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Les Miserables New York City premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre - Dec. 10, 2012
Sacha Baron Cohen
Eddie Redmayne & Samantha Barks
Amanda Seyfried & Eddie Redmayne
Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne & Samantha Barks
Samantha Barks, Russell Crowe & Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried & Samantha Barks
Amanda Seyfried & Sacha Baron Cohen
Daniel Huttlestone & Isabelle Allen
Director Tom Hooper
Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness
Cheyenne Jackson & Ari Graynor
Zoe Kazan & Paul Dano
Anne Hathaway arriving at the Late Show with David Letterman
The Hollywood Reporter: Actress Roundtable & Les Misérables Cover Shoot
Random Photo shoot with Anne & Hugh
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Zero Dark Thirty wastes no time with its most shocking material: In the film's very first scene, a terrorist with a connection to Osama bin Laden is graphically tortured, and we see him chained by his wrists, degraded, and waterboarded. Later, lead CIA analyst Maya (Jessica Chastain) is able to trick the captive into providing the valuable name of a courier for bin Laden ... but was that easier to come by, given the man's weakened state after torture?
Some critics believe that this means director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal are portraying the use of torture as a necessary tool in the fight against terrorism. Edelstein, who coined the term "torture porn" in a 2006 essay, wrote: "By showing these excellent results — and by silencing the cries of the innocents held at Abu Ghraib, Bagram, and other 'black sites'— it makes a case for the efficacy of torture." Or, as Frank Bruni wrote for the New York Times, the film implies, "No waterboarding, no Bin Laden."
The problem is, that's not what the government says. Most notably, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Dianne Feinsteinwent on record saying that the information used to find bin Laden in Pakistan did not come from a CIA detainee. Mark Harris has a long profile in New York this week detailing the extensive reporting Boal undertook while writing the script. But in TheNew Yorker, Boal says Zero is "a movie, not a documentary" and notes, "We're trying to make the point that waterboarding and other harsh tactics were part of the CIA program."
To critics, Zero Dark Thirty not only shows torture to be effective, but also universally supported within the intelligence community. Bruni says it wasn't and isn't, quotes Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side: "Some of the F.B.I. agents and C.I.A. officers involved in this program at the really gritty, firsthand level were the ones who blew the whistle on it, because they were really horrified." Adds Bruni, "Zero Dark Thirty doesn’t convey that, nor does it reflect many experts’ belief that torture is unnecessary, yielding as much bad information as good."
The film's biggest detractor is The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald. Though he admits to not seeing the movie, he says Zero Dark Thirty is propaganda that's comparable to the work of Nazi-sympathizing German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, and argues that Bigelow and Boal are trying to have it both ways by saying the film is rooted in journalism but is also just a movie.
Full article here, going further into Greenwald’s beliefs and some arguments against it.
A couple more articles of interest from Vulture -
Mark Harris does a great write up on the making of ZDT: Inside Mark Boal’s and Kathryn Bigelow’s Mad Dash to Make Zero Dark Thirty
And Edelstein says Zero Dark Thirty Is Borderline Fascistic ... and a Masterpiece
So, has anyone seen the movie in early screenings? Thoughts?
Lindsay Lohan is staying the course.
Not the behavioral one advised by the law, according to some, but most definitely the geographical one mapped out by The Wanted's tour manager.
Lohan will not be showing up for a court date Wednesday in Los Angeles pertaining to her summer car accident, instead opting to jet overseas with the five new men in her life, sources confirm to E! News.
To be clear, Lohan is not going to get in trouble for not attending the 8:30 a.m. hearing. She is not required to appear because the charges pending against her are misdemeanors and attorney Shawn Holley will be there to represent her.
Lohan is facing counts of willingly resisting, obstructing, or delaying an officer in the course of their duties; providing false information to an officer; and reckless driving stemming from the aftermath of her June 8 smashup on Malibu's Pacific Coast Highway.
But, for now, it's off to London and then Dubai with rumored love interest Max George and his boy-band mates within the next 24 hours, a source says.
A behind the scenes look at ABC's Scandal + Oprah, Kerry and Shonda
Frank Ocean Performs At The 2012 Spotify Press Event at Cedar Lake Studios in New York, New York on December 6, 2012:
Frank Covers Radiohead's Fake Plastic Trees:
This man does some excellent covers, my reaction after seeing them:
The year started off on a high for the actress, but see how it all went terribly wrong along the way
The year started off with a bang – the feel-good kind – for Lindsay Lohan when she's named a frontrunner to play screen legend Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick. "It's a very serious selection," the film's executive producer Larry Thompson tells E! News. "It's like casting for Hollywood royalty."
