Slipknot's plan to stink up a music festival ... BY SETTING CAMEL DUNG ON FIRE ... just went down the toilet -- fire officials have officially pulled the plug.
The metal band had plans to fill drums with camel poop and oil ... then set them ablaze during its 3-day Knotfest Music Festival later this month in San Bernardino. The band's burning desire was for the stench to "infest your brain, body and clothes for days."
Naturally, county fire officials ain't having it -- but their beef isn't with the camel feces ... it's the burning oil ... which is illegal in Cali. Also, they say the odor of flaming feces could be considered a public nuisance. Ya think?
Bottom line -- the show will go on ... sans burning poo. A rep for Knotfest says they haven't given up yet ... they're looking for a safer way to get that camel s**t scent.
I Was Haunted by ...
Tupac & Karen Carpenter!!
10/10/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Boxer Jermain Taylor
Wins Championship Fight
Just 2 Months After Allegedly Shooting Cousin
10/9/2014 8:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NFL player accused of attacking someone? Suspended.
NBA player accused of assault? Suspended.
Boxer accused of SHOOTING SOMEONE?? Well, you can fight for the title!!!
At least, that's what happened last night when Jermain Taylor -- who won the IBF Middleweight title in Mississippi ... just 2 months after he was arrested for allegedly shooting his cousin.
As we first reported, cops say Taylor FESSED UP to shooting his cousin during a domestic dispute in Arkansas back in August.
But despite the fact he was arrested for 1st degree battery and aggravated assault -- the powers that be in the boxing world ALLOWED Taylor to get in the ring and fight for the title.
I'm Gonna Train Michael Jackson's Son
... To Fight!
10/8/2014 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson's son could be the next great boxing prodigy -- because Floyd Mayweather says he is going to PERSONALLY train Prince Jackson ... now that he's apparently joined The Money Team.
Floyd was PUMPED when he saw the pics of Prince rollin' around Calabasas this weekend in a truck covered in "The Money Team" decals -- and yesterday, Mayweather told us he can't wait to train the kid.
"I haven't worked with him yet, but I look forward to working with him when I get back to Las Vegas," Mayweather told TMZ Sports.
But Prince's uncle Jermaine Jackson says all is not as it appears ... telling TMZ Sports his nephew is NOT an official TMT member and only got into the TMT vehicle because he likes big trucks.
Doesn't seem to matter to Floyd ... at this point, seems Prince is officially in the crew ... whether Jermaine likes it or not.
Allegedly Claws Fan Then Haunts Bloomies
10/8/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes lost it on one of her fans -- during a bizarre 24-hour stretch in NYC -- allegedly assaulting the woman who got too close in a nightclub.
Multiple sources tell TMZ ... Amanda showed up by herself to an event at the Gilded Lily nightclub Monday night in Chelsea. We're told she was dancing alone, wearing sunglasses and keeping to herself ... until random people started taking photos.
At first, Amanda was just yelling at the fans ... but we're told she finally snapped on one woman who claims Bynes spun toward her violently, scratching her neck and arms. Despite the alleged attack ... the woman tells us she's still a fan and doesn't plan to press charges.
Then on Tuesday morning ... several Bloomingdale's shoppers tell us Amanda was limping around the department store for hours with just one shoe while mumbling incoherently.
As we've reported, Bynes' family and friends have been extremely concerned, ... ever since her DUI arrest last month -- and fear something tragic is going to happen before she gets the help she obviously needs.
Beach Poachers Sue
We Didn't Steal Anything
It's The Media's Fault!
9/24/2014 4:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two women caught in a viral video allegedly trying to steal beach equipment are now suing ... lamenting they've been dragged through the muddy sand by the media.
The video, which scored more than 7 million hits on YouTube, turned middle-aged sisters Kathleen Duffy and Linda Duffy Kelly into viral and infamous superstars.
The sisters insist they thought the canopy was theirs ... there were lots that looked just like it on July 4th on Smyrna Beach in Florida. They were confronted by the owner ... who filmed the whole thing.
We called Fox ... so far no word back.
9/23/2014 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman claiming to have 3 boobs is A FRAUD ... A FAKE ... and ironically what exposed her lie is a crime someone committed against her.
