Andrew Koppel’s May 31 death was ruled an accident. He died from acute intoxication due to the combined effects of alcohol; heroin; cocaine; diazepam, the generic form of the painkiller Valium; and Levamisole, a drug used to cut other drugs, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner’s office. The son of legendary TV newsman Ted Koppel.


John Cusack, Chow Yun-Fat

Shanghai, John Cusack, Chow Yun-Fat

“Shanghai” is the first fruit of a $285 million Weinstein Co. fund announced in August 2007, which planned to produce two dozen films over six years.

The film screens Friday in Hong Kong and at the Shanghai International Film Festival on June 13.


The story of an American spy who arrives in Shanghai during the winter of 1941 to discover his friend has been killed. Driven to investigate the murder, he is drawn into an ever increasing web of mystery, conspiracy and deceit.

John Cusack, Chow Yun-Fat


Larry Williams

Larry Williams

Larry Williams plead guilty to misdemeanors, he says, and that those tax problems are about over:
“3 days into trial all 9 felony counts were dropped,

all amounts due and owing were dropped and

I pleaded guilty to 3 misdemeanors of failure to file reporting to gross
income but with no tax due and owing.

Will pay a slight fine and maybe one year probation.”

The US Internal Revenue Service claimed 1.5 million in alleged tax evasion between 1999 and 2001. Larry, moved to the Virgin Islands set up residency there due to the tax savings afforded. But the IRS ruled that he was a US mainland resident and assessed taxes accordingly.

The Virgin Islands resident was alleged to have “wilfully and affirmatively” attempted to evade paying taxes on royalties from his 10 books and earnings from the international speaking circuit.

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