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'Criminal Minds' Ex-Exec My Pooch Didn't Bite Your Caboose ... It Was Just a Scratch!!!

11/5/2016 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1104-timothy-swing-dog-bite-tmz-sbs-4An ex-showrunner over at "Criminal Minds" has a situation on his hands that's less feet-kicking-legs and more teeth-biting-ass ... according to an alleged victim. 

Construction worker Timothy Swing tells us he was working this week at the home of former "Criminal Minds" executive producer Edward Bernero when 1 of Ed's 3 Dobermans sank its teeth into his right butt cheek.  

Tim says he got a tetanus shot at urgent care, and Edward offered him $3k to make the whole thing go away.

Here's the problem ... Tim says he was poised to rake in almost $13k from the 5 month gig before getting chomped on day 2 ... and Ed never made good on the payment.

Ed has a very different story. He says Tim called the dogs over and started playing with 1 before another jumped on him from behind and scratched him -- that's it. Ed says he felt bad and wanted to help with the bill, until Tim demanded $3k.

Meanwhile, Tim tells us Ed has reached out and offered him some cash ... in return for a promise not to sue.

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ABC News Sued You Jacked My Fat Cat And It's Gonna Cost You a Chunk!

11/4/2016 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

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ABC News lifted a photo of NYC's fattest cat and posted it without permission ... according to the photographer who's now suing the network.

Stephen Yang is a professional photog who typically licenses his pics, but in his lawsuit he says ABC News used his shot of Samson -- dubbed the largest cat in NYC at 28 pounds -- and never paid him a dime.

According to the docs ... Samson got famous for his size, and also because his owner, Jonathan Zurbel, takes the enormous pussycat all over Brooklyn in a pet stroller. So hipster.

Yang says all that attention is why ABC News posted its story on Aug. 12th with his jacked photo. The story's been shared more than 900 times on Facebook, and Yang is suing for a cut of ABC's profits.

We've reached out to the network, so far no word back.

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Ace of Diamonds Strip Club Mally Mall's Monkey Not Kosher With Public Health Dept.

11/2/2016 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mally Mall's Halloween stunt -- bringing his monkey into a strip club -- might prove costly for the club ... TMZ has learned.

L.A. County's Dept. of Public Health confirms it's investigating Ace of Diamonds for possible violations after it got wind of Mally Mall bringing his capuchin monkey to the joint Monday night.

Official safety codes prohibit live animals inside any food facility except if it's a service animal or police dog. The owner of AoD's building has a license to serve food ... although AoD doesn't serve grub.

We've reached out to the club, but no word back yet.

For his part, Mally Mall thought Bubbs was a huge hit at the club ... as he told us on "TMZ Live."

Mally Mall's Halloween Monkey Tricks ... Strip Club Treats

11/1/2016 8:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Normally, yelling "Would you like to pet my monkey?" ... in a strip club would get you immediately tossed out, but Mally Mall changed the game at Ace of Diamonds.

The 'Love and Hip Hop' star brought his little friend -- a capuchin monkey -- to hold his cash and tend to his harem. Mally was sporting a sheik costume, complete with a train of women. The video is crazy 'cause the monkey seems totally at home. Something tells us this ain't his first strip rodeo.

The Game was also taking in the action at AoD, without a primate, but you can see ... he still did alright. 

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Model Mara Teigen New $9,000 Pooch Gets Perfect Name

10/29/2016 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1028-mara-teigen-instagram-01Mara Teigen not only looks like Angelina Jolie -- she's spending like she has Angie's bank account ... dropping nearly 10 LARGE on a tiny, tiny puppy.

Sources connected to the deal tell us the model scooped up a 4-month-old teacup Pomeranian from Betty's Teacup Puppies. Here are the staggering numbers -- $9k for the 1.2 pound dog. We're told she's gonna grow though ... to a whopping 2 or 2.5 lbs.

Mara named her lil bitch Miss Amazing ... and with that price tag, it's hard to argue.

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Mark Harmon Hey Pooch ... Take a Bite Out of Crime ... Not the Crew!!!

10/26/2016 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1025_Mark-and-Dave_twitter'NCIS' star Mark Harmon has a dog that attacked a crew member on set, but the dog has a pretty solid defense.

Sources connected with production tell TMZ, Harmon's dog is a 3-year-old pit bull mix that he rescued as a pup. His name is Dave.

Mark frequently brought Dave to the set, which was a dog-friendly environment. Other cast and crew members brought their dogs as well.

We're told a week ago one of the crew members was roughhousing with Dave ... something he did a lot, when the pooch became scared and attacked.

Our sources say the crew member needed 16 stitches to close the wounds, but returned to the set and is fine.

As for Dave, he hasn't been back to the set, but he's fine and, as we said, has a plausible defense.

Johnny Manziel Crappy Details In $350,000 Lawsuit ... Animal Poop & Debauchery

10/20/2016 1:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1020_johnny-manziel-tmzNew disgusting allegations against Johnny Manziel -- who's being sued for more than $350,000 for allegedly treating a $50 MILLION mansion like a giant litter box ... according to a new lawsuit. 

