Thomas Beatie believes he had every right to track his ex-wife ... so says his current fiancee, who insists the famous "Pregnant Man" LEGALLY GPS'd the woman's whereabouts.
Amber Beatie tells TMZ ... after Nancy Beatie threatened to take off with Thomas' kids ... he secretly placed the GPS tracker on the car she was driving.
We're told Thomas did his own legal research and concluded GPSing her was fair game under Arizona law. He put the tracker on 2 years ago but she didn't discover it until recently.
Turns out he was right ... he was allowed to put the device on the car 2 years ago because at the time he was the registered owner.
But Thomas transferred title to Nancy more than a year ago, and at that point cops say keeping the device on the whip is plain 'ol criminal stalking ... which is why he was arrested.
Beatie was released from jail Friday morning.
Charles Manson's Wedding
He Can Make Out
And Dine from Vending Machines
11/19/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charles Manson will be allowed to make out with his bride, but he will never get to second base ... according to prison honchos.
Officials from the California Dept. of Corrections tell TMZ ... Manson's upcoming prison wedding next month at Corcoran State Prison will be G-rated and Spartan. There's no time limit on the first kiss but prison officials will cut it off before it becomes foreplay.
We're told Manson will not be restrained during the ceremony but he won't be allowed physical contact with 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton other than locking lips and holding hands during the ceremony. FYI ... the officials wouldn't say if tongue was fair game.
The murderer can't wear a tux -- he'll get hitched in Corcoran couture, but the bride can wear what she wants.
As we reported, the bride and groom can invite up to 10 guests who are not inmates, but they won't be feasting on salmon. The meal will be catered by the company that provides Cup-O-Noodles with the push of a button. The good news ... there are pastries in the vending machines.
And, as we told you, Manson will not get conjugal visits.
This is the wedding where if the groom breaks a glass, he'll go into solitary.
I'm Gonna Have a Killer Wedding
11/17/2014 2:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charles Manson knows a thing or two about "till death do us part," so he's taking the marriage plunge.
The man convicted of slaughtering Sharon Tate and 6 others got a marriage license earlier this month. The 80-year-old murderer is marrying 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, who runs a Manson fan website.
Burton says the ceremony will go down next month behind prison walls. They can invite up to 10 free people.
There won't be any little Mansons running around ... he's not entitled to conjugal visits. Manson does have several grown children. Harvey interviewed one of his sons, back in his KCBS days.
This time the ball and chain are both real and metaphoric.
Busted For Mailing Baby's Head
And Other Body Parts
11/17/2014 4:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The co-creators of the "Bumfights" video series were arrested in Thailand over the weekend for allegedly packaging child body parts stolen from a hospital, and shipping them to the U.S. ... labeled as "toys."
According to multiple reports ... Ryan MacPherson and Daniel Tanner were busted when a scan of the boxes by a Bangkok parcel company revealed the gruesome discovery.
The 3 boxes -- reportedly intended for friends in Las Vegas as a prank -- contained several body parts ... including a child's foot, an infant's head, an adult heart and 2 pieces of adult skin.
Both guys were taken into custody and questioned by cops, but were eventually released for lack of evidence. They've since fled to Cambodia.
MacPherson and Tanner made millions in the early 2000s off their "Bumfights" videos ... which pitted homeless people against each other.
Waka Flocka Flame
60,000 Blunt Rollers
Are Vying to Get Me High!!
11/11/2014 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The competition to be Waka Flocka Flame's personal blunt roller is fierce with tens of thousands of applicants scrapping for the gig, which comes with an incredible perk -- a weed per diem!
Waka opened up the competition almost two months ago and has been flooded with "resumés" ever since. Watch this video ... for a guy who basically needs help getting high -- Waka's taking this process very seriously.
As for the job -- Waka says it pays $50,000 a year, travel will be required, and the position includes all the weed you can handle.
Apply ASAP ... dude's on tour now.
There Will Be Blood On My Wall!
11/3/2014 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Margaret Cho got a painting made out of her own blood ... and it actually looks pretty damn cool.
BACKSTORY: NYC artist Vincent Castiglia made a name for himself by painting with blood, so back in April she commissioned him to take 72 milliliters of her red stuff for a portrait.
Cho wanted Castiglia to use her menstrual blood ... but he pulled the plug because her production level was woefully deficient.
The piece took 6 months to complete. It would normally cost around $20K -- but since he and Margaret are friends, Castiglia hooked the comedian up with a solid, undisclosed discount.
So we gotta ask ...
Famous Haunted House
Girl Exorcised After Demonic Invasion
10/31/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A girl's family claims she became possessed by demons after visiting a house owned by "Ghost Adventures" star Zak Bagans ... and she had to be exorcised.
