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Harrison Ford

Crash Video

Eyewitnesses: 'I Hope He's Gonna Make It!'

3/6/2015 6:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Three guys who were near the Santa Monica Airport freaked out as they watched Harrison Ford's plane go down seconds before it crashed.

It appears at least 2 of the men were movers, who were blocks from the airport when they looked up and saw Harrison's WWII plane gliding in ... with the engine stopped.

It's as if they're trying to will the plane to the airport ... rooting it on as it makes the glide.  

Listen closely to the audio ... you never hear an engine noise, which reinforces their notion that the plane had no power.

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Aaron Hernandez Case

The Smoking Ganja?

1st Pic of Joint Found at Murder Scene

15 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

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Here it is ... the first picture of the joint that prosecutors believe links Aaron Hernandez to the murder of Odin Lloyd. 

Officials say the joint was found at the murder scene in Massachusetts ... and contains Aaron's DNA.  Prosecutors also believe the joint contain's Lloyd's DNA. 

Officials believe both men puffed from the same marijuana cigarette ... which they say further proves that Hernandez was at the scene when Lloyd was killed. 

As we previously reported, prosecutors also have video of Hernandez at a gas station roughly 90 minutes before the murder ... in the same car that was spotted at the murder scene.

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Nick Gordon

Checks into Rehab

After Dr. Phil Taping

3/6/2015 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nick Gordon checked into rehab for drugs after ranting he might kill himself during a taped appearance with Dr. Phil.

Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend sat down with Dr. Phil in Atlanta earlier this week for what he thought would be an interview -- but we're told it was more like an intervention organized by Phil and Gordon's mother.

During the taping, Gordon talked about committing suicide if Bobbi Kristina didn't pull out of the coma. We're told Gordon's mother complained her son was severely depressed and abusing drugs.  

It's unclear where Gordon is getting treatment and for how long.

Harrison Ford

VIDEO Of Takeoff

40 Seconds Before Crash

3/6/2015 6:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained video of Harrison Ford's WW2 vintage plane, rumbling down the Santa Monica Airport runway ... just seconds before Ford realized something was seriously wrong with the aircraft.

A pilot who was taxiing to the runway spotted Ford's plane and shot the video, NOT because Harrison was piloting the plane. The other pilot just thought Ford's plane looked awesome ... he had no idea Ford was the pilot.

The pilot who shot the video says he waved at Ford, who returned the wave and then accelerated for takeoff.

The video stops just before Ford's plane became airborne. The other pilot had no clue of the looming trouble.

Chris Brown

Wanted a Baby for Years ...

With Karrueche!

3/6/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0305_chris_brown_karrueche-tran_baby_tmz_composite_2Chris Brown's been jonesin' to be a daddy for a long time, and tried to get Karrueche Tran to be the baby mama -- but before there was a bun in the oven, she wanted a ring on her hand.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Chris and Karrueche had the baby talk frequently for at least the last 2 years -- and she was down to have a tiny CB ... IF he would make her an honest woman.

We're told KT feels strongly about marriage before kids, and stood her ground with Chris. Although he stepped up with a couple of diamonds last Christmas -- he couldn't close the deal ... since they weren't engagement rings. 

Karrueche was also worried about derailing her budding acting career.

Even though she wasn't ready yet ...we're told Karrueche still thought she and Chris would have kids together in the future. As one source put it, she's "devastated he did this" with a side chick.

Like the lady said ... "One can only take so much."

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Scott Disick

Bails Last Minute on UK Clubs

... Via Twitter

3/6/2015 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Scott Disick continues to piss people off all over the U.K. -- this time by bailing on two club appearances at the very last minute ... and the clubs only found out by checking Twitter.

Disick was supposed to appear at Portsmouth’s Switch club and Bournemouth’s Cameo club, but instead jetted off to Paris to hang at Fashion Week with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kris Jenner and Kendall Jenner

Switch nightclub blasted him, saying ... "Scott Disick has let us know via his manager's Twitter at 9.30pm that he cannot come tonight due to 'unforeseen circumstances.' The real truth is he's gone to Paris to party and ignore his fans."

Switch continued, "These famous for nothing celebs have too much money and don't realise [sic] they are letting down venues, ruining peoples reputations and livelihood, and their fans." 

Disick has two more club appearances scheduled in the U.K. for Friday night -- and both clubs say Disick's people have assured them he'll be back from Paris in time.

Disick is already in hot water for his behavior at an appearance earlier this week. The organizers plan to sue him, claiming his poor attitude and general disinterest cost them a lot of money. 

  
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Steve Francis

Chain Recovery Engineered By Rap God

3/6/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0305_j_prince_steve_francis_gettySteve Francis doesn't just have the Sauce Twinz to thank for the return of his chain -- it was ultimately engineered by J. Prince ... one of the most powerful men in hip hop, TMZ Sports has learned. 

We broke the story ... the NBA legend was chain snatched by some dumbass at a Sauce Twinz concert in Houston last weekend. 

Now, we've learned ... Francis has some powerful friends in Houston -- including Prince, who not only runs Rap-A-Lot Records, but is known in the rap community as a guy you just don't mess with. 

Also, the Sauce Twinz are managed by YEMG ... the management group owned by Prince's son, Jas

Sources connected to Prince tell us once he learned the chain went missing ... he put out word, "The chain must be returned."

That's when the Twinz and their pals went into "super recovery mode" to track down the culprit. 

And surprise surprise, the chain turned up a short time later ... and will be reunited with Francis. 

BTW -- you may remember J. Prince as the guy who issued a "courtesy call" to all of Drake's enemies including Diddy and Suge Knight ... warning them to back off Drizzy, another Prince associate. 

Bottom line -- it's good to know J. Prince. 

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Madonna

Sky's The Limit ...

