Drew Barrymore had a big scare Tuesday night ... a white van pulled up to her L.A. house while she was home alone with her child and the person inside seemed intent on getting her to answer the door ... repeatedly knocking ... and it triggered a panicked 911 call.
It sounded ominous ... but turns out it was one of your friendly AT&T service guys working in the neighborhood. The pregnant Drew didn't call for service and it's unclear why the dude was knocking, but after cops came and helicopters hovered, they found the van several blocks away, checked the guy out and all was ok.
Which raises the question ... when did phone companies start providing good service?
Miley Cyrus Tour Bus Fire
The Out of Breath
3/18/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained the 911 call made by the driver of the Miley Cyrus tour bus that caught on fire last night ... and he was clearly out of breath and panicked as he called for help.
In the 911 call, the driver tells dispatch that everyone got off the bus safely, but that the bus was still on fire.
As TMZ previously reported, the Cyrus tour bus (which was carrying her mother and sister) caught on fire after one of the tires exploded.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Responders Rescue Lifeless Friend
During Backseat OD
3/4/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The girl Jamie Lee Curtis saved from an overdose last week was lifeless and barely moving when the actress called 911 ... and the scary scene was all caught on video.
We broke the story ... Curtis called an ambulance while driving her friend to the hospital last Tuesday -- after the woman suffered a violent reaction to alcohol and Rx meds.
In the video, emergency workers pull her out of the car through the trunk ... and a worried Jamie watches on as they handle the situation.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital and released hours later.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Frantically Calls 911
Backseat OD On Pills and Booze
2/27/2014 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jamie Lee Curtis frantically called 911 Tuesday night -- after her friend suffered what appeared to be some kind of overdose in the backseat of the actress' car ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... paramedics responded at around 9pm in Venice, CA after receiving Curtis' phone call ... and found her friend passed out in the backseat.
According to sources, Curtis' friend had suffered a violent reaction after mixing alcohol with some kind of prescription Rx.
We're told Curtis initially tried to drive her friend to the hospital -- hence why the friend was in the backseat -- but she decided to call 911 instead when the situation took a turn for the worse.
Paramedics took the woman to a nearby hospital. She was treated and released hours later.
Michael Lohan's Baby Mama
He Threatened to Stab Me
'I'm Gonna Kill You Bitch'
2/18/2014 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
11:20 A.M. PT -- Kate just told TMZ she lied about the threats, saying "I regretfully tweeted while my emotions were high that I was being threatened by Michael with a knife, this was not the case." Major tells us she made it up because she feared Michael would take her son away.
Michael Lohan went ballistic and brandished a knife last night during his fight with baby mama Kate Major saying, "I'm going to kill you, bitch!" -- at least that's what Kate told cops -- but Michael's 911 call tells a different story.
TMZ has obtained the police report regarding the altercation last night at Michael's Florida house ... after Michael called 911, claiming Kate was drunk and acting erratically around their one-year-old son.
According to the report, when police arrived, Kate told them Michael had falsely accused her of drinking around their baby and a fight broke out. That's when Kate claims Michael grabbed a knife and threatened to kill her with it.
Kate told police she locked herself in a bedroom to get away from him ... and he tried to kick the door down. When he failed, Kate claims Michael went outside to the bedroom's sliding glass doors and made stabbing gestures at her.
Kate claims she tried to call police ... but her phone was broken ... even though she still managed to send out a bunch of tweets.
Police spoke to Michael too -- he denied threatening Kate in any way -- and his 911 call paints a very calm and calculating picture ... almost like he and Kate have lots and lots of experience calling 911 on each other.
Domestic Dispute with Baby Mama
... Cops Called
2/18/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Lohan's girlfriend claims he's threatening her with a knife and threatening to take their infant son -- and now police are on scene ... TMZ has learned.
Kate Major blasted Lohan on Twitter Monday evening ... claiming she had to lock herself and their one-year-old son Landon in a bedroom while a knife-wielding Lohan tried to break down the door.
Cops in Boca Raton, FL tell us officers have responded to their house ... and are talking to Michael and Kate right now.
Threatening to take our son. What judge would rule for. him??? Stuck inside a house with this guy? He has a knife— Kate Major (@k8major) February 18, 2014
Sources close to the couple tell us Michael is the one who called 911 when Kate started acting erratically ... and locked herself in the room.
We're told officers want one of them to leave the house immediately -- but Michael isn't budging because he thinks Kate is drunk ... and doesn't want to leave her with the baby.
We just spoke to Michael who claims Kate's been drinking again ... and it got so bad she tried to kill herself over the weekend. Lohan tells us he's worried about the welfare of their child and says he'll attempt to get custody of their son if she doesn't get help.
During Kate's twitter rant ... she addressed the suicide saying, "Someone trying to kill u is worse than trying to kill yourself ! #udontscareme."
Kate also vowed to never let Michael take their son away from her.
7:25 PM PT -- Police have left the house. No arrests were made ... so, should be a fun night at the Lohan corral.
He's Drunk, Walking On the Freeway
2/12/2014 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Kattan seemed wasted as he drove on the 101 Freeway, just before he careened into a coned area and crashed into a parked vehicle ... this according to the 2 people who called 911.
TMZ broke the story ... Chris was popped early Monday morning after other drivers sounded the 911 alarm. After weaving at speeds approaching 70 MPH, he crashed into a Dept. of Transportation vehicle. Chris was arrested for DUI and law enforcement sources tell us Chris admitted he was on Rx meds.
