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Christian Slater Claims His Father Attempted To Kill Him & His Mother — Get The Tragic Details HERE

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Christian Slater's relationship with his dad is sadder than we even knew!

As you may know, the Mr. Robot star is currently being sued by his father Thomas Knight Slater for $20 million as he claims that his son ruined his career by noting in an interview that he suffered from "manic-depressive schizophrenia."

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However, the Golden Globe winner just filed to have the defamation lawsuit thrown out and highlighted that it was his mother who first told him about his father's mental health issues. Reportedly, Christian's mom informed him that Thomas was taken to

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TV Land To Give Cult Classic Film Heathers A Small Screen Reboot — Color Us Stoked!

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How very!

On Wednesday, it was revealed that TV Land is planning to reboot the '80s cult classic Heathers… but as a comedy anthology. Umm, YAS!

Apparently, the new show plans on putting a modern spin on the Winona Ryder and Christian Slater-led fan favorite where the heroine Veronica Sawyer takes on a new crew of mean girls.

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In fact, it's said that the "outcasts" are the

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Family Source Describes Christian Slater's Father's $20 Million 'Baseless' Lawsuit As A 'Long & Difficult Situation'

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We knew there had to be more to the story.

Yesterday we told you that Christian Slater was being sued for $20 million by his father Michael Hawkins — who claimed the Mr. Robot star "ruined" his career by saying in an interview last year that Hawkins was "suffering from manic-depressive schizophrenia."

Slater's father (real name Thomas Knight Slater) appeared on the soap opera Ryan's Hope in the '70s and his last credited project on IMDB was the 1988 action film Midnight Run.

Related: Christian Takes On A REALLY Strange James Corden Game!

A source close to the family says Hawkins has a history of personal struggle:

"His father has had his troubles. Christian has done what he can for him financially by supporting him for many years, but eventually had to distance himself because of his erratic behavior."

Adding:

"It's been a long and difficult situation. The lawsuit is baseless."

Ugh. This is so sad.

We hope this all gets sorted out soon…

[Image via WENN.]

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Christian Slater Is Being Sued For $20 Million… By His Own Father!

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Oh snap.

As we reported, Christian Slater revealed to Interview mag last summer that his father Thomas Knight Slater (stage name Michael Hawkins) greatly suffers from manic-depressive schizophrenia, a condition which affected their relationship and his father's career as an actor. However, the 46-year-old said that the two had been "able to begin to build a better bridge" after Hawkins wanted to reconnect.

Well now things seem to have taken a turn as poppa Slater is suing his famous son for at least $20 million.

According to docs obtained by People, Hawkins claims Slater and his ex-wife Mary Jo Slater "ruined" his acting career by labeling him as mentally ill.

Related: Christian Wins Best Supporting Actor In A TV Series!

The accusations include slander, libel, defamation of character, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, invasion of privacy, as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress. Hawkins demands a jury trial.

Dang, anything else?!

The 80-year-old claims that he doesn't have a mental illness and that his son doesn't have "a medical credential or the ability to diagnose manic-depressive schizophrenia."

The documents add:

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Mr. Robot's Portia Doubleday, Rami Malek, & Carly Chaikin Bring Major Sex Appeal To The Critics' Choice Awards

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Hey there, sexy!

We haven't seen much sheerness at the Critics' Choice Awards tonight in LA, but Mr. Robot's Portia Doubleday brought it with a vengeance!

The actress stunned in a fully embroidered gown that showed off her black undies and a Farbod Barsum clutch, while her costar Carly Chaikin went bohemian in a ruffled peach gown with plunging neckline and a slightly messy braid. She also carried a clutch — by Lee Savage – and Brian Atwood pumps.

Then there was hottie Rami Malek! He was a gorgeous hunk in his traditional black suit.

Hurray for this flawless cast!

P.S. Check out their castmate Christian Slater in the gallery (above) wearing a John Varvatos suit! He also won Best Supporting Actor In A Drama Series.

[Image via AP Images/Getty Images.]

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Christian Slater Wins Best Supporting Actor In A TV Series At The Golden Globes 2016!

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A true professional all the way!

Christian Slater accepted the award for the Best Supporting Actor In A TV Series at the Golden Globes on Sunday night for his work in Mr. Robot — and he was all business about it!

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The actor beat out a very talented group of other actors in the category, winning the supporting actor nod over Alan Cumming in The Good Wife, Damien Lewis in Wolf Hall, Ben Mendelsohn in Bloodline, and Tobias Menzies in Outlander!

What can we even say — more than 30 years in the biz, and Christian just keeps doin' his thing!

Ch-ch-check out how professional and smooth he is accepting the award (above)!

And don't forget to check out the ongoing winners list HERE!

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Mad Max: Fury Road May Be Leading The Oscar Race After Dominating Critics' Choice Awards Nominations — See The Full List HERE!

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The nominees for the Critics' Choice Awards were just announce and we're pretty happy with the results!

George Miller and Tom Hardy's Mad Max: Fury Road ended up being the biggest winner as it leads the list with 13 nominations which include Best Picture, Best Actress for Charlize Theron and Best Director for Miller.

After taking the Online Film Critics Society Awards by storm this weekend, the Oscars buzz for the flick is as loud as a flamethrowing guitar!

But don't worry, if you are a fan of Carol, The Martian, or The Revenant, then you'll be pretty pleased as each of those flicks nabbed nine nominations!

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This year Fargo ended up landing the top spot in television with eight and The Leftovers and Transparent are both right behind the FX drama with six.

But the best and most surprising nominations were You're the Worst, The Knick, and the much deserved Best Drama Series nomination for Rectify!

Ch-ch-check out the full list of nominees (below) and let us know if you agree!

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