Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping actor
Palm Springs, Calif. — A man has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping actor Jeremy London and forcing him to use drugs, the Riverside County district attorney’s office said Thursday.
Brandon Adams, 26, of Palm Springs, remained jailed after being arraigned Tuesday on five charges that include kidnapping and theft, said Michael Jeandron, a district attorney’s spokesman.
A statement from Palm Springs police said London, who appeared on TV’s “7th Heaven” and “Party of Five,” was kidnapped while changing a flat tire on June 10.
The 37-year-old actor told police that several men helped him and he offered them a ride home. Police said one man later pulled a gun, forced London to drive around, buy alcohol and take drugs.
London said he escaped but his car was stolen. Police later found it and on June 11 arrested Adams. It was not immediately known if Adams has retained a lawyer.
America Ferrera engaged to beau
Los Angeles — America Ferrera is adding bride to her list of credits.
A spokeswoman for the 26-year-old actress and producer says the “Ugly Betty” star is engaged to marry her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Piers Williams.
Publicist Carrie Byalick did not provide further details.
Ferrera won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal of Betty Suarez on ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” which wrapped last year after four seasons.
She and Williams met at the University of Southern California when he cast her in his student film. According to the movie database IMDb.com, Williams also wrote and directed the film “The Dry Land,” due for release later this summer and starring Ferrera.