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NFL Superstar Vernon Davis

Training Attack Dogs!

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3/2/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022715_vernon_davis_launch_v3If you thought Vernon Davis was a beast ... WAIT'LL YOU SEE WHAT HIS NEW DOG CAN DO!!!!

The SF 49ers tight end just bought an adorable Belgian Malinois for his family -- and is in the process of training it to serve as a home protection dog. 

It's cute. It's friendly. It will rip your arm out of the socket if you screw with it. 

Vernon's training the dog with his pal Jas Leverette at Cali K-9 Solutions -- who's been training police dogs, protection dogs and your friendly neighborhood pets for years. 

Leverette tells us Vernon's been working with the dogs at the facility for a while (including the one in the video above) -- and has a natural talent for it. 

"Vernon just has a way with the animals. He could be a trainer if he wanted to."

Leverette says Vernon had been looking for a new dog for a while ... and fell in love with the Belgian Malinois because of its temperament and "disposition to be a great protector."

"In this area, there's a lot of home invasions. It's an epidemic," Leverette says ... "This dog offers protection for his family."

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Llama Chase

Potential Spit and Run On Live TV

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2/26/2015 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022615_llama_launchL.A.'s famous car chases just got put to shame -- by a couple of wild and crazy llamas on the loose in Arizona.

The suspects were wandering around the Sun City retirement community outside Phoenix -- and they managed to hold their would-be-captors at bay for about 45 minutes. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Department even had to get involved.

The llamas -- one black, one white, and unarmed -- were eventually rounded up ... actually lassoed ... live on television.

Far as we can tell ... no one got spit on during the chase -- but that would've been awesome.

Pam Anderson & Rick Salomon

'Missing' Dog

Has Been Found, But ...

2/24/2015 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The Pam Anderson/Rick Salomon war over his beloved Rottweiler Bumblebee is almost over -- the dog's been found, but has not been reunited with Rick and his daughters just yet. 

According to our sources, Salomon's daughter Tyson and ex-wife E.G. found the dog at a Malibu pet hospital, where he has been boarded for the past five days. Pam previously booted Tyson and the dog from her Malibu home after TMZ posted a story about Rick filing for annulment. Pam had previously claimed Bumblebee was at the groomer, but that turned out to be false.

We're told E.G. and Tyson were not allowed to take Bumblebee home from the hospital because only Rick is the registered owner. Problem is ... Rick is currently working in Las Vegas. 

We're told Rick should be back Tuesday night to go collect his dog. 

As for why noted animal activist Pam would seemingly use the dog as a pawn in her battle with Rick -- we reached out to Pam for comment ... so far, no word back.

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Pamela Anderson

Rick Salomon's Dog Is Fine!

But His Daughter Calls Cops

2/20/2015 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Pam Anderson claims the ruckus over the allegedly "missing" dog Bumblebee is all for nothing ... but Rick Salomon's family is crying foul -- and Rick's daughter got into a standoff at Pam's house.  

After a rough day that included her husband filing for annulment, Anderson went out in Bev Hills ... and told our photog the family pooch was fine, and simply at the groomer. She laughed off the idea she was holding the pup hostage. 

But sources close to Salomon tell TMZ the family went to the groomer Thursday ... and came up with no pooch. Rick's fam claims Pam is lying about Bumblebee's whereabouts. 

Meanwhile, Rick's daughter Tyson had her own issues. Law enforcement sources tell us L.A. County Sheriff's deputies had to go out to Pam's house Thursday night when Pam refused to let Tyson in to grab some of her stuff. We're told Pam never caved ... turning Tyson and deputies away. 

Bottom line ... looks like Rick and her girls will have to sue to get anything out of the house.

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Pamela Anderson

Ballistic Over Hubby's Annulment Docs

Dog Now Missing

2/19/2015 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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the dog is MIA from Pamela Anderson's Malibu compound, and her estranged husband thinks it's all out of revenge because he filed to annul their marriage.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Pamela saw our post Thursday morning that Rick Salomon has filed for annulment in Las Vegas, claiming she defrauded him into marriage.  

We're told after Pam saw the story, Rick's daughter Tyson -- who was living at the home --  had just walked in the door and Pam ordered her to get out. As Tyson got ready to leave, she asked where her dog Bumblebee was, because the pooch was nowhere to be found.

We're told Pam told Tyson she had the dog taken to a boarding facility, but the place says they never had the dog. 

Short story ... Bumblebee's whereabouts are a mystery.

