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Jack Bruce, Bassist of Rock Band Cream Dead at 71


Photo by Barbara Zanon/Redferns via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jack Bruce, bass player for legendary supergroup Cream, has died.  He was 71.

"It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend," the landing page of Bruce's website read. "The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."

Bruce formed Cream in the mid-sixties with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker; their name came from the notion all three of them were the "the cream of the crop" on their respective instruments. In addition to playing bass, Bruce also sang many of the band's best known tunes, and co-wrote classics like "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room" and "I Feel Free."  Bruce's bass playing influenced a generation of musicians, including Sting, and Geddy Lee of Rush.

"The sudden passing of Jack Bruce is terribly sad news," Lee told ABC News on Saturday. "One of the greatest rock bassists to ever live and a true and profound inspiration to countless musicians. He was one of my first bass heroes and was a major influence on my playing and my music. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans."

After Cream split in 1968, Bruce continued to play live, and release albums, both solo and as part of various groups, such as the blues trio West, Bruce & Laing. In 1993, for the first time in 25 years, Cream reformed to perform together: the occasion was their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Cream reunited in 2005 at the Royal Albert Hall in London for a series of four shows, and for a single show at New York's Madison Square Garden. The shows were recorded and released as a live CD and DVD.

In 2012, Bruce told ABC News that there had been talk of another reunion in 2013, but that it looked like it wasn't going to happen because Ginger Baker was once again on the outs with Eric Clapton. While Bruce said he knows that there's a lot of love for Cream, and he wouldn't be "churlish" enough to refuse to do a couple of reunion concerts at some point, he noted, "I've got so many other things happening and I don't wanna be a tribute band to myself."

Bruce continued to tour and record; his most recent album, Silver Rails, came out this past March. Asked in 2012 what kept him going, Bruce told ABC News, "I think the music helps to keep you going and if you think about some of the great classical instrumentalists as well as uh, as well as conductors and so on, the music....you can tell after you finished a concert, you feel and look ten years younger, you know?  Everyone should be a musician!"

Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis told ABC News that while Bruce isn't always remembered for his singing, his unique vocal style helped define Cream's sound. "'Sunshine of Your Love,' 'White Room,' both of those songs have Jack Bruce in the lead vocal," notes DeCurtis. "Not only was he a great bass player, but he was a powerful, very emotional singer and he gave that group both a muscular sound and also a muscular delivery in the vocals."

DeCurtis says that Bruce, along with Baker and Clapton, laid the groundwork for the music of the seventies. "Led Zeppelin, for example, is a band that was influenced by Cream," he says. "They defined a style of rock-and-roll that made you take rock-and-roll seriously because these guys were amazing players. They weren't just teenagers bashing around." 

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"The sudden passing of Jack Bruce is terribly sad news. One of the greatest rock bassists to ever live and a true and profound inspiration to countless musicians. He was one of my first bass heroes and was a major influence on my playing and my music. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans."
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Olivia Munn Reveals Aaron Rodgers Gave Her a 'Special Ring'


Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Olivia Munn is one lucky woman.

The actress, who has been dating NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers for several months, opened up to the New York Post's Alexa magazine about a special gift he gave her recently.

"I wore this for a premiere... and he had heard me talking to my stylist about being obsessed with it," she said. "It is such a special ring, and then he surprised me [with it]."

Realizing what assumptions might be made from that statement, she clarified that she and her beau are not engaged.

"It’s not that kind of ring, by the way. It’s not the special ring," she clarified. "I mean, it’s a very special ring, but it is not the special ring."

Munn, 34, and Rodgers, 30, were first linked last spring and were photographed kissing on the set of her TV show, The Newsroom this past June.

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Report: Teresa and Joe Giudice's Marriage Is on the Rocks


Heidi Gutman/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe have both been sentenced to months in federal prison for tax fraud. So it may come as no surprise that Us Weekly reports their marriage is on the rocks.

