Britney Spears is about to have a brand new conservator ... her fiance Jason Trawick ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us ... Brit's conservators will be filing a petition later today to add Jason as a co-conservator ... a move that makes total sense considering the two are all set to be married some time in the near future.
We're told Brit's dad Jamie Spears -- who is already one of the conservators -- is "thrilled" about the move.
Seals Home Deal
Calabasas Mayor Totally Stoked!
4/4/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber has haggled his way to Calabasas by purchasing a 9,000 square foot mansion.
TMZ has learned ... after negotiating back and forth with the seller -- who wanted $7.5 mil -- Justin inked the deal for a little more than $6 mil. He'll get the keys by the end of June.
The Mayor of Calabasas, Mary Sue Maurer, couldn't be more thrilled, telling TMZ ... “Justin is welcomed to Calabasas and his privacy will be respected just like everyone else's." Thing is ... Justin's privacy problems are not at all like everyone else's.
One of the big attractions for the Biebs -- the property is nestled in a gated community that has not just one but two security gates.
The weird thing -- Calabasas is a suburb outside of L.A. -- 22 miles from the heart of Hollywood. You would think an 18-year-old gazillionaire would like the action, but he seems to get plenty of that anyway.
Gets Another Chick Pregnant
4/3/2012 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Say what you will about 21-year-old Levi Johnston, but his sperm is world class -- he's gotten another girl pregnant out of wedlock.
Sources tell TMZ ... the lucky woman is Sunny Oglesby, a 20-year-old school teacher from Wasilla, Alaska. Levi has been dating her for just over a year. We're told she's in the very early stages of pregnancy -- less than 3 months.
Sunny isn't showing, which may be why Levi hasn't told someone else his secret -- and that would be Bristol Palin, his other baby mama.
Levi is telling friends Sarah Palin and Todd have completely alienated him from his son Tripp, and he barely sees him as a result. Levi says Sarah and Todd have lied to him, telling him Bristol and Tripp were out of town when they were not.
As a result, we're told Levi is "so excited" about starting his new family.
RIPS 'Community' Creator --
You're a Piece of S**t'
4/2/2012 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Community" star Chevy Chase BLASTED the show's creator on a SCATHING voice mail for the guy ... telling Dan Harmon he's a "g*dd*mn a-hole" who sucks at writing.
The voice mail is FEROCIOUS ... and according to reports, it's the boiling point in a raging feud that's been going on behind the scenes of the show for months.
During the voice mail, Chase calls Harmon a "g*dd*mn bad writer ... s**t ... stink-o" ... and adds, "Your writing is getting worse and worse."
He also calls Harmon a "fat f**k" who will probably die soon because he eats like crap.
Chase also makes reference to an incident that went down at the show's wrap party, when Harmon allegedly led the crowd in a "F**k You Chevy" chant ... in front of the actor's wife and daughter.
Sources tell TMZ, the rant was extremely awkward for everyone present -- some people joined in, but most people just watched uncomfortably. And Chevy stormed out.
The chant was reportedly in response to Chase walking off the set on one of the final days of shooting.
We reached out to both camps for comment -- so far, no response from either side.
Now On Welfare
3/31/2012 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Octomom is doing what she swore she would never do -- go on welfare ... TMZ has learned.
The mother of 14 is getting $2,000 a month from the State of California. The money is deposited directly into a special debit card account (see above). The card can ONLY be used for food -- and it's closely monitored by the State to make sure the cardholder isn't making illegal purchases -- i.e., buying a bike at Costco.
It's a cruel twist, for a woman who vowed in 2010 -- a year after giving birth to octuplets -- she would NEVER go on welfare, saying she refused to become "a self-fulfilling prophecy" by accepting government assistance.
Octo qualified for the card because her income is less than $119,000 a year ... and a family of 15 that makes less than that amount is entitled to welfare benefits.
In case you're wondering, the $119,000 figure is based on an average of just under $8,000 for each member of the household. The more kids, the more you can make and still receive welfare.
