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United Airlines Strikes Settlement in Dead Dog Case

5/24/2018 9:17 AM PDT
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United Airlines has settled with the family whose 10-month-old French bulldog, Kokito, died in an overhead bin ... TMZ has learned.

Although they've reached a settlement with the Robledo family, the amount of dough United is paying is confidential ... according to the family's attorney, Evan Oshan.

As we first reported, the family threatened to sue after a flight attendant allegedly ordered Catalina Robledo to put Kokito in the overheard compartment. After 2 hours of barking, Kokito died of suffocation.

The dog's death threw United into another PR crisis ... less than a year after it settled with Dr. David Dao, who was violently dragged off a flight.

United implemented new pet carrier policies after Kokito's death.

Liam Hemsworth Good Genes, Mate!!! Mom & Dad Are Shredded

5/17/2018 7:33 AM PDT

Liam Hemsworth gets his good looks and physique from his mama ... and his daddy, clearly!

The youngest Hemsworth bro was out hiking Wednesday with his parents -- looks like they were in the Malibu Hills -- and even though he lovingly referred to them as "oldies" ... their bods are totally camera-ready.

This pic bodes well for Chris and Liam's futures -- their dad, Craig, is completely yoked, and mom Leonie looks like she's ready to run a marathon. Even the family dogs look fit!  

With genes this strong ... the whole family's winning.

Floyd Mayweather Buys Designer Shoes ... For His Dog

5/10/2018 8:20 AM PDT
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File Under: "You know you have wayyyyy too much money when ..."

Thursday's insane display of wealth comes courtesy of Floyd Mayweather -- who took some time on his ridiculously expensive annual vacation around the world to buy his dog some designer kicks. 

Floyd claims the shoes are "red bottoms" -- though, we haven't been able to find actual Louboutin dog shoes yet. 

Either way, who buys dog shoes? 

Floyd's always been good to his pets -- flying them on private jets and making sure they only drink water out of crystal glasses

Must be nice ... 

United Airlines Facing Imminent Lawsuit ... Over Suffocated Dog

5/3/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The dog that died of suffocation on a United Airlines flight is about to be the centerpiece of a looming lawsuit and possible criminal charges ... according to the grieving family's attorney.  

The lawyer for the Robledo family, Evan Oshan, tells TMZ United has yet to adequately answer questions about Kokito's death. The dog suffocated in an overhead bin after a flight attendant ordered the dog's owner to stash it up there. The dog barked persistently ... but no one came to its rescue.

Oshan says United's moves thus far have been nothing but face-saving -- and the airline has not provided the family with what they want ... the ID of the person responsible for killing their pet. Oshan has been demanding the flight attendant's name. 

He thinks the evidence thus far in the active investigation(s) will lead to criminal charges -- animal cruelty -- and he says a civil case is also forthcoming. Buckle up, folks ... turbulence ahead.

United Airlines Dog in Overhead Bin Died of Suffocation

5/2/2018 12:47 PM PDT
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Kokito, the French bulldog placed in the overhead bin of a United Airlines flight, died of suffocation ... TMZ has learned.

According to results of Kokito's necropsy, conducted at Cornell University, the 9-month-old puppy was the victim of the decreased oxygen levels in the overhead compartment. Stress combined with the animal's narrow airway -- which is common in the breed -- were also factors.

You'll recall Kokito's owner had the 20-pound dog in a carrier at her feet, but a flight attendant on the flight from Houston to NYC insisted the carrier be place in the overhead bin. Witnesses said Kokito was barking for a long time.

Prosecutors in NY and Texas are looking into the dog's death as a possible criminal matter, which is why the experts at Cornell were called on to conduct the necropsy.

United just announced it will resume allowing certain dog breeds in the cabin during flights. It had suspended that while flight crews went through mandatory "compassion training."

Interestingly, French bulldogs remain on the airline's no-fly list due to "concern for higher adverse health risks."

