Vanessa Hudgens got a restraining order from a man who traveled from Africa to L.A. to marry her.
Junior Kabongo sent Hudgens a slew of emails, saying, among other things, "Hello, I love you and want to marry you," and, "God gave me a penis to make you feel like you never did everytime when we'll make love." The emails got extremely graphic.
In one email, Kabongo may have shown his hand, saying, "I love you and wanna marry you. I WRITE SCREENPLAYS. I wanna become a movie star."
Kabongo then told her he booked a flight to L.A. and made good on his promise. He was spotted on November 1 and 4 driving up and down Hudgens' L.A. street.
A judge was so creeped out that Hudgens and her lawyer Shawn Holley won a restraining order. Kabongo is ordered to stay 100 yards clear of her, her sister and boyfriend.
Buries Hatchet In Malibu Turf War
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!
11/24/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It was the war of the richest kind ... Kevin Garnett being sued by his Malibu neighbor for blocking his million dollar view of the Pacific Ocean ... but now it seems a cease-fire has been reached.
We broke the story ... Garnett (who lives in a $9.5 million mansion) was sued by his next door neighbor (who lives in a $3.5 million mansion) in July for allegedly allowing his trees to grow so wildly they obstructed the neighbor's killer ocean view.
But now, according to new court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the neighbor has had a sudden change of heart ... and has asked the judge to dismiss the case. All signs point to settlement.
We reached out to both sides for comment -- so far no word back. They're probably chillin' at home ... enjoying their expensive ocean views.
Vet to the Stars
Dogs Go Missing
After Home Burglary
11/23/2014 12:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Sue Downing -- who cares for a bunch of dogs owned by celebs including Betty White, Katherine McPhee, Mark Harmon and Benicio del Toro -- has very personal dog problems of her own. Her home was hit by burglars Friday and her seriously-ill dogs are now gone.
It's a weird burglary ... nothing was missing except 2 of her 3 dogs ... a 13-year-old pom named Penny and a 3-year-old terrier named Spice. She's not positive if the thieves took the dogs, or if the criminals left the gate open and they escaped.
The doctor tells us Penny was taking medication for a heart condition and Spice was born with a birth defect that causes her to limp.
Downing filed a police report ... and the LAPD Pacific Division is on the hunt.
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
A Young, Hot Model!
11/23/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke is banging a hot model who's either 19 or 20 ... and the reason we know is that she took pics of herself in a bed ... that we found out belongs to Robin!
April Love Geary has been seen with Robin over the last few months. The model -- who said in a June interview she was 19 -- has posted photos over the past few months of rooms that match up perfectly with Robin's house.
We got pics of Robin's house from the real estate company that listed Robin and Paula Patton's home after she filed for divorce.
April posted a selfie on October 2 of her laying in bed, drinking coffee. The headboard and photo above the bed are an exact match to the ones in Thicke's bedroom.
A few weeks later, she posted a sweet shot of a bunch of roses with the caption "Look what I got." The table, the chairs, the mirror ... match, match, match.
Then on November 1, April posted another selfie ... with matches all over the place from his bathroom.
If you still have doubts, Thicke bought her this skimpy costume during a Halloween hottie shopping spree.
Where there's smoke ...
With Disturbing 'Baywatch' Star's Peace
11/20/2014 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"The Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss has been criminally charged for harassing "Baywatch" star David Charvet and his famous wife Brooke Burke ... an arrest warrant was issued, and it has to do with fake barking dogs.
The L.A. County D.A. has charged Fleiss with the crime of disturbing the peace by loud noise. As we previously reported ... Charvet and Burke complained Fleiss initiated a campaign of terror and harassment against them, making physical threats and blaring barking dog sounds at all hours from huge speakers pointing at their property.
We're told Fleiss -- who also produced "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" -- was uncooperative with police during the investigation.
Charvet and Burke tried unsuccessfully last month to get a restraining order but, presumably, the arrest should do the trick.
We reached out to Mike ... so far no word back.
I'm the King ...
Of Home Renovations!
11/19/2014 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
LeBron James is finally wrecking something other than opposing defenses -- he's getting hands on to tear down and renovate a house in his hometown ... and it's all for his charity.
King James hooked up with Nicole Curtis, who hosts HGTV’s "Rehab Addict" ... and completely overhauled the home of a family in Akron, Ohio.
LeBron brought along his two sons and they didn't just watch ... they put in some work. 'Bron helped tear apart kitchen fixtures and even took a sledgehammer to a wall.
LeBron is certainly built for construction work ... but can someone get the man some pants? How about a pair of work boots?
'Blow' Star Jennifer Gimenez
Burglars Stole My Gucci
But Spared My Dog!
11/18/2014 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Movie and reality star Jennifer Gimenez will be wearing the finest Ross dresses for her next fancy event ... because all her good stuff has been stolen.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the "Blow" actress came home to her L.A. home Monday afternoon and found her front window wide open and the screen thrown to the ground.
