Justin Bieber was caught speeding in the valley and it's cost him thousands ... which is just how he planned it.
Biebs was down for a little late night go-kart action Wednesday night for a bud's b-day ... and dropped a few grand for an after-hours, all-access adrenaline session at MB2 Raceway.
We're told ... JB arrived with a dozen friends -- including Hailey Baldwin. We're told he dropped $2,700 ... the cost of burning rubber for 2 hours.
The staff gladly stuck around ... Justin threw them an extra $500.
Go Biebs Racer ... Go!
Uber Says Sorry, Bro ...
You Get Screwed by Price Boost Too
12/18/2014 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hey, Justin Verlander ... SUCK IT UP -- that's what Uber is telling the Detroit Tigers ace after he bitched to the world about holiday price surges -- and threatened to jump to the competition.
Verlander fired the first salvo with his Instagram post ... "@Uber I used to love you and now your ridiculous surge charges are causing me to take my talents elsewhere. #lyft."
Now, Uber is responding, telling Verlander ... "Surge pricing encourages drivers to get on the road when demand is high. As soon as things even out, pricing will lower." In other words: too bad, so sad.
They didn't even mention the fact JV is it he middle of a 7-year, $180 million contract -- and is probably the last person who should be complaining about a little extra coinage.
AND he gets to ride Kate Upton -- and therefore wins ... no matter what.
Teen Mom Star Ryan Edwards
Severe Bleeding After Head-On Crash
12/13/2014 12:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Teen Mom" star Ryan Edwards was involved in a scary car crash Friday in Tennessee that left him bloody on the side of the road -- and despite the gory scene ... he managed to avoid any major injuries.
Chattanooga PD officials tell TMZ ... 2 vehicles crashed into each other head-on last night -- and right now the cause is still under investigation.
However multiple witness tells us they saw Ryan swerve across double yellow lines -- while apparently speeding -- and smash into another woman's vehicle.
The other driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Ryan refused ... instead opting to have a friend pick him up at the crash site.
Sued Over Head-On Collision
.. After Bieber Rescued His Kids
12/11/2014 12:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather is being sued over a frightening head-on collision involving his kids -- and Justin Bieber -- even though the boxer was on a red carpet when the accident went down.
We broke the story ... Floyd's kids were in a vehicle that slammed into another car in L.A. back in June while Floyd was at the BET Awards. Justin Bieber happened to be in the area at the time of the crash and rushed to the scene to comfort Floyd's kids.
Now, we've learned ... the other driver says he was seriously injured in the wreck and is suing Floyd ... claiming the man behind the wheel of Floyd's car was driving like a complete maniac that day.
And get this ... according to the suit, Floyd's driver is a FAMOUS BOXER -- J'Leon Love -- who trains out of the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas. Love is also being sued.
According to the suit, Love was tearing through the streets at speeds of more than 100 MPH while weaving in and out of traffic.
The man behind the suit, Peter Park, claims he suffered injuries to his head, neck, collarbone, foot and ankle. Park claims his passenger was also injured.
Park is suing for unspecified damages. Calls to Love and Mayweather have not been returned.
MLB Star Yoenis Cespedes
My New Lambo ...
12/11/2014 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
MLB star Yoenis Cespedes was just traded from the Red Sox to the Tigers ... and if he wants, he can drive to Detroit in style ... IN HIS NEW FIRE-BREATHING LAMBORGHINI!!
As we previously reported, Cespedes bought the $500k Aventador earlier this year ... and dropped it off at The Auto Firm in Miami where Alex Vega promised to pimp the hell out of it.
Well, he did ... giving the car a special Avorza blue metallic paint job, a custom sound system, Avorza AV3 forged wheels ... and oh yeah, AN EXHAUST THAT SPITS FLAMES!!!
We got footage showing Cespedes at the moment he saw his new upgraded whip ... and he was STOKED!!!
Check out the footage ... which also shows the mobile flame-thrower in action!!!
Cam Newton's Truck
12/10/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ Sports has obtained new pics of Cam Newton's truck -- which show just how bad it was banged up in Tuesday's wreck.
After the collision, which occurred right near Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, Cam's Dodge Ram 1500 truck was hauled to a nearby tow yard.
Sources tell us the truck sustained so much damage from the rollover crash, it's considered a total loss.
It's fortunate Newton didn't have a passenger in the car -- because as you can see in the photo, the roof on the front passenger side caved in when it rolled over. Witnesses say the car rolled at least 2 times.
The truck was not your average Dodge Ram -- we're told it was pimped out especially for Cam ... with a custom lift job and other cool features.
Of course, Newton walked away with only minor fractures in his back -- but he's gotta be bummed to lose the ride.
