Alleged anti-Muslim filmmaker questioned
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Los Angeles authorities took in for questioning the man they think is behind the anti-Muslim film that sparked protests at dozens of U.S. diplomatic facilities.
Los Angeles County sheriff's department spokesman Steve Whitmore told NBC4-TV, Los Angeles, police did not arrest or detain the man they believe is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Authorities took him in early Saturday for a voluntary interview with probation officials.
Nakoula covered his face as sheriff's deputies escorted him from a home in Cerritos, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Karen Redmond, a spokeswoman for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, said the Office of Probation in the Central District of California was evaluating whether Nakoula's alleged involvement in producing the anti-Muslim film "The Innocence of Muslims" and posting it online violated his probation in a 2010 bank fraud conviction. Under the terms of his probation, he is not allowed to access the Internet without permission from his probation officer.
The film depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a power- and sex-hungry bisexual pedophile of indeterminate parentage. It sparked a deadly attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
U.S. and other officials said the militants who attacked the Benghazi mission may have used the protests as a cover for their assault.
The filmmaker has not been named or identified, but a man using the pseudonym Sam Bacile has taken credit in media interviews for writing and directing "Innocence of Muslims." Authorities believe Nakoula goes by the alias of Sam Bacile, the Times said.
Eva Longoria, Jets' Mark Sanchez dating
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Actress Eva Longoria has confirmed she's dating New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
The 37-year-old former "Desperate Housewives" actress confirmed her relationship with the 25-year-old athlete in an interview on "Extra."
"Mark and I are, you know, fine. We're happy just dating," she told host Mario Lopez.
Longoria was most recently romantically linked to Spanish actress Penelope Cruz's brother, Eduardo. That relationship ended in June, the Los Angeles Times reported. She had previously been married to basketball player Tony Parker.
Sanchez has been linked to actresses Hayden Panettiere and Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and model Kate Upton.
Irish newspaper publishes Middleton photos
LONDON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Irish Daily Star has published the topless photos of Catherine Middleton, which she and husband Prince William are suing a French magazine over.
The newspaper's editor, Mike O'Kane said the photographs of the duchess of Cambridge sunbathing in Provence, France, were not included in the Northern Ireland or British editions of the publication, the BBC reported.
The Italian magazine Chi said Saturday it plans to publish more photographs taken while the royal couple were sunbathing last month, CNN reported.
Chi belongs to the same Mondadori publishing group as Closer, the French magazine that first published the images of Catherine. Mondadori is owned by Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister, Britain's The Daily Telegraph reported.
William and Catherine have sued Closer over publication of the photographs, saying in a statement the photographer invaded their privacy "in a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner."
A statement from the management of Closer Saturday said the images "are in no case degrading."
"They show a young couple on vacation, beautiful, in love and modern, in their normal life. The article recounts the time the couple recently spent in southern France," it said.
Anderson dons red 'Baywatch' suit again
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Actress Pamela Anderson donned her iconic red "Baywatch" bathing suit for a commercial shoot, People magazine reported.
Witnesses photographed Anderson, 45, wearing the one-piece suit Thursday in Rio de Janeiro. The actress made the iconic suit famous playing C.J. Parker from 1992 to 1997 on "Baywatch."
The nature of the commercial was not reported.
In addition to the commercial, Anderson is preparing for the Sept. 24 premiere of the all-star season of "Dancing with the Stars," People reported.
She will perform with professional dancer Tristan MacManus alongside celebrities Kirstie Alley, Joey Fatone and Bristol Palin, among others.
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