Kim Kardashian was a big hit in Beverly Hills today ... she got into a car crash near the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Kim was tooling around in her Mercedes G Wagon on Sunset Blvd. We're told she was turning left at an intersection and the other driver was going in the opposite direction with his right turn signal on. An eyewitness tells TMZ ... the driver did not make the turn, continued going straight and they collided.
Both cars were damaged, but it was not a huge deal. No one was ticketed.
And how's this for Hollywood ... both Kim and the other driver drove their whips to the Beverly Hills Hotel, exchanged info and then hugged goodbye.
On Ben Affleck and Diddy
3/11/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez let her two most famous exes have it on the radio recently -- HARD -- and it's hilarious.
J.Lo stopped by Big Boy in the Morning in L.A. Friday -- and Big Boy asked her a fantastic question ... if she were floating on a raft in the ocean -- a raft that only fit 2 -- and came across Diddy and Ben Affleck, which one would she save?
We won't give away what she said -- but suffice it to say, Big Boy completely lost it when she answered.
Frank Ocean to Chipotle
Here's $212,500 ...
Now Kindly 'F*** OFF'
3/11/2014 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hot sauce isn't the only thing that burns at Chipotle -- Frank Ocean just posted a photo of the fat check he sent to the Mexican Grill after the company sued him for $212,500 ... and on the memo, he wrote "F*** OFF."
Frank posted the image on his Tumblr account -- and a rep for Chipotle has already released a response, telling TMZ, "Thanks, Frank."
We broke the story -- Chipotle sued Ocean, claiming it paid him the $212,500 as an advance to record a song for one of its commercials. Chipotle claims Ocean bailed on the project because the Mexican Grill insisted on using its logo in its own ad ... even though Frank didn't want it ... the audacity.
The Chipotle rep tells us, they haven't received the check yet -- but they're grateful he ponied up.
Sour cream never tasted so sour.
Legendary Racehorses Exhumed
From Trackside Graves
3/11/2014 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Forget beating a dead horse, they're EXHUMING them at the Hollywood Park race track ... in an effort to relocate the expired animals before the track is torn down.
One of the horses being dug up is Native Diver ... a former champion who won over $1 million in his career before he died in 1967. He was buried beside the track in a grave marked with a special monument.
But now that Hollywood Park is closed for good, Native Diver's former owner says he doesn't want to see the horse buried under the real estate development that's set to replace the track.
So, he went to USC and asked the archaeology department to help excavate the horse ... which will be moved to Del Mar race track in San Diego before he's placed in a permanent resting spot.
The students who are assisting on the dig have already unearthed Native Diver. According to reports, there are two more horses set for excavation.
Johnny Carson's Junk Not Dancing Around My Head
3/11/2014 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Add Dave Chappelle to the list of people in awe of Johnny Carson's sex tape ... especially after we broke it down -- inch by inch -- for him last night.
Dave was actually in total disbelief when we told him about Carson's videotaped sex romp outside DBA nightclub in West Hollywood.
But you gotta see his face and hear his reaction when we tell him just how #blessed Carson was -- 10 inches by some reports.
Side note: Dave rolled up to the club in a convertible Porsche. He's still rich biaatch!!!
'Love & Hip Hop'
Show Idea Was STOLEN
3/11/2014 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The cat fights are now spilling into court -- a pair of female producers are suing the people behind "Love & Hip Hop" ... claiming the reality show was their idea first ... and VH1 stole it.
Trisha Lum and Nickie Lum-Davis filed the suit against VH1 and MTV -- claiming they pitched the idea back in 2009 ... and thought they had a deal to make their show, called "Hip Hop Wives."
According to the lawsuit ... the show was supposed to star current and former flames of DMX, Swizz Beatz, Irv Gotti and Jim Jones ... but VH1 honchos cooled on the idea ... saying they didn't want a show that would compete with its other reality series, "Basketball Wives."
The Lums are calling BS ... saying VH1 moguls used "Hip Hop Wives" as the template for "Love and Hip Hop" ... down to the last detail.
Trisha and Nickie want justice ... in the form of money. Their lawyer tells us they're gunning for an 8-figure judgment.
VH1 had no comment.
Strip Club of Choice
Sues to Ass-Slap Impostor
3/11/2014 8:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Atlanta strip club made famous by Jay Z, Outkast, and Ludacris wants a pound of flesh from a Chicago club that has jacked the name.
