Former Major League Baseball pitcher Pascual Perez was stabbed to death in a home invasion robbery in the Dominican Republic ... this according to multiple local reports.
Perez -- who pitched in the Majors for 11 years -- was reportedly stabbed in the neck during the incident. There is speculation Perez was killed for his MLB pension payment he received before the murder.
Perez played for a slew of MLB teams -- including the Pirates, Braves, Expos and Yankees. He made the All-Star squad back in 1983 -- the same year he had a 3.43 ERA.
Pascual got the nickname "Perimeter Perez" when he got lost on the I-285 while driving himself to a Braves game back in 1982 on a day he was scheduled to start.
So far, it's unclear if anyone has been arrested in connection to the murder.
Perez was 55.
Khloe K's Nipples
Debut on 'X Factor'
11/1/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian's boobs stole the show on "X Factor" last night ... this according to Simon Cowell who said he was so distracted by KK's tatas ... he could barely focus.
During Khloe's debut episode as a co-host -- along with Mario Lopez -- it became very apparent that KK wasn't wearing a bra underneath her extremely sheer top.
At one point, Simon pointed out that Khloe was pointing out ... saying, "May I say Khloe, you're looking very sexy tonight ... I think the air conditioning is on high."
Khloe shot back, "You love it" ... Simon, "It's very distracting."
Funny, it's usually Simon's nipples that can't be contained.
... in Taliban Costume
11/1/2012 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
For a guy with a history of violence against women ... a penchant for destruction ... and an explosive temper ... it's no surprise Chris Brown decided to be a Taliban fighter for Halloween.
Brown -- sporting a string of fake bullets across his chest -- rolled over to Greystone Manor last night ... to attend West Hollywood's biggest Hollywood party ... hosted by Rihanna.
Other famous in attendance ... Flo Rida, Paris Hilton and U.S. Olympic team superstar Lindsey Vonn ... but they all had better costumes.
Bonus Moronic Photo -- Before he hit the clubs, Chris and his buddies grabbed some fake guns and posed for a group shot. He posted the pic with the caption, "Ain't nobody F**king wit my clique!!!!"
Halloween Costume ...
11/1/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a picture of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson holding hands on their way to a Halloween party at a cemetery in Hollywood last night ... but who cares 'cause LOOK AT LIBERTY ROSS!!!!
The "Snow White and the Huntsman" actress threw on her tightest, most revealing Catwoman catsuit to go trick-or-treating with her two kids last night.
Liberty's estranged husband Rupert Sanders joined the gang -- he was dressed up as a bad-decision maker who's desperately trying to win back his hot wife.
Nothing fixes broken couples like costumes ...
Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore
11/1/2012 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have taken NO steps to end their marriage ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the couple tell us ... neither Ashton nor Demi have given their lawyers any indication they want to file for divorce.
We're also told -- contrary to several reports -- Demi and Ashton are not haggling over money and who gets what. There have been NO discussions about dividing assets.
It's unclear why neither of them has gotten off the dime to end their marriage -- but they haven't.
Ashton and Demi separated in November, 2011. They were together as a married couple for 6 years.
Dina Lohan's Neighborhood
By Hurricane Sandy
10/31/2012 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Karma's a windy, rainy bitch -- just two days after Lindsay Lohan tweeted a message minimizing Hurricane Sandy ... the tropical storm ripped through her mother's Long Island neighborhood, leaving behind a trail of destruction.
TMZ has obtained a photo of the havoc Sandy wreaked on Dina's NY neighborhood Tuesday -- showing freakin' BOATS the storm dumped on people's lawns.
It's pretty ironic, considering Lindsay's tweet on Sunday about Hurricane "Sally" -- when she wrote, "WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i'm calling it Sally)..? Stop projecting negativity!"
Turns out people were panicking for a reason -- in fact, Dina tells TMZ, a tree was uprooted on her own property and ripped a gash through her roof on its way down ... before landing over the family pool.
Dina says she was at home with her kids Cody and Ali when the storm hit. Lindsay and Michael Jr. were stranded in Manhattan because of bridge and tunnel closures, but are expected home shortly.
Thankfully, everyone is okay. The lesson: don't mess with Mother Nature.
Released from Jail ...
Looking Like Death
10/31/2012 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Edward Furlong was released from an L.A. jail last night following his domestic violence arrest -- and he looked like a harbinger of death on his way out, wearing a Halloween-appropriate skull t-shirt.
The troubled "Terminator 2" star was released around 6:30 PM on $50,000 bail.
TMZ broke the story, Furlong was busted early yesterday morning at LAX for allegedly getting physical with his girlfriend during an argument.
Law enforcement sources tell us, police observed marks on Furlong's GF's arm ... and that's why they placed him under arrest.
Officials will now decide whether to press criminal charges against the actor.
