanted a little revenge for little people getting tossed through the air during Beacher's shows?
Anyhow, Beacher says he has a vested interest in getting back his property ... since he and Rossi "compete in the same small space, that being the employment of little people for profit."
JB wants his domains back AND damages. He values the names at ... $1 MILLION.
Now here are some of Beacher's current employees at work.
Paul Walker Death
Alleged Wreckage Thieves Charged with FELONY
12/9/2013 2:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The law has come down hard on the guys who allegedly pillaged the Paul Walker crash scene ... they've been charged with 3 crimes.
18-year-old Jameson Witty was caught on video stealing the T-top roof of the Porsche right off the tow truck ... and, as if that wasn't enough of a smoking gun ... he then bragged about the heist by posting pics of the stolen wreckage on Instagram.
The L.A. County District Attorney has just charged Witty and his alleged accomplice, Anthony Janow, with felony grand theft, along with 2 misdemeanors -- destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer.
If convicted, the 2 men face up to 4 years and 6 months behind bars.