Legal Issues

Stephen Collins Confesses To Sexually Molesting Underage Girls

December 17th, 2014 1:43pm EST
Stephen Collins
Actor Stephen Collins has confessed to molesting three underage girls between 1973 and 1994 in an essay he penned for People magazine.

An audio recording believed to contain the former 7th Heaven star admitting to his crimes surfaced online back in October. Collins was taped during a therapy session with his estranged wife Faye Grant in 2002, during which he'd said he molested an 11-year-old relative of his first wife, a girl from his Los Angeles neighborhood, and a Girl between the ages of 12 and 13 in New York City.

"Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret,"...

Rumor Patrol: Kim Kardashian Blames God For Pregnancy Weight And More

December 13th, 2014 3:00pm EST
Rumor Patrol: Kim Kardashian Blames God For Pregnancy Weight, Be
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kim K Blames God For Pregnancy Weight: Kim Kardashian says that God is the reason she gained so much weight during her pregnancy with daughter North West.

Let's not factor in that she was the one putting the food in her mouth, shall we?

Verdict: Unbelievably True. “I’d think God was doing this for a reason,” she told Elle U.K. “He was saying: ‘Kim, you think you’re so hot, but look what I can do to ...

Alleged Groping Victim Sues Bill Cosby

December 11th, 2014 1:33pm EST
Accuser Sues Bill Cosby For Calling Her A Liar
One of the women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against the comedian for allegedly lying about his contact with her. Tamara Green claims Cosby took her on a lunch date in the 1970s and then drugged and groped her at her apartment.

Cosby's legal team has denied the allegations.

Green, a retired attorney, filed a defamation lawsuit in Massachusetts, claiming the former "Cosby Show" star's repeated denials have damaged her reputation and subjected her to public ridicule. She first spoke out about the attack in 2005.

More than a dozen women have come forward cl...

More Troubles For Bill Cosby

December 4th, 2014 12:03pm EST
3 More Women Come Forward Against Bill Cosby
The accusations continue to mount against Bill Cosby as three more women come forward against the comedian, backed by high-powered attorney Gloria Allred.

At a press conference on Wednesday, L.A. attorney Gloria Allred, acting as a representative for the victims, demanded Cosby place $100 million in a fund for his alleged victims and allow a panel of retired judges to decide whether the women’s claims have merit or not.

Allred also proposed Cosby waive the statute of limitations on the sexual assault claims against him, which would permit the women to file lawsuits against the comedian.


Bill Cosby Offers Refunds

November 30th, 2014 3:00pm EST
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby's tour dates continue to go on but according to reports Cosby's camp has offered refunds to ticket holders where the controversial comedian is set to perform in the Tarrytown Music Hall next month in New York.

“Mr. Cosby’s management is now allowing for refunds for any patron’s (sic) that do not wish to attend the show. Please let me know if I may cancel and refund your order,” reported the Journal News.

There are some 30 shows on Cosby's schedule through May 2015.

This latest announcement comes after allegations of numerous women continue to come forward with allegations the ...

'Bachelor' Creator Harassed Brooke Burke-Charvet With Barking Dog Noises

November 21st, 2014 9:38am EST
'Bachelor' Creator Charged With Harassing Brooke Burke Charvet &
Mike Fleiss, the man behind the popular reality competition series "The Bachelor," has been charged with harassing his neighbors Brooke Burke-Charvet and her husband David Charvet.

The Charvets complained that Fleiss physically threatened them and blared barking dog sounds directed at their property during all hours of the day and night. The L.A. County district attorney has since charged Fleiss with disturbing the peace by loud noise, according to TMZ. Fleiss was reportedly uncooperative during the investigation.

The Charvets unsuccessfully tried to get a restraining order in October.


'OITNB' Star Taryn Manning Arrested

November 20th, 2014 2:30pm EST
'Orange Is The New Black' Star Taryn Manning Arrested
Taryn Manning of "Orange Is the New Black" took to Twitter to dispute reports that she was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill her former roommate in New York City.

Manning plays spitfire inmate Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett on the hit Netflix series.

She said on the social network site, "There are no charges against me. ... This is just further harassment. It is troubling that the system can be used to abuse the actual victim."

TMZ reported that Manning violated a mutual restraining order involving former friend and roommate Jeanine Heller. The website stated that said that Man...

Bill Cosby Silent On Rape Claims

November 16th, 2014 12:30pm EST
Bill Cosby
In a Saturday NPR Weekend Edition interview, Bill Cosby was finally asked some questions about his sexual assault allegations that have re-emerged in the news. What was his answer? Silence.

NPR host Scott Simon gave Bill Cosby a chance to respond to allegations relating to a civil lawsuit that was settled in 2006 for an undisclosed amount of money; as well as several other women coming forward with similar claims of sexual assault.

“This question gives me no pleasure, Mr. Cosby, but there have been serious allegations raised about you in recent days,” said Simon. "I'm in the news business...

Andy Dick Arrested

November 8th, 2014 6:21pm EST
Andy Dick
Andy Dick has been arrested for theft. The actor/comedian was arrested in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday night after reportedly stealing a $1,000 necklace from a man on Hollywood Boulevard earlier this month.

The former "NewsRadio" star was released from police custody early Saturday morning. He posted $25,000 bail and is due in court on Dec. 4.

He isn't the only celebrity who was recently arrested for theft. In late October, hip-hop star Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested because they "forcibly" grabbed a camera from a female paparazzo in Beverly Hills earlier this fall...

No More Probation For Lohan

November 7th, 2014 9:15am EST
Judge Ends Linday Lohan's Probation In Necklace Theft Case
Lindsay Lohan's probation over a 2011 theft case has been finalized. Three years ago the actress was accused of stealing a piece of jewelry worth $2,500 from a store in Venice. She pleaded no contest to a charge of misdemeanor.

Lohan received extended probation because she was already on probation from previous drunk-driving related incidents.

Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney was very satisfied with her progress and the positive progress reports from the star's therapist and community service boss, noting she had "picked up the pace" after finishing 102 hours of 240 hours of communit...