Source: AP

Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the United States in order to face charges for having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. The Swiss government rejected the idea of sending Polanski back to the States based on failure to provide confidential testimony about Polanski's sentencing procedure in 1977-1978.

"The 76-year-old French-Polish film director Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the USA," the Justice Ministry said in a statement. "The freedom-restricting measures against him have been revoked."

Polanski most recently directed The Ghost Writer, a political thriller that won him some of the best reviews of his career.

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According to Summit, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse raked in another $81.1 million abroad this weekend, pushing its international total to $219 million from 63 markets. Eclipse's worldwide haul is sitting pretty at $456 million.

Eclipse debuted in first place in three new territories this weekend: France, South Korea and the UK. In the UK, it grabbed 13.8MM GBP (~$21M), which tops the openings of New Moon, Spider-Man 2 & 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

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Source: THR

Mel Gibson will no longer be represent by WME after another rush of bad publicity has brought to light the actor's racist comments.

Gibson's agent Ed Limato passed away on July 3, and industry sources believe his relationship with Limato was the only reason that the agency kept him on. WME partner Ari Emanuel has been vocally opposed to Gibson.

The actor has a starring role coming up in The Beaver for director Jodie Foster. It will take a lot of PR to prevent the project from being overshadowed by recent events.

 

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