Kim Kardashian is so famous ... a dentist is trying to sell a judgment he got against the reality star for nearly FOUR TIMES what it's worth ... because she's just that famous.
The backstory is great. Kim went to Dr. Craig Gordon back in 2001 to switch out her silver fillings for more attractive porcelain fillings. According to a 2002 lawsuit ... Kim stiffed the dentist ... but she was a no show in court and he got a default judgment for $1,605.73.
Dr. Gordon tried in vain to collect ... even going as far as trying to prevent her from divorcing Kris Humphries until she paid the judgment ... but that didn't work.
So now Dr. Gordon is trying to sell his judgment to the highest bidder ... someone who either likes or hates Kim so much, they'll spend time and money to get a check from KK herself.
Now here's the best part. Since interest has accumulated, the judgement has swelled to $3,486.85. The good doctor believes he can sell it for $13,000 ... he says because of its "collectible value."
Now that's what you call a judgment with teeth.
Drinking Was a Problem
But I've Changed
7/9/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The relationship problems between Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian are more about alcohol than partying ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.
As you know Kourtney threw Scott out of their house recently because she was fed up with the way he parties. Now we know the way ... and it involves booze.
We're told Kourtney was upset because when Scott went out he got wasted, and when he came home it wasn't pretty. It's not that he did it every night, but when he did she went ballistic.
Here's the good news. Kourtney has no problem with Scott going to clubs. In fact ... he makes a lot of money doing appearances, and it's good for the Kardashian business.
For Scott's part ... he's promised Kourtney he'd stay away from the bottle when he went clubbing, and so far so good.
Disick took home a nice paycheck -- around 50k -- for his gig Saturday night at Harrah's Pool After Dark. Our spies say he didn't have a single drink all night but did smoke a bunch of cigarettes.
And he wore some cool shoes.
As we previously reported, Scott and Kourtney have been working on their marital problems with the pastor who married Kim and Kanye. Our sources say Pastor Wilkerson has been a good influence on Scott and he's cut back on the drinking big time.
We're told with baby #3 on the way, Scott is ready to settle down and be a good dad.
No offense, Mason and Penelope.
'Housewives' Star Apollo Nida
8 Years In Prison
Sentence Shortened For SNITCHING
7/8/2014 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apollo Nida just got an enormous break for singing like a canary ... he got 1/4 the maximum sentence for a massive money fraud scheme.
Nida -- who appears on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" with wife Phaedra Parks -- was just sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for cashing stolen checks and laundering more than $2.3 mil through phony bank accounts.
The judge who sentenced him today in a Georgia court said Nida did indeed cooperate with federal investigators by spilling criminal secrets ... and that's why he got leniency.
Nida could have been sentenced to 30 years, so 8 years is a big victory.
It's all relative folks.
Officially Joining 'The View'
7/8/2014 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rosie O'Donnell has made her deal with "The View" ... sources connected with the negotiations tell TMZ.
We're told the show will make the announcement shortly.
TMZ broke the story ... the negotiations fired up a few days ago and the deal was almost completed by end of business day Monday.
The deal is now complete. Rosie will join Whoopi Goldberg on the show. As we reported, producers are also looking for a Latina and a conservative. Two conservative candidates who are being scoped are Abby Huntsman and Margaret Hoover.
'View' fans remember ... Rosie always made things interesting.
Kim and Kanye
Ellen's Got Nothing on Us
We're Flipping Houses Too!
7/8/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West don't see bedrooms and bathrooms in their new mansion ... they see dollar signs ... and that's why they're going to sell it and officially enter the house-flipping market.
Kim and Kanye bought an $11 million mansion in Bel Air last year and did a major redo. Their plan going in was to live in it, but sources connected with the couple tell us ... they've been told they could make millions if they sell it so, like Ellen, they're saying 'Why not?"
But this won't just be a one off. We're told Kim and Kanye enjoyed the renovation process so much they've decided to make it a side business. Their plan is to renovate several houses/estates a year.
As for why they think they have what it takes ... actually, their angle is that they know the best people in various fields of home renovation -- architects, landscapers, interior designers, etc.
As for their living situation ... we're told Kim and Kanye are happy living with Kris Jenner for now. Plenty of space, and a built-in babysitter.
'My Five Wives' Dad
I Got 30 Mouths To Feed
And $3.61 in My Savings
7/8/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brady Williams -- patriarch of the polygamous family featured on "My Five Wives" -- now knows the real problem with having 5 wives and 24 children ... he's $400K in debt ... so he's filed for bankruptcy.
