Swiss Won't Extradite Polanski; GLAAD Wants Mayer To Apologize For Slur

  • Swiss officials announced today that Roman Polanski won’t be extradited to the United States until L.A. courts make a “decision on the question of an in absentia trial.” For now, he’ll remain under house arrest at his Swiss chalet.
  • Last month a State Superior Court judge ruled that Polanski must return to the U.S. for sentencing, but earlier a California appeals court suggested he didn’t need to be present. “When the question is still open, why should he be extradited?” said the Swiss official. “As long as the question is still open, our decision depends on that.” [LAT, NYT]
  • Pierce Brosnan, who stars in Roman Polanski‘s new film The Ghost Writer, says when he heard about his arrest, “I was shocked. I was very disappointed and saddened by his arrest. I wondered why now, after such a long time? … I was very upset for his family, for his children.” [Reuters]
  • John Mayer already apologized for using the “N-word” in his Playboy interview, and now GLADD wants him to apologize for using the “F-Word”. The group said in a statement, “Just as Mayer indicated in his apology, that he meant no offense in his use of the racist slur, we hope the intent behind his use of the F-word was not malicious. As a public figure with millions of fans, Mayer should be more cognizant of the impact his casual use of both slurs can have.” Mayer used the word when describing why he kissed Perez Hilton in 2007 saying, “I can outgay this guy right now. I grabbed him and gave him the dirtiest, tongue-iest kiss I have ever put on anybody — almost as if I hated f**s.” [Us]
  • The stripper who reportedly claimed she was having Josh Duhamel‘s baby now insists she’s not pregnant. “Apparently, because of mistakes I made in the past they feel I’m fair game and can print whatever lies they want just to sell magazines – I want this to stop now,” she says. “This has not only hurt me but other innocent parties, including my children, who have to deal with the bully tactics of other children – that is not fair.” [TMZ]
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to Brittany Murphy‘s final film Abandoned. “Releasing this young actress’s last film is both an honor and bittersweet,” says company president Bill Clark. “It was important…that the timing of this release be right, because we’re sensitive to such a tragic loss…. However, we also recognize that Brittany’s fans will want to see her amazing work.” [E!]
  • Apparently Justin Timberlake didn’t accept Gabourey Sidibe‘s invitation to the Oscars — she’s bringing her mom as her date. [People]
  • Unless Jaimee Grubbs slept with Tiger Woods and George Clooney at the same time, we do not care. [Radar]
  • Evander Holyfield has agreed to go to marriage counseling with his wife Candi, so she’s agreed to as the court to lift her temporary protective order against him. [Radar]
  • A tax lien was filed against Terrence Howard to the tune of $1 million. That could buy a lot of baby wipes. [Daily Express]
  • 200 villagers in Malawi refused to move from a plot of land where Madonna wants to build a $15 million school for girls, but the government has sided with Madonna and they’ll be forced to move. [HuffPo]
  • Radar reports that a naked photo of Snooki has surfaced on “a website.” The photo shows Snooki in her bedroom on her knees, but it’s “strategically posed, hiding much of Snooki’s body.” [Radar]
  • Courtney Love missed Hole’s first London gig in 11 years when a riot broke out in an empty mansion, preventing her from leaving her hotel. [Spinner]
  • Russell Brand has already signed on to star in the remake of Arthur and apparently “everyone is desperate” for Meryl Streep to play Arthur’s valet. [Showbiz 411]
  • Carnie Wilson is appearing on Dr. Oz because she says she wants help losing the 60 pounds she put on during her pregnancy. “I have to be a teacher to my daughters,” she says. “Lola started to notice commercials on TV with people who are trying to lose weight, and she looks at me. She’s thinking about this stuff, and it’s getting to her.” [People]
  • Shar Jackson, who is on the new season of Celebrity Fit Club, says the put on weight when Kevin Federline abruptly left her for Britney Spears. “People seem to know me as K-Fed’s baby mama,” Shar said. “I want somebody to come into my life and not bring up the same thing, ‘How’s Kevin? How’s Britney?'” [Radar]
  • Yes, Nadya Suleman is in talks with the Game Show Network to host a dating game show. [Radar]
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones is at the top of PETA’s annual worst dressed list because, “With her creepy cow-skin pants, ugly fox coat, and icky alligator bag, Catherine Zeta-Jones looks like she’s working her way through Noah’s ark with a knife. Maybe she’s trying to get into character for an upcoming role as a serial killer – or a taxidermist.” [Access Hollywood]
  • The Danville, California jewelry store that’s selling donated gems to raise money for Jaycee Dugard through a program called “Jewels For Jaycee” has been flooded with calls and donations. The proceeds are going to the East Bay Fellowship Church, which has been paying Dugard’s rent for the past few months. [Radar]
  • Tim Gunn says of Heidi Klum, “I don’t know how she does it. She really is Superwoman. I don’t have even one quarter of what she has on her plate, and I always feel like I’m a hair shy of a psychotic breakdown.”[People]
  • Eric Dane says when Rebecca Gayheart gives birth, “I’ll be in the room. I’m going to stay close to my wife and make sure that she is all right. I’m really excited. I’m also very interested.” Not interesting: That comment. [People]
  • Jerry Seinfeld says his new show The Marriage Ref is, “Definitely a talk show, definitely a comedy show, definitely has stand-up, definitely has a reality element. Put them all in a blender… I can’t wait to put the show out there. It’s like I found some bizarre precious gem and want to show it to people and say, ‘Look at this thing I found in the dirt!'” [Parade]
  • Judah Friedlander says the last think he saw on Broadway was, “Carrie Fisher‘s show Wishful Drinking. That chick fuckin’ rocks. Easily the best one-person show I’ve ever seen. Legitimately funny, heavy, and serious at the same time, without ever pandering, being cheesy, manipulative, or forced. Carrie’s the real deal – a great writer and a great performer – and naturally funny.” [New York Magazine]
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