Chris Rock's marriage is kaput -- he's filed to divorce his wife of nearly 20 years.
Malaak Compton-Rock released a statement Sunday to People saying, "After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways."
She adds, "While recognizing that this is a significant change, my children remain at the center of my life and their well-being is my top priority."
Chris' lawyer confirmed he's already filed docs. TMZ broke the story ... back in 2006 Chris had divorce papers drawn up, but never filed once he and Malaak worked things out.
The 49-year-old comedian and his wife got married in 1996. They have two daughters -- 12-year-old Lola Simone and 10-year-old Zahra Savannah.
Gunshot Finger Making Incredible Recovery
... Says Ex
12/28/2014 9:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The finger Jose Canseco SHOT OFF HIS HAND is almost as good as new ... so says the MLB star's ex-wife who just showed TMZ Sports some pretty gnarly never-before-seen pics of Jose's progress.
Jessica Canseco was leaving 1 Oak in Hollywood when she admitted she told Jose to have the finger amputated after he put a bullet through the digit back in October.
But fortunately Jose didn't take her advice ... and now Jessica says he's on his way to one of the most miraculous recoveries she's ever seen -- thanks to an insane surgical procedure involving a piece of Jose's hip bone!!!
Check out the clip -- Jessica not only gives the medical update ... but shows off graphic pics of Jose's hand just weeks after the accident.
Better put your food down for this one ...
'Mob Wives' Natalie Guercio
Boyfriend Slashed and Stabbed
In Nightclub Attack
12/28/2014 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The boyfriend of "Mob Wives" star Natalie Guercio got knifed in a Brooklyn nightclub last night ... TMZ has learned.
London Rene has a huge wound on the right side of his face after the attack in Output Club. He's hospitalized, and from what he told cops ... lucky to be alive.
According to NYPD ... Rene says a man walked up to him with a box cutter and sliced his face ... and then cut his left arm and abdomen. The stabber fled the scene, but Rene told cops he knows the guy.
Rene was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
We're told Natalie was standing by Rene's side during the attack.
It's unclear what the suspect's motive was. NYPD is investigating.
Gotta Be Free
12/28/2014 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus did not suffer a nip slip ... instead she offered a nip TIP to the world -- as in, GET YER YA YAS OUT -- and it instantly took over the Internet.
Miley showed out for the "Free the Nipple" campaign by posting a topless Instagram with a caption taunting people to report her whoppers-gone-wild. Surprisingly, it stayed up much longer than celeb nudes usually do. We're guessing Instagram takes holidays off too.
Miley also posted a series of mocked up -- and disturbing -- images of topless Hannah Montana to push the message ... which has also been touted by Chelsea Handler, Rumor and Scout Willis, and Cara Delevingne.
Miley's social media game is on point.
Sacramento Kings Heiress
I'm Not Bangin' Tyga
... We're Just Friends
12/28/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The daughter of Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé tells TMZ Sports ... yes she's tight with Tyga -- but there's absolutely ZERO boot-knockin' going down between them.
As we previously reported, Tyga has been spending a LOT of quality time with Anjali Ranadivé (aka Anjali World) ... who happens to be an aspiring singer. The two were seen getting off a private jet together earlier this month leading to speculation they were romantically involved.
But Anjali tells us, "We're just friends and working on music together."
We're told the two met through her manager ... and Anjali says they hit it off (in a platonic and professional way) -- and have been hitting the studio together ever since.
They've already recorded one song together which they performed at a recent Kings game (see video below.)
"I look up to him musically," Anjali says ... "and I can't wait to make even more music with Tyga in the future."
Yes, My Job Is On the Line ...
And Obama MIGHT Have Called Me
12/28/2014 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sorry, Seth Rogen -- but no one is pulling for "The Interview" more than Sony Pictures honcho Amy Pascal ... because a flop could mean it's curtains for her at Sony.
Pascal fielded a bunch of questions -- about the Sony hack, yanking the movie, only to release it after all -- when she flew into LAX Saturday night.
It's the first time she's addressed the controversy in public -- and the most telling part is Pascal's response when asked if the initial $1 million-plus box office take for "The Interview" will save her job.
You gotta see it. Oh, and she's also asked about the conspiracy theory -- that President Obama leaned on her and Sony to put the movie out.
