Kendall Jenner wants to prove she's no food bill scofflaw ... which is why she not only paid for an expensive meal Tuesday -- she also left the server a big fat tip.
Kendall hit up Pearl's liquor bar in West Hollywood with Stephen Baldwin and his daughter Hailey. We're told the tab came to $554 ... and Kendall covered the whole thing ... AND left a $160 tip.
No money was thrown.
On a Roll
Another Car Crash
8/15/2014 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kylie Jenner is now eligible to qualify for a demolition derby ... because she was just in yet another car crash ... TMZ has learned.
We're told the latest crash -- which occurred Thursday night as she was driving home from dinner -- resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to her brand new Range Rover.
Here's Kylie's story. She was driving home from Katsuya in Glendale when a woman in another car got cut off. She says the woman swerved into her lane and rear ended her.
The scenario is what Kylie told her parents ... so take it for what it's worth.
She has a rich, short driving history. The 17-year-old caused a multi-car crash a year ago ... 18 days after she got her license. She messed up her Mercedes SUV.
Kylie also got ticketed in January ... we're told it was for speeding.
Last month Kylie was pulled over and ticketed for tinted windows and driving with a teenager ... she's too young to have a minor alone in the car.
If you see Kylie on the road ... a sharp right onto a side street is advisable.
Showdown with Waitress
Over Dine and Dash
8/14/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kendall Jenner admits she “accidentally” walked out on a restaurant tab in NYC, but denies she threw cash at the waitress who confronted her about it.
Now that Kendall’s lawyered up and demanding the waitress apologize -- some people can't figure out who's telling the truth ... Jenner or the jilted server?? TMZ inspeculates!
Threatens to Sue Waitress
Over Inadvertent Dine and Dash
8/14/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kendall Jenner claims she's been defamed by a waitress who said the 18-year-old threw money in her face ... and she's threatening to sue.
TMZ has obtained a letter from Kendall's lawyer, admitting Jenner was indeed at Mercer Kitchen last week and that she accidentally skipped out on the bill.
But legal pitbull Marty Singer says the rest of the waitress' story is a pack of lies. The waitress tweeted she chased Kendall down the street to get the money and Jenner threw it in her face.
Singer says in the letter ... what actually happened was that the waitress did come up to her outside but Jenner was "extremely apologetic" and gladly paid what she owed -- $33, plus a $7 tip ... which she "politely handed" to her.
Singer says, "Although you are working as a waitress at Mercer Kitchen, I understand you are also a struggling actress," adding, "You no doubt concocted a fictionalized account of your encounter with my client in order to create publicity for yourself."
No Patience Left for Rob's Issues
With Drugs and Weight
8/13/2014 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian is tired of her brother wallowing in his problems, and admits she's taking a tough love approach until he takes action.
Kim was on "Watch What Happens Live" Tuesday night and told Andy Cohen what went down between her and Rob when he left Italy before her wedding to Kanye West.
As TMZ first reported ... Rob ditched because he was self-conscious over his weight gain and did not want to appear in any wedding photos.
Last night Kim said, "I try to encourage him, and once you don't make that change for so long ... my patience wears out." She never says exactly WHAT he's been dealing with "for so long" -- but our Kardashian sources say Rob's weight gain is closely tied to his issues with drugs.
Watch Kim ... it's not hard to read between the lines. She's fed up.
'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'
We REFUSE To Shoot
Unless the Thief is Caught!
8/12/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are REFUSING to film season 10 of their reality show ... unless the person stealing their money and jewelry is caught.
Family sources tell us ... the girls are convinced whoever has stolen 10s of thousands of dollars from them works for the TV show.
All 3 thefts -- $4K taken from Kourtney's Hampton's rental, $50K stolen from Kourtney's Calabasas home and $250K in jewelry taken from Khloe's house -- appear to be inside jobs, with no signs of forced entry.
The 3 women say they've done everything they've been asked to do to thwart the thieves -- hiring additional security, installing more surveillance cameras and rotating staff -- all to no avail.
K K and K want producers to force the crew to take lie detector tests.
Filming is set to begin in October but we're told the girls won't play unless the thief or thieves are nabbed.
… Vol. 1
8/12/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian is a serious new author … of a coffee table book filled with 352 selfies -- which might not seem like the most complex piece of literature.
Unless you're the "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" … who, for some reason, will be first in line for an autographed copy. Why? They explained, but we still don't get it.
Almost Barely Legal Birthday
8/11/2014 7:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The NYPD Has
Eyes on Her
8/11/2014 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian stepped out of her New York City apartment Monday afternoon with a slew of fans waiting to catch a glimpse of her ... including Officer Staresalot over here.
But really ... he's doing NOTHING wrong. In fact, he's supposed to be watching her ... and he is.
Kourtney K. & Scott Disick
Briefcase Full Of Cash STOLEN!!
8/11/2014 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A thief broke into Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's rented home in the Hamptons -- stealing a briefcase stuffed with CASH -- and sources close to the family tell TMZ they think it's an inside job because this is the third time the family has been hit.
Southampton Town Police say Scott reported a briefcase filled with $4,000 was pilfered from their bedroom ... sometime between July 1st and 4th.
According to cops ... nothing else was reported stolen and there was no indication of forced entry. Our Kardashian sources tell us ... Kourtney suspects the culprit is someone close to them.
The reason for her suspicion ... Kourtney reported a similar theft in February at her home in Calabasas ... after someone snatched $50K in cash.
And that theft came shortly after a $250K jewelry heist at Khloe's home. Law enforcement sources told us at the time they suspected those crimes were committed by someone on the crew of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" -- because they have access to the homes.
Booze and Adults Everywhere
8/11/2014 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kylie Jenner celebrated her 17th birthday this weekend with all sorts of friends, including 34-year-old rapper The Game ... everyone holding full bottles of liquor.
TMZ posted video Sunday of Kylie grabbing a bottle of tequila from 24-year-old Tyga. You don't see Kylie actually drink it ... but what 17-year-old turns down good booze?
Then there's the photo Wackstar posted on Instagram ... showing him, Justin Bieber (who's 20), The Game and Kylie all posing ... with Game and Bieber holding a bottle of liquor.
It's all a little strange.
Stopped by Cops
Busted by Brody!
8/11/2014 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner was busted by both the cops and his son Sunday night.
Bruce was driving on PCH in Malibu and doing a little quien es mas macho ... squealing his tires, and cops noticed. The squad cars lit up and Bruce was pulled over.
Turns out Brody Jenner was right behind and aimed his cell phone camera right at dad.
Cops told Bruce he had committed the crime of "Exhibition of Speed" -- aka showing off. They gave him a warning and let him go.
Brody Instagrammed, "Dad tried to show off!! Bahahaha."
Tyga Takes a Shot at Her
For 17th Birthday
8/10/2014 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Tyga jumped the gun by 4 years Saturday night ... offering Kylie Jenner a shot of tequila for her 17th birthday.
You clearly hear Tyga offering booze to the teen. You can also see Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner.
They're not in the video ... but The Game and Chris Brown were also on hand.
For what it's worth ... you don't see Kylie drinking. But c'moooon!