TMZ reports: The dentist is some guy named Craig Gordon — who obtained a judgment against Kim and her ex-husband Damon Thomas back in 2002 … for procedures totaling $1,675.73.
According to Gordon, the bill went unpaid ever since — swelling to $3,320.48 — and now, he’s filed a lien on anything Kim recovers from her divorce from Kris Humphries in order to satisfy the debt.
It’s a pretty weird move — considering Kim makes way more than Kris, and is extremely unlikely to make a cent off the divorce … so the guy’s probably wasting his time.
What’s more — sources close to Kim tell us, she has nothing to do with the bill … and has never even used Gordon’s services. It was all her ex-husband’s doing.
We’re told Kim has no intention of paying Gordon a dime. Calls to Kim’s ex were not returned.
TMZ reports: A Virginia judge signed the divorce decree yesterday, making Michaele and Tareq’s split official in the eyes of the law. According to the decree, there is a pre-nup and a post-nup, which takes care of dividing all their assets.
You’ll recall, it was a nasty split — Michaele ran off with Journey guitarist Neal Schon last year and Tareq subsequently sued the guy for $50 million, claiming Neal bogarted his wife … and ruined his life.
The lawsuit was settled just last week. It’s all smooth sailing now.
Tareq tells TMZ, ”I do wish Michaele the best and now I can focus on my race for governor of Virginia.” Yeah, he’s serious.
Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump throughout the years battled hands on with each other, and now with the most recent news about her suffering from a heart attack, he was affected about it and wrote to her via Twitter.
TMZ reports: Rosie JUST RESPONDED IN A FRIENDLY MANNER!!! Writing back …
“well thank u donald – i must admit ur post was a bit of a shock … r u trying to kill me ? xx” If these two can kiss and make up, maybe there’s hope for Israel and Iran?
File this under “Things That Are Less Likely to Happen than Hell Freezing Over” … Donald Trump just sent Rosie O’Donnell a get-well message. Seriously.
Trump — who has habitually trashed Rosie as a “degenerate,” a “pig,” and a “loser” over the years — learned his arch-enemy suffered a heart attack earlier this month and today he responded by sending her the following message on Twitter:
“Rosie, get better fast. I’m starting to miss you!” So, is this an official olive branch? An end to the war?a
TMZ reports: The incident occurred Sunday night at a multi-million dollar mansion. The owner invited Lindsay, who brought her brother Cody, her assistant and the 2 guys.
The party lasted all night. Lindsay left at around noon Monday, but before she took off … the owner realized several expensive watches and some sunglasses were missing. He told everyone to stay and then called the cops.
The cops approached Lindsay and began asking questions. Lindsay then asked, “Am I a suspect?” A cop answered, “No.” Lindsay — who knows a thing or 2 about her legal rights — blew them off and left.
The owner of the house told cops … he believes the 2 men Lindsay brought to the party stole the goods. The case is under investigation.
TMZ reports: Sources close to the production tell TMZ, “Idol” honchos reached out to Kanye recently about filling one of the open judging spots … and Kanye expressed interest.
But that doesn’t mean he’s on board — we’re told Yeezy is still unsure about accepting the gig. The way it was put to us … “He’s on the fence,” because he’s not sure if “A.I.” is in his wheelhouse.
And there’s another big hang up — cash. Informed sources tell TMZ … “Idol” would “at least match Mariah’s salary” — a cool $18 mil a year.
It looks like Nicki Minaj is either close to signing a deal or has signed one to become a judge, but we’re told producers may well add a 4th judge. As we reported, the frontrunners are Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Enrique Iglesias, but Kanye would clearly trump them all.
Too Fab reports: The pics were taken yesterday, which was also the couple’s wedding anniversary … though Joe may have needed a reminder.
“Holly s**t it’s my Anniversary,” he tweeted early in the day.
Melissa, however, was a little more eloquent, tweeting “Today is my 8 year wedding anniversary to the love of my life @joegorga Thank you for giving me this family. We are blessed. #thankyoujesus”
See how Melissa stacks up against fellow “Real Housewives” star Taylor Armstrong and other bikini babes in the gallery above.
Halle Berry is trying to get her daughter Nahla out of the United States to France, but Gabriel Aubry’s attorney in Los Angeles is saying that she might day like the way Princess Diana has in the past.
TMZ reports: Halle Berry faces the same tragic fate as Princess Diana if she moves to France — so said Gabriel Aubry‘s attorney in L.A. court … TMZ has learned.
As we reported, Halle and Gabriel are embroiled in a court battle over whether Halle should be allowed to move to France with the ex-couple’s daughter Nahla. Halle believes the kid will be better protected from aggressive paparazzi in France … thanks to the country’s strict anti-pap laws.
But Gabriel’s attorney argued Halle and Nahla would be walking right into the lion’s den — because France is the same country where Princess Diana was killed in a wild paparazzi car chase back in 1997.
Halle’s lawyer called several French lawyers — who testified that French judges will nail any photog who goes after a celeb.
Under French laws, paparazzi can’t photograph celebrities who don’t want their pictures taken — even if they’re out in public.
Photogs who violate the law can be sued for big bucks, and if they harass the celeb they can be criminally prosecuted. The trial should last for several weeks.