Shaquille O'Neal's truck was booted ... for the second time.
And he reacted by choking the tow man ... for the second time.
Don't worry, Shaq didn't hurt the guy -- it was a playful choking -- and just like last time, the NBA great got off the hook without having to pay a cent.
It all went down in front the Instanblue Lounge in Georgia earlier this week where Shaq was hanging with friends ... and when he emerged, he noticed a guy putting a boot on his ride.
The booter is Spence Beck of ABS Booting -- who tells us just like last time, Shaq was super nice about the whole ordeal and explained that the whole thing was just a stupid mistake.
"The pay box is old-school, and Shaq didn't push his money through the slot all the way."
In the end, Spence says he pulled off the boot and let Shaq go ... and just like last time, the two made a video to remember the moment.
My 'Whale Wars' Boat
Has Been Seized!
8/30/2014 9:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Danish Navy is about to feel the wrath of Charlie Sheen ... because he tells TMZ they've illegally seized a boat he donated to Paul Watson and his boys over at "Whale Wars."
Sheen tells TMZ ... he purchased a 40-foot Zodiac, the BS Sheen, for Watson ... but it was seized late Saturday and perhaps even destroyed.
Sheen is understandably upset, but says he's proud a boat with his name has been out there doing good work. He vows, "This level of insidious and vicious corruption must be dealt with swiftly and harshly."
This calls for tiger's blood!
Flashes Injured Hand
After Motorcycle Accident
8/29/2014 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Beckham didn't walk away clean from that motorcycle accident after all -- we just saw him at LAX with his hand in a cast.
Becks held up his damaged right mitt as he walked into the terminal with his kids, and photogs asked how he was feeling after laying down his bike on Sunset Boulevard yesterday.
We broke the story ... Beckham was leaving a tattoo parlor when he swerved to avoid paparazzi, according to our Becks sources -- which explains why he didn't feel like saying much to paps about his cast.
The good news ... his face moneymaker looks unscathed.
Lays Down His Motorcycle
in the Middle of Sunset Strip
8/29/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Beckham is not perfect (SHOCKER!!!) ... he lost control of his motorcycle in the middle of Sunset Boulevard, but walked away unscathed.
Beckham was leaving the famous Shamrock Tattoo in West Hollywood Thursday when he lost control of his motorcycle -- a custom-built Super Vintage 93" Knuckle -- and tumbled off in the middle of the street.
We're told Beckham recruited a few friends from the tattoo parlor to help him roll it back to the store.
Sources close to Beckham tell TMZ the accident happened when he swerved to avoid the paparazzi.
Becks has a history with fender benders ... he crashed his Range Rover last year while pulling out of his Beverly Hills driveway.
NO CHUBBY DRIVERS IN INDY
... 'Only NASCAR'
8/29/2014 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
... this according to IndyCar stud Helio Castroneves.
You gotta watch this clip -- Helio is hilarious ... and picks a "Talladega Nights" style feud with NASCAR ...starting with their "beer bellies."
Jean Girard would be proud.
Arrested for DUI
Following Gnarly Car Crash
8/28/2014 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The good news: Nick Gordon walked away from a terrible car accident Thursday morning with no major injures. The bad news is ... he got arrested for DUI.
Law enforcement sources in Roswell, GA tell TMZ ... Gordon (who is married to Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina) lost control of his BMW, hit a curb, took out a fire hydrant and flipped his car upside down. We're told it finally came to a rest after sliding around 200 feet.
When cops arrived on scene, we're told they discovered Nick was driving on a suspended license and cops felt Gordon's behavior gave them probable cause to arrest him for DUI.
We're told police did not conduct a breathalyzer test, but they are seeking a warrant for a blood test.
Rear-Ended in West Hollywood
8/26/2014 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber just got rear-ended ... and it looks like a case of quien es mas macho.
Bieber was driving his red Ferrari in West Hollywood early Tuesday afternoon when he noticed a photog following him in a Prius.
We're told an annoyed Bieber slammed on his brakes and the photog crashed into him.
Bieber wasn't hurt, but he's pissed, tweeting, "We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana."
As for the cars ... the Ferrari was scratched ... nothing major. And let's face it ... who cares about the Prius.
