September 20, 2010 10:15am EST
The Heroes actress has signed a deal with America's Lifetime network to star in The Amanda Knox Story, the Hollywood tale of the real-life U.S. exchange student's sensational Italian murder trial surrounding the brutal killing of her roommate.
Knox became an object of international fascination at 20, when she and her Italian boyfriend were arrested in the country in November 2007 and accused by prosecutors of killing 21-year-old Meredith Kercher during a violent night fuelled by sex and drugs.
Knox, her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Italian native Rudy Guede were charged with sexually assaulting Kercher, while the American was accused of slashing her roommate's throat with a knife.
Knox's 11-month trial ended last December (09), and she was sentenced to 26 years in prison in an Italian jail. She maintains her innocence and has filed an appeal.
Sollecito received 25 years and, in a separate trial, Guede received 30 years.
The Amanda Knox Story is set to broadcast on U.S. TV next year (11).
Former New York City mayor RUDY GIULIANI's daughter CAROLINE completed a day of community service on Friday (17Sep10) - the 21-year-old's punishment for shoplifting from a Manhattan store last month (Aug10).
Caroline Giuliani was arrested last month (Aug10) after she was allegedly caught stealing a number of cosmetic items worth around $150 (£100) at a Sephora store in Manhattan.
On Tuesday (31Aug10), a judge adjourned the case - and prosecutors have revealed it will be dismissed if Caroline takes on a one-day community service order.
Caroline Giuliani must also avoid any further legal problems for six months and return to court on 4 November (10) to ensure the community service has been completed, according to a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office.
The actress divorced her first husband, Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp, in 1995 and had a son, Rafferty, with Law the following year (96).
Frost admits Law was away working a lot while she was pregnant and after the birth she eventually pushed a "self-destruct button" and went on a drinking binge.
On her return home, she claims she was so "numb" with depression, she hardly realised when she self-harmed with a pair of scissors.
In her upcoming autobiography, Crazy Days, Frost reveals, "Jude was away a lot, while I was sitting on the sofa, getting fatter and gripped by a nagging sense that I was jeopardising my love. Rafferty was born in October of that year. I didn't want a nanny because I wanted to be alone with Raff, but unease was pulling me down, making me feel low and lost.
"Eventually I wanted to press the self-destruct button. One night I arranged a babysitter and went out. I partied all night and got home the next day racked with guilt. I was sitting at my dressing table, not feeling anything - just numb.
"I watched my hand slowly pick up a pair of scissors. It was as if I was being sucked down lower into the chair and the scissors seemed to be drawn to my arm.
"I appeared to have cut myself. Blood dripped down my arm. There was no sense of panic within me - I just felt empty."
The star was treated for post-natal depression, but the condition returned after the birth of her daughter, Iris, in 2000.
Frost and Law welcomed another son, Rudy, in 2002 before they divorced in 2003.
Frost became firm friends with Moss in the late 1990s and the pair was at a concert together in Los Angeles in 2000 when she went into premature labour.
Her husband Jude Law and sister Holly rallied around to ensure Frost made it to hospital in time - but wild woman Moss had a detour in mind.
In her upcoming autobiography, Crazy Days, Frost reveals, "Seven weeks before my due date we went to a gig with a group of friends, including Kate and my sister Holly, when I started feeling contractions. 'Sadie, I think we need to go the hospital,' Holly said.
"She and Jude helped me to the waiting limo, with Kate rushing in, determined to be with me at the birth. As we headed towards Santa Monica, Kate spotted a convenience store.
"'Stop!' she shouted to the driver. 'We're going to need supplies.' The limo stopped and the others dived out to buy champagne and cigarettes before rushing on to the hospital.
"While waiting at the hospital, Jude put some Bob Marley on and sat and ate bananas because he was so nervous, while Holly and Kate paced about the hall. Almost seven hours later, on October 25, 2000, our daughter Iris Tallulah was born."
