Young Dolph Turkey Giveaway Continues Despite Tragic Killing

Young Dolph was brutally murdered, but his efforts to lift his community up are still going strong, including one act of kindness he was supposed to complete the day he was killed.

Dolph was behind a series of charity events all this week, handing out turkeys and groceries to families in need. He was supposed to show up at one of those events Wednesday, but that plan was tragically cut short when two men opened fire hours earlier, killing the rapper.

While still devastated, reps from Dolph's Paper Route record label rallied to get the charity event back on track for Friday ... and giving out hundreds of birds to needy families on a day when Dolph would have done it himself.

Dolph had previously established the IdaMae Family Foundation -- named for his grandmother -- and we're told those closest to him know he would've wanted the event to continue, despite his absence.

As we reported, police have released photos of the alleged shooters and their getaway car ... but no arrests have been made and suspects have not been released.

One constant story that continues to be echoed in his loss is how much Dolph did for his community, and thankfully the people around him seem to want to carry that tradition forward.

Mookie Betts Dances His Face Off At L.A. Charity Event ... Turkey Handouts With A Side Of Moves!!!

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Mookie Betts showed off his big heart at a Thanksgiving charity event on Wednesday -- and then he showed off his dance moves ... and it was all awesome!!!

The MLB superstar was out at Algin Sutton Recreation Center in South L.A. -- just a few miles from Dodger Stadium -- giving away turkey dinners with a side of moves.

The 29-year-old passed out birds and all the fixin's to those in need ... and then he hit the Wobble with a bunch of people in attendance.

Check out the footage, it's clear the dude can play baseball well AND dance at a high level too!!!

As for the event, it was a Brotherhood Crusade affair that officials say Mookie had a hand in inspiring.

The giveaway included whole turkeys, vegetables and corn bread dressing -- and it ain't hard to see everyone there was stoked for the free dinners.

Props to Betts for the charitable act -- up next, maybe an appearance on "Dancing With the Stars"!?!

'Elf' Costume Auctioned For Nearly $300k ... Way More Than Expected!!!

Buddy the Elf's favorite color might as well be green ... because someone snatched up the famous costume from the Will Ferrell movie for 10 times as much as the expected price.

The folks over at Prop Store are holding an auction for some of the most iconic film and TV props ever made ... and the winning bid on the "Elf" costume just came in at a whopping $296,702.66.

As we reported ... the outfit Will wore in the movie was expected to fetch between $27,600 and $41,000 ... so the winning bid is way over the projections.

No word on the identity of the winner bidder though ... we're told the mystery buyer is remaining private ... but whoever it was, they've got some pretty deep pockets and a love for the Christmas classic.

The auction includes 1,000 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia which could haul in around $7.6 million ... and it sounds like the milestone might be reached.

If you think the winning bid for the "Elf" costume is high, get a load of this ... the famous Wilson volleyball from the Tom Hanks movie "Castaway" just sold for $388,750.

Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Happy Diwali ... Sending Love and Light!!!

Nick Jonas says he's learning lots of new things from wife Priyanka Chopra ... and he's getting cultured on Indian holidays and traditions.

Nick and Priyanka celebrated Diwali -- India's festival of light -- at their Los Angeles home Thursday ... capping things off with a mini fireworks show by the pool.

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NJ says he's sending love and light to all, and adds ... "my beautiful wife has introduced me to so many wonderful Indian holidays and traditions. My heart is so full to be able to share this with our friends and family."

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Earlier in the day, Nick and Priyanka rang in Diwali morning with the ceremonial puja ... a ritual offering flowers to an image of a god.

As you can see, Nick and Priyanka were dressed in traditional Indian garb, and they look great.

Priyanka says of the ritual ... "With the blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi we invite Her grace and abundance into our home."

Nick Jonas ... man of culture!!!

Halloween Amazing Kobe Bryant Pumpkins ... 'Mamba Forever'

Kobe Bryant was showcased in an extravagant Halloween display in Los Angeles this spooky holiday ... with the Los Angeles Lakers legend getting a jaw-dropping pumpkin tribute.

