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India lifts ban, allows female makeup artsts in film industry

After nearly six decades, India has changed the law that once prevented women from working as makeup artists on films. READ FULL STORY

Judge rules that Bryan Singer's original accuser can drop lawsuit

A federal judged in Hawaii ruled on Wednesday, Aug. 28 that Michael Egan III can drop his lawsuit against director Bryan Singer. In the ruling, the judge also stated that Egan’s case would be dismissed without prejudice, allowing Egan to refile in the future.

As the AP originally reported, Egan requested to dismiss the lawsuit due to his inability to find a new lawyer to represent him. An attorney advising Egan reportedly told the AP that Egan approved of the ruling and “got everything he wanted.” READ FULL STORY

Man arrested for throwing furniture on set of Woody Allen film

Filming for Woody Allen’s latest (untitled) film, which stars Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, and Parker Posey, was recently interrupted when a man reportedly began throwing furniture on set.

According to the Associated Press, a man the Rhode Island police have identified as Mark Spiridakos showed up to set and “tossed a chair” before assaulting security guards on Tuesday. Security guards said Spiridakos had been asking “weird questions” before he was arrested and charged with assault.

Police said that after Spiridakos attempted to run from the set, he was tackled and then taken to the hospital with a head injury.

Bryan Singer dismissed from sex abuse charges

On Friday, John Doe 117 dismissed his sex abuse suit against Bryan Singer.

In the lawsuit, John Doe 117 had originally claimed that Singer and Broadway production exec Gary Goddard had sexually abused him. Singer had filed a motion to dismiss the case in July, but this latest dismissal came about before that motion was even heard.

The case was dismissed with prejudice, so in the future, the plaintiff will not be able to file new cases against Singer with the same allegations.

As for Goddard, John Doe 117’s lawyers filed a brief opposing his motion to dismiss. His case remains active.

John Doe 117’s attorney, Jeff Herman, issued the following statement: “Upon further review of the facts and circumstances, my client does not want to pursue those claims.” Marty Singer, attorney for Bryan Singer, told EW, “We are pleased the case was dismissed.” Goddard’s attorney did not immediately reply to request for comment.

Buzzfeed has a copy of Singer’s dismissal and the memo in opposition to Goddard’s motion to dismiss.

Tracy Morgan released from rehabilitation center

30 Rock star Tracy Morgan was released today from a rehabilitation center to finish his physical recovery at home, according to Reuters. His publicist Lewis Kay confirmed this, releasing a statement saying that “Tracy has been released from the rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program.  He asked me to pass along his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has helped him get to this point. He would also appreciate some privacy during this crucial point in his recovery.” Morgan was critically injured in a car crash near Cranbury, N.J., on June 7 when a Walmart truck hit the rear of a Mercedes limo bus carrying the comedian. Morgan sustained multiple injuries, including a broken leg, while another comedian, James McNair, was killed in the incident. In July, the driver of the Walmart truck, Kevin Roper, pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that include vehicular homicide and assault by auto. On Thursday, lawyers acting for Morgan sued Walmart, according to CNN.

Charlize Theron compares press scrutiny to 'rape'

Constant scrutiny of her private life is akin to rape, Charlize Theron told Sky News.

When asked by a British reporter about the “intrusive” nature of online stories, the star of A Million Ways To Die In The West said she avoids Googling herself because “when you start living in that world, and doing that, you start feeling … raped.”

“There are certain things in my life that I think of as very sacred,” she told the reporter. “I’m very protective over them.”

Theron was in London promoting her new film when a local tabloid ran a picture of the 38-year-old leaving a hotel with her young son. Her relationship with Sean Penn has also generated considerable press in recent months.

In 2010, Twilight actress Kristen Stewart apologized for comparing the experience of being photographed by paparazzi to that of a woman being raped in an interview with British Elle.

Watch the controversial Theron interview below:

'Videodrome' star Leslie Carlson dies at age 81

Veteran character actor Leslie Carlson has died at the age of 81. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carlson passed away at his home in Toronto on May 3.

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'Empire Strikes Back' and 'Absolutely Fabulous' actor Christopher Malcolm dies at age 67

Actor Christopher Malcolm has died at the age of 67. In the early ’70s, the Scottish-born Malcolm originated the part of Brad Majors in the original stage production of The Rocky Horror Show and co-produced a West End revival of the cult musical in 1990. But the actor was probably best known for playing the character of Zev Senesca in Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back and Saffy’s father Justin in the beloved British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. His other acting credits included 1980’s mercenary action movie The Dogs of War, Warren Beatty-directed Reds (1981), and Highlander and Labyrinth (both released in 1986).

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski welcome baby, Hazel

Actress Emily Blunt and Office star John Krasinski have welcomed their first baby, a girl named Hazel.

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British sitcom legend and 'Harry Potter' actor Roger Lloyd-Pack dies at age 69

British character actor Roger Lloyd-Pack has died at the age of 69, according to The Guardian. Lloyd-Pack was much loved in his homeland for playing the dim-witted Trigger in the hugely popular sitcom Only Fools and Horses and the equally slow Owen Newitt in the similarly successful, Richard Curtis-penned show The Vicar of Dibley. But he was an incredibly versatile performer whose big screen credits included Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Interview with the Vampire, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in which he played Barty Crouch Sr. In addition to his TV and film roles, Lloyd-Pack was an accomplished theater actor and recently appeared alongside Mark Rylance in London productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night. According to his agent, Lloyd-Pack was suffering from pancreatic cancer and died at home surrounded by his family.

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