Kamala Harris Officer Fired Over Racist Post ... Watermelon Jack-O'-Lantern of VP-Elect

A part-time sheriff's deputy in Michigan got canned after sharing a photo of Trump, Biden and Pence jack-o'-lanterns made from pumpkins ... and a watermelon one to represent Kamala Harris.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office terminated longtime employee Sherry Prose last month after she posted the Halloween/election-themed photos ... with the horribly racist twist.

The sheriff's office says ... "These types of incidents are disgusting and will never be tolerated or pushed aside at the sheriff’s office." It adds that behavior like this "brings tarnish to the badge."

It's unclear when Prose shared her post, but it featured 3 pumpkins in one photo with the caption, "Trump, Biden, Pence and Kamala. Happy Halloween." The second photo shows Harris as a watermelon jack-o'-lantern.

Prose has reportedly worked in law enforcement since 1994, and insists she's not a racist. She says, "I worked hard in my law enforcement career and I am proud of the reputation I earned in my 30 plus years of service. I am not racist and never will be." She never explained the photo, though.

Rev. Dr. Wendell, president of Detroit’s NAACP branch, points out that the watermelon correlation with Black people is "linked to buffoonery and to less than." He adds ... "I believe that the intent was purposely structured to diminish and to dilute the significance of the first African American ... as Vice President of these United States."

Police Chief William Riley agrees, and says that's why they condemn the post, and "condemn it loudly."

Troy Aikman Pleads For Justice For SMU Student Shot And Killed On Halloween

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Troy Aikman is demanding justice for an SMU student who was shot and killed on Halloween ... with the Hall of Famer pleading with the public to come forward if they have any information on the case.

Dallas police in Texas say at around 3 AM on Saturday ... 19-year-old Robert “Jaden” Urrea was pronounced dead with a gunshot wound near bars in downtown.

Cops say in surveillance video of the incident ... they could see Urrea interacted with a white, 4-door car -- when suddenly the vehicle sped off and Urrea crumpled to the ground.

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Urrea's family members said in a statement Jaden was "maliciously shot in the chest at close range" ... and they claim the violent act was completely unprovoked.

"We strongly believe this was a drive-by shooting, unprovoked, committed by complete strangers," Urrea's family said.

Now, Aikman is urging anyone with information on the case to contact the Dallas Police Department ... posting a flier to his social media page Thursday and adding the hashtag "#JusticeforJaden."

A $25,000 reward has been set up for the capture of the suspects ... with Urrea's family saying, "Our family is working with Crime Stoppers to offer a substantial reward for information that leads to the indictment of the responsible individuals."

Cops say they're knee-deep in an investigation into the incident ... and add the car they're seeking information on is "possibly a Ford with a sunroof and custom wheels."

Dallas detectives are asking for people with information to call detectives at 214-422-9275.

Carole Baskin Kim Played Me Better Than Me ... Costume's So Flattering!!!


Kim Kardashian's Halloween costume blew Carole Baskin away ... Carole tells us after seeing Kim dress up like her, she just can't live up to her own image anymore.

As you know, Kim dressed to the nines with her Carole Baskin costume, complete with animal print, a flower crown and her kids dressed as tigers ... and Carole tells us Kim's look is a "beautiful version" of herself.

Kim's best friend, Jonathan Cheban, also dressed as Joe Exotic.


Carole's getting the Halloween treatment for the first time this year ... and she says it's weird to see total strangers wearing flower crowns, cat prints and gaudy jewelry to channel their inner Carole Baskin.

You know you've made it when Kim K is dressing up like you for Halloween and not the other way around!!!

'Tiger King' is a huge hit with costumes this year -- Kelly Ripa dressed as Joe Exotic and Ryan Seacrest went as a tiger -- and Carole says Joe's the perfect icon for Halloween because he represents "pure evil."

Carole also tells us she's been so flattered by all the "clever renditions" of her look, she started a costume contest on her Big Cat Rescue Facebook page. Good luck looking better than Kim!

Stars Dressed As Celebs ... Scary Good Double Takes!

Double the star power means double the fun ... And that is exactly what these celebs have experienced by dressing up as their favorite stars!

These celebs have decided to switch things up, and are making it clear that even famous people are obsessed with each other!

Get star struck times two with Kelly Rowland as Donna Summers, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita as Billie Eilish and Finneas, and Brad Goreski as Jennifer Lopez!

There are plenty of other scary similar snaps to see ... Just scroll through our gallery of stars dressed as stars to see who else has gotten all dressed up!

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Guess Who These Halloween Kids Turned Into!

Before these Halloween kids became well-known stars, they were just a couple of cuties trick-or-treating around the neighborhood!

