Legal Issues

Judge Says Teresa Giudice's 'Disrespect For The Court' Is Why She Was Given A Prison Sentence

October 3rd, 2014 7:43pm EDT
Joe and Teresa Giudice
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice could have escaped prison time if she had just done what the judge and investigators into her bank fraud crimes had asked of her.

During Thursday's sentencing of Giudice and her husband Giuseppe, aka Joe, Judge Esther Salas told her that she had considered handing her a sentence of just probation, but her cavalier attitude toward filing her financial disclosure was the lone factor in her decision to sentence the mother of four to 15 months in prison.

"I will say on the outset, I'm going to focus on what I didn't say to your husband -- that...
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Tracy Morgan Lashes Out At Wal-Mart

October 1st, 2014 9:57am EDT
Tracy Morgan: 'I Can't Believe Wal-Mart Is Blaming Me'
Tracy Morgan is stunned that Wal-Mart is partially blaming him for the injuries he sustained in a crash involving one of their drivers earlier this year in New Jersey.

As part of their defense in a lawsuit filed by Morgan, Lawyers representing the big box store suggest the comedian should have been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The former "30 Rock" star, whose mentor and best friend Jimmy McNair died in the accident, is shocked by the claim.

He explained, "I can't believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong."

H...
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Naked Female Intruder Skinny Dips At Keanu Reeves' LA Home

September 24th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
Naked Female Intruder Skinny Dips At  Keanu Reeves' LA Home
While some men wouldn't mind finding a naked woman taking a dip in their swimming pool, celebrities aren't usually fond of intruders.

Last week, two women were arrested at Keanu Reeves' home in two separate incidents. The actor wasn't present at his Los Angeles residence on Tuesday when a woman made her way through the unlocked door, took off all her clothes, showered, and then took a swim in his pool.

A cleaning crew on the property thought the woman's actions were suspicious and called Reeves, who in turn asked them to call the police. Officers arrived on the scene and placed the woman ...
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'Modern Family' Star Sarah Hyland Gets Temporary Restraining Order Against Ex

September 24th, 2014 3:03pm EDT
'Modern Family' Star Sarah Hyland Gets Temporary Restraining Ord
'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland has filed a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, actor Matt Prokop. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Prokop choked Hyland, pushed her and threatened her life.

According to TMZ, it is alleged that Prokop pinned Hyland against a car during an argument in May, yelling, "c--t, c--t, c--t" and choking her. Hyland's co-star Julie Bowen reportedly was witness to this particular scene.

Revealed the 23 year-old Hyland in the gripping documents, "His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life." ...
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25 Stars Whose Personal Nude Photos Were Stolen And Shared Online

September 22nd, 2014 9:48am EDT
Amber Heard, Kate Bosworth, Hope Solo Among Latest Stars Whose P
UPDATE: a second batch of photos leaked on September 21, which included several other stars.

Amber Heard, Kate Bosworth, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna were all victims this time; and even more nudes of Jennifer Lawrence were posted online.

U.S. Soccer star Hope Solo was also one of the victims and several very explicit photos of her were also released.

Heard, who is engaged to actor Johnny Depp, also reportedly posted a series of topless photos holding a message for her beau, referring to him as "Tonto," leading us to believe the photos were sent to him while he was off filming "The Lone Ra...
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Pop Star Iggy Azalea Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Boyfriend

September 18th, 2014 9:42am EDT
Pop Star Iggy Azalea Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Boyfriend
Pop superstar Iggy Azalea filed a lawsuit against former boyfriend Maurice Williams, claiming copyright infringement and theft.

Back in 2008, 17-yaer-old Azalea was known by her real name, Amethyst Kelly, and lived in Houston, Texas where she was trying to eke out a recording career. She met Williams, much older than her, who took care of her and got her an apartment. The two began a relationship but Williams had a secret he didn't tell his younger girlfriend, that he was married with a family.

The two were still a couple into 2009 and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia.The lawsuit claims that...
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Miley Cyrus To Be Penalized For Twerking With Mexico's Flag?

September 18th, 2014 8:21am EDT
Miley Cyrus To Be Penalized For Twerking With Mexico's Flag?
Miley Cyrus is in trouble with Mexican officials for dancing provocatively with the country's flag. The pop star performed in Monterrey on Tuesday night, and video shows her wearing a large prosthetic butt, flouncing around the stage, and dancers whipping her with a Mexican flag.

The performance took place during Mexico's Independence Day, and authorities from the state of Nuevo Leon are trying to determine whether the singer broke the country's law regarding the protection of the national flag.

According to Reuters, local official Francisco Trevino said Nuevo Leon approved a warrant for...
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Chinese Authorities Formally Arrest Jackie Chan's Son On Drug Charges

September 17th, 2014 8:44am EDT
Jaycee Chan
Chinese authorities are formally charging Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan on drug charges, according to Beijing News.

The action star's son, 32, was arrested in Beijing last month along with Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23. Both men tested positive for marijuana, and more than 100 grams were found at Chan's home.

Authorities have been increasingly cracking down on illegal drugs in China. Over the summer, President Xi Jinping called for "forceful measures" to tackle drug use. Several B-list stars have been targeted in the new initiative. In early August, police arrested actor Gao Hu ("The Fl...
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Police Detain 'Django Unchained' Actress Daniele Watts After Mistaking Her For A Prostitute

September 15th, 2014 1:07pm EDT
Police Detain 'Django Unchained' Actress Daniele Watts After Mis
"Django Unchained" star Daniele Watts was detained in Los Angeles last week after police responded to a call involving a couple indecently exposing themselves.

Watts, who is black, and her celebrity chef boyfriend Brian James Lucas, who is white, were kissing in their car on Thursday when officers approached them, believing the actress could be a prostitute. Police asked for identification, and an angry Watts walked away, prompting police to handcuff her and place her in their cruiser.

Watts vented about the incident on Facebook, writing: "I knew that I had done nothing wrong, that I wasn...
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South African Sprinter Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty Of Killing Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

September 12th, 2014 2:47pm EDT
Oscar Pistorius
One day after paralympian Oscar Pistorius was deemed not guilty of premeditated murder charges for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013, he was found guilty of culpable homicide -- South Africa's equivalent of manslaughter.

Pistorius shot model Steenkamp four times through a closed bathroom door in his home in Pretoria, South Africa, fearing that she was an intruder. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled on Thursday that the prosecution did not provide enough evidence to prove their case that the runner intentionally shot and killed Steenkamp, but the judge did call his action...
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