Sources close to Jennifer say that she went inside and, to her horror, found several rooms torn apart and $20,000 worth of jewelry, Gucci and Louis Vuitton handbags missing.
It happened in broad daylight, yet as far as we can tell there were no witnesses.
The good news ... her little pooch Mickey was home at the time but apparently he wasn't enough of a designer dog to entice the thieves.
Sniff My Pillow ... For $279K!
11/18/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If you wanna lay your head on Justin Bieber's pillow ... or even frolic in his bed ... all you have to do is pony up $279K -- and you can own Justin's boyhood bedroom.
Justin's grandparents are selling their 3-bedroom home in Stratford, Ontario ... and one of those bedrooms belonged to young Biebs -- who spent about 80% of his childhood at the house.
The house is being marketed as Justin's former crib. As for the asking price ... it's pushing it, but grandma and gramps think a rich Belieber will ante up.
Real estate sources say the home has been updated ... but Justin's room has been left intact -- it's decorated the way he liked it ... with the logo of his favorite hockey team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, emblazoned on the bedding, curtains and wallpaper.
Too bad 14-year-old girls don't buy houses.
I'm Ready For Motherhood
On BOTH Coasts!
11/17/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Scarlett Johansson is looking to rekindle an old romance ... not Ryan Reynolds -- looks like she's moving back to L.A.
Real estate sources tell TMZ ... "The Avengers" actress scoped out a Spanish-style home last weekend in Los Feliz ... the same area where she and Reynolds lived. When they broke up, they sold the house.
Johansson is currently living in NYC with fiance Romain Dauriac.
Our sources say she passed on the $2.9 mil Los Feliz property after spending close to an hour there. It just wasn't private enough for her.
She's still on the hunt, and it appears she'll go back and forth from coast to coast.
I Got a Baller House
Thank You Chris Brown
11/15/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It pays to be Chris Brown's girlfriend, because Karrueche Tran now has enough Hollywood heat to rent a beautiful home in one of the hippest L.A. neighborhoods.
We're told Karrueche Tran is plunking down $4,600-a-month for a house in the heart of West Hollywood. The house is often adorned by Brown's various Lambos.
It seems like a hefty price to pay for someone with no full-time gig ... but she's been scoring some lucrative appearances at nightclubs recently -- thanks to Chris, of course.
The neighbors are cool with her and so far Chris hasn't acted up. But considering his history of not getting along with his neighbors -- see here and here -- that is subject to change.
Dad Trashes Home
And I'm Getting the Bill!
11/14/2014 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber has become a dad to his dad ... not only paying the elder Bieber's rent ... but he may have to bail his father out for TRASHING the home he was renting.
Jeremy Bieber leased a house in Kitchener, Ontario from October 2011 to September 2012. The landlord claims he left the place in shambles ... pet urine and feces stains all the over place, a toilet that busted after someone flushed a hairbrush down it and lots of other stuff.
A judge saw it the landlord's way, and according to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- ordered Jeremy to pay $12,852.93.
But Jeremy's sugar baby Justin will probably foot the bill, because it seems he's paid for everything else. The landlord attached a wire receipt showing Justin covered the $1,650 monthly rent.
We contacted Justin's lawyer, who had no comment.
My New NYC Pad
Will Have a Killer View!
11/13/2014 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan is moving back to New York City ... and she's got her sights set on a deluxe apartment in the sky.
We're told Lindsay is coming back when she finishes her London run for "Speed-the-Plow" ... and she's getting a roommate -- lil' sis Ali. Her last performance is Nov. 29th.
Ali and mother Dina have been scoping out places, with the help of celeb realtor Richard Nassimi ... and settled on the W Residences in the Financial District.
Lindsay -- a notorious slob -- will have plenty of help ... 24-hour concierge service, housekeeping, a SWEAT fitness center, a media room and a private, residents-only rooftop terrace.
The apartment is valued at $2 million. We'll see how it looks in 6 months.
Roommates Demand Money
For Hair Dye Damage
11/13/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes and her parents are on the verge of getting sued for allegedly trashing the apartment where she's been staying.
TMZ broke the story ... Amanda was staying with 3 girls in West Hollywood ... one of whom was her hair stylist. The girls say Amanda went wild at times ... burning cigarette holes in the carpets, splashing blue hair dye on the carpets and porcelain sinks, and on and on.
The mother of one of the girls signed the lease, and she contacted Amanda's parents and demanded $1,500 to repair the damage.
We know Amanda's parents told the mother to pound sand, saying the girls knew Amanda was unstable when they allowed her to stay against the parents' wishes, so as far as they're concerned the girls assumed the risk.
One of the girls told us ... Amanda was like 2 different people -- sometimes she was sweet and quiet and then on a dime she would turn angry and rude.