Bruce Jenner just went out and did what all men do when their woman is finally out of the picture ... drop $50k on a sick new toy.
Bruce bought a NASCAR-approved UTV race car. Kris Jenner's soon-to-be ex bought it from NASCAR superstar Robby Gordon. And we're told it was an impulse buy ... we're guessing a celebration of sorts.
Bruce made the deal Monday at the Sand Sports Super Show in O.C. ... the same day Kris filed divorce docs. And, our spies on the ground tell us Bruce was literally grinning from ear-to-ear.
The Olympic gold medalist is a speed freak ... as in hardcore race fanatic. We're told he plans to break in his new speedster in February at the Griffin King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, CA with sons Burt and Brandon.
Being single does have its privileges ... many privileges.
Burglars Will Do Time
For Maserati Theft
9/22/2014 4:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Bonnie-and-Clyde burglars who broke into Miley Cyrus' house and stole her Maserati and jewelry ... will both serve years behind bars ... TMZ has learned.
Tylor Scott and Naomi Charles both copped pleas Monday ... guilty on 1 count of felony residential burglary. Scott also pled guilty to felony grand theft.
Scott will spend the next five years in state prison. Charles got off a lot easier ... 1 year in county jail. The judge hammered Scott because he has a prior record and he had a gun during the burglary.
TMZ broke the story ... Scott and Charles broke into Miley's house in June while she was out of town ... and made off with jewelry, purses, clothes ... and her Maserati. They were arrested a few days later after cops ID'd them from surveillance video.
'Texas Car Wars'
Workers Blow Gasket
We Were Treated Like Slaves
9/22/2014 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Body shop workers are blowing the doors off the reality show "Texas Car Wars" ... accusing producers of treating them like slave laborers.
The show was a competition between body shops to find junkers to refurbish. It aired for a season on Discovery Channel.
Some body shop workers are now suing ... claiming deception. They say they never actually worked for the body shops ... the show's producers hired them ... but refused to pay even the $7.25 minimum wage.
The workers want back pay plus penalties.
'American Choppers' Stars
They Stole My Wheelchair Bike!
Claims Disabled Man
9/21/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guys from "American Choppers" got major props for creating a wheelchair-accessible motorcycle -- only problem is they allegedly stole the concept from a disabled biker, and cut the poor guy out of the deal.
Christ Tavantzis -- who suffers from polio -- claims he patented the modified 3-wheeler and pitched it to 'AC' stars Mike and Paul Teutul Jr. at a bike show in 2008.
Now Tavantzis is suing the Tuetul bros because he says they went ahead and built their own version of his trike -- without him -- and then unveiled it at a charity event for the Chris and Dana Reeves Foundation ... where they were lauded for the creation.
In his suit, Tavantzis says it's bad enough polio has taken away his physical abilities -- but now he has to fight to protect his thoughts and ideas too. He's suing for fraud, conspiracy, and discrimination against people with disabilities.
We've reached out to reps for the show ... so far, no response.
I Can't Drive 55 ...
Or Even 5, For That Matter
9/19/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown suffered the ultimate vehicular humiliation Thursday ... as he tried to act super-cool in a classic whip that couldn't get off the dime.
A full crew and huge crowd gathered as Brown prepared to shoot his music video ... the singer cruising down Figueroa in L.A. in a super-sweet '60 Chevy Impala.
The engine repeatedly turned over but there was no ignition, as a clearly embarrassed Brown stoically turned the key ... with rapper Compton Menace riding shotgun.
Eventually ... the whip moved ... but oh so slowly.
'Twilight' Star Jackson Rathbone
Engine Explodes on Flight
9/18/2014 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A plane carrying Jackson Rathbone -- who played Jasper Hale in "Twilight" -- made an emergency landing in Long Beach Thursday ... after one of the engines exploded and his cabin filled with smoke.
Rathbone documented the whole thing on his WhoSay account ... after the right engine went kaput on a JetBlue flight heading for Austin, Texas from the LBC.
Jackson claims the oxygen masks didn't deploy when the plane got smoky -- so the flight attendant had to manually release them. According to reports ... one person was hospitalized for shortness of breath once they landed.
Rathbone says things got so scary while they were on the way down ... he grabbed his son/wife tightly and started praying.
Luckily they landed safely -- and when the plane stopped Jackson said screw his personal belongings and jumped down the inflatable slide with his family to exit the plane ASAP.
It's unclear if the Volturi sabotaged his flight.
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher
Dude, Where's Our
9/18/2014 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With a baby on the way and their transportation needs about to change drastically, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher went shopping in the Valley Wednesday for a new car.