His assets are puny compared to his debts.
- Real estate holdings -- $10,215.
- Ford Fiesta -- $7,000
- 2 Kia Spectra Hatchbacks -- $3,000 each
- Chevy Cavalier -- $931
- Dodge Durango -- $2,647
- Honda ATV -- $150
- wedding ring -- $50
- lawn mower -- $20
- wallet money -- $22
- savings account -- $3.61
Now the debts.
- 5 wives = $180,000 in credit card debt
- business loan -- $100K
There are other debts as well with a grand total of $402K. And when you owe 402K your 401K is probably worthless.
Brady only lists Paulie as his wife ... she's the only one legally married to Brady ... other wives Nonie, Rosemary, Rhonda, and Robyn aren't mentioned in the court docs.
The good news ... Costco sells Top Ramen in bulk.
The Slippery Nipple
7/8/2014 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kourtney & Scott
From Kim's Pastor
7/8/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are hanging out with the pastor who officiated over Kim and Kanye's wedding, so it's not a big leap to assume Kourtney and Scott are following suit ... but that leap would leave you hanging.
Sources closely connected to the family tell us ... Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. is actually counseling Kourtney and Scott over their relationship problems.
The handsome pastor was out with the couple Monday night in the Meatpacking District in NYC ... everyone was mum, but we're told Scott's partying has become a serious issue in the relationship and that's why Wilkerson is now a visible presence.
Things have reached a critical mass ... Kourtney is pregnant with baby #3 and she's thrown Scott out of their house recently because she's fed up with him choosing clubbing over family.
'Star Trek: Voyager' Actor
Cops Respond to Domestic Violence
After 911 Hang Up
7/8/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Picardo -- who played The Doctor on "Star Trek: Voyager" -- got more fireworks than he bargained for July 4 ... cops are investigating a domestic violence incident at his home.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops went to Picardo's residence Friday night after someone in the house called 911 ... then hung up. We're told officers interviewed Picardo and his wife, Linda Pawlik ... who claimed he hurt her during a fight ... he denied it and no arrests were made.
Picardo filed for divorce from Pawlik back in 2012 but the case went nowhere until May ... when Picardo hired a new lawyer.
A source close to the couple tells us ... the divorce is definitely on and every once in a while things get a little heated.
In 'Active Negotiations'
To Rejoin 'The View'
7/7/2014 4:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rosie O'Donnell is currently in "active negotiations" with "The View" to come back to the program ... sources in connection with Rosie and the production tell TMZ.
We're told Rosie's people are discussing money and other terms with execs from the beleaguered show. She's definitely interested in coming back if the money is right, and we're told the negotiations are far along.
We're told the deal could be sealed shortly and the announcement could be made as early as tomorrow.
Rosie would be joining Whoopi Goldberg and that's about it so far. The show is actively looking for replacements for Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.
Sherri and Jenny on 'The View'
Tears for One
A Touch of Bitterness for the Other
7/7/2014 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy returned to "The View" for the first time since the show announced they were leaving ... and while Sherri got emotional ... Jenny tried to laugh it off.
As TMZ first reported, Jenny and Sherri were sent packing on the same day ... and the producers are eyeing a Latina and a conservative to replace them.
Shepherd cried when talking about her exit after seven years on the show, but Jenny cracked a joke ... first saying her firing wasn't true ... then saying she's already taken a new job that might compete with "The View."
Bitter, party of one.
'True Blood' Actress
A Divorced Werewolf In Hollywood
7/7/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"True Blood" werewolf Kelly Overton is biting the hand that feeds her -- her husband ... she's filed for divorce and wants spousal support.
Overton - who plays alpha female werewolf Rikki -- cites the usual irreconcilable differences, asking a judge to end her marriage to actor Judson Pearce Morgan.
It's not unexpected. According to legal docs, they've been separated since 2012.
Overton wants joint custody of their 3-year-old daughter, along with spousal support. It's interesting she's asking for support ... suggesting he makes more than her.
Divorce. It sucks.
Smashes Car on Sunset Blvd.
7/6/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Californication" star Madeline Zima smashed her car into another vehicle on Sunset Blvd. Saturday night.
Madeline rear-ended another car in West Hollywood. It was bad enough that Zima's car had to be towed.
No injuries to speak of.
Madeline's friends consoled her -- she was clearly shaken up. Our photog asked her what happened ... but the 28-year old wasn't in the mood to talk. Maybe that was wise ... right to remain silent and all that.
USEFUL TIDBIT: If you rear-end another car, you're pretty much screwed. No defense.