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Arrest warrant affidavit quotes Brook Mueller claiming he straddled her and put knife to her throat
The actor Charlie Sheen pinned his wife to a bed, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her in the Christmas morning argument that led to his arrest on domestic violence charges, according to the woman's police statement.
The Wall Street and Platoon star ‑ who has a history of drug abuse and domestic violence allegations against him, and had a messy divorce from his previous wife ‑ was charged early on Friday with assault, menacing, domestic violence and other counts.
In a newly released 911 call to police in Aspen, Colorado, Sheen's wife, Brook Mueller, a real estate investor, says between sobs that Sheen menaced her with a pocket knife and threatened to kill her.
The arrest affidavit identifies Sheen, 44, by his real name, Carlos Estevez. When police arrived they encountered Mueller in a kitchen sobbing uncontrollably. »
- Daniel Nasaw
Denver -- Charlie Sheen's wife accused the actor of threatening her with a knife in a Christmas Day emergency phone call to police that led to his arrest on domestic violence charges, a recording released on Monday revealed.
The star of the hit CBS television sitcom "Two and a Half Men" was arrested Friday in the ski resort of Aspen, Colorado, on suspicion of second-degree assault and menacing -- both felony offenses -- and a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief.
Police said all three counts were "coupled with domestic violence components," and the chief deputy district attorney for Pitkin County, Arnold Mordkin, said the menacing charge entails the alleged use of a weapon in a threatening manner.
A 911-emergency call recording made public by Aspen police on Monday confirmed media reports that Sheen's wife, Brooke Mueller, was the alleged victim.
On the tape, a distraught Mueller, her speech sounding slurred, »
- By Keith Coffman and Steve Gorman, Reuters
The actor Charlie Sheen is reported to have threatened his wife with a knife in an incident on Christmas Day which led to his arrest in Colorado.Sheen, 44, who starred in films including Platoon and Wall Street, was arrested in the ski resort of Aspen following an argument with his wife of 19 months, Brooke Mueller, 32.The TMZ website reported he had threatened her with a knife. Police said a weapon was used in the disturbance. Earlier on Sunday it was reported that Sheen is to undergo anger management classes.Sheen was released from jail late on Christmas Day on $8,500 (£5,100) bail and flew back to Los Angeles while his wife stayed in Aspen. He will have to return to court on Feb 8.He faces potential charges of second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief, all of which were .coupled with a domestic violence component., the Aspen police department said.The actor, who »
'Bad boy' actor with a history of violence against women in cell for eight hours
by Amelia Hill
Social Affairs Correspondent
Charlie Sheen, the highest-paid television actor in America, spent Christmas Day behind bars after his wife made an emergency, early-morning phone call to the police complaining that she had been assaulted.
The star of America's favourite sitcom, Two and a Half Men, was arrested and charged with the second-degree crimes of assault and menacing, which can carry a 12-month prison sentence. The 44-year-old actor was also charged with criminal mischief.
Sheen is thought to have become angry after he and his wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen, also known as Brooke Allen, began drinking on Christmas morning. The row escalated at their rented house in Aspen, Colorado, and, grabbing her around the throat, Sheen is alleged to have violently pushed his wife.
An ambulance was also called, but Mueller »
- Amelia Hill
Irish American actor Charlie Sheen, 44, was booked on domestic violence charges at the ski resort of Aspen, Colorado on Christmas Day. Sheen, son of actor Martin Sheen, was later freed on bail. Sheen reportedly threatened his wife, Brooke Mueller, with a knife in the incident, which led to his arrest. The couple have young twins. Sheen was booked on second degree assault and menacing "coupled with a domestic violence component," said local police. Sheen's representative Stan Rosenfield would not comment except to say, "Don't be misled by appearances. Appearances and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion." Sheen had previous clashed with his second wife actress Denise Richards. Their four-year marriage ended in 2006 in a bitter divorce that kept the tabloids busy for months. Sheen's father, actor Martin Sheen, is the son of Irish immigrant Mary Ann Phelan, »
<div>Charlie Sheen spent the better part of Christmas Day in a Colorado jail cell after being arrested on domestic violence allegations.</div><div></div><div>The 44-year-old actor was taken into custody Friday morning by officers responding to a 911 call from a house in this ski resort town about 200 miles west of Denver.</div><div></div><div>An ambulance went to the house, but the accuser was not taken to the hospital.</div><div></div><div>Sheen, the star of CBS' "Two and a Half Men," was taken to the Pitkin County jail and booked for investigation of second-degree assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, Aspen police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro said.</div><div></div><div>He was released in the late afternoon after posting $8,500 bond and being advised by a county judge on the conditions of his release, she said. A court date was set for Feb. 8.</div><div></div><div>Dasaro declined to name Sheen's accuser, citing a department policy prohibiting the »
Aspen, Colo. - A police spokeswoman in Aspen, Colo., says Charlie Sheen has posted bond and been released from jail hours after he was arrested in an alleged domestic violence case.