We’re told the cash-strapped mom has taken her children out of private school, except for her one son who has autism, saving her $4,000 a month. And as we first reported, she's even posing topless to make ends meet. But it just wasn't enough.
It's a sad story, but one we saw coming from a mile away.
Judge Ends Formal Probation
'Stop Clubbing, Focus on Work'
3/29/2012 12:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan is a semi-free woman, after Judge Stephanie Sautner just declared, "She did it!" -- she successfully completed her probation requirements.
The judge took Lindsay off probation altogether in what her honor called "the endless" 2007 DUI case. If Lindsay had not completed the terms of her probation, Judge Sautner could have sentenced her to 270 days in the pokey. When the judge terminated probation, Lindsay cracked a big smile and breathed a huge sigh of relief.
As for the necklace heist case, Judge Sautner said Lindsay completed community service at the morgue, therapy and the shoplifter's course -- so her formal probation is now informal probation, and all Lindsay has to do is OBEY ALL LAWS for the next 2 1/2 years. Sautner said, "I know it's kinda hard when people are following you all over the place ... but that's the life you chose."
Judge Sautner gave Lindsay some good advice, "Stop nightclubbing and focus on your work."
In the end, Lindsay and her lawyer, Shawn Holley, thanked the Judge. Lindsay said to the judge, "What you've done has really opened a lot of doors for me."
Then Lindsay and Shawn hugged. Happy endings.
The court has released Lindsay's probation report ... and as we told you, it reflects pretty positively on Lindsay ... though it does make mention of her alleged hit-and-run incident earlier this month.
For Rent Money
3/27/2012 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Octomom is so desperate for money, she did what she swore she would never do -- pose nude for cash.
Nadya Suleman is days away from being homeless ... the house she owns that has been in and out of foreclosure for more than a year will be sold at an auction Thursday ... so Octo needs a new crib for her brood ... stat.
The dilemma -- getting first and last month's rent together, so Octo has gone naked. She posed for the European magazine, "Closer."
Sources tell TMZ ... Octo got $10,000 for the shoot, which is what she needs to rent a new place.
Octo is being very up front now about some misgivings about having 14 kids, saying, "I'm doing that (posing nude) because I need to feed my kids. I need to pay the bills. And I'm still very cognizant of the repercussions of my choices."
It's not the first time Octo has been offered cash for skin ... porn giant Vivid Entertainment offered Suleman a $1,000,000 contract back in 2009 ... which she rejected.
Madonna SLAMMED by Deadmau5
3/26/2012 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Madonna is under attack by one of the most famous DJs in the world ... who's PISSED at the Material Girl for glamorizing the use of ecstasy during a recent concert.
DJ Deadmau5 was clearly watching when Madge took the stage at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami this weekend and shouted to the crowd, "How many people in this crowd have seen molly?" (check out video below at :45 mark)
FYI -- "Molly" is a slang term for MDMA, one of the key ingredients in ecstasy ... a drug that's hugely popular with people in the electronic dance music community.
While the crowd CHEERED at Madge's comment ... Deadmau5 went to his Facebook page and ripped the singer a new one.
"Very classy there madonna. 'HUR DUR HAS ANYONE SEEN MOLLY???' such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra."
He added, "Quite the f'n philanthropist. but hey, at least yer HIP AND TRENDY! f*cking cant smack my head hard enough right now."
So far, no response from Madonna.
Against Flour Tosser
3/24/2012 10:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian has decided she will press charges against the woman who threw flour on her at an event Thursday night ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Kim tell TMZ she does not feel the woman who threw the flour at her should get away with it and that she should be held accountable for her actions. According to our sources, Kim didn't press charges that night because she didn't want to take herself away from the event, which was for charity.
We're told Kim will contact law enforcement in the next few days to tell them she wants to press charges. According to our sources, Kim wants to send the message that people are entitled to their opinion, but should not resort to violence.
