- - Wednesday, February 15, 2012

‘Survivor’ producer ordered to stand trial in Mexico

A Mexican judge on Wednesday ordered a U.S. reality television producer to stand trial in the killing of his wife at a Cancun resort in 2010, and a defense lawyer said his client fainted when he heard the ruling.

Quintana Roo state prosecutor Ludwin Vivas Arjona said the judge ruled there is enough evidence to try former “Survivor” producer Bruce Beresford-Redman.

According to the Associated Press, an attorney representing Mr. Beresford-Redman, Jaime Cancino, described his client as “distraught.” Mr. Cancino said he would appeal the judge’s order for a trial.

The producer has said he is innocent. If convicted, he could face between 12 and 30 years in prison.

The body of Monica Beresford-Redman was found in a sewer cistern at a resort during a family vacation. The couple had gone there with their young children in an attempt to save their marriage after she learned her husband was cheating on her.

Warner Bros. wants Sheen to stop using ‘Men’ photos

Warner Bros. isn’t quite over its bitter breakup with Charlie Sheen.

Lawyers for the “Two and a Half Men” studio, which in September settled Mr. Sheen’s $100 million wrongful termination lawsuit over his firing from the hit sitcom, have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the actor, the FX network and production company Debmar-Mercury demanding that they stop using Warner-owned photos in connection with Mr. Sheen’s upcoming comedy, “Anger Management.”

At least two shots of Mr. Sheen from his “Men” days were included in a promotional publication distributed in January at the National Association of Television Program Executives conference in Miami, where Mr. Sheen and his new partners were busy pitching the June debut of their show.

Harmless mistake? Copyright infringement, says Warner.

“That you are using Warner’s intellectual property for a commercial purpose - namely, to sell another show - is especially egregious,” studio lawyer Katherine Chilton wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by the Hollywood Reporter.

A source close to “Anger Management” said the use of the “Men” images was inadvertent.

Hoboken mayor honored for snubbing ‘Shore’ spinoff

An Italian-American group is responding to Hoboken’s rejection of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” reality show - by giving the city’s mayor an award, the Associated Press reports.

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