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Nicolas Cage vampire story travels in time, ages not one bit

Nicolas Cage is not and has never been a time-traveling vampire, he said Thursday on "Late Night With David Letterman," when the host presented him with photographic "evidence" of the aforementioned scenario.

But it appears the "Nic is a time-traveling vampire" story is a bit more undead than Cage himself: It was born last September when an EBay seller posted a Civil War-era photo with the title "Nicolas Cage Is a Vampire/Photo From 1870/ Tennessee" and a starting bid of $1 million.

"My theory is that he allows himself to age to a certain point, maybe 70, 80 or so, then the actor 'Nicolas Cage' will 'die,' " antiques seller Jack Mord of Seattle joked to the Daily Mail back in September. "But in reality, the undead vampire 'Nicolas Cage' will have rejuvenated himself and appeared in some other part of the world, young again, and ready to start all over."

As logical -- ahem -- as that theory might sound, Cage shot it down fairly quickly Thursday, noting that a picture was in fact involved, and "you can't take pictures of vampires."

Duh.

Also, he said, "I don't drink blood, and the last time I looked in the mirror, I had a reflection, so I'm just not going to go with this vampire theory. I'm not going to do it."

Next interview, we hope Letterman addresses the whole "Man Inside the Nicolas Cage Costume" issue, as broached by the Onion News Network, below.

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Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe, George Lucas hit Scream Awards

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It's that magical time of year in Hollywood when the weather turns, pumpkins are carved and super-famous people congregate in celebration of things that make us scream — and because it's Hollywood, it's safest to throw in few awards along the way. Say, some Scream Awards.

Spike TV hosted its 2011 Scream Awards bash Saturday at Universal Studios Hollywood's Falls Lake, where the likes of Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe and Nicolas Cage came to honor the fans of their various franchises.

PHOTOS: Spike TV's 2011 Scream Awards at Universal Studios Hollywood

A shrieking blond in the jaws of a giant claw crane opened the show, giving way to the Hero Award — presented this year to Robert Downey Jr. His legion of fans waved signs featuring the actor in the style of Shepherd Fairey's famous "Change" poster.

Backstage, Bradley Cooper lounged in the green room before accepting a prize for "Limitless," which was named best thriller. Amber Heard, star of the now-defunct "Playboy Club," teetered around in stilettos on the arm of a male companion, and Joseph Gordon Levitt chatted up his "Dark Knight Rises" costar Hathaway.

Hathaway and Levitt joined Gary Oldman in scooping up the trophy for most anticipated film for "Rises," which arrives next year directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale. 

Speaking of bail — bad boy Cage came in recognition of his Maverick Award, through a firestorm of lights and pyro.

Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens turned some heads, even thrilling fans including Kal Penn and John Cho, while the Ministry witnessed what was possibly the best-ever run-in at the bar: George Lucas and a Darth Vader performer waiting together for some cocktails. 

To mark the end of the "Harry Potter" franchise and thank the fans one more time, Radcliffe appeared via live feed from New York's Lincoln Center, where Samuel L. Jackson introduced the boy wizard for a tribute.

The Scream Awards air at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Spike.

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Photo: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway and Gary Oldman accept the Most Anticipated trophy for "The Dark Knight Rises" at the 2011 Scream Awards. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images



Weston Cage, wife Nikki Williams arrested on felony domestic violence charges

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Weston Cage and Nikki Williams, married all of three months or so, were arrested Monday morning and booked on felony domestic violence charges after a brouhaha at their apartment that resulted in a call to 911.

Williams allegedly cut Cage on the arm with a broken bottle, punched him wildly and threatened to jump off the balcony, according to TMZ, which reported there were visible injuries on both parties.

Sources told the website Tuesday that the place had been trashed and that the woman who called 911 from the apartment delivered "blood-curdling screams."

Weston, the son of Nicolas Cage, was hospitalized in early June after getting in a fight with trainer Kevin Villegas that spilled out of the Farmer's Kitchen restaurant and into a Hollywood street. Villegas -- reportedly hired by Nicolas to track down Weston -- was saying Weston Cage was mentally ill and needed help, according to a man who called 911 to summon police to that scene.

The couple, who were married April 24 after a one-week engagement, reportedly got out of rehab only days ago.

Cage was out of jail on $50,000 bail shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. Flashing a bloodied bandage on his left arm, he told photographers on his way out of the LAPD's Hollywood station, "Don't get married."

Williams' bail was also set at $50,000.

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Photo: Weston Cage, left, with father Nicolas Cage in 2007. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times


Nicolas Cage's son Weston Cage hospitalized after fight in Hollywood

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Weston Coppola Cage, son of actor Nicolas Cage, was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after police responded to a fight he was allegedly involved in on the streets of Hollywood. 

The 20-year-old was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with unspecified injuries, a source told L.A. Now. His father joined him at the hospital.

