Casey Kasem wanted to be buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in L.A. because he felt that was his path to reincarnation ... this according to his longtime friend and security guard.
Rick Hernandez says he worked as the Executive Security Officer for Casey and his family for years, and became one of the famed DJ's closest friends.
Hernandez wrote a letter to the judge in the case Casey's daughter filed to bring her dad's body back from Norway, where it's been rotting since August.
Hernandez says in the letter ... one day he asked Casey if he believed in God or the afterlife. He says Casey responded ... he believed in reincarnation. Hernandez asked if he planned to be cremated or buried, and Kasem responded that he wanted to be buried and specified Forest Lawn.
The letter wasn't enough to sway the judge, who ruled Kerri had no authority to undermine Casey's wife Jean, who has kept the body in a Norway mortuary for 3 months.
Files For Divorce
I'm Done Hugging it Out
11/24/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Entourage" actress Autumn Reeser has just filed for divorce.
It's a familiar Hollywood story -- citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for divorcing Jesse Warren Strutzel. They got married in May 2009 and separated last month.
According to court docs ... Reeser wants joint legal and physical custody of their two young sons -- ages 3 and 11 months, but she's doesn't wanna pay him spousal support.
Strutzel had a web series called "The Bannen Way" ... but Reeser has had the bigger Hollywood career -- starring in TV shows like "The O.C." and "Hawaii 5-0."
'True Jackson' Star Sues
I Got Slammed in the Rear Twice!
11/24/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"True Jackson, VP" star Danielle Bisutti was rammed from behind TWICE in 3 months ... and now she's dragging two L.A. drivers to court.
According to legal docs, Bisutti claims her back was injured twice in two crashes back in 2012 and 2013. She says in both cases she was stopped when the driver rear-ended her, and in both cases she says she suffered a permanent disability.
Bisutti -- who also starred in "Curse of Chucky" -- has an interesting problem. Apparently she has a hard time separating which driver caused which injury, so she's filed a single lawsuit against both drivers and she'll let the court decide what's up.
Hopefully, the jury will have her back.
The Nipple Ring Beer Bong
11/24/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A group of rednecks just took beer bonging to a whole new level ... by introducing a nipple ring into the mix -- and the results are extremely uncomfortable.
Lucas Albert -- a cast member on the upcoming season of CMT's "Redneck Island" -- caught the attention of another housemate for having a nipple ring ... and that's when things got weird.
Eventually they decide to pour liquid gold into a beer bong by attaching the can to his nipple ring ... and well, we've already explained too much.
So just watch ... and don't try this at home -- unless you're a redneck, obviously.
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
A Young, Hot Model!
11/23/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke is banging a hot model who's either 19 or 20 ... and the reason we know is that she took pics of herself in a bed ... that we found out belongs to Robin!
April Love Geary has been seen with Robin over the last few months. The model -- who said in a June interview she was 19 -- has posted photos over the past few months of rooms that match up perfectly with Robin's house.
We got pics of Robin's house from the real estate company that listed Robin and Paula Patton's home after she filed for divorce.
April posted a selfie on October 2 of her laying in bed, drinking coffee. The headboard and photo above the bed are an exact match to the ones in Thicke's bedroom.
A few weeks later, she posted a sweet shot of a bunch of roses with the caption "Look what I got." The table, the chairs, the mirror ... match, match, match.
Then on November 1, April posted another selfie ... with matches all over the place from his bathroom.
If you still have doubts, Thicke bought her this skimpy costume during a Halloween hottie shopping spree.
Where there's smoke ...
Baby Mama Royce Reed
Also Investigated for Child Abuse
11/23/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dwight Howard's son has had a rougher time than anyone thought ... the baby mama who reported Dwight to Children's Services for belting their son was herself investigated for the exact same thing.
The Florida Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) got a call in February from 6-year-old Braylon's school, informing authorities the boy had been belted on the back of his neck and leg for using "potty words."
According to docs, baby mama Royce Reed fessed up and said she did indeed belt the boy because he "dropped the f-bomb" in school. Authorities checked out the kid and there were no obvious marks ... she told them she only hit him once with a child fabric belt. The case was closed out, but school officials spoke with Reed and accused her of using excessive force on the child.
TMZ broke the story ... Reed called DCF in August, saying Howard belted Braylon badly ... and Howard subsequently copped to it. Howard is currently the subject of a criminal child abuse investigation for the incident.
G.R.L. Singer Simone Battle
I Died, But My Sony Deal Lives On
11/23/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
G.R.L. singer Simone Battle had just a few thousand dollars to her name when she committed suicide ... but her family claims there could be much more pouring in ... from lucrative contracts she signed shortly before her death.
Battle had just $6,000 in cash to her name when she died, according to court docs filed by her mother, Donna Morgan. But Morgan claims Battle also had deals with Sony, Coca-Cola and other companies and the estate will be getting lots of money from the deals.
Here's the problem ... Sony, Coke and the others won't give Morgan the contracts unless she's appointed administrator of Simone's estate. So she's applied, and her petition is pending.
