Jason London and his estranged wife are suing the owners of an Arizona bar where the actor was embroiled in a fight last year (13).
The Dazed and Confused star was charged with assault after he allegedly punched a bouncer inside the venue, but he later struck a plea deal by admitting to a charge of disorderly conduct and attending an alcohol treatment program. He was left battered and bruised in the brawl and had to undergo a number of operations, including facial reconstruction.
His wife Sofia Karstens filed for divorce from the actor in February (14) but they have now teamed up to jointly sue the Martini Ranch bar for the injuries London sustained, claiming the incident destroyed their marriage as London was unable to perform household duties for months, according to TMZ.com. The former couple is suing for unspecified damages.
Kelsey Grammer's ex-wife Camille is counter-suing her former boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos after he accused her of fabricating allegations suggesting he assaulted her in a Houston, Texas hotel last year (13). The reality TV star claimed she was left battered and bruised following a reported altercation between the then-couple in October (13), two days after undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer.
Camille Grammer was granted a three-year restraining order against Charalambopoulos in January (14), but in May (14), she was dealt a blow after her felony assault case against him was rejected by a grand jury due to a lack of evidence.
Charalambopoulos filed a defamation suit against Grammer last month (Jun14), but now she is hitting back with her own new legal action.
In her court papers, Grammer claims she has further photo proof of his allegedly abusive behaviour and has witnesses willing to give evidence against him.
She is demanding damages for her suffering, reports TMZ.com.
Camille divorced former Frasier star Kelsey in 2011.
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Even more impressive than what Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has to say is how it goes about saying it. But what's the most impressive of all is the fact that the movie is having its conversation in the first place. The fact that a science-fiction blockbuster plopped right in the heat of a Marvel Comics- and Michael Bay-stocked summer, composed of computer generated super-apes and post-apocalyptic San Franciscos, is speaking unabashedly about the futility of war, the corrosivity of guns, the corruptibility of man (and ape), and the intense fallibility of any singular ideology.
So astounding is it that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is delivering these principles that you'll watch with the constant apprehension of a thematic undercut — that a movie like this couldn't possibly carry forth with its desolation of the cells that constitute its summer picture brethren's lifeblood. But the film stays true, never for a moment working to glorify its illustration of violence and hate. Dawn has a lot of ugly things to show us about its world and our own, and it pulls no punches in its presentation.
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That's not to say the movie is at all a chore to watch. Though its mission may be grim, Dawn drives us through a story about the impending war between hyper-intelligent simians and what's left of mankind with an effervescent pulse and rich character. On one side, we have Caesar (mo-capped Andy Serkis) struggling to maintain a just and orderly society of his ape brethren in a swanky little set-up in the woods, hoping principally for communal isolation. On the other, Gary Oldman strives for the very same harmony with his slum of Simian Flu-resistant humans, eyeing the power plant on the apes' turf as the source of a basic human necessity. Neither side wants war, and yet neither side is incapable of seeing the other as a threat to what it wants and needs.
We delight in our time in Ape Kingdom, finding a special fascination in watching Caesar play father to his eldest son Blue Eyes (who endures his own coming-of-age crisis of faith), in clever orangutan Maurice pioneering primate academia, and in battered chimp Koba fostering that Macchiavellian drive the old world knew too well. When the story slips into the inevitable nightmare that spawns between two parties, we have as vivid an idea of who's fighting who as any adventure, sci-fi, or war film has given us in recent years.
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So who do we root for? That's just one of the many blockbuster conventions that Dawn not only avoids but abjectly annihilates. This isn't a story about good versus bad, right versus wrong, or even man versus ape. This is a story where the act is the enemy. Where war, guns, and hate are the criminal, where trust and love are the unfortunate victim. Dawn is outstandingly impressive in its delivery of these ideas: in the construction of a race of post-human apes, its coloring of archetypal characters (like top billing human Jason Clarke and a simple but substantial Keri Russell) as fluorescent, and its unique understanding and adherence to its message's gravity. But, to reiterate, what's even more unique, outstanding, and impressive is the fact that a movie like this is saying these things at all.
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Lindsay Lohan has been left battered and bruised on her birthday after she was injured during a bike ride. The Mean Girls star celebrated turning 28 on Wednesday (02Jul14) with a New York City pedal, but she was left with cuts and bruises on her legs when her Citi Bike outing went awry.
Posting a snap of her war wounds on Instagram.com, Lohan wrote, "A citibike gone wrong #notsoquiche (hot)."
The actress returned to the Big Apple earlier this week (begs30Jul14) after spending several weeks in London, where she met with theatre bosses behind her stage debut. She will appear in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow in September (14).
