Callahan, the crime fighting llama, needs to find a new watering hole -- because a public health investigation just got his ass banned from a popular Hollywood nightclub.
TMZ broke the story -- Como T. Llama, the camelid star of the show "Llama Cop," dropped by nightclub Bootsy Bellows recently for a premiere party, enraging the Los Angeles Department of Health.
The inspector tells us, he officially admonished the club -- which admitted allowing Como inside for the private party -- and reminded management that ZERO live animals, other than service animals, are allowed inside.
The club assured the health department it was an isolated incident -- and according to the inspector, vowed never to let it happen again.
We're told the club can only be cited if the inspector witnesses the incident first hand -- so Bootsy got off with a verbal warning this time, but it's now on the health department's radar.
Llama non grata.
I'm Finally Caging Up My Lizard
4/13/2014 11:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dean walked out of a PETCO in Los Angeles Saturday ... and according to the photog, he bought a tank and some new lizards.
McDermott recently admitted to cheating on his wife Tori Spelling, saying, "sex was an escape."
No such thing as weiner tanks ... just jars for balls. Right, Tori?
'Lord of the Rings'
Gandalf's Steed Shadowfax
4/12/2014 2:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gandalf's glorious steed Shadowfax from the "Lord of the Rings" flicks just took a permanent trip to the big glue shire in the sky -- after the horse got too sick and had to be put down.
Shadowfax's owner Cynthia says the horse -- real name Blanco -- suddenly fell ill at home and was rushed to a horse hospital ... but after a few days, things took a turn for the worst.
The veterinarian asked Cynthia if she wanted to put the horse to sleep ... so she asked Shadowfax for approval -- and the owner says the horse gave her a look that meant yes.
Cynthia gave vets the OK -- and they put her down.
Even Her Black Dog Gets Denied
4/10/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's tough to be in Jennie Garth's world if you're black. First she says her African-American friends were denied at a Hollywood club, and now her black Goldendoodle gets rejected by a fancy rover.
Jennie was tooling around the San Fernando Valley with her pooch Wednesday ... when her dog Pearl tried jumping in the back of her Range Rover. It was a gnarly, failed attempt -- dog vs. rover, and rover won.
It seems Pearl was no worse for wear.
TMZ broke the story, Jenny stormed away from DBA nightclub Monday night ... the club takes issue with her veiled claim of racial discrimination. They say she played the "Do you know who I am" card and was told she had to wait in line like everyone else.
Ruff week for Jennie and her bitch.
I Did Not Fake
My Dog's Death!
4/8/2014 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kenya Moore insists she DID NOT fake her dog's death for ratings and is disgusted at reports that claim otherwise.
On Sunday's episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Kenya revealed her pooch of seven years -- a Yorkie named Velvet -- had died after being viciously attacked by a neighbor's dog.
But the day after the episode aired, reports came out claiming the dog was alive and well and living with her friend Brandon DeShazer ... and that Moore had FAKED the death to drive up ratings.
DeShazer -- who posted a series of old photos of Velvet when the show aired that sparked the rumor -- calls the reports "vile" and "irresponsible," telling TMZ, "Anybody who has pets knows the kind of love you develop for them. To report that something like that would be staged … it’s disgusting."
We're told Moore is still heartbroken over Velvet's passing and calls the reports "evil."
I DESTROYED A Great House
& Made It Even Better
4/7/2014 2:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Akon just took a perfectly fine suburban home in the San Fernando Valley and gutted it like a fish ... turning it into a SICK new party palace.
Real estate sources tell us Akon dropped just under $2 mil for an elegant 5-BR contemporary home with glass walls and concrete floors ... and then tore it apart.
Can't wait to see the welcome he gets from his new neighbors ... once they realize he also owns tigers.
Check out the pics of Akon's crib ... and tell us ....
Dead Animal Won't Be Tested
Texas Can't Handle the Truth!
4/5/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Move over grassy knoll ... there's a new conspiracy in town -- animal regulators in Texas REFUSE to necropsy the dead animal some believe to be a Chupacabra.
Mike Cox (yes, really) from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. tells TMZ ... there's no reason to perform tests on the raccoon-like animal captured in Ratcliff, TX this week because his agency has determined Chupacabras are mythical creatures.
TMZ sadly broke the story ... the couple that captured the animal -- which they named Chupie -- had it put down after they were told it was suffering. The know-it-alls convinced them it was a mange-riddled raccoon.
So, we asked, what is the scientific basis to definitely exclude a Chupacabra as a possibility? Cox fired back, "There hasn't been a new mammal discovered in Texas in centuries."
Oh really Cox? Well, Smithsonian scientists announced last August ... they had discovered a new species of mammal called the Olinguito ... part of the raccoon family.
So there are still undiscovered treasures in the animal kingdom ... even mangy ones.
As for the the final resting place of Chupie ... it's a fireplace mantle. The finders are taking it to a taxidermist.
So, hide your kids, hide your goats.
