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Roman Polanski Asks Court To Be Released From Custody

Sep 29, 2009 11:40 AM

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Looks like this story is going to go on for a while...

Roman Polanski was arrested in Zurich over the weekend, 30 years after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl.

Now the director's lawyers have filed a motion asking for their client to be released from Swiss custody, clearly in an attempt to avoid extradition to the United States. The Swiss Federal Criminal Court says the "decision will be made within the next weeks." Will Roman remain detained?

Meanwhile, victim Samantha Geimer has also asked for Roman to be dismissed, claiming she just "wants the case to be over."

Below is a trailer for Wanted and Desired, an HBO doc suggesting there was foul play behind the scenes:

So much going on here! What do you think?




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Roman Polanski Finally Arrested 30 Years After Pleading Guilty To Unlawful Sexual Intercourse...

Sep 27, 2009 12:18 PM

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This has been a long time coming!

Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski was arrested Saturday by Swiss police upon arriving in Zurich - where he was set to receive an honorary award at the Zurich Film Festival - and taken into custody, the AP reports...

The 76-year-old fled the U.S. in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. Authorities have sought his arrest around the world since 2005.

"There was a valid arrest request and we knew when he was coming," says Swiss Justice Ministry spokesman Guido Balmer. He also says the U.S. would now have to make a formal extradition request.

Polanski - famous for directing Rosemary's Baby, as well as The Pianist - has lived in France the past 30 years. He's married to Emanuelle Seigner and has two children.




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WTF Happened To Charlie Hunnam?

Sep 8, 2009 01:27 PM

Brit import Charlie Hunnam (Queer As Folk, Nicholas Nickleby) was once going to be the next big thing, but now it looks like his beard is his next big thing. And no, I'm not talking about his girlfriend!

Yeah, we know he's currently starring in Sons of Anarchy, which is probably why he looks like that but we prefer to remember him looking like this:

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Still hot, though!




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Lark's Face Needs To Be Saved By The Bell

Aug 4, 2009 08:55 AM

boobs mr chow saved by the bell make up smile dressDid Lisa Turtle get dressed in the basement of Bayside or something? From the neck down she's looking hot, but why on earth would she apply a shade of foundation about 10 shades too light for her?

It was just a week or so ago that she was looking as cute as ever for her SBTB reunion photo, but maybe she's trying to scare Screech away or something by looking like one of the Jackson's long lost sisters.

Believe me, Lark, it's working.




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Remember When The Boz Got A DUI?

Mar 9, 2009 06:00 AM

What?

Since when did the football player think he was suddenly Lindsay Lohan!

Brian Bosworth - AKA "The Boz" - always knew how to get attention, but this really takes the cake: The former Seattle Seahawks linebacker was arrested last Friday on suspicion of DUI.

And just days before his 44th birthday (today)! What smart timing.




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The Boz Popped By Cops

Mar 7, 2009 11:54 AM

What? The once-great football legend Brian Bosworth still draws a crowd...especially when he's snapped getting a DUI!

The athlete-turned-actor was popped by the cops in Hollywood early on Friday morning, where he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and X17 was there to see it go down!

One question, though. Why does that cop look so happy?




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