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Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin has been accused of bombarding the 30 Rock star with emails and making unwelcome visits to his New York home after they enjoyed a night out together in 2010.
She was arrested in April (12) on suspicion of harassment and stalking charges, and was held again last month (Nov12) when she was accused of violating an order of protection by allegedly reaching out to the actor and his wife via Twitter.com.
The case went back to Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday (19Dec12) and was adjourned, with the judge pushing the next hearing back until 13 February (13).
Sabourin did not attend the hearing as she is reportedly staying with her mother in Montreal, Canada after falling sick with pneumonia, but she took to her Twitter.com page to bemoan the delay and appeal for a new lawyer.
Her attorney reportedly quit last month (Nov12) after she allegedly failed to pay her legal fees.
In a series of posts on Twitter.com, she writes, "The judge adjourned (the case) until 13 February. More months of suffering... and stress," before adding, "Urgent: I need a pro bono criminal lawyer to represent my case in NY. Any help??... I'm broke, no work, no home... nothing left and with pneumonia."
Sabourin went on to hint that she might accept a plea deal in her case: "Believe it of (or) not, just ask (sic) my lawyer 2 (sic) get the info 4 (sic) me 2 plea something even if I'm innocent so I can get out of this inhuman torture now."
Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin stands accused of bombarding the 30 Rock star with emails and making unwelcome visits to his New York home after they enjoyed a night out together in 2010.
She was arrested outside his Manhattan home in April (12) and is now facing a number of harassment and stalking charges, while she has also been ordered not to contact Baldwin or his new wife, Hilaria Thomas.
The two parties are trying to settle the matter out-of-court to avoid the case going to trial, and on Friday (09Nov12) Sabourin issued a public plea to the actor to put an end to her misery by picking up the phone to discuss the issue directly.
In an emotional rant, she wrote, "I'm humiliated + destroyed + exhausted... Alec Baldwin broke my reputation, $$ (money), work... family + friends. Above all, he destroyed my dreams + ability 2 (to) believe in love + justice + 2 trust again... Want 2 call Alec Baldwin direct w (with) no lawyers interfering 2 fix this mess...
"Can't take it anymore... Why (does) Alec Baldwin maintain my injustice (sic) + pain when he know I suffer... I want my charges to drop 2 be free again (sic)."
However, Baldwin is refusing to bow to her Twitter request and a post on his micro-blogging page on Sunday (11Nov12) suggests he is determined to let his legal representatives handle the case through the courts.
The actor, who does mention Sabourin by name, writes, "u (sic) can create all the false Twitter accts (accounts) u want in order to make your case. But you don't testify in court via Twitter. Y'all get me now?"
Theatrics slapstick and cheer are cinematic qualities you rarely find outside the realm of animation. Disney perfected it with their pantheon of cartoon classics mixing music humor spectacle and light-hearted drama that swept up children while still capturing the imaginations and hearts of their parents. But these days even reinterpretations of fairy tales get the gritty make-over leaving little room for silliness and unfiltered glee. Emerging through that dark cloud is Mirror Mirror a film that achieves every bit of imagination crafted by its two-dimensional predecessors and then some. Under the eye of master visualist Tarsem Singh (The Fall Immortals) Mirror Mirror's heightened realism imbues it with the power to pull off anything — and the movie never skimps on the anything.
Like its animated counterparts Mirror Mirror stays faithful to its source material but twists it just enough to feel unique. When Snow White (Lily Collins) was a little girl her father the King ventured into a nearby dark forest to do battle with an evil creature and was never seen or heard from again. The kingdom was inherited by The Queen (Julia Roberts) Snow's evil stepmother and the fair-skinned beauty lived locked up in the castle until her 18th birthday. Grown up and tired of her wicked parental substitute White sneaks out of the castle to the village for the first time. There she witnesses the economic horrors The Queen has imposed upon the people of her land all to fuel her expensive beautification. Along the way Snow also meets Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer) who is suffering from his own money troubles — mainly being robbed by a band of stilt-wearing dwarves. When the Queen catches wind of the secret excursion she casts Snow out of the castle to be murdered by her assistant Brighton (Nathan Lane).
Fairy tales take flack for rejecting the idea of women being capable but even with its flighty presentation and dedication to the old school Disney method Mirror Mirror empowers its Snow White in a genuine way thanks to Collins' snappy charming performance. After being set free by Brighton Snow crosses paths with the thieving dwarves and quickly takes a role on their pilfering team (which she helps turn in to a Robin Hooding business). Tarsem wisely mines a spectrum of personalities out of the seven dwarves instead of simply playing them for one note comedy. Sure there's plenty of slapstick and pun humor (purposefully and wonderfully corny) but each member of the septet stands out as a warm compassionate companion to Snow even in the fantasy world.
Mirror Mirror is richly designed and executed in true Tarsem-fashion with breathtaking costumes (everything from ball gowns to the dwarf expando-stilts to ridiculous pirate ship hats with working canons) whimsical sets and a pitch-perfect score by Disney-mainstay Alan Menken. The world is a storybook and even its monsters look like illustrations rather than photo-real creations. But what makes it all click is the actors. Collins holds her own against the legendary Julia Roberts who relishes in the fun she's having playing someone despicable. She delivers every word with playful bite and her rapport with Lane is off-the-wall fun. Armie Hammer riffs on his own Prince Charming physique as Alcott. The only real misgiving of the film is the undercooked relationship between him and Snow. We know they'll get together but the journey's half the fun and Mirror Mirror serves that portion undercooked.
Children will swoon for Mirror Mirror but there's plenty here for adults — dialogue peppered with sharp wisecracks and a visual style ripped from an elegant tapestry. The movie wears its heart on its sleeve and rarely do we get a picture where both the heart and the sleeve feel truly magical.
The actor and his partner, Genevieve, welcomed a son on Monday night (19Mar12) in Seattle, Washington.
Padalecki confirmed the happy news in a post on his Twitter.com page, simply writing, "It's a boy."
The couple previously asked friends and fans to give money to charity in lieu of buying them baby gifts and they raised $25,000 (£15,625) for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The actor's wife and former co-star Genevieve is preparing to give birth to their first child, a boy, next month (Mar12).
Following their happy announcement, Padalecki asked his followers to give money to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital instead of buying the couple gifts, telling them, "Lets make the world a brighter place for those not as fortunate."
Fans set up an online fundraising page, and Padalecki is stunned by the news that $25,000 has so far been donated in his name.
Linking to news of the collection total on his Twitter.com page, the actor simply declares: "WOW!!"