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Jodie Foster Marries Alexandra Hedison


Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts(LOS ANGELES) -- Congrats are in order for Jodie Foster and photographer Alexandra Heddison. ABC News Radio has confirmed the two were married last weekend.Foster and Heddison began dating in the summer of 2013, according to E! News. Heddison previously dated Ellen DeGeneres before the talk show host left her for Portia de Rossi, according to E! sources. Heddison and DeGeneres had dated for about three years before they split in 2004.Foster was previously linked to Cydney Bernard; they split in 2008 after 20 years together. They are co-parents to two sons: Charles and Kit.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

MTV Video Music Awards to Air Live from Los Angeles Forum


MTV(NEW YORK) -- Last year, the MTV Video Music Awards became the first awards show to take place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. This year, the show, which airs on Aug. 24, will be the first-ever awards telecast at the Los Angeles Forum.That legendary venue dates back to 1967, and has hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Jackson 5, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Prince and others. It just re-opened in January of this year with all the latest high-tech bells, whistles and amenities.MTV President Stephen Friedman said in a statement, "With its incomparable legacy as a world-class music venue, the Forum is one of Southern California’s most iconic entertainment landmarks...[and has] has hosted some of the most legendary musical artists and performances ever seen and we can’t wait to add the 2014 Video Music Awards to this list and create the type of memorable moments that music fans will talk about for years to come.”Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"Bachelorette" Contestant Eric Hill Dies in Paragliding Accident


GO with Eric/Facebook(NEW YORK) -- One of the competitors on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette has died, his sister confirmed.Eric Hill, an adventurer who sought to visit every country in the world in less than 1,200 days, was involved in a paragliding accident Sunday that left him in a coma. He died Wednesday morning. He was 31."Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away. Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting," Karen Tracey wrote on her Facebook page. "It was amazing to be with so many of his friends and family yesterday in the hospital who came to express their love for Eric."According to reports, Hill's parachute collapsed while he was paragliding in Utah with a friend.The California native, who called his trip around the world, "The Global Odyssey," did not seem to be filming the ABC reality series at the time of the accident."He gave us such a gift of a life fully lived and fully shared, and allowed us all to be a part of his last adventure here on earth. It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures," Tracy added in her post. "We look forward to carrying on his legacy here and greeting him joyfully again someday. I love you so much, little brother!"Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Justin Bieber Apologizes Following Shrine Controversy


John Paul Filo/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Justin Bieber has apparently learned his lesson.During a trip to Tokyo earlier this week, the singer stopped at the Yasukuni Shrine, then tweeted an homage to the shrine.Only problem was that the Yasukuni Shrine was founded in the late 1800s and honors more than two million Japanese who died in combat from the Boshin War in 1868 through the end of World War II. But it also honors convicted war criminals that are categorized Class A -- crimes against peace -- stemming from mass murders across Asia during World War II.After Chinese fans urged Bieber to take his positive tweet down, he did so and posted an apology Wednesday morning."While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine," he wrote. "I was mislead to think the shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan."Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Robin Roberts Tells Letterman She's 'Healthier and Happier'


ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Robin Roberts has watched Late Show With David Letterman countless times before. But the Good Morning America co-anchor had never appeared on the program. Not until Tuesday, when she visited Late Show to promote her new book, Everybody's Got Something.Roberts spoke with David Letterman about the medical obstacles she has faced and overcome. Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, was later diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a rare blood disorder. She underwent a bone marrow transplant in 2012, receiving donor cells from her sister, Sally-Ann.Through it all, she has maintained a positive outlook, saying she wouldn’t change a thing."I can look at you right now and say I am healthier and happier than I've ever been," Roberts, 53, said. "That's all that matters."Letterman remarked on the book's title, saying how appropriate it is. "Nobody gets a free ride," he said."You think you’re the only one," Roberts said of life's obstacles. "And my momma would say, 'Honey, everybody's got something.' Everybody's got something, not just a challenge, but something to give to help you get through that challenge."After taping the appearance, Roberts had a parting message for Letterman:.@GMA's @RobinRoberts has a special message for Dave. Watch Robin coming up next on #LSDL pic.twitter.com/aGS5AhYF9J— Letterman (@Letterman) April 23, 2014Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Colbert Appears on "Late Show," Presents His Own Top Ten List


Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS(NEW YORK) -- David Letterman welcomed his future Late Show successor, Stephen Colbert, onto his CBS program on Tuesday night.The Colbert Report host said he's "obviously thrilled" that he will take over the Late Show in 2015. Letterman replied that he is thrilled, too, because CBS execs could have easily hired "another boob like me. But they didn't. They hired a guy..." Colbert interjected, "They hired a boob like me." Letterman said, "No, no, no," but Colbert maintained, "Every boob is like a snowflake, Dave. We're all unique in our own way."Colbert noted that he has a couple of connections to Letterman. He recalled that in 1986, his college girlfriend interviewed for an internship with Letterman's old NBC program, Late Night. By chance, Colbert landed an interview himself. He was offered an internship, his girlfriend wasn't, and the "relationship did not last."Colbert said he didn't accept the internship because it didn't pay. As he declared to Letterman, New York City is "an expensive city!"About a decade later, Colbert said, the Late Show was seeking new writers, so he and a collaborator submitted material. By the time they heard back, months later, they'd moved on to jobs with the TV show Strangers with Candy, which premiered on Comedy Central in 1999.However, Colbert revealed a Top Ten List he'd submitted: "Top Ten Cocktails for Santa." The top items on the list were:3. "King of the Juice -- any available juice, any available liquor, wedge of matzo."2. "Jack Frost -- equal parts Jack Daniels and snow (seasonal)."1. "Silent Nighttrain."After the interview aired on the East Coast, Colbert tweeted a selfie featuring himself with Letterman that he snapped during their segment. He included the hashtag #boobs.#boobs pic.twitter.com/bPKXOII4Vc— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 23, 2014CBS announced on April 10 that Colbert will replace Letterman. An exact start date for Colbert hasn't been announced.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Lupita Nyong'o Is People's Most Beautiful Woman for 2014


Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Lupita Nyong'o is having a very good year. After winning the Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave, the actress has now been named People magazine's "Most Beautiful.""It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," Nyong'o said of nabbing the cover. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen."Being a role model for other women like her is important for Nyong'o, who told People she first thought being beautiful meant having "light skin and long, flowing, straight hair.""Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess," she added.Nyong'o credits her mother, Dorothy, for finally convincing her that her own beauty was enough. The actress said her mother "always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point."Nyong'o said she's received the most compliments on her looks when she doesn't have any makeup on, "and also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress. Happiness is the most important thing."The Most Beautiful issue of People goes on sale this Friday. Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Discovery Channel Planning Documentary on Mount Everest Avalanche


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After cancelling its Everest Jump Live special in light of Friday's avalanche at Mount Everest that killed 13 people, Discovery Channel is instead planning a documentary on the tragedy.According to Deadline.com, Discovery will utilize footage shot by NBC News' Peacock Productions, which had been set to produce Everest Jump Live. Its crews had been shooting footage for the five nights of Everest-themed programming that the network had planned, leading up to the special.Everest Jump Live, which had been scheduled to air May 11, would have featured Joby Ogwyn gliding down from the summit of Mount Everest using a wingsuit.The documentary will focus on the avalanche and the local reaction to it. The film's length and airdate have not yet been announced.Discovery hopes to make a donation to a charity benefiting the families of the Sherpa guides killed in the avalanche, and encourage viewers to pitch in as well. Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Robert De Niro Posts First Vine Video


Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DTFF(NEW YORK) -- Robert De Niro may be a veteran actor with plenty of experience under his belt, but he apparently can still learn something new. Just this past week he recorded his first Vine video.De Niro was playing around with Tribeca Film Festival judge Jerome Jarre's cell phone when he discovered the app.The video, captioned "ROBERT DE NIRO'S FIRST 6 SECOND FILM!," shows the 70-year-old actor appearing puzzled as he looks into the camera lens and asks, "What happened to my iPhone?"Jarre then appears in the frame and says, "What are you doing with my Vine? My Vine account?"The video was most likely filmed during the Tribeca Film Festival, of which De Niro is a co-founder. The festival is currently running through April 27.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Diane Keaton Says She's Still Woody Allen's Friend Amid Sex Abuse Allegation


Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of director Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow, recently revived past accusations that Allen abused her as a child, but one person in Allen's life will not waver in her friendship with him."I’m Woody’s friend and I’ve been Woody’s friend for 45 years and nothing’s going to change that," Diane Keaton says in the May issue of More magazine.Dylan Farrow detailed the alleged abuse in an open letter published in The New York Times. Allen has long denied the abuse claims and defended himself in his own open letter on the Times' website, saying, "Of course, I did not molest Dylan."Keaton starred in eight Woody Allen movies, including 1972’s Play It Again, Sam, 1995’s Love and Death, 1977’s Annie Hall and Manhattan Murder Mystery in 1993. Allen reportedly wrote the title role of Annie Hall for Keaton. It earned her an Academy Award as best actress.  Keaton and Allen were romantically involved for a time.Keaton has also been linked to her other co-stars, including Warren Beatty and Al Pacino, but she has never married.In her interview with More, Keaton, 68, says she could've walked down the aisle for the right man.  "I told myself I wanted to [marry] but I didn’t really want a man that I could have...I wanted the dream."Keaton details her life, including her love affairs, in her new book, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, out April 29. Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Hollywood Executives Deny Allegations Made by Bryan Singer's Accuser


Mark Davis/Getty Images for EJAF(LOS ANGELES) -- The three Hollywood executives accused of sexual abuse by the man who is suing X-Men director Bryan Singer over similar allegations are denying the claims made against them.Michael Egan, 31, claims in lawsuits filed this week that he was abused by Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard when he was a teenager.A lawyer for Ancier, the former head of programming for Fox and NBC, says in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter that the claims are "demonstrably untrue." The statement continues, "As just one of many examples, Mr. Ancier has never even visited the estate in Hawaii where the plaintiff claims to have encountered him."An attorney for Goddard, who has helped create theme park attractions for Universal Studios, said in an email to The Hollywood Reporter that Goddard is currently in China and a proper statement will be released in "due course but needless to say this is without merit."Neuman, a former president of Disney TV, addressed the allegations against him on his Twitter feed, calling them "disgusting and COMPLETELY FALSE." He added, "Also very shocking in that they don’t just stretch the truth, they are whole-cloth lies with zero basis in reality or truth. Sickening, and very evil, for anyone to lie like that, let alone in a legal document."The lawsuits against the executives were filed just days after Egan filed a similar complaint against Singer. The director's attorney has said the claims against Singer are "completely fabricated."Singer's latest film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, opens on May 23.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Michael Imperioli Says It Would Be 'Painful' for Him to Watch James Gandolfini's


Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Michael Imperioli is still coming to grips with the loss of his Sopranos co-star, James Gandolfini, who died last June in Italy of a heart attack at the age of 51.ABC News Radio recently asked Imperioli whether he will reunite with his fellow Sopranos cast members to watch Gandolfini's final movie, The Drop, once the drama is released in September. He said he currently has no plans to do so, and mentioned that he has yet to see Gandolfini's most recent movie, Enough Said.Imperioli admitted that it would be "a little painful" for him to watch one of Gandolfini's final works. He said, "We miss him a lot, man. He was a good guy and he was a good friend."Imperioli is one of the stars of the new comedy The M Word, opening everywhere on May 2.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Kevin Spacey OK with Former President Clinton Dropping "House of Cards" Spoilers


Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former President Bill Clinton may have dropped a couple of House of Cards spoilers at a recent benefit concert, but the lead star of the Netflix series, Kevin Spacey, has no problem with that.Clinton and Spacey were among the top names who attended Sting's Rainforest Benefit Concert in New York City last Thursday night.As he addressed the crowd, the 42nd U.S. president poked fun at Spacey's character on House of Cards, Frank Underwood. He joked, "When I was president, people accused me of murder all the time! Made a show of investigating it! Spacey's president for 15 minutes, and he gets away with murder!"That last line contains two spoilers from the second season of House of Cards, which premiered in February: Spacey killing Kate Mara's journalist character, Zoe Barnes, and his character making the jump from vice president to president.Spacey normally discourages people from discussing spoilers, but he makes an exception in Clinton's case. He pointed out to ABC News Radio that the event was not televised. He added, "If he wants to be the spoiler-in-chief that's entirely up to him. He's a good man, it was great of him to have shown up, and we had some fun on stage together."Much like he did at the Rainforest Benefit Concert, Spacey imitated Clinton: "I love that show because 99 percent of what they do in that show, it's real. And the one percent they got wrong, you could never get an education bill passed that fast."Aside from House of Cards, you'll soon be able to catch Spacey in the documentary NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage. He collaborated with his American Beauty director, Sam Mendes, on the film, which chronicles their touring production of the Shakespeare tragedy Richard III.NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage will screen in select theaters and be made available for download on May 2. You can learn more about the film at KevinSpacey.com.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Watch Emma Stone Make Andrew Garfield Eat His Words About What's Feminine


Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Sony Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Emma Stone certainly keeps Andrew Garfield on his toes.During a recent Q&A about their new film The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Stone challenged her real-life boyfriend when he called sewing "feminine."Asked by a child how Spider-Man got his costume, Garfield, 30, replied that he made it after taking sewing and needlepoint classes."It's kind of a feminine thing to do," he added, "but he really kind of made a very masculine costume."Stone, 25, piped up, asking, "It's feminine, how?" -- prompting Garfield to respond, "It's amazing how you took that as an insult."However, he immediately began to backpedal, and even threw in a personal story about his family."I would say that femininity is about more delicacy and precision and detail work and craftsmanship — like my mother, she’s an amazing craftsman. She in fact made my first Spider-Man costume when I was three. So I use it as a compliment. To compliment the feminine not just in women but in men as well. We all have feminine in us, young men."Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman Welcome Second Daughter


Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Drew Barrymore is a mom -- times two.The actress and her husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed their second daughter on Tuesday, her publicist confirmed to ABC News. Their eldest, Olive, is 19 months old."Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman," the couple said in a statement. "Olive has a new little sister, and everyone is healthy and happy!"Barrymore, 39, announced that she was expecting last November.She said that she and her art adviser husband purposely chose to have children close in age."Will is just thrilled -- we both are -- [because] we just wanted so badly for Olive to have a sibling," she told People. "In some ways, it’s really for her. So congratulations, Olive!"Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Is Richard Gere Dating "Top Chef's" Padma Lakshmi?


David Moir/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Are Richard Gere and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi dating?According to the New York Post's Page Six, Gere, who is reportedly in the middle of a divorce from actress/model Carey Lowell after 11 years of marriage, has been seeing Lakshmi."They have been quietly spending some time together. It is all very new and recent, and happened while he has been filming in New York," a source told the paper.Gere is producing and starring in Time Out of Mind in New York City, where he plays George, a homeless man trying to reconcile with his estranged daughter, Maggie, played by Jena Malone.Gere and Lowell, who split last September, have a 14-year-old son, Homer. The actor was previously married to supermodel Cindy Crawford. Lakshmi has a 3-year-old daughter Krishna with Adam Dell, the brother of Dell Computer founder Michael Dell. She was also previously married to author Salman Rushdie.The Post adds that reps for both Gere and Lakshmi had no comment.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tori Spelling's Husband Says Sex Life 'Wasn't Fantastic' in Preview for New Show


