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Jimmy Savile sex-abuse scandal called 'unprecedented'

The late entertainer Jimmy Savile committed more than 200 sex crimes over more than half a century, with most victims children and teens assaulted the length and breadth of Britain, from TV studios to hospitals and even a hospice, a police report said Friday.

Detectives said the scale of Savile’s sex abuse was “unprecedented in the U.K.” They have recorded 214 offenses allegedly committed by Savile between 1995 and 2009, including 34 rapes, on victims aged 8 to 47. In all, 450 people have come forward with information about abuse by the late TV presenter. READ FULL STORY

Report: 'Anchorman 2' set burgled of $300,000 worth of wiring

What do thieves love more than lamp? How about lamp wires.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that $300,000 worth of wiring in a building currently used for the Atlanta production of Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the sequel to 2004′s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, was swiped.

The incident, reported on Dec. 27, has sparked a $5,000 reward for tips on who perpetrated the nefarious burglary.

Paramount did not return a request from EW for comment.

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Lindsay Lohan due in court to face assault charges

Actress Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to appear in court to face assault charges in connection with a fight at a Manhattan nightclub.

She’s charged with misdemeanor assault in the Nov. 29 incident at Club Avenue.

The Mean Girls and Liz and Dick star allegedly struck a woman in the face during an argument.

She’s due in criminal court Monday where she’ll learn whether prosecutors will pursue the case against her.

At the time of her arrest, her attorney, Mark Heller, said Lohan was “a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame.”

In September, she was involved in an NYPD investigation after alleging a man assaulted her in a hotel. Charges against the man were later dropped.

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Masked robbers commit Apple Store heist in Paris

Four robbers stole over $1 million worth of iPhones, iPads, and various other Apple iDevices from an Apple Store in Paris, CNN reports. The store was robbed while the City of Light was in the midst of a New Year’s celebration. The criminals apparently entered through a service entrance and stole various devices from the storeroom, before driving off in a Mercedes van. The total cost of the stolen goods was not confirmed; Apple did not immediately respond to EW’s call for comment.

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Nick Stahl arrested for investigation of lewd conduct

Los Angeles police say actor Nick Stahl has been arrested for investigation of lewd conduct.

The 33-year-old Terminator 3 star was arrested about 8 p.m. Thursday on Hollywood Boulevard. He was booked on a misdemeanor count of lewd conduct and released from custody.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Stahl was arrested at an adult movie shop during a routine undercover police operation.
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Hacker who published nude photos of Scarlett Johansson sentenced to 10 years in prison

A federal judge sentenced a hacker to 10 years in prison on Monday after he broke into the personal online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, and other women and posted revealing photos and other material on the Internet.

U.S. District Judge S. James Otero sentenced Christopher Chaney after hearing from a tearful Johansson in a videotaped statement.

The case included the revelation that nude photos taken by Johansson of herself and meant for her then-husband Ryan Reynolds were leaked online.

“I have been truly humiliated and embarrassed,” Johansson said. “I find Christopher Chaney’s actions to be perverted and reprehensible.” READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy' actor not on drugs at time of death

A former Sons of Anarchy actor who was the lone suspect in the killing of his landlady did not have drugs in his system when he died, according to an autopsy report released Thursday. Authorities had been interested in whether Johnny Lewis was on drugs or medication when he apparently killed Catherine Davis in her home and then fell to his death in her driveway.

Lewis had recently been released from jail and had a string of drug-related arrests before the killing. His attorney had speculated he might have been in a drug-induced psychosis when he killed Davis. Toxicology results on Johnny Lewis found no traces of cocaine, alcohol, marijuana or any other types of drugs in the actor’s system. Officials checked for anti-psychotic drugs as well as psychedelic drugs.

An autopsy report noted that Lewis had nail marks on both sides of his neck when he died and had suffered partial strangulation. His death was ruled accidental because there was no evidence he attempted to kill himself or had been pushed. READ FULL STORY

Report: Gerard Depardieu briefly held for alleged drunk driving

French actor Gerard Depardieu was briefly detained by police for allegedly driving drunk on his motorcycle, according to a news report.

Sipa news agency quoted police as saying the 63-year-old actor was brought in Thursday afternoon by Paris police after falling off his motorcycle.

The burly actor, who has appeared in more than 150 films, allegedly failed a sobriety test and was taken to a police station, Sipa said. Police then escorted him home, but he’ll have to appear in court, the news agency reported.

It was one of several encounters with the law for Depardieu. He grabbed headlines when he urinated in the aisle of a plane before takeoff on a Paris to Dublin flight. He was removed from the aircraft.

Depardieu was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in 1990 film Cyrano de Bergerac.

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Michael Nouri arrested for suspicion of domestic violence

Michael Nouri was arrested yesterday and charged with felony domestic violence. According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, the actor best known for Flashdance and All My Children engaged in a physical argument with his girlfriend. A 911 call was placed from the residence, and police arrived on the scene at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT. Nouri was arrested and taken to the police station, where he was later released on $50,000 bail.

Actor Edward Furlong arrested at L.A. airport

Authorities say actor Edward Furlong has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of domestic violence.

Airport police say the star of Terminator 2 and American History X was arrested after officers responded to an arrival area late Monday.

He was booked on suspicion of felony domestic violence involving a spouse or girlfriend. Police did not identify the person who Furlong allegedly injured. The actor’s divorce from estranged wife Rachael Kneeland is pending.

Jail records show the 35-year-old is being held on $50,000 bail.

His publicist R.J. Rousso did not immediately respond to phone and email messages seeking comment.

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