ATL's famed Magic City strip club just filed a lawsuit claiming a namesake club in Chicago has insinuated the two joints are connected ... but they're not.
The Atlanta club owners are indignant because they've created a huge cache in the rap community, where stars like Gucci Mane, Bow Wow, Young Jeezy and Ying Yang Twins have referenced Magic City in their songs.
The original MC wants to shut down the knockoff, claiming it cheapens the brand and confuses consumers.
Thing is ... any consumer who thinks they're in Atlanta but are actually in Chicago ... well, they're probably so wasted it doesn't make a difference.
Umbrella Wielding Man vs. Taser
3/11/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A random guy wielding a giant deck umbrella ... in a standoff with 2 Santa Monica police officers ... armed with tasers -- who do you think comes out on top?
Yeah ... tasers are pretty much undefeated.
It appears the cops tried to talk it out with him, but when he kept swinging the umbrella like a weapon ... the taser came out and dude went down like a sack of wet cement.
Police say the man had just been kicked out of Starbucks for annoying customers -- and when they arrived he was making suicidal threats.
Our newsroom's divided -- did the cops use excessive force ... or merely take him down safely?
So, we gotta ask ...
Justin and Selena
AFter Dirty Depo
3/11/2014 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Now we know why Justin Bieber went nuclear Friday during his deposition when the opposing lawyer asked about Selena Gomez ... he was clearly still hot for her, as evidenced by their pretty steamy dance session later that day.
TMZ broke the story ... Justin met up with Selena in McAllen, Texas Friday at a dance studio where they spent a couple of hours.
It's interesting ... Selena's people keep insisting she went to rehab to get over Justin Bieber, and not for drugs or alcohol. After Friday's depo, it's not clear which is the most toxic.
Horrible Display for Deposition
3/10/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
2 + LiLo = 3 Broke Girls
3/11/2014 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan is determined to tell the world -- she's still wanted.
Lindsay was out on the Sunset Strip Monday ... pretending to shield herself with a "2 Broke Girls" script.
Lindsay was leaving her favorite haunt -- the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.
Hey ... it's definitely a step up from "The Canyons."
In Case She Doesn't Take Me Back
3/11/2014 6:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke is either sending mixed messages to estranged wife Paula Patton or he's thrown in the towel on the marriage, because he was out clubbing late Monday night.
Robin was at DBA in Hollywood ... a Hollywood cabaret dance club and interactive gallery space -- don't ask, because we don't get it either. He was celebrating his 37th birthday party with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Thicke left alone, at around 1 AM, accompanied by a driver and bodyguard.
Now here's the thing ... The club is known for its waitresses who walk around showing about as much boob as is legally allowed.
Dave Chappelle, NBA star Glen Davis, and Lil Twist were also there.
Here's who wasn't there -- Paula Patton. It's interesting. Over the weekend, Robin was on stage dedicating love songs to her.
We're told Paula's been keeping tabs on her hubby. Who knows ... maybe it's just how they roll.
Like You've Never Seen Him ... And It's Bad
3/10/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber can be insulting, arrogant, snotty, ignorant and disrespectful ... and all in one sitting -- because that's exactly what he was like during his deposition last week in the lawsuit where his bodyguard allegedly beat up a photog.
TMZ obtained a copy of the entire 4 1/2 hour, videotaped depo ... and it's just unreal. We've boiled it down to what we think are the best 4 clips.
1. ARROGANT BIEBER -- He just can't hide his contempt for the photog's lawyer, and it comes out in pretty awful ways. We put some snippets together and you'll get the idea. It represents his attitude throughout the depo.
2. LOVESICK BIEBER -- Selena Gomez is clearly a hot button, because when the lawyer asks about her, everyone goes nuclear. Bieber eventually rips his mic off and he and his lawyer storm out.
3. CONTENTIOUS BIEBER -- He compares his interrogation to being grilled by Katie Couric or "60 Minutes." Simply hilarious.
4. DISRESPECTFUL BIEBER -- When asked if Usher discovered him, Bieber disses his mentor and says he was actually discovered on YouTube. The best part ... he clearly was trying to say he himself was instrumental in his success, but instead he says, "I was detrimental to my own career."
Truer words have never been spoken.