The This is Spinal Tap star will avoid being formally charged if he completes a "pre-filing diversion program", according to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.
Spokesperson Frank Mateljan tells the Los Angeles Times, "I want to stress this was and is a filable case, and should the defendant choose not to enrol or not complete the program, we have the option of filing criminal charges within a year... Should he complete the course, we will consider the matter closed."
The course will cost Willard $380 (£238), but he has already lost his job as narrator for the PBS reality TV show Market Warriors.
Willard has maintained his innocence after the arrest for allegedly masturbating during a porn film at Hollywood's Tiki Theater.
The This is Spinal Tap star was taken into custody after undercover vice officers allegedly caught him masturbating while watching a porn film at Hollywood's Tiki Theater.
The headline-grabbing bust cost him his job as narrator for PBS reality TV show Market Warriors but, speaking to TMZ.com on Thursday (29Jul12), the star maintained his innocence.
Willard told a TMZ cameraman he is doing "fine" and "keeping busy," adding, "It's all being straightened out. I have great respect for (the police), there's just a difference of opinion. It's all being straightened out as we speak... It was a strange situation.
"It did not happen... It'll all be straightened out. My attorney said, 'You know, let them (handle the situation).'"
The veteran funnyman was forced to pull out of his Tony-nominated Broadway show Gore Vidal's The Best Man on 22 May (12) after a car reportedly mounted a curb and struck him, leaving the actor with a broken leg and other minor injuries.
McKean, who was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for treatment, was said to have taken his first step last week (23May12) and on Wednesday (31May12) he was moved to a rehabilitation wing at nearby Roosevelt Hospital, where he'll undergo extensive therapy.
A statement from the 64-year-old actor, released to TMZ.com, reads, "I am heading into week two with renewed admiration for New York City's Emergency Medical Service staff, the NYPD (New York Police Department), the staff of St. Luke's Hospital... and all those with problems much greater than my own."
Spinal Tap star Michael Mckean has taken his first steps since he was knocked down by a car on Tuesday (22May12).
The veteran funnyman broke his leg and suffered facial lacerations after a car reportedly mounted a kerb in New York and struck him.
He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital and returned to his Twitter.com page late on Wednesday (23May12) to assure fans he's recovering well.
And now his actress wife Annette O'Toole has revealed McKean is tentatively walking again following the accident.
In a post on her Twitter page, she writes, "Surgery went great. He took 4 steps just now. Sitting in chair. Very good attitude."
McKean has been forced to pull out of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man indefinitely after breaking his leg in the New York street accident on Tuesday (22May12).
Lecesne, who wrote Oscar-winning short film Trevor, will replace him onstage as Dick Jensen.
The actor previously portrayed a Washington Post reporter in the play, alongside injured McKean, in his Broadway debut.
Producer Jeffrey Richards tells BroadwayWorld.com, "I have worked with Michael on three previous productions... and he has never missed a performance, and I understand from his team that he has never missed a performance in his career. So this is the kind of first we are reluctant to announce.
"He is currently in stable condition, he has a broken leg."
Richards suggests McKean will not return to the show, adding, "I look forward to working with Michael again on a future project."
The veteran funnyman broke his leg and suffered facial lacerations after a car reportedly mounted a kerb in New York and struck him, and he was taken to St. Luke's Hospital.
McKean is in a stable condition and he returned to his Twitter.com page late on Wednesday (23May12) to assure fans he's recovering well.
He writes, "Lucky man: best wife, great kids, awesome docs and nurses, priceless friends; a little overwhelmed by the sweet tweets. Love all y'all."
His actress wife Annette O'Toole wrote on her own page, "Thank you dear people for your love and support. (Michael) and I (are) so appreciative. He is getting great care. Spirits are good."
"He’ll be OK... but it’s pretty devastating. It’s the first time he has ever missed a curtain in his entire life. He’s never missed stage, screens in film or television. His understudy has never gone on in 40-plus years." Actor Michael Mckean's publicist on the star's street accident on Tuesday (22May12), which forced him to pull out of that night's performance of Broadway show The Best Man. The Spinal Tap star was left with a broken leg after he was hit by a car.
