Prepare to be jealous Breaking Bad'ers -- cause a few guys at LAX got Aaron Paul to sign their meth beakers, yo ... and we got the dope footage.
It all went down at LAX -- where the autograph seekers swapped out the usual stack of headshots for the meth paraphernalia -- and Jesse Pinkman was cool enough to sign.
Paul also talked about the Walter White obituary that ran in the Albuquerque Journal ... telling us he actually felt bad about it ... 'cause it may have spoiled the ending for people who hadn't seen the finale.
BTW, this video features "Breaking Bad" spoilers ... but nothing you haven't already read on the Internet. Sorry slackers, you gotta catch up.
Walter White Gets REAL OBIT
In Hometown Newspaper
10/4/2013 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SPOILER ALERT ... but if you don't know what happened by now, you probably live in a cave and don't have the Internet. Whatever, you've been warned ...
Walter White's death on "Breaking Bad" is apparently hitting some people harder than others ... 'cause the guy just got a real-life obituary in the newspaper where the show took place.
White would LOVE the obit -- which ran in the Albuquerque Journal -- 'cause it credits him as a co-founder of "Gray Matter" ... and we all know how passionate he was about getting his props for that.
As for how he died, the obit says White had a "long battle with lung cancer, and a gunshot wound."
The local paper says the obit was designed, written and paid for by a group of die-hard "Breaking Bad" fans.
One last thing -- In lieu of flowers, the obit says "donations can be made to a drug abuse prevention charity of your choice."
Nice ... bitch.
'Breaking Bad' Star Aaron Paul
I Need a Job
9/30/2013 4:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Didn't take long for Aaron Paul to get back on the job hunt ... 'cause just hours after "Breaking Bad" aired its final episode, Jesse Pinkman was already pounding the pavement looking for work.
Paul and his super hot wife Lauren Parsekian took a stroll on the Sunset Strip today ... and couldn't have been nicer -- talking to fans, waving at tour buses and just being their generally awesome selves.
In fact, when asked if he was relieved about not having to answer the constant barrage of "What's gonna happen to Walt?" questions, AP seemed genuinely bummed out ... before joking about his employment status.
Don't worry too much about Aaron -- he's got a couple of things in the pipeline, including the upcoming blockbuster "Need for Speed."
And if that doesn't work out ... hey, he could always sell meth.
Artificial Sweetener Co's
Mum On Tampering
9/30/2013 1:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Artificial sweetener companies appear to be in lockdown mode over the scene in the "Breaking Bad" finale -- where Walt tampers with a packet of Stevia and infuses it with the deadly Ricin.
It seems relevant to ask the companies for their opinions, given what happened in the '80s with Tylenol tampering. So we made the rounds for comment, and found the companies aren't even trying to be artificially sweet.
-- Sweet 'N Low. They were just plain rude. After a PR person said she hadn't watched the show, we explained what happened and asked if they had an opinion about the possibility of product tampering. The woman laughed and hung up on us ... twice. Yeah, we're a little persistent.
-- Stevia. They don't manufacture artificial sugar packets, but they do sell their product to companies that do. The rep initially told us there was a conference call scheduled later today where they would talk about how the episode might affect their stock. During the same call -- 5 minutes later -- the rep denied saying anything about a stock call and then hung up.
-- Equal and Splenda were unavailable for comment -- all day.
BTW -- Stevia went up 9.2%, from 15 cents a share, to 16.4 cents a share.
'Breaking Bad' Finale
Aaron Paul Kills It at Cemetery Party
9/30/2013 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
No spoiler alert required -- Aaron Paul's "Breaking Bad" finale party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery was totally badass ... complete with blue meth (candy), and the most famous meth kitchen on wheels.
Aaron hosted the huge screening party at the cemetery ... where thousands of 'BB' fanatics showed up hours before the finale -- some in hazmat suits and Heisenberg fedoras.
Cast members ... including Aaron and Bryan Cranston spoke before and after the screening -- and the show's iconic RV also posted up at the party.
By the way, Aaron put together a last minute scavenger hunt around L.A. on Sunday ... giving away 20 more seats to the charity event.
How awesome is this guy? We're gonna miss you, bitch.
'Breaking Bad' House
I'll Never Sell!
9/29/2013 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The people who ACTUALLY live inside Walter White's house on "Breaking Bad" tell TMZ ... no amount of meth money could ever convince them to sell.
Fran and Louie Padilla have been living in Walt's crib since 1973 ... and its quick rise to American landmark status has been a lot to handle (over 1k visitors just this month.)
The Padillas are not scared off or tempted by a financial windfall ... they say the memories from the years they spent raising a family at the White residence are without a price tag.
