Jury: Keanu Reeves doesn't owe paparazzo
LOS ANGELES - It's a most excellent outcome for Keanu Reeves: The 'Matrix' actor doesn't owe a dime to the paparazzo who sued him.
After deliberating for less than three hours, jurors unanimously rejected the civil lawsuit Monday, ruling that Reeves is not responsible for the photographer's alleged injuries. Alison Silva had asked the jury to award him $711,974, which includes medical bills, lost wages and punitive damages.
'I respect the jury's decision,' Silva told reporters outside the Los Angeles County Superior Court after the verdict was read. 'That's what we were here for since the beginning.'
Silva said he would continue to work as a paparazzo despite the jury's decision.
'Borat' star crashes Prop 8 rally as 'Bruno'
LOS ANGELES - Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as his alter ego Bruno on Sunday by crashing a rally in support of a ballot measure that would ban gay marriage in California.
The British comedian is working on a film based on the fictional character Bruno, a gay Austrian fashion reporter who conducted gag interviews on HBO's 'Da Ali G Show.'
Cohen, in disguise in a blond wig and preppy outfit, marched with demonstrators who support Proposition 8 while being trailed by cameras in a rally across from City Hall.
Def Jam exec dies; police suspect suicide
ATLANTA - The executive who succeeded Jay-Z as the head of hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound near Atlanta, police said Sunday.
Executive vice president Shakir Stewart, 34, died on Saturday, his New York-based label said in a statement.
Stewart was found Saturday afternoon in the bathroom of his home in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Cobb County police spokeswoman Cassie Reece said Sunday. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.