2:10 P.M. PDT -- Inyo County officials tell us ... an autopsy was performed and the cause of death is heat stroke.
One of the villains from the "Harry Potter" movies -- British actor Dave Legeno -- died while hiking in Death Valley ... TMZ has learned.
Legeno's body was found by a pair of hikers on Sunday in an area so remote ... a CHP helicopter had to be called in to remove it.
50-year-old Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the 'Potter' movies. He was also in "Snatch."
The Inyo County Sheriff's Department (in CA) tells TMZ it appears Legeno died of heat related issues ... and may have been dead for 3-4 days before his body was discovered. Summer temps in Death Valley are known to go over 120 degrees.
We're told the coroner still has Legeno's body while his family makes plans.
He has a daughter in her 20s.
Dave was also a pretty successful MMA fighter in the UK ... with a professional record of 4-3.
Throws in Towel
In New Edition Concert Tour
7/11/2014 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bobby Brown has decided he just can't keep up with the boys ... because TMZ has learned he has now quit the New Edition tour ... for medical reasons.
Bobby was struggling to perform with his group in Mississippi last week ... huffing and puffing and eventually leaving the stage altogether.
Now Bobby's people tell TMZ ... the singer had "an intrusive medical procedure" and needed to go under the care of his doctor, making performing impossible.
We're told he was exhausted and fatigued and could not go through the motions on stage.
Bobby says, "I apologize to the fans of New Edition. I really wanted to be with my brothers, but presently I am unable to give the fans what they typically expect from New Edition."
'Glee' Star Becca Tobin
Boyfriend Found Dead in Philly Hotel
7/10/2014 9:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
1:56 P.M. PDT -- The coroner's office tells us ... an autopsy did NOT reveal the cause of death.
'Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik was found dead Thursday in a Philadelphia hotel ... TMZ has learned … and the circumstances surrounding his death are mysterious.
Sources close to the couple tell us Bendik -- a 35-year-old nightclub owner -- was in Philly on a business trip. We're told Tobin was not in Philly when he died.
A hotel maid found Bendik's body Thursday at around 1 PM. Law enforcement sources say the housekeeper found the body on the bed, face down.
Police are calling it a "sudden death" and they do not believe foul play was involved. They also say there's no evidence of suicide. And no weapons were found.
We're told no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found in the room. We know the detective's incident report makes no mention of medications in the room. And the report makes no mention of alcohol.
Bendik was last seen by a manager at a club in Philly, just before midnight Wednesday.
Bendik ran several major clubs around the country, but especially in Los Angeles … where he was the Director of Operations at DBA Nightclub. He also was a co-owner of AV Nightclub.
We're told Bendik was not known as a partier, and friends are shocked and devastated by his sudden death.
Calls to Tobin's reps have not been returned.
One eerie twist -- Sunday will mark one year since the death of Cory Monteith … who died in a Vancouver hotel room from a drug overdose.
DBA posted a tribute to Matt outside of the club.
Shortly before Matt went out Wednesday night, he posted a pic of Becca -- calling her out as his #WCW (woman crush Wednesday).
Nick Young & Iggy
WE'D NEVER DO A REALITY SHOW
Don't Wanna End Up Like Lamar Odom!
7/11/2014 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Young and Iggy Azalea tell TMZ Sports ... they'll NEVER try to keep up with the Kardashians in the world of reality TV ... because they don't wanna end up like Lamar and Khloe.
The Lakers star and the rapper were leaving Crustacean in Beverly Hills last night -- and seemed to be having so much fun with each other in front of the cameras, we asked if they would ever consider a reality show in their future.
Not only did Nick shoot down the idea -- but also used Lamar Odom as Exhibit A ... telling us things have gotten so bad between L.O. and K.K., they can't even go to the same nightclubs anymore.
And they aren't the only relationship that's fizzled after reality TV ... just ask:
-- Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
-- Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro
-- Hulk Hogan and Linda
-- Jon and Kate Gosselin
-- Whitney and Bobby
-- Kim K and Kris H.
