3 cleared in Swift disturbance
Charges have been dropped against three people accused of causing a disturbance outside singer Taylor Swift’s beachside home in Rhode Island.
The Westerly Sun reports the misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges were dropped Thursday. That’s after all three each paid $100 to a fund for crime victims and performed 10 hours of community service.
Swift wasn’t home when the incident happened June 14.
Police previously said 29-year-olds Michael Horrigan and Tristan Kading and 26-year-old Emily Kading, all of Stonington, Conn., hurled beer bottles and shouted expletives at security officers patrolling the singer’s property.
Radcliffe’s Potter problems
J.K. Rowling published a new Harry Potter short story last month. And Daniel Radcliffe braced himself once again.
The 25-year-old British star faces consistent and persistent questions from fans and the press about whether he’ll return to the character that he spent much of his childhood playing. Rowling’s story of a 34-year-old Potter posted online was not going to help matters.
“I go, ‘OK, thank you Jo. I’ll be answering questions about this,’ ” Radcliffe said in a recent interview.
Radcliffe was at Comic-Con International in San Diego promoting one of his two upcoming films, the darkly comic horror tale “Horns.” In it, he plays a man accused of killing his girlfriend who grows horns that prompt people around him to reveal their darkest secrets. “Horns,” directed by Alexandre Aja, is set for release Oct. 31.
Radcliffe’s other new film, the romantic comedy “What If,” opened this weekend.
Seagal performs in Crimea
The Russian news RIA Novosti says American actor and musician Steven Seagal has performed at a concert in the breakaway region of Crimea on a stage decorated with the flag of pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Seagal, who knows Russian President Vladimir Putin, performed with his blues band Saturday night in the Black Sea port city of Sevastopol at a concert organized by a motorcycle gang of Russian nationalists known as the Night Wolves. Russia annexed the Ukrainian region in March.
‘Ninja Turtles’ debut at No. 1
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office. Paramount Pictures’ comic book adaptation featuring Megan Fox alongside computer-generated renditions of the pizza-eating, sewer-dwelling superheroes lunged into first place in its debut weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The action film’s totally tubular result prompted the studio to announce plans Sunday for a sequel set for June 3, 2016.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak:
1. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” $65 million.
2. “Guardians of the Galaxy,” $41.5 million.
3. “Into the Storm,” $18 million.
4. “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” $11.1 million.
5. “Lucy,” $9.3 million.