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'Friends' Reunion

Now We Know Why Jennifer's

Stuck in Second Gear

7/17/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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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.

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Kylie Jenner

I Got 2 Tickets to Ride

7/15/2014 10:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kylie Jenner
has broken the law AGAIN behind the wheel of her Mercedes.

Kylie was pulled over on the 101 Freeway Monday after cops noticed she was driving her G-Wagon with tinted windows.  The CHP officer looked inside and saw the 16-year-old was driving with a friend.  
Here's the problem.  There's a law in California ... a new driver who is 16 can't have a teenager as a passenger unless there's also an adult 25 or over who is accompanying them.

So Kylie got 2 tickets -- one for tinted windows and the other for driving with a teen -- which add to her vehicular hijinks.  She crashed the same SUV last August, 18 days after she got her license.  And she also got a ticket allegedly for speeding in January.

They need that reality show to pay her insurance premium.

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Chris Brown

My Lambo's Got the Blues ...

Even Though I Rep Bloods

7/15/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0712-chris-brown-blue-lambo-JCCUSTOMS-01Chris Brown loves throwing up Bloods gang signs, but you can't tell by looking at his ride -- he just dropped $10,000 to turn his Lambo ... BLUE!

Chris hit up JC Customz in Bellflower, CA shortly after being released from jail to get a fresh new look for his 2013 Lamborghini Aventador. It's not quite Crips blue ... in fact we're told it's a custom shade called Sky Blue.

The car -- which was previously designed to look like a Nike Air Foamposite Camo sneaker -- had to be totally stripped down during the month-long process, repainted, and then put back together ... according to the shop.

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It's no secret Chris likes to design his exotic cars with cool looks ... check out his other creations. 

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Blac Chyna

Cops Impounded

My $300k Ride

7/14/2014 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0713-blac-chyna-X17-02Tyga's baby mama has some 'splaining to do ... because Sunday in Malibu she got their Rolls-Royce Phantom impounded -- for a really dumb reason.

Law enforcement sources tell us Blac Chyna was pulled over after cops got complaints a matte black Rollie was being driven erratically ... and since there aren't too many of those $300k whips toolin' around, they quickly found Chyna and pulled her over.

That's when the real trouble began ... during the stop, cops ran BC's plates -- she was driving without a license, so they impounded the vehicle -- and will only release it to a licensed driver.

Better hit up the DMV, stat.

'Fast & Furious 7'

Racing Scene SCRAPPED

We Can't Tolerate Another Death

7/11/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A critical scene for the upcoming "Fast & Furious 7" came to a screeching halt Thursday ... after studio suits pulled the plug because it was just too dangerous ... too risky.

Sources connected with the production tell TMZ ... the shoot was being prepped at the Willow Springs International Raceway near Palmdale -- 45 minutes from where Paul Walker tragically died.

Members of the crew tell TMZ ... producers brought in drivers who are "authentic street racers" for the scene, where a souped-up yellow Chevelle races another car and dramatically pops a wheelie, as bystanders stand right by the track and cheer.  A similar scene appeared in the first F&F.

The scene was being prepped for several days. Vin Diesel and other stars were there.   But just before filming, we're told the suits from Universal abruptly cancelled the shoot, saying it was too dangerous.

Someone who was at the track tells TMZ ... a person from the production told some staffers they couldn't get the proper insurance to shoot the race.

But the word circulating among the staff is that they are extremely cautious because of what happened to the star of their movie.  They believe a second crash -- even though Paul's was not film-related -- could jeopardize the entire franchise.

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Justin Bieber

Chick-fil-A Run After Plea

Chicken With Your Anger Management, Sir?

7/10/2014 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Justin Bieber is not allowed to get angry anymore ... but he has no problem getting other people angry ... by cruising into a restaurant that has become synonymous with homophobia ... in a really ugly car we might add.

Justin -- who just copped a plea deal in the egging case by promising to deal with his anger issues by attending classes -- celebrated by going to Chick-fil-A in Hollywood in his custom cheetah print Audi R8. 

Everyone thought Justin outgrew the whip a year ago ... that's the last time we spotted it ... get it.

So now we know ... a leopard and an Audi can't change it's spots ... we'll see if Justin can.
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Katt Williams

I Was Set Up

In Rolls-Royce Rear Ender

7/9/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Katt Williams and cars on PCH are bad news this week -- the comedian crashed his Rolls-Royce into a car-full of people he says taunted him and cut him off in traffic ... and Katt claims they caused the accident on purpose.

Katt tells us ... he was driving on PCH Monday night when a beat up Honda pulled up alongside him and started taking cell phone pics, and as he put it, "talking s*** and trying to start a fight."

