Rihanna has yet another stalker ... and this one lurks with intent.
The singer got a restraining order against a dude who skulked around her Hollywood Hills house last week. Her security saw the guy hanging around for 3 to 4 hours and believed he was casing the joint.
The man was at one of Rihanna's perimeter walls, staring up, and the guard believed he was about to scale it. When the guy noticed the guard he fled. But the cops found him and arrested him on an unconnected vandalism charge.
Here's the twist. Law enforcement tells us they don't think the guy even knew it was Rihanna's house. Her security guards beg to differ.
Now he's ordered stay 100 yards from Rihanna and her home.
Kid From 'Jumanji'
Now Open About HIS Depression
8/21/2014 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Williams is inspiring people even in death ... his young co-star from "Jumanji" has decided it's time for people like him suffering from depression to shed the shame.
Somehow our photog spotted Bradley Pierce -- who played Peter Shepard in the classic 1995 comedy -- Wednesday night in L.A.
Pierce said he's been motivated to talk openly about his battle with depression, which he's dealt with since he was 16.
Pierce also shared a great story about Williams from the set of "Jumanji" about filming the monsoon scene -- the only time he ever got aggressive.
Solo Goes Yolo
Plunges Down 2,500 Ft. Slide
8/21/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
J.J. Abrams ain't gonna like this ... 'cause Harrison Ford put his recently broken leg at risk this week when he went barreling down a 2,500 foot mega-slide -- just days before he's due back on the "Star Wars" set.
Ford -- whose Han Solo scenes were pushed back when he broke his leg on the set in June -- hit up the Alpine Slide in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Tuesday to take the 2,500 foot plunge with his family.
The slide is no joke -- with riders sometimes reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour. And we're told Ford was FLYING down the chute ... and screaming to the rider in front of him to speed up!!!
We're told Harrison is a regular on the Alpine Slide -- and often rides with his grandkids -- but when you're nursing a broken ankle (and you're 72) and an entire production revolves around YOU, maybe find a less dangerous hobby??
Fortunately, the force was strong with Harrison -- no injuries, no accidents, no problems. He's reportedly due back on the "Star Wars" set by the end of the month to finish shooting.
You're 3 Times a Douchebag
8/21/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Commodores -- who famously and shockingly survived Lionel Richie's departure back in the 80s -- are now suing an ex-member ... accusing him of jacking the group's name.
According to the lawsuit ... Thomas McClary ditched the Commodores 30 years ago -- shortly after Richie did -- to pursue a solo career ... but is now performing again using the Commodores name.
The Commodores -- who still perform 30 to 50 shows a year -- claim McClary is confusing people by calling his group "The Commodores featuring Thomas McClary" -- and by singing all their old hits, including "Brick House" and "Easy."
The group claims McClary even had the gall to send a legal letter to the real Commodores -- warning them to stop trashing him by warning venues where McClary was booked to perform.
The lawsuit wants a judge to disgorge money he made from his deception.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Hit Close to Home
8/21/2014 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Spade didn't do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (and donate a whopping $100,000) to be funny or cool, he did it because he lost a family member to the terrible disease.
Spade was at Nobu Wednesday night where he told our photog why it was so important to him. He said he hopes all this fundraising leads to a cure so no one has to go through what he's witnessed first hand.
So far, the challenge has raised an incredible $41.8 million.
Snoop Dogg's Son
& Muhammad Ali's Grandson
HS Football Teammates
8/21/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
What do Muhammad Ali and Snoop Dogg have in common?
They're both gonna be rooting for Bishop Gormon High School this year ... where Snoop's son and Ali's grandson are teammates on the varsity football team ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Broadus -- one of the best wide receivers in the country -- transferred to the Vegas-area school (considered the #1 football school in the country) in the off-season ... hoping it'll better prepare him for D1.
And one of his new teammates happens to be Biaggio Ali Walsh -- grandson of "The Greatest."
We're told Biaggio is a sophomore running back with big-play potential.
TMZ Sports spoke with Assistant Coach Ron O'Dell who tells us he's thrilled to have both guys on the squad and expects big things from his team this year.
As for getting their famous family members in the stands -- you can bet on it ... Snoop and Muhammad are both super supportive of the kids.
Pharrell Williams Sued
I Got "The Voice"
You Want Me to Do YouTube? Seriously?
8/20/2014 4:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pharrell Williams' "Voice" could cost him a million dollars.
Mr. Happy is being sued by the producer of his uber-successful YouTube show, "ARTST TLK" .... featuring interviews with big celebs like Spike Lee, Usher and Tony Hawk. The 12 episodes of Season 1 were huge ... scoring a total of more than 1.7 million views.
But the producer says he got big footed when "The Voice" came along and asked Pharrell to join the judge's panel for Season 7. According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Pharrell told him to pound sand, saying "The Voice" made an exclusive deal so he couldn't do the YouTube show.
