Lisa Kudrow won the lottery today -- completing her jury duty after one day of service.
Lisa just walked out of the Los Angeles County Superior Court in downtown ... where she did her civic duty, and got the outcome everyone prays for when they report: One and done!
Lisa was not selected for a jury panel all day -- and in L.A. County, potential jurors are dismissed after one day if they're not selected.
According to our sources Lisa sat quietly in the jury pool room, and was dressed comfortably ... in smart loafers. Some of the other potential jurors were starstruck, but we're told LK was nothing but friendly.
Loses Court Case
To Block Clippers Sale
7/28/2014 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
5:25 PM PT -- Outside of court, Shelly talked about the judge's ruling -- saying Donald will actually be HAPPY with the court's decision.
She added, "We do have love for each other and I hope it will work out between us. And it will and everything will be good."
Shelly also says she believes the league will LIFT the ban on Donald Sterling and he'll be able to attend Clippers games together in her brand new floor seats.
Donald Sterling just LOST his bid to block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.
A judge just gave his tentative ruling -- that Shelly Sterling was authorized to cut the $2 billion deal with ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for the sale of the team.
The judge said, "Shelly clearly had the authority to transfer the shares of [the Clippers].
Donald had argued he should never have been stripped of control of the team ... authority she got after 2 doctors determined Donald was mentally incompetent to handle the business affairs of the team.
But the judge begged to differ, concluding the medical examinations were valid and proper.
The judge also pooh-poohed Donald's testimony.
Although the ruling was tentative, it's almost certain it will become final.
TMZ broke the story ... Donald met with Ballmer last week as it became clear he was going to lose his court case. If Donald had some leverage, it's pretty much now lost.
Buyer Backs Out
Anybody Want A $13M Mansion?
7/28/2014 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon aren't packing up their toothbrushes just yet ... their Bel Air mansion -- which they thought was sold -- is BACK on the market, TMZ has learned.
Real estate sources tell us an out-of-state-buyer had negotiated a deal to buy the pad for about $10M -- it had been listed for just under $13 mil -- but had a change of heart.
We're told the client didn't give a reason -- just simply backed out of the deal.
As we told you ... the house sits on 3 acres and has a movie theater, a gym, an indoor basketball court and a putting green.
Did we mention curb appeal?
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Kiefer Beef Alcohol-Related
Fox Says Hogwash
7/28/2014 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Freddie Prinze, Jr. believes alcohol made Kiefer Sutherland impossible to deal with on the set of "24" ... but a key Fox source tells TMZ Freddie's claims are BS.
Sources connected with Freddie tell TMZ ... the actor claims Kiefer would regularly show up on set drunk ... sitting in his trailer often for hours, as everyone waited. The sources say it messed with the lives of the family of cast and crew.
Freddie, we're told, claims Kiefer was temperamental and got people fired he didn't like, yet "24" producers consistently cow-towed to him ... as one source put it, "All they did was keep rewarding him."
Our sources claim Freddie was groomed to take over the series but it became such a nightmare for him he bailed.
Keifer's rep tells TMZ, "Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze, Jr. more than 5 years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie's grievances." The rep adds, "Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best."
A Fox official tells TMZ ... Kiefer was "nothing but professional during the run of the show and is beloved by cast and crew." The honcho adds, "It's so out of left field, 5 years later."
The official goes on, "We wouldn't have done another '24' if Kiefer were anything like Freddie described."
Hey Girl ...
You've Been Butlered
7/28/2014 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gerard Butler was up to his old tricks this weekend ... engaging in a full-on makeout session outside of Nobu in Malibu Sunday night.
When he finished facesucking the cute brunette in cut-off shorts -- naturally -- they each went their separate ways and Butler rode off alone on his motorcycle.
Another satisfied customer.
George R.R. Martin
I'm NOT Obsessed With 'Weenies'
... But I Love Boobs!
7/28/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George R.R. Martin says "South Park'" got it all wrong ... claiming he's NOT the wiener-obsessed old man he was made out to be ... he's more of a boob man!
The "Game of Thrones" creator decided to set the record straight at Comic-Con during an interview with Clevver News -- right after he admitted that he's never actually watched the famous "GoT" episode.
"I do have to say I've been told that my character on 'South Park' is obsessed about weenies. I have to deny this as a scurrilous rumor."