No one would recognize the inside anyway -- 'cause all inside scenes are shot on a sound stage ... and Fran says the interior decor on BB looks HIDEOUS!
Here's what shocked us -- multiple realtors tell us market value for the house is somewhere between $150 - $200k ... and its marquis value wouldn't up the ante.
The couple's backyard has also been frequently featured, but the Padillas tell us they don't actually grow any poisonous lily of the valley.
... so they say.
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
9/29/2013 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lots happened this week ... Kanye West's beef with photogs intensified while Lamar Odom fell even deeper into a dark hole. So we gotta ask ...
Obamacare Prevents Meth Sales,
9/29/2013 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jesse Pinkman made a heartfelt pitch last night about Obamacare, and how his former friend in New Mexico could have benefited -- as could the people he slaughtered.
It's pretty hilarious ... Aaron Paul made a surprise appearance in the opening skit for the Fall premiere of "SNL." People went nuts.
Aaron's got to beat a hasty retreat. He needs to be in L.A. tonight for the big screening at Hollywood Forever cemetery in Hollywood.
He'll arrive in the cooking van, which is awesome.
'Breaking Bad' Actors
Los Suitless Hermanos
For Finale Party
9/28/2013 2:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Breaking Bad" twin assassins Luis and Daniel Moncada are S.O.L. -- and it's all over their famous shiny suits from the show.
The brothers have been searching high and low for replicas of the matching suits they wore on Season 3 of BB ... to re-create their famous look at Sunday's finale party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery -- but every attempt failed ... our sources say.
We're told Luis fired off a hail mary email to producers on Friday hoping the wardrobe might be laying around somewhere ... but only got the silent treatment.
'Modern Family' Star
Treads Lightly During
'Breaking Bad' Pilgrimage
9/28/2013 12:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson went on a trip to "Breaking Bad" mecca this week ... and lucky for him Walter White wasn't home during his tour.
JTF was in New Mexico for a Tie the Knot event ... and got all fanboy in his spare time tweeting pics in front of all the famous TV show spots.
Oddly enough -- Jesse sorta looks like a younger version of present day Walt. Who looks like he's about to wreak major havoc on Albuquerque tomorrow.
Ugh ... why isn't it Sunday night at 9 o'clock yet?!?!?
TMZ'S ONE BIG
'BREAKING BAD' ASS POST!
9/28/2013 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
To celebrate the moment everyone has been freaking out over we've compiled some awesome 'Breaking Bad' stuff for you to tweak out on!
First up ... the meth cooking Winnebago where Walter and Jesse started their partnership. You've seen it all over the New Mexico desert -- now we've added the RV to some other iconic Hollywood desert scenes.
Although he isn't as cute as little Holly White -- this little guy turned out to be one bad character on the show... Can you guess which "Breaking Bad" cast member is the proud owner of this baby pic?
Thus far, the biggest criminals on the show haven't been busted (pre-finale), but check out some Albuquerque PD mug shots of the characters who have been behind bars.
And the big question before the finale is ... will Walter White survive? But let's just say he dies (we have no clue) -- here's a bunch of stars who could fill Heisenberg's fedora if there's ever a remake ... which should never happen.
After 'Breaking Bad' ...
My Career's Over, Bitch!
9/25/2013 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Aaron Paul told us the biggest casualty of the "Breaking Bad" finale, could be -- no spoiler alert necessary -- his career!
Last night we asked Aaron -- who's won 2 Emmys for playing Jesse Pinkman -- if he was concerned about getting typecast ... or if he'd ever have another role as good as this one, and he said ... "My career is downhill from here. We all know it!"
Hard to tell if he's joking ... or if he's just grown comfortable with the possibility his career really is ruined.
Still, we gotta ask ...
FYI, Dreamworks just released the trailer for Aaron's new movie "Need for Speed."
'Mr. Magorium' Director
Hey 'Breaking Bad'
I Hate My Movie, Too!
9/24/2013 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The writer/director of "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" tells TMZ ... he harbors no grudges against "Breaking Bad" for trashing his movie, because he also thinks it's a piece of crap!
In case you didn't see Sunday's "Breaking Bad" ... STOP READING HERE.
In the episode, Walter White was taken into a secluded home in the woods, with no Internet or cable. The only entertainment was "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" -- and there were TWO copies.
Zach Helm, the writer/director of "Magorium" tells TMZ ... "Having myself endured the ignominy of watching the Technicolor train-wreck that is 'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium' multiple times every day for over a year, I can attest to it being the perfect Kafka-esque Hell for a character of such moral ambiguity as Walter White."
Zach also said as good as "Breaking Bad" is ... the plot line of ANYONE having 2 DVDs of that movie is simply unbelievable. As he put it, "That is exactly two more copies than are allowed in my house."