The Situation just accepted a plea deal for 12 weeks of anger management following his arrest for assaulting his brother last month ... TMZ has learned.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has been incentivized ... if he completes the program to the judge's satisfaction ... the assault charge will be reduced to a petty crime - disorderly conduct.
The plea deal was unveiled this morning in court in Middletown, NJ. Sitch was with Frank ... the brother he punched in their tanning salon ... and told us he's not looking forward to anger management, but admits he could probably use it.
Sitch's attorney Edward Fradkin says the anger counseling will be done on a one-on-one basis.
GTL and AM.
I'm Done with L.A.
Wanna Buy My Home for $100 Mil?
7/28/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Petra Ecclestone -- the fashion designer and daughter of a Formula One billionaire who plunked down $85 Mil on Aaron Spelling's mega-mansion just 3 years ago -- wants to unload the property, but ONLY to someone who will pay more than the most expensive house in L.A.
Real estate sources tell TMZ ... Ecclestone and her husband are moving back to London and want to unload the 57,000 square foot Holmby Hills estate. She's given 5 top L.A. realtors a secret listing ... aka a pocket listing.
Petra -- who came to L.A. hoping to be the next big socialite thing -- bought the mansion from Candy Spelling for $85 mil. Petra spent a fortune redoing the joint, and now she's got a price ... and it's astronomical.
Petra wants AT LEAST as much as the most expensive property in L.A. -- it's called Fleur de Lys, and it sold in March for $102 MIL. To give you an idea ... it has a ballroom that accommodates 650 rich souls.
We're guessing part of the problem might be the fact that Petra and her hubby have one kid, and maybe 57,000 square feet is a little too big.
I'm Too Broke To Pay My Ex
I Live On $6K A Month
7/28/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Terrence Howard's ex-wife threatened to blackmail him to get a RIDICULOUS amount of spousal support -- or so he claims -- leaving him with a scant $6K a month ... and now he's gunning to undo the injustice.
Terrence filed new court docs ... asking a judge to throw out his divorce settlement with Michelle Howard. He says they were only married a year and he was extorted and blackmailed into signing the settlement.
Michelle's not backing down, claiming he owes her $325K in spousal support.
Terrence claims he could never pay her that money ... because he only takes home $5,878 a month.
Howard claims the balance of his earnings are earmarked for another ex-wife, Lori McMasters, to pay spousal and child support.
Howard says he's actually an employee on Lori's payroll -- his Hollywood movie money goes directly to her ... and she cuts him his monthly check.
The single life ... so underrated.
Ex-'Bad Girls Club' Chick
Popped for DWI & Drugs
7/28/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Florina "Flo" Kaja is still a 'Bad Girl' to cops in NY, where she got busted for DWI and drug possession -- but not before she tried to dupe 'em with the oldest move in the book ... TMZ has learned
Kaja -- from Season 4 of "The Bad Girls Club" -- was stopped by cops in Yonkers, NY on Monday night for making an illegal U-turn. According to police, she appeared to be under the influence ... acting erratic and fidgety.
Cops say they found a bag of weed and another substance they believe to be cocaine. Officers say Flo also gave them a fake name, which -- as every delinquent teen knows -- NEVER works.
Flo's been charged with possession of a controlled substance and DWI -- and cops say she also had an outstanding warrant for harassment.
Yeah, she bad.
Police Investigation Launched
Over Prank Handcuff Pic
7/27/2014 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Australian police have launched an investigation over a picture of cops handcuffing Lily Allen.
The Australian Federal Police say officers were escorting Allen through Gold Coast Airport when she jokingly asked one of the cops to handcuff her ... and she posted the picture on Instagram.
The AFP wasn't happy about it and launched an investigation ... acknowledging protocols were breached but then kind of justifying it by saying the officers were "caught in the moment."
It's unclear if police contacted Lily, but she decided to delete the pic from her Instagram.
'Major Crimes' Star
Twitter Criminal Wishes Him Death
On Malaysian Jet
7/27/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Major Crimes" star Graham Patrick Martin is being terrorized by a cyber stalker who wished him a violent death aboard one of the doomed Malaysian jets.
Someone has created a Twitter account with Martin's name ... using a different middle initial but making it appear it's the actor's official Twitter account. The impostor is going to town, sending more than 100 tweets a day, in one case tweeting, "How unlucky I wasn't on board Flight 370."
The fake Martin also wrote, "I sure have the likability of a Hitler youth." And the fraud is also bashing the real Martin's girlfriend, tweeting, "I think it's sad dat now at her 30s whore doesn't look older than 80, but tomorrow she'll look like infinity."
The guy has been sending more than 100 tweets a day. Twitter shut down the account but the guy just fired up a new one.
The 22-year-old actor has gone to the LAPD asking for help. He's worried people are confusing the impostor for him, which is hurting his image and scaring him and his family.
LAPD just executed a search warrant on Twitter to get info allowing them to track the guy down and arrest him.
