TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Floyd Mayweather

Riled Up Killer Before Murder-Suicide

Dump Your Wife

12/9/2014 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1209-mayweather-hayes-moseley-tmz-instag-03
Floyd Mayweather
whipped his friend Earl Hayes into a frenzy over his wife's infidelity ... to the point Hayes gunned her down ... and now the LAPD wants to sit the boxer down for questioning ... multiple sources tell TMZ.

TMZ broke the story ... Floyd was on FaceTime with his rapper friend Monday morning when the shots were fired. Now we're told, Floyd was telling Hayes he should leave his wife, Stephanie Moseley -- a well-known backup dancer and star of VH1's "Hit the Floor" -- because she was bad for his career.

As we reported, Hayes was distraught over what he believed was repeated infidelity, including a fling he said Stephanie had with Trey Songz.

One Mayweather source says Floyd challenged Hayes, saying he was weak for not leaving her.

At that point, as Floyd was on FaceTime, Hayes went off and said he was going to gun down Stephanie. We're told when the boxer realized Hayes was going to shoot Stephanie, he begged Hayes not to go through with it.

Our law enforcement sources say Hayes went into the bathroom and fired 10 to 12 shots as Stephanie was taking a bath. We're told she was hit multiple times.

Neighbors who heard the shots called the LAPD and cops rushed to the scene, but when they got to the door they heard another shot and retreated. That shot was Hayes taking his own life. 

The SWAT team showed up and broke down the door. Cops found Stephanie's body in the bathtub and Hayes was in the bedroom.

We're now told the LAPD wants to interview Floyd ... presumably because he was a witness to the murder-suicide.
1208_Hayes-and-Stephanie_on_the_scene_wm

1208_Stephanie_Moseley_remembering_footer

Hayes/Moseley Murder Suicide

He Accused Her Of

Affair With Trey Songz

12/9/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1208-trey-songs-stephanie-mosely-earl-hayes-tmz-instagram-01
Earl Hayes
-- the man who cops say shot his famous wife to death Monday and then killed himself -- was haunted by her infidelity ... in particular what he said was a fling she had with singer Trey Songz.

As TMZ reported, Stephanie Moseley -- the star of VH1's "Hit the Floor" -- was gunned down in their L.A. apartment as neighbors heard her screaming. Shots rang out, the SWAT team came, busted through the door and discovered the 2 bodies.

Sources connected with Hayes tell us ... around 2 years ago he separated from Stephanie because of what he says was her affair with Songz. They got back together but, as one friend put it, "He was crushed and never got over it." We're told he frequently brought up Songz.

Hayes accused Moseley of having multiple affairs with various other entertainers. She was a backup dancer who worked with numerous famous singers, including Chris Brown and Usher, but we're told Hayes never mentioned them as a source of conflict.

Hayes and Moseley married in 2008 and his friends say he loved her and tried rationalizing staying together.

TMZ broke the story ... Floyd Mayweather was on FaceTime with Hayes when he flew into a rage over Moseley's alleged infidelity and the boxer was witness to the murder/suicide.

We reached out to Songz and got no word back, but Monday night he tweeted this.

1208_trey_songz_tweet

1208_Stephanie_Moseley_remembering_footer

Floyd Mayweather

Attends LA Clippers Game

After Witnessing Murder/Suicide

12/9/2014 6:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1207-floyd-mayweather-clippers-gettyJust hours after witnessing a murder/suicide via FaceTime, Floyd Mayweather decided to get out of his house to sit courtside at the L.A. Clippers basketball game Monday night. 

Floyd actually appeared to be in a pretty decent mood considering the circumstances ... shaking hands and talking with Clippers stars Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford before they took on the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. 

As TMZ first reported, Floyd was on the phone Monday morning with rapper Earl Hayes when he killed his wife, VH1 star Stephanie Moseley, and then himself.

Sources close to Mayweather tell us Floyd was having a hard time dealing with the situation. Clearly, he felt like going to the game would help him cope.