Lifetime TV(NEW YORK) -- If you enjoy watching television shows that make you cringe, you may want to tune in to Tori Spelling's latest reality series.True Tori, premiering Tuesday night on Lifetime at 10 p.m. Eastern time, follows Spelling and her husband, Dean McDermott, as they work on their marriage following his well-documented infidelity. There will be some awkward moments along the way, as evidenced in a recently-released sneak peek.In the clip, we see Spelling and McDermott attending a therapy session that was held on April 9. When the former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress says they had a great relationship and sex life, McDermott counters, "We would have sex once every two weeks. It wasn't fantastic."The counselor tries to set him straight, saying, "Dean, your expectations of what a marriage is supposed to be like sexually, it's like a fairy tale."As Spelling cries that McDermott seems unsatisfied with her, he admits, "I'm insatiable. Sex was an escape, just like drugs and alcohol."Spelling asks him, referring to his mistress, "Why her?" He responds, "I wasn't attracted to her. It was, like, a warm body."McDermott says that cheating on his wife is his "worst nightmare." But when Spelling adds, "Or that you got caught," McDermott gives a long pause, then admits, "I don't know."In a new post on her website, Spelling says she filmed the show in order to "set the record straight" and tell her own story.She concedes, "At the moment, I don’t know if it will have a happy ending. But I need to get my voice back, and this is my way of doing that."After reports surfaced that McDermott cheated on Spelling, he announced in January that he had entered a treatment center to address what he described at the time as "health and personal issues."He said, "I am truly sorry for the mistakes I have made and for the pain I've caused my family."Spelling and McDermott married in 2006. They have four children together.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Kris Jenner Posts Message to Bruce Jenner on Their Anniversary


Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) -- Kris and Bruce Jenner have split up, but that didn’t stop Kris and her daughters from acknowledging the estranged couple’s 23rd wedding anniversary.Kris posted a picture on Instagram of her and Bruce from years earlier with the caption, “Happy Anniversary to one of the most amazing men I know!!!! I love you, Wow 23 years!!!!! #love #weareofficiallyvintage.”Kris’ daughter Khloé Kardashian, who was raised by Bruce from the age of 5, took to Instagram with a post of her own that read, “Happy anniversary to my mommy and my 2nd daddy!! I love you guys! 23 years and 10 kids later.” It was accompanied by a picture from the couple's 1991 wedding.Kim Kardashian, 33, also acknowledged the anniversary by posting a couple of pictures of Bruce and Kris. One shows the couple early in their relationship along with the hashtag, "#vintage." The other shows the two relaxing on the beach.Bruce, 64, and Kris, 58, announced in October that they were splitting up but had no plans to file for divorce. Bruce moved into in his own Malibu, Calif., home last summer.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"New Girl" Star Max Greenfield Talks Life as Married Father


Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- On New Girl, Max Greenfield plays the likable character Schmidt, a popular role that's earned the actor Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.Prepare to like Greenfield, 33, that much more.No matter how much acclaim or recognition he gets, the funnyman said at home, he knows who's in charge and who's most important -- his wife Tess and daughter Lilly."I've been married for so long now, I don't even remember dating," Greenfield, 33, joked about tying the knot in 2008 to Tess Sanchez, a Fox casting executive."She's the boss!" he said of his powerful counterpart. "Yeah, she's the boss. She keeps me in the ground, as opposed to grounded," he joked.Greenfield added that his wife was impressed with his recent work in About Alex, a film that debuted last week at the Tribeca Film Festival."[My wife] did turn to me after seeing this film and said, 'I feel like you gave a strong performance,'" he said. "I thought, 'I must be really good in this! She's never done that!'"Greenfield called the "heavy" movie a "rewarding" change from his usual comedy."You do New Girl, you play a character like Schmidt, you crave as an actor afterwards to just do something different," he said. "Then you look at what material is out there and felt very fortunate to find this and that they would have me."The versatile actor added that his 4-year-old daughter Lilly is simply "the best.""She's the best, man. She keeps a lot of it grounded," he said. "You come home, you're like 'Whatever, let's go hang out!'"He added that she still doesn't fully understand how big of a deal her father is."I don't know that she fully gets it," he said. "She knows that I'm on a TV show, she'll be like 'Daddy you play Schmidt' There's a big part of me that's very proud of it and goes 'Daddy's really happy.' but another part, that's like 'Just stay away from that as long as you can.' But she seems unfazed by it." Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Katy Perry Faces Fan in Katy Perry Trivia...and Loses