Monty Python star Eric Idle has shrugged off negative reviews of the comedy troupe's reunion shows, insisting they had "15,000 happy customers" on opening night. The veteran funnymen have reunited for their first stage shows in more than 30 years, and they kicked off the first of 10 comeback gigs at the O2 Arena in London on Tuesday (01Jul14).
The comedy troupe was subsequently battered by a raft of bad reviews from critics, who accused the stars of relying too heavily on old jokes, well-worn routines and tried-and-tested sketches, but Idle shrugged off the criticism in a series of posts on his Twitter.com page.
The comedian is adamant the audience loved the show, even if the critics didn't, writing, "Say no more... We surprised 'em. 15,000 happy customers. Get in if you can. It's quite good fun..."
Idle went on to re-post a slew of positive messages from fans who attended the gig.
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Sam Smith's London home was targeted by burglars while the pop star was at Britain's Glastonbury Festival, according to a U.K. report.
The Stay With Me hitmaker performed at the iconic music event in Somerset, England over the weekend (28-29Jun14) and shared a series of posts on his Twitter.com account about the fun he was having at the festival.
However, when he returned to his south London home, he reportedly found the property had been broken into and a number of items stolen.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Sam and his mates were all down at the festival when it happened. They (the burglars) took a number of items from his property. Sam was gutted when he got back. He's clearly paying the price of fame."
Supplied by WENNThis is said to be the second time the singer's home has been broken into this year (14). The source adds, "Sam loves where he lives but his management are looking to move him somewhere else as his current place is not very secure."
Dancer Michael Flatley is to quit performing after his new show Lord Of The Dance - Dangerous Games hits the stage in Dublin, Ireland next spring (Mar14). The Irish-American star, who has developed some of the world's most spectacular dance shows in the past 20 years, insists that, at 55, he's getting too old to show off his famous footwork.
As a result, he'll only perform the final two acts of the Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games premiere, and reveals that the show will be his last.
He tells the Irish Independent, "This old body of mine is beaten and battered from all the years dancing in shows.
"I don't think I could attempt to dance an entire show. But the lure of this new show opening in Dublin before an Irish audience was too much and I just had to be involved. I couldn't resist it.
"I wanted to do the final two big numbers myself and it will be my last time performing in Ireland.
"I feel really strong, really well but there is no way I could get through an entire show. My body is writing cheques that my legs can't cash anymore. But I am really buzzed about the new show."
He's hoping to make the premiere at the O2 in Dublin a family affair by flying in his 87-year-old father and bringing his seven-year-old son.
U.S. reality TV star Camille Grammer has been hit with a lawsuit from her ex-boyfriend over assault claims she made against him. Grammer, the ex-wife of actor Kelsey Grammer, accused Dimitri Charalambopoulos of leaving her bruised and battered following an alleged altercation in October (13).
In January (14), she won a three-year restraining order against Charalambopoulos, but last month (May14) members of a grand jury ruled there was not enough evidence to proceed with the felony assault case against him.
Now, Charalambopoulos is claiming Grammer made up the whole story and is suing for defamation, malicious prosecution and fraud, according to TMZ.com.
U.S. reality TV star Camille Grammer's ex-boyfriend has walked away from charges after she accused him of attacking her in a Houston, Texas hotel room last year (Oct13). Grammer, the ex-wife of actor Kelsey Grammer, accused Dimitri Charalambopoulos of leaving her bruised and battered following an alleged altercation and she won a three-year restraining order against him.
But, in court on Wednesday (28May14), the members of a grand jury ruled there was not enough evidence to proceed with the case.
Supermodel Heidi Klum was honoured with the Crystal Cross Award from the American Red Cross for her charity efforts during a ceremony on Saturday (17May14). The model-turned-TV personality has been working with the relief organisation for the past 10 years, but it was her work after Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast in 2012 that earned her the special recognition.
Thousands were left homeless or without power for days when heavy winds and rain battered the area, and Klum offered up items from her Truly Scrumptious line of baby and toddler clothing and nursery decor to help those in need.
At the ceremony at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., Klum told People magazine, "I try to give back. After Sandy, we got a gigantic truck and we loaded it with blankets, diapers, kids' clothes and toys because it was right around the holiday season and we went to Long Island (New York).
"So many people had lost everything, and everything was wet and it was a big mess. The Red Cross has such an infrastructure to help you, you need all these hands."
She adds, "I try to get a lot of goodies from the people I work with. I realize how fortunate I am. When you go out into these desperate situations, when you sit at a hospital with sick children, of course it changes you. We are used to seeing horrifying catastrophes on television, but when you are about to go and be there and see the sadness on people's faces and the things they just lost, it makes a huge difference."