BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Sacheen Littlefeather says she paid a price when she decried Hollywood’s stereotyped portrayal of American Indians at the 1973 Oscars.

Littlefeather, who was sent by Marlon Brando to decline his best-actor award for “The Godfather,” says her high-profile advocacy put her life at risk and cut her acting career short.

She says when she visited Brando after the ceremony, bullets were fired at his front door. No one was injured.

Littlefeather, who went on to appear in just a handful of films, also claims the U.S. government encouraged the entertainment industry to avoid hiring her as part of its effort to quash American Indian activism.

She spoke Thursday during a presentation to TV critics on “Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian,” a documentary airing in November on the “Independent Lens” series.

Bullock wins restraining order

LOS ANGELES – A judge granted Sandra Bullock a three-year restraining order Friday against a man who has a history of stalking her and allegedly traveled cross-country to try to meet the actress after being released from a mental hospital.

Thomas James Weldon was ordered to refrain from trying to contact the actress or Louis Bardo Bullock, an infant boy she is in the process of adopting. The restraining order also protects the children of Bullock’s ex-husband, Jesse James. The children occasionally stay with the actress.

Bullock did not attend Friday’s hearing.

Bernie Mac’s widow sues doctor

CHICAGO – Comedian Bernie Mac’s widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the late comedian’s longtime doctor.

Rhonda McCullough alleges that a few weeks before Mac’s 2008 death, dermatologist Rene M. Earles didn’t recognize indications of respiratory failure and kept Mac at a clinic for several hours rather than call an ambulance.

Earles tells the Chicago Sun-Times that he was told Mac had been diagnosed with pneumonia in both lungs. He says he immediately advised Mac to go to a hospital and that Mac was taken to one in a chauffer-driven vehicle.

Denmark’s crown princess pregnant with twins

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – The Danish royal court says Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary is pregnant and expecting twins.

The court said in a statement Friday that the 38-year-old princess is due in January 2011.

She is expected to give birth at Rigshospitalet, the national hospital, in Copenhagen.

The announcement follows weeks of intense media speculation that the princess is pregnant.

The Tasmanian-born princess married Crown Prince Frederik in 2004.

The couple already have two children, 4-year-old Christian and 3-year-old Isabella.

Actors Amy Poehler, Will Arnett welcome second son to family

LOS ANGELES – It’s another boy for Amy Poehler and Will Arnett.

A spokesman for the couple said they welcomed son Abel James Arnett on Friday morning. Publicist Lewis Kay said Abel weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and the whole family is “healthy and resting comfortably.”

The two actors are also parents of another son, Archie, born in October 2008.

Poehler is up for an Emmy for her leading role on the NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation.” Her other credits include “Saturday Night Live” and the movie “Baby Mama.”

Arnett is also nominated for an Emmy this year for a guest appearance on “30 Rock.”



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