Robin Thicke is waving the white flag ... telling people in his camp his marriage to Paula Patton has collapsed.
Thicke certainly gave a strong sign the union is over by listing his L.A. home Monday. Paula has not lived in the house since their separation in February, after that grab-ass pic became public.
Sources connected with Robin tell TMZ ... an attorney is already working on a financial settlement -- separating assets.
Our sources say, however, neither side has hired a divorce lawyer.
Thicke is saying he will NOT be the one who files for divorce ... she'll have to do it. But he says he's done begging and is moving on.
Disney Star Orlando Brown
Cops Say Audio Proves
Actor Made Death Threats
7/24/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Disney star Orlando Brown is in the crosshairs of prosecutors after an audiotape surfaced in which he allegedly threatens to kill a woman, her daughter and her mom.
Police were called to the woman's North Hollywood apartment Monday just after midnight. The woman claimed the "That's so Raven" star was going nuts outside. Neighbors also called 911, one of whom claimed Brown had a weapon.
TMZ has obtained a copy of the audio -- which police have forwarded to the L.A. City Attorney -- in which a man threatens, "I'll kill you, your mama, your daughter, everybody."
Brown's rep tells TMZ the actor insists he's not the one on the audio, but cops disagree. Our police sources say they believe it is indeed Brown and they've forwarded the case to the City Attorney.
Brown says the woman is a stalker who has been "excessively" texting him, and he went to her apartment to explain to her boyfriend nothing was going on between them.
Brown has had his share of legal troubles. He served jail time for failing to complete his alcohol ed class in connection with a DUI.
My Landlord PAINTED Over
7/24/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sean Stewart is ready to fight his landlord in court who is going after him for back rent ... claiming she shamelessly painted over dangerous mold ... mold that made him sick.
Stewart's landlord posted an eviction notice on Sean's door July 16, after he failed to pay July rent totaling $2,995. Stewart says he bailed a month ago because of the mold danger.
Stewart says he had the money to pay but didn't because it's his legal right ... he complained several times about the mold but all the landlord did was paint over it. So Sean exercised his right under California law to move out without giving notice ... because the apt. posed a serious health risk.
He says he's been feeling weak for months and developed red blisters on his skin ... all because of the mold.
We reached out to Stewart's landlord for comment ... so far, no word back.
Rung Up for Alleged
Touching of Tatas
7/23/2014 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J is facing a sexual battery charge over that Bev Hills arrest in May, and now we know it's all because there's a big difference between grazing ass cheeks and grabbing boobs.
Ray allegedly went up top -- even though cops originally said it was a case of butt-brushing. How those body parts got confused ... is really confusing.
Jimmy Choo Founder
Sues Interior Designer
Your Work isn't Fit For a Frat House!
7/23/2014 2:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman who co-founded Jimmy Choo just scored a legal victory against her famous interior designer, claiming he charged her around $2 MILLION for work that "would not be acceptable in a college frat house."
Tamara Mellon's designer lawsuit against Martyn Lawrence Bullard -- who appeared on Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorators" -- will NOT be dismissed ... so ruled an L.A. judge on Wednesday.
Mellon claims Bullard is a media whore who flaunts his A-list clientele -- including Christina Aguilera, Cher, Aaron Sorkin and Eva Mendes -- and then grossly overcharges and delivers a shoddy product.
Mellon hired Bullard to decorate her swanky NYC apartment and her Hamptons home. She says when he was done, bookshelves were falling apart, a wall speaker was painted over, wallpaper was peeling off walls, the chandelier was dangling like a death trap, and on and on.
To make matters worse, she claims he was grossly over budget for the Hamptons house and when she complained he said, "I cannot possibly work on a limited budget."
Mellon says in her lawsuit -- filed by Eric George -- Bullard had the audacity to charge $35,000 for 8 chairs that he bought from a mall chain store.
And get this ... she says he misjudged the size of a piece of marble he ordered for her NYC apartment, so it had to be lifted by crane. She says he not only charged her to foot the bill for the crane fee, he added a 67% fee for himself.
They appeared together -- huggy huggy and kissy kissy -- back in 2011 on Bullard's Bravo show, "Million Dollar Decorators."
1-Year-Old Son Wins Major Cash
In Paparazzi Lawsuit
7/23/2014 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Adele's 1-year-old son Angelo will get a 5-figure settlement from paparazzi ... after the singer sued a British photo agency for ruining her son's "milestone moments."
Adele sued Corbis Images UK ... accusing the agency's photogs of illegally taking and posting pics of her little boy during his first family outings -- which she calls his milestone moments.
Adele claimed celeb kids aren't public property ... so paps have no right to invade their privacy. Fact is ... the privacy laws in England -- where the pics were taken -- are way stronger than in the U.S.
We're told Corbis has settled up by paying a 5-figure sum.
Accused of Grabbing Boob
7/23/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J is being accused of sexual assault not for grabbing a woman's ass at a Beverly Hills bar ... he allegedly grabbed her boob in front of witnesses.
TMZ broke the story ... Ray J was at Side Bar May 30th at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. He got in an altercation at the bar, was thrown out, the cops came and Ray J allegedly went nuts, kicking out a police car window and spitting on an officer. He's been charged with 4 misdemeanors, including assault and battery and sexual battery.
The sexual battery is curious. The Beverly Hills PD told TMZ the day after the incident ... Ray J did not commit a crime when he touched a woman. We were told he touched her butt and cops said it was "incidental."