One 911 caller says it seemed to him, "He has to be drunk."
Turns out alcohol was not a factor, but Chris seemed to have been under the influence of prescription meds earlier in the day ... on a flight to L.A.
Ex-WWE Star Matt Hardy
ARRESTED & BLOODY
After Alleged Brawl with Wife
1/29/2014 7:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former WWE champion Matt Hardy was arrested at a motel in Virginia earlier this month ... after allegedly getting into a fight with his wrestler wife ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Just look at the mug shots of Hardy and 27-year-old Reby Sky -- both appear bloody and scratched up.
Hardy has multiple scratch marks all over his face and Sky -- real name Rebecca Hardy -- appears to be sporting a fat lip, black eye and several small cuts on her face.
Law enforcement tells TMZ Sports ... cops raced to the Hampton Inn in Emporia, VA on January 1st around 5:45 AM after someone at the hotel call 911.
During the 911 call, obtained by TMZ Sports, the hotel staffer told the operator ... "A guest just came down here and said somebody's beating the hell out of his wife a girl or something."
When cops arrived to the scene, both Matt and Sky were arrested for assault and battery. They were released on $3,500 bail.
Our sources tell us both Matt and Sky got restraining orders against each other.
Since the incident, both Matt and Reby have posted photos of each other -- and it appears they are still together and going strong.
Botched Donut Heist Made Him Better
... Says Donut Shop
1/25/2014 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Seattle Seahawks star Golden Tate wouldn't be the Super Bowl caliber player he is today if not for attempted maple bar theft gone bad ... so says the owner of the donut shop Golden tried to jack.
We broke the story back in 2010 ... Tate was confronted by cops after a baker at the Top Pot donut shop in Washington caught the wide receiver trying to steal maple bars after business hours.
The 911 call was LEGENDARY -- with the baker telling the 911 operator that a "drunk" and "retarded" Tate stole her keys and some tasty donuts and wouldn't give 'em back.
Cops met up with Tate -- and the receiver was given an official warning. He later apologized and went on to form a business relationship with Top Pot.
Now, 4 years later ... we spoke with Top Pot co-founder Mark Klebeck who tells us Golden used the incident as a learning experience and matured into a better player and a better person as a result.
"I think he’s a great guy," Klebeck says ... "He was straight out of college in a big city and made some mistakes, but didn’t hurt any body."
"He’s developed into not only a great player on the field but a great personality in the community! We’re proud of Golden Tate."
Honey Boo Boo 911 Tape
Family Hit New Lowe's
1/8/2014 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Honey Boo Boo car crash 911 tape is laced with Southern tongue ... a woman urgently calling the dispatcher giving her the coordinates of the crash -- a Lowe's hardware store.
TMZ broke the story ... Boo Boo's fam hit an oncoming truck in Milledgeville, Georgia, injuring Mama June, Sugar Bear and Pumpkin. HBB was banged up but not seriously hurt.
An ambulance arrived but the family didn't like the EMT's choice of hospital, so they hitched a ride with someone else.
911 Call About Unconscious Woman
12/26/2013 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's security team flip-flopped SEVERAL times when they urgently called 911 to report a woman in distress at Justin's party earlier this month.
TMZ has obtained the 911 tape. You hear a member of Justin's security team telling the dispatcher a woman in her early 20s was "hyperventilating." He then changes his diagnosis to a seizure.
The dispatcher grills the guy, asking if the woman is still showing seizure symptoms. He then changes the story again and says she didn't have a seizure ... she just passed out.
Shortly after the incident ... Justin's people told TMZ the woman had too much to drink and not enough to eat ... and that security called off the ambulance and took her to the hospital.
But we've learned she was NEVER taken to the hospital.
So what really happened? It's a 911 mystery.
Ambulance Called to Calabasas Mansion For Passed Out Girl
12/14/2013 9:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ambulances raced to Justin Bieber's Calabasas home early this morning after they received a 911 call saying a woman passed out inside ... TMZ has learned.
We've learned paramedics were dispatched to Bieber's crib this morning around 3 a.m. after someone at Bieber's reported there was a 20-year old unconscious female at the house ... but 15 minutes later the ambulances were called off.
Bieber was home at the time 911 was called. The person who called off the fire department told dispatch the woman would be transported privately to the hospital. But sources familiar with the situation tell us ... the woman regained consciousness and when she was told 911 had been called she insisted they be called off.
We're told the woman did not go to the hospital. She went home instead. We know alcohol was involved. We don't know what, if anything else, was involved.
We're also told the woman was attending a party thrown by Bieber.
Someone connected to Bieber told us ... a member of the singer's security team called 911 out of abundance of caution but the woman turned out to be ok.
Dispatch Recording ...
'Dead on Arrival'
12/6/2013 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
First responders to the Paul Walker crash declared the actor dead almost immediately after arriving on the scene ... and TMZ has obtained audio of the call to dispatch.
According to the recording ... the first firefighters arrived less than 3 minutes after a 911 call alerted them to the crash -- and one of their first communications from the scene is "two fatalities" ... and "DOA."
The man on-scene also informs dispatch it's a "Code N" incident ... which means it's a newsworthy event that should be handled with care.
As we previously reported ... several of Paul's friends were on-scene and most likely told firefighters the actor was in the vehicle.
Listen to the audio ... it's clear firefighters had no doubt Paul and Roger Rodas died instantly.