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Joe Francis apologizes for attacking jury

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Joe Francis isn’t denying he had an “appalling” interview with The Hollywood Reporter, but at least he’s sorry that he went off at the mouth.

In Wednesday’s article, Francis rants against the L.A. jury that found him guilty of false imprisonment and assault likely to cause great bodily injury.

Francis, who used the “R” word (retarded), still maintains his innocence against allegations by three women who went back to his Bel-Air mansion after a night of partying in 2011.

“I want that jury to know that each and every one of you are mentally f---ing retarded, and you should be euthanized because, as Darwin said, you have naturally selected yourself,” he told THR, adding. “They should all be lined up and shot!"

In a statement, Francis blames being “manipulated” by the media,” but deeply regrets the remarks: “They were hurtful and do not reflect my true feelings.” He faces a maximum of five years in prison at sentencing in July but plans to appeal.

Together again

Break up. Rinse. Repeat. Miley Cyrus can’t let go of Liam Hemsworth The two lovebirds hit a rough patch and halted wedding plans but apparently are back under one roof, reports UsWeekly. Her engagement ring has reappeared, too. Hemsworth’s actor siblings can’t be happy. Chris and Luke reportedly staged a “Miley intervention” with Liam last month.


Forget office space, Ron Livingston needs nursery space. The Boardwalk Empire star, 45, and wife Rosemarie DeWitt, 38, had a daughter named Gracie.


Peta Murgatroyd is a tough cookie. The Dancing with the Stars pro found out that she had been performing for six weeks with a fractured and dislocated tailbone: “It’s crazy how the body can keep going through the pain.”

‘Client from hell’

Publicist Jonathan Jaxson doesn’t have many nice things to say about his ex client, Tardy to the Party star Kim Zolciak. In his new memoir, Don’t You Know Who I Am Yet? Jaxson rips the singer/entrepreneur calling her (among other choice words) “a chain smoker who enjoys drinking, spending money, cussing like a sailor and causing drama.”

Caught in the web

Kendall Jenner got a response from rock royal Frances Bean Cobain after the reality star tweeted that she wished “things could be easier.” Ruh roh! Cobain shot back calling KJ a “self involved” “idiot.”

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