Adele's 1-year-old son Angelo will get a 5-figure settlement from paparazzi ... after the singer sued a British photo agency for ruining her son's "milestone moments."
Adele sued Corbis Images UK ... accusing the agency's photogs of illegally taking and posting pics of her little boy during his first family outings -- which she calls his milestone moments.
Adele claimed celeb kids aren't public property ... so paps have no right to invade their privacy. Fact is ... the privacy laws in England -- where the pics were taken -- are way stronger than in the U.S.
We're told Corbis has settled up by paying a 5-figure sum.
Now We Know Why Jennifer's
Stuck in Second Gear
7/17/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Big night for the "Friends" chicks ... that didn't end well at all for Jennifer Aniston.
Jennifer joined Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood Wednesday night, where they broke bread, talked about old times and Jennifer's upcoming wedding.
The paparazzi got real excited ... too excited, and crowded Jennifer's chauffeur-driven Mercedes as it left the restaurant. You can feel the pain as her struggling driver scrapes a pole, and the damage is significant.
Courteney and Lisa made clean getaways driving themselves.
Paps Call BS
We Weren't Aggressive, She FELL!
7/10/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kelly Osbourne fell flat on her ass all by her lonesome ... and Kelly is full of crap when she says the paparazzi pushed her to the ground ... so claim the photogs.
Osbourne was photographed leaving a restaurant/bar in London Tuesday night with boyfriend Ricki Hall. The photos tell the story ... she ate it big time.
Kelly took to Twitter, claiming she got "pushed by paps." But the photogs on the scene tell us … she looked "a bit worse for wear" and slipped. We're guessing the American translation for "worse for wear" has something to do with alcohol.
Maybe it's just a gravity thing.
Strong-Arms Photo Agency
To Squash Malia Photos
7/8/2014 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Malia Obama went to a famous L.A. restaurant Monday night -- a restaurant regularly frequented by celebs and paparazzi -- and when the White House found out a photog took her pic, they went into DEFCON 1 to KILL the photos.
The 16-year-old went to Gjelina in Venice, CA with some friends. The photog got the pic as Malia walked out and then sent it to the AKM-GSI agency to sell. The agency posted the pic on its website for media outlets to purchase, but several hours later The First Lady's Office called AKM-GSI and asked them to please take the pics off the website and delete them from their files.
We're told Michelle Obama's people told the agency they had promises from various media outlets not to photograph the 2 girls when they were not in the presence of their father.
AKM-GSI then agreed, sending an email to the media with the subject, "URGENT SET KILL NOTICE."
The text reads, "Please delete the set of Malia Obama from your archive. The set was sent around earlier today. We cannot distribute this set."
Now here's what's interesting. Malia has been in L.A. over the last few weeks, doing an internship on Halle Berry's TV show for part of the time. Then she showed up at a famous restaurant -- Secret Service in tow -- with photogs all over the place.
So is this a case of the President and First Lady taking precautionary action, or is this a concerned famous mom and dad flexing their muscles?
Pleads to Photogs After Bodyguards Get Rough ...
'Look What Happens in My Life'
7/7/2014 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's bodyguards got physical with paparazzi trying to shoot his arrival at a yacht party in Miami -- prompting Justin to get a little whiny ... pleading about how difficult his life has become.
Watch the vid ... Justin was about to kick off his booze-filled 4th of July bash when one of his bodyguards -- who's already been arrested in Miami -- threw a hard forearm into the chest of a pap running up to the scene.
To his credit, Justin tried to calm the situation from the backseat of his SUV limo -- asking the paps to just back up 10 feet, but when they didn't he went into woe-is-me mode.
You gotta see Justin beg a female photog, "This is so ridiculous. Look what happens in my life."
And then he got on the yacht and partied without a worry in the world.
In Car Crash
After Paparazzi Chase
6/24/2014 2:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber was in a car accident in Bev Hills Tuesday at 2 PM PDT ... after a car driven by a paparazzo was chasing the Escalade in which Bieber was a passenger -- eyewitnesses tell TMZ.
We're told the Escalade was going down Canon Drive at a fast clip, trying to lose the photog, when a BMW was pulling out of a parking structure near Bouchon restaurant. An eyewitness tells us ... the BMW misjudged the speed of the Escalade and smashed into it.
We're told Bieber almost immediately got out of the SUV and into another car and sped off.
Law enforcement tells us no one was injured.
at Fashion School
6/23/2014 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West won't be picking up trash on the side of the road any time soon ... because we've learned he's kicking off his community service in fashionable form -- teaching at a fashion school.