Iris was a little sister for Frost's two sons - Finlay, from her marriage to Gary Kemp, and Rafferty. The actress and Law later welcomed son Rudy to the family before their divorce in 2003.
Caroline Giuliani is said to have been caught stealing a number of cosmetic items worth around $150 (£100) at a Sephora shop in Manhattan.
A source tells the New York Daily News, "She was stopped by store security and a salesperson who observed this. They called police."
The 20 year old was reportedly taken to a local police station for processing but is expected to be released later on Wednesday evening.
Law was appalled when pictures of his three children with ex-wife Sadie Frost holidaying with him and girlfriend Sienna Miller in the Caribbean at Christmas (09) appeared in Hello! magazine.
The images of his sons Rafferty, 12, and Rudy, seven, and daughter Iris, nine, on a secluded beach were purchased and published by the U.K publication in January (10) and Law hit the editors with a breach of privacy lawsuit.
The case was settled in court earlier this week (begs05Apr10).
As part of the agreement, Hello! bosses have been ordered to cover Law's legal costs and they have agreed not to publish pictures of the actor with his kids until they reach the age of 18.
The settlement also states the magazine must not publish any images of Law in circumstances where "he has a reasonable expectation of privacy".
Larriva passed away on 19 February (10) in Irvine, California. He was 94.
Born in El Paso, Texas, Larriva began his animation career working on the 1939 Warner Bros. film Dog Gone Modern before landing jobs on cartoons including Robin Hoodlum, Gerald McBoing Boing and Fangface.
He later worked as a director for small screen cartoons, helming Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show.
Larriva is also noted for directing the animation for the opening credits of the Twilight Zone in 1959-1960.
He is survived by a son, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, reports Variety.com.
I’ve always been an unabashed fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson a magnetic screen presence whose charm and charisma more than make up for his shortcomings as an actor. That said even I’m finding it harder to defend his choices of roles over the past few years including his most recent turn in the family comedy The Tooth Fairy. Striving to produce quality family-friendly entertainment is certainly a commendable goal Rock but could you do us a favor and throw in the occasional R-rated (or at least PG-13) action flick every once in a while? Please?
The plot of The Tooth Fairy is standard kids-movie stuff: Johnson plays a gruff self-centered minor-league hockey player who after crushing the dreams of a few wide-eyed youngsters is sentenced to two weeks of community service as a tooth fairy. Handed wings a magic wand invisibility spray and other standard fairy accoutrements he’s sent to various children’s houses where he must brave all matter of domestic hazards to fulfill his tooth fairy obligations.
The Rock is usually the best part of otherwise underwhelming movies like this but he actually stumbles out of the gate in The Tooth Fairy overdosing on cheese and ham in an awkward first act. What ultimately makes the movie work is British comic Stephen Merchant recognizable to some as the hapless agent of Ricky Gervais’ chronically underemployed actor in HBO’s Extras who plays The Rock’s beleaguered fairy case worker. With his thin frame and his subtle sharp wit he provides the perfect foil for The Rock’s oversized personality creating just enough of a comedic spark to make The Tooth Fairy a relatively enjoyable if altogether unspectacular experience for both the kids and their babysitters.
The actress was said to be furious after Law took their three children to Barbados the day after Christmas (26Dec09) to soak up the sun on the Caribbean beaches with Miller.
And now she's set to ring in the New Year (10) alone following a break-up with Welsh actor Andy Jones, according to Britain's The Sun.
The publication reports Frost called off their relationship because Jones was too starstruck by her celebrity pals.
A source tells The Sun, "Sadie is upset but Andy was too green to hang around the Primrose Hill set (Frost's friends). Every time he met Kate Moss or Jude he got starstruck and tried to impress them. Knowing (Jude) is rekindling his romance with Sienna is not helping."
Frost and Law divorced in 2003 and are parents to sons Rafferty, 12, and Rudy, seven, and daughter Iris, nine.