ABC/Jimmy Kimmel Live(LOS ANGELES) -- Those Katy Perry trivia questions are tough.Especially for Perry.The pop starlet appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday, facing off in a trivia contest against a superfan -- they’re called “Katy Kats” -- named Emily.“How well do you feel that you know Katy Perry?” Kimmel asked Perry.“Very well,” she responded. “I’m ready to play me.”Emily was ready to play, too. She had a Perry-themed wall constructed in her home, but later took it down at her boyfriend’s urging.“At least you have a boyfriend,” Katy quipped.“Yeah,” Emily said, smiling.“Who Knows Katy?” began with a personal question, the name of Katy’s parents. Emily responded first -- Keith and Mary. Correct! Emily answered the second question too, identifying Kelly Clarkson as the American Idol contestant Perry wrote two songs for.Perry lowered her head in disbelief, stunned by her challenger’s success. When Kimmel asked the next question, Perry tapped the buzzer with her head, recalling the first film soundtrack to use one of her songs.“Travelinghood of the Sister Pants,” she said. What?! She tried again. “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” OK, close enough. Perry tied things up by describing what she did to earn a sixth-grade detention.“Humping a tree,” she said, a bemused smile on her face.Both of the competitors missed the next question about Perry’s Twitter followers -- it’s 52.4 million -- before Emily took off.Grammy nominations? Eleven.Katy’s three fragrances? Purr, Meow! and Killer Queen.Perry bounced back by recalling her dinner from the night before (In-N-Out Burger). But it wasn’t enough to top Emily, who earned an autographed pillow with the win -- as well as a hug from her idol.“Congratulations,” Kimmel told Emily. “You know Katy better.”Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Former "Ice Road Truckers" Star Accused of Kidnapping, Threatening Prostitute


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A former star of the History network series Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads is facing kidnapping and extortion charges in connection with an alleged incident he had with a Las Vegas prostitute last December.According to an arrest report obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Zickuhr gave a prostitute he hired who had an alias of "Snow White" -- her birth name is Lisa Cadeau -- his ATM card to withdraw payment for her services.However, Zickuhr claimed, she withdrew more than the agreed-upon amount. She visited his apartment, where he allegedly punched her, threatened her, and locked her inside a closet. He asked Cadeau for a phone number of someone who could bring him the money he said he was owed, according to the report.The report says Cadeau gave Zickuhr the phone number of a Las Vegas police officer she knew. He called the number and said that if he did not receive $1,000, he would take the woman to Mexico and kill her.Long story short, he was arrested, but not before he allegedly forced Cadeau to jump out of a second-story window, causing her injuries to her face and arms.Zickuhr, who was charged with kidnapping, extortion and coercion, is due in court on May 6.Zickuhr was featured on Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads in 2011.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Julia Roberts Comments on Death of Half-Sister


Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For the first time since the death of her half-sister in February, comments from Julia Roberts following the tragedy have surfaced.Roberts spoke to Wall Street Journal Magazine in late February about Nancy Motes' death from a possible drug overdose, and the interview was released Monday."It's just heartbreak," she told Wall Street Journal Magazine, tearing up. "It's only been 20 days. There aren't words to explain what any of us have been through in these last 20 days. It's hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead."Motes was found dead in Los Angeles on Feb. 9 at the age of 37.The Oscar winner added, "You don't want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world. But [as with] any situation of challenge and despair, we must find a way, as a family. It's so hard to formulate a sentence about it outside the weepy huddle of my family."Roberts, 46, who spoke to the magazine as part of her promotion for her May 25 HBO movie The Normal Heart, added candid details about her personal life with husband Daniel Moder and her children Hazel and Phinnaeus, 9, and Henry, 5."By the time we had kids, I had accomplished things and felt secure about that part of my life," she said. "I was so joyful moving into the family phase of my life in a sincere way."She also joked that when her twins arrived in 2004, she wanted to be with them as much as possible."For a long time they weren't even aware I had a job because I was home so much," she added.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Vin Diesel Posts Photo Alongside Paul Walker's Brothers