Spinal Tap star Michael Mckean has been hospitalised in New York after he was knocked down by a car. The veteran funnyman broke his leg and suffered facial lacerations in the accident on Tuesday (23May12).
McKean's representative has confirmed the incident to The Wrap.com, noting that the actor was walking along a street on the upper West Side of the city when a car mounted the curb and struck him.
Photographs of the bloodied star, lying on a stretcher and sporting a neck brace have appeared online, but McKean's rep has reassured fans that the 64-year-old actor is "fine" after initial reports suggested he was in critical condition at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital.
His injuries have forced him to pull out of Tuesday night's (22May12) performance of his Broadway play The Best Man.
This season will go down as the season of the dumbest Survivor contestants of all time. Yes, let's just call this Stupid Survivor, because, for otherwise intelligent people, the remaining contestants just keep doing really, really stupid things. Troy even thinks they're stupid and calls them as such and Alycia even likens one of her fellow contestants, Christina, to one of her special ed students. And let's not even talk about Kat, who isn't so much a person but the sound an EKG makes when the brainwaves go completely blank.
They are all so stupid, except for Troy and Candice Bergen (who, in today's matinee, will be played by Kim) who are the only two who seem to have this game and the strategy figured out. Troy knows that he's a dead man walking and he needs to either win immunity or pull a rabbit out of some unpleasant orifice on his body. He tries really hard and actually made a few brilliant moves, but he also played it all wrong.
The producers were even helping Troy out, trotting out one of their favorite immunity challenges, where the survivors have to answer questions about their tribemates and try to guess what the majority said about them. If you get it right, you get to chop someone's effigy, and with three chops it ends up in the fire (which is also the story of how I got sent home early from sleep-away camp when I was 12, but I don't think you guys want to hear about that). What did we learn from the game? Everyone hates Christian and Troy and Tarzan and Kat and everyone loves Candice Bergen. I can see why. Have you ever seen The Last Picture Show? Candice Bergen wins and she chooses Alycia, who came in second in the challenge, and this blonde thing that Candice Bergen carries around like a fanny pack to go with her on a helicopter ride and pic-er-nic.
Back at camp, Kat is pissed because she wanted to go on a pic-er-nic and she was not pick-er-nicked. Whaa. What a sad lump of seaweed Kat is. Troy does what is almost the right thing and continues to point out that Candice Bergen is running the game and this is her final three. The problem is that the volume with Troy is always at like a 17. We need it down at like an eight or even the Spinal Tap standard 11. The 17 is just pissing people off because you're screaming at them and driving them too hard. Kat, a stuffed animal left out in the rain, gets all crying-y because she didn't get picked and now Troy is yelling at her and tell her she isn't in the final three, but she is. Sniff. She is. Troy is wrong. She is not a follower. She is a (sniff) strong player and (sniff) she really wanted a pic-er-nic. Boo f-ing hoo.
Candice Bergen knows that her picks were disastrous even as she was eating a whole baguette in one bite. She knows Kat is pissed and everyone is back at camp dissembling against her. I'm sorry, but if I ever won one of these immunity challenges, I would take two random as people along with me. Why did she bring her blond fanny pack with her? That's not going to help her in the game. I would have taken Tarzan and Christina the two people that you're worried about flipping. Make them feel important and loved and they're going to stay by your side. That just makes sense to me. Candice Bergen figured it out a little too late. "This is a disaster," she says, "pass me the mac 'n' cheese. I'm going to be so screwed when I get back to camp. And so full. Are those macaroons?"
Next: The super slip-and-slide challenge.
On to the immunity challenge, which was some sort of game based on a lube wrestling event that Jeff Probst hosted at Kansas City Pride (he's from Kansas, you know). They have to slide and catch a ring and then they must like the post at the end of the slip 'n' slide, because they shoulda putta ring on it. Troy loses his first round and this challenge is now devoid of any interest or tension. The only thing that made it exciting is over. Blah blah, sliding, blah, blah, ring toss, blah, blah, singing "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" on my couch, blah, blah Candice Bergen wins.