Let's just say ... Amy seems to have learned her lesson when it comes to leaks.
Reunites With Chickadee
But Not For Free
12/28/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June and Chickadee's feud over money and Mark McDaniel is over after they smoked the peace pipe this weekend -- a very expensive peace pipe.
June tells TMZ ... she and her daughter Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell started squashing their beef once June forked over a check for $15,400. Anna had accused June of swiping the cash out of her trust fund.
June says there was no theft ... the fund had dwindled because she was using it to pay Chickadee's expenses -- mobile phone bill, spending money, and rent (she has her own place) -- for 2 years. She says the new check is Chickadee's last payday from 'Honey Boo Boo.'
As for McDaniel -- June's ex-bf convicted of molesting Chickadee -- June told her daughter and the whole family she hasn't seen him since September, and plans to keep it that way.
June tells us she knows they won't be able to completely patch things up overnight -- but says she video chats with Chickadee twice a day, and they've agreed to "move on." One positive sign -- Chickadee brought her daughter Katilyn to hang with June -- which she previously refused to do.
Nailed By Taxman
Days After Marriage
12/28/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
While Beyonce shops for $70 million homes, her sister Solange is getting dogged by the taxman almost immediately after she got hitched.
Solange needs to settle up with the State of California, which claims she owes more than $55,000 in taxes for 2010-12.
And to add insult to injury ... the tax lien was filed 3 days after Solange tied the knot.
Meanwhile, back at the homestead, Mathew Knowles is having a marathon garage sale where he's hawking Solange's CDs for $1.96. A Beyonce poster is going for $200.
Life ... it isn't always fair.
GOOD GENES OR
12/28/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Denzel Washington's good looks are "Unstoppable."
Here's a 30-year-old version of the "St. Elsewhere" actor looking very serious back in 1984 (left) and 30 years later ... the "American Gangster" -- who is celebrating his 60th birthday today -- at a NYC party earlier this year (right).
The question is ...
In other news...
Even the sexiest woman alive has her plain Jane days. Check out Kate Upton sans the war paint!
Sorry 'Honey' ...
No Suit For You
12/28/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
You can't take anything away from Jessica Alba ... not even her critically panned movie 'Honey' -- the courts have dismissed the Bronx b-girl's lawsuit claiming Universal jacked her life story.
As we first reported ... hip-hop dancer/teacher Honey Rockwell sued the studio for millions, saying she never gave them permission to make the movie that mirrors her life. She claims she busted out the "Honey" stage name more than 20 years ago ... way before its release.
But a judge decided her claims came too little too late and says the studio was protected by the First Amendment -- that means, no matter how bad it was, the movie was artistic expression.
Rockwell says she couldn't file sooner because she wasn't familiar with the film industry and didn't know who to sue ... the court said that's no excuse and decided she also doesn't own any rights to the name.
Alba's piece of crap is safe.
12/28/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown & Karrueche
Working It Out
After Nightclub Sweet-Talking Session
12/27/2014 3:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Like a cheesy holiday romantic comedy ... Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran flipped their relationship back to "on" -- all because of a run-in on the eve of Christmas Eve.
Sources close to the couple tell us Chris had been trying to reconnect with Karrueche following their nasty public break-up ... but KT wasn't having it until Tuesday night at Playhouse.
We're told they chatted politely inside the nightclub until Chris asked her to go somewhere more private to talk about giving the couples thing another shot.
Karrueche agreed ... and we actually shot them on the way out of the club to go have that convo.
The final nail in the coffin came Thursday when they went to Sean Kingston's "Christmas with the Kingston's" party -- together. Based on this photo ... the talk went well. Again.
Cops Want Alleged Stabbing Video ...
But It's Shaky
12/27/2014 9:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Police in Wisconsin are on the hunt for video that would prove "Saved By the Bell" star Dustin Diamond stabbed someone ... starting with surveillance footage from the scene of the crime.
Grand Avenue Saloon owner Randy Buser tells us he was contacted Friday evening by authorities looking to review the bar's video footage ... and they agreed to meet today.
Law enforcement officials tell us they requested the video to see if Screech was the stabber ... and to figure out what everyone's involvement in the brawl was.
However, the bar owner tells us the cops should lower their expectations -- he says his surveillance footage is very jumpy.
Diamond's still in jail ... waiting for someone to post his $10,000 bail.