The house has had documented incidents of paranormal activity. As we first reported ... a family fled the home after claiming they were terrorized by demons.
Zak convinced different former residents to return to the home for a new documentary ... and as soon as they began filming, demonic activity surfaced. The mother claimed someone kicked her when no one was around. And there were other incidents as well.
A few days later, the daughter began having violent outbursts ... threatening to hurt herself and others. Zak says the girl's family witnessed her speaking in tongues ... exhibiting signs of demonic possession.
Zak claims they brought the girl to a Catholic priest, who performed an exorcism. He recorded the ritual on video. Zak says the girl is now back to her old self.
The documentary was put on ice while everyone dealt with the daughter, and now Zak says he'll return to the house in December ... to finish the film.
Grandma NOT Impressed
With Sunday's Death-Defying Tightrope Walk
10/31/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Daredevil Nik Wallenda will flirt with death Sunday in Chicago -- traversing 2 buildings -- but it's still not enough to impress his grandma.
Nik will step on a high wire Sunday which will be attached to 2 skyscrapers -- 2 city blocks apart. It will be an uphill walk -- the equivalent of 8 stories, and Nik will be blindfolded for part of it.
It's not enough to wow or scare his 87-year-old Oma, who watched Nik practice this week. Oma herself was a performer in the Wallenda family -- her thing was hanging by her teeth on a high wire.
Nik tells us he spiced things up with a few tricks ... backwards blindfolding and kneeling on the wire. She still wasn't blown away.
Granny should know ... Nik will walk without a net or harness Sunday. It will air live at 7 PM ET on Discovery.
Would You Like to Buy
My Imaginary Friend?
10/24/2014 9:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This video exists in a magical world where imaginary friends are real -- and imaginary slavery is also a thing -- but it's still really cute to watch.
Our photog encountered "Six Feet Under" and "24" star Eric Balfour on the streets of Venice Thursday afternoon … when the topic turned to imaginary friends.
Balfour copped to having one as a kid -- a 30" tall Mexican named Carlito. After introducing us, Balfour and our photog discussed the recent trend of people selling their imaginary friends on eBay.
After a little coercing, Balfour agreed to put Carlito up for sale and the two (Eric and Carlito) even posed for an eBay photo.
As if this whole ordeal couldn't get more ridiculous … our photog actually did post the listing on eBay, but it got taken down because apparently you cannot sell intangible things on the site.
When Carlito gets wind of all this, Balfour is going to have some explaining to do.
'Sex Toy' Christmas Tree
Vandals Had It Up to There
10/18/2014 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The giant butt-plug shaped Christmas tree in France was deflated early Saturday morning ... after a group of scoundrels pulled off a dastardly plan to take it down.
In case you missed it, a 24-foot tall statue called "Tree" was unveiled Thursday in the ritzy Place Vendome shopping area of Paris ... and people couldn't help pointing out what it actually looks like.
Turns out some Parisians are pissed about the statue ... and an unidentified group of vandals managed to cut the chords holding up "Tree" -- so the whole thing toppled over.
The call was made afterward to deflate the "butt-plug" tree.
It's unclear if it will go back up in the Place Vendome ... or be inserted somewhere else around town.
Shopper Busted for Humping Toy Horse
Cops Release Victim's Pic
10/16/2014 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
These are the cold, dead eyes belonging to the victim of a heinous faux sex crime ... perpetrated right inside a Walmart.
19-year-old Sean Johnson allegedly roamed the aisles Tuesday and picked his prey ... a brown stuffed horse. Cops say Johnson then pulled out his namesake and pressed it against the horse's chest.
THAT was just foreplay. Johnson then ferociously humped the horse -- making his deposit and then wrapped the animal in a comforter he took from a nearby aisle.
According to the Smoking Gun ... an employee saw the whole thing go down and alerted cops who subdued the perp across the street from the Florida super chain.
He was charged with indecent exposure and criminal mischief.
This would never happen at Target ... too obvious, right?
NO POOP FOR YOU!
Co. Craps On Dung Burning
10/15/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Slipknot's plan to stink up a music festival ... BY SETTING CAMEL DUNG ON FIRE ... just went down the toilet -- fire officials have officially pulled the plug.
The metal band had plans to fill drums with camel poop and oil ... then set them ablaze during its 3-day Knotfest Music Festival later this month in San Bernardino. The band's burning desire was for the stench to "infest your brain, body and clothes for days."
Naturally, county fire officials ain't having it -- but their beef isn't with the camel feces ... it's the burning oil ... which is illegal in Cali. Also, they say the odor of flaming feces could be considered a public nuisance. Ya think?
Bottom line -- the show will go on ... sans burning poo. A rep for Knotfest says they haven't given up yet ... they're looking for a safer way to get that camel s**t scent.