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Quentin Tarantino and Barbara Kruger Honored at Star-Studded LACMA Gala

Quentin Tarantino and Barbara Kruger Honored at Star-Studded LACMA Gala

Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/APThe Los Angeles County Museum of Art was full of well-dressed stars this weekend.The 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala was …

Watch Johnny Depp Play Guitar During Marilyn Manson’s Halloween Concert

Watch Johnny Depp Play Guitar During Marilyn Manson’s Halloween Concert

Watch Johnny Depp Play Guitar During Marilyn Manson's Halloween Concert - Hollywood Reporter Depp surprised the …

‘Friday the 13th': Read THR’s Scathing 1980 Review

15 Horror Movies That Offered the Most Bang for the Buck »AFM: Rob Zombie Moving Forward With Halloween…

Watch the Explosive First ‘Furious 7′ Trailer

The first Furious 7 trailer has been revealed.The E! network aired the film's promo as part of a…

Box Office Milestone: ‘Gone Girl’ Sets U.S. Record for David Fincher

'Gone Girl': Film Review »'Gone Girl' Cast on David Fincher's Pranks, Multiple Takes »Proving that a midrange adult…

‘Halloween': Read THR’s Original 1978 Review

‘Halloween': Read THR’s Original 1978 Review'Halloween' Director John Carpenter's First Student Film Unearthed »Iconic Horror Movies »15 Horror Movies That Offered the Most Bang for the Buck »The horror formula doesn’t get much simpler than…

Box Office: ‘Ouija’ Summons Narrow Halloween Win Over ‘Nightcrawler’

Box Office: ‘Ouija’ Summons Narrow Halloween Win Over ‘Nightcrawler’

Fittingly, Universal's holdover horror pic Ouija topped the Halloween box office chart after narrowly beating…

‘Star Trek’s’ Uhura Stopped at LAX After Companion Found With Meth

‘Star Trek’s’ Uhura Stopped at LAX After Companion Found With Meth

Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/APEven Scotty couldn't beam someone out of this mess.Star Trek actress Nichelle…

