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Wednesday
Mar072012

Torso Recovered in Canal May Be That of Missing British Actress

Zuma(LONDON) -- The torso London police found in a canal may be that of missing British TV actress Gemma McCluskie, and her older brother has been arrested, according to reports in the British media.

McCluskie, who had appeared in the popular series EastEnders, went missing March 1.

Police have not confirmed the identity of the victim or the man they arrested, but various media outlets, including the BBC and Sky News, say authorities know the victim’s identity but are waiting for confirmation.

The woman’s friends had been appealing through social media for tips to help track her down.

McCluskie’s brother, 35-year-old Tony, was arrested Wednesday, according to media reports citing unnamed sources. During previous search efforts he had told the press that his sister’s disappearance was out of character.

“We are going out of our mind with worry,” he said, according to the Daily Mail. “She is a bubbly, outgoing, strong and independent woman.”

Police made the gruesome discovery after being alerted to something suspicious floating in the canal.

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Thursday
Jan192012

Iranian Actress Banned For Nude Photo

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(PARIS) -- An Iranian actress has been banned from her home country after she posed nude for a French magazine.

The black-and-white photograph shows Golshifteh Farahani topless, but covering her breasts with her hands.

To see the photo that offended Iran click here.

“I was told by a Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guide official that Iran does not need any actors or artists. You may offer your artistic services somewhere else," Farahani told The Telegraph after the photograph was published in France’s Madame Le Figaro magazine.

Farahani, who was the first Iranian-based actress to star in a Hollywood film since the country’s 1979 revolution, is a major star in Iran but is best known abroad for playing opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in Body of Lies.

The photograph, which was posted on her Facebook fan page, drew polarizing responses.

“We have to be open-minded but not with opened dresses. She sold her body as an Icon,” a commenter named Sathiajith wrote.

“I think you are a brave woman Golshifteh and hope you will get the respect from your country that you deserve,” a commenter named Chris wrote.

This isn’t the first time Farahani’s career has upset authorities in Iran. The actress said an Iranian court weighed whether she broke a law by making a movie without permission, she told the New York Daily News at the 2008 premiere of Body of Lies, causing the actress and her husband to move to Paris.

“[Iranian officials] took my passport. The intelligence service interrogated me several times. In the end, the judge said, ‘We have to see the movie and then decide what we’re going to do with you,’” she told the newspaper.

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