"Teresa and Joe’s emotional connection is fading," a family friend told the magazine. "Resentment is creeping in. There is an icy distance."

Teresa is set to report to a facility in Danbury, Connecticut -- a prison that inspired Orange is the New Black -- on January 5 to serve 15 months. Afterward, her husband will begin his three and a half years in jail. The judge staggered their sentences because the couple have four daughters.

The Us Weekly source says Teresa "expects him to step up and learn the girls’ schedules. But he hasn’t shown interest."

"Joe says Teresa is nagging," the source continued.

Still, the source said a divorce is not likely. "Splitting up would cause the kids turmoil. She wouldn’t bring them more harm," the source explained.

Along with their legal problems, it doesn't help that Joe recently revealed that he struggles with drinking. In an interview on Watch What Happens Live, Joe admitted he had a problem with drinking wine. "I could easily do two, three bottles, four bottles easily" a night, he told host Andy Cohen. "It does help me sleep. It's either that or I have to take a pill and I don't want to take a pill."

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Andrew Garfield Reveals Why He Won't Talk About Girlfriend Emma Stone


Ida Astute/ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Andrew Garfield has been tight-lipped about dating his Amazing Spider-Man co-star Emma Stone, and while he understands people's interest in the personal lives of celebrities, he says the details of their relationship will stay private.

"I understand why people are interested in the personal lives of people who are in public more than those that aren't," the 31-year-old actor told E! Online. "Just for me, it's not something that I...I don't want it in my life, so I do everything I can to deflect it and say no to it..."

The actor adds, "Sometimes...you just have to disappoint people and say, ‘Well, no. No thank you. Thank you for asking and thank you for your interest and no.'"

Garfield will next be seen starring opposite Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's historical drama Silence, slated for a November 2015 release.

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Kelly Osbourne Honors Joan Rivers with a Tattoo


Kelly Osbourne with Joan Rivers and the cast of The Fashion Police. Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) -- When Joan Rivers died last month, her Fashion Police co-host Kelly Osbourne was devastated.

Now, she's done something to memorialize her late friend: She got a tattoo.

"In honor of you @joanrivers...'If you looked at aerodynamics, at science, the bumble bee should not be able to fly. Physically, it was just not anatomically equipped to soar. Yet it did, defying gravity, defying logic. The bee was a creature that defied and beat the odds, a miracle,'" Osbourne wrote on Instagram. "Thank you for being my Miracle @joanrivers."

 

 

Rivers was 81 when she died on Sept. 4 of low blood oxygen after going into cardiac arrest while undergoing a procedure to treat voice changes and acid reflux.

Her death touched the lives of her millions of fans, including Osbourne, 29.

"I'm completely heartbroken by the loss of my beloved Joan. Not only was she my boss, she was and will always be my teacher, therapist, closest friend, inspiration and the only grandmother I ever knew," she wrote on Facebook at the time. "She was family and I will never forget her. Laughter will be difficult for a while but when I'm sad, lonely or upset all I will have to do is think of Joan and a smile will cross my face. Laughter is what she gave us and laughter is what she would want us to do in remembrance of her."

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TLC Cancels “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”


TLC

(NEW YORK) -- Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been canceled.

The decision comes on the heels of a TMZ report that show matriarch Mama June, or June Shannon, is dating a convicted child molester.

"TLC has cancelled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately," a spokesperson for the network told ABC News in a statement. "Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children's ongoing comfort and well-being.”

However, the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star, a mother of four including 9-year-old Alana, a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo, has denied having a relationship with the sex offender.

"I want to make a post trying to clear up the rumors remember you can't believe everything you read!" she wrote on Facebook. "It isnt true i promise my kids r #1 priority over anything else and I would never put them in danger period over this or anything else they r my life this is my past I left him 10 yrs ago for it and I wouldn't go back."

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is currently between seasons. Yesterday, a spokesperson for the network told ABC News that it was "reassessing the future of the series."

