Dallas Davidson says he only screamed racial and homophobic slurs during his bar fight in Nashville because someone sent him into a blind rage.
Dallas tells TMZ he was provoked into an altercation and lost his temper while defending himself. Cops say he hurled racial slurs and screamed, "There's that f***ing fa****t that punched me."
Dallas says he's not racist or homophobic, adding ... "Although I cannot defend what I said, I am sorry for my insensitivity." He did not elaborate about who started the fight or why.
TMZ broke the story ... the country lyricist was arrested at Tin Roof in downtown Nashville for public intoxication and disorderly conduct after allegedly trying to start fights with various bar patrons.
Country Star Dallas Davidson
After Drunken, Racial, Homophobic Bar Fight
7/10/2014 6:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dallas Davidson -- a famous country lyricist who's written huge hits, like "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," "Country Girl, (Shake It For Me)" and "That's How Country Boys Roll," was arrested in Nashville early Thursday morning for fighting, hurling racial slurs and screaming, "There's that f***ing fa***t that punched me."
We're told Dallas was at Tin Roof in downtown Nashville when he got in a fight in the bar with various people.
Law enforcement tells us ... Dallas was challenging various people to fight-- swearing, punching his hand and screaming a string of obscenities. And they say he shouted various racial and homophobic slurs.
Cops say he reeked of booze and was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
He was booked at 2:50 AM and is about to be released at the time of this post. We're told during the time he was held jailers administered a "medical screening."
Dallas and his ex-wife, Sarah Davidson, are both stars on the reality show, "Private Lives of Nashville Wives."
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.
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.
Stopped by Cops After Bizarre Taser Incident
7/8/2014 6:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katt Williams got pulled over in Malibu Tuesday evening by Sheriff's deputies investigating his security guard for tasing a random guy on Pacific Coast Highway,
Law enforcement sources tell us the guy started kicking a car driven by Katt's assistant ... who was following Katt while he rode a Can-Am Spyder. When Katt's security guard got out of the car ... we're told the stranger got aggressive, and the security guard zapped him with a taser.
The guy then waved down Sheriff's deputies in the area and explained what had happened. Deputies tracked down Katt ... pulled him over and questioned him and the guard about the incident.
We're told, as of now, no one's getting arrested -- not Katt's security guard or the guy he tased.
One of our photogs spoke to Katt on the side of PCH just a few moments after the incident, and his version jibes almost 100% with law enforcement.
He did add that the guy claimed to be a lifeguard, and hurled the n-word during the altercation.
Here's what's funny about this -- we initially got a tip that Rihanna had been pulled over on PCH. Turns out "Rihanna" was really just Katt's assistant ... who must be smoking hot.
Well played, Katt.
Alleged Victims Say Katt
Committed Vicious Gun Attack
7/4/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katt Williams is a gun-toting lunatic who smashed a car window with the butt of the gun and then had the nerve to defame the alleged victims ... this according to the alleged victims
TMZ broke the story ... L.A. County Sheriff's deputies rushed to The Comedy Store in West Hollywood Tuesday after Katt allegedly pulled a gun on someone. Katt told us the story was BS ... saying he was threatened by gangbangers who then called cops to get him in trouble.
But the 4 alleged victims tell us ... they have nothing to do with gangs. They were outside the club shooting a documentary, "From the Hood to Hollywood."
They say they spotted Katt and asked if they could shoot him for the doc, but he angrily said no. They claim a woman then pulled up, popped the trunk, Katt went inside and pulled out 2 big guns ... then walked over to their car and smashed in the window with the butt of one of the guns.
The guy who was driving says the glass shattered and he suffered cuts.
The 4 filmmakers say Katt can expect a lawsuit.
As for Katt, he tells us, "Whatever the gangbangers say."
I Didn't Have A Gun
Gangbangers Attacked Me
7/2/2014 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katt Williams says whoever called 911 on him Tuesday night is a LIAR ... because he was NOT brandishing a gun at a West Hollywood comedy club.
Katt tells TMZ ... he was actually the victim ... verbally attacked and threatened by 4 gangbangers who repeatedly called him "Cuz" ... Crip slang referring to the rival Bloods gang.
The comedian goes on to say things got physical when the 4 guys followed him to his car and began assaulting him.
But Katt says he never pulled a gun ... never even had one. So the 911 call reporting he was brandishing a weapon is absurd ... or so he says.