But what Martin says next is even more entertaining than watching Lord Tyrion bitch slap Joffrey.
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Yes, I Once Drugged My GF's Mom
So We Could Bang on the Couch
7/28/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Slash was once so desperate to get laid ... he and a girlfriend drugged her mother, and then had sex right next to her while she slept -- and best of all ... he was 13.
The guitar god made the confession when we asked him about the craziest place he's ever banged ... fully expecting some story about life on the road during the Guns n' Roses heyday.
We definitely were NOT expecting this pubescent/criminal tale.
You've gotta hear Slash explain the whole caper, but the take away? In his words, "There's no ridiculous place [to bone] ... if you can get away with it."
The more you know.
THE FINAL 5!
7/28/2014 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The cosplay pics have been narrowed down to five in our annual Comic-Contest and now the fates of these marvel-ous looks are in your hands!
Which of these role playing pics should score the $250 prize and the top-secret uber-illusive gifts from TMZ?
**CLICK HERE for contest rules and regulations!**
In other news...
Melissa Joan Hart admitted to more than onscreen smooching with her former "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" co-star.
See who it was!
Freddie Prinze Jr.
BASHES KIEFER SUTHERLAND
'Most Unprofessional Dude In the World'
7/28/2014 10:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Freddie Prinze Jr. just UNLOADED on Kiefer Sutherland -- saying he HATED working with Kiefer on "24" and calling him the "most unprofessional dude in the world."
Freddie made the comments at Comic-Con -- telling ABC News Radio his experience on "24" in 2010 was so bad, he wanted to quit acting altogether.
"I did '24' ... it was terrible. I hated every moment of it. I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped."
He then turned his sights to Sutherland -- saying, "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face. I think everyone that's worked with him has said that."
In fact, Prinze Jr. still hates Kiefer so badly, he took a shot at the actor for being short -- saying, "I went and worked for Vince McMahon at the WWE, for Christ's sake … but, at least he was cool and tall. I didn't have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do [at 24]. Just put the guy on an apple box or don't hire me next time. You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5'4."
He clearly changed his tune ... back in 2010 Prinze had nothing but good things to say about working with Kiefer.
My Russian Beer Commercial
Doesn't Make Me Pro-Putin
7/28/2014 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Duchovny says his beer commercial musing about living his life as a Russian does NYET mean he supports Russian politics -- especially the invasion of the Ukraine.
Duchovny's statement to TMZ comes in the middle of a flurry of criticism over his commercial for a Russian Siberian beer -- Siberian Crown. Duchovny wonders in the spot what his life would be like if he was Russian ... fantasizing about being a cosmonaut, a ballerina, and other Russian stuff.
The actor tells TMZ, "I am proud of my Russian, Ukrainian, Scottish and Polish heritage as I am proud of my American heritage."
Duchovny goes on, "But being proud of one's ancestry is not a political statement on any current government or public policies."
He insists the beer commercial is not a political statement, but adds, "In retrospect, and in light of recent tragic events, I can now see the potential for misunderstanding and hope people will understand."
Comic Con 2014
Sexual Harassment Runs Rampant Among the Nerds
7/28/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
12 Weeks Anger Management
7/28/2014 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Situation just accepted a plea deal for 12 weeks of anger management following his arrest for assaulting his brother last month ... TMZ has learned.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has been incentivized ... if he completes the program to the judge's satisfaction ... the assault charge will be reduced to a petty crime - disorderly conduct.
The plea deal was unveiled this morning in court in Middletown, NJ. Sitch was with Frank ... the brother he punched in their tanning salon ... and told us he's not looking forward to anger management, but admits he could probably use it.
Sitch's attorney Edward Fradkin says the anger counseling will be done on a one-on-one basis.
GTL and AM.
Sucking Face ...
Hey, That's Not Her BF!
7/28/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton and boyfriend River Viiperi are on the outs, cause she was sucking face with some guy on the beach this weekend ... someone other than River.
Hilton and her new male model friend Josh Upshaw were in Malibu Sunday when they got deep into a make out sesh ... right in the open. According to our sources, Paris and River ended their relationship amicably recently.
Neither has spoken about the break-up, but they haven't been seen together for several months now.
The River no longer runs through it.