Mila has kept her due date secret thus far, but with Ashton tagging along with a stroller to test out trunk space ... you have to assume they're getting close.
Hard to imagine these two in a minivan, but you never know ...
Blows More Reds Than Communist Hooker
9/16/2014 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dwight Howard might be color blind -- 'cause officials in Florida say he ran 10 RED LIGHTS in 2-and-a-half years -- and now his license has been suspended ... TMZ Sports has learned.
According to official records, the NBA superstar was captured by those red light cameras in Orange County, FL over and over again ... starting in 2012, when he was busted 9 times in 10 months.
Then, after a year-and-a-half without a violation, Howard struck again in 2014 -- blowing through another red light on July 1st ... his 10th overall infraction.
Officials from the Orange County Clerk of Courts tell us ... Howard's license can be reinstated if he pays a $285 fine.
We're guessing he can afford it.
We reached out to Howard's reps for comment -- so far, no word back.
'Love & Hip Hop: Hwood' Star
I'm Going Bulletproof
Rap Game is Too Deadly
9/14/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hip hop producer Mally Mall is pimping his sick ride -- not for style, but for safety -- bulletproofing his Maybach because he tells us there's way too much shooting in the biz these days.
The new "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" cast member says he sent his custom whip to Richie Rich at West Coast Customs for what you might call the POTUS treatment -- full bulletproofing AND bombproofing.
Mall says the windows all have double-pane glass (with the holes to return fire if needed) -- and the frame is layered with steel plates. He says the vehicle virtually indestructible now ... though we'd love to see who was dumb brave enough to test it.
As we first told you ... Mally helped squash the Drake-Chris Brown beef -- but he says recent shootings involving Suge Knight and Chris Brown, and backstage at Wiz Khalifa's show ... made him think it's time for security upgrades.
Carpooling with African wild cats doesn't hurt either.
'Blood, Sweat & Heels' Star
Arrested For Stiffing Cabbie
9/13/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bravo reality star Geneva S. Thomas got nailed in an alleged ride 'n dash ... after cops say she skipped out on an $18 cab fare in NYC.
According to the police report ... the "Blood, Sweat & Heels" cast member was booked Tuesday after a taxi company claimed she took off before paying the driver, and now she faces theft charges.
Law enforcement tells us ... they were able to track down Geneva because the driver took note of the address where he dropped her off -- something they tend to do if you don't pay.
Geneva claims the whole thing is BS and says she's planning to sue the NYPD and the taxi company.
Her attorney tells TMZ ...the cabbie became hostile because Thomas told him she didn't have cash and would have to pay by credit card ... and that he purposely took a longer route to increase the fare. Thomas claims she was the one who called the cops -- who arrested her unjustly.
For now, she has a court date in January. She might want to walk.
Dog The Bounty Hunter
Daughter & Grandkids In Serious Car Crash
9/12/2014 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lyssa Chapman -- who starred with her dad on "Dog The Bounty Hunter" -- was just involved in a serious car crash in Honolulu where she lives, TMZ has learned.
Her mother, Beth Chapman, tells TMZ ... Baby Lyssa was in an accident and had "all our kids in the car." Lyssa has two daughters.
Emergency crews were called to the scene ... it's unclear if there were any injuries or what caused the crash. But pieces of the car were strewn all over the road and the vehicle's airbags were deployed.
We're contacting Honolulu PD for more info ....
Story developing ...
Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne
Bloody Hell, Ozzy
You're in the Wrong Car!
9/11/2014 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sharon Osbourne learned an important lesson Wednesday night -- take your eyes off Ozzy Osbourne for even a second, and he could end up anywhere ... like the wrong car.
Sharon got distracted outside Craig's last night ... talking to our photog about her "Talk" co-star Sara Gilbert's pregnancy -- and that's when Ozzy strayed into someone else's ride.
To be fair, the cars did look exactly alike, but you've gotta see the look on both their faces when they realized what happened. Well, we think Ozzy realized.
Officials Obtain 'Enhanced Video'
In Death Investigation
9/11/2014 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Officials say they have obtained a brand new "enhanced" video in the Tony Stewart death investigation which could give more clues on what really happened when Tony struck and killed Kevin A. Ward during a race last month ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The Ontario County Sheriff's Department tells us ... the investigation into the August 9th incident is officially complete -- thanks to the help of a "forensic video enhancement recently received from the New York State Police Laboratory in Albany."
It's unclear what the new enhanced video shows ... but officials say the D.A. now has the evidence and will make a decision on whether to charge Stewart in the coming days.
As we previously reported, Ward had stepped out of his car following a collision on the track ... and appeared to be yelling at Stewart ... when Stewart's car struck the young driver, killing him almost instantly.