Lane Garrison of TV's Prison Break can't recall the accident in which the car he was driving crashed into a tree, killing a teenage passenger and injuring two others, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Harland Braun told celebrity news Web site TMZ.com that Garrison's first memory was waking up in a Los Angeles hospital while being treated for minor injuries after the Saturday night crash. Police said witnesses told them that Garrison, 26, who plays Tweener on the Fox series, showed signs he may have been drinking. Lt. Mitch McCann wouldn't tell the Associated Press whether police tested Garrison's blood-alcohol level. It could take eight weeks to decide whether to press charges, McCann said.
Police withheld the identities of the teenagers. Braun said the teens recognized Garrison at a grocery store and invited him to a party. Garrison left the party to go meet a woman and let the teens ride along, Braun said.
'Borat' lawsuits to get specific
Lawyers who filed a $30-million lawsuit against the makers of the hit movie Borat said they would refile the suit after a judge told them they must make specific allegations if they want their case to have a chance at success. The lawsuit alleges that residents of a remote Romanian village were duped into participating in what they thought was a documentary about poverty rather than a satirical comedy. The AP reported that U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in New York told the lawyers Monday that the suit would have to get specific about how the villagers were misled before she could order the moviemakers to turn over documents that might help the villagers build their case.
Andy Dick pulls a Michael Richards
Two weeks after Michael Richards' racist tirade at the Laugh Factory, another white comic has been forced to apologize for using the same racial slur while cracking jokes at L.A.'s Improv comedy club. According to TMZ.com, Andy Dick, a comic and former co-star of NewsRadio, was heckling comedian Ian Bagg during Bagg's routine Saturday. Dick hopped onstage and the subject of Richards came up. According to the site, "as Dick exited the stage, he suddenly grabbed the mic and shouted at the crowd, 'You're all a bunch of ... ' " using the same slur that got Richards in trouble. Dick issued an apology through his publicist Tuesday. "I chose to make a joke about a subject that is not funny," the statement said.