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.
Count Me Out
7/8/2014 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mr. Telephone Man, there's something wrong with Bobby Brown ... he needs some oxygen … STAT.
New Edition performed in Mississippi last week and Bobby was so out of shape he bailed on his crew.
Watch the video closely, Bobby starts off OK … but then skips a move altogether. Then another. Then he just flat out stops, doubles over, and eventually walks off.
He needs a candy girl ... to get his blood sugar up. Or he needs to stop smoking.
Rage Against The Machine
Bangers Are Always Gonna Bang
Even If Their Brains Bleed
7/8/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you bang your head to rock music so hard that your skull fills with blood and doctors have to DRILL HOLES in it to save your life -- Rage Against The Machine's Tim Commerford not only has your back ... he says keep rocking!
We asked the Rage bassist about a German Motorhead fan who suffered a brain bleed -- which his doctors partially blamed on years of excessive headbanging -- and Tim doesn't think the horrific news will scare true headbanging fans.
In fact, he says he's felt the same pain, telling us ... "Banger neck, yeah. Every time we played I got banger neck."
Of course, Tim never had to have HOLES DRILLED IN HIS HEAD ... like the Motorhead fan -- but watch him explain why that danger is just part of the show.
7/6/2014 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A great white shark attacked a swimmer in Manhattan Beach CA and it was all caught on video.
The 7-foot shark was struggling on the wrong end of a fishing line near the pier. Shortly before the attack, the fisherman tried in vain for 40 minutes to reel the shark in ... the shark was agitated when some long- distance swimmers unwittingly crossed its path.
As video rolled ... the great white attacked one of the swimmers. People on the pier where the video was shot initially didn't realize someone was injured but soon thereafter it became apparent and they screamed at the people in the water to swim for their lives.
The attack victim sustained moderate injuries to his torso and is in stable condition.
The fisherman eventually cut the line.
TMZ Sports got this video shot last month of a 6-foot great white near the shoreline of Manhattan beach, as paddle boarders circled it.
Smashes Car on Sunset Blvd.
7/6/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Californication" star Madeline Zima smashed her car into another vehicle on Sunset Blvd. Saturday night.
Madeline rear-ended another car in West Hollywood. It was bad enough that Zima's car had to be towed.
No injuries to speak of.
Madeline's friends consoled her -- she was clearly shaken up. Our photog asked her what happened ... but the 28-year old wasn't in the mood to talk. Maybe that was wise ... right to remain silent and all that.
USEFUL TIDBIT: If you rear-end another car, you're pretty much screwed. No defense.
Leg Injury is Healing Fast
Famous Trainer Says
7/4/2014 8:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Fun fact: Harrison Ford's trainer is the guy who invented Body by Jake ... and he tells us Han Solo is progressing faster than the Millennium Falcon in a Kessel run.
Jake Steinfeld was hanging out in Beverly Hills when he gave us the 411 on Ford's injury.
Turns out Jake and Harrison have been working together since the "Indiana Jones" days ... and they still keep in close contact.
Don't worry Star Wars fans ... Jake says his buddy will be back in a Tatooine minute.
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.
Styx & Foreigner
Tour Buses Go Up in Flames
7/2/2014 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
4:54 PM PT -- Reps for the bands tell us ... no one lost any equipment or personal belongings in the fire ... the bands are on a three day break and everyone had taken most of their things off the buses.
Two tour buses for a Styx and Foreigner concert turned into vehicular torches early Wednesday afternoon in Philly ... TMZ has learned.
It's unclear how the fire started, but we're told one bus went up in flames ... and the fire spread to the second vehicle.
The buses were parked and NOT occupied when they caught fire. We're told the buses are "crew buses" and not "band buses."
The bands are scheduled to perform together Thursday in New Jersey.
In case you don't remember Styx -- you should be ashamed of yourself -- they had a bunch of hits including "Babe," "Renegade," "Mr. Roboto" and "Come Sail Away."
As for the concert, the show presumably will go on.
Seeks Treatment For Alcoholism
7/1/2014 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf is NOT in rehab ... but he IS getting treatment for alcohol addiction ... TMZ has learned.
Shia's rep tells us ... reports that he entered a rehab facility are bogus. She says his bizarre conduct over the last few months is symptomatic of a larger health issue -- alcohol addiction -- and he understands it.
It sounds like Shia is in a 12-step program. The rep says "he has taken the first of many necessary steps toward recovery."
We also got pics Tuesday showing Shia carrying an AA book for all to see.
Books it For Alcohol Treatment
7/1/2014 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf showed strong signs today he's getting help for some kind of substance abuse issue in the wake of his string of bizarre meltdowns.
Shia was in the L.A. area ... clutching an Alcoholics Anonymous book.
We don't know if Shia is just reading up or taking more formal action ... but it would seem there's a connection to his arrest last week after causing a scene at Studio 54 in NYC. As we reported, there have been other -- apparently alcohol-fueled incidents -- at a strip club in New York a week earlier and at a restaurant in L.A. a month ago.
We've reached out for comment about the photos ... so far no word back.
'Storage Wars' Star Dan Dotson
Released From Hospital
After Double Brain Aneurysm
6/30/2014 12:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Storage Wars" auctioneer Dan Dotson was released from the hospital Sunday ... and Dan says his double brain aneurysm didn't cause any permanent damage.
Dan tells us he's allowed to return to work in 2 weeks ... but for now, doctors have ordered him to rest at home and check his blood pressure every hour.
Dan tells us it was a miracle he survived -- crediting his team of doctors for saving his life.
The reality star is vowing to turn his health around now that he's been given a second chance.
Now that's a good deal.
Robo Solo Back On One Foot
After 'Star Wars' Injury
6/30/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Harrison Ford isn't going to let a little broken foot keep him down -- he was spotted in London over the weekend with his banged up limb strapped to a contraption possibly borrowed from C-3PO.
Ford suffered the injury while filming "Star Wars: Episode VII" earlier this month. The injury required surgery, and some say reports say he could be on the shelf for as long as 6 months.
So far Disney is sticking to the release date of December 18, 2015 ... so the 71-year-old will have to heal quickly to stick to the shooting schedule.
Hobble carefully, Han.
To the Rescue
After Crash Involving Floyd's Kids
6/30/2014 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber was a full-on good Samaritan Sunday ... rushing to the aid of 3 of Floyd Mayweather's kids who were involved in a bad car crash.
Here's what we know. Floyd was on the red carpet Sunday afternoon for the BET Awards when he got word his kids were in a bad crash in L.A. Floyd happened to be on the phone with Bieber at the time and told the singer how bummed he was that he was on the red carpet and not there for his kids.
Bieber happened to be in an SUV not too far away from the crash and jumped into action, racing to the scene.
Biebs told the cops he was friends of the family and wanted to check on their well-being.
We're told it was a multi-vehicle collision ... several cars and a motorcycle. The kids were not seriously injured -- one had a busted lip -- and Bieber tried comforting them by playing his new music for them.
Bieber was then allowed to put the kids in his SUV and drove them to Floyd ... then returned to the accident scene to inform cops the children were with the boxer.