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Vin Diesel vs. The Rock Crew Says One's a Nice Guy ... One's Not

8/11/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0810-vin-diesel-the-rock-tmz-01The crew has chosen sides in the "Fast 8" feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel ... and Rock wins, hands down.

Production sources tell TMZ, The Rock has been upset with Vin's work ethic for a long time, and he's not alone. Members of the crew tell us Vin was often 30 minutes to an hour late to shoot scenes ... and it wasn't because he was late to the set -- he was simply in his trailer and wouldn't come out.

We're told Vin didn't like Monday 7 AM calls so production was forced to make the start time 10 AM to accommodate him.

And the crew felt Vin's arrogance was out of control, especially because he had a producer title. We're told he wouldn't listen to anyone and would goad people, including The Rock, by criticizing their acting.

The crew has a vastly different view of The Rock. They say he's the ultimate professional who is always on time and always nails his scenes. They also say he's easy to work with.

As we reported, Vin and Rock have been clashing for a long time and it came to a head Monday when Rock exploded on social media, calling out a male co-star (it's Vin) for being unprofessional.

And as we told you, Vin confronted Rock Tuesday in Rock's trailer, but their issues remain unresolved.

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Vin Diesel 'I Will Tell You Everything'

8/11/2016 6:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Vin Diesel has secrets he's now going to share ... about what appears to be an excruciating experience riddled with conflict ... but so far, nothing.

Vin posted this video, in which he obliquely refers to his war with "Fast 8" co-star The Rock.

Vin captioned the video, "So much has gone in this year. I can't believe I wrapped two back to back pictures I both starred in and produced. Now I get to return to my family, my life ... To me."

Interesting he says "starred and produced." The producing part, we're told, is part of the conflict he had with The Rock. 

The Rock I'll Show You Who's Boss on 'Fast & Furious'

8/10/2016 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Rock just posted a video showing him as the undisputed king of the set on "Fast 8" ... with Vin Diesel nowhere in sight.

The video was shot as production is coming to a close, and it's not coincidental it was filmed hours after Vin Diesel told everyone "Daddy's gone" and left '8' in the dust.  

Rock also posted this ... "And like with any team -- that's a family -- there's gonna be conflict. Family is gonna have differences of opinion and fundamental core beliefs. To me, conflict can be a good thing, when its followed by great resolution. I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it."

As we reported, there was no "great resolution" after Vin confronted Rock Tuesday in Rock's trailer.

UFC's Tyron Woodley The Rock Would Beat Vin Diesel's Ass

8/10/2016 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

It's probably in Vin Diesel's best interest to squash the beef with The Rock asap -- 'cause Dwayne Johnson would whoop that ass if things came to blows ... so says UFC champ Tyron Woodley.

Woodley (who's also an actor) says he recently went to the "Fast 8" set -- and says he thought things seemed peaceful ... though Rock wasn't there at the time. 

But that was then ... before Rock called out Diesel as an unprofessional "candy ass" on social media. 

There's more ... Woodley also talks about his rumored cameo in the 'Spider-Man' movie -- and also picks a winner in the Diaz vs. McGregor rematch. Check out the clip. 

Vin Diesel Sayonara, 'Fast 8' Beef with Rock Rolls On

8/10/2016 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0810-vin-diesel-tmz-02Vin Diesel got the hell out of Dodge ... minutes after wrapping his final scene in "Fast 8" ... and we've learned his feud with The Rock is NOT resolved.

Production sources tell TMZ ... Vin finished filming his scenes, with The Rock, no less, at 1 AM Wednesday and almost as soon as the director called cut Vin gathered everyone and said he was leaving. During his speech he said, "Daddy's gone" ... Vin thinks of himself as the father figure on set.

Our sources say earlier in the day, Vin confronted Rock over the disparaging comments he made about his male co-stars. Although Rock didn't name names, we know he was referring to Vin.

We're told Vin went to Rock's trailer and demanded to know why he was talking trash. The 2 spoke privately inside but we're told they did not squash their beef. One source intimately familiar with the actors tells us it's all about big egos.

As for Vin, he didn't leave anyone high and dry. We're told after shooting his last scene the studio cleared him to leave.

As for The Rock ... he shoots his last scene Thursday. The movie is a week away from being fully wrapped.

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Jon Voight Trump is Awesome Haters Have Gotten Ridiculous

8/10/2016 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Voight is incredulous at people -- especially the media -- for even insinuating Donald Trump was suggesting violence against Hillary Clinton in his Second Amendment speech.

Jon was fierce in support of Trump at Il Pastaio in Bev Hills Tuesday, and he couldn't have been stronger ... Trump in no way suggested gun enthusiasts exercise their right to bear arms.

It's one of the strongest pro-Trump voices we've heard. Check it out.

Jackie Chan Rumble at the Opera House

8/10/2016 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0810-main-jackie-chan-splash-01Jackie Chan got high in Australia for one of his fighting scenes ... way high.

The action star took to the top of the iconic Sydney Opera House to film a martial arts scene for his upcoming "Bleeding Steel" flick. A latex-clad Tess Haubrich delivered the blows from above.

And Jackie enjoyed the view.

