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April 24, 2012 at 2:15 PM   |   Comments

Cuban actors missing, defection suspected

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- The whereabouts are unknown for two Cuban actors headed to the United States for the premiere of their defection drama "Una Noche," The New York Times said.

Javier Nunez Florian and Anailin de la Rua de la Torre flew from Cuba to Florida last week, but did not arrive for the movie's premiere at Manhattan's Tribeca Film Festival, prompting the Spanish-language press in Miami to speculate the first-time actors are seeking asylum in the United States for real, the Times said.

"Though they've made difficult choices about what to do at present, I wish them the very best in all their endeavors and I hope I will get to see them again soon," the film's director Lucy Mulloy told the newspaper. "I would love to know that they are well."

The actors' co-star, Dariel Arrechada, attended the film festival and plans to head home to Cuba when it is over, the report said.

"Though we all miss them, and I miss them very much, I am confident they will do what is best for them," the Times quoted Arrechada as saying in a statement. "My heart is with them, and I hope they are safe and well."


Ryan Seacrest to remain 'Idol' host

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Ryan Seacrest has signed a $30 million deal to remain as host of "American Idol" for two more years, The Hollywood Reporter said.

He has starred on the singing-competition show since it debuted in 2002. It is now in its 11th season.

Show producers and network executives "cannot envision the show without Ryan," one "Idol" insider told The Hollywood Reporter. "The goal has always been to keep him."

Seacrest, who has his own radio show, is also an E! News anchor and will cover the Olympics this summer for NBC.


Report: Megan Fox is pregnant

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Megan Fox is pregnant with her first child, a source close to the Hollywood actress told E! News.

The baby's gender and anticipated birth-date were not reported.

Fox, 25, married actor Brian Austin Green, 38, in June 2010.

Green, who is best known for his work on TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210," also has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship.

Fox starred in the first two Transformers blockbusters.


Amy Adams to star in 'Into the Woods'

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- This summer's edition of Shakespeare in the Park in New York will feature productions of "Into the Woods" and "As You Like It," organizers said.

Director Daniel Sullivan's production of William Shakespeare's comedy "As You Like It" will run from June 5-30. It stars MacIntyre Dixon, David Furr, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Robert Joy, Omar Metwally, Oliver Platt, Lily Rabe and Stephen Spinella.

The new staging of Stephen Sondheim's fairytale-themed musical "Into the Woods" is to take place from July 23 through Aug. 25. The cast features Amy Adams, Jack Broderick, Gideon Glick, Cooper Grodin, Ivan Hernandez, Tina Johnson, Josh Lamon, Jessie Mueller, Donna Murphy, Laura Shoop and Tess Soltau.

Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are free and distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park the day of the show.

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