It was shades of Lindsay Lohan at the Teen Choice Awards last weekend when a former Disney star went ballistic backstage ... even throwing a projectile at a staffer ... TMZ has learned.
The culprit is Jake T. Austin -- who, according to multiple sources, tried to hit up the Candies gifting suite backstage when he was turned away by a worker who didn't recognize the "Fosters" actor.
Multiple witnesses tell us ... Jake pulled a full "Don't you know who I am?" ... screaming at the employee, "I'm a presenter. Who the f**k are you?!"
We're told Austin got so heated, he picked up an empty shoe box and fired it at the female staffer's chest.
Jake eventually stormed off ... only to return to the gifting suite an hour later with his mom by his side -- and despite having parental supervision, he continued to talk more smack to the suite worker.
It's just another Lohan-esque moment for the former Disney actor -- who was busted for DUI last October and then destroyed the same car in a 4-car pileup just a month later.
We reached out to Austin for comment -- so far, no word back.
Wins Italian Acting Award.
7/17/2014 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan doesn't hear the words, "and the award goes to ..." very often ... she heard it Tuesday ... when she took home a trophy at a film festival in Italy. We kid you not.
Lindsay was honored with the Biggest Comeback Award at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest. She even showed up to collect her hardware and make a brief acceptance speech -- 'cuz you never know if that opportunity's ever gonna come around again.
We're not exactly sure what comeback they're talking about ... her recent acting work has been limited to TV ... and her last film was "The Canyons" -- which grossed $56K.
HITS BACK AT FASHION HATERS
... Over Green ESPY Jacket
7/17/2014 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
They called him the "Jolly Green Giant" ... "Gumby" ... and "Walking Pool Table Material" ... but Kevin Durant had a message for everyone who hated on his ESPY fashion last night ... and TMZ Sports has the video.The NBA MVP had swapped out his green jacket for a more casual look when he hit up 1Oak in Hollywood after the awards show -- and told us how he felt about the hate that was directed his way on social media.
The man makes a solid point -- but still, he did sorta look like his outfit was designed by Will Ferrell from "Elf."
HARDCORE SAND DUNE WORKOUT
7/17/2014 6:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Maria Sharapova is such a badass ... she hit the sand dunes BEFORE the ESPYs to sneak in a killer workout ... and we've got the pics.
The tennis superstar was out in Manhattan Beach where she ran up the sandy hills for about an hour ... showing off her killer abs in the process.
A short time later, Sharapova swapped out the gym clothes for a fancy dress and went to the award show -- where she towered over her co-presenter Floyd Mayweather in a pretty hilarious segment.
Inside Rager at Mega-Mansion
7/17/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Drake threw a party after the ESPYs ... with a ton of celebs who drank and ate at one of the most outrageous estate's in L.A.
Mack Maine, Jessica Alba, Blake Griffin, Johnny Manziel, Colin Kaepernick and others partied at the home of Mohamed Hadid ... an L.A. real estate mogul who was once married to Yolanda Foster from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."
It's a 50+ million dollar compound that sits on more than 2 acres. The main house -- where Drake threw the party -- is 48,000 square feet.
It's no Versailles ... but close.
Chris Brown & Drake
ESPYs Skit Cuts Deep, Mocks Their Violent Beef
7/16/2014 9:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown and Drake killed it with a comedic sketch at the ESPYs -- which is way better than when they were ACTUALLY trying to kill each other.
It went down like we called it -- after a long setup to establish the Breezy/Drizzy's beef … Drake ends up on an operating table where "Dr." Blake Griffin appears to be performing surgery … that is until Brown menacingly pops up with surgical tools ready to do the work.
Afterward ... Griffin and Brown were live on stage, where Chris introduced himself as, "America's Sweetheart."
The crowd loved it -- even though Chris mocking his violent streak is a high-risk move on the eve of his D.C. assault trial … but hey, at least he left Rihanna out of it.
Takes a Shot
Falling Down Drunk
7/1/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is now privately admitting he was falling-down drunk after the BET awards Sunday ... but says it's not because he drank to excess -- it's because he can't hold his liquor.
We posted the video first thing Monday morning ... showing an absolutely obliterated CB being carried out of Playhouse in Hollywood.
Chris is saying ... he hadn't had a drink in 6 months -- mostly because he was either in rehab or jail. Chris says he was goaded at Playhouse into drinking ... by famous folk like Lil Wayne, Tyga and Soulja Boy. They wanted him to celebrate his triumphant return on the BET stage by doing shots.