Stephanie Dasaro says Sheen posted $8,500 bond Friday after speaking with a county judge and was advised on the conditions of his release.
The star of the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" was arrested Friday on charges of second-degree assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.
Police in this resort town said the alleged victim didn't have to be taken to the hospital.
Police did not identify the person whom Sheen was accused of assaulting. But the celebrity news website Radar Online reported that the actor's arrest came after he shoved his wife, Brooke Mueller, during a heated quarrel.
Dasaro declined to name the accuser, citing a department policy prohibiting the identification of potential victims in domestic violence cases. »
The man who owns the shrimping boat which featured in Forrest Gump has turned the vessel into a big earner by cutting it in half for Planet Hollywood bosses.
The anonymous fisherman has sold the boat, which Tom Hanks' character christened Jenny in the hit film, and it will be housed at Planet Hollywoods in Los Angeles and New York.
Platoon star Tom Berenger, a friend of the boat owner, tells WENN, "A friend of mine had his shrimping boat in Forrest Gump which paid off his mortgage. At the end they bought his shrimp boat and now they want to cut it in half and Planet Hollywood wants to buy it." »
Sundance released their slate for 2010. It includes:43 documentaries on the Middle East12 films about friends who 'discover' something33 movies about people you've never heard about1 comedyHopefully the lineup this year is strong but it doesn't look that way compared to last year. Last year we had Push (Precious), that Lil Wayne documentary that never went anywhere, Mystery Team which might make my top ten, Moon, Mike Tyson documentary, Cold Souls. Just so much last January that was excellent. I hope I don't go out therer and freeze my tail off just to see...I don't know, a documentary about a former Pakistani prime minister or something silly like that.Here's the lineup so far: Premieres To showcase the diversity to contemporary independent cinema, the Sundance Film Festival Premieres section offers the latest work from American and international directors as well as world premieres of highly anticipated films. Presented by Entertainment Weekly. »
Oliver Stone hasn.t been on his game in quite some time, so it makes sense that he would start retreading old ground with his next film. And being the timely director that he is, he has chosen to revisit Wall Street over films like JFK or Platoon. The odd thing about the production of the flick is that shots that are meant to portray London are actually being shot just blocks away from the real Wall Street. And apparently, they even include Donald Trump! FilmGecko has gotten their hands on some set stills from the filming of the unfortunately titled Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, and they include what looks to be a cameo from old toupee himself, Donald Trump. Michael Douglas will reprise his role as Gordon Gekko and Shia LeBouf will also join the ride as Jacob Moore, a young stockbroker who teams up with Gekko »
Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Matthew McConaughey, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, and Ben Affleck. Besides being famously good looking, extremely successful, and kings of industry, what else do these actors have in common? At one point in their career they have been named People's Sexist Man Alive. Here are some clues for this year's winner: Has foreign roots. Leading man in multi-million dollar movie franchise. Has a new movie coming out in 2010. Do you think that you have guessed who People have named as the Sexiest Man of the Year? Keep reading to find out which Hollywood actor was crowned with the coveted title. Sorry, twi-hards, we are not talking about Robert Pattinson although many speculated that he would take the title. Instead for the second time, People Magazine has named Johnny Depp as the Sexist Man Alive. The actor, who lived in France, starred in the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Colleen Joyce)
There are plenty of trippy movie scenes – but watching them sober makes you feel like the designated driver in a roomful of drunks
Thirty-six years ago, I dropped a tab of Lsd. It was Ok, but I never felt the urge to do it again, and never thought much about it – until the other day, when I was watching Taking Woodstock. To the sound of Love's The Red Telephone, Ang Lee serves up an acid trip so uncannily spot-on, I swear it gave me my first ever flashback.
It's not as though there's ever been a shortage of trippy scenes in films. It's just they always seemed to chime more with the experiences of the film-makers than with my own. Indeed, watching them sober, you often feel like the designated driver in a roomful of babbling drunks. In the aptly-named The Trip, Peter Fonda has a psychedelic experience in which, »
- Anne Billson
Today is Veteran's Day. It is a time when we step back for a moment to honor the bravery and sacrifices of our nation's soldiers. Men and women who give everything, up to and including their lives, all in the name of protecting this country and all that it represents. Also known as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, the holiday always falls on November 11, commemorating the anniversary of the 1918 armistice that brought an end to World War I.
