Justin Bieber can jump off a cliff ... but he can't order his bodyguard to attack anyone trying to photograph him doing it ... so a paparazzo alleges in a new lawsuit against the singer.
Aja Oxman claims Bieber was behind a brutal attack against him in which he was lifted in a choke hold and slammed onto the hood of a car. According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Justin "enjoyed the beating."
Bieber was in Kauai last November at Shipwreck Beach and decided to cliff jump. Oxman says he took a photo on a public beach and Bieber sicked his bodyguard on him ... ordering, "Go get his memory card and do whatever you have to do to get that card."
Oxman says that's when the bodyguard opened a can of whoopass, took his camera and memory card. The bodyguard, Dwayne Patterson, was booked for 3rd degree assault and 4th degree criminal property damage.
The suit -- filed by attorney Sark Ohanian -- claims Bieber and his hired muscle destroyed the camera together.
We called Bieber's people. So far, no comment.
TMZ Staff Gets Revenge
During ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
8/20/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Never has the TMZ staff so quickly assembled for an outing ... lining up to douse Harvey over ... and over ... and over.
More than a dozen staffers double-fisted sippy cups filled with the cold stuff for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
When the cups were empty ... the staff wanted more ... staging a coup.
The challenge has been the most successful campaign in memory, raising almost $23 million.
You gotta watch the video and hear who Harvey nominated for his challenge.
I Won't Be Banging JLo
In My New House
8/20/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casper Smart bought a sweet new pad in the San Fernando Valley and he WON'T be banging Jennifer Lopez inside ... these are the 2 things we know.
We found out Smart just closed on a $760,000 ranch-style home in Woodland Hills. He put down 20% -- $152,000. And get this ... it's all Casper's money. JLo didn't give him a penny. He's been renting out a condo he already owned and making money doing choreography for artists like Nicki Minaj.
The 2,039 sq ft house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a pool, fruit trees, and a batting cage.
Now the banging part. We posted pics of Smart and JLo driving together Monday in L.A. and it looked like something was up -- she was trying to hide from the photog -- but we're now told they continue to be friends but the romance is over and out.
Plus ... JLO wouldn't be caught dead in THAT part of the valley.
Keyshawn to Kourtney:
Mold Problem Is Yours
... Not Mine! (Video)
8/20/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Keyshawn Johnson has a message for Kourtney Kardashian -- YOUR MOLD IS YOUR PROBLEM -- telling TMZ Sports ... KK's claim that he sold her a moldy Calabasas mansion is pure B.S.
Keyshawn and his fiancee Jennifer Conrad were out in Beverly Hills -- getting ready for their wedding this weekend -- when the future Mrs. Johnson told us, "There was no mold when the house was sold. I promise you that."
Key added, "House was sold. House was bought. Everything else is everybody else's problems -- not mine."
As we first reported, Kourtney and her family are living in the Montage in Beverly Hills --claiming Key failed to disclose black mold in the master bedroom.
Key told us the house was "thoroughly inspected by excellent, experienced inspectors that they hired" before the deal went through -- and he did nothing wrong.
Still, KJ says he's not letting the Kardashian drama bother him -- "I'm not worried about mold ... I'm worried about getting ready for my wedding."
Breaks the Mold and Talks!
8/20/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian assumed auntie duties in Calabasas Tuesday ... taking her nephew Mason Disick to the movies.
Kim didn't have a lot to say but Mason did. He told our photog he went to see "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" in The Commons. He also has a fav -- Donatello.
We're told Kim took Mason out for the afternoon so he didn't go stir crazy in the Montage hotel in Bev Hills, where mommy Kourtney, Daddy Scott and sister Penelope are staying because they claim the house they bought from Keyshawn Johnson is full of dangerous black mold.
The Great Parking Spot Challenge
8/20/2014 2:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
For the average driver, pulling out of a semi-tight parking spot is nothing exciting, but when it's Kylie Jenner (aka The World's Worst Driver) it makes for riveting video.
