When Celebrities Sue Celebrities: A History


Quentin Tarantino vs. Alan Ball

The year: 2011

The charge: Fun with neighbors, round three. Turns out, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino lives next door to Academy Award-winning screenwriter Alan Ball (American Beauty, True Blood), and in March of 2011, he filed suit against Ball, claiming that the “blood-curdling screams” emitted day and night by Ball’s outdoor “exotic bird menagerie” were preventing him from working and sleeping and stuff. Only in Hollywood, am I right?

The verdict: As much fun as we’d have had hearing Quentin on the stand losing his shit over birds, this one also didn’t make it to court; the two writers settled amicably later that year.