Before this spectacled sport became a Hollywood heartthrob he was just another kid playing hoops in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Can you guess who he is?
Small, Private Funeral
Held By Family and Friends
12/14/2013 2:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Walker's ashes were interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills Saturday morning ... and we're told the ceremony was brief.
As we previously reported ... the family is planning to hold another memorial in the near future ... this time for more people that were close to Paul.
Gene Autry, Don Cornelius, and Liberace were also laid to rest at Forest Lawn.
During Pizza Band Concert
12/14/2013 10:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Macaulay Culkin's new pizza-inspired band made their concert debut last night in New York ... and the former child actor busted out a sweet kazoo solo during the 8-minute set.
Culkin's band The Pizza Underground -- who play Velvet Underground parodies with pizza-themed song titles and lyrics -- played an 8-minute set Friday night ... and fans waited around the block to get in.
Macaulay's sweet solo went down during the bands song "Take a Bite of the Wild Slice" (3:40 in the video) ... and then the group handed out pizza afterward to make up for the short gig.
It's unclear if Culkin paid for the pizza -- or scared off the delivery guy using audio from an old movie.
Ambulance Called to Calabasas Mansion For Passed Out Girl
12/14/2013 9:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ambulances raced to Justin Bieber's Calabasas home early this morning after they received a 911 call saying a woman passed out inside ... TMZ has learned.
We've learned paramedics were dispatched to Bieber's crib this morning around 3 a.m. after someone at Beiber's reported there was a 20-year old unconscious female at the house ... but 15 minutes later the ambulances were called off.
Beiber was home at the time 911 was called. The person who called off the fire department told dispatch the woman would be transported privately to the hospital. But sources familiar with the situation tell us ... the woman regained consciousness and when she was told 911 had been called she insisted they be called off.
We're told the woman did not go to the hospital. She went home instead. We know alcohol was involved. We don't know what, if anything else, was involved.
We're also told the woman was attending a party thrown by Bieber.
Someone connected to Bieber told us ... a member of the singer's security team called 911 out of abundance of caution but the woman turned out to be ok.
Lamar to Khloe
No, I'm Leaving You!
12/14/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom is as done with his marriage as Khloe Kardashian and wants to get married again STAT -- to his basketball career ... sources connected to Lamar tell TMZ.
We broke the story ... Khloe filed for divorce Friday, citing irreconcilable differences. The last straw was Lamar shooting the rap video in which he bragged about cheating on Khloe.
Now get this ... Lamar blames the infidelity on his friends who are "supporting me the wrong way by bringing girls around."
Lamar also casts blame on Khloe ... telling his friends, "I can't be f**kin' with Khloe. She brings out the bad side of me."
Lamar says he needs to "get married" to his basketball career and wants to ignore the past.
And that's the world according to Lamar Odom.
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
12/14/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Good week for Khloe Kardashian -- she's just lost around 200 pounds. And her step-dad is on his way to losing his Adam's Apple. So we gotta ask ...
Vegan in Vegas
12/14/2013 12:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jay Z continued his 22-day quest to eat an entirely vegan diet yesterday in Vegas ... and then partied his face off while paying tribute to Beyonce's new surprise album.
Sources at Hakkasan restaurant tell us Jay dined on strictly vegan options after his concert ... while his friends -- including rapper/producer Timbaland -- ate crispy duck salad and roasted Chilean seabass.
Afterward Jay and his entourage hit up Hakkasan's nightclub (pictured above) ... and toasted champagne to honor his wife Beyonce's surprise album when the DJ played their new collab "Drunk in Love."
99 problems but a dish 'aint one.
DENIED At Nightclub
Strong Arm Tactics FAIL
12/14/2013 12:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bethenny Frankel tried to talk her way into TAO nightclub in NYC early last weekend ... and when her charm failed her, she tried brute force ... and that failed too.
You gotta see the video, but first let us set the stage.
Bethenny showed up at TAO for a private party, but she wasn't on the guest list so the bouncers blocked her. That's when Bethenny got PISSED and tried to strong arm her way in ... first trying to unlatch the rope and then trying to limbo under it.
Our Bethenny sources insist she was invited to the event, but someone screwed up and left her name off the list.
