Perry warns fans against scammers:
Tyler Perry is warning fans not to get scammed. The actor, comedian and director in a Facebook video says he’s not giving away anything. The 48-year-old directed a strong comment at whoever was making the posts, saying: “Stop it, devil.” Perry did not point to anything specific but says there are as many as 30 fake promotions daily that his team shuts down.
Wilson back in court:
Rebel Wilson has applied to Australia’s highest court to increase the comic actress’s payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher. The 38year-old, best known for parts in the “Pitch Perfect” movies, in September was awarded an Australian record $3.5 million in damages. But three judges on the Court of Appeal last month upheld an appeal by publishing company Bauer and slashed Wilson’s payout to $454,000. Wilson lodged an application to the High Court Wednesday to restore the ruling.
RoboCop is coming back. Again. MGM is developing the sequel “RoboCop Returns” with “District 9” and “Elysium” filmmaker Neill Blomkamp directing. The film will be a sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original about a cyborg police officer in a crime-ridden Detroit. It’s to be based on a never-made spec script by the 1987 film’s writers, Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. Two other sequels followed, in 1990 and 1993.
July 13 birthdays:
Actor Patrick Stewart is 78. Actress Didi Conn is 67. Actor Ken Jeong is 49. Singer Deborah Cox is 45.