- - Tuesday, July 12, 2011

‘Jersey Shore’s‘ Ronnie can stay out of jail

Assault charges will be dismissed if “Jersey Shore” cast member Ronald “Ronnie” Ortiz-Magro stays out of trouble.

According to the Associated Press, the charges stem from a fight outside a Seaside Heights, N.J., nightclub in 2009 that was shown during the first season of the MTV reality series.

A judge in Ocean County on Monday admitted the 25-year-old Bronx, N.Y., resident into a pretrial intervention program for 18 months. Under the program, he neither admits nor denies guilt.

Mr. Ortiz-Magro is accused of assaulting Stephen Izzo. Mr. Izzo has a civil lawsuit pending against the cast member and MTV.

Taping for the series’ fifth season has resumed in Seaside, N.J.

TV producer to stand trial in Mexico in wife’s death

A judge has ordered a reality TV producer to be returned to Mexico to face a charge that he killed his wife while on a family vacation 15 months ago.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian issued her ruling Tuesday after an extradition hearing in Los Angeles.

Bruce Beresford-Redman has been jailed since November on a fugitive warrant issued after Mexican authorities in Cancun charged him with the aggravated homicide of his wife, Monica.

The couple had gone on the trip to try to repair their marriage, which had been damaged by an affair that Mr. Beresford-Redman had with a co-worker.

The former “Survivor” producer’s attorneys have said he is innocent and challenged the case against him, calling it a rush to judgment.

Monica Beresford-Redman’s body was found in a sewer cistern at an upscale Cancun resort in April 2010.

If convicted in Mexico, the Emmy-nominated producer and co-creator of “Pimp My Ride” could be sentenced to between 12 and 30 years in prison.

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