The pop star was transferred to a correctional facility in Los Angeles after he was kicked out of a court ordered rehab centre on Friday, and it has now been ruled he will stay there until a probation violation hearing on April 23.
Brown, 24, was led into court in an orange jumpsuit despite requests from his lawyer that he be allowed to wear civilian clothes.
His mother, Joyce Hawkins, sobbed as the judge ordered he be kept in prison.
Police have charged 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell with vehicular homicide following a fatal car accident on Friday, April 19, in Nashville, Tenn., CNN reports. Officers said the musician was speeding.
The driver of the truck, Paul Howard Shoulders, was apparently not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from his vehicle during the crash. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Harrell, 41, reportedly showed signs of impairment when he underwent a field sobriety test. Police said he acknowledged consuming hard cider and taking prescription Lortab and Xanax; they also discovered Oxycodone and Oxymorphone pills in his sock when he was booked at a local station.
Lauryn Hill has been renting a South Orange, New Jersey mansion since 2009. Hill stopped paying rent last month, so her landlord ran to court and filed a legal ultimatum — pay your rent NOW, or get out.
Lauryn hasn’t paid, so the eviction lawsuit is now full steam ahead.
Hill will be sentenced next week for tax fraud. She pled guilty and now faces several years in federal prison.
Attorney Adam Levy, son of Judge Judith Sheindlin aka Judy Judy is in trouble after claims emerged that he knew his former personal live-in trainer was an undocumented immigrant accused of raping a 12-year-old girl.
Posted: Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 6:55 p.m PST
Prosecutors say Winans sold fake Saudi Arabian oil bonds to more than 1,000 investors in 2007 and 2008. He promised 100 percent returns in two months, then used the money for his personal expenses or to pay off earlier investors. About 600 people are still owed $5 million.
Cameron Douglas, 34, who is doing time for years of drug use and dealing, was apparently attacked after an unnamed New York crime boss put a $100 bounty on his head for being a ‘rat.’
During a 2010 bail hearing, Cameron’s psychiatrist inadvertently revealed that his client had snitched to the police about his drug suppliers, David and Eduardo Escalera, during his original sentencing hearing.
According to TMZ, Kris Humphries‘ lawyers had a telephone conference with FBI agents earlier today TMZ has learned … and they handed over evidence allegedly proving his ex-flame Myla Sinanaj attempted to extort him.
TMZ broke the story … Kris’ camp reached out to the Feds after Myla allegedly demanded a large sum of money in exchange for her silence … regarding incriminating details about her relationship with Kris.
Sources tell TMZ, Kris’ lawyers had the conference with FBI officials in Minnesota this AM and turned over multiple recorded messages from Myla which Kris’ people say proves extortion.
A rep for the FBI would neither confirm nor deny an investigation was taking place.
According to TMZ , Legendary horror maven Clive Barker — who’s responsible for the “Candyman” and “Hellraiser” franchises — gave his ex-boyfriend HIV … and then kicked him out on the street … this according to claims in a new lawsuit.
Emilian David Armstrong says in the suit … he met Barker in early 1996, and they quickly moved in together. Armstrong had a daughter from a previous heterosexual relationship. She also moved in.
Armstrong says in November, 1996, he was diagnosed with HIV. The suit claims Barker had tested positive and had urged Armstrong to get tested. Armstrong is convinced — Barker gave him HIV.
Armstrong says Barker confessed he had previously engaged in a sexual relationship with his own cousin, who had AIDS — and also engaged in sadomasochism in prior relationships that involved syringes.
As for why Armstrong waited 16 years to file a lawsuit — Armstrong says he and Barker tried to work out their relationship and battle the virus together … but things started to go south in 2003.
According to the lawsuit, that’s when Barker became addicted to prescription painkillers such as Vicodin, Percocet, Demerol, and Oxycodone. Armstrong claims Barker would mix these drugs with alcohol, cocaine, and/or crystal meth and use them for recreation.
But Armstrong says he still didn’t give up on the relationship — and tried to help Barker through his drug problems … but they only got worse. Armstrong says Barker started throwing drug-fueled parties with young men ranging in age from 19 to early 20’s.
The suit claims in 2009, Barker kicked Armstrong out of his house — along with Armstrong’s daughter — and left them destitute.
