The actress mother of Jurassic Park star Laura Dern had just visited the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. - one of the key locations in the burglary scandal that brought Richard Nixon's administration down - during the run of her Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander play at the nearby Kennedy Center, when she first encountered Mitchell's spirit.
She recalls, "It was Memorial Day weekend and I was in the apartment... It was exactly 4.45 in the morning and I was dead asleep. I felt someone shake my left arm. I was terrified.
"As I sat up, there was a gold vision... (and) I could see a person within the gold vision."
The spectre disappeared as Mitchell got out of bed, convinced there was an intruder in the house.
Then she was haunted by whispering voices throughout her performance onstage that night.
She adds, "The third act comes and I'm now on this huge stage alone... and just as I'm about to speak I feel someone walk up beside me and there's nobody there. I'm so thrown because I feel somebody's there... but I can't see anybody there.
"There's 1500 people there, waiting for me to speak my lines, so I take a breath and before I can speak, someone else speaks. She says, 'Chose you... Must... Martha...' Then silence, and everybody out there's waiting for me to speak so I had to go on with the play.
"I didn't deal with it and the very next morning I had to do a television show... The show went great and at the end of the show, for some reason, I say (to the host Maury Povich), 'Maury, do you know anybody named Martha?' He said, 'Oh my God, oh my God, you're the one. You'll tell the truth'.
"I said, 'Who's story?' 'Martha Mitchell'. I said, 'Martha Mitchell, Attorney John Mitchell's wife, the crazy old alcoholic?' (Povich said), 'She's the one who brought them all down. She's the one who did it.'
"I'm going, 'Alright, Maury, OK, I'll meet her.' (He said), 'You can't meet her; she died... yesterday morning at 4.30am.'"
The whole experience made Ladd compelled to find out more about Mitchell - and she told the whole story for a recent taping of U.S. TV show Celebrity Ghost Stories, insisting Mitchell was held captive by government officials after she threatened to go to the press with what she knew about the Watergate Scandal.
She adds, "Martha Mitchell was Watergate and she had something to tell us that hasn't been told. All the congressmen and representatives mocked her, called her a dirty, crazy alcoholic, called her insane, but she was a truth teller.
"Martha Mitchell, you were a great lady and I know you went through living hell, you were held down, you were kidnapped, you were given a shot against your will. That should not happen in my country."
The actress and The View presenter were at the Mulford Farm Show in East Hampton, New York when they began bidding for the same mirror.
After a tense battle, Behar gave in and let Hargitay buy the antique piece for $1,600 (£1,067).
Joking about backing down at the auction, Behar tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Well, she carried a gun on TV. I'm physically afraid of her."
The Usual Suspects star offered an afternoon of his company to raise funds at the star-studded event, held in memory of former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev's late wife Raisa, who died of leukaemia in 1999.
Stars including Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott and Joely Richardson were among those invited to place bids at the gala at the British capital's Hampton Court Palace.
Diamonds, luxury holidays, artwork by Jeff Koons and a Francis Bacon triptych also went under the hammer, with proceeds going to the Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation.
The Foundation's founder, Evgeny Lebedev, says, "Mikhail Gorbachev and I were so moved by the generosity of our guests who helped us to raise this astounding figure. This will go a long way to help lessen the suffering of so many children and their families - as was Raisa Gorbachev's aim."
The Talking Cure will be directed by David Cronenberg and see Knightley portray a patient of the Austrian neurologist, who is widely considered to be the founding father of psychoanalysis.
The movie is a big-screen adaptation of the play of the same name, written by playwright Christopher Hampton, according to German website moviepilot.de.
Entourage star Ruehl, who plays mother to Adrian Grenier's character in the hit U.S. TV drama, was driving through East Hampton when she reportedly failed to yield to the biker while making a turn.
The unnamed 24-year-old collided with the rear of Ruehl's vehicle and was taken to Southampton Hospital with an injured leg, according to the New York Post. No further information regarding his condition was available as WENN went to press.
Ruehl was given a ticket for failing to yield the right of way.
Baldwin was noticeably upset when Frankel failed to show at an event attended by her Real Housewives of New York City co-stars in New York's East Hampton on Sunday (30Aug09), according to the New York Daily News.
The 30 Rock star admits he badgered guests about her absence but Baldwin insists his intentions were innocent - and he has no desire to break up Frankel's engagement to fiance Jason Hoppy.
He tells the New York Post, "My friend... and her daughter are big fans of her show and wanted to meet Bethenny, so I asked for them to be introduced to her. I don't know her and wasn't looking to meet her, but somehow this ends up in the Daily News - manufacturing a nice gesture into a total BS (bulls**t) item suggesting I want to date this woman. Nothing against her, but I'm not dating anyone."
The actress wanted a familiar place where she could hang out with friends and sup cocktails and so she invested in a new Mexican restaurant called the Blue Parrot.
She tells WENN, "It's awesome and has great margaritas and tacos... How fun is that? I just go and sit on a bar stool and it's fun, like, 'Oh, I'm hangin' here at my place.'".
The star has struggled to land another role in a film equally as successful as his 1980s flicks and recently began serving up drinks at Chinese restaurant Philippe East Hampton.
Restaurant owners were stunned when patrons began to recognise the star, and decided to promote him to a position at their Los Angeles branch, where he'll mingle with more A-listers.
Owner Stratis Morfogen tells the New York Post, "The story I heard was, he was a struggling musician trying to make it. But then every A-list patron who walked in the door knew him... we spoke in detail about his past - amazing guy and amazing story. Now I've decided to bump Roger up to manager in our new Philippe location in Los Angeles opening this September (09). He is so happy to go back to Hollywood... I knew none of this.".
The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback was handed a 23-month sentence last November (08) after pleading guilty to charges of dog fighting.
In May (09), he was transferred from a Leavenworth, Kansas prison to his Hampton, Virginia residence, where a judge allowed Vick to serve out the remainder of his punishment in the comfort of his own home.
His sentence came to an end on Monday (20Jul09) and the quarterback is now planning to meet with NFL officials to reinstate him and allow him back onto the football field.
All Jackie Chan movies are basically the same right? Jackie is the good
guy who's on the run from or in pursuit of a truly evil bad guy. In
this one Jackie plays an Imperial Chinese guard sent to the American
west during the 1800s to rescue a kidnapped princess (Lucy Liu). He
buddies up with a bumbling outlaw (Owen Wilson) and as you might guess
action and laughs follow.
One reason for Chan's phenomenal success of recent years is that he
seems to realize his own strengths and weaknesses as an actor and plays
up to them. As he did with Chris Tucker in "Rush Hour " Chan plays the
straight guy while Wilson (doing a more slapstick type of comedy than in
"Bottle Rocket" and other films) acts the goof.
Well there's some nice scenery of the Sierra Nevadas and the old west
(where this stuff was actually filmed I have no idea but it looks
great) but other than that this film is a showcase for the actors. For
the most part director Tom Dey doesn't deviate from the tried-and-true
elements of a Hollywood western: Gunfights Indians brothels bounty
hunters barroom brawls hangings damsels in distress and so on. The
final fight between the good guys and bad guys is a lot of fun mixing
up swordplay gunplay martial arts and fighting sticks.