6:22 PM PT -- Stand down Beliebers. Justin just walked out of the terminal -- after more than 3 hours -- and was instantly surrounded by tons of photogs, and a few fans.
Justin jumped into a waiting SUV without saying a word.
Justin Bieber's return to the United States just hit a snag at the airport -- he's being held up at customs, and TMZ has learned it's all because of his string of legal troubles.
Justin and co. flew into LAX from Japan some time this afternoon -- but his party van, his entourage and his luggage have been waiting out by the curb for about an hour now.
Sources close to Bieber tell us U.S. Customs agents are giving JB a secondary customs search ... which includes getting grilled about all his open criminal cases -- DUI arrest in MIami, egg throwing at his neighbor, etc...
We're told it's standard ops for anyone with a record like Bieber's -- and doesn't mean he's getting arrested for anything.
Remember, he also got the 3rd degree when he landed in NJ on Super Bowl weekend.
Instagram's Biggest Playboy
Throws Porn Star Off Roof ...
Breaks Her Foot [VIDEO]
4/24/2014 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Instagram's Biggest Playboy" can add Instagram's biggest dumbass to his resume -- the guy threw a FULLY NAKED porn star off the roof of a Hollywood Hills mansion into a pool ... breaking her foot in the process ... and it was all caught on tape.
Dan Bilzerian -- a millionaire pro poker player famous for his extravagant IG photos -- was doing a shoot for Hustler magazine on Wednesday with 19-year-old Janice Griffith when he got the brilliant idea to cup Griffith's vagina ... and throw her headfirst into the pool. From the roof.
Needless to say, things didn't go as planned -- Janice later tweeted from the hospital, "I broke my foot today."
You have to see the video to see how epically stupid this is.
If only the Darwin Awards offered consolation prizes.
Calling Out Mom Is Risky Business
4/24/2014 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-Wife Hangs with New GF
4/24/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's shocking enough to see Tiger Woods hanging out with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren again ... but even MORE SHOCKING to see them together with Tiger's GF Lindsey Vonn by his side.
Child Pornographer Gets 17 Years
(and a new nickname)
4/24/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A Chinese citizen living in New York -- who just got the book thrown at him for operating child porn websites -- has the worst (or most appropriate) name for someone in his line of criminal work -- Yong Wang.
Wang was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to more than 17 years in prison ... after pleading guilty to running 18 explicit, Chinese-language child porn sites out of his home.
The U.S. Attorney says Wang raked in more than $700K, running sites like "Young Young Empire" and "Empire of the Young and Innocent Fragrances."
Yong Wang can expect a name change in prison, where they'll most likely call him ... Sum Yung Gai.
Nic Cage's Ex-GF
Yeah, I Stiffed My Landlord ...
The House Was Crawling with Mold
4/24/2014 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nic Cage's ex claims her rental house is infested with toxic black mold that makes her sick -- and tells TMZ that's why she stopped paying rent ... and got slapped with an eviction notice.
We broke the story ... Christina Fulton and her son Weston Cage's landlord claims they missed two months worth of rent -- totaling $12,000 -- but now Christina's saying they weren't even living in the house because the mold problem was killing her.
She says she had a company test the house ... and claims they found dangerously high levels of mold.
Fulton says she has allergies that make her susceptible to illness from mold -- so she informed the landlord about the problem, withheld rent and temporarily moved out ... until it could be fixed.
Fulton claims she and the landlord have now worked out an agreement -- she'll start paying rent again once she has proof the mold is gone.
We don't know if the landlord's backed off the eviction -- we've reached out, but so far no word back.
Left Holding the Bags After Marriage
4/24/2014 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Wearing her brand new wedding ring and cuffed jeans, Jodie Foster was photographed for the first time as a married woman Thursday in Santa Monica -- carrying some serious baggage.
As we reported, Foster and her photographer girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison, tied the knot over the weekend after dating for about a year.
Foster has never explicitly acknowledged her sexual orientation -- last year's Golden Globes speech (the one about "coming out 1,000 years ago") was the closest she ever came. And it was pretty great.
BTW ... Hedison was once Ellen DeGeneres' girlfriend.
I'm NO Kiddie Fiddler
... Now Go See 'X-Men'
4/24/2014 12:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bryan Singer insists he never laid a finger on the man accusing the "X-Men" director of raping him as a 15-year-old -- but he's not about to squander a perfectly good publicity opportunity for his new movie.
Bryan released a statement, saying, "The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false," immediately adding, "I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from X-Men: Days of Future Past."
As we reported, 31-year-old Michael Egan filed lawsuits against Singer, Broadway producer Gary Goddard, TV producer Garth Ancier, and former president of Disney TV David Neuman -- claiming they sexually abused him as a young teen at various Hollywood parties and in Hawaii.
Singer has remained silent longer than the other three -- and only today spoke out, condemning the allegations ... but not without promoting "X-Men: Days of Future Past" in the process.
