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Director Roman Polanski is scheduled to collect an award from the Zurich Film Festival intended for him in 2009, when he was arrested en route to the ceremony on charges related to a sex crime more than 30 years ago. The Oscar-winning director, who holds dual French and Polish citizenship, was arrested at the request of the United States when he flew into Switzerland on September 26, 2009, when he was due to pick up a lifetime achievement award. The tribute ceremony will be followed by the world premiere of a non-fiction film, but no further details will be released before the official screening on September 27.
Henry Winkler, who played the Fonz in the classic US sitcom Happy Days, has been made an honorary member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his educational work on dyslexia in the UK. Winkler received the honor at the British embassy in Washington DC. The actor-turned-children's author, who was diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult, said he was "overwhelmed" to have his work recognized.
Neil Patrick Harris has made his mark on Hollywood Boulevard. The star of TV show "How I Met Your Mother" was joined with co-star Jason Segel for the unveiling.
The 38 year old actor, who has spent much of his life in showbiz, first became widely known for his starring role in the 1989-93 ABC comedy "Doogie Howser, M.D." He has received four Emmy nominations for his role on "How I Met Your Mother" and won two last year for a guest-starring role on "Glee" and as the host of the Tony Awards.
Lindsay Claiborn, Reuters.