Roman Polanski will spend at least another night in jail.

Sources in Switzerland tell me that Polanski is not being released today from Winterthur prison.

The 76-year-old Academy Award-winning director of “The Pianist”’ remains behind bars until his estate in Gstaad is approved for his home sentence. Wire reports claim that workers have been preparing the property for his arrival.

Observers wondered today if Polanski would be transferred home after his lawyer visited him at the prison. But insiders say it may yet take a couple of days before everything is worked out.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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