Casper Smart's dog escaped from Jennifer Lopez's house and bit one of her neighbors ... leaving the woman with a broken hand.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Smart's boxer, named Bear was at JLo's home outside Los Angeles back in December ... when he got loose and clamped down on the neighbor's hand and arm.
Since the attack, Bear has been quarantined at Casper's nearby Woodland Hills home. Authorities are still trying to determine if the dog poses a danger to others.
We're told both of Casper's boxers still spend a lot of time at JLo's house ... since her kids love the dogs. It's unclear if JLo or Casper were at the house when the attack happened, but Animal Control gave Casper a citation for an unleashed dog ... since he's the owner.
We've reached out to Casper, but haven't heard back yet.
Jennifer Lopez --
My Choice in Men Just Sucks!
1/8/2015 8:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez just massacred Marc Anthony, Ben Affleck, Diddy and worst of all ... Casper Smart!
JLo had a little truth slip on "American Idol" Wednesday night ... letting fellow judges Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban in on a secret -- she's awesome, but the problem lies with the men she chooses.
We forgot poor Chris Judd. She thinks he sucks too.
JLo & Casper
Not Ready for Primetime
8/25/2014 5:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart insist they're not back together, and Sunday night at the VMAs ... they went through great lengths to show they aren't ... which totally means they are.
As TMZ first reported, despite being photographed together last week ... her people swear they're leading separate lives and just friends.
So J.Lo and Casper walked the VMA red carpet separately, sat separately at the VMAs (except for a quick reunion for candy) and each showed up at Mastro's following the show ... but left separately.
Where there's smoke ...
J.Lo's Secret Sugar Daddy
... At MTV VMAs
8/24/2014 8:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart REUNITED at the MTV VMAs ... if only for a quick second ... when the dancer made J.Lo an offer she couldn't refuse -- Skittles.
Despite the fact they were sitting in different sections, Casper made his way over to Jennifer's section during a commercial break with a sugary peace offering ... and the whole thing was captured on the VMA livestream.
As we previously reported, the two were spotted out together earlier this week -- despite the fact they recently broke up.
Signs of a reconciliation ... or did Casper just get played for some Skittles?
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.
Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart
8/19/2014 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart were back together Monday ... and when she spotted the photog she ducked for cover -- which totally means they're banging!
We think it's JLo's car ... it's definitely not his, although he's driving.
JLo and Casper broke up in June after dating 2 1/2 years. There were reports Smart cheated on JLo with a transsexual, but he denied it and threatened to sue.
As we reported ... the breakup was amicable and they parted as friends. Now it appears there may be benefits to the friendship.
J. Lo's Ex Proves He's ...
KNOT Afraid of Change
7/16/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casper Smart's post-Jennifer Lopez life may have fewer champagne wishes and caviar dreams ... but dude can still afford a (sorta) fancy new hair style.
Smart went full Asian on Tuesday ... strolling out of Philippe Chow while rocking a mean Samurai-styled topknot.
Casper was pretty talkative too -- giving us his pro-dancer review of J.Lo's recent twerkfest in Miami, but more importantly ... he told us what the hell he was thinking when he got his hair chopped.
Then again ... that cut might be self-inflicted.
I Bank on America
6/27/2014 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Poor Casper Smart. No really ... poor Casper Smart, who went hat in hand to Bank of America.
As we previously reported ... Jennifer Lopez did NOT give Casper a fabulous parting gift -- such as money -- when the two broke up a few months back.
So the freshly single/cash strapped Casper made the trek to the Calabasas branch, spoke with a banker and then hightailed it out of the parking lot on his chopper.
The good news -- he has experience babysitting, and that can pay quite a lot.
Scoping Out Real Estate
On Lopez Street
6/21/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez's ex boyfriend was photographed looking at property in L.A. Friday, and of course the agent showed him a house on Lopez Street.
It's unclear if Casper is serious about the place, but based on the location -- we're guessing he'll pass.
Dude already did more than 2 years on Lopez. Didn't end well.