First Public Outing
With New Girlfriend
10/31/2012 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tim Tebow has finally scored -- problem is, it's off the field -- because TMZ got the first pic showing Tim with his hot new girlfriend/actress, who is no stranger to famous virgins.
Tim and Camilla Belle showed up at Latitude 30 in Jacksonville, Florida Tuesday night, where they bowled and partied.
Camilla has a history with other putatively pure celebs. She dated Joe Jonas for awhile, but they split up in 2009.
People who were at Latitude 30 last night tell us ... Tim and Camilla were overly affectionate throughout the evening, holding hands and touching.
Camilla's rep didn't get back to us, but sources connected with Camilla tell us they are definitely an item.
Could it be the last temptation of Tebow? Stay tuned.
'Jersey Shore' Store
By Hurricane Sandy
10/31/2012 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The boardwalk t-shirt store made famous by "Jersey Shore" has been RAVAGED by Hurricane Sandy -- torn open like a sardine can -- and TMZ has a photo of the heartbreaking damage.
A source close to the owner of the Shore Store tells TMZ, the storm caused severe water damage to a lot of the merchandise -- including t-shirts and jewelry display cases -- as well as screen printing equipment.
But we're told the worst damage of all was to the rolling steel doors in front of the shop, which were bashed in by Sandy's extremely strong winds. Each door costs several thousand dollars.
The boardwalk itself was also torn asunder by the storm, as you can see in the picture.
The "Jersey" shore cast all tweeted their concerns during the storm yesterday, claiming they couldn't believe the extent of the damage.
Accused of Sexual Battery
Singer Calls BS
10/31/2012 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cee Lo Green is the target of an LAPD sexual battery investigation, TMZ has learned ... but the singer is adamant he did NOTHING wrong.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... a woman recently filed a police report with the LAPD, accusing "The Voice" judge -- real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway -- of a sexual assault.
Our sources say detectives have already visited a restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles in connection with the case and questioned several employees, including the manager. We do not know if the alleged incident occurred at the restaurant.
The LAPD is mum on the identity of the alleged victim, when and where the incident allegedly occurred, and what Cee Lo allegedly did.
Cee Lo tells TMZ he categorically denies ANY wrongdoing. In fact, the singer says he hasn't been to the restaurant in question in 3 months ... and insists, "Nothing ever happened there or anywhere else."
We also spoke with a source who is constantly with Cee Lo ... who tells us, "I have never seen Cee Lo act in a physical way toward anybody."
The investigation is in its infancy ... no charges have been filed and the case has not been referred to prosecutors.
Secret New Project
With HOT Porn Star
10/31/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus' secret new music video is so sexy ... she and her DJ friend had to hire a smoking hot PORN STAR to do the job right -- TMZ has learned.
The video was shot a couple weeks ago at Beacher's Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood -- for Miley's new song "Decisions" with Israeli DJ Borgore.
Sources close to production tell TMZ, the song's about 20-year-old porn star Jessie Andrews -- who used to date Borgore -- so Miley and Borgore asked Jessie to star in it.
Jessie -- who won this year's AVN Award for Best Actress -- happily obliged, and we're told the entire video went off without a hitch. FYI, the pic was taken the night of filming, and shows the dress Jessie wore in the video.
And since the entire thing was filmed at Beacher's -- we're told you can expect a music video filled with little people, a unicorn, a goat, and a woman with watermelon-smashing boobs.
It's due out later this week. Oh yeah, Miley's in it too.
Smacks Homeless Guy
Who Dropped C-Word
10/30/2012 6:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gene Hackman pimp-slapped a homeless man who physically threatened the actor and his wife outside a New Mexico restaurant ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the incident went down Tuesday as Hackman and his wife were leaving a Santa Fe restaurant. We're told a homeless guy named Bruce Becker approached them in a threatening manner.
We're told the incident escalated big time when Becker called Hackman's wife a "c**t" -- and then Hackman dished out some street justice ... slapping Becker across the face.
Becker then called the cops to report the incident.
We're told cops interviewed Hackman and his wife, determined the slap was in self-defense ... and, for now, no charges have been filed.
NEW 'STAR WARS' MOVIE
Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Bil
10/30/2012 1:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lucas will be a "creative consultant" on all new "Star Wars" films.
If George Lucas wasn't rich before, he sure as hell is now -- because Disney just bought his movie company Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 BILLION ... and has already announced a NEW STAR WARS MOVIE!!!
Lucas said in a statement, "It's now time for me to pass 'Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers." According to Disney, "Star Wars: Episode 7" is slated for release in 2015.
It's pretty crazy ... considering Lucas said he would never make another "Star Wars" movie -- telling the New York Times, "Why would I make any more, when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?"
Lucas even told us directly back in March ... "Star Wars" was DEAD forever.