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A fast-mov­ing wild­fire in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia has scorched a his­toric movie site re­cently used by the HBO se­ries “West­world” and forced nu­mer­ous celebri­ties to join the thou­sands flee­ing flames that have claimed homes and prompted the to­tal evac­u­a­tion of the celebrity en­clave Mal­ibu.

Lady Gaga, Kim Kar­dashian West, Scott Baio, Rainn Wil­son and Guillermo del Toro are among nu­mer­ous celebri­ties forced to evac­u­ate their homes, in some cases hur­riedly try­ing to ar­range trans­port for their horses. Some, like del Toro and Cait­lyn Jen­ner, did not know the fate of their homes, but the wind-driven wild­fire has de­stroyed the home of “Dr. Strange” di­rec­tor Scott Der­rick­son and the his­toric Para­mount Ranch where shows like HBO’s “West­world” and “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” were filmed.

Alyssa Mi­lano said her home was “in jeop­ardy” amid her at­tempts to safely evac­u­ate her five horses.

Cher is con­cerned about her house in Mal­ibu, an area where the ac­tresssinger has lived for more than 45 years.

Viggo Mortensen apologizes for us­ing racial slur at panel talk

Ac­tor Viggo Mortensen has apol­o­gized for us­ing a racial slur dur­ing a panel dis­cus­sion about his new film, “Green Book.”

Mortensen, who is white, ap­peared Wed­nes­day at the event with his costar, Ma­her­shala Ali, and di­rec­tor Peter Far­relly. Mortensen told The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter on Thurs­day he was mak­ing the point that many peo­ple ca­su­ally used the slur in 1962, when the movie takes place. He says he had “no right to even imag­ine the hurt that is caused by hear­ing the word in any con­text.” He says he in­tended to “speak strongly against racism.”

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