Blog Claims His Lawyer's
A Dumb F***
6/19/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casper Smart's lawyer just got the most sarcastic letter we've ever seen in the 9 years of TMZ ... all stemming from Casper's alleged dalliances with transsexuals.
Casper's attorney threatened to sue TheDirty.com after 2 transsexuals posted comments on the website claiming they hooked up with Casper. The lawyer says the comments are defamatory.
But the lawyer for TheDirty -- David Gingras -- fired off a brutal response, telling Casper to pound sand. TheDirty's lawyer says if Casper has a case ... it's against the transsexuals, not the blog.
Here are some of the choice comments in the lawyer's response:
-- "In America, we have this annoying little thing called the 'First Amendment.'"
-- "First, your letter is addressed to 'Hooman Karamian' and yet it begins, 'Dear Mr. Hooman." I have no idea why lawyers think it's impressive to refer (incorrectly) to another person using their first name. I must have missed that class in law school. Do you think this makes you look smarter? Trust me -- not so much."
-- "Now let's get back to first year of law school, shall we? And to make this really easy for you …"
Casper's lawyer made the mistake of telling the lawyer for TheDirty this wasn't his first rodeo. So TheDirty's lawyer fired back, "You're darn tootin' Cowgirl -- this isn't our first time at the rodeo."
And check out the artwork next to the lawyer's John Hancock.
Them's fightin' words, cowgirl.
I Did Not Cheat
on Jennifer Lopez!
6/16/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casper Smart did NOT cheat on Jennifer Lopez with two transsexuals -- and he's prepared to sue the website that claims he did ... so says Casper Smart.
As TMZ first reported, JLo and Smart split up a few months back ... and it had nothing to do with Smart's alleged sexcapades.
But Smart is pissed that TheDirty.com claimed he had flings with two transsexuals he met on Instagram ... so his lawyer has fired off a letter to the site's founder, Nik Richie, denying he's ever met, kissed or had sexual relations with either of the transsexuals in question.
Smart says he didn't send them dirty pics and flat out denies cheating on Jennifer.
Smart has given the site an ultimatum -- either retract the story or get sued.
Smart's lawyer also sent a threatening letter to one of the transsexuals who has been talking to the media ... imploring her to sign a declaration saying they never met Smart.
TMZ reached out to Richie for a response ... and here's the part we can post: "Casper, go get a real job. I heard Instagram is hiring over in their compliance department ... Stop blaming everyone else for your problems."
Busts Crazy Dance Moves
To Pull Hot Maxim Chicks
6/12/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casper Smart went looking for a Jennifer Lopez replacement in a target rich spot -- the Maxim Hot 100 party -- but the choreographer had trouble attracting babes with his moves on the dance floor.
Sources inside the party Tuesday night tell TMZ ... Smart was there with his boys, including Wilmer Valderrama.
We're told things got weird when Smart -- who remember is a dancer by trade -- hit the floor by himself, and busted out some crazy moves?
Some people felt he was trying to steal the spotlight by dancing solo near a giant video screen that was flashing photos of the hot 100 babes.
But the best moment was when #36 ... J.Lo popped up on screen. We're told Casper kept his head down the whole time to avoid seeing her pic.
Walks From JLo
With Sweet Rides, But That's It
6/9/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casper Smart is keeping some fabulous parting gifts in the wake of his breakup with Jennifer Lopez ... but he's not getting any cash ... he's now strictly on his own.
Sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ ... Casper gets to keep 2 motorcycles, a jeep and a Dodge Ram truck.
Pretty sweet so far, but that's where it ends. Casper's days tooling around L.A. in that white Bentley are over. Ditto flying private jets, the fancy Hamptons mansion and the Hidden Hills estate.
The toughest change for Casper -- he won't be sitting front row during Paris Fashion Week with Kanye.
And there's this. Our sources say Jennifer won't be doling out any money for Casper to land on his feet, but we're told that's the way he wants it. As it was put to us, "He's too much of a man" and hasn't asked for anything.
Well, Melanie Griffith is gonna be single soon ...