The nod to the NBA icon was part of the "Nights of the Jack" at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas ... which is an annual over-the-top event that turns pumpkins into art pieces.

The festival included octopi, sharks and other animals ... as well as athletes getting the old-fashioned jack-o'-lantern treatment.

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But, the Black Mamba got his very own display ... showing Kobe in a #24 Lakers jersey with the phrase, "Mamba Forever," and his signature autograph.

The whole piece used several pumpkins to complete ... and the finished product is incredible.

Kobe’s daughter, Gianna, as well as LeBron James and WWE Hall of Fame Hulk Hogan also got the pumpkin treatment.

RIP Mamba.

Alessandra Ambrosio No Treats At Friend's House ... 'F*** Off,' Kids!!!

10:17 AM PT -- Turns out Alessandra's not the Halloween-Scrooge she appears to be ... we're told the pics show her in front of a friend's house in Santa Monica. She and her fam went there to visit and trick or treat -- but the sign was not her handiwork.

Alessandra Ambrosio apparently has an issue with trick or treaters showing up at her house -- because she literally told them to "f*** off."

Ya gotta see the signs the retired Victoria's Secret supermodel posted by her front door on Halloween -- one reads, "No Trick-Or-Treat Sorry :( "  ... and the other drives the point home further, saying "AKA F*** OFF :) "

The handwritten notes are taped right next to the doorbell ... so ya couldn't miss it, and Alessandra's even standing guard outside, pointing trick or treaters in another direction.

It's unclear what Alessandra's beef is with candy-seeking kids, because she's not against Halloween or trick or treating at other folks' homes -- she and her man, Richard Lee, dressed up the family in "Squid Game" costumes and took her son door-to-door asking for candy.

So, this is more of a "do as I say, not as I do" vibe from AA.

Ben & J Lo Trick or Treating with Kids In Same Hood as Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck's worlds are colliding, especially as it relates to the Jennifers in his life ... and it all came together on Halloween.

Ben and J Lo were trick or treating with their kids Sunday in the private, gated Malibu colony ... where her son, Max, and his son, Samuel, were decked out in costumes. We're told Max is the one in black, and Sam is the one in the blonde wig.

Unclear if their other children were present, but one person we know was in the same vicinity was BA's ex-wife, Jennifer Garner -- so presumably, the other kids were around as well ... as this appears to have been a private Halloween event in that community.

The photo agency that obtained these pics says both parties "bumped into" each other ... but they were never actually photographed together.

It is interesting though -- ya gotta figure there was some pre-Halloween planning between the co-parenting exes ... which means, Jen (Garner) and Jen (Lopez) are cool with sharing the same space. Oh, and Ben too.

That's a modern family Halloween!!!

Myles Garrett Dresses Up As Grim Reaper Lists Sack Victims

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That’s what Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett called himself on Halloween … dressing up as the Grim Reaper -- in a costume that featured an impressive list of QB's he's sacked.

Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, and Ben Roethlisberger all made the cut ... and had their names painted on the back of the Grim Reaper's back.

The costume was pretty cool ... Garrett was draped from head to toe in black, and rocked an orange mask. He even had a scythe.

We know the Browns defensive lineman takes Halloween very seriously. Remember, Garrett placed headstones of quarterbacks he sacked on his lawn in front of his Cleveland home.

The guys above weren't the only NFL stars to make the Reaper's back ... Cam Newton, Deshaun Watson, Jimmy Garoppolo, Jameis Winston and rookie QB Justin Fields also made the list.

In his short NFL career, Garrett has 53 career sacks. At this pace, Myles might run out of room by next Halloween.

Halloween 2021 Celeb Costumes Strictly Rated PG

Big Hollywood Halloween bashes Saturday night ... and most of the celebs stuck to tried-and-true costumes.

