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Prosecutor: I Lied About Polanski's Case

Roman Polanski

A former prosecutor said he lied to a film crew about advising a judge to send director Roman Polanski to prison more than 30 years ago.

David F. Wells is depicted conferring with now-deceased trial judge Laurence J. Rittenband about Polanski's case in the HBO documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. In the film, Wells said the judge took his advice to renege on a plea bargain and sentence Polanski to additional jail time.

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"I made that up to make the stuff look better," Wells told The Associated Press, adding that he overstated his role after he was told the film would air in France, not in the United States. "They interviewed me in the Malibu courthouse when I was still a DA, and I embellished a story. I'm a guy who cuts to the chase — I lied. It embarrasses the hell of me."

Wells, now retired for more than two years, didn't handle Polanski's case, but he was ... read more

Madonna on Remarrying: I'd Rather Be Hit By a Train

Madonna says she would "rather get run over by a train" than get remarried.

On Wednesday night's Late Show with David Letterman, she also cracked that there were things to be thankful for while being married to filmmaker Guy Ritchie: At least she was out of the United States for the "Bush years."

After she made her entrance on the backs of a few New York Rangers, Letterman quipped, "Have you ever ridden hockey players before?" _ an apparent jab at her reported relationship with A-Rod of the New York Yankees.

New book: Madonna jealous of Michael Jackson's fame

Check out the video highlights of Madonna's visit to Letterman after the jump. read more

GLAAD Report: LGBT Characters Hit New High on Broadcast, Decline on Cable

Modern Family - Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet

Broadcast television is on the rise while scripted cable programming is in decline when it comes to the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered primetime regular characters, according to GLAAD's 2009 Where We Are On TV report.

LGBT characters on the Big 5 networks increased to the highest percentage yet — 3 percent of all characters, totaling... read more

Private Practice Is Bloody Brilliant

Private Practice

Private Practice returns to ABC (Oct. 1, 10/9c) with a bloody good premiere. Yes, it's good. And yes, it's very bloody.

When we last saw Violet (Amy Brenneman), she was being chopped up by her psycho patient, who wanted to steal her baby. The beginning of the premiere kicks off seconds later and — spoiler alert — Violet lives.

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How does the attack affect the members of the Oceanside Wellness Center, which was also left in pieces? Paul Adelstein reveals the aftermath of that fateful night and also talks about the baby daddy, new relationships and another possible Grey's Anatomy crossover.

TVGuide.com: Cooper has always been there for Violet, but will she let him be so close after what happens in the season premiere?
Paul Adelstein: She certainly has some emotional and psychological obstacles to get over before she can let anybody in... read more

Dennis Hopper Hospitalized in New York

Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper was hospitalized in New York on Wednesday.

Feren told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the 73-year-old Oscar nominee had been suffering from... read more

Deschanel, Hannigan and Others Cop a Feel for a Cause

You don't have to feel guilty about watching Alyson Hannigan pawing Emily Deschanel's boobs — it's for a good cause. The actresses joined Jaime King, Minka Kelly and Katharine McPhee in a video slumber party featured on FunnyorDie.com to promote regular breast cancer screenings for the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer.

Check out "The Booby Scare" video for yourself... read more

Kathy Najimy to Guest on Desperate Housewives

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy will play a police officer investigating an attack on Wisteria Lane on an upcoming episode of Desperate Housewives, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

You know Najimy from her breakout turn as Sister Mary Patrick in the nuns-who-sing comedy Sister Act and her co-starring run on the Kirstie Alley sitcom Veronica's Closet. More recently, she's guested on Numbers, Privileged, and Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva. She's also the voice of Peggy Hill on Mike Judge's animated show King of the Hill.

Desperate Housewives: Drea de Matteo on Wisteria Lane's new mystery

Executive producer Marc Cherry told EW's Michael Ausiello that Najimy's character and Teri Hatcher's Susan went to the same high school, where Susan stole her boyfriend.

Najimy's episode will air in October.

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John Travolta: Paramedic Intended to Blame Me for Jett's Death

John Travolta

John Travolta said a Bahamas paramedic threatened to sell stories that hinted Travolta was to blame for his 16-year-old son's death, the Associated Press reports.

In a Bahamas courtroom, Travolta testified Wednesday paramedic Tarino Lightbourne demanded $25 million in exchange for... read more

Exclusive: Shakira, Christie Brinkley Check In to Ugly Betty's Bahamas Episode

Shakira and Christie Brinkley

"She Wolf" Shakira and model-actress Christie Brinkley will appear in an upcoming episode of Ugly Betty, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The women will appear in an episode that... read more

The Office: Behind the Scenes of Jim and Pam's Wedding

The Office

Mark your calendars, sign the guestbook and grab a hanky, because on Oct. 8 at 9/8c, The Office's Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) are finally getting hitched.

Wish The Office's Jim and Pam the best of luck on their wedding day

Jim and Pam's families come together in Niagara Falls to witness the marriage of these star-crossed lovers, and even though the wedding is far away, every Dunder Mifflinite makes the trip to get out of work to be there, too. Trouble and hilarity of course ensue.

Here's a special behind-the-scenes look at the Jam nuptials:

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