Chris admits to having the proverbial "several" shots, but that was all she wrote.
Check out the video of Chris at the DJ booth at Playhouse. He's feelin' good, and standing upright ... kinda.
Ex-Color Me Badd Singer
BET Gig Sounded Awful
7/1/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-Color Me Badd lead singer Bryan Abrams was less than impressed by the band's BET Awards gig Sunday night.
Bryan was not-so diplomatic, saying "I'm not trying to hate on them, but I thought it sounded kinda horrible."
As for why Abrams wasn't there ... he says he parted ways with CMB last year to focus on his sobriety ... checking into a treatment center for alcohol related issues. He was there 6 months.
Now he's sober and brutally honest.
Ooooh oooh oooh ooh.
of BET Awards After-Party
6/30/2014 5:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown's hos ain't loyal, but his bros sure are ... 'cause they straight up carried him out of a Hollywood club and into the waiting ride of Karrueche Tran.
Brown was leaving Playhouse in the wee hours of Monday morning, but not under his own power. Brown's arms were squarely wrapped around the shoulders of two guys ... while a few other people cleared the way.
Tran -- Chris' on-again/off-again girlfriend -- was waiting in a sick orange Lambo ... ready to whisk CB away. No doubt he napped the whole ride.
Brown performed at the BET Awards earlier in the evening -- his first show since getting out of jail.
As TMZ previously reported, Brown emerged from jail earlier this month pledging he would change his partying ways and never go back behind bars. So much for that.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Denied by T.I.'s Wife
on the BET Awards Red Carpet
6/30/2014 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather Jr. tried to re-connect with rapper T.I.'s wife on the red carpet of the BET Awards, but she was having none of it ... possibly to avoid another Floyd/T.I. brawl.
Tiny was doing an interview on the red carpet Sunday night when Floyd came rolling by with his girl. He tried to get her attention -- calling her name and trying to grab her elbow -- but she ignored him and just hightailed it out of there.
It's amazing that Floyd would do this, since ... as TMZ previously reported ... it was Floyd's relationship with Tiny that set off the Floyd/T.I. fight at Fatburger in Las Vegas last month.
Round 2, anyone?
Shooting After Show
6/30/2014 3:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There was a shooting at a Hollywood nightclub -- filled with famous rappers -- hours after the BET Awards.
The incident occurred at around 2:30 AM PT Monday at Supper Club. Someone fired a shot outside the club. One eyewitness tells TMZ the shooter was aiming at the Game's car ... although that does not appear to be the case. Another witness says the shot was fired in the air.
We're told no one was hit.
A witness says the man in the white T-shirt had a gun in his right hand at the time of the shooting and was running from the area where shots were fired.
A number of rappers were inside the club following the BET awards, including Game, Meek Mill, T-Pain, and Busta Rhymes.
This is the third BET-related incident of violence over the weekend. There was also a stabbing inside a party hosted by Meek Mill and there was a fatal shooting outside an unauthorized BET party in Hollywood ... one man died and 4 others were injured after a man opened fire.
Chris Brown & Bieber
ONE OF US CAN BALL
... For Real
6/30/2014 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown and Justin Bieber both showed up to the BET Celebrity basketball game this weekend -- and one of 'em REALLY IMPRESSED with his hoops skills.
Of course, Bieber has been practicing his game like a maniac over the past year -- training in gyms all over the country and even at Lil Wayne's basketball court at his private sports compound.
Meantime, Brown has been putting on weight -- and doesn't look like his old, usual shifty self ... but check out the video ... sometimes, looks can be deceiving.
Stabbing During Pre-Party
Inside Hollywood Nightclub
6/29/2014 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
4:55 PM PT -- Lure tells TMZ ... the club is shocked and saddened by the stabbing -- "which did not take place inside our venue." We're told the attack occurred on the street outside the club. Management says it's cooperating with the LAPD in its investigation.
There was a stabbing last night at a BET Awards pre-party filled with famous rappers ... somebody was seriously injured -- and we got crazy footage as it all was going down.
Law enforcement says a man in his 20s was stabbed inside Lure Nightclub on the dance floor Saturday night after a fight broke out ... and in the video, he's seen laying on the curb waiting for help while a panicked friend yells at cops to hurry the ambulance.
We're told the man was rushed to Cedars-Sinai with two stab wounds in the stomach and he's currently in stable condition.
The party was hosted by rapper Meek Mill ... The Game, Lil Boosie, Mase and actress Kyla Pratt were also there.
So far ... it's unclear why the fight that led to the stabbing broke out.