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Suspect in Ronni Chasen Slaying Shoots Self

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 2, 2010 at 4:22AM

The LA Times is reporting that around 6 PM Wednesday, as Beverly Hills police were serving a search warrant at the Harvey Apartments on a man suspected to be connected to the slaying of publicist Ronni Chasen, the man shot himself. The identity of the man and the nature of his connection to Chasen were not reported. UPDATE: The Wrap uncovers more details.
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The LA Times is reporting that around 6 PM Wednesday, as Beverly Hills police were serving a search warrant at the Harvey Apartments on a man suspected to be connected to the slaying of publicist Ronni Chasen, the man shot himself. The identity of the man and the nature of his connection to Chasen were not reported. UPDATE: The Wrap uncovers more details.

The news started to circulate Wednesday night as guests read their smart phones at a Twentieth Century Fox party atop the Thomson Hotel as they celebrated the films Black Swan, Love & Other Drugs, 127 Hours and Conviction with studio co-chairman Tom Rothman, Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Darren Aronofsky and Danny Boyle in attendance. It was the kind of award season party that Chasen would have happily been working. She is missed.

This article is related to: Awards, Studios, News, Oscars, Fox Searchlight, Twentieth Century Fox


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.