Judge Judy has filed her first lawsuit EVER -- seriously -- against a guy who is shamelessly using her image to chase personal injury clients.
The TV jurist is outraged John Haymond -- a P.I. lawyer in Hartford, CT. -- used clips from "Judge Judy" along with clips of him and his daughters to drum up business.
Judy is especially pissed because she says she's never endorsed a product or the services of anyone ... to maintain her independent reputation.
She says, "Without seeking my authorization or consent, Mr. Haymond has taken that choice away from me for his own personal gain. I cannot tolerate that, and intend to hold Mr. Haymond financially responsible for his actions."
Judy scolds the barrister, saying, "Mr. Haymond is a lawyer and should know better."
We looked for the ads and, just like the litigants who appear on her show, it appears Judy scared the crap out of Haymond because they are nowhere to be found.
Herhonner is suing for more than $75K in damages ... or in Judy's world, lunch money.
'Little' Dating Site Wants to Hook Him Up
4 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Things are looking up for newly separated Matt Roloff ... a dating company catering to little people wants to plaster his adorable face on its website and in return help him score a fresh piece for himself.
DateALittle.com made the offer to the "Little People, Big World" star after news broke he separated from his wife. Matt -- who's like the George Clooney of little people -- has a deal on the table to become the official spokesperson.
The company's pitch to Matt is that there's something far more valuable than monetary compensation ... the opportunity to find a new relationship.
Fact is ... DateALittle.com has delivered in the past. It's where Bill and Jen Arnold, from "The Little Couple," first connected ... and lived happily ever after.
If Matt rejects the offer, they'll reach out to Amy, which we're guessing won't go over well.
Turn Ons: Short walks on the beach.
Turn Offs: High kitchen cabinets.
Guess Who This Lil' Slugger
14 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Before this little boy turned stepped up to bat as a modern Hollywood star he was just another little kid enjoying America's favorite pastime in Kansas City, Kansas. Can you guess who he is?
Allegedly Involved in Kidnapping & Brutal Beating
Over Missing Jewelry
3/12/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather allegedly orchestrated a savage attack on two of his employees he suspected of stealing his jewelry ... TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports ... the two men had been hired to work on Floyd's Vegas homes ... but when jewelry went missing, Floyd pointed the finger at them.
We're told the men claim they were contacted several weeks ago and instructed to meet Floyd at an off-site location.
When the men arrived, they claim Floyd was waiting for them -- along with a number of his "people" -- who proceeded to beat the living crap out of them with various weapons, including clubs.
Our sources say the attack was so brutal the men could have easily died. Both men had broken arms and legs and were hospitalized for several days.
One source put it this way, "It was some 'Breaking Bad' s**t."
We're told the men are adamant they never took anything from Floyd and it appears Floyd realizes that now. But here's the problem for the champ -- sources familiar with the situation say the attack amounts to attempted murder, mayhem and kidnapping. We're told the men have retained a lawyer.
We reached out to Floyd's people for comment -- so far, no word back.
Josh D. to Fergie
Have All The Guys You Want
... I'll Just Watch
22 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus Sued
Her Tongue Nearly Killed Me
3/12/2014 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus' tongue has finally pissed off the wrong person -- and now he's filed a lawsuit.
Charles Nicholas Sarris filed his lawsuit against ShowFx Inc. -- an L.A. equipment supply company that was hired to make the giant novelty tongue slide for Miley's new Bangerz tour.
Sarris says he was hired to assist in the slide construction, and last month, he was badly injured on the job -- after the equipment and tools provided to him failed, causing him to fall and hurt himself bad.
Sarris claims ShowFx failed to warn him about the potential dangers involved. He wants unspecified damages.
Shaking Off the Rust After MJ's Death ...
I'm a Kid Doc Now
3/12/2014 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'When Harry Met Sally' Deli
Sues To Stop Knock-Off Orgasms
3/12/2014 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The NYC Deli where Meg Ryan faked an orgasm is coming after an impostor in court ... claiming it's the only deli that can trade on phantom gratification.
Katz's Deli -- one of the most famous in New York -- claims Katz & Dogz -- a food truck that touts its Reuben Orgasm -- is jacking its act by creating an orgasmic theme.