Now, watch the video. It's pretty awesome.
Wynonna Put a Tracking Device on My Car!
12/14/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Wynonna Judd is being accused of attempting to secretly track her sister Ashley Judd's every move ... by placing a GPS tracking device on her car.
The incident was first reported to police back in November when Wynonna's daughter drove Ashley's car to a mechanic ... and asked them to check for a tracking device -- according to reports.
The GPS device was located ... so they reported it to police -- and an investigation was launched to figure out who put it there.
According to the police report ... when cops contacted Ashley asking if she had any idea who placed the device on her ride -- Ashley pointed the finger at Wynonna.
Detectives tried in vain to reach Wynonna ... so they contacted the P.I. to whom the device was registered -- but they got the cold shoulder.
Wynonna's lawyer eventually called police -- and said the whole thing was a misunderstanding ... the singer was just trying to track her daughter whom she knew had been driving the vehicle.
Wow ... families used to bow their heads and pray ... now they spy on each other.
Cancels Surgery to Flatten Adam's Apple ... For Now
12/14/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner called his Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Friday and cancelled his scheduled surgery to flatten his Adam's Apple ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with Jenner say he was upset information about the procedure leaked out and blamed people in the doctor's office. We're told Bruce informed them he was taking his business elsewhere.
TMZ broke the story ... Jenner had 2 consultations with the doctor and had scheduled surgery for both a Laryngeal Shave (Adam's Apple flattening) and a nose job. We're now told the surgery was scheduled for next Wednesday. Sources say Jenner wanted a smaller nose. Bruce tells TMZ he wanted plastic surgery because of scar tissue after cancer removal surgery.
Multiple medical sources have told TMZ ... getting a Laryngeal Shave is almost always the first step in gender reassignment. Bruce scoffs at that, telling TMZ, "I just didn't like my trachea."
We're told Bruce has spoken with his family and told them the surgery is now off ... other sources say Bruce indicated he will have it done at a different plastic surgeon's office.
Sued For Pulling Diva Move ... Allegedly
12/14/2013 12:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Drake is a little too full of himself ... bailing on 2 concerts to which he committed before blowing up, and agreeing to perform only if he was paid a fame premium -- this according to a new lawsuit.
Several Chicago concert promoters claim Drake agreed to do the shows in 2012, just before he became very rich and very famous. According to the suit, the now-famous Drake said he would take the stage ONLY if the promoters would up the ante.
The show was set for March, 2012 at a venue that held 8,500 people. Drake performed 3 months later at a nearby venue that seated 28,000.
The promoters say they invested more than $200K and they want their dough.
Daughter of Birkin Bag Lady Dead
After Fatal Apt. Fall
12/14/2013 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The daughter of the woman who was the inspiration for the famous Birkin bag is dead, after plunging from her Paris apartment building.
Kate Barry, the daughter of Jane Birkin, fell 4 floors to her death Wednesday night. The circumstances of the fall are unclear.
Jane Birkin is an English actress who had a scandalous affair in the 60s with a French singing dude, but her big claim to fame is the ridiculously expensive purse -- ranging in price from $7K to 150K.
Kate Barry was somewhat famous in her own right ... she was a photographer who was published in Vogue, Elle and other mags.
Kate's dad, John Barry, is a famous composer of numerous movie sound tracks, including 11 James Bond flicks.
Barry struggled with depression. Antidepressants were found in her apartment.
I'm Done Standing My Ground!
12/14/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
WARNING TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS OUTSIDE OF FLORIDA: George Zimmerman is leaving the Sunshine State for good, TMZ has learned ... and he might be heading for your neck of the woods.
As we reported, George has had about enough of Florida, primarily because he feels like he's become a sitting duck for the media and law enforcement to prey on him.
We're told he would have moved a lot sooner, but the domestic violence incident with his GF last month -- the one with the shotgun -- kept him on lockdown within State lines ... literally. He had to get an ankle monitor.
But now that his GF has recanted her claims and the charges have been dropped, Zimmerman's a free man once again ... a free man who can legally pack heat again ... and he's planning to make the big move in the next couple weeks.
As for where Zimmerman is headed -- he's not saying ... because he's still afraid for his safety after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.