Lindsay Lohan ‘in talks’ for role in ‘Gotti’
NEW YORK — A New York press conference for John Travolta’s latest project, “Gotti: Three Generations,” had a surprise guest: Lindsay Lohan.
The 24-year-old starlet has been rumored to be up for the role of Victoria Gotti, daughter of the infamous ‘‘Dapper Don’’ John Gotti.
Producer Marc Fiore confirmed Tuesday that he’s in talks with Lohan but said nothing had been finalized. He says Lohan is “a terrific actress.”
Huffington Post, AOL face suit from blogger
NEW YORK — A blogger and labor activist has filed a lawsuit against AOL and the Huffington Post for not paying freelance bloggers while benefiting financially from the content they create.
Jonathan Tasini’s suit, filed Tuesday, seeks class-action status on behalf of more than 9,000 writers and other content providers and asks for at least $105 million in damages.
The suit names Huffington Post co-founders Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer as defendants. AOL bought the Huffington Post for $315 million last month, which Tasini said prompted the lawsuit.
The suit claims the Huffington Post has been “unjustly enriched” by luring contributors with the prospect of exposure but keeping the financial gain from their articles.
Denzel filming causes stir in Cape Town
JOHANNESBURG — A movie starring Denzel Washington was a little too thrilling for a Cape Town neighborhood that has experienced gang violence.
Callers to talk radio Tuesday said they feared gang fights had returned to the township when they heard the sounds of automatic gunfire overnight.
Adam Merims and Genevieve Hofmyer, producers of the crime thriller ‘‘Safe House,’’ issued a statement apologizing ‘‘for any inconvenience or negative effect.’’
Denis Lillie, head of the Cape Film Commission, said the producers had been authorized to film a sequence involving car chases and the firing of blanks, and had informed residents in the immediate neighborhood. But he said the sound carried further than expected.