Celebs have been proudly posting their childhood costumes from back in the day ... And now it's time for you to get into the spooky spirit yourself by checking out all the iconic looks featured in these throwback pics!

Best of all you can now put your celeb skills to the test and see if you can guess which famous face is in the kid pic ... Just scroll through our gallery and take your best guess!

Can you guess who they are?

TMZ's Halloween 2020 Pop Culture, Politics and Music Socially Distanced Fun!!!

It's a spooktacular day working from home for the TMZ staff, who slipped into their best getups to have a fun, safe and socially distanced Halloween.

The holiday's obviously a little different this year but we still did our best to have a good time with it, and folks brought their A-games and got super creative with costumes honoring the best (and worst) of pop culture, politics and music.

We've got Mike Pence's housefly and a twist on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, plus Drake's father, Dennis Graham, Kurt Cobain and Biggie Smalls. See, RBG and B.I.G.!!!

Of course, it wouldn't be 2020 without a murder hornet or a zoom call ... and we've got some creative takes on those too, plus a couple classic costumes from your typical Halloweens.

Stay safe out there and Happy Halloween, everyone!!!

'Halloween' Dance Party Michael Myers Kills In Epic Battle with Kid


The only thing this Michael Myers is cutting is a rug ... and he got the kid across the street to accept his challenge for a scary good dance-off.

Some neighbors are just cooler than others ... and a guy who dresses up like the notorious killer from the 'Halloween' slasher franchise, cranks up some spooky music and gets a block party going definitely fits the bill.

Decked out in full costume with the creepy white mask and hair -- and equipped with a fake knife -- this dude goes toe-to-toe with his young counterpart ... jigging, lassoing and flossing to the beat.

Hard to say who won, but since Michael may have just escaped from a mental health facility ... we'll give him the edge.

Regardless, they shook hands afterward like the true champs they are.

Happy Halloween!

Kim & Kylie Purrrfect Halloween Mode ... Shout-Out Carole Baskin!!!

Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are still doing Halloween in full force ... at least when it comes to their costumes.

Kim went with what's sure to be a popular costume in 2020 ... getting all decked out as one Carole Baskin. She nailed it, even including her kiddos as tigers, and North gets extra credit for busting out the famous Carole Baskin dance. Mark Wahlberg would be proud.


As if that wasn't enough ... Kim paired up with her BFF, Jonathan Cheban, who was Joe Exotic.

Now, Kylie and her pals dialed things back to the '90s -- dressing up as Power Rangers ... KJ was the Red Ranger, complete with long, red hair. Looks like she got her hands on an authentic Power Rangers buckle too. Naturally. She's a billionaire, after all.


Kylie's crew filled out her Rangers lineup, and after Morphin' time ... they all hung out for a rooftop party -- that's as close to COVID-safe as you're gonna get. Without staying home, that is.

Hot Harley Quinn Costumes Guess Who!

Journey through the DC Universe with these Hollywood hotties dressed as Harley Quinn ... It's clear these stars are trying to take over as the Clown Princess of Crime, and have clearly brought their best fits forward!

Now it's up to you to figure out which famous face is in the super-villain snap -- Scroll through our gallery of celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Teyana Taylor, Nicki Minaj and many more in Harley Quinn costumes and see if you have what it takes to discover which star is all dressed up as the leading lady.

It might require a trip down to Gotham before you can crack the code ... No joking around here!

Mike Tobacco in 'Killer Klowns From Outer Space' 'Memba Him?!

Los Angeles native Grant Cramer gained fame in the '80s after he landed the role of the hunky Mike Tobacco -- who helps save the small town of Crescent Cove from the wacky antics of alien jesters -- in the 1988 cult creep flick "Killer Klowns From Outer Space."

Grant Cramer shared the big screen with a few other notable actors including John Allen Nelson as the shield-wielding, Deputy Dave Hanson ... and of course Suzanne Snyder as Mike's girlfriend, Debbie Stone.

Grant Cramer can also be spotted playing the womanizing dreamboat, Scotty, in "Hardbodies."

Guess what he looks like now at 58 years old!

George Clooney, Rande Gerber We Got Your Halloween Spirits ... Tequila, Anyone???


George Clooney and Rande Gerber's famous Casamigos Halloween party's got a unique twist this year -- screw the lime, they've got a whole truck!!!

The founders of the famous tequila brand won't be putting on their annual Halloween extravaganza this year -- COVID strikes again -- but they're not killing off their party spirit. Instead, they've prepped a 26-foot, custom-wrapped truck featuring a Halloween-themed image of George and Rande, or ... Cloober, if you will.

The truck's gonna be making stops all over L.A. to visit FOCs -- friends of Casamigos -- who are having safe, in-home celebrations.

