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Hands Off, Maria Shriver!

10/13/2009 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Maria Maria, cell phone cheatah! It appears Maria Shriver broke the law prohibiting driving under the influence of a cell phone -- a law her hubby supported and signed into law last year.



Kaleefornia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
apparently can't lay down the law in his own home. Maria was photographed twice driving her car while holding her cell phone -- most recently last Sunday in Los Angeles.

Had Shriver been busted, she would have owed the bankrupt state of California $20 plus fees for the first offense.... $50 plus fees for the second. BTW, we need every dime we can get.

We called the Guv's office and Maria's rep yesterday -- radio silence.


Arnold -- She Just Doesn't Listen!!!


Dear Gov. Schwarzenegger,

While you were Twittering a few minutes ago about the "swift action" coming to Maria, your scofflaw wife was at it again -- jawing away on a handheld cell phone while driving in Brentwood.

Maria Shriver: Click to watch
But it gets worse ... while Maria was illegally yappin' away (the third time she's been photographed doin' it) she saw our cameraman catching the illegal activity on tape -- and that's when she dropped the phone in an attempt to cover it up! The tape does not lie....

Arnold, the fines are bad enough -- but do you have any idea what your Verizon bill is gonna look like?

Arnold: My Wife's in Trouble Now!


Maria Shriver's in hot water....


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has finally caught wind of his wife's illegal -- and habitual -- cell phone antics ... and now he's finally gonna do something about it!

Ahnald just went on Twitter and dropped the following note to Harvey Levin:

"Thanks for bringing her violations to my attention. There's going to be swift action."

Those Democrats -- they never learn.... right Arnold?

Jon Gosselin Ordered to Return $180,000


Jon Gosselin has been ordered to return $180,000 in marital funds, which were removed in violation of an arbitrator's order.



According to Kate's lawyer, Mark Momjian, "The remaining sum of $55,000, which Ms. Gosselin used for household bills and expenses relating to the children, will be subject to further determination by the arbitrator at a later date."

Jon is required to repay the loot by October 26 -- the next hearing -- or appear before the judge for a contempt proceeding.

The judge also ordered Kate to provide an accounting of past expenses -- also due by Oct. 26.

Kate says, "As difficult as this has been for me, I am pleased that the Court has ruled fairly on behalf of myself and my children. Now that this matter has been ruled on, I look forward to returning to private arbitration, as we have agreed to do, to resolve any remaining issues."

Oprah in Texas -- Weiner Takes All


The wait is over ... media icon and weight loss guru Oprah Winfrey just announced her latest breakthrough diet -- corn dogs smothered in mustard.

Oprah

Oprah and BFF Gayle King took a road trip to the Texas State Fair in Dallas yesterday to tape a special show -- which will air later this fall -- and based on the pictures we got of Oprah in a cowboy hat chowing down on a corn dog, she completely gave up on the traditional low-fat approach to dieting -- at least temporarily.

Our fair source claims Oprah also had herself a little of the fair's famous deep fried butter. No joke ... but so far, no confirmation on the battered butter from O's peeps.

Still, that's the kind of diet we can wrap our arms around.

UPDATE: It's confirmed -- Oprah ate the fried butter! In fact, she called it "the best treat of the fair."

What's the Big Friggin' Difference?!


Listen up sports fans, 'cause we got ourselves a good ol' fashion picture hunt. So strap on your spy shades and whip out your binoculars cause this picture hunt is about to go down!



**Hint -- there are THREE differences in the above photos!**

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Pat Benatar

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These dashing dudes sit like dainty dames!



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Once Madonna strapped one on, the little red bracelets became more popular than Ed Hardy shirts at a poser party! Check out who's rockin' the string!

Red Red Twine - Launch Photos

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Dollah Bills

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COMMENTS

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61.

augustino    

Well, it's sort of like this: those who make the laws, as well as their close relatives and friends, are ABOVE the law. It just doesn't apply to them! If you don't believe it, check out the sayings of one dead president, namely Richard Nixon. However, in my state, they can't pull you for using the cell phone only, you have to be guilty of something else in addition. Of course, if you're NOT guilty of any additional infractions, they will simply fabricate a few.

1800 days ago
62.

Dave    

Met Maria Shriver in '79 at the International Special Olympics held at SUNY Brockport NY. You will never meet a more-giving and wholly-dedicated person to Spec Oly in your life. I am dismayed at the ever-sinking-lower media folks that hover, like vultures, waiting to grab a tidbit.
I am a retired police officer that is concerned about traffic safety and am aware of cel phone use and texting-while-driving.
The poparazzi leeches that suck headlines for a few dollars ought to grow up and point their lenses at causes that mean something. Like Breast Cancer, maybe?