"TLC is not currently in production on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," the network told ABC News in a statement Thursday. "We are very concerned about this new information."

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Aaron Paul Criticizes Toys ‘R’ Us' Decision to Pull "Breaking Bad" Figures


Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC(NEW YORK) -- Just days after Toys "R" Us announced it was putting Breaking Bad action figures on an "indefinite sabbatical" from its stores, Aaron Paul is supporting a petition to put the toys back on the shelves.

Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman on the AMC drama, on Thursday mocked the initial petition, launched by a Florida mom, that led to the decision by Toys "R" Us.

The Emmy winner tweeted, "Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm...I wonder what is more damaging?"

He then posted a fake quote from President Obama: "'@BarackObama: Wait, are you serious about the whole @ToysRUs thing?!?' Yes I am Mr. President. Yes I am."

In a third tweet, Paul commented, "And what about all of the violent video games you sell @ToysRUs ? Do you still sell those? Florida mom really messed it up for everyone."

The mother he's referring to is Susan Schrivjer, whose Change.org petition argued that the action figures were "a dangerous deviation" from the toy store's "family friendly values." The figures of Pinkman and Walter White, Bryan Cranston's character, come with a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines.

Paul later tweeted a new Change.org petition that calls on Toys "R" Us to keep selling the action figures. He wrote, "This would be so fun to show the Florida mom."

Paul added, in typical Jesse Pinkman fashion, "Yeah B****."

The new petition had more than nine thousand supporters as of Thursday night.

Earlier this week, Cranston joked on Twitter, "'Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.' I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest."

Following Toys "R" Us' announcement, he wrote, "Toys R Us puts Breaking Bad toys on 'indefinite sabbatical.' Word on the street is that they were sent to Belize. Nicely played Florida Mom."

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Oscar Producers Respond to Report that Neil Patrick Harris Was Back-Up Plan for Hosting Role


ABC/Mark Ashman(LOS ANGELES) -- The producers of the 2015 Oscars telecast say a report claiming Neil Patrick Harris was their fourth option to host the show isn't quite accurate.

The Hollywood Reporter claimed earlier this week that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron initially "begged" the 2014 host, Ellen DeGeneres, to take on the role again. When she said no, the publication reported, the producers expressed interest in Chris Rock and later Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Zadan and Meron have addressed the report in a statement to Deadline.com, in which they explained the process that led to last week's announcement of Harris as host. They said, “After every Oscar show there is always a discussion as to who will host the next one. Many names are discussed and sometimes even floated without there being any formal offers. At times, these casual discussions take on a life of their own, and some are eager to break a story without knowing the facts."

The statement continues, "Neil Patrick Harris received the Academy’s formal offer. He is the perfect choice for the Oscars and will be the consummate host.”

Harris will host the 87th Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22, 2015. ABC will air the show live.

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Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs on the Big Screen


Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Christian Bale has landed a new job: the role of Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic of the late Apple visionary.

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed Bale's involvement to Bloomberg, commenting, "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale."

Sorkin, who won a screenplay Oscar in 2011 for The Social Network, added, “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.”

Sorkin says that while Bale "has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined," he's confident the actor will "crush it."

It was reported last week that Bale was in negotiations to star in the currently-untitled film, which is based on the 2011 biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. He's stepping in for Leonardo DiCaprio, who reportedly dropped out of talks for the lead role.

Danny Boyle, whose directing credits include Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, will helm the project.

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"The Late Late Show with James Corden" to Premiere in March


Cindy Ord/Getty Image(NEW YORK) -- British actor James Corden will make his debut as the host of The Late Late Show starting March 9, 2015, CBS announced Thursday.

"I can’t describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson," Corden said in a statement. "To be asked to host such a prestigious show on America’s #1 network is hugely exciting. I can’t wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy."

The late night show will tape in Los Angeles with Ben Winston serving as the show’s executive producer.

