A fourth woman has come forward to accuse beleaguered director Roman Polanski of sexual assault.
Renate Langer, 61, a German former actress, told Swiss police that the "Chinatown" filmmaker raped her at his mountain chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, when she was 15 years old, according to the Associated Press. The model had traveled there because the director indicated he was interested in casting her in a movie, she said. (She would later appear in his film “Che?”)
In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday, Langer said she's bringing the claim against the 84-year-old "Rosemary's Baby" director now because she believes the statute of limitations, which Switzerland has eliminated in child sex abuse cases, would allow her complaint to be investigated. She said she waited to report the incident, which allegedly took place in February 1972, largely out of concern for her parents, who died recently.
Pauley Perrette confirmed rumors Wednesday that she is indeed leaving CBS' unstoppable procedural "NCIS" after this season. The actress, one of the show's remaining original cast members, has played the quirky forensic scientist on the long-running crime drama since it debuted in 2003.
"It was a decision made last year. I hope everyone will love and enjoy everything Abby not only for the rest of the season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years," she said in a note posted on Twitter. "All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration. I love her as much as you do."
Country music star Jason Aldean has canceled three upcoming shows in Southern California as a result of Sunday night's deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Aldean was onstage performing when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on concert-goers attending the Route 91 Harvest, the outdoor country music festival taking place across the street from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. At least 59 people were killed and 500 more were injured.
Any time they want to be dismissive, say, when you tell them that more African Americans should be cast in movies as lawyers, they say it's ‘politically correct.’ And the fact is that there are a lot of people of color who are not drug dealers or hookers. It's correct storytelling, not correct politics.
Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest country music festival was tragically cut short Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on the crowd, killing 59 people and wounding more than 500 others. The attack took place during the headlining set by Jason Aldean, who later called the events “beyond horrific.”
The incident was the most recent in a long line of attacks and mass killings perpetrated at live events and theaters, from the disorder and death at a Northern California rock festival to the recent bombing of a Manchester, England, pop concert.
Brett Ratner's long-simmering Hugh Hefner biopic is back on track, with Jared Leto slipping into the Playboy founder's iconic smoking jacket.
The project originally pitched by Ratner in 2007 found new life this year, entering early development with the director's RatPac Entertainment even before Hefner's death last week, the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.
"Jared is an old friend," Ratner told THR about his new leading man. "When he heard I got the rights to Hef's story, he told me, 'I want to play him. I want to understand him.' And I really believe Jared can do it. He's one of the great actors of today."
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame
For all his unimpeachable credentials as a rock star, Tom Petty was first and foremost a rock fan, as can be heard during his induction into the Rock amd Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland with his band the Heartbreakers.
"The music overcame me at a very early age and has consumed my life," Petty said as he finally accepted the honor in 2002, 26 years after he and the band released their eponymous debut album. "I love everything about it."
Above, watch a clip that includes a snippet of their performance of "American Girl" at the ceremony.