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Kim Kardashian My Kimoji App Messed Up Apple

12/21/2015 4:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1221_kimoji_instagramKim Kardashian broke the Apple app store. 

Kim launched Kimoji's Monday -- Kim-themed emojis -- and the response was crazy. So many people tried downloading it at once, the Apple app store couldn't handle the tidal wave and started crashing.

At one point today it was getting 9,000 downloads per millisecond. 

We're told the Apple tech team swooped in and shored it up so it didn't fully crash.

As for the app ... it will set you back $1.99.

Kim's teaching her little sister a lesson or 2 in apps. 

Iman Shumpert Baby 911 Operator to Be Nominated for Service Awards

12/21/2015 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1221-iman-shumpert-teyana-taylor-GETTY-01The AMAZING 911 operator who helped Iman Shumpert deliver his baby last week is a STUD who will "definitely" be nominated for service awards ... his boss tells TMZ Sports

We spoke with Cleveland EMS Headquarters chief David Miller who wouldn't reveal the ID of the heroic 911 operator -- but told us, "He's always been a really good employee."

So good ... that Miller says the operator will "definitely be nominated" for several prestigious awards for emergency workers which are announced at a ceremony during EMS Week in Cleveland in May. 

Miller says everyone was impressed with the cool, calm and collective way the operator handled himself during the call with Shumpert -- but adds, "We aren't surprised at all."

Miller says the guy has always been popular around the office ... "but even more so this week."


Saint West the Rapper Baby Can Have My Name ... I'm Retiring!

12/20/2015 3:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's son is now the only Saint West in show biz -- the Canadian rapper who had the handle first has decided to get out of the hip hop game.

TMZ contacted the guy, who's now going by his government name -- Lindon McIntyre -- to find out if he was planned to make a stink about Kim and Kanye's spawn biting his name, especially on Twitter.

He sent us this hysterical video reply. These days he looks nothing like a rapper, and more like an accountant -- although he's actually a plumber, and ballroom dance is his hobby.

Watch ... he has some career advice for Saint West 2.0.

Shame his career's ending before it began -- seems like an entertaining guy.

'Star Wars' Wedding It's a Trap!

12/17/2015 6:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Jedi council assembled to marry off a couple of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" super fans ... who managed to wrangle R2-D2 to be their best man.

Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter have been camping outside the Chinese Theater in Hollywood to see the movie. Their plan all along was to tie the knot on opening day, and a viral campaign about the wedding helped them raise money for charity.

It also got the attention of the theater's CEO ... who hooked them up with full Star Wars honors for their ceremony. Besides R2 ... the wedding party also included Chewbacca and a Stormtrooper. 

Of course, Darth Vader just had to be the father ... of the bride.

Cue the little fuzzy guys ...

Scott Disick Hey Chris Brown ... I Need Help Banging These Chicks

12/17/2015 9:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Scott Disick is back to juggling more than one lady ... at least in the new Chris Brown video.

Disick makes a cameo in the vid for "Picture Me Rollin" off Breezy's new LP "Royalty" -- where he pulls the friend card and drops this doozy, "Chris ... I really can't f*** all these bitches without you."

It's unclear if the video was shot pre-rehab, but if he's still trying to win back his baby mama Kourtney ... this is probably won't help. 

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' They're Cornering the Mayo Market

12/17/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1216-starwars-trademark-getty-tmz-02"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will not just dominate in the movie theaters ... it wants to take over the mayonnaise and window blind markets.

Baffling as it seems, Lucasfilm has filed legal docs to own products with the famous movie title, products that include:

- Mayo
- Window blinds
- Mattresses 
- Mustard, ketchup and relish
- Frozen meals, consisting primarily of pasta or rice
- Tortillas
- Marmalades
- Veggie burger patties
- Bowling balls
- Bean bags
- Magic tricks
- Fishing tackle 

The film company has filed hundreds of trademark applications.

It's world domination.

Petra Ecclestone's Butler Take Your Chili Oil and Shove It! Your Husband Bullied Me

12/14/2015 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1214-petra-ecclestone-james-stunt-GETTY-01Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone's butler did it -- he filed a lawsuit against her husband for mercilessly mocking his sexual orientation. 

The butler in question, Carl Hajik, says he'd been working for Petra and James Stunt for about a year when a family dinner -- in the mansion they bought from Candy Spelling -- went off the rails.

1214_Aaron-Spelling-Mansion_gettyHajik says he accidentally tripped Petra's 1-year-old niece while serving Stunt chili oil for his pizza. Hajik says he apologized repeatedly before leaving ... but Stunt followed him to the staff room, spit in his face and yelled, "No one slams doors in my house!"

He says it got physical -- Stunt pushed him and continued ranting, calling him ... a "lady hater," who was "soft around the edges" and should be "wearing a dress."

