Callahan, the crime fighting llama, needs to find a new watering hole -- because a public health investigation just got his ass banned from a popular Hollywood nightclub.
TMZ broke the story -- Como T. Llama, the camelid star of the show "Llama Cop," dropped by nightclub Bootsy Bellows recently for a premiere party, enraging the Los Angeles Department of Health.
The inspector tells us, he officially admonished the club -- which admitted allowing Como inside for the private party -- and reminded management that ZERO live animals, other than service animals, are allowed inside.
The club assured the health department it was an isolated incident -- and according to the inspector, vowed never to let it happen again.
We're told the club can only be cited if the inspector witnesses the incident first hand -- so Bootsy got off with a verbal warning this time, but it's now on the health department's radar.
Llama non grata.
Little Brother Rory in
"8 SIMPLE RULES"
4/15/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Martin Spanjers is best known for playing the younger brother Rory -- opposite Kaley Cuoco, Katey Sagal and John Ritter -- in the short run family comedy "8 Simple Rules... For Dating My Teenage Daughter." Guess what he looks like now!
Rise of the Ginger Gangsta!
4/15/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
I'm Sick of My Awesome Boobs!
4/14/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
I 'Was Robbed' Comment Was Not a Diss to Paul Walker
4/14/2014 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ice Cube is setting the record straight ... saying he was not taking a huge shot at Paul Walker when he griped about losing to him at the MTV Movie Awards -- and claims his words were misinterpreted.
Cube raised eyebrows when, according to USA Today, he said ... "We was robbed" in the Best Onscreen Duo category. He and Kevin Hart's "Ride Along" lost to Paul Walker and Vin Diesel's "Fast & Furious 6."
He added, "We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy."
Sounds like Cube was getting some heat ... because he's now saying, "I wasn't really mad we didn't win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker."
Ice Cube also tweeted, "Ice Cube is not a sore loser. I was born losing. This winning s*** is what I gotta get use to."
Sources close to the actor/rapper tell us he had a joking tone during the USA Today interview ... and was just busting on award shows since he doesn't take them seriously.
We feel you on that, Cube.
'Lord of the Rings' Horse
Gandalf's Gonna Need a New Ride
4/14/2014 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The IRS Is Too Illegit To Quit
4/14/2014 3:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
MC Hammer says the IRS is shamefully out to get him ... belatedly demanding penalties on taxes he fully paid 7 years ago.
Hammer famously went belly up in 1996 -- declaring bankruptcy and in the process losing everything, including his master recordings and most worldly possession.
Hammer got out from under his debt by anteing up more than $7 mil in 2007, and that amount included more than $1.4 million to the IRS.
Now -- 7 years later -- hammer says Uncle Sam has just demanded another $1.4 mil -- this time for penalties and interest on the delinquent 1996 taxes.
Hammer thinks it's a travesty, and has filed legal docs asking a judge to block the IRS from collecting because of basic principles of fairness.
After Bus Stop Crash
4/14/2014 3:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former "CSI" star Jose Zuniga's white SUV is in pieces -- after his car crashed through a bus stop in Hollywood moments ago.
Zuniga -- who has also appeared in pretty much every other TV show you've ever seen -- tells us, he was rear-ended ... and the other car sent him careening through a nearby bus stop. He landed in a construction area. We're told a third car was also involved, but damage to the other cars wasn't as bad.
Thankfully, we're told no one was injured. The fire department responded to the scene shortly afterward.
In other news...
WTF is going on with Courtney Stodden's lips?
Sure, she's known for her outrageous looks, but did she go too far this time?
Leo DiCaprio's Co.
We Have a Right to Do Movies
About Inbred Hillbillies
4/14/2014 1:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Leo DiCaprio thinks the guys claiming his company defamed them by calling them "inbreds" in the movie "Out of the Furnace" may not be inbreds ... but they're stupid for suing.
DiCaprio's production company just asked a judge to toss the lawsuit filed by 17 members of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation -- a tribe in the Ramapo Mountains of New Jersey.
The tribe's beef -- the villain of the movie, Harlan DeGroat, played by Woody Harrelson, shares the last name of some of them and they believe they're the target of the flick's disparaging references.
Aside from the "inbred" comment, the real-life DeGroat says it's defamatory to make them look like murderous, drug-addicted scofflaws.
DiCaprio's company claims the law -- specifically the First Amendment -- allows them to portray criminal gangs in movies.
Here's the best part ... Leo's company points out there's a rich history of movies depicting various groups -- "The Godfather" portrayed Italian gangs, "The Departed" showed Irish gangs, and, our favorite, "Once Upon a Time In America" features a Jewish Gang ... who knew?
Suffered Fatal Heart Attack
... Autopsy Shows
4/14/2014 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Ultimate Warrior died from a massive heart attack ... this according to the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy, TMZ has learned.
Officials tell TMZ ... the official cause of death for Warrior -- real name James Hellwig -- was determined to be "Atherosclerotic/Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease" ... aka heart disease.
Officials classified Warrior's death as "natural" -- meaning neither drugs nor alcohol were directly involved.
As we previously reported, Warrior clutched his chest outside of an Arizona hotel on April 8 while walking with his wife. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but never regained consciousness.
Warrior was 54 years old.
'Game of Thrones' Stars & Crew
Hemorrhage $1,200 on Miami Feast
Before Royal Wedding
4/14/2014 10:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Lannisters aren't the only ones flush with cash -- sources tell TMZ, "Games of Thrones" stars Gwendoline Christie and Pedro Pascal feasted at a $1,200 dinner with friends Friday in Miami.
We're told Christie (who plays Brienne of Tarth) and Pascal (The Red Viper) were in town for the HBO Latin American 'GoT' tour, and stopped by South Beach hotspot Bâoli to try the most expensive burger in the city -- just days before Sunday's terrifying "Royal Wedding" episode.
It's called the Bâoli burger and it costs $65. It's made from Kobe beef with heirloom tomatoes, foie gras, and black truffle slices, topped with a quail egg.
We're told Christie and Pascal split the burger, but also ordered the burrata, tuna tartare, several sushi rolls, filet mignon, and the sea bass. They also ordered a bunch of fancy drinks -- and lucky for them ... HBO picked up the tab, we're told.
But the best part ... no one was brutally murdered!
I Get a Good Feeling ...
$1.2 Million Tax Bill Cleared
4/14/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Flo Rida is no longer a tax fugitive -- the rapper has just settled with Uncle Sam over a $1.2 million tax bill.
The feds filed the tax lien against Flo earlier this year, claiming he owed a total of $1,197,655 in back taxes stemming from the years 2009 - 2011.
It's unclear if Flo paid the full amount -- but whatever he paid, the government was happy ... because it just extinguished the lien ... meaning he's off the hook.
Now if only he could figure out all this baby mama drama...
Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie
Do They Look Separated to You?
4/14/2014 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie don't look like people that recently separated ... instead, they were hanging together at Coachella this weekend looking every bit the married couple.
Duff and her NHL player hubby announced their separation back in January, but still managed to take a family vacation together over Valentine's Day (see below).
Perhaps this relationship isn't over until the divorce attorney sings.