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Posted at 7:54 AM ET, 05/ 3/2010

Roman Polanski breaks silence about extradition; Lindsay Lohan's dad wants conservatorship

By Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly

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"I have no idea what's in the movie or what it's about, to be honest with you." -- "Iron Man 2" co-star Mickey Rourke on, uh, "Iron Man 2."


Posted by: jezebel3 | May 3, 2010 8:03 AM | Report abuse

I was wondering when someone was going to go the conservator route for LiLo. But, can it be someone who won't issue a press release or tweet everytime he makes a decision for her.

The clock is definitely ticking down on the Carey/Cannon marriage.

Someone at the studio finally stopped doing drugs long enough to realize that Zoolander 2 was a bad idea. Too bad they didn't stop before the original Zoolander.

Posted by: epjd | May 3, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Poor, poor Roman Polanski...I can't stop sobbing in pity for him. Did you read his sad comments?

Poor man had to mortgage his Paris apartment to pay his bail so he could stay at his luxury Swiss chalet - waaaaa. That is so sad.

AND - the prosecutors only want to extradict him so they can "serve him on a platter to the media." That is so sad - and weird. He'll be on a platter??

And - get this - the judge wasn't going to go along with a deal (that he didn't have to go along with -since he's a judge. Maybe Polanski should spend his time reading up on U.S. Criminal Procedure instead of having al fresco dinner parties at his Chalet). But since the judge died, and wouldn't follow the deal anyway, poor Polanski was going to have to go to jail - poor poor man! For anally raping a 13-year-old. Waaaaa.

Ugh. He needs to shut up or the Swiss courts may grant the extradiction just to get rid of him.

Posted by: Amelia5 | May 3, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Nothing against Susan Sarandon, but does anyone else think the New Jersey Hall of Fame is just a bad idea?

RIP Helen Wagner.

I don't want to hear from Roman Polanski or any other fugitive from justice.

Exactly what "music career" is Paris Hilton relaunching?

Let's do our own casting for the Smurfs movie. I think poor Conan O'Brien's bazillion dollar settlement would permit him to apppear.

Posted by: reddragon1 | May 3, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

No Ep No! I love me some Zoolander, it is so quotably delicious, AND it has David Bowie - judging a walk off - pure bliss...

Posted by: LTL1 | May 3, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Ugh, that Cannon/Carey ring pop is tackier than a real ring pop in the hands of a 3-year-old.

Michael Lohan needs conservatorship as much as his daughter.

Roman Polanski, just stop. You were a bad boy and need to take your medicine. Whining about it only makes you look like a bigger a-hole, something you probably don't want to advertise, considering where you're going and why.

What Epjd said about the Zoolander sequel. Gah!

Posted by: northgs | May 3, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

I enjoy my celebrity gossip as much as the next (shallow) person, but when I saw the National Enquirer cover in the grocery store, speculating about the Brangelina twins, I thought that really crosses some line. I am kind of ashamed of you for linking to it. With Linday or Paris, link away. But this seems very cruel. It does not seem to be true but if it was....

Posted by: ssg3 | May 3, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad for the link to the Enquirer article; it scours away any sense of respect I may have had for them following the John Edwards story. Wildly speculating about the possible health issues of two-year-olds! Classy! Very classy. Go sit in the corner, Enquirer.

Next up in the battle for the basement: Roman Polanski and Michael Lohan duke it out for "Ill-Advised Legal Move Of The Year" award. I cannot wait to hear their respective judges weigh in on these two maroons.

Maybe Britney Spears' father can be Lilo's conservator. He seems to have done a good job keeping Britney on the right track.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | May 3, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Was the script for Zoolander 2 caught in a freak gasoline fight accident?

Mr. Rourke, if I may, all you really need to know about Iron Man 2 is Scarlett Johansson is a red head and wears a leather cat suit.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | May 3, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

"Usher blasts TV talent shows" -- One often fears the unknown (in Usher's case, you know, actual talent).

"Michael Douglas says prison may give his son a chance at a 'new life'" -- You mean you can meet and marry someone 25 years your junior in prison too?

"Halle Berry steps out with mystery man" -- Was he wearing a mask?

"Tiger Woods meets with divorce lawyer?" -- Was she blonde, hot, lacking any scruples and holding her Take a Number slip?

"Hank Azaria as Gargamel in new 'Smurfs movie" -- I'd go see it as long as he says his full name is Gargamel Spartacus, says "I doan wer chooze" and carries around a boombox dancing to "Conga".

"'Dark Knight' sequel to arrive in 2012" -- SPOILER ALERT: Heath Ledger dances with a Dirt Devil and sings a duet with Nat King Cole.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | May 3, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Mickey Rourke - ditto. But it has RDJ, so you know I'll be seeing it. :)

Posted by: jaybbub | May 3, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Dear jaybbub:

::high five::

Sincerely, Bawlmer.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | May 3, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Roman Polanski needs to b!tch-slapped and sent away where we never have to hear from him again. Disgusting.

Posted by: jaybbub | May 3, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Not to defend the National Enquirer, but, if you actually read the article, they do say that the speculation about the twins is false.

Posted by: VaLGaL | May 3, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

"Swiss authorities are trying to decide whether to extradite Polanski to Los Angeles for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl. "

Dear API Writer Angela Dolan,

Polanski didn't "have sex" with a 13 year-old. He RAPED her.

Posted by: stella117 | May 3, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Hey, did anyone else have to sign-up again for free access to the Wapo site? What was that all about?