Ex-'RHONJ' Star Danielle Staub
Sex Tape Partner Gets Screwed
7/27/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub will probably get the cold shoulder the next time she shops at Nordstrom ... because she just screwed them over in bankruptcy court ... and she royally screwed the guy in her sex tape in the unforgettable onion bagel scene.
Staub got a sweet deal in bankruptcy court, excusing more than $200,000 in debt. Among those who are saying bye bye to their money ... Sex tape partner Stephen Zalewski won't get $100K from his defamation lawsuit against her.
In addition to Nordstrom, which is out more than $7K ... Ford is saying bye bye to $3K, American Express is out more than $7K. and her lawyers are out more than $30K ... but no one feels sorry for them.
Finally for Danielle ... a clean discharge.
Arrested For DWI
Name Drops Bloomberg During Bust
7/26/2014 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Bio-Dome" star Dara Tomanovich was arrested for DWI in New York ... and she may have tried to get out of it by name dropping ex NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Dara -- who played one of the hot female scientists alongside Kylie Minogue -- reportedly crashed her Porsche in Manhattan earlier this month ... and when cops showed up, she was stumbling around while reeking of booze.
Page Six reports Tomanovich said she was friends with Bloomberg and could get the officers fired or transferred.
The actress then allegedly failed two breathalyzer tests -- she blew .159 and .112 -- and was subsequently taken into custody. She was charged with DWI and released without bail.
Slap Victim Lawyers Up
Pay Up, Or Else
7/26/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman Tim McGraw bitch slapped during a concert earlier this month has taken the first step in slapping Tim back ... with a lawsuit.
Jesslyn Taylor has hired a lawyer who has already contacted Tim's people ... and it's pretty obvious she wants Tim to ante up ... or face a personal injury lawsuit.
Her lawyer, Eric Hertz -- a Georgia personal injury attorney -- tells TMZ his client was NOT trying to grab Tim's junk when he hauled off and slapped her. He says she was nothing more than an enthusiastic fan who was part of the show's "interactive environment" and merely wanted a touch.
Hertz says Jesslyn is furious Tim's been slinging mud at her by claiming she was aggressive ... trying to rip his jeans ... and she was thrown out of the concert as a result. He says she feels humiliated and for starters wants an apology.
Cops told us they side with Tim and feel he's the victim.
When you hire a P.I. attorney to contact someone who slapped you, you want one of two things: money or a lawsuit to get you money.
We reached out to McGraw's reps ... so far no word back.
Homeless Stalker Arrested
For Creepy Note Threats
7/26/2014 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A homeless man was arrested in New York for stalking and harassing Rihanna ... by delivering super creepy hand written notes to her home.
Kevin Mcglynn was allegedly caught on surveillance video 3 separate times this month ... delivering the notes calling her a bitch and threatening to bum rush her home.
The New York Daily News reports he also allegedly sent at least 4 letters to her California home.
On his 3rd visit earlier this month -- the homeless man dropped his benefits card in the singer's SoHo building ... leaving his address, so cops easily tracked him down.
Mcglynn claimed in court Rihanna, Jay Z and Kanye West jacked his "material."
He's being held without bail ... and since he's got a long rap sheet which trespassing arrests -- he could be there for awhile.
Stars and Scars
You be the Judge
7/26/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers made lots of friends and lots of enemies with her impassioned Israel tirade that TMZ posted Friday. And Lil Wayne is now giving Jay Z a run for his money. So we gotta ask ...
My Oprah Chai Tea Was Spiked with Heroin
... Claims Bizarre Lawsuit
7/26/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
All he wanted was a hot cup of Oprah Winfrey's signature tea, but a Starbucks customer claims his came with a heavy dose of heroin and a barrage of racial slurs -- this according to a lawsuit so outrageous, it's hard to take seriously.
Vernon Charles Allen Merriweather says he ordered Oprah's Chai tea last Fall in Buffalo, NY -- and noticed the staff added hallucinogenics, heroin and Ambien ... according to the Federal lawsuit.
Merriweather also says when he applied for a job (during a different visit) at the Starbucks -- he was told, "We don't hire n******" -- and the baristas called themselves an Aryan nation.
Just in case you're still taking the suit seriously -- VCAM's tea was allegedly spiked 6 months BEFORE Oprah Chai tea even debuted! Yeah.
All the same, VCAM is suing Oprah, Starbucks, and 2 colleges in Buffalo ('cause why not) for discrimination and harassment -- and wants all involved to get diversity training ... and give him $15 million.
To Probation Dept.
7/25/2014 5:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber began paying his dues for his vandalism conviction in the egging case, by meeting with his probation officer ... TMZ has learned.
Bieber and his lawyer, Shawn Holley, showed up at the Probation Dept. at the Santa Monica Courthouse Friday afternoon. They spent an hour with the probation officer.
Sources say they discussed the requirements of his probation, which include NOT breaking any laws and completing his anger management and community service on time.
Bieber pled no contest to misdemeanor vandalism and was ordered to attend 12 anger management classes, complete 5 days of community service and pay $80K for the damage he caused.