Celebrity legal affairs

July 23, 2018 - 4:50 am
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard" television show has pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching two women in the cast of a musical in Massachusetts in which he starred. Prosecutors say 66-year-old Tom Wopat was sentenced Friday to a year of probation after pleading...
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FILE - In this March 1, 1977, file photo, Australian author Colleen McCullough laughs during a news conference in New York. An Australian judge ruled on Friday, July 20, 2018 that best-selling author Colleen McCullough's widower was the sole beneficiary of her estate following a bitter court wrangle. (AP Photo/File)
July 20, 2018 - 2:13 am
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian judge ruled on Friday that best-selling author Colleen McCullough's widower was the sole beneficiary of her estate following a bitter court wrangle. The author of the novel "The Thorn Birds," which sold 33 million copies worldwide, died on Norfolk Island in 2015 aged 77...
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FILE - This undated photo released by the Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department shows rapper XXXTentacion. A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of XXXTentacion. Court records show that the Broward County panel formally charged 24-year-old Dedrick Williams, 22-year-old Michael Boatwright, 20-year-old Trayvon Newsome and 22-year-old Robert Allen on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department via AP, File)
July 19, 2018 - 5:17 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Broward County panel formally charged Dedrick Williams, 22; Michael Boatwright, 22; Trayvon Newsome, 20; and Robert Allen...
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Brazilian "celebrity" surgeon Dr. Denis Cesar Barros Furtado is escorted by police after his arrest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 19, 2018. The 45-year-old buttocks enlargement specialist, also known as Dr. "Bumbum" or Dr. Fanny, fled when one of his female patients died after a surgical procedure conducted in his apartment. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
July 19, 2018 - 4:27 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado on Thursday, five days after he went on the run following the death of a patient he gave injections to enlarge her buttocks. Known as "Dr. Bumbum" — Brazilian slang for backside, Furtado was arrested at an...
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July 18, 2018 - 4:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say Ashley Judd's allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless, and they have asked a judge to dismiss her lawsuit against him. The court documents filed Wednesday discuss Judd's comment that she would only...
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This photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 12, 2018, shows porn actress Stormy Daniels. Daniels was arrested at a Columbus, Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 3:12 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The state law that police cited in porn star Stormy Daniels' arrest at a strip club should not be enforced, an Ohio city attorney said. Future charges filed under that law will not be prosecuted, Columbus city attorney Zach Klein wrote on Wednesday in a memo to the city's police...
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Singer Cliff Richard arrives at the Rolls Building to hear the ruling of his case against the BBC over coverage of a South Yorkshire Police raid in August 2014 on his home in Sunningdale, Berkshire following a child sex assault allegation, Wednesday July 18, 2018, in London. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 4:30 am
LONDON (AP) — British rock icon Cliff Richard was awarded 210,000 pounds ($273,000) in damages Wednesday after winning a privacy lawsuit against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, when police were investigating...
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July 16, 2018 - 4:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business managers that put a spotlight on the actor's spending. Depp's representatives said on Monday that the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star had settled litigation filed against The Management Group, which he accused in January...
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FILe - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Farrah Abraham arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Abraham with two misdemeanor charges over a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard last month. Los Angeles district attorney’s spokesman Ricardo Santiago said Monday, July 16, that Abraham has been charged with misdemeanor battery and also resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace office. Her case is scheduled for arraignment on Aug. 13. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 16, 2018 - 3:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged reality TV star Farrah Abraham with two misdemeanor charges over a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard last month. Los Angeles district attorney's spokesman Ricardo Santiago said Monday that Abraham has been charged with...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, Selena Gomez arrives at WE Day California in Inglewood, Calif. Susan Antrach of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey has been charged with 11 felonies stemming from the hacking of the email of Selena Gomez and one of the actress and singer’s associates. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Friday that Antrach has been charged with five identity-theft counts, five fraud counts and one count of accessing and using data without permission. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 13, 2018 - 1:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman has been charged with 11 felonies stemming from the hacking of the email of Selena Gomez and one of the singer's associates. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Friday that 21-year-old Susan Antrach of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, has been charged with five identity-theft...
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