Bryan Singer has hit back at ''sick and twisted'' claims he sexually abused a 15-year-old boy.
The X-Men: Days of Future Past director has broken his silence on a lawsuit filed last week by Michael F. Egan, 31, who claims he was forced to perform sex acts on the filmmaker at a Californian house party in the late 1990s after being plied with drugs and alcohol.
As a result of the allegations, Bryan, 48, has decided to bow out of the upcoming media tour to promote his blockbuster new X-Men movie, which stars a string of A-listers including Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and Halle Berry.
"The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from X-Men: Days of Future Past. This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career. So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I've decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film," Bryan said n a statement issued through his publicist.
Justin Bieber was detained for several hours at LAX airport in Los Angeles yesterday.
The Canadian pop star was held by customs and immigration staff upon his return to the country after visiting Japan, but officials insist his detainment was "routine" following his legal troubles, such as an arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in January.
"It was a routine secondary set of questioning that Justin has to go through now every time he comes back in the country because he's a foreign national. It's standard, especially after he has had other legal issues in the US in the past," a source said.
Justin's detainment comes a week after the White House responded to a petition seeking to deport the "Confident" star back to his native Canada. "Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one. We'll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber's case, but we're glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers, and 11 million people are living in the shadows," the White House said in a statement.
Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.
The X-Men: Days of Future Past director has been named in a lawsuit which was filed in Hawaii yesterday which claims he first preyed on Michael F. Egan, now 31, at a Californian house party in the late 1990s, where under-age youngsters were allegedly plied with drugs and alcohol and "taken advantage of."
"Defendant Singer told plaintiff how 'this group' controls Hollywood. Singer masturbated plaintiff and then performed oral sex upon him. Defendant Singer solicited plaintiff to perform oral sex upon him, which plaintiff resisted... Singer flagrantly disregarded plaintiff's unwillingness to submit, and forced plaintiff's head underwater to make plaintiff perform oral sex upon him. When plaintiff pulled his head out of the water in order to breathe, defendant Singer demanded that he continue which plaintiff refused. Defendant Singer then forced plaintiff to continue performing oral sex upon him outside of the pool, and subsequently forcibly sodomized plaintiff," the suit reads.
Lindsay Lohan's mother has been ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
Dina Lohan pled guilty in court in Long Island, New York on Tuesday morning to Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and speeding last September. Along with her community service, Dina must attend a mandatory drinking and driving program, a victim impact panel, and pay the necessary fines and fees.
The 51 year old is also expected to have her license revoked and an interlock device will be installed in her car, according to gossip website TMZ.com. The Lindsay star was initially arrested for driving at "a speed of 77 mph in a 55mph zone" and police then discovered her blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
Shortly afterwards, her lawyer Mark Heller attempted to blame the paparazzi for the incident. "It is the professional opinion, as stated here by the evaluator, that the circumstances leading to Dina's arrest were largely impacted by ongoing daily stresses caused by you folks, the paparazzi, media attention and distorted tabloid character profiles," he said.
Justin Bieber is close to reaching a plea deal in his driving under the influence (DUI) case.
The "Boyfriend" hitmaker was arrested in Miami in January and charged with DUI, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's license, but all three charges will be dropped if he pleads no contest to reckless driving, TMZ reports.
It was previously claimed the 20-year-old star - who will receive a year's probation as part of the agreement - would refuse a plea deal if it involved being subjected to random drug testing, but the proposal from prosecutors does not include this as a condition.
Justin was driving a rented yellow Lamborghini when police stopped him for allegedly drag racing. Toxicology test results later showed the singer had traces of marijuana and Xanax in his system at the time of the arrest.
Kris Jenner has called police about an alleged blackmail plot involving a sex tape.
The 58-year-old businesswoman - who split from husband Bruce Jenner last October after 22 years of marriage - is reportedly being contacted multiple times a day by an individual who claims to have X-rated footage of the Kardashian matriarch, but she insists no such film exists.
According to gossip website TMZ, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies went to the star's house on Tuesday and took a report, which says Kris has been receiving up to 300 phone calls, voice mails and texts a day for the last few weeks from the person who is threatening to expose the compromising footage. Kris also claims the caller has at times changed their story to insist it is actually her daughter Khloe Kardashian - who is in the process of divorcing disgraced sportsman Lamar Odom - featured in the tape.
The brunette beauty - whose daughter Kim was propelled to stardom by an X-rated video she recorded with ex-boyfriend Ray J - previously confessed she and Bruce made their own pornographic movie to "spice things up" between them.
Charlie Sheen has blasted John Mayer for suing his friend.
The singer-songwriter filed a lawsuit against Robert Maron, accusing the jeweler of selling him a counterfeit Rolex watch after he splashed out $5 million on several timepieces, but Anger Management star Charlie believes John knew the accessory wasn't authentic and claims he also re-sold a number of counterfeit designer watches for a huge profit.
Charlie Sheen has told his ex-wife Denise Richards to move out the mansion he owns.
The Anger Management actor wants the actress, their two daughters, Sam, 10, and Lola, eight, and her little girl Eloise, two, to find somewhere else to live because he has a buyer who is ready to move in to the house in Beverley Hills, California.
"Charlie's lawyers have advised Denise it's time to move out of the Mulholland Estates mansion. He has claimed to have a buyer for the home lined up. Charlie wants Denise and the girls out - right away. Put simply, he doesn't seem to care where Denise moves to," a source said.
The insider also claims the 48-year-old star's fiancee, porn star Brett Rossi, helped to persuade him to tell Denise and the girls to move out, arguing she no longer deserved the property since relations turned sour when Charlie claimed she stopped him seeing their daughters over the festive period.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's lawsuit over their leaked engagement footage can go ahead, a judge has ruled.
The couple were taking legal action against YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for posting a 150-second video of the rapper's lavish proposal at San Francisco's AT&T Park stadium, but the tech entrepreneur had sought for the case to be dismissed on constitutional grounds, claiming it violated his rights to free speech. He also argued he wasn't informed he wasn't allowed to film or distribute the footage but a judge ruled yesterday that the word "CONFIDENTIALITY" could be seen clearly on a document he signed when entering the stadium.
And Chad could also face fraud charges, website TMZ reports, as the judge agreed with Kim and Kanye's view that his "wrangling" over the case has been "improper."
Kanye West has been sentenced to two years probation.
The "Blood on the Leaves" rapper was in court today where he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport last year. In a special plea deal, the City Attorney did not make Kanye plead guilty and will be allowed to maintain is innocence legally.
As well as his probation, the rapper will have to undertake 250 hours of community service and undergo anger management counseling.
Kanye was originally charged with counts of battery and grand theft after an altercation with photographer Daniel Ramos at the airport in July last year. The photographer claimed he was punched and Kanye wrestled his camera to the ground during what he claimed was an unprovoked altercation. Kanye was not in court, but Daniel testified saying he felt the rapper should go to jail, claiming his emotional injuries are still prominent and he thinks the star had used the incident to promote his album Yeezus.
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