Paul Walker would NOT have been cool with Roger Rodas pushing the Porsche Carrerra GT to dangerous speeds the day they died ... that according to Paul's father.
Paul Walker Sr. says he's heard all the rumors about his son being into street racing -- but insists that's simply not true, because ... "He did not ever want to hurt anybody."
In the clip, Paul Sr. does admit his son loved going fast in cars, but only under specific conditions .. which he describes.
As for what went wrong Saturday afternoon? Paul's dad sounds as puzzled as the rest of us at this point.
Paul Walker's Dad
The Whole Family's Struggling
12/2/2013 12:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker's father Paul Walker Sr. could barely keep himself together today in L.A., claiming the entire Walker family has been struggling to cope with the actor's sudden death.
Paul addressed the media outside his home, saying he's never experienced anything like this in his life. "It's hard ... every now and then I'll really break down."
And the rest of the Walker family isn't any better -- Paul's dad says the actor's 15-year-old daughter Meadow has been taking it really hard, but thankfully ... she's surrounded by family and friends who love her.
The whole video is pretty emotional and hard to watch, but it's worth it in the end -- Paul's dad tells everyone how Paul would want to be remembered ... and it's a beautiful image.
Paul Walker Death is 'F**king Horrible'
12/2/2013 6:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Matt Damon finally said what everyone in Hollywood has been thinking -- Paul Walker's death is "f**king horrible."
Damon was arriving at LAX with his wife yesterday when he was asked about the tragedy involving the "Fast and the Furious" actor ... and was as brutally honest as he could be.
Damon said the two knew each other -- though it's unclear how well. It doesn't appear the two ever worked together.
Still, Damon's words couldn't ring more true -- Walker was known around town as one of the nicest guys in the biz ... and was attending a charity event at the time of the fatal crash.
Paul was 40.
Final Moments Before Fatal Ride [Photo]
12/1/2013 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Moments before Paul Walker took what turned out to be a fatal ride -- he posed proudly next to the exotic car that exploded on impact in the deadly accident.
Paul was photographed with the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that belonged to his friend Roger Rodas. They were attending a fundraiser in Santa Clarita, CA.
We're told the photos and video were taken about 30 minutes before the accident.
As TMZ first reported ... Paul had put together the charitable event -- through his Reach Out Worldwide organization -- to support typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.
Paul was the passenger in the Porsche when Rodas lost control and slammed into a tree. The car exploded, and the Sheriff's Department says speed was a factor.
Aussie Hotel to Bieber
We Love Your Crappy Graffiti
11/28/2013 10:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Here's something crazy -- the Australian hotel Justin Bieber tagged up this week has ZERO plans to scrub off his crappy artwork from its walls ... in fact, a rep tells TMZ, they're stoked the Biebs left his mark.
We posted the video Wednesday, showing Bieber spray-painting hideous multi-colored monsters onto a wall at the Brisbane hotel where he was staying.
You'd think the hotel would be pissed, but it's not -- the rep for the QT Gold Coast hotel tells us, "It was a coup for the hotel to have Justin want to paint a piece of art in appreciation of his stay."
The rep adds, "This piece of art is now available to be viewed by fans of the artist and we believe that it is a wonderful addition to the colourful Gold Coast arts scene."
It's unclear if they're also preserving the toilet he crapped in.
Suffers Art Attack in Australia
11/27/2013 6:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Like a dog leaving its scent, Justin Bieber is leaving his mark all over the world ... 'cause he just tagged up another city, and this time he was caught in the act ... on camera.
Bieber -- who spray-painted his way across South America -- finished up a gig last night in Brisbane, Australia ... then returned to his hotel in nearby Gold Coast, and went on a graffiti rampage ... covering an outdoor wall with colorful monsters.
Queensland cops tell TMZ ... they're well aware of the illicit artwork .. but so far, no formal complaint has been made -- and the GC mayor says he's ordered a cleanup crew for the wall.
Tag on, tagger.
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.
Being Mocked By Seth Rogen
11/26/2013 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian ain't mad at Seth Rogen's topless attempt to imitate her in his "Bound 2" spoof with James Franco -- in fact, Kim says she thinks it's hilarious.
Kim made the comments while she was out in NYC last night -- in fact, she was walking into Kanye's apartment.
She had already given props to the actors on Twitter earlier in the day -- saying, "You nailed it!!! Sooo funny!" -- and last night, she doubled down on the compliment.
In the meantime, watch the spoof again -- did they nail it? Uh huh, honey.
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.
'Sorry For Freaking Everyone Out!'
11/21/2013 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brit singer Rita Ora is profusely apologetic for freaking out her fans ... after collapsing on the set of her photo shoot in Miami.
Rita -- who's Rob Kardashian's ex-GF -- looked the picture of health last night at Miami International Airport ... where she flew home to London.
As we reported ... Ora was treated for heat exhaustion after Monday's fainting spell. She's been laying low at her hotel for the last couple of days.
Before saying cheerio to the US ... Ora said she's all better now ... and had a message for her fans.
Check out the video.
Sly Stallone's Wife
He Has Never Said the N-Word
11/18/2013 10:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sylvester Stallone wouldn't say the n-word to anyone -- paparazzo or otherwise -- so says the man's wife ... who tells TMZ, she's known him for 25 years and he's NEVER ONCE uttered the slur.
Jennifer Flavin was at LAX earlier today when we asked about the video we posted last week, showing Sly gesturing at a black photographer and saying what sounds like "This f**king n***er here, this f**ker."
But Flavin says everyone heard wrong -- and insists her husband's a good guy.
Crack Mayor Rob Ford
I Saw the 'SNL' Skit About Me
... IT WAS CRAZY, MAN!
11/18/2013 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Cracky Mayor Rob Ford -- the Tyrone Biggums of politics -- says he's well aware he was mocked on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend ... but he didn't seem too upset about it.
Ford was in Toronto on his way to watch a Canadian Football league playoff game -- when he stopped to sign autographs like a rockstar.
During the quick signing session, Ford was asked about the "SNL" skit -- in which Bobby Moynihan spoofs the mayor as a fat, cracked out idiot.
"It was crazy," Ford said of the sketch.
Ford then proceeded to the football game ... despite a suggestion from the CFL commissioner that Rob stay the hell away.
Ford plays by his own rules ... especially when those rules involve crack.
Bangs into Car, Chews Out Reporter
11/15/2013 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin just got into his THIRD angry confrontation today -- screaming at a female reporter, demanding cops arrest her ... and then hitting a parked car while trying to drive away.
It's unclear exactly what set off Alec this time -- but his car was surrounded by reporters and photographers ... and he yells, "F**k you" to one reporter as he storms away and jumps in his car.
Watch the clip -- after the accident ... Alec wants cops to arrest the reporter he's got the beef with, but as far as we know no one was arrested.
This is getting crazy.
12:15 PM PT -- Now we know why Alec went after the reporter ... his wife, Hilaria, dropped a dime. Watch this clip from FOX5 in NYC, at the very beginning you hear Hilaria say, "That's the one that almost hit me" -- and then Alec goes off.