Katz claims in its lawsuit ... it's become an icon of NYC as a result of "When Harry Met Sally." In fact, the lawsuit touts that customers line up to sit at the Sally table to fake their own ... which probably makes lunch really annoying.
They even make groaners in laying claim to the franchise. There's a placard on the table that says, "Where Harry met Sally ... Hope you have what she had!"
So Katz is indignant that a cheap, 4-wheeled imitation is trading on its name and rich history.
Katz wants the food truck permanently garaged. They also want all the money from those delicious -- though undoubtedly greasy -- Reuben Orgasms.
Rihanna and Drake
Circumstantial Banging Proof
3/12/2014 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rihanna and Drake are doing it! And by doing it we mean this is the first video of them holding hands.
Drake had performed earlier Tuesday night and had an after-party at Club Entourage in Manchester England, when a photog got the first real romantic shot of the duo.
They went to a bowling alley after and stayed til 4 AM. We're told they rented out the entire joint.
Holding hands and going bowling. Ah to be back in high school.
Nice Bust ...
For Drug Possession
3/12/2014 12:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simona Fusco -- who played Ulsa, the hot cheerleader in "Beerfest" ... went from victim to alleged criminal in a matter of moments ... ARRESTED for a suspicious white powder in her purse.
Fusco was at Mastro's restaurant in Bev Hills just after midnight Saturday when 2 men started fighting for her attention. It got so rowdy, cops were called. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... when they arrived, they tried to speak with her when she shoved one of the cops.
The shove changed everything. Police placed her under arrest and did the obligatory search. When they went inside her purse they say they found a mysterious white powder and that's all she wrote.
Fusco -- who also appeared in "Bottoms Up" and as hot girl in "Entourage" -- was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. If the substance turns out to be an illegal drug, the stakes will probably go up -- to possession of (fill in the blank).
We reached out to Fusco's reps ... so far, no comment.
Johnny Carson's Penis ...
I TOUCHED IT
3/12/2014 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Unlike the rest of the universe, Joan Rivers isn't all that curious about seeing how big Johnny Carson's penis really is in that sex tape -- because she says ... she's already seen it up close and personal.
Joan -- who guest hosted on Carson's "Tonight Show" for years -- said she and Carson had a "one night bounce" back in the day ... and he was hung like a horse.
Still, Joan says she REALLY wants to see the sex tape for another reason -- check the clip.
George Lopez Is an Amateur
This Is How You Pass Out!!!
3/12/2014 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Lopez is sorely mistaken if he thinks he can out-party the party king -- Charlie Sheen sent him a clear message on the set of "Anger Management" Tuesday ... no one passes out like the Warlock.
The clip's pretty funny -- Charlie and George shot it together ... mocking George's recent arrest at a casino for public drunkenness.
George paid Charlie a visit after scoring a major deal at FX for his new show "Saint George," the same exact deal Charlie got for "Anger Management" -- a guaranteed 10 episodes with a promise of 90 more if the ratings are good. It's a small gamble for a HUGE payoff.
Like You've Never Seen Him ... And It's Bad
3/10/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber can be insulting, arrogant, snotty, ignorant and disrespectful ... and all in one sitting -- because that's exactly what he was like during his deposition last week in the lawsuit where his bodyguard allegedly beat up a photog.
TMZ obtained a copy of the entire 4 1/2 hour, videotaped depo ... and it's just unreal. We've boiled it down to what we think are the best 4 clips.
1. ARROGANT BIEBER -- He just can't hide his contempt for the photog's lawyer, and it comes out in pretty awful ways. We put some snippets together and you'll get the idea. It represents his attitude throughout the depo.
2. LOVESICK BIEBER -- Selena Gomez is clearly a hot button, because when the lawyer asks about her, everyone goes nuclear. Bieber eventually rips his mic off and he and his lawyer storm out.
3. CONTENTIOUS BIEBER -- He compares his interrogation to being grilled by Katie Couric or "60 Minutes." Simply hilarious.
4. DISRESPECTFUL BIEBER -- When asked if Usher discovered him, Bieber disses his mentor and says he was actually discovered on YouTube. The best part ... he clearly was trying to say he himself was instrumental in his success, but instead he says, "I was detrimental to my own career."
Truer words have never been spoken.