March 10, 2011 9:00pm PT by THR staff
Quentin Tarantino Sues Alan Ball Over Exotic Birds' 'Blood-Curdling Screams' (Report)
Charlie Sheen wasn't the only Hollywood heavyweight filing a lawsuit Thursday.
Hours after the actor sued Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre comes word that Quentin Tarantino is suing his neighbor, True Blood creator Alan Ball, over a more personal matter.
Tarantino, director of Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill movies, is suing Ball over the "blood-curdling screams" emitted by his exotic birds.
Tarantino claims in his lawsuit, filed Thursday in L.A. County Superior Court, that the "obnoxious pteradactyl-like screams" coming from Ball's "exotic bird menagerie" have "seriously disrupted [his] ability to work as a writer in his home."
He adds that he's also tried to resolve the matter with Ball -- who also created the TV series Six Feet Under and won an Oscar for writing American Beauty -- to no avail.