Floyd Mayweather

Witnessed Murder-Suicide on FaceTime

12/8/2014 5:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1208-floyd-mayweather-stephanie-moseley-earl-hayes-02
Floyd Mayweather
is reeling tonight ... because he was on FaceTime with one of his best friends when the guy pulled out a gun, shot his wife and then killed himself ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... rapper Earl Hayes called Floyd on FaceTime Monday morning in a rage, over claims his wife -- VH1 star Stephanie Moseley -- had been unfaithful.

According to our Floyd sources, Earl said he was going to kill his wife. The champ was pleading with him to get a grip ... to no avail. Floyd will not say how much he saw, but he acknowledges he was a witness and heard everything.  

Floyd is in shock and is having extreme difficulty dealing with the fact that he witnessed a horrifying murder/suicide.

'Addams Family' Star

Pugsley Dies

From Heart Attack

12/8/2014 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

1208-ken-weatherwax-abc-02Ken Weatherwax -- who played Pugsley on "The Addams Family" TV show -- died at his home Sunday in California after having a heart attack.

Weatherwax's family tells TMZ there will be 2 funerals -- one for the family, and one for his fans.

The actor stuck with the Pugsley role over the years ... long after the original TV show went off the air in 1966. He was the voice of Pugsley in a '70s version -- and played Pugsley Sr. in an 'Addams' TV movie.

1208-sub-ken-weatherwax-swipe-ap-02He eventually started working behind the scenes as a grip and set builder -- but he still made appearances at fan conventions.

Weatherwax was 59 years old.

(snap snap)

120814_pugsley_launch

1208_70s_child_stars_memba_footer

VH1 Star

Dead Alongside Rapper Husband

In Murder-Suicide

12/8/2014 1:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

1208-earl-hayes-with-girl-VINE-02
update_graphic_red_bar
2:30 PM PT -- We've learned Moseley and Hayes were married.

2:00 PM PT -- 
Law enforcement tells TMZ, Hayes shot Moseley and then turned the gun on himself.
update_grey_gray_bar
"Hit the Floor" star Stephanie Moseley is dead .... after her rapper husband -- a member of Floyd Mayweather's Money Team -- shot her and then killed himself ... TMZ has learned.

We're told residents at a swanky L.A. apartment complex near The Grove heard shots ring out early Monday morning. The SWAT team raced to the scene and knocked down the door of an apartment ... and found 2 people shot to death.

The rapper Earl Hayes -- who was once signed to Mayweather's record label -- often partied with Floyd. Moseley has been a backup dancer with numerous singers, including Chris Brown and Britney Spears1208-chris-brown-stephanie-measley-INSTAGRAM-FLOATING-01

Residents heard a woman screaming in the apartment before shots rang out. 

Sources connected with Moseley and Hayes tell TMZ ... he had accused her of infidelity with a famous singer.

Chris Brown just Instagrammed, "RIP baby girl. Danced with me on tour and was always the coolest person. My prayers go out to you and HAZE family."

1208_Hayes-and-Stephanie_on_the_scene_wm

120814_stephanie_moseley_launch_v3

1208_Stephanie_Moseley_remembering_footer

Casey Kasem

Amex Even Goes After the Dead

12/7/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1205-casey-kasem-amex-getty-01Casey Kasem's life after death continues to be tumultuous ... American Express is gunning for more than $40K of the money he left behind. 

Amex filed a creditor's claim, claiming Casey or someone in his world racked up $41,046.70.

The late DJ was in no position to use his card for more than a year before his death ... maybe more.   Presumably his wife Jean used it for various purposes.

Casey's body is still above ground in Norway, waiting for a proper burial ... 6 months after his death.

'Housewives' Star Mama Joyce

No Way I'm Attending Miss Sharon's Funeral

... But I Have Regrets

12/3/2014 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Miss Sharon Death
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Mama Joyce regrets her toxic relationship with her in-law Miss Sharon, but still ... she has no plans to go to the funeral.

Mama Joyce famously belittled her son-in-law Todd Tucker and his mom Sharon Tucker on the show ... claiming he was money hungry and Sharon was a prostitute.

But now Joyce tells TMZ she is sorry for attacking Sharon by repeating gossip (which turned out to be false) -- and wishes they'd patched things up before Miss Sharon died on Tuesday.

