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Selma Blair was in control on June 6 in New York at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

It sounds like a scene from a movie she could have been in: Selma Blair flipped out on an airplane, prompting a visit from paramedics on the runway in Los Angeles.

TMZ reported that the 43-year-old actress attracted attention when she screamed, “He burns my private parts. He won’t let me eat or drink. He beats me. He’s going to kill me” on a Delta flight going from Cancun to Southern California.

According to People magazine, the star was greeted by emergency workers at LAX when the plane landed, and she was taken to a Los Angeles hospital on Monday.

A source told People, “It looks like she had taken a combination of prescription medication with alcohol.”

Passengers (including nurses) on the plane told TMZ that Blair, who was returning from a Father’s Day vacation with her 4-year-old son Arthur and his dad (and her ex) Jason Bleick, was seated in first class, drinking wine, when she broke down in tears and began to rant.

Bleick hasn’t commented, but on Tuesday, he posted a photo of the youngster on Instagram, with the caption: “A new day & an early morning stick hunt with dad.”


The U.K. Daily Mail has issued an exclusive report from the May 28 opening of the new Church of Scientology studio complex in Hollywood, and it looks like a doozy.

The $50 million facility on Sunset Boulevard, as big as Paramount Pictures in size, not only will produce films — with its most famous proponent, Tom Cruise — but has set up a CNN-style news operation.

Although Scientology officials said 10,000 people were at the closely guarded opening, the Daily Mail reported significantly fewer in attendance.

In a press release, leader David Miscavige said, “Our facilities will be open for all manner of community events, telethons, religious programming of all faiths, you name it.”

Why don’t we quite believe that?


Three amazing local pianists have made the quarter-finals of the seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition in progress in Fort Worth, Texas: Brianna Donaldson, 35, a nonprofit director from Santa Cruz, excellently played works by Medtner; Shinji Wada, 40, a human resources director from Foster City, performed works by Scriabin and Rachmaninoff and Ken Iisaka, 47, a software engineer from Foster City (competing for the third time), played Ravel’s “Sonatine.” The contest, which showcases the world’s best nonprofessional pianists over 35, continues through Saturday.


Actor Donald Faison is 42. … TV personality Carson Daly is 43. … Novelist Dan Brown is 52. … Actress Amy Brenneman is 52. … Singer Cyndi Lauper is 63. … Actress Meryl Streep is 67. … Singer Todd Rundgren is 68. … Singer Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon is 72. … Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson is 80. … Sen. Dianne Feinstein is 83.

— Staff, wire reports

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