At a Feb 22 progress hearing stemming from a previous DUI and necklace theft, the 25-year-old is praised for keeping up with her community service and therapy sessions: "You seem to be getting your life back on track," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner tells the actress.
Billed as her comeback, the Mean Girls star's March 4 hosting stint on Saturday Night Live proved she still had comedic chops – and that she could take a joke. "Wait, so the alarm goes off if I leave the stage?" she said, referring to 2011 her house arrest.
Less than two weeks after her SNL triumph, Lohan hits another car in the parking lot of a Hollywood club in the early morning of March 14, and then reportedly drives away. Calling the incident "a complete lie," Lohan says, "I attempted to wish a friend happy birthday, which I didn't even get to do because I was freaked out by all of the paparazzi. These false accusations are absurd."
In another casting coup, Lohan is hired in March to star in a late-season episode of the Fox musical-dramedy, making a cameo appearance as a judge (the irony!) in a glee club competition. During shooting, rumors swirled that the actress was late to the set, but her Glee costars denied any difficulties.
On her way to the L.A. set of Liz & Dick on June 8, Lohan slams her Porsche into the back of a dump truck. Complaining of pain, she's rushed to a Santa Monica hospital. Later, the truck driver claims a Lohan associate allegedly tried to bribe him into not reporting the accident to police.
After a 911 caller claims the actress is unconscious in her L.A. hotel room, an ambulance rushes to the scene on June 15. Citing dehydration and exhaustion, Lohan's rep blames the latest drama on her "grueling schedule" filming the Elizabeth Taylor biopic.
After a trouble-free three months, Lohan is arrested in New York Sept. 19. The charge: leaving the scene of a crime after allegedly hitting a man with her Porsche near the Dream Hotel. After Lohan's picked up by the police, her rep issues a statement on her behalf, saying: "While some of the facts are still being gathered, it appears that this is much ado about nothing."
After a night of clubbing Oct. 10, Lohan and her mom, Dina, clash in the back of a limo, prompting Lohan to call her father, who in turn calls 911. While police arrive on the scene at the actress' childhood Mineola, N.Y., home, no arrests are made. The next day, mother and daughter patch things up with a hug – in full view of the paparazzi.
Lohan gears up for the Burton-Taylor film's much-anticipated Nov. 26 premiere, tweeting, "Hey guys! #LIzandDick is on@LifetimeTV! Got any questions for me? Please send them my way." But the question foremost on critics and viewers' minds was: How Lohan was completely miscast as Taylor.
An advertisement for Virgin Mobile that hints at sexual assault was recently pulled after Twitter users (including Richard Branson) raged.
The print ad features a middle-aged man standing behind a woman. He's covering her eyes with one hand and holds a wrapped gift in the other. The caption reads: "The gift of Christmas surprise. Necklace? Or chloroform?"
Chloroform is sometimes used in assaults to make the victim pass out. The sketchy attempt at humor angered just about everyone who saw it. The Guardian UK reported that Twitter comments included "This advert is a disgrace. The suggesttion (sic) of violence is not funny and perpetuates misogyny" and "@virginmobileus u think normalisation of rape or violence is funny?"
Branson, who sold Virgin Mobile USA to Sprint Nextel several years ago, responded to the outrage on the Virgin Group site. "Having just seen, for the first time, the Virgin Mobile US advert which has upset many today, I agree it is ill-judged.
Although I don't own the company, it carries our brand. I will speak to the team there, make my thoughts clear and see what can be done about it. Virgin Mobile US usually get these things right, although on this occasion it is clear they have gone too far."
Branson later posted an update explaining that the post was made by an "external agency that was not approved by Virgin Mobile US. They acknowledge a dreadful mistake was made. The advert, along with the whole calendar, has been removed, never to be seen again."
Except on the Internet, where nothing is ever really gone.
I honestly expected that it was some 4chan/Reddit hack, it's utterly disgusting that something of this level was earnestly posted as "funny".
We know the tabloids and the fans are loving this hot young couple!
1. We also know that the relationship is completely fake and won’t last much longer.
The paparazzi are notified whenever they are on the move so they can be photographed holding hands and looking like a couple.