Silver lining? Kandi Burruss' mom says she wants to have a better relationship with Todd. 

MJ added she won't attend the funeral out of respect for Miss Sharon's friends and family. She knows a lot of people would be pissed if she showed her face ... so instead she's going to send flowers. 

120314_miss_sharon_vs_joyce_launch_v4

'Housewives' Star Miss Sharon

Dies From Stroke

12/2/2014 8:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1202_Todd-Tuckers-Mom_instagramKandi Burruss' mother-in-law, Sharon Tucker, died in NYC Tuesday ... after suffering a stroke one day earlier.

Todd Tucker immediately flew from ATL to NY after getting the news about his mother's stroke ... according to sources close to Kandi and her husband. Todd's mom frequently appeared on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" ... and went by Miss Sharon on the show.

She slipped into a coma overnight while hospitalized after the stroke. We're told Kandi and Todd were by her side when Miss Sharon died.

120314_miss_sharon_launch

Ohio State Wrestling Team

Honoring Kosta Karageorge

With Uniform Tribute

12/2/2014 12:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

1130-kosta-karageorge-02

The Ohio State University wrestling team has decided to pay tribute to former teammate Kosta Karageorge by putting his initials on their singlets next season ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Karageorge's body was found near the OSU campus on Sunday -- and officials says it appears he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 22-year-old wrestler and football player had a history of concussions. 

We spoke with Ohio State University wrestler Josh Fox who tells us Kosta was beloved by his teammates -- which is why they've decided to put "KK" on their singlets to honor him next season. 

"He was the kind of guy that if you were in a brawl, he would be the last one standing because he refused to quit or give up," Fox says. 

Karageorge will be laid to rest tomorrow at a funeral ceremony in Ohio.

Casey Kasem

Cops Send Elder Abuse Case to D.A.

12/1/2014 3:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1201-casey-jean-kasem-getty-tmz-01
The LAPD has submitted the Casey Kasem elder abuse investigation to the L.A. County D.A. and it targets Casey's widow Jean ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... an investigation was launched after Casey's kids filed a police report claiming Jean caused Casey to get bed sores that became infected and contributed to his death.  

The kids claim Jean was more interested in keeping their dad from them than protecting him, which is why they say she took Casey on a wild, multi-state car ride shortly before his death. 
 
Our law enforcement sources tell us it's unlikely the D.A. will file charges against Jean because there's not enough available evidence. The kids have been fighting for a full autopsy but Jean has resisted.

Casey's body is still rotting in Norway. It has not been buried or even embalmed.  

The D.A. says it does not have the case yet, but our LAPD sources say it has been submitted.

The legendary DJ died last June.

0606_casey_kasem_remembering_footer

Paul Walker

Hundreds Pay Tribute

On Death Anniversary

11/30/2014 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

RIP-Paul-Walker-Gallery-Launch-TemplatePaul Walker fans paid tribute to the deceased actor Sunday on the one year anniversary of his death ... by appearing in droves at the site of the crash.

Hundreds huddled around the crash zone to leave flowers and pay their respects ... but the rain put a damper on candle lighting.

There was a heavy police presence -- it's unclear why -- but it went down without incident.

Walker was the passenger in a Porsche last year when the driver of the car, Roger Rodas, lost control and crashed into a tree. The car instantly burst into flames with both men inside.

He was 40 years old.

Chespirito

Iconic Mexican Comedian Dies at 85

11/28/2014 3:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1128_Chespirito_gettyChespirito -- a.k.a. Roberto Gomez Bolanos -- died Friday in Mexico.

The iconic comedian passed away at his home ... according to Televisa -- the company he worked with for most of his career.

Bolanos was beloved for his main character role on the long running show "El Chavo del Ocho" ... as well as his run as superhero "El Chapulin Colorado."

1128_El-Chavo-del-Ocho_chespirito_televisa_2
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted, "Mexico has lost an icon whose work has transcended generations and borders."

He was 85 years old.

Fun Fact: The Bumblebee man character on "The Simpsons" was inspired by Chespirito.

112814_bumblebee_guy_launch

Around The Web