Cesar Millan is under attack from a former employee who claims she was steamrolled by a runaway llama while on the job.
Adriana Barnes -- who was director of Cesar's dog rehab facility -- says the "Dog Whisperer" worked with many kinds of animals, but untrained employees let them run wild ... according to a lawsuit she recently filed in L.A. County.
Barnes claims the "Dog Whisperer" forced her to work 12-hour days with no lunch or bathroom breaks, and since most of the other employees were inexperienced ... the bulk of the work fell on her shoulders.
In the suit, she claims things got so bad that she was bitten 5-6 times by dogs and on one occasion she "was trampled by a llama."
According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Cesar fired her when she confronted him about the work conditions.
Barnes says in the suit ... the stress of getting canned caused her to overdose on anti-anxiety pills, landing her on life support for 3 days.
We've reached out to Cesar ... no word back yet.
Honey Badger Guy Sued
We Jacked Your Catchphrase
And We Don't Care!
8/26/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Badger don't give a s**t about much ... but he definitely cares about a breath mint company cashing in on him without sharing the profits -- and now the badger's getting dragged into court.
Honey Badger became a viral video back in 2011 when Christopher Gordon added his own hilarious narration to a nature film, and coined the catchphrase, "Honey badger don't care."
Now Gordon is getting sued by Accoutrements, a novelty gift company, that produces Honey Badger breath mints … complete with packaging that includes Gordon's famous phrase.
According to legal docs, Gordon fired off a cease and desist letter, claiming the company was jacking his honey badger trademark without sharing the wealth -- but Accoutrements says Gordon never trademarked the phrase or the character for food products like its mints.
Gordon's trademark allows him to slap HB on things like t-shirts, hats, and toys -- according to the docs obtained by TMZ -- and the company isn't trying to sell that stuff. So Accoutrements is suing preemptively, asking the court to declare it has every right to crank out the mints.
In other words … "Oh, that's nasty!"
See, I Told You I Was
Dating Katy Perry!
8/25/2014 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Riff Raff tried telling us he was dating Katy Perry months ago and we didn't believe him ... but Sunday night, the two looked like quite the couple -- the key word being ... LOOKED.
Following the VMAs, our photog spotted the happy couple leaving Mastro's wearing matching denim outfits. They were both clearly tipsy and joked about picking baby names.
But when you see the car door close ... and Katy's hand press against the window -- this all starts to look like they're both trying way too hard. It's not that we don't want RR to land a chick like Katy ... it's just that their gushing stinks of a publicity stunt.
Back in March, Riff Raff told us he and Katy were a thing, but check out the other girl in the video ... we assumed he was just kidding. Based on last night's video, we were probably right.
Scott Weiland Doppelganger
Like Looking in a Mirror
8/22/2014 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
On a purely visual level ... it's understandable how Beverly Hills cops got fooled by the guy claiming to be former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland
Jason Michael Hurley -- the guy who claimed he was Scott after getting busted for stealing razors and meth possession -- is the singer's spitting image.
In fact ... before his arrest he was boasting his attempt to create a cover band called Stone Tempered Pilots.
As we reported ... cops took Hurley at his word that he was Weiland ... and he was so convincing jailers put him in the celeb wing for 3 weeks and never had a doubt he was the famous singer.
MASSIVE Law Enforcement Screw Up
8/22/2014 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Scott Weiland impostor was able to fool 3 BIG law enforcement agencies into believing he was the Stone Temple Pilots front man ... despite the fact he was fingerprinted immediately -- which was a dead giveaway -- and they even had his real name.
It's an unbelievable story and an incredible screw up. Jason Hurley was arrested July 26 on burglary and meth charges. He told Beverly Hills cops he was Scott Weiland and that was good enough for them.
It's breathtaking ... because cops actually fingerprinted Hurley, which should have been enough for them to know it wasn't Weiland, who himself has been fingerprinted before.
And get this ... Hurley's prints came back as HURLEY.
So, the first big screw up ... the press office apparently didn't know about the fingerprint results ... and wrote a press release touting a "celebrity arrest" -- Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots.
Get this ... the D.A. charged Hurley almost immediately with 5 crimes. The case is written as People v. Scott Weiland a.k.a. Jason Michael Hurley. So somehow it got to the D.A. that Hurley was the guy, yet everyone kept saying it was Scott Weiland.
So Hurley went to L.A. County Jail -- where he's been sitting for 3 weeks -- and no one put 2 and 2 together.
Cops didn't have a clue they had misidentified a guy who was in custody ... until TMZ posted a story based on the BHPD press release and Scott fired back he was in a recording studio.
I Will Pee On You
If You Hot Tub with Me
8/15/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The star running back just tweeted, "I don't think I've ever not peed in the hot tub."
Warning to Arian Foster's teammates -- he's not afraid to piss all over you if you dare to get in the hot tub with him.
Not that anyone asked, but Foster's confession is definitely news his buddies on the Houston Texans can use during training camp.
Foster went on to explain, "If you go in having any prior liquids in you, and dip your whole body into warm liquid relaxing every muscle, it's inevitable."
