Roman Polanski's got friends in high places. Whether they can really burnish his image is another matter.
Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton are among the showbiz luminaries who have signed a petition demanding Polanski's release.
The famed director was picked up in Zurich, Switzerland on Saturday and faces possible extradition to the U.S. on a child sex case that dates back to 1977.
I can see some value in having Scorsese and Swinton in your corner, but Woody Allen? He faced a sex scandal of his own involving the adopted daughter of his former partner, Mia Farrow.
Actor/writer Buck Henry and director John Landis also signed the petition. Landis was charged (and later acquitted) of involuntary manslaughter years ago in the deaths of two child actors on the set of the movie, "Twilight Zone".
As for Henry, fans of "Saturday Night Live's" early years will recall he played a recurring character on the show, a cheesy pedophile named Uncle Roy who was always trying to get two girls (played by Gilda Radner and Lorraine Newman) to pose for Polaroid shots.
Do you think these are good candidates to speak out on Polanski's behalf?
Hi Marquee Blog readers–ready for part two of my True Blood HBO Emmy After Party Special? Well here you go—an exclusive tidbit about the new season from Stephen Moyer.
When I asked Stephen about working with Anna Paquin, his real life fiancée, he told me how much he loves getting to spend all of that extra time with her, but warned that it might not last for long.
“I love working with Anna–I don’t think we will be working together this season only because it’s very hard to make Bill and Sookie the couple just be Bill and Sookie the couple. Nobody wants to watch that forever–every single drama you’ve ever watched has that thing where now you’ve watched and now let’s put him over there and see how he works with her and how she works with him…so we’ll see!”
Uh-oh, sounds like there may be some trouble in Bill and Sookie paradise next season! What do you guys think? Do you agree with Stephen? Would you like to see Bill and Sookie paired with other people next season?
I can’t wait to read what you think!
This just in to the Showbiz Tonight newsroom:
The New York Medical Examiner confirms that DJ AM, aka Adam Goldstein died from an accidental overdose. They told us that he suffered "Acute intoxication due to the combined effects of Cocaine, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and Levamisole (drug used to cut cocaine)."
DJ AM, 36, was found dead in his New York City apartment on August 28th. He died almost a year after surviving a plane crash that killed four other people. DJ AM and Travis Barker, former drummer for Blink- 182, were the only survivors.
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