The history of film is rife with stories pulled straight from the front lines. War stories make great cinema, both because they serve up gripping tales of heroism and because they honor those who take on such acts in the real world. So today, in honor of the veterans from wars past and wars ongoing, we give you this small selection of classics to spend some time with. »
- Adam Rosenberg
Natural Born Killers is the black sheep of the Oliver Stone filmography. Though it has received some critical acclaim, it has never received the same treatment as Stone’s more prestigious films like Platoon, Born on The Fourth of July and JFK. This comes from a host of factors. First, at the time of its release, the movie ironically became the primary target for a movement against violence in television and film. Second, and more importantly, it doesn’t really feel like an Oliver Stone film. Stone’s films are typically epic and historic, larger than life in their content and the lessons they teach. Nbk is larger than life too, but in a very different way. It attacks our sensibility about culture and the way we sense things. It tests our understanding of good and evil by proposing that no one is good.
The film follows Micky (Woody Harrelson »
- Michael Epstein
Tony Todd Talks Splatter
Conducted by Phil Fasso and Mike Cucinotta on October 26, 2009
So we're sitting here in The Frightquarters waiting for Tony Todd to report in. We interviewing him via telephone so no need to repeat his name five times. We tried it, it didn't work. (Ok, ok... we only got to 4 and turned the lights on.)
A funny thing pops up on our telescreen: An old doc on 'Bride of Frankestein', hosted by Joe Dante, starring Clive Barker and featuring Bill Condon, all of whom have worked with Todd. Barker and Condon having been involved in 'Candyman' and 'Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh', and Dante having recently directed him in 'Splatter', a new 3 episode web series, produced by Roger Corman and debuting exclusively for free on Netflix on October 29th.
Tony Todd chatting with us about this upcoming free web series, as well a few new and upcoming projects, »
Chicago – The legendary Willem Dafoe, star of modern classics like “Platoon” and “Shadow of the Vampire,” is still one of the hardest working men in Hollywood. He has two films opening this week, a cameo role in “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” and a lead in the controversial “Antichrist,” which he brought to the 45th Chicago International Film Festival and took time for an interview with HollywoodChicago.com.
Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist” has been stirring up controversy since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. With graphic violence, nudity, and themes not often seen in movies, “Antichrist” has been polarizing audiences. One thing commonly agreed upon is the quality of the performances at the center of the piece. Gainsbourg won an acting award at Cannes and Dafoe has been receiving unanimous praise.
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Today, we got word that Inception would receive a dual release in both standard 35mm and in IMAX. Check out the full text of the press release from the IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. below for the details and our thoughts.
IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan (”The Dark Knight”) and starring multiple Oscar(R) nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (”Blood Diamond,” “The Aviator”), will be released to IMAX(R) theatres simultaneously with the film’s wide release in conventional theatres on July 16, 2010. The film marks the third IMAX project for Christopher Nolan, following the record-breaking IMAX release of “The Dark Knight,” which grossed more than $65 million at IMAX theatres. Inception, a contemporary sci-fi action film set within the architecture of the mind, »
- Rob Frappier
IMAX has just announced that Christopher Nolan’s latest film “Inception” will be released next year in IMAX. Great news, right? Unfortunately, the news could be better and here’s why: since the film was shot using conventional 35mm cameras and not using the actual IMAX cameras, the IMAX release is going to be using the IMAX Dmr technology to blow up the image to fill the screen. So while it’ll still look good, it won’t be the oh my god quality that was “The Dark Knight”. Look, I’m still extremely excited to see “Inception” in IMAX, I just wish at least part of it was shot using real IMAX cameras. Anyway, we’ve been sent a press release and it’s after the jump. It’s filled with the usual stuff that says how excited everyone is to be working together.
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The poster for “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assitant” has just been released.
“Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan, is a fantasy-adventure about a teenager who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.
The film is directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie, Down to Earth, In Good Company, About a Boy), the brother of New Moon director Chris Weitz. Stars John C. Reilly (Magnolia, Chicago, The Aviator, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), Ray Stevenson (The Punisher, King Arthur), Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Salma Hayek (Desperado, Fools Rush In, Frida), Willem Dafoe (Platoon, »
- Allan Ford
...there were scrapbooks (prev. pt 1)
Let's continue that silly reveal of my "Movies of the Eighties" scrapbook. I'm still hoping to locate the "Movie Stars of the Eighties" companion volume in which I ranked all the actors and actresses of the decade. Wouldn't that be a Rotfl experience? If I can find it I will share, despite the loss of dignity it will surely occasion.
Behold! To your left is the tv guide cover that started it all. I guess it wasn't an actual TV Guide as my personal mythology has always relayed but whatever television magazine thingie was inserted into the Detroit Free Press back in the day. That cover right there started my whole Oscar obsession -- look how worn, damaged and fingered it is. I thumbed through it so many times. What is this naked gold man they call Oscar??? This cover unlocked my latent awards mania. »
- NATHANIEL R
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