TMZ broke the story ... Battle hanged herself in her bedroom Sept. 5th. Friends and family said she may have been depressed over money problems.
I Don't Just Tip Toe In My Jawwdinz
... I Ball In Them!!
11/23/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Here's video of Riff Raff playing basketball the only way he knows how ... on a cruise ship while wearing watermelon shorts, no shirt and his hair dyed pink.
You're welcome, America.
It all went down last week at the Mad Decent Boat party during "Riff Raff's Waffle & Hoops Tournament on The Candy Coated Ocean Blimp" where fans got the right to play 5-on-5 with Jody High Roller himself.
Check out the video -- Riff, a former college player definitely pulls off some decent moves, and fires a couple nice passes but the question still remains ...
Does he really got game?
'Plastic Wives' Star
My Ex is Like Satan!
11/23/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Plastic Wives" star Frances Marques says her ex-husband threatened to kill her ... and looked like he was possessed by the devil while trying to do her in.
Marques -- who stars on the show with her ex, Dr. Ryan Stanton -- claims he went berserk last month at his Bev Hills office when she tried collecting rent ... calling her an "old ugly c**t."
In her court docs, Marques alleges Stanton takes "loads" of steroids ... and fears his rage will cause him to shoot her and her daughter. She says everyone at his office is afraid of him.
A judge gave her a restraining order ... but he only has to stay 10 yards away, so it's iffy protection.
We reached out to a rep for Stanton who says "Dr. Stanton refutes Ms. Marques' claims. The hearing on this matter will reveal Ms. Marques' shameless abuse of the legal system."
He Slipped Me A Quaalude
And I Woke Up with His Friend ... New Allegation
11/22/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby slipped a close friend a Quaalude and hours later she was in bed with one of his buddies ... this according to the woman.
Joyce Emmons -- who ran comedy clubs in the '70s and '80s -- tells TMZ she was close to Cosby in the late '70s and often hung with him in Vegas where he performed.
She says although she never saw Bill drink or do drugs, he often had "a drawer full of drugs," including Quaaludes, in his hotel room. She says women were frequently around Bill and would often take the drug knowingly and voluntarily. She also says men partied with the drugs as well.
Emmons tells us ... one night she got a bad migraine and Cosby offered her a whilte pill which he said "was a little strong" but could cure a headache.
She says she took the pill, blacked out, and the next thing she knew she was nude in bed in Cosby's suite with one of his friends -- a guy who had unsuccessfully tried hitting on her earlier in the evening.
Emmons says she confronted Bill and demanded to know what drug she took, and he laughed and said it was "just a Quaalude."
Cosby's lawyer tells TMZ, "The brand new claims about decade-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous." Attorney Marty Singer notes that for decades these claims went unreported and are "unsubstantiated, fantastical stories."
My Boyfriend's NOT a Stalker!
11/22/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner doesn't care her new boyfriend's ex claims he's a stalker ... because the BF has convinced Kris she's crazy.
Corey Gamble's ex got a restraining order against him in 2010, claiming he followed her everywhere, manhandled her and left bruises, and even called OnStar to track her car.
But Kris is telling all her friends ... she knows stalkers since she and her family have had more than their share ... and Corey doesn't fit the profile.
Her reasoning is interesting ... she says he's a "background guy" who doesn't look for publicity or notoriety. She adds he works as a tour manager for Justin Bieber and never tried exploiting that relationship.
We're told Corey gave her a heads up long before stories surfaced about the restraining order against him, and he convinced Kris the chick never had a case against him and the only reason it's coming up now is because she wanted to make a quick buck from the tabloids.
Love is sweet, but it can also be blind. The question ... which is it?
'DWTS' Celeb Janel Parrish
'Pretty Little Liars' Could
Sabotage Dance Title
11/22/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Janel Parrish is pulling double duty on "Pretty Little Liars" AND "Dancing with the Stars" -- and TMZ has learned she's spread herself so thin, she's alienated castmates on both shows.
DWTS sources tell us ... Janel's pro dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy is freaking out ... because she's missed two days of critical dance rehearsals due to long days of filming on PLL.
We're told ... Val believes he and Janel have a real shot at winning the trophy -- the finals are Monday and Tuesday -- but thinks her PLL schedule is sabotaging their chances.
As for Janel's "Pretty Little Liars" co-stars ... we're told Lucy Hale and others in the cast have been conspicuously absent from the DWTS set the entire season ... and have given her little to no support -- even when she danced to the PLL theme song.
The Rock Would Kick My Ass!!
11/22/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Anderson Silva knows his limits in the ring ... and those limits are about 6'5, 260 lbs ... telling TMZ Sports that Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson would beat the crap out of the UFC legend if they fought.
Silva was out in L.A. when we asked the man who Dana White called "the greatest mixed martial artist of all time" if his octagon expertise would be enough to take down the freak of nature that is The Rock.
Watch the video -- Anderson wants no part of Mr. Johnson, not hesitating in the least when we drop the question on him.
FYI -- Anderson also (kinda) picks a winner between Mayweather and Pacquiao (like it's ever gonna happen) and tells us who's hotter out of Beyonce and Rihanna.
Long live the Queen ...