Legal Issues

Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct Following 'Cabaret' Outburst

September 10th, 2014 11:53am EDT
Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct Following 'Caba
Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Wednesday for disrupting a performance of "Cabaret" in Manhattan in June.

The star appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City and admitted his guilt over an incident at Studio 54, according to TMZ.com. LaBeouf was charged with criminal trespassing and two counts of disorderly conduct.

According to eyewitnesses, LaBeouf walked through the theatre in a ripped shirt, smoked inside the venue, and chased a homeless man outside.

Police arrested the actor, who reportedly spit at officers and yelled, "Do you know who the f**k I am?...
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Canadian Prosecutors Drop Assault Charge Against Justin Bieber

September 8th, 2014 4:55pm EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is pleased after prosecutors in Canada dropped an assault charge against him. The singer was accused of attacking a limo driver in Toronto in 2013, but officials have withdrawn the charge against the pop star.

During the incident, there were several other passengers inside the car, and prosecutors were unable to prove "beyond a reasonable doubt" that Bieber was responsible for the attack.

Prosecutor David Mitchell told the court he would no longer move forward with the case because there is "no reasonable prospect of conviction," adding, "There were a number of people in the...
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Celebrity Nude Photo Hack May Have Been The Result Of Phishing

September 4th, 2014 5:07pm EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
The recent theft of private nude photos belonging to dozens of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst, may have been the result of phishing, and not a security breach or straight hacking of Apple's iCloud.

TMZ.com reports that authorities are looking into whether several of the celebs who were hacked -- specifically Upton, Lawrence, Lea Michele and Mary Elizabeth Winstead -- were actually baited into giving up their passwords via a phishing email they may have gotten that appeared to come from Apple.

The tech giant has denied there were any breaches in its ...
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Chris Brown Cops Plea Deal In Washington, D.C. Assault Case

September 2nd, 2014 8:52pm EDT
Chris Brown
Chris Brown has gotten out of serving more jail time after pleading guilty to assaulting a man outside a Washington, D.C. hotel in 2013 as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

The singer was involved in the altercation last October when Brown's camp claims a man tried to get onto his tour bus outside the city's W Hotel. Police took him and a bodyguard into custody and charged them with felony assault, which was later dropped to a misdemeanor. He was offered a plea deal in January, but turned it down.

Brown appeared in court in D.C. on Tuesday with girlfriend Karrueche Tran by his side to...
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Justin Bieber Charged With Dangerous Driving & Assault

September 2nd, 2014 6:26pm EDT
Justin Bieber Charged With Dangerous Driving & Assault
Justin Bieber is in trouble with the law again - this time for dangerous driving and assault. Over the weekend the pop star's all-terrain vehicle (ATV) collided with a mini van in his native Ontario, Canada.

The incident occurred on a road in Perth County, the community where Bieber, 20, grew up.

Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Kees Wijnands told CNN: "Investigation revealed that after colliding, the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan engaged in a physical altercation."

Bieber was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 29, and his attorney said the singer was...
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Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton At Center Of Massive Celebrity Nude Photo Leak

September 1st, 2014 10:44am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton At Center Of Massive Celebrity Nud
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and supermodel Kate Upton are a couple of the biggest names atop a massive list of celebrities whose private photos have been shared online by a hacker, many of them topless and fully nude shots.

The leak, which, according to Buzzfeed originated on website 4chan, happened on Sunday after hackers got into Apples iCloud via a leak that allowed celebrity cell phones to be hacked.

Earlier this week a hacker claimed to have tons of personal photos and threatened to release them on Sunday. The photos were released, as promised, in several batches, and the...
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Bryan Singer's Attorney Slams Latest Sex Abuse Claim

August 30th, 2014 3:22pm EDT
Bryan Singer
An attorney for filmmaker Bryan Singer has slammed a new sexual assault allegation filed against the star in New York City.

The New York Police Department Special Victims Squad is investigating a complaint filed by a man in his early 20s in May. The man reportedly claims the "X-Men" director abused him during an incident on March 23, 2013, according to the New York Daily News. No futher details have been revealed.

Singer's lawyer, Marty Singer, who is no relation to the filmmaker, told Buzzfeed.com, "My client did not engage in any criminal or inappropriate behaviour with anyone in New Y...
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Cee Lo Gets Probation

August 30th, 2014 8:35am EDT
Cee Lo Green Avoids Jail Over Drug Charge Involving Ex-Girlfrien
Singer/rapper Cee Lo Green made a plea deal over an ecstasy charge and has been sentenced to three years of probation and community service.

Last year an ex-girlfriend accused "The Voice" judge, real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, of slipping her ecstasy before having sex with her after a dinner date. The anonymous plaintiff claimed Green spiked her drink during a date in November, 2012, in Los Angeles and she later woke up naked in a bed with him.

The Gorillaz star initially pleaded not guilty to the claim but later pled no contest to a felony count of sharing ecstasy in a deal that al...
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Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Turns Himself In To Police

August 29th, 2014 11:22am EDT
Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Turns Himself In To Police
The homeless man who Miley Cyrus brought to the MTV Video Music Awards has turned himself into police after violating his probation.

On Sunday, Jess Helt accepted the pop star's award for "Video of the Year" in order to raise awareness about homeless youths.

It was later revealed that Helt was wanted on a warrant for violating probation stemming from a 2010 burglary. Helt also did not keep his probation officer up to date about his whereabouts, failed to take a drug test, broke curfew, and did not complete community service requirements.

Helt turned himself in to poice on Thursday and wa...
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Lawsuit Dropped

August 28th, 2014 11:33am EDT
Katherine Heigl Withdraws $6 Million Lawsuit Against Drugstore
Katherine Heigl has decided to drop a lawsuit against Duane Reade. The actress had filed a $6 million lawsuit against the drugstore chain after the company posted a paparazzi photo of her carrying their shopping bags.

The picture was used on the store's social media websites. It included the caption: "Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can't resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore."

Heigl claimed Duane Reed had violated the false advertising provision of the Lanham Act, as well as New York civil rights statutes protecting the use of likenesses for the purpose of trade.

The ...
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