Either Justin Bieber's van had some serious mechanical problems in L.A. today ... or his crew was blazing a METRIC TON of Mary Jane inside -- because when the singer slid the door open and stepped out, he was followed by a Hiroshima-level cloud of smoke.
You gotta see it. It's like something out of a stoner movie.
Bieber -- a noted weed enthusiast -- was arriving for a radio interview at Power 106. Here's hoping he can still form complete sentences.
Movie Honchos Claim
Flick is RACIST!
12/17/2013 9:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Producers of a movie that spoofed "Twilight" claim the monster hit is fair game to parody ... because it showcased questionable conduct regarding domestic violence, teen pregnancy, drug addiction, date rape, and racism.
Here's the backstory ... Lionsgate -- which produced "Twilight" -- fired off a cease and desist letter to the producers of "Twiharder." Lionsgate claims "Twiharder" is a blatant rip-off and wants it shelved forever.
But now "Twiharder" has fired back, claiming it has a legal right to parody some very controversial themes on the OG. Specifically, "Twiharder" producers claim the movie is racist ... depicting Native Americans as bloodthirsty warriors, noble savages and sexual predators.
Producers also claim "Twilight" promotes statutory rape -- the main relationship is between 17-year-old Bella and Edward, "who is nearly 100 years her senior."
As for domestic violence ... it appears they're talking about rough sex between Edward and Bella.
"Twiharder" producers want a judge to declare they are fully in the right.
Judge REVOKES Probation
12/16/2013 2:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is in trouble ... again. The judge in the Rihanna beating case has just REVOKED his probation because of the fresh assault charges filed in Washington D.C.
Brown was in court for a progress hearing. The judge felt the criminal complaint in D.C. is enough proof that Chris did NOT obey all laws ... which he's required to do while on probation
The judge did not remand Chris into custody, because hizzoner was impressed by Chris' progress in his anger management rehab. The judge will hold a hearing on the matter in February, and it's possible he could sentence Chris to time in the pokey.
The judge also ordered Chris NOT to use medical marijuana for the time being.
TMZ broke the story ... Brown was popped in Oct. for felony assault -- later reduced to a misdemeanor -- and the L.A. County Probation Dept. launched an investigation.
We just got hold of the progress report (above) -- filed with the court -- from Chris' anger management program. According to the document, Brown participates in a weekly boot camp and successfully completed a 12-hour ropes course "to enhance team-building skills and trust."
The clinical team says Chris has been making progress and has new psychotropic drugs that seem to be working. He's been taken off medical marijuana. The team says his ability to "emotionally regulate himself" has markedly improved.
Arrested for DUI
12/16/2013 2:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kelly LeBrock -- the gorgeous star of "Weird Science" -- was busted for DUI.
The arrest flew under the radar for more than 2 weeks, but we've learned the arrest occurred November 30 near Santa Barbara.
Law enforcement sources tell us a CHP officer spotted LeBrock -- who was married to Steven Seagal -- driving erratically, weaving across the double yellow line, failing to stop at a stop sign, and driving over the 55 MPH speed limit.
The officer said there were signs of alcohol impairment, and gave her a field sobriety test ... and LeBrock didn't do so well. She was arrested and booked.
Prosecutors have the case. No charges have been filed ... yet.
We called LeBrock's rep. So far ... no word back.
Arnie Klein, MJ's Doctor
Postcard Says It ...
I'm Still In the Skin Biz!
12/16/2013 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson's dermatologist/best friend sent a mass mailing to just about every patient he's ever had, declaring in the postcard he's still open for business, despite a boatload of problems.
As you know ... Arnold Klein -- who was once the premiere dermatologist in Bev Hills -- has declared bankruptcy after trying in vain to fight off a torrent of bad publicity in the wake of MJ's death. Turns out Klein regularly pumped Jackson up with Demerol in the last months of his life. Klein also used a slew of aliases to treat Jackson and write prescriptions for the singer.
Check out the back of the postcard ... Klein urges patients to ignore "other dermatologists [who] spread false rumors that Klein has retired!"
Talk about postcards from the edge.
I'm Spilling All My Secrets
In a Tell-All Book
12/15/2013 9:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan has decided to open the flood gates -- penning a gritty, tell-all book about EVERYTHING ... her arrests, her drug abuse, her acting career, and her family ... and she's already gotten several serious publishing offers.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, the book started as a series of journal entries, which she wrote in rehab as a therapeutic exercise. The book is still in its early stages, and it doesn't have a clear focus, but she says she wants to open up every part of her life.;
Lindsay met with a huge literary agency in NYC Thursday -- Waxman Leavall, which has repped tons of celebs who wrote books, including Victor Cruz, Novak Djokovic, Bill Murray, Brock Lesnar, and Cal Ripken Jr.
The meeting was filmed as part of Lindsay's docu-series on OWN.
Here's the problem -- it's Lindsay's life as told by Lindsay, which means we'll be reading her version of events.
So we gotta ask ...