Armstrong claims he was a partner in Barker’s business ventures and is entitled to a cut of the profits. He also says he was promised support for life.
Hong Kong police recently revealed that 32-year-old Hong Kong music producer Lee Ming Ho is under investigation for allegedly raping a 23-year-old actress in his Vi-Max Music Studio at Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui on Monday, reported Hong Kong media.
Lee is currently out on bail and has since denied these accusations.
“I really didn’t do it. This whole incident has greatly affected me and my company! I don’t know if she (the young actress who accused him of rape) is out to make a name for herself!” Lee told Hong Kong media on Tuesday.
“I don’t even know why the police will look for me. Rape is a very serious accusation, if it is true, the police will definitely charge me. How is it possible that I am allowed bail!”
The identity of the young actress, who claimed to have been sexually violated while she was drunk at the music studio, is still a mystery, though senior TVB official Virginia Lok, has confirmed on Wednesday that she is an actress with TVB.
“As a woman, she (the alleged victim) immediately went to the police after meeting with such an incident (her alleged rape).
“I am very supportive of her. It is a very brave thing to do,” said Lok, before going on to urge young artistes to share their problems with their colleagues, and not use alcohol as a means of escape.
Lok’s revelation has inadvertently put every single TVB actress aged around 23 under suspicion and sparked renewed speculation over the identity of the alleged victim.V
According to AP, Proceedings begin Monday in the murder trial of William Balfour, accused of murdering Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.
Judge Charles Burns plans to start questioning would-be jurors one by one, trying to weed out anyone who could be swayed by Hudson’s celebrity status.
Hudson is expected to be at the trial every day once testimony begins, court officials say. She is also on the 300-name list of witnesses who could testify.
Legal experts widely agree on the No. 1 challenge at trials involving megastars. It is the task of identifying 12 jurors able and willing to assess guilt solely on what they hear in court.
This dilemma became clear last week, when 150 potential jurors filled out their questionnaires in court. Nine of the 66 questions dealt with Hudson’s career: Would-be jurors were asked if they’d ever seen her Academy Award-winning film “Dreamgirls” and if they belong to an organization for which Hudson is a spokesperson, presumably a reference to Weight Watchers.
It was obvious many potential jurors had heard of the killings with some gasping when the judge first read the name of the case.
When Burns asked if anyone felt they couldn’t hear the evidence “without sympathy, bias or prejudice” to step up, he looked on with apparent alarm as five, 15, and then 20 people rose. He finally told everyone to sit down and disregard the question, for now.
Hudson will need to refrain from overt displays of emotion as potentially starstruck jurors’ eyes dart back at her, said Gerald Uelmen, a defense attorney at O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.
The risk is that jurors may be watching her rather than testifying witnesses, and they could be influenced by how she reacts,” he said. “She would be well advised not to engage in any facial expressions or outbursts. That could be grounds for a mistrial.”
Prosecutors say Balfour, the 30-year-old estranged husband of Hudson’s sister, shot the family in a jealous rage because Julia Hudson was dating another man.
The bodies of Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother, Jason Hudson, 29, were found shot to death in the family’s home on Oct. 24, 2008. The body of her nephew, Julian King, was found days later in a vehicle several miles away.
Balfour’s attorneys have said the evidence is circumstantial although prosecutors say proof he committed the crime will include gun residue found on his car’s steering wheel.
Judges don’t insist jurors be blank slates but they merely want to know if jurors can set aside their biases and preconceptions, said Laurie Levenson, a law professor at Loyola Law School Los Angeles.
“You certainly don’t want a juror who hasn’t heard of Jennifer Hudson, for instance,” Levenson said. “That would raise other serious questions, like, where’s this person been living – under a rock?”
Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin really stepped in it this time — he’s been charged with felony cocaine possession stemming from his recent arrest … TMZ has learned.
As we first reported, the singer was busted back in January after cops pulled Scantlin over and found him in possession of a controlled substance, which at the time cops only ascertained to be some kind of powder and pills.
But mystery solved … because when the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office filed their complaint, they named cocaine as that substance. There was no mention of the pills.
In addition to the felony charge, Scantlin was also charged with two misdemeanors — being under the influence of a controlled substance and driving without a license.
If convicted on all charges, Scantlin could face 4.5 years in jail. He’s already pled not guilty and is due back in court later this week.