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 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.
You're 3 Times a Douchebag
8/21/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Commodores -- who famously and shockingly survived Lionel Richie's departure back in the 80s -- are now suing an ex-member ... accusing him of jacking the group's name.
According to the lawsuit ... Thomas McClary ditched the Commodores 30 years ago -- shortly after Richie did -- to pursue a solo career ... but is now performing again using the Commodores name.
The Commodores -- who still perform 30 to 50 shows a year -- claim McClary is confusing people by calling his group "The Commodores featuring Thomas McClary" -- and by singing all their old hits, including "Brick House" and "Easy."
The group claims McClary even had the gall to send a legal letter to the real Commodores -- warning them to stop trashing him by warning venues where McClary was booked to perform.
The lawsuit wants a judge to disgorge money he made from his deception.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Hit Close to Home
8/21/2014 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Spade didn't do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (and donate a whopping $100,000) to be funny or cool, he did it because he lost a family member to the terrible disease.
Spade was at Nobu Wednesday night where he told our photog why it was so important to him. He said he hopes all this fundraising leads to a cure so no one has to go through what he's witnessed first hand.
So far, the challenge has raised an incredible $41.8 million.
"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!
Hits His Son With
A Verbal Beatdown
8/21/2014 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim K's Nephew:
A Major Breach in the Kardashian Machine!
8/20/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In other news...
The former reality star began working at a strip club about a month ago, but claimed it was all for "research."
Wait 'til you see how much dough she raked in.
Assistant Claims He Was a 'Drug Mule'
8/20/2014 6:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brooke Mueller's former assistant has filed a lawsuit against her ... claiming she turned him into a "drug mule" to fuel her out-of-control habit.
Lior Masaphor wants her to pay unpaid wages, but he makes claims going way beyond that. He says he was forced to watch her twins Max and Bob while she got "so high as to be literally wasted" and engage in multiple sex acts with other people while the kids watched.
Lior says he worked for Brooke from December, 2012 to March, 2013 ... during that time she was in and out of rehab.
Ashes Scattered At Sea
8/20/2014 6:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Williams' body was cremated the day after he died ... and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay ... this according to the official death certificate.
The document -- issued in Marin County where he died -- does not list an immediate cause of death ... instead it merely says, "pending investigation."
Williams committed suicide August 11th ... after hanging himself with a belt at his home in Tiburon, CA. As we reported, he had been severely depressed.
The coroner is still waiting for the results of toxicology tests ... to see if Williams had any chemicals in his body when he died. Those results will be available in the next few weeks.
Steelers Running Backs
ARRESTED FOR POT
8/20/2014 5:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pittsburgh Steelers RB's Le'Veon Bell & LaGarrette Blount were arrested in Pennsylvania this afternoon for marijuana possession ... officials tell TMZ Sports.
According to Ross Township Police ... the two were pulled over around 1:30 PM after a motorcycle cop smelled pot coming from a black Camaro on a busy highway near Pittsburgh.
Police say when they stopped to question the pair they discovered 20 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle.
Bell was busted for misdemeanor DUI and possession of marijuana. Blount was popped for misdemeanor possession.
Officials tell us both men were cited and released.
Story developing ...
Pharrell Williams Sued
I Got "The Voice"
You Want Me to Do YouTube? Seriously?
8/20/2014 4:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pharrell Williams' "Voice" could cost him a million dollars.
Mr. Happy is being sued by the producer of his uber-successful YouTube show, "ARTST TLK" .... featuring interviews with big celebs like Spike Lee, Usher and Tony Hawk. The 12 episodes of Season 1 were huge ... scoring a total of more than 1.7 million views.
But the producer says he got big footed when "The Voice" came along and asked Pharrell to join the judge's panel for Season 7. According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Pharrell told him to pound sand, saying "The Voice" made an exclusive deal so he couldn't do the YouTube show.
Pharrell was kind of insulting, writing the YouTube producer, "Holding me to a contract that prohibits 'The Voice' exclusivity requirement? It's 'The Voice!'" Translation, I can't do your stupid little show.
The YouTube producer says he invested a million bucks in the project and wants Pharrell to pay.
Pharrell's rep tells TMZ ... "This is complete nonsense. It's unfortunate when you try to help a friend and they wind up trying to take advantage of you."
When a Man
Loves 'Office Space'
8/20/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Hart's Ex-Wife
I Don't Care What He Does
With His Money
8/20/2014 2:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Hart's ex-wife Torrei has her own life, her own money, her own career ... and she's OVER Kevin Hart ... so she says.
Our photog got the "Atlanta Exes" star at LAX Wednesday ... as she pimped her new line of mixers, she insisted she was not bent out of shape when Kevin and his freshly-minted fiancee came face-to-face with her at Magic City strip club in ATL Monday ... where Kev dropped $40K.
Good Q by our photog -- If Kevin invites her to the wedding, would she go?
Also, check out the 2 people flanking Torrei during the conversation. Pretty funny.
Jermaine Jackson to NFL:
GET OVER NIPPLEGATE
Janet Jackson Ban Is 'Crazy'
8/20/2014 1:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
How does Jermaine Jackson feel about the NFL blacklisting his sister from performing at the Super Bowl halftime show?
Simple -- "That sucks."
Jermaine was out in L.A. when we broke the news to him that the NFL has only ruled out one person from performing at Super Bowl XLIX ... Janet Jackson.
"Who cares about Nipplegate?" Jermaine said ... calling the league "crazy" for holding a grudge ten years after the infamous wardrobe malfunction.
Jermaine cautioned that the league should be careful about pissing off Janet nowadays -- since she's married to a BILLIONAIRE and has become more powerful than ever!
Check out the clip.