Justin Bieber knows trouble and apparently likes it ... because he's back with Lil Twist.
Biebs and Twist made a turbulent exit from Playhouse in Hollywood Thursday night. There's good reason why Bieber was behind the wheel ... Twist has already racked up a DUI arrest while driving one of Justin's cars.
Justin's people almost strong-armed the singer into cutting ties with Twist after a series of incidents ... including Twist speeding on an L.A. Freeway which ended with someone getting killed -- when a photog was struck by a passing motorist.
Now Twist is bragging on his Instagram, "Just like... that we're bak."
Car Window Explodes ...
'We're Being Shot!'
10/17/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of our camera guys got Maria shortly after the accident ... and she told us shards of glass went flying everywhere because someone threw a friggin' TIRE IRON through the rear window.
The TV host was okay, but she explained how other passengers narrowly escaped serious injury.
Cops were on the scene ... but it's unclear if some tool threw the tool -- or if it was just road debris.
Blows Up Vintage Rolls-Royce
For Art's Sake
10/14/2014 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Celebrity photog Tyler Shields ... who once obliterated a $100K Birkin bag and called it art... just did something even CRAZIER ... he blew up a freakin' Rolls-Royce!
Shields tells us he parked a vintage Rolls Silver Shadow -- worth about $50K -- in the Mojave Desert north of LA over the weekend -- then detonated a massive explosion inside the car.
The blast blew parts of the whip sky high ... and Shields had cameras placed all around to record the whole thing.
Shields says he's dreamed of blowing up a Rolls ever since he was a kid.
Check out the slo-mo ... it's oddly beautiful.
Arrested for Vandalizing
His Ex's Car
10/13/2014 3:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Uncle Poodle was arrested Monday for allegedly vandalizing the car of his ex-boyfriend, but the love connection goes beyond just the two of them ... it's actually four people deep ... TMZ has learned.
Baldwin County Sheriff's officials tell us ... Poodle broke off a University of Georgia tag from the front of his ex's Dodge 1500 while it was parked last month in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Now get this ... the ex was with his current boyfriend at the time of the incident. The two witnessed Poodle and his current fiancé driving away after the deed ... and Poodle's fiancé used to date Poodle's ex's new boyfriend.
Anyway ... Poodle was picked up and charged with trespassing and held on $1,000 bond. His hearing was scheduled to be held Monday afternoon -- at the time of this post, he's still in custody.
Autographed Used Truck
Rakes In Big Money!
10/12/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Johnny Manziel still has the golden touch -- because his autographed used Nissan truck just sold for WAYYYY over market value ... TMZ Sports has learned.
As we previously reported, Manziel traded in his 2014 Nissan Titan SL earlier in the month at Airport Nissan of Cleveland -- and the dealership decided to put up for auction on eBay.
Now get this ... Edmunds lists value of the truck somewhere between $32k and $36k -- but Johnny's ride ended up hauling in $42,500!!
We spoke with Bernie Moreno, the owner of the dealership, who tells us the people who bought the truck are from Cleveland -- and are "HUGE Johnny Manziel fans" ... and their pumped about their new whip.
Wonder how much they'd pay for Brian Hoyer's truck?
Screw My Hummah
... This Little Car is Nice
10/11/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Arnold Schwarzenegger was trapped inside a tiny automobile Friday in Paris ... but fear not ... he didn't need the jaws of life to remove him from the vehicle -- he was actually enjoying himself.
Arnold hit up the Paris Motor Show and sat inside a Toyota i-ROAD ... the company's three-wheeled electric powered vehicle that seats two people in tandem.
It's a far cry from the giant whips Arnold famously tools around in back in the US of A.
Thanks, French Montana ...
For the Sweet Ride
10/8/2014 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of the Kardashian-Jenners is still getting good use out of the Jeep Wrangler Sahara French Montana bought Khloe K for her birthday ... it's just not Khloe, it's Kylie.
Kylie was spotted in the $50,000 whip while cruising around Calabasas -- and older sis, Kendall has also been driving it around town.
As TMZ previously reported, the SUV was part of French's 30th birthday gift to Khloe -- who's clearly no longer riding the gift. Or the gift giver.
Good thing Kylie's driving record is impeccable ...ish.
Melissa Joan Hart
Locked Her Keys in Her Car
... AND HER KID!!!
10/8/2014 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Without her magic powers, Melissa Joan Hart was forced to call AAA to unlock her car Tuesday afternoon ... and it was pretty urgent.
Melissa left her keys AND HER CHILD locked inside -- though it appears the toddler ... and the keys ... were rescued in time.
Where's Salem when you need him?
Lets His Girlfriend Drive
His Two Million Dollar Car!
10/6/2014 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Arnold Schwarzenegger looked pretty calm for a guy sitting in the passenger seat ... while his girlfriend Heather Milligan was in the driver's seat of his custom Bugatti Veyron sports car over the weekend.
No biggie. It's only worth around $2,000,000.
That is love. And it's also why people have insurance. Lots of it.
It Would Be Funny,
If It Wasn't So Sad
10/6/2014 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Your first reaction to watching Amanda Bynes ride a bicycle haphazardly through the streets of Manhattan might be to laugh ... but this is going to end badly unless she gets some help ... STAT.
Bynes was spotted this weekend riding a Citi Bike ... where she nearly took out a few pedestrians as she sloppily rode through a crosswalk. The video was shot right near Penn Station ... one of the more heavily trafficked parts of the city.
Early Monday morning, a Twitter account believed to belong to Bynes posted a photo of a lit cigarette that appears to be weed ... but Bynes loves to say how she doesn't smoke pot. And if you believe that, we have a bridge we'd like to sell you ...
As TMZ first reported, Bynes flew from L.A. to N.Y. on Friday and her behavior was all over the map. Amanda's friends all think Amanda needs help ... or else she might wind up in serious trouble.
Shocks Nanny with
Mostly Brand New Car!
10/1/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hooks up the Nanny ...
With a BRAND NEW CAR!!!
10/1/2014 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tyrese Gibson reduced a grown woman to tears -- surprising his longtime nanny with a sweet new ride!
TG handed over the keys to a black Audi sedan Monday ... totally shocking the woman a la Oprah -- and the video is pretty awesome. He says she's been taking care of his 7-year-old daughter Shayla most of her life ... so she's earned the bonus.
Toward the end of the clip there's a shot of her old car. We'll just say ... serious upgrade.
We just hope Tyrese learned from Oprah, and paid the taxes for her.
My Ex-Friend Is an Ungrateful Bastard ...
Who Ruined My Hummer!
9/30/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jermaine Dupri lavished his friend with a free place to live, a free car, free studio time and several other gifts ... and the guy repaid him by trashing his hummer and then having the audacity to sue him.
Dupri says Taddrick Mingo is a leach who did nothing but take, take take:
-- free recording studio time
-- 4 years free rent in a 2 bedroom condo
-- use of Dupri's Hummer
-- free computer
-- referrals so Mingo could get studio work
Jermaine says Mingo then turned around and sued him ... claiming he worked as Dupri's assistant but never got paid.
So now Dupri has fired back with his own lawsuit, claiming Mingo was NEVER his assistant. And Jermaine wants money for the financial beating he took when he sold the whip at a loss.
As for why Dupri showered Mingo with gifts over a period of years ... he never says.