Jasmine Tridevil has been making the rounds, claiming she got plastic surgery to net her an additional boob.
But we got a document from the Tampa International Airport Police Dept. describing a baggage theft. According to the doc ... someone stole a bunch of luggage off an American Airlines conveyor belt, including a black nylon roller bag.
Cops caught the thieves after IDing them with surveillance video. The black bag belonged to Tridevil, but before she got it back it was inventoried by police as part of the case against the crooks.
Guess what was inside the bag? "A 3 breast prosthesis."
BTW ... she told cops the prosthesis was valued at $5K.
The boobs are perfect, but she's a little crooked.
TV Anchor Pervs Out
Let Me See Your 3 Breasts ... AGAIN
9/23/2014 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman who claims to have had a third breast surgically implanted on her body showed off the goods ... but not nearly long enough for the TV anchor who was interviewing her.
Jasmine Tridevil told WTSP in Tampa (of course she's from Tampa) she had the surgery to become famous ... and recorded it for a self-produced reality show she hopes to sell.
Local Emmys, here we come!
Drops F-Bomb On Air & Quits
... Over Marijuana Vote
9/22/2014 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jerry Maguire's got nothing on the Anchorage reporter who quit her job by dropping an F-bomb on the air ... all to take a stand on Alaska's upcoming marijuana vote.
Charlo Greene revealed she was the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club during last night's newscast ... right after she had reported about the club. She said she would be devoting all her time to fighting for the legalization of marijuana in Alaska, and then kissed off her reporting gig with ..."F*** it, I quit."
The best part -- the shocked female anchor trying to recover after Charlo quit. Honestly ... kinda sounded like she was high.
NOT A DADDY!
9/20/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian is NOT a daddy ... he's intentionally punked the media by tweeting out some not-so-cryptic hints he's a father and then watching the lies spiral out of control online.
Sources VERY close to Rob tell TMZ ... Rob was testing the media Thursday night by tweeting, "Was with my baby mama tonight." In July, he tweeted, "Happy I got my Son with me for the 4th tomorrow."
Various outlets immediately took the bait, but here's the thing ... there is no baby mama and no baby.
It's an interesting strategy ... Rob's been taking heat for his weight and substance abuse. Not a bad diversionary tactic.
Promotes iPhone 6 Feet Under
9/19/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The ghost of Joan Rivers has a message for you ... BUY THE iPHONE 6!!! After all, who knows more about the cloud than a ghost?
This post appeared -- briefly -- on Joan's Facebook page Friday morning ... clearly the result of a pre-negotiated deal with Apple. Someone pulled a Ron Popeil ... set it and forget it.
The post was removed pronto.
Steve Jobs could not be reached for comment.
I'm No Einstein
So Stay Away from Me!
9/16/2014 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf lives in fear of a woman who is convinced he discovered the theory of relativity ... a woman so deranged she threatened to blow up his house.
Shia just got a restraining order against Graciela Nahle ... who apparently showed up at his house eating watermelon on the driveway and when the actor asked her to leave she screamed, "I am going to blow up your house! I am going to blow up the world! You are Albert Einstein and we belong together."
According to the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Nahle showed up at Shia's house 3 times and he fears for his safety.
She's been a thorn in Shia's side for months, once showing up with an infant in her arms ... claiming to have been best buds in a previous incarnation.
She's been previously arrested for making criminal threats against the actor.
Nahle has been ordered to stay 100 yards clear of Shia.
Coroner Calls BS
She Never Touched Whitney's Body Bag
9/15/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan is lying when she says she had to roll Whitney Houston's body bag at the L.A. County Morgue ... because Whitney was never in a body bag.
An official from the Coroner's Office tells TMZ ... Whitney was NEVER in a body bag and no one in the probation program came in contact with Whitney's body.
Lindsay -- who was ordered by a judge to spend time at the morgue to teach her a lesson about drinking and driving -- claimed in an interview she was singled out to roll Whitney's body bag.
Whitney died on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012. The autopsy was performed the next day and her body was gone by morning. No one from any court-ordered probation program came in contact with the body ... according to the Coroner's official.
The official says Whitney was wrapped in plastic with a sheet cover the entire time she was at the morgue. In fact, she was taken out in plastic -- not a body bag -- from the hotel where she died.