As we previously reported, Manziel's at war with the guy who owns the famous Weidlake Mansion in the Hollywood Hills ... where the QB allegedly stayed for most of the summer. 

According to the lawsuit, Manziel and his pal entered an 8 month lease to stay at the pad but disappeared after 3 months ... after causing more than $187,000 in damages. 

"Defendants ravaged the plaintiff's home," the suit reads ... "They broke doors and mirrors, and failed to clean up and immense amount of dog feces and urine that was left throughout multiple rooms of the house for days, if not weeks."

The owner claims the pee and poo left an "overwhelming stench and permanent staining to expensive couches, hardwood floors, rugs and carpets."

The owner claims he reached out to Johnny to fix the issue and Johnny texted back taking full responsibility.

"This is on me %1000," one of Johnny's alleged texts reads ... "I cannot apologize enough." 

The owner says Johnny also promised to cover the damages saying, "I'm a man of my word."

Problem is ... according to the suit, Manziel and his roommate never fixed the problem -- plus they moved out after 3 months and still owe $125,000 in unpaid rent.

Johnny has adamantly denied any wrongdoing and says he never signed any contract that would put him on the hook for rent or any other damages. 

Dream Hotel Founder Arrested for Dog Burning

10/18/2016 7:10 AM PDT
Breaking News

1018-vikram-chatwal-INSTAGRAM-02Lindsay Lohan's friend and Dream Hotel founder Vikram Chatwal was arrested by NYPD Tuesday morning for burning 2 dogs with an aerosol can and lighter.

As we reported ... Chatwal allegedly walked up to the dogs on a NYC street outside his apartment last week and opened fire as they were being walked. We got some bizarre video of him right after the incident.

Chatwal was booked on one felony count of criminal mischief -- and 3 misdemeanors ... torturing an animal, reckless endangerment and arson. 

Comedian Deon Cole A Cat Saved My Life Once

10/17/2016 8:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Deon Cole doesn't think he'd be alive if it wasn't for his cousin's cat who he says saved him from a house fire.

We got Deon at LAX Sunday and asked him about the viral video of a baby elephant rescuing a man in a river, when he recalled his own brush with death -- which he narrowly avoided thanks to a feline.

If you haven't seen the elephant video, check it out below ... it's pretty incredible. Deon's story is pretty incredible too. Animals rule.

Shia LaBeouf Doggin' It with Wifey

10/16/2016 10:56 AM PDT

1016-shia-labeouf-mia-goth-dog-park-PCN-01Newly hitched couple, Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth, took their bulldog out for some family fun this weekend.

Shia and Mia were spotted at a dog park in L.A. with their boy, Brando ... just days after their quickie Vegas marriage. Shia's wedding band looks to be a perfect fit.  

That's a heavy load. Brando, not marriage.

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Hot Model Lindsey Pelas Talks LSU Tiger Mascot ... In The Language Of Cleavage

10/15/2016 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There are VERY BIG reasons to watch this clip ...

One ... IG model Lindsey Pelas is going to give some really thoughtful and smart insights on the drama her alma mater, LSU, is having with PETA over its live tiger mascot.

Two ... she's doing it while wearing a low-cut shirt sure to bring out the tiger in most of you guys ... and some of you ladies.

Check out the clip -- she's not really on the side of PETA, and she's not really on the side of keeping the mascot ... but she's definitely on the side of BEING SUPER DAMN FREAKIN' HOT.

R.I.P. Mike VI.

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Paris Hilton I Got a New $8,000 Bitch

10/11/2016 1:11 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

1011-paris-hilton-instagramPuppy love ain't cheap for Paris Hilton -- not when she's scooping up 12 ounces of chihuahua worth $8k ... very delicately, of course.

TMZ has learned the 4-month-old pup was delivered to Paris in NYC on Monday from a boutique teacup breeder.

Paris is a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to teacup pooches ... she spent $25k on two others  over a year ago, and bought a teacup Pomeranian in 2014 for $13k. So, if you're keeping score at home, that's about $46k on about 5 pounds worth o' dogs ... in 2 years.

We're told the new dog doesn't have a name yet. Paris is asking her followers to decide on social media, although she's partial to London or Ibiza. We're guessing China's off her short list.


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LSU's Mascot Mike the Tiger Dies ... After Cancer Battle

10/11/2016 11:25 AM PDT
Breaking News

1011_lsu_mike_the_tiger_getty-realSad news from the bayou ... LSU's beloved live tiger mascot Mike VI has died following a 4 month battle with cancer. 

The school announced the 11-year-old Bengali-Siberian tiger was "humanely euthanized" Tuesday morning after entering hospice care at his "night house" on the LSU campus. 

Mike was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer back in May -- and developed a tumor bigger than a baseball behind his eye that specialists say would have eventually killed him. 

LSU says Mike's caretakers kept a close watch during his final hours to make sure he did not suffer. 

R.I.P.

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