According to Katt ... the Honda swerved in front of him ... forcing him to slam on the brakes.  Katt says he couldn't stop in time and the Rolls rear ended the lesser car.  He's convinced the Honda people were looking for a payday.

Cops tell us the Honda driver was taken to the hospital with minor back injuries.

The Honda driver accused Katt of speeding ... but cops didn't buy it. They tell us they believe Katt -- who found more trouble on PCH 24 hours later.

We broke the story ... Tuesday evening Katt's security guard tased a guy who kicked Katt's car.

'Californication' Star

Smashes Car on Sunset Blvd.

7/6/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Californication" star Madeline Zima smashed her car into another vehicle on Sunset Blvd. Saturday night. 

Madeline rear-ended another car in West Hollywood.  It was bad enough that Zima's car had to be towed. 

No injuries to speak of.

Madeline's friends consoled her -- she was clearly shaken up. Our photog asked her what happened ... but the 28-year old wasn't in the mood to talk.  Maybe that was wise ... right to remain silent and all that.

USEFUL TIDBIT:  If you rear-end another car, you're pretty much screwed.  No defense.

Justin Bieber

FAA Clears Singer

In Weed Flight

7/4/2014 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber got a big break ... despite the fact that he and his buds turned a private jet into a hotbox during a flight to the Super Bowl ... the FAA has cleared the singer after an investigation.

As TMZ previously reported ... the plane was stopped after it arrived at Teterboro airport in New Jersey because of a strong odor of pot coming from the plane.

Nonetheless the FAA determined neither Biebs nor any of the other passengers interfered with the flight crew ... so case closed.

That doesn't mean Bieber won't be stopped by U.S. Customs the next time he flies to the U.S. from another country.  Because of his criminal cases ... we're told Biebs will very like be grilled the way he was during that Super Bowl trip ... grilled for hours before being allowed to leave.

Foreigner & Styx

Domo Arigato Firefighters

For Saving Torched Buses

7/4/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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These are the Best of Times for Philly firefighters ... because Jukebox Heroes Foreigner and Styx just dumped a bunch of cash on the real-life heroes who saved their tour buses from some Unusual Heat.

No Head Games here ... the '70s and '80s rock Renegades performed Thursday night in Camden, NJ -- and decided to say thanks to the Blue Collar Man.

A rep for Styx tells us both bands decided to donate all the proceeds from their CD sales at the show to the Philadelphia Fire Department's Local #22 Widow Fund.

Of course, the Hot Blooded firefighters made an Urgent response Wednesday when flames engulfed two tour buses -- yes, two ... no Double Vision.

So, if you Want to Know What Love Is -- there ya go, firefighters. And you too, Mr. Roboto.

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I'm On a Boat, Bitch!

7/3/2014 6:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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 has some gall ... having a better 4th than just about any true American ... knocking back a few cold ones on an enormous yacht.

Biebs ... was off the coast of Miami Beach -- shirtless of course -- drinking a frosty Corona on the bow of his rented luxury vessel.

Last time the pop star was in Miami Beach he was busted for DUI ... so this is a safe move unless Biebs takes the helm.

Enjoy your sparklers and frozen hot dogs this weekend.  

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Styx & Foreigner

Tour Buses Go Up in Flames

7/2/2014 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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-- Reps for the bands tell us ... no one lost any equipment or personal belongings in the fire ... the bands are on a three day break and everyone had taken most of their things off the buses.
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Two tour buses for a Styx and Foreigner concert turned into vehicular torches early Wednesday afternoon in Philly ... TMZ has learned. 

It's unclear how the fire started, but we're told one bus went up in flames ... and the fire spread to the second vehicle. 

The buses were parked and NOT occupied when they caught fire. We're told the buses are "crew buses" and not "band buses." 

The bands are scheduled to perform together Thursday in New Jersey.  

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In case you don't remember Styx -- you should be ashamed of yourself -- they had a bunch of hits including "Babe," "Renegade," "Mr. Roboto" and "Come Sail Away."

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As for the concert, the show presumably will go on.

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Peter Fonda

Screw the Purists

I'm Gonna Ride Electric Harley Cross-Country

7/1/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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062914_peter_fonda_launchHarley-Davidson's new electric motorcycle just got a thumbs up from one of their most famous hog hounds ... Peter Fonda -- who says he's planning to ride one coast-to-coast.

Peter raved about the bike and then gave us tips on how to ride a chopper across the country ... which states are the best and where to stay.

Peter's a big movie star, but he's not a Four Seasons kind of guy.

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