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Fast Track: Peter Jackson has been aiding the West Memphis Three?

August 19, 2011
  • The Oscar-winning director, seen here on the set of "The Lovely Bones," has been funding legal efforts to free the West Memphis Three for years.
The Oscar-winning director, seen here on the set of "The Lovely Bones,"… (Barry Wetcher / DreamWorks )

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday.

Oscar winner Peter Jackson and his partner have reportedly been behind legal efforts to free the West Memphis Three for years. (Deadline)

The actor set to play Frank-N-Furter in a San Diego production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" has dropped out after it was revealed locally that he seduced a 15-year-old girl. (Los Angeles Times)

Betty White has been voted America's "most trusted" celebrity. (Los Angeles Times)

End of the road for Kat Von D: Her "L.A. Ink" is ending. (Los Angeles Times)

Emilio Estevez says Charlie Sheen is a "completely different guy." So ... no more Vatican warlock assassin? (Access Hollywood)

Burt Reynolds is facing foreclosure on his Florida home. (TCPalm)

First Ridley Scott returned to "Alien," now he's coming back to "Blade Runner." Will "Legend" ever get a follow-up? (Los Angeles Times)

Disney's D23 celebration starts today, mixing Muppets, Marvel and Mickey. (Los Angeles Times)

The academy's long-planned Oscar museum has had a rocky path and the future is still uncertain. (Hollywood Reporter)

Anthony Bourdain is picking a fight with Paula Deen. (E! Online)

Kim Kardashian is getting married Saturday. Were you invited? (E! Online)

Josh Groban will spend a day on "The Office." (People)

Kanye West has reportedly re-recorded "Back to Black" in honor of Amy Winehouse. (NME)

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