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Skyscraper: Anna Nicole Smith's low-budget Die Hard clone

Ryan Lambie Feb 15, 2018

Long before The Rock's Skyscraper, there was Anna Nicole Smith's 1996 action-thriller, which owes a considerable debt to Die Hard...

A high-tech building beset by villains and machine gun fire. A hero dangling from a wire dozens of storeys off the ground. Hostages. Explosions. More machine gun fire. Those are some of the sights that await us in Skyscraper, the latest action-thriller opus from Dwayne Johnson - arguably the closest thing the 21st century has to a star of Arnold Schwarzenegger's stature.

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Sure, comparisons with the 80s classic Die Hard are inevitable, but like most of Johnson's best films, including the latter Fast films, San Andreas and the surprise hit, Jumanji, there's the sense that Johnson's in on the joke. He clearly loves being an action star,
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Bai Ling To Star In First Chinese Feature In Over 20 Years – Berlin

Bai Ling To Star In First Chinese Feature In Over 20 Years – Berlin
Exclusive: Entourage and Lost star Bai Ling is back and set to star in Chinese murder mystery The Fatal Contract – her first Chinese feature since she was banned from the country for openly criticizing government officials. Ling, who has also starred in The Crow, Oliver Stone's Nixon and Spike Lee's She Hates Me, is teaming up with director Tan Bing, who recently directed China Salesman, which starred Mike Tyson and Steven Seagal for the thriller. The film begins with the…
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Steven Seagal Sex Misconduct Case Under Review by La County Da’s Office

Steven Seagal Sex Misconduct Case Under Review by La County Da’s Office
Actor Steven Seagal’s sexual misconduct case is now under review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney, the office said on Friday. The case was presented to prosecutors by the Beverly Hills Police Department on Jan. 31. Earlier in January, former actress Regina Simons and Dutch model Faviola Dadis told TheWrap they recently filed reports with the Lapd against the actor, but the D.A. would not say whether they were involved in the new case, or if it involved a different woman. “A case was presented to our office on Jan. 31 by the Beverly Hills Police Department involving Steven Seagal and is...
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District Attorney’s Office Reviewing Sex Abuse Case Against Steven Seagal

District Attorney’s Office Reviewing Sex Abuse Case Against Steven Seagal
The L.A. County District Attorney’s office is reviewing a potential sex abuse case involving actor Steven Seagal, the office said on Friday.

The Beverly Hills Police Department presented the case to prosecutors on Jan. 31. No further information was immediately available. The Los Angeles Police Department has previously said that it is investigating Seagal for an alleged sexual assault that dates from 2005. Numerous women have accused Seagal of various forms of sexual misconduct, in some cases dating back more than 20 years.

The case comes as the D.A.’s Hollywood sex crimes task force begins to receive a number of new investigations from the two agencies.
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Review: Braven

  • JoBlo
Plot: A family man logger (Jason Momoa) and his dad (Stephen Lang) travel into the woods to close up their cabin for the winter, only to discover a huge supply of heroin has been stashed there, and its owners have come back to collect. Review: Braven is Jason Momoa’s Steven Seagal movie. A tidy, low-budget actioner, it’s tailor-made for Momoa to show off his chops in a low-key way, and seems... Read More...
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Regina Simons Recalls Steven Seagal's Alleged Rape in 1993

Regina Simons opened up about Steven Seagal's alleged rape in an interview on NBC's Megan Kelly Today on Friday, said she hoped for "acknowledgement" from him. She had told TheWrap earlier this month that the actor raped her in 1993 at a Beverly Hills home when she was 18. Seagal has not commented on her allegations. She said that she had been invited to a wrap party for his movie On Deadly Ground, in which she served as an extra, but that when she arrived at the house, she was the only guest. "Immediately, I asked him where everyone else was for this wrap party and he said that everyone had left and he said he wanted to show me something and took me...
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Steven Seagal Accuser Claims Actor Raped Her

Regina Simons, one of the women who accused Steven Seagal of sexual assault, spoke out about her encounter with Seagal in an interview on Megyn Kelly Today on Friday.

Simons first met Seagal in 1993, when she was 18 and he was in his 40s and married to model Kelly Le Brock. After acting as an extra for one of Seagal’s films, Simons claims the actor invited her to the film’s wrap party, which she attended in hopes of networking.

