Exactly one year ago today, TMZ started with a bang -- well, more like a cringe-worthy screech -- when Stavros Niarchos crashed Paris Hilton's Bentley into a parked truck outside a Hollywood club. Though the two quickly sped off, they were spotted moments later, talking to LAPD with friends Kimberly Stewart and Talan Torriero. There was no field sobriety test conducted before the group left. Ah, perks.
Steve-O smokes pot. No surprise there. The big shock came when the "Jackass" star was caught pulling what appears to be marijuana out of a plastic bag, then sniffing it in front of a patrol car. Steve-O then approached the officers inside and said, "We saw you." Steve-O responded, "You saw me with the weed." After a brief exchange, the officers let Steve-O go, no questions asked. Cool.
Firecrotch. It's a now an infamous term and it started right here with Greasy Bear himself, Brandon Davis. The oil heir unleashed a torrent of nasty comments about Lindsay Lohan, while club-hopping Paris Hilton laughed with approval. The "firecrotch incident," has spawned several copycat outbreaks and even an official song, but nothing beats the original rant.
Lindsay Lohan showed a whole different fiery side when she lashed out at one of our cameramen. After trying to sneak out of a Spazmatics show, escorted by bodyguards holding a sheet in front of her, Lindsay told our photog to "F**k off and die!" Real friendly Lindsay, thanks.
Another celeb who was less-than-thrilled to be caught by TMZ cameras was Woody Harrelson, who became irritated with cameraman Josh Levine and asked him to stop filming. When Levine refused, Harrelson broke the camera and then grabbed Levine's neck. Woody will not face felony charges for his actions, though the case was referred to the L.A. D.A.'s office for review.
Aren't ambushes fun? TMZ obtained video of two PETA members confronting Beyoncé at Nobu in New York City. The two won an eBay competition to dine with the star, who has a fashion line which uses fur. They ambushed her after placing their dinner orders. The PETA members pulled out a portable DVD player and began playing a tape of Pamela Anderson's attack on the fur industry, which highlights graphic footage of the process of killing animals for their fur. The look on Beyoncé's face alone is worth a view.
What's better than a hot model giving a lap dance? A hot model falling on the runway ... twice... with a bucket of water in her hand. The poor model in question took a spill during the Vivienne Westwood show during Paris Fashion Week, due in part to her impractical orange and yellow heels. Can you say "fashion roadkill?"
It's Screech like you've never seen him and probably didn't want to. TMZ obtained portions of the "Saved by the Bell" star's sex tape. The tape begins with Dustin Diamond in a bathtub, narrating what's to come. It ends with him introducing one of the women to a "Dirty Sanchez." Ick!
And finally, quite possibly the funniest/most pathetic video in our one-year history: Tara Reid being denied entrance to Hyde. The once-hot actress was shunned by the club's doorman as Paris Hilton and her new BFF, Kim Kardashian, sauntered past the velvet rope. Tara stands there stupefied. You can practically see her heart breaking, and we love it.