'Halloween' Michael Myers OG Stuntman James Winburn Dead at 85

James Winburn, the stunt double for the Michael Myers character in the original "Halloween" film, has died.

James' manager, Peter DeLorme, tells TMZ ... James died Saturday in a Los Angeles hospital after a short illness.

It sounds like a sudden health issue because we're told just about 3 weeks ago James traveled all the way to the United Kingdom for a convention.

James was in Manchester, England during the "For The Love of Horror" convention last month, and the company that put on the event says he "was an absolute pleasure to work with and shared some amazing stories with everyone over the weekend."

A veteran stunt performer, James doubled for Nick Castle's version of Michael Myers in 1978's "Halloween" ... including the famous scene at the end of the horror movie, where Dr. Loomis shoots Michael 6 times, sending Myers falling backwards over a balcony.

James also did stunt work on "The Fog" and "Escape from New York" among other films ... and even wrote and directed a handful of movies.

He was 85.


Jerry Jones Halloween Costume Plays Into Harmful Stereotype ... Blind Org. Says

Halloween costumes like Jerry Jones' "blind referee" play into stereotypes that the visually impaired are incompetent ... so says the National Federation of the Blind, which tells TMZ Sports these kinds of outfits are "harmful."

Jerry dressed up in a ref uniform and sported sunglasses and a walking stick over the holiday weekend ... in an attempt to playfully go after NFL officials for missing penalty calls.

While Jones certainly isn't the first person to sport the costume, the NFB tells us it's an "unfortunate" choice ... especially because it leans into the underlying stereotype that the blind are "incompetent."

"When anyone perpetuates that stereotype, it's harmful," Chris Danielsen, the NFB's director of PR tells us ... pointing out nearly 70% of blind people are unemployed.

Instead of ripping into the Cowboys owner for his choice, Danielsen believes this can be a teachable moment for Jones and anyone else considering wearing costumes that make light of the blind.

"He does have blind Cowboys fans," Danielsen added. "They show up at games and put on headsets or listen on the radio. It may be something for him to think about."

Danielsen says there are plenty of blind people who want to be more involved in sports in any capacity ... and the "blind referee" costume only complicates things for them.

There was another potential issue with Jones' outfit -- owners and coaches are subject to fines for publicly criticizing league officials -- but the NFL elected not to punish him.

Crenshaw Cougars Youth Football Gifted $45K In Rare Sneakers ... Trick or Treat?!

Hold the Almond Joys ... the Crenshaw Cougars youth football team got something wayyy better than fun-size candy bars this Halloween -- the kids were treated to nearly $45,000 worth of rare kicks like Jordans and Off-Whites!!

33 players, all 10 years old and younger, received brand new sneakers from Cool Kicks ... courtesy of their coach Big U, a community leader who runs Developing Options ... a non-profit aimed at keeping young kids off the streets.

And, we're not just talking about your standard pair of athletic shoes.

The sneakers cost anywhere from several hundred to over three thousand dollars(!!!) ... and included several Jordan 1 x Travis Scott, Brooklyn Off-White Air Force 1's, and many other incredibly rare pairs. The bill cost an astonishing $44,697.90.


To make the "Trunk or Treat" event a reality, U teamed up with Jas Mathur ... who along with pal Jona Rechnitz, helped hand out the sneakers at Crenshaw H.S.

The kids also got candy and an up-close look at some really cool cars ... courtesy of Hood Muscle Cars (HMC) car club. Many of the cars were decked out in spooky Halloween decorations ... complete with skulls, spiderwebs, and gravestones.

It was an awesome night for the kids ... now the freshest football team in the country!

Tom Brady Dresses Up W/ Kids For Halloween ... No Sign Of Gisele


9:12 AM PT -- Tom was seen taking the kids shopping for Halloween costumes on Sunday.


On Monday, they visited the Humane Society Animal Shelter before setting out on a night of trick-or-treating.

Tom Brady appeared to be on his own for trick-or-treating with the kids -- the Tampa Bay Buccaneers superstar threw on a grim reaper costume for the Halloween festivities ... with no sign of Gisele Bündchen.

Brady posted a pic alongside 9-year-old Vivian and Ben, 12, on Monday ... and he was seemingly in good spirits -- cracking a joke about his all-black attire.

The quarterback and supermodel were known to do cute couples costumes over the course of their 13-year marriage ... including their famous avocado and toast get-up.

TB12 previously said he always left the costume ideas up to the wife ... but given their recent divorce, that's probably out of the question now.