“He let me in through the gate, and he was standing at the doorway. Immediately I asked him...
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Regina Simons Tells Megyn Kelly About 1993 Rape Accusation Against Steven Seagal: ‘I Was Crying’

  • The Wrap
Regina Simons Tells Megyn Kelly About 1993 Rape Accusation Against Steven Seagal: ‘I Was Crying’
Former actressRegina Simons joined Megyn Kelly on Friday to recounted her accusation of sexual assault against ’90s action star Steven Seagal — an account Simons first shared with TheWrap. Simons told Kelly that as an 18-year-old in 1993, she was an extra on his film “On Deadly Ground.” She said he invited her to a wrap party at his home in Beverly Hills, but that when she arrived, no one else was there. “He said he wanted to show me something and took me into what seemed to be a bedroom, there was a bed in there, and then closed the...
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3 Things Steven Seagal Got Wrong In His Response to Our Report About the Rape Accusation Against Him

  • The Wrap
When TheWrap reported last week about a woman’s accusation that Steven Seagal raped her in 1993, we tried to get his side by reaching out to his lawyers past and present, filmmakers and distributors with whom he recently worked, and even his son. All said they didn’t know how to get in touch with Seagal, except for one attorney who did not respond to requests for comment. The actor finally did speak out this week with “InfoWars” host Alex Jones. “This is just a complete tragedy,” Seagal told Jones in an interview from Japan on Monday. “This isn’t just me, but...
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Steven Seagal Denies Sexual Assault Accusation by Bond Girl

  • The Wrap
Steven Seagal Denies Sexual Assault Accusation by Bond Girl
Steven Seagal has denied ex-Bond girl Rachel Grant’s accusations of sexual assault that took place in 2002 at a film rehearsal in Bulgaria. Through his lawyers, who spoke with the BBC, the action movie star has denied Grant’s assault accusation as well as another claim by the actress that he tried to indecently expose himself. “I want to share what happened to me, so people will hear it and others might come forward,” Grant told the BBC in a previous interview. The British actress said she was flown to Sofia to rehearse lines with Seagal in September 2002 after auditioning for a role...
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Steven Seagal Says Accusers Have ‘Lied and Been Paid to Lie About Me Without Any Evidence’

  • The Wrap
Steven Seagal Says Accusers Have ‘Lied and Been Paid to Lie About Me Without Any Evidence’
Steven Seagal responded to sexual misconduct accusations against him by saying women have “lied and been paid to lie about me without any evidence, any proof, any witnesses.” “This is just a complete tragedy,” the action star told “InfoWars” host Alex Jones on Monday. “This isn’t just me but hundreds of people around the world,” he said, adding that “many of those people are completely innocent.” “I can tell you that 40 percent of these claims are false,” he added, without elaborating on how he arrived at that particular figure. “There is a whole force of people gathering around the world now...
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Film News Roundup: Mike Tyson’s ‘China Salesman’ Bought for North America

Film News Roundup: Mike Tyson’s ‘China Salesman’ Bought for North America
In today’s film news roundup, Mike Tyson’s “China Salesman” gets a VOD deal, Cinemand expands operations, and Stx hires three veteran executives.

Acquisition

Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the adventure “China Salesman,” starring Mike Tyson, Steven Seagal, Dong-Xue Li, Janicke Askevold, Li Ai, and Eriq Ebouaney, Variety has learned exclusively.

“China Salesman” is produced by China’s Wanda Corp. with a reported $20 million budget. Chinese filmmaker Tan Bing wrote and directed the film, which is set in Africa where a Chinese engineer/salesman comes face-to-face with a corrupt competitor over the contract for the first African mobile telecom technology.

Tyson portrays a tribesman and Seagal plays a mercenary with both drawn into the conflict in a brutal hand-to-hand fight while the entire country faces civil war battles.

“China Salesman” will be released theaterically on April 20 and on VOD plaforms on May 1. The deal was brokered by Cleopatra’s CEO Brian Perera and Tim Yasui
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TLC Boss Defends ‘Trading Spaces’ Star Carter Oosterhouse Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

TLC is standing by “Trading Spaces” star Carter Oosterhouse, who has been accused of inappropriate behavior with a makeup artist he worked with on his Hgtv show “Carter Can.”