Darren Dzienciol's CARN*EVIL party was hosted by Alessandra Ambrosio in Bel Air. Lots of folks showed, including Meagan Good, Doja Cat, Tyga, Josie Canseco, Ryan Phillippe, Victoria Justice and Jeff Ross.

Another Halloween bash attracted the likes of Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner and Emma Roberts.

LeBron James killed it as Freddy Krugger, right?

There were various other parties as well, but all of the costumes were PG Halloween. Not so much over at the TMZ office Friday ... where several of us may have crossed the line!

Paris Hilton dressed up as Cinderella, Justin Bieber was a teddy bear, Dove Cameron played The Joker, and Jamie Foxx was a Gremlin. And, then there's Joe and Sophie who came as Paolo and Isabella from "The Lizzie McGuire Movie," and Emma Roberts who came as clown Hannah Stocking.

A good time had by all, though it wasn't very scary at all.

2021 Halloween Celebs Celebrate Hard in Hollywood!!!

Big Halloween night Friday in Hollywood ... big stars, fun costumes and lots of parties.

Leonardo DiCaprio showed up to Nicolas Berggruen's Bev Hills bash lookin' like Andy Warhol. Drake, on the other hand, just came as himself.

And, this is interesting ... with all the Facebook drama, guess who also showed up -- the Winklevoss bros!!! They're dressed as outta-this-world astronauts. And, Olivia Jade and sis, Isabella, showed up in "Black Swan" costumes, although they sure missed an opportunity, right? Rowers would have been awesome!!!

Beck showed up as a cowboy, and Simon Rex got into a "Top Gun" getup at another party deep in the Hollywood Hills. "13 Reasons Why" actor, Ross Butler, kept things honest as the sheriff.

And, now let's go to The Reserve in Downtown L.A., where Rich the Kid took on a Michael Myers look and Austin Mahone wore the we-knew-someone-would-wear-it tracksuit.

'Hocus Pocus' Star Omri Katz I Haven't Been Asked Back For Sequel

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The upcoming "Hocus Pocus" sequel sounds like it won't feature at least one of the original stars ... because Omri Katz says his phone has been bone-dry in regards to a potential return.

Omri, who played Max Dennison in the Disney cult classic, tells TMZ ... he hasn't been approached about being involved in "Hocus Pocus 2," even though he would be open to bringing back his character in some fashion.

While Omri says it would be great for the fans to have him and some of the other OG cast members make an appearance ... so far, only the witches -- Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy -- are known to be coming back for seconds.

Omri also tells us he remains close with his "Hocus Pocus" family ... hanging out with Thora Birch (Dani Dennison) and Vinessa Shaw (Allison), usually during spooky season when the film is most popular.

Filming on 'HP2' is already underway and the movie is scheduled for a release next October on Disney+, but Omri says his main concern is getting a marijuana business, The Mary Danksters, up and running.

Green magic, anyone?!!

Robert Woods Cops 'Freddy Vs. Jason' Cleats ... For Halloween Game

Halloween falling on an NFL Sunday doesn't happen often ... so Robert Woods made sure to take advantage of the occasion -- by coppin' awesome "'Freddy Vs. Jason" movie cleats!

TMZ Sports has learned the L.A. Rams receiver wanted to make sure he was all set with some scary cleats for the spooky holiday ... so he hit up his go-to artist, Joe Castro, to get the spikes done for his game against the Texans.

The 29-year-old decided to go with the 2003 horror film, "Freddy Vs. Jason" ... and Castro delivered.

You can see the pieces came out awesome ... they feature Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger on the side of the Nike cleats ... with a splash of blood painted on them too.

Castro tells us it took 7 hours to create the hockey-masked slasher and the bladed-glove slayer pieces ... and there's a good chance you'll see Woods wearing 'em during pregame warmups Sunday.

FYI, the last time Halloween fell on an NFL Sunday was 2010 -- so enjoy the rare opportunity for football AND trick-or-treating!!

Tristan Thompson Bringing Halloween Fun to Underprivileged Kids ... Costumes, Candy & Prizes!!!

