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Charlie Sheen Accused of Making Death Threat

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating allegations that Anger Management star Charlie Sheen threatened to shoot a man who claims to be a former friend, reports TMZ.

According to a police report filed on Oct. 18, the man claims he is fearful for his life, and more specifically that the actor wants to murder him with a semi-automatic shotgun called a Super 90.

The gossip website reports the man is afraid because of a text message Sheen allegedly sent to a mutual female friend that read, "I'll blow his head off with my Super 90." 

A source tells TMZ that Sheen's accuser is a "dishonorably discharged military person with multiple probation violations who is trying to shake him down for money."

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Ellen Page Gets Death Threats on Twitter

Gary Gershoff/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Authorities reportedly are investigating death threats that were sent via Twitter against Juno actress Ellen Page.

“I’m going to murder Ellen Page. She’s dead,” one message read, according to the gossip website TMZ.

“Ellen Page if you continue to date Alexander [Skarsgard] I will K-1-L-L you in public in the next year … Be it in a club, at a game, in a restaurant, or when you’re signing autographs,” read another, the site reports.

Page, 20, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Juno and who also starred in the movie Inception, was spotted with Skarsgard at a hockey game in Los Angeles last month. The actor stars in HBO’s True Blood.

TMZ claims the threatening messages were sent from two accounts and the Los Angeles Police Department has sent a search warrant to Twitter for information about the accounts.

The tweets reportedly have been removed.

Page has more than 300,000 followers on Twitter, where she describes herself as a “tiny Canadian.”

“The Internet makes it easier with YouTube, with Twitter, because these stalkers believe that the celebrities are actually talking directly to them,” Rhonda Saunders, a Los Angeles County assistant district attorney who specializes in stalking cases told ABC News.  “They think that they have a relationship.”

The LAPD said the messages coincided with a phone call to organizers of the L.A. Film Festival, where Page’s new movie, To Rome with Love premiered June 14, TMZ reported. Police said the caller promised to attend the festival and “kill Page.”

Page did not attend the movie’s premiere at the festival.

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David Letterman Jokes about Online Threat on 'Late Show'

Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- In his first show after returning from vacation to CBS' Late Show on Monday, David Letterman squeezed a few jokes out of the apparent threat on his life issued on a jihadist website.

Letterman quipped at the start of the show that the audience would serve as his "human shield."  He added that he'd spoken with a network executive backstage and "We were going through the CBS life insurance policy to see if I was covered for jihad."

Letterman then explained, "A guy, a radical extremist, threatened to cut my tongue out.  I wish I had a nickel for every time a guy has threatened [that]...I think the first time was during the Academy Awards."  Letterman famously fell flat with critics as host of the 1995 Oscars telecast.

Letterman further joked that the State Department was investigating who posted the threat, but, he said, "everybody knows it's [Jay] Leno."

The threat even inspired the night's top ten list: "Top Ten Thoughts That Went Through My Mind After Hearing About the Threat."  Among the items on the list: "How can someone be so angry at a time when Kim Kardashian is so happy?"  Kardashian got married last weekend.

Last week, the SITE Intelligence Group reported that a contributor to the jihadist website, apparently outraged over a joke made by Letterman on his show about the death of an Osama bin Laden lieutenant, encouraged others to "cut the tongue of the lowly Jew."  Incidentally, Letterman is not Jewish.

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