-- Kim K and Reggie Bush
-- Britney and K-Fed
-- Kordell Stewart and Porsha
The list goes on, but you get the point.
'Fast & Furious 7'
Racing Scene SCRAPPED
We Can't Tolerate Another Death
7/11/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A critical scene for the upcoming "Fast & Furious 7" came to a screeching halt Thursday ... after studio suits pulled the plug because it was just too dangerous ... too risky.
Sources connected with the production tell TMZ ... the shoot was being prepped at the Willow Springs International Raceway near Palmdale -- 45 minutes from where Paul Walker tragically died.
Members of the crew tell TMZ ... producers brought in drivers who are "authentic street racers" for the scene, where a souped-up yellow Chevelle races another car and dramatically pops a wheelie, as bystanders stand right by the track and cheer. A similar scene appeared in the first F&F.
The scene was being prepped for several days. Vin Diesel and other stars were there. But just before filming, we're told the suits from Universal abruptly cancelled the shoot, saying it was too dangerous.
Someone who was at the track tells TMZ ... a person from the production told some staffers they couldn't get the proper insurance to shoot the race.
But the word circulating among the staff is that they are extremely cautious because of what happened to the star of their movie. They believe a second crash -- even though Paul's was not film-related -- could jeopardize the entire franchise.
'DWTS' Star Cheryl Burke
I'm Not Dying
7/11/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Dancing with the Stars" star Cheryl Burke looks dramatically different these days ... but she says she's NOT deathly ill ... hasn't had plastic surgery ... and she's pissed at all the trash talk.
Burke -- who recently dropped a sizable amount of weight -- posted this pic on Facebook ... and got bombarded with comments from people saying she looks anorexic. Someone even suggested she's dying of AIDS.
One person wrote, "Those Botox lips need there [sic] own FB page, gross" ... and another said she should delete the pic before it ends up on TMZ.
Burke is especially upset because she believes the same people who are trash-talking her now are the ones who called her fat before.
Burke -- who was once a regular on the club/party circuit -- tells TMZ there's absolutely nothing wrong with her ... she recently turned 30 and decided to stop drinking and hard partying. She says she's living healthy ... and that what you see is the result of hard work.
Burke tells us, "I didn't have plastic surgery and I don't have an eating disorder. I'm just actually happy."
'Lost' Star Emilie de Ravin/Hubby
OK, This Time
WE're REALLY Divorcing
7/10/2014 4:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Emilie de Ravin -- who starred in "Lost" and "Once Upon a Time" -- and her husband are getting a divorce ... the question, are they crying wolf again?
Emilie's husband, Joshua Janowicz, -- also an actor -- filed legal docs this week to end their 7-year marriage. Sounds clean, except for:
-- Emilie filed for divorce in 2007 ... 6 months after they got married.
-- The divorce lay dormant for 2 years ... Joshua was never even served with legal papers
-- In 2009 Joshua got served, and the couple announced they were getting divorced
-- They never got divorced.
So now Joshua cites irreconcilable differences. In his new legal docs, he says they've been separated since November.
They just can't quit each other ... or maybe now they can.
I'm Losing Billions to Fake Beats from China
7/10/2014 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Dre -- who just made a fortune selling off Beats headphones -- wants to stop cheap, Chinese-made knockoffs from jacking his reputation ... so his company is suing alleged counterfeiters for what could easily be BILLIONS of dollars!
In the lawsuit, Beats claims a nefarious group of unnamed websites based in China ... are getting filthy rich selling cheaply-made, counterfeit headphones, bearing the red "b" logo -- and raking in more than $135 BILLION in revenue.
Beats points out it's the headphone of choice for Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Diddy and tons of other celebs ... according to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ -- so it has a vested interest in protecting its trademark.
Beats is suing to stop all sales of the forgeries ... and to take over all of the domain names used by websites hawking the fakes.