Fans of the brand who live in L.A. can get in on the action too. The grand prize winner will get a visit from the truck. To enter, fans must take a photo of themselves in their most creative costume, tag Casamigos in the photo and include the hashtags #CasamigosHalloween and #Contest.

Those not in L.A. can still give it a shot, but your prize will be a sweet swag bag instead. Sorry, Rande and George gotta watch mileage on the truck.

Casamigos legendary Halloween ragers have entertained Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian, Harry Styles, Jessica Alba, Kendall Jenner, Zoe and Lenny Kravitz and many more. Last year's had a scary number of celebs.

Hopefully, it'll be back next year, but for now, it's salud ... on wheels!!!

Guess Who This Is Hollywood's Hottest Costumes Ever

Hollywood's Halloween costume parties will be looking like a ghost town this year ... so instead, let's take a stroll down memory lane and try to guess who's behind these sexy costumes!!!

Here's a few hints ... the babe in the Miley Cyrus costume is a hotel heiress. The hottie dressed as Poison Ivy loves to rap about sex. Oh, and the bombshells dressed as Karl Lagerfeld and a Victoria's Secret angel are sisters in a super famous fam.

Check out the gallery for some of the hottest costumes from Halloweens past ... and good luck making your best guesses.


Oregon Health Official COVID Deaths Not Funny ... But Yes, I'm Dressed as a Clown

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No one's laughing about the rising COVID death toll, which is why this is a total WTF moment -- a senior health official announcing grim numbers ... while rocking a clown costume.

Try not to be distracted by the full clown makeup, red tie, polka dot shirt and yellow pants the official was wearing as she somberly rattled off the tally for COVID cases and deaths in Oregon.

The answer to your question -- who's this clown? She's reportedly Claire Poche from the Oregon Health Authority. We know it's Halloween and all, but Claire never addresses her attire in the video.

Officials are reportedly dismissing it as just a costume, but that doesn't square with the fact the video was recorded Oct. 14, making it 2 weeks old now and pretty early for a Halloween. Plus, the sign language interpreter isn't in a costume ... so, Claire really stands out.

Put it on the board -- our first Halloween faux pas of 2020.

Halloween Display Cops Called for Fake Massacre ... What a Bloody Mess!!!

A morbid, bloody and frightful Halloween display at a Texas man's home is eliciting more than gasps from his neighbors ... he's getting police visits too.

Artist Steven Novak turned the front yard of his Dallas residence into a gory scene straight out of a horror movie -- or several of them -- using dummies, props, and more than 20 gallons of fake blood.

Check it out -- there's a man killed by a chainsaw, another killed by a safe dropped on his head, one more with a knife to the skull, an apparent dead body in a bag ... and a wheelbarrow full of severed limbs!!!

Steve really went all out.

The shocking and way-too-realistic display might take the cake for 2020's best Halloween decorations, but it's also prompted several complaints from locals ... and cops have been called to the fake massacre location multiple times.

Novak says he's been home twice when police showed up, and the officers told him they just had to check it out because they received calls ... but they thought it was cool.

The artist says the only major issue with the display is rain keeps washing away the fake blood, so he has to add more the mornings after ... much to the horror of his neighbors.

Heidi Klum 2020 Epic Party's A No-Go But Enjoy My Best Costume Hits!!!

Heidi Klum's streak of owning Halloween is sadly coming to an end ... but that doesn't mean ya can't enjoy some of her best work over the last 2 decades.

Yes, the pandemic shutdown in the US of A has unfortunately reached its 7th month -- but who's counting -- and that means the shutdown has wiped off the super model's 21st Halloween bash. Horrible, yes. But, no need to be too terrified 'cause we've got a fun gallery showing off some of Heidi's best costumes.

Check out the pics ... who can forget her arriving in NYC last year in her goriest costume yet? Her mashup of alien and robot with faux guts and exposed brains required 12 hours of work to get it done. Goes without saying ... she always goes all out.

Her "Shrek" costume from 2018 was pretty badass too.


Little Cathy Brenner in 'The Birds' 'Memba Her?!

English actress Veronica Cartwright was only 13 years old when she was cast as the birthday girl Cathy Brenner -- who narrowly escapes the throngs of ferocious fowl in the small town of Bodega Bay -- in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1963 horror film, "The Birds."

Cartwright shared the silver screen with Rod Taylor as the protective older brother, Mitch Brenner, Jessica Tandy as the unfriendly mother, Lydia Brenner ... and of course, Tippi Hedren as the famous socialite with a bad reputation, Melanie Daniels.

Cartwright went on to star in a long list of TV shows and movies including other fright films and spooky shows like "The Twilight Zone," "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "Alien."

Guess what Veronica looks like now at 71 years old!

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