Now, everyone knows that Troy is going home. Duh. But he gives it the old college try (no one else knows what that means, because none of them have gone to college). The girls get together and decide that they're going to split the vote between Troy and Christina in case Troy has an idol and plays it then Christina goes home. Sabrina makes the brilliant decision to tell Christina that she is going to get two votes. "But don't worry," she says. "You're only going home if there's an idol." What is Christina's reaction. "Oh, okat. That's cool I guess." What? Oh hell no. If that was me I wouldn't have gone along with it. Tarzan did the same thing last week, where he didn't get mad when he was the girls backup plan. I mean, seriously guys, Candice Bergen, her blond purse, and the rest of her clique are telling you all where you stand and you are either too dumb or too blind to notice. If I was Christina I would have gone to Troy and been like, "Okay, these bitches are on my last nerve. How do we vote them out? How do we get the numbers?"
But no, she goes and sits in the water like she's taking a dump in her swimsuit and tells Troy, "Yeah, some people are going to put down my name, and that's cool. But maybe I should try something? I guess? Well, I guess I'll vote for that blond thing that is friends with Candice Bergen." Troy is at least smart enough to figure out that he can't get enough votes to kick someone out with just Christina. He also knows that Kat is still running around saying, "I want people to think I'm strong. Look at this muscle. Come on. Touch it. On my next birthday, I'll be this many." He comes up with an alternate plan, one of pure genius. He got Christina not to vote for him, and he knows two other people are voting for Christina. Now all he needs to do is pile on with the Christina votes. If he can turn one person, he will have enough to kick her out and stay in the game. Brilliant. Genius. You watch Survivor for so many seasons and no one really has a new, smart strategy, but finally Troy did. And it's so smart because turning one person is so much easier than turning three or four. If only Kat were smart enough to take the bait. She says, "I don't want people to think I'm doing whatever Candice Bergen tells me" but, like so many other people this season, if you don't want it, you need to make it happen. Do something that Candice didn't tell you to do. Make a decision. Strike out on your own! No one is doing anything and they're letting Candice walk away with a million macaroons.
Sadly, Troy doesn't turn anyone and his plan fails. He goes home, as we knew he would as soon as he lost the challenge. Now we're sad. Christina is going home next week for deciding to vote for Candice Bergen's little blond friend and it's all going to be so predictable. Welcome to the season of idiots. It's just going to get stupider from here on out.
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It was only when pal Lisa Kudrow's neurologist brother discovered fluid leaking from his spine that medics realised just how serious his condition was.
In a candid new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, The Descendants star reveals, "We started doing these things called myelograms, where they shoot contrast into your system and you can see what's leaking out. I had a two-and-a-half-inch tear in the middle of my back and a half-inch tear in my neck.
"The doctors did these blood patches, where they tie you down to a bed, and you're awake because they have a long needle and need to know if they're touching your spinal cord, and they take blood out and shoot it directly into your spinal column to try to get the blood to coagulate in those spots. I did about 15 of those over 15 days. It's like getting a spinal tap every day, and you're awake... I thought I was going to die."
Clooney also tells the publication he struggled with the strong pain medication he was prescribed after doctors fixed the problem during a marathon surgery session on Christmas Day 2005.
He adds, "They'll hand you a giant tub of Vicodin, which is not a good drug for me; I had a lot of stomach pain and I really didn't like the high it gave me.
"Then there were other drugs. I was on morphine for a while, which created this horrible anxiety where I really thought I was in trouble."
Clooney reveals he finally turned to therapy: "I went to a pain-management guy whose idea was, 'You can't mourn for how you used to feel, because you're never going to feel that way again'."
He also admits he still struggles with the pain from his 2005 on-set injury, but it has become much more manageable.
The actor explains, "I've gone from where I can't function... to, 'I've got a bad headache'... My ears will literally pop and my head goes apes**t. But I'm scrappy."