3:25 PM PDT -- Bieber's camp tells TMZ ... "Justin is glad to get this matter resolved and behind him. He will continue to move forward focusing on his career and his music."
Justin Bieber is required to take anger management classes as part of his plea bargain in the egging case ... and he has to pay his neighbor a fortune.
Justin's lawyer, Shawn Holley, was in court with the prosecutor as the plea was entered. Justin pled no contest to misdemeanor vandalism and was placed on 2 years probation and ordered to perform 5 days labor -- probably picking up trash or graffiti removal.
Justin was ordered to pay his neighbor $80,900. Law enforcement sources had told TMZ ... the victim submitted estimates totaling around $20K but in court Wednesday the judge said the actual damages exceeded $80K. The prosecutor said, "The house is a dream house" and a lot of work had to be done.
As for anger management ... Justin is required to attend 12 weeks of classes with a minimum of 1 per week.
And Justin was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the victim and his family. That won't be a problem since Justin has moved.
Justin, Nicki & Taylor
Smells Like a Total Rip-Off
Perfume Co. Sues Over Celeb Fragrances
7/9/2014 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Something stinks in the perfume world -- someone is trying to cash in on the huge success of Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift's signature fragrances and cosmetics ... allegedly by mimicking products created by Elizabeth Arden.
Cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden is the licensed manufacturer of the celebrity scents bearing Justin, Taylor and Nicki's names ... and in a new federal lawsuit it claims a company called Preferred Fragrance has been trying to horn in on their massive biz.
Two Bieber perfumes (Someday and Justin Bieber's Girlfriend) have raked in $87 million in retail sales -- while Taylor's Wonderstruck perfumes and lotions hauled in $60 million ... so, there's a TON of money on the line here.
In the suit, Elizabeth Arden says Preferred's Bieber knock-offs -- called Today and Be My Girl -- use packaging that almost exactly mirrors the packaging of EA's Bieber perfumes.
The lawsuit points out a bunch of similar infractions related to the Minaj and Swift products
Elizabeth Arden claims Preferred has repeatedly infringed on its trademarks ... and now it's demanding a jury trial.
Convict Who Claims Affair ...
He's a Scumbag, Lawyer Says
7/9/2014 12:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian did NOT bang a convict while she was engaged to Kris Humphries ... and the con is nothing but a swindler and liar ... so says Kim's lawyer in a scathing letter.
Andrey Hicks sent a website an email he claimed was written by Kim herself, admitting the two had an affair in Monaco shortly before her wedding to Kris ... and it was "a mistake."
Now Kim's lawyer, Marty Singer, has sent Andrey -- better known as inmate #21236-055 -- a letter ripping into him, calling him "a swindling convict and a liar," adding Andrey has even called himself "a greedy capitalist who went to jail for a greedy scheme."
In fact ... Andrey is a greedy capitalist who went to PRISON for a greedy, hedge fund scheme.
As for the email, Singer says the email is fake ... and Kim never ever sent it.
Here's the best part. Singer calls Andrey out for claiming he got a Ph.D in mathematics from Harvard, saying, "...you dropped out of Harvard after three semesters and earned a D- in the only math course you took at Harvard."
Singer ends by challenging Andrey to take a polygraph.
Ricky Bobby Arrested
For Throwing Mama Down Stairs!
7/9/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The kid who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in "Talladega Nights" got busted for allegedly pushing his own mother down the stairs -- his second arrest in the last month.
Cops in Trussville, Alabama tell TMZ ... Luke Bigham was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly pushed his mother down the stairs during an argument. It's unclear why they were fighting.
Bigham was thrown in jail and is still sitting there as of Wednesday afternoon ... since no one's posted the $1,000 to bail him out.
Bigham was popped last month on a reckless driving charge that caused a five-car pileup.
Alleged Baby Mama Buds with Solange
But She Didn't Know
7/9/2014 11:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
7:00 PM PT -- Solange claims she does not know TaQoya, and her rep says the pic is a "random fan photo."
Mathew Knowles' alleged baby mama was tight with Solange Knowles ... but Solange had no idea her friend was banging her dad.
TaQoya Branscomb has sued Mathew, claiming he got her pregnant in 2010 ... around the time Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles, filed for divorce.
We're told TaQoya met Solange in 2008 through a stylist. They hung out together on multiple occasions in nightclubs and bars in Houston.
Now here's where the plot thickens. We're told Mathew knew his daughter was hanging out with TaQoya. But Solange was in the dark.
Branscomb is asking for a DNA test, a declaration of paternity and child support.
Mathew probably shouldn't take an elevator ride with Solange anytime soon.
Cops Plea Deal with D.A. in Egging Case
7/9/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
In other news...
Cameron Diaz has been spending a lot of her summer in bikinis like this one, and we're not complaining.
More, more, more!
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?