In Epic Tel Aviv Penthouse

3/6/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kabbalah has led Madonna to the Holy Land ... the Material Girl is designing a massive two-story mega-retreat perched atop a soaring Tel Aviv skyscraper.

Sources close to the deal say Madge's nearly 2-year wait is over and she is finalizing the details on a completely customized 12,000 sq. ft. condo towering high above the White City -- all for a cool $20 mil.

0305_madonna_new_house_balcony_berggruen-residentialIf the 360 degree view of the Mediterranean from her rooftop pool isn't vogue enough ... we're told she's outfitting her 2-floor crib with a first-class gym, and a sprawling living room. The crib is prime real estate ... sitting atop a 42-story tower designed by renowned Getty architect Richard Meier.

She'll have some famous neighbors ... Scott Disick recently scored a Tel Aviv condo and Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are also rumored to be hunting for a hideaway there.

We reached out to mega-realtor Tomer Friedman who reps the building ... so far no word back. 

Mazel tov, Madge!

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Harrison Ford

Plane Crashes

[Video Update: Paramedics Treat Harrison]

3/5/2015 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar6:20 PM PT -- A rep for Ford says, "Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which stalled upon takeoff." They added, "He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely.  The injuries sustained are not life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery."

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5:05 PM PT -- TMZ just obtained video of first responders on the scene treating Harrison ... just yards away from the plane he just crash landed on the golf course.

5:00 PM PT -- Harrison's son Ben just tweeted, "At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is."

4:30 PM PT -- We've obtained intense audio of Harrison talking to the Santa Monica Airport control tower just moments after he'd taken off. Listen ... you hear him report engine failure and request an emergency return to the airport. 

4:41 PM PT --  A witness who was golfing at the time of the crash tells us she heard the engine sputter ... and watched the plane do a "nose dive straight on the 8th hole tee box."

The witness adds, "I was one of the first people to run from the hole toward the plane. 4 to 5 men pulled the pilot out of the plane."

"They got him away from the plane. They were concerned it would catch on fire."

"Two doctors were there – and they had a 1st aid box with them. He was conscious, talking a little -- a HUGE cut on his head."

The witness tells us the cut was VERY deep -- "A swath of his skin was missing. There was blood dripping down his face."update_grey_gray_barA small plane piloted by Harrison Ford has crash-landed at an L.A. golf course ... but we're told the actor has survived. 

TMZ has learned ... Ford was piloting what appears to be a vintage 2-seater fighter plane Thursday ... when something went wrong and he crashed into Penmar golf course in Venice, CA. Remarkably, it appears Ford veered off course from the runway in order to avoid crashing into homes.

0305_plane_and_runway_foxWe're told Ford suffered multiple gashes to his head and was bleeding. Two doctors who happened to be at the golf course rushed over to treat the actor. 

Emergency personnel arrived to the scene a short time later. Ford was transported to a nearby hospital. 

72-year-old Ford is a longtime aviator -- piloting planes and helicopters -- and has crashed multiple times in the past. 

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Corey Feldman

This One Goes Out to Corey Haim

[AUDIO]

3/6/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

It took him 5 years, but Corey Feldman is finally ready to honor his BFF Corey Haim in song -- recording a tribute to him to mark the upcoming anniversary of his death.

The song is called "Remember 222" and will be released March 10th. Haim died in 2010 from pneumonia and a bad heart.

The title refers to Haim's favorite number -- which, as Feldman has pointed out for years ... is eerily similar to his own fave digits ... 22.

Interestingly, the lyrics make reference to the Coreys' drug history: "Made the most of every day ... we altered our reality." It also features dialogue from some of their movies ... like "The Lost Boys," and "Dream a Little Dream." 

It ain't "I'll Be Missing You" ... but it's the thought that counts. 

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Little Joshua in

'Life Is Beautiful'

'MEMBA HIM?!

3/6/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0305_Giorgio_Cantarini_life_is_beautiful_now_launchGiorgio Cantarini is best known for playing the oblivious little boy Joshua -- opposite Roberto Benigni as his father Guido -- in the 1997 drama "Life Is Beautiful." Guess what he looks like now!

'Street Outlaws' Driver

Murder Charges

For Street Racing Accident

3/5/2015 2:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Izzy Valenzuela Arrested Murder

Izzy Valenzuela -- who appeared on the Discovery channel show "Street Outlaws" -- was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of murder for his role in a street racing accident.

According to the L.A. County D.A.'s Office, Valenzuela was racing another man, Michael Gevorgyan, on February 25 when Gevorgyan lost control of his car and crashed into a crowd.

Two people in the crowd died and a third was injured.

Los Angeles has strict street racing laws, which is why Valenzuela is being charged even though his car didn't kill anyone. He's currently in jail, and prosecutors want him held on $2 million bail.

If convicted, Valenzuela faces 33 years to life in prison.

TMZ spoke to Valenzuela the day after the fatal street race -- we had a tip he might have been involved, though he claimed he'd been at his auto shop that night ... and wasn't involved.

'Storage Wars' Star to A&E

Pay Up or

I'm OUT!!

3/5/2015 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The A&E hit show "Storage Wars" could lose one of its biggest stars ... because of guys who are younger, cheaper and hungrier.

Sources connected to "Storage Wars" veteran Darrell Sheets tell us the network is going to cut his pay in half, from around $30k an episode to $15k.

And there's more bad news for Sheets ... we're told he's slated to appear in only 4 of the show's 26 episodes. Sheets thinks the handwriting is on the wall -- he's being phased out so the network can put in new guys who will work for a lot less.

Our Sheets sources say he's willing to walk, because he's gotten offers to do other TV shows.

A rep from A&E tells TMZ they plan to go forward with the season,  whether Darrell's a part of it or not.

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