- - Tuesday, January 10, 2012

‘Bourne Legacy’ cast, crew ready to film in Philippines

Officials say the cast and crew of the Hollywood action thriller “The Bourne Legacy” have arrived in the Philippines and were to start shooting a portion of the film in the capital of Manila on Wednesdays.

The fourth of the blockbuster “Bourne” series based on the spy novels of Robert Ludlum will be shot in the Philippines for a month. It stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton but not Matt Damon, the star of first three “Bourne” films.

Francis Tolentino, head of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, said Tuesday that he has 120 crowd-control personnel to assist traffic enforcers during the first day of shooting in Manila’s Malate tourist district.

Snoop Dogg arrested in Texas on minor drug charge

Rapper Snoop Dogg is facing a minor drug charge in Texas after border agents say they found several marijuana joints on his tour bus.

Hudspeth County sheriff’s office said in a statement that Snoop Dogg, whose name is Calvin Broadus, was arrested Saturday at the Sierra Blanca highway checkpoint and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor typical in cases involving small amounts of marijuana.

According to the sheriff’s office, a border agent smelled marijuana smoke coming from the bus and ordered everyone off so a sniffer dog could inspect the vehicle. A prescription bottle with several marijuana cigarettes was found in a trash can, and more marijuana was found in two other containers. In all, 0.13 pounds of the drug were found.

Mr. Broadus admitted the drugs were his and was released, the sheriff’s office said.

The rapper’s agent didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Monday. In interviews, the rapper has said he has a license to use medical marijuana in his home state of California because he suffers from migraines and blurred vision.

County Judge Becky Dean Walker said paraphernalia citations typically are handled by justices of the peace in the county and that they are resolved by a no-contest plea and a mailed-in fine of up to $500.

‘Vertigo’ star Novak irked by music choice in ‘The Artist’

“Vertigo” leading lady Kim Novak isn’t keeping quiet about her disdain for “The Artist.”

The 78-year-old actress said in a statement released by her manager Monday that she feels violated because music from the Alfred Hitchcock film is used in the French black-and-white homage to the silent-film era. Miss Novak said “The Artist” filmmakers had no reason “to depend on Bernard Herrmann’s score from ‘Vertigo’ to provide more drama.”

“My body of work has been violated by ‘The Artist,’ ” Miss Novak said. “This film took the love theme music from ‘Vertigo’ and used the emotions it engenders as its own. Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart can’t speak for themselves, but I can.”

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