"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.
Battling Kenny G's Wife
Over Trashed Beach House
11/12/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kenny G's ex-wife is at war with Nick Carter ... claiming he trashed her Malibu beach house ... leaving it littered with dog and cat poop.
The "Backstreet Boys" singer rented the home from Lyndie Benson in the super-exclusive Malibu Cove Colony for the very reasonable price of $17K/mo. plus a $35K security deposit.
Sources close to Benson claim Nick left the place a wreck ... flooding the house by overloading the septic tank, and letting his pets crap and pee everywhere.
Carter's calling BS ... he's furious she only returned around $1,700 of the security, so he's suing to get the balance.
Carter says the house was a mess when he got it ... stained carpets, leaky toilets and a broken A/C.
Carter -- who by the way lists his income at over $1M a year -- is suing for the balance.
Yeah, I Have a Place to Stay
But I Don't Like It
11/11/2014 2:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes is not telling the truth when she says her parents aren't allowing her to have a roof over her head, because we've learned she's had a place all along ... she just doesn't like the location.
Sources connected with the Bynes family tell us ... Amanda's parents got her a room in a Glendale hotel immediately after she was released from the psychiatric facility.
Amanda does NOT want to stay in Glendale, but her parents were firm ... they will not get her a place anywhere near Hollywood or West Hollywood, because they think it spells nothing but trouble and where leeches glom onto her.
Our sources say Amanda's parents have told her if she wants a different area they'll find her a place, as long as it's not Hollywood or WeHo. But that's where Amanda wants to be and that's why she's been mooching off friends and crashing at their places.
We're told her parents' hotel package includes car services, food ... the works. Amanda's tirades that she doesn't have money for food or lodging are simply false.
My Rent's Paid in Full ...
But I'm Movin' Out
11/10/2014 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's gonna need a new place to GTL -- fast ... he's hightailing it out of his NJ house ... ending his war with the landlord.
As we first reported ... Sorrentino's landlord, Pat Giganti, took Sitch to court ... to try and force him out of a $700K rental home in Manchester, NJ. Giganti claims Situation is a lousy tenant who's trashed 2 different homes.
Both sides were in court Monday, but the case was dismissed because Sitch was up to date on his rent. Rather than continuing to fight Giganti though ... Situation's decided to get the hell outta Dodge. We're told he'll be moving out within 2 days, and moving trucks are already at the house.
As for any alleged damages -- Giganti tells us he will have to file separate lawsuits to collect any $$$.
Situation is also threatening a lawsuit ... if Giganti doesn't give him back his security deposit.
WORST TENANT EVER
11/9/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Situation has both the civil and criminal courts covered in New Jersey ... because his landlord will ask a judge on Monday to boot Sitch from his home.
Pat Giganti is a tolerant if foolish man ... he rented to The Situation once before and got burned -- the "Jersey Shore" star trashed his $750,000 home 2 years ago.
But Giganti -- clearly a glutton for punishment -- rented Sitch another home worth around $700K in Manchester, NJ ... and apparently history has repeated itself.
The landlord claims there are bottles at the bottom of the pool, rips in the pool liner, holes in the wall and a ton of other problems that go with big, drunken parties.
And there's this ... the landlord says Sitch is a deadbeat who's behind on rent.
In the greater scheme of things it's small potatoes ... the reality star faces hard time if he's convicted of tax fraud.
Fame ... sometimes it really is a bitch.