Video Released of Moments Before Sarah Jones’ Death on ‘Midnight Rider’ Set

Video Released of Moments Before Sarah Jones’ Death on ‘Midnight Rider’ Set

In a 30-minute report at the top of Friday night’s 20/20, ABC News aired video of the final moments before Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones was struck and killed by a train on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic last February.Taken from a camera mounted inside the CSX locomotive that was speeding down the track and Jones and other crew members tried to escape, the video released today shows Midnight Rider crew members and stars William Hurt and Wyatt Russell running away from the tracks, with crew members and the bed that had been placed on the tracks still inches away one minute before impact.Read more A Train, a Narrow Trestle and 60 Seconds to Escape: How ‘Midnight Rider’ Victim Sarah Jones Lost Her LifeThe video was played once and then broken down to show the train’s position at various points leading up to the crash. 20/20 notes that the train needed a mile to stop and that 26 seconds before impact the train blows the whistle. Three seconds before impact, Hurt, Russell and two crew members were able to safely make it off the trestle. ABC News also indicates that the bed was what was responsible for Jones’ death, saying it “became a deadly weapon,” when it collided with the train.”The train hits the bed and the bed flies up and apparently a portion of the hospital bed strikes Sarah and pushes her into the train,” Jeff Harris, the attorney representing Jones’ parents Richard and Elizabeth in their civil suit against director Randall Miller and other individuals and organizations affiliated with the production.”The shrapnel, it apparently hit her and caused her to knock her into the train,” Richard Jones said.Read more Sarah Jones’ Parents on ‘Midnight Rider’ Lawsuit: ‘We Don’t Want Our Daughter’s Death to Be in Vain’20/20’s report also included photos from the shoot, including one of actor William Hurt lying on a bed on the train tracks, explaining that the dream sequence involved Allman lying in his hospital bed seeing his late brother Duane Allman across the bridge. Hurt was playing Allman in the film before dropping out after Jones’ death. And ABC aired the 911 call from the set, in which someone is heard requesting an ambulance, saying “someone got hit by a train.”After the train went past, hairstylist Joyce Gilliard, who was injured by the train, recalled seeing Jones’ lying dead beside the tracks, saying “you didn’t know it was her,” and breaking down in tears during her interview.”At first it was like a quiet, like people were in shock at what happened,” Gilliard said. I remember hearing somebody say ‘Oh my gosh, she’s dead.'”Read more ‘Midnight Rider’ Accident: Who Will Be Blamed for Sarah Jones’ Death?Jones’ parents recall how they learned that their daughter had died, with her mom, Elizabeth, saying that she received a phone call from one of Jones’ friends with the friend saying “Sarah’s no longer here.””What do you mean? You mean as in dead?” Jones’ mother said.”Yes, ma’am,” the friend replied.Miller called the Joneses hours later, according to ABC News.Read more ‘Midnight Rider’ Director Randall Miller, Producers Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter, Criminal TrespassBoth of Jones’ parents seem to feel strongly that those who put their daughter’s life in jeopardy need to be punished for what they did.”The people who made poor choices that day need to be held fully accountable,” Richard Jones said. “It’s clear that certainly the producers and the director, they messed up real bad.”Harris alleges that the filmmakers knew they didn’t have permission from CSX to be on the tracks but decided to try to get the shot anyway.”You don’t shoot on a railroad track unless you have permission to be there,” the lawyer said. “I think they said, we don’t have actual permission but ultimately we’re just going to try to steal this shot.”See more ‘Midnight Rider’ and More On-Set AccidentsSimilarly, Gilliard, who is also suing Miller and others involved with the film, feels the filmmakers pushed the limits to get the shot they wanted.”They wanted to get the shot, so whatever it took to get the shot is what they did,” Gilliard said. “The entire crew was put in a situation where we all had to basically run for our lives.”20/20 showed the scar on Jones’ arm left by the incident and she recalled that Miller visited her in the hospital when she was recovering from the accident and didn’t say anything but just cried.ABC’s weekly newsmagazine also aired video of Miller’s deposition from the civil suit filed against him by Allman, which was reportedly settled a day after Miller was deposed. In that footage, Miller is shown repeatedly saying “that’s not my job” when asked various questions about why he didn’t know that there could be a train barreling down on his crew.Read more Sarah Jones Walk-a-Thons Raise More Than $35,000 for On-Set SafetyMiller and producer Jody Savin’s attorney released a statement to ABC News on Friday that reads in part, “They believed they had permission to be on the tracks from Rayonier [which owns the land around the tracks] and CSX. They had no reason to believe that anyone would be placed in danger. They will live with the sorrow of Sarah’s death for the rest of their lives.”20/20 also spoke to railroad safety expert and film consultant Art Miller, who pointed out that there’s no freight train schedule, so filmmakers had no way of knowing when a train would be coming down the track: “It’s a day to day thing. There’s not such a thing as a freight train schedule that approximates what say a major airline might publish,” Miller said.And, sadly, the newsmagazine says they found a train trestle just a few hours away from the live tracks where Jones’ death occurred where an on-site official was able to shut down the tracks so the ABC show could film.Read more ‘Midnight Rider’ Filmmakers Say Sarah Jones’ Death ‘Was Not a Crime’20/20 also talked to the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries, where many of the stars knew Jones well because she did the slate before filming began.Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and others all shared fond memories of Jones, with Somerhalder calling her his “cosmic sister.”When they learned of Jones’ death, just hours after it happened, they were shocked and angry.See more ‘Midnight Rider': Sarah Jones’ Death Was Preventable, Hairstylist Says”I’ve been working as an actor pretty much nonstop for 15 years and I’ve never experienced anything like that where everyone just went home and cried,” Paul Wesley said. “I wanted to know exactly: What do you mean? How? How?”Somerhalder added: “I was angry. Really angry and for them to overlook something that jeopardizes the safety of the people that are working with them is absolutely positively, it’s unacceptable.”Now on The Vampire Diaries, the first shot of the day is called the “Jonesy” in honor of Sarah Jones.Tragically, 20/20’s report also suggests that Jones’ life could have taken a different path, noting that she was hired to work on the seventh Fast & Furious film before filming was postponed in the wake of actor Paul Walker’s death. She then took the job on Midnight Rider.Watch some of the footage from tonight’s 20/20 report. The Hollywood Reporter will post the full video as soon as it’s made available online.More ABC US news | ABC Health News

Ted Beniades, an Undercover Cop in ‘Scarface,’ Dies at 91

Ted Beniades, an Undercover Cop in ‘Scarface,’ Dies at 91

Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2014 »Ted Beniades, a veteran actor who as an old-school undercover cop busts Al Pacino’s Tony Montana for tax evasion in Scarface, has died. He was 91.Beniades, who earlier starred as a detective on the gritty 1967-69 ABC series N.Y.P.D., died peacefully Oct. 24 at his home in Brookville, Pa., his family announced.Beniades also appeared with Pacino in Serpico (1973) and was in The Next Man (1976), starring Sean Connery.Born in the Bronx to Greek immigrants, Beniades served in World War II and studied acting at the Dramatic Workshop in New York with fellow students Marlon Brando, Walter Matthau, Tony Curtis, Rod Steiger and Bea Arthur.He made his Broadway debut in the early 1950s in Mister Roberts with Henry Fonda and in 1953 had a role in the musical comedy Wonderful Town, where he met his eventual wife, actress Marion Lauer. They were married for 55 years until her death in 2009.Beniades also appeared on TV’s The Jackie Gleason Show, Naked City, Dark Shadows and The Equalizer.Twitter: @mikebarnes4

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