Police responded to reports of a fight at the intersection of Ivar and Selma avenues, but no arrests were made and there was no criminal investigation underway, an Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman told E! News. Weston Cage may have argued with his trainer after being told he couldn't eat something on the menu at the Farmer's Kitchen restaurant, TMZ reported, with the spat turning physical and spilling out into the street. 

When police arrived, they told Cage that if he didn't get down on the ground they would tase him, TMZ said. The Eyes of Nocturn singer complied, with police reportedly handcuffing him and later strapping him to a gurney. A psychiatric hold was possible, though not confirmed, with restaurant workers telling the website Cage appeared to be under the influence of something.

A source also said Weston Cage had argued Tuesday morning with his new wife, Nikki Williams, 22. The couple were married April 24 in New Orleans after a one-week engagement.

A drunk Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans in April on suspicion of domestic abuse and disturbing the peace. Prosecutors later declined to pursue charges, the actor's attorney said in May.

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Photo: Weston Cage, left, with father Nicolas Cage in 2007. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times

 


Nicolas Cage: Before New Orleans arrest, a tattoo shop; after, bail by Dog the Bounty Hunter

Events surrounding Nicolas Cage's arrest and release are rolling out in that only-in-Hollywood way -- which is rather delightful, given that events went down in New Orleans.

Nicolas Cage booking photo from his New Orleans arrest "Was he drunk again?" a French Quarter resident asked news station WGNO on Saturday. (More on that later.)

The Oscar winner, it seems, was bailed out by none other than reality-TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman -- that's right, "Dog the Bounty Hunter," whose wife, Beth, said Saturday on Twitter, "My guy just walked out of the jail ... 8 hours holy cow that's a lot of time toProcess one guy."

"I am a truly dedicated fan of Mr. Cage," the Dog said in a statement, "and will not be granting any interviews about my client as I wish to respect his privacy. I performed my duties as a bail bondsman and not in connection with our show. This is what I do for a living."

Evidence of Cage's where-do-I-live confusion was seen before his arrest, when the actor swung by a tattoo parlor, demanding ink and asking employees to call the police for him because he couldn't remember where he lived, said TMZ, which has surveillance video in which he appears to be arguing with friends and his wife, Alice Kim.

A cabbie had called 911 to report Cage's Rue Dumaine spat with Kim, during which he grabbed her by her upper arm, police said, and pulled her toward a residence he believed was theirs.

"Nicolas is one of our best clients and normally such a gentleman," the dispatcher for the cab company told Radar Online. "He is a big tipper and always very kind. His arrest is quite shocking to me because I like him a lot."

But back to "Was he drunk again?": On March 4, the actor got a police escort out of the upscale restaurant Stella!, the New Orleans Times-Picayune said -- and an eyewitness wrote about the incident for the May edition of GQ.

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Nicolas Cage out on $11,000 bail after New Orleans arrest

Alice Kim and Nicolas Cage, who was arrested in New Orleans on a charge of domestic abuse battery Nicolas Cage was arrested Friday in New Orleans on a domestic abuse charge after an allegedly drunken argument with his wife, Alice Kim, about whether the French Quarter residence they were standing in front of was in fact their rental. On Saturday, police released more details about the arrest.

During the couple's fight, a New Orleans Police Dept. spokesman said, Cage allegedly grabbed Kim by the upper arm and pulled her toward the house that he insisted -- and she disagreed -- was their rental. The "Drive Angry 3D" star, 47, then started hitting parked cars on the street and tried to get into a cab, police said, until an officer who'd been flagged down by onlookers told him to get out of the taxi.

Cage then challenged officers to arrest him, TMZ first reported, ultimately getting his wish.

Nicolas Cage booking photo after he was arrested in New Orleans The "Leaving Las Vegas" Academy Award winner was booked at 6:33 a.m. CDT Saturday on charges of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness. Cage was released from Orleans Parish Prison several hours later on $11,000 bail.

The incident went down on Dumaine Street, WGNO reported. Cage did own the LaLaurie Mansion on Royal Street in the French Quarter for a couple of years before losing it and a Garden District home to foreclosure in 2009. A Bel-Air mansion owned by Cage, which had $18 million in loans against it and was listed for sale at $35 million in 2006, reverted to the lender after a failed bank auction in April 2010; a new owner picked up the 11,871-square-foot digs for a mere $10.5 million last November.

Hey, at least he didn't break into a quaint-looking bank, thinking it was home sweet home.

Cage, who according to IMDb currently makes in the neighborhood of $6 million to $7.5 million per live-action film, is due in court May 31.

Kim is the actor's third wife (Patricia Arquette was No. 1 and Lisa Marie Presley was No. 2). Cage and Kim married in 2004 and have a son, Kal-El, born in 2005. Weston Cage, the actor's 20-year-old son with Christina Fulton, wrote and performed the title track for dad's "Drive Angry."

