Actress Sienna Miller said Friday that she had a “brief encounter” with James Bond star Daniel Craig, but insisted a British tabloid misconstrued the nature of the relationship based on a hacked voicemail message.
Miller told Britain’s phone-hacking trial that she probably did leave a message for Craig that ended “I love you.” But she said she always signed off to family and friends that way.
“The thing that’s been slightly misconstrued about this voicemail message is the fact that I said I love you and that this was some incredibly important declaration of love,” Miller said.
“I had always ended my phone calls to Daniel ‘I love you’; it was a declaration of friendship.”
Miller testified by video link to the London court from New Orleans at the trial of two former News of the World editors, and five others, over phone hacking and other wrongdoing at the now-defunct tabloid.
The defendants deny a variety of charges, including phone hacking, bribery and obstructing a police investigation.
L.A. D.A. won’t charge West
No charges will be filed against rapper Kanye West for allegedly punching a person at a Beverly Hills chiropractor’s office, the L.A. County district attorney’s office said Friday.
The alleged incident occurred Jan. 13 after West’s fiancée, Kim Kardashian, entered the office at the same time as the alleged victim. The alleged victim held the door open for Kardashian, “words were exchanged, and both parties report victim used a racial epithet,” the district attorney’s office said in a statement.
Kardashian relayed the verbal encounter to West, apparently by cell phone, according to media reports. West went to the chiropractor’s office and shortly afterward, he and Kardashian found the alleged victim in the waiting room. West punched the person an unknown number of times, according to the district attorney’s office. No significant injuries were documented at the time of the initial report, the office said.
The victim’s attorney indicated a civil compromise had been reached with West, and although a police report was filed, the victim declined to seek criminal prosecution, the district attorney’s office said.
The birthday bunch
Actor Stuart Whitman is 86. Singer Don Everly is 77. Actor Garrett Morris is 77. Singer Ray Sawyer (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) is 77. Jazz musician Joe Sample is 75. Comedian Terry Jones is 72. Rock musician Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 64. Blues singer-musician Sonny Landreth is 63. Actor-writer-producer Bill Mumy is 60. Lisa Marie Presley is 46. Comedian-actor Pauly Shore is 46. Rock musician Patrick Wilson (Weezer) is 45. Rock singer-musician Andrew VanWyngarden is 31. TV personality Lauren Conrad is 28. Actress-singer Heather Morris (TV: “Glee”) is 27. Pop singer Harry Styles (One Direction) is 20.