Ben Stiller's Neighborhood Watch Gets Name Change
Ben Stiller's new movie Neighborhood Watch has been given a name change to distance the film from the shooting of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida earlier this year.
The film, co-written by Seth Rogen, follows a group of neighbourhood watch volunteers battling an alien invasion, but it will now just be known as The Watch.
The move comes after trailers for the comedy were pulled from Florida cinemas in the aftermath of the death of 17-year-old Martin, who was shot dead by neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in a case that hit headlines across the U.S.
A statement from the Fox film studio reads "As the subject matter of this alien invasion comedy bears no relation whatsoever to the recent tragic events in Florida, the studio altered the title to avoid any accidental or unintended misimpression that it might."
The Watch is set for release in America on 27 July. »
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"Congratulations Mayor of London! I look forward to seeing you again soon." Arnold Schwarzenegger congratulates London Mayor Boris Johnson on his re-election this week (ends06May12). The pair met in London for talks while the Hollywood star was Governor of California. »
Angelina Jolie Thanks People Of Sarajevo For Honorary Citizenship
Angelina Jolie has thanked the people of Bosnia for making her an honorary citizen of Sarajevo.
The actress-turned-director stepped behind the camera last year to make In the Land of Blood and Honey, about a romance between a Serbian soldier and a Bosnian woman during the 1990s war in the troubled region.
Her efforts were praised by government officials at the Assembly of Sarajevo Canton Parliament for drawing attention to the area and they decided to award her with a special citizenship prize.
A ceremony was held on Thursday at Sarajevo's National Theatre, where a pre-recorded video message from Jolie was played to the audience.
In the clip, she said, "I am deeply grateful to the citizens of Sarajevo and the Sarajevo Canton assembly for bestowing upon me this incredible honour of citizenship. I am so proud to now be a part of such an extraordinary part of the world and fellow citizen to the people I deeply love and admire.
"I wish I could be there with all of you tonight, and I look forward to visiting in July when I can properly accept and personally express my gratitude." »
Mila Kunis Lost Family In The Holocaust
Actress Mila Kunis carries a haunting family secret - she lost relatives in the Holocaust.
The Black Swan star was born in the Ukraine and moved to the U.S. with her parents when she was a child.
Kunis, 28, has now revealed her family was torn apart by the genocide in Europe during World War II and she grew up living in fear of persecution as she was forced to hide her Jewish ancestry during her early years in the country, which borders Russia.
She tells Britain's The Sun, "My whole family was in the Holocaust. My grandparents passed and not many survived. After the Holocaust, in Russia you were not allowed to be religious. So my parents raised me to know I was Jewish. You know who you are inside... When I was in school you would still see anti-Semitic signs.
"One of my friends who grew up in Russia, she was in second grade. She came home one day crying. Her mother asked why and she said on the back of her seat there was a swastika. This is a country that obviously does not want you."
Kunis was seven years old when her family emigrated to America, but she was devastated by the move as she struggled to fit in, adding, "I cried every day. I didn't understand the culture. I didn't understand the people." »
Lindsay Lohan Cleared In Hit-and-Run Investigation
Lindsay Lohan will not face prosecution over allegations of hit-and-run, the Los Angeles District Attorney has ruled.
The Mean Girls star found herself at the centre of a new scandal amid claims she struck Thaer Kamal with her Porsche as she left The Sayers Club in L.A. in March.
After initially telling cops he didn't require medical attention, the alleged victim checked into a hospital emergency room for treatment and threatened to file an incident report.
Lohan denied the accusations and branded the claim "a complete lie".
However, the investigation stalled as neither Lohan nor Kamal chose to co-operate with officers, who were left with little evidence to prove a crime had been committed.
Authorities passed the files on to the District Attorney's office on Friday to decide upon any possible charges, but the case was rejected after officials deemed Kamal a "non-credible witness", according to TMZ.com.
Detectives also studied surveillance tapes from the night in question and found there was "no collision". »
Salma Hayek Told Baby Would Suffer From Down Syndrome
Actress Salma Hayek endured a "difficult pregnancy" during which she nearly lost her baby and was then told her little girl would be born with Down syndrome, according to her husband.
Hayek's partner, French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault, made the revelation in a New York court on Friday during testimony in his ongoing child support battle with supermodel Linda Evangelista.
Evangelista conceived her son, five-year-old Augustin James, while Pinault was briefly separated from Hayek and has filed legal papers demanding $46,000 (£28,750)-a-month in support payments.
Pinault took the stand to testify as part of the case, and on Friday he revealed Evangelista agreed to postpone the legal action until after the birth of the couple's daughter, Valentina, as Hayek was under so much stress.
He told the court, "She was having a very difficult pregnancy. In fact, we were told the baby had Down syndrome until late May 2007. I asked Linda to delay the legal recognition process until after the birth of Valentina. It was a very difficult pregnancy... The situation was very, very complicated. She almost lost the baby."
Valentina was born healthy in September, 2007.
Evangelista also testified on Friday and she revealed her career has slowed down in recent years and she no longer earns as much as she used to, telling the court, "There's not a lot of demand for me... I'm active. I would like to work." »
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