Val Kilmer clearly doesn't watch "The People's Court" or "Judge Judy" ... because he's about to learn a hard lesson about tenants doing home improvements.
Val was in Van Nuys small claims court Thursday ... battling his landlord over $6,000 that was withheld from his security deposit when he moved out of his Malibu rental.
The landlord claims Val made unauthorized improvements on the beach house. But Val just told the judge the landlord should give him his money back along with a big THANK YOU. The actor claims he materially improved the pad by putting some sort of wallpaper on the wooden cabinets and painted the fireplace.
The landlord doesn't like what Val did at all ... and submitted scores of pics to prove his point.
Fact is, it doesn't matter. According to the testimony ... there's a lease that says a tenant can ONLY modify the rental with the landlord's prior written approval, and apparently that didn't happen.
Val's security deposit totaled $23,500 and the landlord returned all but $7,400. The judge took the case under submission, which means in a few days Val will get a letter ... and we're guessing it won't be good news.
Hits On Hot Model
Using Disney Pickup Line
10/23/2014 11:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber can put Bill Clinton to shame ... and if you doubt that check out this video of the Biebs zeroing in on a very hot model he ultimately reels in.
Bieber was cruising Rodeo Drive in a Rolls-Royce when he caught a glimpse of Jacqueline Younis ... who was in the middle of a photo shoot for Festoun clothing.
JB ordered his driver to stop ... and he then summoned the damsel to the Rolls ... and she obliged.
Bieber -- practically drooling -- took a pic with her and it looked like they were about to exchange numbers, but his fame got in the way ... too many photogs, too many fans.
BTW ... check out his pickup line, comparing her to a Disney character. It's super Goofy.
Felony Drug Charges Reduced
... in Justin Bieber Raid
10/23/2014 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Za's new record is looking good ... well, his criminal record anyway -- because the L.A. County DA just reduced his drug possession charge to a misdemeanor.
TMZ broke the story ... Za was charged with felony drug possession -- after cops found ecstasy near him during their raid in January at Justin Bieber's house.
Za completed 12 drug classes, 160 hours of community service and passed multiple drug tests with flying colors. He also paid $7K in restitution and fines ... including $600 for the phone he broke in jail -- and the judge commended him on a job well done.
Never say never.
I'm No Millionaire or a Good Catch
... But Find Me a Dude!
10/23/2014 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dina Lohan is far from being a millionaire ... and she's got an insane amount of baggage -- but that's not stopping Patti Stanger from pimping her out to potential suitors.
TMZ has learned Dina will guest star on the upcoming season of "Millionaire Matchmaker" for a few dates -- normally that's reserved for someone with a lot of moolah ... but this season they're switching things up and featuring celebs.
We shot Dina heading into her pre-interview in NYC a few days ago ... and DiLo was mum about her appearance -- as well as the $$$ requirements to appear on the show.
So let this be a warning to any of the dudes Dina meets ... Lindsay Lohan is her daughter, Michael Lohan is her ex-husband, her house had foreclosure issues ... and well, just check Google.
PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION!!!
Messi Was Named After Me
10/23/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There would be no Lionel Messi ... without Lionel Richie ... and the singer tells TMZ Sports he was "quite honored" when he learned the soccer star was named in his honor.
Turns out, Messi's parents were huge Lionel Richie fans -- and named their son after the "Hello" singer back in 1987 ... one year after Richie released his double-platinum album "Dancing on the Ceiling."
So, when Richie was leaving Ago in West Hollywood last night -- we had to ask if the two had ever met to talk about it ... and we got a pretty interesting answer.
Check out the clip -- maybe we'll get a Lionel & Lionel duet in the near future???
Not So Totally Clean Getaway
10/23/2014 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Anne Hathaway has mastered the fine art of avoiding the paparazzi ... especially when she's dripping in sweat after yoga class.
Anne hit up a yoga gym in West Hollywood on Wednesday, and things got interesting when she left. The gym staff teamed up to move her Porsche (but not easily) right next to the exit -- so Anne could make an incognito getaway.
Not much to see of Anne here, but the silver lining -- there's a lot to see of one of her yoga instructors.
Yoga. It does a body really good.
Dating Man Who Molested Her Relative
10/23/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June is seeing someone new, but there's a big problem ... the guy just got out of prison after serving time for molesting one of June's relatives ... TMZ has learned.
