Celebrity legal affairs

Illusionist David Copperfield appears in court, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Las Vegas. A Nevada jury got a rare behind-the-scenes look at a David Copperfield disappearing act after a British man claimed he was badly hurt as he participated in a 2013 show. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 17, 2018 - 9:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jurors got a rare behind-the-scenes look at a David Copperfield disappearing act Tuesday during testimony in a negligence lawsuit involving a British man who claims he was badly hurt when he fell while participating in a 2013 Las Vegas show. The magician's friend and executive...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2017 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert in Houston, Texas. A man arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Swift was wearing a mask and rubber gloves, had a knife, rope and ammunition and told police he had driven there from his Colorado home to see the singer. The 28-year-old Swift, who lives in New York, was not at the home either time. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2018 - 6:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was wearing a mask and rubber gloves, had a knife, rope and ammunition, and told police he had driven from his Colorado home to see the singer who was not there at the time. The details were...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada.On Monday, April 16, 2018, Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album "Damn." (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2018 - 6:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The decision to award rapper Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for music represents a historic moment for hip-hop and American music, according to two of the music jurors who picked the album "DAMN." as a finalist. "It's big for hip-hop. I think it's big for our country. It's big...
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Bill Cosby, center, arrives for his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 17, 2018 - 6:19 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Bill Cosby's own words are undercutting his defense. Jurors at the comedian's sexual assault retrial are hearing portions of a deposition he gave in 2005 as part of a civil lawsuit filed by his...
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Bill Cosby, center, arrives for his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 17, 2018 - 4:43 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Bill Cosby's sexual-assault retrial (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Jurors are getting a sense of Bill Cosby's view of consent from lurid deposition testimony in which the comedian described reaching an area "somewhere between permission and rejection" during...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, Fox News personality Sean Hannity attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York. Hannity is President Donald Trump's most vocal defender on television, and a week ago he was on the air criticizing the FBI raid on the president's personal attorney Michael Cohen as evidence that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "witch hunt" against the president has become a runaway train. It was revealed in a court hearing Monday, April 16, that Cohen also represented Hannity. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2018 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Tuesday that it was as surprised as anyone to learn that Sean Hannity shared a lawyer with President Donald Trump but that its popular prime-time host "continues to have our full support." Hannity is a hot topic for journalism ethics experts and comedians alike...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, Fox News personality Sean Hannity attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York. Hannity is President Donald Trump's most vocal defender on television, and a week ago he was on the air criticizing the FBI raid on the president's personal attorney Michael Cohen as evidence that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "witch hunt" against the president has become a runaway train. It was revealed in a court hearing Monday, April 16, that Cohen also represented Hannity. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2018 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says its management was unaware until it came out in court that host Sean Hannity shared a lawyer with President Donald Trump, but that Hannity "continues to have our full support." Fox said in a statement Tuesday that it had reviewed the matter and spoken to...
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Bill Cosby, right, arrives for his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 17, 2018 - 9:44 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial can read the comedian's prior testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex to the jury, the judge in the case ruled Tuesday. Judge Steven O'Neill ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can read the testimony into the record...
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Bill Cosby, center, arrives for his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 17, 2018 - 8:38 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Bill Cosby's sexual-assault retrial (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Bill Cosby has arrived for his sexual assault retrial, where prosecutors are building to a close in their case. A spokeswoman for the 80-year-old comedian blasted his chief accuser and her...
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Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 16, 2018 - 8:00 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers have changed the way they talk about his chief accuser and her relationship with him. At Cosby's first sexual-assault trial, the defense argued that Andrea Constand, a former Temple University women's basketball administrator, and the 80-year-old married...
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