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Porn star to attend President's Dinner
By JUAN-CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press Writer
Published 6:18 pm PDT Wednesday, June 8, 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) - The annual President's Dinner, a Republican Party fundraising event featuring
President Bush, could get an extra dash of spice this year with porn actress and former California
gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey planning to attend.
The porn industry and Republicans may seem like strange bedfellows, but Carey said she sees
Tuesday night's dinner as a good opportunity to learn more about their policies and do some networking. She plans to run for lieutenant governor of California as an independent next year.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal court on Thursday ruled that
prosecutors can comb through transcripts of wiretaps found in the
office of celebrity sleuth Anthony Pellicano, in a case that could
involve some of Hollywood biggest stars.
The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected
Pellicano's argument that the November 2002 search of his Hollywood
office was illegal, and that evidence seized there could not be used to
The court also confirmed Pellicano's conviction on charges that
he had unregistered firearms, grenades and enough plastic explosives to
bring down an airliner in a safe in the office.
Pellicano, a private eye for more than two decades, called
himself a "sin eater" for Hollywood stars and was often called on to
keep his clients' names out of the press.
His client list included Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Cruise, Michael
Jackson, Kevin Costner, Farrah Fawcett and some of Hollywood's biggest
The federal probe was originally triggered by reports that
Pellicano had engineered threats against Los Angeles Times reporter
Anita Busch to stop her from writing a story about his client, action
star Steven Seagal.
FBI agents found the explosives and the equivalent of two
billion pages of wiretap transcripts while searching Pellicano's office
Thursday's appellate opinion gives prosecutors free rein to use
the evidence to support more charges against Pellicano or others
involved in the wiretapping, which could touch some of Hollywood's
Busch said she received threatening telephone messages, was
nearly run down by two men in a car, that her computer hard drive was
destroyed, and that someone placed a dead fish, a rose and a note that
said "Stop" on her car windshield.
At the time, Busch was working on a story about an alleged Mafia extortion plot against Seagal.
At least two other reporters have accused Pellicano of trying to
intimidate them into killing negative stories about his celebrity
Pellicano is scheduled to be released from prison next February.
Nip Tuck Star Julian McNahon Still In Running For Bond
McMAHON INSISTS HE'S STILL IN THE RACE FOR 007
Australian actor JULIAN McMAHON is refusing to give up the fight to play the next JAMES BOND, even though director MARTIN CAMPBELL seems to favour ER doctor GORAN VISNJIC.
The NIP/TUCK star has been among the names mentioned in relation to the vacant 007 role for CASINO ROYALE, and he admits the fuss surrounding the race for Bond has been great for his career.
And he insists he's still in talks with Bond producers at EON Films about the role.
He tells Australian newspaper the DAILY TELEGRAPH, "It works to my advantage. Even if I hadn't spoken to them (producers), the press that I've got has been enormous. But I have spoken to them."
Meanwhile, Australian movie website MOVIEHOLE.NET have added a new name to the Bond mix - British actor JAMES PUREFOY.
Site editor CLINT MORRIS says, "The rumour circling round here - and what I've been told to put a bet on - is James Purefoy left V FOR VENDETTA (new NATALIE PORTMAN movie) to be Bond.
"I was also told by an insider that McMahon is next in line if Purefoy declines. Purefoy did screen test for GOLDENEYE back in 1995."
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