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Originally posted 04/17/2011 04:00PM
Nicolas Cage received the help of an unlikely ally after being arrested in New Orleans.
Reality star Duane 'Dog' Chapman – aka Dog the Bounty Hunter – posted the actor's $11,000 bond after he was charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace Saturday in the French Quarter.
"I am a truly dedicated fan of Mr. Cage and will not be granting any interviews about my client as I wish to respect his privacy," Chapman, 58, told E! News in a statement.
Originally posted 04/16/2011 12:55PM
Nicolas Cage was arrested Saturday morning in New Orleans.
The actor, 47, who is filming a movie in the area, was taken into custody and charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace after an argument in the French Quarter with wife Alice Kim, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
"Cage and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting. She disagreed, and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address. There were no visible signs of injury on his wife's arm," the NOPD said in a statement.
Originally posted 07/12/2010 10:45AM
It will be a few years before he watches Leaving Las Vegas, but Wednesday night marked a movie milestone for Nicolas Cage's 4-year-old son, Kal.
"This is the first time my youngest son is ever going to see me in a movie, so we'll see what happens," Cage said at the Cinema Society and Amnesty International screening of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, due in theaters July 14, in New York.
Then, turning to his wife of six years, Alice, he asked: "What does Kal think I do for a living?"
Originally posted 01/27/2010 11:45AM
The dipping real-estate market obviously is affecting everyone, including Oscar winners. One current casualty: Nicolas Cage, already beset by financial woes.
The Leaving Las Vegas and Honeymoon in Vegas star's foreclosed, 14,300-sq.-ft. home in the Nevada tourist destination may have sold for $4.95 million on its first day on the market, but Cage paid $8.5 million for it in 2006, the Associated Press reports.
The residence otherwise screams Vegas splendor: six bedrooms, seven-and-a-half baths, a 16-car subterranean garage, a theater and a glorious view of the city's downtown Strip.
Originally posted 01/15/2010 11:45PM
Nicolas Cage is determined to get his financial house in order and to pay the IRS all that he owes in back taxes.
While the government recently placed a tax lien on his real-estate holdings, including an additional $6.7 million from 2008, "over the course of my career I have paid at least $70 million in taxes, unfortunately, due to a recent legal situation, another approximate $14 million is owed to the IRS," Cage tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "However, I am under new business management and am happy to say that I am current for 2009, all taxes will be paid including any to be determined state taxes."
Cage will next be seen in the thriller Season of the Witch in March.
Originally posted 12/26/2009 07:10PM
Nic Cage isn't being sued for fraud and lawyers for a real estate company are going after him for much less than a previously reported $36.7 million, PEOPLE clarifies.
Cage, who says he's facing financial ruin after allegedly being duped by his former accountant, is being sued by Red Curb Investments for failure to pay back approximately $3 million in loans.
Red Curb, a small private lender, is also seeking more than $3 million each from his former accountant and a mortgage broker, accusing them of defrauding the real estate company by not disclosing Cage's true financial picture, including his enormous tax debt.
Marty Singer, Cage's lawyer, tells PEOPLE: "Any claims that Nic Cage engaged in fraud or wrongful conduct is absurd and ridiculous."
Originally posted 12/08/2009 06:30PM
Nicolas Cage's financial and legal nightmare continues to grow.
Christina Fulton, mother of Cage's eldest child Weston, 18, is suing the actor for fraud and breach of contract, alleging she's been caught in the web of his financial mismanagement and is now more than $1.2 million in debt herself, Los Angeles court papers show.
Cage stated in an October lawsuit he faces financial ruin after allegedly being duped by a former accountant, Samuel Levin. The actor currently owes $6.3 million in back taxes, recently defaulted on a $2 million loan, and has begun a massive sell-off of homes, cars, yachts and other possessions to recoup his losses.
Originally posted 12/05/2009 08:00AM
Fans of Fantasia will remember the animated version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, but next July Nicolas Cage is bringing it to the screen in live action.
The actor plays a wizard who empowers his apprentice (played by Jake Cherry) as a boy and, later, Jay Baruchel as a young adult.
"He's more like a rock star," producer Jerry Bruckheimer tells PEOPLE about the film, due in theaters July 10. Like the animated version, this Sorcerer's Apprentice will also feature those dancing brooms. "We did it in a realistic way," Bruckheimer says. "The [brooms] are really dancing and doing their thing."
For more photos of the film, pick up PEOPLE, on newsstands now
Originally posted 11/17/2009 07:00PM
While Nicholas Cage is claiming that bad money management is behind his financial collapse, the former accountant who worked with the star claims that it's Cage who is to blame for his own ruin.
In documents filed in L.A. Superior Court, Samuel J. Levin, Cage's former financial advisor, paints a portrait of the 45-year-old star as an out-of-control and debt ridden spender who bucked any attempt to reign in his over-the-top lifestyle.
Cage claims in his filing that "Samuel J. Levin, "lined his [own] pockets with several million dollars in business management fees while sending Cage down a path toward financial ruin." Levin denies the claims, saying he was paid a standard fee for a business manager.
Originally posted 11/13/2009 07:00PM
Nicolas Cage's next film may take place in New Orleans, but the debt-plagued actor can now no longer claim to be a resident of the Big Easy.
Cage, 45 who filed a lawsuit blaming his financial collapse on his longtime business partner, had his two historic French Quarter homes purchased in a foreclosure auction Thursday.
The houses went for $4.5 million – about two-thirds the appraised value – to Cage's lender, Regions bank, the lone bidder. Movers were seen clearing Cage's belongings on Friday.
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