Archive: September 2010 (1-5 of 5)

Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag detained in Costa Rica for illegal arms possession

According to the AP, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag were briefly detained at a Costa Rica airport for illegal arms possession on Saturday. Security officers found two undeclared handguns in the pair’s luggage, but no ammunition. The tabloid couple was questioned and allowed to leave the country, where they’d been since Aug. 14.

EW Exclusive: 'Paranormal State' star Ryan Buell comes out in new book

Ryan-BuellImage Credit: Charles Norfleet/PR PhotosRyan Buell, star of A&E’s docuseries Paranormal State, comes out as bisexual in his new book, Paranormal State: My Journey Into the Unknown. Buell, who identifies as a Roman Catholic, writes, “I’ve decided to share my sexuality and struggle over faith in hopes that others will no longer feel as though they are alone or that they can’t be religious.” His show returns for a fifth season later this year.

'Precious' screenwriter makes directorial debut with Saoirse Ronan and James Gandolfini

Geoffrey Fletcher, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who adapted Precious, will make his directorial debut with his script Violet & Daisy, Variety reports. The Lovely Bones’ Saoirse Ronan will star as one of two teenage female assassins, who are caught off-guard on a job when their target isn’t what they expected. James Gandolfini will costar.

Christian Slater to star in 'Playback'

Christian Slater will star in Playback, an indie horror thriller to be produced under John M. Bennett and Lawrence Robbins’ Bennett Robbins Productions banner. According to Variety, Slater will play a sinister cop who helps to expose a small town’s dark secret. The film, which is in its second week of filming in Grand Rapids, Michigan, co-stars Johnny Pacar, Toby Hemingway, Jonathan Keltz, Alessandra Torresani, Ambyr Childers, and Daryl “Chill” Mitchell.

Oscar-nominated 'Invasion' actor, Kevin McCarthy, 96, dies

kevin-mccarthyImage Credit: Everett CollectionOscar-nominated actor Kevin McCarthy, known for his roles in Death of a Salesman and Invasion of the Body Snatchers died Saturday in Hyannis, Mass., according to the New York Times. He was 96 years old, and no cause of death was immediately reported. McCarthy first portrayed Biff in the 1949 London stage version of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman before scoring an Oscar nod and Golden Globe win for doing the role in the 1951 film version. His most remembered part, however, was Mile Bennell, a doctor in cult sci-fi flick Invasion of the Body Snatchers who tries to escape the movie’s infamous “podification” alongside a divorcée played by Dana Wynter. The film had a humble, low-budget B movie beginning, but went on to be selected for the National Film Registry in 1994, and the American Film Institute named it one of the Top 10 science fiction films of all time in 2008.

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