He's expected to appear in Cook County court on Nov. 28 and in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" next year.
Ozzy show used to catch crooks
Ozzy Osbourne wants an apology from a sheriff . . . and he may have a point.
North Dakota Sheriff Paul Laney staged a pre-concert sting operation in Ozzy's name without his permission.
Ozzy claims his reputation was tarnished (is that possible?) when Laney invited 500 people with outstanding warrants to a phony party at a Fargo nightclub before the rocker's nearby concert with Rob Zombie. More than 30 showed up and were arrested.
"Instead of holding a press conference to pat himself on the back, Sheriff Laney should be apologizing to me for using my name in connection with these arrests," Ozzy said in a statement.
"It is insulting to me and to my audience and it shows how lazy this particular sheriff is when it comes to doing his job," he said.
Laney countered that it's his job to arrest people with outstanding warrants.
He said mentioning Ozzy's name in the invitations was no different than a bar advertising a Super Bowl party by mentioning the teams playing in the game.
Huh? A more apt analogy is that it's like a bar advertising a Super Bowl party when it has no intention of airing the Super Bowl and just wants you to show up so you can be arrested.
But if it works . . .
One man's talk silences another
For Don Imus to return to the airwaves in New York, some other voice had to be quieted. That voice was crusading attorney Ron Kuby - one of the few left-wingers able to garner any radio ratings success.
"One of the odder aspects of this is that Imus makes a racist comment, and the damage is done to a civil rights lawyer," Kuby said, canned at WABC-AM after an eight-year run.
"He gets my job, and I'm told about the high price he paid," Kuby continued, his voice rising in disbelief. "He's paid? What about me? The press release ought to say, 'Ron Kuby has paid a high price for Don Imus' mistake.' He gets $20 million, an eight-month vacation and my job."
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Crispin Glover is still a little baffled about how he landed the role of the mythical beast Grendel in Robert Zemeckis' latest film, "Beowulf."
The actor, who played George McFly in "Back to the Future," never expected to work with Zemeckis again after he sued the director and others in the 1980s for replacing him in the two sequels that followed the hit original film with another actor.
"There was a lawsuit because they had taken another actor and put [him] into a false nose, chin and cheek bones to make people believe that was me," Glover told Tattle's Laura Randall. "They took the majority of that actor with a very small portion of footage of mine from original film and they inter-spliced it in such a way to fool people into believing that it was me. Because of my lawsuit, there are laws in the Screen Actors Guild that make it so that can never happen again."
Glover said he refused to do the sequels because he couldn't reach a financial agreement with the filmmakers.
"It set a precedent which I'm proud of, but because of that I dismissed the idea that I would ever work with any of the people involved in that film again," he said. "I was quite surprised when I got the call."
At the same time, there's the fact that Zemeckis cast him as an evil beast that is slain by Beowulf. "I can somehow see the fittingness of it," he said.
* Katie Holmes, registered under an alias, was among the tens of thousands of runners in yesterday's New York City Marathon.
She finished the race in 5 hours, 29 minutes and 58 seconds (a very respectable 12 1/2 minutes per mile) and husband Tom Cruise was there at the finish line to greet her.
Guess she didn't run far enough.
* M. Night Shyamalan can keep an 8-foot tall deer fence around his 123-acre suburban estate, Judge Robert J. Shenkin ruled Friday.
In keeping with Shyamalan's supernatural persona, his estate is surrounded by 8-foot tall deer.
* What? Someone criticizing Simon Cowell?
His fellow "X-Factor" (it's a British talent show) judge Louis Walsh claims Cowell has had work done to make his teeth white as "piano keys" and his swelled chest a little more swell.
"Simon's definitely had a boob job," Walsh claims.
* Mark Hatten, one of the many ex-boyfriends of the late Anna Nicole Smith, wants a piece of her inheritance, according to documents filed with Los Angeles Superior Court.
Hatten is serving a six-year sentence for making criminal threats against her.
Anna Nicole was obviously attracted to Hatten's incredibly large stones. *
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