The decision to press charges represents a change of heart for Kim, who told TMZ Live yesterday she was wasn't going to pursue the matter.
Checks into Rehab
3/20/2012 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"The Situation" is in rehab for substance abuse ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell TMZ the "Jersey Shore" star -- aka Mike Sorrentino -- has checked into an inpatient treatment program.
A rep for the Situation just contacted TMZ to say they are not confirming that Mike is in rehab ... just that he "has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule."
Like most of the 'JS' crew ... Sorrentino's been on a non-stop party train since the show debuted on MTV 2 years ago -- drinking and making paid appearances at nightclubs all over the world.
Sitch makes anywhere from 15K ... up to a whopping 50k per nightclub appearance.
MTV just announced "Jersey Shore" is returning for a 6th season ... which is scheduled to start shooting this summer.
1:10 PM PT -- The Situation is currently undergoing treatment for prescription pills at the famous Cirque Lodge in Utah.
George Clooney & Dad
ARRESTED During Protest
3/16/2012 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
11:30 AM PST -- Clooney just bailed out ... for $100.
8:45 AM PST -- Clooney and his dad were arrested for crossing a police line ... which is a misdemeanor offense.
Father and son were arrested by the uniformed division of the U.S. Secret Service ... but he's currently being booked into a D.C. police station.
George Clooney and his father Nick have been arrested in Washington, D.C. during a protest over the Sudan crisis.
Clooney was leading a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in D.C. when he was hauled away by secret service agents.
Clooney's publicist Stan Rosenfield tells TMZ, "They were protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children. They were demanding they allow humanitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest humanitarian crisis in the world."
Sources connected with George tell us he feels good about the arrest because it puts the spotlight on the crisis. Moments before the arrest, George was mobbed by reporters (below) -- claiming, he was protesting to raise awareness about the "Sudanese government committing atrocities on their own people."
We're told a dozen people got arrested including congressmen, leaders of the human rights community, Sudanese citizens, Martin Luther King III and George's father ... Nick Clooney.
Clooney recently shot a short documentary about the situation in Sudan, which he released on EnoughProject.org. WARNING -- Video contains VERY graphic content.
Bolts from Cops
During Traffic Stop
3/8/2012 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes made a HUGE mistake during a traffic stop in L.A. yesterday ... she blew off the cop while he was writing the ticket and drove away from the scene ... TMZ has learned.
Bynes was originally pulled over for talking on a cell phone while driving yesterday afternoon. The officer approached the car and collected all of Amanda's information so he could write up the citation.
But Amanda didn't feel like waiting around ... and hit the gas before the cop could hand over the ticket for the actress to sign.
We're told the cop decided NOT to pursue Bynes because he didn't feel she was dangerous ... and besides, he already had all of her information.
Later that day, Bynes rolled by the police station and signed the ticket ... but we're told she's not off the hook for leaving the scene early.
Authorities are currently investigating the situation ... and will decide if Bynes should face further charges for her untimely exit.
Calls to Amanda's rep have not been returned.
Sex Tape Being Shopped
3/7/2012 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A sex tape featuring legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan has surfaced -- and TMZ has learned, it's currently being shopped to a major porn studio.
We've seen a portion of the grainy footage -- featuring Hulk getting undressed and a naked, unidentified brunette lying on a bed. The woman is NOT his ex-wife Linda or his current wife Jennifer McDaniel.
In the clip, Hulk pulls his shirt off and brags to his companion, "I started to work out again." Hulk then runs his hands through his blonde hair like he always does.
The best part ... Hulk's thong-shaped tan line.
It's unclear when the tape was shot -- but Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch tells TMZ, he was approached with the tape very recently by a third party.
So far, no word on whether Hirsch or anyone else has made an offer to buy the tape.
Hulk did not have an immediate comment.
Hulk says the tape was "secretly filmed" without his permission -- and now his lawyer's on the rampage ... claiming, "We will take all necessary steps to enforce both civil and criminal liability.”