Yeezy hit up the L.A. Trade Technical College Monday in his paparazzi beatdown criminal case to speak with students about his personal experiences in the fashion biz ... and hopefully about leather jogging pants as well.
We're told this is Kanye's 3rd visit to LATTC in the last 6 weeks (see pic above) ... which specializes in designing apparel. Today's lesson was all about designers and it lasted 3 hours.
In case you don't remember -- Kanye cut a plea deal back in March -- avoiding jail by agreeing to 24 months informal probation and 250 hours community service.
We're told Kanye has been chipping away at his hours by speaking at multiple colleges.
Still -- not a bad way to knock out community service ... and avoid wearing that unflattering orange vest ... it's so last season.
It Takes an Army ...
To Walk 30 Feet!
6/19/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez takes her security very seriously ... because today in New York, she strolled all of 30 feet flanked by a TEAM of security that acted like it was escorting the president.
JLo was leaving an office building Thursday afternoon when our photog tried to ask her about the anti-paparazzi clause in her divorce settlement with Marc Anthony.
But her team -- at least 3 bodyguards and 2 handlers -- had ALL sides (even that one) covered ... making it clear NO ONE gets close to JLo.
If her security acts like this all the time ... she won't need that clause.
Hey Everyone, Check Out
My Big Black Eye
6/11/2014 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brittny Gastineau wanted everyone to know ... she got a wicked black eye from someone or something.
Kim Kardashian's BFF showed up at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood Tuesday night -- the place to go if you want to be photographed by paparazzi. She went there with her mom, who told photogs, "You know, Angels, when they hit earth, it hurts a lot." But they weren't specific.
Now ... if you think they didn't go to Craig's to be photographed, think again, because earlier in the evening they went to Mr. Chow in Bev Hills, the other place in town where you are certain to get papped.
So we're left with this mystery -- who eats 2 dinners?
6/4/2014 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shelly Sterling was full-on mobbed by paparazzi as she left Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood Tuesday night ... and she was also epically photobombed by the girls from "Famous in 12."
Shelly has been low-profile since inking a deal last week to sell the L.A. Clippers. So it was a feeding frenzy outside the restaurant when Jameelah, Taliah and Maariyah Artiaga latched onto her like moths to a flame ... and it's hilarious.
The girls are part of a TMZ social experiment ... we moved their family to L.A. from a small town and we're giving them 12 weeks to scheme their way to fame. The show airs Tuesdays on the CW at 8 PM.
So far ... crazy.
'Get The F*** Outta Here!'
6/4/2014 5:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The always charming Donald Sterling ran a clinic on "How to Win Friends and Influence People" yesterday ... when a photog asked the disgraced Clippers owner how he was doing.
Sterling's response -- well, he basically told our guy to go F himself.
It's not like Donald's got a lot to be happy about these days -- his estranged wife sold his team, he's been banned for life from the NBA and he's being sued by an alleged former employee who claims D.S. subjected her to a bunch of offensive comments.
Hard to believe, right?!
Re-Enters the Danger Zone
Cool with Paparazzi
3/25/2014 9:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West was in his danger zone last night (LAX) .... surrounded by his greatest anger trigger (paparazzi) … but he went through without incident.
Ye and Kim Kardashian arrived at the airport and were met by a slew of paps. First, our guy asked if the couple had seen Seth Rogen's parody Vogue cover. A bunch of other questions were hurled, but Kanye stayed cool.
He really doesn't have an option. He's on probation in the LAX assault case and ordered to undergo anger management therapy.
But something else happened. Some random people screamed out his music sucks, and "make me rich!" Maybe they knew ... Kanye paid one of his assault victim's more than $250K for a smack to the face, so he established a going rate.
A Kelly Blue Book for assault. Who knew?
Pap to Kanye
I'm Taking Your Ass to Trial
3/19/2014 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West isn't out of the woods after striking a plea deal in the criminal case stemming from his photog attack last summer -- he's still facing a nasty civil lawsuit ... and we're told the pap is determined to take the rapper to trial.
Normally in civil situations involving celebs -- car accidents, fights, property damage, whatever -- the victim settles for a quick payday in exchange for dropping their lawsuit ... but not this time.
Sources close to photog Daniel Ramos -- who sued Yeezy for assault and battery after the LAX incident -- tell TMZ, Ramos is so confident in his case, he's refusing to settle for any amount of money ... he wants to go the whole nine with Kanye and bring his ass to court.
We're told a trial date has already been set in the case and Ramos is going full steam ahead -- no sign anywhere of a settlement agreement.
And get this -- we're told Ramos' attorney Gloria Allred has already sent Kanye notice for a deposition ... and you thought Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber were good.