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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades.
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades. « Show less

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  • Everyman Theatre stages Tony Award-winning 'God of Carnage'

    Everyman Theatre stages Tony Award-winning 'God of Carnage'
    We have all seen adults acting — to borrow a song lyric — more like children than children. But, if you’re lucky, you’ve never met anyone quite like the people who spout, spar and spew in “God of Carnage,” the Tony...
  • Akin's idiocy is infectious

    Akin's idiocy is infectious
      Todd Akin's idiocy appears to be infectious. The evil genius of the Missouri congressman's comments is that they lend themselves to such broad interpretations -- and misinterpretations. By now his remarks are familiar, but just in case ... Mr....
  • Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies

    Michael Sragow's 13 great haunted house movies
    From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel: It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
  • DSK case vindicates American system of justice

    The Dominique Strauss-Kahn drama will no doubt give many in France immense pleasure that the American legal system has met its comeuppance with a case that has completely unraveled against their French lothario. It appears all charges against Mr. Strauss-...
  • After summer of flops, a season of quality?

    Hail, hail, the "Gang"'s finally here. That would be "Gangs of New York", Martin Scorsese's long-awaited latest, an epic tale of love and loyalties, played out among the rival immigrant groups of 19th-century New York City. Not since "Titanic" has a film...
  • Book review: 'Panorama City' by Antoine Wilson

    Book review: 'Panorama City' by Antoine Wilson
    -------------------- Panorama City A Novel Antoine Wilson Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 292 pp., $24 -------------------- In fiction, when country naifs ship off to the big city to reinvent themselves, they go to New York or Paris. On the off chance...
  • “A Christmas Story 2″ isn’t the only Ralphie sequel out there

     
    Despite its numerical designation, the recently released¬†A Christmas Story 2 isn't the only way to see the continuing adventures of Ralphie Parker. Did you know, for instance, that Jean Shepherd — whose writings served as the basis for A Christmas...
  • Roman Polanski sex assault victim writing memoir

     
    The woman who Roman Polanski was convicted of sexually assaulting in L.A. when she was a teenager will pen a memoir she says promises new insight into the scandal....
  • Justin Bieber latest target of 'swatting' celebrity 911 prank

     
    Justin Bieber is the latest victim of a prank trend targeting celebrities in the L.A. area: Swatting....
  • Roman Polanski rape victim Samantha Geimer gets book deal

     
    Polanski, the director of films like "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby," allegedly gave Geimer champagne and part of a Quaalude during a modeling shoot in 1977 at Jack Nicholson's house and raped her....
  • Burbank officials ponder response to 'Topless Maids' vans

     
    Brightly colored vans advertising topless maid services and Thai massages are getting a lot of attention in Burbank and upsetting some residents. But one person who isn’t complaining is Hot Topless Maids spokesman Sami Ammari....
  • Mammoth Lakes proposes laying off nearly half of police force

     
    Law enforcement officials warned on Wednesday that a proposal to lay off nearly half the police force in the High Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes would jeopardize the safety of residents, tourists and officers....