Talk about worst timing ever -- Aaron Paul's badass vintage ride OVERHEATED Thursday night outside the Hollywood premiere for "Need for Speed" ... a movie that's supposed to be about gearhead street racers ... you know, car experts.
The video is pretty fantastic -- Aaron handles the whole situation like a boss, laughing his ass off as steam billows out of his engine just feet away from the red carpet. His wife on the other hand ... she doesn't take it so well.
FYI, the car is a 1969 Ford Torino GT. Jesse Pinkman would approve.
Calle 13 Rapper
Destroys Own Maserati with a Baseball Bat
Wealth Is Killing Hip Hop
3/6/2014 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Calle 13 rapper René Pérez Joglar is leading the charge against conspicuous consumption in the hip hop world -- he just beat his own Maserati to pieces and drove it off a cliff ... all to prove the point that money is killing music.
René pulled off the stunt for his new music video "Adentro" -- and if that wasn't cool enough ... baseball legend Willie Mays actually hands him the bat.
Rene tells us, "I bought the Maserati because I myself fell victim to the stereotypes. I thought that once I had a nice house and a nice car that meant I had made it in the entertainment industry."
He adds, "When I started using the car, it made me feel uncomfortable owning it ... because I realized that the car stood for everything that is wrong with society ... Material goods aren't what makes life worthwhile."
Arresting DUI Cop ...
More Evidence of LIES
3/6/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Miami Beach cop who says he saw Justin Bieber drag racing before his DUI arrest may have been caught in a BIG FAT LIE ... because the GPS results from the cop's car shows normal speed.
TMZ has obtained the GPS readout during the 4 AM hour on January 23. Bieber was stopped at 4:11 AM. The cop claims he saw Bieber drag racing rapper Khalil at speeds between 55 and 60.
Now here's the problem. According to the GPS readout on the cop car ... it was going 11 MPH at the 2600 block of Pine Tree Dr. ... which is where the cop says he first spotted the singer in the Lambo.
The cop accelerated from 11 to 31 MPH in a single block but stayed between 30 and 40 for 3 blocks.
The GPS readout shows the cop car accelerated to 46 and then 49 ... but that's the FASTEST it went.
Now this is significant ... at the 3700 block of Pine Tree ... the cop car had slowed down to 31 MPH. This street is critical because according to the cop it was smack in the middle of the drag race. And get this ... we already broke the story that Bieber's GPS shows he was going 27 MPH on that block.
So the question ... where the hell is the drag race? Remember, the other cop on scene may have lied about smelling alcohol on Bieber's breath ... fact is, the singer registered a .014.
The GPS makes the case against Bieber VERY shaky because it calls the arresting officer's credibility into question. We're told Khalil's lawyer, Bradford Cohen, is going to attack the cop's credibility. Khalil was also busted for DUI.
Aint' No Fun
If the Hoochies Can't Have None
3/5/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Terrell Owens & Tony Hawk
Appear in Mystery Hover Board Spot
3/4/2014 1:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Terrell Owens and Tony Hawk are messing with some serious emotions -- appearing in a commercial for a "Back to the Future" style hover board ... that's obviously some sort of joke.
But it's not just T.O. and T.H.who appear in the video -- Doc Brown himself, Chistopher Lloyd, is also in on the rouse ... along with Moby and actress Agnes Bruckner.
So far, it's unclear who's behind the video -- but it's pretty clear it's part of some kind of viral marketing campaign.
There have been rumors about a real-life hover board for decades.
Hopefully, whatever this is, helps move those plans along.
Pulls Pack of Chicks with Sick Maybach
(And Brags About It)
3/4/2014 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tyga's $2 million luxury car made him the Pied Piper of thirsty chicks outside a nightclub last night ... and the video is awesome!
Tyga couldn't resist bragging about his customized Maybach 62 S Landaulet outside DBA nightclub in West Hollywood -- yelling, "$2 million car n***a!"
He added a jab at Birdman too ... for only dropping $1.5 mil on a similar ride.
But money aside ... the best part of the clip is watching the crowd of hot babes following Tyga and his Maybach out of the parking lot -- one of 'em desperately trying to give him her number.
Frankly, we can't understand why Tyga would ever get out of this car.
How to Guilt a Jet Company
Into a Freebie
3/4/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There's a reason the Dalai Lama preaches against people seeking riches ... he doesn't have to because he gets lots of freebies ... and not without a dose of guilt.
Dalai's camp tried to squeeze a private jet company into giving him a free jet ride or at the very least a STEEP discount.
Here's what we know. The Dalai Lama was in L.A. last Friday and needed to fly to Minneapolis. His people contacted ZephyrJets to book a flight.
Dalai's people sent an email to ZephyrJets, saying another jet company flew their leader from San Francisco to L.A. gratis, and they wanted to see what Zephyr could do for them on the next leg.