All the hand-holding and party kissing is totally staged. They don’t really care about each other… but they both sure know how to play the publicity game! They also know that they can never, ever admit that the whole relationship is a publicity stunt.
And here’s a fact that will either trouble fans or leave them greatly relieved: They aren’t really spending the night together! They walk into the front door of her hotel holding hands, but he only spends a few minutes with her. He spends the night at his own place, and then meets up with her the next morning when they are ready to leave. The couple then leaves the hotel through the front door a couple a minutes apart to make it look like they spent the night together.
The relationship is scheduled to be a very short one. They may ring in the New Year as a couple… but they won’t make it to Valentine’s Day.
2. This popular young celebrity is pretty and personable and every marketer’s dream. Most marketers would flinch, though, if one of her darkest secrets was to come to light.
There was a time when she actually dated guys in whom she was genuinely interested. One of these guys was a celebrity. Like other Good Girls before her, she fell hard for him, and had a physical relationship with him. But he was just using her. She was crushed when she figured that out. Even worse, she was pregnant.
There was never a question about her having the baby. Both she and her team were absolutely panic-stricken at thought of America’s Good Girl bearing a child out of wedlock by America’s Biggest Jerk.
The baby was terminated, the couple broke up, and she went back to being America’s Good Girl. It’s one of the reasons her team has been so eager since then to have her beard for gay male celebrities since then. It’s much, much safer that way.
3. This reality show judge now has made it 13 contestants and potential contestants he has had sex with. He doesn't promise them anything, but he implies they will move further along if they sleep with him.
4.This hated former B list reality star who is now a D list celebrity needs money and knows the way to get it is either a new reality show which unfortunately is not as far fetched as I hoped it would be or porn. She approached Playboy and they turned her down, but she has approached an adult video company about doing a Nadya Suleman type video. They are into the idea, but so far her asking fee is about ten times what Octomom got and they are only willing to pay her double and only because she is better looking. Hope they are not expecting better acting skills.
1. haylor (painfully obvious)
2. t.swift/john mayer
3. adam levine
4. heidi montag
Looks like Brad is going back to the days when fashion houses were the big deal, not that it isn't. A showdown is coming thanks to Eric who tells Rick and Thomas it's time to step up to the plate and it will be decided who takes control over Forrester Creations. This doesn't sit well with Brooke and Taylor who are behind their boys 100%.
And what about Stephanie's promise? Thomas must be beside himself now that she has gone back on her word and pulled back on his trust. Is this even legal? Well yea it is as far as Brad is concerned it's his show and he can do whatever he pleases. You can bet Taylor and Brooke's tempers will go into overdrive and this is what Brad is counting on. He has played the Brooke/Taylor card for what 20 years now? Guess he will milk it as long as fans can deal with it. And speaking of tempers we are not done with the snooze of a storyline of Liam/Steffy/Hope. It's still with us now that Hope has decided she wants Liam back, she will have to deal with Steffy's pregnancy. This is gonna be a rough ride for Hope.
Some new faces are coming, one is a hot tamale for Thomas and a new male character but I am hearing he is not for Hope. Too bad I am so tired of this triangle. It's time Liam makes a stand and act like a man! But sadly Bell wants this to go on for as long as it can. Are we talking weeks, months or years? Maybe he needs to listen to his audience and not the people who work for him.
NuRidge is coming people. Brad said he'd recast. Well the dye is cast and the actor is hired and he's adorable.
With the reuniting of Christine and Paul what does that do for Nina? We spoke with Cast's people and they haven't a clue. They did say they were not very happy about the latest outcome, and admitted they have no idea what is going on.
Doug Davidson was asked recently what was the most shocking thing that happened on Y&R last year and he responded that Paul got a story line!
Could Chance be returning? A casting call went out for a character named Dylan, but if you know how this works different names are put on scripts when casting calls go out. It sounds alot like Chance so we will just have to wait and see. This role begins in Jan 2013.
Lauren and Michael are coming to your screens soon when they celebrate their anniversary.
Did you notice the scenes between Michelle Stafford and Blake Hood?
Is there a new man in Phyllis's life?
Another slow week in Salem, if this show doesn't get moving people are gonna stop watching and we may just be down to 3 shows.
