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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Director Pleads Guilty in Wiretap Case

John McTiernan, who directed such films as "Die Hard", "Rollerball," "The Hunt for Red October" and the remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair", has pled guilty in federal court to a charge that he asked investigator Anthony Pellicano to wiretap Charles Roven, who produced "Rollerball." Why McTiernan asked Pellicano to do so is still not clear. Pellicano has also been charged with wiretapping other celebrities including Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Nealon, and Keith Carradine. Read more here. Meanwhile, Paramount Pictures head Brad Grey and former Disney head MIchael Ovitz have also been questioned in the Pellicano affair. Read more here.

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