The email says they were asking "a few friends" if they could get a jet for free, but they wanted a backup plan in case the friends didn't come through. They made it clear they didn't want to pay the $44K price tag.
In another email -- sent before their freebie pitch -- Dalai's people greased the wheels with Zephyr by playing the Lama card: "Yes the Dalai Lama will be very grateful."
We don't know how the Dalai Lama got to Minneapolis or what, if anything he shelled out. But it sounds like it was a divine flight.
I Got the Fried Chicken Treatment
3/3/2014 1:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Clinton Portis was expecting a fancy town car to take him to the airport this morning -- instead, he got a '99 Honda Civic and a driver who wouldn't put down a bucket of fried chicken ... so, of course, he took pics.
The former Pro-Bowl running back was out in Charlotte, NC on business -- and got hooked up with a car service that was supposed to take the VIP back to the airport in style.
Instead, Portis tells TMZ Sports ... "A 75 year old woman pulled up in a black 99' Civic, and there's two baby seats in the back."
"I put my bag on the baby seat and I got in the front. The lady was eating Bojangles [chicken]. I said 'this gotta be a prank."
It was no prank. This chicken-chowing chauffeur then asked Portis if HE knew the way to the airport. Not a good sign.
"We were at a red light and she punched the gas. We spun out. I couldn't stop laughing."
Portis eventually made it to the airport but said everyone was staring when he climbed out of the car.
"I tried to tip her, but she declined," he tells us.
Nearly Hits Paris Pedestrians
We Gonna Run This Town ... Over
3/3/2014 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rihanna was in a real hurry to dinner Friday night in Paris -- not only did she get a police escort to the restaurant ... her car nearly ran over a crowd of pedestrians in the process.
You can see it all in the video -- Rihanna's police escort breezes through a crosswalk ... and several pedestrians try to cross the street behind it ... but Rihanna's car cuts them off. It's a really close call.
Thankfully, Rihanna made it to dinner in one piece. (FYI, the restaurant's called Farnesina.)
Now shut up and drive.
Sure, I'll Sing Happy Birthday
To Birdman's Filthy Rich Daughter
3/3/2014 10:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
12:48 PM PT -- We just got the FULL birthday wish video ... Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mack Maine, Bow Wow, and DJ Khaled are in it too. Pretty cool.
Justin Bieber now does BIRTHDAYS -- at least for the filthy rich daughters of millionaire rap executives -- and we got video proof ... the Biebs singing for Birdman's little girl at her over-the-top sweet sixteen this weekend.
Bria Williams celebrated the big 1-6 at The Bath Club in Miami Beach Saturday night -- a Paris-themed bash replete with a Bugatti'd out arrival, a "glitter" carpet entrance, a giant cake ... and her big present, a matte black Mercedes G-Class.
But the real highlight -- Bieber sent her a "happy birthday" video ... which was played in the middle of the party.
It's a nice gesture ... but don't count on Bieber sending you one if you're not worth at least $100 million.
Paul McCartney & Dave Grohl
Bodyguard Means Business
I'll Use My STUN GUN!
3/3/2014 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Protecting Sir Paul McCartney is no laughing matter -- and last night his bodyguard threatened to open a major can of whoopass on photogs ... in the form of a stun gun.
The altercation went down right after Sir Paul and Dave Grohl were wrapping up a double date for dinner at Crossroads restaurant.
McCartney was stepping into his chauffeur driven ride ... and the bodyguard clearly thought the paparazzi were getting a little too close, 'cause he barked out ... "Don't make me use my stun gun!"
Watch the vid ... the bodyguard may have overreacted -- but he sounds like he means it.
On Smashed Ferrari:
'That Was Just Me Venting'
2/28/2014 7:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com
Richie Incognito says he decided to take a baseball bat to his Ferrari to "vent" ... explaining, "That was self expression, that's a piece of art."
Incognito finally talked about the photos posted by TMZ Sports to Fox10 in Phoenix ... and why he wouldn't explain what set him off and triggered him to go all smashy smashy to his ride, he now says he wants to get rid of it.
"The happiest day of my life was when I got that car and now the second happiest day will be when I donate it to charity."
Richie says he now wants to focus on relaxing ... and taking his father and brother to baseball games.
As for the Ferrari, Incognito says the profits from the sale will be donated to charity ... but so far, he hasn't decided which one he'll donate to.
Smashed Ferrari Himself
... Cops Say
2/27/2014 8:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Richie Incognito SMASHED HIS OWN FERRARI with a baseball bat ... at least, that's what he told police this morning ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We broke the story ... neighbor's noticed someone had taken a bat to the front of the Richie's black Ferrari in front of his home in AZ yesterday.
Now, the Scottsdale Police Department tells us ... they spoke with Richie early this morning and he admitted he took the bat to his own car.
Clearly, Incognito was pissed about something ... but we don't know what set him off.
We reached out to Richie's people for comment -- so far, no word back.