The new guy is 53-year-old Mark McDaniel. He was convicted in 2004 for aggravated child molestation. Prosecutors say he molested an 8-year-old child -- forcing oral sex. June was dating McDaniel at the same time he molested the child.
We will not identify the child but it's someone with whom June has contact.
McDaniel served 10 years and was released this past March. He is now a registered sex offender in the state of Georgia.
We're told Honey Boo Boo's mom has been seeing McDaniel for the last few months ... sneaking away from production of the show and meeting up with him. We're told she's also been setting him up by buying him various gifts.
The photo was taken a few weeks ago in a hotel room where June, McDaniel, and other guests were hanging out.
We contacted TLC, which produces "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." The official says, "TLC is not currently in production on HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO. We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series."
We reached out to June ... so far no word back.
The Rams Should Move Back to Los Angeles
10/23/2014 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sorry St. Louis ... the Rams BELONG in Los Angeles -- so says Rams legend Eric Dickerson, who tells TMZ Sports he thinks it would be "fantastic" if his old squad packs up and heads west.
Of course, Dickerson played for the L.A. Rams from 1983 to '87 -- 7 years before they left for St. Louis -- but the NFL Hall of Famer says the Blue and Gold is an L.A. team at heart.
But he feels just as strong about the Raiders -- telling us that team needs to STAY IN OAKLAND!
It's a great clip -- Eric also explains why he feels bad for the people in the Black Hole.
Melissa Has 'No Choice' But to Sue
10/23/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Melissa Rivers will sue the medical center where Joan died and the doctors as well because it's the only way she can find out what really happened to her mom.
Sources connected to the Rivers family tell TMZ ... after the New York Dept. of Health and Human Services came out with its findings that Yorkville Endoscopy LLC was "deficient" in surgical services and medical staff ... Melissa tried to find out the root of the problems and if they caused her mom's death, but she was shut down.
We're told Melissa got advice from her lawyers ... the only way to know precisely what happened is to file a lawsuit, which entitles her to force doctors and facility staff to sit for sworn depositions and answer questions about what happened the day Joan stopped breathing.
Melissa, we're told, is frustrated because it's apparent the facility and the Dept. of Health know exactly what happened, so her only recourse is court.
I Didn't See Blake Griffin Slap Anyone
10/23/2014 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A key witness has emerged in Blake Griffin's alleged slap scandal -- his teammate DeAndre Jordan who was WITH the L.A. Clippers star the night of the incident.
We spoke to DeAndre out in L.A. yesterday who told us he had NO IDEA Blake was being investigated by police for allegedly pulling a Zsa Zsa Gabor on a patron at Tao nightclub early Sunday morning.
As we previously reported, Jordan was partying with Blake and several other Clippers teammates that night -- but tells TMZ Sports he has no recollection of Blake whipping out the pimp hand that night.
As for Blake, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department says it's looking into the allegations -- but so far, no charges have been filed.
There's a Right & a Wrong
Way To F*** with a Kardashian
10/23/2014 6:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J called out Tyga in a big way ... saying he's crossed the line messing with Kylie Jenner.
Ray and Princess Love were leaving Warwick in Hollywood Wednesday night when they announced their allegiance to Blac Chyna.
But the best part ... Mr. J explains the right and wrong way to cavort with a Kardashian.
He should know ... he's made millions off it.
ESPN Will Regret Dissing Kobe
10/23/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
ESPN done messed up by dissing Kobe Bryant ... and they're gonna regret it ... so says Pat Riley.
TMZ Sports spoke with the NBA legend out in Malibu this week -- and Riley made it clear, the Mamba will have his revenge on the network for ranking him #40 on the list of the best players in the league.
Of course, Kobe took issue with the ranking himself -- calling ESPN a "bunch of idiots."
BONUS -- We also asked Riley about the key to maintaining his legendary hair ... and dude dished out some tips.
My Vegas Deal Kicked J.Lo's Ass
10/23/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Marc Anthony now has bragging rights over Jennifer Lopez in one department -- he doubled the insane Vegas salary she's about to get ... with a recent show of his own at Planet Hollywood.
It sounds crazy, but Marc topped J.Lo's $350K per show guarantee when he took home $700K for his one-night-only gig on September 13th. In fact, the contract, obtained by TMZ, actually paid him just over $1 MILLION ... but promoter fees and operating expenses were taken out of that sum.
Of course, Jennifer's scheduled to play 72 shows to Marc's one -- and she'll make more than $26 mil over 2 years.
Bottom line ... Marc won the battle, but J.Lo wins the war.