As for who called 911 ... Katt is convinced it's was the gang members themselves. If that's true, it certainly goes against type ... gang members generally stay away from those digits.
Wants Pound of Flesh
7/2/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman whom Adam Richman called a c**t is licking her chops now that Adam's show has been yanked from the Travel Channel ... telling TMZ she will only be satisfied if he walks with fat people.
Amber Sarah -- got in a Instagram battle royale with Adam after he pissed off the eating disorder community by bragging about his 70-pound weight loss by posting a pic with #thinspiration. Sarah and others called him out for being insensitive. He responded, "Grab a razor blade and draw a bath."
Sarah is happy the network pulled Adam's show, "Man Finds Food" from the schedule, but she's not out for blood. She wants Adam to volunteer with eating disorder groups by participating in walks that help obese people get in shape.
And she wants him to donate money.
BTW ... Sarah says she could end up arm-in-arm with Adam on one of the walks. She doesn't weigh herself, but calls herself a "fat activist who is fat."
Lesson NOT Learned
7/1/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brittny Gastineau is a glutton for punishment ... strolling with the guy she claims beat her to a pulp just weeks ago.
Brittny and her BF, famed street artist Retna cruised the Century City mall in L.A. Monday ... without the bruises and black eyes that landscaped her face last month after a knock-down, drag-out fight.
Retna's lawyer admits his client did the damage but says Brittny was out of control and it was mutual combat. The lawyer claims Retna was also beat up but no photos ever surfaced showing his injuries.
Burn me once ...
Stabbing During Pre-Party
Inside Hollywood Nightclub
6/29/2014 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
4:55 PM PT -- Lure tells TMZ ... the club is shocked and saddened by the stabbing -- "which did not take place inside our venue." We're told the attack occurred on the street outside the club. Management says it's cooperating with the LAPD in its investigation.
There was a stabbing last night at a BET Awards pre-party filled with famous rappers ... somebody was seriously injured -- and we got crazy footage as it all was going down.
Law enforcement says a man in his 20s was stabbed inside Lure Nightclub on the dance floor Saturday night after a fight broke out ... and in the video, he's seen laying on the curb waiting for help while a panicked friend yells at cops to hurry the ambulance.
We're told the man was rushed to Cedars-Sinai with two stab wounds in the stomach and he's currently in stable condition.
The party was hosted by rapper Meek Mill ... The Game, Lil Boosie, Mase and actress Kyla Pratt were also there.
So far ... it's unclear why the fight that led to the stabbing broke out.
Looking to Fight
Outside NYC Strip Club
6/29/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf was begging to get punched in the face outside of a strip club in New York earlier this month ... and we got footage of the face-off.
Shia got into a weird altercation with a strip club patron a week before his arrest at Studio 54. The video is clear .. LaBeouf is taunting the guy ... trying to convince him to throw a punch.
The photog says it's unclear why they were beefing ... moments later LaBeouf peaced out.
As we previously reported, an L.A. restaurant banned the actor last month after he peed on its outside wall.
There's also this incident from earlier this year, and this one from 2011.
You see a pattern here?
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star
My Sister Attacked Castmate ...
But I Didn't Order a Hit
6/28/2014 10:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Bambi Johnson adamantly denies putting a hit out on castmate Erica Pinkett -- but says she is related to the attacker.
Bambi says the woman -- Stephanie Harp -- who's accused of slicing Pinkett with a razor blade during a nightclub brawl earlier this month is her sister ... Johnson says Erica started the fight.
Bambi claims her sister says Erica threw a drink first -- triggering the fight inside Atlanta's Taboo nightclub. Bambi also claims her sister did not have a razor blade ... adding reports claiming the scene was bloody are false.
As we previously posted ... Erica says Bambi ordered the attack because the two have had arguments over Johnson's boyfriend Lil Scrappy.
Scrappy and Bambi say that's preposterous.
Chased Around a Homeless Guy
Hours Before Arrest
6/27/2014 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before Shia LaBeouf got arrested and thrown out of a Broadway show ... he argued with a homeless guy on the streets of New York ... over a hat.
According to an eyewitness, a few hours before his arrest ... Shia confronted a homeless guy on the street. It appeared to the witness as if Shia thought the hat was his and Shia was trying to get it back.
You can see in the photos ... Shia is chasing after the homeless guy as he runs around holding the hat.
The eye witness tells TMZ, Shia was acting as if he knew the guy, but Shia seemed "whacked out" and was making no sense. The witness claims Shia kept saying, "It's me, Shia."