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Photos, from top: Alice Kim and Nicolas Cage at the hand and footprints ceremony for producer Jerry Bruckheimer in Hollywood in May 2010; Cage in a booking photo released Saturday by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. Credits:Mario Anzuoni / Reuters; Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office / Associated Press



Report: Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans for alleged domestic abuse, disturbing the peace

Nicolascagestory Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans early Saturday morning and faces charges of domestic abuse and disturbing the peace, TMZ reported.

Apparently trouble started when a cab driver spotted the "Drive Angry 3D" star arguing very loudly with his wife, Alice. The cabbie claimed the couple were screaming at each other and that Cage grabbed his wife. That's when he called the police.

TMZ reported that officers tried to break up the fight, urging the couple to go home, but Cage was "very drunk" and allegedly asked them, "Why don't you just arrest me?" After a few more dares, police took him in.

According to TMZ, Nic was later released after posting $11,000 bail.

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Photo: Nicolas Cage in a booking photo released by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. Credit: Associated Press


'Drive Angry' movie premieres with Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard at the wheel

"Drive Angry" movie premieres with Amber Heard, Nicolas CageNicolas Cage and Amber Heard hit the red carpet outside Hollywood's ArcLight on Tuesday night to launch their new film, "Drive Angry," a wait-till-Daddy-gets-home tale of 3D-action proportions.

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Cage's Milton, you see, is back from the dead and mad as hell at the guy who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby, with Heard coming along for the fun as a recently unemployed waitress who sees him as a sort of father figure.

Make that a father figure who drives a tricked-out 1969 Dodge Charger and does most of his own driving stunts.

"It's no secret I like to drive and drive fast," Cage said last summer at a Comic-Con 2010 panel discussion of the film, directed and co-written by Patrick Lussier.

Other cast members at the premiere included William Fichtner, Charlotte Ross and Billy Burke of "Twilight" fame, cast in "Drive Angry" as a bad dude instead of a good dad. Click the pics for more photos from the red carpet.

Heard, appropriately enough, showed up with her non-industry dad, David Heard. On Cage's team? His 20-year-old son, Weston Cage, who wrote and performed the film's title track and showed up with Nikki Williams on his arm.

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Photos: Nicolas Cage on the red carpet alone, left, and with Amber Heard, right, for the "Drive Angry" premiere in Hollywood on Feb. 22, 2011. Credits: Jason Merritt / Getty Images


Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman premiere 'Season of the Witch' in New York

Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman at the Season of the Witch premiere

It was the witching hour in New York as Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Claire Foy braved the winter weather Tuesday night for the red-carpet premiere of their spooky new film, "Season of the Witch."

"Season of the Witch" was directed by Dominic Sena -- who also worked with Cage in the car-heist remake "Gone in 60 Seconds" -- and has Cage and Perlman playing 14th century knights who return from the Crusades to find their town in ruin with all fingers pointing to a young girl (Foy) suspected of being a witch.

Season of the Witch pictures Both Cage and Perlman are known more for motorcycles as of late, with Cage in the "Ghost Rider" movies and Perlman in the F/X biker drama "Sons of Anarchy." And though motorcycles weren't exactly en vogue in the Middle Ages, the two had the four-legged equestrian equivalent.

So what was it like to trade a Harley (or their manufacturer of choice) for a horse?

"This was my first time on a horse," Cage told New York magazine, "and at first I was nervous about it. But then as I started to do it more and more I began to comfort myself with the knowledge that this is one of the oldest relationships in the history of mankind, the relationship between man and horse. And it's natural, it's a fit, and now I really love it."

"Season of the Witch" hits theaters Friday. Click the picture of Foy, above, for more photos from the red carpet.

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Photos: Nicolas Cage, top left, and Ron Perlman at the "Season of the Witch" premiere in New York. Claire Foy, above right, also made the premiere. Credits: Larry Busacca / Getty Images



Gyllenhaal, Cruise, Cage turn out for 'Prince of Persia' premiere, Bruckheimer footprint blowout

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley were among cast members on the red carpet for the "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" premiere Monday in Hollywood -- but thanks to a ceremony recognizing producer Jerry Bruckheimer, they had more than the usual crop of famous friends on scene.

Bruckheimer promo Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Billy Bob Thornton and Eddie Murphy showed to see Bruckheimer smush his hands and feet into cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre, to introduce screenings of Bruckheimer's  "National Treasure," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Armageddon," "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop" -- or to do both. (Click on the picture at right to launch a photo gallery from the day's events.)

Fans paid $30 a pop to see their fave of those films at the Mann Chinese 6 or El Capitan theaters, popcorn and a soda included. The screenings were part of "A Cinematic Celebration of Jerry Bruckheimer," the purpose of which is pretty clear in the title -- though we must say, all day the Ministry has been fighting the urge to stage a car or jet chase or set off a major explosion right here on the blog. 

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