Dre and co. also want ALL profits from the head-phonies. And that's no dim sum.
I'm Not Racist or Homophobic
... Just Angry
7/10/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dallas Davidson says he only screamed racial and homophobic slurs during his bar fight in Nashville because someone sent him into a blind rage.
Dallas tells TMZ he was provoked into an altercation and lost his temper while defending himself. Cops say he hurled racial slurs and screamed, "There's that f***ing fa****t that punched me."
Dallas says he's not racist or homophobic, adding ... "Although I cannot defend what I said, I am sorry for my insensitivity." He did not elaborate about who started the fight or why.
TMZ broke the story ... the country lyricist was arrested at Tin Roof in downtown Nashville for public intoxication and disorderly conduct after allegedly trying to start fights with various bar patrons.
Teen Hunter Kendall Jones
Facebook Page with 'Kill Threat'
7/10/2014 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The "Kill Kendall Jones" Facebook page has been mysteriously taken down.
TMZ broke the story this morning ... Kendall's dad Cody went on the attack against Facebook because the site refused to remove the threatening page, saying it did not rise to the level of genuine risk or physical harm.
Cody disagreed, noting the page showed animals similar to the ones Kendall killed during her hunts but in reverse ... the prey were the victors, standing over the body of the hunter.
Facebook has not given a reason for the take down ... at least so far.
Fired 'Legal Weed' Security Guard
I'll Work for Pot!!!
7/10/2014 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who claims he was fired after getting the doobie-ous title, first person to buy legal weed in Washington -- says he's already on the hunt for a new job ... and he's trading on his newfound stoner fame.
Mike Boyer -- a security guard in Spokane -- says he was sacked after making the news for being the first guy in the state to buy legal buds.
Mike tells us his employer made him to take a drug test, but he told them he'd fail ... so his employer gave him the boot before the results came in -- even though he says his record was spotless.
Mike says he doesn't regret his new-found distinction ... and now he's looking to cash in on his local fame. He's hit up every dispensary in town and filled out an employment application.
Mike adds, "I'm the number one guy for legal weed in Washington."
'Goodfellas' Star Frank Sivero
I Have Italian Beef
With a Deli Owner
7/10/2014 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Sivero -- who played Frankie Carbone in 'Goodfellas' -- is suing a guy he says is a real badfella ... a deli owner near the Mexican border.
Sivero claims he went to Deli Belly in El Cajon, CA in March ... where he posed for pics with fans.
According to the lawsuit ... the owner got hold of one of the pics and plastered it all over his website, advertising a Frank Carbone sandwich which is stacked with meats and cheese, including Genoa salami, mortadella, hot cappy, deluxe ham, provolone cheese and lots of other stuff.
The deli owner called the creation the Frankie Carbony. It doesn't seem Sivero is objecting to the name of the hero ... but using his pic has made him hot as branzino grease.
We went to the deli website and it looks like they 86'd Sivero's pic.
Let's hope the suit doesn't kill the sando completely ... cause it sounds amazing.
Country Star Dallas Davidson
After Drunken, Racial, Homophobic Bar Fight
7/10/2014 6:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dallas Davidson -- a famous country lyricist who's written huge hits, like "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," "Country Girl, (Shake It For Me)" and "That's How Country Boys Roll," was arrested in Nashville early Thursday morning for fighting, hurling racial slurs and screaming, "There's that f***ing fa***t that punched me."
We're told Dallas was at Tin Roof in downtown Nashville when he got in a fight in the bar with various people.
Law enforcement tells us ... Dallas was challenging various people to fight-- swearing, punching his hand and screaming a string of obscenities. And they say he shouted various racial and homophobic slurs.
Cops say he reeked of booze and was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
He was booked at 2:50 AM and is about to be released at the time of this post. We're told during the time he was held jailers administered a "medical screening."
Dallas and his ex-wife, Sarah Davidson, are both stars on the reality show, "Private Lives of Nashville Wives."