Wes Scantlin continues to piss off his neighbors and police ... after a cop responding to a flood was injured on his property and ended up in the hospital.
Law enforcement tells TMZ ... neighbors of the Puddle of Mudd lead singer called police Wednesday after they saw water pouring down his driveway.
When cops came ... they discovered the pool water running -- it had been running for DAYS -- a bonehead move in the middle of the severe drought.
Cops became alarmed because the doors of the house were wide open and they feared someone might be inside either injured or dead. One officer climbed an outside staircase to get in the house and fell through the rotted wood.
The officer was taken by ambulance to the ER but did not suffer serious injuries.
Wes -- who doesn't live at the house -- eventually showed up. Cops told him his ongoing war with his neighbors had to stop. The singer was arrested last August for taking a buzz saw to a neighbor's house.
In the end, no charges were filed and everyone went their separate ways, so ... water under the bridge.
Aerosmith Drummer Joey Kramer
Band Cancels Tour Dates
8/13/2014 2:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joey Kramer -- the drummer for Aerosmith -- had heart complications Tuesday and the band has cancelled some upcoming shows ... TMZ has learned.
A source close to the band tells us ... Kramer has had heart issues in the past.
A member of the crew told us ... the 64-year-old will undergo heart surgery, but we could not confirm that.
The group has now cancelled the Concord, CA concert scheduled for Wednesday night.
We're also told members of the crew have been told the Washington show -- scheduled for Saturday -- will also be cancelled.
Porn Stars Raise $$$ For Face Reconstruction
8/13/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porn star Christy Mack is strapped for cash because she needs major reconstructive surgery after being beaten by ex-BF War Machine ... but her fellow porn stars have come to the rescue.
Adult actress Kendall Karson has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money so Christy can be pretty again. So far she's raised $30K to help pay for the cost of repairing her nose, eye socket and various other procedures. The goal is $100K.
In addition to Kendall, Kendra Lust, Ava Addams and Tasha Reign have donated money ... and so has Dave Navarro. Jenna Jameson has also given her support.
And the kind folks at Brazzers.com have pitched in $10K.
The Rock's Mom
Alleged Drunk Driver Needs a Smackdown
... But I Forgive Her
8/12/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Rock's mom is thanking the giant SUV her son bought her for saving her life in a head-on collision -- and amazingly holds no grudges against the woman who hit her.
Ata Maivia-Johnson tells TMZ ... "As much as I'd like to lay the Samoan smackdown on the drunk driver that crashed into us, I've already forgiven her."
Ata and Dwayne's cousin Lina Fanene were driving home last week when the other driver plowed into their Escalade.
Ata added, "By the grace of God and my big heavy strong car, we are alive today to hug our loved ones once again."
The driver has been charged with a DUI in the incident.
Gang-Style Shooting On Set
Was the Real Deal
8/12/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The N.W.A. flick "Straight Outta Compton" just got christened with a drive-by shooting ... right in front of the movie crew.
Eyewitnesses tell TMZ ... the gunfire erupted outside the Compton Courthouse last week when some neighborhood guys, not actors, flashed gang signs at a passing car.
We're told the gunmen were NOT targeting the crew -- but since they were setting up outside the courthouse the bullets came dangerously close. One nearby civilian was hit, and collapsed next to the set ... but survived.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. tells us the shooting is under investigation. They have not yet determined if it was gang-related.
We're told filming will continue this week in a rough area of Compton ... even though many members of the cast and crew are shaken, and worried about their safety.
Former GF Says Beaten Near Death
18 Broken Bones, Ruptured Liver
8/11/2014 2:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman MMA fighter War Machine allegedly beat to a pulp says she was actually pummeled within an inch of her life.
Porn star Christy Mack says War Machine broke up with her in May but for some reason showed up at her house at 2 AM Friday. She says he walked in, didn't say a word but unleashed a beating on her friend.
War Machine threw the friend out of the house and then she says he allegedly made her strip and shower in front of him. Then she says the beating began ... resulting in 18 broken bones around her eyes, a broken nose, missing teeth, a fractured rib and ruptured liver.
Mack says War Machine also "sawed much of my hair off with [a] dull knife."
She says he threatened to rape her but was unable to perform.
Mack says she ran out of the house naked, begging neighbors to help her. One did and took her to the hospital, where she remains.
War Machine is on the run. There's a $10,000 reward for his capture.
Woman Who Crashed into Mom's Car Charged with DUI
8/11/2014 1:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman who fled cops and slammed into the car with The Rock's mom inside has been charged with DUI.
The head-on crash in Clermont, Florida left The Rock's mom, Ata Maivia-Johnson and her passenger, Lina Fanene, hospitalized.
Cops say the the woman blew through 2 red lights before crashing into the car.
Police are asking prosecutors to get an arrest warrant for the alleged drunk driver, who is also hospitalized with injuries.
The Rock had given his mom the white Escalade for XMAS in 2012.
Preceded Mom's Head-On Car Accident
8/11/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The driver who crashed into The Rock's mother and cousin earlier this month was evading police and ran a red light just before the crash ... TMZ has learned.
As TMZ previously reported, Ata Maivia-Johnson (Rock's mom) and Lina Fanene (cousin) were driving home from a charity event in Clermont, FL August 2 when they were involved in a head-on car accident.
