Jim Carrey has ex-girlfriend's wrongful death lawsuit dismissed

A wrongful death lawsuit filed against actor Jim Carrey by the husband and mother of his ex-girlfriend has been dismissed.

The suit was dismissed on January 25 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Mark Burton and Brigid Sweetman had sued the actor over daughter Cathriona White's death.

Coroner's officials ruled the 30-year-old makeup artist's death a suicide.

Burton and Sweetman's attorney Michael J. Avenatti said the pair had no comment on the voluntary dismissal. Burton and White were married in 2013.

The dismissal averts a court battle for Carrey, who dated White in 2012.

Carrey's publicist confirmed the dismissal but did not have any additional comment.

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Comedian Jim Carrey. Source: Bang Showbiz

'Short, bald and hairy' Kiwi man who was featured on Ellen back with hair-brained TradeMe auction

The self-confessed "short, bald and hairy" Kiwi man who recently went viral after his picture featured on the Ellen Show in the US is looking to bring hairy back, and raise a few dollars for charity at the same time, with a hair-brained auction on TradeMe.

Harley Neville was swamped with messages on social media after a picture of him was shown in the Ellen segment Why I Don't Have a Husband in early January.

Now, the 34-year-old Auckland filmmaker is looking to sell his hairy chest as advertising space on TradeMe with half of the profits going to help his furry friends at The Orangutan Project.

In what may be a world first marketing idea, Mr Neville is offering to have a company's logo shaved into his chest.

"Getting on the Ellen DeGeneres Show inspired me to think about how I can help out other furry creatures, so I have decided to sacrifice my foliage to stop the real rainforest getting destroyed.

"Today I am offering your brand the type of reach you can only dream of," his TradeMe auction reads.

In return for the investment Mr Neville promises an out of the box marketing scheme.

"I will shave your logo into my chest hair and post the images on my social media, I will also provide high quality professional photos for your own use wherever you see fit."

However, Mr Neville told 1 NEWS he is also happy to shave anything the auction winner requests onto his chest, not just a logo.

"It might be a romantic gift idea for Valentine's Day to have your partner's initials shaved onto my chest for example," he said.

Despite his new found fame on Ellen, Mr Neville says he is still "painfully single", but trying.

"Maybe appearing on the Ellen segment as a short, hairy and bald Kiwi man wasn't the most romantic drawcard," he admitted.

So far the auction, which finishes on Sunday February 11, has a bid of $100 placed on it, with Mr Neville hoping to make at least $1,000 to split between himself and the orangutan charity.

If you want a walking hairy placard follow the link to place your bid on TradeMe.

Harley Neville is back after appearing on Ellen with a new hair-brained scheme.
Harley Neville is back after appearing on Ellen with a new hair-brained scheme. Source: Harley Neville


Restaurant owner arrested after customer found cocaine in cheese sticks order

A US restaurant owner in Indiana has been arrested on felony charges after staff accidentally gave the owner's cocaine to a customer.

The whole ordeal was captured on CCTV footage, which shows the woman losing it after staff gave away her cocaine that was allegedly in a styrofoam cup.

Restaurant owner Carrie Lynn Demoff, 50, is seen placing the styrofoam cup on the bench in the kitchen. The cup was then accidentally given to a customer with her cheese sticks order.

The footage shows a man who entered the restaurant and walked straight to the kitchen entrance counting cash from his wallet. 

This was then followed by the owner getting upset, allegedly because she couldn't locate the drugs.

The woman who found the cocaine contacted the police said someone at the restaurant called to ask her to bring the cheese sticks back to the restaurant.

Demoff has since been arrested on charges of attempted dealing of cocaine, possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance, controlled substance.