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Jacob Elordi under investigation for alleged assault on radio producer

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Jacob Elordi

“Euphoria” and “Saltburn” actor Jacob Elordi is under investigation by Australian police after allegedly assaulting a radio producer.

Elordi, 26, was at a hotel in Sydney on Saturday when he was approached by Joshua Fox, a producer for morning program “The Kyle & Jackie O Show,” according to Australian newspaper Daily Telegraph.

On Sunday’s episode of the show, Fox said that he asked Elordi for some bathwater as a gift for one of the radio hosts, a jokey reference to a provocative scene in “Saltburn” featuring an obsessive Barry Keoghan.

Elordi purportedly asked Fox to stop filming their interaction and delete the footage before the situation escalated.

Fox said he refused because it was the only evidence the situation had turned a corner.

“I’m backed against this wall. He’s right in my face, and his two boys are now on either side of me,” Fox said. “It’s like a switch went off, and he’s becoming quite aggressive, and I’m feeling intimidated.”

“And then Jacob kind of just flips and he kind of pushes me against the wall and his hands are on my throat,” Fox said on the show.

Police confirmed to Variety that an altercation at a hotel is being investigated.

“Officers attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are investigating after a man was allegedly assaulted outside a hotel in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs,” a statement from NSW Police reads. “Police were told about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday 3 February 2024, a 32-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by a 26-year-old man. The man did not sustain any injuries. Inquiries into the incident is continuing.”

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Actor Bruce Willis, left, and Emma Heming Willis

NEW YORK — The wife of Bruce Willis is working on a guide to caregiving that draws upon her experiences tending to the beloved actor, who has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. Emma Heming Willis' book, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2025.

“Dementia not only affects your loved one but can shake a whole family’s foundation, and self, if you allow it,” Emma Heming Willis said in a statement Monday. "Identifying the right resources to educate and enlighten myself has been powerful and has allowed me the space to continue to move forward in the most positive way so that I can be the best mother, wife, daughter, friend, and care partner. I want to be able to share that with the next person who finds themselves here.”

Her book will be released through Maria Shriver's publishing imprint, The Open Field, which is part of Penguin Random House. Willis will combine personal stories with interviews and advice from experts.

“I’m so proud of the way she is using her voice to help others,” Shriver said in a statement. “Caregivers are unsung heroes in our society — they need guidance, support, knowledge, along with community and a roadmap.”

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Killer Mike

Killer Mike was walked out of Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena in handcuffs Sunday and charged with misdemeanor battery after winning three Grammy Awards.

“On Sunday February 4th just after 4pm a male adult was detained & handcuffed for a physical altercation that occurred at the 700 block of Chick Hearn Court,” the LAPD announced Sunday. “The suspect was placed under arrest and was transported to LAPD Central Division.”

Police confirmed Monday the suspect was Killer Mike, a.k.a. Michael Render.

According to Variety, the “Scientists & Engineers” rapper was released soon after being taken into custody late Sunday afternoon and had plans to be “celebrating his sweep” that evening. Police confirmed he was in “the process of being released” around 8:30 p.m. local time.

It’s not clear what led to Killer Mike’s detention during a preshow ceremony, where several awards, including his, were handed out ahead of the Grammy Awards broadcast. LAPD hasn’t returned a request for information.

Video shot by Hollywood Reporter writer Chris Gardner shows authorities walking the 48-year-old performer through the stadium’s hallways with his hands cuffed behind his back.

It was an otherwise good night for Killer Mike, who was honored for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album. The Atlanta native posted, “I did it for the city” on social media Monday morning. It had been more than 20 years since he won his last Grammy.

The alleged incident that landed him in police custody occurred in an area adjacent to the Crypto.com Arena, according to CNN. It’s unclear who else was involved.

From combined wire services

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