But now law enforcement sources say they've found "new evidence" ... although it's weird that it's new. We now know multiple witnesses -- staff and patrons -- say they saw Ray J grab a woman's boob in the bar and now cops believe prosecution for sexual battery is appropriate.
One witness says Ray J came into the hotel "wacked out on something" and pushed an 8-year-old in the lobby as he made his way to the bar.
We're also told both the lobby and the bar are filled with surveillance cameras. We're told there are so many cameras in the bar everything can be seen -- they can even zoom in on a tab.
Ray J's arraignment is set for Friday. He is not required to be in court.
Paul Hogan Divorce
I'm Done With You ...
But I'm Keeping 'Crocodile Dundee'
7/23/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Hogan has cut bait with his estranged wife, Linda -- their divorce just became final -- but he's hanging on to the true love of his life ... "Crocodile Dundee."
Hogan is keeping the rights to the "Crocodile Dundee" character and the film company that produced the movies ... according to the divorce docs obtained by TMZ. He also keeps ownership of their house in Venice, CA.
For her part ... Linda gets a lump sum of $5.775 million from Paul -- and gets to keep living in the Venice house until 2018 or until she remarries ...whichever happens first. She also has the option to buy the pad outright for $1.59 mil -- the original purchase price.
In the kid department ... they'll share legal custody of their 15-year-old son, Chance and neither will pay child support. Ditto for spousal support.
The ex Mrs. Hogan ditched one other thing -- she's officially Linda Kozlowski again.
Ticketed for Speeding
'I Wasn't Speeding I Was Qualifying'
7/22/2014 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sarah Palin may be conservative, but her driving is unabashedly radical ... giving TMZ an epic rationalization for speeding in her pick up truck in Alaska.
The former guv was stopped in her hometown of Wasilla last Wednesday for going 63 in a 45 MPH zone in her Toyota Tundra. The cop wrote her up and she was on her way.
Palin cops to the crime, telling us, "I wasn't speeding, I was qualifying." She didn't accept full blame, saying Sammy Hagar's, "I Can't Drive 55" on the oldies station contributed to her lead foot.
We're told Palin will pay the $154 ticket STAT.
Hopefully a big black and white won't crush her groove next time.
Wins Custody Battle
Versus Husband #1
7/22/2014 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sherri Shepherd will maintain primary physical custody of her 9-year-old son, despite her ex-husband's claims she's a horrible parent to the child.
Sherri emerged victorious over Jeffrey Tarpley after yesterday's hearing in L.A. County Court -- he was seeking full custody of their son, but was denied by the judge.
TMZ broke the story ... Jeffrey made some horrendous claims about Sherri neglecting Jeffrey Jr. -- including blaming her for the boy not being able to read or tie his shoe laces.
The judge clearly disagreed. In court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- she wrote, "there has not been a material change in circumstances to grant the request."
After court Sherri asked fans to "keep the prayers coming" ... clearly referring to her ongoing battle with estranged husband Lamar Sally.
Keep the prayers coming... Still got more battles - please judge me by my character and not from the tabloids who are having a slow news day— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) July 21, 2014
Thanks for Finding My Wallet ...
Guy Who's Never Heard of Me
7/22/2014 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mark Ruffalo has one less reason to Hulk out -- "The Avengers" star lost his wallet in Chicago, but it was returned by a total stranger ... who had no idea he was dealing with a big time celeb.
Ross McHale tells TMZ he found the wallet in a cab last Friday ... and saw Ruffalo's name on an ID, but didn't recognize the name so he Googled it.
McHale's clearly not fan of the Hulk, "Zodiac," or "54" ... because he says Mark's creds still didn't ring any bells. But he did get enough info to reach out on Twitter, where Mark eventually responded ... "Thank you! Wow! Another point for the decency in people."
Ruffalo didn't offer a reward, but Ross is hoping for a pay-it-forward kinda deal. He tells us ... "If [Mark] ever finds my wallet I expect him to return the favor."
Gets Protection For Her Family
But NOT Her Husband
7/22/2014 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Angie Harmon just snagged a long-term protective order for her family ... well, everyone except her husband, ex-NFL star Jason Sehorn.
Harmon went to Santa Monica court Tuesday without a lawyer ... she represented herself.
Harmon convinced the judge ... Janice Lee Davis posed a significant threat to her and her family to warrant an order keeping her at a distance ... but "family" did not include Jason.
The order covers her, her 3 kids, a nanny and a family friend who lives at the home ... but no hubby.
People close to Angie tell us ... she didn't include Jason because he's never at the L.A. house ... he lives at their main residence on the East Coast. She's in L.A. with the kids while she shoots her show, "Rizzoli & Isles."
'Real Housewives' Daughter
Busted for DUI
7/22/2014 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bella Hadid -- the 17-year-old daughter of Yolanda Foster -- who appears on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- was arrested early Tuesday morning for DUI ... TMZ has learned.
Bella -- whose stepdad is legendary music producer David Foster and whose dad is Mohamed Hadid -- was driving on PCH at around 4 AM when she allegedly blew through a stop sign and almost collided with an L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. patrol car.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Bella was pulled over and the deputy detected a strong odor of alcohol.
Bella blew a .14 -- which approaches double the legal limit -- but because she's a minor it's even worse. She can't drive with ANY alcohol in her system.
It gets worse. Bella was driving on a suspended license.
She was arrested and ultimately released into the care of her famous stepdad.