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Eva Green too naked in Sin City 2 trailer and poster. Fired TTC Bus Driver says she couldn’t stop for red light. Toronto Maple Leafs sign D Jake Gardiner to a 5-year $20.25 million deal.
EVA GREEN TOO NUDE IN SIN CITY 2 POSTER & TRAILER
A trailer for the Sin City sequel, A Dame To Kill For, has been banned by TV network ABC for showing a little ‘too much’ of star Eva Green in two of its scenes. A source at Dimension (the filmmaker) told New York Post’s Page Six that the MPAA had ruled that the trailer could not air in its present state. “ABC rejected a trailer, saying Green appears to be naked in the same sheer, white nightgown,” said the source. “Dimension was told to remove the offending footage if they want the trailer to air.” The offensive trailer hasn’t been seen by the public, but I would assume it along the lines of the one below. You can expect a re-haul on the trailer just as the movie poster required a redesign, which the MPAA also rejected due to the “curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle [was] visible through sheer gown”. Meanwhile, Eva Green has told Vanity Fair it’s a fuss about nothing, given the violent content of movies that are easily passed for airing.
FIRED TTC BUS DRIVER SAYS SHE COULDN’T STOP FOR RED
The TTC bus driver fired for running a red light and almost hitting a pedestrian says she couldn’t have stopped safely. President of ATU, Local 113, Bob Kinnear has asked that the driver and single mother of two keep working for the TTC in a non-vehicle job. “We believe that most people, if they knew the full circumstances of the incident, would be willing to give this single mother of two a second chance — if not as a vehicle operator, then in a non-vehicle job at the TTC,” Kinnear stated Tuesday. ATU, Local 113 has also released a letter written by the bus driver in part of its attempt to get the single mother a “compassionate penalty.” In her letter, the driver says she feels horrible about what happened. “I didn’t feel that I could have stopped safely without ending up in the intersection, regardless,” she wrote. “I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart. This was an unacceptable lack of judgment on my part by not noticing the light, but I was at the commitment point by the time I saw it.”
COP FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES IN YATIM’S DEATH
The Toronto police officer accused in the killing 18-year-old Sammy Yatim is now facing an additional charge in the case. Const. James Forcillo is reportedly facing an attempted murder charge in addition to a second-degree murder charge. The new charge is thought to act as an alternative for the jury if they can’t find Forcillo guilty of murder. Forcillo, 31, is scheduled to appear in court today. Sammy Yatim died July 27, 2013 after an altercation with police aboard a streetcar in downtown Toronto.
(PHOTO; The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)
PLANS FOR NEW DETROIT-WINDSOR BRIDGE TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY
An announcement today is expected about a new bridge planned between Detroit and Windsor to open in 2020. The Canadian government has agreed to finance the $1-billion bridge project. The total cost of the new bridge project will be about $4 billion, including work on freeway interchanges, customs plazas in both countries and infrastructure work. The final permit for the project was issued last month after a U.S. court rejected a request for an injunction filed by the private company that owns the existing Ambassador Bridge.
(PHOTO: The Canadian Press/Mark Spowart)
LEAFS SIGN GARDINER TO 5-YEAR DEAL
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed free agent defencemen Jake Gardiner to a five-year, $20.25 million contract extention yesterday. The 24-year-old defenceman scored 10 goals and 11 assists with Leafs in 2013-14 season. Gardiner was drafted in the 17th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks. He was acquired by the Leafs, along with Joffrey Lupul, in exchange for Francois Beauchemin. Gardiner has 17 goals and 48 assists in 167 career games.
(PHOTO: TORONTO SUN)
THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY…
This day in 2003, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, The Guess Who, Justin Timberlake, The Flaming Lips, Sass Jordan and The Isley Brother play a benefit concert in Toronto to prove that the city is safe from the SARS virus. With 450,000 spectators, it is the largest concert in Canadian history.