Paul Walker did NOT make a final desperate attempt to escape the burning wreckage -- and the image seen in video shot right after the crash is definitely NOT Paul ... TMZ has learned.
There had been rampant speculation and buzz on the Internet that a shadowy figure seen around 23 seconds into the video of the burning Porsche Carrera GT ... was Walker trying to get out of the vehicle, but sources connected to the investigation now say it just isn't so ... for several reasons.
First, the sources tell us that, based on photographs of the wreckage ... Paul's body was pinned in an area of the car that makes it clear he couldn't have been flailing outside the vehicle.
Also ...we're told that based on the injuries he suffered, Paul died within a nanosecond of impact, and therefore it's impossible for the image in the video to be him.
It's not clear how long after impact the video starts, but clearly more than a nanosecond.
As for what the image really is -- we're told law enforcement has watched the video, and based on evidence from the crash site ... it appears to be a part of the car's roof burning.
Kordell Slams Porsha One Last Time
12/5/2013 9:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The nasty divorce between "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams and Kordell Stewart is officially over ... and Kordell says he couldn't be more thrilled to get such a horrible person out of his life.
TMZ spoke with Kordell's lawyer, Shiel Edlin, who tells us the divorce has been finalized ... ending the 2-and-a-half year marriage between the former NFL player and the Bravo reality star.
Kordell's lawyer says Stewart is "very disappointed" the marriage fell apart, because he expected to be married for life."
But the former Pittsburgh Steelers star is clearly still FUMING after Porsha began reigniting rumors that Kordell is gay. Kordell adamantly denied the allegations.
"For reasons we cannot understand, [Porsha] displayed a reckless abandonment of anything close to the truth over the last eight months," Kordell's lawyer tells us.
"We are also hopeful that Porsha will stop villifying Kordell at every opportunity."
The two were married in 2011. They have no children together.
I'm Not Dating Liam Neeson's Son
I'm Not Banging Anyone
12/4/2013 2:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan is practicing the safest kind of sex -- NONE -- because she's too busy focusing on her career to worry about boys ... sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ.
According to sources, Lindsay's laughing off reports she's hooking up with Liam Neeson's 18-year-old son, Michael ... claiming they're only friends and have been for quite a while.
In fact, sources tell us, Lindsay hasn't been dating ANY of the people she's been reportedly seeing recently, including male models Morgan O'Connor (a friend of a friend) and Liam Dean (whom she met on a photo shoot).
Instead, we're told Lohan is laser-focused on her sobriety and her career ... plus, she's spending at least 2-3 days a week shooting her docu-series for Oprah's network.
Moving On with
12/3/2013 10:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ryan Seacrest is more predictable than crap in a diaper -- the "American Idol" host has a new lady in his sights after dumping Julianne Hough ... and shocker, she's also a hot blonde.
The girl's name is Shayna Taylor ... she's 23 ... annnnd that's pretty much it.
According to our sources, Shayna runs in one of those hot blonde Hollywood crowds filled with Instagram models who pretty much party exclusively at rich people's houses. And that's how Seacrest met her roughly a year ago.
It's unclear if Ryan and Shayna are boyfriend and girlfriend ... or just "close" friends.
Fun fact: Shayna's the same girl who was pictured smooching with Terrence Howard last year in St. Barts.
So now we gotta ask ...
'Housewives' Star Apollo Nida
I Never Sexted Kenya Moore
I Was Making a Business Deal!!!
12/1/2013 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks' husband -- Apollo Nida -- definitely didn't text Kenya Moore for sex last year ... 'cause he tells TMZ, he just wanted to talk business.
"Sextgate" started on last seasons' 'RHOA' reunion show ... when Kenya implied Apollo was sending her inappropriate text messages after they apparently ran into each other in L.A.
But Moore and Apollo have both denied any wrongdoing since then ... and now Nida claims he only struck up the convo to propose that the two collaborate on a workout tape.
The tandem workout DVD never got off the ground ... 'cause Phaedra put the kibosh on the joint venture before Nida ever had a chance to make his proposal.
Nothing to see here folks ... just a couple of mature adults discussing business.
In Case Of Alleged Mistress
11/29/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Dre's attack against a big website may have backfired ... the attorney for TheDirty.com fired off a letter to Dre saying what a big fan he is ... and then lumping the legendary rapper in with the likes of OJ Simpson.
It's actually pretty hysterical. A post on TheDirty claimed Dre -- who is married -- has been hooking up with a big booty video vixen.
Dre's lawyer fired off a letter to TheDirty, and we've obtained the response from the website's lawyer, and it's priceless.
David Gingras, Esq., begins by saying, "Back in the '80s I personally destroyed many subwoofers blasting N.W.A.'s 'F**k Tha Police' in my car in the high school parking lot."
Gingras goes on to say what a fan he is ... and then goes on a very sarcastic attack.
First, the lawyer challenges Dre's claim that the story is false: "Bill Clinton and Monica what's-her-name both denied having sexual relations. Of course, they were both lying. Same thing with Lance Armstrong." And then he jokes, "Other than O.J. Simpson, who was clearly framed, history is filled with examples of people who make mistakes and lie about them to cover it up."
The hired gun goes on and on, making jokes about people in Eastern Kentucky -- "cue banjo music," trashing a court decision from that region that makes it seem Dre has a case. The lawyer wrote, "If you believe the Kentucky court's decision [it's compelling] ... I also have a fabulous ocean-front unicorn ranch here in Arizona that you might want to buy."