Brady's outfit is about as scary as the Bucs season ... they're currently 3-5 and on a three-game losing streak.

Despite the surprising lack of success on the field, Brady is adamant the divorce is not the reason behind the struggles ... saying he's dealt with personal issues throughout his career.

Heidi Klum Annual Halloween Party ... New Chief Twit 'Stumed in Red

Heidi Klum's annual party brought out all the big celebs, but none were more in the spotlight than Elon Musk ... who had everyone seeing red.

The new Twitter chief showed up Monday night to the Moxy Hotel in NYC, where Klum was hosting her 21st annual gala of getups. He was dressed as some sort of warrior with pretty intricate crimson armor.

His mom was there too ... Maye Musk showed up at one point near Elon, dressed in goth-themed garb. A lot of eyes were on them, without a doubt -- the Twitter buy-out is top of mind these days, and EM's stunts have thrust him to the front of many conversations.


Anyway, the rest of the costumes were pretty sweet too ... including the one worn by the host. She was transformed from head to toe (and even beyond) as a fishing hook worm, with incredible attention to detail ... right down to the ribbing along the body.

Her husband, Tom Kaulitz, was dressed as a fisherman ... and Heidi was his oversized bait. At one point, though, she lost the worm suit and showed off her figure underneath.

Other stars who showed up dressed to impress -- Ice-T and Coco, Heather Graham, Julia Fox, Chloe Kim, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Kim Petras, Questlove and more.


The costumes were certainly impressive ... and cap off a packed weekend that was full of famous monsters and ghouls who did back-to-back-to-back nights in parties -- with Heidi's obviously being the last stop.

Her get-togethers are kinda legendary, as are her 'stumes. Happy Halloween!

Khloe & Tristan Nope, Nothing Romantic Here ... Just Doing it for The Kids

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson certainly raised a lot of eyebrows this weekend with many wondering if the former couple had rekindled things yet again ... but we're told it simply isn't happening.

Kim Kardashian held a massive Halloween bash at her Hidden Hills estate for all of the youngins in the Kardashian/Jenner family. However, a video recap North posted from the party had everyone talking because you see Tristan front and center.

Sources connected to both Khloe and Tristan tell us ... he was only there to spend some time with his son and daughter -- he and Khloe aren't an item in any romantic capacity.

What's more, we're told he and Khloe have repaired their relationship to a point where it's easy to co-parent, and Khloe wants Tristan to be able to attend holidays and fun events for their kids for the rest of their lives without drama.

We're told at this time, there's not a chance Khloe would get back with Tristan romantically -- he's destroyed those chances -- they're in a really good place and he's a great dad.


TMZ broke the story, Khloe and Tristan hired a surrogate to bring another baby into the world. However, unbeknownst to Khloe, Tristan had gotten another woman pregnant ... embarrassing Khloe by cheating on her once again.


Interestingly enough, it was just last week on an episode of 'Kardashians' when Khloe shouted Tristan was a "liar" at a premiere party screening of the show's first season.

Stassie Karanikolaou Throws Halloween Banger ... Lil Nas X, MGK, Megan Fox & More!!!

Stassie Karanikolaou is taking after her BFF Kylie Jenner when it comes to throwing a banger ... she had a huge Halloween party and some of the biggest celebs pulled up in killer 'fits.

The shindig went down Halloween night at Delilah in L.A., and Stassie stunned in her take on Medusa.

Lots of stars pulled up in their season's best including ... Lil Nas X, Tyga, and David Dobrik. MGK and Megan Fox also showed up in their couples costume.

Among other big names in the building ... Tana Mongeau, Todd Gurley, Wiz Khalifa and girlfriend Aimee Aguilar, Diplo, Addison Rae and Omer Fedi.

Chantel Jeffries, Bronny James, Adam Lambert, Anwar Hadid also were in attendance for the affair -- which seemed to be lacking spookiness, but more than made up for it with the badass costumes.

Of course, there were a ton of big Halloween parties all over town to close out the holiday. Down in ATL, Nelly threw a Motown-themed bash where Usher, Teyana Taylor, Kandi Burruss and Jermaine Dupri showed up and showed out.

Elvira Kylie Looks Great as Me, But ….

Kylie Jenner dressed up as Elvira for Halloween -- and she's got the horror queen's stamp of approval, with one proviso.

Elvira tells TMZ ... "I didn’t get a heads up that Kylie was doing the costume, but she did the costume justice and it was very flattering." While it sounds like Elvira was digging the shout-out, she goes on to say an actual digital name-drop would've been appreciated.

