Ryan Gosling is in a frustrating situation ... he wants protection from a woman who has been stalking him but the woman is nowhere to be found.
Gosling's lawyers laid their cards on the table Tuesday morning ... they just can't locate Grace Marie Del Villar ... the woman who has shown up at a Gosling family member's house in the middle of the night and sent him harassing emails and packages.
Gosling got a restraining order against her late last year but it has expired so he made a move to have it extended for 3 years.
Problem is ... Villar lives in NYC and Gosling's team can't find her. The judge dismissed the case Tuesday morning because the only way to get a restraining order is to personally serve the alleged stalker.
Sources connected with Gosling tell TMZ ... if she shows up again in L.A. they're ready to pounce in court.
'OLTL' Actor Brandon Buddy
Ex Soap Star Sudsin' ...
Busted For DWI
1/20/2015 10:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former "One Life To Live" star Brandon Buddy's already made a few bad choices in real life this year -- which is kinda written all over his face in this mug shot -- he got busted for DWI in Texas.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops were alerted on Sunday when a seemingly intoxicated Buddy -- covered in scratches -- was seen taking off in his car after grabbing beer at an Austin gas station.
After being stopped, an allegedly semi-conscious Buddy was evaluated at a nearby hospital and arrested for DWI.
Buddy's also being investigated for possessing dangerous drugs. Cops say they found prescription meds in his car on Jan. 4th.
He's still in jail for the DWI.
Hope Solo's Husband
BUSTED FOR DUI
'Don't You Know Who We Are?'
1/20/2015 8:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
9:23 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us ... Hope Solo was in the car with Stevens when he was pulled over for allegedly swerving on the road.
We're told Solo was "acting belligerent" in the car ... and pulled out her cell phone to record officers during the stop.
One source says "they were a major pain" ... and cops were thiiis close to arresting Solo for disorderly conduct.
We're told both Solo and Stevens were trying to play the dreaded, "Don't you know who we are?" card.
As for Stevens, we're told he refused to submit to a breath test -- so cops got a warrant to take him to a hospital to test his blood. Ultimately, cops were convinced he was wasted and arrested him for DUI.
The timing is interesting ... considering Solo was JUST let off the hook in a domestic violence case against her nephew and sister in which she was accused of going on a drunken violent tirade.
Former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens -- who's married to USA soccer star Hope Solo -- was arrested for DUI in Los Angeles this week ... TMZ Sports has learned.
According to officials, the 35-year-old was popped for driving under the influence around 1:49 AM on Monday morning. Police say he was initially pulled over because his headlights were off.
Bail was set at $5,000.
According to his booking sheet, Stevens is listed at 6'7", 245 pounds.
This isn't Stevens' first arrest -- he was busted in 2012 for assault after allegedly getting violent with Solo ... though the case was eventually dropped for lack of evidence.
Stevens -- a former 1st round draft pick -- played in the NFL for 9 seasons ... and was part of Seattle's 2005 squad that lost in the Super Bowl to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
FBI Launches Investigation
Over Hacked Website
1/20/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The FBI is on the hunt for hackers who shutdown Nik Richie's website The Dirty ... and the reality star tells us he's hemorrhaging money.
The Dirty has been down for weeks after a team of hackers began hitting the site with a DDoS attack -- which basically floods a server with so many requests it shuts down.
Nik tells us he contacted FBI investigators and they're on the case.
Richie says he's lost $250-300K this month alone in Super Bowl ads he couldn't deliver. He's also losing out because of cancelled appearances because he promotes them on his site.
Nik is blunt ... "These hackers are hypocrites. My website promotes free speech. F****** losers."
Movie Set Used
For Real Life Criminal Getaway
1/20/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
What's more surprising -- the fact Mischa Barton is filming a new movie ... or the fact someone was busted on the set of that movie while trying to escape from cops?
Production sources tell us Mischa and "Sons of Anarchy" star Winter Ave Zoli were shooting a movie called "Deserted" outside a bar in Culver City, CA earlier this month ... when a strange guy ran up and asked if he could hang with the actresses.
We're told the guy was trying to blend in, but failed because cops chasing him on foot quickly slapped the cuffs on him ... filming resumed.
Word on the set is the man was wanted for an alleged assault. Police tell us he was placed on a 5150 hold.
My Accountant Screwed Me
In My Garden
1/19/2015 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jaime Pressly doesn't have grounds that would justify a $220,000 gardening bill, but she definitely thinks she has grounds for suing her ex-accountant who paid that tab to her landscaper.
Jaime claims in a new lawsuit ex-pencil pusher Daniel Rivero paid the loot over just 5 years, which she says is ridiculous since she has a fairly modest home in the San Fernando Valley.
But it doesn't stop there. The actress says the accountant screwed up her taxes and now she owes $850K to Uncle Sam. And there's more. She says the guy made 3 bad business investments that cost her $170K.
Pressly's now asking for $900K plus punitive damages.
So much for lawn and order.
