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Ryan Seacrest Talks ‘American Idol,’ Kardashians And More

By Neal Justin, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — The forklift carrying one of entertainment’s valuable properties began to rise above the masses when a producer brought it to a halt. “Perfect height!” he barked through a megaphone. The cargo, also known as Ryan Seacrest, waited a beat before responding: “That’s the first time I’ve ever […]

June 25, 2014

Justin Bieber Still Could Face Charges In Egg-Throwing Case

By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber isn’t quite out of the legal woods yet. On Monday, authorities said they would not file charges over claims the pop star snatched a woman’s cell phone at a miniature golf course and batting cages center in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles’ San Fernando […]

June 17, 2014

Sandra Bullock Gets Emergency Protective Order After Home Break-In

By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — An emergency protective order was issued Monday for actress Sandra Bullock after a man broke into her West Los Angeles home, police said. The protective order is good for five days, after which Bullock must apply for a permanent restraining order with the Los Angeles County […]

June 9, 2014

3 Armed Men Rob Scotty McCreery, Friends At Apartment

The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) RALEIGH, N.C. — Three armed men robbed country singer Scotty McCreery and some friends in an apartment in the southern part of the city early Monday, police said. No one was hurt when the trio entered the apartment and took wallets and electronics, Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said. […]

May 5, 2014

Paul Simon, Wife Edie Brickell Charged With Domestic Violence

By David Owens, The Hartford Courant NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Singer Paul Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell, face domestic violence charges related to a weekend incident at their home. Police in New Canaan said Simon, 72, and Brickell, 47, were charged with disorderly conduct after what police described as a “family dispute” on […]

April 28, 2014

House Music Icon DJ Rashad Dead At 34

By Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — DJ Rashad, aka Rashad Harden, started out as a dancer in Chicago clubs and street corners, and turned into a pioneering producer. He helped usher in the next wave of dance music known as footwork. Harden, 34, of Calumet City, Illinois, was found dead Saturday afternoon in an […]

April 28, 2014

Justin Bieber Visits Controversial Japan War Shrine

Tokyo (AFP) – Justin Bieber courted controversy once again on Wednesday, posting a picture of a Japanese war shrine after an apparent visit to the contentious spot that counts convicted war criminals among the fallen warriors it honors. The troubled Canadian pop prince posted the snap of the Yasukuni shrine on his Instagram account — […]

April 23, 2014

Trial Postponed, Chris Brown Heads Back To LA

Washington (AFP) – A U.S. judge postponed Chris Brown’s assault trial Wednesday, saying the R&B singer should not be held in legal limbo and must return to California for a probationary hearing. After his trial on misdemeanor charges was twice postponed, Brown is now due back in Washington for a status hearing on June 25. […]

April 23, 2014

Lindsay Lohan Reports Miscarriage

LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan suffered a miscarriage last year while taping her reality show, “Lindsay,” the troubled actress revealed on the final episode of the program. “No one knows this,” Lohan, 27, said when asked to comment on her experience with the show. “I had a miscarriage for those two weeks that I took […]

April 21, 2014

Veteran U.S. Actor Mickey Rooney Dead At 93

Los Angeles (AFP) – Beloved U.S. child star and comic actor Mickey Rooney, one of Hollywood’s most enduring denizens whose career began in the silent film era, died on Sunday. He was 93. Rooney’s son Michael Joseph Rooney confirmed the actor’s death to the New York Times. The celebrity website TMZ said that Rooney died […]

April 7, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin Call It Quits

Los Angeles (AFP) – Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced their separation, signaling the end of the A-list couple’s 11-year marriage. In a statement entitled “Conscious Uncoupling” posted on Paltrow’s lifestyle website Goop.com on Tuesday, the stars said they had decided to “remain separate” after battling unsuccessfully to save their marriage […]

March 26, 2014

Rolling Stones Postpone Dates After Death Of L’Wren Scott

By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Rolling Stones have thus far postponed a total of seven concert dates after the death of L’Wren Scott, the designer, celebrity stylist and former model who’s long been romantically linked to Stones leader Mick Jagger. All of the dates are part of the “14 On […]

March 18, 2014

Chris Brown Forced To Wear Orange Jail Suit To Court

By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Singer Chris Brown appeared in court Monday in jail-issued shirt and pants. Before cameras rolled during the hearing, in which a judge ordered the R&B singer held without bail until April 23, Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, argued his client should be able to wear a business […]

March 18, 2014

Rapper Chief Keef Arrested On DUI Charge

By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Highland Park police arrested the rapper Chief Keef and charged him with driving under the influence, just weeks after he completed court-ordered drug rehab, according to Lake County court records. Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was pulled over by police around 12:35 p.m. March 5 for […]

March 17, 2014

Spokesman: Jagger’s Girlfriend L’Wren Scott Found Dead In NYC

New York (AFP) – Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, has been found dead at her apartment in New York, the rocker’s spokesman said Monday. The spokesman said Jagger was “completely shocked and devastated” by the death of the 49-year-old Scott. U.S. media reported that she was found hanged. […]

March 17, 2014

Michael Jackson’s Family Pursuing Appeal In Case Against AEG

Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES _ Despite being denied a new trial against AEG Live, Michael Jackson’s mother and children will continue to pursue their case against the entertainment powerhouse, which they say was negligent in the pop star’s death, their attorney said Tuesday. “There are several issues we intend to have the appellate court […]

January 14, 2014

Police: Cocaine In ‘Plain View’ At Justin Bieber Home, Friend Arrested

Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES _ Detectives searching Justin Bieber’s Calabasas mansion Tuesday during an investigation into an egging case arrested one of the singer’s associates on felony drug charges after cocaine was found in plain view. Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators did not immediately identify who was arrested but said it was not Bieber. […]

January 14, 2014