There's new hope for Harrison Ford -- 6 weeks after his infamous Millennium Falcon disaster ... he's recovered enough that he no longer looks lke a damaged droid.
Han Solo ventured out to a Starbucks not so far away (Santa Monica) today ... with a slight limp, but free from his futuristic-looking robo foot thing.
Of course, Ford broke his ankle while filming scenes aboard the Falcon for "Star Wars Episode VII." Shooting had to be rescheduled, but now Harrison says he'll be back on set "pretty soon."
Watch the vid. You can totally hear Yoda -- "Do or do not ... there is no try."
Now He's Hanging Out With ...
7/30/2014 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In search of someone who could help protect him should Orlando Bloom strike again, Justin Bieber hung out Wednesday on a yacht in Ibiza with none other than Michelle Rodriguez.
There's nothing romantic going on here -- at least not in these photos -- and besides ... MRod's been hanging with a completely different skinny and often shirtless guy in Zac Efron.
If it came down to it, we feel pretty confident Rodriguez could take Bloom ... and Bieber ... and even Efron in a fight.
Shark Tank's Daymond John
I Struck Out on $20 Million Pitch
7/30/2014 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We asked Daymond a bunch of questions about Sharking and Sharknadoing -- he's in the sequel premiering tonight -- and he confessed to a bonehead decision about a product. One that's made fellow 'Shark' Lori Grenier a ton o' cash.
As for his "Sharknado" scene ... Daymond says don't blink, cause y'know how black guys fare in horror flicks.
Other revelations? His favorite 'Shark' product, the stupidest one -- and why celebs keep investing in booze. Brutal honesty at its best.
Judge Wants Him Cuffed
Arrest Warrant Issued
7/30/2014 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short may not be wanted anymore on "Scandal" ... but he's still a wanted man -- as in there's now a warrant out for his arrest.
Short was ordered to show Wednesday morning in criminal court for a hearing in his domestic violence case. His wife was asking the judge for more protection from the actor, who is mired in legal trouble.
But Columbus wasn't there, so the judge issued a bench warrant.
Here's the interesting twist. The day before he was a no-show in a different criminal case. The judge threatened to issue a warrant and Columbus suddenly appeared.
We asked Columbus Tuesday about his belated court appearance. Check out his reaction.
I NEVER Slept with Justin
7/30/2014 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miranda Kerr did NOT sleep with Justin Bieber after the 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show ... so Miranda claimed at the time as did her lawyer.
Miranda's lawyer sent out a letter at the time rumors swirled that Miranda and Justin hooked up at a hotel after the show ... when she was still with Orlando Bloom. The letter calls such claims "false and defamatory."
We're told Kerr was as adamant as her lawyer at the time ... that she did NOT hook up with Bieber.
Apparently Orlando Bloom didn't buy the story. The couple separated the following year. And it's very clear from the story we posted Tuesday night ... there's beef between Justin and Orlando over Miranda.
As for Justin ... sources connected with the singer say he got all braggy when he talked about Miranda ... which of course does not necessarily mean he was telling the truth.
Miranda posted a photo this afternoon on Instagram of herself topless in a bathtub ... just in case you forgot what all the fuss was about.
These Rolls Ain't Loyal
7/30/2014 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown continues to look noticeably heavier since getting out of jail ... bravely partying without a shirt on while hanging out Wednesday afternoon in glorious St. Tropez.
CB is partying in France while one of his new neighbors in the San Fernando Valley tells TMZ he has no qualms about shooting the R&B singer if he trespasses onto his property.
Based on these photos, it doesn't seem Chris moves with a lot quickness these days ... so he's best to heed the warning.
Throws Punch at Justin Bieber
7/29/2014 6:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
8:30 AM PT -- We're getting different versions of what incited Orlando, and people are taking sides. One account is Justin extended his hand to Orlando, who refused it, and when Justin asked what's your problem ... Orlando mentioned Miranda. Justin then tried to walk away and that's when Orlando swung.
A second version -- Justin said something to the effect of, I had sex with your wife ... and THEN Orlando swung.
Orlando Bloom threw a punch at Justin Bieber early Wednesday morning in Ibiza ... and Justin fled the restaurant -- this according to 2 eyewitnesses.
The eyewitnesses tell TMZ ... Orlando was in Cipriani restaurant which was packed with celebs, including Paris Hilton, and Diddy.
You don't see Orlando swing, but the eyewitnesses tell us that's exactly what happened. We're told Justin ducked the punch. That's where the video starts and you hear Justin scream, "What's up bitch?"
We're told when Bieber left the crowd applauded.
