Steve Buscemi‘s wife died earlier this week, and the funeral was a moving funeral at their NYC home … TMZ has learned.
We’re told Jo Andres died either last Monday or over last weekend. On Monday, friends and family began arriving at their Brooklyn home. It appears the funeral service — at the home — was held last Tuesday and the burial was Wednesday.
We’re told there were around 20 people at the service, including Steve’s co-star from “The Big Lebowski” John Turturro and Aida Turturro from “The Sopranos.” Steve’s brother Michael and Steve’s son Lucian were also there.
FDNY blocked off the street Wednesday as the wicker casket was removed from the home. As you know, Buscemi was a volunteer FDNY firefighter on 911.
The company that showed up to do the prep work for the funeral specializes in home funerals and “natural burials” … where the body is not embalmed and typically the final resting place is in a “natural setting.” Everything is biodegradable and one of the purposes is to preserve the environment.
Steve and Jo were married for 30 years. They had a son, Lucian, who’s 29.
Kevin Spacey couldn’t make it home from his alleged sexual assault hearing Monday without catching more heat from the law — he got pulled over in Washington, D.C.
Spacey was behind the wheel after leaving Reagan National Airport when cops lit him up for speeding. In the video, you see officers talking to him — the whole license and registration routine. BTW, the guy riding shotgun with him is his attorney.
The photog asks officers if they gave Spacey a ticket, but the police were mum. Instead, they chastise the guy for pulling over on the road to record the moment on camera.
Law enforcement sources tell us Spacey got off without a ticket. The officer let him go with a verbal warning.
Considering his bigger legal woes at the moment, we’re guessing he was grateful to be let off easy. We’re guessing Spacey had just landed at the airport after flying in from Massachusetts, where he appeared in court this morning.
‘Real Housewives’ star Danielle Staub just got her estranged husband, Marty Caffrey, the hell outta the house … TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the situation tell us police in Englewood, NJ responded to Danielle’s home Thursday for a domestic disturbance involving Marty. We’re told cops removed Marty, but did not arrest him or charge him with any crime.
Sources close to Danielle tell TMZ … she went to cops Wednesday night seeking a protective order against Marty, and it was granted Thursday. We’re told she feels he is putting her through “emotional torment.” There haven’t been any physical or direct threats as far as we’ve heard, but we’re told Danielle thinks he’s “toying” with her while they’ve continued living together during a nasty divorce.
Specifically, our sources say Danielle believes Marty has purposely loosened light bulbs, turned off power and cut off hot water sporadically just to screw with her. We’re told he has another place where he could live while they hash things out in court, but insists on staying in their home.
Danielle thinks he’s trying to drag out the divorce because he’s shot down 4 offers to settle … according to our sources.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magrohas been named a “person of interest” in an alleged burglary at the home of his baby mama, JenHarley, hours after the couple broke up following a nasty fight at a Vegas club … TMZ has confirmed.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Ronnie and Jen got into a huge fight a little after midnight during a NYE party. We’re told Jen set off the fight when she spilled a drink on Ronnie’s shoes, and Ron eventually stormed off.
We’re told when Jen got home later that night, she found her home ransacked … someone smashed a flat-screen TV, a vase, pictures and glass frames. Jen told cops she believes Ronnie broke in and started wreaking havoc, because whoever did it let themselves in. Ronnie and Jen do not live together.
Law enforcement sources say Ronnie is not a suspect, because there are no witnesses or video evidence he committed the alleged burglary, but we’re told cops would like to speak with the “Jersey Shore” star.
As for the night’s timeline … we’re told Ronnie and Jen started fighting at 2:15 AM, police arrived at Jen’s home at 3:32 AM, but Ronnie was not there.
Loretta Powell — known for representing the U.S. in the 1959 Miss World pageant — came home one day to find her tenant throwing her stuff out and renovating the place … after allegedly scamming her out of the deed to her property.
The story’s pretty crazy, but law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Powell — now in her late 80s — met a man named David Lee Jones in 2014 while getting some tests at the hospital, and soon afterward he began renting a room she had available in her L.A.-area home.
Three years later in July 2017, Loretta called police on Jones, claiming he was slowly destroying the house she built and lived in for many years … and she didn’t know how to stop him.
We’re told cops questioned Jones, who claimed he owned the $ 1.9 million home because Loretta signed it over to him, and turns out he was right — but allegedly because he got her to sign the paperwork after she had hip surgery in 2016 while she was doped up on morphine.
Our sources say cops arrested Jones the next day, and he was ultimately charged with theft from elder, a felony. He’s also facing a charge of vandalism of property worth more than $ 400.
And, get this — cops discovered Lee was a man of many names, using a handful of aliases over the years.
The house of All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert — located on the property where he was mysteriously found dead — might be on the foreclosure market soon.
As we reported … the body of the heavy metal band’s co-founder was discovered in a pond near his Connecticut home on October 16. Cops were dispatched to his residence after his wife reported him missing, and after searching the area … found Herbert reportedly facedown in inches deep water at the edge of the pond.
According to reports … the rocker hadn’t paid the mortgage on his $ 132k home months before his death and, in June, docs were filed as a notice of foreclosure. Herbert didn’t contest it, and last week attorneys for the mortgage company filed docs to immediately repossess the home.
His wife, Elizabeth, reportedly still lives there.
Herbert’s death was ruled “undetermined” by the state’s Chief Medical Examiner, who said it would remain that way unless new information is revealed.
Cops are reportedly still investigating.
Herbert was one of the founders of ATR and was their lead guitarist for 20 years at the time of his death. The band announced they’d likely name his permanent replacement in 2019.