Pharrell was kind of insulting, writing the YouTube producer, "Holding me to a contract that prohibits 'The Voice' exclusivity requirement? It's 'The Voice!'" Translation, I can't do your stupid little show.
The YouTube producer says he invested a million bucks in the project and wants Pharrell to pay.
Pharrell's rep tells TMZ ... "This is complete nonsense. It's unfortunate when you try to help a friend and they wind up trying to take advantage of you."
Kevin Hart's Ex-Wife
I Don't Care What He Does
With His Money
8/20/2014 2:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Hart's ex-wife Torrei has her own life, her own money, her own career ... and she's OVER Kevin Hart ... so she says.
Our photog got the "Atlanta Exes" star at LAX Wednesday ... as she pimped her new line of mixers, she insisted she was not bent out of shape when Kevin and his freshly-minted fiancee came face-to-face with her at Magic City strip club in ATL Monday ... where Kev dropped $40K.
Good Q by our photog -- If Kevin invites her to the wedding, would she go?
Also, check out the 2 people flanking Torrei during the conversation. Pretty funny.
Pisses Off Judge
8/20/2014 1:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short -- like the Caribbean island where he's hiding -- is a little beach ... so says the judge in his domestic violence case who just annihilated him in court.
Columbus was a no show in court again Wednesday AM -- and the irate judge has clearly lost his patience, upping his arrest warrant from $40K to $500K ... that means when Columbus is eventually arrested he has to post half a mil before he's set free.
Columbus has been a fugitive from justice after blowing off his domestic violence hearing last month in favor of his extended Barbados vacation.
We're told ... the former "Scandal" star is expected to fly back to the U.S. Wednesday to face the music ... and we're told he will be immediately cuffed and jailed.
Judgment day awaits.
I Haven't Gotten an Offer
From Chelsea Show
8/20/2014 11:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chelsea Handler's irreverent sidekick Chuy has NOT been offered a job on Chelsea's upcoming Netflix show ... but even if he does, he's not sure he'll sign on.
Chuy's manager tells TMZ ... Netflix and Chelsea have been radio silent ... and the clock is ticking. The smart money is on Chuy not getting an offer because if they really wanted him they would have made him an offer.
On the other hand ... the show isn't set to debut until 2016, so there's still time.
But Chuy isn't waiting around. His manager tells us ... He will be on the air by the end of this year -- either on his own show or with someone else. The manager says Chuy is in negotiations with both scenarios ... which are comedy-based.
We're told he's also into doing an overseas comedy tour.
We reached out to Netflix ... so far no word back.
My Favorite Rap Song Is
... Not By Jay Z
8/20/2014 11:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Durant and Jay Z might be business partners -- but that's apparently where it stops ... 'cause when Durant recently named his favorite rap song, Beyonce's husband was NOT the culprit.
The Durantula recently sat down for an interview at an NBA2K15 event where he was asked a bunch of personal questions, including what song gets him ready to go out and drop buckets.
Check out the video ... if you're expecting some Roc Nation loyalty, you ain't gonna get it.
Silver lining? Kevin's answer is just one more thing for Pharrell to be happy about (no it's not that song either, thank god).
Justin Bieber Sued
Allegedly Ordered Photog Attack
Personally Destroyed Camera
8/20/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber can jump off a cliff ... but he can't order his bodyguard to attack anyone trying to photograph him doing it ... so a paparazzo alleges in a new lawsuit against the singer.
Aja Oxman claims Bieber was behind a brutal attack against him in which he was lifted in a choke hold and slammed onto the hood of a car. According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Justin "enjoyed the beating."
Bieber was in Kauai last November at Shipwreck Beach and decided to cliff jump. Oxman says he took a photo on a public beach and Bieber sicked his bodyguard on him ... ordering, "Go get his memory card and do whatever you have to do to get that card."
Oxman says that's when the bodyguard opened a can of whoopass, took his camera and memory card. The bodyguard, Dwayne Patterson, was booked for 3rd degree assault and 4th degree criminal property damage.
The suit -- filed by attorney Sark Ohanian -- claims Bieber and his hired muscle destroyed the camera together.
We called Bieber's people. So far, no comment.
I Won't Be Banging JLo
In My New House
8/20/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casper Smart bought a sweet new pad in the San Fernando Valley and he WON'T be banging Jennifer Lopez inside ... these are the 2 things we know.
We found out Smart just closed on a $760,000 ranch-style home in Woodland Hills. He put down 20% -- $152,000. And get this ... it's all Casper's money. JLo didn't give him a penny. He's been renting out a condo he already owned and making money doing choreography for artists like Nicki Minaj.
The 2,039 sq ft house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a pool, fruit trees, and a batting cage.
Now the banging part. We posted pics of Smart and JLo driving together Monday in L.A. and it looked like something was up -- she was trying to hide from the photog -- but we're now told they continue to be friends but the romance is over and out.
Plus ... JLO wouldn't be caught dead in THAT part of the valley.