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Munn finds little support from peers
TORONTO (AP) — Actress Olivia Munn says she has found little support from some of her “Predator” co-stars and director after a Los Angeles Times report revealed that Twentieth Century Fox had removed a scene that featured a man who is a registered sex offender. Munn alerted the studio to Steven Wilder Striegel’s status and the scene was cut within 24 hours.
In a round of press at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Munn described feeling lonely and isolated in the wake of the report. Munn told Vanity Fair that she has not heard from director Shane Black, who apologized in a statement for casting his friend.
Some of her cast mates also backed out of interviews with her, according to The Hollywood Reporter. One of her co-stars, Keegan-Michael Key, was never booked to do that interview as he departed the festival early for the Jewish new year holiday. His publicist says Sunday that he reached out to Munn privately last week to express his admiration for her.
Rascals’ guitarist Cornish recovering
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A publicist says Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals is in good spirits at a Montana hospital after collapsing during a concert.
Melissa Kucirek says the 74-year-old Cornish is expected to be released from a Billings hospital on Wednesday.
She said Sunday that “he’s on the path to a speedy recovery” and is eager to get back on stage.
Kucirek says she didn’t know what caused Cornish to collapse Friday at a show in Billings.
She says that “Gene would like everyone to know that he so appreciates the prayers and well-wishes.”
Cornish, keyboardist Felix Cavaliere, singer Eddie Brigati and drummer Dino Danelli formed The Rascals in 1965.
Their hits include “Good Lovin” and “People Got to Be Free.”
They were inducted into the hall in 1997.