Kristen Stewart may have apologized profusely and publicly to Robert Pattinson for cheating on him with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. But it looks like all the "I love him, I love hims" in the world aren't going to get Pattinson to turn that U-Haul around. (Us Weekly reports that he's currently holed up in Water for Elephants' co-star Reese Witherspoon's place hiding out).
Now, he's going to hit her where it hurts: he wants the dog. According to a new report, the troubled Twilight stars are locked in a custody battle over who gets their pooch, Bear. And this might take longer to hammer out than Tom and Katie's lightning-fast custody agreement for Suri. Co-authors of the book What About Wally: Co-Parenting a Pet With Your Ex, explain why the maybe-soon-to-be-exes should just drop the bitterness and do the right thing: LA family lawyer David Pisarra says this type of custody war is becoming common in Hollywood — and in the rest of the country, for that matter. "What I am seeing in my practice is pet parents working out custody arrangements very similar as to what’s done with children," Pisarra tells Hollywood.com. "What they usually include are visitation rights, how the costs of the pet will be divided and how boarding and end-of-life decisions will be handled." Since Stewart and Pattinson aren't married, "there could be a lawsuit filed for ownership or an agreement could be worked out by the two of them which could then be ruled on by an arbitrator," Pisarra continues. "The third option is for the two of them to get together, create their own agreement on co-parenting, and then stick with it." But, sadly, in the case of angry exes, pets are often used as a bargaining chip (and tools to punish the other person). "I just hope this doesn’t turn in to an issue where they are using the dog to get back at each other," noted pet expert Steven May tells us. "That’s the kind of selfish act that ends up hurting the dog the most.” "Dogs, like people, respond to their environment," May adds. "And if they’re getting pushed and pulled a bunch of different ways at once, and are surrounded by a lot of fighting, they can very easily develop behavioral problems." So come on, K. Stew, the ball is in your court. Frankly, you don't stand a chance at winning: you're the villain in this whole mess and more importantly, we all know Bella's not a dog person in the end. [Photo Credit: Wenn.com] More: Kristen Stewart Cheated on Robert Pattinson with 'Snow White' Director Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: A Timeline of Relationship Rumors How Kristen Stewart Out-Earned Robert Pattinson by $8 Million This Year
The God of Legion secular Hollywood’s latest Biblically-inspired action flick is old-school an angry spiteful Almighty with a penchant for Old Testament theatrics. Fed up with humanity’s decadent warmongering ways He’s decided to pull the plug on the whole crazy experiment and start over from scratch.
Fortunately for us the God of Legion is also a rather lazy fellow. Instead of doing the apocalyptic work himself and wiping us out with a giant flood which worked perfectly well last time He opts to delegate the task to His army of angels — a questionable strategy that starts to fall apart when the archangel charged with leading the planned extermination Michael (Paul Bettany) refuses to comply.
Michael who unlike his boss still harbors affection for our sorry species abandons his post and descends to earth where inside the swollen belly of Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) an unwed mother-to-be working as a waitress in an out-of-the-way diner sits humanity’s lone hope for survival. Why is this particular baby so important? Is it the one destined to lead us to victory over Skynet? Heaven knows — Legion reveals little details its script devoid of actual scripture. What is clear is that God’s celestial hitmen want the kid whacked before it’s born.
But Michael won’t let humanity fall without a fight. Armed with a Waco-sized arsenal of assault weapons he hunkers down with the diner’s patrons a largely superfluous collection of thinly-sketched caricatures from various demographic groups led by Dennis Quaid as the diner’s grizzled owner Tyrese Gibson as a hip-hop hustler and Lucas Black as a simple-minded country boy.
Together they mount a heroic final stand against hordes of angels who’ve taken possession of “weak-willed” humans turning kindly old grandmas and mild-mannered ice cream vendors into snarling ravenous foul-mouthed beasts. They descend upon the ramshackle diner in a series of full-frontal assaults commanded by the archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand) the George Pickett of End of Days generals.
Beneath its superficial religious facade Legion is really just a run-of-the-mill zombie flick a Biblical I Am Legend. Bettany an actor accustomed to smaller dramatic roles in films like A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code looks perfectly at ease in his first major action role wielding machine guns and bowie knives with equal aplomb. Conversely first-time director Scott Stewart a former visual effects artist does little to prove himself worthy of such a promotion serving up some impressive CGI work but not much else worthy of note.