Tristan Thompson just started his NBA season with a new squad, but his busy schedule isn't stopping him from making sure some underprivileged kids have a memorable Halloween.

The Sacramento Kings' power forward is teaming up with Alexandria House Friday to provide costumes, candy, games and prizes to children experiencing homelessness in L.A. We're told there will also be arts and crafts, face painting and special treats for those in attendance.

TT won't be able to attend the event in person -- the Kings are on the road -- but his generosity is helping to make the event possible.

Tristan has nothing but praise for Alexandria House, telling us, "This is a small way to express my support for the work Alexandria House does for our community, and I am grateful to be in a position to help my community celebrate the holiday."

Judy Vaughan, Founding Director of AH, tells us, "... it is a major significance that Tristan Thompson is not only providing a fun day for impoverished families but is also giving a national platform on homelessness, the housing crisis and the difficulties in healing from trauma and becoming stable."

As for the org, Alexandria House provides everything from free childcare to permanent housing and medical care for those in need within the community.

Halloween, 2021 'Squid Game' Costumes Banned ... At Some New York Elementary Schools

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Three elementary schools near Syracuse are banning "Squid Game" costumes this week, because they say it sends a message of violence to impressionable students.

The principals justify the prohibition because of what they call "the potential violent message aligned with the costume."

Parents from the 3 schools received emails saying, "We have observed some students at recess have been playing a version of [Squid Games] ... which is intended for mature audiences ages 16 and older. Due to concerns about the potential violent nature of the game, it is inappropriate for recess play or discussion at school" ... this according to WSTM, which obtained the emails.

The Superintendent of the school district, Craig Tice, told the Washington Post, "Because of this activity our principals wanted to make sure our families are aware that it would be inappropriate for any student to wear to school a Halloween costume from this show."

BTW ... "Squid Game" costumes are topping the list of Halloween getups ... at least on Insta.

As you know, "Squid Game" showcases children's games, like tug of war and red light/green light ... thing is, the losers get whacked.

Halloween 2021 Celebs In The Spooky Spirit

It's not quite Halloween yet, but that hasn't stopped Hollywood from getting into the spirit early ... showing off elaborate costumes, some solo, some in groups, and some paying tribute to their early acting days.

Celebs from 'Housewives' stars Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton -- who went as circus ringmasters and medical pros -- to Jason Biggs and his wife, who took the more traditional vampire route have already posted pics of their costumes.

However, it's Drew Barrymore who paid homage to her "Scream" roots, dressing up as her character, Casey Becker, from the horror classic ... complete with Ghostface.

Among some of the other notable getups -- Olympian Ryan Lochte and his crew went as the Addams Family, Charli D'Amelio as Charlie Brown and Travis Barker with Kourtney Kardashian as Sid and Nancy.

The holiday is quickly approaching, so expect a lot more looks, both elaborate and not, to pop up on social media and at A-list parties across the country ... cuz if there's one thing celebs love, it's playing pretend.

Drake Offers 2fer for Party Guests Celebrate My Birthday ... with Narcos!!!

Drake's birthday comes just before Halloween, so he combined the 2 Saturday night for a big costumed-themed bash that was all about the cartel!!!

The party went down on a gigantic sound stage at Goya Studios, and all sorts of folks showed up in costume. Now 35-year-old Drake dressed up as a cowboy/kingpin ... complete with a leather fringe jacket and the obligatory hat.

As for who showed up ... Offset, Jack Harlow, Larsa Pippen, Kawhi Leonard, Luka Sabbat, Future, 24kGoldn and many more of his famous pals.

Oh, and of course ... Drake's dad, Dennis Graham.

Drake was joyful as his friends and fam belted out "Happy Birthday" at the Chico Amante-themed bash. FYI ... the translation of Chico Amante is lover boy. A nod to his latest album, "Certified Lover Boy."

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BTW ... some folks decided not to dress up ... maybe it's a thing that it's too early, or they're saving their special duds for the following weekend.

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