After Daniel saves Jennifer from her attack of appendicitis, she decides that she loves him and tells him so. Daniel is thrilled until he realizes later on that she has no memory of telling him she loves him and he chooses to keep quiet. She eventually remembers but Daniel is feeling down when Kate shows off photos of Parker to Maxine.
Eric's time spent in the Congo begins to come back to haunt him.
Kristen offers some not-so-sage advice to Chad.
Gabi's caught in a lie.
Sami is surprised by EJ's reaction to her helping with Gabi's wedding.
Alison Sweeney (Sami) has been named the co-host of this year's Tournament of Roses Parade.
The mystery of Robin Scorpio is drawing near. Will Robin escape or will she be saved? What will Anna do when she realizes Faison is still alive? Ron is a big big fan of GH of old and you may see a similarity to a past story where Laura was held captive.
Next big story coming Black Ops. Pay attention as we will hear more and more about this. McBain goes off to Switzerland and I am hearing this will tie into the Black Ops storyline which proves critical and will eventually tie in to other story lines and also other characters, some we know in Port Charles and some from OLTL. Now ask yourself what old case did the CIA feel Tomas/Alcazar was uniquely qualified to investigate?
Is Jason alive or dead? Is Steve Burton coming back or not? Sources have said it is only a matter of time before we hear more on Jason and if Burton will return to put the final chapter to this story. RC is waiting to find out if FV can secure Burton's agreement to play along with the mystery he wants to pen even if it's only for a short stint.
You have not seen the last of Heather. Certain situations complicated her story due to Edward's passing and Burton's departure, but not to worry it will happen and only Ron and Frank know (for now). Heather will be back sometime next year and has at least one more arc and let me just say she is not done creating trouble.
TPTB's biggest problem is the young adults. They are working to overhaul the teens. I have heard RC had Dillon on his wish list.
I am waiting on one exit announcement and two returns.
GH's numbers are being watched very carefully by a higher power. Ron and Frank know they have to keep the momentum going. They know they have to bring it on. From what I am hearing every week will be like sweeps month. We will be seeing a steady stream of surprises and more returns to keep the numbers up. The show's ratings have taken a 19% jump from last years and that's a good thing!
With his fifth album, Jesus Piece, in stores tomorrow, The Game paid a visit to The Howard Stern Show and in the clip discusses his relationship with Chris Brown, who he considers a "little brother."
"I did the best that I could...counsel him through that," said the Game of speaking to Brown after the infamous incident."I feel like he made it back okay, and they're back together. What I though of it, I just figured they were young and that was just one of those Hollywood mishaps. I don't think it'll happen again."
The Game also said he believes that Breezy has changed but he couldn't really speak for him. The "Hate Or Love It" singer did sort of change his tune when Stern's co-host Robin Quivers asked what he would do if it was his daughter that Brown smacked around.
"Uhh, let's not paint that picture," said the Game. He then added, "That's Howard talking. You're trying to get me to kill Chris Brown, it's not going to happen Howard. That was pretty clever, though."
When Blink-182's Tom DeLonge spoke with Billboard about the band's upcoming "dogs eating dogs" EP at the end of November, there was still plenty of recording and mixing to be done. Now, as the album's Dec. 18 release date grows nearer, the band has released their first new song since 2011's "Neighborhoods," the holiday-appropriate "Boxing Day." Get a first listen to the track below.
Following a hiatus that lasted four years (from 2005 to 2009), the band returned with the follow up to 2003's "Blink-182," 2011's "Neighborhoods." The set debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 322,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Now that band members DeLonge (guitar/vocals), Mark Hoppus (bass/vocals), and Travis Barker (drums) have had a year to reflect, they've parted ways with longtime label Interscope and are going in a new direction. "dogs eating dogs," which has been available for pre-order on the band's website since Nov. 19, will be released independently. It's currently available only on Blink-182.com, in three $20-$100 packages that pair the digital EP with items like T-shirts and autographed holiday prints.
"dogs eating dogs" will be nothing like "Neighborhoods," but it's also not just a return to the band's early releases, DeLonge told Billboard. The band is back together, working together in a way that they hadn't been, even for years before the hiatus. "We're connected and laughing and making jokes and making fun of each other, and really having strong debates whether or not we should have a whole chorus about penises," DeLonge said.
He continued, "I mean that's what Blink was always good at: Taking a great song and making it into a dick joke… But we never did that on 'Neighborhoods.' There was no laughing on 'Neighborhoods.' There were no dick jokes."