Singer's statement continues, "This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career. So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I've decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film."
Singer concludes, "I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is."
Off The Hook For Now
On Child Support
4/24/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce's dad -- the onetime millionaire manager of Destiny's Child -- just got a pass from a judge on his child support obligation ... because he grossly overpaid in the past.
As we've reported ... baby mama Alexsandra Wright has dragged Mathew Knowles in and out of court for months ... accusing him of falling behind in support payments for their 3-year-old son.
Knowles had been ordered to pay Wright $12K a month as of Feb. 2013 ... but a few weeks ago, he got a judge to reduce it to $2,485 a month, claiming his income had dwindled.
But sources familiar with the case tell us ... Knowles just scored again, convincing the judge he's been OVER-PAYING all along -- arguing the entire time he should only have been paying $2,485 ... amounting to an overpayment of $110K.
The judge agreed ... giving him credit for the overpayment.
Bottom line Knowles won't have to pay Wright -- who has been getting $300 a month in food stamps -- ANYTHING for the next 3-and-a-half years. Wright vows to continue her fight.
But there's a final twist ... Welfare officials typically come after the dad when the mom is on public assistance, so we're told he'll probably end up giving her something, beginning this summer.
Amy Winehouse Foundation Sues
Our Tony Bennett Piano Is Being Held Hostage
4/24/2014 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
1:30 P.M. PDT -- We just spoke to the dealer who tells us the piano is being returned to the Winehouse Foundation ... he says he wanted to make sure the money from the sale of the piano went to the proper charities.
A signed Tony Bennett piano owned by the Amy Winehouse Foundation -- and worth untold thousands -- is being held hostage by a rogue piano dealer ... this according to a new lawsuit ... and AWF wants it back stat.
AWF filed the lawsuit against NY piano dealer Ronen Segev, claiming it purchased two Steinway grand pianos from Segev in 2013 for $41,500 -- one to be signed by Tony Bennett and one to be signed by Billy Joel.
AWF claims it got the pianos signed for its big charity auction in March last year -- the Billy Joel piano sold without a hitch, but the winning bidder on the Bennett piano failed to make payment ... so Segev took it back.
AWF claims Segev has since refused over and over to deliver the piano to AWF's possession, despite the fact that AWF already paid for the piano in full.
If Segev doesn't return the piano, AWF wants damages equal to its market value ... and who knows how much that could be.
Video Vixen Sues for Defamation
He Got Me Blacklisted
4/24/2014 9:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
50 Cent has ruined a video vixen's life -- getting her blacklisted in the business by calling her a "thirsty video bitch" in front of millions of people -- or so the woman claims ... and now she wants millions to call it even.
Sally Ferreira filed the defamation suit against Fiddy, claiming he FALSELY accused her last month of spreading rumors she was dating the rapper -- as well as leaking behind-the-scenes photos from his music video shoot.
50 posted the accusations on Instagram and Twitter (where he has a combined 9 million+ followers) including a call to blacklist the model, writing, "WARNING: Do not attempt to work with this thirsty video bitch."
For her part, Ferreira says she NEVER leaked the photos -- and insists she's openly been in a relationship with her fiance for 9 years.
Ferreira claims 50's Internet postings -- which have since been deleted -- not only ruined her blossoming modeling career ... they have subjected her to endless public ridicule and scorn. She says she's suffered extreme emotional distress as a result.
She wants several million in damages.
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MTV Show Coming Back
... This Time in Alaska!
4/24/2014 9:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Move over, Sarah Palin ... the folks at "Buckwild" are coming back to MTV for season 2 and TMZ has learned they are shooting in the former Alaska governor's backyard.
As TMZ first reported, "Buckwild" was cancelled by MTV last year after the death of one of the cast members, Shain Gandee. Producers of the show maintained at the time they were going forward with season two.
Now sources tell TMZ the show has been shooting for about a month now in Wasilla, Alaska with a whole new cast. Our sources say the concept is the same as before -- lots of hooking up and fights -- but with some insane new stunts.
We're told they've already shot the cast skinny dipping in freezing cold water during an ice fishing trip ... and a crazy snowmobile ride through the mountains, with people being pulled on inner tubes. Our sources say the stunts being shot now may or may not make the final edit.
MTV had no comment.
Throws Chair at Aussie Rapper in EPIC Meltdown
4/24/2014 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Screwing with Xzibit is not recommended -- 'cause the "Pimp My Ride" star chucked a STEEL CHAIR at another rapper's face ... allegedly over a cab ride!
X to the Z was backstage at a concert Wednesday night in Adelaide, Australia when he got into it with a concert promoter/rapper named Mastacraft.
According to reports ... Xzibit's ride from the airport wasn't up to his standards -- and after he got to his hotel, he was forced to hail a cab to the show when the promoter went M.I.A.
Just watch what the explosion once X got to the show and ran into Mastacraft backstage.
The promoter says Xzibit was treated like a king and any claim saying otherwise is BS, but still -- the video is crazy!