Some deranged creep tried to make a quick buck off Paul Walker‘s death by selling pieces of burned bark he claims he took from the tree Paul crashed into … TMZ has learned.
The seller says he took 6 pieces of charred tree (pictured below) from the crash site and put them on eBay — asking for at least $100 per item.
But we’ve learned … the seller had a change of heart (which might have had something to do with the hate mail he got) and he decided to to pull the auction for good.
The seller tells TMZ, “I would like to apologize to the family, friends, and fans of Paul Walker. At the time I listed the bark for sale, I did not realize the emotional impact it would have.”
I saw Miley Cyrus twerking on Santa Claus … underneath his big red crotch last night.
She didn’t seem too creepy … until she grabbed a little teat.
Then she, began to wave her tongue and shake her ass on sexy reindeer treats.
And what a laugh it would have been, if Billy Ray walked in …
And saw Miley twerking Santa Claus last night.
Oh yeah, this all went down at the Jingle Ball concert in L.A. last night, and you gotta see the pics. Easily, the creepiest Santa of all time.
A somber James Wan was leaving LAX when he told us how the cast and crew are holding up after Paul’s death a week ago … and assured us ‘FF 7′ is still a go.
Wan didn’t offer details on how he’ll complete the movie, but there would seem to be only two options:
1) Keep the footage they’ve already shot of Paul, and write out his character, Brian O’Conner.
2) Rewrite the whole thing without Brian O’Conner and shoot the movie from scratch.
Got another idea? Write it in the comments.
Clearly, any option will require extensive script changes, so … it remains unclear how long Universal will have to postpone production.
Justin Bieber‘s bodyguard is being accused of throwing a fan’s father down the stairs of an Australian hotel yesterday … but TMZ has learned the whole story is BS.
A rep for the Western Australia Police tells TMZ they are not aware of any incident involving Bieber’s security team tossing a guy down a flight of stairs Friday at the Hyatt Hotel in Perth — despite reports claiming they responded to the incident.
According to reports … the dad yelled at security for disrespecting his daughter so the bodyguard tossed him through a door with a set of stairs behind it.
Sources close to Bieber tell us … a dad and his kids wanted to meet Bieber and demanded the hotel show him where the singer was. The guy started yelling … so he was swiftly escorted from the building.
And not with a Hulk-like throw down the stairs.
Daddy Warbucks can keep his dough — 2 young actresses in the upcoming “Annie” remake stand to rake in six figures … according to the big fat contracts they inked … TMZ has learned.
14-year-old Eden Duncan Smith (left) and 9-year-old Nicolette Pierini play poor ragamuffin orphans in the movie — and because they’re minors their deals have to be filed in L.A. County Superior Court … and let’s just say they won’t be method acting.
According to the docs, Nicolette and Eden were each paid $65,000 for their acting chops — and if there’s a sequel, they’ll get bumped up to $150,000.
But the real jackpot comes with a trilogy — Nicolette gets $300K … and Eden, $250K for the third movie. To be clear, neither is playing the lead.
Like the song says … easy street.
Gretl Von Trapp from the original “The Sound of Music” movie was left “mystified and disappointed” after last night’s live remake on NBC … and says Carrie Underwood TOTALLY BOMBED!!
Gretl a.k.a. Kym Karath met up with former co-star Charmian Carr (Liesl Von Trapp) to watch the special last night … but their excitement deflated once “Sound” started.
During the special Kym tweeted, “Mystified disappointed so far by SOM special. So far only happy with Stephen Moyer” … then followed up by saying, “Must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch.”
That’s when Karath kicked things up a notch by roasting Underwood’s performance adding, “Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong.”
For what it’s worth … the special brought in HUGE ratings for NBC with 18.5 million viewers.
First responders to the Paul Walker crash declared the actor dead almost immediately after arriving on the scene … and TMZ has obtained audio of the call to dispatch.
According to the recording … the first firefighters arrived less than 3 minutes after a 911 call alerted them to the crash — and one of their first communications from the scene is “two fatalities” … and “DOA.”
The man on-scene also informs dispatch it’s a “Code N” incident … which means it’s a newsworthy event that should be handled with care.
As we previously reported … several of Paul’s friends were on-scene and most likely told firefighters the actor was in the vehicle.
Listen to the audio … it’s clear firefighters had no doubt Paul and Roger Rodas died instantly.
Leah was out in L.A. last night when we asked about Kirstie’s recent Howard Stern interview … when Kirstie bashed Leah for criticizing Scientology after leaving the Church.
Kirstie called Leah an anti-faith “bigot” who picks on Scientologists for no reason … then said Leah was her “enemy.”
But last night, Leah was stoic … until we chatted about Kirstie’s new sitcom. Check the clip to hear what Leah really thinks.
Two sickos got busted today for allegedly stealing parts of the Porsche Paul Walker died in Saturday afternoon … according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The accused thieves allegedly made off with a T-top from the roof of the Porsche Carrera GT while it was being towed from the accident site to an impound yard late Saturday night.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department … the two men snatched the part when the tow truck stopped at a red light — however the truck driver saw them drive off, and helped detectives identify them.
We’re told 18-year-old Jameson Witty was arrested today — and his cohort, who is out of state, has been contacted and will surrender soon.
The T-top was recovered in Witty’s home — and, remarkably, he actually posted a pic of the loot on his Instagram and bragged, “Piece of Paul walkers car, took it off a tow truck at a stop light.”
Alleged criminals are dumb.
Witty and his pal are expected to be booked for felony grand theft and tampering with evidence.
Another apparent blunder by police in the Jameis Winston case … TMZ Sports has learned there WAS surveillance footage at the bar where Jameis and the accuser were allegedly boozing before the incident … but since cops delayed the investigation, the video was written over and lost for good.
We spoke with the owner of Potbelly’s bar in Tallahassee, Fl … who tells us investigators only RECENTLY came to his establishment and asked for footage that could have shown the interaction between Jameis and the accuser in the hours leading up to the alleged rape.
According to the search warrant, the alleged victim told police she had been boozing hard at Potbelly’s before the incident (5 or 6 shots that night) … and she left with a black guy who she later ID’d as Winston.
Problem is … the incident happened back in Dec. 2012 … but cops never bothered to go to the bar and ask for the footage until TMZ Sports began to poke around last month.
The owner of the bar tells us … he would have gladly complied with police, but his video system only holds footage for 30 days … so the video from the night in question is long gone.