The sound on "dogs eating dogs" is also a "more organic mixture" of the three members' very different preferences, DeLonge explains. There's even a track with hip-hop elements that he says is "very Travis," something the band has never done before.
"It sounds like a very progressive punk-rock band," DeLonge said of the new EP. "It's prog-rock and punk all coming together and it's very modern and relevant."
Stay tuned to Billboard this week for more on Blink-182's "dogs eating dogs" EP.
EDIT: story has disappeared off of the website, here is the song
Demi Moore has been dumped by her latest toyboy.
The 50-year-old star was reportedly told by Vito Schnabel that their brief affair was over when they met up at the Art Basel event in Miami. The actress was spotted in the Florida city yesterday looking downcast as she emerged from Starbucks in a blue shirt, which was unbuttoned to reveal her clevage, tiny denim cut-offs and dark sunglasses.
Moore and art dealer Schnabel, 26, were an item for several weeks prior to their jetting to Florida for the annual art fair. Schnabel was reportedly angry that Moore turned up in Miami to party with other celebrities - and told her he wanted to end the relationship.
The Ghost star was later photographed acting bizarrely at a party with singer Lenny Kravitz and is said to have spent the weekend club hopping. After making "the rounds" at other Miami hotspots (including Le Baron at Nikki Beach), Moore and her posse arrived at the club Rec Room around 4 a.m., the source reveals, where they took a table toward the back and ordered "a bunch of beer." Demi reportedly showed up with a stray kitten she had found earlier in the day, only to ditch it during the party, allowing it to become a stray once again.
Schnabel is said to have been angry that Moore's antics meant he would not be taken seriously in the art world. 'Vito has worked very hard to be taken seriously in the art business and doesn't want to be seen as somebody who dates celebrities,' a source told the New York Post's Page Six. 'He hated having photographers follow him around after word got out. Vito wasn't too happy that Demi flew down to party at Art Basel while he was working to build his business. It was a distraction he did not need while all the big collectors were in town.'
Moore, who spent time in rehab after her six year marriage to Ashton Kutcher broke up earlier this year, met Schnabel at Naomi Campbell's party for her Russian boyfriend last month.
A spokesman for Moore has refused to comment.
It's depressing that Paige O'Hara can't do Belle's voice anymore...but OMG JODI, AND THE WARDROBE LADY, AND.....yeah that's all I care about lol.
The comedy “Ted,” starring Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, will be released tomorrow on Blu-ray and DVD, and Speakeasy has a sneak peek at one of the bonus features: the gag reel.
In the clip, Kunis, who plays Lori, the girlfriend of Mark Wahlberg’s character, John Bennett, amusingly stumbles through a dinner-date scene. The film, directed by MacFarlane (who also provides the voice of “Ted,” the teddy bear that comes to life), earned $501.8 million in world-wide grosses, according to Box Office Mojo...
On top of the unrated version, the bonus features boast deleted scenes, which include more of McHale's chronically creepy character as well as a pretty funny arc for John's ambiguously foreign co-worker Alix (John Viener). The alternate takes option is basically the equivalent of the line-o-rama that's offered on Judd Apatow discs, where you can check out a string of alternative jokes the writers and performers toyed with on set. While you can typically see why they were cut, it does make for more laughs.
I thought this was cute, the movie wasn't great but I'll probably rent it to see the rest of the extras
Sources 12Sorry Mods I had trouble embedding the video but hopefully it works, TYFTY!
I changed the clip since the first one wasn't working in all browsers, thanks @littlehayzay for the link to the entire gag reel, hopefully it's showing up for everyone
David Bowie’s son has tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Rodene Ronquillo, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer last month.
Duncan Jones announced the nuptials in a series of tweets Sunday that explained why the couple decided to head to the altar on Nov. 7, just days after the beautiful photographer found a lump in her breast.
“I love my wife more than anyone. She's young as can be,” wrote the award-winning “Moon” director, who shaved his head in support of his 32-year-old betrothed.
“On November 4th, my beautiful fiancé @rodeneronquillo & I were, frisking about in bed, as you do. I am a boob man & found... A lump,” Jones said.
Jones, who proposed to Ronquillo back in June, said doctors determined his wife had stage 2 breast cancer after doing a biopsy.
“We were a little overwhelmed by the news: cancer & Election Day, so decided to make it a set, ran down to the courthouse & got married!,” he tweeted.
