Before this young man left the Lone Star State to become an A-list actor in Hollywood he was just another cool little kid l-i-v-i-n' in Uvalde, Texas. Can you guess who he is?!
My Husband is Rotting
Because Of His Kid
11/20/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Casey Kasem is rotting in Norway because of his own flesh and blood -- his daughter -- so claims Casey's widow, who has gone to court so she can put Casey in his place for good.
TMZ first reported ... Casey's remains have been stagnating in Oslo for 3 months, and he's been dead for 5. Kerri filed legal docs recently asking for an order allowing her to bring the body of her father back to the U.S. for an autopsy -- something the LAPD wants for its elder abuse probe targeting Jean.
Now Jean has fired back saying Kerri is the obstructionist that is preventing a proper burial.
Problem is ... Jean's argument makes no sense. She's fighting Kerri on the one hand, saying Kerri's U.S. lawsuit is BS because our courts can't force Norway to do anything, yet on the other hand she seems to be saying Kerri's lawsuit is preventing Casey's burial. She can't have it both ways.
Kerri thinks Jean is full of it and the reason she's dragging her feet is so the body decays to the point the Coroner won't be able to pin the blame on her for the infection that led to his death.
Lose Yourself and a...
Ton of Brain Cells
11/20/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
11/19/2014 3:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TV Land has decided "The Cosby Show" isn't worth the risk, so it's quietly killing the show's presence on its website.
The website allows users to watch video clips of the show and get info about air dates ... but on Wednesday the network deactivated all of the "Cosby" links. If you click the link now, it takes you to an error page.
As for running the show on the network, the next scheduled airing is Sunday. We contacted the network to find out if the show will run and we got a "no comment." Given what they've just done with their website ... we take that as a NO.
This comes on the heels of Netflix and Comedy Central choosing not to air Cosby specials, in the wake of the rape allegations that have resurfaced.
'I'm Not Gay No More' Guy
I Went Viral
Now I'm Makin' Records!
11/19/2014 5:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The man who almost broke the Internet for screaming, "I'm not gay no more" has a new moneymaker ... a musical version of his anti-penile mantra that he's hawking on iTunes.
Andrew Caldwell's vow -- in front of 40,000 people at the Church of God in Christ's Holy Convocation Convention in St. Louis -- is now heavily auto-tuned, with backup vocals and plenty of catchy beats.
He'll impress the ladies for sure ... as he's already sold more than 200 copies.
Can Broadway be next?
Fake Instagram Account Closed
After Celebs Fire Back
11/19/2014 2:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes did NOT rip celebs on Instagram ... it was an impostor all along ... and the fake account has been shut down.
An account called Amandabynesfashion has been populated with posts attacking various celebs ... accusing one celeb of having an STD and another of having a small penis.
A lawyer for one of the celebs who was attacked called Amanda's lawyer, and we're told her lawyer presented evidence Amanda was not doing the posting. The lawyer for the celeb -- armed with the evidence -- went to Instagram, which then shut down the account.
Amanda IS, however, going off on her Twitter account, but she's not attacking celebs ... her main target is her own family.
In other news...
Sarah Hyland looks NOTHING like this right now. She left her old looks behind when she went and switched up her whole style last weekend!
TMZ Photog Gets Kid-Shaq'd
11/19/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ex Co-Star Raven Symoné Blasts Rape Rumor ...
11/19/2014 3:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
At least one Bill Cosby rape claim is being shot down by the alleged victim -- his former 'Cosby Show co-star Raven Symoné says he NEVER touched her ... despite a story that's gone viral.
A parody website posted a story earlier this week claiming Raven was telling people Cosby had sexually assaulted her ... which is especially sick, considering she was only 3 years old when she debuted as Huxtable granddaughter, Olivia.
Raven finally responded Wednesday afternoon ... saying she was NOT taken advantage of by Cosby ... and ... "This is a truly disgusting rumor that I want no part of!"
In the Instagram post she added ... "Keep me out of this."
Plays Victim Card in Apology for
Cosby Oral Sex Question
11/19/2014 12:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Don Lemon apologized for suggesting an alleged Bill Cosby rape victim should have bitten him during oral sex -- pleading he wouldn't intentionally be insensitive because he's a sexual abuse victim himself.
In case you missed it ... during Tuesday's interview Lemon suggested the woman could have prevented Cosby from allegedly forcing her to perform oral sex. It came off like he was blaming the victim and angered a lot of viewers.
Lemon revealed in 2010 that he was molested as a child.
Motown Legend Dead At 78
11/19/2014 12:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jimmy Ruffin, the crooner who was a staple in Motown for decades, has passed away at the age of 78.
Ruffin reached legendary Motown status in 1966 with his hit "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" ... and had incredible staying power, hitting the Top 10 yet again with "Hold On To My Love" in 1980.
Ruffin's family ties were just as impressive ... his younger brother, David Ruffin, was the lead singer of The Temptations. David was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
Ruffin's 2 kids -- Philicia and Jimmy Lee -- confirmed that he passed Monday at his home in Las Vegas.
Baby Mama Throws Son's
B-day Party At Hooters
11/19/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A seven-year-old boy should be having his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese's, NOT Hooters ... but that's exactly what Dwight Howard's baby mama did for their son's 7th birthday.
"Basketball Wives" star Royce Reed, the boy's mother, posted the photo on her Instagram showing Braylon grinning from ear-to-ear ... and it probably wasn't because of the wings.
As TMZ first reported ... Howard is angling for full custody, while simultaneously being investigated for child abuse.
In court docs, Howard has accused Reed of exposing Braylon to sexual situations. Howard claims his son has witnessed Reed engage in sexual acts with her "numerous companions."
We're told Howard believes this photo is just the latest example of his son being exposed to sex.
A source close to Royce says her son's birthday party was at a Monkey Joe's bounce house earlier in the day -- with his classmates -- and she merely stopped at Hooters for food. The source also says Royce has never had any man in and out of her house, and has never exposed Braylon to sex.
A rep for Howard tells TMZ, "Dwight isn't going to engage in the back and forth about his son in the media. He only wishes that his mother would do the same and protect the boy instead of exposing him."
In other news...
Michelle Rodriguez showed off her sophisticated side when she hit the red carpet in a one-shoulder, form fitting black dress.
No Concert Cancellations
The Shows Will Go On
11/19/2014 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby may be out of favor with Netflix, but he's full steam ahead everywhere else.
We've learned execs at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas had a meeting Wednesday morning to review the most recent round of rape allegations against Cosby, and decided to go on with Thursday's show, which is almost sold out.
Cosby is also scheduled to perform in Melbourne, FL on Friday to a sold out audience and that show will go on as well. A rep for the King Center for the Performing Arts tells TMZ no one has asked for a refund.
And there's more. Cosby is scheduled to perform in Vegas a week from Friday, and that show we're told will not be cancelled. There are still seats available.
We've contacted various venues where Cosby is set to perform in January and all say the shows will not be cancelled. Virtually every venue told us it would be inappropriate to cancel the show based on allegations where no formal charges have been filed.