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Accuser of ‘X-Men’ director seeks case dismissal

This Dec. 2, 2013 file photo shows Bryan Singer at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at the Dolby Theatre. A former child model accusing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit _ not because it lacks merit but because he can’t find a new attorney to represent him. Michael Egan III said in a court filing Wednesday that he previously sought the dismissal in sealed documents in federal court in Honolulu. He wants the case dismissed without prejudice, meaning he could file it again later. AP PHOTO

A former child model accusing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit — not because it lacks merit but because he can’t find a new attorney to represent him.

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Judge sets hearing in ‘X-Men’ director abuse case

In this Thursday, April 17, 2014 file photo, plaintiff Michael Egan III takes questions from the media during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. A sex abuse lawsuit by Egan, a former child model and aspiring actor accuses "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. Singer released a statement on Thursday, April 24, 2014, calling allegations by Egan that he sexually assaulted the underage aspiring actor and model in Hawaii in 1999 "outrageous, vicious and completely false."  AP

A federal judge in Hawaii on Thursday set a July 7 hearing on a motion by “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer to dismiss a sexual abuse lawsuit from a man who claims he was raped as a 17-year-old.

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Critics slam Gosling’s ‘Lost River’ in Cannes

Director Ryan Gosling poses during a photo call for Lost River at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. AP

Ryan Gosling debuted as a film director at the Cannes Film Festival with a stylish, theatrical fable that critics quickly slammed.

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Olivia Lamasan’s box-office secret

“Starting Over Again” director Olivia Lamasan reveals her box-office secret: “Malaki ang input ng mga artista. I always tell them, ‘I don’t know everything. You’re here to help me figure out the best way to do things.’ When I was new, I was more controlling. I’ve reached a point in my career where I’ve realized [...]

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Alfonso Cuaron wins best director Globe for ‘Gravity’

SANDRA Bullock in “Gravity.”

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won best director Golden Globe on Sunday for spectacular 3D space drama “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

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