Patrick McDermott, presumed dead after disappearing on a 2005 fishing trip, is said to have faxed a message to U.S. private detectives asking to live his life in peace in Mexico.
The fax, obtained by Britain's Daily Mail, reads, "Pat has asked that I portray to you his innocence. Pat has committed no crime. Pat simply wishes to be left alone. Let him live his life in peace and harmony. He is safe and has started anew again in a new place both physically and mentally. Stop this search immediately.
Lead investigator Philip Klein alleges he and his team have also received three phone calls from McDermott's representatives in the past six months, which followed 16 sightings of the cameraman in Mexico in recent years.
Klein believes McDermott is now working as a deckhand in fishing town Sayulita amid speculation he had staged his own death to be free of child support debts to ex-wife Yvette Nipar.
The Grease star was left heartbroken after McDermott vanished off the California coast, but has since found love with tycoon John Easterling, who she married in Peru last summer (08).
Grease star Olivia Newton-John has married for the second time in a ceremony at her California home.
The singer/actress married entrepreneur John Easterling in Malibu in front of family and friends. Guests thought they were attending a Fourth of July barbecue.
And Newton-John was almost forced to cancel the big day when a brushfire broke out in a nearby canyon. But a source tells British newspaper the Daily Mail: "John said they could wait a few days, or change the venue, but Olivia was determined that nothing was going to interfere with her special day."
In 1993, the star divorced Matt Lattanzi after he reportedly had an affair. In 2005, she was devastated by the disappearance of her boyfriend of nine years, 48-year-old Patrick McDermott.
He went missing after going on an overnight fishing trip out of San Pedro, California.
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Texas Rangers is loosely based on the actual story of the reconstitution of the Rangers members of a mounted force of Texans organized in 1835 to maintain order on the frontier. The film begins with Lincoln Rogers Dunnison (James Van Der Beek) witnessing the brutal murder of his family by a group of sadistic cattle rustlers. Seeking justice Dunnison heads to Brownsville to join the Texas Rangers. Even though he can't shoot a gun or saddle a horse Rangers leader Leander McNelly (McDermott) is impressed with Dunnison and takes him under his wing. McNelly who is afflicted by a deadly tuberculosis-type ailment decides his young apprentice will make a good leader once he is dead and buried. The Rangers spend the rest of the film plodding across a sepia-toned map and taking revenge upon lawless cattle thieves accompanied by lame and explanatory narrative.
Not even a group of male heartthrobs like James Van Der Beek Ashton Kutcher Dylan McDermott and Usher Raymond could make Texas Rangers remotely interesting. The biggest problem stems from the fact that all four have been typecast based on their familiar TV personas (with the exception of Raymond who is essentially the token black guy who complains about being mistreated by Uncle Sam). Van Der Beek plays the same moral righteous character he does on Dawson's Creek every Wednesday night while Kutcher acts pretty much along the lines of his alter ego Kelso from That '70s Show. And although Dylan McDermott is convincing as Leander McNelly he just seems as fervent as his character on The Practice. Their typecasting not only takes away from the film's authenticity it also magnifies their Wild West ineptitude like bungling horse riding skills.
Director Steve Miner takes what is by far the most clichéd and unimaginative script ever written (care of Scott Busby and Martin Copeland) and turns it into the most uninspiring film ever made. The movie consists primarily of shots of the aged map with superimposed images of faded Rangers on horseback galloping across it and of butternut squash exploding during shooting exercises. Combined with the fact that the editing is so thoroughly sloppy and unevenly paced the film becomes almost jarring. One has to wonder for example if Dunnison's expert marksmanship literally developed overnight or if it was simply a product of bad editing. It doesn't help matters that an Alberta stunt coordinator and horse wrangler employed during the shooting of Texas Rangers claims he counted 20 horse-related accidents during the production. It will make you cringe every time a stallion goes down.
Besides the fact that her native land is now in the world’s spotlight, Olivia Newton-John also had a secret reason to celebrate when she appeared at the event’s opening ceremony -- she secretly got engaged.
John, 52, has been dating cameraman Patrick McDermott, 44, for the past four years, and he unexpectedly asked her to marry him as she was preparing to leave for Australia. So far, she has only shown her closest friends the three-carat diamond-and-platinum ring that McDermott gave her. She's tentatively planning to marry him next summer.
Olivia and her first husband, Matt Lattanzi, divorced in 1996 after 11 years. They have a daughter, Chloe, 14.