Ferguson, who has hosted the show for 10 years, will depart the CBS series on Dec. 19. He revealed his departure right after David Letterman announced his retirement from CBS' Late Show. He will be replaced by Stephen Colbert sometime next year.

Corden can currently be seen on the big screen with Keira Knightley in Begin Again. The actor also has a role in Disney's Into the Woods, due out in December.

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“Ouija,” “John Wick” Open Friday; “St. Vincent” Expands


"John Wick" - Lionsgate/Summit(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

Ouija -- The popular board game is adapted into a horror film in which a group of friends awakens dark powers. Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos and Ana Coto star. Rated PG-13.

John Wick -- Keanu Reeves stars as a former hit man who comes out of retirement, seeking revenge against some gangsters. Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters and Ian McShane co-star in the action flick, which is also screening in IMAX theaters. Rated R.

And expanding nationwide:

St. Vincent -- Bill Murray is Vincent, a war veteran who agrees to babysit his neighbor's 12-year-old son and subsequently exposes him to his sordid lifestyle. Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts also star in the comedy. Rated PG-13.

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Movie Review: “Ouija” (Rated PG-13)


Universal(NEW YORK) — One of the keys to a good ghost story/horror movie is putting something on the screen we can relate to -- and who hasn’t played with a Ouija board at some point in their lives?
 
In other words, Ouija should’ve been a slam dunk, with help from the usual horror movie fright tactics and unexpected loud noises all designed to scare the stuffing out of us.  Unfortunately, Ouija never moves beyond these clichés, but lack of originality isn’t all that haunts this supernatural tale.
 
We start out with besties Laine (Olivia Cooke) and Debbie (Shelley Hennig) as little girls, playing with a Ouija board. It’s mildly creepy. Cut to eight or nine years later, when they’re apparently seniors in high school, and we see teen Debbie playing with an old, wooden Ouija board -- by herself. She says goodbye to whatever she thinks she’s talking to, then burns the board. Laine shows up and begs her friend to hang out with her.  Debbie declines, and with a little nudging from an evil spirit, she instead hangs herself.
 
By the way, this scenario is the best-executed sequence in the entire movie, because the dialogue and acting are limited.
 
As you no doubt have already figured out, Laine is going to try to contact Debbie, using a Ouija board and with the help of her friends and her Goth little sister.  Predictably, all of them are going to be tormented by the spirit they contact. *Yawn*
 
Ouija is a horror movie that feels, at times, like it was written with an actual Ouija board (ghost writer?). The dialogue and acting are scarier than the movie itself, which will disappoint not only anyone who’s ever used a Ouija board, but also anyone expecting a truly frightening movie experience.
 
One-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Seven Things You Didn't Know About Luke Bryan


ABC/Mark Levine(NEW YORK) -- Luke Bryan is Nashville's reigning golden boy. His song, "Roller Coaster," is just one of five singles off his double-platinum album, Crash My Party, which helped skyrocket him to an elite club of country stars who are able to sell out stadiums.

Nightline caught up with Bryan on the road at his record-selling stadium tour in Chicago and also in Florida on his Farm Tour. Bryan's Farm Tour is focused on playing shows in rural communities that might not otherwise have the means to get to the big cities to see his shows.

"My main focus truly with Farm Tour is embracing small communities that aren't used to putting these things on," he said. "Out here, more than ever, people come up to us and say, ‘This is our first concert.’ ... we’re five minutes away from their back porch."

While Bryan, one of country music's hottest stars, has earned wide popularity with his feel-good music and party-stomping concerts, here are a few things you might not know about him:

1. Bryan is a Small-Town Farm Boy with Allergies

Growing up in the small town of Leesburg, Georgia, Bryan spent much of his childhood outdoors, either working on his father's peanut farm or hunting and fishing.

The country star said he has always battled allergies, even now while on his Farm Tour, playing concerts in small towns.

"I do have funny allergies, and we're out in these hay fields and it does get to me," Bryan said. "I grew up outdoors, working in agriculture, and I used to battle the allergies back then but hey it was all a part of making a living. It still kind of is. You got to get out there and make it happen."