IG Model Deyana Mounira Owner Urged His Dog to Hump Me ... This Vid Proves It!!!

4/28/2018 1:00 AM PDT
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Instagram model Deyana Mounira says she's the victim of a dog s*** lawsuit because she did nothing sexual to Hef, the dog, and claims this video proves Hef's owner actually sexually harassed HER.

TMZ broke the story ... Deyana was sued by Tony Toutouni, who owns the Russian royal terrier and claimed she sexually aroused his pooch by playing with the dog's genitals. The video posted on social media, by Deyana and Tony, had music over it -- but she's given us the clip with just the natural sound, and it's very revealing.

Deyana claims the man you hear saying things like, "just move your ass and let him just sniff it," and "f*** her" ... is actually Tony. She claims there was no professional photographer -- as Tony claimed in his lawsuit -- and he was the only one taking pics.

She claims Tony harassed her verbally and sexually during the shoot -- and also groped her while trying to get her into his room.

As for why she posted the video -- Deyana says she tried to make a joke out of it first, because she feared Tony would post it somewhere else before her.

She says, "I want the entertainment industry and the public in general to be aware of people like Tony who want to use you in every way they can including, but not limited to, sexual and inappropriate acts."

Tony's attorneys at Pirnia Law Group tell us, "No matter what took place in the photo shoot between Ms. Mounira and HEF, and no matter who instigated what exactly, the main takeaway is that upon leaving the shoot Ms. Mounira was explicitly told NOT to post any videos of HEF as it reflects poorly on my client who is a public figure."

They added, "If she was bothered by the actions of HEF or my client, why was she smiling and laughing in the video? Why did she stay at the shoot for hours after it was over?"

Tony's team would not comment on Deyana's claim he sexually harassed her.

Eric Bellinger Even My Goats Keep it Gucci!! (Yes, We Said Goats)

4/27/2018 9:16 AM PDT
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Singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger just outdid everyone who dresses their kid in designer duds by dressing up his pet goats in Gucci ... horn-to-toe!

Eric, who's written hits for Usher, Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, was on his way to the Gucci store Thursday when we spotted him on Rodeo Drive. He told us he was taking his pets because Gucci staffers didn't believe he had 2 goats that needed t-shirt fittings -- $1800 worth at that!

Gucci tees start around $480, which means even his goats won't wear entry level Gucci. Eric topped off the outfits with multi-colored tape on their horns to match the tees, of course.

It gets even more unbelievable when Bellinger, a yoga enthusiast, starts talking about WHY he has a pair of goats in the first place. Dude's clearly an animal lover.

Instagram Model Sued She Sexually Assaulted My Dog!!!

4/26/2018 2:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hef was sexually assaulted during a photo shoot with a hot bikini model, TMZ has learned ... and we should say ... Hef is a dog.

The model's name is Deyana Mounira, and 2 weeks ago she showed up for a photo shoot at the home of a guy named Tony Toutouni ... who says he's "Instagram famous." Dude does have 1.5 million followers. Anyway, during the photo shoot ... Tony says Deyana started playing around with his dog, Hef.

According to the lawsuit, Tony's filed against Deyana ... Hef stands about 5' when on his hind legs, while Deyana goes about 5'6". As Tony puts it, Deyana "began sensually playing with Hef; arousing Hef by playing with his genitals and masturbating him."

Tony says Hef was totally into it, and started mounting and thrusting and "even appeared to place his front legs on [her] buttocks."

In the suit, filed by attorney Ardy Pirnia, Tony says he told Deyana and the photog he did NOT want the footage on the Internet ... and they agreed. However, the video and photos showed up on her IG a couple days later.

Gotta say, the video's pretty damning, although it's hard to tell who's the aggressor. Tony later posted the video himself, but added the caption, "I can't believe this Thirsty girl used my dog to gain followers."