Oscars

Would You Like a

Lime or Cockroach in Your Drink?

2/19/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A gaggle of stars will hit the bars at the Oscars Sunday as the show goes on, and on ... but those bars have been filthy for weeks ... cockroaches, bugs and all.

TMZ has obtained video shot inside the Dolby Theater in Hollywood ... the home of the Academy Awards. We've created a series of screen grabs, which show various bars that look anything but inviting.

You see dead cockroaches, flying bugs, spoiled food on the floor, dirty sinks, garbage strewn on the floor, dirt and a moldy cream container. 

0218-fly-on-the-wall-GIF-TMZ-02The video was shot late last year but we're told by people who have been at the venue the conditions were unchanged as recently as 5 days ago.  

We're told the Heath Dept. last inspected the Dolby in June and gave it a clean bill of health.

We contacted managers at Dolby, but so far no word back.

"Birdman" may win in the main auditorium, but The Fly wins at the bar.

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Wiz Khalifa

Amber Has Our Son Living in Filth

Here's Proof [PHOTOS]

2/19/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Wiz Khalifa Amber Rose Custody BattleWiz Khalifa will offer photo evidence Amber Rose's home is too dirty and unsafe for their toddler -- which is why Wiz wants to change their custody agreement.

TMZ broke the story ... Wiz is gearing up to demand an increase in the amount of time he gets with their 1-year-old son Sebastian -- and we're told these photos will be part of his case.

One of the images shows dog poop strewn across a backyard patio. As we told you one of the complaints from Wiz's camp is Amber's dog eats its own feces and then licks Sebastian's face.

Other pics include a knife left out on a counter top and loose garbage in the yard. 

Amber hasn't responded to calls for comment. She's been kinda busy ... much like Wiz.

Pam to Rick

Get Your Daughters and Dog

Out of My House!

2/17/2015 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Pam Anderson is on a tear, ordering her husband's daughters and their dog to get the hell out of her house ... this according to sources close to Rick Salomon

As we reported, Pam filed for divorce last week, and it's not the first time. She filed for divorce in July but then withdrew the petition. And she was married to Salomon in 2007 but got it annulled 2 months later.

We're told Rick is working in Vegas and Pam called him Monday and demanded that his 2 daughters -- ages 18 and 16 -- get out immediately. She also wanted Bumblebee the Rottweiler removed STAT.

Rick begged Pam to give them a week or 2 until they could find a new place, but she refused.

The daughters, Hunter and Tyson, are from a previous marriage to E.G. Daily

Pam's rep had no comment.

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Jennifer Lopez Sued

Casper's Dog Is Terrorizing Me

... Says Neighbor

2/13/2015 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0213_dog_injury_launchJennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are officially reuniting in court -- the woman who was bitten by one of Casper's dogs is suing both of them ... and her injuries are pretty graphic.

In the lawsuit, Andrea Ashley -- one of JLo's neighbors -- says she was getting out of her car back in December ... when Smart's boxer named Bear mauled her left arm and hand ... leaving her with broken bones and cuts. She's included photos of her bloodied limb in the suit.

Ashley says, right after the attack ... Casper walked out of JLo's house wearing only pajama bottoms and came over to apologize. That's interesting because Casper and Jennifer had broken up several months before the attack. As we reported ... J.Lo's people told us the dogs were only at her house for a visit with her kids. Apparently, Casper was visiting too. 

Ashley says this wasn't the first attack -- Bear also escaped through a hole in JLo's fence and attempted to attack her in April. She says only her gardener saved her from getting mauled that time.

In the docs, Ashley says Casper called her, apologized, and offered to pay all of her medical bills. As for why she's suing Lopez ... Ashley says Jennifer bears some responsibility because the dog is escaping through her fence.

Further, she says Bear has remained at Jennifer's home since Jan. 8 ... and she's afraid he could get out again. Animal Control told us Bear was quarantined at Casper's home since the attack. 

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Cesar Millan

Sued Over Pit Bull Attack

Dog Didn't Make Grade in School

2/5/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Cesar Millan Sued Dog AttackCesar Millan is being sued for allowing an unsuspecting dog owner to adopt a vicious pit bull that tore into a guest.  

Alison Bitney -- yes it's ironic -- claims she was at a friend's house minding her own business when Gus the pit bull went nuts, biting her arm which caused permanent numbness in her hand. 

