Quentin Tarantino sues Alan Ball over bird screams

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 1:56 PM
Quentin Tarantino sues Alan Ball over bird screams

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Quentin Tarantino is suing his neighbor, "True Blood" creator Alan Ball, over a 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 pterodactyl-like screams" coming from Ball's "exotic bird menagerie" have "seriously disrupted 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.

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)