The real world inspiration for the Academy Award nominated movie "127 Hours" was arrested Saturday night in Denver on suspicion of domestic violence ... TMZ has learned.
Aron Ralston -- the man who made headlines in '03 after he ACTUALLY amputated his own forearm with a pocket knife when a boulder dislodged and trapped him inside a Utah canyon -- faces one count of assault and one count of "wrongs to minors" ... according to reports.
The movie based on his best-selling book was nominated for 6 Oscars -- including a Best Actor nom for James Franco who played Ralston.
Aron is currently being held in Denver County jail with no bail and is scheduled to appear in front of a judge tomorrow.
... Says Guy Who Punched Paris Hilton's Bro
12/8/2013 5:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who laid the smackdown on Barron Hilton's face this week is claiming Lindsay Lohan had nothing to do with the attack ... and his rep tells TMZ the blame falls entirely on Barron.
A rep for Ray Lemoine (yes, really) claims his fists only started flying after Barron refused to leave the house ... and says Paris Hilton's little brother got physical first.
We're told Ray had been renting the house for a few days -- and allowed LiLo to stay there because she was a friend of a friend ... but claims Hilton got all pissy when Lemoine asked him to leave after the party Friday morning.
The rep claims Hilton pulled the "do you know who I am card" but Ray didn't care -- so Barron pushed him ... and that's when things got violent.
We broke the story -- Barron told cops Ray attacked him at Lindsay's request ... but the rep says Ray is adamant Lindsay had nothing to do with his actions.
Still doesn't explain this video.
I Got Asperger Syndrome
12/8/2013 10:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Susan Boyle has announced she was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome sometime last year ... but says the whole thing has been one big blessing in disguise.
The "Britain's Got Talent" star made the announcement Sunday with the UK Guardian ... telling them her diagnosis was a relief -- because people will finally get a "greater understanding" of who she is.
Susan says she struggles with relationship and communicative difficulties -- but getting a grasp on her Asperger's will help her deal with those sitations better.
For those unaware -- Asperger's is a mild form of autism.
Susan adds, "Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself."
Cops ID Face Puncher
... And Now They Want Answers
12/8/2013 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who's being accused of punching the crap out of Barron Hilton's face this week has been ID'd by police ... and now cops are on a mission to crack the case ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... the puncher has been identified based on witness testimony as New York resident Ray Lemoine -- and now they want his side of the story.
We're told officers attempted to interview Ray yesterday outside the house where he allegedly beat up Paris Hilton's little bro on Friday ... but nobody was home.
As for Lindsay Lohan -- who's being accused of orchestrating the attack -- our sources say they tried to question LiLo yesterday at her new hotel ... but she was M.I.A. both times.
Goldberg from 'Mighty Ducks'
He Tried to Pee on Me
... Says Ex-Girlfriend
12/8/2013 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who played Goldberg the Goalie in "The Mighty Ducks" is accused of trying to PEE on his ex-girlfriend ... after allegedly punching her in the face ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.
Goldberg's ex Sonja Dimitrievska filed docs in L.A. this week asking a judge to grant her a restraining order against the 90's star -- real name Shaun Weiss -- claiming he beat the crap out of her several times during their 2-year relationship.
In the docs, Sonja says the final straw was back in April ... when she came home to a drunken Goldberg who threatened to kill her and pull her eyes out.
Sonja says she left for a few hours to let him cool off ... but claims Goldberg was in her bed holding a machete when she returned home -- and proceeded to sock her in the face.
Sonja says she ran away to hide in a nearby bedroom ... but Goldberg broke the door down and tried peeing on her while saying "this is all you're worth."
But here's where things take a turn -- Sonja says GOLDBERG called the cops ... and when they got to the scene, they arrested HER.
There's more -- the judge eventually DENIED Sonja's temporary request for a restraining order against Goldberg ... and has ordered a hearing for Dec. 17th to discuss the matter in depth.
We tried reaching out to Goldberg ... but he had no comment.
Sicko Tried Selling Burned Tree Bark From Crash Scene
12/8/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Some deranged creep tried to make a quick buck off Paul Walker's death by selling pieces of burned bark he claims he took from the tree Paul crashed into ... TMZ has learned.
