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J.J. Abrams Broke His Back on the 'Star Wars' Set

Director J.J. Abrams has revealed that he broke his back on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens while trying to help an injured Harrison Ford.

The legendary Han Solo actor broke his ankle when it got caught in the hydraulic door of the Millennium Falcon. J.J. tried to help lift the door off Harrison, but he broke his back in the process.

“He’s down there and he’s toughing it out. He’s a super human being. He’s literally lying there making jokes,” J.J. said on The Daily Show. “This door had gone down, and I’m trying to help lift it up – because that’s the kind of guy I am. I’m trying to lift up this door and I feel this pop in my back. I’m like ‘Uh, that’s weird.’”

“[The doctor] goes, ‘Oh you have a broken back,’” he continued. “I broke my L4 trying to lift this door.”

J.J. revealed that he had to wear a back brace under his clothes and he hid the injury from everyone on set. “I felt like the most nebbishy Jewish director ever,” he said.


J.J. Abrams Talks About Breaking His Back

Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Thandie Newton Celebrate 826LA's 10th Anniversary!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus flashes a big smile while attending 826LA’s 10th Anniversary Gala held at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club on Tuesday (June 16) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 54-year-old Veep star was joined by Thandie Newton, J.J. Abrams, B.J. Novak, and Jimmy Kimmel who hosted the event in support of the non-profit organization, which dedicates itself to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Last month, Julia looked so stylish while arriving at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills.

10+ pictures inside of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and others at the anniversary gala… More Here! »

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Amy Poehler & James Franco Announce New Shows at Hulu NewFronts 2015!

Amy Poehler keeps it chic and sophisticated while attending the 2015 Hulu NewFronts presentation held at Hammerstein Ballroom on Wednesday (April 29) in New York City.

The 43-year-old actress was joined at the event by James Franco, J.J. Abrams, Seth Meyers, Billy Eichner, Julie Klausner, and Jerry Seinfeld who was there to promote Hulu’s exclusive deal to stream all 180 episodes of his 1990s sitcom, Seinfeld.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Amy Poehler

J.J. and James, 37, took the stage to discuss their new project 11/22/63, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name.

Amy was on hand in support of her new comedy Difficult People, which she executive produced alongside its stars Julie and Billy.

15+ pictures inside of Amy Poehler, James Franco and others at the Hulu NewFronts… More Here! »

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Jamie Chung & Karine Vanasse Get Glam to Present at the Visual Effects Society Awards 2015!

Jamie Chung and Revenge‘s Karine Vanasse look gorgeous as they hit the red carpet at the 2015 VES Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday (February 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 31-year-old actress and Karine, 31, were joined by Vikings star Alyssa Sutherland, Furious 7‘s Djimon Hounsou, director J.J. Abrams, Clark Gregg, Jason Clarke, and Scott Adsit at the event honoring the most outstanding visual effects work of the year and the artists who created them.

J.J., 48, who is directing Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, received the Visionary Award. The honor recognizes an individual who has uniquely and consistently employed the art and science of visual effects to “foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work.”

FYI: Jamie is wearing Ippolita earrings and Rene Caovilla shoes. Alyssa is wearing an Isabel Marant dress paired with Jimmy Choo shoes.

25+ pictures inside of Jamie Chung and others at the 2015 VES AwardsMore Here! »

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Harrison Ford & 'Star Wars' Cast Take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Harrison Ford seems to be doing great while accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after breaking his ankle and taking eight weeks off from working on his new movie Star Wars: Episode VII.

The 71-year-old actor said he was nominated by a “leader in research for ALS at The Institute for EthnoMedicine in Jackson, Wyoming” and then proceeded to nominate other various doctors.

Fellow original Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and director J.J. Abrams also made their videos – Check them out after the cut!

In case you missed it, check out the Ice Bucket Challenge videos from co-stars Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac!


Harrison Ford – Ice Bucket Challenge

Click inside to watch other Star Wars stars do the Ice Bucket ChallengeMore Here! »

Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Sydney Premiere

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and director J.J. Abrams suit up for the premiere of their film Star Trek Into Darkness held at the Event Cinemas on Tuesday (April 23) in Sydney, Australia.

The three guys were joined on the red carpet by their co-star Karl Urban.

Earlier in the day, the guys hit up a portrait session to promote the film.

Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters in the US on May 17, and in Australia the day before! Be sure to check it out.

FYI: Chris is wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna suit.

15+ pictures inside of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and more at the Star Trek Into Darkness Sydney premiere… More Here! »

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Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Sydney Portrait Session!

Chris Pine suits up while attending a portrait session for his new flick Star Trek Into Darkness on Tuesday (April 23) in Sydney, Australia.

The 32-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, and director J.J. Abrams.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Pine

The day before, Chris and the guys were spotted attending a photo call in Australia.

Check out a newly released clip from Star Trek Into Darkness below!

FYI: Chris is wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna suit.


Chris Pine – ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Clip

10+ pictures inside of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto attending a portrait session for Star Trek Into DarknessMore Here! »

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