Brando's gets final resting place
Legendary actor Marlon Brando was finally put to rest when his ashes were spread in Tahiti and Death Valley, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. A recent memorial service for The Godfather star, who died of lung failure at age 80 on July 1, was held at the home of Hollywood producer Mike Medavoy and was attended by Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson and Sean Penn. Some of Brando's ashes were scattered in Death Valley, a place that the actor cherished, his son Miko Brando told the Times. The ashes of Brando's late friend Wally Cox, who died in 1973, were also poured onto the desert landscape as part of the same ceremony, but how Cox's ashes were in the possession of Brando's family was unknown, the paper reports. The family is also preparing a set of DVDs based on unreleased footage, shot within the past three years, of Brando teaching the finer points of the acting craft to young performers and interviewing prominent fellow professionals, which includes Brando talking to other actors such as Penn, Nick Nolte, Jon Voight and Edward James Olmos.
Miramax snags Moore's next docu
Miramax Films will finance and distribute Michael Moore's upcoming documentary, tentatively titled Sicko, Variety reports. Moore is expected to begin production on the film, which examines the American healthcare system, early next year. The filmmaker's current documentary, the anti-Bush rant Fahrenheit 9/11, was purchased by Harvey and Bob Weinstein's newly created distribution company, Fellowship Adventure Group, and released in association with Lions Gate Films and IFC Films after Disney, Miramax's parent company, refused to distribute the film. According to Variety, it is still unclear where Disney stands on Moore's newest venture.
CBS faces new improprieties over bogus Bush memos
CBS News faced new charges of journalistic impropriety Tuesday, a day after the network said it regretted using questionable documents in a report challenging President Bush's military service, Reuters reports. In a USA Today report, the source, retired National Guard Lt. Col. Bill Burkett, allegedly gave CBS the documents only after the network agreed to arrange a conversation between Burkett and someone from Democratic Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign. In an interview with CNN, Kerry campaign aide Joe Lockhart confirmed that CBS had given him Burkett's number and said he had a conversation with him about how Kerry should run his campaign--just days before the CBS story aired.
Cat Stevens' flight diverted
Former pop singer Cat Stevens, who quit the music industry after converting to Islam in 1977, was denied entry to the United States, Reuters reports. His flight from London to Washington was diverted to Maine after his name, Yusuf Islam, turned up on a watch list, a U.S. transportation security official said. U.S. Customs and border protection authorities discovered the name matched a federal watch list, including the no-fly list. Federal authorities planned to put the singer, known for hit songs such as "Moonshadow" and "Wild World," on a return flight early Wednesday, the official said.
O'Donnell sued over courtroom sketches
Two courtroom artists are suing former TV talk show host Rosie O'Donnell for copyright infringement, accusing her of trying to pass off photographs of their sketches as her own work, Reuters reports. According to a 33-page complaint, artists Andrea Shepard and her mother Shirley gave O'Donnell digital photographs of the drawings, made during O'Donnell's $100 million breach-of-contract trial with the now defunct magazine Rosie, for the purpose of helping the former talk show host choose which images she wished to buy. But the suit alleges O'Donnell cut the photos apart, removed the Shepards' name, address and copyright notice and made collages of their work, autographing them with her name. O'Donnell's publicist insists the comedian merely used the contact sheets as a small part of her own artwork that combines painting and collage to convey her emotional experience during the trial.
Mexican pop diva released from prison
Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi, once known as the Mexican Madonna, was freed from prison Tuesday after being found not guilty of helping to kidnap and rape teenage girls lured into her cult-like musical clan with promises of stardom, Reuters reports. Judge Javier Pineda acquitted Trevi, 36, and two backup singers on charges of acting as accomplices in the corruption, kidnapping and rape of minors by Trevi's former manager and ex-lover, Sergio Andrade. Trevi and Andrade were arrested in 2000 in Brazil after living for several months as fugitives from sexual abuse charges in Mexico. The trial for Andrade is still ongoing.
Petrie Jr. officially voted in as WGA prez
Writers Guild of America members overwhelmingly elected appointed incumbent screenwriter Daniel Petrie Jr. (Toy Soldiers) over reform-minded challenger Eric Hughes (White Nights) as WGA West president, Variety reports. Petrie, who has held the post since March, garnered 1,506 votes (71 percent) to Hughes' 541, with 64 votes for write-in candidates or left blank. 27 percent of eligible members cast ballots.
Adult filmmaker Russ Meyer dies
Producer-director Russ Meyer, best known for creating "skin flicks" including the 1966 cult-classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, died Saturday in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia, AP reports. He was 82.