Usher, what's the matter? Did you lose a little street cred mentoring on Idol? --Yeah!

Mr. Hodie and I celebrate 20 yrs this summer. I will point out Mariah's new ring pop as what NOT to do for our anniversary.

The Brangelina twins most certainly do NOT have Down Syndrome. Shame on you, Nat. Enq.

Little Miss Sunshine musical? Brilliant. Funniest movie in a long time.

On the other hand, a Smurf movie? Really? You have got to be kidding. What's next? Strawberry Shortcake?
Care Bears?

Happy Monday, all!

Posted by: hodie2 | May 3, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Alec Baldwin to host SNL season finale.

Who's hungry for a plate of Schweddy Balls?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | May 3, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Don't dis the Garden State to this Jersey Boy, reddragon1! LizJen left out Danny DeVito, who was also inducted. And while everyone is demonizing Polanski, let's not forget that he did what he did at new NJ Hall of Fame inductee Jack Nicholson's Bel Air home. Does anyone think Jack never made it with an underage movie groupie? He just didn't get caught. And let's not forget that Polanski is also a fugitive from Nazi justice, as he's a Holocaust survivor. That doesn't make rape right, but the victim got over it, why doesn't everyone else?

Posted by: kabuki3 | May 3, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

kabuki, I'm going to let someone who's much better at this respond to your arguments about Polanski.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | May 3, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Just got news that Lynn Redgrave has passed away. What a lady- you will be missed.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | May 3, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

So sorry to hear that, Bawlmer. There was a photo of Lynn at brother Corin's funeral recently, and she looked desperately ill then.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 3, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

LA Times just reported that Lynn Redgrave has died.

Posted by: kabuki3 | May 3, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

"... they do say that the speculation about the twins is false."

You have GOT to be kidding me! Look at that headline! It doesn't matter what the fine print says, the Enquirer is being dishonest, disingenuous and exploitive. So what else is new?

The really gross thing is that this blog linked to that filth. An explanation is in order, seriously.

Posted by: Georgetown1 | May 3, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I'll try Bawlmer51!

To Kabuki:

"And while everyone is demonizing Polanski,"

NO one is demonizing him. We are merely stating the facts - he raped a 13-year old.

"let's not forget that he did what he did at new NJ Hall of Fame inductee Jack Nicholson's Bel Air home."

Irrelevant where the crime was committed since no one else was home at the time. Except perhaps Angelica Housten? She might have some involvement, but not Jack (as far as contemporaneous news reports tell us).

"Does anyone think Jack never made it with an underage movie groupie? He just didn't get caught."

Even more irrelevant. I have no idea who Jack "made it with." However, if he had sex with a 13-year-old, it is now and was then rape - below the age of consent. If you know of some allegations, please report them to the police.

"And let's not forget that Polanski is also a fugitive from Nazi justice, as he's a Holocaust survivor."

Then he should be able to distinguish between the corrupt system of Nazism and the U.S. Criminal Justice system. The fact that he was once victimized does not give him an excuse to victimize others.

"That doesn't make rape right,"

Nor does anything make rape right. Or did you think there was some excusable reason to drug, rape and sodimize a 13-year-old? You are incorrect.

"but the victim got over it, why doesn't everyone else?"

Because Polanski ran away - hey, that's a new crime! So even if the victim is "over it," the victim of the new crime - our justice system - is not. Running before sentencing is often punished just as harsly or more harshly than the underlying offense. Again, see the U.S. Criminal Justice system rules.

Posted by: Amelia5 | May 3, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

In Entertainment (in left-hand column): "Country singer Chely Wright reveals she is gay"


Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 3, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

I don't usually weigh in on the BKD of Roman Polanski, but this "the victim got over it" as an excuse to absolve him is just not right. She probably got over it for her own health and sanity -- I mean, what other choice did she have if she wanted to live her life? That doesn't change the fact that he raped her. No means no.

Now back to our regularly scheduled snark ... just how many times will the Careys renew their vows before (a) they are the boy who cried wolf and (b) they just admit failure and get divorced?

Posted by: Californian11 | May 3, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Amelia, Californian- You are the cool of logic upon my fevered brow. Thank you.

Good point about the Careys, Californian. At what point does renewing one's vows actually start to negate the original ones?

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | May 3, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Amelia and Californian, you make excellent points re Polanski. He has to pay his debt to society at large (not just to his rape victim).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 3, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else think that Conan came off whiney on 60 minutes? I really think he did himself a disservice with that interview. I was kind of a casual fan before, not interested at all now.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | May 3, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

cat, it's important to recall that Conan brought all this on himself back in 2004 (?) when he threatened NBC that he might jump to another network if they didn't promise him the "Tonight" show in 5 years' time. So yeah, I think he's whiny too. I was just hoping that Jay would really "kill" at the White House Correspondents' dinner this weekend, as vindication. Alas, 'twas not to be.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 3, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

My, my, aren't folks touchy about Roman Polanski today?

I used to care...used to...

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | May 3, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I used to care...used to...

That's exactly what Polanski's banking on, my Cryptid. How would you feel if it had been you (or one of your relatives) who was drugged, then raped 3 different ways at age 13 by him?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 3, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I think we should grant Roman Polanski his wish - to be treated like everyone else.

Of course, that would require him to do some jail time -- in a regular jail, not a Swiss chalet.

Posted by: postfan1 | May 4, 2010 1:21 AM | Report abuse

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