2. He's Handy With a Crossbow

Bryan has loved hunting since he was a kid, and is even a part-owner of an outdoor company with Willy Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame. When he's on tour, Bryan likes to bring his crossbow and a few other "toys" with him to practice shooting.

"I don't remember my life before I was hunting and fishing and doing stuff in the outdoors," Bryan said. "I think the biggest thing as a hunter is to be prepared to hunt. Make sure all your stuff works right."

3. He Pays Attention to Fans' Tweets

With 3.6 million Twitter followers, Bryan gets a lot of tweets from fans, but he says he pays attention to what they ask for. Some he says have even influenced what songs he decides to play at shows.

"They didn’t even know they were advising me. They just said something about, ‘Why don’t you do this anymore’ and then we’ll put it back in the set," he said. "I don’t think you can ever stop gaining knowledge from, first of all, the fans. They have to tell you your direction."

4. He Finds the 'Bro County' Label 'Aggravating'


In many of his songs, Bryan croons about partying, falling in love, small-town riverbank living and popping open a can of beer. His first hit, "All My Friends Say," in 2007 became a frat-boy anthem, which led to some critics pegging his music as "bro country," a label he despises.

"It really aggravates me," Bryan said. "It’s a derogatory term, in my opinion, of what me and the people that are doing this music… Yeah do I sing about a truck and a beer on one song, but then do I sing about a completely different subject matter. I mean, listen to the whole album and don’t judge me on one song."

5. He Plans to 'Tame' the Dance Moves in Years to Come

Bryan’s hip-shaking dance moves (he even has a song called "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)") and his tight jeans are so famous among his fans that there are Twitter handles and Facebook fan pages dedicated to "Luke Bryan's Butt.”"But while the 38-year-old country star says he just does his thing when he’s on stage, he plans to tone down the moves as he gets older.

"Ten years from now will I be on stage dancing? No I won’t be... I would certainly say it will be much more tamed," Bryan said. "I’m up there being really free, relaxed and chilled out ... and that’s really our basis for getting up there and dancing and having fun."

"And if fans want to create fan pages dedicated to my butt I will take that as flattering," he added.

6. Bryan, His Wife and Baby Slept on Suitcases on the Old Tour Bus

Supporting Bryan through it all has been his wife Caroline Boyer, who first met Bryan when she was just 18 and they were in college.

"He is completely normal," she said. "I think the hardest thing for me as a wife is that people think we live this certain lifestyle that’s totally opposite to your average mom or dad and that’s just not. It’s different because Daddy travels a lot but really, it’s just normal."

The couple have two boys, 6-year-old Bo and 4-year-old Tatum. In the early days, Bryan said his wife used to come out on the road with him, and when they were new parents, the couple had to rough it a bit on his old tour bus.

"When our first child was 3 weeks old and we were on the bus and we would make the back lounge that had two sofas, we'd make a bed that was just from suitcases and then we would lay a palette over the suitcases and join the couches," Boyer said. "The band had to hear Bo scream all the night for the first couple years."

7. Music Has Helped Him Through Losing His Siblings

Bryan's older brother was killed in a car accident as he was preparing to move to Nashville to launch his music career, and his older sister died suddenly a few days after he made his Grand Ole Opry debut. Bryan says their memories are with him constantly, including the night he won Entertainer of the Year at the 2013 ACM Awards.

"Losing my brother and my sister, that took such a negative emotional toll on me and my family and my friends and when good things happen to me through music and via this path of music it helps my whole family," he said. "When I won the ACM Entertainer of the Year I think we were all backstage and we were all crying backstage and really like sobbing crying ... but we all kept going, ‘Wow this is what being really joyous feels like,' because we had dealt with the complete opposite of that, so it was an amazing moment."

"Anytime I'm in a full arena I just can’t help to think, ‘God I know my brother and sister would be coming to a lot of these shows," he added.

