Justin Bieber's criminal vandalism case is over before it even began, because TMZ has learned Justin has copped a plea.
Sources connected to the case tell TMZ ... Justin's lawyer will appear in court Wednesday at 1:30 PM PDT and plead no contest to misdemeanor vandalism.
We're told Justin will receive NO jail time. He will be placed on 1 year probation and be ordered to perform community service.
We're told Justin will also be ordered to pay restitution to the neighbor whose house he egged. The neighbor has repair bills totaling around $20,000. A big part of the house needs to be re-plastered ... and it's very expensive Venetian plaster.
We're told Justin's people will have something to say after the court appearance.
Bringing Rosie Back
7/9/2014 8:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is disgusted that "The View" is bringing Rosie O'Donnell back, as much as saying Rosie is a turncoat American.
Elisabeth -- who's on vacation from "Fox & Friends" -- called in to the show today to comment on the story TMZ broke Tuesday ... that Rosie's coming back for a second round on "The View."
Elisabeth said, "Here comes to "The View" the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there."
Elisabeth and Rosie pretty much hated each other ... which ironically made the show compelling.
Fact is ... "The View" now needs another Elisabeth to survive.
Charged With Misdemeanor Vandalism In Egging Case
7/9/2014 8:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We've learned Justin Bieber has just copped a plea deal.
Justin Bieber will be charged Wednesday with misdemeanor vandalism for egging his neighbor's house.
The L.A. County District Attorney will file the charge ... after months of trying to decide whether to file the case as a misdemeanor or a felony.
TMZ posted video -- shot by the victim during the January attack -- in which Bieber's voice is clearly heard. And surveillance video seized from Bieber's home showed he was right there at the scene of the crime during the egging.
One prosecutor who investigated the case told the victim of the attack, "If this isn't a felony, nothing is."
Apparently the big wigs in the office disagreed.
Bieber will be arraigned today at 1:30 PM PDT but he will not be present.
7/9/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown continues to throw out gang language all over the place ... this time dropping Bloods references on Instagram.
The post was quickly deleted, but Brown captioned a mundane photo of his shoes by writing, "It's bool! I stand on my own two feet when life gets brazy."
"Bool" and "brazy" are terms used by the Bloods ... replacing the first letters of certain words with a B is a common practice.
Earlier this month, Chris was throwing up gang signs and shouting out the Bloods during a club appearance after the BET Awards.
Dentist Tries to Make Killing
Off Her Mouth!
7/9/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
President Barack Obama
Laughs Off Weed Offer
Puff, Puff, No Pass
7/9/2014 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
When in Denver, do as the Denverites do ... but President Barack Obama drew the line at smoking pot.
Obama was in town Tuesday night and hit up a few "man of the people" type spots.
As Obama shook hands with a few of the bar patrons, one guy yelled out, "Do you want a hit, man?"
Obama -- once a self-admitted pot enthusiast -- laughed it off of course ... but you have to wonder if the answer will be the same in January 2017.
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Rails on Tabloid
Marriage Conflict story is a LIE!
7/9/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Clooney is going nuclear on The Daily Mail, claiming it flat out made up a story about his fiancee's mother objecting to their wedding on religious grounds.
George is especially pissed off about the line in the story that Amal's mom told half of Beruit that if she married someone outside the Druze religion she could be excommunicated. The story also referenced reports that such brides sometimes end up dead.
Clooney starts off by saying Amal's mom is NOT Druze. And more fundamentally, she's not against the marriage.
Clooney didn't stop with the specific story. He went on to accuse The Daily Mail of habitually lying, saying "If they fabricate stories of Amal being pregnant, or that the marriage will take place on the set of Downton Abbey, or that I'm running for office, or any number of idiotic stories that they sit at their computers and invent, I don't care."
He clearly cares a little.
The Daily Mail has removed the article and apologized. They say they have launched an investigation into the matter.
Strong-Arms Photo Agency
To Squash Malia Photos
7/8/2014 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Malia Obama went to a famous L.A. restaurant Monday night -- a restaurant regularly frequented by celebs and paparazzi -- and when the White House found out a photog took her pic, they went into DEFCON 1 to KILL the photos.
The 16-year-old went to Gjelina in Venice, CA with some friends. The photog got the pic as Malia walked out and then sent it to the AKM-GSI agency to sell. The agency posted the pic on its website for media outlets to purchase, but several hours later The First Lady's Office called AKM-GSI and asked them to please take the pics off the website and delete them from their files.
We're told Michelle Obama's people told the agency they had promises from various media outlets not to photograph the 2 girls when they were not in the presence of their father.
AKM-GSI then agreed, sending an email to the media with the subject, "URGENT SET KILL NOTICE."
The text reads, "Please delete the set of Malia Obama from your archive. The set was sent around earlier today. We cannot distribute this set."
Now here's what's interesting. Malia has been in L.A. over the last few weeks, doing an internship on Halle Berry's TV show for part of the time. Then she showed up at a famous restaurant -- Secret Service in tow -- with photogs all over the place.
So is this a case of the President and First Lady taking precautionary action, or is this a concerned famous mom and dad flexing their muscles?
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Workin' The Pole
During Zac Efron Makeout Sesh (PHOTOS)
7/9/2014 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michelle Rodriguez is treating herself to an early birthday present -- Zac Efron -- the two were all over each other Monday during a night of hard partying in Sardinia.
Michelle -- who turns 36 Saturday -- and the 26-year-old "Neighbors" star hit up a club in Porto Cervo off the coast of Italy ... and if there was any doubt they're banging, well ...
The photog says Michelle was drinking and smoking and had to steady herself at times ... grabbing onto an overhead pole while Zac slobbered all over her.
So we gotta ask ...
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.
Torched Apt Sells for a Million
After Amazing Makeover
7/9/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ashley Greene's ex landlord finally unloaded the Sunset Strip apartment the 'Twilight' star set on fire last year -- for $1.1 million -- but Ashley could still be on the hook, financially, for the blaze.
The 2-bedroom, 1,800 square-foot Hollywood apartment had to be completely remodeled -- the photos show the transformation -- after it was burnt to a crisp back in March 2013. Our real estate sources tell us the repairs cost $303,000 ... and the building's HOA insurance ended up footing the bill.
As we previously reported -- Ashley, her brother, a friend and her 2 dogs were inside the apartment when a lit candle started the fire. One of the dogs died.
By law, the new owners had to be told about the fire and the dog.
Ashley's still dealing with lawsuits from her old landlord, the building owner, several neighbors, and even the doorman -- and the HOA is still trying to get her insurance to reimburse the $303K.
I Was Set Up
In Rolls-Royce Rear Ender
7/9/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katt Williams and cars on PCH are bad news this week -- the comedian crashed his Rolls-Royce into a car-full of people he says taunted him and cut him off in traffic ... and Katt claims they caused the accident on purpose.
Katt tells us ... he was driving on PCH Monday night when a beat up Honda pulled up alongside him and started taking cell phone pics, and as he put it, "talking s*** and trying to start a fight."
According to Katt ... the Honda swerved in front of him ... forcing him to slam on the brakes. Katt says he couldn't stop in time and the Rolls rear ended the lesser car. He's convinced the Honda people were looking for a payday.
Cops tell us the Honda driver was taken to the hospital with minor back injuries.
The Honda driver accused Katt of speeding ... but cops didn't buy it. They tell us they believe Katt -- who found more trouble on PCH 24 hours later.
We broke the story ... Tuesday evening Katt's security guard tased a guy who kicked Katt's car.