October 30, 2013
No jail time for 50 Cent He'll always be half a buck short of a buck, but rapper 50 Cent has avoided jail time in a domestic violence case dating to June 23, when he allegedly kicked Daphne Joy Narvaez (who may be the mother of a kid of his) and busted up some of her stuff. In a plea deal with L.A. prosecutors Monday, he accepted a count of misdemeanor vandalism in return for dropping a domestic violence count. He gets three years of probation and 30 days of community service, plus counseling, and must pay $7,100 in restitution to her. Plus her restraining order against him stays in effect.
October 9, 2013 |
It took her seven long years. Seven painful, miserable, torturous years, but Scarlett Johansson , 28, finally has returned to her rightful place atop Esquire's "Sexiest Woman Alive" list. She's the only woman to wear the crown twice. Scar-Jo, who split with Ryan Reynolds in 2010, plans to take French journalist man Romain Dauriac as her second (and one hopes, last) husband. "I didn't think I was a jealous person," she tells Esquire, "until I started dating my current, my one-and-only.
September 27, 2013 |
Michael Jackson was an adult fully responsible for his own actions and died because of his own decisions, a lawyer for AEG Live said on Wednesday said in his closing argument in the Jackson family's negligence suit against the company. MJ's family blame the company for hiring Conrad Murray , the physician who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for giving MJ an overdose of propofol, an anesthetic used in surgery. AEG denies it hired Murray, maintaining that it was MJ who insisted Murray treat him. Attorney Marvin Putnam said that if the company knew of MJ's drug abuse, it would never have partnered with him for his comeback tour.
September 11, 2013 |
TEEN HEARTTHROB Louis Tomlinson spilled his guts yesterday. Tomlinson, one-fifth of pop powerhouse One Direction, was playing in a charity soccer game in Glasgow, Scotland, when he took a rough tackle from Gabriel Agbonlahor , a pro soccer player for England's Aston Villa. The impact was so rough on the boy-band star that he was escorted to the sidelines, where he promptly vomited. Little Louis is all fine and dandy now, but Agbonlahor drew massive criticism from One Direction's army of screaming fans.
June 29, 2013 |
Thousands of fans converged Thursday morning at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on Manhattan's Upper West Side for James Gandolfini 's funeral, joining scores of the actor's family and friends. The cathedral, which had set aside 1,500 seats for mourners, was overwhelmed as fans vied for open spots after the invited guests were escorted to a reserved area. The Rev. James A Kowalski , dean of the cathedral, led the service, stepping aside to allow four of Gandolfini's loved ones to offer remembrances, including his wife, Deborah Lin Gandolfini , and family friends Thomas Richardson and Susan Aston . The Sopranos creator, David Chase , also spoke.
June 28, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's eldest son testified yesterday that his father was excited about going back on tour before his death but wasn't happy about the pressure that came with the ill-fated shows. Michael Joseph "Prince" Jackson Jr. told jurors his father wanted more time to rehearse and had several tense phone conversations with promoters of his "This Is It" shows that sometimes ended with his father in tears. The 16-year-old said his father remarked after one of the conversations, "They're going to kill me. " He did not elaborate.
April 1, 2013 |
Was it worth waiting for 3D? Was it ever! G.I. Joe: Retaliation deployed to the top spot at the box office after a nine-month delay to convert the film to 3D. Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Bruce Willis, and Channing Tatum , the movie earned $41.2 million for the weekend. The animated prehistoric comedy The Croods slipped to the No. 2 spot with $26.5 million in its second weekend. A sad split Less than two years after getting married, daughter of the perfect Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer , and husband Benjamin Walker have split.
February 25, 2012
Poster artist pleads guilty to contempt NEW YORK - Shepard Fairey, creator of the 2008 Barack Obama "HOPE" poster, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal contempt, saying he made a "terrible decision" in 2009 to destroy some documents and fabricate others in a lawsuit pertaining to the Associated Press photograph he relied on to make the poster. Fairey, 42, entered the plea in federal court to the misdemeanor charge, which carries a maximum potential penalty of up to six months in prison.
November 30, 2011 |
CONRAD MURRAY , the doctor convicted in the big sleep-induced death of Michael Jackson , was sentenced to the maximum four years behind bars yesterday by Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor , who denounced him as a "disgrace to the medical profession. " He also said Murray was "Dangerous," but he could have just as easily said "Bad" or "Off the Wall. " The doctor sat stoically with his hands crossed as Pastor repeatedly chastised him for what he called a "horrific violation of trust" while caring for Jackson.
November 30, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - The doctor convicted in the overdose death of Michael Jackson was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum four years behind bars by a judge who denounced him as a reckless physician whose actions were a "disgrace to the medical profession. " Conrad Murray, 58, sat stoically with his hands crossed as Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor repeatedly chastised him for what he called a "horrific violation of trust" while caring for Jackson. However, Pastor conceded his sentence was constrained by a recent change in California law that requires Murray to serve his sentence in county jail rather than state prison.