Animal Planet Star
Ex Claims Physical and Drug Abuse
He Says BS
1/19/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One of the stars of Animal Planet's "Battleground: Rhino Wars" just learned there's something actually more dangerous than a rhino ... a pissed off ex-girlfriend.
Azad "Oz" Ebrahimzadeh is under investigation by Memphis PD after Elizabeth Keister filed a police report claiming he punched and choked her during a trip to Australia last month. Law enforcement sources tell us since it happened outside of Memphis they can't do anything.
But Keister also claims she found drugs in his home he's possessing illegally ... ketamine and a bag with white powder, labeled "Viagra." Cops say they will investigate that charge.
But the Special Forces medic says she's full of it ... just a bitter ex who embarrassed him by getting wasted in front of his family during their trip. He denies striking her and says he has a DEA license for the drugs.
What concerns Oz most is his non-profit, VETPAW -- he says he doesn't want the allegations to jeopardize his work to protect African wildlife. He's considering his legal options against Keister.
Back On Probation
For Illegal Fireworks Bust
1/19/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gilbert Arenas is back on probation ... stemming from an illegal fireworks bust from 2013 ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The former NBA superstar -- who was famously involved in a NBA locker room gun showdown back in 2010 -- was arrested in L.A. with 100 POUNDS of illegal explosives in June 2013.
The timing couldn't have been better for Arenas ... who had completed probation from the gun incident roughly one year before the fireworks arrest. Talk about a close call.
As for the fireworks bust ... Arenas was charged with misdemeanor fireworks possession and was facing jail time -- but ultimately cut a deal with prosecutors to get probation instead.
According to official docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Arenas pled no contest ... and in exchange was hit with $41,240 in fines, penalties and other fees. Plus, he was ordered to complete 10 days of community service pertaining to "fire prevention."
Court docs show Arenas paid the fines and completed the community service -- and will remain on probation until January 2016.
Translation -- probably best to leave the fireworks to the pros this year.
Watch Co. Sues Fox
You Really Ticked Us Off!
1/19/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Fox is being sued by a watch company that made a deal to produce special "24" timepieces ... a deal which turned into a financial disaster.
The U.S. Agency Watch Company claims Fox was asleep at the wheel in providing a style guide and approving watch designs branded specifically for "24." The company claims Fox dragged it's feet for months, and by the time they finally got approval they couldn't meet their production deadline.
They say as a result 15,000 orders had to be cancelled.
On the bright side, we're thinking the watches that were actually produced may become collector's items and more valuable.
Sounds like Jack Bauer needed just a few more minutes.
Bravo Star Geneva Thomas
Justice is Fare
In Cabbie-Stiffing Case
1/18/2015 1:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Blood, Sweat and Heels" cast member Geneva Thomas will shell out $18 the next time she jumps in a cab ... because her penalty is keeping her nose clean for the next 6 months ... OR ELSE!
We broke the story ... Thomas was busted back in September after cops said she skipped out on an $18 cab fare. Now a deal has been struck ... if she stays out of trouble until July ... the case will go away ... as if it never happened.
Another advantage of Uber.
Drive By Shooting at Veep's Home
1/18/2015 9:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Multiple gunshots were fired outside of Vice President Joe Biden's home in Delaware Saturday night ... this according to the feds.
A vehicle reportedly drove by his home around 8:25 PM and fired off multiple shots from hundreds of yards beyond the Secret Service's perimeter.
The Vice Prez and his wife were not home when the shots went off ... but they were briefed on the incident following the shooting.
Biden's home is located several hundred yards away from the main road where the shots were fired ... and the residence will be searched to figure out if any bullets hit his house.
Shortly after the shooting, a driver attempted to get past the police perimeter ... but was immediately arrested by police. Unclear if this is the same vehicle, or driver who fired the shots.
'Grown Ups' Star Nadji Jeter
For Allegedly Driving High
1/18/2015 7:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Grown Ups" star Nadji Jeter was arrested Saturday night in Burbank after he was caught driving like a maniac ... and cops believe he was under the influence of drugs.
Jeter was pulled over around 7:40 PM after cops say he was driving aggressively while weaving in and out of traffic ... and when they approached the vehicle, officers caught a whiff of grass.
We're told the actor performed poorly on more than one field sobriety test ... and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
He's still behind bars.
Your Mama Screwed Me
On Pimped Out Floors
1/18/2015 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Akon will be walking on water if his super baller glass floor ever gets installed -- but the contractor says it ain't happening until he gets paid, and Akon's mom stops flaking out on the plans.
Durable Steel Structures filed a lien against Akon's Georgia mansion ... claiming it's owed $36,765 for work already done on the home. Both Akon and his mother are named on the lien.
The contractor tells TMZ he's done a lot of work to design a glass floor that will make it seem like you're walking above a coral reef. He says the plan is to have LED lights projecting the reef images below the glass. Can you say P-I-M-P?
Only problem -- the contractor claims once it came time to install the floor, Akon's mom couldn't make a decision about the lighting ... so now he's left holding the bag.
Mama Akon and son also had a problem with a contractor in 2012, who sued ... claiming he was owed $51,941 for work on the same house.
We contacted Akon's camp ... but no word back yet.