Bryan Cranston is beloved by all his neighbors for playing a horrifying villain, and they let him know it by decorating the front of his house after his Emmy win.
After Bryan won for Best Actor ... the "Breaking Bad" star returned home to find balloons tied to his fencing and a handwritten note congratulating him.
But the thing is ... the note looks like it was written by neighborhood kids -- and we all know ... "Breaking Bad" is NOT fun family viewing.
Maybe they're just "Malcolm in the Middle" fans.
There's a Strange Chick 'In My House!'
8/23/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf called 911 after coming face-to-face with an intruder at his L.A. home ... and you hear Shia scream at the strange woman, "Don't touch me!."
LaBeouf -- who sounds relatively calm -- tells dispatchers a woman who'd been stalking him for weeks was right at his door.
Cops arrested 31-year-old Graciela Nahle. Law enforcement tells us ... she's been there twice ... both times skulking around.
Nahle copped a quick plea after last weeks' arrest .... no contest to trespassing. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail ... but she was out in just 4 days.
She's also been ordered to stay far away from LaBeouf.
Good luck with that.
Million Dollar Shopping Spree
For 3 Cars!
8/23/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Petra Ecclestone just dropped a million bucks on 3 cars parked in the driveway of her massive L.A. mansion ... which seems odd for someone who's selling the place and moving to England, right?
Petra -- whose dad Bernie is a billionaire Formula One honcho and her hubby James Stunt who is also a billionaire -- is now the proud owner of a $600K Lamborghini Aventador convertible ... a $422K Rolls Royce Phantom ... and a Range Rover Autobiography that goes for $190K.
Celeb consultant Richie Rich hand delivered the wheels from Exotic Euro Cars.
TMZ broke the story ... Petra went to 5 L.A. realtors and told them she wanted to sell the crib for $110 million -- making it the biggest sale in L.A. history -- because she was going back to the UK.
But we're told she's now decided the estate is worth $150 million, so until she gets it she's staying put.
Katie Holmes and Suri
Moving, Moving Back, Back to Cali
8/22/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katie Holmes has left NYC and moved to Black Beverly ... aka Calabasas, CA.
Our real estate sources tell us ... Katie just plunked down $3,795,000 on a 6,000 square foot home in The Oaks ... the fancy area where Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian live. Other residents include Katherine Jackson and her brood, Toni Braxton, Romeo, Mitch Richmond. Tyga recently moved out.
It was a super secret deal ... with a confidentiality agreement that socked anyone who violated it with a $1 million penalty.
Katie and Suri are already in the home. We're told Katie made the move for 2 reasons -- she wants back in Hollywood for her career, and she thinks Calabasas is a better place than NYC to raise Suri.
The cul-de-sac where she lives is populated by lots of kids around her 8-year-old daughter's age.
Weeks before escrow closed, Suri and her bodyguard went to a San Fernando Valley rescue shelter and picked out a chihuahua she named Maple, but they didn't pick it up because they were going to be gone until last week, when they moved in. We don't know if they picked up the pooch.
Lists Insane Florida Mansion
... Got $5 Million?
8/21/2014 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chicago Bears star Brandon Marshall is ditching one of his last memories of his days with the Miami Dolphins -- his MASSIVE Florida mansion ... and TMZ Sports has the pics.
The place is like a palace -- an 11,000 square ft. home on 2.5 acres in a private gated community in Southwest Ranches, FL.
It's got 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a full size basketball court, movie theater, game room, office and an area for HORSES!
Asking price -- just a cool $4.899 million.
We spoke with realtor Jodi Macken of Macken Realty who tells us, "Brandon loves this house and has called it home throughout the off-season."
Macken says the property is the perfect home for a pro athlete in the market.
Stay Away from My House, Creep
8/21/2014 4:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rihanna has yet another stalker ... and this one lurks with intent.
The singer got a restraining order against a dude who skulked around her Hollywood Hills house last week. Her security saw the guy hanging around for 3 to 4 hours and believed he was casing the joint.
The man was at one of Rihanna's perimeter walls, staring up, and the guard believed he was about to scale it. When the guy noticed the guard he fled. But the cops found him and arrested him on an unconnected vandalism charge.
Here's the twist. Law enforcement tells us they don't think the guy even knew it was Rihanna's house. Her security guards beg to differ.
Now he's ordered stay 100 yards from Rihanna and her home.
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.
'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.
Kourtney's a LIAR!
I Didn't Hide Mold
8/19/2014 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Keyshawn Johnson is enraged that Kourtney Kardashian is suggesting he defrauded her by selling her a mold-infested house.
Sources close to Keyshawn tell us he's scoffing at Kourtney's intimation he painted over dangerous black mold so it would go undetected. In fact ... Keyshawn insists he never painted a single wall during the 2 1/2 years he lived in the Calabasas mansion.
Our sources say ... Keyshawn believes the mold developed AFTER the sale when a bathroom pipe sprung a leak in the wall. Keyshawn says someone in the Kardashian klan actually reached out to Keyshawn asking if the house was still under warranty so they wouldn't have to pay for the repair.
Keyshawn is incredulous because he has 2 kids who lived in the house until the day before it was sold ... and the kids mostly slept in the master, where mold was found. He says he would never knowingly expose his kids to mold.
He also says the Kardashians have been a pain in the ass ... calling at least 10 times after the sale to ask about this and that.
11:21 A.M. PDT -- Keyshawn just had his lawyer give us this statement: "There was no water damage to the house I sold to Ms. Kardashian. It is a new home that I built less than 10 years ago. It never had any water or mold problems. Prior to sale, the house was thoroughly inspected by excellent, experienced inspectors that they hired. I don't know what has transpired since they moved into the house but I wish them well."
I Got Screwed
Buying a Mold-Infested House!
8/19/2014 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kourtney Kardashian is crying cover-up ... claiming the house she bought from Keyshawn Johnson is infested with dangerous mold that was masked by a coat of paint ... sending her family fleeing for their safety.
We're told Kourtney's decorator found the mold when he installed some fixtures.
Kourtney and the kids checked into the Montage hotel in Bev Hills Monday. The photo agency didn't get Scott Disick ... but we're told he arrived later. The family just returned from the Hamptons and decided it was too dangerous to move back into the house -- especially since Kourtney is pregnant.
Sources connected with Kourtney say she's on the attack ... ready to sue anyone who's responsible. She believes the fresh paint over what she claims is mold is the smoking gun.
We've made multiple calls to Keyshawn ... but haven't heard back.
Chicago Can Be Cold
8/19/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dwyane Wade reportedly makes around $30 million a year -- his estimated worth is approximately $100 mil -- which makes it pretty shocking his $1.2 million Chicago pad is in foreclosure.
According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ Sports -- Wade stopped making payments on the $225K mortgage ... the docs don't say how much he's behind.
The house is located in South Holland, a Chicago suburb. It's massive -- 7,800 square feet, 6 bedrooms and a basketball court on 3 acres.
Dwyane and then wife Siohvaughn lived in the house with their 2 kids until he filed for divorce in 2007. The divorce was extremely bitter ... he ended up getting custody. She lives in the house alone.
Dwyane's attorney tells TMZ ... the basketball star finally reached a financial settlement with his ex-wife last year, and in addition to getting a huge payout, she got the home and assumed the mortgage payments. The attorney says Siohvaughn just stopped paying.
The lawyer adds Dwyane has no further responsibility, but it seems likely he signed the mortgage papers in the first place so, as they say, tell it to the bank.
The bank sent the foreclosure notice August 11.