Bottom line -- TheDirty's lawyer says the posts in question were comments from users, and the website isn't responsible.
This guy's a good writer, and we're in the market ...
I'm Too Rich
to Dine and Ditch
11/28/2013 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ne-Yo has way too much money to stiff some restaurant on a bill ... despite accusations he bailed on a $800 tab in NYC last month ... the singer tells TMZ.
Ne-Yo was out at LAX last night when we asked about allegations he racked up an $800 bill with his friends at a West Village restaurant called Negril ... then skipped on the bill ... and tip.
Ne-Yo tells us, "Anybody that knows me knows that I don't have to dine and ditch ... $800, seriously?"
Crazier things have happened.
Accuses Denise Richards of Child Abuse
11/27/2013 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brooke Mueller has just declared nuclear war in her child custody dispute with Charlie Sheen -- she's accused Denise Richards of abusing her twins and the 2 other daughters Denise had with Charlie ... sources tell TMZ.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops came to Denise's door Tuesday night and told her they were there to question her about a child abuse claim lodged by Brooke. Denise did not let them inside because her daughters were there.
We're told Denise walked outside and told cops the claim was "ridiculous" and "vindictive" -- that the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services was already handling the dispute ... a dispute that started after Brooke was stripped of custody after a raging drug problem flared up yet again.
Sources say Brooke's latest claim will have dire consequences, especially if it's false, because Denise's daughters and the twins will be grilled about the allegations -- something that is ALWAYS emotionally traumatizing.
We're told Richards made it clear -- she hasn't even seen the twins for 2 weeks, so if Brooke really had a gripe why didn't she lodge it earlier. Also, Brooke has not had contact with Denise's daughters, so the claim is suspicious.
The Great Paparazzi Diversion
Are You Hiding Pregnant Mila Kunis??
11/26/2013 9:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ashton Kutcher got aggressive with the paparazzi outside of a popular restaurant on Melrose Ave. last night -- but the whole tough guy act may have just been a cover to keep his allegedly pregnant girlfriend away from cameras.
Ashton and Mila Kunis were eating dinner at Carlitos Gardel Restaurant in Hollywood -- great Argentinian food -- and it also happens to be smack in the middle of a heavily-trafficked celeb sighting area.
So, the paps (not TMZ) were surprised when Ashton emerged from the restaurant and tried to strong-arm the photogs into leaving the scene.
During the confrontation, one of Ashton's associates can be seen in the background quickly escorting Mila into Kutcher's ride ... as if they're trying to slip past the cameras.
FYI -- Mila was wearing a baggy shirt and baggy jeans. So, the mystery remains.
'Housewives' Star Kenya Moore
Apollo's a Liar!
We're Not Sexting Buddies
11/25/2013 10:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kenya Moore says she's no sext-messaging slut hooking up with Phaedra Parks' husband ... and thinks he spun the whole lie just for attention on the show..
Parks' husband Apollo Nida claims Kenya had sexted him while they were both in L.A. last year ... and proposed a face-to-face hook up too.
Last night on 'RHOA' ... Nida said Kenya "wanted to f**k, ok, she wanted to have sex in L.A." ... although he denies anything ever happened.
Moore tells TMZ she and Nida did text each other -- but there was nothing sexual, and they never met up. She gave us screen shots of what she claims was their text convo last October.
Moore says Apollo's BS is great fodder for the show, but she's not down with lying ... and adds she wants "to put an end to these false and defaming speculations and judgments against me."
Apollo had no comment.
Booze Not to Blame
... for My Stupid Wedding
11/25/2013 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Francesca Eastwood knows her wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am marriage was a huge mistake ... but she's not blaming her bad decision on alcohol ... 'cause she says she doesn't drink. Ever.
Francesca -- who's already made up her mind to annul her week-old marriage to Jordan Feldstein -- was leaving Mastro's after dinner with friends (sans hubby) when she tried to set the record straight.
Problem is ... we're not really buying what she's selling.
As we previously reported, multiple sources tell us there was a TON of drinking involved when the couple decided to head to a Vegas chapel and tie the knot last weekend.
Plus, would a sober person really swap "I dos" in front an Elvis impersonator???
Yeah, that's what we thought.
MUM On Whether Michael Jackson
Was a Pedophile
11/25/2013 6:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Conrad Murray has been blabbing his big mouth all over the place, claiming Michael Jackson killed himself, he used to hold the singer's penis .... but he then clams up in a big way on the subject of pedophilia.
"60 Minutes" Australia interviewed the felonious doc about lots of things, but you gotta watch Murray as he's asked whether he thinks Michael was a pedophile.
The way it looks to us ... he might as well scream, "YES!" Sometimes body language is more revealing than words.
Take Back Your Dirty Lies
I Don't Have a Mistress!
11/25/2013 12:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Dre is a loving, monogamous husband who NEVER cheated on his wife with a big booty video vixen … this according to Dre’s VERY threatening lawyers.
The Doc’s legal team fired off a cease and desist letter -- obtained by TMZ -- to TheDirty.com ... demanding it remove blog posts claiming Dre is plotting to leave his wife for model Kili Anderson.
The website even posted pics of a house they supposedly screwed in together, and a huge ring Dre allegedly gave her.
The Good Doctor says the stories are B.S. and he's demanding The Dirty immediately 86 the posts and apologize ... or else.
We hear The Dirty is refusing to back down.