The seller says he took 6 pieces of charred tree (pictured below) from the crash site and put them on eBay -- asking for at least $100 per item.
But we've learned ... the seller had a change of heart (which might have had something to do with the hate mail he got) and he decided to to pull the auction for good.
The seller tells TMZ, "I would like to apologize to the family, friends, and fans of Paul Walker. At the time I listed the bark for sale, I did not realize the emotional impact it would have."
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
12/7/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's been a busy week for celebrities ... Lindsay Lohan allegedly ordered a beating on Paris HIlton's baby brother, and Justin Bieber pissed off everyone in Australia. So, we gotta ask ...
I'm Almost as Tall as My X-Mas Tree
12/8/2013 12:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Clippers center Deandre Jordan faced off with an 11 foot beast this week in Los Angeles ... but instead of guarding it, he had it delivered to his home.
Jordan hit up Mr. Jingles Christmas Trees in Beverly Hills to pick up an 11 ft. noble fir for $300 ... and left a fat tip when they dropped it off at his house.
The best part -- Deandre posed for a pic at the X-mas lot and looked almost as tall as his tree!
Guess he won't have a problem putting the star on.
Kordell TRIED To Muzzle Me
... I Told Him to Stick It
12/8/2013 12:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kordell Stewart tried to legally block Porsha Williams from blabbing about his personal life on "Real Housewives of ATL" back in April ... but she blew him off and trashed him anyway, TMZ has learned.
TMZ obtained legal docs showing the former NFL star approached Porsha back in April (right after he filed for divorce) and asked her to sign a confidentiality agreement ... in which they would both agree to keep their marriage problems private.
But Porsha -- probably knowing if she didn't talk about Kordell, she would lose screen time (and possibly her role on the show) -- refused to sign the document ... and turned up the Kordell-bashing to an all-time high. During the show, she even implied he was secretly gay.
The marriage officially ended last week -- and just a few days after the divorce was finalized, Porsha seemed extremely pleased with her new single status.
Neal Schon & Michaele Salahi
Surrprise Wedding Guest is ...
A Real Heartbreaker
12/8/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If you're planning on throwing away shelling out $14.95 for Neal Schon and Michaela Salahi's pay-per-view wedding you can expect a Journey reunion ... but probably not the kind you really want to see.
Ex 'Real Housewife of D.C.' Michaela has said she has a big surprise guest lined up for their upcoming PPV ceremony ... so when we saw them at LaGuardia Airport in NYC, we asked what everyone wants to know -- is it Steve Perry?
Neal's been open about the fact his current Journey bandmates will be there ... but now the mystery about a Neal & Steve reunion (it's been 22 years) is over.
Check out the clip. Let's just say ... 'memba this gem?
IRS to MC Hammer
We're 2 Legit 2 Quit ...
Pay Your $800K in Back Taxes
12/8/2013 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
MC Hammer just got touched in a big way by Uncle Sam ... for failing to pay almost $800K in back taxes ... according to court documents obtained by TMZ.
The Feds sued Hammer, née Stanley K. Burrell, and his wife Stephanie ... accusing them of stiffing the IRS to the tune of $798,033.48 on his '96 and '97 income taxes.
Mind you, Hammer's heyday was in the rear view mirror at that point -- he released a greatest hits album in '96, and after that ... well, let's just say there were zero pumps or bumps.
And get this ... according to the docs, every red cent Hammer's LLC earns from now on has to go directly to the U.S. treasury to pay down his tab.
He got to PAY just to make it today ...
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12/8/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker Crash
Music Mogul Dumped Similar Porsche
'It Was Just Too Fast'
12/8/2013 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Porsche GT that Paul Walker was in when he died was just too fast for music producer Mally Mall ... who tells TMZ he had to dump the car because he didn't feel safe behind the wheel.
Mally -- who's worked with Chris Brown, Drake, Tyga and others -- told us he had the GT a few years ago, but sold it because he couldn't control it 100% of the time.
In fact, Mally Mall says the car would sometimes fishtail at high speeds (he once got it to 140 MPh) ... and it scared the crap out of him.
"Honestly, it was too fast for me."