Jenner and a friend were leaving Urth Cafe in West Hollywood Tuesday, when she retrieved her infamous Range Rover from the valet ... which was left parked between two cars ... a Mercedes SUV and a Lamborghini.
Given Kylie's history of accidents, more accidents, and speeding ... it made for a very tense situation.
'Big Time Rush' Star
American Airlines Smashed My Custom Guitar
8/20/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kendall had an appearance in Sacramento Sunday where he was supposed to perform ... but showed up with a mangled piece of wood instead of the $4,000 guitar he bought 6 months ago.
And Kendall says American isn't making things easy ... informing him he shouldn't expect any answers for at least a month.
American has a liability limitation of $3,400 for domestic flights ... so, best case scenario, he'd be out $600 ... unless he got insurance.
Kendall's had other airline woes .... he says a bag with $7,000 in jewelry went missing last year.
We've reached out to American .... but they must have lost our number.
'Million Dollar Listing' Star
They Call Me Flipper
8/20/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Million Dollar Listing" star Josh Altman practices what he preaches ... he buys good real estate, sells it and makes a killing.
Altman just sold his house above the Sunset Strip for $3.58M. Truth be told ... it's not the prettiest house we've ever seen. Dare we say it's butt ugly. Nonetheless ... he bought it last year for $2.3 mil.
Josh only dumped $17K into the house and he didn't have to pay a real estate commission ... so he cleared well over a million bucks in 270 days.
Did we say the $17K was like putting lipstick on a pig.
Guess Who This
STUD TURNED INTO!
8/20/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this sporty little kid was a lean, mean acting machine... he was just another little kid experiencing the joys on recreational league soccer. Can you guess who he is?
Beefing With Brock Lesnar
... and Father Time
8/20/2014 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Half-Brother Jailed in Stabbing
8/19/2014 5:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's so eerie ... Jennifer Hudson's half-brother is in jail ... for allegedly repeatedly stabbing a man in the face ... a man who was involved in a relationship with his estranged wife.
The incident mirrors another tragedy in the Hudson family. William Balfour -- the ex-boyfriend of Jennifer's sister Julia -- murdered her mom, brother and nephew in a jealous rage triggered by what he thought was a gift to Julia from her new boyfriend.
Steven Simpson is now in custody in Paw Paw, Michigan, and he's expected to be charged with home invasion and attempted murder.
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Rick Perry Mugshot
8/19/2014 3:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Texas Governor Rick Perry pursed his lips with a faint smile as he posed for his mug shot ... and the pic is a study in politics and spin control.
As you probably know ... Perry has been indicted for felony abuse of power ... trying to coerce a political enemy -- a D.A. who was convicted of drunk driving -- out of office by threatening to veto a law enforcement bill if she didn't resign.
Perry -- who says the charges are BS -- has a lot at stake in this mug shot. He clearly wants to run for President in 2016, so the way he looks and dresses in the pic is critical.
Nice suit, crisp white shirt, appropriate blue tie. The look is confident, defiant but not too smug. It's way better than James Brown's mug and on a par with Armie Hammer and Lindsay's 6th.
Runs Into Ex After Engagement
At Strip Club!
8/19/2014 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Hart was eye to eye with his ex-wife at Magic City strip club in ATL ... hours after he popped the question to Eniko Parrish.
Kevin and ex-wife Torrei Hart seemed at odds Monday night ... her show -- "Atlanta Exes" -- had its premiere, where she accused Kevin of cheating on her. For his part, Kevin jacked her spotlight by proposing to his fiancee and then posted the video on Instagram.
So Torrei took her co-stars to the strip club after the show aired ... and around midnight Kevin walked in with his freshly-minted fiancee.
It gets better ... we're told the 2 exes were seated within eyeshot of each other. They noticed each other but didn't say a word to one another.
But Kevin made a big statement -- he dropped $40K with his fiancee ... making it rain all over the place.
Torrei sat impassively ... with her new guy.