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Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles’ Josh Altman and Wife Heather Expecting Second Child

It looks like Million Dollar Listing Josh Altman might be on the market for a bigger house. He and his wife Heather are expecting baby no. 2.

The couple revealed the news to Extra on Wednesday, January 9. Heather explained that this time around when she found out she was pregnant was a little different than the first. “We were actually together when I took the pregnancy test so we found out together, which was nice because last time, he was in Miami,” Heather, 33, told Extra. Josh, 39, chimed in, I had to get on the first flight home!’

The couple shares their 21-month-old daughter Alexis. The pair is already accustomed to a high pressured chaotic environment due to their line of work so they are ready and excited to bring another little one into the mix.

“It’s totally going to get easier. Just kidding,” Josh joked to Extra. Heather added, “Happy chaos.”

Josh and Heather now have the parenting thing down and know what to expect. They look forward to going into baby no.2 with a more relaxed attitude. “Not to be so crazy about everything. I’m not going to have you take off your shoes every time. You know, the rules will be a little more flexible this time,” Heather explained. Josh also made sure to point out that the real estate agents’ world “revolves around” their daughter  “and it’s going to revolve around [their second child too].”

And the biggest learning lesson they have learned from their daughter Alexis just goes with the flow, it’s the couple’s new mantra. “We kind of go with it. Our house is a mess. We are used to that,” he said. “We aren’t even going to try to clean it up anymore. Movie theaters gone, it is now a playroom.”

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Marta Heflin Dies, Actress Often Worked with Robert Altman

09/26/2013 at 08:30 AM EDT

Marta Heflin, the niece of the Oscar-winning actor Van Heflin and an accomplished actress in her own right, died Sept. 18 after a lengthy illness, according to a paid obituary in The New York Times. She was 68.

A stage and cabaret performer with large eyes and a waifish frame that often belied her commanding presence, Heflin frequently worked with film director Robert Altman, in such movies as Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Altman and Heflin also worked on the Broadway stage version together), A Perfect Couple and A Wedding.

In addition, reports The Times, Heflin appeared in the Barbra Streisand version of A Star Is Born and Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy. On TV, her roles included those on the NBC soap The Doctors and in playwright Arthur Miller’s Playing for Time, with Vanessa Redgrave, a TV movie set in a German concentration camp.

Taking note of Hefln’s illustrious family – in his long career, Van Heflin’s credits included Johnny Eager, Shane, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers and the original Airport – the Hollywood Reporter notes that her mother, Julia Heflin, was a theater producer and journalist, and relatives include cousin Jonathan Kaplan, the film director, and uncle Sol Kaplan, the prolific Hollywood composer.

Her family asks that donations be made in Heflin’s name to Animal Haven, a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.


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Tyler Clementi Case: Charges Against Dharun Ravi Will Not Be Dismissed

Tyler Clementi Case: Charges Against Dharun Ravi Will Not Be Dismissed

Tyler Clementi (left) and Dharun Ravi

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North/AP

Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman refused to dismiss criminal charges against defendant Dharun Ravi in the Tyler Clementi case on Friday. Ravi stands accused of using a webcam to stream coverage of his Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi with another man last September.

Clementi committed suicide last fall following the incident.

“I’m finding there is testimony to support these charges,” Judge Berman said during the hearing.

Defense attorney Steven Altman also asked the judge to make the prosecution give them the name of “M.B.,” the man Clementi was with when Ravi allegedly spied on them; turn over Clementi’s laptop to them; and release police reports about Clementi’s suicide. The judge said the prosecution has to give Altman the name and birth date of “M.B.” but issued a protective order saying Altman cannot release the information to anyone but his client or investigator.

“I recognize “M.B.” has limited knowledge about this case. … I’m balancing his right to privacy with Mr. Ravi’s right to defend himself,” the judge said.

Saying he had “serious doubts” about the relevance of Altman’s request for Clementi’s computer and the police reports about his suicide, the judge nonetheless said the prosecution must provide them to him to inspect before he rules. He then scheduled another hearing for Oct. 20 where he will rule on whether Altman will get those documents, if he has not ruled before then.

“I’m disappointed but it’s really what I expected,” Altman said after the hearing of the judge denying his motion to dismiss the charges against Ravi. “I’m relatively pleased with his decisions about discovery.”

In May, Molly Wei – the other defendant in the case – was accepted into a program for first-time offenders in exchange for agreeing to testify against Ravi. Wei, 19, also has to perform 300 hours of community service, undergo counseling and work full time (or part time if she is in school).

If she successfully meets those conditions, the two invasion of privacy charges against her will be dismissed after three years.

Tyler Clementi’s Final Days

 

Tyler Clementi's Final Days

Tyler Clementi (left) and Dharun Ravi

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North/AP



From the very beginning it seems Tyler Clementi and Dharun Ravi were not a roommate match made in heaven, according to court documents released Thursday.

Having first checked out the other online, Ravi was alarmed when he saw a Facebook profile of someone with Tyler’s first name who was “flamboyantly gay,” the documents say.

“Upon learning that his roommate was actually Tyler, the defendant commented that his real roommate was ‘also gay but regular gay,’ ” according to a motion to dismiss all charges against Ravi filed Wednesday by his attorney, Steven Altman.

In April a grand jury approved 15 charges against Ravi, including intimidation and bias as well as offenses related to trying to cover up his own actions after Tyler committed suicide last Sept. 22.

“The evidence presented to the Grand Jury was insufficient to establish the elements of any of the crimes charged,” Altman wrote.

Worried About Spying

Yet the emails and texts do show that after school started in late August 2010, Tyler sensed Ravi was “uncomfortable” with his homosexuality, because he changed his clothes in his closet. Tyler had also noticed that Ravi had his webcam pointed toward him and was worried he was spying on him.

But it wasn’t until after his Sept. 19 encounter in his dorm room with a man identified only as M.B. that Tyler’s suspicions were confirmed.

The following night, Tyler checked Ravi’s Twitter account and saw his posting saying, “Turned on iChat and saw my roommate making out with a dude. Yay.”

Tyler chatted online with a friend about it around 11:35 p.m. “When I first read the tweet I def[initely] felt violated,” he wrote to someone identified only as H.Y. “But then when I remembered what actually happened. .Idk [(I don’t know)] … Doesn’t seem s0000 bad lol.”

A few hours later, Tyler went online and requested a new roommate. “Roommate used webcam to spy on me,” he wrote. “Want a single room.”

He also sought advice on an online message board on Sept. 21. He described Ravi’s behavior as “obnoxious,” and his own level of annoyance as “kinda pissed.”

Ravi, meanwhile, told one friend he was “creeped out” by what he saw and said the webcam “keeps the gays away,” the documents show.

Final Message

At around 6 p.m. on Sept. 21, Tyler texted Ravi asking to ask to use the room again that night. About 40 minutes later, Ravi posted to his Twitter, “Anyone with iChat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 and 12. Yes, it’s happening again.”

Documents says Tyler met M.B. in his room around 10:19 p.m., but not before unplugging the computer, and on the following day, Sept. 22, Ravi and Tyler did not see each other much.

Ravi told police he last saw Tyler around 4:30 p.m. Tyler was last seen at Rutgers around 6:30 p.m.

He sent a text message to H.Y. at 7:15 p.m., and at 8:42 p.m. used his cell phone to send a text message to Facebook and update his status. It read: “Jumping off the gw [George Washington] bridge, sorry.”