“So cancer, election, marriage. All on one day! Two days later, Ro was in surgery.”
The procedure went “really well,” Jones said, adding that Ronquillo was put on the “fast track” to chemotherapy, which is set to begin Tuesday.
“Women are getting breast cancer younger & younger,” he added. “Women? check yourselves! ..& men? Touch up your loved ones. You may save the life of the person you love.”
Jones, formerly nicknamed Zowie Bowie, is the son of legendary rocker and former American model Angela Barnett.
Ronquillo, who has since taken the last name of her husband, also took to Twitter to speak about the diagnosis.
“Life is fragile, life is precious...you can never be too grateful. Xxoo Make it great,” she wrote in November.
:((((((((((( Get well, bb <3
Alice Eve’s Star Trek Into Darkness character revealed… She’s playing Carol Marcus!
And here’s Marcus’ entry in the StarTrek.com database:
Molecular biologist made famous in 2285 by her planet development process, Project Genesis. In the 2260′s a relationship with James T. Kirk produced her son, David.
This casting would seem to mean there’s a pretty good chance of Eve sticking around for subsequent sequels though, of course, we’re in a new timeline now. Maybe there’s going to be no relationship with Kirk, or at least no David.
What a poignant flutter of the butterfly’s wings that digression could be.
There are already complaints in social media that revealing this information is some kind of spoiler. I don’t think, however, that Marcus’ identity is going to be a mystery in the film, or even in subsequent trailers.
And then, at the same time, there are even folk expressing disbelief, thinking that this must be some kind of misdirect by the moustache-fiddling master of illusion himself, JJ Abrams. Also poppycock.
She’s Carol Marcus. False, non-mystery dispersed. Next!
Thank Jesus this show is finally ending. Kind of heart breaking that they're ending it so shitty. Let us remember the greatness that was seasons 1 & 2. P.S. WTF Was up with the comic book hero music at the end. LOL The shows execs are probably like LOL whatevs we are so over this show.
A fourth accuser has surfaced, claiming in court documents filed Monday in New York that he was "16 or 17" when he engaged in "sexual contact" with the former Sesame Street star, who puppeted Elmo for nearly 30 years before resigning last month.
As was the case with two previous lawsuits and another man who came forward and then recanted his accusations, Clash's attorney, Michael Berger, denies the plaintiff's allegations, telling E! News that today's suit is "without merit" and they will "vigorously defend the case and Mr. Clash's reputation."
The plaintiff, identified only as S.M. and then referred to as John Doe throughout the suit, alleges that he met Clash in Miami Beach in late 1995 or early 1996 and the puppeteer befriended him, after which the two stayed in contact when Clash returned to his home in New York.
The suit contends that Clash, over the phone, enticed John Doe to visit him with promises of a plane ticket, cash and a place to stay, as well as the promise of "being a 'dad' to him."
When the plaintiff ultimately visited Clash in early 1996, the suit continues, he and the now-52-year-old Clash "had sexual contact on multiple occasions," including sodomy and oral sex, in the older man's apartment. John claims that he didn't know Clash was the voice of Elmo until he visited him in New York.
Claiming that he suffered "severe injuries, including but no limited to mental, personal and psychological trauma" that is "continuing and permanent," John is asking for at least $75,000 in damages.
Being a "compliant victim," his client was not aware of the full extent of his injuries until this year, attorney Jeff Herman alleges in the complaint.
Herman, who's representing all three of Clash's accusers who are seeking damages, said in a statement that, in addition to coercing and enticing his client to engage in sexual activity, Clash "knowingly paid to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of satisying his sexual interests."
When the initial story broke I didn't want to believe it because he had previously seemed like such a nice guy. I really think that he thought he was "being smart" about this shit by (this case excluded) grooming the victims when they were underage and then "waiting" until they were legal before he did anything sexual. Fucking creepy as hell.
Join the director of Excision, Richard Bates JR. & Actor Matthew Gray Gubler at the USC "Excision" Screening this Friday
Outside the Box [Office] and Anchor Bay Films invite you and a guest to a special screening of Excision - Written & Directed by Richard Bates, Jr.
Followed by a Q&A with Richard Bates, Jr., and cast members, TBD. Moderated by SCA Critical Studies PhD Candidate Mike Dillon.
7:00 P.M. on Friday, December 14th, 2012
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.