Nancy Daniels, president and general manager of TLC, said that the network had looked into the allegations levied against him, as well as the show’s production. “At the end of the day, we feel very comfortable continuing with Carter in the show,” she told reporters Friday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Oosterhouse was scheduled to be on the panel for the show, but did not appear.

Kailey Kaminsky, who was his makeup artist, has accused the host of pressuring her into performing oral sex during the production of the show. Oosterhouse acknowledged that he was in a relationship with Kaminsky, but denied any coercion.

Oosterhouse’s wife, Amy Smart, defended him when the news first broke in a lengthy post on [link
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Steven Seagal Under Lapd Investigtion For Alleged 2005 Sexual Assault

The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations of a 2005 sexual assault by actor Steven Seagal. “There is an open investigation,” a spokesperson for the Lapd told Deadline. Other than the date of the alleged assault, the spokesperson declined to provide details or the name of the alleged victim. The investigation comes after numerous actresses have come forward with allegations that Seagal sexually harassed them — and a month after an extra…
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Lapd Investigating Steven Seagal for Alleged 2005 Sexual Assault

The Los Angeles Police Department has opened a sexual assault investigation against actor Steven Seagal, the department confirmed on Friday.

The alleged incident is said to have occurred in 2005. The news comes as two women told The Wrap that they had recently filed reports with the Lapd accusing Seagal of two other instances of sexual misconduct.

Regina Simons told the publication that Seagal raped her at his home in 1993, shortly after she turned 18. She said she first met him a few weeks earlier at an open casting call for “On Deadly Ground.”

“I was crying when he was on top of me,” she told The Wrap. “Even now, my 43-year-old mind knows how to process this and understand what a loving relationship is and what consensual sex is. And there was none of that.”

Faviola Dadis, a former model, also told the Wrap that Seagal groped her during an audition at a hotel room in 2002.

Eleven other women
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Steven Seagal Is Under Investigation for Allegedly Raping Teen Girl

Steven Seagal Is Under Investigation for Allegedly Raping Teen Girl
The Los Angeles police department has revealed that Steven Seagal is currently under investigation for sexual assault. The news comes after Jenny McCarthy, Julianna Margulies, Portia de Rossi, and other women came forward to share their experiences of sexual misconduct with the Under Siege actor in November of 2017. All of the accusations that were brought up by the aforementioned women happened over 10 years ago, which makes them past the statute of limitations, but it appears that Seagal may have been involved in an incident of sexual assault within the last 10 years.

Two women have reportedly accused Steven Seagal of sexual misconduct, with one of the women, a Mormon claiming she was raped by Seagal as a teenager back in 1993. Regina Simons, now 43, says that she filmed scenes with the actor for the 1994 movie On Deadly Ground and when filming wrapped, he invited her to a party at his home. When Simons arrived,
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Steven Seagal’s List Of Alleged Sexual Misconduct Now Includes Rape

  • ET Canada
Note: This article contains disturbing and sexually explicit language. Please read at your own discretion. Regina Simons, an extra who appeared in Steven Seagal’s 1994 film “On Deadly Ground,” has accused the actor of rape. This comes after other women have come forward with allegations of Seagal’s sexual misconduct. In an interview with The Wrap,
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Steven Seagal accused of raping teenage actor in 1993

Regina Simons, who worked as an extra on the film On Deadly Ground, becomes latest woman to allege sexual misconduct against Hollywood star

The actor and producer Steven Seagal has been accused of rape by an extra who worked on his film On Deadly Ground.

Regina Simons, who was 18 when shooting the film in 1993, told the Wrap that Seagal assaulted her after he invited her to a party at his house. On arrival, she discovered that no one else was there and says she “froze” when Seagal began to have sex with her. Simons said: “I think because of the situation I was completely caught off guard. Tears were coming down my face and I know that it hurt. He was three times my size.”

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Steven Seagal Accused of Rape Following Multiple Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Steven Seagal Accused of Rape Following Multiple Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
An extra who appeared in Steven Seagal’s 1994 film On Deadly Ground has accused the actor of rape after numerous women have come forward with accounts of his sexual misconduct.

Regina Simons told TheWrap that she was 18 at the time of the alleged rape, which she claims happened after Seagal, 65, invited her to a wrap party for the movie at his Beverly Hills home in 1993.

When she arrived, she said that he was the only one there and that there were no signs of a celebration.

“He took me into this room and then just closed the door and started kissing me,
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