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Sept. 16, 2011 at 1:59 PM   |   Comments

Bus driver sues Matthew Fox for $25K

CLEVELAND, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An Ohio party bus driver is suing actor Matthew Fox for $25,000 for allegedly assaulting her when she wouldn't give him a ride to his hotel, court papers show.

Heather Bormann has accused the former star of "Lost" and "Party of Five" of hitting her repeatedly in the chest, arm, legs and abdomen during the alleged Aug. 28 altercation outside of a Cleveland bar.

Bormann said she eventually punched the actor in the face to get him to stop but in doing so injured her hand and fingers.

Fox was detained by police, then released into the custody of a friend who drove him to his hotel.

Bormann officially pressed charges against him shortly after.

TMZ said Bormann is demanding more than $25,000 in damages for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Fox's publicist did not return calls asking for a comment on the lawsuit, the entertainment news Web site said.

The actor was in Cleveland working on the film "I, Alex Cross."


Probation revoked for Redmond O'Neal

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge revoked the probation of Redmond O'Neal after the son of actor Ryan O'Neal and the late actress Farrah Fawcett admitted using drugs again.

People.com reported O'Neal, 26, was taken into police custody Thursday after he confessed he used narcotics while in a court-ordered rehabilitation facility where he was serving a year sentence on separate drug and weapons charges.

He is to be sentenced Oct. 7 for his latest transgression.

"This morning Redmond admitted to a violation of using methamphetamines while on probation," People.com quoted O'Neal attorney Mike Brewer as saying. "There is no guarantee what Redmond's new sentence will be."


Pitt explains remarks about past marriage

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star Brad Pitt says people got the wrong idea when he said his life wasn't interesting during his marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston.

Pitt and Aniston were married from 2000 to 2005. The actor began dating Angelina Jolie shortly after he and Aniston divorced. He and Jolie have six children together.

In a widely circulated preview of an upcoming Parade magazine interview, Pitt was quoted as saying: "I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn't living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."

Pitt issued a statement to E! News through his publicist Thursday insisting he meant in the Parade interview he had been dissatisfied with himself and his career, not Aniston.

"It grieves me that this was interpreted this way," Pitt said in the statement. "Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly. The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself -- and that, I am responsible for."

Aniston is now dating actor-screenwriter Justin Theroux.


No Season 2 for 'Nine Lives'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- There will be no second season for "Nine Lives of Chloe King," a U.S. television series based on the series of books by Liz Braswell, EW.com reported.

The ABC Family show and novels are about a girl who discovers she is a descended from an ancient race possessing cat-like powers, the Web site noted.

The small-screen adaptation of "Nine Lives" starred Skyler Samuels, Amy Pietz, Grey Damon, Grace Phipps, Benjamin Stone, Alyssa Diaz and Ki Hong Lee.

It premiered on the cable network in June.

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