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Michelle Rodriguez is arrested for assault

Michelle Rodriguez is arrested for assault. Plus, news about Robert Downey Jr., Heath Ledger, Mary Tyler Moore, Ron Howard, Russell Crowe, and others

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Michelle Rodriguez: Armondo Gallo/Retna

LEGAL BRIEFS Michelle Rodriguez, who has displayed her fighting skills in the current ”Resident Evil” and her debut ”Girlfight,” allegedly displayed those skills for real on Saturday. Police arrested her on charges of assaulting another woman at her Jersey City, N.J., apartment. Police did not identify the 22-year-old woman or disclose her relationship to Rodriguez, who has lived in Jersey City with her mother and some of her 10 siblings since 1990. The woman told the cops that she was lying in bed and talking on the phone when Rodriguez attacked her, disconnecting the phone and punching her and pulling her hair. When she tried to leave the apartment, she said, the actress blocked the door, and the woman bit her in the arm. The fight allegedly continued on the street, with witnesses saying the star of ”The Fast and the Furious” pulled the woman’s hair and punched her in the right eye. The 23-year-old actress was treated for the bite at Jersey City Medical Center, while the other woman, who suffered a swollen eye and a cut, declined treatment. On Monday, Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and harassment and went free on $2,500 bail. She faces a court hearing on April 3….