Tie Him Up, Tie Him Down and Shush Him

Spain's most celebrated director is in trouble for a bit of unscripted dialogue. In Madrid last week, the nation's naughty auteur PEDRO ALMODOVAR said Spain's outgoing Popular Party tried to hatch a coup the day before its defeat in the March 14 election. The party denied the charge and threatened to sue the director for slander. Almodovar says he "just echoed a sea of rumors." Hey, can Bill Clinton sue anyone for Wag the Dog?

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