Bitney, a nurse, says she was horrified to learn the dog had a checkered past. It ripped into its trainer's breast and arm back in 2013 in a 20 minute attack. The dog was impounded, only to be saved when a judge signed off and allowed Cesar to train the pooch. 

Cesar trained the dog alright, but Bitney says not nearly enough. She claims the dog graduated prematurely and went to live with a guy who had no experience handling dangerous animals. 

Bitney claims to have some firepower behind her argument because she says even the director of Millan's Dog Psychology Center admitted the dog needed another 18 months of rehab. 

Jen Woodard, VP of the DPC, tells TMZ ... Cesar wasn't Gus' trainer at the facility -- but she adds, "Gus was removed from the DPC against the strong advice and objection of his trainer, before his rehabilitation was completed." Woodard says that was the owner's decision. 

As for Gus' current status ... Bitney says a L.A. County judge has already ordered his destruction.

Matthew McConaughey

Ranch Draws Fire

Over Trapped Deer Kills

2/4/2015 10:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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12:15 PM PT -- Matt's rep got back to TMZ and said he hasn't owned the ranch since 2011. The website to the ranch, however, still lists Matt as "co-owner." And Matt's nephew Madison went on TMZ Live and said, "My Uncle Matthew, the hunting part is part of the ranch, but he is more with the cattle. That's where his passion is."

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Matthew McConaughey has a side business ... letting people onto his property to hunt caged-in animals, and it has enraged animal rights activists.

Matt owns a ranch in Mertzon, Texas with his brother Mike. The ranch breeds and sells horses and cows. The ranch also offers whitetail deer hunting ... where people can come to hunt deer that can't run away.

Hunters can actually stay on the property during the hunting trip ... there is food, a tavern, and other amenities.  

As for the hunt ... people can go out during the day and shoot the deer. Someone connected with the ranch tells TMZ there are 22,000 acres for the animals to roam, but animal rights groups claim the deer hang by the feeding area, which makes them easy targets.

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The ranch touts the fact that in 2007 they "high fenced" the area so the deer couldn't escape.  

Some Facebook postings in the last 24 hours are caustic:

-- "WHAT A F*ING COWARD!"

-- "We just lost all respect for you ... This is NOT HUNTING ... This is disgusting behavior for human beings!"

-- "NO MORE support for you Matthew in anything and everything you do."

We reached out to Matt's rep ... so far no word back. But the actor's nephew, Madison McConaughey -- the ranch cattle manager -- tells TMZ they've had death threats from people who don't understand the nature of what they do. He says, "People are disgusted with us but we're disgusted with them."

Madison adds, people who come there do so for the "hunting experience" and he says "We're proud of what we do."

Another ranch manager tells us, "No meat goes to waste after the hunts. It helps feed our families." 

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Stolen Bev Hills Pooch

Hilary Duff & Celeb Posse Scour City

1/30/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Hollywood's all about who you know ... even for dogs, because Hilary Duff, Lance Bass, George Lopez and others are tearing up the town to find a Beverly Hills icon -- who happens to have 4 legs. 

Owner Julia Cohen says her pooch -- Charlie -- was stolen Wednesday, and when the news hit social media ... stars like Duff spent all night driving around on the hunt. Others like Lea Michele searched on foot.  

Julia says her little guy's a fixture outside Switch -- her popular BH boutique -- and security footage shows he was stolen by a pregnant woman. 

The reward for Charlie is currently $5,000 and growing. If you have info. on him please contact Switch at (310) 860-1650.

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GoDaddy

Pulls Super Bowl Spot

Over Puppy Cruelty Backlash

1/27/2015 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012715_go_daddy_launchDanica Patrick loses again ... this time, GoDaddy.com is PULLING their Super Bowl ad featuring the NASCAR driver over OUTRAGE from animal lovers. 

The commercial -- called "Lost Dog" -- shows a puppy that falls out of a truck ... and then overcomes all odds to find its way back home.  

Problem is, when the little guy returns home ... he finds out the owner used GoDaddy to set up a website to sell the dog to a new owner.  

Needless to say, people are PISSED -- with some animal rights groups saying the commercial supports puppy mills and other "inhumane breeding" practices. PETA went nuts over it ... saying, "anyone who sells a dog online is a callous jerk."

GoDaddy's CEO Blake Irving got the message loud and clear ... and tweeted, "What should have been a fun and funny ad clearly missed the mark and we will not air it."

GoDaddy says it will still use it's 30 second Super Bowl slot (after all, they paid $4 mil for it) ... though so far, it's unclear what will run in its place.

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