Bench Warrant Issued for
Puddle of Mudd Singer's Arrest
12/15/2013 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin is a wanted man ... again ... TMZ has learned, another bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Scantlin was scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a progress report in his ongoing coke possession case, but he failed to show up. A judge then issued a bench warrant for his arrest Friday.
Similar bench warrants have been issued for the singer over the last year in the same case.
Scantlin pled guilty to felony drug possession in 2012 and but the judge agreed to delay his conviction for 18 months, during which he was ordered to enroll in a drug program and keep the court informed about his progress. Apparently it's not going so well.
Pretty funny ... considering we got Scantlin out in L.A. Thursday night, and the guy had pretty much no idea what was going in with the case. Well, now you know.
BUSTED ... FOR FELONY HIT AND RUN
12/15/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tami Erin -- the actress who played Pippi Longstocking -- was arrested Saturday afternoon for felony hit and run and drunk driving ... TMZ has learned.
Erin was driving in L.A. when she allegedly hit 3 cars and took off. Law enforcement sources say at least one person was taken to the hospital.
And get this ... Erin didn't hit them all at once -- we're told she hit the first car then drove off ... then hit another car and drove off ... and then she hit the last.
When cops found her they did a field sobriety test and then arrested her for both the felony hit and run and DUI. One source says she was "totally out of control ... just out of it."
Erin refused to submit a blood alcohol test ... and her bail was set at $100K.
As TMZ first reported ... Erin's latest screen credit is a gnarly sex tape.
1:23 PT -- Tami just bailed out of jail.
Ambulance Called to Calabasas Mansion For Passed Out Girl
12/14/2013 9:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ambulances raced to Justin Bieber's Calabasas home early this morning after they received a 911 call saying a woman passed out inside ... TMZ has learned.
We've learned paramedics were dispatched to Bieber's crib this morning around 3 a.m. after someone at Beiber's reported there was a 20-year old unconscious female at the house ... but 15 minutes later the ambulances were called off.
Beiber was home at the time 911 was called. The person who called off the fire department told dispatch the woman would be transported privately to the hospital. But sources familiar with the situation tell us ... the woman regained consciousness and when she was told 911 had been called she insisted they be called off.
We're told the woman did not go to the hospital. She went home instead. We know alcohol was involved. We don't know what, if anything else, was involved.
We're also told the woman was attending a party thrown by Bieber.
Someone connected to Bieber told us ... a member of the singer's security team called 911 out of abundance of caution but the woman turned out to be ok.
Lamar to Khloe
No, I'm Leaving You!
12/14/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom is as done with his marriage as Khloe Kardashian and wants to get married again STAT -- to his basketball career ... sources connected to Lamar tell TMZ.
We broke the story ... Khloe filed for divorce Friday, citing irreconcilable differences. The last straw was Lamar shooting the rap video in which he bragged about cheating on Khloe.
Now get this ... Lamar blames the infidelity on his friends who are "supporting me the wrong way by bringing girls around."
Lamar also casts blame on Khloe ... telling his friends, "I can't be f**kin' with Khloe. She brings out the bad side of me."
Lamar says he needs to "get married" to his basketball career and wants to ignore the past.
And that's the world according to Lamar Odom.
Files Divorce Docs
12/13/2013 6:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian has just filed court documents to divorce Lamar Odom and restore her name -- TMZ has learned.
As we first told you, Khloe planned to pull the trigger today on her 4-year marriage to Lamar, who has been deep in the world of drugs on and off for the last 2 years.
In the legal docs, filed by disso-queen Laura Wasser, Khloe cites "irreconcilable differences."
As we previously reported, the couple has a prenup so division of property will be a cinch -- they kept all their property separate.
And Khloe is asking the judge to take Odom out of her name, so she is once again simply Khloe Kardashian ... eliminating Odom from her life in every way.
And, Khloe is NOT asking for spousal support and wants the judge to reject any bid by Lamar for the same.
Filing for Divorce
12/13/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian is filing for divorce from Lamar Odom ... TODAY ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us, Khloe will be citing irreconcilable differences in her legal docs. The split should be pretty cut and dry -- an ironclad prenup which kept all their assets separate ... and no kids.
As we reported, Lamar's bizarre freestyle rap video -- in which he brags about cheating on Khloe -- was the last straw in their crumbling relationship. Immediately after TMZ posted the video last month, Khloe stopped wearing her wedding ring.
The end was a long time coming ... Khloe had expressed dire concerns about the marriage ever since she learned about Lamar's crack addiction earlier this year, but she forestalled divorce for fear he'd OD or worse.
Lamar and Khloe tied the knot in September 2009.
I'm Way Too Famous
For Malibu Rehab
12/12/2013 1:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chief Keef has been moved from a fancy Malibu rehab facility because the media just can't get enough of him.
Keef's lawyer tells us the rapper is no longer at Promises ... he's been moved to another rehab facility in Southern California because of the "overwhelming media attention" he was getting in Malibu.
We're told Keef -- aka Keith Cozart -- still has about 60 days of court-ordered treatment to go ... as he deals with his weed issues.
Attorney Leah Starkman says since Chief won't be home for Christmas ... home will come to him .... arrangements are being made to fly his family out from Chicago.