Dave J Hogan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Days after it was announced that Paul Walker’s brothers will help finish Fast & Furious 7, star Vin Diesel posted a photo of himself with the late actor’s two brothers.“After spending time with his biological brothers, I must say to the parents, you raised some great kids,” Diesel wrote Sunday in a Facebook post accompanying the photo, believed to have been taken on the set.The star also opened up about his reaction to Walker’s death.“When I heard the news, I left the production, grabbed a plane and took my family and Michelle [Rodriguez] back to L.A. ...drove directly to his parent’s house,” Diesel wrote on Facebook. “His Father said, Paul loved you Vin...I awkwardly and nervously said, aw come on...then he said...you don’t have to get along every second to love each other...so true."Walker, 40, was in the midst of shooting scenes for the upcoming film when he died Nov. 30 in a fiery car crash.Production on Fast & Furious 7 was suspended for several months following Walker's death. The film will arrive in theaters on April 10, 2015.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Bryan Singer's Accuser Files Lawsuits Against 3 Hollywood Execs


Mark Davis/Getty Images for EJAF(LOS ANGELES) -- The man accusing X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexual abuse has now filed similar lawsuits against three Hollywood executives.The complaints, filed by Michael Egan's attorney, Jeff Herman, in Hawaii, targets Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard. Egan alleges he was abused by the three men at an Encino, Calif., home, and in Hawaii when he was a teenager.The claims are similar to the ones made by the now-31-year-old Egan in his lawsuit against Singer, filed last week. He stated that he was abused over the course of a few years by Singer, beginning at the age of 15.The latest complaints were announced Monday at a Beverly Hills press conference attended by Egan, his mother, and Herman.Ancier is the former head of programming for Fox and NBC. He co-created the 1990s talk program The Ricki Lake Show.Neuman is the former president of Disney TV. Goddard, who directed the 1987 He-Man movie Masters of the Universe, has helped create theme park attractions for Universal Studios.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"Game of Thrones" Director Opens up About Controversial Sex Scene


HBO/Neil Davidson(NEW YORK) -- Another week, another shocking episode of Game of Thrones.Attention: Spoiler alertOn Sunday's episode, GoT characters are still reeling from the shocking death of Joffrey as another character took things to a very uncomfortable level.Cersei, played by Lena Headey, is mourning Joffrey, when Jaime, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, walks in.The two characters are brother and sister. By the end of the scene, Jaime ends up raping Cersei.The Hollywood Reporter spoke with director Alex Graves about filming such a tough scene."The whole thing for me was about dead Joffrey (played by Jack Gleeson) lying there, watching the whole thing," Graves told THR. "I wanted to make sure I had Jack in there as much as I could. Of course Lena and Nikolaj laughed every time I would say, 'You grab her by the hair, and Jack is right there,' or 'You come around this way and Jack is right there.' "On why Joffrey was so important to the rape scene, he said, "He is their first born. He is their sin. He is their lust, and their love -- their everything."Graves added that even he was shocked when he read the script and knew he had to direct such a horrific act."You read the scene and go, 'Wait, who's directing this?'" he added. "I'm never that excited about going to film forced sex."What could possibly happen next on GoT?"Episode three is in part an aftermath episode, where you settle and everything takes a turn toward the second half of the season, whether it's Castle Black, where the battle is coming and they realize they are going to have to do something," he teased. "Episode three is actually a series of really beautifully written scenes that smartly ends with Meereen, which is the beginning. You have all these beautiful scenes to play out, and then you get a big smashing end to the episode, which is like the opening sequence of a movie as the end. Three is really setting up the last three episodes of the season."Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio