• Actor Emile Hirsch jailed for assault on movie exec

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    LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Emile Hirsch was sentenced to two weeks in jail after pleading guilty to assaulting a Paramount movie executive at the Sundance Film Festival, US media reported.

    The “Into the Wild” star also was fined $4,750 and sentenced to 50 hours of community service for attacking executive Daniele Bernfeld at a disco in Park City in January, at a hearing in the Utah city that hosts the famous festival.

    The actor — who earlier said he was drunk and does not recall the incident — said there was “no excuse. It was wrong, reckless.”

    “I thought I was going to die,” he added.

    Hirsch, 30, recently went to rehab for alcohol addiction.

    He also apologized to Bernfeld.

    The actor is known for edgy and challenging roles — such as AIDS and LGBT rights activist Cleve Jones in “Milk.”

    AFP

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