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'Deadpool 2' Dead Stuntwoman Identified Professional Motorcycle Racer

8/14/2017 5:36 PM PDT

The stuntwoman who was killed on the set of "Deadpool 2" has been identified ... and she was a professional road racer.

The victim was Joi "SJ" Harris, a professional motorcycle racer from Brooklyn, NY and the first African-American licensed female in the sport ... her family confirms to TMZ. 

She was not a member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists -- a Canadian actors union. "Deadpool 2" was also her first film as a stunt driver.

We broke the story ... Harris lost control of her motorcycle during filming in Vancouver, which sent her airborne through a glass window of a ground floor studio. Eyewitnesses say the brakes were never applied ... and she was also not wearing a helmet. She died on the scene

Weeks before her tragic death, Harris tweeted she had just fully healed from an injury involving her wrist and was ready to ride again. She had also fallen from a motorcycle before and filmed the fall. 

It's unclear how old Harris was at the time of her death. Still ... RIP

Tiger Woods Traces of Weed In System ... During DUI Arrest

8/14/2017 3:58 PM PDT
Breaking News

Tiger Woods had 5 different drugs in his system at the time of his DUI arrest -- including painkillers and THC, the main chemical compound in marijuana. 

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office released the toxicology report from the May 29 arrest -- in which Tiger was whacked out of his mind when officers found his car on the side of the road. 

The report shows Tiger tested positive for Hydrocodone (painkiller, generic form of Vicodin), Hydromorphone (powerful painkiller known as Dilaudid), Alprazolam (aka Xanax), Zolpidem (sleeping pill also known as Ambien) and THC. 

Woods had chalked up the arrest to an unexpected reaction to prescription medication -- "I didn't realize the mix of medications affected me so strongly."

He never mentioned weed. 

Woods announced he was getting treatment after the arrest and later struck a deal with prosecutors to enter a DUI diversion program

The program essentially means Woods gets 12 months probation and he's required to complete DUI education classes.

Taylor Swift Verdict Beats DJ's Ass In Butt Grab Trial

8/14/2017 3:48 PM PDT
Breaking News

Taylor just issued this statement, "I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration ... [my attorneys] and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support through this four-year ordeal..."

Taylor went on, "I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves."

Taylor Swift just got very important new fans ... and they just unanimously gave her a huge win in her butt groping trial.

The jury ruled David Mueller did indeed commit sexual assault by grabbing her butt at a meet and greet after a 2013 Denver concert. They gave her $1, which is what she was asking.

The jury also ruled Taylor's mother and staff did not intentionally interfere with Mueller's employment.

As we reported ... Tay filed her $1 countersuit against the former DJ on principle.

Taylor was in court to hear the verdict. She hugged her mom and her attorneys. As for her mom ... she cried.

Swift testified during the trial and was unmovable, calling BS on Mueller's claim that all he did was touch her rib cage. She says he latched on to her bare ass underneath her skirt.

Mueller had sued Swift for defamation, claiming her allegations cost him his job. The judge threw out his case against Taylor, Friday, saying he never proved during the trial she directly made him lose his job.

D. L. Hughley Trump was Late on Neo-Nazi Rebuke Fam Has History of Racism

8/14/2017 3:01 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

D. L. Hughley's not surprised by Donald Trump's belated rebuke of white supremacists ... because he believes the Trumps have roots in racism.

We got D. L. Monday at LAX and asked what he made of Trump's timing to come out and explicitly denounce white supremacists after violence in Charlottesville -- and he had a simple explanation.

The comedian cites reports that Trump's late father, Fred Trump, was arrested in Queens in 1927 after a KKK riot there ... although Trump has denied his dad had any involvement.

Either way ... D.L. thinks the country knows where the Prez stands on race, and it's time Americans looked themselves in the mirror on the issue.

Julianne Hough Catch Me If Ya Can In Ketchikan, Alaska

8/14/2017 2:55 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Julianne Hough's frequent-flier status must be through the roof ... she just surfaced in Alaska a couple weeks after her African honeymoon.

Hough ditched her new hubby, Brooks Laich, for this vacay, instead hopping aboard a Celebrity Cruise with a bunch of high school pals, a trip that she said had been 11 years in the making.

Must've been nice because we're told they got hooked up in an 1800 square foot room on the Celebrity Solstice that came with 2 bedrooms, grand piano and what we can only imagine were sick views of glaciers.

The suite sets the average person back about $10,200 for the week long trip.

Don't think the Timbs or the flannel came with the room.

Ric Flair Out of Surgery ... Family By His Side

8/14/2017 1:48 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

1:47 PM PT -- Flair is out of surgery and resting, a rep for WWE tells TMZ Sports

Unclear how the surgery went but we're told Ric's family is by his side and they're waiting to meet with doctors. 

Ric Flair is in a medically induced coma and is preparing for surgery ... a rep for the WWE tells TMZ Sports

The 68-year-old wrestling icon was admitted to the hospital early Saturday morning and the situation has gotten more serious. 

We're told Flair is set to undergo a procedure momentarily, though we're not being told what the procedure is ... though Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that it's a heart related issue.

Flair's rep had previously asked for thoughts and prayers for the Nature Boy. 

Story developing ... 

Natalee Holloway MIniseries Triggers Lawsuit

8/14/2017 12:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Natalee Holloway has been missing for 12 years, and her story is still embroiled in controversy ... a story that has triggered a new lawsuit.