Hajik says he immediately walked out of the mansion and resigned. He's suing for back pay and damages.

Fun fact: Petra's dad, Bernie Ecclestone, is CEO of Formula One and worth about $4 billion. Legal fees won't be a problem.

Shirtless Chicago Jogger I'm Like Tim Tebow ... But Attainable

12/14/2015 1:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

That shirtless jogger who went viral because he's hot and looking for love, has something more than just great looks to offer -- he's a 24-year-old virgin.

Ethan Renoe tells TMZ he's been single since 2008, but all that's likely to change since he's been hit up by a couple thousand women after WGN posted the clip of Ethan for a run Sunday in Chicago in the rain ... without a shirt. As he explained, it was just too wet for a top. 

Now the recent grad of Moody Bible Institute is getting flooded with offers. Ethan says he's serious about finding himself a woman, but says he's still going to wait for his honeymoon to tear up his v-card.

As for the rest of his dating profile -- Ethan's into photography, personal training, nannying, construction, teaching and, of course ... running topless in the rain.


Tyler Shields Here’s A Photo Of Hitler Blowing His Brains Out

12/8/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1207_tyler_shields_hitler_tyler-shieldsCeleb shock photographer Tyler Shields brought Adolf Hitler back to life for a photo shoot just so he could kill the leader of the Nazi party … twice. 

Shields recreated famous images of dead presidents in the past, so his take on the moment Hitler put a bullet to his head back in '45 isn't really a far stretch.

Shields tells us it took him 2 years just to find the right guy to play the Fuhrer … a role won by Kick Gurry. One take features a woman's hand, presumably Eva Braun, pulling the trigger -- in the other he does the deed himself. 

Shields tried to keep things authentic by creating a handmade replica of the gold handgun Hitler supposedly used. He's only planning on selling three prints ... for $20k a pop.

Elijah Wood They Got Gollum All Wrong ... In Turkish Prez Case

12/3/2015 3:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Elijah Wood's opinion on the inherent nature of Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings" could help a Turkish man avoid a two year prison sentence.

It's a crazy story ... a guy named Bilgin Ciftci is actually in danger of getting tossed behind bars for a couple years because he compared Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the 'LOTR' character.

1203-subasset-gollum-02We asked Elijah if he'd be willing to be a character witness for Gollum -- and he obliged.

Frodo's defense is pretty straightforward ... although, he is NOT among the experts who the Turkish court is actually asking to determine if Gollum is good or bad.

And you thought our justice system was quirky. 

'Even Stevens' Star Working for Santa Now ... No Elfing Way!!

12/2/2015 2:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1202-beans-main-art-twitterThe guy who famously co-starred with Shia LaBeouf in "Even Stevens" is sidekicking for someone else now ... Santa!

Yes, Steven Lawrence -- best known as his character Beans from the Disney Channel show -- is working about 300 miles away from Hollywood ... posting up in Santa's workshop at the Sunvalley Mall in Concord, CA.

Photos from mall goers posing with Lawrence -- who's now 25 -- have started popping up on social media lately.


A Sunvalley Mall employee tells us Lawrence is currently employed in Santa's photo booth.

We're also told the standard rate for spreading holiday cheer in that position is about $9/hour. 

5 Seconds of Summer Calum's Sticking and We're Down with the Wiggles!

12/1/2015 9:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

5 Seconds of Summer broke some big news to us about the band's future -- and no, we're not only talking about Calum Hood's rumored departure ... we're talking The Wiggles!!

The guys were getting mobbed by fans at LAX on Monday when our photog, Charlie -- who's Australian like 5SOS -- popped a question about the true kings of the Down Under music scene.

Yes, The Wiggles do kids music, but they've been at it for nearly 25 years! So the guys sounded like they'd consider a collabo -- but they said it in a very 5SOS way. Check it out.

Oh, and don't worry ... bassist Calum Hood also addressed whether that cryptic tweet means he's thinking about pulling a Zayn Malik.

But seriously, a "Hot Potato" duet would be awesome, right?


Alexei Ramirez I Spent $25k To Make My Car A Chameleon

11/30/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

This.Is.Awesome ...

White Sox star Alexei Ramirez was torn on what color he wanted his 2016 F-TYPE Jaguar to be ... so he dropped $25k so he wouldn't have to decide ... 'cause now the car freakin' CHANGES COLORS.

We spoke to customizing god Alex Vega from The Auto Firm who tells us the whip was painted by graffiti artist Rene Turrek using thermochromic paint ... meaning when the Jaguar is cold ... it's black ... but when it warms up it morphs into a red, white, and blue masterpiece.  

Final price tag for the paint job? $25k!!

Alexei's ride is a work of art ... literally ... it's destined to be part of Miami's Art Basel show this December and is a joint project with Warren Henry Automotive Group. 

Picasso, baby.


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