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She adds, "It would have been even more flattering if she tagged me."

Kylie threw up at least 4 different Instagram posts showing off her costume -- which was recreated to match Elvira's iconic look to a T. You can tell she respects the one and only, but as Elvira mentions ... Kylie never really connected the virtual dots for a notification.

She did tag the studio that shot these, and even gave herself a nickname ... "kyvira." Kylie got a lot of love in the comments, but it doesn't appear that Elvira herself said anything. It's also unclear if she officially "liked" any of Kylie's posts.

The message can hopefully be relayed here though ... Elvira's grateful for the love, but go all the way next time!

Celebrity Costumes Dressin' Up For The 'Gram ... Professional Halloween Photo Shoots!

Celebrities don't hold back when it comes to Halloween costumes ... but some of them are donning creative fits just for their socials -- so take a peek at some of the best pro shoots from the spooky season!

Kylie Jenner fought off aliens in space, Cardi B took a trip to Springfield as Marge Simpson, and Lizzo made Muppets sexy with a Miss Piggy homage ... but they make up a fraction of the stars that rocked a costume while avoiding steppin' out!

Kendall Jenner took "Toy Story" to infinity and beyond -- snappin' some hot pics as Jessie during her Halloween photo shoot.

Winnie Harlow's making us go head over fins, taking a plunge under the sea as Ariel from "The Little Mermaid."

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker slashed the costume game ... gettin' dolled up together as Chucky and his bride.

Safe to say these celebs win Halloween for costumes alone ... but sometimes the look is just too good to be taken to a party!

Flesh-n-Bone No Ouija This H'ween ... God's Issuing Ass Whoopings!!!


Halloween comes with all sorts of rituals, and maybe even seances ... but Flesh-n-Bone is issuing a warning for trick-or-treaters to avoid Ouija boards at all costs!!!

TMZ Hip Hop caught the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rapper out at LAX on All Hallows' Eve and he admits he's a firm believer in the spirit occult, and that's why he's telling everyone to be careful what you conjure ... because you just might get it!!!

Ouija boards became a bigger deal in the mainstream in the '90s, thanks in part to Bone featuring them in skits appearing on their first 2 albums ... "Creepin on ah Come Up" and "E. 1999 Eternal."

He now thinks God is pulling off his belt and spanking those who don't get the memo about messing with dark forces.

Flesh also tackled Bone Thugs' current and final tour run as a quintet.

We broke the story ... Bizzy Bone announced he was officially leaving the touring sector to Krayzie, Layzie, Wish and Flesh ... something we're now told the group had no say in before Bizzy went public.

Flesh says he was caught by surprise by Bizzy's revelation but says every member of Bone is accountable for his own actions at this phase of the group's career.

In any event, Flesh says he's proud of his new Halloween-themed "To The Bone (Remix)," where he features the next crop of Bone Thugs-speed spitters.

Flesh says he and the fellas still have an open door waiting for Bizzy ... they're just not sure when (or if) he'll ever walk through it again.

TMZ's Halloween 2022 Cool Costumes!!! Barbie, Ben, Nick, 'Hocus Pocus' & So Many More!!!

It's Halloween again ... and per usual, TMZ staffers went all out for their costumes.

Check out the staff's getups this year -- which touch on all the pop culture moments. We got Barbie and Ken, Nick Cannon and his many baby mamas, Ben Affleck, the 'Hocus Pocus' crew ... and more!

Some other highlights -- Queen Elizabeth and her corgis, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Quinta Brunson and Jimmy Kimmel, the Ohio fishing cheaters, Mario/Luigi/Peach and even Richard Simmons.

There's also Kim and Pete, Adam Levine's DMs, Jack Sparrow, Minions, Tom Brady and his estranged wife Gisele, Gordy the monkey, climate change activists/art vandals, Julia Fox, Prison Mike, Macho Man, Guy Fieri, Coolio, BeReal, Alice in Wonderland ... and even one of the infamous Gap and Kanye trash bags!

Some of these are pretty timely, we know -- but hey ... TMZ knows a good snapshot when we see it. And, 2022 is no different.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Diddy Dodges Halloween Fight Night ... Dressed as Joker


Diddy's ultimate transformation into Heath Ledger's Joker this Halloween was so well done, his antics almost baited an actor into fighting him on the street!!!

The Bad Boy Records mogul was making his rounds in Los Angeles over the weekend ... when he almost came to blows with actor Michael J. Ferguson, who plays "2Bit" in 50 Cent's "Power" series.

