J.J. Abrams ain't gonna like this ... 'cause Harrison Ford put his recently broken leg at risk this week when he went barreling down a 2,500 foot mega-slide -- just days before he's due back on the "Star Wars" set.
Ford -- whose Han Solo scenes were pushed back when he broke his leg on the set in June -- hit up the Alpine Slide in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Tuesday to take the 2,500 foot plunge with his family.
The slide is no joke -- with riders sometimes reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour. And we're told Ford was FLYING down the chute ... and screaming to the rider in front of him to speed up!!!
We're told Harrison is a regular on the Alpine Slide -- and often rides with his grandkids -- but when you're nursing a broken ankle (and you're 72) and an entire production revolves around YOU, maybe find a less dangerous hobby??
Fortunately, the force was strong with Harrison -- no injuries, no accidents, no problems. He's reportedly due back on the "Star Wars" set by the end of the month to finish shooting.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
SINGER NICKI FRENCH
8/21/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
English singer Nicki French is best known for her 1995 euro-dance rendition of the Bonnie Tyler song "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Guess what she looks like now!
I Won't Be Banging JLo
In My New House
8/20/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casper Smart bought a sweet new pad in the San Fernando Valley and he WON'T be banging Jennifer Lopez inside ... these are the 2 things we know.
We found out Smart just closed on a $760,000 ranch-style home in Woodland Hills. He put down 20% -- $152,000. And get this ... it's all Casper's money. JLo didn't give him a penny. He's been renting out a condo he already owned and making money doing choreography for artists like Nicki Minaj.
The 2,039 sq ft house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a pool, fruit trees, and a batting cage.
Now the banging part. We posted pics of Smart and JLo driving together Monday in L.A. and it looked like something was up -- she was trying to hide from the photog -- but we're now told they continue to be friends but the romance is over and out.
Plus ... JLO wouldn't be caught dead in THAT part of the valley.
Guess Who This
STUD TURNED INTO!
8/20/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this sporty little kid was a lean, mean acting machine... he was just another little kid experiencing the joys on recreational league soccer. Can you guess who he is?
Bye Bye Canyons
Hello $16 Million!
8/19/2014 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Willis finally dumped the house that became the albatross around his neck ... TMZ has learned.
Willis sold his Benedict Canyon estate in Beverly Hills for $16.5 million. It was a struggle ... he had it on the market for 15 months.
Good news/bad news.
Bad News first: He wanted $22 million.
Good news: He bought it for $9 million back in 2004.
Willis is something of a land baron ... he owns 2 pads in NYC, including one overlooking Central Park. He has another house in L.A. and a compound in Hailey, Idaho ... which he's been trying to dump for more than 2 years.
"I Got A Man" Rapper
8/19/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Guess Who This
KID TURNED INTO!
8/18/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before this totally radical kid was an awesome actor he was just a fashion forward toddler keepin' it cool on the East Coast. Can you guess who he is?
at Work ... Again
8/17/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katharine McPhee can't keep her hands off her co-workers ... but it's not a director this time ... it's her new show's leading man.
McPhee was on set Thursday getting handsy with Elyes Gabel, her co-star in the upcoming CBS series, "Scorpion." Unlike her last on-set romance ... Gabel's not married and she's getting divorced.
You'll remember ... photos surfaced of McPhee locking lips with "Smash" director Michael Morris in October 2013. McPhee was married to Nick Cokas (though she claims they were separated) and Morris was married to actress Mary McCormack (they're still together).
Her next project will be interesting ... what the hell will she do if she co-stars with Neil Patrick Harris?
I'm Not Selling My Awesome House
8/17/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Strahan's breakup with Nicole Murphy created a frenzy in the L.A. real estate market ... but Strahan is anything but cash strapped and is turning throngs of potential buyers away.
Our real estate sources tell us ... Strahan received more than a dozen "serious bites" on his 15,600 sq. foot Brentwood home. The house has nine bedrooms and 14 baths.
Strahan plunked down $16 million for the estate in December and we're told he could make a huge profit if he puts it on the market ... but he's not interested -- UNLESS he gets an offer in the mid 20s ... but that would be shocking and arguably stupid.
We're told Strahan hasn't really had time to enjoy the house -- since he's mostly in NY. Nicole is still living in the house.
Another reason Michael won't sell the house ... he was out to lunch this week with Nicole and our sources say a reconciliation is entirely possible.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Kick Your Ass
8/17/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sylvester Stallone is destined to do an "Expendables 15" if genetics has anything to do with it ... because we got photos of his 92-year-old mom doing CrossFit!
Jackie Stallone is a certified bad ass ... with no machine in the gym out of bounds.
During her workout, Jackie hits the rowing machine, rings, medicine ball ... and even gets in some squats before knocking out a few bench presses.
It's obvious where Sly got his physique ... but something tells us he won't be able to keep it up nearly as long as mom.
What's The Big Frigin'
8/17/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apple iPhone 6
Possible Photographic Evidence
Of Wireless Charging
8/16/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Atop the mountain of juicy rumors of Apple iPhone 6 features ... the possibility of charging without a wire ... and a certain port featured in this pic could be the smoking gun.
The biggest clue that wireless charging is coming -- Apple filed a patent in 2012 for "Wireless Power Utilization in a Local Computing Environment:" ... essentially a central hub able to power a device without wires.
The patent describes the ability to power multiple devices at once off one central hub.
The pic we obtained is intriguing. Check out the slot at the top of phone near the camera and speaker.
We've talked to techies ... and it appears it could be a sensor for wireless charging capabilities.
As we previously reported ... a guy claims to have smuggled an iPhone 6 prototype out of the Foxconn factory in China where he worked ... and took pictures of the device, which we obtained.
Tech blogs went crazy -- calling BS and claiming it's a clone -- but nobody knows for sure until Apple makes the official announcement ... possibly next month.
One things for sure ... if wireless charging is the real deal ... it will be a gigantic game changer.
Those stupid cords are the worst.
Beyonce and Jay Z
8/16/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The couple that go-kart's together, stays together ... so infer Jay Z and Beyonce.
Bey posted a series of pics on her website Friday showing her, Jay Z and Blue Ivy at a Torrance, CA indoor go-kart racing track.
Yonce and Hova are only together in one photo ... Jay is sitting in a go-kart behind his wife as she looks fierce in her driver's seat.