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'Fast & Furious' Feud Rock vs. Vin Diesel Secret Meeting to Quash Beef

8/9/2016 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0809-the-rock-vin-diesel-TMZ-03The Rock's rant about unprofessional male co-stars was targeted at Vin Diesel, TMZ has learned, and the 2 had a secret meeting on the "Fast 8" set Tuesday to hash things out.

Production sources tell TMZ ... when the Rock went nuts on social media Monday night, claiming certain male co-stars were not stand up guys and too "chicken s***" to confront him ... he was referring to Vin.

We're told The Rock has butted heads with Vin during the production, in part because V.D. is a producer and has made decisions that didn't sit well with the former wrestling champ.

Our sources say The Rock and Vin had a meeting on the Atlanta set mid-day Tuesday ... partly because tensions were running so high it was almost impossible to shoot scenes. We do not know if they resolved their issues.

As we reported, almost the entire cast is angry at Rock for causing a stir just a week and a half before filming ends.

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The Rock 'Fast & Furious' Actors Enraged Over Smack Talk

8/9/2016 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0809-fast-8-cast-INSTAGRAM-01The Rock's male co-stars in "Fast 8" are all pissed at him for obliquely calling some of them out as candy ass divas ... and they think his tirade is all about ego ... so say production sources on the set.

Our sources say all of the male co-stars are shooting Tuesday -- The Rock, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Tyrese, Ludacris, Scott Eastwood and others. We're told they are all getting hounded by people who want to know who Rock was putting on blast. 

Rock said on social media Monday, "My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story.  Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't.  The ones that don't are too chicken s*** to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses."

We're told the male co-stars think Rock was out of line to talk crap, but given that he did they think it's unforgivable he wasn't specific because now they're all suspects.

Our sources say the co-stars -- male and female -- are especially upset because filming wraps in a week and a half and, as one put it, "This is a hell of a way to end it."

One source who is embedded in the production tells us there have been various conflicts because of "extreme egos" among most of the top actors, with the help of their agents and lawyers. But we're told none of the actors felt the public criticism was appropriate.

And we're told The Rock has not said anything today on set to clarify his remarks and the actors still don't know to whom he was referring. Our sources eliminate Tyrese and Luda, but all of the others are possibilities.

One source with knowledge of the situation tells TMZ, we can expect something on social media today that will clarify things.

The Rock Blasts 'Fast & Furious' Co-Stars ... 'Unprofessional Candy Asses'

8/9/2016 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0809-the-rock-dwayne-johnson-TMZ-02The Rock has a serious message for some of his MALE DIVA co-stars on the set of "Fast 8" -- KNOW YOUR ROLE AND SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!!!

Rock is seriously pissed -- calling out some of the male actors for being unprofessional on the set ... though he's not naming names.

"My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story."

"Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken sh*t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses."

Rock does give a hint about who rubbed him the wrong way ... saying the male divas will be in scenes with him when the movie comes out in April. 

So who is it?

Vin Diesel? 

Tyrese? 

Scott Eastwood? 

Jason Statham? 

Kurt Russell?????

We're on the hunt. 

Stunt Dummy Spills His Brains Out Before Getting to Work

8/8/2016 9:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0808-sub-dummy-godzilla-tmzThis ain't no stunt -- a dummy's brains were blown to smithereens when the car in which it was riding got in a car wreck.

The stunt dummy was a passenger along with Japanese filmmaker Ryuhei Kitamura -- the man behind "Godzilla: Final Wars" -- when the driver swerved to avoid an object in the road ... then smashed into the center divider on an L.A. street.

The dummy was rigged to have it's brains blown out for a pivotal scene in "DOWNRANGE" ... but the wreck triggered deployment. It'll now take 2 weeks to wrangle a new dummy ... which will set production back $30k.

As for Ryuhei ... he was taken to a hospital but seems to be in good spirits after joking he was offended the insurance company was more concerned about the prop than him. 

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Amy Winehouse Look-alike is Father Approved

8/8/2016 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0808-mitch_winehouse_amy_winehouse_LOOKALIKE-akmAmy Winehouse's dad gave his late daughter's look-alike the ultimate blessing ... posing arm-in-arm.

Mitch joined up with Frankie Jordan over the weekend during an event for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Frankie's the star of the tribute show "Dear Amy."

#RIPAmy #WeMissYou

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The Rock Leads Girls Soccer Team ... In Maori War Dance

8/5/2016 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

YOUTH SOCCER IS WAR!!!!

Here's The Rock leading a girls soccer team in "The Haka" -- a traditional Maori war dance -- during a heated match with another team. 

Usually, the dance is performed by the New Zealand national rugby team before a match as a way to intimidate the other team ... and can be super frightening.  

Don't worry, The Rock's war dance was all for a movie -- "Fast 8" -- but he explained how things got super real on the set. 

"To our Polynesian culture the HAKA is extremely emotional and spiritual. A pre battle ritual where we call upon the recognition of our ancestors and to give us strength."

"And if need be, we are prepared to die today, only because we have lived greatly and proudly as people. I told our director @fgarygray to be prepared for anything from me. I might cry, yell, speak with only my eyes and definitely give me space after every take."

"Now just imagine what this scene is going to look like and emotionally FEEL like when you watch it in theaters on the big screen. I promise you, YOUR MANA will take over. I'm honored to bring you our culture. #Fast8 #IcemanCometh #HAKA #WarriorMana #YouDontWannaMessWithTheseWarriorGirls."

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