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Blake Lively Criticizes Cannes and French Comedian for Woody Allen Rape Joke, Though Allen Was Not Offended

Mia Lardiere | May 12, 2016 - 11:33 am

A joke at the opening ceremony of Cannes is causing a stir from the start of the festival.

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Roman Polanski Extradition Request Denied

| July 12, 2010 - 9:47 am

Swiss officials have announced that film director Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the United States for the alleged drugging and raping of a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
The 76-year-old Polish-born film director had been under house arrest in his luxurious Swiss chalet for nine months while Swiss officials deliberated on extraditing him… More »

Second Roman Polanski Victim Comes Forward

Celebuzz | May 14, 2010 - 2:55 pm

Things aren’t looking good for Roman Polanski. A second woman has come forward, claiming that the legendary director sexually abused her when she was 16. Read on for details. … More »

No Bail for Roman Polanski

Celebuzz | October 6, 2009 - 9:25 am

Looks like Roman Polanski will be staying put for a while.
PopEater reports that the director, who’s currently being held and is facing extradition to the United States for having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in the 1970s, has lost a bid to be released on bail.
Explaining the decision, Swiss Justice… More »

Roman Polanski Offered $500,000 to His Victim

Celebuzz | October 3, 2009 - 11:40 am

It’s been said that crime doesn’t pay—but for Roman Polanski, it sure does cost.
E! Online reports that Rosemary’s Baby director Polanski—who’s currently being held and faces sentencing for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in the 1970s—agreed to pay his victim, Samantha Geimer, $500,000 in 1993, more than a decade after he fled the… More »

Arnold Schwarzenegger Says, “No Pardon for Polanski”

Celebuzz | October 2, 2009 - 8:01 am

Now here’s one show-bizzer who’s not willing to make excuses for Roman Polanski.
People magazine reports that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has the power to grant clemency to Polanski should he be extradited to California for his child-rape case, says he would not issue a pardon to the Rosemary’s Baby director.
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Peter Fonda Thinks Roman Polanski Isn’t so Bad

Celebuzz | October 1, 2009 - 12:45 pm

Peter Fonda likes to keep things in perspective. Perhaps a little too much.
The Easy Rider actor is speaking up about director Roman Polanski, who’s currently facing charges of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1973.
According to Fonda, he doesn’t understand the hoopla over Polanksi because, hey, things could be worse.
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Roman Polanski’s Ex Sister-in-Law Says He’s a “Good Guy”

Celebuzz | September 30, 2009 - 8:30 am

Count Debra Tate among the people coming to director Roman Polanskis defense.
The sister of Polanski’s second wife, slain actress Sharon Tate, appeared on the Today show this week to make her case for Polanski, who’s currently  facing prosecution on charges of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
Calling attention to Polanski’s philanthropic… More »

Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman: Catfight!

Celebuzz | January 30, 2009 - 9:00 am

While both actresses could likely command top dollar for an on-screen catfight, both Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman are lending their claws for the sake of high art.
The stars, along with controversial film director Roman Polanski, have collaborated with Francesco Vezzoli, an Italian artist who specializes in faux advertising campaigns.
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