'Chupie Will Be Missed'
4/4/2014 10:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Someone dropped the 'Chupacabra' ... permanently -- TMZ has learned the weird-looking creature captured in Ratcliff, Texas has been put down.
Jackie Stock, the woman who found the animal which resembles a raccoon with mange tells TMZ ... she was advised to euthanize the animal because it was suffering.
Stock said after video of the creature went wide Thursday ... PETA started sending her and her husband messages, saying they were upset by the fact that the animal was in captivity and not receiving proper treatment.
She was also told if the animal really was a Chupacabra, it would have sucked the blood out of the goats next door before its capture. Stock was advised it was most likely a raccoon with mange that was in pain.
Stock adds the animal was never examined or tested to specifically identify it.
She took it to the shelter and was told "it went to sleep very peacefully," adding, "I had gotten attached. I was calling him Chupie. He will be missed."
Search Turns Up
4/3/2014 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J is a lucky man ... he's been reunited with his beloved Maltese puppy after an exhaustive search for the missing pup ... and got a valuable lesson about pet ownership.
Ray J's manager David Weintraub tells TMZ ... Boogotti was found by Ray's girlfriend Princess Love and his godson La'Corey Johnson after a sleepless 10-hour search of the neighborhood.
As TMZ reported, Boogotti disappeared after slipping away from his home in the San Fernando Valley Tuesday night.
Princess and La'Corey went door-to-door passing out flyers and discovered Boogotti Wednesday at the home of woman who found the adorable 3 lb. pup ... but had no way of identifying its owner because the dog was not wearing any tags.
My 3 Lb. Dog Has
4/2/2014 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J is on the hunt for his missing puppy and he'll stop at NOTHING to get him back.
Ray J’s manager, David Weintraub, tells TMZ ... Ray J's Maltese puppy Boogotti somehow slipped out of his gated community home in the San Fernando Valley last night. Boogotti is less than a year old and weighs about three pounds. CUTE!!!!!
We're told Ray J is seriously broken up about it and spent the night looking for him in the rain. Ray J is working all day today, so he's looking for a bloodhound rescue team to go out and try and find his beloved pup.
Even grown men have puppy love.
Llama Drama-Rama Spits Out Health Violation
4/2/2014 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He might have to turn in his badge after this -- the llama who plays a ruthless cop in a new show is now the suspect in a major investigation ... and it could end in one of Hollywood's biggest nightclubs getting shut down.
Como T. Llama -- the real-life llama who plays renegade Officer Callahan in the ridiculous new Starz show "Llama Cop" -- showed up to Bootsy Bellows Tuesday night for the show's premiere party.
Problem is ... Bootsy Bellows shouldn't be serving his kind -- as in, animals -- at least according to the L.A. Department of Public Health.
Now an official investigation into the Bootsy-llama incident is underway -- a rep for the health department tells TMZ, "It's unacceptable to have a live animal around food and drinks."
The rep says possible consequences for bringing an animal into the club could be a citation or even a shut down. The health dept. will be contacting the club immediately for llama answers.
We reached out to Bootsy Bellows for comment on Llama-gate ... they had no comment.
My Dog Has a Target on Its Head!!!!
4/1/2014 11:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Alanis Morissette wants her dog back in the worst way ... and now fears all of the publicity surrounding the alleged dognapping by her former "house manager" has made her dog a target for ransom.
TMZ broke the story ... Alanis claims her former housekeeper took her dog and refused to give it back after she was fired. The housekeeper says Alanis abandoned the pooch because it was crapping all over the house.
Alanis and her hubby Mario Treadway filed a lawsuit trying to get the dog back, but now she says there's a red alert -- the singer is afraid the bad guys out there now know how much Circus means to her and she's afraid they'll take the dog and hold it for a king's ransom.
Alanis' hubby filed new legal docs, in which he says Circus "is not merely a piece of property. He is living and breathing," adding each day he's separated from the dog, "[my] heart suffers more and more."
Treadway says the house manager is ultimately motivated by money and not love. He says because both he and Alanis are well-known singers, the price tag for Circus goes up and the maid thinks she can score $25K easily ... or so he says.
Treadway points to a video posted online by the former housekeeper ... which he says has made Circus more recognizable to potential dognappers.
Johnny Weir & Husband
Settle Bitter Dog Custody War
... For Now
3/26/2014 2:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The dog once shared by Johnny Weir and estranged hubby Victor Voronov now has TWO DADDIES once again -- the divorcing couple has agreed to joint custody of the pooch ... pending a full-blown custody trial ... TMZ has learned.
Weir and Voronov have been warring over the dog since their split. Under the arrangement, Voronov will get the dog for 1 week a month ... and when Weir leaves town for more than 2 days.
As we reported, Johnny took the dog while he was cleaning his stuff out of Victor's house -- and Victor looked on in tears. Johnny later claimed Victor used to beat the dog back when they were together.
And we thought Hollywood divorces couldn't get any more Hollywood.