1800 days ago
63.

autumn    

All I see Maria doing is holding the phone while she's sitting in a car. How do we know she's not parked?

1800 days ago
64.

nyyrock    

I am from NY and we had this law first. This law was done for a single person to look good. Talking on a cell phone is no less dangerous than dialing the number!! or texting which I have ran into three tres.... In addition, Car and Driver did a test illustrating that putting a number or texting promotes more dangerous in regard to timing and traffic than driving drunk. In other words, reflexes are faster when driving drunk than text messaging or dialing a number!!! GREAT LAW AMERICA AS ALWAYS

1800 days ago
65.

Nick    

QueenB and anyone else who thinks she isn't drivin, look at her rear view mirror in the first picture...you can clearly see that she IS drivin.

1800 days ago
66.

nhcreations    

I,m sure those pictures are correct. Last summer I was crossing the street(in a crosswalk!!) in Santa Monica and was almost hit by a woman in a big SUV making a u-turn while she was talking on a cell phone. Guees who? Yep, it was Maria! She even had the nerve to honk at me.

1800 days ago
67.

Judy    

I'm so sick of hearing about Jon and Kate. The only most important thing that matters is their precious children.

1800 days ago
68.

SS    

From tonight's news and reports from those that were in the courtroom with Jon and Kate, it looks like a judge has given them both a deadline to get it together. Kate definitely does not look happy and I can't wait to see what receipts she comes up with for her side. Kate, stop hiding the money tootsie. Jon, keep on her, she deserves it. Thank you judge for putting the boundaries on both of them. Kate stated last night that when she is out people support her. Gee Kate, your kids are all in school now, why don't you go back to your nursing job and get real already.

1800 days ago
69.

Angiebaby    

First of all, you haters need to come up off this corn dog. A hot corn dog smothered in mustard is one of the greatest treats on earth. If you go to the fair and don't get at least one, you deserve to be stuck eating that damned grilled corn and bottled water. But don't think it makes you better than us. You are still going to get gum stuck to your shoe and spend too much money just like the rest of us, you just won't enjoy it as much!

As for Maria's cellphone? I haven't seen a cell phone that damn big in 20 years. Can she, like, reach Russia on that thing? If you're going to break the law at least try to get a cell phone that Helen Keller couldn't spot!

1800 days ago
70.

Tilly    

Regarding the headline
What's the Big Friggin' Difference?!
'Friggin' is a really bad word in the UK, please AOL don't use it.

1800 days ago
71.

keystoner    

Everyone is saying for Kate to go out and get a job....why doesn't Jon get a job? Kate has a job keeping 8 children. Who is in the heck is going to babysit 8 children. How would you like to get up every morning getting 8 kids ready for school, and then go to work. She wouldn't make enough money (even at a nurse's salary) to pay the babysitter.

1800 days ago
72.

Tilly    

Can't the Schwarzenegger's afford 'handsfree'? You get 3 points on your licence and a fine in the UK for using your mobile whilst driving. Why? People can't concentrate properly, they cause accidents and other innocent people die. Does she hate her husband that much and want to show him up? Arnold should dump her, she's either stupid or negligent or both.

1800 days ago
73.

jpuzzlewhiz    

Regarding the headline "Oprah in Texas--Weiner Take All":

The way you spelled it, it is pronounced "WYE ner". I know because I had a grandfather by that name, and that's how he pronounced it.

To pronounce as "WEE ner," you need to spell it W-I-E-N-E-R.

Just wanted to set everyone straight.

1800 days ago
74.

bill    

Not sure why states and municipalities pass these cell fone laws. They are largely unenforceable and completely unenforced. They do not withstand legal challenge. Don't know how many towns, boroughs and municipalities have passed them in Pennsylvania. They are not enforced EVER, ever, ever. So California is bankrupt with 18 million illegal aliens and assorted other problems. Are the police in this Godforsaken place going to enforce this law? No.
Go camp out at the stop sign in front of your house and take a video of 385 people running the stop sign in a typical afternoon. Reaction of police? Yeah, so what. What do you want us to do? So some "important" person is talking on a CF? So what, what do you want us to do. Who cares? Nobody cares. Other than AOL who put this assholic papparazzi infused story up or who cares? So what?

1800 days ago
75.

solomeeeo    

SHE BETTER GET TICKETED!!!!!!!

1800 days ago
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