Fractured Back In Car Wreck
12/9/2014 9:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
12:31 PM PT -- Cam suffered two "transverse fractures" in his lower back and will remain in the hospital overnight ... according to the Carolina Panthers.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was hospitalized after his truck was flipped over in a car wreck Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Officials say two cars were involved in the wreck ... Cam's truck and a sedan ... which collided on a bridge right in front of Bank of America Stadium where the Panthers play.
Cam was seen on his back on the side of the bridge where the accident took place ... grimacing in pain. Several people were seen tending to the 25-year-old QB.
We're told Cam kept trying to stand up after the accident ... but couldn't ... and eventually relented and waited for help to arrive.
Multiple emergency vehicles raced to the scene. Cam reportedly told paramedics he did NOT want to be transported to the hospital ... but eventually gave in.
He was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance which rushed him to a nearby hospital.
As for the condition of the other driver, officials tell us the person was also transported to the hospital -- but did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.
A witness at the scene tells TMZ Sports ... Newton was "t-boned" from the left side, swerved, and then flipped over.
The witness says he observed Cam crawling out of the back window of the truck ... he walked over to the curb and laid down.
The witness says, "Cam didn't blow any lights or stop signs" and believes Cam had the right of way through the intersection where he was struck.
Story developing ...
MLB Star Pablo Sandoval
On Pimp'd Out Range Rover
12/7/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pablo Sandoval's sick car collection just got $200,000 sicker ... 'cause the S.F. Giants super star just tricked out his brand new Range Rover ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
Sandoval took his '14 Avorza Range Rover Sport to The Auto Firm in Miami ... where they hooked it up with a Lumma wide body kit and 22-inch Avorza AV7 rims.
We spoke with Auto Firm honcho Alex Vega -- who's done work for stars like Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez -- who tells us Sandoval owns several Range Rovers ... but wanted this one to stand out.
Check out the clip of Sandoval seeing his ride for the first time -- you can tell he's fired up ... and says it's his "favorite" of all his whips.
Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green
Hit by Drunk Driver
12/5/2014 4:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green had a rough Thursday night, when they were sideswiped near Mulholland Drive by a drunk driver.
We're told Brian was driving a Range Rover at 9:30 PM when a Mini Cooper going in the opposite direction crossed over the yellow line and somewhat violently sideswiped them ... enough to blow a tire. The Mini Cooper spun around and eventually stopped.
Brian called the cops, they came and arrested the Mini driver. Our law enforcement sources say the 35-year-old guy was twice the legal limit.
Megan and Brian were not hurt.
Giant Douchemobile Attracts Chicks ...
But Also Cops
12/4/2014 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Most Interesting Man on Instagram got nailed by cops who found Dan Bilzerian's tricked out 6x6 off-road truck a little too interesting to be street legal.
Bilzerian got pulled over by a LA. County Sheriff's deputy the other day ... on his way to catch a private jet to Miami for Art Basel. The ticket? DWD -- driving while douchey.
Okay, that's not entirely accurate -- he was actually nailed for having off-road lighting on his massive customized Mercedes G Wagon ... which is a no-no when driving ON roads.
We're told it's a $300 fix-it ticket -- and we're pretty sure Dan will pay that everyday. As long as the SUV (a BRABUS B63S 6x6 700) keeps helping him pull chicks like it did in Hollywood the other night.
'The Fosters' Star
Jake T. Austin Beats
Hit and Run Rap
12/4/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"The Fosters" star Jake T. Austin was found NOT GUILTY in his criminal hit and run case ... and he didn't even have to show up in court.
Austin was charged with hitting 3 parked cars in November 2013, and then fleeing the scene. Witnesses say before leaving they saw him chuck a Ciroc vodka bottle out of the car and order an Uber to leave before cops arrived.
But the judge who heard the case concluded even though he fled he reported the incident to cops within a reasonable time.
Translation -- IF he was drinking, he couldn't be charged with DUI because cops never encountered him and by reporting the accident he protected himself from a hit and run conviction.
Wonder if Uber was his first or second call after the crash.
I'm So Broke
I'm Selling My Car Tires
12/3/2014 10:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino -- who was once rolling in cash -- is now so desperate for money he's literally selling the tires off his car.
Sitch is auctioning off the custom wheels on his Ferrari on eBay. There's a good reason he needs the money ... he owes millions in taxes and is being criminally prosecuted for tax fraud.
Under the category "every little bit counts," there have been 67 bids at the time of this post and the frontrunner is willing to shell out $4,050.
He wants more than that before he parts with the rubber, but unclear how much.
It has not been a very Goodyear.
My Ferrari Got
12/3/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Dream got his gorgeous red Ferrari accessorized ... with a snappy yellow contraption.
The car was booted at the Colony Square Mall in Atlanta on Monday ... it appears he had unpaid tickets and under the law in the ATL, 3 or more delinquent citations will get you das boot.
The Dream didn't seem to mind much ... he laughed it off. He got on the phone, paid the tickets and a friendly parking authority officer came by and removed the clamp.