PEOPLE: Rebel Wilson wins defamation suit

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Actress wins defamation case against publisher

Rebel Wilson on Thursday won a defamation trial against a magazine publisher that the Australian actress accused of costing her Hollywood roles through articles that claimed she lied about her age, origins of her first name and her upbringing in Sydney.

The Victoria state Supreme Court jury of six women deliberated for two days before delivering its verdict against Bauer Media, publisher of Australian magazines Woman's Day, Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK.

Justice John Dixon will decide later how much money to award the 37-year-old actress.

"The reason I'm here is not for damages, it's to clear my name," Wilson told reporters outside court. "I was hoping the jury would do the right thing and send a message to these tabloids and they've done that so for me, it's over in my mind.



'Dodgeball' cast reunites for charity

Ben Stiller has brought Vince Vaughn and the rest of the cast of his 2004 film, "Dodgeball," back together for a charity fundraiser for the Stiller Foundation.

Stiller reprises his role as White Goodman, the uber-intense leader of a dodgeball team named the Purple Cobras, in a four-minute film released 13 years to the day of "Dodgeball's" premiere.

Donors to the fundraiser can enter a contest for a chance to play dodgeball with Stiller and Vaughn.



Israel's David Grossman wins International Booker Prize

Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize for his novel "A Horse Walks Into a Bar."

The award was announced Wednesday in London.

Grossman beat out five other finalists for the counterpart to Britain's prestigious Booker Prize. Grossman's novel is about a failing standup comic and his final performance.

The award has a prize of 50,000 pounds ($64,000) that is split evenly between Grossman and translator Jessica Cohen.



Today's birthdays: Actress Eileen Atkins is 83. Country singer Billy "Crash" Craddock is 79. Singer Eddie Levert of The O'Jays is 75. Actress Joan Van Ark is 74. Actress Laurie Metcalf is 62. Rapper MC Ren of N.W.A is 48. "American Idol" runner-up Diana DeGarmo is 30.

                                                                                 — The Associated Press




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