The backstory is almost legendary ... Justin partied with Orlando's then-wife Miranda Kerr after a 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show in NYC and they got very VERY close. And in April of this year, Orlando was hanging out with Justin's on-and-off GF Selena Gomez. So the bad blood is flowing.
Hours after the fight ... Justin threw gasoline on the fire by posting -- then quickly deleting -- this pic of Miranda.
What, Me Worried?
7/30/2014 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber made it clear immediately after he ducked an Orlando Bloom punch -- he was not shaken or rattled.
Justin and a buddy mocked the thwarted punch in the parking lot of Cipriani ... where the altercation went down.
Justin also chatted up some female fans ... knowing of course the photogs were clicking away.
As we reported ... some eyewitnesses claim Justin essentially told Orlando he banged Miranda Kerr... something she has denied.
Even though Justin made it look like the whole thing just rolled off his back ... it was clearly on his mind because hours later he posted a sexy pic of Miranda, and then quickly took it down.
In other news...
Apparently Chelsea Houska needed a super dramatic hair change to match her new skinny body!
Half-Sister Found Dead in Car
7/30/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jessica Blyth Barrymore, the half-sister of Drew Barrymore, was found dead in her car early Tuesday morning in San Diego.
Jessica's body was discovered by one of her neighbors, who told 10News ... she had a soft drink between her legs, and there were dozens of white pills scattered on the passenger seat.
Jessica and Drew had the same father -- John Drew Barrymore -- but they were not close. Jessica's mother is actress Nina Wayne ... who was John's 4th wife.
Through a rep, Barrymore tells TMZ, "Although I only met her briefly, I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible and I'm so incredibly sorry for their loss."
Jessica would have turned 48 on Thursday.
Parties with Chicks Before Fight
7/30/2014 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If Orlando Bloom was worried about Miranda Kerr -- hours before fighting Justin Bieber -- he wasn't showing it because he had his hands full with multiple hot chicks.
Bloom was cruising around the island of Ibiza Tuesday on a speedboat, pumping his fists in the air, dancing with beautiful women ... and looking like he's shouting, "Turn Down for What!" Ultimate bachelor's life.
Looking at these pics, it was VERY GOOD to be Orlando yesterday. Last night? Not so much.
Shoulda stayed on the boat, Orlando.
'Big Brother Israel'
The Show Continues ...
With Bomb Shelters
7/30/2014 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Big Brother Israel" house guests have MUCH more to worry about than eviction -- producers have them running into a bomb shelter when the violence between Israel and Palestine gets particularly dangerous.
The show has not stopped production since fighting escalated earlier this month, and has actually installed alarms in the house that alert house guests to seek shelter. They sounded twice during the first week of use.
In one instance, contestants were seen scrambling throughout the house and into the safe area.
It's a clear relaxing of the rules that normally cut off contestants from the outside world -- but clearly a necessary change.
Security Guard Sues
He Wanted Me To F*** Up Fan Club Honcho
7/30/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Morrissey wanted to turn his security guard into a thug ... to hurt a fan he despised, and the singer's manager wanted the guy killed ... so claims the bodyguard in a new lawsuit.
Bradley Steyn claims Morrissey begged him to become his hired muscle ... after a San Jose show where he was bum rushed on stage by fans.
Steyn signed on ... but claims it quickly became apparent Morrissey had more diabolical plans.
According to Steyn ... Morrissey hated the guy who ran one of his fan websites -- Morrissey-solo.com -- which he felt invaded his personal life. Steyn claims in the suit Morrissey asked if there was a way the fan "could get hurt."
Steyn claims right in front of Morrissey ... the tour manager asked if the fan "could be gotten rid of." Then they discussed how to get the fan's home address.
Steyn says in the suit he rejected the overture ... and got fired the next day.
We tried getting in touch with Morrissey ... so far, no luck.
Man Accused Of Raping 17-Year-Old
At Alcohol-Fueled Concert
7/30/2014 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Keith Urban's alcohol-crazed show Saturday outside Boston created more than a drunken mob scene ... police say it may have fueled a rape ... right there at the venue.
18-year-old Sean Murphy has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting the 17-year-old girl ... right in front of several witnesses who stood by and filmed it with their cell phones but did nothing to thwart Murphy.
Cops say both Murphy and the girl had consumed alcohol.
Murphy pled not guilty, claiming the intercourse was consensual. FYI ... the age of consent in Massachusetts is 16.
Saturday's show was the same one where more than 50 people were taken into protective custody and many others arrested for alcohol-related issues.
Murphy's attorney, Neil Crowley, tells TMZ, "This was a consensual act, not a sexual assault. There are no allegations of force or violence against him. This was a private act that regrettably occurred in a public place. The young woman was neither intoxicated nor overcome by drugs at the time."