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By United Press International   |   Oct. 11, 2011 at 4:00 AM

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BRAD PITT: Hungarian police say they confiscated 85 weapons, including AK-47s and sniper rifles filled with live ammunition, on the set of Brad Pitt's movie "World War Z."

Authorities told TMZ the guns, which were to be used as props in the zombie flick, hadn't been properly disabled, with some containing live rounds.

One law-enforcement source described the scene as "a disaster waiting to happen."

"We are working with the authorities to resolve the matter and have no further comment at this time," a publicist for the film told TMZ.

The celebrity news Web site said its calls to representatives of Pitt, who was not present at Monday's raid, were not returned.

The report did not say how police learned about the guns. Also unknown is whether any charges were filed as a result of the raid.


ZSA ZSA GABOR: Zsa Zsa Gabor's publicist says the ailing 94-year-old actress is heading back to her California home after a successful operation to replace her feeding tube.

Gabor's representative John Blanchette told CNN Monday the feeding tube in the Hungarian-born star's stomach became loose Friday and led to an infection. The actress underwent a procedure to replace the tube in her stomach Sunday.

Blanchette told CNN the operation "went very well" and Gabor was scheduled to go home by Tuesday.

Gabor, whose film credits include "Touch of Evil" and "Moulin Rouge," has been hospitalized with numerous health issues, including blood clots, since she broke her hip last year. Most of Gabor's right leg was amputated in January because of gangrene.


HILARY SWANK: Human-rights groups are criticizing celebrities who attended a birthday party for Ramzan Kadyrov, alleging the Chechen leader has committed human-rights abuses.

The Human Rights Foundation told The Hollywood Reporter Hilary Swank had been warned about Kadyrov's alleged offenses before she attended the Oct. 5 event, along with her fellow film star Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Kevin Costner, Eva Mendes and Shakira also were invited but did not attend the event, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

Human Rights Watch urged the stars who showed up to return what they were paid to honor a man accused of overseeing law-enforcement and security agencies implicated in abductions, torture and executions in Chechnya.

"Ramzan Kadyrov is linked to a litany of horrific human-rights abuses. It's inappropriate for stars to get paid to party with him. It bolsters his image and legitimizes a brutal leader and his regime. And getting paid to be part of such a lavish show in Chechnya trivializes the suffering of countless victims of human-rights abuses there," Human Rights Watch said in a statement issued to The Hollywood Reporter.

Thor Halvorssen, president of Human Rights Foundation, described the celebrities' attendance at the party as "disheartening and shameful."

The Hollywood Reporter said Swank's and Van Damme's representatives did not respond to its requests for comment.


ALI LANDRY: Ali Landry's publicist says the actress has given birth in Los Angeles to a son named Marcelo Alejandro.

Landry's publicist told People.com Monday Marcelo was 8 pounds and 21 inches long when he was born Saturday.

The child is the second for Landry and director Alejandro Monteverde, her husband of five years. They are also the parents of a 4-year-old daughter.

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