Chris Martin allegedly hit a photog with his jeep as he left a fancy Santa Monica restaurant, but there's something really odd about this one.
Chris and Gwyneth Paltrow went to Giorgio Baldi Restaurant with their 2 kids and all was fine, but on the way out a photog runs up to take their photo and says he was struck by their jeep. An ambulance was called and the pap was taken to the hospital.
Here's the weird thing. The photog who took pics of the accident was standing across the street. It's unclear why a cameraman would be so far away, because there was a clear shot of the family from the restaurant side ... right on the sidewalk. In fact, 3 other photogs were perched right there.
We've never seen a photog take pics from across that street ... so, as we said, it's weird he's the one who got shots of the accident. Also, he and the guy who allegedly got hit have worked together.
And as the injured photog is taken away on a stretcher, he's looking directly into the camera.
The Pap Suing Me is Lame
Play With Fire ... Get Burned!
1/26/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If you stand in front of a moving car, you're gonna get hit -- which is Justin Bieber's defense in a lawsuit filed by a photog he mowed down.
Bieber was sued last year by Walter Lee, who claims Biebs struck him in 2013 as he left a comedy club on Sunset Boulevard.
Bieber claims Lee deliberately stood in front of the moving vehicle so TS.
Bieber also doubts Lee was actually hurt. As TMZ first reported, despite claiming serious injuries Lee filmed Bieber just a few days after filing his lawsuit.
Bieber wants the case tossed out and if the judge wants to award him court costs, that would be swell.
Pap Doesn't Want Jury to Hear
I Also Pissed Off Britney!
1/24/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West has no right to tell a jury the photog who's suing him is the very same guy who Britney Spears famously attacked with an umbrella ... at least that's what the photog is banking on.
Daniel Ramos is suing Kanye for the 2013 LAX attack. Kanye pled no contest to misdemeanor battery, but now Ramos is suing him.
Kanye wants to prove to the jury Ramos is a bad guy ... not only because of the 2007 umbrella incident, but also because he was so gross he tried selling the umbrella and the truck she struck.
But Ramos has filed legal docs asking the judge to exclude evidence of his Britney hijinks, saying it has nothing to do with the LAX attack and it would unfairly turn the jury against him.
Ramos also wants the judge to exclude evidence that he actually made a pretty penny off the video he shot as Kanye went after him.
It's kinda like having your cake ...
Cameron Diaz Wedding
The Whole Klan Showed Up
1/6/2015 10:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It looks like a KKK rally, but it's actually a clumsily designed shroud to protect famous bride Cameron Diaz from the paparazzi.
Multiple pics were taken by various photogs of the backyard scene. Cameron and Benji Madden didn't want their entrance captured by outsiders, so 4 people carried the contraption to the altar, with the bride safely tucked inside.
Unclear if the big reveal will be in a magazine, but we're betting that's the case.
Friendly advice ... a chuppa would have done nicely.
After LAX Melee
1/4/2015 7:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Olivier Martinez is the named suspect in a battery investigation after things got out of control at LAX ... TMZ has learned.
We're told Olivier, Halle Berry, 6-year-old Nahla and 1-year-old Maceo arrived at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at 1:45 Sunday afternoon. According to LAX Airport Police, the photogs got too close to the family.
An airport employee was also in the crowd, though it's unclear if he too was trying to snap a pic. Cops say Olivier was holding an empty car seat and allegedly shoved it against the employee, causing him to fall backward.
The employee was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital. We're told he complained of abdominal pain. He's filed a battery report.
We just got video of the incident.
George Clooney to Photogs
You Get Your Shot
And I'll Promote Mine
12/23/2014 8:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Step 1 -- Take care of business in L.A. by railing on Sony for caving to the hackers.
Step 2 -- Go to Los Cabos, Mexico with new wife Amal Alamuddin, Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford.
Step 3 -- Have lunch outside with an unmistakable promotion for your tequila ... so when you get papped it's actually good for business.
Step 4 -- Revel that you're George Clooney and no one else is.
Justin Bieber Photog
I'm Not a Witch, Hag, or a Whore!!
Despite My Nickname
11/17/2014 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There were no spells cast on Justin Bieber during his violent face-off with a paparazzo -- and the photog wants to make that crystal clear when he takes Bieber to court.
Sounds strange, but the pap -- Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran -- just filed docs requesting his nickname be left out of the trial. He's accusing Bieber of assaulting him back in May, 2012 at the Calabasas Commons.
Duran's nickname is "Bruja" -- a Spanish handle loosely translated to ... witch, hag or sorceress. According to Bruja's attorney, the nickname relates somehow to his appearance -- but there's no evidence he actually "practices witchcraft."
Glad that's cleared up.
One other translation of "Bruja" is ... whore. The docs make no specific denial of that word.
11/15/2014 2:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlize Theron can play with her 2 year-old son without fear of hikers who jump to conclusions ... at least when she does it in the middle of Los Angeles.
The Oscar winning mom was out with BF Sean Penn yucking it up in front of the paparazzi.
We broke the story ... a hiker called 911 after hearing Jackson's screaming mid-temper tantrum Friday. Cops quickly realized the kid was fine and it was a false alarm.
This time there were only screams of joy.
Don't Ask Me About Kim Kardashian
... Flips Out on Photog!
11/9/2014 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brody Jenner just went nuclear on a photog for asking a polite question about his stepsister.
It all went down at Sydney Airport after Brody arrived to a surprising amount of fanfare -- but when the photog asked him what Kim Kardashian thought of Australia ... Brody WENT OFF!
Brody rushed toward the paparazzo, but stopped short of taking him down. The outburst makes it seem like he's got a serious grudge against someone. On the surface, it might appear that he and Kim don't get along, especially cause he didn't go to her wedding -- but did attend the wedding of her ex-BF Reggie Bush.
But the more likely scenario is that Brody feels like he has his own life and is not living in the shadow of anyone else. He's also pissed off at paparazzi who ask questions about other members of his family ... namely Bruce Jenner.
Threatened Female Pap ...
'I Got a Bitch to Beat Your Ass' [Video]
11/2/2014 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight menacingly got in the face of a female photographer and repeatedly called her a "bitch" moments before he and Katt Williams allegedly tried to snatch her camera ... and we have video of the run-in.
This is the first video of the Sept. 5 Beverly Hills incident that got Suge and Katt arrested for robbery last week. The clip starts with Suge going after a male paparazzo, but then he starts berating the chick pap from a distance -- accusing her of taking pictures of his son.
Then it gets real scary. All 6'4" of Suge marches over to her, and unleashes the threat ... "I got a bitch to come beat your motherf***in' ass!"
It's interesting -- as we first told you ... Katt Williams denies laying a hand on the photog, but does say a female companion of his intervened because the pap was taking shots of Suge's young son.
Katt Williams never appears in the video.
Dope Sweatshirt Sells Out After Pap Photo
11/1/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West can move product ... and he proved that with a single push of a button Thursday ... and a marijuana-fueled clothing company is reaping the benefits.
The always fashion-conscious Yeezus became a Pied Piper of sorts with the pic he snapped of a pap wearing a sweet sweaty. The manufacturer -- D9 Reserve -- instantly sold out ... more than 300 sweatshirts at $135 a pop. That's a cool $40K.
D9 is big in the weed scene, promoting pot in its fashions.
As for the sweatshirt, the company does not plan to restock, which will make the 300 instant classics.
I'mma Let You Pose For MY Pics
... That Sweatshirt is Dope
10/30/2014 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West doesn't fraternize with photogs ... but when one of the guys snapping his pics is wearing a dope sweatshirt -- Yeezus changes his tune.
Mr. West was catching a cab Wednesday in New York City when one of the photogs caught Kanye's eye ... his fashion eye.
Kanye put his trip on pause and snapped a few pics of the sweatshirt.
But maybe the most puzzling thing ... why is Kanye taking a Yellow Cab?
Suge and I Did Nothing Wrong …
We Were Protecting a Kid!
10/30/2014 5:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katt Williams says he and Suge Knight were falsely arrested because they were not trying to steal a camera ... they were trying to protect a 5-year-old child from an unethical photographer.
Katt talked to our photog hours after his release Wednesday in Malibu ... he's characteristically cryptic ... but it seems he's saying he and Suge saw the alleged victim shooting a 5-year-old who was alone in an alley and suggested the photog was doing something inappropriate.
According to Katt ... the female photog said she would erase the video but then booked it, so they gave chase. And, he says they never took the camera.