Posts Tagged ‘Roman Polanski’

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Gossip Round Up

October 26, 2009

Vanity Fair, which laid off journalists last week, is reportedly hiring actor Sean Penn to travel to Havana to conduct an interview with Cuban president Fidel Castro. The magazine is said to have assigned Penn to write a story about how the Obama administration has affected Cuba.

LBN-COMMENTARY By PETER BART: Mention Roman Polanski at a social gathering and you are likely to find yourself in a heated argument. With bail now formally denied by the Swiss (Polanski already has spent one month in jail) and with extradition to the U.S. seemingly inevitable, the debate will grow ever more shrill.

THE LIST RANT By ERICKA T. BASS: 1. If theres a bigger loser on the planet than Lorenzo Lamas, I haven’t found him.   2. Time-Warner can shove their awful customer service up their ass.   3. Men I would never sleep with, even for money: Obama, Kaddafi, Sam Zell, Bono, Monty Hall and, of course, Lorenzo Lamas.   4. Want to throw up at a restaurant – go to Buca di Beppo or the Olive Garden.   5. Blue Shield now sends me their notices in about ten different languages. Lucky me.   6. Thank God women like me broke out of their domestic cocoon, leaving their stupid mother’s circumscribed lives in the garbage heap.   7. Face it, friends – America is so obsessed with youth and looks even with an array of super-expensive cosmetic procedures that allow women to become their own Frankenstein Barbies.   8. Stupid female celebrities: Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Helen Hunt, Pamela Anderson and last but certainly not least Lindsay Lohan.

an excerpt from Levine Breaking News

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Roman Polanski, provisional release rejected !

October 20, 2009

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This tuesday morning, The Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona (South) rejected the request for provisional release of Franco-Polish director Roman Polanski, held in Switzerland
for over three weeks on U.S. warrant, because Roman Polanski may “take a private plane or helicopter” and thus “leave Switzerland within a few hours.” This may include, easily get in France and  no longer fears extradition.AP) – Updated 1 hour ago GENEVA — Lawyers for Roman Polanski are clashing over his legal strategy, with one saying the director won’t surrender to U.S. authorities after 31 years on the run and another suggesting that Polanski was ready to consider the move.Attorney Herve Temime says there has been “no change in strategy,” telling the AP that Polanski will “continue to fight extradition” to the United States for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.Earlier Wednesday, fellow Polanski attorney Georges Kiejman told Europe 1 radio that Polanski could voluntarily return to face justice in Los Angeles.Polanski has been pressing for his release since being arrested last month in Zurich. He suffered a major setback Tuesday when a Swiss criminal court rejected his offer of bail, saying his flight risk was too high.