Tuesday 21 November 2017

In brief: Ticket for 'testicle display' on truck

For the second time in a year, a motorist has been ticketed in South Carolina for displaying a replica of testicles on a vehicle.

A sheriff's deputy stopped a truck on Sunday after noticing the "anatomically correct" display. The driver removed the display but he was arrested for driving without a licence. He was also given a warning ticket for having an obscene display. Last July, a Berkeley County woman was ticketed for having a similar display.

Actress 'saving up for a facelift'

Actress Frances Barber has lamented the disappearance of older women's faces from the screen -- but revealed that she is saving up for a facelift.

The 'Silk' star (54) said: "We will never see on camera faces like Bette Davis's any more."

Travolta sued for $2m by masseur

John Travolta is being sued for $2m (€1.5m) by a masseur who claims the star assaulted him sexually during a massage in January at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The masseur, referred to as John Doe in court papers, claims Mr Travolta rubbed his leg, touched his genitals and tried to initiate at least one sex act on January 16.

Smith supports Obama's tax plan

One of Hollywood's best-paid stars is supporting US President Barack Obama's call for higher taxes on the country's top earners.

Will Smith said: "I'm very supportive of that idea. America has been fantastic to me. I have no problem paying whatever I need to pay to keep my country growing."

Fox is charged with drink-driving

Actor Matthew Fox, who starred in the TV series 'Lost', has been charged with drink-driving in Oregon.

Police said the 45-year-old was stopped after an officer noticed a motorist failing to signal properly or stay within a lane of traffic. The officer decided Mr Fox was driving under the influence and took him to jail. The actor will appear in court on June 17.

Abuse-case priest lacked training

A high-ranking Roman Catholic priest who handled child sex abuse complaints for more than a decade had little to no training on how to conduct the investigations, a jury in Philadelphia heard.

Monsignor William Lynn (61) faces prison for allegedly helping the church keep accused paedophiles in jobs around children. Msgr Lynn said he attended a workshop or two, but otherwise had no training.

Irish Independent

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