Edward Kramer just filed suit against 2 production companies -- Brian Graden Media and Lipstick -- for allegedly stealing his idea for a miniseries about Holloway's cold case. He says what's worse, he worked for the companies for more than a year without getting as much as a penny.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Kramer claims after Lipstick put him in touch with BGM in 2014 to develop the Holloway project, he was tasked with doing a lot of the legwork, like figuring out how to turn it into a miniseries, doing interviews, and getting the pitch ready for NBC and Oxygen (which is airing "The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway" this week).

Kramer says when he began asking about compensation, he got the runaround.

He's asking a judge to block the airing of the show.

We've reached out to BGM ... so far, no word back. 

'Deadpool 2' 911 Call 'Stunt Actor was Airborne Through the Building'

8/14/2017 12:19 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Panic ensued after a "Deadpool 2" stuntwoman went airborne and through a glass windowpane before she was pronounced dead.

In the emergency dispatch audio, obtained by TMZ, you hear the dispatcher describe the harrowing moments that led to the fatal accident in Vancouver. The woman lost control of the motorcycle and wasn't moving after crashing through the glass window.

As we reported ... witnesses say the stuntwoman did not apply the brakes before crashing.

The death comes exactly one month after another stunt actor died from his injuries following a stunt gone wrong on the set of 'Walking Dead.'

'Deadpool 2' Stunt Person Killed On Set

8/14/2017 10:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

11:59 PM PT -- A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox tells us, "We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning.  Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time."

A stunt person was killed on the set of "Deadpool 2" when a motorcycle stunt went terribly wrong.

The rider, who was female, went airborne in Vancouver Monday morning during filming for the movie. Her bike crashed through the glass of a ground-floor studio inside Shaw Tower near Jack Poole Plaza. Witnesses say she never applied the brakes. Ryan Reynolds tweeted about the tragedy. 

The rider -- whose identity is being withheld  -- was pulled from the crash site and taken to the hospital by ambulance. Police taped off the area, and an investigation is underway.

It's the second major mishap involving stunts in as many days. Tom Cruise was badly injured during a failed stunt on the set of "Mission: Impossible 6." 

Story developing ... 

Charlottesville Terrorist James Fields Mom Repeatedly Called 911 Over Violent Behavior

8/14/2017 10:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

James Alex Fields was allegedly so threatening and violent his own mother repeatedly called 911 on him.

TMZ has obtained 911 records from a police agency in Kentucky from 2010 and 2011, when Fields was 13 and 14 years old.

In one incident, a friend of Fields' wheelchair-bound mom called 911, saying the boy was threatening his mother, spit in her face and stood behind her with a 12-inch knife. The mother wanted her son taken away and he was arrested and then detained as a juvenile.

In another incident the mother called 911, saying she told her son to stop playing video games and he exploded in anger, smacking her in the head and putting his hand over her mouth. She locked herself in the bathroom and called 911, telling the dispatcher he was on meds to control his anger.

In yet another incident, the mom called 911, saying Fields was being threatening toward her and she was scared.

Fields mowed down 20 people Saturday at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, killing 1.

Donald Trump Belatedly Condemns White Supremacists by Name

8/14/2017 10:25 AM PDT
Breaking News

Donald Trump finally caved to the public pressure by condemning white supremacist groups at the center of the violence in Charlottesville.

Trump announced Monday from The White House a civil rights investigation has been launched by the Department of Justice surrounding the terrorist attack.

The Prez called out white supremacists by name, saying ... "Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."

Trump took enormous heat over the weekend when he condemned the violence and bigotry in Charlottesville from "many sides" but failed to specifically mention white supremacists.

2 days of backlash makes a world of difference, apparently.

Charlottesville Killer Showed No Signs of Aggression In May Cop Encounter

8/14/2017 9:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Charlottesville killer was polite, cooperative and even contrite just 3 months before his monstrous attack on civilians. 

TMZ's obtained dash cam video of James Alex Fields being pulled over by cops in Maumee, Ohio back in May ... in the same Dodge Challenger he used in the deadly attack in Charlottesville.

You see the cop pull Fields over for expired tags. Fields is nothing but cooperative, repeatedly answering "yes sir."

The cop lets Fields skate despite not having proof of insurance.

Fields did get cited for the expired tags and we learned he paid the $150 ticket. 

Fields was behind the wheel when he rammed the Challenger into a crowd of protesters ... killing 1 and injuring 19.

Lamar Odom Hits BIG3 Game, ... Talks Comeback

8/14/2017 8:49 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Lamar Odom could be one step closer to getting back on the court -- he hit up the BIG3 games in L.A. over the weekend and chatted with league honchos about joining next season. 

As we previously reported, Odom has been privately expressing interest in playing pro ball again -- and when Ice Cube found out, he extended an invitation to Odom ... as long as he gets in shape. 

Fast forward to Sunday when the BIG3 rolled into L.A., and Lamar was on hand to witness the action. 

We're told he had some friendly conversations with league officials about getting the ball rolling for his comeback. Seems this could really happen. 

Odom was one of a TON of stars at the Staples Center for the action -- including Snoop, Oscar De La HoyaJesse Williams, Chris Brown, LL Cool J, Jeanie Buss, T-Pain, Dwyane Wade, Chad Ochocinco and more. 

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