You can see things get tense between the two, though it's unclear what the problem is. Michael is surrounded by plenty of Diddy's entourage, some of who are wearing the same clown masks as Joker's henchman from "The Dark Knight" ... but Michael doesn't back down.

Diddy cackles like a madman and it appears Michael doesn't recognize him, but challenges him to step. Finally, Diddy breaks character ... revealing his real voice ... causing Michael to laugh and the two men to embrace as cooler heads prevail.

Diddy invited Michael to cool off further at his after-party ... as he's all about spreading "love" these days ... much like his interaction with Tyler, The Creator earlier in the evening.


Tyler called Diddy's performance "next-level" ... mirroring reactions from the likes of Tamar Braxton, who 👑 him king of Halloween, to his own son Quincy, who couldn't believe the entire fight almost happened!!!


Introduce a little anarchy ... and everything becomes chaos, eh Diddy?

NFL's Jonathan Owens Steamy Halloween Pics W/ Simone Biles ... Handful Of 🍑!!!

Jonathan Owens had full control of Simone Biles' flames on Halloween ... grabbing a handful of his future wife in some steamy fireman-costumed pics!!

The Olympic gold medalist shared the hot photos on Sunday ... showing the Houston Texans safety getting a little handsy for the October holiday.

Biles was rockin' a 2-piece 'fit with flames all over it ... while Owens -- wearing fireman overalls and an FD cap -- made sure the blaze didn't get too out of control.

Biles asked her 6 million IG followers to give the sexy post a caption ... and one fan obliged, writing, "I don't think he wants to put that fire out. He just wants to tame it. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥"

Another person said, "Costumes 🔥. Baby Im on fire, come water me down. 😍" while someone else called Owens the "luckiest firefighter ever."

This is the couple's first Halloween together as future husband and wife ... Owens just proposed to the gymnast with a 3-carat oval diamond ring in February after two years of dating.

Seems they've got the whole couples costume thing down pat ... can't wait the 365 days to see the next one!

Khloe Kardashian Tristan May Be a 'Liar' ... But Hey, It's Halloween, So Come On In!!!


Khloe Kardashian sure seems enraged at her ex, Tristan Thompson, but she's not letting it get in the way of co-parenting, because he was front and center at their Halloween shindig.

The Kardashians held a little get-together this weekend for the kids, and the ex-couple showed up on North West's TikTok compilation ... appearing in the same shot at one point, but not interacting much.

Khloe was in a full-body catsuit, while Tristan was shielded in an Iron Man mask. Their daughter, True, was dressed up as the Disney character Owlette ... and the newest addition to their family, the baby boy, was in a Tigger costume. True held her baby bro but his face wasn't visible.

Mama bear wrote ... "Owlette and Tigger aka True and Baby Brother. (Shhhhh…. But I can't wait for Halloween to be over)."

Nothing too crazy here ... it's just Khloe and Tristan co-parenting as they've done in the past. Of course, his most recent cheating scandal -- resulting in the birth of a baby with Maralee Nichols -- has led some to believe he's iced out of the picture. That's clearly not the case.


As you see, they can be in the same space with no issues.

Celebs on Halloween Best Costumes o' the Year!!!

These stars don't shy away from going all out on Halloween ... so we're taking a look at some of the best costumes of 2022's spooky season!!!

Kylie Jenner took Elvira to a whole new level -- think 'Mistress of the Dark' meets "WAP" -- while Hailey Bieber went full floral in homage to Saint Laurent Haute Couture 1999 ... and that's just a couple of killer costumes that won us over.

Jordyn Woods paid tribute to Diana Ross ... rockin' a sequined costume, fit for a Supreme!

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox wore their Sunday best -- puttin' an unholy spin on a costume like only they could.

That wasn't the only costume choice from MGK and Megan ... the two went as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee at the Casamigos Halloween party -- alongside a ton of other celebs in their best looks!

Stars In Sexy Halloween Costumes Guess Who!

Hollywood has really stepped up their sexy costume game for the 2022 Halloween season ... Get into the freaky feeling with these Halloween hotties who have slipped into their finest (and most revealing) costumes!

Check out our gallery of this year's hottest Halloweeners that graced social media while wearing practically nothing in the outfit department ...  and see if you can guess which celeb is behind the crazy costumes!

Proceed with caution: looks include angels in little white lace, devious devils in red-hot looks, and naughty maids cleaning house, and much more classic styles to have you saying trick-or-treat!

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