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Actress Elizabeth Peña’s Death Tied to Alcohol Use


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Overture Films(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Elizabeth Peña died of cardiopulmonary arrest, with complications related to alcohol abuse as a contributing cause, according to her death certificate.

Peña suffered from “cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol,” according to the death certificate obtained by TMZ and verified by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health’s Office of Vital Statistics.

Peña had cirrhosis for “months” before her death, according to her document.

Also contributing to Peña’s immediate cause of death, “cardiopulmonary arrest,” were “acute gastrointestinal bleeding” and “cardiogenic shock,” both listed on the death certificate as conditions she had for hours before her death.

Peña died Oct. 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 55.

Peña’s manager, Gina Rugolo, who had said at the time that Peña died of natural causes, and Peña’s family did not immediately respond on Thursday to ABC News’ request for comment.

Over her four-decade career, the versatile actress shifted between dramatic roles in such films as Lone Star and La Bamba, and comedic parts in TV shows like Modern Family and American Dad.

Peña is survived by her husband, Hans Rolla, her two children, her mother and her sister.

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Police Deny Wrongdoing in Treatment of Misty Upham Before Her Death


Brian To/WireImage(AUBURN, Wash.) -- Police in Auburn, Wash., say they did nothing wrong in dealing with now-deceased actress Misty Upham in the days and weeks leading up to her death.

The Native American actress, who appeared in August: Osage County, Frozen River, and Django Unchained, was found dead in Auburn, a suburb of Seattle, on Oct. 16, more than a week after her family reported her missing.

Since her death, the family has criticized the Auburn Police Department for its handling of Upham and said the department bears some responsibility for her death.

“We believe that Misty’s death was accidental. She did not commit suicide,” the actress’ father, Charles Upham, wrote in statement on Facebook the day after her body was found. “We believe she ran into the wooded area behind her apartment to hide from the police. The area in question has a hidden drop off and evidence suggests that she slipped and fell off of the steep embankment when she tried to get out of a view from the road.”

Charles Upham wrote that his daughter was afraid of the Auburn police.

“In an incident prior to her disappearance, the Auburn PD came to pick up Misty on an involuntary transport to the ER. She was cuffed and placed in a police car. Some of the officers began to taunt and tease her while she was in the car,” he said. “They were tapping on the window making faces at her.”

But in a statement sent to ABC News, the Auburn Police Department denied any wrongdoing and said they have received no complaints of mistreatment from the actress, her family or town or medical officials.

“Since July of 2013, the Auburn Police Department has responded to five separate incidents involving Ms. Upham,” the statement read. “On four of those incidents, she was contacted by officers and she did not object to being transported by private ambulance for further evaluation. On the 5th incident, Misty had already left the residence and officers were unable to locate her. Each contact was handled professionally and with compassion, with the goal of getting Ms. Upham the attention and care she needed.”

After Charles Upham wrote that his daughter had “a swollen jaw, black eye and scratches and bruises on her shoulder,” after contact with police during the incident prior to her disappearance, police responded that any inference that it was “at the hands of the police” was “not correct.”

“Rather, included in a related written report, Ms. Upham stated that she had sustained a sprained ankle and black eye when she jumped out a two-story window,” the statement said.

Upham’s family also faulted police for their handling of the actress’ disappearance on Oct. 5, maintaining that the police could have done more to find her.

The police statement countered that police “did not ignore Ms. Upham’s disappearance in this most recent episode.”

As soon as her information was entered into a missing person’s database, police added, “an active search and investigation commenced,” which included checks in the areas where she was last seen, interviews with family members and friends, and the involvement of the Seattle Police Department.

Police also tried to locate Upham through her cell phone signal but said her service had been disconnected prior to her disappearance.

The department said that it “will continue to search for answers to unravel the mystery behind her passing,” according to the statement. “We intend to find the information that will help bring closure to the people who loved and cared for Ms. Upham.”

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