Avoids Serious Injury
in Terrible Crash
8/26/2014 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of Paris Hilton, was involved in a major car crash over the weekend ... but TMZ has learned he emerged without any major injuries.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Hilton was driving in Palm Springs Saturday afternoon when he clipped the back of another car while trying to change lanes. CHP says his car then hit the rear of a tractor trailer before coming to a rest on the side of the road.
Police say paramedics had to use the ol' jaws of life to free Hilton from his car. As bad as that sounds, ours sources say Hilton suffered a fracture in his hand, a few cuts and bruises, but no major injuries.
According to the CHP, drugs and alcohol were not a factor, but Hilton was observed to be speeding before the crash. Police say before the crash, another driver called 911 to report Hilton's reckless driving and an officer tried to pull Hilton over, but lost sight of him.
This isn't Hilton's first major crash. Back in 2011, he smashed his car into a parked car while speeding down a residential street in Brentwood.
Million Dollar Shopping Spree
For 3 Cars!
8/23/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Petra Ecclestone just dropped a million bucks on 3 cars parked in the driveway of her massive L.A. mansion ... which seems odd for someone who's selling the place and moving to England, right?
Petra -- whose dad Bernie is a billionaire Formula One honcho and her hubby James Stunt who is also a billionaire -- is now the proud owner of a $600K Lamborghini Aventador convertible ... a $422K Rolls Royce Phantom ... and a Range Rover Autobiography that goes for $190K.
Celeb consultant Richie Rich hand delivered the wheels from Exotic Euro Cars.
TMZ broke the story ... Petra went to 5 L.A. realtors and told them she wanted to sell the crib for $110 million -- making it the biggest sale in L.A. history -- because she was going back to the UK.
But we're told she's now decided the estate is worth $150 million, so until she gets it she's staying put.
Illegally Drives Can-Am on Sidewalk
Almost Nails Disabled Woman
8/22/2014 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber took his Can-Am Spyder into Bev Hills Thursday ... and when traffic got too congested for his taste, he maneuvered it onto the sidewalk where he rode illegally ... almost hitting someone.
Watch the video closely ... you'll see Bieber comes off the sidewalk at an intersection, and comes close to creaming an elderly woman with a walker.
He clearly doesn't care ... because seconds later he's rocking out to music as he waits at a light.
BTW ... Bieber's on probation for the egg throwing incident, which means he's not allowed to violate any laws. Lucky for him ... no cops in sight.
The Great Parking Spot Challenge
8/20/2014 2:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
For the average driver, pulling out of a semi-tight parking spot is nothing exciting, but when it's Kylie Jenner (aka The World's Worst Driver) it makes for riveting video.
Jenner and a friend were leaving Urth Cafe in West Hollywood Tuesday, when she retrieved her infamous Range Rover from the valet ... which was left parked between two cars ... a Mercedes SUV and a Lamborghini.
Given Kylie's history of accidents, more accidents, and speeding ... it made for a very tense situation.
She's a LIAR
Claims Other Driver In Crash
8/18/2014 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kylie Jenner is full of BS by claiming she was rear-ended by a reckless driver Thursday ... because the other driver says she not only caused the crash but copped an attitude.
As we first reported ... the 17-year-old was driving her brand new Range Rover when -- according to her -- a woman swerved into her lane and rear-ended her.
But the woman's lawyer says what REALLY happened is that Kylie made an illegal U-ey with no warning and crashed into oncoming traffic.
The accident was so bad ... the lawyer -- Gary Daglian -- says his client's passenger ended up in the hospital.
And the lawyer goes on ... claiming Kylie was "aggressive" and tried to strong-arm his client into settling up for cash and NOT calling any cops or insurance companies. His client told Kylie to pound sand.
Beyonce and Jay Z
8/16/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The couple that go-kart's together, stays together ... so infer Jay Z and Beyonce.
Bey posted a series of pics on her website Friday showing her, Jay Z and Blue Ivy at a Torrance, CA indoor go-kart racing track.
Yonce and Hova are only together in one photo ... Jay is sitting in a go-kart behind his wife as she looks fierce in her driver's seat.