Cause of studio blaze may never be known
The cause of a fire that ripped through a simulated streetscape at the studios of Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry might never be known, Atlanta fire officials said Wednesday.
The Tuesday evening blaze at Tyler Perry Studios in southwest Atlanta will be recorded as undetermined, Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin J. Cochran said in an emailed statement.
“The intensity of the fire in the area of origin consumed any evidence that would lead to a cause of ignition,”he said.
There were no reports of injuries from the blaze that began shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday and burned through the exterior facade of a large building, Atlanta fire spokesman Capt. Jolyon Bundrige said.
Attorneys try to settle Gabor care dispute
Zsa Zsa Gabor’s daughter and husband are attempting to settle a dispute over the ailing, 95-year-old actress’ care and finances outside of court, attorneys told a probate judge Wednesday.
The sides will meet with a retired probate judge in June to try to mediate their issues without the need for a lengthy court fight.
Gabor’s daughter Constance Francesca Hilton has asked that a conservatorship be created to oversee the actress’ medical care and ensure that her assets are being properly protected.
The petition is opposed by Frederic von Anhalt, Gabor’s husband of 25 years and her caretaker.
Hilton appeared for a brief scheduling hearing Wednesday but did not speak. Attorneys said they would report the results of the mediation at a hearing on July 11.
Hilton and von Anhalt have sparred for years and each has accused the other of financial mismanagement related to Gabor’s finances.