Michael Madsen, best known for roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill movies and Reservoir Dogs, was arrested Friday afternoon in Malibu and booked on felony charges of child endangerment with cruelty to a child, reports People. The actor, 54, was allegedly intoxicated and engaged in a fight with his teenage son when police arrived at his Malibu home in response to a family disturbance call. Madsen was released on $100,000 bail. UPDATE: Per E! Online, Madsen was cleared of the charges due to insufficient evidence. Madsen has called the entire ordeal a “big misunderstanding.”
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EW has confirmed that the New Orleans Police department has issued an arrest warrant for “simple criminal damage” in the amount of $700 for comedian Russell Brand. The warrant stems from an altercation Brand reportedly had with a paparazzo Monday night around 6:50 p.m. According to MTV, Brand snatched the photographer’s phone and threw it out the window of a local law firm — though the NOPD could not confirm these details. No court date has been set, and Brand was not in custody at time of press. Since finalizing his divorce from Katy Perry about a month ago, Brand traveled to New Orleans to film a movie written by Diablo Cody. A spokesperson for the comedian did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Charlize Theron has adopted a baby boy named Jackson, reports the AP. This is the first child for the South African actress, whose work on 2003′s Monster won her an Academy Award. Theron split from long-time boyfriend Stuart Townsend in 2010.
Actor and human-rights activist George Clooney is highlighting the humanitarian crisis in the volatile border region between Sudan and South Sudan.
Clooney described a recent trip to the region where he and John Prendergast, the cofounder of the advocacy group the Enough Project, secretly traveled across the border and came under rocket attack.
Clooney filmed the death and destruction at burned-out villages, and met with residents forced to hide in mountain caves.
Their video went online shortly before Clooney testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.
Clooney spoke to a few reporters before the hearing. He’s scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday.
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Twilight star Peter Facinelli and Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Jennie are divorcing after 11 years of marriage, reports People. ”While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children,” said the stars. “We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together. We ask for privacy and respect during this time.” The couple met on the set of TV movie An Unfinished Affair and have three daughters under the age of 14.
Garth will next appear in a CMT reality show Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country, chronicling her move out of Hollywood. Though Facinelli will not appear in the series, a rep from CMT confirms that the split will be dealt with throughout the show.
Angelina Jolie is the latest celebrity to voice her support of the Kony 2012 campaign, a movement calling for the arrest of violent African rebel leader Joseph Kony. According to The Guardian, Jolie spoke about Kony at an International Women’s Day event in New York where she said that Kony is “an extraordinarily horrible human being who, you know… his time has come and it’s lovely to see that young people are rising up as well.”
Jolie, who serves as a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations added that she’s “been to Uganda and Congo and been to the International criminal court myself… [Kony's] the one we all want to see in jail, so I think it’s great that more people are talking about it.” READ FULL STORY »
Iranian authorities canceled a ceremony Monday in honor of the country’s Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi even though the government had hailed his win as a triumph over a competitor from Israel. The event for Farhadi, who won the Oscar for best foreign film last month for his movie A Separation, was abruptly scrapped after authorities denied permission, according to the semiofficial Ilna news agency.
There were no details as to why a permit was denied, but some Iranian conservatives were upset with the film’s themes: domestic turmoil, gender inequality, and the desire by many to leave the country. Ilna said two cinema groups, the Center for Directors of Iranian Cinema and the High Council of Producers of Iranian Cinema, issued a statement decrying the cancellation. All public events in Iran need government approval.
“We intended to have a simple and friendly meeting to say ‘thank you’ for the great achievement you brought Iran and Iranian cinema but the cultural custodians did not let us realize this,” said the statement, addressing Farhadi. READ FULL STORY »
This weekend, the comics world lost one of its iconic figures — and the science-fiction movie world one of its greatest influences — with the passing of Jean Giraud. Better known by his pen name of “Moebius,” Giraud was France’s best-known comics artist, and helped inspire the design of many sci-fi movies including Ridley Scott’s films Alien and Blade Runner, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, and Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element. “Moebius is to comic books what Miles Davis is to jazz: the master,” Besson once said. According to the Los Angeles Times, Giraud died on Friday night or Saturday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 73.
Giraud was born in France in May 1938 and, in his 20s, made his reputation with the Old West saga Les Aventures de Blueberry, penned by Jean-Michel Charlier. In 1974, the artist launched the adult sci-fi and fantasy comics anthology Métal Hurlant, which was published here as Heavy Metal. Moebius’ detailed, intricate artwork would have a massive, and lasting, influence on the science-fiction genre from Alien, for which he supplied concept designs, to the novels of cyberpunk novelist William Gibson. “I was having lunch with Ridley (Scott),” cyberpunk novelist William Gibson once wrote. “And when the conversation turned to inspiration, we were both very clear about our debt to the Métal Hurlant school of the ’70s — Moebius and others.”
For more on Jean Giraud’s life and influence, check out the documentary, Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures.
Dennis Quaid’s wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, has filed for divorce after eight years of marriage. TMZ first broke the story after obtaining court papers in which Buffington-Quaid said, “The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.”
The couple have 4-year-old twins who made headlines in 2007 after hospital staff at Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center erroneously administered an overdose of blood thinner Heparin to the 10-day-old infants. The Quaids will share custody of their children, according to a temporary custody order.
This is the third dissolved marriage for Quaid. He divorced Meg Ryan in 2001 and actress P.J. Soles in 1983.
Songwriter Robert B. Sherman, who wrote the tongue-twisting “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and other enduring songs for Disney classics, has died. He was 86. Sherman’s agent, Stella Richards, said Tuesday that Sherman died peacefully in London on Monday. With his brother Richard, Sherman composed scores for Disney films including The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Mary Poppins, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Their songs also included “It’s a Small World After All,” written for the 1964 World’s Fair. The brothers won two Academy Awards for Mary Poppins, as well as a Grammy and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Son Jeffrey Sherman wrote on Facebook that his father “wanted to bring happiness to the world and, unquestionably, he succeeded.”
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