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Jan. 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

Man ordered to stay away from actress Ellen Page after tweeting threat

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge has ordered Joshua Michael Myers to have absolutely no contact with Ellen Page after he allegedly threatened the actress via Twitter.

TMZ said the move came after Myers tweeted: "I'm going to murder Ellen Page. She's dead."

The Los Angeles Police Department conducted an investigation into the online threat and concluded it was Myers who made it.

The 25-year-old Canadian actress was present for Wednesday's hearing, during which Myers was ordered to have no contact with her for three years, TMZ said.

Page is best known for her films "Juno" and "Inception."


Pacino, De Palma teaming up for Paterno bio-picture

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Actor Al Pacino is reuniting with his "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way" director Brian De Palma for a film about disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Producer Edward R. Pressman told The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday he has secured the film rights to "Paterno," the book by sports journalist Joe Posnanski.

"'Happy Valley' reunites the 'Scarface' and 'Carlito's Way' team of De Palma and Pacino for the third time, and I can't think of a better duo to tell this story of a complex, intensely righteous man who was brought down by his own tragic flaw," Pressman said.

Pacino is wrapping up his run in the Broadway revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross."

Paterno was 85 when he died in January 2012, months after he was fired as head football coach at Penn State where he spent 45 seasons building one of college football's premier football programs and establishing himself as one of the top coaches in the history of the game.

Paterno's career ended abruptly after assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested for abusing a number of boys, often on Penn State grounds.

Paterno told a grand jury he passed reports of Sandusky's wrongdoing up the chain of command but he had come to believe he "should have done more."


'Pawn Stars' personality Rick Harrison sets wedding date

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Rick Harrison, whose Las Vegas pawn shop is the focus of the reality series "Pawn Stars," says he has set a date for his summer wedding to Deanna Burditt.

Harrison, 47, told People.com he and Burditt plan to swap vows July 21 at the Ritz Carlton in Southern California's Laguna Beach.

"It will be a lot of friends and family," Harrison told the magazine. "It started off with about 40 people and it's well over 100 people now. You know how those things go."

The prospective groom also said Danny Koker of the History Channel's "Counting Cars" will become an ordained minister and officiate the wedding, while Harrison's "Pawn Stars" co-star Chumlee Russell is to be the ring bearer.

"I can't make that up," he said. "I just had no idea there was so much involved. I just thought you got a cake, had a party, buy a keg. But we're getting it done."


Bruno Mars' 'Heaven' No. 1 on U.S. record chart for a sixth week

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a sixth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 is Macklemore and Lewis' "Thrift Shop," followed by the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" at No. 3, Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" at No. 4 and Rihanna's "Diamonds" at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are will.i.am and Britney Spears' "Scream & Shout" at No. 6, Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child" featuring John Martin at No. 7, Justin Bieber's "Beauty and a Beat" featuring Nicki Minaj at No. 8, Phillip Phillips' "Home" at No. 9 and Flo Rida's "I Cry" at No. 10.

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