Tony is suing Deyana for fraud and infliction of emotional distress (on Tony, not Hef). Good luck proving it, but he wants her to fork over $1.5 million in damages.

As for Hef ... based on a pic posted this week, seems like he's recovered. Bow wow wow.

Gina Rodriguez Dog Mom Of 2, Again ... Drops $2.5k On Pooch

4/24/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gina Rodriguez just added another pooch to her dog family ... an adorable 9-week-old Havanese that cost $2.5k.

The "Jane the Virgin" actress pulled the trigger Sunday at Citipups Chelsea in New York City. We're told she came in several times last week to spend time with the dog, and then finally brought her other pooch, Casper, in over the weekend to make sure the two got along, which was a success.

Gina had another dog, Ted, that passed away about 2 years ago, so looks like she's trying to get Casper another pal while she pulls long hours on the "Jane the Virgin" set. 

The Havanese pup was neutered Monday, so Gina will be able to take him home this week once the pupper has recovered.

'This is Us' Star Justin Hartley Explains Coping ... After Losing His Dog

4/6/2018 6:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"This is Us" star Justin Hartley's reeling from the loss of his dog ... but it's his second pooch he's even more concerned about.

We got Justin out in Studio City on Thursday and our guy offered his condolences after the passing of Memphis ... the 11-year-old rescue Justin and his wife, Chrishell, adopted in December 2016. Chrishell said Memphis died earlier this week after his kidneys gave out.

Justin says it's been a tough few days but watch the vid to find out why he's also worried for his second rescue, Gracie. And for what it's worth ... he's also kinda concerned about our guy running into trees. 

Our guy also wondered if it's too soon to think about getting another dog.

Paula Patton Sued Your Pooch Chewed Off My Flesh!!!

4/4/2018 12:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Paula Patton's dog has a taste for human blood ... so claims a man who says her dog viciously attacked him and he suspects the dog's done it before.

Alberto Matiz is suing Paula claiming her German Shepard, Bear, attacked him on December 31, 2017 at Paula's Calabasas home. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Alberto claims the dog knocked him out and began ripping the flesh out of his right arm.

Alberto goes on to claim he thinks the dog's attacked others before. He's suing for unspecified damages.

Paula wished her dog Happy National Puppy Day just a couple weeks ago. She also told Conan O'Brien back in 2017 her dog had a tendency to run outta the house but always returned.

Happy #nationalpuppyday Bear!!! 😘

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Cesar Millan Who Let the Dogs Out? A Sorry-Ass Burglar!!!

3/31/2018 11:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cesar Millan has way better home security than a stupid alarm system ... territorial dogs that thwarted a burglary.

Law enforcement sources tell us a prowler showed up at Cesar's home Thursday night, opened the door to his unlocked car parked in his driveway and stole an iPhone, sunglasses and a garage door opener.

Cesar wasn't home, but when his fiancée woke up Friday morning she noticed the garage door was open and items were missing from the car and police were called. 

Surveillance footage shows the burglar used the remote to open the garage door -- presumably to gain access to the house -- and was met by several of Cesar's pooches who were none too pleased to see him. The dogs chased the perp away.

As for the stuff the guy took ... the loss comes to around $1,300.  The burglar's still at large but cops have the edge with the video.

Throw those dogs a bone!

Zac Efron & Alexandra Daddario Puppy Love

3/29/2018 10:36 AM PDT

Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario certainly look like a couple ... a couple of dog lovers taking their pups on an adventure to the neighborhood pet store.

The "Baywatch" movie co-stars hit up Tailwaggers in Los Feliz Wednesday afternoon, where Zac bought a dog crate for his gray Pitbull mix ... and Alexandra hooked up her beloved pooch, Levon, with some goodies, too.

The actors have been rumored to be dating since last summer's movie release ... but nothing's been confirmed. What is confirmed -- their doggies are adorable.

Zac and Alexandra don't look too shabby either.

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