We smell a ploy to get the hot tub all to himself.
Pic of Dead Body NOT Him
8/13/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Someone has posted a pic of what they claim to be Robin Williams' body at the Coroner's Office ... but we've learned it is NOT Robin.
We've traced it back ... the pic was taken from a Spanish language website that deals with strangulation and has several images posted to illustrate. The image that was sent around Tuesday night resembles Robin, but it was posted several years ago.
Zelda Williams was extremely upset by the pic, tweeting, "I'm shaking. I can't. Please. Twitter requires a link and I won't open it. Don't either. Please."
Zelda then deleted her tweet and apologized, saying "I should've risen above."
Law enforcement confirms to TMZ ... the pic is NOT Robin's body.
Casey Kasem's Body
On the Road Again
8/11/2014 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casey Kasem's body is about to top James Brown's on the mileage front ... because we've learned it's being moved again ... this time thousands of miles away.
Casey's body is currently in a Montreal funeral home -- nearly 2 months after he died in Washington.
Sources tell us ... Jean Kasem is making arrangements to have the body flown to Europe ... possibly Oslo, Norway.
The move is significant. TMZ broke the story ... the Santa Monica Police Dept. is investigating Jean for elder abuse ... after one of Casey's daughters filed a complaint alleging Casey developed a fatal infection as a result of Jean taking him on a multi-state car ride to evade the family.
The Santa Monica PD wants a full autopsy ... which so far has not been performed. Casey's kids believe Jean is on the run because she knows if the family finds the body and gets a court order it could be incriminating for her.
We know Casey's kids are scrambling right now in an attempt to keep the body in Canada until they can get a court order.
Tate Murder Anniversary
Fire Alarm Goes Off
During Midnight Seance
8/10/2014 7:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There was a spooky seance early Saturday morning -- the 45th anniversary of the Sharon Tate murders -- that would probably please Charles Manson to no end.
The seance was held 200 feet from the site where Manson Family members slaughtered 7 people, including Tate.
Just after midnight ... as the seance was in full swing, a fire alarm went off for no apparent reason. There was no evidence of fire or smoke, although 2 candles on the table lit up the scene.
The Tate house is no longer there, but there have been supernatural tales spun for decades.
Maids Say Neverland Mansion
Laced with Pee and Poop
8/10/2014 7:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson threatened his staff with animal poop balls ... and would freely piss all over the house ... so claim 3 former Neverland maids.
The 3 maids spoke with the New York Post, but did not want their names revealed. They tell scatological stories that paint a shocking tale of uncleanliness. One maid says when the urge hit, MJ would just unzip his pants and pee in the grand entry of Neverland.
The maids were shocked, because when guests like Oprah or Elizabeth Taylor would visit the floors would be waxed but all they could think of is ... they're stepping where Michael took a wiz.
Another maid says Jackson would track in animal poop from his mini-farm on the property and then threaten to throw poop snowballs at the help.
The maids say Jackson lived like a pig ... his bedroom was littered with half-eaten chicken, potato chips, empty wine and whiskey bottles. One maid said it was so bad, the place was infested with bedbugs.
And there's this ... one maid claims, when MJ would see pictures of the Jackson 5 in magazines, he send someone out to collect as many as they could and then he'd shred them, saying, "Yuck, they don't deserve to have my name. They are gutless moochers. I'm the only star. They should be cleaning my shoes."
'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star
Drax the Lunch Box Destroyer
8/9/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Step aside Benicio Del Toro ... the real collector from "Guardians of the Galaxy" is Dave Bautista -- and he just copped a one of a kind treasure for his collection.
Fun fact ... Dave is an avid lunch box collector -- he's got around 100 -- so "GOTG" director James Gunn had a custom Drax box made for the former wrestling champ. The first of its kind.
Bautista didn't just receive ... he also gave custom WWE Championship belts to some of his co-stars like Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana.
We are groot at gift giving.
Put TMZ Photog on All Fours
8/8/2014 3:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sadomasochistic sex just got sexier ... as 3 jacked TNA wrestlers ripped off their shirts and put our photog in a camel clutch ... so he could put the move on his GF.
Here's how it went down -- our camera guy approached Robbie E, Jessie Godderz, and DJ Z and copped to "a wrestling fetish" ... asking for a few pointers in the bedroom.
The guys put our guy on all fours, and for some reason partially stripped down and gave him a lesson that ... well, kind of turned him on.
No judgement here.
Terrible Meth Face
Warns Tenn. Sheriff Dept.
8/7/2014 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Someone in the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee has just learned Photoshop ... mocking up a pic of Kim Kardashian as a meth head in a "scared straight" gallery.
The Drug Enforcement page on the Sheriff's website features a photo gallery showing the effects of meth use. Most of the "after" photos look like "Walking Dead" extras.
We rang up the good folks in Bradley County and they claim they had no idea Kim was part of the gallery. They say it was the brainchild of a volunteer who's no longer with them.
12:35 PM PT -- The sheriff's site has now been taken down and replaced with, "Under Construction."