Celebrity legal affairs

FILE - In this March 13, 2015 file photo, Mark Salling arrives at the 32nd annual Paleyfest "Glee" in Los Angeles. Salling, one of the stars of the Fox musical comedy “Glee,” died, Tuesday Jan. 30, 2018. He was 35. Salling’s lawyer, Michael J. Proctor did not release the cause of death. Salling pleaded guilty in December to possession of child pornography. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 6:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman in the hit musical-comedy "Glee," died of an apparent suicide Tuesday, weeks after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. He was 35. Salling pleaded guilty in December after authorities said a search of his computer...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, left, sits during a status conference in his upcoming double murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. The prison death of Hernandez is prompting lawmakers to revisit a centuries-old Massachusetts legal principle. Under a bill heard Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, a person who takes their own life after being convicted of a crime would automatically lose all rights to appeal. Hernandez’s murder conviction in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd was dismissed after Hernandez was found hanging in his cell last April. (John Blanding, Boston Globe/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
January 30, 2018 - 2:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The prison death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is prompting lawmakers to revisit a centuries-old Massachusetts legal principle. Under a bill heard Tuesday by the Legislature's Judiciary Committee, a person who takes their own life after being convicted of a crime would...
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January 30, 2018 - 2:46 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The prison death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is prompting lawmakers to revisit a centuries-old Massachusetts legal principle. Under a bill heard Tuesday by the Legislature's Judiciary Committee, a person who takes their own life after being convicted of a crime would...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2015 file photo, Mark Salling arrives at the 32nd annual Paleyfest "Glee" in Los Angeles. Salling, one of the stars of the Fox musical comedy “Glee,” died, Tuesday Jan. 30, 2018. He was 35. Salling’s lawyer, Michael J. Proctor did not release the cause of death. Salling pleaded guilty in December to possession of child pornography. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Salling, one of the stars of the Fox musical comedy "Glee," has died of a possible suicide at age 35 a few weeks before he was scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles on child pornography charges. Salling's lawyer, Michael J. Proctor, tells The Associated Press the actor...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, Rapper DMX, whose given name is Earl Simmons, leaves federal court in New York. DMX has a court appearance, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 on the tax fraud charges. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — DMX has been sent to prison by a judge who says the rapper repeatedly lied to him when he promised to obey bail conditions. Judge Jed Rakoff (RAY'-kahf) sent the rapper also known as Earl Simmons to prison Tuesday to await his March sentencing on a tax evasion charge. Rakoff called...
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Dortmund's Marc Bartra of Spain arrives at the courtroom in Dortmund, Germany, to testify as witness at the trial against a man, charged with the attempted murder of Borussia Dortmund's soccer team by detonating homemade bombs on their bus, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Bartra was injured from the detonation. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
January 29, 2018 - 9:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra testified Monday at the trial of a man accused of bombing the soccer team's bus last year, saying that he was afraid of dying in the attack. The Apr. 11 blasts shattered a window of the bus and hit Bartra with shrapnel, leaving the team without...
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Dortmund's Marc Bartra of Spain arrives at the courtroom in Dortmund, Germany, to testify as witness at the trial against a man, charged with the attempted murder of Borussia Dortmund's soccer team by detonating homemade bombs on their bus, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Bartra was injured from the detonation. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
January 29, 2018 - 5:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra has testified at the trial of a man accused of bombing the soccer team's bus last year, saying that he was afraid of dying in the attack. The blasts April 11 shattered a window of the bus and hit Bartra with shrapnel, leaving the team without the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017 file photo, actress Viola Davis poses in the press room at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Davis Davis produced and narrates the documentary series “Two Sides,” airing on TV One. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 28, 2018 - 1:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis knows how to make an audience see into the heart of a character, whether a burdened mother in "Doubt" or the flawed attorney in "How to Get Away with Murder." She hopes the same holds true for the critical issue examined by the documentary series "Two Sides," the...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2015 file photo, rapper Nelly approaches the stage for a concert in Irbil, northern Iraq. A woman who alleges the rapper Nelly raped her on his tour bus after a performance in Seattle says he sexually assaulted two other women in England. Attorney Scott Rosenblum said Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 in an email that the allegations are “completely fabricated” and the lawsuit is a “money grab.” The amended complaint filed Jan. 22 in a Seattle court does not list the women by name. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim, File)
January 27, 2018 - 9:16 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Rapper Nelly is fighting back against a lawsuit that alleges he raped a fan on his tour bus after a performance in Seattle last year and sexually assaulted two fans in England. Nelly filed court papers Friday in King County Superior Court denying the allegations and seeking to have a...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2015 file photo, rapper Nelly approaches the stage for a concert in Irbil, northern Iraq. A woman who alleges the rapper Nelly raped her on his tour bus after a performance in Seattle says he sexually assaulted two other women in England. Attorney Scott Rosenblum said Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 in an email that the allegations are “completely fabricated” and the lawsuit is a “money grab.” The amended complaint filed Jan. 22 in a Seattle court does not list the women by name. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim, File)
January 27, 2018 - 4:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Rapper Nelly is fighting back against a lawsuit that alleges he raped a fan on his tour bus after a performance in Seattle last year and sexually assaulted two fans in England. Nelly filed court papers Friday in King County Superior Court denying the allegations and seeking to have a...
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