The Lake County Sheriff's Department tells TMZ ... an officer was attempting a traffic stop when the driver took off and ran the light. Sheriffs say the officer began following the driver ... minutes later the woman crashed into the car with The Rock's family.
The female driver suffered facial injuries and was taken to the hospital. The Rock's mother and cousin were also hospitalized with injuries.
No word yet on whether she will be charged for the accident.
The Rock's Mom
Car Smashed by Drunk Driver
in Head on Collision
8/10/2014 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Rock says his mom, Ata Maivia-Johnson and his cousin were struck HEAD ON by a drunk driver this week ... and luckily, they survived.
Dwayne Johnson's uncle Afa tells us Ata and Lina Fanene were driving home from a fundraiser their family runs every year -- the Usos Foundation Banquet -- when they were crashed into by the alleged drunk driver.
Both women were rushed to a local hospital and we're told Ata was hospitalized for 3 nights. Afa wouldn't say what injuries the 65-year-old sustained ... but he did tell us it was a very scary scene.
The Rock posted a picture of the crash and his mom's white Escalade -- the one he bought her for Christmas in 2012 -- clearly totaled. Same goes for the other car involved.
Fanene -- who currently works for WWE's NXT division -- posted a photo of the actor/wrestler visiting her in the hospital.
Ata and Lina also posed for a pic in the SUV on August 2nd on their way to the fundraiser.
The Rock tweeted, "First reaction is to find the person who did this and do unrelenting harm to them. But then you realize the most important thing is my family lived thru this and we can hug each other that much tighter these days."
'Bad Girls Club'
Star Accused Of Savage Bite Attack
8/8/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Bad Girls Club" star Natalie Nunn's foot was savagely bitten during a fight with co-star Alyssa "Redd" Carswell ... and the injury was so severe, medics thought she'd been attacked by an animal.
Eyewitnesses tell TMZ ... Natalie and "Redd" were shooting a scene for "BGC 13" May 15th when they got into a violent confrontation ... and during the fight, "Redd" chomped down on Nunn's foot ... tearing the flesh away.
Nunn was taken to a hospital ... where she filed a battery report. Law enforcement sources tell us ... police investigated and turned it over to the L.A. City Attorney -- who rejected it based on insufficient evidence.
We don't know if prosecutors looked at any of the show footage. We know cameras WERE rolling during the fight ... and the footage will air on an upcoming episode.
They're called bad girls for a reason.
Flight Crews Get Special Training
8/7/2014 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's outside the scope of what we do here at TMZ ... but it's pretty interesting. We got hold of an internal document from Delta telling gate attendants and flight crews what to do if they suspect a passenger is infected with Ebola.
According to the document -- "Advisory: Ebola Virus Disease: Update 8-6-14," which was distributed widely to Delta employees -- ticket and gate agents are supposed to be on the lookout for passengers appearing to be ill. The agent is required to contact STAT-MD -- a "calling station" where doctors at Universities and other facilities can be contacted for opinions. The document states the passenger cannot board if STAT-MD does not sign off.
As for passengers who appear infected on the plane, the Delta document says the crew should "assess for fever" but cautions they should wear gloves and masks when coming in contact with the person.
It goes on ... "Isolate sick passenger away from others, if possible. Designate lavatory for the sick passenger (do not block a separate lavatory for crew)."
And the document states, "Ill passenger to wear mask if coughing or sneezing and provide tissues and a plastic bag for used tissue disposal."
'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'
I Saw Marilyn's Health Deteriorate
8/6/2014 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gunnar Hansen -- who terrorized actress Marilyn Burns as Leatherface in the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" -- says Burns appeared skinny and frail in recent years ... and appeared to be in declining health before her death.
Hansen tells TMZ ... he and Burns remained close after the 1974 horror flick, and says her health issues were obvious to him in the last few years. But he adds, they never discussed any specific ailment.
TMZ broke the story ... the 65-year-old Burns was found dead Tuesday at her home in Houston. An autopsy is being conducted to determine cause of death.
Hansen -- who continues to act in slasher/horror flicks -- says he spoke to Burns once a month and would visit her at home -- calling her a wonderful woman who was humorous and generous.
He says he and other actors from the original film -- including Allen Danziger and Ed Neal -- are making arrangements to attend Burns' funeral.
Caught Up in Mall Fight
Bodyguard Under Criminal Investigation
8/6/2014 8:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
50 Cent's bodyguard allegedly attacked a man and his son in a shopping mall -- a man who was trying to film the rapper -- and now cops are conducting a criminal investigation.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 50 and his son were at the Burbank Town Center Sunday when Lazzeri Frazier and his son saw 50 and thought it would be cool to shoot some cell phone video.
We're told 50's bodyguard came from behind Frazier and snatched the phone out of his hands. Frazier verbally confronted the bodyguard and the bodyguard then allegedly hauled off and shoved Frazier. The 2 began fighting and Frazier's 16-year-old son stepped in to break up the fight. The son claims the bodyguard punched him in the face.
The bodyguard fled the scene by the time cops arrived. 50 refused to speak to police, but witnesses corroborated Frazier's story.
Cops tell us the case will be sent over to prosecutors. 50 is not a suspect.